first_imgNeymar was taken by Paris Saint Germain for 222 million Euros.Neymar is apparently planning a move to Real Madrid.Real Madrid are planning to release Gareth Bale. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of 100 million euros (USD 111 million) plus players. French sports daily L’Equipe said Real had offered cash plus Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but PSG turned it down because “the overall value of the offer did not match their expectations”. Paris paid 222 million euros to sign Neymar from Barcelona two years ago and their sporting director Leonardo is understood to be determined to only sell the forward for a deal considered to be of the same value. Real have spent the summer trying to offload Bale, while James is unwanted after returning from a loan at Bayern Munich and Navas is no longer the club’s first-choice goalkeeper. Meanwhile, Barcelona remain hopeful of bringing Neymar back to the Camp Nou, but Catalan daily Sport claims an attempt to sign the player on loan with an obligation to buy for 160 million euros at the end of the season has been firmly rejected in Paris. Sport claims Barcelona feel “it is very clear that PSG are trying to prevent the Brazilian from returning to the Camp Nou in any scenario”. PSG had previously reportedly turned down an offer from Barcelona of 40 million euros plus Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic.Coutinho has since joined Bayern on loan. Juventus are also believed to have stated an interest in signing the 27-year-old, who has not featured in any of PSG’s matches so far this season having been frozen out amid the uncertainty over his future. The transfer window closes in France, Spain and Italy on September 2, meaning time is fast running out for a deal to be done.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Houghton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the latest transfer rumours and gossip.Radamel Falcao’s future is up for discussion, particularly amid reported interest from Chelsea after an uninspiring loan spell with Manchester United.The Colombian striker allegedly is keen to make a move to Stamford Bridge and, with Blues boss Jose Mourinho and Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes close acquaintances, a deal could be struck.There’s also the latest on Raheem Sterling, after former Liverpool Chief Executive Rick Parry told talkSPORT that the England forward has walked out of a club before – so what’s to stop him doing it again?And find out which Serie A strikers have snubbed Premier League interest to remain in Italy this summer….Here’s some of the top transfer rumours from talkSPORT.com:Angel di Maria is PSG’s priority this summer… and a deal could happen, talkSPORT toldChelsea transfer news: Falcao deal close, Miranda to join and more rumoursExpert view: Arsene Wenger likes Geoffrey Kondogbia but Arsenal move will NOT happenManchester City plot move for Turkey wingerManchester United go head-to-head with Arsenal over World Cup star as David De Gea departure nearsExpert Eye: No chance Raphael Varane will join Manchester United!Bayern Munich defender Dante quashes talk of Manchester United moveSouthampton and West Ham in battle for £8million Denmark defenderRaheem Sterling Shock! ‘He’s walked out before, he’ll do it again’, claims ex-Anfield chiefSampdoria chief confirms Serie A club working on deal for Chelsea defender Kurt ZoumaNew Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez lining up shock raid on Arsenallast_img read more

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first_imgGoal kickingWhat hurt the South African team was something that had been a little overlooked earlier in the tournament as they won their three pool matches: goal kicking. Handre Pollard, who was so good in 2012 when South Africa won the title, was off target with three out of four penalties when just one more successful kick would have made all the difference. Knowing that must rub a little salt into the Baby Boks’ wounds, but will also give them confidence that they have what it takes to beat the Kiwis. “I think there was at least two tries that we could have scored. I think maybe the guys were a little bit anxious in the moment. And, I must lift my hat to the Welsh. They really stuck to their kicking game. They had a very, very well prepared kicking game. They kept us in the corners. We couldn’t get out of our half. In the end, the bounce of the ball made the difference.” While the Baby Boks didn’t produce their best form on the day, the Welsh should be given credit for some of that. They were, however, a trifle lucky to progress after their first try, scored by captain Ellis Jenkins, was controversially allowed when it was clear that he had knocked on in the act of scoring. Only South Africa and New Zealand have previously won the Junior World Championship, so this year’s winners will be first-timers and the first team from the northern hemisphere to lift the silverware. Late tryEven then, Theron’s comment was likely about the way the ball sat up for right wing Ashley Evans in the 79th minute as he ran onto a chip into the South African 22, gathered and crashed over to score. The South African under-20 rugby team suffered a heart-breaking last-gasp loss to Wales by a single point, 18-17, in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship on Tuesday at Stade de la Rabine, in Vannes, France. Jenkins also praised the Welsh tight five and admitted it had been a very physical outing. “Everything hurts, but we played a very good game of rugby. We had our chances and we knew if we stuck to our game plan we would score tries and we did, just in the nick of time.” 11th Place Play-Off: Fiji vs USA 9th Place Play-Off: Samoa vs Scotland 7th Place Play-Off: Australia vs Ireland 5th Place Play-Off: Argentina vs France 3rd Place Play-Off: South Africa vs New Zealand Final: Wales vs England PLAYOFFS “Unbelievable, it is a bit surreal at the moment,” Welsh skipper Ellis Jenkins said after the game. “That was tense. 19 June 2013 ‘We gave it our best’Captain Ruan Steenkamp echoed Theron’s sentiments when he said: “We gave it our best effort, but on the day it was not enough. They did their homework on us and never allowed us to create a platform for our backline. There was no mention of the try at the end of the match, though, with the closest to anyone commenting on it coming from South Africa’s coach Dawie Theron, who said: “The luck, with the bounce of the ball, went with the Welsh today and the next time it’ll go to us. We’re definitely not happy about losing, but we can keep our head high. And we’re going to work for the next game.” That next match will be against New Zealand, who were beaten 33-21 by England in the second semi-final. South Africa had defeated England, the Six Nations champions, 31-24 in pool play. More than that, though, the Baby Boks were also at fault for not converting some of their chances. “We had our opportunities in the game,” coach Theron told the IRB. He added: “The boys are extremely disappointed because we are all very proud to represent our country. We have one more match left to play and we will lift ourselves and play with pride. The defeat will hurt for a while, but we have our next match on Sunday and we will play as best as we can.” “We knew it would take something special to break the defence and Sam [Davies] has dropped that kick on the money for Ash to go over in the corner and then stepped up, nerves of steel, and slotted it from the touchline. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion Market Beef: Brooke Egbert, Auglaize Co. (Division III Crossbred Champion)Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef: Caden Jones, Allen Co. (Division V Crossbred Champion)Third overall: Elizabeth Heintz, Auglaize Co. (Division III Crossbred Reserve Champion)Fourth overall: Wyatt Daniels, Hardin Co. (Division IV Crossbred Champion)Fifth overall: Carter Smith, Holmes Co. (Division IV Reserve Champion)Judge Shane Bedwell, Kansas CityAngusChampion: Carly Sanders, Highland Co.Res. Champion: Samantha Augustine, Ashland Co. ChianinaChampion: Callie Daniels, Allen Co.Res. Champion: Kinley Kreis, Muskingum Co. HerefordChampion: Alexis Shaw, Tuscarawas Co.Res. Champion: Jackson Grimes, Logan Co. Maine-AnjouChampion: Lindsey Pugh, Stark Co.Res. Champion: Addison Jones, Allen Co. ShorthornChampion: Rosa Bowen, Wood Co.Res. Champion: Tanner Cordes, Montgomery Co. Shorthorn PlusChampion: Emily Paden, Guernsey Co.Res. Champion: Dawson Osborn, Highland Co. SimmentalChampion: Delaney Jones, Allen Co.Res. Champion: Kinzee Shafer, Preble Co. AOBChampion: Kennedy Thompson, Clinton Co.Res. Champion: Zane Davison, Madison Co. Market HeiferChampion: Garrett Agle, Clark Co.Res. Champion: Allison Davis, Carroll Co. CrossbredDivision IChampion: Luke Brinksneader, Darke Co.Res. Champion: Cole Foor, Licking Co.Division IIChampion: Lane Underwood, Hardin Co.Res. Champion: Derek Miller, Holmes Co.Division IIIChampion: Brooke Egbert, Auglaize Co.Res. Champion: Elizabeth Heintz, Auglaize Co.Division IVChampion: Wyatt Daniels, Hardin Co.Res. Champion: Carter Smith, Holmes Co.Division VChampion: Caden Jones, Allen Co.Res. Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co.Supreme HeifersSupreme Heifer: Caitlin Scaub, Auglaize Co. (Maine-Anjou)Res. Supreme Heifer: Samantha Van Voorhis, Wood Co. (Shorthorn)Third overall: Erin Dilger-Lawrence, Licking Co. (Simmental Inf.)Fourth overall: Lindsey Pugh, Stark Co. (Hereford)Fifth overall: Jordan Johnson, Gallia Co. (AOB)AngusChampion: Madeline Bauer, Huron Co.Res. Champion: Katie Storey, Sandusky Co. ChianinaChampion: Kathy Lehmen, Richland Co.Res. Champion: Holden LeVan, Champaign Co. GelbviehChampion: Lara Rittenhouse, Clark Co.Res. Champion: Lara Rittenhouse, Clark Co. Gelbvieh Bal.Champion: Andrew Davis, Clinton CoRe. Champion: Emma Souders, Highland HerefordChampion: Lindsey Pugh, Stark Co.Res. Champion: Maddox Cupp, Fairfield Co. LimousineChampion: Kurt Moore, Coshocton Co.Res. Champion: Paige Stone, Coshocton Co. Lim-FlexChampion: Hannah Ziegler, Wyandot Co.Res. Champion: A.J. Cluxton, Adams Co. Maine-AnjouChampion: Caitlin Scaub, Auglaize Co.Res. Champion: Hannah Topmiller, Warren Co. MainetainerChampion: Dalton Kennedy, Adams Co.Res. Champion: Cole Hiser, Greene Co. ShorthornChampion: Samantha Van Voorhis, Wood Co.Res. Champion: Kinley Kreis, Muskingum Co. Shorthorn PlusChampion: Reily Jacobs-Bell, Muskingum Co.Res. Champion: Abbie Collins, Montgomery Co. SimmentalChampion: Meghan Reed, Sandusky Co.Res. Champion: Dustin Pape, Carroll Co. Simmental Inf.Champion: Erin Dilger-Lawrence, Licking Co.Res. Champion: Hannah Topmiller, Warren Co. AOBChampion: Jordan Johnson, Gallia Co.Res. Champion: Austin Hunker, Huron Co.PHOTOS BY MEGHAN BRUNS Hannah Topmiller from Warren County is one example of the expanding number of youth exhibitors being highlighted in new programs at the Ohio State Fair. Topmiller was the overall Beef Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor. Photo by Meghan Bruns.last_img read more

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first_imgTags:#Google#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Yesterday, Google announced that it was expanding its real estate listings on Google Maps. In an interview with The Age, Andrew Foster, a Google product manager, explained that Google was rededicating itself to this market because it found that a growing number of people are using the Internet to search for a new home. Currently, according to data from Hitwise, Google Maps is only a very small player in the online real estate market and it only sends about 2% of its traffic to real estate web sites. The current market leaders are Realtor.com, Zillow, and Yahoo Real Estate.It is important to note that Google had been offering this capability on Google Maps for a long time already, and it still didn’t leave a dent in Realtor.com’s or Zillow’s traffic, so we really have to wait and see if Google puts some marketing muscle behind this improved service, or if it will continue to linger in relative obscurity. It Works, But The Competition is BetterWhen you are looking for a house, location is a key factor, and just like Zillow, Google Maps puts a house’s location at the front and center of its presentation. Looking at houses on Google Maps, however, also quickly makes it clear that Google is only aggregating data from listing web sites and getting its data from brokers who update their listing on Google Base. This means that listings on Google Maps are not necessarily as up to date or as comprehensive as those you could find on similar services. It is also quite obvious that real estate listings aren’t the focus of Google Maps. Google’s competition generally offers far more options when searching for a house (type of house, lot size, year built, etc.), and does a better job at displaying other important information about a house and the neighborhood (quality of local schools, for example).While it is good to see that Google is re-dedicating itself to the real estate market, this is hopefully only the beginning of the company’s efforts, because in its current state, these listings on Google Maps are a nice addition to a great product, but don’t hold up as a real estate offering in its own right. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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first_imgIn order to achieve that overarching vision, Google will be focused on three mobile fronts in 2011, the first being the development of high-speed mobile networks. Specifically, Schmidt referred to LTE, a technology that mobile operators have begun to call “4G,” although, technically it does not meet that standard’s requirements in terms of speed. Instead, 4G has been adopted as a marketing term which simply means “faster networks.” Schmidt says that these networks will be 8 to 10 megabits, roughly 10 times faster than what we have today. The new networks will help enable new applications, “mostly entertainment and social,” for modern mobile phones.The wording of the article almost makes it sound like Google itself would be developing the LTE networks themselves, which is odd. That’s not to say that Google isn’t interested in LTE’s progress for its own ends – for example, Google and Apple are in a bidding war for 4G patents that are being auctioned off by Nortel Networks in the wake of its January 2009 bankruptcy. It is more likely that this is the sort of “development” Google is referring to, not building out network infrastructure. If Google is able to secure these patents, it can incorporate the technology they cover into its mobile operating system Android to offer more powerful applications for things like gaming, communications and social networking. The company that ends up on the losing side of this patent battle will have to pay royalties if it wants to do the same.Mobile Money The second front that Schmidt referred to is mobile money. “Phones, as we know, are used as banks in many poorer parts of the world–and modern technology means that their use as financial tools can go much further than that,” he wrote.That was the extent of his comment, but it effectively confirmed that not only is Google working on a mobile payments service, but that service is a major area of focus for this year.We’ve been following Google’s plans in this area, having noted a Google job posting for an NFC (near field communications) expert in January, which appears to be related to the Google mobile payments service. Plus, we connected the dots involving Google’s many initiatives that could be tied together to create this mobile payments platform.Most recently, the addition of NFC, a short-range, high-frequency technology for data exchange between devices was added to Google’s Android mobile operating system. This technology already lets you scan Google Places window decals for businesses testing Google’s Hotpot program, a Yelp-like local recommendations service. But these are just cogs in a much larger machine. By launch, Google will be able to track the stickers for local places you scanned, your ratings and reviews on Hotpot, and then your actual transactions performed on your Android phone at checkout. It will probably deliver related coupons and discounts too, as Google’s attempted (but failed) acquisition of local couponing service Groupon seems to imply.Increase Availability of Inexpensive Smartphones Google’s third major initiative for 2011 is to increase the availability of affordable smartphones worldwide. With Android, this trend is alreadywellunderway. There are several Android-based smartphones now available for under $100. And with the launch of Broadcom’s mass-market 3G chipset (BCM2157), phones made with those components can retail for less than $100, even as low as $75.  Plus, chip maker MIPS also just launched Android smartphones with MIPS chips at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, in order to reach the low-end market. The MIPS phones could retail for under $100, even without a contract.?”We envision literally a billion people getting inexpensive, browser-based touchscreen phones over the next few years,” wrote Schmidt. “Can you imagine how this will change their awareness of local and global information and their notion of education? And that will be just the start.” Tags:#Google#mobile#NYT#web sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts In the latest Harvard Business Review, guest contributor Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, writes about the company’s plans for the coming year, saying “as I think about Google’s strategic initiatives in 2011, I realize they’re all about mobile.” It’s notable that Schmidt didn’t say “mostly,” or “many,” of its initiatives are about mobile – he said “all” of them are.There are three main fronts where Google’s strategic vision will come into play in 2011, explained Schmidt, one of which is “mobile money.” Yes, the CEO just confirmed Google’s plans for a mobile payments service. And apparently, we’ll see it this year.In the article, Schmidt explains that we’ve reached a point where, thanks to geolocation and the power of the phone’s Web browser platform, it’s possible to deliver personalized information to users about “where you are, what you could do there right now, and so forth, and to deliver such a service at scale.”LTE Developmentlast_img read more

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December 1, 2019

Curbs back in Srinagar

first_imgCurfew-like restrictions were reimposed in the entire Srinagar and parts of the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday to disallow Muharram processions by Shia Muslims, days after the government banned them because of the restive situation.Security forces deployed buses, mobile bunkers and bullet-proof vehicles as barricades to cut off the Shia-majority areas of Zadibal, Hasnabad, Baghwanpora and Hawal in the old city. An official said Section 144 was strictly enforced.Spools of concertina wires were spread on the roads to restrict the movement of vehicles, and to stop devotees from converging on the traditional routes for joint processions.The commercial hub Lal Chowk and uptown areas of Rajbagh were also brought under restrictions.An official said the Shia Muslims were confined to their localities and allowed to organise smaller gatherings in local Imambaras. No major procession was reported from the traditional routes of Alamgari Bazar, Nigeen or Bohri Kadal. Locals said devotees made an attempt to defy the ban at Alamgari but were contained by the security personnel.“It’s the first time in three decades that processions were disallowed in Srinagar,” said Ashiq Hussian, a local.The government has decided to ban all Muharram processions in Srinagar “to avoid any loss of life and property” this year.Smaller gatheringsSmaller processions were allowed in parts of Budgam and Ganderbal districts in Central Kashmir. The police said no major restrictions were imposed there.Meanwhile, Kashmir Valley saw a spontaneous shutdown for the 37th day on Tuesday. All shops remained closed and public transport remained off the roads.last_img read more

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first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT continued to have Blackwater’s number after taking a 117-96 win in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Glen Rice Jr. had an all-around effort with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven steals through three quarters for the KaTropa, who notched their first back-to-back wins this conference.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Blackwater, which slipped to 3-4, never led and had more turnovers (16) than assists (14).NBA legend Ray Allen, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, surprised the fans at MOA Arena as he watched the game.Allen’s former teammate with the Boston Celtics, Henry Walker, led the Elite with 33 points and 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img “Our objective going into every game is to look for improvements. We are all aware that the situation right now is not quite well yet. We are looking for stability now. As a coach, I expect my players to play smart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad hiked their record to 4-2.“Today, we are all satisfied with this game. It also helped that we are getting to be complete as team,” he added. “Going to this game, we already knew that it would take our absolute best to stop the three-game winning streak of Blackwater.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe KaTropa break the game wide open in the second quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 34-15.The Elite, who have never beaten the KaTropa since joining the PBA three seasons ago, came into the game having won three straight victories but they didn’t seem like a team on a roll against the KaTropa, who led by as much as 27 points. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Ray Allen watches PBA game, catches up with ex-teammate Bill Walker View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Pellegrini adamant West Ham will not sell Arnautovic or Carrollby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Carroll and Marko Arnautovic will not leave West Ham United this month, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.Both strikers have been linked with moves away from the London Stadium.”Andy will still be here with us, he is an important player for us,” Pellegrini said ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie with Birmingham.”He is just coming back from a long, long injury, and the way he is taking advantage of his minutes he will return to the player that we all know.”I am also sure Marko Arnautovic will stay here with us. Good players always have offers but that is different to rumours.” last_img read more

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