Lineker backs Stones for World Cup

first_img “The only one I might take a chance on because we are so short in central defence is Stones. I really like him, and he has got a lot about him,” said Lineker, who was speaking in London at the launch of the BBC’s World Cup coverage, which will include some 31 live matches spread across television, radio and digital platforms to offer fans 24/7 access to the showpiece tournament in Brazil. “Sometimes central defenders need a little bit more experience than players in other positions because of the extra discipline and the nature of that particular role.” Lineker, part of the England side which reached the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy and scored 48 international goals in 80 caps, added: “But is he worth a gamble? Well, if Roy loses another one – if Jones doesn’t make it for example – then what else have we got? “We have got Cahill and Jagielka, then (Cardiff defender Steven) Caulker, who struggles a little bit on the turn. We are short in that position.” Under-21 international Stones – who was playing for Barnsley last season before a £3million move to Goodison Park during January 2013 – is expected to be in contention for a place as a stand-by when Hodgson names his 30-man group after the final game of the Barclays Premier League season. However, with doubts emerging over the potential fitness of Manchester United’s Phil Jones, who suffered a shoulder injury in Tuesday night’s Barclays Premier League win over Hull, and Tottenham defender Kyle Walker – out for the past two months because of a pelvic problem – Lineker has backed giving Stones a place on the plane to Brazil as cover for the likes of Phil Jagielka, who has just recovered from hamstring damage, and Gary Cahill. England manager Roy Hogdson could do worse than taking a “gamble” on including 19-year-old Everton defender John Stones in his World Cup squad, according to former captain Gary Lineker. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka vs South Africa Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XI

first_imgNew Delhi: In the match number 35 of the ICC World Cup 2019 to feature Sri Lanka and South Africa locking horns with each other at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. On one hand, South Africa is having the worst world cup since 2003 and are almost knocked out of the tournament. The Proteas has won just one game out of seven played and are in the ninth spot of the Standings.On the other hand, the 1996 world champs has played six games out of which won two and lost matches. But, there is still a slight chance for Sri Lanka to make it into the top four.Meanwhile, the players will play their game. Here is the Dream11 Prediction for the #SLvsRSA game.Wicket-Keepers – Kusal Perera, Quinton de Kock (VC)Batsmen – Dimuth Karunaratne, David Miller Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (C)All-Rounders – Thisara PereraBowlers – Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Taxpayers Federation warns of ‘MSP-itis’

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has issued a warning to BC property owners about what he fears is a growing trend in municipal government fiscal management.Jordan Bateman suggests, that increasingly, municipal councils across the province are introducing or hiking, infrastructure levies, carving them out from the overall property tax rate.He says, much along the line of what the provincial government does with medical services premiums, this allows local governments to give taxpayers the impression they’re holding the line on property tax increases, while taking more money out of their pockets.- Advertisement -He says taxpayers need to vaccinate their municipal councils, against what he calls, ‘MSP-itis’ that is allowing local government to use new levies to bring in what he concedes are needed infrastructure improvements — and he says the only way to do that is to push back on the tax hike funded initiatives, and instead, to insist, the money be found through cost savings within city hall.last_img read more

Premier League: City start title defence at Hammers, United host Chelsea in headline fixture

first_img Tags: ChelseaMan Cityman Unitedpremier leaguetop West Ham vs Man City London Stadium, LondonSaturday, 10-08-2019 @2:30pmReferee: Mike DeanMan City had to wait until the final day of the season to win their 4th consecutive Premier League title last season. They were pushed to the limits by Liverpool, requiring 14 successive victories to seal the title. On Saturday, they begin their title defence away to a West Ham side that has strengthened in the offseason. The Hammers have brought in 7 new players and are expected to better their 10th place finish last season.West Ham’s record signing Sebastien Haller and midfielder Pablo Fornals are expected to make their Premier League debuts on Saturday. Lukasz Fabianski has overcome a groin problem and Jack Wilshere is fit, but Mark Noble misses out with a dead leg.Rodri and Joao Cancelo could start for Manchester City following their big-money summer arrivals. Leroy Sane is sidelined after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.Manchester City have earned seven successive victories against West Ham in all competitions, including 4-0 in last season’s corresponding league fixture. City have won on all four visits to London Stadium, by an aggregate score of 17-1. West Ham have not kept a clean sheet against Manchester City in 16 competitive fixtures since a 0-0 Premier League draw at Upton Park in November 2012.City are unbeaten in their past 10 opening Premier League fixtures, winning for eight seasons in a row. The reigning champions are vying for a 15th successive Premier League victory. They have only conceded two goals in their past seven away league fixtures, keeping five clean sheets. Sergio Aguero has scored six goals on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. The record is eight, jointly held by Wayne Rooney, Alan Shearer and Frank Lampard. David Silva has scored in in all three of his appearances at the London Stadium and has six goals against West Ham in all competitions, more than versus any other side.AFC Bournemouth vs Sheffield UnitedVitality Stadium, DorsetSaturday, 10-08-2019 @5mReferee: Kevin FriendBournemouth are without injured players David Brooks, Dan Gosling, Lloyd Kelly, Simon Francis, Lewis Cook and Junior Stanislas for Saturday’s season opener. Summer signings Jack Stacey, Philip Billing, Harry Wilson and Arnaut Danjuma could make their debuts.Sheffield United have a fully-fit squad, with defender Jack O’Connell recovered from a recent injury. Lys Mousset, who has joined from Bournemouth, is one of several summer signings in line for their debut.This will be the first meeting since February 2013, when Sheffield United clinched a 1-0 away victory in League One. The clubs are contesting a top-flight encounter for the first time, having previously met in all three Football League divisions. The Cherries’ only win against United in 15 previous league and cup encounters was 1-0 away on the opening day of the 1987-88 season (D4, L10). Sheffield United have won the past eight meetings, and each of their five most recent trips to Bournemouth.Burnley vs SouthamptonTurf Moor, BurnleySaturday, 10-08-2019 @5pmReferee: Graham ScottBurnley’s new recruits Jay Rodriguez and Erik Pieters might be involved, but Danny Drinkwater is unlikely to feature as he has not played for a year. Winger Robbie Brady is out with a rib problem, while midfielder Steven Defour is sidelined by a calf injury.Southampton could give debuts to summer signings Che Adams and Moussa Djenepo. Former Birmingham forward Adams could start alongside Danny Ings, who made his loan from Liverpool a permanent switch over the summer.Southampton have not won on any of their last five visits to Turf Moor (D2, L3). The last two meetings at Burnley have ended 1-1, with each featuring an equaliser in the 90th minute or later. Neither side has scored more than one goal in any of the past five encounters. Only 13 goals have been scored in the eight Premier League meetings, with 12 coming in the second half.Crystal Palace vs EvertonSelhurst Park, LondonSaturday, 10-08-2019 @5pmReferee: Jonathan MossEverton are unbeaten in the past nine league meetings, winning four and drawing five. Palace’s sole home win in 10 previous Premier League games versus Everton was 1-0 in October 1994. The Eagles won 2-1 at Everton in the only other opening-day contest between the clubs in 1997 but went on to be relegated. The two sides drew 0-0 at Selhurst Park at the end of April.Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has been named in the Eagles’ squad despite him being unhappy about the club denying him a deadline day move. Gary Cahill, Victor Camarasa and James McCarthy could make their debuts but James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho and Jeffrey Schlupp all remain sidelined.Everton new recruit Fabian Delph misses out with a thigh injury, while veteran Leighton Baines is doubtful. New signings Moise Kean, Alex Iwobi and Jean-Philippe Gbamin could be involved.Watford vs BrightonVicarage Road, LondonSaturday, 10-08-2019 @5pmReferee: Craige PawsonBrighton have not won on any of their last four visits to Watford (D2, L2), scoring just one goal in those games. Watford also hosted Brighton in their first league match last season, winning 2-0 through goals from Roberto Pereyra. The away team has failed to score in all four Premier League matches between Watford and Brighton.Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu has recovered from a muscle problem, while Roberto Pereyra could play a part despite a busy summer at the Copa America. Danny Welbeck has a long-term ankle injury, with Nathaniel Chalobah, Adalberto Penaranda, Domingos Quina and Dimitri Foulquier all also not fit.Brighton could give competitive debuts to Neal Maupay, Adam Webster, Leandro Trossard and Aaron Mooy. Jose Izquierdo, Ezequiel Schelotto and Yves Bissouma are all injured.Tottenham vs Aston VillaTottenham Hotspur Stadium, London Saturday, 10-08-2019 @7:30pmReferee: Chris KavanaghTottenham’s new signings Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele are available, but Ryan Sessegnon will not feature due to a hamstring problem. Spurs are also without Dele Alli, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Juan Foyth and Son Heung-min, but Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are back in full training.Aston Villa’s club-record signing Wesley is one of a host of summer arrivals poised to make their debuts. Head coach Dean Smith is only missing the injured James Chester.Aston Villa’s only victory over Tottenham in their last 17 meetings was 1-0 at White Hart Lane in April 2015 thanks to a Christian Benteke goal. Spurs have won nine of the past 10 encounters, scoring 24 and conceding just three. Their most recent meeting was in the FA Cup third round in 2017, when Tottenham won 2-0 at home.This is the first time since 2010 that Tottenham have played their opening league match of the season at home. They have lost just one of their six home games on the opening weekend of a Premier League season – against Manchester United in 1997-98. Spurs won only two of their final nine fixtures in 2018-19, keeping a solitary clean sheet (D1, L6). Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost 13 matches in all competitions in 2019, more than any other current Premier League team. Harry Kane has gone six competitive appearances without a goal for club and country since March. It’s his longest barren spell since a nine-match streak between June and September 2016.Leicester City vs WolvesKing Power Stadium, LeicesterSunday, 11-08-2019 @4pmReferee: Andre MarrinerDetails to follow shortlyNewcastle United vs ArsenalSt. James Park, Newcastle Sunday, 11-08-2019 @4pmReferee: Martin AtkinsonDetails to follow shortly  Manchester United vs ChelseaOld Trafford, ManchesterSunday, 11-08-2019 @6:30pmReferee: Anthoney TaylorDetails to follow shortly  Comments last_img read more

Opposition parties welcome Zuma

first_imgShe said the ANC had good polices, the only problem was with their implementation. “We hope that the President-elect will make implementation key,” she said, adding that she hoped he would choose a Cabinet team that would complement him. Following the general elections of 22 April, a total of 13 political parties are represented in South Africa’s National Assembly. The African National Congress holds 264 seats, the Democratic Alliance 67 seats, the Congress of the People 30 seats and the Inkatha Freedom Party 18 seats. ‘Make implementation key’ “We need a leader that will give all South Africans hope and lead us to a better life.” The Congress of the People’s (Cope’s) Mvume Dandala also welcomed Zuma’s election, saying he hoped this would bring to an end to divisions within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. Source: BuaNews African Christian Democratic Party leader Kenneth Moshoeu said the country was “crying out for strong leadership,” and it was hoped that Zuma’s election would unify the nation. South Africa’s Parliament is made up of two houses – the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, which represents the country’s nine provinces to ensure that their interests are taken into account in the national sphere of government. In his response, Zuma promised to lead the country towards the realisation of Nelson Mandela’s vision of a truly non-sexist, non-racial South Africa, united in its diversity. “We, on these opposition benches, simply ask him to trust in the future of democracy and the common sense of the South African people. The Republic is looking for leadership and direction,” Dandala said, adding that the country’s opposition parties were willing to work with the ANC to improve the lives of ordinary people. Opposition parties welcomed the election of Jacob Zuma as President of the country by members of Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, saying they were hopeful that he would bring about change and speed up service delivery to millions of poor South Africans. The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it would hold Zuma statements he made earlier, such as committing himself to the independence of the judiciary. “We hope you will put the lives of ordinary South Africans first, ahead of party politics,” DA member Ian Davidson said following Zuma’s election on Wednesday.center_img There are 400 Members of Parliament in the National Assembly and 90 members in the National Council of Provinces. The Independent Democrats’ Patricia de Lille said her party hoped the President-elect would create a public health system using his presidential mandate, as well as to fight crime and find ways to soften the effects of the global financial crisis. He noted that people had high expectations of his time in office, saying: “We will do our best to be more hands-on, more accessible and to deliver on their commitments. “We also intend to start a new chapter in relations between [the] government and the opposition,” Zuma said. “We reiterate that it should be possible to work with opposition parties on issues that are in the national interest.” 13 parties in Parliament Inkatha Freedom Party (IFF) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said in a read speech that his party hoped the new administration would continue to respect the independence of South Africa’s state institutions. The Freedom Front Plus, Independent Democrats and United Democratic Movement each have four seats, the African Christian Democratic Party has three seats, the United Christian Democratic Party has two, while the African People’s Convention, Azanian People’s Organisation, Minority Front and Pan Africanist Congress of Azania each have one. 7 May 2009 “With the support of my organization, the ANC, as well as all South Africans, I hope to lead the country on a path of friendship, cooperation, harmony, unity and faster change,” he said. ‘Realising Mandela’s vision’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

Former Mayor of Escondido Sam Abed on his campaign for the 50th

first_img Posted: July 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom July 9, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Congressman Duncan D. Hunter has another challenger in the 2020 election.KUSI’s Sasha Foo sat down with the former Mayor of Escondido, Sam Abed, who thinks Hunter’s time in Congress is up. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Duncan D. Hunter, Sam Abed FacebookTwitter Former Mayor of Escondido Sam Abed on his campaign for the 50th Congressional Districtlast_img read more

Creating a Responsive Email Design Infographic

first_imgLooks like this on a mobile device: Listen Now June 5, 2014 Mobile email use is increasing, with about 50% of email being opened on a mobile device. The majority of mobile email opens are on iPhone, with Android and iPad remaining relatively equal.It’s crucial that marketers understand this shift and adapt accordingly. Why? Because even if you write a perfect email with beautiful images and flawless copy, it still doesn’t mean it’ll get read. A survey conducted by BlueHornet asked users what they would do if a mobile email didn’t look good. 80.3% said they would delete it, and 30.2% saying they would unsubscribe.If your email doesn’t look good, people will delete it. Every email you send needs to look perfect, regardless of device.So how do you send the same email to everyone on your subscribership list and ensure that it formats well?By using responsive design practices.A “responsive” email (or website) means that it provides optimal design across devices. It “responds” to the device being used. When viewing on mobile, a well designed responsive website ensures the user doesn’t have to pinch and zoom. A responsive website is a usable website.Responsive emails ensure that what looks like this on desktop: 2 min read Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics The design of the email changes to fit on a mobile device. The images adjust to the appropriate size and the CTA moves from being made for a click to being made for a tap. Also notice the copy change on the CTA. When on mobile, the CTA says “Get the app and try it now”. It’s a much more appropriate and targeted CTA.Want to learn how to make your emails like this? Check out this infographic, courtesy of the folks over at Litmus:Click to Enlarge+last_img read more