Watch Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo Has More Moves Than You

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target A dancing cockatoo named Snowball achieved YouTube and late-night talk show fame back in 2009, when he was filmed grooving to a Backstreet Boys song. But it turns out Snowball’s dancing talent is not limited to a few simple moves like head bobbing and foot lifting.A team of researchers have presented new evidence that Snowball responds to music with diverse and spontaneous movements using various parts of his body, and has taught himself 14 different dance moves.The finding, described in the journal Current Biology, suggests that dancing to music isn’t an arbitrary product of human culture but a response to music that arises when certain cognitive and neural capacities come together in animal brains, the researchers say.“What’s most interesting to us is the sheer diversity of his movements to music,” said senior author Aniruddh Patel, a psychologist at Tufts University and Harvard University, noting that Snowball developed those moves without any training.Patel authored a previous study that confirmed that Snowball could move to the beat, which was notable in part because dancing is a natural ability in humans that’s absent in other primates.Soon after that study, Snowball’s owner and an author on the new paper, Irena Schulz, noticed that Snowball was making movements to music she hadn’t seen before.Researchers decided to study Snowball’s dance moves and look for similarities to humans’ dancing, specifically diversity in the movements and body parts used when responding to music. To do this, the team filmed Snowball grooving to ’80s songs “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper. They played each of the tunes for him three times for a total of 23 minutes.The study’s first author R. Joanne Jao Keehn, a cognitive neuroscientist and a trained dancer, then used frame-by-frame analysis with the audio muted. She focused on each “dance movement” or sequence of repeated movements. The movements of interest were clearly intentional, but Snowball wasn’t making them to achieve any plausible external goal.“Snowball developed this behavior spontaneously,” Patel told the Washington Post. “He was never given a food reward for any of this. He was never taught to make dance moves.”The video captured Snowball completing a diverse repertoire of 14 dance movements and two composite movements. He bobs, swings, and circles his head around in several different ways, sometimes in coordination with foot lifts or other movements.Unlike the way humans normally dance, Snowball tended to dance in snippets of about three or four seconds, the researchers said. Each time he heard a particular tune he danced a little differently, a sign of flexibility and the researchers speculate, even creativity.Virtually none of the movements were what anyone would consider natural for a cockatoo. “Certainly, they do movements as part of courtship,” Patel said. “But many of the moves we see in this study are things nobody has ever reported in the wild in terms of cockatoo behavior.”Snowball isn’t the first parrot to move to the music, but there have been questions about how such moves are acquired. In the study, researchers propose that the reason humans and parrots share a natural ability to dance may arise from the convergence of five traits: vocal learning; the capacity for nonverbal movement imitation; a tendency to form long-term social bonds; the ability to learn complex sequences of actions; and attentiveness to communicative movements.Read the full study here.More on Geek.com:Orphaned Baby Bird Gets Sold Uber Ride to Utah Rehab CenterEndangered Baby Kakapo Parrot Gets World-First Brain SurgeryParrot ‘Falls in Love’ With Amazon Alexa, UsesI It to Order Treatslast_img read more

WWE attendance 717720 Battleground TV Tapings

first_img WWE attendance figures from July 17 to July 20, 2015.* 7/17 NXT live event in Cocoa Beach, Florida: 300 fans (sellout).* 7/17 live event in Newark, New Jersey: 7,000 fans.* 7/18 live event in Peoria, Illinois: 4,000 fans.* 7/18 live event in Danville, Illinois: 3,500 fans.* 7/18 NXT live event in Venice, Florida: 400 fans.* 7/19 Battleground PPV in St. Louis, Missouri: 11,000 fans.* 7/20 RAW TV Tapings in Kansas City, Missouri: 9,800 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up ChangesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Facebook 7/27 NXT Live Results: Atlanta, GA (Two Championship matches, Karen Q injured) Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE tag team pulled from live events, Batista and RAW tonight, Former WWE star to retirelast_img read more

Nia Jax undergoes double knee surgery Matt Riddle removed from weekend NXT

first_imgFacebook Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Nia Jax and Dean Ambrose Match Reportedly Cancelled Videos Articles WWE’s Nia Jax Hopes Her Body Positivity Will Inspire Others Pinterest Nia Jax Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Former RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax has undergone the double knee surgery we reported she was slated to undergo. Jax had been working through two torn ACLs.Jax was last seen at WrestleMania 35 teaming with Tamina in a losing effort for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. That match was won by The IIconics and also included Sasha Banks and Bayley, as well as Natalya and Beth Phoenix. There is no timetable set for her return yet.https://twitter.com/NiaJaxWWE/status/1121506286804328454Matt Riddle removed from this weekend’s NXT house showsMatt Riddle posted on his Twitter that he has been removed from this weekend’s NXT house shows due to a mild arm infection. Riddle tweeted out an apology to fans expecting to see him.The NXT house show schedule starts tonight in Omaha, Nebraska, heads to Davenport, Iowa on Friday, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, and St. Paul, Minnesota on Sunday.I’ve been pulled from all the shows this weekend due to a mild arm infection which saddens me greatly, but real talk I got my new creature skateboard from CCS yesterday and I’m gonna go tear it up at the local skate park #originalbro #kingofbros #stallion #brover #splx pic.twitter.com/SlGgsxKTO8— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) April 25, 2019 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipNia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE EvolutionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants A WWE Match Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Captain Marvel: WWEs Nia Jax Challenges Brie Larson To A Match WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Nia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE Evolution Now Playing Up Next NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in actionlast_img read more

Report on WWE making a pitch to put the NXT show on

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Velvet Sky Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles AEW asking fans to vote for the final team for upcoming World Tag Title Tournament Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Facebook 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) A rumor has been making the rounds in the wrestling media.According to PWInsider and F4WOnline, WWE has made a pitch to the USA Network about moving NXT off the WWE Network and onto network television.This show would run head-to-head with AEW’s television show on TNT in the same time slot. The premiere date for NXT could come before October 2, which is when the AEW show premieres. In the move, NXT would become a two hour broadcast with a live component, though it is not known if they will be live every week or every other week.It was long rumored in the wrestling media that NXT could be a candidate for FS1 with WWE’s new deal with FOX, but USA Network is looking to be the true candidate.While nothing has been confirmed by WWE, expect news of NXT’s future to be announced soon.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+last_img read more

Ricochet Baron Corbin advance to the Quarterfinals of the King of the

first_img Following last night’s RAW, Ricochet and Baron Corbin have advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament.Ricochet defeated Drew McIntyre to win his King of the Ring 1st Round Match. Ricochet will go on to face Samoa Joe in the Quarterfinals, which take place next week on RAW from Baltimore, Maryland.Baron Corbin defeated The Miz to win his King of the Ring 1st Round Match. Corbin will go on to face Cedric Alexander in the Quarterfinals next week on RAW.Tonight’s Smackdown Live event will feature the final King of the Ring 1st Round Matches. Buddy Murphy will take on Ali, and Chad Gable will take on Shelton Benjamin. Elias and Andrade have already advanced to the Quarterfinals on the Smackdown Live brand.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Videos Articles Facebook WhatsApp Nikki Bella Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Drew Mcintyre CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Moviecenter_img Twitter Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Pinterest WWE Smackdown Results – 9/10/19 (The Undertaker returns, Clash of Champions build) Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Now Playing Up Next Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injurylast_img read more

Officials hope new sketch helps ID woman killed in 1991 crash

first_imgInvestigators released a new sketch Tuesday that they hope will help identify a woman exhumed from a Longview cemetery who was killed in a crash on Interstate 5 in 1991.The Washington State Patrol said the remains were exhumed from an unmarked grave at Longview Park and Cemetery in January 2014.The woman was buried there following her death in a fiery crash on the highway north of Kalama on May 14, 1991.Forensic artist Natalie Murry used the woman’s skull and bone structures, along information from witness who saw her before the crash, to make the sketch, according to the state patrol.Such sketches are routine for law enforcement investigations, the agency said, but are rarely used to identify people involved in a crash.The state patrol said investigators hope the sketch can help them find leads or name the woman. The state patrol asked anyone with information on the crash or the woman in the sketch to call Detective Sgt. Stacy Moate at 425-401-7745.last_img read more

Officer on fatal Charlottesville crash Hahahaha love this

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Massachusetts police officer is facing disciplinary action for writing “Hahahaha love this” on Facebook in response to a story about a car striking and killing a counter-protester at a white supremacist rally in Virginia.Springfield Officer Conrad Lariviere later apologized, saying in a Facebook conversation with Masslive.com that he’s a “good man who made a stupid comment.”Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri said he received a complaint about the comment Sunday.“I took immediate steps to initiate a prompt and thorough internal investigation,” Barbieri said via email. “If in fact this post did originate from an officer employed with the Springfield Police Department, this matter will be reviewed by the Community Police Hearings Board for further action.”Democratic Mayor Domenic Sarno denounced the comments.“There is no place for this in our society, let alone from a Springfield Police Officer,” Sarno said in a statement.Lariviere had written on Facebook: “Hahahaha love this, maybe people shouldn’t block road ways.”He was responding to a story about the death on Saturday of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was struck by a car that plowed into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nineteen others were injured. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio, was arrested shortly after and charged with second-degree murder.Lariviere also questioned whether the driver of the car that struck the crowd was a “nazi scumbag.”He responded to a critic who asked whether he had ever been struck by a car, saying he had been struck by someone “with warrants, but who cares right you ignorant brat live in a fantasy land with the rest of America while I deal with the real danger.”last_img read more

Neighbors of Fruit Valley lake point fingers at city

first_imgMost workday mornings, I drive south on Fruit Valley Road to get to The Columbian offices, and most evenings I take Fruit Valley north again. There’s little suspense or surprise involved in making this commute — other than the usual creeping hazard of tailgate zombies, always impatient with my maddeningly law-abiding pace. That does get my adrenalin pumping, a little, during too many commutes.But when hard rain fell in mid-February, an intermittent body of water I’ve always called “Frito Lake” submerged a slice of Fruit Valley Road and tested the mettle of commuters along that route. Apologies to the Frito-Lay plant that happens to be west of a dip in the road that’s usually shallow enough to ignore — until it fills with rainwater. Then, suddenly, it’s not so shallow anymore.I turned my little sedan around and went a different way. Then I called Burgener’s Woodworking, the small business on the east side of the road, which finds itself ground zero for Fruit Valley flooding. When I started to explain my question — what’s up with the body of water I’ve now renamed “Burgener Bottoms”? — somebody yelped “Oh my gosh,” and passed me directly to the boss.Robin Burgener said he’s been in business since the early 1990s at 4809 Fruit Valley Road, a building built in the 1970s. But no lake ever submerged Fruit Valley or his business, he insisted, until the city of Vancouver widened and improved the road about a decade ago — and installed a new stormwater system underneath it.“They changed the grade of the road at that point,” he said. “The street drains run downhill to this drywell, but it doesn’t have the capacity to deal with the rain.” So when it rains hard, he said, rainwater doesn’t just pool at this spot after falling from the sky. It also rises up from below.last_img read more

SR 14 traffic shifting to temporary roundabout

first_imgTraffic on state Highway 14 will shift to a temporary roundabout at 32nd Street as construction continues on two roundabouts in Washougal.Using a temporary roundabout will minimize delays and move traffic more efficiently than a temporary traffic signal. It also will allow the permanent roundabout to be built without closing Highway 14.From 7 p.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday, drivers can expect to alternate through a single lane, with flaggers, at the intersection of Highway 14 and 32nd Street. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, all traffic will use the temporary roundabout for about five weeks.This work is weather dependent and could be delayed.The temporary roundabout will be built on the south side of Highway 14 and will be much smaller than the permanent roundabout. It will include curbing, striping and pavement markers to guide drivers.Large permitted truck loads on Highway 14 can drive through the roundabout, but there will be some turn restrictions.Drivers from 32nd Street southbound turning right onto Highway 14 westbound will need to yield to highway traffic.Interested in tracking the construction progress? Check out this online construction camera: app.oxblue.com/open/wsdot/sr14accessimprovements.last_img read more

Messi out of ICC

first_imgLionel Messi will sit out Barcelona’s International Champions Club preseason campaign, according to Goal.Ernesto Valverde’s squad to the preseason competition is missing Messi, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez.The Argentine captain will miss the Barcelona’s preseason tour of the United States due to his participation in the World Cup with Argentina.The talisman has been given extra time to recover from the World Cup even though his country was eliminated in the second-round against France on June 30.Barcelona travel to the US on Tuesday where they’ll come against AS Roma, Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan over the next ten days.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Spanish duo of Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquet are also expected to miss out on the tour of the United States. Also missing in action, are the French pair of Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele who won the World Cup with France.The list of absentees mean Barcelona have a relatively inexperienced squad with the likes of Sergi Samper, Munir and Marlon part of the traveling party.New boys Clement Lenglet and Arthur are also part of the squad while goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter-Stegen is expected to join that team at a later date.last_img read more

Southampton excited to see what Danny Ings brings to the team

first_imgThe English forward joined Southampton from Liverpool after three years with The Reds; he only played 14 matchesDanny Ings joined Southampton this Thursday night, on a season-long loan from Liverpool.And comments about his new club and what is expected from him came soon.Southampton boss Mark Hughes spoke to the club’s website to say something about the new loan.“There was significant competition for Danny, with a lot of clubs keen to complete a deal for him, so we’re clearly delighted that he chose to join us,” he was reported saying by Sky Sports News.“We have admired him for some time now, not only for his ability but also his character and personality, which we feel will be an ideal fit in our dressing room,” he added.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s obviously a local boy, who gives us another excellent option up front. He didn’t get to play as much as he would have liked at Liverpool, but he has been injury-free for some time now and has a real point to prove,” the manager commented.“It’s a great boost for us on the eve of the season to bring another quality player into the squad, and we’re excited about what he can bring to the group.”Your newest Saint! ? #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/7ClbxOeCTk— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 9, 2018last_img read more

Gattuso warns of match against Roma

first_imgFor the AC Milan manager, the Giallorossi is a very strong opponent, which has very quick players in the Italian Lega Serie AGennaro Gattuso is not comfortable after his AC Milan club lost their opening match of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.The Italian manager is looking for his first win, and in front, they have a strong Roma opponent.“We’re preparing for a match against an opponent with very different characteristics,” Gattuso warned as quoted by Football Italia.“We have to pay attention to Dzeko. They have quick players, they’re good on the break, and they’ve got tall players so we need to be very careful on dead balls and pay close attention.”Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“In terms of mentality very little will change, we always have to go into a game with balance and not feel like it’s a scrap,” he said.“Against Napoli saw the real Milan for 60 minutes. When we keep the ball, when we make our opponents think, it’s hard to play against us.”“We ran more than Napoli, the problem is how you run. That’s why I say we have to play on 25-30 meters, when we go chasing it and just swing crosses in that’s where our problems come from,” he explained.“If the goal for 2-2 didn’t deflect of [Giacomo] Bonaventura he’d have saved it. Two out of three times that ball would go out, the other it’ll go where it did.”“We can’t single one person out for blame, on the third goal everyone fell asleep. There was an individual error, but I’m happy with Donnarumma,” he added.last_img read more

Paulo Dybala thrilled with confidence boosting goal

first_imgJuventus forward Paulo Dybala is pleased to get off the mark as the club made their best start to a season in 88 yearsThe Serie A leaders claimed a seventh successive win on Wednesday night with Dybala registering his first goal of the season with an acrobatic effort from a rebound before Blaise Matuidi sealed a 2-0 win over Bologna.Speaking afterwards, Dybala spoke of his delight to finally get his name on the scoresheet this season following a Man of the Match display.“It’s a goal that gives me confidence,” he told the club website.“I work hard to give my best for the team. Prior to tonight, I had not been playing badly, but was unable to find the net, so it’s great to get off the mark.”After making some big recruits in the summer, Juventus are the only side in the Serie A to win all six of their opening games.“Big players have arrived at the club and we’ll find out if Juventus are now the strongest team. There’s a buzz around the place, also because of Cristiano [Ronaldo], so long may that continue,” said Dybala.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“That said, it’s important to underline that we do not play only for Ronaldo. Yes, we help him to score, but the end goal is to win football matches.”Juventus will next face title rivals Napoli on Saturday at Turin.Dybala added: “Against Napoli, we will be going for three more points. Ultimately, these are easy games to prepare for, because they are worth so much.”Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri stated his belief that Dybala will form a strong partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo after the win.I’m back 🔙! Felice per il gol ma soprattutto per la vittoria ⚪️⚫️ #serieA #juventus #soccer #futbol #dybalanation pic.twitter.com/y7KV44a6iy— Paulo Dybala (@PauDybala_JR) September 26, 2018last_img read more

Arsenal Legend reveals why he wishes he was still a player

first_imgFormer Arsenal midfielder and Nice manager Patrick Vieira has expressed his feelings over the attitude of striker Mario Balotelli.Patrick Vieira has had a reasonable start to life as Nice manager and the Italian has been a key member of his squad although he has struggled to find the back of the net this term.Vieira was appointed the manager of the French side in the summer and they are currently seventh place in Ligue 1 table, four points outside the Champions League places.In an interview with l’Equipe, as quoted in Football London, Vieira gave an astonishing response to questions about Balotelli and why he wished he was still a player.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…He said: “When it comes to Mario, I want to answer back, or just slam him up against the wall or leave him hanging by his collar on the coat rack, but I can’t, as I’m no longer a player.“I have to think twice before I say anything, because it can have an impact and I risk losing a great player. I don’t want to say something I’ll regret.“I am trying to be constructive in my comments to him.”last_img read more

Leeds manager Bielsa admits spy claims

first_imgLeeds boss Marcelo Bielsa accepts he did send someone to spy on Derby County’s training but still hasn’t apologised for the scenario.Derby reported that a Leeds employee had to be removed by police around the training ground ahead of Friday night’s Championship match between the clubs.Derby manager Frank Lampard suspended training and took the players off the pitch after the ‘spy’ was discovered.Asked about the incident before facing Derby, Bielsa told Sky Sports:“It’s true it was someone from Leeds United. I am responsible for it. It doesn’t matter if this is legal or illegal, or right or wrong…Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.“For me, it is enough that Frank Lampard and Derby felt it was not the right thing to do, for me to believe that I didn’t behave well.“Yesterday I talked to Frank Lampard and he said I didn’t respect the rules of fair play. I have a different point of view on it, but the important thing is what Frank Lampard and Derby think.“I am the only one responsible for it, because I didn’t ask for the permission of Leeds to do it.“Without trying to find a justification, I have been using this kind of practice since the qualifiers for the World Cup with Argentina. It is not illegal, we have been doing it publicly and we talk about it in the press. For some people, it’s the wrong thing to do and for other people, it’s not the wrong thing to do.”last_img read more

Craig Cathcart on Watfords comeback victory

first_imgWatford defender Craig Cathcart reflects on their 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace after he scored on both ends of the pitch on Saturday.Cathcart was unfortunate to be on the end of Abdoulaye Doucouré’s attempted clearance which ricocheted off him and went into the net.The Northern Irishman equaled the most own goals scored in the Premier League this season, on par with Wesley Hoedt of Southampton.He went from zero to hero in the 67th minute when he nodded in the equalizer from a corner kick sent in by Jose Holebas.Tom Cleverley then came off the bench and scored in the 74th minute to give the visitors a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“It was my first brace! So I’m happy with that…” Cathcart jokingly told the club’s website.“Obviously, it’s nice after scoring an O.G. to get the equalizing goal. Then we had the momentum going forward.“The second goal from Tom was a great finish, and we pretty much controlled the game after that.”last_img read more

Solskjaer wary of Liverpools threat as he seeks Fergies support

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has opened the door to Sir Alex Ferguson to give Manchester United’s team talk before they face bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.Solskjaer who understands the magnitude and importance of the clash wants his team to have a grasp of what it means to the fans.And the interim manager believes Fergie is the right man for the job despite admitting they cannot be caught up in the emotion of the occasion.🤣During the press conference this morning, Ole Gunnar Solskjær joked that Sir Alex Ferguson will take the Manchester United team talk against Liverpool!😬Who would like to see this happen?! #MUFC #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/GEcmShOqPu— Betfred (@Betfred) February 22, 2019“He would be welcome to have his talk to the players because we know how much it means for him to overtake Liverpool,’ said Solskjaer of his former manager who took such delight in ‘knocking Liverpool off their f***ing perch’ during his 26 years at Old Trafford.“I played in a few of these myself and know the magnitude of it for the fans and everyone who works here. He told the Daily Mail.“The staff there have been making comments that this is the big one, then it’s our job to be focusing and channelling all that energy into performance mode when we start the game on Sunday.“It’s not about emotions. I understand emotion can be brought into it but we have to stay focused and controlled with some fight in us as well.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Solskjaer went to explain the need to win the game in what could be pivotal to securing a Champions League spot“For them, it’s a big game, we want to be in the top four and we’re playing Liverpool. We know how big that game is for Manchester United, the staff and supporters.“We’re just looking forward to another challenge for this team. We want to build this team to be worthy of Manchester United’s history.”Asked if he would prefer Tottenham to win what he sees a three-horse title race, a smiling Solskjaer replied: ‘Maybe!’”Whoever we play against, we want to win the game.”The Reds are well aware of the threat #MUFC will pose but head to Old Trafford with designs only on bringing the three points back to Anfield, @MoSalah insists…https://t.co/htDH5OILxV— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 22, 2019Solskjaer believes the clash with their arch-rivals will be somewhat similar to the PSG tie. He, however, feels his players are ready to show they have learned from that experience.“We have to perform better than we did against PSG because it’s a big game and a big team,’ he said. ‘Suddenly we’re not underdogs anymore.“We know we’re in for a very tough game. Liverpool have been fantastic and will know to come to Old Trafford it should be a difficult one. They pay us respect and we’ll pay them respect.”last_img read more

Ministry of Government Support Services takes part in Renewable Energy and Regulatory

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks & Caicos Islands Government Press Release, 01 Oct 2014 – Deputy Secretary, Russell Cox and Energy and Utilities Commissioner, Malike Cummings attended the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) forums in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 22-23 of September 2014. The annual renewable energy forum considered how to work towards achieving greater acceptance and increased integration of renewable energy generation into the energy mix. Both also attended the Regulatory Forum, co- sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the World Bank, on the 24 September, 2014. Malike Cummings, presented a paper at the Renewable Energy Forum titled; Energy Policy and Strategy Solution-The Case of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). This outlined the core policy principles and actions to address the barriers to sustainable energy in the TCI. The paper acknowledges the need to take advantage of integrative and comprehensive approaches, targeting legislative and regulatory framework reforms, operational efficiency improvement as well as energy efficiency initiatives, renewable energy integration with consideration and assessment given also to the integration of future viable alternative fuels into the energy mix. The Regulatory Forum session which targeted an audience comprising, ministers, regulators, government representatives and management from several electric utilities across the region. The various stakeholder perspectives were brought to the fore, culminating in the documenting of regulatory solutions for further evaluation and implementation, in an effort to address the regulatory challenges facing the Caribbean energy sector, as well as the identification of opportunities to enable efficient renewable energy integration. Russell Cox said: “I was very impressed with the content of these strategic talks. It was very helpful to have taken part and to share the latest thinking on how to improve the energy sector, especially renewable energy integration and energy efficiency implementation. Clearly, we need concerted, collaborative efforts and greater commitment by everyone to ensure sustained success and accomplishment of our objectives.”ENDS Related Items:Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation, malike cummings cox, renewable energy, russel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you $20 Billion Invested In Renewable Energy Sectorlast_img read more

Provo Roadrunners finish fine at Marathon Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Jan 2015 – We got em; those 13 Provo Roadrunners were filmed by Magnetic Media this weekend after doing a valiant job in the half marathon and the Sunshine Insurance Agency Marathon Bahamas. You can see photos and our news reports of the participants from the TCI and across the globe when you follow, like, subscribe or link up and you can pinterest your favorites too! Two guys even ran the marathon dressed as Superman and the Green Lantern at the event held in Nassau on Sunday. Related Items:marathon, provo runners, sunshine insurance agency RED CROSS CALLING ON PROVO TO WALK WITH JILLcenter_img Recommended for you Provo Runners headed to Marathon Bahamas Weekendlast_img read more

Mayor Of Montego Bay Highlights Citys Achievements

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, July 14 (JIS): With Montego Bay celebrating its 35th anniversary of being granted city status, Mayor Glendon Harris says there are major achievements of which the city can be proud.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ in Montego Bay, today (July 14), Mayor Harris said despite some obvious shortfalls, the city has grown in stature and currently stands as the fastest developing city in the Caribbean.Citing the high level of infrastructural development, the growing world renowned Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) industry, the establishment of several university campuses, and investments by major hotel chains, the Mayor said Montego Bay has come a far way in 35 years.“We are employing strategies that will ensure that Montego Bay becomes the Montego Bay that we want – the complete resort – comfortable for the residents and comfortable for visitors,” he said.The Mayor pointed out that issues which are holding back the city’s development will be tackled head on by the authorities, using a “tough love” approach.“It is the love for the city that will tell us that you cannot vend where you want to vend…it is the love that is going to let us say you cannot throw your garbage at the most convenient place, so we are at that stage now where we will be tackling these problems,” he said.Montego Bay was granted city status on October 9, 1980. The proclamation of its recognition as a city was officially read in Sam Sharpe Square on May 1, 1981, by then Minister of Local Government, Pearnel Charles.It has Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s largest airport, the Donald Sangster International, and as such is the gateway to most of the island’s tourists.According to figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, last year Jamaica welcomed over 3.5 million visitors to the island, a 3.6 per cent increase over 2013. Gross earnings from the sector in 2014 stood at US$2.1 billion, which translates to a 5.8 per cent increase over the previous year. Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor ‘Lights Up’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Mo-Bay Expects To Earn Us$9 Million During Reggae Sumfest Sandals’ Ceo Stewart’s A Winner… Again! Recommended for you Related Items:35th anniversary, Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) industry, city achievements, mayor harris, montego baylast_img read more