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UK Will Be Fair To Indian Software Developers: May

first_imgBritish Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday vowed that Brexit will level the playing field for migrant workers in the UK, with migrants from the European Union (EU) no longer being able to jump the queue ahead of those from countries such as India.Read it at The Hindu Related Itemslast_img

Indian Embassy In UAE Warns Against Fraudulent Calls

first_imgThe Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has warned Indian expatriates in the UAE against fraudsters misusing the embassy’s phone number to swindle money.“Some unidentified people are making calls to the general public residing in the UAE from the phone number 02-449 2700, claiming to be from the Indian Embassy and asking them to deposit money in different accounts,” said a public notice issued by the embassy on Thursday evening.Read it at Gulf News Related Itemslast_img

Serena Williams set to return from injury at Italian Open

first_imgMOST READ View comments “Federer is entered to play, which is different from the last two years when he withdrew ahead of time,” Palmieri said. “So the fact that he’s entered means it’s possible for him to play. It’s impossible to predict, though. … Knowing him, it’s more probable that he’ll come only if he’s playing well.”While he is a four-time runner-up, Federer has never won the Italian Open — making it one of the few significant trophies he hasn’t claimed.“Playing three consecutive tournaments on clay at his age is complicated,” Italian tennis federation president Angelo Binaghi said. “But I think it also depends on his results in Madrid.”The only top men who have withdrawn from Rome are sixth-ranked Kevin Anderson and 16th-ranked Milos Raonic, who are both injured.The only top woman to pull out so far was three-time champion Maria Sharapova, who is recovering from a right shoulder injury.ADVERTISEMENT Williams has not played since withdrawing from her third-round match at the Miami Open in March with a previously undisclosed left knee injury. She hasn’t played in Rome since winning her fourth title at the clay-court event in 2016, when she beat Madison Keys in the final.Roger Federer’s status, meanwhile, remains a question mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFederer’s announced schedule has him playing the Madrid Open next week as his only warmup for the French Open, which starts May 26.The 37-year-old Federer skipped the clay season the last two years. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid The Italian federation said 1999 champion Venus Williams and former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka received wild cards to the tournament according to the WTA rule for former top-20 players. Another wild card was given to Sara Errani.The men’s wild cards are Matteo Berrettini, last week’s Hungarian Open champion, and Andreas Seppi and Lorenzo Sonego.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte FILE – In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams poses with the trophy after beating Madison Keys 7-6, 6-3, in the final match of the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri tells The Associated Press that he spoke with Williams’ representative “four-five days ago” and that “she has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early” for the May 13-19 event. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)ROME — Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open.Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Friday that he spoke with Williams’ agent and that Williams “has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early” for the May 13-19 event.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Madrid Open favorite Naomi Osaka recaptures spark Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ghosal, Dipika assure India of twin squash medals

first_imgSaurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal assured India of at least two more Asian Games medals after reaching the semi-finals of their respective singles events at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday.Ghosal entered the men’s singles semis with a 3-1 win over Pakistan’s Nasir Iqbal. The top seeded Ghosal won 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 in the quarter-final which lasted 58 minutes.In the women’s singles, Pallikal prevailed 3-2 in a keenly-contested quarter-final against compatriot and doubles partner Joshna Chinappa. She won 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 15-17, 11-9 in an hour and 41 minutes.Ghosal, who is a two-time Asiad bronze medallist, next faces a tougher opponent in 2006 Asiad champion Ong Beng Hee of Malaysia, who defeated Hong Kong’s Au Chun Ming 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7) in the other quarter-final.The Indian started the game on a bright note against the 20-year-old Iqbal, winning the first game 11-6. But a few mistakes on Ghosal’s part allowed Iqbal to equalise 1-1 as the World No.16 Indian went down 9-11.However, an unflustered Ghosal brought all his experience to the fore and remained calm to get his rhythm back and won the next two games 11-2 and 11-9 to seal the tie in his favour.Later, World No.12 Dipika defeated her doubles partner Joshna Chinappa, with whom she won India’s maiden squash doubles gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, after dropping the opening game in a pulsating contest.Joshna took the lead with an 11-7 win in the first game but Pallikal bounced back to win the second and third games 11-9 and 11-8. Chinappa restored parity in the fourth, clinching the game 17-15 but Pallikal held her nerve to claim the final game 11-9 to shut the contest.advertisementlast_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019: Bengaluru Bulls Beat Table Toppers Jaipur Pink Panthers

first_img bengaluru bullsjaipur pink pantherspklpro kabaddi 2019 First Published: August 25, 2019, 10:54 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Rohit Kumar’s impressive show helped defending champions Bengaluru Bulls beat league toppers Jaipur Pink Panthers 41-30 in a Pro Kabbadi League match at the Thyagaraj Complex here on Sunday.Rohit finished the match with 13 raid points as Bengaluru inflicted a heavy, demoralising loss on the season one champions. The raiding performance by Rohit Kumar also saw him cross 50 raid points for the season but the game was won by Bulls’ all-round performance that saw their defenders Mahender Singh, Saurabh Nandal and Mohit Sehrawat secure High 5s (5 tackle points) — a first in Pro Kabaddi League history.The match had been billed as a battle between attack vs defence as the league’s second-best raiding unit Bengaluru Bulls (averaging 19 raid points per match) took on the best defending unit Jaipur Pink Panthers (11.5 tackle points per match).And it was the raider-heavy side that started the half positively, with captain Rohit impressing in his raids.Jaipur had been struggling in the raids in the recent past, and the trend continued as captain Deepak Niwas Hooda struggled to lead his unit’s attack.The Bulls’ defence, manned by Mahender Singh and Saurabh Nandal, were in no mood to let Jaipur’s raider settle into the match, strangling Pink Panthers’ ability to score points.A Rohit raid in the 12th minute led to the first All-Out of the match as the Bulls cruised to a 9 point lead.The first half ended with the scores 22-8 with Bulls dominating in every aspect of the game. The Bulls were blamed for taking their foot off the pedals in their narrow loss against Dabang Delhi in their previous encounter and it was not surprising to see the team continue their aggression on the mat.The Bengaluru team inflicted the second All-Out on the Pink Panther three minutes into the second half as the Bulls took the lead.For once, Pawan Sehrawat was playing a secondary role in the attack for Bengaluru as Rohit took on the lead like a man with a point to prove.Rohit’s Super Raid in the eighth minute of the second half which took out Jaipur’s big defenders Sandeep Dhull, Nitin Rawal and Santhapanaselvam and gave him a Super 10 (10 raid points) was a glowing testimony to his raiding prowess and Bengaluru’s form.Sushil Gulia’s two-point raid with 7 minutes in the clock helped Pink Panthers inflict an All-Out on the Bulls to reduce the lead to 12 points.But the surge came late for the Pink Panthers as Bengaluru Bulls continued their aggression to wrap the match up. last_img read more

Virat Kohli vs MS Dhoni in United States this year?

first_imgIt’s not over! The battle between the two Indian skippers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli is all set to resume, this time in the United States. In a bid to cash in on the popularity of the Indian Premier League among the Indian diaspora a few teams are expected to play exhibition matches in the United States. (Full Coverage) According to highly placed sources in the BCCI, three franchises namely Mumbai Indians, RCB and Rising Pune Supergiants have expressed their desire to play some exhibition matches in the US where there is a sizeable Indian and South Asian population. (Watch: AB de Villiers, guitar in hand, sweeps his wife off her feet)IPL GC TO DISCUSS POSSIBILITIES”The matter is expected to be discussed at the IPL Governing Council in Bengaluru before start of the final match tomorrow. The venue is tentatively Houston,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Saturday.MATCHES IN SEPTEMBER?”However the dates need to be chalked out. Earlier, it was being discussed it would happen in the window available between India’s tour of Zimbabwe and West Indies. But it could now be held in September also. All three teams are expected to play against each other. Obviously, major attractions will be Kohli and Dhoni,” the official said.”Houston is one centre that has been zeroed in as it having multiple centres will be a case of logistical nightmare for a short trip of exhibition matches,” he said.BCCI EYEING US MARKETFor BCCI officials, it would be an opportunity to test waters in the US market which has remained untapped so far.advertisement”In the US, T20 is the only game that can be marketed because of its duration. If we have to squeeze in a Mini-IPL next year, this is the time to send the popular franchises like MI, RCB and check what’s response of NRIs and Indian diaspora.”If the response is good, we can think about expansion.We can also harbour hopes that sponsorship market in the US will open up.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more


first_imgIt made the Real Madrid forward the first Wales player to It made the Real Madrid forward the first Wales player to score against England since Mark Hughes, on his debut, in May 1984.When the half-time whistle came, it drew a cascade of boos from the England end.Hodgson was quick to react, sending on Vardy and Sturridge for Kane and Sterling at the break, and after Rooney had seen a low curler palmed behind by Hennessey, his side equalised.Sturridges flighted cross from the left was knocked down at the back post and Vardy swivelled to tuck away his fourth international goal.He was standing around four yards offside, but replays showed that the previous touch had come from Wales captain Ashley Williams.The on-pitch scene soon resembled the Alamo as Hodgson threw on teenage Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford for Lallana, leaving England with four of their five named forwards on the pitch.Despite the charge it seemed Wales would hold out, only for Sturridge to collect Dele Allis clever flick and steer a shot past Hennessey in the first minute of stoppage time, silencing the Welsh hordes. AFP AH AHlast_img read more

Delhis suitability as international sporting venue comes

first_imgunder hazeNew Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) Delhis suitability as an international sporting venue came under a haze today as mask- wearing Sri Lankan cricketers laid bare the bitter reality of the citys very poor air, toxic enough to trigger serious respiratory ailments.The citys image took a serious beating for the second time in a month — the Delhi Half Marathon had taken place on November 19 under similar conditions — replete with particulates and noxious gases, which experts said were hazardous for those undertaking strenuous outdoor activities.According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, PM2.5 and PM10 are the most dominant pollutants in the citys air but it has also high presence of toxic gases such as nitrogen dioxide (N02) and, at places, ground-level ozone (O3).Local authorities maintained that very poor air quality is normal during this time of the year, but by wearing masks the Lankans may have followed one of the key elements of the Delhi governments recent health advisory — “wear N95 masks during peak pollution hours”.”The pollution level is in very poor category. This is normal during this time of the year. Levels of particulate matter fluctuate depending on meteorological conditions. But I am not sure whether it is advisable to play in the open wearing masks,” a senior Delhi Pollution Control Committee official said.The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said pollution levels have spiked due to calm conditions, marked by low wind speed and moisture. A broken arm of the depression over Arabian Sea have reached north India, resulting in overcast conditions and spike in moisture, which traps pollutants, an official said.advertisementThe IMD has forecast possibility of light rains on December 5 and 6.In fact, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said as per data recorded by the ITO monitoring station, located close to the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, pollution levels hover around the severe category in that area during the morning and evening hours.The citys Air Quality Index (AQI) was 351 on a scale of 500, classified as very poor, just a notch below the severe category. The corresponding advisory says prolonged exposure to such air can trigger respiratory ailments.The concentration of ultrafine particulates PM2.5 and PM10, which can measure up to 30 times tinier than the width of a human hair, were 235 and 399 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) at 6 pm.Around 12.30 pm, when the Lankans first halted the proceedings of the Test match, the volume of PM2.5 and PM10 were 378 and 223 ug/m3. The corresponding 24-hour safe standards are 60 and 100.Places such as R K Puram and Punjabi Bagh recorded NO2 levels as high as 214 and 588 ug/m3 during a few days in November. The 24-hour safe standard is 80.A monitoring station at North Campus captured an alarmingly high volume of ozone in November.The city recorded just two good air days this year, both in July. Between May 2015 and January 2017, there was not a single good air day in Delhi.In November, when pollution levels had hit emergency levels and persisted for about a week, there were 20 very poor days and seven severe days.A very poor AQI comes with the warning that people may develop respiratory illness on prolonged exposure while exposure to severe air affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing respiratory or cardiovascular diseases. PTI SBR SClast_img read more

England 0-0 Germany: five talking points from the friendly at Wembley

first_img1) The kids are, indeed, all rightAll England’s starting debutants impressed in phases. Jordan Pickford’s saves from Timo Werner were smartly made; Joe Hart has further competition. Tammy Abraham was confident and demanding and might have scored with his first touch while Ruben Loftus-Cheek grew impressively into the fray. His confidence was bolstered from the moment he nutmegged Marcel Halstenberg after 18 minutes. It was his clipped pass for Jamie Vardy which might have led to a lead and his driving run which kick-started England after the break. He boasts the presence and skill and lacks only a ruthless streak and game awareness. Yet this was all rather promising.2) Chelsea’s academy should celebrate this occasionIt says much about the level of competition back in the Premier League that Abraham and Loftus-Cheek, whose potential had been flagged up through Chelsea’s academy system but have nine top-flight appearances between them for the champions, have found passage into the England senior team more straightforward. Both are impressing on loan in the division’s lower reaches and their selection here is sure to encourage those in the youth-team set-up at Cobham that the pair can make the grade at their parent club. Michael Emenalo, the technical director so instrumental in constructing the loan policy at Chelsea, quit this week. Their selection ensured he left on a high. Topics England’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek impresses Southgate in Germany stalemate – video Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Youthful England earn draw with Germany but Lingard rues late miss Play Video 4) Germany’s strength in depth is frighteningFor all the excitement generated by England’s most inexperienced team in 37 years, a line-up with a combined total of 101 caps, the Germans boasted more players under 23. Joachim Löw had intended to offer fringe performers an opportunity and there was a debut for the marauding left wing-back Halstenberg and another run out for Leipzig’s lively forward, Timo Werner. Joshua Kimmich, making inroads down the right, boasts 25 caps at the age of 22, while Marc-André Ter Stegen is a useful understudy for the injured Manuel Neuer as his save from Vardy proved. There is talent to put England’s promise into context. And that is without mentioning their most potent threat.5) Sané can illuminate the finals in RussiaSané has run riot in the Premier League with Manchester City this season but Löw must be relishing the opportunity to unleash him on the World Cup. The winger missed the Confederations Cup as he had nose surgery to correct a breathing problem, and boasted a solitary start for his country – against Azerbaijan – over the autumn. The shot whipped over Pickford on to the crossbar 20 minutes in served notice of his intent. Opponents have no respite while he is on the ball, with both Gomez and Jake Livermore cautioned for fouls aimed at suffocating his threat. The 21-year-old could make the World Cup his stage. Read more Share on LinkedIn Share via Emailcenter_img features 3) Welcome to your new formationGareth Southgate has committed England to three at the back and had envisaged showcasing the system. There were signs of adjustment, with Leroy Sané licking his lips at the space behind Kieran Trippier. Phil Jones, England’s most experienced starter, attempted to cover but departed injured midway through the first period. Joe Gomez, England’s fourth debutant, was composed and even cynical when he needed to be, as his booking for a trip on Sané proved. The system should allow the wing-backs, whether Danny Rose and Trippier, or Ryan Bertrand and Kyle Walker, to revel going forward, thereby playing to England’s strengths. But the collective balance may need more work. Germany Share on Pinterest 0:58 Share on Facebook England Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Gareth Southgate embraces pressure as England seek revenge against Croatia

first_imgThe Observer Gareth Southgate Share on Twitter Share on Facebook England players need club games to keep places, says Gareth Southgate Share on LinkedIn Topics “There is no smooth path to the top and Raheem has had to overcome a few setbacks, but life in sport is about developing resilience.“Defenders are frightened by speed, and that’s where Raheem, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford give us another dimension.“I particularly like the fact that Raheem works incredibly hard without the ball,” he added. “The days have gone when forwards would only turn it on with the ball at their feet, you have to work harder than that now.“That’s what Borussia Dortmund demand, and so do Manchester City and Liverpool.” England Read more news “Having had experience at the highest level now I am even more convinced that these are the games that really matter, the ones where you grow. Croatia deserved to go through to the final in summer, we have to take our medicine on that, but I have had a couple of conversations with their coach since and we both agree that the more big games you play, the more you learn to handle the pressure so that eventually you will be able to get over the line.“We are in a good position now, we don’t have to rip everything up and start again, we have made progress and we want to keep that progress going.”Croatia crop up again on Friday as England’s next opponents in the Uefa Nations League, Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and all. Southgate would have liked a full stadium in Zagreb as the World Cup runners-up took the opportunity to remind England what happened in summer; instead, the game will be played behind closed doors in Rijeka as part of a clampdown on terrace racism in the past.“It’s not ideal but the lads will still know they are playing for England,” Southgate said. “I would have preferred a bouncing stadium so that I could tell the players to go out and deal with it, but though we have a different sort of experience instead, the quality of the opponent is still really high so we will have enough of a challenge.”Faced with a few midfield regulars out with injury for the games in Croatia and then, a week on Monday, in Spain, Southgate took the opportunity to bring in some new young faces, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho the most intriguing selection. Formerly on Manchester City’s books the 18‑year‑old, who was part of England’s Under-17 World Cup success last year, has prospered after moving to the Bundesliga to find playing time.Sancho is already highly rated in Germany and probably ripe for a full England debut rather than merely an opportunity to gain experience with the seniors, though ahead of him is a young winger still at Manchester City. All Raheem Sterling has to do, according to Southgate, is to add goals to his game. “Raheem’s level of performance has been good, all that is missing is the finishing,” the manager said. “If he had scored a couple in the summer everyone would be viewing his tournament in a much more positive way. He has started the season well with City and should feel good about what he is doing. Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Read more Announcing Gareth Southgate’s contract extension this week, the FA chief executive, Martin Glenn, acknowledged the England manager had come in rather quietly. “In the past we have always been looking for a messiah,” he said. “We turned to Gareth for different reasons but he has been the one to take us forward.”This might position Southgate quite neatly as the anti-messiah, yet it still leads to a certain amount of expectation. Glenn kept emphasising the need for consistency, mentioning that England ought to be reaching semi-finals more regularly if not winning tournaments in the near future, and it is a pressure the manager readily accepts.“We’ve got an exciting group of players coming through, in some cases players who have actually won World Cups at youth level,” Southgate said. “One thing we always said to our junior teams is that we should strive to be in the later stages of tournaments, the finals if possible, because those are the games where you learn the most. Gareth Southgate takes leap of faith with England boys’ brigade Share on Pinterest Croatia Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Ostersunds vs Arsenal: TV, stream, & preview

first_imgUEFA Europa League Ostersunds vs Arsenal: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 17:45 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mesut Ozil, Arsenal Getty UEFA Europa League Arsenal Östersunds FK v Arsenal Östersunds FK The pressure is building on Arsene Wenger, who will see the Europa League as a viable path into next season’s Champions League Arsenal return to European action on Thursday when they take on Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League last 32.The competition has taken on greater significance for the Gunners as the season has progressed and their routes to continental football begin to dwindle.Indeed, with a top-four Premier League finish far from guaranteed, the Europa League is arguably Arsenal’s best chance of ensuring their place in next season’s Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, there is a long way to go yet, with four ties to get through before they can reach the final. Game Ostersunds vs Arsenal Date Thursday, February 15 Time 18:00 GMT / 13:00 ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Fox Sports 2 fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 3 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 3 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Ostersunds players Goalkeepers Keita, Andersson Defenders Pettersson, Papagiannopoulos, Bergqvist, Widgren, Mensah, Mukiipi, Kposo, Sundberg Midfielders Tekie, Lundback, Aiesh, Bertilsson, Sema, Fritzson, Edwards, Nouri, Arhin Forwards Hopcutt, Gero, Ghoddos, Islamovich Graham Potter will be without Hosam Aiesh and Johan Bertilsson. They will look to Iran international Saman Ghoddos and Iraq international Brwa Nouri for inspiration going forward.Potential Ostersunds starting XI: Keita; Pettersson, Widgren, Bergvist, Mukiipi; Nouri, Hopcutt, Tekie, Sema, Islamovic; Ghoddos. Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Ospina, Cech, Macey Defenders Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Mavropanos, Kolasinac Midfielders Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Cazorla, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Nelson, GIlmour, Dragomir Forwards Lacazette, Welbeck, Nketiah, Willock, Dasilva Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible to play due to the fact that his former club Borussia Dortmund have dropped into the competition from the Champions League. However, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is eligible to take part.Alexandre Lacazette recently underwent a procedure on his knee and will be out of action for four-to-six weeks, while Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee. Aaron Ramsey missed the Tottenham loss with a groin problem and is a major doubt for the tie.Potential Arsenal starting XI: Ospina; Mertesacker, Monreal, Mustafi, Bellerin; Xhaka, Elneny, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil; Welbeck.Betting & Match Odds Arsenal are 4/9 favourites to win according to dabblebet, with Ostersunds priced at 11/2 to upset the Gunners. A draw is available at 10/3.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Arsene Wenger ArsenalArsenal’s north London derby defeat to Tottenham last weekend dealt a serious blow to their chances of finishing fourth in the Premier League and they face a serious fight to reach the Champions League in 2018-19.The Gunners’ defeat to Spurs was their eighth in the league this season and, as a consequence of that poor form, they are well behind their rivals in sixth position. As such, the Europa League has become a key consideration for Arsene Wenger, who is under pressure to return the club to Europe’s top table.In Ostersunds, Arsenal are facing a team managed by Englishman Graham Potter and one that has already achieved commendable results against the likes of Athletic Bilbao and Hertha Berlin in the group stage, so the Premier League side will have to guard against complacency, particularly away from home.They will be without a number of key men for the game with Aubameyang ineligible and Lacazette ruled out through injury, so Danny Welbeck is the only senior striker left available. However, with the likes of Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere, the Gunners will be confident in their ability to navigate safely through the tie.If they can do that, greater challenges await with a clutch of Europe’s elite clubs now entering the competition for the knock-out stage, but they must take it one game at a time.last_img read more

4-Star WR Mike Wyman Names Top 10 Schools

first_imgFans of the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium.COLUMBIA, SC – SEPTEMBER 14: Fans of the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Four-star wide receiver Mike Wyman currently has 38 scholarship offers. 10 of those appear to stand out right now in his recruitment.Wyman announced a top 10 on Twitter this morning. It is unclear if this list is final, or if he remains open to other schools.Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, and West Virginia all make the cut. From his Twitter— Michael Wyman✝️ (@MikeWyman22) March 29, 2019Mike Wyman, a Greensboro, N.C. native, is ranked No. 142 in the class of 2020 overall.247Sports has him as the No. 25 wide receiver in the country. He’s the seventh-ranked recruit in North Carolina for the 2020 class.This weekend, he is making his second recruiting visit to Penn State. In an update with 247, he said he had a forthcoming top five list, but it sounds like he wasn’t quite ready to trim things down that far.So far, four analysts that have logged predictions for where Wyman will ultimately play. All think he will be a South Carolina Gamecock. Bryan McClendon leads his recruitment from Will Muschamp’s USC staff.Next month, he is set to make visits to Oklahoma on April 12, and South Carolina on April 19.During his 2018 season for Dudley High School, he caught 46 passes for 664 yards and five touchdowns.last_img read more

The Redwood Sunglasses Made From 19th Century Train Tracks

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny This Desert Oasis Is a Stylish Update on Classic Adobe Homes How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Wearing the shade of Redwood Forest on your face sounds kinda strange…and shady, like maybe something Mr. Burns would do…but with this suave pair of sunglasses constructed out of reclaimed  redwood it’s none of those things.It’s actually taking part in the process of recycling. The guys at Capital Eyewear, an indie company out of San Francisco that has made quite a name out of hand crafting stylish shades, came across some old redwood pieces that had been used in railroad construction back in the 19th century. Turns out the wood was put into storage in the 1950s when they updated the track and recently resurfaced when someone bought the lot to build a beach house.Rather than ditch the scraps, Capital Eyewear got their hands on ’em and turned out just 25 pair of Wayfer-styled waterproof shades, adorned with 100% UV protective Carl Zeiss lenses and stretch-fit hinges that you may now say are made out of recycled, reclaimed redwood that were once part of a train track. And that are old. The tree used dates back to about 1000 years, as evidenced by the fine grains of reddish brown wood. A conversation piece—yes, but also you’re now a very stylish part of the circle of life.  $350 at capitaleyewear.comlast_img read more

5 Mocktails for When You Need Something a Little Different

first_img70 oz water30 oz sugar3 rosemary sprigs5 oz maldon saltMethod: Bring to a low boil. Turn off immediately and allow to cool. Strain and store in the fridge. Lasts 2 monthsEastside(Created by John McCarthy for Greydon House, Nantucket) 1 oz cucumber1 oz limeTop sparkling waterMethod: build in highball glass over cube ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice, slap a mint sprig and insert.Mangu Chao(Created for and available at Chao Chao, NYC)3 oz mango kaffir shrub*Club sodaMethod: Pour shrub into highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with salt rim and lime wheel.*Mango kaffir shrub2 cups mango1 cup Kaffir lime leaves2 cups sugar1/2 cup mirin1 1/2 cups rice vinegar Method: Bring to a simmer then strain.Mexican B.B. Gun(Created by James Horn for Añejo, Tribeca) 1 oz house-made grenadine1 oz fresh limetop with soda waterMethod: Build in highball glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge.(Photo credit: Nick Voderman) 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient January is a time when some people take a week or a month off from drinking to let their liver relax a little.After the holiday season when there are parties, office gatherings, and family get-togethers, if makes sense. To make it through any of the above, usually a good glass of whiskey is needed. A good glass of whiskey, though, quickly becomes two. Then there’s a beer or three, then a glass of champagne for the toast, and pretty soon you’re throwing up in the bathroom that only your boss can use and telling yourself, “It’s rally time, boys,” before getting back out there, grabbing the cheapest bottle of wine by the neck, and downing it as you attempt to show the intern how to do the Stanky Leg. It is for those times—or, really for the days after those times—that mocktails can come to the rescue.More flavorful than drinks like water, and healthier than sugary drinks like soda, the drinks below are the perfect thing for drinking when you’re not drinking.Casablanca(Created by Ray Sakover for Slowly Shirley, NYC, pictured)3/4 oz lemon1/2 tsp turmeric juice1/4 oz honey1 oz date-demerara syrup2-3/8 oz Moroccan syrupMethod: Build in a Collins glass over pebble ice. Garnish with a date wrapped in lemon twist and cinnamon/ mint palm tree.Salted Rosemary Paloma(Created by Naren Young for Dante, NYC) 2 oz grapefruit juice½ oz salted rosemary syrup*Top with PerrierMethod: Build on ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and citrus salt rim.*Salted Rosemary Syrup 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather center_img Editors’ Recommendations Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer last_img read more

Stars Go Red For Women

first_imgThe American Heart Association announced today that the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2016 presented by Macy’s will return to New York Fashion Week at Skylight at Moynihan Station on Thursday, February 11, 2016.The fashion show begins at 8 p.m. ET and is slated to feature more than 20 celebrities in couture gowns by top fashion designers.In an effort to amplify the message of heart health nationwide, the runway show will be preceded by a Livestream pre-show that will feature live interviews with celebrities and designers from the red carpet, take viewers at home behind-the-scenes, and even offer some tips for staying heart healthy, too. The Livestream will air on as well as in this year’s Go Red For Women’s Red Dress Collection presented by Macy’s are: Candace Cameron Bure (Full House, Fuller House); Debbie Gibson (musician/producer); Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch); Fran Drescher (The Nanny, Happily Divorced); Gail Simmons (Top Chef); Gigi Gorgeous (model/social media personality); Kit Hoover (co-host of Access Hollywood Live); Lele Pons (social media personality); Madison Beer (musician); Marilu Henner (actress); Monica (singer); Olivia Culpo (Miss USA 2012); Skylar Diggins (WNBA basketball player); Soleil Moon Frye (blogger/Punky Brewster); Ta’Rhonda Jones (Empire); Tamron Hall (NBC’s TODAY & MSNBC’s NewsNation); and Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune).“The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement truly appreciates the opportunity to be a part of New York Fashion Week. The aim here is simple: to make heart health and a Well-Woman Visit this season’s must-haves from the runway,” said Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association. “We are so thankful to all of the wonderful celebrities walking in this year’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection who are both supporting our cause and driving awareness around the need for women to schedule a Well-Woman Visit to fully understand their risks for heart disease and stroke.”The facts are clear: heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. The most important action: taking advantage of a Well-Woman Visit, an annual check-up that can provide personal health information and help assess risk factors for heart disease and stroke.Macy’s, the founding national sponsor of Go Red For Women, is the presenting sponsor of the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. Macy’s has raised more than $55 million through the generosity and commitment of Macy’s associates and customers, which has helped fund women’s heart health research and education.“The Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection is such a special fashion show that touches the hearts of so many,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “The celebrities really are walking for a cause all the while inspiring millions to go red. We are thrilled to continue to sponsor the Collection and have our three emerging Fashion Incubator designers showcase their talents for three celebrities.”The Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2016 presented by Macy’s features three looks from designers in the not-for-profit, independently-run Fashion Incubator Programs housed at Macy’s: Conrad Booker from Philadelphia, Kajan “Cake” Carlos from San Francisco and Grace Lee-Lim from Chicago. Celebrities walking in these designs are Ta’Rhonda Jones in Conrad Booker, Kit Hoover in Kajan “Cake” Carlos and Vanna White in Grace Lee-Lim.To view the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2016 presented by Macy’s Livestream, go to read more

Seafood company plans to rebuild firerazed plant in NL town by next

Seafood company plans to rebuild fire-razed plant in N.L. town by next year BAY DE VERDE, N.L. – The Newfoundland company whose seafood plant was destroyed by fire in April says it plans to have a new processing facility ready for production by next year.Quinlan Brothers Limited says in a news release that the company has worked with snow crab producers since the fire to ensure that fish harvesters have been serviced as normal.The company also says that other companies have helped provide employment to “practically all” of the 700 workers who were employed at the Bay de Verde plant.Quinlan Brothers says remediation at the Bay de Verde site has been completed, along with geotechnical surveys and infrastructure assessments, and foundations and site work could begin in the next 10 days.The fish plant, an economic engine for the seaside town, was left a smouldering ruin after a fierce blaze erupted on April 11.Fisheries Minister Steve Crocker, whose district includes Bay de Verde, said the plant is the province’s largest snow crab producer and processed about seven million kilograms last year. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 13, 2016 2:05 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Firefighters battle a fire at Quinlan Brothers Fish Plant in Bay de Verde, N.L, April 11, 2016. The Newfoundland company whose seafood plant was destroyed by fire in April says it plans to have a new processing facility ready for production by next year.Quinlan Brothers Limited says in a news release that the company has worked with snow crab producers since the fire to ensure that fish harvesters have been serviced as normal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly read more

On visit to Syria senior UN official appeals for more support for

As well as advocating for expanded humanitarian access, Pierre Krähenbühl, who heads the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), used the visit to stress solidarity with Palestine refugees and the Agency’s staff, who have endured extreme suffering during four years of conflict.“The extreme hardship faced by Palestine refugees in Yarmouk, but also in other locations in Syria as a result of the armed conflict is, from a human point of view, unacceptable,” said Mr. Krähenbühl. “I reiterate my call on all relevant parties to support us in this effort by facilitating unhindered humanitarian assistance and access.”In meetings with Syrian Government officials, the Commissioner-General acknowledged facilitation by Government authorities in enabling UNRWA to provide humanitarian assistance to crisis-affected Palestine refugees across Syria and emphasized that the continuation of regular UNRWA services, such as health and education services, and humanitarian assistance, adapted to the current conflict situation, is vital to protect the resilience of Palestine refugees in Syria.“There has been too much suffering,” he said. “We have to remember that we are dealing with yet another generation of Palestine refugees facing the trauma of dispossession and displacement.”On a visit to Yarmouk, he welcomed the resumption since 4 March of UNRWA humanitarian assistance to trapped civilians, thanks to a new distribution point established with the facilitation of the Syrian authorities. Distributions had been halted for over three months from early December 2014 to early March 2015, with reports of widespread deprivation and malnutrition among Yarmouk residents.Calling on the Government to build on this support extended to Yarmouk’s civilian population, Mr. Krähenbühl requested that no limits be imposed on the number of days for distributions or on the number of families who may receive assistance on each day of distribution. He urged armed groups within the camp to actively ensure the safety of Palestine refugees and other civilians, and not to interfere with distributions.“Despite progress in the assistance to civilians in Yarmouk, we remain deeply conscious that far more needs to be done to meaningfully address the needs and dignity of Palestine refugees,” he said.The Commissioner-General, who underlined how crucial it was to find a political solution to the conflict affecting Palestinians and Syrians, visited the re-opened UNRWA Alma-Yarmouk School and other rehabilitated facilities in the camp, and went on to visit Qabr Essit, a Palestine refugee camp to which UNRWA recently regained access, as well as Husseiniyeh, from which the entire population had been displaced due to hostilities.“I wish to express deep admiration for the courage and determination of Palestine refugees to whom I reaffirm UNRWA’s commitment to provide support and protection,” Mr. Krähenbühl said. read more

Afghanistan UN mission condemns senseless murder of seven civilian hostages in Zabul

“The deliberate murder of civilian hostages, including women and children, is particularly abhorrent” said Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, in a news statement.“These senseless murders may amount to war crimes and the perpetrators must be held accountable,” Mr. Haysom added.The seven civilians were abducted last month and executed between 6 and 8 November in Arghandab district while armed clashes were reported there between two rival groups of anti-Government elements. According to UNAMA, the murders of civilians, as well as the taking of civilian hostages, are serious violations of international humanitarian law, which all parties to the armed conflict – including all anti-Government elements – are required to uphold.Meanwhile, through the statement, the UN Mission expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims. read more

Brock to host international philosophy conference

Brock will welcome philosophers from around the world this week for a conference devoted to contemporary French feminist thinker Luce Irigaray.Hosted by Brock’s Department of Philosophy, the ninth annual meeting of the Luce Irigaray Circle will be held at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. Catharines from Thursday, June 14 to Saturday, June 16. The Circle is an interdisciplinary group of academics who produce significant scholarship on Irigaray’s philosophy and feminist thought.This will be the first time the event is held in Canada, making it the first Canadian conference devoted to Irigaray’s work.“Each meeting of the Circle is a purposively unique event, which is organized around a specific theme in order to further Irigarayan scholarship in a new direction,” says Athena Colman, conference organizer and Brock Associate Professor of Philosophy.“Site selection for the meeting is highly competitive and is a recognition of the organizer’s contribution to new areas of research in the field.”The event has previously been hosted by Stony Brook University in New York, University of Bergen in Norway and University College of London in England, among other locations.This year’s three-day interdisciplinary conference, titled “Horizons of Sexual Difference,” will explore scholarship and creative work inspired by Irigaray.The conference will look at new ways in which Irigaray’s thinking can be applied to recent philosophical and feminist discussions.Themes explored by the circle include analyses of contemporary social and political issues and spirituality in relation to sexual differences, as well as investigations into the role of literature and art in philosophical thinking. read more

Most ridiculous 999 call ever Woman calls emergency services over broken eggs

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. An ambulance service has shared audio of an inappropriate 999 call it received about cracked eggs in a bid to stop people from calling the emergency services if there is not an emergency.The unnamed caller contacted the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to ask if storing cracked eggs in her fridge was a health risk.The operator replied: “This is the ambulance service, we cannot advice you about eggs I’m afraid.”EMAS used the call to illustrate the sort of nonsense requests their operators receive.The service said it was just one of many nuisance requests 999 callers have asked, including someone with a broken toenail, another who wanted a taxi home and a patient waiting to be seen at a GP surgery who didn’t want to wait 30 minutes for their appointment. Other examples include someone who had toothache, and another who wanted their breakfast making.Last month, EMAS received almost 60,000 emergency 999 calls – a small proportion of which were deemed inappropriate.last_img read more