a month agoPogba willing to stay with Man Utd – for record wages

first_imgPogba willing to stay with Man Utd – for record wagesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba is demanding Manchester United make him one of the highest paid players in the world if they want him to stay.Tuttosport says the midfielder’s first choice is to leave United, with Real Madrid and Juventus keen.However, Pogba is prepared to stay with United if they accept his terms.The World Cup winner is seeking over €650,000-a-week to stay – or €34m-a-year.New contract talks commenced between the two parties on Tuesday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Senior Winnipeg police officer says powers needed to hold runaways

first_imgAPTN National NewsHow to handle chronic runaways is often a problem for police services.In Winnipeg, at-risk-youth are often picked up and then taken back to places like group homes, only to run away again.Now, one Winnipeg police officer believes there may be other options to help vulnerable teens.APTN’s Dennis Ward has this story.last_img

Worker dies after being pinned by machine at Alberta chemical plant

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – An investigation by Occupational Health and Safety is underway after a worker was killed in an accident at an Alberta plant operated by Dow Canada.The department says the accident happened sometime between Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning at a polyethylene plant northeast of Red Deer.Trent Bancarz, an OHS spokesman, says the 47-year-old man was pinned by a machine he was using.The equipment — known as a drum dumper — loads material into a hopper.The victim died at the scene and his identity has not been released.OHS has placed a stop-use order on the dumper.Bancarz said the order is usually done for two reasons.“We may issue it because (the equipment) is not safe to use at the time, or so investigators can take measurements and examine things without the machine being altered from the state it was in at the time of the incident,” he said.Dow said in a statement that the company is “deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a colleague, and we are working closely with all parties involved to gather more information and learn from this tragic incident.”The plant site, known as Dow Prentiss, has more than 120 employees.last_img read more

Delhi BJP unit seeks action against AAP for indulging in violent acts

first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP’s Delhi unit Tuesday filed a complaint with the Chief Electoral Office in Delhi and sought action against the Aam Aadmi Party, which it alleged was “indulging in violent acts” and violating the model code of conduct.In its complaint, the BJP accused the AAP of burning the 2014 manifesto of the saffron party which had photos of its leaders. They alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with other party leaders had burnt BJP manifesto on March 13. Other party leaders Manish Sisodia, Rajendra Pal Gautam, Kailash Gahlot and Pankaj Gupta were among those who led had party workers in burning copies of the party’s manifesto, the BJP alleged. The manifestos were burnt by the AAP to attack BJP on the issue of full statehood to Delhi. “The AAP leaders are violating MCC by either not seeking permission for such events from Election Commission or they have sought permission for election meetings from EC and misused such permission to violate MCC by burning BJP’s manifesto,” the letter said. The letter, written by SN Verma, co-convener of the legal department of BJP Delhi Pradesh, said orders should be issued to leaders and workers of AAP to “cease and desist from such violent acts”. Five complaints have been made against the BJP and the AAP for organising gatherings to burn manifestos without permission, officials from the Chief Electoral Office of Delhi had said on Monday.last_img read more

SMU And Louisville Are Two Of The Best Teams Ever Banned From

2016Louisville238+19.65 YEARTEAMWINSLOSSESRATING 2003Georgia198+18.94 2016SMU255+19.65 SMU and Louisville are among the best teams to be banned 1992UNLV262+20.74 Any shining moments for Louisville and Southern Methodist will come and go before the NCAA Tournament begins. Although the Cardinals and Mustangs each rank among the nation’s top 20 teams according to Ken Pomeroy and others, both were barred from the 2016 postseason amid scandal.(SMU’s ban, for academic fraud, came from the NCAA; Louisville banned itself in an attempt to avoid harsher sentencing when the NCAA finishes investigating allegations that the team used strippers and prostitutes in its recruiting efforts.)By the numbers, these are two of the best teams ever to be banished from postseason play. Since the NCAA tourney expanded its field to 64 teams in 1984-85, only one banned team has had a better statistical profile, the 1991-92 Runnin’ Rebels from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (We used adjusted differential between offensive and defensive Pomeroy ratings for seasons since 2001 and estimated the differential for earlier teams using Daniel Myers’s research on schedule-adjusted historical team ratings.) 1991Kentucky226+18.87 Sources: Kenpom.com, Daniel Myers, Sports Reference That UNLV squad wasn’t at quite the same level as the version that went 69-6 over the previous two years under the leadership of future NBA talent such as Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony. But its best player was J.R. Rider, a future NBA 20 PPG scorer,1Granted, also a chucker and anti-glue guy. and a few of his teammates had brief stints in the pros. Louisville and SMU, by contrast, each carry only one top-100 NBA prospect apiece — Chinanu Onuaku (No. 56) and Shake Milton (No. 87), respectively — and even those guys are at the fringes of the mock draft universe. (The Cardinals’ fifth-year senior transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis may eventually get a shot at the NBA but are by no means locks.) Rick Pitino and Larry Brown can punch weight with the towel-chomping Jerry Tarkanian, but in terms of record, efficiency and roster, the ’92 Rebels were probably the best of the three.Still, it’s a relatively close contest. And let’s emphasize again that two of the top three banned squads in recent memory both hail from the 2015-16 season. In what seems destined to be a wide-open NCAA field this year, the Mustangs and Cardinals could have seized upon that opportunity and produced deep tournament runs. But by running afoul of the NCAA, they’re here instead, hypothetically runnin’ with the ’92 Rebels rather than taking the court against present-day teams in the real-life tourney. read more

The NBAs Southeast Division Is Historically Awful

2013-14AtlanticRaptors0.585 12014-15Atlantic-3.6-3.924 The worst division ‘winners’NBA division winners (or leaders for the 2018-19 season) with a win percentage of less than 0.600, since the league expanded in 2004 32005-06Northwest-3.4-3.134 92005-06Atlantic-2.3-2.382 72015-16Atlantic-2.5-2.572 72013-14Atlantic0.422 62004-05Southeast-2.4-2.646 There are also signs that this year’s Southeast might be among the worst overall divisions we’ve seen during the 30-team era. The current combined record of the Hornets, Heat, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks is just 119-159. That works out to a 0.428 combined winning percentage — worse than all but eight other divisions since the 2004-05 season. So in terms of the ability of its teams to actually win basketball games, the 2018-19 Southeast ranks among the bottom 10 percent of all divisions since the most recent league expansion. 52004-05Southeast0.417 2005-06NorthwestNuggets0.537 For the most part, divisions in the NBA have become more a formality than anything else. It’s been four years since the league last guaranteed division winners home-court advantage during their first-round playoff series, and it’s been 12 years since division winners were guaranteed a top-three seed regardless of their record.1A division winner was still guaranteed at least a No. 4 seed until the 2016 playoffs. These days, the top team in a division is not guaranteed to make the playoffs at all — the top eight teams from each conference advance to the postseason regardless of division alignment.If we’re being completely honest, it sure seems like the only real use the league has for divisions these days is scheduling.2The NBA schedule works the same way every season: Each NBA team plays each of the 15 teams from the opposite conference twice a year, the four other teams from its own division four times a year, and the 10 teams from the two remaining divisions in its conference either three or four times in a given season, with the determination being made seemingly at random, though it is in actuality largely based on arena availability. The only other benefit appears to be the occasional excuse to make fun of the lonely division winner banners that hang in the rafters of Madison Square Garden.But this season, one of the league’s six divisions really stands out — and not for a good reason. Not a single one of the teams in the Southeast is above .500, with the Charlotte Hornets sitting in first place at 27-28.No division winner has finished below .500 under the NBA’s current alignment, which was established in 2004 when the league expanded to 30 teams and split them into six divisions to accommodate the then-expansion Charlotte Bobcats. Since Charlotte re-entered the league, the worst division winners were the 2005-06 Denver Nuggets, the 2006-07 Miami Heat and the Southeast’s winner from a year ago, the 2017-18 Heat, which each finished with 44 wins and a 0.537 winning percentage.Only 14 division winners (including this year’s Hornets and Houston Rockets, who are leading their divisions) since 2004 have finished with a winning percentage south of 0.600 — otherwise known as the teams that won fewer than 50 games (or the lockout-shortened season equivalent) and still managed to win their division. 12009-10Atlantic0.385 2016-17SoutheastWizards0.598 32015-16Atlantic0.407 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 52004-05AtlanticCeltics0.549 102013-14Central0.0-2.314 12018-19SoutheastHornets0.491 2006-07SoutheastHeat0.537 Top 10 worst collective records among NBA divisions since the league expanded in 2004 82005-06Northwest0.424 92018-19Southeast0.428 The Southeast is even worse when you account for scheduleThe worst NBA divisions by Simple Rating System and point differential since the league expanded in 2004 62017-18Southeast0.420 Source: Basketball-Reference.com Despite the truly historic nature of the Southeast’s horribleness, the division is pretty much guaranteed to get at least one playoff team this season, sparing it the ignominy of being the first NBA division in history to entirely miss the postseason. The dreadful Bulls, Cavaliers and Knicks will surely finish with the three worst records in the conference, which means the worst the Southeast champ can do is finish eighth in the East and earn the right to be smoked by the Bucks or Raptors in the first round of the postseason. (Even with the newly flattened lottery odds, those three awful teams also have a considerably better chance to land the No. 1 pick and the right to select Duke superstar Zion Williamson, while the Hawks, Magic and Wizards will more likely be left picking in the mid-to-late lottery, possibly dooming the Southeast to even more mediocrity in the future.)Meanwhile, only one of the Clippers, Kings and Lakers is likely to be headed to the postseason in the West, despite all three teams being projected to finish with better records than every single team in the Southeast. If the season ends with the 38-win Hornets in the playoffs and, say, the 41-win Lakers staying home, perhaps the NBA will finally decide to move to an open-seeded playoff system — with the best 16 teams making it to the dance regardless of conference alignment.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 82015-16SoutheastHeat0.585 2005-06AtlanticNets0.598 RANKSeasonDIVISIONWIN pct. 62006-07AtlanticRaptors0.573 72018-19SouthwestRockets0.582 22013-14Atlantic-2.7-3.212 102011-12AtlanticCeltics0.591 RANKSeasonDIVISIONPt Diff.SRS 102008-09Pacific0.429 112017-18NorthwestTrail Blazers0.598 22017-18SoutheastHeat0.537 42009-10Atlantic-3.0-3.066 52018-19Southeast-2.6-3.050 42005-06Atlantic0.415 22014-15Atlantic0.395 82008-09Pacific-2.3-2.428 The season isn’t over yet, though, which means there’s still time for the Southeast to get even worse. Washington just traded away Otto Porter and Markieff Morris at the deadline after its star, John Wall, suffered a torn Achilles tendon that will keep him out for at least a year. Miami, likewise, shipped away rotation player Tyler Johnson and received very little on-court help in return. The Hornets did not add Marc Gasol, as had been heavily rumored, while the Hawks are finalizing a buyout with Jeremy Lin, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and could potentially do the same with Dewayne Dedmon. The Magic added former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz but dealt away Jonathon Simmons to do it, and Fultz is more of a future asset than a present one, anyway.Accordingly, the FiveThirtyEight NBA predictions expect this division to fall off slightly: The division’s combined projected winning percentage is just 0.420, which would rank sixth-worst among the group of 10 teams listed above. Additionally, the Hornets are projected to win the division with a record of just 38-44, which would fall an incredible six wins short of the 44-win 2018 and 2007 Heat and 2006 Nuggets.What’s remarkable about the Southeast, though, is that each one of these teams has managed to post a losing record despite the opportunity to rack up wins against other Southeast teams. As a result, the win-loss records might actually undersell how bad the division really is. Consider two more reliable indicators of team quality: point differential and Basketball-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System (SRS). Point differential has been shown time and again to be more predictive of a team’s future performance than actual win-loss record, while SRS takes point differential and adjusts for strength of schedule, then scales that adjustment so the league average is 0 and every point represents one point above or below average.The 2018-19 Southeast division has the fifth-worst combined per-game point differential of the 30-team era. And when you adjust for those five teams’ relatively soft schedules, they’ve actually been outscored by 3.050 points per game, seemingly confirming this as the fifth-worst division (out of 90) since the then-Bobcats and now-Hornets came into the league. And given the aforementioned roster realities, it’s not at all difficult to see the Southeast sinking further into the depths of despair. Source: Basketball-Reference.com RANKSeasonDIVISIONWinnerWIN pct. 2014-15AtlanticRaptors0.598 read more

Ohio State womens soccer set to take on No 12 Wisconsin Minnesota

Then-freshman forward Nichelle Prince (7) dribbles the ball past an Eastern Michigan defender Aug. 25, 2013 ar Jesse Owens Stadium. OSU won, 2-1, in overtime.Credit: Lantern file photoAfter splitting its last two games, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is preparing for a pair of tough contests on the road.OSU is set to travel to face No. 12 Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend. The Buckeyes are 5-6-0 overall and 2-3-0 in Big Ten play after suffering a loss against then-No. 19 Illinois and gaining a win against Northwestern. Coach Lori Walker said the team showed signs of improvement over the weekend but still sees consistency as an issue.“We are continuing to take steps forward, I felt that there were moments on Friday (against Illinois) where we defended really well and then there were moments where there were continual breakdowns,” Walker said. “Sunday (against Northwestern) I thought there were moments we were really strong and we did a good job of getting pressure on the ball in higher places and that prevented some of the longer services that we have been struggling with.”Walker praised the work of some of the team’s underclassmen who’ve had an impact on the season so far.“(Freshman forward) Sammy Edwards has certainly been an offensive threat, she’s been able to find the back of the net and had some assists and she’s been pretty dangerous. Freshman midfielder Nikki Walts has done a great job to help connect our team and I think she’s got one of the better final passes in the conference,” Walker said. “(Freshman midfielder) Sydney Dudley is just a workhorse; she’s kind of an engine in the midfield for us and so I think she’s done an exceptional job.Walker added that redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Megan Geldernick has also been an impressive contributor just about mid way through the Buckeyes season.Freshman forward Sammy Edwards and Geldernick have each been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week over the course of the season.OSU has struggled on the road this season, with a 1-4-0 record in away games. Junior defenser Marisa Wolf said that having confidence and focus will be important for this weekend.“If we come out with a lot of energy and we aren’t thinking that we aren’t going to win, then I think that we definitely can be successful,” Wolf said. “We have proven ourselves to the higher teams like Duke and North Carolina, and Wisconsin is just one of those teams that we can bump off their pedestal that they’re on right now.”The Buckeyes defeated then-No. 18 Duke early in the season 1-0 before dropping a game against then-No. 4 North Carolina by the same score just two days later.Sophomore forward Nichelle Prince said if OSU can channel those performances into its matchup with Wisconsin, the Buckeyes have a chance to be successful.“We just need to bring that same energy that we bring at home games. Being at home, there’s a lot of energy, a lot of students coming out to watch you play, and we have to bring that same energy when we’re away and try to get some wins in when we’re on someone else’s turf,” said sophomore forward Nichelle Prince.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Badgers on Friday at 8 p.m. in Madison, Wis. and then face Minnesota on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Minneapolis. read more

Cahill wants his team to finish the season well

first_imgChelsea were trailing yesterday against Southampton 2-0 away from home but they managed to bounce back incredibly and came from behind to win the whole game 3-2 after the final whistle.Gary Cahill believes that this incredible comeback can help the whole team to finish the season on a much more positive note as they have been struggling a bit so far and need to improve the outcome a bit.The experienced centre-back spoke about his side’s ending of the season as he said, according to chelseafc.com:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We played poorly in the first half, gave them the edge and they went 1-0 up. To get the second one could have been a killer for us, so that’s an important three points for morale and the feeling going into next week.”“I don’t want to speak negatively, but it’s very difficult [to finish in the top four] when the gap is what it is. For top teams to drop that many points is unlikely, but we have to finish the season as strongly as we possibly can.”last_img read more

Flanagan thanks teammates after Europa League flop

first_imgRangers Football Club’s Jon Flanagan has thanked his teammates after he picked up a red card which reduced the team to nine men in their UEFA Europa League tie against FC Ufa.The Scottish club came into the tie with a 1-0 aggregate lead after winning the first leg at home at the Ibrox.Rangers got off to the best possible start at the Stadion Neftyanik when Ovie Ojaria, on loan from Liverpool, opened the scoring in the ninth minute.Ufa equalised in the 32nd minute when Dmitry Sysuev sprung the offside trap to beat goalkeeper Allan McGregor and while the Russian Premier League side were camped out in the Rangers half for the majority of the second half they could not find the two goals they needed to advance.2019/20 Europa League group stage draw in full Andrew Smyth – August 30, 2019 The 2019/20 Europa League group stages have been set, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, AS Roma and Sevilla all in the mix.Rangers striker Morelos received two yellow cards within seconds of each other for kicking the ball away and dissent eight minutes before the break, while Flanagan, booked in the first half, was then dismissed after an aerial challenge left his opponent crumpled in a heap.The Russian club launched wave after wave of attacks on the Rangers goal but could not breach their defence and the Scottish side clung on until the final whistle.“We apologise to the fans and to our team mates — they have done incredibly well and have got us out of jail,” Flanagan, who joined the club on a free transfer in the close season, told RangersTV, as quoted by Reuters.“I’m personally disappointed at letting my team mates down, but the main aim here was to come and get to the group stages.”last_img read more

Napoli will be difficult Marko Pjaca

first_imgThe Fiorentina footballer believes that his rival on Saturday are Italian Scudetto contenders but that his team can win this matchWinger Marko Pjaca has yet to debut with Fiorentina in the Italian Lega Serie A.But the Croatian footballer might do it this Saturday when his team takes on Napoli.The 23-years-old is on loan at Fiorentina from Juventus, who acquire his services in 2016.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Napoli are strong and it’ll be difficult, but we have started the season very well and want to continue like this,” the former Juventus winger told Sky Sports Italia.“I think they are Scudetto contenders and a team that want to win, always. At the same time, Fiorentina can win this game and it’s what we want to do.”“I really want to score goals and prove I can help Fiorentina, hopefully starting at the Stadio San Paolo, so we can do good things both in Serie A and the Coppa Italia,” he added“Wearing the Number 10 is a lot of responsibility and I intend to show I deserve it.”last_img read more

Gonzalo Higuain finally scores a brace for Chelsea FC

first_imgFind out how striker Gonzalo Higuain finally scored his first two Premier League goals for Chelsea against Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge.After not having the most ideal debut for Chelsea FC this past week at Bournemouth, Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain finally had his chance to prove why Maurizio Sarri brought him from Italian football.‘Pipita’ needed a more relaxed environment in order to get that confidence he required in order to start scoring goals for his new club, this version of the Blues was nothing like the one we saw at Vitality Stadium but they were playing against bottomers Huddersfield Town.This match would be very easy for Gonzalo Higuain to finally get his dream debut at Stamford Bridge, Sarri also decided to place Eden Hazard back on his left-winger position and the modification also paid off in the final result.The first half started with the Blues going all in for the first goal, it took the Blues over fifteen to find the right opportunity for Gonzalo Higuain’s killer instinct.The Argentine had already tried to land a few shots on target with no luck, but Kante was able to find him to get that first goal on the 16th minute of the match with a potent right-footed shot with practically no angle to take it..@G_Higuain 🙌 🙌 #CHEHUD pic.twitter.com/SwtktcAOEl— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019Eden Hazard scored the second goal just before half-time after the Blues got awarded a penalty, the Belgian winger was very active throughout the whole first half and manager Maurizio Sarri seemed satisfied with the overall performance thus far.Ross Barkley’s inclusion in the starting eleven was also a great idea from the manager, the English player was a perfect link between N’Golo Kante’s defensive tasks and Gonzalo Higuain’s danger area.This also gave Hazard more freedom to play on his preferred left flank without having to move to the middle because Ross had that space covered very well, the Belgian actually received a clinical assist from Barkley well into the second half and Eden moved past the goalkeeper with a beautiful dribble that gave him the space to score that third Chelsea goal.With the Blues’ number ’10’ already having a brace, Gonzalo Higuain was eager to get another goal that could give him even more confidence in a game that was already decided for Maurizio Sarri’s squad.This moment came only a few minutes after Hazard’s second goal, and it was something we weren’t ready for.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.⚽️⚽️ Double trouble! ⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/4LJpIbtvjV— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019Turns out that Gonzalo Higuain found a perfect partner in N’Golo Kante, the French midfielder provided him with a second assist just outside the box that ‘Pipita’ turned into pure magic.A long-range curler straight to the top corner left Higuain’s right foot, a perfect way for him to get his dream debut as a Chelsea player at Stamford Bridge.Manager Maurizio Sarri has a very special understanding of this player, they proved it during the Napoli days and it appears they might do it again at Chelsea this season.The final minutes were also good enough for one last goal for the Blues, Willian was slick enough to see David Luiz moving closer to him during a corner-kick and assisted his compatriot in order to get that final goal through a well-placed header.With this 5-0 result, Chelsea can finally breathe a little bit and salvage their Top Four position regardless of how Arsenal does on Sunday vs Manchester City.The heated discussion Maurizio Sarri had with the players after the Bournemouth defeat seems to have paid off, but the Blues still have to play against a more competitive squad and see if they really are back to form.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟#CHEHUD— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019How many goals will Gonzalo Higuain score for Chelsea this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Jury determines Escondido man who posted murder on Snapchat was sane at

first_img Salvador Alejandro Sanchez, 20VISTA (KUSI) — An Escondido man who killed a friend after challenging the victim to a fight in a park, then posted sounds of the victim crying during the attack on a social media site, was sane at the time of the homicide, a jury decided Tuesday.Salvador Sanchez, 20, was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the April 2017 death of 20-year-old Maithem Alfuraiji.In the sanity phase of trial, two court-appointed doctors testified that Sanchez was sane at the time of the murder. A third doctor said Sanchez was bipolar and experiencing a manic episode when he killed the victim.Sanchez faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced May 30 at the Vista Courthouse.Escondido police Detective Greg Gay said friends of the two men were alarmed by messages posted on the defendant’s Snapchat account on April 27, 2017, in which Sanchez can be heard telling the victim “tell them what you did.”Police said Sanchez dressed in all white and lured Alfuraiji to Mountain View Park, and later challenged the victim to a “fight to the death.”Sanchez told police he targeted the victim because Alfuraiji was “making decisions and meeting with people” that put everyone they knew in danger.Friends eventually called police about what they saw on Snapchat and Sanchez led them to Alfuraiji’s body on the Rincon Indian Reservation in Valley Center. KUSI Newsroom Updated: 6:42 PM Posted: May 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Jury determines Escondido man who posted murder on ‘Snapchat’ was sane at time of homicide May 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Apples rare sales warning sparks iPhone fatigue fears

first_imgAngela Lang/CNET Apple’s new lineup of iPhones didn’t have a happy holiday. And a rare sales forecast slash may bode poorly for the rest of the year.In a letter to investors on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned that the company’s fiscal first-quarter revenue would be weaker than previously expected. It now sees sales of $84 billion, well below the range of $89 billion to $94 billion that it forecast in November. Its gross margin is now expected to be approximately 38 percent, a tick below the range of 38 percent to 38.5 percent range it previously forecast, suggesting a shift to lower-priced, less profitable products.A warning from Apple, one of the most valuable and profitable companies in the world, is a rare occurrence that hasn’t happened in at least 15 years. The weaker holiday season — a critical period in which most of Apple’s iPhones are sold — will fan growing belief that the company is struggling with consumer fatigue for its popular smartphone and that sales may be on a downward slide. The company raised a red flag in November when it said it would stop disclosing how many units it sells each quarter. “iPhone units are likely down, and I believe prices on the more premium, higher-priced phones are down due to holiday discounting,” said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights. The warning prompted concerns similar to those Apple endured more than a decade ago, when it missed its fiscal fourth-quarter numbers amid an economic downturn. Then-CEO Steve Jobs broke his practice of skipping analyst calls in order to quell investor fear, reiterating that Apple would be fine. (He was right.)That hasn’t stopped detractors from jumping on the warning. On Wednesday, law firm Bernstein Liebhard said it was investigating whether Apple mislead investors and committed securities fraud. An Apple spokesman wasn’t immediately available to comment on the law firm’s actions.Apple shares fell 7 percent to $147 in trading after the market close on Wednesday. On Thursday morning, shares fell another 9.5 percent to $142.88, before rebounding 1.6 percent to $144.52 in early Friday trading.Blame ChinaThis time, the economic downturn isn’t in the US. Cook blamed much of the shortfall on China, where the company underestimated a decelerating economy. The company saw a decline in sales of iPhones, Macs and iPads in the country.Cook cited macro factors like trade friction between the US and China, the world’s two biggest economies.”We believe the economic environment in China has been further impacted by rising trade tensions with the United States,” Cook said. See It $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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Or Oppo, which owns the hot upstart player OnePlus. “Apple does have a strong franchise in China, but it is not immune from competition,” Greengart said.In an interview with CNBC, Cook said a host of new products introduced in the quarter contributed to the sales miss.”We had an unprecedented number of new products during the quarter. We had new watches, we had new iPad Pros,” Cook told the financial network. “Both of these were constrained for all or most of the quarter.”Still, he remains bullish.”We had sort of a collection of items going on.” Cook told CNBC. “Some that are macroeconomic and some that are Apple-specific. And we’re not going to sit around waiting for the macro to change — I hope that it does and I’m actually optimistic — but we’re going to focus really deeply on the things we can control.”Questions about demandApple was already facing questions about demand for its next lineup of iPhones. In the latter months of 2018, Apple introduced the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which offered modest upgrades like a faster processor and, in the case of the Max, a big size increase. The other new product was the lower-priced iPhone XR, which came in different colors and cost less than the iPhone XS because of its cheaper components. Addressing concerns that the new iPhones weren’t selling well, Apple said the iPhone XR has been its top-selling iPhone since its launch, which came a month after that of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. But the iPhone XR sits in an awkward position. It doesn’t have the latest and greatest specs to satisfy the hardcore Apple fanboy, but at $750, it is still an expensive upgrade for consumers used to a baseline $650 for a new iPhone. In the meantime, Apple’s older iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models remain available for consumers who don’t want to break the bank for a new smartphone. Apple has been shifting its strategy so it’s less reliant on the iPhone and generating more of its revenue from services like iTunes, the App Store and its upcoming streaming video service. “The services business will have a longer impact than hardware sales,” said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies.First published Jan. 2 at 1:42 p.m. PT. Update 1:57 p.m.: To include further detailsUpdate 2:14 p.m.: To include further details, stock market price and background.Update 2:55 p.m.: To include analyst comments.Update 3:10 p.m.: To include further comment from Tim Cook from a CNBC interview.Update 4:40 p.m.: To include more Tim Cook comments.Update Jan. 3 at 6:40 a.m.: To include a new stock quote and analyst comment.Update Jan. 4 at 6:42 a.m.: To include new stock quote and detail about law firm investigation. Apple: See what’s up with the tech giant as it releases new iPhones and more.Does the Mac still matter? Apple execs explain why the MacBook Pro was over four years in the making, and why we should care. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See it Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Boost Mobile $999 $999 See It Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Share your voice reading • Apple’s rare sales warning sparks iPhone fatigue fears • Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Phones 77 Sprint Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Applelast_img read more

Google Earth launches final Carmen Sandiego mystery game

first_img Share your voice Online Mobile Apps Gaming Mobile Digital Media CNET Apps Today Google Maps for Android Tags 1 Comment Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Carmen Sandiego is back, again.  Google Earth Paperstar, a dastardly VILE operative and master origami maker, is making trouble on Google Earth. The Keys to the Kremlin have been stolen from Russia. Your job: investigate the scene of the crime in Moscow, track down the criminals and recover the loot.The Keys to the Kremlin Caper is the third and final Carmen Sandiego game to come to Google Earth this year. In March, the ’90s star of children’s educational television first visited Google Earth with The Crown Jewels Caper. In May, the globetrotter returned with The Tutankhamun’s Mask Caper.Like in the previous two games, you’ll use the magnifying glass to interview witnesses in different cities and gather clues. When you think you’ve figured out the next step, click the airplane icon to fly to the next city. Google said that its focusing on new partnerships, but there’s a possibility that it will work with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt again. Gumshoes can find the previous Carmen Sandiego mysteries in the Games category on Google Earth. Google also said it’s working on more geography-based games.  Netflix released a Carmen Sandiego animated show earlier this year and is making a live-action Carmen Sandiego movie starring Gina Rodriguez, who also voices the character in the Netflix show.Originally published June 18.Update, June 19: Adds comment from Google. Googlelast_img read more

BSE closes points 11563 up on Dec 27

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 115.63 points up to stand at 21,190.22. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 34.90 points up to stand at 6,313.80. Gitanjali Gems and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.08% and 6.39% along with Bank of India and NHPC with an increase of 4.09% and 3.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. with a decrease of 4.46% and 3.25% along with Suzlon Energy and Jain Irrigation with a decrease of 3.20% and 3.12% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 30.29 points at 12,288.47 while the banking sector is up 50.00 points at 13,056.60 and the realty sector is up 4.04 points at 1,453.78. The Indian currency is up 0.43% at Rs 61.89 per dollar.last_img read more

Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh disappoint their fans on their first Holi post

first_imgRanveer Singh, Deepika PadukoneInstagramDeepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have always been the most talked about couple in Bollywood be it for their onscreen crackling chemistry or offscreen. The two have never let their fans down with their lovable gestures and sharing intersting anecdotes about their married life. But unfortunately this time around, their fans were left with disappointment as Deepika and Ranveer couldn’t celebrate their first Holi together post marriage.As we know that Deepika has been preparing for her role in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak which is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The actress has begun shooting for the film on Monday but because of her work schedule, she couldn’t be there alongside Ranveer to celebrate the festival of colour with him.”It’s so ironic that on the day of Holi, I leave for Chhapaak; we start shooting on Monday. It is a very very important film, the story needs to be told, we start filming on Monday and on Holi day is when I leave for Delhi so no celebration, just a lot of preparation,” Deepika had recently said during a media interaction.Deepika’s working Holi has made her fans restless and some are even asking for DeepVeer’s holi celebration pictures on social media platform. While some on the other hand have been wishing her and Ranveer a very happy holi. Take a look.DeepVeer Holi pics share karo— Chowkidar Adi ❤ ”1983”’ (@Adi_Loud_Indian) March 21, 2019Hi Dear…first Holi..after marriage.. With Ranveer…Wish you both and all your family… Happy Colourful Holi…. — Chowkidar Shraddha (@ShraddhaBanso10) March 21, 2019Thanks and wish you @deepikapadukone and @RanveerOfficial on your first holi festival.— Shanti Makwana Harding (@shanti_harding) March 21, 2019 Meanwhile, the newly weds took top honours at the Zee Cine Awards 2019 held in Mumbai on Tuesday. While Deepika was honoured with the Best Actor (Female) award for her role of Rani Padmavati in Padmaavat, Ranveer won the Best Actor (Male) Viewers’ Choice award for his menacing act of Alauddin Khilji in the same film.After the tremendous success of her last outing Padmaavat, Deepika became the first actress to deliver a 300 crore film with a female solo lead whereas Ranveer has been delivering back-to-back hits like Padmaavat, Simmba and Gully Boy.last_img read more

Kerala billionaire converts Scotland Yard into luxury hotel you can stay at

first_imgHyatt’s Great Scotland Yard HoteltwitterScotland Yard, the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in London, has been converted into a luxurious five-star hotel by Indian business tycoon and hotelier from Kerala MA Yusuffali. MA Yusuffali, chairman of Lulu Group InternationalTwitter [Representational Image]The Scotland Yard was bought by Yusuffali, the chairman of Lulu Group International, in 2015 for Rs 1,000 crore (£110 million). The heritage site has been converted into a premium hotel in three years at Rs 685 crore (£75 million).The hotel will be managed by the Hyatt group and will open its door to the visitors later this year. The hotel has 153 rooms and the tariff per night is expected to go up to Rs 7,79,842 (nearly €10,000).Some of the uber luxuriant suites in the hotel offer scenic views of the most unique locations in London like the Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Nelson’s Column. Chandelier inside Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard HoteltwitterThe renovation has not destroyed the originality and quintessence of the property and certain features still give a glimpse back to the history with decorations including military uniforms and artwork by the prisoners. This certainly is one of a kind experience in the hotel industry with a lot of premium features. Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard HoteltwitterAccording to reports, the old police cells have been turned into meeting rooms and workspace areas that can be rented on request. The guests will also have access to a secret whiskey bar, a tea parlour, a ballroom and a restaurant.The Scotland Yard was chosen by Sir Robert Peel, the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, for the police force after the London Police was formed in 1829.last_img read more

Rashmika Mandanna leaves Keerthy Suresh Kajal behind to bag Vijays Thalapathy 64

first_imgRashmika MandannaTwitterRashmika Mandanna’s wish to work with Vijay is going to be fulfilled soon. The Karnataka-based actress, who has earned popularity among Kannada and Tamil audience, is ready to conquer the hearts of Tamil cinegoers.Grapevine is abuzz with rumours of Rashmika being approached for Vijay’s next film, presently referred to as Thalapathy 64. The makers considered the likes of Keerthy Suresh and Kajal Aggarwal, but the Karnataka-based actress has bagged the film, say rumour mills.Similarly, there were rumours of Rashmika pairing up with Vijay in the Atlee Kumar-directorial. She had denied the news and tweeted, “A lot of you have been asking me if I am a part of Vijay sir’s and Atlee sir’s film but since that’s not happening this time I hope I get to work with them soon. I am so overwhelmed (like literally) to see such support from all of you. I will definitely make a debut there soon..) love you all very much..I again just want to say ‘nandri’ for all the love..(sic).”The Kirik Party actress is foraying into Kollywood with Bakkiyaraj Kannan’s film in which Karthi plays the lead. Apart from this project, she is working on Vijay Deverakonda’s Dear Comrade, Sukumar’s untitled film, Kannada movie Pogaru and a few others.The upcoming Vijay film is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram fame. BV Combines, which had earlier funded Vijay’s films like Rasigan, Senthoorapandi and Deva, is bankrolling the latest flick. Thalapathy Vijay in Sarkar.PR HandoutThe shooting will begin once Vijay wraps up his current project with Atlee.last_img read more

Stake sale process of debtridden Jet Airways delayed as banks awaits RBI

first_img Close The experts are recommending adequate caution to avoid legal conflict in the future. In a report, brokerage firm SBI Caps highlighted, “Resolution plan that involves debt to equity conversion of listed companies like Jet Airways could witness a high risk of litigation. As the RBI circular stands struck down, resolution plan that involved equity conversion could be subject to extended litigation by existing sponsors as well as shareholders.” Naresh Goyal quits as Jet Airways chairman, stake slashed to 25% In picture: A Jet Airways aircraft in Leh. [Representational image]Twitter/Jet AirwaysFinancially struggling Jet Airways’ stake sale process may have to wait due to the lack of clarity after the Supreme court struck down the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) February 12, 2018, circular. As per February 12 circular, banks having a negative book value were allowed to allot shares at Re 1. People privy to the development said banks were still expecting the RBI to clear the air pertaining to debt-equity conversion at Re 1. Due to this, the scheduled process of bidding on Saturday could not take off.A bank-executive said, “All legal approvals from the RBI need to be in place including examination of the issue of debt to equity conversion. Unless legal work is done, the bid document cannot be issued.” Notably, the consortium of lenders had said that the expression of interest (EoIs) from bidders would be invited on April 6. The deadline for receiving the bids was set 4 days after opening the bids. Financial daily, Business Standard reported that final date for submission of bids will also be extended as the process has been deferred. “Whenever the EoI is published, four days will be given to interested parties to respond,” the official further added. An IndiGo Airlines Airbust A320 aircraft and JetKonnect Boeing 737 aircraft taxi at Mumbai’s Chhatrapathi Shivaji International Airport February 3, 2013 (representational image).Reuters fileIn a bid to turnaround the fortunes of beleaguered airline, Jet Airways board had decided a plan as per which the consortium of lenders, led by State Bank of India (SBI) would take over the airline’s debt and convert it into 114 million shares for just Re 1. The step would mean the consortium holding 50.1 per cent shares in the company.It is to be noted that any delays would further hamper the financial condition of Jet Airways which is flying only one-fifth of its original fleet. The Airline is under humongous pressure from all its stakeholders. The airline’s creditors, including its lessors, have threatened to de-register more planes while the oil marketing companies (OMCs) have started to suspend fuel supplies to the cash strapped airline due to non-payment of their dues. In fact, Indian Oil Corporation had shut the supply on Friday for more than two hours and it was only after the government’s intervention the supply was restored. The pilots have also threatened to go on strike if they are not paid their dues. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:02Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Warren Williamson among candidates at historic Native American presidential forum

first_img We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 Share This! Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Share This! By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Share This! By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Emily McFarlan Miller Emily McFarlan Miller is a national reporter for RNS based in Chicago. She covers evangelical and mainline Protestant Christianity. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — The largest presidential election forum focused on the concerns of Native Americans drew several leading Democratic presidential candidates in its first day, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum — named for the late Winnebago activist — is hosted by Native American voting rights group Four Directions and the Native Organizers Alliance.A panel of tribal leaders, tribal citizens and Native American youth presented questions to each of the presidential candidates who appeared Monday (Aug. 19) at the two-day forum. A total of 11 candidates are expected to attend the forum at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa, either in person or via video.O.J. Semans, co-executive director of Four Directions, introduced the forum as “Indian Country 101 for America,” which included discussions of issues informed by indigenous spirituality.Judith LeBlanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance, referenced the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s action to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota in her opening remarks. That action was sustained by a belief in the sacredness of the land and a spiritual responsibility to protect the water that ran through it.“We are moving on a continuum from protest to power,” LeBlanc said.“Standing Rock interrupted the narrative, and when we left Standing Rock, we went back to our cities and our reservations to organize.”RELATED: The ‘Splainer: The ‘spiritual battle’ over the Dakota Access pipelineWarren’s appearance at the forum was highly anticipated, in part because of controversy surrounding her claim to Cherokee ancestry. Cherokee writer and activist Rebecca Nagle and other activists have taken issue with the claim. Meanwhile, President Trump has regularly mocked Warren by referring to her as “Pocahontas” — a remark many indigenous people also see as racist.Warren appeared to address the controversy in her opening remarks.Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City, Iowa, on Aug. 19, 2019. Video screengrab“Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes,” she said. “I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations we have had together.”Warren was later pressed on pipelines that threaten sites indigenous people consider sacred.“I will revoke the permit for the pipelines,” she said to cheers and applause. “It shouldn’t have been granted in the first place.”She also insisted on the importance of tribal sovereignty.“Tribal governments are the ones who control what happens on tribal lands,” she said. “That’s what it means. A government-to-government relation.”RELATED: Denominations repent for Native American land grabsThe first question asked at the forum — to presidential candidate and spiritual author Marianne Williamson — referred to the Doctrine of Discovery, which gave theological justification to European conquest of Indigenous peoples and land.Williamson addressed the panel “in the spirit of prayerfulness that was already invoked at this event.”Her remarks addressing the United States’ history of unjust treatment of Native Americans also were couched in spiritual language, calling on the country to “atone” and “reconcile with a horrific chapter of our past.”When asked whether she would protect lands indigenous people deem sacred, the candidate insisted she “will not compromise” with corporations who unfairly encroach on such lands.“Their time is over,” she said.RELATED: The spiritual politics of presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonPresidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock are also slated to address the forum on Monday.Sen. Bernie Sanders; former housing secretary Julián Castro; Navajo pastor, speaker and author Mark Charles; former Rep. John Delaney and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are scheduled to speak Tuesday. Sen. Kamala Harris and former Rep. Joe Sestak reportedly are late additions to the line-up, according to Indian Country Today. As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Letter: Nationalism is anathema to Christian faith Catholicism Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts News By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites Share This! By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Jack Jenkins Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.,Load Comments,Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names Tags2020 campaign 2020 election 2020 presidential election election 2020 Elizabeth Warren Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum homepage featured Marianne Williamson Native American spirituality politics Top Story,You may also like Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins By: Emily McFarlan Miller emmillerwrites About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more