Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite Meralco’s eight-day layoff, coach Norman Black refused to blame rust for his side’s lackluster showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 1 on Friday.“We got outplayed tonight. It didn’t have to do anything with rust. I think we had three more days of rest than they had so I don’t see a big deal as far as that’s concerned,” said Black after the 102-87 loss to Ginebra in the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients “Going into Game 2, we have to make sure we get good looks with the basket.”Game 2 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But Black knows exactly where things went downhill for the Bolts.READ: Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We shot poorly from the perimeter today,” he said. “Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. I think we took about 35 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part.”What caused Meralco’s first quarter downfall was its measly 2-of-17 shooting from three as Ginebra established control early and took a 49-35 halftime lead. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next One final huddle: Beth Celis, 73 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Though the Bolts were able to hit those three-pointers in their third quarter rally, their 8-of-24 sniping, which translates to 24-percent, was still way below their average of 37 percent, a league-best.READ: Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematchBlack reminded his wards to be more intelligent in their shot selections, saying that just because the Gin Kings’ defense are giving them space to shoot a three, it doesn’t mean that they should always go for it.“They’re sagging, but you don’t have to take three-point shots because they’re sagging. Ginebra continues to make the extra pass and get a little bit closer to the basket. We can actually do the same thing. We’ve been doing that the entire conference long and I have no idea why we mixed it up into shooting a lot of threes,” he said.READ: ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight
Harden played just 29 minutes and 34 seconds, and made eight 3-pointers to extend his NBA record to 12 games in a row with at least five.“The step-back 3s, he’s perfected that,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s got 16 3s and they’re all step-backs. I don’t know how he does it … everybody knows what he’s doing and he still gets them off, and they’re kind of open. They’re not forced, so he’s just an incredible player.”Clint Capela added 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting after making just four of 16 field goals in a loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday night.Harden and fellow starters Capela and Tucker also sat out the fourth quarter with Houston up 113-81 entering the fourth. Even with the trio watching the final quarter from the bench, the Rockets maintained a huge lead and their 141 points were a season high and the most Cleveland has allowed this season.TIP-INSCavaliers: Rodney Hood returned after missing the last three games with a sore left Achilles tendon. He had six points, two assists and two rebounds in 18 minutes. … Cedi Osman had 15 points and Collin Sexton added 14. … Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Jones added 12 points each.Rockets: Paul missed his 10th game in a row with a strained left hamstring. … Gordon missed his sixth straight game with a bruised right knee. … It’s the sixth time this season Houston has scored 70 points or more in the first half.DATE NIGHT?Tucker boxed out a couple of Cavaliers and avoided grabbing the ball to help Harden collect his 10th rebound on Friday night. Tucker joked that Harden might owe him for the move.“Dinner, movies. I need a date,” Tucker joked. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Later, Harden was asked if Tucker deserves dinner for helping him get his triple-double.“I took P.J. to dinner, movies, Europe,” Harden said laughing. “I take P.J. everywhere with me. He gets enough already.”UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.Rockets: Visit Orlando on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes — the first player in NBA history to have a 40-point triple-double in less than 30 minutes played — to lead the Houston Rockets to a 141-113 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for their eighth win in 11 games.“I think we’ve all had that in the back of our mind. It was just a far reach earlier in the season,” Harden said. “Now it’s pretty close. We’ve just got to continue to do what we’ve been doing. Playing well, taking care of opportunities like this tonight. Just continue to get better, strive to get better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Rockets, who were in 14th place in the West in early December, are 4 ½ games out of first place and tied with the Clippers for fifth.After the Cavaliers got a 117-108 win in the first meeting with Houston this season, the Rockets were determined to take care of business this time around. They did that, racing out to a 28-point lead after scoring a season-high 77 points in the first half behind 24 points from Harden. View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion It’s Harden’s 15th straight game with at least 30 points, his franchise-record 13th game with 40 points this season and the seventh in the last nine games as he has carried the team with Chris Paul and Eric Gordon out with injuries.Ante Zizic came off the bench to score 18 for the Cavaliers, whose season-long skid extended to 12 games.“We just couldn’t stop them,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. “They were raining 3s all over the place. They broke us down off the dribble. They are in a rhythm now and playing very good basketball.”Harden needed less than 2 1/2 quarters to reach 30 points on Friday night, hitting a 3 with 7:41 left in the third to give him 32 points and push Houston’s lead 91-58. He joins Kobe Bryant (16 games in 2003) as the only players to score 30 points in at least 15 games in a row since the 1972-73 season.About three minutes later, he pushed his total to 40 after he was left wide open to drive into the lane for an easy layup to make it 99-68. Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with about 90 seconds left in the third quarter to give him his sixth triple-double this season and the 41st of his career.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets still have a way to go to reach their goal of earning the top seed in the Western Conference.But it seems far more attainable than it was just a month ago.ADVERTISEMENT Domantas Sabonis sharp again at MSG as Pacers beat Knicks
From the “republic” Morarji removed the “pub”. And what do we have left? A relic.The Last Letter in SundayThere is an old saying: When you cannot avoid being raped, it is better to relax and enjoy it. The common man is trying to do just that.Kastur Chand Jain in the,From the “republic” Morarji removed the “pub”. And what do we have left? A relic.The Last Letter in SundayThere is an old saying: When you cannot avoid being raped, it is better to relax and enjoy it. The common man is trying to do just that.Kastur Chand Jain in the Letters column in the Indian ExpressI think Mrs Gandhi does not have the capacity to be authoritarian.Janata Party president Chandra Shekhar in New DelhiI am sure if tomorrow there is a landlord agitation or a tycoon agitation the communist parties will support it, as long as it is directed against the Government.Justice Krishna Iyer in SocietyWe have everybody here necessary to make a film – producer, director, cameraman and a leading hero.Rajneesh Ashramite quoted in SuperLaws are not something that God gave… They are not static or unchangeable. If the law is not good it has to be changed.Mrs Indira Gandhi addressing a lawyers’ symposiumI am a champion milker – I milk anybody.Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board, V. Kurien, in The Sunday StandardIf a prostitute were to say that she was a worker, she will be recorded as such and categorised as ‘other worker’.Yogendra Makwana’s answer in the Lok Sabha to a question of whether prostitutes have been indicated as beggars in the present censusThere is every possibility that India may dismember under the inevitable politics of this highly centralised, autocratic power.Romesh Thapar in Business IndiaadvertisementTV for social education is a fraud in India.P.C. Chatterji, former director-general of AIR, in The Illustrated WeeklyA politician is one who is highly specialised in political activity and tends to stress this role above all others.Chetkar Jha in SeminarIf emancipation of Harijans meant their elimination, it would yet take some time.Jagjivan Ram quoted in CurrentGavaskar is a great player but a useless captain… He is arrogant and a bad leader. India has suffered because of him.K.R. Wadhwaney, sports editor Indian Express in Surya IndiaAn autopsy on dead reports will be helpful only if the doctor who is performing it will have the courage to expose.Quark in Sunday ReviewWhenever a man moves into the heart, something in him goes feminine. He becomes more round, more soft, more vulnerable.From the Discourse Series of Rajneesh in Eve’s WeeklyCritics have set ideas about the kind of films they like and those they don’t. The rest of the time they are just showing off their language.Film director Saeed Mirza in Bombay-Compiled by Anita Kaul
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham star Alli avoids FA punishment for Arsenal gestureby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham star Dele Alli will not be punished for a sign he made to Arsenal supporters during his side’s Carabao Cup win last night.Alli netted the second goal of the game and made a gesture to remind the fans of the score.While his gesture could be seen as inflammatory, it was not abusive, which means he will be cut some slack.Sky Sports suggests that no further action will be taken.And the Gunners will not face any action after a supporter was caught on video throwing something at Alli. But that supporter does face criminal action and a stadium ban.
Tottenham open contract talks with Jan Vertonghenby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have opened talks with Jan Vertonghen over a new contract.The key central defender is out of contact at the end of the season, when he could leave for nothing.But discussions over a new deal are underway, though there is an apprehension from Spurs to offer the 32-year-old anything over a 12 month deal given his age, says the Daily Mail.However, the fact Moussa Sissoko, who turned 30 in August, signed a four-year contract last week is likely to be a key bargaining tool for Vertonghen as he looks for a longer deal.Vertonghen said yesterday: “I feel like I still have a couple of good years left in me. That’s definitely how I’m feeling now. I hope I can help the team for as long as I can.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says critical pieces of legislation, aimed at strengthening the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, are to be brought before Parliament this year.These, he said, are the Secured Transaction Obligations Act and the Insolvency Act.Minister Hylton was speaking during a recent interview on the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) ‘Issues and Answers’ programme with Ian Boyne.“This year, we are committed to having in Parliament, critical pieces of legislation and I speak here of the Secured Transaction Obligations Act, which will broaden the base of collateral so that we can now rely on things like intellectual property…moveable property as collateral,” he explained.The introduction of modern insolvency legislation will provide clear rules and procedures for handling corporate and personal insolvencies, including a mechanism in appropriate cases for giving a business a “no adverse action” period in which to attempt to restructure and achieve viability, before the winding up process is embarked upon.This, Minister Hylton said, will allow for reorganisation of entities without having to go through liquidation and “put people out of jobs and affect branding”.Minister Hylton said these two pieces of legislation, along with the forthcoming Madrid Protocol and various amendments to the Copyright Act, should bring about some amount of transformation in the MSME sector.Contact: Chris Patterson
Kohima: R N Ravi, a former Intelligence Bureau officer and the Centre’s interlocutor for Naga peace talks, was on Thursday sworn in as the 20th governor of Nagaland. Ravi was administered the oath office at Raj Bhavan by the acting chief justice of Gauhati High Court, Arup Kumar Goswami, in presence of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu, Opposition Leader T R Zeliang, state ministers, legislators and other dignitaries. He was appointed as the new governor on July 20 by President Ram Nath Kovind. Ravi succeeded P B Acharya, whose tenure ended on July 19.
Guwahati: Altogether 60 candidates have filed papers for five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state, with the BJP and the Congress emerging as the major contenders in at least four of the seats.Tuesday was the last date for the filing of nomination for the second phase of election, scheduled on April 18. Among the five seats, Karimganj (SC) registered maximum number of nominees at 19, followed by Silchar with 14 candidates, an election office spokesperson said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The other three constituencies that will go to polls on April 18 are Autonomous District (ST), Mangaldai and Nowgong. In Karimganj (SC) parliamentary constituency, the major players are sitting MP of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Radheshyam Biswas, BJP’s Kripanath Malla and Congress candidate Swarup Das, poll analysts said. In Silchar, BJP’s Rajdeep Roy is set to pose a tough challenge to sitting Congress MP Sushmita Dev, they said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe candidates of the two national parties are prime contenders for Mangaldoi, Autonomous (ST) District and Nowgong seats too. While Congress MP Bhubaneswar Kalita will lock horns with BJP’s Dilip Saikia at Mangaldoi, the grand old party’s minister, Pradyut Bordoloi, will put up a tough fight against Rupak Sarma of the saffron party, the analysts added. In the Autonomous (ST) District, six candidates have filed their nominations, with the prominent ones being sitting Congress MP Biren Singh Engti and BJP nominee Horen Singh Bey. The scrutiny of papers will be held on March 27 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is March 29.
San Francisco: San Francisco is on track to become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras. Government agencies around the U.S. have used the technology for more than a decade to scan databases for suspects and prevent identity fraud. But recent advances in artificial intelligence have created more sophisticated computer vision tools, making it easier for police to pinpoint a missing child or protester in a moving crowd or for retailers to analyze a shopper’s facial expressions as they peruse store shelves. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportEfforts to restrict its use are getting pushback from law enforcement groups and the tech industry, though it’s far from a united front. Microsoft, while opposed to an outright ban, has urged lawmakers to set limits on the technology, warning that leaving it unchecked could enable an oppressive dystopia reminiscent of George Orwell’s novel “1984.” “Face recognition is one of those technologies that people get how creepy it is,” said Alvaro Bedoya, who directs Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology. “It’s not like cookies on a browser. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThere’s something about this technology that really sets the hairs on the back of people’s heads up.” Without regulations barring law enforcement from accessing driver’s license databases, people who have never been arrested could be part of virtual police line-ups without their knowledge, skeptics of the technology say. They worry people will one day not be able to go to a park, store or school without being identified and tracked. Already, a handful of big box stores across the U.S. are trying out cameras with facial recognition that can guess their customers’ age, gender or mood as they walk by, with the goal of showing them targeted, real-time ads on in-store video screens. If San Francisco adopts a ban, other cities, states or even Congress could follow, with lawmakers from both parties looking to curtail government surveillance and others hoping to restrict how businesses analyze the faces, emotions and gaits of an unsuspecting public. The California Legislature is considering a proposal prohibiting the use of facial ID technology on body cameras. A bipartisan bill in the US Senate would exempt police applications but set limits on businesses analyzing people’s faces without their consent. Legislation similar to San Francisco’s is pending in Oakland, California, and on Thursday another proposed ban was introduced in Somerville, Massachusetts. Bedoya said a ban in San Francisco, the “most technologically advanced city in our country,” would send a warning to other police departments thinking of trying out the imperfect technology. But Daniel Castro, vice president of the industry-backed Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said the ordinance is too extreme to serve as a model. “It might find success in San Francisco, but I will be surprised if it finds success in a lot of other cities,” he said. San Francisco is home to tech innovators such as Uber, Airbnb and Twitter, but the city’s relationship with the industry is testy. Some supervisors in City Hall are calling for a tax on stock-based compensation in response to a wave of San Francisco companies going public, including Lyft and Pinterest. At the same time, San Francisco is big on protecting immigrants, civil liberties and privacy. In November, nearly 60% of voters approved a proposition to strengthen data privacy guidelines.
Ohio State football players don’t know just how nice they have it.Not only do they enjoy incredible practice and workout facilities, a tradition-rich program and prominent national exposure on a weekly basis, but they don’t even get locked in a shed, verbally humiliated or punched in the face when they screw up.That’s a perk worth more than all the training tables, stipends and bowl gifts put together.In a college football environment that has seen Mark Mangino of Kansas fired for physically and verbally abusing his players (allegedly), Texas Tech’s Mike Leach canned for locking receiver Adam James in a darkened tool shed (allegedly) and the dismissal of South Florida’s Jim Leavitt for grabbing a player by the throat and striking him (allegedly) for a miscue on special teams, these Buckeyes should be counting their lucky stars to have a coach like Jim Tressel.Just ask Ray Small.If anyone on this past season’s OSU team could have benefited from a good lock-down or face smacking, it was him. If Tressel’s policy on missed classes, bobbled punts and smoking weed (allegedly) included such humiliations, Small would have looked like Rocky Balboa after 12 rounds with Clubber Lang.My prediction for Small’s career had he played for coaches Mangino or Leavitt?Pain.Probably a better case for comparison would be freshman Duron Carter’s treatment. His case is a little more salient because, like Adam James, he is the son of a former pro football player who now has the national platform provided by being a television football analyst.In light of his academic failures (allegedly), Carter was merely suspended by Tressel before the Rose Bowl rather than locked away in a janitor’s closet at the RPAC.Tressel has had his fair share of malcontents and miscreants to deal with. Early in his career at OSU, Tressel was forced to decide the fate of senior quarterback Steve Bellisari for driving under the influence. The following season, Louis Irizarry and Ira Guilford were arrested for attempted robbery.Each time, Tressel had a hard decision to make. In Bellisari’s case, it meant benching his starting quarterback for the game against arch-rival Michigan. For Irizarry and Guilford, he had to make the difficult choice to sever their ties with the program. For a man of coach Tressel’s integrity and compassion, that was certainly a difficult decision to make.To be fair, OSU is not unfamiliar to the tactics of a harsh disciplinarian. Some of our campus roads and buildings are named after one of the most aggressive coaches ever to stalk the sidelines of a college football game: Woody Hayes.Just ask Charlie Bauman. He was the Clemson nose guard who had the audacity to intercept a pass in the Gator Bowl and was then on the receiving end of a throat punch delivered by Hayes on the sideline.At that point, OSU officials’ hands were tied and they had no other choice then to let the venerable Hayes go. Just as the athletic directors at Kansas, Texas Tech and South Florida had no choice.Gone are the days of mothers and fathers sending their sons off to task-masters such as Hayes or former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight to be forged into men in a crucible of fire.In their place are parents like Ken Small and Craig James who are laboring under the illusion that just because their sons lit up the scoreboards for their respective high schools they are somehow entitled to being handled with kid gloves on the collegiate level.Given this level of coddling, once these student-athletes are outside of their insulated, athletic bubbles, they can hardly be blamed for thinking that the world revolves around them.Tressel can’t save every soul that comes under his tutelage. Some are beyond redemption before they ever set foot on campus (See: Maurice Clarett). But his track record is better than most, and for that, Buckeye fans should be proud.So three of the more brutish coaches in the ranks of college football are looking for work and the athletes left behind know that they are the ones holding the trump cards if their new coaches tick them off.Allegedly.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce believes his team is suffering from lack of confidence after their stalemate against Bristol City on Friday.The Villans played out a 1–1 draw with Bristol and are currently winless in their last nine games. However, Bruce admitted that his side were not at their best and put the poor encounter down to a lack of confidence.But he felt Villa should have won the game. He blasted the decision to disallow Tammy Abraham’s first-half goal, as well as the decision not to award a penalty to his team after a Bristol player handled the ball in the box.“I thought we deserved to win,” he added, according to Birmingham Mail.“The referee has made an awful decision in the first half.”“We could have had a penalty in the second half. Away from home, you need those decisions.”Allardyce praises Newcastle’s Steve Bruce Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce is a better fit at English Premier League side Newcastle United than he would ever have been.“When you put all those factors together, I thought if any ]team was going to win it would be us.”“It was never going to be easy. But after an awful start, the resilience of the players and the determination. For me, we were the better team.”Meanwhile, Jamie McAllister has jumped to the defence of Steve Bruce after chant of him getting the sack were made by Villa supporters.McAllister, who is the assistant manager of Bristol City told reporters that:“I think it’s crazy. He’s a top manager and has got a top side.”
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic granted an interview to L’Equipe where he gave a surprising statement about his real influence in football.We have lived inside a lie for all these years, we always thought that Ronaldo Nazario was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s biggest influence in football but we were mistaken.The Swedish striker just revealed the truth about this during an interview with L’Equipe where he spoke about the time when he played for Juventus during a small period of time and met the player who taught him the biggest lessons in the profession, that man is French midfielder, Patrick Vieira.It’s weird I know, but if you stop to think about it, this revelation actually makes a lot of sense.During that period when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had just moved out of his bubble in Holland where he became a world-class player at Ajax from Amsterdam, coming to Serie A was one of his biggest career moves and he arrived in a squad that was filled with some of the biggest names in football at the moment.There he would meet a couple of French legends who quickly grounded him and made him realize that he was a flawed individual, one who could achieve greatness but needed to learn a few life lessons first.Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira wishes Zlatan Ibrahimovic good luck at Manchester United: https://t.co/3q9ivJrSUZ pic.twitter.com/44oFNV5nEe— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) July 1, 2016At the time, there was actually no one better than Vieira to teach him those lessons and both players quickly developed a close bond. Even when Juventus was part of that match-fixing scandal in 2006, the two of them decided to play for Internazionale Milano together and they continued to make their friendship flourish.This reveal is really weird because now the video of Zlatan Ibrahimovic admiring Brazilian Ronaldo when they met at a Milano Derby later on, just looks a bit creepy now because we always believed that Zlatan’s biggest influence was the legendary Brazilian striker.But then again, Patrick Vieira does look like a man who could teach a few things to anyone about football, maybe that’s why he decided to become a manager after his career ended.Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke the news to eveybody on his latest interview to French journal L’Equipe, where he also spoke about the possibility of going back to Paris Saint-Germain as a manager in the future, hinting that this could be the next career path for him.Corini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals Patrick Vieira was the biggest influence on his career – “he was always on my back, it was never good enough”. https://t.co/pkqI022Yeg #Juventus #FCIM pic.twitter.com/DLvY6KAIgb— footballitalia (@footballitalia) November 9, 2018“When I met him at Juventus, he had a really different mentality from the other players I’d known,” Ibrahimovic told L’Equipe.“He was always on my back, I thought I was doing things right but it was never good enough. He showed me that you have to give more, want more.”“He taught me that we play as we train. That’s how it works: if you train well, you play well. I don’t need to tell you the player and the professional he was.”“He was a phenomenal player who will remain in history, but I’m happy I knew the player and person. He deeply influenced my game by pushing me to give 120 percent every day, every game.”“I’m not surprised he became a Coach, he already had that in him: his experience, his maturity, his way of helping others.”“He was always available to talk. He really helped a lot of players, not just me. There were big stars at Juve at the time, and to please them you had to give a lot, you got nothing for free,” he concluded.Zlatan Ibrahimović: “Vieira is one of the best players I played with. He was a monster. He taught me so much.” pic.twitter.com/pg9ogekbBM— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 2, 2015What do you think about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s unexpected revelation about his biggest influence in football? Please share your opinion in the comment section below.
According to Paulo Bento, he fears the Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min might not be ready to play in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Tottenham Hotspur superstar Son Heung-min has traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.And South Korea boss Paulo Bento fears he is overplayed.“Of course we know how many matches and minutes he has played over the past month,” Bento told The Malay Mail.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“He’s probably never played as many games in a row as he has recently. It’s only his second day with us so we will need to check his condition tomorrow before we make any decision on him.”“He’s a very important part of the team obviously,” added Bento.“But we won’t take any risks and we also have other options.”
March 20, 2018 Caltrans considers physical barrier to prevent Coronado Bridge suicides KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:54 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 20, 2018 Video Playerhttp://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CORONADO-BRIDGE.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CORONADO-BRIDGE.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Caltrans has completed a study regarding physical barriers that could be used to prevent suicides at the Coronado Bridge.The study found that 2/3 of those surveyed were in favor of adding a physical barrier to the bridge. It showcased a number of barrier options, including a wire mesh fence and a transparent panel.Construction could cost as much as $137 million. Caltrans has previously said it would take several years to put up the barriers because of environmental impact studies and funding. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: caltrans, Coronado, coronado bridge, suicide FacebookTwitter
JeM Chief Masood AzharJaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is likely to be designated as a global terrorist at the United Nations on May 1 as China has reportedly decided not to block India’s request. Earlier, China had blocked India’s four such attempts to designate Azhar as a global terrorist, much to the disappointment of the other members of the United Nations Security Council – the US, the UK and France. They have been standing by India’s side, especially since the Pulwama terror attack on February 14.If Azhar is designated as a global terrorist at the UN, this could be a big diplomatic win for the Narendra Modi-led BJP government which has been pressing the international community to act against JeM. The decision could pave a way for financial sanctions against the JeM on the lines of other terror groups such as the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.”May Day is going to be the death knell for Masood Azhar, as he will be designated as a global terrorist by the UN’s Islamic State and al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee, with Beijing caving in to the global demand led by the US, France and the UK that the main orchestrator of the Pulwama attack be brought to book,” a senior official told Hindustan Times.China gives in to international pressure?Post the Pulwama terror attack, the members of the UN Security Council such as the US and the UK supported France’s proposal to designate Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN’s 1267 Sanctions Committee. The members were given 10 days to raise any objection over the proposal. China blocked the decision on March 13, which was the last day of the deadline which is believed to be a move to please its all-weather friend Pakistan.But post-China’s fourth attempt to block India’s demand of listing Azhar as a global terrorist, both the US and the UK are infuriated and have clearly expressed that a formidable action against the JeM chief will soon follow.China seems to have finally shed its reluctance and agreed to the demand of the other UN Security Council members amidst the mounting pressure. The February 14 terror strike in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir has ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan leading to tit-for-tat air raids across the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir.Masood Azhar is one of the most wanted terrorists in India, who has been accused of plotting various attacks on the Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, attacking the parliament and the J&K Assembly in 2001, attacking the Pathankot air base in 2016 besides the recent Pulwama suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF personnel.Pakistan’s External Affairs Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had recently stated that Masood Azhar is in Pakistan and is unwell. Post the Indian air strikes at the JeM training camp in Balakot, its chief is said to have moved to the safer Bhawalpur region with his family. Masood Azhar’s two nephews were gunned down by the security forces in separate combat operations in Kashmir last year.
Close Google’s file managing app ‘Files’ has crossed 100 million downloads in January, but it seems the company is not satisfied with numbers. To add more users, the search giant is offering up to Rs 1,000 reward for using its offline file transfer app and redeem as Google Pay credit.Google launched Files in 2017, which helps users to remove junk and clean up their device with a single tap. It also features file sharing ability without going online. Now, it is interesting that the app pays users for sending and receiving files using the app.For every successful transfer, users can earn Rs 100 as a prize. The offer is limited to ten successful transfers, which add up to Rs 1,000. However, you can change your account by just unlinking it and can link a new account to earn more rewards. Google Files app on Play StoreGoogle Play Store screenshotHow to get a reward by using Google Files?First, you will have to install Google Files app or if you are an existing user, then switch to the share tab, which is located at bottom right corner. In the Share tab, you will see “Earn Reward” message. If you can’t find that message, then wait for a while as it will pop up after some time, which was the case with us. Google Files rewardsGoogle FilesAfter clicking on Start, you will have to link your Google account. Now, you are ready to win rewards. Next step to follow is Connect your Google Files app to your friend’s app and share files. Notably, you both have signed up for a reward.As the file transfer finishes, you will receive a notification, which greets you and tells you that you have won a reward. Now you will have to claim this reward with Google Pay using a scratch card in your Google Pay reward section. In no time, your reward will be in your bank account. It’s as simple as that. Google Assistant now introduces visual snapshot feature
Saplings, seeds, flowers, fruits distributed at Green Garden Society fair at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka recently. Photo: Sajid HossainNeither the rain nor the traffic jam could stop them. About 200 men and women gathered on the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University campus on 21 October to exchange their plants. They came with seeds or saplings of tomatoes, plums, chillies, gladioli, and so on.This was a fair to exchange plants. Ideas and knowledge for gardening skills, along with saplings and plants, were all exchangeable at the fair. They were the ‘builder of the green’, initiated by AFM Jamal Uddin, professor of horticulture at the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University. His knack for greenery took him to study horticulture in detail. He loves teaching and researching on the subject.Dhaka city’s steady loss of greenery is a matter of concern for Jamal Uddin deeply. He began lecturing in an effort to mobilize public awareness in this regard. He delivers talks at Dhaka University, BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology) and different schools, about the dangers of pollution, carbon-dioxide and the urgency of trees for the future. In response to demands to safeguard the future generations, Mayor Annisul Huq of Dhaka North City Corporation had founded a ‘Sobuj Dhaka’ (Green Dhaka) programme, which Jamal Uddin brought forward. He began working on a bigger network for green lovers. German nation of Bangladesh origin Mirza Al Raji and ABM Billal Hussain have joined hands with him. He met them at the tree fair.They took up a gardening movement in Dhaka and inspired city dwellers to garden on their terraces, balconies or anywhere appropriate in their apartments. Flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, decorative shrubs, anything would do. They formed a Facebook group ‘Green Garden Society’ and also a website. The response was fast and tremendous. On 15 October 2016 it began with about 4000 members and on 15 October 2016 its membership reached 106,000. The number is on the increase and they dream to cross 1 million. People from overseas have also joined them. The US national of Bangladesh origin Rebecca Yasmin, Alok Ghosh of UK, Mirza Al Raji and immigrant to Malaysia Rafiq Abdul Mannan run the admin while there are a number of local moderators from different districts. The group meets on two Saturdays every month with a training and tree exchange programme. They discuss better methods and technologies for gardening along with the preservation of rare and nearly extinct genus. Members get their queries answered on Facebook. Last September they had a session on hydroponics (planting without soil).AFM Mohammad Jamal Uddin is at the center of all these activities. He is joined by volunteers in an drive to increase the numbers in the movement. The group never deals with any financial matters. Jamal Uddin alerts anyone doing so will no longer be a member. They are now speculating on quarantine of harmful plants and working on affordable soil management options in apartments.The group hopes 100,000 people will join in the green movement. Women are remarkably more in number. They hope that the whole country will turn green one day through their combined efforts.*This piece, published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nawrin
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human ServicesBunk beds are lined up inside an air-conditioned tent at the Tornillo facility for unaccompanied immigrant children near El Paso.The immigration detention center at Tornillo used to hold undocumented immigrant children will remain open for at least 30 more days, a government spokesperson confirmed Monday.The facility opened at the U.S. Customs port of entry last month. It houses undocumented minors who came to the United States alone or were separated from family members or guardians by U.S. immigration officials under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.During a media tour of the facility two weeks ago, the incident commander for BCFS Health and Human Services, which operates the facility, said he didn’t see a need to keep the shelter open longer than the July 13 end date for the current contract.But a Health and Human Services spokesman said on Monday that the facility will remain active at least through Aug. 13.“HHS is legally required to provide care and shelter for all unaccompanied alien children referred by DHS, and works in close coordination with DHS on the security and safety of the children and community,” spokesman Kenneth J. Wolfe wrote in an email.The facility at Tornillo opened after regular shelters reached capacity during the Trump administration’s separation policy. Evy Ramos, a spokeswoman for BCFS, said that as the government continues to reunite separated children with their families, space will free up in shelters for the minors staying at Tornillo.“Until then, we will not abandon those at Tornillo and will continue to provide services on a week-by-week basis,” she said.The facility has attracted worldwide attention since it opened, with immigration rights supporters and politicians holding several protests and marches outside the facility and calling for separated families to be reunited.The government initially said the facility only housed immigrants who came to the country by themselves. But during the media tour two weeks ago, officials confirmed the population had expanded to include a small number of minors who were separated from their families. The facility held 326 minors at that time, the majority of them from Central America. Share