Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has told reporters that his wife predicted he would be decisive in their last 16 match against Denmark.Rakitic scored the winning penalty against Denmark after the match ended 1-1 following normal time and an extra 30 minute period. During a tense shootout, Croatia keeper Danijel Subasic saved 3 penalties to Kasper Schmeichel’s 2 in Denmark’s goal, before the Barcelona star stepped up to win the game.“This was one of the most emotional games in my career,” Rakitic said post-match, as the BBC reports.“As I was preparing for this last penalty, I was thinking only about my wife and my daughters.”“She told me I would be the one who would decide it in the end.”A dramatic tie in Nizhny Novgorod saw both teams cancel each other out for large periods, despite Croatia being strong favourites pre-match. Denmark gave everything and in Schmeichel they had a goalkeeper playing at the top of his game, even stopping a Luka Modric penalty in the second half of extra time.Modric made amends in the shootout, calmly dispatching his penalty to keep Croatia in the driver’s seat and his teammate Rakitic was quick to praise the Real Madrid star.Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting: 06/09/19 Stuart Heath – September 6, 2019 With the international break in full-swing, here at Ronaldo.com we are going to take a look at Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers match-betting odds.With a…“If Robert Prosinecki says that Luka Modric is the best player in the history of Croatia, then it is so,” he said.“There is no-one in Croatia who is better understood in football than he is.”“But Luka Modric is not only great in the field, he is a great person as well. It’s a pleasure to play against him in Spain, and it’s even better when we’re in the same team. He is our leader.”Modric will once again captain his national side this coming Saturday as they take on the tournament hosts Russia in the quarterfinals.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone remains coy on the possibility of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata joining the club.Morata a €65m signing from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017 but has struggled to produce the goods for the London side since his move.Rumours in the Spanish press are rife Morata will join Atleti on an 18-month loan deal for a €7.5m fee, while the club will also hold a €40m option to sign the Spain international permanently.Morata played for Atleti during his youth career and while Sevilla and Barcelona have both been linked to his signature this month, a move back to the Spanish capital now appears the most likely outcome.“It has not happened yet so it is not a reality,” Simeone told reporters on Friday, as cited by Football Espana.“I will only talk about players who are at this club and if Morata does join us, then I will tell you what I think.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The club is considering the option of sending out Nikola Kalinic and Gelson Martins with Monaco and Arsenal the most likely destination.Los Rojiblancos are at the limit of their capped wage at €293m per annum and would be looking to balance the account.Diego Simeone provides an update on the Alvaro Morata transfer ⌚ pic.twitter.com/PbMgoLgxdM— Goal (@goal) January 25, 2019
The Native Village of Nanwalek has restricted water use and implemented distribution of non-potable water for non-consumption purposes. In addition, Nanwalek has received, and is distributing, bottled drinking water until a solution to the community’s problems can be found. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) on Thursday issued a Local Disaster Declaration on behalf of the City of Seldovia and the Native Village of Nanwalek due to a rapid depletion of water the communities’ water reservoirs. Water conservation measures have been implemented, and bottled drinking water has been ordered. The KPB’s local disaster declaration initiates a request for a State Declaration. The request to Governor Mike Dunleavy asks for activation of state public assistance program to address ongoing emergency needs in both communities. Specifically, the KPB has requested technical assistance and access to state resources in order to keep both communities supplied with water. The Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating the resources and entities contributing to the management of this emergency. Here is a link to the Emergency Declaration: https://tinyurl.com/Emergency-DeclarationHere is a link to the media release: https://tinyurl.com/Declaration-News-Release
X Share 00:00 /01:08 Travis Bubenik/Houston Public MediaPrivate property rights advocates want to see further reform of eminent domain laws in Texas.In Texas, pipelines and highways can often be built on your property whether you like it or not. But a statewide group wants farmers, ranchers and other landowners to have a bigger seat at the negotiating table when that happens. Now, there’s a new push in the state senate to reform “eminent domain” laws.These laws are based on the idea that some projects are in the public interest and deserve some leeway. But as the state grows, and pipelines move into new areas, that power has become more controversial.“You have a lot of landowners who have never experienced this before,” says Jason Skaggs with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, part of a broader “Texans for Property Rights” group.The group is praising three bills filed by Brenham Republican Lois Kolkhorst. The measures would make companies be more specific about pipeline plans. The bills would also set up new rules for how landowners are paid as these projects roll through.“Landowners really want a fair compensation,” Skaggs says. “They want a fair process, they don’t want to be intimidated.”Industry attorney James Mann says the measures would only burden companies who are trying to build infrastructure the state needs.“I’ve seen pipeline projects come to a dead halt because of litigation over things much less serious than some of the provisions we’re seeing,” he says. Mann feels the industry’s done enough to accommodate reforms in recent years, and he says it’s likely these bills will see opposition. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Agashe – A multibrand prét store has made its space in most of the Delhi shoppers’ list post its March launch. The store has already seen a lot of glam from its launch to stocking names like Dhruv Kapoor, Pallavi Mohan, HUEMN, Sid Tytler, Chola and more.This festive season – Diwali being their first season – they out did themselves yet again by launching the collection of not just a couple but 11 new designers. Sheena Agarwaal, the curator and owner behind the ingenious concept marvelled her onlookers by handpicking and showcasing collections of Nachiket Barve, ILK, Zoraya, Pooja Shroff, Roshni Chopra, Rajat Tangri, Kashmiraa, Ruceru, Poshpride, Fooljhadhi and Duet Luxury. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe store bedazzled with the latest works of these craft-masters from fusion-wear to chic silhouettes to gold jewellery, there was a perfect amalgamation of style and tradition to floor any fashionista this Diwali season. The launch embarked the initiation of the festive season with cheer, fullness and bright colourful spirits.Seen shopping to their hearts’ desires were many of Delhi’s beloved! Fashion blended with tradition, Agashe yet again showcased style via modern prét and Indian fusion to floor its special clientele. Agashe is a ready-to-wear multi-brand prét store launched by Sheena Agarwal utilizing sexy silhouettes with a contemporary approach. The collection is designed for women who appreciate finely crafted garments that are both luxurious and unique. Agashe, conveniently located between Delhi and Gurgaon brings timeless garments of prét designers from different parts of India under one big roof.
05Mar Rep. Albert issues statement after governor’s budget presentation “Governor Whitmer is proposing to nearly triple the fuel tax for road repairs and other budget items. While Michigan needs a real and meaningful solution to fix our roads, this is not it. Despite the governor trying to sell measures that would lessen the impact on the wallets of some taxpayers, this plan will hurt Michigan families, businesses and future generations. I am committed to finding a solution to fix our roads that works for Michiganders and I look forward to working with my colleagues on this during the budget process.“It’s fine to discuss more investment in public schools, but there must also be a long-term plan to eliminate debt and consistently get more money into the classroom – where it does the most good. Michigan has made progress attacking this debt issue in the past few years, and this strategy should continue under the new governor.”### Categories: Albert News
Dutch cable operator Ziggo has confirmed that it will launch an initial public offering on the Amsterdam stock exchange.Ziggo plans to make a secondary sale of a portion of its ordinary shares, currently held by shareholders including affiliates of private equity players Cinven and Warburg Pincus. The ordinary shares will be sold to institutional and retail investors in the Netherlands and certain institutional investors overseas.JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are the joint global coordinators for the IPO. Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS are the joint bookrunners; ABN AMRO, HSBC, Nomura and Rabobank are the joint lead managers and ABN AMRO and Rabobank are the joint retail bookrunners. Société Générale is co-lead manager.Ziggo is the largest Dutch operator, with 4.2 million homes passed and three million subscribers. Ziggo generated revenues of €1.48 billion, representing organic growth of 7.4%, and EBITDA of €385 million in 2011, with 71% of EBITDA converted into operating free cashflow.Andrew Sukawaty, chairman of Ziggo said: “We are pleased to announce our intention to list Ziggo in Amsterdam. The company is fully prepared for a standalone future with full access to both the debt and equity capital markets. The IPO has always been a strategic priority and will be an important milestone for Ziggo. I believe Ziggo is ideally suited to the public equity markets, offering strong differentiation through a unique combination of both growth and returns for investors seeking high quality exposure to the European cable growth story.”Bernard Dijkhuizen, CEO of Ziggo, said: “We have strong growth momentum, based on a fully upgraded network, high quality products and continuous customer focus. The IPO is the logical next step for Ziggo. We will become a newly listed Dutch company, with the enhanced capital markets profile to support our growth strategy, in line with our scale and status as one of Europe’s leading cable operators.”
Olivier LaouchezTrace’s strength in Africa was a key factor in Modern Times Group’s decision to acquire a controlling stake in the sports lifestyle and music broadcaster and the pair will jointly look to exploit free-to-air and non-broadcasting related opportunities across the continent, according to Trace CEO Olivier Laouchez.MTG announced it had taken a 75% stake in Trace earlier this week. The broadcaster also has an option to acquire the remaining 25% to take full control at a later date, said Laouchez.Laouchez said the “African dimension” had been key to MTG’s interest in Trace. MTG has launched FTA channels in Ghana and Tanzania, while Trace’s channels are carried by pay TV operator DStv and Canal Horizons, with a presence spanning both Anglophone and Francophone Africa.Trace has also recently developed partnerships with mobile operators to bring additional branded services to mobile platforms.Laouchez said that the Trace and MTG could work closely together, possibly bringing Trace content to MTG’s FTA channels.Trace may also grow its presence in Africa by making selective acquisitions, said Laouchez. “MTG has significant internal financial resources,” he said. “We have discussed potential acquisitions and a line of finance to grow the company. “We have a few ideas in mind. Trace is ready to grow the company maybe by selected acquisition.”
France Télévisions has struck an agreement with producers that will enable it to exploit content exclusively on its own free and subscription digital packages.The deal will enable France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte to make good her ambition to withdraw series financed by the pubcaster from Netflix and other third-party platforms ahead of the planned launch of Salto, the OTT joint venture between France Télévisions, TF1 and M6.Delphine ErnotteUnder its new deal with producers, the broadcaster will be able to distribute content it has ordered across linear TV, catch-up, video-on-demand and subscription video-on-demand, enabling it to decide on its own distribution strategy. Hitherto, producers retained the rights to sell content purchased by the pubcaster to third-party SVOD platforms.As a trade-off, producers have secured the concession that the period of linear broadcast exclusivity required by France Télévisions will be reduced from four years to three, or to 30 months for single-episode telefilms. The pubcaster has also agreed to up the quotient of its production guaranteed for independent producers from 75% to 82.5%, while also upping the quotient allocated for internal production from 12.5% to 17.5% and eliminating the 12.5% previously allocated on a flexible basis.Ernotte has for some time been proselytising the benefits of French broadcasters retaining exclusive rights to their own content in order to “protect French fiction”, citing the example of Disney deciding to retain its own US rights rather than license content to Netflix.France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 Group teamed up last June to announce their plan to launch joint national OTT TV platform Salto, with a promise that it would “actively participate” in the creation of French and European original content.