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Guardiola We are better than last season

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes his side has improved since winning the Premier League title last season.Despite losing two games and trailing four points behind leaders Liverpool so far in the Premier League this season, Guardiola insists his current City has improved since their record-breaking season last season when they won the title with 100 points.“In little details, we are better than last season, which is normal because we have more time together,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.“Our process, our build-ups, our high pressing we can use different movements, we have more alternatives to defend into attack and we are more solid when we defend deeper.”Manchester United delayed City’s title celebrations last season with a shock 3-2 victory at the Etihad, but Jose Mourinho’s side lost 1-0 to West Brom a week later and handed their bitter rivals the title.“Even in games when you are winning 2-0 or 3-0 with 20 minutes left to play I am still not comfortable in saying it’s already done,” he said, recalling United’s incredible comeback from 2-0 down to 3-2 win.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But in that game, the way we reacted after a tough week with a Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool in the middle and then United, the way we played the first 10-15 minutes in that game, said to me that we are going to win the Premier League.“Because even if we lost that, the way we reacted and showed what we were, that moment I felt we were going to win the title.“It was our consistency. Of course, we dropped points, that happens, but after that, we were always there, which was the most remarkable thing and what I give the most importance.“Winning cups or the Champions League that’s six or seven games where you have to be good, but in the Premier League it can be every three days, which is why it’s the title I like the most.”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday February 1 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, February 1, 2019:#1) Wilmington Youth Hockey’s 80’s & 90’s Trivia NightAn 80’s and 90’s Pop Culture Trivia Night to benefit Wilmington Youth Hockey will take place from 7pm to 11pm at Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). Tickets cost $20 and tables of 10 cost $200. Enjoy trivia, music, games and raffles. 80s/90s gear optional. Registration form can be found HERE. All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Youth Hockey Association.#2) Needleworkers At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meeting of its Needleworkers from 10am to noon. If you do any kind of needlework, this group is for you. Bring a project and learn from others while enjoying a little conversation and camaraderie. No registration required.#3) Drop-In Preschool Story Time At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a drop-in preschool story time at 10am. Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.#4) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Google Doodle honors Elena Cornaro Piscopia first woman with a doctorate

first_imgUpdate 7:00 p.m. PT: Google made the doodle available in the U.S. Post a comment Tags The Google Doodle for June 5. Google Google’s search doodles often take to highlighting the trail blazers that have changed the world. The doodle on June 5 is no exception. Drawn up by Californian artist Alyssa Winans, Wednesday’s doodle shows Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a female scholar from Venice, Italy who in 1678 became the first woman in the world to be awarded with a doctorate. The doodle shows Piscopia with her head in a book in a library, with Winans hoping to show how Elena was happiest “when she was able to study undisturbed.” Today marks her 373rd birthday. Cue the “tanti auguri a te!”Piscopia was trained in the classic languages of Latin and Greek during her childhood years and developed a love of study. She mastered seven languages in total. However, she didn’t seek glory or degrees, she was just keenly interested in accumulating knowledge. It was at her father’s insistence that she requested access to the Doctor of Theology course at the University of Padua.But this was the 1670s and the Roman Catholic Church did not want to offer a woman such a title. Eventually, the church allowed Elena to apply for a Doctor of Philosophy and so she did. Her thesis defense — an oral test in front of examiners and the public — was so well attended it had to be moved to the local cathedral. She passed with flying colors and wrote her name in the history books on June 25, 1678. Elena passed away just six years later, after battling tuberculosis. The Google Doodle was not originally visible if you are using the search giant in the U.S. on June 5 but it, and it has now been added. In France, today’s Google Doodle celebrates French director Jacques Demy. 49 Photos 0center_img Our favorite Google Doodles through the years Share your voice Sci-Tech Google Doodlelast_img read more

Pawan Hans IPO Helicopter firm plans fleet expansion ahead of public issue

first_imgPawan Hans, a state-owned helicopter service company, is accelerating plans for an initial public offering (IPO) listing by the end of 2017 or early 2018. However, before that, the company is taking measures to expand its services to pose itself as an attractive entity for investors.Keen to join the regional connectivity scheme of the central government, the Delhi-based helicopter services firm aims to increase its revenues threefold to Rs 1,600 crore over the next decade from Rs 500 crore during the last financial year (2015-16), the Business Standardreported.Pawan Hans is planning to raise about Rs 350 crore from the market listing. The company has charted out a new expansion plan wherein it would increase its fleet size, diversify business and invest in MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) facility, according to BP Sharma, chairman and managing director of Pawan Hans.In an interview to the publication, Sharma further said that the IPO preparation is on in full swing. The State Bank of India (SBI) is currently carrying out a risk assessment survey for the company and the report is awaited. The concrete proposal for the market listing is likely to be out by March next year.Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju previously said the public listing will help Pawan Hans a transparent and efficient firm.Expansion plansThe company, which is known for offering helicopter services for VIP movement, now plans to make the service available for the common man. With the proceeds from the IPO and financial backing from the government, the company plans to spend about Rs 4,000 crore to increase its fleet size, which at present stands at 43.According to Sharma, Pawan Hans may acquire around 100 helicopters over the next six years and is reportedly in talks with Bell Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters for the acquisition.Additionally, the company plans to provide connectivity to the Northeast region of the country. “Northeast is a region where the company already has a strong presence through helicopter service. We plan to connect the northeast capitals as well,” Sharma said.last_img read more

Can Indian opener KL Rahul break Pakistani cricketer Babar Azams record in

first_imgPandya and Rahul in England.Gareth Copley/Getty ImagesIndian opener KL Rahul is on the verge of achieving a milestone of becoming the fastest to score 1000 runs in T20Is and breaking Pakistani cricketer Babar Azam’s record when Team India face West Indies on Saturday, August 3. Azam achieved this feat in 26 innings.The part-time wicket-keeper and frontline batsman, who is quite comfortable in this format of the game, is just 121 runs short of becoming the seventh Indian to score 1000 runs in T20 internationals. If he scores the required number of runs in Saturday’s clash, then he will break the record of Babar Azam as he will achieve the feat in 25 innings. Indian skipper Virat Kohli reached the milestone after playing 27 innings also.It is not an easy task for the Karnataka born player as scoring a ton in a T20 match is never easy. But the 27-years old right-hander already has three centuries in T20 matches out of which two have been scored for Team India.But, looking at his current form, it will not be that easy for the opener to play such a massive innings. He was in mixed form through the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Rahul got starts in many of the matches but failed to convert them to big scores except on one occassion when he scored a century against Sri Lanka. Team India sporting the special cap. Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesIndia exited the World Cup after facing defeat at the hands of New Zealand by 18 runs. After India’s return, a lot of controversies surrounding the team started to come up and the coaching staff were also given an extension till the end of the West Indies series. BCCI has already accepted applications for the posts in the coaching unit.Currently, the Men in Blue have gone to play three ODIs and T20Is and two Test matches against the West Indies in the Caribbean. The Test matches will be the part of ICC World Test Championshiplast_img read more

Fake Indian rupee factory busted in Keraniganj

first_imgA team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) unearthed a counterfeit Indian banknote factory in Shubhadya Uttarpara of South Keraniganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka early on Thursday.The RAB men also arrested two—Liakat Ali, 35 and Md Jahangir Alam, 40 — along with counterfeit Indian currency worth Rs 1 million during a drive in the area.“Being tipped off, a team of RAB arrested Liakat from Shubhadya Uttarpara  and seized fake rupees worth Rs 1 million, a printing machine and other materials from his house around 3:00am,” said RAB-3 commander lieutenant colonel Imranul Hasan at a press briefing at RAB media centre in Dhaka in the afternoon.Based on information from Liakat, RAB team arrested Jahangir Alam, who used to supply high quality ink to him, from another house in the area, he said.RAB-3 detained Liakot Ali and his associate at Dakkhin Keraniganj. Photo: CollectedLiakat has been involved with the production of counterfeit banknotes for the last 10 years, said Imranul.“Liakat used to produce counterfeit Bangladeshi currency notes earlier but he started producing Indian rupees when it became too risky to print local currency,” the RAB-3 commander said.They would sell the fake banknotes to suppliers who, in turn, sold those in the border areas and to several money exchange centres, Imranul told the newsmen.The RAB-3 commander Imranul also said they were investigating the names of the money exchange centres that bought fake currency.last_img read more

Bosss bad jokes can improve your job satisfaction

first_imgIf relationships are good, use of both positive and negative humour by leaders can help improve their subordinates’ job satisfaction, suggests new research.“Generally, people think that positive humour, which is inclusive, affiliative and tasteful, is good in leadership, and negative humour, which is aggressive and offensive, is bad,” said one of the researchers Christopher Robert, associate professor at University of Missouri in the US.“In our study, we found the effects of humour depend on the relationship between leaders and subordinates,” Robert noted. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Specifically, both positive and negative humour use by leaders is positively related to their subordinates’ job satisfaction when the relationship between the leader and subordinates is good. However, when the leader-subordinate relationship is bad, both negative and positive types of humour are associated with lower job satisfaction. In other words, for leaders, sometimes good humour has bad effects and bad humour has good effects on subordinates. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTo test their theory, the researchers developed two sets of matched questionnaires, one for leaders and one for their subordinates. They analysed responses from about 70 leaders and their 241 subordinates in 54 organisations. “The findings suggest that if leaders wish to integrate humour into their interactions with subordinates, they should first assess whether or not their subordinates are likely to interpret their humourous overtures positively,” Robert said.  These results also have implications for leaders’ strategic use of humor.“Instead of using humour to build relationships, leaders should work to build strong relationships through other means such as through clear communication, fair treatment, and providing clear and useful feedback. Humour then can be used to maintain those strong relationships,” Robert suggested. The study was published in the journal Group & Organisation Management.last_img read more

All admissions in colleges should be made online Partha

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday held a meeting with Vice-Chancellors of state universities and made it clear to them that all admissions in colleges affiliated to them will be strictly through online.”There has been some stray incidents of irregularities over admission last year. So students are not required to be physically present in colleges during the admission process this year. All admissions should be online. The colleges can later carry out verification during the freshers’ welcome or sometime later before the classes begin,” Chatterjee stated. Senior officials of the state Higher Education department also attended the meeting chaired by Chatterjee at Bikash Bhavan in Salt Lake. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Vice-Chancellors have also been directed to identify certain areas under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) which has created doubts among students. He feels that there has been some gap in communication with students in certain universities when it comes to CBCS system that has been implemented in almost all the universities in the state from this year onwards. It has been found that first year classes have started late in some universities and students have got less time to prepare for their first semester. Chatterjee directed the V-Cs to take necessary steps to ensure that students have a clear-cut understanding of the CBCS pattern. The minister also directed the V-Cs to take necessary measures to fill up vacancies for teachers and the non-teaching staff. “In a number of varsities, posts are lying vacant. If the varsities do not take steps to fill up vacancies on a war footing, we will have to take strong measures,” Chatterjee maintained.last_img read more