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first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These Discoveries7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee But the American consortium want nothing less than a 51 per cent share so they can take charge of key decision making. West Ham were listed 18th among the top earning clubs globally in the latest Deloitte rich list. Sullivan is open to investors pumping money in to help with a cash crisis in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This potential deal has nothing to do with American billionaire Tripp Smith who bought around ten percent of the club in 2017. One obstacle potential new purchasers will face is that Sullivan and Gold will be hit with financial penalties if they sell the club in the next three years. But a source told SunSport that ‘every possibility is being explored seriously to buy the club as soon as possible.’ Sullivan and his business partner Gold took over West Ham in 2010 and moved the club to the former Olympic Stadium four years ago – promising a world-class team in a world-class ground. The team only just avoided the drop last season and there is a growing movement among fans calling for the owners to go. Thousands of fans gathered outside the London Stadium last season to protest against the running of the club and black balloons have been released at games to voice frustrations. Even with coronavirus restrictions in place, around 25 staged a demo at the gates of West Ham’s 60,000 seater home last Saturday before the team lost 2-0 to Newcastle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 West Ham are braced for a takeover battle after a £350million offer was made to buy the club. An elusive American consortium approached them last month as the first serious effort begins to wrestle control of the struggling Irons from current owners David Sullivan and David Gold. read also:West Ham boss Moyes eyeing Bournemouth fullback Smith Joint-chairman Sullivan dismissed the bid, but the US-based buyers have vowed not to give up and neither will they be satisfied with a part-share. The mystery financiers are already involved with large scale sports in America and want outright power to reshape West Ham for the future. Sullivan was contacted in the first week of August – not long after West Ham had secured Premier League survival by just five points. The valuation of his club was guided by the £300million buyout going on at the time for rivals Newcastle United. Fifty million pounds was added to the offer for West Ham because it is a London club even though, unlike Newcastle, they do not own their own ground. Sullivan insists he does not want to sell up completely for the time being but is ready to flog a minority stake. The consortium is now considering increasing its offer to buy the club but it is serious about striking a deal. West Ham have attracted buyers before and London stadium sources have questioned the strength of the group’s interest.center_img Loading… last_img read more


first_imgI have to give equal time to our granddaughter who plays fast-pitched softball in the 12 and under league.  We were able to see her play 4 games in the week we were there.  It is amazing how much girls improve from one year to another at this age level.  While watching her play last year, you hoped your pitcher would strike out the opposing batter, because if the ball was hit, it was an adventure as to what might happen.  It was very seldom caught.  Since Audrey pitches, you can imagine me squirm in my seat every time she let go of the ball.This year, the fielders actually fielded the ground balls and their arms are strong enough to throw players out at first base.  Even when the ball is popped up or is hit in the air to the outfield, there is a better than 50/50 chance it will be caught.  One of the 4 games went 5 1/2 innings in the 65-minute time limit that their league allows for a game.  Major leagues don’t even play this quick.I will have to say, Sally & I enjoyed the games and we are looking forward to watching Audrey and her teammates as they improve with another year’s growth.last_img read more


first_img Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup second-round home tie against Walsall, Bowen said: “As far as I’m aware he (Assaidi) is talking with our medical team, but that is all I’m aware of at the moment. “We are hopeful. He is a very good player and coveted by a number of clubs I think, so we would be hopeful of bringing in a player of his quality. “He is a pacey player and a direct player, and a talented young player as well to go with it. “But as far as I’m aware at this moment in time, he is still a Liverpool player, so I will leave it at that.” Assaidi featured eight times for Liverpool in cup competitions last term, with six of those being starts. Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is having a medical with Stoke, Potters assistant boss Mark Bowen has confirmed. It is understood the Staffordshire outfit are hoping to secure the signing of Assaidi on a season-long loan deal. The 25-year-old Morocco international has made four appearances in the Barclays Premier League, all as a substitute, for Liverpool since joining them from Dutch side Heerenveen a year ago. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgPORT Mourant Training Centre (PMTC) and the GuySuCo Training Centre’s Port Mourant branch (GTCPM) emerged victorious in the senior and junior divisions in Berbice Volleyball Association Revival Volleyball Tournament, which was held at the GuySuCo Apprentice Hostel on Sunday last. Four senior and two junior teams batted in the event.After several games, PMTC and the Rollers duked it out in a three-best-in-five senior final.The dominant side triumphed 25-16, 25-17 and 25-16. PMTC’s Tyrone Farley won the MVP award.  Along with the two sides, Black Bush and No. 52 Survivals also competed in the competition.Meanwhile, in the junior battle, GTCPM, were able to defeat the No. 55 Juniors 3-1 in their best-in-five battle.GTCPM won the first games 25-22 and 25-16, before No. 55 battled back to win the third 16-25. In the fourth game, a tense affair, GTCPM won by a 17-15 margin.According to information from the association, the next competition is the Balram Shane Memorial Tournament, which is scheduled for later this month at the Albion Sports Complex.Along with trophies, teams were also presented with equipment donated by the National Sports Commission, compliments of its director Christopher Jones.last_img read more


first_imgWest Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor scored an unbeaten half-century to help her team scored an eight-run win over Deandra Dottin’s in their first warm-up match at the University of Derby on Monday ahead of their T20 series against England, in a week’s timeThe 18 members of the squad were divided into two teams captained by Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin, respectively.Taylor scored 71 from 52 balls. She smashed nine fours in her knock as the team racked up 131 for 6 from their 20 overs. Britney Cooper contributed a useful 24 to the score. Bowling for the opponents, Aaliyah Alleyne used her pace to good effect taking 3 for 35 while Shakera Selman finished with 2 for 15.Needing 132 to win Dottin led her team from the front scoring a brisk 41 from 43 balls but the efforts of Sheneta Grimmond (2 for 16) and Shamilia Taylor (2 for 23), proved good enough for Taylor’s team to eke out a close victory.Head coach Andre Coley was pleased with the performance of the women.“We’ve been here for two weeks doing a combination of various skills sessions in the nets, strength and conditioning and game-planning but today was our first time to get as close to a game scenario with this practice match,” he said.“We split the teams as evenly as possible and some very promising performances came out of that. Both teams were able to bat the full 20-over innings and the players spent time at the crease building partnerships. So, that was good to see and we are happy with how things went. Now it’s just about fine-tuning and building momentum leading into the series next week.”The first match of the five-match Vitality Series is set to bowl off on Monday, September 21 at the Incora County Ground. (Sportsmax)last_img read more


first_imgThe most complicated relationship in “Moonlight” is the one between Chiron and his mother Paula (Naomie Harris). When Chiron is a boy (Alex Hibbert), Paula yells at him with all her might — “Don’t look at me!” Yet, never in this recurring moment are the characters seen in the same frame. Both Chiron and Paula are laid bare by the single shot; it’s as if Paula feels the implications of being framed by herself. She is being judged by her son and by us. In a Jenkins project, to stare is to know. Paula knows her imperfections, and she doesn’t want anyone else to call her out, let alone her son. How can these lonely frames define love as connection? Does connection even matter if we constantly see people by themselves? To answer the positive: Jenkins takes pains, not so much to explore the intricacies of every character, but to argue that knowing another person — or, at least, taking the time to know someone — is crucial.  Really, the fact that Jenkins feels the need to so blatantly tell us, straight up, to pay attention to someone, says less about the characters and more about how we’ve been conditioned as an audience to expect rapid movement in the films we watch — that’s why these portrait shots feel “disruptive” to the plot. Like a novelist taking up a page to detail a landscape with elegant language, Jenkins uses his camera to patiently detail bodies, faces and eyes.  In a Jenkins film, the worst fate anyone can suffer is never sharing the frame, never connecting, left perpetually naked for the audience to judge (see Officer Bell in “Beale Street”). No matter how cruel Paula was to Chiron, he knows, sooner or later, they must connect. They are mother and son. They cannot stand in separate frames forever.  I would never reduce a filmmaker’s work down to one theme (even if that filmmaker has only made three movies), but what I’ve found most impressive about Jenkins’ work is his ability to create a consistent visual language — his movies define love almost solely in visual terms. Pretentious as the cliche may be, I think if filmmaking is defined as “writing with light,” Jenkins is one of the most genuine working filmmakers. If Jenkins’ single shots constantly reinforce the complexity of individual identities, then, quite naturally, it is very thrilling when two such people connect and the director allows us to see it.  Just as we stare and evaluate each face presented to us in these portrait shots, Jenkins’ characters themselves are constantly struggling to evaluate their identities. Chiron, chief among Jenkins’ searchers, is tossed about like ocean waves as almost every person in his life has a say in who he is or who he is supposed to be. The most heart-wrenching shot in “Moonlight” is one of young Chiron alone in a bathtub. He has discovered both Paula and his surrogate father Juan (Mahershala Ali) to be inadequate authorities on the question of identity. Chiron sits in the tub, looking around, looking up as if for Divine revelation; the moment marks his life for worse — he remains convinced he is all alone. Hope for Chiron, Tish, Fonny — and in “Medicine for Melancholy,” Micah and Joanne — comes in romance, a romance with someone who actually comprehends them. Tish and Fonny have known each other since childhood (“bone of bone, flesh of flesh” they call each other, even before marriage). Chiron is drawn to Kevin because he’s the only person with whom Chiron expresses the emotions he keeps hidden from everyone else.  “I had never seen Fonny outside the world in which I moved,” she says. “Perhaps it was only now I was able to see him with me; because, even though he was turned away laughing, he was holding my hand.”  When you’ve established each character as complex and powerful in and of themselves, each film becomes a journey (for the audience and the other characters) to understand another person. Jenkins’ films aren’t always so simple and so joyful as a shot of intertwined hands, though.  At first the camera singles her out, but as she nears the turn of the phrase it cuts to reveal Fonny’s hand firmly wound around hers. Even as the rest of his body is turned away, this is where he wants to be. center_img Jenkins does not humanize characters — he lets them exist as the humans they already are. (“Humanizing” characters is really an absurd thing to commend a director for. Those characters were human before the camera got there. It’s how one interprets that humanity that matters.) In those single shots, characters have no prop, usually only a static background — nothing but themselves. The result is a powerful assertion that the person standing smack in the middle of our screen is worth at least a few seconds of our undivided attention simply because they are human. That moment in “Beale Street” works without Tish’s narration, for the director has already established in this film (as well as his previous work) that true love is about connection. When those of us acquainted with Jenkins’ work think about our experience when watching his movies, doubtless we think of specific shots; of these, Jenkins’ single shot is chief. He does it in “Medicine for Melancholy” (2008), “Moonlight” (2016) and “Beale Street” — a character stands right in front of the camera gazing directly at the lens and, spiritually, at the audience on the other side. The shot is an invitation to stop and consider characters, to get to know them, one at a time. In “Medicine for Melancholy,” we spend a lot of time in Micah’s apartment, listening to the couple share secrets, fears and political concerns. If the highest show of friendship, trust and love in Jenkins’ movies is to welcome someone into your frame, the audience is given the great privilege in all of these films to enter private spaces like this one and fully grasp who these people are.  In Jenkins’ debut film, Joanne is dating a white guy we don’t see during her day with Micah. She fits so well with Micah, though, because he knows who she really is; he even takes her to the Museum of the African Diaspora to awaken her to her historical identity. The lovely Micah knows how to woo her and show her a good time, while the implication is that her boyfriend is aloof to all things romantic.   So if holding hands is that exciting in all Jenkins’ movies, a first kiss, needless to say, means everything.   My favorite moment of any Barry Jenkins movie happens in his junior picture “If Beale Street Could Talk” (2018), about a quarter of the way in. Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) exit a nice restaurant where they’ve just received special treatment from one of Fonny’s old pals, Pedrocito (Diego Luna). The couple step out of the restaurant, but Fonny lingers, probably to land a parting dig at Pedro. As she does throughout the whole film, Tish narrates the moment in a tender tone: Isa Uggetti is a junior writing about film. His column, “All the World’s a Screen,” ran every other Monday. (Arielle Chen | Daily Trojan) Nevertheless, Jenkins implores the audience to understand — Paula’s coarse shouting is constantly replayed for us so that we can relive that moment with Chiron, struggling alongside him to be reconciled with its cruelty. Decades later, the mother and son meet for a final gut-wrenching conversation. Eventually, they are literally pressed together into the frame, Chiron embracing his frail mother, wrapping almost his whole body around her. last_img read more


first_imgThree-star cornerback Davante Davis has decommitted from Syracuse, he said in a statement on his Twitter account, noting that he wants to give other programs a “fair chance” to recruit him. “I will be opening everything back up far as this recruiting process,” Davis said. “I’ve had a nice talk with Coach (George) McDonald also have had a talk with my family and decided to decommit from Syracuse. I have nothing but love for them but I want to enjoy the whole recruiting process.”Davis is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback for Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Fla., according to Scout.com. He committed to SU on May 6 and was the third player in the Orange’s class of 2015.He currently has 16 offers from schools, including Alabama, Florida, Louisville and Ohio State, according to Scout.com. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 29, 2014 at 5:37 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more


first_imgA team of USC students was awarded second place on Wednesday for their entry in the Global Grand Challenges Summit Student Day Competition in Beijing on Sept. 13. Iovine and Young Academy sophomore Matthew Stern and 2015 Viterbi alumni Clayton Brand, Michael Maylahn and Dinesh Seemakurty came second to China for their startup, Stasis Labs.“Stasis Labs offers a connected vitals-monitoring system to equalize the amount of patient information available to doctors around the world,” Maylahn said. “Our vital signs monitoring solution combines custom hardware, a tablet-based patient chart and a web-based patient portal.”Maylahn said this startup will allow for a more accurate picture of a patient’s health, which will make it easier for caregivers to assess possible problems and, if necessary, intervene earlier. The team plans to integrate the system into the Indian healthcare market this fall and, following that, Maylahn said, aims to create global access by using technology to decrease costs and increase availability of medical care.Each team at the Student Day Competition was expected to pitch an idea for a startup that addressed one of four topics: sustainability, security, health or joy of living. A panel of scientists, entrepreneurs and engineers judged the entries.In addition to winning silver in the competition, USC’s team was the top team solving a medical issue.Along with USC’s group, U.S. teams included participants from Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the New York Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Olin College. Student groups from the United Kingdom and China also competed.“The competition was very inspiring,” Maylahn said. “[It was] wonderful to see so many different engineers of our generation working to solve global issues.”GGCS is supported by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Royal Academy of Engineering. According to the NAE, the competition aims to create a generation of problem-solvers and world-changers.In addition to the Student Day, a larger conference took place on Sept. 15 and 16, in which 600 experts and speakers addressed topics related to the outlined categories.Speakers included Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma, cybersecurity expert Marie O’Neill of the Queens University Belfast, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Roderic I. Pettigrew, Minister of the Ministry Environmental Protection Chen Jining and musician Will.i.am. In addition, founder and president of DEKA Research & Development Corp., Dean Kamen, and co-director of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative and director of the Climate and Energy Challenge, Robert Socolow, addressed the summit.last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2017 at 11:44 pm No. 6 Syracuse routed the Binghamton Bearcats (0-2), 16-5, in the Carrier Dome on Saturday night. In the opening 10 minutes, SU overwhelmed the visitors with five goals en route to its third blowout victory of the year, only hours after SU cruised to an 18-6 victory against Canisius (1-2). Here are the best sights from SU’s win over Binghamton. Commentslast_img


first_imgRockwell College eased past Glenstal Abbey in the Munster Schools Senior Cup semi final yesterday.The game at Thomond Park saw Rockwell run out winners on a scoreline of 22 points to 3 to end Glenstal’s hopes of reaching a first final in 45 years. The Limerick school had beaten defending champions Crescent College in the previous round. Rockwell will now face Ardscoil Ris in the final at Thomond Park on St Patrick’s Day. Meanwhile Cistercian College Roscrea are facing into a replay in their Leinster Senior Schools Cup semi-final against Newbridge College. They came from 8 – 0 down after 16 minutes to draw the game 8 – all thanks to a try from Keith Kavanagh and a penalty from Tim Foley.The replay has been set for Monday next in Donnybrooklast_img