Van Dijk wants the Quadruple for Liverpool this season

first_imgLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk revealed that he wants to win all four titles with the Reds this season, he believes Liverpool can pull it off.It’s been a very exciting last 24 hours for Liverpool and all its supporters, they just came from winning their second consecutive match in a quite complicated month filled with highly competitive matches. The first one was against Tottenham Hotspur, where the Reds beat Mauricio Pochettino’s side 2-1 and this Tuesday they defeated PSG 3-2 at Anfield Road. One of the key components of this squad is €80 million man Virgil van Dijk, the Dutch defender who is slowly becoming the Premier League’s top center-back and one of Europe’s best. If Liverpool wants to aspire to all the trophies this season, they will need him at his very best in order to accomplish such an achievement. Only one in modern English football has a treble been accomplished, it was Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United back in 1999 and there is a lot of expectation surrounding Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool because people actually think they can pull it off. When asked about the possibility, the Dutch defender didn’t deny that this is a dream all his teammates have beside him and they will do their best throughout the season to make it happen.“I want to create memories here and write history with all these boys. Everyone is excited, everyone is feeling good, everyone wants to be part of this. We know the season is very long. We have four competitions to play in and we want to win everything — that is basically our mindset. Given the size of this club and the history of this club, we want to try and win everything. It’s going to be very difficult to do but we are going to try. You need to have belief. You need to have belief in everyone in your team, and I have that belief in this team. There are players who are not even in the squad who have so much potential, so much quality, and that says a lot about our team. It’s exciting and, no, I’m never gonna get used to this. We want to compete for every competition like we did last year, and we really wanted to start well this time. You want to play these games. You want to play these clubs we are going to face. You want to play at the highest level,” said a buzzing Van Dijk right after Liverpool’s victory against PSG in the Champions League this Tuesday.Not a bad start to our @ChampionsLeague campaign. Now is time to recover and get ready for the weekend! #UCL ?— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) September 19, 2018Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.As one of Jürgen Klopp’s biggest bets for this new season, the former Southampton defender has already proved his worth several times over this season and is arguably amongst the best players in his position throughout Europe. Just last week during the international break during the match between France and the Netherlands, Van Dijk gave us a taste of his defensive capabilities during a chance created by Kylian Mbappé himself. On the replay, you can see the Dutch player actually running faster than the PSG player in a massive sprint where the two footballers measured their abilities, this display of strength and skill dropped everybody’s jaws to the floor as nobody expected a defender to have such great reaction to a sprint from the French prodigy himself. This moment was the prelude of what was in store for everyone at Anfield Road, Van Dijk is no joke when it comes to going against the some of the top players in the world and his support during the next month will be key for Liverpool’s aspirations to come out on top before the next international break. We can’t forget that the Reds are about to embark on a highly demanding schedule that starts with a visit from Southampton, then two consecutive matches against Chelsea in two different competitions, then a visit to Napoli in the Champions League, and another visit from Manchester City.’We had a plan and we have belief’ ?? Post-#LFCPSG with @VirgilvDijk ?— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 19, 2018Do you think Liverpool has what it takes to win the Quadruple this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Silva urges Everton to show consistency

first_imgEverton has lost the last two matches the team played in the English Premier League and for the manager, consistency is the key for victoryEverton started its 2019 the same way it ended its 2018: with a 1-0 defeat.And for manager Marco Silva, the key to return to their winning ways is consistency.“If you look at the past performances and results, we haven’t been consistent,” he told the club’s official website.“This is the moment to be honest and look clearly at the game, to analyze the match, and pass the feedback to our boys”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I felt our team was too nervous in some moments in the match. We did not put our game out there,” he added.“We knew before the match what they [Leicester] came here to do.”“We know, because of how they respect us, how they will come here to play. They started the game with a 4-5-1, blocking the space and waiting for our mistake,” he explained.“We made a mistake and they scored in that moment, which made things more difficult for us and after that we didn’t create the good moments to change the result for us.”last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPUBLIC NOTICENOTICE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT RECALLThe Turks and Caicos Islands Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Health Department are conjointly issuing a product recall notice to the general public.On October 12, 2014, SunBurst Foods, Goldsboro NC, USA voluntarily issued a recall of all of its SunBurst Fresh Bites and Private labeled products which are currently in the market because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea; Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.All codes, all sell-by dates and sizes of the following brands are being recalled:· SunBurst·Fresh BitesPrivate label products are identified by the following brand names:· River Edge Farms· CFW· Southern Zest· CJ’s Vending· Binford Street Deli· Middle Georgia Vendors· Roanoke Foods· Select Foods· Jesse JonesThe products being recalled were sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. The recall was initiated as a result of sampling and testing performed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.To date, there have been no reported illnesses related to these products. However, the Turks Caicos Government Islands Department of Agriculture and Environmental Health Department are urging consumers, who have purchased the affected products to desist from eating them and destroy or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Distributers within the Turks and Caicos Islands are urged to contact their suppliers immediately.Persons who suspect that they might have consumed any of the affected products and are feeling unwell are advised to visit a medical facility immediately.Importers of agricultural produce are also advised to pay close attention to the notice and to ensure that their consignments destined for importation are untainted.Below is a list of the recalled products with their Manufactured Number (MFG) and Universal Product Codes (UPC).Manufacture Number Product Description Universal Product Code1636 Potato Wedges 7-01248-00924-31740 Caesar Salad 7-01248-01028-71739 Garden Salad 7-01248-01027-01729 Apple Cobbler 7-01248-01041-61749 Blueberry Crunch Cake 7-01248-01037-91750 Cherry Crunch Cake 7-01248-01038-61738 Jello with Fruit 7-01248-01026-3659 Peach Cobbler 7-01248-00848-2648 Strawberry Shortcake 7-01248-00549-81783 Grapes 7-01248-01068-31789 Honeydew Melon 7-01248-01074-41788 Pineapple 7-01248-01073-71782 Strawberries 7-01248-01067-61790 Watermelon 7-01248-01075-11522 Caesar Salad 7-01248-00623-51502 Chef Salad 7-01248-00603-7280 Garden Salad 7-01248-00323-4The above notice is issued conjointly between the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Health Department. Interested persons are free to contact the respective Departments for further information at telephone numbers 649-338-2143, 649-338-2144, and /or 946-5801 respectively and email address agriculture@gov.tcENDGovernment Press OfficeWaterloo Road, Grand TurkTurks & Caicos IslandsTel: (649) 338-3924/ 338-3925Ext: 3924/3925Email: tcigpressrelease@gov.tcWeb: are on Facebook: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:agricultural products, Environmental Health Department, north carolina department of agriculture and consumer service, recall, sunburst foods, Turks and Caicos Islands Department of Agriculture TCIG ready to spend to stop Zika Recommended for you Salmonella contamination forces Dole Spinach recall Plastic plagued Purdue Nuggets taken off TCI store shelveslast_img read more

SZA 21 Savage leverage huge deals master recording ownership

first_img SZA, 21 Savage leverage huge deals, master recording ownership News SZA, 21 Savage leverage huge deals sza-21-savage-leverage-huge-deals-master-recording-ownership Jul 13, 2017 – 6:12 pm Jimmy Iovine on SZA label deal_071317_Zeitgeist-embed Twitter Young artists use the power of social platforms to create their brands and build their audience bases, bringing massive bargaining power to major label dealsBrian HaackGRAMMYs Jul 13, 2017 – 6:18 pm GRAMMY.comThe wild west of self-promotion opportunities afforded by modern internet and its ever-expanding interconnected spheres of social media have opened unprecedented doors of opportunity for young artists in recent years. Barriers against entry to the big leagues of the mainstream music industry continue to dissolve, and these changes occur at an increasing rate of acceleration.Previously, a young artist’s biggest barriers to entry may have been the struggle to reach untapped markets of prospective fans, which they would historically need the promotional strength of a major label to identify and activate. Now, the proliferation of peer-connected social music streaming platforms such as SoundCloud, Spotify and AppleMusic make it possible for artists with genuine appeal to cultivate and capture a large audience before ever signing a major record deal.As a natural outgrowth of this era of upheaval in our industry, there has been a fascinating shift in the balance of power. The deals certain young artists are able to sign, as well as the heretofore un-heard-of leverage they can bring to the table during their first encounters with major league players has become a fresh success story of the modern music industry.This ability to independently create first a fan base, and then a movement, has helped exciting young artists — notably Russ, SZA and 21 Savage — leverage deals making headlines.New Jersey-based rapper/producer Russ, for starters, recently made a major a splash with his series of successful SoundCloud releases, many of which have garnered more than 2 million plays in less than six months.  However, long before taking his talents for outputting hot rap singles to SoundCloud, he spent more than 10 years building a following and honing his craft.During that time, he released 11 full albums and cultivated a hardcore legion of ride –or-die fans. When it came time to finally cut a deal with a major, Russ had built an engaged audience that allowed him a 50/50 share of the profits for any releases on the label.”Basically, you either get a profit split deal or you get a royalty deal,” said Russ. “Royalty deals are s*** but new artists aren’t getting profit split deals out the gate. I was able to. That has to be part of the narrative.”St. Louis-based R&B/neo-soul singer SZA utilized her social following, with the help of Top Dawg Entertainment, to cut a joint deal with RCA Records that was so strong that even music executive Jimmy Iovine took notice. The obvious through line connecting these three young artists is quite simple: they understand the power of the medium they use to deliver music to their fans, and they’ve paid attention to the history of artists who’ve gone before them.21 Savage’s case in particular is a fascinating yet simple lesson many artists have yet to learn: ownership of the master recordings is crucial.For some artists, the battles over publishing rights and masters ownership has become the stuff of industry legend — cautionary tales for wiser rising stars to take to heart.Prince is arguably one of the most famous cases, having spent decades of his career fighting to regain financial control over the rights to the masters of some of his most beloved recordings, a battle the singer waged from the mid-1980s until 2014.Paul McCartney fought for nearly half a century to recover ownership rights to the Beatles’ massive catalog of hits, finally settling the dispute to his satisfaction just a few weeks ago.As Iovine pointed out in his summation of the changes SZA’s label deal signify, artists who understand the power of current technology are in an incredible position to leverage vastly different deals with major labels than ever before. Meanwhile, the role labels play remains pivotal — perhaps now more than ever.With equal efforts supporting artist development and activating new fan bases now coming from both artists and labels, previously unthinkable new pathways for creating successful music brands will open. The truly exciting aspect now is waiting to see what will come next.How did Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre get their start? Industry heavyweights talk HBO’s “The Defiant Ones”Read more  Yet another young artist making thoughtful moves to protect his profits and his longevity is 21 Savage. In response to an article from venerable hip-hop blog DJ Booth highlighting SZA’s success story, Savage’s manager triumphantly revealed that, due to the huge following Savage built prior to signing with L.A. Reid’s Epic Records, he was able to leverage a deal that awarded 100 percent ownership of all master recordings to the artist — a deal unheard of even five to 10 years ago. Facebook Email last_img read more

STATE REP RACE QA Pina Prinzivalli Offers Thoughts On Massachusetts Democratic Republican

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the three candidates running for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, is the response to one of this week’s questions from candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury).#2) Can you point to two things in your own party’s state platform that you DISAGREE with and explain why? Can you point to two things in your opponent’s party’s state platform that you AGREE with and explain why? (Background: Democratic Platform; Republican Platform) As your next State Representative, there’s only one platform for me to work from and that’s the platform of the 19th Middlesex District.  I’ve been on the campaign trail for a year now, and have spoken with thousands of taxpayers, Democrats, Republicans and Independents.  That platform includes holding the line on taxes and making sure our tax dollars are being put to good use with what I like to call “responsible spending.”  Responsible spending is about prioritizing local aid for education, public safety, and infrastructure; prioritizing programs to battle the opioid crisis, from education and prevention to treatment and recovery; prioritizing benefits and housing for our seniors and veterans.I may be running as a Republican, but I’m running to work on behalf of the people, not a party.  If there’s proposed legislation from a Republican administration that is bad for the district, I’m not going to be afraid to say no.  And vice versa.  I look forward to the opportunity of working across the aisle to get things done for Tewksbury and Wilmington.  I’ve spoken with Democratic legislators and candidates who have expressed to me their interest in working with someone who will bring a fresh perspective to Beacon Hill.  That tells me we can work together.  If a good idea comes from the Democratic side of the aisle, lets explore it.  If it comes from the Republican side, lets explore it.  And that’s what matters to the people, that good ideas are being explored to improve our district.An idea on the Democratic platform that I support is reworking the public education formula.  Education is a priority for the taxpayers and as someone who is preparing to start a family of my own, I want the best education possible for my children.An idea on the Democratic platform that I strongly oppose is making Massachusetts a Sanctuary State for illegal immigrants.  I want local police to have the ability to work with federal agencies, including ICE.  In July, my opponent Dave Robertson said “ICE is disgraceful” and believes they “spend too much time concentrating on those who are already here.”  I couldn’t disagree more.  They’re taking dangerous criminals off of our streets and are risking their lives to do so.  We’ve seen a number of arrests of illegal immigrants over the summer in Tewksbury for drug trafficking.  When the Sanctuary State bill is refiled in January, and I’m serving as your next Representative, I will be voting “NO.”  And I’m the only candidate who has committed to do so.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)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… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Stands With Dandi-LyonsIn “Government”last_img read more

Jewellery bought from disclosed income inherited not to be taxed Govt

first_imgAllaying fears over taxation on ancestral jewellery, government Thursday clarified that amended Income Tax bill, which has been passed by Lok Sabha, has no provisions to tax jewellery inherited by an individual or bought from his disclosed income.”It is clarified that the jewellery or gold purchased out of disclosed income or out of exempted income like agricultural income or out of reasonable household savings or legally inherited which has been acquired out of explained sources is neither chargeable to tax under the existing provisions nor under the proposed amended provisions,” the notification said.Earlier, there were rumours spreading around that all gold jewellery including ancestral one shall be taxed at 75 percent with an additional penalty of 10 percent.”The apprehension sought to be created that the jewellery with the household which is acquired out of disclosed sources or exempted income shall become taxable under the proposed amendment is totally unfounded and baseless,” the notification said.The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Taxation Laws (second) Amendment Bill, providing another chance to people with unaccounted cash to come clean. The bill is now under the consideration of Rajya Sabha.In a surprise move, government announced demonetization of high value currencies on November 8 in its bid to check flow of black money in the system. As some of the black money makes it way to gold, there were fears over imposing taxation on jewellery.However, government Thursday clarified that legitimate holding of jewellery upto any extent is fully protected and will not invite any taxation.last_img read more

14m uninsured under new US health plan

first_imgUS Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) explains the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act during his weekly press conference at the US Capitol. AFP file photoAbout 14 million fewer Americans will have health insurance next year under the new Republican plan to replace Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional analysis projected Monday, heaping pressure on President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge for broader coverage.By 2026, that number would shoot up to 24 million, the Congressional Budget Office projected, in perhaps the most alarming revelation in its highly-anticipated report.It also said that enacting the legislation currently before Congress—a measure backed by Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan—would reduce the federal deficit by some $337 billion over the next decade, a relatively small savings given the massive size of the US economy.Average health coverage premiums would rise by 15 to 20 percent in 2018 and 2019 for individual policy holders, it said.The CBO report was being seen as a black eye for Trump’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, which has already faced substantial opposition from within his own party, especially over fears it would leave millions uninsured.“Trumpcare would be a nightmare for the American people,” top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said, as he and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi urged House Speaker Paul Ryan to scrap the legislation.Trump and his inner circle have insisted the plan will be a vast improvement over Barack Obama’s signature health care reform—which many in his party say caused health care coverage costs to spike.“We disagree strenuously with the report that was put out,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said at the White House.“The CBO looked at a portion of the plan but not the entire plan,” Price said.He added that the current legislation under consideration is just the first part of a three-pronged plan that includes administrative action to deregulate the marketplace and later legislation that allows people to purchase insurance across state lines.“Our plan is not about forcing people to buy expensive, one-size-fits-all coverage. It is about giving people more choices and better access to a plan they want and can afford,” Ryan said.‘Nightmare’The White House has spent the past week grappling with maintaining party unity in the face of opposition to the new initiative.Some conservatives have argued that the plan is too similar to Obamacare, while moderates warn the new legislation does not provide enough funding to help millions retain or purchase coverage.Trump campaigned for a full year on repealing and replacing Obamacare, repeatedly stating his desire to make health coverage available for everybody.On Sunday, his administration went so far as to predict no one will suffer financially from the transition to a more free-market system.“Nobody will be worse off financially in the process that we’re going through,” Price said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”Trump, facing mounting concern about the plan, met Monday with “victims of Obamacare” to highlight the Republican replacement.Asked before the CBO report was released whether he had a message to Americans who might lose coverage, Trump urged optimism.“If we’re allowed to do what we want to do, it will get better. Much better,” he replied.‘Do not walk the plank’The GOP plan rolls back the expansion of the Medicaid health care program for the poor by 2020, replaces government subsidies with tax credits to help individuals buy insurance and scraps Obamacare taxes.It preserves two popular Obamacare provisions: the rules that insurance companies cannot refuse coverage to anyone due to a pre-existing condition, and that dependents can remain on their parents’ insurance plan until age 26.The Affordable Care Act helped 20 million Americans gain coverage.Under the new plan, premiums would begin decreasing by 2020, CBO said, due to grants that could bump up tax credits to poor or working-class Americans, and because younger people would be projected to sign up for coverage.But costs by 2026 would be some 20 to 25 percent higher for people age 55 to 64, CBO said.And by that year, roughly 19 percent of Americans under 65 would be uninsured, CBO said, compared with the 10 percent uninsured projected under current law.Senator Tom Cotton warned that the bill as is could not pass the Senate, and called on fellow Republicans to avoid a political meltdown on health care that could cost their party in the 2018 mid-term elections.“I would say to my friends in the House of Representatives, with whom I served: Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote,” Cotton told ABC “This Week.”last_img read more

CU teacher Maidul remanded for derogatory remarks on PM Hasina

first_imgMaidul Islam. Photo: UNBA Chattogram court on Monday placed Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University (CU), on a three-day remand in a case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.Chattogram senior judicial magistrate Shahidullah Kaiser passed the order following a remand petition filed by police.On Sunday, police sought a five-day remand for Maidul in the case.On 24 September, Maidul Islam was sent to jail in the case filed by former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz with Hathazari police station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act on 24 July.CU authorities suspended Maidul Islam on 25 September in this connection.On 15 July, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threat reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement.The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.last_img read more

Wasike and Forrest Begin NCAA Indoor Competition This Weekend

first_img Live Results Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Drocas Wasike and Makenli Forrest will be competing in the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend in at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.  Wasike will run in the 5,000 meters on Friday while Forrest will compete in the women’s weight throw on Saturday. The championships, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Birmingham, will begin Friday, March 8 and conclude on Saturday, March 9.ESPN3 will stream the championships live starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time March 8 and starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time March 9. A re-air of the championship will take place starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, March 10 on ESPN2 and again Monday, March 11 starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ESPNU.Wasike will run on Friday night at 9:07 p.m. Eastern time.   Wasike started off the indoor season by breaking the school record in the 5,000 meters at the BU Season Opener in December with a time of 15:14.78.  She finished as the ACC runner-up in a closely contested race.  Wasike won the 3,000 meters the next night at the ACC Championships with a time of  9:24.05.  She earned first team All-ACC honors in the 5,000 meters and 3,000 meters.  She currently ranks fifth in the nation in the 5,000 meters.  Saturday’s ESPN3 Broadcast Link center_img Forrest will start competition in the weight throw at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.  Forrest established herself as a strong competitor in the weight throw once again this season. Forrest set a personal best with a throw of 22.18m/72-09.25 at the Hoosier Hills. She won the event four times, finishing in the top four of all six meets this season.  She earned second team All-ACC honors after finishing fourth at the ACC Championships with a throw of 20.71m/67-11.50.  She currently ranks eighth nationally in the weight throw.  Print Friendly Version Friday’s ESPN3 Broadcast Link last_img read more

Guj HC Bench recuses from petition against Reliance SEZ

first_imghmedabad: A division Bench of the Gujarat High Court, headed by acting Chief Justice VM Sahai, has recused itself from hearing a petition against acquisition of land for a special economic zone (SEZ) in five villages in Jamnagar district for Reliance Project Engineering Associates. “List these matters before a Bench, of which both of us are not members after obtaining nomination from the Honourable acting Chief Justice on the administrative side,” the Bench of Justices Sahai and RP Dholaria  Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIhad said on June 22.Before passing the order, Justice Sahai said: “We can’t take up the case….whatever has happened in the last two-three days has shaken our confidence.” However, he did not elaborate further on the reasons. Local villagers, who have moved the HC, have alleged that land acquisition rules were violated while granting land to the Reliance group.According to the petition, on November 21, 2005, the Union government sanctioned SEZ for petroleum and petro products for Reliance Project Engineering Associates by “violating” all the norms under SEZ Act. Subsequently, 4,494 hectares of land in Navagam, Kanalus, Kanachhikari, Padana and Derachhikari were acquired by Reliance Industries Ltd in 2008, it says.last_img read more

Health is wealth

first_imgA healthy body leads to a healthy mind, says a famous proverb. Health and fitness keeps our body and mind healthy and peaceful. It brings out the feeling of being well physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. Today’s sedentary lifestyle, loaded with stress and fatigue, gives less space to live a healthy and happy life. The stress and unregulated food habits make the human body much more prone to diseases such as high blood pressure, depression, hyper tension and diabetes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Exercise is the key to a healthy and a glowing skin. Proper diet and exercise are the mainstays for a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise helps boost your immune system and prevent some of the diseases, particularly those that involve the upper respiratory track. The fluid regulation in the body is responsible for maintaining the body fitness as water helps to flush out the toxicants from our body.Moreover, a lot of diseases can be prevented with daily exercise. Health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure which require lifelong medication can be controlled by regular exercise which helps keep our body fit and active. People aged between 25 and 55 years are more vulnerable to diseases. People of this age group deal with a lot of stress, unpredictable schedules and unhealthy lifestyle which eventually makes them prone to health issues and diseases.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixConsidering a systematic fitness regime, they can maintain their stress levels and can lead to healthy lifestyle along with meeting all their commitments. Prioritizing people’s health and fitness, many organisations have taken a step forward to work out on the specific heath issues. Likewise FitMeIn, a fitness e-wallet lets you exercise in one go. FitMeIn believes that there are plenty of ways to boost your health and fitness level, which further encourages each person to take up exercising in their own way. It provides a passport to reach fitness studios across Delhi/NCR. FitMeIn is redefining the segment and making all fitness options accessible under one roof.Vishesh Goel, founder, FitMeIn, a CA by profession aims to build something from scratch and see it scale up. One should keep in mind that staying fit is not a destination, it is a way of life.last_img read more

Analogue TV will be completely switched off in the

first_imgAnalogue TV will be completely switched off in the UK on October 24, 2012.Digital UK, the body tasked with managing switchover, said that the five-year switchover period will be brought to a close next year when the last analogue signals are switched off in Northern Ireland. Digital UK said that the process will come in at £53 million (€60 million) under budget.last_img

Cosme Lopez Venezuelan group Cisneros Media has pr

first_imgCosme LopezVenezuelan group Cisneros Media has promoted Cosme Lopez to oversee its worldwide pay TV operations.Lopez will be senior VP and general manager of pay TV channels and services, effective immediately, working out of Cisneros’ Miami base and reporting to executive VP, content distribution Marcello Coltro.He joined Cisneros in 2000 as general manager of cable network Cisneros Continental and went on to establish channels such as Venevision Plus, VmasTV and VePlusTV and expanding Cisneros business in Latin America and the Caribbean.His new duties include overseeing Cisneros’ multiplatform pay TV business and overseeing telenovela OTT cahnnel Romanza+Africa, which is run in conjuction with Mexico’s Azteca and XP Africa.“Cosme has done a remarkable job managing the daily operations and distribution of our linear channels, joint ventures and Pay-TV services throughout Latin America,” said Marcello Coltro, who took on his post earlier this year.Cisneros’ long-serving distribution chief Cesar Diaz exited the operation last month, as TBI revealed at the time. Coltro is now in charge of all distribution operations.last_img read more

Belarus pay TV operator Cosmos TV has added new ch

first_imgBelarus pay TV operator Cosmos TV has added new channels to its line-up.Cosmos TV has added Russian general entertainment channel TV3, music channel 9 Volna, which airs music programming featuring content from Russia’s different ethnic groups, culture channel Teatr and adult animation channel 2×2 to its programming line-up.The operator has also extended the availability of Russian extreme sports and entertainment channel Russian Extreme TV, making it available in its sports, Plus MMDS and full digital cable packs, and has added investigative reportage channel Top Secret to its ‘cognitive’ factual and full digital cable TV packages. Eurosport News has meanwhile been made available on the operator’s sports and full digital cable packages, while ID Extra joins the Plus MMDS service.last_img read more

While Americans are busy dissecting the Michelle W

first_imgWhile Americans are busy dissecting the Michelle Wolf monologue at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, Nigerians (and experts on Nigeria) are busy expressing themselves about Monday’s meeting with President Trump and their president Muhammadu Buhari. It’s the first time Trump has met with a sub-Saharan African leader.Here’s a roundup of responses, from interviews with Nigerians and other commenters and from Twitter.Some are glad the meeting took place.”I am really excited about the recent developments, and I believe it’s a way of strengthening relationship between both countries,” says writer Divine Nwoye.Others are not fans of the U.S. President, especially in light of his reported use of a vulgar term to characterize African nations in January 2018.Desmond Okon, political commentator and resident of Lagos: “He’s a controversial human being who has a reputation for offensive comments. [Our] President should be careful with the things he says to avoid selling the country out.”Some praise Trump’s sympathy for the “killings of Christians”…Osita Obeta, who just joined he National Youth Service Scheme for the one-year mandatory stint: “I’ve always loved Trump and his frankness when it comes to talking about issues, and his stance on the senseless killings in Nigeria is a good one. Leaders should not shy away from calling a spade a spade.”… but others are skeptical.Some wonder why Trump only mentioned one group that’s suffering.And some are wondering about visas to immigrate to the U.S.There’s a call for action, not just talk.Victor Ejechi, a recent graduate of the University of Benin who lives in Lagos: Trump’s remarks needs to be acted upon before we can have a full-blown celebration. Rhetoric statements on fighting human trafficking, corruption and insecurity don’t solve problems. I hope Buhari returns to Nigeria energized to take serious actions on what he discussed with Trump.”They’re glad that corruption was mentioned but aren’t certain change is coming.Ejechi says Buhari’s war against corruption has not produced “good results”: “What have we done with all the recovered money? Has anybody been jailed for corruption?”Obeta has a different perspective: “Buhari has partly tried to eliminate corruption, but the people he is working with have not made it easy for him.”They’re glad that trade was brought up:Merit Ayibe, a journalism student: “I am happy they discussed trade because Nigeria needs to attract more investment rather than aid for real development to happen.”They have mixed feeling about U.S. aid.Ayibe: “No country can develop by depending on aid. Most of the aid we’ve collected in the past were not used well, in fact they could provide basic facilities that would address issues like malaria.”Okon: “Aid is good, but the question is what is the catch? What is the motivation behind it? If the agreement is safe after all considerations then I don’t have issues with it.”They speculate about why the meeting was held in the first place.Matthew T. Page, former State Department official and associate fellow at Chatham House: “Left to his own devices, I think President Trump would have minimal interest in meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari or any other African leader. This meeting is most likely the result of efforts by diplomats and other policymakers from both countries to bring together these two leaders to reaffirm the close — if not occasionally challenging — relationship between the United States and Africa’s largest economy and most populous country. The meeting offers presidents Buhari and Trump — both of whom are politically polarizing figures in their respective countries — the opportunity to appear engaged, statesmanlike and in control.”And everybody’s having fun with a photo of Buhari signing the White House registry:Linus Unah is a freelance journalist covering global health, conflict, agriculture, and technology in Nigeria. Find him @linusunah. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Finding love is not easyBut Supreme Court Justice

first_imgFinding love is not easy.But Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg counts herself among the lucky ones.She had an epic marriage to her late husband, Marty Ginsburg, that has been detailed in many places (here, here and here), including the RBG documentary.But this past year tested Ginsburg in a new way without the love of her life. She was diagnosed with cancer for the third time in 20 years late last year, and it was the first time she has had to wage the fight without Marty.”My first two cancer bouts — both colorectal cancer at Washington Hospital Center and pancreatic cancer at Sloan Kettering — Marty stayed with me,” Ginsburg told NPR’s Nina Totenberg in an interview on July 23. “He stayed with me in the hospital sleeping on an uncomfortable couch despite his bad back. And I knew that someone was there who really cared about me and would make sure that things didn’t go wrong.”Don’t see the video? Click here.Throughout his life, Marty, who was one of the preeminent tax lawyers in the country, was a principal booster of his wife. He played a behind-the-scenes lobbying role, for example, in her eventual appointment to the Supreme Court. He was even the principal cook for his wife and children in an era when most men took a back seat on domestic duties, and no one seemed to relish Ruth’s accomplishments more than Marty.And he was always looking out for her, like that one time in the hospital when, without him there, Justice Ginsburg might have died.”There was one day during [the] colon cancer bout when I was getting a blood transfusion, and Marty saw that something was very wrong,” Ginsburg said, “and he immediately yanked the needle out of me. It turned out that there was a mismatch not in the type of blood but in some antigen. I might not have lived it if he hadn’t been there.”He encouraged her to go to a physical therapist. That famous exercise regimen of hers might not have happened were it not for Marty.”I didn’t want to do it,” Ginsburg said. “I was exhausted, and Marty said, ‘You do it.’ And he was quite insistent about that. So, to have his loving care and yet his determination that I do what was necessary to heal faster, it was hard to be alone.”When she was recovering from cancer twice before, Marty would cook for her, walk with her, read to her and make her laugh.”Marty had a wonderful sense of humor, as you know,” Ginsburg said.Ginsburg is reminded of Marty every day, especially, she said, when the newspaper arrives.”He was my clipping service with The New York Times and The [Washington] Post,” she said. “I miss him every morning, because I have no one to go through the paper and pick out what I should read.”Now with him gone, Justice Ginsburg cherishes Marty’s memory. But, to get by, she has dived into her work at the court. “The work is really what saved me,” she said, “because I had to concentrate on reading the brief doing a draft of an opinion, and I knew that had to get done. So I had to get past whatever my aches and pains were. Just do the job.” Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit read more

MTN Uganda Unveils its National Grassroots Football Development Program

first_imgSenior MTN Uganda Officials pose with replicas of the football jerseys which are part of the 900+ kits to be distributed countrywide under the MTN Uganda Grassroots Football Development Program. The officials represented are (L-R): Mrs. Eunice Atyeno (representing Greater Central), Mr. Keith Tukei (General Manager for Sales and Distribution), Mr. Valery Okecho (MTN Manager for Corporate Communications) and Robert Baine (Regional Business Manager – Southwestern Region). Advertisement MTN Uganda on Tuesday officially unveiled its Grassroots Football Development Program where it will support local football teams countrywide with kits. The pilot program will see the telecom firm acquire over 900 football kits which will be donated to football teams across the country covering all regions of Uganda.In the first phase of this initiative MTN has invested over 50 million UGX and it will see over 66 village football teams acquire new, quality football uniforms and soccer balls. The program was unveiled by the MTN General Manager for Sales and Distribution Mr. Keith Tukei who was ecstatic about the potential of the program in developing the game.“The initiative is aimed at enhancing football playing experiences amongst children across the four regions of Uganda. Our aim as MTN Uganda is to grow the game of football, create inroads in spotting and identifying young, local talent and uplifting this talent to a national level”.MTN General Manager for Sales and Distribution Mr. Keith Tukei (left) delivers a point during the launch of the MTN Uganda Grassroots Football Development Program. Looking on is Valery Okecho the MTN Manager for Corporate Communications. – Advertisement – Speaking at the launch, Valery Okecho the MTN Manager for Corporate Communications stated that Football as a sport unites us all. The love for the game challenges MTN to continuously seek ways to supply talent towards national excellence.“This program is aimed at supporting young footballers who felt that their talent would lead them nowhere, who had no hope of exporting it from the dusty playgrounds in the countryside to national recognition,” he said.This is done in tandem with the pre-existing grassroots football development initiatives spearheaded by the local football governing body.“It is our strong belief that through this support we shall develop a nation full of confident, talented footballers not only from Central Uganda but also from Northern, Eastern and Western Uganda,” Val concluded.The Grassroots program was envisaged after MTN Uganda Senior officials noticed there were lots of local, village teams playing with promise, participating and excelling in local tournaments but lacked the basic football kits like a team jersey or even a standard soccer ball.“This program is really personal for us as a company, seeing kids and the youth alike out there enjoying themselves was touching. We therefore look forward to creating extra motivation to the footballers to train and have a great playing experience,” Mr. Keith Tukei said.MTN General Manager for Sales and Distribution Mr. Keith Tukei (center) delivers a point during the launch of the MTN Uganda Grassroots Football Development Program as Mrs. Eunice Atyeno (left) a MTN Manager representing Greater Central and Valery Okecho (right) the MTN Manager for Corporate Communications look on.Grassroot football teams that are talented, have a good track record, show promise, participate in local football tournaments and are not part of the top flight teams in the national league will be targeted through this program. It is expected that this initiative will be carried out annually.For teams that are interested in benefiting from this program, they will have to officially register using a certain criteria that will look into their performance, promise and good conduct. The team should not be participating in any of the organised football leagues.Mrs. Eunice Atyeno (left) a MTN Manager representing Greater Central receives a replica of the football jerseys which are part of the 900+ kits to be distributed countrywide under the MTN Uganda Grassroots Football Development Program from Mr. Keith Tukei, General Manager for Sales and Distribution. Looking on is Valery Okecho the MTN Manager for Corporate Communications.Beneficiaries will be seen to be competitive, represent the MTN brand and espouse its values, will henceforth be brand ambassadors and observe good conduct. Using its Regional Business Managers, MTN Uganda will scout for new talent and beneficiaries in the course of their field visits. This project is being implemented by the Sales and Distribution team.The Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) hailed this initiative by MTN Uganda.“As USPA we welcome this initiative to develop football from the grassroots because Uganda is full of potential but most of the talent remains untapped. As a sports journalists’ body we are happy when sports grows because it means that our sector is moving in the right direction,” read a statement signed by Mr. Patrick Kanyomozi the General Secretary of USPA.Senior MTN Uganda Officials applaud after officially launching the MTN Uganda Grassroots Football Development Program where 900+ kits will be distributed countrywide to over 66 teams across Uganda. The officials at the launch included (L-R): Mrs. Eunice Atyeno (representing Greater Central), Isaiah Ssemamuli (Regional Business Manager – Eastern Region), Mr. Keith Tukei (General Manager for Sales and Distribution), Mr. Valery Okecho (MTN Manager for Corporate Communications) and Robert Baine (Regional Business Manager – Southwestern Region).Internationally, FIFA supports Grassroots Programs by offering everyone the chance to play football, without discrimination and without the need for major infrastructure. With its core statement of ‘Grassroots football is football for everyone, by everyone, everywhere’ MTN Uganda’s program is in line with supporting the development of grassroots football by facilitating the much needed football kits that are a preserve of a few.The MTN Group abides by its Brand Mission of making customers’ lives a whole lot brighter. In line with this mission the program will indeed make the lives of all footballers brighter.[related-posts]last_img read more

iPad Pro Gets a Bigger Screen But Comes at a High Price

first_img –shares Image credit: Apple Apple’s smallest iPad Pro is getting bigger.Speaking at WWDC on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the new 10.5-inch version the “perfect size” for the company’s flagship tablet. It replaces the 9.7-inch version, although Apple is keeping the 12.9-inch model, which it also refreshed at WWDC. Despite the larger screen, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn’t get any heavier than its predecessor — it still weighs about one pound. Inside, it’s powered by an A10X Fusion chip and includes the same cameras as the iPhone 7, which means a 12-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization, along with a 7-megapixel front shooter. And since one of the iPad Pro’s chief advantages over the regular iPad is compatibility with the Apple Pencil, there’s also a redesigned Retina display that achieves smoother scrolling and drawing with the pencil thanks to 20-millisecond latency.If you’re editing video footage with your iPad Pro, the expanded screen real estate, better Pencil reaction times and A10X chip will likely make for a smoother experience. And if you’re editing video outside or in other challenging light conditions, you’ll appreciate that the display can automatically adjust its white balance to compensate. While that feature is also available in the previous generation, it’s another reason to chose the iPad Pro over the iPad.The main reason not to spring for the iPad Pro is, of course, its astronomical price, and that’s no less true with Monday’s update. If you’re a current 9.7-inch iPad Pro owner, you’ll need to replace your keyboard if you upgrade to the 10.5-inch model. Apple is offering a new $159 full-size Smart Keyboard that also doubles as a cover to fit the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.Add the keyboard and pencil ($99) to the $649 asking price for the 64GB Wi-Fi-only 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and you start to enter ultrabook territory, which means that even with a larger size, the base-model iPad Pro will have limited appeal among cost-conscious professionals. The refreshed 12.9-inch model, which gets the same internal improvements as its little cousin, starts at $799 for a 64GB Wi-Fi-only version. Both models can be ordered starting Monday with a cellular antenna for an additional $130. iOS 11 will bring additional capabilities to the iPad Pro when it rolls out this fall, including new multi-tasking features like drag and drop and an easier-to-use app picker menu. Apple Register Now » Add to Queue News reporter Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Next Article This story originally appeared on PCMag iPad Pro Gets a Bigger Screen, But Comes at a High Price Tom Brant Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This fall, iOS 11 will also bring additional multi-tasking capabilities, like drag and drop.last_img read more