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Player wants to join Spurs – Tottenham ‘betrothed’ for summer wedding,…

Posted in jnroxoco on September 18th, 2020

first_imgIt’s claimed that during the January transfer window, Perisic’s preference was actually to move to Tottenham ahead of Arsenal, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side didn’t really push with their effort and that’s why it wasn’t the headline story.Things are predicted to be different for the summer, with Perisic ‘betrothed’ to Spurs for what is described as a summer wedding. The bells will ring and the Croatian find himself married to the London club.He has a desire to play in the Premier League, and Tottenham is surprisingly the club now at the forefront.A transfer is likely to be at a lower price than previously reported and there’s a chance for Inter Milan to get a Tottenham player in the deal, with both Moussa Sissoko and Serge Aurier named as possibilities.Pochettino signing a 30 year old, who would arrive as a big signing on matching wages, doesn’t sound like something Tottenham would normally do… but Tuttosport are adamant, and if players can be used in the deal that may make what initially seems unlikely more possible. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Tuttosport throw a curveball into Ivan Perisic’s situation on Tuesday by reporting the player looks set to sign for Tottenham in the summer window, if everything falls into place.last_img read more

World’s second racket Halepa will also release ‘US Open’

Posted in jnroxoco on September 16th, 2020

first_imgSecond-ranked Romanian tennis player Simon Halep has joined the list of tennis stars who will release the US Open due to a coronavirus, the tennis player announced on his Twitter account on Monday. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Halepa joins a number of top players to release Flushing Meadows, where the next Grand Slam will start on August 31st.“After considering all the factors and considering the extraordinary circumstances in which we live, I have decided not to go to New York to play the US Open,” wrapped up “current Wimbledon champion Halepa on Monday.“I have always said that I will base my decision on health considerations, which is why I prefer to stay and train in Europe,” she explains. “I know that the US Tennis Association (USTA) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) have worked tirelessly to hold a safe event, and I wish everyone there a successful tournament.”The current winner of the US Open Championship, Bianka Andresco from Canada, will not play either, joining the Spanish winner of the 2019 tournament, Rafael Nadal.Apart from them, this year’s US Open will not be attended by world-leading Australian Ashley Barthy, fifth-placed Ukrainian Yelina Switolina, seventh-ranked Dutchman Kiki Bertens, eighth-ranked Belinda Benchic from Switzerland, whose Andres won last year in the semi-finals, and the 2004 tournament Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia. American Serena Williams, who wants to win the title of her 24th career “Grand Slam” to catch the top Australian Margaret Cort, will go to the courts just like Serbian Novak Djokovic, the number one first in the world.New York was one of the worst-hit U.S. cities in March and April, when the Covid-19 epidemic took over the United States. The temporary hospital was even set up on the indoor courts of the US Tennis Center.last_img read more

Johnson ends drought with career-best hundred as Jaguars chase win

Posted in jnroxoco on August 31st, 2020

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada,  CMC – Captain Leon Johnson ended a prolonged rut with his first domestic four-day hundred in nearly 2-½ years to pass 6 000 first class runs while all-rounder Chris Barnwell smashed the second century of his career, as Guyana Jaguars claimed the advantage on day three of their fifth round match against Windward Islands Volcanoes yesterday. Resuming the day at the National Stadium here on 65 with his side well placed on 145 for three in response to the hosts first innings of 318, the left-handed Johnson stroked a magnificent unbeaten 189 to fire Jaguars to 426 all out.Guyana Jaguars skipper Leon Johnson.Not to be left out, Barnwell gathered a scintillating 107 after resuming from his overnight 28, posting his first century in five years.Together, Johnson and Barnwell masterminded a 170-run fourth wicket stand which put Jaguars in control of the contest and eventually handed them a first innings lead of 108 runs overall. In their second turn at the crease, Volcanoes lost Roland Cato for two with the score on 10 in the sixth over, lbw to left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer hitting across the line, to finish the day on 46 for one.Veteran opener Devon Smith was unbeaten on 16 and partnered by captain Kavem Hodge on 17, the pair having so far put on 36 for the second wicket.Much will depend on the pair heading into today’s final day especially with Volcanoes still trailing by 62 runs. The day belonged to Johnson, however. With a mere 77 runs in his last six innings and a single half-century this season, the 32-year-old relieved the pressure with a high quality innings to surpass his previous career best of 165.He counted 20 fours in a knock requiring 357 deliveries and spanning just over 7-½ hours.Barnwell, meanwhile, proved the ideal counter, lashing 11 fours and four sixes off 117 deliveries in just over 2-¼ hours. Hodge eventually broke the stand with his left-arm spin, claiming Barnwell lbw, but Johnson combined in a damaging 82-run, sixth wicket partnership with wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble who lashed an up tempo 47 off 62 balls with four fours and two sixes, as Jaguars raced towards the 400-run mark.Even after Bramble became one of left-arm pacer Preston McSween’s five wickets, Johnson continued to punish Volcanoes in a 40-run, ninth wicket stand with Nial Smith (11).last_img read more

Tillman officially named Game 1 starter of ALDS

Posted in jnroxoco on August 30th, 2020

first_imgIn what was hardly a surprise considering his status as the staff ace, Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman has been named Game 1 starter of the American League Division Series that will begin next week.Manager Buck Showalter confirmed the news with reporters in New York prior to Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, but he had hinted last weekend that Tillman would pitch the series opener when he indicated the right-hander would pitch on an extra day of rest in each of his next two starts, pushing him to Oct. 2 when the ALDS is scheduled to begin.Tillman has eclipsed the 200-inning mark for the second straight year and currently owns a streak of 20 consecutive starts in which he’s allowed three or fewer earned runs, tied with Steve Barber for the second-longest streak in franchise history. The 26-year-old is 13-5 with a 3.26 ERA in 33 starts this season and will be making his postseason debut after he did not appear in the 2012 playoffs.Showalter will wait to name the rest of his starting rotation until the Orioles’ ALDS opponent is determined. Baltimore is currently slated to play the Detroit Tigers as they held a one-game lead over the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central entering Tuesday. However, the Orioles are still pursuing the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage as they trail the Los Angeles Angels by 2 1/2 games going into Tuesday.The order has yet to be determined, but most expect Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, and Bud Norris to make up the rest of the ALDS rotation with Kevin Gausman moving to a relief role.last_img read more

New, stronger FDA warning for Essure birth control implant

Posted in jnroxoco on August 13th, 2020

first_imgWASHINGTON | Federal health regulators plan to warn consumers more strongly about Essure, a contraceptive implant that has drawn thousands of complaints from women reporting chronic pain, bleeding and other health problems.The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday it would add a boxed warning — its most serious type — to alert doctors and patients to problems reported with the nickel-titanium implant.But the FDA stopped short of removing the device from the market, a step favored by many women who have petitioned the agency in the last year. Instead, the agency is requiring manufacturer Bayer to conduct studies of the device to further assess its risks in different groups of women.FILE – This Wednesday, May 13, 2015, file photo, shows the North American headquarters of Bayer Healthcare in Whippany, N.J. The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, it plans to warn consumers more strongly about Essure, a contraceptive implant that drew thousands of complaints from women reporting chronic pain, bleeding and other health problems. The FDA is requiring manufacturer Bayer to conduct studies of the device to further assess its risks in different groups of women. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)“More rigorous research is needed to better understand if certain women are at heightened risk of complications,” said Dr. William Maisel, chief scientist for the FDA’s device center.The agency said in a statement that Essure is an “appropriate option for the majority of women,” but that “some women may be at risk for serious complications,” especially if the device shifts out of position and punctures the uterus or other organs.Essure has been sold for more than a decade and is frequently pitched to women as the only non-surgical option for permanent birth control. It consists of two nickel-titanium coils inserted into the fallopian tubes, where they spur growth of scar tissue and block sperm from fertilizing a woman’s eggs. Bayer estimates 750,000 women have received the device since 2002.But the FDA has received thousands of reports of problems with the device from women and doctors. While the product’s existing label warns about pelvic pain and bleeding immediately after the procedure, many women said these problems persisted and were so severe they required surgery to remove the device.The FDA is requiring Bayer to conduct a study of 2,000 patients comparing problems like unplanned pregnancy and pelvic pain between patients getting Essure and those receiving traditional “tube tying” surgery. Agency officials said they have reviewed more than 600 reports of women becoming pregnant after receiving Essure. Women are supposed to get a test after three months to make sure Essure is working appropriately, but the agency noted some women do not follow-up for the test.FDA officials acknowledged the proposed study would take years to complete, but said Bayer would be expected to submit interim results by mid-2017.The proposed warning label will also take time. The FDA is seeking public input for 60 days on the language for the warning and another proposed “check-list” that doctors would use to make sure patients understand the device’s risks.“We strongly support a black box warning, but it needs to be a very strong one,” said Diana Zuckerman of the National Center for Health Research.In September, dozens of women urged the agency to recall the device at a public meeting on problems reported with Essure. In recent months they have been joined by members of Congress, including Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D- Connecticut, who said in a statement she would monitor the FDA’s follow-up on Essure.“The FDA cannot continue to drag its feet on medical device safety when women are suffering,” DeLauro said in a statement after the FDA’s plan was announced.Essure’s warning label previously noted that the device’s nickel can result in allergic reactions, such as itching and hives.But many women have attributed more severe problems to the implant, including mood disorders, weight gain, hair loss and irregular bleeding. Many of those complaints have been shared through social media, including a Facebook page called Essure Problems, which has grown to over 27,000 members.“Essure is an important permanent birth control option with a positive benefit-risk profile,” Bayer said in a statement. The German conglomerate said it would continue to work closely with the FDA.last_img read more

Holmdel girls have built solid, winning x-c program

Posted in jnroxoco on May 31st, 2020

first_img Holmdel Before the first meet of the fall, Holmdel High School’s girls cross country team held a meeting to discuss the goals for the season. The Hornets placed fourth in last season’s NJSIAA Group II championship meet, barely missing a chance to compete in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions. This time around, they expect to be there.“We missed the Meet of Champions by one place. We want it this year,” head coach Kaci Redding said. “This is a group that any coach would want to have. That is what the program is about. The girls want to keep the tradition going.”The Holmdel cross country program is steadily improving, and the progress became evident last year when the team advanced deep into the state championship races and won the Central Jersey Group II state sectional title. With the program’s recent success, Redding is carefully selecting the team’s participants in each race. Holmdel’s goal is clear, and Redding wants to avoid wearing out the runners before the Monmouth County and Shore Conference championship meets.“We’re trying to be smart early on so we can be at our best at those meets. It is tough to stay rested with divisional meets on Tuesdays and races on Saturdays,” Redding said.Most of Holmdel’s top runners did not take part in last weekend’s Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational in Jackson. Holmdel freshmen and sophomores had the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the competitive meet.“I decided not to run some of our top girls. We have been racing a lot, and I wanted to give some of the older girls time to train,” said Redding, who is Holmdel’s head coach for the fifth season. “It gave some junior varsity runners a chance to run in the varsity race, and some freshmen were able to compete in the junior varsity race.” Sophomore Irene Garidas ran well in the varsity race, giving her more confidence going forward, Redding added. Freshman Gypsy Blue Cooper finished 14th overall in the junior varsity race and has consistently finished in the top seven this season.Those types of performances are not uncommon for the Hornets these days, despite having a young team with only four seniors. Holmdel’s depth, an attribute that gives the school a formidable junior varsity squad, has made the difference so far.“It is very telling when you have freshmen and sophomores in your top seven, and I think they will get better and better this season,” Redding said, adding that the upper classmen “helped build the program into what it is now.”Seniors Katie Little, Sara Mansuri, Alexa Grajo and Alyson Eng bring senior leadership to the cross country squad. Lennon Cooper, who won the Junior race at Thompson Park in Jamesburg with a time of 19:28 earlier this year, emerged last season as one of the best runners in the state last year. She qualified individually for the MOC by finishing eighth at the Group II state championship meet. She was 53rd at the MOC.“I’m really happy with where they are this early in the season. The competition is tough, but we have the talent to be the top team in the county. We’re definitely looking to be in the top three at the Monmouth County meet [Oct. 18 at Holmdel Park],” Redding said.As for the elusive Meet of Champions, Holmdel is confident that it can build on what it accomplished last season. Most of the same pieces are in place this fall, giving the Hornets little reason to doubt they will get their chance.“For the past few years, we have really built the program. Winning the state sectional two years in a row would be something special,” Redding said. BY MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent last_img read more

Vishnu Persaud victimised for being a professional

Posted in jnroxoco on January 14th, 2020

first_imgDear Editor,It is not surprising that Vishnu Persaud is now collateral damage of the APNU- managed GECOM, resulting in him being sidelined for a favoured, publicly-known APNU supporter as the new deputy CEO of GECOM.The Chairman of GECOM and its Government commissioners are making a mess of their responses to the appointment of the new DECO, leaving members of the public without any factual information. I wonder if this is by accident or design. However, it also points to the poor public relations emanating from the Commission, another position which was favoured by the new Chairman. The Commission’s public relations is weak, and more aspersions will be cast upon an organisation which is supposed to be impartial.But, in retrospect, the way in which the Chairman was appointed by Government is indicative of its ‘we don’t care’ position, and only the Government’s choices are considered. So this trend in which Vishnu Persaud is a victim began since the current Government took office, and has resulted in numerous sackings of professionals.Where are the Ethnic Relations Commission, the Human Rights Commission, the Indian Action Committee, etc; or even Freddie Kissoon — someone who always claims to stand against injustice and say it as it is without fear or favour. I therefore call on Mr. Kissoon’s pen and his knowledge of Guyana’s political history to let all Guyanese know where we are, and where we are heading as a nation politically.Editor, as a Guyanese, I am saddened at where my country is heading. From all the articles I read online and the newspapers, I can positively conclude that Vishnu Persaud is a professional at what he does, even though aspersions are being cast on his reputation by none other than the Chairman of GECOM and Commissioner Vincent Alexander, who did not object to his earlier appointment.It is clear now more than ever that this Government will continue to do as it pleases without a worry about transparency, and there will be complete disregard of what is best for Guyana and the interest of all our peoples. We all need to stand up and muzzle this monster of racial discrimination within the APNU government, and by extension GECOM.I deliberately omitted AFC, which is now a mere toothless poodle witnessing the onslaught of professional public servants.I urge all Guyanese to see beyond the politics and see ourselves as our brothers’ keepers, and focus on moving Guyana forward, rather than be subjected to racial and political profiling, which will keep Guyana labelled as a Third World country.With regards,Christine Cadogan(Mrs)last_img read more

BBCI hosts annual Christmas tree light up

Posted in jnroxoco on January 13th, 2020

first_imgThe BBCI Christmas tree all aglowThe Berbice Bridge Company Inc on Thursday hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting up and invited children from nearby communities, along with staff and their families.The BBCI commenced commercial operations on 24 December 2008, and started an internal Christmas tree lighting up from 2009 until 2012 with its employees only. However in 2013 the company hosted a grand Christmas tree lighting. The public was invited and toys were distributed. The company then decided to incorporate the grand Christmas tree lighting up in its calendar of activities.During this year’s lighting up Chief Executive Officer Omadat Samaroo gave a brief history of Christmas Tree lighting up which is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and Christmas is a widely observed holiday, celebrated on 25 December by billions of people around the world. Christmas is a time for giving and reaching out to family, friends, and others in need which is a priority for BBCI.He reminded that the Berbice River Bridge was commissioned on December 23, 2008, by the former President Bharrat Jagdeo. On that day all categories ofEmployees and special guests at the Christmas tree celebrationvehicles were allowed to transit the Bridge free of charge for 24 hours.He expressed gratitude to the attendees and extended best wishes for the Christmas Season.During the course of the event the children and invitees were given ice cream, a toy and a party bag. Three senior citizens from the Rosignol/D’ Edward area were given hampers. At the end of the official ceremony, everyone proceeded to the lawns where they witnessed the lighting up of the Christmas tree.In the past the company sponsored many events that benefited the communities both on the eastern and western ends of the Berbice River Bridge.For this year the company has so far received 83 public relation requests and managed to approve 70.last_img read more

Striking writers say they want a revolution

Posted in jnroxoco on December 29th, 2019
first_imgEight months ago, in a contemplative moment, Patric M. Verrone, president of the Writers Guild of America, west, sketched out what could have been a script for the collision that wrecked talks between Hollywood’s producers and striking writers on Friday. During an interview in his office here, Verrone described the looming negotiations with employers as a confrontation much grander than a simple fight over pay formulas. This battle would be about respect. Writers, he said, were looking to restore a sense of leverage and status that had been lost as ever-larger corporations took control of the entertainment business. He described Hollywood as teetering on the brink of a dark age, as far as creative types were concerned. “I think if they could do this business without us, they would, and so making our task as mechanical and simple and low-paying and unartistic as possible,” Verrone said. The solution, he added, was to squeeze the corporations that own the studios, in an effort to represent the legion of writers on reality and animated shows that the guild had not organized through sign-up drives. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“There are things we can ask for in bargaining that will allow you to reach up to the mother ship and then back down into the nonunion company,” he said. On Friday night, five weeks into a strike that now promises to drag on well into the new year, seriously complicating plans for this television season and the next and opening the door to a tube filled with reality shows and other substitutes, it suddenly became clear to all involved that Verrone and the other guild leaders were serious about their writers’ revolution. After days of haggling over complicated formulas for Internet pay, the latest round of talks blew up over the deeper issues that had been buried inside the writers’ contract proposals. Accusing guild leaders of pursuing “an ideological mission far removed from the interests of their members,” representatives of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expressed outrage over continuing demands of the writers that were not strictly related to pay. These include requests for jurisdiction over those who write for reality TV shows and animated movies; for oversight of the fair-market value of intracompany transactions that might affect writer pay; and the elimination of a no-strike clause that prevents guild members from honoring the picket lines of other unions once a contract is reached. The tone of shock in the producers’ statement seemed a bit artificial, as Verrone has for months laid out his plan to elevate the writers’ industry status. Yet their anger is genuine. Executives know that to concede the writers’ noneconomic demands would lead to a radical shift in industry power. Only a death wish, for instance, would prod companies to let one union walk out in support of another, particularly on the eve of negotiations with both the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild, whose contracts expire in June. “It’s kind of like saying `Oh, while we’re in the middle of this knife fight, I demand the right to have a gun next time,’ a comment on a screenwriters’ blog, The Artful Writer, said. Similarly, company negotiators know that to grant jurisdiction over workers not currently represented by the guild would bring them up against legal questions – can they impose union membership on a unit whose members have not signed up? And it would lead to a collision with other unions. That matter provoked a blast on Friday night. Thomas C. Short, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which already represents some reality and animation writers, compared the Writers Guild leadership to “a huge clown car that’s only missing the hats and horns.” As the strike drags on, it appears increasingly likely that the television business, which is more sensitive than the movie industry to short-term dislocations, may be in for some deep changes. One possibility is that networks will use the walkout as an opportunity to end their costly practice of presenting new programs to prospective advertisers in an elaborate spring road show known as the upfronts. Instead, they might opt for simple visits to the main advertising agencies. Networks could also use the strike to end a television development cycle that has them all chasing the same stars at the same time for fall programs that make their debuts en masse. Instead, they might develop new offerings throughout the year. More narrowly, Friday night’s breakdown marked the failure of an effort by the companies to reboot the talks as a more tightly focused negotiation, despite earlier bad blood. The companies’ strategy, more or less, had tried to close a gap on issues related to electronic delivery of movies and television shows, holding back a sweetened offer for Internet downloads as a closer that would be added at the last minute, giving Verrone something on which to claim victory. For that to work, however, Verrone and his colleagues would have had to abandon the quest for not just a bigger share, but a bigger place in the business. In a Sunday interview, Verrone said nothing was nonnegotiable. Union leaders, he said, were thinking “we were in a negotiation, where they would talk about these things.” And anyone who thought that they would simply surrender just was not listening.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Apple to intercede in Chinese defamation suit

Posted in jnroxoco on December 27th, 2019

first_imgSHANGHAI, China – Apple Computer Inc. said Wednesday it was working to resolve a dispute over alleged labor abuses by an iPod manufacturer in China. Hongfujin Precision Industry Co., a major exporter owned by a Taiwanese company, filed a defamation lawsuit against two journalists at the state-run newspaper China Business News over stories alleging that workers on iPod assembly lines worked under harsh conditions for low pay. The dispute highlights challenges big companies face in living up to their codes of conduct while outsourcing most of their production. It also reflects the pressures Chinese journalists confront in doing their jobs. According to local media reports, the Shenzhen Intermediate Court, in the southern export hub of Shenzhen, accepted the case on July 10 and froze the personal assets of the two journalists, Wang You and editor Weng Bao, of the Shanghai-based paper. Court officials in Shenzhen refused comment Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesChinese media and a journalists’ advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders, have criticized the move and urged Apple, which has vowed to ensure fair treatment of workers at its suppliers, to intercede. “Apple is working behind the scenes to help resolve this issue,” an Apple spokesman, Jill Tan, said Wednesday. She could not comment further. Apple’s iconic iPod players are made outside the United States, mainly in China. The Cupertino-based company has sold more than 50 million iPods since the product debuted in 2001. Reporters Without Borders sent an open letter to Apple’s chief executive, Steve Jobs, urging him to persuade Hongfujin’s parent company, Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, to drop its case against the journalists. “We believe that all Wang and Weng did was to report the facts and we condemn Foxconn’s reaction,” said the letter, signed by Robert Menard, secretary-general of the group. Foxconn has denied the allegations of labor abuses, although Apple issued a report earlier this month acknowledging some violations of its corporate code of conduct. Staff who answered the phone at Hongfujin’s office Wednesday in Shenzhen refused to take any media inquiries. The allegations against the iPod maker originally surfaced in a report in June by a British newspaper, the Mail on Sunday. It alleged that workers at the factory were paid as little as $50 a month to work 15-hour shifts making the devices. Apple responded by promising to immediately investigate conditions at the factory. It issued a report earlier this month saying th at it found some violations of its stringent code of conduct but no serious labor abuses. It pledged to immediately redress some problems with overtime, employee accommodations and administrative issues. The company discounted allegations of forced overtime, noting that a chief complaint among workers was a shortage of overtime in slack periods.160Want 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