28 Oct

10 months agoBayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer: Liverpool are vulnerable

first_imgBayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer: Liverpool are vulnerableby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer believes Champions League last-16 opponents Liverpool are vulnerable.The German giants have been struggling domestically this season, while Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are top of the Premier League.However, Neuer remains confident Bayern can get the job done over last season’s finalists.He told the club’s official website: “They’re having a very good season and we know they were in the Champions League final last year. “They certainly won’t be delighted with the draw, either. “They can counter quickly and they’re dangerous in front of goal, but they’re also vulnerable, as we’ve seen, and they’ll be up against a good Bayern attack.”It’ll be a great game both at Liverpool and also at home at the Allianz Arena.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Oct

24 days ago​Vertonghen coy on Tottenham plans as free agency looms

first_img​Vertonghen coy on Tottenham plans as free agency loomsby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is coy regarding his future at the club.The Belgian centre-back has been a stalwart for the club in the past few seasons.But with his contract running out at the end of the campaign, there is no sign of him renewing.And the 32-year-old is coy on his future.”I’d prefer not to go into that, but there is always movement there, of course,” Vertonghen said when quizzed about his future by reporters.”It’s my eighth season and I’m feeling great. Maybe the results didn’t come our way [at the start of the season], but they were tough away games and you always have to see how you bounce back from that.”[My future is] not a distraction. I’m very aware of my age. I feel fairly young. It doesn’t distract me. I want to play as many games as possible. I’m very ambitious and I feel I’ve got a few good years left at the top level.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

28 Sep

What Betting Markets Think LeBron James Will Do

The big question right now is whether LeBron James will stay with the Miami Heat or return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the fact that his departure from the latter in 2010 seemed to have burned a few bridges, some fans appear to have forgiven James and are hoping for his return.How likely is James to return to Ohio? That’s a difficult question, but we can try to get a rough sense from betting markets. The Cavs and the Heat aren’t the only contenders. Here’s an average of the latest betting lines on where James will play next season, converted into probabilities:Oddsmakers seem to think James is about a 50-50 bet to stay with the Heat. Cleveland has some hope, and the remaining teams not much. But if history is any indicator, both Miami and Cleveland might have reason to worry.James had to make a similar decision in 2010, and betting markets didn’t get that one right.Bettors thought James would stay put in 2010 as well. But the difference in spread is notable. Based on these numbers, bettors are 11 percent more confident in his loyalty than they were in 2010. The second most likely options in both scenarios make up for this difference, with the Chicago Bulls at a 24 percent chance in 2010 and the Cavs at a 16 percent chance currently.Just like these betting sites, we’ve had mixed success in predicting James’s moves. Until his announcement, it’s worth considering that maybe we don’t know the MVP quite as well as we think we do. read more

18 Sep

Hamsik confirms China offer

first_imgNapoli captain Marek Hamsik has confirmed that he has received an offer from China and that he has told club president Aurelio De Laurentiis about itThe Slovakian midfielder is expected to leave the Stadio San Paolo for this summer’s transfer window after having previously admitted to being tempted by the prospect of a big-money move to China.The arrival of new head coach Carlo Ancelotti does not appear to have improved things for Hamsik, who could break the club record of the most games played at Napoli for next season.Speaking at a charity event in his native Slovakia, the 30-year-old confirmed that he has been in talks in regards to a move to the Chinese Super League.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I’m still a Napoli player, for now nothing has changed,” said Hamsik, via Football-Italia.“It’s true that I told the President [Aurelio De Laurentiis] that there’s this opportunity, but at the moment there’s nothing new.”However, Napoli are reportedly asking around €30m for their captain.A fee of this magnitude would mean that a Chinese club would have to pay €60m due to the 100% tax charge they receive for not using the money towards player development in their own country.last_img read more

18 Sep

Ajax boss An opportunity that we need to go for

first_imgErik ten Hag believes his Ajax side must go all-out for the opportunity they have at Benfica tonight in the Champions LeagueVictory for the Dutch giants will book them a spot in the knockout stages of the competition.Currently, Ajax lead Group E on goal difference from Bayern Munich and are four points ahead of tonight’s opponents Benfica.“This is the fourth game of the group phase, and it’s an important one. A lot is at stake,” Ajax coach Ten Hag told reporters on the club website.“We definitely have the possibility of getting closer to making it through the winter break in the Champions League. And it’s an opportunity that we need to go for.”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…A late goal from Noussair Mazraoui handed Ajax a narrow 1-0 win over Benfica at the Amsterdam Arena last time out a fortnight ago.But former Manchester United defender Daley Blind doesn’t expect an easy time from Benfica in Lisbon tonight.“The next round is within our reach,” said Blind.“It’s not going to be easy, but it’s a huge opportunity. We are very aware of this. We’re going to have to do our best to grab those three points.”The Group E game between Benfica and Ajax will begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more

18 Sep

Official Southampton sack coach Mark Hughes

first_imgSouthampton have announced the dismissal of Mark Hughes as manager after just eight months in the dugoutThe Manchester United legend was recruited by Southampton on March 14 and helped them avoid relegation from the Premier League last season.Afterwards, Hughes was awarded a three-year contract to continue coaching the club he once played for himself.But the Saints’ 2-2 draw with United in the Premier League on Saturday proved to be Hughes’ final game in charge with the club only 18th in the table.“Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes,” read a statement on the club website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already underway.”Hughes’ assistants, Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, have also departed the south coast.The Welshman has now been fired twice in the space of a year following his dismissal from Stoke City in January.Southampton, who have only won once in the Premier League this term, will next face Tottenham away on Wednesday at Wembley.last_img read more

14 Sep

Alaska Unemployment Rate Remains At 72 Percent

first_imgThe largest increases were again in Skagway and the Denali Borough, where the remainder of tourism-related activity wound down. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s total employment was down by an estimated 0.9 percent in November compared to November 2016, a loss of about 2,800 jobs. Oil and gas jobs were down by 7.8 percent and construction by 4.8 percent. Health care was the only industry to add jobs. Transportation, warehousing, and utilities remained at the same level as last year, as did local government. Federal jobs were down 0.7 percent and state government 2.4 percent. Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 7.2 percent, where it has been since August. The comparable national rate for November was 4.1 percent. According to a release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, as employment losses continue, they have moderated noticeably in the second half of 2017. Alaska’s not-seasonally adjusted rate was 7.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from October, an expected increase as winter sets in. Unemployment rates went up in 24 of 29 boroughs and census areas. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-unemployment-for-Nov-reader-for-Tuesday.mp3VmJennifer-unemployment-for-Nov-reader-for-Tuesday.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

12 Sep

Hallelujah New Leonard Cohen Live Tribute Album Announced

first_img Facebook GRAMMY winner will be honored through new live album with covers from Lee Ranaldo, Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neill and Delicate Steve, among othersRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 31, 2017 – 12:35 pm It’s no secret that the late GRAMMY winner Leonard Cohen’s songbook is ripe for interpretation, from Jeff Buckley’s popular version of “Hallelujah” to Judy Collins’ “Suzanne” and Nick Cave’s “I’m Your Man.” Now, Cohen’s legacy will continue to live on through a new live release of covers of many of his classics.Recorded during a live tribute concert in January 2017 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York city, the eclectic mix of artists featured on the upcoming collection includes Sonic Youth alumnus Lee Ranaldo, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, Josh Ritter, Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neill, Elvis Perkins, Cassandra Jenkins, and Delicate Steve.Songs included in the 16-track collection include “So Long, Marianna,” “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Bird On The Wire,” “Story Of Issac,” and “Memories.”Titled Sincerely L. Cohen: A Live Celebration Of Leonard Cohen, the album will be released on limited-edition vinyl Nov. 24, following a Sept. 21 digital release. The first single, Delicate Steve’s rendition of “Hallelujah,” is available for preview via SoundCloud.A one-of-a-kind set of covers, this live set is the perfect Cohen remembrance to add to your record collection. Watch Leonard Cohen’s Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech Email Hear Leonard Cohen’s Songs Like Never Before hallelujah-new-leonard-cohen-live-tribute-album-announced Twitter Hallelujah: New Leonard Cohen Live Tribute Album Announced News last_img read more

12 Sep

Post Malone Kendrick Lamar Imagine Dragons To Headline Music Midtown

first_img Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Facebook Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? Post Malone has been shattering streaming records this year with his sophomore album, Beerbongs & Bentleys. The album landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and Post Malone continues to tour the U.S. with 21 Savage through the end of June.Not to be outdone, Lamar is coming off being recognized with a music Pulitzer Prize for his latest GRAMMY-winning album DAMN. Lamar became the first non-classical or -jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize, and DAMN. earned five GRAMMYs at the 60th GRAMMY Awards: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Music Video (“HUMBLE.”), and Best Rap/Sung Performance (“LOYALTY.” with Rihanna). 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Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons To Headline Music Midtown Imagine Dragons released their third album, Evolve, in 2017, while Fall Out Boy are enjoy a strong comeback, releasing their latest album, Mania, earlier this year.Music Midtown will take place Sept. 15–16 at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. The festival began in 1994 and ran through 2005 before taking a six-year hiatus and returning in 2011. Tickets for this year’s Music Midtown go on sale June 15 via the festival’s website. Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2018 – 2:10 pm Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Fall Out Boy, Khalid, Kacey Musgraves, Gucci Mane, and Janelle Monáe will also perform at the Atlanta music festival this fallNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 11, 2018 – 8:33 am Get ready, Atlanta. The lineup for Music Midtown has arrived, and it does not disappoint. Headliners for this year’s festival include Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, and Fall Out Boy.Additional performers for the two-day festival in September include Khalid, Kacey Musgraves, Gucci Mane, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Portugal. The Man, Janelle Monáe, Foster The People, and many more. 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31 Aug

Believe it We are wired to be lazy

first_imgWhile you burn calories at the gym or while running in the neighbourhood park, our brain constantly works the opposite, looking for shortest route or choose to sit rather than stand, researchers report.A team from Simon Fraser University in Canada found that our nervous systems are remarkably adept in changing the way we move so as to expend the least amount of energy possible. In other words, humans are wired for laziness. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“We found that people readily change the way they walk — including characteristics of their gait that have been established with millions of steps over the course of their lifetime — to save quite small amounts of energy,” explained lead researcher Max Donelan. This is completely consistent with the sense that most of us have that we prefer to do things in the least effortful way, like when we choose the shortest walking path or choose to sit rather than stand. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Even within a well-rehearsed movement like walking, the nervous system subconsciously monitors energy use and continuously re-optimises movement patterns in a constant quest to move as cheaply as possible,” Bonelan informed.To reach this conclusion, the researchers asked people to walk while they wore a robotic exoskeleton. This contraption allowed the researchers to discourage people from walking in their usual way by making it more costly to walk normally than to walk some other way. More specifically, the researchers made it more difficult for participants to swing their legs by putting resistance on the knee during normal walking, whereas the researchers eased this resistance for other ways of walking. This allowed the researchers to test whether people can sense and optimise the cost associated with their movements in real time.The experiment revealed that people adapt their step frequency to converge on a new energetic optimum very quickly — within minutes.What’s more, people do this even when the energy savings is quite small: less than 5 per cent. There is a bright side to this.“Sensing and optimising energy use that quickly and accurately is an impressive feat on the part of the nervous system. You have to be smart to be that lazy!” noted lead author Jessica Selinger.The findings, which were made by studying the energetic costs of walking, apply to most of our movements.The paper appeared in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.last_img read more