a month agoREVEALED: Man Utd made triple-threat check on Moussa Dembele

first_imgREVEALED: Man Utd made triple-threat check on Moussa Dembeleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are scouting Lyon striker Moussa Dembele leading up to the January market.The Daily Mail says United sent a scout to Wednesday’s draw with Brest, where Dembele scored, and Sunday’s clash with PSG. They also had a presence at the Champions League match against Zenit Saint-Petersburg last week.Dembele has been in fine form this season and already has six goals from six appearances in Ligue 1 — with all of his shots on target finding the back of the net. He is the top scorer in the division. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Akhtar slams Archer for not showing courtesy after Smith bouncer

first_imgKarachi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said on Sunday that England’s Jofra Archer lacked “courtesy” after bowling a ferocious bouncer that floored Steve Smith on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Saturday. “Bouncers are a part & parcel of the game but whenever a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires that the bowler must go & check on him. It was not nice of Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first one to run to the batsman,” Akhtar tweeted. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Smith survived a deadly bouncer from Archer which forced him to retire hurt, but he came back and helped Australia not lose sight of England’s first innings score of 258. Smith was batting on 80 from 152 balls when in the 77th over a delivery by Archer hit him on the unprotected part of the neck. The medics ran into the middle from both sides, as the England players rushed to the former Aussie skipper immediately. As Smith lay on his back before slowly getting back on his feet, he looked dazed. The medics forced him to leave the field with Australia at 203/6, still some way behind England’s first innings score of 258. Smith walked back to the pavilion to loud applause after helping his side out of a hole as he did in the first Test. Soon Smith, who at the outset did not want to leave the field, walked back but this time he was not as composed as he was before the knock, leaving a straight delivery from Chris Woakes which caught him plumb in front of the stumps for 92.last_img read more

YRB crews optimistic about less damage to culverts than in past years

first_imgYRB crews will also be washing off medians on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John starting early next week. Washing will take place nightly from 5:30pm until 3:30am, Monday-Friday from April 23rd to May 11th. Flaggers will be in place along with a pilot vehicle to control traffic. We ask that anyone traveling during this time on the Alaska Highway to slow down while driving past crews. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Staff at Yellowhead Road and Bridge are optimistic that despite a higher-than-normal snowpack, they don’t think damage to culverts in the North Peace will be as severe as in previous years.YRB North Peace Operations Manager Rodney Hafner said that YRB decided to use social media for the first time this year in their annual efforts to get local hired equipment to register with them. He explained that the company usually advertises in traditional media, but decided to be proactive in using social media to put the word out. Hafner said that though they’re looking for hired equipment this spring and summer, YRB officials don’t think that this spring will see a higher chance of flooding because of damage to culverts. He explained that though the North Peace has seen a nearly record amount of snow this winter, the cold weather pattern that persisted all winter means there’s a smaller likelihood of those culverts being damaged during the freeze-thaw cycles that occurred in the middle of the winter on several occasions in years past.last_img read more

McLeish defends tactics despite defeat

first_imgScotland national team head coach Alex McLeish has defended his tactics despite his team’s disappointing defeat to Israel in the UEFA Nations League.McLeish ‘s team, who are ranked 94th in the world were reduced to 10 men when John Souttar was sent off, and were completely outplayed after they were reduced to ten men although Scotland led 1-0 at half time thanks to Charlie Mulgrew’s penalty.The disappointing result brings back some scrutiny of the team, despite last month’s opening 2-0 victory over Albania.But, asked why the shape that worked against Albania didn’t work this evening, McLeish said, according to Daily Record:“It did work to a certain degree. We were very comfortable in the first half.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“The second half we went to a four at the back after the sending off. They had a lot of counter attacks on us. They sat deeper and we had a few chances.”“I know if I was playing four and Kieran Tierney or Andy Robertson wasn’t playing then you’d be looking for another system. I know how it works.”McLeish went on: “It was a game of two halves really. We started really well, I thought we kept possession well and had good movement going forward, we asked the guys to get forward as much as possible.”“They had a little spell, their number eight was causing us little problems and we managed to nullify that before half time. We spoke at half time about starting fast and not losing anything early.”“Unfortunately we lost a soft goal and we lost John Souttar as well which was a double blow. But more so Charlie Mulgrew at half time who was feeling bad with a muscle strain.”last_img read more

Sport Fishing Groups Oppose Walkers Fish Board Nomination

first_imgWalker picked Fields to replace Alan Cain, a retired Alaska Wildlife Trooper who lives in Anchorage. If Fields were confirmed, Anchorage wouldn’t have a board representative. Fields has worked in commercial fishing and fisheries policy. The legislature must confirm Fields to fill a three-year term starting in July. The groups say Walker is trying to break an unwritten rule about the balance of power between commercial and sports fishing interests, saying it “matters where someone is from and what that person’s experience is.” Sixteen outdoor sporting organizations are urging  state legislators to reject the nomination of Duncan Fields of Kodiak to the Board of Fish.center_img The seven-member board has traditionally been made up of three spots for commercial fishing, three for sport and personal use and one seat for subsistence. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Sport fishing groups are opposing Governor Bill Walker’s most recent nomination for the state Board of Fisheries.last_img read more

Source Interlink CEO An Unprecedented and Unprovoked Assault on Us

first_imgSource Interlink is still in the Magazine Distribution BusinessI am writing to you to explain why you may have experienced some interruptions in your magazine shipments. This has been caused by an unprecedented and unprovoked assault on this channel by certain publishers and a national distributor. They are trying to lock out competition (Source) in the magazine distribution chain to the retailer’s detriment.To accomplish this scheme, this group has spread false rumors about Source and attempted to undermine us in the community. Just to clarify, Source has ample and readily available liquidity, in excess of $200 million, and is current in its obligations to all its customers. We are part of a large and vibrant company that includes DVD and CD distribution and more than 75 magazine publications and 90 related web sites. We have solid backing and support from our investment partner, The Yucaipa Companies. Most importantly we are enjoying solid support from the retail sector and many publishers who have the best interests of the industry at heart.Over the past 5 years, Source has invested millions of dollars in distribution equipment, distribution centers, technology, logistics and software; expanded its service footprint; and worked long and hard to become the most efficient and lowest cost magazine distributor. Unfortunately, while we were in the middle of pursuing good –faith negotiations to secure necessary financial adjustments to outdated distribution agreements those publishers colluded with two large and less efficient distributors to take over Source routes and customers. They characterized this as a dispute over “7 cents”, but they really used that as a cover to roll out their scheme. The 7 cent increase was rescinded within days and no price increases are now proposed.What this is really about is an attempt to eliminate competition in the magazine distribution chain that is primarily directed at you. Their goals are simple. By locking up all distribution with two distributors beholden to them, they will be able to:Control your margins – they effectively dictate retail price and with this will also dictate your cost structure.Reduce service to you – they have no incentive to provide more labor to your store. If you want it, you will have to pay for it.Eliminate important programs you may want, such as scan based tradingIn short they want to control the entire channel and effectively eliminate any control you have. Your margins will be reduced with higher fees.Hopefully knowing the facts will make it clear that this group is attempting to limit supply options no matter how much disruption is caused in the retail community, as evidenced by the fact they have no viable plan to make this product available in Source’s distribution area.You should also know that we are going to fight to keep and grow our current magazine distribution business. We will shortly be filing a major anti-trust lawsuit and seeking a restraining order so we can continue to properly service your stores.With your continued support we will have our business channel operating at normal efficiency within a short period of time.Sincerely,Greg MaysChairman & CEO Source Interlink sent a letter to its retailer partners today explaining how the distributor is reacting to the current chaos in the magazine newsstand channel.(If you haven’t been following this saga, read these stories here, here, here and here.)It’s pretty strong stuff. Claims of an “unprovoked assault” and competitive lockouts. It’s damage control, to be sure. There are a number of reports attempting to shed light on an extremely contentious and emotional distribution market that’s been tough to pin down. Indeed, trying to describe what’s going on is like trying to hit a moving target. Tempers are through the roof and the finger-pointing is severe.Here’s the letter in full:last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Reading Cooperative Bank To Help Sponsor 2018 Wilmington HalfMarathon

first_imgREADING, MA — Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) recently gave $500 to help support the 14th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk.The event is being presented by the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce and takes place on Sunday, September 23rd, at 10 Waltham Street (WCTV) in Wilmington. The shotgun start for the race is scheduled for 10:00 am and the festivities will run until 2:00 in the afternoon. Event festivities will include music, hot dogs, fruit, ice cream, chamber member booths, raffles and giveaways.The registration fee for the half-marathon is $35 ($40 on race day). The 5K Run/Walk will have a $20 pre-registration fee ($25 on race day). Registration for students, aged 18 and younger, will be $15. Race day registration begins at 8:00 am. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local scholarships programs.“Events like this are a great way to bring people into our community and highlight the things that give a town its character and charm,” commented Danny Walbourne, the Branch Manager at Middlesex Ave in Wilmington. “Plus, who can say no to ice cream?”Pre-registration is recommended and can be done at www.chamberrace.racewire.com. More information on the race can be found at www.wilmingtontewksburychamber.org.About Reading Cooperative BankReading Cooperative Bank (RCB) is a depositor owned co-operative which was founded in 1886 to provide home ownership opportunities to the working class of Reading. Since then, the bank has grown its market and products to meet all the financial needs of residents and businesses in its market and nearby communities. RCB has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at www.readingcoop.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Reading Coopertaive Bank.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related15th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon Set For September 29In “Community”15th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk Set For September 29In “Business”Registration Open For 13th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk On September 17In “Community”last_img read more

Apple foldable iPhone patent hints interesting concept What we know so far

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:05Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:03?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Foldable smartphones are creating a buzz in the market with the Samsung Fold and Huawei Mate X taking the forefront, though with a few snags. Yesterday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple Inc. a series of 85 patents. Notably, among them was one patent for electronic devices with a flexible or bendable region.More specifically, the patent is for an electronic device having a display layer and a cover layer that is configured to fold or bend along a flexible or bendable region. The flexible cover layer may be created using ceramic materials like glass, sapphire or zirconia to provide protection from impact or other potentially damaging scenarios.One other patent features a tri-fold display, putting one folded layer on top of another like a wallet. The patent names some the product designers as well – Christopher Bartlow, who is a Product Design Engineer and a materials scientist will be working with Dale Memering, who is also a materials scientist, and Christopher Jones, a chemist who will oversee optics, design integration and performance reliability. Foldable iPhone conceptRoy GilsingLast week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple Inc. a series of 65 patents. Among these were patents for a four-side curved display, a method of forming structures from liquid metal, and a patent for signet/shape recognition contact-based hardware.One of the patents refers to an automatic heating system at the device’s fold to prevent cold temperatures from messing with the display as it is folded and unfolded. As far as a foldable phone from Apple is concerned, there are rumours that Apple has been working with LG to develop the hardware. The same rumours also state that we may see something along those lines by 2020.2020 is not too far away. All we can do is wait with bated breath as Huawei faces trouble from the U.S. and the Samsung Fold fails to deliver.center_img iPhone XS And XS Max: 7 Things You Need To Know About Apples Updated Premium Phonelast_img read more

Court asks cops to sue Farhad Mazhar wife

first_imgFarhad MazharRevoking its earlier order within hours, a Dhaka court asked police on Thursday to file a case against poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar and his wife Farida Akhter over the poet’s alleged abduction.The court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Khurshid Alam passed the order in the afternoon accepting the final report submitted by the Detective Branch of police in a case filed over the alleged abduction, reports UNB.Earlier, in the day, the court adjourned hearing on the case until 9 January asking Farida to file a no-confidence petition when she rejected the DB probe report and sought time for filing the petition.On 14 November, DB Inspector Mahbubul Islam, also investigation officer of the case, submitted the final report to the court mentioning that they did not find any proof of abduction.The report also called for taking action under sections 109 and 211 of the penal code against Farhad Mazhar and his wife for filing a ‘false’ case of abduction.The court then fixed 7 December for the hearing.On 3 July, family members claimed that Farhad Mazhar had been kidnapped by unknown miscreants from Adabar in the capital in the early hours of the day.Later, police found him in a ‘Hanif Paribahan’ bus in Jessore around 11:30pm on the same day while he was returning to Dhaka from Khulna.His wife filed the case with Adabar police station. Later, the case was transferred to the DB police.last_img read more

Reward and daytime nap boost memory

first_imgGiving children rewards and allowing them a short nap after a period of learning can significantly boost their ability to remember new facts and skills for a long period, new research suggests.Memories associated with a reward are reinforced by sleep, the findings showed.“Rewards may act as a kind of tag, sealing information in the brain during learning,” said lead researcher Kinga Igloi from University of Geneva in Switzerland. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“During sleep, that information is favourably consolidated over information associated with a low reward and is transferred to areas of the brain associated with long-term memory,” Igloi said.For the research, thirty-one healthy volunteers were randomly assigned to either a sleep group or a ‘wake’ group and the sensitivity of both groups to reward was assessed as being equal. Participants’ brains were scanned while they were trained to remember pairs of pictures. Eight series of pictures were shown and volunteers were told that remembering pairs in four of them would elicit a higher reward. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFollowing a 90-minute break of either sleep or rest, they were tested on their memory for the pairs and asked to rate how confident they were about giving a correct answer. Both groups’ performance was better for highly rewarded picture pairs, but the sleep group performed better overall.  Strikingly, during the surprise test three months later participants who had slept after learning were selectively better for the highly rewarded pairs.The MRI scans revealed that the sleep group showed increased connectivity between the hippocampus, the medial prefrontal cortex and the striatum, areas of the brain implicated in memory consolidation and reward processing. The study will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal eLife.last_img read more