Cole denies rift with Mourinho over Chelsea exit

first_img1 Ashley Cole Ashley Cole admits he ‘jumped at the chance’ to join Roma and insists he still has a good relationship with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.Former England international Cole moved to the Italian capital on a free transfer last week after the end of his eight-year spell at Stamford Bridge.The 33-year-old made only 15 Premier League starts during his final season in west London, with manager Mourinho, who signed the defender from Arsenal in 2006, preferring to use right-back Cesar Azpilicueta on the left side of defence instead.Cole has dismissed suggestions of a rift with his old boss and says his heart was set on a switch to the Stadio Olimpico once he had spoken with Roma boss Rudi Garcia.He said: “First of all, me and Jose still had a good relationship. I was just getting a bit old for what he liked. As soon as I spoke to Rudi Garcia and I saw how much they wanted me here at Roma, I jumped at the chance.”Cole, who will become only the third Englishman to turn out in Serie A since the turn of the millennium, also feels English players are too afraid to test themselves outside of the Premier League.He added: “I think probably English players are scared to come abroad, they’re in a comfort zone in England. I’ve never been out of London and it’s a big opportunity for me to try a different language, different culture and a different way of living.”last_img read more

Dave Chappelle to present Icon Award at Canadian Screen Awards

first_imgAdvertisement Comedy star Dave Chappelle will be in Toronto to present the Icon Award to homegrown comedy brand Just For Laughs at the Canadian Screen Awards.He will present the award, which celebrates important achievements in Canada’s screen industry, on March 12.Founded in 1983 in Montreal, Just For Laughs has become one of the best-known comedy brands. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “With over 30 years of brilliant work, Just for Laughs is one of the world’s finest comedy brands, firmly established as the quintessential breeding ground for Canadian comedy,” Martin Katz, chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, said in a statement.last_img read more


first_imgAngie Bird Twitter NEW YORK – Bicoastal Chelsea has signed director Angie Bird–a Young Director Award winner at Cannes in 2016–for her first ever U.S. representation. Bird earned the Young Director Award honor for “Mean Tweets,” a commercial depicting the genuine struggles of the homeless. The spot showcases her knack for grabbing  powerful emotional moments with a true sense of craftsmanship, empathy and tact.  She’s directed campaigns for Kellogg’s, Tim Horton’s, the Salvation Army and Gillette among others.Based in Toronto but born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, Bird is an agency art director turned director, writing and directing ads for multinational brands and honing her storytelling skills with a passion for beauty and honesty. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: “My gut tells me Angie will become a future star in the U.S.,” assessed Chelsea president/owner Lisa Mehling.Bird’s first documentary short, You Won’t Regret That Tattoo, was featured in The Atlantic, UpWorthy, Huffington Post, and as a Vimeo Staff Pick. The film captures a perspective on modern culture and the tattoo phenomenon previously unexplored in the media–that of an older generation proud to sport the ink they wear. As well as being a beautiful study of human nature, the film uncovers the meaning and importance behind the social ritual of tattoos. The short screened at AFI Docs and a number of international film festivals.Most recently, Bird completed her first narrative short, The Day Grunge Died, which tells the story of a group of girls informing their friend of the death of Kurt Cobain. The film had its’ world premiere at the Beverly Hills International Film Festival.Bird said she has long followed and admired what Chelsea has accomplished and looks forward to working alongside Mehling, EPs Pat McGoldrick and Michel Waxman, and the shop’s roster of directors. “I can’t wait to break into the U.S. market with these guys by my side,” said Bird.Bird joins a Chelsea roster which includes David Gordon Green, Lauren Greenfield, Alex Gibney, Stacy Peralta, Bruce Hunt, Jack Cole, Nadav Kander, Amir Bar-Lev, Gregory Jacobs, and The Bear.Chelsea is represented by Denise Blate Roederer of RHODA on the East Coast, Doug Stephen & Partners in the Midwest, and Get Reehl/Get Davis on the West Coast. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Conservatives forced to pull photo of AFN national chief from party website

first_img(Photo from the meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde (left) Photo that appeared on Twitter (right) via @NativeTweets)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Conservative party was forced to pull a photograph of Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde used to promote a petition trolling for signatures in support of the Harper government’s First Nation Transparency Act.The Conservative party posted the photograph Sunday but removed it the same day after receiving a complaint from AFN CEO Peter Dinsdale, a spokesperson for the organization told APTN National News Thursday. The party posted a cropped photo showing only Bellegarde on their Twitter page which was also pulled.The photograph was taken by the Prime Minister’s Office and initially distributed after a meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bellegarde last month.The photo was posted on the Conservative party’s website Sunday, the AFN spokesperson confirmed.“The use of the picture was completely unauthorized. We were not asked if it could be used nor were we given any notice it would be used for such a purpose,” said Don Kelly, spokesperson for the AFN. “Had we been asked, we would have flatly refused. As soon as it came to our attention we called for it to be taken down immediately.”Conservative party spokesperson Cory Hann said the party posted the photo in “error” but quickly corrected the mistake.“The image was placed in error and once the error was realized the image was replaced,” said Hann.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt promotes the petition on the party website and asks for signatures in support of “more transparency for First Nation governments.”APTN National News asked Valcourt’s office whether the minister played a role in the decision to use Bellegarde’s image as part of the pitch for signatures. His office had not responded as of this article’s posting.The Conservative party first posted the petition on its website in December with the image of an inukshuk which is an iconic Inuit symbol. The Inuit are not impacted by the transparency legislation and are not identified as First Nations.The party has so far refused to reveal how many signatures the petition has attracted.Valcourt directed his department late last fall to take several First Nation communities to court for failing to comply with the legislation.Onion Lake Cree Nation is challenging the Act in Federal Court.Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash called the Conservative party “sickening” over its decision to launch the [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Juventus is stronger than Valencia Mohamed Sissoko

first_imgThe former Bianconeri midfielder says the Italian Lega Serie A club is favorite to win the UEFA Champions LeagueMohamed Sissoko played with Juventus from 2008 to 2011.He appeared in 71 matches in the Italian Lega Serie A while scoring three goals.And when asked what does he think about today’s match between his former side and Spanish La Liga club Valencia, he was very clear.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I think Juventus is stronger than Valencia, it is clearly the favorite for this match but also to win the championship and the Champions League,” he was quoted by Calcio Mercato.“The Spaniards certainly are better than the first leg and will try to win, but at the moment few clubs can compete against Allegri’s formation.”“Juventus will start aggressively and will immediately mortgage the match so as not to repeat the mistake made against Manchester. Juventus will win easily,” he added.last_img read more

Police searching for two woman involved in armed confrontation at 99 Cents

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 4, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A shoplifting incident escalated into an armed confrontation last month at a San Diego discount store, and police Thursday sought the public’s help to locate two female suspects in the case, including one who allegedly held a gun to a store employee’s head before he tackled her and wrestled away the firearm.Police identified the suspects as 25-year-old Ariel Burrus and 22-year- old Irene Lee. The two were allegedly trying to steal several items on Dec. 13 from the Savers 99 Cents Store in the 4100 block of University Avenue when a store employee confronted them and blocked the store’s exit.The employee demanded that Lee show him what she was trying to steal, but both women were uncooperative, San Diego police robbery unit Lt. Eric Hays said.Burrus tried shoving her way past the employee, but was unsuccessful,” Hays said. “Burrus then pulled out a small caliber revolver from the back of her waistband and pointed it at the back of the employee’s head … cocked back the hammer and said `let us go.”’The employee instead turned and tackled Burrus to the ground while taking the revolver from her, Hays said. Lee tried kicking the employee while he tangled with Burrus on the ground, and the combative woman on the ground demanded the gun back, but the employee grasped the firearm until both women fled.Burrus allegedly told the employee that she would come back and kill him, Hays said.Lee is black, roughly 5 feet 8 and 130 pounds. Burrus is black, 5 feet 4, 140 pounds, with a shaved head.Investigators identified the two women from evidence left at the scene and asked anyone who knows their whereabouts to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299, San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. January 4, 2018center_img , Police searching for two woman involved in armed confrontation at 99 Cents Storelast_img

Vidya Balan launches Sencos affordable diamond jewellery

first_imgKolkata based Senco Gold & Diamonds, the largest jewellery retail chain from Eastern India, announced the launch of ‘Tumhare Diamonds’ – an extremely affordable diamond jewellery collection with prices ranging from Rs 6,000 – Rs 20,000 only. The collection consisting of rings, earrings and pendants was launched by Tumhari Sulu star Vidya Balan alongside Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds. Starring Vidya Balan, the story of Tumhari Sulu revolves around the life of Sulochana (Sulu) who lands herself an unexpected job of a Radio Jockey of a late-night show. Sulu soon becomes very famous and this is when her struggle to maintain a balance between her personal and professional life begins. The story then unfolds to show how Sulu overcomes these challenges. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Speaking at the launch, Vidya Balan said, “It is every woman’s dream to wear diamond jewellery. I am delighted to launch the ‘Tumhare Diamonds’ collection which will make it possible for these dreams to come true. I congratulate Senco Gold & Diamonds for coming up with a range of diamond jewellery which is affordable for the masses as well as elegant in design”. Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, said, “The ‘Tumhare Diamonds’ range as part of our everlite collection is a tribute to the modern women of India who, in many ways are similar to Sulochana from Tumhari Sulu; for whom achieving anything is possible. At Senco, we believe that every woman should be able to wear diamond jewellery and be a confident woman just like our brand ambassador Vidya Balan. Also, women today prefer to buy everyday jewellery and we specialise in this segment. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Senco Gold & Diamonds, founded in the year 1938 by late Sri MC Sen is one of the oldest jewellery organizations in India. Headquartered in Kolkata, Senco Gold & Diamonds has 85 stores spread across India and is the largest jewellery retail chain from Eastern India. Senco Gold & Diamonds has an array of products on offer for every occasion, with more than 10,000 new designs being developed every year. Their popular everlite collection has exquisitely designed light-weight jewellery available at extremely affordable prices. Senco Gold & Diamonds exports to countries like USA, UK, Singapore and the Middle East.last_img read more

Our healthcare data is not private anymore Study reveals that machine learning

first_imgLast week, in a study published on JAMA Network Open, researchers revealed that machine learning algorithms trained with physical activity data collected from health tracking devices can be used to re-identify actual people. This study indicates that the current practices for anonymizing health information are not sufficient enough. Personal health and fitness data collected and stored by fitness wearable devices can be potentially sold to third parties, like employers, insurance providers, and other companies, without the users’ knowledge or consent. Also, health app makers might be able to link users name to their medical record and then sell this information to third-parties. Location information from activity trackers could be used to reveal sensitive military sites. Therefore, there is a need for a deidentification algorithm that aggregates the physical activity data of multiple individuals to ensure privacy for single individuals. For this study, the researchers analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 datasets. These datasets included recordings from physical activity monitors, during both a training run and an actual study mode, for 4,720 adults and 2,427 children. How does the reidentification procedure work? The machine learning model was constructed by building a separate multiclass classifier for each combination of demographic attributes. They used two different machine learning algorithms for multiclass classification, namely, linear support vector machine and random forests. The models were then tested by feeding in the demographic and physical activity data, but not the record numbers, from the testing data into the models to make predictions of record numbers. The accuracy of the models was calculated by counting how many predicted record numbers matched the actual record numbers in the testing data. The following block diagram depicts the steps of this procedure: Source: JAMA Network Open Results of this study The random forest algorithm was able to reidentify the demographic and physical activity data of 4478 adults (94.9%) and 2120 children (87.4%) in NHANES 2003-2004 and 4470 adults (93.8%) and 2172 children (85.5%) in NHANES 2005-2006. The linear SVM algorithm was able to reidentify the demographic and physical activity data of 4043 adults (85.6%) and 1695 children (69.8%) in NHANES 2003-2004 and 4041 adults (84.8%) and 1705 children (67.2%) in NHANES 2005-2006. How privacy risks can be reduced? Per the research paper, the privacy risks posed on individuals by sharing physical data can be reduced by sharing data not only in time but also across individuals of largely different demographics. This is particularly important for governmental organizations such as NHANES that publicly release large national health datasets. Also, currently we do not have strict regulations for organizations that collect and share these sensitive health data. Policymakers should develop regulations to minimize the sharing of activity by device manufacturers. You can go through the research paper for more details: Feasibility of Reidentifying Individuals in Large National Physical Activity Data Sets From Which Protected Health Information Has Been Removed With Use of Machine Learning. Read Next Researchers unveil a new algorithm that allows analyzing high-dimensional data sets more effectively, at NeurIPS conference Researchers develop new brain-computer interface that lets paralyzed patients use tablets Facebook AI researchers investigate how AI agents can develop their own conceptual shared languagelast_img read more