Local Company Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract

first_imgThe Province of British Columbia has awarded Dawson Creek contractor Brocor an 8.5 million dollar contract that will see construction on the Braden Road completed.The contract, part of the Oil and Gas Rural Road Improvement Program (OGRRIS), is for phase 3 of 3 that has seen the entirety of Braden Road get strengthened, widened, and seal coated over the last few years. While Brocor will be focusing on strengthening, widening, and seal coating the rest of the road, they will also be adding new lighting to the John Hart Highway/ Braden Road intersection, improving intersections 212, 214, and 216 along the Braden Road, and upgrading the drainage around the Barringham Bridge.- Advertisement -Local Minister Blair Lekstrom is excited to see development to an important road in the Peace.“Braden Road is one of the most-travelled [roads] in our region. The improvements we’re doing here will help improve travel and safety for local residents and support increased industry investment and activity.”Overall, the province has been busy when it comes to Peace Region roads, with this contract bringing the total money invested, since 2001, to 925 million dollars.Construction on the Braden Road should start shortly, and be completed in approximately a year’s time. Advertisementlast_img read more

Bandits shoot Minister’s bodyguard during attempted robbery

first_imgThe bodyguard of Minister Keith Scott was shot twice on Monday during an attempted robbery.Reports are the 62-year-old man, who is a member of the Rural Constabulary, was shot at about 06:30h at Market Street, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.According to Police, two males on a motorcycle pounced on the elderly man and demanded his jewellery.The police in a statement said that the man, who was armed with a Force-issued handgun, refused to comply and was shot twice by the pillion rider in the lower region of his body. Reports are the men fled empty-handed after the victim drew his service weapon and discharged a round in their direction.The elderly man was rushed to a city hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition. Police have since launched an investigation. No one has been arrested.last_img read more

Injuries open way for Sanchez and Lukaku to shine for United

first_img0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez have become bit part players at Manchester United but will get a chance to boost their hopes of a bigger role thanks to an injury crisis © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 26 – Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku must both take their opportunity to impress as an injury crisis cuts through Manchester United’s squad, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says.Both players have struggled for form for much of the season, with Sanchez having started just one Premier League match in 2019, and Lukaku having gone 10 matches without scoring. The two forwards were heralded as major signings when they arrived at Old Trafford, but neither would now be considered an automatic starter.However, United’s squad is stretched to the limit as they prepare for Wednesday’s Premier League trip to Crystal Palace, with 10 players either unavailable or doubtful because of injury.That list includes four frontline forwards, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata.Lingard and Mata both had to be substituted during the first half of Sunday’s 0-0 draw at home to Liverpool, while Rashford played to the finish despite an ankle injury caused by Jordan Henderson’s challenge early on.France forward Martial missed the game with a groin problem.Caretaker-manager Solskjaer, though, is confident Sanchez and Lukaku have the quality to impress if given a sustained run in the team.Sanchez did little to impress after replacing Lingard, but Lukaku did make an impact after being moved from a central position to a wide role in order to reduce the injured Rashford’s workload.“It’s a chance for them to play to their potential. Reputation is one thing, but the potential is high,” said Solskjaer.“The two are good mates and they link up well together, so this might be a chance for those two together to find some form and give us a selection headache for when everyone gets fit.“Rom created our two biggest chances against Liverpool.“It’s a different position for him, but Rashy’s injury meant we had to leave him standing up there and running in behind. He couldn’t do too much defending work.“Rom’s attitude and workrate were fantastic.Hopefully Alexis and Rom can step up.”– ‘Taking people on’ –Solskjaer confirmed Martial would not be risked against Palace, although he could return for Saturday’s Premier League home match against SouthamptonClub captain Antonio Valencia, meanwhile, is several weeks away from a return after aggravating a calf injury.United also have Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera on the sidelines so Solskjaer has called up academy graduates Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and James Garner for the Palace trip.“They’ve been part of our training for a long time now,” said Solskjaer.“Angel has been in that successful England Under-17 side, the 2017 World Cup-winning team with Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Callum Hudson-Odoi.“He’s been a big part and has definitely shown he’ll do well.“Jimmy Garner is a Michael Carrick-type player, but 20 years younger. I’m sure he’ll do well.“Chongy will be taking people on if he comes on.“They’re ready, the kids, it’s hard if you’re a young defender coming on but as an attacker you go out there and express yourself.“But if you’re an attacker you can win the game. You can’t lose it.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Charlie Austin sings Southampton initiation song ‘Stand By Me’ LIVE on talkSPORT

first_imgCharlie Austin joined Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy on the Sports Bar on Monday night and was talked into giving a rousing rendition of his Southampton initiation song!The striker, who moved to St Mary’s from QPR earlier this month, also reflected on his debut goal against Andy’s beloved Manchester United on Saturday.last_img

JOB VACANCY: LETTERKENNY COMPANY REQUIRES PART-TIME OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

first_imgA Letterkenny business requires a part-time office administrator for maternity cover.The right person must have experience in accounts packages and Payroll.Please apply with your CV to admin@donegaldaily.com on or before December 31st. JOB VACANCY: LETTERKENNY COMPANY REQUIRES PART-TIME OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR was last modified: December 29th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Lack of money won’t stop star pupil

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Jayro didn’t know a word of English when he emigrated from Guatemala with his family in 1997. Six years later, he was handing in essays so beautifully written that Anne took them home so her husband, Bill – a decorated Marine who’d served in Vietnam – could enjoy them, too. Her star student and six of his relatives were living in a cramped, two-bedroom apartment in a gang-infested area of Panorama City. Still, he felt like the luckiest, richest kid in America – getting the chance to be in this AVID class. “I found out later his dad died when he was 3, and his family was very poor, but here he was getting the highest scores in class, and writing all these wonderful, upbeat stories,” Anne said. If ever a kid deserved a shot at continuing his education, it was this boy, his teacher thought. But how? “Here was this great kid capable of so much more, but he wasn’t going to get the chance,” Bowman said. “I felt sick about it.” There’s a shining star in every class, Anne Bowman says – the kid who listens better, works harder, puts more of himself into every assignment. He may not be the smartest kid in class, but he’s the most motivated – the one who is going places if only he catches a few breaks. Jayro Medina was that kid. Bowman was teaching an Advancement Via Individual Determination class at Monroe High School in 2003, and most of her 30 students were Latino. All of them showed academic promise, but needed help navigating the school system to succeed. Then fate stepped in. Anne attended a Marine Corps function with her husband and found herself sitting on the dais next to a man named Jay Mancini. He was on the board of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas – a high school run according to the Marine code of conduct. Half the academy’s 300 students plan to attend Annapolis, West Point or another military academy. The others don’t aspire to a military career, but their parents figure they could use a little discipline on the road to a regular college. A three-week boot camp and living in barracks for a couple years seems to help. Mancini spent the evening telling Anne all about the academy’s success stories, and Anne told him about this kid in her class who would make any school proud. Before the night was over, Mancini had offered Jayro a $50,000, two-year scholarship to attend MMA. Anne couldn’t wait to tell Jayro, so she called him from her car on the way to the airport. “She said if I wasn’t sitting down I should because she had this gift for me,” he said. “When she told me what it was, I knew right away this was my chance, the opportunity I needed.” He’d have to ask his mom first, Jayro said, but he was pretty sure she’d want him to take the scholarship. She did when she was assured that her then-17-year-old son was not enlisting in the service. “She was stunned that anyone would give me a gift like this,” Jayro said. “Then she cried and hugged me, told me to make my family proud.” And that’s exactly what this kid has been doing the last two years. He blew through boot camp like it was kindergarten and aced all his classes. Inside of a year, he had been promoted from a private to a lieutenant – a coup at the school. And when MMA went looking for one student to lead the academy’s honor guard at its graduation last month, it was Jayro Medina carrying the U.S. flag by the dais where Bill and Anne Bowman stood, smiling proudly. The future looked bright for the kid. Then fate stepped in again – this time, on the other side. Jayro had been accepted at The Citadel, a military academy in Charleston, S.C. An ROTC scholarship had been lined up to pay the $28,000-a-year tuition. Then he read the small print. “Mrs. Bowman, I’m not a citizen,” Jayro said. “I have a green card. I’m here legally, but I’m not a citizen.” Anne said she felt the wind knocked out of her, and she almost fell to her knees. “Without that scholarship, I saw his future flying out of his hands,” she said Tuesday, sitting with Jayro in the backyard of her Lake Balboa home. He’s in limbo now. The Citadel still wants him, but he’ll have to come up with the money. So far only $2,000 in financial aid has been raised. The Bowmans plan to contact all their friends, local congressmen and military service organization to see if they’d like to help a great kid make his family proud. “It’s called begging,” Anne said. In the meantime, Jayro is looking for a summer job. He’s no quitter, the 19-year-old says. He’s worked too hard, come too far, to give up now. He’ll make it to The Citadel when classes start in August even if he has to pay the school $50 bucks a month for the rest of his life. He took all the Marines could throw at him in high school. He’ll take this, too. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749 HOW TO HELP If you have leads on a summer job or scholarship for Jayro Medina, call Anne Bowman at (818) 343-2663.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MICKEY HARTE -“LEO MCLOONE IS THE UNSUNG HERO OF DONEGAL”

first_imgTyrone manager Mickey Harte has praised the influence of Leo McLoone on this current Donegal side ahead of their All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry.Harte believes the Glenties man doesn’t receive enough recognition for how important he is to the Donegal system.Harte told Charlie Collins at the Donegal Daily ‘Up For The Match’ that McLoone was a vital cog in Donegal’s system, and feels he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. Harte said, “Leo McLoone is brilliant player, he gets through a mountain of work, and is vitally important to Donegal.“He’s so important to their system, he works so hard, he picks up breaks, he starts attacks, he stops attacks, he’s a super player and doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.Harte pointed to the goals McLoone netted in the earlier rounds of the Ulster Championship.“He took his goals so well against Derry and Antrim, and scored them at crucial stages. “The Derry goal was a huge one and he stepped up to the plate, when they needed it.“They’ll be a lot of speculation on who will start and who won’t start, but he’ll certainly be in the starting line-up on Sunday.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MICKEY HARTE -“LEO MCLOONE IS THE UNSUNG HERO OF DONEGAL” was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalLeo McLoonemickey hartenewsSportlast_img read more

Players speak out against league’s new dress code

first_imgIf NBA players are “dressed to the nines” this season, there will be a good reason for it. Commissioner David Stern has given solid backing to a league-wide dress code that is expected to be issued before the start of the season next month. Players union president Antonio Davis has said he could support some type of dress code, but he indicated he was against a total ban on wearing jeans. – If there’s one thing Cuttino Mobley remembers about playing quarterback at Philadelphia’s Cardinal Dougherty High, it’s that it didn’t hold his interest. “I got tired of playing just one game per week,” said the Clippers guard, a cousin of Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley. “I got tired of doing the same thing, throwing to the same guy all the time.” Signed to a five-year, $42 million deal by the Clippers in August, Mobley is known for his accuracy from 3-point range. But if there’s anything that makes him bristle, it’s calling him purely a shooter. “I do everything,” said the 6-foot-4 left-hander, who made nearly 44 percent of his 342 three-point attempts last year with Orlando and Sacramento. “I came into this league as a one-on-one guy. Last year I was tops in the league in three-point percentage, so now I’m a shooter. That’s nice and all, but I’m more than that.” Los Angeles is his fourth team since the 2003-04 season began. The former University of Rhode Island star played his first six years in Houston with the Rockets, but he was part of the Steve Francis-for-Tracy McGrady trade that sent him to Orlando last summer. Then he went to the Kings in a January deadline deal. Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy raves about the 30-year-old Mobley’s ability to beat opponents off the dribble. For a team that went just 6-31 in games it trailed going into the fourth quarter a year ago, Mobley is the kind of player who can make a difference late in games while helping the young Clippers mature. “He’s the guy you want with the ball for that last shot,” Dunleavy said. “Shooting 33 percent from three is the same as 50 percent from the field. But it’s also the leadership aspect he brings. He has a nice understanding of to deal with other players, particularly the young guys. He understands how to get a point across.” – Eddy Curry’s status with the New York Knicks remained unsettled Thursday, with the team waiting for medical tests on his irregular heartbeat. Knicks president Isiah Thomas said Thursday the team does not have all the information needed to evaluate whether Curry is healthy enough. Curry, the Bulls’ top scorer last season at 16.1 points a game, missed the final 13 games of the year and the playoffs after his condition was discovered. The 6-foot-11 center was traded this week from Chicago with Antonio Davis for Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney and Jermaine Jackson. Isiah Thomas expected Curry to be practicing with his new teammates at the College of Charleston by now. Instead, Curry sat on the sidelines Thursday as several Knicks came by to shake his hand and welcome him. The club also was waiting for Curry’s medical records from Chicago. The deadline for the deal is 6 p.m. today. “Hopefully, this will be resolved soon,” Thomas said. “Hopefully, the doctors will work fast and we’ll see where we are.” The 22-year-old Curry, entering his fifth NBA season, had refused Chicago’s request for a DNA test to determine whether he was susceptible to cardiomyopathy, the ailment that killed former Boston Celtics guard Reggie Lewis and Loyola Marymount star Hank Gathers. Thomas said the Knicks couldn’t give Curry a DNA test because of New York’s privacy and employment laws. Thomas and Knicks coach Larry Brown said Curry was in good spirits. “He’s a Chicago kid. That team had a great future. I don’t know if it’s ever easy being traded,” Brown said. “My hope is that this is a good situation for him.” Davis, the Knicks’ other new player, arrived at camp Wednesday but flew back to Chicago to deal with a family medical problem, Thomas said. Davis, who turns 37 this month, is not enthusiastic about uprooting his life, Thomas said, but he expects Davis to perform strongly. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The dress code will require players to wear business casual clothes — such as a suit or sport coat and slacks — and jeans no longer will be allowed. Players would be expected to dress this way when sitting on the bench while out of uniform and while traveling to and from NBA arenas, as well as on team flights. The code is expected to be supported by stiff fines levied by the league. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Milwaukee Bucks forward Joe Smith said Thursday he was not in favor of a strict dress code, and other NBA players have offered some strong opinions. One of those came from Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson, who told the Philadelphia Daily News: “I dress to make myself comfortable. I really do have a problem with it. It’s just not right. It’s something I’ll fight for.” Smith, entering his 11th season in the league, said he understood the idea of a dress code inside the arena. But he questioned the wisdom of having players wear suits and sport coats on every team flight or each time they drive to a home game or take a bus to a road game. “I don’t think people really care how we look coming to and from the game, as long as we’re not ridiculously dressed,” Smith said. “It’s not like we have a bunch of fans waiting for us to come out. “If we have a back-to-back, and we have to fly from here to Miami, we still have to be on the flight with our dress clothes. I’m not really fond of it right now; that’s all I can say.” last_img read more

Milan derby headlines Serie A Match-Day 28

first_img Tags: Italian Serie AShaban Lubegatop Cagliari vs FiorentinaSardegna Arena, CagliariFriday, 15-03-2019 @10:30pmFiorentina’s Europa League hopes have been dampened lately and they visit a Cagliari side not safe from relegation yet.Federico Chiesa sustained an abdominal strain in the 1-1 draw with Lazio last week and it is uncertain as to whether he will make the trip to Sardinia. In the case the winger is still injured, Giovanni Simeone will be the prime candidate to replace him on Friday night, moving Luis Muriel to a wider role.Jordan Veretout is suspended in midfield, with Marko Pjaca out for the season, so Christian Norgaard could step in.The Viola currently lie in 10th place with an outside chance of mounting a late charge for a Europa League place, however with only two wins in the league since the turn of the year, they will need to change gear fast. The Tuscans have shown consistent form in their last 10 away games in the league, losing only one, although this being the showdown with Atalanta.The biggest problem for Stefano Pioli’s men has been their draw addiction, sharing the spoils in six of the last eight rounds.Rolando Maran has to make some changes after a 2-0 defeat to Bologna last week, as Filip Bradaric is suspended, while Lucas Castro, Ragnar Klavan and Alberto Cerri are still out of action. Luca Cigarini and Paolo Faragò return to the starting XI after their bans.Cagliari will be hoping to build on their recent home form, having won their last two matches at the Sardegna Arena, including a 2-1 victory over Inter. They have lost eight out of their last 12 league games and the loss at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara leaves them in 14th place, but only six points away from the relegation zone.Fiorentina have won their last three away games at Cagliari in all competitions including a 5-3 thriller in October 2016.Sassuolo vs SampdoriaMAPEI Stadium, Reggio nell’EmilliaSaturday, 16-03-2019 @5pmSampdoria’s Europa League dreams are slipping away, even though Fabio Quagliarella is the current Capocannoniere, but Sassuolo are settling for mid-table comfort.The Blucerchiati lost the head-to-head with Atalanta on home turf last week and dropped five points off sixth place. That was a game they really had to win and a setback after two straight victories against relegation strugglers Cagliari and SPAL. Marco Giampaolo’s men are still doing better than Fiorentina, so a late run of positive results isn’t out of the question.Sassuolo were in the top six early this season with big ambitions, but Kevin-Prince Boateng’s January move to Barcelona put paid to that idea. They’ve been on a dismal streak of one win in their last 11, all the way back in January against Cagliari, which was also their last clean sheet.Mehdi Bourabia is suspended, with Marlon and Enrico Brignola injured, but Jeremie Boga’s impressive performances have allowed him to set his stall out in the trident attack with Filip Djuricic and Domenico Berardi, sending Khouma Babacar to the bench. Stefano Sensi has shaken off a knock and could return to the starting XI.Sampdoria have Gaston Ramirez back just in time, because now Riccardo Saponara has replaced him on the treatment table, joining long-term absentees Gianluca Caprari and Edgar Barreto. Jakub Jankto is another option for the trequartista role, but don’t expect to see Gregoire Defrel after his car crash this week, with reports he was over the alcohol limit.Samp have only ever beaten Sassuolo twice in 11 Serie A meetings, 2-1 at the Mapei Stadium in March 2014 and 3-2 at Marassi in November 2016, along with four draws and five defeats.SPAL vs RomaStadio Paolo Mazza, FerreraSaturday, 16-03-2019 @8pmClaudio Ranieri started his second Roma career with a victory, but has more of the squad at his disposal against SPAL.The home side are currently occupying 16th place, two points above the relegation zone, but have gone without a win since late January.Adding to SPAL’s misfortune, they will be without suspended Mattia Valoti, but Thiago Cionek returns from his ban. More importantly, Italy international winger Manuel Lazzari should make his comeback after almost a month on the treatment table.As for Roma, it was a winning start for Ranieri last time out against Empoli and the 67-year-old will be hoping to keep the momentum going.Prior to Ranieri’s arrival, Roma had won three out of their previous five games, but this wasn’t enough for Eusebio Di Francesco to keep his job after defeats to Lazio and Porto.Ranieri still has a long injury list going into this one, with Kostas Manolas, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Javier Pastore and Daniele De Rossi all sidelined. However, Edin Dzeko, Federico Fazio and Aleksandar Kolarov are all back from bans. They are replaced on the naughty step by Alessandro Florenzi, who was sent off on his birthday against Empoli for two bookable offences.Nicolò Zaniolo requires a fitness test after a recurring calf twinge forced him off last week, but Ranieri has stated he’ll use Dzeko and Patrik Schick together, something Eusebio Di Francesco generally avoided.Despite the injuries, Roma have scored at least twice in eight of their last 10 matches and SPAL have failed to win any of their last 11 home games, so the Giallorossi will be confident. Having said that, SPAL caused a huge shock with their 2-0 victory at the Olimpico back in October.These are precious points for both sides, as Roma are still within reach of the Champions League spots, especially with Milan and Inter going head-to-head on Sunday, while SPAL could find themselves in the relegation zone soon enough.Only once before have SPAL beaten Roma home and away in a single Serie A season, back in 1965-66.Torino vs BolognaStadio Olimpico Grande Torino, TurinSaturday, 16-03-2019 @10:30pmTorino are in the Europa League places, but former boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has Bologna back on their feet battling relegation.The Granata are unbeaten going back to mid-January, going down to Roma in a 3-2 thriller. Since that loss, Toro have beaten Inter, Atalanta, and drawn away at Napoli, all while climbing into sixth place and occupying a Europa League spot.Bologna are still in the bottom three, but the victory over Cagliari reduced the gap to just one point. Mihajlovic, who was fired by Torino last season, has transformed their fortunes and brought confidence to the team.Even if the results haven’t always gone their way, the Rossoblu put up a real fight against Roma and Juventus, unlucky to emerge empty-handed, and of course beat Inter at San Siro on February 3.Federico Santander is out for three weeks after dislocating his shoulder, so it’s a big choice on who gets the centre-forward role. Options are Rodrigo Palacio, Mattia Destro or Simone Edera, the latter on loan from Torino.There is a full Granata squad to choose from, so Simone Zaza and Iago Falque fight for the supporting role behind Andrea Belotti. Il Gallo has rediscovered his scoring touch in recent weeks with three goals in his last two games, having fired blanks for the previous six.Torino have won their last five Serie A home fixtures with clean sheets, so a sixth would be their best domestic run since November 1977.Genoa vs JuventusStadio Comunale Luigi de FerrarisSunday, 17-03-2019 @2:30pmAgainst all odds, Juventus pulled off a perfect comeback against Atletico Madrid, but Genoa have already taken points off them this season.On Tuesday night, a 3-0 victory with Cristiano Ronaldo knocking the Spanish giants out of the Champions League was a night of intense emotions for all fans of Italian football. It was a reminder of just what Max Allegri’s men are capable of when their backs are against the wall, but could also leave the team with something of a hangover on Sunday lunchtime.Since the arrival of Cesare Prandelli, Genoa pulled away from the relegation fight with a string of positive results. They sit in 13th place, two points off Sassuolo and comfortably mid-table.The Grifone were on a six-game unbeaten run before losing to Parma last week. The squad will try to prove themselves by playing hard and moving one step closer to safety. With Prandelli at the helm, they can start planning carefully for next year. Oscar Hiljemark is out for the season, as is Andrea Favilli for this game, bit goalkeeper Ionut Andrei Radu should return from injury.La Vecchia Signora are running away with the Scudetto this year with an 18-point lead on Napoli. Unbeaten and with no serious contender for the title, it will be hard to motivate the black & white troops for the rest of the way in Serie A, but after Tuesday night’s heroics the team can focus on winning the Champions League, a title that has become an obsession in recent years.Allegri has proven himself yet again to be an elite manager, the only title missing on his resume is the trophy with the big ears.Expect a few changes in the line-up from the team that won against Atletico Madrid. Douglas Costa could be on the bench after the latest injury setback, but Sami Khedira, Juan Cuadrado, Mattia De Sciglio and Andrea Barzagli are all out. Mario Mandzukic should be rested after limping off during the Atleti match, giving teenager Moise Kean another chance to shine following his brace against Udinese.Genoa are one of the few Serie A sides to have taken points off Juventus this season, drawing 1-1 in Turin back in October, and hope to take advantage of complacency at Marassi. If they do, it’ll be the first full season they’ve gone unbeaten against Juve since 2011-12.The main issue at the moment for Genoa is to do with goals, as they have failed to find the net in their last three matches.Genoa have failed to keep a clean sheet against Juventus in their last nine competitive meetings, dating back to October 2014, conceding 19 goals.Atalanta vs ChievoStadio Atleti Azzuri d’Italia, BergamoSunday, 17-03-2019 @05:00pmAtalanta continue their remarkable march on a Europa League spot, but relegation seems inevitable for Chievo.The Orobici had a wobble with defeats to Milan and Torino, but bounced back to their scoring best with an impressive victory over Fiorentina and a hard-earned win away to Sampdoria. They are seventh in the league table, just six points behind Champions league places.This Sunday at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, the Bergamo outfit will hope to continue their winning streak as they host a miserable Chievo Verona side who are already nailed on for relegation. Atalanta have been imperious at home this season, losing just one of their last five home games, while beating Inter and Lazio.Chievo are practically already in Serie B and while the arrival of third Coach of the campaign Domenico Di Carlo did improve performances, the results remain dismal. They’ve shipped 11 goals in their last five away matches, that’s an average of two per game, and are without a victory on their travels all season.Since three points for a win were introduced, the only side other than Chievo to reach Serie A Week 27 with one or fewer victories was Ancona, who had zero in 2003-04.Sergio Pellissier, Nenad Tomovic and Ezequiel Schelotto are all long-term absentees, but Mariusz Stepinski and Filip Djordjevic battle for the centre-forward spot, while Nicola Rigoni returns from suspension.Atalanta miss Rafael Toloi and Coach Gian Piero Gasperini, who sits out a touchline ban following his dismissal and shove on a Sampdoria director in the tunnel.Chievo have lost five of their last six meetings with Atalanta, drawing in September 2017. Their most recent victory in Bergamo was 1-0 in February 2010.Empoli vs FrosinoneStadio Carlo Castellani, EmpoliSunday, 17-03-2019 @05:00pmEmpoli make their ‘debut’ under returning Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli in this relegation scrap with Frosinone.The Tuscans fired Coach Beppe Iachini this week and brought back Andreazzoli, the man who had got them promoted from Serie B last season and was dismissed in early November.Both sides have only gained four points out of their last possible 15, leaving Empoli one point off the drop zone and Frosinone in penultimate place.Empoli are coming off of a 2-1 loss at Roma, in which Rade Krunic had a late equaliser disallowed by VAR for handball. A return to the Castellani may be beneficial for the Tuscan club, as they scored three goals in both of their last two home games.Frosinone, on the hand, will be looking for their first win in over month. Despite taking the lead against Torino through Luca Paganini in their previous game, a second half brace from Andrea Belotti condemned the Canarini to their 16thleague defeat of the season.Expect Empoli to start on the front foot as their goals this season have been coming mostly at their home ground. Frosinone will try to slow down their hosts as much as they can with a packed midfield, while also hoping to catch them on the counter-attack.Frosinone have lost only two of their last six Serie A away fixtures, winning two, and kept three clean sheets.  Lazio vs ParmaStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 17-03-2019 @5:00pmLazio must do without suspended Ciro Immobile as they host a giant-killing Parma who tend to thrive on their travels.The Biancocelesti are currently eighth Serie A, having drifted two points behind Torino and five from Roma, but have a game in hand against Udinese that could significantly change that scenario.Immobile scored with a wonderfully controlled blast from outside the box last week at the Artemio Franchi. Fiorentina goalkeeper Pietro Terracciano kept him from what seemed a sure goal earlier in the game, and a quick reaction flick from Luis Muriel eventually canceled out the Naples-born striker’s effort for a 1-1 draw.Immobile will be sorely missed against Parma, as he has picked up one yellow card too many. Having 13 goals to his name and sitting fifth in the top-scorer list, he is by far the most lethal finisher in the Lazio squad. Without Immobile, the Rome outfit will have to rely on Felipe Caicedo, who has mustered a mere four goals this season.Maybe the morale boost, given by the derby victory two rounds ago, will stretch into this match and carry Lazio on to victory. Jordan Lukaku is out for the season with a knee injury, while Wallace and Valon Berisha are both recovering from muscular problems.Parma are hovering in mid-table security and seem to be enjoying life back in Serie A. After a string of defeats and a draw against Empoli, Parma notched a home win against Genoa last weekend that should provide a dose of confidence.The Ducali famously struggle in this fixture, losing their last five Serie A trips to Lazio since a 2-1 victory in September 2009. However, they have more points on their travels this season than at the Tardini thanks to their counter-attacking style.Parma are without injured Alessandro Bastoni and Alberto Grassi, while Matteo Scozzarella is suspended, having picked up five yellow cards. If Parma forwards Gervinho and Roberto Inglese lace their boots right, they could prove dangerous to Thomas Strakosha in the Lazio goal. Inglese is certainly due a breakthrough, as he is on a six-round dry run.Lazio have lost only one of their last 12 Serie A meetings with Parma, home and away, 3-1 in March 2012, along with eight wins and three draws.Napoli vs UdineseStadio San Paolo, NaplesSunday, 17-03-2019 @8pmNapoli reached the Europa League quarter-finals, but must remember second place in Serie A isn’t locked down yet as they host unpredictable Udinese.The Partenopei will be looking to consolidate their position in the table, with in-form Milan now only six points behind them and a battle brewing for the top four.Carlo Ancelotti’s men were beaten 3-1 by RB Salzburg in Austria on Thursday evening, but still swept through to the Europa League quarter-finals thanks to the 3-0 first leg result and that early Arkadiusz Milik away goal. It has become clear their objective is now to win the trophy, seeing as Juventus are 18 points clear at the top of the Serie A table, but they can’t take their eyes off the domestic challenges yet.Napoli talisman Lorenzo Insigne pulled out in the warm-up against Salzburg, remaining a doubt for Saturday’s match. In-form Milik will lead the attack, most likely with Dries Mertens or even exciting Adam Ounas, while Raul Albiol is the only player certain to miss out due to a serious knee injury. At least Kalidou Koulibaly and Nikola Maksimovic were able to rest on Thursday, as they were suspended.Udinese will be without banned Nicholas Opoku, while Bram Nuytinck, Samir, Valon Behrami, Emmanuel Badu, Antonin Barak and Marco D’Alessandro are not expected to make the trip down south. Rolando Mandragora returns from suspension to bolster the midfield, but Jens Stryger-Larsen might have to make do as a centre-back.The Friulani step into this game as underdogs, losing all of their last six encounters with Napoli and sitting only four points above the relegation zone. Before the 4-1 loss to Juventus, they had won two on the bounce, albeit against relegation battlers Chievo and Bologna.With a decimated squad and against a motivated Napoli determined to keep hold of second place, expect a siege against Udinese at the Stadio San Paolo.Udinese haven’t won at the San Paolo in Serie A since April 2011, managing one draw and six defeats.AC Milan vs Inter MilanStadio Guiseppe Meazza, MilanSunday, 17-03-2018 @10:30pmNot only is this the Derby della Madonnina, it is also a play-off for third place with Milan one point in front of troubled neighbours Inter.This derby is heating up to be one of the biggest of recent memory, as it is a head-to-head for Champions League places, with Claudio Ranieri’s revitalised Roma ready to pounce right behind them.They are astonishingly on a 10-game unbeaten run, with their last loss coming on December 23 to Fiorentina. The Rossoneri have won five in a row, and are in red-hot form at the moment. Last weekend, Krzysztof Piatek netted his 19th goal of the season so far. The Pole is just one goal behind Sampdoria’s Fabio Quagliarella and looks to be unstoppable at the moment.Giacomo Bonaventura is the only absentee for Milan, as his campaign is over following knee surgery. Other than that, Gennaro Gattuso has a near-full squad to choose to get a one up on his rival. Lucas Biglia and Andrea Conti both made comebacks after several months out, while Mattia Caldara should also return for a spot on the bench.Meanwhile, Inter are in even more need of three points. They have been inconsistent as of late, however a loss here could see fifth-placed Roma draw level on points with them at the conclusion of this match day.On Thursday night, Inter slumped out of the Europa League with a 1-0 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, although Samir Handanovic heroics kept the scoreline down. It was a dire performance, albeit with the excuse that Luciano Spalletti had only 12 senior outfield players available.At least Lautaro Martinez and Kwadwo Asamoah will be rested due to their Europa League bans, while Roberto Gagliardini, Dalbert and Joao Mario are cup-tied. Radja Nainggolan and Mauro Icardi are still out of action, but Joao Miranda could theoretically play with a protective mask after fracturing his nose.Last weekend, Inter defeated SPAL 2-0 thanks to Matteo Politano and Roberto Gagliardini’s second half strikes. Following this weekend’s derby, Inter also face Atalanta, Roma and Juventus inside the month of April – three very difficult fixtures they must overcome should they be in with a shot for Champions League football next season.Expect late drama, because seven of the last eight goals between these sides in Serie A came in the second half.Inter are unbeaten in Serie A derbies since a 3-0 thrashing in January 2016, managing two wins and three draws.Bet on these games and many more here: Bunga BetComments last_img read more

Costs And Incidence Of Malicious Corporate Attacks Way Up

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts And while it’s never been cheap to have hackers hit your system, the cost from malicious breaches is rising sharply. This will come as small consolation to enterprises, however, which are coping with a 614% increase in mobile malware exploits in the last year alone, according to a new report from Juniper Networks. Up to 92% of such malware has been targeted at Android, given its dominant market position.While most of the malware remains targeted at retail consumers, sending fraudulent premium SMS messages, the report finds that “several attacks…could potentially be used to steal sensitive corporate information or stage larger network intrusions,” giving hackers the ability to “use the mobile device to do reconnaissance and go deeper into the corporate network.”Unfortunately, this isn’t simply a hypothetical problem.Corporate IT Under SiegeEven as IT departments and users have apparently become less prone to system glitches and negligence, according to a 2013 study by the Ponemon Institute and Symantec of 277 companies that experienced losses or thefts of protected personal data, the incidence of malicious attacks is rising fast. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Matt Asay It used to be that the biggest threat to corporate data breaches was simple incompetence. But even as the volume of malware remains roughly constant, the incidence and cost of malicious attacks on corporate networks are increasing.Malware Contained?Google recently updated its Transparency Report to showcase fluctuating levels of malware and phishing. The good news is that while phishing sites have increased, malware seems to somewhat contained: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now While all enterprises need to concern themselves with data breaches, the cost of infiltration increases significantly for highly regulated industries like Finance and Healthcare.Raise The Barricades?What to do? It’s simply not going to work to demand an entire enterprise use a particular phone – those days of Blackberry uniformity are over – and it’s not clear that attacks mostly originate at the device level, anyway. Mobile devices are being used to infiltrate corporate networks, but much of the threat remains on the server side.As the report finds, U.S. and U.K. companies received the greatest reduction in data breach costs by having a strong security posture, incident response plan and chief information officer appointment. The U.S. and France also reduced costs by engaging data breach remediation consultants.In other words, while it’s impossible to blockade all threats – the Ponemon Institute found that 51% of enterprises report getting hit with hourly attacks – a little vigilance goes a long way.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#hacking#malware#security last_img read more

Ready to talk on govt. formation if Sena sends proposal, says BJP

first_imgAfter days of suspense over reaching out to the Shiv Sena for formation of the next government in Maharashtra, the BJP on Tuesday said it was ready to negotiate as soon as its pre-poll ally sent its proposal. The Opposition has made similar overtures to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) assured the Shiv Sena that it could provide an alternative for government formation if its support was sought. Mr. Pawar  met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday.On Tuesday, leaders of the NCP and the Congress met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The Opposition leaders sought a hike in the relief announced for the rain-affected farmers.Core panel meeting Thirteen days after the results of the Maharashtra Assembly election left the BJP short of a majority, the party’s core committee met to discuss the stalemate. The Shiv Sena has been demanding the implementation of a 50:50 power-sharing formula, which it claims includes sharing of Cabinet portfolios and the post of Chief Minister. “The committee reviewed the current political situation. The people of Maharashtra have voted for a BJP-Sena  coalition, and we will give due respect to this mandate,” State party president Chandrakant Patil said after the meeting at the residence of caretaker Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.The committee, which includes Girish Mahajan and Sudhir Mungantiwar, is on standby to negotiate with the Sena, but if no proposal comes within two days, the BJP is gearing up for imposition of President’s rule. Senior BJP leader Vinod Tawde met Governor Koshyari after the meeting and apprised him of the party’s position. “We are willing to play a wait and watch game with the Sena,” a senior minister of the BJP said. Mr. Mungantiwar said the party is open to begin talks even in the next 24 hours, and the core committee will meet again on Wednesday to discuss future parleys. “You will soon get the good news on government formation,” he said. The BJP has already forwarded its proposal to the Sena to begin talks on all fronts, except the “non-negotiable” post of the Chief Minister, a source told The Hindu. Late on Tuesday, Mr. Fadnavis flew to Nagpur and met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. RSS functionaries in Nagpur were tight-lipped about what transpired at the meeting, though it is being speculated that the meeting was about the political deadlock in the State.The Sena, whose might in the 288-seat Assembly went up to 64 on Tuesday, after an independent MLA Rajendra Patil Yedavkar declared his support for the party, remained hard to please. “This statement (from the BJP) is a sign of maturity. Had they done this earlier, we would have formed government by now,” said Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut.. “All the Sena is saying is do as was decided, nothing more,” Mr. Raut said.last_img read more

I-League: Juan Quero Barraso helps Minerva Punjab FC beat Neroca FC

first_imgSpaniard Juan Quero Barraso’s stellar strike helped defending campions Minerva Punjab FC register a 1-0 victory over Neroca FC in an I-League encounter at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula on Saturday.With the win, Minerva Punjab FC jumps to the seventh spot in the points table leapfrogging Aizawl FC, Gokulam Kerala FC and Indian Arrows.This result ends Minerva’s frustrating winless run after 80 days. The Punjab-based team’s last win came against Quess East Bengal in Kolkata on December 4 last year.Minerva coach Sachin Badadhe opted for a strong attacking line-up with under-18 Elite Youth League star Makan Chothe, Prabhjot Singh, Mahmoud Al Amna and Quero starting in advanced positions.The defending Champions @minervapunjabfc steal all the 3 points at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Panchkula today. #MPFCNFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/wsJ6rpGobXHero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 23, 2019Debutant Kalif Al Hassan anchored the midfield along with Amandeep Singh as Minerva dominated proceedings from the kick-off.Akash Sangwan had an early chance in the seventh minute of the match when he found space in the left-flank but his cross was gathered with ease by Neroca goalkeeper Lalit Thapa.Amandeep had a great chance to open the account for Minerva in the 21st minute after being played in by Amna but his shot narrowly missed the post. Minerva came close once again in the 41st minute when Amna’s 30-yard shot missed the crossbar by a few inches.Neroca’s closest chance came in the 43rd minute when Subash Singh found his way through an array of Minerva defenders. Unfortunately, for the visiting side he could not find the back of the net.advertisementJuan, the Spanish magician! #MPFCNFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/Mf99YuhBMMHero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 23, 2019The visitors notched up the intensity in the second half as Chencho Gyeltshen, Katsumi Yusa and Aryn Williams all missed chances to take the lead. However, Minerva dominated the proceedings after 15 minutes.The home side almost took the lead when Chothe’s dangerous cross was converted by second-half substitute Moinuddin Khan. But the midfielder was adjudged offside by the linesman.The Warriors did not have to wait long for the all-important goal though. Moinuddin’s great ball control in the left wing allowed him to create space and send in a low cross to Quero, who showed remarkable control to find the back of the net in the 68th minute.Both sides continued to play free-flowing football for the rest of the half but Minerva held on to their lead to secure all three points.Minerva will now face Quess East Bengal in their last home fixture on March 3 while Neroca will travel to Kozhikode to face Gokulam Kerala FC on the same day.Also Read | ISL: Moudou Sougou hat-trick sends Mumbai City FC into playoffslast_img read more

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri writes to CAC, asks for declaration on conflict of interest

first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has written to the newly formed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to give a declaration regarding conflict of interest so that the hiring process for the coach of Indian team can get started, a BCCI source confirmed.”Mail has been sent to all three of them to submit their declaration as soon as possible because the last date of applying for the post of the head coach is now over and we have to appoint someone as the coach, that’s why the mail has been sent. We expect that they will submit it soon,” a BCCI source told ANI.On Wednesday, ANI learnt that the hiring procedure for the new coach of Indian cricket team may get delayed as the newly formed CAC has not yet given the undertaking of conflict of interest, a top source within the Committee of Administrators had said”As of now, newly formed CAC has not given any undertaking of conflict of interest. So the hiring process of the coach may get delayed. But we are expecting the undertaking soon. All are former cricketers and they are doing something or the other. Some are commentators, coach or running an academy. As of now, there is no alternative. We are expecting the undertaking soon from them,” the source had told ANI.The last date for filing an application for the position of head coach was July 30.Earlier, ANI had learnt through top sources of the board that Saba Karim, the General Manager of Cricket Operations, was asked by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) to give new names for the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).advertisementThe new CAC was to be monitored by the COA and then the appointment of the new head coach of the Indian team would have been done.”This CAC will have three members and they will also see that there is no conflict of interest. Whether this CAC team can be appointed or not is also a major concern as the CAC can only be formed in Annual General Meeting (AGM), but we will see what will happen,” a senior BCCI official had told ANI.The earlier CAC comprised of former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman.Tendulkar and Laxman had resigned from the CAC while there was no information from Sourav Ganguly. So a new committee was to be formed for the appointment of head coach.On being asked whether there will be any suggestions from the captain on the appointment of head coach, the source had said it’s up to the committee if they want to take suggestions or not.Also Read | Angelo Mathews leads Sri Lanka to 3-0 series sweep against BangladeshAlso See:last_img read more

Panama Gives 2 North Koreans 12 Years for Arms Smuggling

first_imgzoom The North Korean captain and the first officer of the freighter which was caught trying to smuggle weapons to Cuba via the Panama Canal in 2013 were sentenced to twelve years in prison by Panama’s Second Circuit Court, Panamanian daily The Tico Times reports.The Second Circuit Court overturned the previous ruling by a lower court that acquitted the two men and another crew member of the North Korea-flagged freighter Chong Chon Gang.That ruling was appealed by the prosecution and now the Second Court sentenced the captain of the freighter, Ri Yong Il, and the first officer, Hong Yong Hyon, for international arms trafficking, and affirmed the acquittal of North Korea’s political commissar Kim Yong Gol.“This decision does not withstand legal analysis and violates not only domestic law but international law,” said Julio Berrios, the lawyer representing the defendants.The seized ship, Chong Chon Gang, was caught carrying arms, missiles, as well as two MiG-21 jet fighters, hidden under thousands of tonnes of sugar. The ship was stopped under suspicion that it was smuggling drugs, however, the subsequent search revealed the hidden weaponry.Once discovered, Cuba said it was sending “obsolete” Soviet-era weapons to be repaired in North Korea.The incident led to the UN Security Council committee imposing sanctions on Ocean Maritime Management, the operator of the vessel.Ocean Maritime Management tried to dodge the sanctions by renaming its vessels. According to the UN report OMM renamed 13 of its 14 ships and transferred their ownership and management to other single ship owner companies.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more