Jurgen Klopp pokes fun of Manchester City after winning UEFA Champions League with Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement 2q093NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8znf6nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2x29( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ag80Would you ever consider trying this?😱cqkgCan your students do this? 🌚ictRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool fans from across the globe would tell you that their manager Jurgen Klopp has a great sense of humor. After their Champions League victory over Tottenham in the final, the German took a sly dig at Manchester City for not being able to win Europe’s elite club level competition.Advertisement Jurgen Klopp took a sly dig at Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola over the phonePep Guardiola called Jurgen Klopp to congratulate on winning the UEFA Champions League and informed that their head physio wanted to win the Champions League this season. Hence, he changed his loyalty from Manchester City to Liverpool midway.“A second ago I had Pep Guardiola on the phone. Our head physio (Lee Nobes) worked for Manchester City at the beginning of the season, but he wanted to win the Champions… no, it’s a joke,” said Klopp.Advertisement Klopp enjoyed the tough fight between Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League this season and hoped that they would be able to produce the same show the next year.“And we promised each other already that we will fight each other again next year. We will go for everything and let’s see if we get something,” concluded Klopp.Advertisement Also Read: Maurizio Sarri going to be the next manager of Juventus with £6M deal   Advertisementlast_img read more

Stingrays on the improve

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Guyanese Americans rally for DACA in Richmond Hill

first_imgDear Editor,A couple dozens of Indo-Guyanese and Indo-Trinis, joined by a few nationals of other countries, rallied mid-afternoon on Saturday, September 16, in Richmond Hill in support of DACA (Deferred Action on Child Arrivals) which was terminated by President Trump on Sept 6. Meanwhile, four Indo-Guyanese lawyers in Richmond Hill held a legal clinic, or session, to assist DACA people.DACA is a limited federal programme that was designed to protect immigrants who came to the US illegally as children (known as Dreamers) with their parents. There are some 800,000 such child immigrants. Some 1266 Guyanese and 3600 Trinis applied for DACA up until last year. Tens of thousands of Caribbean nationals applied for DACA. There are 42,000 DACA recipients in New York.Most DACA applicants are from California and are nationals of Spanish-speaking countries. They were brought into the US as children without any fault of their own. They have virtually no experience in, or knowledge of, the countries or societies where they were born. They have studied and worked in the US.Former President Barack Obama issued the executive order in 2012 to prevent these children from being deported. It has given them temporary status — to be renewed annually — to live, go to school, and work without fear of deportation. The programme will be phased out in six months, unless Congress passes legislation to address it with an alternative plan.The rally attendees, led by Ms Aminta Kilawan Narine, want to help DACA people to become legal residents, and to live normal lives just like everyone else. The attendees at the rally called for a repeal of DACA termination, as announced by the President, and an amnesty for DACA folks, so they can become legalised.Those at the rally said they came to support DACA recipients, and to stand with the organizers of the rally.  The attendees held a banner, walked a bit, and chanted a few lines chastising the president and his administration for ending DACA. They said they wanted restoration of DACA and legalisation for the undocumented.Speakers at the rally urged President Trump to rescind his decision, and for Congress to implement legislation granting permanent protection for DACA recipients. It was noted that DACA helped to restore some dignity and respect for these undocumented children. The organisers noted that the Indo-Caribbean community has to join the fight for all undocumented communities.But it has been difficult to get Guyanese to attend a rally on any issue, except when it affects their bread and butter issues, like collecting rent on illegal apartments. Thus it was not surprising that the turnout at the rally was small, as opposed to, say, a rally on illegal apartments, which attracted thousands. I attended dozens of pro-immigrant rallies over the last couple decades. There was sparse Guyanese representation. As Chuck Mohan would attest, it has been almost impossible to get Guyanese to attend immigration rallies, although Guyanese are beneficiaries of those rallies. Even the struggle for restoration of democracy in Guyana, during the 1970s thru 1992, involved only a handful of us. Sarcastic comments were made about the sparse turnout by Guyanese in support of their country folks on immigration.The DACA rally took place in front of Sybil’s take away restaurant at 133 Street on Liberty Ave. The restaurant was packed with Guyanese shoppers, with virtually none of them showing any interest in the rally just feet away from them. They did not even bother to query what the rally was about. They just went about their business, showing no concern about the issue.One of the recipients of DACA, not of Guyanese origin, spoke at the rally. She has an American-born child. If she were to be arrested and deported, it would lead to breakup of her family.Speakers at the rally urged Caribbean nationals to write their Members of Congress to take up this issue.Meanwhile, Trump has cut a deal with Democrats that could extend DACA when it expires in six months.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Wenger tips misfiring Gunners to spark at Anfield

first_imgVan Persie’s goals underpinned Arsenal’s third placed finish and his move to Manchester United has clearly unsettled the balance of Wenger’s team.Wenger needs Germany striker Podolski and France forward Giroud to start scoring regularly, but he know it may well take time for them to adapt to the demands of the Premier League.And Wenger, who lost Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri at this time last season, believes it is too soon to put pressure on his new forwards, citing the examples of Thierry Henry and Robert Pires who took a while to settle before going on to become club legends.“At the moment I do not want to put too much pressure on them. I remember Thierry Henry arrived here and did not play before November, Robert Pires arrived here and for a few months was not an automatic starter,” Wenger said.“So you have to give players who have come in a bit of time to adapt to the league and continue to try to play well as a team.”While Wenger is keen not to rush to judgement over his newboys, he admits to mixed feelings at his side’s start.“We are used to scoring goals, so we cannot say it is not a concern when we don’t score,” he said.“On the other hand, at the moment we have not scored, but we know we can.“We have also not conceded, so 50 per cent is alright and 50 per cent we want to improve.“I believe that it is a big test for us but we played against two teams who restricted us to few chances and you have to give credit to them.“They defended very well but on the other hand they didn’t try to give us too many offensive problems.“That is why Liverpool is a good test, because it is a team who will defend well and attack well.”Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Arsenal to recover quickly and tipped Wenger’s side to finish in top-four again despite increasing competition from big-spending sides like Chelsea and Tottenham.“They won’t be vulnerable for their top four position,” Rodgers said. “They’ve been consistently in that top four for the last 15 years but I do think the competition at the top is immense.“The money that has been invested by some teams makes it that bit tougher. They finished there last year and I’m sure they will do the same this year.“If you look at Arsenal last season they didn’t start very well but they ended up with the objective they wanted which was the top four.”Daniel Agger will return for Liverpool following his one-game suspension, while Lucas Leiva is out with a thigh problem that will keep him sidelined for three months and Andy Carroll has now moved on to West Ham on loan.Rodgers admitted it has been a testing start to life at Anfield as he battles to rebuild the side on limited resources to suit his passing style of play.However, that has not changed the Northern Irishman’s belief he was right to leave Swansea for the more high-pressure position at Anfield.“This is an incredible club,” he added. “I love being here and the challenge of rebuilding this team. I’m used to working with limited resources but obviously the demands are greater here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LIVERPOOL, England, September 1 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has pleaded for patience with new signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud as they attempt to fill the void left by Robin van Persie.Successive scoreless draws against Stoke and Sunderland have provided an underwhelming start for Wenger’s side, who are once again attempting to overcome the loss of a star player at the start of a Premier League campaign.last_img read more

FA board member resigns from FIFA role

first_img1 The pressure on Sepp Blatter has intensified after a second Football Association director resigned from a FIFA post, while a long-serving executive committee member warned that he too is considering his future.Heather Rabbatts, one of the FA’s two independent directors, has resigned from FIFA’s anti-discrimination task force following Blatter’s re-election as president.Rabbatts’ said it was “unacceptable” that so little has been done to reform FIFA and that the latest corruption crisis was “disastrous” for the world governing body’s reputation.Her action follows FA vice-chairman David Gill rejecting his place on the FIFA executive committee in protest at Blatter’s election victory.Meanwhile, FIFA’s medical chief Michel D’Hooghe is considering his own future within the world governing body and is expected to make a decision following a UEFA meeting in Berlin ahead of the Champions League final.Rabbatts had been a member of FIFA’s anti-discrimination task force chaired by Jeffrey Webb, the FIFA vice-president from the Cayman Islands who was one of the seven officials arrested in Zurich on corruption charges last week.In her resignation letter to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, Rabbatts says: “I am withdrawing with immediate effect from the FIFA task force against racism and discrimination.“My willingness to play a part in the development of policies in this area is outweighed by the disastrous effect on FIFA’s reputation of recent events.“Like many in the game I find it unacceptable that so little has been done to reform FIFA and it is clear from the re-election of President Blatter that the challenges facing FIFA and the ongoing damage to the reputation of football’s world governing body are bound to continue to overshadow and undermine the credibility of any work in the anti-discrimination arena and beyond.”Later on Monday, CONCACAF general secretary Enrique Sanz was added to the list of individuals banned from football-related activities by the independent ethics committee following the US investigation.Sanz was not among those named in the scandal last week, but was reportedly placed on an immediate leave of absence soon after the arrests – including that of CONCACAF president Webb, who was provisionally dismissed on Thursday. FIFA president Sepp Blatter last_img read more

DONEGAL SHOPPING BOOST AS STERLING GAINS AGAINST EURO

first_imgTHE crisis over the euro has pushed it down against sterling – giving a jobs boost to Donegal.It will make shopping north of the Border, where prices are steadily rising, less attractive for consumers.And it will bring more northern shoppers back across the Border – especially to Letterkenny. It will also help hotels sell beds to northerners who are getting closer to €1.20 for the £1.Sterling rose to a one-month high against the euro yesterday and could to rise to its strongest in nine months as investors sold the single currency, annoyed at the growing debt crisis.The euro fell as low as 84.96 pence yesterday. Further falls today would take it below 84.86, its March weakest.Already northern shoppers are returning, particularly at weekends. Mark McCloskey of Evolve Menswear in Letterkenny said sterling takings are way up on previous years as weekend shoppers from Belfast, Derry and even Newry come to Donegal to shop.Chamber of Commerce boss Toni Forrester revealed that sales of Shop LK vouchers are up 20% on last year.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL SHOPPING BOOST AS STERLING GAINS AGAINST EURO was last modified: December 8th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MIne shaft

first_imgRESIDENTS of Sun Valley already have to put up with more than their fair share of city blight, such as dumps and junkyards. They shouldn’t have to put up with an illegal mining operation, too.But that seems to be the case at 10148 Weatha Ave., where, by all appearances, a Sherman Oaks company has been excavating, crushing and selling rock, even though it’s only permitted to do some basic grading.This continued for 13 months because the city bureaucracy failed to crack down and stop any violations. It took the intervention belated as it was of City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel to halt the project. And while that’s good news, it’s a travesty that City Hall failed the people of Sun Valley for so long, yet again. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Penguins, octopus spilled on road

first_imgMARSHALL, Texas – A truck transporting zoo animals overturned Tuesday, spilling about two dozen penguins, tropical fish and an octopus onto an east Texas highway, authorities said. The driver, Kelly Hodge, and a passenger suffered minor scratches and bruises. The Indianapolis Zoo employees were taking the animals to Moody Gardens in Galveston when Hodge lost control of the truck on U.S. Highway 59, Buchanan said. The penguins were traveling in heavy tubs, which broke open when the truck crashed. Three penguins were killed by oncoming traffic; one died in the crash. Another penguin suffered a broken wing. The octopus survived, but some fish died when their bags burst, Buchanan said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

UPDATED: Australian police raids foil airliner ‘bomb’ plan

first_imgAustralia has tightened airport security after authorities foiled what they say was a plan to take down an airliner, with at least one report claiming the target was an international flight to the Middle East.Passengers are being told to allow extra time and minimise cabin baggage when checking into airports after the New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT)  arrested four men in raids in several Sydney suburbs on Saturday.Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said security had been increased at Sydney Airport since Thursday and extended to all major international and domestic terminals overnight.“I can report last night that there has been a major joint counterterrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane,” Turnbull told reporters. “The operation is continuing.”The Australian newspaper said Monday it had been told by sources the plan was to attack the plane with “a non-traditional device” explosive device that would have used a toxic sulphur-based gas to kill or immobilise everyone on the plane. The newspaper said authorities believed the plan had been orchestrated by Islamic militants in Syria.Transport Minister Darren Chester said additional security measures were put in place at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Gold Coast and Hobart airports.Both Chester and Turnbull urged travellers to go about their business with confidence.“Some of these measures will be obvious to the travelling public, others will not,’’ Chester said. “The increased measures will include additional checks of cabin and checked baggage.“These additional measures complement the security arrangements already in place and are being applied as an extra precaution, in coordination with counter terrorism raids in Sydney last night.”Searches were conducted at five properties in the Sydney suburbs of Lakemba, Surry Hills, Wiley Park and Punchbowl on Saturday by Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police and intelligence agency ASI0.Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin said the attack planned to use an improvised device to target an Australian plane.Colvin described the threat as “credible’’ and said authorities believed it was Islamic-inspired.But he said there was no evidence to suggest airport security had been compromised.“Australia has some of the best, if not the best airport security arrangements in the world and we’re confident those measures are effective and would have been effective, in this circumstance,’’ he saidColvin cautioned the investigation was “at very early stage” and that searches at four of the five raided premises were ongoing.“And we anticipate they will be ongoing for many hours if not days,’’ he said.The ABC reported it had been told police had found materials and items that could have been used to make a homemade bomb at a property in inner-city Surry Hills.The broadcaster said it understood authorities believed the group was intending to smuggle the device onto a plane.  Seven News later said it had been told the target was an international flight tot he Middle East, possibly Dubai.It is not clear how long the extra security measures will be in place and airlines have been texting and emailing passengers to urge them to be prepared.There is no change to what can or cannot be carried on aircraft but travellers are being advised to arrive two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international services.They are also being asked to limit the amount of carry-on and checked baggage where possible to help ensure the efficiency of security screening.As expected, the Monday-morning surge in traffic caused long lines at major airports but passengers appeared to generally accept the need for tighter security.The Qantas Group, which includes low-cost carrier Jetstar, said it was working closely with government and airport partners to implement the increased measures.“Australia has very strong safeguards in place at its airports; these changes are about making them even stronger,’’ it said.Virgin Australia said in a statement: “The travelling public can expect to experience an increased level of security scrutiny at the airport but they should not be concerned about these precautionary measures.“As the measures place an additional burden on the screening system, it may take a little longer than usual to get through the process.”US authorities warned of ongoing terrorist interest in targeting commercial aviation when they introduced a controversial ban on taking laptops and other large electronic devices as cabin baggage on direct flights to the US from airports in the Middle East and North Africa.In a Q&A released at the time by the Department of Homeland Security, the US said it was concerned about terrorists “ongoing interest in targeting commercial aviation, including transportation hubs over the past two years, as evidenced by the 2015 airliner downing in Egypt, the 2016 attempted airliner downing in Somalia, and the 2016 armed attacks against airports in Brussels and Istanbul”.“Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items,’’ it said.The DHS  has since lifted the laptop ban but required airports operating direct flights to US destinations to have in place “enhanced” security measures.These included a boost to overall passenger screening, heightened screening of personal electronic devices as well as increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas.Chester said security measures in place in Australia included passenger, cabin and checked-luggage screening as well as hardened cockpit doors, security-related cabin crew training and plain clothes in-flight security officers.He said the government also worked closely with airport operators to ensure that physical security measures were in place to protect publicly accessible areas of airport terminals.“This includes the design of airport infrastructure to reduce the impact of a terrorist attack,’’ he said.“As the Prime Minister has said, the safety and security of the travelling public is the government’s number one priority.”last_img read more

Facebook Exec: All Media Will Be Personalized in 3 to 5 Years

first_imgTags:#Analysis#web Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in New York today that in the next three to five years, a website that isn’t tailored to a specific user’s interest will be an anachronism, according to coverage from media industry blog PaidContent.“People don’t want something targeted to the whole world–they want something that reflects what they want to see and know,” Sandberg said at publisher Arianna Huffington’s Advertising Week event today. So much for all the news that’s fit to print – Sandberg’s vision of the future sounds more like all the news that’s relevant to your taste profile and social graph. Is that emphasis on personalization, which Facebook is better suited to power than any other company in history, a good or bad thing for media and the democracy it ought to fuel?Above: Facebook’s new Page Browser recommendation feature, which thankfully mixes it up a lot.Your News is Good NewsIf the Facebook vision of “instant personalization” comes true, media websites and applications will emphasize content that was already shared by your Facebook friends, similar to other content that you yourself have shared on Facebook, or similar to other content that friends have shared. Available content might be privileged because it was published with keywords that appear on your Facebook profile.The point is – you’ll be shown first and foremost content on topics that you have expressed an interest in already, which is described in the same ways you describe your interests and that is deemed valid by people you trust.The upside? A deep dive into specialized news and analysis, on the topics that are most important to you, will be easier to discover than ever before. The upside: a new level of subject-level sophistication, detail and efficiency will be available to a wider variety of people than ever before.That’s already happening on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Followers of the @rwwgeo Twitter account, for example, received today a link to a 3 page article about the technical barriers to indoor mobile navigation apps, originally published on a website called GPS Business News. A personalized news service would recognize that those readers have subscribed to that source, that the source delivered that story from that website, whether a reader clicked through the link when they saw it and whether they shared it again with their friends. The more of those conditions that are true, the more likely a super-wonky GPS article will be to appear in their news experience later.That’s fantastic: a new level of subject-level sophistication, detail and efficiency will be available to a wider variety of people than ever before. Reading the news no longer means opening the local newspaper and seeing the lowest-common denominator news that the largest number of people will likely find palatable.Personalized Media is Bad for the SoulThe other side of the coin is perhaps more familiar: the argument that personalization is an information silo. It leads to self re-enforcing political perspectives, unchecked extremism, a shortage of empathy, stunted learning about the world and a weak democracy.A personalized media experience might be good for exposure to long-tail content, but it might also be bad for it. There’s something about a highly personalized stream that feels contrary to the public square feeling of a democracy.Personalized recommendations have long been the holy grail of advertising and commerce, but learning, discourse and media have different goals in mind – don’t they? In theory, media is about expanding our horizons more than maximizing conversion rate.Personalized recommendations have long been the holy grail of advertising and commerce, but learning, discourse and media have different goals in mind – don’t they? In theory, media is about expanding our horizons more than maximizing conversion rate.But perhaps media organizations will find a good balance of personalization and general interest content. That might be ideal from a media consumer’s perspective, but for publishers enjoying a newfound ability to squeeze more and more pageviews and advertising dollars out of a customer’s interest profile – why stop short of 100% personalization?What do you think about the prospect of extensive media personalization? Do you think it’s as likely as Sandberg and Facebook do? Do you think it’s likely to be a net positive or negative for those of us on the receiving end? How do you think it might be done well – without coming at too high a price in terms of intellectual narrowing? Now is a good time to consider these questions, because the era of all the news the algorithm calculates you’ll like is very fast approaching. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more