YouTube will host the first YouTube Music Awards on Sunday, November 3, where the live-streaming event honors artists and songs you’ve heard over the past year. The video service promised it would be a “new kind of awards show.” Considering YouTube mostly consists of videos created by the public, the list of nominees included more award show regulars then expected: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Bieber and One Direction.After the list of nominees was revealed, Tyler, the Creator, a performer at the upcoming award show, had a few choice words to say about it. In a tweet early this morning (October 23), the rapper wrote, “YOUTUBE AWARDS COULDVE FUCKING HAD NOMINATIONS ON COOL CREATIVE VIDEOS SHIT BUT NOOOO AGAIN ITS THE MOST TEENY BOPPER POP SHIT. YOU ARE BUTT.”He adds, “WHY NOT GIVE AWARDS TO JUST DIRECTORS, THESE FUCKING WEAK ASS ARTIST DONT COME UP WITH THESE SHOTS OR SIT IN COLORING FUCK THEM THEY SUCK.”Although his tweets are hilarious and dead on, there are better ways, and better comebacks.Los Angeles artist, Flying Lotus, also took to Twitter to express his criticisms about the YouTube Music Award nominations. “Seems like the YouTube music awards are pretty much the same as the VMAs. I don’t really see the point.”Flying Lotus goes on, “If it’s all about hits sure I get it but let’s be fair. YouTube award nominations clearly don’t care about cutting edge/innovation.”He continues, “They had an opportunity to shine a light on all the artists that they helped to gain notoriety just to shit on them for uber famous acts.” His last tweet reads, “No disrespect to the nominees yadda yadda.”Tyler, the Creator, along with Eminem, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Avicii, M.I.A., and Earl Sweatshirt are all set to perform at the YouTube Music Awards held at New York City’s Pier 36.–Lindsey Winepol[Via Spin.com]
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Claimant lawyers could experience a combined annual £80m loss in fee income after personal injury reforms come into force, the government estimates. The Ministry of Justice yesterday published an impact assessment (IA) for the Civil Liability Bill in which it is forecast that £32m will be lost from claims that will no longer proceed. A further £49m is likely to be stripped from firms’ revenues where claims proceed but without the claimant having legal representation. The legislation, due to be read in the House of Lords on 24 April, introduces tariffs for RTA claims and will be implemented alongside a new £5,000 small claims limit. Both measures would effectively take lawyers out of the system. Costs will no longer be recoverable and damages payments will be significantly reduced. The IA says: ‘It has been assumed that the loss in revenue will be offset by a reduction in the work conducted. Therefore it has been assumed that claimant lawyers would be able to redirect their resources for productive uses elsewhere in the economy.’ The government estimates that HM Revenue & Customs will lose around £140m if there is a reduction in claims and an increase in claimants without legal representation, while the NHS will lose around £6m a year because it can no longer recover costs from the at-fault insurer in some cases. While defendant insurers may incur around £19m in extra costs for more medical reports, the IA says they can expect overall total benefits of around £1.3bn a year through reduced claims numbers and smaller damages payments. Around 85% of these benefits will be passed on to the consumer, giving insurers a net windfall of £190m a year. Meanwhile, estimates from the judiciary suggest the percentage of claimants without legal representation would increase from 5% currently to 30% post-reform. But the impact assessment says a new system will be in place to make it easier for claimants to proceed without lawyers, to avoid the small claims courts becoming overburdened. The government said market failures have led to an increase in claims made and settled, suggesting it is unlikely that the market could reduce costs and claim numbers without intervention. ‘These failures have contributed to a wider environment where it has become culturally acceptable in some quarters to make minor, exaggerated or fraudulent soft tissue injury claims,’ says the IA. ‘A substantial industry has developed to encourage such claims whose existence largely rests upon the maintenance of the current regulatory arrangements.’ Most whiplash-related claims, it is noted, are ‘straightforward in nature’, particularly when liability is admitted and the value of the claim known, so are suitable for the £5,000 small claims limit. Volumes of settled RTA claims have come down from 615,000 in 2012/13 to 540,000 in 2016/17. The reforms are expected to affect 96% of whiplash claims.
Tosun also said he wants to stay at Everton as he feels he can get his chance under Carlo Ancelotti next season but if he fails to do that, then he might look to play elsewhere considering the European Championships next summer: “I actually have a good relationship with Carlo Ancelotti. He didn’t want me to leave but I was thinking Euro 2020 at that time. He wasn’t playing me, but I was always giving my best in training.“If I have a chance, I want to continue at Everton, but if I’m not, then I will look for other opportunities. I believe if I return strongly, I might have a chance to play at Everton for next season. I want to play together with Calvert-Lewin in a 4-4-2.”The Turkish striker also said there’s full Toffees concentration on beating Liverpool this Sunday, and he believes Everton will win the game 2-1.Since arriving at Goodison Park the Turkish international has failed to hold down a regular place in Everton’s starting eleven, especially this season. Subsequently he was loaned to Crystal Place during the last transfer window, but he picked up a serious knee injury whilst training with the Eagles.There have been reports linking the player with a return to the Turkish Super Lig, although he’s gone on record to say he wants to remain in the English top flight.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥Undo Everton striker Cenk Tosun has spoken to Turkish TV Channel S Sport, as covered by Sabah, and said he expects his side to beat Liverpool when both sides meet on Sunday.
I know nobody held back. We came up short, but at the same time, we did have some solid performances. There is momentum and point swings and sometimes you are on the right side of that, and sometimes you’re not. – Utah director of skiing Kevin SweeneyPARK CITY — When the week began, hopes were high for the University of Utah ski team to win its first NCAA championship in 11 years and 11th in school history. After all, the Utes had beaten their top challengers in the West regional two weeks earlier and enjoyed “home-snow” advantage at the two venues — Park City Resort and Soldier Hollow.Instead, nothing much went right for the Utes after taking the first-day lead. A mediocre showing in two days of Nordic events and missed gates and disqualifications in Saturday’s Alpine events doomed the Utes to a disappointing fifth-place team finish.Denver, which surged into the lead on the second day, pulled away on the final day with balanced performances in the men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic events to win its 22nd NCAA skiing title and first since 2010.The Pioneers finished with 556 points to win comfortably over a fast-finishing Vermont team at 487.5. New Mexico finished third at 458.5. Colorado was fourth at 402.5, followed by the Utes at 392 in the 23-team field.“It’s hard for us to end up where we did,’’ said Utah director of skiing Kevin Sweeney. “I think we’re a better team than that. The athletes are OK with their effort, and obviously we all wish that some of the results were better.”Utah took the first-day lead after the men’s and women’s giant slalom events, but Denver charged ahead on day two thanks to a solid performance in cross-country races at Soldier Hollow.Then Friday’s Alpine events were postponed due to unstable conditions on the slalom course caused by a Thursday night rain followed by a few inches of snow.So five teams had a legitimate chance coming into two days worth of events on Saturday at Soldier Hollow and Park City, as Denver had 299 points to 248 for Utah, 240.5 for Colorado, 231 for New Mexico and 186.5 for Vermont.After Saturday morning’s Nordic events at Soldier Hollow, things tightened up as both Utah and New Mexico outscored Denver. However, the Pioneers pretty much put it away with a one-two finish in the men’s slalom where Espen Lysdahl and Trevor Philip picked up 77 team points and Sebastian Brigovic added 22 with a ninth-place finish.Then in the women’s slalom, Denver finished in fifth, seventh and eighth to pick up 77 more points.“I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I spent most of the day pretty much in tears watching our team close it out the way they did,’’ said Denver Alpine coach Andy LeRoy. “It’s been a long road to be back on the top. We put all the pieces together. It wasn’t just Alpine men or Alpine women, or Nordic men or Nordic women. We counted on everybody. Everybody contributed.’’Vermont made a late charge thanks to a podium sweep in the final event of the day, the women’s slalom.Kristina Riis-Johannessen won with a combined time of 1:37:89, just ahead of Kate Ryley and Elise-Woien Tefre. That race gave the Catamounts 121 points, which pushed them into second place overall.Utah had a rough day on the slopes after a strong first day in the giant slalom. Mark Engel, who took first in the giant slalom, earning 40 points for the Utes, had the second-best time in Saturday’s first run of the slalom, but was disqualified for straddling a gate during his run.Then in the women’s race, Ana Kobal was disqualified on her first run and Kristina Rove, who was second after the first run, missed a gate on her second and didn’t finish.So although the Utes wouldn’t have won, they lost a potential 100 points or so that could have given them their fourth straight runner-up NCAA finish.“There is no question that all of our team members really charged today,” Sweeney said. “I know nobody held back. We came up short, but at the same time, we did have some solid performances. There is momentum and point swings and sometimes you are on the right side of that, and sometimes you’re not.’’
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. With just one regular season game left in Oklahoma State’s year and the biggest Bedlam matchup since, well, last year this Saturday, I thought we would take a look at three things we’re pretty sure we know about the Cowboys after three months of football.Kyle Porter1. The Ground Game Is BackKyle Cox outlined it well in this post. OSU is averaging just 4.4 yards per carry on the season but 6.6 (!) in its last three games against Kansas State, Texas Tech and TCU. The Wildcats and Frogs are both in the top 35 in yards per carry against on the ground so it’s not like you were racking up empty yards against Kansas.This has been a startling revelation for somebody (me) who had just completely written off the fact that OSU would have a good running game again until at least 2017. Gundy is getting it all, too, because this is how he loves to play. Run the rock, protect your QB, get turnovers, and let the mullet ride.2. We won’t get a 2014 RepeatThere will be no Tyreek Hill remix this year in Bedlam because Oklahoma State’s punt and kick return game is not very good. They are averaging a decent 10+ yards per punt return (No. 28 in the nation) but only have 14 returns on the season (because they’re all fair caught or fumbled). On kickoffs, OSU is No. 107 in the country averaging fewer than 19 yards per return.3. The Cowboys can win in multiple waysThis might be my favorite thing I’ve learned this season. Gone are the days where it was Rudolph2Washington and pray. In are the days of this week we’ll win with turnovers, now we’ll win by churning and burning on the ground, now we’ll climb on Mason’s back, now we’ll let the Ice Pirate shut it down.This team’s versatility has grown monumentally as the season has worn on. Oh, and I forgot one. Now we’ll truck stick you and run out the clock.Kyle Boone1. This team can win in tight gamesThis seems to be a theme with Mike Gundy’s teams over the past two years — a theme that at the beginning of the year seemed to have flipped for them with a “loss” to CMU and Baylor. But of the games decided by a touchdown or less this year, they are 4-1. Last year? 4-0. That’s more than just luck, that’s a team mindset that’s been instilled by the coaches that no matter the score, it’s not over until the MAC officials award an untimed down and there’s always time to make a run.2. Chris Carson is really that dudeI got a lot of criticism for buying a lot of stock in Chris Carson in the preseason, but he’s been the perfect complement to Justice Hill in the backfield since returning from his early season injury. Whether it’s his health that has helped him return to JUCO form, or an attitude — he’s looked every bit the back that OSU recruited and stole from Georgia in the recruiting process. The guy ended a game with a walk-off first down and took a knee after pummeling a dude! With runs like this, OU will have a difficult time stopping him in Norman.Here is another look at Chris Carson truck-sticking the entire DFW metroplex. pic.twitter.com/caf8gUbicq— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) November 19, 20163. Mike Yurcich has proven he’s the most improvedGlenn Spencer is a folk-hero, but Mike has proven to be OSU’s most invaluable coach. An improvement targeted from last year’s rushing woes was to reach 125 yards rushing per game. Headed into Bedlam, they average 165 yards per game, which ranks 79th nationally.He’s done that while helping call the sixth best passing offense in the country. It helps when you have one of the best freshmen tailbacks in Oklahoma State history. He has worked his way into one of 40 nominees for the Broyles Award, given to the top assistant football coach. And he’s proven that he deserves the praise.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The Cowboys are going to be without a few important pieces next year. The linebacker group, especially, will take a hit, losing key contributors Jordan Burton and Devante Averette.But Glenn Spencer’s got a little help coming in the way of Patrick Macon, the juco-transfer who committed to Oklahoma State last week and has since signed his letter of intent.The sophomore from Arizona Western College was also just named as the NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year. He is a playmaker and was the star of one of the best defenses among the juco ranks.Macon’s impressive 27.5 (!) tackles for loss led the nation this season. He had a career game with 16 tackles (13 solo), five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles against Phoenix (Ariz.) earlier this season.Macon is just the next in a line of defensive contributors that OSU has brought in from the juco ranks. He should come right in and compete for a playing time and his experience will be needed with a relatively young linebacker corps.
Well, the 2005 National Touch League Championships are taking centre stage in Coffs Harbour again as around 5000 players, officials and spectators are converging on the region for the two week tournament. After some anxious moments last night when it rained steadily for a number of hours, the clouds have lifted to bring a bright blue sky. It’s amazing how quickly the weather can change here in Coffs though, so don’t unpack that bright yellow rain jacket. The Permit leaders and executives are meeting this morning to discuss current NTL issues, such as the timing of the events, the age divisions and various other agenda items. You can expect to hear what happens later in the week as it no doubt affects all Touch players here! Coffs Harbour Mayor Keith Rhoades will officially open the 2005 Asics National Touch League at 12pm today, where he will meet with the Permit representatives, ATA retiring CEO Bill Ker and incoming CEO Kevin Thompson and other Australian Touch officials. So, the stage is set for another tough NTL, with all Permits no doubt keen to improve on last year and knock the Sydney Mets from their 2004 Platform. In 2004 the Sydney Mets won five of the thirteen divisions available, including the Mens Open and Mixed Open titles. The Southern Suns (Southern NSW), Sydney Scorpions and South Queensland Rustlers are all rated highly in the Mens Open division and will challenge the Mets, looking on paper to have stronger sides. Brisbane City Cobras will also be extremely keen to take the title from the Mets after finishing runner up in both the Mens Open and Womens Open divisions in 2004. The Gold Coast Sharks are defending champions in the Womens Open division and will again be tough to beat, led by current Australian Captain Sharon Williams, with the Sydney Mets and Brisbane Cobras also boasting many current Australian representatives. With 121 teams competing and around 2200 players, the competition is at record levels for the Australian Touch Association and Tournament Director Jon Pratt is extremely pleased to be back in Coffs Harbour for the event. “I had been told that the fields were in good condition and there had been some work done on the stadium, but that was an understatement. The fields are looking superb and the entire administration, management and canteen area has been revamped completely, it makes the stadium even better to run our premiere National Tournament from,” he said. “With a new record number of participants, there seems to be even more passion and desire to take home that National Touch League title.” Competition in the Open and 20 Years divisions commences at 9am on Friday March 11, with semi finals and finals being played on Monday March 14 from 9am until 6pm The Senior divisions will then commence at 8:30am on Wednesday March 16, with semi finals and finals being played on Saturday 19th from 8am until 6pm. The ATA homepage www.austouch.com.au will include stories, game and day summaries, feature articles and as many results as possible. For the latest game results, touchdown scorers, ladders and fixtures use the link here: Please use the following link: 2005 NATIONAL TOUCH LEAGUE DRAWS & RESULTS
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say RB Salzburg chief Freund aware of Dabbur Liverpool interest: Anything can happenby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRed Bull Salzburg chief Cristoph Freund admits they’re desperate not to lose Moanes Dabbur.The Israel striker is being linked with Liverpool this month – news that Freund is well aware of.And the sports director said: “We need him, he is a key player for us.”We do not want Dabbur to leave in this window market, but we cannot exclude anything in football.”Dabbur has been watched by Reds scout Barry Hunter several times this season.