first_imgNew York Red Bulls Head Coach Chris Armas is excited to reunite with his team again after the end of season break ended. “It’s great to be back with the guys, out in the field, training,” Armas told the club’s official website. “You quickly get reminded what a great group of players we have.”“It’s like we haven’t missed a beat out there,” he said.The ascension of RB Leipzig – Good or bad for football?The ascension of RB Leipzig – Good or bad for football? Milan Gjorgjevikj – February 12, 2018 RB Leipzig put east Germany back on the football map, but at what cost? Is their achievement a success story, or is it bad…Armas says he hopes to instill the club’s discipline and tradition on the new players and make sure the experienced players become sharper and quicker with the ball. “You love the energy those young guys bring, there’s so much for them to be fighting for,” Armas said. “To see Bradley Wright-Phillips interact with some of the younger players, it’s a thing of beauty to watch it all come together.”The Red Bulls continue training at home before heading to Florida for their first preseason stint, starting on January 21.last_img read more

first_imgKepa Arrizabalaga’s Wembley bust-up with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has resulted in a fine by the club.Sarri and the former Bilbao shot-stopper held talks on Monday over the ‘keeper’s obstinacy in the Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City on penalties.The Italian manager was frustrated on the sidelines after Kepa failed to be subbed for Willy Caballero ahead of the penalty shootout.Reports claim both men have settled their differences and Kepa has personally apologised to Sarri, his team-mates and the club in full acknowledgment he made “a big mistake”.His wages will go to charity, and he told Sky: “I have thought a lot more about yesterday’s events. Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation.“I wanted to take the time today to apologise fully and in person to the coach, to Willy, my team-mates and to the club. I have done this and now I want to offer the same apology to the fans.“I will learn from this episode and will accept any punishment or discipline the club decides is appropriate.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.Sarri said: “Kepa and I have spoken about the incident. It was a good conversation. There was a misunderstanding yesterday but he realises he made a big mistake in the way he reacted. He has apologised to me, his team-mates and the club.Chelsea fine Kepa Arrizabalaga a week’s wages after Maurizio Sarri Wembley bust-up:— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 25, 2019“It is up to the club if they want to discipline him according to the club rules, but for me, this matter is now closed.“The team performance as a whole was extremely positive and it is a shame to see how this incident has overshadowed our efforts in what was a very competitive cup final.“Everyone’s focus is now on the next game and we must all now put this behind us.”last_img read more

first_imgThe new authority enacted in the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill allowing military installations and their host communities to enter into intergovernmental support agreements (IGSAs) for base support services has brought renewed attention to the importance of installation-community partnerships.In an interview about the IGSA signed last month by the city Monterey, Calif., and the Presidio of Monterey, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, emphasized that other authorities also are available for installations and their neighbors to forge partnerships.“IGSAs aren’t the sole way to form a close relationship in a specific area with a community; we do have several other tools that we can use,” she told On Base.Other available authorities include mutual aid agreements, which allow an installation and neighboring municipalities to share emergency services, and memorandums of understanding, which can be used for a variety of smaller initiatives. For example, a host community might agree to install lights at an installation’s baseball field in exchange for the right to use the field for its Little League teams, Hammack said.“You don’t need a very complex agreement for something like that; you can do it in very short form,” she said.“We want to encourage people to be as effective and efficient as possible,” Hammack said.To be sure, the Army is taking advantage of the IGSA authority. As of a month ago, the service had eight active IGSAs generating in aggregate a little more than $1 million annually in cost savings or cost avoidance. Eight more IGSAs will be considered for approval during fiscal 2017, she said. That group also is projected to save the Army about $1 million annually. During the review process for those agreements, officials may decide to convert some to a different authority, however, Hammack noted.“We appreciate this authority [intergovernmental support agreements] and see it as a benefit for the Army and communities,” she said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The American Red Cross is conducting the following upcoming blood drives in Wilmington:Thursday, August 15, 2019, 2pm-7pm: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue)Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1pm-7pm: Wilmington Masonic (Friendship) Lodge (32 Church Street)Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome. Donors can also visit to book an appointment.Here are some important facts about blood and the blood donation process, from the Red Cross’s website:Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure that it is safe for the donor to give blood.The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.First time donor?  Haven’t given blood in awhile?  Read this checklist so you know what to expect.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRed Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

first_imgAbhishek, Aaradhya and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Mumbai airport and in the Maldives.InstagramAbhishek Bachchan, Aaradhya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are enjoying their summer vacation in the Maldives, and the pictures have gone viral. This trip is also to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. The two Bollywood stars had got married on April 20, 2007, in Mumbai.Earlier, the Bachchan family was seen at the Mumbai airport’s Terminal 2, leaving for the Maldives. Abhishek and Aishwarya held on to Aaradhya, as they arrived at the departure gate of the airport. After reaching Maldives, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shared a picture on her Instagram of a swimming pool overlooking the beach and the sea.Abhishek Bachchan also shared Instagram stories of their activities in the Maldives, including cycling for the three! The actor also posted a photo of a property titled ‘Bachchan’s Family Home’ in the island nation. Celeb photographer Viral Bhayani shared an exclusive photo of the Bachchan family from the Maldives. However, the Bachchans got trolled for what seems like a normal summer vacation.One Bhanushree G on Instagram commented on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s photo, “now what about ur daughter schooling,,,I don’t think there r holidays rite now in Mumbai school”. While Abhishek Bachchan got a comment on being sponsored by a resort in Maldives, written by the same person. It read, “@bachchan sir ab niyamamaldives ke sponsership karke paisa Kama rahe ho,itne burey din agaye,this shows u hve no films to do “. Take a look. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets trolled for summer vacation with Aaradhya.Instagram Abhishek Bachchan trolled for sponsored vacation in Maldives.InstagramThe Maldives has of late become the favourite nearby destination of Bollywood celebrities, overtaking Goa and Bangkok. The beautiful island destination offers great views of the sea and the sun, with plenty of activities to keep the family and kids occupied. It’s a great destination to simply relax.Recently, we saw Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor’s pictures from the Maldives. In September 2018, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Taimur took off to the Maldives for some fun on the beach. They were accompanied by Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu, who shared pictures of their travel to the Maldives! Take a look at some more pictures of Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya Bachchan. Abhishek, Aaradhya and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan enjoy summer vacation in Maldives.Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgShawkat Ali. File photoEkushey Padak winning author Shawkat Ali passed away at a city hospital on Thursday morning, reports news agency UNB.He was 82.Journalist Asif Shawkat Kollol, son of the renowned novelist, told UNB that his father breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital around 8:15am.Shawkat Ali has been suffering from lung infections, kidney and heart ailments.last_img

first_imgShahidul Alam taken to BSMMU hospitalDetained photographer Shahidul Alam has been taken from office of the Detective Branch (DB) of police to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital around 9:00am on Wednesday, said general manager of Drik gallery ASM Rezaur Rahman.The High Court on Tuesday ordered to send him to hospital for treatment and diagnosis following a writ filed by Shahidul’s partner Rehnuma Ahmed. Shahidul Alam was booked and taken in remand under Information and Technology Act (ICT).Members of the DB picked up Shahidul Alam from his house on Sunday night. He was, later, shown arrested under ICT Act due to ‘instigate’ students movement demanding safe roads and on charge of spreading ‘rumours’.Shahidul’s wife filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of Shahidul’s arrest and torture and seeking permission from the court to send him to hospitalShahidul Alam was picked up by plainclothes DB men from his Dhanmondi residence on Sunday night right after his interview with an international news agency on ongoing students protest following the death of their two fellow students in a road accident in Dhaka on 29 July.last_img read more

first_imgMusic video streaming company Vevo has hired Scott Anderson as its new senior vice president of engineering and product, the company announced Wednesday morning. Anderson is joining the company from healthcare startup Conversa Health, where he served as chief technology officer.Prior to that, Anderson worked as director of engineering for Walmart Labs, developing mobile apps for the e-commerce giant.“I am very happy to be joining the team at Vevo, their positioning at the intersection of music and technology was a real draw for me and leveraging my experience will be key to ensuring we can provide first class services and platforms to our clients and partners,” Anderson said in a statement.“Scott is a great addition to our team – his expertise in engineering and product spaces will really help shape our organization and deliver the best experience to our customers and clients,” added Vevo CEO Alan Price. “Scott has a proven track record building teams that are self-motivated to innovate, and I look forward to working with him.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Anderson joins Vevo after the company largely moved away from running its own consumer-facing apps and website, instead refocusing on distribution partners, with a big emphasis on YouTube. As part of that strategy, Vevo has been looking to optimize its YouTube presence, which includes picking better pictures to increase video views.last_img read more

first_imgIt should come as no surprise that, in its quest to become a full-blown entertainment ecosystem, Netflix has built a roster of podcast programming to complement its scores or original series and films.The programs recruit top talent and hosts to hang out and talk about the streaming giant’s TV and film content. It’s a savvy extension of marketing, but Netflix podcasts could also eventually become a source of original content. And though it’s still branded content, each one of the company’s podcasts tries to put a fresh spin on the show-related interviews and breakdowns.Take the recently launched “Present Company with Krista Smith,” wherein the former Vanity Fair west coast editor and newly-minted Netflix consultant sits with megastars and tastemakers like Eddie Murphy, Marta Kauffman, Mary J. Blige and TED Talk supernova Brene Brown. The program gives the kind of lush editorial flourish Smith was known for in magazines and reinforces why the streamer got into business with those bold names in the first place. Related ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Then there’s “Strong Black Legends,” where podcast star Tracy Clayton talks to formative black creators and icons like comedian Jackée Harry and director Robert Townsend, as well a self-interview series where stars pick from a fishbowl of questions called “I Hate Talking About Myself.” A second run of the latter kicks off on Monday, and will feature Jonathan Groff and Cameron Britton of “Mindhunter,” and Ben Platt and Zoey Deutch of Ryan Murphy’s inaugural Netflix series “The Politician.”The most effective podcast tie-in for Netflix as a brand might be “You Can’t Make This Up,” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how nonfiction filmmakers got their compelling true crime stories. As a genre, true crime accounts for four of the top ten podcasts in the country, according to online ranker Chartable. The number one most downloaded in the country is the Parcast Network’s “Today in True Crime.”“We are always looking for different ways to engage with people,” said Rae Votta, podcast lead for the Netflix brand and editorial team. “We’re talking a lot with our documentary team about what opportunities are out there, as we are with scripted.”Lexi Nsita, a director in Votta’s group, said the internal desire is “to get good at deepening the space around our shows.”The pair acknowledged how many reported and scripted podcasts are being adapted, and said they were open to the idea of developing original ideas that their development teams could later use for films and series.“We’re taking nothing off the table. We have a deeply engaged audience, a curious audience, who is always looking for more,” said Votta. What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_img21Feb Rep. Hoitenga votes to approve additional road funding statewide Categories: Hoitenga News,News Plan will streamline repairs for roads in Wexford, Mecosta, Osceola CountiesState Rep. Michele Hoitenga today joined her colleagues in the Michigan House to advance legislation that will benefit roadways in Wexford, Mecosta and Osceola Counties.The $175 million proposal provides additional money for road preservation and construction across Michigan as early as this summer.“Our weather conditions subject our roads to decay and one of my top priorities for the people of the 102nd District is getting our roads repaired and into top shape,” said Hoitenga, of Manton. “This commitment shows we are serious about making sure Michigan’s roads are safe and operable for our drivers.”Mecosta County will receive just over $455,000. Within the county, funding distribution will also be available for Big Rapids ($70,522.49), Barryton ($3,096.25), Mecosta ($4,937.16), Morley ($4,983.62) and Stanwood ($1,995.56).Wexford County will receive just under $420,000. Cities and villages within the county also slated to receive funding are: Buckley ($7,280.65), Cadillac ($82,292.32), Harrietta ($2,882.69), Manton ($11,432.26) and Mesick ($5,076.31).Osceola County will receive just under $345,000. Cities and villages within the county also slated to receive funding include: Reed City ($20,029.52), LeRoy ($4,980.13) and Tustin ($2,880.68).The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment. The money included in the bill approved today comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects across the state.House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.last_img read more