September 24

Deschamps hopes Barca boss plays Griezmann ‘where he can perform’

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’Nothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The World France boss Didier Deschamps has been talking about Antoine Griezmann and how the arrival of Ronald Koeman will affect the striker at Barcelona. The new Barca boss has already spoken about Griezmann and how he plans to use him in his preferred position next season, and Deschamps says he hopes that the 29-year-old can go on and shine at the Camp Nou in 2020-21. “I will speak with Griezmann, as I do with the rest of the players, they all have different feelings in their clubs and we talk about it, but I don’t have any special message to give him,” he said. “Today everything is uncertain and it is not known what will happen. Messi will continue, he will not continue … A new coach can mean different ideas.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: JUST-IN: Lionel Messi could stay at Barcelona until 2021 “I hope he puts him in a position where he can perform and show all his skills. He doesn’t have that problem with us because he knows exactly what we want from him.” Griezmann is currently with the France squad for Nations League games against Sweden on Saturday in Stockholm and Croatia on Tuesday in Paris. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

September 20

Winter athletes celebrated at banquet

first_img Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) Bio MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020 Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020center_img Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. BAR HARBOR — “I think I have the best job in the world,” said Mount Desert Island High School student activities director Bunky Dow March 10 at the winter sports athletic banquet.Leaders of the Athletic Boosters thanked team parents and concession volunteers, calling them essential to the smooth functioning of the athletic program.The winter cheering squad this year included Malorie Young, Jessica Fox, Genevieve Goebel, Ashley McEachern, Claire Elk, Robin Nicholson, Ali Goodwin, Hannah Carroll, Mackenzie Myers, McKenzie Young, Karli Dyer, and alternate Haleigh Smith. They were coached by Katie Leighton and Taylor Fernald.The varsity boys’ basketball team had a Player of the Year, an All-Academic, a Coach of the Year, and many other awards.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn indoor track, Madeline Cook, Caroline Driscoll, and Emma Strong were recognized for state-qualifying performances in their events. On the boys’ side, Chapin McFarland, Brandon Murphy, Matt Hanna, Ralph Magnani, and Will Richards were state champions in their events.The varsity girls’ basketball team received their Eastern Maine Champion banner, and individual awards.In swimming, the boys’ team were PVC runners up. Tom Gallup and Will Greene were state champions in their events. The girls’ swim team received their Eastern Maine and state champion banners. Leila Johnston, Lydia Dacorte, Avalon Kerley, and Sydney Wright were state champions in individual and relay events.A mandatory informational meeting for spring sports is set for Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest Postslast_img read more

September 17

Bailey: Shafer’s first season should be viewed as success regardless of outcome in Texas Bowl

first_img Published on December 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ HOUSTON — For the first time all season, Scott Shafer seemed at ease behind the podium in the Westin Galleria Houston on Thursday morning.He enthusiastically posed for photos with the team captains and his wife, Missy. He opened up about his sister, Heidi’s, epilepsy. He even joked subtly about Marquis Spruill’s arrest last season.Shafer was in victory form, and deservedly so. While the Orange still has one game left, facing Minnesota in the Texas Bowl at 6 p.m. on Friday, there’s nothing left to prove. The season has been a success. This is just an extra gift.“We want to try to get out and go and try to get a victory, as does Coach (Jerry) Kill and his boys,” Shafer said, “but at the end of the day just playing a college football game just after Christmas is just an exciting time for us at Syracuse.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 46-year-old Shafer inherited a team without a starting quarterback entering a more competitive Atlantic Coast Conference. He plowed forward through crippling injuries to the secondary and receiving corps, and balanced a hard-nosed on-field effort with equally strenuous efforts in the recruiting realm.The first-year Orange head coach not only propelled his program to exceed expectations this season, but firmly planted the team to succeed in the future. “We do everything Coach asks us to do,” running back Jerome Smith said. “We give a little bit more effort. On both sides of the ball we always figure out a way to get it done.”When Shafer was hired on Jan. 9, program-changing QB Ryan Nassib was headed to the NFL. So too were his stud wide receivers Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales, and arguably the Orange’s best defensive player in safety Shamarko Thomas. Doug Marrone had taken most of his offensive staff to Buffalo, and the future image of SU football was unclear. Shafer enlisted recruiting stud George McDonald as his offensive coordinator and built a close-knit staff around him. One he didn’t micromanage — even as the outgoing defensive coordinator. He stood for toughness and grittiness, the do-it-the-right-way kind of guy who backs up his hard-nosed coach speak with a very real personality.Players followed. In short, Shafer built a football family. “He really has a good connection with all the players,” center Macky MacPherson said, “especially on the defensive side of the ball last year. He had a real strong connection with those guys, and I think that’s really grown to everyone on the team. “Guys love him, and that’s why they play their butts off for him.”They stood by him even in the most daunting moments of adversity.When golden boy Oklahoma transfer Drew Allen fell through in the early weeks, Shafer turned to sophomore Terrel Hunt. When Adrian Flemming and Ross Krautman started a long trickle of season-ending injuries, Shafer preached the “next guy up” mentality, and so did his team. And when a team predicted by many to finish second-to-last in the ACC — and 5-7 by yours truly — seemed bound for failure, Shafer urged it not to give up.His infectious, hard-nosed personality seeped into his team. The players bought in and fought, upending North Carolina State and Maryland before winning what MacPherson called one of the five greatest football games in Carrier Dome history against Boston College.“It’s just a dream come true to be part of something like this and to see Syracuse excel,” MacPherson said. “I can’t wait to see what they do in the future.”As long as Shafer is around, the future will be bright. Now, that’s not to say Syracuse is going to jump up with the likes of Florida State and Clemson any time soon, but a winning mark in conference play and continually improving recruiting classes can be expected.Four-star wide receiver K.J. Williams and three-star wide receiver Corey Cooper could be joined by highly touted three-star wideout Steve Ishmael in next year’s class.That, combined with a bowl game in his first season, is plenty of reason for Scott Shafer to loosen up this week. He’s earned it.Stephen Bailey is an asst. sports editor for The Daily Orange, where his columns appear occasionally. You can contact him at and @Stephen_Bailey1. Commentslast_img read more

August 30

ICS‑digital’s Ben Jones: iGaming and the future of entertainment

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Share After hitting £31.23 billion by the end of 2016, the iGaming industry’s total worth is forecasted to reach £57.73 billion by the end of 2020, writes ICS‑digital Marketing Executive Ben Jones.In the past decade, the world of iGaming has exploded. Since the introduction of new legislation in 2014, the UK’s remote gambling sector alone has increased more than three times, coming in just shy of £5 billion in revenue at the end of last year. To put it in context, 11% of all global internet traffic now comes from online casino players. There is also a massive difference in growth when compared to other entertainment sectors such as the world of music and film. In 2017, the money spent on gaming reached £66 billion, which is more than consumers spent on movies (£44 billion) and recorded music (£13 billion) combined.It would seem a fair assumption to conclude that the meteoric growth of remote gambling in the past decade could be partly due to the decrease in popularity of non-remote gambling outlets, such as betting shops and casinos. However, all such sectors – except bingo halls – have actually seen a moderate increase in popularity and profits despite the success of the remote gambling industry. This essentially means that the growth of iGaming isn’t due to non-remote users changing to online outlets; quite the contrary, as both remote and non-remote sectors have seen positive numbers. The remote gambling sector not only appeals to those who have never gambled, by being a more convenient and interactive way of gambling, but also to those existing gamblers who are embracing the digital age but still enjoy the experience of visiting non-remote betting outlets. There is one huge contributing factor to the growth of iGaming over the last ten years; the advancements of mobile technology. As technology improves, connectivity and accessibility also improve. This has allowed users to join online casinos, online bingo halls and place wagers on real and virtual sports from anywhere in the world using a mobile device.Similarly, gaming has also successfully migrated from console to mobile devices in the last five years, with mobile titles becoming the fastest growing in the industry, making up 43% of the global gaming market at £35.4 billion – which is a huge 19.3% increase on last year. The average person spends between 30 and 40 hours per week on a mobile device and this number is growing every day, meaning that it is much easier to attract attention for a new game through a mobile device. More and more developers are concentrating their efforts on mobile-only applications. At one point, mobile apps were an addition to a desktop site, whereas nowadays, more and more companies are creating mobile-only platforms. Another factor to the growth of iGaming is that online gambling isn’t as restricted by demographics as other gambling and entertainment sectors. For example, older people are becoming much more comfortable with technology, becoming more confident on gambling platforms and handling currency online. Online gambling is also becoming appealing to more and more younger people. The younger demographic are becoming more interested in gambling and iGaming, especially as many young sports fans avidly place wagers on games and matches. It is no secret that the younger audience are incredibly tech-savvy, so the idea of getting involved in gambling and wagering – and, most importantly, winning money – without the need to leave the home is very attractive. This, perhaps, allows operators to avoid the perceived negative connotations associated with gambling by the younger generation.The variety of gambling methods and markets is also playing a large part in the growth of online gambling, with consumers able to bet on more or less any sport on the planet, political outcomes and even famous baby names. This means that there is likely to be an appealing bet for anyone who is interested in placing a wager. Another important factor to consider is the high increase in female online gamblers. In 2015, the female gambling population accounted for 49% of users in the UK. Studies have shown that women prefer to gamble in private, often on their mobile device, so that they can play comfortably and confidently and are less likely to be intimidated by male players. Some companies have gone as far as to create female-orientated platforms, such as 888ladies and Pink Casino, to tap into the continuously emerging market.There is a very strong emotional connection between the user and iGaming, especially when compared to other entertainment sectors. You can’t interact with music or a recorded piece of film, nor can you dictate the journey or outcome. In iGaming, meanwhile, the player creates the narrative and experiences a journey based on their decisions and skill. They become emotionally invested in the outcome, even more so as they are placing a wager on their own decisions and luck. The growth of the online gambling market is set to continue and will pick up speed quickly. The advances in mobile technology, mobile connectivity and emerging tech-savvy demographics will all help drive the industry forward.last_img read more

August 14

Wanda Moberg, 89, formerly of Wellington: Feb. 9, 1927 – Feb. 18, 2016

first_imgWanda MobergWanda Moberg, age 89, of Claremore, Okla, former long-time resident of Wellington, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Wood Manor in Claremore.Wanda was born in Nevada, Mo. on February 9, 1927 to Barney E. Koeger and Pearl M. (Randleman) Koeger.  She attended school in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School with the class of 1945. Wanda met her husband Karl W. Moberg when he stopped to help fix a flat tire on a car she was riding in.  They were married on April, 27, 1946 in Reno, Nevada. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage. He proceeded her in death in 1982.Wanda and Karl moved to Wellington in 1953 when Karl opened his optometry practice at Hatcher Clinic. She lived in Wellington until 2010 when she moved to Claremore, OK. Wanda was a tireless volunteer.  She volunteered for the St. Luke’s Hospital (later SRMC) Women’s Auxiliary for over 40 years.  She organized the annual St Luke’s Hospital Bazarre for several years and later ran the SRMC Gift Shop with the volunteer “Pink” ladies.  She served on the hospital board as well. Wanda received her 60 year pin for being a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Wanda was a member of the Wellington Art Association and the First Presbyterian Church where she served in the capacity of Deacon, Trustee, and Ruling Elder.Wanda loved to paint. She was part owner of Paint & Putter and The Hen House in Wellington.  She taught Tole painting and Decoupage lessons for many years. Her hobbies included painting, knitting and playing Bridge.  Wanda was known as an excellent cook, music lover and she could “cut a rug” back in the day.Wanda was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Karl, sister Opal Douglas, and brother, Denzel Curry.She is survived by her daughters Carley Moberg of Wellington and Melissa (Mike) Geubelle of Claremore, OK, one grandson, Austin Geubelle of Owasso, OK, and several nieces and nephews.Memorial services for Wanda will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wellington, Kansas.In lieu of flowers her family asks that contributions be given to the Sumner Regional Medical Center-Women’s Auxiliary. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comArrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more

August 12

PBSO Searching for Driver Involved in Fatal West Palm Hit-and-Run

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to locate the driver of a car that was involved in a fatal hit and run crash in West Palm Beach on Friday night.According to a crash report, 67-year-old Natalie Tripodi was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle while trying to walk across the eastbound lanes of Okeechobee Blvd. at Meridian Rd., just east of the Turnpike, around 9:45 p.m.A witness told deputies the traffic light for the unknown vehicle was green when the crash happened.Deputies add the unknown vehicle fled the scene, and Tripodi was pronounced dead at the crash site by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (561) 688-3400.last_img read more

January 10

Infantino says Italy’s World Cup failure is a wake-up call

first_img“I think it’s a collective sadness. We’re talking about a team with a great tradition who give their best in events like this.“But those who are in Russia deserved to qualify and in any case Italy stayed out with an Italian President: do we need anything else to say we’re honest and clean?”Infantino, the Swiss-born son of Italian immigrant parents, took over the scandal-battered world body from disgraced president Sepp Blatter in February 2016.“I would have liked to have given the cup to Buffon though,” admitted the 47-year-old.Infantino said that there had been signs of trouble within the four-time world champions long before their dramatic failure in last November’s play-offs.“There have been signals to this effect for a long time, and (Matteo) Darmian’s shot against Sweden could have gone in instead of hitting the post, but he would have only concealed the problems.“Italy were the first in the world for organisation, clubs, training, structures, food, tactics. We forgot that, without work, talent is not enough.“How many young people advance to the first team?”.Italy are without a national coach and a football federation president with the FIGC currently under the guardianship of the national Olympic committee CONI.Infantino said he hoped this would be “as short as possible”.“One or two men cannot change a situation that needs a strong president, backed by all parties, and with a long-term strategy: clubs, leagues, players, everyone has to go in the same direction, as in Germany in the 90s, after the crisis of results, as in England after the Heysel (Stadium disaster), everyone at the table thinking about the common good, today Germany wins the World Cup and Confederations with young players, and England are world champions in Under 17 and Under 20.”Infantino added that he hoped to encourage 40-year-old Juventus and Italy goalkeeping legend Buffon to take a role in football’s governing body when he retires.“Could he take a role in FIFA? I’m going to go in person and get him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FIFA president Gianni Infantino wishes Italy had qualified for the 2018 World Cup © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVMILAN, Italy, Feb 15 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.“I’m sad, yes I’m sad for the World Cup. I almost cried,” Infantino, who holds both Swiss and Italian nationality, said in an interview with Italy’s Gazzetta Dello Sport five months ahead of the World Cup final match in Russia.last_img read more

December 30


first_imgTHE following is an edited version of a letter sent by a solicitor on behalf of Mr de Dietrich six weeks ago.Dear SirsIt has been brought to our attention that you propose….. to publish an item in the course of which our above client will be named as being involved in a suspected “Ponzi scheme”, that is, a sophisticated fraud. According to our information and instructions, it will be claimed, among other things, that our client has been involved in defrauding, to a substantial extent, a number of “investors”, by falsely and untruthfully promising an unusually high rate of return on “investments” made.We are instructed to place on the record that any such allegations are wholly without foundation, are totally inaccurate, and are grossly defamatory.Our client has not been asked for any comment in relation to the matters, and had he been, he would have been in a position to advise you of the baseless nature of your information.We are instructed that, had the most rudimentary enquiries been made by yourselves, it would have been clear that no complaint of fraud has been made against our client. We are instructed to demand that any material relating to our client be shown to him, in advance of publication, for comment, and for an opportunity to correct potential inaccuracies.We are further instructed that if defamatory material is published notwithstanding this correspondence, we are to seek immediate relief from the High Court, to include injunctive relief and damages.The writer can be contacted on 086 XXX XXXX should you wish to discuss this matter further.Yours sincerelyXXXXXXXX has contacted the lawyer to ask him if his client plans to hand himself over to the authorities in Northern Ireland on the foot of the warrant for his arrest.FRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: WHAT HIS LAWYER SAID LAST MONTH was last modified: January 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

December 29

Portugal star Andre Gomes plays down link to Jose Mourinho’s Man United

first_img1 Andre Gomes in action for Valencia Manchester United target Andre Gomes has distanced himself from a move to the club – insisting his focus is solely on the Euros with Portugal.With United expected to announce Jose Mourinho as their new manager this week, rumours of a potential switch to Old Trafford for his fellow countryman Gomes have intensified.But the £49m-rated playmaker insists there has been no contact from United and refused to discuss his future while on international duty.“It’s not important at this point of time”, he told Portuguese outlet DN Sport.“We are all Portuguese at the moment, and that’s the only interest I will talk about.”last_img read more

December 28


first_imgA man told a Judge he was late for court because his washing machine broke down.Cassells arrives at a previous sitting of Letterkenny District Court. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Daryll Cassells was two hours late for his appearance at Letterkenny District Court where he faced two charges of burglary. When asked why he was late by Judge Conal Gibbons, Cassells blamed his washing machine.Judge Gibbons asked the accused what his washing machine had to do with him being late?Cassells replied that he had no clean clothes.“Oh well that’s okay then. We couldn’t have you coming in here naked. That wouldn’t be good at all.“The next time you’re coming to court, make sure you put your clothes in the washing machine the night before and put it on automatic,” he said.The 20 year old accused faces two charges of burglary at LK Hair and Design and Grainne’s Beauty Salon at Larkin’s Lane, Letterkenny on July 25th last.Cassells previously told the court that h had dabbled with drugs since he was 8 years old and was now trying to go clean.He had moved out of Dublin in an effort to get away from the drugs scene there.Judge Gibbons adjourned the case for a week until August 20th. And he added “Make sure your washing machine is working by then.”MAN’S LATE COURT EXCUSE FAILS TO WASH WITH JUDGE! was last modified: August 14th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:courtDaryll Cassellsdonegalwashing machinelast_img read more