The State of The Game

For the 95th consecutive year, The Game endures – as strong as it ever has. The Ohio State and Michigan football teams are prepping for their 109th meeting on Saturday at Ohio Stadium and the series, known to many simply as “The Game,” is far from stale. It’s a matter that’s as salient for first-year OSU coach Urban Meyer and players up and down his roster as it likely was for the renowned Buckeyes coaches and players of yesteryear. Recognized by the United States Congress as the greatest rivalry in sports, the OSU-UM rivalry dates back to 1897, and an air of hatred for “that team up north” still pervades the OSU football facilities. Letter “M’s” visible on campus signage were covered with red tape and the name of the state that borders Ohio to the north might as well have been a four-letter word for OSU players during Monday press conferences at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Media availability began with Meyer, who, with a glint in his eyes, recounted his memories of The Game by rattling off names like Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes, Pete Johnson and Archie Griffin. Meyer recalled the OSU’s 1987 win at Michigan Stadium. It was the final game for Meyer’s mentor, former OSU coach Earle Bruce, who was informed of his firing prior to the contest. “I can tell you (about) walking into coach Bruce’s office right here,” said Meyer, who was an assistant on Bruce’s staff at the time of the incident. “I saw a bunch of coaches with their arms on the table, with their face in their arms, and tears and the whole deal. I was like the last guy to walk in, and he said that coach Bruce will no longer be the coach after this game … Just an incredible moment in Ohio State history.” OSU went to Ann Arbor, Mich., the following Saturday where Bruce’s Buckeyes defeated UM, 23-20. Bruce was carried off the field on the shoulders of his players. To understand how deep The Game still permeates the sporting culture at OSU in modern times, look no further than athletic director Gene Smith’s Monday press conference at the Fawcett Center. Smith was made available to discuss the University of Maryland’s move to the Big Ten Conference, and Smith found himself fielding questions about OSU’s current bowl ban and whether he could or should have administered a self-imposed ban during the 2011 season. His focus? Beating Michigan. Smith said he wasn’t worried about hypotheticals. In the midst of the historic addition of Maryland to the Big Ten, Smith said his aim was to help the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines. “I’m worried about making sure that we position our football staff, our student-athletes – everything we can to have the opportunity to beat that team up north,” Smith said. “That’s my mission right now.” The teams have taken turns dominating the rivalry for years at a time. From 2004-2009, OSU won six consecutive times. The Buckeyes also won in 2010, but the game was later vacated due to NCAA violations for which OSU is also currently serving an NCAA-imposed postseason ban. Those penalties came as a result of the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal in which players received extra impermissible benefits in exchange for OSU football memorabilia. OSU’s dominance in the mid-2000s caused some to forget about the rivalry, said Buckeyes senior wide receiver Taylor Rice. “To be honest, people felt like the rivalry was dying down because it had been so many years since they beat us,” Rice said. Both teams come into this year’s game ranked nationally, making the game relevant to both sides and the rest of the country. OSU enters this year’s grand finale with an unblemished, 11-0 record, which is complimented by the Associated Press‘ No. 4 ranking. The Buckeyes are also playing for the sixth undefeated season in program history and the first since 2002. UM didn’t quite fulfill expectations this season – it began its 2012 campaign with a 41-14 loss to then-No. 1-ranked Alabama in its opening game, followed by later losses to Notre Dame, America’s current No. 1-ranked team, and Nebraska. The Wolverines have managed to claw their way to an 8-3 overall record and the No. 20 ranking in the AP poll – they still have a meaningful bowl game to play for. The Buckeyes are coming off a loss in Ann Arbor last year, too. While frustrating for OSU, the defeat, Rice said, was for the good of the rivalry. “Honestly, I think that reality check helped us,” Rice said. “It let people know that this is a rivalry and there’s nothing like it. This game alone will make or break your season.” Several OSU players, and scores of Buckeyes before them, have echoed that sentiment – The Game is all that counts. In 2012, OSU players likened the OSU-UM game to “their Super Bowl” and “their national championship.” The superlatives change, but the message is consistent – The Game is still The Game, and it’s as strong as it’s ever been. “This is what it all comes down to – playing Michigan,” Rice said. “Winning or losing. This is what determines the outcome of our season … It’s been a great season but this is what really counts. This is what our season comes down to. This is our Super Bowl.” This year’s installment of The Game will is scheduled for a noon start at Ohio Stadium. read more

Ronaldo expected better from Neymar at World Cup

first_imgBrazil legend Ronaldo Nazario has admitted that he had expected better from Neymar following his struggles at the World CupThe Paris Saint-Germain forward was only able to find the back of the net twice for Brazil in the competition and was unable to make an impact as the Selecao were surprisingly knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals.In fact, Neymar received more recognition for his theatrics on the pitch while reacting to tackles and any physical alterations with opposition players with fans having even gone as far as creating a game called the “Neymar Challenge”.But Ronaldo, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in World Cup history, did suggest that Neymar’s foot injury, which ended his club season at PSG in February, may have been a possible reason as to why he failed to produce the level of performances that had been expected of him.Ronaldo told Sport: “We all expected more from him because he’s the star of the team,”“I don’t know if it was because of the operation he had on his foot or another problem but I saw him as quite limited on the pitch.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“To arrive at a World Cup following an operation and three months out is complicated. To play the first match as if nothing had happened is difficult.”The next World Cup in Qatar in four years time may be Neymar’s last chance to win the tournament due to the fact that he will be 30 years old come the start of the competition.But Ronaldo feels that the 26-year-old still has time on his side to make an impact.“He must learn from this World Cup because at 26 he is still a young boy,” he said.“Either way, he’s an extremely talented young man who carries a great deal of responsibility.”last_img read more

Former England player urges Chelsea to stay put

first_imgFormer England midfielder John Barnes has urged Chelsea star, Eden Hazard to remain at the club despite interest from Real Madrid.The Spanish giants were reportedly after his services all summer long but with Chelsea refusing to sell, the Belgium captain stayed put at Stamford Bridge.However, with his current deal expiring in the summer of 2020 and his refusal to extend his contract at the club, the Blues might be hoping to cash in on the player should he decide to leave.But Barnes who played for Liverpool during his playing days believes Hazard might be stifled at other big clubs and wouldn’t have the same freedom he enjoys at Chelsea. Barnes told beIN Sports, according to InsideFutbol:“If you see the way Eden Hazard plays – he has 30 to 40 touches with the ball at times, he plays one-twos and he does what he wants.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“If he goes to Real Madrid, he wouldn’t be able to do that.”“He goes to a club where he would have to fit into a system, as you see what happens with Belgium, which is why they have not gone on to maximise their potential.”“You may say he is possibly the best individual player, but Chelsea are the right club for him because I watched him score a hat-trick and at times you think he should play it simple, but he doesn’t and there are no repercussions on him because they accept that at Chelsea.”“At a Barcelona or Real Madrid, they wouldn’t accept that.”last_img read more

Juan Cuadrado Im working every day to raise my game further

first_imgJuventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado believes that there are still aspects of his own game that he must improveThe Colombia international started as a right wing-back for Juventus in Wednesday night’s Serie A game against Bologna.Goals from Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi inside the opening 16 minutes at Turin enabled Juventus to maintain their 100% winning start to the season after six games.“I am very happy with the team’s overall performance,” Cuadrado told the club website.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“When we play ball to feet, we’re effective and fun. I think we’ve made a great start to this season and we must keep up the good work.”But the 30-year-old, who gave Cristiano Ronaldo his no.7 jersey in the summer, feels there are aspects of his game that still need work.“As far as my own performance is concerned, I still have room for improvement and, when I attempt one-on-one moves, I must make the most of my characteristics, but I’m working every day to raise my game further.”Juventus will next face title rivals Napoli at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Saturday.last_img read more

Music Festivals 2018 Becky G Bad Bunny Added To Calibash Lineup

first_imgNews See Becky G, Bad Bunny At Calibash 2018 music-festivals-2018-becky-g-bad-bunny-added-calibash-lineup Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Facebook 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Residente Wins Best Urban Song Residente Wins Best Urban Song See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers The biggest Latin music concert in Los Angeles brings an all-star lineup to Staples Center on Jan. 20, 2018Renée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 21, 2017 – 3:18 pm Since its inception 11 years ago, the Calibash concert has celebrated Latin music in the hip-hop, urban, tropical, pop, and R&B genres and has grown into the largest show of its kind in Los Angeles. If the initial lineup announcement for the 2018 installment is any indication, next year’s fest will be a good one.Hosted by radio station KXOL-FM and SBS, the lineup will include all-stars J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, Wisin Y Yandel, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Becky G, Natti Natasha, and French Montana. Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Twitter Prev Next Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Music Festivals 2018: Becky G, Bad Bunny Added To Calibash Lineup 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Residente Wins Best Urban Song Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music “The 2018 Calibash is a one-of-a-kind celebration that showcases the wide variety of Latin Urban music,” Alessandra Alarcón SBS West Coast said. “In 11 years, the festival has exceeded even our own expectations. We’re thrilled to be returning to the Staples Center for the 2018 Calibash. It promises to be a can’t-miss night.”Calibash 2018 will take place Jan. 20, 2018, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale starting Nov. 22.Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Favors JazzRead more Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images More 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Email Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMYlast_img read more

Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash

first_img More information: Pigeons trade efficiency for stability in response to level of challenge during confined flight, C. David Williams, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1407298112 AbstractIndividuals traversing challenging obstacles are faced with a decision: they can adopt traversal strategies that minimally disrupt their normal locomotion patterns or they can adopt strategies that substantially alter their gait, conferring new advantages and disadvantages. We flew pigeons (Columba livia) through an array of vertical obstacles in a flight arena, presenting them with this choice. The pigeons selected either a strategy involving only a slight pause in the normal wing beat cycle, or a wings-folded posture granting reduced efficiency but greater stability should a misjudgment lead to collision. The more stable but less efficient flight strategy was not used to traverse easy obstacles with wide gaps for passage but came to dominate the postures used as obstacle challenge increased with narrower gaps and there was a greater chance of a collision. These results indicate that birds weigh potential obstacle negotiation strategies and estimate task difficulty during locomotor pattern selection. Explore further Feral pigeon (Columba livia) in flight. Credit: Alan D. Wilson/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 2.5 © 2015 Phys.org City dwellers know that pigeons are some of the best flyers around, unlike robins and other birds, pigeons rarely collide with cars, buildings, trees or any other obstacle. That skill has not gone unnoticed—scientists and engineers have been working for years to duplicate their abilities. In this new effort, Williams and Biewener taught some of their tamed specimens to fly through a corridor to get to a meal, then introduced obstacles and high speed cameras to find out how it is that the birds are so good at avoiding objects in their path.The obstacles were plastic pipes, placed vertically some distance apart from one another. To pass between the pipes, the birds had to scrunch themselves a bit, but how they did so, the researchers found, depended on how far apart the pipes were. They noted that when the pipes were at least a half a wing length apart, the birds lifted their wings as if to flap as they approached the obstacle, but then held them steady, above their heads as they passed between the pipes, then flapped down as soon as they were through—a technique that led to very little loss of altitude, which meant it was quite efficient. But if the pipes were moved closer together, they pulled their wings into their body, a less efficient approach, but one much less likely to result in wing damage. To make sure the first approach was not merely coincident based on where the wings were when the birds arrived at the obstacle, the researchers filmed them multiple times, finding the same result each time.Because the birds used two different techniques for allowing them safe passage through the pipe obstacles, based on what they observed as they approached, the researchers believe that choosing which technique to use was a deliberate act, which meant the birds somehow made a choice of which technique to use, just before they passed through—very impressive, especially when noting that birds, except for some such as crows or magpies, are not generally known for their smarts. Citation: Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash (2015, March 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-pigeons-rarely.htmlcenter_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Researchers conduct study to determine impact of using drones to study birds This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Harvard University has uncovered one of the secrets behind pigeons’ impressive flight abilities. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, David Williams and Andrew Biewener describe how they videotaped some of the birds flying through an obstacle course they made, and what they found when they examined the footage.last_img read more

Canal Plus has named Raphaël De Andréis as deputy

first_imgCanal Plus has named Raphaël De Andréis as deputy director-general in charge of pay TV activities and Ara Aprikian as deputy director-general in charge of free TV.De Andréis, who was previously president of Havas-owned BETC Euro RSCG, where he advised Canal Plus and CanalSat on communications strategy, will take charge of the broadcaster’s premium and thematic channels. Aprikian, who previously worked in a number of roles for TF1, before taking a senior editorial role with Canal Plus in 2005, will look after Canal Plus’s free-to-air windows, news channel i>Télé and Bolloré’s Direct 8 and Direct Star channels, subject to regulatory approval of the latter’s acquisition.Both will report to Rodolphe Belmer, deputy director general, editorial, at Canal Plus Group and director-general, editorial, at Canal Plus France.last_img read more

Liberty Globalowned cable operator UPC Poland has

first_imgLiberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has implemented a decoder update that removes SD channels from the menu of viewers that have access to the same channels in HD. The operator said the change would enable viewers to access their preferred channels more easily and remove duplications.UPC Poland has implemented the change on its Mediabox HD and Mediabox decoders and on its MediaModuł CI+ conditional access module. The changes do not apply to its Kaon or recently launched Horizon set-tops.last_img read more

More than one million illegal settop boxes that a

first_imgMore than one million illegal set-top boxes that allow users to stream content illegally have been sold in the UK over the past two years, according to a new report from IP protection body FACT UK.The report, titled ‘Cracking Down on Digital Piracy’, gathers insights from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), FACT, City of London Police, Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), Police Scotland and Entura International, and claims that piracy is “putting the public at significant risk”.The report says that piracy exposes children to inappropriate content – such as ads for casinos and dating sites – as “the majority of criminals behind digital piracy make their money from advertising”.It also claims that Kodi box add-ons have no parental controls or security standards, and that, with most streaming now happening over social platforms like Twitter and Facebook, criminals can attract more viewers and “put more users at risk of malware or security issues”.“A quarter of Brits access digital material illegally, and often don’t realise the risks associated with that, for them and their families,” said FACT director general, Kieron Sharp.“Pirates are not Robin Hood characters; they are criminals who do it to make money through illicit means. As a result, the risks are high – inappropriate advertising that could be seen by young children, electrical safety associated with counterfeit parts, and financial cyber crime.”The report claims that anything from “tens of millions to hundreds of millions of pounds” are going to criminal groups each year as a result of piracy – through ad revenues, subscription fees and malware that can hijack users’ computers.With the rise of bitcoin, more gangs are also using the dark web to sell illicit information like the illegal software used to modify set-top boxes or customer data acquired through malware, according to the study.“While it may be tempting for people to think they are getting a bargain when streaming illegally, it’s important to remember that there are organised criminals behind it, often associated with other serious crimes,” said the head of the PIPCU, detective chief inspector Pete Ratcliffe.“Pirating content is not a petty crime; from release groups, to site operators to set-top box wholesalers and distributers, there is an international criminal business model.”To access the full report click here.last_img read more

Interment afterwards in The City Cemetery Sacr

first_img“Interment afterwards in The City Cemetery. “Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. “Our Lady of Lourdes intercede for him.”Requiem Mass today for songwriter and broadcaster Eamon Friel was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: The popular songwriter and broadcaster sadly died on Friday morning after a short illness, his family said.His death shocked family, friends and his army of listeners who tuned in faithfully each Thursday night to listen to his Radio Foyle show ‘Songbook with Eamon Friel’.A family notice reads: “FRIEL, 21 st. June 2019, at Altnagelvin Hospital, Eamon Patrick, Beloved Husband of Caitlin, Loving Father to Colum, Devoted Grandfather to Milla, Father-in-Law to Muriel, Dear Son of the Late Jimmy and Nancy. “Funeral leaving his home 11 Marlborough Street, on Monday the 24th. inst. at 11:00 A.M. to St. Eugene’s Cathedral for Requiem Mass at 11:30 A.M. BBC RADIO FOYLEDerryRequiem Mass today for sonwriter and broadcaster Eamon FrielSt Eugene’s cathedral ShareTweet The late great Eamon Friel who sadly died on Friday after a short illnessHUNDREDS of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of Eamon Friel today.Requiem Mass will be held at St Eugene’s Cathedral and the father of one will be laid to rest afterwards in the City Cemetery.last_img read more