This should come as a surprise to, well, absolutely nobody, but ESPN and Fox are not pleased with the Big 12. If you’ve been paying attention you know that the Big 12 is about to force the hands of these content distributors to the tune of around potentially $1 billion all for adding Colorado State, Cincinnati and Memphis to its conference. You can understand the displeasure of ESPN and Fox, yes?Sports Business Daily reported on the matter on Monday.ESPN and Fox Sports believe that expansion with schools from outside the power five conferences will water down the Big 12 and make it less valuable, not more, sources said. But the Big 12 is financially motivated to add more teams.Stunning, I know. I’m blown away actually. The Big 12 wants to add more teams because it means more money for them, and ESPN and Fox don’t want to pay because it means less money for them. The question for me to ESPN and Fox is, “why is this clause even in the contract?” You knew the landscape when it was signed — or at least most of it — why not protect yourself against this very thing?Sports Business Daily continues.There’s also some history here. Executives at ESPN and Fox remember 2010 when they helped hold the conference together against the Pac-12’s raid by keeping rights fees at the 12-team level, even though the Big 12 was reduced to 10 teams — Nebraska left for the Big Ten, while Colorado departed for the Pac-12. In this latest round of expansion, network executives say the Big 12 is putting the conference’s financial gain ahead of its quality.So there was a wink-wink in 2010 when ESPN and Fox artificially inflated the cashflow to the conference despite its loss of Nebraska and Colorado. OK. Still, why put the clause in the contract?If the networks, both of which have encountered some financial challenges in the last year with cutbacks and subscriber losses, decided to staunchly challenge the contracts, they could simply not pay the increases and force the conference to take them to court. ESPN and Fox would argue that the move to expand and charge the TV networks more money does not reflect the spirit of the original deals, which were signed four years ago. Another option would be to go along with the increases now and not support the Big 12 in 2025, when the grant of rights and the TV deals expire.And there we go. That’s where all this is headed. In other words, If you expand right now, here’s the Big 12 in 2025 in the eyes of ESPN and Fox when the current contracts are up: While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The top brass in the Big 12 knows this of course, but 2025 is a long way away. College football contracts will look vastly different in 10 years as will the folks signing them. Relationships change. This won’t be Burns Hargis’ and Bob Bowlsby’s problem in 10 years.Bad blood in 2016 might not be bad blood in 2025. You might be able to get away with it. As the content provider, you sort of hold all the cards, don’t you? And the Big 12 is almost certainly going to expand because $1B is $1B. It’s a chance they’re willing to take — to call the bluff of ESPN and Fox a decade in the future. And you know what? From a financial standpoint I kind of think they should.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State scored two more defensive/special touchdowns on Saturday to extend its seven-year total to 39 which is tops in the country. We already looked at Madre Harper’s muffed punt TD, but we also need to look at the insane way Ramon Richards scored.Richards’ TD came in the second half after a forced fumble and Devante Averette save that reminded me of the Bedlam 2010 Brodrick Brown-Shaun Lewis save.Here’s a look.Don’t totally know what happened, but Ramon Richards scored. pic.twitter.com/e4kymDHVOa— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 2016 This was incredible. pic.twitter.com/LTQCSC3Pw1— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 3, 2016Thirty-nine non-offensive TDs in seven years is not a fluke. It’s a trend. It is something OSU has emphasized on defense and special teams almost every year of the Gundy Era, and it is off to another great start in 2016.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Football NewsHow Mike Gundy could have gone to Pitt instead of Oklahoma State. [Tulsa World]The Oklahoma State-Central Michigan officiating fiasco overshadowed something far more important to the Cowboys than just victory or defeat on Sept. 10. OSU either didn’t play very well or isn’t all that good. [NewsOK]Saturday defines the season. I actually agree with this. [CRFF]Behind enemy lines. Going a little deeper on Pitt. Great stuff here from Steven Mandeville. [PFB]Gundy on his RBs: “That’s every day with all players, right?. They’re all good kids. Arroyo does a good job with telling them this is what you do, this is why we’re doing it. It hasn’t become an issue. But it’s like when you had (J.W.) Walsh and Mason last year, both of them wanted to be in every play. The best thing that ever happened to us is both of them could play.” [NewsOK]Uniform predictions for Pitt. Carson on tilt! [PFB]Oklahoma State has won 15 of its last 16 non-conference games played in Boone Pickens Stadium, dating back to a 2009 loss to Houston. The Cowboys are 25-2 in non-conference home games under Mike Gundy. [okstate]How OSU’s biggest strength might be a game-changer on Saturday. [NewsOK]Recruiting NewsChuba Hubbard, still a freak. [PFB]Around the LeagueWeek 3 picks by our staff. Kyle B. and I are a combined 1-11! [PFB]Art Briles was at the Rice-Baylor game last night for some reason. [Yahoo]This would have been tremendous.UTSA has better score a touchdown here so I can write my Sturm und Drang headline.— Samuel Chi (@ThePlayoffGuru) September 17, 2016Amazing!TFW your friends are trying to wake you up too early for a 12pm kickoff game…https://t.co/iHTumaOf2A— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 17, 2016More Stuff I’m readingOn the friendship of Michelle Obama and Laura Bush. [Washington Post]The rise of video makes it a weird year to be a publisher. [NY Mag]Facing shutdowns, independent publications head to Medium. [Poynter]
Oklahoma State and Kansas State played a hell of a football game on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan. It was a game that left Glenn Spencer saying, “How did we win that game?” If you simply look at the drive charts, you will be wondering the same thing. Let’s dive in.OSU Drive ChartOklahoma State started off in the first half but went four straight drives in the middle without a point and had two punts and two turnovers. Then it ended the way it began — with a batch of TDs.Yards per play: 10.0Points per drive (offense): 3.58Points per drive (defense): 2.50Points off turnovers: 0Average starting field position: Own 19One area in which Oklahoma State has really thrived this year is the field position game. This was not the case on Saturday as Kansas State started a full 14 yards better than the Pokes. It was not a banner day for either defense although OSU held KSU to around its average (2.44 PPD).Note: I had this incorrect in my 10 Thoughts as I forgot about the pick-six which obviously doesn’t go to the offense.Oklahoma State went 247 yards in its final three scoring drives in just 15 plays or 16.5 yards per play. That is strong. That is finishing like Rob Glass is your conditioning coach.“We stress never showing any fear, never showing any fatigue, and never showing any frustration in our organization,” said Gundy after the game. “Two of those came to light by not showing frustration, from the coaches or players, we are not allowed to show frustration. I thought the fatigue in the latter part of the game that we were in better condition and more fresh than they [Kansas State] were today.”Kansas State Drive ChartGiving up 16 points in the first four drives to a team that almost literally does not pass is not how you want to roll if you’re Oklahoma State. Neither is that 0-play, 0-yard drive in the third quarter.Yards per play: 5.8Points per drive (offense): 2.50Points per drive (defense): 3.58Points off turnovers: 7Average starting field position: Own 33Kansas State didn’t really capitalize on the turnovers it created netting just seven points off of three turnovers. To contrast Oklahoma State’s final three scoring drives, Kansas State had 17 just 68 yards on 17 plays in its final three drives when OSU desperately needed stops.The Pokes won the game when the chips were down late in the fourth quarter. Something they seem to have a history of doing. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Transfers Man Utd hoping to keep De Gea for many years to come – Fortune Chris Burton 02:20 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) CRISTINA QUICLER Transfers Manchester United David de Gea José Mourinho Real Madrid Primera División Premier League The Spain international goalkeeper continues to be heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, but a former Red Devils star is looking for him to stay Manchester United are hoping to keep David de Gea at the club for “many years to come”, says Quinton Fortune, with the Red Devils not in the business of selling the world’s best.Speculation continues to suggest that Real Madrid are preparing another raid on Old Trafford for a long-standing transfer target.The Blancos are willing to spend big on De Gea, despite the Spain international being under contract in England until at least 2019. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp United have the option to trigger a 12-month extension in the 27-year-old’s current deal, while fresh terms have been mooted for a man that Jose Mourinho and Co have no intention of parting with.Former Red Devils star Fortune told PA Sport on De Gea: “When he arrived at Old Trafford, he was a bit rocky at the start of his career but the improvement he has made has been unbelievable.”When you look at the last couple of seasons, he has been player of the year – which is a little bit weird for a Manchester United goalkeeper.”I think the position we are in the league and all the competition, I think David’s played a big role in that. Look at some of the games this season – he has kept us in games. The Sevilla game, especially, he was outstanding.”In my opinion, he’s probably the best goalkeeper in the world at this moment in time and we hope that continues. He’s been absolutely brilliant, and we hope we can keep him here for many years to come.”United are looking for De Gea to play a leading role in their future plans, with Fortune confident that Mourinho can piece together a Premier League title challenge if given further funds in which to try and close the gap on Manchester City over the summer.The South African added: “It’s a little bit frustrating to see us in second position [sic], but City has been outstanding this season and it will be a miracle to catch them.”They are going to have to lose every single game and we’re going to have to win every single game, but the signs are there for next season and there’s still a lot to play for this season.”The way we’re playing looks very difficult to beat in any competition, so I hope next season we’ll go that extra step further and win the league.”I am sure there will be changes in the summer. The manager will want to strengthen the team and that’s part of being a Manchester United player.”You want to improve, you want to have competition and I am sure the manager will strengthen his team and try to win the league next year.”
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World Cup Shaqiri, Xhaka facing disciplinary action over controversial goal celebration Dejan Kalinic 06:57 6/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images World Cup Serbia v Switzerland Switzerland Serbia The governing body confirmed it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Switzerland pair for their celebrations against Serbia Switzerland stars Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka are facing disciplinary action from FIFA after their provocative goal celebration against Serbia at the World Cup .The pair struck in the second half to lead Switzerland to a come-from-behind 2-1 win in Russia on Friday, but it was their celebration that took most attention.Shaqiri and Xhaka put their hands together to form what looked like a two-headed eagle, similar to the one on the flag of Albania, threatening to inflame political tensions in the Balkans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for their goal celebration during the match Switzerland vs. Serbia,” the governing body said in a statement on Saturday.Shaqiri and Xhaka are of Kosovar heritage, with the former born in the partially recognised nation which was fought over by forces from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – Montenegro and Serbia at that time – and the Kosovo Liberation Army in the late 1990s.Despite being recognised by UEFA, Serbia refuses to see Kosovo as an independent state, meaning relations remain tense.FIFA has also opened proceedings against the Serbian Football Association for “crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans”.A preliminary investigation was opened against Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic for alleged statements made post-match.
World Cup Denmark vs France: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty World Cup Denmark v France Denmark France Powerade Denmark and France will clash on Tuesday at the Luzhniki Stadium to decide the winners of Group C Denmark get the point they need to join France in the last-16 of the World Cup. A poor first half showing was followed by an even more dull second as neither team tried to take charge of the game. It took only the 82nd minute before either goalkeeper was tested, with Schmeichel tipping away Fekir’s curling effort. Mbappe added energy to the French attack but still could not create anything worthy of note. With the likes of Croatia or Argentina potential opponents in the last-16, both sides will have to up their game if they hope to progress any further.FULL-TIME: DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 90+2 mins: SUB! Delaney injures himself in that challenge on Mbappe. Lerager comes on to replace him.90 mins: Mbappe again the inspiration as he latches onto the loose ball after Delaney’s challenge and makes his way into the box. He lays it off to Giroud who can only poke his return pass behind the run of Mbappe. Better from France.89 mins: France move the ball around with comfort, but it is all sideways and backwards. It’s worked to Mbappe on the right wing who tries to inject some energy into the attack, but the return pass from N’Zonzi is too heavy and the PSG forward can only flick the ball behind for a goal kick.87 mins: A chorus of boos ring around the stadium once more as Denmark pass it safely along the back line. France are dominating possession at the moment though, Denmark look happy just to hold on for a draw.86 mins: Prior to his substitution in the 68th minute, Griezmann didn’t complete a single pass to strike partner Giroud in this game.84 mins: Mbappe has added a bit of life to the French attack but they are still unable to find any way through the Danish defence so far. 82 mins: CHANCE! 82 minutes played and a goalkeeper is finally tested. Fekir picks the ball up just outside the box and curls a low effort towards the bottom-left corner, but Schmeichel reacts well to punch the ball wide.80 mins: 10 minutes left to play and this game is being played at walking pace at times. Fans all around the stadium voice their displeasure. It has been a poor game.78 mins: SUB! Dembele, who has offered plenty of pace to France but no real end product, is replaced by Paris Saint-Germain teenager Mbappe.77 mins: Denmark’s turn to get bodies forward and test the French back line, but the men in white are holding firm. The Danish fans are cheering every pass.75 mins: A like-for-like change up front for Denmark as Cornelius is replaced by Ajax’s Dolberg.74 mins: They do finally create something though. Mendy fires in a decent cross towards the head of Giroud, but the Chelsea man can only glance his header wide of the right post.73 mins: France continuining to see plenty of the ball but their final product is lacking. 71 mins: This game has arguably been even slower and more lifeless in the second half than the first. Neither side have really put any pressure on their opponents to go for the win.68 mins: Mendy tries to spark some life into the game as he bursts down the left wing, but his deep cross is over the head of everyone. Denmark get a free kick for holding in the box anyway.SUB! Griezmann is replaced by Fekir for France’s second change, with passage to the knockout stages already secured. 67 mins: Slow, ponderous Danish possession comes to an end when a chipped through ball is straight into the hands of Mandanda.66 mins: Denmark with a spell of possession in the final third but they are unable to work anything towards Cornelius in the box. They keep the ball though.63 mins: That has summed up this game so far. Lemar has acres of space in the centre of the pitch and chips a pass wide to the left, to no one at all. Straight out of play for a Danish throw.62 mins: Delaney latches onto a long ball on the right of the French box. He tries to worm his way beyond Kimpembe and forces the defender to concede a corner.60 mins: Sisto, who has not had much impact on today’s game, is replaced by Fischer for Denmark’s first change.59 mins: CHANCE! Varane’s clearance only goes as far as the edge of the box and the ball finds its way back to Eriksen, but his low drilled effort rolls narrowly wide of the left post.58 mins: Sisto finally sees a bit of the ball and races towards the box. His cross isn’t the best though and Varane can clear.56 mins: A slight delay as Cornelius receives treatment for a collision with Kimpembe. Nothing too serious though. This game has still yet to come to life in this second half.54 mins: CHANCE! Eriksen stands over a free kick just over 25 yards from goal. His low shot is straight at Mandana, who spills the ball. Cornelius races forward for the tap in but the France goalkeeper recovers quickly to claim at the second attempt.53 mins: Peru have doubled their lead against Australia through Paolo Guerrero. It is looking increasingly likely that Denmark will progress alongside France regardless of the score here, unless the Australians can make an unlikely comeback.52 mins: France are finally beginning to turn up the heat. Griezmann gets the ball inside the box but he is dispossessed before he can turn towards goal.50 mins: France make an early change as Hernandez is replaces by Manchester City’s Mendy. The incoming left-back is still on his way back to full fitness following a seven-month injury lay-off.48 mins: France enjoying plenty of possession but it is all in front of the Danish side. A cross from the left tries to find Giroud in the box but the Chelsea forward is penalised for holding his marker.46 mins: We are back underway!It will benefit both sides if the score stays level but France at least will be under pressure to put in a performance in this second half. Deschamps will be unlikely to risk his key players unless Denmark take the lead but they will need to turn all their possession into some positive attacking play, if only to give their fans a reason to be optimistic heading into the knockout stages.All square at the break in what has been a timid half of football. France dominated possession but lacked any real penetration to their attacks. Griezmann and Dembele both had efforts from range but overall Schmeichel was never tested. Denmark had few chances at the other end but Braithwaite missed the ball entirely when through on goal, while Eriksen’s chance was smothered by Mandanda.HALF-TIME: DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE45+3 mins: Zanka is booked for a foul on Griezmann as France break forward. There will be no time to take the free kick though.45+1 mins: The fourth official has indicated two minutes of additional time.45 mins: France finally up the pace of their play, giving Dembele space on the edge of the box. The forward if off balance as he strikes the ball though, skewing it high and wide of Schmeichel’s goal.43 mins: France finally get in behind the Danish defence via the run of Griezmann, but the linesman flag is up for offside.41 mins: Better from France. Dembele races away down the right wing and chips a cross towards the back post. Giroud opts to wait on the edge of the box instead of challenging for the ball, allowing Kjaer to head clear with ease.40 mins: France suddenly break forward at the other end as the spaces open up on the counter. Griezmann tries to curl an effort from the edge of the box but it is straight into the welcoming hands of Schmeichel. 39 mins: Eriksen does finally pick the ball up in an attacking position and he gets his head up quickly to try and find Cornelius at the back post. Well defended by Varane though. 37 mins: Denmark have done well with their rare opportunities going forward, but they have yet to get their creative players involved in the game so far. Eriksen and Sisto have barely had a touch.36 mins: Another France attack comes to nothing. Giroud dinks a pass over the Danish defence but Griezmann slips as he turns to run onto it. 34 mins: Denmark and France still looking for the first shot on target of the game.33 mins: CHANCE! Dembele creates a bit of space for himself on the edge of the box but he can only curl his effort beyond the far post. 31 mins: Lemar tries to worm into space on the edge of the Denmark box but he is dispossessed. France have been poor in attack in truth, Denmark have been the better side.29 mins: CHANCE! Delaney does brilliantly to fight off a challenge and find Cornelius down the left wing. The striker fires in a wonderful low cross towards the penalty box and Eriksen races onto it, but Mandana does well to close down the space and smother the danger. Best chance of the game from both sides so far.28 mins: Giroud rises high to meet the corner but it is cleared away by Christensen. There is a stop in play as Kjaer receives treatment for a head injury.27 mins: Lemar whips an excellent free kick along the front of goal but no France player can get on the end of it. Kjaer clears for a corner.25 mins: Danish fans are making plenty of noise as they continue to hold off French attacks with ease. All too easy for Denmark at the moment.23 mins: Denmark try to make some headway with a long ball down the right wing but it is always too high for Eriksen to get to. France throw.21 mins: It is very evenly contested as we approach the halfway point of the first half. France, as expected, are enjoying plenty of possession but Denmark are defending well. 19 mins: Peru have taken the lead against Australia in the other Group C game. As things stand, Denmark will progress to the last-16 regardless of their own result.18 mins: France continue to see plenty of the ball but there is no penetration at all to their attacks. Denmark try to break forward on the counter attack but Cornelius cannot beat Lemar for pace on the right wing.16 mins: France get their first corner of the game. There is plenty of pace on the cross by Lemar but Varane can only glance his header wide of the right post.14 mins: France continue to dominate possession but Denmark are getting plenty of bodies behind the ball and limiting their space in the final third.12 mins: Neither side have really offered much going forward so far in the early stages of this game. Braithwaite is making a nuisance of himself to the French defence but has yet to fashion a chance, while Griezmann is doing the same at the other end.10 mins: France are lacking any rhythm in their play at the moment, as a simple pass is overhit and straight out for a Danish throw. Denmark are looking the better side when they come forward.8 mins: Griezmann is free down the right and fires a low cross towards Giroud, but it is easily dealt with by the Danish defence. 6 mins: Eriksen stands over Denmark’s first corner of the game. The delivery finds Delaney at the front post but N’Zonzi does enough to put the midfielder off and send his effort wide.5 mins: Steve Mandanda is the oldest Frenchman to make his World Cup debut (33y 89d).4 mins: Denmark penetrate the French defence with their first foray forward. Braithwaite flicks the ball over the head of Kimpembe and races in on goal, but he misses the ball completely as he goes to shoot. A let off for France there.2 mins: France move the ball patiently around the midfield, waiting for their opening. Sidibe is found in space on the right wing and gets away from his marker, but his low cross is easily cleared. Denmark are getting everybody but Cornelius behind the ball.1 min: France, playing in white today, get the game underway!HERE WE GO…The national anthems are sung and the players are in position and ready to go. Kick-off is imminent.France make six changes to the side that beat Peru 1-0, as Deschamps opts to rest key players with progress to the knockout stages already secured. Mandana replaces Lloris in goal, while Sidibe and Kimpembe come into defence alongside Varane and Hernandez. N’Zonzi replaces Pogba in midfield, while Matuidi and Mbappe take their place on the bench in favour of Dembele and Lemar.Denmark make three changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Australia last time out. Zanka comes into defence alongside Christensen, with Schone dropping to the bench. Braithwaite and Cornelius line up in attack, with Jorgensen dropping to the bench and Poulsen not in the squad at all.France substitutes: Nabil Fekir, Benjamin Pavard, Alphonse Areola, Samuel Umtiti, Florian Thauvin, Blaise Matuidi, Hugo Lloris, Adil Rami, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy, Paul Pogba, Corentin TolissoFrance XI (4-2-3-1): Steve Mandanda; Djibril Sidibe, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez; Steven N’Zonzi, N’Golo Kante; Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar; Olivier GiroudDenmark substitutes: Jonas Lossl, Jannik Vestergaard, Frederik Ronnow, Nicolai Jorgensen, Jonas Knudsen, Lasse Schone, Lukas Lerager, Kasper Dolberg, Viktor Fischer, Michael Krohn-DehliDenmark XI (3-4-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Zanka; Henrik Dalsgaard, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Jens Stryger Larsen; Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Pione Sisto15 mins until KO: Let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…France have only won all three of their group stage games at a World Cup finals once before, back in 1998 when they went on to win the tournament. Their third win in that edition also came against Denmark.Didier Deschamps has arguably one of the World Cup’s strongest squads at his disposal and were one of the favourites coming into the tournament, but France have yet to hit the heights many have expected of them. With the pressure of progress off their shoulders, France could finally play with the freedom needed to start firing on all cylinders.France have already qualified for the next stage of the competition but will need to avoid defeat to qualify as group winners, with Denmark only two points behind them. Les Bleus have lost only once in seven meetings with Denmark, a 2-0 defeat at the 2002 World Cup.STAT: If Denmark are awarded a penalty in this match, it will be the first time since Group C in 1998 that all four teams have had a penalty in a single World Cup group – that group also contained France and Denmark.If they can secure their route into the knockout stages, it will match their best World Cup run since 2002, where they were knocked out at the last-16 stage by England. There are no guarantees for the Danish though, as a defeat coupled with an Australian victory could still see them finish third.Denmark have got themselves into a good position to secure their progress into the last-16, following their draw with Australia. They only need a point against today’s opponents France to secure their passage, but it will be easier said than done.30 mins until KO: Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of today’s World Cup Group C game between Denmark and France at the Luzhniki Stadium.Squads & Team News Didier Deschamps makes six changes to his France side in a bid to rest some key names ahead of the knockout stages. Mbappe, Hugo Lloris, Samuel Umtiti, Benjamin Pavard, Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi all drop out of the side that beat Peru 1-0 in their last match. For Denmark, there’s only two changes, but Age Hareide has implemented a change of system. Yussuf Poulsen is suspended after accumulating two yellow cards, and striker Jorgensen is rested, while Huddersfield Town defender Zanka and Andreas Cornelius replace them in the side as they shift to a back five. A draw would mean both teams qualify, and perhaps the Danes are looking for a safety-first approach. Confirmed Denmark XI: Schmeichel; Larsen, Zanka, Christensen, Kjaer, Dalsgaard; Delaney, Eriksen; Sisto, Cornelius, BraithwaiteDenmark subs: Lossl, Vestergaard, Ronnow, Jorgensen, Knudsen, Schone, Lerager, Dolberg, Fischer, Krohn-Dehli Confirmed France XI: Mandanda; Hernandez, Kimpembe, Varane, Sidibe; Kante, Nzonzi; Lemar, Griezmann, Dembele; GiroudFrance subs: Fekir, Pavard, Areola, Umtiti, Thauvin, Matuidi, Lloris, Rami, Mbappe, Mendy, Pogba, TolissoTV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX / Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on ITV 1 or streamed live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV 1 ITV Player Delaney latches onto a long ball on the right of the French box. He tries to worm his way beyond Kimpembe and forces the defender to concede a corner.
Belgium 3 Japan 2: Last-gasp Chadli completes comeback Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 04:00 7/3/18 Getty Images Brazil will face Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup as Roberto Martinez’s side came from 2-0 down to beat Japan 3-2. Nacer Chadli’s 94th-minute winner completed a sensational comeback as Belgium beat Japan 3-2 to book a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil.After a goalless first half, Japan struck twice in seven minutes following the interval to take full control of a gripping last-16 tie in Rostov-on-Don on Monday.Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui scored stunners as Japan looked set to reach the first World Cup quarter-final in their history. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar But, instead, Belgium became the first team to come from two goals down to win in a World Cup knockout game since 1970 and will now face five-time winners Brazil on Friday.Jan Vertonghen’s looping header somehow beat goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima and Belgium’s aerial power started to tell when Marouane Fellaini thumped home Eden Hazard’s brilliant left-wing cross.Keisuke Honda almost beat Thibaut Courtois with a free-kick in injury time but a clinical Belgium counter-attack, which ended in Thomas Meunier setting up Chadli for a simple finish, broke Japanese hearts.:bow_and_arrow::bow_and_arrow::bow_and_arrow: Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal !! 3-2 !! @NChadli #REDTOGETHER#WorldCup#BELJPN pic.twitter.com/yh0j4bhhCI— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) July 2, 2018 Belgium did not record a shot until the 17th minute as Axel Witsel and Vincent Kompany had shots blocked while Inui headed at Courtois at the other end as Japan – who reverted to their XI from the first two group games – sent a warning about their counter-attacking threat.And a moment of madness from Courtois almost handed Japan the lead just before half-time, the goalkeeper spilling a tame shot from Yuya Osako but recovering to claw the ball back.Japan had never scored a goal in the World Cup’s knockout rounds but they ended their wait in the 48th minute through Haraguchi.Another Belgium move broke down on the edge of the Japan box and Roberto Martinez’s men fell victim to a rapid break, Gaku Shibasaki slipping a pass through to Haraguchi, who rifled a stunning shot across Courtois.Hazard struck the post from Dries Mertens’ pass as Belgium almost levelled immediately.But within four minutes of taking the lead Japan were 2-0 up, Inui’s strike perhaps even eclipsing Haraguchi’s outstanding opener.Shinji Kagawa was the creator, collecting a loose ball after a poor clearance and feeding Inui, the midfielder working himself a yard of space before arrowing home a 25-yard rocket.It’s 4:18 in Tokyo.If you are a #JPN fan who has stayed up late or woken up early for this – you are not dreaming! #JPNBEL 0-2 pic.twitter.com/zKJvXMRyy7— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 2, 2018When Romelu Lukaku somehow headed a perfect Meunier cross wide Belgium seemed to be heading out.But they were given a lifeline when Vertonghen’s looping header eluded goalkeeper Kawashima after a corner caused chaos in the Japan penalty area – and five minutes later they were back on level terms.Hazard twisted and turned to create space on the left wing, his cross perfectly delivered for substitute Fellaini to climb above his marker and crash in a downward header that gave Kawashima no chance.Both sides had chances to win it, Kawashima making a magnificent save to tip over Lukaku’s header before Courtois turned a speculative Keisuke Honda free-kick wide in added time.Japan sensed their chance to snatch a late winner but Courtois claimed the resulting corner and within seconds the ball was in the net at the other end.Courtois found Kevin De Bruyne with a long throw and the Manchester City playmaker freed Meunier with a terrific pass that left Japan struggling to cover the break.Meunier kept his cool to square a low cross and, when Lukaku dummied the ball, substitute Chadli was on hand to sweep Belgium into an unlikely quarter-final meeting with Brazil.2 – Belgium are the first team in #WorldCup history to have two subs coming on and score a goal in a World Cup knockout game. Masterminded. pic.twitter.com/9Z5oNWScxa— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) July 2, 2018 Key Opta stats:- Belgium are the first team to come from two or more goals down to win a World Cup knockout stage match within 90 minutes since Portugal beat DPR Korea in the 1966 quarter-final (0-3 down, 5-3 win).- Belgium have reached the World Cup quarter-finals in successive tournaments for the first time.- Belgium have never kept a clean sheet in their 12 World Cup knockout round matches, shipping 28 goals in total.- Japan have scored six goals at the 2018 World Cup, their highest ever tally in a single World Cup tournament.- There have now been nine 90th minute winning goals in the 2018 World Cup. There were just 10 in the previous five tournaments combined (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014).- Takashi Inui is only the third player to have scored multiple goals in a World Cup tournament for Japan, after Junichi Inamoto in 2002 (2) and Keisuke Honda in 2010 (2). read more
Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to be grave on Friday with more than half of the districts submerged by waters of the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries, leading to the death of three persons and affecting 4.23 lakh people.The swirling flood waters have forced the railway authority to control train services due to “settlement of tracks” in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section, Northeast Frontier Railway sources said. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Nalbari, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Morigaon, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Baksa, Sonitpur, Darrang and Barpeta. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Barpeta is the worst hit with over 85,000 people reeling under the impact of the floods, it said. The ASDMA said nearly 800 villages in 41 revenue circles are under water and about 2,000 marooned people have been put up in 53 relief camps and relief distribution centres set up by the district administrations. Kaziranga National Park, the famed habitat of the Great Indian Rhino and a World Heritage site, has been affected too forcing the authorities to set up road barricades on the national highway passing near it to limit the speed of vehicles, said Kaziranga divisional forest officer Ruhini Saikia. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe Golaghat administration has also imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in the areas near the park as the animals are coming out from it to go to the Karbi Anglong hills across the national highway in search of safety in its high grounds. To ensure the safety of ferry passengers in view of the rising water level and fast current in Brahmaputra, the Inland Water Transport Division has temporarily suspended operation of all departmental boats/ vessels in the Guwahati-based ferry services under it from July 12 till further order.
FREDERICTON – When Willie O’Ree donned a Boston Bruins jersey and jumped onto the ice at the Montreal Forum on Jan. 18, 1958, he had no idea he was making history.Just a decade after Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in baseball, O’Ree had become the first black player in the National Hockey League.Sixty years later, O’Ree looks back fondly on that game and a career in hockey that continues to this day.“I didn’t even know I broke the colour barrier until I read it in the newspaper the next day,” O’Ree said while sitting in the stands of Willie O’Ree Place — a modern hockey arena, named in his honour, in his hometown of Fredericton, N.B.“It was a nice feeling. I just happened to be playing and just happened to be black,” he said.While O’Ree didn’t score during that game, his Bruins beat the Canadiens 3-0. He would play just one more game with the Bruins that season.O’Ree would return to the Bruins for the 1960-61 season, playing a total of 45 games in the NHL — scoring four goals and 10 assists — all while keeping a secret that would have kept him out of the league. He was blind in one eye.O’Ree left Fredericton at the age of 17 to play junior hockey with the Quebec Frontenacs, and the next year he moved to Kitchener, Ont. It was during that second year in junior that he had an unfortunate accident.“Back then, none of the players wore any helmets, no face shields, no cages, so there was no protection on your face. There was a slapshot, and I’m on the ice in front of the net. A ricochet came up and the puck struck me in the eye. I lost 97 per cent vision in my right eye. I was out of action for about six weeks,” he said.Doctors told him he would never play again. But O’Ree never told his coaches or even his parents about the extent of his injury and he resumed playing.The next season he was called by coach Punch Imlach to go to the Quebec Aces training camp in Quebec City.“I went up and made the team but I didn’t disclose that I couldn’t see out of my right eye. I said if I’m good enough to make the team with one eye, just don’t tell them,” he said.The team won the championship that year, and for the next two seasons O’Ree tried out at the Boston Bruins training camp, finally getting the call to play in the NHL in January 1958.“I was just thinking about the hockey game, because first of all I had played against the Montreal Canadiens in a few exhibition games and then I played against the Montreal Junior Canadiens in the Forum. I played against the Montreal Royals, the professional team, in the Forum. So when I stepped on the ice on Jan. 18, 1958, I was just Willie O’Ree with a Bruins jersey on.”O’Ree said he knew people were pointing at him during that first game, and he was nervous, but once he got into the action, he just concentrated on the game.He said colour was an issue when he played in junior and he would often be subjected to racial slurs and remarks, but he had learned from his older brother to ignore them and just go out and play hockey.“He said ‘Willie, just forget about these racial remarks because you can’t change the colour of your skin and you wouldn’t want to even if you could’.”O’Ree said players on other teams would often make racial comments, but everyone in the Boston Bruins organization was very supportive, especially coach Milt Schmidt and general manager Lynn Patrick.His number 22 was never retired, and a few players have worn it, including Anson Carter, a Barbadian-Canadian who played four years for Boston and asked to wear it.O’Ree said that made him feel good, and he gets a lot of satisfaction seeing players like P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators in the league today.Subban said he has O’Ree to thank for opening the door.“Everybody knows he was the first black hockey player and what he stands for, and not only that but as one of the great human beings to come to the NHL in league history,” Subban said following a recent game-day practice in Nashville.While growing up, O’Ree says his hockey role models were Gordie Howe and Rocket Richard. Now with 31 teams in the league, his pick is Sidney Crosby.“He plays the game, plays it hard, and loves the game. He shows it when he’s on the ice,” O’Ree said.O’Ree was traded by the Boston Bruins and played in other leagues for teams in Ottawa, Los Angeles and San Diego — where he continues to live.Now, at the age of 82, O’Ree serves as the NHL’s diversity ambassador, and for the last 20 years he has been going to schools and elsewhere to speak to young people as part of the Hockey is for Everyone initiative.O’Ree said he tells young people to feel good about themselves and have the kind of positive attitude that allowed a young man from Fredericton to play the game he loved.“They can do anything they set their mind to do. If you think you can, you can,” he said.
Kolkata: North 24-Parganas police have arrested a BJP leader for keeping bombs at his home in Bagda. The incident triggered tension among the local residents.Police said that the accused BJP leader, identified as Bishnupada Roy, stocked 6 live bombs inside his house at Jagadishpur village of Bangda. The police came to know that the accused had kept bombs in his house. A police team on Wednesday night raided his house and seized six bombs from the kitchen of his house. The district BJP leaders, however, alleged that Roy has been framed and local Trinamool Congress leaders have conspired to dent BJP’s image in the area. The BJP leaders also claimed that Roy had been instrumental in strengthening the party organisation in Bagda area. The district Trinamool Congress leaders denied the allegations and said that the BJP leaders in the area are trying to unleash a reign of terror ahead of elections. Some of the local residents in the area alleged that bombs were being stored to create trouble during the elections. The police officers are verifying the allegation of local residents. The police have started a detailed probe in this regard. Police are trying to know why the accused stocked the bombs in his house. They are investigating if there were any plans of to use the bombs during the elections. Earlier, the district police seized arms from various places of Bagda and other areas of Bongaon sub-divisions. Following the notification of the Lok Sabha elections, there have been raids in various parts of the districts to confiscate illegal arms and ammunition. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that some other persons might have been involved in the incident. They are trying to identify the other accused.
Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena were today ordered to be further remanded until November 7th in the treasury bond scam case.Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palihena are in remand after being arrested over the Central Bank treasury bond scam. (Colombo Gazette)
With so much parity in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament tournament this year, one game has the potential to affect everyone else’s odds of advancing. For instance, Dayton’s upset Thursday of Ohio State gives Syracuse an easier potential opponent in the second round and raises the odds the Orange will make a deep run.The FiveThirtyEight NCAA tournament projections will update shortly after the conclusion of each game. The forecasts will also update if there are significant new injuries during the tournament.These updates do, however, create problems with transparency. Shouldn’t you be able to see how our original predictions did? After all, you don’t get to change your bracket after the tournament is underway.We have a solution. If you want to see original numbers — as of Tuesday afternoon before the first “play-in” games in Dayton, Ohio — you can find them in this CSV file at GitHub.We’ll be posting a complete archive of our updates at GitHub. The numbers included in the name of the files indicate how far through the tournament the update took place. For example, the file labeled bracket-05.csv will show our data after the conclusion of the first five games (counting Tuesday and Wednesday’s play-in matchups).
“It was a double life I was living,” he said. “I was watching every day what I was saying, what I was doing.”He says that when ashore he never visited gay pubs and on board ship he didn’t associate with sailors who he knew were gay.”I knew if I did I would have the SIB (Special Investigation Branch) on my back doing covert operations, shadowing me with cameras, taking photographs of what I was getting up to.”Cleared at Court Martial of assaulting another sailor in the early 1990s, he was found guilty of being in bed with the other man – something he has always denied – and was dismissed on the grounds that his conduct was prejudicial to good order and naval discipline.An officer wrote: “He may attempt to corrupt others in the future”, adding that “the needs of the service must come first”.Although not official policy at the time, but not unheard of, Mr Ousalice had his LS&GC medal cut off his uniform following the verdict and hopes that the lifting of the ban on LGBT people in the armed forces in 2000 would help him to have his medal returned.The Telegraph understands that the MoD does not know how many individuals may be in the same situation as Mr Ousalice as it does not keep records of such matters, each one dealt with on a case by case basis by the respective service. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The Royal Navy’s Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (1848) Queen Elizabeth II version. The MoD says official approval is not required to wear a relative’s medals, although current serving personnel should not wear relative’s medals or unofficial medals whilst in uniform.The Telegraph understands that Liberty is setting up a helpline to help other LGBT veterans stripped of their medals to come forward. Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill for England and Wales in 2017 allowed thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now abolished sexual offences to be posthumously pardoned.The new ruling became widely known as the Turing Law, after Alan Turing, the World War II codebreaker and computing pioneer, who was convicted of gross indecency in 1952. Turing received a royal pardon (posthumously) in 2013.The Turing Law could see military veterans who were previously denied medals have them awarded. The Telegraph understands that no medals have been returned yet or awarded in the wake of the government’s implementation of the Turing Law and that work is still ongoing in the MoD. Historic photo of Joe Ousalice receiving a medal from Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, later to be Chief of the Defence Staff from 2001 to 2003. Military veterans stripped of medals and discharged from the armed forces for their sexuality could have their honours returned as a bisexual Falklands sailor launches legal bid.Joe Ousalice, 68, served for nearly 18 years in the Royal Navy but was discharged in 1993 prior to the lifting of the ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces.The Falklands veteran is taking action against the Ministry of Defence to have his Long Service and Good Conduct (LS&GC) medal returned after it was cut off his uniform following a Court Martial.An MoD spokesperson said it would be inappropriate to comment as legal proceedings are ongoing, but added, “we are currently looking at how personnel discharged from service because of their sexuality, or now abolished sexual offences, can have their medals returned.”Mr Ousalice, a former radio operator, served in the Falklands War in which he lost two comrades, did six tours of duty in Northern Ireland and was also posted to conflict zones in the Middle East.”I loved life in the navy, because of the comradeship,” he told the BBC. “It was my life.”His work was praised by his seniors and he was awarded the LS&GC medal in 1991. Royal Navy regulations stipulate that LS&GC recipients must have served a minimum of 15 years continuous good conduct. It can be removed for later poor conduct. Any military veteran is able to apply to the MoD Medals Office, the department based at Imjin Barracks in Gloucester responsible for issuing medals to currently serving members of the armed forces, veterans and MOD employees.The Medals Office says that individuals should only wear official decorations, medals or emblems to which they are entitled and which have been approved for acceptance and wear. Unofficial medals should not be worn with official orders, decorations and other medals.It is common practice for the next of kin of a deceased service person to wear their relative’s decorations and medals as a mark of remembrance. It is custom to wear such medals on the right breast in civilian dress only. However, Mr Ousalice said he knew when he joined up that he would have to hide the fact that he was bisexual.
Electric vehicles have yet to start appearing on our highways in significant numbers, mainly due to how much they cost and how few manufacturers offer them. But eventually all cars look likely to use some form of electric engine that needs charging regularly.Plugging your car in every night to charge will become the norm, but Qualcomm has already come up with a solution that removes the need to connect a vehicle to a charging station. Instead, they’ve developed a wireless power transmission system called Inductive Power Transfer (IPT).Qualcomm demonstrated the IPT system during CES last week. For it to work, a transmitter pad needs to be no more than 400mm away from the vehicle’s receiver pad, which in turn is connected to the vehicle’s battery. So it makes sense to install the transmitter on the ground and have the receiver positioned on the base of the car. The driver parks the car over the pad and the car starts charging.Such a system is desirable not only because it is simple for the driver to use, but has less that can go wrong due to no cables or connectors needing to be attached to the car repeatedly. That should make this solution popular in public locations where tens of vehicles could pull up to charge on a daily basis.Qualcomm say the IPT system can be setup for different power scenarios. For example, a home could be setup with a single phase 3kW IPT to charge a car overnight, there’s a three phase version delivering 7kW, and for locations where a rapid charge is desirable, an 18kW+ version will be made available.Work is also underway to reduce the size of the transmitter pad, with the latest prototype, called the Halo, being not much bigger than a laptop. Hopefully they can develop this system to the point where you can plug in the pad, drop it on your drive or in your garage, and your car auto-charges every night.via Tech-On!
Stuxnet : un ver informatique menaçant Allemagne – Un ver informatique baptisé Stuxnet a attaqué un logiciel de l’entreprise Siemens. Il pourrait prendre le contrôle de plusieurs usines du géant allemand, tout comme d’installations nucléaires iraniennes affirme ce vendredi le Financial Times.Stuxnet est un virus qui s’est attaqué à la montagne Siemens. En infectant un logiciel de l’entreprise allemande, il compte prendre le contrôle de plusieurs aménagements voire d’une centrale nucléaire en Iran. Des experts estiment que Stuxnet, qui se propage à l’aide de clés USB, a déjà investi des centrales électriques et des pipelines. “Stuxnet peut se cacher, attendre jusqu’à ce que certaines conditions soient remplies et donner de nouvelles instructions à des équipements, explique le Financial Times. Il peut contrôler les valves et les freins.” Il s’agit du premier virus destiné à détruire physiquement des installations.Siemens s’est voulu rassurant, et a affirmé avoir supprimé le virus chez chacun de ses quinze clients infectés. Le 24 septembre 2010 à 13:08 • Emmanuel Perrin
Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Related Items:jamaica, ministry of health, website Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS): The Ministry of Health, yesterday (September 9), launched its newly revamped website, as part of efforts to improve communication with members of the public.The website, designed and developed by the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Computer Services Department over a six-month period, was unveiled during the media launch of Caribbean Wellness Day at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.The website provides information on all areas of the Ministry of Health including, policies, projects and programmes. Other features include links to various departments and agencies of the Ministry and the Regional Health Authorities; an interactive map, which provides locations of health facilities across the island; public education and communication resources, including urgent alerts; as well as printable forms and other documents.Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said that the new site is one of many methods being employed by the Ministry “to create a cutting-edge system to disseminate important health-related information to the public.”“These are the new ways to communicate in this digital age and as a Ministry, we have to find all the possible ways to have access to our intended audience,” he said.Manager for Public Relations and Communication at the Ministry, Stephanie Shaw Smith, informed that in addition to the website, the Ministry has been using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as part of its strategy to enhance communication with various audiences.These platforms are also linked to the new site, she informed.The website can be accessed at moh.gov.jm. Persons can also like and follow the Ministry of Health at the following links: www.facebook.com/themohgovjm; https://twitter.com/themohgovjm; https://instagram.com/themohgovjm
Washington DC: United States President Donald Trump on Friday said he received a “beautiful” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on the ongoing military exercises between the US and South Korea. Addressing media at the White House, Trump said he received a “three-paged” “very beautiful letter” from Kim on Thursday (local time). He also said he and Kim would hold another meeting, without mentioning the possible date and location, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us Denuclearisation negotiations between the US and North Korea have been stalled since the second summit between Trump and Kim ended without reaching an agreement in February in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. At the end of June, Trump and Kim met at the inter-Korean border, and the two leaders agreed to set up teams to resume working-level negotiations in weeks, but to no avail. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said he was hopeful that Washington and Pyongyang would get back to the negotiating table in the coming weeks. North Korea has conducted multiple short-range missile tests in less than two weeks. However, the Trump administration has repeatedly downplayed the significance of these tests, pointing out that the missiles are short-ranged, and, therefore, were not in violation of the agreement between Trump and Kim. Korean Central News Agency had reported last week that Kim watched the demonstration launch of a new type of tactical guided missiles in the wee hours of Tuesday, sending an adequate warning to the US-South Korea joint military drill underway.
More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements It said Crosskey earlier had pleaded guilty to two offenses under Britain’s Computer Misuse Act and was sentenced Wednesday at London’s Southwark Crown Court to 12 months in jail.Police had arrested Crosskey at his home in July 2011, at which point they seized computers and storage devices.The U.S. victim was not identified.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Men’s health affects baby’s health too 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family ErrorOK ErrorOK Comments Share Top Stories LONDON (AP) – Police say a 21-year-old British man has been sentenced to a year in jail for hacking into the Facebook account of someone in the U.S.Scotland Yard said Wednesday that Gareth Crosskey had hacked into a private individual’s Facebook account on Jan. 12, 2011. It said the breach was reported to the FBI, which traced the source of the hack to the U.K. and Scotland Yard’s e-Crime unit tracked down the suspect. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona