Remi Garde will watch Aston Villa take on Tottenham on Monday night ahead of his expected appointment.The Frenchman, 49. is poised to take over from Tim Sherwood, who was sacked last week.Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald will still take the side for their game against Spurs, with Garde’s first match in charge set to be Sunday’s visit of leaders Manchester City.Garde left Lyon in 2014 after three years for personal reasons and held talks with Newcastle earlier this year.He won the title as a player with Arsenal in 1998 and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed last week Villa’s chief executive Tom Fox – who previously worked at Arsenal – had been in touch to sound him out about his former player.The ex-France international will become Villa’s fifth manager in five years as they battle relegation again. 1 Remi Garde
Liverpool fans have been given a scare ahead of their trip to Southampton.The Merseysiders will be looking to maintain their place at the top of the Premier League, but they may have to do so without Philippe Coutinho.The 24-year-old Brazilian was spotted outside a hospital in the city on Thursday, and it is believed he returned from international duty with a tight hamstring.He has six goals for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds this season and they face the prospect of lining up at St Mary’s without their star playmaker.Not only that, Adam Lallana is also a doubt after limping off with a problem during England’s draw with Spain and the former Saints midfielder will also be assessed.But the main concern is the problem with Coutinho. Some reports suggest it is just precautionary and that he will be fine for Saturday’s 3pm kick-off.It means another club has been affected by the international break and Reds fans are not best pleased – check out what they had to say, below… Philippe Coutinho: The Brazilian (left) is a doubt for Liverpool’s game with Southampton 1
The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Look who came to visit me! 😘 @punslayintwoods #superbowltwitterdate pic.twitter.com/LzH0d63taT— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) December 6, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES READ: Tennis star Bouchard has a date after losing Super Bowl tweet betif patriots win we go on a date?— TW1 (@punslayintwoods) February 6, 2017 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim It seems like the things between Genie Bouchard and John Goehrke, the guy she lost a Super Bowl bet to on Twitter, didn’t end last February.Months after their much-publicized first date, the Canadian tennis star on Friday posted a photo of her and Goehrke looking cozy while sitting on a couch.ADVERTISEMENT Rookie Nambatac gets major role as Rain or Shine deals with injuries Goehrke won a date with Bouchard, the world no. 82, when he bet on a New England Patriots win even with the Atlanta Falcons leading big, 28-3, after the first three quarters of the Super Bowl earlier this year. — Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) February 6, 2017When the Patriots made the stunning comeback and defeated Atlanta, 34-28, in overtime to win the NFL title, Bouchard ponied up and went to dinner and a Nets game with Goehrke.READ: Bouchard pays off blind date bet at NBA game They have not been seen publicly together since, but with Bouchard’s new photos, it’s obvious they have definitely stayed in touch.Gettin in the Xmas spirit like 😂 @punslayintwoods pic.twitter.com/6dExQozObj— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) December 7, 2017Goehrke, meanwhile, remains a modern day legend for Twitter users. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sure https://t.co/4W763IHkgBADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
India’s stand-in Test captain Virat Kohli scored 66 and Murali Vijay added 60 as the tourists played out a draw in the two-day match against a Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI that concluded on Friday.The match was organised on short notice to give the Indian players some much-needed match practice ahead of the first Test against Australia which begins Tuesday at the Adelaide Oval.The four-Test series had initially been due to begin in Brisbane this week but had been rescheduled following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes.Playing at the Glenelg Oval in suburban Adelaide, the Australian team batted first and scored 243 while India replied with 375 in their first innings. The Chairman’s XI was 83 for 5 in their second innings at stumps on Friday.Vijay and Kohli, who both retired to give other batsmen time in the crease, shared a 123-run stand, steadying India’s innings after the visitors were 36 for 2 late on the opening day.Vijay took one bouncer on the body that flicked up and hit the helmet, but composed himself quickly. Hughes died last Thursday, two days after being hit in the head from a short-pitched delivery during a domestic first-class match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Asked what the ideal revenue mix would be in the next few years, Kelly and Sareyan both said they want to reach a 40 or 50 percent mix between e-media and print. Carrigan said IDG is already there. “We’re already in a space, in digital, where the advertising is bigger than print ever was,” he said. “We’re seeing an expansion in digital. We’ll manage print as best we can.”“We’d like 50 percent,” Sareyan said. “But ad pages remain very important and they often lead an integrated buy.”But how do you build a business when you’re putting in more money than you’re getting out? Carrigan said it’s about creating programs that drive leads, rather than sell eyeballs. “There’s no reason why worldwide magazine brands shouldn’t drive very high CPMs,” he said. And a strong database is critical for that, he added. “Marketers are willing to pay dearly for qualified leads.”Kelly pointed out that Amex Publishing is owned by American Express—which has one of the largest databases in the world—and is partnered with Time Inc. “I spend a lot of my time trying to tap into that database, and tying into all the things we can do for marketers,” he said. “The whole 360-degree approach is an area where we’ve had a lot of success.”Social networks remain a distinct challenge for publishers. “There are things to generate revenue directly and there is indirect revenue,” Carrigan said. “We try to get people to do one more thing on our Web sites and then sell against that.”“We’re only dipping toes in the water,” Sareyan admitted. Kelly said: “I’m letting American Express figure it out and share their learnings with us.” Moderator Jack Myers, Amex Publishing CEO Ed Kelly, IDG CEO Bob Carrigan and Meredith EVP Andy Sareyan (photo: Doug Goodman) SAN FRANCISCO—The magazine industry can’t afford to have a “protectionist” strategy about businesses that are not growing, and instead should manage them for profit and apply resources to growing areas of the business, IDG CEO Bob Carrigan told attendees at the American Magazine Conference here Monday. In a wide-ranging conversation under the banner “Reshaping the Model for Magazines,” Carrigan—who unlike fellow panelists Amex Publishing CEO Ed Kelly and Meredith EVP Andy Sareyan is an executive in b-to-b and in the tech sector—seemed to be more e-centric than either Kelly or Sareyan.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Fort Bragg’s 440th Airlift Wing may not be saved after all, according to members of the Air Force Reserve unit based at the installation’s Pope Field.The airmen say they expect the Air Force to announce shortly that it will inactive the wing by the end of the fiscal year, reported the Fayetteville Observer.A spokeswoman for the 440th, however, said no official announcement has come down from headquarters.The Air Force first proposed deactivating the 440th as a cost-cutting move two years ago in its fiscal 2015 budget request, but last month North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis (R) told the Observer that Air Force officials were considering a compromise that would satisfy the Army’s airborne training requirements at Fort Bragg. Tillis successfully added a provision to last year’s defense authorization bill requiring the Air Force to consult with the Army over its plan to dismantle the unit.Tillis and much of the state’s congressional delegation been fighting the Air Force’s plan say dismantling the airlift wing would hinder the ability of airborne units at the post to quickly deploy to global hotspots.“For years, bureaucrats at the Pentagon have embarked on a reckless and short-sighted pursuit to shutter the 440th Airlift Wing, even though it would negatively impact America’s Global Response Force during national emergencies,” Tillis said. “The most disappointing aspect of the Pentagon’s secretive process is how disrespectful it is to the Fayetteville community and the airborne soldiers, airmen and families at Fort Bragg who have a deep personal stake in this decision,” the senator said.The Air Force has been drawing down the number of personnel in the 440th over the past two years. Its staffing has fallen below 700 airmen and civilians, down from 1,200 earlier.
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury).#7) What will you do as State Representative to help individuals and families in Tewksbury, Wilmington and beyond who are struggling as a result of the opioid epidemic? As State Representative I will be compassionate and understanding to help families and individuals who are struggling with the opioid epidemic, while being tough on those who are pushing this poison on our streets.The families I’ve spoken to over the course of the past 8 months want better access to affordable and successful treatment facilities. They also want to see dealers punished with longer prison sentences. Throughout my campaign, I’ve been working very closely with Representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman), who is also a candidate for U.S. Senate. Recently, Geoff Diehl released “HOPE,” his Comprehensive and Compassionate Plan for fighting the opioid epidemic when he becomes Senator. I invite the community to read more about at https://diehlforsenate.com/issues/opioid-addictionWhen Geoff and I our elected to our respective positions in November, I will have a positive and effective working relationship with both Geoff and other elected officials in the State House to advocate for bringing more federal funding to Massachusetts and the 19th Middlesex District so we can finally give families and our community the help they need.#8) What will you do as State Representative to help attract and maintain small and large businesses in Wilmington and Tewksbury? Do you consider yourself a business-friendly candidate? Why?I want to be a best friend for businesses. As State Representative, I would have voted against the recent passage of the “Grand Bargain” bill. Unfortunately, this bill isn’t going to help attract and maintain small and large businesses anytime soon and could prove quite costly in the long run. I want Government off the backs of those who are the lifeblood and job producers in our community.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email email@example.com and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: State Rep. Jim Lyons (Tewksbury’s Other State Rep) Endorses PrinzivalliIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”
Share your voice Enlarge ImageGodspeed, Herr Piëch. Volkswagen Ferdinand Piëch, who oversaw Volkswagen Group for much of the modern era, has died at the age of 82.News of the former executive’s death first broke Monday evening via local German reports. VW Group released a statement on Tuesday confirming Piëch’s passing. “On behalf of all 660,000 employees, the Supervisory Board and the Management Board express their sincere coundolescense to the family and pay tribute to Piëch’s great service to Volkswagen, the Group brands, and the development of the automobile as a whole,” the statement read.Current VW Group Chairman Hans-Dieter Pötsch said the late executive has “written automotive history — as a passionate manager, ingenious engineer and a visionary entrepreneur. Since the 1960s, he has significantly shaped the development of the automobile, pushing forward the entire industry and above all Volkswagen, transforming the company into a global mobility group.”Finally, VW CEO Herbert Diess added, “Above all, Ferdinand Piëch brought quality and perfection down to the last detail in the automotive industry, deeply anchoring it in the Volkswagen DNA. I look with gratitude and great respect at his life’s work.”According to a report from German newspaper Bild, via Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the former VW Group Chairman collapsed at a restaurant on Sunday evening during a trip to Upper Bavaria. He was transported to Rosenheim Hospital where he reportedly passed away. What caused Piëch to collapse is unknown and VW’s official statement did not mention the executive’s cause of death.Piëch, the son of Ferdinand Porsche’s daughter Louise, spent nearly his whole life holding posts within VW Group. His engineering career began at Porsche before then-CEO Ferry Porsche ordered his dismissal along with all other family members from the company. He moved to Audi before heading up VW Group as its CEO from 1993 to 2002. Following his CEO role, he became VW Group chairman and retired from the position in 2015. Famously, Piëch stopped a hostile takeover of VW by Porsche in 2008. Following former Porsche chairman Wendelin Wiedeking’s announcement that he intended to acquire 75% of VW shares during the course of 2009, Piëch swooped in. Combined with fallout from the global financial crisis of 2008, Piëch swayed outside investors, whom Wiedeking had courted, to not fund the takeover. Porsche creditors called in loans and sent Porsche into financial crisis. In the end, it was VW that acquired Porsche. 2019 Genesis G90 review: Luxury’s most screaming deal? News • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is pricey, starting from $36,840 2019 Arteon is Volkswagen’s stylish flagship Originally published Aug. 26.Update, Aug. 27: Adds statement from VW Group. 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ Preview • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Flagship fastback feels familiar Review • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon review: VW’s CC followup is more than just a carbon copy Checking the tech in the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 0 More From Roadshow Volkswagen Porsche Post a comment More about 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Car Industry 33 Photos 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best Tags Now playing: Watch this: 1:58
Representational image | ReutersA few days back, Ralf Vandebergh, a Dutch astronomer captured the image of X-37B, a secret US space plane that has been conducting secretive experiments in the skies since September 07, 2017. The Dutch astronomer also revealed that this secretive space plane was spotted after searching vigorously for many months. Just two days after the discovery, two strong earthquakes, measuring 6.4 and 7.1 in the Richter scale hit Southern California.Now, Tyler Glockner, a popular conspiracy theorist who runs the YouTube channel ‘Secureteam10’ has suggested that the spotting of X-37B and the strong tremors could be an indication of the US government’s secret weather control program.”The moment these double earthquakes began down Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, we happened to see this highly classified reconnaissance space plane floating by in the general area of space. Theories already abound that some sort of HAARP weapon is being tested to create said earthquakes or somehow manipulate the underground tectonics to manifest said earthquakes,” said Glockner in a recent video uploaded to YouTube, Daily Star reports.The video uploaded by Glockner has already gone viral on the internet, and within 24 hours, it has racked up more than 2,38,000 views. After watching the video, viewers of Secureteam10 also shared their opinion regarding the theory put forward by Tyler Glockner.”These earthquakes felt like they were being remote controlled or something, didn’t feel like the natural earthquakes I’ve experienced in the past,” commented KnownCharacterMen, a YouTube user.”You have been deceived. Earthquake? Sonic blast in earth’s fault line is man-made. California is earmarked as a national park. They want you gone,” commented John Dory, another YouTuber.However, self-proclaimed seismic researcher Frank Hoogerbeets has a different story to tell. As per Hoogerbeets, it is a critical planetary alignment which is causing the rise in seismic activities on the earth. Hoogerbeets believe that a megaquake which may measure more than 8 in the Richter scale will hit the planet on July 10, 2019.
Mission Mangal and Batla House day 4 box office collectionYouTube ScreenshotMission Mangal has had a terrific first weekend at the box office with its collection going close to Rs 100 crore on its day 4. On the other side, Batla House too performed well at the commercial circuit, and inched close to Rs 50 crore by the end of SundayAkshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal has had an excellent start at the Indian box office with a collection of Rs 29.16 crore on the holiday of Independence Day. It became Akshay’s biggest opener of all time.The film had faced a major decline in its earning on second day as the collection was almost half of the opening day business. Mission Mangal had collected Rs 17.28 crore on second day, but picked up strongly on Saturday. The film had earned Rs 23.58 crore on third day at the domestic market.Nonetheless, Mission Mangal enjoyed huge occupancy in theatres across the country on its day 4, and witnessed an impressive collection. The movie collected Rs 27.54 crore at the Indian box office on Sunday, taking its total earning close to over Rs 100 crore by the end of the first weekend.While the movie was just short of Rs 2.44 crore to reach the first milestone, Mission Mangal crossed the mark by Monday afternoon.On the other hand, John Abraham starrer Batla House too has been doing well at the ticket counters. The film had started with a collection of Rs 15.55 crore, followed by a decline on second day as it earned Rs 8.84 crore. However, it also witnessed a jump in business on Saturday as it collected Rs 10.90 crore on day 3. Batla House witnessed further growth in collection on Sunday as the film collected Rs 12.70 crore on day 4, inching close to Rs 50 crore.It will be interesting to see how the two films will perform over the weekdays.