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Real Madrid offer monstrous sum for Brazil star Neymar

first_imgReal Madrid have reportedly offered Paris Saint-Germain £275 million for Brazil star Neymar.The mercurial talent has no release clause in his current contract, but PSG have continually maintained he is not for sale. targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Neymar has hit form for Brazil at just the right time in Russia Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM 1 IN DEMAND center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST However, according to Spanish state television TVE, the Champions League holders want to offer the superstar £40 million a season across seven years.It is believed the French side may consider a bid which surpasses the £222 million they paid for the 26-year-old last summer, given the emergence of Kylian Mbappe at the club.The Brazil star has certainly been making headlines – proving to be as colourful for his off-the-ball antics as on it.What the deal means for Cristiano Ronaldo remains to be seen, although it is thought the superstar will be unlikely to stay. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on The 33-year-old has a reputation for wanting to be the centre of attention, and the proposed deal for Neymar would usurp him as the best paid player at the club.It was reported last week that Real were going to slash his release clause significantly – perhaps in an attempt to facilitate Neymar.The news came shortly after right-back Dani Carvajal joked he would ‘save a locker’ for the Brazilian, should he arrive at the Bernabeu.last_img read more

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Henry County finds H1N2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Monday, August 14, four hogs at the Henry County Fair were diagnosed with H1N2 influenza. No human illness has been reported in conjunction with this finding. The health department and area doctors have been notified.“On Sunday four hogs began showing symptoms compatible with influenza. On Sunday night, I called the Ohio Department of Agriculture in to test them. Positive results for H1N2 flu were reported at 12:30 Monday,” said Dr. Kate Colliflower. “The barn has been closed and will be fully disinfected following the fair.”Nine hogs remain at the fair for veterinary observation. The remaining 112 hogs were sent for processing, just a few days earlier than originally planned.“Meat from all of these hogs is safe for consumption,” said Colliflower “You cannot get the flu from eating or handling pork products.”If you have any questions or concerns about your personal health please contact your doctor or the health department. As always, proper handwashing is the best defense against any illness.last_img read more

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Three AIIMS doctors killed in accident in U.P.

first_imgThree doctors of the Emergency Medicine department of AIIMS, Delhi, were killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway, early on Sunday, near milestone 88 in the Surir police station area of Mathura district. Four others were critically injured, said the Uttar Pradesh police.The victims are Dr. Harshad Wankhade (34), Dr. Yashpreet Singh (25) and Dr. Hembala (24). The bodies were taken to a government hospital for post-mortem. The injured — Dr. Catherin Halam, Dr. Mahesh Kumar, Dr. Jitender Mourya and Dr. Abhinava Singh — are under treatment.Deputy Superintendent of Police Vijay Shankar Mishra told The Hindu that the accident occurred around 2.30 a.m. when the group of doctors of AIIMS were headed to Agra to celebrate their senior colleague Dr. Harshad Wankhade’s birthday. “Dr. Harshad was driving the vehicle at the time of incident. The speeding car rammed into the rear of a truck,” the DSP said.Police sources said the incident occurred when the SUV was trying to overtake the truck. It took almost an hour to take the victims out of the vehicle.According to the police, Dr. Catherin suffered a head injury, while the rest have fractured limbs.The victims were later shifted to Delhi AIIMS.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Luke Wright slams Iceland Cricket for trolling Rashid Khan

first_imgEngland all-rounder Luke Wright lashed out at Iceland Cricket for taking a jibe at Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan.On Tuesday, England skipper Eoin Morgan ended up clobbering record 17 sixes in his brilliant innings and Rashid Khan was at the receiving end, conceding 11 of them.Afghanistan’s star player leaked away 110 runs in nine overs, as England set a formidable total of 397/6 in Manchester. This was the most expensive spell in World Cup history.After England’s innings, Iceland Cricket took to Twitter to take a jibe at the young Afghanistan leg-spinner.”We’ve just heard that Rashid Khan has scored Afghanistan’s first century of the #CWC19! Wow! 110 from 56 balls. The most runs ever scored by a bowler in the World Cup or something. Well batted young man. #ENGvAFG #AFGvENG” tweeted Iceland Cricket.We’ve just heard that Rashid Khan has scored Afghanistan’s first century of the #CWC19! Wow! 110 from 56 balls. The most runs ever scored by a bowler in the World Cup or something. Well batted young man. #ENGvAFG #AFGvENG pic.twitter.com/3vklzCeIJtIceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) June 18, 2019Later in the day, Wright slammed Iceland Cricket for trolling Rashid Khan. “Rubbish tweet. Rather than trying to be funny why not be respectful to someone that has done so much for cricket and especially associate members ??” he wrote.Many international cricketers joined Luke Wright in slamming Iceland Cricket for taking a disrespectful jibe at Rashid. Former Australian bowler Jason Gillespie called this ‘lack of respect’ and England pacer Stuart Broad came to rescue of Rashid Khan, calling him a world class bowler.advertisementHe is a world class bowler & a delight to watch. Everyone has bad days in our sportStuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) June 18, 2019Yesterday, England batsmen were on a record-breaking spree as Morgan brought up his century off 57 balls which was the fourth fastest in a World Cup. England went onto register 150-run win over hapless Afghanistan.Also Read | Sarfaraz, you are fat: Fan screams insults at Pakistan captain after defeat to IndiaAlso Read | Not a big deal: Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib defends Rashid Khan after England assaultAlso See:last_img read more

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Be Careful While Shopping Online During the Festive Season

first_imgStory Highlights “There is a lot of shopping taking place on social media as well, so we must ensure that the persons we are purchasing from are legitimate,” she added. Head of the Cyber Incidence Response Team (CIRT), Dr. Moniphia Hewling, is calling on Jamaicans to make an extra effort this year to protect their personal and financial information during this festive season.Dr. Hewling told JIS News that, generally, during this time of the year there is an increase in cybercrime globally, as persons do more online shopping, “especially last-minute shoppers, who tend to go online for special offers”.“There is a lot of shopping taking place on social media as well, so we must ensure that the persons we are purchasing from are legitimate,” she added.Dr. Hewling said persons need to double-check, call the business, check the ratings and comments of the customers of the company, and try to verify the authenticity of the outlet as best as possible before making a purchase.“Things are easy and prettier on social media, so people get caught easier there,” she said.Dr. Hewling noted that locally there have been reports of persons who have bought items on these sites but never received the goods.She said especially during this season, there are many new pop-up businesses, as social media is one of the easiest places to set up shop.Dr. Hewling explained that another common cyberattack found on social media, is when a user clicks on a link, and it asks for personal or financial information.She reiterated the call for persons to protect their data when they go online, adding that this season, it is also important to look out for malicious emails.“These emails will look like they are coming from a genuine sender, a financial institution, an e-Commerce site or some business site that you usually shop on,” she pointed out.“You need to ensure that you look carefully to verify the website, and if possible, call to check. If the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is,” she said.Dr. Hewling advised that shoppers need to look at the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) when they go to shop at websites, to ensure that the site is authentic.She noted that during this season, fake sites usually pop up, imitating genuine sites, with the only difference being ‘.com’ instead of ‘.net’ or with a letter missing sometimes.Additionally, the CIRT Head said that persons need to also protect their devices, ensuring that they have the most up-to-date software and some sort of security.Dr. Hewling said anyone who has experienced any Internet scam should report it to the police and their financial institution, and if they need assistance, they may contact jamaicacirt@mset.gov.jm and “we can guide and help you to elevate it”, Head of the Cyber Incidence Response Team (CIRT), Dr. Moniphia Hewling, is calling on Jamaicans to make an extra effort this year to protect their personal and financial information during this festive season. Dr. Hewling told JIS News that, generally, during this time of the year there is an increase in cybercrime globally, as persons do more online shopping, “especially last-minute shoppers, who tend to go online for special offers”. last_img read more

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ATTs wireless growth stung by tablet losses but Aquaman did great

first_imgCEO John Donovan discusses AT&T’s 5G plans at CES 2019. Sarah Tew/CNET In hindsight, AT&T’s Time Warner acquisition looks pretty good. The business, now renamed WarnerMedia, gave AT&T a few things to crow about in its fourth-quarter earnings released Wednesday. They include WarnerMedia’s operating income growth of 33.2 percent, a popular slate of films like the blockbuster Aquaman and strong digital subscriber growth for HBO. Offsetting that positive news, however, were continued drags on AT&T’s legacy businesses. The company added only 134,000 phone customers in the quarter on a post-paid basis — those are people who pay their bills at the end of the month. In total, the company added just 13,000 post-paid subscribers thanks to a loss of 410,000 customers with tablets and other connected computing devices after AT&T scaled back its promotions. The rate of customer turnover also increased from a year ago due to decreased promotional activity.In comparison, Verizon on Tuesday reported 653,000 net new phone customers in the fourth quarter. On the video side, AT&T lost 391,000 traditional pay TV customers and 267,000 DirecTV Now customers.DirecTV Now, the subscription streaming service, took a big hit after AT&T raised its prices, and the company said essentially no customers are on discounted plans anymore. Growing painsRandall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, said on a conference call with analysts Wednesday that it’s been “a year of learning” for the DirectTV Now product. He explained it became apparent early on when the live TV streaming service launched with a promotional price of $35 that customers weren’t so engaged with the product. As a result, when the promotion ended, subscribers dropped off rapidly.But Stephenson said the service is starting to turn a corner. “The customer base that remains is growing and highly engaged,” he said. “It has good churn characteristics, and we like our positioning with the streaming product.”Still, he admitted the company needs to find a way to keep pricing of its streaming services low. The company is planning a subscription streaming video-on-demand service that will include some of its premium content, such as HBO shows like Game of Thrones.”The customer is simply not willing to pay more for the content even though the content cost is increasing,” he said. “So we need to get content cost down to a price customers are willing to pay.”You simply can’t have “subscriptions declining and costs rising,” he added. The results underscore AT&T’s awkward lurch forward in the midst of transformation. The company wants to become an entertainment powerhouse, but also must keep an eye on its more traditional service business. Its wireless business has struggled enough that the company has resorted to touting the broad deployment of 5G E service, which is not actual 5G but suggests a level of network superiority over other carriers that doesn’t exist. AT&T has said it’s proud that it renamed its 4G service 5G E.Real 5G is comingStill, Stephenson emphasized that “standards-based 5G” is coming, and it will be nationwide by 2020. This is in large part thanks to the first responder network called FirstNet that the company is building using an initial $7 billion investment from the FCC’s 700 MHz auction. FirstNet is a public private partnership between AT&T and the first responder community. It is designed to give priority access to first responders in the event of a disaster, but will also serve as the foundation for AT&T’s commercial 5G service.  Stephenson said construction of the new network is already ahead of schedule, and he expects the majority of the country to get true mobile 5G service by 2020. AT&T has already launched pockets of standards-based 5G in a few cities. Currently, the service is only available via hotspot “pucks.” But he said as phones are introduced this year, AT&T will begin making the service more widely available. “It’s an evolution and it’s real,” he said. Stephenson said AT&T will eventually offer a fixed 5G broadband replacement service, like its rival Verizon. “We are mobile first, like the standard [dictates],” he said. But he added that in three to five years he sees 5G evolving to serve as a fixed broadband replacement product.”Back in the ’90s everyone said that wireless would never substitute for wireline voice,” he said. “The reality is that 5G will have enough capacity to serve all the broadband for streaming, DirecTV Now, Netflix, and any other services. So I’m convinced as we get millimeter wavelength spectrum out there, we’ll see a true replacement service with 5G fixed line broadband.”Banking on entertainment The company can count a number of successes in its entertainment business, including A Star is Born and Crazy Rich Asians. Aquaman, which premiered in December, is another standout and is the first DC Extended Universe film to cross the $1 billion mark.Going forward, Stephenson said the company’s deep catalog of Warner Brothers content will be what sets it apart from competitors.”Those who have strong IP (intellectual property) and deep libraries of IP are the ones who will succeed over time,” he said. Stephenson explained that AT&T will use this in a number of ways.”I’m a strong believer in two-sided business models,” he said This means not only finding ways to “right-size” content packages for services like DirecTV Now to maximize value, but also offering some content as part of a premium subscription service, like the one the company is planning to launch, while offering other content as part of an ad-supported service, like DirecTV Now. He added that AT&T also needs to figure out which content should be exclusive to AT&T and its streaming services and which TV shows and movies it can sell to other distribution platforms like Netflix. “There isn’t going to be a cookie-cutter approach,” he said. “All content is not equal.”He said AT&T is in a good position to capitalize on this. “Having a 90-year inventory of incredible IP is a really important thing,” he said. “When you look at the landscape of what’s being consumed, you’d be surprised at how much is Warner Brothers intellectual property.”For the period, the Dallas telecom giant said it posted a net profit of $4.9 billion, or 66 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier profit of $19 billion, or $3.08 per share, which was helped by the federal government’s tax reforms. Excluding special items, the company posted adjusted earnings per share of 86 cents. Revenue, meanwhile, was at $48 billion.Analysts, on average, forecast earnings of 86 cents a share and revenue of $48.5 billion. Shares slipped 0.1 percent to $30.66 in pre-market trading.First published Jan. 30 at 4:22 a.m. PT.Update: 9:15 a.m. PT: Adds comments and information from the company’s conference call with investors. Say hello to Visible: Verizon’s stealth budget wireless service may finance your next iPhone.5G smartphone on the way: Samsung and Verizon are teaming up to deliver it in first half of 2019. Earnings 5G AT&T Samsung Verizon Review • Live TV streamer is stronger on channels, weaker on DVR 4 Tags Commentscenter_img DirecTV Now News • DirecTV Now adds HBO, raises prices by $10 a month Phones Share your voicelast_img read more

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Patton Oswalt shows Senate campaign why you shouldnt pick a fight on

first_img Hollywood Hegar & Vulgar Patton. The dynamic duo: pic.twitter.com/JTh00ozKkR— Team Cornyn (@TeamCornyn) April 23, 2019 Meanwhile, Oswalt responded with various jabs about Cornyn’s age (“you pointless fossil”) and called the tweets “unwitting promotion.” Now playing: Watch this: Hollywood Hegar supporter and video guest star, Patton Oswalt, has tweeted some offensive comments over the years, reply A or B to let us know which one is more offensive to you: pic.twitter.com/gXgPvstK6V— Team Cornyn (@TeamCornyn) April 23, 2019 Intern: This really isn’t playing well, sir. Cornyn: keep searching his tweets, whipper-snapper.Intern: But the Internet is laughing at you. Patton is not your opponent. Cornyn: But look at all the likes!Intern: Sir, those are comments… you’re being ratioed.— #SaveODAAT (@Danny__Gokey) April 23, 2019 Meanwhile, Twitter’s been trying to get a handle on issues like harassment on the platform. On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss “protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 US elections” among other things, a Twitter spokesperson said.Originally published April 24, 7:33 a.m. PTUpdate, 9:05 a.m.: Adds that Oswalt declined to comment. Hegar and Cornyn’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Oswalt declined to comment further. Others on Twitters weighed in on interaction, finding it unusual and wondering how it came about, exactly.  Post a comment Over the next several hours, @TeamCornyn and Oswalt went back and forth as the political account tweeted out more censored screenshots of Oswalt’s tweets with comments like “Hollywood Hegar & Vulgar Patton. The dynamic duo.”  Comedian Patton Oswalt and the campaign account for Sen. John Cornyn got into a Twitter scuffle.  Gary Gershoff/Getty Sen. John Cornyn’s official campaign Twitter account got into a brawl Tuesday with comedian Patton Oswalt.The account for the Republican senator from Texas started posting screenshots of what it called offensive tweets after Oswalt appeared in a video supporting Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar, a Democrat running against Cornyn. center_img Guys, if you’re offended by my “sailor talk” like the incel running the @TeamCornyn account is, put your outrage nickels in the swear jar below! https://t.co/6JTYt9bNJT https://t.co/szVCysDSZq— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 23, 2019 Tags Senators grill Twitter and Facebook over alleged political… Share your voice Gotta say, out of everything in the world that could have happened today, Senator @JohnCornyn randomly going after @pattonoswalt with some old tweets was not even in the top gazillion.— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) April 23, 2019 0 7:49 Culturelast_img read more

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Transportation Planners Hear The Concerns Of People Recovering From Harvey

first_imgListen X 00:00 /00:46 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 7The Kashmere Gardens neighborhood was hit hard by Harvey’s floods, especially high water from nearby Hunting Bayou. Several months later many low-income people are still struggling to recover.Keith Downey with the Kashmere Gardens Super-Neighborhood Association was one of the people commenting on H-GAC’s 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, an outline for mobility improvements in the eight-county region. A public meeting was held Thursday night at the Kashmere Gardens Multi-Service Center.Downey said the neighborhood was facing a lot of challenges even before Harvey.Many households in Kashmere Gardens have an income between $21,000 and $23,000 a year. A lot of people don’t have internet access. And getting to bus stops can be a problem because of a lack of sidewalks.“And they’re challenged in getting to where they can connect to services,” added Downey. “And they say, though I need to get back in my home, how do I get information that will help me?”Downey says the neighborhood also needs more transit and H-GAC says that’s something it’s also hearing in other communities, both in Houston and in the suburbs.H-GAC Transportation Planner Vishu Lingala said people in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties are asking for more express buses to get to places like downtown Houston and the Med Center. There’s also increased interest in commuter rail.Another big issue people are talking about is cycling.“By and large, in all the public meetings that we’ve had so far, people have shown more interest in expansion of alternative modes of transportation,” said Lingala.H-GAC has scheduled public meetings through the end of April and Lingala said they may add an additional meeting in Baytown.“Once all the meetings are done we will gather all the information together and do some analysis with the data we already have,” explained Lingala. He’s expecting they’ll issue a report later this year and start work on the actual plan in 2019.The next step after that would be to secure billions of dollars in funding for proposed projects. Sharelast_img read more

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