WCAX-TV, Vermont Business Magazine and WDEV Radio Vermont are teaming up to cover politics. Three of the state’s leading news organizations announced this week they will team up to cover the 2010 election. This innovative three-way partnership will take the pulse of the public through television, print and radio.The partnership will include polling, debates and special programming right up until Election Day on November 2nd.“We will be asking the candidates where they stand on the critical issues of our time. The public deserves a hard look at the candidates and that is what we will be doing,” said VBM publisher John Boutin.“For the first time, broadcast radio, broadcast television and in-depth print, new media and online news are coming together to deliver relevant coverage to the citizens of the Green Mountain State.” said WDEV President Ken Squier. “We can’t wait.”“This is one of the most important critical elections we are facing and it’s great to have these additional resources to cover the issues. Vermont Business Magazine and WDEV are strong partners, “said WCAX-TV News Director Anson Tebbetts.For more than seven decades WDEV has played a key role in Vermont campaigns with its legislative reports, talk shows and lively debates. “Making sure the candidates are held accountable is so important to our democracy, “said Squier.This partnership kicks off with a statewide poll this week that will look at the gubernatorial candidates, the view of nuclear power and Vermonters’ view of what’s happening in Washington. The first poll results to be released tonight will gauge early interest in the governor’s race.Source: WCAX, WDEV, Vermont Business Magazine. February 17.2010Contact: Anson Tebbetts WCAX-TV News Director(802) 652-6360Contact: Ken Squier President WDEV Radio(802) 244-7321)Contact: John Boutin-Publisher VBM(802) 863-8038
Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri knows the team’s baffling away form could be the only obstacle blocking a powerful title charge. “I think they know when you score six goals – and we had so many chances to score more – that we are a real threat.” City showed Arsenal no respite with Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Fernandinho, twice, David Silva and Yaya Toure all getting on the scoresheet. Four of those goals came after top scorer Aguero, whose calf injury is being assessed, left the field early in the second half. Pellegrini was frustrated at the three goals conceded but felt the performance in attack was a complete one and vowed to continue in the same manner. Nasri said: “We are going to try to break them but when we come on the pitch we don’t have an obsession about scoring seven goals every game or six or five. “We just try to do our job but we know we have an offensive team. When we have got chances we score.” Fernandinho’s performance earned him the man-of-the-match award. The midfielder’s goals in the second half were his first since his £30million summer move from Shaktar Donetsk and he is growing in influence by the game. Fernandinho is not currently in Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup plans but Nasri can soon see that changing. He said: “I think it is a mistake. I have such respect for the Brazilian players but when I look at the squad, I think he deserves a place there. “But this season is not finished and if he continues like this he is going to be in Brazil for the World Cup.” Scolari is planning to spend time in Europe to assess players and Fernandinho himself can only hope to catch the eye. The 28-year-old said: “I think I must keep playing the same way, always. “I said he came to Europe to watch some games but I don’t know where or when he will see me. I hope he comes here.” City are awaiting news of the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League having qualified for the knockout phase for the first time. Having finished runners-up to Bayern in their group, despite accumulating 15 points, City know they could face a tough test against Barcelona or Real Madrid. Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid are the other options. Nasri said: “If we can perform against a top squad in the next round then we are going to have the confidence to know we could go as far as possible.” But all those brilliant performances have come at the Etihad Stadium, where City have a 100 per cent league record and have scored 35 goals in their eight games. Mystifyingly, they have lost four from eight and only won twice on their travels in the competition. Encouragingly, they did win at Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week and Nasri hopes they are now ready to follow that up and click fully into gear. The Frenchman said: “We were confident, we always perform against big clubs. “We did it against United, against Tottenham, midweek we beat Bayern Munich away from home. “Now we have to do the same away from home (in the league). Since the start of the season we haven’t done as well away. “But when you play a big game it is always easy to get the motivation. Big players always respond when you say, ‘it is a big game’. “Now we know the title race is open. We have come back to three points behind Arsenal and next week they play Chelsea, so we have to put pressure on them. Press Association City were again at their destructive best as they thrashed Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal 6-3 on Saturday to move within three points of top spot. Coming after the 4-1 demolition of champions Manchester United and the 6-0 and 7-0 hammerings of Tottenham and Norwich respectively earlier this season, it was another powerful statement from Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
B&H tennis player, Mirza Bašić, achieved the ranking of his career on the ATP list.Bašić is now listed as the 152nd with 340 points, and compared to the last week’s ranking, he moved up for one place.The best Ranked B&H tennis player, Damir Džumhur, remained on the 93rd position, while the other B&H tennis players made progress on the list.Tomislav Brkić is now on the 219th place, which is better by 13 positions when compared to the last week’s order. Aldin Šetkić is at 231st place, and compared to the last week, he moved up for 11 positions, while Nerman Fatić advanced for 13 positions, and currently occupies the 792nd place. (Source: faktor.ba)