Atletico edge Ozil-less Arsenal on penalties

first_imgAfter Luciano Vietto’s opener for Atletico against the run of play, teenager Smith Rowe hit a dazzling equaliser — his first senior goal — in front of new boss Unai Emery as it finished 1-1 after normal time.Under International Champions Cup rules, the game went straight to penalties where substitute Atletico goalkeeper Antonio Adan starred, saving three before coolly slotting the winner himself.Both sides started with unfamiliar line-ups but Arsenal were the dominant force in the first half before they were hit with a sucker-punch four minutes from the break.In a rare Atletico foray forward, Angel Correa crossed from the byline to his fellow Argentine Vietto, whose header looped past new Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.The German, starting ahead of Petr Cech in goal, otherwise had little to do as Arsenal, employing Emery’s trademark high press, kept Atletico in their own half.French forward Alexandre Lacazette was denied from close range on three occasions, including a full-length save by Atletico’s Jan Oblak after good work from Smith Rowe.But Arsenal struck two minutes into the second half when Smith Rowe curled the equaliser into the top corner from the edge of the box, before being mobbed by his team-mates.Mass substitutions in the last half-hour made for a disjointed finale before the penalty shoot-out.Arsenal, rebuilding under Emery after Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign, are hoping for silverware this season and a return to the Champions League, while Atletico finished second in La Liga behind Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luciano Vietto of Atletico Madrid attempts to get past Arsenal players during their International Champions Cup football match in Singapore © AFP / ROSLAN RAHMANSINGAPORE, Singapore, Jul 26 – New-look Arsenal left out controversy-hit Mesut Ozil but still impressed before they were edged 3-1 on penalties by Europa League champions Atletico Madrid in a friendly on Thursday.Ozil, who caused a furore when he quit German national duty claiming racism, was rested after his World Cup exertions as 17-year-old midfielder Emile Smith Rowe took centre-stage in Singapore.last_img read more

Forest set to confirm Kane deal

first_imgNottingham Forest are expected to confirm the signing of youngster Todd Kane on loan from Chelsea later today.The 21-year-old right-back has been recalled from a loan spell at Bristol City and Chelsea are keen for him to play in the Championship.Stuart Pearce gave Kane a call-up when the Forest boss was in charge of the England Under-21s and is set to sign him for the rest of the season.Kane, who made seven appearances for City but only one league start, previously played in the second tier while on loan at Blackburn and before that was loaned to Preston.See also:Chelsea’s Kane expected to join ForestKane’s loan move to Forest is confirmedFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Brand South Africa in good shape: Zuma

first_imgThe smooth running of last week’s local government elections once more demonstrated South Africa’s growth as a democracy and how it continues to attract the respect of the international community, President Jacob Zuma said after a meeting with the board of Brand South Africa on Tuesday.“For us, the elections, like many events we have held before, are once again proof of how we can help market this brand called South Africa,” Zuma said after the meeting in Pretoria.“To be a democratic country is very important because now we have people who are able to link their vote to their living conditions, and that markets SA in terms of its democracy.”The elections also helped South Africa to boost its international marketing both politically and economically, Zuma said.The meeting, also attended by businesspeople and Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane, discussed at length the need for business and government to work together to market the successes of the country domestically and to the world.Established in 2002, Brand South Africa is tasked with developing and implementing proactive and coordinated marketing and communication strategies for the country.Brand South Africa chairperson Anita Soni said South Africa’s advanced telecommunications and research infrastructure made it one of the most attractive and competent countries in the world.“What we discussed in this meeting is that, considering the things we have, it is very important moving forward that we as South Africans become brand ambassadors for our country, because we have a lot to be proud of,” Soni said. “But it will take all of us to achieve that,” she added.Zuma used the meeting to appoint Geoffrey Rothschild, Moss Leoka, Sindi Mabaso-Koyana and Ramasela Moloto, all from the private sector, as the new members of the Brand South Africa board.New government representatives on the board are Presidency Director-General Cassius Lubisi, Trade and Industry Director-General Lionel October, Arts and Culture Director-General Sibusiso Xaba, and Timothy Scholtz from South African Tourism.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

MeeGo: A New Linux OS to Fight iPhone, iPad and More

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#NYT#web sarah perez Nokia and Intel have just announced the creation of MeeGo, a new Linux-based operating system designed for portable devices including netbooks and smartphones as well as other non-desktop platforms like connected TVs and vehicles. The new OS is a combination of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin, both Linux-based computing environments. This partnership is notable not just for combining two different Linux platforms under one roof, but for its cross-platform support of both Intel and ARM chips, the latter currently popular in mobile devices like Apple’s iPhone thanks to its low power consumption needs.The MeeGo operating system is designed to let developers write once and then deploy to a number of hardware platforms including everything from smartphones to netbooks and more, a popular strategy these days in an increasingly fragmented mobile world. The same strategy has also been recently embraced by Adobe, who now lets their developers write once and then deploy their Flash apps to any operating system, both desktop and laptop-based or mobile.Applications that previously worked on Maemo or Moblin will work on the new MeeGo OS, too, say the companies. Also, the new platform is not intended to replace Nokia’s own Symbian OS, Nokia assures. Instead, using the Qt application and UI framework, developers can deploy apps to both MeeGo and other platforms, including Symbian. The resulting applications will then be marketed through Nokia’s Ovi Store, for all MeeGo and Symbian-based Nokia devices while Intel’s AppUp Center will handle the marketing of apps for Intel-based MeeGo devices. Open Source vs. iPhone OS…and MoreBoth companies are positioning the new OS an open source alternative to the iPhone App Store model. Although they don’t come out and directly call out the popular Apple iPhone OS by name, they hint at it by stating that with MeeGo, people “are not locked into one kind of device or those from any individual manufacturer.” Both companies are also preparing for a new range of tablet devices that will compete against the trail-blazing iPad. In an interview with CNet, Renee J. James, a senior vice president at Intel, affirms that “this kind of operating environment is targeted very well for a tablet-style device.” However, the platform isn’t meant to just compete with Apple products. It will also go up against the upcoming netbook OS from Google, Chrome OS, as well as mobile, tablet, and in-car OS’s from other vendors, including Microsoft. MeeGo will arrive in the second quarter of 2010 with products becoming available starting in the third quarter. center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Rahul Bhatnagar is back with Sports Ministry as Secretary

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) Rahul Bhatnagar, a former Joint Secretary in the Sports Ministry, will take charge as its Secretary replacing incumbent Injeti Srinivas, who has been moved to the Corporate Affairs Ministry. In a bureaucratic re-shuffle, Bhatnagar, a senior IAS office from the UP Cadre, was brought back to Sports Ministry. He will also hold the post of Director General of the Sports Authority of India. Bhatnagar, who served as joint secretary in the Sports Ministry during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, told PTI that he has received the orders but will list out his priorities only after taking charge in about a weeks time. In July this year, Bhatnagar was appointed chairperson of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) and he had promised to resolve the builder-home buyer impasse. He was appointed UP Chief Secretary in September 2016 by then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Bhatnagar is not new to the Sports Ministry having served it in the capacity of Joint Secretary. He is also a former Director General of National Anti-Doping Agency. He was part of the ministry when corruption charges had hit the Delhi 2010 CWG. All the bureaucrats were later cleared with a CBI inquiry pointing fingers to Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi. PTI AT PDS PDSlast_img read more

Unprecedented Year for Jamaica on World Stage – Minister Johnson Smith

first_img Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, says that Jamaica is having a landmark year in terms of its regional and international engagements.She cited, among other things, the country’s participation in the Outreach Session of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit held from June 8 to 9 in Quebec, Canada, and the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held earlier in the year.She noted that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, was “heavily reported” in the media for his presentation to the global leaders at the Summit.“This level of participation on the world stage is unprecedented, and, together with the Prime Minister’s undisputed positive engagement and reception, is testimony to the very hard work of the team here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade,” she said.Minister Johnson Smith was addressing journalists at a press briefing held on Tuesday (June 19) at the offices of the Ministry, 21 Dominica Drive, Kingston 5.She further reported that she recently represented the Caribbean community at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Ministry is engaged in preparatory meetings leading up to a G20 Summit in the South American country later this year, which will be attended by the Prime Minister.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness will chair the 39th meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), scheduled to take place in Montego Bay from July 4 to 6.Jamaica will assume a six-month chairmanship of CARICOM from July 1 to December 31, 2018.In delivering the Throne Speech at the Ceremonial Opening of Parliament in Gordon House earlier this year, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen said the chairmanship “will provide Jamaica with an opportunity to influence the Community’s policy direction, development agenda and the regional integration process as well as engage CARICOM member states on the recommendations of the Report of the CARICOM Review Commission”.Minister Johnson Smith informed, further, that Jamaica will be participating in the Quartet of Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), including the EU (European Union) CELAC Ministerial Meeting to be held in Brussels in mid-July.Additionally, she said that Jamaica is presiding over the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.“I, myself, am president of the Council of Ministers and our Ambassador Sheila Monteith is Chair of the Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels.” she said. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, says that Jamaica is having a landmark year in terms of its regional and international engagements. She cited, among other things, the country’s participation in the Outreach Session of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit held from June 8 to 9 in Quebec, Canada, and the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held earlier in the year. Story Highlights She noted that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, was “heavily reported” in the media for his presentation to the global leaders at the Summit.last_img read more

Indigo Announces Free Shipping for All Books This Summer at Indigoca

first_imgAdvertisement To help Canadians prepare their summer reading list, Indigo’s book experts put together their top picks of the season. From soon-to-be-blockbuster-movies and the biggest thriller of the summer, to a 20th anniversary special edition ofHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, these titles will keep Canadians big and small reading all season long.Top Adults Summer BooksThe President is Missing – James Patterson and Bill ClintonThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark MansonThen She Was Gone – Lisa JewellThe Death of Mrs. Westaway – Ruth WareThe Outsider – Stephen KingEducated – Tara WestoverSapiens – Yuval Noah HarariSharp Objects – Gillian FlynnCrazy Rich Asians – Kevin KwanThe Perfect Couple – Elin HilderbrandTop Kids Summer BooksWings of Fire #11 – Tui T SutherlandPositively Izzy – Terri LibensonDragon Masters #10: Waking the Rainbow Dragon – Tracey WestHug a Tree, Geronimo – Geronimo StiltonEveryday ABC – Paul CovelloOcean Meets Sky – Terry FanCece Loves Science – Kimberly DertingWeird but True Canada – National GeographicConfidence Code for Girls – Katty KayHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – House Edition – JK RowlingFor more information on Indigo please visit indigo.ca.About IndigoIndigo is the world’s first Cultural Department Store – a physical and digital meeting place inspired by and filled with books, music, art, ideas, beautifully designed lifestyle products and the creative people who make our experience happen. Indigo believes in real books, in living life fully and generously, in being kind to each other and that stories – big and little – connect us. Advertisement Advertisement _________________________________1 Valid from July 3, 2018 – August 31, 2018 at indigo.ca with a purchase of any book, using a valid plum rewards membership. Excludes heavy and/or oversized items or shipments to remote areas as described at indigo.ca/freeshipping. Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: TORONTO – Indigo (TSX: IDG), the world’s first cultural department store, today announced that for the first time ever, any order from Indigo.ca that contains a book will ship for free for plum® members1.“Books are at the centre of everything we do at Indigo and we are excited to offer free shipping on all books at Indigo.ca all summer long,” said Kirsten Chapman, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP Digital at Indigo. “Summer is the perfect time to unwind and unplug with a great read, and for those people who choose to shop online for convenience, we want to ensure that we continue to provide amazing value while inspiring a love of reading.”Free shipping will apply to all books Indigo sells online, including audiobooks. To qualify, customers must be an existing member of Indigo’s free program plum® rewards. The plum® rewards program allows customers to earn points for purchases at Indigo as well as enjoy personalized recommendations, bonus points offers and invitations to exclusive events. Customers interested in signing up can visit indigo.ca or any store location. Twitterlast_img read more