£60m ace reacts to Man United, Tottenham and Liverpool transfer interest

first_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly has James Maddison in his sights punished Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty Images – Getty He registered seven goals and assists each in his debut season in the top flight after joining Leicester from Norwich in a £22million deal last summer.When asked if he was distracted by speculation surrounding his future, Maddison said: “No, you have just got to ignore that and take it all in your stride.“As a 17-year-old boy, I’d started five games for Coventry and saw on my phone that I was being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool.“With transfer talk, you need to take it as a compliment that people are even talking about you, it won’t distract me.” IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Maddison is hoping to lead England Under-21s to Euro 2019 glory when their campaign gets underway against France on Tuesday, LIVE on talkSPORT.The 22-year-old will enhance his reputation if he replicates his domestic form on the international stage.Manchester United could make a move Maddison if wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba leaves for Real Madrid or Juventus.But talkSPORT host Adrian Durham believes signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would be a ‘backwards step’ for Maddison. whoops He said: “It would be a ‘head’s gone’ if he went.“He should stay. Brendan Rodgers has joined the club [Leicester] and they’re looking up. There are some positive things happening and a lot of it is being based on James Maddison. James Maddison enjoyed a fine debut season in the Premier League Getty 2 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REAL DEAL Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… deals latest England Under-21s vs France Under-21s (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTJapan vs England (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTScotland vs Argentina (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2England Under-21s vs Romania Under-21s (Friday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVE ON talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? James Maddison takes reported transfer interest from Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool as a ‘compliment’.The Leicester star has been heavily linked with £60million moves to top Premier League clubs this summer. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea 2 boost Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder REVEALED JIBE “You go to Manchester United and the recent history says you’re going to flatten out as a footballer.“You’re not going to get better. No footballers are getting better at Manchester United, with the possible exception of Marcus Rashford.“Leicester don’t need the money. The move wouldn’t be good for him.“Every move he’s made so far has been a step up – this one would either be a step sideways or a step backwards.”last_img read more

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R25bn package to stimulate growth

first_img25 October 2011 Gordhan pointed out that there were also “improved incentives for investment in industrial development zones, particularly where there is potential to participate in global supply chains and to develop competitive logistics hubs”. “This means that we need a reserve of funds, and a capacity to direct these resources effectively,” Gordhan told parliamentarians in Cape Town. He renewed the call for export diversification, including new trade partnerships with fast-growing emerging economies, as well as regional integration within sub-Saharan Africa, including investment in a north-south transport corridor and administrative reform of trade arrangements The government had also introduced regulatory and administrative reforms to facilitate small business development, including bringing on board support mechanisms such as preferential procurement and finance facilities. Gordhan said the package would include temporary mechanisms to bolster productivity and innovation in industries that had demonstrated long-term competitive potential. The R25-billion would include R8-billion in tax incentives for recently approved projects in the area of industrial development, technology support and training.center_img South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has unveiled a R25-billion support package over the next six years to boost industrial development, assist entrepreneurs and accelerate job creation in the country. Delivering his Medium-Term Budget Policy Speech in Parliament on Tuesday, Gordhan said the central thrust of South Africa’s economic policy challenge was “to support competitiveness and promote the kinds of structural change that will lead to more rapid, inclusive growth. Gordhan added that there was a need to “align trade, investment and energy policies to support the transition to a ‘green’ economy, including private sector participation in [South Africa’s] renewable energy production programme”. During a media briefing held ahead of the speech, the minister said the details of the package would soon be revealed by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Tools For Screencasting On Your Windows Desktop

first_imgTags:#Camtasia#Fraps#Jing#Open Broadcaster#Screencast#Screencast-O-Matic#ShadowPlay#Snagit#TechSmith#VLC#Windows 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Ryan Matthew Pierson Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Text and still images can document a computer process or describe software features well, but video can do so much more. With a screencast, you can capture that elusive bug which seems to disappear the moment anyone else looks at your screen, create stunning visual presentations of software or websites, and create tutorials.See also: How To Capture The Action On Your Mac DesktopI covered tips and advice for screencasting in a previous article, along with software for Mac OS X, but plenty of options also cater to Windows users at varying prices, from free to expensive. Read on to check out a few of my favorites below.  TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Jing, and SnagitTechSmith has a very diverse line of screencasting and capturing solutions, including Camtasia Studio, Jing, and Snagit.Camtasia Studio ($299), TechSmith’s screencasting powerhouse, offers a powerful built-in video editor with a multi-track timeline, which makes it easy to layer multiple video, image, and audio media for a full-featured production. See also: Podcasting On A Budget: How To Record Great Audio For LessJing (free), also from TechSmith, targets users who want to share photos and screen recordings quickly and easily. Once you capture video of your screen, you can send it directly to Screencast.com or share it via IM, email, and social media. But bear in mind that Jing limits recordings to five minutes. That may be great for short tutorials and other concise captures, but it’s not ideal if you need to record longer footage or long-form presentations.Snagit ($50) got its start as an image capture and editing program, and those are still its primary features. But it also offers a very basic video editor that lets you to trim out bloopers. These programs either come free or offer trial downloads.VLC Media PlayerVideoLAN’s VLC media player (free) is an open-source virtual Swiss Army knife for video playback, recording, and streaming.While it’s best known for the ability to play videos with a wide range of file types, it also gives users the ability to stream and record their desktop, as well as other multimedia input devices in a variety of formats. But user beware: While testing VLC for this post, I experienced crashes using both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of VLC 2.2.1 in Windows 8.1. I dug into some research, and this appears to be a known issue with the current version.Screencast-O-MaticIf you want something another free, simple tool, check out Screencast-O-Matic. The Web-based screen recording program works for both Mac and Windows, and it only requires the installation of a small piece of software. Users of the free version can record up to 15 minutes of video with a small watermark, while pro users ($15/year) can record more than 15 minutes at a time. You will also need to upgrade to the pro version if you want to record system audio. Both free and pro users can narrate their screencast using their microphones, and publish directly to YouTube or export video in AVI, FLV, and MP4 file types. The program can also record the whole screen or a specific part of it, a feed from your webcam, or both. Open Broadcaster SoftwareCurrently in beta testing, Open Broadcaster Software (free) looks like it could be one of the most impressive stand-alone programs for streaming and screen recording programs. It lets you stream your screen live to Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox, and more. You can also record your screen directly to your hard drive in a range of file formats. One feature that sets it apart from many traditional screen recording programs is its GPU-based capture mechanism, which lets it to record gameplay without hammering your system. FrapsFraps is a long-time favorite among gamers. Built to capture video gameplay, it has a number of useful features for screencasting, including an overlay that displays your current frame rate and recording status. ShadowPlayNvidia’s GeForce ShadowPlay (free) makes it easy to record your screen whether you are at your desktop or embroiled in the latest video game. Desktop recording is only possible with desktop-class GPUs. For instance, if you are running it on a laptop with a mobile Nvidia GeForce graphics processor, you will only be able to record gameplay in DirectX 9, 10, and 11 games.A stand-out feature in ShadowPlay is appropriately called shadow mode, which automatically records your gameplay for up to 20 minutes in the background. To export it and make sure you never miss the big play, just hit a hotkey combination. You can also easily stream directly from ShadowPlay to Twitch.tv.Read the fine print before you use it, though. ShadowPlay only works with GeForce GTX 600, 700, 800, and 900 series cards, including its own mobile variant.If you are an AMD graphics card user, you’re not out of luck. AMD teamed up with Raptr to create the AMD Gaming Evolved client, complete with its own in-game recording capabilities for owners of AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (GCN) and newer cards.These are just a few of the large array of screen-recording options for Windows users, and they can help you immortalize your desktop behavior—whether you’re putting together a video tutorial or showing off your first-person shooting skills. Ultimately, your ideal solution depends a lot on what you’re recording and why, so use the picks above as a starting point to run your own tests. Good luck! Lead photo by David Brown; Camtasia screenshot courtesy of TechSmithlast_img read more

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India vs Australia, 4th Test Day 4: as it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE coverage from day four of the fourth Test between Australia and India in Sydney.ScorecardAustralia (2nd innings):Stumps: India hoped of bundling Australia out soon when they got the wicket of David Warner early, however, fifties from Rogers, Smith and Burns have shut out the visitors. Australia at stumps were 251 for 6 leading by 348 runs.39.4 overs: Out. Burns destructive 39-ball 66 comes to an end as plays a Ashwin delivery to Umesh Yadav.35.5 overs: Burns hits another six off Ashwin to take Australia’s lead past 300. Runs coming thick and fast for Australia. 33.6 overs: 15 runs off Ashwin’s last over, which included a six and two boundaries. Burns going after the bowling as Australia nearing a lead of 300. 30.6 overs: Out. Reverse swing from Shami as he traps Steve Smith lbw for 71. A dream series of Smith comes to an end. Ashwin getting big turns off the pitch, India definitely missed the bus by not playing an extra spinner. Australia lead by 260. 25.3 overs: Out. Ashwin picks up his third wicket by getting Shaun Marsh caught in the slips for 1. 22.6 overs: Out. Going for the big shot off Bhuvneshwar, Rogers (56) didn’t get the timing right and holes up to Raina at midwicket. Australia 132 for 3.21.3 overs: Six. Great shot from a man in top form in this series. Smith comes out and lofts Ashwin over the fence. Australia lead by 215 runs. Rogers and Smith have stitched together a 50-plus stand as Australia now lead by 202 runs. 12.6 overs: Poor bowling from Umesh Yadav, 17 runs give which included four boundaries. Australia extend their lead to 182. advertisement7.2 overs: Out. Ashwin strikes again by dismissing Shane Watson for 16. Watson looking to play the cut shot to a spinning ball chops on to the stumps. Australia 48 for 2. Tea: The last half of the session was pretty interesting and action-filled. Australia were 38 for 1 and lead by 135 runs with Chris Rogers batting on 21 and Shane Watson on 13. India could have had the wicket of Watson, if Wriddhiman Saha managed to gathered the ball and then taken the bails off. 4.6 overs: The problem still persists with India’s bowling as they keep leaking runs. Eight runs off Bhuvneshwar’s last over. 3.6 overs: All drama in Ashwin’s last over, three boundaries and a missed run out chance by Wriddhiman Saha. Watson was the batsmen struggling to make his ground. 1.3 overs: Out. The pitch helping spin as Ashwin strikes in his very first over as Warner (4) edges one to the slips. Australia 6 for 1. India (1st innings): 475 all out as Australia secure a 97-run lead. Kohli (147) and Rahul (110) got centuries with Ashwin down the order contributing with a crucial fifty. Australia in their first innings had declared on 572 for 7.Mohammad Shami decides to play the way he knows the best – going for the big hits. Shami scores 14 runs off Lyon’s over, which included a six and two boundaries. 158.6 overs: Out. Starc coming round the wicket creates that angle but does well to take the ball away as Aswin nicks to Haddin behind the stumps. India 456 for 9. 158.2 overs: Brilliant fifty from Ashwin off 110 balls, his fourth in Test cricket. India 456 for 8. 153.1 overs: Out. Surprise decision by the third umpire and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has to walk back for 30 caught in the slips by Watson off Lyon. In replays it looked like a bump catch. Bhuvneshwar had a stand of 65 runs with Ashwin, crucial one though. Lunch: India were 407 for 7 at lunch with Ashwin unbeaten on 33 and Bhuvneshwar on 3. Australia in the first session picked up two wickets by dismissing overnight batsmen Virat Kohli (147) and Wriddhiman Saha (35). Day 3 round-up: Virat Kohli marked his elevation to India’s captaincy by smashing his fourth century of the series on Thursday to lead the visitors to 342 for 5 after day three of the fourth Test, still trailing Australia’s total by 230 runs.Lokesh Rahul also scored his maiden century and Rohit Sharma made 53 as India moved to the brink of avoiding the follow-on. Kohli, who was appointed captain when Mahendra Singh Dhoni suddenly retired after the third Test, produced a sparkling 140 with 20 boundaries to go with his twin centuries in the first Test at Adelaide and his highest score of 169 in Melbourne’s third Test.The 26-year-old has 639 runs for the series and passed Rahul Dravid’s record of 617 runs in a series (2003-04) by an Indian batsman in Australia. Rahul, playing his second Test, earlier reached his milestone, having survived an incorrect bat-pad decision, a missed run out and a dropped catch which was partly caused by interference with a TV camera suspended above the field.advertisementlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Middlesbrough targeting Huddersfield winger La Parra

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Middlesbrough targeting Huddersfield winger La Parraby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMiddlesbrough are interested in signing Rajiv van La Parra in the January window.According to Sky Sports, the Championship side want to take La Parra on loan for the rest of the season.The Huddersfield winger has seen little game time, having only started five games all season in every competition.The report claims the 27-year-old is a key target for Boro, who want to improve the side as they push for promotion to the Premier League.Boro are currently 4th in the Championship. last_img

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Cliff Richard To Perform At 16th Annual Dream Foundation Gala

first_imgDream Foundation will host Dreamland, its 16th Annual Gala, on November 18th at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, to raise awareness about its mission to fulfill the end-of-life Dreams of terminally-ill adults.Claire Wineland and Jim Mills will grace the stage to share their stories of inspiration.Claire, 20, has been living with cystic fibrosis (CF) for her entire life. At the age of 13, she founded Claire’s Place Foundation that provides support to children and families affected by CF. Claire speaks across the globe, sharing her unique and inspiring outlook on life.Dream Foundation had the honor of fulfilling the final Dream of Jim’s wife, Leeanne, when the couple enjoyed a Dream trip to Santa Barbara. Leeanne and Jim were married for 30 years and had five children. There is not a day that goes by that Jim does not think of his beloved.The evening will include performances by one of the United Kingdom’s top-selling artists, Sir Cliff Richard, rock-and-roll front woman Tina Schlieske of Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles w Sister Laura, and DJ 2nd Nature will headline the Dreamland after-party.Guests will also enjoy a silent auction featuring original artwork by fashion photographer Dewey Nicks and a live auction including a private dinner with “Top Chef” alum, Chef Marcel Vigneron and a meet and greet with superstar Jennifer Lopez.“This year we hope to forge a connection between Dreams and destiny, reminding all of us why Dreams are so vital,” says Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Kisa Heyer. “Dream Foundation values the Dreams of all, especially those with limited time remaining. Funds raised at Dreamland will help us continue this important conversation and work.”Dream Foundation acknowledges the generous support of Platinum Sponsors: Colleen Barnett-Taylor and Michael Taylor, Barnett Clutches & Cables, Genentech, Kindred Hospice Foundation, Media Sponsor: Cal Jet Magazine and other sponsors without whom Dreamland would not be possible.More information can be found here.last_img read more

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Womens soccer team to host NCAA Tournament games

After finishing the regular season as the second-ranked team in the Big Ten, the Ohio State women’s soccer team will play host to the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.The Buckeyes will play their first-round game Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Oregon State and a potential second-round game against either Florida or Illinois State. Both games will be played in OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Playing at home is something coach Lori Walker cherishes.“We love being at home,” Walker said. “We’re in the Jesse and we’re thrilled about that. I think that’s a wonderful opportunity for us, to be here in front of our home fans.”The Buckeyes are hoping to shake off the disappointment of a loss in their regular season finale. The 1-0 defeat at the hands of Michigan State kept OSU from winning the program’s first ever regular-season conference title. “I was disappointed for our team, but I was in no way disappointed in our team,” Walker said. “I think that’s behind us, and all we’re worried about now is Oregon State.”Oregon State finished the regular season as the Pac-Ten’s sixth-ranked team, with an overall record of 12-7-1. “They’ve had success in a very difficult conference so we’re going to do our homework and find a way to tactically adjust as we need to,” Walker said. “But really this part of the year is about us playing well, doing the things that we do well and finding a way to continue to score goals.” read more

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OSU wrestling coach Tom Ryan pushes for success on off the mat

For many in the wrestling community, it’s a family sport. Often, when one brother wrestles, so do the others. In the case of Ohio State’s wrestling coach Tom Ryan, who has eight of his wrestlers competing for a national championship this season, that’s precisely what happened. “The truth in the situation for me is that basketball was my first love, I played it from second grade until seventh grade,” Ryan said. “And in seventh grade, the coach of the junior high team didn’t think that I was as good as I thought I was.” His junior high basketball coach cut him. His five-year love affair with basketball was in shambles. But Ryan’s brother, who was on the wrestling team, had another idea. “He said, ‘Listen, I want you to try wrestling.’ And I was like, ‘You’re crazy, I ain’t wrestling, I ain’t wearing that singlet,’” Ryan said. But after his first workout with the wrestling team, Ryan said he was hooked. Since he first stepped onto the mat, wrestling has led Ryan to many places, the first being Syracuse University where he followed his brother to wrestle. “My brother was a great role model to me growing up, we were very close,” Ryan said. “Basically, wherever he went at college to wrestle, that’s where I was going to go.” And yet, his heart was at the University of Iowa, where he had attended wrestling camp almost every summer, Ryan said. But Iowa never called and offered him a spot on their wrestling team. Syracuse, on the other hand, was only four or five hours from his hometown, and the full scholarship they offered him made the cost of college easier on his family. For two years, Ryan wrestled and lived with his brother at Syracuse. After finishing 2-2 at the National Tournament at the end of his sophomore year, Ryan said he grew frustrated with his own performance and sought a place that could challenge him to be the best he could possibly be. “I felt that the pull of wanting to stand out in the sport was really tightening at me,” Ryan said. “I had this ache inside, and I just felt that the best way to cure the ache was to go somewhere known to really challenge people.” He packed his car, talked to his parents, his coaches, his team and his brother, and headed to the University of Iowa, the place where his heart was. For two months after arriving in Iowa City, Ryan lived in a hotel until he enrolled in school and walked onto the wrestling team. After coming to Iowa, there was no turning back, Ryan said. “I talk to my team a lot about this, but go burn the boat. It’s like the Vikings, when they conquered a foreign land, the first thing, the first thing they did when they got to shore was burn their boat,” Ryan said. “And the thought process there was, either we conquer this new place or we die here. And that was the thinking; I’m going to this place and there’s no looking back.” His first day of working out with the Hawkeyes still stands out to him, Ryan said. “I remember vividly wrestling with two brothers, twin brothers, they were the Steiner brothers, and they beat me unmercifully,” Ryan said. He said he left practice crying “quite uncontrollably,” and remembers sitting in his car contemplating whether or not he was willing to do what it took and not just what he wanted to give, to make this work. “It was that moment in my life that was a clear crossroads and I obviously decided to stay and before long, I was a starter there, and impacting the program in a positive way,” Ryan said. Ryan graduated from Iowa having been selected as an NCAA Division I All-American twice and won two Big Ten Championships in 1991 and 1992. In the years that have passed since Ryan wrestled his last match for the Hawkeyes, he’s held an assistant coaching position at Indiana and a head coaching job at Hofstra that led him to OSU. Since he took over in 2006, he has led the Buckeyes to two NCAA runner-up seasons in 2008 and 2009 and was awarded the National Coach of the Year in 2009. On Jan. 20, he became OSU’s first wrestling coach to beat Iowa since 1966. For Ryan, though, it’s more than taking down a school like Iowa and making a statement for OSU wrestling. It’s more than just winning Big Ten titles and National Championships. He said the first time he and his family set foot on campus, he realized he had a huge platform to impact peoples’ lives. Even as a freshman wrestler, Cam Tessari said he can already see how invested Ryan is. “He’s a great guy, a great wrestling coach, a great person all around. He definitely wants the best for you in all aspects of life,” he said. Redshirt freshman Logan Stieber agreed. “He’s real energetic, he always has funny stories and he’s got probably the best analogies I’ve ever heard,” he said. “He really cares about everybody on the team and he’ll do anything to help us out and make sure we’re the best we can be.” Ahead of last weekend’s Big Ten wrestling championships in West Lafayette, Ind., Ryan set a goal for OSU to qualify 10 wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship in St. Louis, Mo., March 15-17. Seven qualified for the national meet, and redshirt freshman Logan Stieber won the Big Ten championship at 133 pounds. The NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee announced Wednesday that an eighth wrestler would receive an at-large bid to the national meet.. Ryan might be serious about crafting the Buckeyes into a national power, but some of his wrestlers say he also has a softer side. Ryan can also be goofy, said freshman wrestler Derek Garcia. “He’s always one of the guys to make jokes and be serious,” he said. “He’s a good guy, an awesome coach, I don’t know how to explain it.” For Ryan, it’s not about him — far from it. The team always starts practice with a talk from Ryan, Tessari said. “He wants you to succeed as a person, rather than just on the mat,” he said. read more

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