Liverpool had a tricky-looking match on paper at Stamford Bridge but emerged unscathed, winning 2-1 to maintain their five-point gap at the top.But defeats for United and Tottenham, and a tough battle for Arsenal, who recovered to beat newly-promoted Aston Villa 3-2, showed the “Big Six” are not going to have things all their own way this season.Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Premier League this weekend:Imperious City show hungerWere Manchester City losing their hunger after consecutive Premier League title triumphs?Bernardo Silva (left) scored a hat-trick as Manchester City beat Watford 8-0 © AFP / Oli SCARFFPep Guardiola did not appear especially worried after his side’s 3-2 defeat against Norwich last weekend, saying he still loved his team.They responded to his affection in emphatic fashion, pummelling Watford just four months after smashing them 6-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley.Bernardo Silva, who scored a hat-trick against Watford, said City had wanted to put on a show for their fans.“After the defeat at Norwich obviously we wanted to get the three points and give our fans a good performance,” Silva told Sky Sports.“We were unbelievable in the first 30 minutes, scored lots of goals and had control.”European champions Liverpool are setting a frightening standard as they go in search of their first top-flight English title since 1990 but City are not going to go away.New faces in top sixLeicester and West Ham proved their credentials in their bid to break the iron grip of the Premier League’s top six with victories over Tottenham and Manchester United.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United lost 2-0 to West Ham © AFP / Ian KINGTONBrendan Rodgers’s Leicester have now faced Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs in their opening six games and have more than held their own.Also, the stuttering form of the established powers behind Liverpool and Manchester City means there is little to fear for sides unused to the rarefied atmosphere at the top of the Premier League.United have now won just one of their past five league games, Tottenham have not won away in the Premier League since January and Chelsea are yet to taste victory at home under Frank Lampard.Leicester and West Ham hold a three-point lead over all three and are level with Arsenal, who battled to their first win in four league games at home to Aston Villa.Liverpool back up Alexander-Arnold’s trophy boastBacking his brash words with bold actions, Trent Alexander-Arnold emphasised why Liverpool are such a serious threat to Manchester City’s hopes of a third successive title.Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold © AFP / Ben STANSALLAlexander-Arnold previewed Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea on Sunday by declaring that Jurgen Klopp’s side are determined to become serial trophy winners.Not content with last season’s Champions League triumph, Alexander-Arnold said: “We don’t want to be remembered as that Liverpool team that only won the Champions League. We want to be the team that people can’t remember how many trophies we have won because we won so many.”That kind of talk can put pressure on a team if they are not made of the right stuff, but Alexander-Arnold walked the walk as his blistering first-half free-kick at Stamford Bridge put Liverpool on course for a sixth successive win that moved them five points clear of City at the top.0Shares0000(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Liverpool beat Chelsea to preserve their perfect record and Manchester City romped to a record-breaking win but elsewhere it was far from business as usual during a dramatic Premier League weekend.City were imperious against Watford, 5-0 up within the first 18 minutes and just one goal shy of matching Manchester United’s Premier League record for the biggest margin of victory — 9-0 against Ipswich in 1995.
Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson breaks skid, stops Power Smashers for first win Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo from FibaAsia.comThe odds are stacked against the Philippine women’s national basketball team heading into the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup after being drawn in the same group with tournament favorites Japan and Australia.But more than facing a daunting task, Perlas Pilipinas coach Pat Aquino feels facing the top teams in Asia and Oceania is a big challenge that the team should embrace.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “It’s the way to level up. The only thing that can happen to us is to go up. It’s a challenge for us to compete with that kind of level,” Aquino told reporters during the PSA Forum Tuesday.Japan is a two-time Asian champion and will be led by 6-foot-3 forward Ramu Tokashiki, who is currently playing for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAustralia, on the other hand, will be bannered by four WNBA players in Marianna Tolo, Katie-Rae Ebzery, Tessa Lavey and Laura Hodges.The Philippines, which is now ranked fifth in Asia, had a historic Fiba Asia stint two years ago after finally cracking Level I. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Aquino said this year’s team is not much different from the previous.Making up the PH team, which is also in the same group as South Korea, are Allana Lim, Afril Bernardino, Raisa Palmera-Dy, Camille Sambile, Claire CastroRounding out the team are Andrea Tongco, Janine Pontejos, Chack Cabinbin, Cindy Resultay, Jack Animam, Gemma Miranda and Amby Almazan.The Fiba Asia Cup is set on July 23-29 in Bangalore, India.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC 2.0 license Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation (MLC) intend to establish a joint holding company in December 2018 and merge port and transportation business companies in April 2019.Earlier this year, the duo unveiled plans to integrate management of the four NYK Group terminal operation companies in Japan through a new joint holding company and merge UNI-X Corporation (UNI-X) and Nippon Container Terminals (NCT).NYK Group companies for the management integration include UNI-X, NCT, Asahi Unyu Kaisha and Yusen Koun.To be located in Tokyo, the new holding company will be named MY Terminals Holdings Limited, owned 51% by NYK and 49% by MLC.What is more, the joint company of UNI-X and NCT will have a trade name UNI-X NCT Corporation. The company, owned by MY Terminals Holdings Limited, will also be based in Tokyo.NYK explained in August that the purpose of management integration is to consolidate quality improvement efforts and enhance long-term service stability for port and harbor transportation business.
Louisville and South Florida play Monday night in the second-round women’s NCAA tournament game that our March Madness predictions have the least certainty about. We’re giving Louisville, the No. 3 seed in the Albany region, a 52 percent chance to beat South Florida and advance to the Sweet Sixteen. It might as well be a coin flip. No other favorite in a second-round game had less than a 66 percent chance of winning.Why is the game so tough to call? It has more to do with the unusual structure of the women’s tournament’s first two rounds than with the teams involved. Typically, the top four seeds in each region get to host the first two rounds. This year, that happened for 15 of 16 top-four seeds. Louisville was the exception, because its arena is busy hosting men’s tournament games. Rather than head to a neutral site, the Cardinals had to travel to the arena of the next highest-seeded team in its quartet: South Florida’s Sun Dome in Tampa.Home court advantage typically is worth 3.5 points in women’s college hoops. So this scheduling conflict adds up to a 7-point swing in the Bulls’ favor as they look to make a dent in the Cardinals’ 26-4 record against them and avenge a loss last year that effectively knocked them out of the tournament.“Both teams know each other, are very familiar with both styles, with personnel, so it’s a shame we’re meeting this early in the tournament,” South Florida coach Jose Fernandez told the Tampa Bay Times. “But I’m glad we’re home.”That bit of scheduling luck, and not South Florida’s strength, is what boosts the Bulls’ chances so much. South Florida is good for a 6 seed: Our mashup of power ratings and rankings says the Bulls are the 20th best team in the field, so they probably should have gotten a 5 seed. But Louisville might also have been underseeded. It’s the eighth-highest-rated team in the field, which usually is good enough for a 2 seed. The Cardinals won their first-round game by 33 points, compared to a 9-point win for South Florida. Texas, the fifth seed in the Albany region, and No. 4 California were rated much more closely than Louisville and South Florida are. In fact, Texas rated slightly higher than Cal, yet Cal, playing at home in Berkeley, had a two-in-three chance of winning. (Texas pulled off the upset, 73-70.)Monday night’s toss-up game is a good argument for changing the best-teams-host model in the early rounds, for two reasons. First, choosing neutral sites in advance would prevent the double-booking of arenas such as Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center. And second, the women’s tournament probably would have more competitive games if it didn’t boost its already-strong favorites with hosting privileges.Through Sunday, men’s favorites, playing in neutral arenas, have struggled more than women’s teams that get to host their competition. Two of 16 men’s teams seeded fourth or better lost in the round of 64, and five more went down in the next round. The teams averaged a winning margin of 12.3 points in the round of 64 and 4.4 points in the next round. By contrast, all of the 15 women’s teams that were seeded that high and got to host made it to the round of 32, and just three of the eight that played at home on Sunday lost there. The 15 teams averaged a 23.3-point win in the first round and a 9.5-point win in the second round. Some of the difference is due to a wider spread of talent in the women’s field.1The difference between the eighth- and 24th-best teams in our normalized pre-tournament team ratings gives a sense of how big the spread is, since teams of around those levels play typical round-of-32 games. In both the men’s and women’s fields this year, that spread is 5 points. So this year the men’s field is about as spread out as the women’s, thanks in part to the men’s field being unusually top-heavy.Until the women’s tournament removes favorites’ hosting rights, here’s a more modest proposal for schools that have women’s teams as strong as Louisville’s (Elite Eight last year, national runner-up the year before): Don’t host men’s tournament games on the opening weekend, lest you put your women’s team at a competitive disadvantage.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 22, 2017 – Nassau – The Military Police Section of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in a joint effort with the US Embassy Marine Corps, Bahamas Branch, spent this past Saturday sprucing up the country’s World War II Cemetery, which they recently adopted and have committed themselves to caring for.This joint effort was the direct result of a conversation between Chief Petty Officer Lincoln Rolle and Gunnery Sargent Walter Merrith, Head of the United States Embassy Marine Corps, Bahamas Branch who both agreed that cleaning and maintaining the cemetery on a more consistent basis felt like their honorable duty.They removed weeds, mowed grass and painted the entrance to the cemetery. However, this initial effort is only the beginning of what is expected to be a larger project to overhaul the space. There are plans for reviving the landscape and repairing broken grave stones.Commanding Officer of the Military Police Section, Commander Fredrick Brown noted that the project taken on comes with no difficulty and that it was an honor to be a part of the effort.Chairman of the British Legion- Bahamas Branch, Comrade Cephas Ferguson was also there and in an interview expressed his appreciation and thanked the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel and all parties involved who made the effort a success.Commander Frederick Brown, the Commanding Officer of the Defence Force’s Military Police and Force Protection Unit extended heartfelt thanks to members of his Unit and the United States Embassy Marine Corps Unit at the US Embassy… “We are grateful for your kind gesture in adopting our small military cemetery.”Also in attendance were Comrade George Collymore (World War II Veteran), Comrade Leonard Knowles (World War II Veteran), Father Andrew Topin (Executive Committee) and Adina Munroe (Executive Secretary at the British Legion Bahamas Branch and Defence Force Representative).Commodore Bethel praised the efforts of the participants in the joint initiative for their acts of patriotism, partnership, and volunteerism. He also commended the hard work and dedication of Defence Force Reservist and representative at the Legion, Adina Munroe, for the many programs she has coordinated for the purpose of honoring the lives, sacrifices, and memories of members of the British Legion, past and present.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is honoured to be a part of this project and will continue to assist as an organization showing its appreciation to those who have paved the way and fought for the freedoms that every Bahamian still enjoy today. By: Marine Seaman Michael E. Turner II(Photos by Marine Seaman Michael E. Turner II)Captions: Photo 1: Pictured from Left to Right: Woman Marine Adina Munroe (Executive Secretary at the British Legion Bahamas Branch and Defence Force Representative – Reserve), Comrade George Collymore (World War II Veteran), Father Andrew Topin (Executive Committee), Comrade Leonard Knowles (World War II Veteran) and Commander Fredrick Brown (Commanding Officer of the Defence Force’s Military Police and Force Protection Unit)Photo 2: Representatives from Defence Force’s Military Police and Force Protection UnitPhotos 3 – 8: Defence Force Marines at work Related Items:
Email The next artist to join the lineup, which traditionally consists of three full-time judges, will be none other than four-time GRAMMY winner and 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Lionel Richie.”As a singer, songwriter and producer, I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table. It’s going to be so much fun!” Richie said in a press release today.The first season of the rebirthed ‘Idol’ franchise begins filming next Tuesday, Oct. 3.Hip-Hop Reigns King As Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert Explode News Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 2:36 am Lionel Richie wins Album Of The Year (1985) Earlier this week, it was announced that Luke Bryan would be joining the show’s lineup as a judge, alongside the previously announced Katy Perry. Lionel Richie Will Join “American Idol” Reboot Lionel Richie Says “Hello” To “American Idol” lionel-richie-will-join-american-idol-reboot GRAMMY winner to join Katy Perry and Luke Bryan as “American Idol” judges for the upcoming new seasonBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 29, 2017 – 5:32 pm ABC’s reboot of the smash-hit singing competition ‘American Idol’ is coming in March 2018, and big news about the show just keeps rolling in. Twitter https://twitter.com/RyanSeacrest/status/913845503892377601
As we had surmised, the new Mitsubishi ASX shown at the Geneva Motor Show closely previewed the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that will go on sale in the US this September. Mitsubishi revealed the new Outlander Sport on Tuesday at its research and development center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.The redesign is quite thorough, as midcycle freshenings go, with the 2020 Outlander Sport wearing a new front end, a new rear, new 18-inch wheels and new interior materials. The design provides strong hints as to the look of all future Mitsubishis, said Nate Berg, director of product planning for Mitsubishi Motors North America. It was previewed by the Engelberg Tourer concept.Enlarge ImageThe Outlander Sport in its top GT trim level and Sunshine Orange paint. Jake Holmes/Roadshow “Design will be a key strategic thing moving forward for Mitsubishi Motors,” Berg said. “We will continue to focus on refining our design.”Up front, the design change begins with a new, flatter hood that no longer angles down toward the front of the car. The entire front fascia is new, with a wider version of Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Shield” grille. The fog lights and turn signals are at the far edges of the car and separated from the headlights. It’s a much tougher look than the old model. LED headlights are now standard — last year they weren’t even available as an option.Enlarge ImageThe taillights and rear bumper are also new. Jake Holmes/Roadshow The car’s 18-inch wheels have been redesigned, too, as have the LED taillights. A new rear bumper design has extra plastic cladding and faux-vents, recalling the look of the Subaru Crosstrek. There’s even a new faux-plastic fender vent ahead of the front doors.An in-your-face design was key given that many Outlander Sport customers cited design as a key selling point for the crossover, Berg said. “Our customers have told us they love the design of our Outlander Sport,” he said. “You don’t see a lot of the competition being so bold and rugged.” Arguably, though, something like the Hyundai Kona is up there.Within the cabin, Berg said most changes were aimed at improving quality, such as better seat upholstery, “to give a better, more upscale appearance.” Other changes include a standard black headliner and redesigned climate-control knobs that are apparently easier to grip. A new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (last year’s model had 6- or 7-inch screens) features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but still has physical tuning and volume knobs.Enlarge ImageThe new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Jake Holmes/Roadshow There are no changes mechanically, so the Outlander Sport’s standard engine remains a 2.0-liter inline-four rated for 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. GT models use a 2.4-liter engine with 168 hp and 167 lb-ft. A five-speed manual transmission was previously offered on base models, but has been discontinued for 2020. Available active-safety technology includes precollision warning and braking, blind-spot monitoring and automatic high-beam headlights, though adaptive cruise control is unavailable.Pricing for the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has yet to be confirmed, but Berg promised it won’t be too far off the current model’s figures. That likely means a base price around $22,000-$23,000, with the GT trim topping out around $27,000. The new crossover goes on sale this September. More From Roadshow The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport looks bolder than ever 18 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Review • 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: A plug-in SUV that lacks appeal 2019 Honda CR-V review: Still one of the best small SUVs around Mitsubishi Share your voice More about 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Comment 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: A plug-in SUV that lacks appeal 1 Crossovers Mitsubishi
A photographer, a writer and an IPS officer, Somesh Goyal has enthralled the audiences across India through his rare collection of photographs. Goyal who has been into photography for the last four decades recently came up with his work Yellowstone: The Artist’s Point at AIFACS that provided a glimpse of the world’s first national park. The show exhibited the pictures taken by him at Yellowstone. Yellowstone is the world’s first national park and one of the largest in the contiguous United States. The park is located at the headwaters of the Yellowstone river, from which it takes its historical name. Home to a remarkable diversity of mammals, birds and fish, it’s one of the world’s foremost wildlife sanctuaries. Here, every season brings special wonders and each of the park’s varied landscapes offers a range of exciting experiences. The park is home to seven species of conifer trees, more than 1,000 species of native vascular plants, 67 species of mammals and more than 320 bird species!
According to the researchers, such rude behaviour is common at a politically-charged workplace and this incivility is fast spreading.Experiencing such rude behaviour reduces employees’ self-control and leads them to act in a similar uncivil manner, say Russell Johnson and colleagues from Michigan State University. “People who are recipients of incivility at work feel mentally fatigued because uncivil behaviours are somewhat ambiguous and require employees to figure out whether there was any abusive intent,” said Johnson, associate professor of management. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“This mental fatigue, in turn, led them to act uncivil toward other workers. In other words, they paid the incivility forward,” he noted in a paper which appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology.While curt remarks and other forms of incivility do not involve openly hostile behaviour such as bullying and threats, they are a frequent occurrence in the workplace and have a significant effect on employees.For the study, 70 employees filled out a survey relating to incivility and its effects three times a day for 10 consecutive workdays. Interestingly, the researchers found that “incivility spirals” – when acts of incivility lead to subsequent acts of incivility – can occur unintentionally. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive“When employees are mentally fatigued, it is more difficult for them to keep their negative impulses and emotions in check, which leads them to be condescending and rude to colleagues,” Johnson noted.The study also found that incivility spirals occurred in workplaces that were perceived as political (where co-workers “do what is best for them, not what is best for the organisation”).“Being the victim of incivility leaves employees depleted because they must expend energy to understand why they were targeted and how to respond,” the study stated.One way to reduce perceptions of politics, the study says, is by providing clear feedback to employees regarding the types of behaviours that are desired, the authors wrote.
Kolkata: A businessman was allegedly assaulted by some members of a local club at Byantra in Howrah.According to sources, some local club members had organised Raksha Kali Puja for which they were collecting donations in the locality. It is alleged that they had demanded huge amount of money from local shop owners also. Some had negotiated and gave them money and other gave things needed for the puja. Club members approached Safiulla Qureshi alias Munna, who own a grocery shop located on the Belilious Road in Howrah for donation. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThey reportedly demand money and a few things. According to sources, Qureshi told the club members that he was not in a position to meet their demands. Hearing this club members allegedly misbehaved with him. Later, they demanded 100 kg sugar for the puja. But, Qureshi again stated that he can’t meet the demands. This time, the club members allegedly abused him and used filthy languages. Qureshi and club members got involved in an altercation. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAfter a while, the club members left the place threatening Qureshi. It is alleged that on Saturday night around 40 youths attacked Qureshi with iron rods, bamboo and sticks. He was beaten up badly. When Qureshi was bleeding profusely from his face and nose, miscreants allegedly took about Rs 15,000 from his pockets. Later, Rs 10,000 was taken out from the cash box of his shop. Hearing Qureshi screaming for help, other local business persons rushed to his shop. Sensing resistance, miscreants fled the scene. Qureshi was rushed to a local hospital where he was treated and later discharged. Following treatment, Qureshi lodged a complaint at the Byantra police station against the club members. No one was arrested till Sunday night.