CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Giants manager Bruce Bochy gave a full house at Scottsdale Stadium a trip down memory lane Sunday afternoon.For three innings.Bochy fielded the same starting infield he did in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals, which also happened to be Sunday’s spring training opponent. Brandon Belt was at first base, Joe Panik at second, Brandon Crawford at shortstop and Pablo …
Man Utd loanee Mitchell: Boys tell me they’re loving Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United loanee Demetri Mitchell has spoken about the recent managerial change at Old Trafford.The youngster, who was given his debut by Jose Mourinho, has has mentioned how happy the players seem under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.United have won all six games since Solskjaer took over the job.Mitchell, who is on loan at Hearts, said to the Daily Record: “It’s all change at Old Trafford now and the boys are telling me they are enjoying it. Everyone has smiles on their faces and you can see that with the way they’re playing.”You can see Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford playing fluidly and smiling. It’s all good when you are playing football with a smile on your face. Ole is doing a good job.”I’m at Hearts and I’m trying to make an impact and show what I can do here as much as possible.”There are people at United who look after the players who are out on loan. They give you constructive criticism on all games. They use Wyscout and I’m sure Hearts also send them the footage as well.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
The multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning band Train took center stage Wednesday evening in Oyster Bay, NY for a private benefit concert supporting The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, Laura Benanti, Mr. & Mrs. Feinstein, Padma Lakshmi, Dr. Tamer Seckin, Mrs. and Mr. Zucker.The event also featured Endometriosis Foundation of America’s (EFA) co-founders Tamer Seckin, MD, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.The $1.5 million raised at the event will be used by the Feinstein Institute to fund research in such therapeutic areas as cancer, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. The Feinstein Institute is the research enterprise of the North Shore-LIJ Health System.Speaking on behalf of the band Train, lead singer Patrick Monahan shared the band members’ feelings about performing at the Feinstein Institute summer concert. “We recognize how profoundly lucky we are to have our health and the health of our families. When we were asked to play, we immediately said ‘yes’ because we understand the importance of the Feinstein Institute research as it relates to curing diseases. We are incredibly proud to have been a part of this wonderful event and inspired by the work being done.”Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of the Feinstein Institute, said during the concert program, thanking the attendees and supporters, that “the history of science, like all history is a series of stories, and the connection of those stories lead to the present and point to the future…Today, we are now positioned uniquely to intersect with the advances in technology and computing that open the door to bioelectronic medicine. This is an exciting story. The idea of placing computer chips on nerves in people to use the patient’s own nervous system to cure the disease. This is not 20 years away – this is already happening…It is as if the spirit of history has moved through and put us all in this position at this time to accomplish what we can, and you are a part of it. You are here supporting our work and without you, we can’t get there.”Dr. Tracey’s research was recently featured in the cover story of The New York Times Magazine. To learn more, click here.The evening also included the presentation of the 2014 Fellowship Award named in honor of The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) to Feinstein Institute investigator, Maya Tevlin, Ph.D. Dr. Tevlin is an investigator for an endometriosis study that is being supported by the EFA, called Research OutSmarts Endometriosis (ROSE). The award was presented by EFA co-founders Tamer Seckin, MD, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.“The Endometriosis Foundation of America is pleased to present Dr. Maya Tevlin with the 2014 Fellowship Award for her dedication to the cause of endometriosis, which affects 176 million women and girls worldwide,” said Dr. Seckin. “The EFA is committed to supporting research that will help unravel the mysteries behind this most devious and debilitating disease and, ultimately, enable us to find a cure. The EFA’s sponsorship of ROSE at the Feinstein Institute is one of our crowning achievements, and just the beginning of a long-term partnership in endometriosis research.”“We are honored to acknowledge Dr. Tevlin as the first EFA Fellow and salute the Feinstein Institute for its commitment to this serious health issue and the ROSE Project,” said Padma Lakshmi, EFA Co-Founder.”Emceeing the evening was Laura Benanti, who earned Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy. She was also nominated for her performance of Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and in Swing! Ms. Benanti has also been cast in several television shows including The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie and Law and Order SVU, among others.Source:PR Newswire
Freshii Inc.’s founder defended the eatery’s decision to withdraw its outlook through its 2019 financial year after falling short on several measures in its most recent quarter, while the company’s stock plummeted nearly 30 per cent.“We didn’t have enough confidence to revise the numbers again with conviction,” said Matthew Corrin, the company’s CEO, during a conference call with analysts Thursday morning — a day after the company released its third-quarter results.The decision was mainly due to the fact that the company missed its projected net new store openings, he said, due to a number of things outside management’s control.The Toronto-based eatery opened 10 net new stores in its third quarter, ending Sept. 30, as it opened 18 locations and closed eight.The company had expected to have 730 to 760 stores by the end of its 2019 financial year. It had previously anticipated having at least 810 stores by that time, but lowered its expectations in September 2017.It is now scrapping the revised figures.Predicting the timeline from signing a franchisee partner to when the store will open is difficult, Corrin said, due to the increasing number of markets in which Freshii operates. The eatery can be found in more than 35 states and provinces, he said, and 17 countries.Nuances between each location create unpredictability, he said.The company has also formalized a process to either change franchisee ownership or close locations that fall in the bottom 10 per cent based on an internal algorithm, he said, which accounts for the higher number of store closures this quarter.Still, Corrin assured analysts that the development pipeline remains healthy as Freshii has 175 stores in what it calls the active opening process.The company also experienced challenges in achieving its forecasted sales, expenses and earnings.Sales for restaurants open at least a year, a key retail metric, decreased 0.8 per cent compared with a same-store sales growth of 5.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2017.That marks the company’s first negative result for that metric in 22 quarters, Corrin said, adding the more years a company produces positive same-store sales, the more challenging it becomes to beat those results.The decision to scrap its outlook through the 2019 financial year will allow Freshii’s franchise partners and team at headquarters to focus on making decisions that are in the long-term interest of the company and its shareholders, he said.“We further believe that this increasingly long-term focus on the health of our network will allow us to better maximize shareholder value.”The company’s shares fell $1.08 or 27.14 per cent to $2.90 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.One day earlier, the company announced plans to buy back up to 10 per cent of its 25.6 million shares over the next year, believing that its share price doesn’t fully reflect its value.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:FRII)
On the morning of March 10, 2019, Genius Kids, integrated daycare and pre-school celebrated their 11th annual concert. To celebrate and cherish the significant essence of many moods and emotions in an individual’s life, and how they contribute in making the lives of an individual more meaningful, 400 kids aged between 2 – 10 years performed on the theme ‘Emotions of Life’ at the event. Kids with colourful attires and pretty smiles offered magical performances on songs like ‘Halud Gandar Phool’, ‘Chil Chil Chillake’, ‘Bum Bum Bole’, ‘Amra Natun Jouboner Dut’, ‘Mohe Rang Do Laa’, to name a few.Chandrima Bhattacharyya, Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal along with Riddhi Bandyopadhyay, noted singer, and Avirup Sengupta, ace choreographer graced the occasion. Speaking at the occasion, Bhattacharyya said, “It’s our duty to come together to shape a better world. And as children are our future, we must take proper care of their mental health too. Therefore, I believe extra curriculum activities are equally important in order to nourish their proper mental and physical growth.” Apart from the performances, the school also hosted a unique ‘Passing out Convocation’ for the little kids, in which tiny tots received their first ever certificates and gold medals. Around 78 Kids, who have successfully made their entry into reputed high schools across Kolkata were awarded at the event. Putting his views forward, Vikash Kumar Singh, Founder Director, Genius Kids said, “I am honoured to be a part of the Genius Kids family, and it has been my privilege to work towards nurturing talents among the tiny tots for last 11 years, and I wish all of them a great future and success in life.” Like every year, even this time the attempt was to join hands with the like-minded people and different organisations, to promote various facets in developing human values and ethics towards social commitment; besides changing the world for the less fortunate. At the event, the fund was handed over to few charitable organisations for various activities in women and child development.
Haldia (WB): TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu has termed Rahul Gandhi a “good leader who has concerns for the nation” and asserted that unlike 1996, non-BJP parties won’t commit the mistake of keeping the Congress out if such an alliance forms a government at the Centre.In an interview to PTI on the sidelines of a poll meeting in East Midnapore district’s Haldia in support of TMC candidates, he claimed the BJP is on its way out, and batted for a coalition government saying, “It’s better to have checks and balances.” On the contentious issue of prime ministerial candidate of a non-BJP front, Naidu, who has been rallying regional parties to form such a coalition, said the constituents “will reach a consensus after tallying the number of seats each party gets”. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become desperate on realising that he is losing the Lok Sabha elections. “There is anti-incumbency. PM Modi tried his best, but he has no achievement. Because of that, he started talking about Pulwama (terror attack) and (Balakot) air strikes. In every meeting he is accusing and abusing opposition leaders,” the incumbent chief minister of Andhra Pradesh alleged. “If you go through Modi’s campaign you will see he is getting weaker and more desperate. Earlier also he was weak but he managed the media. He threatened all politicians so that no one raises their voice,” Naidu claimed. On whether a coalition of regional parties will include the Congress in government formation or keep it out if such an opportunity arises, he said, “You cannot have such restrictions. You need the magic figure (272 seats) to form the government. Restrictions will ultimately break the unity.” Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”All of us will sit together and reach a consensus to build the future of this country,” Naidu said. He lauded the Congress president by terming him a good leader, but evaded a direct reply to the question whether Rahul Gandhi’s name could be proposed as prime ministerial candidate, saying if he names someone others might get hurt which will break the opposition unity. “He (Rahul Gandhi) is a good leader. He has concerns for the nation, unlike Narendra Modi, who is hollow and never listens to anybody. Modi tries to rule by threatening others,” the TDP supremo said. Naidu’s comments comes just days after his meeting with Gandhi to discuss the post-poll scenario. The Telugu Desam Party president, who was the convener of the United Front government from 1996-1998, said time the experiment failed because the Congress was kept out of the government.
NEW DELHI: The Central Pollution Control Board has asked the Delhi Jal Board to penalise defaulters indulging in illegal activities leading to release of waste water into the Yamuna and set up a vigilance system to stop such discharge into the river. The CPCB has also sought an action plan and a compliance report from the Delhi Jal Board in the matter by May 20.The CPCB, in its notice to the CEO of the DJB earlier this month, said an inspection by a CPCB team found scattered habitations between Palla to Wazirabad on the flood plain of Yamuna. The team also found the possibility of discharge of waste water of said habitations to the river through temporary arrangements (tankers), it said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”Discharge of untreated waste water of these scattered colonies into river Yamuna makes water unfit to meet the primary water quality criteria – bathing quality,” the notice added. During an inspection, the team has identified a drain discharging waste water from scattered habitations into river Yamuna. The team also spotted tankers disposing waste water from the septic tank directly to flood bank of Yamuna river, it said. Following the observations, the CPCB has directed the DJB to plan sewerage management of scattered colonies between Palla to Wazirabad, set up vigilance system to stop such discharges through tankers immediately and penalising defaulters indulging in illegal activities leading to release of waste water into the Yamuna.
The Sacramento Kings fired their head coach, Mike Malone, on Sunday after the team got off to a sub-.500 start this season. If that doesn’t sound earth-shattering, it’s because the Kings have been lousy for a while. They haven’t finished a season above .500 since 2006 and have had seven head coaches (including Malone and his interim replacement, Tyrone Corbin) over that span. Yes, the Kings fired another coach. So what?The Kings’ abrupt decision to fire Malone is a big deal because it flies in the face of what tends to keep coaches employed. In April, FiveThirtyEight’s editor in chief, Nate Silver, looked at NBA coaching dismissals and found a strong relationship between firings and whether the team underperformed the preseason Las Vegas over/under win totals. Win just 41 games with a team expected by Vegas to win 50? There’s a roughly 50 percent chance you’ll get fired after the season. (Sorry!) But win 41 games with a team Vegas expects to win 30? Nate’s model says there’s just an 8.2 percent probability of being canned for that performance.The latter is what Malone was on pace to do. In October, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino listed the Kings’ over/under as 30.5 wins, while the offshore sportsbook Bovada set that number at 29.5 wins. (Our projections also called for 29 wins.) In other words, the Kings were essentially expected to be a 30-win team. And yet Basketball-Reference.com’s playoff forecast projects them to win 41.2 games by the end of the season, based on a combination of their point differential, schedule strength and remaining opponents.(It’s also worth noting that the past nine games of Malone’s Kings tenure were spent without his best player, DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins was having a lights-out season before coming down with viral meningitis in late November. It’s likely the Kings’ win projection would be even stronger had Cousins been active in the team’s most recent games.)Piloting a team with 30-win talent to 41 wins typically earns a head coach job security 92 percent of the time, but that wasn’t enough for Malone. Of course, this eventuality is built into the model, which would be wrong if 8 percent of coaches who exceeded expectations, like Malone, didn’t get the ax. That 8 percent can, in part, be explained by other aspects of a coach’s performance that don’t involve simply winning more than was expected.For instance, the Kings’ brain trust (owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Pete D’Alessandro) reportedly took issue with some of Malone’s stylistic decisions, such as the pace at which the team played and the emphasis on defense over offense. Some have even suggested that Malone’s not having been hand-picked by D’Alessandro hurt his cause substantially.For what it’s worth, I couldn’t find a statistically significant effect for how being hired by a different GM affects coaching dismissal rates. Using Basketball-Reference’s database of NBA executives, I looked at everyone who was an NBA coach (but not in a dual role as GM and coach) to begin a season since 1985-86, setting up a regression to predict whether someone would be fired before the following season began. As Nate found in his research, wins against expectation (in this case, set using a regressed-to-the-mean version of the team’s Pythagorean record from the previous season) was a highly significant predictor of employment. But a dummy variable for whether the team’s current GM was the same GM who originally hired the coach was nowhere near significant.In any event, Malone’s firing was nothing if not an outlier, according to the metrics that tend to predict whether a coach will hold onto his job. It goes to prove that, in the NBA, no job is truly safe.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl believes he’s already proven he can go head-to-head with the Premier League’s big guns.Since replacing the fired Mark Hughes in December, Hasenhuttl has won four of his 13 games in charge at Southampton and will be chasing number five at Arsenal on Sunday.The former RB Leipzig coach famously grabbed his first victory for Southampton against Arsenal at St Mary’s and, in the process, ended the Gunners’ 22-match unbeaten run.The Saints also held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge last month and, therefore, Hasenhuttl sees no reason why he should fear Arsenal or any other top team in the Premier League.“We are focusing on the game against a difficult opponent, a very good opponent that we beat once already this year in a big game with a fantastic performance,” said Hasenhuttl, according to Sky Sports.“I’m not afraid about all the big teams because we showed against Chelsea and Arsenal that we can also play against these teams in good matches and we will need to, that’s for sure.“Every game is difficult but I think in the first game we showed that we can bring this surprising result.”Despite the strong results against the big teams, however, Southampton have fallen back into the relegation zone upon failing to win their last three games.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“To take something in the Emirates Stadium is far away from being easy but we don’t think about that,” said Hassenhuttl.“We know that we can be an opponent in an away game that’s not easy to beat, and that’s the only thing that interests us.“That we can be a strong opponent, that we can take another clean sheet in London, like we did against Chelsea.”The Southampton and Arsenal game will take place at the Emirates Stadium with kick-off set for 3:05 PM (CET).Ready for a big week ahead! 👊 #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/zQ2eALTtlB— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 23, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – A fatal accident along New Providence Highway yesterday afternoon has left one man dead. According to police reports, shortly after noon a white Kia vehicle driven by a male driver with another male in the passenger seat collided with a 2001 freightliner flatbed truck with a male driver along New Providence Highway, south of Saunders Beach. During the collision, the male passenger in the Kia vehicle was thrown through the windshield onto the street. He died while being treated a t hospital.Assistant Superintendent Craig Stubb, in charge of the Traffic Division confirmed that the passenger was not wearing a seatblet. The driver remains in a stable condition at hospital. The driver of the truck was not injured in the accident. Investigations are ongoing.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#CarAccident, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp