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first_imgFonseca hails Roma’s ‘courage’ after victory over Bolognaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma boss Paulo Fonseca hailed his players’ “courage” after victory at Bologna.Edin Dzeko headed a winner in the final seconds – after Gianluca Mancini received a second yellow card for a raised elbow on Federico Santander.”We played well and I thought dominated throughout the match,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.“It’s true that in the second half Bologna pushed on the counter-attack and created scoring opportunities, but we deserved the victory for our character, unity and courage.”He added: “We know that our playing style involves running some risks, but that is what we have decided, that is our approach and we’re not going to change it.“I have adapted slightly and I think this version is more realistic in Serie A, but we always want to go for the win. I think everyone in the side is happy with the way we are playing, so they are enthusiastic and motivated.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgOxford Police Department's tweet trolls Ole Miss.oxford police department ole miss arkansasoxford police department ole miss arkansasArkansas quarterback Brandon Allen is having his way against Ole Miss’ defense Saturday night, as he’s currently 26-of-33 for 339 yards and four touchdowns. The Rebels’ defense has looked so bad, that the police department in town is poking a bit of fun at them.The Oxford Police Department, clearly joking, suggested that fans need to stop calling 911 with requests to kick Arkansas’ quarterback out of the stadium.Asking us to kick the Arkansas QB out of the stadium is not a legit reason to dial 911. #ARKvsMISS— Oxford Police Dept (@OxfordPolice) November 7, 2015The Razorbacks and Rebels are currently tied 38-38 with 10 minutes to play.last_img

first_imgTORONTO — It’s an open secret among real estate agents that in certain communities, condo units on the fourth floor can take longer to sell.“When I was younger, I didn’t believe any of these things. I thought it was just BS,” said Tina Mak, a Vancouver-area real estate agent who has been in the business for nearly 30 years.“You don’t believe in it but when it keeps on repeating… then you cannot, not believe it.”In some Asian cultures, including Mak’s, the number four is shunned as unlucky because the pronunciations closely resemble the word for death in Mandarin and Cantonese.Mak, the founding president of the Vancouver chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, says for many of her clients, this cultural preference is real, and plays a large part in driving their real estate decisions.So much so that many municipalities across the country have specifically addressed the issue of tetraphobia, the fear of the number four, or the more commonly found triskaidekaphobia, the fear of number 13.A few years ago, city officials in Vancouver began seeing a rise in special applications by commercial and residential developers asking for permission to skip any floor that contained the number four, in addition to the 13th floor.As the city continued to build up, this meant that more buildings were shooting up without a fourth floor, a 13th floor, a 14th floor, 24th floor and so on.What began as an accommodation soon became a bureaucratic headache for city staff and a glaring safety risk for emergency personnel.“It happened with just one or two buildings at first and then spread rather rapidly. So before we knew it, it was being applied to most new applications coming in,” said Pat Ryan, Vancouver’s chief building official.  “It was starting to spiral out of control.”In 2015, Vancouver announced it was banning the practice of leaving out floor numbers in new condo and office tower developments.The biggest concern, says Ryan, was that fire crews and condo owners were being put at risk by the unpredictable numbering system, noting that firefighters climbing stairs in a smoke-filled environment could easily be off by a number of floors if they’re not in sequential order. “On a fire truck, you also put the pressure of the water hose to match the floor of the building. If you’re off by 10 stories, that could create confusion,” he said. “Basically, it just wasn’t worth the risk of continuing.”Vancouver buildings that were already missing floors were not required to re-number, but they had to add extra signage and lighting on the floors, in the stairwells and in the elevators to assist emergency personnel.Ryan said the city didn’t want to continue to allow the long-held practice of doing away with the 13th floor, but not allow the same practice to be applied with any floors that contained the number four, for fear of being seen as favouring one cultural group over another.“So we put all the numbers back. It just made our lives so much simpler,” he said. “We were expecting backlash, but it just didn’t happen.”Edmonton says it also has a similar policy in place.But just north of Toronto, which allows irregular address numbering, the town of Richmond Hill, Ont., approached this issue in a different way: it has banned outright the number 13 and four from any new housing developments.The town was getting inundated with special requests from homeowners to add suffixes, like an A or B, to addresses containing the number four because they were having difficulty selling their homes.Richmond Hill council passed a resolution in 2013 to disallow the number four to be used in any new ground-level housing developments. ” The number 13 had already been banned from addresses for at least 20 years, said Gus Galanis, director of development planning for the town.“What really prompted the change was the frequency in requests,” he said. “They said it was basically for cultural reasons, they didn’t want to go into details but said it was because of bad luck.”Galanis says it came down to the council providing good “customer service” to its constituents.“We’ve been trying to work with the public to see where we can accommodate, and I think in my mind, we’ve been very flexible,” he said.For real estate agent Tina Mak, she says cultural superstitions  — whether it be a property address or the way a front door is lined up with a backdoor — can be an immediate deal breaker for her clients, and her.“I’ve done it a million times… (I’ve told them) I don’t want you to buy this because I see that you will have a hard time selling it in the future,” she said.“If you want to buy it, I’m not going to give you any advice because I don’t believe this is the right purchase for you.”Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgPolice are asking anyone with information on this, or who knows the identity of the suspect, to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250 784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1 877 222-8477 DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are looking for a male suspect after an alleged assault Tuesday along the Dawson Trails.According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP, a man was walking along the Dawson trails on Tuesday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. when he encountered another man walking along the path. Cpl. Saunderson said that a verbal interaction between them escalated in an assault. The victim received an injury consistent with an edged weapon and received medical treatment. His injury is not considered to be life-threatening.The male suspect is described as standing 6’1″ tall, with a moustache, and a scar near his mouth. At the time of the assault, the suspect was wearing a red sweatshirt with an Adidas logo and a hole in the back, blue jeans, and red, possibly Nike-brand sneakers.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Ajay Maken on Saturday accused the BJP government of doing injustice to government employees, saying that the Modi government gave the worst recommendations in the seventh pay commission.Addressing a press conference here, he said: “The BJP has been known for its anti-government employee stand.” Maken also assured that if voted to power, the Congress will become the voice of the government employees and will fill the 22 lakh vacant posts and also regularise the jobs of the contractual workers. Also Read – CM urges Delhiites to help accident victims”In 2003, when the NDA was in power, they did not permit to form the committee for the sixth pay commission. And after coming to power in 2014, they gave the worst seventh pay commission recommendations,” he said. Maken, who is contesting from the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Meenakshi Lekhi, said there are about 35 per cent government employees in his parliamentary constituency and so he is raising the issue. Also Read – Kejriwal seeks Transport Dept’s views on odd-even exemption”In our times the government employees got about 40 per cent increment, while in the seventh pay commission recommendation the BJP government gave only 14.29 per cent increment,” he said, adding that the government also reduced several allowances to government officials. “Due to the seventh pay commission recommendations, the pay parity between the lower posts and the higher posts has increased significantly,” he added. The government has also accepted the recommendations of the seventh pay commission that there would be no eighth pay commission, Maken said. Maken alleged that 7 MPs from BJP did not care about the welfare of government employees & never raised the issue of government employees in the Parliament or outside through protests. The government employees were waiting to teach Delhi BJP MPs a lesson and vote them out. He said in contrast Congress leaders were active in raising the issue of government employees both inside & outside the Parliament. He further stated that Congress has a proven track record of taking care of the welfare of government employees.last_img read more

first_imgWashington: The US has welcomed the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar after they were pardoned by the country’s civilian government, amidst international pressure. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo walked free Tuesday from Yangon’s Insein jail after spending over 500 days in prison. They were jailed under Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act for reporting on a massacre of Rohingya civilians. The two men were released as part of an amnesty of 6,520 prisoners by the country’s President Win Myint. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”Jailed for over 500 days since December 2017 for reporting on atrocities against the Rohingya, we are delighted they will be reunited with their families, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday. The two journalists from the London-based news agency won international acclaim for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. The men led an explosive Reuters investigation — which eventually won a Pulitzer Prize — into the killing of 10 Rohingya men in the village of Inn Dinn, part of a military-led campaign against the Muslim minority which began in August 2017 after Rohingya militants attacked police posts. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsMore than 720,000 Rohingya are estimated to have been forced to flee into Bangladesh as a result of the ensuing violence. Their December 2017 arrests made them an international cause celebre and a sign of Myanmar’s deteriorating press freedoms under Nobel laureate and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Sanders hoped other jailed journalists in Myanmar would also be freed. “A free press, freedom of religion, and the rule of law are fundamental principles for any democracy. The United States will continue promoting a stable, prosperous, and democratic transition in Burma,” Sanders said. Welcoming their release Senator Marco Rubio said the two journalists were unjustly jailed for their work — reporting the alleged atrocities against the Rohingya. “Their cases serve as a reminder of the critical role a free press plays in bringing accountability and transparency to governments, and we must do all we can to protect and advance those principles,” Rubio said. Non-profit Reporters Without Borders (RSF) also welcomed the release of the two journalists. “As well as the release of two individuals who should never have been in prison Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo this is a fundamental victory for press freedom and for the RSF, which had campaigned constantly since their arrest,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Domestic handset maker Lava on Thursday launched A7 Wave feature phone in India for Rs 1,799. The dual tone finish device has a 2.4-inch display, polycarbonate body and is powered by a 1750mAh Li-ion battery that the company claims lasts for six days on a single charge. The memory can be expanded up to 32GB. “Feature phone is seen as a commodity by marketers. The innovation of dual colour… we are happy that this innovation in feature phones has come from Lava’s R&D division,” Tejinder Singh, Head of Product-Feature Phones, Lava International Limited, said in a statement. The budget device supports 22 languages including English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. The Lava A7 Wave currently comes with a one-year replacement guarantee along with six months replacement offer (on accessories).last_img read more

“I just saw ball, I get ball.” That’s how Ohio State football senior defensive back Orhian Johnson described the fourth-quarter interception he grabbed against the Central Florida Knights. The interception was coupled with a team-high five solo tackles – six in total – and a deflection that led to an interception by senior cornerback Travis Howard during the then-No. 14 Buckeyes (2-0) 31-16 win against unranked UCF (1-1). Johnson hasn’t always been the defensive catalyst for OSU he showed himself to be Saturday at Ohio Stadium, though. Not in the eyes of first-year coach Urban Meyer, anyway. “(Johnson’s) a guy that’s been around here, production hasn’t been exactly what it needs to be,” Meyer said of Johnson’s play in his three previous seasons at OSU. Recently, there’s been a change. Johnson said he sees the value of Meyer’s criticism and encouragement, and is trying to better himself. “You know, just with Coach Meyer going out there and pushing me. He’s really trying to get the best out of me, getting all the potential that I do have and just kind of pouring it all out,” Johnson said. “There will be some times where I may not do that and I’m really just trying to do better for everybody on the team and for myself.” In the run-up to the UCF game, Meyer said he was very involved in the decision to increase Johnson’s playing time heading into Saturday’s contest. That decision paid off. Johnson might have gotten a whole lot more than just the ball during the UCF game. By seeing the ball and getting it on his fourth-quarter interception, as well as several others during the contest, Johnson, a backup on OSU’s two-deep depth chart entering the Buckeyes’ second game, might now be cemented among the top-11 players on OSU’s defense. “He does some really good things for us on special teams,” Meyer said after the game. “And we needed more production out of that nickel spot.” Johnson, who sported a grin as he walked off the field after Saturday’s victory, agreed with Meyer’s assessment of his OSU career and praised his coach for encouraging him. “The coaches said they’re going to put the best 11 players on the field, so they’re going to go there and put whoever the best 11 is,” Johnson said. “Last week, I wasn’t in, so I can’t really worry about it. This week, I just got to go out there and when they call my number, make the plays when it’s called.” Despite criticism for past play from Meyer and himself, it wasn’t all bad for Johnson coming into 2012. OSU co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Everett Withers said Johnson has always possessed the physical tools needed to succeed. His physical attributes – Johnson stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 210 pounds – coupled with his experience in the program make Johnson an attractive option, Withers said. “We’re always trying to find our best 11 (players). What Orhian give us, maybe, is a little more athleticism in the slot to do some things,” Withers said. “He’s an older guy. He’s a senior. He’s played a lot of snaps here. To be able to have that kind of guy that you can put in a game … obviously helps your defense.” Johnson tallied a single tackle in OSU’s season opener against Miami (Ohio). Of the six he had against the Knights, two came in the fourth quarter as the Buckeyes tried to stave off a UCF comeback. He saw the ball, went and got it and will probably get more chances to do so in the coming weeks. “I just want to go out there and help (my teammates). I was glad I could go out there and make those plays to help the team win,” he said. “I mean, it felt good. It felt comfortable being out there on the field today. Just getting out there (and) running around – it definitely felt good to get my hands on the ball.” OSU, now ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press top 25 poll, continues non-conference play against California Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium. read more

A view from the Ohio Stadium stands before a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27. OSU won, 50-28.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorTo many at Ohio State, the college football season is one of the most highly-anticipated times of the year. More than 100,000 students, alumni and fans across the state fill Ohio Stadium on gameday to watch and support their Buckeyes, regardless of who the opponent is that day.However, what most people don’t think about while caught up in the electric atmosphere produced by college football is the business aspect of things. At the end of the day, after all, college football is a business. It is a business that generates millions upon millions of dollars each year for top programs across the country.Millions of dollars that — at least partially — should go back to the student athletes.An article recently published by The Lantern said each OSU home game reaps a total revenue of about $7.15 million. After paying the visiting team and other gameday expenses, the net income for a gameday at OSU is about $5.75 million.While those numbers didn’t quite shock me, I was forced to put them in perspective. After doing some simple math, I estimated the athletic department should make a profit of more than $40 million off of the seven home games this season. And that number doesn’t even factor in premium ticket prices for games against Virginia Tech and Michigan.Of course, OSU isn’t the only university that sees money coming in on fall Saturdays. The University of Alabama’s athletic program has been known to generate more revenue than any team in the NHL and a majority of the teams in the NBA. Back in my home state, the University of Texas’ football program alone produced more than $100 million in revenue for two straight years. The Longhorns remain the only college football program in history to reach the $100 million mark.Seeing these numbers stirs up the old and controversial question of whether major program universities should pay their athletes for their part in earning this money. While playing a marquee sport like football or basketball at a Division I school should be considered a privilege, the student-athletes are clearly under-compensated based off the profits earned each year.Without the hard work of student-athletes, especially football players, the business model of college athletics would fall apart. In any good business, customer satisfaction should be the top priority. The quality of the product, in this case being the football team, should meet the standards expected by the fan base. If not, fans might not come out in droves to sell out stadiums, causing ticket sales to drop. With all due respect to the coaching staff, fans know that it’s the players themselves who make or break a team.It would make sense for student-athletes who participate in such high-revenue sports to not be kept out of the loop. Not to say that student-athletes should be given salaries like professionals, but they deserve more than what they’re currently getting from their respective universities. read more

first_imgFollowing the appointment of Barcelona’s Francesco Calvo as their new chief revenue officer of AS Roma, the club’s President James Pallotta while commenting the appointment added that “we still want Lionel Messi!”The Giallorossi are still recovering from the shock when the Spanish champions hijacked their move for Bordeaux winger Malcom at the last second.On that same note, the club’s American boss granted a long interview to SiriusXM FC where he quoted to insist that the only way for they can forgive the Catalans and heal the rift was to give his club Messi.Earlier today, 41-year-old Italian Francesco Calvo was appointed to take the position of chief revenue officer, prompting him to leave Barcelona to take up the job. Pallotta: “This changes nothing. We still want Messi!” ? pic.twitter.com/jXnUaaqUv6Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 2, 2018“This changes nothing,” Palotta joked in a statement via Roma’s official Twitter account.“We still want Messi!”Calvo previously worked at Juventus for four years.last_img read more