21 days agoBorussia Dortmund fullback Hakimi hits back at Zidane critics

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Borussia Dortmund fullback Hakimi hits back at Zidane criticsby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund fullback Ashraf Hakimi has hit back at the critics of Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.Hakimi is in the second of a two season loan from Real.He told AS: “Sometimes I find the criticism addressed to Zidane and the players unfair, they brought many things to the club with the Champions Leagues and other trophies too. “And above all, they improved the club, I do not think they deserve this treatment, they are club legends, they deserve a little respect. I think Zidane is ideal for Real Madrid, there is no coach who has won three Champions Leagues in a row for the same club. He is the ideal person and he has already proved it.” last_img read more

21 hours agoNewcastle striker Carroll suffers new setback

first_imgNewcastle striker Carroll suffers new setbackby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United striker Andy Carroll has suffered a groin strain and will miss this weekend’s visit of Wolves.Newcastle are also sweating on the severity of a knee injury to star defender Fabian Schar, says the Daily Mail.Both players picked up the problems during last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Chelsea, a result that leaves the Magpies in the bottom three.Carroll is yet to start a game since rejoining his hometown club in August having undergone ankle surgery in March.Although the groin injury is not thought to be serious, it is nonetheless a setback in his bid for full fitness. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

HBC accuses Land Buildings of misleading shareholders about Rhone investment

first_imgTORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. and activist investor Land & Buildings continue to accuse one another of misleading shareholders regarding the sale of the retailer’s Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building and a related investment by Rhone Capital.In a statement, HBC (TSX:HBC) said it has not sold a controlling interest to Rhone which agreed last month to invest $632 million in the retailer in the form of mandatorily convertible preferred shares, initially convertible into common shares at $12.42 per share.HBC said it expects Rhone will initially hold a 21.8 per cent voting and equity interest in the company on a partially diluted basis and that could grow to 30.0 per cent if the preferred shares are held to their eight-year maturity.The department store chain’s statement is a response to the activist investor’s urging that the retailer consider a bid for its German operations by Signa Holding and critique of the security issuance, which it said sells a controlling interest in the company without having sought the approval of minority shareholders.Land & Buildings called some of HBC’s comments “highly perplexing” in a statement released today and re-iterated its demand that shareholders be allowed to vote on the share issue. Such a vote is necessary to determine whether the new investment is in common shareholders’ interests.“The Rhone transaction effectively transfers meaningful and practical control of the company into a class of preferred shares that over time functionally outstrip common shareholders of their equity,” Land & Buildings said.The announcement of the investment by Rhone last month was part of a series of deals that also saw HBC sell the Lord & Taylor building in New York to WeWork Property Advisors for C$1.075 billion.last_img read more

Minister Anything could happen if Brexit deal rejected

first_imgLONDON — A senior British Cabinet minister has said that a second referendum or a so-called “Norway-plus” deal could be in the cards if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers’ approval for her Brexit deal.Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is the first minister to discuss a “Plan B” should May be defeated in a key parliamentary vote scheduled for Tuesday.Rudd, who backs May’s Brexit deal, said “anything could happen” if the government is defeated in Parliament, and predicted a chaotic period.She told the Times on Saturday that while none of the possible alternatives is better than the current Brexit deal, she would prefer a model similar to Norway, which is not an EU member but is part of the European Economic Area.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Workers at GMs Canada plant hold work stoppage over closure

first_imgOSHAWA, Ont. — Unionized workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, are holding another sit-down protest over the planned closure of the facility that would lead to the loss of 3,000 jobs.The union confirmed Wednesday’s work stoppage following an earlier protest Tuesday.Unifor president Jerry Dias sat down with GM on Tuesday to talk about proposals the union had made to extend the life of the Ontario plant, but were turned down.The union suggestions included extending the life of the Chevy Impala and Cadillac XTS produced at the plant or shifting production slated for Mexico to the plant. GM says they’re not economically viable.GM announced in November it would cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure.The Associated Presslast_img read more

No hint of compromise as Syria peace talks enter day two

first_imgMontreux (Switzerland) – Syria’s peace conference moved into a second day Thursday with the warring sides showing no willingness to compromise as global powers seek to engineer head-to-head talks on ending the bloodshed.The biggest push yet to end the conflict was marked by fiery exchanges on day one Wednesday as the regime and the opposition clashed over President Bashar al-Assad’s fate at the UN meeting in Switzerland.Expectations are very low for a breakthrough at the conference, but diplomats believe that simply bringing the two sides together for the first time is a mark of some progress and could be an important first step. After a day of formal speeches set to be followed this week by talks involving the two sides, UN leader Ban Ki-moon urged Syria’s regime and opposition to finally work together at the table.“The world wants an urgent end to the conflict,” Ban said in a closing press conference at the talks in the Swiss town of Montreux on Wednesday. “Enough is enough, the time has to come to negotiate.”But official statements made by the delegations gave no hint of compromise, as the two sides met on the shores of Lake Geneva for the first time since the conflict erupted in March 2011.Branding the opposition “traitors” and foreign agents, Syrian officials insisted Assad would not give up power, while the opposition said he must step down and face trial.“Assad will not go,” Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said on the sidelines of the conference.In his speech, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem surprised observers with a vehement attack on the opposition that went on long beyond the allotted time of less than 10 minutes, forcing Ban to repeatedly ask him to wrap it up.”They (the opposition) claim to represent the Syrian people. If you want to speak in the name of the Syrian people, you should not be traitors to the Syrian people, agents in the pay of enemies of the Syrian people,” Muallem said.Ahmad Jarba, the head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, called on the regime to “immediately” sign a deal reached at the last peace conference in Geneva in 2012 setting out “the transfer of powers from Assad, including for the army and security, to a transition government”.Jarba said that would be “the preamble to Bashar al-Assad’s resignation and his trial alongside all the criminals of his regime”.Leading a series of sharp US accusations against the Syrian regime, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Assad could not be part of any transitional government.“There is no way, not possible in the imagination, that the man who has led the brutal response to his own people could regain legitimacy to govern,” Kerry said.US officials also slammed the Syrian delegation for its incendiary remarks.“Instead of laying out a positive vision for the future of Syria that is diverse, inclusive and respectful of the rights of all, the Syrian regime chose inflammatory rhetoric,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius accused the regime of lowering the tone of the discussions, saying its delegation was the only one that was “deaf and blind”.“The situation is very difficult, we couldn’t expect a bed of roses,” Fabius said.At his closing press conference, Kerry said Washington was also pursuing “different avenues” to resolve the conflict alongside peace talks, including “augmented support to the opposition”.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the talks will “not be simple, they will not be quick” but urged both sides to seize a “historic opportunity”.About 40 nations and international bodies were gathered, but no direct talks are expected until possibly Friday — when opposition and regime delegations will meet in Geneva for negotiations that officials have said could last seven to 10 days.The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, told the closing press conference he would meet on Thursday with both sides to discuss the next step in negotiations.“Tomorrow I am going to meet them separately and see how best we can move forward,” Brahimi said.“Do we go straight into one room and start discussing or do we talk a little bit more separately?… I don’t know yet.”Erupting after the regime cracked down on protests inspired by the Arab Spring, the civil war has claimed more than 130,000 lives and forced millions from the homes.Recent months have seen the conflict settle into a brutal stalemate — with the death toll rising but neither camp making decisive gains.With no one ready for serious concessions, world powers will be looking for short-term deals to keep the process moving forward, including on localised ceasefires, freer humanitarian access and prisoner exchanges.Brahimi said he “had indications” from both sides that they were willing discuss these issues.Notably absent from the table was crucial Assad backer Iran, after Ban reversed a last-minute invitation when the opposition said it would boycott if Tehran took part.Pitting Assad’s regime, dominated by the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam, against largely Sunni Muslim rebels, the war has unsettled large parts of the Middle East.There were stark reminders of the conflict’s impact in the run-up to the talks, with continued fighting on the ground and new evidence in a report alleging that Assad’s forces have systematically killed and tortured 11,000 people.The opposition called at the conference for an international inquiry into the allegations.“We have to stop this spiral of violence. We do call for an international inspection to visit places of detention and see the facts of torture that our citizens face every day,” Jarba said.last_img read more

Wrestling No 6 Ohio State defeats No 7 Nebraska 2112 on senior

No. 1 Myles Martin of Ohio State scores a single leg takedown on Mason Manville of Penn State in the 184-pound bout of the Ohio State-Penn State dual. Martin won the bout by major decision, 18-6. Ohio State lost the dual against Penn State 28-9. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The LanternOhio State senior Myles Martin, the No. 1 wrestler in the country at 184 pounds, remained undefeated with a pivotal win to seal the team victory on senior day for the Buckeyes.The No. 6 Ohio State wrestling team (11-2, 7-2 Big Ten) defeated No. 7 Nebraska (11-5, 5-4 Big Ten) 21-12 on Sunday. In a highly anticipated match, Martin won by decision 12-5 against Nebraska fourth-ranked redshirt sophomore Taylor Venz.Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan was happy with the physicality the team showed against Nebraska.“The biggest [issue] with the [Buckeyes] is grittiness and toughness,” Ryan said. “Overall there was progress.”Ohio State finished the duel with six wins in 10 bouts against the Cornhuskers.Ohio State redshirt junior Kollin Moore, the No. 2 wrestler in the country at 197 pounds, won by sudden victory, improving his record to 15-1. The home crowd went into an uproar as Moore took down Nebraska 11th-ranked redshirt sophomore Eric Schultz, in overtime to win 7-5 giving the Buckeyes a 18-12 lead going into the final bout.Ohio State redshirt senior Micah Jordan, the No. 3 wrestler in the country at 149 pounds, won his last home match in big fashion. Jordan won by technical fall 22-7 over Nebraska redshirt junior Jordan Shearer. Moore said Jordan’s big-time victory was well deserved on senior night in front of a home crowd.“I love watching him wrestle. He just hits some really slick stuff and is always attacking,” Moore said. “To see him win and go out with a good dominant win like that was awesome.”Ohio State redshirt freshman Chase Singletary, the No. 18 wrestler in the country at heavyweight, pulled off the upset against Nebraska seventh-ranked redshirt junior David Jensen, as time expired in the third period to win 7-5.Singletary took contact to the face that resulted in blood time, but he said that gave him what he needed to pull off the upset.“I felt amped, when you are in a tough match and you feel blood it just gets me going a little bit,” Singletary said. “I don’t know why but it was fun.”Ohio State senior Joey McKenna, the No. 3 wrestler in the country at 141 pounds, won his final home match of his career. McKenna won by decision 7-3 over Nebraska redshirt sophomore Chad Red.After the Buckeyes fell to a 3-0 deficit, Ohio State junior Luke Pletcher, the No. 6 wrestler in the country at 133 pounds, put the Buckeyes on the board. Pletcher won by major decision 13-4 over Nebraska true freshman Jevon Parrish.Ohio State true freshman Malik Heinselman, lost by decision 8-5 to Nebraska redshirt sophomore Zeke Moisey, No. 14 wrestler in the country at 125 pounds.Despite Heinselman losing his match Ryan was very impressed with the true freshman.“I was really happy with [Heinselman] overall,” Ryan said. “He really out wrestled [Moisey] most of the match.”Ohio State senior Te’Shan Campbell, lost a hard-fought battle by decision 4-2 to Nebraska junior Isaiah White, No. 6 wrestler in the country at 165 pounds, improving his record to 15-5. Nebraska redshirt senior Tyler Berger, No. 2 wrestler in the country at 157 pounds, improved to 21-2 on the season. Berger won by decision 10-5 over Ohio State eighth-ranked redshirt junior Ke-Shawn Hayes.No. 6 Ohio State will take on No. 9 Cornell at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Ithaca, New York. read more

Allardyce on Man City success £350m – that will have a

first_imgEverton manager Sam Allardyce believes that the level of spending that Manchester City have made has been a factor in their success this seasonEverton are set to host the Premier League leaders on Saturday with City looking to take another step closer to the title by adding another three points.While Pep Guardiola has been receiving much praise for the results he has accomplished, while installing his style of play into the squad, Allardyce believes that the amount of spending that the club did can not be ignored.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“And £350million – that will have a bit to do with it! In all fairness, the money’s been really well spent, hasn’t it?” said the former England coach, according to talkSPORT.“It’s a lot of money but it’s been spent on quality players over his short period there and I think those players have brought so much more to the team overall.“The average age of the player has been reduced. Certainly the confidence has grown where they believe every game they walk out on they are not going to get beat. That grows and becomes another force before that even start. We can’t be intimidated by that.”last_img read more

Cassano clashes with Wanda on Live TV over Icardis wrangles

first_imgMauro Icardi needs to return to Inter’s dressing room and clarify things, according to Antonio Cassano to the wife of the player Wanda Nara on live TV.Wanda who is the agent of Icardi defended the player’s position after losing the captaincy two weeks ago, during Sunday’s transmission of Tiki Taka.“In football, there are so many injustices like this penalty, Perisic’s attitude and keeping Icardi at home, someone who gave everything to Inter but is now being painted like a monster, which he’s not,” she said as cited on Football Italia.“We all saw Perisic’s penalty sitting here, but his gesture didn’t give out tranquillity. It takes respect to be a captain and Mauro has it for everyone at Inter, their colours, and their jersey.Politano’s celebration looking like a mock of Icardi’s celebration🤔 Perisic trying to diffuse it is an example of another club that is in a bit of disarray that is going on behind the scenes #SerieA #Icardi #Inter pic.twitter.com/OF1h0QxPau— Soccer Report (@ReportFootball2) February 24, 2019“Mauro must go to the dressing room to resolve problems? Enough of this rubbish. What is it, the dressing room, physiotherapy?“He’s done nothing. It’s all non-existent drama.”That prompted Cassano, an ex-Nerazzurri forward to weigh into the matter: “They’re playing for third place while waiting to get back Icardi…Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“They need his goals. He needs to go into the dressing room and clarify his position with the players until June for his own sake.“I say it as an interista: he needs to talk to those who have problems with him, shake their hands and in June what will be, will be.“If they took the armband off me? I would’ve gone crazy, but he doesn’t have to stay out of the team until June.“Neither the club nor Spalletti are crazy. There were some problems, but they’ve clarified them for the good of Inter.Per chi si fosse perso il battibecco tra Cassano e Wandita… 😉 pic.twitter.com/IsM7AJuVbh— dondiego (@dondiegotheone) February 24, 2019Cassano also defended Perisic’s action after suggesting Icardi isn’t in good terms with a section of the players.“There was nothing in Perisic’s gesture, but I think Icardi has problems with the Slavs in the squad.”Inter managed to secure one point from the tie (3-3) after blowing away a two-goal lead.last_img read more

How to prepare for the next earthquake

first_img KUSI Newsroom, AP July 8, 2019 Posted: July 8, 2019 Updated: 3:13 PM KUSI Newsroom, AP, center_img How to prepare for the next earthquake 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity and raised new interest in an early warning system being developed for the West Coast.The ShakeAlert system is substantially built in California and overall is about 55% complete, with much of the remaining installation of seismic sensor stations to be done in the Pacific Northwest, said Robert de Groot of the U.S. Geological Survey.Areas that have the appropriate number of sensors include Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area and the Seattle-Tacoma region, de Groot said.The system does not predict earthquakes. Rather, it detects that an earthquake is occurring, rapidly calculates expected intensity levels and sends out alerts that may give warnings ranging from several seconds to perhaps a minute before potentially damaging shaking hits locations away from the epicenter.Depending on the distance, that could be enough time to automatically slow trains, stop industrial machines, start generators, pull a surgical knife away from a patient or tell students to put the “drop, cover and hold” drill into action.For alerts to be useful, delivery has to be timely, and that’s a problem with current cellphone technology. For cellphone delivery, the USGS ultimately intends to use the same system that delivers Amber Alerts, sending signals to everyone in reach of cellphone towers in defined areas where damaging shaking is expected.Pilot programs involving select users have been underway for several years. In October, the USGS announced the system was ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities following a software update that reduced problems such as false alerts typically caused by a big quake somewhere in the world being misidentified as a local quake.Currently, the only mass public notification is possible through a mobile app developed for the city of Los Angeles and functional only within Los Angeles County.The ShakeAlertLA app did not send alerts for last week’s two big quakes, but officials said it functioned as designed because the expected level of shaking in the LA area — more than 100 miles from the epicenters— was below a trigger threshold.Thresholds for alerting are important because California has daily earthquakes.“Imagine getting 10 ShakeAlerts on your phone for really small earthquakes that may not affect you,” de Groot said. “If people get saturated with these messages it’s going to make people not care as much.”In the Mojave Desert on Monday, rattled residents cleaned up and officials assessed damage in the aftermath of Thursday’s magnitude 6.4 earthquake and Friday’s magnitude 7.1 quake centered near Ridgecrest.It could be several more days before water service is restored to the small town of Trona, where officials trucked in portable toilets and showers, said San Bernardino County spokesman David Wert.Ten residences in Trona were red-tagged as uninhabitable and officials expect that number to increase as inspectors complete surveys. Wert said he’s seen homes that shifted 6 feet (nearly 2 meters) off their foundations.Electricity was restored to Trona over the weekend, allowing people to use much-needed air conditioners as daytime temperatures approached 100 degrees (38 Celsius).Teams will need several more days to finish assessments in nearby Ridgecrest, where the number of damaged buildings will likely be in the dozens, Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person said.Person says officials are bringing in counselors to help residents still on edge as aftershocks rattle the area.“You can’t feel every single one, but you can feel a lot of them,” she said. “Those poor people have been dealing with shaking ground non-stop since Thursday.”In studio with tips on how you can make sure you and your family is ready is Emily Cox from the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more