Manchester City Any team can beat Manchester City – Guardiola Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 03:59 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Manchester City v Arsenal Arsenal Guardiola The Citizens have been irresistible so far this season, but their manager is not getting carried away with the ‘Invincibles’ hype after 11 games Pep Guardiola is not buying into the idea that Manchester City are unbeatable and insists any team is capable of defeating the Premier League pacesetters.City ran out 3-1 winners over Arsenal on Sunday to go 23 matches unbeaten in all competitions this season, with Guardiola’s men particularly impressive in the Premier League and Champions League.Man City -1 v Leicester 5/6 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 The win over Arsenal coupled with Manchester United’s defeat to Chelsea has seen City open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, while their haul of 38 goals is 15 more than Jose Mourinho’s side, who are the second-most prolific team.However, Guardiola is adamant that City are not invincible and does not want his players to think they are.Speaking to reporters after the match, Guardiola said: “Anyone can beat us, that is the principle in all of sport.”It doesn’t matter what happened in the past. You can win the Champions League then lose the day after – that is football, sport, basketball.”All the others want to beat you. They [Arsenal] deserve all credit [for] trying to beat us. It depends on us. It’s so important if we want to fight more to win the title in comparison to last season. “Against the big teams, the five or six contenders, last season we won just twice – at Old Trafford, and here against Arsenal.“Now in November we won already three times [against the bigger clubs]. We spoke and if you want to win the Premier League, you need to beat Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham – all the others at the top too.”But you have to win at home – it’s so tough away. If you are stable, not thinking stupid things, winning helps to win more. Our position is good – we have to continue that rhythm.”Sunday’s match saw City come up against Alexis Sanchez, a player they tried to sign at the start of the season, and Guardiola spoke highly of the Chile international and his performance.”Alexis is a top-class player, really competitive,” the Catalan coach said. “All the problems he caused in the first half were our main headache – he’s a really good player.”Fabian Delph picked up a knock towards the end of the match, but Guardiola does not think it is a big problem.”I didn’t ask [about the injury], they [City players] were singing and dancing – I didn’t ask,” he said. “The doctor didn’t come to me so hopefully [he is] OK.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Barcelona coach Valverde admits Dembele dismissal baffled himby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits Ousmane Dembele’s dismissal against Sevilla baffled him.Dembele was sent off late in Barcelona’s win for comments made to the referee just moments after Ronald Araujo was shown a straight red himself.It has been reported that the Frenchman said “very bad, you’re very bad” to the referee, which saw him given his marching orders.”I don’t know what he said,” Valverde said when asked for his opinion in his post-match press conference.”But I don’t think it was too long a sentence.”With the Araujo dismissal on his debut, it didn’t seem like a foul to me.”Then the Dembele one is a mystery.”Looking at the match as a whole, Valverde was understandably delighted to finish with such a comprehensive scoreline.”It was a complicated and important game for us,” he explained.”They’ve had a lot of chances, but this is what it is.”They left spaces and we had more punch, which proved key.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Burnley defender Kevin Long admits lack of action frustratingby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley defender Kevin Long admits his lack of action this season is frustrating.The Republic of Ireland defender’s only appearance for the Clarets this season came in the EFL Cup exit at home to Sunderland in August. “It can be frustrating,” he told the Irish media.“If other lads for Burnley or Ireland are playing well, there’s not much I can do.“I spoke to Mick briefly about it in the past. He wants me playing games, first and foremost, but is aware of the position I’m in at Burnley.“He’s stuck by me and hopefully I can repay him for that.“If I get a chance on Saturday, I’ll be ready to take it with both hands. This match, and the trip to Switzerland on Tuesday, are huge games. They’re the type of you want to be involved in.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Advertisement TORONTO, May 15, 2017 – Alumni of Toronto’s Harris Institute contributed to an unprecedented 10 Juno Awards, the Canadian music industry’s awards for excellence in recorded music.“This may never happen again,” says the college’s founder John Harris. “Our faculty and staff are thrilled that former students are achieving their goals. We set out 28 years ago to make a difference and it is very gratifying to see these results.”Harris Alumni in 2017 Juno Awards: Advertisement Login/Register With: ‘Group of the Year’The Tragically Hip, Bernie Breen manager‘Single of the Year’The Strumbellas, Joanne Setterington manager‘Country Album of the Year’Mike Denney’s MDM Recordings artist Jess Moskaluke‘R&B/Soul Album of the Year’The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’, Henry ‘Cirkut’ Walter co-producer and co-writer‘Pop Album of the Year’Alessia Cara’s ‘Know It All’, Sam and Robert Gerongco co-writers‘Blues Album of the Year’Paul Reddick’s ‘Ride The One’, Chris Stringer engineer‘Rock Album of the Year’The Tragically Hip, Bernie Breen manager‘Adult Alternative Album of the Year’Gord Downie’s ‘Secret Path’, Kevin Drew co-producer, co-writer and guitar; Charles Spearin, bass; Ohad Benchetrit, lap steel and guitar‘Producer of the Year’A Tribe Called Red, Joanne Setterington’s ‘Indoor Recess’, Publicist‘Songwriter of the Year’Gord Downie, Bernie Breen managerAlumni Eric Ratz was nominated for ‘Producer of the Year’ and ‘Recording Engineer of the Year’. The Strumbellas were also nominated for ‘Group of the Year’ and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ was also nominated for ‘Single of the Year’. Sam Weller, Harris Institute’s Studio Manager engineered the ‘Reggae Album of the Year’ nominated ‘Cry Every Day’ by Blessed.For a 5th consecutive year Harris Institute is ranked best private school in the ‘Media Arts Education Report’. Other schools in the top 10 included Ryerson University, OCAD, OIART, Metalworks Institute and Seneca College. The report’s author says, “Harris Institute is the best school of its kind in Canada. Highly Recommended”. Visit www.jimlamarche.ca for the full report.Harris Institute is the only school outside of the US in Billboard Magazine’s “Top 11 Schools” and it was featured in both Mix Magazine’s “Audio Education’s Finest” and Billboard’s “Schools That Rock”.The college has the lowest ‘Student Loan Default Rates’ of any post secondary school in North America. The Arts Management Program (AMP) has achieved seven 0% Default Rates and the Audio Production Program (APP) has achieved five.An unprecedented partnership with the University of the West of Scotland enables Harris graduates to earn degrees on full scholarships and double major graduates (APP + AMP) to direct entry into Master’s Degrees with partial scholarships and accomodation bursaries.One year Diploma Programs taught by 62 active industry leaders start in March, July and November. For more information visit www.harrisinstitute.com Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter
Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Toronto surprised some sports fans by winning the Eastern Conference over the Milwaukee Bucks — but the FiveThirtyEight NBA predictions model had given the Raptors the edge in that series. As of our taping, our model also had the Raptors as favorites to win the NBA Finals over the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. By contrast, most analysts — and the Vegas betting markets — are heavily favoring the Warriors. Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight’s editor in chief, sits down with the Hot Takedown team for the pod’s first edition of Model Talk! Why does our model seem to love the Raptors, and how much are injuries affecting the projections?Another championship taking place this week is the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham. We’ll unpack Tottenham’s statistically improbable path to the final and whether its underdog status might be a good luck charm after all. Then our Rabbit Hole launches into the forgotten world of Starting Lineup figurines.What we’re looking at this week:Obviously, all eyes are on our NBA predictions.In advance of the Champions League final, Simon Gleave of Gracenote walks us through some of the most statistically dramatic twists and turns of the tournament.Nostalgic for those Starting Lineup figurines? Your best answer might be eBay.
Junior forward Peanut Johnson (right) fights for posession of the ball during a game against Ball State Sept. 14 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won, 3-2 in overtime.Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerFour Ohio State field hockey players are set to see their final career home games during Senior Day at Buckeye Varsity Field.Emotions are likely be running high as OSU (6-10, 1-6) faces its rival, No. 14 Michigan (11-6, 5-2) on Sunday with a spot in the Big Ten Tournament on the line.Eight teams make it to the Big Ten Tournament out of the nine conference members. OSU is currently in a three-way tie with Indiana and Rutgers for the last spot in the conference.It would mean the world for OSU to get a win for its seniors and continue on to the Big Ten Tournament, coach Anne Wilkinson said.“It’s not until you’re a senior that you realize how every day is so important,” Wilkinson said. “It’s amazing how many seniors say that to me. The freshmen, sophomores and juniors a lot of the time just go through practice and work hard, but suddenly the seniors are like, ‘This could be my last.’”The matchup with Michigan remains the most important for OSU and its coach. Wilkinson said she learned early in her career at OSU that Michigan was the most important game.She added that the games she remembers most are the victories against Michigan.OSU is poised to play its best against the Wolverines on Sunday, junior back Emma Royce said. Royce added the team is firing on all cylinders and it’s looking forward to coming out strong against its biggest rival.“I think all the younger players are going to want to play for their seniors,” Royce said. “So they’re gonna use that passion to harbor their talents and their skills. And for the seniors, they’re gonna go out knowing this is probably gonna be one of the last games of their career and use that as a way to go for it with nothing to lose.”The 14th-ranked Wolverines are coming off a Sunday non-conference victory against New Hampshire, 3-2, at Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan has defeated three ranked teams on the season and sits one game out of first place in the Big Ten entering the final day of the regular season.It was announced Wednesday that two Michigan seniors had been selected to compete in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Senior Game. Redshirt-senior midfielder Ainsley McCallister is second the Big Ten in assists with a career-high 17. Redshirt-senior back Leslie Smith was the second player selected for the game thanks to her 12 goals on the season, which leads the Michigan team.It will not be easy for OSU, but Wilkinson said the will of her team’s seniors could carry them to the finish line.“You really want to be able to take the pressure off of them on Senior Day and just let them go out and play the game,” Wilkinson said. “You can see it every day in practice, they’re coming out here and giving it everything they have because they don’t want it to end.”OSU and Michigan are set to finish out the regular season at noon Sunday in Columbus.
Ohio State redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis chases Michigan quarterback John O’Korn during the first half of the teams’ game on Nov. 25. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorANN ARBOR, Mich. — All hope for No. 9 Ohio State seemed lost. Down six points to Michigan with 6:07 remaining in the third quarter, quarterback J.T. Barrett fell to the ground, injured, and limped off under his own power. He walked to the locker room, taking with him up the tunnel, it seemed, the Buckeyes’ hopes of extending their five-game win streak against their archrival.Enter redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins, the quarterback some fans wanted Barrett benched for earlier in the season. He took Ohio State’s offense down the field, scrambled for 22 yards, then running back J.K. Dobbins capped the drive off with a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Buckeyes a 21-20 advantage, their first lead of the game.Following a Sean Nuernberger missed field goal that would’ve extended the Ohio State lead to 27-20, quarterback John O’Korn missed his intended receiver and safety Jordan Fuller intercepted the pass. A 35-yard Dobbins run and 25-yard Mike Weber touchdown with 1:44 remaining sealed a 31-20 victory against the Wolverines Saturday afternoon.For the first time all game, a tense head coach Urban Meyer was able to take his hands off his knees and relax, for his team extended its win streak against Michigan to six games and kept his record against Michigan and head coach Jim Harbaugh unblemished.Haskins went 6-for-7 for 94 yards. He also took three rushes for 24 yards. The Buckeyes were 8-for-16 converting third downs, and Haskins moved the chains on 5-of-7 third downs.Before exiting the game, Barrett completed 3-of-8 passes for 30 yards. He hit tight end Marcus Baugh for a 25-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14 in the second quarter. Barrett also rushed 15 times for 67 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Dobbins led the game with 15 rushing yards on 101 carries and Weber had 12 rushes for 57 yards.Ohio State’s hot-and-cold offense picked up 123 yards combined on its fourth and fifth drives. But in its seven other drives with Barrett quarterbacking the offense, the Buckeyes combined for minus-3 yards.Ohio State quarterback helped off the field in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Michigan Saturday. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s offensive inconsistency began early in the game, and it was combined with a defense that allowed two early touchdowns.In the first quarter, the Buckeyes’ hopes of beating Michigan seemed fleeting. The futile offense accumulated minus-6 yards, the least in Meyer’s tenure at Ohio State. The Wolverines piled on 105 yards and a touchdown, before extending the lead to 14-0 on the first play of the second quarter.But the game started to turn when Barrett drove the Buckeyes 75 yards in 11 plays and capped off the march with a 21-yard touchdown scramble on 3rd-and-9. Ohio State forced Michigan to punt, then took just three plays to score a game-tying touchdown when Barrett found tight end Marcus Baugh for a 25-yard pass. The Buckeyes did not have a single drive for more than nine yards with Barrett behind center after their touchdowns, though.Michigan quarterback John O’Korn struggled to hit open receivers, but used play-action passes to confuse Ohio State’s defense at times and went 17-for-32 for 195 yards. He hit tight end Sean McKeon for a 3-yard touchdown pass, his only score of the game.The Wolverines’ offensive success was fueled on the ground, though. Running back Chris Evans led Michigan with 11 carries for 67 yards, including a 24-yard run on his team’s first scoring drive. Running back Karan Higdon added 11 rushes for 55 yards, including a two-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward blocked the extra point attempt, preventing Michigan from taking a seven-point lead with 7:07 remaining in the third quarter. He also had eight tackles and led the game with two pass breakups.Fullback Khalid Hill added 11 yards on five carries and he ran up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown to open up the game’s scoring with 6:02 remaining in the first quarter.Ohio State will head to Indianapolis to take on Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game at 8:17 p.m. Saturday.
Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara wants to leave the club and is keen on a move to Real Madrid this summer, according to Don Balon.The Spain international wants to return to Spain to continue his club career and has set his sights on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.The midfielder has been linked a move away from the Allianz Arena all summer long with Manchester City and Real Madrid reportedly interested in his services.However, with the close of the transfer window in England, any chance of the Premier League champions signing him this summer have disappeared leaving European champions, Madrid as the sole destination should he leave Munich this summer.Thiago reveals that Bayern Munich still use Pep Guardiola’s philosophies Andrew Smyth – April 24, 2019 Thiago Alcantara admits Pep Guardiola’s coaching philosophies are still used at Bayern Munich, despite the Catalan leaving nearly three years ago.He has a good relationship with Julen Lopetegui, who he worked wine during their time together in the Spanish national team and the former Spain head coach wants to sign another midfielder, but President Florentino Perez is hesitant to meet Bayern’s asking price.Thiago moved to Bayern five years ago when former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola who gave his debut at the Camp Nou, decided to sign him for the Bavarians.His potential move to Barcelona rivals Real Madrid wouldn’t go well with the hardcore fans of the Catalan club as the player is a graduate of the famous La Masia academy.
Marcelo has put an end to the rumours linking him with a Real Madrid exit by insisting it never entered his thoughtsThe Brazilian full-back had been strongly linked with a move to Juventus to join former team-mate and good friend Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin.But Marcelo has now announced that leaving Real was something he had never considered.“It’s never entered my mind to leave and look for another option,” Marcelo told Club del Deportista.“I have always done everything possible to stay at Real Madrid and I’ve never thought about playing time.“If I had 15 minutes in every game, I’d give everything in those 15 minutes to play more and win more.”The 30-year-old had a difficult upbringing in his native Brazil and nearly quit playing football at Fluminense before being convinced by his grandfather to continue.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Then in January 2007, Marcelo secured a transfer to Real – something which he admits he found hard to believe at first.“The move all happened very quickly. At first, I thought it was a joke,” Marcelo said.“I always saw Madrid as a huge club. Then all of a sudden I was part of a team with players I had only seen on television or in video games.“It was pretty amazing.”Marcelo has since managed 36 goals and 85 assists in 465 appearances for Real across all competitions.The Brazilian has won four Champions League and La Liga titles along with three Supercopa de España and many other trophies.
$59 at eBay Share your voice 40 Photos See all the best laptops from CES 2019 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Comment Microsoft Microsoft rolled out a new version of Skype to its Insider Preview program this week that expands the maximum number of people on a call from 25 to 50, as well as making audible notifications optional, for all platforms.According to the update note, “When you start a call in these large groups, it will send a notification instead of ringing all the members, to not interrupt those who can’t join. With this update you will also see that the audio and video buttons are now enabled in these larger groups.”If you think 50 people sounds like horribly large number of video-call participants, you probably don’t work for a big corporation. Competitor Zoom, which has rapidly gained on Microsoft for videoconferencing software and services, can already conference 100 people — 500 with an extra-cost add-on. Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It Boost Mobile Share your voice TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Angela Lang/CNET $299 at Amazon $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET Turo $999 The Cheapskate See at Amazon $999 $520 at HP See it Comments Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See It Apple iPhone XS Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags See It Microsoft Skype,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Chris Monroe/CNET Mobile Apps Internet Services Read the AirPods review $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Google Home Hub review JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read the Rylo camera preview Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $155 at Google Express Best Buy $999 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $210 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Rylo 1 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 7 Tags Sprint See at Turo $60 at Best Buy Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners.
Disha Patani InstagramDisha Patani is one such celeb from the industry who has an equal number of haters for each of her fans. Not only do these haters and trolls keep track of all her pictures, videos, movements and updates but, never refrain from giving their two-cents either.Disha, who regularly endorses a lingerie brand on her Instagram, had recently shared some scintillating pictures of her wearing a red-coloured lingerie. While the picture soon went viral, with many complimenting the actress for such a perfect body, there were many who felt that the picture showed a bit ‘too much’.While a few questioned why Tiger Shroff doesn’t say anything to her on such photos, there were a few comments which said she doesn’t need this kind of publicity. Recently on Karan Johar’s show, Koffee with Karan, KJo had questioned Tiger about why they are always spotted together.”I am great friends with her. I love her company and we are keeping it at that. We both have very similar interests. I don’t have very many friends in the industry and she is one of the few people whom I get along with,” Tiger had said.While Tiger may have chosen his words quite carefully, papa Jackie Shroff has certainly spilled the beans on his relationship while talking to Mumbai Mirror. “Tiger found his first friend, who is a girl, at 25. Till then he never looked around. They share the same passions, dance and work-out together. She comes from a family of army officers, so, she understands the value of discipline. Who knows they may get married in future or remain friends for life. For now, they are just friends.”Well, we certainly don’t see anything wrong in this picture of Disha Patani and really hope the duo soon come out in the open and accept their relationship.
Yes Bank, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, is planning to raise about $1 billion through the Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) offer. The lender bank has hired Goldman Sachs to help it raise the amount.A QIP is simply the process, by which a listed company raises funds by selling its shares to institutional investors. During an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Rana Kapoor, the bank’s CEO and managing director said the QIP would result in diluting between 12-13.5 percent stake, Mint reported.”They have hired Goldman as the lead banker for the offer. They will be hiring more (investment) banks, most likely the same set that was there the last time the bank did a QIP,” a source who requested anonymity was quoted as saying by the publication.The Mumbai-headquartered bank managed to raise about $500 million (about Rs. 2,900 crore) through the same route in May 2014. During the time, it had hired HSBC Holdings Plc, Deutsche Bank, Motilal Oswal Securities Limited, JM Financial Ltd and UBS in addition to Goldman Sachs for the fund raising, Press Trust of India reported.This time the bank plans to raise double the amount.The bank is yet to decide on suitable dates for the QIP offering as it is waiting for the Brexit (U.K. referendum) decision to come through.”They are waiting for the Brexit decision to come out as that is a big uncertainty for the financial markets as of now. Launching such a big deal in the midst of such an uncertain environment would not be prudent,” the source cited above told Mint.The Yes Bank stock was trading at Rs. 1,071.45 at around 1:28 p.m. on Tuesday, down 0.31 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Hilsa fish file photoFishermen in coastal districts are preparing to net hilsa as the 22-day government ban on fishing the delicious fish comes to an end on Monday, reports news agency UNB.Earlier, the government imposed a ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transportation of hilsa in different rivers for 22 days from October 12 in 27 districts to boost Hilsa output through protection of the mother fish during its peak breeding season.During a visit to the KB Bazar Ghat in Bagerhat on Saturday, the UNB correspondent saw the fishermen preparing their trawlers and fishing nets to go to the Bay of Bengal to catch hilsa.Trawlers were being towed to rivers from the dockyard. Fishing nets, fuel and daily essentials were being loaded in the trawlers. Thousands of fishermen are waiting to start their journeys to the sea.Locals alleged that fishermen from India enter Bangladesh water territories illegally to catch Hilsa. They demanded government steps so that the Indian fishermen cannot enter Bangladesh territory.Officials at the Fisheries Department, Bangladesh Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, district and upazila administration, police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted drives to prevent Hilsa fishing during the period.Besides, executive magistrates conducted mobile courts and punished a good number of fishermen who violated the ban.Sheikh Idris Sheikh, president of Bagerhat Coastal Fishermen Association, also alleged Indian fishermen enter Bangladesh territory and catch fish during the restricted period.Zia Haider Chowdhury, district fisheries officer, said: “Now we’ve to save Hilsa fry (under 10 inches). The authorities will impose a ban on catching Hilsa fry from November 1 to June 30 in coastal areas.”“If jatka (hilsa fry) can get the chance to get mature, around five and a half lakh tonnes of hisa could be netted next year,” the official added.
This handout photograph taken on September 25, 2013 and released on October 2, 2017 by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) shows US geneticists (L-R) Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young during a lecture at Shaw College of the CUHK in Hong Kong. US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on October 2, 2017 for shedding light on the internal biological clock that governs the wake-sleep cycles of most living things. AFPUS geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the internal biological clock that governs the wake-sleep cycles of most living things.“Their discoveries explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with the Earth’s revolutions,” the Nobel Assembly announced.Life on Earth is adapted to the rotation of our planet. For many years, scientists have known that living organisms, including humans, have an internal clock that help them anticipate and adapt to the rhythm of the day.Hall, 72, Rosbash, 73, and Young, 68, “were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings,” said the Nobel Assembly.Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine members (L-R) Swedish American biologist, Professor Juleen Zierath, Professor of Medical Genetics Anna Wedell (Chair) and Carlos Ibanez, Professor in Molecular Neurobiology talk during a press conference as the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine are pictured on a display (L-R) US trio Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on October 2, 2017. ReutersThe clock influences such biological functions as hormone levels, sleep, body temperature and metabolism.It is what causes jetlag-when our internal clock and external environment move out of sync when we change time zones.Using the fruit fly as a model organism, this year’s laureates isolated a gene that controls the daily biological rhythm.“They showed that this gene encodes a protein that accumulates in the cell during the night and is then degraded during the day,” the Nobel team said.“Subsequently they identified additional protein components of this machinery, exposing the mechanism governing the self-sustaining clockwork inside the cell.”The trio will share the prize sum of nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.1 million or 937,000 euros).Last year, Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan won the prestigious prize for his work on autophagy-a process whereby cells “eat themselves”, which when disrupted can cause Parkinson’s and diabetes.
Photo courtesy of Nueces County Jail29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi.Authorities are accusing a Corpus Christi mother of selling her 7-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters.Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi was arrested Friday. She remained in the Nueces County jail on Wednesday on a charge of sale or purchase of a child. Bond was set at $100,000. Jail records did not list an attorney for her.DPS said that agents were executing a drug search warrant in Corpus Christi when they located a 7-year-old who had allegedly been sold and purchased. Authorities say two girls, ages 2 and 3, were in the process of being sold.The case remains under investigation.A man and woman were arrested as a result of the drug investigation. Share
Population loss and vacancy are the biggest problems facing Harlem Park. (Photo by Tiffany Ginyard)There’s a buzz going around Harlem Park that change is coming.But first, members of the Harlem Park West Community Association (HPW) are working to bring some old things back— like the activism and leadership that helped this neighborhood thrive in its heyday.Harlem Park West Community Association was formed in April 2015, in response to the death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black male who died in police custody, that same month. The board of directors is mostly comprised of people outside of the community, save the organization’s president, Joy Ross, who purchased her home on Fulton Avenue in 2014.“We just get out there and get things done,” Ross told the AFRO. “We want the people here to know that, in spite of the current structure and conditions, we are people that really care.”Historically, Harlem Park was a mixed-income Black community. Today, the median income is $27,000, the unemployment rate is 51.8%, and about 45% of the community is vacant, according to the 2010 Census. What was once a spiritual and cultural epicenter for Blacks living on Baltimore’s West side is now an eyesore. Vacant lots are littered with bulk trash, blocks of abandoned properties draw criminal activity, and desolate playgrounds give an air of hopelessness. This has been the scene in Harlem Park for decades too long.In just eight short months, HPW have made great strides on the home front. The beautification process is well underway– scheduled neighborhood clean up days have brought residents out of their homes and closer together; trees are sprouting from green spaces that were once vacant lots covered in concrete; and solution-oriented conversations are being held at least twice a month at the Harlem Park West Community Association meetings.However, the association’s biggest challenge so far has been boosting morale among the residents–people who, by and large, are scratching to survive and have lost faith in authority figures like the government and the police. They are all too familiar with broken promises– one being the “miracle interstate” project that was supposed to connect I-70 to downtown, now known as “the highway to nowhere,” and most recently the Red Line project, canceled by Gov. Larry Hogan last year. These were projects that would have brought major redevelopment and restoration to Harlem Park and the surrounding communities, but instead the blight continues.“I know it sounds cliché, but the power really rests with the people. It always has and it always will,” board member Ronald Bailey, said. Bailey has been a community organizer for over 20 years and has strong ties to Harlem Park. His role on the HPW board is to organize resources through partnership development. “I know the potential this community has, I grew up here. And I refuse to lay down and play dead.”Ross and her team say they are no longer waiting for things to turn around. The goal this year is to engage residents in what has already been started, and build more momentum from there. Part of the work is empowering and educating the residents on how to make change in their community, one household at a time.“We just do,” Ross said. “We are teaching people to own their responsibility as citizens. We don’t need another piece of legislation or proposal to get out there and do what needs to be done.”One of the strongest partnerships HPW has is with A Step Forward (ASF), a community outreach organization that focuses on getting people off the streets by providing housing and support services for individuals who are homeless, reentering the community following incarceration, recovering from substance abuse or facing other life-altering challenges.“We work closely with the neighborhood association to try to utilize our resources to help assist in any way,” Lela Campbel, ASF’s founder and executive director, told the AFRO. “The clients we serve participate in trash pick up, assist with the door-to-door campaigns, and have a general commitment to this community.”Harlem Park West has also joined hands with BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development), TRF Development Partners, the Sports Mentor’s Association, Roots and Branches Charter School and Kirby Lane Association.“Last year we set out to make positive change in Harlem Park West,” said Ross, “and it’s already happening.”
Based on the life of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and his extended family and friends, this semi-fictional book tries to capture several vignettes of Bengali society and its culture of that era. By doing so, it also gives us an insight into the larger canvas that was India.Jorasanko, a neighbourhood north of Kolkata, has been linked to Tagore’s name forever. The book tells, with great aplomb, the story of Digambari, Prince Dwarkanath’s wife, who banished her illustrious husband from her household because he went against the dharma of his Vaishnav ancestors by hosting receptions where meat and liquor were served. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis uncompromising act of Rabindranath’s grandmother showed the existence of women of substance in a household that can be termed as Bengal’s first family. One is tempted to raise at least half a toast to this act of early rebellion, even though it was against the freewheeling lifestyle of a man who also hobnobbed extensively with Europeans. As painted by the author Aruna Chakravarti, the novel is largely set between the years 1859 and 1902 when a feudal mindset was slowly, reluctantly giving way to a liberal, westernised one. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt the hub of the transition was Jnanadanandini, the dynamo wife of Maharshi Debendranath’s second son Satyendranath Tagore. Jnanadanandini has been dignified with the title of the “first modern woman” of Bengal when modernism was still in its infancy. She was perhaps one of the strongest influences on Rabindranath, who would eventually go on to change the face of Bengali literature forever.Providing a deeper insight into Tagore’s life, the author shows how Rabindranath flourished under the influence of Jnanadanandini, though it was his other sister-in-law, Kadambari, who discovered his potential as a poet and helped him to free the muses trapped within. Chakravarti, an academic, creative writer and translator, took the milieu in which the poet-philosopher lived, anchoring her vivid imagination to what would have been, rather than what really was.The book explores Rabindranath Tagore’s engagement with the freedom movement and his vision for holistic education, bringing alive his latter-day inspirations, Ranu Adhikari and Victoria Ocampo, mapping the histories of Tagore’s women, even as it goes on to describe the twilight years of one of the greatest luminaries of modern times.Rabindranath’s wife Mrinalini was unfortunate in the way she has been viewed by his contemporaries and succeeding generations of his readers as an “unworthy spouse” of one of the greatest men of the land.But in the author’s eyes she was not an unworthy spouse if one takes into consideration the restrictions under which women of the time were placed. Which should mean that the women who rose above their calling in the household did it despite those extreme odds. The book also delves deeply into the disquiet in the poet’s heart, his sadness and melancholy. How unhappy he was when he found that his ailing daughter was not getting adequate care from her in-laws.Amidst the many unhappiness, the bard was also busy building his dream project at Santiniketan – Visva-Bharati – which would become one of the finest universities of the land. The book is a sequel to the author’s ‘Jorasanko’, published in 2013. Both are part-fictional accounts of life and times of Tagore and the many women who influenced him in the ancestral mansion.The background themes of this rich palette include the Bengal Renaissance, the socio-political scene of India, the British colonial rule and the proposal by Lord Curzon to divide the poet’s beloved land into two.The fiction merges so well with the colours of history that you cannot help but let your senses ride along, in a journey which is both rich and satisfying. Read the book in one sitting if you can – the age comes alive and grabs you for a lasting impact.
Register Now » Goodhatch, a Los Angeles-based design-driven incubator that develops new products, brands and businesses, was struggling to manage its supply chain. The six-person staff was overseeing the development of roughly 25 products made in overseas factories for retail clients such as Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy, which included keeping track of and communicating notes and design changes from all parties.”Our overarching philosophy is to deliver the best to the most for the least,” says Goodhatch co-founder Matthew Paprocki. “But the problem was keeping track of it all. It’s a lot of work for not a lot of people.”Matthew Paprocki, co-founder of GoodhatchPhotos courtesy of GoodhatchThe Fix”We’d started using a desktop app called Skitch as a way to easily mark up PC screenshots,” Paprocki says.His firm found Skitch (owned by the Redwood City, Calif.-based company behind popular organizing app Evernote) useful as a way to track the evolution of product details in images. The app allowed them to make annotations and quick sketches directly on product images so that everyone could see and easily understand proposed changes, without having to open a sophisticated–and slow–editing tool such as Photoshop or Illustrator.But the real improvements came when Goodhatch started using Skitch’s no-cost mobile app. Suddenly, Paprocki had a frictionless system that let his team track notes and changes to products on their smartphones in real time.The ResultsPaprocki says the Skitch mobile app shaves roughly 70 percent off the time Goodhatch previously needed to create and share annotated images and notes using Photoshop. And sending and receiving those visual files reduces the time it takes to interpret text-based feedback–and makes it easier to understand. More important, he adds, “there has also been a clear net gain in the fidelity of the communications about a product. What I mean is, what is the cost of somebody misunderstanding a change? That could be massive.”A Second OpinionFree tools like Skitch can be fun and easy to use, but getting numerous people on board may be difficult, says Marco Perry, principal at Pensa, a Brooklyn-based product design and invention firm whose clients include Panasonic and PepsiCo.”The challenge of getting a large team behind one idea is that teams are made of members from different generations,” Perry says. “Skitch, in itself, is very nice and seamless and works for Goodhatch’s small staff. But every time I try to get a larger team to adopt an app like it as a collaboration platform, it often doesn’t pan out if the whole team doesn’t buy in.” Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3 min read July 6, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story appears in the July 2014 issue of . Subscribe »