Milan derby marks new era

first_imgROME (AP):It will likely be Silvio Berlusconi’s final derby as AC Milan owner. And the first for Inter’s new Chinese proprietors.Plus Silvio Pioli’s debut as coach of struggling Inter.Combined with the rise of Milan’s youth-oriented squad after several difficult seasons, tomorrow’s match is being celebrated both as the end of an era and a time of new beginnings.”It seems like a different derby compared to the last several, in terms of interest, tickets, standings and the new developments in club ownership,” Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said.Berlusconi, who purchased Milan 30 years ago, is expected to close a deal next month selling his majority stake in the club to a Chinese investor group that includes the participation of a Chinese state investment fund.While seven-time European champion Milan have not qualified for continental play for three consecutive seasons, the Rossoneri have seen a turnaround this season under first-year coach Vincenzo Montella.Relying on 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18-year-old midfielder Manuel Locatelli and forward M’Baye Niang, a relative veteran at 21, Montella has guided Milan to third place with a new sense of team unity.”After all these difficult years full of problems which I’m not going to list now, this might be the first time that we’re re-establishing a close-knit group,” Milan midfielder Andrea Poli said. “We’re on the right road and we’ve got to continue along this path.”Inter, meanwhile, are languishing in ninth place with just as many losses – five – as wins this season.Pioli, the former Chievo Verona and Lazio coach, was hired last week to replace the fired Frank de Boer.De Boer was hired less than two weeks before the season began following the unexpected resignation of Roberto Mancini, who reportedly wanted more control over the transfer market and clashed with Suning, the Chinese retail giant that took control of 70 percent of Inter in June.Inter have a wide array of top-quality players – such as Mauro Icardi, who tops the Serie A scoring chart alongside Roma’s Edin Dzeko with 10 goals each, plus Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic, Montenegro forward Stevan Jovetic and Italy internationals Eder and Antonio Candreva – but the Nerazzurri were inconsistent and appeared confused under De Boer.last_img read more

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Bandits rob businessman at traffic light

first_imgAn East Coast Demerara businessman was left traumatised after bandits on a motorcycle robbed him at a Main Street, Georgetown traffic light.The incident occurred just after midday on Wednesday, in front of the Finance Ministry.Guyana Times understands that the businessman had just left a Water Street, Georgetown bank and was on his way home when he was attacked. It is believed that he was tailed by the bandits from the bank.According to reports reaching this newspaper, the businessman was in his Toyota Hilux pickup along with another person at the traffic light, at Main and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown when two men rode up alongside them on a CG motorcycle.This newspaper was told that the pillion rider jumped off the bike and tried to open the door of the pickup; however, it was locked. This prompted the bandit to whip out a firearm and discharged a single gunshot into the window. The gunman then grabbed a bag, containing an undisclosed sum of cash, from the men in the pickup, before joining his accomplice on the motorcycle and speeding away.Eyewitnesses related their shock at the speed at which the perpetrators operated.“All this happened in less than 20 seconds. What was chilling is how easily these guys operate… That was criminally motivated; that’s our reality. I’m still in awe at what I just witnessed,” one eyewitness, who was also in his vehicle at the traffic light, wrote in a social media post.Luckily, no one was injured in the incident. The Police are investigating the matter and are reviewing CCTV footage obtained from the area.Of recent, there have been many robberies committed by thieves on motorcycles across the country. However, some good investigative work by Police detectives recently saw the arrest of a 26-year-old serial robber of Lot 86 Nelson Street, Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, who is believed to have used a motorcycle with his accomplice to commit a spate of robberies on gas stations and supermarkets along the East Coast of Demerara (ECD).Uriel Mentore was charged and placed before the courts on six counts of armed robbery and attempted robbery between October 19 and November 11, 2016, during which he stole in excess of $3.3 million in cash and valuables.The first charge states that on October 19, he robbed Shivo’s Supermarket at Nonpareil, ECD; then on November 3, he robbed Wisdom Supermarket at Vryheid’s Lust, ECD; and the following day, he attempted to rob Daily’s Supermarket located at Park Street, Enterprise, ECD.The accused was also charged for robbing R Prashad’s Service Station located on the Mon Repos Railway Embankment, ECD on November 5, attempting to rob the Shell Gas Station at Ogle, ECD on November 9, and robbing Viscom Electronics at Mon Repos Public Road, ECD on November 11, during which he was nabbed.The Police had confiscated the motorcycle and two full-faced protective helmets that are believed to have been used during the commission of the crimes. Mentore was remanded to prison until December 15.last_img read more

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North Peace Cultural Centre launches ‘Snow Day’ event

first_imgThe North Peace Cultural Centre is introducing the first annual Snow Day — a free art day for kids of all ages.Tomorrow, the Cultural Centre will be offering holiday activities and entertainment from 10 AM to 4 PM.Kids of all ages can drop off their favourite toy for the annual Stuffed-Animal Sleepover at the library tonight and pick it up at 9 AM the next morning.- Advertisement -There will be arts and crafts stations, Pastel Drawing in the loft,  Ornament Painting with the Peace Arts Gallery Society, and Dance Workshops.The Library will be hosting “Family Discovery Storytime: Mini Masters”, and the Christmas Artisan Market will also be open on this day for parents to peruse and enjoy, featuring works by artists in the Peace Region.Children can also get their photo taken with Santa, as well — from 12 PM – 3 PM, as well.Advertisement Holiday movies will also be playing in the Theatre, with free popcorn.last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, December 16

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing Norwich keeper John Ruddy, 28, as a replacement for dropped Simon Mignolet. (Daily Star)Arsenal are weighing up a double swoop for Roma striker Mattia Destro and Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik in the January transfer window – if they can offload enough players to fund it. (Metro)Juan Cuadrado has grown frustrated with life at Fiorentina and could force a move to Manchester United in January. (Daily Star)Roma have ruled out selling star midfielder Kevin Strootman to either Manchester United or Chelsea in January. (Daily Express)Southampton are ready to rival Manchester United for wantaway Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder. (Daily Mail)Tottenham are looking to loan out Emmanuel Adebayor in January. Midfielder Mousa Dembele is also likely to leave White Hart Lane next month. (Daily Mirror)Atletico Madrid are interested in re-signing Fernando Torres if Chelsea allow the striker to join them on a free transfer. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Murphy tells Liverpool’s owners: ‘You would be crazy to sack Rodgers’Exclusive – Get Balotelli out of Liverpool! Former Reds ace urges Rodgers to ditch misfiring MarioAnother Liverpool blow? Defender to snub the RedsTottenham to lose out on strike target?Manchester City flop set for Juventus switchlast_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgThe four are accused of robbing 14 people between August and December 2004. Mom and pop stores in San Marino, Alhambra, Whittier and Monterey Park were hit by two robbers. Prosecutors have also charged Cisneros, Oso, Lopez and another suspect, Bernadette Corvera, with the Dec. 10, 2004, fatal shooting of Joseph Molina, 22, of Whittier during a robbery of the Subway store at Norwalk and Beverly boulevards in Whittier. Oso was charged with being an accessory after the fact. Corvera, 25, pleaded guilty June 7 to Molina’s shooting and one other robbery. She has yet to be sentenced. Resendez, Cisneros, Oso and Lopez were also charged with the Aug. 4, 2004, killing of Dianqiu Wu of Rowland Heights, who was shot during a robbery in a San Gabriel parking lot. Embezzlement trial set for Oct. 29 NORWALK – The trial of Ira Moreland III, a former Whittier employee accused of embezzling more than $230,000 from the city over the span of 28 months is set for Oct. 29. Moreland, of Riverside, was arrested in January and remains free on $20,000 bail. Prosecutors allege Moreland ordered equipment for the city that wasn’t delivered but payment for that equipment was deposited into his bank account. At the time, city officials say Moreland was working as a solid waste supervisor and was in charge of 13 full-time and six part-time workers. He worked for the city from 1998 to 2007. Heritage gathering at City Park MONTEBELLO – National Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Montebello City Park, 115 S. Taylor Ave. Entertainment will include the music of Tierra and Wise Guys, as well as mariachis, folklorico dancers and Aztec dancers. Food will be available. There will be an art display by Yoland Gonzalez. Winners of the Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest will also be announced. For more information, call (323) 887-1373. From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The arraignment for four suspects in a 2004 robbery spree in the Whittier and San Gabriel Valley area that left two men dead was continued to Nov. 13. Jose Resendez, 30, Leonardo Cisneros, 23, Mitzie Oso, 28, and Sara Lopez, 25, appeared Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Deputy District Attorney Robert Grace said he is trying to get some of the defendants to consider a plea bargain. Both sides have been in discussion, he added. He said the DA’s Office would probably seek the death penalty on one or two of the suspects. last_img read more

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Tomatoes … from an apple tree?

first_img• Photo Gallery: Apple or tomato tree SANTA FE SPRINGS – Ray Stanton went out to his back yard in August to see if any apples were growing on his tree. What he found was another fruit. It was red and round in shape, but not the apples Stanton’s been eating. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsInstead, there were about six vines with cherry tomatoes sprouting from them. “I don’t know how this happened,” said Stanton, 89, who planted the tree about 15 years ago. He and his wife, Anzo, 89, pick the ripened tomatoes and use them in salads and other meals. “I made a tomato sandwich last week,” Stanton said as he plucked a tomato from a vine and then popped it into his mouth. The apple tree, which stands about 7 to 8 feet tall, looks more like a bush, with its heavy foliage and very short trunk. The long vines coming from the base and stretching to other areas of the tree make for a strange sight. This is not an uncommon occurrence, according to Cal Poly Pomona’s plant science department. It attributes the phenomenon to a bird or other animal “planting” the tomato seed. About 125 million tons of tomatoes were produced in the world in 2005, with China, the largest producer, accounting for about one-fourth followed by the United States and Turkey, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Although it is botanically a fruit, the tomato is nutritionally categorized as a vegetable. The sprouting of tomatoes on an apple tree is not that far-fetched since in different cultures they are closely identified with one another. The Italian word for tomato is “pomodoro,” which means “golden apple.” Regardless of the cause or the name, the Stantons said they are happy with the result. “I just hope we get some apples too,” Ray Stanton said. Even if they don’t, the couple will continue doing the little bit of gardening they can. The Stantons, who grew up together in North Dakota, married July 14 after losing their spouses a few years ago after 60-plus years of marriage. They use walkers because of different ailments and aren’t able to do much gardening. Even so, they will be taking a Mexican cruise next month to celebrate their anniversary. “We have an anniversary party every month because we don’t know how many years we have left together,” Ray Stanton said. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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NBA roundup

first_imgat Phoenix 91, San Antonio 86 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Milwaukee 88 LeBron James scored 35 points as the Cavaliers won their ninth in 11 games. Michael Redd scored 30 points to pace the Bucks, who have lost three straight for the first time this season. at Atlanta 101, New Orleans 93 Al Harrington scored 24 points and Atlanta withstood a career-high 29 points from Speedy Claxton to end the Hornets’ three-game winning streak. Joe Johnson added 20 points for Atlanta. at Orlando 108, Charlotte 92 Dwight Howard had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Magic broke a three-game losing streak. Reserve Keith Bogans scored a season-high 22 points for the Bobcats, who have lost four straight. at Washington 103, Boston 102 Grant of Van Nuys product Gilbert Arenas scored 31 points, including two free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining, and the Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak. Ricky Davis scored 24 points to lead the Celtics, who have lost six of their last eight games. at Chicago 111, Memphis 82 Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points and Ben Gordon had 21 as the Bulls shot 62 percent and ended Memphis’ five-game winning streak. Antonio Burks scored a career-high 18 points and Pau Gasol had 15 for the Grizzlies. at Dallas 83, Minnesota 79 Dirk Nowitzki overcame 3 quarters of being pestered by Kevin Garnett to score seven straight points in the closing minutes to lieft the Mavs. Nowitzki scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, most coming during a 14-3 run over the last 3:04. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Shawn Marion and Steve Nash triggered a fourth-quarter surge that lifted the Suns, snapping the Spurs’ five-game winning streak in a matchup of division leaders. Phoenix beat San Antonio for only the second time in their past nine regular season meetings. at Cleveland 96, last_img read more

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Zeta stuns hurricane specialists

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MIAMI (AP) – In a surprising but nonthreatening curtain call to the Atlantic’s busiest-ever hurricane season, Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the open ocean Friday, trying a record for the latest-developing named storm. Although the National Hurricane Center said Zeta wasn’t forecast to become a hurricane or threaten land, Zeta’s development was significant because it came a month after the official Nov. 30 end to the unprecedented season. The season brought a record 14 hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina, which devastated Louisiana and Mississippi in August, killing more than 1,300 people in the most costly disaster in U.S. history. Forecasters exhausted their list of 21 proper names and began using the Greek alphabet to name storms for the first time. Zeta – the 27th named storm of the season and the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet – was located about 1,035 miles southwest of the Azores, the National Hurricane Center reported at 10 p.m. EST Friday. Zeta had maximum sustained winds near 50 mph and was moving northwest at about 7 mph. Since record keeping began in 1851, only one other named storm has formed as late as Zeta, said Greg Romano, a National Weather Service spokesman. Tropical Storm Alice developed Dec. 30, 1954, and later became a hurricane before dissipating Jan. 5. Tropical storms develop when their winds exceed 39 mph, and hurricanes form when their winds exceed 74 mph. Earlier this month, Hurricane Epsilon became only the fifth hurricane to form in December in 154 years of record keeping – though Romano said some storms could have fallen through the cracks before technology such as satellites was available to help find and track tropical systems. Forecasters have said that hurricane seasons are going to be more active than usual for at least another decade.last_img read more

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Taking Notes Just Got Easier: Evernote For Mac Adds Audio Recording

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… You can click on the Audio Note microphone icon, and a new window will open with an audio recorder pinned to the top. The recording will continue even in the background, with a red dot on the Evernote menu bar’s elephant indicating that you’re currently recording.The length of the recording depends on the file size of the note and whether or not you’re a premium subscriber. Free users are allowed to have notes up to 25 MB. That’s about 2 hours of recording. It’s double that for premium users.There are some other features here too, including faster searching, something that is important once you start accumulating thousands of notes. You can download the update directly via the Evernote website, or you can update it via the Mac App store (Note: the Mac App store doesn’t have the latest version quite yet, but it should be there soon). Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Another week, another major update for the note-taking and storage platform Evernote, and this time the app that’s getting a polish is Evernote for Mac. As we’ve seen with the last few updates, starting with a redesigned Web interface, the emphasis here is partly on making notes more sharable and social. Of course, Evernote for Mac has already had the abilitiy to share notebooks with others. Now those sharing capabilities have been expanded to include Facebook, Twitter, and email, all through a new Share button on the menu bar.A great new feature in this update is the ability to record audio notes, perfect for situations where you want to record a meeting or lecture and take notes at the same time. The ability to create audio notes is already part of Evernote’s mobile apps, but is the first time it’s appeared in a desktop version. last_img read more

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How Ads In Mobile Apps Could Send Facebook’s Revenue Soaring

first_imgRelated Posts dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.Amid all of Mark Zuckerberg’s iconoclasm Wednesday at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, it was easy to miss the biggest news for the company—and the mobile world it hopes to dominate.Yes, throwing out Facebook’s “move fast and break things” philosophy is significant, as is anonymous login. But of far more financial consequence, both for Facebook and the developers it courted at F8, is the Facebook Audience Network.Facebook May Finally Have A Google-Like Ad ProductIt may well prove to be the equivalent of Google’s AdWords and AdSense products. On their face, when Google introduced them, they seemed like simple tools for buying targeted ads (AdWords, in 2000) and placing them on other websites (AdSense, in 2003). But they proved to be powerful financial engines, ones that still fuel the company’s growth more than a decade later.The Facebook Audience Network—Facebook’s new advertising product—could be the biggest idea that the social network has ever produced. While it failed to reinvent advertising on the desktop, where Google dominates, Facebook has a shot at doing so in mobile.It’s easy to overlook developments in advertising and marketing technology. On a day-to-day basis, the only people who really care about it are advertisers, publishers, and the companies building advertising technology. I’ve purposefully avoided writing about ad tech for years, because, to be quite honest, nobody really gives a damn.Quick Thought: Facebook App-Linking The CompetitionThe other news that has people talking from F8 yesterday is the company’s new “App Links” proposal. Essentially, Facebook is trying to create the same type of linking URL structure for mobile apps on iOS and Android that has long existed on the Web.First, we must acknowledge that links between apps has definitely been a problem for developers. Mobile leads itself to a fragmented Web where apps function as their own little individual fiefdoms, not connected to the outside world or each other. App Links wants to solve that.But, as Jay Yarow from Business Insider correctly points out, why would Apple and Google just let Facebook waltz in to become the de facto middleware for mobile app developers? Facebook wants to control the pipes between mobile apps (like it does on the Web), but Google and Apple have far more control over their own operating systems than they do on the Web.With Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC coming up soon, we may see the platform operators crush Facebook’s dream of App Links before it even takes off. Only a strong embrace by developers, whom Apple and Google desperately want to please, will give App Links a shot.But here I am, writing about ad tech on The Platform for the second time in a week. Why? Because we are beginning to see an epochal shift in how advertisers handle mobile. With its Audience Network, Facebook has launched an economic engine that could make a huge difference for the company’s own revenues and the bottom lines of app publishers, brands, and advertisers. As noted in The Platform earlier this week, programmatic ad buying mixed with contextual computing is beginning to turn mobile advertising into a viable medium. Facebook knows more about its users than just about any other company outside of Google—and arguably more, since Google’s efforts to force its users to log in via Google+ have met resistance, while Facebook’s users are always logged in. Facebook Ads, Off FacebookFacebook will now be able to sell personalized, targeted ads off of Facebook and into the rest of the mobile application ecosystem. The goal of the Audience Network is to provide a way to monetize apps across iOS, Android, and soon Windows Phone. Just as Facebook moved to spread itself across the Web with Facebook Login and the “Like” button, it’s now doing the same for mobile—with advertising dollars as the lure. The dirty secret of Facebook’s advertising business to date is that social advertising, which it launched to much fanfare in 2007, hasn’t paid off. Instead, it has succeeded mostly through its unprecedented scale. Advertisers can’t ignore its 1.28 billion monthly active users, which produced nearly $8 billion in revenues in 2013. It is still growing quickly: It pulled in $2.5 billion in the first quarter of this year and is solidly profitable. Yet while Facebook holds its place in the pantheon of Internet giants, its revenue and employee base are actually quite small compared to the likes of Google or Amazon, which made $15.4 billion and $19.74 billion last quarter respectively.To put it in perspective, Facebook is just a little bigger than Google was in 2005, a year after the search company’s IPO. That’s when Google’s maturing advertising technologies really started printing money, adding $4.5 billion in revenues in 2006, $6 billion in 2007, and $5 billion in 2008.Facebook has the opportunity to take advantage of the new mobile era of computing to build its own dollar-stacking empire, if everything falls into place.Consider that Facebook’s own mobile ad revenue, generated through its own apps, was about $1.33 billion in the first quarter of 2014, about 59% of its total advertising revenue. Just a few years ago, that number was zero: Facebook didn’t sell ads on mobile at all. The Audience Network could take that mobile revenue to the next level.Quote Of The Day: “This is a world where people eschew sex to write a programming language for orangutans. All programmers are forcing their brains to do things brains were never meant to do in a situation they can never make better, ten to fifteen hours a day, five to seven days a week, and every one of them is slowly going mad.” ~ Author Peter Welch in a brilliant essay dubbed “Programming Sucks” on StillDrinking.org.Advertisers, developers, brands and publishers—basically, every stakeholder in the advertising game—have long waited for Facebook to make the move to bring its advertising off its own platform and into the rest of the connected world. The Audience Network does not invade the Web, as of yet, which is likely wise: Why take on Google in its stronghold, when Facebook can dominate a faster-growing business?The potential could be profound. As of yet, no company has fully cracked the realm of mobile advertising to reap the type of profits that Google’s AdWords eureka brought it on the Web. There’s a lot to like here. Photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Selena Larson for ReadWrite Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#app development#App Links#Facebook#Google#Mobile Ads#mobile advertising#Monetization#programmers#smartphones#tablets#The Platform The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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