Pjanić statistically the Second Best Free Kicks Taker in Europe this Season

first_img(Source: klix.ba) Portal Whoscored, which is dealing with football statistics, revealed that, statistically, the second best free kicks taker in Europe this season is our Miralem Pjanić.A total of 35 players in the best leagues of Europe kicked from free kicks into the net more than ten times, and Pjanić, with effect of 20 percent, is on the second place. National team representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina from ten attempts scored two times, against Parma and Inter.With four goals from 17 attempts, on the first place is Zlatko Junuzović from Werder Bremen, and the interesting fact is that the big stars such as Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo are on the 23rd, 24th and 25th place.last_img

Don Imus

first_imgSo Don Imus got suspended for making racial insults? Well, OK, but you can hear that and worse at any stoplight in Los Angeles blaring from somebody’s car radio. The singers didn’t get suspended for it. They got a recording contract and a fan base that includes the very folks who should be offended by such language. Only in America … – David R. Gee Arleta Profits, middle class Re “County unions offer strike support” (April 10): Maria Elena Durazo, official with the L.A. County Federation of Labor, states, “No longer will we tolerate companies who, in their race to make more profits, are destroying what once made this city great: a strong middle class.” Doesn’t Durazo realize that without profit there would be no company, no employees and therefore no “middle class”? A company must make a profit to stay in business. More profits mean more growth, more employees and more people rising into the middle class. – William Hunter Tujunga Make your own bags Re “Paper or plastic or what else for L.A.?” (April 11`): I find I get most of my plastic bags either from the grocery store or the 99 Cents Only, Target and Kmart types of stores. If all of us were to reduce plastic-bag usage from just our top “bag” stores, we could make a huge difference. I try to apply the 3-Rs – reduce, recycle and reuse – in regard to plastic bags. I use an empty tissue box to stuff in plastic bags to then reuse as trash-can liners, etc. You can also hang a simple, cloth “bag bag” to accumulate plastic bags in the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, etc. In response to the San Francisco ban on plastic bags, I developed a simple cloth-bag pattern. One twin flat sheet and an evening of simple straight sewing can make four very sturdy, very large shopping bags that hold the equivalent of three or four plastic bags (and no need to double up for heavy items). – Diana Dixon-Davis Chatsworth Housing economics Re “Anti-housing policy” (Our Opinions, April6): Since the city Housing Authority sets the low rental values on rent-controlled buildings, the city should take responsibility for the relocation fees for evicted tenants when the building is to be razed or converted to condominium housing. The onus on landlords essentially makes such tenants co-owners of their units with the large relocation fees imposed by the city. Fuzzy-headed economics leads to bad long-term results. A council chamber filled with tenants facing relocation sways the vote – not the facts of the decision. If city officials feel tenants need help, the city should fund their relocation costs and help them find other housing. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks Political statement Re “Pro or con, feelings strong on flag display” (McCarthy, April 10): Alex Reza gave himself the lie by his statement that our soldiers’ deaths are unjustified and by his placard, “How many more?” So his display is political, after all, and a sordid attack on the sensibilities of the soldiers’ families. How many more? That depends partly on our resolve to finish the job. In the 1930s the Europeans tried appeasing the fascists, who were free to rearm and attack when they were ready. Chamberlain’s “peace in our time” cost the world 50 million dead. We didn’t fight until we, too, had been attacked, losing as many on the first day as in four years in Iraq – and 400,000 not 3,000, dead by the end. – Louis Richter Encino160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Ailish McBride on cloud nine as she reaches ‘Glór Tíre’ semi-final

first_imgDonegal singer Ailish McBride is about to face her biggest battle yet this week in TG4’s Glór Tíre. The talented young Creeslough woman has wowed her way through tough elimination rounds to reach the semi-final of the county music competition this Tuesday.Ailish shared her excitement with fans last week, telling them she was ‘on cloud nine’: “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me over the past week to get me through to the SEMI-FINALS of Glór Tíre ar TG4!! Can’t believe it!“Next Tuesday is Irish Week and myself and fellow contestants will be singing a song as Gaeilge which will be fun.”Only four contestants remain in the battle to make it into the final. They will perform live from the Quays in Galway for the last elimination round this Tuesday, 19th March at 9.30pm.Based on the public vote the top two contestants will be safe and perform again in the final. The two contestants will the lowest votes will perform in a sing-off, with the judges saving one and sending the other contestant home. Ailish McBride and Ciaran Rosney: TG4Singing under the mentorship of Monaghan country star Ciaran Rosney, Ailish has had huge levels of support from friends and family in Donegal.Her future in the competition relies on public votes, so she is calling on everyone to help secure her place in the final.Voting details are available at: www.tg4.ieAilish McBride on cloud nine as she reaches ‘Glór Tíre’ semi-final was last modified: March 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ailish mcbrideGLOR TIRElast_img read more

Giants host Hunter Pence, fans embrace outfielder in return to Scottsdale

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–When the starting lineups were announced Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium, the loudest ovation was reserved for a player from the visiting side.Hunter Pence is back on a baseball field, and while he’s no longer wearing orange and black, Giants fans still treat him as one of their own.Pence arrived in Scottsdale with the Texas Rangers, who signed him to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp this offseason. Before his first at-bat, starter Derek Holland …last_img

Disaster Declared; Ag Businesses Battle

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — President Donald Trump approved Nebraska’s expedited request for federal disaster assistance on Thursday, opening the door to help the state recover from flood damages that include nearly $1 billion in preliminary losses to agriculture.Trump’s action makes federal funding available to repair public infrastructure in 66 Nebraska counties. In addition, Trump approved funds for individual losses in Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Nemaha, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington counties. That can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners.The declaration comes as many agribusinesses across Nebraska and Iowa continue to face logistical challenges as a result of extensive damage to public infrastructure.According to the eight-page disaster declaration request filed by Nebraska officials this week, preliminary estimates put agriculture losses from the flooding and blizzard near the $1 billion mark. State officials said the numbers could continue to rise as more-detailed assessments are completed.As state officials work to reopen Nebraska roads and restore infrastructure, agribusinesses in the state, as well as in Iowa, continue to struggle to return to normal operations.According to a Cargill spokesperson, the company’s Fremont, Nebraska, plant and warehouse remained closed on Thursday.Despite a few transportation challenges, Cargill said its facility in Blair, Nebraska is operational, including its ethanol plant.In addition, Cargill’s grain elevators in Albion, Gibbon, Shelton and Carleton in Nebraska are operational.“Our first priority is employee safety,” the company said in a statement.“In several communities across Iowa and Nebraska, we have employees displaced from their homes due to flooding and we are working with local community organizations and ‘Cargill Cares’ councils to provide them the immediate support they need.”Many ethanol plants in Nebraska continue to face logistical challenges from the flooding, according to Nebraska Ethanol Board Program Manager Megan Grimes.“Some of the plants are partially underwater like ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) in Columbus,” she said.“I believe ADM foresaw it coming and shut the plant down in stages. The main issue is rail service. Plants that have too much ethanol and nowhere to ship it have to shut down operation because they can’t take their product anywhere.”Chris Cuddy, president of carbohydrate solutions at ADM, told DTN on Thursday that logistical problems continue at the corn processing plant in Columbus.“Our corn processing facility in Columbus is currently operating but at a reduced capacity due to the limited rail access to the facility,” he said.“We do not have an estimate yet on when we will be able to resume normal operations. The timing will depend on how quickly the water recedes and when full rail service can resume. Our primary concern is the safety of our employees, and we are taking every precaution to ensure safety remains top of mind at all times. This will be a difficult time for the entire Columbus community, and we are focused on working together with all partners involved to manage through this situation.”Cuddy said the combination of flooding and cold weather throughout the Midwest has made the operating environment “challenging throughout the first quarter, but we are working to leverage our extensive transportation and operating network as much as possible to meet customer needs.”RAIL CHALLENGESGrimes said an ethanol plant in Ravenna is not flooded, but has had a unit train of ethanol with nowhere to go until rail service is repaired.Feedlots in the flood-damaged areas continue to struggle to get dried distillers grains because of logistical challenges.“Good news is railroads work fast and they will be the first to get the traffic restored and business running again,” Grimes said.“But there is a backup of service — coal trains parked all over waiting to get through, too. Once the rail lines are fixed, there will be logistical challenges of delivering corn and picking up DDGs with roads and bridges in disrepair.”Siouxland Ethanol in Jackson has switched to producing all wet distillers grains, she said, in order to help provide cattle feed in light of all of the hay loss in northeast Nebraska.IOWA PLANT DRYIn southwest Iowa, flooding on Interstate 29 is making life difficult for at least one ethanol producer.Mike Jerke, chief executive officer of Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, said the floodwaters are causing a number of issues.“SIRE is dry, but surrounding roads are a mess,” he said.“I-29 southbound is closed north of us. Secondary roads that are passable are in poor shape and getting worse with higher, re-routed traffic. One of our employees lost his home; two others are surrounded by water. Reports are that levees to south continue to fail as waters reach them.”Jerke said he is facing challenges getting corn to the plant. Some farmers are attempting to get to bins to load and find a way to deliver to the plant.“Road situation makes delivery a very long process,” he said.The plant is having daily conversations with Iowa Department of Transportation and county engineers to figure out which roads are open and those in need of temporary repair.“We are thankful that the impact has not been worse,” Jerke said. “Concerned about what is yet to come with thawing and normal spring rains. Fieldwork, let alone planting are a big question mark.”DTN Cash Grains Analyst Mary Kennedy said in her ethanol comments on Thursday that spot ethanol prices at major trading hubs were sharply higher as a result of rail lines being flooded and out of service in the Midwest.Kennedy said on the positive side, several ethanol plants are closed for spring maintenance.“As far as corn basis, have seen central Nebraska basis stronger, but heard from a merchandiser that basis strength is very isolated,” she said. “Southeast Nebraska is strong, but not to levels seen around Council Bluffs/Blair.”Nebraska residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated disaster counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov/…, or by calling from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing and speech impaired.To see more resources for disaster aid, or how to help those in need, see https://www.dtnpf.com/….Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(CZ/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. 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TechStars Boulder Now Accepting Applications For Summer Mentorship Program

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts If you procrastinated on applying for TechStars Boston and missed Monday night’s deadline but still want to attend a TechStars event, their summer program in Boulder, Colorado is now accepting applications.TechStars is a highly competitive funding and mentoring program based in Boston, Boulder and Seattle that helps young startups jump-start their businesses. Their impressive list of over 50 mentors includes WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, venture capitalist Fred Wilson and Foundry Group director Brad Feld. This summer’s program will be the fourth class of companies to go through the Boulder program, and if last year’s class is any example of how things will go this year, big possibilities await applicants. TechStars founder and CEO David Cohen announced last November that six of the 10 companies from the 2009 Boulder class closed investment deals with venture capital firms.One disadvantage Boulder applicants face is that any unselected applications from the Boston program are automatically rolled over into the Boulder applications, making the selection more competitive. The same thing will happen in Seattle, which means Seattle applicants will be ultimately vying for spots against the Boston and Boulder rejects.The deadline to apply for this summer’s Boulder program is Monday, March 22 at midnight Mountain Standard Time. Seattle applications open the following day.Photo by Flickr user Let Ideas Compete. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Kids ready for trip to Manchester United

first_imgIt was during a school football match in 2008 that Amit Dhankhar was told by his coach to shift to central defence from his usual role as a striker as the team was short at the back.Dhankhar, a student of CRPF School, adjusted so well to the role that he continued playing as a defender. He even represented the Delhi u-17 team. Now, the 15-year-old from Haryana is one step away from going to Old Trafford for a week’s training at Manchester United.Dhankhar, along with Agaiya Sharma and Kartikeya Swarup, have been shortlisted from the Delhi leg of the ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ programme. The trio will be joining 45 others from across the country for the final selection phase from September 10-15 in Bangalore. From the 48, 12 kids will be picked to go to Manchester United.More than 3,000 under-16 players attended the four-day trials at the Ambedkar Stadium here. Apart from the number of contestants, the heat made the task tougher for the kids to impress the six selectors, all of whom were AIFF accredited coaches.After the trials got over, Dhankhar heaved a sigh of relief. “There were so many players and the contest only intensified as the trials progressed. It was really tough in the final phases,” he said.”Though I have not made it to the final 12, I still have a chance for the Bangalore trials. I don’t stay with my family as I live in a hostel and I am going to celebrate.”The youngsters are aware that the training stint at the Premiership club will only be for one week and how useful it will be in honing their skills remains to be seen. “It would have been better if the training programme was longer. But still for a youngster like me getting an opportunity to train at the Theatre of Dreams does not come every day,” said Swarup, who has also represented India at the U-13 AFC Cup Football Festival in Iran earlier this year.advertisementlast_img read more

Reveling in his first PBA championship, Chito Victolero shares credit for Magnolia feat

first_imgA new champion coach in the PBA. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Chito Victolero wasn’t looked at as a successor to Tim Cone’s glorious run as head coach of the Purefoods franchise, but it’s what he turned out to be that cemented his legacy in the storied club.Hired from Kia, Victolero was tapped to help the struggling Hotshots move on from their drastic drop to 11-22 less than two years removed from completing the Grand Slam.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Victolero’s only PBA achievement before arriving in Magnolia’s camp was lead Kia to its lone playoff appearance in the 2016 Governors’ Cup, but he is now part of an elite league of champion coaches in the PBA.READ: Magnolia ends PBA title drought, closes out Alaska in Game 6 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAgainst the toughest opponent in Alaska, Magnolia survived six brutal games and capped it off with dominant 102-86 Game 6 win, but he was quick to defer the credit to his coaching staff including former head coach Jason Webb.“It’s not just me who deserves all this credit because I will give this to our coaching staff,” said Victolero in Filipino Wednesday at Ynares Center here. “The coaching staff’s support is just immense.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “This is what I like from this team is how this was formed because the chemistry is just beautiful. We’re like brothers here and this is one of the best groups that I’ve been in even when I was still a player.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIEScenter_img Long wait makes newest PBA title sweeter for Alvin Patrimonio, Magnolia “There’s this huge support system behind us and that’s what kept us motivated through all of this, the credit isn’t just on me, this is for the whole team, the players, the coaching staff, the support staff, and the management.”Victolero, who he led the Hotshots to three straight semifinals in the 2016-17 season before this season’s breakthrough, emphasized that the championship was the result of all the hard work and sacrifices from the whole team.READ: Long wait makes newest PBA title sweeter for Alvin Patrimonio, HotshotsIt also helped that his core of players didn’t just treat each other as teammates but as brothers both on and off the court.“I don’t know the feeling [of winning a title] but I just jumped around because I was just so happy because all of our sacrifices from last year and everything we learned from the semifinals and from this year all came together,” said Victolero.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more