‘You have to suffer’ – Zidane hails gritty Real win

first_imgWhen Joshua Kimmich gave Bayern an early lead and James Rodriguez levelled with 27 minutes remaining, Real looked in danger of surrendering their 2-1 advantage from the first leg.By the end, Real’s fans were begging for the full-time whistle and if it is to be Liverpool in the final in Kiev, Jurgen Klopp’s men will take heart.Zidane, however, insists the grit his team have shown to overcome Paris Saint-Germain, Juve, and now Bayern, should not be underestimated.“In football, you have to suffer,” Zidane said. “You cannot be in the final without suffering, it’s even better, more beautiful when you win like that.“Madrid never gives up. It is the same in adversity, we believe in what we do and we get things done by believing in ourselves and fighting.”Real, and Zidane, are now on the brink of a third consecutive Champions League triumph, and 13th overall in Europe’s premier tournament.Whether it be Liverpool or Roma they face in Kiev, Los Blancos will be strong favourites to lift the title.“We are only in the final,” Zidane said. “You can be happy, you have to be, it is not normal to be in the final for the third consecutive time.“But now that we are, what we have to do is try to win. We will fight to defend our title.”– ‘Spectacular’ Navas –Benzema’s two goals were also credit to Zidane, who had picked the striker despite a poor run of form that had included only one goal in 12 games.“He never gave up and I’m happy for him,” Zidane said. “I defended Karim as I defend all my players, I defend them until the end.”Bayern, meanwhile, are left wondering what might have been after dominating large spells of the two legs but paying a heavy price for individual mistakes.Benzema’s second, which proved decisive, was a gift, with goalkeeper Sven Ulreich making a mess of Corentin Tolisso’s under-hit back pass and allowing the Frenchman to slot into an open net.“If you look at both games it is quite apparent we were the best team,” Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said.“I’m very disappointed in the result. We dominated, I believe, and they should thank Keylor Navas for his performance in goal, he was spectacular, particularly towards the end of the match.”On Ulreich’s error, Heynckes added: “He had a little blackout, he got confused, he didn’t realise he couldn’t pick it up with his hands.“It’s terrible for a player to live through such a moment, but nevertheless we did have a lot of opportunities, and all in all our ‘keeper performed well.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Karim Benzema scored twice but Real Madrid had to hang on for a 4-3 aggregate win after Bayern levelled 2-2. © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, May 2 – Real Madrid scrapped their way into a third consecutive Champions League final on Tuesday and coach Zinedine Zidane said he would not have wanted it any other way.After their last-gasp win over Juventus in the quarter-finals, Real were left hanging on against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu as Karim Benzema’s double secured a 2-2 draw and 4-3 win on aggregate.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka final: Mahela Jayawardene hits ton, helps Lankans score 274/6

first_imgMahela Jayawardene held the key for Sri Lanka after quick wickets pushed them on the backfoot as the visitors looked to put a good challenge before the hosts playing in the ICC World Cup finals at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.Mahela’s 103 not out (88 balls) gave the Sri Lankan middle order some stability which helped the team reach a decent total of 274 at the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs.Batting at number four, Mahela stayed put holding the crease at one end even as other batsmen kept coming and returning to the pavilion. With his silken stroke play and calm presence at the crease, he scored all around the wicket hitting pacers and spinners with ease.Mahela and skipper K. Sangakkara were scoring freely until Yuvraj took the latter’s wicket in the 28th over as Lanka lost their third wicket at 122 runs. The visitors were in trouble when wickets fell in quick succession in the 39th (Samaraweera) and 40th overs (Kapugedera). After 40 overs, Sri Lanka were struggling at 183/5.last_img read more

Z100 Jingle Ball 2013 To Benefit Ryan Seacrest Foundation

first_imgZ100, New York’s Hit Music Station, has unveiled the star-studded lineup for its annual holiday concert, Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013, presented by Aéropostale, taking place on Friday, December 13, at 8 p.m. EST at Madison Square Garden.Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 is part of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour, the season’s biggest annual music event that captures the holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app, in Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C., Tampa and Miami. To commemorate the pop culture phenomenon, Mayor Bloomberg has issued a special proclamation officially declaring December 13, 2013 Z100’s Jingle Ball Day in New York City. Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 will mark Z100’s 18th year of bringing cheer to New York City with the holiday season’s biggest annual music event.Last week, singer, songwriter Austin Mahone, joined Z100’s on-air personality, JJ, at Aéropostale’s Times Square store to officially announce the all-star lineup for Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 which will include Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone with more to be announced. Special guest hosts will include Elvis Duran of the “Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show” alongside the entire Z100 family, with more to be announced. Aéropostale, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, returns as the presenting sponsor for Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013.Tickets will be sold exclusively to ZVIP members via Ticketmaster outlets starting Tuesday, October 15, at 5 p.m. EST until Wednesday, October 16, at 4:59 p.m. EST. Fans can register for free to become a ZVIP member by logging on to Z100.com, keyword: ZVIP. Following, JPMorgan Chase & Co. debit and credit cardholders can take advantage of the Chase early on-sale using their Chase card through Ticketmaster from Wednesday, October 16, at 5 p.m. EST until Friday, October 18, at 5 p.m. EST by visiting iHeartRadio.com/chase. Any remaining tickets following the Chase early on-sale will be available for public purchase starting Saturday, October 19, at 12 p.m. EST via ticketmaster.com.“Z100’s Jingle Ball is synonymous with New York City’s holiday season and an event that our listeners look forward to all year long,” said Sharon Dastur, Z100’s Program Director. “We are excited to celebrate 18 years of bringing the hottest music stars together in one place for the biggest night of the year.”“Z100’s Jingle Ball is THE iconic must see concert of the season,” said Duran. “I look forward to seeing the amazing stars rock Madison Square Garden and give Z100 listeners a night to remember.”Popular teen retailer Aeropostale returns as the presenting sponsor for Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013. “Music is a huge part of our customers’ lifestyle,” said Scott Birnbaum, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Ecommerce, Aeropostale. “We are excited to partner with Z100 for the third year in a row, as they continue to bring the biggest artists and most memorable performances to all.”Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 will kick-off with the action-packed Z100 & Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge, the official pre-event celebration. The event, which is free to the public, will include performances by Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony and Travie McCoy followed by meet-and-greets with fan favorites. Z100 & Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge will feature music as well as interactive displays from some of today’s hottest brands and products. The event will take place from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. EST at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St., New York, NY and will welcome fans of all ages.For the fourth year in a row, Z100’s Jingle Ball will host a nationwide search for the next big musical act through Z100’s Hometown Hero presented by State Farm and powered by Eventful. Z100 has teamed up with Eventful and is using their Demand it! service to give fans the power to decide Z100’s Hometown Hero 2013. Music artists and bands alike can sign up and compete on Eventful’s unique “Demand it!” social media platform, which empowers hopefuls to Demand the winning spot. The winner will perform amongst the amazing talent at this year’s Z100 and Coca-Cola All Access Lounge at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on December 13, 2013 and have the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the main event, Z100’s Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden that evening. For more information and to register for Z100’s Hometown Hero contest log on to www.Z100.com keyword: Hometown Hero.Each year Z100’s Jingle Ball gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s official charity for Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation – $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.“The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is excited to collaborate with Z100 on this year’s Jingle Ball to help us raise funds for our work with pediatric hospitals across the country,” said Meredith Seacrest, Executive Director & COO of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. “We’re looking forward to being a part of the concert and are grateful for Z100’s support.”Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 will air exclusively as a two hour special on The CW Network, on Wednesday, December 18, at 8 p.m. EST, giving music fans across the country the opportunity to experience the highly anticipated annual event on television.For up-to-minute information on Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 log on to www.Z100.com keyword: Jingle Ball or listen to Elvis Duran on-air or online via the station’s website, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service. iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created custom stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. iHeartRadio also offers listeners a “Perfect For” feature which allows users to choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities. New – iHeartRadio Talk feature (now in beta) offers on-demand listener-created talk content alongside popular news, celebrity and entertainment “audiosodes.” iHeartRadio Talk also features “Daily Pulse,” a customizable Talk channel featuring the most up-to-date news and culture highlights, to which users can add or remove content that is most important to them.Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more

Canadian Opera Company Announces 201718 Free Concert Series Lineup

first_imgArtists of the COC Orchestra in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 2012. Photo: Chris Hutcheson Advertisement The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre takes place in one of Toronto’s most breathtaking and intimate spaces. The diverse city that inspires and unites us is the ever-changing backdrop seen from the beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, where artists from around the world share their talent and passion in six series: vocal, piano, jazz, dance, chamber and world music.From late September to June, you can discover exciting artists, both established and emerging, and experience the joy of live performance in an incredible variety of genres – and it’s all free!Concerts take place most Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, and some Wednesdays at noon or 5:30 p.m. Advertisement CONCERT TIPSSound carries very well in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Please turn off all cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices that may make noise. Any sound, including whispering, is distracting for both the audience and performers. Patrons who disrupt the performance by talking, making noise or talking on cell phones may be asked to leave.Although the programming is not geared toward young children, people of all ages are welcome to attend the concerts as long as they are able to sit quietly throughout the performance.Please unwrap and enjoy your candies in advance. If at all possible, eat your lunch before the performance begins. If you need to eat during the performance, please do so quietly.You are encouraged to stay in your seats until the end of the performance. There is no re-entry once the performance has begun.In consideration of patrons with allergies, please avoid wearing strongly perfumed beauty products and fragrances.Arrive early! Doors open half an hour prior to the performance start time and admittance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, of up to 230 patrons. Latecomers may not be admitted.The Free Concert Series is made possible in part by the J.P. Bickell Foundation. The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is supported by the Free Concert Series Endowment Fund established in honour of Richard Bradshaw by an anonymous donor.  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited. Please join the line-up early to avoid disappointment. Latecomers will not be admitted.Click here to request a school or community bookingClick here for the Free Concert Series Facebook pageClick here to download the Free Concert Series brochure Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Premier Stiffer Penalties to Come for Persons Caught in Human Trafficking

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 25th 2017: Stiffer penalties to come for persons caught in human trafficking and in illegal trade. This as TCI needs to send a strong message as a country with laws in place to deal with illegal migrants. The message comes from Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson who is also cautioning persons caught harbouring illegal migrants of the hefty fine of $20,000 for such an offence.Her warning comes on the heels of reports circulating that a vessel with some 100 Haitians arrived on TCI shores early Thursday morning. While no official word on how many persons arrived on the boat, members of the Police Service together with the Immigration Task force apprehended several of the migrants, it is believed that a vast number remain at large. An appeal has been issued to residents of Providenciales to assist with information leading to the apprehension of others who traveled on this vessel, or any other illegal migrants within our borders.She adds that the summary conviction or term of imprisonment for the offence is four years, while persons acquiring status other than by birth convicted of the offense can face the possibility of their status in the Islands revoked, making them liable to deportation. A frustrated Premier, who is the acting Border Control Minister, says “It is a vexing experience as each time the country’s purse is taxed and monies that can be used elsewhere for our developmental needs are directed towards detention and repatriation”.The Premier in expressing understanding of the matter, as something previous governments have grappled with, she says the time had come to change the approach to the problem. As a result, she is promising to send a clear message to persons breaking the law as she intends to implement stronger penalties to come for those caught. The Premier underscored the message of the TCI as a country with laws.Premier Cartwright Robinson is currently acting Border Control Minister, as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Border Control, Sean Astwood was in The Bahamas for the opening of Parliament.#MagneticMediaNews#StifferPenalitiesForIllegalMigrantsComing#TCIACountryWithLawslast_img read more

53 illegal aliens arrested in ICE enforcement operation

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 24, 2018 53 illegal aliens arrested in ICE enforcement operation The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Public Affairs announced Tuesday that last week that 53 illegal aliens were arrested in a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement enforcement operation. The statement released can be read below.Forty-four illegal aliens were arrested during a weeklong enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in San Diego last week. An additional nine previously identified targets whose detainers were not honored were taken into ICE custody prior to the commencement of the operation.The five-day operation, which concluded Friday, April 20 was conducted by deportation officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) as part of the agency’s commitment to prioritize at-large criminal aliens. The targets included individuals with final orders of removal, those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed, individuals whose detainers were not honored and were encountered after  their release from jail pursuant to SB-54,  and individuals who have otherwise violated federal immigration laws.“Last week’s enforcement actions reflect the vital work ERO officers do every day to uphold public safety and protect the integrity of our immigration laws and border controls,” said Gregory Archambeault, Field Office Director of the San Diego Field Office for ERO. “While we continue to face significant obstacles in dealing with so-called “sanctuary-city” polices, which hinder cooperation with local law enforcement, we will continue our relentless pursuit of safeguarding communities, diligently enforcing the U.S. immigration laws”.The arrests took place in Santee, Vista, Encinitas, Chula Vista, Escondido, Oceanside, San Diego and Imperial Beach. The arrests included Mexican and Guatemalan nationals.The criminal histories of the individuals taken into custody include crimes such as vandalism, hit and run, larceny, drug offenses and driving under the influence. Ten of the individuals arrested during the operation were previously deported aliens.Those arrested during the operation include:A Mexican national previously convicted of Possession for Sale of Heroin. He was previously removed as an aggravated felon. He was turned over to the United States Marshals Service, and is pending prosecution for Reentry after Removal of an Aggravated Felon.A Mexican national pending charge of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs and Contempt of Court. His immigration detainer was not honored. He remains in ICE custody pending a hearing before an immigration judge.A Mexican national pending Driving Under the Influence and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He remains in ICE custody pending a hearing before an Immigration Judge.A Mexican national previously removed from the United State and is pending charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs. His immigration detainer was not honored. He was removed from the United States to Mexico the same day of arrest.This week’s enforcement action was coordinated with ICE’s National Fugitive Operations Program, which is responsible for investigating, locating, arresting and removing at-large criminal aliens, immigration fugitive aliens – aliens who have ignored final orders of deportation handed down by federal immigration courts, and aliens that have reentered after removal. ICE’s Fugitive Operations Teams give top priority to cases involving aliens who pose a threat to national security and public safety.Editor’s note: The arrest statistics provided in this news release represent preliminary data that has been manually reported to ICE headquarters. KUSI Newsroom April 24, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Against all odds Topper is back home

first_img 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 SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) – An El Cajon man who had given up all hope of finding his dog again has been reunited with his stolen pet.Tom Huffman’s dog, Topper, disappeared from a shopping center in El Cajon, while under a friend’s care last May. Huffman said he suspected another man, a mutual acquaintance stole the dog, and fled with him to Mexico. Huffman said he was resigned to losing the dog forever, when he received an unexpected phone call from someone in Missouri two weeks ago. Topper had been located when a police officer, trying to arrest a homeless woman in Kansas City, Missouri encountered the dog, who tried to nip the officer in the knee. Fortunately, Topper had a microchip which provided the information to locate Huffman in California. From there, a network of volunteers jumped in, to bring Topper home. More than a dozen volunteers took turns, each driving 200 mile segments across six states, taking the dog through MIssouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and finally, Arizona. From Phoenix, the dog was put on a plane to Riverside County, where a final set of drivers brought Topper back to Huffman’s home in El Cajon on Sunday afternoon. Huffman called it “a miracle.” HIs mother, Roderica praised the network of volunteers. “There’s a lot of people with great hearts. The time and the effort it took to coordinate all of this, it boggles my mind,” Huffman said. August 27, 2018 Sasha Foo Posted: August 27, 2018 Sasha Foo, Against all odds, Topper is back home Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The Biggest Dos and Donts of Video Conferencing

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. January 5, 2017 3 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Video conferencing has quickly become a business standard in many industries. New technology has made it easier than ever to connect with partners, clients and employees across the globe. It’s important for businesses to effectively train their employees about videoconferences as it becomes more widely used throughout the world.Here are 10 do’s and don’ts that I believe elevate the overall experience of a video conference.Related: 4 Ideas for Hosting Google+ Hangouts ‘On Air’Do: Mute your microphone whenever you’re not speaking — even if you’re alone in the room. Background noise can be an annoying distraction and stifle any meeting’s flow.Do: Be aware of your video’s settings. Check if your microphone is muted before delivering a two-minute monologue that no one will hear.Don’t: Position your camera too low, too high or hooked onto a different monitor. Weird camera angles can be very distracting — and unflattering — during video conference calls. Make sure your camera is eye level and on the monitor you plan to use for the conference.Do: Make sure your room is well lit (side lighting is the best). Few things are worse than having a professional meeting while feeling like you’re talking to someone in a dungeon. Use natural light from windows or simply turn on the overhead light in the room to brighten up the conference.Do: Wear appropriate clothing. I know it can be tempting — especially if you work from home — to wear a work shirt and athletic shorts but dress as if you’re meeting face to face. You never know if you’re going to have to get up suddenly or if your camera might fall. So wear clean, professional clothing for your video calls.Related: 3 Low-Cost Tools for Better Virtual MeetingsDo: Your wall art or decorations should be work appropriate and your surroundings clean. If your room looks like a college dorm room after a bender, clean it or find a different room. This also includes your desk! Avoid having multiple coffee mugs, dishes and trash on the surface.Do: Test your microphone before you video call, especially if it’s an important meeting. Test it by video conferencing your colleague before the meeting. Nothing is worse than trying to share something critical, and not being able to communicate clearly because your audio clarity and volume is poor.Do: If you’re in a group call without video, introduce yourself before you talk. Consider something like “Hi it’s Jim, I have a question.” While several programs will notify you as to who is talking, conference line numbers will not. Therefore, be polite and introduce yourself.Don’t: Check or read emails or peruse articles while on the video call. This also includes doing additional work beyond the call.  It’s easy for other participant’s to tell if you aren’t fully focused and present during the video call.Do: When you’re talking, look into the camera instead of looking at yourself talking on the computer screen. It will help others on the call feel like you’re 100 percent engaged and present.It’s important to remember that video conferences are essentially in-person interactions that allow businesses to communicate more effectively.Related: Video Conference Etiquette for Dummies Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more