Ronaldo’s girlfriend supports Portugal in the crowd

first_imgRodriguez, clearly in good spirits throughout the match, was seen donning a Portugal shirt at the tight affair despite being born in Argentina.Rodriguez, donning Ronaldo’s No 7 jersey, saw him score the only goal of the game early on. Photo/DAILY MAILREAD: Ronaldo’s girlfriend Rodriguez supports Portugal in the crowd during narrow victory against MoroccoAnd she sparked rumours that the pair are now engaged by showing off a huge diamond ring on the fourth finger of her left hand.And the shirt she was donning in the crowd was the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s famous No 7 jersey.The 24-year-old was pictured hanging out with her friends and mixing with the fans as Portugal ran out narrow 1-0 winners in Moscow.Rodriguez sparked engagement rumours as she held up her hand while talking to a pal. Photo/DAILY MAILIt may have not been a spectacular display from Portugal but Ronaldo and Co will be pleased with the result following their opening draw against Spain.Ronaldo fired Fernando Santos’s side to victory in the opening stages after getting in front of his marker Karim El Ahmadi to power a diving header beyond Morocco goalkeeper Munir Mohamedi.It was far from convincing by the Euro 2016 champions, who were forced to weather a storm against a plucky Morocco outfit that have crashed out of the World Cup.The Portuguese have put themselves in a very strong position to qualify ahead of their final group encounter with Iran, picking up four points from their first two games.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The 24-year-old waves down to the pitch as she mixes with the Portugal fans inside the ground. Photo/DAILY MAILMOSCOW, Russia, June 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo was spurred on by his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez as Portugal beat Morocco in the World Cup on Wednesday afternoon.Rodriguez saw her man score the winning goal of the game in just the fourth minute as Portugal got off to the best possible start at the Luzhniki Stadium.last_img read more

Congresswoman wants hanging nooses to be a crime

first_imgThe center has started tracking noose incidents since the so-called Jena Six case. While hate speech is banned in many parts of Europe, the United States has consistently protected even the vilest forms of expression. Painting a swastika on a public building, for example, may result in vandalism or other property-related charges, but the symbol itself caries no added penalty. Likewise, screaming anti-gay slurs is not in itself prosecutable, although if a crime is committed, the slurs – like the display of a swastika or a noose – could be evidence of a hate crime and lead to penalty enhancements. But Richardson said in an interview she thinks Congress should look to Europe’s example and ban certain forms of expression. She said she plans to take civil liberties organizations’ concerns into account as she and others develop specific penalties for noose hanging, but said civil liberties is not her only concern. “We’ll create something right for this country. I will not be hindered, though,” she said, adding that she is not opposed to including swastikas or other “symbols that have a history of intolerance” in future legislation. Symbols, Richardson said, matter. “Why do you think it should be a criminal offense if you do aggravated assault on somebody, or battery?” she said. “It is no different to use a prop or symbol as it is to use a fist or gun.” 818-713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsStill, some civil rights organizations and Democratic leaders say the legislation pits protection from hate crimes against freedom of expression – and some are holding back from endorsing the bill. Dennis Parker, director of the national ACLU’s racial justice program, said civil libertarians fear that banning symbols is a slippery slope. If white groups could have had the raised fist – a symbol of the black power movement – banned in the 1970s, they would have, he said. “We would be concerned about something that broadly seeks to prohibit specific symbols or speech,” Parker said. “I understand the frustration, but I am not sure the answer is to say let’s get rid of the symbol. “The point of the First Amendment is not just to protect speech that everyone agrees with,” he said. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported more than 50 noose incidents since September. Hanging ropes evoking the thousands of lynchings of black men that occurred in the U.S. have been found on a Columbia University professor’s door, a Boston subway train and a Houston factory, among others. WASHINGTON – For Rep. Laura Richardson, a noose is a “horrible symbol of racism” and hanging one in public should be a crime. The Long Beach Democrat’s first legislative act of her congressional career last week was to push a resolution criminalizing hanging nooses. The move follows a rash of hate crimes involving nooses, including one hung on a tree at a high school in Jena, La., over the summer. That incident plus the arrests of six black teens accused of beating a white high school student in a separate incident set off protests in the town that drew national attention. “If it takes a House resolution to get the message across that it’s time to move beyond this horrible symbol of racism, then let it be known that the members of the 110th United States Congress are ready to act on it,” Richardson said in a statement. last_img read more


first_imgCELTIC coach and Donegal GAA manager Jim McGuinness is in Glasgow this evening for the club’s glamour last 16 Champions League clash with Juventus.The Hoops are hoping to take a first leg lead against the Turin club.McGuinness has been working with younger members of the Celtic squad in his role as a sports psychologist. A host of Donegal GAA stars will also be at the game – which is live on TV3 from 7.30pm.“There is a real belief anything can happen over two games,” said Neil Lennon today.“We go into the tie as underdogs but nothing is going to be decided at the end of 90 minutes.”Juventus currently top Italy’s Serie A and have a wealth of top players. “They have excellent strikers – Mirko Vucinic, Fabio Quagliarella, Sebastian Giovinco – and they have also brought in Nicolas Anelka,” said Lennon.“But the one who has caught my eye is Alessandro Matri. He looks an excellent young player. The team is blessed with fantastic footballers but we knew that before the tie or before any preparations were made.“It would be dangerous to underestimate Celtic. We have proved already this season that we can be a match for anyone.”Celtic reached the last 16 by finishing second in their group behind Barcelona, having beaten the Spanish giants at Parkhead.“It is the only show around, a European night at Celtic Park,” said the manager. “It will be a fantastic football arena – for me, one of the best atmospheres in world football, never mind European football – and it is for our supporters.“Obviously, the players will play their part but to bring these nights back to the club is something that means a lot to me.“Anyone who has experienced a Champions League night here before will know what I am referring to.”Striker Georgios Samaras is battling a hamstring injury to feature against Juventus, while defender Efe Ambrose was in action for Nigeria on Sunday, helping them win the African Cup of Nations. “We will see what condition he is in and if he is OK, we will have him in the squad,” Lennon said of Ambrose’s return to Glasgow.“We will give Georgios as much time as he is needed. He has been doing pretty aggressive rehabilitation work and we are hopeful he will be okay.“If not, then I have a very strong squad and we will have him fit for the second leg.”JIM McGUINNESS IN GLASGOW FOR CELTIC’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLASH WITH JUVENTUS was last modified: February 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JIM McGUINNESS IN GLASGOW FOR CELTIC’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLASH WITH JUVENTUSlast_img read more


first_imgSenior League Our seniors were defeated by Glenties on a scoreline 2-13 to 2-8, their next game is against St Michaels at home on Sunday.Our under 21 team had a good win over Glenswilly on Friday last on a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-6, they now play N. Mhuire on Thursday 29th in the Banks at 7pm. Good luck to John and the team. There will be a club meeting on Tues 3rd @ 9pm in the TearoomsUnderageOur under 16 had a great win over Bundoran in a tough match on Wed last in the league, they now meet F. Masters in the league semi final on Fri 30th @7pm venue T.B.C., Their C’ship starts on Monday 26th with a game against Na Rossa in Towney at 7pm ,good luck to the boys in both games .The under 13 league starts on Sunday 1st with an away fixture to Glenties at 12 Noon. Our u-12 finished up their year with a Blitz in Glenswilly ,a great day was had by all, also a thank you to Glenswilly for hosting the blitz,well done to all the boys and girls who took part all year. Keep up the good work.Congratulation to all our students who received their leaving results,and the best of luck to those who are going onto college .LottoThere was no winner of the lotto. Lotto numbers were 6,7,11,25 and lotto plus numbers were 10,16,21,27. Consolation prizes went to Aiden Gallagher, Paddy Sweeney and Pauline Kennedy, Ardara. Lotto jackpot next week will €1600Bingo There was no winner of the bingo jackpot. Jackpot next week will be €3550 on 51 numbers. Bingo winners were Denise Boyle, Breege Boyle, Eileen Gillespie, Breege Campbell, Michael McGinley.GAA NEWS – KILCAR SENIORS BEATEN BY GLENTIES was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Kilcar GAA Clublast_img read more

Donegal Fire Service called to incident in Lifford

first_imgA number of fire appliances from the Donegal Fire Service were called to an incident in Lifford on Sunday afternoon.It is understood the fire occurred near the St Judes estate in the east Donegal town.No further information has been provided at this time. More to follow… Donegal Fire Service called to incident in Lifford was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Future of Entrepreneurship Hinges on Bringing People and Tech Together

first_imgTags:#events As any business leader could tell you, conferences are big business. In 2016, the event industry generated $325 billion in direct spending — through hotels, catering, exhibitions, and events centers — and an even more impressive $845 billion in business sales.There’s no denying the power events have on the economy itself — in fact, for every dollar spent on face-to-face meetings, $1.60 is generated for the American economy. Big businesses, too, receive benefits; many use these events for networking, building partnerships with other firms, and providing professional development opportunities for their employees. They enter the room with big names and leave with an even bigger stack of business cards.But what about entrepreneurs? Many of these events can be isolating for startup founders or leaders of growing companies; without name recognition or existing relationships, they struggle. Trust is earned through repeated exposure, and these unknown brands grapple with simultaneously building trust and earning interest. That means these events — while very instructive — may not be designed to truly help the world’s entrepreneurs.The future of entrepreneurship hinges on bringing people and tech together, as Hollis Carter of Baby Bathwater explains, and the format may not look the way we expect.Building for EntrepreneursCarter and his co-founder, Michael Lovitch, established The Baby Bathwater Institute to provide entrepreneurial support they didn’t see available elsewhere. Combining entrepreneurs who were all building businesses and using technology in different industries — through software, automated platforms, and split testing — was important. “We wanted to reduce the posturing that happens at a lot of events,” Carter explained. “People try to be transactional, but we’re about supporting visions of running and growing a business. That’s why we don’t go after a specific industry.”The institute started its flagship events — two annual excursions to Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah — four years ago. The four-day events are all-inclusive experiences off the beaten path, featuring an outdoorsy vibe, complete with farm-fresh meals, spas, and live music. The goal was to have people leave their wallets and business cards at home — no pitching allowed — and create a setting that would allow people to talk openly.“I have an obsession with mental health and its impact on entrepreneurs,” Carter said, “and it can be a lonely world, building a business and facing insecurity. Entrepreneurship is up and down for the whole family; it’s important to create a community to support them through the big wins and devastating losses.”The events featured a “Choose Your Own Adventure” format, allowing entrepreneurs to avoid the school-like atmosphere found at many other events. “Most entrepreneurs hated school,” Carter laughs. “When they went to events, they felt like they were back in a school environment — here’s your name tag, your worksheet. We encourage people to only go to talks that are relevant to them so the participation at those sessions is really high. If it’s not relevant, go grab a bottle of wine and meet with others.” The goal, he explains, is to allow entrepreneurs to pick and choose the sessions and in-person meetings that will have the biggest impact on their businesses’ growth and future.Baby Bathwater’s event schedule expanded to include members-only events twice a year; in 2018, the group is hosting an event near Split, Croatia, for the first time, and it believes this experience will accelerate everything it’s done before.Eliminating DistractionsThe five-day Croatia Island Takeover in June takes place on a private island; the event attendees will be the only people there. It continues the setting of Baby Bathwater’s other events — no conference rooms, no hotel food, no selling — but amplifies the ability for people to be truly present. With some opting to bring significant others and content discussing the entrepreneurial lifestyle on the docket, “people will be more grounded and authentic,” Carter said.This shift will allow entrepreneurs to move even further away from the box-ticking mentality that surfaces at many conferences. “Content is a cool thing to bring people in, but then they’re there for the conversation. They’re in the grow-and-scale phase, and they really want conversations about that,” Carter explained. “They’re not worrying about who’s paying the bar tab.”Carter says they’re well-positioned to have fulfilling conversations: “We take a clinical approach and do a full intake: Who do they want to meet? What skills do they bring? We make recommendations to each person.” He says entrepreneurs are busy but know they need to network and meet people in order to grow their companies; because the events are curated, their time is spent more effectively — Baby Bathwater’s team does the networking at other events and attracts the right people to its own.Making It Pay Off Over the Long RunEliminating distractions and refocusing entrepreneurs on exploring the issues and problems they’re faced with has paid off, not just for Baby Bathwater’s team, but for its attendees as well. “Not being transactional has actually produced more partnerships,” Carter admitted. “Entrepreneurs find people they genuinely enjoy, and we hear often about people partnering or combining companies. That’s why we also have a mix of people who provide services and have brands so they can meet in a casual environment; bigger companies are sometimes born from the resources they bring.”Talking to others who have been there, done that has helped many learn to shift how they handle their time, money, and energy. “I’ve met lots of smart, successful people who have creative, innovative companies…but I don’t necessarily want to spend a weekend with them,” said Bert Jacobs, the co-founder of Life is Good. “Everyone here is accomplished, driven, intellectually stimulating, kind and understands that even though we run businesses…we’re animals.”Likewise, Jenny Thompson of SafetyPIN Technologies said her experience with Baby Bathwater events taught her “things I wouldn’t learn for three years if I did not come here.” Carter says that seeing how individuals have benefited from Baby Bathwater’s events has been affirming, but the team doesn’t want to stop there: It wants to help provide tactical support for its members, too.“We want to focus purely on incubating and supporting the people here,” Carter said. “The next stage for us is getting more hands-on and seeing how we can help them move into new industries and address gaps.”Carter says the way to keep entrepreneurs learning is through building relationships and providing support, not merely trading business cards or playing up tech specs. “Business isn’t speed dating,” he says. He believes it’s time event organizers stopped acting like it — and take a genuine interest in their peers and supporting one another. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Rohingya children to get UNHCR cards in Bengal

first_img “The UNHCR refugee cards will be given to 24 juveniles who are staying in government homes. Twelve of them are at SMM Home in Liluah,” Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborti, chairperson of the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights, told The Hindu.While there are no fixed settlement of Rohingyas in West Bengal, most of them are in prisons. The data available for the period till August 2015 show that 83 Rohingyas, including women and children, are lodged in prisons and 27 had completed their term.‘Rohingyas: The Emergence of a Stateless Community,’ a report compiled by the Calcutta Research Group and released in February 2016, states that the Rohingyas crossing over to India from Bangladesh preferred the camps in Jammu, Hyderabad and Delhi.UNHCR representatives had written to West Bengal prison officials on granting refugee cards to the Rohingyas lodged in the prisons. However, this time, it was the State government that approached the UNHCR for providing cards to children kept in juvenile justice homes.The State government planned to distribute UNHCR “refugee cards” to Rohingya children at SMM Home at Liluah on August 30. But the event was cancelled at the last moment as Minister for Department of Women and Child Development Sashi Panja did not turn up.Roshni Sen, Secretary of the Women and Child Development Department, refused to comment.Ms. Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborti said the cards would be distributed in the next few days. Death toll in Myanmar violence nears 400 The West Bengal government will distribute identity cards issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Rohigya children lodged in the juvenile justice homes of the State.The move comes at a time when there are reports that the Union government is planning to deport Rohingyas refugees.The UNHCR has issued identity cards to the Rohingyas in India so as to shield them from harassment and arbitrary arrests.The UNHCR says some 16,500 Rohingya from Myanmar are registered with it in India. The UNHCR issues ID cards to registered refugees and documents to asylum-seekers which help to prevent arbitrary arrests, detention and deportation. “The government issues long-term visas to refugees which ease their access to public services and employment in the private sector. Because of some recent changes to the documentation processes, some refugees have reportedly been facing challenges in accessing public services and opening bank accounts… It is important for refugees to have access to employment and basic services. The UNHCR advocates that the long-term visas and refugee cards continue to be recognised to facilitate their access to these services,” the UNHCR India office said in response to questions from The Hindu.Also Readlast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Kapil slams Dhoni for bowling

first_imgIndia are missing Zaheer Khan dearly against England in the first Test at Lord’s.No wonder India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen pulling off his gloves and taking the ball on the second day of the 100th Test between the two countries at the prestigious Lord’s cricket ground.It was during the session that the India skipper took to bowling when a few overs were left for the new ball to be taken. And Rahul Dravid was seen taking Dhoni’s place behind the wicket.The move was seen by many as a means of saving the Test and has surprised the former cricketers.Kapil Dev told Headlines Today that he was “surprised to see Dhoni bowl”. “Dhoni has made mockery of Test cricket by bowling (himself). This is not acceptable that on the second day of the Test match, you can’t do this,” Kapil added.Kapil who never minces words was also scathing about Zaheer Khan suffering from hamstring injury.”Zaheer is responsible for this. He has put the team in trouble. He should have known his fitness and tested his fitness levels before returning to test cricket,” he fumed.”It’s really tough to bowl 20 overs a day in Test cricket. Zaheer is responsible for this. He has killed the possibility of India winning this Test match,” he added. Zaheer suffered a hamstring strain in his right thigh on the first day of the Lord’s Test.However, former captain Sourav Ganguly favoured of Dhoni using himself as a bowler. He said, “Dhoni is playing with five bowlers. He made the most of his resources.”advertisementDhoni had to give rest to his regular bowlers and his bowling worked as breather for others and created chances as well, Sourav said.An odd decision it maybe but it certainly will go down the history as an interesting one as it featured during the 2000th Test in the history of cricket.last_img read more

Pooja Banerjee to get engaged in October this year

first_imgCurrently seen as playing the lead in Nagarjuna – Ek Yoddha, TV actress and swimmer Pooja Banerjee will soon get engaged, reports The Times of India.According to the report, Pooja will get engaged to her long-time boyfriend and swimmer, Sandeep Sejwal.Pooja first met Sandeep, an Asian Games medalist, at a swimming event in Jaipur about 10 years ago. Talking about the man she loves, Pooja told TOI, “He is a simple guy and what I love best about him is his honesty. He had proposed to me a long time ago, but it got formalised from our parents’ side only a few days back.”Although the wedding is most likely to happen early next year, the engagement will take place on October 12 this year. Expressing her interest for sports, Pooja told TOI, “I would like to be more involved in swimming along with acting. There is a lot to do for sports in our country.”last_img read more

Ulstein Verft Gets Two New PSV Orders

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Ulstein, February 24, 2014 Print  Close My location zoom Ulstein announced today the shipbuilding contracts for two new platform supply vessels (PSVs) for Blue Ship Invest. The vessels are of the PX121 design and are scheduled for delivery from Ulstein Verft Q1 2015.Ulstein Verft currently has seven vessels on order. In total, Ulstein has sold 20 designs of the PX121 design, and the two new vessels will be number nine and ten of this design type to be constructed at Ulstein Verft. The first six of these types of vessels were delivered from Ulstein Verft during 2012-13. All of them are at work in the North Sea, and have received excellent feedback.“PX121 has become a success, and many such ships have now been constructed at our own and at external yards. It is gratifying to see that we succeed in our efforts to bring new products into the market,” comments CEO Gunvor Ulstein, continuing: “Our expertise is in developing new solutions within ship designs, system solutions and ship construction. Blue Ship Invest is an investment company within Ulstein Group, but as ship operation is not one of our focus areas, our plan is to sell these two vessels.”Lower investment and operating costsIn the North Sea, these PSVs are considered medium-sized, and they have an optimum combination of fuel efficiency and deadweight. They have a capacity and performance that approaches those of larger PSVs. They can take on most of the tasks usually handled by slightly larger PSVs. Both investment cost and operating cost are lower.last_img read more