Jesus & De Bruyne strike as City down Leicester

first_imgLeicester City 0 Manchester City 2: Jesus & De Bruyne on target as Guardiola’s title tilt continues Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 00:51 11/19/17 Kevin De Bruyne - cropped Getty Images Pep Guardiola’s rampant Manchester City made it 10 Premier League wins in a row with a typically dominant 2-0 victory over Leicester City. Manchester City’s unstoppable march at the Premier League summit shows no signs of slowing down as goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne secured a 2-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.Pep Guardiola’s side have been in irresistible form so far this season and Saturday’s result moved them nine points clear of second-placed Chelsea, with rivals United playing later in the day and Tottenham having lost at Arsenal.Jesus gave City the lead a minute before the half-time break with a simple tap-in after a move that had sliced open the hosts’ defence. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player De Bruyne then doubled their advantage just three minutes into the second period as he thumped home from 25 yards for his third league goal of a sparkling campaign.The only blot on City’s copybook was the enforced first-half withdrawal of England defender John Stones, who pulled up holding his right hamstring. David Silva and Jesus missed chances to extend City’s lead as the second half wore on, but two blistering attacks either side of half-time were enough to secure another impressive success.That #SharkTeam of ours— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 18, 2017Guardiola handed a first Premier League start since August 26 to Vincent Kompany, but the Belgian started sluggishly and was lucky not to be dismissed after just three minutes.The 31-year-old hacked down Jamie Vardy as the England striker latched onto Vicente Iborra’s pass, but referee Graham Scott deemed Stones to be in a covering position and opted to give the City captain only a yellow card.Kompany was involved again soon after, stretching well to divert Riyad Mahrez’s dangerous cross just wide of his own goal as the hosts continued to impress going forward.City’s trademark swashbuckling approach was largely absent in the early stages, but a typically incisive move involving Fabian Delph and Leroy Sane resulted in Kasper Schmeichel tipping over Silva’s shot from just inside the penalty area.Raheem Sterling was then only inches away from connecting with Sane’s fizzed cross as the visitors started to hit their stride.City finished the half strongly as Silva thrashed over from the edge of the area before the Spaniard teed up Jesus for the opener. Sterling carved open the Foxes defence with a threaded pass into the path of Silva, who had the simple task of rolling it across the six-yard box for the Brazilian to grab his eighth league goal of the season.GOOOOOOAAAAAAALLL!! It’s @gabrieljesus33!— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 18, 2017Leicester’s positive approach at the start of the second period was nearly rewarded when Harry Maguire’s effort from a corner was deflected onto the post.City took full advantage of that reprieve to deliver a stunning counter-attack, which resulted in Sane finding De Bruyne on the edge of the area for the former Chelsea man to unleash a superb left-footed strike into the roof of Schmeichel’s net. Jesus was then denied his second just moments later as Schmeichel thwarted him from just six yards out and Silva once again fired over as his wait for a goal continued. City comfortably kept Leicester at arm’s length in the final 20 minutes as the hosts desperately tried to find a way back into the game and were ultimately able to claim yet another three points at something approaching a canter. Key Opta stats:- Man City are only the second team to win their first six away games to a Premier League campaign, after Chelsea in 2008-09 (won their first eight).- This is just the second time a Premier League side has won 34 points from their first 12 games of the season, with Man City also achieving this back in 2011-12.- Leicester City have lost their last nine Premier League games against sides who started the day top of the table, conceding at least two goals each time.- The Foxes failed to land a single shot on target in a Premier League game for the first time since October 2016 versus Chelsea.- Kevin De Bruyne has now had a hand in 50 Premier League goals (16 goals, 34 assists). He has done this in 76 PL apps, which is the quickest by any out-and-out midfielder in the history of the competition.- Gabriel Jesus has been directly involved in 20 goals in his 21 Premier League appearances (15 goals 5 assists).- David Silva provided his 72nd assist in the Premier League, more than any other player since his debut read morelast_img read more

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Facebook Premier League Pinterest Topics Read more Share on Facebook Newcastle United 7) Howe under scrutiny as Bournemouth seek potencyLike Palace, Bournemouth are still waiting for their first point of the season. Unlike Palace, they are not about to sack their manager. Just because Frank de Boer paid for his team’s wretched start, it does not follow that Eddie Howe’s job should be under threat. Howe’s achievements have earned him too much goodwill for Bournemouth to consider firing him without giving him a proper chance to turn things around. Nonetheless that does not mean that he should be immune from criticism. Bournemouth were desperately disappointing at Arsenal last weekend and Howe will face some tough questions if they lose to Brighton at home on Friday night. The biggest concern for Bournemouth is less their leaky defence and more that they are not clicking in attack. They have scored one goal in four matches, a wonder strike against Manchester City that came out of the blue from Charlie Daniels, and have not been creating enough chances. If that continues at home to a promoted side, it will be time to worry. JSBournemouth’s season: four defeats, one central problemGross double delivers first victory for Brighton8) A clue about the Oxlade-Chamberlain enigmaWhy did Liverpool want Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? And why did he want to move to Liverpool? A smidgin of insight may be gleaned this weekend if, with Sadio Mané suspended, Oxlade-Chamberlain makes his first start for his new club against Burnley. He should prove to be a useful deputy for the Senegalese and also, on other occasions, for Mohamed Salah. He probably has grander aspirations than to be a high-end back-up player but that seems the only option reasonably available to him at the moment. Although Liverpool are humdrum in central midfield – and Emre Can should be waved off to Juventus or wherever he fancies going when his contract expires – any ambition that Oxlade-Chamberlain has of playing regularly in the middle before the arrival of Naby Keïta will remain delusional unless his passing and tackling improve a lot. The lack of control in central midfield is, of course, a contributory factor to Liverpool’s ramshackle defending. The persistence of those linked problems may give Oxlade-Chamberlain flashbacks to Arsenal, last month’s 4-0 win for Jürgen Klopp’s men over Arsène Wenger’s team notwithstanding. It will certainly give Burnley belief that they can plunder another valuable away point this season following their victory at Chelsea and the draw at Tottenham Hotspur. PDMisses prove costly for Klopp’s side against SevillaMané will not change his game despite Ederson regrets David Squires on … the Premier League, trapped bats and Roy Hodgson’s return Wayne Rooney and Everton need to bounce back from a torrid night in Italy on Thursday. Photograph: Elisabetta Baracchi/AP Watford Mikel Merino has thrived for Newcastle in Jonjo Shelvey’s absence. Photograph: Lewis/ProSports/Rex/Shutterstock Pinterest Ten things to look out for this weekend Share on WhatsApp 4) Will Sánchez return for Arsenal and who might he replace?Ever the optimist, Arsène Wenger remains adamant that Alexis Sánchez will continue to give his all for Arsenal even though the Chilean was denied a transfer to Manchester City, and despite the way the Chilean sulked through the humbling at Anfield last month. Yet it is easy to see why Wenger was so reluctant to sell Sánchez. You only have to think back to his outstanding performance in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea in May to appreciate the effect Sánchez can have on this Arsenal team, explaining why his manager decided that the forward was worth keeping. It is a gamble, though. Sánchez’s attitude has reportedly tried the patience of his team-mates and there is no guarantee that he will go above and beyond as Arsenal attempt to climb back into the top four, even in a World Cup year. They won without him last weekend, beating Bournemouth 3-0 thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck. Do either of them deserve to make way for Sánchez when Arsenal visit Chelsea on Sunday? Arsenal fans must be itching to see Sánchez and Lacazette start together at last. They also know that Sánchez is more likely than Welbeck to turn a game with one bravura moment. But what will it do for team harmony if Welbeck makes way for Sánchez and Chelsea hand Arsenal another Stamford Bridge humbling? Wenger has a big call to make. JSSánchez settles nerves as Arsenal beat CologneBarney Ronay: Arsenal caught on hop by Cologne fans5) How does Bilic get the best out of Hernández?West Ham United rallied around their beleaguered manager and went back to basics against Huddersfield on a wet and windy night at the London Stadium, securing their first league win with the kind of ugly performance that would make the likes of Lionel Messi think twice about playing in the famously tough Premier League. Slaven Bilic covered up his defence’s ponderousness by playing a back three, Michail Antonio created problems by bulldozing down both flanks and Andy Carroll’s uncomplicated game unsettled their opponents.Yet while Bilic bought himself some time, the win was built on shaky foundations. West Bromwich Albion are unlikely to be overawed by Carroll’s aerial threat at the Hawthorns, while the inclusion of the big striker against Huddersfield saw Javier Hernández shunted out to the left flank, where he was unsurprisingly ineffective and eventually substituted. The return of Marko Arnautovic from suspension could see the Mexican dropped to the bench, with Carroll continuing to lead the line instead. It is enough to make one wonder if West Ham have thought this through properly. Hernández’s scoring record at Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen was impressive but because he is not at his best linking play, United often used him as an impact substitute. For a top team chasing a goal, he is a major asset. For a lesser side needing to relieve pressure, £16m signing Hernández lacks stature. He would probably be more dangerous playing alongside Carroll in a classic front two, but then the dilemma for Bilic would be how to fit Antonio, Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini into his attack.In theory West Ham’s lone striker should be Diafra Sakho, who is quick, strong and dangerous. However the Senegalese needs to regain Bilic’s trust after his deadline-day shenanigans, meaning that West Ham could once again find themselves relying on Carroll, without necessarily being set up to exploit his strengths properly. Carroll has much to offer when he is fit but his presence also make the team too direct, making it harder to stretch opponents, cramping space for creative players. It is up to Bilic to find the right balance. JSWest Ham battle past Huddersfield to claim first winFootball Weekly Extra: our preview of the weekend’s action Marco Silva looks a good fit for Watford. Photograph: Sean Ryan/IPS/Rex/Shutterstock Read more Read more 1) Hodgson’s meat-and-potatoes approach to getting Palace in shapeFollowing the fiasco of Frank de Boer’s short reign at Selhurst Park, Roy Hodgson takes charge of a Crystal Palace team who have already suffered four scoreless defeats in as many Premier League matches. With trips to Manchester City, Manchester United and a home match against Chelsea to follow the game against Southampton, the importance of getting a morale-boosting result against comparatively easy opposition cannot be overstated and the manner in which Hodgson approaches this match will give Palace fans some idea what to expect in the months ahead. Quite how instant an impact he’ll have is open to question, considering that his former charge Simon Davies once said Hodgson had taken more than two years to “convert” Fulham’s players to methods that eventually got them to the 2010 Europa League final. Very recent history suggests he won’t get that kind of time at Palace. While we all know what atrocities they are capable of at their worst, at their best Hodgson’s teams work hard to maintain a solid shape that renders them difficult to break down, the stuff of relentless, presumably tedious but effective training ground drills. “Every day in training is geared towards team shape,” said Davies back then. “I’ve been working with the manager three seasons now and every day is team shape, and it shows.” While this meat-and-potatoes approach that has served Hodgson with varying degrees of success is unlikely to get Palace’s players or their supporters too excited, if it yields better results than De Boer’s methods it will do for now. BGRepetition and ruthlessness: why Hodgson could be perfect for PalaceBarney Ronay: which Hodgson will Crystal Palace get?2) Shakespeare spoilt for choice for once Despite having lost three of the four Premier League matches they’ve played so far this season, Leicester City don’t seem to have done a great deal wrong and their visit to Huddersfield pits them against a newly promoted side that didn’t taste Premier League defeat until the fourth time of asking. Circumstances beyond Craig Shakespeare’s control, ranging from injury, jet lag, the loss of Danny Drinkwater and the ongoing ineligibility of his replacement Adrien Silva, left the Leicester manager with a limited range of options against Chelsea. This weekend, he has plenty to choose from despite a vicious assault by a rogue training ground pole putting the fitness of Christian Fuchs in doubt. Yet to make more than a fleeting cameo for his new team, Kelechi Iheanacho scored in an under-23 match on Monday and looks bound to feature as he returns to full fitness, while centre-half Robert Huth and defensive midfielder Vicente Iborra have also returned from injury. Signed from Sevilla for £15m, Iborra has yet to make his Leicester debut and his availability, along with that of Huth and Iheanacho, will provide Shakespeare with the kind of selection headache that was beyond his wildest dreams last weekend. BGHammers ease Bilic’s fear of following De BoerMatty James: ‘I’ll remember the pain for the rest of my life’ 9) No happy return to Old Trafford for RooneyThe evidence at this admittedly early stage suggests that Ronald Koeman has spent around £200m to make Everton a slow, boring and unbalanced disgrace. An energetic and coherent performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford would be timely. But what can Koeman do to inspire that? A good start would be to start Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front to inject much-needed energy and a clearer sense of purpose. Omitting Sandro Ramírez to make way for the 20-year-old striker would be one option, but dropping Wayne Rooney on his return to Old Trafford would do more to shake up Everton. Koeman’s side, however, are still likely to look blunt going forward in comparison to United. Last season Ashley Williams berated his then-team-mate Romelu Lukaku for a displeasing attitude when Everton pitched up at Old Trafford. Lukaku gestured at the Welshman to shush; the chances of Williams keeping Lukaku quiet this weekend do not look good. PDEverton crumble against Atalanta in Europa LeaguePogba may be out for a month with hamstring injury Arsenal Twitter 10) Aurier to be eased into the Premier League Serge Aurier made an impressive Tottenham debut on Wednesday, constantly threatening Borussia Dortmund with his raids forward. But Kieran Trippier can do that pretty well too, and is more reliable defensively. He deserves to be considered as Spurs’ first-choice right-back, if Mauricio Pochettiino believes in such a role, which he might not. Nonetheless, a second deployment within a few days might be in order for Aurier, who could hardly wish for a more gentle introduction to the Premier League than a game against impotent Swansea, relegation candidates for sure. PDBarney Ronay: Kane’s masterclass of craft and energy galvanises SpursExcitement at odds with reality as Sanches makes his bow 6) Can Watford go top of the league?Manchester City encountered scant resistance when they travelled to Vicarage Road needing a win to qualify for the Champions League on the final day last season. With the departure of Walter Mazzarri already announced, Watford’s minds were elsewhere and a potentially awkward assignment for Pep Guardiola’s inconsistent side turned into a stroll. The home fans seethed as the visitors raced into a 4-0 lead by the interval. It finished 5-0. It could have been 10. Anyone watching that game might have feared for Watford this season. Losing seven of their final eight matches wasn’t particularly encouraging either. But of course they were letting Mazzarri go, offering them a chance to start afresh, as long as they picked the right replacement for the Italian. There was every reason to suspect that they would, as the Pozzo family have mostly made correct decisions and swiftly rectified errors since buying Watford five years ago.They got their man. Marco Silva might have gone down with Hull City, but he played a bad hand as well as he could, and Watford have quickly warmed to his leadership. Having bought astutely, bringing in players from home and abroad, they have been solid and organised, keeping three clean sheets in their first four matches while making sure to carry a threat up front. They are fourth, two points behind City, and will go top for at least 24 hours if they stun Guardiola’s side on Saturday afternoon. City have scored nine goals without reply in their past two matches, but they should not expect to receive such a hospitable welcome at Vicarage Road this time. They could be punished if their focus dips. JSJanmaat thunderbolt confirms Watford victoryStones strikes twice as City cruise against Feyenoord Facebook Twitter The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Facebook Leicester City Crystal Palace 3) Will Merino keep Shelvey on the outside looking in?For all the talk of impending crisis at St James’ Park this summer, Newcastle prepare to entertain Stoke City on the back of consecutive Premier League wins few of their fans could have foreseen after defeats at the hands of Tottenham and Huddersfield. Rafael Benítez missed his team’s win over Swansea as he recuperated from surgery but will be back in his technical area to make confusing hand gestures for the visit of Stoke, who were branded dirty long-ball merchants by a Manchester United manager who has never been slow to stick Marouane Fellaini up front and target him with bombs in times of crisis. Eligible for selection again after serving a three-match ban for his idiotic impetuousness against Tottenham Hotspur, it will be intriguing to see how much work Jonjo Shelvey has to do to regain his manager’s trust. The Newcastle quarter-back played for the under-23s earlier this week, but is unlikely to earn an instant recall to the first team. His replacement, Mikel Merino, a 21-year-old Spaniard in on loan from Borussia Dortmund, has impressed in Shelvey’s absence and was named the Newcastle fans’ player of the month for August. Already an early contender for September’s award after his performance against Swansea, he will not be easily displaced. BGBenítez reveals Shelvey apology for Tottenham red card Twitter Share via Email Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Frank de Boer left Crystal Palace after 77 days. Dave Bassett didn’t last 77 hours Share on Pinterest West Ham United blogposts Reuse this contentlast_img read more

New Zealand have won just 1 out of 7 World Cup semi-finals

first_img Next Rohan Sen ManchesterJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 18:45 IST New Zealand’s record in the World Cup semi-finals is not something they would be proud of (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand and India will play the first semi-final on July 9, Australia will take on England in the 2nd on July 11New Zealand have lost 6 out of the 7 World Cup semi-finals they have played so farThis is the first time New Zealand will face India in a World Cup semi-finalThe first semi-final of the World Cup 2019 will be a match-up between two teams who haven’t faced each other in the competition right now. India and New Zealand’s group game had been washed out in Birmingham without a ball being bowled which is why now the two teams will get another shot at getting the better of each other after both qualified for the knockouts.India topped the table after the group phase thanks to the 7 wins and one washout, thus, pushing Australia to second place, who lost their final group game against South Africa on Saturday.England and New Zealand qualified in 3rd and 4th places respectively, to complete the top-four. India will now take on New Zealand in the first semi-finals in Manchester on July 9 while Australia will face hosts England once again in this edition in the second semi-final in Birmingham on July 11.Australia and New Zealand have played the most number of semi-finals and will both be appearing in the last-four clash for the eighth time in the World Cup.While Australia have not lost in the semis in all the 7 games, New Zealand have gone beyond and qualified for the final just once in 7 attempts. They entered the 2015 World Cup final where they suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Australia.Kane Williamson’s New Zealand will be looking to better their last-four record this time when they get ready to face Virat Kohli’s Team India for the first time in a World Cup semi-final.advertisementSemi-final 1 India v New ZealandWinner: ________Semifinal 2 Australia v EnglandWinner: ________Final: SF1 winner v SF2 winnerChampion: ________Fill in the blanks #CWC19 (@ICC) July 7, 2019But before their face-off against the second-ranked ODI team, let’s take a look at how New Zealand have fared in the 7 semi-finals that they have played up until now.PRUDENTIAL WORLD CUP 1975New Zealand took on eventual champions West Indies in the first World Cup semi-final they played and lost by 5 wickets in a one-sided match.Clive Lloyd’s side first bowled out Glenn Turner’s New Zealand for 158 in 52.2 overs with left-arm pacer Bernard Julien taking 4 wickets. Half-centuries from Alvin Kallicharran (72) and Gordon Greenidge (55) then helped the Windies reach the target in 40.1 overs.West Indies then defeated Australia in the final at Lord’s to clinch their first World Cup trophy.The final #CWC19 standings table!A loss to South Africa in Manchester means Australia finish second on the points table behind India. World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 6, 2019PRUDENTIAL WORLD CUP 1979The next World Cup saw England face New Zealand in the semis and this time the game was a thriller with the hosts prevailing by 9 runs in the end.Put into bat, England posted 221 for 8 in 60 overs with Graham Gooch (71), captain Mike Brearley (53) and David Randall (42) making significant contributions to the total. New Zealand in reply were restricted to 221 for 9 with John Wright top-scoring with 69 while Mike Hendrick took 3 wickets for England at Old Trafford.West Indies then beat England in the final to retain their trophy.WORLD CUP 1992The 1992 World Cup saw Pakistan taking on New Zealand and winning by 4 wickets in a close game played in Auckland.Batting first the hosts rode on captain Martin Crowe (91) and Ken Rutherford’s (50) knocks to post a challenging 262 for 7 on the board. Pakistan in reply, chased down the target with an over to spare with Inzamam-ul-Haq (60) and Javed Miandad (57 not out) leading the way with the bat.Which two teams do you think will make it to the #CWC19 final? #TeamIndia #CmonAussie #WeAreEngland #BackTheBlackcaps World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 6, 2019Pakistan went on to beat England in the final to win their one-and-only World Cup trophy.WORLD CUP 1999Pakistan once again had the better of New Zealand in a semi-final as they won by 9 wickets in a one-sided match in Manchester.Led by Shoaib Akhtar (3/55) and Abdul Razzaq’s (2/28) superb bowling performances, Pakistan restricted the Kiwis to 241 for 7 in 50 overs. Saeed Anwar (113 not out) and Wajahatullah Wasti’s (84) opening partnership for 194 then made the job really simple for Pakistan as they reached the target in 47.3 overs.Australia then defeated Pakistan in the final to clinch the World Cup for the second time.WORLD CUP 2007New Zealand faced Sri Lanka in the semis at Kingston where they lost yet another one-sided contest by 81 runs.Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka rode on Mahela Jayawardene’s unbeaten 115 and 73 from Upul Tharanga to post 289 for 5 in 50 overs. Muttiah Muralitharan’s four-wicket haul then derailed New Zealand’s run chase as they got bowled out for 208 in 41.4 overs.advertisementSri Lanka eventually lost in the final against Australia, retained the trophy which they had won for the fourth time.WORLD CUP 2011Sri Lanka and New Zealand once again faced each other in the semis four years late and once again the Lankans had the better off the Blackcaps as they won by 5 wickets.Three wickets each from Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis helped Sri Lanka bowl New Zealand out for 217 in 48.5 overs. Tillakratne Dilshan (73) and Kumar Sangakkar (54) then laid a superb foundation for the run chase with a 120-run partnership for the second wicket which helped Sri Lanka eventually reach the target with 13 balls to spare.India then defeated Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai to clinch the World Cup after a gap of 28 years.WORLD CUP 2015New Zealand and South Africa played out an epic semi-final match at Auckland in 2015 with the hosts prevailing by 4 wickets with 1 ball remaining (DLS method).The match was reduced to 43-overs-per-side due to rain. The Proteas decided to bat first and posted a challenging 281 for 5 on the board with Faf du Plessis (82), AB de Villiers (65 not out) and David Miller (49) scoring big.The Kiwis then rode on Grant Elliott’s superb 84 not out off 73 balls to chase down the target revised target of 299 in 42.5 overs. Captain Brendon McCullum (59) and Corey Anderson (58) also made telling contributions as New Zealand reached their maiden World Cup final.McCullum’s side had defeated Australia in their group game on home soil in the tournament but unfortunately couldn’t replicate that performance in the final in Melbourne and succumbed to defeat by 7 wickets as Australia bowled them out for 183 and then chased down the target in 33.1 overs with Michael Clarke leading by example with 74 runs. It was Australia’s 5th World Cup title and first won on home soil.Also Read | Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson were captains in India vs New Zealand Under 19 World Cup semi-finalAlso Read | Rohit Sharma playing big brother role in opening partnership with KL Rahul, says Aakash ChopraAlso Read | World Cup 2019 semi-finals line-up: India to play New Zealand after topping league stageFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow New Zealand CricketFollow India vs New ZealandFollow World CupFollow New Zealand World Cup record New Zealand have won just 1 out of 7 World Cup semi-finalsIndia vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: New Zealand will be playing their 8th semi-final match in the World Cup on Tuesday when they take on India in Manchester on July 9.advertisementlast_img read more

Feel Good Friday: Fishpond

first_img 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene With summer temperatures starting to pick up, many of us are upgrading our gear and heading for the nearest river or lake. Whether you’re a seasoned angler, casual trout fisherman, or a novice with a rod, navigating the myriad gear bags, vests, packs and accessories available for a fly fisherman can be quite a task. We recently sat down with some of the team from Fishpond to discuss fishing gear, upcycling materials, and conservation. We were happily surprised to see how far recycled fabrics and gear have come, and to see how their company is collaborating in the industry to keep our waterways pristine.Related: Outsmart The Trout | How To Clean A FishFishpond has an entire collection of packs, bags, and gear storage accessories devoted to up-cycling old materials. Almost everything they build features Cyclepond fabric, that is recycled from commercial fishing nets. We were especially excited about the Westwater collection, which is built with a TPU-coating on the fabric to ensure durability and waterproofing for many seasons to come.Westwater Rolltop BackpackThis backpack is built as a functional drybag, keeping your essentials safe from a dip in the river or a downpour. The pack fabric is strong enough to withstand years of abuse on bushwhacks along your favorite rivers or getting soaked in rafts and fishing boats. The waist and shoulder straps are open mesh against your body, helping to wick sweat away on hikes in, and drain quickly when wet.Westwater Rolling DuffelThe Duffel is your weapon of choice when hauling gear for a couple of weeks of fishing on the coast or mountains. When you absolutely have to keep everything dry from the airport to the lodge, you won’t find a better solution. Burly 420 denier Cyclepond fabric has the same TPU welded construction as the backpack, along with reinforced zippers and rugged wheels.Chaco CollaborationFishpond doesn’t stop at the recycling though. They have teamed up with Chaco Sandals and the Western Rivers Conservancy to produce limited edition runs of two popular Chaco models, the Z2 and Flip. Featuring Vibram Megagrip rubber soles, these sandals are perfect for summer river adventures. Each pair sold benefits the Conservancy by protecting fragile ecosystems through outreach and land acquisition programs. It’s not often you can sport gear that is functional and will help you be able to share your favorite fishing spots with the next generation. Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever center_img 1. Westwater Rolltop Backpack 2. Westwater Rolling Duffel 3. Chaco Collaboration Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Head of BPIAJ Highlights Employment Potential of BPO Sector

first_img “Over the past two decades, Jamaica’s outsourcing industry has grown exponentially, now employing over 26,000 individuals with over 55 active entities operating across the island in locations such as Portmore, Kingston and St. Andrew, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Lucea and Montego Bay,” Ms. Henry said. President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, says the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector could soon become the country’s number-one source of employment.Speaking at the media launch of ‘Outsource2Jamaica: Symposium & Expo’ on February 8 in Montego Bay, St. James, Ms. Henry said BPO is one of the fastest growing industries, which has contributed in excess of US$450 million to Jamaica’s economy, and has exponential multiplier effects with other sectors, such as security, transportation, retail, food and beverage, insurance, financial and others.She added that based on current trajectory, the sector is on a path to contribute more than US$750 million by 2020.“Over the past two decades, Jamaica’s outsourcing industry has grown exponentially, now employing over 26,000 individuals with over 55 active entities operating across the island in locations such as Portmore, Kingston and St. Andrew, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Lucea and Montego Bay,” Ms. Henry said.“It is against this backdrop that, in collaboration with our members and partners, that the BPIAJ is pleased to be hosting the first ever Outsource2Jamaica: Symposium & Expo right here in beautiful Montego Bay,” she added.Slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre, the event will be staged from April 11 to 13, 2018.Ms. Henry said it will bring together a diverse group of global experts, technocrats, local entrepreneurs, government officials, BPO leaders, buyers and service providers.The President noted that as “the advocacy gateway for the sector”, the BPIAJ remains focused in promoting the interest of players in the industry, facilitating industry through investments and business growth, knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices.“Our passion for excellent outsourcing, building brand Jamaica and promoting social and economic development across Jamaica has been our mantra since inception,” she said.Ms. Henry said the BPO sector also provides real opportunities for career advancement, adding that most persons are not aware that the industry has one of the best supervisor-to-agent ratios and manager-to-supervisor ratios.“Furthermore, based on how the sector provides equal opportunity for growth, irrespective of qualification, age, colour or creed, this sector should be the centre stage in contributing to a vibrant and equitable future for our young people,” she argued. Story Highlights President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, says the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector could soon become the country’s number-one source of employment. She added that based on current trajectory, the sector is on a path to contribute more than US$750 million by 2020.last_img read more

Motorists Advised to Use Caution on Roads and Highways

first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Motorists Advised to Use Caution onRoads and Highways Motorists are reminded to drive with extra caution duringextremely cold temperatures. Nova Scotia’s transportation employees are working around theclock to make the roads as safe as possible. However, whentemperatures fall below -10 C, road salt is not effective inkeeping roads clear of ice. Motorists are reminded that bridge decks freeze before theapproaching roadway. The road temperature is also different onsteep grades and higher elevations. Black ice is a danger as well, especially when the sun rises inthe morning and draws moisture to the surface of the road. Motorists are advised to call the local base of the Department ofTransportation and Public Works if they see problem conditions.Local area bases are available by calling 1-888-432-3233. The department provides updated road condition reports threetimes a day, seven days a week in winter by calling toll-free 1-800-307-SNOW (7669), or 902-424-3933 in Halifax RegionalMunicipality. The service is also available online . -30-last_img read more

Cirque du Soleil Presents the World Premiere of VOLTA

first_img Twitter Acrobatic Performance Designer Advertisement Thibaut Duverneix Bastien Alexandre LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Writer and Director Make up Designer Anthony Gonzalez from the band M83 Advertisement The critics reserved a warm welcome to VOLTA, as seen here in a quote from Jim Burke from The Gazette: “Cirque du Soleil’s Volta pulls out all stops in a spectacular blend of New Age esthetics and extreme sports.”The nameThe name VOLTA refers to a sudden about-face, a change in emotion or idea. It also speaks to the jolt of energy delivered through the show.The showVOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.WAZ, a popular gameshow host, has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame. But as doubt sets in, WAZ is enlightened by childhood memories as he encounters FREE SPIRITS who open doors to his inner soul he has long kept shut. On his high-voltage search for meaning, will WAZ find the courage to relinquish his fame, reconnect with his true self, and shine bright?The creative teamVOLTA‘s creative team comprises 15 creators under the artistic guidance of Jean-François Bouchard: Martin Labrecque Zaldy Philippe Aubertin Costume Designer Props Designer Advertisement Jean Guibert Creation Director Character guide Jean-Michel Caron Eleni Uranis Anne-Séguin Poirier Facebook Jaque Paquin Acrobatic Performance Designer Choreographer Manon Beaudoin Sound Designer MONTREAL – Cirque du Soleil presented last night in Montreal the world premiere of its latest production, VOLTA. The show will be playing under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port until July 23rd and at the Zibi site in Gatineau starting August 3rd. With this new creation, Quebec’s entertainment leader is once again pushing the boundaries of circus arts by integrating several action sports disciplines that are presented for the first time on a Cirque du Soleil stage, including BMX acts, Parkour and BMX Flatland.There to celebrate the premiere with the entire VOLTA team, Jean-François Bouchard, Creative Guide and Chief Creative Officer of Cirque du Soleil, said: “We are pleased to pursue our tradition to present our most recent creation to the Montreal public first. With VOLTA, we wanted to continue to reinvent ourselves and surprise our audience and our fans. The marriage of disciplines in the purest Cirque du Soleil tradition with contemporary dance and action sports makes this show really fresh and current. We hope that the public will have as much fun discovering VOLTA as we had creating it.”Several personalities from the political, cultural and sporting world marched on the red carpet of VOLTA: Luc Fortin, Quebec Minister for Culture and Communications; Jean-François Lisée, Leader of the Quebec Opposition and of the Parti québécois and the Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister for Canadian Heritage; artists Antoine Bertrand, Alex Perron, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Émily Bégin, Isabel Richer, Mirianne Brûlé, Jason Roy-Léveillé , Jonathan Roy, Joey Scarpellino, Catherine Brunet, Thomas Beaudoin, Mitsou, Robert Charlebois, Radio Radio, Kevin Bazinet, Alicia Moffet, Pascal Morissette, Julie Ringuette, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Jonas, Jérôme Couture and Valérie Carpentier ; as well as athletes Mikaël Kingsbury, Alexandre Bilodeau, Jean-Luc Brassard, Dufour-Lapointe sisters, Érik Guay, Charles Hamelin, Marianne St-Gelais, Émilie Heymans and Montreal Impact players Patrice Bernier, Hassoun Camara and Wandrille Lefèbre. Julie Perron Lighting Designer Set Designer Composer and Musical Director Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer PartnerSun Life Global Investments is the Presenting Partner of VOLTA.Facebook: @Cirque #VOLTAInstagram: @cirquedusoleil #VOLTACirque du SoleilVOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit Bruce Rodgers Video Content and Interactive Designer Rob Bollinger Tickets InformationVOLTA is presented under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port until July 23rd, 2017 and at the Zibi site in Gatineau starting August 3rd. Tickets can be purchased for these performances online at our VIP package – a cocktail reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the show, access to the best seats for greater comfort, a complimentary Valet Parking Service, and more! Login/Register With:last_img read more

IT services sector may log 9% growth in next fiscal

first_imgMumbai: The information technology services sector is estimated to clock a flat growth of upto 9 percent in the fiscal year 2019-20, a report said Monday. The growth will be at par with the 9.1 percent growth achieved by the sector in FY19, according to industry lobby Nasscom. The grouping has discontinued a 25-year-old practice of coming out with growth estimates citing the changes in the landscape which makes the job harder. Domestic rating agency Icra said the sector will clock a 7-9 percent growth in $in FY20 mainly on demand for digital solutions. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”The earlier small-scale proof of concept digital projects has started evolving into enterprise level larger implementations coupled with improvement in discretionary spend supporting future growth,” its vice president Gaurav Jain said. The traditional mainstay of banking and financial services will experience some weakness on low interest rates, focus on cost optimisation and managing discretionary spending, it said, adding that insurance companies are supporting the growth. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostFirming oil prices will lead to some discretionary spends by energy firms on digital spends and give the IT firms some good news, while retail is also showing improvement in the first nine months of FY19. From a profitability perspective, the rating agency said margins were flattish in the third quarter of FY19 on pricing pressure, increased regulatory costs, wage inflation and higher onshore hiring and sub-contracting cost necessitated by visa curbs. However, the overall margins are estimated to decline to 20.8 percent in FY20 for its 19 sample companies from 22.5 percent in FY18. Indian companies have started to ramp-up on-shore hiring in its largest market of US on visa issuance norms being tightened by restricting the entry-level programmers coupled with increasing compliance and evidence requirements adding to cost pressures, it said. There will be higher consolidation in the industry, especially among the small and mid-size players, owing to margin pressures in the next decade, it said. From a credit outlook perspective, the rating agency said it expects some stability on the ability of the sector to sustain free cash flows.last_img read more

Hockey Night in Canadas Coachs Corner scores multiyear ad deal with Budweiser

TORONTO — Hockey Night in Canada’s Coach’s Corner has scored a new partnership deal with Labatt Breweries and its Budweiser label.The brewer has signed a multi-year agreement for the popular segment that will see Budweiser advertising and content during the show.The deal comes as the show gets set to return following the NHL lockout.Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.In addition to Coach’s Corner, Budweiser is also a sponsor for the new Hockey Night in Canada Second Screen experience, the Out of Town Scores and highlights of the best goals from around the league with Goal Tonight.The partnership with Coach’s Corner comes after Labatt was beat out by rival Molson Canadian in 2011 to become the official beer of the NHL under a seven-year deal. read more

US says new sanctions on North Korea just the first step in

US says new sanctions on North Korea just the first step in US response to Sony hack attack HONOLULU, Hawaii – The United States says its new round of sanctions against North Korea is just the opening salvo in its response to an unprecedented cyberattack on Sony. Yet there may be little else the U.S. can do to further isolate a country that already has few friends in the world.Even the latest sanctions, handed down by President Barack Obama in an executive order, may not sting quite as badly as U.S. would have hoped. After all, North Korea is already under a strict sanctions regime imposed by the U.S. over the North’s nuclear program.The new round of sanctions unveiled Friday hit three organizations closely tied to the North’s defence apparatus, plus 10 individuals who work for those groups or for North Korea’s government directly. Any assets they have in the U.S. will be frozen, and they’ll be barred from using the U.S. financial system.But all three groups were already on the U.S. sanctions list, and officials couldn’t say whether any of the 10 individuals even have assets in the U.S. to freeze.Still, American officials portrayed the move as a swift and decisive response to North Korean behaviour they said had gone far over the line. Never before has the U.S. imposed sanctions on another nation in direct retaliation for a cyberattack on an American company.“The order is not targeted at the people of North Korea, but rather is aimed at the government of North Korea and its activities that threaten the United States and others,” Obama wrote in a letter to House and Senate leaders.North Korea has denied involvement in the cyberattack, which led to the disclosure of tens of thousands of confidential Sony emails and business files, then escalated to threats of terrorist attacks against movie theatres. Many cybersecurity experts have said it’s entirely possible that hackers or even Sony insiders could be the culprits, not North Korea, and questioned how the FBI can point the finger so conclusively.Senior U.S. officials, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, repeated their assertion that North Korea was responsible and said independent experts don’t have access to the same classified information as the FBI.With this round of sanctions, the U.S. also put North Korea on notice that payback need not be limited to those who perpetrated the attack.The 10 North Koreans singled out for sanctions didn’t necessarily have anything to do with the attack on Sony, senior U.S. officials said. Anyone who works for or helps North Korea’s government is now fair game, said the officials — especially North Korea’s defence sector and spying operations.Yet prominent lawmakers were already calling for an ever harsher stance. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who is set to chair the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this year, said it was time to concede the U.S. policy on North Korea isn’t working.Added House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif.: “We need to go further to sanction those financial institutions in Asia and beyond that are supporting the brutal and dangerous North Korean regime.”Obama has said the U.S. is considering whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Beyond that, it’s unclear what additional penalties the U.S. has in its arsenal. There is no appetite for a military intervention. The U.S. has said that some elements of its response may not be seen publicly, however.The sanctions target the country’s primary intelligence agency, a state-owned arms dealer that exports missile and weapons technology, and the Korea Tangun Trading Corp., which supports defence research. The individuals sanctioned include North Koreans representing the country’s interests in Iran, Russia and Syria.There was no immediate response from North Korea. Sony declined to comment.While denying any role in a cyberattack, North Korea has expressed fury over the Sony comedy flick “The Interview,” which depicts a fictional assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony initially called off the film’s release after movie theatres decided not to show the film. After Obama criticized that decision, Sony decided to release the film in a limited number of theatres and online.The White House called the sanctions “the first aspect of our response” to the Sony attack, a declaration that raised fresh questions about who was behind a nearly 10-hour shutdown of North Korean websites last week. The shutdown prompted a blunt response from North Korea’s powerful National Defence Commission, which blamed the U.S. and hurled racial slurs at Obama, calling him a reckless “monkey in a tropical forest.”___Reach Josh Lederman on Twitter at by Josh Lederman, The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2015 1:07 am MDT FILE – In thus Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, North Koreans gather at the Mansu Hill where the statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, and Kim Jong Il tower over them, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The U.S. is imposing sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the sanctions. Although the U.S. has already sanctioned North Korea over its nuclear program, these are the first sanctions punishing Pyongyang for alleged cyberattacks. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Yahoo could be forced to pay back its state grant after failing

first_img Oct 30th 2016, 7:40 AM By Peter Bodkin YAHOO COULD BE forced to repay more than €1 million in state jobs grants as the company trims its local headcount after pledging to add 200 workers.In 2013, the company announced a major expansion of its Dublin operations centre, promising to add the staff to its operations within 12 months.Two years later, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who met with the company on an IDA trade mission in the lead-up to the jobs announcement, was on hand when Yahoo took the wraps off a new docklands office with space for 450 people.However accounts just filed for Yahoo! EMEA, the company’s main arm in Ireland, show it employed an average of 277 people last year – down from 293 in 2014. On average, the company had 229 staff on its books in 2013 and 165 in 2012.The recent reduction in local staff came before Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced in February that another 1,500 jobs were expected to go at the firm out of a global workforce of more than 10,000.Mobile phone provider Verizon since struck a deal to acquire Yahoo’s operating business, which mainly includes its online and advertising networks, for $4.8 billion. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Source: AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, FileWorkforce reductionThe accounts show that Yahoo’s Irish offshoot, which includes its headquarters at North Wall Quay and a data centre at Ballycoolin, spent more than €1.2 million on staff cuts during 2014 and 2015.A note attached to the documents said the company had “implemented a strategic workforce reduction programme to align resources with the company’s product strategy”.A further €2 million bill was recorded for redundancies to flow after the February global job-cut plans were revealed.The accounts said the firm received a €1.77 million government grant “for the provision of employment” but as of September this year it could be forced to hand back €1.1 million from the amount for “breach of employment thresholds”.A Yahoo spokeswoman told Fora hiring had taken place in Dublin every year since 2013 – and continued to take place, with a number of positions currently open.“Numbers were slightly down at end of 2015 due to our changing business profile,” she said, adding the IDA grant hadn’t been repaid as it was contingent on future employment levels.A spokeswoman for the IDA said the agency didn’t comment on individual client company matters, however all grants were “covered by strict legal agreements” and it would try to recover funds when any company failed to maintain grant-aided jobs. Yahoo’s new office unveiling in March 2015 Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieHigher turnoverThe accounts also show Yahoo funneled nearly €385 million through the Irish subsidiary from its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations – a 20% increase on the Irish company’s turnover for 2014.It reported a pre-tax profit of €3.8 million after the vast bulk of the income was spent on its ‘cost of sales’, administrative expenses and loan interest. The company’s tax bill for the year was listed as €1.16 million.The documents said the implications of the sale to Verizon, which was still to be cleared by regulators, “are being assessed” but they were “not expected to have an immediate impact on the operating activities in the region”. Short URL 19,667 Views Image: Sam Boal/ Share26 Tweet Email Yahoo could be forced to pay back its state grant after failing to hire promised Irish staff The company has already paid out millions on redundancies since 2014. Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 7:40 AM 13 Comments Image: Sam Boal/ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Dana White talks about negotiations with Vince McMahon to get Brock Lesnar

first_img Brock Lesnar Will Wrestle At SummerSlam Videos Articles Google+ Twitter UFC On ESPN Deal Is Happening Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Brock Lesnar Facebook Dana White Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The Fight Network is featuring video of an interview with UFC President Dana White on Friday following the UFC 200 weigh ins during a big fight weekend in Las Vegas.White was asked about his negotiations with WWE and how everything went down to get Brock Lesnar, a contracted WWE star, on the card for UFC 200 tonight.“It was Brock’s team, me, Vince (McMahon) and Triple H. Yeah, I mean, Brock Lesnar just weighed in up on stage and he’s fighting here (Saturday) night. It went great. Listen, Vince and I have had our ups and downs. You know, Vince is a tough character to deal with. He’s an animal. It’s one of the things that I respect about him. I think he’s loosening up a bit on the UFC.”When asked if WWE would have any kind of promotional presence on UFC 200 later tonight, White did confirm that would be taking place and wanted to reciprocate with WWE allowing Lesnar to fight this weekend. He noted WWE streaming the weigh ins live on Friday. White talking about WWE and Lesnar begins after the 3:00 mark. Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Videos Articles WhatsApp Former Fighter Calls UFC President Dana White “A Bully” Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:50/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 3.68%0:01Remaining Time -0:49 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? Jon Joneslast_img read more

HOV lane trip bears ticket

first_imgOK, so maybe it wasn’t the best idea.On a recent Friday afternoon, Vancouver resident and usual transit rider Scarlett Zibritovsky was in her car, stuck in northbound Interstate 5 traffic in Portland.Zibritovsky’s gaze shifted to the HOV lane on her left, then to the super-sized teddy bear riding shotgun on her right.It was only moments later, now in the HOV lane, when the motorcycle cop swooped in.Smarter than the average bear.“He looked past the giant teddy bear’s head (at me),” she said. “I’m sure he got a chuckle out of it.”She was caught. It was Zibritovsky’s first traffic ticket — to the tune of $260— for illegally driving in an HOV lane. But the 20-year-old swears it was the first time she tried to use her fuzzy friend to commit traffic fraud.“One time I did take advantage of what you aren’t supposed to do, and I got in trouble,” Zibritovsky said.The officer did get a laugh, she said.He told her, “Hold on, this is too good not to get a picture” before snapping a photo of Zibritovsky and the scofflaw teddy she likes to call Zeff.The rest of the world got a kick out of it, too. After KATU-TV ran the story on Zibritovsky’s ticket on Friday, it went viral on the Web. As of Saturday afternoon, she was receiving messages to her Facebook account every 15 minutes from strangers from as far away as Italy, Australia and Sweden.“They just say, ‘Hey, that was so funny. Thanks for making my day,’” she said.Zibritovsky said she likes driving around with Zeff, which she got as a present four years ago, because he’s so cute. She plans to keep to bringing him along. But rest assured, area law enforcement, she said, “I will be sure not to use the HOV lane.”last_img read more

Cows removed from Fla Turnpike exit in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – About 10 cows crossed a pasture area in Northwest Miami-Dade and made their way onto the Florida Turnpike Extension, blocking traffic until troopers removed them, Friday afternoon.The animals somehow got loose and crossed into the roadway, near Interstate 75. 7Skyforce HD hovered above the animals as a Florida Highway Patrol trooper directed them away from the highway and back to the farm from which they came.Driver Steven Zabielinsky sent in a photo of the cows next to the guardrail along the Turnpike Extension. The snapshot shows how close they got to drivers commuting through rush hour traffic.Speaking on the phone with 7News, Zabielinsky said he was heading north on the highway when he spotted the animals.“I was coming down from Doral, the traffic was building up, and I figured it must be an accident, and what a day to have an accident,” said Zabielinsky. “Then, as I kept going north and went around the turn and started heading east, I happened to notice there’s some cows walking along on the highway’s side.”It was at that moment that, Zabielinsky said, one of the cows appeared to head in his direction but ended up staying with the rest. “One of them looked like it was thinking about crossing in front of me, but they stayed there. They basically kept walking, and there were some that were on the actual grass area, and they’re just strolling along.”Zabielinsky said the sight caused other motorists to slow down, but the animals did not cause any accidents. The cows were wrangled up and taken back home. None of them got hurt.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

A Test of Gullibility – One Magicians Famous Hoax to Draw a

first_imgMagicians, or conjurors, are a very small subset of the street performing scene who use an impressive array of tools, from sleight of hand to contortionism, to make an impression on the crowds that they inevitably draw. These people are popular and interesting; historically, they would often be the only magician in any given town, unlike circus performers or theater troupes, who usually were part of a large network of performers.Kellar’s “Levitation of Princess Karnac.”The result was a mystique and charm surrounding magicians, making them even more appealing to the people of major cities throughout history.This is where the Bottle Conjuror comes into the story. With many impressive and mysterious rumors surrounding magicians, revolving mainly around sleight of hand and pseudo-magic, the people of London were interested when a show was announced at the New Theater in Haymarket on January 16, 1749.Haymarket Theatre, c. 1900The advertisement stated that the “conjuror” would perform such tricks as identifying people who were wearing a face-covering mask and use a wooden walking cane to mimic the sound of numerous types of instruments while singing with said instruments in perfect harmony.The true marvel that the Bottle Conjuror said he would achieve, however, was that he would stuff himself into a standard quart bottle in front of a crowd of people and then have the bottle passed around to prove that he was inside it.This set rumors flying throughout the streets of London. The public was abuzz with chatter, impatient for the impending show that guaranteed amazement. January 16th arrived, and the people of London flooded the theater, the excitement almost palpable. The Paris Review states “On the appointed night the theatre was crowded to suffocation.”Image of William Phillips as Harlequin in a representation of the Bottle Conjuror, English broadsheet dated 1748.The audience was on edge, impatient, and excited. However, they would be disappointed, as when the time came for the show to start, nothing happened. No performer appeared on stage, no music came to soothe the crowd, and when the angry tension broke, it broke radically.The crowd started to hiss and make catcalls, causing a general ruckus to show their dissatisfaction, and restraint was quickly exhausted as a representative of the theater told the amassed crowd they would get their money back if the performer didn’t make an appearance. The crowd responded with more catcalls and shouts which created a cacophony within the confined space.The Haymarket Theatre in 2008. Photo by K. B. Thompson CC BY-SA 3.0Suddenly, a man in the crowd threw a lit candle onto the stage, and a riot started. Many of the patrons pulled down curtains, gathered up benches, and took all the woodwork to the stage, burning it in a show of anger. Then, once the damage had been done, the rioters fled, leaving the theater to burn as the police arrived, with the crowd dispersed and no one to charge for the damage.For a while, the Bottle Conjuror remained a mystery as no one knew his true identity, but according to an article by Geri Walton, the people of London suspected the theater manager Samuel Foote of perpetrating a hoax.He denied these accusations vehemently, and eventually, it was proven he was telling the truth when the Bottle Conjuror was found. It turned out the culprit was the aristocratic 2nd Duke of Montagu, John Montagu.Read another story from us: The Magician’s Scroll that Includes a Spell to “Get Women to Dance Naked”During a gathering of noblemen, he had bet he could find a full audience of people in London who would show up at a theater if he claimed he could do something impossible, and after the events of the Bottle Conjuror hoax, he was proven correct.For some time afterwards, The Bottle Conjuror was a joking reference to human gullibility.last_img read more

Here are 20 pictures of Meryl Streep as our favorite foods

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : We may have found the best Instagram account ever. 10matcha monday  | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram11 | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram12happy #halloween | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram13getting out of bed this #monday morning was particularly difficult  | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram14don’t forget to eat your greens #merylstreep | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram15not enough coffee in the world #monday | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram16there’s always a table of complimentary cheesecake at my pilates studio & i’m not complaining | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram17apparently it’s #nationalpizzaday so here you go | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram18it’s cold and rainy, so stay warm with some decadent molten lava cake in preparation for #vday | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram19lazy cozy rainy gooey #sunday mood | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram20double tap if you’re already in a #cadbury coma with all this #easter candy  | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram Taste Of Streep is making us scream and you’ll see soon why.The account regularly posts pictures of Meryl Streep… photoshopped onto food.Her poses and facial expressions are hilarious as always.The combination of our favorite foods and Queen Streep have reminded us of just how much a snack she is.We want to be best friends with whoever is responsible for these pieces of art.Brighten the end of your week up with these amazing pictures of Meryl Streep on various foods.Head to @tasteofstreep on Twitter or Instagram for more.1candy is tight but where the turkey at #november #merylstreep #thanksgiving | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram2i know it’s friday but i still don’t want to get up | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram3when the fam greets you with pigs in a blanket for thanksgiving week | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram4#sunday in brooklyn | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram5it’s going to be 16° in nyc tonight so this is where you’ll find me for the next 24-48 hours | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram6 | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram7this friday night! come catch a screening of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA for our #spring movie event! | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram8uh oh #nyc – SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON! | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram9it’s #nationalfrenchfryday !!!!! go treat yourself & celebrate accordingly! | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Meryl Streep enjoying a banana | Photo: tasteofstreep Instagram GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

SunTrust Reports Q2 2015 Net Income of 467 Million Comerica Totals 135

first_img SunTrust Banks, Inc. reported a net income increase of 14 percent to $467 million available to common shareholders, according to the bank’s Q2 2015 earnings statement released Friday. The bank credits their continued execution of core strategies to their solid earnings growth and improved returns.The Q2 2015 net income for SunTrust was $0.89 per average common diluted share compared to $0.78 per share earned in the last quarter, and includes a $0.03 favorable impact by a per share from a discreet income tax benefit.According to the report, earnings per share increased $0.17 over the second quarter of 2014, which was negatively impacted by $0.09 per share. For the first half of 2015, earnings per share were $1.67.”Our performance this quarter demonstrates solid execution of our key strategies – deepening client relationships, optimizing the balance sheet, and improving efficiency,” said William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and CEO of SunTrust. “This was evidenced by higher revenue, continued deposit growth, and improved returns.  In addition, our asset quality performance continues to be strong. As we look forward, we are confident in our strategies and remain intensely focused on delivering further value to our clients and shareholders.”Total revenue was $2.1 billion for the current quarter, an increase of $85 million compared to the previous quarter. SunTrust noted that this increase is mostly due to higher net interest income and broad-based growth in fee income.SunTrust determined that mortgage production-related income for the current quarter was $76 million compared to $83 million for the prior quarter and $52 million for the second quarter of 2014. Mortgage production volume increased 27 percent compared to the prior quarter and applications declined 10 percent sequentially, entirely driven by lower refinance activity given the increase in interest rates in the second quarter.“The sequential quarter decrease was due to a decline in interest rate lock volume and gain-on-sale margins,” the report said. “The increase compared to the second quarter of 2014 was driven by higher mortgage production volume and a decline in the provision for repurchases, partially offset by a decline in gain-on-sale margins.  Gain-on-sale margins in the current quarter were adversely impacted by higher mortgage interest rates and an increase in loan production from the correspondent channel.”The earnings report also found that mortgage servicing income was $30 million for the current quarter, compared to $43 million in the prior quarter.Comerica reported that their Q2 2015 earnings reached $135 million, or $0.73 cents per share in their earnings statement also released on Friday. Last quarter, the bank reported a net income of $134 million and $151 million for Q2 2014.”Our second quarter results reflect the advantages of our diverse geographic footprint and industry expertise,” said Ralph W. Babb, Jr., chairman and CEO for Comerica. “Average loans were up $2.1 billion, or 5 percent, compared to a year ago and were up $682 million, or 1 percent, relative to the first quarter, with increases in most markets and business lines. Relative to the first quarter, average deposits increased $408 million, or 1 percent, with noninterest-bearing deposits up $668 million.”Comerica’s revenue increased 2 percent compared to Q1 2015 and the bank returned $96 million to shareholders through equity buybacks and increased dividends.”Revenue was up 2 percent, with growth in both net interest income and fee income in the second quarter. Charge-offs, nonaccruals and criticized loans remained well below normal historical levels. The provision for credit losses increased, primarily as a result of an increase in reserves for energy exposure. Noninterest expenses decreased $23 million to $436 million, primarily due to a decrease in litigation-related expense. Our balance sheet is well positioned to benefit as rates rise. We remain focused on the long-term with a relationship banking strategy that continues to serve us well.” Comerica Q2 Net Income SunTrust 2015-07-17 Staff Writer SunTrust Reports Q2 2015 Net Income of $467 Million; Comerica Totals $135 Million July 17, 2015 483 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Sharelast_img read more

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