Cavani responds to Neymar row: PSG have to be a family

first_imgPSG ‘We have to be a family’ – Cavani stresses PSG unity following Neymar fall-out Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:44 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Edinson Cavani Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain Getty Images PSG UEFA Champions League PSG v Bayern München Bayern München While acknowledging there were differences among the club’s players, the Uruguayan underlined that any problems end once they step on the pitch Edinson Cavani has insisted that Paris Saint-Germain must be a “family” on the pitch, despite recent bad blood between the Uruguayan and record signing Neymar. Tensions between the striking pair were sparked when Neymar and Cavani clashed over the taking of a penalty. PSG 9/2 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. That kick, eventually missed by Cavani – the club’s long-time penalty taker – against Lyon, raised suggestions of a rift between the Brazilian and other members of the PSG first team. But speaking after a 3-0 thrashing of Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s Champions League clash, Cavani asserted that the atmosphere at the club was positive. “We are all different, we might all have different ways of living and seeing things,” he explained to  Mediaset Premium . “But when we are on the pitch, we have to all work together as if we’re a family to go towards the same objective, which is for the team to win.”Both Neymar and Cavani hit the net to down the Bundesliga champions, with Dani Alves opening the scoring in a convincing victory.last_img read more

Steph Houghton hails Women’s FA Cup final crowd: ‘We dreamed about this’

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Record attendance for Women’s FA Cup final expected at Wembley Share on LinkedIn Manchester City are aiming for a cup double in the Women’s FA Cup final on Saturday to make up for losing out to Arsenal in the league.City beat Arsenal in the League Cup final in February but were unable to catch the north London club in the Super League, despite an unbeaten campaign. Now they have a chance to add the FA Cup to their trophy haul in a Wembley meeting with West Ham, before the season ends with a visit to Arsenal when only pride will be at stake. For a while it looked as if the last league game of the season might be the one to decide the title, but with City drawing five of their matches Arsenal were declared champions last week even though they lost two of their games. West Ham United Women Women’s FA Cup Topics Manchester City Women Women’s football Share on Messenger Play Video Read morecenter_img Though City are no strangers to Wembley or cup finals, West Ham have made it to the showpiece after only one season in WSL football. League results would suggest they are very much the underdogs – they were beaten 7-1 at Manchester City and lost the return 3-1 – though City’s manager, Nick Cushing, has nothing but respect for what his opposite number, Matt Beard, has achieved.“The hardest thing to do is form a team from nothing, to bring players in and create something that was not there before,” Cushing said. “Matt has done an exceptional job at West Ham and to be in an FA Cup final at the end of your first season is something everyone can be proud of.” Nikita Parris and Rosie Kmita’s journeys to the Women’s FA Cup final – video 1:59 Reuse this content news Share via Email Houghton believes league form should be discounted anyway. “Anything can happen in a cup final; that’s what everybody likes about them,” she said. “When we won 3-1 at Rush Green it wasn’t a bad performance – West Ham gave us quite a tough game. We know what its like to be underdogs too – when we played Arsenal in the League Cup final we were not favourites to win – but every finalist has to believe it can all happen on the day.“West Ham have been on an incredible journey this season and it has ended up at Wembley. You have to respect that, but at the same time we are feeling confident. We have played well this season, we’ve got a good mix of youth and experience in the squad, and we enjoy playing at Wembley. We think we have a chance of winning another trophy.” Share on Pinterest “Congratulations to Arsenal, they deserved to win the league,” the City and England captain, Steph Houghton, said. “We’ve still got the chance to finish on a high with a trophy though, especially if the forecasts of a record crowd are correct.“There have been some unbelievable crowds watching women’s football in Europe this season, and to get potentially 50,000 at Wembley would underline the interest in the women’s game in this country. This is what we dreamed about when we started playing; you want to be involved in those sort of environments. I think the 2012 Olympics was definitely a turning point – there were some huge crowds at Wembley and people enjoyed the games.”More than 80,000 were inside Wembley when the USA beat Japan in the Olympic final seven years ago, though the record for modern club football City and West Ham are hoping to surpass is the 45,423 set for Chelsea against Arsenal in last year’s FA Cup final. More than 50,000 tickets have already been sold and distributed, even though the West Ham men’s side have a home game against Southampton on the day of the final. The Premier League club attempted to have their match brought forward to make it easier for more fans to make it to Wembley, but were refused permission by the league. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Pardew hopes for Sturridge return in ‘couple weeks’

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion Pardew hopes Sturridge will only miss a ‘couple of weeks’ Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 08:10 2/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Daniel Sturridge WBA Getty Images West Bromwich Albion Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion Chelsea Premier League The on-loan Liverpool striker had a very short evening at Stamford Bridge on Monday, lasting just three minutes before he had to be removed West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew hopes striker Daniel Sturridge will only miss a “couple of weeks” after being injured at Chelsea on Monday. The striker, on loan from Liverpool, started the match at Stamford Bridge but had to be replaced by Jay Rodriguez after just thee minutes because of a muscle injury. The Baggies went on to lose the game 3-0 after a brilliant double from Eden Hazard.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sturridge has suffered through his share of injury difficulties over the years, but Pardew is optimistic this particular issue will only see him out for weeks rather than months. “It was a blow to lose Daniel on his first run,” Pardew told Sky Sports.”That didn’t give us the perfect start. We just can’t seem to get the goals that get us the wins, and they need to come, and come quickly, so Daniel’s recovery will be important now — we need to get him back.”We are hoping it is not that bad. It happened very early in the game, but we don’t think it is a tear. It seems to be a strain, which will probably keep him out of the FA Cup game [versus Southampton on Saturday].”Hopefully, fingers crossed, in a couple of weeks he’ll be OK.”Sturridge joined the Baggies on loan last month in hopes of securing more playing time to boost his chances of making England’s World Cup squad this summer, but he now faces a spell on the sidelines after just three appearances with West Brom. West Brom sit at the bottom of the Premier League table following the loss, seven points adrift from safety.last_img read more

‘Football needs Messi to win World Cup!’

first_imgLionel Messi ‘Football needs Messi to lift the World Cup’ – Barca star already great even if he fails in Russia, says Crespo Ooi Kin Fai Last updated 1 year ago 15:20 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lionel Messi Argentina Getty Images Lionel Messi World Cup Barcelona Argentina Primera División The mercurial forward continues to face suggestions that global success with Argentina is needed to be the greatest, but a fellow countryman disagrees Football needs a Lionel Messi World Cup win more than the Barcelona and Argentina requires global glory, claims Hernan Crespo.The mercurial forward is already assured of a standing among the all-time greats, but his claims to the title of ‘greatest ever’ continue to be questioned due to a lack of international success.With the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona having inspired Brazil and Argentina to World Cup triumphs in the past, it has been suggested that Messi must do likewise in order to enjoy similar status. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Crespo, though, believes that Messi has nothing left to prove and that victory in Russia this summer would be welcomed more by the wider sporting community than the man himself.The former Argentina striker, speaking at Astro’s World Cup coverage, the official broadcaster of Malaysia, said: “I don’t think it will be enough for some people, so nothing changes.”For him and my country, I’m hopeful he wins.”Johan Cryuff didn’t need to lift the World Cup to be the best in the history. [Alfredo] Di Stefano the same.”Football needs Messi to lift the World Cup, not vice versa.”While Messi will undoubtedly lead Argentina’s charge on Russian soil, national coach Jorge Sampaoli is yet to decide who will partner the Barcelona superstar.There are several options in the mix, with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi all proven performers at the highest level in Europe.Crespo added on that selection dilemma: “It depends on what Sampaoli wants.”If you want to play wide and make crosses, I think Icardi is the best. If you want to play in the middle with faster passes, then I think Higuain and Aguero are the best.”I don’t understand what our identity is. At this moment, there are a lot of young players but the World Cup is only two months away.”Lionel Messi doesn't need World Cup win Hernan CrespoCrespo has also questioned Argentina’s options in the middle of the pitch, with that considered to be the greatest area of concern for a side blessed with world-class performers at opposing ends of the field.A man who represented his country on 64 occasions in his playing days, netting 35 goals, is, however, of the opinion that the Albiceleste will be there or thereabouts when the biggest prize in football is handed out.He added on Argentina’s chances: “I think we are competitive. I don’t want to be in Sampaoli’s shoes and say who should start or not. I don’t think that’s the right way to help. I only speak when I’m watching on the television or at the stadium.”At this moment, I only want Argentina to be competitive. The bad results, conceding six to Spain and four to Nigeria, are matches for the coach to know who should be in the World Cup.”Argentina depends on Argentina. This Argentina, in normal circumstances, won’t have a problem with Iceland, Croatia or Nigeria. The problem will come when we start the first knockout match. We will win the group and go through. We are one of the favourites but we are also one step down from Brazil, Germany and Spain.”last_img read more

ESPN Reporter Pays Up On College Football Rivalry Bet

first_imgGeorgia's offense lined up against the Florida Gators defense.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 29: Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators players line up before a snap during the first quarter of the game at EverBank Field on October 29, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Florida-Georgia is one of the SEC’s top rivalries. The two teams usually battle it out yearly for SEC East supremacy, and the two fan bases aren’t particularly fond of each other.The rivalry extends off the gridiron as well. Even ESPN reporters are getting in on the act.It appears that Florida alum and ESPN reporter/host Laura Rutledge had a friendly wager with her colleague Maria Taylor. Taylor went to Georgia.Of course, Taylor was victorious, with Georgia dominating Florida in the second half on Saturday. That mean Rutledge had to pay up.She did today, posting a video on Instagram of her in a Georgia jersey, calling the ‘Dawgs.You can clearly tell it pained Rutledge to do that. Kudos to her though for following through.With the win over Florida, Georgia is still in the driver’s seat. The Bulldogs just need to win next week against Kentucky to essentially put a bow on things.Kentucky and Georgia will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS next Saturday.last_img read more

Hyundai Heavy to Axe Up to 3,000 Jobs

first_imgzoom Restructuring efforts at South Korea-based shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are to bring about a new wave of job cuts as the company battles to cut costs and boost its earnings.The shipbuilder’s self-help measures are to include slashing of 10 percent of its workforce, up to 3,000 jobs, Yonhap reports citing industry sources, along with disposing off non-core assets, nearly 100 of its 390 business divisions.Jobs being targeted are said to be both administrative and production positions.Based on the report, a detailed plan on the cuts is expected to be revealed by the company executives next week, whereas the implementation of the restructuring measures is scheduled to start next month.The latest round of cost-cutting measures follows a 42.2 percent fall in new orders at the company for the first quarter of 2016 year-on-year.The company’s shipbuilding business took a big blow with 63.2% lower orderbook reaching USD 234 million. HHI’s offshore and engineering business recorded USD 149 million worth of new orders, a 74.8 % drop year-on-year.The losing streak resumes from last year when HHI was faced with numerous delays in construction of offshore facilities and ships as the industry sector struggled with overcapacity and cost cutting measures.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Bill Clinton Marks 15 Years Of The Clinton Foundation

first_imgOver the past 15 years, the Clinton Foundation has been working to find solutions to protect our environment, lift families out of poverty, and help people everywhere to live longer, healthier, more productive lives. And Bill Clinton has launched a new campaign to mark the milestone.“When I think about the realities of our modern world, I am reminded of one of my favorite lines of poetry: “No man is an island.” Every day, the choices we make in our own lives – for better or worse – have an impact on people all over the world,” he said in an email to supporters. “Today, as we confront the pressing challenge of climate change, we must acknowledge that our decisions about the ways we have consumed and produced energy have had serious consequences around the globe. But we also know that, by making thoughtful decisions together, we can target the root causes of climate change and reshape our planet’s future.“We have no time to lose. Already, vulnerable island nations are facing the reality of rising seas. To help preserve those islands and protect the people who live on them, the Clinton Foundation has launched the Islands Energy Program, a partnership to develop renewable energy projects that will keep their lights on and their energy costs down. By working with island governments, we are building strong, resilient local economies.“I started this foundation because I believed that if we could find new ways to work together, a more inclusive, more equitable, and more sustainable world was within our reach.”To find out how you can donate and help, click here.last_img read more

26th Arab Summit Kicks off in Sharm elSheikh in Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) –  The 26th ordinary Arab Summit opened, on Saturday in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, with pressing issues on its agenda as the crises in the Arab World, security issues and the need to reinforce joint Arab action.The Summit, held under the chairmanship of Egypt, is attended by Kings, Emirs and Presidents of 14 countries, while 6 other states will be represented by their heads of state, parliament speakers, foreign ministers or personal representatives.Syria will not be attending the event given that the Arab League has suspended its participations in pan-Arab meetings. King Mohammed VI will be represented in this Summit, which will run until Sunday, by Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane.The 26th ordinary Arab Summit will examine several draft resolutions related to the Palestinian issue, the situation in Yemen, the Syrian crisis, and the situation in Libya and Lebanon. read more

TSX falls 116 points Energy stocks oil slide as OPEC rejects production

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market tumbled more than 100 points Thursday as energy stocks sold off and crude prices plunged to multi-year lows — below US$70 a barrel — after the OPEC cartel decided not to cut oil production.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 115.97 points to 14,922.44. Trading volumes were lower than usual with American markets closed for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.The energy sector lost seven per cent while the January crude contract was down $4.64 to a 4 1/2 year low of US$69.05 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange late in the afternoon.Major decliners included Pengrowth Energy (TSX:PGF) and Precision Drilling (TSX:PD) , both down almost 13 per cent.There had been hopes that OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna would cut production in order to put a floor under prices that have fallen about 30 per cent since mid-summer, when they were elevated by geopolitical worries. Prices have steadily fallen since then because of a strengthening greenback, lower demand prospects and, mainly, a glut of oil.But OPEC will keep its production unchanged at 30 million barrels a day and that means bad news for the TSX energy sector, now down about 14 per cent year to date.“In the short term, it’s so challenging,” said Norman Raschkowan, senior partner at Sage Road Advisers, who said he believes some of the smaller players are particularly exposed.“We will get to a spot where (dividend cuts) start to happen and especially with some of the smaller and more speculative names whose share prices were being supported almost exclusively by their dividends. Their distribution probably exceeds their cash flow and they have to think about cutting — and if they don’t think about it, their bankers will.”Lower oil prices are starting to bite into Canadian provincial finances. The Alberta government now expects a barrel of oil to trade at an average of US$75 a barrel for the rest of the fiscal year ending next March. The energy sector generally accounts for about 25 per cent of the province’s total revenue.Tumbling oil prices pushed the Canadian dollar down 0.75 of a cent to 88.25 cents US.Gold prices also headed lower with February bullion off $7.10 to US$1,190.40 an ounce, pushing the gold sector down about one per cent.March copper was unchanged at US$2.95 a pound and the mining sector ticked 0.8 per cent lower.In the corporate front, Rio Tinto said Thursday that it has approved a plan to spend US$350 million over four years to expand its Diavik diamond mine in Canada. Rio Tinto holds a 60 per cent stake in the Diavik joint venture, while Dominion Diamond Corp. (TSX:DDC) holds the remaining 40 per cent. Dominion Diamond gained 39 cents to $18.65.Other sectors lending support to the TSX included industrials and financials, both ahead 0.5 cent. TSX falls 116 points: Energy stocks, oil slide as OPEC rejects production cut AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 27, 2014 7:47 am MDT read more

Brock initiates review of Rodman Hall Arts Centre

Over the next several months, Brock University will engage in a review process to help determine the Rodman Hall Art Centre’s role in the University’s future plans and programs, and its place in the Niagara arts and culture community.“Rodman Hall has long been a cultural and historical landmark for St. Catharines and Niagara,” stated Jack Lightstone, Brock President. “The University is seeking the best path forward to ensure Rodman Hall and the art collection are an integral part of our cultural fabric for years to come.”Brock University acquired Rodman Hall’s gallery, grounds, and art collection in 2003. Since then, the costs for ongoing operations and necessary capital upgrades have become a growing concern for the University.The original mansion, built in the 1860s, and the art gallery, portions of which are now more than 50 years old, both require critical upgrades to properly maintain ongoing operations. Those upgrades include accessibility requirements, proper environmental controls in gallery spaces and storage areas, irrigation for the Walker Botanical Gardens, energy efficient gallery lighting, expanded storage space for the collection and general maintenance issues.As Brock moves towards a balanced budget, all opportunities for revenue growth and/or expenditure reductions will be reviewed to align Rodman Hall with the overall direction of the University. Included in the review will be considering Rodman Hall Art Centre’s future role within Brock’s academic model, and where the gallery and art collection fit within the Niagara visual arts community.“Operating Niagara’s largest art gallery in one of St. Catharines’ oldest buildings, on over eight acres of landscaped property, will obviously result in higher than average costs for operations,” said Brian Hutchings, Brock’s Vice President, Finance and Administration. “We are looking forward to collaborating with the Rodman Hall staff and advisory council members to find potential win-wins that ensure the collection, the gallery, and the property will benefit the University, the City, and the Region moving forward.”A report on Rodman Hall is expected in the Fall of 2015. read more

Brock Sport Management alumni to offer perspectives on Olympic Games

The Olympic Games mean many things to many people. Organizers, athletes, marketers, sponsors: they all have a different perspective on the Olympics.With Rio 2016 fast approaching, Brock University will host a panel discussion entitled Olympic and Paralympic Games: Five Rings, Five Perspectives Thursday, March 3 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Market Hall.The panel, which is open to everyone, is part of the Brock University Sport Management department’s annual Alumni Day.Five Rings, Five Perspectives includes five SPMA alumni with their own unique take on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. They include:Joel Dembe (Paralympian, National Ambassador at Tennis Canada)Danielle D’Lima-Freeman (Olympic Games Sponsorship Specialist)Colin Freeman (Manager, Marketing Partnerships at Canadian Olympic Committee)Erin Mathany (Director of Strategic Partnerships at Canadian Olympic Committee)Greg Wamsley (Event and Operations Professional, Baku 2015/TO 2015/London 2012/Vancouver 2010 Games)Held each spring, the Sport Management Alumni Day allows current Brock students to network and learn from prominent SPMA grads. This year’s event also features sessions examining sport finance, organizational behaviour, sport policy and leadership in sport management. read more

How much would you pay for a Google Cr48

first_imgUnsurprisingly, I love my Cr-48. I say unsurprisingly because I feel like it was made for me. As a blogger I need little more than a web browser, an SD card slot, and crazy battery life. That is practically all the CR-48 is. Well, that and free data from Verizon Wireless for 2 years, and while 100mb/month doesn’t sound like much, consider Verizon having offered that to 30,000 people for free, and even more to everyone else who ever buys a Chrome OS device. As an added bonus I had already been a Chrome convert since it’s initial Chromium build in Linux, so I was a happy guy.Despite its many flaws I wanted to share this experience with as many people as I could. As I watched the Google PR event where they announced Chrome OS, a barcode lay in the background of the event. My trusty Android phone already in hand, I snapped a shot of it and was whisked away to a brief form where I might request a device. I not only filled it out for myself, but tweeted the URL so many others could experience the device.Today it’s estimated that Google gave out a little more than 30,000 of these sub-notebooks. Free. Not even a shipping charge. A more than generous offering and a great way to get the device in the hands of as many people as possible to help shake the fear of “yet another OS” from the presentation. These devices have been picked apart, teased, discarded, and loved in what seemed to me to be the weirdest combination of responses from a device I had ever seen. Probably the most interesting thought still reigns clear in the minds of many: Where can I buy one?!They aren’t for sale. The Cr-48 was a reference model. The mold from which hardware manufacturers could use to design and sell their own Chrome OS devices, which should be showing up in just a few short months. So here 30,000 people sit with a device that only the skilled can replicate on their own hardware (I’ve yet to see one that compares) with no price tag, and no real way to assess its value. Sure, compare it to loose similarities like the $450 Jolibook or the $1,000 Macbook Air. That’s fair, right? No. The JoliBook doesn’t have free data and access to cheap unlimited data. And while neither does the Macbook Air, the hardware similarities there end with relative screensize and battery life. The fact that this device even could be compared to a MacBook Air speaks highly of it.So what’s the value of a device that you got for free, offers chunks of free internet, has amazing battery life, and puts you on the cutting edge of a brand new kind of computing?I asked around, and for a used one, it didn’t seem like most would spend more than $400 to buy it off of me. Obviously I didn’t sell it, but that has more to do with the combination of really liking the device and a the complexity behind selling something I got for free for $400, but it’s interesting to me to see its implied value. Owning one puts you in a very exclusive club, and it’s membership has a very real value.last_img read more

Skype for PS Vita released oneups Windows Phone version

first_imgJust days after Windows Phone users got their hands on a non-beta Skype app, it has arrived for PS Vita owners, too. And in what must come as an unpleasant shock to the WinPho crowd, Skype for the PS Vita can actually run in the background.Yes, you can play Lego Batman 2 and Skype will camp out quietly and listen for incoming calls and messages. If someone rings while you’re beating bad guys into bricks, an alert pop-up appears in the corner of your screen and you can tap the PS button to answer. Skype for PS Vita also lets you make voice calls to any standard phone — as long as you’re a subscriber or have Skype credit in your account to cover it, of course.Both the front and rear cameras are supported, too, so you can flip the view around and take your friends on a virtual tour of your new apartment just like Fatal1ty does in the official demo video.You’d think that the new Skype app for Windows Phone would be at least as full-featured since Microsoft owns the company now. Did Sony really do a better job of implementing multitasking support than Microsoft did? Or was it just easier for the Skype team to tap into the Vita’s backgrounding features? Whatever the case may be, the fact remains that Microsoft’s own full-featured mobile OS isn’t even on par with the one offered on a competitor’s portable gaming platform.But hey, at last your Vita-toting friends will soon be able to talk to you from the comfort of your couch — once Skype for the Xbox 360 arrives.More at Skypelast_img read more

BLU launches crazycheap Tegra 3 Android phones phablet

first_imgBudget phone maker BLU Products has added three new devices to its line-up, and all run Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The wallet-friendly phones come in two screen sizes — 4.5 and 5.7 inches — and will sell for between $249 and $349. Best of all, they’re all unlocked from day one. No need to get carrier permission to avoid any legal complications here.The BLU Quattro 4.5 HD stacks up nicely against the Nexus 4. In addition to the 1.5GHz Tegra chip, it’s got 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a capable 8MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens. The 4.5-inch screen offers the same native resolution as the Nexus 4 and its ever-so-slightly smaller diagonal means there’s an equally slight increase in pixel density — but not enough that anyone would really notice. It’s also clad with Gorilla Glass for added durability. At $10 less than the Nexus 4, it’s a solid alternative.For those who think that 4.5 inches is still a bit undersized, there’s the Quattro 5.7 HD. That’s bigger than just about everything except Huawei’s 6.1-inch beast. The Quattro 5.7 HD will be substantially more affordable at just $299, but it does come with a few caveats. First, the display isn’t full HD — it’s 1280 x 720. There’s also no LTE support and only 4GB of internal storage. But there is a micro SD expansion slot, and that $299 price tag is hard to beat for a device this size that runs a real processor (sorry, Kogan).Rounding out the trio is the Quattro 4.5. It’s a scaled-back version of the 4.5 HD with a qHD display and a 5 megapixel camera. As with the Quattro 5.7, internal storage is bumped down to 4GB. Again, that’s not a lot of space built-in, but it’s expandable and the $249 price tag is hard to argue with.For budget-conscious shoppers who don’t want to sacrifice performance, the new BLU Quattro phones are well worth checking out. At $350 or less for unlocked phones that run on AT&T or T-Mobile’s HSPA networks, they’re hard to beat.More at PR Newswirelast_img read more

Trevor Brennans son named in France U20 squad for Six Nations

first_img DANIEL BRENNAN, THE son of former Ireland international Trevor, has been named in the France squad for this year’s U20 Six Nations tournament.Brennan, who in June last year signed a two-year contract with Toulouse, was already a France international at U17 and U18 levelsHe made his debut for the U17 side against the USA in 2015, going on to captain the team to a 28-26 win over England.Brennan, who was already 6’2″ and 121kg (19 stone) at the age of 14, came through the Toulouse underage set-up before securing a contract with the Top 14 outfit last year.In 2015, he was part of the FFR’s U19 ‘Pôle France’ intake; a group of 23 of the most highly-rated young players in the country.The squad in full:AOUF Leo (Rochelais Stadium)BENDJABALLAH Killian (Rochelais Stadium)BRENNAN Daniel (Stade Toulousain)BUROS Romain (Section Paloise)CAPELLI Mickaël (FC Grenoble)CAZES Guillaume (RC Narbonne Méditerranée)CHABEAUDIE Corentin (SU Agen)COUILLOUD Baptiste (Lyon OU)CRETIN Dylan (Lyon OU)CROS Geoffrey (Union Bordeaux-Bègles)DACHARY Theo (Biarritz Olympique)DARMON Thomas (Montpellier HR)DECRON Nathan (SU Agen)DUFOUR Florian (SU Agen)DUMAIN Mathis (Bayonne)FARTASS Faraj (Stade French Paris)FOURCADE Etienne (FC Grenoble)FRANCOZ Charlie (Stade Rochelais)FUERTES Anthony (Stade Rochelais)IRAGUHA William (RC Massy Essonne)LACLAYAT Thomas (US Oyonnax)LUCAS Pierre (USA Perpignan)MILLET Theo (Stade French Paris)PESENTI Baptiste (Montpellier HR)RETIERE Arthur (Rochelais Stadium)ROUMAT Alexandre (Biarritz Olympique)RUAUD Julien (AS Montferrand)TOLOFUA Selevasio (Stade Toulousain)VERHAEGHE Florian (Stade Toulousain)VIUDES Antoine (Biarritz Olympique)The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share74 Tweet Email2 Trevor Brennan with Daniel back in 2003. Image: INPHO Follow us: Sean O’Brien remains sidelined as Cullen makes 3 changes for CastresAfter 291 games, Muldoon is ‘honoured’ to play on for Connacht under new regime Short URL Trevor Brennan with Daniel back in 2003. Trevor Brennan’s son named in France U20 squad for Six Nations The prop was already a France international at U17 and U18 levels Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img 28 Comments Jan 19th 2017, 11:00 AM Image: INPHO Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 11:00 AM 21,790 Views By Steve O’Rourke last_img read more

Concerns raised over funding of Dublins City Library at Parnell Square

first_img 4 Comments 14,232 Views By Cónal Thomas You’ve people occupying this, that and here’s DCC’s own massive building right beside the city centre.A total of eight Georgian Houses will be refurbished as part of the City Library plan; Georgian houses numbers 20 and 21 will be redeveloped, along with houses 23 to 28, which were where the former Irish school Coláiste Mhuire was situated.A music centre, design space, business library, conference space, education centre, café and exhibition area all form part of the library complex.In total, the space will be 11,000 sqm and, if approved and funded, should be complete by 2023. Source: Dublin City CouncilKennedy Wilson initially donated €2.5 million and agreed to help raise the rest. A planning application is currently with An Bord Pleanála with a decision expected in May.The council has said that its agreement with Kennedy Wilson means that the firm has to raise a minimum of 51% of the project costs. To raise the remainder, the council plans take a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB).Kennedy Wilson will continue to fundraise beyond the €51 million in an effort to finance loan charges, the council said. “No works will commence until a minimum of 51% of the required funding has been raised in philanthropy,” a council spokesperson has said.So far, €5 million has been committed to the project, they said. “Based on previous experience of similar projects internationally we are confident that the required minimum 55% in philanthropic funding will be achieved”.“I think this project has huge potential for urban regeneration,” says Jackson. “The whole area will be transformed.”However, he has said that the project is now likely to cost over €100 million given inflation and construction costs. “Without fear or hesitation,” says Jackson. “If this doesn’t start and if the fundraising process doesn’t start, I’d be worried about the overall cost in the long-term.” Concerns raised over funding of Dublin’s City Library at Parnell Square The project is expected to cost over €100 million. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 7:30 PMcenter_img Short URL Parnell Square in Dublin City Centre. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandFUNDRAISING FOR DUBLIN’S City Library at Parnell Square hasn’t progressed since July last year.Real estate firm Kennedy Wilson is leading the philanthropic drive to fund the new cultural quarter on the city’s northside, first announced by Dublin City Council back in 2013. Independent councillor Vincent Jackson, who heads up the council’s Arts Committee, has said that concern has been growing around the council’s ambitious plan and the lack of fundraising progress. “It’s a huge concern,” says Jackson. “We’re obviously very anxious to go with this project. That’s a key component of the project, the financial viability.”The estimated cost of the project rose from €60 million to €100 million since it was launched in September 2016. Yet construction inflation could push up those costs even more, Jackson has said. Meanwhile, Independent councillor Mannix Flynn has said that as the project slowly progresses, a large portion of real estate sits idle. “You have an enormously important building up there. You’ve got people on our streets, a demand for housing and accommodation. Share10 Tweet Email8 Mar 1st 2019, 7:31 PM last_img read more

Assassins Creed Origins Educational Mode Teaches Players About Egypt

first_imgStay on target As a history buff, I love how the Assassin’s Creed games allow players to experience history. I’m the guy who spends hours reading all of the in-game codexes to learn about each game’s time periods. This is an important aspect of the franchise and something that helps it stand out from other AAA titles on the market.According Assassin’s Creed: Origins Marketing Manager, Andrien Gbinigie, the game will allow players to experience history like never before. On Twitter, Gbinigie said the game will have a mode called Discovery Tour. Launching in the early part of 2018, this will be a “dedicated, educational mode where you can free roam Ancient Egypt in game.” This mode will not have combat, nor will it have time restraints. Players are free to indulge in Ancient Egyptian history for as long as they like.Super excited for the announcement of Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt. A free update for Origins owners coming early 2018— Andrien @ New York (@EscoBlades) September 27, 2017 ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ Is Still the ‘Hamilton…Toy Tuesday: The Deadliest Assassin’s Creed Toys center_img It is a dedicated, educational mode, where you can free roam Ancient Egypt in game, free of combat, storyline or time constraints— Andrien @ New York (@EscoBlades) September 27, 2017As its name implies, Assassin’s Creed: Origins tells the story of how the war between the Assassins and Templars first began. Players will meet historical figures like Queen Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. As in previous titles, players can freely explore the world on foot, horseback, or boat. Combat has been given an overhaul to make it more visceral and intense than before. There will even be a horde mode where players face off against waves of increasingly difficult enemies. Ubisoft promises this will be the biggest Assassin’s Creed yet.Assassin’s Creed: Origins will launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 27. You can pre-order it now from Amazon.last_img read more

Bahamas third 31 medals

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Photo Credit: Gertrude Saunders TCI secures three medals at Flow Carifta Games Related Items:#Bahamasget31medalsatCariftaGames, #FlowCariftaGames2017, #magneticmedianews TCI secures three medals at Flow Carifta Games Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCuracao, April 18th, 2017 – Willemstad – The Bahamas had a terrific sports weekend at the Carifta Games – Swimming and Athletics.  In Curacao, on the track there were 31 medals including six gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze for the 242.#MagneticMediaNews#Bahamasget31medalsatCariftaGames#FlowCariftaGames2017last_img read more

Cazorla Villarreal are back to their best

first_imgVillarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla believes they are in top form ahead of their Europa League with Rangers on ThursdayThe Yellow Submarine secured their first La Liga win since September 26 by beating Real Betis 2-1 on Sunday.The result moved Villarreal out of the bottom three in the league table and they will now turn their focus to Rangers.Despite only winning one of their four matches, Javier Calleja’s side leads Group G with six points and with two fixtures left.Spartak Moscow and Rangers are a point below, but Villarreal can book a knockout place by beating the latter this week.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.And Cazorla is certain that victory at the Ibrox is not out of their reach.“We hope that this victory [against Betis] will be a turning point for our season,” said Cazorla, according to Goal.“We just had to beat Betis. There could be no more excuses. And I think for almost the first time this season, certainly in the league, we played a complete match for 90 minutes.“I felt we approached our best form and the important thing now is to keep the momentum going with a win in Glasgow.“We have set our standards and we have to keep them up in the Europa League now.”last_img read more

Chennai Floods ICICI Bank HDFC waive penalty on EMI delay

first_imgICICI Bank and HDFC have said they won’t impose penalty on their customers in Chennai for delay in equated monthly installment (EMI) payments for November, in view of the disruption to normal life due to the heavy downpour over the past few days.ICICI Bank will also waive charges for cheques that bounce for the concerned period, according to a bank spokesperson on Saturday.On Friday, mortgage-lender HDFC had said it would waive penalty on home-loan customers for delay in EMI payments for November.”HDFC has also decided to offer Quick Home Improvement Loans to all people whose properties have been impacted by the rain. There will be no processing fee on all such loans,” HDFC Ltd Managing Director Renu Sud Karnad was quoted as saying by PTI.Meanwhile, private forecaster Skymet has said the city and its surrounding areas can expect relief from 8 December with a “significant decrease” in rainfall. Chennai received 35 mm of rain in 24 hours starting from 8:30 am on Friday, said the forecaster.The toll in the recent downpour has climbed to 280.Piyush Goyal, Minister for Coal and Power, has said six out of the 7,230-KV substations affected by Chennai floods have been restored.#ChennaiFloods update: Out of affected 7, 230 KV substations in Chennai, 6 restored. Maanali station fully water logged with boat approach— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) December 5, 2015The Army said it was working round the clock to rescue flood victims and added that four medical teams have been deployed in anticipation of flood-related medical problems.4 medical teams deployed by #IndianArmy to deal with anticipated flood related medical problems #ChennaiFloods— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) December 5, 2015last_img read more