FC Barcelona defeats Sevilla FC 5-4 to win UEFA Super Cup 2015

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FC Barcelona defeats Sevilla FC 5-4 to win UEFA Super Cup 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

On Wednesday, Catalonia-based football club FC Barcelona defeated Seville-based football club Sevilla 5–4 to win the 2015 UEFA Super Cup. The match was held in Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in the city of Tbilisi, Georgia. Pedro, who may leave for Manchester United, scored the winning goal of the match in the 115th minute. This was the fifth UEFA Super cup won by Barcelona.

Barcelona had stronger possession of the ball in front of Sevilla. The match saw nine yellow cards, four for Barcelona players and five for Sevilla players. A total of 41 fouls were committed in the match. A total of nine goals were scored in the match, with the first goal scored in the opening minutes of the game.

Barcelona defender Mascherano committed a foul in the 2nd minute and thus Sevilla got a free kick. Banega converted the free kick into goal in the 3rd minute of the game. Minutes later, Sevilla’s Krychowiak committed a foul and this early lead was soon equalised as Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a similar style free kick.

Krychowiak received a yellow card in the 14th minute and Barca were awarded another free kick for Banega’s foul on Rakiti?. Leo Messi converted this free kick into a goal, giving the lead to Barcelona after 16 minutes of game play. This was Messi’s 36th goal in 37 games in 2015.

Minutes before half time, Luis Suárez assisted Rafinha and the Brazilian tripled the lead for the Catalans. First half ended with scoreline 3–1 with only one booking.

Within ten minutes of the second half, Suárez scored the fourth goal in the 52nd making it a one-sided match. Five minutes later, Reyes scored a close ranged shot making the score 4–2. In the 63rd minute, Andrés Iniesta was substituted off for Sergi Roberto. Iniesta made his 550th appearance for Barcelona. After this substitution, the goal difference kept on dropping. In the 71st minute, Mathieu was booked for a foul on Vitolo. Referee awarded a penalty kick for Sevilla. Gameiro perfectly converted it into a goal making it 4–3.

Within the next ten minutes, Sevilla equalised with Barcelona. Konoplyanka scored an easy tap-in to bring Sevilla from 4–1 to 4–4. Within half an hour, the one-sided match changed into a tensed match.

Coke in the 87th minute and Banega in the 90+2 minute were booked for committing foul on Suárez. The game ended in 4–4. And thus it was extended to additional time.

Additional time saw five more yellow cards. Pedro was substituted in for Mascherano in the 93rd minute and in the next minute, he received a yellow card for foul on Vitolo. Barcelona won a free kick in the dying minutes of the game. Messi’s kick became an indirect assist to Pedro who netted it in the top corner. It was the winning goal of the game.

This was Pedro’s 99th goal in the Catalonia jersey. By this victory, Barcelona joined A.C. Milan as the most successful club. Both the teams have earned the title five times. This trophy was Messi’s and Iniesta’s 25th trophy with Barcelona. Messi was awarded Man of the match.After the match, he said, “We are delighted to start the season with this win, but it was tough […] The most important thing was to win the Super Cup to start well. Now we think of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Club”.

On Tuesday, Pedro was asked if he was leaving Barcelona. He replied “The answer is no. But it is a difficult, complicated situation. When you know you may leave it is difficult.” Pedro said it wan’t about money but the playing time. Pedro said “The truth is that I had a good chance to play. The coach has decided not to count on me. I don’t know, I don’t know if I will continue here […] Manchester? Yes, there are nice challenges on all sides. Today I’m here, and I’m happy […] And if I go, I will go with my head held high having always given everything.”


August 11, 2015GET (UTC+4)
Barcelona 5–4 (a.e.t.) Sevilla Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia Referee: Willie Collum (Scotland)
Messi 7′, 16’Rafinha 44’Suárez 52’Pedro 115′ Banega 3’Reyes 57’Gameiro 72′ (pen.)Konoplyanka 81′
  • Match Lineup
  • Match Statistics
FC Barcelona

 

Sevilla FC

 

GK 1 Marc-André ter Stegen
6 Dani Alves 120′
3 Gerard Piqué
14 Javier Mascherano 93′
24 Jérémy Mathieu 71′
4 Ivan Rakiti?
5 Sergio Busquets 117′
8 Andrés Iniesta (c) 63′
10 Lionel Messi
9 Luis Suárez
12 Rafinha 78′
Substitutes:
GK 13 Claudio Bravo
15 Marc Bartra 78′
21 Adriano
20 Sergi Roberto 63′
7 Pedro 94′ 93′
29 Sandro Ramírez
31 Munir El Haddadi
Manager:
Luis Enrique
GK 13 Beto
23 Coke 87′
3 Adil Rami
4 Grzegorz Krychowiak 14′
2 Benoît Trémoulinas
7 Michael Krohn-Dehli 120′
19 Éver Banega 90+2′
10 José Antonio Reyes (c) 68′
8 Vicente Iborra 80′
20 Vitolo
9 Kévin Gameiro 80′
Substitutes:
GK 1 Sergio Rico
25 Mariano 80′
12 Gaël Kakuta
16 Luismi
17 Denis Suárez
22 Yevhen Konoplyanka 68′
11 Ciro Immobile 92′ 80′
Manager:
Unai Emery

Possession

62%
38%

  Goals

5     4

  Total Attempts

24     17

  On target

10     6

  Off target

7     6

  Blocked

7     5

  Against Woodwork

1   0

  Passes attempted

795     407

  Accuracy %

90%     83%

  Offsides

3     4

  Corners

8     4

  Fouls

20     21

  Yellow cards

4     5

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BP says Gulf oil spill slowed as estimates of oil spilled increase

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BP says Gulf oil spill slowed as estimates of oil spilled increase

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A US Coast Guard official said today that BP’s latest effort to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been successful in slowing the amount of oil leaking from the well.

The official, Admiral Thad Allen, said that the procedure, known as a “top kill” operation, has been able to block some of the leaking oil at the source, the top of the damaged well. The operation involves pumping material into the well to plug the leak before cement is used to permanently seal the leak. Allen said the operation has “been able to force mud down and not allow any hydrocarbons to come up.”

BP hasn’t confirmed the success of the top kill operation, saying only that the “operation is proceeding as we planned it,” and that there had been no major incidents thus far. Although the possibility of failure is still present, experts say that the longer the procedure continues, the less likely it will be that anything goes wrong.

The procedure began yesterday afternoon, after diagnostics on the damaged equipment on the ocean’s surface indicated that it could withstand the added pressure of the mud being pumped into the well. Although engineers involved with the operation wore concerned that the pressure of the mud might not be able to overcome that of the oil, that has thus far not been the case.

Separately, a group of US scientists announced new estimates of how much oil was flowing from the well, ranging from 12,000 to 25,000 barrels a day, far higher than BP’s original estimate of 5,000 barrels a day, a figure which BP warned was possibly inaccurate.

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, US president Barack Obama also announced new measures in response to the spill, which include:

  • Suspending off-shore test drilling for six months
  • Extending the moratorium on issuing drilling permits for an additional six months
  • Cancelling the sale of leases for off-shore drilling.

In statements, Obama criticized the “scandalously close relationship” between government officials and oil companies in the past, saying that the Mineral Management Service, which is the agency responsible for monitoring off-shore drilling, had been corrupt for years.

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BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon

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BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Torture proliferates American headlines today: whether its use is defensible in certain contexts and the morality of the practice. Wikinews reporter David Shankbone was curious about torture in American popular culture. This is the first of a two part series examining the BDSM business. This interview focuses on the owners of a dungeon, what they charge, what the clients are like and how they handle their needs.

When Shankbone rings the bell of “HC & Co.” he has no idea what to expect. A BDSM (Bondage Discipline Sadism Masochism) dungeon is a legal enterprise in New York City, and there are more than a few businesses that cater to a clientèle that wants an enema, a spanking, to be dressed like a baby or to wear women’s clothing. Shankbone went to find out what these businesses are like, who runs them, who works at them, and who frequents them. He spent three hours one night in what is considered one of the more upscale establishments in Manhattan, Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber, where according to The Village Voice, “you can take your girlfriend or wife, and have them treated with respect—unless they hope to be treated with something other than respect!”

When Shankbone arrived on the sixth floor of a midtown office building, the elevator opened up to a hallway where a smiling Rebecca greeted him. She is a beautiful forty-ish Long Island mother of three who is dressed in smart black pants and a black turtleneck that reaches up to her blond-streaked hair pulled back in a bushy ponytail. “Are you David Shankbone? We’re so excited to meet you!” she says, and leads him down the hall to a living room area with a sofa, a television playing an action-thriller, an open supply cabinet stocked with enema kits, and her husband Bill sitting at the computer trying to find where the re-release of Blade Runner is playing at the local theater. “I don’t like that movie,” says Rebecca.

Perhaps the most poignant moment came at the end of the night when Shankbone was waiting to be escorted out (to avoid running into a client). Rebecca came into the room and sat on the sofa. “You know, a lot of people out there would like to see me burn for what I do,” she says. Rebecca is a woman who has faced challenges in her life, and dealt with them the best she could given her circumstances. She sees herself as providing a service to people who have needs, no matter how debauched the outside world deems them. They sat talking mutual challenges they have faced and politics (she’s supporting Hillary); Rebecca reflected upon the irony that many of the people who supported the torture at Abu Ghraib would want her closed down. It was in this conversation that Shankbone saw that humanity can be found anywhere, including in places that appear on the surface to cater to the inhumanity some people in our society feel towards themselves, or others.

“The best way to describe it,” says Bill, “is if you had a kink, and you had a wife and you had two kids, and every time you had sex with your wife it just didn’t hit the nail on the head. What would you do about it? How would you handle it? You might go through life feeling unfulfilled. Or you might say, ‘No, my kink is I really need to dress in women’s clothing.’ We’re that outlet. We’re not the evil devil out here, plucking people off the street, keeping them chained up for days on end.”

Below is David Shankbone’s interview with Bill & Rebecca, owners of Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber, a BDSM dungeon.

Contents

  • 1 Meet Bill & Rebecca, owners of a BDSM dungeon
    • 1.1 Their home life
  • 2 Operating the business
    • 2.1 The costs
    • 2.2 Hiring employees
    • 2.3 The prices
  • 3 The clients
    • 3.1 What happens when a client walks through the door
    • 3.2 Motivations of the clients
    • 3.3 Typical requests
    • 3.4 What is not typical
  • 4 The environment
    • 4.1 Is an S&M dungeon dangerous?
    • 4.2 On S&M burnout
  • 5 Criticism of BDSM
  • 6 Related news
  • 7 External links
  • 8 Sources
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You Need Dui Defense Attorneys In Tucson Working For You

byAlma Abell

If you have been pulled over for drinking and driving, you have a long road of problems ahead of you. If you make the choice to deal with these problems on your own, you could end up spending more time than necessary in jail. Rather than going through this on your own, consider setting up an appointment with DUI Defense Attorneys Tucson. You can count on the fact that your DUI attorney is going to work hard to make sure that you don’t get the maximum sentence.

Many people aren’t aware of the fact that by hiring DUI Defense Attorneys Tucson, the chances of them spending a lengthy amount of time in jail are reduced. They also have a better chance at lowering the amount of money that they are going to have to pay for a fine. It definitely pays to have legal help on your side. Maybe you aren’t quite sure how to go about hiring a DUI attorney. No matter what your question happens to be,

One of the most important things that you need to remember is to be completely honest with your DUI attorney. He isn’t going to judge you either way whether you are guilty or innocent. However, he does need to be fully aware of the truth so that he can handle your case properly. Your attorney will explain your side of the story to the judge. He will also help you to understand what you need to do to get through this process. For example, he will probably tell you to stay away from alcohol. If you end up in the courtroom again, the judge may not be so willing to give you another chance.

It is understandable that we all make poor choices when we have been drinking. Hopefully, nobody was injured due to your bad judgment. As soon as you have been released from jail, set up an appointment with DUI Defense Attorneys Tucson. Your attorney is going to walk you through this process and hopefully get things over with before you know it. Pick up the phone and take the first step today.

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Friendly fire killing of Lance Corporal Matty Hull deemed unlawful

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Friendly fire killing of Lance Corporal Matty Hull deemed unlawful
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Friday, March 16, 2007

In a narrative verdict, the Coroner investigating the death of UK soldier Lance Corporal Matty Hull, who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Iraq on 28 March 2003, has ruled that his killing was unlawful.

L.Cpl Hull, who was from the Household Cavalry, died inside his blazing Scimitar tank when it was attacked 25 miles north of Basra by a US “tankbuster” aircraft. Four other soldiers were injured in the incident. Video footage from the cockpit of the aircraft was shown privately to his family during the inquest.

The US authorities were uncooperative throughout the proceedings and refused to give evidence, only allowing the cockpit footage to be shown after it had been leaked to a British tabloid newspaper.

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News briefs:July 15, 2010

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Apple introduces iPhone and Apple TV

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Apple introduces iPhone and Apple TV
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Apple Inc. today has introduced the much-anticipated iPhone at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco.

The iPhone is claimed to be “a revolutionary mobile phone” as stated on the Apple website. The device appears to be running a mobile version of the Apple operating system Mac OSX. It is approximately the same size as a 5th generation iPod, it has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen display that is used to access all features of the phone including number dial, as well as making phone calls. The iPhone plays music, movies, displays pictures and is able to connect to a wireless network.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the device by walking onto the stage and taking the iPhone out of his jeans pocket. During his 2 hour speech he stated that “Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone, We are going to make history today”.

Today Apple also released their Media Center device – Apple TV. It will directly compete with Microsoft’s Media Center operating system. Apple has taken a different approach to the media center market; rather than storing content (such as movies, music and photos) on the device, Apple TV connects to a computer (Mac and Windows) over a wirless network connection and plays all content stored on that computer. This makes it substantially easier for users to organize their media content.

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Buy Legitimate Wholesale Flip Flops

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By John Peter

In any business, the main aim is to make a profit. For you to achieve this, the products you want to sell must be bought at a relatively low price to be subsequently sold at a higher price to make the desired profit. For business owners to get products at a low price and later sell them at higher prices, they have to learn to buy products wholesale. Here is a look at wholesale flip flops and the process involved in running a profitable business.

Wholesale flip flops are the easiest products to sell because nearly everyone wears flip flops in good weather. It is recommended for new business owners to start with flip flops because they are affordable and can be bought at wholesale prices. However, for the business to flourish the business has to be in the right location and the local weather conditions has to be good.

For legitimacy, those who sell wholesale flip flops have to be registered companies and the business should have a business tax ID. This creates confidence in the customers who want to buy legitimate products from legitimate stores. As a businessperson, you are likely to lose many clients if they realize the business is not legal. A business tax ID application form can be downloaded from the internet and completing the forms doesnt take much time. Your business will also need a business bank account.

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The internet is a good place to find wholesale flip flops. This is because you can find a wide variety online and you can also compare the prices of different wholesalers to make sure you purchase merchandise that will yield the most profit. Take note, however, that it may not always be a good idea to rely on the internet since almost anybody can claim to be a wholesaler. Make other arrangements to meet reputable dealers so that you can negotiate about prices in person. This will prevent you from getting goods at retail prices instead of wholesale prices.

After searching and listing potential wholesalers, narrow your list down to one wholesaler who you believe has the best prices and terms on the market. Make some inquiries about the wholesaler and the kind the person stocks. Make sure it is a registered business that has been approved by the bureau of standards so that you can be sure you will get quality products. If you have any doubts about the wholesalers legitimacy, lodge a complaint with the bureau so that it can warn other customers. If you are satisfied with the wholesaler, you can start negotiating and make a deal.

A good businessperson will have surveyed and assessed the market so that he or she will know at what prices the products are being bought and sold. This will enable you to calculate the expected profit from the price you have paid for wholesale flip flops. If the expected profit seems quite high, you might consider buying the merchandise in large quantities. If the expected profit is not very much, it will not make good business sense to buy in bulk.

If you are just starting a small business, buying at wholesale prices and selling them at retail prices may be profitable. As the business grows and competition increases, you can buy larger quantities. It may benefit your business if you buy in different styles and colors.

You have to be aware of new designs because this kind of merchandise can vary greatly in terms of style and color. You should also remember that flip flop trends change often. Keeping your eye on the market and clearance sales will help you create an effective business strategy. This will prevent overstocking in which case you will be left with flip flops that didnt sell.

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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes 2005 Budget speech

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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes 2005 Budget speech
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Gordon Brown PC MP, in a speech to the British House of Commons today presented his ninth Budget, what is very likely to be his last Budget before the next UK General Election. This opened the parliamentary debate on the 2005 Finance Bill, and was followed by responses from the opposition parties.

In a 48 minute long speech, the Chancellor presented a Budget of “tax cuts that are reasonable, spending that is affordable, and [economic] stability that is paramount”, that was “the prudent course for Britain”. There were few surprises that had not already been indicated in his 2004 pre-Budget report. The increase in the threshold on stamp duty was greater than that forecast by commentators, as was the amount of the Council Tax rebate to households with pensioners.

Contents

  • 1 The Budget in detail
    • 1.1 Duty
    • 1.2 Taxes
    • 1.3 Benefits
    • 1.4 Business
    • 1.5 Employment
    • 1.6 Savings
    • 1.7 Spending
    • 1.8 Memorials
  • 2 Responses from opposition parties
    • 2.1 Conservative
    • 2.2 Liberal Democrat
  • 3 Sources
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Three die in Cornwall, UK caravan park of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

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Three die in Cornwall, UK caravan park of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Carbon monoxide poisoning is thought to have been the cause of the deaths of three people and one Jack Russell dog in a caravan park in Cornwall in South West England. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) were alerted to the incident in Tremarle Home Park in the town of Camborne at 12:56 UTC on Saturday.

We have seen a big increase in the number of carbon monoxide incidents in Cornwall over recent years

Inspector David Eldridge said Devon and Cornwall Police were alerted to the caravan park incident after “a helper had been unable to get a reply from an elderly couple who lived in the caravan”. He said that upon their arrival, “We were able to see that there was a figure sat in a chair but they were unresponsive to knocks at the door.” CFRS workers called to the area “forced entry into the property and found that the three occupants were all dead”, Inspector Eldridge said. A hazardous material advisor was also present at the scene in North Roskear. The Health and Safety Executive is now investigating the incident but the deaths are not considered as being of a suspicious nature.

The three fatalities have been identified as Audrey Cook, aged 86, her husband Alfred, aged 90, and Maureen, their 46-year-old daughter. David Biggs, a member of Camborne Town Council, said the incident came as “a shock” to him; Tremarle Home Park is “a well established facility and is very well run”, according to him. Biggs described the loss of three lives as an “appalling tragedy”.

The incident came five days after Cornwall Council announced its Family Placement Service would launch a joint venture with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service to place carbon monoxide detectors in the houses of foster carers. The programme, entitled ‘Be Gas Safe’, has seen 200 carbon monoxide detectors and 2000 leaflets to raise awareness about carbon monoxide being given to CFRS. Mark Blatchford, Group Manager of CFRS, said: “We have seen a big increase in the number of carbon monoxide incidents in Cornwall over recent years”. He described carbon monoxide detectors as being “as important as a smoke alarm as it provides a valuable early warning”.

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, colourless, tasteless and odourless gas which is created when such carbon-based fuels as oil, gas, coal and wood are not completely incinerated. The human body’s capacity to hold oxygen in the blood can be reduced by inhalation of the gas, which in turn may cause death. The Gas Safe Register has said dizziness, headaches, queasiness, lack of ability to breathe, fainting and losing consciousness are all symptoms of a person experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning.

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