Willian insists he wanted Chelsea to win FA Cup final despite imminent Arsenal transfer

first_imgWillian insists he wanted Chelsea to win FA Cup final despite imminent Arsenal transfer Advertisement Willian joined Arsenal a fortnight after the FA Cup final (Picture: Getty)Arsenal new boy Willian insists he wanted former club Chelsea to beat the Gunners in the FA Cup final, despite joining Mikel Arteta’s side a fortnight later.The Brazilian signed a three-year deal with the Gunners last week and had verbally agreed to join the club before their 2-1 win against Chelsea at Wembley.Arsenal’s victory means they will play Europa League football next term and European qualification is seen as a crucial factor in attracting new blood to the club this summer. Willian missed the final through injury, meaning he had already played his last game for Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGiven the important of the game for Arsenal, some could forgive Willian for wanting his future club to win. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Aug 2020 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Willian signed a three-year deal with the club last week (Picture: Getty)But he insists that at the time he was desperate to end his time at Chelsea on a high by winning the trophy again.‘I wanted Chelsea to win because that was who I played for and I wasn’t sure I would be going to Arsenal,’ Willian told the Sun. ‘But, of course, I am happy now that Arsenal won because we get to play in Europe and that is important for us.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityChelsea were keen on keeping Willian and Frank Lampard made several attempts to convince his board to hand the winger the three-year deal he craved.However, Willian’s demands were never met and he’s been criticised in some quarters by moving across London to an Arsenal side that finished eighth last term.But Willian insists the Gunners remain one of the biggest teams in the world and that he wants to make them successful again.‘Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I see this as changing from one big club to another,’ said Willian.‘It is expected we should be challenging for all the titles. I know what is needed to do that because I was very successful at Chelsea. This is a club which deserves to shine again.’MORE: Willian pleads with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal and help challenge for Premier League titles Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Commodity Classic packed with highlights for attendees

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers gathered in Orlando for the 2019 Commodity Classic that featured a massive trade show and leading agriculture experts from around the country.Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. Commodity Classic is unlike any other agriculture event, featuring a robust schedule of educational sessions, a huge trade show featuring the latest technology, equipment and innovation, top-notch entertainment, inspiring speakers and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers from across the nation.The event is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Here are some of the many highlights. Brandon Scott with Nufarm talks about Trunemco, a new seed treatment for residual nematode control in corn and soybeans. Cory Atley, a farmer from Cedarville was recently determined the highest-yielding farmer in the Ohio with 97 bushels per acre in the Asgrow Yield Contest with AG38X8 brand. He also had the second highest Ohio yield in the NCGA corn yield contest. The national presidents from the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers gathered on stage to cover the issues during the General Session. Lyndsie Koehler with Corteva talked about sustainability efforts. Joel got to learn more about Corteva in the trade show. John Torres with Ohio Corn and Wheat talked LEBOR with Dale. John Brien with AgriGold talked with Joel Penhorwood for a live update from the trade show. We caught up with Ryan Rubischko with Bayer to learn more about dicamba. Pete Uitenbroek with Bayer Crop Science talked about new products from Asgrow Dekalb. Ohio Soybean Association president Scott Metzger (left) and Ohio Corn & Wheat president Jon Miller provided updates at the Buckeye Breakfast. Dale Minyo served as the emcee for the Buckeye Breakfast. Walker Gottfried from Upper Sandusky talked about crop protection on his farm at a BASF event. Joel got an update from Scott Metzger and Jon Miller. Dale talked LEBOR with John Torres from Ohio Corn and Wheat. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke at the General Session in 2019. Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ryan-Rubischko-Commodity-Classic-2019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Google Maps Launches Labs: What Will You Enable?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#web Some of the new options clearly fit more in the category of “just for fun” – like the one that adds the “beta” label back to the service’s logo or the “Where in the World” game which lets you guess where you are based on satellite imagery. Our Favorite New FeaturesHowever, a few of the other features are more intriguing. For example, the “Aerial Imagery” feature sounds suspiciously like Bing Maps’ “Bird’s Eye view.” In Bing, Bird’s Eye view lets you see aerial imagery in an angled view. Using four different angles, the perspective is more useful for seeing detail than traditional aerial imagery which looks straight down on the rooftops. In fact, Bing’s unique Bird’s Eye view feature has been one of the service’s key selling points for some time. But now, it sounds as if Google plans to add the same – especially since the Labs description notes “currently imagery is only available in certain areas, but we’re adding more all the time.“Another interesting option is the “What’s Around Here?” feature. Enabling this experiment adds a second search button next to the search box. When you have a map pulled up on your screen, all you have to do is click that button and thousands of round markers appear on the map denoting places of interest. This is a handy way to explore an area when you don’t necessarily have something in particular that you’re searching for. It’s easy to imagine how a future version of this feature could tap into other Google location-based services like the new Google Buzz or Google Latitude, for example, in order to add layers of social activity to the map, similar to Bing’s Twitter “mapplication.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google Maps has just launched an “experimental” section called Labs where you can find the latest prototypes and test features to try out for use with the company’s online mapping service. As with other Google products, like Gmail for example, the Labs section lets users opt-in to features that – as Google describes it – “aren’t quite ready for primetime.” But some of the features in Gmail will never be mainstreamed into the email service itself – they’re simply fun extras which some people love but others would hate…or simply have no use for. So will the new Google Maps Labs be the same? Filled mostly with fun but ultimately minor upgrades among a handful of gems? Or will it truly serve as the testing ground where the next major features planned for Google Maps make their debut? We checked it out this morning and found a couple of options worth enabling right now.Discovered by Google Blogoscoped, Google Maps Labs launched with nine experimental features. You can access this new section by clicking on the green test tube icon which now appears at the top of Google Maps. In the pop-up window that appears, you can enable or disable the extra features. Currently, the line up includes:Drag ‘n’ Zoom: Click the Drag-and-Zoom button, then draw a box on the map to immediately zoom into that place. Aerial Imagery: Available for certain areas, aerial imagery “gives you rotatable, high-resolution overhead imagery presented in a new perspective.” Back to Beta: This will simply add a “Beta” icon to the Maps logo. Where in the World Game: Guess the name of the country from satellite imagery. Rotatable Maps: This puts north facing downwards, for instance. What’s Around Here?: This will trigger a search for anything (“*”), showing the top places for a given location. LatLng Tooltip: Shows the latitude/ longitude of where your cursor is positioned. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The two features described above registered as the stand-out options worth enabling right now, but we’ll definitely be watching the Labs section to see what other options show up later on. Do you have any feature requests you would like to see appear in Labs? If so, let us know in the comments. Related Posts sarah perezlast_img read more

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess 76ers lead, 3-1. Game 5, 8 p.m. EDT, TNT.NEED TO KNOW: Brooklyn guard D’Angelo Russell has 89 points through four games. That’s tied for the second-most among Nets players whose first four career postseason games came with the team. He trails only Brook Lopez (90 points, 2013).KEEP AN EYE ON: Nets guard Caris Levert. He’s the first Nets guard to score 25 or more points in consecutive postseason games since Vince Carter in 2007.PRESSURE IS ON: Philly forward Tobias Harris, who’s hitting 50% of his 3-pointers in the postseason. This after draining 32.6% in the regular season after being acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers.SPURS AT NUGGETSSeries tied at 2. Game 5, 9:30 p.m. EDT, NBA TV.NEED TO KNOW: The Spurs hold a 22-8 postseason record against Denver. …The Nuggets were an NBA-best 34-7 at home in the regular season.KEEP AN EYE ON: Nuggets forward Torrey Craig. He got the start over Will Barton on Saturday and had 18 points. Also played stellar defense on DeRozan.PRESSURE IS ON: Derrick White. The Colorado native/Spurs guard scored eight points in a home loss to the Nuggets on Saturday. Gary Harris was assigned to cover him after White erupted for 36 points the game before.THUNDER AT TRAIL BLAZERS Informed it erupted on social media, Nurse said: “Is that a good thing?”Here’s perhaps a not-so-good thing: Toronto’s history in closing out series. The Raptors are 5-6 when they have a chance to win a playoff series, according to the team.“This team, let’s see if they can start their own history,” Nurse said. “We need to do our best to take care of business.”It certainly was a wild weekend around the league, with Brooklyn GM Sean Marks drawing a one-game suspension — and a fine — for entering the referees’ locker room after a Game 4 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday. In that game, Brooklyn’s Jared Dudley and Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler were ejected after a scuffle broke out following Joel Embiid’s flagrant foul against Jarrett Allen in the third quarter. The league fined Dudley $25,000 and Butler $15,000.San Antonio guard DeMar DeRozan got hit in the wallet by the league, too, after tossing the basketball in the direction of an official following a called he didn’t like in a Game 4 loss. Asked Monday at practice if there was anything he regrets about the incident besides the $25,000, DeRozan responded: “The 25-grand. I don’t want to just give away that much money.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The series between the Nuggets and Spurs has been highly entertaining, with each team earning a win on the other’s home floor.“Back at square one,” DeRozan said. “Got to go in there and win in a tough environment. It should be fun.”Here’s a look at Tuesday’s games:MAGIC AT RAPTORSRaptors lead 3-1. Game 5, 7 p.m. EDT, NBA TVNEED TO KNOW: Unbelievable as this may sound, the Raptors have never won four consecutive postseason games. After Kawhi Leonard’s 34-point outing in Game 4, Toronto now will have a chance to change that.KEEP AN EYE ON: Orlando has been resilient all season, and Magic coach Steve Clifford thrives off that. There’s a history of toughness from Orlando in the playoffs — the Magic are 5-4 in their last nine games when facing elimination. Clifford was an assistant coach for most of those Orlando teams.INJURY WATCH: Magic C Nikola Vucevic was grabbing at his right ankle after tussling with Leonard for a loose ball late in Game 4. But neither team is likely to have any lineup changes for Game 5.PRESSURE IS ON: Toronto. The Raptors should want to send a message, end this series, get a few days off and ensure themselves at least a full week at home before hitting the road for Game 3 of the second round.NETS AT 76ERS Now leading 3-1, Nurse and the Raptors look to close out their series with the Magic at home Tuesday. The same goes for Philadelphia against Brooklyn and Portland against Oklahoma City.The second-seeded Denver Nuggets return home Tuesday following their first victory in San Antonio since 2012. Tied at 2, they’ve reclaimed home-court advantage as Nuggets coach Michael Malone finds himself in quite a chess match with his counterpart Gregg Popovich.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He’s Bobby Fischer,” Malone said, in comparing Popovich to the chess prodigy. “He’s a savant. So I’m not worried about matching wits with Gregg Popovich. I’m worried about helping our team.”Face it, this was comical: The look of Nurse, who instantly became a meme with his expression during a Game 4 win. After a 3-second call on Fred VanVleet in the opening quarter, Nurse stood almost perfectly still on the sideline, his mouth ajar. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse pumps his fist after his team scored a basket against the Orlando Magic during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)DENVER— In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect “O” with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds.Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape — just like Nurse’s gone-viral expression on the bench during a win Sunday in Orlando.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess James Yap no regrets over missed game-tying 3 in Game 4 loss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trail Blazers lead 3-1. Game 5, 10:30 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: Portland is 82-42 all-time at home in the postseason.KEEP AN EYE ON: The Blazers dynamic backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who have combined for 51 or more points in every game of the series. McCollum and the Blazers quietly went about their business Sunday. They didn’t talk trash, but let their play do the talking in a 111-98 win. “I think we are a lot more mature than we were in past years,” McCollum said on the Blazers’ website.PRESSURE IS ON: Westbrook. In Game 4, he was 5 of 21 from the field for 14 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Two Greek Firms Sentenced for Dumping Oil in Texas Ports

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Two Greek shipping companies, Avin International Ltd and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, were sentenced on charges stemming from several illegal oil discharges from the oil tanker Nicos I.V.Both the operator and the owner pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of an agency proceeding, one count of failure to report discharge of oil under the Clean Water Act, and three counts of negligent discharge of oil under the Clean Water Act on November 26, 2018.Under the plea agreement, the companies will pay a USD 4 million criminal fine and serve a four-year term of probation, during which vessels operated by the companies will be required to implement an environmental compliance plan, including inspections by an independent auditor.The Master of the Nicos I.V., Rafail-Thomas Tsoumakos, and the vessel’s Chief Officer, Alexios Thomopoulos, both pleaded guilty to one count of making a material false statement and were sentenced to pay fines of USD 10,000 each on December 20, 2018.Namely, at some point prior to July 6, 2017, the ballast system of the Greek-flagged tanker became contaminated with oil and that oil was discharged twice from the vessel into the Port of Houston on July 6 and July 7, 2017, during deballasting operations.After leaving the Port of Houston, en route to Port Arthur, Texas, oil was observed in several of the ballast tanks. After arriving in Port Arthur, additional oil began bubbling up next to the vessel, which was then reported to the U.S. Coast Guard.last_img read more

NewsAlert Montreal priest stabbed during mass

first_imgMONTREAL — A priest has been stabbed as he was celebrating mass this morning at Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory.Montreal police say the victim suffered minor injuries and a suspect has been arrested.More comingThe Canadian Presslast_img

Callton Lyons introduce bills to improve patient access to medical marihuana

first_img Categories: News 12Feb Callton, Lyons introduce bills to improve patient access to medical marihuana Medical marihuana patients statewide are one step closer to safe access, thanks to legislation introduced at the state Capitol today by Reps. Mike Callton and Lisa Posthumus Lyons.The bills improve legislation that passed the House last term, implementing ideas developed at lengthy workgroup meetings with stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, law enforcement, and officials from cities, villages and townships.Legislation authored by Callton, R-Nashville, would transition what are known today as dispensaries into “provisioning centers” to dispense marihuana in a clean, regulated environment.  Lyons’s bill will allow patients to use non-smokeable forms of marihuana, such as tinctures and other liquid forms more suitable for children and the elderly.“People traditionally think of marihuana as a liberal issue,” Callton said. “This is a conservative bill that provides for local control. Furthermore, this isn’t a criminal matter.  It’s a health care issue.  As a medical professional, I recognize that patients who suffer from some of the worst conditions – epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain – need safe treatment options that give them relief without fear of criminal prosecution.”“The bottom line here is that we need to implement common-sense measures to ensure patients have safe access to medicinal marihuana,” said Lyons, R-Alto. “Additionally, we badly need to provide for alternative forms of medicinal marihuana because smoking may not be the most effective or healthy choice for patients, especially children. It is absurd that patients and parents face prosecution for using a method that best meets their medical needs, and we need to fix it.”Callton’s measure states that provisioning centers can supply marihuana products but that they cannot be used on site.  It gives cities, villages and townships the option to opt into the law, meaning they can allow a certain number of provisioning centers or ban them entirely.The bills were unveiled today at a press conference with participants including sponsors of Senate companion bills Mike Shirkey and David Knezek, Sen. Coleman Young, Detroit City Councilman James Tate, and City of Lansing Chief of Police Michael Yankowski. Ida Chinonis of Grand Blanc, the mother of six-year-old Bella Chinonis, also spoke at the press conference.  Bella suffers from 1p36 deletion syndrome, meaning she is missing the tip of her first chromosome, and her mother seeks access to safe, tested, non-smokeable medical marihuana for her daughter to prevent life-threatening seizures.Callton and Lyons have collected numerous bipartisan cosponsors for both measures.last_img read more