first_imgFlamengo, the most popular club in Brazil, announced Tuesday that they are signing Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis, who is out of contract in the Spanish capital after nine seasons there. The club posted a photo of Flilipe wearing a club shirt when he was a child to highlight his long term appreciation for the club. Sport EN El Flamengo brasileño anuncia la contratación de Filipe Luis 23/07/2019 The 33-year-old left-back helped Brazil win the Copa America and signed a contract with Flamenco in his homeland until December 31, 2021. Kevin-Prince Boateng, very close to returning to Eintracht Frankfurt Upd. at 20:03 IN SPORT.ES RELATED STORIES CESTlast_img read more

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – Recent Marshfield graduate, Kade McManus has punched his ticket to the 2019 Golden Gloves competition in Chattanooga, TN.McManus delivered a first-round knockout in Madison on March 16 to become state champion in the in 165 pound division and secure his spot in nationals – a goal he has been working steady for the past two years.“I started April 2017; I started at Dr. (Patrick) ‘Sully’ Sullivan’s house,” McManus recalled. “I worked out there all summer, then he told me that I should come to Gust (Gym), so I could start competing and there are good coaches up here.”Though his training started in 2017, the path to boxing began early in his childhood, as Kade is the youngest kid in the McManus family – with three brothers and one sister.“Ever since I was young, it was like keeping up with them, keeping up with their friends,” he said. “My mom always says that anywhere they were, I was two or three steps behind trying to keep up. It just kind of bred competition. No matter what we do – whether it is brushing our teeth in the morning – we’ve always got to compete.“I am a very competitive person. My brothers, we just kind of always competed, so I kind of find that boxing is like the ultimate competition. It’s the like the hardest sport in the world. It is harder than football, which two of my brothers do, and it is obviously harder than soccer. It’s like I am competing in the toughest sport.”McManus trains twice a week at the gym, but works with Dr. Sullivan nearly every day. He said that he enjoys the singular rivalry of the sport.“I’ve always like one-on-one sports. I started out with soccer when I was younger, but one-on-one sports are kind of like the ultimate competition.“It’s a very natural thing putting two people against each other and just saying ‘Let’s see who is better.’”However, Kade’s goals reach beyond Golden Gloves competition.“I actually want to do more (Mixed Martial Arts), so my ultimate goal would be to fight in the (Ultimate Fighting Championships),” he added. “It is all of the martial arts together – boxing, jujitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, kick-boxing.”McManus is considering moving to Milwaukee in the fall train for UFC competition.“You have to be good, and you have to make a name for yourself,” he said. “It is kind of like self branding.”McManus will compete in the 2019 Golden Gloves of America tournament, May 4-12, in Chattanoga.If you are interested in learning more about the Gust Gym Boxing Club, contact Dan at 715-207-9453.last_img read more

first_imgOfficials from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have recently suggested that the evolving nature of the retail environment may lead to a change in the risk of work-related accidents. Although retail is generally considered a low-injury hazard sector, new processes (such as curbside pickup) and changes in worker demographics are expected to pose new challenges to retailers in the near future.[text_ad use_post=’125303′]Contributing Writer Garett Seivold evaluates some of these new challenges in an article in the most recent issue of LPM Online. From the article:- Sponsor – In an industry sector bulletin released in August, the safety agency described some of the changes that could impact the number of injuries and claims affecting retailers. They include:New processes such as curbside pickup are increasing the number of manual‐handling jobs, transforming checkout clerks into product handlers for onsite packing, bagging, and curbside delivery to customers.Cardboard slats covered in plastic are replacing cardboard boxes, which can lead to more unstable loads that changes lifting dynamics and requires stockers to take more corrective actions to avoid dropping contents. The change increases the risk of back and shoulder injuries.Rapid growth in non‐store retailers is increasing demand for new workers that must perform manual lifting on a near‐continuous basis throughout their shifts. “These workers need specialized training in manual lifting techniques and use of appropriate work‐rest intervals,” warns the agency.Compounding these emerging risks are safety challenges posed by worker demographics, NIOSH cautions. Among these are an increase in older workers, the fact that retail stores now “often employ workers from three to four generations” that vary substantially in their physical capabilities, and the increasing use of temporary workers who are not typically as extensively trained. Finally, organizational pressures, such as fear of job loss and more demanding customers, are expected to exacerbate stress‐related injuries in the near future, according to the agency.Check out the full article, “Is Retail at Risk of Giving Back Safety Gains?,” to read case studies and practical suggestions of ways in which leaders are rising to the challenge.To receive free access to all issues of LPM Online, make sure you’re a digital subscriber by registering here for FREE.This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated December 14, 2017. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgBy most measures, Amazon’s AWS service tops all cloud computing services.  It is Amazon’s AWS that supports NASA’s recent Mars rover exploration.  And AWS is used by hundreds of thousands of companies in 190 countries.  Many high-profile companies are like Yelp, Netflix and Pinterest are fully powered by Amazon.  So, it’s a bit surprising to see a recent report by Evans Data showing Microsoft Azure to be number one.In this case the criteria that Evans Data used for ranking cloud platforms was popularity among developers.  The results are based on a survey taken of 400 developers.Janel Garvin, Evans Data CEO, said that “Microsoft was very aggressive with its introduction of Azure to the development community a few years ago and that has paid off.  Additionally, the large established MSDN community and the fact that Visual Studio is still the most used development environment are huge assets to Microsoft in getting developers to adopt the Azure platform.  However, cloud platform use is still very much fragmented with lots of players laying claim to small slivers of share. It will take more time before a clear landscape of major cloud vendors shakes out.”In the survey, Microsoft Azure was ranked the top development platform by 36 percent of developers.  Google Storage was ranked second at 29 percent.  And Amazon AWS was third at 28 percent.Another puzzling finding from the survey was that only about half of developers who create applications on a cloud platform deploy their solution to the same platform.  27 percent deploy to a different cloud service and 10 percent deploy to a hybrid model that includes both cloud and on-premise servers.last_img read more

first_imgFoden won’t follow duo out of Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Phil Foden is confident his career can be fulfilled by staying put.Foden, who signed a £30,000-a-week deal last month which keeps him at the club until 2024, has seen Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) and Brahim Diaz (Real Madrid) leave the club in the last 18 months.“We’ve got the best set of players and the best staff so I’m in the right position,” he said. “I’m learning off them every day, so I couldn’t be in a better place.”With regard to Diaz and Sancho, he added: “It’s up to them, really – they have gone their separate ways, and everyone has their own plan, in what they want to do, so fair play to them. Everyone is different, and I see myself playing here. It’s up to them, really.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgThe college football season is just over one month away, and while neither the AP Poll nor the Coaches’ Poll has been released, we do have one major indicator to take a look at – ESPN’s ‘Football Power Index.’ The Worldwide Leader has put together a formula that does its best to predict a team’s performance based on a number of factors, including strength of schedule. Here’s a quick definition of the measure:The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.It won’t surprise anyone to see that Ohio State, which won last year’s College Football Playoff, is on top. The Buckeyes are followed by Alabama, Baylor, TCU and LSU. Georgia, Oregon, Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Arkansas round out the top ten. Here are the top 20, per ESPN. ESPN FPI RankingsESPNOddly enough, even though Alabama is ranked second, the Crimson Tide is predicted to win just 8.7 games – most likely because of its top-ranked strength of schedule. If you’re wondering, the team with the easiest schedule in the top 20 is Baylor. You can check out the entire Football Power Index here.last_img read more

first_imgUrban Meyer talks about the draft.UrbanFormer Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence did not hear his name called during the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night. This surprised Spence’s former coach, Urban Meyer. Spence, who played at OSU for two seasons before having to transfer because of failed drug tests, is an “elite” defensive end, according to Meyer. The Ohio State coach placed him in a similar category to Joey Bosa, who was taken No. 3 overall. “I was kind of shocked he didn’t go yesterday,” Meyer said on the NFL Network. “I was kind of shocked he didn’t go yesterday,” Urban says of Noah Spence.— Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) April 29, 2016Meyer also talked about how Spence was a 3.0 student at Ohio State and comes from a great family.The NFL Draft is currently airing on ESPN and the NFL Network. Spence is expected to go early in the second round.last_img read more

first_imgSingapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker has been named Marine Vicky, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) said.The naming ceremony for the 9,000 dwt newbuilding was held at Keppel Nantong Shipyard on September 3.“This is Singapore’s first bunker tanker to run on LNG and signifies the emphasis that Singapore is placing on developing Singapore into a LNG bunkering hub as the industry gains momentum to adopt LNG as a marine fuel,” Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Lady Sponsor of the vessel, commented on the occasion.“MPA is pleased to be able to partner Keppel O&M and Sinanju through the MPA LNG bunkering pilot programme. The maritime sector is evolving and through these steps, we aim to further strengthen Singapore’s offering as a global maritime hub and a LNG hub.”Owned by Sinanju Tankers Holdings (Sinanju), the bunker tanker will be delivering marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within Singapore port limits.“We are at the forefront in providing environmental solutions in the marine industry, enabling us to support Sinanju with our dual-fuel vessel solutions. This bunker tanker will be the third dual-fuel vessel to be delivered by Keppel O&M. The dual-fuel technology enables more sustainable and economical operations, with more efficient fuel consumption,” Tan Leong Peng, Executive Director (New Builds), Keppel O&M, said.Built to the requirements of classification society Bureau Veritas, the 7,500 cbm vessel will be Sinanju’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker. Featuring a length of 103 meters and a width of 19 meters, it is equipped with a 55 cubic metre LNG tank with a fuel gas supply system on deck to supply gas to the engine. The vessel is also fitted with pipelines and tanks that enable it to carry multiple grades of marine fuel cargo.Expected to be completed in December 2019, Marine Vicky will commence operations in Q1 2020 under a recently signed two-year time charter contract with ExxonMobil Asia Pacific.“Marine Vicky represents the start of our green initiative for bunker tankers operating in Singapore, and we look forward to its delivery later this year,” Ju Kai Meng, Managing Director of Sinanju Tankers Holdings, pointed out.Sinanju Tankers Holdings comprises a group of shipowning companies operating in the Singapore bunkering industry since 1992. Sinanju Logistics Services is the operating arm of its modern fleet of 13 mass flowmeter-equipped double-hulled bunker tankers totaling close to 80,000 dwt. Sinanju Tankers provides technical management for these vessels and Sinanju Marine Services bunkering services to ships calling at Singapore.Related: Keppel to Build Singapore’s 1st Dual-Fuel Bunker Tankerlast_img read more

first_imgRIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A defiant message delivered by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince to investors gathered in Riyadh may not be enough to repair the damage inflicted to his global standing as he faces continued international pressure over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Participants of the high-profile investment forum Thursday were taking stock of the outcome of his first public remarks on the killing, in which the crown prince appeared unwavering and fiery, calling it a “heinous” and “painful” act before warning anyone against trying to “manipulate” the crisis.Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was critical of the crown prince, was killed Oct. 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by Saudi agents, including reportedly a member of the crown prince’s entourage on trips abroad. The killing has marred Prince Mohammed’s standing, with critics suspecting he ordered the high-profile operation or at least knew about it.On Thursday, Saudi Arabia said initial Turkish investigations revealed the killing was “premeditated.” The acknowledgement comes after varying Saudi accounts of the incident, including initially saying that Khashoggi had walked out of their consulate alive.Global outcry over the writer’s disappearance saw more than 100 participants, including numerous CEOs of major U.S. corporations and Western officials, cancel their participation in the three-day investment forum, which concluded on Thursday.Last year, the forum debuted with the crown prince wowing an international crowd of global business titans with his vision of reforming and modernizing Saudi Arabia both socially and economically. The kingdom is seeking trillions of dollars in new investment to create millions of jobs for young Saudis entering the workforce.David Hamod, president and CEO of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, was among the thousands inside the ornate hall Wednesday evening when Prince Mohammed gave his remarks. He said the showing by the 33-year-old heir to the throne “was electrifying” and “lit up the hall.”“I believe it gave the Saudis a great deal of confidence, hearing what the crown prince had to say,” Hamod said. “Having said that I think a lot of U.S. companies are still on pause. They’re on a wait-and-see mode.”Rather than cancel their participation altogether, some companies sent mid-level executives to keep lines of communication and business open with Saudi Arabia.Several participants in attendance from the U.S. declined to speak with the AP at the forum, reflecting a general nervousness among the Americans in attendance.Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, which Prince Mohammed oversees, was the organizer of the event. Some of the Public Investment Fund’s biggest partners — including the CEOs of U.S. private equity fund Blackstone and Japan’s technology giant Softbank — were among those who backed out of the forum, even as PIF has invested billions of dollars in both.As he walked through the marbled reception area of the Ritz-Carlton where the event was held, the head of the PIF, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, declined on Thursday to answer questions from an AP reporter about whether he saw this year’s forum as a success.As Western companies pulled back, the summit drew support from Prince Mohammed’s allies across the region. Jordan’s king, Dubai’s ruler, Pakistan’s prime minister and Bahrain’s crown prince were among the heads of state who attended. Lebanon’s premier, whose party is backed by Saudi Arabia, was also in attendance..Russian and Asian investors were also present. The forum saw some $55 billion in investments signed, mostly in Saudi Arabia’s lucrative energy market. However, the crown prince is looking for investments that shift the kingdom’s economy away from its reliance on oil.Hamod said it was regrettable that numerous U.S. companies did not have a seat at the table at this year’s summit.“But I certainly understand why. They have stakeholders. They have institutional shareholders to which they’re held accountable, so we’ll have to wait and see whether their position in the aftermath of yesterday’s speech changes,” he said.___Associated Press writer Malak Harb contributed from Riyadh.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) cut production by over 8 per cent in February on account of subdued demand. The auto major produced a total of 1,48,959 units, including Super Carry LCV, across its factories last month, down 8.3 per cent from 1,62,524 units produced in the year-ago period, the company said in a regulatory filing. The production of passenger vehicles, including Alto, Swift, Dzire and Vitara Brezza, declined by 8.4 per cent to 1,47,550 units as compared with 1,61,116 units in February 2018. However, the production of vans — Eeco, Omni — was up by 22.1 per cent to 16,898 units last month as compared with 13,827 units in February 2018. Production of Super Carry LCV was up by just one unit last month. When contacted, MSI declined to comment on the reasons for taking this production cut. In January, MSI had reported a total production of 1,83,064 units, up 15.6 per cent from 1,58,396 units produced in January 2018. Production of passenger vehicles rose 14.3 per cent to 1,78,459 units in January as compared with 1,56,168 units in the year-ago period. In February, MSI had reported a dip of 0.9 per cent in domestic sales at 1,39,100 units as compared with 1,37,900 units in the year ago period. In January, however, it had reported an increase of 1.1 per cent in its domestic sales at 1,42,150 units as compared with 1,40,600 units in January 2018. Hit by lower offtake by end customers, passenger vehicles (PV) retail sales declined by 8.25 per cent to 2,15,276 units in February as compared with the same period last year, automobile dealers’ body FADA said last week. The company’s installed manufacturing capacity from its two plants in Gurgaon and Manesar stands at 15.5 lakh units per annum. Besides, Suzuki-owned Hansalpur (Gujarat) plant also has an installed capacity of 2.5 lakh units from the first line. The second production line has been commissioned at the plant, but is yet to reach its peak capacity of 2.5 lakh units per annum. The third production line at the Gujarat plant would give an additional capacity of 2.5 lakh units per annum to the company.last_img read more