He was asked about his support for Real Madrid and replied: “Clearly. If I say the contrary, that I support neither, then that would be hypocritical and I would be tainted as a liar. And I certainly don’t like to be called a liar. “Imagine if I said that I loved all teams, and then it came out that I supported Madrid since I was a lad, went to 27 ‘Clásicos’ in the past, that I celebrated Madrid wins with friends in a bar… I prefer to call it as it is.” 16/11/2015 In an interview with Diario AS, Tebas said: “That Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi leave is like the independence of Catalunya, impossible.” Sport EN CET Upd. at 20:24 La Liga president Javier Tebas has confirmed once more that he is a Real Madrid fan and that he can’t see a future without Messi and Ronaldo in the Spanish top flight.
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About KP SportsKP Sports, one of the fastest growing collegiate sponsorship, ticket sales, event marketing and consulting companies, has created highly successful partnerships with NCAA Intercollegiate Athletic programs, conferences and other sports clients. KP Sports’ unique model for delivering results is based on being a true extension of its partner’s vision and goals. KP Sports delivers outstanding revenue results by providing unique and valuable investment opportunities that are focused on building long term relationships with its corporate partners and clients. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and KP Sports and Entertainment, LLC have reached a multi-year partnership agreement in which KP Sports will serve as the exclusive sales and marketing representative for the Southland Conference. “The Southland Conference is excited to partner with KP Sports as our exclusive sponsorship sales and marketing representative,” Southland commissioner Tom Burnett said. “KP Sports has proven itself as a successful entity in collegiate athletics marketplace, and within the Southland Conference, and we look forward to growing our sponsorship and marketing opportunities in the years to come.” About the Southland ConferenceHaving commemorated its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Southland Conference is now in its sixth decade as a dynamic and respected consortium of 13 member universities in three states. Beginning with a historic meeting of five institutions in Dallas on March 15, 1963, the Southland Conference set on an extraordinary course that has proven successful well into its half century of existence. Current Southland member institutions include Abilene Christian University, the University of Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist University, the University of the Incarnate Word, Lamar University, McNeese State University, and the University of New Orleans, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. “We are excited to join commissioner Tom Burnett and his executive team of highly skilled professionals in enhancing and building upon the tremendous amount of success the Southland Conference has enjoyed over the past several years in creating a unique and valuable brand for its members and corporate partners,” Kerry Perry, president of KP Sports, said. KP Sports provides sales and marketing representation for several collegiate sports properties nationally including Southland Conference member institutions, McNeese State and Nicholls.
Cloud computing is currently experiencing phenomenal growth, and by some estimates, the growth rate in the cloud market is four to five times higher than the growth of spending on traditional software. IDC estimates that this year cloud service revenues will exceed $36 billion, up over 28 percent from last year. About two-thirds of that is spending on SaaS and one quarter is on infrastructure or IaaS.While overall the cloud market is robust, many vendors are finding the new IT landscape in the cloud to be a challenging one, particularly existing vendors. Competition is fierce as the market is awash in startups and new vendors. Migrating to the cloud is also requiring many vendors to retool and rewrite much of their existing software. Vendors are finding that they also need to retrain and restaff in order to acquire the right talent and skill sets for effectively developing for and deploying to the cloud. And a further complication for existing vendors is a reluctance to move to the cloud because of a worry of the potential that a cloud version of their product could cannibalize their existing business with lower pricing.Vendor challenges are likely to equate to customer headaches. IDC estimates that 30 percent of today’s cloud vendors will be out of business by 2015. The IDC report says this is likely because the cloud market “is a relatively new one with many players entering and leaving the playing field. Therefore, it is imperative for CIOs to ensure due diligence when selecting a cloud service provider.”Chris Morris, vice president at IDC for for Asia/Pacific cloud services and computing research, told SearchColudProvider.com that “those 30% [of vendors] which fall from view will likely be replaced by at least that many new entrants. So for the CIO and any vendor managing an ecosystem of partners, managing the market churn will be onerous.”
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Man City midfielder Gundogan: Title-race on if we beat Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveIlkay Gundogan says Manchester City can win the Premier League title – if they can beat Liverpool tonight.City are seven points off the league leaders ahead of tonight’s highly anticipated clash at the Etihad.”Of course, the pressure is great for us,” Gundogan told Sport Buzzer. “I think it’s a game that’s at the absolute top level. It’s going to be tight, as you’ve seen in the first 0-0 draw.”We have a chance to reduce the gap to four points now, and then I think the season is long enough to make up for that in the rest of the games.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing modestly lower, having recouped much of a steep loss from earlier in the day after a former adviser to the White House pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.News that former national security adviser Michael Flynn would co-operate with the probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election initially sent the market stumbling, but investors were encouraged after Senate Republicans signalled they have enough votes to push forward on a tax overhaul bill.Technology and industrial stocks accounted for much of the decline. Energy companies led the gainers.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index 5 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,641. The Dow Jones industrials lost 40 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 24,231. The Nasdaq composite gave back 26 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6,847.___11:45 a.m.Stocks veered sharply lower after ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.Flynn, a former national security adviser, also said Friday he would co-operate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging investigation.Investors worried that the developments could spell trouble for the White House and its legislative agenda, including a massive tax overhaul that has been making progress in the Senate.Small-company stocks, which would benefit the most from corporate tax cuts, fell far more than the rest of the market.The Russell 2000 index plunged 2.2 per cent.The Standard & Poor’s 500, a broad measure of large companies, fell 28 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 2,619, erasing its gain from Thursday.The Dow Jones industrials lost 237 points, or 1 per cent, to 24,036.___9:35 a.m.Stocks are off to a mixed start following a big jump the day before that sent the Dow Jones industrial average through 24,000 points for the first time.Technology shares, an investor favourite since the beginning of the year, slipped in early trading Friday.Qualcomm was off 1.1 per cent after Bloomberg News reported that Broadcom, a rival chipmaker, won’t make a new offer for the company until next year.Meal kit maker Blue Apron was up 5 per cent after naming a new CEO. The company has struggled since its initial public offering in June.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,645.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 25 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 24,248. The Nasdaq composite fell 15 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 6,858.
Shimla: Faced with tremendous pressures, Himachal Pradesh Power and Multi-Purpose Projects (MPP) Anil Sharma on Friday resigned from the cabinet but asserted that he will continue to serve as a member of the state assembly.”I have sent my resignation to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur this morning,” he told the Millennium Post, minutes after his resignation was delivered at Chief Minister’s office. The Chief Minister, who was campaigning in Mandi, confirmed about Sharma’s resignation that has been accepted. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The minister had been facing pressures from the BJP to make his position clear after his son Ashray Sharma, along with grandfather Sukh Ram (former telecom minister) had joined the Congress and also got the ticket to contest Mandi parliamentary election against sitting BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma. When asked about circumstances leading to his resignation, Sharma said, “I have been facing a serious dilemma after my son and father had joined the Congress. Though I had made my position clear to the Chief Minister the kind of statements and cheap remarks being made about me and my family left me very much hurt.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIt’s now clear that Sukh Ram’s ambition to see his grandson Ashray Sharma rising has cost his son Anil Sharma dear. Sharma had joined the BJP in 2017 just before the assembly polls. Earlier, he was a cabinet minister in the Congress government. Ashray was instrumental in his entry to the BJP but now a reason for his exit too. The outgoing minister said on Thursday that the Chief Minister was in his constituency and tried to ridicule him publicly. This has hurt him and compelled to call it a day. He said, “I had no plans to make a political career when I contested by the first election in 1993. But my son definitely has an aptitude and interest to keep the legacy of his grandfather alive. I have decided not to stand by him. My status as a minister is not something bigger than the son’s career.” Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday mounted a fresh attack against Sharma. “You, despite being in my cabinet, kept contacting people to mobilise against BJP candidate. You even challenge the Chief Minister’s status saying it’s easy to be CM or MLA but impossible to be a leader. And, all these months your father (Pt Sukh Ram) frequently kept asking choicest portfolios to Anil Sharma and a Rajya Sabha seat to Ashray (grandson). What are you people (family) up to? I have so many secrets to tell as this family been a political opportunist.” When asked whether he will campaign for his son, Sharma said no in affirmative. “I will neither campaign for the Congress (i.e. his son) nor for the BJP,” he added. About Mandi seat, he said, “Wait and watch. It’s going to be a close finish. Ram Swaroop Sharma should not take shelter behind the Chief Minister if he wants to fight a battle. Let it be Ram Swaroop Sharma vs Ashray fight, not Jai Ram vs Ashray.”
Sustainable approaches for urban water sanitation have gained firmer voices and more spaces for implementation in recent years. But some issues in our water management systems persist. One of them is the excessive dependence on water supply. Most urban areas have resorted to importing water from further and further away. Many large Indian cities have to source water from long distances, ranging between 50 and 200 kilometres due to exhaustion of remaining sources or pollution in nearby ones. Also Read – A special kind of bondAlong with an increased cost of raw water and losses due to leakage, such methods are ecologically unsustainable. The example of Tehri dam highlights this clearly. Popularised in national imagery as the tallest dam in Asia and as a technological feat, the dam supplies water to Delhi, situated about 300 km away. At 260.5 metres, the structure was built upon the waters of the Bhagirathi and Bhilangana tributaries of the Ganga. The river has been embedded in the cultural cosmology and livelihoods of the local population. Also Read – Insider threat managementThe Tehri jheel (lake), which formed as a result of this dam, submerged nearly 55 square kms of the fertile river valley. In Garhwal, where over 70 per cent population depends on agriculture for livelihood and only 12 per cent land can be used for cultivation, this proved to be calamitous. Even before the dam began functioning in 2006, it had submerged the town of Tehri and affected close to 125 villages. This led to the displacement of over 1 lakh people. But the sequence of such displacements continues due to silting and landslides along the reservoir’s periphery. The region is situated along the highly active Lower Himalayan fault line, where earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.5 or greater are highly probable. A study carried out by the National Geophysical Research Institute in 2012 found smaller earthquakes in a radius of 20 km linked to changes in reservoir levels at the Tehri dam. These added to the already existing menace of landslides which were common in the area due to deforestation and incessant constructions. There are several Tehris in the pipeline. To avoid this we must encourage knowledge which leads away from incessant supply of water. India’s future water needs stand compromised due to overdependence on conventional water supply and consumption frameworks. This demands a renewed focus on an inclusive approach towards urban water management. So, when the water gushes out of our taps next time, let’s be aware of its journey. (Saakshi Joshi is a Senior Research Associate with the Urban Water-Waste Management Unit, CSE. Her current work includes capacity building and policy research for urban water and sanitation management. The views expressed are strictly personal)