LaVar Ball on why son Lonzo is perfect for Lakers: ‘They really don’t have a leader’

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games “Team-wise, the Lakers are a better fit,” the outspoken patriarch said during CSN’s “Celtics Talk” podcast, as relayed by Bleacher Report.“They really don’t have a leader. Boston already went to the playoffs. They have a leader,” he said, pertaining to the Celtics who holds the first selection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDuring an exclusive workout with the Lakers earlier this week, Lonzo said the same thing and described himself as “a leader and a point guard”  that would fill the team’s needs moving forward.READ: Lonzo Ball works out for Lakers, would love to be no. 2 pick 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Cavs, Warriors will get physical as NBA Finals tension boils MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? NBA prospect Lonzo Ball speaks with the media after a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Sports Center on June 7, 2017 in El Segundo, California. Image: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPFollowing several conflicting reports regarding the Los Angeles Lakers’ interest with blue chip prospect Lonzo Ball, his father LaVar once again chimed in on why his son would be better off in Purple and Gold.With the Lakers picking second in the 2017 NBA Draft next week, June 22, LaVar described the former UCLA Bruin as the leader that the team desperately needs.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img The father and son duo, meanwhile, hasn’t been shy at all on airing their preference to stay close to their home in California.“All I said was that my boy is going to play for the Lakers, and I’m going to speak it into existence,” LaVar told ESPN last February. “I want him to be a Laker, but I wasn’t saying he’s only going to play for the Lakers.”It remains unclear whether Lonzo will indeed be a Laker or not, but all eyes will certainly be on him come next Thursday. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:Nike wants Lonzo Ball, but not for father’s asking price of $1BADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Here’s The Best Explanation We’ve Seen For Louisville Coach Bobby Petrino’s Timeout

first_imgBobby Petrino calls an inexplicable timeout vs. Florida State.YouTubeIf you’re like us, you’re still absolutely baffled regarding what happened at the end of the Louisville vs. Auburn game in Atlanta. For those who missed it, Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino called his team’s final timeout with 52 seconds to play, despite Auburn having just been charged with a holding penalty that negated a first down. Here’s video:Well, Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt has the best explanation we’ve seen. Basically, because the run went for a first down, Louisville was forced to accept the holding penalty. Because the penalty was a live-ball foul, the play clock, by rule, was set to 25 seconds, and was to be started on the referee’s signal. By that logic, Petrino made a mistake calling timeout, as only 25 seconds, not 40, would have run off of the clock. Instead, because of the timeout, Auburn ran its third down play, and the play clock then reset at 40 seconds. As Klatt notes, it’s not as huge a mistake as originally thought. But Louisville would have gotten the ball back.To clarify the end of Louisville game…run play went for first down, but holding was called and Louisville had to accept the penalty….— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 5, 2015clock was going to start on the ready for play with 25 second play clock…would have taken the game clock down to around 24 seconds….— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 5, 2015Auburn would have had to punt with 24 seconds left and Louisville would have had their timeout left…thats why Petrino said “I screwed up”— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 5, 2015by taking the timeout before the third down then the play clock after the play was 40 seconds leaving inside of 5 seconds for 4th down— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 5, 2015confusion was surrounding officials announcement that their wasn’t 10 second runoff which applies only to penalties that prevent the snap…— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 5, 2015or intentional grounding and illegal forward passes…holding does not create a 10 second runoff situation…SO, it was ill-advised to take— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 5, 2015the TO but it was not egregious— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 5, 2015It’s certainly a confusing rule, and perhaps one that should be looked at. Either way, the confusion cost Louisville this afternoon.last_img read more

Jerry Garcia Foundation Promotes Butterfly And Bee Preservation

first_imgThe Jerry Garcia Foundation will once again take part in Dead & Company’s Charity Outreach Initiative at the Participation Row Charity Village as part of this summer’s concert tour.Butterfly Study: Watercolor by Jerry GarciaThis year, the nonprofit organization hopes to inspire butterfly garden plantings and interactive art in partnership with the Save Our Monarchs Foundation.The Jerry Garcia Foundation will distribute free butterfly garden seeds and pollinator seeds to the first 300 people at each concert who visit their tent at the Participation Row Charity Village on the concert tour. The audience is invited to participate in a new interactive art project by posting photos of their gardens and nature on the Jerry Garcia Foundation Facebook Page. The photos will be added to a visual art collage and shared on social media with the tags: #SaveOurMonarchs #SaveOurBees #RippleEffect.“Save Our Monarchs has generously donated thousands of Non-GMO milkweed seed packets and pollinator garden seeds to the Jerry Garcia Foundation. We are sharing these seeds in hopes that gardens will be planted to nourish butterfly and bee populations across the US,” said Keelin Garcia, Jerry’s youngest daughter and Co-Founder of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.The Save Our Monarchs Foundation is a grassroots organization devoted to the preservation of the Monarch butterflies, primarily by planting milkweed plants, which are the Monarch caterpillar’s only source of sustenance.Participation Row is a charity outreach program initiated by the nonprofits REVERB and HeadCount. The program invites environmentally and socially responsible organizations to highlight their charitable activities in a tent village at each concert on the tour.“We are grateful to Dead and Company, Reverb and HeadCount for their continued support and the invitation to participate in this charity outreach program. Jerry was an environmentalist who advocated for the preservation of the rainforests and the coral reefs. It is a blessing to continue this work in his honor,” said Manasha Garcia, Jerry’s wife and Co-founder of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.The Jerry Garcia Foundation has invited the following nonprofit partners to attend Participation Row as charity guests: Alive Inside Foundation, Bread and Roses Presents, Fender Music Foundation, Friends of the Uptown, Hard Rock Heals Foundation, HoneyLove Urban Beekeepers, One Percent for the Planet, Playing for Change Foundation, Psylodelic Gallery, Save Our Monarchs Foundation, Shimer College Great Books, WildCare and WhyHunger.The Dead & Company Band features the Grateful Dead musicianship of Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann along with guitarist/vocalist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge, and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.Bob Weir, Grateful Dead Co-Founder, is an advisory board member of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.last_img read more

Where Cheerleading Ranks in Safety Among High School Sports

Cheerleading falls in the middle of the pack. The total concussion rate across all girls sports is 41 concussions per 100,000 competition athlete exposures; cheerleading has a rate that’s about three-tenths of that.But when we factor in concussions accumulated in practice, we see something interesting. In every sport except cheerleading, the rate drops steeply — concussions in practice happen about one-sixth as often as concussions in competition. Cheerleading was the only sport of the 20 surveyed that had a higher risk of concussion in practice (14 per 100,000) than in competition (12 per 100,000).“When we delve into the data more closely, we can actually find out where practice-related concussions are occurring,” Comstock said. “With cheerleading, they’re occurring all over the place. They’re occurring on asphalt, on grass, on tile. And if you think about it, if cheerleading isn’t considered a sport, [it] may not be afforded the same resources — even for practice — as other sports.”Here’s Comstock’s theory on why the injury rate is higher during practice: If cheerleading isn’t officially designated as a sport at a school, there are better odds that the team isn’t practicing on athletic mats and instead setting up in, say, a parking lot or school cafeteria. In competition, however, the students are likely to be on proper mats and therefore less likely to be at risk for getting a concussion. The reports from the 2011 catastrophic injury study at UNC seem to back this up; a high number of the injuries seem to occur both during practice and also as a result of contact with a hard surface.What does that mean? “Recognizing cheerleading as a sport may actually make the sport safer because they should then be given a designated space to practice,” Comstock said. Official sport status means that money, equipment and resources come from schools, not necessarily from the cheerleaders themselves or alternative sources.Is there a difference in concussion and injury rates between the 35 states that have made cheerleading a sport and the 15 that haven’t? We don’t know, because the data doesn’t exist for that kind of determination yet. But Comstock’s team is working on it.Although the raw-injury count in cheerleading may tell a headline-grabbing story, it’s important to look at those numbers in context. Yes, catastrophic injuries happen, as do concussions. But keeping in mind that a lot of kids are cheerleading — and that every day we may take risks that have even grimmer statistics — we can get a better picture of the actual risks involved. Think of a dangerous high school sport, and football is probably the first that comes to mind. You might not think of those students in uniform on the sidelines, cheering for the players.And yet cheerleading isn’t as safe as you might think, which was one of the reasons New York State — following 34 other states and Washington, D.C. — reclassified it as an official school sport last month.Media coverage of the New York decision largely focused on athlete safety — in some cases referring to cheerleading as one of the most dangerous sports. The raw statistic that cheerleading accounts for two-thirds of all catastrophic injuries among female high school athletes was repeated by news outlets across New York.1Consider: New York’s CBS Local, The Buffalo News, the New York State Sportswriters Association, The Wall Street Journal, MyFoxNY, The Suffolk Times, The Daily Gazette, the Times Union, etc. Some, like The Wall Street Journal here, showed an iteration of a chart similar to this:The data for this chart was pulled from the 29th annual report from the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, an independent research body at the University of North Carolina.2This 2011 report, written by Frederick O. Muller of UNC and Robert C. Cantu of Emerson Hospital in Massachusetts, contains a section on cheerleading. The center classifies catastrophic injuries as either “serious,” “nonfatal” or “fatal.” An injury is considered serious when it’s severe but has no ongoing functional disability. For example, a 17-year-old cheerleader in 1998 attempted a back flip, slipped on wet artificial turf and landed on her head, shocking her spinal cord and causing temporary paralysis. Nonfatal injuries lead to permanent disabilities. Fatal injuries need no explanation.But it’s not the raw numbers that should scare people. (These numbers are misleading, as I’ll explain in a bit.) Rather, it’s how these cheerleaders are getting injured that should warrant concern.Cheerleading is different from every other high school sport (for which there is injury-tracking data) in one critical way: More cheerleaders are getting injured during practice than in competition. And that’s why cheerleading’s official designation as a sport could go a long way toward reducing the number of injuries that make it risky.The earliest incarnation of high school cheerleading — think girls in school-letter sweaters and thick skirts encouraging a football team — has morphed into a hypercompetitive and acrobatic institution. And all the flips, throws, jumps and human pyramids have resulted in more injuries. A lot more injuries. That’s why it has been seductive for media organizations to report raw numbers.But it’s the rate of injury that matters.3To determine the rate, we can divide the number of injuries in a given period by the number of participants in that given period, and multiply by 100,000 to determine the injury rate per 100,000 participants.A rate makes a world of difference in how people interpret dangers and risks. For example, if I told you there were 179 unprovoked shark attacks in the U.S. from 2006 to 2010, you might get frightened. But when I turn that into a rate — by factoring in that 200 million people visit beaches every year, and they visit multiple times — it shows that the probability of being attacked by a shark is one in 11.5 million. That’s much less frightening.Similarly, when we factor in how many high-schoolers are participating in cheerleading, we get a different perspective on “the most dangerous sport” narrative.4Finding participation numbers for cheerleading isn’t easy, especially because for decades, it wasn’t considered a sport (and still isn’t in many states) and thus keeping a tally on athletes wasn’t necessarily required. The authors of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research report admitted difficulty in finding an accurate number of competitive cheerleaders, which is crucial for determining a rate.The authors of the report I referred to earlier cited two participation numbers in cheerleading. A 2009 news release by the National Federation of State High School Associations said there were 400,000 high school cheerleaders in the U.S. (The number, however, didn’t distinguish between competitive and noncompetitive cheerleaders.) A 2010-11 high school participation survey showed significantly lower participation: 96,718 girls and 2,846 boys for a total of nearly 100,000 participants in competitive cheerleading squads.The authors decided to go with the 100,000 count in estimating the rate of injury. Because there was one catastrophic injury that school year, they said the effective rate was one catastrophic injury per 100,000 participants. Had they gone with the more inclusive estimate, they would get 0.25 catastrophic injuries per 100,000 participants. A couple of years earlier, study co-author Frederick Mueller told The Washington Post that he estimated the rate from 1982 to 2007 to be 2.68 catastrophic injuries per 100,000 high school participants, a figure derived by dividing the 67 known catastrophic injuries by an estimate of 2.5 million high school cheerleaders over the 25 years. Compare those rates with these other high school sports:It’s crucial to get perspective on these numbers. Let’s assume that Mueller’s estimate — 2.68 catastrophic injuries for every 100,000 high school cheerleaders — is accurate. In comparison, each year 17.9 of every 100,000 New York state residents are hospitalized for traffic-related pedestrian injuries — nearly seven times higher than the upper-bound catastrophic-injury rate for high school cheerleaders. So, even if cheerleading is the most dangerous high school sport, it might be less dangerous than walking to work.But what about more common, non-catastrophic injuries, like concussions?Dawn Comstock, a professor at the Colorado School of Public Health in Denver, runs High School RIO, a national database that has monitored 20 high school sports since 2005. She referred me to a 2012 paper published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. The paper, based on High School RIO data, looked at concussions among high school athletes — where they occurred (in practice or competition) and in what sport — as well as participation rates during the 2008-10 school years. The finding?“Cheerleading is not nearly as dangerous a sport as some of the previous research painted it to be,” Comstock said. “It has the 10th-highest concussion rate of the 20.”Concussions are a compelling data set for tracking the dangers of a sport because they’re relatively common, and yet they’re severe enough to be reported (as opposed to, say, sprains and strains). But they often don’t have long-term impact. Here are the competition concussion rates per 100,000 athlete exposures:5An athlete exposure is defined as one athlete participating in one game or practice. Boys Volleyball was not included in the chart because no concussions were reported. read more

Tennis Is Growing Old With Federer Nadal And The Williams Sisters

Today’s tennis fans are spoiled. They have watched Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, four of the best tennis players of all time, dominate the sport for a decade, winning a combined total of 60 majors in their careers. Now the four are old by the sport’s historical standards — all are at least 30, and only Nadal is under 35 — but instead of fading away like their predecessors, they’ve dragged the sport along with them. This weekend’s Australian Open finals are Grand Slam showcases of their longevity: Williams vs. Williams IX on Saturday and Federer vs. Nadal IX on Sunday. The mid-30s is past closing time for most tennis greats, and all four have declined. Combined they’ve won just one title at the last five majors. But they’ve remained remarkably competitive, regularly beating their younger peers and threatening to go all the way once more. Two of them will do so this weekend. Federer and Nadal benefited from early exits by No. 1 Andy Murray and No. 2 Novak Djokovic but also knocked out five of the top 10 seeds themselves. The Williams sisters had easier paths to the final, after many of their inconsistent younger rivals lost early. All four have looked like their best selves for long stretches at this tournament, outplaying and outlasting younger opponents.Now Serena Williams will go for an Open-era record 23rd major title, while Venus will seek her eighth, and her first since 2008. Federer will try to extend his lead over Nadal in the career major title count to four; Nadal will try to narrow it to two.By historical standards, what Nadal is doing is remarkable; what the other three are doing is almost unheard of. Federer is the oldest men’s Grand Slam finalist since Ken Rosewall more than 40 years ago. Whichever Williams sister wins will be the oldest woman to do so in the Open era, surpassing Serena’s record, first set at Wimbledon in 2015 and extended in last year’s Wimbledon.How are they defying the laws of aging? Partly, the sport has aged around them. Veterans have gotten smarter about diet, conditioning, practice and scheduling. Their biggest rivals (Angelique Kerber, Maria Sharapova, Murray and Djokovic) are themselves 29. None of them made the semifinals in Australia (Sharapova is serving a doping suspension that ends in April), but two of the other four players who did are in their 30s; the other two are 25. The next generation of players hasn’t broken through.But in large part, the four greats are the reason tennis has aged. When they were young, they dominated, and tennis seemed young. Now they’re old — and tennis is, too. All-time greats, even after they’ve been diminished by age, often remain great, as did Peyton Manning, Wilt Chamberlain and Hank Aaron. Tennis’s oldsters remain four of the main faces of the sport. Federer by himself has accomplished about as much at majors since turning 32 as has every man 27 and younger combined. By contrast, the average age of men’s major semifinalists was under 27 each year from 1987 to 2011.Andy Roddick provides an instructive contrast. He’s a year younger than Federer and has 16 fewer Grand Slams, yet he retired more than four years ago, unable to continue competing at the very top of the sport. At a press conference in Australia this week about his induction into the sport’s hall of fame, Roddick marveled that his peers were still going. “What Roger’s doing and maintaining at 35 years old, what Venus and Serena are still doing …,” Roddick said. “Everyone here is going to talk about it in every story they write for the rest of this tournament, and I still don’t know if that’s enough. It’s pretty amazing.”There’s no guarantee that this will last. No one can spot the last hurrah in advance. Rod Laver won all four majors in 1969, the year he turned 31 — and then never reached another major semifinal. Andre Agassi, at age 35, led Federer in the 2005 U.S. Open final and then never reached another major fourth round and retired a year later. Martina Navratilova reached the 1994 Wimbledon final at age 37 and then played just two more majors in a brief comeback bid a decade later. But there isn’t much sense in writing off any of this weekend’s finalists. Others have done so before and turned out to be way premature.After clinching her spot in the final, Venus Williams said aging has been good for the sport, which gets to keep its headliners headlining finals for longer. “I think people realize this is an amazing job, so it’s best to keep it,” she said at a press conference. “I think this generation is going to inspire the rest of the generations to, obviously, play a schedule that’s achievable, sustainable, and that you can play Grand Slam tennis for a long time. This is beautiful for the game because it will be able to retain its stars for a long time, which is a great business model.” After all, no matchups are easier to market than Williams vs. Williams and Federer vs. Nadal. read more

Healthy Buckeyes seek revenge

Injuries are never beneficial to any team. At times, however, they can have a funny effect.In the case of the Ohio State men’s basketball team, injuries, both this season and last, have allowed the Buckeyes to come together in times of despair. It has also allowed players who usually wouldn’t get playing opportunities to gain experience.With a highly anticipated matchup against No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday, the Buckeyes remember the beat down they received from the Mountaineers last season.One difference, however, is that OSU faced injuries shortly before last year’s matchup with West Virginia. This season, it appears they have successfully come back from one.The Buckeyes started 9-0 last season before losing forward David Lighty to a foot injury against Jacksonville.Reeling from his injury, and trying to find players to replace him, OSU staggered into the matchup with WVU and was pounded, 76-48.For this season’s matchup, OSU is finally healthy, and these injuries might have given the Buckeyes their best chance at revenge against their boarding opponent.When Lighty went down with a broken foot, the Buckeyes were in desperate need of a leader.Insert Evan Turner.The guard quickly became the team’s most prolific player and hasn’t stopped since. Having to lead the Buckeyes made Turner grow up fast under fire. As for the void in playing time, that was filled by freshman guard William Buford.Buford used his extended playing time to have a promising first season.Coach Thad Matta seems to share the sentiment that even in traumatic situations, a team can get better and grow.“I use William [Buford] as a good example,” Matta said. “When David [Lighty] went down, it was the situation of, ‘Hey Will, you just went from playing 20 minutes to 35 minutes whether you like it or not,’ and I thought he had a great freshman year. Really across the board I thought we’ve done a really good job.”After three consecutive wins in conference, it looks as if the Buckeyes have hit their stride as they prepare for a rematch with the Mountaineers.Matta said OSU is clearly deeper, and guys such as seniors P.J. Hill and Jeremie Simmons add depth and experience this season, since they started last year.“Obviously we would have loved having Evan [Turner] all the games this year,” junior guard Jon Diebler said. “It forces guys to elevate their game especially in aspects that maybe they aren’t used to doing.“But now that he’s back, to keep playing at the level we’re at and adding a guy who is one of the best players in the country … you know it’s just a good feeling.”Getting Turner back and having him play at such a high level again is a bonus for an Ohio State team that has quickly positioned itself back in the thick of the Big Ten.Things seem to finally be falling back into place for the Buckeyes. Luckily, their most important games are still ahead of them.“I think we obviously had to step up our game,” junior center Dallas Lauderdale said. “I don’t think we wanted to fall back and be complacent. We wanted to keep our game at a high level.” read more

Mascherano equals Zanetti as Argentinas mostcapped player

first_imgJavier Mascherano made his 143rd international appearance for Argentina in Tuesday’s 4-0 win against Haiti and equalled Javier Zanetti as the nation’s most-capped playerThe former Barcelona defender was honoured before the start of the match at Buenos Aires and was one of only five players in the line-up that was also part of the 6-1 humiliation against Spain in March with Gonzalo Higuain, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico and Giovani Lo Celso also being retained by head coach Jorge Sampaoli.?????? @Mascherano recognized for making his 143rd @Argentina cap tonigh, tying him for most all-time in the country’s illustrious history. pic.twitter.com/CP2YU4Gr5R— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) May 29, 2018Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…Mascherano made his debut at international level for Argentina in 2003 in a friendly against Uruguay and is set to take part in his fourth World Cup this summer in Russia.The 33-year-old left Barcelona for Chinese club Hebei China Fortune back in January and scored his first goal for the club in a Chinese FA Cup game against Shandong Luneng Taishan on May 2.Argentina now fly to Barcelona to prepare for World Cup matches against Iceland on June 16, Croatia on June 21 and Nigeria on June 26.last_img read more

Ballon dOr round 2 between Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann

first_imgThis Wednesday we get the second round in the Ballon d’Or race between Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann. We got a great match this Wednesday for all of you, the European Supercup between Real Madrid and Atletico will take place, and we are excited for the second round of the Ballon d’Or race between Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann. Yes, you read correctly. We are convinced that this season will be the first one that doesn’t have Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo as the Ballon d’Or winner and we think that Luka and Antoine will take their place as the first player to win it ten years after a long reign from both giants. Neither Cristiano not Lio were able to win the World Cup with their national teams this summer, plus France won the competition and the Ballon d’Or is delivered by French magazine ‘France Football’. It really is a no-brainer.? ¡Nuestros 29 convocados para la Supercopa de Europa! #RMSuperCup pic.twitter.com/7LFy5IUaoL— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 13, 2018In fact, we actually think that there is even a small chance of Leo Messi not even getting into the podium of this year’s award and Cristiano Ronaldo finishing third in the voting. If this happens it would really be a huge change in the football landscape, we could very well be on the brink a new era in which other players are considered to win the coveted award instead of that duopoly dominated by M10 and CR7. But in order to get that result by the end of the season and see a different player being recognized with the Ballon d’Or, first we need either Luka Modric or Antoine Griezmann to deliver more consistent performances apart from the World Cup they had where the French forward won the collective accolade and Modric got the individual recognition as the best player in the competition.? Tallin. ? Un derbi. ? La #Supercopa en juego.¡VAMOS, ATLETI! ?⚪??#AúpaAtleti #RealMadridAtleti pic.twitter.com/3JDL9ZGigL— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 14, 2018Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Modric and Griezmann’s best aspects to win the Ballon d’Or.Now, to have a better understanding of how great of a chance each of these players have to actually win the individual award by the end of the season, first we have to take a look at what each of them accomplished with their club and country. Antoine Griezmann has the better shot at the prize because of the two group trophies he got with Atletico Madrid and France, he won the World Cup with his national team and the UEFA Europa League with the Colchoneros by scoring goals in each of the two finals. That alone could be the deciding factor for Antoine to win the award, but Modric also completed an outstanding season with both Real Madrid and the Croatia National Team.Ne lâchez rien !! ???? pic.twitter.com/096kRlZDrJ— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) July 21, 2018The Croatian midfielder was not only the best player in the World Cup, he also made the case to be considered the best midfielder of 2018 given the various accomplishments he had with Real Madrid and also leading his country to a World Cup final as a true underdog of the competition. With Los Blancos this season, Luka Modric wasn’t able to take his team to win La Liga or the Copa del Rey, but he had a fantastic Champions League season where he won the third consecutive playing for Los Blancos after they defeated Liverpool in the final. Modric played fantastic football alongside German midfielder Toni Kroos with Real Madrid, this leaves today’s European Supercup performance with everything still in play and it gives both players a chance to make a case for themselves in from of all the Ballon d’Or voters.Back to work! ⚽️? pic.twitter.com/c3mAvc93VO— Luka Modrić (@lukamodric10) August 10, 2018Who do you think has a better chance at winning the Ballon d’Or, Luka Modric or Antoine Griezmann? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Ronaldo doubts Neymar will play for Real Madrid

first_imgDuring an interview this Thursday the Brazilian legend opened up about everything, but he revealed that he doubts Neymar will ever play for Real Madrid.Every time we get a chance to hear Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario is a good day, he recently gave Diario AS from Spain an interview in which he revealed some very interesting information about Neymar possibly going to Real Madrid. To those who don’t know, Ronaldo’s company 9nine has 20% of Neymar’s image rights and they usually have sensitive information in regards to the PSG player’s future. So this interview was most important to know for sure if Real Madrid is actually going after the former Barcelona player or not, but it wasn’t easy for the interviewer to get information from the Brazilian legend because he knows how to take care of his clients very well. During the long interview, Ronaldo Nazario talked about Real Madrid’s life after Cristiano, his legacy in football, and he also spoke about that sensitive subject in regards to Neymar’s future as either a Real Madrid or a PSG player.the KING ? @KingJames pic.twitter.com/YEmSYN6AyX— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) August 30, 2018The Brazilian legend was first questioned about Real Madrid’s chances to fight for trophies this season and he believes they will remain competitive despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure: “For me, Real Madrid is still favorite because if there is a club that is always favorite to win everything, that club is Real Madrid which has won the last 4 out of 5 Champions. They are just as favorite as before. It will always be Madrid, a club with a long tradition and even more so in this competition. Barça is also a candidate. The English clubs have gotten some very interesting signings this summer, but they are just not on the same level as Madrid or Barça. I hope Bale is the one who scores the goals now that Cristiano is not around, Real Madrid will always have players who can score goals. If one of them is not around, it has to be another because that’s how the team must work. A squad is not only one player even if he looks more competitive than his teammates, you have to work as a collective,” said Ronaldo.Ronaldo Nazário: “Imagina una Selección con nosotros dos en el ataque… Cuántos goles habríamos marcado juntos. Ahora es tu turno, Neymar”. ??? pic.twitter.com/HjEfv0gzU1— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) December 24, 2017The former Brazil international finally touched on the Neymar subject and revealed some very interesting information and he also spoke a little about Kylian Mbappé’s rise to stardom: “The whole Neymar to Real Madrid situation is not that clear, the interest from either side has never been so clear to me at least. I think Madrid can be interested in every great player, they are always keeping an eye out for the best. If you ask ten clubs if they want Neymar, 9 of them will say they do. But that is very different from actually being an offer for him, I just don’t think there is right now. We can’t play with the fans’ feelings over this. I don’t think the deal is very convenient and I don’t think there even was a negotiation but there was always information coming from the outside. Neymar’s World Cup performance wasn’t good, it wasn’t a great month for him. Mbappé still needs to improve to be compared with Neymar, Messi or Cristiano, but he does have great potential. He is very good, has a lot of speed and versatility. PSG have a great squad, but they need a lot more than just great players to win the Champions League,” said the Brazilian.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.¡FENÓMENO! ?Ronaldo Nazario ?? el único jugador en anotar en El Clásico portando la playera del Barcelona y la de Real Madrid.También en hacer gol en el Derby de Milan con el jersey de Inter y AC Milan. pic.twitter.com/5sps3GAZNL— Mente Futbolera (@somoslamente) August 23, 2018To close with this amazing interview, Ronaldo touched on another sensitive subject that has to do with the injuries that prevented him to stay on that insane level of competition by the end of the nineties. The Brazilian legend doesn’t regret anything that happened throughout his career and he thinks it’s not healthy to think about the past and what could’ve been if he hadn’t picked up those two horrible knee injuries: “I have no problem with not winning the Champions League during my career, that motivated me to try and win it for many years and it made me a better player. I’m still very happy for everything I achieved during my career. I could think about what could’ve been if I hadn’t gotten injured, but I just don’t want to. I used to always look for a reason why it happened to me but that’s what destiny had for me, it helped me become a better person and know myself a lot better. I fought to get back after the injury but then another one came and that’s what happened. I’m not complaining about anything. If it hadn’t happened to me, I don’t think I would’ve been a better player,” he finished.Día de @ChampionsLeague en Mónaco para @Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/x40PIbA2KP— David Espinar (@despinar) August 30, 2018Do you think Ronaldo is hiding information he knows about Neymar or is he telling the truth? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Lewandowski I could see myself ending my career at Bayern Munich

first_imgRobert Lewandowski is not thinking about leaving Bayern Munich anytime soon, despite being linked with lucrative moves away from the clubThe Polish striker is highly-rated within the football world following an impressive eight years in Germany with both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern.In fact, Lewandowski has scored 190 goals in 273 Bundesliga games and is just another four goals shy of equaling Bayern legend Claudio Pizarro as the league’s fifth-highest scorer.Despite having been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain over the past year, Lewandowski announced he only identifies with Bayern.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“There’s a very good chance I’ll be here for a long time yet,” Lewandowski told Sport Bild.“I’m not thinking about going anywhere else. Since putting the rumours to rest, my heart has been 100 per cent with Bayern.“I fully identify with the club. I could definitely see myself ending my career at Bayern.”Lewandowski, who has already scored 22 goals in 24 appearances across all competitions this season, is contracted at Bayern until 2021.last_img read more

Public Invited to DrBernard Nottage Funeral

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 12th 2017: Cabinet says the public has been invited to attend the official funeral for former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, Dr.Bernard Nottage. The funeral service is carded to take place at the St. Agnes Church, Baillou Hill Road this Friday at 11am. This will be followed by the Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums, located along JFK Drive.On Thursday, the body will lie-in-state in the foyer of the House of Assembly, Parliament Square, from 9am until the body departs for the church on Friday. However, viewing for the general public will be from 12 noon til 6pm on Thursday. Dr.Nottage passed away on June 30th, after being airlifted to a hospital in Florida. #MagneticMediaNews#PublicInvitedToDrBernardNottageFuneral Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Week In Review 917921

first_imgMonday 9/17Audio PlayerMonday-0921.mp3VmMonday-0921.mp300:00RPdSalmon Forum Highlights Habitat Protection, Test Of The Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed, HEA Anticipates Another Rate Increase, No Injuries Reported In Small Plane Crash Off Funny River Road Friday 9/21Audio PlayerFriday-0921.mp3VmFriday-0921.mp300:00RPdGovernor Opposes Confirmation Of Brett Kavanaugh, Navarre Takes Leave Of Absence To Campaign For Walker, August Employment Down 0.6 Percent From Last Year, City Of Kenai Moves Forward With Plans For Dog Park Tuesday 9/18Audio Player0922.mp3Vm0922.mp300:00RPdDolly Varden & Swanson Landing Campground Temporarily Closed, 2018 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Winner Announced, Refuge Wood Cutting Permit Areas Open, Mayor Proclaims ‘Clem Tillion Day’ On The Kenai Peninsula Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week.center_img Thursday 9/20Audio PlayerThursday-0920.mp3VmThursday-0920.mp300:00RPdPermits Available For Cook Inlet Tanner Crab Fishery, Delta Increased Checked Bag Fee To $30, KNWR Opening Ceremony For Marsh Lake Trail, Borough Landfills Once A Week Closure Starts Next Month, 20-Year-Old Arrested In Drunk Driving Incident Wednesday 9/19Audio PlayerWednesday-0923.mp3VmWednesday-0923.mp300:00RPdBP Released Economic Impact Report For Alaska, Time For Right-Of-Way Winter Preparation, DEC Finds Bacteria Levels Below State Standard On Kenai River Beaches, Advisory: Skilak Glacier Dammed Lake Is Releasinglast_img read more

Houstons Response To Charlottesville Violence

first_img Share Michael Hagerty | Houston Public MediaHundreds rallied at City Hall on Sunday August 13th, 2017, speaking out against extremists after violent clashes over a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, ended up with 3 dead and dozens of injured.Hundreds turned out for a rally in front of Houston City Hall Sunday night (Aug. 13, 2017).  They came to support the victims of violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday.One woman was killed and several more were injured, including Natalie Romero, 20, a Houston woman who is currently recovering in a Virginia hospital after sustaining injuries when a car plowed into a group of protesters. The man accused, James Alex Fields, Jr., is suspected of driving his car into the crowd of protesters and was set to appear in court today.We hear some reactions to the violence from those who attended the rally on Sunday evening. Then, we talk with one of the rally’s organizers, Daniel Cohen, founder of Indivisible Houston.And we speak with Dr. David Branham, professor of political science at the University of Houston-Downtown to consider the ramifications for the White House.– / 6last_img read more

Prosecutor Files Charge in Police Shooting of Black Man

first_imgBy Jonathan Mattise, The Associated PressA White Tennessee police officer was charged with criminal homicide Sept. 26 after surveillance footage appeared to show him chasing a Black man and opening fire as the man fled from the officer in July.And a newly released arrest affidavit says the officer was looking for a reason to stop a white sedan, later mistakenly zeroed in on another car and then killed the armed fleeing man without knowing who he was or whether he was connected to either vehicle.Nashville police officer Andrew Delke leaves after being booked on a homicide charge in the death of Daniel Hambrick, Sept. 27 in Nashville, Tenn. (Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP)Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk said Sept. 26 that he requested a warrant to charge officer Andrew Delke in the death of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick. A General Sessions judge found probable cause and signed Delke’s arrest warrant after a magistrate judge ruled earlier Sept. 26  that there wasn’t enough evidence.The incident reignited questions about policing of Nashville’s Black community. The outcry has stirred enough support to place a question on the city’s November ballot about creating a citizen oversight board for the police force.Delke’s attorney, David Raybin, said Delke is out on $25,000 bail, will plead not guilty and his attorneys plan to “vigorously defend this case and put this matter to a jury.”Nashville Fraternal Order of Police President James Smallwood was shown in a video on the organization’s Facebook page condemning the charge.“This case is a politically inspired rush to judgment,” Smallwood said. “This is not a case of an innocent, unarmed civilian shot for no reason.”The video from a nearby school released last month shows the 25-year-old officer chase and shoot Hambrick on July 26 as Hambrick fled on a sidewalk near an apartment complex.According to the arrest affidavit presented in court, Delke was tailing a white sedan while looking for stolen vehicles and known juvenile offenders, but found the car wasn’t stolen. He “continued to follow to see if he could develop a reason to stop the Impala,” and never saw the driver or determined how many people were inside, it says.Delke turned on his emergency lights as the car pulled onto the interstate, but followed policy and didn’t pursue. Instead, he followed from a distance, the affidavit says. Eventually, Delke lost track of the car and pulled into an apartment parking lot and mistook a different white four-door sedan for the one he was seeking, it says. Several people were in the area as Delke stopped nearby, one of them Hambrick, who began to run, the affidavit says.Delke chased Hambrick and yelled at him to stop, though the officer didn’t know the fleeing man’s identity, the affidavit says. Delke believed Hambrick may have been connected to the car Delke misidentified, but didn’t know for sure, the affidavit says.Delke saw a gun in Hambrick’s hand as the chase continued, and Hambrick wouldn’t drop it despite Delke’s instructions, the affidavit says. Delke “stopped, assumed a firing position, and aimed his service weapon,” firing four times, it says. One shot hit Hambrick’s back, another his torso and a third the back of his head. The fourth shot missed him.Funk said the charging method lets the case be presented in open court as transparently as possible, since grand jury proceedings are secret. The case will be presented to a judge, who will decide whether to send it to a grand jury.Nashville Mayor David Briley, who announced a comprehensive review of policing procedures when the video was released publicly last month, said he fully supports the police, but officers must account for their actions when they have been accused of misconduct.“In August, I spoke with Daniel Hambrick’s mother to express my condolences for her loss,” Briley said in a statement. “I assured her that we would show respect for the life of her son, because his life mattered. At that time, Ms. Hambrick asked for justice for Daniel. The District Attorney’s decision to file charges in this case is a necessary step toward that end.”American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee Executive Director Hedy Weinberg called Delke’s arrest a “crucial first step in setting the wheels of accountability and justice in motion,” while cautioning that Delke must receive due process.Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson offered condolences to Hambrick’s family. He also said the shooting will impact Delke and his family forever.Anderson said he respects the justice system in Davidson County and the state.He said because of Thursday’s action, Delke has been decommissioned, which means he has had to turn over his gun but is working at a desk job and is still getting paid.Raybin, Delke’s attorney, said the officer was “following the law and his training” and was protecting himself, other officers on the way, and the public.NAACP Tennessee State Conference President Gloria Sweet-Love said that if Delke is convicted, then real justice will be served.“When you kill a young Black boy, you are killing a young citizen and you are making it difficult for us to live as one,” Sweet-Love said Sept. 26.____Kimberlee Kruesi in Nashville contributed to this report.last_img read more

Lele Pons Signs With Universal Music Groups 1022 pm Label

first_imgDigital superstar, actor and singer Lele Pons has signed an exclusive global recording agreement with Universal Music Group’s 10:22 pm.In announcing the deal, the music company said UMG and 10:22 pm will work with Shots Studios, which also represents Pons as a production and management company, to develop her music recording career.On Friday, Aug. 17, UMG will release Pons’ first single under the new partnership, “Celoso” (“Jealousy”), with what the company said will be “extensive planned support” from all major streaming platforms. The release of “Celoso” follows on the success of Pons’ first-ever music release “Dicen,” a duet released earlier this summer with Transcend.ent/Universal Music Latino artist Matt Hunter.“Music has always meant so much to me and this opportunity can help me push myself to take the next step as an artist,” Pons said in a statement. “I feel great about joining the Universal Music family because they understand what I want to do musically and creatively.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img In just three months, “Dicen” surpassed 100 million views on YouTube, achieved platinum certification through the RIAA’s Latin Program, and also hit Spotify’s Top 3 Latin music playlists. She also has collaborated in videos with such artists as Justin Bieber, Marshmello, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Anitta and Zedd.“Lele is the modern definition of a triple threat,” Celine Joshua, who founded and oversees 10:22 pm, said in a statement. “She is a global entertainer who attracts tens of millions of viewers through digital screens. For anyone who has followed Lele’s career, music and dance are at the core of her storytelling and I’m honored to work alongside [Shots Studios co-founders] John and Sam Shahidi to expand her already passionate fanbase through music, premium content and consumer products.”Joshua joined UMG this past February after executive posts at Sony’s Epic Records and Disney.The 22-year-old Pons, a Latin-Italian native of Venezuela who moved to Miami as a young child, is one of the world’s biggest Latina digital entertainers across multiple platforms. She has over 26 million followers on Instagram — and she ranked as the most-viewed Instagram Stories producer in 2017 — and has more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube, with videos on her channel garnering over 110 million monthly views.“Lele is a Swiss Army knife of entertainment,” said Sam Shahidi. “She is an amazing actor, director, writer, dancer, singer. All of us at Shots Studios are excited about the partnership with Celine Joshua, 10:22 pm, and the entire UMG family on making music the next chapter of Lele’s career.”Added John Shahidi, “The teams at UMG and 10:22 pm have been great to work with. They understand Lele’s vision of music and content, so it’s become a great fit and another great way to take her career to another level.”Pons is repped by WME and managed by John Shahidi.In May, Pons was announced as the new host of Televisa’s “La Voz México,” the Mexican version of “The Voice” singing competition. Most recently, Pons appeared on Fox’s 2018 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (Aug. 12), where she and co-host Nick Cannon joined “Dance Moms” star JoJo Siwa for a dance routine on the giant bed frame that Bebe Rexha used to perform “I’m a Mess.”last_img read more

Samsung defends Android Galaxy S3 PenTile display

first_img © 2012 Phys.Org Citation: Samsung defends Android Galaxy S3 PenTile display (2012, May 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-samsung-defends-android-galaxy-s3.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) — So what’s a hot new Galaxy S3 smartphone doing with a PenTile AMOLED display like this? That is a question that surprised developers and smartphone blog sites earlier this month when Samsung announced in London its new Galaxy S3 with a 4.8-inch 720p resolution display that uses a PenTile subpixel layout. Expectations were that the Galaxy S3 would carry another type of upgraded display The PenTile design had drawn disappointed reviews when it had earlier appeared on the Galaxy Nexus phone. This week, however, a Samsung spokesperson stepped forward to explain why PenTile was still chosen: Samsung wants the S3 phone displays to last longer. Samsung’s Philip Berne, a marketing manager, discussed the PenTile instead of RGB matrix decision. (RGB stands for “red green blue,” referring to the subpixel matrix used in displays. The PenTile pixel system uses sub-pixels in a different formation than do RGB displays.)Berne told MobileBurn that the choice came down to durability and longevity. Samsung, he said, determined that PenTile AMOLED displays have proven to be more reliable than those with RGB layouts. Displays that use AMOLED technology have a tendency to deteriorate over time. Blue subpixels on AMOLED displays degrade the fastest, quicker than the red or green subpixels. With a PenTile layout, the subpixels are arranged RGBG (red, green, blue, green), so they feature more green subpixels and fewer red or blue subpixels than an RGB format.As a result, AMOLED displays with a PenTile layout have a longer lifespan than those with RGB layouts. Those who have panned the PenTile arrangement in the past complained that the screen does not look as crisp as an RGB display and that, with the PenTile display, images may appear fuzzy around the edges. Berne, however, pointed out in MobileBurn that improvements were made. He said that, in comparison with the 4.65-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen on the Google Galaxy Nexus, the Samsung 4.8-inch display on the Galaxy S3 features smaller gaps in its subpixel matrix, to minimize fringing effects in a PenTile layout.Still, it seems that the PenTile decision this week has generated mixed reactions, if not emotions, from smartphone bloggers and developers. “No plus here,“ was one reaction to the news that the panel is featuring a PenTile RBGB pixel arrangement. Another comment was “Nice processor, shame about the PenTile.” Longevity may be a bigger plus, however, for average Samsung consumers than for a more demanding, pixel-sensitive, user base. What’s more, favorable reactions among Samsung Galaxy S3 reviewers were also forthcoming. They said they found no problem created by the display design.“We really could not see any issues with the screen,” wrote Dan Seifert in MobileBurn. Elsewhere, several Android forum contributors said that PenTile effects can only be seen if you are really looking for them. Samsung demonstrates 10.1-inch, 300dpi WQXGA penTile RGBW prototype tablet displaylast_img read more

Ways to maintain good eyesight

first_imgIt’s the age of technology and we are more than ever using our eyes to check our phones, computer screens, gaming consoles and televisions, which can lead to eye fatigue. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and more to take care of eyes, suggest experts. Sanjay Verma, Head Of Department, Ophthalmology, Paras Hospitals, Gurugram and K. Bhujang Shetty, Chairman and Managing Director, Narayana Nethralaya, Bengaluru, advise to follow some simple steps: Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* Adequate sleep is essential for eye health and allows the eyes to repair and recover. Eight hours of sound sleep at night will go a long way in attaining better visual quality. * Our eyes require multiple nutrients to function optimally. Vitamins and minerals along with green leafy vegetables and protein sources help to keep the eyes strong and sharp.* Regular exercise not only keeps your body fit but makes your eyes healthy as well by pumping more blood and oxygen to your eyes. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* A majority of office jobs require constant and direct glaring at the computer screen, making it difficult for your eyes. Make sure to take a break, every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds. * Regular physical exam at least twice a year will keep you aware and helps to take necessary action in time.* Keep your eyes protected from exposure to harmful UV rays.last_img read more

Rep Griffin sets May indistrict office hours

first_img State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during office hours across her district.“Office hours are a great way to talk about the issues affecting our local communities,” Rep. Griffin said. “I hope you’ll take the opportunity to join me and share what’s on your mind.”Rep. Griffin will be available Friday, May 17 at the following times and locations:11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hartford City Hall, 19 W. Main St. in Hartford;1 to 2 p.m. at the South Haven Library, 314 Broadway St. in South Haven; and3 to 4 p.m. at Cooper Township Hall, 1590 D Ave. W. in Kalamazoo.No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend at the scheduled times but would like an opportunity to talk with Rep. Griffin may call her office at (517) 373-0839 or email BethGriffin@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Griffin News 13May Rep. Griffin sets May in-district office hourslast_img read more

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has named Erik Sch

first_imgPay TV operator Sky Deutschland has named Erik Schneider as vice-president, customer service. Schneider, who will be charged with direction of Sky’s service centre, will report to Euan Smith, executive vice-president of product and operations.Schneider previously worked for consulting, system integration and managed services specialist Live Reply. He has also worked for Telefónica O2 in Munich, and for General Electric.last_img

Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo has added SPI Inte

first_imgBulgarian cable operator Blizoo has added SPI International’s FilmBox HD channel to its line-up.FilmBox HD features a variety of movie genres including dramas, comedies, thrillers and horror movies as well as TV series. Blizoo is offering FilmBox HD in its Extra, Premium and Champion TV packages.“Bulgaria remains one of our high-priority markets in CEE. We are excited to partner with Blizoo, the leading cable operator in Bulgaria and to bring FilmBox HD with its top movie content to Blizoo subscribers,” said Berk Uziyel, executive director of Filmbox International.“Blizoo as a company always strives to provide its users with quality content. We believe that our new proposal FilmBox will respond more fully to the expectations of the customers who always want the best on the market. Our goal is to offer reliable products to create unforgettable experiences for consumers,” said Blizoo.last_img read more