AC Milan have signed Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia on a three-year deal from Serie A rivals Lazio for an undisclosed fee, the 18-time Italian champions have said.The 31-year-old won four Belgian titles with Anderlecht before moving to Lazio in 2013. He scored four goals in 29 league appearances last season as Lazio finished fifth.”AC Milan are delighted to announce the signing of Lucas Biglia from SS Lazio. The player has penned a three-year contract through to 30 June 2020,” the club said on their website.”The Argentinian is a quality player with a strong tactical sense. Biglia is important on and off the ball, starting the move for the team, with great vision of play and a talented set piece taker.”Milan have finished outside the top five for the last four seasons.
NEW YORK — The video screens of Times Square shining a spotlight down on him, Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs smiled widely for the TV cameras as he described his goals of the last three years: “Trying to become a better interviewee.”The American wrestling star was only sort of joking. After winning his second NCAA title as a senior at Nebraska in 2011, Burroughs soared to the top of the sport, opening his senior-level career with 69 straight victories before his first loss.And that gold medal in London in 2012 made him a spokesman for wrestling.“I’ve kind of been thrust into the spotlight. When I got out of college, I realized I was good and I had something special. But I never would have imagined I’d be the best wrestler the world’s seen in a long time,” Burroughs said matter-of-factly May 21after competing in an exhibition in Times Square.“That’s really tough to be put in that position. I really had to be groomed into this position that I’m in now, and I think I’ve done pretty well.”The U.S. beat Cuba 9-4 on a chilly evening in what has become an annual event at various New York City landmarks to benefit youth wrestling organization Beat the Streets. As a New Jersey native, Burroughs particularly loves the location.Planning for this year’s exhibition started before December’s announcement that the United States and Cuba were moving to restore diplomatic relations.While the countries are used to competing against each other in the sport, wrestlers and coaches on both sides were pleased to get a chance to come together in such a high-profile setting.Burroughs beat Luis Esteban Quintana Martinez by technical fall at 163 pounds to wrap up the. Since his victory in London, he’s gotten married and become a father. His son is 10 months old, and for now the family is making sacrifices as Burroughs prepares for next year’s Rio Olympics.“Once you’ve had that feeling and that emotion captured in that moment of jubilation on top of the podium, you’re going to spend your whole life chasing it again,” he said.David Taylor is chasing Burroughs, facing the daunting challenge of competing in the same weight class for the Americans.He had an impressive win, beating Olympic bronze medalist Livan Lopez Azcuy 18-7. Kyle Snyder, 19, defeated world championships bronze medalist Javier Cortina Lacerra 4-0 at 213 pounds in another notable U.S. victory.(RACHEL COHEN, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shares
Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarter-final of Denmark Open with a brilliant 21-15, 21-17 victory over world No.2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in just 36 minutes in Odense on Thursday.This is only the second victory for Saina over Yamaguchi in eight meetings. Saina had lost to the Japanese the last six times these two faced each other, the last one being a straight games loss in Malaysia Open this year.For Saina, who is ranked just outside the top 10 in the world, it was a huge victory over the second best woman in the world, in terms of ranking.Saina will next face another Japanese in Nozomi Okuhara, who earlier defeated Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand 21-19, 21-18.DANISA DENMARK OPEN 2018 | Badminton WS – R16 – Highlights #badminton #HSBCBWFbadminton pic.twitter.com/39GPf2Cx6JBWF (@bwfmedia) October 18, 2018Saina Nehwal began the match in the worst way possible with a service error and falling four points behind Yamaguchi but got the hang of the sideways drift from there on and fought hard to make it 4-4.Thereafter, Saina kept the shuttle inside the court well while the sideways drift did in Yamaguchi. With both players going for all-court play, Saina went into the break with a slender 11-10 advantage.After the break, Saina came up strong and took four straight points to make it 15-10. After that, she maintained her lead over Yamaguchi, who looked a little tired and struggled to control the drift.Saina brought up five match point opportunities with a strong flat smash and needed just one to pocked the first game 21-15 in just 16 minutes as Yamaguchi sent the shuttle wide again.advertisementThe second began in exactly the same manner as Yamaguchi took the first four points before Saina registered her first. However, Yamaguchi read Saina’s strokes better this time around and took a 7-2 lead.With Yamaguchi threatening to run away with the game, Saina fought back with a good mix of strokes to reduce the gap to 6-9. Saina kept the scoreline close as Yamaguchi went into the break with an 11-8 advantage.During the break, Saina’s soon-to-be-husband and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap advised Saina to keep the shuttle play and move Yamaguchi around the court to get points off her.Yamaguchi began the after-the-break half of the second game with a service error and Saina, then taking Kashyap’s advice, worked around Yamaguchi extremely well all over the court and forced Yamaguchi to make errors and made it 11-11.Saina then played two contrasting strokes in a cross-court drop shot and a down the line smash to take a lead of 13-11. Saina maintained her lead before Yamaguchi levelled it at 16-16.Saina, however, stuck to her strategy, made Yamaguchi work really hard for each stroke and brought up three match points. She set up the match with a tight net shot and then required three smashes to win the match.How to win against Yamaguchi #badminton #HSBCBWFbadminton pic.twitter.com/45KGV7By4hBWF (@bwfmedia) October 18, 2018SAMEER VERMA UPSTAGES JONATAN CHRISTIESameer Verma pulled off a massive victory against Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie of Indonesia to reach the quarter-finals in Odense.World No.23 Sameer took an hour and 10 minutes to upstage world No.13 Christie 23-21, 6-21, 22-20 in the last 16.News Flash: Sameer Verma continues his superb form as he upsets reigning Asian Games champion & World No. 13 Jonatan Christie 23-21, 6-21, 22-20 to storm into QFNext in QF, he would take on winner of match between Lin Dan & Srikanth #DenmarkOpenSuper750 pic.twitter.com/TLG7lDLrA6India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) October 18, 2018This is Sameer’s second victory over Christie in as many meetings. The two last met in Vietnam Open 2015.Sameer and Christie remained neck-and-neck in the first game judging each other and playing each other all over the court.Sameer saved a game point and needed two himself to take the first game 23-21.However, Christie completely outplayed Sameer in the second game — a game where Sameer could win just two consecutive points.Christie forced the match into the decider with utmost ease but Sameer turned up once more in the final game.Sameer put up a much better show in the final game and even though Christie saved three match points, Sameer managed to take the match in his fourth opportunity and entered the quarter-finals.Later in the day, Kidambi Srikanth will take on Chinese legend Lin Dan in another Round of 16 men’s singles match.The winner of this match will take on the in-form Sameer Verma.advertisementASHWINI-SIKKI PULL OFF MASSIVE UPSETAshwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy inflicted a massive upset in the Denmark Open as they beat seventh seed Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of South Korea 18-21, 22-20, 21-18 to advance to the quarter-finals.News Flash: Our baddies are on fire today!Ashwini Ponnappa/ Sikki Reddy upset defending champions & World No. 7 Lee So Hee/ Shin Seung Chan of Korea 18-21, 22-20, 21-18 to storm into Women’s Doubles QF #DenmarkOpenSuper750 pic.twitter.com/2udHVPfa7HIndia_AllSports (@India_AllSports) October 18, 2018Ashwini and Sikki put all their might in the second and third games to notch up a come-from-behind victory against the South Koreans.Ashwini and Sikki are the 27th-ranked women’s doubles pair in the world while Lee and Shin are the world No.7 pair.Ashwini/Sikki fought hard but were edged out in the first game. However, they held their nerves in the second game to close it out at 22-20.Ashwini and Sikki took a little control in the third game and went into the break with an 11-9 lead.The Indian pair managed to keep track and maintained their lead to eventually pocked the match in an hour and one minute.
Lionel Messi ‘Messi still has to win a World Cup’ – Infantino hoping to see Barcelona star in Russia Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 17:49 10/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) EITAN ABRAMOVICH Lionel Messi World Cup Ecuador v Argentina Ecuador Argentina Barcelona WC Qualification South America Primera División Argentina are sweating on their place at next summer’s showpiece, but the FIFA president believes an iconic figure will get another shot at the crown Lionel Messi “still has to win a World Cup” to cement his greatness, but FIFA president Gianni Infantino expects to see him in Russia.The Barcelona superstar helped Argentina to the final in 2010, only to suffer an agonising extra-time defeat to Germany.Argentina 11/1 to win 2018 World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. There have been further international setbacks since then, with Copa America failings leading him to announce his retirement at one stage.Messi was talked back into the fold, but Argentina are now sweating on their place at a 2018 showpiece and know they must secure a positive result against Ecuador on Wednesday to give themselves hope.Success could give an icon on the modern era another shot at the global crown, with Infantino reminding the 30-year-old that he still needs that piece of silverware in order to secure a standing alongside the likes of illustrious countryman Diego Maradona.The FIFA supremo told La Nacion: “Messi is extraordinary.”Messi still has to win a World Cup, we have a lot of great players who did not win the World Cup.”What made Diego so special to football for me is that he made us all fall in love with the game, of course he also won a World Cup.”Maradona inspired Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, with his efforts almost single-handedly hauling his nation to victory.Messi has faced the same level of expectation throughout his career, but has come up narrowly short on an international stage thus far.His achievements at club level have earned him a standing among the greats, but a major prize with his country remains elusive.Argentina’s struggles throughout their 2018 qualification campaign have threatened to leave Messi hanging for a little longer, but Infantino believes that Jorge Sampaoli’s side will drag themselves over the line.He added on Messi’s potential involvement in Russia next summer: “He may be there, we may see him in 2022, it seems that he never gets injured, even if players want to foul him, they can’t get near.”Victory over Ecuador is likely to see Argentina secure at least a play-off spot, while they could push their way into the top four and qualify automatically.A draw will leave Sampaoli’s men checking on results elsewhere, with a complicated situation likely to have Argentina supporters everywhere on the edge of their seats.
The Spaniard’s problem is that Ashley seems content with Premier League survival. “I used to compete for titles and I’d like to be sure we can compete against anyone,” the former Valencia, Liverpool, Internazionale, Chelsea, Napoli and Real Madrid coach said. “I’m not happy when you play against a top side and it’s a draw. When you’re used to winning, you want to keep doing it.“But at the same time, I’m realistic. I understand each club has its own potential and has to decide what they want to do or can do; that’s fine. You can bring in another manager and then maybe he will be happy if they finish 15th. But I would like to compete for something more.” Share on Messenger Read more Rafael Benítez has reminded Mike Ashley of his enduring craving for trophies and suggested the time has come for Newcastle United’s owner to either buy into an ambitious blueprint or bid him farewell.Benítez’s contract expires on 30 June and Newcastle’s manager will not renew it unless Ashley offers him autonomy over recruitment and the transfer budget needed to make the club competitive. “For me, the potential’s here,” said Benítez, whose team travel to Brighton on Saturday. “It’s a massive club, a massive city and the support’s massive.” Rafael Benítez Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Benítez likens Newcastle contract talks with Ashley to Brexit The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Mike Ashley Topics news Share on Pinterest Newcastle United The subtext is that the time has come for Ashley to make his mind up about the scale of his plans for Newcastle. “It’s just so simple to understand,” Benítez said. “I don’t want to push anyone, it’s just to be sure where we are. If we’re clear, we move forward. If we do the right things we can compete and try to be at least close to winning something.“With the potential we have we can compete and we want to compete – or at least I want to compete – we want to be able to go into any game and try to win. I want to try to win trophies but you cannot compete in the cups when you’re at the bottom of the table, have a risk of two or three key players getting injured and don’t have the replacements.” Reuse this content
No. 21 Maryland fell to Temple, 20-17🚨 UPSET 🚨@temple_FB take down Maryland 20-17 pic.twitter.com/zslcNawUdM— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) September 14, 2019The Citadel upset Georgia Tech, 27-24Congratulations to The Citadel! (That’s a first from me on a football Saturday) on upsetting @GeorgiaTechFB in OT!!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 14, 2019Eastern Michigan beat Illinois, 34-31Eastern Michigan beats Illinois, 34-31, who paid them $1 million for today’s game.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 14, 2019Air Force upset Colorado, 30-23Waited 45 years for this!!#LetsFly⚡️| #BoltBrotherhood pic.twitter.com/OEbcmN5zgb— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) September 14, 2019***What upsets are coming later today? ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 4: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow and the Miami Hurricanes on October 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Week 3 of the 2019 college football season is already producing the kind of crazy Saturday that many people were expecting.No top 25 teams are slated to play against each other this weekend, though if history is any indicator, all that means is upsets are coming. The last five weekends to not feature any top 25 vs. top 25 matchups all produced at least two notable upsets.So far this Saturday, history is proving to be a good predictor of what’s to come.We’ve had one top 25 team fall in an upset and another three notable teams going down to underdogs.
zoom The Bergen district court has dismissed the negligence claim against GC Rieber Shipping ASA’s subsidiary, Armada Seismic Invest II AS (Armada), the company said.The claim was filed in June 2012 by Arrow Seismic Invest II Limited, now PGS Geophysical (UK) Limited, seeking approximately EUR 9 million (USD 9.8 million) for alleged negligent behavior when the company took delivery of Hull 533, the Polar Duchess, in October 2011.Under the court decision reached on Wednesday, March 2nd, the claim against Armada has been dismissed, and Armada has been awarded full legal fees in the amount of NOK 3.4 million.However, the decision may be appealed.
MONTREAL – The City of Montreal is moving ahead with plans to strike eugenist Alexis Carrel’s name from its map.The city’s executive committee passed a motion Wednesday allowing city council to vote later this month on new names for a street and park.That follows up on a promise to erase any trace of the Nobel Prize-winning doctor because of his alleged Nazi ties.Chantal Rouleau, mayor of the east-end borough where the street and park are located, told the committee it intends to rename Alexis-Carrel Avenue after Italian Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, known for her work in neurobiology.A park bearing Carrel’s name would be renamed Don-Bosco Park after an Italian saint known for his work with street kids, she added.Quebec municipalities can vote on a name change and submit it to the province’s toponymy commission for approval.Carrel, a French surgeon and biologist, won the Nobel Prize in 1912 for work in vascular suturing and transplants. He became the subject of controversy for supporting eugenics and the Vichy regime, which collaborated with the Nazis during the Second World War.“Alexis Carrel was a French scientist who supported the forced sterilization programs applied by the Nazis against any human being considered ‘racially inferior’ or ‘socially undesirable,’” Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs’ Quebec branch said in a statement lauding Montreal’s move.In April 2016, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre told an executive council meeting that Carrel, who died in 1944, was “at minimum, a Nazi sympathizer.”Since 2002, France has moved to remove Carrel’s name from its toponymy, while the western Quebec town of Gatineau moved in 2015 to remove it from a residential street.Gatineau did likewise for Philipp Lenard, a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1905 but was also an adviser to Adolf Hitler and a known believer of Nazi ideology.In Canada, Carrel’s name most prominently appears in Quebec municipalities.Provincial toponymy records show Montreal-area suburbs Chateauguay and Boisbriand are the last places in the province to carry Alexis-Carrel streets.Despite attempts since 2015 to seek a name change, a CIJA spokesman said neither jurisdiction has been favourable. Quebec Liberal politician David Birnbaum has also called on the municipalities to make the change.The mayor of Chateauguay never replied while Boisbriand said it was not an issue in her municipality, said CIJA spokesman David Ouellette.“We would hope that the City of Montreal’s decision … will incite the cities of Chateauguay and Boisbriand to review their original stance on this,” he said.– Follow @sidhartha_b on Twitter
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A man who admitted he killed three people in southern Alberta by stabbing them hundreds of times has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance at parole for 20 years.Austin Vielle pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday on what was supposed to be the first day of his first-degree murder trial in Lethbridge, Alta.Court heard five knives and a meat cleaver were found at the townhouse in April 2015.An agreed statement of facts said the victims were stabbed a total of 244 times.In handing down the sentence, Justice Rodney Jerke said those facts tell a “difficult, brutal and tragic story.”The judge also told Vielle, who is 24, that his “frenzy of violence” will leave a permanent mark on him.“Your own life has been forever changed,” Jerke told Vielle Tuesday.Vielle was charged after Kyle Devine, 27, Clarissa English, 24, and her 18-year-old brother Dakota were found dead in the townhouse.Laurie English, mother of Clarissa and Dakota English, spoke directly to Vielle as she gave her victim impact statement on Monday.“You have brought complete tragedy to our lives,” she said. “I now know what hate means. I feel no compassion for you at all. You’ve destroyed more than half of my heart and my soul.”Vielle declined to address the court or the families of his victims on Monday, but said in a statement read by his lawyer that he was sorry.“I don’t remember what happened. I’m sorry for bringing this pain on you and your family,” he said.“They were my friends. I wish this didn’t happen. I hope in the future there can be some kind of reconciliation but I know this will be very difficult.”The statement of facts said all three victims were heavily intoxicated at the time.It said Dakota English was stabbed 57 times, Devine had 84 cuts and stab wounds and Clarissa English was stabbed 103 times. Many of the wounds were to the faces, necks and upper bodies of all three.Court heard Vielle was intoxicated when he committed the murders.He was arrested nearly two weeks after the bodies were found. He was described as a friend to all three.Police said at the time that they believed Vielle had spent time with them in the hours prior to their deaths.(Lethbridge News Now, The Canadian Press)
Login/Register With: From Fatale-Station: Macha Limonchik, actress; Stéphane Bourguignon, screenwriter – Credit : Loïc Thébaud From Cardinal: Karine Vanasse, actress – Credit : Loïc Thébaud From Fatale-Station: Macha Limonchik, actress – Credit : Loïc Thébaud From Cardinal: Karine Vanasse, actress; Billy Campell, actor (American) – Credit : Loïc Thébaud From Versailles: Tygh Runyan, actor; Ian Whitehead, Head of Production and Development, Incendo – Credit : Loïc Thébaud MIPCOM 2016Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) invited the talent behind the productions Cardinal, Fatale-Station and Versailles—talent whose expertise and creativity shine on the international scene—to participate in MIPCOM 2016 from October 17 to 20 in Cannes. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: OTTAWA—Comments made by comedian Russell Peters while hosting the Junos on Sunday night are not welcome by Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.Peters, who hosted the music awards ceremony in Ottawa along with musician Bryan Adams, called the minister “hot” before introducing her on stage.He also commented on the number of young women in the audience, suggesting it was a “felony waiting to happen.” Facebook Twitter Joly says Peters’ comments were clearly inappropriate, adding this type of humour does not have a place at the Junos.The minister says she is proud to represent an industry worth $53 billion, noting Canada is the third largest exporter of music in the world.Peters’ “felony” joke raised some eyebrows on social media as soon as it was uttered but it wasn’t the sole bit of controversy in the evening; during an acceptance speech by two members of the Tragically Hip, the show cut them off and went to commercial just as they were starting to mention their bandmate Gord Downie, currently battling terminal brain cancer.
CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway has selected the first woman to head the board of directors of the country’s second-largest railway.Isabelle Courville, 56, has been designated to replace Andrew Reardon at the Calgary-based company’s annual meeting in May, according to a proxy circular.An independent director since 2013, Courville is one of four women on CP’s nine-member board. The former Hydro-Quebec executive is also currently a member of the boards at SNC-Lavalin and Laurentian Bank.She received $303,504 in compensation from CP Rail last year — half to be paid in cash, the rest in share-based awards. As chairman, Reardon received $514,344 in total compensation in 2018.CP Rail CEO Keith Creel received $12.5 million in compensation last year, down from $20.1 million in 2017, the year he was appointed president and CEO.The decrease was mainly the result of a reduction in option-based awards. Companies in this story: (TSX:CP)The Canadian Press
They were later handed over to the Indian Deputy High Commission at Jaffna, Rameswaram Fishermen’s Association representative P Sesuraja said. As many as 51 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were languishing in Sri Lankan prisons, were released today as per a decision taken at a high-level meeting between the two countries earlier this week, the Press Trust of India reported today.While 39 of the fishermen were produced before a court in Jaffna, the remaining 12 were produced before a court in Vavuniya, before being released. During an India-Lanka ministerial-level talk on fishermen held in Colombo earlier this week, it was decided that Sri Lanka will release 51 Indian fishermen, while three of their Lankan counterparts will be freed by India.
Sandvik Mining has expanded its CH800 series of mining cone crushers, launching two technologically advanced models that improve productivity and profitability in the mid-range segment. These are the Sandvik CH860 for high-capacity secondary crushing and the Sandvik CH865 for high-reduction tertiary and pebble applications feature higher crushing forces relative to mantle diameter and a 500 kW motor. The new crushers combine a range of advanced automation features for a more secure and productive process.“We scaled down our larger Sandvik CH890 and Sandvik CH895 mining cone crushers to create two mid-range models that are even more productive, robust and reliable, and feature enhanced environmental, health and safety characteristics,” says Andreas Christoffersson, Product Line Manager for cone crushers at Sandvik Mining. “Depending on the application Sandvik CH860 and Sandvik CH865 outperform competing equipment in the mid-range segment by as much as 30% and deliver a two-fold increase in performance range.”The intelligent systems in the Sandvik CH860 and Sandvik CH865 enable real-time performance optimisation, while smart, compact design solutions reduce dynamic loads and minimise engineering and installation work. The crushers feature fewer moving parts than competing models, according to Christoffersson. Non-welded, bolted liners on the top and bottom shell enable safer, easier maintenance. Both new crushers also feature the company’s ASRi (Automatic Setting Regulation control system) and Hydroset to ensure automatic operation at peak performance around the clock. ASRi constantly monitors pressure, power draw and mainshaft position and automatically adjusts the setting during full load.The Hydroset main shaft support system provides protection from overloads by permitting tramp iron and other uncrushables to pass through the crusher before automatically returning to the original setting. The system automatically compensates for crushing chamber wear to provide consistent product size. “Hydroset enables us to incorporate our unique PLC-controlled electric dump valve for tramp iron protection, which significantly reduces pressure peaks and mechanical stress on the crusher, greatly improving reliability,” Christoffersson says.Close to one year of rigorous testing in a Chinese iron ore mine has produced excellent results according to Sandvik.
Greece’s biggest fast food company is coming to Australia, with Melbourne to become the first city in Australia to house a Goody’s restaurant.The expansion of the Greek Hospitality Group Vivartia in Australia will come into fruition through a local company, Mediterranean Fast Casual Restaurants Ltd, which is led by a well known Greek Australian businessman in the hospitality industry of Victoria, Mr Kostas Tagalakis.Mediterranean Fast Casual Restaurants Ltd managed to secure exclusive rights for the franchise in Australia. The agreement provides for the operation of at least ten Goody’s restaurants in major urban cities of Australia within the next five year period. Goody’s S.A. is Greece’s biggest fast food company. It was founded in 1975 by Ioannis Dionisiadis, Achilleas Folias and Nikolaos Pappas in Thessaloniki.It is the leading fast food restaurant of Greece which had managed to win a substantial market share, outdoing even the international chain McDonald’s. Goody’s is now a subsidiary of Vivartia S.A., which is the leader of the food industry in Greece. In 2001, Delta Holding S.A. became the major stakeholder in the company and in September 2006, Goody’s, along with Delta and a few other companies, started working under the umbrella of a parent company named Vivartia, owned by the Marfin Investment Group. Vivartia currently operates 150 Goody’s restaurants in Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Belarus and FYROM and employs 6,500 people in Greece. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Pas de Wi-Fi gratuit à bord des trains SNCFLe président de la SNCF, Guillaume Pépy, s’est opposé à un accès Wi-Fi gratuit à bord des trains de la compagnie.Trop lourd, trop cher… Guillaume Pépy, le président de la SNCF, a ainsi justifié son refus d’accorder un accès gratuit et illimité aux passagers de ses trains au Wi-Fi par le coût que cela entraînerait pour son entreprise. “On est en période de test commercial, sur Thalys comme sur le TGV Est. Je suis un peu inquiet, car tout le monde veut un accès Wi-Fi, mais tout le monde veut qu’il soit gratuit et illimité. Je ne sais pas si le test va être concluant, mais je le dis franchement, si tout le monde veut du gratuit on ne pourra pas le faire parce que ce sont des dizaines de millions d’euros qu’il faut investir en plus. Si les gens acceptent de payer quelques euros, il y a peut-être un modèle technique et économique. Pour l’instant c’est un peu un point d’interrogation et nous suivons ça de très près. C’est un système assez compliqué qui coûte un million d’euros par rame, donc on ne sait pas le faire gratuitement”, a-t-il ainsi expliqué sur l’antenne de France Culture.Pour rappel, le coût d’accès au Wi-Fi dans le Thalys est de 6,50 euros de l’heure, et de 13 euros pour toute la durée du voyage. Un service gratuit en première classe. Pour le TGV Est, la mise en place d’un tel réseau s’élèverait à 20 millions d’euros.Le 7 juin 2011 à 16:41 • Emmanuel Perrin
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. It’s been 25 years since Kevin McAllister wreaked havoc on the Plaza Hotel in Home Alone 2. And now you can, too.To celebrate its prominent role in the 1992 film, Midtown Manhattan’s famed luxury lodging is offering fans the opportunity to “Live Like Kevin.”Rates start at $895 (only slightly less than the $967 Kevin spent on room service). That includes an interactive photo booth, a paint can with all five Home Alone DVDs (lucky you!), an exclusively themed backpack, and one in-room “over-the-top ice cream sundae, just like Kevin had.”Flash your dad’s Visa card for the ultimate McAllister upgrades*, like express passes to the top of the Empire State Building, access to Wollman Rink in Central Park, a four-hour limo tour, and personal vacation photographer.Live Like Kevin at the Plaza Hotel (via Plaza Hotel)Guests are also invited to dine in the Plaza’s Todd English Food Hall, which will be serving a ’90s-inspired menu with “upscale versions” of childhood favorites SpaghettiOs, Lunchables, Funyuns, Sunny Delight, and more.The Home Alone package will be available to book starting Dec. 1, and runs through Oct. 29, 2018.After accidentally leaving eight-year-old Kevin home alone during Christmas vacation, you’d think the McAllisters would be more vigilant about their children.No such luck: Now 10, Kevin gets separated from his family at the airport and mistakenly boards a flight bound for New York City—not the intended destination of Florida.Uh oh (via 20th Century Fox)The sequel to an American classic, Home Alone 2 stars Macaulay Culkin as cunning Kevin, and sees Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern reprise their roles as the Wet Sticky Bandits.While you’re in town, why not visit some of the movie’s other New York filming locations?Nearby, you’ll find the Grand Army Plaza (where Kevin reunites with Marv and Harry) and Van Cleef and Arpels (the sight of some burglar-slaying scheming). Unfortunately, FAO Schwarz—the IRL Duncan’s Toy Chest—closed its doors in 2015.*Donald Trump cameo not guaranteed
MIAMI (WSVN) – Months after a deadly crash claimed the life of a taxi passenger, police confirmed that the driver at fault had fallen asleep at the wheel.A dump truck rear-ended the taxi in Miami, which killed 66-year-old Pamela Plummer, who was riding in the backseat.Police confirmed on Friday that the driver of the dump truck was asleep at the wheel and was woken up by the collision.The collision happened at the intersection of Northwest Seventh Street and 17th Avenue, on April 8.A man on a scooter and several other vehicles were also hit. Four people suffered serious injuries, including the taxi driver.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating a possible connection between two jewelry store robberies in South Florida.Surveillance video captured a man posing as a customer at the Mayor’s Jewelers at Miami International Mall, Nov. 21.A clerk handed him two diamond rings worth more than $50,000, and then the man took off running with them.Police said it may be the same guy who targeted a Zales at Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation, Nov. 14.If you have any information on these robberies, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.