• Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1 to seal League Cup final with City

    first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For once, it’s not the FA Cup providing cover for Wenger. Arsenal’s defense of the more prestigious domestic cup ended at the first hurdle in an embarrassing loss to Nottingham Forest earlier this month. But a first trip to the League Cup final since 2011 gives Wenger a chance on Feb. 25 to add the only piece of domestic silverware missing in more than 21 years at Arsenal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chelsea raced into a seventh-minute lead through Eden Hazard but Arsenal quickly fought back. Nacho Monreal’s free header from a corner ricocheted off the heads of Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Ruediger before flying into the net in the 12th minute.Arsenal took the lead on the hour when Alexandre Lacazette’s cross was inadvertently diverted by Ruediger into the path of Granit Xhaka, who poked the ball past goalkeeper Willy Caballero.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 folk“In the first half we gave them too much respect, maybe, and we suffered from that,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “In the second half we rectified that.”In part thanks to Wenger’s shift to a three-man defense in the second half. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi controls the ball during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan.24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON — Two fortuitous goals helped Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 on Wednesday and seal a League Cup final meeting with Manchester City, providing a glimmer of joy in a gloomy domestic campaign.Both Arsenal goals received a helping hand from Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger as the semifinal meeting of London rivals came to life after a sterile, scoreless first leg two weeks ago.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Antetokounmpo says Kidd helped him grow into dominant player Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We might have got our formation wrong … but we came back into it and showed great character,” Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. “We showed our quality going forward.”Unlike Chelsea. A recovery rarely looked on the cards from Antonio Conte’s disjointed side in a derby that exposed the visitors’ shortages in the squad.Chelsea’s attacking threat was sapped by the loss of Willian in the first half with a hamstring problem, and Conte was forced to bring on Ross Barkley for his debut.The new recruit from Everton was lacking sharpness in his first match since being injured May. But Conte was forced to deploy the midfielder as a “false nine” at times. It was little wonder the goal threat was so lacking from a side that won the Premier League last season.Chelsea’s hopes of defending that title faded long ago, with Man City 15 points ahead of the third-place champions. Arsenal is languishing in sixth place but Wenger is still through to a fourth domestic final in five seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

  • Senators Are Elected for God and Country, not for Self

    first_imgIn an earlier editorial we described the mid-term senatorial election held two weeks ago as the most peaceful since Liberia’s return to democratic rule in 2006.We contrasted this last gone election to the past two major ones, the first in 2005 and the second in 2011, both of which were heatedly contested and disputed.  In both elections—2005 and 2011—the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) vigorously contested the run-off outcome, in which the Unity Party’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was declared the winner.  It took a considerable amount of political and diplomatic pressure to get the CDC to concede defeat.The scenario was somewhat  different this time around.  The December 20, 2014 senatorial election in all 15 counties, though marked by low voter turnout due mostly to Ebola fear, was remarkably peaceful and orderly.  There was a full line-up of candidates’ representatives at every single poll—people who were cautious, circumspect, sober and watchful.  The same was true at the counting centers, where poll watchers were attentive and observant, to ensure that the process was free of any kind of mistake, misdemeanor or fraud. The result was that even as the counting progressed, showing how leading candidates in the various counting centers took early leads and went running with them, it became clear to the losing ones, their partisans and representatives, that the long night was not theirs, but belonged to others.Even before most people went to bed they knew who had won and who had lost in the various counties.With only a few exceptions, many defeated candidates across the country immediately recognized their fate and not long thereafter called their victorious opponents to concede defeat.Probably the most prominent candidate to concede defeat was the controversial independent, Robert Sirleaf, son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who came second to the popular football superstar George Weah in the Montserrado senatorial race.  Mr. Sirleaf went beyond congratulating victorious Mr. Weah, commending the National Elections Commission (NEC) for what he called “the smooth conduct of the election.”The defeated senatorial candidate for Maryland County, incumbent John Ballout, also congratulated the winner, former Maryland Superintendent J. Gbleh-bo Brown. River Gee senatorial winner Conmany B. Wesseh has received at least two concessions, one from former Superintendent Daniel Johnson and A. Nyepan Saytue.  And unconfirmed sources say that runner-up Boy Charles Soigbai over the weekend also conceded defeat.In Bong County, most of the opponents of incumbent Senator Jewel Howard Taylor have acknowledged that she won the election.  Likewise in Nimba County most of the opponents to the political behemoth (monstrous power) incumbent Senator Prince Johnson, have conceded defeat and pledged to work with him for the development of their county.These concessions are heartwarming because they confirm the efficacy (efficiency) of the December 20 elections. Yet there are a few defeated candidates, notably Dr. Henrique Tokpa of Bong County and Bhofal Chambers of Maryland, who are contesting the elections, contending that there was fraud. This is entirely within their constitutional right to do.  We hope that all defeated candidates who are contesting the elections will follow the advice of the Election Coordinating Committee (ECC) and carefully detail their complaints and expeditiously submit them to the National Elections Commission for speedy redress, so that the country may move on. Overall, we commend NEC Chairman Korkoyah and his fellow Commissioners and staff as well as the Liberian electorate, who followed all the rules, not only those that governed the electoral process but also those that were put into place to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.Those, including the Daily Observer, who advocated that the elections proceed to avoid a constitutional crisis, are thankful to the good Lord that our courage and optimism paid off and now the full Senate can convene on the second Monday in January.  At that time the Senators, along with Members of the House of Representatives, will convene in joint session to hear and receive the President’s Annual Message.The final and most important point we wish to make in this Editorial is to warn the newly elected Senators that they are entering a highly questionable  environment, whose members  always placed SELF before country.  In the Legislature there is very little that gets done without illicit money changing hands.Please be different.  Your people elected you to stand up for God and country, not for yourselves.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Former Man United assistant manager Phelan joins Norwich

    first_imgNorwich have announced former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan as their new first-team coach.The 52-year-old made 194 appearances for the Canaries, scoring 10 goals, between 1985-1989, helping the club win the Second Division title in 1986 and also captaining the team in the top flight.He also worked as a coach with Gary Megson in 1995 and was voted into Norwich’s Hall of Fame in 2002.Phelan left Carrow Road for Old Trafford for £750,000 in 1989 and won a number of honours as a player before later returning as part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s coaching team.It is Phelan’s first role since leaving United in 2013 and he will work alongside Gary Holt in manager Neil Adams’ backroom team.Adams told the club’s official website: “It’s really important we replaced Mark Robson with the best possible coach we could find and I decided Mike was the outstanding choice.“I’m delighted to bring in someone with Mike’s experience to work with myself, Gary Holt and the rest of the coaching staff. He’s someone who has a strong connection with Norwich City and I know him well, having worked with him before when I was a player and he was coaching here.”Phelan said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to return to Carrow Road. I have many fond memories and am looking forward to helping Neil and the team to progress and ultimately getting back into the Premier League where they deserve to be.” 1 Mike Phelan last_img read more

  • Why Eden Hazard has retired his trademark knee-slide celebration for Chelsea

    first_imgThere will be no more knee slides from @HazardEden10… 😔 pic.twitter.com/WclFdINcak— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 4, 2018Hazard is the Premier League’s top scorer with six already this season, and it seems his knees have been unable to keep up with his relentless goalscoring.In a video on Chelsea’s Twitter, Hazard revealed some sore-looking scabs which came from the aftermath of his wonder goal against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.He said: “Look, look, the celebration – the sliding knee. I need to stop this. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1 BEST OF RANKED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED center_img silverware REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE Hazard with his trademark celebration after scoring against Cardiff “My knees – they are on fire! No more of this celebration.”Hazard opted against the knee-slide when he found the net against Liverpool in the Premier League last weekend.According to Squawka, 22 of Hazard’s 96 Chelsea goals have been followed by the trademark celebration.The Blues, who currently sit third in the league, travel to Southampton on Sunday and Hazard will be looking to extend his fine start to the season. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Eden Hazard is on fire this season, but apparently so are his knees.The Chelsea forward has retired his knee-slide celebration because it is just too painful. MONEY last_img read more


    first_imgWATER wonderful world.Bundoran’s best kept secret is a secret no longer as the town’s Waterworld centre was given the seal of approval by junior tourism Minister Michael Ring last night.The Minister was in the county’s capital of fun to re-open the multi-million euro makeover of the complex. And he declared: “This is an all-year-round facility for locals and tourists alike. And it’s great to be in Donegal on a sunny day to announce it.”Chairman of Bundoran Waterworld Cllr Michael McMahon paid tribute to the contractors, architects and staff who had worked tirelessly across the winter months to ensure that the complex was ready for the 2013 season.“An enormous amount of work has gone into this project – one of the only construction projects to be undertaken in the area in the past 6 months. We now have one of the top indoor water parks on the island with top class facilities to suit all ages from toddlers to adults – this includes 5 new family fun features,” he said.Minister Ring, accompanied by the chairman of Bundoran Waterworld Cllr Michael McMahon and the chairman of Bundoran Town Council Philip McGlynn, cut the ribbon on the Galleon Ship, one of the five new features that the complex boasts now that renovations have been completed. It joins the gravity speed slide, 3 lane multi slide, aqua children’s slide and toddler pool, which in turn complement the existing wave pool, twister, tornado flume slide, speed rapids and more! Michael RingGeneral Manager of Waterworld Bundoran Anderson Keys was keen to point out other improvements made to the facility including a brand new building management system, a biomass boiler, disability access system, emergency lighting, fire alarm and energy efficient fabrication on the entire shell of the building.He said: “We hope these improvements add to everyone’s enjoyment of Waterworld. The new features widen the age range of guest that we can cater for so we look forward to a busy 2013 season’. He added ‘our annual charity day happens this Saturday 1st June where we donate a percentage of each entrance fee to charity. We’ve raised thousands of euro in the past for various charities and we hope that visitors to Waterworld will continue to support our efforts to give back’.Head of Operations, North West, Martina Kerr Bromley, said “Failte Ireland were delighted to support the tourism development of Waterworld to the value of €236,000.“Waterworld is a hugely important tourism business for Bundoran and the county and it offers a value, quality, excellent family activity. Tourism is a key industry in Bundoran and the town continues to welcome thousands of visitors each year – continued investment in tourism product is essential to attract visitors and drive economic benefit.“We are delighted to have given this investment to Waterworld and that the project has come to fruition and we congratulate Anderson Keys and his team for all their hard work in having the improvements ready and open for 2013 season.” BUNDORAN CELEBRATES WATER WONDERFUL WORLD was last modified: May 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Inferring Dinosaur Family Life from Bones

    first_imgObservation: a jumble of dinosaur bones in China.  Conclusion: some dinosaurs showed tender loving care to their young.  This is the gist of a paper in Nature this week (Sept. 9),1 reported also on Nature Science Update.    Discerning behavior from bones is an art, but these bones of 34 psittacosaurs from Liaoning, China provided a few hints.  The specimens were all buried suddenly; there was no dislocation of the bones or exposure to air for long after death.  Many were in upright position.  One adult was present with hatchlings of various ages, all within half a square meter.  These clues seem to indicate they were living together as a harmonious family unit.  The rest of the story, lacking instant replay, must be left to the imagination.    What is perhaps more interesting is the death scenario.  What buried this family so suddenly?  One can almost imagine them caught completely off guard, looking up with one last look of surprise, to be forever preserved like a snapshot in stone.  Volcanic ash burial (as at Pompeii) does not seem likely due to the absence of glass.  Perhaps they were under a ledge or in an underground burrow that collapsed, or maybe a wave of flood sediments overwhelmed them.  “The uniformity of the entombing sediments, perhaps a result of soil development, prevents identification of any definite event,” say Meng et al. in Nature.    Allowing that the find indeed indicates parental care for the young, Darwinists are drawing another conclusion: “The unique discovery… suggests that the parental instincts of present-day birds and reptiles such as crocodiles may have a common evolutionary precursor.”  The authors admit, on the other hand: “But, given the disparity in ecology and physiology between crocodilians and birds, homology of their parental care is debatable.”  More finds like this might strengthen the case for homology, they say.1Meng et al., “Palaeontology: Parental care in an ornithischian dinosaur,” Nature 431, 145 – 146 (09 September 2004); doi:10.1038/431145a.These dinosaurs might have shown parental care for their hatchlings.  This and other possible nesting sites at other locales tend to support the idea.  It seems a reasonable one, given observation of nurturing behavior among many living species.  But how did this family get buried so suddenly?  A find as rare as this really is astonishing, unless many individuals over a wide area were trapped by the same event, and it was a big one.  Whether it was a regional or global catastrophe, one can decide from the preponderance of evidence.  One thing seems clear; it was not uniformitarianism.  The hatchlings probably did not hold their poses while sediments built up slowly around them over many years.    Here we go again with the homology storytelling; so now we are to believe that parental loving care was an evolutionary adaptation going all the way back to the presumed common ancestor of crocodiles, dinosaurs, birds, Nelsons and Cleavers.  This really does get so tiring.  Maybe if they were grounded for a week every time they said such nonsense, the little Darwin Club members would learn some manners.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • Here’s an automatic parking service that can park your car driverlessly

    first_imgValeo and Cisco recently announced a cooperation agreement for strategic innovation in smart mobility services at the Viva Technology conference in Paris. Their proposed product is Valeo Park4U, a connected platform and app that enables cars to park by themselves in connected car parks.See also: How do you make parking smarter?Here’s how it works — the driver gets out of his or her vehicle at the parking lot entrance and activates the automatic parking system using a smartphone. The vehicle then continues its journey in automatic mode until it has finished parking. With just a few clicks, it can be set in motion again to meet the driver at the designated pick-up point in the parking lot.The vehicle drives itself inside the parking lot by combining the power of automatic parking technologies — Valeo onboard telematics and secure key systems (Valeo InBlue) and Cisco Parking Controller technologies, which equip car parks with Wi-Fi, video sensors, and artificial intelligence-based solutions.Knowing its environmentThe vehicle’s sensors, along with the information provided by the equipment installed in the car park, allow the vehicle to perceive its environment with an extremely high level of accuracy and anticipate and calculate its journey at any time up to the completion of the parking maneuver. The vehicle is able to navigate complex parking facilities in total safety, even multi-story garages, by processing all of the necessary information with the help of an integrated GPS service and the vehicle’s own sensors.The ability of more recent cars to self-park is not new per se. More significant is the ability of the cars to drop off and pick up the owner at the entrance to the parking garage, with the car effectively acting as a driverless valet. The service is currently being introduced at a connected car park in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, owned by urban mobility company Indigo. With their parking network of over 750 cities and 16 countries, any future roll-out could be substantial.Robert Vassoyan, Chief Executive Officer of Cisco France, said:“With the innovative Cyber Valet Services project, we can currently connect millions of parking spaces in total safety. We are pleased and proud to combine our expertise, technological solutions, and resources with those of Valeo to together provide cities and their residents with new digital services. Partnering with a major French company further illustrates our desire to work in collaboration with the entire ecosystem and our ability to co-innovate as we pursue our commitment to accelerating the digital transformation.” 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Cate Lawrence Related Posts Tags:#Cisco#connected car#smart carpark#smart parking#smart valet center_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

  • Adam Purinton, Who Killed NRI, Appears in Court

    first_imgA US Navy veteran charged with killing an Indian techie and injuring two others in a racially motivated hate crime+ has appeared before a court in Kansas. Related Itemslast_img

  • Amit Shah allays fears over new Citizenship Bill

    first_imgUnion Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the people of the northeast had nothing to fear from a fresh Citizenship (Amendment) Bill the Centre may push through.The Centre’s bid to pass such a Bill in January had triggered widespread protests across the northeastern States as it sought to legitimise the stay of allegedly persecuted non-Muslim migrants from India’s neighbourhood.Mr. Shah was addressing fears expressed by the Chief Ministers of the region and the “spillover effect” of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) at the fourth conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a forum of anti-Congress parties helmed by the BJP.‘Article 371 intact’“The Citizenship Bill will not violate Article 371 that is applicable in the northeast. It will not affect any rights of the indigenous people, nor will it affect the Inner-Line Permit,” he said. Any visitor to Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland need to possess the permit for temporary stay. Manipur and Meghalaya have been demanding such a permit.Mr. Shah also pointed out that the proposed Bill had December 31, 2014, as the cut-off date and no one arriving after this date would be given citizenship. But he said the Centre would not let any illegal immigrants to come in from neighbouring countries.Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma had earlier told him that the northeastern States feel the Citizenship Bill would threaten their existence and urged him to take all the political partners of the BJP into confidence before bringing in the legislation again.Asking whether the Centre would bypass the States before reintroducing the Bill, Mr. Sangma requested the Centre to invite all stakeholders to arrive at a consensus.“We are also worried by the exclusion of 19 lakh people from Assam’s NRC. Meghalaya shares a long border with Assam, and there are fears many of them could sneak in,” he said.Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga too opposed the Bill. He also said the regional parties that supported the Bill had committed “political suicide”, insisting that the northeast should be excluded from its purview.The Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on January 8 but it was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha.Border disputesThe Chief Ministers also called for settling the prolonged border disputes among the States. Almost all of them have disputes with Assam.Assam Finance Minister and NEDA Convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma said the disputes — some of which claimed lives — had often come in the way of development in the region.“The NEDA forum can be used to solve the border disputes and other issues plaguing the region. The constituents can hold discussions to resolve these contentious issues,” Mr. Sarma said, also expressing concern over drug dealing in the region.last_img read more

  • Manchester United not a laughing stock any more, says Phil Jones

    first_imgManchester United were a “laughing stock” at the start of the season but deserve to be taken seriously now after Saturday’s win over Fulham lifted them into the Premier League’s top four, defender Phil Jones has said.Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had brought a “positivity” to the club after Jose Mourinho’s departure and while United were not the finished article they were moving in the right direction, he added.”It was tough for everyone involved, we might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the start of the season, but certainly not now,” Jones told reporters after United’s 3-0 win.”We’ve proven that in the last 10 or 12 games. Everyone’s got to take us seriously now.”United were 11 points off the top four when Solskjaer took charge in December and, having won eight of their last nine Premier League games, they moved back into the Champions League spots for the first time since the opening weekend.The club is undefeated since Solskjaer’s appointment, winning 10 of 11 games in all competitions, and Jones attributed the run to the different approach under the Norwegian.”(There’s) just a positivity about the place to grind results out when we’re not playing well, to play forward, to play with intent and purpose,” said Jones, who extended his contract until 2023 last week.Also Watch:last_img read more