Juventus 15Cagliari12-129 Crotone’s players celebrate after beating Fiorentina. Photograph: Albano Angilletta/AP 14Genoa12-69 Twitter The debate about how many clubs should compete in Serie A never really went away. Italian football’s top division has expanded and contracted many times in almost 90 years of existence. At its smallest, it has contained only 16 teams, and at its largest, an awkward 21.Right now, we are back at 20 but there has been a growing clamour to reduce that figure. The Italian Football Federation’s own president, Carlo Tavecchio, has repeatedly stated his belief that 18 teams would be “perfect”. On the evidence of this season so far, you could make a case for more swingeing cuts.Serie A’s top five teams might even be taking matters into their own hands, as they establish what has effectively become a closed mini-league. Napoli, Inter, Juventus, Lazio and Roma have played 53 games between them and won 44 of those. But if you exclude matches against one another, then they have dropped only six points combined. 8AC Milan11016 Gonzalo Higuaín celebrates after scoring against Milan. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images Twitter 5Roma101224 Pinterest Share on Messenger Facebook Serie A European club football Sportblog PosTeamPGDPts Share on Pinterest 18Sassuolo11-138 blogposts 19Verona10-166 Share on WhatsApp 3Lazio111928 7Fiorentina11616 9Torino11-216 10Atalanta12115 12Bologna11-314 11Chievo11-515 6Sampdoria111123 17SPAL11-108 13Udinese11-412 Topics Share via Email Read more • They might not quite have the quality to hang in the chase for Champions League places, but Sampdoria are having a remarkable season on their own terms. After thrashing Chievo, they have now won five home games in a row for the first time since 1991.• A timely win for Torino, even if team president Urbano Cairo insists he had never considered firing Sinisa Mihajlovic, a prospect widely mooted in the papers leading up to the weekend.• Bologna might have lost to Roma on Saturday, but that didn’t stop Federico Di Francesco – son to the Giallorossi’s manager, Eusebio – showing off in front of his dad.Results: Milan 0-2 Juventus, Roma 1-0 Bologna, Benevento 1-5 Lazio, Crotone 2-1 Fiorentina, Napoli 3-1 Sassuolo, Sampdoria 4-1 Chievo, Spal 1-0 Genoa, Udinese 2-1 Atalanta, Torino 2-1 Cagliari. Monday: Verona v Internazionale. 20Benevento11-250 His second goal, when it came, was even better. This time Kwadwo Asamoah provided the assist, with Dybala dummying the ball as it came across from the left-hand side. Higuaín dropped a shoulder to gain a yard on the nearest defender, and drilled his shot in off the near-post.He was the difference between the teams. Milan had chances to equalise at 1-0: Nikola Kalinic first failing to get his toe to a Fabio Borini cross with the goal gaping, then later hitting the bar from six yards. The Rossoneri had more shots than Juventus, and a greater number from inside the penalty area as well. But for the fourth consecutive game at San Siro, they failed to score.That is not something Juventus struggled with. In the previous week alone, they had stuck 10 goals past Udinese and Spal. Higuaín’s form in the early part of this season, though, had been the subject of great scrutiny. He was dropped from Juve’s starting XI for the derby win over Torino in September, and the subsequent Champions League game against Olympiakos.Call it a piece of canny man-management by Massimiliano Allegri. Higuaín came off the bench to break the deadlock against the Greek side and, although he only scored once in the next four games, performances were markedly improved. Gigi Buffon suggested after the rout of Udinese that Allegri should put footage of Higuaín on a 24-hour loop at Juventus’s Vinovo training complex so everyone could see what it meant to put yourself at the service of the team.The Argentinian has now scored 101 goals in Serie A, joining Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the only players in the past 20 years to hit centuries in two of Europe’s top five leagues. But where his goals-to-games ratio remains similar in Turin to what it had been in Naples, he is making more tackles and winning possession with greater regularity than ever before. “Gonzalo is a world class player,” said the Milan manager, Vincenzo Montella. “He invented two goals on his own, and not everyone has that luxury.”Indeed not. It is perhaps no coincidence that every other team in that group of five atop Serie A can boast at least one player who has scored more goals than Higuaín so far. But he is not Juve’s most prolific forward, either, with five fewer strikes than Dybala. Milan were undone by a one-man show this weekend, but it is the champions’ depth that should strike fear into their rivals the most.Talking points• If the top five are pulling away, then at least there are still surprises to be had in the group below. Spal’s victory over Genoa might have raised eyebrows if the latter had not been so shabby until now. More surprising was Crotone’s win over Fiorentina, who had been riding high after three consecutive wins. The latter side were presumptuous – and these are things that can happen with a young side – but credit is due to Crotone as well, and in particular manager Davide Nicola, who continues to do excellent work despite having lost his only reliable goalscorer, Diego Falcinelli, in the wake of last year’s miracle escape. Share on Facebook Pinterest 2Juventus112328 Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Italian football needs more than a public reading to bring meaningful change Facebook 1Napoli112431 None of this is normal. Napoli had never won their first eight games of a Serie A campaign before doing so this year. Lazio’s 28 points, nine wins, 31 goals scored and +19 goal difference are all club records with 11 matches played. If Inter beat Verona on Monday, they will be one point better off than José Mourinho’s treble-winning side at the equivalent stage.Such achievements are made possible in part by the paucity of teams at the lower end of the division. The Benevento side who were thrashed 5-1 by Lazio on Sunday have now failed to take a single point from 11 games. Their goal difference sits already at -25.Yet the furious pace atop Serie A might also stem from an awareness there exists no margin for error. To knock Juventus off their perch after six consecutive Scudetti will require something close to perfection. The 87 points that Roma gathered last season were also a club record, but they still finished four behind the Bianconeri.And Juventus, despite sitting third, are themselves a point better off than they were at the corresponding point last year. Their 2-0 win over Milan on Saturday was the headline result from another weekend without any upsets at the top of the table.The Rossoneri were supposed to be among the frontrunners this season but instead had been cut adrift already after defeats by Lazio, Roma, Inter and Sampdoria. There was little in their early-season form to suggest that they could beat Juventus, but the atmosphere crackled all the same as Milan’s supporters unveiled a vast Halloween-themed coreografía before kick-off at San Siro – mocking these opponents for repeated European Cup final failures.Their team, too, would play up to the occasion. Milan were not masterful, but they were combative and quick to the ball. They tried to take the game to Juventus and seemed early on to be succeeding. Unfortunately, aggression and possession don’t always count for an awful lot when you’re up against a team with a striker such as Gonzalo Higuaín.The Argentinian broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute with his first shot of the game. He made it look easy, even though it wasn’t, receiving a pass from Paulo Dybala on the edge of the box and taking one touch to move past his marker before drilling the ball into the bottom corner. There are few strikers, even at this level, who can generate such power with such modest backlift. 4Inter Milan101326 16Crotone11-139 Reuse this content
PM Narendra Modi film producer Sandip Ssingh: Javed Akhtar and Sameer should’ve clarified with me firstIn an exclusive interview to India Today, producer Sandip Ssingh opens up about the controversy surrounding his film PM Narendra Modi, the change in the release date and the film itself. advertisement Piya Hingorani MumbaiMarch 23, 2019UPDATED: March 24, 2019 08:29 IST In an exclusive interview to India Today, producer Sandip Ssingh opens up about the controversy surrounding his film PM Narendra Modi,Omung Kumar’s upcoming film PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on India’s Prime Minister has been creating headlines, ever since it was announced. Recently, Javed Akhtar took to Twitter to express his shock when he found his name under ‘lyrics’ on the poster. Soon after, lyricist Sameer Anjaan also voiced his surprise when he saw his name on the poster.In an exclusive interview to India Today, producer Sandip Ssingh opens up about the controversy, the change in release date and the film itself.Javed Akhtar and Sameer have said they’ve been wrongly credited on the poster of your film? Javed and Sameer are legendary lyricists, I’ve grown up watching their work, grown up on their songs.In our film we’ve used a song from 1947 Earth 1998 film Ishwar Allah, I loved that song, it goes with my film. I requested T-Series to give the song to us, since it’s goes with the theme. It’s a beautiful song, it’s one of his finest work and I’m blessed to have his song in my film, and Sameer Saab had written a song for Mukul Anand’s film which never got released, Dus. There’s an anthem Suno Gaur Se and its such a patriotic song. I requested T-Series for the song, and we’re using both of them. I hope you like it.Javed Akhtar has distanced himself from the film? It’s wrongly put by you that they have distanced themselves. They should have called me or Bhashan Kumar to clarify why their name was on the poster and that would’ve been simple and it really wouldn’t have blown out of proportion. This was unnecessary.advertisementDue to the Model Code of Conduct, the film cannot be marketed in newspapers nor on billboard, what’s your strategy? Every film doesn’t need to be publicised. There’s no Bible on marketing, that a film should be promoted in a certain way. I don’t think Uri was promoted well but it reached out to audiences, while Zero had a great promotional strategy but it didn’t translate to box office numbers. So people are conscious about marketing and I hope they learn from Stree, URI and I hope we also become an example very soon. Our fingers are crossed that we don’t have to concentrate on marketing, we’ve made a good film, we have to concentrate on the music, script and that’s what we have done.I don’t think Rajkummar Rao went all out to promote Stree, for Andhadhun i don’t think Srriram Raghavan and Ayushmann Khurrana went all out to promote the film. In this day and age, the audience has realised that a good film is needed and not marketing.I was waiting for the day that the story is bigger than the star, I think there are lot of great stories that never reached out to the big star which requires them to do those films. I wish Aligarh had a better star, though it had a actor and it could’ve turned into a great number. I don’t think SRK would’ve ever accepted Sarbjit, Randeep did a fine job but he’s not a great star so no one bothered to give an award to him not even in terms of nomination.Have you acquired the CBFC Certificate?I have made so many films. I’m not here to break the law and make money and movies. I think Indians are simple people, we all follow the rules cause we love our country, and we love the people. We have followed the rules. And nowhere is it written that you can’t compete a film in 38 days. It’s planning and writing that took one year, and year went into research and location recce, all those were we’ll planned out. I learnt a lot on this film a lot of filmmakers waste their money during the making of the film, I think they should concentrate on the research and planning so that the making shouldn’t take time/costly.DMK has written to the Election Commission and asked for a stay on the movie, set to be released on April 5? DMK should be more confident about their job and what they have done for Tamil Nadu and the country, than concentrating on a simple film on a human being who is here to inspire the nation and he is one of the biggest brands in the country. DMK should not be bothered about the one film which is releasing before or after the election, they should pay attention to what they have done for the nation and that will help them gain votes this elections. This is a simple story of a chaiwala who became the PM and I want every person in the world and Every indian to get inspired and watch the film.advertisementIs BJP supporting the film?I’m not supported by the Maharashtra CM, when I launched Mary Kom i called a sports personality to unveil the film, I made Sarbjit and I called his filmm to do the honours. THIS film is such a big brand I cannot call anyone to do the honours because that made me think about whom to call and as a chief guest we requested Maharashtra CM to launch the poster and he did it. We requested Amit Shah to launch the second poster, it took us a while to get in touch with him, unfortunately that didn’t work out because the CM of Goa passed away.They were my guests not supporters, I’m no one to support their party, I’m no one to get their vote increased cause they have done such a great job. Today the voter knows who is right person for the country.Have you reached out to PM Modi?Everyone knows about the film, I’m sure he is aware that their is a film on him. If he would like to watch the film, we’ll be honored. He’s busy right now and I think he’d rather do something for the nation that waste two hours watching a film.Films on politicians, and political agendas?URI did not glorify BJP, Accidental PM did not tarnish the image of the Congress. It should showed us the story. It’s the media who gives a verdict before the film is out. We don’t check our facts and go about educating the audiences. That’s wrong.On advancing the film by a week?Kalank is coming in 17th April, the film is looking good, that way we would have got only 4days for box office numbers. Hence we decided to go with Arpil 5, instead of 12th.ALSO READ: Vivek Oberoi unveils his looks as PM Narendra Modi. Internet asks kaunse angle se?ALSO READ: PM Narendra Modi biopic to release on April 5 now. See new posterALSO WATCH: Vivek Oberoi releases his nine looks as PM Narendra ModiGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow PM Narendra ModiFollow Vivek OberoiFollow PM Narendra Modi biopic
Image Courtesy: Port of MontrealThe Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Vigorous became the first ocean-going vessel in the morning hours of January 1 to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2016.The 2013-built bulker, operated by Vigorous Shipping and Trading, departed the Omani port of Sohar on November 30, 2015.Featuring a length of 180 meters and a breadth of 30 meters, Vigorous has a deadweight of 33,500 tones.Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the port handled 1.4 million TEUs in 2014, representing 12.5 million tonnes of cargo.The port also handled 9.2 million tonnes of liquid bulk, and 8.4 million tonnes of dry bulk, including 4 million tonnes of grain.The total volume of goods handled in 2014 amounted to 30.4 billion tonnes.
Speaking in Beijing at a meeting of Asian ministers, Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), called for the creation of a regional drug control mechanism modelled on counter-narcotics intelligence networks that his unit is helping to set up in Central Asia and the Persian Gulf. “Asia has a problem with the illicit manufacture of amphetamine-type stimulants, particularly methamphetamine,” he told a meeting of parties to a 1993 Memorandum of Understanding on Drug Control. “Relatively few of these substances are being seized,” he told ministers from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam, who are attending the event. Mr. Costa said some of the most dramatic examples of successful drug control could be found in Asia, particularly regarding opium from the “Golden Triangle” of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, but warned that the spread of synthetic drugs and their precursor chemicals could re-establish networks of trafficking, production and money laundering. “Progress could be undone by market-induced reversal, production of new drugs, or the opening of new trafficking routes, and new markets. We therefore have to consolidate the progress that has been made, and take further action to prevent a spread of drug abuse.” Mr. Costa noted that the global market for amphetamine-type stimulants was driven by Asia and 55 per cent of users – some 14 million people – were found on that continent. Most of them use methamphetamine commonly known as “crystal meth” or “ice.” “This is largely a homemade problem that requires your highest attention,” he told the ministers. . 25 May 2007With Asia driving the global market for methamphetamine, the continent needs regional control of synthetic drugs to safeguard decades of hard-won progress against illicit substances, the head of the United Nation’s anti-drug unit said today.
The roots of the conflict date back to uprisings in 2011, but fighting escalated in March 2015, when an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened militarily at the request of Yemen’s President against “Houthi-Saleh” opposition forces – a reference to the former Yemen President, Ali Abdallah Saleh.In recent years, the conflict has been marked by repeated airstrikes on public spaces including market places, funerals, civilian boats, detention facilities and hospitals.Just last week, an airstrike in opposition-held Hudaydah governorate, in western Yemen, killed at least 26 children and four women.The report notes that coalition airstrikes have caused most direct civilian casualties, giving the UN panel “reasonable grounds” to believe that the attacks overstepped key war crimes thresholds.“Individuals in the Government of Yemen and the coalition, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, may have conducted attacks in violation of the principles of distinction, proportionality and/or proportions, which may amount to war crimes,” Mr. Garraway said, adding that a confidential list of names would be handed over to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), pending further investigations.“More information is needed on some incidents documented by the Group of Experts to establish responsibility,” the UN panel said in a statement, before calling on the Human Rights Council to renew its mandate when it meets next month.“There is little evidence of any attempt by parties to the conflict to minimize civilian casualties. I call on them to prioritize human dignity in this forgotten conflict,” said Kamel Jendoubi, chairperson of the Group.UN Geneva/Daniel JohnsonAccording to UN human rights office (OHCHR), since March 2015 up to 23 August 2018, 6,660 civilians were killed and 10,563 injured; however, the real figures are likely to be significantly higher.Despite official meetings with coalition officials in Riyadh and Oman, Mr. Garraway said that insufficient information had been provided about how airstrikes are planned and carried out.“If there are systemic flaws in the targeting process, causing civilian casualties beyond what one would expect, then that process needs to be examined,” he said. “And where there are flaws they need to be addressed and amended. We have seen no sign that there has been any attempt to do that.”According to the UN panel, more than 22 million people remain in need inside Yemen; almost all of them are women and children.Even before the conflict, Yemen was one of the poorest countries on earth, importing almost all of its food, fuel and medicines. In November 2017, civilians were weakened further by a “total blockade on all the borders of Yemen, preventing all humanitarian aid and commercial trade, including food and fuel, from entering the country”, the Group of Experts’ report noted, adding that restrictions continued into June.“The Houthi opposition’s role in causing “the majority” of reported civilian casualties in Ta’izz from shelling is highlighted, as well as its role in restricting food and aid access to civilian populations in the city, a strategically important location between Sana’a and the port cities of Aden and Hudaydah”. Created last year by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen analyzed violations and abuses of international human rights law, humanitarian law and criminal law, making more than a dozen visits to the war-torn country and neighbouring States.“The Group of Eminent Experts has reasonable grounds to believe that the Governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are responsible for human rights violations,” panel member Charles Garraway told reporters in Geneva.Turning to the Houthi opposition forces, which he also described as “de facto authorities”, Mr. Garraway added that the UN panel also has “reasonable grounds to believe, that the de facto authorities are responsible, in the areas over which they exercise effective control, for human rights violations”.The experts’ findings cover the situation in Yemen from September 2014 to June 2018.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy talks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says an allegation posted on social media accusing him of bloodying his former girlfriend’s face during a home invasion is baseless and false.A now-deleted Instagram post-Tuesday from a person who says she is friends with the woman, showed a graphic photo of the former girlfriend Delicia Cordon and accuses McCoy of physically abusing her, his son and his dog, as well as injecting steroids.McCoy says in his own post on Instagram that it has been months since he’s had any direct contact with his ex-girlfriend or the person who posted the accusations.The woman who posted the accusations and the ex-girlfriend has not responded to messages left by The Associated Press. The AP generally does not identify people who may have been victims of abuse.The Bills issued a statement saying they have been in contact with McCoy and the NFL and will continue gathering information. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the league is reviewing the matter.McCoy has never been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing substances during his nine-year career.McCoy turns 30 on Thursday and preparing to enter his fourth season with the Bills. He spent his first six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he led the NFL in yards rushing in 2013 before being traded to Buffalo in 2015.Police have not made any arrests in the case.
Danny Mac with his dance partner Oti MabuseCredit:BBC Len Goodman with fellow Strictly judges Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli Credit:BBC Vince Cable, the former deputy leader of the Lib Dems who appeared on the 2010 Christmas edition of Strictly – where he won top marks for his foxtrot from Goodman – also backed calls for him to receive an honour.He said: “I think it would be a very deserving award. He has that strong connection with the public like Sir Bruce Forsyth did.”Mr Cable added: “He is the lynchpin of the whole panel. I know I’m a bit biased because he gave me 10/10, but he’s always struck me as a very deep-minded and professional with a deep knowledge of the whole show.” Goodman started dancing at the age of 19, after quitting his apprenticeship as a welder for Harland and Wolff shipyard, in Woolwich, south east London.After turning professional, he won numerous competitions, culminating in the British Championships at Blackpool.As well as head judge for Strictly, he has appeared in its American version Dancing With the Stars and has presented several other BBC programmes, including Dancing Cheek to Cheek, with the historian Lucy Worsley.Professor Veronica Lewis MBE, principal of the London Contemporary Dance School, said Goodman would be a deserving recipient of an honour.She said: “Len has raised the profile of dance in the UK immeasurably. His dedication has seen the art form become the prime time television choice of the nation and the talking point around the office watercooler.“Raising the profile of dance has opened up more opportunities for both young, and not so young, people and has contributed to their improved physical and mental wellbeing, which as a society we all benefit from and should be celebrated.” Sir Len Goodman has certain ring to it. I think it’s the right honour and he deserves it, not just for his work on Strictly, but also for all of his work that people don’t see.Kristina Rihanoff, professional dancer Professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff, who has appeared in eight series of Strictly, said: “Sir Len Goodman has certain ring to it. I think it’s the right honour and he deserves it, not just for his work on Strictly, but also for all of his work that people don’t see, behind the scenes for charities like the Dot Com Foundation. He has changed a lot of people’s lives.”Miss Rihanoff, who earlier this year had a baby with Strictly competitor and former England rugby star Ben Cohen, added: “He’s an inspirational person and I’m very sad he won’t be on Strictly any more. I can’t imagine anyone replacing him.”Ann Widdecombe, who suffered low marks at the hands of Goodman and the other judges when she appeared on Strictly in October 2010 with dance partner Anton du Beke, said Goodman would deserve a knighthood for his wider charity work.She said: “I’m always cautious in calling for knighthoods. I don’t think knighthoods should be given to entertainment alone. But, first of all, Strictly has brought in huge sums in exports. The other part of [Len’s] work is charity work so, if you add them up, I think there’s a case for it.”Meanwhile, the favourite to win tonight’s Strictly final has been forced to defend himself against accusations that his performing arts background has given him an unfair advantage.Actor Danny Mac, who stars in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, admitted he had received dance training at drama school, but denied it had made any difference to his performance.Mac graduated from the Arts Educational performing arts school in Chiswick, west London, in 2009, before going on to appear in the musicals Les Miserables and Wicked on the West End stage. He has become something of a national institution – some would even say treasure – with his weekly appearances on Strictly Come Dancing.Now his fans are saying it’s time Len Goodman’s contribution to British light entertainment was officially recognised.As the BBC dance competition prepares for the final of its 14th series tonight, Goodman’s admirers have called for him to be recognised in the Queen’s Honours List.The 72-year-old éminence grise of ballroom dancing, who has served as head judge on the BBC show for more than a decade, will be stepping down after Saturday night’s finale.With his chirpy manner and catchphrases, including “it’s a 10 from Len”, “pickle my walnuts” and “se-ven!”, Goodman quickly established himself as one of the show’s favourite faces. The Strictly judges with the show’s contestants and professional dancersCredit:BBC The actor has consistently hit the top of the leaderboards alongside partner Oti Mabuse, with whom he scored the first 40 for a samba in the competition’s history.He said: “People say there is dance experience, but everyone has got varying degrees to what they must know.”I was never going to be a dancer, I was never dancing, that was never going to happen. I’ve never been employed as one. It was part of my training at drama school, but if people want to believe that because they don’t want to vote for me then so be it.”Asked if he thought it would stop him from winning votes, Mac said that would be a “shame”, adding Mabuse should receive full recognition for him reaching the final.He said: “Anything I have achieved, giving credit to that would be taking everything away from Oti and that wouldn’t be fair because it’s completely 100 per cent down to her.”The pair will dance three routines in a bid to win the glitterball trophy, including their samba which was awarded a perfect score in week 10.They will also perform a showdance set to Adele’s Set Fire To The Rain and a dance of the judges’ choice.Up against Mac in tonight’s final are ex-pop star Louise Redknapp and BBC presenter Ore Oduba.The BBC said Mac had no previous experience in latin or ballroom dance – the key components of Strictly – and that his training at drama school would have “little bearing” on the final. 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Les tortues, grandes gagnantes de la dernière conférence de la CitesLors de la dernière conférence de la Convention sur le commerce des espèces menacées, à Bangkok, des mesures proposées conjointement par la Chine et par les États-Unis pour protéger de nombreuses espèces de tortues ont été entérinées.Aquatiques ou terrestres, de nombreuses espèces de tortues sont convoitées par les marchands d’animaux dits “de compagnie” ou par la médecine traditionnelle asiatique. Émus par leur sort, les gouvernements chinois et américain, en un élan commun très remarqué, ont proposé des mesures supplémentaires pour protéger ces animaux lors de la récente réunion de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (Cites), à Bangkok.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les deux pays ont notamment présenté conjointement des propositions visant à accroître la protection d’un certain nombre de tortures asiatiques à carapace molle. Des mesures qui ont été acceptées avec succès par les délégués de la Cites. En tout, ce sont 44 espèces de tortues d’eau douce ou terrestres d’Asie et 3 espèces de tortues d’eau douce nord-américaines qui ont vu leur statut modifié, ce qui signifie que leur commerce sera plus rigoureusement réglementé. “C’est une victoire énorme pour la conservation. Beaucoup (…) sortira de cela”, a commenté le chef de la délégation américaine, Brian Arroyo cité par la BBC. “Ce sont des signaux [qui montrent] que le gouvernement chinois s’est engagé à être sérieux en ce qui concerne la conservation [des espèces]. C’est un bond en avant pour les deux pays en matière de conservation”, a-t-il ajouté. “La mode des animaux« de compagnie exotiques a un prix ; espérons que les gens vont commencer à se rendre compte que la place de ces créatures est dans la Nature et non dans un salon”, a conclu pour sa part l’ONG de protection des animaux Care for the Wild.Le 11 mars 2013 à 18:59 • Maxime Lambert
Real Madrid have renewed their interest in Jose Gimenez and are considering making a surprise €60m bid to sign him from city rivals Atletico Madrid, claims MarcaThe Champions League winners are in the market for a new long-term successor to their captain Sergio Ramos.With the Spaniard now 32 years old, Real are aware that Ramos is now in the latter stages of his career.Los Blancos had wanted Gimenez in 2015, but they ultimately decided against making an offer for the Uruguayan due to his ties at Atletico.Zidane 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.But now Gimenez has struggled for regular minutes under Diego Simeone this season and it appears that the 23-year-old will likely be in favour of a move this summer.While a move to Atletico’s local rivals may seem rather doubtful, Real are confident that they can make a deal with tensions between the two teams having reportedly cooled.Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar and AS Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas have also been shortlisted, but Real believe that Gimenez will be the easiest one of the three players to sign this summer.
Photo by Jason Sear, KDLG – DillinghamThe EPA’s inspector general has concluded the EPA did not treat the Pebble project unfairly when it issued a controversial document detrimental to the mine.“Based on the information available to us, we found no evidence of bias in how the EPA conducted its Bristol Bay watershed assessment, or that the EPA pre-determined the assessment outcome to enable them to initiate a Clean Water Act Section 404(c) process,” Randy Holthaus, a member of the inspector general’s team, said.But, the report does find fault with one Alaska-based EPA employee.Holthaus, from the IG’s office, says the ecologist, who retired in 2013, failed to remain impartial because he helped tribes fighting the mine craft their request to the EPA.“We found that the employee used personal, non-governmental email to provide comments on a draft Clean Water Act Section 404(c) petition from the tribes before the tribes submitted it to the EPA,” Holthaus said. “This action was a possible misuse of position.”The report says they were unable to review about two years of the employee’s emails.The EPA employee, Phil North, of Kenai, was the technical lead on the assessment. North had planned to sail around the world for two years after his 2013 retirement. Pebble wants to compel him to testify on its lawsuit against the government, but its lawyers can’t find him. He is said to be living in Australia or New Zealand.A Pebble representative called the report a whitewash and said the scope of the IG’s investigation was too narrow.KDLG’s Dave Bendinger contributed to this report.
Arjun Sarja in Kolaigaran.PR HandoutVijay Antony and Arjun Sarja-starrer Kolaigaran is off to a good start at the Chennai box office. The crime thriller has occupied the numero uno position in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.In the first weekend, Kolaigaran has grossed Rs 1.01 crore at the Chennai box office from 237 shows, as per Behindwoods. The movie has opened to positive reviews and expected to pull the audience to theatres in good number in the days to come.Salman Khan’s Hindi movie Bharat has got an above-average opening in the capital city of Tamil Nadu. The film has raked in Rs 76.32 lakh in the extended five-day opening weekend. Interestingly, the mixed talk seems to have not had any impact on its collection.NGK has been pushed to third place at the Chennai box office. The Selvaraghavan-directorial opened to mixed reviews which had a big impact on its business. Last but not least, the good talk for Kolaigaran did not help the Suriya-starrer in any way. A poster from Suriya’s NGK.PR HandoutWhen compared to Suriya’s recent movies, the performance of NGK at the box office is said to be below par.Hollywood film X-Men: Dark Phoenix has got an average start in Chennai. It has raked in Rs 59.47 lakh from 120 shows.
“I chose to play for Coach Rex Ecarma because I felt we really connected with each other right away,” said Wilson. “I chose Louisville because when on my official visit I met the staff and everyone involved with the team as well as the campus, I was sold. Everyone was so nice to me and that night when I returned to my hotel room, I decided that this is the place I want to be.” Print Friendly Version University of Louisville men’s tennis head coach Rex Ecarma has announced that Randy Wilson has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to join the Cardinals in the fall of 2019.”Randy Wilson is a dynamic tennis player with great speed, serve and forehand,” said Ecarma. “When he is on, he can play with any junior player in the country. He reminds me of former Cardinal Tennis great Damar Johnson, who was ranked in the top 50 in singles and Top 10 in doubles before he graduated UofL. He also plays with a high sense of confidence. He will be a vocal leader for the Cardinals as soon as he arrives.” Story Links The Miami, Florida native plays for Miami Palmetto Senior High School and helped his team to the Florida State Championship. He carries 5-star rating by tennisrecruiting.net and ranked No. 37 nationally in the class of 2019. Wilson brings an impressive resume which includes a USA National Level 3 Singles title won in Ft. Myers, Fla., a Level 2 championship in Key Biscayne, Fla., and a semifinal showing at the Coral Gables, ITF Tournament.
In the first few months, B/R Live will be available for free in a bid to attract users, before Turner puts up a paywall starting in the summer of 2018. Going forward, the games carried on B/R Live “will always be available on a per-event basis. That’s very important,” said Lenny Daniels, president of Turner Sports, at a press conference Tuesday at Bleacher Report’s New York offices.With the direct-to-consumer B/R Live offering, Turner has “the opportunity to engage fans when and where it suits them,” Turner president David Levy said at the press event.Bleacher Report Live will carry reduced pricing for NBA League Pass, the out-of-market live basketball streaming service, starting with the 2018-19 season, according to Turner. Turner Sports operates NBA League Pass in partnership with the league.Interestingly, B/R Live will let users buy only a portion of NBA games that are already in progress, instead of (as with the existing model) a full subscription to a package of games. Under the “micro-transaction” model, fans will be able to pay perhaps 99 cents for five minutes of live action, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said at the Turner event.“When you have a two-and-a-half-hour event, some fans know they don’t have time to watch” an entire NBA game, Silver said. “To me, it’s a logical evolution of where we’ve gone” with NBA League Pass. The ability to purchase just a few minutes of an NBA game also will be available through the NBA app and NBA.com, according to Turner.The announcement from Turner Sports comes as ESPN gears up for the April launch of ESPN+, a sports-streaming subscription service priced at $4.99 per month that promises thousands of live games and events, including MLB, NHL, college football and basketball, tennis, rugby, and cricket.Last summer, Turner Sports announced a multiyear deal for U.S. rights to UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games starting with the 2018-19 season. That will comprise more than 340 games per season across linear TV networks (TNT, TBS and truTV) and the streaming service.Turner execs noted that B/R Live will include a feed of real-time sporting events, with personalization features to match individual fans’ interests. The first event on B/R Live will be coverage of the Spring League on April 7, featuring free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel. Turner Sports has kicked off and tipped off its move into the direct-to-consumer streaming world.The new Bleacher Report Live service, slated to debut in April, will carry thousands of live sporting events. Those include UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League soccer matches, NBA League Pass games, 65 NCAA championship events, the PGA Championship, National Lacrosse League, the Spring League pro-football scouting event, Red Bull Global Rallycross and World Armwrestling League.Turner didn’t announce pricing for B/R Live but said it will have “flexible pricing options” for direct access to live games on a per-event or subscription basis. The over-the-top streaming service will be available for iOS and Android devices and on the web, with connected-TV platforms in the works slated to launch in time for the start of Europe’s UEFA Champions League season this summer. B/R Live is powered by Turner’s iStreamPlanet, the streaming-infrastructure provider the company acquired in 2015.Pictured above: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (r.) and Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger in UEFA Champions League round of 16, March 15, 2018 Popular on Variety ×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
Overall, we just wish we could’ve been there. Or at least, had an excuse to cosplay for a day. We also wish that we had somebody else make our costumes because cosplay is hard (okay that’s mostly just me). Most people would do anything for their children, but not everybody will cosplay a superhero. Take this from a person who spent years trying to get her parents to dress up on Halloween and failing.Rapper and actor 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) threw his 4-year-old son Sire a Teen Titans Go! themed birthday party over the weekend, complete with backdrops to pose in front of and, of course, costumes. 50 Cent took to Instagram to post photos from the party, where he dressed up as Cyborg. His ex-wife, Daphne Joy, dressed up as Starfire. The whole gang was there too! Other attendees showed up in costume, rounding out the team with a Robin, a Raven, and a Beast Boy. According to Joy’s Instagram, the parents’ costumes were designed by StarMakers Costumes.Other highlights from the posts: 50 Cent telling his older son Davian to chill, along with the explanation as to how he got into the Cyborg costume in the first place. Sire himself wasn’t in costume, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t festive in a custom jacket that they should definitely sell at conventions in the future. Also, make them in adult sizes. We want one.
The online cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin has won a lot of fans for its lack of a centralized authority and high degree of anonymity. Some have worried that Bitcoin is used extensively to fund illegal activities in the seedier parts of the internet, but there’s nothing seedy about a nice, friendly game of pool, right? A company called Liberty Games aims to let you pay for your next game with Bitcoin and a smartphone.Using Bitcoin online is sometimes a complicated endeavor, but Liberty Games wanted to make it painless to buy a round of pool. The table has a Raspberry Pi built-in to handle the transaction on the user’s end. It then communicates to a server that manages the actual transaction on the Bitcoin network.The table’s Bitcoin address is embedded in a QR code next to the digital readout, which tells the player how many Bitcoins a game costs. The value of Bitcoin bounces around a lot, so the exact number of coins (technically fractions of a coin) will change over time. The player can use any number of Bitcoin wallet apps to scan the QR code and send the required coins to the address. Once the table gets the signal that everything has gone through, it releases the balls just as if someone slipped a bill into the slot.The Bitcoin-operated pool table is admittedly a bit of a niche item right now, but Liberty Games (based in the UK) will actually be selling the table in the near future. It will probably cost a whole mess of Bitcoins.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals August 6, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Register Now » Tesla Motors Inc said on Thursday it has sent a software patch to address security flaws in the Tesla Model S sedan that could allow hackers to take control of the vehicle.The Financial Times reported on Thursday that cybersecurity researchers said they had taken control of a Model S and turned it off at low speed, one of six significant flaws they found that could allow hackers to take control of the vehicle.Tesla confirmed elements of the story and said it already has issued a software patch to owners.Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer of cybersecurity firm Lookout, and Marc Rogers, principal security researcher at Cloudflare, said they decided to hack a Tesla car because the company has a reputation for understanding software that is better than that of most automakers, the FT said.”We shut the car down when it was driving initially at a low speed of five miles per hour,” the newspaper quoted Rogers as saying. “All the screens go black, the music turns off and the handbrake comes on, lurching it to a stop.”Tesla said it had developed and deployed an over-the-air update to Model S owners to address the “vulnerabilities”.In a statement, Tesla said the hackers did not turn off the car remotely, but from inside the vehicle.”Our security team works closely with the security research community to ensure that we continue to protect our systems against vulnerabilities by constantly stress-testing, validating, and updating our safeguards,” the automaker said.The hack will be detailed at cybersecurity conference Def Con in Las Vegas on Friday, the FT said.The hack on Tesla follows a similar attack on Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep Cherokee last month that prompted the company to recall 1.4 million vehicles in the United States.(Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva; and Peter Galloway)
August 2, 2015 620 Views Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies, News Index Reveals Mid-Tier Home Price Points Well Below 2006 Peak Clear Capital Home Data Index Market Report Housing Market Middle Tier 2015-08-02 Staff Writer Although the housing market appears to be ‘normalizing’ for the first half of 2015, middle tier home price appreciation is still lagging far behind its 2006 peak level, according to Clear Capital’s Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report with data through July 2015. Additionally, the low-and top-tier have shown improvement, but are still below their 2006 peaks.“Through the first half of 2015, we observed a housing recovery that is normalizing after an impressive price surge from the trough of the market,” said Alex Villacorta, Ph.D., VP of research and analytics at Clear Capital. “After more than two years of a pretty remarkable upward swing, the housing market’s correction-to-the-correction has given way to more normal rates of growth. What we now know, however, is that this correctionary period has not treated all markets, nor segments within markets, the same.”The Clear Capital HDI measures market appreciation rates across the lowest (up to 25 percent), middle (26 percent-75 percent), and highest (76 percent and above) priced homes in an area to dissect valuation risk.According to the data, the low-tier is closest to peak 2006 levels, with prices only 10.1 percent below 2006 peak levels. On the other hand, the mid-tier, which includes homes selling between $120,000 and $345,000 stands as the worst performing segment with price levels 24.8 percent below 2006 peak levels.“In particular, our latest data exposed a mid-tier lag,” Villacorta said. “This segment is still way behind both the top and bottom of the market in terms of recovery over the last nine years. When we analyzed the change in home prices since the summer of 2006, we observed that the mid-tier has lagged behind both the upper end and lower ends of the market by a surprisingly wide margin.””This vast difference in market recovery underscores the continued challenges the majority of homeowners face, despite a quicker recovery in both the bottom and top segments of the market,” the report stated.”The low-tier was both hit and buffered by high levels of distressed activity which, in recent years, has sparked investor activity driven in large part by the accelerated demand in the rental sector,” Villacorta noted. “And, the top-tier has benefited from a segment of the market that is more resilient to the current economic climate. The mid-tier’s performance is concerning as it represents the key move-up buyer segment of the market. As long as this key segment is still fighting to regain an equity foothold, re-engagement back into the purchase market will continue to be on hold.”The HDI observed a small uptick in quarterly gains in both the West and Midwest, between 0.3 to 0.1 percentage points, respectively. The Northeast and South remained unchanged over the quarter, at 0.2 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.”These minimal changes reinforce housing’s continued moderation and suggest the initial thrust of the home buying season is starting to wane,” the report said.According to Clear Capital, data through July reports a 0.1 percentage point increase in quarterly gains, from 0.6 percent in June to 0.7 percent in July at the national level.”While this minor increase, a carry-over from spring’s performance, is expected as we enter the thick of summer’s peak demand cycle, it reflects the overall contraction from spring’s initial surge,” the report says.Click here to view Clear Capital’s Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report.
Share Cloudvirga Dan Sogorka Kelly Kucera Michael Schreck 2019-01-17 Donna Joseph Dan Sogorka, Chief Revenue Officer at CloudvirgaCloudvirga, a digital mortgage software provider, announced the appointments of Dan Sogorka as Chief Revenue Officer and Kelly Kucera as SVP of marketing. Sogorka, a seasoned mortgage technology executive, will drive Cloudvirga’s continued revenue growth and oversee the firm’s sales and marketing strategy with the help of veteran cloud technology marketer Kucera.”Dan’s exceptional track record of delivering technology solutions to leading mortgage companies is unmatched,” said Michael Schreck, CEO at Cloudvirga . “His leadership of Cloudvirga’s sales, partner and marketing efforts in partnership with Kelly is instrumental to our continued strong growth.”Sogorka brings two decades of experience as a business unit leader and senior sales executive at private and publicly traded firms specializing in mortgage and real estate technology. Prior to joining Cloudvirga, Sogorka was President of EXOS Technologies for Fortune 500 title insurance giant Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF). He was also President of RealEC Technologies for mortgage data and solutions provider Black Knight (NYSE: BKI). His career contributions to the housing finance industry have earned Sogorka the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Tech All-Star award and October Research’s Innovator of the Year award.”Continual change within the mortgage industry has created new opportunities to re-imagine how technology platforms interact with all constituents across the loan life cycle,” said Sogorka. “I believe Cloudvirga is in the right place at the right time. I look forward to helping guide the company’s ongoing growth.”Kelly Kucera, SVP of marketing at CloudvirgaKucera has over 20 years of experience in senior-level marketing, sales and product management roles for global firms in the B2B cloud technology sector. Before joining Cloudvirga, she was head of commercial and global marketing at Arcules, a Canon Group company (NYSE: CAJ). Prior to that, Kucera oversaw global industry and commercial marketing in her role as head of marketing at global product content cloud platform 1WorldSync.”I look forward to developing a marketing strategy that reinforces Cloudvirga’s mission to help mortgage lenders decrease costs and increase borrower satisfaction,” Kucera said.Kucera and Sogorka join four other recent additions to the Cloudvirga leadership team: former loanDepot executive Tim Von Kaenel as chief product officer; former Roostify executive Jesse Decker as chief customer success officer; former Altisource CTO James Vinci as executive vice president of technology; and former Drip leader Ashley Lundquist as VP of talent.Cloudvirga’s digital mortgage point-of-sale software, powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform(r), combines borrower experience with a truly automated lender workflow that cuts overall loan costs, increases transparency and reduces the time to close a loan. in Featured, Headlines, News January 17, 2019 679 Views Dan Sogorka and Kelly Kucera Join Cloudvirga
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