Berbatov talks up Kerala Blasters move


first_imgIndian Super League ISL 2017: Kerala Blasters striker Dimitar Berbatov – ‘For 50000 fans, you need to give something special!’ Rahul Bali Last updated 2 years ago 06:50 9/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Dimitar Berbatov Manchester United 2011 Getty Indian Super League Kerala Blasters Speaking exclusively to Goal, Dimitar Berbatov spoke about his switch to Indian Super League, Rene Meulensteen, the large Kerala fanbase and more… A couple of weeks ago, Kerala Blasters bolstered their Indian Super League (ISL) squad for the upcoming season by adding Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov to their ranks. The former Manchester United and Fulham striker joins former teammate Wes Brown in what will be a grand reunion with former coach Rene Meulensteen for a new-look Kerala Blasters side.Speaking exclusively to Goal, the 36-year-old forward spoke about his switch to Indian Super League and how is relishing a completely new challenge. The former Premier League Golden Boot winner spoke of the crucial role that his coach Rene Meulensteen played in bringing him to the Yellow Army.”The big factor was the coach. We spoke on the phone, and he explained that he would like to work with me again.  Knowing how he sees football, it was not a difficult decision to make. Of course, the club was showing they want me very much, always speaking with my agent, treating us with respect, and this was enough to convince me that I need to take this challenge in this new league!” revealed a delighted Berbatov. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The newly appointed Kerala Blasters coach was an assistant coach to Sir Alex Ferguson during Berbatov’s trophy laden stint in Manchester and he then later recruited the striker for Fulham during Meulensteen’s first managerial stint in the Premier League.”It’s the third time we are going to work together, he knows me very well, he knows how I like to play football, what I need in training to feel good and to be in the best shape for my years. We won some trophies together so let’s hope we can bring one to Kerala as well!” remarked Berbatov.Berbatov to Kerala BlastersKerala Blasters are two-time finalists in the league but the Kerala crowd has had to go home disappointed on both occasions. The additions of Berbatov and Brown is expected re-vitalize the squad for a fresh title challenge in the fourth edition of the league. The former Monaco striker, however, has refused to speak of Kerala Blasters as the final destination in his football career.”I love football, I have been blessed to play for great clubs, with great players, win trophies, score goals, so I hope I can go a bit longer. With the right training methods, I think I can stay in shape and play more football in the future.” Berbatov also spoke of the similarity between Sir Alex Ferguson and Kerala Blasters coach Rene Meulensteen. “I think they both love football so much. They want to win every game. I think working for Sir Alex, is a great way to learn about football, get that winning mentality, and I am sure that Rene is fully prepared for the challenges that lie ahead of him.”The new Kerala Blasters striker also touched upon the large fan base of Kerala and hopes to turn it into a ‘theatre of dreams’.”When you fill the stadium every time with more than 50000 fans, then you need to give them something special. I always try to play beautiful football, always want to win, and I will try my best to do this with my new club!” he concluded.The striker, who has played alongside the likes of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United, will now take the field with two of ISL’s top forwards Iain Hume and CK Vineeth.last_img read more

18 days agoJuventus goalscorer Higuain: We won with great character and determination


first_imgJuventus goalscorer Higuain: We won with great character and determinationby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain was delighted with the manner of victory over Inter Milan.The Argentine came off the bench to score the winner in the 2-1 triumph.“It was a great game from Juve. Inter were the most solid side in the league, they had won six out of six,” Pipita told Sky Sport Italia.“We played with great character and determination. I am glad we took it home.“This is a great start to the season, but it’s still early and we want to fight on all fronts.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

BC government says demand safety behind longawaited riding hailing plan


first_imgVICTORIA — Ride-hailing companies could begin operations in British Columbia by next fall under legislation introduced today.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says the government’s bill strikes a balance between meeting consumer demand and protecting public safety.Among other things, the bill would give the Passenger Transportation Board the power to accept applications and set terms and conditions for licences covering taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.It would also set rates and determine the number and coverage areas of the services.The legislation would see the creation of a legislative committee to review and make changes to the system as well.Green Leader Andrew Weaver says the NDP’s bill is a step forward, but he questions why the government has chosen to require driver training and class five licences rather than class four, which he says have been used successfully in Quebec.Trevena says the experience of other jurisdictions has been used to develop British Columbia’s legislation, which is aimed at preventing gridlock, maintaining ridership on public transit, and reducing accidents caused by unsafe or inexperienced drivers.Vancouver is one of the few major cities in Canada that does not permit ride-hailing.The New Democrats, Liberals and Greens promised to bringing in ride-hailing during the 2017 provincial election campaign.An all-party committee of the legislature made 32 recommendations last February to help pave the way for ride-hailing.The report highlighted five key areas that needed to be considered when establishing regulations for the industry including pricing, insurance, licensing, and public safety. The committee also recommended updating legislation that regulates the taxi industry to “allow for equitable and fair competition.” The Canadian Presslast_img read more

US hails courageous decision by Syrian opposition to attend GenevaII


first_imgWASHINGTON- “By voting to go to Geneva II with a mission to negotiate an end to the war, the opposition has chosen a path that will ultimately lead to a better future for all Syrians,” says top US diplomat.US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed the decision by an umbrella Syrian opposition group to participate in next week’s peace conference in the Swiss city, Geneva.“This is a courageous vote in the interests of all the Syrian people who have suffered so horribly under the brutality of the Assad regime and a civil war without end,” he said in a written statement. An international conference, the so-called “Geneva-II”, to find a political solution to the longstanding conflict in Syria is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Montreux, Switzerland.Brokered by the US and Russia, the conference is set to bring both sides of the major conflict together, as the main opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, agreed to attend on Saturday after months of reluctance to commit.“By voting to go to Geneva II with a mission to negotiate an end to the war, the opposition has chosen a path that will ultimately lead to a better future for all Syrians,” Kerry said.Reiterating US’ support to the Syrian opposition, Kerry demanded “an end to the regime’s SCUD missiles, barrel bombs, and horrific weapons used against civilians.”More than 100,000 people have been killed in three years of conflict which also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people. Over two million are now registered as refugees in neighboring countries, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.last_img read more

Wayne Elliott Ref Who Made Controversial Call I Screwed


Wayne Elliott, the referee whose controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win at Seattle almost two weeks ago, admitted that his granting a touchdown to Golden Tate was a mistake.Packer safety M.D. Jennings appeared to have intercepted Russell Wilson’s desperation, last-second pass in the end zone, even though Tate came into the play by getting his hands on the ball. But Jennings came down with it pressed against his body.The referees came in — one signaling a touchback, Elliott signalling a touchdown. His call, remarkably, was upheld after review, causing an avalanche of criticism at the replacement referees. Two days later the sides come to an agreement, ending the three-month-old lockout.  The NFL issued a statement after the game saying that Tate should have been called for offensive pass inteference, but that it stood by Elliott’s call.Elliott, interviewed by Showtime’s “Inside The NFL,” said, after watching the replay of the play: “I’d probably call interception. I learned a rule by screwing up the rule.”Big admission by Elliott on a call that turned his world upside down. He said his phone constantly rang for three days. One of the calls he received was from Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, who left Elliott a message.“He called me at my house last week because he had heard I was having a rough week with all the calls and everything,” Elliott said during the segment. “Wanted (me) to know that he thought what I did — controversial and maybe he didn’t agree with it — (but he thought) I handled it with class.”In the replay of the infamous play, Tate clearly pushed off on a defender before leaping to get his hands on the ball. That penalty was in Elliott’s direct line of sight but went uncalled.Elliott said that during training he remembered being told that “you don’t really call interference on a Hail Mary.  . .  You just let it go.”Despite all the controversy, Elliott said being an NFL referee – if only for a short time – “the time of my life.” read more

French media Tottenham considering a bid for Adrien Rabiot


first_imgTottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering entering the race for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien RabiotThe France international has featured in all five of PSG’s Ligue 1 games this season.But Rabiot has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal at the Parc des Princes and appears increasingly unlikely to sign an extension.The 23-year-old has already allegedly attracted the interest of Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Although now Paris United claim that Spurs are considering making an approach for Rabiot in January.The Lilywhites failed to sign a single player in the summer transfer window and, on the back of two consecutive losses, manager Mauricio Pochettino is considering whether to bolster his squad options at the start of 2019.Rabiot would also serve as an ideal replacement for midfielder Mousa Dembele, who is expected to leave North London this summer once his contract expires.PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has already made it clear though that he intends to do everything he can to keep Rabiot at the club.last_img read more

A New Five Million Dollar Villa


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2014 – A five million dollar home is added to the inventory of vacation residences in Providenciales; Magnetic Media recently toured and filmed at the RA Shaw designed and constructed spread located off Cherokee Road. Situated on four acres, it boasts infinity pools, can accommodate a party of 22 and wonderfully intertwines the indoor and outdoors. Ron Shaw, designer of the house and owner of the company explained that his local team and use of only local craftsman makes this design and build quite special. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cherokee road, ron shaw, samara villalast_img read more

Trump Nominates Abbott Adviser Oldham To The 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals


first_imgJolie McCullough / The Texas TribuneThe John Minor Wisdom United States 5th Court of Appeals building in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Oct. 3, 2017.President Donald Trump has announced his third Texas pick for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Andrew Oldham, who currently serves as general counsel to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.Oldham was on the short list last year for what is arguably the nation’s most conservative appeals court, when the president had two long-standing Texas vacancies to fill. But Trump ultimately tapped former Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and former Texas Solicitor General Jim Ho. Both Ho and Willett were confirmed to the bench in December.Oldham, who has been at his post in Abbott’s office for just over a month, previously served as deputy solicitor general for Texas. He moved into the general counsel post in January after Abbott nominated his former top lawyer, Jimmy Blacklock, to take Willett’s place on the state’s highest civil court.Abbott reportedly had unusual and outsized influence on the nomination process for federal judges, which is traditionally a process led by a state’s two U.S. senators. That party infighting seems to have delayed what was expected to be a relatively smooth nominations and confirmation process dominated by Republicans. “This is an excellent choice of a strict construction constitutionalist,” Abbott tweeted Monday afternoon. “I think he’s even better than [U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch].”Oldham will require a positive vote out of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and then approval from the full Senate. If confirmed, he’ll take the place of Edward Prado, a longtime 5th Circuit judge who Trump named last month as his pick for U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. Sharelast_img read more

Closer look reveals mechanism behind curling of ancient scrolls


first_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Closer look reveals mechanism behind curling of ancient scrolls (2014, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-01-closer-reveals-mechanism-ancient-scrolls.html People whose job it is to protect ancient art face a variety of destructive elements, from moisture and chemicals in the air to microbes that eat away at fabrics and paints. With scrolls, there is another problem—curling that results when fabric or paper is rolled up for storage. In addition to being unsightly, curling tends to damage the art that is being stored. For that reason, conservationists have been searching for thousands of years for ways to prevent it from happening. In this new effort, the researchers appear to have made progress in that direction by revealing what happens when material is rolled up and why it curls as a result.To find out what really happens when flat material is rolled up, the researchers subjected a variety of materials (plastics and paper) to rolling, watching very closely to see what changes came about. They also created computer models meant to replicate what occurred as rolling was applied. The one element they found that was common to all the test subjects was that the backing material underwent more stress than other parts and as a result was pulled slightly apart. When the material was unrolled (for viewing, for example) the material “tried” to shrink back to its original shape causing an expansion along its width—the end result being the familiar and undesired curling.The findings by the team suggests that a way to reduce curling is to add a backing to the underside of scrolls with material that has fibers that align with the long edges. Another approach would be to create tiny perforations in the backing to reduce stress and thus stretching—a technique that has been used on Japanese artwork for generations—they use a stiff brush.Interestingly, the work by the team in China may have a modern application—reducing curling on flexible electronic displays—a problem that consumers have recently been noting in newly developed bendable phone screens. © 2014 Phys.org Explore further More information: Curling Edges: A Problem that Has Plagued Scrolls for Millennia, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 034302 (2014) prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v112/i3/e034302AbstractQi-Wa refers to the up curl on the lengths of hand scrolls and hanging scrolls, which has troubled Chinese artisans and emperors for as long as the art of painting and calligraphy has existed. This warp is unwelcome not only for aesthetic reasons, but its potential damage to the fiber and ink. Although it is generally treated as a part of the cockling and curling due to moisture, consistency of paste, and defects from the mounting procedures, we demonstrate that the spontaneous extrinsic curvature incurred from the storage is in fact more essential to understanding and curing Qi-Wa. In contrast to the former factors whose effects are less predictable, the plastic deformation and strain distribution on a membrane are a well-defined mechanical problem. We study this phenomenon by experiments, theoretical models, and molecular dynamics simulation, and obtain consistent scaling relations for the Qi-Wa height. This knowledge enables us to propose modifications on the traditional mounting techniques that are tested on real mounted paper to be effective at mitigating Qi-Wa. By experimenting on polymer-based films, we demonstrate the possible relevance of our study to the modern development of flexible electronic paper.center_img Credit: Sun-Hsin Hung/National Palace Museum, Taipei Horsetail spores found able to ‘walk’ and ‘jump’ (w/ Video) (Phys.org) —A team of researchers in China has uncovered the reason for long side curling of scrolled artwork. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe how experiments they conducted with various materials showed that curling results from stretching of backing material. 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.last_img read more

Get exclusive handcrafted creations from Northeast


first_imgIn an endeavour to promote Northeastern region’s handicraft and handloom products and the spirit of craftsmanship, CCIC presents “Purvayan”, an exhibition cum sale of exclusive Northeast products – handcrafted by master craftsperson from Northeastern states of India in its showroom at Janpath, New Delhi. The exhibition will be open to the visitors up to February 18. Timings: 10 am to 7 pm (Open all seven days including Sunday) The exhibition showcases a wide variety of handcrafted products from Northeastern regions of India ranging from bamboo handicrafts, grass handicrafts, cane handicrafts, handloom textiles and made-ups etc available in myriad shades and design from eight Northeastern states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.One of the core objectives of this event is to promote products from Northeastern region of India and provide a marketing platform to the craftsperson from Northeast to present their best creations to a wider audience to increase the awareness. Another attraction of the exhibition is the live-demonstration by craftsperson.last_img read more

Siddha Group introduces Rooftop Skyplex


first_imgSiddha Group, Eastern India’s leading real estate developer, recently announced a first-of-its-kind initiative, Rooftop Skyplex, at their projects with Skywalks to give Kolkatans an altogether new movie-watching experience like never before.Siddha Group has always been a pioneer in introducing new dimensions in real estate; be it the longest ever Rooftop Skywalk in the world at an affordable residential project or the Siddha homebuying App and more. Skyplex is an additional feature where Siddha home-buyers can watch movies at the open air Rooftop Skywalks in an amphitheater setting. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA lot of residential condominiums have introduced the concept of mini theatres at their residential clubs but Siddha Group is going a step forward and introducing Rooftop Sky Theatre experience with Skyplex with modern projection technologies with hi-tech sound system at their Skywalks. “We have always added innovations in our projects which have made home buying and living experience for the customers better. With our Rooftop Skywalks being the talk of the town, we added this extraordinary feature in the form of Skyplex in our Skywalks. Because who wouldn’t love the experience of watching their favourite movies or watching their favourite teams fight it out at the fields, at the rooftop under the sky in the open air. Now-a-days it is all about providing unique experiences and we are sure this is something our customers will look forward to”, said Sanjay Jain, Managing Director, Siddha Group. Siddha will be adding this feature across their affordable Skywalk projects that include Siddha Sky at EM Bypass, Siddha Suburbia on Southern Bypass, Siddha Eden LakeVille on BT Road and Siddha Galaxia at Rajarhat. All the Skyplex are proposed to have a 2K projection and dolby digital sound system. Comfortable sit outs across the amphitheatre will provide ample seating space for the residents.last_img read more