KevinPrince Boateng set to make Barcelona debut tonight

first_imgNew Barcelona signing Kevin-Prince Boateng could make his debut in tonight’s Copa del Rey clash against SevillaThe 31-year-old forward made a shock loan transfer to Barcelona on Monday from Serie A side Sassuolo until the end of the season with the option of it becoming a permanent deal this summer for €8m.Barcelona’s decision to sign Boateng came in light of Munir El Haddadi’s departure to Sevilla earlier this month with Paco Alcacer leaving Camp Nou last summer for Borussia Dortmund.This had left Ernesto Valverde’s side short of centre-forward options with Luis Suarez bearing most of the workload this season.Now Barcelona have confirmed that Boateng has been named in a 19-man squad for the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.The unsettled Denis Suarez, who has been heavily linked with a loan move to Arsenal this month, has been left out of the team for tonight’s first leg quarter-final clash.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Also missing is Lionel Messi, who has been handed a rest by manager Valverde in favour of giving some academy stars like Riqui Puig a chance.Speaking ahead to the tie on Tuesday evening, Valverde warned his Barcelona team to not lose their focus as they chase a fifth successive Copa del Rey title this season.“Our analysis was based on the fact that they are a strong rival at home and in the knock-out ties they have always been very solid,” said Valverde in a press conference.“Sevilla are a great team with experience in the qualifying rounds and have the measure of this competition. They will be a tough team in this tie.”The last time these two sides met in the Copa del Rey came in last season’s final, which saw Barcelona thrash Sevilla 5-0 at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano to claim a 30th crown.The Sevilla and Barcelona Copa del Rey match will begin tonight in Andalusia at 21:30 (CET).last_img read more

RR Donnelleys Earnings Double

first_img“Given these unprecedented times, we are pleased with the earnings generated in the quarter,” president and CEO Thomas J. Quinlan III said in a statement.In July, Donnelley said it finalized a multi-year agreement with F+W Media worth more than $80 million, including several of F+W’s magazine and book products. Printer R.R. Donnelley Wednesday reported $168.2 million in third quarter net earnings, down roughly 4 percent from $175 million during the same period last year. Through the first nine months, however, net earnings were up more than 100 percent to $497 million.Year-to-date, Donnelley generated $8.7 billion in net sales, up slightly from roughly $8.5 billion during the same period last year. Net sales during the third quarter were $2.9 billion, down 1.6 percent from the same period in 2007. The decrease was caused, the company said, by volume declines and “continued price pressure primarily due to the global economic slowdown.”In Donnelley’s U.S. segment, net sales decreased 0.8 percent to $2.1 billion. The company attributed the dip to volume declines across product lines and continued price pressures. During the quarter, the segment also saw a $16.7 million restructuring and impairment charge.The declines were offset, in part, by Donnelley’s acquisitions of Cardinal Brands in December 2007 and Pro Line Printing in March 2008, the company said.last_img read more

Facebook removes 687 pages linked to Congress ahead of Lok Sabha elections

first_imgFacebook said its investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and joined various groups to disseminate their content and increase engagement.ReutersFacebook Inc said on Monday it was removing 687 pages and accounts linked to India’s main opposition Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on the social media platform.The announcement marks a rare action from Facebook against a prominent political party in a country where it has more than 300 million users, the highest in the world.Facebook said its investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and joined various groups to disseminate their content and increase engagement. Their posts included local news and criticism of political opponents such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Facebook said.”While the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our review found that it was connected to individuals associated with an INC (Indian National Congress) IT Cell,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy at Facebook, said in a statement.Gleicher added that Facebook was removing accounts based on their behaviour, not the content they posted.India’s staggered election, scheduled to begin on April 11, will end on May 19.Two of the samples shared by Facebook were of posts that criticized Modi’s initiatives and called for supporting the Congress party and its president, Rahul Gandhi.The social media giant also said it was removing 103 pages, groups and accounts, also for inauthentic behaviour, as part of a network which originated in Pakistan and was linked to employees of the Inter-Service Public Relations department of the Pakistani military.Facebook has faced increasing pressure from authorities around the world, including the Indian government, to ensure its platform is not abused for political gains or to spread misinformation, especially ahead of elections.Facebook has toughened up its rules governing political advertisements in India and many other countries to increase transparency.Last week, Facebook removed a social media network in the Philippines and took the unusual step of linking it to a businessman who said he had managed the president’s online election campaign in 2016. It has taken similar actions recently against accounts in Russia and Iran.Separately, Facebook said it had also removed another 227 pages and 94 accounts in India for violating its policies against spam and misrepresentation.last_img read more

Govt in dilemma over BNP rally permission

first_imgObaidul QuaderAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has said the government is in a dilemma over permiting the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to hold rallies and meetings.“If we allow them to hold a public rally, they will say they have compelled the government to meet their demand,” Quader said, adding, “If we do not, they say there is no democracy in the country.””We are in such a dilemma,” Quader, also road transport and bridges miniser, said.He was speaking to newsmen at a briefing at the secretariat on Wednesday.The AL general secretary said, “It is up to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to decide whether BNP would be allowed to hold any demonstration. The police would give them permission if they consider it safe,” he added.Replying to a query about the dilapidated condtion of the country’s roads and highways, Quader claimed the roads would be repaired soon and works to this are underway.last_img read more

State looks to curb indiscriminate extraction with Groundwater Act

first_imgKolkata: The state Water Resource Investigation & Development (WRID) department will soon come out with Groundwater Act for putting a leash on indiscriminate extraction of groundwater, which is depleting by leaps and bounds.”We cannot deny the fact that groundwater level is reducing and we feel that it is high time to take measures to prevent indiscriminate extraction of groundwater. We are in the process of preparing a scientific database, classifying all the 341 blocks in the state into three categories- critical, semi critical and safe and accordingly prepare a roadmap for scientific use of groundwater in near future. Groundwater extraction for drinking will be given top priority,” a senior official of the department said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that groundwater is used for drinking, agriculture and by the industry and there are a number of agencies that are responsible for its extraction. Apart from designating blocks based upon the three parameters, the department will also come out with a direction for the agencies about how much water extraction will be allowed for agriculture or industry purposes. “If we feel that drawing groundwater for agriculture or for industry at a particular block needs to be stopped, we will do the needful,” the official maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the official, the exercise of assessment of extraction of groundwater and recharging of water at a particular block, has been undertaken by State Water Investigation Directorate (SWID)- an independent directorate under the state WRID department, jointly with the Central Groundwater Board. The work will be based on water table data available from the hydrographic stations across the state, as on March 2017. The methodology that will be followed for the assessment, will be based on the guidelines framed by Groundwater Estimation Committee (GEC) in 2015, which is a standard pattern that should be followed across the country for assessing groundwater level. The assessment work has started a month ago and the target set for completion is October this year. The department is also laying emphasis on setting up more hydrographic stations in the state as they ensure accuracy of data. At present, there are 2,500 hydrographic stations in the state and the department is planning to have one such station at every Gram Panchayat in the state. The earlier study that was done around five years ago, had identified only one area -Goghat I in Hooghly as critical, 70 as semi-critical and the rest as safe. The department is hopeful that a notification in this regard will be brought out within the calendar year and will be circulated among all stakeholders to regulate the use of groundwater.last_img read more

Memory clutter causes older people to be tricked

first_imgUsing bio-sensors to look at brain activity, the researchers saw that older participants wandered into a brief “mental time travel” when trying to recall details. This journey into their subconscious veered them into a cluttered space that was filled with both relevant and irrelevant information.  This clutter led to less confidence, even when their recollections were correct, the study said.Cluttering of the brain is one reason older people are more susceptible to manipulation, the researchers said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“This memory clutter that’s causing low confidence could be a reason why older adults are often victims of financial scams, which typically occur when someone tries to trick them about prior conversations that didn’t take place at all,” said lead researcher Audrey Duarte, associate professor of psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US. The findings appeared online in the journal ‘Neuropsychologia’.For the study, the researchers showed that older adults (60 years and up) and college students a series of pictures of everyday objects while electroencephalography (EEG) sensors were connected to their heads.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixEach photo was accompanied by a colour and scene. Participants were told to focus on one and ignore the other. An hour later, they were asked if the object was new or old, and if it matched the colour and the scene.Neither age group was very good at recalling what they were told to ignore. Both did well in remembering the object. The researchers noticed differences in brain activity between the young and old. Older adults’ brains spent more time and effort trying to reconstruct their memories.last_img read more

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