Transfer gossip: Bees again linked with Paterson, Sun say Forest want £1m

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…The Sun say Nottingham Forest want £1m for Jamie Paterson and that Brentford are battling with Huddersfield to sign him. The 24-year-old winger has impressed while on loan at Huddersfield, who are said to be keen to snap him up on a permanent deal.Brentford were recently linked with Paterson as he previously played under Bees boss Dean Smith at Walsall.Smith insisted last month that he was not pursuing a deal to sign Paterson.Smith has denied that Brentford are looking to sign PatersonMillwall defender Christian Mbulu is on Chelsea’s radar, again according to The Sun.The 19-year-old has impressed since being signed from non-League Brentwood Town last year and the Blues are said to be showing an interest. Meanwhile, speculation continues over the future of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that he is likely to leave Chelsea.Begovic has been frozen out since Thibaut Courtois’ return from injuryEverton and Norwich City are said to have shown an interest in the 28-year-old, who was signed from Stoke last summer.Begovic deputised for Thibaut Courtois earlier in the season but has been out of the picture since the Belgian’s return from a knee injury.With Antonio Conte widely reported to be in the frame to take over as Chelsea boss, the Telegraph also believe the Italy coach has identified Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan as a potential signing.The newspaper also believe Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, who has been linked with the Chelsea job, plans to stay put and wants to re-sign Blues striker Diego Costa for the Spanish club.Costa continues to be linked with a return to SpainMetro say the arrival of Nainggolan could mean John Mikel Obi leaves Stamford Bridge.And Italian media reports continue to suggest that Chelsea are interested in Juventus’ former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Working Harder Won’t Kill You

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There was a time when work was grueling. It was dangerous, and it was physically taxing. There was a also a time when that physical labor went on for hours and hours in places like coal mines or factories. At that time, and in that place, it may have been possible to work too hard. It was very possible that you could hurt yourself physically.Fortunately, this is, for the most part, no longer true (although carrying shingles up to a roof isn’t the most pleasant work you’ll ever do). For the most part, we have tools and technologies and rules and laws that make things a bit easier. More still, we are primarily knowledge workers.This popular article about the gig economy suggests that we have to be careful not to glamorize hard work and hustle or we risk people taking it to heart and literally working ourselves to death. Literally.The gig work the article is talking about? Physically demanding jobs like working on an oil rig? Labor intensive jobs in risky settings, like building a skyscraper? Well, not exactly. The work the article is complaining about is work like driving a car and graphic design. Not the kind of work where many people are at risk of dying of exhaustion.Maybe there was a time when it made sense to suggest to people, “Don’t work too hard,” but if there was a time, that time is long past. The better advice to offer today would be, “Hey, remember to work harder. You’re not going to hurt yourself by working, but you are going to hurt yourself by being lazy and distracted and living in your inbox!”The truth of the matter is that most people could stand to work a lot harder. It would serve them well, and it would serve their families well, too. They’d make more money, and they’d have a lot less stress and strife in their lives. People that give themselves over to their work are happier, too.Since the beginning of human life, nature has required that one labor to take care of oneself. This is not a man-made phenomena. It’s not the result of any particular political or economic system. It’s the result of a company organizing people to drive cars, or finding ways to help artists support themselves through their art. It’s what has always been necessary for human beings to live, thrive, and survive, and it will be for some time into the future.So, work harder. It won’t kill you.last_img read more

10 months agoJorge de Frutos trains with senior Real Madrid squad: Just 2 years after playing street football

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jorge de Frutos trains with senior Real Madrid squad: Just 2 years after playing street footballby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJorge de Frutos has been training with the Real Madrid senior squad this week.Suspension rules De Frutos out of Castilla action this weekend and, as a result, Santiago Solari allowed him to train with the first team as he made up the numbers.A Madrid fan since birth, the player was without a club until he turned 16, having spent his younger years playing futsal on the streets of his hometown, Navares de Enmedio.Rayo Majadahonda took a chance by signing him into the Castilian regional leagues before he moved on at 18 to play in the Segunda B for two season, helping the side achieve promotion last year.And there was no hesitation when his agent, Juanma Lopes, informed him of Real Madrid’s offer. last_img read more

a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino: Colchester were fantastic

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Colchester were fantasticby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino has given credit to Colchester United after the League Two knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.Colchester won on penalties after the game finished 0-0 in normal time.He said: “Colchester made a fantastic game, it was difficult.”We are so disappointed we could not score in 90 minutes.”They beat Palace on penalties too, that can happen. That’s the beauty of the competition, always something can happen.”We wanted to go further but we are out.” last_img

a month agoAdvisers urge Foden to stick with Man City

first_imgAdvisers urge Foden to stick with Man Cityby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Foden is being urged to stick with Manchester City.Foden feels a loan move away from the reigning Premier League champions would hinder his progress, despite his limited playing time.The family and friends of the 19-year-old are reported to be keen for the England youngster to continue his role at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola, in which he receives game time primarily in cup competitions.The Times says there is a feeling within Foden’s close circle that leaving City on loan could actually prove damaging to the teenager’s progression.And City have no intention of sending Foden out to another Premier League club on loan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Nedved hails the legendary Juventus

first_imgVice-chairman Pavel Nedved has hailed the “legendary” Juventus side that won their seventh consecutive Serie A title as “almost inhuman”The Bianconeri’s goalless draw against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday was enough to secure them the league crown and their fourth consecutive domestic double.Nedved, who himself played for Juventus between 2001 and 2009, believes that the only thing that was missing from an otherwise brilliant season was winning the Champions League.“Allegri and the players were the stars of this seventh Scudetto,” the former midfielder told Tutti Convocati, via Football-Italia.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“This season was very difficult because our motivations were mainly for the Champions League, in which we missed the last step for a perfect season.“Still, we’ve worked every day to get to these results. Juventus are legendary, almost inhuman, animals even. These players have done something fantastic.”Juventus will next face the relegated Verona at their Allianz Stadium in Turin for their final game of the season.last_img read more

Sarri speaks about Pedros injury

Chelsea was able to win 1-0 against PAOK in the UEFA Europa League, but footballer Pedro was forced off with an injuryEnglish Premier League club Chelsea defeated PAOK 1-0 tonight in the UEFA Europa League.But the team lost Pedro, as the footballer had to be taken off the field because of a shoulder injury.And now Chelsea manager has talked about the future for the player.“I don’t know exactly the situation. It was a sore one for Pedro,” the Italian coach told Metro in the United Kingdom.“I spoke for a few seconds, but that probably it is not a serious injury.”“I think we were in control of the match for 90 minutes,” he added.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We had a lot of opportunities. I am very happy with the three points, but not the result. We didn’t kill the match.”Pedro is currently receiving treatment after coming up the wrong side of a collision with Paschalakis.The Blues are lining-up a free-kick just outside of the box…0-1 [90+5′] #PAOKvCFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 20, 2018 read more

Serious Sexual Assault charge against TCI Police Force member constable suspended

first_img Related Items:#tcipolice Editorial: Listen to your Mama Recommended for you TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, #TurksandCaicosIslands, March 3, 2018 – Police have arrested and suspended one of their own in an investigation which is spawning condemning comments and raising serious questions about the Force and the man, who is also a trusted leader within the Christian community.A youth pastor, also a Police officer was arrested following a search warrant executed on his Grand Turk home on Thursday night.A Friday morning police report said:  “A Police Constable was arrested on Thursday 1st March 2018, on suspicion of a serious sexual assault and has since been placed on USD$5000 bail.  The Officer is currently on administrative leave.”Social media comments from people who claim to be close to the family are that his wife is also somehow involved in the scandalous case.  It is alleged she threatened the young woman who filed the ‘rape’ report.Police say the Police Constable’s wife is however, not arrested as some public commentaries have indicated.The arrest of the Grand Turk policeman is not the first arrest of a member of the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force on allegations of sexual assault or misconduct.  There is an ongoing trial involving suspended Police Inspector Hilton Duncan who is accused by a former Police Training School student and lower ranking police woman.The officer arrested on Thursday did pay the $5,000 and is currently out on Police bail. Seven TCI men ‘lost at sea’ found safe on Fish Caylast_img read more

Politicians call for crackdown on social media toxic swamp after mosque shooting

first_img But while Morrison did not mention the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by name, his political opponent, Labor leader Shorten, was more forthright.”A platform like Facebook goes to potential advertisers and says, ‘We know everything about the users of Facebook, we can tell you everything so that you can geo-target and you can market to them,'” Shorten wrote in an op-ed for the Herald-Sun newspaper. “Well, if that’s your business model, fair enough; but you can’t go missing when it comes to hate speech.””Social media is a marvelous tool that has the potential to empower us, but too often it resembles a toxic swamp where wrongdoers can hide and where evil is nurtured,” he added.The comments follow a terrorist attack in New Zealand on Friday, when a gunman entered a mosque in central Christchurch and shot worshipers while they prayed, livestreaming the shooting on Facebook. The attack, which also involved a second shooting at another Christchurch mosque, claimed 50 lives. The alleged attacker, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, was an Australian national. New Zealand mass shooting shows tech companies can’t control viral tragedies 1.5M videos of New Zealand mosque massacre deleted by Facebook How Facebook, Twitter rely on you to stop spread of mosque shooting video Share your voice A man sits outside the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, following the mass shooting.  Marty Melville/Getty Images Facebook has been accused of “going missing” when it comes to fighting hate speech and playing an “unrestricted role” in terrorist attacks, following two mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand on Friday.The comments come from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the country’s opposition leader, Bill Shorten, who haven’t held back in criticizing the role technology companies have played in amplifying extremist views.Both politicians warn that the internet has given a home to the kind of white supremacist hate speech espoused by the alleged mosque shooter, an Australian national, saying tech companies must do more to stamp it out.In a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka, Morrison said internet technologies are playing an “unrestricted role” in the spread of extremism, and that world leaders must lay out “clear consequences” not only for those who carry out terrorist attacks, but also “for those who facilitate them.” The letter was also sent to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has said she plans on discussing the issue “directly with Facebook.” Facebook Twitter YouTube 1 As New Zealand counts the cost of the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand history, attention has turned to the role the internet and social media played in the attack. While Facebook and Twitter deleted the alleged attacker’s social media accounts within hours of the attack, footage of the shooting spread quickly. The roughly 17-minute live clip was downloaded from Facebook and reuploaded across the internet on sites such as YouTube, with some users editing out the more graphic content in an attempt to circumvent censors.In a statement, a spokesperson for Twitter said the company was “committed to working and cooperating with governments around the world, particularly as it relates to safety and wellbeing” and that it has “rigorous and rapid response processes in place” for emergency situations.Facebook has previously said it deleted 1.5 million versions of the video within the first 24 hours of the attack. But Morrison is calling for a tougher approach to weeding out extremist content on the internet, saying technology firms have a “moral obligation to protect the communities which they serve and from which they profit.” He added that social media companies, content service providers and gaming platforms all had a part to play to keep communities safe. “We know that violent extremists use the internet for recruitment, radicalisation and to carry out their evil acts,” the prime minister’s letter reads. “That they will continue to try to use any means their disposal does not mean governments and technology firms should abrogate their responsibilities to keep our communities safe.”Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.Originally published March 18 at 5:32 p.m. PT.Update on March 18 at 9:27 p.m.: Adds comments from Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten.Update on March 19 at 4:02 p.m.: Adds comment from Twitter.  Related storiescenter_img Tags 1:23 Comment Facebook deletes 1.5M videos after shooting, Democrats… Tech Industry Internet Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Eminem publisher sues Spotify for copyright violations

first_imgEminem’s music publisher is seeking billions of dollars in a lawsuit against Spotify. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV Eminem’s music publisher is suing Spotify, claiming the streaming service infringed on the copyrights of hundreds of songs. The lawsuit also challenges the constitutionality of a landmark music licensing law.Music publisher Eight Mile Style, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Tennessee federal court, alleges that Spotify willfully committed an infringement by reproducing Eminem hits like Lose Yourself and “pretending” to have licenses. The complaint also claims Spotify violated the Music Modernization Act, a federal law passed in October that is designed to streamline the process for artists and songwriters compensated for streaming music.Despite not having proper licensing agreements, Spotify has streamed the music publisher’s compositions “billions of times” but “has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which only purport to account for a fraction of those streams,” the lawsuit says.Central to the lawsuit is how Spotify allegedly categorized the music. The streaming service labeled Lose Yourself as “copyright control,” a designation for songs whose copyright owner is unknown. Eight Mile Style called Spotify’s assertion that it couldn’t locate the copyright holders of Lose Yourself — an Oscar-winning song from the 2002 hit movie 8 Mile — “absurd.””Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which only purport to account for a fraction of those streams,” the complaint says.The lawsuit seeks statutory damages of $150,000 for each of the 243 compositions Spotify allegedly infringed — an award that could cost the streaming service more than $3 billion. It also seeks to disqualify Spotify from MMA limitation of damages and declare the federal law unconstitutional as it applies to Eight Mile Style’s allegations.This isn’t the first time Spotify has been accused of copyright infringement. In 2018, music publisher Wixen filed a $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit against Spotify, alleging the digital music platform had played music by Wixen artists such as Tom Petty, Neil Young and The Doors, without first obtaining proper licenses or compensating the publisher. That lawsuit was reportedly settled in December for an undisclosed sum. Spotify didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The lawsuit:Eight Mile Style v. Spotify by jonathan_skillings on Scribd Tags Spotify Eminem Share your voice Post a comment Digital Media Music 0last_img read more