Valverde wants to win for Iniesta

first_imgBarcelona are about to play their last match of the season at home against Real Sociedad and it will be the last game for Andres Iniesta who decided to leave the club after the season.Coach Ernesto Valverde wants to win the last game of the season to prepare a proper farewell for the Spanish midfielder and end the season on the winning despite his team have already secured the title.The former Bilbao manager spoke about this last game as he said, according to Daily Mail:“We want to finish the year well against a good team.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It is an important game for all Blaugranas because of what Andres Iniesta means and we want to end with a victory.”“We won’t get a replica of Andres Iniesta.”“We have players like Denis Suarez, (Carles) Alena or (Philippe) Coutinho, who are similar but a little more attack-minded. All of us will have to make up for his absence together.”last_img read more

Javi Martinez Great things will happen at Bayern Munich with Niko

first_imgBayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez feels that new coach Niko Kovac has made a good start to life at the club and he is convinced that they going to achieve “good things” under him this seasonThe Bavarians enter the new season looking to continue with their dominance of German football by winning the Bundesliga title for a seventh successive campaign.But they will have to do so with their manager Jupp Heynckes, who has retired for the second time, and has been replaced by Kovac, who led Eintracht Frankfurt to the DFB cup last season and in the process thrashed Bayern 4-1 in the final.It will be the first time the 46-year-old has managed a major European club in his coaching career, but Martinez is already seeing similarities between Kovac and his predecessors Heynckes and Carlo Ancelotti.“All the trainers have their own look on different tactics, different concepts. So, yeah, with Niko I think we are going to continue on the same line with Jupp or with Carlo [Ancelotti],” the Spaniard told ESPN.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We’re going to try to keep the ball, to not concede opportunities to the opposing team. Yeah, I think we are going to play very well with this coach because we are training very well, we are good things. I can’t wait to start the competition.”Martinez is hoping to recover from his injury in time to face his former Bayern boss Pep Guardiola on Saturday with the Bundesliga giants set to take on Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.“I got hit in the back. It hurts a little bit, but I think the progress is going good,” he said.“I hope on Saturday I can play — these kinds of games are perfect for us. All the best teams in Europe, their prestige, to play against them is good. We feel at home here.”last_img read more

Dry Weather Continues To Challenge Firefighters As New Management Team Takes Over

first_imgHomer Electric Association joined firefighters Monday to inspect the transmission line corridor north of the highway, planning further fire risk mitigation this week before the line is turned back on. Crews have remained busy with mop-up and suppression repair along 18 miles of firebreak north of the Sterling Highway and along the East Fork Moose River, where they kept mopping-up hot spots and burning out green pockets of black spruce. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on July 5th, 2019 at 06:33 amThe Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 77,732 acres with roughly 454 crew members and is currently at 14% containment, according to Jonathan Ashford, a spokesman for the Alaska Incident Management Team there was no fly over measurement taken on Tuesday. Firelines east of the Sterling community have remained strong as hot, dry weather tested firefighters’ work. Hot, dry weather combined with dry black spruce stands will challenge firefighters all week. The Alaska Black Team is approaching the end of their assignment.  Type 2 Incident Management Team Northwest 13 shadowed the Alaska Team on Tuesday in preparation of assuming command of the fire Wednesday morning. Ashford: “There’s a lot that goes into that, but one that will remain in place is there has been a lot of communication over the last couple days. We have been discussing what has been happening, and what the goals are. The Refuge and other agencies involved have been a part of those discussions.”  Ashford: “You won’t see as much work along the highway while crews continue to work on that southwest corner as we try to complete containment line that heads up towards the East Fork Moose River.” Smoke and haze conditions on the Kenai Peninsula were moderate Monday.  Smoke remains a concern.  For smoke forecasts from Alaska wildfires, visit UAFSMOKE at http://smoke.alaska.edu. The Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area partially re-opened Monday to public use at Lower and Upper Ohmer Lakes, Lower Ohmer Campground, Upper and Lower Skilak Lake Campgrounds, and Upper Ohmer Lake Cabin. Skilak Lake Road, along with Jim’s, Upper and Lower Skilak landings remain open.  Contact the Refuge Visitor Center at 907-260-2820last_img read more

Firefighters Respond To Major Push In Swan Lake Fire As Heavy Winds

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享These dry, windy conditions further dried out fuels yesterday and there was a marked increase in fire activity in several areas of the Swan Lake Fire. There was substantial growth in the Thurman Creek drainage, and in the Mystery Creek and Dike Creek drainages, according to the Division of Forestry. Large columns of smoke from these drainages were visible from Cooper Landing yesterday and are expected tobe visible today. After the cold front passes temperatures will drop but conditions will still be very dry. Smokeyconditions are expected to continue in Cooper Landing over the the weekend. This closure includes closures for the public use cabins at East and West Swan Lake, Trout, Romig and Juneau cabins. Aircraft will continue to drop water on an area of heat north of Upper Jean Lake and in an area northwest of Fuller Lakes. Aircraft working in these areas will be visible from the road and motorists are asked to be alert for vehicles stopped along the highway and be aware that dangerous conditions can exist when traffic flow is disrupted by vehicle stopping to view suppression operations.center_img These conditions are forecast to last throughout the weekend, prompting Refuge Managers to close the Fuller Lakes and Skyline Trails. The Chugach National Forest has implemented a closure on Resurrection Pass trail from the junction of Devil’s Pass south to the Sterling Highway. Updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

Traffic Boosting Options

first_imgUsing Optify, Lifescript has created custom keyword lists. “This helped us identify keywords we should be using, keywords that will yield lots of traffic and keywords that were attainable—not every one is feasible at this point because there’s so much competition,” says Schulenberg. “This helps you find that happy medium between what’s profitable and what’s possible.” Lifescript is able to keep track of rankings as well as history of its keywords over time on several different search engines. Schulenburg says Optify is working on expanding its stable of search competition tools that analyze competitive SEO efforts. Since it began using Optify, Lifescript has identified 15 keywords and keyword phrases that it didn’t register for within the top 100 search results. Today, Lifescript is in the top 50 search results for 12 of those 15 keywords. “There is a lot of work involved, especially when there are so many keywords to go after,” says Schulenberg.Bolstering Content as Traffic Driver Meanwhile, a service called Outbrain offers publishers and bloggers a 50,000-member network of content sites that provide recommended links to readers across the network. The network ranges from individual blogs up to mass market publishers such as Time, Hearst, Conde Nast and USA Today. Free and paid versions of the service are available using the Outbrain Widget. Publishers typically offer Outbrain access to their RSS feed and Outbrain will make recommendations to the reader on similar stories within that publisher’s site as well as other sites within the network. Publishers using the widget typically see a 5 to 10 percent increase in page views, according to co-founder Yaron Galai. With paid links, publishers only pay for those readers that click on their links, Galai adds. Pricing can range from $0.06 per click to $0.60 per click, with most publishers seeing 3 to 3.5 page views per click, according to Galai. “With search, it not really a reader you’re getting,” he adds. “With us, it is. Someone who is reading, say, National Geographic, may see an interesting link and clicks over to you while they’re in a reading frame of mind.” Most publishers are leveraging free tools and in-house savvy to boost traffic and clickthroughs. However, doing it on your own always includes a bit of guesswork and voodoo, and some new enterprise services are emerging to help formalize the process.Optify is “hosted real time marketing software” designed to bolster uncertain SEO and social media efforts and ultimately drive more leads. The service offers a series of online dashboards that enable publishers to track progress of certain functions, from SEO to social media to lead scoring and reporting and analytics. Multiple sites within a publisher’s portfolio can be managed from one account. Lifescript is a site dedicated to women’s health with about 4.5 million uniques and 40 million page views per month that started using Optify in February. “We were using lots of free tools for organic search but felt that we needed to make some sort of centralized focus for our SEO campaigns,” says Lifescript SEO and social media director John Schulenburg. last_img read more

NAS Whidbey Island Named Top Navy Installation

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in northwest Washington state last week was recognized as the Navy’s top base in its annual Installation Excellence awards.Naval Air Station Lemoore in Central California was awarded second place, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., came in third in the large base category. NAS Whiting Field, Fla., took first place in the small base category, followed by Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., and Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, Pa.The competition looks at a variety of factors, including unit morale, quality of life, property management, health, safety and environmental conservation. Commander, Navy Installation Command, which runs the awards competition, includes 70 installations worldwide.“The award recognizes the importance the Navy and Team Whidbey place in striving for excellence in supporting our active duty forces and their families,” said Capt. Michael Nortier, commanding officer of NAS Whidbey Island. The award also reflects the base’s goal to be good stewards of the environment and its commitment to establish strong relationships with the community, Nortier said, reported the Whidbey News-Times.“NAS Lemoore is truly a gem that sailors across the fleet should jump at the opportunity to experience. It is an extremely exciting time for this installation and its tenant commands,” said Capt. Monty Ashliman, commander of NAS Lemoore, reported the Hanford Sentinel. “It will only get better.”last_img read more

Stranger Things 4 Everything we know about the next season

first_img Tags 4 Stranger Things season 4 might start filming in October Watch the Stranger Things cast play their own video game Stranger Things season 3: Rad ’80s details you might have missed Fans can’t wait for Stranger Things to return. Netflix Warning: Spoilers for previous seasons of Stranger Things ahead.We’re ready when you are, Netflix. Stranger Things has to come back for a fourth season, right? Just because the streaming network hasn’t yet officially announced season four, we believe it’s coming. After all, the creators, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, have said they wanted four (or even five) seasons of the 1980s-set horror-sci-fi series.Netflix didn’t respond to a request for comment, but we fans have reason to hope. According to CNET sister site ComicBook.com, a listing from film trade publication Production Weekly indicates the sci-fi/horror series is going to begin shooting a fourth season in the fall of 2019. The basicsStranger Things took the streaming world by storm when it debuted in the summer of 2016. Set in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s, the show begins with the disappearance of young Will Byers. It turns out that researchers at Hawkins National Laboratory have opened a gate to the creepy alternate dimension known as the Upside Down. And they’re apparently also experimenting on a group of special children, one of whom, known as Eleven, escapes and befriends Will’s group. See all the Stranger Things season 3 photos 59 Photos Commentscenter_img Since then, viewers have been introduced to hideous and deadly demogorgons and demodogs, met various other children with psychokinetic powers, and lost a variety of beloved and not-so-beloved characters. Part of the show’s charm is its varied young cast, who feel like real friends, and its nostalgic setting. (The third season took viewers back in time to Starcourt Mall circa 1985, from Orange Julius sipping to Glamour Shots-style photo snapping.)Season three earned stellar ratings from critics and fans alike. CNET’s own Jennifer Bisset offered high praise for season 3, dubbing it “a tighter, faster-paced… run of eight episodes that manages to tap every emotional vein of childhood (even for those who didn’t grow up in the ’80s).”How to watchGet yourself a Netflix subscription. Stranger Things is a jewel in the service’s crown of original series’, and it’s the best way to ensure you get all the new episodes plus access to the first three seasons.Not sure Netflix is worth it to you? The service offers a free one-month trial, so if you sign up close to the new season’s premiere, whenever that is, you can soak it up with previous years’ seasons and then cancel your membership without cost. But if you do this for season four and a fifth season is later added, you might have to sign up again later on and pay up (or find a Netflix-subscribing friend who’ll invite you over).Release date, production infoThis is the $64,000 question. That notice in Production Weekly that we mention above says filming could begin in October 2019, meaning the new series might be available in 2020. But that sounds a little optimistic. There were 15 months between seasons one and two, and about 20 months between seasons two and three. Season three came out on July 4, 2019, so unless the Duffers speed up their process, it might be late 2020, or even sometime in 2021, before we see a fourth season. The first season had eight episodes, the second nine, and the third eight again, so we assume a fourth season would have around eight episodes. They’ll presumably all be uploaded to Netflix at once, the better to suit your binge-watching needs.Filming for past seasons has taken place in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area. It would seem likely that will continue, but in May 2019, Netflix’s chief content officer gave a statement that threw that into question. Due to a new Georgia law that would prohibit abortions from being performed in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected, the streaming service might reconsider working in the state. Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill into law in May 2019, but it faces legal challenges before it would go into effect in 2020.Cast: Who’s who?Obviously, we don’t know who’s returning and who’s not, but this show is such a wonderful ensemble piece that we assume most of the cast of the first three seasons will be back. The one big casting question: Is Police Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) still alive, possibly in a Russian prison? Better list him as a “maybe.”Likely to returnMillie Bobby Brown as ElevenFinn Wolfhard as Mike WheelerNoah Schnapp as Will ByersCaleb McLaughlin as Lucas SinclairGaten Matarazzo as Dustin HendersonWinona Ryder as Joyce ByersNatalia Dyer as Nancy WheelerCharlie Heaton as Jonathan ByersMaya Hawke as RobinJoe Keery as Steve HarringtonSadie Sink as Max MayfieldPriah Ferguson as Erica SinclairCara Buono as Karen WheelerMight return? Might not?David Harbour as Jim HopperPlot news, rumors and theoriesEleven as the Big BadNow here’s a juicy rumor. Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, has been one of the show’s main heroic characters since the beginning, escaping from the lab where she was experimented on to help the kids of Hawkins fight the evil around them. She’s even made bullies pee themselves. Such a heroine could never turn bad, right? A theory discussed on Reddit claims that El could have been infected by the Mind Flayer and could be used in the same way the creature manipulated creepy Billy in season three. Far-fetched? Maybe, but it would sure shake things up.Where’s Hop?Beloved characters have died before in Stranger Things. (Barb! Bob!) But there’s been no death — or, assumed death — as big as the possible loss of Police Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour). He seems to die a martyr in the final episode of season three. But in a perplexing and much-discussed scene, viewers discover that there’s an American being held in a Russian prison where other, unluckier inmates are fed to a demogorgon. Seems apparent we’re meant to wonder if that’s Hopper, still alive, and if he’ll somehow make his way back to Joyce, Eleven and crew in a fourth season.The directors speakMatt and Ross Duffer spoke to Entertainment Weekly and dropped some very vague hints about a fourth season’s plot. Ross Duffer addressed the importance of the American in the Russian prison cell, saying that plotline is “obviously going to play a huge role in a potential season four.” (WELL, DUH!) His brother Matt hints at a more national or even global aspect to a fourth season. There may be other towns like Hawkins with creepy labs and access to alternate dimensions. “I think the biggest thing that’s going to happen is it’s going to open up a little bit,” he said. “Not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plotlines into areas outside of Hawkins.” And speaking of moving outside of Hawkins…Movin’ on upIn that final season-three episode, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), her sons and Eleven, who seems to have been taken in by Joyce after Hopper’s possible demise, are moving. She looks through her old battered house one last time and then the family drives away. Where are they off to? Admittedly, we wouldn’t want to stay in a cursed place like Hawkins either, but for the plot’s sake, it would seem she can’t go too far. Joyce, Will, Jonathan and Eleven all need to stay close to the other kids, and it would be so sad if the friend group was split between two different school systems.Eighties eventsThe first season took place in 1983, the second in 1984, and the third in the summer of 1985. So we’d seem to be on track for a 1986 season next, although admittedly, the kids are growing up faster than time is moving onscreen, so things could jump even two years ahead. 1986 has some big pop culture and news events that could play well into a show like this, including the Chernobyl disaster. Considering the Russians were heavily involved in season three, could Chernobyl itself be worked into the show’s mythology? In lighter news, maybe El and Mike could go see Pretty in Pink or Top Gun, and Dustin could teach the kids how to Walk Like An Egyptian.This article was first published on Aug. 12, 2019, and will be updated as news is revealed. TV and Movies TV and Movies More on Stranger Things Share your voice Netflixlast_img read more

SSC equivalent exams to be deferred for DNCC bypolls

first_img.Authorities may defer secondary school certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations for the mayoral by-elections to the Dhaka North City Corporation expected to be held in late February 2018.The election commission’s acting secretary, Helal Uddin Ahmed, held a meeting with the representatives of the Dhaka Education Board and of Madrasa and Technical education boards at the commission secretariat on Tuesday to the end.Talking to newsmen after the meeting, the representatives of the education boards said they have given their consent for deferment of the two papers of the SSC and equivalent exams scheduled to be held on 24 and 25 February to facilitate holding of the by-polls.SSC and its equivalent examinations of 2018 were scheduled to begin on 2 February and continue until 26 February.The officials said the authorities will defer the exams once the commission announces the schedule for the civic polls.The EC’s acting secretary said the commission is mulling announcing the election schedule in the second week of January and holding the by-polls in the third week of February.The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant with the death of its mayor Annisul Huq on 30 November.Apart from holding by-polls to the mayoral post, the commission has also decided that elections will be held to the councillor posts and six special councillor posts reserved for woman for the 18 new DNCC wards and to the same number of councillor and special councillor posts for the 18 new Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) wards the same day.last_img read more

Worst Season for Ozone in Houston Maybe Right Now

first_img Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:03center_img When air pollution from cars and industrial plants gets cooked by the sun it forms ozone. Breathing it can cause muscles in your airways to constrict.Loren Raun knows exactly what that will do some people in Houston.“We looked at ambulance data, “ says Raun, an environmental scientist at both the City of Houston and Rice University.    A few years ago, Raun and and a team of researchers used 911 data and found that even just moderately high ozone for a few days increased the risk of asthma attacks by up to 45 percent. Heart attacks went up four percent even with just a few hours of elevated levels.“It affects, both, all ages, children pediatrics with asthma and affects the older population with cardiac arrest,” Raun tells News 88.7.Raun said while many of us might think smog is worse in the summer, she says their research found that people got sick from it more when the seasons change.“If you were to look at the statistics at the ambulance treated asthma attacks for example you will see spikes that occur in the fall and in the spring,” says Raun.And so far this month, each day has shown elevated ozone in many parts of the Houston region with the highest spikes that exceed new, federal standards occurring on Houston’s west side and into Fort Bend County. Dave FehlingHouston does not meet US EPA limits for ozone pollution. Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday August 5

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.M.A review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, the Mod Squad, Stephen Janis and Taya Graham of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics, including the latest on the tragic death of Corryn Gaines at the hands of Baltimore County police.
These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes .last_img read more