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Report: Manchester City 9 Burton 0

first_imgGabriel Jesus grabbed four goals as Manchester City all but secured their place in the EFL Cup final with a crushing 9-0 first-leg victory over Burton Albion on Wednesday.The Premier League champions have now put 16 goals past lower-league opposition in the past four days, Pep Guardiola’s men having thrashed Rotherham United 7-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday.Kevin De Bruyne’s first headed goal in English football set the hosts on their way, with Jesus adding a quickfire double before Oleksandr Zinchenko fortuitously opened his City account. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Jesus took his tally to four either side of Phil Foden’s tap-in, before Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez completed a miserable night for Burton’s cup heroes.7 – Manchester City are the first English league side to score at least seven goals in consecutive games in all competitions since Don Revie’s Leeds United back in October 1967. Heaven. #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/vniTiD8jQm— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 9, 2019It took City five minutes to unlock the Burton defence, David Silva’s pinpoint pass picking out De Bruyne’s run and the Belgium international made no mistake with his header.Despite falling behind Burton rallied and Marcus Harness should have equalised in the 12th minute, but Saturday’s hat-trick hero blazed Lucas Akins’ cross over the bar.City’s control of proceedings was never under threat, though, and in the space of seven minutes the hosts were four goals ahead as Jesus and Zinchenko struck.Having pounced on a loose ball after Leroy Sane’s shot was saved by Bradley Collins, Jesus doubled his tally from Silva’s pass – the striker taking his time before slotting it in off the post.GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL @gabrieljesus33! 3-0  #cityvbafc #mancity pic.twitter.com/Fok9JEtXOd— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 9, 2019City’s fourth was harsh on the visitors as Zinchenko’s attempted cross looped over Collins, but there was no doubting the quality of Jesus’ hat-trick goal as he converted Mahrez’s cross to the back post.Four minutes after replacing the impressive De Bruyne, Foden had his second Etihad goal in as many games, the youngster profiting after Jesus had been held up by Burton’s defenders.Jesus would not be denied a fourth moments later, though, as Sane beautifully controlled Mahrez’s pass on his chest before finding the striker, who applied the finishing touch.After setting up Walker for City’s eighth, Mahrez completed Burton’s misery with a goal of his own, the Algeria international poking the ball past Collins to round out a one-sided semi-final encounter. What does it mean? Seventh final awaits CityCity’s 11th EFL Cup semi-final could not have started any better with Guardiola’s side already planning for next month’s showpiece, which would be their seventh appearance in the showpiece. For Burton boss Nigel Clough – who won the competition twice as a player – he will just hope the aggregate score does not bring further embarrassment in the second leg.Joy for JesusAfter struggling in front of goal at times this season, Jesus was in fine form as Burton were easily brushed aside. His second treble at the Etihad Stadium means he has now scored 11 goals in his last seven starts for City in all competitions.Harness rues missed opportunityWhile it may not have stopped the City juggernaut, Harness’ miss at 1-0 could have at least slowed the hosts down and brought a moment of celebration for the travelling Burton fans. As it was he cleared the crossbar and City ran riot afterwards.Key Opta Facts1986 – Burton Albion’s 9-0 defeat is the heaviest League Cup defeat by any side since Liverpool beat Fulham 10-0 back in September 1986, and is the largest ever margin of defeat in the semi-final of the competition. Gap. #CarabaoCup— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 9, 2019- City have won 13 of their last 15 EFL Cup matches against sides from a lower division (D2), scoring 50 goals.- City are the first side in the top four tiers of English football to score at least seven goals in back-to-back matches in all competitions since Leeds United did so in October 1967 (9-0 versus Spora Luxembourg in the Fairs Cup and 7-0 against Chelsea in the top flight).- The 9-0 victory is Guardiola’s joint-largest margin of victory as a manager, alongside Barcelona’s thrashing of L’Hospitalet by the same scoreline during a Copa del Rey match in December 2011.- Jesus has now scored two hat-tricks at the Etihad Stadium, only Carlos Tevez (four) and Sergio Aguero (10) have netted more home trebles for City since their move away from Maine Road.What’s next?City’s attention turns back to the Premier League title when they face Wolves on Monday, while two days earlier Burton will hope for more joy against Gillingham. read morelast_img read more

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Centre will soon plan to observe National Marathon Day: Goel

first_imgRaipur, Feb 19 (PTI) Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said the Centre will soon plan to observe National Marathon Day.Addressing a huge gathering of runners who had come to participate in the Raipur Half Marathon held at Naya Raipur, Goel said, “keeping in view the historical success of Raipur Half Marathon, Centre will soon plan to observe National Marathon Day.””We all want, whenever the National Marathon Day will be held, people should run together in their locality, village and city, for Swachhta (cleanliness), health, Digital Bharat and taking country ahead (in the path of development),” said the Minister.Around 15,000 runners participated in the Half Marathon.Goel also called upon parents and teachers to encourage students and children to participate in sports activities.The Centre is seriously considering the proposal to link sports with education.Sports will boost the health of the masses and will reduce the expenditure on health, he said.The Minister further informed that the sports ministry has decided start aTalent Search Portalintended to give a fair opportunity to talented children from every nook and corner of the country to pursue their dreams of achieving excellence in sports.Details of the performance and potential of a child including video and photographs could be uploaded on the portal by children, their parents, relatives, teachers and others on the portal, Goel added.Congratulating Chhattisgarh for organising the Half Marathon, he said Sports Authority of Indias (SAI) regional office will soon be set up here.Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh announced to soon start an Athletics Academy in the state.advertisementThe status of other sports is good and satisfactory in the state but today people have displayed their enthusiasm toward athletics by taking part in a large number in the Half Marathon. Keeping this in view, an athletics academy will be launched in the state soon, Singh said.Next year also the Half-Marathon will be organised and the target will be to involve 40,000 people in the run, he added.Legendary athlete Milkha Singh and wrestler Geeta Phogat were among the other dignitaries present during the event. PTI TKP NRB PTPlast_img read more

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World XI arrives in Pakistan to play three Twenty20 matches

first_imgA World XI led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis arrived in Lahore early Monday amid tight security to play a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan.Players from seven countries – England, Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and New Zealand – agreed to tour Pakistan, which is organizing the series in a bid to revive international cricket at home.West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree was due to join the squad later on Monday, after playing in the Caribbean Premier League final.Pakistan have only hosted Zimbabwe for a short, limited-overs series in 2015 since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan national cricket team bus in Lahore in 2009, wounding several of the players and killing six policemen and a driver.World XI arrival in Pakistan #CricketKiHalalala #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/AAcqYyTQmm- PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 10, 2017″It’s great to be here,” said Andy Flower, the World XI coach and former Zimbabwe captain. “We are looking forward to seeing a lot of you watching the great cricket that we are going to put on show and we had a warm welcome already.”Top officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board, including its chairman Najam Sethi, welcomed the players at the airport.Both the federal and Punjab provincial governments have deployed thousands of security officials to guard the teams on the routes from their hotel to the Gaddafi Stadium, which will host the matches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.World XI arrival in Pakistan #CricketKiHalalala #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/jf74c87JBX- PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 10, 2017World XI: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, Grant Elliott, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Imran Tahir.advertisementCoach of World XI Andy Flower presenting the playing shirt to captain @faf1307 #PAKvWXI #cricketkihalalala pic.twitter.com/WwHYWDNOZ1- PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 11, 2017last_img read more

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Women’s cricket breaks new grounds courtesy 2017 ICC World Cup

first_imgInterest in women’s cricket has seen a major surge over the past couple of years and new research unveiled on Monday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) shows the scale of the impact this summer’s Women’s Cricket World Cup has had on fans and new participants.The first study of its kind on women’s cricket among sports fans across Australia, England and Wales, India, New Zealand and South Africa was commissioned to mark the start of the ICC Women’s Championship and shows a huge boost to the women’s game. Conducted by Nielsen Sports, the objective of the research was to investigate awareness of the Women’s World Cup, perceptions towards the women’s game and key motivators to getting involved.The stats from this summer’s event clearly demonstrate improving standards, something that fans agreed strongly with. A total of 93% of the people surveyed felt that it was the best standard of women’s cricket they had ever seen with 91% finding the matches exciting to watch on television. As many as 82% followed the event more than any other women’s cricket event previously and overall 67% of respondents said they would now take a greater interest in the women’s game following the World Cup.As many as 92% of sports fans in India believe they had seen an increase in media coverage of women’s cricket in the last two years while 66% in England and Wales, 66% in Australia, 58% in South Africa and 50% in New Zealand felt the same.Across the five key markets surveyed, 65% of sports fans were aware that the ICC Women’s World Cup took place, which included a whopping 94% from India and 67% from tournament host England and Wales.advertisementSignificantly, interest among respondents’ children was exciting for the future with almost 40% watching coverage of the event and 50% of respondents’ children were inspired to try playing the game or play more cricket based on what they had seen at the ICC Women’s World Cup.ICC Chief Executive David Richardson, said, “The research confirms our belief in the potential for the growth of women’s cricket. It is heartening to see that almost 70% of those questioned have said they’ll now take a greater interest in the women’s game and more so that half of their children felt inspired to try the game or play more cricket.”What is particularly satisfying is the almost unanimous agreement that the standard of cricket this summer was the best people had ever seen. The ICC introduced the Women’s Championship in 2014 to provide more competitive opportunities and increase the strength and depth of the women’s game. With the second edition getting underway later this week I am genuinely excited about the future of women’s cricket and its growth. I wish all the teams the very best as they embark on this tournament and on the road to World Cup 2021.”The ICC Women’s Championship will be played in the same format as the inaugural edition which was held from 2014-16, with all eight sides – Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – taking on each other in series of three ODIs on a home or away basis.World Cup 2021 host New Zealand and the three other top teams from this championship will gain direct qualification for ICC’s pinnacle event while the remaining four sides will get a second chance through the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier event in which they will be joined by six teams from four regions – Africa, Asia, East Asia Pacific and Europe.Member boards will be encouraged to play T20Is during tours but no other ODIs can be scheduled along with Women’s Championship series. Teams will get two points for each win, one point for a tie or no-result and no points for a loss.The West Indies host Sri Lanka for the first series of the Championship, from 11 to 15 October, while England and Australia play each other from 22 to 29 October. In other first-round series, Pakistan host New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates (31 October to 5 November) and South Africa play at home against India (5 to 10 February 2018).Meanwhile, captains of the finalist teams of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 have welcomed the results of the study while looking forward to the ICC Women’s Championship.India captain Mithali Raj, said, “It’s heartening to see the success of the ICC Women’s World Cup and the popularity of women’s cricket in India. That so many people followed our progress at the World Cup proves that there is an appetite for women’s cricket in India and it will only grow in the coming years.advertisement”The ICC Women’s Championship has contributed immensely in the growth of players and the competition at the top level has increased substantially. I’m sure the coming cycle of the championship will see some fiercely contested matches.”England captain Heather Knight, said, “It’s important for women’s cricket that we keep moving forward and the numbers from this research are encouraging. We want more people to know about our game and to come and watch so we can have more packed houses, like we had at Lord’s in the final of this year’s ICC Women’s World Cup.”The ICC Women’s Championship has been great for raising standards and for getting us playing more cricket. We’re looking forward to the next cycle and another productive period.”last_img read more

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Pop Sound: The KAKKOii WOW Speaker

first_imgAudiophiles, here’s something for you to get excited about: the KAKKOii WOW portable, wireless Bluetooth speaker. This little gem of a device, which was created by London designer Antonio Arevalo, brings both functionality and style to any place you want to hear your music. Want to listen to Mozart while cooking dinner, Jay-Z when working out, or something to rock out to while taking a shower? Now you can do so with ease, thanks to the fact that you can listen to your favorite playlists in any room in your house. Better yet, you can even bring the WOW speaker with you to the beach or the ballpark.The WOW — an acronym for With-Out-Wires — speaker is made of durable silicone and comes in six poppy shades — pink, red, blue, yellow, white and black — so you can pick the one that suits your decor and personality.  Its conical shape allows you to change its position for three different types of sound. Prop it face up for 360 degrees of sound, on its side for directed sound and face down to muffle it.The  KAKKOii WOW speaker has a Bluetooth connection with up to a 33-foot wireless range. In addition it has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for up to four to six hours. Best of all, it automatically goes silent when you receive a phone call, so you don’t have to worry about fumbling with the speaker. When you’re done with the call it auto plays.Finally, a portable speaker device that looks just as good as it sounds.The KAKKOii WOW Bluetooth Portable Speaker, $80 at amazon.com. Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit Editors’ Recommendations How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Buzzed and Beautiful: The Best Short Hairstyles for Men 3 of the Best Teeth Whitening Products For Pearly Whites How to Play Pool Like You Know What You’re Doinglast_img read more

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Nearly impossible to run operations BSNL

first_imgNEW DELHI: Ailing state-owned telco BSNL has sent an SOS to the government, seeking immediate cash infusion as it is finding it “nearly impossible” to continue operations and even manage Rs 850 crore salary liability for June as outstanding liabilities of nearly Rs 13,000 crore have made its business “unsustainable”. “The gap between monthly revenues and bare expenses to continue operations as a going concern has reached to a level where continuing with the BSNL operations would be nearly impossible without immediate infusion of adequate equity,” Puran Chandra, senior general manager at BSNL’s corporate budget and banking division, said in a letter to the joint secretary in the telecom ministry (who also sits on the board of BSNL). In the letter, sent last week, the public-sector company has sought the government’s advice on the next “course of action” for deciding the fate of the ailing corporation.last_img read more

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No breakthrough in Shimla rape case DGP setsup SIT Govt orders magisterial

first_imgShimla: With citizens pressures building-up on the police over alleged rape case of a 19-year girl in Shimla town on Sunday, Director General of Police SR Mardi on Tuesday set-up a seven-member Special Investigations Team (SIT) under Abhishek Yadav, ASP (Shimla) to investigate the charge.The case, however, has a new twist on Tuesday as the victim informed the police that she had visited a police post at Lakkar Bazar on April 28 before the incident to inform that few persons were stalking her. Instead of acting on her complaint, the police personnel passed the buck at Dhalli police station. She was asked to approach the police station at Dhalli, which is almost three km from Lakkar Bazar. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghBased on the police information, the state government ordered a magisterial probe by Additional DC Shimla (Law and order) Prabha Rajeev into the aspect of the victim’s statement, said Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Manoj Kumar. He termed the matter as very serious. The police said it was in the process of getting the statement of the girl recorded in the court, and call details of her mobile phone were being analysed. “We haven’t yet got the medical examination report, which the doctors have sent for the second opinion,” said a police spokesman. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe girl, who hails from Haryana, was forcibly dragged into a car and raped in the moving car as par her statement. The DGP also visited the spot and held a meeting with senior officials of Shimla police including SP Omapati Jamwal. Those in the SIT included Deputy SP Yogesh Joshi and Raj Kumar, an inspector beside other police personnel of different ranks. “The investigations will be closely monitored and supervised by SP (Shimla) and DIG (Shimla),” said a police release. An FIR under Section 354-A, 366,376 and 506 IPC has been registered at Dhalli police station. The town wit nessed massive protests from some citizens’ groups and opposition Congress activists even as leaders of the BJP women wing also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner Shimla Rajeshwar Goel seeking a high-level probe. The CPI (Marxist) on Tuesday accused the BJP government of total failures of the law and order situation.last_img read more

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Malagas Coach not Very Enthusiastic About Hachim Mastours Transfer

Rabat – Morocco’s Hachim Mastour signed for Malaga FC on a two-season loan.But Spanish Sports daily newspaper MARCA said Mastour was not in the radar of the Andalucian club and that the team’s coaching staff was happy with their available options.MARCA said that Mastour was in fact a personal request of Malaga’s owner and president Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani. The member of the Qatari ruling family is believed to have bypassed sporting director Mario Husillos in engineering Mastour’s move from the Rossoneri to the La Rosaleda side.According to the same source, Al-Thani’s eagerness to sign the Moroccan 17-year-old wonderkid did not please the team’s sports management and coaching staff.“Will have to see how this affects the development of the club and the team in the coming days,” MARCA said.The Moroccan international joined the Andalucians on Monday before the close of the summer transfer window.The former Real Madrid’s target contract includes a buy-back option in case Malaga opted to purchase the midfielder at the end of the season for a fee of around €5M.Mastour is the eighth signing of Malaga this season. read more

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China US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

BEIJING — U.S. and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions by raising tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China.Businesspeople and economists say the two days of talks are unlikely to resolve the battle that threatens to drag on weakening global economic growth. They say Chinese negotiators are trying to persuade Trump they are making enough progress to postpone a March 2 deadline for the duty increase.The chief American envoy, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and his Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, shook hands at the start of the meeting at a government guesthouse but said nothing to reporters.There are few signs of movement on the thorniest issue: Washington’s demand that Beijing scale back plans for government-led creation of global competitors in robotics and other technologies. China’s trading partners say those violate Beijing’s market-opening obligations and some American officials worry they might erode U.S. industrial leadership.Trump agreed in December to postpone more tariff hikes while the two sides negotiate. That expires March 1. The following day, a 10 per cent tariff imposed in July on $200 billion of Chinese imports would rise to 25 per cent.On Tuesday, Trump said while he is not inclined to extend the deadline, he might let it “slide for a little while” if talks go well. Earlier, the White House called March 2 a “hard deadline.”Business groups see the decision by the top trade envoys, Lighthizer and Liu, to take part in person as a sign the negotiations are making progress. Thursday was their second meeting following negotiations last month in Washington.The U.S. delegation also included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and David Malpass, a Treasury undersecretary who is Trump’s nominee for World Bank president.Companies on both sides have been battered by Washington’s tariffs and retaliatory duties imposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government. The stakes are rising as global economic growth cools.Trump hiked tariffs on Chinese goods over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. The dispute has spread to include Chinese industry development, cyberspying and the countries’ lopsided trade balance.Chinese leaders have offered to narrow their multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States. But they balk at making major changes in development plans they see as a path to prosperity and more global influence.Chinese officials reject complaints that foreign companies are required to hand over technology. But business groups and foreign governments point to rules they say compel companies to disclose trade secrets or share technology with state-owned partners.Chinese officials also are balking at U.S. pressure to accept an enforcement mechanism to monitor whether Beijing carries out its promises.Beijing has tried to deflect pressure by emphasizing China’s growth as an export market. It has announced changes over the past year to open finance and other fields, including allowing full foreign ownership in its auto industry for the first time.Regulators have announced plans to improve protection of foreign patents and copyrights.It is unclear whether that will satisfy Washington and other governments that complain the system is rigged to extract technology from foreign companies and to use official industrial standards to shield Chinese enterprises from competition.___AP journalists Christopher Bodeen and Emily Wang contributed to this report.The Associated Press read more

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Land swap may allow pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

ROANOKE, Va. — A land swap with the federal government could allow a developer to install a natural gas pipeline that crosses the Appalachian Trail.The Roanoke Times reports details of the deal were disclosed Monday in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The U.S. Department of the Interior could allow the Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail in exchange for property that Mountain Valley owns next to the Jefferson National Forest.The developer plans to cross the trail at the top of Peters Mountain, near the Virginia-West Virginia line. The pipeline is expected to be more than 300 miles (483 kilometres) long.Several federal agencies would have to approve the land swap. The move would push the project’s completion to next year, and increase the cost to $5 billion.___Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.comThe Associated Press read more

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Key discussion held on Madrasa Act

He said that universities granting degrees must be open to all and this will also be looked into. (Colombo Gazette) A key discussion was held at the Prime Minister’s office today on the proposed Madrasa Act.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he had discussions with the Muslim Affairs Minister, Attorney General’s Department and other officials on the Madrasa Act. He said that amendments to the proposed Act were discussed and a new draft will be submitted to cabinet for approval.The Prime Minister also noted that Sri Lanka does not require a Sharia university. read more

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Tow truck driver killed after his vehicle was hit by a

Tragedy on the rails this morning. A Mississauga tow truck driver is dead after his vehicle was hit by a GO train. As Kate Carnegie reports, the driver was responding to another collision when he was hit. The tow truck driver, Randy Muzzi, was a long time driver for Atlantic Showcase Auto Collision in Mississauga. He was responding to another crash north of the tracks near Ninth Line when his truck was hit by a GO Train on the Milton line.“He had been there to move the vehicle for the fire department. I guess he lost placement and ended up on the track.” said Tony Pento, who is the owner of Atlantic Showcase Auto Collision. Muzzi was 54 and well liked by his colleagues. The impact was so loud, neighbours were scared the train had derailed. “It was like my whole house just shook. It sounded like the train came off the track” said one resident. There were 172 passengers on board the train. Luckily none of the passengers were injured. They did have to remain on board for about an hour and a half before buses were brought in to take them to different locations. read more

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Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett Reach Mutual Understanding

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett reached a mutual understanding on Monday night, after a verbal altercation during the fourth quarter of Monday’s contest that later spilled over to the Boston Celtics team bus.”There’s certain things that you just don’t say to men, another man,” Anthony said after practice Tuesday. ”I felt like we crossed a line. But like I said, we both had an understanding right now, we handled it the way we handled it. Nobody needs to know what was said behind closed doors, so that situation was handled.”Even if Anthony chose to disclose what was said, the words would not be fit for publication.After the Knicks 102-96 loss, Anthony went outside the Celtics locker room screaming, most likely for Garnett. He then approached Garnett at the Celtics team bus but was separated by Madison Square Garden security, New York City police officers, team security and Knicks coach Mike Woodson, according to ESPN.“I wanted to talk to KG,” Anthony said. “I think it was something that we both needed to get off our chests and see what really was the problem. It wasn’t no altercations, it was just some words and [a] conversation that we needed to have.”A conversation between both players took place over the phone the same evening. Despite the two players resolving their issues, the NBA is investing the incident and will look at video evidence to determine if Anthony should face suspension. Anthony said he should not be suspended for a heat conversation.Monday’s incident led Woodson to speak with his players about keeping their composure and looking at the bigger picture.“The bottom line is we lost our composure last night and that can’t happen,” Woodson said. “It’s my job to make sure that doesn’t happen again and that players just worry about playing.”Garnett did not speak to reporters on Tuesday, but attempted to downplay the incident Monday night as he spoke with reporters.“Listen, heat of the battle, man, guys throw back and forth,” Garnett said. “He’s trying to get his team to go; I’m trying to get my team to go. Both teams are colliding. Not to mention that it’s the Knicks and the Celtics. Just what it is.”The Knicks, who started the season 18-5, have dropped five of their last six games and need Anthony to keep his cool if they want to stay at the top of the Eastern Conference. They will play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night, as they look to get back on track. read more

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Stephen Gostkowskis Missed Extra Point Was Not Why The Patriots Lost

Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Jan. 26, 2016), we discuss why Tom Brady couldn’t handle the pressure after the Patriots lost to the Broncos in the AFC Championship game. We try and understand why the Cleveland Cavaliers fired their Coach David Blatt. We take a look at match-fixing in tennis with FiveThirtyEight’s Carl Bialik and ask why betting data isn’t enough to prove guilt when it comes to corruption. And a Significant Digit about the number of female coaches in American sports.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we link to above. Links to what we discuss are here:Neil Paine on Tom Brady’s kryptonite.FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver on David Blatt getting sacked.Carl Bialik on why we shouldn’t necessarily trust the betting data when it comes to assessing match-fixing in tennis.Carl Bialik says this would be a very dumb week to match-fix at the Australian Open.Significant Digit: 2. That’s how many women coaches there are in the NFL after the Buffalo Bills appointed Kathryn Smith last week.MC Barrett on how there are fewer women coaches in college basketball than a decade ago. By Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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Ionian inspirations

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Ionian Islands off the west coast of Greece – Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxos, Anti-Paxi and Kythira – are justly famous for their beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, charming villages and stunning natural beauty. This weekend, the Holiday and Travel Show taking place at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building, will be showcasing this unique Hellenic holiday destination. The expo will mark the first time Greece has participated in one of Australia’s most important tourism events, and is part of a major initiative to promote travel, trade and cultural connections between Australia and the Ionian region.last_img read more

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Ubuntu disponible en version 1010

first_imgUbuntu disponible en version 10.10États-Unis – La nouvelle version d’Ubuntu est disponible depuis hier. Plus simple, le système d’exploitation est équipé d’une plate-forme permettant d’acheter des applications.La version finale d’Ubuntu 10.10 a été publiée hier. Beaucoup de nouveautés sont apparues autour du noyau Linux 2.31, avec des thèmes, des écrans de démarrage et autres sons. “L’événement” de cette sortie est aussi la possibilité d’acheter désormais des applications en ligne via la plate-forme Ubuntu Software Center, offrant une orientation importante vers le cloud. Des programmes réservés aux mobiles sous Android et iPhone sont aussi prévus. Plusieurs patchs sont également disponibles afin d’améliorer l’aspect multitouch, que l’on retrouve aussi sur les netbooks. Le 11 octobre 2010 à 12:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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CRISPR Might Be Able to Cure Disease Without Changing Genes

first_img CRISPR-Modified Babies Cursed With Short LifespanAntidote to Deadly Box Jellyfish Venom Discovered CRISPR is our genetic superweapon. Derived from the cellular machinery of bacteria, Scientists have already started using it to fight everything from cancer to HIV. This mostly works by snipping out little bits of genetic code and replacing it with special sequences meant to correct errors in our genetic code. While that’s pretty freaking sweet on its own, it may yet cure more mundane diseases without actually cutting or splicing genes at all.In a new paper published in the journal Cell, researchers at the Salk Institute propose using CRISPR not to edit genes, but to turn them off and on instead.This comes on the heels of some questions that have been raised about CRISPR’s safety. There are some studies that suggest the technique sometimes makes mistakes, causing unpredictable (and possibly dangerous) changes to the genetic code. So far, no major alarm bells have gone off, and CRISPR has had plenty of successes, but when we’re mucking with the very code that makes us, it’s important to be safe about it. “The recent revolution in targeted gene-editing technologies has opened a new door for targeted precision medicine,” the study’s co-authors, Fumiyuki Hatanaka and Hsin-Kai Liao, told Gizmodo. “However, generating double-strand breaks has the risk of causing permanent, unwanted mutations. This concern is a hurdle to using CRISPR to treat humans.”This new technique leverages an evolving understanding of how the genomes work. For some time, a lot of emphasis was placed on the raw genetic code. That is, the letters representing base pairs that your cells read and use to make proteins. More recently, however, studies have focused on the effects of more complex pieces of the DNA as a whole molecule — how tightly it’s wound, whether genes are turned on or off at any given point and why. This is particularly helpful, because, as noted above, genes can be flipped much like switches. You don’t need to cut them out, necessarily. And cutting is risky — like with any machine, the more steps you introduce, the more things can go wrong. When CRISPR goes to work, it cuts through both strands of DNA, too, meaning that you need to be damned sure that you’re putting the right code back in, or you could end up with random gibberish in a critical spot. And that could mean that you die. Or get cancer. Or get cancer and die. Hatanaka and Liao’s method drops the snip-snip part of the procedure, and it’s already successfully been used on mice with diabetes, renal disease, and muscular dystrophy. All it took was flipping certain codes on or off as needed, and within short order, the test subjects improved dramatically. It’s a start, but a promising one that could yield dividends down the line. The entire field of genome editing is moving along at dizzying speed, and there’s strong potential in many of the techniques and tools researchers are developing now to cure many of humanity’s most pernicious diseases and potentially even stop aging or engineer totally new super-humans. We are indeed living in interesting times. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Ray Santiago On the End of Ash and the Future of Evil

first_imgStay on target Ash vs. Evil Dead was a beautiful, disgusting, hilarious and horrifying show that deserved a much bigger audience. With Bruce Campbell reprising the role of Ash Williams for what would turn out to be the last time, the show followed an aging has-been stumbling his way through a demonic assault on Earth. Along the way, he and his companions covered in blood, guts and pretty much any other fluid you can think of. If you haven’t been watching this show, you’ve been missing out. And hey, now’s the perfect time to fix that. With the first two seasons on Netflix and the third out on blu-ray and DVD today, you don’t even have to have a Starz subscription to see the whole thing.Though Bruce Campbell was the biggest star of the show, Ray Santiago’s Pablo is the heart. Over the course of three seasons, you get to watch him grow from a nervous, directionless kid into a full-fledged horror-action hero. Santiago talked to us about his character’s growth and how he looks back at the show now that it’s all over.“Overall, I’m just so happy that everybody sort of welcomed me into the franchise, and that Pablo made such an impact on the story,” he said. “He started as this naive loyal sidekick, and we got to really see him evolve and become his own hero. And in a weird way, it’s all because of him following Ash and idolizing this bogus guy.”Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago (Photo by Matt Klitscher/© 2016 Starz Entertainment, LLC)On the show, Pablo grows into a hero because he follows Ash. Things weren’t that different on set between Campbell and Santiago. The difference is real-life Campbell sounds like a much nicer guy than Ash. If you’ve ever seen Campbell speak in an interview or at a comic con, you know he always brings a show. His bombastic personality fills the stage, and it’s almost enough to make you believe he is Ash. When you work with him, Santiago says, that’s not so much the case.“Bruce tends to amp up the personality when he’s doing the cons and interviews. He is that way, but he’s also such a warm father figure, and such a great leader. He took such good care of us, and I learned so much from him,” he said. Campbell taught Santiago technical things, like how to hit his mark so the camera could pick up what he was doing, as well as some general acting advice. “Little things like if you’re not having fun, then you’re doing it wrong. I’m so glad I got to work with Bruce on this TV cult classic.”Santiago clearly loved being part of this show. He described filming with the rest of the cast and crew in New Zealand as feeling like being at camp. He learned not to take horror too seriously and, as we all did after the show’s sudden cancellation, that nothing good lasts forever. Playing a character like Pablo, and growing into a hero, also meant a lot to Santiago.Ray Santiago (© 2017 Starz Entertainment, LLC)“As a kid, I grew up watching horror films, and I wanted to be the person being chased by the monster, and I wanted to save the world from evil. On Ash vs. Evil Dead with Pablo, we got a chance to see me become my own superhero. As a latino actor, and Pablo being an illegal immigrant, we got to see… well, I feel like both of them are heroes in their own special way,” Santiago said. “I was really happy to have that, Pablo in general, having him out there so somebody who’s younger could turn to the show, as fun as it is, and see somewhat of a role model. See that it doesn’t matter where you come from, how naive or vulnerable you might be, you might be able to save the world one day. If you believe in yourself.”And that all comes after the show subjected Santiago to some pretty disgusting stuff. For him, nothing was quite as gross as something that happened all the way back in Season One. “I birthed demons out of my mouth,” he said.I’ll give you a second to let that image fully form in your head. Got it? Good, because Santiago went on to describe exactly what that scene entailed. “So… never in my life did I think I’d call my mom and say, ‘hey mom I just finished doing my birthing scene.’ But on Ash, we did. And the way that it went down, they were like ‘OK, sooo your mouth’s a portal for the demons, the baby demons, and we need you to put this in your mouth, and we need you to spit it out slowly.’ And I was like, ‘What? That was definitely not in my job description, but uh OK?”Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago (Photo via STARZ)Despite all the gross things that happened to him, Santiago says he had the most fun doing all of it. Including the time he was a Deadite and they took his fingers away. “It takes about an hour to put each hand on, so once they put those hands on, you’re not going to the bathroom,” he said. Santiago didn’t even get the worst of it. Though he feels like everyone got their share of blood and “gross torture” on the show, nothing really topped Bruce’s morgue scene in Season Two.“Bruce was covered in shit and cum, so you can’t really beat that, can you? I almost didn’t say it, but it’s the truth! You know what? Season two, shit happens and Season Three, we blew our load.”If you’ve seen the show, you know it has a very Army of Darkness-like ending. Spoilers from here on out, so be warned. Ash ends the season by waking up in a post-apocalyptic world. Sadly we won’t get to see what Season 4 would have done with it, but Santiago told me what he was envisioning. First of all, yes, Pablo is still alive. Santiago said IO was the second person to ask, and his first reaction is “Why wouldn’t he be?” He explained what he meant.“I think Pablo and Kelly are definitely still alive. I think what you saw was Bruce (Ash) has been taken to the future, but I still think that we exist in the present day or the past. What you would have seen in Season Four would have been the journey to get back to the same time zone. Whether it’s Bruce coming back to save us or us trying to find him,” he said.Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo (© 2017 Starz Entertainment, LLC)Santiago said we’d see Pablo trying to fill Ash’s role, which would have made for great TV. “I think there would have been two parallel universes going on. You would have seen Pablo leading the Ghost Beaters in his own way, trying to keep what Ash taught him alive and doing his own thing.” He also hinted at where the love story would go, which I’m always a sucker for. “And maybe you might have seen a little Pablo and Kelly baby with, like, Pablo hair and Kelly’s voice.” That would have most likely happened in the future timeline. Man, why did Starz have to deprive us of that?Their ideas for Season 4 got real weird too. If you wondered what Pablo would have looked like in the post-apocalypse, Santiago has an answer. “We had this idea of me in a glass case. It would just be my head and hair in a glass case. And I was like, ‘uhhhh… OK, that sounds fun.’”It’s not quite the post-apocalyptic Mad Max version of Pablo I envisioned, but when I mentioned that, Santiago appeared to have given the matter some thought as well. “We could have gone so many different ways. In the future when we see Bruce, he could get in his car, drive somewhere and then we’re there. And we could explain how we got there, so you might have seen a Mad Max version of Pablo.” Santiago even knows exactly what that would have looked like. “In my head, if that were to happen, I would have completely shaved my head and gone full blown warrior mode. Shed the young, innocent version of Pablo and be more, sort of, kick ass.”Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Arielle Carver-O’Neill (© 2017 Starz Entertainment, LLC)While the show is ending though, Santiago doesn’t necessarily think it’ll be the end for the Evil Dead franchise. “It’s been really nice to be part of a franchise that will live forever. It’s been 30-something years, and I think that we’ll, you never know, we’ll be wheeling Bruce out in 30 more years. You never know what will happen.”Though Bruce Campbell is retiring the character of Ash, that doesn’t mean the end of Evil Dead. As the excellent 2013 remake proved, Evil Dead can (and probably will) continue on without him. “[Bruce retiring Ash] doesn’t rule out Dana and I, and the Fede Alvarez version with all the people in the remake,” Santiago said. “You never know. I think what’s going on right now is basically what happens in the Evil Dead franchise all the time. Which is giving it some time to breathe and then something will definitely be coming your way soon enough. No one’s ever truly dead in this franchise, and the franchise itself is never truly dead. I would say keep your eyes open for another version of what you might want out there.”As far as a spinoff goes, it’s definitely a possibility. The show has been performing well on Netflix, and we know how much they like to bring back shows with dedicated cult followings. Santiago says Campbell, though he wouldn’t be in it, is all for the idea. Bruce has given us his blessing to move forward and do a spinoff if we want. I think right now, I’m working on another show and I’m working on two films. It’s nice to sort of do a different thing, but I do miss Pablo… If the offer came in for me to revive the Ghost Beaters on Netflix, I’d have a really hard time saying no,” he said.Ray Santiago (© 2017 Starz Entertainment, LLC)For now, you’ll be able to catch Santiago on a new Hulu show from horror production studio Blumhouse called Into the Dark. Santiago describes it as an anthology series where every episode is basically a horror movie, each one with a different cast. Santiago is one of the leads in the first episode which premiers October 5. Despite it being a very different character from Pablo, Santiago couldn’t help bringing some of his Evil Dead mindset with him.“I was on set and I was like, ‘We need more blood, this isn’t enough blood,’ and they were like, ‘this isn’t Evil Dead man,’ and I was like ‘yeah, but still we need more blood.’ So I’m still traumatized, and I’ve become very masochistic with blood,” he said.Ash vs. Evil Dead may be gone, but its spirit isn’t going away anytime soon. Season Three was the wildest season of a show that went all the way from the very beginning. If you missed out, or if you just want to watch it again, it’s available on Blu-Ray and DVD August 21. NYCC: The Family Grows in Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season ThreeChilling news from Ash Vs. Evil Dead at NYCC center_img Relive the family reunion of Ash and gang at last year’s NYCC. And Ash isn’t the only hit for STARZ, American Gods had a great first season. Read up on their first panel at NYCC with Ricky Whittle. 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Kodiak moves toward electric heat with planned hydro expansion

first_imgKodiak Island Borough projects manager Matt Gandel stands in front of two fuel oil boilers at the Kodiak middle school. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT)Kodiak is powered by almost 100 percent renewable energy through wind and hydro power. Most homes and businesses heat with fuel oil, but the local utility sees a shift to electric. To meet the growing demand, the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) is planning a new project to boost the energy potential of Kodiak’s hydroelectric reservoir.Listen nowKodiak Island Borough projects manager Matt Gandel stands in front of two fuel oil boilers at the Kodiak middle school that are taller than he is.“We replaced the boilers at Peterson [Elementary School] a few years ago. They’re probably half of this size, and you get the same kind of efficiency,” Gandel said.Gandel says the typical life of a boiler is between 20 and 30 years, and these ones are pushing 35 years old. He says they’ll switch out one of the boilers with an electric boiler in May.“The electric boiler that will be here is more sophisticated than these fuel boilers,” Gandel said.The Kodiak Electric Association is paying to install electric boilers in the middle school, high school and the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center as part of the expansion of its Terror Lake hydroelectric project.The expansion will catch snow melt and rain and transport it to the Terror Lake reservoir to increase its energy potential.When it’s complete in 2020, the diversion will produce excess power and KEA will direct the energy to public buildings.The utility struck a deal with the borough for a 10 percent discount on the excess hydropower for at least the first few years of the hydroelectric project expansion.KEA president and CEO Darron Scott says the agreement benefits the borough, the school district, and the utility.“We get to utilize our surplus power, the community gets to benefit from a lower cost of heating source, and we get to have cleaner air to boot,” Scott said.Scott sees electric heating as the future in Kodiak.Scott says a lot of new construction uses technology like electric boilers or heat pumps, which are now capable of functioning at even lower temperatures.“You don’t have the potential of an oil leak at your house, you don’t have as significant a maintenance on the electric systems as you do on the fuel oil systems, and you’re hopefully gonna be saving money and more consistent costs over time,” Scott said.Fuel prices rise and fall and Chris Rose, the executive director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project in Anchorage, says the market is unpredictable.“We have no control over the price of oil. Some kind of geopolitical event could occur and, all of a sudden, oil prices shoot over to $100 a barrel again,” Rose said.Rose says cities with lower electricity costs like Kodiak are good candidates for the transition to electric heat if the utility can handle the increased demand.KEA’s expansion of the hydroelectric facility will help Kodiak do just that in the long run.The diversion should boost the annual hydropower production by about 33 million kilowatt-hours, which is roughly 25 percent more energy.KEA plans to start construction in June.last_img read more

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Password retrieval in lost or stolen iPhonesiPads takes six minutes w Video

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A team of researchers has demonstrated how passwords in iPhones and iPads can be retrieved from a stolen or lost device in only six minutes, even if it is locked. The passwords can include access passwords for corporate networks. The demonstration showed the researchers were able to retrieve passwords in the keychain but not in other protection classes. They were able to access and decrypt passwords for Google Mail (as an MS Exchange account), voicemail, virtual private network (VPN), WiFi, some Apps, various MS Exchange accounts and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) accounts.The researchers said with the SIM card removed from the device they could also access email passwords and access codes for corporate WLANs and VPNs. Having access to email passwords gives the attacker even more passwords since many passwords are reset simply by requesting a reset and providing the email address. Screenshot of Proof of Concept approach with truncated Output of revealed Password Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) test laboratory in Germany have shown how someone who steals or finds an iPhone or iPad can use existing software to “jailbreak” the device and gain access to the command shell. A secure shell (SSH) server can then be installed to enable them to run their own software on the device. Both procedures can be carried out even if the device is locked.The attackers can then upload a script to the device to use the device’s own tools to give them access to the keychain, which is Apple’s password management system. The keychain entries can then be downloaded to the attacker’s computer.The attack is successful because in the current operating system in “i” devices (iOS) large parts of the file system are accessible even if the device is locked, and the cryptographic key is not protected by the passcode. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com The researchers recommended that anyone who loses an iOS device or has it stolen should immediately change all their passwords for all accounts, even those not stored in the iPhone or iPad. They also warned that similar or identical passwords to those the attackers might access on the device are especially vulnerable to hacking. They said that encryption is no protection because the encryption relies on the secret information that would be revealed by the attack.The attack is easy to conceal, and this means that devices left unattended even for just a few minutes could be vulnerable.center_img Credit: research paper (see link below) More information: www.sit.fraunhofer.de/en/Image … rds_tcm502-80443.pdf Germany warns of Apple security problem Citation: Password retrieval in lost or stolen iPhones/iPads takes six minutes (w/ Video) (2011, February 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-password-lost-stolen-iphonesipads-minutes.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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