Newcastle rock Manchester United, Liverpool sink Saints

first_imgSaints defender Wesley Hoedt made a hash of dealing with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass, allowing Salah to tee up Firmino for a clinical finish.Liverpool increased their lead in the 42nd minute when Firmino turned provider for Salah with a fine flicked pass that the Egypt forward slotted home for his 29th club goal of a dream first season with the Reds.3 important points – with a clean sheet ??Let’s do the same on Wednesday!#YNWA #LK1 #LFC pic.twitter.com/nrJIRgaWL0— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) February 11, 2018Klopp’s men are four points clear of fifth placed Chelsea, who face West Bromwich Albion on Monday, as the battle hots up to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.“It was not a brilliant performance. It was difficult circumstances with the wind. We did the job. That is very important,” Klopp said.“We scored early, got the second goal in the right moment and then controlled the game.“We want to finish the season top four and we need the points.”Southampton are third bottom following their first defeat in five league matches.Huddersfield climbed out of the relegation zone after a 4-1 win against Bournemouth at the John Smith’s Stadium. goal off for the season. @22mosalah is your @carlsberg Man of the Match. ? pic.twitter.com/AGpPCDAZU7— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 11, 2018David Wagner’s team took a seventh-minute lead as Alex Pritchard collected Steve Mounie’s pass and drilled in his first Huddersfield goal since his January move from Norwich.Junior Stanislas equalised for Bournemouth with a cool finish from Ryan Fraser’s cross seven minutes later.But Benin striker Mounie restored Huddersfield’s advantage with a 27th-minute header and Steve Cook’s own goal put the hosts in control in the 66th minute.Rajiv van La Parra converted a stoppage-time penalty to lift Huddersfield out of the drop zone.Huddersfield’s first league win in nine matches was marred by an injury to Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy, who was stretchered off with a knee problem 15 minutes from time.Share on: WhatsApp “It wasn’t going to happen for us today. Newcastle gave what they have, that’s a beautiful thing in football.“We made a defensive mistake and when they are in front they had only one thing in mind and gave their lives to keep a clean sheet.”Newcastle had kicked off in the relegation zone, but a first win in five league games — their first success against United since 2013 — lifts them to 13th place.At St Mary’s, Liverpool moved above Tottenham into third place as goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah killed off lowly Southampton.Jurgen Klopp’s side, who featured former defender Virgil van Dijk on his first return to the club he left in January, took a sixth minute lead when Brazil forward Firmino netted for the 20th time this season.– Dream season for Salah – Jose Mourinho’s second placed side, beaten by Tottenham in their last away game, were rarely at their best at St James’ Park and paid the price in the 65th minute.United defender Chris Smalling was booked for needlessly diving inside his own half and from the resulting Jonjo Shelvey free-kick, Dwight Gayle latched onto a header and played a backheel towards Ritchie.His run was completely untracked by United’s sloppy defence and the Newcastle winger fired low past David De Gea.Mourinho responded by pulling off Paul Pogba after another underwhelming display from the France midfielder.And United should have equalised soon after, but when Newcastle failed to clear a corner, Anthony Martial saw two shots blocked on the line by Gayle.“Newcastle fought like animals, I hope they take that as a compliment. The gods of football were on their side,” Mourinho said.center_img London, United Kingdom | AFP | Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Liverpool cemented their top four place with a 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.last_img read more

Nor’easter Hits Shore Area in All the Usual Places

first_imgStory by John Burton – Photos by Tina ColellaFlooding from Tuesday’s nor’easter that hit all the shore communities in Monmouth County was what those who live and travel through the area have come to know all too well: portions of roads were closed and you proceed through the water at your own and your vehicles’ risk.Sea Bright of course, had the most damage.Nearby Rumson, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach and Long Branch also suffered extreme flooding in some areas, re-routing traffic and rescuing drivers in flooded vehicles.Sea Bright Office of Emergency Management Director C. Read Murphy said of this storm, “This was a little bit stronger than a lot of the nor’easters but a short duration.”And during that brief but heavy storm, some of the borough streets prone to flooding, had as much as two-to-four feet of standing water on them for parts of Tuesday and into late Wednesday morning, he said, extending through three high tides.The areas that had the deepest flooding were some side streets on the borough’s very northern and southern end facing the Shrewsbury River and a portion of Ocean Avenue/state Highway 36, according to Murphy.Oceanport – Monmouth Boulevard“We had some significant flooding in low lying areas similar to other municipalities,” said Borough Administrator/Clerk Thomas Rogers. “The low lying areas are in the south of the borough and requires us to close roadways and detour traffic during the high tides.”“When the tides receded, the roads cleared,” he said. “Today  (Wednesday) there was some ponding on some properties.  It’s a normal occurrence during a soaking rain.”Oceanport had some significant flooding in the marine area and Monmouth Beach had some flooding on both the Shrewsbury River west end of the borough and some along Ocean Avenue as well.“We had some flooding throughout the town but no major catastrophes,” John O.  Bennett III, Oceanport Borough Administrator.The borough closed the usual streets that usually flood Oceanport Ave., Arnold St., and Bridgewaters Drive.“The old borough hall was shown to be unacceptable again,” he said referring to the former borough hall that floods just about during every storm.He confirmed again it would be a problem to retain the existing building,Once the waters receded by 11:30 a.m. Tuesday “everything worked out fine,” Bennett said.Susan Howard, mayor of Monmouth Beach, said, “the water was really high especially along Oceanport Avenue.”“The water was almost level with the tops of the bulkheads,” she said. “But all of us who live here know which way to drive out.”No homes were reported flooded, however, she said.A couple of days prior to Monday night’s and Tuesday’s storm had strong northeast winds, which Murphy said, “exacerbated the water situation,” contributing to the flooding.This is a common occurrence during high tides and storms and borough residents have come to adapt to it, he noted. However, “The biggest problem were people driving thorough the water,” he observed, “and cars breaking down.”That happened to four vehicles, requiring borough employees to haul them out in Sea Bright alone.last_img read more

Unbeaten NU averts disaster vs UE, wins 3rd straight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After going back and forth against the Lady Warriors and trailing, 11-10, midway through the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs upped the ante and went on a 13-2 run to take a 23-13 lead with Aiko Urdas finishing it off with a through-the-block kill.NU head coach Babes Castillo said they had a good win, but after seeing his team falter in the second set he knew his players could do better.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“The win earlier was a good win, but it was not a good performance,” said Castillo in Filipino. “I told them to forget about the second set and let’s move on, it’s already marked on the card.”“My players’ captain responded on the dot on what the situation needed and the team will go with the captain,” Castillo said, referring to Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University recovered from its dismal second set to beat University of the East, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, and stay undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs streaked to their third straight win to take sole possession of the top seed while the Lady Warriors are at the bottom with a 0-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT When NU committed several four straight errors that allowed UE to trim the deficit to six, 23-17, in the fourth set, it was Santiago, who stopped the Lady Warriors’ fun with a well-placed kill that put the Lady Bulldogs in match point, 24-17.Santiago led the Lady Bulldogs’ charge with 23 points while Roselyn Doria added 12 points.Shaya Adorador and May Ann Mendrez led UE with 11 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t mention the score: North Korean media silent on 8-0 loss Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

The APNU/AFC and their shenanigans

first_imgDear Editor,It is most shameful to know that none of the new Neighbourhood Democratic Councils is provided with the required office, an assigned Overseer or the appropriate staff to undertake service activities for the benefit of residing residents. More serious is the fact that with all the boasting by the coalition Government about early budget, none of the new NDCs has received a single cent as subvention. These and other baseless inclusions on the coalition’s agenda, confirms the farcical and usually visionless delusion with which they are associated and often disguise.Some of these NDCs are not collecting rates and taxes because the ‘Areas’ are not regularised. Hence, the elected councillors are unable to do anything while the Minister of Communities and the Government are barking about how many new NDCs they established. The fact is that the creation of the new NDCs serves more as an embarrassment to the Government because these establishments are not functioning and no arrangements are in place for these bodies to carry out their mandated functions in the short term. It is clear that in 2018, the Government rushed to have nine new Local Authority Areas with the hope of including their support base to vote at the Local Government Elections, considering the massive defeat they would have suffered in 2016.Now that the elections are completed and the results favoured the PPP, the new LAAs are left on their own. The system is failing and the APNU/AFC Government doesn’t care. Their plans didn’t pay off and the new LAAs didn’t deliver to them the expected votes because the PPP has made inroads. It begs the question: What’s next for the new LAAs? Now that they are official statutory bodies, they should be allowed to carry out their mandate to offer the required services to the people and their communities.The recently appointed Member of Parliament, Donna Mathoo, of the AFC is one of significant national interest, given the massive evidence of mass corruption at the Berbice NCN branch which she headed. It is strange and notable that Mathoo didn’t resign her position as a Councillor of the Region Six Regional Democratic Council before swearing in as a Member of Parliament. This incompetent cabal continues to make a mockery of the National Assembly too.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Raiders hurting after loss in London, but not as much as their fan base

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.The Raiders’ 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in London’s Wembley Stadium was much worse than the final score or the final statistics — both of which were bad enough.It represented the loss of hope for the season as well as the chance any East Bay-based fans will ever have of seeing an NFL team in Oakland amount to anything more than an …last_img read more

Flags fly for 32 World Cup teams

first_imgThe flags of the 32 nations that willcompete in the 2010 Fifa World Cup raisedon the lawns of Safa House inJohannesburg.(Image: 2010 Fifa World Cup OrganisingCommittee) Safa House stands metres from SoccerCity, the 2010 World Cup flagship stadium.(Images: Niklas Zachrisson)MEDIA CONTACTS• Wolfgang EichlerFifa Media Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 083 2010 [email protected]• Delia FischerFifa Media Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 11 567 2524+27 83 201 [email protected]• Jermaine CraigOrganising Committee Media Manager+27 11 567 2010+27 (0)83 201 [email protected] ARTICLES• Photo essay: Soccer City• Photo essay: Nelson Mandela BayStadium• The master of the makarapa• Soweto’s football derby frenzy• Fly the Flag for Football ToolkitOn Thursday South Africans woke to news that all 32 teams for the 2010 Fifa World Cup have now qualified – with Uruguay, the first country to host and win a World Cup, the last to secure their spot, in the early hours of the morning.The evening of 18 November saw the final six teams qualifying for the tournament, with Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, France, Uruguay and Algeria winning their tickets to South Africa next year.To mark the occasion, the 2010 Organising Committee hosted ambassadors and embassy representatives from the 32 qualified countries to symbolic flag-raising ceremony on the lawns of Safa House in Johannesburg on Thursday morning. The headquarters of the South African Football Association, Safa House stands a few metres from the flagship Soccer City stadium, where the 2010 World Cup’s opening match and final will be played on 11 June and 11 July 2010.OC chief executive Danny Jordaan said the ceremony marked the beginning of an important phase in the lead up to 2010.“As we raise the flag we must understand that the story line has changed. The stadiums will be ready, we can see this. The World Cup is about the teams, the coaches and the fans now,” he said.“This storyline has changed from the concrete of the stadiums to the people and the emotion of the World Cup. Today is about celebrating Africa’s first World Cup.”Jordaan encouraged the assembled ambassadors to spread the news of 2010 in their home countries. “You are not only ambassadors for your countries, but now, you are 32 ambassadors of the World Cup. I know the numbers that your teams brought to Germany in 2006 and I will be watching the numbers in 2010!”Speaking of his country’s tense win over Egypt in Sudan the night before, Algerian ambassador to South Africa Mourad Bencheikh stressed the importance of Africa’s first World Cup.“Last night was like the second day of independence,” he said “To have this World Cup in South Africa and Africa and to now be part of it is a matter of pride to us.”Dario Armini, the first secretary in the Italian embassy, was full of praise for South Africa’s preparations. “Italians are definitely starting to feel the spirit of the World Cup Just looking at the stadium here, we can see that things are going well. The fire and the passion of this country is incredible.”Armini said that while South Africa can expect an influx of fans from Italy during the World Cup, he is also looking to the country’s sizeable Italian community for support.“We can count on the Italian community in South Africa, which is around 30 000 strong. We definitely saw their passion during the Confederations Cup, but I am sure people will come to South Africa as well, it is such a beautiful country.”For the New Zealand ambassador to South Africa, Michael Walsh, the mood back home is celebratory.“There is a euphoric feeling in New Zealand at the moment – it has been 28 years since we last played in a World Cup and I am sure many fans are looking forward to coming to South Africa. The World Cup captures the imagination of all people.”Walsh is certain of the 2010 tournament’s success. “For 2010, South Africa is obviously pulling out all the stops and you can see from the amazing stadium behind us that it is all on track.”The 32 teams that have qualified for the 2010 Fifa World Cup are:AlgeriaArgentinaAustraliaBrazilCameroonChileCote d’IvoireDenmarkEnglandFranceGermanyGhanaGreeceHondurasItalyJapanKorea DPRKorea RepublicMexicoNetherlandsNew ZealandNigeriaParaguayPortugalSerbiaSlovakiaSloveniaSouth Africa (as hosts)SpainSwitzerlandUruguayUSAlast_img read more

Gov. Kasich issues emergency declaration due to flooding in 17 counties

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Gov. John R. Kasich issued an emergency declaration for 17 counties along the Ohio River and in southern Ohio due to dangerous conditions resulting from severe storms and heavy rain.  An emergency declaration allows the governor to use state resources, including activating the National Guard, to help local officials keep Ohioans safe.Impacted counties include Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Columbiana, Gallia, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Monroe, Meigs, Muskingum, Scioto and Washington.“Ohioans do a good job of looking out for each other and we’re doing it again now also.  Teams at the local level are hard at work and state teams have been coordinating with them and supporting them over the past week.  As the weather and flooding is expected to get worse we’re staying ahead of things by taking our readiness up to the next level and declaring an emergency where we expect the worst conditions.  We’ll quickly add to those areas as it’s needed.  I urge people to stay safe by staying informed, not taking any chances and checking in on your neighbors, especially seniors and families with young kids.  Call your local city, county or Red Cross if there’s anyone who needs help. We’ll get through this as we always do, by working together,” Kasich said.A copy of Kasich’s declaration is available HERE.So far, Ohio storm and flood preparation efforts include deploying National Guard troops in response to local requests to help install floodgates along floodwalls. Other efforts include:Providing water pumps to Scioto and Lawrence countiesHolding coordination calls with National Weather Service and state and local response partnersInstalling flood gates in the City of PortsmouthProviding situation awareness reports to federal, state and local partnersDelivering sandbags to Athens County.last_img read more

Playing with numbers

first_imgIn the last few years, we have probably created more data digitally than in the rest of human history. Think about the millions of Internet searches and social media posts that are made every minute, and the resultant data that corporations and governments are collecting on consumers and stakeholders.What do,In the last few years, we have probably created more data digitally than in the rest of human history. Think about the millions of Internet searches and social media posts that are made every minute, and the resultant data that corporations and governments are collecting on consumers and stakeholders.What do we do with this information?This sea of data can overwhelm us; we must learn to tame the data deluge to our advantage. Our key challenge is to filter out the signal from the noise and make sense of the data that is being accumulated every second in this digital era. The discipline of data science is a blend of statistical and computational tools, algorithms and machine learning principles with an aim to uncover hidden and relevant patterns in raw data, which are then used to drive informed and better decisions.Career of the futureData scientists can help their organisation make better decisions in several respects reducing downside risk and adding value. Data science skills are likely to give graduates an increasingly competitive edge for employment in the years ahead. Organisations across sectors are starting to change the way they use data to develop new solutions by investing, not only in data science talent, but also in people who can build big data infrastructure, data curators, data translators and subject matter experts. With data science becoming an imperative area of work for almost any organisation, in any sector, and of any scale, it is a very exciting time to study and master the discipline.advertisementSkills needed for data scienceThe primary skill that a person will need is a quantitative mindset- an affinity with numbers and the ability to understand them to derive rational conclusions. Some specific skills that a data science aspirant should start building on at a young age include data visualisation, business intelligence, data modelling, and business analytics. As a discipline, data science cuts across domains, and is at the intersection of mathematics, computing, statistics and knowledge of the domain of application. One might be a lawyer, a marketer, a healthcare professional, or a public policy expert, but valuation in their respective industries will increase manifold if one applies knowledge of data science to drive better decision making.Job openings after data scienceThe number of jobs in data science and related fields is expected to explode in the coming years. By 2020, an estimate of about 2.7 million positions will be on the market, while the size of the analytics, data science and big data industry in India is expected to grow seven-fold and reach about 20 million by 2025. There are a number of opportunities as data scientists, data analysts, data architects, statisticians or business analysts across industries including e-commerce, healthcare, financial services, sports, journalism and public policy. GlaxoSmithKline, for instance, is using data science to improve their success rates and help bring medicines to patients. At the same time, Amazon (and almost every other e-retailer) is employing data scientists by the dozen to understand consumer behaviour trends and improve the shopping experience. This also makes data science the most useful skill for anyone in a managerial position in a corporate sector firm.Inclusion in higher educationA lot of higher education institutions and e-learning platforms have launched degree, diploma and certificate courses in data science and business analytics. However, most of these programmes focus on imparting technical knowhow of software such as tableau and stata. What the majority of courses lack in their curricula is the application of this knowledge in solving real-time problems. A professional who only knows how to crunch numbers without knowing how to apply those inferences in terms of decision making will remain a pure technician, severely limiting growth prospects even within the realm of data science. The ideal course will, therefore, equip students with the technical know-how as well as guide them to draw better insights to improve decision making for businesses.In India, while engineering institutes such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) have launched executive programmes in data science, social science and management schools have also begun to add data science to their portfolio of offerings, examples being Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), Delhi. The inclusion of data science in these social science programmes means that students receive training in not just the quantitative, statistical and programming aspects, but also understand the application of data science to become better decision makers. Internationally, one of the most exciting places to study data science would be LSE (London School of Economics), UK, which now offers an M Sc data science programme. Across the Atlantic, some prominent institutions offering these programmes include Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and Georgia Institute of Technology.advertisement(By James Abdey and Chiraag Mehta) JAMES ABDEY: Associate Academic Director of the University of London programmes at the London School of Economics (LSE), UK. CHIRAAG MEHTA: Associate Director, Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), Delhilast_img read more

10 months agoAlex Sandro signs new deal with Juventus

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Alex Sandro signs new deal with Juventusby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Sandro has signed a new deal with Juventus to 2023.The deal is reportedly worth €5m-a-year.”I thank all the people who helped me arrive where I am today,” wrote Alex Sandro on Instagram.“I am very happy to continue being part of the Juventus family.”The agreement puts the full-back in the top 10 for Serie A salaries, on a par with Juventus teammate Emre Can. last_img read more

10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola ponders loan move for ‘awesome’ Sandler

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola ponders loan move for ‘awesome’ Sandlerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is delighted with the progress of Philippe Sandler.Former PEC defender Sandler was on the bench for this week’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal win over Leicester City.”We were planning to take him on tour for preseason, but unfortunately he came to us with injuries,” said Guardiola.”He has started training again in recent months and I have to say that he played’s awesome with the youngsters. It is not easy if you go back to a second team or a team of youngsters, but he has helped his teammates a lot and that says a lot. “We will now decide what is best for him, for the club and for his future perspective.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more