New deal for Nasri

first_imgSamir Nasri has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, the Barclays Premier League champions have announced. Nasri, who joined City from Arsenal in 2011, has 22 goals in 129 appearances for City, and has won two Premier League titles as well as the League Cup with the club. “I’m 27 now and if you listen to some of the best managers in the game, they say that a midfield player’s best years are between 27 and 30 so I hope that I will give my best years to City,” Nasri added. “It took me time to adjust to living in Manchester because when you move here from London, it is a big change, but last year everything was perfect – I enjoyed my football and I love living in Manchester, feel very settled and I think that showed on the pitch. “That’s why I’ve agreed this new contract – because I feel very much at home. Our supporters have been right behind me and it gives me the confidence to play my best game. “Now I’m looking forward to the new season and to defending our title again.” Among Nasri’s 11 goals last term were the opener in the title-clincher against West Ham in May, and a crucial strike in the come-from-behind 3-1 Capital One Cup final win over Sunderland. However, he was a surprise omission from Didier Deschamps’ France World Cup squad. Press Associationcenter_img The 27-year-old France midfielder has committed his future to the club until 2019 after enjoying something of a rebirth under Manuel Pellegrini last season, when he scored 11 goals. “I’m really happy to have signed this contract and to have committed my future with City,” Nasri said on the club’s website. last_img read more

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Carver: I’ve enjoyed the experience

first_img The 50-year-old was thrown in at the deep end in January following Alan Pardew’s surprise departure for Crystal Palace, with the Magpies’ main targets unavailable. It has proved a baptism of fire as an understrength squad further depleted by injuries and suspensions has slid alarmingly down the Barclays Premier League table. John Carver is convinced he will be a stronger man for the trials and tribulations he has experienced as Newcastle’s head coach. Press Association They have now reached the point where anything less than victory over West Ham on Sunday could see them suffer the unthinkable, relegation to the Sky Bet Championship for the second time in six years. However, while Carver, as Pardew before him, has borne the brunt of fans’ frustrations as the club’s public face, he is adamant the lessons he has learned will serve him well in the future. He said: “Listen, this job… It’s about five months, isn’t it? In five months, I don’t think any other manager would have had to deal with everything that I’ve had to deal with in their whole career, never mind in five months. “But in a really strange way, I have thoroughly enjoyed it, I really have. No, I have, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. “I think I got softened up a little bit when Alan was here and Alan was taking a bit of abuse, and I think I got used to it, if you know what I mean. “It’s not a nice thing to accept, but I’m definitely a stronger person and better for it, without a shadow of a doubt, and whatever happens after Sunday, I’ll be better for it one way or the other. “If I had the chance again starting again, I would do exactly the same. I’d say, ‘Yes, I want this job. I’ll do it my way’. “I would just like to think that I would just have a little bit more rub of the green and a little bit more luck. “The one thing I have done, I have thrown every single minute of the day into this job. I have sacrificed so many different things. “I have sacrificed my family life, my social life – but I don’t mind that because I understood how big this job was. “But it’s very, very difficult when you are making all those sacrifices and taking the abuse you are taking. But I’d do it again.” Whatever happens on Sunday, there is little doubt that radical change will be required at a club which has lost the connection with large swathes of its support with critics denouncing a perceived lack of ambition. Newcastle recorded a profit of £18.7million and banked £34million during the last financial year while opting not to further strengthen the squad, and that has sparked a furious reaction. But for 90 minutes this weekend, all that will matter is edging over the finishing line, something a first win since February 28 – or at worst, matching the result achieved by 18th-placed Hull at home to Manchester United – will secure. Asked what his reaction would be if he kept the club in the top flight, Carver, who this week found himself at the centre of a fresh storm after being pictured smiling at a charity golf day, said: “It will be the second time I have smiled in a week – and obviously I got stick for smiling the first time.” The job has undoubtedly taken its toll on Pardew’s former number two, who freely admits his private and social lives have been affected with his wife noticing the change in him. He said: “She thinks I’m mad. But I think most managers’ wives think they are mad.” Nevertheless, asked if he would have any regrets on Sunday evening regardless of the outcome, he replied: “None whatsoever, none whatsoever.” last_img read more

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Chiefs to meet with RB C.J. Anderson, will likely offer him a contract, report says

first_img Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt speaks for first time since release Source just confirmed RB CJ Anderson is visiting with the #Chiefs tomorrow, as @ProFootballTalk reported. I’m told Anderson just landed in KC.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 3, 2018The Chiefs are familiar with Anderson as he spent five seasons with their AFC-West rivals, the Broncos. In the offseason, Anderson signed with the Panthers, but he was later released after nine games. He rarely saw the field behind Carolina’s second-year player Christian McCaffrey, and had just 104 yards on 24 carries for the Panthers.Anderson has rushed for 3,155 career yards and 20 touchdowns. He is nearing 1,000 receiving yards (883) and has five catches for scores. NFL didn’t interview Kareem Hunt, woman during investigation of February incident, report says The Chiefs are moving quickly to replace the spot Kareem Hunt left in the backfield. Kansas City is bringing in veteran running back C.J. Anderson for a physical Monday and will most likely offer him a contract, according to multiple reports.center_img The Chiefs released Hunt after a video surfaced Friday of what is believed to be related to an alleged altercation dating back to February with a woman in Cleveland at The Metropolitan at the 9, Hunt’s hotel apartment downtown. Kansas City looked to quarterback Patrick Mahomes to carry the load in Hunt’s absence. Mahomes led the team with 52 rushing yards in Sunday’s 40-33 win in Oakland. Related Newslast_img read more

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Early Humans Refused to Be Classified

first_imgWe humans like to classify things, and when we classify ourselves, we sometimes get into trouble.  We create groups of “us” and “them” that breed conflicts.  A fight of sorts is going on between paleoanthropologists, reports Science News1 May 22, over what to make of some skulls found in a cave in Romania.  The skulls are blurring the neat categories most anthropologists had made to distinguish primitive and early modern humans.    The discovery last June, an Indiana Jones-like adventure involving cave diving into a tomb-like chamber and finding bones of cave bears and human skulls, has the makings of a good movie.  But now that the skulls are in the lab, scientists are scratching their own skulls figuring out where to fit them in the human lineage.  The problem is that they display both “primitive” and “modern” traits: modern cheek bones and no brow ridges, but heavy-set jaws and massive teeth.  Named Oase (wah-see) after the cave in which they were found, the skulls also contain multi-ridged third molars larger than those of Neanderthals.  These bones and another found in Portugal that displays “a potpourri of traits from both species” are causing some anthropologists to suggest that all these varieties of early humans interbred.  That threatens to overturn favorite theories about human evolution:The Oase skull’s strange combination of modern and archaic characteristics underscores scientific confusion about how to define anatomically modern humans, [Erik] Trinkaus [Washington U at St. Louis] adds.    “Paleontologists have created an artificial [anatomical] Rubicon that the Oase fossils violate,” he says.  “The blend of traits on these specimens contradicts the existence of a straightforward evolutionary process [during the Stone Age] in which modern humans came out of Africa and replaced everyone else.”    In more serious jeopardy is the practice of classification itself.  “One way to make sense of fossils such as the Portuguese child and the Oase skull is to stop assuming that each ancient Homo species existed on a separate branch of an evolutionary tree, says Trenton W. Holliday of Tulane University in New Orleans.”1Bruce Bower, “Humanity’s Strange Face,” Science News Week of May 22, 2004; Vol. 165, No. 21, p. 328.Is it possible to be racist with long-dead humans?  There is a great deal of variation among people groups living today (Watusi and pygmy, etc.), yet they are all 100% human and it is very unPC to discriminate between them.  Variation within a species can be quite pronounced.  Anthropologists seem to be too quick to sort bones into evolutionary lineages without considering the environmental influences on anatomy, such as diet: chewing tough meat might accentuate brow ridges and teeth, for instance.    This long-fumbling practice of classifying human bones into separate species so as to weave a tale of evolution should be scorned for its phony discrimination.  It’s not science; it is dogma looking for support.  Primitive, my tooth.  These deceased brethren could probably outrun and outsmart any modern paleoanthropologist on the trail of a cave bear.  That takes brains, physical fitness, and complex DNA that is anything but primitive.  Maybe the new paradigm is that humans have been devolving from highly intelligent, skilled, artistic hunters into lazy, obese, foolish storytellers.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Publisha Promotes Apptop Publishing

first_imgcurt hopkins Tags:#Publishing Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… UK company Publisha has created a platform for doing what people are already doing but with less labor and more standardization: publishing across platforms that include mobile. The platform is currently in beta. From one dashboard, a user can publish to a website (provided by Publisha), to iPhone/iPad and to Facebook, where the Publisha network is broadcast. The same act produces an RSS feed, is indexed on search engines and soon will publish to Twitter. CEO Ian Howlett focuses on the platform as a service that produces a “whole ecosystem” of publishing. “Unlike PDF readers, we’re not trying to replicate print magazines, but rather focus on offering a service to bloggers, writers and publishers who don’t want the constraints of a traditional magazine layout. Publisha allows even small teams to easily publish across multiple digital platforms.”There is also a focus on what the company’s marketing consultant Anna Sjöström calls “the heart of Publisha’s beta framework.“(It’s) a unique Facebook app that sits as an ‘articles’ tab within an existing Facebook page and enables publishing of full articles, interactive content, polls and takes advantage of inbuilt viral features.” The basic Publisha account does not require an initial outlay. But of course, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The company takes 20% of your ad space and 20% revenue of any ads you sell through your Publisha-published site. The basic site is 10 GB, the $50 Professional account is 20 and the $250 Enterprise allows you 30. With the Enterprise account, you do not farm out any ad space. The examples of Publisha users the company provides include Amarya, an organic health and beauty company, and Bodas USA, a bridal magazine. The trade-off seems to be expressiveness for convenience and standardization. Here’s the Amarya blog and here is the Facebook app for Bodas.Publisha is lead by CEO Howlett, formerly a software developer with Unisys and FT.com, and Chairman and angel investor Chris Mottes. Mottes is the co-founder and CEO of Deadline Games and CEO of Six Ravens Capital. All in all it seems like a reasonable offer for people and companies who do not want to spend capital and work-hours on maintaining an integrated social media presence. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Lucknow Metro delay unavoidable, says E. Sreedharan

first_imgThe delay in starting the Lucknow Metro for public use cannot be attributed to the change in political power at the helm of Uttar Pradesh, said noted civil engineer E. Sreedharan, popularly known as the ‘Metro Man’, here on Thursday.Mr. Sreedharan said the transition in power from the Samajwadi Party (SP) to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in U.P. had no impact on the “planning or schedule” of the Lucknow Metro’s construction. The postponement of the deadline was due to “unavoidable reasons” such as the delay in receiving coaches and timely Railway clearances, he said. He expressed confidence that the Metro rail would be running in the U.P. capital by the third or fourth week of July.Mr. Sreedharan said Metro projects across India were awaiting government clearances as the Centre was finalising a new Metro policy. Work for the Lucknow Metro began in September 2014 and the trial run on its priority corridor was conducted on December 1, 2016. The previous SP government had announced the services would begin on March 26. The target, however, could not be met, with the BJP government criticising the previous Akhikesh Yadav regime for doing things “hastily”. Despite the repeated extension of the deadline, Mr. Sreedharan said the Lucknow Metro could boast of having the fastest first section of any metro be be completed anywhere in the country.last_img read more

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Brisbane Touch Football grows from humble start

first_imgTuesday’s Courier Mail has a great story about Touch Football in Brisbane and how it is celebrating 40 years in 2013.  To view the story, please click on the link below: http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/more-sports/love-of-the-game-brisbane-touch-football-grows-from-humble-start/story-fnii0hmo-1226679980464 Related LinksCourier Mail Storylast_img

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Unbridled Love Royal New Years Eve Start Filming in Vancouver Area

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Unbridled Love (TV Movie)Following the death of her aunt, Sarah returns home to her Uncle’s farm for the holidays. Although she was hoping to find comfort in her family’s Christmas traditions, her uncle’s plan is to avoid them altogether. In the midst of their tension, a handsome Hollywood celebrity named Graham comes knocking, looking to use the farm as research for his next film. It takes some wooing for Graham to convince Sarah to let him use the property, but as he begins his work, Sarah finds herself in love with Graham. Between her family struggles and her new romance with Graham, Sarah winds up with a Christmas she’ll never forget.Unbridled Love stars Oakville, Ontario native Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Librarians), Kristoffer Polaha (Where Hope Grows, Get Shorty) and Treat Williams (Chesapeake Shores, Chicago Fire).READ MOREcenter_img Facebook LINDY BOOTH LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Salah not a Galactico – Balague

first_imgSpanish football expert Guillem Balague has insisted that it is very unlikely that Mohamed Salah will join Real Madrid in the near future, as they do not view him as a “Galactico”The Liverpool forward has been an instant success in his debut season at Anfield and has already bagged 36 goals in all competitions this season.In light of these performances, Salah has been strongly linked with a move to Real this summer with the club looking to reportedly rebuild their squad after a frustrating season at the Spanish capital.However, contrary to these rumours, Balague has insisted that it is highly unlikely that Salah will join Zinedine Zidane’s side this summer. But he does believes that there is interest for Eden Hazard.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“Salah is a difficult one because Real Madrid have no mention of him as a candidate to be a Galactico,” said Balague, according to Daily Star.“You can think there is a market in Egypt and he is a star of the Premier League – he has a lot of things to go for him – but if they get Hazard they won’t need Salah.“It seems like they wouldn’t put that much money into Salah.”Balague also confirmed that Real Madrid are interested in signing Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.last_img read more

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