LONDON (AP): It’s a sign of how dismal Chelsea’s English Premier League title defence has been that Jose Mourinho called a draw at Tottenham the best performance of the season. A draw for Arsenal yesterday at Norwich, though, left Arsene Wenger experiencing the same old frustrations. Yet it is Arsenal sitting fourth in the Premier League – only two points behind front-runners Manchester City and Leicester – and Chelsea are 12 points further back in 14th place. With Diego Costa dropped to the bench and Eden Hazard deployed as a false nine in the striker’s place, Chelsea left White Hart Lane with a 0-0 draw that at least gave the west London club three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions. “We were the most dangerous team and we had the best chances,” said Mourinho, the Chelsea manager. “When we play as a team and when, especially, we defend as a team, the team is much better. Playing the way we played, I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next 10 matches we don’t lose one.” Arsenal avoided defeat in drawing 1-1 at Norwich, but missed a chance to join City and Leicester at the top, having collected only two points from their last three games. Arsenal were in a good position on the half-hour after Alexis Sanchez sent Mesut Ozil through to clip the ball into the net. But Lewis Grabban levelled before half-time after easily brushing off Gabriel Paulista’s challenge in meeting Robbie Brady’s through ball. “It was a naÔve goal maybe,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “(Norwich) wanted it and they fought from the first to the final minute.” And Arsenal’s injury list only lengthened. Defender Laurent Koscielny was replaced by Gabriel barely 10 minutes into the game. Forward Alexis Sanchez was forced off on the hour with a thigh injury. Midfielder Santi Cazorla has a knee injury and “played on one leg in the final part of the second half”, according to Wenger. “Overall, we are frustrated,” Wenger said. “I think we were a bit jaded physically. You could see the penetration in the final third was not sharp enough, not incisive.” Liverpool moved within four points of Arsenal as Juergen Klopp earned his first League win at Anfield since replacing Brendan Rodgers as manager in early October. James Milner’s second-half penalty secured the 1-0 victory over Swansea following Neil Taylor’s handball. In east London, former Liverpool striker, Rickie Lambert, came off the bench at West Ham and took only five minutes to score to give West Bromwich Albion a 1-1 draw. The shot, which deflected off defender Winston Reid, cancelled out a free kick from Mauro Zarate. West Ham is eighth and West Brom is 13th – three points ahead of Chelsea.
− Council increases vending feesSattie Narine, a vendor of Cotton Field Village, Essequibo, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), is accusing the Anna Regina Town Council of unfair treatment.According to the woman, the Council demolished her stall almost two weeks ago and confiscated the building materials.Narine, who is a single mother, claims that whenever she visits the Council, she is treated unfairly and in a discriminatory manner.“The guards always try to put me out, they say I wear quarter pants and right where I stand up many other persons working with the Council pass with quarter pants, the Town Clerk whenever she see me in the compound, order the guards to put me out… I’m not a criminal, am a simple vendor vending,” she explained.She revealed that the Council has in excess of $200,000 worth of stall materials (zinc, boards, tarpaulin) belonging to her and to date, she has not been able to retrieve those materials. Other vendors whose stalls were dismantled had their materials returned, at a cost.However, Narine was told by the Anna Regina Town Council (ATC) staff that she could not uplift her materials until the Council held its meeting.The vendor said that she has noticed that some of her zinc sheets that were ripped off from the structure are missing.Narine explained earlier that her stall cost $300,000 to construct and it was not a permanent one. During the Council’s dismantling exercise, several tables and chairs belonging to her were damaged. She is now unemployed and is losing thousands of dollars daily.She labelled the Council’s act as “discriminatory” and called for immediate intervention from higher authorities. She has been vending since 1989.After the dismantling exercise, which was conducted by the Council in an effort to remove vendors encroaching the road ways, the vendors’ materials were impounded. They were required to pay a fee of $2000 for the return of their properties.Those occupying the area had erected temporary make-shift stalls that used ‘tarpaulin” for shelter. But in the eyes of the Council, those stalls were permanent, and as such, all were dismantled, rendering the vendors jobless.“They saying we building permanent structure, our stalls are wooden, it can be dismantled easily, why harass us? Concrete is permanent. What the Council is doing is senseless,” vendors related.Vendors who spoke with Guyana Times on Thursday morning related that officers from the Council visited them and declared they now have to pay $4800 to vend. One vendor, Steve Reid, said he cannot afford to pay $4800 to the Council when he hardly sells $3000 per day. Reid described the increase in stall fee as unfair.Other vendors became quite irritable after learning about the increase. Most of the vendors are single parents who sell vegetables to earn a livelihood. They are therefore calling on the Council to reconsider the stall fees.Mayor of the Town, Rabindranauth Mohan, informed this newspaper that the Council was not against vending, but explained that it should be done in a more organised manner. Following a meeting, Mohan said the Council had decided that vendors should pay for the amount of space they occupy.He maintains that road side vending is illegal and permanent structures are prohibited.
CALGARY, A.B. – TransCanada Corp. is officially dropping the “Canada” from its name, but CEO Russ Girling isn’t saying he expects it will make it any easier to get pipelines approved in Canada or the United States.The company is now to be called TC Energy Corp. after shareholders approved the change at its annual meeting Friday.“The name TC Energy acknowledges our origin as TransCanada Pipelines while adding the world ‘energy’ speaks to the breadth of our business, which includes pipelines, power generation and energy storage,” Girling told the meeting.- Advertisement -“But to be clear, this is a name change, not a brand name. We are very proud of who we are and what we do.”The company said the name change recognizes its growth into the United States and Mexico, including through its recent US$13-billion purchase of U.S. natural gas transporter Columbia Pipeline Group.It has about 7,000 employees in North America, with 3,500 in Canada, 3,200 in the U.S. and 300 in Mexico.Advertisement The official approval of the name change came as the company reported a first-quarter profit of $1 billion of $1.09 per share, up from $734 million or 83 cents per share a year ago.Revenue for the first quarter totalled $3.49 billion, compared with $3.42 billion in the first quarter of 2018.On a comparable basis, TransCanada says it earned $987 million or $1.07 per share for the quarter, up from $864 million or 98 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 99 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. But some analysts suggest it’s also a chance to distance itself from Canada, where difficulty in getting pipeline projects approved has been blamed for a glut of oil that caused steep discount pricing last fall and prompted the Alberta government to curtail production starting in January.“I think the name change is semantics,” U.S.-based analyst Jennifer Rowland of Edward Jones wrote in an email.“I don’t think it attracts new investors, but I do think it’s a subtle, or not so subtle depending on how you view it, way to de-emphasize Canada as some investors are leery of investing in Canada given the government intervention in free markets in Alberta and the difficult regulatory environment for energy.”TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta into the U.S. was first proposed in 2008, rejected by then-president Barack Obama in 2015, approved by President Donald Trump in 2016 and again in March, but remains on hold awaiting court rulings in Montana and Nebraska.Advertisement
From Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s amazing goal v England to rejecting a trial at Arsenal – Zlatan doesn’t do auditions – the PSG and Sweden striker is memorable for both his exploits on the pitch as well as off.Here, talkSPORT recounts 10 of our favourite Ibrahimovic moments, which you can see in the video above.Click here to see more videos from the talkSPORT YouTube channel and check out previous top 10 videos, with more added every Tuesday. What is your favourite ever Ibrahimovic goal? Let us know below.
The NFL reportedly is considering punishing the New England Patriots for spying on the New York Jets in their season opener. ESPN.com, citing league sources, reported that Commissioner Roger Goodell has determined the Patriots violated league rules Sunday when they videotaped defensive signals by the Jets’ coaches. But the report also said the Patriots have not yet presented their case to the league. The Web site’s report said Goodell is considering severe sanctions, including docking the Patriots “multiple draft picks.” A league spokesman said only that an investigation is under way. Both teams said no decision has been made. NFL security confiscated a video camera and tape from a Patriots employee during New England’s 38-14 victory Sunday. The employee was accused of aiming his camera at the Jets’ defensive coaches as they signaled to players on the field. Around the league Bears: Defensive tackle Antonio Garay was elevated to the active roster and cornerback Adebola Jimoh signed a contract. The moves came one day after Chicago learned safety Mike Brown and defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek would miss the rest of the season with knee injuries. Bills: Starting free safety Ko Simpson’s season is over after he was placed him on injured reserve. The move comes a day after had the second-year player had surgery to repair a broken left ankle. Simpson was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s 15-14 season-opening loss to Denver when his legs were cut out from beneath him by teammate Jason Webster as the two were attempting to tackle Broncos receiver Javon Walker. Buccaneers: Cornerback Sammy Davis, who was released earlier this month in the final cut, re-signed. Chiefs: Disappointed with rookie kicker Justin Medlock (UCLA), the team signed Dave Rayner to a two-year contract. Medlock is expected to be placed on the practice squad. Cowboys: The team put nose tackle Jason Ferguson on injured reserve and replaced him on the roster with Remi Ayodele. Dolphins: Veteran safeties Donovin Darius and Lamont Thompson signed with the team, which sought help at the position because Yeremiah Bell will miss the rest of the season with a torn left Achilles’ tendon. Eagles: Special teams player Reno Mahe signed a one-year contract and J.R. Reed was released. Jaguars: Veteran kicker John Carney, 43, signed a one-year contract. He will replace the injured Josh Scobee. Panthers: The team signed tight end Christian Fauria and released cornerback Curtis Deloatch. Rams: Defensive tackle Claude Wroten was suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Wroten will be eligible to return to the team Oct. 8. Texans: Free safety Will Demps signed a one-year contract. Houston needed another safety after losing starter Jason Simmons for the season with a torn patellar tendon Sunday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In addition, the Seahawks traded defensive end Bryce Fisher to the Tennessee Titans. Russell set to sign Quarterback JaMarcus Russell left for the Bay Area to sign a record rookie deal with the Oakland Raiders and end the longest holdout in more than two decades by the league’s top pick. Russell was due to fly from Alabama to California late Tuesday and was expected to sign the six-year, $61 million contract in time to join his new team for practice today, according to a person familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Spy game update From news services Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Charlie Frye, benched before halftime in the season opener, was traded to Seattle for a sixth-round draft pick on Tuesday, a stunningly swift move that pushes rookie Brady Quinn to No. 2 on the depth chart. Frye’s departure means Derek Anderson, who lost the quarterback competition to Frye during the preseason, will start for the Browns on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals and Quinn will be his backup. Cleveland also signed veteran free agent quarterback Ken Dorsey, cut 10 days ago by the club, to a one-year contract.
Now, most of the time we would be well-served to throw out all of the “extras” from the get-go. But we don’t, because of that one in 1,000 times when “we just might need it” pays off. One example: When the cable company installed cable in my kitchen, they poked a hole in the wall, shoved the cable through, and attached the cord to the wall with a plastic “doobee” that was forever falling out of its hole. When the new electrical wiring was installed in the kitchen, the contractor put in a telephone/cable combo box. Super! A twofer all self-contained and guaranteed not to fall off the wall. Suddenly, not so super, because now I had to buy a short cable hookup with two male ends; one end for the TV and the other to plug into the twofer box in the wall. Wait a minute! Not to worry. Somewhere, lurking in the back of my mind was just such a gizmo that I thought I had seen recently. Human memory – the original computer – led me to a box in an upstairs closet, and when I reached in, the double-male cable hook-up thingy was the second thing I pulled out of the box. I think the moral of the story is if you recognize it, save it, and save all the “recognizables” in the same place, because someday you just might need them. Really! Sandy Sand is a resident of West Hills and former editor of the Tolucan and reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHERE’S Stephen Hawking when I need him? Because there oughta be a new law of physics. A law of physics that makes the scrap heap of electrical cords, antennas, screws, nuts, stick ’em-ons, widgets, instruction booklets and whatevers that came with all the electronics, appliances, televisions, telephones and kits of all kinds disappear … evaporate … vanish … go poof in a magical puff of smoke whenever the item goes kaplooey or we replace it. While going through the horrors of remodeling the original kitchen in my house – a story for another time – I was trying to thin out years of clutter. Scattered in various drawers and cupboards that were being packed for storage until the work was done, I ran into what seemed like hundreds of bits and pieces of “What are these?” “What do they belong tos?” and “Do I need to save ’ems?” Just about everybody knows what I’m talking about. We all have “junk” drawers stuffed like Christmas turkeys with “what are these?” and “just in case” save ’ems. You know, the extras that came with the curtain rod; the big fat square plug that probably came with an answering machine; or the hoses, screws, nuts, bolts, washers, springs and Allen wrenches that tagged along with a new bathroom faucet. The Allen wrench is a definite keeper. It gets thrown in the tool-saver, because I figure that after saving enough of them, over the years I will have an entire set of Allen wrenches and not have to buy one. Too bad that I didn’t save them all in the same place. Sets should be kept together; that’s why they call them “sets.” It’s always fun to solve the mystery of “what is it?” Such was the case of a diamond-shape doodad, slightly raised in the middle and affixed to a nail. After scrutinizing it from every angle for several minutes, I recognized it as a decorative nail called a clavos that I had dug out of an old piece of furniture. Clavos. A funny word not to be found in my dictionary, but I typed it into my computer and came with 159,086 results to search through. Then there’s all that stuff in the “Where did it go?” category. It’s the things we put away that have disappeared into a black hole of nothingness. It’s not things like socks. We know where the socks went; the washer ate them. It’s the other stuff. While looking for a “couldn’t find,” I imagined an army of evil, one-eyed space aliens sneaking into the house in the middle of the night and hauling off all those bits and pieces of “stuff” to build an otherworldly Rube Goldberg contraption. Someday our astronauts will find them on the strange planet of This Looks Familiar in the galaxy of So That’s Where It Went.
Termon GAA Notes: Week Ending 30/01/12Ladies Board:Congratulations to Meabh Mc Daid and Lauren Mc Ilwaine who were both selected on the Donegal U 14 panel, Lauren has also been appointed joint team Captain. Congratulations also to Holly Mc Daid who was selected for the Donegal U 16 panel.The finals of the 2011 Karen Mc Glynn competition were played on Saturday evening. Despite the inclement weather the competition was completed with Termon defeating a gallant Milford in the final and St Michaels overcoming St Eunans in the shield final. Afterwards Harry Mc Glynn on behalf of the Mc Glynn family presented the Karen Mc Glynn trophy to joint Termon captains Geraldine Mc Laughlin and Petra Mc Cafferty. The Ladies board would like to thank all parents, mentors, players and officials who supported this event to make it such a memorable occasion.Congratulations to Geraldine Mc Laughlin who received the Donegal Secondary School Girl award, and Mel O Donnell Killmacrenan who received the Primary School teacher award at the Donegal Sport Star awards on Friday night . The club intend to have a Junior ladies team again this year given the success last year. If you are interested in playing this coming year, please contact Harry McGlynn on 086 850 0734.Minor Board:The Under 12 & Under 14 Boys Squads continue training in the Craoibhin on Fridays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm . All new players are welcome in those age groups, any queries contact either PJ McFadden on 086 864 1159 or Bernard Gallagher on 087 694 9165.The Minor Board have produced an excellent 2012 calendar which is for sale in Gracie Stores, The Lagoon, Mandy Sweeney’s and The Millbridge store. Calendars cost €10. Eddie Harkin, Minor Board Chairman can also be contacted for a calendar on 086 608 2512. Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in the Lagoon, Termon on Friday last. The winning numbers were 5,6,8 and 22. There was no Jackpot winner, There was 3 winners in the open draw Hugh Rodden, Charlie Boyle and Sarh Kho won €10 each. Next weeks draw takes place in McClaffertys, Churchill. Paul Doherty and Patrick + Essie McGrenra are the coordinators. The jackpot now is €1650.Club Social:The club will be hosting a Mr and Mrs in the Lagoon on the 17th of February 2012. A good nights craic is guaranteed. More details in the coming weeks.The club social night takes place on the 10th of March 2012. Save the date now, more details and tickets will be available in the coming weeks. Other:Congratulations to former club member James Harkin on winning the Club Person of the year at the Chloich Cheann Fhaola GAA dinner dance at the weekend.The Burn Road pitch will now be closed until the 25th of March to allow for routine maintenance.GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES
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This week Netflix will release Beasts of No Nation with the intent of garnering a Best Picture nomination. Paramount is now streaming free movies on YouTube.Those headlines alone are enough to bring into question the future of digital distribution. Netflix is breaking the traditional mold of film distribution by streaming their film the day it premieres in theaters. Paramount aims to get rid of the shopping store bargain bin by offering their films to the masses for free. Let’s take a look at these significant changes to internet distribution.Netflix Aims for a Best Picture Academy AwardThe Netflix original film Beasts of No Nation will be released on October 16th. The film has received tons of praise, which brings its Academy Award eligibility into question.Traditionally, films are first released in theaters. Then, 90 days later, they are available for purchase online, streamed, or in disc format. With Beasts of No Nation, Netflix is bypassing the 90 day window and streaming the film immediately.In doing so, the film has been boycotted by the four largest cinema chains; AMC, Regal, Cinemark, and Carmike. (If you’re curious on how behind the times cinema chains are, just look at Carmike’s homepage.)Image: Abraham Attah and director Cary Joji Fukunaga at TIFF via Maher FilmsThe Academy Awards rulebook notes that qualifying films must open in Los Angeles County and run for at least one week. Any “nontheatrical” releases are allowed simultaneously, which means that streaming the film at the same time will follow the guidelines. The film is scheduled to screen in Landmark Theaters and smaller chains like the Alamo Drafthouse. (Landmark has three theaters in LA County.)This is not the first time Netflix has tried to win an Oscar. Their documentaries Virunga and The Square were both nominated for Best Documentary Feature. However, this time the company has their eyes set on one of the largest categories. A nomination alone will have a major impact on film distribution. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga had some hesitations with selling the film to Netflix, as he wanted to ensure the film saw a theatrical release. Netflix proved to have no issues with his demands, and encouraged a theatrical release to allow them to achieve an Oscar nomination. In this video, Fukunaga discusses the early meetings with Netflix. Amazon Follows Traditional DistributionAmazon Studios is also working on original films, currently finishing post-production on Spike Lee‘s Chi-Raq. Chi-Raq is scheduled for a traditional December theatrical release. Amazon intends to work with the major theater chains before eventually releasing the film themselves on Amazon Instant Video.Amazon believes in this model so much, they are already planning to release 12 films a year. In comparison, Netflix only has 11 films slated over the next two years. However, Netflix appears to be winning over critics and writers. With the instant release, Netflix films seem to have much more exclusivity – which should in turn drive up new membership.With Amazon’s delay to stream, there is no real incentive to purchase a Prime membership strictly for Instant Video. If their films turn out to be a major success, many viewers will first see the film in theaters as opposed to waiting 90 days.Paramount Opens the VaultParamount Pictures has created a new YouTube channel, The Paramount Vault. The Vault doesn’t only offer popular film clips, but a huge selection of films from their catalog.While the videos are not their high-profile films, they aren’t their worst films either. Many of the videos have sat in bargain bins in retail and grocery stores. By putting them on YouTube, the films can at least earn ad revenue for Paramount.The channel gives fans the opportunity to discover and watch titles that may not be readily available anywhere else and because of the vast richness of our library we can regularly change and update the selections. – Amy Reinhard, President of Paramount’s Worldwide Television & Home Media Acquisitions The Future of Digital DistributionFor years, people have asked it online streaming and distribution would break the theater model. If Netflix manages to earn a nomination in a major category, then it has already happened. You can see it now, as theater chains realize that they must provide an elevated experience. Popcorn and sticky floors aren’t going to cut it anymore. When the home audience has amazing television sets, the theaters must update their equipment too. This not only includes projectors and screens, but food, service, and seating as well. Many chains now offer luxurious recliners, just to literally get butts in the seats.Perhaps the biggest effect on the industry will be the ratings system. The MPAA ratings system has been incredibly controversial over the years, even being subject to a documentary. By releasing their own films on their own platform, Netflix could just issue their films as Not Rated.Finally, with Paramount releasing films for free, they will now be earning revenue off of films once considered dead. The Paramount Vault could lead to other studios releasing their old content online. Something that was always expected with digital distribution. It seems the power of filmmaking is finally reverting back to the studios, especially those who embrace their consumers.What are your thoughts on the future of digital distribution? Let us know in the comments below.
Mumbai, Apr 23 (PTI) Thailand, the South Asian country mainly known for its tropical beaches and cuisine, is eyeing 12 lakh travellers from India this year.”We hosted 11.8 lakh tourists from India in 2016. This year looks promising and we are expecting to host 12 lakh travellers from India,” Tourism Authority of Thailands (TAT) Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and the South Pacific) Srisuda Wanapinyosak told PTI here.She said TAT is promoting Thailand as an affordable destination for families, women travellers, adventure and sports lovers and honeymooners.”There is no particular age group that we cater to. However, we cater to various segments which include families, destination weddings, women travellers, adventure and sports lovers, honeymooners, and also the luxury segment,” she said.”We want to promote Thailand as a preferred destination and also as an affordable luxury destination,” she said.The travellers, of all age groups and backgrounds, can have a great journey across the country by joining in the traditional Thai practices or exploring the legacy of late King Rama IX, Wanapinyosak said.The direct connectivity between both the countries also helps in boosting tourism in Thailand, she said.”We have direct flights from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi. From Mumbai there 10 Thai Airways flights a week, seven flights each of Bangkok Airlines and Air India in a week and 21 Jet Airways flights,” she said.”Apart from this, the Garuda Indonesia is operating flights from Mumbai to Jakarta with a stopover in Bangkok. This certainly helps boost tourism in Thailand,” she added. said. PTI SM GKadvertisement