Deeney praises Watford teammates for Woking FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTroy Deeney praised his Watford teammates for their FA Cup win at Woking.Deeney came off the substitutes’ bench to score in the 2-0 victory.Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Deeney said: “It was all about mentality and we want to give a massive respect and well done to Woking, they gave us a good fight and stayed in it until the end but I think the professionalism of our boys showed over the course of the game.“This guy (Hughes) was fantastic obviously with the goal, but you can look at (Isaac) Success, (Adalberto) Penaranda, many people all throughout the team who did really well. They set the tone and then obviously when I came on, I tried to stick with it or add a little bit more.” Asked about his goal, Deeney said: “I like a little tap in. To be fair that’s something I’ve worked on a lot this season. Getting back into the six-yard box was what I was known for in the Championship, but in the Premier League I’ve kind of come away from it, trying to be a bit more of a player. Now I’ll let these boys be the players and I do what I do.“It’s nice obviously to continue the run, that’s three two games (following his brace in the 3-3 draw at Bournemouth) so I’ve just got to carry on. I’m not going to get carried away because this is football and you can go on a drought very quickly, but I’ll enjoy this moment and back to work tomorrow.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd midfielder McTominay reveals Solskjaer speechby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Scott McTominay reveals what boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to the players after their loss to West Ham United.The Red Devils were humbled 2-0 away from home by the Hammers, their second successive loss at that stadium.Solskjaer gave his players a team talk after the game, explaining their responsibilities as first team members of the historic club.”We know we have to do more on and off the ball and if you’re not doing the jobs on the pitch then you need to be told and it’s as simple as that,” McTominay told MUTV. “It’s up to us now and the leaders that we’ve got in the group to bring everybody together and keep our heads.”It’s not the time to back down and say ‘It’s okay.’ Because it’s not okay we need to do more on and off the pitch and as a group as well. The manager has reiterated that to us and it’s all about standards of this football club and they weren’t there today.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Former Louisville Player Chris Jones Tweets, Deletes Comment Seemingly Regarding The School’s Alleged Sex Scandal
Update: Jones has clarified that his message contains the lyrics to a Future song. We’re unable to find matching lyrics, but we’ll take him at his [email protected] no don’t lie its a song make sure you put that in there— Chris Jones (@iAM_UNGUARDABLE) October 8, 2015Earlier: Former Louisville guard Chris Jones, who was dismissed from the program back in February, has chimed in on the alleged sex scandal involving the university’s basketball program. Jones tweeted, then deleted the below message, presumably implying that some of his former teammates (and a few then-recruits) are talking to the NCAA.Earlier today, it was reported that JaQuan Lyle, a freshman at Ohio State, confirmed the allegations to the NCAA when he was recently interviewed. It’s unknown at this time who else the organization has spoken to.Jones’ tweet doesn’t necessarily imply any kind of guilt, but we imagine he isn’t doing the school any favors. This story just seems to be unfolding.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the recent meeting with President of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump; and several Caribbean leaders provided a direct opportunity for the strengthening of bilateral and regional relationships.On Friday, March 22, 2019, the leaders of five Caribbean countries – The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and St. Lucia – met with President Trump, in Florida. The meeting was initiated by the United States.Speaking in the House of Representatives on April 30, the Prime Minister said the meeting provided an opportunity for a different dialogue with leaders of the region and the President to explore ways of strengthening the bilateral and regional relationships and express and reaffirm the goodwill between the United States (US) and the region.The Prime Minister was replying to questions about the trip posed by Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Lisa Hanna.Mr. Holness said the context of the meeting was the wider Caribbean and not specific to CARICOM, adding that the invitation was extended on a bilateral basis; nevertheless, the meeting provided an opportunity to address issues relevant to CARICOM member states.The Prime Minister said the meeting with President Trump focused more on high-level discussions.“The President wanted to hear the leaders’ perspectives on a range of issues, including the current economic outlook from each country in attendance and for the region generally; areas in which the US could offer greater support; the situation in Venezuela; and the respective perspectives of the leaders who attended, on Cuba,” he said.Mr. Holness said specific concerns were raised by Caribbean leaders about the importance of tourism to the region and the extremely dampening effects that travel advisories and warnings had on visitor arrivals from the North American market.“The President took a particular interest in this matter and asked that it be looked into,” he said.He said a greater role for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in the region was also discussed as a way to increase investment and support for strategic development imperatives of the region, particularly in energy and infrastructure.Mr. Holness pointed out that Jamaica is already working on a cooperation programme with the United States through the Treasury Department in this regard.He said all leaders present expressed concern over the situation in Venezuela and support for a peaceful and sustainable solution to return the country to a stable and democratic country.The Prime Minister informed that before the meeting with President Trump, the invited leaders had a working meeting with the US National Security Advisor, Ambassador John Bolton.He said detailed discussions were had on a range of subjects, including national security and protecting the maritime space of the region through greater support with assets and information sharing, disaster management and resilience building within the context of increased frequency and intensity of weather events, and an increased role in the region for the redefined OPIC.Also discussed were blacklisting, derisking and potential loss of correspondent banking services in Caribbean countries; extension of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI); the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, which allows continued one-way duty-free access for Caribbean goods into the US market beyond 2019; energy security and stronger economic cooperation; and the situation in Venezuela.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said Jamaica has not given any commitment to the USA that it will be a party to any activity to change the current government in Venezuela.He said on receiving the invitation, the Government reviewed the context of the proposed meeting and the invitation and concluded that the meeting was in keeping with the country’s policy objective to ensure Jamaica remains a relevant leader and influential voice in the region; and the meeting provided an opportunity for Jamaica to discuss its security and economic interest with its largest trading partner and security partner.“There was strong sentiment among regional leaders that the US had not been paying enough attention to the Caribbean as the third border of the United States,” he said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the recent meeting with President of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump; and several Caribbean leaders provided a direct opportunity for the strengthening of bilateral and regional relationships. On Friday, March 22, 2019, the leaders of five Caribbean countries – The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and St. Lucia – met with President Trump, in Florida. The meeting was initiated by the United States. Speaking in the House of Representatives on April 30, the Prime Minister said the meeting provided an opportunity for a different dialogue with leaders of the region and the President to explore ways of strengthening the bilateral and regional relationships and express and reaffirm the goodwill between the United States (US) and the region. Story Highlights
zoomIllustration of the new Havila Kystruten ships; Image Courtesy: Havyard Canadian manufacturer of energy storage systems Corvus Energy has signed a contract with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) for the marine world’s largest battery package for hybrid-powered vessels.As informed, the technology will be installed onboard Havila Kystruten’s environmentally-friendly coastal vessels.“This is a big step for the cruising industry and we are extremely proud to receive this order… The Energy Storage System (ESS) is the world’s largest package ever delivered to a ship and will enable the vessels to enter fjords and ECAs on zero emission mode five years before the deadline,” Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy, said.Corvus Energy will deliver an air-cooled ESS with Corvus’ patented single-cell thermal isolation which exceeds class requirements.“The Energy Storage System has a capacity per vessel of 6,100 kWh, which is double the capacity of any existing battery-operated vessel,” Roger Rosvold, Vice President Sales at Corvus Energy, explained. “The unused potential for using batteries on board cruise and passenger ferries is huge. Batteries reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs, cut pollution and, with increasing environmental regulations and requirements that will incur costs for air emissions, provide a very compelling business case.”“As more and more shipowners wake up to this, we expect to see uptake accelerating across the board. The industry is just starting to understand the power of batteries,” Rosvold further said.The newbuilds are part of Havila’s contract with Norwegian Ministry of Transport for the construction of four environmentally-friendly vessels that will operate on the Bergen-Kirkenes coastal route.Two of the vessels will be built by Turkish shipbuilder Tersan and the remaining by Spanish Barreras. Featuring a length of 125 meters and a width of 20 meters, the ships will be able to accommodate 700 passengers.The vessels will have a hybrid gas-electric propulsion system with battery, where four gas-powered engines in each vessel run the generators. The system is also adapted to the next generation of technology, using hydrogen fuel cells.The equipment from Corvus Energy is scheduled for delivery in 2020 and the coastal route vessels will be in service from 2021.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A lawyer accused of helping pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli cover up financial fraud was convicted on Wednesday, a result a prosecutor said should send a “powerful message” through the legal profession.After an 11-week trial, Evan Greebel was convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn of conspiring to commit securities fraud and wire fraud. His lawyer, Reed Brodsky, said they were “shocked by the verdict.”“We will continue to fight for justice for Evan Greebel and his family,” Brodsky said by email.U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Rohde said Greebel helped Shkreli steal millions of dollars and cover up Shkreli’s fraud while the hedge fund manager was chief executive of Retrophin Inc., a biopharmaceutical company.“Today’s verdict sends a powerful message that this office, together with our law enforcement partners, will hold lawyers accountable when they use their legal expertise to facilitate the commission of crimes,” Rohde said in a release.Greebel was Retrophin’s outside counsel from 2011 to 2014, when prosecutors say he conspired with Shkreli to misappropriate Retrophin’s assets to pay off defrauded investors. They said he also conspired with Shkreli between 2012 and 2014 to defraud investors and potential investors in Retrophin by trying to illegally control the price and trading volume of Retrophin’s stock.Greebel, who lives in suburban Scarsdale, took deliberate actions to help Shkreli defraud investors, FBI assistant director-in-charge William F. Sweeney said.“While it’s become increasingly more evident that Greebel exploited his knowledge of the law in his efforts to break the law, today we finally see justice served in a case that’s spent no shortage of its time in the spotlight,” said Sweeney, the head of New York’s FBI office.Shkreli, dubbed Pharma Bro, is perhaps best known for boosting the price of a life-saving drug and for trolling his critics on social media. He was convicted in August in an unrelated securities fraud scheme involving two hedge funds he ran and is incarcerated while awaiting sentencing.He had brashly predicted in livestreamed rants that he would never see the inside of a prison because of sentencing guidelines and that even if he did get prison time it would be just a few months at a minimum-security “Club Fed.”His online rantings about Hillary Clinton prompted a judge to revoke his bail and put him in a fortress-like federal jail that houses terrorism and mob suspects, the Metropolitan Detention Center, where his lawyer said in September he was in with the general population and was “doing reasonably well under very difficult circumstances.”
The Canadian Press Two Toronto-area municipalities have decided not to allow brick-and-mortar cannabis stores within their boundaries.Councillors in Mississauga and Markham voted Wednesday to opt out of hosting privately operated retail cannabis stores, which are expected to open across the province next spring.Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie says the city feels there are too many unanswered questions on cannabis stores and the province has not given municipalities any control over where the shops would be located.She says Mississauga may choose to opt in at a later date but wants to consult further with the community.Markham’s mayor, Frank Scarpitti, tweeted about the decision, saying councillors voted 12-1 to keep cannabis stores out of the city.The province gave municipalities until Jan. 22 to decide whether they want to host cannabis stores. For now, cannabis can only be bought legally in Ontario through a government-run website.
Los Angeles: Actor Sophie Turner says her ‘Game of Thrones’ co-star Kit Harington was paid more than her, and she was okay with that. The 23-year-old actor is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar U.K.’s May issue in which she has revealed why she was okay with her on-screen brother, Harington, having a bigger paycheck for the eighth and final season of the popular series, reports etonline.com. “(It’s) a little tricky,” she told the magazine of demanding equal pay. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”Kit got more money than me, but he had a bigger storyline. And for the last (season), he had something crazy like 70 night shoots, and I didn’t have that many. I was like, ‘You know what… you keep that money’.” Despite her own acceptance about making less than Harington, Turner has made it a point to fight for equality on sets, adding an inclusion rider in her contracts – demanding 50 per cent of the crew be women – and expressing joy that issues such as these are being discussed. “Now, you see women in the camera departments, producing, directing. It’s exciting,” she said. “… (Executives are) willing to listen to people saying, ‘I want the same amount of money’. So things are getting done, but it will take a while.”
Zinedine Zidane has again insisted that he has “no problem” with Gareth Bale, after the star was left on the bench once more in Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw against Athletic BilbaoThe Wales international has struggled to reclaim his place in the starting lineup under Zidane and has been notably absent in some of their biggest games this season.Bale was absent in Real’s 2-1 win over Malaga last weekend and came on as a substitute with 20 minutes remaining in the club’s draw against Bilbao on Wednesday night.But Zidane insists there is nothing wrong: “There is no problem [with Bale]. He is one of 25 players in the squad.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“He did not start today, others did and are playing well too. You keep asking but my answer on this will not change.The French coach refused to discuss Karim Benzema’s ongoing struggles with the forward having only scored one goal in his last 10 appearances.“Benzema? I have nothing to talk to him about. He is trying, and will keep trying until the end. That’s it. What we must do is try not to watch or listen to what [the media] are saying, but just focus on the positives.” said the 45 year-old, according to SportMole.Los Blancos will now return their focus to the Champions League with Real hoping to overcome Bayern Munich in the semi-finals and win the competition for a third consecutive time under Zidane.
Wayne Rooney has revealed that the new Audi Field stadium had a major effect on his decision to end his spell in English football for a move across the Atlantic to MLS side DC UnitedThe Manchester United legend has joined the capital club in a three-and-a-half-year deal and has begun training with his new teammates ahead of his expected debut match against the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 14.Rooney’s debut will coincide with the inauguration of DC United’s new 20,000-seater stadium and the 32-year-old revealed just how much of an important factor that was in his final decision.Speaking at the unveiling of the new ground at Buzzard Point, Washington, Rooney said (via Sky Sports): “First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to the fans. On the first day when I arrived at the airport, I will never forget the reception you gave me.“Secondly, to all the owners of the football club for creating this beautiful stadium. When I spoke to them about coming here to play I could tell the excitement they had with the stadium.“I’ve seen the new training ground as well which will be completed next year. It played a big part in me coming here.Report: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“I’ve come here to win, to help this team move forward and win titles, that’s my job here. Hopefully, in the next few years we can bring titles and trophies to this wonderful new stadium.”Rooney ended his final season of English football at Everton with a total of 10 league goals in 31 appearances.A sight to be seen ??#UnitedAtHome | @AudiField https://t.co/u4fvufFFmQ— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 9, 2018