Tottenham vs Liverpool team news: Keita starts

first_imgTottenham will host Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday in a crucial Premier League game, with both sides looking to edge out a win though will also potentially find difficulty getting back into the groove following the two-week international break.The home side started their season strongly with three wins, including an emphatic 3-0 victory over Manchester United, though hit a stumbling block after losing to Watford 2-1 just before the break.Jurgen Klopp’s side remain top of the table with four wins out of four, and will look to extend their winning streak to five games – though there were issues of disjointedness and lack of attacking cohesion in recent games against Leicester and Brighton. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game Tottenham v Liverpool Date Saturday, September 15 Time 12:30pm BST / 7:30am EST TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports and streamed online via the NBC Sports Live app . US TV channel Online stream NBC Sports NBC Sports Live In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports and streamed via Sky GO . UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Sky GO Squads & Team News Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Vorm, Gazzaniga Defenders Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Trippier, Rose, Walker-Peters, Aurier, Foyth, Davies Midfielders Winks, Lamela, Wanyama, N’Koudou, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dembele, Onomah, Lucas, Amos Forwards Son, Kane, Llorente, Janssen Tottenham duo Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris will both be unavailable to face the Reds at home , with the England midfielder having sustained a hamstring injury during the international break and the French shot-stopper sidelined for several weeks with a hamstring issue.Juan Foyth and Moussa Sissoko are both expected to return to training soon.South Korea star Heung-min Son has also returned from the Asian Games in Indonesia where helped his national side win gold, prompting him to be exempt from military service – though issues will be raised about his fatigue and match fitness.Confirmed Tottenham starting XI:  Vorm, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Winks, Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Kane. Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher Defenders Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Klavan Midfielders Jones, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Markovic, Henderson Forwards Sturridge, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Solanke Croatia international Dejan Lovren is still unavailable due to injury, prompting Joe Gomez to partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-back once again, while goalkeeper Simon Mignolet remains a doubt.Naby Keita has returned to the Liverpool side in place of captain Jordan Henderson.Confirmed Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.Betting & Match Odds Liverpool are priced at odds of winning 6/5 according to  bet 365 , while a draw is available at 5/2. A win for Tottenham is favoured at 2/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Saturday’s game will be a heated affair in which the North London side will be eager to put an end to Klopp’s winning streak in the Premier League.Star forward Harry Kane, who is expected to receive the armband in the absence of shot-stopper Lloris, will be extra-motivated to net against the Reds as he looks to usurp Mohamed Salah to the Golden Boot this season after losing out to the Egyptian in the most recent campaign.Salah has struck twice in the Premier League so far in four appearances, and will also be looking to fend off Kane and win a consecutive Golden Boot title.Despite Liverpool opening their league campaign with a 4-0 win against West Ham on opening day, Klopp’s side have struggled to replicate the lethal attacking display that they were associated with last season in recent fixtures.Liverpool conceded their first and only goal of the season in the most recent win against Leicester City that was due to a stark blunder by new arrival Alisson , who clumsily mishandled the ball through dribbling in the danger area before promptly losing out. Klopp rued the mistake and Alisson will be careful not to repeat such an error with the likes of Kane and Son always sniffing around the goal area.The Reds lost 4-1 in the same fixture last season and will be keen to learn from their mistakes, though they are a new-look side since that fateful trip to Wembley a year ago – with Van Dijk credited with rehauling and smoothening out defensive issues. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

PSG sign Diarra on free transfer

first_imgTransfers Paris Saint-Germain complete Diarra signing Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 01:40 1/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Lassana Diarra | Marseille Getty Transfers PSG Ligue 1 The 32-year-old midfielder has signed with the club until the end of the 2019 season, marking a return to Ligue 1 after playing at Al Jazira Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of former Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.The 32-year-old French international was available on a free transfer and has signed a deal which ties him to PSG until the end of the 2018-19 season.Diarra has been a free agent since leaving Al Jazira last month and boosts the midfield options of the Ligue 1 leaders, although PSG coach Unai Emery previously indicated he would not be looking to make signings during the January transfer window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player EMIRE Lassana DiarraThe Spaniard namechecked 21-year-old Argentine Giovani Lo Celso as a possible solution to the club’s defensive midfield issues earlier this month, while playing down a move for Diarra.But Diarra completed his return to Ligue 1 on Tuesday, signing a 18-month deal.Diarra, who last featured for France in 2016, could make his PSG debut against Guingamp on Wednesday in the Coupe de France. “I am very happy to have signed for my hometown club,” Diarra told PSG’s official website. “Paris Saint-Germain represents a lot to me and, with the international dimension the club has taken in recent seasons, it is every player’s dream to play here.”I am lucky enough to make this dream come true, to know what it feels like to play at the Parc des Princes wearing the Rouge et Bleu. I intend to do everything I can, bring all my experience and show all my desire to play, to prove that the club has made the right choice in showing its confidence in me.”PSG are thrilled to announce that we’ve signed @Lass_Officiel through June 2019 ! #BienvenueLass pic.twitter.com/oDNUEFVrZM— PSG English (@PSG_English) January 23, 2018″We are delighted to welcome Lassana Diarra, a quality footballer, to Paris Saint-Germain,” PSG CEO and chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi said.”His vast experience, both of foreign leagues and the international football with the France national team, gives our coaching staff another option as we enter a very exciting second half of the season.”I know that Lassana is very ambitious, like everyone here. Our fans at the Parc des Princes really love players that hail from the Paris region. I know they will give him a warm welcome and the strength to help our team reach its objectives.”Diarra’s career began in Ligue 1 with Le Havre, but was soon on the move to England, where he had stints with Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth before a move to Real Madrid in 2009, where he featured until 2012.After stints with Anzhi Makhachkala and Lokomotiv Moscow, he returned to Ligue 1 with Marseille in 2015 and remained with the club until his release in 2017. He last featured at Al Jazira, where he played until his departure in December.last_img read more

Gov’t to Receive Report on Tertiary Funding in April

first_imgThe Patrick Hylton-led committee, looking into identifying a pool of money to fund the Student Loan Bureau (SLB), is expected to make a report in April. Recognising the severe financial challenges facing the bureau, Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, had asked Mr. Hylton, who is Managing Director of the National Commercial Bank (NCB), to examine private funding for the student-loan system. Addressing a session on financing higher education at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Rex Nettleford Hall on February 11, Special Advisor in the Ministry, Dr. Franklin Johnston said that the recommendations are to be implemented before the start of the new academic year. Dr. Johnston told the scores of student, who attended the meeting, that education can no longer be viewed as welfare but as an investment. He noted that private for-profit institutions of higher education are gaining strength in Jamaica and that approximately 40 per cent of degrees are granted by them. He pointed out that students provide their own funding to attend these institutions. The Special Advisor was emphatic however, that the government has no policy to privatise higher education. He further urged students to look at the requirements of the labour market and let that guide their choice of study. Assistant General Manager of Jamaica National (JN), Brando Hayden, who is also a member of the abovementioned committee, said that while the problem of student loan funding is universal, Jamaica needs to find its own solutions. He pointed out that parents should plan for their children’s education as soon as they are born. Mr. Hayden’s company was promoting its JN Educare Loan at the event, which is offering students up to $500,000 at 17.5 per cent per annum to fund their tertiary education, with six to 24 months for repayment. In the meantime, Public Relations Manager of the SLB, Analisa Downes-Allen, said the bureau currently funds 30 per cent of tertiary level education.last_img read more

Halifax Convention Centre Corporation Announces New Name and Structure

first_imgThe Halifax Convention Centre Corporation has been renamed Events East Group, reflecting the full scope of its business and operations. The new name was announced today, April 3. Events East will be responsible for the management and operations of the new Halifax Convention Centre, Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic. These businesses were formerly the responsibility of Trade Centre Limited. All employees of Trade Centre Limited have also been transferred to the new organization, effective April 1. “Our new name and brand reflects our new mission and vision and positions us as leaders in the events industry,” said Carrie Cussons, president and CEO, Events East. “This change reinforces our modern and forward-looking direction, is fully reflective of all of our business areas, and is an important step in solidifying our new organization.” Events East was created as part of a joint partnership between the province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality. The new entity is governed by the Halifax Convention Centre Act and its ten-member board of directors. “The transition to our new name and governance structure does not change what we do or how we do it,” said Ms. Cussons. “We will continue manage and operate the Halifax Convention Centre, Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic, and create memorable event experiences for our community and our guests.” Along with the name and identity, Events East also launched a new website: www.eventseast.com .last_img read more

Explosion at Kolkata Police Inspectors house wife injured

first_imgKolkata: The wife of an inspector of Kolkata Police was severely injured in an explosion inside her apartment at Kestopur under Baguiati police station area.All the three rooms inside the apartment owned by Debasish Roy have been totally damaged due to the impact of the blast that occurred at around 10 pm on Friday. The victim, his wife Sathi, who has been admitted to a private hospital on EM Bypass has suffered 90 percent burn injuries and is in a critical state. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaRoy was watching television in his drawing room with his brother-in-law and Sathi had gone to the kitchen when the incident took place. “I have been working with the Kolkata Police for several years now. But I have never heard such a loud noise of an explosion.”As I heard the noise coming from the kitchen, I rushed inside to find my wife lying there with severe burn injuries and all furniture including the doors and windows badly damaged due to its impact,” Debasish, who lives on the ground floor of Trimurti Apartment in Hanapara area, said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayOfficers investigating the case were completely in the dark when they initially visited the residence as no smell of any inflammable article could be detected. They sought help from forensic experts to throw light on the reason for the explosion. Forensic experts who visited the spot were able to ascertain the probable cause that resulted in the incident after examining the kitchen and the rooms inside the apartment.”Prima facie, it seems that there was a leakage inside the kitchen that was confined. As soon as there was ignition of the gas oven, it exploded resulting in the doors and windows of the house being damaged. The air conditioner was on at that time and the doors and windows were closed,” said Wasim Raja, senior scientist at State Forensic Science Laboratory.last_img read more

Hightech cameras suggest polar bears having tougher time hunting

first_imgResearchers have attached tiny cameras to polar bears for a bear’s-eye view of them hunting on the sea ice, one of a suite of high-tech tools providing what could be the closest look yet at how the iconic animals are coping with a rapidly changing Arctic.“This study was designed trying to get a much more detailed understanding of what the bears were actually doing on the ice,” said researcher Anthony Pagano of the University of California in Santa Cruz.Pagano wanted to capture hard data on how often bears catch seals and how many they need to keep healthy and strong in their demanding environment.He and his colleagues studied nine bears in the Beaufort Sea over the course of about a week during three successive Aprils from 2014 to 2016. They equipped the bears with GPS-enabled video cameras as well as with instruments to measure the speed and distance they travelled, how quickly they burned energy and how much time they spent in the water.“It allowed us to actually monitor the behaviour of the animals,” said Pagano. “(The camera) gave a perspective right underneath the bear’s chin.”One big conclusion is that polar bears need a lot more food than previously thought. Scientists have believed that because bears hunt mostly by waiting for a seal to pop through a blowhole, they don’t use much energy. Others theorized the bears were able to lower their metabolism during those waits.Wrong, said Pagano. His study concludes bear metabolism is about 60 per cent higher than previous estimates, meaning the animals need to eat that many more seals to maintain weight.“Overall, the metabolic rates of these animals are similar to other marine and terrestrial carnivores. They need to be catching more seals than would have been predicted previously.”The cameras recorded footage of bears catching seals and hauling them out of the ice, as well as of bears wrestling with large seals in frigid waters.“It was quite fascinating and really exciting to watch,” said Pagano.Ominously, he found that five of his nine bears lost weight during the study, up to 10 per cent of their body mass. That’s despite the study taking place during the time when bears normally have their most successful hunting.The Beaufort Sea has seen dramatic losses in sea ice. It’s population of polar bears is known to be in decline.Pagano cautions the conclusions of his study are tempered by its small sample size and limited time span.Andrew Derocher, a polar bear biologist at the University of Alberta, warned that there is wide variability between bears and different times of year.“You might get a very different picture on weight gain from many more individuals,” he said.Still, he said, the study backs up others looking at how polar bears are coping with shrinking sea ice, their favourite hunting platform.“Pretty much every component they’ve found was largely confirmatory in nature,” Derocher said.“The true beauty of this work is that it’s all integrated at once, in one place, in the same individual bears. You get a much more holistic perspective of the ecology of the bears.”last_img read more

Sir Ivan Goes Top 10 With Song For PTSD Sufferers

first_imgMusic history was made last month as pop star and philanthropist Sir Ivan went Top 10 with an all new uptempo version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, on three significant industry charts, 45 years after the original release in 1971.In the U.K. where John Lennon was born, “Imagine” by SIR IVAN ranks # 9 on Music Week’s Commercial Pop Chart. SIR IVAN entered the radio chart in August along with Selena Gomez, Bob Sinclar, Usher and Calvin Harris.In the U.S., John Lennon’s adopted home, “Imagine” by SIR IVAN coincidentally also ranks # 9 on the DJ Times National Dance/Crossover Top 40 Chart. The DJ Times is the oldest and most respected magazine for professional DJs in America. SIR IVAN entered the club chart along with Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Sia, Sean Paul and Rihanna.New Zealand based SERATO’S promotion division, Serato White Label, ranks “Imagine” by SIR lVAN # 1 for the greatest amount of DJ downloads during the month of July. SERATO is the leading DJ equipment and software manufacturer in the world. Although SIR IVAN sits on the top of the chart, he was also joined by Gwen Stefani, M.I.A. and Imany.SIR IVAN’s new electronic dance music (EDM) version of Imagine spent weeks on the Billboard Dance Club Chart. The song was co-produced by Grammy Award winner Omar Akram and legendary music arranger Peter Rafelson. It has been praised globally and fans of both the original and the new are dancing and working out to the most iconic peace song ever written. “Imagine” is the first single released off SIR IVAN’s new 10 song album called Peaceman Shines. Each of the 10 songs, created by 10 different producers, are well known anti-war or peace songs from the 60s and early 70s, except for two original songs, co-written by SIR IVAN, that share the same theme.This is not the first time SIR IVAN has released an uptempo version of “Imagine.” He did so on September 4th, 2001, exactly one week before September 11th, when he launched his music career and became the first recording artist in history to turn any slow ballad of the Beatles or John Lennon into an uptempo dance record. Personally signed to the Tommy Boy label by its owner, Tom Silverman, SIR IVAN’s revolutionary fast paced version of “Imagine” became an instant Top 40 hit on the Billboard Dance Club Chart. This proved that even thirty years after the original was released by John Lennon in 1971, the lyrics of “Imagine” were just as relevant to a whole new generation. Now, 15 years after SIR IVAN first turned the ballad into a dance record, and because terrorist attacks are occurring all over the world, he is once again giving the planet an opportunity to heal itself through the therapeutic power of music. He urges us to come together as one, while raising money for a worthy cause.In 2005, SIR IVAN, son of Auschwitz survivor Siggi B. Wilzig, created The Peaceman Foundation, a charity that donates funds to other non-profit organizations that help people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a debilitating mental condition that often results from exposure to severe acts of violence, such as physical attacks against members of the LGBT community, atrocities of war and terrorism. SIR IVAN has seen firsthand what survivors go through. His own father suffered from classic PTSD symptoms; fierce headaches, flashbacks, nightmares and depression, as a result of brutal beatings in the concentration camps and the murder of 59 members of his family during the Holocaust. All of SIR IVAN’s recording artist royalties from the single “Imagine” and the album “Peaceman Shines” will be donated to The Peaceman Foundation to battle PTSD and provide treatment for the psychological wounds caused by hatred and violence. Both are available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and many other top digital music stores. Physical CDs can be purchased at CD baby.SIR IVAN’s “Imagine” on iTunes here. 
SIR IVAN’s album “Peaceman Shines” on iTunes here.last_img read more

A BC photographer captured one of the most stunning images you will

first_img Twitter Dr. Christian Sasse has a PhD in optics and electrical engineering, loves astronomy and took pretty much the coolest photo we have ever seen. The Surrey, B.C. photographer traveled to southern Australia last month to see the Milky Way in one of the places it is clearest on earth.“You see this incredible, three-dimensional Milky Way with light, with its dust clouds really sticking out and I wanted to capture that,” Sasse told CTV News.He took over 1,200 pictures during the course of a night, one every 30 seconds, to capture the spectacular beauty of the open sky. Advertisement Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img

UPDATED Forest fires evacuate hundreds from communities northwest of Winnipeg

first_img(A graphic shows two fires that have sparked up near Easterville and Chemawawin Cree Nation in recent days. Credit: Government of Manitoba)APTN National NewsAt least 2,000 people from Easterville and Chemawawin Cree Nation in Manitoba have been evacuated as crews fight to contain raging forest fires in the area.A statement from the Canadian Red Cross said people from Chemawawin began either driving or being sent by bus to Winnipeg on Thursday, which is about 460 km from the community. Evacuees from Easterville were being sent to a nearby town, the Pas.By Friday morning, most people had left the communities, according to the Manitoba government’s wildfire program, but no buildings or other infrastructure had been lost.The fire is being estimated at 350 hectares and is being held to the edge of the communities by seven ground crews with two water bombers and four bulldozers.The Red Cross said its volunteers are helping community members and the organization will provide transportation, hotels, food and other necessities.It is unknown how long it will be until people from the First Nation will be allowed to return home.The province said 19 new wildfires, all caused by lightning, have been reported in Manitoba in recent days.last_img read more

Liberals hope funding change solves infrastructure spending cost concerns

first_imgOTTAWA — Federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says an overhaul of how the government approves funding for projects should solve concerns about construction delays and escalating costs.The government has been criticized for the slower-than-anticipated pace of infrastructure dollars leaving the federal treasury.For the rest of the winter, federal officials will sign off on plans so money and work are ready to roll come spring, which Champagne says will finally align bureaucratic processes with Canada’s construction season.The backroom change is one Champagne hopes will address public concerns that cities hold off work until they are sure the Liberals will chip in money, which also worsens cost overruns.Under the Liberals, planned federal spending on new roads, bridges, highways, trains and water systems over the coming decade has risen to $186 billion.As 2018 comes to a close, Champagne says there are some 4,400 projects worth $50 billion on the go, of which about $20 billion is from federal investments.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

PRRD evacuates residents near the Peace River Lookout

first_imgThe PRRD is asking those residents to leave immediately and do the following:Close all windows and doorsShut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezersClose gates (latch) but do not lockThe Fort St. John RCMP and North Peace Search and Rescue are helping with the evacuation. CLARIFICATION:  This evacuation order is only affecting two properties and the lookout.  Residents in the Old Fort are not under an evacuation order or alert at this time.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order for some residents near the Peace River Lookout.The Peace River Lookout and the lands directly south and south-east including 9819 240 Road and 9909 240 Road.  Residents in those homes are asked to leave immediately and should report to the evacuation centre by calling 250-784-3200.last_img read more

Major fire at Delhi showroom, no injuries reported

first_imgNew Delhi: A major fire broke out early on Friday in a showroom in Delhi, a fire department officer said. The blaze was reported at around 2.50 a.m. in a showroom in Uttam Nagar. Some 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. “The fire was doused completely by 7.25 a.m. No casualty was reported . Cooling operation is underway,” the officer said. A short circuit is being suspected to be the cause, he added.last_img

Moroccan Jewish Community Flocks to Essaouira For Hiloula of Pinto

Rabat – Hundreds of members of the Moroccan Jewish community came from across the world on Thursday, September 19 to celebrate the Hiloula of Rabbi Haim Pinto on the anniversary of his death in the Jewish Cemetery of the city.The event is a religious meeting which takes place annually in September in Morocco’s coastal city of Essaouira. Traditionally, the four-day event convenes Jews from America, North America, Latin America, and all of Europe.Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that the event is an opportunity  for the members of the Jewish Moroccan community to express attachment to their motherland, Morocco, a “haven of peace, and land of tolerance.” Speaking at the event, Rabbi David Pinto said, “Morocco is our homeland. It is our country that we all love and cherish more.”He added, “I am so happy and so proud to meet again this year in Essaouira.”Read Also:Over 50,000 Israeli Tourists Visit Morocco Every YearThe rabbi said that each member of the Jewish community in Morocco is an “ambassador for Morocco and elsewhere. Many people came only out of curiosity to hear, discover, and appreciate this beautiful and blessed country.”The event attracts  more than 1,500 Moroccan Jewish pilgrims annually.In addition to the Moroccan Jewish community abroad, Morocco is still home for 2,000 Jews.Of the 14.7 million Jews in the world, 2,000 Jews live in Morocco, statistics from the Jewish agency said in September 2018.Morocco’s government has long reiterated its commitment to coexistence and tolerance between religions in Morocco.King Mohammed VI echoed this commitment during Pope Francis visit to Morocco in March 2019. In a speech in front of the Pope and hundreds of attendees, the King spoke about coexistence and the “exceptional” rich diversity underpinning Moroccan civilization.“It is reflected by the mosques, churches, and synagogues which have coexisted in the cities of the Kingdom since time immemorial.” read more

Popular coupon website RetailMeNot launches dedicated Canadian site

by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 26, 2013 11:04 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Popular coupon website RetailMeNot launches dedicated Canadian site TORONTO – Some savvy shoppers never complete an online purchase before launching a quick search to see if any money-saving coupons are available online.The option to insert a coupon or promo code during checkout is a good hint that the e-tailer may be offering discounts to those in the know.In the U.S. and other markets around the world, RetailMeNot which logged more than 450 million visits globally in 2012 is a top destination for finding those coupons.And plenty of Canadians have also been using the search tool, even if it wasn’t setup to offer discounts in Canada.On Wednesday, the company announced the launch of RetailMeNot.ca, to better serve the scores of Canadians that have already been using the site in search of deals.“We should’ve been here probably a while ago,” said head of communications Brian Hoyt.“We’ve had millions of visits from Canadian consumers coming to the U.S. site and quite frankly we were offering them a sub-optimal experience. Now we’ve created something that’s more relevant to them.”Canadians who visit the site will see coupons and specials from retailers including Aeropostale, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Lowe’s, Roots, Sears and Starbucks. Some of the deals aren’t exclusive to the site and are the same specials consumers would see in a flyer or at a store’s website.“I think what consumers come for is more than just coupons,” said Hoyt.“They’re looking for offers and deals as well, our goal is to be an information portal for all of those pieces of discount information.”Canadians can still access RetailMeNot.com with its database of U.S.-based coupons and deals and Hoyt said he expects that side of the site will be a little more popular than the .ca section.“We think it’s going to follow the split you see in e-commerce overall for the Canadian market,” said Hoyt. “I think our site’s a good overall indicator of the direction that e-commerce is going in.” He estimated the split to be 60 per cent interested in U.S. sites and 40 per cent for Canadian sites.The company commissioned a poll with 1,507 Canadians about their shopping habits and found that while 47 per cent said they sometimes looked for coupons online, 73 per cent said they still use flyers and mail to source deals.When asked why they didn’t like using coupon websites about half said they found deals too infrequently or the only offers were for products they didn’t need. About 30 per cent said the coupons didn’t offer good savings. read more

New digital music store BwayTunescom launches catering to musical theatre fans

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The digital age virtually wiped out specialty theatre record stores, where show-tune lovers could happily browse aisles bursting with cast albums and sheet music. Now some entrepreneurs are hoping to bring back such an experience — online, of course.Monday marks the launch of BwayTunes.com, which promises to become the Internet’s most comprehensive catalogue of digital musical theatre music.The website will have Broadway-related songs, albums and compilations on sale, as well as better ways to search for music, a personal locker to hold all downloads, a player to listen, access to AccuRadio curated Broadway-dedicated radio channels, links to sheet music and several blogs. It will even feature music for2 shows in development.The new, ad-supported site is the brainchild of theatre marketing professional Jim Russek, an executive creative director at theatre advertising agency AKA-NYC, and Erik Hartog, a Wall Street strategist. They have partnered with 7digital, a fast-growing music and content digital platform with broad licenses with record companies.“Every time I’d go on Amazon or iTunes, what I was looking for was hidden in 25 million songs and it was a long search,” said Russek, who with Hartog has spent three years on the project. The result is free-floating location for casual fans and music buffs: “As the specialty music store was on the corner of a side street in a city, we’re on every street corner in America.”While he didn’t want to divulge the full costs of the project, Russek said the site becomes viable if it attracts 50,000 users a year, and direct mail invites will soon be going out to 600,000 theatre fans. Music prices, which are set by the record companies, are the same as in iTunes — $1.29 for many songs and $8.99 and up for albums.Some differences from other Internet locations include that fact that MP3 downloads at BwayTunes.com will be provided at a bit rate of 320 Kbps, compared with the 256 Kbps at other locations. The creators also have added the production credits for cast albums to allow searchers to find even the most obscure figures. Down the road, they’d like to offer gift cards.Russek, who as a young man used to race over to the Colony Record store near Times Square to get recordings or sheet music as a low-level employee of the “Ed Sullivan Show,” now finds himself recreating that fabled store, which closed in 2012.“In a lot of ways, that’s true,” he said, adding that revenue streams will come from the music, banner ads and offers from shows. “We’ll try to stay a profitable business so that we don’t have to be the online version of Colony going away.”___Online: http://www.bwaytunes.com___Follow Mark Kennedy on Twitter at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 2, 2014 6:59 am MDT New digital music store BwayTunes.com launches, catering to musical theatre fans read more

Two leading Ebola vaccines show acceptable safety – UN health agency

The UN health agency has been meeting with researchers, regulators, vaccine developers and policy makers since Thursday, discussing vaccine access and financing, and reviewing the current status of clinical trials and plans for Phase II and Phase III efficacy trials. Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General of Health Systems and Innovation, said in a press conference this afternoon in Geneva that so far, the two Ebola vaccines that have already undergone the first phase of testing have an “acceptable safety profile.”The third phase of testing – which consists of giving the vaccine to healthy volunteers in affected areas – is about to begin. According to a UN spokesperson, research teams have been set up and preparations have been put in place, including special refrigerators for Ebola vaccine tests, in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries hardest hit by the current unprecedented outbreak.Recent figures from WHO note some 20,206 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of Ebola and 7,905 reported deaths.Opening the high-level meeting yesterday, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the participants had given themselves tight deadlines and were moving ahead quickly. “In fact, what you are doing is unprecedented: compressing into a matter of months work that normally takes two to four years, yet with no compromise of international standards of safety and efficacy,” she said.Also today, the head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and the UN Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, are in Sierra Leone, before heading to Guinea on Sunday. read more

Former OSU golfer catches big break on reality show

Fighting off her nerves and attempting to stay poised, former Ohio State Buckeye Carling Coffing walked down the 17th fairway at Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club with victory on her mind. Competing against Tulane grad Lili Alvarez in 18 holes of match play to determine the champion of the Golf Channel’s “Big Break Sandals Resorts,” each golfer’s approach shot landed safely onto the 17th green. Hands shaking and heart pounding, Coffing stood over her 25-foot putt with a chance to go 1-up with one hole to play and all but secure the match. Exhibiting the same composure that propelled her to the finals, she once again rose to the occasion and sunk the biggest putt of her life. “When I made that putt on 17 to really seal the deal, I know it wasn’t over yet. But in my heart, I knew that I was going to be the champion,” Coffing said. “It was an indescribable feeling. You think of your family and your friends and your hard work and what’s coming up and all those thoughts in about a half a second.” The 24-year-old’s clutch performance on the penultimate hole proved to be the turning point as Coffing stood on the 18th green amid a shower of champagne while being crowned “Big Break” champion. Growing up on a small farm in Middletown, Ohio, Coffing began playing golf at the age of 10. If it was more than 32 degrees outside, she was out on the golf course, she said. Soon, that dedication to the sport began to pay off. After a successful high school career, which included a state championship her junior year, Carling continued her golfing career as a Buckeye. “I have been a Buckeye fan my entire life, and who doesn’t love the Buckeyes?” she said. “I have been cheering on Coach (Jim) Tressel since I was a little girl, and at the time, the Ohio State golf team was top 10 in the nation, so it was a perfect fit for me.” Her skills on the links translated just fine to the collegiate level, as she earned Freshman of the Year honors in 2005 and twice garnered All-Big Ten second-team accolades. In addition to increasing her passion for golf, Carling discovered the world of broadcasting while in Columbus. Working with CoachTressel.com and ohiostatebuckeyes.com while in school, Carling honed her broadcasting prowess. After graduation, she took both her golf game and broadcasting abilities to the next level. Turning professional in 2008, the OSU alumna has been a member of the Duramed FUTURES Tour (the LPGA developmental tour) ever since. She even branched out with her broadcasting skills, producing her own video blog documenting life on tour for GolfChannel.com in the 2009 season. “It is always important to have the plan B, but at this point in my career, I am not stopping until I am No. 1 in the world and that is my attitude,” Coffing said. “If you are going to go for the LPGA, you have to go at it 100 percent or you’re never going to make it.” And “Big Break” might have provided just the confidence she needed to reach her long sought-after goal. After failing to earn her LPGA Tour card by three strokes nearly a year ago, Carling said she was “devastated.” However, just a few weeks after the disappointment, the Golf Channel provided the ultimate pick-me-up, informing her she would be one of 11 girls on the latest installment of the show. “When they held auditions at one of the FUTURES Tour events, they had us hit golf balls in front of the camera and they did a five-minute interview,” she said. “I convinced them that this spunky little diabetic chick had something to bring.” She certainly did. Surviving 10 episodes filled with an array of golf challenges, Coffing pulled out all the stops en route to being declared winner. Along with the satisfaction of her triumph, Coffing will receive assistance in her quest toward receiving her tour card in the form of having her LPGA qualifying school paid for and receiving an exempt status for the 2010 LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational, among other prizes. “She has a lot of courage and a lot of belief in herself, which I think is a vital component to making the next level,” said Therese Hession, Coffing’s former coach and current OSU women’s golf coach. “She will give it 100 percent whatever she decides to go into.” But even with her newfound stardom, Coffing, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 5, has not lost sight of what truly matters. Promising to donate 5 percent of her earnings to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the longtime diabetic is using her status to promote the cause. “Being diabetic is a struggle,” she said. “Although I have overcome it and done a great job of not letting it set me back, it is really time for us all to put one foot forward and find a cure for this because we are so close.” As for Carling’s professional future, she has a revitalized confidence thanks to her big win and is currently in talks with the Golf Channel about future opportunities to appear in front of the camera. “I really proved to myself that I can make it on tour, and that is another huge step toward making it on the LPGA,” she said. “I also realized that I really missed being in front of the camera because I really have a passion for broadcasting and I look forward to getting back into it one day. So don’t turn your TVs off yet.” read more

Guyana to recommit to combatting NCDs at UN General Assembly

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana rallying against chronic NCDs, obesity and overweightJune 26, 2018In “Health”Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: studySeptember 21, 2018In “World”Presidential Commission for chronic diseases launchedDecember 18, 2017In “Health” Guyana will be participating in the United Nations General Assembly’s third High-level Meeting on the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This meeting is expected to take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018, in New York City.The one-day review of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of NCDs will allow the participants to comprehensively discuss reducing the risk of dying prematurely from NCDs, as agreed at the First High-level Meeting in 2011 and reaffirmed at the Second High-level Meeting in 2014.According to a release from the Department of Public Information (DPI) Guyana’s presentation at the High-Level Meeting will showcase a rededicated and renewed approach to how the country will address and combat the NCDs scourge. Also, the vision for a healthier nation outlined at this forum will reflect that of the Government of Guyana’s commitment through the Ministry of Public Health to have Guyanese be among the healthiest in the Caribbean.In 2014, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Outcome Document on NCDs included four time-bound national commitments to be implemented in 2015 and 2016 to reduce risk factors for NCDs, provide better care for those with NCDs, and track trends and progress.The structure of the forum is designed towards putting measures in place that protect people from dying too young from heart and lung disease, cancer and diabetes.The theme of this year’s meeting is “Scaling up multi-stakeholder and multisectoral responses for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. read more

Florida bans all online devices because writing laws is hard

first_imgFlorida may be a great place to live or vacation thanks to the gorgeous views like the one above, but that doesn’t mean the state doesn’t have a reputation with the internet for being ridiculous. The country is no stranger to Florida faltering at important moments — such as presidential elections — so it may not come as a surprise that the state might have accidentally banned all smartphones and computers thanks to a new bill.Florida lawmakers recently voted on and passed a bill that banned internet cafes that allowed customers to gamble online through slot machine-style games. A bunch of internet cafes got shut down thanks to the bill, but one of the owners who looked into the bill — Consuelo Zapata — in an attempt to fight it, found that the wording wasn’t exactly airtight. It can easily be construed as a ban on all smartphones and computers.Essentially, the ban is on illegal gambling devices, phrased as a system or network of devices that can be used for gambling. Obviously, this can be just about anything that can connect to the internet and display web pages or run apps. Now, Florida officials aren’t going to start enforcing the poorly worded bill to the fullest extent — you’re likely safe to continue connecting to the internet through your phone, tablet, computer, PS Vita, or whatever.Zapata’s legal team that noticed the peculiar wording is now suing the state — not to get them to enforce the law to the fullest extent to show just how ludicrous it is, but to use the seemingly hastily phrased wording to show that the lawmakers didn’t really think the law through in the first place, and thus prove it as unconstitutional.last_img read more

Dépression la stimulation magnétique fait ses preuves pour la soigner

first_imgDépression : la stimulation magnétique fait ses preuves pour la soignerFrance – Une nouvelle méthode de traitement de la dépression reposant sur des impulsions électriques de faible intensité permettrait à certains patients de venir à bout de leur maladie, selon une étude publiée dans les Archives of General Psychiatry.Une étude récemment conduite par les chercheurs du Centre médical universitaire de Caroline du Sud auprès de 190 patients a permis à 14% des participants de surmonter leur dépression grâce à la stimulation magnétique transcrânienne (TMS). Cette méthode consiste à délivrer environ 3.000 impulsions électriques dans une zone précise du cerveau au cours d’une séance.Lors de cette étude, la moitié des patients a été soumise à des séances de TMS de 37,5 minutes durant trois semaines, l’autre moitié à des séances de TMS simulées. Résultats : 14% des membres du premier groupe sont venus à bout de leur dépression, contre 5% seulement des patients du deuxième groupe.Au cours d’un deuxième essai, tous les participants ont été traités par TMS : le taux de réussite s’est alors élevé à 30%.Cette méthode de traitement est actuellement en cours d’expérimentation en France et est proposée aux individus sous antidépresseurs qui ne parviennent pas à sortir de la dépression. En 2010, vingt-cinq centres sont spécialisés dans le traitement de la dépression par TMS en France, où 3 millions de personnes souffrent de cette maladie. Le 31 mai 2010 à 16:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more