Heynckes says Bayern played best match for years

first_img0Shares0000Jupp Heynckes’ final European match in charge saw Bayern Munich fall just short © AFP / Christof STACHEMADRID, Spain, May 2 – Coach Jupp Heynckes said Bayern Munich played their best match for years but were undone by a mistake from goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to allow Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final.“We are very disappointed,” Heynckes said. “My team played an outstanding game. I haven’t seen Bayern play as well as that for years. “At this high level you can’t make the sort of mistakes we made after half-time.”The unfortunate Ulreich gifted Karim Benzema his second goal of the match one minute after the break at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, completely misjudging a back-pass from Corentin Tolisso to allow the French striker to slot the ball into an empty net.James Rodriguez equalised for Bayern in the 63rd minute, setting up a desperate last half-hour in which the Germans pinned Real back but despite a handful of chances failed to score the goal that would have given them an away-goals victory on aggregate.Real won 4-3 over the two legs and will play either Roma or Liverpool in the final in Kiev on May 26.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Why Informa Is Putting Events at the Center of Its Media Brands

first_img Any internal overlap is being absorbed though. No staff changes will come as a result, she says. That edge on the digital side matters though, Granato says, as does its general positioning in the marketplace. To an extent, the move also shows just how much faith Informa is putting on digital and events, compared to print. Informa is taking a big step in that direction though, merging Food Product Design into Natural Products Insider in an attempt to put forward a more unified voice to its audience, and one more closely aligned with its main trade show, SupplySide West. The event drew about 13,000 attendees and generated 1,700 booth sales in 2014. “For some time, we’ve been assessing how to best serve our audience with comprehensive content across the supplement, food and beverage industries in a media platform the way we do at our in-person event, SupplySide West,” says Heather Granato, vice president of content for Informa’s health and nutrition network. As with any merger, there will be overlap of readers and clients, though Granato is confident “a majority” of Food Product Design advertisers will migrate to the new product lineup as it ceases publication. Even as events become more central revenue pillars for a lot of B2B brands, few publishers are reorganizing their media products around them. According to brand media kits, Natural Products Insider only has about 3,000 more site registrants than Food Product Design (22,000 versus 19,000); meanwhile, it’s print circulation is just a third the size (12,000 versus 32,000). “While the print circulation numbers are larger on FPD, we have really been transitioning our strategy from strictly print to digital-focused,” she says. “Insider has served as the leading media brand to the nutritional ingredients marketplace for nearly 20 years, and has been more directly aligned with SupplySide West, the major event for that space. While Food Product Design has a storied history, the perception—even from the name—remains that it is very food-centric; Insider has a naturally broader platform to integrate even more food and beverage coverage than it has been doing, just as we have done with our SupplySide event.”last_img read more

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ECommerce Firm to Add 500 Jobs at Brunswick Landing

first_imgBrunswick Landing has attracted its largest tenant to date, Wayfair, a Boston-based online home furnishing store that plans to hire up to 500 full-time sales and customer service employees at the reuse project at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick in Maine.The e-commerce powerhouse plans to move into the base’s former Navy Exchange building in June and conduct primarily business-to-business sales and service there, reported the Times Record. Wayfair signed a lease last month with a local developer that is purchasing the building from the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA).Wayfair recorded $1.3 billion in revenue and experienced 44 percent year-over-year growth in 2014.The addition of Wayfair will increase the number of jobs at Brunswick Landing from 850 to 1,300, according to Steve Levesque, MRRA’s executive director. He said the e-commerce firm fits the profile of one of the reuse project’s target industries, information and technology services. MRRA had hoped to land a large back office operation in the Navy Exchange building.“So, it’s kind of a perfect fit,” Levesque said, adding that high-paying jobs are a plus. “It’s big. It certainly complements what we’re trying to do.”Wayfair also will be moving into a former L.L. Bean call center in Bangor and hire 450 customer support workers there. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Law minister to fight if any journo implicated in digital law

first_imgLaw minister Anisul Huq. Prothom Alo File PhotoLaw minister Anisul Huq has said journalistic pursuit will not be considered as spying, even under the provision of the just-proposed digital security law.In a ‘Meet the press’ programme on Tuesday, he insisted that the job of the journalists is “to collect information for publishing reports, but not hand them over to the enemies of government or foreign countries”.However, Anisul Huq, a lawyer by profession, told the newsmen that he himself would fight free of cost for journalists if any of them is implicated under the said law for publishing objective reports.The law is widely criticised by various groups including journalists, at home and abroad, who argued that it will further curtail freedom of expression in the country.Anisul Huq expressed his views that section 32 of the draft act, which is complementary to another controversial law on ICT, will not act as any obstacle to practice of journalism.The minister spoke in detail of various aspects of the proposed law and addressed queries from journalists at the programme, organised by Law Reporters’ Forum at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU).The cabinet, on 30 January, approved the draft Digital Security Act, 2018.It has kept provision for 14 years of imprisonment and section 32 of it says if any person captures, preserves or sends any sensitive or secret information of any government, semi-government, autonomous and statutory body through any kind of digital device, computer, computer network, and/or digital network, then it will be an offence of digital spying.last_img read more

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Overseer Leah White Celebrates 25 Years in Ministry

first_imgBy Joi Thomas, Special to the AFROMarch is Women’s History Month. What a fitting month for Overseer Leah White to celebrate 25 years of pastoring Greater Faith Baptist Church of Baltimore. A wonderful celebration banquet has been planned to commemorate this milestone on Friday March 29th, 7 p.m. at Pavilion, in Randallstown.Pastoring a church is no easy feat. Overseer White’s faith has helped her navigate pastoral waters. “My guiding principle for the past 25 years has been to be a model of faith, love and integrity,” said White. “My pastoral journey has been marked with trials and triumphs, which are all a part of the process that God uses to make us who we are to become, and I’m still being formed in the image of Christ,” she added. “I realize that the trying of my faith is a necessity in the growth process. Faith that can’t be tried can’t be trusted.”Overseer White grew up watching her mother, the late Rev. Dr. Mary Antoinette Phillips minister across the city. Being a female minister called to pastor a church in 1994 was monumental. Overseer White knew that the church had made a courageous move. “I salute the Remnant Baptist Church (Now Greater Faith Baptist Church) for having the courage to go against the tide and call me, realizing the controversy it would cause.”Under Overseer White’s leadership, Greater Faith Baptist Church has grown by leaps and bounds. One of Overseer White’s proudest moments as Pastor was moving into their new church building. “I felt 10 feet tall when we marched into our current home. We had been a storefront that was so small that we had to go out of the building and come in the back to march around the offering,” said White. “So, purchasing a 300 seat sanctuary ws na enormous feat. That day I said, See what the Lord has done with a people of greater faith, thus the changing of our name from Remnant Baptist, to Greater Faith Baptist.”Greater Faith continues to be a positive force in the community. “For the past ten years, we have provided a weekly food pantry, servicing the homeless, the community and our congregants. In the past, we have also served many senior citizen complexes and as well as shelters,” White said. “Also, each week, we provide ministry to the Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School through Child Evangelism Fellowship, and for more than a decade, provided mentoring for young girls SWIM (Sister WithIn Me), in addition to ongoing mission outreach events and projects, just to name a few.”Overseer White is also actively involved in ministry outside of Greater Faith. She is the founder and leader of Sisters In Ministry, Inc., on the executive committee of the Ministers Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity, Director of Women’s Ministry of the Ministers’ Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity.Greater Faith Baptist Church welcomes everyone to help them celebrate their pastor on Friday March 29th at her 25th Pastoral Anniversary banquet. Bishop Walter Thomas will be the guest speaker. For ticket information, go to www.gfbcbaltimore.org or call the church (410) 889-1700 Sunday services are held every week at 10:45 a.m. Greater Faith is located at 3000 Huntingdon Avenue in Baltimore.last_img read more

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State to urge Centre to reconsider introduction of new rules for DTH

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government will request the Centre to reconsider introduction of new rules for DTH and cable operators by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that is set come into effect from February 1.The state government is apprehensive about the step and believes that the move will not only hit the cable operators but also the consumers in the state. “The Centre has come up with this new TRAI directive that will cause inconvenience to both the consumers and the cable operators. The cable operators have been asked to hold meetings among themselves and arrive at a consensus. Accordingly, we will take up the issue with the Centre,” state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim said after holding a meeting with the cable operators at the Writers’ Buildings on Monday. Hakim was accompanied by Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHakim alleged that the Centre’s move will lead to monopolisation wherein the common people will suffer. “We can’t allow our cable operators and consumers to suffer,” he maintained. It may be mentioned that the TRAI had said the new DTH rules will bring down the cable television bill from its existing rate. The initial deadline for migration was December 29, 2018, which was revised to January 31, 2019. With the new rules in place, the consumers will have to pay only for the channels they want to watch. “Unlike the TRAI’s predictions, the new DTH rules will compel consumers to cough up more for watching cable TV. It may happen that a consumer who currently views 150 channels would be able to view only four to five at the same amount later,” said Suresh Sethia, director of SITI Cable, which has over 40 percent market share in cable TV viewing in the city.last_img read more

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SelfHealing Phones Try Roads That Fix Themselves

first_imgSeptember 16, 2014 Poor road conditions are the bane of drivers. In the U.S., 14 percent of the major roads and highways are in poor condition, according to national transportation research group TRIP. And driving on those cracked, pothole-riddled roads costs drivers a pretty penny: $94 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs (about $444 per motorist).Repairing roadways is neither fast or inexpensive. So wouldn’t it be great if, instead of regular asphalt, roads could be made from some compound that can automatically fix and fill in those pesky cracks and holes? Think of LG’s G Flex smartphone with the “self-healing” backside, just on a much larger scale.One Dutch civil engineer thinks he has the answer. Erik Schlangen, from Delft University in the Netherlands, has developed a stronger type of asphalt that, he says, can “heal” itself when heat is applied.Related: Want to Run Faster? This Old-School Concept Might Hold the Answer.Schlangen mixed basic asphalt with strands of steel wool. He discovered that the mixture essentially heals itself of imperfections when subjected to microwave heat (when hot, the steel melts and mixes up the sticky bitumen in the asphalt, leaving a smoother surface as it cools). Watch Schlangen’s TED talk during which he demonstrates the new asphalt concoction:Related: Engineers Are Developing Tech That Could Make Airplanes More HumanBut as expensive as traditional road repair can be, heating up roadways with giant microwaves doesn’t sound very practical either. Schlangen, however, has developed a special vehicle that can heat up the road surface by passing induction coils over it. He says roads made of his steel wool-infused asphalt would require heating approximately every four years to fix and prevent potholes. Dutch officials have apparently backed Schlangen’s project and estimate that roads like these could save the country as much as $116.5 million annually.Anything that keeps my wheels on level ground and saves me money at the same time sounds like a worthwhile innovation to me. Related: A Panic Button and No Steering Wheel: A Look at Google’s First Self-Driving Car This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min readcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Clients can save up to 1000 with ACVs Top Picks EBB

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Air Canada Vacations Clients can save up to $1,000 with ACV’s Top Picks EBB Sharecenter_img MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations’ new Top Picks brochure, highlighting top-selling resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, comes with an early booking bonus worth up to $1,000 per family.The promotion runs through June 30 and includes value-adds like ACV’s new CareFree Plan, offering free seat selection, year-round Price Drop Guarantee, StormGuard protection and a $50 waiver on administration change fees. ACV pegs the value of the CareFree Plan at about $339 in savings. For a limited-time CareFree costs $49 per person, plus it’s commissionable at 5%.With ACV’s Price Drop Guarantee clients get up to $800 cash back per couple if the price of a package drops after booking. The Price Drop Guarantee offer ends Oct. 31 and is applicable to Groups.With the ACV&ME loyalty program, travel agents who book hotels, cruises and groups will receive 600 points per room for packages of 7+ nights; 400 points per room for packages of 3-6 nights; 600 points per stateroom for Air & Cruise packages; and 300 points per passenger for Group bookings. ACV&ME Points can be redeemed for Aeroplan Miles, travel vouchers or Visa gift cards. Travelweek Group Wednesday, June 14, 2017 last_img read more

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TravelBrands awards Markhambased agent 1000000 Loyalty Rewards points

first_img Travelweek Group MISSISSAUGA — A Markham, Ontario-based travel agent has been named the grand prize winner of TravelBrands’ nine-month-long contest.Cindy Li of One’s Travel has won 1,000,000 Loyalty Rewards points after participating in the contest, which ran between April and December 2017. For every online booking made through Access during this period, Canadian travel agents were automatically entered for a chance to win the grand prize and subsidiary prizes.“We were blown away from the participation in this giveaway. From the staggering number of entries to the positive feedback we’ve heard about Access, it is safe to say this contest was a success,” said Frank DeMarinis, President & CEO, TravelBrands. “Our goal was to showcase all that Access has to offer and help agents work smarter, not harder. Now it is many agents’ go-to platform and we can’t wait for all that 2018 has to bring for Access.”TravelBrands’ Loyalty Rewards program allows agents to collect points and redeem them for a multitude of rewards, including merchandise, travel, gift cards and the chance to donate to multiple foundations and charities. The value of 1 million Loyalty Rewards points is equivalent to $10,000.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyLi plans on using her points for travel and hopes for the opportunity to experience new cruise ship offerings.“I was so shocked and excited when TravelBrands surprised me with this news,” said Li. “I am multi-tasking all of the time on Access. With so many different product offerings, I am able to get what I need and have it all there at once. I find it very useful for searching last-minute deals as well. Thank you TravelBrands!”The news follows a similar announcement from TravelBrands earlier this week of Edmonton-based agent Deanna Webster of Sell Off Vacations winning 100,000 Loyalty Rewards points.Agents can visit travelbrandsaccess.com to learn more. Share Tags: TravelBrands Thursday, January 18, 2018 center_img TravelBrands awards Markham-based agent 1,000,000 Loyalty Rewards points Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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