On tour

Posted in qntkvqtv on December 19th, 2019

first_imgPatricia Trudes da Veiga – Brazil (Editor)Patrícia Trudes da Veiga, 47 years old, has been a journalist at Folha de S.Paulo (the best-selling Brazilian newspaper) since 1984, where she currently holds the post of editor of the Sunday supplements, in addition to editor of the Folhinha, the weekly children’s supplement. Since 2005, she has also been the editor responsible for the Social Entrepreneur Award, a partnership established between the Schwab Foundation and Folha de S.Paulo. This year, she is also the editor in charge of launching the Folha’s Promising Social Entrepreneur Award. Patrícia holds a degree in journalism from the Fundação Cásper Líbero, and a specialization degree in the Third Sector from the Fundação Getulio Vargas de S.Paulo (FGV-SP).Nagy Abdel Aziz – Egypt (Deputy Business Editor)Nagy Abdel Aziz writes for the Almasry Alyom Newspaper in Egypt. He’s main focus areas are topics on Energy, industry, stock market, commercial, investment and transport.Pei Guangjiang – China (Correspondent)Chief correspondent, People’s Daily South African Bureau. Graduated from Tsinghua University in 2006, and started career as professional journalist in the International News Department of People’s Daily the same year. Worked in South Africa since February 2009. Responsible for covering all Southern and eastern Africa countries.  Have written stories about South African general election and World Cup, AU Summits etc.People’s DailyWith publication started in June 1948 and a current circulation of over 2 million, People’s Daily is among the most influential newspapers in China. People’s Daily brings you the latest major domestic news and international news released from Beijing, China. It reflects the views of the Chinese people, and prints four pages of international news per day as well. Our international news covers from politics, economy to science and technology, culture and tourism.David Smith – UK (Senior Correspondent)David Smith is Africa correspondent of The Guardian newspaper in the UK. Since April 2009 he has reported on news, politics, culture and sport across the continent, with assignments so far including the South African general election, an interview with Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the 2010 football World Cup and travels in Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.David, 35, was born in Salford in the UK and studied at Nailsea School and Leeds University, where he edited Leeds Student newspaper. He went on to join the Daily Express in 1997 and The Observer in 2003, working as a general news reporter and covering the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. He enjoys film and theatre and supports Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. His lives with his wife, Andrea, in Johannesburg.Yingni Lu – UK (Correspondent) Professional experience: Experienced in strategy and business development, with a unique skills set that combines a B.Eng in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University, an MBA from Imperial College, solid professional experience in cleantech and energy sector in the UK and China.  Previously have provided industrial consultancy on Beijing technology need in renewable energy and resources during the period of “11th Five-Year Plan” (2006) and strategic consultancy for one of the business units in EDF Energy (2010).  I am currently doing cleantech research at ICUK, evaluating emerging clean technologies in the UK to identify potential candidates to advise and to connect them to both business and financial partners for expansion to China. Yingni Lu is will be coming through as reporter for ReConnect Africa magazine during this trip. Sue Cullinan – Paris (Editor)Sue Cullinan is a writer and editor for The Africa Report magazine, published in Paris by Groupe Jeune Afrique. A journalist for nearly 30 years, Sue has also worked for the Guardian and Time magazine, New York Times Travel and Leisure and NBC News (US). In Paris, Sue covers South African politics and economics for The Africa Report as well as for Africa Confidential in London. Africa Report is planning a special issue on South Africa in March-April 2011.Miriam Mannak – Netherlands (Journalist)Born in The Netherlands and bred in Angola and Rwanda, Miriam Mannak (1977) is a journalist and photographer based in Cape Town. She writes about different topics, including business and finance, health, social development, politics, environmental issues and travel. Besides being the foreign correspondent at the Dutch equivalent to the Financial Times (Het Financieele Dagblad), she is a regular contributor to Leadership Magazine, Black Business Quarterly, Leadership in HIV, I-Net Bridge, both in-flight magazines of Emirates, and other publications. She holds university degrees in Journalism, American Politics and International Development Studies and moved to South Africa in 2004 as part of a Dutch media programme. From September 2004 until April 2005 she worked as a general reporter at the Cape Times. After realising how much South Africa had to offer, she decided to stay and to make South Africa her home. In 2009, she was awarded a fellowship by the International Aids Society (AIS) and the National Press Foundation in Washington, the US.Currently, Miriam is the Vice Chair of the Western Cape branch of the Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea); South Africa’s main platform for freelance media professionals.Evgenia Pertzova  – Russia (correspondent)Evgenia is graduated from Moscow State University on Journalist department. She has been working as a journalists for more then 5 years. She used to work for online business portal before she joined RBC media group. Her main specialization is food retal + b-2-b communications.Alex Kokcharov – Russia (Correspondent)Born in 1976 in Belarus.  Alex studied Geography and Economics at the universities in Minsk (Belarus), Bochum (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Oxford (UK). Started a career in business journalism during his student years and joined Expert in 1998. Since 2003 he is the London Correspondent of Expert magazine.  Alex covers primarily business, finance, economy and energy – authored over 300 feature stories, primarily with international focus (including several on Africa). In January 2008 he was awarded a prize by the Russian Media Union for the best business story in the Russian media in 2007 for a story on the competition between financial centres of London and NYC.Evgeny Pavelko – Russia (Correspondent) ROSSIYSKAYA GAZETADaily newspaper of the Russian Government, nationwide,circulation 200000 copies a dayEvgeny Pavelko, born 21.12.1957.Executive Director on International Projects and Advertising.Since 1983 worked like as a correspondent of RIA Novosti agency, Moscow news weekly, creative director of advertising IMA-press agency, editor of international department Izvestia daily newspaper. Working foreign languages – French, English.Specialized on international policy and economy, responsible for foreign supplements and pages in the daily newspaper of the Russian Government – “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”Andreev Alexey – Russia (Editor)Starting from 1996 – writer for “”Asia and Africa today”1997-2003 -worked at Independent Newspaper as international politics observer 2005 – Editor of the foreign policy in New Izvestia newspaper, KOL for BBC (radio) in Asia and Africa.James Lawrence – UK Lifestyle journalistJames Lawrence is a freelance lifestyle journalist and self confessed wine, travel and food obsessive, passionate about discovering and promoting the lesser known wines and wine regions of the world. He is a frequent contributor to decanter.com, Harpers Wine and Spirits, The Guardian online, QS magazine and runs an interactive, community led wine forum, thewineremedy.com.James also co-owns a media production company, called Wine Spotlight. A major project for them next year will be to produce a film, or mini-documentary celebrating South African tourism and culture through its wine industry. He is very excited about his first trip to South Africa, hopefully the first of many.last_img read more

RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles

Posted in qntkvqtv on November 28th, 2019

first_imgSan Miguel sports director Alfrancis Chua also likewise thanked the fans who trooped to the games and endlessly supported the crowd favorites.“This celebration is for all of you, for the ka-barangay!,” the Ginebra team governor said as he led the ceremonial toast.Ginebra’s title repeat smashed the gate attendance records, with Game 7 of the Finals drawing 54,086 fans to the cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.SMC president Ramon S. Ang and San Miguel sports director Alfrancis Chua hold the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup title during Ginebra’s victory party. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Humble in victory and gracious in defeat.That was what San Miguel president and COO Ramon S. Ang reminded the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings and their legions of fans amid the celebration of their recent 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup conquest.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family02:41RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles1.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Fears over N.Korea attack during Winter Games an ‘exaggeration’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups “I hope with this win, we’ll be humble and nice to everybody,” the SMC head honcho said in Filipino, addressing the Gin Kings Monday during their official victory party at the SMC Head Offices.Ang is thankful that after nearly a decade of drought, coach Tim Cone was able to lead Ginebra to back-to-back titles in the season-ending conference amid a worthy adversary in Meralco.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingREAD: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat“Ginebra waited for a championship in eight years. We won last year, and this year, even up to the final minute, we didn’t know if we could repeat. But we’re thankful that we’re able to win back-to-back,” he said. View commentslast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool hero Kuyt: Why Gerrard the best I played with

Posted in qntkvqtv on October 28th, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool hero Kuyt: Why Gerrard the best I played withby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool player Dirk Kuyt says Steven Gerrard was the best footballer he’d played with.Now a youth coach at Feyenoord, Kuyt will be reunited with Rangers boss Gerrard when the two sides face in the Europa League at Ibrox on Thursday.Speaking in a column on Voetbalnieuws, the Dutchman said: “He was the first player I met at the club and was the first to put me at ease.”Not a man of many words but he shook my hand and said, ‘I hope I will win a lot of prizes with you here’.”In the period that followed, I saw how he took the lead as a leader and what it meant to be a real professional.”So he gave everything that day, not just on Saturday afternoons or Champions League evenings, but from Monday to Friday he led the fight.”And Kuyt added that Gerrard was an “abnormal” talent.”I have been able to play with many big players at Liverpool, with Torres, Suarez, Alonso and Mascherano. In the Dutch national team with Van Persie, Robben and Sneijder.”But in many ways, Gerrard has remained the most special player for me.”He had everything. He could pass over 40 metres, tackle, score, 50 metres back, it was sometimes not normal.”Kuyt also spoke of a story about Gerrard that every young footballer should know.”Every player at our club should look at his winning mentality,” he added.”I remember when I was at Liverpool, towards the end Steven’s career, there was a match when he didn’t even make the 16-man squad.”In the Netherlands, when that happens, it’s always someone else’s fault. Their first reaction is to blame someone.”Do you know what Steven did? He said nothing, he went home and trained harder than I’ve ever seen someone train the next day. That’s what he is all about.” last_img read more

a month agoInter Milan coach Conte tells derby hero Lukaku: You can do more

Posted in hawtgbjn on October 28th, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte tells derby hero Lukaku: You can do moreby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says his players are responding to his methods after victory over AC Milan.Marcelo Brozovic’s deflected shot opened the scoring and Romelu Lukaku nodded in a Nicolò Barella cross for his third goal in four Serie A games.“Let’s start by saying it’s a derby and those are always special games, never easy to predict, especially when both teams are so prestigious as Inter and Milan,” Conte told DAZN.“The lads played a good game in every aspect. We were coming off a performance in the Champions League that left a bitter taste in the mouth and perhaps that fired us up even more to go into the derby in the right way.“It’s a deserved victory, I am happy for our fans, because the derby is always the derby.”Lukaku scored his third goal in four Serie A games and praised Conte in his post-match interview, but the Coach expects more.“He can give much more, certainly. I told him that too. He is 26 years old and arrived here thanks to his potential. If we work with him properly, he can become extremely important.“Lautaro Martinez is only 22 years old, so we need to help mould and improve these players with daily work. That’s my job and the important thing is that they are ready to work with me to improve themselves, which they are.“I am happy with our Serie A start, less so in the Champions League, but I do also believe that setback can help bring us back on to the right path.” last_img read more

Photo: 2017 4-Star QB Danny Clark Loves Ohio State More Than Anyone Else In The Whole World

Posted in rbiazxks on October 27th, 2019

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Danny Clark, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound quarterback in the 2017 class, is committed to Ohio State. The four-star prospect has been pledged to the Buckeyes since his freshman year of high school. To put it simply: Clark loves Ohio State more than anyone else in the world. Why? Take a look at the following photo the pro-style QB posted on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. Notice the ridiculous amount of Buckeye-themed items Clark is sporting. And the gigantic smile. Running through the 614 with my woes pic.twitter.com/pSBb6XjO1o— PROTOTYPE (@DClarkQB) April 22, 2015In that photo, Clark is wearing a gray Ohio State hat, a gray Buckeye tank, OSU’s three title rings from the 2014 season and is showing off his Block O tattoo. He’s one of your future QBs, OSU fans. We think you’re going to like him.last_img read more

Croatian goalkeeper expecting a defensive approach from Russia

Posted in jetevarl on September 18th, 2019

first_imgCroatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic is expecting Russia to deploy defensive tactics against them in what he feels will be a “tough match” against the hostsFollowing their penalty shoot-out win over Denmark in the last knockout round, Zlatko Dalic’s side will now be taking on the hosts in front of the Russian supporters at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi for a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup.Stanislav Cherchesov’s side have already performed above expectations on home soil and come into Saturday’s game on the back of having eliminated 2010 winners Spain on Sunday following a robust defensive display.And Subasic is expecting more of the same for Croatia this weekend.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“Team Russia is a difficult opponent, it is a good team with good players. They will play at home, and, naturally, fans’ support will be an additional factor of pressure on us. The Russian team is most likely to choose defensive tactics, so this is going to be a tough game. However, I hope that we manage to win,” said the 33-year-old, as quoted by TASS.“In all, Russia has demonstrated solid performance at the World Cup. They have very dangerous counter-attacks and are strong in playing as a team, that’s why I don’t want to single any of their players out,” he added.Like his counterpart Kasper Schmeichel did for Denmark,  Subasic performed superbly in Croatia’s penalty shoot-out win and saved three of the spot-kicks taken by the Danes.“On the day before the game with Denmark, we trained penalty kicks, and I managed to save many shots. The situation in a game is totally different, however, because you have to cope with all this pressure,” he said.last_img read more

Roma defender unhappy with clubs position

Posted in dnxjvxyy on September 18th, 2019

first_imgJuan Jesus believes Roma are far better than their current ninth position on the Serie A table and went further to share his thoughts on Patrik SchickThe Giallorossi doing well in the Champions League, which is a massive contrast to their form in the league front where they are already a long way off the pace.“The clock is ticking, we have to run,” Juan Jesus warned, speaking to Football Italia.“I don’t think we can settle for ninth place. I think it’s about concentration, you know that there are only six games in the Champions League group and you’re more focused.“We need to recover in the league, because it’s not our place to be so far away from the top spots. We need to get back to being the Roma of before.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“If we work hard with the right attitude we can do even better than third place and the Champions League semi-final.“I fight for Roma, we have to fight for third place and to go as far as possible in Europe.”The Brazilian went on to talk about teammate Patrik Schick who hasn’t impressed since signing from the Blucerciati in 2017.“He’s still young and there’s a lot of pressure on him. He has quality, but he must try to have a stronger character, even if everyone has his own personality.“He needs patience and trust, in my opinion he’s a great player.”last_img read more

Inhofe Sets out Priorities for FY20 NDAA

Posted in alaojwmw on September 13th, 2019

first_imgOne clear consequence of the Democrats regaining control of the House next year will be a contentious battle between the two chambers over the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill. On Tuesday, Senate Armed Services Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) outlined his priorities for the measure, signaling disagreement over the size of the defense budget and other policy issues with Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), who is expected to lead the House Armed Services Committee during the 116th Congress. Inhofe took aim at Smith’s call for a smaller nuclear arsenal and, instead, pointed to the nation’s nuclear triad as “the most important area of modernization,” reported Defense News. Inhofe also said he is aiming to use the annual defense policy bill to develop a bigger, stronger military. He wants to speed up the acquisition of Navy ships to help meet the service’s goal of building a 355-ship fleet by 2040, triple the size of the military’s F-35 fighter jet fleet by 2024 and accelerate DOD’s plans for fielding the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber to complete five squadrons. For the Navy, he said would like to authorize procurement of an additional destroyer, increase production rates for the Navy’s new frigate class of ships and shorten the amount of time needed to deliver aircraft carriers, reported CQ.With President Trump expected to propose a cut in defense spending from $716 billion in FY 2019 to $700 billion in FY 2020, Inhofe likely will face an uphill battle to reach a $733 billion topline next year. That’s the figure the Pentagon had been planning to request before the president changed course. Inhofe wants his committee to complete work on the authorization bill by late spring, with a conference report sent to the president by early October. He wants the committee to report out the bill early enough to set topline spending ahead of appropriators, who may not be considering a $733 billion budget for national security. Dan Cohen AUTHOR Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Aaron Lyonslast_img read more

Ajiths Viswasam remake Is Shivaraj Kumar stepping into the shoes of Thala

Posted in puxsprkw on September 5th, 2019

first_imgAjith’s Viswasam doing well at the box office.PR HandoutAfter its successful run in Tamil Nadu, Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam is all set to go to Sandalwood. The super hit Tamil film will be remade in Kannada with a top actor playing the lead role.If the latest rumours are to be believed, Shivaraj Kumar is being considered for the character played by Ajith in the original. As per the reports, the makers feel that the role is tailor-made for Shivanna as it has a rural flavour with ample of mass moments. Sathya Jyothi Films, which funded the Tamil version, is keen on making it in Kannada and the process has reportedly begin. In the next few days, the production house is expected to make a formal announcement on the flick.Currently, Shivaraj Kumar is working on the movies like Ravi Varma’s Rustum, P Vasu’s Anand and A Harsha’s My Name is Anji. Coming back to Viswasam, the film marked the fourth union of Ajith with director Siruthai Siva after Veeram, Vedhalam and Vivegam. Nayanthara played the female lead in the flick, which has Jagapathi Babu enacting the villain’s character.The film is about a father guarding his wife and daughter from the forces which want to eliminate them at any cost. The director has combined action, romance and sentiment in right amount to make it a perfect family entertainer.At the box office, Viswasam, reportedly, minted over Rs 130 crore in Tamil Nadu despite clashing with Rajinikanth’s Petta earlier this year. Interestingly, it has been dubbed in Kannada, but it failed to set the box office on fire.last_img read more

Skybound Entertainment Launches Video Game Offshoot

Posted in fofabvlic on September 1st, 2019

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety “I’m excited to partner with Skybound Games and look forward to future collaborations that will bring ‘The Long Dark’ to fans of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and beyond,” said Hinterland founder and creative director Raphael van Lierop in a statement.Second launch title for Skybound Games is “Slime Rancher,” which follows a rancher called Beatrix LeBeau to an outer-space ranch where she tries to grow living wrangling slimes. It has been developed by San Mateo, Calif.-based Monomi Park, and has sold more than 1.3 million units on PC and Xbox One thus far. Both games are scheduled to come to stores in September of 2018.This isn’t Skybound’s first foray into the video gaming space. The company’s subsidiary Skybound Interactive has for some time worked on its own games based on Skybound IP, including a “Walking dead” VR game that is currently being developed in collaboration with Skydance.With Skybound Games, the company is looking to add games with original IP from independent studios to its roster. And who knows — some of that might even inspire new Skybound content for TV. “The Walking Dead,” after all, began with a comic book series before it made the jump to the screen.center_img Skybound Entertainment, the multiplatform entertainment company best known for the “Walking Dead” franchise, launched a dedicated video game division called Skybound Games Wednesday. The unit will be led by Ian Howe, who previously was president of 505 Games.“Partnering with David Alpert, Robert Kirkman, and the rest of the Skybound team is the perfect home for a new video games publishing venture, given their continued dedication to creators in all forms of media,” said Howe in a statement.Skybound Games is dedicated to publishing independently developed games and bringing them to wider audiences across multiple game consoles and other devices. One of the first titles to be published by Skybound Games include “The Long Dark,” (pictured above) which is being described as an  apocalyptic-survival adventure. It has been developed by the Canadian video game studio Hinterland, and was first released by the company in summer of last year.last_img read more