Clixo magnetic children’s toys keep little ones entertained and sparks creativity » Gadget Flow

first_imgIf you’re looking for a new way to harness your little one’s imagination, the Clixo magnetic children’s toys might be everything you need. Use Clixo to create a bundle of games and toys in various shapes and possibilities. With this set, children can create countless creations with a handle of pieces. Moreover, these pieces are top-quality and eco-friendly, providing hours of play and sparking creativity. Clixo magnetic children’s toys are available in various packages: Itsy, Crew, Rainbow, Super Rainbow, and an Itsy Triple Bundle. Depending on your budget, the number of pieces, and the variety of colors you’re looking for, there’s a package for every parent. Ranging from 18 to 60 pieces, your child can create various shapes and designs. Finally, this product is light and compact, making it great for taking on the go. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Bacary Sagna recalls Cesc Fabregas turned ‘white’ after seeing Eduardo’s horrific leg break

first_imgEduardo suffered a horrific injury against Birmingham (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas ‘was white after seeing’ the injury Eduardo da Silva suffered playing for Arsenal against Birmingham in 2008.Bacary Sagna was part of the Arsenal team that day, who were five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, but the Gunners were visibly shaken to their core when Eduardo broke his leg and suffered an open dislocation of his ankle.The horrific injury cause by Martin Taylor’s high tackle derailed Arsenal’s season and Sagna admittedly losing Eduardo deeply affected his team-mates.‘It was a shock to everyone,’ Sagna told Arsenal’s ‘In Lockdown’ podcast. ADVERTISEMENT‘I remember Cesc being white by seeing the impact of the injury. We were shocked because Eduardo was our brother and when someone gets hurt, everyone gets hurt.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t know if it had an impact on the rest of the game, but for sure it was a turning point in our season.‘We’re all different, we all express our feelings in a different way. Some will take it, some will keep going and some will struggle to do it. We are only humans. Comment Fabregas was shaken by the injury to Eduardo (Picture: Getty)‘I think everyone got hurt in a way, and some more than others. Unfortunately it’s part of football and we know that we can get injured quite badly. It was a bad day.‘Unfortunately it’s part of football and we know that we can get injured quite badly. It was a bad day. We lost it all, honestly. ‘We didn’t win because we lost our player. He was scoring every single goal, he was clinical.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘That season, every time he was in front of goal, he used to score. He was so confident. We stick together and we fight together. ‘When you lose someone, back in the day we were young and maybe we didn’t know how to deal with these kinds of injuries.‘For most of us, it was the first time of seeing it live. We had to be able to separate feelings and work, but as I said before we’re only humans. It was just a bad day, a bad memory.’ Taylor was immediately sent off for the tackle (Picture: Getty)Eduardo was taken straight to the hospital after being stretchered off the pitch and would later admit he feared he would never play again.But the Brazilian-born Croatian did return to action a year later and would continue to play for Arsenal until he was sold to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010.MORE: Bacary Sagna admits Arsenal’s fear of bigger teams stopped them winning the leagueMORE: Sir Alex Ferguson turned down chance to sign Thierry Henry before Arsenal, claims ex-Manchester United security chiefFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Bacary Sagna recalls Cesc Fabregas turned ‘white’ after seeing Eduardo’s horrific leg breakcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 May 2020 3:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link943Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

BlackRock cites auto-enrolment, UK’s NEST as model for French reform

first_imgBlackRock has pointed to the UK multi-employer pension scheme NEST as an example of a vehicle France could consider setting up to encourage employer take-up of a new type of pension scheme introduced by legislation. In a comprehensive note on the “Pacte” law, a group of BlackRock senior staff also suggested that authorities consider eventually imposing auto-enrolment, making it obligatory for employers to offer a pensions saving scheme to employees – or, in the case of the self-employed, to sign up to a scheme once certain revenue conditions were met.In return for imposing such an obligation, BlackRock said, the French government could consider setting up a national structure like the UK’s National Employment Savings Trust – better known as NEST – to encourage employers to offer the new pension plan introduced by the Pacte law and close any gaps in private sector pensions coverage.NEST was set up by the UK government in 2011 to help implement its auto-enrolment policy, and today the £4.5bn (€5.1bn) defined contribution master trust has more than 8m members across thousands of employers. The BlackRock authors said NEST gave smaller entities access to a mutualised multi-employer plan that was competitive compared with vehicles offered by private players.Another measure recommended by BlackRock was the creation of a “dashboard” to display individuals’ pension entitlements across the three pension pillars once reform of the country’s public pension system was complete.Loi Pacte and wider reformsIn France, the first and second pension pillars refer to the pay-as-you-go public pension system, which includes a social security entitlement (first pillar) and complementary pension provision linked to professional status (second pillar). The two elements are the focus of a major reform being prepared by high commissioner Jean-Paul Delevoye, who is due to publish a report setting out his ideas this year.The third pillar refers to funded pension vehicles that individuals or employers can subscribe to voluntarily, and is addressed by the Pacte law. Passed by the French parliament in April, it aims to catalyse domestic economic growth by developing equity financing. Outside the public pension system, the French mainly save for retirement using life assurance products – invested mostly in fixed income assets – and bank savings accounts such as the “Livret A”, with workplace pension schemes such as the PERCO seeing less take-up. The pensions reform element of the Pacte law centres on the introduction of a standardised pensions saving product called Plan Epargne Retraite (PER), with features aiming to make workplace or individual pensions saving more attractive. The PER market will be open to asset managers.Regulations setting out the detailed implementation measures for the PER could be published later this summer, according to French media reports.last_img read more

Sobbing, Drueke, Baumli, Stallbaumer win U.S. 36 Raceway openers

first_imgOSBORN, Mo. (May 8) – After a long wait for racing to return to the high banks of U.S. 36 Raceway, more than 100 IMCA entries hit the track on opening night Friday, May 8.  Tyler Drueke dominated the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature, leading every lap and cruising to West­fall GMC Victory Lane. Stuart Snyder finished second, with Cincinnati, Ohio driver Saben Bibent in the third spot.  By Jacob Blair  J.J. Baumli made quick work of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field, jumping to the early lead out of the fourth starting position. Mike Albertsen ran second most of the feature but never could run down Baumli. Mich Ross came from a ‘B’ to finish in the third position. Thursday rains left the race in question and after many hours of work to roll the track and pits in, officials made the decision to race.  In the IMCA Modifieds, Kelsie Foley, out of Tucson, Ariz., led the first half of the feature. Jesse Sobbing lurked behind as he methodically worked his way through the field. Using the high line, Sobbing worked around Foley and led the remaining laps to win the opening Modified race of 2020. Chad Andersen charged from a ‘B’ feature and 15th place starting position to finish second, with Foley third.  The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod race became the Stallbaumer show as both Tim Stallbaumer and Luke Stallbaumer paced the field for much of the race. Luke Stallbaumer led early before Tim Stallbaumer made the pass for the lead in the back half of the race and drove to the eventual win. Derek Hall drove from the 10th starting position to finish third. Tyler Drueke got his weekend started with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature win at U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday, then added the Saturday checkers at Bethany Speedway. (Photo by Judy Staley) Up next at US 36 Raceway is a visit from the Sprint Series of Nebraska on Friday, May 15. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also racing.last_img read more

Several schools receive sports gear

first_imgSEVERAL schools and communities were the recipients of sports gear compliments of the National Sports Commission (NSC) on Friday at the NSC building on Homestretch Avenue.The La Grange Primary School, Mahaica Community, Central High School, Festival City Community, Ptomeley Reid School of Rehabilitation and Avocado Square were all on the receiving end. The donations were in keeping with the NSC’s desire to fulfill its mandate to ensure sports for all.Speaking at the handing over was Assistant Director of Sport Brian Smith who stated that NSC would continue to provide gears and technical assistance for sport around the country.According to Smith “The National Sports Commission will remain committed to the development of sports across the country and will continue to provide gears and technical assistance to this end.”last_img read more

York, Eaves meet for 2006 rematch

first_imgWhen Wisconsin’s hockey team took the ice for the 2006 Frozen Four title game against Boston College, one of the players responsible for getting them there was nowhere to be found. A right-ankle injury sidelined junior defenseman Joe Piskula for the final game of the regular season and all of the playoffs. Piskula was able to join his teammates on the Bradley Center ice after their title run was complete — but something will always be missing for him. “It was definitely hard not being on the ice for [the National Championship game], but the guys still made feel like I was a part of it,” Piskula said. “Just playing all season and missing the playoffs, it was so hard to be in the stands for that game.”When Boston College (2-1-0) faces off against Wisconsin (3-1-2, 2-1-1 WCHA), it will be a match-up of preseason No. 1-ranked squads, as well as a rematch of last year’s National Championship game. But for Piskula, it will be an opportunity to show the Golden Eagles something they didn’t see in last year’s title game.”It’s a totally different situation, but hopefully I can bring what I have to the table and help my team do well,” Piskula said. “We got a little rematch going, and I didn’t get to play against them so it will be nice for me to give [Boston College] a little something — it’s not the championship, but it is still the same guys over there.”Piskula and the rest of the experienced-rich blue liners will surely be tested this weekend against BC’s potent offensive attack. In four of their five games this season, the Golden Eagles have scored five goals, the only exception being a 7-1 rout at the hands of Notre Dame. Nevertheless, the Badgers will be up to the challenging task.”We know what they’re going to do, but we got to come out hitting, taking the body and show them we are not going to back down, and that we’re going to set the tempo,” UW assistant captain Jeff Likens said. “We just got to play our style on defense, we have our systems and we know what they are going to do inside the zone and out, and we just got to shut them down.”Another matchup to keep an eye on this weekend will be the head coaches — Wisconsin’s Mike Eaves and Boston College’s Jerry York.Although Eaves was victorious in the 2006 Frozen Four championship game, it is York who is a 35-year veteran behind the bench. In his illustrious coaching career, York has won 751 games and two national championships, including his first with Boston College in 2001. Eaves, on the other hand, has emerged as the premiere young coach in collegiate hockey after the Badgers’ championship run a season ago. Eaves is no stranger to York, or his coaching style, as two of his sons played for the legendary coach. Eaves admitted to sharing a nice moment with York following last year’s championship game.”That speaks to the relationship we have through our boys, and it speaks to the kind of person he is,” Eaves said. “It really made it a more enjoyable evening, [as] we can talk openly about the [championship game] and be rivals on the ice but share a moment about how our teams handled themselves after the game.”When the puck drops Friday, Wisconsin’s lineup will feature a number of underclassmen who did not participate in last year’s championship game. Regardless of their inexperience, this young Badger squad will have to compete with the emotions of the Golden Eagles that will no doubt be flying high, hoping to exact revenge for last year’s Frozen Four loss.”They are a great team, and they didn’t lose too many guys from last year, and nobody likes to lose in the national championship,” freshman defenseman Jamie McBain said. “They’re going to come with a little something extra, but we got to match it and overcome it.” Despite Eaves’ attempts to keep his team focused in treating this weekend just like any other series, players and coaches alike sense the added energy that goes along with a championship game rematch.”They’re excited to play Boston College, I mean they know they are a top team and when you play a top team you get excited, and the fact that we have a recent history with them only heightens the excitement,” Eaves said. “You know you have to defend your title against everyone,” Piskula added. “And maybe a little bit more against the runner-up from last season.”Injury ReportKyle Klubertanz practiced Thursday, and Eaves is confident the veteran defenseman will be in the lineup this weekend. …Forward Jack Skille participated in skating drills, but will be inactive for at least the next four weeks. …Ross Carlson, who was also injured against North Dakota, will be sidelined for the next three to four weeks.last_img read more

Clutch hitting boosts Syracuse to a 4-0 victory over Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior Alicia Hansen tossed her ponytail behind her head as “Astronaut Kid” by NBA Youngboy boomed through the loud speaker. She wasn’t nervous — she’d been situations like this too many times to allow nervousness affect her swing. Even as the Orange had yet to record a hit through the first 4.2 innings, the senior remained confident that she was the one who’d break the no-hitter. “I knew that I was going to get a hit,” Hansen said. “There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to hit the ball hard somewhere.”She crushed a two-out single past the Duke second baseman and into right field. Assistant coach Vanessa Shippy slapped her helmet as the tie-breaking runner strolled into second base.Syracuse (18-20, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) was no-hit through the first four innings by Duke (21-23, 8-8 ACC). But after the third inning, head coach Shannon Doepking and the coaching staff adjusted to Duke pitcher Peyton St. George’s sinking changeup. SU batters stood farther back in the box and choked up further on the bat. This helped SU erupt for six hits in the fifth and sixth inning, all coming with two outs, in the 4-0 victory.“We didn’t have to hit the change-up as much,” Doepking said. “We got some pitches that we could handle a little bit more.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough the first three innings, Syracuse couldn’t decipher St. George. When the Orange expected an off-speed pitch, she tossed a fast ball. When they waited on the changeup, she would beat them with a faster pitch up high. So Doepking decided to counter by placing SU further back in the batter’s box.  St. George was forced to throw faster pitches up higher — a low breaking ball might not make the strike zone. This gave Syracuse a consistent stream of balls elevated in the strike zone. “Once we moved to the back of the box, she was struggling with her changeup,” Hansen said. “You could also see her pitches a lot better from the back of the box.”One batter after the first Orange hit of the game, freshman Alexis Kaiser had an opportunity to break the scoreless tie. As she stepped to the plate, Kaiser glanced down at her feet in the middle of the batter’s box. She immediately remembered the adjustments that Doepking had preached only one inning earlier: stand back in the box and choke up on the bat. Kaiser took two steps towards the catcher and raised her hands higher onto the black grip of the bat. After waiting through five pitches, Kaiser smacked the sixth pitch into right field. Holmgren scampered home and just touched the plate just before Duke catcher Jazmine Moreno could tag her out. “Getting hits in those clutch situations, that’s what you live for,” Kaiser said. One inning later, Hansen had another opportunity for a clutch hit. Two batters after St. George was relieved for sophomore Amelia Wiercioch, the Orange had a two run lead with Holmgren and sophomore Gabby Teran on second and third. Hansen smashed a double just inside the left field foul line. Teran and Holmgren sprinted home, providing the Orange with a four-run lead, one it would never lose. Hansen has routinely provided SU with game-changing hits. On March 30 against Notre Dame, she doubled home the game-tying RBI double and singled home another runner. The next day, she tripled home three runs to extend the Syracuse lead to four. Facing Duke, the senior once again had two vital hits to push Syracuse to victory. “I actually enjoy those pressure situations a lot more than they’re being no one on and no one out at the beginning of the game,” Hansen said. “Those pressure situations kind of motivate me.” Comments Published on April 12, 2019 at 5:58 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

Maher backs Tipp panel experience

first_imgKilkenny’s Paul Murphy will be hoping to win a fifth All-Ireland winners’ medal at Croke Park in a few days’ time.He’s been impressed by what he’s seen of Tipperary this year.Tipp FM will have full live commentary on the 2016 All-Ireland senior hurling final this Sunday afternoon.  Our build-up to the game – which gets underway at 3.30 – begins at 3 o’clock in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.Ahead of that, Tipperary’s minor hurlers take on Limerick in the minor hurling final….our build up begins at 1 o’clock in association with Gleeson Steel and Engineering. That’s the view of Padraic Maher, who’s hoping to line out for the Premier County against Kilkenny on Sunday.The Thurles Sarsfields players has been a member of the Tipp panel since 2009.He says the know-how he and other members of the panel have picked up over the years got them into the final.last_img read more

Leamy’s contribution to Tipp hurling set-up praised

first_imgSeamus Callanan says the former rugby international has been an invaluable sounding board since he joined the backroom team.The Cashel native won 57 caps for Ireland and since being forced to retire has gained strength training qualifications.Tipp’s ace marksman says he has tapped into Leamy’s vast experience.last_img

Rank Group confirms departure of Ian Burke as Chairman

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Submit Further to publishing its Q3 2018/19 trading update, the governance of London-listed Rank Group Plc has this morning disclosed that Ian Burke will not stand for re-election as Corporate Chairman.Updating investors, Rank informs that Burke has submitted a personal notice informing governance of his decision to end his 8-year tenure as Rank Group Chairman.Rank governance informs that Senior Independent Director Chirs Bell has initiated the process to find Burke’s successor, and will provide an update when appropriate.Ian Burke joined Rank as Chief Executive Officer in 2006, becoming Executive  Chairman in 2011 and Non-Executive Chairman in 2014.Confirming his departure from Rank Group governance Ian Burke, Chairman, said: “I have enjoyed my time at Rank immensely and am extremely proud of what we have achieved as a company. I have decided to step  down as Chairman in the knowledge that Rank has a strong management team and  Board which will take the business forward through its transformation  programme.”Commenting on the update, John O’Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Ian has played a key role at  Rank for many years. I would like to thank him personally for his invaluable support and counsel since I joined the company last year.”In a further governance notice, Rank has disclosed that current CFO Bill Floydd has joined that Board with immediate effect. Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Share Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020last_img read more