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Werder Bremen now with more European Klaassen

first_imgMidfielder Davy Klaassen has joined the Bundesliga team and believes he can do a good job in the German tournamentAfter spending six years in Netherland’s Ajax, and one with English Premier League side Everton, Davy Klassen has joined Werder Bremen.The midfielder has already debuted in the German Bundesliga and is looking to bring a new way of play to the team.“He told me that he really wanted me and how he saw me in the team,” the midfielder told the Bundesliga official website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“After that talk, I was convinced to go here because I can show myself and get the best out of myself here.”“The goal is to reach European football this season. No one wants to play for 12th or 13th.”And when asked about his compatriot Arjen Robben, he was clear to say he is “my favorite player. He’s still so good, the best player I’ve played with. On the pitch a winner, an easy guy off it.”last_img read more

Google Fit to retire web support and focus on Wear OS

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Google Fit adds ‘Move Minutes’ and ‘Heart Points’ Android Wear watches, taking a break from exercise. Josh Miller/CNET If you log on to Google Fit’s website today, you’ll be greeted by a yellow banner saying web support for the health tracker is coming to an end. The Google Fit site will shut down on March 19, Google said in its announcement. If you want to keep track of your activities and continue your health goals, Google suggests you install the Fit app on your Android device or Wear OS smartwatch. The app got a makeover last year that added gamification features like Heart Points and Move Minutes to encourage more daily exercise. For example, Move Minutes suggests users take the stairs instead of the elevator. Heart Points let users earn — you guessed it — points for elevating their heart rate. Higher activity intensity earned double points. Google launched its health platform for smartwatches and added web support in 2014. The program was designed to help people set fitness goals, track activity and add exercise into their daily lives.  Mobile Comments 2center_img Tags 2:14 Share your voice Googlelast_img read more

2020 VW Golf debut delayed because of software setbacks report says

first_img Tags More about 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review • 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI: The daily-driver hot hatch 1 2020 Mini JCW Clubman first drive: A fast alternative for the crossover-averse 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive: If it ain’t broke… More From Roadshow Share your voice 2020 Bentley Continental GT: Concept looks with a surprise inside Comment Volkswagen Originally, it was believed that Volkswagen would introduce the eighth generation of its venerable Golf at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Now, it appears that won’t be the case, as delays have beset VW’s compact car.Software issues have pushed back the unveiling of the eighth-generation VW Golf, Automotive News Europe reports, citing an interview with board member Jürgen Stackmann at the Shanghai Motor Show. “We’ve never hid the fact that software, an area of extreme importance for products in the future, is a serious challenge for us,” Stackmann told ANE. “We have our homework ahead of us, and the teams are under heavy pressure.”Specifically, ANE’s report highlights one area where it’s taking some time to get the software right — over-the-air (OTA) updates. This new kind of vehicle update allows an automaker to beam patches and possibly even new features directly to a vehicle, instead of requiring it to return to the dealer for a physical update. Stackmann specifically pointed to OTA security and homologation requirements in various markets when ANE asked about specific instances causing the delay.Enlarge ImageIt’s not the newest compact on the block, but the seventh-generation Golf is still a compelling buy in the US, offering solid build quality on a platform that’s rewarding to drive. Volkswagen “You’re adding content to a vehicle afterwards, and this is an area where we are working together with the type approval agencies to define these processes. It is new for them as well,” Stackmann told ANE.The issues will allegedly affect the beginning of the eighth-gen Golf’s production, too. Germany’s Der Spiegel reported earlier this month that, instead of building 80,000 Golfs this year as planned, VW will build about 10,000. VW confirmed this move to Der Spiegel, but nevertheless, the automaker remains on target to have the cars on sale in Germany on or around Feb. 24 of next year, with the rest of Europe to follow. The US generally receives a new Golf about a year after the Europeans do, so hopefully VW hammers out all those bumps well ahead of its stateside debut.In lieu of a new Golf to display in Frankfurt, Volkswagen will instead reveal the production version of the ID electric hatchback, which ANE first reported this March. The ID hatch, which might be called the ID Neo, will be Europe’s first foray into Volkswagen’s new all-electric lineup. In the US, that honor will go to the ID Crozz crossover. Hatchbacks Future Carslast_img read more

Becton Named to the Outland Trophy Watch List

first_imgBecton earned second-team preseason  All-American honors by Sporting News and a fourth-team selection by Phil Steele is the second UofL player to be honored on a watch list this summer.A 6-foot-7, 368-pounder, Becton started all 12 games for the Cardinals last season at left tackle, while starting 22 in his first two seasons. The native of Highland Springs,Va.,scored his first career touchdown when he plowed in from one yard in a win over Indiana State.The 2019 Outland Trophy presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases will be presented during ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards on December 12 from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The official presentation to the winner will be made at the NFID Outland Trophy Awards Dinner sponsored by Werner Enterprises in Omaha, Neb., on January 15, 2020. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior offensive lineman Mekhi Becton was of the 83 players named to the 2019 Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List on Tuesday. Story Links The Outland Trophy presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is given annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. The Outland Trophy, now in its 74th year, is the third-oldest major college football award. Created in 1946 when Dr. John Outland presented the FWAA with a financial contribution to initiate the award, the Outland Trophy has been given to the best interior lineman in college football ever since. Dr. Outland, an All-American at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1890s, eventually took up practice in Kansas City, MO. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Outland believed linemen did not get the credit they deserved and wanted an award to recognize them. Louisville hosts Notre Dame for the first time in school history on Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. The game will be shown live on ESPN.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

The world of cultural mafia captured on stage

first_imgPage4, it’s also a game’ was a play penned down by Bratya Basu in 2005, and staged in 2006 by the theatre group ‘Ganakrishti’.  The play has been re-staged after 10 years by another theatre group, Institute of Factual Theatre Arts (IFTA) headed by Debasish Dutta, a student and a scholar of Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2016. The storyline involves a battle between two cultural mafias, Girdharilal and Mohandas who are in control of different literary and cultural zones. The word ‘mafia’ is a commonly used parlance but the phrase ‘cultural mafia’ creates an interesting overtone.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The two cultural mafias were friends who had shared their cultural dreams and creativity with each other before they were trapped in the web of ambition, fame and power. They separated from each other to establish their cultural hegemony in terms of controlling central grants, winning state favours, possessing power to make decisions related to hall bookings and arranging book fair, control over cultural institutions, etc. They were self-proclaimed ‘dons’ embracing the cultural façade to execute the art of literary nepotism, plagiarism, royalty sharing in the style of a corporate mafia. It is an absorbing tale of the two dons fighting for establishing their pre-eminence in the cultural world at any cost. This dominance is obviously associated with economic well-being and high status of writers, poets, other fame-seekers who are the natural cohorts of these cultural empires.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe playwright reveals the emotions of jealousy, revenge, mean mindedness and ego clash with cultural figures of eminence, literally clawing into each other to win their share of fame and money. The narrative continues at the den of the don, Girdharilal, whose cultural power is not without strong links with state administration, local police, political leaders and even the ministers in power. The play unmasks the intellectual veil of the ‘bhadrolok’ society to reflect the ethical void of celebrities, making the play amazingly germane not only to the present context, but also cutting across space and time. The message seems to be clear – success cannot come with sheer talent and creative potential alone.  It is a battle between those who can play the game of shrewdness, ferocity and sheer violence.  The strategies have to be drawn with finesse, the judgment has to be sharp. The way to the crest has to be reached with intelligence, grit and determination and of course by removing all those who act as obstacles in the path to success. But not all is drawn in the colour scheme of black and white. The complex human side of the ‘don’ Girdharilal is visible when he helps the needy to get grants, commissions, and earn their daily economic needs. He reveals revulsion towards his professional world when he refuses to allow his children to enter his business, even when his son seems to be emotionally moved by reading Bibhutibhusan’s Chander Pahar. His emotional traits and vulnerabilities are laid bare to the maximum when the play reaches the climax and the two dons, Girdharilal and Mohandas, meet. They reminisce over their golden past of togetherness by speaking their heart out on their dreams; they recite plays under the moonlit night, and unhesitatingly admit their love and obsession for each other’s creation.The director, Debasish Dutta added, ‘The thought process of the persons involved with theatre has changed with time. They are now actively participating in the rat race for their survival. They do not mind even removing the obstacle which comes in the way. It is frightening to see the person closest to you have fallen in this vicious cycle. It has not even spared the creative world. The conflict of the interchanging face and the fascia in the changing society disturbs me a lot. The play exactly depicts the same’.  The playwright also expressed his confidence on this young director. The veracity of the play written way back is still so pertinent that it rekindles the scheme of corruption at the cultural level, which people face every moment but there are a very few who raise their voice against it. Certainly Bratya Basu’s play is a satirical anecdote which helps in taking off the hypocritical façade of the cultural empire and it is a bold attempt by a young director to bring the topic back in contention.last_img read more

Son hacks mother to death in W Midnapore

first_imgKolkata: A person from West Midnapore district allegedly hacked his mother to death following an altercation on Wednesday, police said. “Gorachand Murmu, a resident of West Midnapore district’s Goaltore allegedly killed his mother Hiramoni Murmu (55) by repeatedly striking her with an axe on Wednesday morning. He has been arrested,” an officer from Goaltore police station said. According to the neighbours, Murmu attacked his mother following a heated exchange of words and later locked himself up inside a room along with the dead body. “The neighbours heard some loud noise and broke into the house to find the woman’s body in a pool of blood. They caught Murmu and informed the police,” the officer said. “The body has been sent for autopsy. The accused will be produced in court on Thursday,” he added.last_img read more

Twitter yesterday streamed US NFL football for the

first_imgTwitter yesterday streamed US NFL football for the first time, making live video coverage of the Thursday Night Football game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills available without authentication to the social media platform’s 800 million users worldwide.Under the terms of the deal between the pair, the NFL will stream a live feed of Thursday Night Football exclusively via Twitter during the course of the 2016 NFL regular season.Twitter will stream the 10 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by NBC and CBS, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network delivered via cable.The NFL and Twitter are already partners via the Twitter Amplify programme. Under the latest deal, in addition to live coverage of Thursday Night Football, Twitter will stream in-game highlights from TNF as well as pre-game Periscope broadcasts from players and teams.The deal with Twitter follows last year’s deal between the NFL and Yahoo! That saw the internet firm deliver a free, globally available live stream of a regulator season NFL game, markting the first time that internet users could access NFL premium content worldwide without authentication.“Twitter is where live events unfold and is the right partner for the NFL as we take the latest step in serving fans around the world live NFL football. There is a massive amount of NFL-related conversation happening on Twitter during our games and tapping into that audience, in addition to our viewers on broadcast and cable, will ensure Thursday Night Football is seen on an unprecedented number of platforms this season. This agreement also provides additional reach for those brands advertising with our broadcast partners,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “This is about transforming the fan experience with football. People watch NFL games with Twitter today. Now they’ll be able to watch right on Twitter Thursday nights,” said Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO.Twitter also agreed a deal with Time to provide its live stream to Time.com as part of a syndication partnership between the pair.Twitter has tapped digital video delivery provider BAMTech, a spin-off from MLB Advanced Media, to provide the technology platform for its delivery of NFL games.“Twitter’s recent deal with BAMTech to provide users with quality live streaming of Thursday Night Football really paid off and has been met with largely rave reviews by users. By leaving all streaming issues to BAMTech, Twitter has been able to focus its resources on its core product and as last night showed, it has already created a seamless, one-stop-shop for sports fans,” said Dror Ginzberg, co-founder and CEO of digital video specialist Wochit, commenting on the agreement.“What last night really exhibited was how well American football is complimented by social media. With a typical game clocking in at roughly three hours from start to finish, Twitter is a natural fit – allowing fans to stray on and off the platform without missing any of the action. Another interesting development we’ve seen is how Twitter is seeking syndication deals with other publishers for the NFL content – it announced only hours before the game yesterday it had signed its own deal with Time. Clearly they are seeking to push this premium content as far and wide as possible.”last_img read more