The teams were locked at 5-all at half-time before QSST ran away with the game in the second half. NSWCCC got out to a perfect start, scoring in their first set of six when Wesley Sefuiva combined with Josh Rozairo to send Jonathan Huskins over on the wing. QSST were quick to hit back however, capitalising on a CCC mistake which saw Jackson Luke score on the wing to level the score at 1-all. QSST hit the lead soon after, when Marlon Doak scored on the wing in the fifth minute to take a 2-1 lead. The experienced duo of Sefuiva and Rozairo were quick to retaliate, levelling the score one minute later before reclaiming the lead when Macauley Dawson was the recipient of a great long ball to take a 3-2 lead. Down the other end of the field, Mathew Couper was on the receiving end of a long ball similar to the touchdown prior, levelling the score at 3-all. Luke put his QSST team in front soon after, scoring his second touchdown for the game, showing plenty of speed as he ran down the far wing to score. Huskins then scored his second for NSWCCC in the 11th minute, after being on the receiving end of another great long ball, and locked things up at 4-all. Defence then took over, with both teams unable to score for the next seven minutes following plenty of touchdowns in the first stanza of the game. It looked like QSST would take a one touchdown advantage into the half-time break when Luke Swan scored a touchdown in the final minute of the half. But NSWCCC were determined to lock things up, with Cade Price scoring after the siren to level the game at 5-all at half-time. QSST came back from the half-time break in blistering form, scoring the first four touchdowns of the half to take a 9-5 lead midway through the second half. NSWCCC captain, Sefuiva, led by example shortly after, stepping around the opposition to bring the difference back to three touchdowns, but a double to Theo Majid extended his side’s lead out to five touchdowns. Australian 18’s Boys representative, Mathew Couper, scored his second touchdown for the game, before CCC hit back through Andrew Heffernan. Player of the Final, Lachlan Pierce, continued his impressive game and scored his third touchdown of the half with 90 seconds remaining, to give QSST a six touchdown advantage and claim the title 13-7. NSWCCC’s Josh Rozairo was recognised for his impressive form throughout the event, being named Player of the Series. QSST 13 (Lachlan Pierce 3, Mathew Couper 2, Theo Majid 2, Jackson Luke 2, Jason Norford, Ashley Taylor, Marlon Doak, Luke Swan) defeated NSWCCC 7 (Jonathan Huskins 2, Wesley Sefuiva 2, Luke Tonegato, Andrew Heffernan, Macauley Dawson).Referees: David Baggio, Mick Medlin, Luke McKenzie
Real Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior: Why Osasuna goal brought me to tearsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior has explained his tears after scoring in victory over Osasuna.Vinicius says he cried as being injured it had been a “little difficult” for him to rediscover the form of last season.He said, “I cried because after my injury it was a bit complicated. It was taking a long time to play as before. I was not so happy. “Today I was calmer and nothing better than before a derby. After so many games, I had never been so many without scoring. “I am delighted to have scored again.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
REGINA – The gleeful “trick or treat” that children shout when they call at houses on Halloween is getting a healthier response in some cities across Canada.Instead of candy, little ghosts and goblins on some doorsteps are getting passes to go swimming, skating and even skiing.The eastern Ontario city of Cornwall started selling Halloween swim- and-skate passes in 2012.Aquatic co-ordinator Lori Gibeau says the city started with 1,000 passes, but the program proved so popular that it now offers 1,500.“And we have sold out every year that we have been doing this.”The Halloween passes are sold in packs of 10 for $10. Each pass is good for a child or student admission to a leisure swim or public skate and is valid from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.Gibeau, who is a mom to two teenage girls, believes the passes are popular for several reasons, including that they encourage family bonding time and are a good price.Normally, a one-time child fee for swimming is $3.92.“It might give people an opportunity to get involved in some recreation activities that they might not necessarily have a chance to. It’s a healthy alternative to the candy overload. You don’t have to worry about handing something out that may cause an allergic reaction,” she says.“Some people … use them for the little, little ones where they don’t think that they necessarily need candy, so instead of giving a bag of chips out to a two-year-old, they might give this out instead.”Melissa Coderre with Regina’s recreation department says the city used to give out passes to trick-or-treaters who went to recreational facilities on Halloween. The program was expanded in 2014 so the public could buy passes and give them out for a “balanced Halloween experience.”“It’s not just about (recreation) or it’s not just about candy. It’s about both,” she says. “And it also provides the community an allergy- conscious alternative to give out to kids who can’t have candy.”Teachers like passes for students, too, she adds.In Regina, the passes for a public skate or swim are sold in packages of 10 for $5. They don’t expire.They went on sale after Thanksgiving, but people started calling to ask about them in August, Coderre says.“We’ve sold out of our passes every year that we’ve done this program, and every year we’ve expanded the number of passes that we’ve sold by 5,000. The first year we printed 5,000 and this year we’re printing 20,000.“Last year we sold out maybe within a week.”Kids who get Halloween passes in Strathcona County, just outside Edmonton, can use them for swimming, skating and cross-country skiing.Jennifer Wilson with the county’s recreation services says the program started in 2013 after officials saw healthy Halloween programs in Calgary, Lethbridge, Alta., and Ottawa.“We weren’t really sure what to expect … but now that it’s been an annual ongoing thing, people watch for it every year and they are super excited to jump on it and get them,” Wilson says.“It’s been a really, really good program.”This year, the county printed 2,500 booklets of 10 tickets each. A book of 10 sells for $5. All proceeds are donated to a play program aimed at increasing recreational access for lower-income residents.The passes expire after the school Christmas break ends.Wilson says people are seeing the value of moving beyond handing out candy.“That’s really what we’re trying to do, is trying to shift the culture and shift people’s behaviours to seeing that being active and playing and having fun really is the treat.”
Roger Federer has a good chance later this year to pass Pete Sampras for most aces in his career. Ivo Karlovic, in turn, is hot on Federer’s heels for No. 4 on the all-time men’s tennis aces list and could pass him at the U.S. Open this week.You may start hearing more about this leaderboard as Federer and Karlovic keep overtaking former greats and each other. If you do, it’s worth keeping in mind that among trivial sports records, the all-time aces title is a particularly meaningless accomplishment:The ace counts only go back to 1991, when umpires at ATP World Tour and Grand Slam events started recording point-by-point data, including aces (serves that land in and which the returner can’t touch with his racket). All-time leader Goran Ivanisevic and Sampras (No. 3 in aces) debuted three years before the match stats did. Sampras probably would have a much wider lead over Federer and No. 5 Karlovic if his 125 matches from his first three years on tour counted toward his ace total. And Ivanisevic would have a more secure grip on No. 1 if he got credit for his 136 matches between 1988 and 1990; as it stands now, his countryman Karlovic could pass him as soon as late next year. No. 11 Marc Rosset — who also debuted in 1988, a banner year for big servers — might have held the lead among Swiss players over Federer for longer if his 62 matches through 1990 counted. Even more of the careers of big servers Boris Becker, John McEnroe and Roscoe Tanner are shrouded by the sport’s statistical blind spot.The Davis Cup, the sport’s international team competition, counts toward players’ official match records. But merely for administrative reasons — “with all the ties all over the world we don’t have a system to get the data,” ATP stats overseer Greg Sharko said in an email — Davis Cup stats don’t count toward ATP totals. That means Karlovic doesn’t get credit for his 78 aces in a Davis Cup loss in 2009. On the other hand, Karlovic has played only 17 Davis Cup singles matches, while Federer has played 42 — more than Ivanisevic and Sampras, though three fewer than the 45 played by Andy Roddick, who is second on the all-time aces list. No aces from those matches count toward these players’ totals.All counting stats are crude ways to estimate athletes’ ability. Some quarterbacks amass more yards because they play for pass-happy offensive coordinators. Baseball players can get more runs batted in by batting often with teammates on base. Raw ace counts in a single match face the same problem: Karlovic got those 78 aces in the 2009 Davis Cup match because it went to 16-14 in the fifth set. That’s less impressive than his 44 aces in a three-set match earlier this year. It’s all the less meaningful, then, to compare ace counts over a season or career. Federer has a narrow lead over Karlovic mainly because he has played more than twice as many matches. That’s a credit to Federer’s overall superiority as a tennis player compared to Karlovic, and to just about everyone else who ever has lifted a racket. The better you are at the sport, the more you win, the more matches you play, and the more chances you have to rack up aces. It’s hard for Karlovic to keep up with Federer while losing in the first or second round of many tournaments and watching his rival get to keep serving for four to six matches into the final. But if the point of ace counts is to say who’s the best player, there are plenty of better ways to measure it. And if it’s to measure who has the best serve — ignoring returns and everything else in tennis — then a rate stat would do much better. Karlovic has aced opponents on nearly 23 percent of his service points since 2010, or more than double Federer’s 10 percent. Appropriately, Karlovic hit 24 aces in his U.S. Open debut Tuesday, while Federer hit 10. Both men won.Karlovic has started catching up — by playing more matches. The hard way to do that is to win more matches at big tournaments. The easier way to do it is to sign up for lots of the lower-level tournaments called 250s, which are the weakest ATP World Tour events that count toward ace counts. Karlovic has played in 23 250-level tournaments over the past two years. Federer has played in four. Those events have helped Karlovic make up ground on Federer, both because he’s getting more matches and because he’s playing weaker opponents. By median and mean ranking of opponents, Karlovic’s schedule this year and last has been roughly twice as easy as Federer’s. Weaker opponents are, on average, easier to ace. For instance, the last time Federer and Karlovic played each other, Federer’s ace percentage was higher than usual, at 11.5 percent, while Karlovic’s was lower, at 19.1 percent.
Auburn junior quarterback Nick Marshall (14) breaks a tackle during a game against Georgia Nov. 16 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn won, 43-38.Credit: Courtesy of MCTCollege football is funny.A sport that brings joy and despair to people across the country week in and week out, the game is particularly dubious on the final weekend of the regular season.Known as “Rivalry Weekend,” the final Saturday before the 2013 postseason did not disappoint either.From an Ohio State’s fan perspective, emotional highs and lows ensued from defeating archrival Michigan in Ann Arbor in thrilling fashion — picking off redshirt-junior Wolverine quarterback Devin Gardner in the end zone to deny Michigan the necessary two points that would give them the victory.Fans, players and the like were proud because the Buckeyes had just recorded their 24th straight win under coach Urban Meyer, but also turned their attention quickly to another rivalry game — The Iron Bowl.The same could be said for both myself and my colleagues at The Lantern, who had just left Michigan Stadium with the knowledge that No. 1 Alabama held a touchdown advantage over No. 4 Auburn. Upon tuning into the game on the radio and hearing that the Tigers had tied it up with 32 seconds to go, we made the correct decision to U-turn into the closest restaurant with a TV (Red Robin) because seeing if the unthinkable could happen — The Crimson Tide no longer rolling — was something we could not miss.All year, OSU has been slotted behind the top-ranked Tide and No. 2 Florida State, who had already taken care of business against rival Florida earlier in the day to finish regular season play unbeaten. So, if the Buckeyes were to even get a chance to compete for the final BCS National Championship, ‘Bama was going to need to either fall Saturday or next week in the SEC Title game. It seems unthinkable that an undefeated OSU would be left out of the national championship game, but because of the national perspective of the Big Ten as second tier to other conferences like the SEC, the possibility was at its highest point.Then lightning struck.While we were waiting to order our food, the referees put one second back on the clock, giving Alabama a chance to save its unbeaten season in regulation. Alabama coach Nick Saban turned to redshirt-freshman kicker Adam Griffith to attempt a 57-yard field goal for the win. Griffith’s attempt was short, Auburn senior cornerback Chris Davis retrieved it, and returned it 100 yards for the game-winning touchdown.Red Robin, filled with members of Buckeye Nation, exploded — and I couldn’t help myself but join in on the excitement.With a win against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game, the Buckeyes — barring any sort of BCS catastrophe that will allow a one-loss Auburn team to jump them in the rankings — will be heading to Pasadena, Calif., in early 2014 in search of the program’s eighth national championship.In a mere four hours, Buckeye fans went from holding their breath when Gardner took the snap on the two-point play, to extreme jubilation when Alabama’s undefeated season was no more. Suddenly, seeing OSU back at the top of the sport is a very real possibility.As a journalist writing on deadline for the OSU-Michigan game, the last half of The Game’s fourth quarter brought stress to both my fingers and head.But as a college football fan, rivalry weekend proved once again why the sport is tough to be topped.
AS Roma’s sporting director is analyzing legal action against Barcelona over Malcom’s transfer, and Ousmane Dembele is meditating an exit from the Catalan club.The latest FC Barcelona signing Malcom has produced some serious ripple effects in both Rome and Barcelona, the Brazilian’s arrival in the Catalan city came as an unexpected surprise from the AS Roma board of directors. The Italian club’s sporting manager Monchi, explained to Cadena COPE the reason his club might be considering to take legal actions against FC Barcelona. He states that AS Roma had a closed deal with the player and the Catalan club got in the middle of the negotiations. But that’s not all, French winger Ousmane Dembele is very unhappy with Malcom’s arrival because he sees it as a clear message directed towards him.?️ Monchi, director deportivo de la @OfficialASRoma:➡️ “Tengo mensajes con los agentes de Malcom y del presidente del Girondins con el acuerdo cerrado. Esta mañana me piden subir la oferta porque el Barça está pagando más. Estamos valorando si tomar procedimientos legales” pic.twitter.com/OKZbYMBdE8— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) July 24, 2018Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Monchi spoke live with the Spanish radio show Partidazo de COPE about AS Roma’s situation, he confirmed that the Italian club reached an agreement with French club Girondins Bordeaux but Barcelona got in the middle of the negotiation and convinced the player not to honor their deal: “I have all the texts I sent Malcom’s agents and Girondins president in which we reached an agreement for his transfer to AS Roma. Then they asked me to raise the offer this morning because Barcelona offered more money. We are seriously considering taking legal action against both clubs,” said the former Sevilla sporting director to Cadena COPE.?DEMBÉLÉ (@Dembouz) está valorando buscar una salida del Barça. Cree que el fichaje de Malcom demuestra que no se apuesta por él. Su relación con Valverde es distante. Espera que le aclare qué rol tendrá, quiere protagonismo para explotar (….) @partidazocope @deportescope— Helena Condis Edo (@HelenaCondis) July 24, 2018While all that drama is taking place, another situation unfolds in Barcelona with French player Ousmane Dembele. According to Spanish journalist Helena Condis Edo. The player is not happy with Malcom’s arrival and he feels it as an invitation to leave the club due to a lack of trust in his skills. However, Barcelona has already told the media that Dembele will not leave the club because they consider him a very important player for the institution. The Brazilian winger’s arrival should be seen as an increase in competition for Dembele rather than an obstacle in his development as a star inside the Catalan club.
Pablo Zabaleta insists he is not considering retirement anytime soon, despite being out of contract at West Ham this summerThe 33-year-old defender continues to be an integral member of the West Ham squad after starting 12 of their 16 Premier League matches this season.But Zabaleta’s future at the London Stadium is in doubt with the Argentine out of contract with West Ham at the end of the season.The former Manchester City star recently confessed that a move to the Middle East would be an attractive option for him.However, for now at least, Zabaleta plans to remain focused on the present.“I don’t know,” replied Zabaleta on Sky Sports, when asked about a contract renewal at West Ham.“The main thing for me is to keep enjoying my football, I’m so happy to be part of the West Ham family.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I know I’m not getting any younger but I still feel alright, I’m playing in every single game and physically I feel good.“We will see at the end of the season what the best decision is for me, the club, for everyone, but at the moment I don’t want to think about this, I just want to enjoy playing games. The main thing is to have a good season with the team.”Although the two-time Premier League winner is adamant he will not be heading into retirement.He added: “No, I’ll be 34 in January and I love football so much. If I continue playing in every game it means I can go for a few more years.“When you are in your 30s you cannot think about long-term, that is the only thing, but I’m not thinking about retirement.“If I can go for another few years I do will 100 per cent because I’ve got so much love for football.”
April 23, 2019 Updated: 4:41 PM San Diego City Council to consider regulations for dockless scooters and bicycles Posted: April 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council will vote Tuesday on a regulatory package for dockless electric scooters, bicycles and the companies that own them.The package would limit the speed of dockless scooters from 15 mph to 8 mph in high-traffic areas areas like Spanish landing and near Petco park, and as low as 3 mph along the Embarcadero and the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade.Scooter companies like Bird, Lime and Razor would be required to use geofencing technology on their scooters to limit speeds and parking abilities in designated areas around the city. Bird already uses geofencing to reduce scooter speeds in areas like the Santa Monica Beach Bike Path.Scooter riders would be banned from parking the devices near hospitals, schools, beach area boardwalks, the Petco Park perimeter and the north and south legs of the Embarcadero. The city also plans to designate scooter parking zones along city streets so as to decrease the number of scooters parked on sidewalks. In downtown, scooter riders and companies would only be able to park devices in groups of four, with at least 40 feet between groups.The city would also require that scooter companies obtain a six-month operational permit with a to-be-determined fee and pay $150 per scooter or bike each year to continue operating in San Diego. Companies could renew permits in January or June, at which time they could negotiate operating terms like fleet size, which they are not currently required to report to the city.The council’s Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved the package in February and requested that it return to the committee within six months of its implementation for further review and to ensure the city is keeping pace with the evolution of technologies like geofencing.The council is scheduled to discuss and vote on the package at its 2 p.m. session. The council will meet in the City Administration Building’s 12th floor Council Chambers, located at 202 C St. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
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To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery The nominations are out! Who do you want to win at the #GRAMMYs? Reply now and hear works from every nominee on @AppleMusic. https://t.co/2zIYpdaON8 pic.twitter.com/Jm2AmQvzjd— Beats 1 (@Beats1) December 7, 2018Apple Music has teamed up with the Recording Academy to create a playlist that features a wide variety of nominees—yes, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino and more.The playlist includes nominees from Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist. On Dec. 7, CBS, Apple Music and the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Award Show with Apple Music host Zane Lowe, GRAMMY winner Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Janelle Monáe. 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On May 5th 2006, 14-year-old Deanna Camille Green died from electrocution when a ball field fence she was stretching on in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park, came in contact with an underground power line while she was playing a game with a Christian softball league. Almost 11 years to the day of that tragedy, her family intends to provide a ray of hope for worthy students who aspire to attend college to study performing arts. Former Baltimore Colt Defensive lineman Anthony “Bubba” Green and Nancy Arrington-Green, founders of Deanna’s Lyric, Foundation for the Arts, Inc., are presenting a gospel concert entitled: “Sing Pastor, Sing!Deanna Camille GreenThe event will take place Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm at Milford Mill United Methodist Church 915 Milford Mill Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208 and will be hosted by Fox 45 news anchor Kia Jackson and Ernestine Jones of WEAA radio. “Deanna’s Lyric, Foundation for the Arts, a 501 C (3) organization was founded to commemorate Deanna’s life. Prior to her untimely death the talented “lyric soprano” was looking forward to attending the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, a Baltimore County magnate school, in fall of 2006. The event will feature several local church pastors and other guest performers in a gospel concert. Among the Pastors scheduled to participate are Dr. Robert J. Anderson, Jr., of Colonial Baptist Church, Tamba Giles and the Williams Brothers, Rev. Dr. Alvin Gwynn, Sr., Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore, Bishop R. Alonzo Jones and Rev. Terry D. Streeter, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Washington D.C. There also will be a performance by the Milford Mill Academy Choir. According to Anthony Green, “Each academic year, our goal is to award four $2500 scholarships to four college bound students majoring in the Performance Arts.” Nancy Green said of Deanna, “it was her passion and desire to share her God given talent! The mission of the foundation is to ensure that Deanna’s angelic, lyrical voice will continue to be heard through the lives, voices and talents of other young performing artists.” State regulations passed by the Maryland Legislature in her name deemed the “Deanna Camille Green law,” require utility businesses to conduct scans each year in Maryland’s major cities to mitigate the kind of stray contact voltage that caused Deanna’s death. Kristen A. Anderson, a graduate of Salisbury University and a former Afro- American Newspaper Intern
The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C. (MCDCC), located at 474 Ridge St. NW, is scheduled to host a “Holy Conversation on Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addiction” on Aug. 26 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The roundtable time will provide a safe space, devoted to dialogue, instruction and healing. Rev. Sandra Morris of Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto, Canada will be the guest speaker and facilitator. To RSVP for participation in the conversation, contact Associate Pastor Rev. Cathy Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
The experiment started small, with a research assistant in Finland turning in a few wallets with different amounts of money. He would walk up to the counter of a big public place, like a bank or a post office. And would that answer be different if it was empty or full of cash? Those are questions researchers have been exploring; Thursday, they published their findings in the journal Science. So picture this: You’re a receptionist at, say, a hotel. Someone walks in and says they found a lost wallet but they’re in a hurry. They hand it to you. What would you do? “Acting as a tourist, he mentioned that he found the wallet outside around the corner, and then he asked the employees to take care of it,” says Alain Cohn from the University of Michigan, the study’s lead author. The researchers assumed that putting money in the wallet would make people less likely to return it, because the payoff would be bigger. A poll of 279 “top-performing academic economists” agreed. Read the whole story: NPR
Emerald Media, a pan-Asian media investment vehicle backed by private-equity outfit KKR and Peter Chernin, is taking a minority stake in South Asian content-focused OTT TV service YuppTV for US$50 million (€40 million).YuppTV, based in Atlanta in the US, provides live TV, catch-up TV and movies on-demand in 14 languages across the globe with a mix of South Asian content.Emerald Media was set up last year by KKR and the Chernin Group as part of their partnership agreement. KKR committed to invest US$300 million in the venture in November, with the Chernin Group’s Asian unit CA Media taking a minority stake. The outfit is headed by Paul Aiello – CEO of CA Media and a former CEO of Star TV Asia – and Rajesh Kamat. COO of CA Media and a former COO of Viacom18 Group and CEO of Colors.YuppTV claims to reach 400 million homes globally, with over five million monthly visitors accessing the service. YuppTV is available on 27 devices and reports a peak monthly traffic of 20 million visitors. It says it has had over 10 million mobile app downloads since launch, in addition to being pre-installed on 50 million Samsung TV sets and being downloaded to 300,000 LG smart TVs. It is also available on the Sony PlayStation PS3 and PS4 platforms.The service provides over 250 live channels and has a catalogue of over 5,000 movies and 100 TV shows, marketed via on-demand movie brand YuppFlix. It has recently also invested in an advanced analytics-based recommendation system for live TV to improve the discoverability of its content.YuppTV is primarily viewed by audiences in the US, UK, Middle East, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. The service also recently launched in India, with a focus on the southern part of the country. In India it is also available via the Android Playstore.The company raised its series A funding round from Poarch Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama in September 2015.“We couldn’t ask for a stronger partner than Emerald Media. YuppTV is a content distribution platform with a strong consumer connection, and Emerald Media has global media relationships. We hope to leverage their relationships and existing assets Endemol, OML, Fluence and Graphic India to create original programming and make this platform a next generation distribution and content powerhouse,” said Uday Reddy, promoter and CEO of YuppTV.“Emerald Media believes in driving change and value-creation by providing a distinctive combination of capital, domain knowledge and management bandwidth. The world is moving from traditional consumption to multiscreen delivery mediums. YuppTV provides a unique combination of technology, strong content relationships and revenues of scale and will be an anchor to our vision of building a new age media company,” said Aiello.
Telekom Austria Group has struck a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Croatian fixed-line operator Metronet.The telco is acquiring the stake through its existing local operator Vipnet from a range of Croatian corporations, financial institutions and individuals, including Quaestus Private Equity Fund.Metronet primarily serves the business segment with data, voice, managed IT and cloud services and approximately 4,300 corporate customers, who generated approximately 90% of total revenues in 2015.The company is present in 66 cities, reaching approximately 85% of all corporate customers in Croatia via its fibre network. In 2015, the company generated revenues of approximately €28 million and EBITDA of approximately €12 million.Telekom Austria Group will finance the transaction via its existing cash flow. It did not disclose the price. Closing is expected for Q1 2017. The transaction is subject to merger control clearance.“The acquisition of Metronet strengthens the Group’s Croatian business, where it has been offering convergent services since 2011,” said Alejandro Plater, CEO and COO, Telekom Austria Group.