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‘We are delighted to announce the signing of Sanchez from Arsenal’

first_img‘We are delighted to announce the signing of Sanchez from Arsenal’London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United on Monday confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction.“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” said 29-year-old Chile international forward Sanchez.“I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans.“The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.“I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”Sanchez is expected to be the highest ever paid player in the Premier League, with British media reporting a pre-tax salary of £500,000 ($695,000, 567,000 euros) a week.A natural on the pitch AND in front of the cameras! ? #Alexis7 pic.twitter.com/xRprFt6YAQ— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2018The swap deal that sees Armenia international winger Mkhitaryan, also 29, head to the Emirates following a mixed 18 months at Old Trafford had been expected for several days.Sanchez had joined Arsenal in 2014 for £31.7 million after three years at Barcelona.“Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players,” said United manager Jose Mourinho.“He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige. “I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going to get. He is a player that we will not forget, especially for his contribution to our Europa League victory.”The perfect #MondayMotivation! [email protected]_Sanchez #Alexis7 pic.twitter.com/XV1u2VOHvr— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2018Mkhitaryan joined United for around £30 million in 2016 after three years at Borussia Dortmund.Arsenal also published the news of the swap deal on their website.“I’m very happy that we could finish this deal and I’m very happy to be here,” said Mkhitaryan.“It’s a dream come true because I’ve always dreamed of playing for Arsenal. Now that I’m here, I’ll do my best for this club to create history.”Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger added: “Henrikh is a very complete player. He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he’s very committed as well.“I must say he’s a player who has all the attributes.”We are delighted to announce the signing of @Alexis_Sanchez from Arsenal.Full details: https://t.co/nUitNnNbV9 pic.twitter.com/S3ft22e7Jo— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2018Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Black Northwestern QB leads charge to form college athlete union

first_imgNorthwestern University outgoing senior quarterback Kain Colter makes his way to the beginning of three days of hearings before the National Labor Relations Board Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter testified Tuesday that he was essentially paid to play via his scholarship as the National Labor Relations Board opened a closely watched hearing on a bid to form what would be the first union for college athletes in U.S. history.From a witnesses stand in a federal court building, Colter characterized playing college football as a job and said schools make clear to incoming players that athletics are a higher priority than academics.Colter, a co-founder of the newly formed College Athletes Players Association, said players adhere to grueling schedules, putting in 40- to 50-hour weeks on football during and before the season. During August training, he said, players wake at 8 a.m. and often only finish practice at 10 p.m.“It’s a job, there is no way around it — it’s a job,” said Colter, a 21-year-old senior whose college career is over. Colter was Northwestern’s first Black quarterback since 1993,Asked why Northwestern gave him a scholarship of $75,000 a year, he responded: “To play football. To perform an athletic service.” Later, he said players earn the money, in part, “by sacrificing our bodies.”Whether the players qualify under federal law as employees is the core question for the NLRB to answer. If they are deemed employees, they would have rights to unionize. Whatever ruling the panel makes can be appealed.The Colter-led bid, which is supported by the United Steelworkers, is seen as a test case that could transform the landscape of college athletics. The NCAA and Big Ten Conference, which includes Northwestern, both maintain that college students are not employees whatever their participation might be in athletics.During his opening statement, an attorney representing the university, Alex Barbour, challenged the notion the players are employees. He said academics are at the center of a football player’s college experience.“Academics always trumps athletics at Northwestern,” he said. “Northwestern is not a football factory.”During his testimony, Colter said he abandoned his hopes of entering a pre-med program because of time demands Northwestern makes on football players. He said chemistry was invariably offered at times that conflicted with football practice.“You fulfill the football requirement and, if you can, you fit in academics,” he said. “You have to sacrifice one, But we can’t sacrifice football. … We are brought to the university to play football.”Devoting more time to academics at the expense of his football, he added, could result in the loss of a scholarship. Asked if coaches ever told players to leave practice and go study, Colter said no.Another Northwestern attorney, Anna Wermuth, asked Colter whether playing football was, in itself, part of the education process. Does it help players learn to “critically analyze information?” she asked.“We learn to critically analyze a defense,” said Colter, who ended up studying psychology. Football also taught values, including perseverance, he added.“But that does not mean it helps you earn a psychology degree,” he said. “It makes it harder.”Colter said most of the team’s 85 scholarship players support forming a union, though he has been the only one to step forward publicly with the support of the Steelworkers, the players association and its leader, former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma.Supporters say a union would provide athletes a vehicle to lobby for financial security and improved safety, noting that players are left out of the billions generated through college athletics. They contend scholarships sometimes don’t even cover livings expenses for a full year.University attorneys are expected to call their own witnesses later in the week. A decision by the NLRB could come soon after the testimony concludes.For now, the push is to unionize athletes at private schools, like Northwestern. Public universities, which are subject to different regulations, could follow later.___Follow Michael Tarm at https://twitter.com/mtarmlast_img read more

Progress being made on Prophet River fire

first_imgFire crews are making progress on containing the wild fire near Prophet River. The fire is still just under 2,000 hectares in size, but is now 15 per cent contained.Prince George Fire Centre spokesperson Jill Kelsh said crews are still attacking the fire directly from the west and south sides. Hot spots are being extinguished in that area as well.Helicopters are bucketing as needed and burn off procedures are being considered for the north and east side of the fire.- Advertisement -An evacuation alert for the area including Prophet River is still in effect.last_img

Where Has All The Mobile Malware Gone?

first_imgTags:#security Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Matt Asay Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Remember when everyone used to run Windows? Hardly a week went by when a friend or colleague lobotomized their machine with a virus. Some of this may have been a matter of Microsoft’s architecture, but much of it came down to Windows being a massive, juicy target. Given how much of our computing has moved to mobile, why aren’t we seeing mobile malware overwhelm us?Source: F-Secure, Threat Report H2 2012Mobile malware is out there, after all. Security software vendor ESET predicts “exponential growth of mobile malware” in 2013, coming on the heels of a 17X boom in mobile malware in 2012. Security company F-Secure finds that 79% of this new malware is focused squarely on the market leader, Android.So why haven’t you been hacked?After all, Android now commands over 50% of the global smartphone market, and took a whopping 69.7% of the market in Q4 2012, according to Gartner. Apple dominated the smartphone market for years with nary a scent of malware, perhaps due to its end-to-end control of its devices. Android is apparently getting slammed, according to the security firms, but I’ve yet to meet anyone that has experienced mobile malware, and I bet you haven’t, either. Why?Hacks Vs. MischiefIt’s also possible that you have been attacked, but didn’t recognize it. According to BlueCoat Systems, “Mobile threats are still largely mischiefware – they have not yet broken the device’s security model but are instead more focused on for-pay texting scams or stealing personal information.” This jibes with ESET’s finding that of the types of malware being created, the most common today are SMS Trojans (40%), followed by malware apps that the devices they infect into zombies (32%), and malicious apps that pilfer information from one’s phone (28%). Heavy-duty exploits are still uncommon, but that may change. For desktop exploits, malicious hackers can purchase ready-made exploit kits. These are far less common in the mobile world. Instead hackers increasingly are turning to the web to create device-agnostic attacks, infecting a web server and then directing users via phishing emails to click through to the infected site. When the user visits the site, malware is downloaded to her device. Given that so many companies use third parties to develop and host their mobile applications (e.g., usablenet for some hotel properties), users are not as suspicious as they should be of “mislabeled” sites.Still, this likely hasn’t happened to you. Why?Location, Location, LocationGeography.  If you’re living in North America or Western Europe, you apparently aren’t the target. Yet. According to ESET, China, Russia and Iran have the highest incidence of malware by far. Another hot spot, according to Trend Micro, is Asia-Pacific, where it found a 417% increase in mobile malware apps (25,000) between Q1 and Q2 2012.While mobile security firm BitDefender expects attacks against devices in North America and Europe to increase in 2013, the people infected are largely those visiting the seedier side of the Web, be it porn sites or unofficial app marketplaces. Given how pervasive mobile computing has become, it’s inevitable that hackers will find more sophisticated ways to break through existing security mechanisms. Android isn’t the new Windows. Not yet.Image courtesy of Shutterstock.last_img read more

Coordination and cohesion: Getting to know chinlone

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters PH goal scorer Cubon hurt but will be ready for Indonesia LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A successful routine counts as one point, and the team with the most points after a 10-minute round wins.READ: PH bags silver medal in men’s sepak takrawPassing should be seamless because it’s a race against time. A failed routine would require the ball to be served—which takes precious time.“So it’s important that you communicate very well with you teammates,” said Bobier.“I think we did well considering we only trained for four months,” he added. “Malaysia has been a team for years. But I think we can still improve and raise our level.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ View comments For one, Bobier said the team regularly takes a shower together.READ: Sepak takraw targeting 2 golds FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We are like family. We shower together. Eat together and dress together,” said the 25-year-old Army First Class.Chinlone, a discipline under the sport of sepak takraw, requires six players in a circle performing a routine of kicking a ball made of wicker one after another. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Rhemwil Catana of Philippines. during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Chinlone, the event that broke the Philippines into medal column, requires hand-foot-eye coordination as much as cohesion and team work.Team member Johnjohn Bobier said they may have came up short in skills department — after settling for silver behind gold winner Malaysia — but not in camaraderie.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

10 months agoGattuso: Stats show AC Milan are in crisis

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Gattuso: Stats show AC Milan are in crisisby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso admits they’re in crisis after defeat at home to Fiorentina.Federico Chiesa struck in the second-half for Fiorentina’s 1-0 win.”It’s certainly a difficult moment,” Gattuso told reporters, “but today we were in a state of emergency because of our injuries. I have nothing to reproach the team for. This result is hard to swallow, we weren’t sharp, but we weren’t lucky either.“The statistics say that Milan are in crisis. We’ve been struggling to cause problems for our opponents over the last three weeks. It’s fair to say we’ve not exactly been calm before that either, but we have to find some peace and not seek scapegoats.“The team did everything it possibly could today and we tried to win it, but lost our shape under Fiorentina pressure.” last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari tribute to Zidane after winning CWC

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari tribute to Zidane after winning CWCby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari paid tribute to Zinedine Zidane after winning the Club World Cup final.Real were comfortable 4-1 winners over Al Ain.Solari isn’t long in the job at Real Madrid, but has already put his name to some silverware with what he will hope to be a building block for future success.”The players deserve it and we are happy,” Solari said after the game.”They have come here after a lot of work and a lot of winning and we put a finishing touch to that third consecutive Champions League.”We’re also here thanks to [Zinedine] Zidane.” last_img

a month agoEintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter: Fans crucial against Arsenal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter: Fans crucial against Arsenalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter says the home support will be key against Arsenal tonight.The two clubs meet in their opening Europa League group opener in Frankfurt.Hutter said: “We know what we in Frankfurt are capable of. “The fans are making even more steam internationally than usual. Maybe this mood tickles ten percent more out of the team. Anyway, we expect an incredible atmosphere here again.”He added: “We want to start with a win.” last_img

20 days agoSouthampton director of football Ross Wilson has Rangers offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton director of football Ross Wilson has Rangers offerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton’s director of football operations Ross Wilson has an offer from Rangers.Wilson has been offered the director of football role at Rangers. The Scotsman has held positive talks with the Glasgow club this week and is considering his future at Southampton, says Sky Sports.Wilson has been at the club for five years, overseeing the club’s player recruitment, and he took a central role in the hiring of Ralph Hasenhuttl as manager.The 36-year-old turned down a similar role at Rangers two years ago. last_img

10 days agoRacing Santander keeper Luca Zidane not obsessing over Real Madrid future

first_imgRacing Santander keeper Luca Zidane not obsessing over Real Madrid futureby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRacing Santander goalkeeper Luca Zidane says he’s not obsessing over his future with Real Madrid.Zidane is on a season-long loan with the Segunda Division outfit.”We’ll see what happens in a few years,” Zidane said.”I understand that it’s normal to ask me about Real Madrid, but I’m not there.”I see the team in a good state and although the results haven’t been great in the Champions League I trust the squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img