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first_imgKingston College booked their spot in the ISSA Champions Cup final after a dramatic 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over Jamaica College, after a 1-1 regulation scoreline in their semi-final at the National Stadium on Saturday.  They will now face Clarendon College, which got the better of Cornwall College 3-0 in the earlier semi-final, in next week’s final at the same venue. In a rain affected semi, ​Demario McCarthy fired Kingston College into the lead on the stroke of half-time, to close out a strong first half performance from the ‘Purples’.  Jamaica College, however, came out in the second half with new purpose, pushing their opponents on the back foot, and eventually got their equaliser in the 84th minute from a Shadane Lopez header. Both teams tried, but failed to get the go-ahead goal in the remaining minutes, leaving it to penalties to decide the outcome of the contest. KC, kept their poise in the ensuing penalty shoot-out, to secure a return to the final, where they will be looking to reclaim the trophy they won in 2017.last_img read more

first_imgPSG ‘Like vultures feed off carrion’ – Neymar Sr. slams son’s critics after PSG no-show Daniel Edwards Last updated 1 year ago 08:44 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(17) Neymar PSG Real Madrid Champions League Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno PSG Real Madrid Real Madrid v PSG UEFA Champions League The player’s father and agent pulled no punches as he turned on those who questioned his son’s performance against Real Madrid Neymar Sr. has slammed his son’s critics after the Paris Saint-Germain star failed to live up to expectations in Wednesday’s Champions League reverse to Real Madrid. The Brazilian showed glimpses of his best form in the 3-1 defeat, but was marshalled efficiently by Nacho as two late goals helped the Merengue over the finishing line. AdChoices广告But according to his father, Neymar is dogged by people who are keen to see him fall, comparing his critics to “vultures” in a lengthy social media outburst.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “In a war there are those who feed off victories and there are those who, like vultures, feed from the carrion of the defeated,” Neymar Sr, who also acts as the player’s agent, fired on Instagram. “They do nothing, they produce nothing, they live off the limelight or, more often, off the struggles of their ‘prey’.”In the football world we know these people as showing ‘vulture behaviour’. Sometimes they take advantage of a loud microphone, of a mediocre ‘playing’ career (it is not right to call those who at the very least act questionably off the field ‘athletes’), always in the shadow of others who are more talented, to vent their frustrations. “They take advantage of a defeat, a lost battle, to begin the hunt, waiting for defeat in the war to feed their egos, like vultures feed off carrion. “They will never win an Olympics in Rio, but there they are, waiting for the first chance to show their mean spirits.”But remember: We lost a battle, not the war. My son’s ‘war’ has been going on since he was a kid, always fighting the good fight, always dodging the vultures, always being reborn stronger!”And most of all, respecting everybody, even the vultures. We lost a battle, maybe the war, we will see, because it will go on as long as he is on the pitch. “And be sure of this… like a phoenix he will be reborn, ready for whatever battle lies ahead! “Maybe you, the vulture, will go hungry. And you can go ahead and eat your words, as rotten as carrion.” Neymar and PSG will get their shot at redemption on March 6, when they welcome Madrid to Parc des Princes for the second leg of their round of 16 tie.last_img read more

first_img26Mar House approves Rep. Alexander’s bill to safeguard bicyclists on Michigan roads Legislation increases awareness of vulnerable roadway users in driver training courseThe Michigan House last week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Julie Alexander to include at least one hour of classroom safety instruction in Michigan driver training courses regarding bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.While Michigan law provides awareness of vulnerable roadway users in the state driver training course, the bill focuses on specific time devoted to the topic during the 24 hours of class time.“As a teacher I see the importance of education and setting standards for students,” said Alexander, of Hanover. “Allowing for driver training curriculums to focus on the awareness of bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians will ensure safety for all roadway users.”The Secretary of State will have the ability to fulfill the additional hour requirement in either the first or second segments of drivers training.Bicycle and motorcycle deaths have spiked in Michigan. There were 138 motorcycle deaths in Michigan in 2015, compared to 112 fatalities in 2014. Between 2005 and 2015, Michigan ranked 11th highest for bike deaths per capita in the nation.House Bill 4198 advances to the Senate for consideration.### Categories: Alexander Newslast_img read more

first_imgPolish pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat has launched a music subscription service, Muzo.pl, offering unlimited access for PLN9.90 (€2.40) a month.The operator says the service currently has close to a million tracks available from labels including Sony Music and Universal Music as well as independent labels distributed by Propolis Media. Cyfrowy Polsat said that it was in talks with other suppliers including EMI Music, Warner Music and The Orchard.Muzo.pl director Jarosław Rawicka said the company had the ambition to be one of the leading music providers in the country. Muzo.pl is offering three levels of subscription – Muzo, offering up to 20 hours of music per month for free, Muzo Plus for PLN9.90, currently available via the Windows platform to PC users, and Muzo Go for PLN19.90, available to Android mobile devices, with iOS and other platforms to follow.last_img read more

first_imgBT Vision is the UK’s most complained about pay TV provider.Between April and June, Ofcom found that 0.25 BT Vision customers per 1,000 customers made a complaint, which was above average industry levels for complaints.Complaints about BT Vision were partly driven by issues related to their sales processes and problems with billing. Virgin Media also generated above industry average complaints levels, but they were much lower than BT Vision, with 0.07 complaints per 1,000 customers. Just 0.02 per 1,000 of BSkyB’s customers made a complaint.last_img read more

first_imgVideo compression specialist Elemental used its press event at the NAB Show on Saturday to announce the integration of Elemental’s software-based encoding platform with Ericsson’s recently announced Ericsson Virtualised Encoding (EVE) platform, initially unveiled at the recent TV Connect show in London.Speaking at the Las Vegas event, Giles Wilson, head of compression at Ericsson, said that quality would remain important as video became available on more and more devices, but that the explosion in the number of video-enabled devices massively complicates the task of delivering services.“It’s a much more complex environment than service providers previously had to deal with and now they have more choices about how to do it,” said Wilson. “It’s a highly complex environment for the operator.”Wilson said that EVE is designed to provide a single abstraction layer for service creation and to provide support for all video compression codecs.EVE is essentially a management layer that uses software agents in different products to provide resource allocation and scheduling.“We’ve designed this to work with Ericsson’s hardware but we’ve chosen Elemental as our first third party partners for EVE,” said Wilson. “This [choice] is based on our belief in high-quality compression.”He said Ericsson believed that Elemental provides the highest quality software-based compress in the same way that Ericsson delivers the best in hardware-based compression.Speaking at the same event, Keith Wymbs, VP of marketing at Elemental, said that the company is also using NAB to follow up on its recent demonstrations of real-time 4Kp30 HEVC and 4Kp60 HEVC video compression and its Sochi Winter Olympics demo with Russian pay TV operator NTV+ of 4K video over satellite by demonstrating real-time 4K video online using MPEG-DASH adaptive bit-rate streaming in partnership with Sony and Level 3.“Here at the show we’re taking real time 4K HEVC, wrapping it in DASH and pushing it out over a CDN,” said Wymbs.Elemental also used its NAB press event to reveal that TV everywhere enabling technology provider MobiTV is using Elemental Live and Elemental Server to deliver more than 40 HD television channels – including live news and sports and a variety of full-episode on-demand shows — for streaming or download to hundreds of devices through multiple pay TV, wireless and OTT partners.Speaking at the press event, Bill Routt, chief operating officer, MobiTV, said that his company had partnered with Elemental because it shared the company’s vision that video is moving to IP-based multiscreen delivery.Routt said that the video ecosystem is becoming very fragmented with a wider variety of providers fighting to establish a relationship with customers based on their ability to deliver video services.He said MobiTV believes that the connected home will be enabled by mobile devices – and mobile service providers – primarily.“We think an HDMI dongle is the best way into the home for service providers and wireless carriers have an opportunity to win the living room if they move fast enough. They have relationships with customers and a nationwide sales network. They can subsidise hardware and we think they are uniquely positioned among the available ecosystems to win the living room,” he said.Elemental has also teamed up with French set-top box provider Sagemcom at NAB to showcase 4K HEVC delivered to a Broadcom-based set-top. The company is also using the show to demonstrate delivery of 4Kp60 HEVC video to a reference set-top in partnership with ViXs.Other NAB demos will include media services provider Globecast using Elemental technology for a new OTT offering and a joint announcement with Akamai, also for OTT.Also speaking at Elemental’s press event, CEO and co-founder Sam Blackman used the occasion to proselytise the benefits of cloud-based video processing. Blackman said the use of hybrid workflows employing hardware for day-to-day needs and software-based systems for spikes in demand allowed broadcasters to spin up resources to meet peaks in processing requirements and save on investment in dedicated infrastructure.“Anything you can do on premises you can also do in the cloud,” said Blackman. “Today is the consummation of what we’ve being doing for the past few years. Software is at an inflection point. Today we’re at the dawn of a new codec change. Ericsson thinks there will be 15 billion IP devices that can consume video over the next few years. Software architectures are progressively going to dominate the video market.”last_img read more

first_imgGoPro, which makes cameras like this one displayed at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, said it would end production in China for its US-bound devices to avoid tariffs imposed by Washington GoPro on Monday announced plans to pull production of US-bound cameras out of China to avoid tariffs that could push up its prices in a fiercely competitive market. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further GoPro surges on camera-friendly outlookcenter_img Citation: Tariffs prompt GoPro to pull manufacturing from China (2018, December 10) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-gopro-production-china-tariff.html © 2018 AFP Manufacturing of GoPro cameras for countries other than the US will remain in China, according to the Silicon Valley-based electronics firm.”Today’s geopolitical business environment requires agility, and we’re proactively addressing tariff concerns by moving most of our US-bound camera production out of China,” said GoPro chief financial officer Brian McGee.”We believe this diversified approach to production can benefit our business regardless of tariff implications.”GoPro expected to make the move at relatively low cost since it owns production equipment it uses in China while a partner there provides facilities.Production of US-bound GoPro cameras should be moved out of China by the middle of next year, according to McGee. The company offered no details on where it would relocate.The camera and technology company early this year cut its workforce and shut down its Karma drone unit as it grapple with disappointing financial performance.GoPro soared to popularity with cameras used for social media and extreme sports photography but has struggled in the face of low-cost competition.last_img read more

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – British online fashion retailer ASOS (ASOS.L) dented profit expectations for the third time in eight months on Thursday, saying problems in ramping up warehouses in the United States and Germany had hit sales and increased costs. FILE PHOTO: A model walks on an in-house catwalk at the ASOS headquarters in London April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File PhotoShares in the one-time stock market darling plunged as much as 22% in early trading. They were down 12.5% at 0740 GMT, extending losses over the last year to more than 60%. “Clearly management need to rebuild credibility in their financial guidance,” said analysts at Shore Capital. ASOS, which sells fashion aimed at twentysomethings, issued a shock profit warning in December, and in March said its new U.S. warehouse was struggling to cope with demand, hitting sales there and adding to challenges in France and Germany. The group said on Thursday total sales rose 12% to 919.8 million pounds ($1.14 billion) in the four months to June 30, with sales in its United Kingdom and rest of world division robust, up 16% and 14% respectively. However, in the European Union and the United States sales were held back by operational problems at its new warehouses in Berlin and Atlanta, up 5% and 12% respectively. “Embedding the change from the major overhaul of infrastructure and technology in our U.S. and European warehouses has taken longer than we had anticipated, impacting our stock availability, sales and cost base in these regions,” said Chief Executive Nick Beighton. “We are clear on the root causes of the operational challenges we have had, are making progress on resolving them, and now expect to complete these projects by the end of September.” The group said it was reducing expectations for its 2019 financial year accordingly. Pretax profit is now expected to be 30-35 million pounds after 50.5 million pounds of transition and restructuring costs. According to Refinitiv data, analysts had been expecting pretax profit of 55 million pounds. ASOS reported a profit of 102 million pounds in 2018. For the balance of the year, the group sees sales broadly in line with its year-to-date performance of up 13%. Full-year retail gross margin is forecast to be down 250 basis points year-on-year. Capital expenditure guidance has been kept at about 200 million pounds, but year-end net debt is now expected to be about 100 million pounds. “Clearly the warehouse transition in both Europe and the U.S. have seen significant growing pains in recent months, which in our view, have been self-inflicted by the company,” said the Shore Capital analysts. Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Kate Holton and Mark PotterOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more

first_img Chow Kon Yeow , Fishermen , Penang South Reclamation , PSR Tags / Keywords: Related News Corporate News 05 Jul 2019 UOB Kay Hian cautious about Penang South Reclamation project Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. – Bernama Nation 11 Jul 2019 Dr M: Govt to look into fishermen’s grouses over Penang reclamation projectcenter_img GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow assures fishermen worried about the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project that their rice bowl will be protected.”The state has reiterated its stand that the fishing community will not be neglected. We take their livelihood seriously and their demands will be given priority,” said Chow.Speaking at a press conference on Friday (July 12) in response to a protest on Thursday (July 11) by fishermen opposed to the PSR outside Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, Chow said that the Penang Fishermen Association had submitted a list of demands to the state government.”Their wish list includes the need for a temporary jetty, deep sea boats and ex-gratia payments to legitimate fishermen. The proposal was made during a meeting with the state government on May 31,” he said. AdChoices广告Chow also said that the Penang government is already looking to offer low-cost houses or rent-to-own units for the fishermen on top of the earlier job offers in the reclamation project.He also said that State Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin would head a special task force to look into the demands of the fishermen.Chow added that the task force members headed by Dr Afif are state executive councillor Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain, Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin, Balik Pulau MP Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik and Bayan Lepas assemblyman Azrul Mahathir Aziz.State Economic Planning Unit division secretary Maheswari Malayandy, Southwest District officer Mohd Hafiz Aswad Nadzri, Penang Transport Master Plan special purpose vehicle chief and former state executive councillor Datuk Lim Hock Seng and state Fisheries Department director Noraisyah Abu Bakar are also panel members. Nation 05 Jul 2019 Chow: DoE has okayed Penang South Reclamation scheme Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

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