Messi may play in Club World Cup final

first_imgYOKOHAMA, Japan (AP):Lionel Messi could still play for Barcelona in tomorrow’s Club World Cup final.The Argentina forward missed yesterday’s training, and was absent from the 3-0 semi-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande, sick with renal colic, a type of abdominal pain commonly attributed to kidney stones.”All the situations are open. What the manager (Luis Enrique) said is that we have to evaluate, hour after hour, how he is feeling,” Barcelona media officer Chemi Teres said. “I don’t know if it is renal colic or kidney stones, or something else in this area.”Neymar’s prospects of playing in the final against Argentine club River Plate appear to be improving.The Brazil striker sat out Barcelona’s training on Monday and Tuesday before doing some workouts at the start of Wednesday’s session.Neymar came on as a substitute in the semi-final match, but stepped up his training routine yesterday, running the perimeter of the field with a coach. He then did some dribbling drills and sprinting with the ball, isolated from the other players.Dani Alves missed yesterday’s practice with a bruised foot, but is expected to be fit for tomorrow’s match.Barcelona are bidding to win the tournament for a record third time after titles in 2009 and 2011.last_img read more

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Ivan Lumanyika returns as Silver Backs team for World Cup Qualifiers is summoned

first_imgNCS’s Tavin Katende (second left) flagging the team off at the UOC head quarter on Tuesday morning (Photo by Shaban Lubega) The team of locally based players that will represent Uganda in Nigeria (Photo by Shaban Lubega)FIBA World Cup qualifiers 2019June 30th-02nd July, 2018Lagos, Nigeria:Group D.1. Nigeria2. Uganda3. Mali4. RwandaWith just over two weeks to the second round of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers second leg in Nigeria, a team of 12 players has been summoned on Tuesday at the Uganda Olympic Committee offices.The team summoned includes seven home based players and five others from around the world.City Oilers trio of, team captain Stephen Omony, Jimmy Enabu and James Okello have all made the team along with JKL Dolphines centre, Ivan Lumanyika who returns after missing the entire 2017 campaign.Power captain, Joseph Ikong and Kampala International Universty guard, Syrus Kiviri have also been included in the squad.The team sees three debutants in Jordin Mayes, John Dengeu and Frence based Emmanuel Mugenga who plays in the French league Pro B.The stand-out name missing on the list is Stanley Ociti who is out injured.The China based player is currently under-going treatment and it remains to be known, when he will return to action.The team will have a training camp in Istanbul for two weeks where they will play three friendly games against Iran, Bahrain and Cameroon.Speaking at the event this morning, FUBA Vice-President Marketing, Grace Kwezira expressed his delight to see Uganda competing at several events.“As a federation, we are happy that out national team is giving themselves a chance to be at the biggest stage of world Basketball and a are confident they will do a good job.“Out lady’s team is at the FIBA 3*3 World Cup and we are happy that a also have our men’s team muscling with Africa’s best Basketballing Nations.“We are happy with the progress of the game and we will be working to get better.“The players selected deserve their places in the team and the coaches are confident that they will do a good job while in Nigeria.Kwezira also asured that the one Billion budget for the team has all been catered for by the government.“I am pleased to announce that our entire budget of One Billion shillings has been taken care of by government.At the same event, the team was flagged of by National Council’s Tevin Katende, who asked them to make the nation proud. “I flag you off to go and represent the country the best way you can, said Katende.“I also ask that you fly our Flag so high.Uganda finished second in the group after the first three games of the initial round in Mali having won one and most two.The Silver Backs lost to Nigeria on the opening day, then to hosts Mali before triumphing against Rwanda on the last day to deal second spot by virtual of points difference.The list of summoned.1. Syrus Kiviri2. Joseph Ikong3. Stephen Omony4. Robinson Opong5. Jimmy Enabu6. Ivan Lumanyika7. James Okello8. Samuel Kalwanyi9. John Geu Dengeu10. Jordin Dean Mayes11. Emmanuel Mugenga Trinquier12. Stanley Mugerwa.Coaches:1. Galanopoolos George2. Mandy Juruni3. Abdulkadir Omar BarajabComments center_img Tags: FubaIvan LumanyikaSilver Backslast_img read more

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MEP Matt Carthy visiting Donegal to address rural neglect and Brexit

first_imgMidlands Northwest MEP Matt Carthy will be in Donegal today (Friday) to visit local businesses and groups before speaking at the Donegal Sinn Féin’s AGM.Brexit and regional issues will be top of the agenda at the political gathering this Friday evening the 1st of March at 7.30pm in Dillion’s Hotel, Letterkenny.Mr Carthy will begin his trip in Inishowen, visiting representatives of Donegal’s tourism and enterprise sector including Brian McDermot of the Foyle Hotel, Brendan Fallon, developer of enterprise units in Carndonagh. Whilst in Carndonagh, Carthy will also visit the award-winning social enterprise Spraoi agus Spórt. Ahead of his Donegal visit Carthy was critical of the Dublin-centric nature of current government policies. He said: “We need to see tangible investments in rural communities, particularly those in border regions where the effect of Brexit will be felt most.”Mr Carthy has been a vocal supporter of Irish Fishing rights in the EU parliament. He will also meet with members of the Foyle Fisherman’s Co-Op today on the potential of the local fishing industry, threats from Brexit, and the need for the completion of the Greencastle Harbour breakwater and the further development of the Harbour.Carthy will also speak with members of ‘Community For A Clean Estuary’ about the renewed attempts by Irish Water to build a sewerage treatment plant with outflows at Carnagarve Beach.MEP Matt Carthy visiting Donegal to address rural neglect and Brexit was last modified: March 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:Carnagarve Beachmatt carthy MEPSinn Feinlast_img read more

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Turner, Conde named all-CCAA

first_imgHumboldt State sophomore Tyla Turner has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Year and a First Team All-CCAA selection.Her teammate, junior Isa Conde, earned second-team honors, while HSU men’s standout Davasyia Hagger earned an all-conference honorable mention.Turner has been outstanding for the Jacks all season, twice earning conference player of the week.The sophomore from San Bernardino joined her twin sister Tyra for the 2017-18 …last_img

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Editorial

first_imgRodney Stark (Baylor University) has written an article very critical of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley and the other early promoters of evolution, and their modern counterparts, in American Enterprise Online.  Stark claims that Darwin never proved his central thesis, the origin of species, and was well aware of the problems in his thesis even while he promoted it.  It succeeded in spite of the problems because of propaganda tactics used by the early Darwinians.  They used evolutionary theory to bolster their atheism by promoting the science vs. religion stereotype.  The Huxley vs. Wilberforce debate in which Darwin’s bulldog Thomas Huxley supposedly trounced Wilberforce is also shown to be a myth.  Yet it has served as a warmed-over symbol of scientific progress over obscurantism for over a hundred years, even though Wilberforce’s trenchant criticisms of Darwin’s theory had Darwin himself backpedaling on some of his views.     At the end of Stark’s editorial, there is a short interview with Freeman Dyson, who makes startling comments about the fine-tuning of the universe being almost miraculous.  He reinforces his well-known quote, “as we look out into the universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked together to our benefit, it almost seems as if the universe must in some sense have known that we were coming.”  He denies that this was just a “playful suggestion,” and agrees it expresses religious sentiments. Well worth reading; take a moment to check this one out.  It unmasks the smear tactics of the Darwin Party, their attempts to silence the opposition, and the fear of insiders to cross them.  Stark quotes Everett Olson who admits that there is a generally silent group of biologists who tend to disagree with much of the current thought about evolution, but who remain silent for fear of censure.  If so, how long can that silence be enforced?  If the occasion arose for them to feel free to speak their minds, would Darwinism be poised for a monumental collapse?     Dyson’s comments almost sound like something written by Jay Richards or Guillermo Gonzalez.  This is all the more surprising since Freeman Dyson has no pedigree within the intelligent design movement, to say nothing of creationism or Biblical theology.  His visionary fancies about extraterrestrial life have often been more bizarre than anything coming from the SETI institute, but as a physicist, he cannot deny what he knows about natural laws.  Having enough eminence and age not to fear censure, he tends to speak his mind.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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What iPhone Retailers Have Been Telling Shoppers [Infographic]

first_imgWith a new iPhone on the way, most likely by the end of the month, do you ever wonder what’s going through the minds of folks who are shopping for iPhones right now? And what happens at the store if they ask about the new model? It turns out that not all retail representatives have been giving shoppers a clear picture of what everyone seems to know is right around the corner. Retail intelligence company GoSpotCheck did a survey of 182 retail locations over three days in 27 states to answer the question of “What happens when you go to buy a new iPhone less than a month before the rumored new release?”Amazingly for a comission-driven retail industry, more than half of surveyed retail agents (52%) advised shoppers to wait until the iPhone is released. Most of the rest (38%) acknowledged that a new iPhone might be coming, but advised shoppers to buy now anyway. Only 10% said they didn’t know a new iPhone was likely on the way. (Not sure what rock they’d been hiding under – or if they were just feigning ignorance to close the sale.)Of course, those responses were not evenly distributed across various retailing chains. Troubled electonics giant Best Buy was the most likely to tell shoppers to buy now, while AT&T stores were most likely to tell shoppers to wait. Workers at Apple stores, obviously very well coached, had little to say either way. Bottom line: Don’t count on your phone retailer to keep you up to date on the big thing coming along. fredric paul The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#iPhone#mobile Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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Ohio State womens ice hockey sweeps opening series against New Hampshire

OSU freshman goaltender Kassidy Sauve (32) watches as sophomore defenseman Alexa Ranahan (21) pushes the puck up the ice in a game against New Hampshire Oct. 4. at the Ohio State Ice Rink. OSU won 4-3.Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s hockey team knew it needed a good start to the season, but getting a good scare wasn’t in the original plans.Following a 1-0 win against New Hampshire on Friday, the Buckeyes completed their home series sweep against the Wildcats with a 4-3 late-game victory Saturday.OSU sophomore forward Claudia Kepler’s goal with 32 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game saved the Buckeyes (2-0-0) from a collapse that saw their early 3-0 lead erased.“We’re really a cohesive unit that’s working well together right now and you can feel the energy in the locker room and while we’re on the bench,” senior forward Kayla Sullivan said. “We’re comfortable working with each other already.”Fresh off a shutout victory on Friday night, OSU jumped out to a quick start on Saturday but was unable to hold its advantage.First period goals by senior forward Danielle Gagne, Sullivan and sophomore defenseman Alexa Ranahan were answered in the second and third periods when the Wildcats recorded three-consecutive tallies.“I think that we started gambling a little bit and getting away from playing some fundamentally-sound hockey,” OSU coach Nate Handrahan said. “That can’t happen as we go forward.”Kepler’s goal in the waning seconds of Saturday’s game marked her second game-winning goal in as many days.Friday’s game wasn’t nearly as hectic, but still challenged the Buckeyes. Once Kepler’s second-period goal gave OSU a 1-0 lead, the team was forced to defend its advantage the rest of the game.The Buckeye defense faced its biggest test when Gagne took an interference penalty with 3:07 remaining in regulation. OSU’s penalty kill was perfect in the game, as it was on Saturday as well.As a whole, OSU’s special teams success was limited to the penalty kill. The Buckeyes went zero-for-seven on the power play during the series and struggled to find structure with the man advantage.The power play is a work in progress, Handrahan said.OSU allowed a shorthanded goal on Saturday, an occurrence that happened six times last season.In net, the Buckeyes were backstopped  by freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve who picked up a shutout in her first collegiate start. Sauve combined to make 46 saves on 49 shots on the weekend.“Knowing that we have her behind us it gives us the confidence to play more aggressive and maybe a little riskier,” redshirt-sophomore defenseman Bryanna Neuwald said. “It’s comforting.”Next to Sauve, freshman forward Julianna Iafallo was the Buckeyes’ most notable rookie. Iafallo was a top-six forward and had four shots during the series.“I think our freshmen in general are a little bit tentative,” Handrahan said “They’re dipping their toe in the water when I need them to do a cannon ball and get in the pool.”Five freshmen made their Buckeye debuts against New Hampshire.OSU is now undefeated in its last five season openers.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play at Wisconsin on Friday at 8:07 p.m. and Sunday at 2:07 p.m. read more

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Atalanta ruins Giampiero Venturas debut

first_imgFormer Italian boss Giampiero Ventura witnessed the mauling of his Chievo Verona side in what was his competitive debut.Gian Piero Gasperini later apologised to his counterpart for ruining his day, insisting Atalanta “needed this win too much.”The Orobici ran away 5-1 winners at the Bentegodi thanks to a hat-trick from Josip Ilicic.“We were coming off a shocking period of results and needed this win too much. I would’ve been happy to win even with a smaller margin,” Gasp told Football Italia.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“Clearly, after Chievo went down to 10 men, we pushed a bit more just to be on the safe side, but then they lost confidence and enthusiasm.“Hopefully this can be a turning point for us. Ilicic brought quality, as did Papu Gomez, while their movements and combinations create space for the midfielders to push up too.“These three points are a confidence booster for us.”last_img read more

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A Second Opinion

first_imgUPDATE: The Magazine Medic Responds To Slon Don’t you just love when physicians joust? It hardly ever happens, not in public at least, so I was delighted to hear from Steve Slon, who is setting out to resuscitate the venerable, albeit worn, Saturday Evening Post.First, let me say that “Doc” Slon has as good a chance as anyone of succeeding in this worthy undertaking. He comes armed with the right pedigree and, obviously, a tremendous will. All most admirable.  However: Wish it weren’t so, but rarely can a skillful editor alone produce rosy cheeks where a palor has already set in; it requires as well a large quantity of plasma (aka cash). How else to hire great sales and circ staffs, an amazing art director, plus all the other team members that must cluster around an elderly patient for perhaps a protracted period of time? Now that Steve has been secured, will The Post’s publisher go all in?        In this market (depressed) and in The Post’s competitive set (crowded), it’s hard to break through, let alone reanimate a patient whose pulse is perceived to be weak. As I think Steve was acknowledging, if I read him right, his magazine is not exactly rocking and rolling right now; the promise is in what’s coming. My editorial vision for The Saturday Evening Post, as briefly set forth in the Jan./Feb. issue of Folio:, calls for the magazine to go backward, in a sense, which I think it can do—and where it might find a small but sustainable air pocket. Steve’s vision is grander. It’s forward-looking and noble, but will be far harder to bring off. Naturally, I wish him well. What a wonderful thing if he and his cohorts can take the magazine that made Norman Rockwell a household name and once again put it at the center of national conversation.  I’m skeptical, but ready to be proven wrong.  In the “near future,” to take up Steve’s call, let’s see if The Saturday Evening Post has been editorially reinvented and, importantly, made more robust in every way. Give it a year. I’ll gladly do a re-examination at that time. No charge.  Now, as to the Post cover on which I appeared way back in March of 1929, I can’t imagine how that was fetched from some dust-covered archive, but I had long ago forgotten about it. Remember, I was just an over-worked medical intern at the time and not thinking about where my career might eventually lead. Who knew I’d still be attending to patients all these years later?       Cable Neuhaus”The Magazine Medic”P.S.:  In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that I wrote several pieces, including a cover story, for AARP—The Magazine while Steve Slon was editor there. But I don’t recall that we ever had any direct interaction. Did The Magazine Medic check the wristband before he checked the pulse? Yes, the Post is famous for making Norman Rockwell a household word. But it is inaccurate to describe today’s Post as “an odd-lot collection of content wrapped around a catalog pedaling the work of a beloved master.”Seriously? In any given issue, there is one page devoted to Norman Rockwell.After doing some consulting for the publication in the past year, I just signed on fulltime at the Post in January. I like to think of myself as something of a magazine doctor, too. When I went to Modern Maturity to be the editor in 2000, it had a large DNR label across the logo that you didn’t have to squint very hard to see. As AARP The Magazine, it’s doing rather well nowadays. And, if you want to talk about DOA, Men’s Health, where I started as managing editor, was about the worst idea for a magazine anyone could think of. Men, caring about their health? In 1990, no one gave that concept a chance beyond the then-crunchy-granola Rodale Press.
I believe, in the near future, The Magazine Medic will find that the Post has returned to robust health, just as these once-moribund publications did. Or to paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our impending demise have been greatly exaggerated.Today’s Post is far from a catalogue. We cover the world of ideas (from the military to education to national policy), medical research, and art—as well as travel, tech, and personal finance. We run an original short story in each issue. We also present the occasional wildcard, such as our recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of James Bond. If there’s one overriding approach, it is to put an historical perspective on current events and trends. This is something we feel uniquely qualified to do as the longest-running magazine in publication today.And, yes, we love our Norman Rockwell. Incidentally, in our gallery, we chanced upon a Rockwell canvas that bears a striking resemblance to Mr. Neuhaus. See image at right.Sincerely,Steven SlonEditorial DirectorThe Saturday Evening Post As the Editorial Director for The Saturday Evening Post, I was eagerly awaiting our prescription from Cable Neuhaus (“The Magazine Medic,” 1/19/12). Everyone needs a doctor, and, as most magazines will tell you, regular checkups are highly advised.Imagine my disappointment, then, to find we’d been subject to review by a Death Panel.I’ll grant you that the patient Mr. Neuhaus describes is in a vegetative state. The problem is, he examined the wrong patient.last_img read more

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