One of – if not, the – plays of the NCAA Tournament, thus far, was made by Notre Dame senior forward Pat Connaughton during the Fighting Irish’s third round game vs. Butler.With less than two seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied, 55-55, Connaughton swatted a game-winning 3-point attempt by Kellen Dunham. It was an incredible play that ultimately allowed Notre Dame to defeat the Bulldogs in overtime and reach the Sweet 16. The play was spectacular on TV, but it’s even more impressive with this new courtside footage. Check it out: Notre Dame is set to face Wichita State in the Sweet 16 in Cleveland on Thursday. The Fighting Irish will likely need another big performance from Connaughton to advance.
Marrakech – The city of Al Quds is the key to peace, the beating heart of the State of Palestine, and its eternal capital, which should be the foundation and the basis of the ties of Arab and Islamic countries with the different countries of the world, said President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas.Speaking, Friday in Marrakech, at the opening ceremony of the 20th meeting of Al-Quds Committee, held under the chairmanship of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Palestinian president warned against the severity of threats facing Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque, stressing the duty of all the parties in the defense of the holy city.“Al-Aqsa has never been threatened this way before, the Israeli occupation has unprecedentedly stepped up, what it sees as its ultimate battle in its war aimed at removing the Arab, Islamic and Christian character of Al Quds,” he said. Abbas said Israel seeks to expand the Jewish presence by setting up more settlements and impoverishing the holy city through the destruction of its infrastructure and its economic resources.He emphasized the importance of strengthening the infrastructure of the holy city by carrying out projects dedicated to support schools, social and cultural institutions, and health facilities.Al Quds Committee, an offshoot of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, is holding its 20th session from January 17 through 18.Foreign ministers of the committee member-states, the OIC secretary general, High-level emissaries representing the UN Security Council permanent member-states, the EU, the Vatican, the UN and the Arab league are attending the Marrakech meeting.
Penn State football fans had more to be happy about than the Nittany Lions’ 20-14 win Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Less than two weeks ago, the PSU community was rocked by the revelation that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing children by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly. A sizeable contingent of Nittany Lions fans attended a game away from Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Saturday and said their trip to the ‘Shoe was made more pleasant by the respect and good behavior that was shown to them by Buckeye Nation. In connection with the charges levied against Sandusky, PSU’s president for finance and business Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley were also charged with perjury and failure to report child abuse. Former university President Graham Spanier resigned in the wake of the charges being made public and former Nittany Lions’ coach Joe Paterno, NCAA Division I’s all-time wins leader and the head coach of PSU football for 46 years, was fired. It has been a tumultuous time for PSU students and fans, including Cristen Mohn, 20, of Steelton, Pa., a third-year PSU student in nursing. Mohn said the last two weeks have been hard for Nittany Lions fans, describing the experience as “unreal.” “It was just kind of like shock a little bit,” said Mohn, who is currently dating fellow Steelton native and PSU junior defensive lineman Jordan Hill. “It’s just depressing. It’s gloomy. It’s just not the same knowing that all this is going on.” Mohn also said that Buckeyes fans she encountered around Columbus were welcoming and supportive of the PSU community. “We haven’t had any bad experiences,” Mohn said. “Everyone is saying ‘Thank you for coming.’ Some people were saying to us, ‘Penn State is still great school.’ Everybody that we’ve run into has been awesome.” NCAA president Mark Emmert announced Friday that the NCAA would investigate “Penn State’s exercise of institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics programs,” according to multiple reports. Nittany Lions fan Matt Curtis, 22, of Philipsburg, Pa., said that he expects harsh penalties to be administered to PSU football. “As a university, you hope (PSU) can put everything together. It’s an institutional problem and there’s no reason to punish the players on the field,” Curtis said. “And they probably had to be done with Paterno. He deserved to be fired if he did turn the other cheek, if that’s the case.” Like Mohn, Curtis said that he too was welcomed to campus on Saturday, and that some OSU fans even engaged him with popular PSU football chants. “Everyone’s been unbelievable,” Curtis said. “Every time we walk by, somebody’s yelling, ‘We are,’ or ‘Welcome.’ I’m not going to lie, I’ve heard some horror stories from Ohio Stadium, but, so far, the fans have been awesome.” Dave Stock, 25, of Pittsburgh, Pa., graduated from PSU with a telecommunications degree in 2008. Stock said that it has been painful for him to watch the situation in State College unfold. “As a fan, it’s frustrating. We had an aura of ‘success with honor’ — that was (Paterno’s) mantra,” Stock said. “On the road, (PSU fans) would be looked at a little differently.” Stock couldn’t deny that he received a surprisingly warm welcome upon arriving in Columbus. “It’s been absolutely great, so far,” he said. “It’s been very classy. I have nothing but good things to say, and I never thought I would say that about Ohio State fans.”
Erik Lamela has risen to the defence of under-fire Tottenham teammate Harry Kane by insisting that it’s only a matter of time before he hits top form againThe English striker had another disappointing game on Tuesday night and was unable to have an impact as Spurs’ lost the opening game of their 2018/19 Champions League campaign 2-1 away to Inter Milan.After being crowned the World Cup Golden Boot winner at Russia this summer, Kane has now gone five games without finding the net for both club and country.The 25-year-old did little to improve matters for himself at the San Siro, but Lamela believes that Kane shouldn’t have to bear the scoring burden for Spurs by himself.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“Harry is not a machine. He scores a lot. He always scores,” Lamela told BT Sport.“Here he didn’t and for two or three games he didn’t. But he will score again.“It’s not like Harry needs to score every single game. Christian (Eriksen) scored, I scored in the last game. Sonny (Son Heung-min) will score. Lucas (Moura) will score. All the pressure is not on Harry.“All the attacking players need to score. And that’s it.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Molde’s owners wished him well and told him to succeed as Manchester United’s caretaker manager suggesting he would not need to return.Solskjaer, 45, has masterminded the Red Devils unbeaten run winning eight of his nine matches as they mount a push for a top-four spot.The Norwegian whose United’s career spanned for 11 years is a top contender for the role on a permanent basis and he further went on to reveal the good luck message Molde’s co-owners Kjell Inge Rokke and Bjorn Rune Gjelsten gave him.Solskjaer told Sky: “When I rang the owner and said that United had called and that he always knew that this had been my dream, he said: ‘Go over, enjoy yourself – and please don’t come back’.“Both owners wished me all the best because they knew this is something I dreamed about.“To get the backing from them was fantastic. If I go back to Molde, I will do my best for them – but it depends when I go back.“It’s been fantastic so far. Hopefully, I will get to see my family soon, because that has been the only downside to the job.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the made the best start to a managerial reign in the Premier League:Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Solskjaer (18/19): WWWWWWDGuardiola (16/17): WWWWWWLAncelotti (09/10): WWWWWWL #mufc pic.twitter.com/VLDHhF49IB— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 29, 2019Recent reports confirmed the former United striker is being consulted over future additions ahead of next season, whether he remains in charge or not.“I think it’s quite natural that whoever is in charge and whoever is involved with the players already here has a voice in that,” Solskjaer added.“I have got to know the players, what potential they have, how far away they are from reaching that potential, and who we can build a team on. So, of course, I put my views into the club.“It was just about coming in to work with the players, and I knew that if the club had targets for the transfer window, they would have discussed them with me.”
The clash between Liverpool and Manchester United remains e biggest game in English football, according to goalkeeper David de Gea.The Spanish shot-stopper will reclaim his position in United’s starting line-up after Sergio Romero played in United’s FA Cup win at Chelsea.De Gea who is experienced in derby games having featured in the Madrid derby between Atletico and Real believes that United versus Liverpool in England is the most keenly contested tie.“It’s the biggest game in England,” De Gea told the club’s programme United Review and cited on Sky. “It’s a very special game, for the fans, the club, and the players and, above all, when it’s at Old Trafford, it’s always even more of an occasion. It’s just a massive game“We aim to enjoy and, of course, we’ll be trying our best to win it!”De Gea says he was aware of the magnitude of Sunday’s fixture even during his time in Spain.“When I was in Spain, you always used to hear talk of the big rivalry and the huge game, or Clásico, between Manchester United and Liverpool,” he said.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“You have two very big clubs, and it’s a game to really savour.”This man has kept 99 clean sheets in the Premier League. If he manages to get 100, he’ll be the 15th different goalkeeper to do so and the 7th for the same club.Clean Sheet against Liverpool @D_DeGea. Please!!! 🙏🏻🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/VKupdmgiDh— TJ (@UtdTalha) February 23, 2019De Gea will be aiming to deny Mo Salah from scoring his first league goal against United and possibly goal number 50 that would make him the fastest player to attain that figure.“You don’t just focus on the one player,” he added.“They have got a good side with some good players individually. You prepare like you would for any other game, knowing that you are up against a very good side with some top players.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, January 4, 2018 – Miami, FL – Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced the appointment of Inge Smidts as Chief Executive Officer. She is replacing John Reid who announced earlier this month that he will step down from the position of CEO in early 2018. Smidts joins C&W from Liberty Global where she most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer.Prior to her role at Liberty Global, Smidts was Senior Vice President – Residential Marketing and a member of the Executive Team at Telenet Group. While there, she was responsible for Go-to-Market reporting and overseeing the commercial strategy for Telenet’s business.Smidts has significant brand and marketing experience having spent over ten years earlier in her career at Procter & Gamble, where she started as Assistant Brand Manager and was regularly promoted, ultimately to Business Leader for the Benelux Paper business. Smidts holds a Master of Economics degree from UFSIA in Antwerp and an MBA in Marketing from the IAE in Aix-en-Provence.Balan Nair, incoming President & CEO of Liberty Latin America said, “Inge is a proven executive that has delivered strong results throughout her career. We are excited that she has agreed to lead C&W and join the Liberty Latin America team next year once the split from Liberty Global is complete. I also want to thank John Reid for his many contributions to the company and facilitating a smooth transition.”“Inge is a dynamic leader who has successfully driven financial performance and built capable teams,” said Betzalel Kenigsztein, Liberty Latin America’s Chief Operating Officer. “As we look to the future for C&W, we are confident that Inge is the right leader to help rebuild operations that were damaged by this year’s hurricanes and deliver growth for all our stakeholders.”Smidts commented, “I am excited to take on the role of CEO at C&W and work with the new management team that will lead Liberty Latin America into the future. The prospects for C&W are bright and I look forward to leveraging my experiences at Liberty Global and Telenet to bring a commercial, marketing and customer-focus that will help deliver results.”John Reid, C&W’s current CEO, will help ensure a seamless leadership transition until Smidts’ tenure begins in February 2018. Under the new Liberty Latin America management structure effective upon completion of the split-off from Liberty Global, Smidts will report to Betzalel Kenigsztein, Liberty Latin America’s COO.Press Release: C&W Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
‘There Can Only Be One’? Not this year.Last week it was war veterans who were outraged over Timemagazine’s choice of cover illustration. (So outraged, that Time managingeditor Rick Stengel felt it necessary to appearon MSNBC to defend the cover.)This week, it’s the New Republic. Time’s cover this week features a split of Barack Obama and HillaryClinton.TNR claims that Time ripped them off:We don’t want to say that thisweek’s cover of Time is a rip-off of our HillarAck cover that came outlast month, but-oh, whatever-they totally ripped us off! All the way ondown to the cover line, too: “There Can Only Be One” vs. “WeHave To Choose One.” Perhaps we should retaliate by puttinga mirror on one of our future covers? On second thought … no, that’s aterrible idea.Stengel’s response:If those wonderfully wonky folks at TNR (and I used to beone of them) watched a little more of the NBA, they would realize that theinspiration for this week’s cover was the striking ad campaign the NBA is usingfor the playoffs. In fact, we say so on the magazine’s index page. And in whatis certainly a first, the NBA is doing a little cross-promotion with us on thecover. [See here].But, then, maybe TNR thinks the NBA owes them royalties? Good luck getting aresponse from David Stern.Forget the NBA. If anything, Time is guilty of cribbing a coverfrom a magazine much closer to its DNA than TNR:As we pointed out on the FOLIO: blog last week, all of this supposed “controversy” doesn’t always translate into single copy sales. Just ask Time.
0 reading • GE’s king-size, vintage-style LED light bulbs let you lose your lampshade CNET’s LED Buying Guide makes sense of the light bulb… Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) 17 Photos Light Bulbs 13 LED smart bulbs that are worth the cash CNET Smart Home GE Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now Following a trend set by Philips and Ikea last year, GE Lighting is introducing a new lineup of large-sized, vintage-style LED light bulbs that are basically as big as your head.Available across the US at Lowe’s, the bulbs range from $26 to $38 apiece and come in a variety of shapes and colors, complete with your choice of three different filament styles.Here’s how GE describes the lineup:GE’s new large-sized vintage-style LED light bulbs come in a variety of shapes and colors, and with different filament options for the inside, too. GE Lighting Globe: Available with spiral or weave filaments in clear, amber or smoke glass. These globes measure approximately 1 foot tall and 9 inches in width and diameter. MSRP: $32-$35 Elongated Tube: Choose from spiral filaments in clear, amber or smoke glass. These tubes measure approximately 11.6 inches tall and 3.3 inches in width and diameter. MSRP: $26 Oversized Pear Shape: Select from clear, amber or smoke glass with spiral or weave filaments. These bulbs measure just over a foot tall and 7.7 inches in width and diameter. MSRP: $30-$34 Retro BT56: Available with spiral or weave filaments in clear, amber or smoke glass. These bulbs measure approximately 15.5 inches tall and 8.5 inches in width and diameter. MSRP: $35-$38GE is also offering vintage-style pendant fixtures for the bulbs at $15 each. GE Lighting GE is also offering hanging pendant fixtures for the bulbs, with a matching vintage aesthetic of their own. Available in four styles, they’ll cost $15 each.As for brightness, the new bulbs are listed as 25-watt and 40-watt equivalents, so don’t expect them to put out any more than a few hundred lumens — good for an artsy accent light, but not bright enough for one of them to serve as the primary light source for a room. Color temperatures vary based on the color of the bulb’s glass, with the amber-tinted bulbs putting out a warm, yellowy glow at 2,000 K and the smoke-tinted bulbs putting out stark white light at a temperature of 5,000 K.As for the filaments, they’re actually light-emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged into thin strips to mimic the look of the incandescent light bulbs of the past. It’s an effective trick that makes for admittedly striking designs that combine old-school aesthetics with new-age efficiency.Enlarge ImageThe amber-tinted bulbs put out a warm, candlelike glow. GE Lighting This isn’t GE Lighting’s first foray into vintage-style LEDs, a newly established section of the rapidly changing lighting aisle that seems to connect with consumers who appreciate the nostalgic designs. GE’s previous batch of faux-filament bulbs earned high marks here on CNET for their attractive appearance and strong dimming performance. Dimming will once again be key, as any hint of flicker can turn an exposed bulb into an eyesore. GE Lighting cites the “overwhelming response” to those regular-sized bulbs as the motivation for the new large-sized versions. I asked the company if it could elaborate, and a spokesperson pointed to Nielsen Scantrack data that shows a 20% increase in vintage lighting sales thus far in 2019 versus the same period last year.We’ll be sure to grab a few and test them out for ourselves in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected GE 5W Vintage Style LED Light Bulb • Review • GE’s new vintage-style LED bulbs nail the nostalgia factor Share your voice 2:31 CNET Smart Home Tags Now playing: Watch this: See All Post a comment
.The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to take necessary steps in 48 hours to stop the use of hydraulic horns in the capital city of Dhaka to prevent sound pollution.The court also asked the government to confiscate the instruments in the market used for hydraulic horns in the next seven days and asked the authorities to seize the vehicles after 27 August if they use hydraulic horns defying the order.The HC bench of justice Quazi Reza-ul Hoque and justice Mohammadullah passed the order in response to a writ petition filed by advocate Monjil Morshed on behalf of rights body Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.The bench also asked the government to file the progress report in two weeks.The writ petition said any machine causing sound pollution cannot be operated as per the Motors Vehicles Ordinance, but violating the act, it mentioned, different vehicles are using hydraulic horns.