Lukaku, Sanchez hunt Kane in late Golden Boot showdown

first_imgHarry Kane’s four-goal salvo on Thursday catapulted him to the top of the Premier League scorers charts, but hot on his heels are two players with contrasting styles who go head-to-head when Arsenal host Everton on the final day of the season on Sunday.Kane’s goals came as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Leicester City 6-1 to take his tally for the campaign to 26, one more than he managed as the Premier League’s leading marksman last season.That moved him past Everton forward Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, who if paper talk is to be believed could both be playing their final league matches for their respective clubs.Lukaku has 24 league goals this term, the most for Everton in a top-flight season since Gary Lineker struck 30 in 1985-86, but has not scored in his last four appearances.Sanchez’s recent burst of four goals in three games has lifted his total to 23, the best scoring season of his career.Belgian international Lukaku is big and powerful, and when in the mood bounces off defenders with rampaging runs. He has a rocket shot, but can also apply a deft touch and is a real threat in the air.Six of his 24 goals have been scored with his head, while he has also shown his proficiency with both feet as 11 strikes have been with his left and seven with his right.Those goals have come from 104 efforts on goal, hitting the back of the net with almost one in four efforts. He has also provided six assists.A criticism of his game has been his strike-rate against this season’s top six, with just three goals scored, two against Manchester City and one versus Tottenham.Everton will be keen to keep Sanchez off his right foot. Sixteen of his 23 goals have come with that foot, four with the left and three with his head.His game is built around creativity, guile and a high work-rate, and his versatility means he has been shifted around the pitch during a career in which he spent three seasons with Barcelona before signing for Arsenal in 2014.He has needed 125 shots for his goals this campaign, but has contributed 10 assists for his team.last_img read more

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French Open order of play on Monday

first_imgOrder of play on the showcourts on day nine of the French Open on Monday (all times GMT, prefix numbers denote seeding, all matches fourth round).Court Philippe Chatrier (play starts at 0900) 21-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) v 3-Simona Halep (Romania) followed by 1-Andy Murray (Britain) v Karen Khachanov (Russia) followed by 3-Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) v 15-Gael Monfils (France) followed by 28-Caroline Garcia (France) v Alize Cornet (France)Court Suzanne Lenglen (0900) 5-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) v Petra Martic (Croatia) followed by Fernando Verdasco (Spain) v 8-Kei Nishikori (Japan) followed by Kevin Anderson (South Africa) v 7-Marin Cilic (Croatia) followed by Veronica Cepede Royg (Paraguay) v 2-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)last_img

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Atkinson, Dacres top the field at RJRGLEANER Sports Awards

first_imgAlia Atkinson capped off a year of aquatic supremacy, by claiming her second consecutive RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sports Woman of the Year award, and her third overall, at Friday night’s ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus, which marked 2018’s sporting excellence. Discus thrower Fedrick Dacres outdistanced his rivals to take his first ever Sportsman of the Year award.  Atkinson broke her own record in the 50m breaststroke, when she set a time of 28.56 seconds at the FINA Swimming World Cup in October. She also claimed three CAC Games and three World Cup gold medals in 2018. Her sweep of trophies extended to the Gleaner Iconic Award, and the People’s Choice “Performance of the Year” Award for her world record swim. Atkinson was all smiles as she took to the stage each time to claim her trophies. In her acceptance speech, she said she envisions a day when athletes’ welfare improves, so more can bring hope and joy to the country. “I have faith in my vision for Jamaica’s sports,” Atkinson said. “Having a vision is not for the weak of heart. It takes faith to create goals because we are satisfied with the here and now.” There was a tie for the runner-up spot with triple jumper Kimberly Williams and shot-putter Danniel Thomas-Dodd sharing the honour, after both won gold at the Commonwealth Games and silver at the World Indoor Championships in their respective events. Dacres becomes only the second ever field event athlete to claim the Sportsman of the Year accolade. Three-time winner James Beckford, a long jumper, is the first. After breaking his own national record with a throw of 69.67m, Dacres’ year went from strength-to-strength, as he took Commonwealth Games gold, before taking the IAAF Diamond League trophy and NACAC gold in Toronto, Canada. Dacres, known for being a shy character, was very outspoken on the night. “I’ve invested a lot last year, being a student at UWI and in other areas,” Dacres said. “There would be no Fedrick Dacres with no strong background. I am a product of everyone who’s been behind me.” Sprint hurdler Ronald Levy was the runner-up in the male category after his Commonwealth Games gold medal success in the 110m hurdles.  The Chairman’s Award went to honorary FIDE vice president Ian Wilkinson, of chess fame, and footballer Jody Brown won the Victoria Mutual Y.O.U.T.H. Award. British High Commissioner to Jamaica and The Bahamas, Asif Ahmad, was the guest speaker at the event.last_img read more

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Crash prompts questions

first_imgSELMER, Tenn. – One day after a drag-racing car careened into a crowd and killed six people, witnesses questioned why the driver was allowed to speed down a multilane highway with no guard rails, lined on both sides by hundreds of spectators. “It ain’t really safe to do anything with drag cars on a city street,” said 19-year-old Garett Moore, who said he was about 15 feet away from the wreck, but was uninjured. “They shouldn’t have done it.” Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Browning said Sunday the six killed were in their teens or early 20s. The crash injured at least 18 others, including a 5-year-old boy, who were taken to hospitals in Tennessee and Mississippi. The crash happened Saturday during an “exhibition burnout” – when a drag racer spins his tires to make them heat up and smoke – at the Cars for Kids charity event in Selmer, located about 80 miles east of Memphis. Amateur video of the crash, broadcast on WMC-TV in Memphis, showed the car’s engine revving loudly before the vehicle sped down a highway. After a few hundred feet, the smoking car skidded off the road in front of a drive-in restaurant. Authorities identified the driver as pro drag racer Troy Warren Critchley, an Australian who is now based in Wylie, Texas. He suffered minor injuries and was taken by car to a nearby hospital for treatment, authorities said. There were no criminal charges against Critchley, Browning said. There was a guard rail along at least part of the highway, but not along the stretch where the crash occurred. Mourners placed small votive candles, flowers, teddy bears and a ceramic angel at the site. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Grocery talks making ‘minor progress’

first_imgGrocery negotiations have made “minor progress” since a union representing almost 70,000 clerks voted to authorize a strike, union and market officials said Friday. “The key will be if we continue to negotiate this weekend,” said Rick Icaza, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770. Brad Chase, a spokesman for Vons, Ralphs, and Albertsons said “both sides are cooperating fully.” Talks between the markets and the union since the vote Sunday have touched upon worker pensions, health care and salaries. But how these benefits will be funded has not been resolved, leaving a major hurdle ahead for negotiators. The two sides have been locked in contentious negotiations for six months. The original three-year contract expired March 5 and has been extended twice. It is renewed daily and either side may cancel it with 72 hours notice. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bargain signings! 12 star transfers picked up on the cheap

first_img 7. Matt Ritchie (Swindon Town – Bournemouth) – £400,000 – A tough start to his career with Portsmouth eventually saw him move on to Swindon Town where Paolo Di Canio rated him as worth £2m. Instead, he was sold to the Cherries for £400,000 (behind the the Italian’s back, he claims). With Bournemouth he’s continued his rise and is now a Premier League star with some inspiring displays for Eddie Howe’s men and a goal of the season contender, which he belted home on the volley against Sunderland. In football’s modern era, cash has been king in the Premier League, but now the tide is starting to turn.Every summer we still see players move clubs in multi-million pound moves like the ones made by Anthony Martial, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne during the last window.But now, with promoted sides like Leicester City, Watford and Bournemouth showing you don’t need mega-money to sign talented players, we’re starting to see more bargain buys England’s top-flight.So who are the best stars currently in the Premier League signed on the cheap? talkSPORT looked around the division for the best transfer since 2012 for under £5million, and ignoring free transfers.Click the right arrow above to find out who we picked out…Have we missed someone out? Let us know by commenting below… 3. Jamie Vardy (Fleetwood Town – Leicester City) – £1million – It’s hard to find things which haven’t already been said about the feisty free-scoring forward. Ready to run himself into the ground and blessed with a natural nose for a goal, Vardy is the star of the Premier League season so far. His pace frightens defences and his well-controlled temper allows him to be aggressive too. 8. Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona – Everton) – £4.2million – A delightful loan spell two seasons ago saw Deulofeu return to Barcelona and promoted to their first-team. Sadly, though, he was quickly shuffled out on loan to Sevilla where he didn’t have the desire impact and was named in Marca’s ‘worst team of the season’. Now, rejuvenated under Roberto Martinez he’s a star once again. His link up play with Romelu Lukaku is natural and devastating, while his pace and endearing work rate see him make something out of nothing on several occasions. 12 12. Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon – Tottenham) – £4million – click right to find out who else makes our top 12 – Spurs have landed a gem in the versatile 21-year-old. He spent last season at centre-back and right-back and proved a handy addition, but this year’s move to midfield has seen him become a key star for Mauricio Pochettino. Strong mentally and physically, Dier has spoken about the club losing their ‘Spursy’ tag and is winning fans over with ease. His pace, positioning and guile look out of place on such an imposing figure, while the goals he has got this season have been an added bonus. 11. Ayoze Perez (Tenerife – Newcastle United) – £1.7million – Some might have mocked the young Spaniard for swapping the sunny climes of Tenerife for the winter chill of Tyneside but he’s warmed the cockles of many Toon fans over the last season and a half. His winner against Spurs is only his fourth goal of the campaign but he’s likely to play a bigger role for Steve McClaren as the year rumbles on. 12 12 12 10. David Ospina (Nice – Arsenal) – £3million – His stock has fallen this season with a couple of mistakes marring his performances as Petr Cech’s understudy, but his form last year was key to the Gunners as they finished third in the Premier League. He claimed eight clean sheets in just 18 games in the league – the same amount as Hugo Lloris who played 25 matches, so he represents a bargain back-up to Petr Cech. 12 12 12 6. Jordon Ibe (Wycombe – Liverpool) – £750,000 – Jurgen Klopp clearly likes the youngster, who has played 20 times already for the Reds this season. He’s got bags of potential to go with his natural speed and his skill. If Klopp can mould him further, Liverpool will have a top winger for years to come. 12 4. Jack Butland (Birmingham City – Stoke) – £3.5million – Always highly-rated, Butland is now turning in performances which will have Joe Hart worried about losing the No.1 jersey fro England. The Potters star has kept the joint most clean sheets in the Premier League as well as the joint most saves, underlining his importance to Mark Hughes. No wonder Stoke allowed Asmir Begovic to leave for Chelsea. 5. Scott Dann (Blackburn – Crystal Palace) – £1.5million – Several team-mates and pundits are calling for the ex-Birmingham man to be handed an international call-up from Roy Hodgson following his fine form since his move to Selhurst Park. A leader at the back, Dann is part of a defence which has conceded just 15 goals this season, two less than Man City and seven less than Leicester City. 12 12 12 1. Riyad Mahrez (Le Havre – Leicester City) – £350,000 – Skilful, confident and daring, Mahrez’s role in the Foxes’ form is possibly more important than Vardy’s. He’s nabbed 11 goals and seven assists, making him one of the biggest threats in Europe’s top five leagues. The Algerian has dazzled and since joining in January 2014 and now he’s been able to add consistency to his game is a constant menace. 2. John Stones (Barnsley – Everton) – £3million – Signed by David Moyes back in 2013, bids of £20m, £26m and £30m all came in during the summer for Stones as Chelsea chased the starlet’s signature. The Toffees clung on for dear life and managed to retain his services and they’ve been rewarded as he continues to mature into a fine young ball-playing centre-back. Rumours of £40m offers are now rife but Roberto Martinez is likely to play hardball again. 9. Dele Alli (MK Dons – Tottenham) – £5million – Prior to the campaign’s start, it was assumed Dele Alli would be slowly integrated into the Spurs starting XI. Instead, from September onwards, he’s barely left the field and is exciting fans with his steely determination, his flair and his work ethic. An England cap has already been placed on his head, and he got a goal on his full debut too. Liverpool could regret not being brave enough to splash the £5m on him, especially given the youngster’s love for the club and Steven Gerrard. 12last_img read more

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CHP officer must pay for cost of transcripts

first_imgLOS ANGELES – A judge told a CHP sergeant Friday that she will have to pay the $3,800 cost to transcribe statements from 18 officers interviewed about her sexual assault and harassment claims against a supervisor. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen I. Bendix said the cost estimate provided by a transcribing company is reasonable and she rejected Donna L. Distelrath’s request that the state be billed for the costs. “I’m not going to make them pay for it,” Bendix said. “I’m surprised it was that cheap.” Distelrath sued the state, CHP and fellow Sgt. Wayne Brooks in May 2004. She alleged that Brooks, her mentor in the Office of Dignitary Protection unit, harassed her from December 2001 to March 2003. But Bendix said the audiotapes and summaries could be important to Behling when she cross-examines the officers during the trial, if their testimony is inconsistent with what they said earlier. Distelrath has been on leave from the CHP since 2003, and Brooks is still on the job, Behling said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe interviews of the other CHP officers were part of a lengthy internal investigation that determined that Distelrath’s claims were unsubstantiated, according to court papers filed by Deputy State Attorney General Nancy G. James, who is representing the law enforcement agency in the case. Bendix said that if Distelrath’s transcription expenses later turn out to be more than $3,800, she and the state should consider sharing the costs. Bendix set an Oct. 4 hearing to review the transcripts and decide which statements Distelrath and her lawyer, Jeanne Behling, can use during the trial. The officers’ statements sought by Distelrath and Behling are part of Brooks’ personnel file. Access requires a court order because of special confidentiality protections given peace officers under state law. James has argued the officers’ statements are not relevant to the case because none witnessed any alleged misconduct by Brooks toward Distelrath. last_img read more

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Introduction to the Real-Time Web

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Make Google Real-Time With Twitter Search Add-onThe best way to understand the value of real-time information delivery may be to experience it yourself, and one of the easiest ways to do that is with Mark Carey’s “Twitter on Google Search Results Pages” plugin. It’s hot stuff and has honestly changed the way all of us here at ReadWriteWeb use Google more than anything else has in a long time. See also: Five Sites That Let You Experience the Real-Time Web TodayFriendFeed Opens the Floodgates with Real-Time UpdatesTweetMeme Live: See What’s Big on Twitter Right Now – TweetMeme is one of the most innovative players in real-time technology today and is a must-watch startup.OneRiot Launches Alternative Twitter Search Engine – OneRiot just starting to do something that Google will no doubt aim to do as well: deep search into links shared across the real-time web (including outside of Twitter). Twitter worked with OneRiot to enable this new product launch.Surchur Relaunches Their “Dashboard to the Now”Real-Time News: PubSub Gets Ready for a ComebackBig Picture: What It All Means for Our FutureFaster – Why Constant Stress Is Part of Our FutureIn April 2008, ReadWriteWeb guest author Alex Iskold examined why the real-time web is inevitable and what it means for all of us. Just another of Alex’s many mind-expanding articles over the years.See also:Three Models of Value in the Real-Time Web – Our discussion of how the real-time web will be leveraged by individuals and web services. Baynote: Does Focusing on Real-Time Behavior Trump Amazon’s Technology? – Recommendation engine Baynote believes it can move the economic needle with its real-time technology.Other Resources Off-SiteWe’ve written about the real-time web a lot, but these are some of our favorite resources written by other people.Le Web ’09 – this year’s theme is… the real-time web. So watch that space.Activity Streams Discussion Group – Though not explicitly focused on real time, this community movement to build a standard data format for delivering user activity streams from site to site is very related.Mining the Thought Stream – Erick Schonfeld discusses the huge potential of sentiment tracking and topic search from real-time streams like Twitter. If you enjoy that, you might enjoy our post written two weeks earlier, How a Facebook Sentiment Engine Could be Huge.Those are some of our favorite resources on this important topic. We’d love to learn about more from readers. Good luck to us all in the coming real-time web!Title photo: Listen to BREAKING ATOMS on KZSC, Creative Commons by Flickr user Heart of Oak. Real-time information delivery is fast emerging as one of the most important elements of our online experience. No more waiting for the Pony Express to deliver a parcel cross-country, no more waiting for web services to communicate from one polling instance to another. This is information being available to you at nearly the moment it’s produced, whether you’re watching for it or not.Just this afternoon, Google declared real-time search to be one of the biggest unsolved challenges it faces. This morning the NYTimes put a link to a new real-time view of all its news stories on the front page of its site. Last night Facebook announced a new feature that will let users be notified instantly when their friends interact with media related to themselves on the site. This is big stuff, but what does it all mean? We offer below a collection of readings on the real-time web. Give these articles some time and you’ll have a solid foundation to understand, discuss and act on this emerging paradigm.“Instant Messaging” as the Foundation of the Future of the WebCould Instant Messaging (XMPP) Power the Future of Online Communication?In January of 2008 we looked at enterprise collaboration suite Jive Software and the company’s belief that the Instant Messaging technology XMPP could serve as a foundation for the future of a real-time web. In that article we explained that just like AJAX has made web pages instantly responsive to clicks, without having to request a whole new web page from the server, an IM-style web could radically speed up collaboration online. If implemented well, it could make for a much more pleasing user experience, too: who would want to go back to a web without the responsive web pages that AJAX has enabled? Jive pointed to a number of examples of companies using the open-source real-time technology XMPP, including Tivo. See also: The Man Who Made Gmail Says Real-Time Conversation Is What’s NextSeesmic + Twhirl Is a Vision of the Web’s FutureSorry Google, You Missed the Real-Time WebExperience it for Yourself Tags:#Features#Real-Time Web#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Technology: Ten Technologies that Will Impact Business in 2014

first_imgGartner has released a list of strategic technologies that they feel will have the biggest impact on businesses in 2014.Converging Forces David Cearley, Gartner futurist, said that “we have identified the top 10 technologies that companies should factor into their strategic planning processes. This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the listed technologies, but companies should look to make deliberate decisions about them during the next two years.” Derivative Impact Mobile Device Diversity and ManagementMobile Apps and ApplicationsThe Internet of EverythingHybrid Cloud and IT as Service Broker Future Disruption Smart Machines3-D Printing Cloud/Client ArchitectureThe Era of Personal CloudSoftware-Defined AnythingWeb-Scale ITlast_img

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Bring out the cake and candle – 1 year anniversary is here!

first_img Started a Radio show on blogtalkradio – check it out (even on itunes) Had great participation across the board – HW(OEM), SW(ISV), YOU, Intel, etc.. Started a few sub zones that are really helping – microsoft, activation, and our latest SMB Talk. Implemented an ask the experts section, however we used as a single thread and now it’s hard to find past solutions/fixes – (yes this is being fixed) We published over a dozen tools and then didn’t call them free tools and then we pulled one down that folks really cared about (yes it’s almost fixed for those that know what I am referring to) Partnered with Myitforum.com and started using resources/wiki’s for key events (Manage fusion, Microsoft mgmt summit) We started a contest and made it to hard to participate – (we took the feedback and will try something soon that is easier to participate) We haven’t created a points system yet to showcase who’s really answering all the questions and if the answers are good one’s. (reputation system or something of that nature). What does this all mean, we still have more work to do to make this community better. I’m committed to making this an awesome community, focused on you and how to make your life easier with vPro. Keep coming back and spreading the word to friends.I also want to recognize the great community for giving me input on how to make this better over the year and I want to hear more over the next year on what we can do to make this a better community, increased functionality, richer video, tools, etc. If you have input on what you would like to see, what we can improve, what we should stop doing, etc.. please drop me a line by either blogging me back here, or just send me an email – josh@intel.com. Or if you have product input that is always welcome, for example, on features we should have in the ME (manageability engine) or Software to leverage our silicon. So.. what’s next? I can tell you that I have been planning, thinking, waiting for September 22nd for the last 2 month’s, I can’t say much, but I can say you will want to be on the vPro Expert Center that day and check out something very exciting. (if I say any more I’ll get the PR/Mktg teams yelling at me).. I can say that we will have more video’s, more quick start guides and more focus on CIRA (FAst call for help) coming out soon as the HW starts to show up and we can show real life scenario’s with rich detail. We are also going to spend more time focused on how to fast track a few use cases, like Going Green with vPro, Remote Repair, & Patching @ Night. After hearing this discussed the last month I believe the community with see value in the output here. I would also like to give kudos to a # of community peers both inside & outside of Intel that have shared their wisdom, data, approaches and even video editing skills to help me start this community. I think we’ve only just begun and I am personally looking forward to the road ahead. please give me a shout out to tell me what you think of the community.. Josh HCommunity Manager – vPro Expert Center read more

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