Come together! Lennon: Through a Glass Onion officially opens off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre on October 15. The production, created and performed by John R. Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta, has previously played at the Sydney Opera House and in the West End. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 11, 2015 Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion explores the life and talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. The show weaves together Lennon’s story with 31 songs, including “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother” and “Jealous Guy.” Related Shows The limited engagement will run through February 22, 2015. View Comments
Update on the latest sports — Fans will be allowed to enter baseball stadiums Friday for games in Taiwan for the first time this season. It is part of a gradual easing of restrictions amid the pandemic. The China Professional Baseball League said up to 1,000 people would be permitted to enter ballparks after an agreement between the league and Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center.— New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio doesn’t see games returning to Yankee Stadium or Citi Field very quickly, at least not with fans. De Blasio says bigger events are going to be one of the last things that will really fit the equation as the country restarts. He says the perfect time to reopen big events is when the new coronavirus has been “beaten back to next to nothing.”— One top-tier Italian soccer team is resisting moves to restart the season. Brescia’s (BREH’-shuhz) captain says his entire squad opposes resuming the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic. He tells an Italian newspaper that “we don’t feel safe.” Most clubs in the top Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.— WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman expects professional boxing to return without spectators and with judges officiating by video from home. Sulaiman said the World Boxing Council has produced a protocol for fights during the coronavirus pandemic that limit, for instance, a four-fight card to about 40-50 people at a venue.— More than 30 workers have accepted voluntary severance packages from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. It’s part of the organization’s attempt to trim up to 20% of its expenses in response to shortfalls caused by COVID-19. Furloughs and involuntary layoffs are expected to begin next week. IndyCar to open delayed season in TexasUNDATED (AP) — IndyCar has gotten the green flag to finally start its season in Texas.The race will be run June 6 without spectators at Texas Motor Speedway. That was the next race on the series schedule that hadn’t been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.IndyCar President Jay Frye says IndyCar worked closely with TMS President Eddie Gossage, his track and public health officials on a plan to “ensure the safety of our event participants.”The June season opener will be on a condensed schedule with practice, qualifying and the race taking place on the same day. There will be strict access guidelines limiting the number of personnel on site, with health screening system administered to all participants and personal protection equipment provided to everyone entering the facility. Social distancing protocols will be in place. In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Sporting events in Oregon are likely to be without large crowds likely through at least the end of September because of the new coronavirus. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced steps the state is taking in its reopening next week. Brown asked those planning large gatherings to cancel or significantly modify plans for anything scheduled in September. That’s likely to impact the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, the Portland Timbers of the MLS, and Oregon and Oregon State college football. While the NBA and MLS have no firm plans of a restart, Oregon and Oregon State both have three home games scheduled.— The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. Commissioner Roger Goodell mapped out several phases of protocols in a memo obtained by The Associated Press. The first phase to deal with the coronavirus pandemic would involve a limited number of non-player personnel. The individual clubs would decide which employees could return to the facility and when, once the buildings reopen. No players would be permitted in the facility except to continue therapy and rehabilitation for injuries that were underway when facilities were ordered closed in late March.— The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of a handful of NBA teams planning to reopen their training facilities Friday for individual player workouts. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the team has worked with health officials to ensure players and coaches are safe.— NBA teams have been asked to help the Mayo Clinic with a study that could help researchers come closer to finding a solution to the coronavirus problem. The NBA and its players are partnering with Mayo Clinic officials who need volunteers for a study largely centered around antibodies. Teams were told that the study would help doctors understand the prevalence of COVID-19 among infected individuals who were asymptomatic or experienced only mild symptoms. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NFL- SCHEDULEKicking off: Texans at Chiefs to open season Sept. 10UNDATAED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will open defense of their Super Bowl championship by hosting Houston on Sept. 10 in the NFL’s annual kickoff game — pending developments in the coronavirus pandemic, of course. — The New England Patriots have signed four members of their 2020 draft class. Llinebackers Josh Uche and Cassh Maluia, kicker Justin Rohrwasser and offensive lineman Justin Herron have all agreed to terms on rookie contracts. The Patriots entered last month’s draft with 12 picks and after making several trades over three days, wound up selecting 10 players.— The lawyer for the wife of Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas said she is being subjected to an “unfounded ongoing investigation” by Texas police after she allegedly pointed a gun at her husband’s head upon finding him in bed with another woman last month. According to a police affidavit, Nina Thomas tracked down her husband at a short-term rental home in Austin in the early morning hours of April 13 and found him and his brother, Seth, in bed with two women.— Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL draft after their freshman or sophomore seasons in college. Currently, players are not eligible for the NFL draft until they have been out of high school for at least three years. It is a policy in the collective bargaining agreement that runs through the 2030 season.NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETESSenators send letters to NCAA leaders with NIL questions — The televised match involving Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and two of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks is raising $10 million for COVID-19 relief. Turner Sports is producing the May 24 event that will be simulcast on its networks, including TNT and TBS. Woods and Peyton Manning will take on Mickelson and Tom Brady at Medalist Golf Club. The match is the second time live golf will be on TV since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the PGA Tour and other tours around the world. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are part of a charity match May 17 at nearby Seminole.CFL-COMMISSIONER-CANCELLATIONCFL commissioner: Canceling season most likely scenarioOTTAWA (AP) — Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the most likely scenario is to cancel the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Ambrosie made the admission for the first time while testifying Thursday to a House of Commons standing committee on finance. More than a dozen tweets popped up in Antetokounmpo’s feed in the span of about five minutes, and they appeared to clearly be the work of someone other than the reigning MVP. The tweets included racial slurs, profane attacks on other players and a claim that Antetokounmpo had the coronavirus.The tweets weren’t up for long before disappearing from Antetokounmpo’s account. The Bucks said in a statement that an investigation is underway.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Texans won a regular-season game at Arrowhead Stadium in 2019, then blew a 24-0 lead in the divisional round of the playoffs.Another highlight of the opening weekend will have Tom Brady’s regular-season debut with Tampa Bay against Drew Brees at New Orleans on Sept. 13 — the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL history.The opening of SoFi Stadium in the Los Angeles area that Sunday night has the Rams hosting the Cowboys. Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will debut on the Monday night, Sept. 21, with the Raiders facing Brady and the Buccaneers.The NFL schedule, not to mention offseason activities and the preseason, has to be considered tentative given the current prohibition on large gatherings.In other NFL news: Associated Press May 7, 2020 Ambrosie appeared via video during a panel on arts, culture, sports and charitable organizations after news broke last week that the CFL had requested up to $150 million Canadian in assistance from the federal government.During his testimony, Ambrosie said the league’s future is “very much in jeopardy.”KANSAS-NCAA INFRACTIONSNCAA calls alleged Kansas basketball violations “egregious”LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA struck back at the University of Kansas and its men’s basketball program Thursday, calling five Level I violations that are alleged to have occurred “egregious” and arguing that they undermine and threaten” college athletics. UNDATED (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee has sent a letter to NCAA leaders, conferences and schools requesting details about how college athletes can be compensated for their names, images and likenesses.Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., sent 20 questions to each Power Five conference, dozens of colleges and universities and committees at each of the NCAA’s three divisions.Wicker’s letter comes a day after Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., released a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert urging the association to take further action on name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes.Last week, the NCAA Board of Governors signed off on recommendations to allow college athletes that opportunity to make money from personal endorsement deals and for activities like autograph signings and personal appearances.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS In the latest in a series of back-and-forth filings, the NCAA reiterated in a 92-page response its claim that Adidas representatives were acting as boosters when two of them — T.J. Gassnolo and Jim Gatto — helped to arrange payments to prospective recruits. Those transactions became a central point in a wide-ranging FBI probe into college basketball that has ensnared Kansas, Louisville and several other high-profile programs.Officials from Kansas have said they agree with the NCAA that Gassnola made payments to family members and handlers of two players, Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. But coach Bill Self and assistant Kurtis Townsend said they were unaware of the transactions, backing up a statement Gassnola made during sworn testimony.NBA-ANTETOKOUNMPO-ACCOUNTS HACKEDBucks, relatives say Antetokounmpo’s social media was hackedMILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon and several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted, according to the Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo’s brother and the player’s representatives.
Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea FCParis: Sirigu; Maxwell, Luiz, Silva, Van der Wiel; Matuidi, Motta/Pastore, Verratti; Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi.• Out: Aurier (thigh), Cabaye (groin), Lucas (hamstring)• Doubtful: Motta (calf), Matuidi (knee), Marquinhos (hamstring), Pastore (calf)Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic; MatiÄ‡, Fàbregas; Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Costa.• Out: Mikel (knee)FC Shakhtar Donetsk v FC Bayern MünchenShakhtar: Pyatov; Srna, Kucher, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk; Fred; Douglas Costa, Fernando, Alex Teixeira, Taison; Luiz Adriano.• Out: Stepanenko (suspended), Bernard (ankle)Bayern: Neuer; Rafinha, Dante, Boateng, Bernat; Schweinsteiger, Alaba, Müller; Robben, Lewandowski, Ribéry.• Out: Martínez (knee), Lahm (ankle), Thiago Alcántara (knee)• Doubtful: Alonso (thigh)
A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#advertising#NYT#twitter#web sarah perez Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification In-stream Twitter ads are here to say, or so says Jan Schulz-Hofen, CEO of Magpie, a Twitter ad network that was among many seemingly under fire from Twitter, Inc. last week after the company announced changes to its terms of service. In this newly updated agreement between Twitter and its developers, it appeared that the popular microblogging company was banning the insertion of ads into users’ Twitter streams. Because of the vague language used, there was a lot of initial confusion about what types of third-party services would be affected by these changes. At first glance, it appeared Twitter was banning ad networks like Magpie, Ad.ly and 140 Proof, among others, from automating the insertion of ads into a user’s timeline. As it turns out, that may not be the case after all. (For now, that is). Ad Networks to Users: Everything’s Fine, We Promise!Since the news first was announced, the owners of several Twitter advertising firms have posted, tweeted and sent out press releases affirming that their businesses are safe and sound. Ad.ly, for example, reported it was “business as usual” within hours of the original news. MyLikes CEO Bindu Reddy also confirmed the same. Ted Murphy from IZEA’s Sponsored Tweets blogged that not only is the service still up-and-running, it won’t even have to switch over to a non-automated mode of tweeting ads, as was suspected earlier.Now Magpie is adding its voice to the growing chorus, announcing that it too, is entirely unaffected by the changes. According to a press release issued by the company just yesterday, Twitter ad networks like its are not at risk, but Twitter client applications are. According to Magpie, the source for this information is Twitter’s own director of platform, Ryan Sarver, who posted to a Twitter mailing list last week clarifying the news: “I want to make sure this part is clear – this policy change isn’t meant to say that we are going to start policing if the content of something a user tweets is an ad or not. The policy change affects 3rd party services that were putting ads in the middle of a timeline. So if Liz is paid by Reebok to tweet about how much she loves their new shoes, we are not going to be policing that any more than we were on Friday. This policy also *does not prohibit* services like Ad.ly that help facilitate those relationships or even help her post the ads to her timeline on her behalf.”Who’s at Risk?But as we reported earlier, the “nuanced” language used in the terms of service already has some investors and developers worried. With this small change, the microblogging network has potentially threatened the business models of a number of services being developed atop Twitter’s platform.Twitter ad networks may be OK, but other applications may be at risk. For example, TechCrunch reported that Twitter banner ad network Featured Users was the first victim of the change, having put itself up for auction immediately after the news broke. But its co-founder Dusty Reagan, unequivocally countered that statement, replying via comments that Featured Users is “not adversely affected by Twitter’s new TOS, AT ALL.” (The caps are his, not ours). Then who is affected? That’s the real question. From everything we’ve heard, no businesses built on top of Twitter have been shut down as of yet. (Let us know if you’ve heard otherwise). Twitter’s Promoted Tweets FAQ Confirms Changes, Details What Apps AffectedIn the meantime, Twitter developer advocate Taylor Singletary, pointed concerned mailing list developers to a new resource at Twitter.com for advertisers. The page describes the company’s upcoming Promoted Tweets service, which will deliver targeted advertising at the top of Twitter’s search results pages. Launch partners for this service include Best Buy, Bravo, Red Bull, Sony Pictures, Starbucks and Virgin America, all of which will soon begin using a self-serve dashboard to “promote” tweets from everyday Twitter users (or their own accounts) and have those placed at the top of a search results page where they’re clearly labeled as ads, much like the sponsored results on a Google Web search results page. The secret to the ToS change and its meaning can be found within the FAQ. In response to the question “What sort of advertising is not allowed?”, the answer reads:Advertisements that resemble or might be confused by users as a Tweet Paid Tweets injected into any timeline on a service that leverages the Twitter API (other than Promoted Tweets). This applies to any Twitter stream, whether user based, search based, or otherThe first bullet point warns those tweeting ads that those ads must be properly identified as such, which isn’t a new requirement. However, it’s that second bullet point that’s the most telling regarding what services will be affected – that is, any service that leverages the Twitter API to serve ads must use Promoted Tweets going forward (Update: Twitter has clarified this – “If a service is going to place paid tweets into a timeline, then Promoted Tweets need to be used. Other types of paid tweets are not allowed”). Twitter will split the ad revenue with the service’s developer 50/50, explains the FAQ. Developers are also welcome to place ads “around or on” applications or websites that display tweets. Those revenues will not be shared with Twitter. Update: From the way it was worded, it appeared that revenue would not need to be shared with Twitter in these cases. However, Twitter says there are some cases where rev share is necessary. Specifically, “in cases where Twitter content is the primary basis of the advertising sale, we require you to compensate us (recoupable against any fees payable to Twitter for data licensing).” The ToS again clarifies that individuals being paid to tweet will not be affected, but concludes with a dire warning to those from the ad networks proclaiming everything is OK:“As with any practice, however, we are following this activity and will prohibit practices that have harmful effects on our ecosystem.” In other words, this may change again.Twitter would not comment on the Terms of Service changes nor its implications. 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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday met a group of Kashmiri students and talked of the importance of dialogue in democracy while urging them to share their trial and tribulations directly with him to resolve them.“We are living in a democratic society and it should be kept in mind that dialogue could be the most important medium in it . We have to make new efforts with this view in mind,” the Chief Minister said while interacting with a group of 70 Kashmiri students studying in different colleges in the state.“We also need to understand what democracy actually means. There will be prosperity in our lives only when there is development. How could we become a part in the development process?” he said, adding the common people want basic facilities and employment guarantee. The Kashmiri students studying in the Aligarh Muslim University had on Friday decided against participating in the event meant to discuss “advantages” of the nullification of Article 370. There are over 1,300 students from Kashmir valley studying in AMU. In his interaction, the CM exhorted students to clear all their doubts and apprise him of them but asked them to keep the interaction to themselves.“We will find a solution to issues that concern us and create a better atmosphere,” he stressed.“There are large number of students belonging to Kashmir studying in Uttar Pradesh. We will sit with them in Greater Noida soon and try to resolve all their problems concerning the local administration,” he said, adding there are several students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in places like Aligarh, Ghazibad and Noida.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson center Papi Sarr admitted he is still not his normal self after making his debut in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday.The 6-foot-8 big man missed the Falcons’ opening game loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles due to a groin injury.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients High-flying Hill promises more poster dunks: ‘I’m here to put on a show’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments “I was literally heavy, I was tired. My body was so tired and so heavy that I’m hoping by next game I’ll be back to normal,” said Sarr. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES “I just feel like I’m not 100 percent but I’m on my way there,” said Sarr Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after helping Adamson beat University of Santo Tomas, 88-81. “I’m trying to get back and just help the team. I think I’m just at 50 percent and I was trying to push myself just to help my team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSarr finished with 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists in just 11 minutes of play.The Cameroonian said he felt sluggish during the game and he wasn’t as mobile as he wanted to be.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Academics name of the game for ISAA Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ben Mbala. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBen Mbala, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player, won’t be with La Salle when the Green Archers open their title defense in UAAP Season 80.Mbala is currently with the Cameroon national team for the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “Looking back at former players, even the good foreign players of San Beda, I don’t think they had the privilege to play for their national teams,” Calanog said.“We’re happy that Ben has developed into a player which their country feels can help them in their international competitions. Just like our local players, we hope that because of the UAAP, they are able to develop well enough for them to play for the country.”Mbala averaged 20.6 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 assists last season to lead the Green Archers’ championship run.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ La Salle athletic director Emmanuel Calanog explained that the Cameroonian Basketball Federation personally requested the athletic big man to be a part of its roster for the continental championship from September 8 to 16.“He was requested by his national team to play for them,” he said, sharing that Mbala has left for his native country two weeks ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCameroon, the 52nd ranked nation in the world, is slotted in Group C, together with Tunisia, Guinea, and Rwanda, as it seeks to improve its ninth place finish back in 2015.Mbala will miss the La Salle’s game against Far Eastern University on Sunday and National University on Sept. 18 if Cameroon makes it to the finals. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo
Touch Football Australia has been undertaking a review of Sport Education courses and resources following the update of the Level 1 Referee Course in 2013 TFA will continue to provide webinar opportunities to up-skill presenters on the new material. The following process applies to all Course Presenters to update their accreditation:1. Course Presenters to register to update their accreditation as per Course Presenter updating Registration process as outlined in the TFA Sport Education Guidelines2. Course Presenters are required to complete ASC General Principles Officiating Course via http://learning.ausport.gov.au/ and provide certificate to complete currency update process to [email protected] 3. Course Presenters are required to attend and complete a webinar workshop to be updated on the changes to the materials and course processes. Please register for the webinar via the link in the attached document. Webinars will be held on Monday, 10 February and Wednesday, 19 February 2014, with further dates or potential face-to-face opportunities to be provided in due course.For more information on dates and how to register, please click on the attached memo below. Related Fileslevel_1_referee_course_presenter_webinars_feb_2014-pdfRelated LinksRef Presenter Webinar
Official sports drinks partner for MLSby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMajor League Soccer (MLS) has announced a multi-year agreement with BodyArmor, which becomes the competition’s official sports drink partner in the US, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The deal will see BodyArmor be the drink of choice for MLS players at matches and training sessions. In addition, the company’s branding will feature on coolers, cups, bottles and towels across MLS.With the partnership kicking off in 2020, the two parties will collaborate on exclusive custom content featuring MLS players and BodyArmor athlete partners.Carter Ladd, MLS senior vice president of business development, said: “BodyArmor believes in the future of Major League Soccer and is committed to joining us in our ongoing efforts to elevate soccer’s popularity to even higher levels in North America.”BodyArmor’s rise and momentum mirrors that of MLS, and we are excited to kick off the partnership at the Leagues Cup final and look forward to working with them for many years to come.” TagsMLS NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd target Mathias Normann happy with Rostov stayby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRostov midfielder Mathias Normann is happy with life in Russia.The Norway international is a former Brighton player and is today being linked with Manchester United.Just 23, Normann insists the lifestyle in Russia suits him: “In many ways I am a bit special and enjoy myself alone. I feel it’s just a strength.”I get a lot of attention in Russia where I play. And it is great to get attention in this country. But it doesn’t affect me in any way. At least it’s not something I’m sorry for.”On his time with Brighton, Normann adds: “The physical side is on the same level. But things go a little faster in training in England. The tempo is higher. But Russia has an incredibly good league.”