Under I grew up watching videos of Leo Messi

first_imgAS Roma’s Cengiz Under has spoken of the sensation he felt playing against his childhood hero Lionel Messi, after their shock win against BarcelonaThe Giallorossi produced one of the biggest and surprising comebacks in the history of the Champions League on Tuesday night, where they overcame a 4-1 deficit from the first leg to defeat Barcelona 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico and progress to their first semi-final appearance since the 1983/84 season.Under was on the bench for the decisive encounter, but came on for Patrick Schick in the 73rd minute and played a critical role by assisting Kostas Manoles nine minutes later for the decisive goal.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.In an interview with Sporx, the Turkey international was still getting over the sensation of having played against Messi and revealed his delight with the win.“I grew up watching videos of Leo Messi,” said Under, according to Football-Italia.“That’s how it was since I was 10. Playing on the pitch with him was indescribable, and obviously I’m delighted with this win.”last_img read more

Napoli are Juventus biggest title rival – Ventura

first_imgFormer Italy national team coach Giampiero Ventura believes that Napoli are the closest title rival to Juventus in the Serie A this season, with Inter Milan and AC Milan still rebuilding their squad.Juventus have been dominant in Italy, having won the league title for the past seven years in a row and needed 95 points to finish above Napoli last season.According to Football Italia, former Italian coach Giampiero Ventura has been paying close attention to the title race in Serie A this season and has given his opinion.“There’s been a lot of talk about the anti-Juventus, but it’s still the Napoli that got 91 points,” Ventura said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“[Carlo] Ancelotti is not only a great Coach but an intelligent person, he’s not throwing away the work of his predecessor [Maurizio Sarri], then week-by-week he’ll put in something of his own.“Inter have made great signings but, as happened with Milan last year, that doesn’t guarantee you results.“No-one imagined they’d take one point from two games.”last_img read more

Saplletti wants an immediate reaction from Inter

first_imgInter coach Luciano Spalletti wants to have “an immediate reaction” from Inter as well as support from the fans.Inter was defeated on Friday by Serie A champions Juventus and has only won one match out of the seven matches played so far in all competition.“It’s essential that we see an immediate reaction,” Spalletti said in his Press conference ahead of the Udinese game as was quoted by Football Italia.“I must say that I think these lads deserve the support of the fans. They showed their displeasure about what happened, and the desire to immediately re-start in a match like tomorrow’s.“They know very well that this is the first step, it won’t take you to your destination but it’ll move you from where you are.”When asked about last winter when the Beneamata went on a run of one win in 10 games and the fear of a repeat?“I think it’s different. You just look at the result, I have to look at the incidents which determined the outcome and to me it seems very different.”“The players are working in the right way, we lost a game and it hurts, it created difficulties in the reaction of our fans.“That said, we went out of the competition on goal difference [away goals] in the last 10 minutes.Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie ASerie A Season Preview 2019-20 Boro Tanchev – August 23, 2019 The 2019-20 Serie A campaign starts this weekend with the clash between Parma and defending champions Juventus.“In my opinion the team did very well, beyond a bit of a nervous reaction after going 1-0 down. We did very well and deserved to win, we created a lot of chances.“Clearly a result like this makes a big difference, but when the draw was made no-one gave us a chance of getting through and instead we were 10 minutes away.“We should have done more, but I don’t think it’s right to knock down what this team has done over the past year-and-a-half.“It seems to me, given the way our result was treated, that there’s a desire to go and demolish what we’ve created, but it remains.“You need to look at where we started. Right now we’re 14 points behind Juventus, we started 29 points behind in seventh place.“We don’t have to throw away anything we’ve done so far, we’ve built something and we need to continue the journey, that’s what we’re working on now.“I don’t see games we’ve lost, or in which we didn’t win, as meaning we have to completely upend what we’ve done.“After that it’s clear that I should be the one in the crosshairs, not the players, because the players are doing what they need to do and they’ve shown they want to work in the right direction.“We’ll be sure to examine what happened, and keep working toward our objectives.last_img read more

HudsonOdoi Im always eager to play but its always the coachs

first_imgReports suggest Chelsea talented winger Callum Hudson-Odoi should play regular first-team football and may have to move abroad to grab more great opportunities.However, Hudson-Odoi knows that the decision to play lies on the coach.“Every opportunity I get I’ll keep striving and keep working hard, especially in training because that proves everything,” he said as reported by Goal.“The 90 minutes today boosted my confidence really. Hopefully, more opportunities will come.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I’m always eager to play but it’s always the coach’s decision as well so I’ve just got to keep working hard in training and keep proving myself and working hard and hopefully I keep getting the opportunities to play.”Talking about his first goal for the club, Hudson-Odoi continued:“I think I’ll celebrate it with all of my family really. They’ve always been there from the start and helped me all the way so I’ll definitely celebrate with them and have a good time and get back at it tomorrow.”last_img read more

Marijuana Business Granted Permit In Kenai

first_imgCassie Kiel, owner of Kelsi’s Closet objected citing “concerns with the impact on clientele and potential smells.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a marijuana business within Kenai City limits. Cathy Hammer, operates a tax and accounting business in a suite of the strip mall noted “the state has legalized marijuana, but it is still illegal federally and was concerned that it would jeopardize her licenses which were federal licenses.” Story as aired: This was the second time Tunseth has applied for a permit with the City of Kenai, and the permit was approved at its “reconsideration” meeting on December 8, after it failed last month. East Rip, will be located in the strip mall in central Kenai, on the Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road. The commission voted 4-2 to permit the shop, and now East Rip will be going through the state permitting process. Kenai code prohibits marijuana businesses within 1,000 feet of schools and 500 feet of churches, correctional facilities, drug abuse treatment centers, and recreation centers. Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Kenai-gets-marijuana-business.mp3VmJennifer-on-Kenai-gets-marijuana-business.mp300:00RPd East Rip owner Ryan Tunseth faced numerous objections from neighboring businesses during the public testimony period of the commission meeting.last_img read more

Comcast is making an inhome health monitoring device

first_img Comcast Share your voice Comcast is working on a health tracking device. SOPA Images/Getty Images Comcast is developing an in-home health monitoring device.The company has been working on the product for over a year, according to a Tuesday CNBC report, and plans to start doing pilot tests later this year. A company representative confirmed the report and said there’s no role for the device beyond health.The device will use ambient sensors to monitor basic health metrics, and will be geared toward tracking whether someone goes to the bathroom too often or stays in bed longer than usual, according to CNBC. Comcast is also developing tools that can detect falls, according to the report.The company will reportedly offer the monitoring device to at-risk people such as seniors and people with disabilities, but there isn’t yet a set price or confirmed timing for the release. Pilots will start by the end of the year, and the device could be released commercially in 2020, the report says. The device will reportedly have a personality similar to that of Amazon’s Alexa and will make emergency calls, but it won’t be marketed as an assistant tool or carry out functions like web searches or turning off the lights. The Comcast representative emphasized that the device is built to be a sensor that detects motion, and is not a smart speaker.Comcast has reportedly been working with a handful of hospitals, including Rush in Chicago, to discuss using the device to keep patients from returning to the hospital after being discharged. Other major tech companies have also been eyeing the senior market. Nest is reportedly exploring integrating smart home devices into senior living facilities, Amazon is reportedly looking into making tech for older people and Apple added an FDA-cleared EKG feature in its Series 4 Watch that warns wearers about abnormal heart rhythms linked to atrial fibrillation.Originally published May 21, 2:37 p.m.Update, 3:07 p.m.: Adds confirmation from Comcast. Comment Sci-Tech Wellness 1 Tagslast_img read more

Church cries foul as DR Congo opposition win vote

first_imgA supporter of Felix Tshisekedi, who was named provisional winner of Democratic Republic of Congo`s presidential election, celebrates outside the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) headquarters in Kinshasa on 10 January. Photo: AFPOpposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was on Thursday declared winner of DR Congo’s presidential election, but his victory was dismissed by the runner-up and questioned by the Catholic church, clouding the vote’s legitimacy and hopes of peace.In a pre-dawn announcement, election officials named Tshisekedi, son of the country’s long-term opposition leader, provisional winner of the troubled vote to replace President Joseph Kabila.The news brought thousands of supporters onto the streets while others who had backed his opposition rival Martin Fayulu came out in protest. Four people died in unrest.Fayulu, who came a close second, denounced the result as an “electoral coup”. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s influential Catholic church also said Tshisekedi’s victory did not tally with data collected by its own monitors.”These results have nothing to do with the truth at the ballot box,” Fayulu told Radio France International.”They have stolen the Congolese people’s victory and the people will never accept that.”At stake is political stewardship of the notoriously unstable central African nation, which has never known a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in 1960.Election chief Corneille Nangaa declared Tshisekedi the winner with 38.57 per cent of the 30 December vote, just ahead of Fayulu with 34.8 per cent.Kabila’s preferred successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, came a distant third with 23.8 per cent.Results of parliamentary elections, which were held alongside the presidential vote, are expected on Friday evening and the pro-Kabila majority are already claiming to have won the house.The last two elections in 2006 and 2011, both of which were won by Kabila, were marred by bloodshed, and many fear a repeat of the violence if the result lacks credibility.Two civilians and two policemen were killed Thursday and another 10 people injured when a protest erupted in the western city of Kikwit, a Fayulu stronghold, police said.Wild celebrationsIn Kinshasa, thousands of people converged upon the headquarters of Tshisekedi’s Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the country’s oldest and largest opposition party, singing and dancing at his surprise victory.Pouring onto the streets, they celebrated wildly, cheering and honking car horns in scenes of joy that lasted into the morning under the bemused eye of the security forces who had fanned out across the capital.In his first remarks after the result, the portly 55-year-old, who has never held high office or even a managerial role, immediately pledged to work closely with Kabila.”Today we should no longer see him as an adversary, but rather as a partner for democratic change in our country,” he told supporters.But elsewhere in Kinshasa, the mood was sombre, with representatives of the Catholic church openly disputing the figures released by the Independent National Election Commission (CENI).”The result of the presidential election as published by CENI does not correspond with the data collected by our observer mission from polling stations and counting centres,” said Father Donatien Nshole, spokesman for CENCO, which represents the country’s Catholic bishops.The Church has long been pressing for the departure of Kabila, who has ruled the country with an iron fist since 2001, well beyond the limit of his second and final term in December 2016.Calls for calmAbroad, the mood was watchful, marked by a noticeable lack of congratulations for Tshisekedi.Many have eyed the developments in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country with concern, with the United Nations leading calls to avoid violence.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian dismissed Tshisekedi’s victory as “not consistent” with the actual results, indicating that Fayulu had won, while the US State Department demanded “clarification” over the result and urged “all stakeholders to remain calm”.The African Union said it “took note” of the result and warned any dispute over the outcome should be “resolved peacefully”.The European Union said it was awaiting clarification from international observers.In contrast, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged “all regional and international interested parties to refrain from speculation” and let the election board complete its work.The announcement of an opposition win was a shock as many had expected the results to be stacked in Shadary’s favour, prompting heavy international pressure on Kinshasa to respect the wishes of the electorate.Tshisekedi debt to KabilaThe vast central African country has been increasingly on edge over the long-delayed vote.Kabila’s hold on power has sparked a political crisis and protests that were bloodily repressed.”Kabila did not want to risk announcing Shadary as the winner, which would have triggered violent protests and international condemnation,” said Robert Besseling, executive director of risk consultancy EXX Africa.”Instead, he chose to split the opposition by creating a power-sharing deal with Tshisekedi.”Tshisekedi “owes his ascendancy to power to Kabila’s control of the electoral commission”, and in exchange Kabila would look for immunity from any prosecution or asset seizure after handing over power, Besseling said.last_img

The Arab States Broadcasting Union ASBU has agre

first_imgThe Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) has agreed a multi-year contract for Ku-band capacity on the Eutelsat 21B satellite that provides reach over the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.The ASBU will use the capacity for broadcast content exchanges between member broadcasters in a region extending from Morocco to Bahrain and from the Mediterranean to Yemen, Sudan and Mauritania. It will also use it to extend its footprint into Europe.“Eutelsat 21B with its best coverage both in elevation and performance provides ASBU as a gateway between North Africa, Middle East and Europe to our programme exchange centre in Algiers for distribution,” said ASBU director general, Salaheddine Maaoui.The ASBU includes 30 active broadcaster members and 25 associate members and provides a platform for radio and television exchanges of news, programming and sports across the Arab world.last_img read more

Matt Brodlie Disney has poached Netflixs director

first_imgMatt BrodlieDisney has poached Netflix’s director of original film Matt Brodlie to aid in the growth of Disney+. The appointment, confirmed by Ricky Strauss, will see Brodlie join as senior vice president of international content development. In this role, Brodlie will head up the development of Disney+’s international content development along with developing the service’s film and TV strategy for non-US markets.Brodlie was responsible for Netflix’s acquisition of critically acclaimed titles The All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Mudbound and Roma, the latter of which won three Academy Awards including best director for Alfonso Cuarón.Strauss said: “As we look to rollout Disney+ beyond the U.S. over the next several years, Matt will play a critical role in the execution of our content strategy. He is a proven executive with the right creative instincts and experience to help make Disney+ a place where talent can create original, high-quality content for audiences worldwide. We’re thrilled to have him join our team.”Brodlie added: “I am excited about this opportunity to join Disney+ at this pivotal moment and look forward to working collaboratively with the teams around the world to create premium entertainment that is relevant and enduring.”Disney+ will launch on November 12, and will offer original films, TV series and specials. Original content will initially be based around existing properties such as the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. In addition, content from 20th Century Fox – such as The Simpsons and Avatar.last_img read more