Filipe Luis, honored by the Metropolitan fans

first_imgThe Brazilian side Filipe Luis, what He was an Atlético de Madrid footballer for eight seasons in two stages between 2010 and 2019, and won seven rojiblanco titles, he received this Saturday the tribute of the fans of the Wanda Metropolitano stadium before the match between the Madrid team and Levante. The Brazilian defender, currently a Flamengo player in which he stood five months ago and with which he was proclaimed champion of the Copa Libertadores in November, played 333 rojiblanco official matches, divided into two stages (2010-14 and 2015-2019) in which he was always the undisputed left-hander for the rojiblanco coach, the Argentine Diego Pablo Simeone.In the list of Filipe as rojiblanco, club that arrived in 2010 from Deportivo de La Coruña are listed a League, a Copa del Rey, two European Leagues and three European Super Cups. Just before the initial kick-off of the match corresponding to the nineteenth day of LaLiga Santander, Filipe Luis was received on the lawn by a corridor formed by his former teammates, and the captain Koke Resurrrección handed him a shield of the rojiblanca entity. Later the Brazilian side made the honor roll amid the applause of the Metropolitan tier.last_img read more

Hart District cuts millions from deficit

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The Hart District has cut its construction budget deficit by more than half – down to about $50 million – by scaling back projects and tapping funding options, but officials say there is still more work to be done. A report released Wednesday night by the Dolinka Group consultants says the Hart Union High School District’s cash shortfall, originally thought to top $115 million, has been reduced to $53 million. The district scrapped a plan for an alternative high school on the Synergy Keystone development in Canyon Country, sparing about $60 million. It also reduced the cost of the impending Castaic High School by $27 million and identified an additional $30 million in extra funding. But Rob Gapper, Hart’s chief operations officer, said funding was increased for modernizing Hart High School and Placerita Canyon and Sierra Vista junior highs, as well as for planned performing arts centers at Saugus and Canyon high schools – projects the community has pressured the district to complete. The district’s long-term capital budget is for construction, reconstruction and land purchases to serve the growing district. It is separate from the yearly operating budget. “It is great that our shortfall has been cut almost in half,” said Sue Guthrie, Hart’s chief financial officer. “But we are still working towards balancing our revenue and expenditures.” Guthrie said the district’s accounting department will be assessing the value of district-owned properties, such as the former district offices and the old Bowman High School site – the first step toward selling off those assets. The report also suggests the district look to the Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation – a nonprofit organization set up to purchase land for the Hart district – for more donations. Since the foundation’s inception in 1998, it has purchased several parcels including the land for Golden Valley High School; a 70-acre site at Hasley and Sloan canyon roads in Castaic, which was intended for Castaic High School; and two sites in Canyon Country for a junior high and high school. Rick Patterson, founder and member of the foundation board, said its mission is to buy land for schools, not to fund district projects. “Like good farmers we’ve planted our seeds, planning for the district’s future need for sites,” Patterson said. “But we’re flexible.” District officials are looking to every avenue for the $50 million to finance their list of projects, including the possibility of a bond measure on an upcoming ballot, Gapper said. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgConvoy based Natural Dairies dairy technologists have responded to the challenge to develop a refreshing dairy based drink to celebrate Donegal’s participation in the All Ireland Final on Sunday.Garvan Gallagher the owner of Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny set the challenge for John Molloy owner of Natural Dairies to come up with a way to use its Cool Milk products to make a Cool refreshing drink for children.The pair decided to combine both their culinary and dairy skills and to name the new drink “Cool” Mc Guinness. The new drink is served in a specially designed “Cool” Mc Guinness glass showing the Donegal trainer Jim Mc Guinness and the tag line “Believe”.Welcoming the assistance given by Natural Dairies, Garvan told Donegal Daily, “I told Michael Murphy if he got to the All Ireland I would create a recipe, name it after Jim and add it to the restaurant menu.“I spoke to John Molloy, the owner of local dairy company Natural Dairies about recipe ideas, and he suggested the dairy technologists in the Convoy plant would assist.“Given the importance of dairy farming within the county we felt it appropriate to make a special one off dairy based drink to celebrate the achievement of the team. Garvan’s head chef at Restaurant Sage is a Mexican, Martin Hernandez and John’s head dairy technologist is an Indian Shiva Prakash, so you can say that the final taste experience is truly international.Garvan also revealed that an adult alcohol based version has now been added to his menu.Commenting on the development John Molloy owner of Natural Dairies told Donegal Daily, “Donegal is at fever pitch coming up to the match, every village and town is a sea of the counties colours, be it by way of bunting, flags and all other kinds of novel ideas in support of the team.“The staff here designed the “Stay Cool, Never Give Up” banner that covers some twenty metres on the front of the factory and so when Garvan asked could we help we were delighted to do so.“The “Cool” Mc Guinness glasses we have designed are we are told a bit of a collector’s item and if there is a demand we will certainly look at producing more and contributing any proceeds to a Brain Injury based charity. DONEGAL NATURAL DAIRIES BUSINESS CREATES ‘COOL MCGUINNESS MILKSHAKE’ was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessCool McGuinnessFeaturesMilkshakenewslast_img read more

More speculation over the future of QPR star Phillips

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR and Chelsea… The Daily Express claim QPR winger Matty Phillips could be heading for Aston Villa or Leicester. West London Sport recently revealed that West Brom had a bid for Phillips, 24, rejected and more recently that Rangers director of football was refusing to budge on the asking prices for Phillips and Charlie Austin.That led to reports that Albion boss Tony Pulis was ending his interest in the winger and focusing on other targets.Talks between the two clubs are ongoing and Pulis is hopeful a deal can be agreed.However, amid speculation that West Brom are no longer pursuing Phillips, the Express suggest Leicester and Villa have been boosted.Related West London Sport stories:  QPR reject £7m bid from West Brom for Phillips (7 July) No Newcastle approach for Austin – Les (14 July )Phillips impressed for Rangers during the second half of last seasonMeanwhile, the Daily Mail pick up on Crystal Palace’s £3m bid for QPR goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. Related West London Sport story: McCarthy bid rejected but Palace still keen (15 July)And the Daily Telegraph reports that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will fly out to Russia personally to secure the signing of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks finally admit there’s a problem

first_imgOTTAWA, Ontario — The downward spiral continues as the Sharks fourth straight loss made Erik Karlsson’s return to Ottawa an experience he’d just as soon forget.The Sharks are now 0-3-1 on their five-game road trip that concludes Sunday night in Montreal and they’ve lost six straight on the road. The last time the Sharks earned a win away from SAP Center was Oct. 28 in Anaheim.In addition to the team’s spotty goaltending and porous defense, the Sharks (12-10-5) are struggling to generate …last_img read more

Giants-Rockies preview: Worst NL West offenses meet in San Francisco

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — In his first offseason as president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi described the importance of improving the Giants’ roster in several areas.At the top of the list: Finding hitters who would get on base more and pitchers who would allows opponents to reach base less.Through 13 games, the Giants’ pitching staff is faring well, but the team’s lineup is…not. After a 3-1 loss to the Padres Wednesday, the Giants’ .264 team on-base percentage is the worst in all of baseball.Ev …last_img read more

Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed lives

first_imgThe 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has helped a number of football-related community development organisations improve the lives of children across South Africa. They are taught everything from life skills to preventing HIV/Aids. (Image: Football Foundation of South Africa) 3 March 2014The 2010 football World Cup in South Africa may be a distant memory, but its legacy lives on through the Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust. In the first allocation of funds, 14 organisations got some financial assistance. This has had a huge impact on the lives of some of the country’s poorest children.Read more on Media Club South Africa: Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed liveslast_img read more

Facebook Makes Big New Move to Capture More User Data

first_imgTags:#Data Services#Identity#news#web More Data for FacebookFacebook is gobbling up user data left and right, that’s the price for the power, convenience and security the company’s identity services offer. Facebook said earlier this month that ten thousand sites are adding Facebook Connect every day. Peter Kafka reports today at All Things D that Facebook execs at the highest levels are out visiting major media companies like Time Warner and Verizon, trying to convince them to institute Facebook as the user registration and login system across their properties, too.This new service will undoubtedly make Facebook the defacto registration service for countless more websites. Even people who don’t have Facebook accounts will be able to register for websites using this tool – and perform that registration through Facebook.What does all this mean? It almost feels futile to argue against the growth of Facebook as identity provider across the web. The company is just so good at powering this important feature. Individual websites don’t want to mess around with it.But with great power, comes great responsibility. Right? Facebook is already the world’s greatest living census, filled with data about our lives, interests, social connections and activities. Imagine that data being made available for analysis – what an incredible opportunity for social self-awareness it would provide. Imagine that data cross-referenced with other data sets; each new permutation might shed new light on an opportunity for economic growth, on a social injustice that needs to be remedied or on something simply good for us to know about ourselves.I’ve been calling for that to happen for years – right up to the point of a one on one conversation about the importance of aggregate user data analysis with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters.My favorite example of how aggregate data can change the world: it was when US census data and bank mortgage loan data were first made available for computer analysis that a historical pattern of discriminatory lending keeping families of color out of key neighborhoods in major US cities was discovered. Real estate red-lining, as it is called, was illuminated by aggregate data analysis. Comparable issues are sure to be hidden in the huge trove of data about how we live our lives on Facebook.Now more voices are calling for the same thing. In this month alone so far, writers at Slate, The Atlantic and Forbes all called on Facebook to open up its data to outside researchers. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Facebook today unveiled an incredibly simple new service that will allow any website owner to hand over user registration for their site to Facebook, undoubtedly something countless independent sites have considered since seeing the disaster that resulted from the hacking of Gawker’s user account info earlier this month.The new tool, called simply Registration Tool, is both simpler and more powerful than Facebook Connect. It works as a pre-populated iFrame for logged-in Facebook users, allows site owners to ask for fields of information not offered by Facebook and can be used to register people who do not have Facebook accounts. All under the watchful eye of Facebook, a company that leads the world in online identity and specializes in user data security. It’s a very smart move, but raises questions about the company’s growing power.Web development thought leader Jeff Atwood articulated what’s becoming an increasingly common sentiment in a recent blog post called The Dirty Truth About Web Passwords:I’m not here to criticize Gawker. On the contrary, I’d like to thank them for illustrating in broad, bold relief the dirty truth about website passwords: we’re all better off without them. If you’d like to see a future web free of Gawker style password compromises — stop trusting every random internet site with a unique username and password! Demand that they allow you to use your internet driver’s license — that is, your existing Twitter, Facebook, Google, or OpenID credentials — to log into their website.That’s exactly what the new Facebook Registration tool will make it easy for websites to do. In some cases, with a single line of code. marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Cliff Kuang, designer and contributor to Fast Company, Wired and more, wrote yesterday about Facebook’s new graph of user friend connections around the world and year-end list of trending topics: “But what really boggles the mind is why Facebook isn’t doing more work like this with its data, or least letting a select few use it — the company possesses the greatest catalog of human life ever created. It’s no wonder that social scientists dream of getting just a fraction of that data, to study everything from how social connections are related to job markets, to disease transmission across city borders. After all, Facebook users are the ones who’ve provided this data. Shouldn’t we be getting more out of it than the Top Status Trends of the Year?”Web 2.0 grandaddy Tim O’Reilly agreed on Twitter, saying, “He’s right. Facebook should do more with this data.”Facebook should do more with this data, especially if it’s going to insist on gobbling up more and more of it all over the web. That’s the least it could do to share some of the wealth, our data wealth, that it’s compiling. Otherwise it will be hard to think of the company as something other than a big hungry monster. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Virat Kohli shatters another record

first_imgVirat Kohli’s hunger for runs and records remains undiminished as the Indian captain once again led from the front to power India to a dominant position against England in the second Test in Vizag. Continuing with his scoring spree, Kohli, who is playing in his 50th Test, slammed 81 off 109 balls as the hosts set an imposing target for England on day four. Though Kohli missed out on his second century of the match, his 248 runs are the most by an Indian captain in a Test match against England – eclipsing former skipper Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s 216. (Vizag Test: Ashwin, Jadeja late strikes breach England’s resistance) The 28-year-old Kohli, who hit 167 in the first innings, hit eight boundaries en route to his knock and looked in no trouble on a surface which has tested all other batsmen with the turn and variable bounce on offer. After opting not to enforce the follow on, India lost three quick wickets on day three but Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane combined in a strong stand of 77. Rahane was out on 26 when he surrendered to Stuart Broad’s leg-cutter and, surprised by the extra bounce, gloved it to Alastair Cook at slip. The lanky seamer then got Ravichandran Ashwin caught behind to peg back India before Rashid took over. The 28-year-old spinner trapped Wriddhiman Saha leg before and then struck a body blow, inducing Kohli into a wild drive only for the edge to fly to slip where an airborne Ben Stokes took a stunning one-handed catch. (Captaincy has brought the best out of ‘run-machine’ Virat Kohli) India were eventually bowled out for 204, setting England a daunting 405-run target. Alastair Cook led England’s dogged resistance with a diligent fifty before falling to the final delivery of the day. Cook was out leg before wicket to Ravindra Jadeja for 54, while Haseeb Hameed was dismissed for 25 to Ashwin. England were 87/2 in their second innings at stumps, still needing 318 runs for an improbable victory on a track offering significant turn and uneven bounce.advertisementlast_img read more

3rd Test: Duanne Olivier shines as South Africa beat Pakistan to sweep series

first_img Reuters JohannesburgJanuary 14, 2019UPDATED: January 14, 2019 17:03 IST Duanne Olivier finished with 24 wickets from the series (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDuanne Olivier took 3/74 while Kagiso Rabada finished with figures of 3/75South Africa had won the first two tests by six and nine wickets respectivelySA and Pakistan will play a five-match ODI series beginning Saturday in Port ElizabethFiery fast bowler Duanne Olivier took key early wickets as South Africa wrapped up a clean sweep of their series against Pakistan with victory by 107 runs on the fourth day of the third and final Test on Monday.Pakistan resumed their second innings needing a further 228 for victory with seven wickets in hand, but their chances faded when Olivier removed the dangerous Babar Azam (21) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (0) in consecutive balls.The home side chipped away at the wickets to bowl the visitors out for 273, with Olivier (3-74) and Kagiso Rabada (3-75) the pick of a hostile South African attack that has been key to the team’s success.The teams begin a five-match one-day international series on Saturday with the first game in Port Elizabeth. They will also play three Twenty20 matches.”I’m extremely proud, a 3-0 series win is just what we asked the guys for,” stand-in South Africa captain Dean Elgar said at the post-match presentation.”It’s a good way to start the year, we have set our goals and are halfway there with one more Test series against Sri Lanka to come.””Our fast bowlers know what they want to do, which makes your life easier as a captain. They have worked out their game-plans and know how to execute,” he added.Run out and it’s all over at the Bull Ring! Pakistan are all out for 273, congratulations South Africa on the 107-run victory and the series white wash! You BEAUTIES!#ProteaFire #SAvPAK South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 14, 2019Olivier was asked to open the bowling on the fourth morning and took his wicket tally in the series to 24 with two quick scalps.The pace and bounce proved too much for Azam, who could only fend a vicious delivery to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.Pakistan’s in-form captain Sarfraz was bowled the very next ball, a double-strike that appeared to take the fight out of the visitors.Faheem Ashraf (15) and Mohammad Amir (4) both steered Rabada deliveries to Aiden Markram at gulley, while Hasan Ali (22) became the latter’s third victim when he was caught and bowled.Shadab Khan (47 not out) was impressive as he took the attack to the South Africans with some excellent stroke-play, but was denied a fourth Test half-century when number 11 Mohammad Abbas (9) was run-out trying to pinch a quick single.Olivier’s tally over the three games, the second highest by a South African in a three-match series, is just one behind record-holder Buck Llewellyn, who took 25 wickets against Australia in 1902.Standing ovation to the Man of the Series @Duanne992! Take a bow, you biscuit!#ProteaFire #SAvPAK South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 14, 2019″We were in a nice position after the first day (having bowled South Africa out for 262), but could not capitalise on that with our batting,” Sarfraz said.”Their bowlers played really well and are very difficult on these wickets. Well done to them.”Shan Masood played really well (with the bat) and Babar showed his class. Shan and Babar were the positives (from the series).”South Africa won the first two Tests by six and nine wickets respectively, their seam attack leading the charge to victory on wickets that Pakistan’s vulnerable batting line-up found too spicy for their liking.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow 3rd TestFollow Duanne OlivierFollow South Africa vs PakistanFollow South AfricaFollow PakistanFollow Series whitewash 3rd Test: Duanne Olivier shines as South Africa beat Pakistan to sweep seriesDuanne Olivier, made early inroads in the Pakistan batting line-up as the visitors collapsed to lose the third Test by 107 runs, finishing with 24 wickets from the seriesadvertisementlast_img read more