Greek match postponed after coach injured by toilet roll

first_imgThe incident prompted the Olympiakos team to leave the pitch in protest before riots erupted outside the ground.“I took my team and left. Goodbye,” angry Olympiakos vice-president and general director Savvas Theodoridis told referee Alexandros Aretopoulos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHowever, PAOK communications director Kyriakos Kyriakos said: “It was obvious that Olympiakos came here with that goal (to suspend the match). They have been provoking for 30 years now. They came to scream and to provoke.”Angry PAOK fans leaving the stadium then clashed with police who used tear gas to quell the violence. MOST READ PAOK’s supporters throw toilet rolls and other projectiles prior to the Greek Super League match between Olympiakos and PAOK on February 25, 2018 at the Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki. The Greek Super League match Olympiakos versus PAOK  was postponed after Olympiakos’ Spanish coach Oscar Garcia was hit in the face by a roll of toilet paper. (AFP PHOTO / SAKIS MITROLIDIS)The Greek Super League derby between PAOK Thessaloniki and Olympiakos was called off on Sunday after Olympiakos coach Oscar Garcia was struck in the face by a toilet roll thrown by a spectator minutes before kick-off.Garcia left Toumba Stadium and brought to a local hospital to seek treatment for a bloodied lip. Police are guarding Garcia’s room and the hospital has not issued a statement on his condition.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PAOK are the league leaders and have a nine-point advantage over third-place Olympiakos, which have won the last seven straight league titles.Aretopoulos was finishing his report with the match most likely to be officially suspended leading to a possible heavy punishment for PAOK, which may include a loss of points as well as a fine.                 /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Gilas five repeats over Japan Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

To Truly Stop Aereo, TV Broadcasters Need To Innovate Like Hell

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts Why Aereo ExistsAereo is a pretty attractive service, especially for the cord cutter set. And for those who haven’t yet considered canceling their cable subscription, products like this make it more tempting. It remains to be seen how much overall demand there is for Aereo, but the fact that it exists at all is pretty telling.The legal niceties aside (those will be decided by courts, not blogs), Aereo is doing something innovative that empowers media consumers in a way that wasn’t previously possible. That’s because nobody — least of all broadcasters — made it possible. Now somebody is.  When the Internet rose to prominence, newspapers didn’t have the luxury of suing its brains out. They had to deal with the ways in which their landscape was shifting, which was ultimately better for consumers. Similarly, broadcasts may not turn out to have that luxury with Aereo. Trying to sue them out of existence is not an unexpected response, but it may not succeed. They need a backup plan. Should broadcasters have come up with this idea? It’s nice to talk about how industries should disrupt themselves, but that’s rarely how things actually work. It would have been totally counterintuitive for broadcasters to band together and develop the type of functionality that Aereo is offering. Smart, yes, but not necessarily a sound business decision within the framework in which these people generally think. What Should Broadcasters Do? It’s a fruitless debate anyway. Broadcasters didn’t come up with Aereo. Aereo did. Now the Comcast and News Corps. of the world need to think about what they’ll do in the event that the disruptive little startup prevails in court. Aereo has already filed four patents that cover the precise technology its using, so it’s probably not feasible to recreate its functionality. But what does Aereo do for viewers? It provides cheap, multi-channel, high-definition access to broadcast TV from an array of devices and allows for DVR recording. It lets you do all of this without paying for a cable subscription. To their credit, cable companies are already working on ways to bring live TV to tablet and smartphone owners. Comcast’s TV Everywhere initiative clearly anticipated trends in the way people watch programs that could threaten their core business model, so they moved on it.But while services like TV Everywhere and XFinity Streampix are nice, they’re add-ons to a cable subscriptions, which some people simply don’t want to deal with in the first place. It’s unlikely that Comcast or Verizon is going to come up with a worthwhile Internet TV offering that doesn’t hinge on their existing models — and the sky-high fees that support them. Broadcast networks might not be able to rent out tiny antennae, but they don’t need to, either: They already have much of the infrastructure in place to provide live Internet TV signals and make them available from mobile devices and connected TVs. If they band together and offer enough programming, they could charge a small subscription fee. Think Hulu for live broadcast TV. In fact, yes, just tack this onto Hulu for a couple extra bucks. Bingo. There may be sound business reasons why broadcasters wouldn’t consider doing this. Their relationships with cable providers may not allow it. But that rigid, no-we-mustn’t mentality is exactly what created the void that allowed Aereo to crop up in the first place. It might be time to change that mindset.Lead photo by schmilblick Tags:#Aereo#copyright#Internet TV#mobile#Streaming video Television broadcasters are freaking out. Certain that the courts would see things their way, companies like CBS, Comcast and News Corp. instead found that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Aereo, an Internet TV service they’ve been trying to shut down for a year. With Aereo’s second legal victory under its belt, it might be time for broadcasters to focus on Plan B: to start, y’know, innovating like crazy. So Aereo Is A Go. For NowAt issue is whether or not Aereo violates the broadcasters’ copyrights by retransmitting local, over-the-air channels so its subscribers can access them from smartphones, tablets and an array of smart TVs and streaming set top boxes. When Aereo launched in New York last March, the broadcasters immediately asked a judge to shut it down via preliminary injunction, arguing that indeed, it violates copyright law by generating a legally forbidden “public performance” without paying compensation. In its defense, Aereo has argued that the way it’s retransmitting broadcasts — using tiny, remote antennae rented by its customers — does not constitute a public performance, since its use by individual viewers was inherently private. Aereo won a first round in court last July. Today, in a 2-1 decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the earlier ruling. The networks will undoubtedly continue pushing their case, opening the prospect of a full trial and eventually, a possible Supreme Court ruling. Broadcasters, of course, have every right to pursue a legal case against Aereo. This is yet another example of how technology has evolved faster than the law can keep up and how we, as a society, need to figure this stuff out.In the meantime, broadcasters should prepare themselves for the possibility that Aereo will win in court, allowing its expansion to continue. john paul titlow 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

Sale of VIT entrance exam forms launched

first_imgThe sale of printed application forms for VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE-2020) was launched by founder-Chancellor of VIT G. Viswanathan at the Head Post Office, Vellore, on Friday.VIT vice-president Sekar Viswanathan, executive director Sandhya Pentareddy, pro-vice chancellor S. Narayanan, director (UG Admission) G. Kalaichelvan, Superintendent of Post Offices Komal Kumar, Senior Postmaster G. Srinivasan, Assistant Superintendent of Post Offices N. Rajagopalan, Public Relations Inspectors (Posts) S. Selvakumar and D. Sivalingam participated in the programme.A valid VITEEE rank is mandatory for admission to B. Tech. programmes offered at Vellore, Chennai, Andhra Pradesh and Bhopal campuses. VITEEE will be held from April 13 to 19, 2020, as computer-based test in 120 cities in India and also in Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat and Qatar.VIT offers engineering programmes. The application forms for VITEEE 2020 can be obtained by providing a demand draft for ₹1,250 drawn in favour of Vellore Institute of Technology payable at the respective campus or by cash payment at select 22 post offices across the country. The last date to apply is February 29, 2020. Visit www.vit.ac.in. for details.last_img read more