In his autobiography, Zlatan Ibrahimovic admitted to feeling betrayed by Milan when they sold him to PSG for €20 million in 2012.According to reports, Ibrahimovic is going back to San Siro, where he never wanted to leave.The 37-year-old Swede revealed details in his new book titled ‘I am football’. He gave an insight regarding his experience with former Milan CEO Adriano Galliani.In excerpts from the book were published by La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Ibrahimovic wrote: “Galliani told me: ‘Ibra, you have nothing to be worried about, we won’t sell you.’“A few weeks later, I was in my holiday home in Vaxholm. I had just returned from water skiing and saw there were five missed calls on my phone from Mino Raiola.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I’d made him swear not to call me during my vacation, so I knew something was going on. ‘We have to talk,’ he told me. ‘Leonardo will call you.’“I wondered who this Leonardo was, then put it together. Leonardo… the director of sport at PSG. ‘Listen, I don’t want to talk to him. There’s nothing to talk about, seeing as Galliani promised I wasn’t for sale.’“Raiola replied: ‘Well, see, in reality, they’ve already sold you…’ ”
Kunchacko Boban: FacebookMollywood star Kunchacko Boban has been blessed with a baby boy. Kunchacko’s wife Priya Ann Samuel delivered the baby on April 17, 2019, and the couple welcomed a new member to their family after waiting for fourteen years.Kunchacko Boban himself confirmed this news on his Facebook page, and he thanked everyone for their prayers and blessings.”Blessed with a Baby Boy. Thank you all for your Prayers, Care & Love!! Jr.Kunchacko gives his Love to all,” wrote Kunchacko Boban on his Facebook page.Kunchacko Boban’s Facebook post welcoming a new family member to his family has already gone viral, and as of now, it has racked up more than 78,000 likes, 10,000 comments, and 1,400 shares. In the comment section, people are pouring wishes, and they believe that a junior romantic prince has taken his birth in Kerala.Kunchacko Boban has been the most valuable romantic hero in Mollywood since his debut in the industry through ‘Aniyathipravu’ in 1997. Even though the actor is now 42-years-old, Mollywood movie buffs consider him as a youth icon, and all the credit goes to Chackochan’s spectacular physique, and graceful dance moves.Kunchacko is now busy with the works of his upcoming movie ‘Virus’ directed by Aashiq Abu. The film is based on the Nipah outbreak which happened in Kerala in 2018. As per reports, Kunchacko Boban is playing the role of Dr Suresh Rajan, a physician in a government hospital in this movie.Apart from Kunchacko Boban, ‘Virus’ also stars Asif Ali, Tovino Thomas, Rahman, Indrajith Sukumaran, Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Dileesh Pothan, Parvathy, Rima Kallingal and Remya Nambeesan in other prominent roles. The film is expected to hit the screens in Summer 2019.Kunchako’s recent release was ‘Allu Ramendran’. The film was directed by Bilahiri, and it emerged as an average success at the box-office.
Listen 00:00 /00:18 00:00 /00:16 X Several athletes have turned down invitations to the White House in the past. What if the Astros are invited? Pitcher Lance McCullers has been thinking about that. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 4The team has been reflecting on their season, and met with reporters Friday afternoon at Minute Maid park, moments before taking part in the downtown parade in their honor. Outfielder George Springer says first baseman Yuli Gurriel has had a tough time making amends for a gesture perceived as racist earlier in the series. Share Gurriel took off his batting helmet and nodded his head when he faced Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Garvish in game seven of the series, in an apparent effort to make further amends. Members of the Astros have been reflecting on their win. Third baseman Alex Bregman is ready for more. 00:00 /00:17 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Listen The Houston School District cancelled Friday classes so that students, staff and their families could attend the parade. Houston officials had to extend the parade route honoring the World Series champions after more fans than expected showed up. X Third baseman Alex Bregman figures he’s in, if the team is asked to Washington. Listen 00:00 /00:05 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA flood alert remains in force across Stafford Borough – with the Environment Agency saying flooding is possible in the area. The alert is in force for the River Sow and the River Penk following heavy rain in the past few days. No further rain is forecast however and the Environment Agency expect the river levels to fall overnight, according to the latest update shortly before 5pm this evening (December 24). An Environment Agency spokesman said: “River levels remain high at the Milford river gauge as a result of rainfall over the weekend. “Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, December 24. “Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Sow between Great Bridgeford and Shugborough, the River Penk between Coven and Stafford, the Sandyford Brook, the Rising Brook, the Ridings Brook and the Saredon Brook. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels have peaked and will fall overnight. We are monitoring the situation. Read MoreWeather warning for fog issued for North Staffordshire and South Cheshire “Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/18, or as the situation changes.” The Flood Alert is one of 21 in force across England. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .
Deutsche Telekom has launched a new iPhone app called Shair that enables users to discuss shows they watch with Facebook contacts, as well as the possibility to make comments on shows in real time.The Shair app enables users to access synopses and other background information about shows as well as information on directors and actors. The app can currently identify shows on 15 channels carried by Telekom’s IPTV service including services from ARD, ZDF, RTL and ProSiebenSat.1.Telekom cited a recent study by Bitkom showing that about 50% of TV viewers use the internet to obtain additional information at the same time via laptops, smartphones or tablets.
IT magnate and The Apprentice star Lord Sugar has stepped down from his role as non-executive chairman at UK connected TV platform YouView.Sugar, founder of pioneering electronics brand Amstrad, will step down from his position at the broadcaster-backed IPTV service over the next few weeks, with a replacement chairman to be announced in due course.He was first drafted in to replacement Kip Meek, who had resigned from the joint venture platform following a series of pre-launch hitches in 2011. The platform – which is backed by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, telco TalkTalk and television infrastructure firm Arqiva – finally went on sale last summer.“When I joined YouView in 2011, my brief from the shareholders was to use my experience in the electronics industry to get the product to market and into the homes of consumers. Having done that successfully, my job is complete and I will now focus my time and attention into my other businesses.“I’d like to thank all those who are part of the YouView project, including its suppliers, staff and shareholders and I wish them every success for the future,” said Sugar.
Internet media platform provider Blinkx has launched a dedicated app and open source HTML5-based Blinkx video player for Tizen-based mobile devices.The Blinkx app, available through the Tizen store, will replicate the look and feel of the recently re-launched blinkx.com portal, giving access to over 35 million hours of online video and over 800 media partnerships.Tizen is Linux’s open source software platform for mobile devices. Backed by Samsung and Intel, Tizen released version 2.0 of its platform earlier this year, with Samsung expected to bring devices to market later in 2013.“The blinkx Video Player is an outstanding addition to the Tizen ecosystem and community,” said Christopher Croteau, Tizen Association board member and managing director of Intel’s system software division. “Developers will be able to access the open source HTML5 code and manufacturers utilizing Tizen will be able to more easily include video in mobile devices.”
Seventy-seven per cent of content broadcast by Russia’s leading TV channels is of Russian origin, with only 6% coming from Europe, according to the latest report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.There are currently 60 different video-on-demand services operating in Russia, according to the TV Market and Video on Demand in the Russian Federation report, 45% of which deal only with Russian content.TV channels with Federal coverage, including Channel One, Russia 1, Russia 2, Russia 24, Russia K, NTV, Petersburg – Channel 5, TVC, CTC, Peretz, Domashniy, U, Disney Channel, TV3, MTV, TNT, REN TV, Mir, Zvezda, 2×2 and RBC TV, regularly reach 90% of Russian viewers.Just over half of VoD services included both national and foreign content. Smart TV is one of the fastest growing distribution platforms, with 50% of all applications offered by smart TV stores being Russian-speaking.Only 11% of international content on Russian channels in 2012 was premiere content, compared with 43% of national content.Among leading channels, CTC was the leading distributor of premiere foreign content in 2012, accounting for 32% of the total, followed by TNT with 29% and Ren TV with 15%.In two areas – feature films and animation – international content accounted for the majority of content on air – 83% in the case of films and 83.4% in the case of animated films and serials.Fully 99.8% of entertainment programming in 2012 was Russian, as was 96.2% of documentaries and 85.8% of TV series and TV films.The US accounted for 71% of international content, followed the UK with 6% and France with 5%.
©2018 Chicago Tribune Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. He hacked the concert lights in the small, dark room, making them flash and move around. Another kid bounced around next to him.”I control all the lights now,” Cillian said, tapping the screen of his iPad and looking toward the lights on the ceiling. As he changed the colors, the lights flashed across his face and lit up his spiky blond hair. “I can make it red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.”Cillian was learning to code. Armed with an iPad and kid-specific coding language, he and the roughly 30 other 6- to 12-year-olds attending camp at Codeverse Lincoln Park learned to create games and control the TVs, speakers and robotic arms in the space. The coding studio, which opened a year ago in the Goose Island neighborhood and just raised $10 million from investors including Chicago-based venture capital firm Listen Ventures, is set to expand to the north and west suburbs.Coding has been gaining prominence in schools throughout the Chicago area in recent years as educators and tech companies stress the importance of the skill for the future workforce. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said computer programming is a language students should be fluent in. Chicago Public Schools has made taking at least one credit of computer science a graduation requirement, starting with the class of 2020. Apple has teamed up with CPS and City Colleges of Chicago to offer its free coding curriculum to teachers.After-school boot camps and coding clubs have also been springing up. Another kids coding franchise, Code Ninja, is eyeing expansion in the Chicago area, and national nonprofit Girls Who Code is also active in the area.Still, Codeverse co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Katy Lynch said “kids are not getting enough of it.” That’s especially true for younger children, who may struggle with some of the more complicated concepts of learning a programming language. To help with that, Codeverse developed its own coding language for children, called KidScript.”When you look at the world of coding today, the things you think about are the adult languages that exist,” Lynch said. “The issue with those languages is that they’re pretty advanced. You’d never be able to sit a 6-year-old in front of Python and say, ‘OK, learn it.’ ” Explore further Citation: Welcome to Codeverse, where kids learn to build games and hack light fixtures (2018, August 29) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-codeverse-kids-games-hack-fixtures.html Google celebrates 50 years of kids coding languages—5 ways to get your kid engaged The company plans to open studios in Wilmette and Naperville this fall and hire about 60 new employees in the Chicago area over the next three months. The new studios will offer weeklong camps, after-school and weekend classes.Eventually, Codeverse plans to expand nationally and offer KidScript as a standalone service. Lynch said the company is going to Wilmette and Naperville next because the communities are family-focused and supportive of Codeverse. Plus, the company has relationships in Naperville after demonstrating KidScript at schools there.The Lincoln Park studio is set up so children can choose their own adventure, Lynch said, weaving around the students on a recent afternoon. The students come in, put their shoes in their cubbyholes and learn the lay of the land. Once they’re settled, the children grab their iPads—outfitted with custom-made kidproof cases—and disperse based on age and skill level.”If I’m 12 and you’re 6, I’m not going to want to hang out with you and code with you,” Lynch said.One boy sat against the wall on a recent afternoon, immersed in his iPad, his yellow-socked feet crossed. A girl lounged on a purple beanbag. Nearby, a boy looked back and forth between his iPad and a robotic arm he was controlling. Someone announced there was a dance party in a dark corner room—the Black Hole, they call it—where 8-year-old Cillian was writing code to control the lights.”I’m shocked,” said Shalini Mendelsohn, whose 8-year-old daughter Simrin attends Codeverse’s camp. “I thought they’d come here and just kind of play games, but they’re not. They’re learning to code.”Simrin hasn’t learned to code in school, Mendelsohn said. She and her husband are both in the information technology industry—she works for Apple, and he works for IBM. Simrin has access to laptops, watches and the like, but this is the first time devices have become functional for her, outside of putting on Netflix, her mother said.Simrin was sitting between her parents, showing them the game she was developing. It involved a dog attempting to jump up and make a cannon shoot. If you lose, the dog gets turned into a cat. Simrin lost on purpose and laughed.Codeverse is catering to a developing need among school-age children, said Paul Earle, adjunct lecturer in innovation and entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.”This generation believes that it’s up to them to make their own way and to innovate and disrupt and create the future,” Earle said. “Codeverse plugs into that beautifully because you’re giving young people the hard skills early on to be a digital entrepreneur.”Innovation and entrepreneurship can also offer a pathway to prosperity, and Codeverse would do well to become accessible to communities of different economic profiles, Earle said.Codeverse offers weeklong classes for $800. A monthly membership, which includes a 75-minute class each week, is $225. There is also a four-month option for $175 per month.Though the students learn only one language at Codeverse—KidScript—experts say learning one programming language is a good starting point to gain more knowledge about coding. Apple’s Everyone Can Code program, which is being taught through the partnership with CPS and City Colleges, teaches only the company’s programming language, Swift.After class last week, Ellie Rosenberg, 8, was showing off the game she was developing. It’s called “Robot Dash,” and the player’s objective is to dodge falling boulders while jumping from brick to brick and trying to touch a floating slice of pizza.Ellie was working on making the game a little easier—she has yet to win—but not too easy. She’s also working on deciding what she wants to be when she grows up.”I really like baseball, and I really like to engineer stuff,” she said, eyes not leaving the iPad screen. After a pause she looked up and added, “Which would include coding.” Eight-year-old Cillian Rhodes was hosting a dance party. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.