10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola tribute to Sterling after goalscoring cameo

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola tribute to Sterling after goalscoring cameoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola was pleased to see Raheem Sterling on the scoresheet for victory over Everton.Sterling came off the bench to score in the 3-1 win.”Raheem – when he has no time to think in front of goal – he’s always good,” Guardiola said.”The cross was amazing from Fernandinho and it was a great finish. We are not the tallest team in the world but after just a few minutes, it was an important goal for him and everyone. “I see him so calm. I think he has handled the last years in many situations and rumours – not nice things about him or his family or the colour of his skin. I admire him and appreciate that it’s not easy for him.”He’s loved by all staff and in the locker room.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoMan City winger Sterling adamant they can beat Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City winger Sterling adamant they can beat Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City winger Raheem Sterling is adamant they can stop runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.Sterling is undaunted about facing Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Reds, who have reeled off nine straight wins to open up a seven-point lead in the title race.”If we can play the way we know we can play, we can beat anyone,” said a defiant Sterling. “It’s going to be a great game on Thursday and we’re all ­looking forward to it.“The last three games we started well and scored the opening goal and then we were sloppy, but our mentality was good against Southampton and we showed a good fighting spirit.”There was a bit of luck as well, but we played some great football and controlled the game, which we know we can do. It’s up to us to keep that focus and go on to the next one.” last_img read more

a month agoRice praises West Ham character for Aston Villa draw

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rice praises West Ham character for Aston Villa drawby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeclan Rice praised West Ham’s character for their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.Rice says West Ham would have lost Monday’s goalless draw at Aston Villa last season, but instead the confidence and spirit in the squad enabled them to grind out a hard-earned point.He told whufc.com: “To be honest, I think we’re very happy with the point. We were a bit slow in the first half. We kept the ball well at times, but it was a bit too end-to-end and in the second half, when we went down to ten, we knew it was going to be tough because we know they’ve got some top players, but we dug in, defended really well and were still creating chances.“We weren’t just sat back. We were still trying to get the three points and I think we can be happy with our night’s work.”He added: “When we’re playing now, we’re playing with that confidence. We’re defending hard, we’re attacking hard and every player who puts on the shirt, we’re feeling confident to go out there and get the three points.” last_img read more

Reprehensible Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of US right

first_imgWASHINGTON – In what’s almost certainly a first in the lengthy history of bilateral relations between the countries, Canada’s summer-jobs program has become the object of criticism from America’s right wing.The reason is abortion.A former Trump White House adviser, several news organizations and the president’s favourite Fox News morning show have all dumped on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s explanation for why pro-life groups should be excluded from $220 million in federal jobs grants.The prime minister’s suggestion that pro-life groups were out of line with Canadian society triggered criticism in the country next door — where abortion remains a subject of mainstream political debate and is a central issue in the struggle for control of the U.S. Supreme Court.“This man is reprehensible,” tweeted former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka.It’s not the first time Trudeau has landed on the radar of the American right.While he’s drawn fawning profiles in mainstream magazines and polls have suggested he’s relatively well-liked in the U.S., there are three cases now where he’s drawn conservative ire down south, after his praiseful eulogizing of Fidel Castro and the multimillion-dollar legal settlement with Omar Khadr.There were even a few boos at a Republican rally in Florida recently when President Donald Trump mentioned Trudeau’s name — though the president interjected quickly to silence them: “No, I like him,” Trump said. “Nice guy. Good guy.”The latest controversy involves a new Canadian policy — when applying for federal grants for student jobs, organizations are now required to sign a form attesting that neither their core mission, nor the job being funded, opposes human rights, including reproductive rights.Pro-life activists are suing the federal government over it.The abortion controversy produced a segment Monday on the morning show “Fox and Friends”.Host Brian Kilmeade said: “What message is he trying to send to us, maybe?” Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy added: “What happens in Canada often comes down to us. This is an effort to silence pro-lifers. … This is a sign of intolerance. If you have a pro-life view you’re not welcome to share it or else you’re kicked out of this program.”They invited the head of largest American annual pro-life march onto the air to discuss it. Jeanne Mancini, whose annual March for Life is later this week, said she hoped to invite the prime minister to attend the rally.“Because he will see who’s really out of touch with mainstream America,” Mancini said. “We’ve lost over 60 million Americans to abortion. To the prime minister, I would just really want to talk to him.”Trudeau discussed the controversy in an interview Monday with The Canadian Press.He said he’s a Catholic who has long had to reconcile his religious beliefs with his responsibilities as a political leader and he said the latter demands that he defend people’s rights.In this case, he said that means a woman’s right to choose trumps the right to a federal grant.“An organization that has as its stated goal to remove rights from Canadians, to remove the right that women have fought for to determine what happens to their own bodies, is not in line with where the charter (of Rights) is or where the government of Canada is,” Trudeau said Monday.“Certainly there is no obligation by the government of Canada to fund organizations that are determined to remove rights that have been so long fought for by women.”last_img read more

Awardwinning Corner Gas star Janet Wright dead at 71

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Award-winning stage and screen actress Janet Wright, best known for her portrayal of the long-suffering matriarch on “Corner Gas,” has died, according to CTV, which aired the long-running sitcom.Wright played Emma Leroy on the hit Canadian series, which ended its six-season run in 2009 and returned with a big-screen adaptation in 2014.Wright’s character Emma was the wife of Oscar Leroy, played by Eric Peterson, and mother to Brent, portrayed by series creator and star Brent Butt. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Peterson, who had known Wright for 50 years, said she was “an incredibly, wonderfully complex woman of tremendous strength and intelligence and a wonderful actress.”“She knew a lot about the art of acting and the art of theatre as a director,” Peterson said Monday.“The wonderful thing about her as an actress — especially in something like ‘Corner Gas’ — she brought so much to that part as only Janet could. Even the simplest line, she thoroughly thought it through. She seemed to be able to give a straightforward line that was redolent with meaning. Often my character was the brunt of that redolent meaning too.“I’m just very sad. We’re the same age. One’s reminded how short life is.”In a statement, Butt added “Janet was like no other person I’ve ever met.”“She had a giant wit, a giant heart, and was one of the strongest human beings to ever stride around this planet.”Born in England on March 8, 1945, Wright and her family relocated to Canada and eventually settled in Saskatoon at a young age.Wright was the co-founder of Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre, and performed at virtually every major theatre company in Canada.She had been affiliated with the Vancouver Arts Club Theater since the early 1970s, and also directed for many major theatre companies across Canada, including productions at Ontario’s Stratford Festival.“Janet was an artist on an uncompromising search for the truth in all its unvarnished beauty,” said Stratford Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino, who directed Wright as Ma Joad in the 2011 production of “The Grapes of Wrath.”“She was a profoundly talented actress, director and champion for the importance of the arts. I will never forget her passion and forever be inspired by her commitment to our work.”She won the best actress Genie Award in 1992 for “Bordertown Cafe,” and won the best supporting actress in a dramatic program or miniseries award in 2003 for “Betrayed.”Her film credits include “The Perfect Storm,” opposite George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, and TV appearances on series “Dark Angel,” “The King of Kensington” and “The Beachcombers.by Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

photos Chihiro Saito

first_img[photos: Chihiro Saito] February 28, 2011We continue our report from 2/25/11, about the new SPACE FRAME Special Assembly.This is the second piece in a series, that sculptor Brent Scott made for Cosanti. The original prototype was installed there last year [see our reports from March 15., April 14. and 16. 2010].This second piece is half of the size of the original.Special Assembly sculptor at Cosanti, Abel, joins Paolo with suggestions of bells that will make a unison of sound desired by Soleri.Brent with the sculpture in front of Soleri’s house at Cosanti.last_img read more

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive repo

first_imgChannel operator Scripps Networks Interactive reported strong third quarter results, which chairman, president and CEO Kenneth W. Lowe attributed to the popularity of its lifestyle networks. The firm, which owns channel brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel, reported consolidated revenues for the quarter of US$617 million (€460 million) – up 9% year-on-year. Net income was US$129 million, compared with US$118 million in the same quarter last year.Scripps’ lifestyle media division saw revenues increase by 7.8% to US$595 million, driven by advertising and affiliate fee revenue growth. On-air television advertising revenue increased 9.2%, partially offset by a decrease in digital advertising. Overall ad revenues grew 7.5% to US$403 million.Its ‘corporate and other’ division, which consists primarily of Scripps’ international operations, saw revenues increase 63% to US$23.2 million. This was largely attributed to Scripps’ April buyout of Asian Food Channel and the launch of uLive.com.“We’ve created a valuable portfolio of lifestyle networks — as well as industry-leading websites and apps — that attract a highly engaged and upscale audience of food, home and travel enthusiasts,” said Lowe.last_img read more

OTT software provider Vewd has unveiled Vewd Atom

first_imgOTT software provider Vewd has unveiled Vewd Atom, a new OTT platform that the company says will bring apps and streaming experiences to operator devices previously incapable of accessing OTT services.Vewd Atom’s virtualised OTT architecture consists of Vewd’s OTT platform running in the cloud  connected to a lightweight client on the device. Vewd says that operators with legacy devices can use the platform to combat churn, introduce the same OTT experience across all set-top boxes, control all devices through one cloud-based interface and add new OTT services directly in the cloud without the need of firmware upgrades.The company said that applications run ‘sandboxed’ in a controlled cloud environment while video is streamed directly to devices supports modern encryption standards. The company claims that the platform will scale to millions of users without requiring the cost of processing and hosting OTT video.“Vewd Atom is the antidote to cord-cutting,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “It offers all of the modern features potential cord-cutters actively seek while reducing the technical burden on operators. Not only can we help reduce churn, but strengthen the value of pay TV by adding OTT services to hundreds of millions of devices already in the field. This creates the perfect win-win scenario for operators to continue to grow their business.”last_img read more

MSU receives 5 million NIH grant to find link between pesticides and

first_img Source:https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2019/msu-lands-5m-nih-grant-to-connect-dots-between-pesticides-and-parkinsons/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 6 2019A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers.Honglei Chen, a professor of epidemiology whose research focuses on neurodegenerative diseases, will use a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institutes for Health to investigate the role pesticides might play in olfactory impairment and their relevance to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.Related StoriesComplement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous researchBridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis IndustryAXT enhances cellular research product portfolio with solutions from StemBioSys”Our battle against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may depend on early disease identification and intervention, and poor olfaction has been identified as an early warning for these diseases,” Chen said. “This grant will allow us to connect the dots by identifying factors that contribute to poor olfaction among older adults and evaluating how this sensory deficit may progress to early stages of neurodegenerative diseases.”In preliminary analyses, researchers found a correlation between high pesticide exposure and self-reported poor sense of smell. In this project, researchers will objectively assess the olfaction of around 2,200 farmers using a standard smell test.Using a scratch-and-sniff method, participants will need to correctly identify 12 common smells such as smoke, lemon, cinnamon or gasoline. Researchers will then conduct home visits of approximately 450 farmers to assess cognitive function and motor symptoms.”We are trying to put everything into context with the ultimate goal of understanding the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases and factors involved,” Chen said. “This project focuses on pesticides because earlier studies show their potential connections to neurodegenerative diseases. Now we want to define what role they play.”last_img read more

Maxcure in tieup with Swedenbased Medicover plans expansion

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL February 11, 2019 Maxcure Hospitals, with 51 per cent equity investor, Medicover, the Sweden-based healthcare and diagnostic major, has charted a growth plan focussed on Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and the two Telugu states.The expansion, which began in 2017 with the dilution of 51 per cent for about Rs 320 crore from the holding company, Sahrudaya Healthcare Pvt Ltd, has already seen Maxcure rapidly scale up its presence from 200 beds in 2015 to 2,000 beds at present. It has 11 multi-speciality hospitals, mostly in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, said G Anil Krishna, Managing Director.A large part of the growth will be met with funds raised from the investor, internal accruals and, going forward, from debt says Anil, whose vision it is to take the group to the top five in the country’s healthcare sector by 2025. “We are betting big on Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the next three years. Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nagpur, and later, Pune, are the prime locations”, he told BusinessLine.Maxcure, which began in 2014 in Hyderabad under the Sahrudaya Healthcare Group and soon took over Mediciti hospitals, has moved into Nashik with a 300-bedded facility and is close to completing a similar sized one in Navi Mumbai. The strategy would be to take high quality, affordable healthcare to tier-2 and 3 cities, he added.The turnover for fiscal 2017-18 was Rs 421 crore and it had done Rs 400 crore by January-end in the current fiscal. Its overall investments have also risen to Rs 500 crore. While each hospital will be a multi-speciality facility with the best medical, para medical and diagnostic care, at two places — Madhapur in Hyderabad and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh — exclusive oncology (cancer) facilities and treatment are also being established, he said.In addition, Medicover has diagnostic facilities in Bengaluru and Mysuru. It has announced its intention to expand its presence in fertility services too. After entering India in 2016 with an agreement to manage the operations of Medicover Fertility India, it has acquired the main shareholder, Medicover Healthcare, Delhi. It has since opened facilities in five cities, with the latest being in Hyderabad. Published on Growth plans to focus on Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh COMMENTS 0 SHARE COMMENTlast_img read more

Chandrakant Patil is new chief of Maharashtra BJP

first_imgMUMBAI: Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections, the BJP on Tuesday appointed state revenue minister Chandrakant Patil and party MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha as presidents of the state and Mumbai city units, respectively. While Patil has replaced Raosaheb Danve, who resigned as the Maharashtra BJP chief after his induction into Union cabinet, Lodha, a builder and the richest MLA, will take place of Ashish Shelar who was recently appointed as a minister in the state government. As per BJP constitution, a party leader cannot continue to hold the same post for more than two terms. Shelar had served as the president of the Mumbai unit for the last six years. “I request the party to appoint a full time state president for strengthening the party organisation. I need to focus on my ministerial portfolio and parliamentary responsibilities,” Danve said while announcing his resignation as the state unit president. Sources said that Patil, believed to be the number two in the state Cabinet, has the task cut out for him to ensure that the BJP retains power with an improved mandate. The elections for the 288-member House are due in September-October this year. Patil hails from Kolhapur district in western Maharashtra, once a stronghold of the Congress and the NCP. With Patil’s appointment, the presidents of the state units of the BJP, the Congress and the NCP now hail from the western Maharashtra region. While newly-appointed state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat comes from Ahmednagar district, his NCP counterpart Jayant Patil belongs to Sangli district. Lodha represents Malabar Hill constituency in south Mumbai. In 2014 assembly polls, the BJP had emerged as the single largest party by winning 122 seats. The saffron party went on to form a coalition government with the support of the Shiv Sena, which had won 63 seats. In the recently-held Lok Sabha elections, the BJP retained its 2014 tally of 23 seats in Maharashtra, which sends 48 MPs to Lok Sabha. Read this story in MarathiDownload The Times of India News App for Latest India News.XStart your day smart with stories curated specially for youlast_img read more