“Tomorrow Mbappé will cost € 40M”

first_imgThere are many voices predicting that there will be a before and after in football finances after this economic crisis derived from the coronavirus pandemic. Real Madrid itself fears a technical bankruptcy of the industry if it is not possible to play this season or if the next one begins behind closed doors and the box office money is lost. Roures, in Spain, spoke of the farewell to the “transfers of one hundred million”. In France it has been the MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit, well known in his country, who has raised the alarm about Mbappé, star of the PSG: “Tomorrow, after the coronavirus crisis, it will not be worth more than 35 or 40 million in 200 “place. “And who can buy it?” Continues the politician in a column in Ouest France, which predicts: “This crisis will clean up the irrationality of professional sports. It is as if there had been a nuclear attack and had to be rebuilt, but at other bases. There will be a de facto regulation. It would be necessary to go even further with a salary cap. It is a reorganization that passes not only for the salaries of the players, but also for the right to image and advertising. We have to break the system of managers, of those who do exorbitant business in soccer. I don’t think soccer players do it worse because they are paid less. In the future, in football television contracts, it will have to be determined that a percentage goes to the Olympic sport and another to the amateur sport, for example ”. The truth is that Daniel Cohn-Bendit puts his finger on the sore of a situation that keeps all the greats of Europe in a tense standby. Real Madrid itself does not have the certainty that large operations will be carried out this summer. At least, in the roadmap marked to sign Mbappé, events keep him safe. He was going to undertake his signing in the summer of 2021, when the star had only one contract left. And the idea remains. By then, the situation will be clear. “What would have been a disaster,” they admit within Real Madrid, “is that we would have entered into an astronomical operation for Mbappé and then the economic disaster would have come.”last_img read more

Jalen Green dazzles in FilAm Sports rout of AusPinoy in NBTC National Finals

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Jalen Green. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAll eyes were on Jalen Green and the Fil-American star treated everyone to a spectacular show.Green showed why he’s the top US high school prospect in the 2020 class with a dazzling display of his spellbinding athleticism in Filam Sports USA’s light work of AusPinoy Australia, 78-45, in the classification round of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC National Finals Monday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The 6-foot-5 guard had 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists with ease.“These kids who are coming from different states are playing together for the first time and I’m glad we won,” said FilAm Sports coach Bong Ulep in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“There wasn’t much chemistry in the first half and it was a sloppy ball game as expected but it picked up in the second half,” he added.It wasn’t all Green for the FilAm side as Kainoa Ballungay also showed out with 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks while Eli Ramos, brother of Gilas Pilipinas prospect Dwight Ramos added 14 points, five rebounds and three assists. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief In the night cal, Camp David of New Zealand came away with an 84-71 win over Top Flight Vancouver.The week-long tournament from March 18 to March 24 is free of admission, with fans needing just a valid ID to enter Mall of Asia Arena. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino barbers slammed for using PH flag as capes in Warriors heritage night Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FilAm Sports set a date with Perpetual Jonelta Laguna in the Super 32, which tips off on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Mclaude Guadana and John Barba steered Lyceum-Cavite edged Holy Trinity College-General Santos, 74-71, behind Mclaude Guadana and John Barba to open the competition.In the other games, University of Baguio also won, beating Dolores National High School-Eastern Samar, 68-56, to claim the 27th seed; Narvacan National High School-Candon stunned Isabella Colleges-Cauayan, 80-74, to lock up the 25th seed; and Sta. Clarita International School-Iloilo beat Zamboanga del Sur National High School-Pagadian, 99-88, to clinch the 26th seed.Toronto’s Durham Crossover downed FEU-Diliman 69-66 to forge a date with First City Providential College while the Baby Tamaraws will take on St. Augustine Institute Pampanga.Hope Christian dominated from start to finish to claim a 68-59 win over Italy Proudly Pinoy and arrange a matchup with Legazpi’s Sto. Domingo NHS. Italy, on the other hand, faces Calayan Educational Foundation from Lucena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Another major oil find offshore Guyana to be announced this week

first_imgAnother major oil find is expected to be announced in the coming days, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), Owen Verwey.Owen VerwayHe made this announcement during an address at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition in Aberdeen, Scotland.According to a report by online magazine Petroleum Economist, Verwey said the announcement is expected next week.“There have been some big discoveries and, by next Friday, we will be announcing another one… We are one of the hottest destinations for the oil and gas industry right now and that is set to continue,” Verwey was quoted as saying.The GO-Invest Chief, according to the report, did not go into details of the new oil find and which company made a new discovery.Canada-based Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas, the partner of British-owned Tullow Oil which recently found oil in the Orinduik block, spud another well late last month.It is drilling on the Joe-1 well using the Stena Forth drill ship. Eco Atlantic had said it will take approximately three weeks to drill this well. The well itself is located in approximately 700 metres of water and according to estimates by international natural resource consultants, Gustavson Associates, it might hold 148 millions of barrels of oil.On August 12, Tullow announced the discovery of oil in commercial quantities at the Jethro-1 exploration well in the Orinduik Block. This is the first discovery in the Orinduik Block, which is located in close proximity to the Stabroek Block – where United States oil giant ExxonMobil had already made 13 lucrative oil discoveries in the Liza and Payara fields.The Jethro-1 well was drilled by the Stena Forth drillship to a total depth of 4400 metres in approximately 1350 metres of water.According to a statement from the company, evaluation of the logging data confirmed that Jethro-1 comprises high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs of Lower Tertiary age, which simply means they date back to millions of years ago. It was noted that the well encountered 55m of net oil pay, which indicates a recoverable oil resource estimate that exceeds Tullow’s pre-drill forecast of 100 million barrels of oil.Tullow is the operator of the Orinduik Block, with a 60 per cent stake. Total holds 25 per cent with the remaining 15 per cent being held by Eco (Atlantic) Guyana Inc.Meanwhile, Repsol Exploration, a Spanish oil company, has also commenced drilling in the Kanuku Block of the maritime zone earlier last week.The works commenced on September 1, 2019 at the Carapa 1 well site within the Kanuku Block and will conclude on November 30, 2019. These operations will incorporate the use of MODU Rowan EXL-II and the OSV Bourbon Calm during this period.United States oil giant, ExxonMobil, made its 13th discovery offshore Guyana at the Yellowtail-1 well in April. Two months prior, the US super major made double oil discoveries at the Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 well in the South-west section of the Stabroek Block.Yellowtail-1, located some six miles North-west of the Tilapia discovery, encountered approximately 292 feet of high quality oil bearing sandstone reservoir.That discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of approximately 5.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block. Yellowtail-1 is the fifth discovery in the Turbot area, which ExxonMobil expects to become a major development hub.According to Petroleum Economist report, the GO-Invest Chief says these finds will augurs well for Guyana’s future.“GDP is going to double in a matter of 17 months… I do not believe another country in the world has experienced that speed of growth in the last century… There is a tsunami of cash investment coming into the economy, a huge increase in disposable income created by business activity.” Verwey was quoted as saying.Some 15 local companies are among a Guyanese delegation which has travel to the oil capital of Europe, in Aberdeen Scotland for the region’s largest offshore oil exhibition which ran from September 3 to 6.last_img read more

Transfer report: Arsenal and Liverpool set to be shunned by La Liga starlet

first_imgArsenal and Liverpool are set to miss out on Real Betis starlet Dani Ceballos, claim reports in Spain.The 19-year-old is expected to sign a new contract with the La Liga club in the coming days after playing a significant role in helping Pepe Mel’s side to the Segunda Division title last term.According to AS, Arsenal and Liverpool were keen on getting the midfielder on the cheap but a move to England in January now appears unlikely.A buyout clause of around £11m is expected to be included in Ceballos’ new deal and he is also expected to receive a hefty pay rise.Ceballos has featured in six games this season for Real Betis, registering one assist. 1 Dani Ceballos last_img read more

EVERYONE ASKED TO ‘ROW’ IN BEHIND THE MOUNTCHARLES REGATTA

first_imgIT may only be a matter of a few weeks old but everyone appears to ‘row’ in behind a good cause in Mountcharles.Mountcharles Rowing Club was set up in May 2013 and this weekend it is gearing up for its first Regatta.Its been 36 years since a Regatta was held in the area and the club is preparing for what has all the expectation of being a fantastic day of racing. Facilities at Mountcharles Big Pier along with the amenities and viewing for visitors promises a good day for all the family.Clubs from across Donegal including Moville, Tráighéanach, Kincasslagh, Burtonport, Loughross, Killybegs, Inver, CCF (Cloughaneely) and Donegal are to attend.A poster for the last regatta in Mountcharles 36 years go.With all these clubs present it promises to be the largest contented regatta of the season and it being the LAST regatta makes it all the more special and one not to be missed.Hope to see you all there.  EVERYONE ASKED TO ‘ROW’ IN BEHIND THE MOUNTCHARLES REGATTA was last modified: August 31st, 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:Mountcharles regattalast_img read more

ACTORS SOUGHT FOR FEATURE FILM TO BE SHOT IN DONEGAL

first_imgCasting Director Amy Rowan is looking for actors with Ulster Irish to star in an upcoming bilingual feature film Aithrí/Penance which will be filmed this summer in Derry and Donegal.They are looking for a boy in his teens and men and women aged from 20 upwards.The film will be directed by Tom Collins whose previous credits include ‘Kings’ starring Colm Meaney and ‘An Bronntanas’ a five-part drama series for TG4. Amy has previously undertaken similar talent searches for TV and film projects such as “My Name is Emily” with Evanna Lynch, “Moone Boy” with Chris O’Dowd, “Stella Days” with Martin Sheen and Lenny Abrahamson’s “Garage”.If you have an interest in acting and can speak conversational Ulster Irish, please contact us as soon as possible at office@rowancasting.ie.Please send us a recent photograph (head and shoulders on a camera phone) and a CV listing any previous acting experience or training (but no experience necessary).ACTORS SOUGHT FOR FEATURE FILM TO BE SHOT IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 10th, 2016 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:actorsdonegalfilmlast_img read more

Modifying that Xbox no longer a game

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Do the math.About $130 for an Xbox.From $300 to $500 to modify that Xbox.Five years in federal prison for modifying that nearly outdated system.That’s the price some people pay to tweak the Xbox and other consoles to play a wealth of pirated games. It’s yet another aspect of the battle for the protection of gaming software.Game piracy is almost as old as the industry itself. According to the Washington, D.C.-based Entertainment Software Association (ESA), hard-goods piracy (where games are illegally copied onto physical goods such as CDs or DVDs) put an estimated $3 billion dent in the U.S. game industry in 2004, not counting the losses tied to Internet activities.While most of the attention is focused on online activities, law enforcement also finds itself dealing with instances involving modified game consoles.“Web piracy and hard-goods piracy are treated as equally damaging,” said Chun T. Wright, senior anti-piracy counsel for the ESA.Just last week, federal agents busted three people in Southern California.The two co-owners of ACME Game Store in Los Angeles and a third man from Pico Rivera were charged Dec. 19 with selling Xbox units rigged with a mod chip and beefed-up hard drive. The tweaks enabled users to copy games onto the hard drive for future use.“We actually started investigating that store over the summer,” Wright said. “Then we brought it to federal authorities.”Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided ACME as well as the home of Pei “Patrick” Cai of Pico Rivera, who authorities say modified the Xbox units there.“We don’t think he was working exclusively for ACME,” said Special Agent Steve Lovett of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Turns out he was modding satellite boxes as well. He was kind of a technical jack-of-all trades.”According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the three men are awaiting a summons to appear in court sometime in late January. They are charged with conspiring to commit criminal copyright infringement and trafficking in a technology used to circumvent a copyright protection system.ACME isn’t the first game retailer to face the feds. Earlier this year, employees from Maryland retailer Pandora’s Cube were sentenced to prison time for modifying and selling Xbox consoles.The specific law tied to these cases is the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, established in 1998. In a nutshell, it states that people can’t create or distribute means to foil built-in security measures that prevent unauthorized access and the copying of games. redmond.carolipio@dailybulletin.com(909) 483-9328last_img read more

Iapetus update

first_imgThe data have returned from Cassini’s closest-ever flyby of Iapetus (see 09/07/2007).  All the images can be found at Cassini Multimedia raw images, with good samples posted by the imaging team here and here.    Amateurs and pros at Unmanned Spaceflight started getting really excited at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday when the images hit the web, and were nearly beside themselves with astonishment as more images from the bright side came down Wednesday evening.  The clarity and detail visible in the photos is stunning.    It now appears that the equatorial ridge feature does indeed circle the entire moon, at least faintly (see globe) and has been severely battered by craters.  The crisp boundaries between dark and light material raise new questions about this unique yin-yang moon, because the white surface appears pristine by comparison, right next to the dark material.  Some of the white areas appear young and craterless, suggesting some form of reprocessing of the material after emplacement.  The other instruments have contributed their data toward the goal of understanding the composition, depth and distribution of the dark and light materials, but interpreting the rich data set will take years.These are very interesting results indeed.  Come back later for comments after the scientists publish their initial analysis.  Incidentally, did you know that the name Iapetus appears to be a Greek derivative of the name Japheth, one of the three sons of Noah?  Some scholars believe that Greek mythology has some roots in Old Testament accounts.  The story that Iapetus was one of the Titans who inherited a third of the Earth could be a corruption of the story of Japheth, one of the three sons of Noah who repopulated the world after the Flood.  The Parthenon Code is one site that investigates such connections between the Bible and later Greek mythology.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Goat Crossfit is sweeping the nation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When I find farmers that I want to feature on Farm & Country Radio, it’s easy to find a corn, soybean or wheat grower. As much as I enjoy visiting with them about crops and such, I equally enjoy introducing listeners to farmers that they may never get to meet otherwise.DaNelle Wolford is a prime example. She and her family have a 1-acre working farm in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. Wolford’s Weed ‘Em & Reap Farm has your typical urban garden that the family harvests fruits and veggies from daily. She also has some livestock on the farm, including chickens and lambs that are raised for meat.One of the first animals on the farm was a goat that Wolford hoped to keep around for its milk. When that goat arrived, Wolford had no experience with farm animals and didn’t even know how to milk a goat. So, she used the only tool she could think of that was readily available…her breast pump.Now, years of experience and hilarious stories later, Wolford came up with yet another use for her livestock. She had heard of different ways goats were being used to market farms across the country, including goat cuddling (yes that is a thing) and goat yoga (I’m not kidding…no pun intended). So, Wolford thought the next best thing would be Goat Crossfit. Even though this whole idea was put together with tongue in cheek, the video went viral almost instantly, so you can bet that there will be a class near you very soon!last_img read more

On the Benefits of Online Learning

first_imgTruth be told, I was slow warming up to online instruction. Ten years ago, in early 2004, BuildingGreen was approached by Boston Architectural College (then Boston Architectural Center — but with the same acronym, BAC) about collaborating on sustainable design curriculum. There is so much value in face-to-face instruction and student interaction, I thought, how could online instruction take its place?But we did collaborate, helping BAC develop its Sustainable Design curriculum. And I created and for a number of years taught one of the foundation online courses for the program: “Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking,” which is now being taught by my friend David Foley.This assemblage of courses, now housed in BAC’s Sustainable Design Institute, offers the most comprehensive, accredited online instruction in sustainable design anywhere. There are nearly three dozen courses offered that can be taken as continuing education courses by anyone, taken as part of graduate degree programs, or taken as electives as part of a relatively new MDS (Masters in Design Studies) program in Sustainable Design that is now in its third year. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. RELATED ARTICLES Location Efficiency Trumps Home Energy EfficiencyGetting Around Without Fossil FuelsGetting Off Fossil FuelsLocation EfficiencyReduce the Need for DrivingTransportation Energy Intensity of BuildingsHouses Versus CarsDriving Less Pros and cons of online instructionI’m teaching a brand new course in the BAC Sustainable Design Institute, Resilient Design, that starts this week, so I’ve been focusing actively on online instruction and its various advantages and disadvantages. There still is the disadvantage of not being able to engage students in the classroom — responding in person to questions and perspectives that come up, having eye-contact with students, etc.But the online discussions can be dynamic, as I learned years ago with my first online teaching. And there are ways to encourage active participation by students that BAC has become very good at.Beyond the pedagogy of instruction, however, online education has some significant environmental advantages.The big benefit is less driving. I can teach from my home in Dummerston, Vermont, and students can participate from all over. In my Resilient Design course, I have students from California, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Washington State, and Alberta, Canada. In other courses I’ve taught, students have enrolled from as far away as Iraq and Japan.Even when students and faculty live close-by, commuting energy can be huge. In 2009, I participated in an exercise of figuring out how Antioch New England in Keene, New Hampshire, could become a carbon-neutral university, and I was astounded at what a huge percentage of the university’s total carbon emissions resulted from student and staff commuting — over two-thirds as I recall.center_img Better online teaching tools make learning from afar betterUntil I started this new Resilient Design course it had been five or six years since I had taught an online BAC course (though I’ve been participating for several years in BAC’s onsite intensive weeks with their new MDS program). Back in 2006-2008 we were using different online learning software (Blackboard); BAC is now using Moodle.I used to simply post lectures as static PowerPoint presentations, but now I’m using a package called VoiceThread to add audio commentary and even highlight items in the slides that I’m talking about. So far at least, I’m very excited about the capability VoiceThread offers.As with Blackboard, Moodle has extensive online discussion capabilities, including the “Coffeehouse” forum. I’m looking forward to dynamic conversations there — which I can take part in with my feet up and a cup of tea (I’m not a coffee drinker) on the windowsill of my new house. BAC course offeringsUnfortunately, my Resilient Design course is now filled up, but it should be possible to still sign up for most of the other 13 eight-week courses that started on Tuesday of this week. Included are courses in residential energy modeling, green roofs, materials and indoor air quality, sustainable design and preservation, sustainable transportation, the economics of green building, and zero-energy homes.And I’m sure we’ll be repeating the Resilient Design course, so keep an eye out for future offerings of that.last_img read more