Frank de Boer criticise Gabigol

first_imgFormer Inter Coach Frank de Boer has condemned striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa, saying that he has a poor ethical mindset to work and only about “thinking himself a superstar.”Gabigol was signed at the age of 20 from Santos but couldn’t impress. He scored just one goal without any Serie A starts. He has now been loaned out to Benfica where he had barely improved, before being returned to Santos on loan with an option to buy.“Gabigol thought he was still in Brazil and would walk rather than run,” De Boer told ESPN via Football Italia.“He wanted to receive the ball without running into space, he didn’t understand that he had to train hard. It’s no coincidence that with me he practically never played for Inter.De Boer does not believe in equal pay in sports George Patchias – August 13, 2019 Frank De Boer has said that equal pay for men and women in football is ridiculous.According to ESPN, The Atlanta United manager quite simply…“He has to look at himself in the mirror, prove every day that he can be the best or at the very least a good player, not thinking himself a superstar.“After all, he only won the Olympics with Brazil and that’s it… He has to prove to himself, his teammates and the Coach that he’s a good player.“The potential is there to be a fantastic player, as he has a great left foot, but European football is not the same as in Brazil. I hope he can learn that soon, otherwise it’ll be a loss for Brazilian football too.”last_img read more

Rafa set to ring the changes for Rovers clash

first_imgNewcastle United boss Rafa Benítez is set to rotate his squad for Saturday’s FA Cup third-round clash with Blackburn Rovers.The Magpies will host Championship side at St. James’ Park with the host set to bounce back from Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.And Benítez has hinted he will give some members of his squad the chance to secure regular football when they face Tony Mowbray’s charges.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“For us, we have to approach the game trying to win with the best team possible that we can use, using at the same time players who have not been involved,” he told the club’s website.“They have to show something, they have to work hard, and I want to keep the good atmosphere in the dressing room.“That means that players who don’t have a chance in the Premier League, some of them will have a chance now, and they have to be ready to prove that they can play. If we go through, they can play more games, so I think it’s just the right approach at the moment.”last_img read more

Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati to perform

first_imgGautam GulatiGautam Gulati/InstagramHost Rohit Shetty is returning with yet another new set of daredevil stunts in Khatron Ke Khiladi 10. In fact, the makers of the stunt-based show are leaving no stone unturned to make the show more entertaining and engaging by getting on board some of the highly popular celebrities.While several names have started floating around as probable participants, the latest addition in the list is Gautam Gulati.Yes, the Bigg Boss 8 winner, who enjoys a massive fanbase, is likely to showcase some power pack stunts in the adventure reality show, ABP News reported. Gautam has been away from the screens since his Bollywood films Behen Hogi Teri (2017) and Azhar (2016).Meanwhile, Naagin actress Adaa Khan has been approached by the makers of the adventure reality show. Also, Yuvraj Singh, who retired from International cricket recently, is likely to participate as well.Television celebrities Krystle D’Souza and Karan Patel, who plays the lead role in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, had also confirmed being approached by the makers of Khatron Ke Khiladi 10. However, he did mention that nothing was finalised until then.A source revealed to Mumbai Mirror, “They are yet to sign on the dotted line, but all the three celebrities (Yuvraj, Karan and Krystle) are in advanced talks for the show and the channel is keen to get them on board by next week.”Karishma Tanna, Kavita Kaushik of FIR fame, choreographer Dharmesh Yelende and comedian Balraj Sayal are likely to join as well.This year, Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 will be shot in Bulgaria and the new team is expected to fly to the location soon. Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 grand finaleTwitterlast_img read more

Party registration rules contrary to public rights Left leaders

first_imgLeft-leaning leaders have called rules and regulations set by the election commission (EC) for registration of new political parties contradictory to constitutional rights of the people, reports UNB.The leaders of Ganasanghati Andolan came up with the observation at a roundtable at the Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday, following rejection of most of the applications for registration by the EC.The terms and conditions of the EC’s party registration rules were set in such a way that new parties would certainly fail to get registered, the leaders alleged at the roundtable chaired by Ganasanghati Andolan convener Zonayed Saki.Such rules, they insisted, are against the people’s right to form political party and contest elections. Certain provisions of such rules have made it difficult get a new party registered.The election commission on 30 October 2016 issued a notice for new party registration for general elections and Ganasanghati Andolan submitted its application on 31 December 2017 as per the rules, they said.On 8 April, the organisation also submitted all the required documents as per the rule of the EC and it was scheduled to conduct field-level inspection, if necessary, they said.But the EC before any field inspection, cancelled the applications of 73 parties among 75 stating that they failed to fulfill the terms and conditions and regulations of party registration and they (EC) did not even give any explanation over it, they added.They also presented some observations about the loopholes of the new party registration rules, and hoped that the EC would take positive decision about Ganasanghati Andolan and other political parties who applied for registration.The programme was also addressed by president of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Muzahidul Islam Selim, president of Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Khalekuzzaman, Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Jahangirnagar University professor Anu Muhammad, and journalist and columnist Syed Abul Maksud.last_img read more

7 BNP leaders granted bail

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra RoyThe High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bails to seven top BNP leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed with Hatirjheel police station, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and justice Kashefa Hossain passed the order after the BNP leaders appeared before it with bail prayers in the case.The other leaders are BNP standing committee members Nazrul Islam Khan, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Abdul Moyeen Khan, the party’s vice-chairmen Amanullah Aman and Ruhul Kuddus Talukder.Moudud Ahmed, advocate Zainul Abedin and Mahabub Uddin Khokon stood for the BNP leaders.Advocate Zainul Abedin said the HC granted them bail for four weeks till submission of the charge-sheet of the case.The case was filed with Hatirjheel police station on charges of preventing police from discharging their duties and for “instigating” subversive activities on 1 October.last_img read more

Trump blames rogue killers in Khashoggi case

first_imgDonald Trump“Rogue killers” could be to blame for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US president Donald Trump has said, as his secretary of state headed to Riyadh in an attempt to find out what happened.Turkish police on Monday searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for the first time since Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US president who became increasingly critical of powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, went missing.He has not been seen since he walked into the Istanbul consulate to sort out marriage paperwork on 2 October.Turkish officials have said they believe he was killed—a claim Saudi Arabia has denied—with the controversy dealing a huge blow to the kingdom’s image and efforts by its youthful crown prince to showcase a reform drive.But US media reported on Monday that the kingdom is considering an admission that Khashoggi died after an interrogation that went wrong during an intended abduction.Trump dispatched secretary of state Mike Pompeo for what the State Department described as “face to face meetings with the Saudi leadership”.Until now, Riyadh has not allowed Turkish investigators to search the consulate—officially Saudi territory—with reports both sides were at odds over the conditions.The team, which arrived in a motorcade of six cars late Monday, left the premises in the early hours of Tuesday after an an eight-hour search, an AFP correspondent said.They took samples with them, including soil from the consulate garden that was loaded into vans, one official at the scene said.A Saudi delegation had entered the consulate one hour before the Turkish police arrived and appeared still to be inside as the search was conducted.‘No knowledge’ -Trump’s comments came after a telephone conversation with King Salman, father of the crown prince, the first such talks since the crisis erupted.“Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened ‘to our Saudi Arabian citizen’,” Trump tweeted.Riyadh’s most recent comments have focused on having no knowledge of any killing or denying any order to kill Khashoggi had been given.“The denial was very, very strong,” Trump later told reporters at the White House. “It sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers. Who knows?”But CNN cited two sources as saying the Saudis are preparing a report that his death resulted from a botched interrogation, while the Wall Street Journal said the kingdom was weighing whether to say that rogue operatives killed Khashoggi by mistake.After critical talks in Riyadh Tuesday, Pompeo was expected in Turkey on Wednesday to meet Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.The search came after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Salman also had their first telephone talks since the controversy erupted, in what appeared to be a conciliatory conversation, according to official readouts.While lurid claims have appeared in Turkish media—including that Khashoggi was tortured and dismembered—Turkey’s leadership has so far refrained from pointing the finger directly at Riyadh in public comments.King Salman emphasised the importance of the Turkey-Saudi relationship and said no one should be able to “undermine the strength of this relationship”, Saudi’s official media reported.‘Davos in Desert’ unravels -The controversy has troubled Saudi’s traditional Western allies, who are key arms suppliers to the kingdom, and also undermined efforts by Mohammed bin Salman to present himself as a modernising ruler.An investment conference seen as a platform for the crown prince and dubbed the “Davos in the Desert”, which was scheduled to take place in Riyadh next week, has been hit by a string of prominent cancellations.Business barons including British billionaire Richard Branson and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, as well as media powerhouses Bloomberg and CNN have pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative (FII).In a major new blow for the event, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Ford chairman Bill Ford also cancelled plans to attend as well as Larry Fink, the head of investment giant BlackRock, and Steve Schwarzman of Blackstone.US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said he still plans to attend but would “take (it)… into account” if more information came out.Saudi stocks have also been hit, suffering days of heavy losses, but made a strong comeback on Monday with the Tadawul All-Shares Index (TASI) rising more than four percent.Trump has threatened the kingdom with “severe punishment” if it is shown that Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul mission.But he has also made clear he is reluctant to curb all-important arms sales to Saudi Arabia.Britain, France and Germany also released a rare joint statement saying they were treating Khashoggi’s disappearance “with the utmost seriousness” and calling for a “credible investigation”.Riyadh, however, has vowed to hit back against any punitive measures imposed over the affair.last_img read more

Audit Prompts Changes To Help Houston Fire Departments Building Inspectors

first_imgThe Houston Controller last week released an audit of the Houston Fire Department’s Life Safety Bureau, which inspects buildings. City Controller Chris Brown told “Houston Matters” that, as an example, only 526 of Houston’s more than 5,000 apartment buildings were inspected in the last two years — well below the bureau’s goal of 470 apartment inspections per month.“It could have been that they have inspected more of these units. They don’t have records that are accurately reflecting that they had, in fact. There were records that were found on older databases, in logs and even in notepads in the various inspectors’ desks.”New Fire Chief Samuel Pena is already implementing changes, and says he wants to improve the bureau’s database.“We’re not able to share information between departments to refine our risk-based approach. If the Department of Health has cited a particular company because their range hood extinguishing system is clogged with grease, that’s important for us because that could present a fire hazard.”Pena says a consultant is helping develop a risk-based inspection program. It would prioritize buildings that need more frequent inspections, such as petroleum or chemical companies, schools and day cares and so on. X 00:00 /01:15 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Sharelast_img read more

Climatic history study suggests preColumbian Mesoamerican societys demise was more complex than

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (—A team of researchers with members from Mexico, the U.S. and Germany has found that the demise of the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican society centered around a city known as Cantona, was likely due to a combination of weather and politics. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their study where they compared lake sediments with archeological evidence to provide a clearer picture of life in the area back when the city was still active and what factors led to both its rise and fall. © 2015 More information: Cultural implications of late Holocene climate change in the Cuenca Oriental, Mexico, Tripti Bhattacharya, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1405653112AbstractThere is currently no consensus on the importance of climate change in Mesoamerican prehistory. Some invoke drought as a causal factor in major cultural transitions, including the abandonment of many sites at 900 CE, while others conclude that cultural factors were more important. This lack of agreement reflects the fact that the history of climate change in many regions of Mesoamerica is poorly understood. We present paleolimnological evidence suggesting that climate change was important in the abandonment of Cantona between 900 CE and 1050 CE. At its peak, Cantona was one of the largest cities in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, with a population of 90,000 inhabitants. The site is located in the Cuenca Oriental, a semiarid basin east of Mexico City. We developed a subcentennial reconstruction of regional climate from a nearby maar lake, Aljojuca. The modern climatology of the region suggests that sediments record changes in summer monsoonal precipitation. Elemental geochemistry (X-ray fluorescence) and δ18O from authigenic calcite indicate a centennial-scale arid interval between 500 CE and 1150 CE, overlaid on a long-term drying trend. Comparison of this record to Cantona’s chronology suggests that both the city’s peak population and its abandonment occurred during this arid period. The human response to climate change most likely resulted from the interplay of environmental and political factors. During earlier periods of Cantona’s history, increasing aridity and political unrest may have actually increased the city’s importance. However, by 1050 CE, this extended arid period, possibly combined with regional political change, contributed to the city’s abandonment.Press release Explore further Intensive agriculture may have exacerbated drought in ancient Maya city Cantona was one of the largest cities in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, with a population of 90,000 inhabitants at its peak. Scientists believe climate change was part of the reason the city was eventually abandoned. The researchers note that little work has been done to gain an accurate portrayal of what the climate was like in Mesoamerica during the times when various early people lived there, creating civilizations that in many cases vanished leaving behind ruins for modern scientists to ponder. In the case of Cantona, a city whose remains now lie east of modern Mexico City, the assumption by many has been, as it has for other long gone societies in central and South America, that it died due to drought. In this new study, the researchers assumed there was likely more to the story and so sought to find out more about weather conditions during that time.They started by collecting and studying sediments in nearby Aljojuca lake, which provided an accurate picture of drought conditions, before, during and after the time of the people in the area, which is now known as Cuenca Oriental.Prior research has shown that Cantona was occupied from approximately 600 BCE to 1050 CE and that its population grew steadily over the course of its first six hundred years, then grew faster from 50 and 600 CE—but the team notes, the lake sediment suggests that during that time period, the area had entered a drying trend. More interesting perhaps, they found that the population in the city grew even faster from 600 – 900 CE, despite increasing aridity. After that, things changed, though it is not clear exactly why, the population dropped over the following century and a half and then the people disappeared altogether. The team notes that later development in the city showed increased fortifications, which could have either been to repel invading armies or to fend off migrants seeking refuge from a drier environment that left them with little ability to farm on their own. That would explain, the team notes, the continued increase in population during the initial phase of the drought trend. Locations of Cantona (red square) and other major sites in central highland Mexico (black circles), along with location of Aljojuca maar. Topography from 1,500 m above sea level (masl) to 4,500 masl, contoured by 500 m. Gray line shows outline of the Cuenca Oriental. (Inset) Map shows Google Earth satellite imagery of region around Cantona, with outline of the city shown in gray. Labels designate the southern, central, and northern architectural clusters within the city. Credit: Tripti Bhattacharya, PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1405653112 Citation: Climatic history study suggests pre-Columbian Mesoamerican society’s demise was more complex than just weather (2015, January 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Rep Schroeder invites residents to meet with her on March 18

first_img Categories: Schroeder News State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township invites residents to her in-district coffee hour on Monday, March 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. at The Coffee Bucket, 3549 Airport Road in Waterford Township.“Talking to everyone in our community and listening to what matters most to them is one of the most important parts of my job,” Rep. Schroeder said. “I am determined to remain accessible and accountable to you, and this is a great way to do just that. I hope you will join me.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Schroeder at (517) 373-0615 or via email at 04Mar Rep. Schroeder invites residents to meet with her on March 18last_img

The PSNI in Derry have received several complaints

first_img The PSNI in Derry have received several complaints about what appear to be fake tickets for this month’s MTV Crashes Derry gig being sold on social media sites.Police say people who have contacted the social media site have then met a man in various locations in the city centre and money has changed hands.Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan advised music fans not to buy tickets from unknown sources. POLICE WARN OF FAKE “MTV CRASHES” TICKETS was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: He said: “Please do not be taken in by these messages. The event sold out weeks ago. Also remember that tickets are non-transferrable.”Tickets for the MTV Crashes weekend, priced at £5 and £10,  sold out in record time when they went on sale last month. ShareTweet crashesDerryfakemtvticketslast_img read more