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Dembeles agent denies any indiscipline at Barcelona


first_imgWith all the negative press that Ousmane Dembele has been getting these past few days in Barcelona, his agent had to come out and defend him.The situation with French winger Ousmane Dembele in Barcelona has reached an important boiling point, there have been several reports of his complete indifference towards his club’s main cause and it has been proven through his late showings to games and training sessions.Just this Monday, the player got a whole new dig from his France manager and confirmed that Dembele does arrive late regularly but he always has an excuse to justify his actions.This really seems to be getting out of control for the player, who hadn’t gotten any type of defense from anybody in the most recent hours until his agent came out to defend him during an interview for RMC Sports.Moussa Sissoko, the former player who turned agent and now manages the careers of several players from his country, was asked about the situation with Dembele this Monday and his response hinted at a possible health-related problem that the player has been going through lately.The main reaction from Sissoko was to confirm that everything that’s being said about Ousmane is fake news, and he even went further.🔉Moussa Sissoko(Dembele’s agent): The criticism of Ousmane Dembele is overblown””All these criticisms make me laugh. “It had already begun with a so-called delay at the meeting before the Champions League match against Inter. pic.twitter.com/ALITdj3wbL— Blaugrana Nation (@Blaugranarealm) November 12, 2018The young star’s agent said that he has been in direct contact with several members of the club to assess the situation with his player, he revealed that the people at the club are very happy with him and there is no truth to everything that’s being said about the kid.“Ousmane is still working hard in a great club, the manager appreciates him, just like Deschamps does in the French National Team,” said Sissoko during the interview.“I also know that Abidal is very happy with everything he’s doing, he knows that he is training very well.”“All the criticism he is getting has a reason, we all know that he needs to improve on several things, but that is completely normal at his age.”“There is a lot of people who are on his toes, there was a rumor about him coming in late before a match, but the manager already clarified this situation. Now, he is suffering from gastroenteritis.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“Although it’s true that he called the club late for that, he did it because he was very sick. The lad is only 20 years old and he plays for Barcelona, which is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Dembele had a great start of the season.”“People want to create controversy where there is none, but Dembele has the capacity to navigate through anything,” he added.🎙 [RMCSport] | Sissoko (Dembélés agent): “Barcelona is very happy with Ousmane, Valverde appreciates him and Abidal is also happy of how Dembélé is performing and training.” pic.twitter.com/TPujrlo7Bu— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) November 12, 2018As of right now, Ousmane Dembele is part of the France squad for the last international break of 2018 where Les Bleus will play against The Netherlands and Uruguay.Dembele is considered an essential part of the squad that manager Didier Deschamps took to the World Cup final last summer, the Barcelona player wasn’t a prominent part of that squad and his intention is to change the manager’s mind in order to claim his position alongside other great players such as Antoine Griezmann or Kylian Mbappé.There is a massive contrast between the type of indiscipline that the PSG winger is showing, to the one that Dembele has been accused of lately.Having an important level of activity for France during the next couple of weeks, should be a good enough motivation for him to return to Barcelona with the objective of winning back the trust of all his teammates and the manager.The most worrisome part of all this, is that Dembele wasn’t cheap and losing a talent like him would be one of the Catalan club’s biggest mistakes.After all, we are talking about the most expensive player that has ever arrived in Barcelona.Rassemblés à Clairefontaine depuis ce midi, les Bleus ont effectué une séance légère en début de soirée. pic.twitter.com/WI8vWZV6Kr— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) November 12, 2018What do you think Ousmane Dembele should do in order to gain back the trust from his club and country? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more


Community Turns Out For Industry Appreciation Day


first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A large crowd of nearly a thousand people turned out for this weekend’s Industry Appreciation Day on the Kenai Park Strip, on Saturday.  The festivities saw local politicians, community groups representing issues, and numerous industry leaders tending booths. Industry Appreciation Day AwardsOutstanding Individual in Oil and Gas – Mark NecessaryOutstanding Support Business in Oil and Gas – Unocal Retirees AssociationOutstanding Business in Oil and Gas – All American OilfieldOutstanding Individual in Commercial Fishing – Bruce GabrysOutstanding Support in Commercial Fishing – Jeff BergerOutstanding Support in Commercial Fishing – Alaska Marine Safety Education AssociationOutstanding Business in Tourism – Wildman’sOutstanding Individual in Tourism – Cindy ClockOutstanding Support Business in Tourism – Alaska RailroadOutstanding Support Business in Health Care – Central Peninsula Hospital VolunteersOutstanding Individual in Health Care – Dr. Nels Anderson, M.D.Outstanding Business in Health Care – Seldovia Village Tribe Health and WellnessExceptional Service to the Community – Herb SettlerSpirit of Industry Appreciation Day – Bryan ZakDon Gilman Award for Service to the Community – John Torgerson Governor Mike Dunleavy who is touring the Kenai Peninsula gave a brief speech during the event. “The Kenai really likes to celebrate.”The annual event is organized by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and hundreds of volunteers. Individuals in oil and gas, commercial fish, tourism and health care were honored during the annual award ceremony. The awards were presented by Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel,  Micciche, and Representative Ben Carpenter.center_img Senator Peter Micciche: “We are so fortunate to have oil and gas, fishing, health care, and tourism all here thriving on the Kenai. Even with this recent recession, we’ve done fairly well.” Indy App Day 003Industry Appreciation Day is an annual event to showcase local business and community leaders in fields such as fishing, oil and gas, health care, and tourism. The celebration took place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Kenai Park Strip and featured raffles, frozen T-shirt contests, buoy pull races and free food.last_img read more


Time Warner Condé Nast Invest in Ad Tech Co


first_imgOn that front, iSocket also announced that Kevin McCabe, a former ad exchange exec at Microsoft, was joining the company as VP of business development. He’ll be tasked with finding new partners for the firm.According to research collected by eMarketer, programmatic direct advertising currently accounts for more than a quarter of digital display spending in the U.S. It could take as much as a third of the digital ad dollars by next year before leveling off. Time Warner, parent (for now) of Time Inc., and Condé Nast have joined in on in a $5 million round of funding for programmatic ad developer, iSocket, the firm announced Monday.iSocket provides platforms specifically for programmatic direct sales. R&R Venture Partners and Vivo Nevo were also named as investors in the round.”Condé Nast is pleased to support a platform that helps our premium advertising partners seamlessly enter the world of programmatic buying,” says Alanna Gombert, general manager of Condé Nast’s programmatic buying group CatalystDesk, in a statement. iSocket’s CEO, Richard Jalichandra, says the new funds will be used to polish its publisher- and advertiser-facing tools, and to expand partnerships.last_img read more


Amazon Prime Air gets more planes to boost oneday shipping to you


first_img 50 surprising things people are buying on Amazon right now 50 Photos Tags Share your voice 0 Amazon’s drones and robots want to take over your deliveries In April, Amazon said it was spending $800 million this quarter to bolster its shipping infrastructure to support the change. Last month, CEO Jeff Bezos attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Amazon’s new $1.5 billion air transportation hub in Hebron, Kentucky. Amazon has also built out a network of 10,000 truck trailers.Still, this work has come with new challenges for the company. Pilots working for Prime Air have regularly complained about poor pay and lousy working conditions. Also, FedEx this month decided not to renew its Express air shipping contract with Amazon, a move widely seen as a reaction to Amazon expanding its own shipping network. 1:32 Post a comment Before that Amazon Prime shipment gets to you, it’ll probably hitch a ride in a plane like this one. Amazon Amazon on Tuesday said it agreed to lease 15 more Boeing cargo planes from GE Capital Aviation Services, helping the e-commerce titan continue growing its air fleet so it can speed up Prime deliveries.The 15 Boeing 737-800 planes are in addition to the five planes Amazon already agreed to lease from GECAS earlier this year. The company has 42 planes flying today, and by 2021 it will operate 70 planes.Amazon expanded its fleet as part of its expensive effort to transition its Prime two-day shipping program to one day in the US. That work is already resulting in packages arriving earlier at Prime customers’ doorsteps and may help Amazon maintain its competitive edge against rivals like Walmart. Now playing: Watch this: Internet Amazon Prime Amazonlast_img read more


IPL 2019 Virat Kohliled RCB backed to win this years Indian Premier


first_imgRCB’s over-reliance on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hampered their performance in IPL 2018.IANSFormer England captain Michael Vaughan has backed Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).The Challengers have gone to make several changes to their squad during the last auction. The Indian Premier League franchise from Bangalore has never won the domestic T20 tournament since it’s inception in 2008. Michael Vaughan has still backed RCB to go on to win the IPL 2019.”IPL soon … @RCBTweets to win it this year me thinks … Looking forward to working with @cricbuzz again … #India #Mumbai,” tweeted Michael Vaughan.Royal Challengers Bangalore have the squad depth to go on to clinch their first IPL title later this year. They will kick start the new season with a clash against their South Indian rivals Chennai Super Kings in the opener of this season’s IPL on 23 March in Chennai.Meanwhile, KL Rahul has given out the details as to how Virat Kohli received him when he was picked up by RCB in 2016. From the last season, he is representing the Kings XI Punjab.”The day when I went to sign my RCB contract papers is my next great memory. I thought it would just me signing the papers with some manager,” Rahul told Red Bull, as reported by Times Now.”But I remember I walked into the room and there was a full team meeting with the directors; Virat Kohli was also sitting there. I walked into the room like I was the coolest person there but suddenly I saw everyone and thought, “What have I walked into?” The contract is about 20-30 pages so it took me a while to go through it.”After that Virat came to me, put an arm around my shoulder and said, ‘Welcome to the team. We are going to have a blast.’ That was a big moment for me and also the start of my first IPL season so I think of all the cricketers I played with then; Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Zaheer Khan, and everyone else. Just getting to hang out with all of them is what I remember fondly.Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019:Virat Kohli (captainAB de VilliersColin de GrandhommeKulwant KhejroliyaMoeen AliMd. SirajNathan Coulter-NileParthiv PatelNavdeep SainiTim SoutheeUmesh YadavWashington SundarPawan NegiYuzvendra ChahalMarcus StoinisShivam DubePrayas Ray BarmanShimron HetmyerAkshdeep NathHimmat SinghMilind KumarHeinrich KlaasenGurkeerat Singh MannDevdutt Padikkallast_img read more


Milan Kordestani gives this piece of advice to new startup founders


first_imgMilan and Misha KordestaniPR HandoutStartup founders are the risk takers, the ones who aren’t afraid of failure in the pursuit of reaching their dreams. Creating something new needs attention to detail, good knowledge of the subject and determination to make it stand out, apart from various other factors.Independent record label Guin Records made it big with the release of their debut album Uncharted. The album consists of various hip-hop artists and also consists of their individual tracks. The vibe of the album is completely different from others. The label has got the ability to give artists a unique platform on a large scale. This also proves that the founders of Guin records, the Kordestani siblings definitely like to think outside the box.Milan Kordestani (19) and Misha Kordestani (21) of Guin Records are amongst the youngest record label executives in America. Not many people are acquainted with the fact that the origin of Guin Records happened inside Milan Kordestani’s college dorm room. As a young entrepreneur, Milan is excited to create and be a part of growing industries at a young age, bringing new perspectives to the table.Both Milan and Misha are well aware of the history of hip-hop and also with the kind of impact their label works to create. However, their journey as the proud business owners has not been an easy ride. Being young and inside the business comes with its own challenges. However, when it comes to creating a successful label, Milan and Misha have done everything right, bringing in as many experienced industry personnel that they can, to ensure the label’s success.From coming up with the ethos for an independent record label, Milan’s journey to create this label has been a rollercoaster ride. In the initial days, Milan approached various SoundCloud and YouTube rappers and asked them about their interest in being a part of the Uncharted album. While Misha kept advising him on various matters, things started solidifying, and they quickly became the duo they are known as today. Their joint efforts and out of the box approach started turning heads and bringing in interest from industry heads who wanted to collaborate to bring the mission of Guin to life.Since then, the Kordestani siblings have collaborated with many artists creating cultural impacts in their communities. Their major focus has been on creating music that is impactful. Both Milan and Misha are excited about working with influential artists in the future and making Guin Records a large entity.Milan keeps a strong opinion about the impact of technology on music. He believes that as various streaming platforms have given budding artists their own space and sales, their fandom still remains flickering. While the streaming platforms offer quite less to the artists, they help bring their music to a world panorama.With more playlists and streaming platforms, there is a reduction in album sales. This also brings in the uncertainty about what the future of technology will bring for the artists. Milan believes that artists shape our culture and they should be getting the rewards of the hard work they deserve.Milan Kordestani has got a piece of valuable advice for the coming of age entrepreneurs. He believes that one, especially when new to an industry, should never stop asking questions and learning. He states that “Continuing to be a student in all aspects of my life allows me to improve myself and the work I do daily. I think the moment someone thinks they know everything, they enter a state of ignorance, or they become ‘dated’ within their field.”last_img read more


AL govt strangling dissent Khaleda


first_imgKhaleda ZiaBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday said the government’s vindictive attitude towards its political rivals is increasingly becoming dangerous, reports UNB.She alleged that the Awami League wanted to eliminate the existence of the opposition and alternative opinions.”The current regime has created a suffocating situation in the country where no one, including political leaders and activists, feels safe and secure,” the former prime minister said in a statement.The BNP leader issued the statement protesting at the arrest of her advisory council member Taimur Alam Khandaker and Swechchhasebak Dal organising secretary Yasin Ali.Khaleda Zia strongly condemned and protested their arrest.She said the government is using ‘false’ cases as weapons to arrest and harass and suppress the BNP leaders and activists.”Spreading panic among people has now become essential for the government to protect its power by suppressing people’s protest against it. A senior lawyer and political like Taimur Alam Khandaker has been arrested only for this reason,” she observed.The BNP chairperson alleged that the government has also taken a destructive policy to grasp the entire nation and establish its dictatorship.She said the opposition leaders and activists in the country are being deprived of exercising their constitutional rights. “There’s no sign of democracy now in the country while the government has snatched people’s basic and human rights.”Khaleda urged the government to stop the ‘mass arrest’ of BNP leaders and activists across the country.She also demanded the government release Taimur and other arrested BNP leaders and activists after withdrawing the ‘false’ cases filed against them.Earlier in the day, the police arrested Taimur Alam Khandaker outside Narayanganj district court in connection with a violence case.Officer-in-charge of Fatulla police station Md Kamal Uddin said they arrested Taimur around 1:15pm in a case filed for instigating violence during the non-stop blockade of the BNP-led alliance in 2015.last_img read more


UN warns of worsening humanitarian situation in Libya


first_imgUN warns of worsening humanitarian situation in LibyaFierce fighting for control of Libya’s capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a senior UN official has warned.”As long as the situation continues, even if it just stagnates and continues like this, we can expect to see a continuing deterioration,” UN humanitarian coordinator for Libya Maria do Valle Ribeiro told AFP.Strongman Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) launched an offensive against Tripoli, the seat of the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), on 4 April.”When we see the use of air power, the indiscriminate shelling of densely populated areas, it is very difficult to be optimistic,” do Valle Ribeiro, who is also the deputy UN envoy to Libya, said late Sunday.She was speaking after air raids by the LNA on Tripoli on Saturday killed four people and wounded 20 others, according to the GNA.”We continue to call for a respect of civilians, we continue to call for humanitarian pauses and most of all we continue to hope that the situation can return to a more peaceful settlement of the crisis,” she said.The fighting has killed at least 278 people and wounded more than 1,300, according to a toll released Wednesday by the World Health Organization.It has also forced 41,000 people to flee combat areas around Tripoli, do Valle Ribeiro said, while many remain trapped and in need of humanitarian assistance.Migrants at riskAmong the most vulnerable are about 3,500 migrants and refugees held in detention centres near the combat zone who are at “risk”, the UN official said.She said that 800 considered most in danger had been evacuated, after the UN and rights groups said gunmen attacked a detention centre south of Tripoli last week.Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said several migrants and refugees were shot and wounded in the attack.Libya has been mired in chaos since the NATO-backed uprising that deposed and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.People smugglers have taken advantage of the lawlessness, ferrying mostly sub-Saharan Africans from Libyan shores to Europe.According to the International Organization for Migration some 6,000 migrants are held in official detention centres in Libya. Hundreds more are held by armed groups elsewhere in the war-hit country.On Sunday Pope Francis called for “humanitarian corridors” to be opened to evacuate them.The UN official also voiced concern over a breakdown in basic services, including electricity and water supplies, and said more relief funds were needed for Libya.”We appealed for an additional 10.2 million (dollars) which doesn’t cover all that we foresee… but it covers at least the essential response for the first three, four weeks,” she said.During the first week of fighting, she said, “over a million schoolbooks” that were stored in a warehouse of the ministry of education were destroyed when the compound was hit.”Symbolically, it says a lot about the impact of such strife and clashes on not just the immediate survival of people but on the future of Tripoli children.”last_img read more