Slaven Bilic admits West Ham players do not run enough in games

first_imgSlaven Bilic Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn There is a feeling within the first team that they were not worked hard enough in pre-season and that it is too late for them to drastically increase their fitness levels with the season in full swing. Bilic, who is under heavy pressure before Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup tie away against Tottenham Hotspur, spoke about the need to add more dynamism to his team at the end of last season, but his admission the numbers are not lying offered an alarming insight into West Ham’s disappointing start to this campaign.“You are looking at the stats,” Bilic said. “Many times you don’t need the stats to have a feel of the game. Very rarely they are not as your feeling is. Especially at home, our numbers of running is not what it should have been.“In general it is OK but we need to do more running that counts and that is high‑intensity running and sprints. We need to do more of that. We are fit, we are training. We are measuring them in training. It’s good. But sometimes it doesn’t happen.”Bilic explained that the stats had been slightly skewed by the size of the London Stadium. “If you compare with our opponents, they are not very different,” he said. “You can compare the West Ham v Brighton game with the Liverpool v Spurs game, there is a difference. But between West Ham and Brighton, there is not a huge difference. The ball in play at our stadium is less than it is at smaller stadiums. There is not such a big difference between us and our opponent when we play them or when we played away at Burnley.”Although the defeat against Brighton left West Ham out of the bottom three on goal difference, Bilic believes he still enjoys the support from the board and insisted that he has not considered resigning. “I never walked away in my life. There is no problem with my motivation and dedication for the club.”With Bilic’s contract up at the end of the season, West Ham have shied away from sacking him on several occasions in the past year, but their relegation fears will grow if they lose at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Bilic was asked if he considers himself fortunate after seeing Everton fire Ronald Koeman on Monday.“A lot of people think I should consider myself lucky,” he said. “But a lot think differently and that I deserve to be here. The only way that I can turn it in that direction is if we start to get better results.” Topics West Ham United Share on Pinterest news Slaven Bilic’s training methods have come under further scrutiny after West Ham United’s manager accepted that he cannot hide from statistics indicating his players are failing to run enough during games.While Bilic retained his job following talks with the West Ham co‑owner David Sullivan after the home defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion last Friday, figures showing his team have covered the least distance and made the fewest sprints in the Premier League this season have lent weight to concerns about a lack of intensity in training.center_img Share on Twitter Share via Email Glenn Murray’s double for Brighton puts West Ham’s Slaven Bilic on the rack Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Read more Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Zanetti: Icardi should be at the World Cup

first_imgArgentina Argentina should have brought Icardi to the World Cup, Zanetti claims Josh Challies 19:04 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Icardi cropped Getty Images Argentina Internazionale World Cup Serie A Former Argentina and Inter defender Javier Zanetti believes Jorge Sampaoli should have taken Mauro Icardi to the World Cup. Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli made a mistake excluding Inter striker Mauro Icardi from his World Cup squad, according to former defender Javier Zanetti.Icardi finished the Serie A campaign with 29 goals, taking his overall tally in the league for Inter to a century, but was not named in Sampaoli’s final 23 for the tournament in Russia.The 25-year-old was overlooked again following the injury sustained to Manuel Lanzini, with Argentina instead calling-up Enzo Perez to replace the West Ham midfielder in the squad. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Despite his incredible form at club level, Icardi has earned just four caps for Argentina, but Zanetti believes he will earn more chances in the coming years.”Mauro Icardi deserved an opportunity for what he did and what he has been doing. I would have liked him to be with us in Russia,” Zanetti told reporters.”He is very young and has a lot of future ahead of him. He will have the opportunity to be part of the Argentine National Team.”Argentina struggled in their opening Group D match at the World Cup, seeing Lionel Messi have a penalty saved in a 1-1 with tournament debutants Iceland, and Zanetti spoke of his nation’s difficulties in the build-up to Russia 2018.”I do not know if the discussion around Argentina should be about if they have enough as it’s just a different stage. This team has great players,” he added.”You have to give it time because the qualifiers were difficult and there was a change of coach.”last_img read more

Guidance and Counselling Policy Launched

first_img Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the launch of the Guidance and Counselling Policy represents a continuation of efforts to improve governance in schools. The Guidance and Counselling Unit in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has launched a policy aimed at creating certain objectives, strategies and performance standards for the guidance and counselling profession in schools. Story Highlights In his address, read by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dean-Roy Bernard, at the Policy’s launch at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library on January 31, Senator Reid noted that the Policy was developed in the context that homes and schools represent training grounds for character building. The Guidance and Counselling Unit in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has launched a policy aimed at creating certain objectives, strategies and performance standards for the guidance and counselling profession in schools.The Policy sets up a framework around the operations of guidance counsellors and a strategy to hold counsellors and schools accountable to the expectations of the Ministry.Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the launch of the Guidance and Counselling Policy represents a continuation of efforts to improve governance in schools.“It ensures that administrators and teachers are equipped with a policy that prepares and guides them for all areas in the life of our students,” he said.In his address, read by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dean-Roy Bernard, at the Policy’s launch at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library on January 31, Senator Reid noted that the Policy was developed in the context that homes and schools represent training grounds for character building.“In these environments, the child may learn lessons about human individuality and dignity and about responsible freedom and love,” he said.“We want our children to know love and care within and beyond the walls of the classroom. We want to help them make sensible and responsible decisions, and we want to help them broaden their vision about what they can become,” he added.The Minister further noted that there is the need to address the level of professionalism that is offered in the name of guidance and counselling and to ensure that students receive the needed psychosocial interventions in addressing what they encounter in their lives.“We have long realised that our mandate that is streamlined through the Guidance and Counselling Unit is to influence, shape behaviours and encourage positive values and attitudes, which is clearly articulated in a number of polices,” he said.They include the Reintegration of School-Age Mothers into the Formal School System, Health and Family Life, and the Programme for Alternative Student Support (PASS).The Policy is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, and others of special interest.“What drives it is the knowledge that our guidance counsellors are game changers in the lives our children,” said Senator Reid.Meanwhile, General Secretary of the Jamaica Teachers ‘Association (JTA), Dr. Margaret Chin, said the Policy is timely and serves to strengthen the position of guidance counselling across the nation’s schools.“I am sure that this Policy will serve to guide counsellors in carrying out duties as professionals who answer to the needs of our children. This policy could not have come at a better time,” she said.Dr. Chin noted that her organisation supports the Guidance and Counselling Unit in the promotion of high educational values and ensuring that all students, especially the most vulnerable, have access to the full range of services available to them in the school system.The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative for Jamaica, Mark Connolly, expressed pleasure at the Policy coming to fruition.He pointed out that the Policy represents a key component of UNICEF’s country programme for Jamaica, as schools play a significant role in keeping children “safe and alive”.last_img read more

Ottawa police chief investigating whether officer made racist online comments about Inuit

first_img(Image of an Ottawa police badge found on the Facebook page of the individual believed to have posted “racist” comments.)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsOttawa’s police chief says he has asked staff to investigate whether one of his officers posted “racist” comments about Indigenous peoples in response to an online news story about the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook.Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau told APTN National News in a brief interview Monday he asked staff to investigate the comments and whether they were made by an Ottawa police officer following a complaint from the public.“I asked my staff early this morning,” said Bordeleau. “I would ask you give us time to assess and look at it.”A member of the public spotted the comments and sent an email of complaint Sunday evening to both Bordeleau and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, believing the posts may have been made by a police officer.“The posts are troubling for the overt racism of the text, but they are all the more distressing given that they appear to be made by (the police officer), who I recognize as a sergeant with the Ottawa police service,” said the email, which was also carbon copied to two reporters by Veldon Coburn. “I’m particularly troubled that an officer, either past or present, would harbour these racist views. It puts into question all involvement such an officer had in the administration of justice, especially cases that involved Indigenous peoples.”Bordeleau responded to Coburn the same day.“My staff will follow up and take appropriate action if found to be one of our members,” said Bordeleau, in his email, which was forwarded to APTN National News.The offending comments were posted Saturday on an Ottawa Citizen story about Pootoogook’s death by someone using a Facebook account.The comments stated that Pootoogook’s death “has nothing to do with missing or murdered Aboriginal women.”The Facebook poster said Pootoogook’s death was not caused by murder.“It’s not a murder case….it’s could be a suicide, accidental, she got drunk and fell in the river and drowned who knows…..typically many Aboriginals have very short lifespans, talent or not, (sic)” said one comment.The second comment claimed Indigenous people were the authors of their own misfortune.“Because much of the aboriginal population in Canada is just satisfied being alcohol or drug abusers, living in poor conditions ect…..they have to have the will to change, it’s not society’s fault, (sic)” said the comment.A previously used Facebook profile photo of the person who posted the comments matched the features of man wearing an Ottawa police uniform in separate photo posted by a relative on the social media platform.APTN phoned Ottawa police and confirmed someone matching the name on the comments works for the force. The officer usually works the afternoon shift, but called in sick Monday.APTN was also given an Ottawa police email address for the officer. APTN contacted him to ask about the posts but did not receive a reply.APTN also contacted the officer’s sister who said she would pass a message on to her brother.After APTN‘s inquiries the name on the Facebook page was changed.Pootoogook’s body was found submerged in the Rideau River on Sept. 19. She was once a star in the contemporary art world and her ink and crayons drawings are currently in the collections of the National Art Gallery and the Ontario Gallery of Art.Ottawa police said Monday investigators consider the death’s Note: Story was updated on Sept. 27 to change the date of the posted comments.last_img read more

Torontos main stock index closes up after previous days decline

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index closed up modestly but not enough to reverse Tuesday’s 134-point decline, while the loonie ended down after a report that Saudi Arabia was selling Canadian assets.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 28.78 points at 16,315.08 as sectors other than energy, consumer discretionary, and utilities climbed. The intraday high was 16,325.12.Auto-parts manufacturers Magna International Inc. and Linamar Corp. both helped drag down the consumer discretionary sector 1.52 per cent after Magna revised down its guidance for the second half of the year.The company had strong second-quarter results but toned down expectations amid uncertainty surrounding tariffs and trade negotiations, leading to an almost eight per cent drop for the company’s stock.Linamar didn’t revise its expectations, but closed down more than six per cent in a knock-on effect of tariff concerns despite good results, said Michael Currie, vice-president and investment analyst at TD Wealth.“We are seeing companies be cautious, anticipating tariffs having a negative effect, but really all the companies in earnings season are reporting business is pretty solid, and we’re actually still seeing really good numbers,” he said.The S&P/TSX capped energy index closed down 0.74 per cent after the September crude contract closed down $2.23 at US$66.94 per barrel.The dip in oil prices came after weak import data from China, an escalation of trade disputes, and lower-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, said Currie.“People are still talking about the trade dispute, because new tariffs were put on again in the U.S.-China trade war. That get people worried. Trade slows, that means economies slow, that means less demand for oil.”The health-care index closed up 1.42 per cent as cannabis stocks rose. The Toronto Stock Exchange as a whole saw 287.75 million shares trade hands.The Canadian dollar averaged 76.62 cents US, down 0.17 of a US cent. The dollar dipped after a report by the Financial Times said the Saudi central bank and state pension funds had instructed asset managers to sell Canadian equities, bonds, and cash.“The biggest effect it had immediately this morning was the Canadian dollar did take a drop, it fell about half a per cent today,” said Currie.“It’s strengthened since then, but I think a lot of that was a report on the Saudi central bank and pension funds are selling stocks, selling a lot of assets.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average ended down 45.16 points at 25,583.75. The S&P 500 index closed down 0.75 points at 2,857.70 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 4.66 points at 7,888.33.The December gold contract ended up $2.70 at US$1,221 an ounce and the September copper contract was unchanged at US$2.75 a pound. The September natural gas contract was up five cents at US$2.95 per mmBTU.last_img read more

No cutoff to finish NAFTA talks as US hunts for best deal

No cutoff to finish NAFTA talks as U.S. hunts for best deal: Trump’s trade czar by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2017 10:45 am MDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington during his swearing-in ceremony Monday, May 15, 2017. The U.S. trade representative says he’s not committed to wrapping up NAFTA’s renegotiation by year’s end. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Evan Vucci OTTAWA – President Donald Trump’s point person on trade says the administration’s top priority is locking down the best deal possible for the U.S. in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation— and therefore it has no deadline to complete the talks.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate finance committee Wednesday that while he wants to move as quickly as possible, sealing a “very high-standard” agreement is of far greater importance.Lighthizer said his pursuit of quality over speed during the renegotiation of the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement means he has set no deadline — not even an artificial one.His remarks come as the administration faces political and corporate pressure to wrap up NAFTA talks with Canada and Mexico as soon as possible.“There are people that have said we ought to try to get it done by the end of the year — that’s a very, very quick time frame,” Lighthizer said during his appearance in Washington, where he fielded questions about Trump’s trade agenda.“We’re certainly not going to have a bad agreement to save time… My hope is that we can get it done by the end of the year, but there are a lot of people who think that’s completely unrealistic.”During the hearing, Lighthizer acknowledged he’s heard concerns that the uncertainty surrounding NAFTA’s renegotiation has already had a negative impact on sales for some U.S. businesses, including farmers.The Mexican and U.S. governments have said they want to conclude NAFTA negotiations by the first quarter of 2018.If not, there are concerns the talks could be at risk of colliding with Mexico’s presidential election. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the current front-runner in the polls, is a populist, left-wing NAFTA critic.In his testimony, Lighthizer noted — without specifically naming Mexico — that the timing of its vote does indeed support the argument the three countries should move swiftly.“There are reasons related to other people’s electoral systems that might make that beneficial, but from my point of view — I don’t have any deadline,” he said.“If we find ourselves in a total stalemate where we can’t make any progress then we’ll, in consultation with the (Senate finance) committee, decide on what next steps should be.”Lighthizer said the Trump administration intends to move very quickly on launching NAFTA talks, which can begin as soon as Aug. 16, right after the conclusion of a 90-day consultation period in the U.S.He noted the U.S. is still discussing the specific start date with its partners.The next steps in the U.S. consultation process include public hearings scheduled for June 27-29 and the release of a detailed summary of NAFTA negotiating objectives on July 17.Lawrence MacAulay, Canada’s agriculture minister, indicated Wednesday that Ottawa was waiting for the Americans to “set the table” for the NAFTA negotiations.MacAulay sounded cautiously upbeat about the talks following his first meeting with his U.S. and Mexican counterparts. Canada will continue to defend its supply management system, which shelters the country’s dairy industry, he added.But MacAulay offered no specifics, nor would he divulge any details about how Canada would proceed on dealing with the key issue of agriculture during bargaining.In the U.S. capital Wednesday, much of the discussion at Lighthizer’s hearing centred on NAFTA, including several items expected to figure prominently during talks.One “high-priority” issue for the U.S. will be seeking stronger intellectual-property protection across the board within NAFTA, so that it covers patents, copyrights and trademarks, Lighthizer said.The current agreement, he added, is somewhat deficient in this area and the U.S has issues with both Canada and Mexico when it comes to the protection of its intellectual property.Lighthizer also said the U.S. would push for Canada and Mexico to increase their duty-free levels, known as “de minimis,” which would liberalize cross-border online shopping.One senator noted that Canada has one of the lowest de-minimis allowances in the world for online duty-free shopping. Canadian consumers can purchase $20 worth of goods online from retailers like Amazon and eBay before duties kick in, compared to an $800 threshold in the U.S.In another area, U.S. officials — including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and several committee members — are debating whether to press for a provision in NAFTA on currency manipulation, even though the issue is “generally not a problem” with respect to Canada and Mexico, Lighthizer said.He added that its inclusion in a renegotiated NAFTA would provide a model for future trade deals between the U.S. and other countries.Lighthizer also said the U.S. intends to push for ways to rebalance — but not remove — the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism already within NAFTA. The current tool allows companies to sue governments over regulations that lower their profits.— with a file from Mike BlanchfieldFollow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

Peyton Manning Had The Worst Season Of Any Super Bowl Quarterback Ever

With a few notable exceptions, one being Brother Eli on the 2007 Giants, even the dumpier quarterbacks who get to the Super Bowl tend to play at about a league-average level. But Manning has blazed a new trail for ineffective passers with eyes on the Super Bowl, so long as they play in front of a superlative defense and cobble together a few decent playoff starts. There’s a reason the 2015 Broncos’ most similar team was the 2009 New York Jets.Funny thing, however: Manning playing poorly doesn’t seem to matter very much for Denver’s chances of winning the game. Based on regular-season value over average, Cam Newton and the Panthers have a huge advantage in the passing game over the Broncos — the sixth-biggest in any Super Bowl since the merger, in fact2The biggest passing mismatch was the aforementioned 2007 Eli against the record-setting Tom Brady. — but that hasn’t mattered much in past Super Bowls. Whether you look at total or per-attempt measures of value, there’s essentially zero correlation between the disparity in regular-season QB performance for the Super Bowl opponents and the eventual point margin of the game itself. This makes sense, as the equilibrium of a successful team will account for poor play from any given position (even QB) if the rest of the team is strong enough. And given the importance of quarterbacks to modern NFL play, the Broncos’ compensation for Manning’s play is just about the most impressive thing we’ve seen out of a unit leading up to a Super Bowl. Peyton Manning, The Sheriff, is back in the Super Bowl saddle. Good for him; we’ve written many paeans to Manning over the years, for the simple reason that he’s the greatest statistical quarterback of all time. But let’s face it: 2015 was also far — faaaaaar — from Manning’s best season, and in the context of a Super Bowl appearance, Manning’s standard of play pales even in comparison to “game managers” like Trent Dilfer. In a lot of ways, Peyton’s 2015 was worst regular-season performance ever by a QB who would eventually start the Super Bowl.During the regular season, Denver had the NFL’s eighth-worst passing offense according to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average, with a mark one full standard deviation worse than average. That’s really bad by Super Bowl standards: If we index the Broncos’ DVOA relative to the league, the only post-merger Super Bowl team to throw the ball less effectively were the Vince Ferragamo-led 1979 Los Angeles Rams.Now, Manning was injured during the regular season and missed six games, so you might think others share in the blame over the Broncos’ lousy aerial attack. But you can’t pin this on Brock Osweiler — he was mediocre in Manning’s stead, not outright horrible. Manning, on the other hand, was the league’s worst QB (on a per-drop-back basis) according to adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A), and its second-worst according to DVOA. He ranked among the bottom 15 percent of NFL passers in not just conventional categories such as touchdown and interception rate, but also fancier numbers like the percentage of his throws that were on-target.1In the estimation of ESPN’s Stats & Information group. Plain and simple, he stank.Let’s compare Manning’s overall season to those of other Super Bowl starting QBs over the years. If we judge by ANY/A compared to the league average from the season in question, Manning’s 2015 ranks second-worst, again ahead of only Ferragamo’s catastrophic 1979 numbers. And Ferragamo’s damage was at least limited: He started only five of the Rams’ 16 games, and played in an age when teams passed less, so a poor QB wasn’t as harmful to his team’s chances as today. (Not that it mattered for Ferragamo; his Rams lost the Super Bowl to the Steelers 31-19.)Manning, by contrast, plays in a pass-crazed era and threw the ball about as often per game as his peers, despite his horrible passing efficiency rates. The result, according to Football Perspective founder Chase Stuart’s method of judging QB value versus league average (which considers both passing and rushing value) was by far the worst regular season by a Super Bowl starter since the merger. read more

Vic govt take lead role on multiculturalism reform

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Eighteen key recommendations were submitted by the Victorian government to the Parliament of Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Migration that emphasises their committment to multicultural issues. “The Victorian Government believes in and will continue to support a cohesive, multicultural society where all people will be treated equally regardless of their cultural, religious or linguistic background,” Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Nicholas Kotsiras said. Some of the recommendations include: introducing an Australian Multicultural Act in consultation with the states and territories which defines the principles of multiculturalism and lays the foundations for an open, united and inclusive societyadopt an agreed set of principles of Australian multiculturalism based on Victoria’s approach as in the Multicultural Victoria Act 2011; dedicate additional funding for jurisdictions that deliver compulsory second language education for studentsdevelop a community education program and release a stamp issue featuring a chronological overview of immigration history to Australia that highlight the significant contribution that migrants have made to the economic, cultural and social life of our nationprovide at no additional charge an Australian citizenship certificate to all eligible children born in Australia; establish a multicultural business advisory body in consultation with the states and territories that, amongst its terms of reference, develop a national strategy that takes advantage of our diversityco-ordinate settlement planning and services in Australia across the three tiers of governmentlast_img read more

Alzheimer un train contre la maladie

first_imgAlzheimer : un train contre la maladieFrance – Le groupe France Télévisions s’est associé à la SNCF pour mettre sur les rails un train assez spécial, qui circulera jusqu’au 21 septembre pour lutter contre la maladie d’Alzheimer.France Alzheimer pilote cette initiative de France Télévisions et de la filiale Trains Expos de la SNCF, dans le but d’informer les usagers sur la maladie d’Alzheimer. Symptômes, traitements, prise en charge, nutrition, découvrez toutes les informations utiles pour prévenir et lutter contre cette affection.Vous pourrez accéder gratuitement au train de 9h à 19h dans chacune des villes-étapes suivantes :- mardi 7 septembre : Gare Paris Est,- mercredi 8 septembre : Gare Lille Flandres,- jeudi 9 septembre : Gare de Mulhouse,- dimanche 12 septembre : Gare de Dijon,- lundi 13 septembre : Gare Lyon Perrache,- mardi 14 septembre : Gare de Nice,- mercredi 15 septembre : Gare Marseille Saint-Charles,- jeudi 16 septembre : Gare de Montpellier,- vendredi 17 septembre : Gare Toulouse Matabiau,- samedi 18 septembre : Gare de Nantes,- dimanche 19 septembre : Gare Bordeaux Saint-Jean,- lundi 20 septembre : Gare de Clermont-Ferrand,- mardi 21 septembre : Gare Paris Nord.Le 7 septembre 2010 à 10:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Antarctique un manchot voleur pris sur le fait par une caméra de

first_imgAntarctique : un manchot “voleur” pris sur le fait par une caméra de la BBCUne équipe de la BBC qui tournait un documentaire sur les manchots adélie dans une île reculée de l’Antarctique, a réussi à filmer une scène étonnante : au milieu de la cohue d’une colonie de ces oiseaux, un mâle a dérobé un à un les cailloux constituant le nid de son voisin, dès que celui-ci avait le dos tourné…  A Ross island, dans l’Antarctique, un demi-million de manchots Adélie colonisent chaque année l’île à la saison de reproduction. Une population qui forme alors une cohue indescriptible. “Vous êtes ‘bombardés’ de son. Il y a là 250.000 mâles reproducteurs construisant leur nid, et derrière, des groupes d’adolescents qui sont juste là, sur le passage, causant des troubles. (…) Chaque mâle construit son nid juste au-delà de la portée des coups de bec de ses voisins. (…) Les adélie sont comme ces fans présents à des festivals, surchargés en caféine : agressifs et hyperactifs”, explique Jeff Wilson, qui a dirigé sur place, durant 4 mois, une équipe de tournage pour un documentaire intitulé Frozen Planet bientôt diffusé sur la BBC.À lire aussiLes images d’un incroyable phénomène sous-marin aperçu sous l’Antarctique (Vidéo)C’est dans ce contexte, où le mâle qui a le plus beau nid a le plus de chances de séduire une femelle, que le caméraman Mark Smith a réussi à filmer une séquence rare : tandis qu’un individu faisait des aller-et-retour pour consolider son nid en y apportant de nouvelles pierres, son voisin dérobait celles-ci une à une pour les intégrer ‘mine de rien’ à son propre ouvrage, dès que le propriétaire légitime tournait le dos pour retourner ‘à la pêche’ aux cailloux. Mais la scène n’a pas été facile à filmer. Comme ces oiseaux ne mesurent que 45 centimètres environ, le caméraman a dû passer de longues heures à plat ventre, constamment harcelé par la curiosité des volatiles, avant d’obtenir ces images…Découvrez en vidéo cette scène cocasse de manchot “voleur” sur Maxisciences  Le 18 octobre 2011 à 16:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Another title match added to 7/19 WWE Battleground PPV

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Videos Articles Pinterest SPOILERS: 7/20 Impact TV tapings in Windsor to air on Pursuit and Twitch Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey Videos Articles WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Shawn Michaels Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy?center_img Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 7/19 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network The Prime Time Players defending the WWE Tag Team Championships against The New Day has been officially added to the card for the Battleground PPV on 7/19.Here is the updated card for the show as of early Monday evening.WWE World Heavyweight Championship MatchSeth Rollins (c) vs. Brock LesnarRoman Reigns vs. Bray WyattWWE Intercontinental Championship – Triple Threat MatchRyback (c) vs. Big Show vs. The MizWWE Tag Team Championships MatchThe Prime Time Players (c’s) vs. The New DayRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Twitter Facebook WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next SPOILER: Former WWE Superstar returns at last night’s Impact TV tapings in Windsor Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Solari plays down exit rumours after recent loss

first_imgReal Madrid coach Santi Solari played down questions about his future, following Sunday evening’s 2-0 La Liga defeat at home to Real Sociedad.A coolly-taken penalty by Real striker Willian Jose and a Ruben Pardo’s close-range header condemned Los Blancos to a defeat in front of their home fans.A tally of 30 points from 18 games remains the club’s worst start since 2005-06 season.Asked directly at the post-game news conference whether he felt he deserved to continue in the position — just over two months after he replaced Julen Lopetegui on the Madrid bench — the former Argentina midfielder replied: “We compete to win the next game.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We compete to win, always compete to win,” the former Madrid player and Castilla youth team coach said via ESPN.“We always fight to win. We never underestimate the competition, never underestimate anybody. The only one who has that luxury is he who has never competed. You can never question our winning character; we showed character today, despite the difficulties. Unforgivable would be to lack that.”“Nothing went right for us today,” he said. “The sensation is that we wanted to make up three points and we didn’t. This is football, we lost concentration at the start of the game which cost us a goal and hurt us.“The same as in Villarreal [2-2 midweek], in professional football you cannot have that. Then we did everything possible to turn the result around, despite the difficulties, possible penalties, or penalties, and the sending off. We made chances but the ball just would not go in.”last_img read more

Police Woman falls asleep at wheel crashes near Amboy

first_imgA Vancouver woman fell asleep at the wheel and took out a power pole on Highway 503 south of Amboy Monday morning, authorities said.Laura Johnson, 44, of Vancouver was driving a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on the highway when she fell asleep and went off the roadway, crashing into a power pole just after 6 a.m., according to Washington State Patrol.Johnson suffered minor injuries and was transported to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, where she was later released. The crash blocked traffic in both directions for two hours before one lane was opened to alternating traffic. Clark Public Utilities crews were dispatched. No Clark County residents experienced power outages, according to the Clark Public Utilities website.Johnson was cited for negligent driving.All lanes of the highway were cleared by 4:13 p.m.last_img read more

New York Times Names Style Magazine Editor

first_imgThe New York Times has appointed longtime Vogue edit staffer Sally Singer editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. At Vogue, Singer managed the magazine’s fashion news and features departments. Prior to joining Vogue in 1999, she served as fashion director at New York Magazine, style director of Elle and the commissioning editor for features at British Vogue.“We were looking for someone with the imagination and taste to envision the next generation of this extraordinary franchise, and the experience to make it happen,” New York Times executive editor Bill Keller says in a statement announcing the hire.At T, Singer replaces Stefano Tonchi, who left the magazine in March to lead Condé Nast’s W.last_img read more

OnePage Wonder Infinite Scroll

first_imgSeward says they weren’t sure if it would work—they were prepared to reevaluate it after six months—but it’s turned out to be the dominant way people use the site.The same has been true for Mashable, which redesigned its site in December to incorporate infinite scroll. Pageviews are up 26 percent since the change, while bounce rates have declined 20 percent across the board.“Bounce rate was one metric we really focused on with this redesign,” says Robyn Peterson, CTO of Mashable. “The way to reduce that is to make sure the user has the right content put in front of them, but also enough opportunities and enough content that they’ll have a selection that makes sense to them.”Quartz and Mashable are using the same tool—infinite scroll—toward a similar end—increasing engagement—but each are using it differently.Every Page Is a HomepageIn line with the rest of its unobtrusive, device-agnostic design, Quartz displays a continuous list of 24 (it just seems infinite) full text stories in its main column. Thumbnail previews are kept in a separate, smaller column, while a more traditional dropdown navigation bar can be accessed on top.The use trends differ on desktop, tablet and mobile platforms, but the approach is always the same: Feed story after story—the bottom of one is the top of the next. Each story is its own homepage; the homepage is just the most recent story.Conversely, Mashable’s new homepage and specific topic landing pages have a distinct separation from content. They’re portals. Borrowing from the brand’s overwhelming social success, they emphasize images in a three-column design.“When we share in a photo-heavy way, we see 8-times as much engagement by our users on social networks,” Peterson says. “When we started experimenting with becoming more photo-heavy across the site, we saw much more engagement.”Like Quartz, however, Mashable has turned each story into its own homepage. Instead of a footer, users are presented with the most relevant topic page.Whatever the theory, infinite scroll is leading to more engagement for each site. Both Seward and Peterson say it’s not a solution in itself though. It has to compliment an overall design philosophy.“We’re trying to get the site out of the user’s way,” Peterson says. “We want to just allow them to browse as deeply as they want, however they want. If it’s by clicking, great; if it’s by scrolling, now that works too.”More on this topic Content Discovery: Quality Vs. Quantity Quartz Creates Mini-Site ‘Obsession’ Spinoff Yahoo! Unveils Homepage Redesign Mashable Goes All-In On Social With Site Redesign UBM Tech Relaunches EE Times With Community, Events Focus Optimizing Tablets for “T-Commerce”Just In BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered by Ending an article is no problem in print: You get to the bottom and the reader knows to turn the page.A reader’s next step is less defined online. They may stick with you, but it’s more likely they’ll leave.Some publishers are using infinite scroll to seamlessly introduce that next story, though—they’re turning the page for you.“News sites in particular have this bottom-of-the-article problem,” says Zach Seward, a senior editor at Quartz.  Seward was one of the creators behind the site’s simplistic design that incorporates infinite scroll. “Some just create a dead-end and there’s nothing to do there; others create a paralysis of choice by providing so many links that you don’t know what to do.”last_img read more

National Geographic Aligns Print Digital Content Teams

first_imgLauded for its digital content recently, National Geographic is taking steps to sync that award-winning multimedia content across all channels. The magazine has named Chris Johns executive vice president and group editorial director, in addition to continuing his role as editor in chief-a position he’s held since 2005. Johns will assume editorial management of Nat Geo print, digital and video content across distribution channels. He’ll continue to report directly to Declan Moore, president of Publishing and Travel for National Geographic. “This is the latest iteration of an integration move we started maybe 6 months ago,” Moore says. “We did have a completely separate digital media group, but as we create digital assets and stories across many platforms, it’s become necessary to put all of it under one leadership.”Moore says the ultimate goal of the change is to increase publication frequency.National Geographic’s integration follows similar unifications elsewhere in the organization. It’s Kids, Travel and News groups have each meshed print, digital and video production recently, while initiatives to align sales and marketing efforts across platforms have been ongoing for several years.The changes stretch back to 2009—when the National Geographic Society restructured it’s sales operations to de-emphasize individual products—and continued through the beginning of this year—when its corporate and consumer marketing divisions were merged—before yesterday’s announcement.”At every turn, we’re looking at how you create stories and how you tell those stories across platforms,” Moore says. “We’re looking at the customer journey in totality, not just in isolation.”National Geographic also added three new staffers—Matt Mansfield, executive editor of digital content; Keith Jenkins, director of photography; Mike Schmidt, multimedia director—and made another internal promotion—Sarah Leen, also named director of photography—as part of the reorganization.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

LETTER FOR THE EDITOR Jomarie OMahony Will Be An Independent Voice Of

first_imgFellow Residents,I am honored to offer this letter of support to my friend Jomarie O’Mahony for Selectman.I met Jomarie and her husband Dave about 10 years ago when they coached one of my boys in youth soccer. At that time my family was going through a very difficult time. Jomarie jumped right into my life to lend a helping hand and she hasn’t stopped since.Jomarie is truly one of the best persons I have ever met. She is devoted to this town and all of its residents. Jomarie is the founder and president of WOW- We’re One Wilmington, she has coached many youth teams, teaches CCD, is on the board of many groups and most of all is a wonderful person who goes above and beyond to help other people. She and Dave have four amazing kids and are involved in all of their activities. The O’Mahonys are a great example of volunteerism & kindness.You can count on Jomarie to be an independent voice of reason for our town. Please join me in voting for one of the “Good Guys” to the office of Selectman.Thank you,Alice LydonLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: State Rep. Dave Robertson Endorses Jomarie O’Mahony For SelectwomanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: O’Mahony Brings People Together, Always Helping Others With A SmileIn “Letter To The Editor”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectwoman Candidate Jomarie O’MahonyIn “Government”last_img read more

A Crash Course in Thanos

first_img It’s no secret at this point that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has something of a villain problem. It may seem to be in the rearview thanks to a 2017 that featured Michael Keaton’s gripping turn as Vulture and 2018 opening with Michael B. Jordan’s already iconic Killmonger. But they’re still the exception to the rule at this point. Save for maybe Loki, the MCU’s villains have been largely forgettable. Did anyone walk out of Guardians of the Galaxy eager to learn more about Ronan the Accuser? How many of you were so taken with Malekith the Accursed in Thor: The Dark World that you wished he came back for Ragnarok? Villains in the MCU are almost always forgettable fodder. As such, the franchise is about to face its greatest challenge yet: Thanos.After several years of buildup, the Mad Titan finally strikes in Avengers: Infinity War. His presence has been looming since the first Avengers post-credit scene. We’ve known he’s coming. We’ve known he wants the Infinity Stones and the matching velour gauntlet. What hasn’t been put into context for us is why. There’s very little we actually know about the MCU’s interpretation of Thanos outside of “is bad” and “not the best dad” with a hefty dash of “wants the world to go boom.” We’re as stoked for Infinity War as anyone, but this is one of our bigger concerns leading into the film. Thanos is one of the great comic book characters of all time specifically due to his complex villainy.The Mad Titan is born of the Eternals, a celestial godlike race residing on one of Saturn’s moons. Thanos is an abomination in the eyes of the humanoid Eternals. He’s what’s called a Deviant, the Eternal equivalent of a mutant. His mother tried to kill him as a child and he returned the favor by successfully killing her years later. His brother Starfox (not the Starfox you’re thinking of) is a pretty-boy who literally has the power to make people attracted to him. And as a whole, his people reject him. There’s only one being in the universe with which Thanos feels a connection, and that’s Death. Capital-D, proper noun Death, personified in the form of a woman in the Marvel universe.Thanos’s relationship with Death is where his real complexity begins. On the surface his goals likely seem no different from that of any mad scientist or crazed weirdo with superpowers: he wants to destroy the world. But Thanos is different in that his motivation isn’t wanton destruction. It’s a personal philosophy deeply rooted in nihilism and a turbulent, unhealthy relationship with Death. It’s ironic that he’s been dubbed the Mad Titan in that respect. His deeds are horrific and his goals abhorrent, but he’s far from insane or unstable. He’s perfectly sane, which makes his quest all the more compelling.via Thanos #14In The Infinity Gauntlet, perhaps the character’s finest hour, Thanos’s first act of destruction with the gauntlet (which grants the user power over reality when assembled) is to eliminate half of all life in the universe. It begs the question: why not all of it? This is where Thanos differs. He can’t destroy all life, no matter how undeserving of existence he finds it all. Without life, Death becomes meaningless. He can’t do that to his only love. He simultaneously believes that life as a whole is a mistake, something that does not deserve the blessing of existence, while also finding that without life, without existence, there is nothing to serve Death. It’s an eternal conundrum, one with which he has struggled over decades.That nihilistic worldview doesn’t exclude him, either. Thanos ultimately doesn’t even find himself worthy of power or his place in the world. As such, he frequently subconsciously creates holes in his schemes that allow the heroes of the Marvel universe a fair shot at defeating him. It’s true that to him nobody deserves absolute power. But neither does he. It’s too great a burden (or honor) for any mortal being.The unfortunate reality is that the MCU is mostly full of villains whose motivations for world destruction are thin at best and nonexistent at times. From the Red Skull to Kaecilius, villains simply aren’t the franchise’s strong suit. It’s created a conundrum in that the build to Infinity War has, from the very start, centered on a villain, perhaps the greatest one the MCU has access to since Doctor Doom and Magneto are (at least at the moment) off the table. The Thanos we’ve seen in post-credit stingers, teasers, and trailers seems to talk a big game, and admittedly there’s a reference to his desire to “balancing the universe,” a very Thanos goal. Still, that’s no real indicator that he’ll be the character he could be.The greatest challenge Avengers: Infinity War faces somehow isn’t balancing 64 characters or delivering on nearly 20 movies’ worth of storylines and character arcs. It’s making sure that the remarkably complex and compelling villain the filmmakers have spent years building up as the greatest threat these characters have ever faced doesn’t end up as forgettable as the rest. Stay on target James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Watch out for these roadworks across the Staffordshire Moorlands this week

first_imgRoadworks in South Cheshire North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Roadworks in Stoke-on-Trent Roadworks on the M6, A500 and A50 Roadworks in the Staffordshire Moorlands Roadworks in Stafford Borough/Uttoxetercenter_img B – H Biddulph: Roadworks and road closure on Troughstones Road from August 13 until October 15 Blackshaw Moor: Two way traffic signals on Buxton Road in Blackshaw Moor from October 4 until October 5 Blythe Bridge: Give and take traffic control outside numbers 443/445 Uttoxeter Road from September 28 until October 2 Brown Edge/Stockton Brook: Roadworks and road closures on Willfield Lane, Edgefields Lane and Moss Hill on October 3 Cheadle: Roadworks and road closure on Ashbourne Road near Lightwood Farm from October 4 until October 8 Fole: Multi-way traffic lights on Uttoxeter Road and Fole Lane on October 1 Forsbrook: Two way traffic signals on Draycott Old Road from September 26 until October 12 Hollington: Two way traffic lights on Main Road in Hollington from March 14 until December 4 L – W Leek: Multi-way traffic signals on Abbotts Road from September 10 until October 26 Leek: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Ball Haye Green, Haregate Road and Novi Lane from September 10 until October 26 Leek: Carriageway incursion on Broad Street at junction with King Street on October 3 Leek: Temporary traffic lights on Southbank Street near junctions with London Street, Shoobridge Street, Leonard Street and Westfields from September 10 until October 18. Leek: Two way traffic signals on West Street from October 1 until October 4 Waterhouses: Two way traffic controls on Ashbourne Road near WC Tanker Services from September 28 until October 2 Wetley Rocks: Multi-way traffic lights on Randles Lane on October 1 Whiston: Black Lane closed for work to be carried out on disused railway bridge from September 17 until October 26 Roadworks in Newcastle Borough Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Drivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across the Staffordshire Moorlands this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of the district on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. The following roadworks are taking place in the Staffordshire Moorlands from Monday October 1 until Sunday October 7. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. If you only want information about roadworks in a different area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit the links below, otherwise scroll down for the roadworks most likely to disrupt your journey in the Moorlands in the coming week All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from October 1 until October 4 A50 closed all weekendlast_img read more