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Manchester United progress to today’s Champions League draw

first_imgManchester United will be in pot 2, after Wayne Rooney’s first European hat-trick since his debut 11-years ago helped them to a 4-0 win away to FC Brugge, for a 7-1 aggregate score.United could be drawn to face Barcelona or Bayern Munich.Arsenal and Manchester City are also in pot 2, along with Real Madrid who could provide tough opposition for top seeds Chelsea.last_img

Junior dos Santos on urgency to stay active, why nobody wants to see Cormier-Lesnar fight

first_imgJunior dos Santos knows he’s more towards the end of his career than the beginning of it. The 35-year-old wants to fight as much as possible before he rides off into the sunset with his wife, son and soon-to-be daughter, who will be born in May.That being said, his last few outings have been solid. Since returning in July from serving a six-month suspension for small traces of the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, dos Santos has pulled off back-to-back wins over Blagoy Ivanov and Tai Tuivasa. Now, the hard-hitter from Brazil returns for the third time in eight months when he takes on fellow slugger, Derrick Lewis, in the main event at UFC Wichita on Saturday night. “The big difference was that Daniel Cormier has great wrestling skills, which allowed him to have control of the fight,” dos Santos explained. “And that’s what he did to Derrick Lewis. The ground game of Derrick Lewis isn’t that good. I can exploit that in our fight. You know me: I’m a knockout guy. I’m always looking for the knockout. And it’s not going to be different this time because it doesn’t matter who it is, I’m going to knock you out.” With the way dos Santos and Lewis fight inside the Octagon, it seems like whoever hits the other with the first heavy shot is going to be the one who is going to win the fight. You won’t get a disagreement from “Cigano” on the presumption, as he feels it will be he, not Lewis, on who will be the first to connect.”It’s the heavyweight division,” dos Santos said. “Whoever connects on that first shot is going to win the fight. People can expect a very good fight. They can expect speed, a lot of punches and a lot of power on those punches. I believe this fight won’t go more than two rounds. I’m going to finish him in the second round.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearA win over the most recent heavyweight title challenger should put dos Santos in prime position to earn an opportunity to face Daniel Cormier to become the first ever three-time UFC heavyweight titleholder. The division, though, is currently in flux. Cormier hasn’t fought since his November fight with Lewis and is currently healing from a hand injury. Expectations are that when Cormier returns that he will battle former champion and current WWE Superstar, Brock Lesnar, sometime this year. In an interview with Sporting News in December, dos Santos gave harsh criticism toward the rumored matchup. And the sentiment hasn’t changed, as dos Santos doubled down on his view.”I’m ready to fight for the title,” dos Santos tells Sporting News. “The only thing now is to see what the UFC wants. I know Daniel Cormier wants to fight Brock Lesnar, but nobody wants to see that fight. He’s the only one that wants that fight. Who else wants to see it? Brock Lesnar is a very big guy. Everybody says it would be an impressive fight. But it’s not fair for the sport. It’s not fair for the division.”Instead, dos Santos (20-5) has a better idea in mind for who Cormier should face in his next fight. Just don’t expect him to be waiting around on “DC.””I actually want to face Daniel Cormier,” dos Santos says. “He would be a fresh guy for me to fight. He’s done some really good things. It would be good for me to face him. The most important thing for me right now is to keep fighting. If I have to wait six months or one year to get a fight with Daniel Cormier, I don’t want that. I want to fight right now. Right now, I’m going to fight Derrick Lewis and then take off to see my daughter born. Then, I immediately want to fight again and get in a minimum two more fights this year.”Lewis got dominated from the opening bell by Cormier and lost via second-round submission at UFC 230. While viewing the fight, dos Santos saw a glaring hole that was too much for Lewis to overcome. Even though he knows it could be his best path to victory, dos Santos isn’t going to stray to what got him to be one of the elite heavyweights in the world.last_img read more

Early Voting Begins Today in Palm Beach County

first_imgEarly voting begins today in Palm Beach County for the upcoming Primary Election on August 18th.According to Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link, “We have more Early Voting locations than ever before and longer hours to better serve our community.”Early Voting will occur between Monday, August 3 – Sunday, August 16. There are 18 locations across the county and polls are open from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. To find the closest and most convenient location for you click here. To ensure safety during voting, election officials have implemented a COVID-19 voter safety guide at all our polling locations.You can read more about the safety procedures we put in place to keep you safe while voting here. When you go vote, please bring your photo ID. Remember, you can vote at any Early Voting location in the county. If you have a Vote-by-Mail ballot, you can drop it off at any Early Voting location also.last_img read more

Michael Boyd takes the Christmas Hamper at Letterkenny GC

first_imgWith the best spell of warm, dry weather remembered by golfers for many a year, it was Michael Boyd [16] who took full advantage of the drier fairways and slick greens to take home the weekend ‘bonus’ prize, the Christmas Hamper.Despite a triple bogey at Glebe [2nd] and a double bogey at 6th [Hacketts Best], Michael’s birdie at 4th had him take the turn with 19pts and a second birdie in the middle of Barnhill’s “Amen Corner”, the par four 14th [Stackyard], helped him record an inward 21pts and a winning 40pts overall. In runner-up spot over the two day competition was the double “Boss” watch winner of 2014 Paddy O’Gorman [22], whose birdie at Greenhill [8th] accounted for four of his 39pts.Best Saturday score of the day was returned by Eunan McGarrigle [8] with 37pts, his birdie at par five 7th quickly eliminated by a treble bogey at par three 8th no doubt destroying his chances for this year while Sunday’s winner was Ulster Cup team standard bearer Henry McCahey [11] again on 37pts. Henry also birdied The Isle [7th] for an outward nine of 20pts but that double bogey at Settlement [11th] was no doubt his ‘achilles heel’ Weather permitting, club Open competitions will be played on Monday 26th, [St. Stephens Day], Wednesday 28th and Sunday 1st January [New Year’s Day]. Online booking now available. There will be no competitions on Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th or Saturday 31st. December.A new date will be set for the Men’s Club AGM and there will be a time limit then for motions, nominations, AOB, concerns etc.Club Captain, Lady Captain, President and vice-captains would like to take this opportunity in wishing all of our golfing members, visitors, house members and associate members a very Happy & Joyous Christmas and a very rewarding golfing New Year.Michael Boyd takes the Christmas Hamper at Letterkenny GC was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Photos: Ex-Cal coach now with Cleveland Cavaliers sells Oakland mansion

first_imgFormer UC Berkeley women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Gottlieb, who now works as an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has sold her Glenview home in Oakland for $1.9 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.Gottlieb made history this year as the first women’s collegiate head coach hired by an NBA team.She’s sold her 4,210-square-foot, six-bedroom, four-bath Mediterranean style home with in-law unit. It features two outdoor decks, a roomy backyard and many other …last_img

Showy and subversive: Holy Afro!

first_img MediaClubSouthAfrica 30 June 2010 Acclaimed theatre-maker and director Brett Bailey has no interest in sport, he tells me, and while the 2010 Fifa World Cup is under way in South Africa he’ll be taking a break in the Himalayas. “My first holiday in many years.” Nonetheless, it is no coincidence that the Market Theatre in Johannesburg is hosting his latest show, House of the Holy Afro, from 11 June to 11 July, from kick-off to the final whistle of the tournament. The Market, like most arts institutions across the country, wants to use the World Cup to showcase South Africa and Africa’s artistic talent to the thousands of overseas visitors – and attract local audiences looking for something more than footie. Free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. But Bailey warns against the production of “commercial fodder” to meet the appetite for host country arts and culture – as, he feels, happened in Germany in 2006. Certainly, his own contribution differs markedly from the productions other theatres are showing during the World Cup. But that is no surprise: Bailey’s work tends to go against the grain.Blood Diamonds At last year’s National Arts Festival in the Eastern Cape university town of Grahamstown, his provocative site-specific performance/installation piece Blood Diamonds shocked many with its explicit critique of affluent white South Africans literally or metaphorically descended from the 1820 British settlers. Bailey used to live in Grahamstown, but never liked it: “It’s dead quiet without the students, and during university terms it always seemed to me to be populated by privileged white kids from the Natal Midlands.” This discomfort lead him to research the Eastern Cape’s frontier history, during which Britain established dominance over Xhosa, Griqua and Boer alike. In Bailey’s view, the ongoing racial and economic divisions visible in cities like Grahamstown can be traced directly to the “colonising buffer” the settlers were imported from Britain to create. “Somehow, in the popular consciousness of white South Africa,” he wrote in the Blood Diamonds director’s note, “the 1820 settlers have managed to retain a butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-the-mouth innocence. As if they were any less rapacious, opportunistic, violent and bigoted than other ‘civilizers’ … In Grahamstown the faces of black poverty and white wealth gaze at each other from opposing banks of a stinking stream as they have done for close on 200 years. The city starkly illustrates an elemental fracture in the South African soul.” Much of Bailey’s work examines this fracture. In Ipi Zombi, iMumbo Jumbo and The Prophet – published collectively in 2003 as The Plays of Miracle and Wonder – he challenged “the Valium called political correctness” and “Western bigotry which denies other world-views” by affirming pointedly irrational aspects of African culture, including witchcraft, ghosts and prophecies.Challenging ‘Afro-Disney’ Yet he also undermines attempts to essentialise Africa. The House of the Holy Afro is billed as “Afro-kitsch”, conflating spiritual melodies from both gospel songs and shamanistic ceremonies with driving housebeats and the over-the-top club poetry of cross-dressing performer Odidi Mfenyana. While the show may seem to represent South Africa and Africa in front of a global audience – it has already toured widely in Europe – it is a complex, perhaps even subversive, representation. Bailey strongly resists the images of “foot-stomping, happy natives” that various internationally successful South African musicals have sold to audiences, images that don’t disturb people or push their buttons, but instead reinscribe the “folkloric picture of South Africa that we export to the globe”. This is what Bailey calls “Afro-Disney”, a safe, sanitised Africa that has its negative twin in the association of Africa with war and poverty. He feels that they are two sides of the same coin, the result of mediated perceptions of Africa – and the cause, in turn, of “hyper-politically correct” responses to some of his work, such as Big Dada, which explored the rise and fall of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Bailey does not wish to glorify Africa, but to be self-critical. At the same time, he does not see his job as an artist as trying to solve problems. Rather, he aims to “make people aware of the sub-strata” and to “scratch beneath the surface, to find out what has been hidden”. This extends to work he produces primarily for European audiences, such as his recent Exhibit A, an indictment of German colonialism in Namibia when that country was called South West Africa. Despite this desire to get Europeans to admit culpability in Africa, Bailey has identified the archetypal power of ancient European mythology – his Orfeus and Medeia, for example, made use of Greek myths as “clean, simple stories that have been in the human repertoire for so long that they have universal applicability”. The rhythm, dancing, melody and spectacle of House of the Holy Afro no doubt also have global appeal. Theatre critic and scholar Daniel Larlham says Bailey’s work seems to be “split into two distinct currents: the dark theatrical strain and a strain of flashy entertainment”. House of the Holy Afro fits into the latter category – Bailey himself describes it as a party: “This show celebrates the jol.” During the World Cup, Johannesburg locals and international visitors alike will be in festive mood and inclined to appreciate the nightclub atmosphere that is House of the Holy Afro. But audiences should bear in mind that dark theatrical strain if they really want to appreciate the artistry of Brett Bailey. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

U.S policy with Cuba important for trade

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In response to the Trump Administration announcement on the U.S. not lifting sanctions with Cuba, the National Corn Growers Association wants to emphasize the potential importance of Cuba as a trading partner.Cuba should be an easy market for U.S. corn farmers. Instead, that market has gone to our competitors — costing us an estimated $125 million in lost opportunity each year. If trade with Cuba were normalized, it would represent our 11th largest market for corn. Instead, we have just 11% market share in a country only 90 miles from our border. At a time when the farm economy is struggling, we ask our leaders in Washington not to close doors on market opportunities for American agriculture.last_img

Television Networks to Increase Ads For Online Video

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting chris cameron A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… On the heels of a report which found that online ad revenues will likely surpass those of print ads in the next year, television networks are poised to increase the number of ads run during episodes of shows viewed online. Will Richmond of VideoNuze reports that ABC intends to double the amount of advertisements displayed when viewers watch episodes of ABC shows on the network’s website after implementing a similar policy for its iPad app.According to Richmond, who was briefed by ABC executive Albert Cheng, the network’s iPad app has been downloaded over 800,000 times and has served 4.2 million episodes of video in just over two months since its April 3rd launch. Yesterday, says Richmond, ABC launched a new ad initiative on the app that would double the amount of ads seen during programs in some cases – an adjustment that will soon be seen on ABC.com as well. Typically, online episodes contain between 2 and 3 minutes of advertisements while traditional television broadcasts contain roughly 20 minutes for each hour. While the difference in time for ads between TV and online is significant, online ads have been found to be more effective despite being run less frequently. Therefore, it only makes sense that broadcast networks want to increase their online ads.ABC isn’t the only network making shifts in online ads for viewing television episodes. Just recently, Cartoon Network announced it would also be increasing ad numbers for online video, and other networks are pulling away from stream aggregators like Hulu to have better control over the ads and revenue. When Hulu and Comedy Central could not agree on revenue splits, the cable channel chose to remove two of the most popular Internet generation television shows – The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Instead, Comedy Central is only allowing viewers to watch these shows on the network’s homepage. Could other networks follow in their footsteps in hopes of gaining more control over advertisements?Currently, ABC still allows viewers to watch shows both at its homepage and on Hulu, but if it sees decent returns from doubling its ads, it may not hesitate to remove its content from the aggregator. While “Hulu” is becoming a household word for “online video” in the same way “TiVo” and “Kleenex” have evolved to mean “record” and “tissue,” other devices and services are still vying for competition. With set top boxes like the Roku and free services like Boxee, there are plenty of options for networks to syndicate their content and control their advertising. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#advertising#Video Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Jammu police urge citizens to be vigilant for August 15

first_imgThe Jammu police have sought the cooperation of citizens and the civil society to ensure that Independence Day is celebrated safely, and urged them to report all suspicious people or objects.They have been advised not to carry arms and ammunition, sharp-edged weapons, handbags, polythene bags, transistors, fire extinguishers, stopwatch, any kind of powder, cigarettes, inflammable material such as match boxes and lighters, cameras and other objectionable items, an advisory issued by the Senior Superintendent of Police (Security), Jammu, said.The people have been advised to cooperate and not hesitate to disclose their identity if requested by security personnel.The district administrations have been reviewing the security situation since the Central government withdrew Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split it into two Union Territories on August 5.Heavy security arrangements were put in placeincluding suspension of Internet and telecommunication lines immediately after the government’s move.However, these restrictions are being gradually lifted after reviews by senior officials.The government has asserted the removal of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave Jammu and Kashmir special powers, was necessary to put an end to terrorism and development of the region.Residents, however, have expressed angst over the difficulties they are facing due to the restrictions. The situation has largely remained peaceful in the past week.last_img read more

‘Mini Jalalon’ continues to impress for the Chiefs in crucial stretch

first_imgLATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Onwubere bids EAC goodbye on a winning note But no matter how superstitious he is, Dela Cruz, of course, washes his clothes first.It looked like Dela Cruz’ lucked rubbed off the Chiefs as they strung four straight wins in their late Final Four run to go up to an even 9-9 slate with the pint-sized playmaker leading the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDela Cruz has stepped up to the plate for Arellano, filling the shoes left by Kent Salado in the last two games, with the lead guard out for the season due to a slight MCL tear on his right knee.Interestingly, dela Cruz is wearing jersey number 16, the same number Salado wore until he changed to 3 this year. But he argued that it’s just pure coincidence, explaining that he devoted his number to his parents’ anniversary. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSuperstitions have always been a huge part of Levi dela Cruz’ game that he continues to wear the same uniform he played well in for his next games.“Whatever I wore when I felt lucky, I won’t stop wearing it. Whatever I used when I was named the best player or whenever I play well, I would continue using it,” said dela Cruz, pointing to his gray jersey after pouring 20 points, five assists, three rebounds, and two steals in Arellano’s 81-64 win over Mapua on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ View comments Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax PLAY LIST 01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Nextcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Coach Jerry Codiñera, however, says that dela Cruz isn’t so much of a Salado, but more of a Jio Jalalon, going as far as giving him a moniker of his own.“He’s like a mini version of Jalalon. The Mini Bus Driver, or the Coaster Driver,” the PBA great said, triggering smiles from the press.Turning serious, Codiñera sees big things ahead for his 22-year-old guard.“For a rookie, he’s outstanding. I think he’s our third best player and I hope he’ll continue. He has a bright future, but he has to mature, his shot selection has to keep improving, and we continue on improving. He has to shoot well, defend well, and he has to direct and lead the team,” he said.Humbled with the comparison, dela Cruz knows that he’s still far from the level of the former Arellano playmaker.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “It’s still far. I’m challenged whenever coach Jerry gives me advice, especially when I commit mistakes. I always listen to him and I try my best to achieve what we’re trying to reach, to correct my miscues so that next game, I can correct those. It’s still a learning process for me and I know that I still have a lot to learn,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more