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  • 10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: Van Dijk worth his fee

    first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: Van Dijk worth his feeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has sung the praises of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk ahead of tonight’s clash.The City manager was linked with a move for the Dutchman prior to his switch to Anfield last January, but the centre-back opted to head to Anfield in a £75m deal.“He’s an exceptional player,” said Guardiola ahead of the game.“When a player costs whatever it costs and it works, it is well worth it.”When you pay less and it doesn’t work, it is so expensive.”If he can play every three days with no injuries and play consistently, it is well worth it.”He added “They are solid in behind.”In the positional game when the opponents defend deep they had problems attacking them but now they are able to attack them really well.”In the transition as always, they are so good. In the set-pieces they are a massive, tall team.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 10 months agoWest Ham plan to outbid Arsenal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez

    West Ham plan to outbid Arsenal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarezby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal face a threat from West Ham over their move for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.Unai Emery is desperate to sign the 25-year-old Barcelona winger who spent a season with him at Sevilla.But the cash-strapped Gunners’ are struggling to meet Barcelona’s demands and fear they could miss out on the former Manchester City man, says The Sun.But Barcelona are only willing to let him leave with the guarantee of a £20million permanent deal at the end of the season.The fact that West Ham are prepared to offer that money immediately has strengthened their resolve to secure a fee. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more

  • 23 days agoArsenal manager Emery confirms Tierney back for Standard Liege

    first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal manager Emery confirms Tierney back for Standard Liegeby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed Kieran Tierney will play against Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday.Tierney made his debut for the club last week against Nottingham Forest, but he missed Monday’s draw with Manchester United and was withdrawn from Scotland’s upcoming qualifiers at Arsenal’s request. However, Emery says the left-back is ready to go.”After his injuries, each step is important to be consistent,” Emery said.”He didn’t play in Manchester because he had some more problems. Not important, but the doctor told us it’s better to be here working alone and preparing for the match tomorrow.”If we are taking precaution with him it’s also important that, with the national team, we are thinking it’s not the moment to go with them.”For the next matches, I think he’s going to be ready to play with us and to play with them.”Now he’s going to play tomorrow and also hopefully he can be complete physically, complete tactically, with the performance we need.” last_img read more

  • 8 days agoWest Ham defender Ogbonna eager to snap form slump against Everton

    first_imgWest Ham defender Ogbonna eager to snap form slump against Evertonby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna is eager to snap their form slump against Everton.The Hammers are without a victory in their last three matches in all competitions, including disappointing defeats at the hands of Oxford United in the Carabao Cup and Crystal Palace in the Premier League.“I am looking forward to this game, but every game in the Premier League can see your fortunes change, and games like this, like Burnley away, like Crystal Palace, like Brighton away, are tough games,” he told whufc.com.“They will prepare for us and sometimes you have to wear the armour to keep your place in the table.“For us, it is a good chance to step up, but it will not be easy and just because we talk, it does not mean things will happen. We have to wait, find our place and then take our chance.”He added: “They have good attacking players like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex Iwobi, [Dominic] Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and a young player I heard a lot about when I was in Juventus and he was in the Academy, Moise Kean, who has a lot of skills and is very strong. But we just have to focus on our jobs and getting the three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Ohio State Should Jump Alabama For The No. 1 Recruiting Class In 2017 Later Today

    first_img2017 college football team rankings based on 2017 recruiting composition.Team RankingsAlabama leapt Ohio State in the team rankings for the 2017 recruiting class on Thursday. The Crimson Tide received a commitment from a long-snapper out of Florida, propelling Nick Saban’s team into the No. 1 spot for ’17, dropping the Buckeyes to No. 2. This shouldn’t last very long, though. Expect Ohio State to be back in the No. 1 spot by the end of the day. Why?The Buckeyes are widely expected to land a commitment from five-star offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, who will be making his decision later today. Hopefully I’ll be able to put a on my white board next to Wyatt Davis name after tomorrow! #GoBucks @wyattdavis53 pic.twitter.com/X6ICrSLCOO— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) June 23, 2016Davis, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound prospect out of California, is the No. 1 offensive guard in the country.Ohio State currently trails Alabama in the rankings by less than one point and Davis’ commitment would easily propel the Buckeyes past the Crimson Tide. Davis is set to make his announcement at 6 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

  • Ministry Of Health Developing Zika Communication Guide

    center_img Mrs. Huntley-Jones informed that over the period, the draft document was shared with a wider group of stakeholders within the Ministry of Health as well as external partners and it is expected that all inputs will be reflected in the final draft, which will be prepared when the team returns to Johns Hopkins.She told JIS NEWS that the message guide will outline the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in order to enable effective communication going forward and achieve the desired outcomes relating to behavior change.Mrs. Huntley-Jones said social communication and community mobilisation are critical to controlling mosquito breeding, which is key to stopping the spread of the Zika virus.“With all our efforts, if we do not get persons on board and taking the necessary actions to control breeding in and around their immediate environment then it is going to affect the overall success of our (vector control) programme,” she noted. Medical Entomologist in the Ministry, Sherine Huntley-Jones, told JIS News that the objective is to influence behavior change within the population and propel persons to take action to combat the disease.    last_img read more

  • Ridesharing law a year away in BC as government hires expert to

    first_imgVICTORIA – Ride sharing in British Columbia is at least a year away despite an NDP promise to bring in services like Uber and Lyft by the end of 2017 after the government announced the hiring of a consultant Monday to direct the way forward.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said she understands people want ride-sharing services, but the minority government will not race ahead as its studies ways to ensure safety for passengers and a level playing field for the taxi industry.“We know that people are impatient for a change in the system,” she said. “We need to move in a sensible way, not a political way, but in a sensible way that respects the industry we have and respects the needs of people in B.C.”Trevena said the government hired transportation consultant Dan Hara to make recommendations by early next year that will help create a ride-sharing system that modernizes safety regulations and provides more choice and convenience for customers.Hara is based in Ottawa and has 21 years of experience advising government agencies on regulatory and transportation policy, she said. Trevena said Hara was commissioned in 2015 to study ride sharing for the City of Vancouver.She said the provincial government expects to introduce ride-sharing legislation next fall.But the Opposition Liberals said it appears the NDP put ride sharing on a journey that could take years to complete.“It’s unfortunate we’re not going to have any certainty here in terms of what part ride sharing is going to play in the transportation options of B.C.,” said transportation critic Jordan Sturdy.He said the Liberals are open to supporting a private member’s bill this week by Green Leader Andrew Weaver.In a statement, Weaver said he will introduce for the third time a bill to enable ride sharing.“I am very disappointed that the government will not keep its promise to bring ride sharing to British Columbians by the end of this year,” he said.The Greens and Liberals also promised to introduce ride sharing this year as part of their election platforms.Uber Canada spokeswoman Susie Hill said the company is committed to working with the government and all members of the legislature to develop regulations as soon as possible.Hill said in a statement the company is concerned that Uber and other ride-sharing operators are not named in a list of stakeholder groups who will form part of Hara’s consultation.The B.C. Taxi Association, which represents 140 taxi companies, welcomed the review and its focus on public safety.“It’s a right step toward the right direction,” association president Mohan Kang said in an interview.last_img read more

  • What Facebooks privacy policy allows may surprise you

    first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – To get an idea of the data Facebook collects about you, just ask for it. You’ll get a file with every photo and comment you’ve posted, all the ads you’ve clicked on, stuff you’ve liked and searched for and everyone you’ve friended — and unfriended — over the years.This trove of data is used to decide which ads to show you. It also makes using Facebook more seamless and enjoyable — say, by determining which posts to emphasize in your feed, or reminding you of friends’ birthdays.Facebook claims to protect all this information, and it lays out its terms in a privacy policy that’s relatively clear and concise. But few users bother to read it. You might be surprised at what Facebook’s privacy policy allows — and what’s left unsaid.Facebook’s privacy practices have come under fire after a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, got data inappropriately from millions of Facebook users. While past privacy debacles have centred on what marketers gather on users, the stakes are higher this time because the firm is alleged to have created psychological profiles to influence how people vote or even think about politics and society.Facebook defends its data collection and sharing activities by noting that it’s adhering to a privacy policy it shares with users. Thanks largely to years of privacy scandals and pressure from users and regulators, Facebook also offers a complex set of controls that let users limit how their information is used — to a point.You can turn off ad targeting and see generic ads instead, the way you would on television or in a newspaper. In the ad settings, you’d need to uncheck all your interests, interactions with companies and websites and other personal information you don’t want to use in targeting. Of course, if you click on a new interest after this, you’ll have to go back and uncheck it in your ad preferences to prevent targeting. It’s a tedious task.As Facebook explains, it puts you in target categories based on your activity. So, if you are 35, live in Seattle and have liked an outdoor adventure page, Facebook may show you an ad for a mountain bike shop in your area.But activity isn’t limited to pages or posts you like, comments you make and your use of outside apps and websites.“If you start typing something and change your mind and delete it, Facebook keeps those and analyzes them too,” Zeynep Tufekci, a prominent techno-sociologist, said in a 2017 TED talk .And, increasingly, Facebook tries to match what it knows about you with your offline data, purchased from data brokers or gathered in other ways. The more information it has, the fuller the picture of you it can offer to advertisers. It can infer things about you that you had no intention of sharing — anything from your ethnicity to personality traits, happiness and use of addictive substances, Tufekci said.These types of data collection aren’t necessarily explicit in privacy policies or settings.What Facebook does say is that advertisers don’t get the raw data. They just tell Facebook what kind of people they want their ads to reach, then Facebook makes the matches and shows the ads.Apps can also collect a lot of data about you, as revealed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The firm got the data from a researcher who paid 270,000 Facebook users to complete a psychological profile quiz back in 2014. But the quiz gathered information on their friends as well, bringing the total number of people affected to about 50 million.Facebook says Cambridge Analytica got the data inappropriately — but only because the app said it collected data for research rather than political profiling. Gathering data on friends was permitted at the time, even if they had never installed the app or given explicit consent.Ian Bogost, a Georgia Tech communications professor who built a tongue-in-cheek game called “Cow Clicker” in 2010, wrote in The Atlantic recently that abusing the Facebook platform for “deliberately nefarious ends” was easy to do then. What’s worse, he said, it was hard to avoid extracting private data.If “you played Cow Clicker, even just once, I got enough of your personal data that, for years, I could have assembled a reasonably sophisticated profile of your interests and behaviour,” he wrote. “I might still be able to; all the data is still there, stored on my private server, where Cow Clicker is still running, allowing players to keep clicking where a cow once stood.”Facebook has since restricted the amount of types of data apps can access. But other types of data collection are still permitted. For this reason, it’s a good idea to check all the apps you’ve given permissions to over the years. You can also do this in your settings.last_img read more

  • I would put money on it — its going ahead says Kitimat

    first_img“I would put money on it — it’s going ahead,” said Kitimat mayor Phil Germuth. Germuth recently hosted a banker from UK-based Barclays and also met with a group that reports to the board of LNG Canada partner Mitsubishi Corp.Story courtesy Bloomberg News: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-09/canada-s-30-billion-lng-hope-edges-closer-as-shell-ramps-up KITIMAT, B.C. – A recent increase in activity in the North Coast community of Kitimat is raising optimism that the Shell-led partnership invested in LNG Canada will be making a positive final investment decision in a proposed $40-billion liquefied natural gas export facility this year.Bloomberg News is reporting that recent develops in the community, including signs that people are living in a 49-unit apartment building for Shell executives after largely sitting vacant for two years, are indications that the facility will be built. LNG Canada is proposing to build a terminal that would have the ability to ship up to 28 million tons of liquefied gas from Kitimat per year.Locals are also reportedly leaving jobs at the community`s largest current employer – an aluminum smelter owned by Rio Tinto Alcan – to join firms that have been contracted for the project.last_img

  • BC Hydro completes drilling on first Site C diversion tunnel

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Construction at the Site C Dam project hit a major milestone on Saturday when the first diversion tunnel was completed.On Saturday B.C. Hydro reached a milestone when crews broke through and connected both sides of the first diversion tunnel.  The tunnels will be used to temporarily reroute the Peace River for construction of the dam across the river.The first tunnel is 700 metres long and will eventually be 12 m in diameter since the upper half still needs to be excavated.  Excavation started in July of 2018. Both tunnels should be completed by September of 2020 when river diversion is scheduled. Once operational, the capacity of the two tunnels will be 3,000 cubic metres of water per second. On average, the diversion tunnels will typically pass river flows between 500 and 1,800 cubic metres per second.The video below shows the moment the drill completed the tunnel.[videopress whEDUqQ3]last_img read more