Liverpool star ‘can beat any player in this league’ says defender Toure

first_imgLiverpool defender Kolo Toure has hailed Raheem Sterling following the Harlesden teenager’s recent performances. The 19-year-old has gone from strength to strength this season and has made nine consecutive starts for Brendan Rodgers’ side.Sterling has been touted as a strong contender for England’s World Cup squad, particularly as Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.“For me at the moment Raheem is one of the best players in our team,” Toure told the Liverpool Echo.“He can beat any player in this league with his pace and skill. He’s very strong and compact. He works so hard for the team and this boy certainly has a very bright future.“He’s playing more games now and when you play a number of games in a row you get a lot of confidence. For a young player like that to be playing at that level is amazing.”See also:Sterling assured over Liverpool role Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors scout prospective No. 1 draft pick, who is ruled ineligible by the NCAA

first_imgWit and wisdom from Grandma Part II:Grandma said that when she met Grandpa, it was love at first sight. So dumbstruck was Grandpa that Grandma told him, “When your eyes get full, use your pockets.”Here’s hoping the Warriors brass who embarked Tuesday on a roadie to scout James Wiseman in Portland packed their pockets. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Wiseman? He is a 7-1, 240-pound center, a specimen and a half who is the …last_img

Y Combinator Hosts a Job Fair for Startups Tomorrow

first_imgOne of the myriad of challenges in starting a company is finding and hiring employees. You need to find the people with the right talent and the right skill set, but also people with the right mind-frame – people who share that entrepreneurial spirit and are willing to face the challenges of working with a newly-established company.Although the unemployment rate might suggest that anyone with a job opening would have a long list of applicants to choose from, even in an economic downturn, startups compete with larger, more established firms for skilled labor. And as established firms typically have deeper pockets for pay and benefits as well as staff dedicated to recruiting “the best and the brightest,” startups might struggle to compete. In addition to startups wondering how to convince someone to work there, prospective employees also often wonder if a startup is really the right fit?Y Combinator is sponsoring an event tomorrow night that seeks to address these issues. “Work at a Startup” is a job fair, of sorts, where over 30 startup founders will make their pitch to 100 job applicants.The event also seeks to answer some of the questions potential employees might have about working at a startup: How can you tell whether a startup would be good to work for? How much salary should you expect? How much equity? What are the danger signs you should watch for?Programmers submitted their resumes in order secure an invitation, and the companies at the fair are all YC-funded. And while the event is invitation-only, it will be live-streamed by Justin.tv: http://justin.tv/ycombinator.Even if you aren’t attending, the presenters are likely to answer questions that both entrepreneurs and job-seekers have about working for a startup. Tags:#events#start Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watterscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

In the air

first_imgSpring to attentionNothing says spring more than flowers. For those who don’t have access to fresh flowers or the time to create interesting arrangements, floral-themed furniture, furnishings and accessories are the answer. Since this is the time to lighten things up, replace the heavy drapes on the windows with airy sheers and woollen carpets with light dhurries and rugs. Bring in green plants and flowering pots. Upholster or slip-cover the sofas with pale tones and florals. For most impact, bring in a colourful piece of furniture as an accent piece. Our pick is the art deco-inspired chair designed by Ken Scott for Altamoda Italia. Scott’s Baboll chair on a pedestal exudes drama with pretty peonies and roses in radiant hues. Equally compelling is the Philippines-based designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s Bloom easy chair. Available in Delhi at Idus, this flower-shaped chair is made of microfibres stitched over a resin top that’s fixed atop a steel base. Available in the pleasing shades of moss green, lime green, yellow and muted red, it breathes life into winter-weary rooms.Jungle retreatHere’s a new-age spin on the stuffed animals that one found on the walls of old lodges and hunting homes. Animal heads are the inspiration for a series of limited-edition wall clocks designed by Israeli boutique Animi Causa. Wildlife lovers can take their pick from deer, giraffe, bear and walrus. Made of wood, these Jungle Clocks look best on textured walls. Order from www.animicausa.comTelly talesGame for some retro chic? In its new avatar, the idiot box has stepped back a few decades to flaunt a cool tangerine-and-white exterior and knob-style controls. Spicing up your interior scene, the ultra slim 14-inch LG Tubu comes packed with features. The knob controls help you adjust the volume and surf channels with a simple twist while the extendable rabbit-ear antenna and detachable chrome legs give it a fun look. Priced affordably at Rs 6,990, this is one accessory that promises never to date.Boot campIt’s a brolly stand that knows how to grab attention. Shaped like a trio of cowboy boots, this functional item doubles up as a glamorous accent piece. The faux-Verdigris finished stand, with antique brass accent and ornate thread detailing, comes from the stable of US-based brand Maitland-Smith. Domestic buyers can pick it up from the tony International Furniture Brands stores. The price of this cool lifestyle product is pegged at a steep Rs 54,240, but you will not find a more swish accessory for your parasols or your home.Colour codedInterior designers have long sworn by the ‘bright is right’ maxim. Take a cue from that and introduce colour into your washrooms. Get yourself a pedestal basin created by designer-architect Alessandro Mendini for Italian bathroom major Ceramica Flaminia and add zing to your loo. The squareshaped, free-standing Monowash basin (made from a single ceramic block) has a modern motif etched in bold colours like red, yellow, pink and lilac. Tapering slightly at the base, the basin comes outfitted with a chrome-finished faucet.Let there be lightStop taking shots in the dark and get home the Funghi, a wacky table lamp from Eurolite Studio, a brand known for cutting-edge lighting fixtures and installations. Designed by Thibaut Desombre, the lamp resembles a mushroom and is made of mouth-blown glass (that’s formed by breathing fiercely down a blow pipe into a molten glass blob and then re-shaped until it’s totally flat). Sporting an opal-red colour, this delectable piece is priced at Rs 7,500.Sit prettyAt the higher end of the style spectrum stands the Pipeline Sofa by American furniture designer Harry Allen. Made of four pipe-shaped components, the futuristic piece is upholstered with polyurethane over Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and a solid wood frame. Polished aluminium legs form its base and it can be configured creatively in numerous ways for group-seating.advertisementlast_img read more

Pradhan bats for direct flights between Bhubaneswar Dubai

first_imgBhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought prompt steps to launch direct flight services between Bhubaneswar and Dubai to boost the development of Odisha, which is emerging as a “growth-engine”. Noting that the government has created “ground- breaking” progress in developing regional air connectivity through the UDAN scheme, the Petroleum and Steel Minister said at present Bhubaneswar is only connected to Bangkok via direct flight service. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, he said Odisha is “emerging as a growth-engine for eastern India under Prime Minister’s ‘Purvodaya vision'”, and improving direct international connectivity will further give a fillip to the region’s developmental prospects. There has been a long-pending request from various quarters for introducing a direct flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai, Pradhan said in the letter dated September 17. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “I am made to understand that there are more than 15,000 Odia people residing in different parts of the United Arab Emirates, who are forced to undertake an indirect route for travelling to Odisha. “I also understand the Odia Society of UAE had a meeting with GM Air India Middle-east and Africa regarding viability of a direct Air India flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai, based on favourable traffic data between these destinations,” the minister said. Pradhan also emphasised that Bhubaneswar is an educational, healthcare and cultural hub with rich potential for medical tourism, cultural tourism and educational exchange programmes. “Keeping in mind the welfare of communities to and from Bhubaneswar – Dubai and the larger potential for development of Odisha, I request your personal intervention in launching a direct fligt between Bhubaneswar and Dubai at the earliest,” he added.last_img read more