Baker Mayfield Calls It “Ridiculous” That Buddy Hield Didn’t Win Player Of The Year

first_imgA closeup of a helmetless Baker Mayfield.NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine – not Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield – had won the AP’s Player of the Year award in college basketball. Valentine had a fantastic season, leading MSU to a Big Ten Tournament title and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but there is certainly a faction of fans who believe that Hield, whose dominance has been on display the past two weeks, was the most deserving player.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield – who is probably a little biased – is one of them. Mayfield took to Twitter this afternoon to call it “ridiculous” that Valentine won the award over Hield. He even went as far as to say that Hield got “robbed.”This is ridiculous, POTY is supposed to go to the best player. Our man got robbed. Plus who’s team is still playing? https://t.co/k0uiq17kur— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Whoever voted on this should be ashamed of themselves. We know who the real POTY is. Buddy deserves it, and he’ll show us why these next 2— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Mayfield also noted that it’s Hield’s OU squad, not Valentine’s MSU, that is still playing.We imagine that Mayfield’s opinion will be popular in Norman.last_img read more

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Simeone praises Joao Felix after another standout showing

first_imgDiego Simeone praised Joao Felix after the teenager’s impressive start at Atletico Madrid continued against Juventus on Saturday.Felix scored one and set up the other as Atletico completed a perfect pre-season with a 2-1 International Champions Cup victory over Juve in Stockholm.The 19-year-old arrived at the La Liga giants from Benfica for a reported €126 million in July and has scored three goals and provided four assists in five pre-season games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Simeone has been impressed with what he has seen from Felix, who netted 20 times in 42 games in all competitions for Benfica last season.”Joao has many capabilities. He is adapting very quickly to what the team needs,” the Atletico coach told a news conference.”He has a vision that allows him to adapt to many positions and is in a process of adaptation and the best thing he has is that, I said from the first day, his desire to learn.”He wants to learn and with that the adaptation process will be shorter. Talent is innate, but the desire to learn is the shortest path that a player has to perform.”Atletico have gone through a rebuild in the close season, the likes of Felix, Marcos Llorente and Kieran Trippier joining, while Antoine Griezmann, Rodri, Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin, Juanfran and Filipe Luis are among those to have left.Argentina forward Angel Correa is also linked with a move to AC Milan, but Simeone expects the 24-year-old to stay at Atletico.”We are open to everything that can happen, transfer wise. There is nothing that can surprise us because obviously there is always something happening until the end so we have to be prepared for that,” he said.”Angel Correa is training in an extraordinary way since he arrived back and there’s not any situation that leads me to think about him leaving the team.”Correa had a difficult season in front of goal in 2018-19, scoring just five goals in all competitions and three goals in 36 games in La Liga. Atletico begin their La Liga campaign at home against Getafe on August 18.last_img read more

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BC premier and jobs minister sued by fired LNG advocate claiming 5

first_imgVANCOUVER – British Columbia’s fired liquefied natural gas advocate is suing Premier John Horgan, the province’s jobs minister and a New Democrat MP in a lawsuit claiming $5 million in damages.Gordon Wilson alleges in a statement of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court that Horgan made defamatory statements to news media earlier this month by saying there’s no evidence of any written reports or briefings to back up his salary.The statement of claim says Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston told a media outlet Wilson’s contract was terminated because an internal review uncovered no documents to support $550,000 in payments since 2013.Wilson also quotes in the claim a Facebook post by British Columbia MP Rachel Blaney in which she implies taxpayers money could have been used to meet other needs, such as housing.Wilson says in his claim that information detailing his work on LNG was available on a government website but was negligently or wilfully overlooked and neither Horgan nor Ralston discussed any employment issues with him.Horgan cited the court case in declining comment, Ralston wasn’t available for comment and Blaney could not be reached on Friday.Ralston and Blaney say in separate Facebook posts their claims about there being no written reports were inaccurate, they regretted making the statements and apologize to Wilson.No statements of defence have been filed and none of the allegations made in the statement of claim have been tested in court.Wilson asserts that his termination soon after the NDP’s election victory was “political payback” for his support of former premier Christy Clark, who appointed him as LNG advocate.The statement of claim alleges Wilson has been seriously injured in character, credit and reputation and the comments have negatively affected his ability to obtain employment as a government or industry consultant or advocate.last_img read more

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Federal government will match charity donations for Rohingya refugees

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government said Tuesday it will match private donations made until the end of this month to help ease Bangladesh’s massive burden in coping with refugees fleeing from Myanmar.International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Bangladesh is now home to the world’s largest refugee camp, with over 900,000 Rohingya and other minorities driven out of Myanmar by ethnic cleansing.As a result Canada will match, dollar-for-dollar, any donation between Aug. 25 and Nov. 28 to Canadian charities helping in the Rohingya refugee crisis, she said.The government will make its matching donations to the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund.An additional 600,000 Rohingya, nearly 70 per cent of them women and children, have fled to Bangladesh since August, Bibeau said.“We need to respond not only to basic needs like water, food and shelter but offer sexual and reproductive health service for 20,000 pregnant women.”Psychological support is also needed for women and children who have survived sexual violence on their journey, the minister added.Zia Choudhury, the country director of CARE Bangladesh, said there is a massive need for food, shelter, safe water, medical services and toilets.“Also, a huge number of women who experienced or witnessed gender-based violence, need treatment and counselling,” said Choudhury.“So far, more than 22,000 orphan children have been registered, who need specialized service and care.”Zaid al-Rawni, of Islamic Relief Canada, said there’s only one explanation for the low percentage of men fleeing Myanmar.“Men are either being rounded up, or in some cases, the women I spoke to, they’re saying the men from their villages are being targeted for extrajudicial killings. That’s what we’re hearing from the refugees.”Canada has committed more than $25 million in humanitarian assistance funding for Bangladesh and Myanmar so far this year. It has also dispatched Bob Rae, the former interim Liberal leader, to the region as a special envoy.Pat Laberge, of the Canadian Red Cross, said the funding will go a long way to relieve suffering, particularly among female refugees.“Families are arriving at hospitals and camps after travelling for as many as 14 days. They’re exhausted, distressed and traumatized,” she said.Al-Rawni, also the spokesman for the broader Humanitarian Coalition of aid agencies, said that without the money, lives will be lost.“Without this intervention from the Canadian government … the next news story, which will be on our news cycle will be about the number of children who are dead because of a cholera outbreak.”The United Nations has asked for more than $434 million in response to the crisis, but remains well short of the goal.last_img read more

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Spain Could Be Kicked Out of 2018 World Cup

Rabat – The Spanish national football team is facing the risk of being removed from the 2018 World Cup after FIFA warned it over potential political interference.The news has been making the headlines of local and international local outlets throughout Friday, December 15. Spanish news outlet El Pais reported that FIFA has warned the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) that involvement from the government in their election of a new head could make them lose their pass in the 2018 World Cup.El Pais also contacted FIFA, which confirmed the news. “We can confirm that FIFA recently sent a letter to the RFEF showing their concern about the situation the federation is going through,” said the football federation. Could that be possible?FIFA has the eligibility to control football association worldwide. It can also suspend the membership of any national football team if it has seen that the association has been controlled or exposed to external political pressure. FIFA emphasized that members of federations should manage their affairs independently without interference from the government.The federation is set to send a delegation to Spain to conduct an investigation on the matter, added El Pais.Who Leads RFEF?After Angel Maria Villa Llona stepped down from Spanish federation due to corruption charges, the federation is now led by Juan Luis Larrea on an interim basis. However, the arrangement of a new election is underway. El Pais claimed that the “government’s National Sports Council has made contact with the RFEF over a successor,” a matter that was not gone unnoticed by FIFA.According to Article 13 of the FIFA rules, “Each member must manage their affairs independently and ensure that there is no interference by third parties in their affairs.”Group B’s AgendaThe Spanish team was placed on December 1 in Moscow during the competition’s final draw in Group B along with Morocco, Portugal, and Iran.Dubbed the “deadly group,” the teams will start facing each other next June. The Spanish team will face Portugal first on June 15 in Russia. Morocco and Iran will play against each other on the same day. Five days later, Morocco will play against Portugal, while La Roja will face Iran on the same day. Spain then will play against the Atlas Lions on June 25, while Iran will play against Portugal on the same day. read more

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BETs 106 Park musicvariety series to end 14year daily run on the

BET’s ‘106 & Park’ music-variety series to end 14-year daily run on the air, move online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – BET says its long-running music-variety series “106 & Park” is airing its last daily episode next month, then going digital.BET said Friday that the “106 & Park” brand is moving online to BET.com. It will also remain part of the cable channel with occasional specials, including its New Year’s Eve show.BET executive Stephen Hill says in an internal memo released by the channel that the move online will bring “106 & Park” to where its audience connects with music the most.Details of the online show, including its frequency, start date and hosts, are still being developed.“106 & Park” debuted 14 years ago, and its guests have included first lady Michelle Obama, Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise.The show’s final air date is Dec. 19. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 14, 2014 5:10 pm MDT read more

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Ohio State mens soccer set for Big Ten semifinal match

Sophomore defender Austin Mergstrom (25) kicks the ball during a game agaisnt Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Nov. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternNo member of the Ohio State men’s soccer team has ever played in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. In fact, five of the 12 players who have played more than 1,000 minutes this season were either freshmen in high school or in middle school the last team OSU made it there.But that is where the team is set to play Friday, in its first semifinal matchup since 2009.Senior midfielder Max Moller said he knows the significance of playing the game, even in uncharted waters.“It’s definitely more important,” Moller said. “This is definitely special, especially it being my senior year, it means the world to me and all our seniors, so we’re very excited for this opportunity.”Fellow senior midfielder Yianni Sarris echoed Moller’s feelings.“It’s definitely an honor to be here, and I think definitely as a team we deserve it, for putting in hard work day-in and day-out in practice,” Sarris said.No. 2 seed OSU (9-6-4, 5-3-0) is set for a rematch with No. 6 seed Indiana (11-3-5, 3-3-2), a team that defeated the Buckeyes in Columbus on Oct. 12, 2-1.However, OSU coach John Bluem said he does not believe the version of the Buckeyes that fell to the Hoosiers last month is the same as the one currently taking the field.“We’ve been playing very, very well,” Bluem said. “We’ve got maybe a little bit of momentum going, maybe that will be the difference maker.”OSU has only lost one of its last seven games going into Friday. Much of that can be attributed to the emergence of sophomore forward Danny Jensen, who has scored four of his team co-leading five goals in OSU’s past five games, including the lone goal in OSU’s quarterfinal victory against Michigan on Sunday.“I think Jensen’s better up top now than he was around when we first played Indiana, so I think we might be a little more dangerous in the attack now than we were when we played them the first time,” Bluem said.Because of No. 1 seed Maryland’s 2-0 victory against Rutgers on Sunday, the semifinals and finals of the tournament are set to be played in College Park, Md. OSU would have hosted the rounds if the Terrapins had lost.Sarris said the team is disappointed to have to travel, but will try not to let that alter its performance.“It’s always nice to play at home, but obviously we have to play away, so we’re just going to treat it like it’s any other game,” Sarris said. “This could be the end of our season, so we’re going to go out and give it everything we have.”However, Bluem said OSU’s familiarity with the pitch at Maryland’s Ludwig Field stemming from its Nov. 1 game could actually give it a sort of home-field advantage against Indiana.“Going to a neutral site to play Indiana, maybe it’s a good thing,” Bluem said.The Hoosiers played the Terrapins earlier this season, but the game was in Bloomington, Ind., not College Park.Even if the Buckeyes’ trip to Maryland does not go as they hope, Bluem said he does not believe their season will end with a loss.“I think our body of work looks very good right now through the end of the season and the Big Ten quarterfinal,” Bluem said.“I think our chances, regardless of how we do this weekend, I believe we’ll make the NCAA Tournament.”OSU currently ranks No. 23 in the RPI, which measures teams’ records in relation to strength of schedule. OSU has played nine of the teams currently standing in the top 30, including No. 6 Indiana. Bluem estimated that 12 or 13 teams on OSU’s schedule could make the NCAA Tournament.OSU’s semifinal matchup against Indiana is set to kick off Friday at 1 p.m. The championship match, between the winners of OSU against Indiana and Maryland versus Michigan State, is set to be played at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. read more

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How many Ballyduffs are there What about Ballymurphys

first_imgTHE ANSWERS are 18 and 11 incidentally, according to the redesigned placename translation website Logainm.ie.The website was originally set up in Dublin City University in 2008 to give people accurate Irish language versions of some 100,000 placenames around Ireland.But the website has now been given a complete overhaul and has incorporated Ordnance Survey Ireland’s MapGenie into the service. As part of the mapping product, the bilingual site has developed and Irish language version MapGenie Éire with OSI.The site is deisgned to be of use to students, teachers, journalists, translators or anyone with an interest in Irish heritage. It extends beyond cities and towns to give translations of baronies, townlands, streets and parishes as well. Source: Logainm.ie“We have identified ‘place clusters’ on the website,” explains Ciarán Mac Murchaidh of Fiontar in DCU.These clusters better reflect how people think about ‘places’ such as Donegal, for example. People don’t normally think about the distinction between the various administrative units called ’Donegal’ like the county, town, townland, and electoral divisions, all of which are stored as distinct objects in the placenames database. They think of just one place, Donegal. The new data structure allows clustered place objects to be grouped and presented in a more user-friendly way.In addition to providing correct translation of the placenames the site also has an audio guide for help in pronunciation and has a collection of historical maps and and articles on Irish placenames.OSI says that they have been working with Fiontar and the Placenames Branch since 2010 to collate their various datasets and implement the project.Read: Tesco is looking at introducing Irish-speaking self-service checkouts >Read: Can you speak Irish? Want to help the world learn? >last_img read more

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Codes PIN détournés les pirates arrêtés

first_imgCodes PIN détournés : les pirates arrêtésFrance – Les autorités ont identifié les responsables du trafic de codes secrets (ou PIN, pour Personal identification number) de téléphones portables. Plusieurs d’entre eux ont déjà été arrêtés et d’autres mises en examen doivent suivre.Un réseau français de pirates détournaient les données personnelles des clients d’opérateurs mobiles pour les revendre. Trois personnes ont été mises en examen en ce début de semaine à Marseille et d’autres seront prochainement arrêtées : “Il ne s’agit pas d’ingénieurs, mais de personnes qui connaissaient bien la téléphonie” explique le groupe cybercriminalité de Marseille. Des sites web proposaient aux internautes d’acheter des codes servant à débloquer les téléphones afin de changer d’opérateur. Le réseau est composé de salariés d’entreprises sous-traitantes des opérateurs et des constructeurs de mobiles. Le trafic représente 30.000 numéros vendus chaque mois pendant dix ans. Désormais, l’enquête se poursuit pour savoir qui était le bénéficiaire final de cette vaste escroquerie.Le 29 septembre 2010 à 12:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Gastroentérite le seuil épidémique dépassé dans six régions

first_imgGastro-entérite : le seuil épidémique dépassé dans six régionsLa gastro-entérite semblerait s’être installée depuis la semaine dernière dans 6 régions de la France métropolitaine. Le nombre de cas de diarrhée aigüe a presque doublé depuis quelques jours.L’épidémie de gastro-entérite annuelle ne s’est pas fait attendre. La semaine dernière, le réseau Sentinelles de l’Inserm a annoncé que le nombre de cas de diarrhées aigües avait connu une légère augmentation dans plusieurs régions. L’incidence au niveau national entre le 18 et le 25 décembre avait ainsi atteint les 175 cas pour 100.000 habitants. Néanmoins, il semblerait aujourd’hui que six régions aient dépassé le seuil épidémique. Il s’agit du Nord-Pas-de-Calais (884 cas pour 100.000 habitants), Languedoc-Roussillon (571), Basse-Normandie (339), Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’Azur (327), Alsace (319) et Aquitaine (308). À lire aussiEpidémie de varicelle en France : enfants et adultes sont concernésAu niveau national, l’incidence des cas de diarrhées aigües aurait donc également augmenté, passant à 300 cas pour 100.000 habitants et franchissant le seuil épidémique fixé à 282 cas. Une tendance qui ne serait pas sur le point de s’inverser : “le niveau d’activité des diarrhées aiguës devrait continuer d’augmenter la semaine prochaine et confirmer ainsi l’arrivée de l’épidémie”, prévoit le réseau dans son dernier bulletin hebdomadaire. Concernant les autres épidémies, les cas de grippe demeurent encore peu nombreux selon le réseau des GROG (Groupes régionaux d’observation de la grippe). Mais le réseau Sentinelles signale un reflux de l’épidémie de bronchiolite du nourrisson et les cas recensés de varicelle montrent des foyers d’activité régionale “forte” en Nord-Pas-de-Calais (268 cas pour 100.000 habitants), Limousin (151), Basse-Normandie (50) et Bourgogne (43), et “modérée” en Poitou-Charentes (37), Bretagne (36), Champagne-Ardenne (32), Picardie (23), Rhône-Alpes (22) et Auvergne (21).Le 4 janvier 2012 à 19:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Les expériences de mort imminente à lhonneur à Marseille

first_imgLes expériences de mort imminente à l’honneur à MarseilleLa question des expériences de mort imminente (EMI) déchainent les passions si bien que les deuxièmes rencontres internationales sur les expériences de mort imminente ont été organisées à Marseille les 9 et 10 mars 2013. Entre pseudo-science et réel sujet d’étude, les EMI ne doivent en tous cas pas être ignorées.Qui a allumé la lumière au bout du tunnel ? Est-ce un tunnel à péage ? Le sujet des deuxièmes rencontres internationales sur les Expériences de mort imminente (EMI) peut prêter à quelques commentaires sarcastiques, mais cela ne saurait occulter la curiosité qu’engendre le phénomène. Du 8 au 9 mars ces rencontres enchainent documentaires, débats, conférences et témoignages à Marseille. Si le colloque n’est pas organisé par une université ou un hôpital, mais bien par une société de production évènementielle, le who’s who des EMI y est réuni autour de Sonia Barkallah, réalisatrice du documentaire Faux Départ.Les EMI se produisent chez certains patients dans le coma ou dans des situations critiques qui les emmènent “à la frontière de la mort”. Ces derniers ressentent divers impressions comme le fait de flotter au-dessus de leur corps, de traverser un tunnel de lumière blanche, ou de rencontrer des personnes connues et parfois décédées. “On sait que 5% de la population environ a déjà vécu une expérience de mort imminente avant de revenir, explique Sonia Barkallah à 20 minutes. Dans la plupart des cas, cela leur a procuré un mieux-être et les a rassurés par rapport à l’idée de la mort. Cela peut donc faire du bien aux patients qui s’apprêtent à trépasser…” Une expérimentation difficile Seulement les EMI restent très difficiles à cerner. Comme il est parfaitement inacceptable du point de vue scientifique d’étudier un phénomène uniquement sur la base de témoignages individuels, divers praticiens ont tenté de réaliser des expériences concrètes sur le sujet. Comme le raconte à 20 minutes Jean-Pierre Postel, ancien chef du service réanimation à l’hôpital de Sarlat en Dordogne : “Nous avons monté une étude à Sarlat. Dans la salle de réanimation, nous avions caché un message dans un paquet cadeau. Le but était que le patient en EMI parvienne à lire le message et à le retranscrire une fois ressuscité.  Si cinq patients ont vécu une EMI, deux ont assuré être sortis de leur enveloppe corporelle. Mais aucun n’est parvenu à lire le message caché.” Des études solides à Liège  En Belgique, l’université de Liège s’est aussi penchée sur les EMI. Pour Steven Laureys du Coma Science Group, la science ne doit pas ignorer ce phénomène. “Sinon, n’importe qui peut raconter n’importe quoi, explique-t-il à la Libre Belgique. Même si ça permet de vendre des livres! Mais il y a encore trop peu d’études scientifiques sur les EMI. Le livre de Moody la vie après la vie n’est pas scientifique. Il n’a pas été publié dans une revue spécialisée, relu par un comité de pairs qui a vérifié la méthodologie… Sinon, c’est juste des ‘histoires extraordinaires’. Et ça ne suffit pas”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces chercheurs partent de l’hypothèse que les EMI sont dû au fonctionnement perturbé du cerveau lors des situations extrêmes que sont le coma ou divers traumatismes. Il ne s’agit bien sûr pas pour eux de renier le ressenti des patients ou de les considérer comme des affabulateurs, mais bien de trouver une cause plus pragmatique aux EMI.”Tout ce que vous pensez est le résultat, est égal, à l’activité cérébrale, conclue Steven Laureys. Vous êtes votre cerveau et ce cerveau peut fonctionner différemment. Quand le fonctionnement du cerveau change (épilepsie, anesthésie, rêve ), la perception change. L’EMI, c’est le produit d’une activité cérébrale spécifique.” Le 10 mars 2013 à 13:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Today giants Barcelona and Real Madrid fell in La Liga

first_imgIn the first shock of a very busy football Wednesday, FC Barcelona crashed at Leganes and Real Madrid did even worst against Sevilla FC.What a day for giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga, they both lost their respective midweek match this Wednesday in their visit to different stadiums. Both the Catalan club and Los Blancos reached this point in the competition tied with 13 points and both had complicated visits to Leganes and Sevilla, respectively. The Catalan club played earlier and they even got ahead in the scoreboard with a beautiful Coutinho volley, but the second half was a complete disaster in which Gerard Pique committed several mistakes in the span of just a couple of minutes. The first one he made was after only six minutes of the second half, he failed to cover the space where a cross was sent by Jonathan Gonzalez that El Zhar quickly responded to with a poor defensive coverage by Thomas Vermaelen. Not even a minute had passed when Pique was committing another mistake and literally gifted the ball to Oscar Rodriguez for the shocking second goal scored by Leganes. This was a horror show for the Catalan club, who were losing their opportunity of getting ahead in La Liga table just minutes before the match between Sevilla and Real Madrid started. Lionel Messi’s absence was one of the biggest news of this match, the Catalan club lost a match as the leader of the competition against the last place for the first time ever.⏰ Full time in Butarque⚽ Leganés 2-1 FC Barcelona👟 El Zhar & Óscar / Coutinho🔵🔴 #LeganésBarça pic.twitter.com/niS73hE81Z— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 26, 2018Sevilla responded accordingly vs Real Madrid.But things weren’t going to get any easier for Real Madrid either, as they were visiting Sevilla FC at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium and were in for a truly horrible night when they realized what life is without Cristiano Ronaldo playing on their side. The first half was more than enough for them to get a beating by the Andalusian side, Andre Silva scored a brace before the 20th minute of the match, and French striker Wissam Ben Yedder scored the third goal before halftime. The biggest flop for Real Madrid on this match was Marcelo, who once again proved that he is one of the worst defenders Los Blancos have and he cannot react well under pressure. But Sevilla was the squad that needed to take all the credit this Wednesday, they really needed a night like the one they got today against one of La Liga’s leaders. All Real Madrid players were eager to play the second half, they came back to the pitch early and were adamant about not committing any more mistakes like the ones they made during the first half. All Sevilla needed was to protect the advantage they already had, but it wasn’t going to be easy because Real Madrid came into the field completely focused for the second half.⚽️ 17′ – Andre Silva 🔥⚽️ 21′ – Andre Silva 🔥#SevillaFCRealMadrid pic.twitter.com/BCOkjOVye5James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) September 26, 2018But despite having a long 45 minutes to get back in the game, Real Madrid was never able to concentrate and Sevilla was able to manage the result for the remains of this match with the support of their supporters at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. And thus, this Wednesday will be remembered by Real Madrid and Barcelona for a long time, as the day in which both Spanish giants lost their respective matches and lost the chance to take the lead in La Liga. But the worst part about all this, is that Real Madrid is the squad that has the least chances of recovering from this massive blow because they will have to play against Atletico Madrid next weekend. Barcelona on their part, play at home as well but against Athletic Club and they may have a better opportunity to take La Liga’s lead this early in the competition. But both squads proved today that they are not as invincible as everybody thought they actually were, any club in La Liga can defeat them this season considering how poor they played this Wednesday. This turns the domestic competition in Spain into a more exciting tournament, because now things are more balanced than during previous years.2⃣⏱ | 3-0 | Comienza la segunda parte. 📱 https://t.co/w82EoEpWRh💻 https://t.co/Kyw2Cdgtua#RMLiga | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/ge1PmiOaCo— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 26, 2018Which club played the worst this Wednesday in La Liga, Real Madrid or Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Do We Really Need Two Audit Bureaus and Two Associations

first_imgHeard around the industry in the last few weeks, mostly in quiet conversations, but in increasing frequency: Is the magazine industry, in its troubled state, best served by two or more audit bureaus and two or more major industry associations?In the case of the audit bureaus, the argument goes that with a declining membership for all audit agencies, there’s less need for two or more. In addition, it used to be that ABC served paid consumer magazines and BPA served non-paid b-to-b magazines. But that line has been blurred to the point that the distinction is almost meaningless. Now the key point of differentiation is that ABC has newspapers (good luck with that) and BPA has a significant international portfolio. Also playing into the question for audit bureaus is that marketers are buying direct, in effect disintermediating ad agencies, which have historically been the key consumer of audit bureau data.But the main thing affecting the audit bureaus is that their traditional reason for existing is declining. Audit bureaus have built a business for 100 years on putting the third-party stamp of credibility on print circulation. For a decade or more they’ve moved in the direction of integrated solutions, including trade shows and Web sites. But their bread-and-butter always was and continues to be, print. And in an age when print has declined from 80-plus percent of the b-to-b enterprise to more like 60 percent or less, and from 100 percent of the consumer-magazine to 90 percent or less, the writing is on the wall.In the case of the two main industry associations, American Business Media and Magazine Publishers of America, the argument is more compelling. They’ve always been split by b-to-b and consumer, but the truth is they should be split by large-publications and small ones.The associations are valuable for a few reasons: They create a forum for like-minded publishers to share information. They lobby the government, especially on postal matters. They provide for networking.Small consumer magazines have much more in common with b-to-b than they do with behemoths like Time Inc. and Hearst Magazines, and they’d be right to ask themselves why they’re in MPA. The challenge for both the associations and the audit bureaus is real. Membership in the associations is not cheap, and every single thing they do costs more money. And while being a member of an audit bureau is not too expensive, qualifying can cost tens of thousands or more.last_img read more

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Be bridesmaid ready with glowing skin shiny hair

first_imgIt’s not just the bride who deserves to look best on her wedding day, but also the bridesmaids. Follow some quick ways to get flawless skin and smooth hair.Experts list down some ways:Prep your skin: To keep one’s skin healthy, regular skin cleansing and exfoliating are critical. This helps keep pores clean and tackle blackheads while removing dead skin, which aids the skin to breathe better. One can also restore the skin’s natural balance by using cleansers and exfoliators made with Ayurvedic ingredients such as aloe vera, turmeric, honey and walnut that leave the skin clean, hydrated and nourished. It is imperative to cleanse before using any products, otherwise, you will limit the effectiveness of a moisturizer or a mask Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGet smooth skin: Moisturising should be an essential step in your skin care regime. It helps in repairing your skin, keeping it soft and prevents it from sagging. Apply a cream that has natural and nourishing ingredients like Kokum butter and honey. This works well for hands and feet and one should make this a routine before going to bed at night. Focus on your lips: A good lip balm keeps moisture in and protects the lips from dryness and cracking. Ensure that you always use a lip balm before applying lipstick. Pick a lip balm that is made with natural ingredients such as ghee and almond oil that will help heal, condition and keep your lips soft and supple. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveProtect yourself from sunlight: Sun rays can be very harmful and make your skin dull. It is essential to apply sun protection cream every day. Pick a sunscreen that is free of complex chemical UV filters and contains natural ingredients such as aloe and almond oil that will soothe, hydrate and protect the skin. Sunscreen is essential to one’s routine and should be used as a daily habit. Don’t forget your hair: Regular blow drying and styling damages your hair and makes it look dull. One should nourish their hair with an oil that contains Amla, Brahmi, Grape Seed Oil and Bhringraj extracts, which softens and strengthens. Wash your hair with a shampoo that cleanses the hair as well as scalp without removing the natural oils and moisture. Complete the routine with a conditioner that is gentle and hydrates the hair. Drink water: Drink water stored overnight in copper vessel as this is positively charged water, imparts a natural glow and curbs free radicals that make the skin age, besides also reducing acne and breakouts.last_img read more

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Cardiac Hybrid Imaging an Effective Tool for Predicting Heart Attacks

first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 July 3, 2018 — Cardiac hybrid imaging with computed tomography (CT) and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-term predictor of adverse cardiac events like heart attacks in patients being evaluated for coronary artery disease, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.Coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) is considered the gold standard for determining the percent of stenosis, or narrowing, due to plaque in a coronary artery. However, the degree of stenosis on ICA is not always an accurate predictor of heart attack risk because it gives no information on perfusion, or the flow of blood into the heart muscle. Inadequate perfusion, also known as ischemia, is a potential danger to the patient.“In lesions with less than 50 percent narrowing, one in five lesions still produce an ischemia,” said study coauthor Philipp A. Kaufmann, M.D., professor and chair of nuclear medicine, and director of cardiac imaging at University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland.Cardiac hybrid imaging combines coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and myocardial perfusion imaging with single photon emission tomography (SPECT) to provide information on both stenosis and perfusion. The approach has shown promise in studies focusing on short-term observations, but information is lacking on long-term outcomes.The research team looked at 428 patients who underwent hybrid imaging. During a median follow-up of 6.8 years, a total of 160 major adverse cardiac events, including 45 deaths, were observed in the final study population. Patients with matched findings — stenosis of 50 percent or more on CCTA with evidence of ischemia on SPECT in the area of the heart to which the blocked vessel was supplying blood — had more than five times the risk of adverse events than those with normal findings. Patients with unmatched findings, or evidence of ischemia but not in the area of the heart being fed by the stenotic artery, had three times the risk. Major adverse cardiac event rates were 21.8 percent for matched findings and 9 percent for unmatched — considerably higher than the 2.4 percent rate for normal findings.The results show that cardiac hybrid imaging is an excellent long-term predictor of adverse cardiac events in patients evaluated for coronary artery disease. Kaufmann said that hybrid imaging findings could help guide treatment decisions, such as whether or not a patient should have a revascularization procedure such as bypass or angioplasty.“In patients with multiple lesions or complex coronary anatomy, it is, in many cases, very difficult to correctly identify the culprit lesion,” he said. “In a previous multicenter trial, with hybrid imaging we were able to see that about one in five patients should be revascularized in another coronary artery than originally planned. The present study now documents the prognostic importance of the comprehensive assessment provided by hybrid imaging.”The study supports CCTA use for an initial, noninvasive evaluation of patients with known or suspected stable coronary artery disease. No additional imaging would be necessary if the results were normal. If a lesion was evident, then clinicians could employ a nuclear scan to assess ischemia and take advantage of both modalities by fusing the results together to make a hybrid image.“The strategy of direct referral to invasive coronary angiography without noninvasive imaging is obsolete,” Kaufmann said. “Even after documenting coronary artery disease with coronary CT angiography, we need further noninvasive evaluation before deciding upon revascularization versus medication.”The researchers hope to run a trial to show that hybrid imaging can have a positive impact on patient outcomes. They are also looking at what they call “triple hybrid” imaging, which combines the CCTA/SPECT hybrid with information on coronary artery shear stress. The shear stress information could help identify lesions that do not yet have an impact on ischemia but will in the future.For more information: www.pubs.rsna.org/journal/radiologyReferenceKaufmann P.A., Pazhenkottil A.P., Benz D.C., et al. “Hybrid SPECT Perfusion Imaging and Coronary CT Angiography: Long-Term Prognostic Value for Cardiovascular Outcomes,” Radiology, July 3, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2018171303 Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The multi-year… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Candy sickens 1080 students in southern Philippines

first_img 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 1,000 students in a southern Philippine province fell ill Friday after eating fruit-flavored candy sold by vendors during their school recess, officials said.Provincial disaster management officer Abel de Guzman said no deaths have been recorded, but at least 1,080 students in southern Surigao del Sur province received emergency treatment after vomiting and complaining of nausea, dizziness, stomach pain and headaches. They were from the capital Tandag and the towns of Cagwait, Tago, Bayabas and Marihatag. Sponsored Stories Top Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Tandag Mayor Roxane Pimentel said some children fell ill minutes after eating the candy flavored with durian, mangosteen and mango that was sold cheaply by vendors.At least seven vendors have been detained in Tandag and Cagwait, she said. No charges were immediately filed.Pimentel said she plans to call a special session of the city council to declare a state of calamity.The students were taken to government hospitals and the provincial capitol building where they were treated by government health workers and private doctors, officials said.“We have not even accounted for those who were taken to private clinics,” Pimentel said.She said it was not immediately clear what was wrong with the candy and samples would be sent for testing.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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SunConnect hightech hotels

first_imgThe new brand had a focus on high-touch innovation, combining compelling digital technology with naturally stunning holiday destinations, allowing guests to stay connected while on holidays. Thomas Cook will launch a new high-technology concept brand – SunConnect – in 2014. The new SunConnect Resorts will be located across Turkey, Cyprus, Gran Canaria, Majorca, Tunisia and Croatia. The new resorts will offer family-friendly rooms, free wi-fi, teen online gaming areas, dining rooms, pools and the ability for guests to book daily activities through their smartphones and tablets. Image: SunConnect Resorts Adding to the success of the Sunprime and Sunwing hotels and continuing its on-going transformation, Thomas Cook will open ten SunConnect Resorts mid-next year. “This isn’t just a rebrand of some of our hotels, it’s about our promise to listen to our customers and provide a high-tech, high-touch experience throughout these new resorts,” Thomas Cook Group chief executive Harriet Green said. Customers will also be supported by a ConnectScout – a web-savvy holiday host who will facilitate digital activities for the whole family such as geocaching and Xbox gaming. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more

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Montcalm luxury hotels launch a smartphone service

first_imgThe Montcalm London Marble Arch has become the first of the Montcalm Hotels to launch ‘Handy’, a smartphone service to bolster their guest offering and promise to connect the disconnected.Guests of The Montcalm London Marble Arch will be able to use Handy devices entirely free of charge, for the entire duration of their stay in the UK capital, enabling them to make local and international calls to destinations including USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and India and access 3G data to use the Internet.In addition, Handy’s tailored service offers over 200 points-of-interest that includes: travel recommendations updated throughout the day, interactive maps, websites and a one-touch reservation option which will include access to all restaurants and major attractions.To protect the guests’ privacy, all personal information and browsing history will be completelycleared from the Handy smartphones when the guest is checked out of the hotel.Due to a high number of overseas business and leisure travellers increasingly struggling with their handheld devices when travelling to the UK, Montcalm has introduced the complimentary Handy smartphone service at The Montcalm London Marble Arch and soon to follow at other Montcalm hotels in the collection.Ramesh Arora, Managing Director of Montcalm Hotels said, “In the digital era, complete mobile connectivity should be a given, so we’re delighted to be the first hotel group in the UK to offer this service with the Handy smartphone. It demonstrates our commitment to putting the customer first by offering them the very best value during their stay, because it means our international guests can stay connected to their world, with our compliments.”last_img read more

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Three large assemblies adorned the Earth Harp Stag

first_imgThree large assemblies adorned the Earth Harp Stage, two of which could be seen during the NBC Pregame Show! February 4, 2015The Arcosanti Vaults and Colly Garden inspired the décor for the NFL Tailgate Party at Super Bowl 49: two large Barrel Vaults accented with 10 foot high fiber-glassed/paper mache bells that captured the look and color of special assemblies, Italian Cypresses and several actual Soleri originals.[photo by Roger Tomalty, text by Mary Hoadley]Abel Alday, Doug Couvert, Mary Hoadley, Scott Riley, Corey Rosen and Roger Tomalty assembled the Soleri Studios display. 10,000 NFL supporters were expected to attend.[the following photos in this report are by Scott Riley, text by Mary Hoadley]last_img

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