Suso Atletico Madrid were interested in signing me

first_imgAC Milan midfielder Suso revealed that a return to his native Spain over the past two summers has been a possibilityThe Spaniard joined Milan from Liverpool in January 2015 and has since emerged as one of the most promising talents in the Serie A.In light of this, Suso had been linked with a return to Liverpool along with a switch to Tottenham in the Premier League last season.However, Suso remained at the San Siro and has continued his fine form this term with four goals and eight assists in 12 Serie A matches.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.But now Suso has announced a switch to La Liga had been a possibility with Atletico Madrid.“It’s true, there were contacts with Atletico Madrid,” said Suso, according to Football-Italia.“In the last two summers, I’ve had options to return to Spain.”Suso is contracted at Milan until June 2022.last_img read more

Last remaining skating rink in City of San Diego fights for survival

first_imgLast remaining skating rink in City of San Diego fights for survival March 11, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – They were ready for stand and be counted. Ready to fight City Hall with all they have. But then, City Hall backed off, at least for now.“The City council cancelled the meeting to approve the sale so the rally has been postponed as well”, says Brett Stang, owner of the only Skating rink left in the City of San Diego.Skateworld has been around for 45-years, generations of families have lifetime memories. It appears the city’s need for another ‘big box’ store is more important than a local landmark, and something seems fishy.City Council member Scott Sherman says it was simply a matter of “highest bid”. “They were part of the bidding process and we took the highest bid, they were not the highest bid”, says Sherman.But that might not be the case. The owners of Skateworld say they offered more than five million dollars for the land, it’s not worth nearly that much. But they also says they would have gone higher, if given the chance. They were not given the chance. “Skateworld and it’s investors were willing to go higher, we are still willing to go higher, but it stopped. It just stopped”, says Stang.KUSI has requested information about ‘why’ the council meeting was ‘suddenly cancelled”. The office of Georgette Gomez says the information is on the way.As for Civic San Diego, crickets. No answer, no response, no interest. Civic San Diego is the group created by the Mayor to sell off “taxpayer property”, otherwise called ‘City Land”. Since they conduct their business in the dark, we have requested some light. KUSI has filed a “Freedom of Information Request” to get the records and the various bids.Skateland is not just a revenue stream, it’s a pivotal part of that community. The only family entertainment within miles.So here we go again. It’s the Big Box versus the Little Guy. If the little guy ends up losing, we all want to know why. Posted: March 11, 2019 Dan Plante, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante last_img read more

Amazon launches free adsupported music service for Alexa devices

first_img Smart Home Mentioned Above Google Home News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Walmart 0 Google Home $69 Crutchfield See It $79 Post a commentcenter_img See It The service is geared toward customers who own Alexa-enabled devices, like the Echo Dot, but aren’t Prime members or subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon on Thursday launched a new music service for its Alexa devices that’s free to use but includes ads.The service, available starting today in the US, will provide access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations. It’s specifically geared for customers who own Alexa-enabled devices but aren’t Prime members or subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited.Amazon’s Prime membership service, which costs $119 annually, includes access to a library of more than 2 million songs and thousands of stations and playlists. Amazon Music Unlimited, which starts at $7.99 a month, offers over 50 million songs.With music being one of the primary uses for smart speakers, like the Alexa-powered Echo devices, it makes sense for Amazon to offer more ways to give Echo owners access to songs. After starting folks off on the limited library available for free, Amazon could convince some of them to transition over to a paid service, such as Prime or Music Unlimited.Alexa already works with a variety of other free and paid music services, including Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music.To use the new service, non-Prime customers can cue up a station based on a song, artist, era or genre, saying commands like, “Alexa, play ’80s music” or “Alexa, play the playlist Pop Culture.”Google on Thursday launched a similar service for its Google Home smart speakers, letting users access an ad-supported free tier of YouTube Music. Share your voice Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $99 How To • Make Google Home get your groceries Tags See it Alexa Amazon Voice recognition Googlelast_img read more

Infosys Plunges on Promoters Share Sale News Where is a Billion Dollar

first_imgInfosys Ltd saw its shares fall 4% on Monday on news that its co-founders are set to sell shares worth almost $1.1billion. ReutersThe sale, said to involve four of its co-founders and their families, are to offer 32.6 million shares in the IT outsourcing firm for a fixed price of ₹1,988 ($32) each, a 4% discount to Friday’s close.Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, S.D.Shibulal and K.Dinesh, have been named as those offloading the shares.Deutsche Bank is the sole book runner for the issue and the books were covered just after launch, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication.As of September 2014, the founders and their families hold about 16% of shares outstanding. Nandan NelikaniReutersInfosys launched a 1:1 bonus share issue earlier this month. The shares being offloaded could be the the pre-bonus equity stake.In June, Vishal Sikka was chosen as the tech major’s CEO, breaking a trend of the founding members heading the organisation for more than three decades. The last few years had seen the company flounder, while its counterparts did roaring business.Founder-Members Investment ProfileNarayana Murthy’s Catamaran Ventures has a strategic partnership with global retail giant, Amazon, for its India business. Murthy is also known to invest in various realty projects across the country. His other interests include FMCG and education. Reuters FileShibulal’s family office, Innovations Investment Management (IIM), manages investments in hospitality, property management, project management, investment portfolio management, plantations, farms and education. The company also owns an 800-apartment block in Seattle, USA.Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini together are worth ₹7,700 crore, with 80% of it tied to their combined ownership of 2.75% in Infosys Ltd. They are well known philantrophists. ReutersK.Dinesh, who resigned from the board in 2011, has been devoting his time to social work in the areas of health care, education and governance.At the time of reporting, information on what the promoters seek to do with the funds is unavailable.last_img read more

Aliens in skies Pulsating UFOs spotted above England sparks fear

first_imgYouTube: MavixxxMavixxx, a popular conspiracy theory YouTube channel, has been uploading videos featuring UFOs over the past few months. Now, the conspiracy theorist has released very mysterious footage that shows multiple flying objects hovering in the skies of England.In the video, the conspiracy theorist revealed that the strange clip was captured on June 20, 2019. However, the exact location where these UFOs appeared still remain unclear.Interestingly, the objects appeared in the video seems pulsating, and at times, they even tried to align in a formation.As the video uploaded by Mavixxx went viral on YouTube, many of his users argued that these are signs of an imminent alien disclosure. These alien enthusiasts believe that governments all across the world and space agencies like NASA and ESA have been covering up bitter facts about aliens for years, but now, they are all set to disclose the secrets surrounding extraterrestrial life.A section of other conspiracy theorists argued that these glowing UFOs are alien scout ships that usually appear on the earth before an invasion.”The great deception is certainly upon us,” commented HonoredShadow, a YouTube user.”The ships overhead changing patterns, disappearing, are telling of disaster coming to the viewing area. This will be by nature and affect man. anyone see/know something different? Just My speculation from past sightings before the great change,” commented Roxie Early, another YouTuber.However, sceptics are not convinced of these explanations. As per these sceptics, the bizarre objects that appeared in the skies of England are nothing but drones, and there is nothing mysterious about it.”In the age of the drone, all bets are off,” commented Cereberus 7, a sceptic.A few days back, Mavixxx had uploaded another creepy video that showed a seemingly metallic disc-shaped flying object speeding above the skies of Orange County, California. This video had also gone viral on the internet, and many people considered it proof of extraterrestrial existence.last_img read more

Bella Thorne opens up about being a pansexual You like what you

first_imgBella Thorne with her upcoming bookInstagramAfter coming out as a bisexual, Bella Thorne has now stated that she is a pansexual. The actress, who is currently dating Italian musician Benjamin Mascolo, in an interview, spoke about how she is a pansexual and is attracted to people regardless of their sex or gender identity. “I’m actually a pansexual, and I didn’t know that,” she told on Good Morning America and further added, “You like what you like.”Thorne, who has been quite open about her sexuality, did not shy away from stating how she is rather attracted to the person and not their sexuality. “Doesn’t have to be a girl, or a guy, or … you know, a he, a she, a this, or that. It’s literally, you like personality, like you just like a being,” Bella said. “It doesn’t really matter what’s going on, over there. If I just like it, I like it!” Bella added on the ABC show. Check out the interview below.Bella Thorne in Good Morning AmericaYouTubeThe actress attended the show to promote her new book of personal poems called Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray. Apart from Bella, there have been a few celebrities who have opened up about their pansexuality in the past. This includes Panic! At The Disco frontman Brandon Urie, Miley Cyrus and Janelle Monae, to name a few. Back in 2016, Bella opened up about being a bisexual as she tweeted the same. Later in 2018, it was confirmed that the actress was involved in a throuple as she had an open relationship with rapper Mod Sun and YouTube star Tana Mongeau.Their story takes a bitter turn as Tana and Bella broke up in 2019. Two months later, Bella and Mod also split up but Tana and Bella continued to remain good ex-girlfriends. In fact, as Tana celebrated her 21st birthday in June, Bella did take up to share a picture of the two from their heydays along with a caption that read, “Through thick and thin I love you tana happy bday you beautiful beautiful special girl.” To this, Tana also responded, “i love u forever and ever. ❤️.” Later it was announced that Tana is all set to tie the knot with fellow YouTuber Jake Paul.Tana and I are no longer good. She broke girl code I’m over it.— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) July 17, 2019 Bella ThorneTwitterBella seemed to be okay with this too as she was impeccably happy with her ex-girlfriend’s relationship status. However, Tana and Mod grabbing a drink last week made things ugly between the two ladies! “Tana and I are no longer good. She broke girl code I’m over it,” tweeted Bella. Of course, Tana didn’t stay silent and replied, “”????? imagine taking every time ur mad at me to twitter but then telling ppl how much u care about me……………….. wtf is this b :/”” Later, Bella accused Tana of using her for Twitter clout, which Tana did not take for. She responded, “”dude what are you doing bella? like i have no idea why you’re mad, i’ve been texting you every minute since you tweeted, and for you to be tweeting me something as hurtful as saying I dated you for Twitter is literally f**king nuts & if you honestly think that damn i lost you.”Things might not be all that good for Tana and Bella but they both have moved on and are with other people respectively. We sure would like to know how their fight pans out!last_img read more

Community Concert Choir to Sing Christmas Concert

first_imgThe Community Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marco K. Merrick, will sing “Emmanuel” its annual Christmas Concert, 5 p.m., Dec. 21 at The United House of Prayer for All People, 3401 Edgewood Rd. in Baltimore. A fellowship reception, sponsored by The Open Church, will be held immediately following.last_img

The Shade Room a Top Instagram Celebrity and Gossip Publisher Unveils First

first_imgAccording to Nwandu, TSR has doubled revenue each year and is profitable — with a net profit margin of about 50%. The company’s advertising and sponsorship clients have included CoverGirl, GMC and McDonald’s. The L.A.-based company has about a dozen full-time employees. “We operate extremely lean and self-fund all of our projects,” she said.TSR’s regular mix of Instagram posts span breaking news, celebrity gossip and shade-throwing, and feel-good posts like TSR Positive Images.The Shade Room has in the past run afoul of some platforms’ rules and guidelines. Three years ago, Facebook briefly suspended TSR’s page over a copyright-violation claim. In 2017, TSR reportedly warned followers (in a later-deleted post) that it was in danger of having Instagram remove its account allegedly over The Shade Room’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement. And at some point in the last two years, The Shade Room’s initial Twitter account was suspended by the platform. Related Popular on Variety The bread and butter of The Shade Room — which the New York Times once called “Instagram’s TMZ” — has been curated viral posts. By contrast, the new shows will be longer-form video exclusively produced by the company.“The goal of the new programming is to give our audience what we feel they are lacking,” Nwandu said. “We want to give them curated digital programming that is tailored to their interests. “The series reinforce our commitment to providing entertainment that caters to black culture and allows us to collaborate even more closely with our Roommates, who truly make TSR feel like a family.”TSR’s shows are being produced by a two-woman team of veteran TV producer and Daytime Emmy-nominated showrunner Tarvenia “T” Jones (“Upscale with Prentice Penny,” “Divorce Court”) and Judith Nwandu, who is Angelica’s sister.Angelica Nwandu (who goes by Angie) will serve as executive producer on the three series, marking her latest foray as a writer and producer. Previously, she co-wrote the film “Night Comes On,” winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival NEXT Innovator Award and released by Samuel Goldwyn films last August.TSR doesn’t have a specific launch date for the trio of shows, some of which will be sponsored, according to Nwandu. Each series will run four or five episodes, each of which will range from 10-15 minutes.“Petty Court,” “Struggle Chef” and “F-boy Chronicles” were developed in-house. In the future, Nwandu said, TSR will reach out to its audience to solicit creative ideas and “we plan to give them the proper credit and opportunities.”Nwandu, 28, founded The Shade Room in 2014 from her parents’ home when she began posting celebrity gossip on Instagram. (According to bio, her Nigerian family wanted Nwandu to become a successful accountant rather than an internet-media entrepreneur.) TSR has only one outside investor: venture-capital firm Indie.vc, founded by Bryce Roberts, who also is managing director at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagramcenter_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The Shade Room, a top Instagram-based media publisher focused on black culture, entertainment and celebrity gossip, is launching three new original series on the social platform.The five-year-old venture, the brainchild of entrepreneur Angelica Nwandu, runs one of the most highly engaged accounts on Instagram: @TheShadeRoom, which has 15.3 million followers (referred to as “Roommates”), generates upwards of 5 billion to 6 billion impressions per month.Now Nwandu’s TSR is diving into original programming, with three shows set to debut exclusively on the Instagram account later in 2019.The series are: “Petty Court,” a court show for guests to air their petty grievances, hosted by Instagram star Landon Romano (1.2 million followers), who will act as judge; “Struggle Chef,” a cooking competition series featuring celebrity guests including Ray J, Joseline Hernandez (VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta”), and Tami Roman (VH1’s “Basketball Wives”); and “F-boy Chronicles,” an investigative show kicking off in New York City about guys known as F-boys (which, according to one Urban Dictionary definition, are “a specific type of male millennial douchebag”). Instagram Influencer Found Dead In Suitcaselast_img read more

New study of crows and parrots highlights different types of intelligence

first_imgThe Multi-Access-Box (MAB). (PhysOrg.com) — In an experiment designed to illustrate the different ways that animals use their own unique type of intelligence to accomplish certain goals, a team of zoologists and biologists from the University of Vienna and Oxford University, led by biologist Dr. Alice Auersperg have shown that New Caledonian crows and a type of green parrot called the kea, are both able to accomplish similar difficult tasks, but go about doing so in very different ways. In a paper published in PLoS ONE, the team describe how when confronted with a box with food inside, both species of birds showed high levels of intelligence in getting at that food, but went about doing so in ways uniquely suited to their physical and behavioral attributes. More information: Auersperg AMI, von Bayern AMP, Gajdon GK, Huber L, Kacelnik A (2011) Flexibility in Problem Solving and Tool Use of Kea and New Caledonian Crows in a Multi Access Box Paradigm. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20231. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020231AbstractParrots and corvids show outstanding innovative and flexible behaviour. In particular, kea and New Caledonian crows are often singled out as being exceptionally sophisticated in physical cognition, so that comparing them in this respect is particularly interesting. However, comparing cognitive mechanisms among species requires consideration of non-cognitive behavioural propensities and morphological characteristics evolved from different ancestry and adapted to fit different ecological niches. We used a novel experimental approach based on a Multi-Access-Box (MAB). Food could be extracted by four different techniques, two of them involving tools. Initially all four options were available to the subjects. Once they reached criterion for mastering one option, this task was blocked, until the subjects became proficient in another solution. The exploratory behaviour differed considerably. Only one (of six) kea and one (of five) NCC mastered all four options, including a first report of innovative stick tool use in kea. The crows were more efficient in using the stick tool, the kea the ball tool. The kea were haptically more explorative than the NCC, discovered two or three solutions within the first ten trials (against a mean of 0.75 discoveries by the crows) and switched more quickly to new solutions when the previous one was blocked. Differences in exploration technique, neophobia and object manipulation are likely to explain differential performance across the set of tasks. Our study further underlines the need to use a diversity of tasks when comparing cognitive traits between members of different species. Extension of a similar method to other taxa could help developing a comparative cognition research program. Citation: New study of crows and parrots highlights different types of intelligence (2011, June 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-crows-parrots-highlights-intelligence.html Play This video shows the complex motor technique used by the male kea Kermit to insert the rod shaped tool into the appropriate opening. Video: PLOS ONE, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020231 In the video that accompanies the paper, it’s easy to see the differences in the bird’s makeup; the crows are careful and appear worried about being seen while working to get at the food, while the keas throw caution to the wind and attack the box with abandon, resorting to using the tools and such only when they find they can’t simply knock the box apart or turn it over. In some respects, it’s sort of like watching the difference between cats and dogs. Cats slowly stalk their prey, sneaking up on it and catching it by surprise, whereas dogs bound in, all engines firing, hoping to outrun or outlast whatever it’s trying to catch. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore furthercenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen But the experiment shows more than that as well; it permanently puts to rest the idea that we human beings exist on some sort of higher plane; in watching the birds work through the puzzle of trying to gain access to the food, you can see them thinking; especially the poor kea, when it finds it must push a small rod through a hole to get it’s reward. It’s beak was never meant for such a task, so, he resorts to using both beak and claws to work the rod until finally figuring out a way to push it through the hole and then to shove it at the food. You can’t help but wonder how some of us human beings would have done under similar circumstances. The box was constructed of clear see-through plastic and had four walls, each of which had a means of allowing access to a bit of food mounted on a pedestal in the center of the box. The first method, and the one that all the birds tested found the easiest, was a string protruding from a wall that was tied to the food; pulling on it resulted in the food being yanked off its platform and rolling downhill and out of the box. The next wall consisted of a hole with a tube leading downhill to the food; pushing a marble through the hole caused it to roll downhill knocking off the food. The next wall consisted of nothing but a hole in the wall, which meant to get the food treat, the birds had to shove a wooden rod through the hole to knock it off its pedestal. And lastly, the fourth wall had a window that could be opened outward by use of a hook, thus allowing access to the inside of the box and the treat. Crows demonstrate their cleverness with tools (w/ Video)last_img read more