Dietmar Hamann has labelled Bayern Munich the “underdogs” ahead of their last-16 tie in the Champions League against LiverpoolThe two sides were drawn to face each other in the knockout stages of the competition in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday.The last time they faced each other came in the UEFA Super Cup in 2001, where Hamann helped Liverpool claim a 3-2 victory over Bayern at Monaco.Now the former German midfielder believes Bayern are in for another tough task this time around as Liverpool’s quality squad makes them favourites.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Everyone is talking about Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah,” Hamann told Sky.“But there are also great players further back such as Virgil van Dijk. It sounds weird, but Bayern are the underdogs.”Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus added: “For me, Liverpool have been the favourite to win the Champions League from the beginning. And they remain so.The first leg of the last-16 tie will take place at Anfield on February 19 before the return leg begins on March 13 at the Allianz Arena.
Lyne spoke also about how MSLO diversified while its namesake spent five months in prison between 2004 and 2005. “We needed to figure out how to go to market with a more robust way and offer multi-platform content in a print challenged world,” Lyne said. Lyne joined MSLO as CEO in November 2004. Since then, the company has expanded to include Web sites, television and radio broadcasting, and merchandising businesses in addition to its print magazines. MSLO also has landed numerous licensing deals and last month forgedan agreement with star chef Emeril Lagasse to acquire his non-restaurant assets for $50 million in cash and stock.Lyne says a significant hurdle facing magazines online is an overabundance of information—both staff- and user-generated. “The biggest challenge for content producers is that there is just so much information,” she said. “What people, users, really want is a good editor. They should consider themselves not just a producer but an editor of valuable content.” NEW YORK—During an afternoon session at the McGraw-Hill Companies’ annual Media Summit on Wednesday, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia president and CEO Susan Lyne spoke on a number of magazine publishing-related topics, including her prediction that the industry is heading toward a “shake-up,” during which a number of magazines will fold.“We’ve seen three or four years of a robust ad market,” Lyne said. “Less than established brands, with poor circulation numbers, have survived because there are a lot of ad dollars out there. This will be a period of consolidation and a number [of magazines] will fold.”Blueprint, Martha Stewart’s personal lifestyle spin-off, folded inDecember.
Rahul Gandhi Indian police on Thursday briefly arrested leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi as he tried to reach farmers striking in Madhya Pradesh, where five protesters were earlier killed in clashes.The 46-year-old Congress party leader was detained as he crossed into the volatile region in central India by bike, having ditched his car to avoid detection by local authorities who denied him permission to visit.Gandhi, the scion to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that ruled India through its Congress Party for decades, almost reached the epicentre of farmer riots that have roiled the area in recent days, but was stopped and held by police.“Rahul Gandhi has been bailed out of the jail,” Manoj Kumar Singh, the police chief in the bordering Neemuch district, told AFP.Thousands of farmers in the state governed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have for days been calling for loan waivers and a floor price for crops as economic and weather conditions pinch profits.The strikes turned violent Tuesday and five farmers were killed by police gunfire.Gandhi—forced to shout to reporters as police led him away—blamed Modi for the farmers’ deaths.Madhya Pradesh is one of several largely agricultural Indian states that have suffered disappointing rains and crop failures in recent years.More than 1,600 farmers killed themselves in Madhya Pradesh in 2016, official figures show.India has nearly 260 million farmers and farm labourers, and agriculture accounts for 17 percent of the gross domestic product.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:42 X Listen Share Gov. Greg Abbott was at the University of Houston to recognize their creation of a new medical school. The UH College of Medicine will be the city’s first new medical school since 1972.The governor ceremonially signed HB 826, creating the new medical school, at an event at the Hilton University of Houston. He officially signed the bill into law in May.Gov. Abbott credited UH president Renu Khator and UH System board of regents chair Tilman Fertitta with the vision that led to the creation of the new College of Medicine.“You made it clear why that vision was important not just to the school but also to the community, about the unique challenges that we have in healthcare here in the state of Texas, about the inadequate number of physicians that we have to take care of the patients that we have in the state of Texas, and the special focus that the University of Houston is going to have in helping Texas address the growing needs of – the growing demands of medical care in our state,” he said.Texas currently ranks 47th in the nation in its ratio of primary care physicians to population. Houston is suffering an acute shortage of primary care physicians – since the city built its last medical school, the population of metro Houston has grown by more than four million people.The UH College of Medicine aims to bring 389 resident posts to Houston by 2025. Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaGovernor Greg Abbott ceremonially signs bill creating the UH College of Medicine, as Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and UH president Renu Khator look on