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10 months ago​Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I made my impression in preseason

first_img​Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I made my impression in preseasonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMatteo Guendouzi admits that he took the chances that were given to him in preseason.The youngster arrived from Lorient in the summer, but no one expected that he would make an instant impact on the first team.The 19-year-old has been a key member of the midfield under new boss Unai Emery.And he is happy that he has settled in so quickly.He said in an interview with Sky Sports: “Although it doesn’t feel like I had time to adapt, I did. “The key was when we went on pre-season to Singapore we played friendly matches and I was able to show my qualities to the staff and my team-mates, that time was really precious because when we came back here it was much easier to adapt to the team and the staff.”Everybody has helped me to integrate and be part of the club and for me to play without pressure, which I love to do. Because I started and played well from the beginning that helped me and my confidence for the games that followed.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

5-Star C Diamond Stone, Who Got Bashed By Wisconsin Fans For Picking Maryland, Seems Pretty Happy Right Now

first_imgIn late March, five-star center Diamond Stone (Milwaukee, Wisc.) committed to Maryland over home-state program Wisconsin. This, obviously, did not please Badgers’ fans. Stone took a beating from various UW faithful on Twitter, message boards, etc. Wisconsin lost to Duke, 68-63, in the national championship game Monday night. This seems to please the future Terrapins’ big man.  — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015I LOVE — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015They Do A lot Of Talking…— All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015Stone will get his chance to quiet the Wisconsin fans next season. Maryland is expected to be a top-five team in 2015-16.last_img read more

Business Climate Conducive to Investment

first_imgStory Highlights Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter, says that while challenges remain, the business climate in Jamaica is conducive to attracting increased private sector investment.“We need all our entrepreneurs to see it, understand it, and believe it. We need for them to believe it will last and to also have the faith to start investing or to invest even more,” Mr. Wynter said.He was addressing journalists and members of the business community during a media briefing held at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel, Montego Bay, on May 19.He also encouraged the private sector, notably those engaged in tourism, exports and competitive import substitution, to “create more jobs and more sustainable growth.”Mr. Wynter said he fully expects the Montego Bay business community to grasp and appreciate the moment, considering that the city, once the poorest part of the island, was built on faith.He cited successful risk takers such as Jamaican hotelier, Gordon “Butch” Stewart and Entrepreneur, Tony Hart, who was responsible for starting the Montego Freeport industrial hub in 1967.“When American Oscar Hammerstein wrote the famous words…for the iconic musical, the Sound of Music in 1959, he was staying at his Jamaican property Highland House, right here in Montego Bay. Now, in 2017, the hills are reverberating with the rhythms of economic possibilities, because Jamaica is no longer a long shot; it is now the smart money,” Mr. Wynter stated.In the 2016 Doing Business Report of the World Bank, Jamaica was named among the 10 most improved economies for doing business in the world.The country’s ranking moved from 71st to 64th in the world, placing Jamaica as first in the Caribbean in respect of the ease of doing business, and sixth in Latin America and the Caribbean. He cited successful risk takers such as Jamaican hotelier, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and Entrepreneur, Tony Hart, who was responsible for starting the Montego Freeport industrial hub in 1967. Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Brian Wynter, says that while challenges remain, the business climate in Jamaica is conducive to attracting increased private sector investment. “We need all our entrepreneurs to see it, understand it, and believe it. We need for them to believe it will last and to also have the faith to start investing or to invest even more,” Mr. Wynter said.last_img read more

AUDITIONS for A 12Week Theatre Conservatory

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement APPLY ONLINE – www.improvyouracting.com/theatreconservatory Login/Register With: Improv Your Acting is currently seeking 12 strong, dedicated actors to join our 12-Week Theatre Conservatory: an ongoing intensive exploration for the commited, hard-working actor. Explore classical and contemporary Theatre through rigorous scene-study, challenging Meisner technique, foundational voice work and organic improv. The Conservatory will push you out of your comfort zone and into the danger zone as you build a solid core, discipline and skillset as an actor. You will then perform a showcase for industry guests! “The IYA Conservatory gave me exactly what I was looking for – a home to build my craft, a supportive community for the journey and the confidence to continue to do so. It really has been life changing in lighting sparks of inspiration and while I am sad for it to come to an end, I know IYA has given me a platform for a beautiful beginning.” – Emma Strong, Conservatory Graduate  Twitterlast_img read more

KEANU REEVES REVEALS WINONA RYDER REFERS TO HIM AS HUSBAND

first_imgKeanu Reeves and Winona Ryder (Getty) “We actually got married in ‘Dracula’. No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life,” Ryder told both Reeves and EW. “In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she explained. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.” Advertisement Advertisement There may be no better example of art imitating life.Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves star in the romantic comedy “Destination Wedding”, but this is not the first time the two have depicted love on screen.The “Stranger Things” actress and Canadian “The Matrix” star played opposite each other in 1992’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”. Reflecting on their past work together, Ryder made a shocking and somewhat hilarious revelation. Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Ancelotti hails Atalantas performance

first_imgNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti concedes that Atalanta forced them to change their gameplay to a defensive approach in a keenly contested 2-1 win.Fabian Ruiz put them in front within 76 seconds, cancelled out after the restart by Duvan Zapata, but Arkadiusz Milik came off the bench to score the winner late on.“We knew Atalanta play very dynamic and aggressive football, so it was tough. We played a slightly different game than we had expected, as we took the lead so early and allowed Atalanta to come forward. They pushed hard and deserved the equaliser, but then a different match opened up.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini 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.“Probably the energy they spent to get back into it left them fatigued and we had more left in the tank to win,” the Coach told Football Italia.“I love attacking football, but it’s not as if I dislike defending! We attack when we need to and defend when we need to. It wasn’t something we were accustomed to, defending so much here, but Atalanta pushed us into that attitude with their pressure.“Everyone wants champagne football, but there are the opponents to deal with too and this performance was a show of maturity. I also want to point out the atmosphere was wonderful, it was a festival of sport for everyone and the Atalanta fans sent a wonderful signal as to what games should be like, both on and off the field.”last_img read more

Nintendo Switch sales hit nearly 37 million but companys profits are down

first_img Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Nintendo Switch sold 36.87 million units by the end of June. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Even though the Nintendo Switch hit 36.87 million units sold by the end of June, Nintendo on Tuesday reported a 10% decline in its quarterly profits. Despite revenue of 172 billion yen ($1.6 billion), the Japanese company said “foreign exchange losses of 12 billion yen and other factors” resulted in 16.6 billion yen profit for the quarter.In the same quarter last year, Nintendo’s operating profit was 30.5 billion yen, and its revenue was 168 billion yen, so its profit fell 45.7% year over year. See It Now playing: Watch this: However, strong Switch sales (2.1 million for the quarter) are bringing that device closer to the SNES, which sold 49.1 million in total, and Super Mario Maker 2 managed to sell 2.42 million copies in three days — it came out June 28.Nintendo’s aiming to sell 18 million Switches for the year ending March 2020, with the cheaper Switch Lite revision coming out Sept. 20. It’s no doubt hoping big releases like Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Pokemon Sword and Shield will bolster sales. Walmart See it Share your voice Post a comment 29 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 Amazon $299 Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) $299 See It News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? $289 Nintendo Switch Lite first impressions Nintendo Switch $299 8:34 Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Nintendo Consoles Gaming The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch 0 Tags Best Buy See Itlast_img read more

Cabinet ratifies deal on forming Intl Solar Alliance

first_imgThe cabinet on Monday ratified an agreement under which Bangladesh became a member of 121 solar-resource-rich nations for research, low-cost financing and rapid deployment of clean energy.The decision was taken at a regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Prime Minister’s Office with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.Briefing reporters after the meeting at the secretariat, Cabinet Division secretary (Coordination and Reforms) NM Ziaul Alam said the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was launched at the UN climate change conference in Paris on 30 November 2015 by Indian prime minister Narendera Modi and then French president Francois Hollande.Following that, he said, Bangladesh signed the agreement on the sidelines of the COP22 Conference in Morocco. “Today, the ‘Framework Agreement on the Establishment of the International Solar Alliance’ has been ratified.”Highlighting some salient features of the deal, Ziaul Alam said the alliance will take steps to remove the obstacles and problems in boosting the solar power of the solar-resource-rich member countries alongside taking integrated efforts for financing solar power projects, conducting research, ensuring necessary development and boosting capacity.”Besides, various programmes and proposals of the ISA will be adopted through discussions,” he added.The Cabinet Division secretary said there will be an assembly and one secretariat under the ISA, while the member states will be the member of the assembly and decision will be taken in the assembly through votes.”The ISA secretariat will execute the assembly decisions,” Ziaul Alam added.He also said India will act as the depositor of the Alliance while any member state can withdraw its membership after giving a three-month notice.The ISA aims to channel $300 billion in 10 years to promote renewable energy projects under a global mega fund for clean energy.The cabinet meeting, however, directed the Internal Resources Division (IRD) to resubmit the draft of ‘The Income Tax Bill, 2017’ after reviewing the draft law in details.last_img read more

Longhidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel

first_imgDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice on 13 July in Washington. Photo: APOn the morning of 19 March, 2016, Den Katenberg ran a little test with big stakes.The previous week, Katenberg’s hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign’s email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn-based staff to panic, enter their passwords and open their digital lives to Russia’s intelligence services.But the going was tough. Even when Clinton staffers clicked the malicious links Katenberg crafted, two-factor authentication – a second, failsafe password test – still kept him out of their accounts.After a day of testing on 18 March, he took a different tack, striking the Clinton’s campaign staff at their personal – and generally less secure – Gmail addresses. At 10:30 the next morning he carried out one last experiment, targeting himself at his own Gmail address to make sure his messages weren’t being blocked.An hour later he sent out a barrage of new malicious messages to more than 70 people, including one to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. By the end of the day, he’d won access to one of the most important inboxes in American politics.On Friday, the US special counsel said Katenberg was an alias used by Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist with Unit 26165 of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, often abbreviated GRU.Katenberg, who did not return multiple messages seeking comment, has been in The Associated Press’ sights ever since his email was identified among a massive hacker hit list handed to the news agency by Secureworks last year.It was that 19,000-line database that allowed the AP to reconstruct Katenberg’s digital movements, logging every malicious link he and his colleagues created between March 2015 and May 2016.The data show that the malicious emails came in waves, some 20 or 30 of them at a time, aimed at diplomats, journalists, defence contractors and other Russian intelligence targets across the world. Between the waves, sometimes only an hour or a few minutes before a major campaign, the hackers sent test emails to their own accounts to make sure they could still dodge Google’s spam filters.Katenberg’s GRU hacking group, widely nicknamed “Fancy Bear,” was locked in an arms race with the email giant. Every few months, Google would cotton on to the group’s tactics and begin blocking its messages. The Secureworks list, along with more than 100 other phishing emails recovered from spying victims, showed how the GRU would respond by firing up a new batch of malicious websites, moving on to a new link shortening service, or trying a new brand of phishing message meant to lure its recipients into giving up their credentials.”Someone has your password,” was one particularly dire-sounding message sent by the GRU to a DNC staffer on 25 March, 2016. Some messages played on their targets’ fears of being hacked. One offered Gmail users a malicious “Anti-Phishing Guard App” to protect themselves from cybercriminals. Another particularly twisted message warned a Russian journalist that “Government-backed attackers may be trying to steal your password” – before directing him to a booby-trapped link.But as good as the hackers were at extracting passwords from their victims, they also made mistakes.For example, the Gmail address the GRU used to test-drive its phishing messages on 19 March, 2016, was also used to register a Den Katenberg Twitter account , according to Twitter’s “Find friends” feature. The AP also found a Facebook page using the same name and picture, although it’s by no means clear that the accounts’ black-and-white photograph of a young man in a dark sweater really belongs to Lukashev.Both social media pages appeared dormant, but Lukashev and his colleagues may not be resting easy. Katenberg’s Facebook profile vanished within minutes of the publication of this article. Across the internet, journalists were picking up traces of the once-anonymous hackers’ digital trail, like the document posted to the website of a Moscow secondary school that identified Viktor Netyshko as the head of Unit 26165 – just as the US indictment alleged.For years men like Netyshko and Lukashev are alleged to have hunted America’s secrets.Now the world’s media is after theirs.last_img read more

Internet addiction may weaken your immune system

first_imgSpending too much time online can damage your immune function, warns a new study. People with greater levels of internet addiction problems are 30 per cent more likely to catch colds and flu than those who are less addicted to the internet, the findings showed.“Those who spend a long time on the internet experience reduced immune function as a result of simply not having enough contact with others and their germs,” explained one of the researchers Phil Reed, professor at Swansea University in Wales, Britain. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“We found that the impact of the internet on people’s health was independent of a range of other factors, like depression, sleep deprivation and loneliness, which are associated with high levels of internet use and also with poor health,” Reed noted in a statement released by Swansea University.The study also suggested that those who are addicted to the internet may suffer stress when they are disconnected from the net, and this cycle of stress and relief associated with internet addiction may lead to altered levels of cortisol – a hormone that impacts immune function.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixResearchers evaluated 500 people aged  between 18 to 101 years old. Those who reported problems with over-using the internet also reported having more cold and flu symptoms than those people who did not report excessive use of the internet. Previous research has shown that people who spend more time on the internet experience greater sleep deprivation, have worse eating habits and less healthy diets, engage in less exercise, and also tend to smoke and drink alcohol more.  These behaviours too can harm their immune system and increase vulnerability to diseases.last_img read more

Belgian cable operator Telenet has named Birgit Co

first_imgBelgian cable operator Telenet has named Birgit Conix as chief financial officer, reporting to CEO John Porter. Conix is currently regional head of finance for Heineken’s western European organisation at its Amsterdam headquarters.Porter said: “We are delighted to have found a highly qualified and experienced CFO and seasoned executive. Birgit’s strategic vision and her strong leadership skills make her the ideal candidate to head our finance department going forward. She is a collaborative and engaging leader. I am looking forward to working with Birgit to continue to ensure Telenet’s future.”last_img read more

To have Rebecca Testi coming to the Fashion Fest

first_img“To have Rebecca Testi coming to the Fashion Fest is a great endorsement of our event and a huge attraction for those coming along.”Tracy Gillespie from Bejewelled At Soul has secured Rebecca for the festival, are also delighted to have the exclusive jewellery brand on board.She said: “This is fantastic news for the local fashion industry and we are delighted that Rebecca herself is coming along to the event. “The Rebecca brand is absolutely huge, in addition to their own brand they also produce high quality lines for designer brands such as Gucci & Louis Vuitton. “So you can understand our excitement when Rebecca Testi herself decided she would love to come visit our store! “Not only does Rebecca Testi head the marketing department for the company she is a big deal in the world of Italian social media.“Earlier this year we had the pleasure of visiting Rebecca head office, this is a massive company but has a strong family business ethos, keeping it local, quality produce and high fashion. “Rebecca mentioned she would love to come visit us in the North West but never did we think it would happen. “Less than a month later she had the flights booked! “Rebecca has attended exclusive events all over the world but Rebecca and her team are so excited to attend The Fashion Fest in Derry and we as a company are only too delighted to have someone of such prestige visiting us here in the beautiful North West.”She added that following the fashion fest event, Bejeweled At Soul will be hosting a customer event from 3-6pm which is invite only and customers interested in coming along to meet Rebecca can express an interest by contacting 028 71 886341 or https://m.facebook.com/bejeweledatsoulTickets for Fashion Fest taking place at the Guildhall on 13 October at 8pm are selling fast. Priced at £15, the tickets include complimentary refreshments on arrival and a fab goody bag. The event will be jointly co-hosted by Stephen Clements (QRadio) and Dylan Llewellyn of Derry Girls fame and will showcase the best of emerging and established designers including an exclusive finale featuring London designer Kate Halfpenny.For more info visit www.derrystrabane.com/fashionfest #fashionfestderryItalian jewellery ace “Rebecca” to attend Derry Fashion Fest was last modified: October 6th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: THE organisers of Derry’s Fashion Fest received a major coup this week with news that a VIP from one of the biggest internationally renowned jewellery brands will attend this year’s event later this month.Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Business team, who organise the annual Fashion Fest event that is scheduled to take place on Saturday 13 October, are delighted that Rebecca Testi, the marketing executive of Italian international brand, Rebecca, will be part of this year’s festivalRebecca jewellery is renowned worldwide for its high end, trend setting fashion jewellery and news that the company owner is travelling to Derry to be part of the festival is expected to create a real buzz among local fashionistas. Rebecca Testi’s visit to Derry coincides with the launch of the new Rebecca department that is being launched at Bejeweled At Soul at an exclusive blogger brunch scheduled for Sunday 14th October.Welcoming the announcement, Danielle McNally from Derry City and Strabane District Council said having a brand of the calibre of Rebecca attending the Fashion Fest is hugely significant and a real coup for the event.She said: “Rebecca is a really well known and highly prestigious jewellery brand that has taken every market by storm since its inception. It was established by designer, Alessandro Testi who named it after his daughter “Rebecca”. “The range is 100% created in Italy, with a mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology in their head office in Florence, in the heart of Tuscany and remains a true family business to this day. ShareTweet Derry and Strabane CouncilDerry Fashion FestGuildhallItalian jewellery ace “Rebecca” to attend Derry Fashion FestRebecca jewelleryRebecca Testilast_img read more