Merson: Liverpool can end title race in week’s timeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says Liverpool can win the Premier League title in a week’s time.Merson believes if Liverpool win at the Etihad Stadium next month, a seven-point lead would be too much for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to overturn.He said, “Leicester vs Manchester City is a big game and a must-win game for City, who are in trouble now as they are four points behind Liverpool.”I mean it has now got down to the situation whereby if Liverpool win at City in a week’s time – it is all over.”So this is a big game for City and a hard one as Leicester can cause you problems But because they have to win, I think they will, but Saturday’s result will have knocked the stuffing out of them and Man City have now lost two of their last three league games.”And before that it looked like they would never ever lose a game, but I see them just winning this one to stay on the coat tails of Liverpool.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
OSU senior attacker Cian Dabrowski (14) fires a shot in a game against Penn State on April 9. OSU won, 16-13. Credit: Courtesy of OSUA short memory often one of the keys to any successful athlete. The No. 9 Ohio state women’s lacrosse team will have to put that skill to the test as it regroups from a blowout loss and travels to Rutgers for a Thursday evening matchup.The first setback OSU (11-2, 2-1) faced in 55 days was a 15-5 loss at No. 1 Maryland last weekend which ended its nine-game winning streak. If they’re able to bounce back with a win over Rutgers (3-11, 0-3), the Buckeyes would end being no worse than the No. 2 seed in the 2016 Big Ten tournament. Rutgers is coming off a 20-9 loss to Northwestern. The Buckeyes are 3-1 all-time against the Scarlet Knights, as they beat Rutgers 17-7 in the 2015 Big Ten tournament quarterfinals, as well as twice in conference play.A closer look at OSUOSU has decorated players all over the field that play a huge role in the team’s success.Sophomore attacker Molly Wood ranks 13th in the country with 4.7 draws per game and is on track to set an OSU single-season record. Wood is also second on the team with 30 goals, and is one of only two Buckeyes to score a goal in every game this season.Senior attackers Cian Dabrowski and Rainey Hodgson rank in the top five in the Big Ten in almost every offensive category. Dabrowski leads OSU and ranks second in the Big Ten with three goals per game and leads with 4.1 points per match. Hodgson ranks second in the Big Ten with 3.8 points per game and is first with 1.9 assists per contest.Defensively, senior goalkeeper Katie Frederick is 11-2 as a first-year starter. Frederick is third in the conference with 6.46 saves per game.As a team, OSU ranks second in the Big Ten in shot percentage and goals against, and sits third for goals, assists, draw controls and saves.Game time against the Scarlet Knights is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday in Piscataway, New Jersey.Up nextThe Buckeyes are set to return home and get back on the field quickly when they welcome No. 6 Notre Dame to Ohio Stadium at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
It almost appeared Max Lowe’s Aberdeen teammates were left with nothing to show for their efforts on Sunday as Celtic lifted the Betfred Cup in the Hampden final.However, reprieve came the way of the Dons on Wednesday night as they recorded a famous 1-0 victory over Rangers at Ibrox.The on-loan-full-back who put up an impressive display against Rangers is pleased with the team’s progress and believes they are now focused on their weekend fixture against St. Johnstone.Lowe told Evening times:“After being here a couple of weeks, I felt like I’d improved my game. The gaffer took me to one side and told me the things I needed to improve defensively – I still need to improve in the air.”“He will take me aside in training and do one-v-one stuff. Each game, I’m picking up and learning things as I go on.”Lennon praises Celtic’s fan support Manuel R. Medina – May 5, 2019 According to the team manager, the way the supporters behave this season helped the team achieve an eighth consecutive title.“Rangers and Celtic are great teams and I’m happy we’ve been able to keep them quiet. Hopefully, I can do that for as long as I stay.”“With the games in hand, we’re really confident. The final we lost, but everyone said we played really well.”“Hopefully we can kick on and make a run of it. We’ve had a tough week of away games so hopefully, this can serve us well.”“It could have been a terrible week if we lost the final and had lost on Wednesday.”“It would have been hard to kick on again. To get the win is massive for us and a massive confidence boost.”“It could be a season-changer; we can deal with anyone in this league. We showed that on Sunday, never mind on Wednesday, and I think teams in this league will know what kind of team we are.”
Updated: 10:20 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez was live for Sycuan’s Topping Off Ceremony on Tuesday. She interviewed Cody Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Tribal Council, about Sycuan’s history and the new resort.Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace in 1983. Now more than 34 years later, it has become a community landmark.Today, Sycuan celebrates a major milestone by placing the final beam atop their new resort structure. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Sycuan Casino FacebookTwitter May 22, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, Elizabeth Alvarez Sycuan Casino celebrates huge milestone with resort Topping Off Ceremony Posted: May 22, 2018 Topping-off Ceremony for @SycuanCasino The next casino-resort destination set to open in 9 months. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/QRZluOHKMm— ELIZABETH ALVAREZ (@EAlvarezKUSI) May 22, 2018
Snapchat, an instant messaging and multimedia mobile application, has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its Initial Public Offering (IPO) that could come as early as March 2017.Earlier this week, the two lender banks were informed that they have been given one of the most lucrative IPO mandates in recent years as Snapchat is eyeing a $25 billion valuation in the stock market, Reuters reported.Apart from the two above mentioned lenders, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays Plc and Credit Suisse Group will also be involved as joint book runners, sources informed the agency.The company, which started in 2012 as a mobile app, allows users to send photos, which vanish within seconds. With an active user-base of over 100 million people, the firm managed to raise $1.81 billion in May, which valued the Los Angeles-based Snapchat at $20 billion.Snapchat will be the largest social media IPO since Twitter in November 2013, Bloomberg reported. The company’s plans to go public come at a time when its rivals such as Uber Technologies and Airbnb Inc are taking more time to raise capital.However, Morgan Stanley’s role of handling the IPO comes after the bank arranged a credit-facility for the company in September. The company’s last round of fundraising included General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, T Rowe Prince and Lone Pine. Some of the previous rounds included Fidelity Investment, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Yahoo.
Listen Cliff Owen/APSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House after attending services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Washington, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency. 00:00 /29:10 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer discuss the results of the most anticipated investigation since Watergate.Special Counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr.Brandon and Jay discuss the report and analyze the politics of the summary presented by the Attorney General. Will the public ever see the report?NATIONAL TOPICS-2020 Democratic Presidential candidate roundup-Supreme Court hears case on gerrymandering-Green New Deal goes down in the Senate-Obamacare under attack – again-Jimmy Carter is officially the longest-living U.S. PresidentTEXAS TOPICS-Texas Legislature debates budget and school funding-Harris County sues petrochemical company over massive fire at Deer Park facility-Abortion bill rankles Texas Democrats-Texas Education Agency suspends HISD Superintendent searchYou can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email email@example.com. Party Politics is produced by Don Geraci, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share
Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Under Wilkes’ direction, Imagine at present is working on the docu-series “She the People,” featuring actress-playwright Sarah Jones traveling the country to examine issues of sex and power for women. Actor Bryce Dallas Howard is at work on “Dads,” a feature doc that aims to take a humorous look at fatherhood in the modern era.Imagine bolstered its documentary production infrastructure with the recent hiring of HBO alum Sara Bernstein as executive VP.Apple has yet to disclose launch or distribution plans for its video content. The company has a slew of original series in various stages of production and development.(Pictured: Imagine’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — the Touring Years”) Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries has set a first-look pact with Apple to develop non-fiction features and series.The deal comes as Imagine is investing heavily in the premium non-fiction arena. The company in June recruited RadicalMedia veteran Justin Wilkes to head Imagine Documentaries as president.The deal suggests that Apple sees docu films and series as an important element of the video platform the tech giant has been working on for more than 18 months. In September, Apple acquired global rights to the feature doc “The Elephant Queen,” which will screen later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.Imagine’s push into documentaries began a few years ago with such projects as “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — the Touring Years,” directed by Howard, and “Jay-Z’s Made in America,” “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” and “Inside Deep Throat.”
Kolkata: Central Forces deployed at Jangalmahal in Bengal started their movement towards North Bengal on Thursday for the first phase of elections scheduled in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar on April 11, after the state government agreed to release 29 companies of Central Forces presently deployed there.The final deployment plan was settled after the CEO of Bengal Ariz Aftab held a detailed meeting with ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta, ADG (Armed Force) Ranvir Kumar and IG (BSF) Y B Kurania at the CEO’s office on Thursday evening. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”We are trying to deploy Central Forces in all the sensitive booths, while the non-critical booths will be managed by forces of the state,” a senior official of the CEO’s office said. The forces that are expected to reach North Bengal by Friday, will add to the seven companies of BSF already posted in the two North Bengal districts, taking the total count of Central Forces to 37. The official did not rule out the possibility of additional forces and said that talks are on with the Election Commission of India for sanctioning another 30 to 35 companies. “There has been no order yet but we are expecting it by Friday,” the official said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateMeanwhile, the state police will deploy 9,000 state armed force personnel for managing the 3,844 polling stations of the two districts. It has been learnt that the state agreed to release the existing 29 companies of Central Forces from Jangalmahal after the Election Commission assured that the forces will be commissioned for the purpose of election only. There is always the fear that release of forces from Jangalmahal may lead to breakdown of law and order in the area, which was a hotbed for Maoists during the previous government’s (Left Front) rule. Sources in the commission said that out of the 29 companies of Central Forces, 11 companies are being sent to Alipurduar while 18 companies are being sent to Cooch Behar. “The law and order situation is under control and we would like to assure all the voters that there will be adequate forces both in the booths and on the road. We are sure about conducting a peaceful election,” said Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjoy Basu. The entire force management will be in the hands of the Police Observer and the Special Central Observer Vivek Dubey, who has already held a series of meetings with the top officials of the state. “As per order from the Election Commission, we have already arranged vehicles for the forces which will carry them to North Bengal. They have already started to move and by Friday morning we will be able to release all the forces,” a senior police officer of Purulia said.
Rob SalterVideo-on-demand aggregator Vubiquity is planning to launch a retail product that will allow consumers to buy digital content, initially movies, in high-street retail outlets in multiple markets.Vubiquity said it is discussion with multiple retailers in a number of different territories about the plan, which would mark its first move into the retail digital space.Vubiquity has hired Rob Salter, formerly CEO of home entertainment supply chain specialist Reverbz Media, to head up the new initiative as vice-president of retail. Vubiquity will use Reverbz to provide the physical supply chain for the service in the retail environment, while Vubiquity will provide digital content services, including content licensing, processing for multiplatform viewing, metadata management, and digital distribution.Vubiquity said the product would enable consumer to purchase digital movies in retail outlets, often weeks before they are available on DVD, Blu-ray or VoD.“We are delighted to have brought Rob to the Vubiquity team. Together we bring a wealth of retail and supply chain management experience giving the credibility to our customers to help shape and deliver these exciting new retail services. We will provide a range of fully integrated, end-to-end services that are very compelling for retailers, content owners and consumers alike,” said Nick Ruczaj, SVP Commercial EMEA at Vubiquity.“Vubiquity has the scale and resources to support the digital retail experience that the market has been calling for a response to for the last 12 months. We are excited to be moving into the delivery phase.”Salter said: “I am thrilled to be working with Vubiquity. We see an excellent opportunity to grow significant business in this channel. Retailers have driven the growth of home entertainment and the building of personal video collections since the first VHS tapes in the mid-1980s. We believe retailers will continue to be a key part of the future of selling video in the digital age. Vubiquity wants to support retailers’ ambitions to go on selling content to their customers in disc form, and also help them go beyond the disc into digital ownership and consumption.”
Stranger ThingsStreaming service Netflix has ordered a pair of tween-skewed scripted series, on of which comes from CBBC, a Bill Nye talk show and a second season of summer hit Stranger Things.The tween series are an untitled Horse Mystery project and one based on Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch novels, both of which are billed as featuring “tenacious girls” in coming-of-age stories.The Horse Mystery show will be set on a beautiful island off the coast of England and follows an American girl who befriends a dangerous horse and realises a thrilling mystery is unravelling around her. Jaylen Barron (Good Luck Charlie) stars as the lead character, Zoe.Rebecca Hodgson, Kate Little and Claire Poyser executive produce, with Paul Norton Walker (Shameless) directing the ten-part series.All3Media-owned UK prodco Lime Pictures is attached to produce ahead of a 2017 launch date in all Netflix territories.Also coming in the same year is The Worst Witch, which will feature the clumsy Mildred Hubble character and her adventures as a student at Miss Cackle’s Academy For Witches.Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) stars in the twelve-part series.CBBC Productions is producing in collaboration with Germany’s ZDF and its commercial arm, ZDF Enterprises and Netflix. In the UK and Germany, the series will debut on the respective pubcasters before being made available on Netflix.Bill Nye Saves the World, meanwhile, will be talk show set for spring 2017. Scientist, inventor and comedian Nye will in each episode tackle a topic from a scientific point of views to dispel myths espoused by political leaders, religious leaders and industry titans.This will be his first role on television since the 1990s series he created, Bill Nye the Science Guy, which ran for five seasons.“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Nye.“Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”Bunim/Murray Productions, which yesterday made a series of management promotions and hires, is producing for Netflix. Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi executive produce, alongside Michael Naidus (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), who will also executive produce.In further Netflix programming news, the SVOD service has renewed Stranger Thingsfor a second season.The first season has become one of the most talked-about series in the world, with it recently becoming the most in-demand programme in the UK.Writer/creators Matt and Ross Duffer will return for the second run, with 21 Laps producing and Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and the Duffer brothers executive producing.
Some 74% of adult broadband users in the US can now access broadband video and pay TV Services on a home TV, according to new research by The Diffusion Group (TDG).The study claims that the penetration of internet-connected TVs among US broadband homes has increased from 50% in 2013 to 74% at year-end 2016.However, this growth has now slowed to only 4% year-on-year, having risen by 22% between 2013 and 2014, and by another 15% between 2014 and 2015.“At 74% penetration, connected TV use is squarely in the Late Mainstream phase of its trajectory. Barring any major disruption in TV technology or market conditions, growth will slow each year as the solution reaches saturation,” said TDG president and director of research, Michael Greeson.
The Foyle constituency was rocked last Thursday after Sinn Fein’s Elisha McCallion snatched the seat held by senior SDLP figures Mark Durkan and John Hume for the past 24 years, becoming the first Sinn Fein MP in the city for almost a century.Mrs McCallion secured 18,256 votes to beat Mr Durkan’s tally by just 169 votes.Earlier this week several Foyle voters contacted the Belfast Telegraph after they arrived at their polling stations to discover that their vote had been taken.The SDLP’s Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan met on Tuesday with the current Chief Electoral Officer, Virginia McVea, to hand over what he said was evidence from Foyle of vote stealing. He said he is now aware of 20 cases of electoral fraud and wants the Electoral Office, the PSNI and the Secretary of State to act on the issue.Mark H Durkan is set to meet the PSNI on Monday to discuss the allegations.Mr Bradley said there was an onus on the SDLP to gather information and calculate if it made a difference to the outcome.He said that voter personation has been an issue in Northern Ireland’s elections for as far back as he could remember.“Personation has been a problem here from time immemorial,” he said. “When I was Chief Electoral Officer I tried to get the law changed. Unless you have a system where you have either eye recognition or fingerprinting to identify voters, there will be a problem. And that costs money.“Personation happens. I remember one polling station being overseen by a very strict headmaster who was very well-known in that community.“The first time that a certain party came into the system, they tried to impersonate people at his polling station.“A young man came in to vote and said his name was John Brown. The headmaster, who knew everyone in the area, stood up and came over to the imposter and sniffed his coat.“The young man asked him what he was doing and the headmaster said that he smelled very fresh for a man who had been dead for six months.”Mr Bradley said that the system used by those intent on malice was a simple one.Mr Durkan with his nephew Mark H Durkan and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood following his selction to run in Foyle again. Now SDLP crying foul saying some electorate weren’t able to cast their vote because of impersonation“There is a technique used by parties,” he added. “They have a record of the people who haven’t voted in the last election. That information can be used for genuine or malicious reasons.“The genuine reason is that they want to contact those people and encourage them to vote. The malicious reason is that they use it as ammunition for personation at the next election.”Mr Bradley said there are ways to try and overcome the problem.“When you come across what I call a hotbed, when you are suspicious of a number of things, it’s like detective work,” he added.“There’s knowledge, there’s evidence and above all there’s determination. I used to sit for five or six hours going through the records in one ward alone.“If I was the SDLP I’d be appealing for those people it has happened to, to contact them so they can gather the information and calculate if this made a difference to the election. The onus is on the SDLP now.”Mr Bradley said that it was the job of police to uncover any wrong doing, but that he didn’t hold much hope for convictions.“Firstly the police know that they have to do something,” he said. “Otherwise from the unionist perspective they are supporting Sinn Fein by not doing anything. Secondly, if there are allegations of illegal practice they have a statutory obligation to investigate.“But I will be pleasantly surprised if they come to court, because in the past they have not been able to prosecute.”DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH ON VOTE FRAUD CHARGES, SAYS FORMER ELECTORAL OFFICE CHIEF was last modified: June 16th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: “In my experience, politics gives you access to power and people would do anything to get access to power,” he said.“Politicians don’t want to have a complicated system here. They want it simple. But if it is very simple, it is easily overcome.“I have worked around the world, I can give you systems that will work. The trouble is that the politicians will not accept this.“If you have got a system that is susceptible to fraud, it will be happen. So there is a balance required – on the one hand having a secure system and on the other having a system that the public can use.” ShareTweet CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICERDON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH ON VOTE FRAUD CHARGESMark H DurkanPAT BRADLEYSAY FORMER ELECTORAL OFFICE CHIEFVIRGINIA MCVEAVOTER PERSONATION Elisha McCallion topped outgoing MP Mark Durkan by 169 votesTHE North’s former Chief Electoral Officer says voting fraud was rife here and only a very tight system will stamp out voter personation.Pat Bradley was speaking as evidence mounted over alleged vote stealing in the Foyle area.At least a dozen people have come forward to say that when they went to their polling station, their vote had already been used by someone else.The PSNI has confirmed that it is now investigating the allegations for voting fraud.Derry born Pat Bradley was the Electoral Office boss between 1980 and 2000, a time when he says vote stealing was rampant.Mr Bradley says that simple electoral systems, like the one used in the North, are easily overcome and need to be changed.