Benevento will be, almost for sure, relegated to the Serie B but Gian Piero Gasperini could see that they have improved a lot lately and can possibly cause a lot of problems to his Atalanta.The experienced Italian knows that his team will have to put one of their best performances to be able to succeed against the last-placed Serie A team and he urged his players to remain fully-focused despite the difference between the sides.Gasperini spoke about his side’s upcoming game as he said, according to Football Italia:“There’s no such thing as a game that can be taken for granted, especially not this one, seeing as Benevento have been putting in their best performances lately.”Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We need to win because we won’t go far if we keep picking up one point at a time, but we’re going to have to work for it.”“Our performance against Inter was very strong, especially the first half, but if you don’t score goals then you don’t win games. This is the moment to grit our teeth and push forward, even if we’re missing a few players.”“We are still in the running for a Europa League place and the other results at the weekend also kept everything in the balance. We aren’t at the final hurdle yet, but we can see the finish line.”
A former football coach George Ormond, who assisted in setting up the youth side of Newcastle United’s youth has been found guilty and convicted of sexually abusing young players for almost 25 years.Ormond was found guilty of 35 charges of indecent assault and one of indecency but was only cleared of one charge relating to an older Newcastle United player, according to Sky Sports.Ormond was remanded in custody and will be sentenced later this week since hasn’t given any visible reaction for his actions.“For over two decades, George Ormond abused young men and boys while working in the youth football scene in the North East of England,” Gary Buckley from the CPS said.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“To many of his victims he was a figure of authority, trust and influence.“Instead of nurturing and supporting them, he exploited his role to subject them to sexual abuse.”
Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has faced off against numerous amounts of world-class strikers across his playing career and rates Mauro Icardi as one of the bestThe Inter Milan star is one of the most highly-regarded forwards in European football right now and has been frequently linked with a move to Real Madrid.In total, Icardi has scored 119 goals in 200 appearances for Inter and has found the net against Juventus eight times since arriving at Italy in 2011.And Chiellini has nothing but respect for Icardi, who he rates as the most deadliest striker in the penalty area behind team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.“In my opinion, Icardi is the second best striker in the penalty box who I’ve ever marked,” Chiellini told DAZN, via Football-Italia.“He chips away at you mentally, in the sense that you have to be concentrated all the time. I’ve only encountered one who is worse for that, but he’s playing with me this year!”The Italian defender then gave his take on the downside of Juventus’ campaign this season.Gasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.Massimiliano Allegri’s side finished top of Group H in the Champions League on Wednesday night, despite losing 2-1 to BSC Young Boys in their final game, and already lead the Serie A by eight points from nearest challengers Napoli.But Chiellini highlighted October’s 1-1 home draw with Genoa and their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United last month as low points in their season.“There are some, like that draw we had with Genoa. Those were definitely two points dropped, and with all due respect for Genoa we can’t afford to drop points to them at home,” said Chiellini.“We’ve also been at 1-0 close to the end too many times. It’s almost always been fine because of our attitude, but against Manchester United we paid for it with interest.“I’d say 1-0 is a perfect result up until about 60 minutes, then you need to get the second and manage things better.“Not conceding gives you confidence for the next games, but having a little cushion means you expend less physical and mental energy.”
The Mother of Dragons helped inspire some baby names. HBO/Helen Sloan The top baby names of 2018 as logged by the US Social Security Administration are now out. You won’t find any geeky surprises on the top-10 lists, but the data on the rising popularity of names shows Game of Thrones and Star Wars fans are expressing their love of fantasy and sci-fi.A future generation of George R.R. Martin readers came into the world in 2018 bearing names like Khaleesi (up from 631 in 2017 to 549 in the rankings) and Yara (up from 986 to 672). Babies born in the US received “Ari,” “Ariyah” and “Aria” as names, though it’s hard to determine if those are Game of Thrones references. “Arya” ranked in the 119th spot for female names while “Aria” came in at 19th. Perhaps a lot of opera fans had babies last year. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Share your voice Game of Thrones stars, from season 1 through today Game of Thrones Star Wars,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Stephen King has his own idea for how Game of Thrones should end Game of Thrones star apologizes for evil deed Cersei made him do Post a comment Read DJI Osmo Action preview Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $520 at HP I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See at Amazon See at Turo Rylo 57 Photos Chris Monroe/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $60 at Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See it DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Angela Lang/CNET $999 See It 0 $155 at Google Express Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $6 at Tidal Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) TV and Movies Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET See It $210 at Best Buy Turo Amazon Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $999 See It Comments Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read the AirPods review $59 at eBay Boost Mobile 7 Some characters didn’t even crack the top 1,000. You won’t find Cersei, Tyrion, Brienne, Sansa or Samwell on the list. Jon Snow isn’t getting much love, either. The spelling “Jon” logged in at 754 for male names, while “John” ranked in the 27th spot.On the Star Wars side of things, Kylo moved up from 1,152 in 2017 to 865 in 2018. Rey, however, still remains primarily a boy’s name. It didn’t even make the top-1,000 list for girls.The No. 1 names in 2018 were Liam for boys and Emma for girls. While Khaleesi gained ground, “Daenerys” is conspicuously missing. Maybe because it’s so hard to spell it right. We can blame George R.R. Martin for that one. $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the Rylo camera preview Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Game of Thrones heads to the finish Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! 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File PhotoMalnutrition, poor sanitary conditions and diseases in refugee settlements is potentially catastrophic for Rohingya children who have fled Myanmar, UNICEF warns.It has found many children both in camps and among new arrivals ‘severely acutely malnourished’.”Some children are close to death by the time they make it across the border,” the UN body said in a news release issued simultaneously from Geneve, New York and Dhaka on Friday.”We are working to get a clear understanding on the extent of acute malnutrition among Rohingya child refugees,” it said.UNICEF mentioned that a nutrition survey is underway which will provide data in November.However, according to its screening at the border on 16-18 October, 33 out of 340 children screed, were found to be severely acutely malnourished. Its purpose was to identify children who needed immediate, life-saving treatment, UNICEF said.Screening conducted on sick children who were brought to a Medecins Sans Frontieres clinic reportedly found 14 severely acutely malnourished cases among 103 children.So far, UNICEF and partners had screened 59,604 children among refugees who have taken shelter in Bangladesh since 25 August, and identified 1,970 as severely acutely malnourished , and 6,971 as moderately acutely malnourished.These numbers roughly correspond to the pre-crisis malnutrition rates – which were already above the emergency threshold – 21.2 perr cent global acute malnutrition and 3.6 per cent severe acute malnutrition, according to a survey conducted in May 2017 in makeshift settlements.In Myanmar’s Rakhine state, malnutrition rates in Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships, where the vast majority of refugees come from, were also already above emergency thresholds.”Since 25 August, we have had to stop treating 4,000 children with severe acute malnutrition in northern Rakhine because we have had no access,” UNICEF said.
Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church is celebrating Red Dress Sunday on Feb. 12 at the 9:30 a.m. service. Come, be educated and share your support. Red Dress Sunday is an faith-based health education and outreach program designed to raise awareness of the devastating effects of heart disease. For more information visit gillismemorialchurch.com or call the church at (410) 466-2800. Gillis Memorial is located at 4016 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21215.(Google Photo)
At least 15 people, including three children, were killed on Saturday and 21 injured when a mini truck carrying a marriage party collided with a bus near Kandukur town in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.Police said a mini truck carrying a marriage party coming from Kandukur hit the bus coming from the opposite direction.Fifteen people have been killed in the mishap after the bus caught fire in the mishap, Inspector of Police (Kandukur) M Lakshman said. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damThe mini truck was carrying 40 passengers while there were no passengers on board in the bus. Fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.The officer said the injured are being shifted to Kandukur, Ongole and Nellore districts for treatment. Andhra Pradesh transport minister Sidda Raghava Rao also reached the spot and is supervising the rescue operations.District Collector Sujatha Sarma also visited the mishap site.The deceased were identified as — N Subhasini (31), P Prasad (30), R Subba Rao (50), E Chiranjeevi (45), S Chandu (10), S Adinarayana (10),
Brain areas that are traditionally not associated with learning science can become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems, finds a study. This shows that the brain’s activity can be modified by different forms of instruction.”The neurobiological processes that underpin learning are complex and not always directly connected to what we think it means to learn,” said lead author Eric Brewe, Associate Professor at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe findings, published in the journal Frontiers in ICT, showed that newer brain regions associated with attention, working memory and problem solving – the lateral prefrontal cortex and parietal cortex, sometimes called the brain’s ‘central executive network’ – showed activity when dealing with such problems.Another area that became active was the posterior cingulate cortex, which is linked to episodic memory and self-referential thought.”These changes in brain activity may be related to more complex behavioural changes in how students reason through physics questions post- relative to pre-instruction,” Brewe noted. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”These might include shifts in strategy or an increased access to physics knowledge and problem-solving resources,” he said.Using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to measure blood flow in the brain, the researchers looked to map what areas become active when completing a physics reasoning task, both before a course on the concepts and after. A small group of students were taught a physics course that utilised ‘Modeling Instruction’, a style of teaching which encourages students to be active participants in their learning. “This suggests that learning physics is an imaginative process, which is not typically how people think of it,” Brewe said, in reference to the study which aimed to explore how students use their own mental models to understand new concepts.”The idea of mental models is something that people who research learning love to talk about, but have no evidence of what is happening inside brains other than what people say or do,” Brewe said. “We are actually looking for evidence from inside the brain,” he added.
The audience was captivated by the compelling story and the wonderful performance. After the show, audience and performers alike moved to the cafe for a delicious dinner courtesy of chef M. Ali Sadiqi. September 24, 2014This past Saturday night Arcosanti was delighted to host the 33rd annual Colly Concert starring pianist Sonya Kumiko Lee and vocalist Melina Kalomas. The evening began with a wine and cheese reception in the Colly Garden and then moved to the Amphitheater for the show.[photos by Sue Kirsch, text by Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo, PR]Melina Kalomas performed a beautiful rendition of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s narrative poem Enoch Arden, accompanied by the chords Strauss composed in 1864 to accompany the piece, played superbly by Sonya Lee.
State Rep. Dan Lauwers today hailed House passage of legislation that protects farmers, food processors and grocery stores that donate food to nonprofit organizations to feed the needy from frivolous lawsuits.Rep. Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, said House Bill 4017 will help feed the 22 percent of Michigan children who do not know where their next meal is coming from by enabling more organizations to donate food to shelters, food pantries and other nonprofits.The legislation will not provide immunity from liability if the donor knew that the food was not fit for human consumption.“Right now we have billions of pounds of good, usable food going into landfills every year because prospective donors are concerned they might have to spend time and money fighting frivolous lawsuits filed by bad actors seeking to make a quick profit,” said Rep. Lauwers, who chairs the House Committee on Agriculture, which took testimony on the bill earlier this month. “Groups testifying in favor of the bill said enactment of the bill could reduce landfill materials by 15 percent, as well as saving businesses that want to donate food up to 50 percent in liability insurance.“But most of all, it would mean fewer families in Michigan will go to bed hungry because a prospective donor threw good food away because it was apprehensive about being sued,” Rep. Lauwers said.The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.##### Categories: Lauwers News,News More donations will result in less food waste 26Mar Rep. Lauwers applauds passage of measure to help feed needy
Elemental has teamed up with Teleste to deploy an integrated multiscreen solution for Finnish digital-terrestrial platform provider Anvia TV.The solution streams content for all-IP video delivery from the headend to homes for viewing on set-top boxes, PCs, and smart phones and tablets. Using Optimo transcoding technology, Anvia TV smoothly transitioned to a fully IP-based video infrastructure and expanded operations to support multiscreen services.Earlier this year, Teleste and Elemental began co-marketing activities targeting the cable industry in Europe. The co-branded Teleste Optimo transcoder is a part of Teleste’s multiscreen solution for distributing TV channels and video services on DVB, IPTV and over-the-top television (OTT) networks. Transcoding is powered by Elemental Live video processing software to provide real-time video and audio encoding for linear pay TV broadcast as well as live streaming to new media platforms.“Our customers expect premium-class services when it comes to the quality of the video content itself and the sophisticated functionality of the video provision infrastructure,” said Marianne Hynninen, CEO of Anvia TV. “Our strategy is designed to meet their expectations and we have noticed that our customers appreciate the choices we have made. Teleste’s multiscreen solution, powered by Elemental Technologies, is the perfect tool for us to execute our strategy as planned and deliver what our customers value most.”Elemental is meanwhile collaborating with Miranda at IBC. The pair will jointly showcase an integrated multichannel playout, transcoding and monitoring solution will be featured on the Miranda stand. The demonstration will highlight the companies’ respective technologies with a combination of Miranda’s iTX integrated playout platform, Kaleido multiviewers and the iControl video network management systems with Elemental Live video encoders and Elemental Conductor video management system. The integration of these technologies is designed to satisfy the growing need for broadcasters to playout content to multiple platforms from an integrated environment and protects investments in video infrastructure as the industry evolves.Separately, Elemental’s demonstrations at IBC will include 4Kp60 10-bit Ultra HD HEVC processing using Elemental Server, real-time 1080p60 HEVC encoding using Elemental Live and live HEVC encoding via Elemental Cloud. Elemental will also showcase a variety of live and file based workflows running on the Elemental Cloud platform.Elemental will exhibit at IBC on stand 4.B75, Miranda will exhibit on stand 8.D41 and Teleste will exhibit on stand 4.B77
Films produced in Europe made up 28% of films broadcast by a sample of TV channels during the 2015-16 season, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory.The European 28% of films broadcast by a sample of 131 channels across 18 EU countries comprised 14% for films made in the territory of the channel and 14% of European non-national films, which the Observatory’s Films on TV: Origin, Age and Circulation report said indicated a significant circulation of European movies around different markets.In general, public broadcaster channels broadcast more European films than commercial counterparts. Taking a full day on public television, European films accounted for 44% of all films broadcast. This figure falls to 24% for the commercial TV channels in the sample.The number of European films aired in primetime fell to 23% across all channels, to 39% for public channels and 19% for commercial channels.Of the 15,504 film titles broadcast during the 2015-16 season, 47% were produced in Europe and 47% in the US with the rest of the world making up 6%.However, US films tended to be aired in more countries in the same year. The average US movie was broadcast in 3.1 countries, compared with 1.4 for European movies.Some countries had more success in exporting movies than others, with the majority of the broadcasts of films produced in Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom happened outside the country of production.Of the 7 231 European films, 66% were accounted for by the top five production countries, and 87% by the top 10.
Cable operators will face a massive shift from loans to bonds and the public markets to finance their activities, according to Marisa Drew, co-head of global market solutions, Credit Suisse.Cable will benefit from very robust debt and equity markets, but new regulations mean bank loans to cable are likely to dry up, according to Drew. Ziggo’s public offering meanwhile will be the litmus test for new IPOs.Cable faces massive shift in sources of finance, says Credit Suisse’s Drew from Digital TV Europe on Vimeo.