Chelsea vs Liverpool Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Premier League Live Telecast, Timings in India

first_imgLiverpool are the Premier League leaders at the moment, having had a perfect start to the 2019-20 campaign. Chelsea, on the other hand, sit ninth in the standings. The two face each other at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Chelsea has conceded on average more than two goals a game under new manager Frank Lampard this season, and the team’s fragile defense will be tested this weekend by the most devastating front three in the Premier League. Liverpool arrives at Stamford Bridge on a run of five straight wins to open the campaign, giving it a five-point lead — the biggest cushion after five games in Premier League history.With its usually solid defense keeping only one clean sheet so far, Liverpool is relying on the free-scoring attack of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to maintain the team’s winning streak. They have combined to score 10 of Liverpool’s 15 goals so far.Chelsea has conceded 11 goals in five league games — the same number the team has scored — with Lampard still trying to find the right balance between defense and attack. A 5-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers was typical of Chelsea’s rather chaotic start to the season.Premier League 2019 Live: CHELSEA VS LIVERPOOL Live StreamingWhere to watch Premier League 2019 Chelsea vs Liverpool live in India (TV channels)?The Chelsea vs Liverpool match in the Premier League will be played at the Stamford Bridge in London. The Premier League Chelsea vs Liverpool live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD1 channels in India at 9:00 PM.How and where to watch PL 2019 Chelsea vs Liverpool live streaming?The Chelsea vs Liverpool live stream will be available on Hotstar app and website in India for premium users. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. chelseaenglish premier leaguefootballlive streaming First Published: September 22, 2019, 8:40 PM ISTlast_img read more

MS Dhoni’s fitness concern for India ahead of Asia Cup opener vs Bangladesh

first_imgIndia enter the final phase of their preparations for next month’s World Twenty20 with the Asia Cup starting on Wednesday but a cloud of uncertainty over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s availability threatens to disturb the side’s momentum going into the opener against Bangladesh in Dhaka.The skipper’s fitness is a concern going into tomorrow’s match against the sprightly hosts, who have built a reputation of being giant-slayers on more than one occasion. (Asia Cup: Time for India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to be scared of Bangladesh) The continental championship will be played in a Twenty20 format from the usual ODI keeping the World T20 in mind and the need for the Asian teams to get some much-needed match time before the marquee event starts next month.For India, who are considered as title contenders, a good Asia Cup performance will give them the much-needed boost going into the World T20. (Asia Cup: Don’t take Bangladesh lightly, Ravi Shastri warns India)While Dhoni has always stated that “revenge is a very strong word in sport”, the Indian team will be keen to get even against a strong Bangladesh side that beat them fair and square in a three-ODI series at the same venue last year under hostile circumstances with a partisan crowd backing its team. (Virat Kohli appreciates Mustafizur Rahman’s growing stature in international cricket)This was against the backdrop of the controversial Rohit Sharma decision during the quarter-final of the 50-over World Cup in Melbourne.The ODI series last year saw the emergence of left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahaman, who bamboozled the Indian batsmen with his variations. This tournament will also give ‘Men in Blue’ an opportunity to crack the ‘Mustafizur Code’, having failed miserably the last time round. advertisementThe Indians have started their T20 preparations in right earnest having won back-to-back series against Australia ‘Down Under’ and Sri Lanka at home.In the six T20 internationals played this year, India have won five of them with the only defeat coming against Sri Lanka on an unusual Pune pitch in the last series. (Asia Cup T20: United Arab Emirates qualify for main draw)If India reach the finals of the Asia Cup, it will be another five T20 matches, taking the number of matches to 11 before the start of the World T20, and according to Team Director Ravi Shastri would be “just what the doctor ordered”.The team under Dhoni has looked set in the shortest format but the real test starts with the Asia Cup as the business end of the preparations commences.Momentum will be key from now onwards and Dhoni’s men will be keen to seize the initial advantage even though it won’t be easy by any means against a Bangladesh side, which will be more than a handful on home soil.The Indian captain has indicated that he will like to give game time to all the 15 players in the squad although it is the winning combination that is expected to play against Bangladesh tomorrow.The batting order looks set with the tried and tested combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma at the top of the order. Virat Kohli comes back at No. 3 after a much needed three-week break from cricket post Australia tour.India’s premier shortest format specialist Suresh Raina will be at No. 4 followed by Yuvraj Singh, who is slowly coming back in his elements, since that last over six in Sydney.Ravindra Jadeja and the big-hitting Hardik Pandya make it a strong top eight for India as far as batting in the T20 format is concerned.Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah complete the line-up. Bumrah, however, did not train yesterday and team sources said he is a “little under the weather and advised rest”.The batting order may have a lean day in office here and there otherwise are in an “auto-pilot mode”. But the Indian bowling will certainly be expected to get its act together on sluggish sub-continental pitches with Ashwin being the leader of the attack.After an indifferent performance in a high scoring ODI series in Australia, Ashwin found his mojo back at the start of the T20 series with 13 wickets from last six T20 games.In the series against Sri Lanka, he was virtually unplayable, grabbing nine wickets in three games with career-best figures of 4/8 in the decider in Visakhapatnam.Nehra and Bumrah make a good pace attack with one having loads of experience and ability to read match situations effortlessly, and the other with an unusual action able to rattle the batsmen bowling yorkers at will.advertisementBangladesh’s strength is their bowling attack with Mustafizur, Taskin Ahmed and Al-Amin Hossain expected to pose a lot of challenge for the Indian batsmen.With a handsome IPL contract, Mustafizur may again intimidate the Indian batsmen with Taskin and Al-Amin for support.Not to forget the enormous experience of skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. The duo on their day along with former captain Mushfiqur Rahim could tilt the scales in home team’s favour.Left-handed batsman Soumya Sarkar, World Cup hero Mahmudullah make it a decent batting line-up for Bangladesh.Squads:India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ashish Nehra, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel.Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider, Mohammad Mithun, Arafat Sunny.last_img read more

Joshua Aims for First World Title

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares LONDON, ENGLAND – Rising heavyweight phenom Anthony Joshua finally gets his chance to fight for a world title, facing IBF titleholder Charles Martin on April 9 in Joshua’s native England (Martin is from Missouri).Martin won the IBF title, which was vacant because champion Tyson Fury refused to fight the organization’s top contender, Vyacheslav Glazkov, instead opting to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after having beaten him last year for the lineal heavyweight championship (as well as the belts of various other “alphabet soup” organizations).Martin, 23-0-1,  beat Glazkov for the IBF crown.Joshua has had a short but spectacular career to this point, knocking out all 15 of his opponents in 7 rounds or fewer.At 6’5 with an 82-inch reach, Joshua has a slight advantage over the 6’5 80-inch reach Martin.An interesting component will be how the orthodox-stanced Joshua will fare against the southpaw Martin.Though Joshua is the oddsmakers’ favorite, some think he took the Martin fight too soon, because though he is a tremendous talent with a great combination of speed and power, Martin may be a bit too experienced for Joshua at this early stage of his career.last_img read more

Journalist Rajat Sharma is new DDCA boss

first_imgNew Delhi, July 2 (PTI) Senior journalist Rajat Sharma today beat World Cup winning India cricketer Madan Lal by 517 votes to become the new president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association. The results of the DDCA polls were announced today and Sharma’s group swept the elections winning all 12 seats. Sharma got a total of 1531 votes while former Test cricketer Lal could only poll 1004 votes. The third candidate in the fray, advocate Vikas Singh, got 232 votes only. It was a major setback for BCCI acting president CK Khanna, whose wife Shashi lost the vice-presidential battle against Rakesh Bansal, younger brother of former DDCA president Sneh Bansal. Rajesh beat Shashi by 278 votes while Bansal junior got 1364 votes to Shashi’s 1086 votes. The defeat might prove to be the end of the road for Khanna in DDCA, where he enjoyed supreme power for nearly three decades. Sharma and his panel’s candidature was backed by a political heavyweight from the ruling party with the IOA president Narinder Batra throwing in all his might. Batra incidentally is a former DDCA treasurer. “The moment Sharma got blessings from a senior cabinet minister, there was no chance in hell for any other candidate to win this election. What was not expected was a clean panel sweep. It will be good that Sharma will get a free hand to run the body. This also means that CK Khanna’s reign in DDCA ends unless he strikes some deal with Sharma,” a senior DDCA official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. Sharma was always considered as the favourite to win against Lal, who was backed by Khanna and former India opener Chetan Chauhan’s group.advertisement With DDCA being the first among equals to go into elections after the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee suggested path-breaking structural reforms, the polling also witnessed abolition of proxy system with nearly 3000 voters turning up to cast their vote. Among the other notable winners was former sports committee head Vinod Tihara, (1374 votes) who became secretary defeating nearest rival Manjeet Singh (998) by 376 votes. Tihara is expected to run the daily affairs of DDCA including a big say in all the representative teams — especially Ranji Trophy and men’s age group. The joint secretary’s post went to Rajan Manchanda (1402), younger brother of former treasurer Ravinder, who beat Pushpender Chauhan (953) by 449 votes. Pushpender is the younger brother of Chetan Chauhan. For treasurer’s post, Om Prakash Sharma beat Deepak Singh by 1241-891 votes. Coach Sanjay Bhardwaj was elected for the director’s post (first-class cricketer) while Renu Khanna became the woman director. Notable among other directors were Apruv Jain, son of former media manager Ravi Jain, who polled 1286 votes, Alok Mittal, Nitin Gupta, Shiv Nandan Sharma and Nitin Agarwal. PTI KHS BS KHS BSBSlast_img read more

Asian Badminton Championships: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu eye historic gold for India

first_imgIndian Olympic badminton players P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will look to win the country’s first gold medal since 1965at the Asian Badminton Championship in the absence of Tai Tzu Ying – their biggest competitor in the international arena. The Asian Badminton Championship begins on Tuesday in Wuhan, China.Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu have poor 5-15 and 4-10 head-to-head record against Tai Tzu Ying, the world no. 1 Chinese Taipei player.Sindhu will face Sayaka Takahashi of Japan in the first round of the Asian Badminton Championship women’s singles. Sindhu has defeated the world No. 16 at Japan Open last year.The Rio Olympic silver medal winner Sindhu seems to be struggling since becoming the first Indian to win the BWF Finals last year. She was ousted by Sung Ji Hyun in the pre quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open this year. There are chances that fourth seed Sindhu might face her again in the quarters.If everything goes well for the Indian, Sindhu might run into run into world no. 2 Nozomi Okuhara or world no. 7 He Bingjiao in the semi-finals.Saina Nehwal, on the other hand, will have to overcome Han Yue who defeated her at Syed Modi last year. The path further isn’t easy for the London Olympic bronze medallist as she has chances of facing world No. 4 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the next round.At a later stage of the tournament, she might come across world No. 3 Chen Yufei of China to make it into the final.advertisementIn the men’s category, Kidambi Srikanth will face Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia in first round. If Srikanth wins here, he is likely to face world champion and Olympic champion Chen Long in the next round.The Indian shuttler was ousted in the quarter-finals by Chen Long in the Malaysia Open earlier this month.Another Indian in contention, Sameer Verma will face Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the first round.In women’s doubles, the pair of Pooja Dandu and Sanjana Santosh, Aparna Balan and Sruthi K.P and the team of Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha S Ram will be seen in action in China.In men’s doubles, the lone pair of M.R. Arjun and Ramchandran Shlok will contest.Also Read | IPL 2019: Shakib to skip Bangladesh World Cup camp to stay with Sunrisers HyderabadAlso Read | Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia to lead India’s challenge at Asian Wrestling ChampionshipsAlso Seelast_img read more

Manchester City’s Leroy Sané reignites title race with winner against Liverpool

first_img 14 Laporte Substitutes (s 77′) 3 Danilo Man City Twitter Fouls Sergio Agüero celebrates rifling in the opening goal from an acute angle. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA 10 Aguero Read more 51 49 Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola react – video 14 Henderson 11 Salah 2 Walker Facebook Play Video 4 Kompany Twitter 10 Mane (s 88′) Liverpool 22 Mignolet Bernardo Silva did the build-up work on the left and for the first time Agüero had manoeuvred a yard for himself inside the penalty area. He was still left with an acute angle, shooting left to right, with an outstanding goalkeeper to beat in the shape of Alisson. Agüero had nicked the ball in front of Dejan Lovren but still had his opponent in close proximity.It was the kind of shooting opportunity, on the half-turn, that many strikers would have passed up, concluding that the chances of scoring were too remote. His finish was a beauty – swivelling on the spot and connecting with power and precision. The ball was still rising as it soared between Alisson and his near post and City had the breakthrough they craved.That goal continued Agüero’s record of having scored on all seven occasions he has faced Liverpool in league fixtures at this stadium. More importantly, it gave the home team an element of control when, until that point, Liverpool had seldom looked in trouble. Robertson had been coping with Sterling, Alexander-Arnold had the speed and agility to match Sané and, until that piece of brilliance from Agüero, it was unusual to see City finding it so difficult to create chances.Equally, the same could be said of Liverpool for most of the game and, if City’s supporters had any apprehension about seeing Danilo and Aymeric Laporte operating as their team’s full-backs, it was gone by the end.Liverpool’s 20-match unbeaten run was over and, for City, the title race had opened up with new possibilities. 49 Muric Perhaps Liverpool might have been better to employ more restraint once Andrew Robertson, the game’s outstanding performer, had turned Trent Alexander-Arnold’s long cross into the six-yard box for Firmino to equalise with a stooping header. It is difficult to be too critical after such an absorbing game but Liverpool lost their shape at the key moment and Sané punished them with a brilliantly angled finish.Klopp also made the point that, with the game goal-less, Vincent Kompany was fortunate to be shown only a yellow card for a scything challenge on Mohamed Salah.City certainly rode their luck at times and never more so than when Salah played Sadio Mané through the middle, the shot thudded off the post and for a split-second, as Stones’s first attempt to clear the danger came back off Ederson and started looping towards an exposed net it felt as if the entire stadium held its breath, anticipating an own goal.The technology showed nine-tenths of the ball had crossed the goal-line – but not the final tenth. Stones had somehow got back to hook the ball away, brilliantly, from beneath his crossbar and City were spared by a matter of millimetres. Sergio Agüero, the man with the grey-blue rinse, shines as City’s beacon (s 57′) LIV51MNC49% Goal attempts Read more Jürgen Klopp: ‘How on earth was Vincent Kompany not sent off?’ Share on LinkedIn Substitutes 1:42 Share via Email Facebook 8 Gundogan 23 Shaqiri 9 Firmino Share on WhatsApp 66 Alexander-Arnold If City were to prolong the argument, it was imperative they found a way past the leaders. Even a draw would have felt like a grievous setback for the reigning champions and, when Roberto Firmino nodded in Liverpool’s equaliser, approaching the midway point of the second half, a lesser side than City could conceivably have wilted under the pressure.Not this team, though. As the song goes, City fight to the end and it was not just their competitive courage to conjure up a decisive goal, courtesy of Leroy Sané, that delivered a message. It was the spirit of togetherness displayed by Guardiola’s players in that nerve-shredding finale when Liverpool started pumping balls into the penalty area.On one hand City have not kept a clean sheet during their past 11 fixtures. On the other it was a show of collective defiance during those fraught moments when Liverpool had Virgil van Dijk operating as an extra centre-forward. City gave everything to defend their lead, in the way that true champions do. They dug in, they formed an impenetrable blue line and, when it needed the ugly stuff, they were happy to oblige. In the process they made it clear to their opponents it is going to be one hell of a battle between now and the end of the season. Match stats Lineups 13 Alisson Premier League 8 Keita Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Premier League player ratings 26 Robertson 26 Mahrez 31 Ederson (s 65′) Corners Share on Messenger 30 Otamendi Barney Ronay 33 Gabriel Jesus LIV MNC It was the night Manchester City made it clear they have no intentions of relinquishing their grip, finger by finger, on the Premier League trophy.Pep Guardiola and his players will cling to the belief that this victory could be a decisive blow and, at the very least, it has clipped back Liverpool when they were threatening to pull away. 20 Bernardo Silva For Liverpool the priority must be not to wallow in self-pity. It is, after all, only a month ago that City were five points clear and looking capable of turning the title race into a procession. Liverpool still have a four-point cushion and, if they need encouragement, there is only one other club in history who has reached the new year unbeaten and not gone on to win the league – and that was Sheffield United in the 1899-1900 season.Liverpool will, however, reflect that the night could have taken a very different complexion but for an astonishing goalline clearance from John Stones. And Jürgen Klopp should be aggrieved that, having made it 1-1, his players left themselves so stretched when Sané collected Raheem Sterling’s pass and fizzed a diagonal shot past Alisson to score via the far post. 6 Lovren 17 De Bruyne 7 Sterling Read more Manchester City 7 Milner 4 van Dijk Share on Facebook 12 6 20 Lallana 3 Fabinho 21 Silva 15 Sturridge John Stones clears the ball off the line to prevent a farcical own goal giving Liverpool the lead. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images (s 86′) 19 Sane Liverpool Reuse this content 5 Wijnaldum 2 1 5 Stones Possession (s 86′) 18 Moreno match reports Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest 5 Man City Off target 3 Liverpool 4 Man City On target 4 Liverpool 25 Fernandinho Pinterest Topics When Liverpool watch the replays they will barely comprehend how Stones’s final swing of the ball missed Salah, from point-blank range, when even the merest of touches would have resulted in a goal. City made the most of their fortune and, when Sergio Agüero put them into the lead, five minutes before half-time, it was a reminder that the truly great strikers tend to save their best for the big occasions. Pinterest last_img read more

Les Miles Makes Big Assistant Coach Hire At Kansas

first_imgFans hold a University of Kansas school flag during the playing of the nation anthem prior to a game.LAWRENCE, KS – OCTOBER 11: Fans hold a University of Kansas school flag during the playing of the nation anthem prior to a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Les Miles has a long way to go to build up the program at Kansas, but he has already made a noteworthy hire to his offensive staff, bringing in Chip Lindsey from Auburn as his offensive coordinator.Miles and Kansas announced the move this morning. Lindsey comes to KU after two seasons at Auburn.“It is a great day when you can add a coach like Chip Lindsey to your staff,” said Miles in a press release. “He has a proven track record of putting exciting, electric offenses on the field and he also has built a strong reputation of developing his players. With the returning players we have on offense and the pieces that we are putting together now in recruiting, we have the potential to be much improved.”.@CoachLesMiles has hired Chip Lindsey as the #KUfball offensive coordinator.Welcome to the Jayhawk family, Coach Lindsey!MORE INFO ➡️— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) December 4, 2018A highly successful high school head coach in Alabama and Georgia, Lindsey spent one season on staff at Troy in 2010 before returning to the high school ranks.He then joined Auburn’s staff as an offensive analyst in 2013 before getting his first OC job at Southern Miss in 2014.After two seasons at USM, Lindsey spent a year at Arizona State before heading back to Auburn.At Southern Miss, Lindsey worked with current NFL quarterback Nick Mullens and he tutored projected NFL draft pick Jarrett Stidham the last two years at AU.last_img read more

The Ultimate Tokyo Travel Guide

first_img Tokyo is an electric place. In no other metropolis in the world will you find such a stark contrast between the city’s ancient history and its modern, buzzing nightlife. Sightseeing at temples by day turns into singing your heart out in karaoke parlors by night. As dusk settles, buttoned-up salary men and women loosen their ties and throw back a few cold ones at bustling izakayas. The conversations on the subway become progressively louder and more candid. It’s impossible not to get caught up in Tokyo’s hustle and bustle, especially if you’re only visiting for a few precious days.To make the most of your time in Japan’s largest city, we’ve outlined the best places to play, shop, eat, drink, and rest your head at the end of it all. Take it in and get ready for the urban adventure of a lifetime with our ultimate Tokyo travel guide.PlayRobot RestaurantGoing to the Robot Restaurant show is possibly the most touristy thing you can do in Tokyo. It’s also the most fun, eye-popping, and ridiculous live show on earth, and you absolutely have to see it for yourself. You’re first escorted into a gilded, mirrored lounge where you can order drinks (we recommend a bottle of bubbly on ice) before descending floors beneath the city into the theater. The loose story-line when we were there was about an evil dictator trying to destroy a forest and all its inhabitants so she could take it for herself. There was live drumming, neon costumes, technicolor wigs, laser light shows, pyrotechnics, choreography, and, of course, robots — hugely impressive machines remote controlled by the staff to move, light up, and breathe fire.Go after lunch or dinner (the food there is sub-par, eat before) for one of the best times you’ll have on vacation.Max Schwartz/The ManualYoyogi ParkIf you happen to be in Tokyo during the peak of sakura season (end of March through early April), Yoyogi Park is a great spot to view the bright pink cherry blossoms. If you’re really lucky, you’ll see thousands of people sitting under the trees on plastic tarps, eating, drinking, and celebrating the full bloom — also known as hanami, or “flower viewing.” Take a walk in the expansive urban park or go there to check out the Meiji Shrine.Ueno ParkOpened in 1873, this green public space was one of Japan’s first Western-style parks. It’s home to many of the city’s museums, like the Tokyo National Museum and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, as well as the Ueno Zoo. It’s also another fantastic place to catch the cherry blossoms in full bloom; the park’s central pathway is lined with more than 1,000 cherry trees. If you find yourself here in the chillier months, look for vendors serving hot bowls of oden,  a one-pot wonder made with things like sausage, fish cakes, boiled eggs, daikon, and konjac in a soy dashi broth.Max Schwartz/The Manual Max Schwartz/The ManualAkihabaraAn afternoon spent in this eclectic neighborhood will make you feel like a kid again. It’s always been a hub for electronics stores and, in more recent years, it has become a destination for anime, manga, figurines, and other collectibles. If you’re interested in going to a maid cafe, this is where you’ll find a majority of the good ones, though locals told us that they were pretty overpriced. Don’t leave the neighborhood without visiting Taito Arcade, a six-floor gaming center we’re you’ll find everything from crane games to Dance Dance Revolution. Our favorite stop was Akihabara Gachapon Kaikon, a small shop filled with rows of pod machines holding tiny collectible figurines. It was the perfect place to find little gifts and souvenirs that ranged from Gudetama action figures to scantily clad female characters.Sumida AquariumLocated on the fifth and sixth floors of Tokyo’s Skytree Town, a large shopping complex connected to Oshiage Station, Sumida Aquarium is a great activity for families and those who are fascinated with marine life. Here, you can observe aquarium staff working in the Aqua Lab and see the growth stages of jellyfish from infancy to adulthood. The best part is the large open tank where you can watch penguins and fur seals playing up close.Tokyu Plaza, Harajuku/Max Schwartz/The ManualShopTokyu Plaza Omotesando HarajukuThis bustling shopping center, which aims to be a “fashion theme park,” is more than just a place to drop some cash. Besides a collection of stores that sell clothing and home wares, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku boasts a rooftop cafe and garden that features a craft beer program in the warmer months. Even if you don’t have time to shop, check out the mall for its entrance alone, which features a cave of mind-bending kaleidoscopic mirrors that are meant to reflect shoppers and the ever-changing scene of the neighborhood.DaikanyamaIf you’re in the mood for high-end shopping, stylish cafes, and very fun people-watching, spend an afternoon in central Tokyo’s Daikanyama neighborhood. Some people say it reminds them of Brooklyn — for us, it conjured thoughts of sunny Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California. The unique neighborhood stands out from other areas of Tokyo, firstly because of how shiny, new, and modern the buildings look. Also, you’ll find more western-style cafes with people dining on veggie-forward sandwiches and salads al fresco rather than slurping bowls of noodles. We ate burgers at Blacows before popping into retailers like mega bookstore T-site, indigo specialty store Okura, and menswear shop High! Standard.B.C. StockWith locations all over the country, it’s easy to pop into one of B.C. Stock’s menswear stores, but we’re partial to the Shimokitazawa outpost. An equal mix of tailoring and streetwear, they have their own private label, but tout brands like Carhartt WIP and Journal Standard as well.Village VanguardWe stumbled upon this oddball bookstore after a day of shopping in Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa neighborhood, and it’s a must-visit if you’re looking to lose yourself in an amalgam of random — some useful, others … not so much — stuff. Yes, they have vintage manga, modern cookbooks, and plenty of cool magazines, but you’ll also find backpacks, action figures, candy, lava lamps, and other knick knacks you can’t live without. There is even a small music section where we discovered D.A.N., and now we can’t stop listening.Tokyu HandsThis Japanese department store sells anything you could possibly want or need. We’re talking everything from luggage and rucksacks to kitchen wares to grooming products galore. Think of it like a Japanese Target. Go here a day or two before you leave to shop for last-minute souvenirs.Udon Shin/Max Schwartz/The ManualEatUdon ShinUdon Shin is hands down one of the best meals you’ll have in Tokyo, and maybe all of Japan. There may be a small line queued up outside when you arrive, but don’t let that discourage you — it moves quickly and you can watch the masters making fresh noodles through the window while you wait. The butter pepper udon is completely dreamy, served with hot soy sauce and a soft boiled egg. We also loved the cold udon noodles with a shrimp and veggie tempura pancake, topped with chopped plum and dried bonito. Go with at least one friend so you can taste multiple bowls.NegishiThis Japanese chain specializes in tender, juicy beef tongue that’s downright addictive. Go at lunch and choose from set meals that include the charcoal-grilled meat, rice, pickles, oxtail soup, and tororo, which is yamato yams that have been cooked down into a soupy, sticky texture (it takes getting used to, but is full of nutrients). We stopped by the Harajuku location after an afternoon of shopping and sightseeing in Yoyogi Park.Max Schwartz/The ManualMitsukoshi Ginza Food HallSome of the best food in Tokyo can be found in depachika, aka the subterranean food halls located on the bottom-most floors of the city’s ubiquitous department stores. Almost every train station has one of these attached, or in close vicinity, but our favorite one to grab a bite is Mitsukoshi in Ginza. What is there not to eat at this sprawling food court, where you’ll find everything from elaborate salads topped with rainbow sashimi displays, Chinese takeout, yakitori, fresh juices, Italian food, and pretty much anything else you can dream up? Take your food to the rooftop garden before descending back down for round two. Don’t miss the newest Tokyo outpost of Dominique Ansel, where you’ll find gorgeous location-specific pastries and a vending machine that doles out the prettiest chocolates we’ve ever seen.Nagi RamenThis ramen chain is for fish lovers only. Nagi’s ramen broth is infused with dried baby sardines, so it’s bursting with an umami-rich flavor that — fair warning — might be too fishy for some to handle. But if you’re a fan of little fishes, Nagi is a true treat and definitely different from any other ramen you’re going to stumble upon in Tokyo.Tsukiji Fish MarketAs one of Tokyo’s principal culinary staples, Tsukiji Fish Market is an absolute must-see for anyone who wants to explore the heart and soul of sushi. If you’re jet lagged and find yourself restless at 3 am, definitely look into witnessing the famed tuna auction. Tsukiji is just as fascinating if you go at a more decent morning hour. Come hungry and sample as much of the day’s catch as you can while you weave between the small alleyways formed by a network of stalls. Taste uni right from the shell and take a seat at one of the many counters for an omakase breakfast. If you see ankimo (monkfish liver) on the menu, order immediately — it was one of the best things we ate in Japan.Max Schwartz/The ManualBlacowsIf you’re looking for a perfect lunch spot while shopping in upscale Daikanyama, Blacows is a neighborhood staple that serves one of the best burgers in Tokyo. They use 100-percent Black Wagyu beef and their buns are made in collaboration with Parisian bakery Maison Kayser. You really can’t go wrong with your order, but we suggest sinking your teeth into a bacon cheeseburger with all the fixin’s and a side of their perfectly crispy zucchini fritters.TorimasaThis upscale yakitori restaurant specializes in chickenserved in many forms as a multi-course meal. They started us out with a delicious block of tofu in a cold, salty sauce before we sampled preparations like lean, skinless breast; a fatty, succulent meatball that reminded us of kofta; and perfectly cooked liver. Charred leeks accompanied another skewer, which was a nice texture change after consuming so much flesh. It’s a small spot, so have your hotel call and make a reservation.Gyukatsu MotomuraYou may be familiar with tonkatsu, a deep fried pork cutlet that’s often served with a healthy helping of curry and rice. But if you haven’t had gyukatsu, its deep-fried beef cousin, you’re in for a real treat. Gyukatsu Motomura does it the best; they bread and deep fry one or two beef cutlets (depending on your hunger level) so it’s crispy on the outside but still rare in the middle. Then, they light a small tealight-fueled griddle in front of each guest so you can grill the strips of beef to sizzled perfection. Each meal set is served with a heaping mound of cabbage, rice, potato salad, pickles, wasabi, rock salt, and multiple sauces. Everything in Japan was one of the best things we’ve ever eaten, and gyukatsu was very high atop that list.Max Schwartz/The ManualMaruhachiMaruhachi specializes in Okinawan food, but any homesick American will feel a little at home here. Because there’s a large United States military base in Okinawa, twists on favorites like taco rice and canned foods like Spam have become popular in the area. The food here is fun and delicious. Order a glass of native awamori, a spirit distilled from rice that tastes similar to shochu, and a bowl of sea grapes, an edible seaweed that’s extremely high in nutrients and has a satisfying “pop” texture like caviar. Next, move onto a plate of traditional taco rice (a mountain-esque omelet topped with bonito) and fish cakes that are stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, and topped with crushed Doritos. If you’re feeling lucky, play a game of sushi roulette and pray you don’t get the piece that’s stuffed with wasabi.IchiryuuThis quick, casual restaurant is nearby the infamous Shibuya crossing, so you can get some grub as a reward for braving the crowds. Order at the machine, hand your tickets to an employee, and grab a seat. They serve up everything from rich ramen and udon to succulent fried chicken and satisfying fried rice, and you can wash it all down with an ice-cold whiskey highball. There are about 12 condiments to choose from when dressing up your bowl, so be adventurous and taste as many as possible.New York Bar Park Hyatt/Max Schwartz/The ManualDrinkNew York Bar at The Park HyattNew York Bar, situated on the 52nd floor of Shinjuku’s Park Hyatt Hotel, is an icon. Sure, it was made famous by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation, but that’s not the only thing that gives the lounge its magnetic allure. We paid the bar a visit on a particularly dreary evening after it had rained all day, so the entire city was shrouded in fog. As we settled into our plush booth and the jazz band started to play, slowly but surely, the fog lifted to reveal the twinkling Tokyo lights all around us.We suggest following in Murray’s footsteps by sipping Hibiki 17, but the extensive cocktail and wine list (boasting the largest selection of California wines in Japan) is on hand to please the cravings of any palate. If you come hungry, there are plenty of American-style nibbles to satiate all appetites. The cheese plate is top notch, which is a rarity in much of the country, as are the duck fat fries and Wagyu burger topped with creamy taleggio and crispy bacon. Our favorite dish is the barbecue pork rib tortilla, so succulent and tender you barely need a knife to cut it.Ben FiddichNowhere will you see cocktail making done with such precision and deftness as you will at Ben Fiddich. Tucked away on the ninth floor of a drab high rise in Shinjuku, swinging open the heavy wooden door of this clandestine den feels like something magical is about to happen. We suggest taking a seat at the long wooden bar — the seats are overstuffed armchairs — so you can see the cocktail action up close. The acclaimed owner Hiroyasu Kayama wasn’t there the night we went, but bartender Takeshi, who took care of us, was a master in his own right. Watching him work was truly mesmerizing because every pour and stir was deliberate and meticulous — truly Japanese bartending at its finest. We started with two drinks made with the fresh fruit piled behind the bar, one with kiwi and the other with mango. When contemplating a second cocktail, he asked me if we liked Bloody Marys, which was enthusiastically confirmed. What followed was the best iteration of the cocktail we’ve ever had, made with pureed red pepper, the perfect amount of spice and garnished with a slice of torched tomato.Mandarin Bar at Mandarin OrientalThe Mandarin Bar is, in our opinion, the most gorgeous place to drink in Tokyo. If it’s available, request the best seat in the house, which sits right in the middle of a small pool and requires you to cross a bridge to reach it without getting your toes wet. As you settle into your secluded table, order one of the expertly crafted libations from award-winning bar manager Yukiyo Kurihara. In addition to the bar’s permanent drink list, each season brings a limited-edition menu that celebrates different spirits and regions of Japan. As we were traveling during April’s cherry blossom season, we experienced the Sakura cocktail menu, featuring Mancino Vermouth. But you can’t go wrong with one of the Mandarin Bar’s classics like the Decade, made with sake, sakura liqueur, Japanese black syrup, yuzu zest, Okinawa black sugar, and wasabi salt.Max Schwartz/The ManualBar TrenchThis back alley bar is located on a quiet street near Ebisu station and is the perfect respite from the boisterous, bustling nightlife of the neighboring scene. Absinthe is the specialty — there’s always a section dedicated to the spirit on their ever-changing cocktail menu — and they boast the largest collection of bitters in Japan. Owner Rogerio Igarashi Vaz is usually behind the bar whipping up some of the most expertly-made drinks you’ll find in the city. Bar Trench is the type of place where time flies, and we easily spent three hours there trying a large majority of his creations. The menu changes seasonally and features classics like the Bloody Mary and Old Pal, along with signatures like the Shunga Cocktail made with shochu, ruby grapefruit juice, cucumber basil shrub, and absinthe. And then there’s the Jet-Black Bird, a whiskey and sloe gin cocktail that’s infused with activated charcoal and served with a side of theatrics.Eau de VieThere’s something mysteriously David Lynch about this cozy hotel lounge. When you step inside, the long bar has a single back-lit ledge for the bottles, a look that could easily place it on the set of Twin Peaks. The menu of classics is thorough, and most of them are served up in cocktail glasses that are actually true to size — no teetering 12-ounce Martinis here. Whether you’re staying at the Hyatt Regency or just want a quiet spot to drink in Shinjuku, this is the place.AlbatrossIn the 1980s, the Yakuza set fire to much of Tokyo’s old city to make way for new developments, but Golden Gai was spared because its supporters took turns guarding the area at night. This place is a sight to see. The network of six cramped alleyways is home to more than 200 bars, some of which only have enough space for a handful of people. You have to spend an evening here, but go knowing that the area is very touristy. Some bars only cater to locals, others are welcoming to foreigners, and our favorite of the lot is Albatross. The three-story (each floor fits about six people) bar is decorated with chandeliers, disco balls, ornate mirrors, and taxidermy, all cast under a warm, red light. Order a highball with their homemade plum-infused tequila.Max Schwartz/The ManualYona Yona Beer WorksThere are five of these craft breweries and restaurants spread throughout Tokyo, so you’re bound to stumble upon at least one during your visit. They have a healthy selection of namesake beers that you can try solo or sample in a flight, and non-beer drinkers can enjoy shochu, wine, and whisky. Hungry patrons can munch on everything, from coriander dumplings to house-made sausages, which include unique recipes like yuzu pepper, maitake and truffles, and spicy squid ink. End your visit on a sweet note with Yona Yona’s beer tiramisu.JBSKobayashi-san, the owner of JBS (Jazz, Blues, Soul), knows his music. What may seem like an overwhelming amount of records to some — about 10,000 albums lining the walls in total — is simply an organized collection for him as he chooses the next song to spin on the dual turntables behind the bar. With more space reserved for vinyl than alcohol, simple drinks are the name of the game, but a whisky highball is all you’ll want and need as you settle into the oft crowded room to drink with friends and enjoy the music.Beat CafeHanging out at Beat Cafe is like going to an old friend’s house who plays really good music and serves you strong highballs and heavy whisky pours. The atmosphere is fun, lively, and perfectly divey, reminiscent of New York’s Lower East Side in its heyday before the money moved in and the cool kids moved out. You’ll find a mix of locals, expats, and visitors, all there to relax, have a good time, and dance the night away.Music Bar RPMWhen you step into RPM, you’ll likely see the owner pouring drinks for regulars and spinning vinyl on double turntables behind the bar. He makes great classic cocktails and will give you a nice selection of drinking snacks to munch on while you sip. But he’ll absolutely overcharge you as a foreigner, so go with a local if you don’t want to spend the extra yen.Max Schwartz/The ManualSleepHyatt RegencyLocated in Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku neighborhood, the Hyatt Regency has everything you need for a pleasant stay. Their standard accommodations are comfortable and include a king or twin beds depending on your sleeping preference. Every room has a desk, a nicely sized bathroom, and bathrobes and nightwear — which is a common amenity in most Japanese hotels. The rooms are great, but it’s really the hotel’s facilities that make it so special.Help cure your jet lag by hitting the fitness center, which includes a gym, lap pool, hot tub, sauna, and full-service spa. The property boasts nine restaurants and bars, so you can get a good meal on-site if you’re feeling weary when you first arrive. We recommend springing for the daily breakfast buffet, which includes a smorgasbord of Western and Eastern favorites, from an omelet station and salad bar to miso soup and a large selection of homemade pickles. After exploring Tokyo’s vibrant nightlife scene, have a nightcap at the hotel’s Eau de Vie bar, a dimly lit cocktail den slinging expertly mixed classics.The Hyatt Regency staff is wonderful —everything from check-in to bag storage was a breeze, and the concierge is happy to make restaurant reservations or set you up with a sumo wrestling practice viewing. But perhaps our favorite part of the hotel was the convenience. Not only does it sit directly above Tokyo’s Oedo train line, there is a 7-Eleven right on the premises, which was very convenient for midnight snacks and buying umbrellas during spontaneous storms.Shiba Park HotelThis Minato neighborhood hotel recently underwent a major renovation, so the guest rooms are as plush as ever. Spring for one of the brand-new comfort rooms, which include ample space for both socializing and sleep, as well as a roomy bathroom and separate toilet room. Whether you’re in Tokyo for business or pleasure, amenities like a laundry room, three on-premise restaurants, and a hotel bar make your stay at Shiba Park extra convenient.The location is also prime as it’s walking distance to multiple train lines, great places to eat and grab coffee, and has multiple convenient stores within arms reach. What makes Shiba Park Hotel truly unique is its Japanese Culture Salon SAKURA. Open every day, they offer a variety of programming so guests can experience elements of Japanese lifestyle and entertainment from the hotel’s friendly staff. Choose from activities like calligraphy, origami, furoshiki, and tea ceremony. We were lucky enough to experience Shiba’s Manekineko class, where we got to learn all about the history and lore behind the money cat and paint our our mini versions to bring good luck and fortune into our own homes.Original video and photography shot by Max Schwartz. Hotel photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency.Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Manual’s larger Journey to Japan travel guide. Over the course of a month, our writers had the pleasure of experiencing Japan in its many forms, from high-rise bars in Tokyo to traditional tea-ceremonies in Kyoto. We hope this series of articles will not only inform, but inspire you to take your own trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. 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L-3 SAM Electronics to Provide SAMCon for 11 Hanjin Ships

first_imgzoom L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that 11 Hanjin Shipping container vessels calling at the U.S. West Coast ports of Long Beach and Oakland, Calif., are to be fitted with its SAMCon high-voltage onshore power connection facilities. SANIL Electric Co., Ltd. is the prime contractor to L-3 SAM Electronics, and the end user is Hanjin Shipping.SAMCon will enable the vessels to meet California’s upcoming strict clean air regulations, when berthed at terminals, without generating harmful noise and air pollutants caused by active diesel engines. Scheduled to come into effect early in 2014, the regulations require alternate provision of shoreside emission-free electrical power for vessels while their main and auxiliary engines are disconnected.“We are proud to be supplying one of the world’s largest container carriers with a power connection solution that provides a cleaner and safer working environment at some of the major ports in the U.S.,” said Reinhard Swoboda, senior vice president of L-3 SAM Electronics. “With SAMCon, we are able to meet growing worldwide demand for the restriction of noise, carbon dioxide and other noxious emissions traditionally generated by vessels while berthed in the confines of heavily populated ports.”Installed at the stern of each vessel, the SAMCon facility comprises a 40-foot container housing a complete range of electrical components designed for seamless acceptance of up to 7.2-MVA transferrable power at 6,600 volts together with a medium-voltage switchboard, control and monitoring facilities, and a customized interface between ship and shore. Components also include an extendable cable reel drum for direct connection to shore-based power sources.The modular SAMCon system can be easily adapted for different types of vessels and container configurations. SAMCon systems are already in use around the world, with assemblies aboard Hapag Lloyd vessels docking at the California ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close L-3 SAM Electronics, January 28, 2014last_img read more

Market gathers momentum

first_imgMarkets had a good showing last week and continued their gains from the previous week. The Midcap and Smallcap segment outperformed the benchmark indices on expected lines. BSE SENSEX was up 607.62 points or 1.68 per cent to close at 36,671.43 points. NIFTY gained 171.90 points or 1.58 per cent to close at 11,035.40 points. BSE Midcap gained 2.08 per cent and BSE Smallcap was up 3.91 per cent. This positive movement in the smaller stocks has brought smiles on the faces of many investors after a very long time. The gains in India were even though Dow Jones was down 576.08 points or 2.21 per cent at 25,450.24 points. The rupee gained 76 paisa or 1.07 per cent to close at Rs 70.15 to the dollar. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe election code would kick in immediately after the announcement of Lok Sabha election schedule and hopefully, some of the name calling by politicians would reduce. In any case, this election is going to be dirty and one should expect people not only accusing each other but then running to the Election Commission to file a complaint. Markets are in a much better frame of mind and FPI’s have seen buyers in recent weeks. This has helped in bringing about stability and the crossing of key resistance levels of 36K and 36.5K on the SENSEX and 11K on the NIFTY. The important point here is the fact that these levels have sustained through the week. Further, the breadth of the market has increased significantly, and larger number of stocks have seen increase in volume and price rise. Stocks gaining 10 per cent and more during the week are significantly higher than in previous weeks. The only sectoral indices which were down last week were the BSE IT and BSE TECK. This was on the back of the fall in prices of Wipro after the trust of Azim Premji sold shares worth Rs 700 crore. Other IT stocks like HCL Tech and Infosys were also weak while TCS gained ground. There is nothing negative about the IT space except the feeling that the major IT companies may guide for a muted growth when FY20 guidance is given for March 2019 results. Also Read – Insider threat managementThe CPSE ETF and ICICI Bharat-22 had very strong showing last week and registered strong gains as their underlying shares rallied. In the case of Bharat 22, ITC and Axis Bank also registered significant gains. These ETFs are likely to continue their momentum as more PSUs declare interim dividends. Essar Steel has finally found a resolution and is sold to Arcelor. One needs to keep their fingers crossed and hope that no more cases are filed by the erstwhile owners of Essar Steel. The way this group has misused public funds would be an interesting case study in the IIM’s of this country. Jet Airways plan to manage its resources seems to be seeing the light of day with SBI, Etihad and Naresh Goyal seemingly hammering out a plan of sorts. One hopes that this is also resolved sooner than later as already 20 per cent of the airline’s aircraft have been grounded so far for non-payment to lessors of aircraft. Markets are likely to continue to gain ground in the coming week with a correction or two also there. The momentum is there, and people will closely follow the elections and the efforts of the ‘mahagathbandan’ as it announces its parties and candidates for the first phase of elections. Ride the momentum and use sharp rallies to book some profits and take money off the table! (The writer is founder of Kejriwal Research and Investment Services. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

TSX closes higher Friday lawmakers meet to try to avoid fiscal cliff

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market advanced Friday after top U.S. congressional leaders struck a conciliatory pose as they got together to discuss a resolution to a looming fiscal crisis that has the potential to seriously disrupt the American economy.The S&P/TSX composite index registered its first positive close all week, gaining 66.34 points to 11,877.72.“It’s not unreasonable for people to be thinking about the worst case and fear is driving (the market) at the moment. But we don’t think the worst fears will be realized,” said Robert Gorman, chief portfolio strategist at TD Waterhouse.“There’s going to be a lot of drama. But at the end of the day, the consequences of this are so well-known, and so severe, that we think there will be some accommodation.”The TSX Venture Exchange was ahead 12.64 points to 1,235.34.The Canadian dollar added 0.03 of a cent to 99.9 cents US.U.S. markets also closed higher with the Dow Jones industrials ahead 45.93 points to 12,588.31, the Nasdaq up 16.19 points at 2,853.13 and the S&P 500 index up 6.55 points at 1,359.88.Following a morning meeting at the White House, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell both said they offered higher tax revenue as part of a deal. Boehner said he outlined a framework that is consistent with Obama’s call for a “balanced” approach of both higher revenue and spending cuts.North American markets have nosedived over the previous seven sessions as the results of the U.S. election deepened pessimism that politicians can avoid a “fiscal cliff” — a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect at the start of 2013.Some economists estimate that if the current automatic measures aren’t changed, about five percentage points will be cut from U.S. growth — plunging the world’s largest economy into recession and damaging an already fragile global economy.The TSX has tumbled 3.9% since the election as worries about a sudden slowing of economic growth would be bad news for a resource heavy market like Toronto’s, since a lessening of demand for oil and metals would put pressure on mining and energy stocks.The Dow industrials has fallen 5% as investors worry about higher dividend and capital gains taxes.Traders also took in data showing that superstorm Sandy depressed U.S. industrial output in October.The Federal Reserve says industrial output fell 0.4% last month, after a 0.2% gain in September. Excluding the storm’s impact, production at U.S. factories, mines and utilities would have been up about 0.6%.Tech stocks led advancers as Research In Motion Ltd. ran ahead 43 cents or 4.89% to $9.23.The gold sector was up about 0.85% as December bullion edged up 90 cents to US$1,714.70 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. was ahead 49 cents to $33.77 and Kinross Gold gained 18 cents to $9.51.Financials also strengthened during the afternoon as Royal Bank ran up 54 cents to $55.62.The telecom sector was positive after a report that BCE Inc. was planning to make a new takeover offer for broadcasting and advertising company Astral Media Inc. The CRTC killed a $3.4-billion deal last month, saying it wasn’t in the best interests of Canadians. Reports said the new deal seeks to overcome regulatory opposition with a plan to auction off a number of Astral’s English broadcast assets. BCE shares were ahead 61 cents at $41.99 while Astral shares ran ahead $2.14 to $44.40.The TSX energy sector drifted 0.35% higher even as December crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved up $1.22 to US$86.67 a barrel as investors monitored fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza and its potential impact on supplies. Canadian Oil Sands climbed 41 cents to $20.47.The base metals sector was slightly higher as December copper fell one cent to US$3.45 a pound. HudBay Minerals gained 22 cents to $9.15.Elsewhere on the corporate front, Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread for the U.S. market and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. The company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn’t return to normal levels by Thursday evening.The Canadian Press read more

Niagara Police investigate violent home invasion

Niagara police are searching for a group of men after a violent home invasion in Welland.A group of disguised and armed men entered a home on First Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.The men assaulted the people inside the home and fled the scene before police were notified of the attack.Police believe that this home invasion was not a random act of violence and are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call Detective Tom Neilson at 905-688-4111 ext. 3344.

UNICEF and Fox Kids Europe announce partnership to promote girls education

UNICEF said it would work together with Fox Kids Europe (FKE) on a series of promotional initiatives throughout the five-month build-up to the Fox Kids Cup international final. The Fox Kids Cup 2003 will be the biggest in its history with an expected participation of more than 200,000 players from 20 countries. Each participating country will host tournaments in association with national football federations or schools’ associations. The tournaments will begin this month in more than 130 cities around the world. All children participating in the Cup will be asked to collect pledges from spectators, fans and friends in support of girls’ education and UNICEF’s “Go Girls! Education for Every Child” campaign, which aims to get girls into school in 25 priority countries by 2005. “This partnership gives us the chance to spotlight the right to education as fundamental to every child’s development,” said Marjorie Newman-Williams, Director of the Division of Communication at UNICEF. “Every effort to get a girl into school is one that helps to safeguard not only her future but also that of an entire generation of girls and boys.”UNICEF and FKE first teamed up last year to promote “Say Yes for Children,” a campaign in which over 94 million people pledged support for 10 basic principles to protect and improve the lives of children. Shari Donnenfield, FKE’s Executive Director of Research and Marketing, said UNICEF’s commitment to sport and children makes it the ideal partner for the tournament. read more

Torstar names John Boynton as new CEO and publisher of the Toronto

Torstar names John Boynton as new CEO and publisher of the Toronto Star TORONTO – Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) named a senior executive from loyalty rewards company Aimia Inc. as its new chief executive and publisher of the Toronto Star, picking a marketing veteran to help tackle challenges including declining print revenue.The newspaper publisher and digital media company said Friday that John Boynton will assume the top job effective March 31. Boynton has been chief marketing officer of the Americas Coalitions business at Aimia, the Montreal-based owner of Aeroplan.“John is a proven strategic leader and a turnaround specialist with a unique blend of marketing and advertising experience that will benefit both Torstar’s newspapers and its digital businesses,” Torstar chairman John Honderich said in a statement.“His background in leading successful teams in a variety of businesses, including data, digital, technology, Internet, mobile, video, entertainment and consumer goods, is ideally suited for Torstar at this time in the company’s evolution towards a more digital and mobile future.”Torstar’s latest results out on Wednesday highlighted the company’s struggles. Like many other newspaper publishers, its revenue dropped in 2016. Print advertising sales fell as both advertisers and readers moved online. At the same time, revenue from digital ventures like Star Touch, the Toronto’s Star’s tablet edition, has not offset those losses.Before joining Aimia (TSX:AIM), Boynton was chief marketing officer for Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). He also held senior roles at Sprint Canada, AT&T Canada, Scott’s Hospitality and Pepsico.Torstar said that Boynton’s background in marketing and advanced data analytics and monetization will help the company in offering new opportunities for its advertising and marketing clients.“I am excited to be part of the future and hope to lead a fantastic team to a new chapter in leveraging these assets in new ways to drive new growth,” Boynton said in a statement.BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Casey wrote in a note to clients that Boynton’s experience is relevant to Torstar as it struggles to transition its business model from print to digital.“Boynton brings extensive experience and expertise in social, digital, and mobile strategy and execution,” Casey wrote.Torstar has spent millions in recent years in an effort to develop its digital business, including Star Touch. However, Star Touch, which was based on the La Presse tablet app, has failed to meet readership expectations.Boynton succeeds David Holland, who retired officially Friday.————————————————————————–Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 3, 2017 6:31 am MDT Last Updated Mar 3, 2017 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

NCAA announced sanctions for Oregon infractions

The NCAA has imposed two years of probation on Oregon after finding it violated rules related to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the track and field program.The NCAA’s decision issued Wednesday said women’s coach Kelly Graves failed to “monitor and promote an atmosphere of compliance in his program.” The infraction stemmed from an assistant strength coach’s participation in on-court activities during and after practices, which caused the team to exceed the number of allowable coaches. Graves must serve a two-game suspension this season.The NCAA found men’s coach Dana Altman failed to properly monitor his director of basketball operations, who took part in or observed at least 64 individual voluntary workouts in violation of NCAA rules.The decision also said an adjunct instructor changed a grade for a track and field athlete, allowing the athlete to remain eligible.Additionally, the decision said the football program improperly used an electronic reader board in the team’s facilities for recruiting purposes. The team immediately stopped after being told it may be out of compliance.___More AP college basketball: and M. Peterson, The Associated Press read more

The Patriots Arent Quite Their Usual Dominant Selves This Year

Playoff %Playoff % This year, though, New England is a perfect 5-0 at home but only 3-3 on the road — respectable but nowhere near the league’s best. (The Pats have also been outscored by 11 points in away games, against a road schedule that ranks just 28th in average opposing Elo.) And this might come up in the playoffs, unlike so many seasons in which the Pats had home-field advantage through the AFC title game.1Since 2010, New England has played a total of 15 non-Super Bowl playoff games — of which 13 have been hosted at Gillette Stadium. Right now, New England is in line for the AFC’s No. 2 seed behind the Kansas City Chiefs, but only a half-game separates them from the fourth-seeded Steelers.Owning the turnover battleTurnover margin is one of the most important factors in determining who wins or loses any football game. Conventional stathead wisdom, though, tells us that outlier turnover seasons — whether avoiding them on offense, forcing them on defense, or both — are unsustainable. While there are some ways a team can influence its tendency to have more takeaways than giveaways, a lot of it also comes down to luck.Unless, of course, you’re the Patriots. New England perennially dominates this category, ranking first by a mile from 2010 through 2017 with a +116 turnover differential, almost double that of the next-best team. A lot of that is a function of having Tom Brady at QB; he’s tied for the second-lowest interception percentage of any passer in NFL history. But the Pats are also great at avoiding fumbles — only the Falcons had coughed it up fewer times since 2010, and no team had lost fewer fumbles than the Pats. And their defense had forced the second-most turnovers of any team this decade (behind the Giants), ranking second in interceptions and tied for third in fumbles recovered.Such opportunism has historically paid big dividends for New England, but this year’s squad is still trying to recapture that formula. The Pats are currently +5 in turnovers, which ranks ninth in the league but is nothing special by their standards. Brady has his highest interception rate since 2013 (his seven picks already are only one off of his full-season total from last year), driving a big overall increase in giveaways per game, though the team is being more careful in recent weeks. And while the Pats have forced at least one turnover in all but one game this season, they are tied for eighth-to-last in the league in games with three or more takeaways, six behind the league-leading Bears.Yards and pointsIn addition to — and correlated with — their dominant turnover differential, the Patriots have always had another trick up their sleeves in terms of winning extra games. It involves their yards per point (YPP): essentially, how efficiently they turn field position into scores on offense and how inefficiently they force opponents to do the same. By definition, when you have a lower YPP than the opponent, you will win more often because you’re trading field position for points at a more favorable rate than they are.Like turnover margin, YPP is supposed to be pretty inconsistent from year to year, bouncing around with a team’s luck at picking up key first downs and converting red zone chances, along with the all-important knack for “bending but not breaking” on defense. Yet the Pats dominate this category so thoroughly and so consistently, it might be the single biggest factor in their ongoing success. Not only had they ranked first in both offensive and defensive YPP since 2010, but their net YPP differential of +5.6 was more than double the No. 2 Packers’ +2.5 mark over that span.(This is one of the big reasons that worries about the Patriots’ defense always need to be tempered. Belichick’s team has traditionally punched above its weight in terms of points allowed, just because it always makes opponents work so hard to turn gains on the field into rewards on the scoreboard.)This season, the Pats remain among the top net YPP teams, ranking fourth, but they are not quite dominating like usual. They rank just seventh in offensive YPP and sixth on defense, with a net YPP of +2.8, which trails the Bears, Saints and Chiefs. On top of the increase in turnovers per game from above, New England’s efficiency rankings on third down and in the red zone are worse, and the team has slipped in those same “situational” categories on defense. And if you want another cause for the Patriots’ YPP decline, their net starting field position is -2.6 yards per drive this season (meaning the opponent starts 2.6 yards closer to the end zone than the Pats), after a decade in which that number was a league-best +4.6.In other words, many of the little things that usually add up to that massive YPP advantage for New England aren’t quite working as well so far this year. But the good news for the Pats is that their turnover margin and net YPP tend to improve radically from this point in the season onward, in no small part because Belichick specifically tries to build a tough, physical team that thrives in bad weather. So even in a relative down season by their key indicators, don’t be surprised if the Patriots build them up at least some before season’s end.Gronk smash!Tight end Rob Gronkowski has long been the Pats’ not-so-secret weapon on offense, helping the team transition seamlessly from the powerful Randy Moss-Wes Welker offense of a previous era to the version that’s been terrorizing the league for most of this decade.But the famously fragile Gronk has appeared to show his age and mileage this season more than perhaps ever before. He’s missed three games with various ailments, and when he has played, he’s been limited to just 63.0 yards per game with a career-low 0.25 touchdown catches per contest. Gronkowski’s reduced mobility has hurt his trademark ability to rumble after the catch for spectacular gains, and it’s made him much less of a focal point in the offense than he’s accustomed to being. When on the field, Gronk has seen only 18.7 percent of the targets in the Pats’ passing game, his lowest number since getting 17.7 percent as a rookie.But Gronk’s influence on the Patriots’ offense remains undeniable. In the eight games the star tight end has played in 2018, Brady’s passer rating is 98.2; in the three he missed, it dropped to 91.6 (league average is 94.9). Even with Gronkowski playing in a more limited physical condition than usual, producing less of a statistical footprint than before, this is confirmation that he’s still one of the biggest engines driving the Patriots’ success. The biggest question might simply be what kind of durability Gronkowski’s banged-up body will have over the rest of the season.Brady stays ageless … sort ofAlong with Belichick, the one constant in New England’s dynasty has been No. 12 under center. Brady has probably been the single most valuable player in the NFL this century, and he’s been crucial in engineering five Super Bowl titles for the Patriots with his consistency, leadership and ability to rally the team back from seemingly insurmountable deficits.But at 41 — an age at which almost no other QB has ever been productive — there is a near-constant watch for any sign of slippage in Brady’s performance. And he has been a bit less sharp statistically than in years past. His adjusted net yards per attempt index at, which measures passing efficiency relative to the league (where 100 is average), is 111 this year, down from 117 last season and 138 the year before that. It hadn’t been so low since Brady was barely above average (102) in 2013.Of course, there are reasons for Brady’s decline that go beyond his advanced age, from Gronk’s aforementioned absences to a four-game suspension for top target Julian Edelman at the start of the season and a WR corps in flux early on before adding Josh Gordon and shuffling roles for the likes of Phillip Dorsett and (WR-turned-RB) Cordarrelle Patterson. But Brady has managed to work around weird receiving situations before — and, in fact, his passer rating was better over the season’s first four games (94.0) than it’s been over the four most recent ones (90.8).Combine that with a ProFootballFocus grade that’s down a bit from last season (though still sixth-best among QBs) and those ubiquitous stats about Brady’s off-target throws (at 22.1 percent, no qualified passer has thrown an errant pass more frequently this year), and it’s fair to ask whether Brady is playing at quite the same level as he did over the past few seasons. Whether because of Brady or the receivers, the Pats are currently tied for eighth in adjusted net yards per attempt — their worst showing since (again) 2013, a season that saw New England fall short in the AFC title game.2Though it does bear mentioning that six of the eight Super Bowl champs this decade ranked among the top 10 in ANY/A, right in line with the Pats’ current performance. Taken altogether, these numbers reveal a Patriots squad that is not fully playing at the level it’s used to at this stage of the season. And that shows up in big-picture indicators such as Elo or even point differential, where the Pats’ +58 margin is its weakest of the decade through 11 contests. But even so, a lessened version of the Patriots still ranks among the league’s top teams. And as we mentioned above, the Vikings will be a good opponent for Belichick to use as a measuring stick for his roster. According to our combination of matchup quality (i.e., the harmonic mean of the teams’ Elo ratings in each game) and game importance (how likely it is to swing either team’s odds of making the playoffs), this will be the fourth-best game of the week: HOU95.73.8CLE1.31.45.21462 GB6.13.0ARI<0.1<0.13.01412 BUF56JAX55BUF 24, JAX 21-13.0– WSH38.9%+/-19.5PHI23.7%+/-11.130.61525 NO81NO83NO 31, ATL 17-0.9– CIN75%CIN63%CLE 35, CIN 20+13.4– The best matchups of Week 13Week 13 games by ranking of average Elo ratings (using the harmonic mean) plus ranking of total potential swing for the two teams’ playoff chances, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL predictions CHI96.33.9NYG<0.1<0.13.91474 KC99.90.2OAK<0.1<0.10.21479 IND29.514.5JAX0.10.114.71468 IND68IND70IND 27, MIA 24-0.6– SEA74.910.5SF<0.1<0.110.51460 HOU58HOU63HOU 34, TEN 17+2.3– PIT70PIT69DEN 24, PIT 17+0.0 Home teams are in bold.The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. DEN13.010.7CIN6.45.316.01453 Game quality is the harmonic mean of the Elo ratings for the two teams in a given matchup.*Average change is weighted by the likelihood of a win or loss. (Ties are excluded.)Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group LAC88.27.0PIT93.95.612.61619 DET1.31.6LAR>99.9<0.11.61550 LAC84LAC85LAC 45, ARI 10-0.9– MIA5.13.9BUF1.31.35.21425 Here’s a surprise: The New England Patriots are 8-3, leading the AFC East, with some of the best odds in the conference of winning the Super Bowl.Oh, right. I’ve just described basically every Pats season in recent memory. This is the ninth consecutive season that New England has won at least eight of its first 11 games. The team’s current Elo rating of 1641, however, is the lowest it’s been through the same stage of the season since 2009 (and we don’t talk about that season).So what are we to make of these Patriots, then? After overcoming the typical early season hiccups, is this year’s version ready to build championship momentum down the stretch like normal? Or is there still something a little bit off about a team that was showering its punter (of all players) with praise after an uncharacteristically modest win over the lowly New York Jets last week?In advance of New England’s showdown Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, let’s take a look at some of the Patriots’ calling-card metrics to see whether this season is business as usual in Foxboro.Road warriors?One of the Pats’ most eye-catching statistics during Bill Belichick’s time as head coach has been their near-invincibility at home, where they’ve won 87 percent of their games this decade. But their road record — winning more than 70 percent of the time away from Gillette Stadium — could be even more remarkable. From 2010 to 2017, the Pats’ winning percentage on the road was about 10.5 percentage points higher than what we’d expect from their home record — the third biggest gap in the NFL (behind the Cowboys and Eagles): NE77NE82NE 27, NYJ 13+0.4– Team ACurrentAvg. Chg*Team BCurrentAvg. Chg*Total ChangeGame Quality BAL46.118.0ATL4.23.121.01539 While the game has a lot more at stake for Minnesota, whose spot in the playoffs is still not fully locked in, there is still plenty for the Patriots to play for as well. Not only will this game affect seeding for the postseason (Elo says the Pats currently have a 60 percent chance of securing a first-round playoff bye), but it will also be another telling data point as to whether the Pats can get back to their mega-dominant form of the recent past, or if they’ll be merely good — but mortal — according to their signature metrics.FiveThirtyEight vs. the readersIf you want to know where your team stands, FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings are a good indicator. You can check them out in our NFL prediction interactive, which simulates the rest of the season 100,000 times and tracks how often each team should make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. Did you know you can also pick against the Elo algorithm in our prediction game? Try it out, and maybe you can climb up our giant leaderboard.Here are the games in which Elo made its best — and worst — predictions against the reader picks last week: CHI53CHI59CHI 23, DET 16+2.9– MIN62.813.6NE99.11.014.61610 OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION MIN71MIN60MIN 24, GB 17-10.0– DAL65DAL67DAL 31, WSH 23-0.5– Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 12Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 12 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game On average, Elo beat our readers by 18.9 points in the game last week, bringing its record to 11 wins and one loss so far this season. Readers had the best pick of Week 12 — rightly pumping the brakes on Cincinnati’s chances of beating the Browns — but they were punished for picking against Elo in the Bills’ upset over the Jaguars, and they didn’t show enough faith in the victorious Vikings, Eagles and Bucs.Among individual users who did better than average, congrats are in order to Ryan Gnizak, who led all users in Week 12 with 263.5 points, and to Greg Chili Van Hollebeke, who held on to a slim lead for the entire season with 934.5 points. Thanks to everyone who has been playing — and if you haven’t, be sure to get in on the action! You can make picks now and still try your luck against Elo, even if you haven’t played yet.Check out our latest NFL predictions. CAR62CAR57SEA 30, CAR 27+4.1– BAL83BAL81BAL 34, OAK 17-2.3– TB63TB58TB 27, SF 9-5.7– PHI80PHI69PHI 25, NYG 22-8.1– DAL60.313.3NO> PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.ResultREADERS’ NET PTS TEN20.57.2NYJ<0.1<0.17.21417 CAR30.914.9TB0.70.815.71492 read more

Modric thinks Liverpool do deserve to be in the final of

first_imgLuka Modric, Real Madrid’s midfielder, has voiced his opinion that Liverpool’s spot in the final of the Champions League is well earned and issued a warning for his teammates.The Reds are on their way to win their first Champions League since back in 2005 – it is to be decided on May 26 in Kiev.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Their opponents, Real Madrid, are most certainly the favourites to win the clash as they won the tournament three times out of the last four. However, former Spur Modric thinks they are a force to be reckoned with and they did not get where they are by chance.“They weren’t one of the favourites, but when you look at the matches they’ve played you see that Liverpool deserve to be in the final,” Modric said, according to the SportsMole. “They’re a good team, they have a great coach and a very difficult match awaits us. But we will be prepared.”last_img read more

USMCA Necessary for Soy Report Does Not Convey Full Scope of Benefits

first_imgWhile the International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) demonstrated marginal increases in agricultural exports, the value of USMCA to soybean producers goes beyond the pages released yesterday. The report is a good tool, yet it does not account for valuable non-tariff provisions in the “new NAFTA” –or look back historically on the myriad benefits to agriculture since NAFTA’s inception.Davie Stephens, soy grower from Clinton, Kentucky, and American Soybean Association (ASA) president said, “USMCA builds upon the strong foundation set by the original NAFTA. Under NAFTA, the value of agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico increased to roughly $43 billion each year. Soybean exports to Mexico quadrupled under NAFTA, making Mexico the number two market for U.S. soybeans, meal and oil. We also saw a doubling of soybean exports to Canada, making it the number four market for soybean meal and the number seven market for soybean oil.”Stephens continued, “We know that the modernizations included in USMCA will make trade with our North American neighbors even smoother. These non-tariff enhancements include the highest enforceable sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards of any trade deal to date, an enforceable biotechnology chapter that supports 21st century innovations, and create a rapid response mechanism to address trade challenges. These provisions not only serve to update the North American agreement but set a paradigm for future free trade agreements.”While continuing to review and assess the ITC, the American Soybean Association reaffirms its support for USMCA and urges Congress to pass the agreement once the bill arrives. Passage of USMCA is vital to ensuring continued trade with two of U.S. soybeans’ top trading partners, Canada and Mexico.last_img read more

Selectmen Residents Are Ready To Fix Annual Town Meeting Possibly Move It

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — During the “Public Comments” portions of this week’s Selectmen’s meeting, former Selectwoman Suzanne Sullivan asked the board to consider making reforms to the Wilmington’s Annual Town Meeting.“There’s some residents in town that are concerned about the way Town Meeting operates. It’s not conducive to people’s lifestyles today. It’s held on a Saturday. The last Town Meeting was over 10 hours. It was brutal. Some of us want to see some changes,” Sullivan told the Selectmen. “I’m proposing that the board take the reigns on this issue and create a committee to review the way town meeting operates today, how other towns do it, and if we should make some changes.”“It’s not fair to expect a senior citizen to sit in the audience for 10 hours. I don’t think it’s fair to expect anybody to sit that long,” added Sullivan. “It’s not fair for people. There needs to be discussion about this. After the last Town Meeting, something has to change. This isn’t right.”Sullivan lamented the fact that there’s often just 50 or 100 people making major decisions for the entire town. She also panned the random draw feature, noting residents find it frustrating not being able to plan when a particular article is going to come up.Sullivan pointed out that most area towns seem to hold their Town Meetings on weeknights.“A group of residents have already have some proposed changes in a draft form after researching how other communities run their meetings,” said Sullivan. “I’m proposing tonight for the Selectmen to get on board or take the lead, but we want to give you the opportunity to do that instead of going to a Special Town Meeting or Annual Town Meeting with petitioned requests for changes.”Selectmen ReactSelectman Mike McCoy noted that he’s currently the board’s representative to the Bylaw Review Committee and the Committee is already discussing this very issue.“During one of our meetings, I made a motion – with unanimous support – that we explore the possibly of changing the date of Town Meeting from a Saturday in May to a Saturday in March when there’s no sports or Holy Communions,” responded McCoy. “I’m now hoping we go one step further and go with a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday night format, with a 7pm start and 10pm cut off time, similar to Tewksbury’s. I would totally agree with that.”“We talk about getting people involved. We talk about increasing participation among the residents. Well, we need to make everything easy for the residents. They foot the bill in this town. A lot of folks are busy on a Saturday in May,” added McCoy.“I happen to agree with Mr. McCoy. The Town Meeting should be held on weeknights. That’s how other towns do it. That’s something we should really look at,” said Selectman Ed Loud. “I’d like to move this forward and not wait for the Bylaw Review Committee, which started at least a year-in-a-half ago. I’d like to invite Suzanne and her group in to give us ideas and maybe we consider a Selectmen-backed proposal.”Selectmen Chair Kevin Caira expressed a desire to hear the recommendations of the Bylaw Review Committee, but also agreed that the board needs to explore changes to Town Meeting.“We’ll see if we can get something moving on this,” said Caira.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Sullivan Thanks McCoy For Sounding Alarm On Olin; Asks Board To Run Water Line To Cook Ave.In “Government”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Rob FasuloIn “Government”last_img read more

Samsung Health partners with Calm adds tools to track sleep manage stress

first_img1:37 Review • Galaxy Watch Active review: half the price of the Apple Watch, but not as smooth Share your voice $199 Now playing: Watch this: See it Mobile Post a comment $188 See It Walmart Snap serious selfies with Samsung’s Galaxy A30 and A50 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Samsung Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (black) News • Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 pictures leak Samsung is integrating the Calm app’s features into its health app. Calm Samsung is teaming up with the Calm mindfulness app. The app’s maker said Monday that subscribers can now access Calm content through the Samsung Health platform. To set it up, tap the Mindfulness icon in your Samsung Health app. Follow the steps to sync your account or create a new Calm account. The integration makes for better ways to track your mental and physical health, according to Calm. The Calm integration is available for Samsung devices operating on the Android Pie OS, including the new Galaxy S10 phones and the Galaxy Watch Active in Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, the US, the UK and Ireland. It requires a Calm subscription, which starts at $60 per year.Alex Will, chief strategy officer at Calm,  welcomed bringing Calm to new platforms to help users sleep better, manage stress and ease anxiety. Samsung also said it’s excited to partner with Calm.”Our work with Calm is going to make it easier than ever for Samsung Health users to practice mindfulness, so they can work towards achieving better overall health,” said Samsung Senior Vice President Peter Koo. Dell Tags 0 $199 Samsung Galaxy Watch Activelast_img read more