Barcelona paid for mistakes in first leg: Luis Enrique

first_imgBarcelona’s errors in last week’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus still weighed heavily on coach Luis Enrique’s mind after his side were held to a 0-0 draw in Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg which sealed their elimination from the Champions League.Paulo Dybala’s double and a Giorgio Chiellini header in Turin left Barca with a near-impossible task and despite firing plenty of shots at Gianluigi Buffon’s goal at the Nou Camp, they rarely looked capable of repeating their heroic comeback in the last 16 against Paris St Germain. (None of the other teams will want to play Juventus after ousting Barca: Leonardo Bonucci)”I will remember what happened in the first half in the Juventus Stadium for a very long time,” Luis Enrique told reporters.”Our participation in this tournament this season has been unforgettable but we had a very poor first half in Turin and that has cost us dear.”Barca rattled up 19 shots at goal but only managed to test Buffon once as talisman Lionel Messi sent four shots off target. Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Sergi Roberto hurried attempts to beat the experienced Italian goalkeeper which proved futile. (Neymar in flood of tears as FC Barcelona get knocked out of Champions League)”We needed to be more calm and more lucid. We tried to do everything,” added the coach, who will leave the club at the end of the season after three years in charge.”We had a lot of shots on goal but only had one on target. We had a great attitude and made a huge effort so it’s a shame,2 he added.advertisement”We leave this game feeling sad but we can’t blame anyone. We tried everything until the end and kept fighting to create chances but none of them went in. I’m annoyed we couldn’t win the game because we tried with all our strength but we couldn’t find the path to their goal.”Barca will have little time to mourn their Champions League exit as they visit arch-rivals Real Madrid on Sunday in a potential title-deciding Clasico. (Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique in Twitter battle ahead of El Clasico)Barca have won the last two titles but trail Real by three points in the standings having played one game more.”It’s not a good night nor a good moment for Barcelona fans but we’ll keep fighting until the end,” added the coach, whose side face Alaves in the King’s Cup final next month.”We now have the chance of getting back in the fight for the title. I feel happy to be able to work at a club that always wants to win everything all the time.”last_img read more

Van Dijk: Liverpool’s rivals are jealous

first_imgUEFA Champions League Van Dijk: Liverpool’s rivals are jealous of Champions League adventure Chris Burton 21:52 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool The Reds suffered European heartache against Real Madrid, but their Dutch defender is turning a deaf ear to those who have revelled in their failure Virgil van Dijk claims Liverpool’s rivals who have been quick to revel in their Champions League heartache are “jealous” of the Reds’ success.A remarkable European adventure carried Jurgen Klopp’s side all the way to Kiev, but the final hurdle proved one obstacle too far as they came unstuck against Real Madrid.Loris Karius has accepted responsibility for a 3-1 defeat after making two horrendous mistakes which gifted goals to the Blancos, but Liverpool are rightly proud of their efforts. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now They held their own for long periods against Madrid, with Sadio Mane restoring parity at one stage, but an untimely injury to Mohamed Salah and individual errors ended up costing them dear.Domestic foes have delighted in the Reds’ failure on the grandest of stages, but Van Dijk has been quick to point out that any of their critics would have loved to be in a similar position, telling talkSPORT: “Of course we should be proud of ourselves. All the teams in England want to be in our position right now.”They act like they’re happy, but I think they should be jealous!”We were here, unfortunately we lost, but I think we need to take this to next season and make sure we do even better than we did this year.”Liverpool had entered the 2017-18 Champions League at the play-off stage, with Klopp’s side having more challenges than most to overcome.They tackled the vast majority of those in style, with famous victories toasted over the likes of Manchester City and Roma, but Madrid proved too strong in the final.The Blancos are the most decorated side in European club football, with there no shame in coming up short against a side which is basking in the glory of a third successive continental crown and a 13th in total.last_img read more

12 days agoWolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man City

first_imgWolves legend Bull hails Traore for victory at Man Cityby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves legend Steve Bull has hailed the impact of two-goal Adama Traore for victory at Manchester City last week.He wrote for the Express & Star: “Adama Traore’s finishing was top-class as well.”He has had a lot of criticism during his time at the club, with people saying it’s all 100mph with him – too fast.”He took his goals absolutely brilliantly, though. He slotted them away like a true goalscorer. Some might think they were easy finishes. Trust me, they weren’t.”Traore could have fluffed his lines and smacked the ball into the row Z, but he knew where he wanted to put the ball and placed it past the keeper with confidence both times.”Raul Jimenez set each of them up, of course, and I thought he was excellent as well, constantly making himself available.”It was a delight to see him run at the City backline and take on Nicolas Otamendi in the build-up to Traore’s first. It’s something we expect to see from Diogo Jota, not Jimenez.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Colbie Caillat To Perform At Eagle Badge Awards Event

first_imgThe Los Angeles Police Protective League’s Eagle & Badge Foundation presents their 12th Anniversary “In the Line of Duty Awards” on Saturday evening, November 16, 2013 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles @ LA Live.Hosted by veteran broadcaster Mary Hart. This year, four honorees have been announced along with a special performance by Grammy winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat and the Queen Latifah Show’s favorite girl group, Identity4Pop performing the National Anthem.Honorees for 2013 are California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, President of SAG-AFTRA Ken Howard, LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and Philanthropist/Businessman Shlomo Rechnitz.“Each of this year’s honorees are truly outstanding leaders in their chosen fields,” announced Peter R. Repovich, President of the Eagle & Badge Foundation and Executive Chairman of the Event, ” and we look forward to recognizing their dedication and commitment to the citizens of Los Angeles and the State.”The evening will feature a performance by Two-time Grammy winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat. The artist caught a generation’s imagination with her first hit single “Bubbly”, which become one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time. Her first album COCO debuted at No. 5 and raced its way past the multi-Platinum barrier. Her second album BREAKTHROUGH debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart and was honored with two Grammy nominations; that same year, Colbie won two Grammys for her collaborations with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift. Caillat works for honorable causes including the Surfrider Foundation, Save The Music Foundation, Farm Sanctuary and The Humane Society of the U.S. Colbie’s next single, “Hold On”, which was co-written and produced by Ryan Tedder, is due out Nov 17. Her next studio album is due Spring 2014.The evening will also feature the young trio, Identity4Pop, performing the National Anthem, (They just appeared on the Queen Latifah Show Nov. 8th and sang the anthem at the Martin Luther King tribute in Washington last month for President and Mrs. Obama.)The Honorable California Attorney General Kamala Harris has a lengthy career as a prosecutor and two terms as District Attorney of San Francisco prior to becoming Attorney General. She is committed to fighting violent crime, combating transnational gangs trafficking guns, drugs and human beings through the state, and to improving efficiency in law enforcement investigations and prosecutions with increased technology and data-driven policing.Actor, author, Emmy and Tony Award winner, Ken Howard has been a working actor for more than 40 years in film television and theatre (“White Shadow”, “30 Rock”, “Crossing Jordan”, “The West Wing”). His leadership and teamwork with other SAG-AFTRA executives allowed the two rival organizations to merge as one last year to the benefit of more than 165,000 actors, recording artists, broadcasters and other performers.Prior to his election to the LA City Council in January of 2012, Councilmember Joe Buscaino served the citizens of Los Angeles as a member of the LAPD including six years as Senior Lead Officer in the Harbor Area. A dedicated community leader working with countless youth programs in his spare time, he serves the 15th Council District of with compassion and commitment and Chairs the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committees.Shlomo Rechnitz founded TwinMed at age 22, now one of the largest medical supply distributors in the United States. He revolutionized the industry by introducing the “PPD Model” which ultimately won him the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Shlomo went on to build a medical industry conglomerate which includes rehabilitation facilities, pharmacies, cancer research and other ancillary medical companies. Currently, he spends half his time overseeing his charity foundation, which distributes funds to over 700 organizations on an annual basis.Businessman Arthur M. Kassel is serving once again as Gala Event Chair. Mayor Eric Garcetti is the Honorary Event Chair; LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Steve Soboroff, President of the LA Police Commission are Honorary Event Co-Chairs, and the Event Co-Chair is Tyler Izen, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.The Eagle & Badge Foundation was founded 12 years ago by the Los Angeles Police Protective League and several community leaders to help members of law enforcement and their families with extraordinary expenses when affected by health or other critical issues, expenses not covered by insurance or other sources. Recent donations from the Foundation have included funding of special therapy equipment required by an officer’s wife severely injured in a fall; three specially trained service dogs for autistic children of LAPD officers; an airline flight for an officer to attend his father’s funeral; support for an officer’s family traumatized by the tornados in their home state, and payment of numerous household bills for an officer living with cancer. The Foundation also provides funding for police based organizations in the community which in turn continue to help many thousands of individuals, most of them children.Over 1,000 business, entertainment, political and community leaders are anticipated to be on hand at this year’s Gala. The event begins at 6pm with a red carpet, silent auction and reception, followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction, awards, and headline entertainment.For information on the Foundation, or to purchase tickets, tables, tribute ads or to become a Gala sponsor, please call the Foundation office at 818.994.4661 or email info@EagleandBadgeFoundation.org. Information also available at www.EagleandBadgeFoundation.org.MANY CELEBRITIES ARE ATTENDING including: Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mary Hart, Attorney General Kamala Harris, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Ken Howard, Gabrielle Carteris (90210), Colbie Caillat, Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels, Identity4Pop trio from Queen Latifah Show, Catherine Bach, Tom Hallick, Bobby Costanza, Frank Mottek KNXCBS Radio, Jim Hill-KCBS, Terry Moore, cast members of police TV shows CSI, Hill Street Blues, Adam 12, Police Woman, and many more.The 12th Annual Eagle & Badge GalaSaturday November 16th at 6PMJW Marriot Hotel @ L.A.Live – Diamond Ballroom 4th Floor- 900 W. Olympic Blvd. LA , CA 90015last_img read more

Football Ohio State beat itself then beat Penn State

Ohio State senior tight end Marcus Baugh (85) catches a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that would put Ohio State over Penn State in the game on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEarly in the fourth quarter, Ohio State junior linebacker Jerome Baker took a peek at the scoreboard and didn’t like what he saw. The No. 6 Buckeyes were down two touchdowns, and No. 2 Penn State had the ball.Baker and his teammates had no one to blame but themselves.Penalties, special-teams blunders, turnovers and miscommunication through the first three quarters coalesced into a two-touchdown deficit with 13:13 remaining in the game. “I was just like give me, give us a break,” redshirt junior Sam Hubbard said. “Everything that could’ve gone wrong, went wrong and the score didn’t reflect how we were dominating on offense and defense and we just had to keep chipping away.”From the opening kickoff, which running back Saquon Barkley returned 97 yards for a touchdown, the Buckeyes made difficult what would seem easy Saturday night at Ohio Stadium. Penn State linebacker Koa Farmer caught a short kickoff and rumbled for a miraculous 59-yard return as the Buckeyes were unable to wrangle him and take him down. Ohio State even managed to go offsides after stuffing a kick return inside the 20-yard line.Ohio State junior receiver Terry McLaurin (83) runs the ball in fourth quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Buckeyes racked up 10 penalties for 79 yards, including four false starts. A late first half Hubbard sack was negated due to a face mask penalty. Quarterback J.T. Barrett was sacked twice in the first quarter. “It wasn’t really getting down, it was just more frustrating because you have a lot of self-inflicted wounds,” left tackle Jamarco Jones said.Twice, the Buckeyes believed they had interceptions, but both were overturned. In the second quarter, safety Damon Webb reeled in an interception in the end zone, but cornerback Damon Arnette was flagged for pass interference, placing the ball at the 6-yard line. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley dove into the end zone on the following play. Then in the third quarter, cornerback Denzel Ward came down with what was called an interception before the referees turned the play into a Nittany Lion touchdown due to duel possession after review.“We knew we were killing ourselves, really,” Baker said. “We were shooting ourself in the foot.”But during this barrage of self-inflicted misfortune, the number showed Ohio State was dominating. The Buckeyes finished the game with substantial leads in total yards (529-283), first downs (27-17), yards per play (5.2-2.6) and tackles for loss (13-6). Ohio State just could not seem to make a run and take the lead.The Buckeyes held Barkley, a Heisman Trophy frontrunner, to 21 carries for 44 yards, 36 of which came on one touchdown run. Barrett, whom Meyer said played a near-perfect game, completed 33-of-39 passes for 328 yards.“[In] the first three quarters, I can count a handful of plays that we looked like fools, and we have to get that fixed,” Meyer said. “But it wasn’t like we were getting pummeled. It was the opposite. We were playing very well against a very good team, but we had miscues that used to be uncharacteristic.”And then, in less than 12 minutes, everything changed. Ward blocked a punt. Barrett hit Dixon for not one, but two touchdowns. The Buckeyes defense bent, but did not break as the Nittany Lions drove 64 yards, and settled for a 24-yard chip shot field goal. Then, after trailing for more than 58 minutes, Barrett found tight end Marcus Baugh for a 16-yard touchdown which gave the Buckeyes a 39-38 lead.But there was 1:42 remaining on the clock, more time than it took for the Buckeyes to score in any of its final three drives. Since the Buckeyes were avoiding kicking off to Barkley, kickoff specialist Sean Nuernberger hit a squib kick which set the Nittany Lions up with advantageous field position at their 36-yard line. Despite the Penn State field advantage, redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley was never worried.Ohio State defensive coordinator (middle, in red), leads into the air after the Buckeyes beat Penn State 39-38 on Oct. 28 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Station Manager“We knew, just give us a chance to be in a position to stop them,” Worley said. “They didn’t really move the ball much on us. There were a couple big plays, penalties that just kept giving them life.”Worley was right. It took just four plays. Incompletion. Sack. Incompletion. Incompletion. Ohio State victory.“I can’t even describe it because we just wanted it more,” redshirt junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin said. “Guys in tears on the sideline, because all we’ve been through as a team and as individuals culminated in this moment. A lot of people probably counted us out during this game, but we believed in each other and we got the job done.”Over Ohio State’s final three drives, the home team averaged 15 yards per play and needed just 12 offensive plays to put up three touchdowns, coming back from a 15-point deficit. The momentum shift did not happen all at once, but took a concreted play after play effort, center Billy Price said. “We never gave up, honestly,” Baker said. “We knew we were capable of beating those guys. Great team, but we definitely come up to win.” Sure, Ohio State had no one to blame but themselves for the early deficit. But, after taking down the Nittany Lions, the Buckeyes also had no one but themselves to credit for the victory. read more

Sergio Ramos stays for Qatar 2022

first_imgAfter the chocking Spain elimination by Russia, on Sunday, Sergio Ramos is already looking at his side’s future, more specifically Qatar 2022.Spain was one of the favorites sides to win the 2018 World Cup, but with the unexpected defeat, last Sunday, against Russia, La Roja and Sergio Ramos, as he promised, have to wait four more years to pursue the title again.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.This was the last World Cup for a lot of Spain’s key players, like Andrés Iniesta, Gerard Piqué and, probably, Pep Reina and David Silva. But that’s not the case for captain Sergio Ramos, who vowed he’ll be competing in the tournament in Qatar, in 2022, even though he’ll be 36 years old.“This team has a very good youth system, players with a lot of personality. I would like to keep going many more years. I am leaving this World Cup with a terrible pain. I feel obliged to reach Qatar with a white beard,” said the skipper, according to The New Arab.last_img read more

Rashford reveals how Solskjaer has improved him as a striker

first_imgMarcus Rashford believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s guidance at Manchester United has been a “massive help” towards his development as a striker.Since Solskjaer took charge at Old Trafford in December on an interim basis, Rashford has embarked on a superb run of form in his favoured centre-forward role.The 21-year-old striker has scored six goals and provided three assists in 12 appearances under Solskjaer.The caretaker manager, who scored 126 goals in 366 games as a forward for United, has even challenged Rashford to match the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford.“For me, it’s been a massive help having that type of guidance around me,” Rashford told Sky Sports on Solskjaer’s role in his development.“But he’s been working with all of the players with everything he’s got, you can see even the defenders are improving, the midfield is improving, the team’s improved overall but we understand we can still take more steps forward.“He has that know-how, the understanding, that’s the kind of thing you just pick off naturally off these type of people.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Even not just out on the pitch, having conversations about it, it all adds up. It’s been a big turnaround. As long as we keep improving I don’t see why [he shouldn’t get the job permanently].”The England international went on to reveal that Solskjaer has even encouraged both himself and teammates Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to aim high and possibly match the feats he achieved at United during his own playing career.Aside from being a prolific scorer, Solskjaer also won six Premier League titles and two FA Cups.The 45-year-old even famously scored the match-winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final at Barcelona.Rashford added: “When we were in Dubai, we were having a bit of banter when the manager was speaking to me, Anthony [Martial] and Jesse [Lingard], and I just mentioned his goal in the Champions League final.“He was quick to let us understand that with what we have in this team, anything is possible and it’s not far-fetched to say we can recreate those moments.”United will host Solskjaer’s old rivals Liverpool in a Premier League match at Old Trafford in Sunday with kick-off set for 3:05 PM (CET).LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United gestures during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)last_img read more

Mylar balloons cause electrical explosion water leak in Chula Vista neighborhood

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Mylar balloons cause electrical explosion, water leak in Chula Vista neighborhood Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 11:13 PMcenter_img May 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Residents in the 400 block of D Street were without water and power Monday night after several mylar balloons got stuck in nearby power lines, causing an explosion.The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. at 497 D Street when residents heard a series of explosions outside their homes.One woman reported smelling smoke inside her house and took her children outside for safety.According to David Albright, Battalion Chief of the Chula Vista Fire Department, the electrical explosions caused several water leaks prompting crews to shut both power and water off to two houses.No injuries were reported.Crews remained on scene repairing the damaged water and electrical lines. Posted: May 28, 2018last_img read more

Friday Morning Iditarod Update – Shageluk

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Sixty-seven teams are signed up for the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) trek over mountain ranges, frozen rivers and other dangerous terrain.  Defending champion Mitch Seavey is currently in second place and got into the Shageluk checkpoint at 2:56 am. Nicolas Petit of Girdwood was leading the Iditarod on Friday morning, and he was the first musher out of the checkpoint in Shageluk. Top five mushers as of 6 a.m. on FridayNicolas PetitMitch SeaveyJoar Leifseth UlsomPeter KaiserRichie Diehlcenter_img Sixty-seven mushers began the race for Nome on Sunday, and the winner is expected early next week.last_img read more

BSE closes points 610 up on Nov 10

first_imgBSE closes points 6.10 up on Nov 105.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 6.10 up on Nov 105.2K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 6.10 points up to stand at 27,874.73. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 7.25 points up to stand at 8,344.25. RAJESH EXPO and BEML were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.22% and 6.98% along with JET AIRWAYS and ING VYSYA BANK with an increase of 6.82% and 6.22% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include ENGINEERS INDIA LTD and KAILASH with a decrease of 12.32% and 8.20% along with INDIA CEMENTS and SJVN with a decrease of 6.10% and 5.71% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 62.74 points at 18,275.93 while the banking sector is down 105.02 points at 19,749.40 and the reality sector is down 2.17 points at 1,640.19. The Indian currency is up 0.19 % at Rs 61.50 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 6.10 points up to stand at 27,874.73. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 7.25 points up to stand at 8,344.25. RAJESH EXPO and BEML were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.22% and 6.98% along with JET AIRWAYS and ING VYSYA BANK with an increase of 6.82% and 6.22% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include ENGINEERS INDIA LTD and KAILASH with a decrease of 12.32% and 8.20% along with INDIA CEMENTS and SJVN with a decrease of 6.10% and 5.71% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 62.74 points at 18,275.93 while the banking sector is down 105.02 points at 19,749.40 and the reality sector is down 2.17 points at 1,640.19. The Indian currency is up 0.19 % at Rs 61.50 per dollar.last_img read more

IndusInd Bank raises 225 million from OPIC to drive MSME lending

first_imgIndusInd Bank branch in Mumbai.Reuters fileThe Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and IndusInd Bank on Friday executed a finance agreement for a $225 million loan supporting the expansion of the bank’s micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) lending programs across India.At least 25 percent of the proposed facility will support women entrepreneurs and reach previously unbanked populations. This eight-year loan is part of the agency’s commitment to supporting $1 billion in loans to underserved small and medium enterprises in India.”Fostering access to finance opportunities for women entrepreneurs and MSMEs is important for increasing higher economic output throughout India,” said acting OPIC President and Chief Executive Officer Dev Jagadesan.”OPIC recognizes the positive impact supporting women entrepreneurs can have in a community. We are proud to partner with IndusInd Bank to expand access to critical financial services,” he added.Speaking in the occasion, Romesh Sobti, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IndusInd Bank, said: “This agreement with OPIC will help IndusInd Bank to further enhance our MSME lending franchise, thus providing the impetus to some of the major growth drivers of our economy. This also marks a significant milestone for the Bank as it helps us reach out to a new class of global investors to drive our growth.”IndusInd Bank, a private bank headquartered in Mumbai, India, reaches MSMEs across broad and diverse industries. MSMEs are an important segment of the Indian economy, but are often constrained by a lack of access to capital. This OPIC loan will support IndusInd Bank in increasing its MSME lending.Wells Fargo Bank also signed a $20 million finance agreement at the event supporting IndusInd Bank’s MSME lending, which will include at least 25 percent dedicated to women entrepreneurs.last_img read more

Nerkonda Paarvai creator H Vinoth awaits Thalapathy Vijays call to direct a

first_imgThalapathy and Vinoth.PR HandoutH Vinoth, who has earned a good respect in film industry in a short span of time, is keen on teaming up with Thalapathy Vijay after his back-to-back projects with Ajith Kumar. The director, himself, has revealed about approaching the actor, who is currently working on his much-hyped film Bigil.In an interview, H Vinoth has said that he met Vijay recently and narrated a story to him, but the actor is yet to give his approval. “It’ll be a commercial film with some freshness in the packaging,” he is quoted as saying.H Vinoth is eagerly waiting for Vijay’s call and hopes to join hands with Thalapathy for the first time.The filmmaker made his directorial debut with Sathuranga Vettai in 2014. He won a lot of appreciation for the first film. His second flick was Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru in which Karthi played the lead role.This project won critical appreciation as well as became a successful venture at the box office. Now, he has teamed up with Ajith for Nerkonda Paarvai, a remake of Hindi hit film Pink. The movie will hit the screens on 8 August.H Vinoth will soon begin another film with Ajith. He has plans to release the flick next summer. It is only after the completion of this flick he would collaborate with Vijay, if the actor gives a green signal for the project.last_img read more

Slow internet likely till Thursday

first_imgUntitled-4The government is purchasing 40 gbps bandwidth from France to make up for temporary bandwidth scarcity but shortfall will still remain.The Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) is buying the bandwidth to address the gap between demand and supply, caused by the three-day interruption in the operation of the first submarine cable.During this shutdown, which began early Tuesday, the nation is set to experience a scarcity of 230 gpbs (giga byte per second) bandwidth.So, internet service providers say, internet speed will be slow although officials claim there will be no problem in connectivity.The second submarine cable (SEA-ME-WE-5) is contributing 110 gbps, but the country still has a scarcity of 80gpbs bandwidth, according official records.The month-long deal with France, done via US firm Cogent, costs the BSCCL $20,000 (Tk 1.6 million).”So ensuring uninterrupted internet will not be a problem,” said BSCCL managing director Mashiur Rahman.However, internet service providers say the speed of internet will be slower these three days. As a result, general users will suffer. IT organisations that depend on high-speed internet will suffer the most.”Internet is like oxygen nowadays. If the internet speed gets slowed down, it affects the whole day’s output. Most of the things we do, especially keeping in touch with the foreign clients, are reliant on online clouds,” said Shafiul Alam, chief executive officer of Blancer, an online marketplace.BSCCL data show, the country has a daily demand of 470 gbps bandwidth.The two submarine cables contribute to 270 gbps while the remaining 200 are imported from India through International terrestrial cable (ITC).*The article, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassan.last_img read more

Immigrant children detained in Virginia center allege abuse

first_imgA person walks into the entrance of the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center on Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 in Staunton, Va. Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at the juvenile detention center say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. Photo : APImmigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. Multiple detainees say the guards stripped them of their clothes and strapped them to chairs with bags placed over their heads.”Whenever they used to restrain me and put me in the chair, they would handcuff me,” said a Honduran immigrant who was sent to the facility when he was 15 years old. “Strapped me down all the way, from your feet all the way to your chest, you couldn’t really move. … They have total control over you. They also put a bag over your head. It has little holes; you can see through it. But you feel suffocated with the bag on.”In addition to the children’s first-hand, translated accounts in court filings, a former child-development specialist who worked inside the facility independently told The Associated Press this week that she saw kids there with bruises and broken bones they blamed on guards. She spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to publicly discuss the children’s cases.In court filings, lawyers for the detention facility have denied all allegations of physical abuse.Many of the children were sent there after US immigration authorities accused them of belonging to violent gangs, including MS-13. President Donald Trump has repeatedly cited gang activity as justification for his crackdown on illegal immigration.Trump said Wednesday that “our Border Patrol agents and our ICE agents have done one great job” cracking down on MS-13 gang members. “We’re throwing them out by the thousands,” he said.But a top manager at the Shenandoah center said during a recent congressional hearing that the children did not appear to be gang members and were suffering from mental health issues resulting from trauma that happened in their home countries – problems the detention facility is ill-equipped to treat.”The youth were being screened as gang-involved individuals. And then when they came into our care, and they were assessed by our clinical and case management staff … they weren’t necessarily identified as gang-involved individuals,” said Kelsey Wong, a program director at the facility. She testified 26 April before a Senate subcommittee reviewing the treatment of immigrant children apprehended by the Homeland Security Department.Most children held in the Shenandoah facility who were the focus of the abuse lawsuit were caught crossing the border illegally alone. They were not the children who have been separated from their families under the Trump administration’s recent policy and are now in the government’s care. But the facility there operates under the same program run by the US Office of Refugee Resettlement. It was not immediately clear whether any separated children have been sent to Shenandoah Valley since the Trump administration in April announced its “zero tolerance” policy toward immigrant families, after the lawsuit was filed.The Shenandoah lockup is one of only three juvenile detention facilities in the United States with federal contracts to provide “secure placement” for children who had problems at less-restrictive housing. The Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility in California has faced litigation over immigrant children mischaracterized as gang members.  In Alexandria, Virginia, a board overseeing the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center voted this week to end its contract to house federal immigration detainees, bowing to public pressure.The Shenandoah detention center was built by a coalition of seven nearby towns and counties to lock up local kids charged with serious crimes. Since 2007, about half the 58 beds are occupied by both male and female immigrants between the ages of 12 and 17 facing deportation proceedings or awaiting rulings on asylum claims. Though incarcerated in a facility similar to a prison, the children detained on administrative immigration charges have not yet been convicted of any crime.Virginia ranks among the worst states in the nation for wait times in federal immigration courts, with an average of 806 days before a ruling. Nationally, only about half of juveniles facing deportation are represented by a lawyer, according to Justice Department data.On average, 92 immigrant children each year cycle through Shenandoah, most of them from Mexico and Central America.Wong said many of the 30 or so children housed there on any given day have mental health needs that would be better served in a residential treatment unit. But such facilities are often unwilling to accept children with significant behavioral issues, she said.Wong and other managers at the Shenandoah center, including Executive Director Timothy J. Smith, did not respond to phone and email messages seeking comment this week. A city manager on the local commission that oversees the facility referred questions to an official at the Refugee Resettlement agency, who did not respond to a phone message.Financial statements reviewed by AP shows the local government commission that operates the center received nearly $4.2 million in federal funds last year to house the immigrant children – enough to cover about two-thirds of the total operating expenses.The lawsuit filed against Shenandoah alleges that young Latino immigrants held there “are subjected to unconstitutional conditions that shock the conscience, including violence by staff, abusive and excessive use of seclusion and restraints, and the denial of necessary mental health care.”The complaint filed by the nonprofit Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs recounts the story of an unnamed 17-year-old Mexican citizen apprehended at the southern border. The teen fled an abusive father and violence fueled by drug cartels to seek asylum in the United States in 2015.After stops at facilities in Texas and New York, he was transferred to Shenandoah in April 2016 and diagnosed during an initial screening by a psychologist with three mental disorders, including depression. Besides weekly sessions speaking with a counselor, the lawsuit alleges the teen has received no further mental health treatment, such as medications that might help regulate his moods and behavior.The lawsuit recounts multiple alleged violent incidents between Latino children and staff at the Shenandoah center. It describes the guards as mostly white, non-Spanish speakers who are undertrained in dealing with individuals with mental illness. The suit alleges staff members routinely taunt the Latino youths with racially charged epithets, including “wetback,” ”onion head” and “pendejo,” which roughly translates to dumbass in Spanish.A 16-year-old who said he had lived in Texas with his mother since he was an infant ended up at Shenandoah in September after a police officer pulled over a car he was riding in and asked for ID, which he couldn’t provide. As one of the few Latino kids who is fluent in English, the teen would translate for other detainees the taunts and names the staff members were calling them. He said that angered the guards, resulting in his losing such modest privileges as attending art classes.”If you are behaving bad, resisting the staff when they try to remove you from the program, they will take everything in your room away – your mattress, blanket, everything,” he said. “They will also take your clothes. Then they will leave you locked in there for a while. This has happened to me, and I know it has happened to other kids, too.”The immigrant detainees said they were largely segregated from the mostly white juveniles being held on criminal charges, but they could see that the other housing units had amenities that included plush chairs and video gaming consoles not available in the Spartan pods housing the Latinos.In their sworn statements, the teens reported spending the bulk of their days locked alone in their cells, with a few hours set aside for classroom instruction, recreation and meals. Some said they had never been allowed outdoors, while the US-born children were afforded a spacious recreation yard.The Latino children reported being fed sparse and often cold meals that left them hungry, though meals of American fast food were occasionally provided. Records show Shenandoah receives nearly $82,000 a year from the Agriculture Department to feed the immigration detainees.The lawsuit said the poor conditions, frequent physical searches and verbal abuse by staff often escalated into confrontations, as the frustrated children acted out. The staff regularly responded “by physically assaulting the youth, applying an excessive amount of force that goes far beyond what is needed to establish or regain control.”In the case of the Mexican 17-year-old, the lawsuit said a staff member who suspected him of possessing contraband threw him to the ground and forcibly tore off his clothes for an impromptu strip search. Though no forbidden items were found, the teenager was transferred to “Alpha Pod,” described in the lawsuit as a unit within the facility designated for children who engage in bad behavior.The lawsuit said Latino children were frequently punished by being restrained for hours in chairs, with handcuffs and cloth shackles on their legs. Often, the lawsuit alleged, the children were beaten by staff while bound.As a result of such “malicious and sadistic applications of force,” the immigrant youths have “sustained significant injuries, both physical and psychological,” the lawsuit said.After an altercation during which the lawsuit alleged the Mexican teenager bit a staff member during a beating, he was restrained in handcuffs and shackles for 10 days, resulting in bruises and cuts. Other teens interviewed as part of the court case also reported being punished for minor infractions with stints in solitary confinement, during which some of the children said they were left nude and shivering in cold concrete cells.Academic studies of prison inmates kept in solitary confinement have found they often experience high anxiety that can cause panic attacks, paranoia and disordered thinking that may trigger angry outbursts. For those with mental health issues, the effects can be exacerbated, often worsening the very behaviors the staff is attempting to discourage.A Guatemalan youth sent to the center when he was 14 years old said he was often locked in his tiny cell for up to 23 hours a day. After resisting the guards, he said he was also restrained for long periods.”When they couldn’t get one of the kids to calm down, the guards would put us in a chair – a safety chair, I don’t know what they call it – but they would just put us in there all day,” the teen said in a sworn statement. “This happened to me, and I saw it happen to others, too. It was excessive.”A 15-year-old from Mexico held at Shenandoah for nine months also recounted being restrained with a bag over his head. “They handcuffed me and put a white bag of some kind over my head,” he said, according to his sworn statement. “They took off all of my clothes and put me into a restraint chair, where they attached my hands and feet to the chair. They also put a strap across my chest. They left me naked and attached to that chair for two and a half days, including at night.”After being subjected to such treatment, the 17-year-old Mexican youth said he tried to kill himself in August, only to be punished with further isolation. On other occasions, he said, he has responded to feelings of desperation and hopelessness by cutting his wrists with a piece of glass and banging his head against the wall or floor.”One time I cut myself after I had gotten into a fight with staff,” the teen recounted. “I filled the room with blood. This happened on a Friday, but it wasn’t until Monday that they gave me a bandage or medicine for the pain.”The lawsuit alleges other immigrant youths held at Shenandoah have also engaged in cutting and other self-harming behaviors, including ingesting shampoo and attempting to choke themselves.A hearing in the case is set for July 3 before a federal judge in the Western District of Virginia.Lawyers on both sides in the lawsuit either did not respond to messages or declined to comment, citing strict confidentiality requirements in the case involving children.The child development specialist who previously worked with teens at Shenandoah told AP that many there developed severe psychological problems after experiencing abuse from guards.”The majority of the kids we worked with when we went to visit them were emotionally and verbally abused. I had a kid whose foot was broken by a guard,” she said. “They would get put in isolation for months for things like picking up a pencil when a guard had said not to move. Some of them started hearing voices that were telling them to hurt people or hurt themselves, and I knew when they had gotten to Shenandoah they were not having any violent thoughts.”She said she never witnessed staff abuse teens first-hand, but that teens would complain to her of injuries from being tackled by guards and reveal bruises. The specialist encouraged them to file a formal complaint.Though lawyers for Shenandoah responded with court filings denying all wrongdoing, information contained in a separate 2016 lawsuit appears to support some of the information contained in the recent abuse complaints.In a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the Shenandoah center, a former staff member said he worked in unit called “Alpha Pod” where immigrant minors were held, “including those with psychological and mental issues and those who tend to fight more frequently.”The guard, Trenton Farris, who denied claims that he punched two children, sued the justice center alleging he was wrongly targeted for firing because he is black. Farris said most staff members at the facility are white, and that two white staff members involved in the incident over which he was fired went unpunished.Lawyers for the center denied the former guard’s claims, and the case was settled in January.last_img read more

UDC African Student Assoc Hosts African Independence Day Awareness

first_imgThe African Student Association at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is scheduled to host an African Independence Day Awareness event on Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW. The event is free and will involve games, fun facts, and refreshments will be served. The African Student Association’s mission is to promote African culture both on and off campus.  For more information, visit eventbrite.com.last_img

DC Celebrates Nikki Giovanni as She Celebrates the Greatness of Black People

first_imgBy Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, bmcadoo@afro.comDubbed “The Poet of the Black Revolution”, the legendary activist, poet and educator Nikki Giovanni received a warm welcome from the D.C. community as she shared excerpts from her new book, A Good Cry on October 26 at Busboys and Poets located on 450 K St N.W.“A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter”, is Giovanni’s newest book- which is an introspective exploration of her life and the people who have had significant impact and influence along her journey.Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni spoke at Busboys and Poet 450 K St N.W. about her new book “A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter.”Giovanni is a proud native of Knoxville, Tennessee and is an alumna of Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. where she received her B.A. in History. As both a revolutionary and literate, she initially gained notoriety in the 1960s during the Black Arts Movement where she began establishing herself as a premiere poet and author. Giovanni’s expansive body of work ranges from poetry to children’s books. In 1967, she established the first Black Arts Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. Giovanni is the recipient of 7 NAACP Image Awards, has authored 3 New York and Los Angeles Times Best Sellers and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 “Living Legends.”  She currently serves as a “distinguished professor” at Virginia Tech University.The wise yet fiery spirit of Giovanni kept the audience captivated for the evening as she shared excerpts from her new book, social commentary on the current state of affairs in the world as well as invaluable, yet funny, takeaways from her own life experiences. In the not so typical style of a bookstore event, Giovanni started off the evening with the hymn, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” using the opportunity not only as a teaching moment, but to build the feeling of community in the space. “So many of our young Black people…and maybe other people you know too…they don’t know the spirituals, they don’t know the hymns,” Giovanni said.The celebrated poet shared her critiques on Donald Trump and when speaking on the racialized hate Black people have experienced in America, she talked about the beauty of Black people finding love and happiness in the midst of adversity. The audience laughed and cheered as she said, “I think they’re jealous because all that we went through somehow we found a way to laugh, somehow we found a way to dance, somehow we found a way to sing.” She took the time to positively affirm all the Black people in the room, reminding them that “We are a great people from a great people.”Throughout the night she shared intimate moments about her life, family and the backstory behind her new book and its title. She revealed that she has had a hard time with processing emotions through moments of hardship and trauma. “I never learned how to cry,”Giovanni shared. “The problem is I have held in things and I need to learn to cry.”During the Question and Answer portion of the night, Giovanni shared what distinguishes her as a poet.“What makes me a really good poet is that I have written some excellent poems, I have written some good poems, I have written some bad poems, what makes me truly almost brilliant is I know the difference.”She continued to share advice for young writers,“Somebody’s gonna ask you, ‘What’s your favorite poem?’ You must never answer that because what you are doing is fighting against yourself.”At the end of the evening, founder of Busboys and Poets Andy Shallal came to the stage to thank Giovanni and shared that Busboy’s would be celebrating the poet by officially naming their reading room the Nikki Giovanni Reading Room at their 450 K st NW location.last_img read more

Heavy rainfall predicted

first_imgKolkata: A fresh low-pressure area that has been created over North Odisha and adjoining Bengal would bring moderate to heavy rainfall in various parts of the state, the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore predicted. However, the city may receive light to moderate rainfall in the next three days while some districts will witness heavy to very heavy rain. North-Eastern states are expected to see moderate rains in the next few days. States like Jharkhand, some parts of Bihar and Sikkim may also witness light to moderate rains. According to a senior weather official, the low pressure which was currently situating over North Odisha and adjoining parts of Bengal has gained some strength as a result of which various districts — both in North and South Bengal — will receive moderate to heavy showers depending on their geographical locations.last_img read more

VIDEO LeBron dunked on a bunch of kids and lit them up

first_imgIt’s been less than a week since losing to the Warriors in the Finals, but LeBron James is already back to dominating the competition.James held a massive 10th birthday bash for his son Bryce, and used the opportunity to relentlessly dominate the kids in attendance in a friendly game of basketball.The King threw down some dunks on the kiddos before engineering a surprise water balloon attack and cutting up the cake.It’s his house. It actually is, literally.last_img

BYOD Is the Corporate Norm But Data Security Lags Far Behind

first_imgAugust 18, 2014 4 min read In 2009, CEOs in just about every large organization started purchasing iPhones and demanding access to corporate email. Although IT had securely managed BlackBerry deployments in place, many departments accommodated this request, only to find a few months later that thousands of employees had taken after these CEOs, with the key distinction that their iPhones were unauthorized.As this story and countless others illustrate, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon disrupted enterprise IT practically overnight. To catch up, the makeshift solution for many organizations has been “mobile device management” (MDM). This first attempt to secure BYOD was a knee-jerk reaction focused on managing personally owned devices in much the same way that corporate-owned laptops are managed.Related: 5 Reasons BYOD for Travel Is Here to StayAccording to a recent Gartner report, by 2016, 20 percent of enterprise BYOD programs will fail due to deployment of MDM measures that are too restrictive. The issue with MDM is it secures devices, not corporate data, and has never been a solid solution for either IT or employees in BYOD environments. Let’s examine a few reasons why.IT. The IT department doesn’t enjoy imposing suffocating restrictions on employees, but meeting the employee demand for BYOD often leaves them no choice. IT is chartered with securing the organization’s data so they use the technology available to them – MDM. That the price of this BYOD security solution is dictatorial control over employees’ personal devices is an unfortunate, necessary evil.A recent ESG report that surveyed organizations of 1,000 or more employees shockingly found that just 21 percent have implemented and standardized an MDM solution. That means that despite BYOD being one of the biggest trends in enterprise IT today, just one in five enterprises have deployed a solution to secure it. That is cause for alarm.Employees. Enterprise data is frequently exposed with BYOD. For example, an employee might use a personal smartphone to access data on Salesforce.com over a 4G wireless network, inadvertently sharing sensitive corporate data.Just as the majority of employees are blissfully unaware of the potential security breaches they are exposing their company to, they would be equally mortified if they were fully aware of what MDM products can access. According to a survey carried out by Harris Interactive on behalf of mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile, most employees do not believe that their employer can see what they are doing on their personal devices, yet 89 percent of employers said they have visibility into their employees devices at all times.Related: How the Cloud Can Save You From a ‘BYOD’ Tech NightmareThis raises huge concerns for employees who are extremely uncomfortable with IT accessing personal information and controlling their device usage. Not to mention the horror stories of employees who have everything wiped from their phone if they leave a company.The future of BYOD security. BYOD has been a shock for many organizations, but it is here to stay and the path forward is to enable employees through BYOD programs. The focus must shift from securing the device to securing corporate data on the device. Next-generation BYOD solutions must not only secure corporate data, but be device-agnostic and deploy with minimal effort on either the employee or IT’s part.At the same time, the native user experience on mobile must be taken into account and respected. Today’s employees are tech-savvy and quick to write-off IT as old school and out of touch. These employees will not hesitate to “go rogue” and find workarounds if IT slows them down or invades their privacy. Next-generation BYOD security solutions must be completely frictionless and transparent to employees.Unfortunately for IT, company-issued BlackBerry phones are unlikely to make a comeback in the corporate world, but enabling a mobile workforce does not have to be a constant give-and-take. Enterprises can embrace BYOD while maintaining security and privacy but it will require a solution with BYOD in its DNA.Related: Dark ‘Cloud’ Forming: The Struggle to Balance Security and Employee Privacy Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice is trans

first_imgSouth African pay TV operator MultiChoice is transforming its current M-Net Series channel into three new international series-based networks.The channels – M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Reality and M-Net Series Zone – are due to go live on July 9 and will be available to premium customers of MultiChoice’s DTH pay TV platform DStv.The M-Net Showcase channel will feature US shows like Army Wives, Mad Men and Criminal Minds. Multichoice said most of the series will be seen on African TV for the first time, close to their US debuts.M-Net Series Reality will feature reality shows like Junior MasterChef and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and will also air talkshows. Meanwhile, M-Net Series Zone will be available to subscribers of the slimmed-down DStv Compact package of channels.“M-Net’s fantastic reputation in broadcasting is built on screening the world’s best movies and series. These new channels allow us to do it even better, with well-designed tailor-made schedules for every taste,” said Pierre Cloete, director of M-Net channels.Earlier this month, MultiChoice also launched the Televisa Networks-owned TLN  channel. The Portuguese-language channel airs telenovelas, series and comedies, with MultiChoice adding it to portfolio of DStv channels in the main Portuguese-speaking African countries of Angola and Mozambique.last_img read more