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first_imgThe Universe Boss is back and he is making sure to remind everybody what sort of a threat Chris Gayle still is in the shortest format of the game.On Thursday, Gayle smashed his sixth hundred in the Indian Premier League to script Kings XI Punjab’s 15-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mohali.Gayle scored 104 not out from 63 balls to propel Kings XI to 193 for 3 after R Ashwin won the toss and elected to bat first at the I.S. Bindra stadium.KXIP bowlers then restricted SRH to 178 for 4 in 20 overs to register their third win of the season and the first against Hyderabad on home soil. It was also Sunrisers’ first loss this season.ALSO READ: IPL 2018: Chris Gayle announces arrival at KXIP with 33-ball 63 The #KXIP beat #SRH by 15 runs. #KXIPvSRH (@IPL) April 19, 2018Talking about his new team and franchise the Jamaican said, “I’m always determined, wherever I go in the world and whichever franchise I represent.””A lot of people said ‘Chris has a point to prove.’ Virender Sehwag has saved the IPL by picking me. Sehwag said in an interview: If Chris wins you two games, we have our monies worth. I need to have a chat with him about that!,” Gayle said at the post-match presentation ceremony.I saved the IPL by picking – @henrygayle .Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 19, 2018ALSO READ: ‘Feeling like 25, Universe Boss is back’: Chris Gayle after match-winning 63He then went on to add, “I’m glad to be able to get 100 here today. I’m going to miss this wicket to be honest. Time waits for no one but I’m not here to prove anything to be anyone. Been there, done that. Just here to put some respect on the name. Tomorrow’s my daughter’s birthday, so going to spend some time with her and enjoy this win. DON’T FORGET THE NAME.”advertisementGayle had earlier taken a jibe at people who thought he was too old for the T20 format after bringing up triple figures at the age of 38.Innings Break!A power packed ton by @henrygayle propels the #KXIP total to 193/3.#KXIPvSRH #VIVOIPL (@IPL) April 19, 2018Gayle was not retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore after playing with them from 2011 to 2017. In fact, he was almost unsold in the auction in January, before Kings XI Punjab snared him for his base price.”A lot of people thought I’m too old, after this innings, I have nothing to prove. This hundred is dedicated to my daughter. Tomorrow (Friday) is her birthday,” Gayle said during the mid-innings break.The big-hitting opener also said he was very committed to his new IPL team but he needed help to stay fit for matches being played in the Punjab heat. “I’m very dedicated. Since joining Kings XI, Sehwag told me to stick with the yoga guy and a massage guy, that’s the secret, I guess,” he said.In Rashid’s first over, Gayle hammered him for two sixes. The Afghan leg-spinner fought back to snare KL Rahul but his last over went for 27 runs – as many as 26 came from Gayle’s blade as the Jamaican hammered four successive sixes to leave Rashid dazed.No batsman has scored as many IPL hundreds as Gayle. His former teammate and RCB captain Virat Kohli is second in the list with four centuries. Nobody has hit more sixes than Gayle in the IPL’s history. No other batsman has scored 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.Gayle is in a league of his own and he showed why Thursday night.He had three sensational seasons for RCB – scoring 608 runs in 2011, 733 in 2012 and 708 in 2013. After a stop-start 2014, Gayle smashed 491 runs in 2015. However, across two seasons in 2916 and 2017, Gayle managed only 427 runs from 19 matches including three fifties.In 2011, Gayle scored two hundreds, and followed it up with another in 2012. Then in 2013, Gayle smashed Pune Warriors for a record-breaking 175 not out in Benagluru. His next hundred came in 2015, incidentally against the KXIP!And the cricket world had to wait another three years before his sixth hundred. Given his form and dedication, another one cannot be ruled out before the season is over.last_img read more

first_img Since Texas won’t have Johnson against Oklahoma State, it puts more pressure on Jake Smith and Devin Duvernay to make plays in the passing game.Without Johnson on the field last Saturday, the Longhorns still managed to score 48 points.BREAKING:Collin Johnson is OUT (hamstring) for today’s Oklahoma State Texas game, Tom Herman tells Alex Loeb.— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) September 21, 2019Texas has struggled against Oklahoma State in recent years. The news of Johnson missing the game certainly won’t make the fans in Austin feel very comfortable about their chances tonight.Nonetheless, the Longhorns enter this matchup as the odds-on favorites to win this game.Kickoff for the Texas-Oklahoma State game is at 7:30 p.m. ET from Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson hauls in a pass.DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Collin Johnson #9 of the Texas Longhorns pulls in a pass against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)When the Texas Longhorns battle the Oklahoma State Cowboys tonight, the Big 12 powerhouse will have to compete without its best wide receiver. Collin Johnson is going to be inactive due to an injury.Texas has such a great offensive scheme that it should continue having success even without Johnson on the field. Tom Herman and Sam Ehlinger present one of the toughest coach-quarterback combinations to defeat.In two games this season, the senior wideout has seven receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown.Herman told the media that Johnson is out for the Longhorns’ Big 12 opener is because he’s nursing a hamstring injury.last_img read more

first_imgChennai: Chennai denizens have cause to cheer as the water-starved city received rain over the past two days andindications are that more parts of Tamil Nadu are likely to experience showers in the next 48 hours. The city experienced downpour Monday and meteorological department officials said around 4 cm rainfall was received at Nungambakkam, an observation centre, till 8 am Tuesday. Chennai is likely to receive light to moderate rainfall in the next two days, the department said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!However, it pointed out that the city has not received its usual share from the south west monsoon. Chennai receives much of its rainfall from the north east monsoon during October to December. Isolated places in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, and districts close to Western Ghats are likely to receive less to moderate rain in the next two days, the department said. Area Cyclone Warning Centre Director N Puviarasan said in the next 48 hours rainfall in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry would be induced by “convection process.” Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”Wind convergence caused by south west monsoon is likely to bring rains to State districts close to Western Ghats,” he told reporters here Wednesday. According to him, isolated places over Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Villupuram, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Theni, Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts are likely to receive heavy rains. “Maximum and minimum temperatures in the next 48 hours is likely to be around 36 and 26 degrees Celsius respectively,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The anti-profiteering authority has found Delhi-based Puri Constructions guilty of not passing GST rate cut benefit, and asked it to refund Rs 15.90 lakh, to 92 home buyers. The order was passed by the National Anti Profiteering Authority (NAA) based on a complaint filed by a buyer of a flat in ‘Anand Vilas Project’ of Puri Construction in Faridabad, Haryana. The applicant had booked the flat on May 9, 2017, and complained that the benefit of lower taxes following roll out of goods and services tax (GST) from July 1, 2017, was not passed on by way of reduction in prices. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles The effective pre-GST tax incidence on under-construction housing property was 15-18 per cent, which was reduced to 12 per cent with input tax credit (ITC) post GST roll out. Later, the applicant wanted to withdraw his application saying that he was satisfied with the explanation provided by the builder, the Directorate General of Anti-Profiteering (DGAP) disallowed the applicant saying there was no such provision under the GST law.last_img read more

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines is delaying expectations for return of the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes.Southwest, which has 34 Max jets, said Thursday that it removed the plane from its schedule for an additional month, through Sept. 2. That’s causing Southwest to cancel about 100 flights a day.The airline says it is waiting for more information from Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration about changes to flight software and pilot training.Southwest says it’s still confident the plane will be safe once the FAA approves Boeing’s changes.The flight software was triggered by faulty sensor readings before crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people. Pilots failed to overcome automatic nose-down commands from the plane. The investigations are continuing.The Associated Press read more

“The Secretary-General is aware of the deep desire shown by the country’s citizens to put an end to corruption and impunity, as well as ongoing calls for legal and political reforms,”said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.Welcoming constructive efforts by the people of Guatemala to participate in and contribute to their country’s political system, the UN chief appealed to the authorities and all sectors of society to work together in order to strengthen institutions and the rule of law in the country.Calling today a historic day, Alberto Brunori, Representative for the High Commissioner of Human Rights in Guatemala, said in an interview with UN Radio that the UN is maintaining the observation of human rights, considering that on Sunday there will be the first round of elections.“We will monitor human rights, particularly possible attacks on human rights defenders,” said Mr. Brunori, adding that they will try to have a deployment to prevent forms of violence and conflicts. “We would like to see a transition period with the reforms that the people, the Guatemalans, are asking for,” he underscored. read more

first_imgOf the top 10 cars in Consumer Reports April annual cars issue (online and shipping to subscribers now, on newsstands March 8), we agree on one: the Hyundai Elantra, which also made our Gearlog Digital Drive Top 10 Cars list. The discrepancy is simple: Consumer Reports’ testers love cars, just as much as the car guys at any other magazine or website. But Consumer Reports gets hung up on reliability scores where we believe most every car is reliable enough. So to us, a deciding factor often is technology, particularly standard or universally available iPod adapters and Bluetooth, and affordable in-dash navigation. AdChoices广告Here are Consumer Reports 10 Top Picks for 2011 below, along with their best and worst value cars in eight categories. (There is some overlap.) To be a Top Pick, CR says, cars must be “best all-around models in their categories … meet stringent road test, reliability, and safety requirements … score at or near the top of its category … [have] average or better predicted reliability … have performed adequately in overall safety if tested by the government or insurance industry safety tests … [and] offer electronic stability control (ESC), a proven lifesaving safety feature, as standard equipment.”Our Digital Drive Ten Best, published in late 2010, comprised: Chevrolet Volt (Car of the Year), Audi A8, BMW 5 Series & BMW 7 Series, Buick LaCrosse, Ford Edge, Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Elantra (photo above), Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen Golf. Honorable Mention: Acura TL, Acura MDX, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Taurus, and Volkswagen Tourag. Consumer Reports 2011 Top Picks These are Consumer Reports Top Picks for 2011 in 10 categories. Not the 10 best cars overall, but the best in each of 10 categories. The text is from CR’s press release. Budget Car: Honda Fit. “ESC [stability control] is now a standard feature in the 2011 Fit [photo above] ($16,020 to $16,730) which helps solidify this versatile subcompact hatchback as the best in its class and a great value. The Fit provides an amazing amount of interior space for its size, aided by a flexible rear-seat design in which seatbacks can fold down or the lower cushion can flip up to open an area stretching from floor to ceiling. Agile handling makes the Fit enjoyable to drive. And it pays back with excellent fuel economy: 30 mpg overall with an automatic transmission, 33 mpg with a manual.” Gearlog mobile comment: The Fit is getting on in years but it still is the car to beat, a point driven home when we autocrossed the aging Fit back to back with the new Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta had a quicker time; the Fit still felt better to drive. Also, finally Honda finally made the second most important safety feature (after seat belts) standard on all Fits: stability control. Small Car: Hyundai Elantra. “Redesigned for 2011 the Elantra ($18,445) delivers a lot for the money. With its makeover, this well-rounded sedan is now more stylish and engaging to drive. The Elantra provides fairly nimble handling; a decent ride, a smooth, responsive powertrain; a well-finished interior; and a relatively roomy rear seat. It’s also miserly on gas, achieving 29 mpg overall in CR’s tests and 39 mpg on the highway. Reliability for the redesigned model is expected to be as good as the previous one.” Comment: Nothing else comes close. If Hyundai offered the Elantra with a serious sport package, the competition might as well go home. In our review, we dinged Hyundai for not offering Bluetooth standard along with the USB jack. We renew our cry: Hyundai now says buyers are taking options packages that bring the Bluetooth take-rate to 97%. Family Sedan: Nissan Altima. “This is the second year in a row that the Altima ($23,970 to $30,335) has been the Consumer Reports Top Pick for Family Sedan. The Altima provides an impressive balance of comfort and performance while delivering some of the best fuel economy in its class: 26 mpg overall for four-cylinder models and 24 mpg with a V6. The Hybrid version gets 32 mpg. Its comfortable ride, secure handling and spirited acceleration make the Altima enjoyable to drive. And it has a roomy, well-finished, and very quiet interior. The four-cylinder models earned an above-average reliability Rating, and the V6 model was average.” Comment: Lots of good choices here. Nothing wrong with the Altima. We like the Hyundai Sonata. Tomato, tomahto. Small SUV: Toyota RAV4. “The RAV4 ($25,405 to $31,435) returns to the Top Picks list for the fourth time in the past five years. Its winning formula includes a roomy interior, agile handling, and very good fuel economy for its class. The four-cylinder version provides 23 mpg overall, one of the best gas mileage of any automatic, nonhybrid SUV CR has tested. The spirited V6 version accelerates about as quickly as the Cadillac CTS and Volkswagen GTI and gets only 1 mpg less than the four-cylinder model. A small third-row seat is optional.” Comment: Fine choice. Green Car: Toyota Prius. “Holding the title for Top Pick for Green Car for the eighth year in a row, the Prius ($26,750) is a pleasant car to drive, with a roomy interior, a comfortable ride, hatchback versatility, and excellent crash-test results. Software problems in the antilock brake system affected the first-year reliability of this redesigned model, but those problems have been fixed.” Comment: We picked the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt as car of the year even if, as CR notes, “it doesn’t really make sense [to buy],” the electric Nissan Leaf as a pure technology play, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid (HM) for being just as good as the Prius (except for the this-has-to-be-a-hybrid silhouette), plus offering Ford Sync. Family SUV: Kia Sorento. “The Sorento ($26,590 to $32,390) was redesigned for 2011 and is now a more well-rounded SUV. The roomy, nicely finished interior includes comfortable seats and easy-to-use controls. An optional third-row seat, although tight, allows the Sorento to carry up to seven passengers. The smooth V6 engine provides good performance and fuel economy–20 mpg overall–that’s as efficient as the base four-cylinder engine. The Sorento is also stocked with an inviting list of features for its price, making it one of the bargains of this class.” Comment: Good choice, as is the similar Hyundai Santa Fe, and with Hyundai you don’t have to remember if there’s one R or two in the name. Sporty Car: Ford Mustang. “One of the high points of the Mustang ($28,880 to $43,880) is the strong rumbling V8 engine that propels CR’s coupe and convertible test cars. It delivers scorching acceleration, a great exhaust sound, and good fuel economy for the class. For 2011, the Mustang received a refined, punchy V6, which provides strong acceleration and a decent 24 mpg overall with a manual transmission.” Comment: We’ll check back in 2014 when it gets an independent rear suspension. Our tastes run to sporty four-passenger (in comfort) cars with trunk room such an Acura TL or Volkswagen GTI. Family Hauler: Toyota Sienna. The Sienna ($35,810 to $38,201) has earned a place in the Top Picks list three out of the past five years. Redesigned for 2011, the current model is still a very comfortable versatile minivan with excellent reliability. The spacious cabin can seat up to eight people. The engine delivers lively performance and decent fuel economy. And the Sienna is still the only minivan available with all-wheel drive. Comment: The new Sienna is much better, and the new Honda Odyssey is even better. Honda makes a good argument that front-drive creates tradeoffs the make the minivan less desirable for the majority of driving. You can’t go wrong with either one. Sports Sedan: Infiniti G37. The G37’s ($37,225) inviting combination of agile handling, blistering acceleration, and a luxurious interior makes it one of our highest-scoring sedans and earned it a spot on the Top Picks list for the fifth straight year. It’s fun to drive on a twisty road but is still a fairly comfortable cruiser on the highway. A snug cabin and small trunk are the only notable weaknesses. Rear-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive optional. Comment: Fine car. For technology, the BMW 3 Series is better because it offers more dazzling driver aids and because BMW’s inline six is, has been, and will be the world’s best six. Pickup Truck: Chevrolet Avalanche. The Avalanche ($47,435) is a versatile crew-cab model with a unified bed and cab that helps give it a steady, comfortable, quiet ride. And the innovative partition between the cab and the bed can be folded to extend the cargo area into the back of the cab. That allows the truck to carry longer cargo. A three-piece bed cover provides a weather-tight and lockable cargo area. CR recommends getting the optional backup camera to reduce the truck’s large blind zone. Comment: Pickups are the last to get good cockpit technology other than the Ford F-150, which would be our choice for Ford Sync and for the small business / contractor / communications tools Ford offers. Consumer Reports 2011 Best and Worst Values Best Value Small Car:  Honda Fit. Worst Value: Chevrolet Aveo5 1LT.Best Value Family Car:  Toyota Prius IV. Worst Value:  Chevrolet Impala LT (3.5).Best Value Upscale Sedan: Acura TSX (4-cyl.). Worst Value: Buick Lucerne (V8).Best Value Luxury Sedan: Hyundai Genesis 4:6. Worst Value:  BMW 750Li.Best Value Sporty Car: Mini Cooper (base). Worst Value: Porsche 911 Carrera S.Best Value Wagons/Minivans: Mazda5 Grand Touring. Worst Value: Kia Sedona EX.Best Value Small SUVs: Toyota RAV4 (base, 4-cyl.). Worst Value: Jeep Liberty Sport.Best Value Midsized SUVs: Hyundai Santa Fe GLS (4-cyl.). Worst Value: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Our comments: The Hyundai Genesis is an amazing car, nearly equivalent to a big Audi, BMW, Lexus or Mercedes for half to two-thirds the cost. People who buy the BMW 7 Series (along with the similar but smaller BMW 5 Series) or Porsche 911 are not concerning themselves much with “value” but with great performance and useful technology; they understand you may need a couple hours training to feel comfortable. A car shouldn’t be downgraded because of all aspects of an infotainment system – Ford Sync and MyFord Touch come to mind since no Ford is a Top Pick or Best Value. Best Reliability: Honda, Suburu, ToyotaConsumer Reports said Honda (Odyssey above), Subaru, and Toyota continue to make the most reliable cars and rank 1-2-3 for the past three years. It said Ford has the most improved lineup. German automakers continue to trouble CR. “If front-seat comfort, fit and finish, and driving dynamics were all that counted, European cars would rule the roost. European cars generally perform well in Consumer Reports road tests,” CR noted, “but many have confusing controls and inconsistent reliability. Volvo is the only European make with an above-average reliability score.” It singled out Mercedes-Benz as “the only manufacturer with the dubious distinction of having year over year drops in both its average road-test (77 to 73 [out of a possible 100]) and reliability ratings (from average to below average).” What Consumer Reports doesn’t say is that the lowest-scoring scores aren’t all that bad compared to 20 years ago, just as a below-average student at Stanford is still pretty bright. Thus, buyers aren’t acting irrationally if they choose an Audi (“spotty reliability”) over a Lexus because they like how it handles. You don’t see many cars of any brand littering the highway these days. Every automaker says publicly, privately, or both that the most important road test to win is the one in Consumer Reports, because of the perception that the magazine is unbiased and can’t be bought off. When you’re reading, and comparing, just bear in mind how reliable cars were compared to 1991. (Actually, you can’t.) That’s the year Lexus arrived on the market, and set what motorists regarded as a high-water mark for reliability. Do you really want to drive the world’s most reliable car if it doesn’t have Bluetooth and an iPod adapter?last_img read more

first_imgLa carte de l’Univers en 3D la plus complète jamais réaliséePrésentée récemment à Cambridge (Massachussetts) lors de la 218e séance de la Société américaine d’astronomie, la carte en 3D de l’Univers la plus complète jamais réalisée prend en compte des parties du cosmos difficiles à représenter.Dévoilant le cosmos sur une distance de 380 millions d’années-lumière,  2MASS Redshift Survey (ou 2MRS), la carte en 3D de l’Univers ‘local’ la plus complète jamais créée, a exigé 10 ans de travail. Elle s’approche bien plus que les précédentes réalisations du plan galactique des galaxies – une région généralement masquée par la poussière.À lire aussiArchéologie : le vrai visage de Cléopâtre reconstitué en 3DLa lumière d’une galaxie est soumise, à cause de l’expansion de l’univers, au phénomène appelé ‘décalage vers le rouge’ (redshift, en anglais), qui l’étire vers les grandes longueurs d’onde. Plus la galaxie est lointaine, plus important est ce décalage. C’est en le mesurant que les astrophysiciens ont pu établir les distances relatives des objets célestes figurant sur leur carte, y introduisant ainsi la vitale troisième dimension.La présentation a également permis aux scientifiques de rendre hommage à feu John Huchra, astronome au Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, inspirateur de cette technologie.Le 5 juin 2011 à 15:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target If you’ve ever been the victim of awful shampoo, rejoice! Hair product manufacturer Schwarzkopf is looking to help create the best, most amazing shampoo for your hair. And it only takes a quick client profile, a few questions, and a custom mix to get you where you need to be. One lucky tester at CES 2018, Victoria Song, was on hand to try out this new service, which was made a reality via the impressively high-tech glam machine known as the Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab Analyzer and two additional stages beyond that.First, a client’s hair is scanned via the SalonLab Analyzer, while a worker creates a profile out of several different bits of information gathered at the hair consultation — that’s the idea, anyway. You’d be quizzed about how healthy your scalp is, if you treat your hair with chemicals, etc. All those important questions are to help determine what type hair you have and what kind of chemicals will be needed to both clean it and make sure it stays healthy.Next, a technician is meant to take the Analyzer machine itself and grab readings from your ends of your hair all the way to the roots using infrared spectroscopy, which Song had done on her own hair during her time at the Schwartzkopfpro booth. It can evaluate the inside and outside of the hair shaft and pull valuable information and measurements in this manner. It’s all quick and painless, much less so than even having your hair detangled — that hurts.After the consultation is over, you can use the SalonLabs app to see how a new color on your hair would turn out, if you so desire. From there, the SalonLabs Customizer can get started mixing a shampoo or other liquid beauty product (perhaps a dye) for your hair, specifically. You can also choose a fragrance that works for you. When finished and mixed, it all comes in a nifty personalized shampoo bottle with your own custom label, name, and a barcode. You can continue reordering your shampoo mix from there.From then on, it’s all up to your salon professional to determine pricing and follow-ups. That’s the entire routine, more or less. This isn’t a system you can just purchase for home use, and it’s meant to be implemented in your favorite salon. But it’s a good glimpse of the future of hair care that’s customized for you, and something that certainly makes us feel like we’ve stepped into an episode of The Jetsons…and hopefully not something closer to Black Mirror, with the shampoo turning out awful or something of that nature.For more CES coverage visit our sister site PC Mag. Tiny Countertop Dishwasher Cleans Your Dishes in Just MinutesThe Best Robots of CES 2018 last_img read more

first_imgBrazilian former striker Adriano finally spoke in public about his dreadful problems with alcohol when he played for Internazionale Milano, right after his father died.This past week we wrote about football’s biggest flops and we talked about Brazilian striker Adriano, but we put him at the end of the list because the reasons of his failure in football are very sad and there is no reason to mock him for the tragic life he suffered. During his time at Internazionale Milano in Italy, Adriano Leite Ribeiro got so good as a striker that people were already calling him the next Ronaldo Nazario. Yes, he was getting that good at playing football and we were all excited for the incredible career that was in front of him. But in 2004 just as he was living his best moment in football, Adriano’s father died of apparently natural causes and suddenly the whole world came crumbling on him. The striker had his father as the only major support and his passing proved to be his downfall in professional football, suddenly he became more inclined to drinking and a life filled with excess that eventually pushed him completely out of football. Not too soon after he returned to Brazil with all those problems, Adriano started hanging out with members of Brazilian crime groups that got him mixed in crowds he later regretted.Talking to Brazilian magazine R7 that got an exclusive interview with the former player who is retired from football and tries to lead a quiet life now: “Only I know how much I’ve suffered. My father’s death left a huge void in my life, it made me feel so alone and I isolated myself when he passed away. It was the worst. I saw myself alone, sad and depressed in Italy, that’s exactly when I started drinking. I was only happy when I drank every night. I would drink anything they put in front of my: wine, whiskey, vodka, and lots of beer too. I just couldn’t stop and the time came when I had to leave Inter. I didn’t know how to hide it anymore, I used to come drunk into many training sessions in the morning. I trained even if I was drunk out of my mind. The staff took me to the infirmary to sleep it off and they told the press I was having muscular problems. Later in my life, I understood the crowd I was hanging out with, friends who only took me out partying with women, alcohol and just lose myself without thinking about anything else. Today I gave up all the millions and decided to buy happiness instead,” said the former striker.This interview just another one of football’s examples of where a life filled with excess can take you, it also reflects how professional players who don’t have their families close or end up losing them for any reason can affect them on a deep level. Adriano who lost everything, was never able to find his way back into the world of football and has always been regarded as a wasted talent. However, it’s very easy for people to just point their fingers without realizing the damage their judgment can inflict on a fragile soul that has been through so much suffering in his life. Maybe if all this criticism had been funneled in a more positive manner, we might have gotten that amazing striker back and he could’ve become one of Brazil’s biggest players in football history. Because trust me when I tell you, Adriano in his prime was just as good as any of the biggest Brazilian players who ever played the game. It’s a damn shame he never had that shoulder to cry on when he was feeling down, that person who helped him make the right decisions that would’ve eventually helped him recover. Let this be a lesson to everyone.How far do you think Adriano could’ve gotten if he wouldn’t have lost himself after his father’s passing? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgMiami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime at @PM_Fest with @Papa_Keith and @ThisIsUD in honor of a 24 hour cease fire and ribbon cutting at Gwen Cherry Park Gym. #PeopleMatterFest— Jean Monestime (@jeanmonestime) June 16, 2018The festivities also featured football and basketball games hosted by Bryant McKinney of the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem, along with food trucks, bounce houses and more.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Radio host Papa Keith and Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime teamed up once again to promote nonviolence.The People Matter Fest took place Saturday at Gwen Cherry Park in Northwest Miami-Dade. The event featured live performances by major local artists such as Rick Ross, Sam Sneek and Baby Soulja.last_img read more

first_imgLebhar-Friedman, the 93 year-old, family-owned publisher serving the retail industry, has been acquired by Chicago-based EnsembleIQ, the latter announced this week.The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, includes a trio of trade magazines—the monthly Drug Store News, the bimonthly Convenience Store Age, and the 10x frequency Hardware + Building Supply Dealer—as well as the SPECS Show, a 55-year-old annual conference serving the brick-and-mortar retail space.It’s the second significant acquisition for private equity-backed EnsembleIQ—which was formed in early 2016 out of the mergers of Edgell Communications, Stagnito Business Information, and the Path to Purchase Institute—and the first since former Lightspeed Research executive David Shanker was named CEO in February.Complementing the company’s existing portfolio—Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer, among 15 others—the acquisition leaves EnsembleIQ in a dominant position in the North American grocery, CPG, and in-store marketing spaces.In a statement, Shanker added that Lebhar-Friedman’s “iconic brands” will provide EnsembleIQ’s readers and clients “a comprehensive view of retail insights and information throughout the United States and Canada.”Each of the three Lebhar-Friedman titles carries a controlled circulation of between 25,000 and 35,000 subscribers, while the three-day SPECS Show attracts about 1,000 attendees each year. Randall FriedmanDespite transitioning control from the Friedman family for the first time since the company’s founding in 1925, much of Lebhar-Friedman’s existing leadership will remain in place, according to EnsembleIQ.John Kenlon, publisher of HBS Dealer and CRO at Lebhar-Friedman, will continue to lead the acquired titles under the EnsembleIQ umbrella, alongside Chain Store Age group publisher Gary Esposito, Drug Store News publisher Eric Savitch, and Drug Store News editor-in-chief Seth Mendelson, all of whom will be retained by EnsembleIQ.Randall Friedman, grandson of company founder Arnold Friedman and president and CEO of Lebhar-Friedman since 2014, will stay on in an advisory role during the transition, while his father, chairman Roger Friedman, “will devote his time to new ventures,” according to an announcement.“The company that my grandfather Arnold founded and my father Roger ran for many years has always been focused on the retail industry,” said Randall Friedman in a statement. “The fact that EIQ also has great brands and deep expertise in retail makes me very optimistic that the LF roots will continue to grow and bear fruit in the years to come under EIQ’s stewardship.”New York-based M&A firm Berkery Noyes served as financial advisor to Lebhar-Friedman during the sale process.last_img read more

first_imgAs of Dec. 3, this is the message you’ll see in a Google Chrome browser if you try to visit (Screenshot by Ryan Cunningham / KTOO)As Gov. Mike Dunleavy was sworn into office Monday, the transition of power was also taking place online.The Alaska Office of Information Technology is going through the process of updating the state website and editing pages with the former governor’s name.That means websites you could access last week may not be available now. For example, the page with the state’s new climate change policy is offline.Jeff Turner, Dunleavy’s deputy communication director, said he doesn’t know if the site will be restored. The administration is still discussing if the page will go back up.Gov. Bill Walker appointed a climate change task force in December of last year to draft the policy, which they completed in August and formally submitted in September. But team members said that wasn’t the end of the process. Now, the state must figure out how to implement the strategies in the document.During his campaign, Dunleavy told KTOO that the state has more important issues to deal with than those involving the climate task force.last_img read more

first_imgNalgonda/Suryapet/Yadadri-Bhongir: Patriotic fervour marked the 73rd Independence Day celebrations across Nalgonda, Suryapet and Yadadri-Bhongir districts on Thursday.While Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Nethi Vidyasagar hoisted the national flag at the Police Parade Grounds in Nalgonda, Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy and Zilla Parishad Chairman Alimineti Sandeep Reddy unfurled the tricolour in parade grounds of Suryapet and Yadadri-Bhongir districts respectively. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Addressing the gathering after receiving the guard of honour, the leaders listed out the developmental works completed and the welfare schemes introduced for the people. They added that the State has been witnessing rapid progress for the last five years in all aspects and attracting the attention of all States in the country. The leaders, besides throwing light on government flagship programmes like Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, Mission Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya and Haritha Haram, explained the people about the completed and ongoing irrigation projects and schemes including 24-hour power supply to agriculture sector, Kalyana Lakshmi, Shaadi Mubarak, fish seedlings, sheep distribution, enhanced Aasara pensions, 2 BHK houses, KCR Kits, establishment of Gurukul schools besides setting up of new medical colleges and development of hospitals. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us Employees of various departments were given appreciation certificates for recognition of their services on the occasion. Meanwhile, scores of children representing different schools presented the cultural programmes depicting the freedom movement and the culture and tradition of both the nation and the State. Later, cheques were distributed to scheme beneficiaries. The tableaux of various departments illustrated the ongoing development and welfare activities to people. Advertise With Us District Collectors Gaurav Uppal, Amoy Kumar and Anitha Ramachandran, SPs R Venkateshwarlu and AV Ranganath, DCP Narayana Reddy, Zilla Parishad chairpersons Banda Narender Reddy and Gujja Deepika, MLAs Chirumarthi Lingaiah, Bhaskar Rao, Gadari Kishore and Shekar Reddy and other public representatives, district officials, school students and general public took part in the celebrations.last_img read more

first_img ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Kharacter Guide: Nightwolf‘Street Fighter V’ and ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Get Ne… There have been eleven main Mortal Kombat games. Can you believe it? The 90s were that long ago. Since then the fighting game has become a gory institution as colorful ninjas and sorcerers and special forces agents collide to rip each others’ guts out in wacky martial arts tournaments.But in the past decade Mortal Kombat has gone from just a recognizable violent fighting game to a really good recognizable violent fighting game. And the recently released Mortal Kombat 11 brings the reboot trilogy home with a story mode stretching across all of history and new ways for customizing characters to your liking, with different skills and gear to make the accessible mechanics even more varied and deep.Expensive cutscenes and ancillary (arguably exploitative) side content aren’t worth anything though if your fighting game doesn’t have a solid roster. Fortunately, Mortal Kombat 11 gives you a diverse cast of kombatants on which to unleash your bloodlust. And we’re taking a look at every single one of them. Today’s fighter: Frost.AdChoices广告 Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. For more, read our spine-ripping impressions of the game as a whole, learn more about Mortal Kombat’s history with the government, and check out our character guide for the much less violent fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.View as: One Page Slides1/271. Read Our Full Mortal Kombat 11 ReviewRead Johnny Cage’s Guide2. Read Sub-Zero’s Guide3. Read Erron Black’s Guide4. Read Scorpion’s Guide5. Read Liu Kang’s Guide6. Read Raiden Guide7. Read Kitana’s Guide8. Read Kung Lao’s Guide9. Read Cetrion’s Guide10. Read Jade’s Guide11. Read Kotal Kahn’s Guide12. Read Skarlet’s Guide13. Read Noob Saibot’s Guide14. Read Geras’ Guide15. Read Baraka’s Guide16. Read Jax’s Guide17. Read Jacqui Briggs’ Guide18. Read Frost’s Guide19. Read D’Vorah’s Guide20. Read Kabal’s Guide21. Read Kano’s Guide22. Read Cassie Cage’s Guide23. Read Shao Kahn’s Guide24. Read Kollector’s Guide25. Read Sonya Blade’s Guide26. Read Shang Tsung’s Guide27. Read Nightwolf’s Guide Who Are They?Frost is Sub-Zero’s former Lin Kuei apprentice, which makes sense because she’s also a ninja with ice powers. As a student she was talented but arrogant and angry. And she was banished from the clan after challenging Sub-Zero when he made peace with Scorpion. In Mortal Kombat 11 she’s become a cyborg out for revenge. But unlike other cyborg Lin Kuei warriors like Cyrax and Sektor, Frost’s more elegant enhancements come from villain Kronika.Kombat KhronologyFrost debuted in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as one of many new characters the post-arcade era of the series introduced. Her appearance in Mortal Kombat 11 is part of the team trying to show they’re not totally ignoring later games in the franchise even after the reboot took things back to the beginning. New in this game though are a bunch of references to Elsa and Frozen.Koolest KustomizationsWhile Frost’s new hairstyle is very hip and modern my variation has her classic icicle hair and a more blue outfit overall. Unlike Sub-Zero who can just throw a straight-up ice ball, Frost tends to freeze her opponents in trickier ways like creating cold zones, expelling cold energy from her core, or launching her own exploding head. I tend to focus on moves that kill with icy surgical precision like spinning ice drills or rapidly rotating her whole body covered with blades.How Gross Is The Fatality?Along with being gross, Frost’s Fatality is a tribute to the original Fatality of her mentor Sub-Zero. She freezes your body, shatters it, and rips out your brain still attached to your spine. Frost takes it one step further though and then places your brain in a cyborg Lin Kuei warrior to do her bidding. Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Durga Puja organisers in the city have joined their hands for a noble cause bringing in more than 1,500 people under one umbrella to donate blood. As many as 1,526 people donated blood at the blood donation event organised at Khudiram Anusilan Kendra under the banner of Forum for Durgotsav that presently has 300 puja committees under its aegis. The initiative of the forum assumes significance as blood donation camps across the districts are a few with the summer days setting in and the political personalities getting involved in campaign for Panchayat election. State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharjee, Minister of state for Tourism Indranil Sen and Bidhannagar MLA Sujit Bose attended the camp. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights “We had started a campaign on social media as well as through banners and hoardings for the last few months. Our target was to collect 1,500 units of blood for donation. We are happy that we have surpassed our target with 1,526 people coming forward for the noble cause,” said Sandipan Banerjee, vice-president of the Forum. There was a unique gift for all the donors who were handed over VIP passes for 300 pujas of Durga Puja in 2018. There are nine leading blood banks in the city and the districts who will store the blood collected from the camp.last_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. By Noel Montagano | Special to The Tico TimesThe Little Theater Group of Costa Rica once again brings a Broadway hit to the stage at the Laurence Olivier Theatre. Opening on April 26 and running for two weekends, “God of Carnage,” written by Yasmina Reza and the winner of the Tony award for Best Play in 2009, will come to life in the hands of some of the LTG’s best known actors.Director Noel Montagano and an incredible cast, Susan Liang, Tom Humes, Lisa DeFuso and Chicago import Jim Kissane are sure to bring a high level of professionalism to this comedy and fill the evening with laughs.The play takes place in a modern-day Brooklyn loft apartment, where an 11-year-old has whacked another kid in the mouth. Both sets of parents meet to alternatively apologize, assess blame, work out consequences and throw their neuroses in each other’s faces.The son of Alan, a big shot lawyer for pharmaceutical companies, and Annette, a wealth manager, hit the other child with a large stick, which broke two incisors and exposed a nerve. The son of Veronica, a cultural anthropologist of sorts, author and art fanatic, and Michael, a self-made seller of domestic items, would not let the other boy play in his “gang,” which initiated the quarrel. The two sets of parents attempt to civilly and amicably discuss the ramifications and punishments associated with the incident. The hell that breaks out is amusing partly because the two teams not only go at each other, but at times they also switch sides. It can be partner against partner, or boys against girls, without an ounce of introspection or admission of responsibility on either side.The LTG production of God of Carnage will run about 90 minutes, and the show will be staged from April 26-May 5, with 7:30 p.m. performances on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. The Laurence Olivier Theatre is on Av. 2, Ca. 28. For reservations: 8858-1446 or visit Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Two low-cost airlines launch operations in Costa Rica Costa Rica could launch 7 new airline routes and add 2 carriers this year Air France to start direct flights between Paris and San José Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany Low-cost airlines are targeting Costa Rican travelers and, just in the past few days, three of them announced new routes to enter the battle for the Tico travel market.Wingo, part of the same parent company of Copa Airlines, confirmed last week that it will begin flying between Costa Rica and destinations in Panama and Guatemala starting on Dec. 1.The company announced in a news release that it will offer five weekly flights from Costa Rica to Panama and three from Costa Rica to Guatemala.Air Panama also confirmed the launch of two weekly flights between Costa Rica and Roatán Island in Honduras. The carrier currently operates routes from Costa Rica to Panama City and to Bocas del Toro three times a week.General Manager Eduardo Stagg said in a statement that this is the first time the airline will offer a direct flight to the island, seeking to make the destination more accessible.Honduras Tourism Minister Emilio Silvestri said the new route to Roatán brings high expectations for access to new tourism markets such as Costa Rica.The ministry launched a marketing campaign last Friday in travel agencies and announced that starting next year they will increase their mass media presence to attract more Ticos.Mexican carrier Volaris also confirmed that before the end of the year it will open budget routes to four main Central American destinations, although it did not disclose which ones. The routes will use Costa Rica as a hub; the airline already connects San José with Cancún and Guadalajara in Mexico.The low-cost market in the region already includes VECA Airlines, which offers nonstop flights from San José to El Salvador since February. From there, travelers can connect to routes to Managua, Nicaragua and Guatemala.Flights available to Ticos will also increase with the opening of a route between San José and Guatemala that Tico airline Air Costa Rica is scheduled to open in December. The new carrier also plans to open routes to Colombia, El Salvador and the United States.Market expansionAvianca and Copa dominated the market for flights from Costa Rica to Central American destinations in recent years.The rise in competition now seems to be playing a role in decreasing prices at those airlines, which in recent months have offered special prices for flights between regional destinations.These carriers don’t compete directly through their prices, however. Among others, their strategy is offering special tariffs in their economy class flights, plus benefits previously available only for their business class passengersThey also are offering alliances with other airlines to offer connections to other routes. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgMauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) conducted roadshows in Chandigarh, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Kolkata as part of its efforts to create destination awareness. A total of 20 Mauritian partners like DMCs, hotels, airlines and attractions were part of the roadshow.When asked about connectivity issues from India to Mauritius, Arvind Bundhun, Director, MTPA while talking to the media from Mauritius, expressed that in order to attract a large number of tourists from any country, air connectivity is a must and from India, there is only one carrier that flies directly to Mauritius. This needs to increase considering the growth from the Indian market. “There is scope for one more airline to fly to Mauritius directly from India very soon considering the growth in Indians travelling to the island,” he said.Arvind informed that Air Mauritius, the carrier operating five times a week from Mumbai, two times from Delhi and once a week each from Bengaluru and Chennai plans to add more flights to cater to the increasing capacity. “We can see the growing interest in the aviation sector and are willing to support any Indian carrier willing to fly to Mauritius,” he added.Speaking exclusively with Travel News Digest, Vijaye Haulder, Deputy Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority said, “India is very important for us because of the cultural links. India is the seventh source market for us after France, UK, Germany, South Africa and Reunion Island. Every year we receive 8-10 big Indian weddings, so Mauritius is fast becoming a wedding destination for not only India but all over the world. We are now promoting golf as well. We have 10 golf courses spread across Mauritius and we also have a big tournament coming up in Mauritius. We are here to create awareness and remind travellers about Mauritius. We come to India every year and hold roadshows twice a year in different cities. We are expecting to reach 100,000 visitors in Mauritius by 2020.”Vivek Anand, Country Manager, MTPA said that the roadshows are the most efficient and cost-effective way to meet a large number of quality agents. It is a must for educators wanting to connect, build and maintain long-term partnerships. He added that Mauritius has received footfalls of more than 85,000 visitors from India last year. India is one of the most crucial and promising tourism markets for Mauritius. In 2019, we will continue showcasing ‘Mauritius Beyond the Beach’. This will be done through an advertising campaign.Sanjay Sondhi, MD, OM Tourism mentioned that the overwhelming response of the Indian travel agents, media and wedding planners in these five cities proves the success of our endeavour.last_img read more

first_imgFashionisto Simon Doonan sees magic, madness in soccer style FILE – In this May 13, 2018 file photo, PSG’s Neymar arrives at the UNFP (Union of French Professional Footballers) ceremony, in Paris. Neymar is described by fashionisto Simon Doonan as a psychedelic ninja in Doonan’s book, “Soccer Style: The Magic and Madness,” out on June 12. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File) by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted May 22, 2018 6:47 am PDT Last Updated May 22, 2018 at 7:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Simon Doonan is an established fashionisto and lifelong soccer obsessive. His new book is dedicated to style drivers of the sport just in time for the June 14 start of the World Cup.So what sets soccer players apart in fashion compared to other pro athletes? For starters, they have the perfect physiques to wear just about anything straight off the rack. And the stars often spend big.In the book, “Soccer Style: The Magic and Madness,” Doonan breaks down fashion footballers into five “style tribes.” Doonan says there are the good taste ambassadors, label kings, psychedelic ninjas, hired assassins and bohemians.Doonan says footballer George Best got the fashion ball rolling back in the Swinging ’60s, clearing the way for the likes of David Beckham, Gazza and Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img read more