T-Mobile US starts three-day blitz of ‘un-carrier’ initiatives; Legere slams rivals again

first_img Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more T-Mobile US announced on 9 April a new 4G plan targeting entry-level users, which is to be followed by a “rapid-fire roll-out of multiple initiatives” over the next two days as the operator continues its self-styled ‘un-carrier revolution’.And in a blog berating rivals for lame responses to previous un-carrier measures undertaken by T-Mobile US, CEO John Legere (pictured) warned “we’ve hardly gotten started” in shaking up what he calls an “arrogant” and “out-of-touch” US wireless industry.Under the Simple Starter plan, to be launched 12 April, T-Mobile US customers get unlimited talk and text – and up to 500MB 4G LTE data and tethering – for $40 a month.The plan, emphasised T-Mobile US, has no data overage charges since it caps the 500MB limit.“We are freeing consumers from the predatory practices of traditional US wireless companies, and that includes these plans that start with a low price and a low data limit but then hit you with insane fees if you send one too many emails,” said Legere. “It’s wrong! And I personally want to drive those ridiculous schemes out of this industry.”Legere pointed to AT&T’s entry-level plan, whose costs immediately jump by $20 increments if customers exceed its 300MB limit. “That amounts to an obscene 44 per cent price hike on those customers least able to absorb overages and bill shock,” he said.On what he saw as pale (and short-lived) imitation offers from rivals, Legere said he “didn’t know whether to laugh or cringe as they try to present themselves as anything other than the merciless greedy utilities they are”.The CEO added that when Q1 2014 results are announced it will be “plain as day that we have got it right and they haven’t figured it out”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 APR 2014 T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Author Home T-Mobile US starts three-day blitz of ‘un-carrier’ initiatives; Legere slams rivals again Related FinancialLegereServicesT-Mobile US Ken Wieland Tags Previous ArticleOrange completes Dominican dealNext ArticleFacebook set for Messenger push Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade Amazon reels in MGMlast_img read more

Kenyan president hails sports teams for great performances

first_imgKenyan president vows vengeance for Somalia attack resident Kenyatta (centre) with Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed when they posed for a photo with Team Kenya members at State House Nairobi. Photo/PSCU.Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday congratulated Kenyan teams in various international sport events for outstanding performances.Kenyatta said he has been closely following exploits by the country’s sports men and women, adding, “I am particularly impressed by the performances by our teams at the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco.”The east African nation is ranked seventh at the African Games with 11 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze medals.Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa occupy the top three positions with 270, 126 and 87 medals respectively.According to Kenyatta, the hard-fought win on Friday evening by Malkia Strikers, the country’s women volleyball team, was typical of the resilience and the fighting spirit of the Kenyan people.“We all saw how our volleyball queens put up a spirited fight to win gold last (Friday) night. They fought hard against a tough Cameroonian team to retain their title as African Champions,” he said.Kenyatta also lauded team captain in Rabat, Julius Yego who not only retained his African Championship by winning gold but also ensured fellow Kenyan Alexander Kiprotich came second.He also congratulated the Kenyan team which finished second at the World Martial Arts Mastership Tong Il Moo Do in South Korea for a splendid performance.Other notable Kenyan performances at the continental games which end today include a silver medal win by boxer Shaffi Bakari in the 52kg flyweight, the half marathon gold win by Titus Ekiru and a podium sweep by Kenya in men’s 5,000m as well as the gold win by George Manangoi in 1,500m.Related Kenyan President heads to China for FOCACcenter_img Kenyan judge elected ICC vice presidentlast_img read more

Mäenpää to remain in BS3

After a successful trial in BS3 last summer, the Finnish international made 27 appearances in City colours throughout the 2018/19 campaign.Meanwhile, City have offered extensions to Rory Holden, JoJo Wollacott, Jake Andrews, George Dowling, Opi Edwards, Tom Harrison, James Morton, George Nurse, Ricardo Rees and Harvey Smith.James Burford, Marcus Day, Vincent Harper, Lochlan Robertson, Aaron Sainsbury, Zac Smith and Bradley Webb have also been offered their first professional deals.The club would like to wish Jayden Ali, James Carey, Tom Richards, Joe Hall, Kieran Smith, Aaron Parsons and Chris Turner-Williams all the very best of luck in the future as they depart Ashton Gate this summer. read more

2012 AL championship gear

first_img 987 posts Share this post BPenix 175 34 0 Sign in to follow this   Posted October 19, 2012 Moderators Share this post 7,146 CDixonDesign 0 Next epper Share this post 105 posts 34 Share on other sites 7,146 Posted October 19, 2012 Members Link to post 909 Banned Location:Torrance, California 6,585 posts Sports Logos Posted October 19, 2012 27 Posted October 19, 2012 1 xTr1pleXx Do you has the five bucks? 0 phutmasterflex 1,380 0 Share this post 6,585 posts Members Share this post BPenix The shirt looks awesome and the World Series patch is the nicest one in years. Link to post Share on other sites Page 1 of 2   I do like having the team logos be so prominent on the tshirts. Makes them seem less like the cookie-cutter products they are.The cap is awful, though. The baseball/Rockies logo thing reduces the Tigers’ logo too much. Members 909 Link to post Link to post 2012 AL championship gear Share on other sites Share this post 0 Link to post Location:winston-salem or clemson or wherever Location:West Coast TrueYankee26 0 Members 0 0 7,146 909 909 BASED. Link to post Prev 2 2012 AL championship gear 0 At least my team made it to the LCS, Southern Cali Boy (Can’t say the same for your Doyers or Angels! )Anyways, back to talking about the ugliness of those championship gear!All about the future.One team has a potential ROY/MVP, a Cy Young candidate, and will have Albert with his head right for the entire season.The other has free spending, stable ownership and a pretty stacked roster going forward.I’m just so depressed. Posted October 19, 2012 23 909 23 Posted October 19, 2012 Members Location:Torrance, California 4,436 posts By TrueYankee26, October 19, 2012 in Sports Logo News LMU LMU 0 22,645 186 CDixonDesign Members Share on other sites Link to post 53,285 posts TrueYankee26 Location:Greater Los Angeles Area Go To Topic Listing 2012 AL championship gear Link to post 26,933 posts Share on other sites Location:Redlands, CA Location:in phone Sign in to follow this   TrueYankee26 Posted October 19, 2012 kajeet 27 phutmasterflex Favourite Logos:NFL:Original Ravens and Seahawks,New York Giants script logo,Houston Oilers MLB:Cartoon Oriole Share this post Share this post the user formerly known as NJTank 186 Share on other sites 0 The shirt looks awesome and the World Series patch is the nicest one in years.For once I agree with you, that patch is gorgeous. The style of the logo fits perfectly with the rendering of the trophy. Gorgeous! Page 1 of 2   22,645 Location:Grand Blanc, Michigan CDixonDesign Sports Logos Ok that alt logo (on the side of the tiger hats) is really nice. Share on other sites Posted October 19, 2012 Link to post Share this post epper Share on other sites Share this post Members Love love love the shirt, the hat on the other hand, strangely gives me a Rockies vibe at a quick glance…Yeah. It seemed all Rockies to me. xTr1pleXx BlackBolt3 Members 0 Link to post Prev Share on other sites 0 Share this post 1,005 Link to post BigBubba 26,933 posts SportsLogos.Net Members Do you think they even made any significant quantity of the Yankee version? I’d think they’d wait until a team wins a couple games before starting to print. 0 Posted October 19, 2012 23 0 Posted October 19, 2012 Link to post xTr1pleXx 1 Like the shirtHat blowscenter_img Posted October 19, 2012 0 Members Lights Out At least my team made it to the LCS, Southern Cali Boy (Can’t say the same for your Doyers or Angels! )Anyways, back to talking about the ugliness of those championship gear! 0 Share on other sites Members Share on other sites 0 1,005 GottaDeal Share on other sites 8,818 posts Members Link to post 7,146 BigBubba 909 Location:Charlotte, NC 0 Posted October 19, 2012 Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo Share this post 909 545 posts Forums Home Moderators I like the addition of the trophy to the patch (Even if it is, by far, the worst of the 4 major trophies). It seems like MLB is making a concerted effort to push that trophy design in their marketing, just like other 3 sports push theirs:- NBA with the giant trophy on the court and patch on the jersey- NFL using the Lombardi Trophy in the recurring SB logos- NHL using the Cup on all their patches….hell, naming their entire playoffs after the trophy. GottaDeal SmoothieX I like it. Looks sharp. 4,356 0 1,674 posts 1,380 What??? Those things are beautiful. 4,356 Recommended Posts Share on other sites Share on other sites 26,359 posts Share on other sites Link to post 6,585 posts Villain 175 big baller bird Posted October 19, 2012 Share on other sites Forums Home Link to post Gothamite TrueYankee26 That cap would be so much better if they took out the trophy from the patch on the side. Just let it be that World Series logo, and not overpower the cap. 1,380 34 Posted October 19, 2012 4,356 22,645 3,499 posts Members Posted October 19, 2012 Board Man + Young Trece Followers 2 Share this post Link to post 0 Posted October 19, 2012 Share this post 1 0 All Activity 1,005 6,671 posts Link to post 909 Love love love the shirt, the hat on the other hand, strangely gives me a Rockies vibe at a quick glance… 0 Share this post Posted October 19, 2012 186 6,822 posts 6,671 posts 786 DarkJourney Share this post SmoothieX 5,835 posts BlackBolt3 TrueYankee26 Members 0 2 Gothamite Share this post Lights Out Share this post kajeet Share this post Next five boroughs, one City. 7,146 0 0 SportsLogos.Net 0 Share on other sites Share this post Members 786 Members 175 Posted October 19, 2012 I dig the t-shirt, but the hats is painful to look at.Now the kids in Nicaragua will have something else to wear besides those 19-0 Patriots shirts. Dammit, I wanted a 19-0 shirt. The shirt is actually really nice-looking, but the cap is way too cookie-cutter and boring.EDIT: Yikes, that World Series patch is a bit obnoxious, no? It’s bigger than the “D” logo. Link to post 909 7,146 175 Sports Logo News 0 Link to post Location:Charlotte, NC 27 545 posts TrueYankee26 786 175 All Activity 175 UGLY. Share on other sites Posted October 20, 2012 These are so much better than the godawful Division Champion shirts. I actually really like these.(And yeah, the nicer ones are indeed being shipped to Nicaragua. ) DarkJourney Share on other sites LMU Share on other sites Members Link to post Followers 2 0 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 281 posts xTr1pleXx LMU CDixonDesign Do you has the five bucks? 0 I’d bet that nicer ones in your eyes are being shipped to Nicaragua Sports Logo News Posted October 19, 2012last_img read more

Browns’ Landry ahead of schedule in rehab from hip surgery

first_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 21st May, 2020 06:29 IST Browns’ Landry Ahead Of Schedule In Rehab From Hip Surgery Quarantine has allowed Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry to focus even more on his recovery from off-season hip surgery. COMMENT Quarantine has allowed Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry to focus even more on his recovery from off-season hip surgery.Landry, who opted for surgery in February after being slowed by an injury last season, said on a Zoom call Wednesday that his rehab has gone as well as expected and he’s “a little bit” ahead of schedule.Landry envisions being back on the field in August — assuming players are allowed to return in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Rehab process is going great,” Landry said from his Florida home. “It’s just a little difficult obviously, just some of the modality type of things I’ve been doing that obviously with quarantine and everything I haven’t been able to have access to. So that’s kind of been the toughest part of it.”Right now I’m a little bit ahead of schedule, but the most important thing right now is taking it day by day. I can’t predict when exactly I’ll be on the field, whether that’s July, August or September. But obviously my return date is sometime in August.”Landry didn’t miss a game last season despite a hip injury that flared up in training camp. The 27-year-old has never missed a game since breaking in with Miami in 2014 and said he’s determined to keep his streak intact.“That’s one of the goals that I would set out for myself since I was a kid watching ‘Monday Night Football,’” he said. “And it’s still something that’s in the back of my mind. Obviously I want to make sure that I’m going through this process the right way, too, and making sure that I’m healthy enough to be able to go out there and help the team win games and not hurt the team.”Landry finished with a team-high 83 catches for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns last season. In six seasons, he has 564 catches for 6,188 yards and 32 TDs.During the shutdown because of the virus outbreak, Landry has stayed in touch with good friend and teammate Odell Beckham Jr., who had surgery in January for a core muscle injury.“We’ve been Face-Timing,” Landry said. “We’ve been kind of documenting our whole process of recovery and sending it back and forth to each other. Obviously right now, it’s a crucial time in our recovery stages of getting our strength back. The healing process is kind of done. Now it’s time to make sure that everything’s working together.”NOTES: The Browns signed two 2020 draft picks: TE Harrison Bryant and WR Donovan Peoples-Jones to their rookie contracts. Bryant, the John Mackey Award winner last season from Florida Atlantic, was taken in the fourth round while People-Jones, who played at Michigan, was drafted in the sixth round. Landry and Peoples-Jones became friends before the draft and Landry has been impressed with his new teammate. “He has a lot of questions, which I admire about him,” Landry said. “He’s asking me about punters. He’s asking me about the team. He’s asking me about guys on the team. I see already he’s a hard worker. I see that he’s eager to learn.” Associated Press Television News FOLLOW UScenter_img First Published: 21st May, 2020 06:29 IST Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVlast_img read more

Breakin’ into Bieber: Young Aurora dancer’s YouTube moves secure concert spot

first_img Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, poses for a photo on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, dances with his dance class on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel AURORA | For most Americans, dancing is an activity largely reserved for personal, intimate circumstance.Shimmying shoulders and frantic feet often crop up during isolated moments of exaltation — at stop lights, during sudsy ceremonies of matrimony and other bliss, and while stumbling across Internet clips of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” or myriad late-night talk show hooligans. But for Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, the bigger the stage, the better. The 11-year-old modern dance phenom has made a name for himself among the Front Range dance community in recent years, consistently nabbing the top spot in breakdancing competitions and even appearing on an episode of “The Tonight Show” when it was under the helm of comedian Jay Leno. And this weekend, Jaramillo will be taking the biggest stage in his short yet decorated career when he performs in front of some 15,000 pop music aficionados and alongside the genre’s presiding prince, Justin Bieber. Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, dances with his dance class on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, poses for a photo on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, poses for a photo on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, stretches in a dance class on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, poses for a photo on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, poses for a photo on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel Aurora resident Jonathan Jaramillo, 11, poses for a photo on Friday March 25, 2016 at Millennium Dance Complex. Jaramillo won a YouTube contest to dance with Justin Bieber on stage at his concert on April 4.Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel “I’m just overwhelmed with excitement,” Jaramillo said. Jaramillo will perform a short dance routine onstage with Bieber, the pop star’s professional backup dancers and three other young dancers from the metro area during the singer’s performance of his song “Children” at his upcoming concert Monday at the Pepsi Center.“We are thrilled that he’s getting this opportunity because we know it’s something he’ll never forget,” said Desiree Jaramillo, Jonathan’s mom and manager.Also a student at Denver School of the Arts, Jonathan was one of four winners of a YouTube dance contest organized by Bieber’s creative director and choreographer, Nick DeMoura. Given just two days to memorize a roughly 30-second routine, Jonathan uploaded a video of himself performing the steps the first week of March and shortly thereafter learned he had beaten out dozens of other young dancers to co-win the contest.“We were so excited,” Desiree said. “I got the email when I was at work and I started crying at my desk all by myself. I was so proud.”Partial to any dance that allows him to pop and weave, Jonathan said that the Bieber routine is a sort of funky hip-hop.In recent weeks, Jonathan has been perfecting his Bieber steps at his home in southeast Aurora and at the Millennium Dance Complex in Centennial, one of two professional dance studios at which he studies. The other is School of Breaking on East Jewell Avenue in Aurora.Taryn Vincent, co-owner at Millennium, said that Jonathan’s reputation among the Front Range dance community preceded him.“I’d seen him dance several times, so as soon as he walked in (last year) I knew who he was,” Vincent said. “He has a little reputation for being awesome.”Jonathan, who has talent agents in both Los Angeles and Denver, said that he’s excited about the prospects the Bieber performance and subsequent exposure could yield.“I hope this will open a lot more doors for me,” he said.Desiree said that Monday’s performance could provide a glimpse at what Jonathan’s future might hold.“I think he’s really excited to get the experience of what it’s going to be like on a stage that large and get a look at what he can do when he gets older,” she said.last_img read more

Windsurfers championed for SEA Games success

first_imgThe Windsurf Association subsequently sent the athletes to hone their skills in the RSX World Champions 2017 in Japan in September to prepare for the next Olympic Games, also to be held in Japan in 2020.  ‘Oat’ Natta­pong is currently ranked number 50 in the world in the Gold and Silver fleet and this month both he and Daow will remain in Pattaya and practice locally to prepare for upcoming competitions.Pattaya councilors at the meeting congratulated the two sailors on their achievements and stated that they are proud to have such skilled youths to represent Thailand and Pattaya, bringing joy to the country.  Thailand’s windsurfing has now stepped up to yet another level and looks set to grow further going forward. ‘Oat’ Nattapong Phonoparat (left) and ‘Daow’ Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam (right) wear their gold medals at a civic reception to celebrate their SEA Games success, held at the Surf Kitchen Restaurant in Jomtien on October 1.Pattaya windsurfers brought back pride and joy from the 29th Sea Games, held in Malaysia in August, returning with 2 gold medals and contributing to Thailand finishing runners-up to the host nation in the final overall medal table.A special ceremony was held at the Surf Kitchen Restaurant in Jomtien on October 1 to celebrate the success of the Thai windsurfing team.  Many civic dignitaries were in attendance to congratulate the victorious sailors including former city mayor Ittipol Khunplume, president of the Windsurf Association Pattaya and Vice Admiral Sorayut Danegtet, vice president of the Windsurf Association Thailand.Support Pattaya Mail – Click HereThe two gold medals performances came in the RS1 Mens competition, with ‘Oat’ Nattapong Phonoparat emerging as the champion, and the RS1 Womens category where ‘Daow’ Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam proved to be too good for her international rivals.last_img read more

Cavs’ Iman Shumpert arrested for DUI weed consumption

first_imgIman Shumpert was caught stepping out on his woman when he was arrested back in August for DUI marijuana possession after leaving his “homegirl’s house” in Atlanta.Shumpert was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th for a lane change violation and because his taillights weren’t on in his rented Audi A3, TMZ reported.Shumpert allegedly reeked of weed and his eyes were bloodshot, the officer reported.Shumpert said he had just driven from his “homegirl’s house” and was on his way to the airport to pick up his father.Shumpert failed the field sobriety test and admitted he had smoked weed before leaving his friend’s house.During a search of the vehicle, the officers found a jar with weed in it.Shumpert also declined to do a blood test, claiming that “people would recognize him and it would cause a scene.”Shumpert was charged with DUI marijuana, possession of weed and failure to maintain his lane. Photos: Instagramlast_img read more

Human resources unpacked

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Sarsfields Book Place In All-Ireland Senior Camogie Club Final

first_imgThe Sarsfields Panel before yesterday’s All-Ireland Club Semi-Final with St Vincents. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Michael McGrath’s side were 1-13 to 0-8 winners over St Vincents from Dublin while defending champions Slaughtneil were 2-10 to 1-10 winners over Scariff in the other Semi-Final. Sarsfields will play Slaughtneil in the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Final on the 1st of March following their Semi-Final win yesterday afternoon. Here is the match report from Tommy DevaneAfter the game, Tommy spoke to Sarsfields Manager Michael McGrathTommy then spoke to Player of the Match Siobhan McGrathlast_img read more

Moura named first Premier League Player of the Month as Gracia bags manager gong

first_imgTOTTENHAM winger Lucas Moura has been rewarded for his goalscoring exploits in August by being named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month.Watford boss Javi Gracia picked up the Manager of the Month trophy after guiding the Hornets to three consecutive wins, before adding a fourth last weekend to welcome in September.3 Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has been named as August’s Premier League Player of the MonthCredit: Premier League View this post on Instagram The @premierleague Manager of the Month for August, Javi Gracia! 🏆 • • • #watfordfc A post shared by Watford FC (@watfordfcofficial) on Sep 7, 2018 at 3:00am PDTMoura – a January signing from Paris Saint-Germain – failed to hit the heights in the top-flight last season, but has been Spurs’ key man this campaign.The 26-year-old opened his account with a fantastic curling strike in the 3-1 win against Fulham at Wembley.That was before his double helped Tottenham stun Manchester United with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford.Mauricio Pochettino’s side won their opening three Premier League games before they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.3 Moura, 26, banged in a double against Manchester United during a 3-0 win at Old TraffordCredit: AP:Associated Press3 Javi Gracia’s side have won all four Premier League games this seasonCredit: Reuters View this post on Instagram The gaffer gets a soaking! 💦 • • • #watfordfc A post shared by Watford FC (@watfordfcofficial) on Sep 7, 2018 at 3:32am PDTGracia – who saw his side beat Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace in August – heaped praise on his side as he was awarded his prize at training.After a quick change of clothes having been soaked by his squad, the 48-year-old said: “We are a good family.“It’s important not to look at the end of the road, but to enjoy the journey as well.”He added: “I am very pleased. This award is a consequence of results in games we have played and that comes from the work of everyone here.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford”When you start something you must think you can do it, but it is always more difficult in reality.”Watford face Manchester United at home after the international break, while Tottenham welcome table-toppers Liverpool to Wembley.Goals of the Month: Watch the best goals from August in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

SHRM Advocacy Team Spotlight – Shoals Chapter SHRM

first_imgSHRM Advocacy Team Spotlight – Congressional Recess Activity by Sandra Sockwell, Shoals Chapter SHRMThe Shoals Chapter SHRM was pleased to host Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who presented the Chapter’s program at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club in Muscle Shoals, AL, on Thursday, August 14.  Since he had visited our Chapter a time or two in the past, and we had visited him many times in regular SHRM Hill Visits, for this meeting we asked him to tell us what was going on in Washington, DC.  He spent most of the time explaining his views on immigration reform.  Very detailed, he laid out the reasons he and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) are so adamant that reform be approached in a comprehensive way.  We see that Rep. Brooks voted “Aye” on H.R. 2575, the “Save American Workers Act,” which defines full-time employees as working 40 hours instead of 30 as under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Also, Rep. Brooks was listed as a new co-sponsor, along with several others, of the “Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 1772), subtitled, “Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act.”  We believe these bills are good for America’s workforce and business—and that they support HR best practices. We are fortunate to have Rep. Brooks’ field representative, Laura Webb Smith, attend our Shoals Chapter meetings whenever her schedule permits.  When the A-Team sent the first reminder about the then-upcoming August recess, I phoned her immediately and she arranged for the Representative to visit us since he would be home on our meeting date.  It has been rewarding to have a field rep interested in helping an elected official realize how important the HR community is for supporting American business interests, as well as the interests of our several thousand employees represented by the Shoals Chapter’s members.  When SHRM was encouraging officials during Hill Visits to support making Section 127 of the IRS Code permanent a few years ago, we encouraged Rep. Brooks, an economist by education, to check out the bill to see if he could/would support it.  To our excitement, he signed on as a co-sponsor to that bill in the House!  And it passed.  Now that was a rush. We are encouraged to have such a relationship established with an elected official who values the input of his constituents and who arranges to visit us when District visits coincide with our meeting dates.  We heartily encourage all Chapters to try a similar approach.  Savvy staffers, we’ve found, blaze the way to an official’s schedule!Sandra Sockwell, Ph.D., SPHRShoals Chapter SHRMFlorence, ALSHRM A-Team Member To visit the SHRM Advocacy Team blog page, please click here.To visit the SHRM Policy Action Center, please click here.last_img read more

Paqueta: Giampaolo confused us

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta claims there is “no more confusion” at the club following the arrival of Stefano Pioli. The Brazilian, who has struggled to recapture the form he showed towards the end of last season, did not hold back when asked about the differences between Pioli and predecessor Marco Giampaolo. “I believe that with [Stefano] Pioli the team is more at ease. Before, someone was not in the right position or someone else in a position they didn’t like. “If a player plays in a position they prefer then they play better, and this is happening now.” Giampaolo is known for not communicating greatly with his players. Indeed, Fabio Quagliarella revealed in September that the former Sampdoria Coach only spoke to him “five or six times in three years”. The ex-Empoli boss also had a strained relationship with Paqueta, urging him to be “less Brazilian” in his approach. “Pioli is more direct in asking us certain things, and this has made things better for us. “When you receive too much information, you get a bit confused, but with him everything is clear.” The 22-year-old has made eight appearances for the Rossoneri this term, providing one assist.last_img read more

AirAsia touches down with NRL Touch Football partnership

first_imgNRL Touch Football (NRLTF) and the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, AirAsia announced a new partnership that will see the airline become the Official Airline Partner of NRL Touch Football in Australia.As part of the deal, the airline will proudly carry the Australian Youth Touch Football teams to and from Kuala Lumpur for the upcoming Youth Touch World Cup in August.NRLTF Chief Executive Steve Mitchell said, “We’re very excited to welcome AirAsia to the touch football family.“AirAsia is a renowned global brand and a world leader in their category. It’s an exciting time to be working with them as they develop their brand in Australia,” he said.“This partnership is particularly significant for our Australian youth teams, solidifying our quest to make the sport more affordable for participants and their families.”AirAsia X Group Head of Commercial Barry Klipp said, “AirAsia and AirAsia X are pleased to welcome NRL Touch Football to our ever-growing list of #DARETODREAM sporting partnerships.“AirAsia is an airline that believes in helping people achieve their dreams, and like sport is driven through hard work and determination. To inspire and enable these young Australians to discover their full potential as part of the Youth Touch World Cup in August this year is fantastic.“We look forward to welcoming the Australian youth teams on-board next month for the Youth World Cup.”AirAsia operates more than 60 services per week from Australia to its hub in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, with onward connections to more than 130 destinations across Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the US. AirAsia also operates the only wide-body A330 service between the Gold Coast and Auckland daily.About AirAsia Group AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia by passengers, services an extensive network of over 130 destinations. Since starting operations in 2001, AirAsia has carried more than 500 million guests and has grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the Middle East. AirAsia has been named the World’s Best LowCost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards ten times in a row from 2009 to 2018. AirAsia was also awarded World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 World Travel Awards, where it also beat a field of full-service carriers to become the first ever low-cost carrier to win World’s Leading Inflight Service. To book your airfares for the World Cup or your next holiday, visit www.airasia.comlast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer reveals new Pogba setback

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer reveals new Pogba setbackby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Paul Pogba is struggling to make Monday’s clash with Arsenal.Pogba aggravated an ankle injury in United’s Carabao Cup draw with League One Rochdale, in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side scraped through on penalties.“The situation is he finished the game, 90 minutes, which was fantastic, but he got a knock to his ankle which is very swollen,” said Solskjaer.”So it was better not to go there with the team and he’s in a race for Monday. But that’s the way it is.“Luke’s back in training today, so let’s see how he is. He’s getting there so let’s see how he reacts the next couple of days.“He’s been working really hard, so we hope to see him before international break.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ranking The Big Ten Teams’ Schedules By Difficulty

first_imgOhio State's Darron Lee laying a hit on a Wisconsin player.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 06: Sam Arneson #49 of the Wisconsin Badgers loses the ball next to Darron Lee #43 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Buckeyes won the game 59-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Big Ten TVScheduling in college football is one of the things that makes the sport extremely unique. Even within conferences, the schedules are wildly unbalanced. Some top teams try to run the table, while others build in tough road games to boost strength of schedule rankings. Rebuilding teams may look to feast on cupcakes, or subscribe to the “hottest fire forges the strongest steel” theory.The Big Ten is no different. A few months ago, we ranked the most difficult and easiest schedules ahead of the 2016 season. The league was well-represented on both lists, with three teams a piece. Now, we’re ranking the slates for all 14 teams in the conference.Which teams are challenging themselves this season, and which are scheduling for success? Here is our ranking of the Big Ten’s schedules by difficult.Next: No. 14 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15last_img read more

Windows 10 now on more than 900 million devices

first_imgSan Francisco: Microsoft has revealed that there were more than 900 million devices running on Windows 10 and the company was also edging closer to its 1 billion mark by 2020. Microsoft said that there have been more new Windows 10 devices in the last 12 months than in any previous year since it was introduced in 2015. “#Windows10 is on more than 900M devices! Thanks to our customers, we added more new Windows 10 devices in the last 12 months than ever before. From PCs to HoloLens to Xbox to Surface Hub, Windows continues to power innovation-with more to come next week,” Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Modern Life and Devices Group, tweeted on Tuesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The company hit the 700 million mark of Windows 10 devices in September 2018, followed by 800 million in March and 900 million this month. More than 50 per cent of all PCs were now running Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system (OS), which comes after over four years of its release. Windows 10 OS had 48.86 per cent market share in July and gained 2.13 percentage points to hit 50.99 per cent in August. However, growth has been slow ever since the Windows 10 free upgrade expired in July 2016. Windows 8 OS stayed flat at 0.63 per cent while Windows 8.1 lost 0.91 points to 4.20 per cent. Together, they owned a 4.83 per cent market share at the end of August.last_img read more

Article 370 SC refers batch of pleas to Constitution bench hearing from

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday referred a batch of petitions challenging the Centre’s abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and related issues to its Constitution bench which would commence hearing on them on Tuesday. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi referred the pleas, which have also raised matters such as alleged restrictions imposed on the movement of journalists in Kashmir and illegal detention of minors in the Valley, to a 5-judge bench of the apex court. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The bench will be headed by justice N V Ramana and also comprise justices S K Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, B R Gavai and Surya Kant. Several petitions have been filed challenging the Centre’s decision abrogating Article 370 provisions and bifurcating the state into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The UTs will come into being on October 31. The Petitions have been filed by the National Conference, the Sajjad Lone-led JK Peoples Conference and several other individuals, including the first plea filed by advocate M L Sharma. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The NC plea was filed by Lok Sabha MPs Mohammad Akbar Lone and Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi. Lone is a former speaker of the J&K Assembly and justice Masoodi a retired judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. In 2015, he had ruled that Article 370 was a permanent feature of the Constitution. Other pleas include the one filed by a group of former defence officers and bureaucrats. They have also sought directions declaring the presidential orders of August 5 “unconstitutional, void and inoperative”. It was filed by professor Radha Kumar, a former member of the Home Ministry’s Group of Interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir (2010-11), former IAS officer of J&K cadre Hindal Haidar Tyabji, Air Vice Marshal (retd) Kapil Kak, Major General (retd) Ashok Kumar Mehta, former Punjab-cadre IAS officer Amitabha Pande and former Kerala-cadre IAS officer Gopal Pillai, who retired as the Union home secretary in 2011. A petition has also been filed by bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal, along with his party colleague and former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) leader Shehla Rashid. There are other petitions challenging the Centre’s decision on Article 370. The NC leaders submitted that the Presidential Orders paved the way for application of entire provisions of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir and also have the effect of nullifying Article 35A and completely abrogating Article 370. While challenging the Centre’s decisions to scrap provisions of the Article 370 that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and dividing it into two Union Territories, the two MPs have sought a direction to declare the Act and the Presidential Orders as “unconstitutional, void and inoperative”. They submitted that the apex court now has to examine whether the Union government can “unilaterally” unravel the unique federal scheme under the cover of President’s rule while undermining crucial elements of due process and rule of law. “This case, therefore, goes to the heart of Indian federalism, democratic processes and role of the apex court as the guardian of the federal structure,” the petition has said. They submitted that Article 370 was extensively considered as carefully drafted in order to ensure the peaceful and democratic accession of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir to the Indian Union. The two have contended that the Presidential Orders and the new legislation unconstitutionally undermine the scheme of Article 370. The first Presidential Order uses Article 370 (1)(d) — this was meant to apply other provisions of the Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir — to alter Article 370 itself and thereby the terms of federal relationship between the J-K and Union of India, they have submitted.last_img read more

New Delhi Passengers of IRCTCs DelhiLucknow Tej

first_imgNew Delhi: Passengers of IRCTC’s Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will be compensated in case of delays, the Railway subsidiary said on Tuesday. An amount of Rs 100 will be paid in case the delay is for over an hour and Rs 250 for delays for over two hours, it said. This latest offer is in addition to the Rs 25-lakh free insurance that has been given to passengers of the train, which will be the IRCTC’s first. This travel insurance also includes a coverage of Rs 1 lakh against household theft and robbery during travel period of the passengers. The train will be flagged off on October 4.last_img read more

Barcelona Lionel Messi has insisted there are no

first_imgBarcelona: Lionel Messi has insisted there are no problems between him and Antoine Griezmann or between the players and Barcelona’s board. Messi returned from injury to make his second start of the season against Inter Milan in the Champions League as Barca came from behind to win 2-1 on Wednesday. Speaking after the match, Messi was asked about his relationship with Griezmann, who had said on Tuesday it was “difficult” to establish a connection with the Argentine while he had been injured. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “Obviously we have no problem,” Messi said. “There is a good relationship with everyone, the dressing room is united. We needed this victory and hopefully now we can kick on and continue in this way.” Luis Suarez scored a sensational double at Camp Nou and it was Messi that supplied the Uruguayan’s 85th-minute winner, with a pass at the end of a weaving run down the right. Barcelona now sit level on four points with Borussia Dortmund in Group F. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters There have also been suggestions of a rift between Barcelona’s players and the board, with Gerard Pique implying last weekend that articles critical of the team had come from higher up the club, however Messi denied the relationship had soured “We are fine. The important thing is to talk about the triumph of today and against Getafe,” he said. “We have Sevilla now to finish well before the international break. We will try to win it because it creates a mess when there is no football so we want to finish well and go out on a high before the break.”last_img read more

New Delhi Delhi witnessed a dip in temperature by

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi witnessed a dip in temperature by two notches on Friday morning, a day after rain lashed several parts of the national capital. According to a MeT department official, the minimum temperature recorded was 19.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average. The humidity level was 86 per cent at 8.30 am. The weatherman has predicted light rains later in the day. “There is possibility of light rains in several areas today. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 34 degrees Celsius,” he said The Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is considered official for the city, recorded 47.3 mm rainfall in last 24 hours. At the Palam observatory, 30.2 mm rainfall was recorded during the same period. On Thursday, the minimum temperature settled at 23.8 degrees while the maximum temperature recorded was 34.8 degrees Celsius.last_img read more

Kiev At least three people died when a transport

first_imgKiev: At least three people died when a transport plane crashed Friday while coming in to land in western Ukraine, emergency services said. The Antonov-12 with eight people on board crash-landed 1.5 kilometres (just over a mile) from the runway at Lviv airport, killing at least three and injuring three. Crew members were trapped in the wreckage and two more were missing, the emergency services said. Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii said on Facebook that five died. He said the aircraft was operated by Kiev-based company Ukraine Air Alliance and flying in from Vigo in Spain. He added that it was thought the plane had run out of fuel. The emergency services posted a picture of the plane with one wing ripped off.last_img read more

Criminals involved in 30 cases arrested

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested two notorious armed auto lifters-cum-snatchers and BC’s of Sagar Pur police station identified as Abhishek, age 24 years and Rohan, aged 22 years.With their arrest one loaded country-made pistol along with three extra live cartridges, three stolen motorcycles and two snatched mobile phones were also recovered from their possession. Acting on the tip of the team was deployed near the expected place of arrival that is Mangla Puri Bus Stand, Palam Village, New Delhi. After some time as per secret information two suspects were spotted riding on a stolen motorcycle and were asked to stop for checking, but instead of following the directions of police team, they tried to sped away from the spot. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe team immediately swung into action and nabbed the accused persons Abhishek and Rohan both residents of Sagar Pur. During the cursory frisking of accused Abhishek one loaded country-made pistol and one extra live cartridge and from the possession of accused Rohan alias Golu two live cartridges were recovered. The duo were involved in more than 30 cases of snatching robbery and car theft. “During sustained interrogation both the accused persons disclosed that they used to target parking lots for vehicle thefts and commit a crime, equipped with arms to evade arrest,” said DCP South West Deevender Arya.last_img read more

RBI repo rate reduction to 515 in line with market expectations says

first_imgNew Delhi: The reduction of the Repo rate by 25 bps to 5.15 per cent by RBI is widely in line with market expectations, said Punjab National Bank MD and CEO Mallikarjuna Rao . Further, RBI has continued with an accommodative stance, suggesting possibility of further rate cuts, if required. This rate cut will perfectly complement the fiscal measures announced by the government to help strengthen private consumption and spur investment activity going forward. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraOverall liquidity has remained surplus in August and September 2019. In the backdrop of current macroeconomic setting of lower growth and range bound inflation, there may be a case for surplus liquidity to not only uplift the sentiment but also for effective rate transmission. The expected GDP growth rate has been justifiably revised downward to 6.1 per cent for 2019-20, given the hitherto weak domestic demand conditions. However going ahead, the easing of rates combined with the fiscal measures announced by the Government recently are expected to revive demand, thereby giving a fillip to the economic growth.last_img read more

Prohibitory orders continue in Aarey Colony tree felling on

first_imgMumbai: Prohibitory orders continued to be in force in Aarey Colony and surrounding areas for the second day on Sunday, as felling of trees was underway to make way for a Metro car shed, a police official said. Heavy security was deployed at Aarey Colony’s five entry points, including the key connecting road near the Western Express Highway, to prevent people from going towards the area and to avoid any untoward incident, he said. Most of the shops, restaurants and roadside stalls remained closed in the area in view of the imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), banning unlawful assembly, since Saturday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The police official said the situation was expected to become normal soon. Patrolling was stepped up in the tribal hamlets located in Aarey area and those found assembling there were being taken into custody, but later let off after proper verification, he said. On Saturday, clashes broke out between the police and green activists who tried to stop tree cutting by Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) in Aarey Colony, leading to arrest of at least 29 people. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports The MMRCL started hacking trees from Friday night to make way for the car shed, hours after the Bombay High Court dismissed four petitions filed by NGOs and activists challenging the decision to allow felling of nearly 2,700 trees in the prime green lung of the city. “Several trees in the area have been cut and security has been tightened,” the police official said. He said that Section 144 of the CrPC will remain imposed in the area till the completion of cutting of the prescribed number of trees. “We have identified five major spots which are broadly used to get access into the Aarey Colony, including from the Western Express Highway, Marol police training camp centre and one route coming from Mulund side,” he said. “Police personnel have been deployed on all these spots. Pedestrians have been advised not to venture into five km area in the vicinity of Aarey Colony. Besides, those residing in the area need to show their Aadhaar cards to move around. We are ensuring that no one is allowed free access to the disputed area,” he said. Several senior police officials are on bandobast duty, he added. Earlier, opposition parties slammed the ruling BJP- Shiv Sena, stating they failed to save the trees. Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray also criticised the MMRCL and backed the protesters. The MMRCL has defended tree felling by contending that it is restricted only to a small area in Aarey Colony, and is necessary to ensure a modern transport system for Mumbaikars. The proposed car shed for the Metro-3 line (Colaba- Bandra-Seepz) will occupy 33 hectares.last_img read more