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Exclusive – Berg: Arsenal target ‘nowhere near the finished article’Exclusive – Berg: Arsenal target ‘nowhere near the finished article’

first_imgLegia Warsaw manager Henning Berg has warned Arsenal that Krystian Bielik is “nowhere near the finished article”, amid the Gunners pending capture of the 17-year-old.Arsene Wengers side agreed a £3 million fee for the midfielder on Wednesday, but Berg does not expect him to make an immediate impact in the Premier League, should the transfer be completed.“Being 17 this month he is nowhere near the finished article yet,” Berg told talkSPORT. “He has a lot of things to learn and to improve and I really do hope that Arsenal, if they sign him then they really look after him, coach him and make sure he gets the best out of his potential.“He can handle himself on the pitch. For his age he is a physical player but he has good skills and ball control.“You don’t see too many kids his age that have come as far as he has at his age so he’s got a good chance. But you’ve got to give him time because to play for Arsenal in the Premier League is a big, big step up.”The former Blackburn boss claimed the player dubbed as the “new Viera” will need to be given time to adjust to the demands of English football, adding it is too early to expect him to perform at the highest level.“It will be very difficult for him, to come in and play regularly for Arsenal within the next six months,” Berg added.“He needs time to settle, adjust and develop and if he gets to train with the first team then fantastic, but to get Premier League matches will be a little bit too early for him.”And Berg admitted he understands why Bielik would want to join Arsenal, but believes remaining at the Polish champions would have been more beneficial for his development.“He was in the perfect place for him at Legia Warsaw,” the former Manchester United defender said. “He had good players around him with lots of match practice at a good level, the right level for him.“He has only been with the first team for six months so would have continued to develop here and got better and better. I was hoping he would stay but I can understand why he wants to go.”last_img read more

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Protesters say Wal-Mart springing surprisesProtesters say Wal-Mart springing surprises

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSEMEAD – Residents protested Saturday at the site of a Wal-Mart Supercenter being built in Rosemead, saying the store would cause traffic congestion and endanger students at nearby schools. The Wal-Mart store has been approved by city officials and is under construction. But protesters said they are upset at reports the company is seeking to stay open 24 hours and sell alcohol, said Ron Vrooman, president of United Democrats of San Gabriel Valley and an opponent of the store. About 50 to 200 protesters showed up, according to various accounts. Wal-Mart officials held a counterprotest with about 10people. Deputies were dispatched to the scene, but the demonstration was peaceful and there were no arrests, said Sgt. D. Wyche of the sheriff’s Temple Station. Kenneth Petersen, a regional market manager for Wal-Mart, said an independent survey of Rosemead residents showed 61percent support having a so-called Supercenter in their community. Bob Bruesch, a Garvey school board member and former mayor of Rosemead who was part of Wal-Mart’s initial approval process, said he has changed his mind about the store. He said the school board is suing city officials and demanding a new environmental impact report for the store. “The Wal-Mart we approved four years ago was completely different than this,” he said. “The one we approved would have been less than two-thirds the size of this one. We approved 16 to 18 hours of operation. This is 24 hours operation.” Petersen said he did not know why the residents thought the store would be open 24 hours. A Wal-Mart spokesperson said hours for the Rosemead store, which is due to open this summer, will be 8a.m. to 10p.m. Bruesch said there were three schools within a block of the new store and that school officials are worried that too much traffic could endanger children. “We can’t sue Wal-Mart because the city has the official duty to file the EIR,” he said. “We cannot stop the Wal-Mart project. We just want to meet and confer to discuss the safety of our kids. So, we’re in court trying to get them to comply.” Bruesch said some parents want Wal-Mart to build a retaining wall between the store and a school, put in an extra stoplight and finance additional police patrols for when the children are leaving school. Wal-Mart said in a statement that it had already agreed to pay for a crossing guard during school hours and a traffic light. – City News Servicelast_img read more

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RTE’S SUNDAY MISCELLANY COMES ALL THE WAY FROM…….DONEGALRTE’S SUNDAY MISCELLANY COMES ALL THE WAY FROM…….DONEGAL

first_imgSunday morning radio will bring the mix of voices and music recorded for RTE’s Sunday Miscellany all the way from the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon.Listeners are in for a miscellany of topics from Rory Gallagher and Patrick MacGill through to “No Pension Plan Blues” all blended with some of the best of Donegal musicians.The event that was recorded during the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival will now be broadcast on Sunday Oct. 25th and Nov. 1st at 9:10 – 10:00 am RTE Radio 1 and available on Radio Player and podcast at http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/Previous recordings from the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival have proven so popular that Aoife Nic Cormaic, the show’s new producer, accepted an invitation to return from Traolach O’Fionnain, Donegal Arts Officer and Denise Blake, Literary Curator for the festival. Recent figures for Sunday Miscellany were over 221,000 listeners which shows the unique opportunity it is for the recordings to be made in County Donegal. Sponsorship by The Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa, Rossnowlagh added to this wonderful Donegal showcase.The writers for the event were : Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Dave McHugh, Colette Ní Ghallchóir, Denise Blake , Frank Galligan, Little John Nee, Joe Brennan, Olive Travers, Mary O’Donnell and Martin McGinleyMusic was performed by : Any Gillen, Seamie O’Dowd, Aidan O’Donnell & Danny Meehan, The Henry Girls and Little John Nee with all recorded by Jimmy Breslin, sound engineer.For over four decades RTÉ Radio’s Sunday Miscellany has been at the heart of Sunday morning. This entertaining radio experience captures our ever-shifting moods, our obsessions and distractions, our dreams and fears and the intimate details of our lives. Its distinctive mix of brand new short essays and poetry presented on air by their authors and interspersed with music. Tune into RTE Radio one or listen back on Radio Player to hear the terrific selection of writers and musicians hosted by the programmes’s producer and editor, Afric Nic Cormaic.RTE’S SUNDAY MISCELLANY COMES ALL THE WAY FROM…….DONEGAL was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:radioRTESunday Miscellanylast_img read more

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Women’s Golf Concludes Action at Cardinal ClassicWomen’s Golf Concludes Action at Cardinal Classic

first_imgStory Links Results YORKTOWN, Ind. – The Drake University women’s golf team finished in 13th-place out of 16 teams at the Cardinal Classic on Tuesday. The Bulldogs recorded a 310 on the final day for a total team score of 934 (310-314-310).center_img Sophomore Grace Dunn fired a 76 for the lowest round of the day for the Bulldogs and finished tied for 19th-place with a total score of 226 (76-74-76). Junior Madison Glennie and freshmen Aimee Gerschke and Sigurlaug Jonsdottir each shot a 78 on the final day. Glennied finished the 54-hole event with a total score of 233 (76-79-76) while Gerschke recorded a 236 (78-80-78). After having a scoring issue on the first day, Jonsdottir tallied a 36-hole total of 159 (81-78), followed by junior Brooke Miller with a score of 164 (80-84). The Bulldogs head to Tulsa, Okla. on Sept. 26 for the Bob Hurley Shootout. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Residents of Letterkenny’s Long Lane fight back with successful meetingResidents of Letterkenny’s Long Lane fight back with successful meeting

first_imgMore than 60 people have attended a meeting to tackle anti-social behaviour and other issues at Letterkenny’s Long Lane.The meeting, which was held in the Doorway Project, also discussed the issue of derelict houses and the neglected green/play areas.Local county councillors Michael McBride and Manus Kelly attended a follow-up meeting and gave residents assurances of their support. Local community activist Finn O’Donnell said the meeting was very successful.He said “I wanted to hold the meeting so all residents on Long Lane can get to know each other and I wanted to begin to bring back a sense of community to Long Lane. I think we are beginning to do that. I got to know many residents at the first meeting and we learnt a lot.”The residents have agreed that a Long Lane residents committee will be set up and that they will be seeking funding and will be raising money to improve the area.One resident said “We have done a lot of groundwork in the past few weeks and that’s the most important part of it all. We have all seen a reduction in anti-social behaviour, we have seen repairs done on derelict houses and other houses secured to deter anti-social behaviour, we have been involved in a community clean-up recently in Manorview and we are continuing to seek other avenues and encouraging more people to get involved to change things for the better around here.” Mr O’Donnell also added “We know full well that progress seems slow if looking at it from the outside and that’s understandable. Once we get a committee up and running and more people get involved, things will speed up. The progress we have seen so far is a good thing and a sign of more good things to come.”The Long Lane residents plan on developing green/play areas, pressuring the council to improve the derelict houses and have cameras in place to deter anti social behaviour.There is another meeting taking place on June 5th, 7:00pm at Letterkenny Community Centre for all residents in Letterkenny with similar concerns. The meeting is also set up to encourage young people to come and voice what they would want done in their community and to include them in making change to Long Lane.Residents of Letterkenny’s Long Lane fight back with successful meeting was last modified: May 30th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cartoon: Dressed for SuccessCartoon: Dressed for Success

first_imgThink of this post as a mashup of two of my favorite social media books: Naked Conversations meets Tactical Transparency.And in the interest of transparency, I should disclose that I thought about slipping my Amazon affiliate code into those links, but decided not to.As well, I should disclose that I’m surprised to discover I can become a tad embarrassed about drawing someone clad only in the clothes they were born in. And that I cartoon partly because of a neurotic need for attention. And that I dismissed two other ideas before drawing this one because they weren’t quite social media-y enough, and a third because I suspect Gahan Wilson drew it a few decades ago.I submit all of this in support of a theory of mine: that the future of corporate communications lies in boring audiences into submission through sheer information overload. Radical transparency and tactical transparency, you’ve met your match: tedious transparency.Feel free to try it out in the comments below. Related Posts rob cottingham 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Cartoons#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App More Noise to Signal. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Budget Buys: Light Wands for Video ProductionBudget Buys: Light Wands for Video Production

first_imgNeewer Bestlight 516 ($167)The Neewer Bestlight 516 features an LED array that offers true daylight color and is rated for over 50,000 hours of use. The color temperature is adjustable from 3200K to 5500K. The light wand is virtually heat free and includes a built-in dimmer. It can be plugged in or used with a battery, and the handle features a tripod mount.Specifications:LED Quantity: 516 LEDsColor tempreture: 3200K/5500KPower supply: built-in battery / DC / ACVoltage: 120-230V AC /DC 12VIlluminance: 3612 lux/mSize: 2.2″/5.5cm (Diameter) x 21.8″/55.4cm (Length)Battery Capacity: 7.4v/5200HACharging time: 4-8 HHere’s a quick comparison from Jamie Solorio of the Neewer Bestlight vs. the Ice Light. Light wands are an excellent, easy-to-use light source on set. Here are some cheap alternatives to the expensive brands.Top image via Jamie SolorioWe’ve covered some DIY lighting alternatives in the past, and with this post we’re going to take a look at light wands, which are a great multi-purpose light for those constantly traveling.You’d be hard-pressed to find a tool as versatile as a light wand. You can use them on a stand or go handheld. They are fantastic for lighting hard to reach places. You can easily throw one behind a chair for backlighting, lay them on the floor for some cool up-lights, or light an actor from countless angles.High-end light wands pack a lot of punch in a small tube, but a new Ice Light will cost you $500. Let’s look at a few light wands that will help you light a scene without hurting your budget.Yongnuo Light Wand YN360 ($62)Yongnuo claims that this upcoming light wand will be the industry’s first LED video light to use RGB SMD lamps and LED lamp beads. The 40 RGB lamps with obviously offer red, green, and blue hues. The LED beads will allow you to adjust the light’s temperature from 3200K to 5500K.The wand can be controlled via an app, which will offer color presets and manual controls. You will also be able to dim the light accurately. The wand’s handle will include a tripod mount, allowing you to quickly throw the light on a stand.Yongnuo told PetaPixel that the “YN360 light wand is set to launch in or around March 2016, and the price tag will be around $62.”DIY Light Wand from Dean Pearson ($25, roughly)Images via Dean PearsonOver on Shane’s Inner Circle, cinematographer Dean Pearson shared these steps to building a DIY LED batten light/lightsaber. He purchased a Tingkam RGB LED strip light kit for $18. He then wrapped the strip light around a PVC pipe and connected the controller box. The light wand can be plugged into a socket or powered by battery. Images via Dean PearsonHere are his directions:This was really simple to make. All you need are the LED lights, a drill, and 40mm diameter PVC pipe.Wrap the LEDs around the PVC pipeDrill a hole large enough to put the two cables from the controller thru.Cram the controller box into the PVC pipe.Done Vivitar VL-8500 ($169)The Vivitar VL-8500 has many features similar to the previous light wands, including the built-in tripod mount. However, the infrared remote control can be used as an infrared wireless shutter release for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Pentax cameras.Specifications:10 adjustable brightness levelsColor temperature range from 3200K to 5600K2 strobe modes and SOS signalThe light wand is available from major retailers like Amazon and Walmart.Opteka SolarFlare ($119)The Opteka SolarFlare is a soft light designed for travel. It is designed to run for three hours at full capacity. Like the other light wands, the LED array and diffused front face offer an extremely soft and even light. Lamps are true daylight color and rated for over 50,000 hours of use.Specifications:Ability to shoot and light in tandem without the need of heavy light stands or additional mounting systemsUltralight and portable handheld daylight light-sourceDimmable 1,160 lumen LED that is rated for 50,000+ hoursDaylight 5200k and tungsten 3200K lighting modesAC/DC power operation and built-in ultra high-power Lithium Ion battery (3 hours on 5200K setting)Got any tips for lighting on a budget? Share them in the comments below!last_img read more

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‘Married couples took part in mass wedding event in Noida, U.P.’‘Married couples took part in mass wedding event in Noida, U.P.’

first_imgAround 11 couples, who had taken part in a mass wedding ceremony in Greater Noida on February 24, were found to be already married, with some of the couples even having kids. The authorities uncovered the irregularities after taking note of some media reports.Four couples found so farIn October 2017, the Uttar Pradesh government had launched a mass marriage scheme where ₹35,000 is given to each couple, including household items as gifts.Under the scheme, ₹20,000 is deposited in the bride’s bank account, ₹10,000 is spent on gifts and ₹5,000 is spent on wedding arrangements.It is suspected that the couples took part in the event for monetary benefits.The district administration has formed a committee to look into the matter. Sources said four couples have already been found at fault and action will be initiated against them.“The media reports have suggested that 11 couples from Cheeti-Nangla of Danakur, who participated in the programme, were already married. We have formed a panel to check all the couples who tied the knot on February 24. We have ordered the police to lodge an FIR against the four couples and take legal action against them,” said B. N. Singh, District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar.“The purpose of the government’s Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana was to help people belonging to poor sections. We will also take action against the members who selected the couples without checking their backgrounds,” said Mr. Singh.On February 24, over 66 couples had tied the knot during the ceremony organised by the district administration in Greater Noida.last_img read more

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Novak Djokovic defeats Thomaz Bellucci in 2nd round to advance in Rogers CupNovak Djokovic defeats Thomaz Bellucci in 2nd round to advance in Rogers Cup

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic kicked off his bid for a fourth Canadian crown with a 6-3 7-6(4) second round win over a stubborn Thomaz Bellucci at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.Bellucci, with just one win in five visits to Canada and coming off a first-round loss at Washington, appeared to be the perfect opponent for Djokovic to launch his buildup to the U.S. Open but provided a stiff test for the Serb.”Match could have gone either way, honestly, especially in the second set,” Djokovic told reporters after battling Bellucci for an hour and 50 minutes. “But we both had our chances to break. We got to the tiebreak, which I thought was fair, then it was anybody’s game.Also read: Sania Mirza’s name approved for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award “It’s the first hard-court match for me from Miami earlier this year in March. It takes a little bit of time to get into the rhythm, get into the groove.”The top seed in Canada for the fifth straight year, Djokovic saved all three break points he faced in a tight opening set.The Serb, who narrowly missed out on a fourth Canada title last year after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final, also saved two break points in the second as the set went to a tie break, which he quickly took control of and took 7-4 to register his 250th world tour Masters 1000 match win.Only three players have beaten Djokovic in 2015 — Ivo Karlovic, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.advertisementIn first-round action, Tsonga opened his title defence with a 6-4 6-4 win over Croatian teenager Borna Coric in a rain-interrupted match that began on Monday.Czech Lukas Rosol upset South African 12th seed Kevin Anderson 7-6(2) 7-6(4) while Bulgarian 14th seed Grigor Dimitrov, a semi-finalist last year, advanced 6-4 7-5 against Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dologopolov.Belgian 13th seed David Goffin beat American Steve Johnson 6-2 6-2, leaving John Isner to carry the United States flag into the second round, the 16th seed blasting 23 aces past Germany’s Benjamin Becker in a 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 win.last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Defense Hoping For Bounce Back Against BaylorOklahoma State Defense Hoping For Bounce Back Against Baylor

first_imgOklahoma State’s defense was battered and bruised for 527 yards and 38 points at home against Pittsburgh last week, and things will only get tougher against the high flying Baylor Bears this weekend in Waco. Baylor, which enters the game averaging 44.3 points per game (exactly the same number as Oklahoma State!), have a fantastic passing attack with senior QB Seth Russell and star wideout KD Cannon.But the Bears offense flows through their dynamic running back Shock Linwood and standout freshman JaMycal Hasty- they currently rank 9th in the NCAA in rushing in 2016. Defensive Coordinator Glenn Spencer pointed this out Monday in his press conference.Spencer also pointed out that Seth Russell is back as a running threat as well, and looks to be back to full strength after his season ending injury in 2015. He’s fully aware of the risks involved with playing the safeties up to help against the high-powered running game of Baylor.“When you’re spread with four [receivers], your corners are going to be on an island unless you’re playing a three-deep zone, but then you’re soft on the corners,” said Spencer. “You just have to realize if you play it safely, you give up hitches, or you can be more aggressive and stop some things, but then you’re taking the chance of them throwing it over the top.”The most experienced and best playmaker in the secondary, Senior Safety Jordan Sterns, will have to play a huge game in Waco on Saturday if the Cowboys hope to stop Baylor. Sterns was excited to play Baylor and their dynamic offense, stressing the need to play aggressive and match the intensity level in stopping the running attack the Bears bring.“I have all the confidence in the world in [our defensive line],” said Sterns. “I think the defensive line and our linebackers have been doing a great job stopping the run. At the end of the day, we are working together. We are coming together more as brothers.”The win over Pittsburgh was key in getting the Cowboys season back on track, but the Cowboys will face a much more explosive team this year weekend than they’ve seen so far, and will travel away from the friendly confines of Boone Pickens Stadium for the first time in 2016. A win this weekend in Waco would kickstart the Cowboys’ momentum starting conference play, and would go a long way towards a run at the Big 12 title this season. They kick off as 9.5-point underdogs (currently) in Waco at 6:30 PM on Saturday night, which will be televised on Fox.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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