I never told Alexis to leave Arsenal -Henry

first_img“I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn,” Sanchez wrote on Instagram.While his move to Manchester better resembles a similar move made by Robin van Persie in 2012, the Chilean chose to compare it to Henry’s 2007 switch to Barcelona.“I know I don’t need to explain this to the majority of Arsenal fans,” Henry wrote on Instagram, “but contrary to speculation at no time did I tell Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal. I had no idea he was going to sign for Man Utd until I saw it on the news like the rest of you.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez has signed for Manchester United (Photo by Manchester United/Man Utd via Getty Images)LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 24 – Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has had to clear the record and insist that he never advised Alexis Sanchez to quit the club for a move to Manchester United.In his message of thanks to the Gunners after completing a switch to Old Trafford that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction, Sanchez alluded to an earlier chat with the Frenchman.last_img read more

Renewable power developers discover more energy sources make better projects

first_imgVulcan Solar has been sized to utilize the shortfall without producing so much energy that either will ever have to be constrained, he said. Much of the required environmental work has already been done for the wind farm.Storage is being examined as a potential addition to the project but implementing it depends on the regulatory system. At present, Alberta’s regulators are still working on how to permit and control what they call “dispatchable renewables and storage” systems.EDF announced last spring it would proceed with the Arrow Canyon Solar Project in Nevada which is to combine 200 MW of solar with 75 MW of battery storage by 2022 — the batteries are to soak up the sun’s power in the morning and dispatch the electricity in the afternoon when Las Vegas casinos’ air conditioning is most needed.What is clear is that renewable energy will continue to grow — in a recent report, the International Energy Agency said global electricity capacity from renewables is set to rise by 50 per cent over the next five years, an increase equivalent to adding the current total power capacity of the United States.The share of renewables is expected to rise from 26 per cent now to 30 per cent in 2024 but will remain well short of what is needed to meet long-term climate, air quality and energy access goals, it added.Advertisement Meanwhile, poor natural gas prices and a series of oilpatch financial failures mean rents aren’t being paid for about half of the handful of gas wells on his land — he’s appealed to the Alberta surface Rights Board for compensation.“(Solar power) would definitely add a level of security for our farming operations,” said Praskach.Hybrid power projects that combine energy sources are a growing trend. Solar only works during the day and wind only when it is windy so combining the two — potentially with battery storage or natural gas or biomass generation — makes the power profile more reliable and predictable.Globally, an oft-cited example is on El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, where wind power is used to pump water uphill to a reservoir in a volcanic crater so that it can be released to provide hydroelectric power when needed. At times, the project has provided 100 per cent of the tiny island’s energy needs.Advertisement Improvements in technology and lower costs for storage mean it is being considered as a hybrid add-on for nearly all of its renewable power projects, said Dan Cunningham, manager of business development at Greengate Power Corp. of Calgary.Grant Arnold, CEO of developer BluEarth Renewables, agreed.“The barrier to date, I would say, has been cost of storage but that is changing rapidly,” he said. “We feel that wind and storage or solar and storage will be a fundamental way we do business within five years. It’s changing very, very rapidly and it’s the product everybody wants.”Vulcan Solar was proposed after Blackspring Ridge came online, said David Warner, associate director of business development for EDF Renewables, which now co-owns the wind farm with Enbridge Inc.“Blackspring actually had incremental capacity in the main power transformers,” he said. “Essentially, it was capable of delivering more energy than Blackspring was producing. It was overbuilt.”Advertisement CALGARY — Third-generation farmer James Praskach has been burned by the oil and gas sector and watched wicked weather pound his crops flat, but he is hoping a new kind of energy — the renewable kind — will pay dividends.The 39-year-old is part of a landowner consortium that is hosting the sprawling 300-megawatt Blackspring Ridge Wind Project in southeastern Alberta.He receives regular lease payments from the $600-million project that came online in 2014, even though none of the 166 towering wind turbines that surround his land are actually on it.- Advertisement -His lease payments stand to rise, however, when and if the proposed 77-MW Vulcan Solar project, which won regulatory approval in 2016, is green-lighted by developer EDF Renewables Inc.The panels would cover about 400 hectares of his family’s land with nearly 300,000 photovoltaic solar panels, installed on racks designed to follow the sun. It would stand in the way of traditional grain farming of the land, but that wouldn’t have been a problem this year, Praskach says.“This year we actually had a massive storm roll through. And we had 100 per cent hail damage on all of (the Vulcan Solar lands). We had canola, peas and barley on it this year,” he said, adding the crop was covered by insurance.Advertisement This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 27, 2019.Companies in this article: (TSX:ENB)Dan Healing, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


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Things to Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Radio will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at Doc’s Inn, 23912 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1651 or visit www.radioband.net. Steve Mittleman and QueVaughn Bryant will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for the dinner show. Call (661) 259-2291. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Saugus High School Dance Team will present its annual Festival of Dance, 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hart High auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $10-$15. Call (661) 296-8005. Newhall Art Walk will feature original works of art displayed in retail stores along San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall through Monday. Call (661) 286-4018. Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the SCV Special Olympics, 5-9 p.m. today at Black Angus Steakhouse, 27007 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-2121. The Bug Man will share his creepy, crawly critters, 3:30 p.m. today at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Run Against Hunger 5K run and walk will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, 8 a.m. Sunday at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call Laura Morefield at (661) 255-9078. Gallery of Gifts Boutique and Tea will benefit the Assistance League of Santa Clarita, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Tea: $25. The boutique is free. Call Chris Richardson at (661) 510-9226. Innerlimits will perform classic 1960s rock tunes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Santa Clarita Symphony will present an Afternoon of Strings concert, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $20-$40. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Nirusu, the trio of Susan Allan, Nicholas Chase and Rus Pearson, will perform, 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Roy O. Disney Music Hall at California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Admission is free. Call Margaret Crane at (661) 222-2787. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

QPR v Liverpool player ratings

first_imgSee also:Redknapp defiant after gut-wrenching lossQPR’s worry increase as duo are injuredHenry admits Rangers were ‘unprofessional’ Video: What do QPR fans think about Les Ferdinand’s return?Harry rapped over handling of Taarabt rowQPR duo Barton and Mutch remain sidelinedUnlucky QPR beaten after incredible finaleKranjcar illness adds to QPR’s worriesRedknapp ready to put his faith in VargasRangers confident Onuoha will face VillaFans have rejuvenated Zamora – RedknappTaarabt lambasted by furious QPR bossFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea v Stoke: Remy starts, three Blues changes, Stoke star plays

first_imgLoic Remy starts up front for Chelsea against Stoke as Diego Costa is short of fitness following a hamstring problem, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar come in for Filipe Luis and Ramires. Jonathan Walters has been passed fit for the visitors despite nursing a calf problem. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Ramires, Cuadrado, Drogba, Costa. Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Wilson; Ireland, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam; Walters, Diouf.Subs: Butland, Bardsley, Pieters, Muniesa, Arnautovic, Sidwell, Crouch.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Stephen Vogt returns to rock the Coliseum, Giants win behind monster eighth inning

first_imgOAKLAND — Bruce Bochy looked crushed.As the Giants manager sat in the visitor’s dugout at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday afternoon, he lamented how disappointed he was to lose infielder Pablo Sandoval to season-ending Tommy John surgery.His expression in the midst of his team’s eight-run, eighth-inning rally was quite different.Bochy was all smiles as the Giants (64-65) overcame a two-run deficit with their biggest inning of the season in a 10-5 victory over the hottest team in baseball. …last_img read more

From Nollywood to New Nollywood: the story of Nigerian film’s runaway success

first_imgNollywood is Africa’s first economically viable film industry and one of the greatest explosions of popular culture ever seen on the continent. Nigerian film, long known for B-grade fare, is now producing high-quality movies able to compete internationally – allowing Africans to tell their own stories to the world.Lizelle BisschoffThe film industry of Nigeria has been described as one of the greatest explosions of popular culture that Africa has ever seen. It is the first economically self-sustainable film industry in Africa.Initially through the use of video technology, and now affordable digital technology, Nigeria produces more than 2000 films per year. The industry, popularly called Nollywood, is currently ranked as the second-largest in the world in terms of output after India’s Bollywood.Nollywood’s popularity has spread across the African continent, to the African diaspora in Europe, North America and Australia. It has even gone as far as the Caribbean and Pacific Islands.Watch the trailer for October 1, the latest film by award-winning Nigerian director Kunle Afolayan:The appeal of homegrown stories and charactersBut it is in Africa that Nollywood has had the greatest impact. For African audiences who have for decades been fed imported films, the development of a local, homegrown film industry is hugely significant and important.The industry is an example of Africans being empowered to tell their own stories to the world and to each other, using their own creativity, platforms and experience.Nollywood’s popularity has spread across the continent and Nollywood films are watched all over Africa, from Kenya and Tanzania to Cameroon, Guinea and Togo. They are sometimes dubbed or translated through live interpretation at public screenings.The model has also been exported and adapted across the continent. Video-film industries have been emerging in many countries, including Riverwood in Kenya, Ugawood in Uganda and Bongowood in Tanzania. There are also similar industries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zambia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.The most obvious explanation is that the films display familiar and recognisable cultural beliefs, lifestyles, traditions, societal and sociocultural structures, histories, settings and locations. Their themes and narratives tap into the fears, dreams and aspirations of audiences.Nollywood seems set to expand, grow and diversify along with audience tastes, viewing habits and the industry’s technological advancements. This is evident in the hugely popular Tanzanian video-film industry, Bongowood.Born out of adversityGoing back to the beginning, the seeds of Nollywood were planted in financial turmoil in the late 1980s. Nigeria was experiencing difficulties as a result of political unrest and measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.This economic climate made film-making on celluloid prohibitively expensive, and created a fertile ground for other, more affordable methods to develop. Nigerian businessman Kenneth Nnebue is generally credited with producing the first major Nollywood film, Living in Bondage (1992).The film follows the tale of a man who joins a secret cult and murders his wife in a ritual sacrifice to gain wealth. It is set within the thematic and stylistic characteristics of superstition, witchcraft, religion, the quest for upward mobility and melodrama in Lagos’s urban landscape.It explores corruption, love triangles and domestic disputes – all themes that have since been replicated in many Nollywood narratives.Watch Living in Bondage in full:Click here to watch Part 2 of Living in Bondage. From VHS to digitalSince the VHS industry of the 1990s, Nollywood has embraced digital technology. The industry captures the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigeria through the use of affordable and accessible technology. These are small-scale digital cameras, desktop editing software, and distribution primarily on DVD and video compact disc. These sell for around $2 per copy in Nigeria, and are watched at home, on street corners, in cineclubs or in video parlours.While the term Nollywood is generally used to refer to the entire industry, it is important to note that it is not unified. There is a great deal of diversity and many different variations. Different genres exist, including horror, melodrama, comedy and action, as well as language divisions. It also includes films in English, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.Watch the 2002 comedy Aka Gum in full:Despite its enormous output, financing remains low, with the average budget for a Nollywood film being around $20 000 to $75 000 (around R270 000 to R1-million). The industry is often criticised for low production values. It is characterised by rapid turnaround times, the lack of script development, bad lighting and sound, low-budget special effects and amateur editing.Directors are mostly self-taught, and are often less important and lower down the Nollywood food chain than stars, producers and distributors. Distributors often act as producers.Despite all of this, the popularity of Nollywood demands film aficionados, scholars, festivals and cinema programmers take it seriously. A growing body of Nollywood scholarship has emerged over the past 15 years.From budget to blockbusterA number of Nollywood directors have started to make higher quality films. These are sometimes referred to as “New Nollywood”, New Nigerian Cinema, or the New Wave. These films are seen more widely than standard Nollywood fare and are accessible to non-African audiences. New Nollywood includes the work of directors such as Kunle Afolayan, Obi Emelonye, Jeta Amata, Stephanie Okereke and Mahmood Ali-Balogun.The budgets for these films have also increased considerably, ranging from $250,000 to $750,000 (R3.4-million to R10-milllion). The production cycles are also much longer. The New Nollywood films should therefore be recognised as very different from the low-budget video format films.Red-carpet premieres attracting huge audiences now take place regularly across the world from Nigeria to other African cities and urban centres with a big African diaspora. Film festivals internationally have also picked up on its huge popularity. Special programmes with a Nollywood focus have taken place in Paris, London and New York, among others.Nollywood can also be watched on pay-TV networks and free-to-air broadcasters across the continent and beyond. South Africa’s M-Net, which broadcasts across Africa, has channels dedicated to Nollywood. Intrepid distributors, mostly from the African diaspora, have created video-on-demand platforms for Nollywood. One example is the huge iROKOv. This has increased accessibility to African diaspora audiences.Even Netflix has acquired a number of Nigerian films, indicative of the platform’s realisation of Nollywood’s popularity and commercial potential across the world.Watch the trailer for the 2013 drama Finding Mercy, one of the Nollywood movies now available on Netflix:Lizelle Bisschoff is a Research Fellow in Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of GlasgowThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

Massachusetts Amends Corporate Nexus Rules

first_imgis incorporated or organized in the state;is headquartered or has a principal place ofbusiness in the state;owns or uses real or tangible personalproperty in the state; leases, licenses, or consigns real or tangiblepersonal property in the state;has a full or part-time employee in the state;owns or uses intangible property in the stateunder a contract, license, sublicense, or franchise;holds an interest in a partnership doingbusiness in the state, including interests in tiered partnerships; orhas in-state sales, including sales of unitarybusiness affiliates, from either economic or virtual contacts that exceed$500,000. By Tim Bjur, J.D. What Are the Nexus Rules? Theprotection under P.L. 86-272 does not apply to: A corporation is subject to Massachusetts taxjurisdiction if it: Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect. Among other changes, the amended rules: Can Independent Contractors Create Nexus? its exclusive activity in the state is the solicitation of orders for the sale of tangible personal property;the orders are sent outside the state for approval or rejection; andthe orders are filled by shipment or delivery from a location outside the state. A corporation does not create corporate excisetax nexus in Massachusetts if it: Are There Exceptions to the Rules? P.L. 86-272 also prohibits Massachusetts fromimposing its excise tax on a corporation if: Visits to Massachusetts by employees or otherrepresentatives normally create nexus if: owns property stored in a licensed publicwarehouse in the state;owns property in transit through the statethat is in the possession and control of a common or contract carrier;owns stock in a corporation doing business inthe state;deposits funds or maintains securitiesbrokerage accounts with unrelated financial institutions in the state; orholds a limited interest in a publicly tradedpartnership doing business in the state. adopt an economic andvirtual contacts standard set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair;clarify that therules apply to the nonincome measure of the corporate excise tax and theminimum tax;remove the laundry list of activities protected from excisetax jurisdiction by Public Law (P.L.) 86-272; andeliminate exceptionsfor de minimis activities. Massachusetts amended its rules on corporate excise tax nexus. The rulesexplain the standards Massachusetts follows when exercising tax jurisdictionover corporations doing businessin the state. A corporation can also create corporate excisetax nexus if it has an independent contractor or other representative inMassachusetts that: the visits are lengthy, continuous, regular,or systematic; orthe visits provide management, technical, orother business support to unitary business affiliates. sales of services or licenses of intangibles in the state;in-state activity that is not entirely ancillary to the solicitation of orders for tangible personal property; orthe non-income measure of the corporate excise tax or the minimum tax. delivers, installs, assembles, maintains, orrepairs the corporation’s products; ortakes orders or otherwise establishes ormaintains a market for the corporation’s products or services. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Forza Triathlon aims for strong finish in Cebu Ironman 70.3

first_imgMOST READ View comments Ford Forza Triathlon team. Photo by Mark GiongcoCompeting in triathlons has been a family affair for the Guidicellis, who are up for their latest challenge yet in the Ironman 70.3 in Cebu on August 6.Businessman Gianluca Guidicelli and his children Matteo, who is an actor, and Giorgia are all part of Ford Forza team, which is composed of a diverse mix of individuals from different industries bound by triathlon.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The team aims for a solid finish in one of the grandest triathlon events in Asia, which is expected to gather 2,500 participants from 51 countries.“The team is especially driven this time. We have new members and everyone is just excited to race harder and tougher this year. I have great confidence in my team,” said Gianluca, who is the team captain.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “This is more than a team. Our family runs the foundation. We value family, respect, working together and hard work. For us, it’s the core values that makes the team,” said team manager Giorgia during the Ford Forza Triathlon Team’s formal sendoff at Ascott Makati.READ: Guidicelli thinks Filipino triathletes slowly catching up with foreign competitorsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJoining the Guidicellis are long-time triathletes Joseph Miller and Elmo Clarabal, actor Ivan Carapiet, sports reporter Dyan Castillejo, cancer survivor and lawyer Joey Torres, business manager Ian Solana, triathlon coach Noel Salvador and businessman Jomer Lim.In its third year with Ford Philippines as its main backer, the team now has 20 members ranging from 10 to 50-years-old. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Perlas Pilipinas loses by 51 to Japan in Fiba Asia Women’s Cup opener Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The new additions to the team are brothers Ralph and Christian Du, who were both participants in the reality show Pinoy Biggest Loser in 2013, businessmen Romeo Castro and Tyrone Tan, sports enthusiasts Patricia Espino, Donniko Fernan and Christian Saladaga and cyclist Ica Maximo.READ: Maria Hodges wins big in the Filipino Elite, caps off strong Ford Forza performanceFor the Du brothers, triathlon is a way for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.“We both came from Biggest Loser. In that we’re almost tagged as the hopeless ones,” Ralph Du said. “After that life-changing moment, we realized that challenges are part of our lives that no matter how tough, we have find the door to get out of it.”“Before we were only into running and boxing. Right now, we’re doing triathlon because for us it’s the ultimate challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more