JLR cuts select model prices by up to Rs 10.9 lakh

first_imgNew Delhi, May 30 (PTI) Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reduced prices of select models by up to Rs 10.9 lakh from immediate effect to pass on benefits of new tax rates under GST expected to be rolled out in July. The estimated price reduction post GST, in case it comes into effect from July 1 2017 onwards, will be up to 12 per cent and will vary from state to state on a model-wise basis, JLR India said in a statement. Consequently, such price reduction linked benefits will be passed onto the customers with immediate effect on select stock of vehicles, it added. The benefits, which will vary from state to state and will be in the range of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5.7 lakh on Jaguar XE sedan and Rs 4 lakh to Rs 10.9 lakh on Jaguar XJ. On Land Rover models — Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, the benefits will vary from Rs 3.3 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh, the company said. These models are currently priced between Rs 37.25 lakh and Rs 1.02 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). “Implementation of GST is a historical moment for India which will not only benefit consumers but is also expected to make the whole tax regime simpler and more transparent,” JLR India President and Managing Director Rohit Suri said. The company has proactively passed on benefits linked to the expected price reduction to customers with immediate effect but it will be valid only for June in case GST isnt implemented by July 1, he added. JLR currently produces five name-plates in India ? three Jaguar name-plates, XE, XF and XJ and two Land Rover name- plates, Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Yesterday, Ford India announced discounts of up to Rs 30,000 on its compact SUV EcoSport, sedan Aspire and hatchback Figo. German luxury carmakers, Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW have already announced benefits, price reduction and lower interest rates for their respective products. Large cars are expected to become cheaper due to lower tax incidence under GST as compared to the current system. Under the GST regime, cars will attract the top rate of 28 per cent with a cess in the range of 1 to 15 per cent on top of it. While small petrol cars with engine less than 1,200 cc will attract 1 per cent cess, those with a diesel engine of less than 1,500 cc will attract 3 per cent cess. Large cars with engine greater than 1,500 cc and SUVs with length more than 4 metres and engine higher than 1,500 cc will attract cess of 15 per cent. PTI MSS RKL MRadvertisementlast_img read more

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MS Dhoni struggling at the moment, India too top-heavy: Sourav Ganguly

first_imgSourav Ganguly was critical of the Indian team management’s handling of KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane and reckoned the side was too dependent on the top three – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli.India lost the three-match ODI series to England at Leeds on Tuesday – it was their first series loss since January 2016 and came after another poor show by the middle-order. Rohit got a hundred in the first match while Kohli scored two half-centuries at Old Trafford and Leeds. Dhawan was far from his best and that meant the onus was on the middle-order to fire.In fact, the India’s batsmen from Nos 4 to 6, had a strike rate of only 66. Overall, they scored 156 runs from seven innings they played in the series. Suresh Raina’s 46 was the best effort by the middle-order.More disconcerting was MS Dhoni’s form. At Lord’s, he failed to get going when India needed some big hits during a steep chase while at Leeds, he scored a scratchy 42. And then there was the bizarre decision to leave KL Rahul out of the last ODI after plenty of pre-series hype given his form in the IPL and the T20Is.Also read – Rishabh Pant named in India squad for first 3 Tests vs EnglandGanguly said Dhoni needed to do more if he is to play in the 2019 World Cup.”If Dhoni has got to play, then he has got to get in a position where he keeps hitting. If it is 24-25 overs and he has got to build an innings, he is struggling at the moment.advertisement”He may turn it around as he has been a great player for India but at the present he is not turning it around enough and this has been going on for more than an year,” said Ganguly.Also read – MS Dhoni asks for match ball after Leeds ODI. Twitter is abuzz”India are too top heavy at the moment. If your top-order doesn’t get runs, then you are struggling. It is a big issue. You have to have quality like England have,” said Ganguly in his post-match analysis for the official broadcasters.Ganguly said he would bat Rahul at number four, behind Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli. On Tuesday, for the series-decider, India decided to bring in Dinesh Karthik instead.”Eyes closed, I will have Rahul at four. Your top four have to be the best players and you got to persist with them. Go and speak to Rahul and say ‘we will give you 15 games’. Just go and play.Also read – India vs England: Root, Morgan and English spinners snap India’s winning run”They (the team management) are not giving enough opportunities at the moment. Rahul got the fantastic hundred at Manchester and now he was dropped. You won’t be able to produce players like that. Same for Rahane.”These are your two best batsmen. You have to have solid number four and five. Then you decide between Dinesh Karthik or MS Dhoni at six and Hardik Pandya at seven,” said one of India’s most successful captains.Ganguly said there was too much pressure on Kohli and Rohit at the moment. The former captain said India won the ODI series in South Africa because of Kohli’s three hundreds (he finished with 558 runs from six matches).Also read – Virat Kohli wants India to move on after first ODI series defeat since 2016Ganguly felt Rahul and Rahane were not being looked after properly.”I think two of your best batsmen (Rahane and Rahul) are not being looked after properly. I am not saying it is deliberate but it is my opinion either of the two have to be played at four because it is too much pressure, especially on Rohit and Virat Kohli.”In South Africa, India did well because Kohli got three hundreds. If he doesn’t get a hundred, you will have issues.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Govindan Lakshmanan rewarded with Rs 10 lakh after winning hearts at Asian Games

first_imgSports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, on Thursday, felicitated long-distance runner Govindan Lakshmanan for his excellent showing in the recently-concluded Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta.On Tuesday, the Indian government had felicitated the Asian Games 2018 medal winners with cash awards after India registered its best-ever medal haul in the history of the Asian Games.Cash rewards of Rs 40 lakh were given to gold medallists while silver and bronze winners got Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each.India returned home with 69 medals from the Jakarta and Palembang games. Out of the 69 medals, 15 were gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.Lakshmanan was unfortunate to have missed a medal in the 10,000 metre race. He was stripped of his bronze medal after the race as he was disqualified for lane infringement.WATCH THE FELICITATION OF ASIAN GAMES MEDALLISTSThe decision to disqualify Lakshmanan under IAAF 163.3b (lane infringement), came from the referees after video footage found his foot touched the inside the track. Lakshmanan had stepped off the track momentarily, as he was hit by the spike of another athlete.Lakshmanan had finshed the race in third with an impressive time of 29:44.91 behind Chani Hassan of Bahrain, who won gold with a time 28:35.54, and Bahrain’s Cheroben Abraham, who clocked in at 29:00.29.Also read – Government felicitates Asian Games 2018 medal winners with cash awardsThe Indian team protested against the disqualification at two levels but their appeal was turned down.However, the Sports Ministry have rewarded Lakshmanan for his feat with Rs 10,00,000.Govindan Lakshmanan gave a medal-winning performance in Men’s 10,000 m in #AsianGames2018, but a minor technicality led to his disqualification.Regardless, he is our champ & we stand by our champions.A moment of pride for me to have met and felicitated him today. #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/VG5iEMr4HoadvertisementRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 6, 2018If he had not been disqualified, Lakshmanan would have been the first Indian to have won a medal in 10,000m since Gulab Chand, who won bronze in 1998 in Bangkok Asian Games.At the Asian Gams 2018, India returned with a total of 19 medals in athletics — seven gold, 10 silver and two bronze medals.The seven gold medallists for India in the sport of athletics were Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Neeraj Chopra, Manjit Singh, Jinson Johnson, Arpinder Singh, Swapna Barman and a women’s relay quartet of MR Poovamma, Saritaben Gaikwad, Hima Das and Vismaya.last_img read more

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Silva hits back at Allardyce

first_imgMarco Silva Silva dismisses Allardyce criticism as nonsense Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 08:30 12/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) MarcoSilva - cropped Getty Images Watford Everton v Huddersfield Town Watford v Tottenham Hotspur Everton Premier League The Watford boss entered a war of words with the 63-year-old after the newly installed Everton manager questioned his coaching pedigree Sam Allardyce’s dismissal of Marco Silva’s coaching record has been given the short shrift by the Watford boss.Allardyce, 63, went back on a short-lived retirement from club management this week when he was named Everton manager on an 18-month deal.The Merseyside club had courted Silva, only for their approaches to be rebuffed by fellow Premier League outfit Watford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Nevertheless, Allardyce bristled at the suggestion he was Everton’s second choice – declaring Silva’s record in the game to have “no comparison whatsoever with mine” on account of Hull City being relegated under his charge last term.While he was unable to prevent Hull from returning to the Championship, Silva was widely regarded to have done an excellent job with meagre resources, lifting a side that previously looked doomed to the cusp of survival.Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham left Watford an impressive eighth in the table and Silva, who won the Taca de Portugal with Sporting CP before leading Olympiacos to the Greek Superleague title in 2015-16, had some choice words for Allardyce and poked fun at his swiftly aborted reign as England manager. | Enjoy that one, @chriskabasele27?!#watfordfc  pic.twitter.com/lH3kEKFeN4— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) December 2, 2017″I read what he said, but when he made this comparison it does not make sense,” the 40-year-old told reporters before assessing his veteran adversary, who started life as Everton boss with a 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield Town.”It is the same thing if I compare his work with a national-team coach like Gareth Southgate.”It’s like me comparing the five goals [Watford forward] Richarlison has scored in the Premier League with [Stoke City striker] Peter Crouch. Crouch is nearly 36, Richarlison is 20. Crouch has played so many games and Richarlison far less.”Go and see what he was doing when he was 40 years old, or see what he was doing in his first seven seasons as a coach. Then look at what I am doing at the same age – or you can wait until I am 63 years old, and then we can compare what I have done.”Silva’s Watford blew a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Everton last month. The return fixture is scheduled for Saturday, February 24.last_img read more

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KMC mulls laboratory to examine quality of LED lights

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is planning to set up a state-of-the-art laboratory for examining the quality of LED lights in its Central Store. The decision comes in the wake of several complaints from citizens regarding their inferior quality.”We have been purchasing LED lights from a number of companies that deal with manufacture and supply of these lights. But the quality of the lights have been far below our expectations. We are receiving frequent complaints about such lights getting defunct within a few months of its installation. We have undertaken repair in some cases but the lights have again got out of order. So we have decided to set up a state-of-the-art laboratory for examining the quality before installing the LED lights,” a senior official of the Central Store department of the KMC said. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThere have been cases when even after being given a fit certificate to such lights, they have gone defunct and the officials of the lighting department have been flooded with complaints from residents across the city. The official informed that the civic body has already started consulting experts on how to proceed in setting up of the laboratory, what will be the necessary equipment, how will the tests be conducted and other nitty gritty. The setting up of the laboratory will entail an investment of Rs 2.5 crore. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersMember Mayor-in-Council (Central Store) Tarak Singh has written to Mayor Firhad Hakim for giving the Central Store the permission to blacklist a noted company whose LED lights have been found to be of very inferior quality. The KMC is gradually replacing all High Pressure Sodium Vapour lamp fittings (HPSV) and Metal Halide Fittings with LED lights to bring down the level of carbon emission and at the same time reduce consumption of electricity. Lights in the civic body’s offices, health units, schools, compactor stations, markets, borough offices, ward health units, pumping stations, crematoriums will all have LED lights. The Central Store department of the KMC has a plan of setting up a chemical laboratory for assessing the quality of bleaching powder, white lime that is spread for prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.last_img read more

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WHATS SHOOTING IN ONTARIO – AS OF FEB0918 – LINKS BY DGC

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment WHAT’S SHOOTING IN ONTARIO – AS OF FEB-09-18DGC (Director’s Guild of Canada) Hotlist – CLICK HERE (44 page PDF)OMDC (Ontario Media Development Corporation) MEDIA LIST – CLICK HERE (2-page PDF) Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement ACTRA – CLICK HEREIATSE 873 – CLICK HERE.LOOKING FOR A JOB?  CHECK OUT OUR CASTING, JOB & CREW NOTICESCASTING A PRODUCTION? HIRING CREW? POST YOUR NOTICE HERETO VIEW OR POST CASTING NOTICES: CLICK HERETO VIEW OR POST CREW & JOB NOTICES: CLICK HERE.ARE YOU A FREELANCER?  CREW?  DO YOU WORK BEHIND THE SCENES?ARE YOU A PRODUCTION COMPANY?DO YOU PROVIDE A SERVICE TO THE INDUSTRY?ADD YOUR COMPANY (OR YOUR SERVICES) TO THE PRODUCTION DIRECTORYRegister & List your company in the FREE eBOSS PRODUCTION DIRECTORYCLICK HERE.DEALS AND DISCOUNTSCheck out our deals page for discounts on events, restaurants, industry services, health and fitness, auto services and much more – CLICK HERE.FOLLOW eBOSS CANADA ON SOCIAL MEDIA  The Entertainment Business One-Stop ShopFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/eboss.canada/Twitter: https://twitter.com/eBOSSCanadaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/eBOSSCanada/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ebosscanadaDOWNLOAD THE eBOSS CANADA APPFor up-to-date News, Job Notices, Casting Notices, Events, and much morelast_img read more

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Top UN envoy expresses confidence in preparations for Ivorian elections

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative Y. J. Choi toured identification and voter registration centres in the capital Abidjan at the weekend, noting that computer availability was one of the problems undermining the otherwise “solid advances” achieved so far ahead of the elections. Mr. Choi said he was confident that the voting centres would be fully operational for the polls, a UN spokesperson told journalists today in New York.The elections are slated to take place on 30 November in Côte d’Ivoire, which became divided in 2002 between the Government-controlled south and the rebel-held north before a peace deal struck early last year reconciled the groups. Identification of Ivorians, and thus determining their eligibility for voting, has been one of the key points of contention in the country in recent years.On Sunday, Mr. Choi also visited the western region of Moyen Cavallay to check on progress made in implementing projects financed by the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) to benefit the general population.“I am proud of the work that is being accomplished by the Moroccan military engineering unit which, through this work, marks a visible presence of the UN in Côte d’Ivoire,” he said while touring a primary school rehabilitation project in the town of Lokosso.Earlier Mr. Choi had met with 15 former militia members, including six women, who will benefit from UNOCI micro-projects, such as the construction of a storage depot that will hold a rice-shelling machine and a mill, which will provide jobs to help them reintegrate to society. 13 October 2008Preparations for voting in Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential elections – now just six weeks away – are progressing well, even though some logistical hitches persist, the top United Nations official to the West African country said today. read more

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Inmet takes cautious approach to sweetened 51B takeover bid by First Quantum

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2012 10:10 am MDT TORONTO – Copper miner Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) is taking a cautious approach to a renewed, $5.1-billion takeover bid for the company by rival First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM).Inmet said Monday that it has not yet received the unsolicited offer announced on the weekend by First Quantum and is urging shareholders to take no action until it can evaluate the details.Accordingly, it said it would make no further comment until that assessment had been completed.It’s the second time First Quantum has boosted its cash and stock bid for Inmet, which rejected an offer in November from First Quantum, which was worth $4.9 billion in stock and cash.At the time, Inmet had said the “highly conditional offer” was not in the best interest of its shareholders.That proposal had First Quantum offering $70 per Inmet share, half in cash and half in stock, and had followed an earlier unsolicited proposal from First Quantum of $62.50 per share.In a statement released Sunday, First Quantum said it was now offering $72 per Inmet share, half in cash, half in stock.Inmet shares were up $3.79 at $73.62 in trading Monday morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange.First Quantum said that despite the rejection of its earlier bid, it has been approached by a number of Inmet’s shareholders expressing interest in the potential for a combined company.The company said combining the two companies “would create one of the world’s leading and fastest growing copper producers,” with the potential to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes of copper annually by 2018.First Quantum also said it thought the combined company would be able to establish itself as a top five copper producer within five years.“Our clear preference remains to engage with Inmet, as we believe strongly in the compelling strategic and financial merit of the transaction,” said First Quantum chairman and CEO Philip Pascall.Inmet owns 80 per cent of the Cobre Panama copper project through Minera Panama SA and the remainder is owned by Korea Panama Mining Corp. The total cost of Cobre Panama is estimated at $6.2 billion, including $1.4 billion to be funded by Korea Panama Mining and $4.8 billion through Inmet.Last week, Inmet increased the proven and probable mineral reserves at Cobre Panama as it updated the mine plan and extended the project’s expected life to 40 years from 31 years.The amount of copper climbed 27 per cent to about 26 billion pounds, while the estimated amount of gold jumped 41 per cent to 7.3 million ounces.Scotiabank analyst Tom Meyer increased his share price target to $85 from $84 following the reserve update.“We have increased our target price slightly as Inmet continues to make excellent progress on proving up and demonstrating the significant value in the Cobre Panama project,” Meyer wrote in a note to clients.In addition to Cobre Panama, Inmet has mines in Turkey, Spain and Finland.The bid by First Quantum follows the sale of its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Kazakhstani miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. for $1.25 billion.First Quantum had written off the value of the assets in 2010 after its operations in Congo were nationalized by the government of the mineral-rich central African country.The company has said it will focus its efforts on Zambia where it has its flagship Kansanshi mine and is developing other projects including a new mine and smelter. Inmet takes cautious approach to sweetened, $5.1B takeover bid by First Quantum AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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UN Security Council authorizes operations to disrupt migrant smuggling off coast of

By a vote of 14 in favour, with Venezuela abstaining, the Council adopted a resolution under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which authorizes the use of force, through with countries and regional organizations could board ships for inspection, seize and even dispose of vessels suspected of being used by migrant smugglers.The Council deplored the continuing maritime tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea that have resulted in hundreds of casualties, and noted with concern that such casualties were, “in some cases, the result of exploitation and misinformation by transnational criminal organizations which facilitated the illegal smuggling of migrants via dangerous methods for personal gain and with callous disregard for human life.” As such, countries, through the new resolution, are authorized to inspect vessels on the high-seas off Libya which they “have reasonable grounds to suspect are being used for migrant smuggling or human trafficking from Libya,” provided “good faith efforts” are made to obtain the consent of the vessel’s flag State.The resolution however states that such authorization does “not apply to vessels entitled to sovereign immunity under international law” and applies “only in the situation of migrant smuggling and trafficking of human beings high seas off the coast of Libya.”Calling on Member States to help Libya, when requested, to strengthen the means available to it to secure its borders and prevent migrant smuggling and human trafficking, the Council also urged States, “in the spirit of international solidarity and shared responsibility,” to cooperate with the Libyan Government, and each other, including by sharing information about acts of smuggling and human trafficking in Libya’s territorial sea and on the high seas off the country’s coast.Council members also underscored that the aim of the resolution is intended to disrupt the organized criminal enterprises engaged in migrant smuggling and human trafficking and prevent loss of life, “and is not intended to undermine the human rights of individuals or prevent them from seeking protection under international human rights law and international refugee law.” read more

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A view from outside Does LOI need to be stronger for Ireland

first_imgLAST JUNE, THE Irish football team dropped to 70th in the world rankings — their lowest position since FIFA established this system.Whereas for a period under Jack Charlton and to a lesser extent, Mick McCarthy, Ireland were considered one of the top international teams in the world, the current crop of players are a long way off emulating the achievements of their predecessors.While encouragement was taken from the recently friendly draws against Italy and Costa Rica, Ireland’s subsequent thrashing at the hands of Portugal served as a reminder that much work needs to be done.It’s often asked: what can Ireland do to get back to the enviable standard of the late 80s and early 90s? One of the most commonly cited reasons for the failure of the team is the lack of investment in addition to the general public’s apathy towards the League of Ireland.Although a sizeable portion of the current squad started off in domestic football, there are still concerns that the Airtricity League is not currently competitive enough — an assertion backed up by the Irish sides’ recent disappointing European campaigns.Two people with more authenticity than most on the subject of what it takes to succeed at international level are La Liga pundits Guillem Balague and Gaizka Mendieta. Both are old enough to vividly remember a time, not so long ago, when Spanish football underwent its own bout of soul searching.The ensuing implementation of a new philosophy in the Spanish team’s youth structure eventually yielded unequivocally positive results. Spain won an unprecedented three consecutive major trophies at international level, as their radical new approach towards mentoring young players in various elaborate ways (as documented by Graham Hunter among others) paid enormous dividends.While Ireland can surely never hope to enjoy the same type of success as Spain no matter how efficient their youth structure is, they are at least a country from which inspiration can be derived.Yet the contrast between the two countries could not currently be starker. Whereas La Liga is routinely perceived as the best domestic league in Europe, the Airtricity Premier Division is commonly regarded as being among the worst.With this in mind, does Ireland need to enhance its own league before it can expect to enjoy a return to a period of success even remotely akin to the glory days of the Charlton era? “It is important to have a domestic league because people compete, but it’s more important to make a determined decision to improve coaching,” Balague tells TheScore.ie. “So if you decide to give up on the next 10 years, but create the biggest foundation of coaches that any country of our size has, then you’re going to get success.“But success for Ireland is qualifying and maybe having a good World Cup, but in any case, it’s about better football, making it more competitive, creating better players. If you do that, you create a stronger league, and if you create a stronger league, people will decide to stay instead of leaving.” Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO(Ruud Dokter was last year appointed as the FAI’s High Performance director)While Ireland are perhaps moving towards a more sophisticated set-up with a considerable level of investment in grassroots football and the appointment last year of Ruud Dokter as the FAI’s High Performance Director, with the Dutchman already winning admirers as a result of his much-discussed vision to change the FAI’s youth set-up for the better.But there remains a sense that many within the Irish game are intent on holding onto the traditional elements of schoolboy football, thereby preventing the ostensibly necessary sweeping changes from being seamlessly integrated.Balague cites Australia as a country where such radical change is currently being implemented, and if Ireland can follow suit, the Sky Sports analyst believes the Airtricity League will naturally improve immeasurably as a result.“In Australia, a much bigger country [than Ireland], they’re going through that right now. They said ‘scrap everything’. Let’s start over again, and let’s do it with people that have done it in other parts of the world, so they used to bring in Dutch coaches, now they want to bring in Spanish coaches. So it’s just about absorbing and learning and creating an atmosphere that’s attractive for people to go and work there, but also for people to stay.“If you’re Irish, you want to play for your teams if your teams are competitive. So it’s about really believing that football is a key part of the success of the country and then just putting the money towards it and putting the human energy towards it.”Balague knows more about coaching than most, given that he is currently working to get a UEFA A Licence, and he believes managers often have a tendency to overcomplicate matters at youth level.“There’s too much obsession about tactics,” he says. “The young coaches say if the goalkeeper plays the ball to the centre-back: ‘What does the centre-back do, or how does 4-3-3 work…’ Forget that! All you need to do is to give kids from five, six and seven-years-old enough time with the ball to develop their individual technique and good coaching to actually understand the game.“Then at 15, your goalkeeper passes the ball to your centre-back and he’ll know what to do. You won’t need to teach him. Because there’s an idea, a concept and it needs to be applied and it will be dependent on the situation and position of the rival and the moment.“And players will know, as it’s about understanding the game and that’s something I see missing in Ireland and Britian. There’s now an obsession to be like the Spanish or the Germans. Forget the style of football and the formation. Anybody can do it if it’s coached properly.”Ireland, of course, are far from the only country currently engaging in a degree of football-related introspection. After their latest World Cup disappointment, the usual complaints were made about the state of English football as well, and Balague believes Roy Hodgson’s team have learnt little from their past failures.“They’re now looking at the Germans and how they did it — you already did that, you saw Spain as the way forward. They need to find their own way, but to do that, they have to have leadership. The basis of it is coaching. Improve the coaching and everything else will come. There are still so many people stuck in their old ideas.“I’ve been touring with the two books and I’ve been seeing a lot of young kids in their 20s who want to learn from Spain and Italy and apply it to football in England and I think, give them another generation and they may be able to come out with a lot more quality. And also, the younger players with England are going to be coached by Mauricio Pochettino, by Jose Mourinho, by Roberto Martinez, by Arsene Wenger, by Louis van Gaal, they can only get better.” Source: Allsport/INPHO(Mendieta won 40 caps for Spain in addition to reaching two consecutive Champions League finals with Valencia)Balague’s Sky Sports colleague, Mendieta, who just missed out on Spain’s golden generation, having won 40 caps for his country in the late 90s and early 00s, feels that a country must have a strong domestic league to compete consistently on the international stage.“I think it is [important], because that is your base for what you want to build. Starting from youth teams, young kids need to improve technically, physically and tactically. It doesn’t have to be the same way Spain, Germany and Holland has done it, it has to be in the way you want your country to play. You have to build a path for everyone to go in the same direction.”Nevertheless, the 40-year-old pundit does not necessarily feel Irish players occasionally moving to the Premier League or elsewhere is necessarily a bad thing.“It’s important too to have certain players playing abroad,” he explains. “We felt that difference with Spain when we started to take players away, especially to England, Germany or Italy. That gives you another approach or experience to the game that you don’t get in your own country. That’s something that France had when they became world champions. The main core was French-based but they had Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, a few players playing abroad and that brings you something extra.“So for Ireland, I think that would be a model to follow. You have to create your own players, but then, as a result of their talent, you would be exporting certain players and that would bring you something extra. It wouldn’t necessarily bring you great success, because football is not an exact science, but you would be closer to achieving something.”What do you think Ireland needs to do to improve at international level? Let us know in the comments section below.Former Spanish International footballer, Gaizka Mendieta and his fellow La Liga pundit Guillem Balague, visited Dublin with thanks to the Guinness Plus app for a special preview of the Guinness International Champions Cup pre-season tournament, which takes place in the United States until August 4th and is live on Sky Sports featuring eight of the world’s top clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid. More extraordinary rewards including unrivalled access to other Guinness events and festivals throughout 2014 will be announced in the coming weeks.  The Guinness Plus App is available to download for iPhone and Android Smartphones from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store now.Pique: Van Gaal said I wasn’t ‘tough enough’ to be a centre back>Dunne one of the few latter day Irish stars worthy of comparison to Charlton generation>last_img read more

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First Western Film Shown on North Korean Television

first_imgIf you could only show a single film to highlight the best of western culture for a notoriously isolated regime, what would it be? Citizen Kane? Gone With the Wind? Star Wars? How about a film revolving around two girls fall in love with their soccer coach?North Korea opted for the latter, picking Bend it like Beckham as the first Western commercial film to be aired on television in that country. The 2002 movie, which features some non-government sanctioned topics such as homosexuality, aired the day after Christmas in that country, with a little help from the British embassy.AdChoices广告The airing of the film marked a 10 year diplomatic relationship between England and North Korea, according to AFP. The film got its first showing in 2006, during the Pyongyang film festival. Over 12,000 people watched Beckham in that setting.last_img read more

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Jonathan Klinsmann hopes he can have a Bundesliga breakthrough

first_imgThe German-born American goalkeeper hopes his time with the United States senior national team will help his debut in the leagueGoalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann was born in Germany but has defended the national colors of the United States since 2014.He’s now been called up for today’s match between England and the USA, and he hopes this will help his debut in the German Bundesliga soon for Hertha Berlin.“I think we all had varying reasons to go abroad,” Klinsmann explained to bundesliga.com.“[But] the biggest one I think would be that the Bundesliga has had a good reputation of giving young players a chance to play. Most clubs are known for developing talent and that age is only a number.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’m learning a lot here and we have a very good working relationship with all the keepers at Hertha which I’m grateful for,” he added.“But also at the end of the day, I have my sights set on the spot above me. We need to climb and be able to put pressure on the No. 1 as well.”“I was always a striker or attacking mid but at one point just hopped in goal for fun during a break at school,” he explained.“I loved diving around and making those big saves. I eventually asked to go in goal for my club and I stayed there. My dad used to shoot on me a bit in our backyard or on the school fields, and he usually scored so that was some good motivation to get better!”last_img read more

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UDATE Pope Benedict XVI to resign cites poor health

first_imgThe resignation of Pope Benedict XVI sparked surprise, appreciation — and trust in God.“Yes, it is coming up in our classrooms,” said Ed Chan, campus minister at Seton Catholic College Preparatory High School in central Vancouver. “Students are asking who the new pope is going to be. But it’s a mystery. Nobody has any idea.”Chan said Benedict’s resignation due to frail health “is a very humble way of him dealing with his role. It is based on great conscience and great discernment. The immediate thing for anyCatholic is to remain trustful and trust that this is part of God’s plan and the working of the Holy Spirit. We have to trust this is a good thing that’s happening.”The secret voting that will take place among cardinals at the Vatican in March “is a joyous and exciting time,” Chan said.The Archbishop of Seattle, J. Peter Sartain — leader of the Catholic Church in Western Washington — released a statement Monday saying he had “strongly mixed feelings” about the pope’s resignation.“His decision is clearly a very personal, spiritual one, and it expresses his unfailing care and concern for the church he has served tirelessly throughout his life,” Sartain said.last_img read more

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New CM Kejriwal holds meetings at Secretariat

first_imgMinisters Manish Sisodia, Asim Ahmed Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai and Jitender Singh Tomar also accompanied him.Kejriwal had a meeting with all his ministers in his office and is believed to have discussed future strategy with them.Government officials welcomed Kejriwal and other ministers as they reached the Secretariat here.Immediately, after taking oath, the 46-year-old leader addressed the gathering at Ramlila Ground and unveiled the priorities of his government which included steps against corruption, communal elements, VIP culture and assured Delhiites that his government will fight for full statehood for the national capital. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIWarning his party leaders and workers against arrogance, he said it was the reason for the defeat of Congress and BJP, which had bagged a huge majority in Lok Sabha polls just nine months ago.Kejriwal, who shot into prominence during the agitation led by 77-year-old Anna Hazare in support of Jan Lokpal Bill in 2011, assured the people that his government will bring the bill soon.”Lokpal Bill is very important, it needs to be passed as soon as possible,” he said. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindReacting to recent attacks on churches and a Christian school yesterday in Delhi, he said, “In recent days, we witnessed several communal incidents in Delhi. We witnessed burning of churches. I want to warn the elements who are responsible for these incidents.””I want to make Delhi a place where people of all religions feel safe,” said Kejriwal, asserting that people of all religions, castes and classes voted for AAP.Emphasising that he wants cooperation and good relations with the Centre, Kejriwal said BJP had promised to grant full statehood to Delhi. “Before the elections, they had promised this to the people of Delhi. It’s not possible for the Centre to take care of important issues related with governance of the state, so I hope the Centre will fulfil their promise,” the Chief Minister said.Cautioning his party, he said, “I can see arrogance in reports that AAP will fight elections in other states…. We have to make sure that we don’t get carried away and become arrogant.”Asserting that his government will not spare anyone who commits wrong, he said, “Some people might try to malign us by impersonating as AAP workers. I want to tell the law and order machinery not to spare anyone who indulges in unlawful activities.”During his address, Kejriwal also mentioned his opponents in the Delhi polls- BJP’s Kiran Bedi and Congress’ Ajay Maken.”I respect Kiran Bedi. She is like my elder sister. She has good experience in administration. I need her advice. I will cooperate with Ajay Maken too. I will involve everyone to make Delhi an ideal state,” the Chief Minister said.Starting his address with “Bharat Mata ki Jai”, Kejriwal ended his nearly half-an-hour speech with singing AAP’s anthem ‘Insaan ka ho Insaan se Bhaichara’.last_img read more

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Love and Hate Crime

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Love and Hate Crime is a criminal anthology series produced by US cable network ID. During your research, did you get a sense of what had triggered Vallum’s decision to remove Mercedes from his life at that point? Was there some sort of catalyst? Josh continues to maintain his story despite – as unfolds during the film – a very considerable amount of evidence against the narrative he presents. Ultimately it’s up to the audience to decide who they believe. It could be he’s telling the truth, or it could be that he’s lying to protect a greater secret. In his mind, there’s a secret that’s worth more than the life of the woman he loved, and his liberty.The murder of Mercedes resulted in the first-ever conviction of a federal hate crime, but trans women in the US still seem to be particularly vulnerable and subject to violence and abuse. Is it fair to say that the US legal system has ultimately failed Mercedes Williamson and many women like her?US society doesn’t properly respect – or even really understand – the rights and choices of trans women. Don’t forget, much of America remains very conservative in attitude towards LGBTI people, and New York is not representative of prevailing attitudes.Mercedes was incredibly brave in following through on her decision to lead her life as she wanted to – especially as she lived in the South, in the Bible belt. It meant she was bullied at school. It meant she was pressured and punished by members of her family. It meant she had to leave home. It was a decision that made her very vulnerable, and put her on the margins of society.What sort of response have you had so far to the documentary? Its been brilliant. The first broadcast was on the BBC in the UK , and now we’re so excited that it’s going to be showing on Investigation Discovery in America.What do you hope that people feel when watching this documentary? I hope people feel conflicted. It’s a film that has a lot of twists and turns, and hopefully stays with you long after watching.There’s plenty of television that tells people how to think, but I’m less interested in that – it runs the risk of just preaching to the converted, or being easily dismissed as having a steamroller agenda.Ultimately, I don’t want people to see Josh as a ‘monster’ despite the terrible nature of the crime he committed . He’s more complicated than that. This is a crime that’s not just an act of violence against Mercedes – in many ways, I see it as an act of violence against himself.Mercedes was a very brave young women who is no longer alive because of the actions and decisions Josh took. But maybe, if he’d been brought up in London or New York – in other words in a more accepting environment – he might have made different choices.Read more from Gareth JohnsonGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . This Spanish gay guy worries his LGBTI-friendly country is going backwardsPolice review 88 gay Sydney murders and admit ‘we got it wrong’Jeremy Corbyn: Trump and Pence must not encourage anti-LGBT discriminationRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/love-hate-crime-film/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Episode one in the series tells the story of Mercedes Williamson – a 17-year-old trans teen who was violently murdered by her boyfriend, Josh Vallum.Vallum presented a defence of ‘trans panic’ – that it was a crime of passion when the 29-year-old suddenly found out that the girl he was dating was trans.The crime took place in the US stage of Mississippi. The case resulted in the first-ever conviction of a federal hate crime charge arising from the murder of a trans woman.Director of the documentary about Mercedes Williamson is Ben Steele. We spoke with Steele for a behind-the-scenes look at the film.When did you first encounter the story of Mercedes Williamson? In early 2016, my producer Victoria Musguin-Rowe heard about the story. She flew out to Mississippi to try and meet with the district attorney overseeing the prosecution, to start the very long process of securing access to everyone involved, and to also start the work needed to gain access to the court, the police, and the prison authorities.What was it about this crime that caught your attention? At that time we had no idea this would become a legal first – and become a landmark historic case. But we knew that hate crime is rising across America, and that this case represented an opportunity to explore the complex motives that can drive people to carry out such acts.As a director, I want to shed a light on despicable practices, but I’m also interested in understanding the motivations of people carrying out these attacks. It’s too easy to just dismiss the perpetrators of this kind of anti-gay violence out of hand. What’s harder is to do is to try and understand what their –often heartfelt – motivations are.Basically, I’m interested in trying to get inside the human psyche, to illuminate that thing that make us – all of us – tick. To me, this is often revealed in crunch moments – moments of great trauma when people get caught up in life and death events, events where people are willing to fight for the ‘right’ outcome.Crimes against minorities and people labeled as ‘other’ are really interesting. I think that wider social problems are also revealed in attitudes to people that mainstream society views as ‘different’ and somehow ‘evil’ or ‘shameful.’How did you go about obtaining access to the key people and securing the footage required? My producer did most of this work. Our approach though is simple – to always be straightforward and honest with contributors and institutions we’d like to film. We explain our intentions – to make a film where the central participants explain their thinking and actions to the audience, without being guided or told what to think by a reporter or narrator.Of course, because we’re approaching everyone involved in a murder, there’s a good chance someone else will contradict them, or offer an alternative way of viewing events, but we leave it up to the audience to make their own minds up about who is telling the truth and who is lying. Love and Hate Crime. Image courtesy of Ben Steelelast_img read more

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What is the true meaning of ChristmasWhat is the true meaning of

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! The true meaning of Christmas is love. John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.The real Christmas story is the story of God’s becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ.Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Saviour! Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself (1 John 4:8).Why do we celebrate Christmas each year? Out of gratitude for what God did for us. We remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Related Content News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This new platform, similar to the popular 19-inch-wide, 2-Step Platform, is a full 30 inches wide, with a weight capacity of 500 lbs. This wider platform with a safety grab bar has been an often-requested custom step platform for imaging centers treating bariatric patients. This step platform has models to fit all CR (computed radiography) and film cassettes as well as most portable DR (digital radiography) panels. It may also be used with a wall Bucky.The Extra Wide 2-Step Platform is easily maneuverable, with built-in rollers and grab bars. Made of solid non-porous polyethylene, the platform is germ resistant and easy to keep clean.CiD also offers a wide range of imaging panel protectors to safely position patients for standing feet, (AP) images as well as a pediatric positioning chair for use with infants through 4-year-olds.For more information: www.clearimagedevices.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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AP names Pisarenko chief photographer for Southern Cone

first_img Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pisarenko will lead a team of photographers while working closely with videographers, reporters and editors across the four countries. She has been acting chief photographer for the region since late last year.“I’m delighted by Natacha’s promotion,” said Victor Caivano, the AP’s news director for the Southern Cone. “Her new leadership role in the Southern Cone team will elevate our report and keep us ahead with fascinating images and photo-driven stories.”Pisarenko, 40, joined the AP in Buenos Aires in 2002 and has covered Olympics in Sochi, Beijing and London, the Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally, Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, the rescue of 33 miners in Chile in 2010 and a devastating earthquake in Chile that same year. She went to Afghanistan on assignment in 2003.Pisarenko also shoots video, and the vast amount of photos and video footage she produced from a rare visit with scientists to Antarctica early this year were widely used by news outlets worldwide.Last year, she came up with the idea for a powerful project looking at links that Argentines have made between their health problems and agrochemicals. Her photographs and story with then-Southern Cone Bureau Chief Michael Warren won an award from The Deadline Club, the New York City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in the category for science, technology, medical or environmental reporting. Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 0 Comments   Share   Associated Press photographer Natacha Pisarenko poses for a portrait in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, June 15, 2015. Pisarenko, a photojournalist who has covered major news and sports events across Latin America and around the world, has been named chief photographer for The Associated Press for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) She also won a first place award from the Press Club of Atlantic City in the sports photography category for magazines, news services or syndicates for an image from last year’s World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany.Born in Buenos Aires, Pisarenko studied photography at the city’s School of Photographic Arts and began her photojournalism career at La Nacion, one of Argentina’s largest newspapers.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like MEXICO CITY (AP) — Natacha Pisarenko, a photojournalist who has covered major news and sports events across Latin America and around the world, has been named chief photographer for The Associated Press for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile.The appointment was announced Monday by Enric Marti, AP’s regional photo editor for Latin America.“Pisarenko is a great all-around photographer and has excelled at covering sports and producing poignant photo essays,” said Marti. “She has proven herself to be a capable leader as well, and I am pleased she will be assuming this new role.” Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

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Millennials Largest Group of Recent Home Buyers for Second Year

first_img Millennials are the largest group of recent home buyers for the second consecutive year, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study. The survey also found that an overwhelming majority of buyers search for homes online and then purchase their home through a real estate agent, while Millennials are using agents more than any other group.The study found the largest group of recent buyers was the millennial generation, those 34 and younger, who composed 32 percent of all buyers. Generation X, ages 35-49, was closely behind with a 27 percent share.“Over 80 percent of Millennial and Gen X buyers consider their home purchase a good financial investment, and the desire to own a home of their own was the top reason given by Millennials for their purchase,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said in a press release. “Fixed monthly payments and the long-term financial stability homeownership can provide are attractive to young adults despite them witnessing the housing downturn and subsequent slow recovery in the early years of their adulthood.”The median age of millennial homebuyers was 29, their median income was $76,900 and they typically bought a 1,720-square foot home costing $189,900. The typical Gen X buyer was 41 years old, had a median income of $104,600 and purchased a 1,890-square foot home costing $250,000. When asked about the primary reason for purchasing a home, a desire to own a home of their own was highest among Millennials at 39 percent. Younger boomers were the most likely to buy because of a job-related relocation or move, and a change in a family situation, most likely the birth of a child, was the highest among Gen X buyers.Regardless of their age, buyers used a wide variety of resources in searching for a home, with the Internet at 88 percent and real estate agents at 87 percent topping the list. Millennials were the most likely to use a real estate agent, mobile or tablet applications, and mobile or tablet search engines during their search.NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas, said the survey results highlight the need for the knowledge and expertise of a Realtor, despite the wide popularity of the internet.“Nothing can replace the real insights and guidance Realtors deliver to help consumers navigate the complex buying and selling process,” he said.The share of Millennials buying in an urban or central city area increased to 21 percent in the past year. Millennials were most influenced by the quality of the neighborhood and convenience to jobs when buying home, according to the survey. Millennials were also the largest group to finance their homes. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured Millennials NAR recent home buyers 2015-03-11 Samantha Guzman Sharecenter_img Millennials Largest Group of Recent Home Buyers for Second Year March 11, 2015 400 Views last_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact If you’d like to comprehend what having 4.28-second speed in the 40-yard dash feels like, then soak in Arizona Cardinals receiver J.J. Nelson’s account of his 57-yard reception this past weekend against the Chargers.Nelson made an appearance on the “Off the Edge” show on Arizona Sports 98.7 and explained how he had to catch up to an overthrown ball by quarterback Carson Palmer.The more ridiculous part of it? Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories LISTEN: J.J. Nelson – Cardinals’ wide receiver Nelson said he ended up over-running the throw.“First, like you say, it was a go ball,” Nelson told “Off the Edge’s” Bertrand Berry. “The defender, he was off coverage at least 10 yards. I got to break this cushion. After I broke the cushion, I looked up for the ball, and it looked like it was going to sail over my head. So I was like, ‘man, I got to accelerate, I got to find a way to get to this ball.’ So when I looked back, I felt like I overran the ball — that’s what made me catch it like by my hip and I ended up falling.”Palmer said after the game that he believed he’d overthrown Nelson and that the rookie wideout put on the nitrous to catch up to the ball.The video backs Nelson’s explanation. If Palmer indeed overthrew the ball then Nelson, who clocked a 4.28 seconds in the NFL Combine’s 40-yard draft this year, somehow made up ground and then some.“I wish I stayed on my feet and got into the endzone,” Nelson added. “At that point in time, I was like, ‘I just got to make this play.’” – / 28 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) pulls in a pass as San Diego Chargers cornerback Richard Crawford (35) defends during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Comments   Share   last_img read more

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