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Champions League: Bayern Made to Work for 2-0 Win over AEK (Pics)

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Bayern Munich exploited a brief lapse in AEK Athens’ determined defense to score twice in two minutes for a 2-0 win in the Champions League, easing pressure on the Bundesliga champions and coach Niko Kovac.Shaking off a mistake-prone first half, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski struck in the 61st and 63rd minutes at the Olympic Stadium for Bayern’s second victory in Group E, as AEK suffered its third defeat.“We knew the goals would come. We pressed, tired them out and it worked,” Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said. “After their two goals, their morale suffered and we went on to win. … We’re in a better position but we’re still making mistakes.”Bayern stayed on the attack for most of the night but center-backs Dmytro Chygrynskiy and Vasilis Lambropoulos stopped them from creating chances.While keeping AEK’s back line busy, Arjen Robben had produced little threat until his shot helped break the deadlock. It struck a wall of defenders, and Martinez slotted in the rebound.AEK supporters ignite flares during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Lewandowski silenced the 55,000 home fans two minutes later. Standout Serge Gnabry flicked the ball to Rafinha, who set up the Poland striker for the tap-in.“We had a good first half but we were missing the finish. We insisted in our effort and in the end we prevailed and that’s what’s important,” Robben said. “We took our chances when we could. We needed that win.”Bayern outshot the Greeks 2-1 and held two-third of possession.Bayern’s players have struggled to show their usual domestic dominance this season, and visibly relaxed after the goals. Lewandowski narrowly missed a third in the 67th when goalkeeper Vassilis Barkas scrambled to stop his effort on the goal line.Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, second left celebrates with Bayern defender Niklas Suele, left, after scoring his side’s second goalduring a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Germany striker Thomas Mueller played for the last 15 minutes but made little impact.“The players stood up very well to such a great side but after those two goals it was hard to fight back,” AEK coach Marios Ouzounidis. “But I’m proud of their performance. They were very professional throughout the game.”AEK won Greece’s championship last season after fighting back from bankruptcy and relegation to amateur football in 2013, and appeared delighted to be back in European competition despite Tuesday’s result.“It would be silly to compare ourselves with such a major team, but we were also a little unlucky to concede when we did. The players were a little tired and were late in falling back — so we had a small gap in our reflexes,” AEK midfielder Kostas Galanopoulos said.“But we did play well and now we’ll see what we can do.”—By DEREK GATOPOULOS , Associated PressBayern midfielder Joshua Kimmich, front, is challenged by AEK’s Andre Simoes during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, center, is challenged by AEK’s Dmytro Chygrynskiy during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern midfielder Arjen Robben, left, is challenged by AEK’s Dmytro Chygrynskiy during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)AEK goalkeeper Vassilis Barkas makes a save during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)AEK’s Vasileios Lampropoulos, right, vie for the ball Bayern midfielder James David James Rodriguez during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern midfielder Arjen Robben, center, is chased by AEK’s Niklas Hult during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern forward Serge Gnabry, right, is challenged by AEK’s Andre Simoes during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Mujeeb, Moises Henriques injuries big worry for Kings XI Punjab

first_imgKings XI Punjab players Moises Henriques and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have picked up injuries, giving their team a minor scare in the second half of IPL 2019.While Henriques, who was set to make his KXIP debut, injured himself during warm-up before the game against Rajasthan Royals, Aghanistan spinner Mujeeb hurt his shoulder during the match on Tuesday.David Miller was drafted into the playing at the last moment after Henriques was ruled out.”Moises went on to take a catch during warm ups and injured his ankle while Mujeeb picked up a shoulder injury during the match. Both are awaiting further results,” said KXIP in a statement.On Tuesday, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and opener KL Rahul played pivotal roles as Kings XI Punjab produced a superb all-round performance to script a comfortable 12-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a second leg match at the IS Bindra stadium in Mohali.Opener Rahul hit a 47-ball 52, while Ashwin (2/24) smashed 17 off four balls in the last over and then took two crucial wickets as KXIP bounced back after successive losses in the last two matches to record their fifth win in this IPL.Invited to bat, Rahul, who was named in India’s World Cup squad on Monday, and David Miller (40 off 27) shared a 85-run stand to lay the foundation.Ashwin then smashed a four and successive sixes in the last two balls to put KXIP in a strong position.The hosts then returned to restrict Rajasthan to 168 for seven, courtesy some superb bowling by Ashwin and Murugan Ashwin (1/24) in the middle overs after Arshdeep Singh’s maiden two IPL wickets. Mohammad Shami was expensive but came good in the final overs, scalping two wickets.advertisementAfter this win, KXIP Punjab grabbed the fourth spot in the points table with 10 points to keep play-off hopes alive.However, it was Rajasthan’s sixth loss and they will need to pull up their socks if they have to salvage any hopes of making it to the knockout stage.Also Read | Watch: R Ashwin does bhangra after starring in KXIP’s 12-run win vs RRAlso Read | The race is heating up: R Ashwin after KXIP win their 5th match of IPL 2019Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul storms past 1000 runs for KXIP in only his 23rd matchlast_img read more

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Finnlines Stretches Breeze Fleet

first_imgzoom Finnish RoRo and RoPax operator Finnlines will lengthen four of its “Breeze series” ferries, with an option for two additional vessels, in response to increased demand.Finnlines has signed a contract with Remontowa S.A. shipyard in Gdansk, Poland where the actual work will commence in mid September 2017.The yard is committed to perform this work in less than two months for each vessel, Finnlines said.The whole lengthening programme will be completed in May 2018 and is expected to increase vessel capacity by around 1,000 lane metres.The close to 30% capacity increase is expected to reduce the energy consumption per transported unit compared to the original vessel.Remontowa shipyard is currently installing inline hybrid scrubbers and new propeller blades on MS Finneagle. Furthermore, the passenger capacity of the vessel will be increased to 800 by building new passenger areas.The above investments will amount to approximately EUR 70 million (USD 74.7m), Finnlines said.last_img read more

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The toprated Tribit XFree Tune wireless overtheear headphones drop to just 3249

first_img Share your voice 9 Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comments The folding Tribit XFree Tune headphones look and sound luxurious, but the price tag is all cheapskate. Sarah Tew/CNET Just last year, CNET audio guru David Carnoy was delighted to discover that the $50 Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones offered “terrific sound for the money.”Right now, today, I’m delighted to tell you that Cheapskate readers can score the Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones for $32.49. That’s after clicking the on-page 5% off coupon and then applying promo code DLTXFREE at checkout.See at AmazonCarnoy’s XFree Tune review is the best place to start if you want the full scoop on these, as I haven’t had the chance to try them myself.I can tell you that the carrying case is included at this price; it’s not $5 extra as mentioned in the review. And speaking of reviews, the headphones scored a genuinely impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 700 buyers.Other important things to know: Tribit promises a whopping 40 hours of playtime on a charge (though it takes a full 4 hours to recharge), and you can also bypass Bluetooth in favor of a wired connection (cord included), which requires no power at all.I think these would make a great gift for a mom, dad or grad.Read more: The best headphones for 2019 Bonus deal: One of my favorite recent sci-fi books is on sale for $2Not to be confused with the sci-fi TV series of the same name, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a twisty, trippy sci-fi novel that was among my favorite reads of the past few years.The Kindle edition normally sells for $10, but for a limited time, you can grab Dark Matter for just $2. If you’re more into the Barnes & Noble or Google Play e-book ecosystems, it’s on sale in both those stores for the same price.See at AmazonI’ll just add that this isn’t “hard sci-fi,” if that’s what you’re hoping for. Rather, it’s a fast-paced page-turner, with some fresh twists on old tropes. I couldn’t put it down. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Now playing: Watch this: 1:25 The Cheapskate Tribit XFree Tune: A cheap Bluetooth headphone that sounds… Headphones Digital Media Amazonlast_img read more

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Black Virginia Voters Feel Betrayed Left in NoWin Scenario

first_imgBy ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam’s choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America’s first Black president.But sitting in a stylist’s chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked about revelations that Northam wore Blackface 35 years ago.In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Virginia Gov.-elect, Lt. Gov Ralph Northam, center, walks down the reviewing stand with Lt. Gov-elect, Justin Fairfax, right, and Attorney General Mark Herring at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)“I really believed in him,” said Siakam, a 28-year-old student. “To find out that he dressed up in Blackface is disappointing. He’s shown his disdain for Black people.”Black voters who factored prominently in the 2017 election that helped Northam become Virginia governor are feeling betrayed over the scandals that have engulfed the state over the past week, leaving them with a less-than-ideal set of choices at the top of the Democratic Party: a governor and attorney general who wore Blackface and a lieutenant governor who stands accused by two women of sexual assault. The next person in line for governor is a conservative Republican.Many are struggling to come to grips with a list of nagging questions: Do they forgive the Democrats, keep Republicans out of power and demand the governor get serious about racism? Should Northam step down and hand the office to African-American Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who faces sexual assault allegations? Or should all three of them walk away and let principle prevail, even if the other party takes charge?The dilemma was being weighed in Black barber shops, salons, restaurants and living rooms and in activist and political circles across the state in the midst of a still-unfolding reckoning around race and scandal in the Old Dominion.“We don’t even know where to take the conversation from here,” community organizer Chelsea Wise said at a meeting of Democrats in Richmond on Thursday. “Do we want to address all of them, or are we just sticking with Ralph right now? The fact that it’s all of our top leadership shows that we need to take a hard look at the Virginia Democratic Party as well.”The governor has been facing calls to resign ever since a photo emerged from his medical school yearbook page in 1984 that showed someone in Blackface next to a person wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe. He initially said he was in the photo, then denied that but said he did wear Blackface when he impersonated Michael Jackson around the same time. Days later, Fairfax was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004, and Attorney General Mark Herring came forward to admit that he, too, wore Blackface in the 1980s.As of Friday night, Northam informed his Cabinet that he was determined to stay in office, Herring remained in a wait-and-see posture, and Fairfax had denied a second accusation of sexual assault, this one from a classmate at Duke University who said he raped her in 2000. Northam is vowing to start an honest conversation on race to begin to heal Virginia’s lingering racial legacy.Siakam said she thinks Northam should resign, but said the conversation must now turn to the larger impacts of racism on communities of color.“There’s nothing you can do for us to forget, but we should focus more now on structural racism,” she said.African-Americans, who make up 20 percent of Virginia voters, overwhelmingly supported the commonwealth’s top three Democrats in 2017, in large part as a repudiation of what they saw as the racist rhetoric and policies prevalent in the 2016 presidential campaign and the White supremacist rally in Charlottesville just months before the election. Both Northam and Herring campaigned heavily in Black areas, and were given entree into many communities by local officials, faith leaders, business owners and regular citizens.Wise said she had reservations about Northam’s commitment to Black communities during the election, but supported him anyway and was prepared to hold him accountable amid a racially divided national climate.“We knew Trump had just gotten elected and we needed a Democratic governor in Virginia, especially because of the importance of the state in national elections,” Wise, 34, explained. “I almost felt like I couldn’t question him because of the urgency add the importance of what we just had on the national level.”Wise said she felt betrayed by Northam’s revelations, particularly because he remained silent about his own past after the events of Charlottesville.“How in the world did you not come out and do your own truth-telling?” she said. “That makes me recognize that you don’t have the insight and emotional capacity to take on what we need in Virginia at this time.”Shemicia Bowen campaigned for Democrats up and down the ticket. The 44-year-old Richmond resident said she gasped when she learned the governor had worn Blackface 35 years ago. She finds Herring’s revelations were even more alarming because he’s the state’s top lawyer and has to deal with daily decisions affecting Black people in the criminal justice system.Still, Bowen struggles with the way forward for Black Virginians. She doesn’t think anyone will step down, and as a loyal Democrat, she’s not sure they should turn over the state to Republicans.“We can’t just throw the whole ticket away at this point,” said Bowen. “But we have to understand that Blackface is a blatant form of disrespect. If an elected official isn’t aware of that, what else are they not aware of? What else do you feel like is not a big deal? How are you able to effectively be a voice for every person?”Norfolk native Joe Dillard said Northam should resign, and that the allegations against Fairfax should be investigated before discussing what consequences he should face. But the idea of a Republican governor should all three step aside was not unpalatable if it’s the right decision, he said.“Do I think I should support Democrats to the point where I allow certain things that my great-grandparents would slap me in the face for letting slide? No, I won’t,” Dillard said. “I am not a Democrat before I’m an African-American man. For me, it’s always people over party.”Dillard and Bowen, both members of a group of young Blacks active in Virginia politics, said Northam should immediately allocate at least $20 million to the state’s historically Black colleges and universities, which have been underfunded. Dillard also suggested an African-American liaison in the governor’s office, to establish a pipeline for young Blacks to rise to meaningful positions in government. Wise is already looking ahead to future cycles, where she feels more Black women in leadership would help restore her confidence in the party.Jim Scurlock, a longtime elections supervisor in Richmond who went to segregated high schools in Roanoke before experiencing the sting of Jim Crow as a young soldier in the Army in 1960, was withholding judgment on Fairfax. And he said given the national political climate and the country’s racist legacy, everyone deserves a second chance.“Probably many, many more in the General Assembly wore Blackface,” Scurlock, 82, said.“Virginia is still a racist state. It hasn’t changed much. And look at the president and all he has done . I haven’t forgiven the president, but he’s still in office, so why should they resign?”last_img read more

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York Schulichs Groundbreaking Building Opens Its Doors and More – Toronto

first_img About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz RelatedMcMaster DeGroote Offers New Minor, and More – Toronto NewsThis week, Canadian business school have done their share to nurture innovative thinking in students and the broader community. We’ve laid out some of the high points below. The Startup That Makes Globetrotting More Affordable- Communitech News Rob Evans, graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, is CEO and founder of Backpacker College,…August 15, 2018In “Featured Home”Canadian Business Schools Struggle in Latest Financial Times MBA RankingsThe newest batch of rankings from the Financial Times has been revealed, and the results aren’t very encouraging if you’re a Canadian business school. In fact, only three schools out of Canada’s 22 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited schools made the 2017 ranking of the world’s best full-time…February 14, 2017In “Featured Home”McMaster University Receives $15 Mil. Donation, and More – Toronto NewsToronto’s business schools have had an active week, filled with exciting new developments. Below, we’ve laid out some of the highlights. McMcaster University Receives $15 Million Donation For Its Commerce Program – The Globe and Mail Paul McLean and his family have contributed $15 million CAD to McMaster University’s DeGroote…February 6, 2019In “Featured Home” regions: Toronto Last Updated Jan 23, 2019 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img Toronto‘s finest business schools have spent the new year making positive contributions to the fast-changing world of business education. We’ve laid out some of the high points.How Business Schools Are Adapting to the Changing World of Work – CBC NewsIn the age of information, the business arena is changing at record pace. In order to keep up, Canadian business schools are shifting focus from concrete skills to abstract ones. Creativity and innovation, for example, are at the forefront of the curriculum for schools like Western University Canada’s Ivey Business School. In fact, Ivey recently staff conducted 250 interviews with international industry leaders in order to glean which skills are in high demand in today’s marketplace.“Although people do need to have the technical literacy that’s probably higher than before—the skills that are really demanded are the soft skills that will allow them to adapt,” says Mark Vandenbosch, acting Ivey Dean. Among the most important skills, Vandenbosch listed “creativity, grit, teamwork … and decision-making skills.”“We provide a lot of support post graduation for those who want to come back at a later time to start a venture two, three, or four years later.”Learn more about the demand for soft skills in the marketplaces here. New Schulich School Building Opens at Toronto’s York University – Canadian ArchitectOn January 11, York University’s Schulich School of Business opened the doors of the Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building. The building, designed by Baird Sampson, is among the most environmentally efficient academic buildings in North America. Funding from the Canadian Government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, Schulich’s Leading Change fundraising campaign, and a generous donation from Rob and Cheryl McEwen made the $50 million project possible.The all new Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, opened Jan. 11 at the York University School of Business.The building will house Schulich’s Research Office, as well as the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, the Schulich Centre for Global Enterprise, the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure, and the newly-established Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.You can read more about the new York Schulich building addition here.New Arrival to Canada Finds What He Was Missing – The Globe and MailVoyt Kryzchylkiewicz moved to Canada from Johannesburg to pursue his EMBA at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and launch a business venture. In his first blog entry for EMBA Diary, he discusses those challenges and lessons of the past year of his life.Before his move to Canada, Kryzchylkiewicz served as a board member at several companies in Europe and Africa. However, his experience with Canadian companies was limited, and he did not meet the criteria to be considered for similar positions in his new home. Kryzchylkiewcz entered Rotman with the hope of developing a professional network in Canada.“While building my knowledge through Rotman has indeed proved valuable, the real benefits of the EMBA are the relationships that I have made, both business and personal,” Kryzchylkiewicz says. “This has already propelled my business forward and provided me with significant opportunities that I would not have had otherwise.”Learn more about Kryzchylkiewicz’s experience here. York Schulich’s Groundbreaking Building Opens Its Doors, and More – Torontolast_img read more