Gayle credits Benn for inspiration in World T20 victory over England

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC): Chris Gayle says it was a remark from close teammate, Sulieman Benn, before the start of the West Indies innings, that inspired his scintillating hundred against England on Wednesday. “I was focused and I was a little bit pumped as well. Just before I went out to bat, Sulieman Benn said to me ‘Chris you’ve got to entertain me’,” Gayle said. “Sometimes when someone says such things like that, it kind of actually gives you a bit of buzz as well so Sulieman gave me that spark. I said ‘I’m going to entertain my teammate’. He’s my drinking partner as well so we’re going to have few beers … it’s good to get off on a winning note.” The left-handed Gayle was superb, smashing five fours and 11 massive sixes as he stormed to exactly 100 not out, in the Windies opening game of the Twenty20 World Cup. He needed just 47 balls to reach his landmark, to record the third fastest hundred in T20 Internationals. He put on 55 for the second wicket with Marlon Samuels, who hit a cameo 37, added a further 46 for the third wicket with Denesh Ramdin (12), before combining in a match-winning unbroken fifth wicket stand of 70 off 35 balls with Andre Russell, who finished with a run-a-ball 16 not out. “The preparation has been really, really good. There (were) a lot of throw downs with (coach) Stuart Williams and it has helped a lot,” the 36-year-old said. “It’s all about practicing your skills and then you can exploit them out there in the middle. It worked for me today, it’s a good wicket to bat on and we were chasing a decent total on that sort of wicket, but the dew played a part as well so it was good to get set and take it from there.” On 15 from 12 balls when Samuels fell, Gayle then opened up, racing to his half-century off another 15 balls and then using another 20 deliveries to get to three figures. Gayle said Samuels’s cameo had paved the way for him to play freely. “After facing (my first) over, it actually took a while to get back on strike, but I didn’t lose my composure,” Gayle recalled. “He (Samuels) was getting the boundaries as well so that was actually pretty good because then that kind of eased the pressure a bit and actually gave me a chance to pace my innings and then work out which bowler I was going to take down … and keep ahead of the run rate or keep within the run rate. “It was a fantastic innings and I am really happy to finish the game and not leave it for anyone.” Preparationlast_img read more

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Las Vegas has fallen in love with Golden Knights

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Average game attendance at T-Mobile Arena is now 18,042. Tourists and comped high-rollers have surely caught games. So have tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, rapper Lil Jon, poker pro Daniel Negreanu and slugger Bryce Harper before baseball season started. But defying some of those early predictions, it’s been regular residents and their children who have filled the stands game after game.The crowds bode well for the NFL’s Raiders, who are due to move to Sin City in 2020.The Knights — who were 200-1 at many sports books to win the Stanley Cup before the season began — proudly declare themselves Vegas Born. Their success on the ice has certainly influenced attendance, but it may also have to do with the city’s desperate need for fellowship around the time the season opened.The Knights’ home opener in October came only a few days after the city suffered the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The team retired jersey No. 58 during its final home game of the regular season to honor the victims. A banner with 58 stars was hoisted into the rafters. The victims’ names were also projected on the ice.“I think because all the players are from different places and Las Vegas is a melting pot of people from different places, it’s just really brought community together to have our own team,” said fan Angel Ashby. “This is a Vegas-born team. It isn’t from somewhere else.”ADVERTISEMENT Ashby had rooted for the Colorado Avalanche, but got rid of the jersey when the Knights arrived. She and her friends rotate hosting watch parties.The energy has existed at the arena from the beginning, but has progressively gotten louder with the success that followed. For the playoffs, the team has expanded the pregame festivities to include a huge knight’s helmet that is lowered from the rafters in front of the Vegas bench. The Golden Knights enter the ice through the front of the helmet.Some players toss pucks to their young fans before the game and some children in attendance will get sticks from select players after every game. And the popularity has spilled over from T-Mobile Arena to City National Arena, the team’s practice facility. There, the Vegas Golden Knights Skating Academy has grown from less than 100 kids to nearly 1,000 seven months after its inception.Todd Pollock, vice president of ticketing and suites, said he did not expect the level of support the team has experienced in its debut season and wondered what took so long for Las Vegas to get a major franchise. The team had planned a three-day campaign for season-ticket packages for next season, but the organization canceled after the first day due to an overwhelming response.“What we’re seeing collectively this year absolutely, positively, I don’t think I could have scripted it any better than the way it’s currently playing out,” said Pollock, who worked in the same capacity with the Los Angeles Kings and the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Rondo, Green serve up spicy subplot in NBA playoffs MOST READ The arena rocks when the expansion team that has taken the league by storm appears on its home ice. A city that for years longed for a major sports franchise has truly embraced the Knights.“It’s so much different live than it is on TV. It’s a whole different experience,” said David Santangelo, a Las Vegas resident who is a season ticket holder and longtime hockey fan. “People fall in love with it. So many people I talk to at work are saying that they didn’t know it was so exciting. People are really starting to learn about it now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSantangelo, who was wearing a Knights jersey, was among hundreds who attended a party Monday in downtown Las Vegas to watch Game 3 of the Knights’ second-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. The Golden Knights have a 3-2 series lead after a 5-3 victory over San Jose on Friday night.For years, questions were raised over whether the tourist-driven city with a long history of hosting big events could support a big league team night after night. Gambling and a relatively small market size steered major franchises elsewhere. Before the Knights dropped the puck, there were naysayers even though initial ticket demand was high. LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In this May 2, 2018, photo, people watch a second-round playoff series hockey game at a Vegas Golden Knights watch party outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The expansion Golden Knights, Las Vegas’ first major sports franchise, have taken the league and their hometown by storm in their first season. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — The Golden Knights’ gold-and-grey-on-black helmets are everywhere.They’re on T-shirts and hats worn by mall patrons, on jerseys of moviegoers, on stuffed animals, on mugs and on bumper stickers deep in suburbia. Bars far from the city’s tourist-driven areas show the games on TV, and watch parties have become a regular activity.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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ALL THE THRILLS (AND SPILLS) OF THE AN POST RAS AS IT ARRIVES IN LK

first_imgHUNDREDS of people came out today to watch Ireland’s most spectacular road cycling race as it wound its way through the streets of Letterkenny.One cyclist, pictured above, came off his bike close to the Clanree Hotel, but within seconds he was back up again and on his way. ALL THE THRILLS (AND SPILLS) OF THE AN POST RAS AS IT ARRIVES IN LK was last modified: May 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL THE THRILLS (AND SPILLS) OF THE AN POST RAS AS IT COME TO LKlast_img read more

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History has been kind to California Speedway

first_img Three years later, Hornish averaged 207.151 after 200 laps, just fast enough to edge Scott Dixon by 0.3563 of a second. But all that is set to go away following Sunday afternoon’s Toyota Indy 400. The Indy Racing League announced last month it was not returning to Fontana for the 2006 season. The open-wheel history at the speedway dates back to before the first fan walked in. Paul Tracy, then driving for Roger Penske’s team, took the first hot lap around the two-mile track in a car with a gold-plated bottom to determine whether there were any bumps. The track passed the test and it has been the home to close and fast racing since 1997. Here are 10 things to remember for this weekend: Danica Patrick. The 23-year-old rookie has been the face of the Indy Racing League in 2005, appearing virtually everywhere. Including at the front of the field at the Indianapolis 500, the first woman ever to do so. She also has nailed down the rookie of the year honor. While she won’t be the first woman ever to race at Fontana – Tammy Jo Kirk holds the honor in a 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event – she will end the weekend as the fastest. Patrick, who drives for the Rahal Letterman Racing, has won three poles this year. There is no faster speedway for open-wheel race cars than California Speedway, as witnessed by Gil de Ferran’s world record for a closed-course single-lap and a 400-mile race that averaged more than 200 miles per hour. In 2000, de Ferran zipped around the two-mile superspeedway at 241.428 mph in his CART-sanctioned Penske Team Marlboro racer. center_img She is among the favorites to win the pole Saturday at the speedway. And because she will be in a fast car, there also is a good chance she will be the first female to win a major open-wheel racing event in the country. After all, the speedway has that type of reputation. Tony Hawk Show. The addition of the skateboard legend demonstrates how far the speedway has gone to promote the IRL race. Hawk and four other skateboard performances will fly off the ramp beginning at 10:30 Sunday morning outside Gate 14. It takes a great deal of skill to driver a race car at more than 225 mph, and it takes a great deal of skill to soar into the sky on a skateboard before doing acrobatics, including spinning more than twice while in mid-air. Race fans also will get to see Hawk wave the green flag to start the race. Dan Wheldon. The Brit is the current Indianapolis 500 champion and also won the IndyCar championship with once race to go. Wheldon drives for Andretti Green Racing and started the season with four wins in the first five races, including Indy. He has increased that total to six – a series record. He is no stranger to the speedway, having competed in Indy Lights and twice in the IRL. In 2001, he was second in the Lights race and has finishes of third and fourth in IndyCar races. 12-and-under are free with paid adult admission. It’s an attempt by International Speedway Corp., the track owner, and the speedway staff to create an generation of fans. Imagine this scenario: Danica Patrick wins the race and 40 years from now, there will be an untold number of 50-year-olds telling anybody that will listen they were there. Champions crowning. Following Sunday’s victory circle ceremonies, fans will be invited onto the track to help celebrate Wheldon’s championship. Fans will get a plastic glass and sparkling cider and will raise a toast for Wheldon, and open-wheel memories. John Elway. What’s an NFL Hall of Famer doing at a race track? Well, it’s a race sponsored by Toyota, and Elway is part of the Crown Toyota ownership group, it’s a natural tie-in. Plus, he will be tossing footballs into the stands, although they will be the soft, foamy kind as opposed to NFL ones. Hall of Fame induction. The last time Adrian Fernandez was at the speedway, he was racing in the NASCAR Busch Series race. A year ago, he was winning the Toyota Indy 400. Therefore, Fernandez gets another bronze plaque outside Gate 14 on Sunday beginning at 9:45 a.m. His first plaque came after winning the 1999 CART Marlboro 500. CARA party. For $100, racing fans can mingle with IndyCar drivers, owners and officials while aiding CARA Charities and the CHL Child Passenger Safety Program. The third annual event, this year called “Guns and Garters” will feature entertainment, food, gambling, raffle and an auction of motorsports items. It is scheduled for Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. at “Miss Kitty’s Saloon,” in the Toyota hospitality tent. Erik Estrada – remember Ponch on the old TV series CHiPS? – will be among the celebrities. But the real action will take place at the driver’s poker contest. We’ll see who keeps the poker face usually hidden behind the helmet. Andretti Green Racing. The racing world did not end for Michael Andretti when he climbed out of the car. Indeed, with Kim Green, ownership seems to fit. Andretti Green Racing has racked up 10 wins this season, including Wheldon’s half dozen. That total also includes a pair by Tony Kanaan, last year’s IndyCar champ, and one each by Dario Franchitti and Bryan Herta. AGR has done what Team Penske has been unable to achieve: IndyCar driving titles. Close races. Al three previous IRL races at Fontana have been decided by a combined total of less than a second. In the inaugural IRL race at Fontana, Sam Hornish Jr. and Rancho Cucamonga’s Jaques Lazier battled for the win, slightly touching wheels in Turn 4 before Hornish pulled ahead. Hornish won by 0.0281 of a second and the tone for great IRL racing was set. In 2003, Hornish scored another close win and also topped the 200 mph average for the first time. And if that wasn’t enough, Fernandez beat Kanaan to the line by 0.0183 of a second in last year’s event. The combined total for all three race margins is 0.0827 of a second. Now that’s real racin’. IndyCar Series Toyota Indy 400: Sunday, 200 laps (400 miles), 12:45 p.m. Pole Day: Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Television: ESPN, 12:30 p.m. Announcers: Todd Harris (play-by-play), Scott Goodyear (analyst), Dr. Jerry Punch (pit reporter), Jamie Little (pit reporter), Vince Welch (pit reporter). Radio: IMS Radio Network, XM Channel 152, IndyRacing.com. Announcers: Mike King (anchor), Dave Wilson (analyst), Pancho Carter (driver analyst), Mark Jaynes (turn reporter), Kevin Lee (pit reporter), Nicole Manske (pit reporter). Defending race champion: Adrian Fernandez. Pole record: Helio Castroneves, 31.752 seconds, 226.757 mph, Sept. 19, 2003. Race record: Sam Hornish Jr., 207.151 mph, Sept. 21, 2003. Menards Infiniti Pro Series Infiniti 100, Sunday, 50 laps (100 miles), 10:15 a.m. Television: ESPN2 (tape-delayed to Oct. 20. Announcers: Todd Harris (play-by-play), Scott Goodyear (analyst), Dr. Jerry Punch (pit reporter), Jamie Little (pit reporter), Vince Welch (pit reporter). Defending race champion: James Chesson. Pole record: Thiago Medeiros, 37.9284 seconds, 189.831 mph, Oct. 1, 2004. Race record: James Chesson, 146.894 mph, Oct. 2, 2004 Tickets Sunday: $45 general admission Saturday: $10 general admission (children 12 & under free with a paid adult admission) Tony Hawk Show 11 a.m., Gate 16 The only skateboarder to land the “900” – a two-and-a-half rotation mid-air flip above the lip of a vertical ramp – will bring the Tony Hawk’s Grand Jam. X Games champion Hawk and four other first-class action sports athletes will perform tricks and stunts on the state-of-the-art half-pipe ramp. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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What’s Inside a Spore?  Nanotechnology

first_imgThe spores that are emitted from fungi and ferns are so tiny, the appear like dust in the wind.  Who would have ever thought such specks could exhibit nano-technological wonders like scientists have found recently:Evapo-Motors:  Scientists at U of Michigan were intrigued by how ferns turn the power of evaporation into launching pads.  The sporangia (spore ejectors) use a “microactuator” to eject the spores into the environment as they dry out.  The team was so impressed, they said “Oh, we have to build that,” and imitated the mechanism to build microchips that open and close when wetted or dried.  They think they might be able to generate electricity without batteries with this technique.Info Compactor:  Despite their minute size, spores must carry the entire genome of the species.  A Wistar Institute press release talked about that.  It’s incredible: a histone tag on the chromatin somehow signals a compaction process that reduces the already-tight fit to 5% of the original volume.  All this must be done very delicately, because spores are haploid (one strand of DNA) and much more subject to disastrous breaks.In the second article, the researchers found that a similar compaction method works in the sperm cells of animals as diverse as fruit flies and mice.  To them, this observation is “suggesting that the mechanisms governing genome compaction are evolutionarily ancient, highly conserved in species whose lineages diverged long ago.”Can we just ignore that stupid little evolutionary piddle for a moment, and enjoy the fascination of these observational facts?  The ejection method of spores in ferns is just one of many highly clever and diverse seed-spreading techniques in the plant kingdom, some of which also use desiccation to advantage, like the Scotchbroom, whose pods explode to send seeds as far as 50 feet.  A beautiful film Journey of Life illustrates some of these tricks of the plant trade and is well worth watching.    In the second story, think of how delicate and accurate this process has to be.  In the quintillions of sperm and spore cells that are produced throughout the world, most of the time the process works flawlessly.  The article did not even mention that a reverse process must also take place.  Packing is one thing, but what if you can’t unpack the information just as delicately and accurately?  Undoubtedly pollen grains have this nanotechnology, too.  A human cell can contain six feet of DNA, contained in the microscopic dot of a cell.  Many plants have even larger genomes.  A seed, sperm or spore must contain not only the entire genetic code, but the nutrients and machinery to unpack it, deliver it and protect it so that the next generation of the species can continue.  Could Darwin have known such things, one wonders how different the history of science (and politics) might have been.  Now, there’s no excuse.(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Keynote Speech at Biology Conference Falsifies Major Claim of Darwinism

first_imgSalvador Cordova has appeared on National TV, radio shows, newspapers, books and magazines for his work in promoting Intelligent Design and Creation Science. He is a former scientist and engineer in the aerospace and defense industry and presently serves as a professor and researcher in the area of Christian apologetics at small Bible College through the generous support of a private foundation. He also manages a small privately held investment fund which he has run on the side since 1997. He has 4 science degrees including an MS in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University and is presently working on a PhD. On April 28, 2005, he became one of the few creationists to ever appear in a cover story of the prestigious scientific journal Nature which covered his work on behalf of intelligent design. The most famous member of the Intelligent Design club he organized at George Mason in 2005 is Biologist Caroline Crocker who was featured in the Ben Stein’s motion picture documentary Expelled. Mr. Cordova is currently working on research with renowned Cornell geneticist John Sanford, inventor of the gene gun.(Visited 1,444 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Keynote Speaker at International Biology Conference Falsifies Major Claim of Darwinismby Sal CordovaHailed as “the greatest biologist since Darwin,” Ronald Fisher is credited as author of “biology’s central theorem” what is known as Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection.[i] An informally stated corollary of Fisher’s theorem is that a population will continually increase in fitness.Sanford’s book examines the impact of mutations that are invisible to selection.However, for decades it has been noted that many populations are declining in fitness. Geneticists such as Michael Lynch[ii], Alexey Kondrashov[iii], Bryan Sykes[iv], and many others have been warning the human genome is crumbling and the damage is likely irreversible. Thus, Fisher’s Corollary could not be right because it did not agree with observable facts.Fisher Revisited and RevisedNoticing the incongruence with Fisher’s Corollary and observational evidence, retired Cornell geneticist John Sanford began work with UVA professor Bill Basener on correcting mistakes in Fisher’s theorem and corollary to include the handling of harmful mutations. Basener is also emeritus professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He and Sanford published their revised theorem in the Journal of Mathematical Biology. (See 22 Dec 2017.)Because the issue of declining fitness would be of keen interest in the discipline of conservation biology, Basener gave the keynote address at the “International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems, and Conservation Biology” that included presentations by participants from 14 nations. He received a friendly welcome despite the grim implications of his mathematical derivations for the human genome and for Darwinism. His talk was titled, “The Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection with Mutations.”Basener was kind enough to provide a recording of his keynote address. Watch it here on YouTube.Evidential Implications and Emotional OppositionWhat does this have to do with belief in Creation? First off, Basener’s paper and presentation were by all standards pure science, but pure science has a way of having metaphysical implications. For example, Ernst Haeckel rejected Louis Pasteur’s experimental evidence against spontaneous generation because if Pasteur were right, “we must have recourse to the miracle of supernatural creation.” In the present day evolutionary biologists have been insanely angry at the NIH, particularly the Billion Dollar ENCODE-pioneered set of projects which argues against the idea of junk DNA. Evolutionary biologist Dan Graur said ENCODE is “bonkers”[v] because “If ENCODE is right, evolution is wrong.”[vi]Now, if Basener, Sanford, and the genetics community are right that many observed genomes are deteriorating, including that of humans, then how could we have evolved in the first place?Thankfully, as a matter of medical necessity and environmental conservation, researchers are finally paying attention to the facts even if the facts appear friendly to creationist theory which speaks of a world that is intelligently designed—but also cursed.[i] Wikipedia entry on Ronald Fisher. Comment by Richard Dawkins.[ii] Lynch, Michael.  Rate, molecular spectrum, and consequences of human mutation. PNAS, Jan 10, 2010.  http://www.pnas.org/content/107/3/961[iii] Kondrashov, Alexey S.  Crumbling Genome: The Impact of Deleterious Mutations on Humans.  Wiley, 23 May 2017.[iv] Sykes, Brian.  Adam’s Curse: A Future without Men. WW Norton & Co, 27 May, 2005.[v] Gruar, Dan.  Rubbish DNA: The functionless fraction of the human genome. arXiv, 22 Jan 2016. https://arxiv.org/abs/1601.06047[vi] Klinghoffer, David. Dan Graur, Darwin’s Reactionary. Evolution News & Science Today, 21 June 2017.last_img read more

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Sanchez reaches deal to avoid prison time in tax fraud case

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City LATEST STORIES Knicks, Lakers most valuable NBA clubs – Forbes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img AFP official booed out of forum Sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are often suspended in Spain.In addition paying back what he owed, Sanchez was also fined nearly 600,000 euros. The Manchester United forward also had to pay more than 100,000 euros in interests for the amount defrauded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAa part of the deal, Sanchez will be ineligible for requesting tax benefits for two years.The Chile international was accused of defrauding authorities for income related to his image rights. Authorities said he failed to pay nearly 600,000 euros in 2012 and about 400,000 euros in 2013. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Sanchez played for Barcelona from 2011 until 2014, when he was signed by Arsenal.Several other players have been targeted by Spanish tax authorities in recent years, including Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who two years ago was found guilty — along with his father — for defrauding authorities of 4.1 million euros.Other players investigated in Spain include Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Marcelo, Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano, Radamel Falcao and Fabio Coentrao.Sanchez’s coach at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, is being investigated for the time he worked at Real Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez looks at his hand as Tottenham’s Harry Kane takes a free kick during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium, in London, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)MADRID — Alexis Sanchez has reached a deal with Spanish authorities to avoid prison time in a tax fraud case stemming from when he played for Barcelona.Sanchez was handed a 16-month prison sentence for defrauding tax authorities of nearly 1 million euros ($1.2 million) in 2012 and 2013, but he will not have to serve time.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoWest Ham happy to outbid Flamengo for Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham happy to outbid Flamengo for Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are still in the mix for Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa.Flamengo are pushing hard to sign Gabigol, who is fresh from an outstanding season on-loan at Santos.However, Tuttosport says Fla are finding Inter’s €20m valuation too rich.In contrast, West Ham are prepared to meet the price – and pay it all up front.For his part, Gabigol has declared he’d welcome the chance to play in the Premier League. last_img read more

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23 days ago​Huddersfield pile pressure on Stoke boss Jones

first_img​Huddersfield pile pressure on Stoke boss Jonesby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStoke City suffered further misery in midweek as they were defeated 1-0 by Huddersfield in the Championship.The result means that it is another week spent at the bottom of the Championship for the Potters.Manager Nathan Jones had already spoken about the security of his position before the game.Now it appears that he is only a matter of time from getting the sack, given the club’s poor run of form all season.It was a tight game between the two Championship sides, with both teams having chances to score first.But eventually it was Juninho Bacuno who came off the bench to seal the win for the Terriers away from home. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Watching videos on tablet devices leads to greater

first_imgWatching videos on tablet devices leads to greater overall TV viewing, according to new research from TDG.In its recent survey, 39% of 18-49 year olds that use their tablets to watch video said this had led to them watching more regular TV programmes, while 46% reported no change. Confounding broadcaster concerns that tablet viewing would cannibalise ratings, only 15% of respondents to TDG’s research said they watched less regular TV as result of tablet viewing.“This is a conclusion of particular relevance to those involved in the TV industry including networks, multichannel operators, and advertisers,” said Bill Niemeyer, TDG senior analyst. “The data clearly shows that watching online TV shows on a tablet drives greater TV viewing among the highly-desired and increasingly hard-to-reach 18-49 [year-olds]. At the moment, this is a win/win for TV networks that can monetise tablet viewing via advertising, pay-per-view, or subscription OTT revenue, while at the same time reaping the benefits of increased viewing of their regular TV programming.”last_img read more

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