Australia Claims 2012 Trans Tasman Series

first_imgAustralia won the Mixed Open division two games to one as well as the Women’s Open division 2-1, while the Men’s took out their series 3-0.  Game OneMixed Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 4Women’s Open – New Zealand 4 defeated Australia 3Men’s Open – Australia 5 defeated New Zealand 4Game TwoMixed Open – New Zealand 10 defeated Australia 9Women’s Open – Australia 4 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 5Game ThreeMixed Open – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8Women’s Open – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 11 defeated New Zealand 3 To read all the match reports and stories from the event, please visit the Trans Tasman event website:www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com To see all of the photos from the event, please visit the TFA Facebook page:traliawww.facebook.com/touchfootballaus To view all of the highlights from the event, please visit the TFA YouTube Channel:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus RJ Media, the company professionally filming the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, have put together some fantastic highlights of day three of the series which can be viewed on the TFA YouTube channel. The video shows highlights from Australia’s three wins on day three of the series and is a taste of what we can expect to see in the final product. To view this clip, please visit the TFA YouTube channel:www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

They would make monkey noises former NHLer reflects on his experience for

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) — Since 1976, Black History Month has celebrated African-American triumphs. As the NHL formally recognizes Black History Month for the first time, a former NHLer is reflecting on the hardships he endured on and off the ice.As a former winger for the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils, Claude Vilgrain has experienced racism during the three decades he was an amateur and professional player from the 70s to 90s. His first game in the juniors playing in Montreal he was targeted by fans and players for the colour of his skin.They would make “monkey sounds, and say ‘go back to Africa,’” he said. “I was shocked.” It was his first time he had left the protection of his suburb in Quebec City and experienced the blatant racism.“That was the worst hockey game I ever played and after that, I swore I would never let that bother me,” he said.Born in Haiti, Vilgrain moved to Quebec City when he was a child where he fell in love with the game of hockey.“I was always the black kid unless I played with my brother,” he said. “I went through the ‘hey blackie’ or after games kids not shaking my hand.”Though the NHL is making efforts to put racial diversity front and centre, minority players like P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators still endure racism from fans. One man was charged for throwing a banana onto the ice in the direction of Wayne Simmonds, then forward for the Flyers, during a pre-season game in London, Ont.READ MORE: Karl Subban on racism, in-game protests and the power of sportOne of the most famous African-American NHL players is Willie O’Ree, whose known for breaking the colour barrier in the sport. Vilgrain had the opportunity to speak with him many years ago.“I finally met Willie O’Ree maybe 30 years ago, and I heard his story and it was amazing how he managed to play,” he said. “My story paled in comparison to his story.”READ MORE: NHL to celebrate Black History Month for first time The NHL has since created a mobile museum to showcase the role of minorities in the game. Today, there are roughly 20 black players currently on NHL rosters.With files from CityNews’ Brittany Rosen.last_img read more

Evan Rachel Wood self harmed during abusive relationship

first_imgLos Angeles: Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she used to self harm when she was involved in an “abusive relationship”. The ‘Westworld’ star opened up about the abuse on Twitter recently, using the #IAmNotOk hashtag in an attempt to raise awareness about domestic violence. “Two years into my abusive relationship. I resorted to self harm. When my abuser would threaten or attack me, I cut my wrist as a way to disarm him.” “It only made the abuse stop temporarily. At that point I was desperate to stop the abuse and I was too terrified to leave,” Rachel Wood tweeted, alongside a picture of herself with scars on her arm. The 31-year-old actor also shared photographs from a shoot which she attended during that time, adding she “fell into a pool of tears” on the job and had to go home. She recently opened up about her abusive relationship.last_img read more

Accidental shot from colleague kills lady Home Guard in Krishnanagar

first_imgKolkata: A lady Home Guard of Nadia District Police died after a bullet was fired ‘accidentally’ from another Home Guard’s pistol while cleaning the weapon. The deceased, identified as Debashree Ghosh (35), was posted at the police line in Krishnanagar.However, Biplab Ghosh, the elder brother of Debashree, filed a complaint on Thursday, alleging that she was murdered and her death was not accidental as three bullets wounds were found on her body. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAccording to sources, Ghosh was performing duty along with another Home Guard identified as Mithun Mir on Wednesday morning at the armory of Nadia District police lines in Krishnanagar. At around 8 am, her colleague was cleaning his service pistol. While doing so, Mir’s finger pressed the trigger accidentally and a shot was fired. The bullet hit a wooden bench and then pierced Ghosh’s abdomen. Immediately, she was rushed to the Krishnanagar District Hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead. Ghosh, a resident of Shantipur, had joined the police force approximately a year ago. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe was posted at the police lines just a month ago after being transferred from Chopra police station which was her first posting. Before losing consciousness, Ghosh had requested her colleagues to look after her 11-month-old son. Later, her family members arrived at the hospital and demanded an inquiry into the incident. “We heard that a bullet had hit her accidentally. We want a proper investigation on this,” said one of her relatives. Sources informed that the Superintendent of Police (SP), Nadia has already ordered a probe in this regard. Questions have arose on whether Mir was trained enough to operate a firearm. Also, while cleaning a firearm, the magazine is detached to avoid any accident, which was not followed in this case. Mir is currently being interrogated.last_img read more

Killing of MLA in Arunachal an attempt to disturb peace in Northeast

first_imgNew Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed anguish over the killing of an MLA, his son and nine others in Arunachal Pradesh by suspected NSCN rebels and termed it as an “outrageous attempt” to disturb peace in the Northeast. His deputy Kiren Rijiju also demanded strongest possible action against those responsible for the dastardly attack. “Shocked and anguished by the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh ji, his family and others in Arunachal Pradesh. It is an outrageous attempt to disturb peace and normalcy in the North East. The perpetrators of this heinous crime will not be spared. My condolences to the bereaved families,” Singh said in a tweet. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Rijiju said he was shocked and saddened by the brutal attack and tragic killing of Aboh, his family members and others. “Strongest possible action will be taken against those responsible for such dastardly attack,” he tweeted. Suspected Naga militants on Tuesday gunned down Aboh, a sitting MLA from Khonsa West constituency, and 10 others, including his son and security personnel, in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. The MLA was also seeking re-election from the same constituency on a ticket of the National People’s Party, headed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma. Aboh was on his way from Assam to his constituency, along with his family members, three police personnel and a poll agent, when suspected NSCN-IM rebels opened fire at their vehicles around 11.30am.last_img read more

These Arent Your RegularSeason Cavs

The Cavs’ second-most-used lineup this postseason, which features José Calderón in place of George Hill, is also without precedent. Cleveland is the only remaining team in the playoffs that has given more than 20 percent of its postseason minutes to a lineup that didn’t see any time together in the regular season.2Although it should be noted that only about half the total playoff field gave more than 20 percent of the team’s minutes to any one lineup of any description. In addition to the Cavs, the Raptors, Pelicans and Rockets have all leaned heavily on a single lineup.Midseason trades and injuries are the primary reasons for this. Right around the time Cleveland acquired George Hill at the trade deadline, Kevin Love missed 20 games with a fractured hand. By the time Love had returned from injury, J.R. Smith had been moved out of the starting lineup to run the team’s second unit. A short while later, Kyle Korver took a leave of absence to deal with a family issue and a nagging foot injury. The lineup had no opportunity for chemistry-building before the playoffs. And even then, George Hill missed three games during their series with the Pacers due to back spasms.Having Hill in the lineup unlocks a major component of Cleveland’s offense. Not only does it give the Cavs another person (besides James) to bring the ball up the court, it also allows Hill and Love to run a pick-and-roll that creates defensive mismatches that are easier to exploit than the mismatches created by the James and Love version of the pick-and-roll. After last night’s game, Love said in the postgame press conference, “And for me personally, setting a 1-5 pick-and-roll, that was something that I missed, especially in the first series when [Hill] was out with his back.”After Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, LeBron James was asked how happy he was with his team’s chemistry thus far. James noted that it was just their ninth game in the postseason together, but in some ways it was just the ninth game ever for this iteration of the Cavs.Of the seven remaining playoff teams, the Golden State Warriors are the only other club that has been using untested lineups. But now that Steph Curry has returned after rehabbing a knee injury, the Warriors are back to using lineups like the “Hamptons Five,” which they’ve featured throughout the last two seasons.How you view Tyronn Lue, Cleveland’s head coach, colors how you view his postseason lineups. If you think Lue is in over his head, you might believe that he’s making things up as he goes. But if you have more faith in his abilities, you might believe that this has been Lue’s plan the entire time. One piece of evidence in favor of the latter theory is that Lue hinted before the end of the regular season that he had something up his sleeve that he was saving for the playoffs. “We’ll probably do things we haven’t done all season when it comes to the playoffs, things we’ve been working on all year,” Lue told Cleveland.com.The playoffs are meant to be the culmination of everything that teams work on over the regular season. Coaches spend 82 games fine-tuning their schemes, rotations and lineups to find out what works and what doesn’t. By the time the playoffs arrive, there aren’t many stones left unturned. Which is why the way that Cleveland swept Toronto with an untested lineup is so surprising for the Cavaliers and so disappointing for the Raptors.In previous years, when people explained why the LeBron-led Cavaliers improved during the playoffs compared to the regular season, they usually chalked it up the to the team giving more effort — or flipping the proverbial switch. The difference this year is their lineups.Check out our latest NBA predictions. The Cleveland Cavaliers that swept the top-seeded Toronto Raptors out of the postseason in dominant fashion looked completely different from the Cavs team that eked out 50 wins in the regular season. And with good reason: The bulk of Cleveland’s postseason minutes have gone to, quite literally, a different team. Through the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Cavaliers have leaned heavily on a five-man lineup that had never shared the court before.In the team’s series against the Pacers and Raptors, Cleveland’s most-used lineup has been George Hill, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, LeBron James and Kevin Love. So far this postseason, they’ve logged 110 minutes together. That’s 110 more than they played together in the regular season. Compared to the Toronto Raptors, whose most-used lineup in the playoffs1OG Anunoby, DeMar DeRozan, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas. logged 801 minutes together in the regular season, Cleveland looks like it’s experimenting on the fly. But it’s working. Cleveland’s most-used postseason lineup is outscoring opponents by 41 points, good for third-best in the playoffs. read more

Andrew Miller Doesnt Have Any Saves And Hes The Best Reliever In

Jared HughesMIL200+0.3 Goose stats through Thursday, June 1 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Pedro BaezLAN222-0.5 Peter MoylanKCA302+0.5 Jason MotteATL101+0.1 Luis AvilanLAN212-0.1 Craig BreslowMIN010-0.4 Neftali FelizMIL840-0.4 Jose AlvaradoTBA513+0.4 Tyler PollNYN010-0.4 Hector RondonCHN721+0.2 Tony WatsonPIT1432+0.8 Joaquin BenoitPHI930+0.1 Robby ScottBOS206+0.3 Travis WoodKCA331-0.6 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Hunter StricklandSFN710+0.6 Chris DevenskiHOU1551+0.3 Brandon KintzlerMIN1221+1.1 Pat NeshekPHI612+0.5 Andrew MillerCLE1711+2.3 Fernando RodneyARI1233+0.6 Tyler ClippardNYA434-0.5 Source: Seamheads.com Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Carlos EstevezCOL100+0.2 Alex WoodLAN301+0.4 Jacob BarnesMIL1222+0.9 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Matt BelisleMIN713+0.7 The Cleveland Indians’ Andrew Miller is the sort of pitcher we had in mind when we developed the goose egg, our replacement for the save stat that rewards pitchers for throwing scoreless relief innings in clutch situations. Miller isn’t the Indians’ closer — that distinction belongs to Cody Allen — and in fact, Miller doesn’t have a single save yet this season. But no reliever has contributed more to his team’s bottom line so far.Miller has appeared in 23 games, usually entering in the 7th or 8th inning. All but a handful of those appearances have come in high-leverage situations. He’s yielded just two runs — one of them unearned — while striking out 37 batters and allowing just 5 walks and 13 hits in 26.1 innings. He’s been as unhittable as pitchers get. But while Miller hasn’t earned any saves for his efforts, he does have 17 goose eggs, tying him for the major league lead. He also leads the majors in goose wins above replacement (GWAR), having added 2.3 wins to Cleveland’s tally so far. If his performance so far is the source of any disappointment, it’s that, unlike during last year’s postseason, Miller hasn’t been used in many multi-inning appearances — but that’s on manager Terry Francona, not Miller.The co-leader in goose eggs is the Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who started out as a setup man but worked his way into the closer role. We’re more interested in pitchers with less conventional usage patterns, however, and a couple of them have fallen off the pace slightly. The Astros’ Chris Devenski, who we highlighted last month for often working multiple innings at a time, is up to 15 goose eggs, but he also has 5 broken eggs (the goose equivalent of a blown save). And the Reds’ Raisel Iglesias, who’s mainly used as a closer but who often enters the game in the 8th inning instead of the 9th, is stuck on 12 goose eggs, mostly because the Reds have been playing like crap and not providing him with enough clutch situations to pitch in.You can find a complete rundown of goose stats in the table below. We’ll continue to update these numbers once a month or so. Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Ross StriplingLAN541-0.8 Austin PruittTBA200+0.3 Dellin BetancesNYA1010+1.2 Diego MorenoTBA010-0.4 David RobertsonCHA1020+0.7 Chris HatcherLAN110-0.2 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Derek LawSFN1021+0.6 Arodys VizcainoATL1031+0.3 Bryan ShawCLE912+1.1 Steve CishekSEA011-0.4 Darren O’DayBAL722+0.3 Ken GilesHOU721+0.3 George KontosSFN531-0.5 Fernando AbadBOS300+0.5 Sam TuivailalaSLN320-0.3 Edwin DiazSEA1321+1.2 Scott ObergCOL310+0.1 Carl EdwardsCHN811+0.7 Bryan MorrisSFN300+0.4 Heath HembreeBOS324-0.3 Jorge De La RosaARI831+0.0 Alex ColomeTBA1622+1.6 Roberto OsunaTOR841-0.3 Brad BrachBAL1520+1.5 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Mike DunnCOL501+0.8 Frankie MontasOAK100+0.1 Dan JenningsCHA012-0.4 Kelvin HerreraKCA1131+0.6 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Asher WojciechowskiCIN100+0.1 Richard BleierBAL210-0.1 Liam HendriksOAK411+0.2 Ryan MadsonOAK721+0.3 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 Erasmo RamirezTBA702+1.0 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Carlos TorresMIL431-0.6 Ryan DullOAK422-0.2 Enny RomeroWAS733-0.2 Keynan MiddletonANA100+0.1 Jerry BlevinsNYN805+1.1 Aroldis ChapmanNYA600+0.9 Al AlburquerqueKCA010-0.4 Nate JonesCHA410+0.2 Oliver DrakeMIL110-0.2 Jake McGeeCOL402+0.6 Marc RzepczynskiSEA304+0.4 Michael FelizHOU100+0.1 Hector NerisPHI1111+1.2 Kyle BarracloughMIA611+0.4 Joakim SoriaKCA1431+1.0 J. J. HooverARI621+0.1 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Shawn KelleyWAS620+0.1 Greg HollandCOL1200+1.8 Aaron LoupTOR104+0.2 Miguel SocolovichSLN101+0.1 Austin BriceCIN300+0.4 Santiago CasillaOAK931+0.2 Donnie HartBAL313+0.1 Mike MontgomeryCHN911+0.9 Chase WhitleyTBA521-0.0 Jumbo DiazTBA232-0.8 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Brad HandSDN1232+0.5 Fernando SalasNYN422-0.2 Addison ReedNYN1343+0.3 Bud NorrisANA850-0.7 Brandon MaurerSDN850-0.8 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Sergio RomoLAN230-0.9 Ryne StanekTBA013-0.4 Ryan GartonTBA030-1.1 Jeurys FamiliaNYN412+0.2 Oliver PerezWAS402+0.6 James PazosSEA613+0.5 Jose TorresSDN130-1.0 Alex ClaudioTEX524+0.0 A. J. RamosMIA411+0.2 Casey LawrenceTOR010-0.4 Raisel IglesiasCIN1200+1.7 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Casey FienSEA100+0.1 Deolis GuerraANA720+0.3 Ty BlachSFN101+0.1 Tony CingraniCIN110-0.2 Adam WarrenNYA421-0.1 Ryan PresslyMIN420-0.1 Anthony SwarzakCHA400+0.6 Matt BarnesBOS513+0.4 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 David PhelpsMIA440-1.0 Andrew ChafinARI033-1.1 J. C. RamirezANA020-0.7 Keone KelaTEX530-0.3 Kenley JansenLAN1201+1.6 T. J. McFarlandARI400+0.6 Jose AlvarezANA543-0.8 Cam BedrosianANA303+0.4 Nick VincentSEA613+0.5 Chasen ShreveNYA301+0.5 Wandy PeraltaCIN810+0.8 Luis GarciaPHI300+0.4 Jeanmar GomezPHI411+0.2 Craig KimbrelBOS1210+1.5 Jason GrilliTOR331-0.6 Jeremy JeffressTEX131-0.9 Tony BarnetteTEX630-0.2 Adam OttavinoCOL1132+0.6 Xavier CedenoTBA013-0.4 Blake WoodCIN220-0.5 Koda GloverWAS712+0.6 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Jonathan BroxtonSLN120-0.6 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.8 Matt GraceWAS110-0.2 Blake TreinenWAS320-0.3 Steven OkertSFN524-0.1 Josh SmokerNYN722+0.2 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Jacob TurnerWAS520-0.1 Dominic LeoneTOR223-0.4 Hansel RoblesNYN422-0.2 Chris YoungKCA100+0.2 Zach PutnamCHA200+0.3 Cody AllenCLE1022+0.9 Blake ParkerANA731-0.1 Joe KellyBOS412+0.3 Brad ZieglerMIA412+0.2 Jean MachiSEA101+0.1 Kevin QuackenbushSDN110-0.2 Brooks PoundersANA100+0.1 Drew StorenCIN212-0.1 Zach BrittonBAL600+0.9 Matt StrahmKCA221-0.4 Wade LeBlancPIT112-0.2 Scott AlexanderKCA210-0.1 Miguel DiazSDN010-0.4 Wade DavisCHN1001+1.4 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Jim JohnsonATL930+0.1 Juan NicasioPIT522-0.1 Sean DoolittleOAK412+0.2 Francisco RodriguezDET272-2.3 Luke GregersonHOU620+0.1 Ryan BuchterSDN742-0.6 Blaine HardyDET121-0.6 Justin GrimmCHN101+0.1 Seung-hwan OhSLN1612+1.8 Jake JunisKCA100+0.2 Matt AlbersWAS413+0.2 Jonathan HolderNYA300+0.5 Brian DuensingCHN300+0.4 Joe SmithTOR1011+1.2 Josh FieldsLAN201+0.3 Ryan TeperaTOR1120+0.9 Tyler DuffeyMIN410+0.2 Daniel HudsonPIT332-0.7 Jordan LylesCOL110-0.2 Danny BarnesTOR120-0.6 Koji UeharaCHN832-0.0 Tommy KahnleCHA820+0.4 Ian KrolATL311+0.0 Paul SewardNYN100+0.1 Tony ZychSEA321-0.3 Matt BushTEX1020+0.8 Randall DelgadoARI300+0.4 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 Emilio PaganSEA110-0.2 Mychal GivensBAL922+0.6 Jose LeclercTEX110-0.2 Will HarrisHOU1020+0.7 Kirby YatesANA/SDN111-0.2 Michael LorenzenCIN1010+1.0 Edubray RamosPHI060-2.3 Joe BiaginiTOR432-0.5 Sammy SolisWAS110-0.2 Bruce RondonDET010-0.4 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Corey KnebelMIL1722+1.6 Felipe RiveroPIT1412+1.6 Trevor RosenthalSLN1220+0.9 Josh OsichSFN012-0.4 David HernandezANA601+0.9 Shane GreeneDET612+0.5 Tommy HunterTBA310+0.1 Cory GearrinSFN210-0.1 Rafael MonteroNYN131-1.0 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Nick WittgrenMIA300+0.4 Pedro StropCHN413+0.2 Eric O’FlahertyATL110-0.2 Neil RamirezNYN002+0.0 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Bryan MitchellNYA010-0.4 Junichi TazawaMIA120-0.6 Chad QuallsCOL100+0.2 Josh EdginNYN522-0.1 Dustin McGowanMIA201+0.3 Robert GsellmanNYN210-0.1 Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Chris RusinCOL412+0.2 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Justin WilsonDET1120+0.9 Yusmeiro PetitANA712+0.7 Chad GreenNYA001+0.0 Mark MelanconSFN820+0.3 Mike MinorKCA1021+0.8 Brett CecilSLN621+0.1 Joe BlantonWAS120-0.6 Jesse ChavezANA010-0.4 Daniel CoulombeOAK011-0.4 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Warwick SaupoldDET001+0.0 Dan AltavillaSEA321-0.3 Taylor RogersMIN622+0.2 Jose RamirezATL920+0.5 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Kevin SiegristSLN610+0.4 Grant DaytonLAN011-0.4 Matthew BowmanSLN1023+0.6 Danny FarquharTBA732-0.1 Sam DysonTEX361-1.7 Boone LoganCLE002+0.0 Joely RodriguezPHI514+0.3 Alex WilsonDET743-0.4 Archie BradleyARI1121+0.9 read more

Pogba sends Mourinho a timely reminder

first_imgPaul Pogba played a starring role for France in their 3-1 win over World Cup hosts Russia with the star assisting Kylian Mbappe and grabbing a goal of his ownThe midfielder has found himself on the fringes at Manchester United this season with Pogba having only started four of the club’s last ten matches and found himself benched for both legs of their defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League.However, Pogba produced an outstanding display for France with the 25 year-old assisting teenage sensation Mbappe for the opening goal of the match with a defence-splitting assist.Pogba’s inch perfect pass releases Mbappe for a fine finish #RUSFRA #France ?? #mufc #psg pic.twitter.com/NiMN5LhXba— Grimandi’s Vids (@footbolvids) 27 March 2018Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Pogba then got on the score-sheet himself by curling home a brilliant free-kick for France’s second goal of the match.Pogba’s free-kick goal for France! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/DZcPPr7HvW— RedReveal (@RedReveal) 27 March 2018Pogba will now return to United on the back of a welcome return to form during the international break. Jose Mourinho’s side will next face Swansea City in the Premier League this Saturday.last_img read more

Arsenal players must stand up – Gilberto

first_imgAfter another dismal season for Arsenal, Gilberto Silva has urged the players to “stand up” and fight for the under-pressure Arsene WengerThe club look set to fail to qualify for the Champions League for a second consecutive season with 13 points separating them in sixth place from Tottenham in fourth.Following a turbulent run at the start of 2018, which saw Arsenal succumb to four consecutive defeats, Wenger came under intense scrutiny with both fans and former players calling for the Frenchman’s resignation.Silva, who was part of the famous “invincibles” squad that Wenger led to an entire season unbeaten in 2003/04, has defended the coach and has questioned the players attitude at the Emirates this season.“I worked with Wenger for such a long time. As I know him, he’s a person who loves the game and wants to win things. He sacrifices himself for the players and for the club.” Silva told Sky Sports.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…“At the moment things are hard but he’s trying the best he can to handle the pressure and get the best out of his players. All the time the pressure is on him but there comes a time when you have to question what the players can bring back to him because he trusts them.”Arsenal have recently had an upturn in form with the Gunners having won their previous three games and having progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.But Silva believes that it is the players’ responsibility to ensure the results come Arsenal’s way and has urged them to fight for the Frenchman.“It’s about somebody standing up and holding the pressure for somebody who believes in them. All the questions in the media talk about whether it’s time for Wenger to go or if he lost his appetite.” said the 2002 World Cup winner.“It’s not about this, it’s about the players at the club supporting him as long as he stays in the club.”last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp responds to Mourinhos jibe

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to Jose Mourinho’s jibes suggesting he should start watching his press conferences.The United boss lambasted his critics with his response when he mentioned Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino are not subjected to the same kind of pressure as him.Mourinho reminded the press that Klopp is yet to win a trophy outside of his home country of Germany.And the German gaffer was asked what he made of Mourinho’s comments after Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Leicester.“What? What did he say? Now I’m interested,” was Klopp’s response when asked about Mourinho, before it was explained to him what had been said.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He’s right, that’s right. If he is speaking about me. Probably there are a few more managers in the league but you thought it was about me – no problem.“He is right absolutely. He is probably the most successful manager in the [Premier League] in that moment. I have no problem with that.“I don’t watch Jose Mourinho press conferences – should I? I will start doing that. I cannot say anything about that.“[I have] no clue what you are talking about to be 100 percent honest. If he said I didn’t win anything outside Germany then he’s right – that’s easy to see.”last_img read more

Southgate ready to give young players a chance

first_imgGareth Southgate has given an indication that England’s youngsters might get the nod in their upcoming games against Croatia and Spain.Southgate spoke glowingly about the young guns in training. The former Boro boss selected three teenagers, Jadon Sancho, James Maddison, and Mason Mount, for this week’s UEFA Nations League matches.Others gunning for a second appearance include Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and Tottenham’s Harry Winks.The England boss believes the young lads will contribute their quota to help England get positive results in the Nations League despite their inexperience.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We are here to try and get a result so the team we play will be a team we believe in,” Southgate made this known to Sky Sports in Rijeka ahead of the game against Croatia on Friday evening“There is nobody in the squad that is here that we are not thinking of putting into the team.“It is not experimentation. They are players we believe in. Okay, they are relatively inexperienced at the highest level but players we have enjoyed working with and they have shown in training this week they can handle this level.“We will pick the team that we think is the best one to win the game.”last_img read more

Wes Morgan We were very sloppy

first_imgLeicester City captain Wes Morgan has urged his team to improve in breaking teams down in order to reach their target in the Premier League this season.Morgan slammed his team for being too sloppy in their 2-1 home defeat to ten-man Southampton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.The visitors went one goal in the 11th minute, thanks to James Ward-Prowse who stepped up to convert a penalty after Nampalys Mendy’s clumsy challenge in the box.Southampton defender Yann Valery received his second yellow card and was sent off in the 45th minute of the game.But Shane Long doubled the Saints’ advantage in the stoppage time to make it 2-0 to the visitors going into the break.Wilfred Ndid pulled one back for Leicester to reduce the deficit in the 58th minute, but the Foxes failed to find the equalizer and the game ended in a 2-1 defeat.“At home, we want to pick up points and put in good performances, and especially the first half, we were very sloppy,” Wes Morgan told the club’s website.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.“We were getting into good positions and the ball was breaking down for no reason. We conceded two very sloppy goals, which isn’t like us.“It’s obviously very frustrating to go in at half-time 2-0 down when we felt we should have done a lot better.“We tried and tried in the second half. I’m not sure what the possession stats would have been, but it was waves and waves of attack. We got one goal, but we couldn’t get the second and it’s difficult.“They had 10 men and they stayed in two solid blocks, which was very difficult to break down and we couldn’t get through. It’s very frustrating.“We shouldn’t have been in that position in the first place. 2-0 down just gives us a very tough task and we’ve got to start looking at our performances and doing a lot better.”last_img read more

Nielsen Combines Media Entertainment Brands

first_img“There are some common advertisers across the brands, so it will definitely be a benefit as a result of the alignment, but not something that drove the decision,” the spokesperson wrote.The new media and entertainment will be led by senior vice president Gerry Byrne, who most recently oversaw Nielsen’s entertainment group. Also, marketing, media and visual art group senior vice president Sabrina Crow will take on the additional responsibility of corporate planning and developing, including strategic planning and M&A activities, the company said.Crow will continue to oversee the travel, training, photo, jewelry, food and real estate brands, which Nielsen regrouped under Brand Media Group.Last fall, Nielsen combined content development and distribution for Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines under one editorial organization. In November, the company traded media rates and data provider SRDS to U.K.-based ad agency the WPP Group in exchange for the remaining 50 percent stake in AGBNielsen Media Research. Nielsen Business Media said it has combined its AdweekMedia and entertainment groups under a newly-created media and entertainment division.“This is part of an ongoing strategy to better integrate and align our businesses,” a Nielsen spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “About a year ago we created the entertainment group by bringing together two separate film and music groups. This move simply expands that entertainment group to include the media brands, and is just another step in harnessing the collective resources and strengths of those brands.”No layoffs were made and no magazine products were closed in association with the reorganization, the spokesperson said. Nielsen’s AdweekMedia group includes Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek and Editor & Publisher magazines, as well as the Clio Awards. The entertainment group is made up of several products, including The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.last_img read more

Tips for Optimizing Email Marketing

first_img1) Do an a/b split on your email blast and send half in the morning, half in the afternoon and see if one responds better than the other. Do this several times to see if you can determine a pattern.2) Test html and text versions of the same email. Text may but ugly, but ugliness did not stop Frankenstein’s monster from getting a bride!3) If the first email does not succeed, send it again. Very often response is better on the resend (and resend of the resend) than on the original deployment.4) Make sure your html does not have too many images because this can cause spam filters to go into hyper drive.5) I know spam filters supposedly hate the word “free,” but test it, you may be surprised. “Free” does work in some cases.It is a good idea to send out a re-qualification effort on controlled books over a three-week period. The first is deployed on Tuesday, the follow up nine days later on Thursday and a final follow up six days later on the Wednesday. Very often, the response on Wednesday is higher than the previous Thursday’s response. Why? I don’t have a clue, but that is what makes being the rule-maker fun! Despite best intentions, it seems as though response to email efforts is still difficult to predict. Quite why this is, I am not sure, but the “usual” rules of marketing just don’t apply to an email effort, be it for new subscriptions, renewals, re-qualifications or other products.Even the rules that have been established do not apply all the time. I am constantly told not to send an email out on Friday, yet many of the email blasts I send on a Friday get good results. The problem is, what works this Friday may not work next Friday, but there is no obvious reason why. I am told the best time to send an email is at 6:00 am, so the email is in the recipient’s inbox when they start to look through their email. I tried this. It failed the first time, worked the second time, and the third time most of the messages seemed to get delayed since many of the responses came back the following afternoon.Until the rules are standardized and predictable, you need to be the rule maker. Try a few simple tests to see what works and, just as importantly, doesn’t work for you.last_img read more

State to Offer ND Communities 15M to Support Military Bases

first_imgNorth Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) on Friday signed legislation funding a $1.5 million base retention grant program for the state’s defense communities.The funds would be allocated for the two years beginning July 1 and would support Grand Forks and Minot Air Force bases, and the Air National Guard Base in Fargo. Each community can receive up to $500,000.The legislation, the state Department of Commerce budget bill, also includes $7.5 million for infrastructure development at the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business and aviation park at Grand Forks AFB. The 217-acre project is being developed under an enhanced use lease with Grand Forks County. Plans call for 1.2 million square feet of hangar, office, shop, laboratory and data center space required for research, testing, training and operations of UAS.The provision allocates $3.1 million for taxiway reconnection and alert pad refurbishment after the project secures its first private sector tenant. The remaining funds will be awarded after a second private sector tenant signs on to the project.A separate component of the legislation provides $2.7 million for operations at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, one of six test sites selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research to determine how best to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace.“We are excited to be in Grand Forks to sign the Commerce bill, which includes more than $10 million in funding to expand the state’s UAS industry, and to highlight the nearly $175 million in legislation that was passed this session with direct benefits to the region,” Dalrymple said according to a press release. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Wilmingtons Assisting Hands Home Care To Hold Electronics Recycling Fundraiser For Senior

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9am to noon, Assisting Hands Home Care will be sponsoring its First Annual Electronics Recycling event to benefit Wilmington’s Buzzell Senior Center. Goods can be dropped off at 5 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA and there is a suggested $10 donation per carload, with some items, like TV’s, monitors, batteries, toner, and wood, costing more.“When you bring your recyclable electronics to this drive, you will not only be helping the environment, but you’ll also be helping patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia” explains John Benchoff, Owner of Assisting Hands Home Care of Boston North suburbs. All proceeds from the event will go to support the Alzheimer’s Memory Café program at Wilmington’s Buzzell Senior Center.Alzheimer’s Memory Cafés are a place where people with memory loss and their care companions can come together in a safe, supportive environment and can socially connect. Guests can share a conversation over a cup of coffee in a “dementia-friendly” environment. “We have such a great community and we’re delighted to be able to start a memory café for Wilmington residents,” stated Terri Marciello, Director of the Buzzell Senior Center.The event will be held rain or shine. The event is open to everyone, not just Wilmington residents. For more details about the event and the items that can be donated, visit  https://www.assistinghands.com/63/massachusetts/wilmington/recycle/ or call 781-400-8880.About Assisting Hands Home CareAssisting Hands Home Care provides quality non-medical home care to seniors and others needing assistance, allowing them to remain safely and comfortably in their own homes. This includes personal care as well as transportation, medication reminders, shopping and errands, light housekeeping and laundry. They specialize in caring for clients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinsons, hospice, and paraplegic/quadriplegic needs.(NOTE: The above press release is from Assisting Hands Home Care.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Senior Center To Benefit From Electronics Recycling Fundraiser On September 22In “Community”IT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s September NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more

VIDEO Watch WCTVs Coverage Of Fun On The Fourth Celebration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television broadcasted live from the Opening Night of last week’s Fun on the Fourth festivities.Anchors Mike Burns and Lisa Kapala, along with WCTV intern Hayden Kane, conducted more than a dozen interviews, including Fourth of July Committee Chair Scott Garrant; Rotary Club President Rob Peterson; School Committee Chair & Vice Chair Jennifer Bryson and Steve Bjork; WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville; Fourth of July Committee Director Emeritus Tom Pazyra; Forth of July Committee Director and 5K coordinator Patrick Giroux; Jim “Uncle Sam” Buckley; Wilmington Farmers Market’s Amanda Munsie, and more.Cameras also caught the first racers crossing the finish line of the Firecracker 5K. Lisa Kapala interviewed the winners — Dan Vassallo and Dana Calumby.Watch the coverage, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/9749994f-49a5-417a-acd1-8cae7928378d/video.original.mp400:0000:0051:41Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch WCTV’s Coverage Of Thursday Night’s Fun On The Fourth CelebrationIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Good Guy Award CeremonyIn “Videos”News & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”last_img read more

At CES 2019 Alexa and Google Assistant will howl The rest will

first_img null 0 12 Photos Smart Home Gadgets Tech Industry Tags More digital assistant stories Amazon Alexa 2018 event: Editors react Samsung’s first Bixby speaker, the Galaxy Home, revealed Share your voice CES 2019center_img Google is primed to go big at CES again Amazon’s Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination Apple, Siri fall further behind Google, Amazon in the smart home 9:57 The world’s largest tech show has become center stage for the digital assistant wars.Amazon Alexa was the belle of the CES ball two years ago when the e-commerce giant unveiled a long list of product integrations that included Ford vehicles and Whirlpool appliances. Not to be overshadowed, Google the following year constructed a large, eye-catching stage and announced four new Google Assistant-powered smart displays.Which brings us to CES 2019, kicking off next week. There, Amazon and Google are expected to make big splashes designed to show the rest of the tech industry that they — not the other guy — have the best platform for operating our smart homes, connected cars and voice-powered offices. Making their cases will be especially important at CES, since the show has become a who’s who for the smart home and automotive industries, two major growth areas for voice assistants.But while both have extended the reach and influence of voice computing, both also need to broaden their messages and showcase their voice assistants’ capabilities. That work could persuade more consumers that they need smart speakers as much as they need smartphones. Currently, 32 percent of Americans own a smart speaker while 77 percent have smartphones, according to Adobe and Pew Research, showing there’s much more room for voice to expand Smart speaker adoption has been growing at a healthy clip, but drawing in new customers may get harder, with increased consumer concern about data privacy and a regular trickle of negative anecdotes about Alexa malfunctioning. Also, Adobe reported the No. 1 reason people don’t own a smart speaker is that they feel they just don’t have a use for one.”If the industry can convince those that do not own a smart speaker to get one, we believe the effects can be exponential,” in sparking new uses in gaming, shopping and search, Adobe Analytics’ Heidi Besik wrote last month.Here’s what to expect from the leading voice-assistant players at CES this year.Amazon Alexa: The market leaderThe online retailing kingpin will likely keep up its strategy of announcing lots of new Alexa partnerships to demonstrate its market dominance and highlight the versatility of its voice assistant.Amazon may also use its now sprawling devices portfolio to help retain its lead. That could mean using CES to unveil new integrations or features for its Fire TV streaming devices, Amazon Key in-home delivery service or Ring home-security gadgets. But don’t expect a long list of new Amazon-branded devices. The company introduced many Alexa-powered devices in September at its own Seattle launch event. At CES, Amazon is all about unveiling new partnerships, like this one with Toyota last year. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET And while Amazon’s playbook of using a large volume of announcements to show voice supremacy has worked well in the past, the company now faces a lot more competition. In mid-2017, Amazon controlled just over 70 percent of the US smart speaker market, eMarketer reported. The research firm last month predicted that number will drop to 63 percent in 2019 as competitors catch up. The Google Home speaker, for instance, should reach 31 percent; other speakers, including the Apple HomePod and Sonos One, will account for 12 percent. (Some consumers use multiple brands, accounting for a total that’s higher than 100 percent.)It’s why Amazon needs the CES spotlight focused on Alexa and not on some rival voice assistant.Google Assistant: The fast-following No. 2lenovo-smart-display-with-google-assistant-3284-012One of the four smart displays Google unveiled with its partners at CES last year. Josh Miller/CNET If any company can make Amazon nervous about its future in voice, it’s Google.The search giant introduced its first smart speaker in late 2016, two years after Amazon unveiled the Echo, but has quickly captured almost a third of the US smart speaker market. Google has also copied some of Amazon’s best ideas — coming out with a cheap, pint-size speaker called the Google Home Mini to rival the Echo Dot, and introducing its own smart displays to compete against the Echo Show.Now Google is signaling big plans for CES 2019, saying it’ll triple the size of its presence from last year. The company may introduce more partnerships as well as smart-home features from its Nest team to help keep pace with Amazon.But while Google has made big strides, it’s unlikely to dethrone Alexa in the next few years.Samsung Bixby: A lot of potentialSamsung, the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has been working its way into voice via its Bixby assistant. It started by bringing Bixby to its Galaxy S8 in 2017, and even created a dedicated Bixby button on the side of the phone. It also unveiled a smart speaker in August, called the Galaxy Home, which hasn’t gone on sale yet. In late 2017, the company said it would start adding Bixby into its refrigerators and smart TVs. Facebook may make some noise this year, using CES to promote its Alexa-powered Portal smart display. Then there’s IBM. Given that CEO Ginni Rometty has a coveted CES keynote speaker spot this year, we may hear news about Watson, though it will likely be focused more on businesses rather than consumers.For any of these companies hoping to hold its own at CES — and many don’t even want to play that game — coming out from under Amazon and Google’s massive shadows won’t be easy.’Hello, humans’: Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet.The Honeymoon Is Over: Everything you need to know about why tech is under Washington’s microscope. Now playing: Watch this: Samsung has been talking up its plans to make Bixby a more important piece of its future. But so far, it’s well behind Amazon and Google in voice assistant smart-home devices, features and partnerships. It may even be too late to catch up.The company is typically a big player at CES, so it may use the show to keep pushing awareness of Bixby. It’ll be a challenge to stand out, though, against the two top dogs.The rest of the pack: A scramble for relevanceApple’s Siri pioneered voice computing on phones and remains a notable player in the market. But Siri has fallen far behind the competition, and Apple’s HomePod remains an also-ran in smart speakers as the company focuses on iPhones, its main profit driver. In addition, Apple rarely has a public presence at CES, preferring to host its own events. All these factors point to Siri likely being irrelevant at the upcoming show.Microsoft’s presence at CES in recent years has focused mostly on supporting its PC partners’ new devices, so it’s unlikely to make a big Cortana-related announcement at the show. Although an early player in voice computing, the software giant hasn’t pushed Cortana development, keeping its voice assistant a minor player. Google Assistant Alexa Amazon Voice recognition Google Samsung Sirilast_img read more

Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM VoiceCalling Tablet Launched in India Price Specs

first_imgRAM1GB ModelAsus Fonepad 7 Processor1.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor Storage capacity16GB with expandable option Taiwanese PC maker Asus launched the Asus Fonepad 7 dual SIM tablet in India, with a price tag of ₹12,999.The tablet, which was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) at Barcelona earlier this year, sports a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor, coupled with 1GB RAM. The dual SIM tablet packs 8GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The tablet measures 199.5×120.8×11.35mm and weighs 340 grams.On the software front, the tablet runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The connectivity features of the tablet include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+). It comes loaded with a 3910mAh battery, which claims to deliver a life of 10 hours. The tablet will come in grey and white colour options.Asus also retails a single SIM variant of the Asus Fonepad 7 tablet in India at ₹17,499. It sports a 7.0-inch IPS backlit HD WXGA screen with 1280x800p resolution, houses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB (with microSD card support) and a high-capacity 3950 mAh Li-Polymer battery.Image credit: Asus India (Ed: VP)Key specifications of Asus Fonepad 7 ModelModelAsus Fonepad 7Asus Fonepad 7ModelDisplayAsus Fonepad 77-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800pixelsModelOSAsus Fonepad 7Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OSModelProcessorAsus Fonepad 71.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processorModelRAMAsus Fonepad 71GBModelStorage capacityAsus Fonepad 716GB with expandable optionModelCameraAsus Fonepad 75.0-megapixel main camera1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p videoModelBatteryAsus Fonepad 7 Li-Polymer battery with 3910mAh;battery life of 10 hoursModelAdd-onsAsus Fonepad 7Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+)ModelDimensionsAsus Fonepad 7199.5×120.8×11.35mmModelWeightAsus Fonepad 7340 gramsModelPrice[MRP]Asus Fonepad 7₹12,999/- Price[MRP]₹12,999/- Camera5.0-megapixel main camera1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p video Dimensions199.5×120.8×11.35mm Display7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800pixels Add-onsWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+) Battery Li-Polymer battery with 3910mAh;battery life of 10 hours Weight340 grams OSAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean OSlast_img read more

Liberty House confirms bidding for Tata Steels UK business

first_imgIndian-origin businessman Sanjeev Gupta-owned Liberty House has confirmed that the company will submit its bid for Tata Steel’s UK operations on Tuesday. According to reports, last week the company said it was considering the option to buy out Tata’s steel business.London-based Liberty House was one of the first companies to show interest in buying Tata Steel’s UK business. Tata Steel will be asking for submission of expression of interest this week, the Financial Times reported.”We can confirm that Liberty will submit a letter of intent to Tata Steel on Tuesday and has put in place a strong internal transaction team and panel of leading external advisers to take the bid forward,” a Liberty House spokesperson was quoted as saying by the FT.Jon Bolton, a former Tata Steel executive who joined Liberty House last month to run its steel business in Scotland, is advising the company on the probable transaction. In addition, Macquarie Capital and State Bank of India are also working with Liberty House to support the bid with funding, as reported by Press Trust of India.However, the biggest hurdle in clinching the sale could be Tata’s pension scheme. Deloitte and Grant Thornton along with other firms are reportedly advising Liberty House in dealing with the 500 million pound “funding deficit.”Liberty House last week concluded the deal of acquiring Tata’s Scottish plants Dalzell and Clydebridge in Lanarkshire. Contenders for the other steel assets of Tata Steel include, Albion Steel, a UK-based start-up, and a Tata management team buyout, the PTI report added.Stocks of Tata Steel closed at Rs. 346.50 on Monday, down 1.16 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more