Solskjaer reveals Man Utd medical room now clearingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says their medical room is clearing ahead of the clash with Bournemouth.United have won both games since Solskjaer took charge but Anthony Martial joined Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku on the sidelines when being taken ill over the Christmas period.When asked by MUTV if anybody was coming back for the next game, Ole replied: “Hopefully the front three with Romelu, Alexis and Anthony – that is not a bad three to have ready. So towards the end [of a game], when you are 2-0 up, 3-0 up, if you can put players with pace on, then that makes a difference.”So when you score three at home but you know you have three lads awaiting to get on, then that’s great.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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All eyes on Rohit Sharma as South Africa set for Test series warm-up vs Board President’s XIRohit Sharma will be leading the Board President’s XI against the visiting South African side during a 3-day match starting on Thursday, which will serve as a warm-up for the 3-Test series between India and SA starting on October 2.advertisement Next Press Trust of India VizianagaramSeptember 25, 2019UPDATED: September 25, 2019 12:32 IST Rohit Sharma will be leading the Board President’s XI side vs South Africa (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma has been selected into the Indian Test squad as an openerRohit’s Test record doesn’t reflect his true potential as a batsmanIt remains to be seen whether while opening in Tests, he can excel in the same way as he has done in white-ball cricketRohit Sharma will begin a last-ditch effort to save his stop-start Test career with a trial run in the unfamiliar opener’s slot when he leads the Board President’s XI in a three-day warm-up game against South Africa, starting here on Thursday.With the national selection committee and the team management deciding to promote Rohit as an opener, keeping his spunky strokeplay in mind, the next five Tests could be a make or break for the 32-year-old stylish right-hander.He will have Mayank Agarwal for company as the two would look to strike an understanding before the first Test starting on October 2 in Visakhapatnam.The third notable character in the game would be Umesh Yadav, who has been drafted into the Test side as an injured Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement.He will look to rattle the likes of Faf Du Plessis and Aiden Makram in order to make a statement.But the focus from Thursday will undoubtedly be on Rohit.One of the modern-day greats in the white-ball format, Rohit’s average of 39.62 in 27 Tests, including three hundreds, doesn’t do justice to his potential.Red-ball vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and the fast-rising Hanuma Vihari consolidated their middle-order slots with impressive performances in the West Indies and the only remaining option for Rohit was to bat at the top.The three-day game against the quality red-ball attack of South Africa, comprising Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander and Lungi Ngidi, will be a good dress rehearsal before the opening game in Visakhapatnam.Rohit’s technique against the moving red SG, Dukes or Kookaburra has been suspect but this is an inspired punt that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri are ready to take keeping Virender Sehwag’s stupendous success in mind.advertisementIf it clicks, this will be considered a masterstroke but if it doesn’t, the A team’s supply line of openers comprising Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal will be there.Not to forget KL Rahul, who would look to score heavily and get his place back and Prithvi Shaw, also hungry as ever after having served a doping ban and learnt harsh lessons of life.Even if Rohit succeeds on the low and slow sub-continental tracks, there’s no guarantee that he would be able to replicate it on the grounds in New Zealand, where Trent Boult promises to bring it back in repeatedly.The road ahead will be tricky for one of India’s finest ODI openers as the next six months will decide his fate in the game’s traditional format.The Squads:Board President’s XI: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, AR Easwaran, Karun Nair, Siddhesh Lad, KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Jalaj Saxena, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Avesh Khan, Ishan Porel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh YadavSouth Africa Test squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.Match Starts: 9.30 am.Also Read | Aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback: Jasprit BumrahAlso Read | Only love, enjoyment and entertainment: Tabraiz Shamsi shares picture with Shikhar DhawanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Mayank Agarwal
zoom Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has placed an order for two new freight ships (ro-ro) at China’s shipbuilder Jinling Shipyard. Scheduled for delivery at the beginning of 2019, the order is part of DFDS’ ongoing fleet renewal to accommodate freight growth, increase operational efficiency and reduce the environmental impact, according to the company.The investment in the two new ships totals around DKK 1 billion (USD 150.9 million) to be paid during the period from ordering to delivery.DFDS has options for four additional ships, each designed to carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers.“The larger size of the new ships will significantly decrease unit costs as well as the environmental impact per transported unit,” DFDS said, adding that both newbuildings are planned to be deployed in the company’s route network on the North Sea.Equipped with scrubbers for the removal of sulphur, ballast water treatment systems and a number of energy efficiency initiatives, the ships represent a new generation of environmentally friendly ro-ro vessels as they comply with the latest environmental rules of the new IMO-standard EEDI (Energy Efficency Design Index), according to the shipping firm.
Ahmedabad: Heavy showers lashed parts of south Gujarat Sunday inundating many areas in Vapi and in Umergam in Valsad district, which affected the normal life. Vapi received nearly 184 mm rainfall in just four hours between 4 am and 8 am, according to the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC). Met department has warned of heavy rains at isolated places in Valsad, Navsari and in Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli on Monday. With Damanganga, Auranga and Kolak rivers in south Gujarat in spate, an alert was issued for the residents of low-lying areas, especially in Vapi, where several areas got flooded as a result of high tide in the Arabian sea blocking the passage of the rain water into Kolak river, officials said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Damanganga river received water from the Madhuban dam in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli at the rate of nearly 1.5 lakh Cusecs (cubic feet per second), which flooded low-lying areas along the river, they said, adding that rescue teams were put on standby. However, the situation returned to normalcy after the tide receded later in the day. “Vapi and Valsad received heavy rains between 4 and 8 am today. Water level in Kolak river in Vapi district rose significantly as water could not escape into the sea due to high tide in the morning hours. The situation returned to normal after the tide receded,” said Valsad Collector C R Kharsan. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed He said a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was dispatched to Vapi to carry out relief and rescue operations, if needed. Incidents of water-logging were reported from many parts of Valsad district, including Umergam, which affected the normal life. Meanwhile, as per SEOC, Gujarat has received 185.4 mm rainfall, which is 22.72 per cent of the average total seasonal rainfall so far. At 826 mm, Valsad district has so far received the highest rainfall in the season, followed by Navsari at 555 mm, it said. The met department said rains were received at many places in south Gujarat whereas heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred in Valsad, Surat, Kheda, Anand, and Bharuch districts. The IMD said the morning’s cyclonic circulation over south Gujarat region and neighbourhood persisted at 3.1 km above the mean sea level.
International nonprofit Last Chance for Animals (“LCA”) announced today that New York Times best-selling author and activist Kathy Freston will receive the “Vegan of the Year” award at its Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday evening, October 22, in Beverly Hills, CA.The announcement was made today by LCA Founder and President, Chris DeRose .Past recipients of the “Vegan of the Year” award include Pamela Anderson, Alexandra Paul ( Baywatch ), and Phil Collen (Def Leppard).This year’s gala will focus on LCA’s efforts to support the rangers at Africa’s Virunga National Park and its’ critically endangered mountain gorilla population. Defending the park and its inhabitants from poachers, militants, and environmental exploitation is an on-going battle for Virunga’s park rangers who risk their lives daily to protect part of the 900 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild.Freston, an author, wellness expert and vegan activist, skyrocketed to fame with four consecutive New York Times bestsellers: ” THE LEAN: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy Lasting Weight Loss “, ” Veganist “, ” Quantum Wellness “, and ” The One “. Freston’s latest book, ” The Book of Veganish: The Ultimate Guide To Easing Into A Plant-Based, Cruelty-Free, Awesomely Delicious Way To Eat — with 70 Easy Recipes Anyone Can Make “, co-authored with Rachel Cohn, is set for release on Aug. 30, 2016, and is published by Penguin Random House.Freston’s work promotes a body/mind/soul approach to health and happiness, and centers around a plant-based diet for physical, environmental, and ethical reasons. She believes in “leaning in” to change and cites the proven benefits of “progress, not perfection”. A media favorite, she has appeared on Ellen , Dr. Oz , Good Morning America , Charlie Rose , and The Oprah Winfrey Show . Freston’s work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, W, and Fitness Magazine. She’s also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post .LCA’s annual fundraiser is a star-studded event honoring notable animal activists and supporting over three decades of ground breaking, undercover investigations exposing animal abuse in various areas such as; factory farms, vivisection, puppy mills, and class B dealers. The October 22 gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel will feature dinner, dancing, and live music.Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and public awareness campaigns. Since its formation in 1984, LCA has succeeded as one of the nation’s pioneer animal advocacy groups. LCA’s educational and public outreach programs have empowered the public to make positive changes for animals in their communities. For more information, please click here.
APTN National NewsA Mi’kmaq traditional leader says the RCMP on Prince Edward Island need to apologize after a sacred fire was mishandled by an officer.The incident happened at a protest over a highway expansion.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has this story.
LAVAL, Que. – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (TSX:VRX) says it has agreed to pay US$96.25 million to settle lawsuits filed in California in the wake of the unsuccessful attempted hostile takeover in 2014 of Botox maker Allergan Inc.The company says in a news release the rest of the agreed settlement of US$290 million, about 67 per cent, will be covered by co-defendant Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.Pershing Square, an American hedge fund, says in a separate release that Laval, Que.-based Valeant had originally agreed to pay 60 per cent of the settlement but the two disagreed on “desirability and timing” of the move and the U.S. investment company will pay more to take control.Both companies say they are admitting no wrongdoing by settling. The lawsuit accusing them of insider trading was brought by shareholders who sold Allergan stock in the two months before the US$51-billion bid was launched.Pershing Square CEO Bill Ackman says he still believes the lawsuit had “absolutely no merit,” but settling now will save resources required for a lengthy litigation.Valeant CEO Joseph Papa said settling the suit will allow it to focus on the “transformation” of the drug company.
Securities regulators will let Exxon Mobil block shareholders from voting on a proposal that the company disclose goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Activist investors led by the New York state comptroller pushed the proposal, which urges Exxon to set annual targets in line with goals set by the 2015 Paris climate agreement.Exxon asked the Securities and Exchange Commission in January for permission to bar the resolution.On Tuesday, the SEC’s corporate-finance division notified both sides that it would not recommend enforcement action against Exxon if the company keeps the item off its annual shareholder meeting in May — in effect, a green light for Exxon to drop the matter.An SEC lawyer says the measure would “micromanage” the company and supplant the judgment of Exxon managers and directors.The Associated Press
GENEVA — The Boeing 737 Max jet that was grounded after two deadly crashes will not fly before mid-August at the earliest, the global airline trade group said Wednesday.The spokesman for the International Air Transport Association, Anthony Concil, said the group estimates the planes will remain grounded for at least another 10-12 weeks, though regulators like the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will have final say.The plane was grounded in mid-March after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max. A Lion Air Max crashed in October off the Indonesian coast. In all, 346 people died.Concil said IATA’s estimate is based on comments from U.S. carriers that they wouldn’t be scheduling commercial flights of the planes through August, and that the FAA hasn’t yet provided a timeline on decisions that could allow the planes to resume service.Concil spoke from Seoul, where IATA is preparing its annual meeting. IATA has 290 members, representing 82% of world commercial cargo and passenger traffic.Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, meanwhile, declined on Wednesday to give a timetable.Speaking at an investor conference in New York, he said he hopes all regulators will clear the plane for flying when the FAA does, “but there may be some international authorities that operate on a different schedule.”Boeing is working on changes to flight-control software and additional pilot training but has not submitted a formal application yet to the FAA.The Associated Press
Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,082.70, up 30.67 points):Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Up 50 cents, or 1.31 per cent, to $38.75 on 10.1 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up two cents, or 0.36 per cent, to $5.51 on 9.01 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down five cents, or 0.51 per cent, to $9.75 on 6.6 million shares.Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Up 30 cents, or 25.00 per cent, to $1.50 on 5.8 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.68 per cent, to $1.47 on 5.1 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down seven cents, or 2.77 per cent, to $2.46 on 4.5 million shares. The Montreal-based company says it’s been shut out of a US$3.2-billion contract to supply subway cars in New York City because of past delivery delays. Bombardier says it learned last week that its bid submitted to New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority in December won’t make it to the final round.Companies reporting major news:Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Agriculture. Up $1.35, or 1.12 per cent, to $121.71 on 281,079 shares. The Calgary-based company is preparing to expand its agriculture retail business in the U.S. with the acquisition of 20 farm-supply locations in Georgia and Florida. Agrium, which also has a wholesale fertilizer business, says its U.S. retail distribution network will be enhanced through a binding purchase agreement with Southern States Cooperative. It will also acquire an integrated cotton ginning business in Statesboro, Ga.Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Up 13 cents, or 0.17 per cent, to $77.33 on 1.6 million shares. Scotiabank is reporting a $2.1-billion profit in its third quarter and a dividend increase of three cents to 79 cents per share. Net income equalled $1.66 per share, up from $1.54 per share in last year’s third quarter.BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO). Bank. Down $2.36, or 2.55 per cent, to $90.07 on 2.6 million shares. Bank of Montreal reported a third-quarter profit of nearly $1.4 billion ($2.05 per common share), an increase from $1.2 billion ($1.86 per common share) from the same time last year.Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Financial Services. Up 20 cents, or 1.53 per cent, to $13.24 on 297,622 shares. The alternative mortgage company is continuing to rebuild its executive ranks with the hiring of a new chief financial officer who has extensive experience in Canada’s financial services industry. Brad Kotush, a former CFO at Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., will join the Toronto-based company as of Sept. 1.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has committed to invest in East Timor’s naval infrastructure and provide an undersea internet cable between the countries.Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flown to the East Timor capital Dili on Friday to exchange diplomatic notes that activate a new maritime boundary combined with a Timor Sea seabed oil and gas revenue-sharing deal on the 20th anniversary of a United Nations-sanctioned independence vote.A government statement says Australia will also announce support for building a new wharf at the Hera Naval Base on East Timor’s north coast that will help the country operate two Guardian Class patrol boats that will be gifted by Australia in 2023.Australia also plans to link East Timor to an Australian cable system.The Associated Press
Horizon Utilities chief conservation officer Brian Smith, Tom Saint-Ivany, associate vice-president, Facilities Management, and David Balasiak, project manager, Campus Planning, Design and Construction, hold a provincial energy rebate cheque for more than $138,000. Brock University’s commitment to energy efficiency has a resulted in a rebate of more than $138,000 from a provincial program.Brock received the money Monday after completing six lighting retrofit projects that qualified for the saveONenergy Equipment Replacement Incentive Initiative rebate through the Ontario Power Authority and Horizon Utilities.Horizon Utilities chief conservation officer Brian Smith said Brock has been a great partner in committing to energy efficiency projects.“(They) will not only benefit the students here, but the community at large,” he said before presenting Brock with a cheque for $138,662.30 at Monday’s Senior Administrative Council meeting.Two of the projects that met ERII criteria included replacing fixtures and lamps in the Aquatic Centre and campus-wide, and replacing almost 6,000 old fluorescent ballasts and lamps, especially important in older areas of the campus.“The newer lamps offer a better quality of light, a whiter colour, lower operating costs and longer life too, ” said David Balasiak, Brock project manager, Campus Planning, Design and Construction. “(That) results in lower maintenance costs since our electricians won’t have to change failed lamps or ballasts as often.”
Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques said “Operational performance was solid across most commodities, rounding out a strong first half performance for the Group. Our increasingly flexible Pilbara iron ore system continued to perform well. Our bauxite and copper businesses also delivered strong operating results, demonstrating the success of our ongoing mine-to-market productivity programme, which is increasingly important in an environment of rising cost inflation. Our sustained focus on cash generation, combined with disciplined capital allocation, will ensure we continue to deliver superior returns to our shareholders across the short, medium and long term.”Key points• Pilbara iron ore shipments of 88.5 Mt (100% basis) in the second quarter were 14% higher than the second quarter of 2017, benefiting from better weather and reflecting improved productivity across the system. Shipments in 2018 are expected to be at the upper end of the existing guidance range of 330 to 340 Mt (100% basis)• Bauxite production of 13.3 Mt was 3% higher than the corresponding quarter of 2017, due to continued operational improvements. Third party shipments increased by 10% to 8.7 Mt due to firm demand.• Aluminium production of 0.9 Mt was 3% lower than the second quarter of 2017 due primarily to labour disruptions at the non-managed Becancour smelter in Canada and a power interruption at the Dunkerque smelter in France• Mined copper production of 156,800 was 26% higher than the same quarter of 2017, reflecting strong production at Escondida following a labour union strike in the first half of last year• Hard coking coal production was 40% higher than the corresponding quarter of 2017 due primarily to the impact of Cyclone Debbie last year• Titanium dioxide slag production was 27% lower than second quarter 2017. Production was suspended at Rio Tinto Fer et Titane in Sorel-Tracy following a fatality on 26 April 2018. Production at Richards Bay Minerals has been impacted by ongoing labour disputes between contractors and their employees• Production at Iron Ore Company of Canada was significantly impacted in the second quarter, where operations were suspended while a new labour agreement was reached. Operations returned to normal production rates by the end of June 2018• Cost inflation is being experienced, particularly in the Aluminium group with higher raw material costs. Disruptions during the first half have also impacted unit costs at IOC and RBM• The major growth projects remain on track, with first bauxite shipment from Amrun expected in the first half of 2019 and construction of the first drawbell at Oyu Tolgoi Underground anticipated in mid-2020• The AutoHaul project achieved two major milestones, with regulatory approval on 18 May 2018 and the first loaded autonomous train journey from mine to port completed on 10 July 2018• Divestments announced in the first half of 2018 totalling $5.0 billion pre-tax, subject to completion conditions, are all expected to complete by the end of 2018, including the Dunkerque and ISAL smelter sales and the Group’s coking coal assets• On 12 July 2018, Rio Tinto announced that it had signed a non-binding Heads of Agreement with PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) (Inalum), and Freeport-McMoRan. detailing the proposed principal terms for the sale of its entire interest in Grasberg to Inalum for $3.5 billion. Given the terms that remain to be agreed, there is no certainty the transaction will complete and any final agreements will be subject to regulatory approvals.
THE BELEGURED REHAB Group received more than €80 million in State funding last year.The figures, revealed in a letter handed over to the Oireachtas financial watchdog, show that the Rehab Group received a total of €82.2 million from the State.Rehab received €27 million from training body Solas, which replaced Fás, last year.Rehab and its CEO Angela Kerins have been repeatedly criticised for refusing to reveal how much she is being paid, despite some of the group’s activities being in the not-for-profit sector.Around 60 per cent of the Group – which says it works for social and economic inclusion for people with disabilities – is in the commercial sector with the remainder in the not-for-profit area.The board of the Rehab Group is due to meet this month to decide whether or not to disclose how much Kerins is paid. Figures from 2012 show Kerins earned €234,000.Read: Rehab chief Angela Kerins won’t say what her current salary is >Read: Rehab to discuss releasing CEO’s salary at February meeting > Read: Rehab Group calls on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks >
This is one of the busiest weeks of the year in tech. Though we’ve been giving you all of the biggest CES 2012 announcements, there are some other stories that slip through the cracks. Here are some of the coolest, geekiest things happening on the web this week…Han Solo Mimobot Flash DriveIt may not be the most realistic interpretation of Han Solo that we’ve seen, but this 2.5-inch tall USB flash drive depicts everyone’s favorite space pirate excellently nonetheless. The flash drive itself is a caricatured “big-head” version of Han, but the real fun arrives when you place it in its carbonite carrying case. Pick up the Leia Mimobot (sold separately) to reenact the “I love you,” “I know” scene every time you pack up your drive.The Han Solo Mimobot comes in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB sizes, ranging in price from $29.95 to $49.95.Check GeekSugarHow Intel’s Medfield will disarm ARMExtremeTech’s Sebastian Anthony takes a look at how Intel’s move to enter the smartphone market can shake things up. His rationale: Motorola obviously saw something that it liked in Medfield (enough to enter into a multi-year agreement with Intel), so a) Intel has something great in Medfield, and b) ARM will be in trouble.Check the editorial at Extreme TechForget SOPA: Build a better BitTorrentJon Brodkin of Ars Technica examines one man’s view that copyright holders would be wiser to drop Draconian approaches like SOPA, and focus more on providing easier ways for users to pay for content. He believes that BitTorrent provides the model that the copyright industry should be emulating, not trying to squash.The real kicker? The piracy expert with this view works for Envisional, a company that helps copyright owners protect their content.Check out Ars Technica’s coverage
Tony Book was a part of a very successful Manchester City team back in 1970 but he believes that the current squad can achieve even more and win many collective and individual trophies.The Manchester City legend believes that the team has got “the best squad and the best manager in Europe” at the moment and it is just a question of time when they are going to win the Champions League.Book spoke about the qualities of the current team as he said, according to Goal:Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“The one thing my team achieved that this current team must have is a success in Europe and I think it’s only a matter of time before Pep delivers another European trophy.”“It’s going to be a tough two games against Liverpool, but I think City will go through because I look at the strength of both teams and I have absolutely no doubt that Pep has the best squad.”“In fact, I’d go as far as to say that City now have the best squad and the best manager in Europe. I think that they have even more quality in depth than both Barcelona and Real Madrid. I feel that City can go anywhere and win.”
The UEFA announced that Real Madrid earned €88.6m for last season’s Champions League triumphThe football governing body confirmed payments that have been made to clubs who participated in the 2017/18 Champions League on Thursday morning.And it’s been announced on the UEFA website that Real have emerged as top earners with over €88m.Under Zinedine Zidane, Los Blancos won their third successive European title after defeating Liverpool 3-1 in the final at Kiev in May through a brace from Gareth Bale and another from Karim Benzema.While they didn’t claim the top prize last season, Liverpool will still receive €81.2m in total from UEFA for their final appearance.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid earned €16.1m for their Europa League triumph last season and a further €31.7m for their participation in the Champions League, while beaten finalists Marseille got €23m.All clubs that competed in the Champions League group stage received a minimum of €12.7m.Overall, €1.412bn was paid out to all competing clubs Champions League and another €428.1m to those in the Europa League.Below is a list of the top earners from last season’s Champions LeagueReal Madrid (€88m)AS Roma (€83m)Liverpool (€81m)Juventus (€80m)Bayern Munich (€70m)Chelsea (€65m)Manchester City (€63m)PSG (€62m)Barcelona (€57m)Manchester United (€40m)
The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to resolve the continuing impasse on raising the ceiling on the national debt.”We need a comprehensive approach to reducing federal deficits and the growth of the national debt that includes all spending and that does not make disproportionate reduction in agriculture programs,” said ASA President Alan Kemper, a soybean producer from Lafayette, Ind. “Such an agreement will establish budget certainty for all federal policies, including upcoming negotiations on the next Farm Bill.”Last week, officers of the ASA, National Corn Growers Association and National Association of Wheat Growers met in Washington to reiterate their support for a comprehensive approach to reducing federal deficits and the growth of the national debt that includes all entitlement programs and discretionary spending, and that does not make disproportionate reductions in agriculture programs. Yesterday, ASA and 33 other agriculture organizations called for the same approach.”Any decision to reduce agriculture spending must allow the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to determine how the reductions are made,” Kemper added. “These Committees have the expertise to best evaluate specific programs and to include any changes in the 2012 Farm Bill in a manner that does not disrupt long-term commitments reflected in current farm legislation.”Agriculture continues to lead our national economic recovery and contributes to domestic and global food security. To ensure this role going forward, a rational long-term agreement on raising the debt ceiling that asks agriculture to only contribute reductions proportionate to its share of the federal budget is needed.”
Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice $999 $210 at Best Buy 0 See it 10 Photos $155 at Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See It Welcome to sewer hell. South West Water The fatberg menace continues to haunt the UK. South West Water, which services an area in southern England, discovered a fatberg clogging up the sewers in Devon, and it’s a whopper. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tags $999 Read the Rylo camera preview $6 at Tidal Chris Monroe/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) When fatbergs attack Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Random,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $59 at eBay Read DJI Osmo Action preview $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express It will take a sewer team about eight weeks to remove the massive fatberg using high-pressure jets, shovels and pickaxes.In case you’re not grossed out enough already, you can tour the horrifying lump in 360 degrees on Facebook. Want more? The Museum of London offers a live video feed of a chunk of fatberg to feed your nightmares. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET 7 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Wacky science images from the Getty (pictures) $60 at Best Buy $999 Turo Boost Mobile Angela Lang/CNET Tags Rylo TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Share your voice Sprint Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Google Home Hub review See at Turo Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See at Amazon Amazon The Cheapskate Best Buy I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET The 210-foot (64 meter) fatberg is part of a modern problem where old sewer systems get packed full of congealed lumps of cooking oil, diapers, wipes and grease. London unveiled a particularly epic fatberg in 2017. The monstrous masses have to be physically removed from their lairs.”Fortunately, the fatberg has had no impact on Sidmouth’s excellent bathing water quality and has been discovered in good time,” South West Water reported Tuesday.. The utility reminded customers to only flush the “3Ps”: pee, paper and poo. See It $999 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Apple iPhone XS Post a comment Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Help name this disgusting 140-ton sewer fatberg Putrid fatberg is museum’s ‘most disgusting display ever’ See It Comments Read the AirPods review Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $520 at HP DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout.
This time of year, we hear a lot about spending.How much people may be willing to spend at businesses is important for the local economy. Consumer confidence surveys are an attempt to measure this, and in Alaska right now, they’re showing positive signs. But there’s more to the story.The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation put out its third quarter consumer optimism index this month. The organization is excited about the results.“In particular, this one I feel very strongly shows a marked improvement in consumer optimism,” said Bill Popp, AEDC president and CEOPopp said the consumer optimism index is the highest it’s been since 2014 in Anchorage.The AEDC’s report is based on a survey conducted by Northern Economics. It looks at how residents feel about their own finances, the local economy and what they expect for the future. The company talked to at least 350 households in the Municipality of Anchorage, and asked them to answer a few questions on a scale of one to five:How would you rate current economic conditions in your community?How secure do you feel about your, and your family’s, financial situation? Is it getting better, worse, or staying the same?And, is the economy in your community getting better, worse, or staying the same?If the index comes out about 50, that represents optimism in the community. Thisquarter, that number was 59.3.Popp said the positive trend has been building over the last couple surveys, and that’s a good sign.“This is telling us that consumers are feeling like things are starting to loosen up,” Popp said. “That things are starting to turn around.”How does consumer confidence fit into the greater economy? Why does anyone care? Popp said it’s a way to help determine if people are going to spend their money. Which, of course, impacts business.“If consumers aren’t optimistic, or are feeling pessimistic, they spend less,” Popp said. “They won’t go to the movies. They won’t buy that new car, they won’t buy that new snow machine.”The state’s Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development said this renewed confidence in the economy is being felt around the state. Northern Economics gathers the data for the Alaska Confidence Index, too, and the survey questions are similar. The latest survey showed an increase in consumer confidence compared to the same time last year.That survey looks at how Alaskan’s are feeling about the health of the local economy, personal financial situations, and expectations for the future. In the latest survey, all three were up from this time last year. The index shows increased confidence in the future of local economies and personal finances from the previous quarter.But economist Mouhcine Guettabi cautions against making too much of these survey results.Guettabi, who works for the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, said the surveys can be informative when looked at alongside things like employment and wage data, revenue from small businesses and sales tax data.“But taking it in a vacuum and extrapolating from it, I find is difficult,” Guettabi said.Especially because Alaska doesn’t have a statewide sales tax. Guettabi said that makes figuring out whether more confidence means more spending pretty difficult.Guettabi said these surveys are useful, but imperfect, and need to be interpreted with caution.