10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri: Morata has potential, but Hazard fulfilling my No9 needs

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri: Morata has potential, but Hazard fulfilling my No9 needsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits Eden Hazard is fulfilling what he wants from a No9 ahead of Alvaro Morata.Sarri concedes Hazard and Morata are very different kinds of players, with the selection decision based on style of play and where the space on the pitch is likely to appear, as much as anything else.”I think Alvaro of course is better in the box, maybe he is better to attack spaces, but I have to say Eden is improving. As you saw in the last match, for the second goal, he attacked very well the spaces,” explained Sarri.”It is different because Eden of course is better when he comes to play with the midfielders, is better to open spaces for the wingers. It’s different, it’s another way of playing.”Alvaro’s potential is to be a very good player. At the moment, I think we need to be balanced on the pitch, we need to be more solid, and so in the last matches I preferred these solutions, but for the future everything is open I think.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photo: Notre Dame Sent Mail About Its High School Prospect Camps To A Starting Offensive Lineman At Rutgers

first_imgNotre Dame accidentally sends recruiting letter to Rutgers OL.Chris Muller is a rising redshirt junior at Rutgers. He has appeared in 26 games for the Scarlet Knights the past two seasons, making 25 starts at right guard. One of those starts was actually against Notre Dame in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Apparently, the Fighting Irish staff either didn’t remember Muller from that game, or were so impressed that they are attempting to recruit him over a year later. Tonight, Muller tweeted that he received mail from Notre Dame about its upcoming 2015 summer high school prospect camps, a curious delivery considering Muller is entering his fourth year at another program. Well this is awkward… #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/OsQLwniVCK— Chris Muller (@Chris_Muller70) February 21, 2015Not sure if this is an actual NCAA infraction but either way Notre Dame should probably update its recruiting mailing lists. More: The Only 13 Teams That Can Win The Playoff In 2015last_img read more

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Photo: Shelley Meyer Had A National Championship Ring Made Into A Necklace

first_imgurban meyer and his wife shelley meyer after the rose bowlPASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wife Shelley Meyer celebrate after the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Ohio State’s players and coaches weren’t the only ones to receive rings for the national championship. The coaches wives also received some “bling” for the win, and Shelley Meyer tweeted out a picture of her new jewelry yesterday. She had the ring turned into a necklace. There is probably no more sought after accessory in the state of Ohio right now.Buckeyes got their “ring bling”-Buckeye Coaches’ Wives got some championship bling of their own. #1 #natlchamps pic.twitter.com/jxOfYrwGsx— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) March 27, 2015Few college football coaches’ wives are as active as Shelley Meyer. She and the other Buckeye wives definitely earned this after a long season.last_img read more

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Annie Lennox Blogs For Global Moms Relay

first_imgAnnie Lennox and her husband – mothers2mothers founder Mitchell Besser – have blogged for the Global Moms Relay.“Each and every one of us belongs to a long lineage of women stretching back through the aeons of time, without whom our very existence would not have been facilitated,” wrote Annie. “I appreciate my mother and everything she went through. As a woman and mother, I passionately believe that women everywhere in the world deserve access to sexual and reproductive health care.“I’ve been banging this drum for more than a decade. No child should give birth to a baby, and no mother or child should die because of HIV and AIDS.”“So many mothers have stories of unspeakable sadness — partners who have rejected them; children, siblings, even parents who have died of the virus,” added Dr Besser. “There are stories of coming home to share their HIV status with family members only to find that each brother and sister has been living with the same virus and the same secret fears. All of these extraordinary mothers overcoming seemingly impossible challenges; rising up, fighting to survive.“I view mothers with awe; for their resilience; for their generosity of spirit; for their capacity to heal themselves and then reach out and heal others.”Read the full blog here.last_img read more

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New Englands NonReceiver Receivers May Be The Greatest Threat To Philadelphia

Washington15.9198.874.4 16LA Chargers84.476.5+7.9 23Minnesota76.775.0+1.7 The Eagles have the fourth-worst differential between how they defend wide receivers (71.2 passer rating allowed) versus how they defend tight ends and running backs (100.5). And this deficiency has played a significant role in their infrequent struggles this year. In Philly’s lone low point in the NFC Championship, it was tight end Kyle Rudolph who Keenum found for a 25-yard touchdown on the game’s opening drive. In the regular season, three of the Eagles’ four worst games in terms of passer rating allowed when guarding running backs were in the team’s three defeats, including a 144.1 passer rating allowed on RB/TE targets against the Seahawks (including two touchdowns), and 134.3 on 13 targets against the Chiefs. While they allowed a 100.0 rating on eight targets in an otherwise sterling defensive effort during a 6-0 loss to the Cowboys in the final week, many starters were sitting for large stretches of that game.1The Eagles also allowed a 143 passer rating when defending RB/TE in a Week 7 win over Washington.But there’s also statistical evidence that passer rating may be underselling Philadelphia’s efficiency in defending targets to running backs and tight ends. When we focus only on yards per attempt on these targets, the Eagles defense ranks as the fourth best (6.18 allowed per attempt). Similarly, the Eagles rank fifth-best in Raw Quarterback Rating (Raw QBR) because that statistic is based on expected points and makes an adjustment for yards after the catch.But before any jubilant Eagle fan starts scaling the “Rocky” steps in a dune buggy, consider that the Eagles didn’t play many teams this season that excel at passing to non-WRs. The Patriots’ offense is No. 1 not just in total yards on passes to RB/TEs but also in Raw QBR on passes to those players, and the only offenses the Eagles faced that ranked in the top 10 in both of those statistics were Kansas City, Washington (twice) and the Los Angeles Chargers. So let’s isolate those games: 1Baltimore100.860.4+40.4 8Detroit98.677.1+21.5 2Jacksonville95.155.9+39.2 30Houston101.6106.9-5.3 Passer Rating Against 15Dallas102.493.9+8.5 28Oakland102.6105.5-2.9 4Philadelphia100.571.2+29.3 32Seattle72.288.0-15.8 5Buffalo96.169.7+26.4 LA Chargers44.7199.126.1 11Cleveland113.097.4+15.6 This is all well and good until you consider that the Patriots pass like no other team. No team in the NFL needs to worry less than the Patriots about a defense like Philadelphia’s taking away their wide receivers because no team in the NFL does more damage on throws to running backs and tight ends. Top threat Rob Gronkowski at tight end (health permitting), along with pass-catching running backs James White and Dion Lewis, can consistently abuse vulnerable linebackers and safeties that opposing teams typically try to hide in pass coverage.So will the Eagles be able to slow the non-receiver receivers of New England? The regular-season evidence looks damning for Philadelphia. The traditional measure of NFL passing efficiency is passer rating. So let’s look at how opponents’ passers fare when the Eagles defend running backs and tight ends in coverage versus when they defend wide receivers. Passes to tight ends and running backs cause problemsRegular-season difference in passer rating allowed when the opponent threw to wide receivers vs. when it threw to tight ends or running backs 9LA Rams92.472.4+20.0 On paper, the Eagles seem well constructed to stop the Patriots’ fearsome passing game. Like most teams that can defend in this league, the Eagles built their pass defense around edge rushers and cornerbacks in order to keep teams from beating them on deeper passes outside the numbers to wide receivers. This approach paid huge dividends in their upset victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship, as Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum simply didn’t have the time to find his elite wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who also were given less cushion to operate. 13NY Jets102.889.6+13.2 19Carolina99.795.3+4.4 TeamTight ends/running backsWide receiversDifference Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group 20New Orleans84.980.5+4.4 21Atlanta96.993.9+3.0 22Tampa Bay98.896.5+2.3 Average vs. all other teams5.70.3386.339.1 7Cincinnati99.376.3+23.0 29Green Bay102.2107.2-5.0 25New England92.592.3+0.2 OpponentWeekYd/AttPass TDRatingRawQBR 18Chicago95.389.8+5.5 17Tennessee95.988.9+7.0 26Kansas City82.685.1-2.5 31Pittsburgh81.387.9-6.6 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Kansas City210.11134.383.1 The Eagles had trouble with teams that pass well to TE/RBsHow Philadelphia’s pass defense did in the regular season when it faced teams that ranked highly in passing to non-receivers vs. teams that didn’t 6Miami110.485.7+24.7 27San Francisco96.098.8-2.8 24Arizona87.085.7+1.3 14Washington90.679.0+11.6 Washington78.83143.092.7 10NY Giants108.389.2+19.1 Average7.41.50118.869.1 12Indianapolis103.890.6+13.2 3Denver113.381.7+31.6 Their average Raw QBR allowed to these teams was 69.1, which is 30 points worse than their average in all other games. And that 69.1 Raw QBR against would rank sixth-worst in the league. Similarly, the Eagles allowed an average of 7.37 yards per attempt to these opponents versus just 5.72 to teams that are not nearly as prolific in throwing to non-WRs.So when you adjust for tendencies of opponent, all three statistics (rating, Raw QBR and yards per attempt) converge and it’s clear that, on paper, the Patriots have a decided edge against an otherwise sound pass defense. Of course, all this largely evaporates if Gronkowski, who suffered a concussion 10 days ago, is not recovered and can participate in Minnesota. While he’s returned to practice, he’s still in the concussion protocol and has to be cleared to play by an independent doctor. The team’s backup tight end, Dwayne Allen, caught just 10 passes all year and wasn’t even targeted by Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game, though Allen played over two quarters after Gronkowski’s injury against the Jaguars.If Gronkowski does play, the Patriots will be in an unusual spot for a game of this magnitude. The Patriots have long been famous for their a chameleon-like offense — the team will find your biggest weakness and design a fresh game plan around exploiting it. But based on the Eagles’ defensive splits, the New England offense may not have to morph into something else this time, but instead may be able to simply play to its greatest strength. read more

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Keylor Navas will not leave Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has no intention of leaving, despite the club’s pursuit of Thibaut CourtoisThe Champions League holders are believed to have had a breakthrough in their negotiations with Chelsea over the signing of their first-choice goalkeeper with a fee of €35m having been reportedly agreed on.But Maurizio Sarri’s side have delayed the sale of Courtois due to the fact that they need to find a replacement first, before they can sanction the sale.Meanwhile, Navas has been the number one goalkeeper at Real for the past three seasons but has always had to deal with constant speculation over being replaced by a more high-profile player.In fact, the Costa Rica international was close to joining Manchester United in 2015 as part of an exchange deal for David De Gea before the deal sensationally fell through due to technical problems in sending the paperwork.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Zinedine Zidane had chosen to stand by Navas and maintained faith in him throughout his two-and-a-half years in charge at Real.But now the Frenchman is gone, Navas has lost his greatest ally at Real and appears set to lose his spot in the team for the new season.The most likely candidate that will force the 31-year-old out of the line-up is Courtois, who appears set to join Real soon.But AS have reported that Navas is determined to fight for his place at Real and has no plans on leaving.last_img read more

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Mane says Liverpool progress every season

first_imgAccording to the Reds’ footballer Sadio Mane, Liverpool has improved every year since he has been at the English Premier League club.Liverpool is currently in the first position of the English Premier League table.And Sadio Mane believes his team gets better every year.“Every single season we progress and that is positive for us,” he told Sky Sports.“That’s why we train hard every single day, to learn a lot, to get better and better.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s positive and now we are going to go for something special with the club,” he added.“At the moment we are at the top of the league.”“There is so far for this season to be done but everything is possible,” Mane commented.“We are going to try and take game by game without making pressure for ourselves because we know it is very high.”last_img read more

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VIDEO The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Denise Gentile, “The Glitzy Gourmet,” is back with the latest episode of her popular cooking show on WCTV.Watch Gentile share her recipe for zucchini spaghetti below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/f/4/4/4/8/1/f4448155-a8f3-4f38-8d4a-91f7bb59a4451535730202.946%2B40512901.989%40castus4-wilmington%2B15357310991535730445211180.vod.720p.Glitz%20%20Gormet_%20Summer%20Go%20Lite.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Summer Quiche RecipeIn “Videos”VIDEO: The Glitzy Gourmet Shares Tomato & Potato RecipesIn “Videos”VIDEO: State Rep. Dave Robertson Talks With WCTV About His First 7 Months In OfficeIn “Videos”last_img read more

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Brazil BTG Pactual CEO Senate leader arrested for blocking bribery investigation

first_imgThe chief executive of Brazil’s biggest independent investment bank and the leading senator in the governing coalition were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of obstructing the country’s most sweeping corruption investigation ever.The detention of such prominent power brokers on orders from the Supreme Court raised the stakes dramatically in a bribery scandal that started with state-run oil company Petrobras and now threatens the heights of Brazilian banking and politics.The arrest of André Esteves, the billionaire CEO and controlling shareholder of BTG Pactual SA and Brazil’s most influential dealmaker, sent the bank’s listed shares into a dive that wiped out a fifth of its market value and raised red flags at the central bank.Brazil’s Congress also ground to a halt with the arrest of ruling Workers’ Party Senator Delcídio do Amaral, a veteran lawmaker who has run the economic affairs committee and has been key to President Dilma Rousseff’s unpopular austerity program.Brazil’s currency fell as much as 2% as the scandal threatened both the country’s sixth-largest bank and the president’s sputtering efforts to pass a new budget, and avoid another credit ratings downgrade to junk.Brazil’s central bank said it was monitoring the arrest of Esteves to see whether it would impact operations at BTG Pactual and trigger regulatory action.Banking analysts warned that BTG Pactual, the largest independent investment bank in Latin America, could struggle to navigate Brazil’s worst recession in a quarter century without its wunderkind founder at the helm.Clients withdrew funds equivalent to less than 1% of assets under management at BTG Pactual, which was less than initially expected by some, said a source with knowledge of the bank’s strategy. The six-year-old BTG Pactual, which manages about 230 billion reais ($61 billion), tapped less than 5% of its about 40 billion reais in cash reserves to cover those redemptions, said the source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.SHOCKWAVES IN CONGRESSThe political gridlock that has obstructed economic policy this year is likely to worsen with the jailing of Amaral, one of about 50 Brazilian politicians under investigation for their alleged roles in a vast kickback scandal at the oil giant known as Petroleo Brasileiro.Amaral’s arrest was the first ever for a sitting senator in Brazil and it sent shockwaves through the capital.Congress suspended its sessions as senators met to discuss how to handle the arrest. After a heated debate in which some government supporters defended Amaral, the Senate voted 59-13 to uphold the top court’s decision to order his arrest.Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki said he authorized the arrest after prosecutors presented a taped conversation in which Amaral tried to bribe Petrobras’ former International Director, Nestor Cervero, out of taking a plea bargain that could implicate the senator and other politicians.Prosecutors alleged that Amaral conspired to help Cervero flee authorities. They also said the senator offered a monthly stipend to the former executive’s family, financed by Esteves, who had obtained a copy of a plea bargain based on Cervero’s testimony.Cervero was received a 12-year sentence in August for corruption and money laundering in connection to bribes paid on two drillship contracts. Another defendant in the case testified that Cervero had passed bribe money to Amaral skimmed from Petrobras’ controversial 2006 purchase of a refinery in Pasadena, Texas.Amaral’s lawyer, Mauricio Silva Leite, dismissed the accusation that his client obstructed the Petrobras investigation, saying it was based on the word of a convict. He also criticized the Supreme Court for ignoring the senator’s immunity as an elected official.SHARES DIVEBTG Pactual confirmed the arrest of its chief executive and said the bank was available to cooperate with the investigation.The bank’s listed units, a blend of shares in its investment banking and private equity divisions, tumbled as much as 39% to an all-time low on the São Paulo stock exchange before paring losses to 21%.Esteves, 47, has drawn on powerful connections in politics and global finance to steer BTG Pactual through turbulent times as Brazil’s economy plunged into a sharp recession.BTG Pactual’s major deals with Petrobras have drawn the attention of investigators, including the bank’s stake in Sete Brasil Participacoes SA, a supplier of oil-drilling platforms that has been swept up in the probe. BTG Pactual also bought half of Petrobras’ Africa unit in 2013.Last quarter, credit to oil and gas and infrastructure companies, which are the most impacted industries in the widening graft probe, accounted for about 16% of BTG’s loan book. That is the largest exposure among Brazil’s listed traded banks, according to Thomson Reuters data.The net worth of Esteves was last estimated at $2.2 billion by Forbes Magazine.last_img read more

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Russian gamer sues Fallout 4s Bethesda complaining that game is addictive after

first_imgFallout 4 was released on 10 November.FacebookWhen the Bethesda released Fallout 4, it shattered several records for the company and even led to a dip in traffic for websites like PornHub. The game is no doubt popular and involves players completely.But that has not deterred a Russian gamer from filing a lawsuit against Bethesda after the 28-year old played the game for three weeks and ended up losing both his job and his wife.The Russian gamer wants Bethesda to compensate him 500,000 roubles ($7,000) for not warning that the game could “become so addictive”, reported RT. He has sued the company for emotional distress.After seeing an advertisement of the game, the gamer wanted to play it for couple of evenings, but due to its addiction, played it for the next three weeks. The gamer started skipping work and stopped meeting friends, and in between, his wife also left him.He also started to lose his health after he started to skip food and sleep. He said in a statement if he had known this game would be so addictive, he would have bought the game later and played it when he left for “holiday or until the New Year holidays”.This is the first such case in Russia and is being considered a test case. There is no precedent in the country of someone suing a company for similar reasons.Previously, in the US, one such gamer was compensated for getting hooked to Lineage 2, after the court asked NCsoft to pay his legal fee.last_img read more

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Natya Tarangini is like our child

first_imgThe great artistes and legends, Raja and Radha Reddy learned choreography in the 1960’s. The Reddys were amongst the twenty two star dancers from across the world who were invited to perform at The All Star Ballet Gala Festival. They are also the recipients of Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi and Nritya Choodamani Awards. The ‘Parampara Series’- National Festival of Music and Dance, which is conducted just before the withering autumn, has stood firm for the last 19 years and is now synonymous with Delhi’s annual cultural scene. Over time, ‘Parampara’ has blended concerts by presenting classical geniuses under creative themes giving uniquely fresh approach to otherwise traditional arts forms. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhat do you have to say about the westernised dance forms? Do you think that India is losing out in its traditional dance forms?Each dance form has its own beauty. Be it classical or Western, each form represents the culture and ethos of a particular region or a group of people. The presentation of Indian dance styles in films, has exposed the range of dance forms in India to a global audience. We don’t copy from international dancing styles like salsa, jazz or any other. Our style of dancing is original and graceful. India is not losing out in its traditional dance forms. In earlier times dancers just showcased their talents. But now, with time, the styles of dancing have evolved such that there is more of showing-off instead of putting forth the actual talent. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWith experience spanning over more than five decades, what do you think is the most needed factor in practising such dance forms?Dance and music are of great importance to the culture of India. Both arts are extremely old and have close links not only with each other but also with religion. In my opinion, if a person wants to learn the actual dance forms then he or she must always learn from the gurus. You cannot learn through media by watching videos on television or on YouTube. guru shishya parampara should be followed which means a guru should be everything for his shishya and every student must follow his or her guru. What do you have to say about the young talent of your institute? Natya Tarangini, our institute in Delhi, is popular globally. Here, we not only teach students our style of dancing but we also groom them into beautiful people, teach them about the values, our great heritage and how to respect elders. They also learn the art of carrying themselves as confident citizens of our country. Do you see a decline in number of students interested in the classical dance forms?No. Lots of children come to our institute. I feel that students are developing more interest in classical dance forms these days.How would you describe your journey so far?Established 30 years ago, Natya Tarangini is like our child that has now grown into something much bigger. We sacrificed a lot in our times and our hard work paid off. Today, our names have become synonymous with Kuchipudi. Please tell us something about your upcoming performance in the 20th edition of ‘Parampara Series’.We hand pick our artistes. We believe in quality and bring great artistes to the stage so that more and more Rasikas (Art lovers) can enjoy and appreciate the varied, beautiful forms of art. This year, we will showcase performances of the younger generation –  by Yamini and Bhavana Reddy, who are also Kuchipudi dancers.last_img read more

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Obesity may cause depression

first_imgOverweight and obese people may be at increased risk of depression, even in the absence of other health problems, warns new research. The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, showed that the psychological impact of being overweight causes depression, rather than associated illnesses such as diabetes. “Our research shows that being overweight doesn’t just increase the risks of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease; it can also lead to depression,” said study co-author Elina Hypponen, Professor at the University of South Australia. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, the researchers looked at UK Biobank data from more than 48,000 people with depression, comparing them with a control group of more than 290,000 people born between 1938 and 1971, who provided medical and genetic information. Hospital data and self-reporting were used to determine whether people had depression. The team used a genetic research approach to explore the causal link between the two conditions. They separated out the psychological component of obesity from the impact of obesity related health problems, using genes associated with higher BMI but lower risk of diseases like diabetes. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”These genes were just as strongly associated with depression as those genes associated with higher BMI and diabetes. This suggests that being overweight causes depression both with and without related health issues – particularly in women,” Hypponen said. “Our robust genetic analysis concludes that the psychological impact of being obese is likely to cause depression. This is important to help target efforts to reduce depression, which makes it much harder for people to adopt healthy habits.”last_img read more

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