Euro Champ Olympiakos Falls Again

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares Olympiakos may be the king of the hill in European basketball but it’s still struggling in the Greek league, this time tumbling to lightly-regarded KAO Dramas, 75-69, effectively ending the champion’s hopes of winning the regular season title.Olympiakos’ bitter rival, Panathinaikos is still first. Against KAOD, the Reds looked lost, especially playing without captain and shooting star Vassilis Spanoulis.KAOD was led by J’Kovan Brown, who scored 25, and Bosnian Edin Bavcic, with 19, who led the victory that put their team in fourth place, tied with PAOK, which was beaten 81-61 by Panathinaikos, led by James Gist’s 15 points.Panionios jumped into second over Olympiakos with its 74-66 defeat of AGO Rethymnou at Nea Smyrni. The low-budget but spirited Panionios bunch is only one point behind Panathinaikos and has also qualified to play in the European tourney.Ilisiakos moved out of last place with its 74-62 win at home overstruggling Kolossos Rhodes. Trikala beat Pdanelefsiniakos, 70-59 while Nea Kifissia whipped Apollon Patras, 72-54.Aris avoided relegation in beating Ikaros Halkidas 84-67 in Thessaloniki, one week after clinching a spot in the cup final. This was its first game without coach Vangelis Angelou, who left to manage Efes Anadolu in Turkey. Paraskevas Mouratidis took his place.last_img read more

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Fakhar Zaman wears Pakistan cap backwards: He should wear it properly, says Gavaskar

first_imgSunil Gavaskar said that Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman should have wore the Pakistan cap properly during their match against India at the Asia Cup on Wednesday.Fakhar wore the national cap backwards while he was bowling on Wednesday at the Dubai International Stadium. Fakhar won the cap like a rapper for the entirety of his first over and according to Gavaskar, that is not right.”Somebody, maybe the captain should tell him that it’s the national cap. He should wear it properly. You can do this in PSL (Pakistan Super League) may be but this is the national team,” Gavaskar said on air for the host broadcasters Star Sports.However, he did hand it to the umpires before bowling his next over. Gavaskar said that Dinesh Karthik should use his full name instead of ‘DK’ (Reuters Photo)Gavaskar also said that Dinesh Karthik should write his full name behind his shirt instead of his initials ‘DK’, which is his nickname in the cricketing circuit.”Maybe that’s his nickname but since the jersey carries his number, people should identify with the name. Maybe with the name he can have his initials,” Gavaskar said.Gavaskar is known to be particular about how the players wear their national jerseys and the legend has it that Gavaskar during his days as a young cricketer of Dadar Union Club was given a piece of advice by club’ mentor Vithal ‘Marshal’ Patil — “If you can’t be a cricketer, at least dress like one”.Gavaskar has always been very touchy about how players treat their jerseys and caps as he learnt a lesson from his maternal uncle Madhav Mantri, when as a kid, he had demanded to wear former’s India pullovers.advertisement”You need to earn that pullover to wear it,” little Sunny was told by his uncle.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Sports Flashes acquires ICC World Cup audio broadcast rights

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Sports Flashes, a multi-sports app, has acquired the rights from the UAE based Channel 2 Group to broadcast, promote and distribute audio content of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019, it was announced on Friday. The live audio feed would be broadcast across the Sports Flashes App and web platform besides multiple other platforms including FM radios, mobile operators and digital platforms around the world. Sports Flashes will also be using the services of world known commentators and former cricketers. Ajay Sethi, Chairman of Channel 2 Group said: “I am happy to be associated with the Sports Flashes and creating a World Class experience for cricket loving fans around the World.”On the occasion, Raman Raheja, Founder, Sports Flashes said: “After the phenomenal global success of the India-West Indies series and thereafter expanding our footprint in India through the current India-Australia cricket series, we are getting ready for the Mega World Cup 2019.”–IANSgau/bglast_img read more

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Ex-Madrid man Carvalho gets prison sentence

first_imgReal Madrid Ex-Real Madrid defender Carvalho given seven-month prison sentence for tax fraud Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 23:20 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Carvalho - Cropped Getty Images Real Madrid CSL Portugal Shanghai SIPG Primera División The Portuguese Shanghai SIPG defender has received a prison sentence in Spain after pleading guilty to tax crimes, but is unlikely to go behind bars Ricardo Carvalho, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender, has been handed a seven-month prison sentence in Spain for tax fraud.The 39-year-old is unlikely to serve any jail time because, under Spanish law, sentences below two years for non-violent crimes when defendants do not have a previous conviction are typically viewed as suspended.Real Madrid 8/5 to win La Liga Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Carvalho, who is still playing professionally with Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League, acknowledged he failed to pay taxes relating to image rights in 2011 and 2012 and repaid the amount in full. He was also fined €142,882.Prosecutors had argued for a 12-month sentence and a larger fine of €300,000.Carvalho’s former clubs also include Porto and Monaco, while he won Euro 2016 with Portugal at international level last year.last_img read more

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Dubravka calls for Newcastle players’ meeting as winless start goes on

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Newcastle United Read more news “I’ve said to Jamaal [Lascelles, Newcastle’s captain] that we need to arrange a meeting with all the players,” Dubravka said in the wake of Newcastle’s bitterly disappointing 2-0 home defeat by Leicester City on Saturday.“I believe we have enough quality to beat teams like Leicester but we need to change something – we need to analyse everything and be honest with each other. I don’t think we’ve done that until now. If we want to be successful, we need to change. You always have to give 100% because this is the Premier League; so I expect to see us putting in more. We have to react differently to going behind. Sometimes a players’ meeting can help the team.”With Mike Ashley, the club’s owner, also said to be planning an unexpected, and unprecedented, “clear the air” dinner with Benítez and the first-team squad this week it seems likely a lot of talking will be done on Tyneside in the coming days.Dubravka has been one of Newcastle’s better performers but several teammates are underacheiving and the former Sparta Prague goalkeeper acknowledges morale is low. After all, Benítez’s side have lost their past four home games, scored four goals all season, never taken the lead, had the fewest shots in the Premier League and failed to assume more than 49% possession in any fixture.“Confidence is not high right now,” said Dubravka. “We have to sit down, all together and speak about which direction we need to go. We have to go in the same direction, every player. Everybody has to know which kind of system we play. Rafa has told us many times how we should do things but, against Leicester, we were a little bit confused in a few moments and we did not react well.”Old Trafford is not always the ideal place for bright new dawns and Dubravka knows that, despite José Mourinho’s present travails, Manchester United are unlikely to be pushovers. “It will be a tough game,” he said. “But we have to bring the same attitude as when we beat them [at St James’ Park] last season and do the same things.“It’s no good just talking about things again and again. … If we want to change, we have to start it off by doing it ourselves. It is down to us, no one else. We need to be honest with each other. Of course, we need to stick together as a team but let’s have this meeting and talk.”Ashley is sufficiently concerned to have attended the past two matches in person – after an absence of more than a year – and is proposing the bridge‑building dinner. He has met Benítez – who is refusing to extend a contract which runs out in the summer in the wake of the owner’s transfer market parsimony – only three times and had also been engaged in a long-running dispute with the squad over bonuses.It appears that the contract issue is exerting a debilitating all-round effect. Matt Ritchie looked distinctly unimpressed and asked his manager “What for?” as he walked off following the decision to replace him with fellow winger Jacob Murphy during the Leicester game. Newcastle fans seemed equally puzzled and took the step, hitherto unconsidered, of booing Benítez’s decision. Share on Facebook Martin Dubravka hopes to start changing Newcastle’s fortunes for the better by airing some home truths at what promises to be a brutally honest players’ meeting this week.Rafael Benítez’s side travel to Manchester United on Saturday having collected only two points all season and their Slovakian goalkeeper has initiated what he regards as a potentially watershed get-together. Share on Messenger Share via Email Rafael Benítez Topics Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Mike Ashleylast_img read more

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10 months agoHakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy with AC Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Hakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy with AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy at AC Milan.There’s been claims he will be sold next month.“I’m happy at Milan,” Calhanoglu told DAZN.“I’m happy with [Rino] Gattuso and his staff. I feel at home here in Milan.“The relationship [with Gattuso] is really good, even when he gets angry with me. I accept that, because he’s a good Coach with a winning mentality.“When it happens you’re better off not saying anything, otherwise you’ll get a clip round the ear…” last_img read more

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8 days ago​Nketiah reveals Arsenal in constant contact during Leeds loan

first_img​Nketiah reveals Arsenal in constant contact during Leeds loanby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah says that he is constantly in contact with members of the club while on loan at Leeds United.The 20-year-old is struggling for game time at the Elland Road club in the Championship.And Nketiah says that he is still focusing on his long term future at Arsenal, which is highlighted by how they are keeping tabs on him during the loan spell.He told reporters: “I speak with Arsenal a lot, I’m in contact with quite a few people in the club, they’re always texting when I’ve done well or things I can do differently but I think it’s good to have that constant feedback from the club, to know you’re still connected with them.”I’m an Arsenal player on loan at Leeds, I feel like they have done really well to keep me involved and happy and I think they’ve been really happy with me so hopefully I can continue the form and go back and get a starting place and kick off from there.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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‘No danger’ of Mane leaving – Murphy

first_imgFormer Reds star Danny Murphy believes Liverpool are not in danger of losing in-form forward Sadio Mane to Real Madrid despite apparent interest from the Spanish giants.Mane, 27, has enjoyed comfortably his best season in senior football, scoring 22 times in the Premier League to finish joint top-scorer in the division alongside team-mate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Senegal international has been a revelation ever since signing from Southampton in 2016, going on to form a formidable attacking trident with Salah and Roberto Firmino. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Mane also chipped in with four goals to help Liverpool reach the Champions League final, which the Reds will contest against Tottenham in Madrid on Saturday.The Spanish capital could be where Mane plays his football permanently next season if reports of Los Blancos’ interest is genuine, though Murphy does not think fans need to worry, particularly if they become European champions for a sixth time.Murphy told Omnisport: “I don’t think they are in danger of losing him and, to be honest, I think he’s happy.Is right, Reds. @MoSalah and Sadio Mane win the 2018/19 @premierleague Golden Boot, after netting 22 goals each. pic.twitter.com/pFWK84aVNh — Liverpool FC (@LFC) 12 May 2019 “He’s loved, he’s scoring, competing for trophies. I know there’s been links with Madrid, but I just don’t see him going or wanting to leave where he is, where he is doing so much good and playing so well and is loved.”Never say never with anybody, but, at the moment in terms of what he’s done this season, would he be a bigger miss than [Philippe] Coutinho? Yes, he would, because his numbers are bigger, he’s more productive and scores more goals. He’s more of a threat.”He’s been brilliant this season. He really has moved on again from last season. He’s stood up and been counted when so many people probably didn’t expect him to compare with the likes of Salah in terms of his goalscoring exploits.”Ideally, if you win, it’s easier to keep a player when you’re champions of Europe, I get that. Why would you want to leave?”But I just don’t think any of them are in that space at the moment, things are so good. Everyone’s playing so well and there’s a nice togetherness, so I don’t see that being a problem, but of course it would help if they won [the Champions League].”Spurs defied the odds in reaching the Champions League final, particularly in their dramatic ties with Manchester City and Ajax – a last-gasp Lucas Moura goal securing a three-goal comeback against the latter.The skipper. #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/uY2iYE4YmZ — Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 31, 2019 Son Heung-min, Lucas and the fit-again Harry Kane have all impressed in the competition, though Murphy is adamant Liverpool do not need to be hugely worried about Spurs.”I think it’s more the other way around,” Murphy, also an ex-Spurs player, said. “I think for Liverpool, if they carry on playing with the same intensity, momentum and confidence that they have been, Tottenham will be more worried about Liverpool than Liverpool will be about Tottenham.”Liverpool have beaten Tottenham a lot over the last few years. They’ve only lost once to them in the last six or seven years, which is not a great record when you when you look at it.”Liverpool won’t be doing anything other than going into the game with the same confidence – full-backs flying forward, the three forward men will be interchanging, causing problems, running in behind, pressing.”You’ll have the three midfielders who will all just get about the pitch, they know how to condense space and how to press, when to press – they’re a well-oiled machine, Liverpool.”So, Liverpool won’t be too worried about where they stop Tottenham. I mean of course there’s some players you have to get close to at times, but I think with [Virgil] Van Dijk at the back leading them and with how calm and assured he is, it’s not Liverpool who’ll be worried, it’s Tottenham.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Rowing Blazers Will Have You Looking Shipshape

first_img 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt Blazers have a rich history and that’s celebrated with the new menswear line Rowing Blazers by designer Jack Carlson who wrote a book about their origin and place in fashion history three years ago. Inspired by his research, he went on to create this fantastic new collection of jackets, shirts and accessories that reimagines these iconic looks for modern gents. It is sold direct to consumers online.Carlson recently filled me in about his terrific new label…What is the background of the line and what prompted you to launch it?I spent a long time in the sport of rowing: nearly two decades, including three years on the U.S. national team, so I’ve been immersed in this world for a while. At the same time, I’ve also been interested in menswear and in heraldry (the study of symbols, badges and coats of arms) for a long time. This kind of brings all those interests together. Where do you see Rowing Blazers going in the future?We’ll be expanding into a few other categories, in some cases through some exciting collaborations including a T-shirt and sweatshirt collaboration with Merz b. Schwanen, a very historic knitwear manufacturer in Germany, and expanding our retail footprint in Asia, where we’ll be going into two of the best menswear stores on the planet: United Arrows & Sons in Harajuku, Japan, and Hotel V in Taiwan. We’ll also be sticking to our classic pieces: the best blazers in the world and the perfect Oxford shirt.What, in your opinion, makes a great blazer?The original blazer was the hoodie of its time; it was a casual piece of clothing that oarsmen would wear on their way down to practice in the morning, and that they might keep on while they warmed up – or on especially chilly days, while they raced. They grew attached to these jackets and began wearing them to social events and around their colleges. But I think a great blazer pays homage to these origins. It should be unlined; it should have that perfect swoop of the lapel that comes with the 3-roll-2 silhouette; and it should have patch pockets (with either a swelled-seam topstitch or a hidden stitch) and metal buttons. Editors’ Recommendations Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. What are some of the key/your favorite blazers in it?The navy topstitch blazer is key, because at first glance there’s nothing in-your-face “rowing” about it. Then you notice the single large cuff buttons; the perfect swoop of the three-roll-two silhouette (which the rowing blazer pioneered); the ventless back (vents are an innovation of riding, and a well-made single-breasted blazer looks better without!); the unlined but beautifully finished interior; the secret cross-stitched Latin embroidery under the lapel. To me, it’s the perfect navy blazer.Another of my favorite pieces in our collection is the 8×3 double-breasted blazer, which is inspired by a blazer Prince Charles always wears. One never sees an 8×3 double-breasted blazer on the market, so we had to make one. With five cuff buttons, an oversized front button from a vintage die, and a perfect fit, it came out brilliantly.And non-blazer pieces?Our Bath Club Tie is key and is my go-to tie. I saw a tie like it on the wall at the Bear Inn, Oxford’s oldest pub. I did a little research and found out it was the tie for an informal club that existed from the 19-teens to the 1950s or so, and it signified that its wearer had “bathed” in one of the women’s colleges at Oxford.It’s the perfect combination of history, irreverence and great design that epitomizes our brand. It’s handmade in New York from Japanese wool, and the faucet motif is satin-stitched, so it also speaks to the quality and attention to detail that we are all about.How do you balance the collection’s old-fashion aesthetic with modern-day fashion?Some things are just timeless. I’d throw blue Oxford-cloth button-downs (especially when they have the perfect collar roll), webbing belts, and the perfect blazer into that category too. But a lot of these timeless items are actually hard to find nowadays, because very few people are doing it well, doing it here in the U.S., and doing it with the proper historical understanding and attention to detail.We are just creating those timeless pieces with that rigorous attention to detail, and also with a streak of creativity and irreverence, and suddenly it’s (apparently) fashion. I draw on my experiences working at the College of Arms (the UK government agency responsible for designing coats of arms), and doing a PhD in archaeology at Oxford for a lot of the inspiration, especially with regard to the motifs on our ties and hats.Who is your customer?People from all sorts of different backgrounds love what we’re doing.  Menswear nerds love the research that has gone into everything we do and the quality of the construction and materials. The Japanese (we have a significant following in Asia) love the fact that our pieces are handmade in America. “Preppies” – and I hate that word – love that we are bringing back all-American staples with both a tremendous amount of respect and understanding and also with a sense of freshness and irreverence. Streetwear fanatics enjoy the cryptic Latin graffiti and funky graphics on our caps and badges.How important was it to produce domestically?For one thing, it’s important to us not to cut any corners. To do as much by hand as we can, and to be true to the details and construction techniques that went into the vintage blazers from the ’20s and ’30s hanging in our office. As designers, to work directly with the men and women actually sewing the garment. That’s extremely important to us, and making our pieces in New York allows us to do that. We are also supporting the effort to save Manhattan’s historic Garment District. But most importantly, we also believe that the craftsmen and -women making these pieces should enjoy great working conditions and the kind of real salaries their amazing work warrants. What has been the best part about launching the line?It has just been great to see people from all walks of life responding so positively to the collection. It’s gratifying after years of research and over two years of product development. When I flipped the switch and the site went live, I remember asking my girlfriend shortly thereafter “Did we get any orders yet?” And she said, “No, but we’ve only been live for three minutes and 12 seconds.” A few minutes later we received our first order, from someone none of us knew. By the end of the day we had almost sold out of hats and a few sizes/styles of shirts. That was so affirming.Tell me about the inspiration to include sandpaper with the shirts…I had an Oxford cloth button-down shirt that I practically lived in. I wore it while excavating in Italy; hiking in Patagonia; celebrating at Henley after exhilarating victories; drowning my sorrows at Henley after gutting losses; I wore it to elegant dinners and to many more greasy spoons.The collar and cuffs wore down and frayed with years of use, and seams started to come apart. And it just felt right. We’ve recreated that feeling – without overdoing it, but also without kidding ourselves, with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek. That’s why we include a piece of sandpaper with each shirt, together with a withering quote by the historian, author and public intellectual Edward Said about his Princeton roommates who used to sand the collars of their blue button-downs.… and the badges on certain pieces….The badges are inspired by my archaeological studies and my background in heraldry. I very consciously didn’t want to do expected motifs like crossed oars, phony “crests,” monograms, crowns. I wanted to be more cryptic, but also more meaningful. The thunderbolt motif is from my own coat of arms, for example. The ship is a heraldic lymphad, with its sails rolled up and its oars in action: a reference to our company motto – DESTITVTVS VENTIS REMOS ADHIBE, “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”last_img read more

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Gov’t Allocating $35m for Road Repairs in St. Thomas

first_img Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the funds, which are expected to be disbursed on Monday (June 5) will be used to repair several breakaways. The Government will be allocating $35 million to repair several roads in St. Thomas that were damaged during the recent flood rains. Story Highlights The Government will be allocating $35 million to repair several roads in St. Thomas that were damaged during the recent flood rains.Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the funds, which are expected to be disbursed on Monday (June 5) will be used to repair several breakaways.This provision is in addition to $30 million, which he said was allocated to assist in clearing several roads across the parish that were blocked also as a result of the rains.The Minister was speaking with journalists during a tour of communities in St. Thomas on Friday, June 2.While pointing out that not all of the damaged roads would be repaired, Mr. McKenzie assured that a short-term solution was being pursued.“As more funds are available, we will ensure that disbursement is (done) in a timely manner, so that (the) response to the needs of the parish can be as quick as possible,” he said.In this regard, the Minister said it was imperative that the National Works Agency and St. Thomas Municipal Council discuss how this would be effectively undertaken, while commending both entities on their quick response in clearing the blocked roads recently.Meanwhile, Mr. McKenzie emphasized the need to reduce the risks which roadways with breakaways posed for users, until the repairs are carried out.To this end, he has asked officers attached to the St. Thomas Municipal Corporation to immediately erect warning signs in the vicinity of these areas in the interim.Mr. McKenzie also indicated that a multi-agency approach is being embarked on to carry out clean up and recovery work in the communities of Cave Valley and Douglas Castle in St. Ann, which suffered extensive flooding and damage. Mr. McKenzie also indicated that a multi-agency approach is being embarked on to carry out clean up and recovery work in the communities of Cave Valley and Douglas Castle in St. Ann, which suffered extensive flooding and damage.last_img read more

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1 in 4 anglophone Canadians have cut the TV cord over half

first_img Facebook “I think part of that is at some point all the people who want to have Netflix will have subscribed, so growth will continue to slow,” Sharkey says. “But certainly it’s still the most important (streaming service).” Advertisement Of the poll respondents who did have a subscription to at least one streaming service, only 16 per cent said they were likely or somewhat likely to sign up for another in the year ahead. In fact, the report suggested there was little appetite for consumers to subscribe to Netflix’s competitors.The logo of American entertainment company Netflix is pictured at the Paris games week in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. One in four anglophone Canadians have cut the cord and no longer pay for a traditional TV service, while just over half are Netflix users, according to a report by the Media Technology Monitor.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christophe Ena Advertisement The report also focuses on a category of digitally savvy users dubbed TV My Way viewers — representing 14 per cent of the Canadians polled — who now watch all their TV and film content through the internet. An additional seven per cent of the respondents watch streaming content along with TV via over-the-air signals, while six per cent said they essentially watch no TV at all. One in four anglophone Canadians have cut the cord and no longer pay for a traditional TV service, while just over half are Netflix users, a report by the Media Technology Monitor suggests.Based on telephone surveys with 4,156 Canadians conducted by Forum Research Inc. between Sept. 27, 2017 and Dec. 8, 2017, 73 per cent of respondents said they had a TV subscription, which was down from the 78 per cent who said the same in 2016.“We’ve seen a steady decrease in paid TV subscriptions,” says Jenny Meadows, head of client services for MTM. “That’s changing the (media) environment we live in.”Digital only viewers on the rise But Netflix subscriber growth in Canada is now at the stage where it’s slowing, adds Andrea Sharkey, senior manager of market insights for MTM. They were also far more likely to have a Netflix subscription, with nearly eight in 10 saying they used the streaming service versus 54 per cent of all the survey respondents. Advertisement TV My Way viewers tended to be younger, most commonly in the 18 to 34 age group, and were more likely to be social media users, listen to music and podcasts online, and use their mobile devices to stream video.center_img “They were first to market, they do what they do very well.” Many of the 18-34-year-old viewers prefer an internet-based service. (Shutterstock) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Only about half of those watched it in a typical month,” Sharkey says. “A lot of the people who have a subscription to the Prime Video service only have it because it’s bundled with their online shopping.” MTM says the survey results are considered accurate within 1.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20. “It is by far the most popular service over time and it continues to grow,” says Meadows of Netflix’s foothold in Canada. Login/Register With: Only eight per cent of those polled said they were users of CraveTV and six per cent said they had Amazon Prime Video. Of the Amazon Prime Video users, many had a login but said they didn’t really use it. “Typically most people only have one and when they do have multiples they’re stacking it with Netflix,” says Sharkey. Twitterlast_img read more

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Indian to Aboriginal name change triggers mixed reaction on the street

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe shift in the title from minister of Indian affairs to minister of Aboriginal affairs has already provoked some strong reactions.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler examines some responses to the question of: what’s in a name?last_img

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One quarter of Canadians have little to no faith in Aboriginal peoples

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Canadian Race Relations Foundation has unveiled the results of one of its surveys.It examined the perception Canadians have toward Aboriginal people, especially since the Idle No More movement sparked in December.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot has more on the story.last_img

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Quebecdeveloped mustard seed biofuel to be used in United Airlines flight

first_imgMONTREAL – Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight heading to Zurich from San Francisco on Friday will be propelled in part by a biofuel created by a Quebec company aiming to clean up the skies.Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. is the firm behind the biofuel made from Carinata mustard and company founder and president Steve Fabijanski believes it could help dramatically decarbonize the aviation industry.“For me, this is a very good example of Canadian innovation and especially innovation from Quebec in terms of looking at green solutions,” he said in an interview from Paris with The Canadian Press.Thirty per cent of the jet fuel used in the Boeing will be replaced by the biofuel, leading the company to proclaim the plane will emit 30 per cent less greenhouse gases than a regular flight.Fabijanski said he believes his company’s product is the greenest biofuel ever used in a plane to date and that partnering with United Airlines will serve as a showcase for attracting new projects.With a flight time of 11 hours, the California-to-Switzerland flight will be the longest transatlantic trip to date using biofuels and the second time Agrisoma’s mustard-based product will be used in a commercial flight.Last Jan. 28, it was used in a 15-hour transpacific Qantas Airways flight between Australia and the United States. In that instance, the biofuel replaced 10 per cent of the jet fuel.Currently, the technical and regulatory rules limit to 50 per cent the amount of biofuel that can be used in commercial aircraft.“Fifty per cent is the goal (for the company) and at 50 per cent, you’re making a significant impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Fabijanski.As the number of air passengers has steadily grown, the aviation industry has set as a goal reducing CO2 emissions by 50 per cent compared to 2005 levels. The industry is responsible for two to three per cent of global emissions.Steven Guilbeault, an environmental activist and co-founder of Equiterre, says Agrisoma’s biofuel paves the way for air carriers to take a significant step in reducing their carbon footprint.“As an ecologist, what matters to me is that this type of technology is spreading and, as a Quebecer, I won’t hide the fact it makes me proud that it was developed in our backyard,” he said.The head of Cycle Capital Management, one of Agrisoma’s principal investors, didn’t hesitate to promote the virtues of biofuel.“If we put just 10 per cent of this fuel in all the planes around the world, we would accomplish great things,” said Andree-Lise Methot, the founder of the clean-tech venture capital fund manager.On top of the aviation industry, Methot said one of the main qualities of Carinata mustard is that it can grow on land that is not meant to feed people. So unlike ethanol, for example, its cultivation is not done at the expense of food.Once the oil is extracted from the plant, the residue becomes a protein-rich byproduct that can be used as feed for livestock.“Carinata grows when nothing grows, it grows in difficult conditions, it’s what I call a seed adapted to climate change and, in addition, it yields two beautiful products: biofuel and organic food for animals,” she said.last_img read more

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Mens volleyball Ohio State breaks record against Ball State with 33rd straight

The Ohio State men’s volleyball team defeat UCLA in 3 sets to 1. St. John Arena, January 7, 2017. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team broke the 47-year-old school record for consecutive victories on Thursday night with its 33rd straight win against the same team that handed OSU its last loss on Feb. 6, 2016.The Buckeyes (10-0) defeated No. 12 Ball State in straight sets 29-27, 25-19, 25-22 to snap the streak set in 1969-70. Senior opposite hitter Miles Johnson and junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen led OSU’s attack, combining for 32 of the team’s 47 kills.OSU’s .429 attack and nine service aces outmatched the Cardinals on route to the Scarlet and Gray’s first conference victory of 2017.In the first and third set, OSU fell behind early, but managed to come back and take the set. Ball State led 21-16 in the first set until Johnson took over and ignited a ferocious comeback. OSU had 11 kills on 13 swings to close the set on a 13-6 run.After dominant defense held Ball State to a .130 attack in the second set, the Cardinals burst to 13-9 third-set lead. OSU won five of the next six points to tie the contest at 14. Once again tied at 19, OSU clinched the record-breaking victory with a 6-3 run.It was the Buckeyes 16th victory against a top-12 team during the win streak.Now with the school record, OSU turns to Loyola’s 40-match winning streak during the 2014-15 season, which is the longest recorded streak. UCLA is believed to have the all-time record of 47 consecutive victories.OSU next plays at Fort Wayne on Saturday at 7 p.m. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball drops Big Ten opener in 5 sets to

Members of the OSU women’s volleyball team huddle before a game against Minnesota on Sept. 23 at St. John Arena. OSU lost 3-2.Credit: Sarah Mikati / Lantern PhotographerOn Wednesday evening at St. John Arena, the No.12 Ohio State women’s volleyball team opened Big Ten play with a loss at home, falling to No. 21 Minnesota in five sets (22-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-19, 11-15).Both OSU (11-2, 0-1) and Minnesota (9-2, 1-0) came into the game on extended winning streaks. The Buckeyes had not lost since their opening match against Wyoming and the Golden Gophers came into the game having won eight straight matches.Minnesota won the first two sets of the night as it attempted to win its eighth straight game without dropping a single set. Minnesota gained leads of 4-1 and 15-2 in the first and second sets, respectively, forcing the Buckeyes to play from behind. OSU did not hold a lead at any point until midway through the third set.But OSU battled back, winning the hotly contested third and fourth sets before ultimately falling in the fifth.“We fought back and for as bad as we were the first two sets, we could have rolled over and died, but we didn’t. So, I’m proud of my team for that,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said, finding a positive in the loss.However, Carlston said he was disappointed that the Buckeyes fell behind by such a wide margin early, a hole they were unable to recover from.“We almost had them. We’re better than they are. And we’re at home and we’ve got to show some more pride in how we go about things,” Carlston said.Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell led OSU with 22 points, including 18 kills. However, she said she sees room for improvement.“I think we made a lot of mistakes. Just little things like being in the net or serving the ball into the net or out of bounds. So, if we can control our aspect of the game, I think that we can play a little bit better,” Campbell said.Carlston noted the errors at crucial points in the game as the reason the Buckeyes could not complete the comeback in the fifth set. The Buckeyes were called for a net violation late in the fifth and final set which gave the Golden Gophers an 11-9 lead that they held onto, ultimately winning 15-11.The Buckeyes are next set to face their fifth ranked team of the season on Sunday when they’re slated to host No.16 Wisconsin. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at St. John Arena. read more

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9 homeless after fire razed West Berbice home

Members of the two families look at the remains of their burnt houseNine persons are now homeless after a fire destroyed  their Lot 19 Number 40 Village West Coast Berbice home on Wednesday. The fire reportedly started in the upper flat of the building owned and occupied by Sandra Grant and her two grandchildren.The lower flat was occupied by Grant’s daughter and her family.  INews understands that at the time of Grant was not at home.Nelta Campbell says at the time she was at home in the lower flat along with her 80-year-old bedridden cousin.  The woman explained that someone alerted her of the fire and as he rushed out of the house, she saw smoke billowing from the upper flat of the house.A brother who lives in a house situated behind hers left to get water to extinguish the blaze but by the time he got back, the entire upper flat was engulfed.He nevertheless, joined those who were breaking into the lower flat in an attempt to save household items.Campbell explained that after some time elapsed, she remembered her cousin but managed to take her to safety.Meanwhile, the 63-year-old owner of the house was in Georgetown when she was informed of the fire. She later arrived to the scene only to see the gutted house.“When I look I see the entire upstairs everything burn flat…”, the woman cried. The Guyana Fire Service has since launched an investigation into the cause and origin of the fire.Initial reports suggest that an electrical appliance may have been left thus causing to overhear and ultimately starting the fire but Grant stated that she unplugged all the appliances before leaving home.“There is no appliance in the back room only a bulb in there. No point in the back room. All the points were outside of the room and at the back of the back room that is where the kitchen was. The freezer, gas stove and everything at the back there but I am certain that nothing was left on.”On Thursday, Regional Councilor Dulston Crawford visited the family to offer assistance. However, those who are interested in assisting the family can contact Grant on telephone number 668-5484 and Campbell on telephone number 662-1045. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related4 homeless as fire guts Princes Street homeJune 12, 2017In “latest news”Fire destroys Tucville range housesFebruary 3, 2019In “latest news”Two women homeless following early morning fire; arson suspectedFebruary 14, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Brothers attacked stabbed by Kartel at drinking bar

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: Linden footballer killed in stabbing incidentDecember 22, 2018In “Crime”Fatal stabbing: Kitty vendor died from ‘perforation of the heart’- PMEJune 6, 2018In “Crime”Teen fatally stabbed by brother after he allegedly refused to lend motorcycleMarch 20, 2017In “Crime” Two brothers are now nursing stab wounds at the Mackenzie Public Hospital after they were attacked and stabbed by a man following an argument on Saturday night.Those injured men are 25-year-old, Matthew Clarke and Quammie Clarke, 33, of Lot 153 Block 22 Wismar, Linden.According to reports, the duo and another friend were said to be “hanging out” at a bar in Wismar Linden at about 22:30h when the suspect known as “Kartel” or “Eggie” lighted a fire cracker and threw it in their direction.This caused the brothers and their friend identified as taxi driver, Maitek Duncan to become upset and as such, they approached the suspect to warn him of his behavior and to desist from hurling explosives.However, an argument erupted followed by a scuffle between the suspect and Duncan. Nevertheless, the fight was parted and the suspect left the scene but later returned. Upon his return, he saw the two brothers and reportedly whipped out a knife from his pants waist and dealt them several stab wounds to their hands, hip and back.The men reportedly collapsed to the ground as the suspect quickly escaped from the scene.The two injured brothers were picked up by persons who were at the bar and rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where they were admitted as patients. Their conditions are listed as stable. The matter was reported to the police but the suspect has since gone into hiding. read more

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Tears cheers and prayers as the Vatican reveals new pope

first_imgThe sense of wonder at the occasion was etched all over the face of this nun as white smoke billowed from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel, indicating a new pope had been chosen. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)Worshippers packed the Metropolitan Cathedral in Argentina’s capital as citizens rejoiced in the news that their country was to have its first pontiff. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) Emotions were high in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, with some attending saying it was one of the best experiences of their lives. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)For some, the decision put them in the mood for solemn reflection. This man prays at the Baby Jesus Church in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) A reader looks at the first edition of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano after the election of Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) A quiet reaction from a nun as white smoke is seen over the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)A livelier Sister sings outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Argentina. (AP Photo/Ivan Fernandez) There were also tears in New York. Sheelley Guadeloupe from Puerto Rico weeps at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, where Roman Catholics gathered for the conclave announcement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Pope Francis is the first pope ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) And from cheers to tears at the Metropolitan Cathedral. It all becomes too much for Paola as she breaks down in tears at the news. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) Flags were waved, songs were sung and shouts were heard across Argentina last night. Often, the celebrations were similar to those seen after a sporting victory. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)center_img ALL EYES HAVE been on the Vatican since Pope Benedict XVI announced his surprise resignation last month.Questions about who the new pontiff should be were mixed with discussions about where he should come from. Many believed the conclave would elect someone from the so-called New World, where the Roman Catholic Church has a growing faithful.But few expected that yesterday would bring about so many ‘firsts’. The first pontiff from the Americas. The first Jesuit papacy. The first Pope Francis. And, most significantly for some, the first Argentine pope.Argentina is a predominantly Catholic nation but few expected the result of the conclave. As Jorge Mario Bergoglio stepped out on the balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square, a large crowd gathered outside a cathedral in Buenos Aires began waving flags, singing songs and weeping for their countryman.The result was also met with joy across other South American nations. Here is a snapshot of the emotions that were on display last night…Paola La Rocca celebrates in Buenos Aires as she hears that her fellow Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been chosen as the next pontiff. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) In New York, Florencia Silva and Valentina Brunner, who are originally from Peru and Chile, listen to a cellphone live broadcast of the announcement of a new Pope. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) A more solemn response from two men in a cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix) “Hail to the Pope” sign is raised on the election of the 266th pontiff in St Peter’s Square. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi) In Italy, clergy men celebrated. Here, the Bishop of Asti (where the new pope’s family originated from) Francesco Ravinale gives his approval. (AP Photo / Massimo Pinca) Taking it all in: a girl minds her doll during a Mass in honour of the new pope in Asuncion City, Paraguay. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)President Higgins and Michael Noonan to attend Pope Francis’s inaugurationFRONT PAGES: Pope Francis dominates the new and old worlds’ newspaperslast_img read more

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Visualizing how a chess computer thinks

first_imgA few weeks ago we featured a video of the chess genius Garry Kasparov talking at Google. This is a man who spent his life studying the game of chess and became world champion, but was eventually beaten by a computer.The reason the computer won, is due to the amount of processing power it has available to analyze every potential move possible and select the best course of action. It can do this fast enough for every single move, and is called a brute-force approach.While that’s easy to understand, it’s much better to see it visualized. Thanks to website turbulence.org, we can now not only see that brute-force approach visualized, but actually play against a computer using it.Each turn the computer takes is preceded by a decision time at which point we see the visualization of the future move choices being considered. This is explained as follows:When the machine is thinking, a network of curves is overlaid on the board. The curves show potential moves–often several turns in the future–considered by the computer. Orange curves are moves by black; green curves are ones by white. The brighter curves are thought by the program to be better for white. If you decide to play against the computer, and have an average knowledge and skill at the game, chances are you will win. This is actually version 4 of the Thinking Machine, and it uses basic algorithms and no standard starting moves as expected by experts.If you are wondering how the Thinking Machine was created to run in a browser, it uses a mix of Java for the underlying chess computer, and Processing for the graphics used in the visualization.From playing with this briefly I appreciate seeing the decision stage visualized. In a way it makes the opponent seem a little more real than if the next piece on the board just moved.Play the game at turbulence.orglast_img read more

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