Lucas Paqueta reveals why he chose AC Milan

first_imgAC Milan new signing Lucas Paqueta gave his reasons for joining the club, while also announcing he will wear the No 39 jerseyThe 21-year-old midfielder is regarded as one of most exciting talents in South American football with observers even comparing him to Milan legend and fellow Brazilian Kaka.Aside from Milan, Paqueta had also been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona.But the Flamengo star instead confirmed he would be joining Milan for a reported €35m deal.Now Paqueta has revealed that Milan technical director Leonardo, who’s also Brazilian and played for Flamengo himself, was the main factor behind the move to Italy.“I’ll wear the No 39. It’s the number with which I debuted in Flamengo’s first team,” Paqueta told the Brazilian Press, via Football-Italia.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“It brought me luck and I hope the same happens at Milan. If I’ve chosen the Rossoneri, it’s thanks to Leonardo.“He called me and convinced me right away. I understood Milan had a serious project for my career and that’s essential for a young player who arrives in Europe.“I can’t wait to start.”Paqueta has managed 13 goals and five assists in 65 appearances in all competitions for Flamengo since 2017.The young star has played twice for Brazil after debuting in September in a 5-0 friendly win away against El Salvador.last_img read more

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Azpilicueta urges Chelsea fans to behave against Spurs

first_imgCesar Azpilicueta hopes that the Chelsea supporters will behave themselves for next month’s Carabao Cup semi-final against TottenhamFollowing the abuse Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling suffered at Stamford Bridge this month, Chelsea fans caused further controversy by signing anti-semitic chant about Spurs last week.The incident occurred in Hungary during Chelsea’s Europa League game against MOL Vidi.But defender Azpilicueta hopes the Blues’ fans will instead support the team in a more ethical away for their two-legged clash against rivals Spurs.“It’s a massive derby for the fans and we hope that all the behaviour on and off the pitch is what football deserves,” said Azpilicueta, according to Evening Standard.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“There is a lot of rivalry between us, but this is a game where we have to show everyone.“The players will fight hard for our team and we need the maximum from the fans to help the team.“This is a massive game for everyone. We have to show how we are as a club. To give everything for the team, to be behind us. Hopefully we can show how we are, how we behave.”Eden Hazard’s late winner secured Chelsea a 1-0 win over Bournemouth and a place in the last four on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Kepa denies rift with Sarri

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga claims he didn’t disrespect manager Maurizio Sarri when he refused to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City.Reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero was ready to replace Kepa as he appeared to have suffered a cramp towards the closing stages of the game.However, the Spaniard refused to obey the orders of Sarri which caused a stir on the Chelsea bench and equally angered the Italian gaffer.Kepa went on to save Sane’s penalty but couldn’t prevent City from claiming a 4-3 win to retain the Cup.But the most expensive goalkeeper in history when he joined Chelsea for £71.6m in August, insists his refusal to leave the field was not an act of disrespect to Sarri.“I know if you see it from outside, I don’t know how it went out, it is not the best image,” Kepa told Chelsea’s official website.“I have spoken with the boss. I think it was misunderstood.“I understand that on television, on social media, they’re talking about this but I am here to explain it, to say that it wasn’t my intention to go against the manager.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.Talk about absolute balls for Kepa Arrizabalaga, stand your ground and courage of your convictions. Good morning. pic.twitter.com/4ehechUVwJ— Sifiso Gumede (@Sifiso_Gumede) February 25, 2019“We have spoken now, and I was only trying to say I’m fine. He thought I wasn’t fine. It was in tense moments, with a lot happening.”Sarri played down the incident after the match, describing it as a “misunderstanding”, and Kepa agrees with the Italian.“In no moment was it my intention to disobey, or anything like that with the boss,” Kepa added.Chelsea will face Spurs on Wednesday night as they bid to seal a Champions League ticket.last_img read more

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Groundbreaking in Normal Heights for affordable homeless veterans housing

first_img Posted: January 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Groundbreaking in Normal Heights for affordable homeless veterans housing KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Homelessness FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Construction began Thursday on a 52-unit housing development for homeless veterans in Normal Heights.Known as The Lofts, the development on El Cajon Boulevard near State Route 15 will offer studio and one-bedroom rental apartments at an estimated range of $446 to $796 per month. Tenants will receive supportive services from the Alpha Project, a homelessness assistance nonprofit, according to the San Diego Housing Commission, which is among the entities involved in the project.The units will be designated as affordable for 55 years under a federal voucher program. They will be available for tenants with an income up to 50 percent of the area median income, which is currently $31,850 annually, according to the commission.“Today’s groundbreaking is an important step in addressing homelessness among military veterans in the city of San Diego,” SDHC Executive Vice President Debbie Ruane said.The project is being funded with a $3 million federal grant, $2.2 million from the city’s affordable housing fund and a $13.5 million loan.The Lofts project is part of the SDHC’s homelessness action plan launched last summer, which will see the award of up to $30 million over the next three years for the development of at least 300 new supportive housing units, according to the commission. January 11, 2018last_img read more

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Alleged drunk driver who fatally struck jogger pleads not guilty to murder

first_img Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom, August 30, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) —A probationer who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of his work truck and struck a female jogger in Lakeside pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing great bodily injury.Michael Woodfill, 46, who was on probation for a DUI conviction from 2016, was ordered held on $1 million bail in the death of 41-year-old Susana Gotell.According to the California Highway Patrol, Woodfill was traveling eastbound on North Woodside Avenue near Riverford Road about 6:40 p.m. Monday when his truck drifted to the right and hit a chain-link fence. Woodfill then overcorrected, steered the truck across the opposite lane and struck the jogger, said CHP Officer Travis Garrow.Woodfill’s truck continued down a dirt embankment after striking Gotell and overturned, Garrow said.The victim was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, where she later died. A Gofundme has been made to help the victim’s family.Garrow said Woodfill remained at the scene, and officers determined that he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the deadly collision.The Santee resident faces a maximum of 15 years to life in state prison if convicted. He will be back in court Sept. 24 for a readiness conference. Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 30, 2018 Alleged drunk driver who fatally struck jogger pleads not guilty to murder Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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VAVI Sport Social Club endorses SoccerCity plan

first_img October 2, 2018 Dan Plante, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – They are the largest ‘sports organization’ in San Diego, and today VAVI Sports and Social Club has endorsed Soccer City over SDSU.  “We have 100-thousand members on our e-mail list and 50,000 active members.“We’re a sports and social club and Soccer City Fit’s perfectly with what we do”, says Keith Cunningham, V.P. VAVI Sports/Social Club.VAVI Sports sponsors and organizes over a dozen different sports, from Kick-Ball to Soccer. “A couple big things that will benefit our community.  They will not cost the taxpayers any money and they have plans to bring an M.L.S. Team to San Diego”, says Cunningham.Like the plan from SDSU, Soccer City plans to build a river park, create opens spaces, housing and a thriving entertainment district. Soccer City claims their plan will not cost taxpayers a dime. VAVI Sport & Social Club endorses SoccerCity plan Updated: 4:43 PMcenter_img Posted: October 2, 2018 Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Pedestrian struck seriously injured by vehicle near convention center

first_img August 7, 2019 Pedestrian struck, seriously injured by vehicle near convention center Posted: August 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Wednesday morning on a street near the San Diego Convention Center.The collision happened around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Harbor Drive and Fifth Avenue, according to San Diego Harbor Police.All southbound traffic on Harbor Drive near First Avenue was diverted due to the accident. As of 10:25 a.m., officers were beginning to reopen the roadway, a Harbor Police dispatcher said. last_img

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Meat Inspection Disruptions Avoided as Congress Passes Continuing Resolution

first_imgWith less a week before current funding expires, the House passed H.R. 933, its continuing resolution, this morning, sending the bill to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. Included in the bill are updated spending levels for programs within the agriculture appropriations bill, as well as $55 million to fund the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service and avert prospective disruptions in the agency’s meat inspections.last_img

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Missouri Soybean Farmer Blogs About Farm Life Advocates for Ag

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Kate Lambert’s blog “Uptown Farms.”Kate Lambert is keeping it real–both on her farm and online. She and her family raise soybeans, corn and wheat on their farm in northern Missouri. They also have a commercial Red Angus cow/calf herd and a small flock of registered ewes. In addition, Lambert raises Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs and works full-time for Farm Credit as a loan officer.She grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, which gives her a unique perspective on the farm story. She shares this perspective on her blog Uptown Farms—most recently in her post If you’re thinking about marrying a farmer, stop, which takes an honest, humorous look at what it’s really like living the farm life.Lambert is a new member of the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Advocacy Communications Team (ACT), a second-tier of first responders who engage with the public, reporters and social media followers on matters of modern agriculture. Her blog is just one example of how this group is working as ag advocates.last_img read more

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Rossis concession statement in US Senate race

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi made the following statement regarding the Washington Senate race:“This evening, I called Senator Murray to offer my congratulations on her re-election to the U.S. Senate.“I ran for the Senate because I believe we need a basic course correction from where Washington, D.C. has been taking us and to make sure this country is as free, as strong and as prosperous in the future as it has been in the past to preserve the best of America for future generations.“That was a message that found a very receptive audience all across this state, though not quite receptive enough.“We’re sending at least one new person, maybe two, to Congress to represent Washington State. We elected a host of new people to the state legislature — all on the message of controlling spending and helping the private sector grow, saying no to government overreach and confronting some very difficult challenges in front of us.You’ve heard me say during this campaign that the problems we face are too big for one political party. They are, and I can say that with absolute certainty.“It is my hope that the new House and Senate will address them seriously, responsibly, and in a bipartisan way. I hope the President and Senate Democrats will join the new House majority to face these problems head on rather than leaving them for the next Congress or the next generation.“My hope going forward is that our representatives in Washington, D.C. will be thinking about how an issue affects Bellevue, Bellingham or Bingen, not the D.C. Beltway.last_img read more

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Most read stories on Columbiancom week of Nov 13

first_imgMost read stories on Columbian.com last week:No. 1) Head-on collision kills driver in HockinsonA woman died and another was seriously injured Saturday morning when their vehicles collided head-on on Northeast 182nd Avenue near 139th Street in Hockinson, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.No. 2) Husband who killed Vancouver native attacked in prison The order barked from speakers in the prison yard: “Stop fighting.” But two inmates kept attacking a third, Brian C. Cole, who had arrived the day before at Snake River Correctional Institution. Cole, 38, was doubled up on the sidewalk, taking kicks to his head and stomach.No. 3) Child sex trafficking on rise in Clark County Over the past three years, police in Clark County have seen child sex trafficking emerge as one of the major crimes to watch. It’s no longer just a Portland problem. Fueled by online ads, johns and girls will routinely travel between Vancouver and Portland for “dates,” making the crime a regional issue.No. 4) Violations found in death of Clark County deputy’s sonA Clark County sheriff’s deputy violated policies on firearms storage, off-duty conduct, ethics, competency and employee responsibilities in connection with the 2010 shooting death of his 3-year-old son, according to an internal affairs investigation.No. 5) I-5 south ramp to Fourth Plain reopens after rollover accident The southbound ramp from Interstate 5 to East Fourth Plain Boulevard was temporarily closed Monday afternoon because of a crash involving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala.last_img read more

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Fort event explores history of correspondence

first_img o What: “Written Word” activities and exhibit. Free.o Where: Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 Evergreen Blvd.o When: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. (Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)If you could send only one letter home a year, what would you tell your family?That is one of the questions — and opportunities — on tap Sunday at an exploration of 180 years of the written word at Fort Vancouver.“It’s a neat topic to look at through time,” said Cassie Anderson, park ranger at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. “Through most of history, most people couldn’t write. In our park history, we see that.”When the Hudson’s Bay Company established Fort Vancouver as its regional headquarters, “The upper-tier folks were literate. You can watch that change through the decades,” said Anderson, the site’s historic programs coordinator.Examples of the spread of literacy will be part of the event, along with historical re-enactments and hands-on activities for families.The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center, 1501 Evergreen Blvd., across the street from the east end of Officers Row.“We have original Hudson’s Bay letters in our collection, and they will be on exhibit Sunday,” Anderson said.One eye-catching example of 180-year-old correspondence came from John McLoughlin Jr., son of Fort Vancouver’s chief factor. It’s done in a style called cross-writing. After filling the page, he turned the paper 90 degrees and wrote at a right angle to the earlier lines.“It’s hard to read; you have to try to make the eye focus on the right lines,” Anderson said.It’s possible that John Jr. wrote that way to save paper.“Paper was scarce, and the letter was folded into its own envelope,” she said. “They didn’t want to use another piece of paper for an envelope.” John McLoughlin Jr. used “cross-writing” in penning this letter from Paris in 1832.last_img read more

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Woman who left moms body at store faces sentence

first_imgPORT HURON, Mich. — An Oregon woman who left her mother’s body behind a thrift store near Port Huron is returning to court for her sentence for manslaughter.Kelly Rhodes had been charged with murder but last month pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Authorities believe neglect had a role in the death of 89-year-old Mary Grenia of Salem, Ore., last March.Grenia died inside a truck at a truck stop after she and Rhodes were turned away from entering Canada on the Blue Water Bridge. An autopsy revealed heart and lung disease but no sign of trauma.The 49-year-old Rhodes is scheduled to get her sentence Monday in St. Clair County court. Her attorney has said Rhodes and Grenia were trying to relocate to Canada with a truckload of possessions.last_img

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3 challenge Hanke for utility board job

first_imgWhen asked to judge Clark Public Utilities as a provider of power and water, customers annually rank the agency the highest in service among midsize utilities in the Western U.S.This year, Clark County voters are being asked to make another judgment, this time on a ballot rather than a customer survey: Who will help guide the well-regarded, if low-profile, utility over the next six years?In the Aug. 5 primary election, four candidates are competing to represent District 3, encompassing an area that includes downtown Vancouver, on the utility’s three-member Board of Commissioners. Byron Hanke, the incumbent, seeks a third six-year term. He faces challengers Jane Van Dyke, Michael Piper and Bill Hughes.It’s a nonpartisan office involving an industry with legal, financial and technical facets to spare, so a roiling cauldron of sectarian politics it is not. Nevertheless, the person voters select will help decide the customer-owned utility’s annual budgets, set electric and water rates, and supervise the utility’s CEO — all for an agency that provides electricity to more than 185,000 customers and that supplies water to more than 31,000 homes and businesses in the region.Only registered voters in District 3 will cast ballots in the August primary. The top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 4 general election, when all voters in Clark County may cast ballots in the utility race.last_img read more

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Ian McKenna Smart technology can drive engagement with retirement savings

first_imgAchieving effective engagement with employees about their retirementbenefits is crucial for an employer to get the best return on such spend. If people do not understand something, it is virtually impossible for them to appreciate its value.Smartphones and tablets can now make this far easier, but this needs more than just a mobile version of an employer’s old benefits portal. To get the best traction the experience should be truly personalised. Integrating information that gives insights in the context of individuals’ day-to-day lives can take engagement to a whole new level.Intelliflo, the leading CRM software supplier to UK financial advisers, added a Personal Financial Management (PFM) module to their client portal last August. PFM uses information from users’ online banking, credit cards and other personal finance data to provide a far more informed view of individuals’ finances. Of the 700 adviser firms who offer this Intelliflo service to their clients, 250 already find customers using it every day.The most advanced example of PFM we have seen in the employee benefits market is Aon’s Bigblue service. As well as enabling staff to better understand their day-to-day finances, they can project forward their retirement income needs based on their real expenditure, including any other retirement savings schemes they may have in addition to their employer arrangements.Health data from wearable devices is another great way to drive member engagement. Mercer’s Harmonise platform now integrates information from devices such as Fitbits and the Apple watch into healthcareinformation. An increasing and diverse range of organisations will enhance employee engagement via mobile apps. For example, accounting software provider Xero offers an employee app, Xero Me, which delivers payslips, enables holiday requests and even allows staff to complete time-sheets from their mobiles.In the future, integrating different services without confusing staff will be an important consideration for HR and benefit teams in achieving the most effective engagement.Ian McKenna is director at the Finance and Technology Research Centrelast_img read more

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64 of retailers to extend national living wage to under 25s

first_imgAlmost two-thirds (64%) of retail chain respondents are set to implement the national living wage for all employees, regardless of age, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.Its survey of 24 UK retail chains with fewer than 5,000 employees to more than 100,000 staff, also found that 45% of respondents will pay more than the £7.20 national living wage rate, up to £7.50 an hour.The national living wage will come into effect for employees aged 25 and over from April 2016. The mandatory rate will begin at £7.20 an hour and is expected to rise to £9 an hour by 2020.The research also found:More than a third (36%) of respondents expect the national living wage to impact higher earners.Of those respondents that anticipate the new statutory rate affecting higher earners, 38% will review pay for the whole workforce.More than half (59%) of respondents do not expect the national living wage to impact existing staffing models.Tom Hellier, UK practice lead, rewards at Willis Towers Watson, said: “Only a small number of organisations foresee an immediate reduction in headcount or recruitment activity, or an increased reliance on part-time or seasonal staff, although this contradicts some research which predicts long-term job losses.“An area that does cause employers anxiety though is the potential for pay compression and, in particular, the potential costs associated with maintaining appropriate pay differentials across the organisation.“Another common theme we see in the research is concern that the national living wage will reduce retailers’ ability to differentiate from other organisations when it comes to pay. This will emphasise the importance of brand and the employee value proposition when it comes to attracting and retaining people into lower-paid jobs, which I believe will lead to some interesting innovation in this area in the months to come.”last_img read more

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Enterprise sales managers receive 2017s highest bonuses

first_imgEnterprise sales managers and global account managers receive the largest median bonuses in the UK of up to £55,000 and £33,500 respectively, according to research by Glassdoor.Its UK jobs paying the highest bonuses report analysed the median compensation and median bonuses for jobs that have been anonymously shared by employees on the recruitment website. For a job title to be considered, a minimum of 25 bonus reports must have been submitted by UK-based employees between 21 September 2015 and 20 September 2017.In the report, the definition of bonuses includes cash bonuses, stock bonuses, profit sharing amounts, sales commission and tips or gratuities.The research found that global account managers could earn the second largest bonus of up to £33,500, as well as a median total compensation of £101,000 compared to an enterprise sales manager’s total median compensation of £110,000. Partners ranked third on the list with a median bonus of £30,000 and a median total compensation of £150,000.The top 10 job roles offering the biggest bonuses for 2017 are:Enterprise sales manager: Median bonus of £55,000 and median total compensation of £110,000.Global account manager: Median bonus of £33,500 and median total compensation of £101,000.Partner: Median bonus of £30,000 and median total compensation of £150,000.Chief operating officer: Median bonus of £30,000 and median total compensation of £155,000.Chief financial officer: Median bonus of £30,000 and median total compensation of £156,000.Kitchen designer: Median bonus of £26,500 and median total compensation of £42,750.Chief technology officer: Median bonus of £25,000 and median total compensation of £165,000.Chief executive officer: Median bonus of £25,000 and median total compensation of £160,000.Channel manager: Median bonus of £25,000 and median total compensation of £90,000.Business development consultant: Median bonus of £23,250 and median total compensation of £63,500.A variety of financial roles did not rank in the final top 10 list, including that of investment banking analyst with a median bonus of £21,800 and median total compensation of £74,300; equity research analyst earning a potential median bonus of £20,000 and median total compensation of £87,000; and trader who could take home up to £20,000 in median bonus and £100,000 in median total compensation.David Whitby, UK country manager at Glassdoor, said: “The earning potential of a high-performing UK sales employee is undeniable and we are now seeing sales roles beating financial positions in terms of offering the biggest bonuses. What’s even more interesting is that a career in sales does not require what we’d call a traditional degree qualification, which suggests that high-paying and rewarding roles are more accessible than ever before in the UK.”last_img read more

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Dominos delivers pizzas from the sky

first_imgWHANGAPARAOA, New Zealand (WSVN) – A popular pizza chain is delivering their pies from the sky.Domino’s launched the own drone delivery program in New Zealand and successfully made its very first commercial delivery, Wednesday.The drone was independently controlled using GPS navigation and supervised by a team of drone experts who made sure the delivery ran smoothly.More markets are being explored for drone pizza deliveries, including Australia, Japan and Germany.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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