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Suarez ban too severe – Rodgers

first_img The Uruguay striker has been handed a lengthy suspension for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Liverpool have until midday on Friday to appeal and will make their decision after receipt of the disciplinary panel’s report, which has to arrive with the club before 6pm on Thursday. “It is the severity of the ban that has hurt most,” said the Reds boss. “That is something we are bitterly disappointed with – not so much the ban because everyone has seen it and Luis was very open and honest to know it was wrong.” “I felt it could have been 12 games but with a six-game ban and six games suspended, looking at his future behaviour. I don’t think anyone would have disagreed with that.” Although the Football Association have since changed their disciplinary system Rodgers referred to two incidents seven years ago which escaped with greater leniency. England striker Jermain Defoe received no punishment for biting West Ham’s Javier Mascherano in 2006 as he was booked at the time while Chester’s Sean Hessey was banned for five matches for a bite on Stockport’s Liam Dickinson. “There have been two incidents of this type of scenario. One player (Defoe) received no ban and continued to be chosen by the FA as part of the England squad,” he added. “The second player received a five-game ban – so as you can imagine when Luis Suarez receives a 10-game ban it is very difficult to understand and even more so for Luis. This is a guy who has been genuinely trying to change his behaviour and curb his natural instincts: from a young boy his mentality has all been about winning.” Press Associationcenter_img Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims the severity of Luis Suarez’s 10-match ban has left them “bitterly disappointed”.last_img read more

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Syracuse pitching falters in 3-game sweep to DePaul

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A smile spread across Corinne Ozanne’s face as she rounded third base for home plate, jogging lightly to her waiting teammates. The ball was long gone, hit well past the center-field fence with bases loaded.Moments later, on defense, Syracuse looked on dejectedly as DePaul regained three runs, leveling the score and rendering Ozanne’s grand slam in the previous inning void. The onslaught of hits kept pouring and Syracuse stayed down.“1 … 2 … 3 … Go get my ball!” DePaul players chanted, lining up at home plate to congratulate its players following every Blue Demon home run in Saturday’s doubleheader.The runs kept mounting against the Orange, who fell 15-6 then 11-0 to the Blue Demons on Saturday. The hits were telling — 18 and 10 for DePaul in the two games, compared to five and two for the Orange. Compounded with struggles at the mound for Syracuse, Saturday’s outing added to a less-than-picturesque season for the Orange that, after a 16-2 loss to DePaul on Sunday, sits 1-5 in conference play and 13-20 overall.“Deflating,” head coach Leigh Ross said, describing Syracuse’s slide following Ozanne’s second-inning grand slam in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. “Deflated is the word that comes to my mind. But then you need to bring the team in, you need to regroup and say ‘OK, you got to let that go.’”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDePaul’s hot streak at the plate was more than Syracuse could overcome, with each of Saturday’s games being called one inning early.“They just got really good hits. Good, timely hits,” junior captain Jasmine Watson said. “It just wasn’t there for us today.”Syracuse played three different pitchers in the first of Saturday’s two-game set — with Stacy Kuwik starting and Danielle Chitkowski and Lindsey Larkin stepping in for relief. DePaul’s offense had an answer for each pitching change, scoring at least three runs in each of the last four innings on Sunday.Though Kuwik threw the change-up successfully in Saturday’s outings, pitching coach Jenna Caira said Syracuse wasn’t hitting its spots across the board.“We can’t be content with just throwing it and hoping it hits the corner,” Caira said. “We have to demand the corners. If we don’t, it’s going to hit the right part of the plate, and these players are way too good.”Sophomore Lindsay Taylor, who has been credited with growth as a pitcher this season, sat out all three of the weekend’s games with an undisclosed injury.Kuwik allowed just one run in the first three innings of work in Saturday’s second matchup, but struggled to maintain that success. For Caira, it comes down to sustaining the mental toughness that has become a season-long question for the young Syracuse team, adding that the consistency she’s witnessed in warm-ups and practice doesn’t translate to games.“She just has to keep that mental toughness there,” Caira said of Kuwik. “We have the physical part down; we just got to get the mental part down.”Coming off last season, one of the winningest in program history, Caira and Ross agree this year’s team lacks a defined leadership.“We’re young, and the team needs to find itself and define themselves,” Ross said. “It’s time for somebody to kind of make a spark and step up and be a leader.” Comments Published on April 8, 2013 at 1:21 am Contact Debbie: [email protected] | @debbietruonglast_img read more

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Netflix star Amybeth McNulty scoops Best Lead Actress award

first_imgDonegal actress Amybeth McNulty has done it again – winning another top award in Canada for her starring role in Anne with an E.The seventeen-year-old actress picked up the Best Lead Actress in a drama award at the Canadian Screen Awards this week.Amybeth, who grew up in Milford and is of Irish-Canadian descent, has made waves in Canada and worldwide for her spirited portrayal of plucky orphan Anne in the Netflix adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. Amybeth McNulty – Anne with an E. Image via NetflixThe confident young woman, who is ever thankful to her fans, used her time on stage to make a rousing speech in honour of trailblazing teenagers.Amybeth said: “To every young person out there who doubts their voice, their mind, their power, I think we can now see that this last year and the years before, the young folk are more than tech-obsessed and lazy.“We are strong, capable and willing to fight for our world when others, unfortunately, in a higher power are not. Speak loud like Greta Thunberg, have resilience like Malala and listen to that inner voice. Live your life with no regrets. I’m so proud of you all; thank you for inspiring me. This award is dedicated to you.”Proving yet again what a strong role model she is, @AmybethMcnulty has a powerful message for young people as she accepts her #CdnScreenAward for BEST LEAD ACTRESS in a DRAMA! #annewithane pic.twitter.com/ypF0NZMwTR— Anne with an E (@AnneTheSeries) April 1, 2019 Earlier this year, Amybeth earned her first individual accolade for her role in Anne with an E, picking up the award for best Female for an Outstanding Performance in the 17th annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.In another unexpected Donegal link, the hit comedy ‘Letterkenny‘ won big at the Canadian Screen Awards. The show earned a best comedy actor trophy for Jared Keeso, who also shared the best comedy writing prize with Jacob Tierney. Letterkenny is a hugely popular sitcom in the country, based on a fictional rural Canadian town.Netflix star Amybeth McNulty scoops Best Lead Actress award was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Amybeth McNultyanne with an ecanadian screen awardslast_img read more

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Shanghai Expo boosts South Africa’s profile

first_imgSouth Africa’s pavilion at the Shanghai Expo attracted about 3-million visitors. (Image: Mediaclubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos visit the Image library) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma believes the expo will result in better cooperation between local and Chinese businesses. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Kgomotso Molobi Chief Director for Public Diplomacy Department of International Relations and Cooperation +27 82 940 1647 or +27 12 351 0083  RELATED ARTICLES • SA opens at 2010 Expo Shanghai • South Africa-China trade ties to strengthen • Local heroines in the spotlight • Gallery: South Africa at 2010 Expo ShanghaiBongani NkosiSouth Africa’s image as a globally competitive nation has received a major boost from its successful participation in the Shanghai Expo, the government said.Since the expo opened on 1 May 2010, about 3-million people have flocked to the country’s pavilion, which South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma visited on 18 July.More than 190 countries have had a presence at the six-month-long expo, which is the biggest of its kind in the world. It will come to an end on 31 October.“We are sure that the combination of our participation in the Shanghai Expo and the 2010 Fifa World Cup has totally rebranded South Africa to the world,” Dlamini-Zuma said during her visit to the Chinese city.“Not only has South Africa been rebranded, it has also been exposed to a lot of people, especially young people around the world and this has created a better understanding of South Africa and Africa.”The joint African pavilion has attracted about 10-million people over the last few months.These massive turnouts “indicated the interest that the world has taken in Africa and South Africa”, said Dlamini-Zuma, adding that the country has presented itself as a rising modern economy and one of great industrial and scientific power in Africa.The minister said South Africa has proven itself to be a country that’s ready for trade. “South Africa is open for business and ready to serve as a gateway to the rest of Africa.”She tipped the local private sector, which has had a major presence at the expo, to cash in on the exposure it received to further contribute to the country’s economic growth. “This will ensure government delivers on its mandate to improve the lives of all our people.”More South African cities could have been represented at the expo to showcase the country’s urban diversity, Dlamini-Zuma said. “We think that in future, more cities must participate in these expos.”Boost for business cooperationAbout 72 South African organisations have exhibited at the expo, representing sectors like mining, information and communications technology, energy and agro-processing, among a range of other industries.Participation by South Africa’s private sector will strengthen economic ties between the country and China, Dlamini-Zuma said. “We are confident there will be further conversations between these business houses and we will see cooperation in a variety of areas.”As it is, China and South Africa have a healthy trade relationship, with the burgeoning Asian power surpassing the US as South Africa’s biggest trading partner in 2009. “China is one of South Africa’s strategic partners,” Dlamini-Zuma confirmed.Every cent was worth itSouth Africa’s government is predicting lucrative economic spinoffs from exhibiting in Shanghai. “It is too early to calculate the impact of the expo on our economy, but I am confident we will begin to see very positive effects,” the minister said.“All in all, we think every penny spent on organising and participating in this expo has been worth it.”Organisers at the South African pavilion are currently hosting fashion shows, where local designers can show off their latest trends.Throughout the expo South African musicians have fired up Shanghai stages. Jazz maestro Don Laka and flautist Wouter Kellerman are still due to perform in the city. “Our culture has also been showcased … through the performances rendered by South African artists,” Dlamini-Zuma added.Like the line-up of artists, various exhibitions are in the pipeline. “We will also present science, climate change and environmental initiatives. These activities will continue,” South Africa’s Consul-General to Shanghai, Vika Khumalo, said in a statement. STYLE–> MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit thelast_img read more

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Hilarious reaction to Americans tasting South African foods

first_imgTwo videos have got people talking: Americans trying South African foods, and a response from South Africa, with South Africans sampling American treats. The result? Laughter from both sides at the strange menus of other cultures. Americans got a chance to taste uniquely South African foods such as rusks and biltong. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube) • South African chardonnay judged best in world • When on an African safari, lock your doors • Rooibos refreshes the agri-tourism industry • Cape Town street life makes it the ‘Big Seven’ • Gallery: South Africa’s rich and colourful heritage Priya PitamberIn its video series of Americans tasting foods from various countries, news and entertainment website Buzzfeed featured South African items in one of its clips, released in early March.In the clip, a few teams taste typically South African foods such as rusks, biltong, fish paste, and koeksisters, made from sweet dough and fried and dipped in syrup.Of the biltong, one taster said: “It’s like cool bacon.” Another admitted it was difficult to chew. “It’s like you set out to make jerky but after a day, you get impatient and say ‘it’s good enough,’” another mused.Tasting fish paste, one of the participants asked: “When do they eat this? When children have been naughty?”Another, examining a koeksister, brought up the 1989 Disney movie, The Little Mermaid: “Off the bat, these remind me of Flotsam and Jetsam, Ursula’s little eel friends.”Eating rusks, a taster nailed it, saying: “You have to have tea to eat this.” South Africans, of course, love to dunk their rusks in their coffee, softening them.There are many varieties of rusk, with different regions laying claim to their signature recipe. The tasters got to try probably the most well-known brand, Ouma Rusks, which are sold at supermarkets across the country. Speaking about the logo – a picture of an old woman – a taster pointed out that she “was a prettier version of the woman who ate Hansel and Gretel”. Another suggested it would be a good idea to crumble the rusk over ice cream.Watch:Other videos in the Buzzfeed series include Americans trying German food, Israeli food, British chocolates, and Indian snacks.The Citizen Connect, a mobile focused digital news publication, reacted by asking if anyone actually hated biltong. “It’s the food of our people,” the site said, suggesting that something like bunny chow – a hollowed out bread loaf filled with curry hailing from Durban – should have been included in the tasting menu.Buzzfeed users also wondered why other famous South African foods were not included. Philippa Docherty commented: “What, no Peppermint Crisp?” Pete Cronin wondered why malva pudding was absent and Morné le Roux asked why there was no vetkoek. Vetkoek is a type of bread dough that is deep fried and stuffed with anything that takes the eater’s fancy – including mince or cheese, jam or honey.Others commentators were just pleased at the exposure. “Yay for South African food making an appearance!” said Chloë Rose Laubscher Jäger.Monday morning giggle: watch Americans trying SA food. Comments are priceless. http://t.co/4diYSx5Sj6 via @youtube — Gillian Rightford (@grightford) March 9, 2015The video was so popular, the South African morning news show, Expresso, decided to film a response, with South Africans tasting American foods. On the menu were items like pop-tarts, root beer and string cheese.A little girl said pop-tarts looked like “full-grown Oreos”; another taster said: “I will get double kisses from my babies if I get them this for breakfast.” The consensus for root beer was that it tasted like medication. The same little girl was adamant: “I do not want to taste that again in my life!”Watch:Again, the comments were thought-provoking. “It was an interesting video to watch,” said Covalent Bros. “I watched the Americans eat South African food version and was at times surprised at their reactions… However, you can’t really expect a different country and culture to like your culture’s food.”Another user, SunnySideOfTheStreet, said: “First the Americans try dry rusks, and now the South Africans try dry pop-tarts… They’re supposed to be toasted! And they go well with a cup of tea or coffee.”Remember when Americans tried to eat SA snacks? This is Saffas trying American snacks. Pretty funny http://t.co/ShUoddHl14 — Sarah Gurney (@SKGurney) March 18, 2015last_img read more

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Legislation introduced allowing whole milk in school meals

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Legislation sponsored by Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, would allow whole milk in school nutrition programs.The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 832) has eight other co-sponsors, including Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), ranking Republican on the House Agriculture Committee. Adding whole milk to school menus reflects research showing that such products benefit children and gives school administrators one more tool with which to develop healthy eating habits.“Whole milk provides yet another way for children to receive dairy’s nutritional benefits as part of a healthy eating pattern,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation. “This bill encourages the proper nutrition they need to lead healthy lives.”last_img read more

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Megastore: Google’s Answer to NoSQL Databases

first_imgklint finley 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Last month Google released a paper on its high availability datastore Megastore. Megastore “blends the scalability of a NoSQL datastore with the convenience of a traditional RDBMS in a novel way, and provides both strong consistency guarantees and high availability,” the paper says. Megastore is the technology behind Google’s High Replication Datastore, which covered here previously.It’s a short paper, only 12 pages long. But in case you want something quicker, here are two summaries:James Hamilton’s summaryTodd Hoff’s summaryFor an even quicker overview, here are three key points:It has been widely deployed for internal use at Google for several years.It uses the Paxos algorithm to manage replication between data centers.Although it offers an eventual consistency mode, it can instead prioritize consistency over performance. It offers three levels of read consistency: current, snapshot and inconsistent.At the moment, this is only available to the public through App Engine. Perhaps Google will open source it eventually? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar, David Warner, Virender Sehwag wish their fans on Diwali

first_imgOn the auspicious day of Diwali cricketers and sports persons made the day even more special by taking to Twitter to wish their legion of fans.Even David Warner, Steve Smith wished their Indian fans a happy Diwali.Virender Sehwag wished his fans by saying, “May this Diwali dispel all the darkness from your life & you be blessed with love & happiness. May your path always be lit.Jai Shri Ram”Indian boxer Mary Kom also wished everyone to have a safe Diwali saying, “Happy #Diwali.Stay safe and #greendiwali. keep our cities pollution free. #HappyDiwali  #GoGreen #nocrackers”WWE superstars, John Cena, Triple H along with Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers also joined in to wish their fans on Diwali.Saina Nehwal who defeated Carolina Marin, Suresh Raina also tweeted their Diwali wishes.This is how others wished their fans on social media:?Wish you all a happy, prosperous and peaceful Diwali! ?#Diwali #Peace #Happiness pic.twitter.com/DdAMxbkfk7- hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 19, 2017Wish you a very Happy & safe Diwali?º?º???? #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/Ndab1ZXf2D- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 19, 2017This Diwali, let’s change things up. ?????? #HappyDiwali #FestivalOfLights #StayWrogn pic.twitter.com/8YoYsXY4rF- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 18, 2017Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali. pic.twitter.com/ilLOV7Xp8r- Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) October 18, 2017 Aap sabhi ko Diwali ki ??????????! May you all have a good festival. Stay safe and blessed?? #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/0eOyiSulvu- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 18, 2017Wishing everyone a Very Happy and prosperous Diwali!! Dont harm the environment and be safe.- ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) October 18, 2017May this Diwali dispel all the darkness from your life & you be blessed with love & happiness. May your path always be lit.?Jai Shri Ram ????- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2017May Maa Lakshmi bless you with happiness and prosperity. Jai Lakshmi Mata ! #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/MURU1jVTjW- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 19, 2017Jai Maa Kali ! Happy Diwali ! #KaliChaudas pic.twitter.com/8DcVxmicmS- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2017Here’s wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous Diwali #HappyDeepavali pic.twitter.com/WrPkqfnSfy- BCCI (@BCCI) October 19, 2017Sending you wishes for a year filled with prosperity, health and lots of fun…Hope you have a Happy and Safe Diwali! #HappyDiwali- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 19, 2017?? ??? ?????? wishes ??? ????? ?? ?? ?? ??? ??? ???? ??? ???, ??????? ?? ?? ????? ??? PR ?? ?? ?? ??? Pyaar ???? ??? ????Happy Diwali,??? ??- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 19, 2017Salute to the #jawans who are working even on the festival day. We exchanged sweets at the Baroda airport on the occassion of Diwali. #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/mtkdsEfNpA- Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) October 18, 2017Wish u all a very Happy Diwali ???????? pic.twitter.com/lATZxiXlKH- Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) October 19, 2017Wish you a happy and healthy #Diwali!Stay safe and #green this Diwali and keep our cities pollution free! #HappyDiwali #GoGreen #nocrackers- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 18, 2017Buy Diyas from such hardworking people on the streets, let’s not bargain and make their Diwali worth celebrating.#HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/6BKm67Rarj- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 18, 2017Happy Diwali to everyone . Have a very safe Diwali ??????- DK (@DineshKarthik) October 18, 2017Wishing the entire WWE Universe in India a #HappyDiwali! pic.twitter.com/gXGNgmEaaM- WWE (@WWEIndia) October 19, 2017Happy Diwali everyone. pic.twitter.com/lUuZaMp1g4- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 19, 2017 Hope everyones soaking in the joy that Diwali brings with it and celebrating responsibly. Diyas say so much more than crackers!- Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) October 19, 2017Happy diwali ???#HappyDiwali #HeroILeague pic.twitter.com/MtrWjaLeS2- Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) October 19, 2017 [email protected], @TripleH, @JinderMahal, #TheNewDay and more wish @WWEUniverse in #India a #HappyDiwali! pic.twitter.com/CclwoklHMH- WWE (@WWEIndia) October 19, 2017#Knights wishing all the #KnightRiders a #HappyDiwali. May the festival of lights bring peace & prosperity to all.#AmiKKR pic.twitter.com/GJrmwag4ih- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 19, 2017A happy Diwali to all from #ATK! #AamarBukeyATK pic.twitter.com/uvAugkYTMz- ATK (@WorldATK) October 19, 2017last_img read more

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