Man Utd target Embalo idolises Di Maria

first_imgNxGn Man Utd target Umaro Embalo reveals Di Maria is his idol Bruno Andrade 23:59 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Umaro Embalo Portugal U17 Getty Images NxGn Benfica Manchester United Premier League A teenage talent making quite the name for himself at Benfica is hoping to follow in the footsteps of a man who once starred at Estadio da Luz Umaro Embalo is already sparking talk of interest from Manchester United and admits to idolising a player who went on to represent the Red Devils after impressing with Benfica.At just 16 years of age, a rising star at Estadio da Luz has already offered enough in his short career to make the Goal 50 NxGn.Big things are expected of the talented teenager, with comparisons being drawn to some household names across world football. 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 Among those is Angel Di Maria, an Argentina international who made his name in Europe at Benfica before going on to take in spells at Real Madrid, United and Paris Saint-Germain.Embalo is now being linked with clubs of that stature, with La Liga giants Barcelona another of his many suitors, and he is happy to be likened to a global superstar, telling Goal: “My idol has always been Di Maria, everyone knows it and it’s even my nickname. A lot of people call me ‘Di Maria’.“It’s a great reference for me and I think we have many characteristics in common, many people recognise that.“I respect him a lot and really enjoy watching his games, enjoying his football. I always follow Di Maria and before my games I watch videos of him to try to imitate him.”Embalo still has a long way to go before he can claim to have filled the boots of Di Maria, but he is making positive progress.Many consider him to be the brightest star within Portugal’s next generation, but the exciting prospect is mature enough to know that buying into your own hype is a dangerous game.He added: “Sometimes people tell me this kind of thing [that he is the star of his generation], but I do not think about it, I just try to evolve more and learn new things.Umaro Embalo NxGn“I do not think I’m bigger than anyone, I work for myself and try to improve daily.“I think I’m in a good moment, I’ve learned a lot and I’m working hard, doing my best in all training and games and I think things are going well.“Benfica have been placing a lot of faith in youngsters, not only in me but also in many of my colleagues.“The academy has been a source of great hope for the club and this represents a great responsibility. We have to give our maximum every day.“Our national teams are also very strong at the moment, we have excellent players in all divisions. This is very important for our evolution and for the future of Portuguese football.”last_img read more

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Rapinoe brace guides USWNT past hosts France

first_imgMegan Rapinoe was the United States’ match-winner for the second game running as she netted another brace to help the holders beat hosts France 2-1 in Paris and set up a Women’s World Cup semi-final clash with England.Reign FC forward Rapinoe, who scored twice in the USA’s victory over Spain on Monday, showed no signs of distraction after her war of words with American president Donald Trump as she put her side into an early lead from which a France team featuring six players from Champions League-winning Lyon never recovered.USA have made a habit of scoring early in this competition and France knew all about the attacking threat of Alex Morgan and Rapinoe. However, France nevertheless fell behind after just five minutes when Morgan won a free-kick that experienced forward Rapinoe converted. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? An expectant crowd at a sold-out Parc des Princes awaited the response from France’s talented front four but could only watch as a USA defence marshalled masterfully by Abby Dahlkemper and Becky Sauerbrunn repeatedly slammed the door in their faces.France had won 17 of their previous 18 matches in all competitions but there was no way back for Corinne Diacre’s players after Rapinoe slid home her second after 65 minutes, despite Wendie Renard’s late consolation, and the USA will take some stopping on current form.2 – Megan Rapinoe is the first player to score two or more goals in back-to-back Women’s World Cup appearances since Marta in 2007. Double. #FIFAWWC #USA #FRAUSA pic.twitter.com/bHY3VbMrcj— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 28, 2019Rapinoe’s opener came when a low free-kick from the left bounced through a crowd of bodies and evaded Sarah Bouhaddi’s left hand before bulging the net.Shaken by the early goal, France steadied themselves and stemmed the flow of USA attacks but failed to muster a shot on target themselves as they struggled to compete with the physicality of Samantha Mewis and Julie Ertz in midfield.Bouhaddi was called into action early in the second half to make a double save from Mewis and Tobin Heath, before Eugenie Le Sommer snatched at a close-range chance at the other end and blazed wide.USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was finally tested when Valerie Gauvin’s header threatened to loop over her head but she dived backwards to claim it.France were still in the game until Renard was caught napping as Morgan’s pass fed Heath, who had a clear run to the box where she dragged the ball back to Rapinoe for an easy finish.Heath thought she had scored one of her own 10 minutes later but an offside flag ruled otherwise.Renard set up a tense finish when she headed Gaetane Thiney’s free-kick home from 10 yards, but the bullish USA defence held firm. Key Opta Facts:- The host nation has been eliminated at the quarter-final stage in each of the last four Women’s World Cup tournaments – China in 2007, Germany in 2011, Canada in 2015 and France in 2019 have all fallen at this stage.- USA have reached the semi-final in all eight of their Women’s World Cup tournaments.- USA have now won their last 10 matches at the Women’s World Cup, equalling the longest run of wins in the tournament’s history set by Norway between 1995 and 1999.- Six of France’s 10 goals at the 2019 Women’s World Cup were scored via set-pieces, with four of those scored by Wendie Renard.- USA’s Megan Rapinoe became the first player to score two or more goals in consecutive Women’s World Cup matches since Marta did so for Brazil in 2007. read morelast_img read more

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Lamborghini takes ‘menacing’ to a new level with Aventador Superveloce Roadster

first_img The Best Minimalist Wallets for Men Prove that Less Truly is More 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Editors’ Recommendations center_img The first images of the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster have hit the Web. The limited-edition convertible will be presented to the public for the first time this September at the Frankfurt Motor show.Published by ShirakiPhoto, the images reveal the Superveloce Roadster gains roughly the same menacing-looking front clip as the sold-out Superveloce coupe that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last March. Crafted largely out of carbon fiber, the body kit is designed to provide more downforce at high speeds, minimize drag, and direct more air to the engine bay.Interior pictures are not available yet, but the Roadster is expected to gain carbon fiber bucket seats and a SV-specific instrument cluster borrowed directly from the coupe.The Roadster packs a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine tuned to make 750 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 507 foot-pounds of torque at 5,500 rpm. Built entirely by hand in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, the 12-cylinder sends the Aventador Roadster from zero to 62 mph in about 2.8 seconds, zero to 124 mph in 8.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of over 217 mph.A seven-speed ISR transmission controlled by huge shift paddles sends power to all four wheels. Lamborghini Dynamic Steering and a highly advanced adaptive suspension system called Magneto Rheological Suspension help keep the power in check. In short, the Aventador Superveloce Roadster is an open-top race car for the road.The convertible tips the scale at 3,472 pounds. It’s 110 pounds heavier than the SV coupe but over 100 pounds lighter than the regular — if you can call it that — Aventador Roadster. Like its tamer counterpart, it is fitted with a carbon fiber two-piece hard top that can be neatly stowed away in the trunk as soon as the sun comes out.Related: Lamborghini’s next SUV will bow in 2018Stay tuned: Lamborghini will fully reveal the Aventador SuperVeloce Roadster in the weeks leading up to the Frankfurt Motor Show. Production will be limited to just 500 examples — 100 fewer than the coupe — and the SV is expected to sell out quickly in spite of a base price that will lie in the vicinity of $500,000. 1. Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster 2. Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster 3. Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster Tent Buying Guide: How to Find the Best Tent for Your Triplast_img read more

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Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast Explores Our ‘Journey to Japan’ Series

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Talking American Brandy with Washington’s Mastrogiannis Distillery Nicole Raney/The Manual What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is a website dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, a round-table discussion on what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming. Shout out to Portland-based No Kind of Rider for our intro/exit music!On this week’s episode, our ever-affable host Greg Nibbler speaks with Editor-in-Chief Cator Sparks (in-studio!); Managing Editor, Nicole Raney; and Spirits Editor, Sam Slaughter about The Manual’s Journey to Japan travel series.Nicole Raney offers up some tips and tricks on flying into Tokyo, some information on getting around while in the country (including discussions of the subways and rail lines), and the importance of planning ahead. One of her best tips: Write out the addresses of your destinations on paper in Japanese to hand to taxi drivers.Beards, Booze, and Bacon: Episode Two 7 of the Best Drink References in Music The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America center_img The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider Atomik Vodka Is a New Spirit Distilled From Chernobyl-Grown Rye The group discusses translations, mis-translations, the dangers of relying too much on technology to bridge the gap, and the importance of learning a few words in Japanese. A little bit of etiquette goes a long way in this decorum-dedicated country. Stream now to hear Raney’s most useful Japanese phrases.Cator Sparks gives us a rundown of Japanese knives and why they are superior to almost any others on the planet — then gives a mouthwatering description of the best Japanese food.And, of course, Sam Slaughter gives us a rundown of the spirits situation in the country, including the Japanese love of whisky, cocktails, and sake.Further ReadingFind Inner Peace and Experience History at a Ryokan: Writer Elizabeth Dahl outlines the difference between a hotel and a ryokan and gives you all the reasons why you should spend at least a few nights in one when visiting Japan.Five Katana-Sharp Japanese Knives Your Kitchen Needs Now: Everything you need to know about Japanese knives and also where to buy them.The Weird and Wonderful World of Japanese Convenience Stores: Conbini, as Japanese convenience stores are locally known, are actually more convenient than their American counterparts. The food is surprisingly delicious —a must-try when visiting.Nikka WhiskyThe History and Growth of Japanese Whisky: Did you know that Japanese whisky is only about 90 years old? Read on for more information about the country’s top brands and what kind to buy when you’re in the country.last_img read more

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Entire Nagaland declared disturbed for six more months under AFSPA

first_imgNew Delhi: The entire state of Nagaland has been declared a “disturbed area” for six more months, till December-end, under the controversial AFSPA which empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without prior notice. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been in force in Nagaland for several decades. In a notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole state of Nagaland is in such a “disturbed and dangerous condition” that the use of armed forces in aid of the civil power is necessary. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief “Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (No. 28 of 1958) the central government hereby declares that whole of the said State to be a ‘disturbed area’ for a period of six months with effect from June 30, 2019 for the purpose of that Act,” the notification issued Sunday said. The decision to continue the declaration of Nagaland as “disturbed area” has been taken as killings, loot and extortion have been going on in various parts of the state which necessitated the action for the convenience of the security forces operating there, an MHA official said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC There have been demands from various organisations in the Northeast as well as in Jammu and Kashmir for repealing the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), which, they say, gives “sweeping powers” to security forces. The AFSPA has been in force in Nagaland for several decades. It has not been withdrawn even after a framework agreement was signed on August 3, 2015 by Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah and government interlocutor R N Ravi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The framework agreement came after over 80 rounds of negotiations spanning 18 years with the first breakthrough in 1997 when the ceasefire agreement was sealed after decades of insurgency in Nagaland.last_img read more

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Top 10 invasive species spread by summer recreational activity in Canada

first_imgTORONTO – A list of the top 10 invasive species spread through summer recreational activities in Canada.Spotted knapweed: This aggressive invasive plant invades prairies, meadows and open woods. It can take over these habitats and reduce the number and diversity of native plants and animals. Each plant produces thousands of seeds that can be spread when they adhere to ATVs, horses, bikes, hiking boots and camping equipment.Where it’s found: Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.Garlic mustard: This biennial plant is rapidly spreading across Canada, into forests and woodlands. It can form dense stands that exclude native plants, and can impact forest regeneration. Garlic mustard can be spread when the small seeds adhere to boots and clothing.Where it’s found: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and LabradorEurasian milfoil: Known as the “zombie plant,” this aquatic weed grows quickly in the spring, forming a thick mass of tangled stems under water. These stems get caught in boat propellers and rudders and reduce native aquatic plants and impact fish habitat. It is primarily spread when boats are moved by trailer between lakes.Where it’s found: British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward IslandRound goby: This small, bottom-dwelling invasive fish was found in the Great Lakes in 1990 and is spreading. It reduces native fish populations by eating the eggs and young of species such as lake trout and smallmouth bass. Round goby can be spread when it’s used as bait, or when released upstream from dams and waterfalls.Where it’s found: Great Lakes basinZebra and quagga mussels: These small freshwater mussels have been spreading across North America. They can completely cover the bottom of lakes, impacting fishes, native mussels and water quality. They are spread when they attach to boat hulls, trailers and motors that are moved between lakes.Where it’s found: Ontario, Manitoba and QuebecEmerald ash borer: This non-native invasive beetle has decimated tens of millions of ash trees and continues to spread rapidly. It can quickly kill large areas of ash trees, affecting forests, areas along streams, and rivers and urban forests. It has spread to some areas through people moving firewood that has been cut from infected ash trees.Where it’s found: Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New BrunswickSpiny waterflea: This small freshwater crustacean feeds on zooplankton in lakes. Spiny waterflea can alter the food chain and affect native fish populations. Large numbers of spiny waterfleas form a jelly-like mass that clogs fishing gear and other equipment. It is spread by water from infected boats or when bait buckets are moved between lakes.Where it’s found: Ontario and ManitobaEuropean and Asian earthworms: Many people are surprised to hear that most of the earthworms they encounter are non-native and invasive, including the “night crawler” often found in gardens and used for bait. Invasive earthworms damage forests, as they change the soil chemistry and structure. Earthworms can be introduced to forests by anglers dumping their leftover bait on land or in the water, and vehicles can transport earthworms or cocoons in their tire treads.Where it’s found: Throughout much of southern CanadaWhirling fish disease: This infectious invasive parasite affects salmon and trout. First found in Canada in 2016 in Alberta, this disease invades the fish’s cartilage and impairs its nervous system, which causes it to swim in a whirling pattern. It can be spread by moving infected fishes, bait or boats between lakes and rivers.Where it’s found: AlbertaDomestic cats: Domestic cats can have a significant affect on populations of migratory birds, reptiles and small mammals, and are considered one of the world’s 100 most invasive species. Cats that are brought to cottages and camps can kill birds and other wildlife and should be kept indoors, or on a leash outside.Where it’s found: Throughout CanadaSource: Nature Conservancy of Canadalast_img read more

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Sears 4thquarter loss narrows but sales fall sharply as it sheds assets

by The Associated Press Posted Feb 26, 2015 7:50 am MDT FILE – In this May 14, 2012, file photo, shoppers walk into Sears in Peabody, Mass. Sears recorded its fourth straight year of falling profit and revenue, even as cost cutting and store closures helped narrow its loss for the fourth quarter, the company reported, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sears 4th-quarter loss narrows but sales fall sharply as it sheds assets NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sears Holdings (Nasdaq:SHLD) recorded its fourth straight year of falling profit and revenue in 2014, even as cost cutting and store closures helped narrow its loss for the fourth quarter.The company that runs Kmart and Sears stores in the United States, has been closing stores, selling assets and slashing inventory as it continues with efforts to turn around its U.S. business. Sears Holdings has also reduced its stake in Sears Canada (TSX:SCC), which is undergoing a similar downsizing exercise north of the border.Edward Lampert, the president and chief executive of Sears Holdings and a significant investor in both the U.S. and Canadian companies, faces continued challenges.Lampert, a billionaire hedge fund manager, combined Sears and Kmart in 2005, about two years after he helped bring Kmart out of bankruptcy. But the retail landscape has undergone seismic shifts in recent years and the tie-up hasn’t gelled.To try to get back on track, Sears has shifted its U.S. focus from running a store network to operating an online and offline business tied together by its Shop Your Way loyalty program. Sales to Shop Your Way members accounted for 72 per cent of eligible sales for the fourth quarter — the same as in the third quarter.Lampert said in a letter to shareholders, employees and members that without the aggressive steps the company has taken, “we would be stuck on the same path that has claimed retailers like Circuit City, Borders, Radio Shack and others.”“Our only option is to become better equipped to support, anticipate and exceed our members’ needs,” he said.Sears Holdings lost $159 million, or $1.50 per share, for the fourth quarter period ended Jan. 31. A year earlier it lost $358 million, or $3.37 per share in the fourth quarter. Revenue for the quarter ended Jan. 31 declined to $8.1 billion from $10.59 billion. For the full year, Sears Holdings lost $1.7 billion, compared with a $1.4 billion loss a year earlier.The results reflect the sale of most of stake in its Canadian unit, the spinoff of Lands’ End, and the closure of more Kmart and Sears stores. That helped to trim costs and expenses to $8.23 billion, from $10.73 billion last year.Sales at U.S. Sears stores open at least a year fell seven per cent. For Kmart, the metric slipped two per cent. Both Sears and Kmart were hurt by weak consumer electronics sales. On Wednesday, Sears Canada reported its same-store sales declined 9.1 per cent and overall revenue fell 17.7 per cent to C$972.5 million.Sears Holdings said Thursday its plans to form a real estate investment trust are moving forward and it expects it to create and separate that company in May or June. It anticipates between 200 and 300 Sears and Kmart stores being sold to the REIT, with proceeds estimated to be more than $2 billion.Sears Holdings Corp. has more than 1,700 Sears and Kmart stores. It had 3,523 stores just five years ago.For the year, Sears’ loss widened to $15.82 per share from $12.87 per share, in the prior year. Revenue fell to $31.2 billion from $36.19 billion.The retailer closed about 234 underperforming Kmart and Sears stores in 2014, with the majority being Kmart stores.Sears said Thursday that it had about $800 million available under its credit facility and $250 million in cash at quarter’s end. Chief Financial Officer Rob Schriesheim said in a statement that the actions it took in 2014 — such as store closures and inventory reduction — generated $2.3 billion in liquidity.Sears also announced that it is amending and extending a $400 million short-term loan that it took out in September from a hedge fund run by Lampert. The company said it will now repay $200 million of the loan on Monday. The remainder of the loan was extended until June 1 or until the company receives proceeds from the potential REIT transaction, whichever is soonest.Total long-term debt rose to $3.2 billion from $2.9 billion a year earlier.Its shares rose 16 cents to $38.06 in premarket trading about 90 minutes before the market open. read more

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Sports injury and returntoplay expertise available at new Brock Sports Medicine Clinic

Brock University’s growing performance culture has sprouted a modern sports therapy clinic.The new Brock Sports Medicine Clinic located at Harrison Hall offers a wide range of medical experts and technology to treat injuries, enhance recovery and return athletes safely back to sport.The clinic is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members, and can be used in conjunction with employee benefits.Associate Director of Brock Sports Performance Steve Lidstone says the power of Brock Sports Medicine (BSM) lies in the expertise of its employees.Brock volleyball players Marcelo Correa and Grace Pyatt are put through the paces during an athletic therapy session with Brock Sports Medicine Assistant Head Athletic Therapist Jim Bilotta, left, and Physiotherapist Dan Caterini, right.“It’s unrealistic to expect that one tool can be used to fix every problem, but we’re home to a group of professionals who use agreed-upon principles for patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment,” said Lidstone. “An integrated support team approach is vital to having multiple treatment styles used when needed for complex cases.”Brock Sports Medicine is staffed with sport medicine physicians, physiatrists, athletic therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists and return-to-play specialists.The team has experience working with athletes at major sporting events including the Olympics and Paralympics, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and World University Games.Lidstone, who has consulted and worked as part of strength and conditioning for Canada’s national teams in various sports, is excited to grow and expand on the excellence of Brock’s athletic therapy history.“I enjoy having a vision of excellence formed through my years of experience in university and national team sport,” said Lidstone, who has been mentored by some of the top orthopaedic rehabilitation and strength and conditioning professionals. “My passion is now centred upon performance culture, facility design and staff development. It is an extremely rewarding experience.”Supporting Brock’s focus on experiential education, more than 90 placements for the University’s undergraduate and grad students are available each year through Brock Sports Medicine and Brock Sports Performance.“The partnership between the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Brock Sports Medicine Clinic is vitally important in providing our Kinesiology students with practical, hands-on experiential education opportunities that are major components of their learning,” said Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Dean Peter Tiidus.The Brock Sports Medicine Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To book an appointment, call 905-688-5550 x3791. A doctor’s referral is not required.For a full list of services and to learn more about the clinic, visit brocku.ca/sports-medicine read more

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Sixyearold boy stranded in Belgium returns to UK

A six-year-old boy has returned to Britain after he was reportedly left “stateless and stuck” for two weeks in Belgium.Mohamed Bangoura, who was born in Leeds, was stopped from boarding a flight home after visiting family friends in Brussels.He was finally returned to the UK and reunited with his mother Hawa Keita on Monday after the Home Office issued him with an emergency travel document.MEP Catherine Bearder and MP Sir Ed Davey wrote a joint letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid last week calling for the boy’s return.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––They said he had been due to start school in Sheffield on Monday but his passport was rejected by Belgian authorities on August 27. Mohamed, 6, and his mother Hawa Keita Credit:Telegraph “Whatever error has been made on whoever’s side, we must bring this child home now and reunite him with his worried mother,” it added.”His immigration status should be sorted when he is on home soil with his mother Hawa. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Whatever error has been made on whoever’s side, we must bring this child home now and reunite him with his worried mother.MEP Catherine Bearder and MP Sir Ed Davey The Home Office said it sent a letter to Ms Keita, who is from Guinea, in March telling her Mohamed’s passport had been revoked.The joint letter sent by Ms Bearder and Sir Ed said Ms Keita “insists she never received a registered letter by courier or by email”. “All that matters is that we get a frightened six-year-old back to his mother.”A Home Office spokeswoman said Mohamed was taken out of the UK in July and was “unable to return as he did not hold a valid passport”.”Mohamed has now returned to the UK after an emergency travel document was issued allowing him to travel to the UK,” she added.The Home Office said Mohamed was only entitled to British citizenship through his mother or her husband, but neither was settled in the UK when he was born. Mohamed, 6, and his mother Hawa Keita  read more

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World of Warcraft exploit sees entire cities die

first_imgYesterday there were mass deaths across entire cities in World of Warcraft with the locations confirmed as having their populations depleted including Draenor, Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Ragnaros, Tarren Mill, and Twisting Nether . While players were initially amused, it soon turned to concern as it was realized entire realms were full of dead players and non-player characters.Blizzard was quick to respond and confirmed late yesterday that an exploit had been used by someone to carry out the mass in-game murder. Thankfully a hotfix has been issued and Blizzard has promised such a thing cannot happen again, unless of course another exploit is found that enables it.It doesn’t look as though Blizzard know where the attack came from as they are asking for player help to track down the culprit/s. Due to the short time the game was effectively dead to some, Blizzard is only issuing an apology rather than a few hours of time back to any player affected by the exploit.There’s sure to be a number of upset players out there seeing as this happened on a weekend, but at least Blizzard was quick to react and fix the problem.This incident wasn’t planned, but Blizzard has run some in-game events in the past that affected masses of players. A good example is from back in 2005 when a contagious plague was transmitted unintentionally to a city and continued to spread across the game killing both players and NPCs, turning it into an epidemic.More at the Battle.net forums, via Joystiqlast_img read more

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Portraits of Hellenes in Antipodes

first_imgThousands of Greeks migrated to Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, but as the years pass and one generation takes over from the previous so too do the memories fade. Understanding their contribution to the fabric of Australian life firsthand, journalist Vivienne Morris set out to collect and record their stories and on Sunday released the second volume of her popular series Portraits of Hellenes in Antipodes.Launched at Melbourne’s Greek Centre and co-organised by the Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne (GACL) and the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia, the book features 39 first and second generation expatriates from diverse parts of Greece and Cyprus, each successful in their field of work and contribution to the nation’s cultural development. Compering the event was GACL president Kathy Alexopoulos, followed by an address by Dr Maria Herodotou, Program Coordinator and a Lecturer in Greek Studies at La Trobe University. It was historian and Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Jim Claven MA, however, who truly captured the spirit of the book. Praising Ms Morris’ professionalism as a journalist and writer, he took the opportunity to acknowledge that she “has touched thousands” both with the book’s production, and in the lead-up having worked with various community organisations and projects.“She has also been a tireless worker for the community and has led and participated in many important community organisations,” Mr Claven said.“I believe that Vivienne’s writing and her community involvement is a window into her heart. For her interest is not merely that of a journalist meeting a deadline! No, she is interested and active in the life of the community itself, ensuring that its stories are preserved.” And her commitment to the cause and integrity are a true testament to the finished product. In both compilations, accompanying images that bring the narrative to life, Ms Morris showcases each individual and their story with a care and sensitivity that could only be achieved with her years of experience and understanding of the Greek Australian community.Historian Jim Claven MA.Acknowledging its sentimental value, Mr Claven drew from personal experience, emphasising the book’s historical value.“I don’t know how many times throughout my own researches that I have heard families lament how they failed to talk to their parents or grandparents about their past. This is the sad story of all generations and all communities. Once many of us pass on, what remains is what is written in dry documents or [by] untitled photographs. That’s why we need the personal stories behind these documents and photographs – to bring them to life. We need the reminiscences of life as it was lived – to talk to us in the future,” Mr Claven explained.“For all these reasons Vivienne’s book is a very important contribution to the documentation of the Greek community in Australia. And it is an important addition to the social history of Australia’s migration story as a whole. It is clear from these stories that the individuals have revealed their pride in their origins, no matter how humble or difficult.”Among the stories are experiences of heroic resistance to the German and Italian occupation during WWII, others tell of the difficulty of making a living in postwar Greece, and many share the experience of facing limited opportunities in their beloved homeland, which would spur them on to venture to Australia and realise their dreams and those for their young families. While they are stories of success, the writer also captures the challenges and sacrifices made by hardworking families who forfeited the luxury of being at home with their loved ones and worked day and night. The books recognise other emotional difficulties faced by subsequent generations who struggled with staying true to their origins while also desiring to take part in the more dominant Australian culture in their physical surrounds.“The stories you have told are testimony to your family and your personal achievements and of how our Australian society has changed for the better,” Mr Claven said.“This community involvement has helped not only preserve Hellenic culture in Australia but also brought the community together to help each other.”President of the Hellenic Writers Association, Gerasimos Clonis, took the opportunity to dedicate a poem to Ms Morris, which was followed by a live interview with the writer led by Senior Producer of SBS’s Greek Program Dina Gerolymou.Before the event drew to a close, Ms Alexopoulos thanked Ms Morris for her work and acknowledged the milestone in her career.“It is a time to celebrate a wonderful profession and savour its remarkable output. It’s a symbol of the long and industrious years she has spent informing, researching, capturing those stories that matter – stories that create history,” she said. “To me she has written memoires that encapsulate the essence of stories of the heart and the struggle for a better life.”To purchase a copy of ‘Portraits of Hellenes in Antipodes Volume II’ by Vivienne Morris, visit the Greek Centre at 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne or for more information call (03) 9662 2722 or email info@greekcentre.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Stop Shop Is Piloting SelfDriving Grocery Stores for Customers

first_img SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit Stay on target Stop & Shop is taking “produce on wheels” to a new level: The supermarket chain is testing self-driving grocery stores that bring fresh food to your doorstep.On Wednesday, Stop & Shop said in a press release that it will introduce self-driving grocery vehicles in the Boston area in spring 2019. The aim of the driverless grocery stores is to provide customers with a more convenient and high-tech food shopping experience.Stop & Shop is partnering with Robomart, a San-Francisco-based startup, to bring this concept to life. The vehicles will bring selections of Stop & Shop produce and meal kits directly to customers’ homes, so they don’t have to wait for online orders or make store trips.Here’s how it works: Stop & Shop customers in the Boston vicinity can request a Robomart vehicle via a smartphone app. When the Robomart vehicle arrives at their residence, they can go outside, unlock the vehicle’s doors, and personally select veggies and other products they would like to buy. Then, they can close the doors and send the Robomart vehicle to its next destination.Unlike other home delivery services, there’s no checkout experience required. Once a customer is done selecting their items, the vehicle’s RFID technology automatically records what they bought, similar to the way Amazon Go tracks purchases. Plus, the customer receives an emailed receipt after they buy goods.Robomart vehicles are also prepared on an inventory level: The driverless vehicles will be remotely tested from a Robomart facility, and they’ll be constantly restocked with fresh Stop & Shop items on their journeys.“For decades, consumers had the convenience of their local greengrocer and milkman coming door to door, and we believe that by leveraging driverless technology we can recreate that level of convenience and accessibility,” Ali Ahmed, founder and CEO of Robomart, said in the press release. “We’re extremely excited to bring our vision to life with Stop & Shop, one of the most pioneering and forward-thinking grocery chains in the world.”More on Geek.com:Fully Driverless Grocery Deliveries Have Started in ArizonaThe LG G8 Might Feature a Clip-On Second ScreenStudy: Majority of Facebook Users Don’t Understand Targeted Adslast_img read more

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Neuer in Bayern squad for DFB final

first_imgManuel Neuer has been included in the Bayern Munich squad for Saturday’s DFB Cup final against Eintracht FrankfurtThe German goalkeeper has missed most of Bayern’s campaign due to a hairline fracture in his left foot with his last appearance for the Bavarians coming back in September.However, despite missing Bayern’s final league game of the season last weekend, Neuer was named in the preliminary Germany squad for next month’s World Cup with head coach Joachim Löw revealing that he would assess his captain at the team’s training camp before taking any final decisions.Outgoing Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes had refused to rule out Neuer’s return to the squad last week and he has now included the goalkeeper for what will be the 72-year-old’s final game in charge.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…He’s going to Berlin! ??For the first time since September 2017, @Manuel_Neuer is in an #FCBayern matchday squad. #MiaSanMia #FCBSGE #Berlin2018 pic.twitter.com/mz2kHg2wkg— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 18, 2018last_img read more

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Main access to volcano reopens Saturday

first_imgThe Spirit Lake Memorial Highway will open at 7 a.m. Saturday, just in time for visitors venturing to Mount St. Helens for the 30th anniversary of the eruption of May 18, 1980.The Washington Department of Transportation closes the highway near the Hummocks Trail 45 miles east of Interstate 5 rather than trying to plow the last seven miles to the Johnston Ridge Observatory. In recent years, budget constraints prompted the U.S. Forest Service to close the observatory during the winter.The observatory will be open from 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday for a special event sponsored by the nonprofit Mount St. Helens Institute.The highway has been closed since mid-December due to heavy snowfall.last_img read more

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Mother sentenced to 20 years for trading daughters for sex and cash

first_img(WSVN) – A mother of two has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to allowing men to rape her daughters in exchange for money and drugs.According to Fox 32, 25-year-old Morgan Summerlin pled guilty to counts of first-degree cruelty to children, enticing a child for indecent purposes and trafficking a person for sexual servitude last month.Related: Mother pleads guilty to allowing men to rape her children in exchange for cashInvestigators said Summerlin’s daughters, ages 5 and 6, told their guardians how their mom would take them to strange men’s homes to be molested and raped.The men would pay the girls, who then would hand the money over to their mother.Summerlin was sentenced by a Fulton County judge Monday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Feds Turning Tongass Land Over To Sealaska

first_imgSealaska Corp. gets its new land on Friday.The federal Bureau of Land Managementwill sign paperwork that day turning over 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to the corporation.Download AudioThe agency’s Ramona Chinn says the land must still be surveyed and patented. But as of Friday, it’s Sealaska’s.Sealaska Plaza, the corporation’s headquarters.“It’s a milestone for the land-transfer program. Sealaska is one of 12 regions and this would finalize their entitlement,” Chinn says.Federal legislation passed late last year turned the land over to the Juneau-based regional Native corporation. Sealaska gave up the right to select other lands in Southeast, under terms of 1971’s Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.The Bureau of Land Management’s Erika Reed says Sealaska prioritized which of the new parcels it wants first.“We are going to be able to, we think, depending on the budget, survey the first two priorities this year. But assuming we maintain a stable budget, it will probably take us about five years to survey all 18 parcels,” she says.The full process will take about eight years.About 3,400 acres of old-growth forest on the Cleveland Peninsula and Prince of Wales Island’s North Election Creek are at the top of the list.Sealaska has said logging could begin this year, but it’s not a firm decision. The parcels are near other corporation land with logging infrastructure.Sealaska can also take over up to 76 tracts of cemetery and other historic sites in the Tongass totaling no more than 490 acres.No timeline is set for that process.last_img read more

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Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra party on a

first_imgSophie TurnerPriyanka Chopra Official Instagram (priyankachopra)Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner had fun on a yacht with their partners. Apparently, Sophie Turner, enjoyed some downtime as she joined her fiancé Joe Jonas, his brothers Kevin, and Nick, and Priyanka Chopra, for a yacht ride around Miami, Florida.Reportedly the Game of Thrones star appeared in great spirits as she and her husband-to-be packed on the PDA, before enjoying the sights of the sea using binoculars with Nick’s new wife Priyanka.The final season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere in April. Sophie partied on the yacht in a yellow checkered swimsuit, complete with a trendy squared neckline. She was not alone, however, as Priyanka Chopra too turned up the heat in a black two-piece that featured circular metal rings in both the halterneck top and high-waisted bottoms.  Sophie TurnerSophie Turner Official InstagramReportedly Sophie and Priyanka have become firm friends since falling for the brothers, who like to double date. Sophie Turner plays Sansa Stark on the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones and may have a very important part to play in the final seasons. Sophie had recently gotten into some trouble with her fans after she confessed that she had revealed the ending to the final season of Game of Thrones to her friends. But she later went on to clarify that she was taking her role on Game of Thrones seriously.Priyanka Chopra on the other hand seems to be enjoying her newly wedded bliss, Priyanka Chopra doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to return to Bollywood as she seems to be preparing to settle down in Hollywood. You can check out the pics here: The scene straight out of Baywatch! @priyankachopra @SophieT #jsisters pic.twitter.com/GlCBjQW8fB— PC_unfinished (@PcUnfinished) March 26, 2019Best day off ever!!! @nickjonas @joejonas @SophieT #JSisters ❤☀??? pic.twitter.com/0N5DylobuD— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 26, 2019last_img read more

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Integrity questioned Sourav Ganguly to leave Delhi Capitals in match vs KKR

first_img Sunrisers Hyderabad to take on Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018 finals Close Sourav Ganguly serving as the “advisor” of Delhi Capitals when they face Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League will be “conflict of interest”, according to two complains received by the BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain.KKR is slated to face Delhi Capitals on March 30 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi while their return fixture is scheduled to be held at Eden Gardens on April 12. Referencing the match to be held in Kolkata, two cricket fans from West Bengal – Ranjit Seal and Bhaswati Shantua – separately communicated to Justice (Retd) DK Jain, questioning the involvement of Ganguly with the Delhi-based franchise.”I would also like to draw your kind attention that on 12th April 2019 (inadvertently quoted 12th May 2019 in my earlier e-mail), Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) vs Delhi Capital Match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. KKR is the local franchisee (sic), who are closely associated with the Cricket Association of Bengal,” one of the complainants Seal, wrote in his letter, which is in possession of PTI. Sourav Ganguly gestures towards the crowd during his final Test in Nagpur on November 9, 2008.Reuters”Sir, is it practically possible – in one hand CAB president is supporting the local franchisee (sic) to conduct the match administratively and in another way (on other hand), CAB President is sitting with the team officials of Delhi Capitals as an Advisor,” he further wrote.Apart from serving Delhi Capitals as an “advisor” this IPL season, Ganguly is also the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), the apex governing body for cricket in West Bengal – the state KKR is based out of. But before accepting the offer from the Capitals, Ganguly had reportedly clarified that he had been given the nod by the Committee of Administrators.The former India captain, who was the captain of KKR when the IPL began in 2008, has not commented on this issue yet. But New Indian Express reports that a source close to Ganguly rubbished the claims made by the fans. Shubman Gill and Andre Russell after KKR defeated SRH at Eden Gardens on March 24, 2019.Kolkata Knight Riders Instagram”Sourav has taken permission from the CoA. And let me make it clear, he will be very much present in the Delhi Capitals dug-out on April 12. There is no question of withdrawing when relevant permissions are in place,” the report quoted the official as saying.”Basically, some fans want to insinuate that Ganguly as CAB president can influence local curators during DC vs KKR match at the Eden Gardens on April 12. This is preposterous. You are questioning the integrity of one of our greatest captains. I don’t know if it’s a part of BCCI’s larger politics,” the official said.last_img read more

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Indefinite bus strike begins in 4 districts of Barisal

first_img.Bus owners and workers of four districts of Barisal division have started to observe an indefinite strike on 17 routes of the division since Wednesday morning demanding permission of a bus service on the Bagerhat-Khulna route through Jhalakhati, reports UNB.The strike called by Barisal-Patuakhali Bus Owners’ and Workers’ Association began at 6:00am.Expressing solidarity with the strike, bus owners and workers of Bhola and Barguna also kept their vehicles off the routes.No bus was seen plying the routes since the morning, inflicting sufferings to passengers.Saidur Rahman Sipon, president of Barisal-Patuakhali Mini Bus Owners’ Association, said bus owners of Jhalakati had long been opposing the introduction of a bus service on the Bagerhat-Khulna route through their district.They announced the strike from a human chain formed at Patuakhali bus stand on Tuesday as the Jhalakati bus owners refused to give in to their demand, he said.last_img read more

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