Lukaku opens up on the positive vibes in Uniteds squad

first_imgRomelu Lukaku revealed that Manchester United players are enjoying the happy atmosphere in training since the exit of Jose Mourinho.The Belgian forward may not be having more game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he admitted the positive vibes in the squad has been a key factor to their success.“It’s different, a lot more positive,” he told Canal+.“People are smiling. At the moment everything is going well, and we have to continue like this. We’re enjoying it.”Lukaku further claimed everyone is getting back to their best again after a difficult start to the campaign, with the improved form of Pogba and Rashford a testimony to the assertion.“We tell him at training, Paul is happy, and then he laughs,” Lukaku disclosed via FourFourTwo.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“At the moment, everyone is playing at their level. That’s what’s good. Paul, Marcus (Rashford), even myself when I play, I try to bring something to the team, Anthony (Martial). The competitive mindset is returning in every player.“You see it at training when we do mini games, 6 vs 6, 8 vs 8, you can see the players are wanting to prove themselves to the manager because they want to take their chance, but the most important remains the team. That’s what’s going to help us to return where we belong.”Up next for Manchester United is a tricky tie against relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday.Lukaku: “This competitive spirit is coming back out of each player, it has already started in training when we play small-sided matches, 6 vs 6, 8 vs 8, you can see it the players want to prove themselves to the manager.” #MUFC #GGMU— (@UnitedRedscom) February 4, 2019last_img read more

Keely Smith JazzPop Singer Dies At 89

first_img Keely Smith: 1928–2017 keely-smith-jazzpop-singer-dies-89 Email Keely Smith: Jazz/Pop Singer Dies At 89 Facebook Twitter News The classic balladeer was known for her GRAMMY-winning duet with Louis Prima, “That Old Black Magic”Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 18, 2017 – 4:14 pm Iconic pop/jazz vocalist Keely Smith died in Palm Springs, Calif., on Dec. 16. The Los Angeles Times reports the cause of death was apparent heart failure. She was 89.Best known for the classic 1958 duet version of “That Old Black Magic” with her then-husband Louis Prima, some considered her a “straight man” playing against Prima’s comedic antics. Their act became a top staple of the Las Vegas scene through the 1950s. After she filed for divorce from Prima in 1961, she signed with Reprise, a new label formed by Frank Sinatra, and began working with arranger Nelson Riddle.Smith won a GRAMMY for Best Performance By A Vocal Group Or Chorus for “That Old Black Magic” at the 1st Annual GRAMMY Awards. She was also nominated for “I Wish You Love” in the category Best Vocal Performance, Female that same year. She earned an additional nomination for Keely Sings Sinatra for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 44th GRAMMY Awards.Her iconic status was reinforced performing “That Old Black Magic” at the milestone 50th GRAMMY Awards with Kid Rock.”In a career spanning more than seven decades, Keely was celebrated by fans and critics alike, praised for her powerful vocals,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “Keely will be greatly missed and our sincerest condolences go out to her family, friends and creative collaborators.”Rihanna To Lady Gaga: Rethinking Pop With Women In The CenterRead morelast_img read more

UPDATE Accident In Northwest Houston Involving Two School Buses Leaves Several Students

first_img Share Photo: KTRK-ABC Channel 13 via Twitter @ abc13houstonThe Navasota Independent School District reported on April 18 that 25 students and five adults were being transported to hospitals in the Houston area because of a traffic accident that involved two school buses and a CenterPoint utility truck.The Houston Fire Department (HFD) reported Wednesday that 29 people were transported to four hospitals located in the Houston area because of a traffic accident that involved two school buses  from the Navasota Independent School District (NISD) and a CenterPoint utility truck. The HFD detailed in a news release sent at 4:28 p.m. that the people who were transported were in “stable” condition.29 total transports from school bus accident on 290.— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) April 18, 2018The HFD detailed the accident occurred in the morning near the intersection of Highway 290 and Fairbanks North Houston Road, northwest of downtown Houston.In a post of its own published on its Facebook page, the NISD said that 25 students and five adults had been transported to local hospitals. The school district posted its update on Facebook earlier than the HFD’s tweet.“At this time the injuries appear to be minor, but for precautionary measures they are being sent for further evaluation,” noted the Facebook post.According to information that was also posted on Facebook by the NISD, two school buses were involved in the accident as 5th grade students from John C. Webb Elementary were traveling to Houston for a class field trip.There were a total of 94 students or staff traveling on three buses, two of which buses were involved in the accident, also according to the school district. One bus was rear ended by the truck, causing it to collide with the bus in front of it.According to the HFD news release, 43 students were uninjured.last_img read more

Univision Alum Isaac Lee Acquires Mexicos Redrum Launches Exile Content EXCLUSIVE

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 Other members of the core Redrum team joining Exile include screenwriter Jorge Dorantes, production executive Stephanie Correa, location manager Juan Pablo Noval and line producers-production managers Rafael Cuervo and Gilardo Martinez. Popular on Variety Isaac Lee, the former chief creative officer of Univision and Televisa, has formed an ambitious new company called Exile Content and he has acquired Mexican production services company Redrum.Redrum founder Stacy Perskie will run Exile’s studio along with his team of partners, including Adrian Grunberg, who is currently directing “Rambo 5” and helmed Redrum’s first original in-house production, “Get the Gringo,” starring Mel Gibson. Exile Content will have offices in Mexico and Los Angeles.Redrum has provided production services to some of the most prominent films to shoot in Mexico, including “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” “Blade Runner 2049, “Bel Canto,” “Spectre” and “Elysium.” On the TV side, it has worked on Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” and season two of Amazon Prime’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” among others. “Exile is about premium content and no one in the region has more experience producing with the highest production values then Redrum,” said Lee. “Having Stacy as our head of studio and Redrum handling all our productions is a guarantee of quality for our projects.”Daniel Eilemberg, the former president and chief content officer of Univision’s Fusion, will serve as Exile’s president of content. Eilemberg is the founder and president of influential award-winning news brands Animal Político and Pájaro Político and is the former editor of Poder magazine where Lee was a founding partner and Editor in Chief.Eilemberg’s executive producer credits include Sundance Audience Award Winner “Science Fair,” “Inside: FARC Hostage Rescue” for National Geographic Channel and the upcoming “Murder Mountain” and “Who Killed Malcolm X.”Alejandro Uribe will serve as CEO of Exile Content. Uribe was Televisa’s VP of Corporate Strategy where he restructured Televisa’s streaming service BLIM and cobbled the deal for Televisa Alternative Originals (TAO) to produce the thriller series “Un Extraño Enemigo” for Amazon Prime.“Un Extraño Enemigo” is directed by Gabriel Ripstein whose debut feature “600 Miles” won Best First Feature at the 2016 Berlin festival.“Having Perskie as head of studio, Eilemberg as president of content and Uribe as CEO sets us up with the right team to execute on our strategy,” said Lee.The new company is in advanced talks with various streaming platforms, including Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple. “Our primary clients are likely to be the OTTs but we’ll also be dealing with the premium cable networks such as HBO, Showtime, Starz and FX,” said Uribe.Exile will provide production services under the Redrum banner, said Perskie. “Being part of Exile will create a more robust structure and give us the capacity to make more films and TV series,” said Perskie. “Our mandate is not about volume but about making projects we’re passionate about,” he added. The company will also be tapping Mexico’s raft of incentives for film and television production.last_img read more

Study finds possible link between Arctic change and extreme midlatitude weather

first_img Explore further Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes, study shows For the past several years planetary researchers have begun to wonder if Arctic warming is causing changes to weather in the northern mid-latitudes. They note, as just one example, the exceedingly harsh 2013/14 winter—very low temperatures in parts of North America and well above average rainfall in parts of Europe.Scientists have grown concerned as measurements have indicated that the Arctic is warming faster than expected—twice as fast as the rest of the planet (Arctic amplification), which means snow and ice is melting faster than expected as well. During the same time period, the mid-latitudes have experienced some unusual weather—stronger storms, colder winters and hotter summers. Several groups have looked to see if a discernible link between the two trends could be found. And while no single team has been able to find concrete evidence, many have found what appears to an indirect link. In this new effort, the researchers suggest that such studies, when looked at as a single entity, provide a strong case for such a link, and they even suggest how: changes to the jet stream, to storm tracks and to planetary waves and their associated energy propagation.Taken together, the researchers report, the data indicates that a weaker temperature gradient between the Arctic region and the northern latitudes, is leading to changes in the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere and because of that, unpredictable changes to weather patterns.The researchers are careful to note that despite the mounting evidence of an Arctic-northern latitude weather link, the degree to which it is likely occurring remains highly uncertain. They suggest more research be undertaken and more models developed to help better understand what a fast warming Arctic may mean for the northern hemisphere in general as the future unfolds. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ( —A team of researchers with members from Europe and the U.S. has found a possible link between Arctic amplification and severe weather in the northern mid-latitude parts of the planet. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the researchers describe how they conducted a review of the findings of other researchers looking for a connection between Arctic warming and extreme weather events and what they found as a result. More information: Recent Arctic amplification and extreme mid-latitude weather, Nature Geoscience (2014) DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2234AbstractThe Arctic region has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average—a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification. The rapid Arctic warming has contributed to dramatic melting of Arctic sea ice and spring snow cover, at a pace greater than that simulated by climate models. These profound changes to the Arctic system have coincided with a period of ostensibly more frequent extreme weather events across the Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes, including severe winters. The possibility of a link between Arctic change and mid-latitude weather has spurred research activities that reveal three potential dynamical pathways linking Arctic amplification to mid-latitude weather: changes in storm tracks, the jet stream, and planetary waves and their associated energy propagation. Through changes in these key atmospheric features, it is possible, in principle, for sea ice and snow cover to jointly influence mid-latitude weather. However, because of incomplete knowledge of how high-latitude climate change influences these phenomena, combined with sparse and short data records, and imperfect models, large uncertainties regarding the magnitude of such an influence remain. We conclude that improved process understanding, sustained and additional Arctic observations, and better coordinated modelling studies will be needed to advance our understanding of the influences on mid-latitude weather and extreme events.center_img Citation: Study finds possible link between Arctic change and extreme mid-latitude weather (2014, August 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2014 Journal information: Nature Geoscience Mosaic of images of the Arctic by MODIS. Credit: NASAlast_img read more

ATMs running dry reminds me of demonetisation days Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Amid reports of ATMs running dry in several states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it reminds her of the demonetisation days. She also asked whether a “financial emergency” was going on in the country.”Seeing reports of ATMs running out of cash in several states. Big notes missing. Reminder of #DeMonetisation days. Is there a Financial Emergency going on in the country? #CashCrunch #CashlessATMs,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsCurrency shortage was reported in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh in the past few weeks. There were also complaints of shortage in parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Bihar on Monday.However, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government has reviewed the situation and “there is more than adequate currency in circulation”.According to the Reserve Bank of India data, currency in circulation as on April 6 was Rs 18.17 lakh crore.last_img read more

China plans 30000 km high speed rail network by 2020

first_img Share Tags: China The Canadian Press Posted by BEIJING — The Chinese government plans to expand the country’s high-speed rail network to 30,000 kilometres by 2020, part of public infrastructure spending aimed at shoring up economic growth.The network would connect more than 80 per cent of China’s major cities, Vice Transport Minister Yang Yudong said. Last year, China’s high-speed railway totalled 19,000 kilometres (11,800 miles).Overall, China plans to invest 3.5 trillion yuan ($504 billion) in railway construction between this year and 2020, Yang said. He was speaking at a briefing introducing plans to improve the country’s transportation services.The plans call for the renovation of expressways and faster construction of railways to serve less-developed regions in central and western China.Economic growth has steadily slowed over the past six years as communist leaders seek to wean the economy off manufacturing and exports in favour of more self-sustaining growth based on consumer spending.In the last two years, officials have responded with ramped up spending on construction of highways and other public works.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesOn Wednesday, China began operating a new high-speed rail line linking the financial hub of Shanghai in the east with Kunming, the capital of southwestern Yunnan province, a poorer region.The line spans 2,252 kilometres across five provinces, cutting travel time to 11 hours from 35 hours, state media reported.center_img China plans 30,000 km high speed rail network by 2020 Thursday, December 29, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Regional tourism structure undetermined

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Australia’s Regional Tourism Organisation is still “up in the air” following the release of the Government’s Visitor Economy Taskforce (VET) report, according to Tourism Industry Council NSW general manager Andrew Jefferies.The New South Wales Government revealed the results of its VET report earlier this month; comprising strategic recommendations and action plans. Last year the Tourism Industry Council NSW requested the reduction and amalgamation of the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) network.“The release of the VET report clearly leaves the future of the regional tourism network up in the air and we are keen to learn more from the Government about its future plans in this area, including the establishment of the five visitor economy zones across NSW,” Mr Jefferies said.While the TIC was supportive of the need for tourism infrastructure developments, it was troubled by the lack of industry independence.“We are concerned that an over reliance on the decisions made by the elected body of a Local Government Authority may not deliver the necessary results… to support rate increases over and above the present rate pegging methods,” Mr Jefferies said.“We agree with calls for greater leadership and collaboration between like minded Councils with a strong interest in the tourism space, however, we are also keenly aware of the competing priorities and challenges that many Local Government Authorities around the state face to remain sustainable, coupled with regular changes to political cycles and the changeover in representatives every four years.”The TIC have shown support for a “definitive future direction” aimed at bringing together and galvanising the industry “in order to achieve the objectives of the plan to double overnight visitor expenditure into New South Wales by 2020,” Mr Jefferies added.The New South Wales Government will consider the recommendations of the VET report and release a response this October; the Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan 2012. Regional Australialast_img read more

Rep Canfield supports passage of historic roads legislation

first_img06Nov Rep. Canfield supports passage of historic roads legislation Categories: Canfield News State Rep. Edward Canfield applauds the passage of legislation that earmarks $1.2 billion annually to fix the state’s transportation system.The plan, approved this week by the House and Senate, calls for setting aside $600 million every year from the General Fund and raising an additional $600 million annually through modest increases in vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes.“This is a good, balanced compromise which will guarantee safe roads for Michigan’s families and commerce,” Rep. Canfield said. “It’s a simple, elegant solution that recognizes the concerns on both sides of the debate.”The legislation will also expand the Homestead Property Tax Credit to provide tax relief to low- and middle-class residents and seniors across the state.Rep. Canfield said the plan builds on funding already re-prioritized for road projects during the past five years.“We already put $1.2 billion into our roads,” said Rep. Canfield. “Now that same figure is going to be an annual investment.”The legislation also:Puts an emphasis on stronger warranties to guarantee that the work will last for years to come; andIncreases diesel taxes to be equal to gas taxes, while also instituting a process to tax alternative fuels.The bills now go to the governor for consideration.last_img read more

Rounding Out the Best Return on Investment for New York City MBAs

first_img RelatedWhich 1-Year MBA Program in New York Is Right for You?New Yorkers are always in a hurry. For those looking for that same speed with their MBA, they’re in luck. The city—home to eight million people—has five schools where candidates can graduate with an MBA or similar degree within a year. What better place to build your business knowledge than…September 11, 2017In “Accelerated MBA”Top Online MBA Programs in New York CityIt used to be that online schooling was less useful and well respected than on-campus learning. It was thought that online students took the easy path to their education, but no longer. Now, for many graduate programs, their online MBAs are just as exceptional as their on-campus counterparts. Students take…November 23, 2016In “Advice”Lehigh Business Heading To Forté Foundation ForumsFrom mid-August and into the fall, the Forté MBA Forums will be held across 12 cities in the U.S., Canada and UK. Representatives from dozens of highly-reputable business schools will be in attendance for the 12-city event, including the Lehigh University College of Business and Economics. Michael Tarantino, Director of Recruitment…August 9, 2017In “Featured Home” Rounding Out the Best Return on Investment for New York City MBAs, Part III Last Updated Jan 8, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail regions: New York Citycenter_img In an accelerated political and economic landscape, New York City remains the center of gravity for international business. But year after year, how do newly minted New Yorkers survive in a city where the cost of living is reportedly 70 percent higher than the national average? This is especially true now when fewer and fewer aspiring professionals can afford to sacrifice continuity of employment to advance their careers.Perhaps there’s some truth to the stalwart New Yorker archetype—part salesperson, part artist, part lunatic, which in many ways describes the ideal MBA. But for aspiring MBAs who lean more toward one category than others, the sleepless city still holds distinct advantages for candidates—specifically with the New York City region’s many non-traditional MBA offerings. Whereas Part I and Part II of this series took a closer look at returns on investment for more traditional MBA programs, Part III assesses the b-schools in the greater New York Metro region that offer flexible and fast-track degrees.These options carry a lower overall price tag due to less time spent in the classroom, which helps graduates enter their chosen fields sooner. Students can also opt to study part-time so as not to interrupt current employment. Those looking for the sweet spot in flexible, efficient education and savvy, cost-effective living within commuting distance of the city are wise to consider the available options.If you’re looking to make short work of your MBA and optimize your ROI at the same time, see how these institutions stack up.New York City MBA Return on Investment Pt. IIILehigh College of Business and EconomicsLocated within commuting distance of New York City and several other metropolitan areas in the region, Lehigh College of Business is one of the most expensive 1-year MBA on this list, with tuition priced at $64,750. However, Lehigh students graduate with an average debt of $34,215 and earn an average base salary of $59,200, making repayment easily navigable. Lehigh also offers a Flex MBA.Ramapo College’s Anisfield School of BusinessWith an Accelerated 1-year MBA which includes an immersive nine-day trip to China, Ramapo College’s Anisfield School of Business is priced at $44,608 for the entire program. MBAs graduate with an average debt of $33,300 and earn an average base salary of $48,700. The school also offers a traditional two-year degree.Binghamton University School of ManagementBinghamton University School of Management offers a Fast-Track Professional MBA in the form of a one year program which carries a modest tuition of $16,776 for in-state residents and a still competitive $26,466 for out-of-state residents. MBAs graduate with an average debt of $25,718 and earn and average base salary of $60,140. While more than a hop, skip, and a jump away from New York City, this program boasts one of the better return on investment opportunities in the New York City metro.Rutgers Business School (Newark, New Brunswick)While Rutgers is certainly the largest university on this installment to the Return on Investment series, it is often overlooked among the better business school options in the NYC metro. Offering traditional full-time, the Rutgers Business School also houses a part-time MBA program with a $64,620 tuition for New Jersey residents. This sits near the top of our list in cost, and out-of-state candidates pay a comparatively hefty $112,140 in total. MBAs graduate with an average debt of $25,974 from the New Brunswick campus and $27,881 from the Newark campus, going on to make an average base salary of $89,436. This makes Rutgers’ salary-to-debt ratio the best on this list.Stillman School of BusinessThe Seton Hall’s Stillman School of Business draws heavily from residents of near-bye geographic areas by offering an Flex MBA program at $1,305 per credit hour. Total credit hours vary depending on the candidate’s particular path and subject of study, and there are several from which to chose. MBAs graduate with an average debt of $38,414 and earn an average base salary of $54,088.Catch up with our New York City MBA Return on Investment series with Part I and Part II today. About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer last_img read more