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Man Utd face Spurs, Chelsea take on Saints in FA Cup semis

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United and Tottenham will clash in a potentially thrilling FA Cup semi-final, while troubled Chelsea take on Southampton in the other last four clash at Wembley.Desperate to win a trophy to rescue a frustrating campaign, United advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday.Tottenham won 3-0 at Swansea to book their second successive appearance in the last four.Chelsea, beaten by Arsenal in the final last May, are eyeing a return to the title match after winning 2-1 at Leicester on Sunday. But Spain winger Pedro won it for Chelsea in the 105th minute when he punished Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s misjudged attempt to punch clear.Pedro got to the ball before Schmeichel and met N’Golo Kante’s cross with a header that looped into the empty net.The victory kept alive Chelsea’s last remaining hope of winning silverware at the end of a difficult season.Chelsea had lost three of their past four matches to fall behind in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League as well as bowing out of the Champions League against Barcelona. Alvaro Morata ended a personal goal drought stretching back to December 26 as the Spain forward put Chelsea ahead with a clinical finish in the 42nd minute.Leicester striker Jamie Vardy poked home from close range in the 75th minute to send the quarter-final into extra time.center_img “I think Leicester played very well, but it was important for us to win,” Chelsea midfielder Kante said.“It is the only title we can have this season and we have to fight to the end.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Order of the Arrow Recipients

first_imgScoutmaster Rick Hough and five Little Silver Troop 126 Scouts were inducted June 1 into the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s Honor Society. Those considered for membership must be at least First Class rank, have extensive camping experience and have demonstrated superior scouting ideals. The Order of the Arrow recognizes Scouts and adult leaders who best exemplify the Scout oath and law in their daily lives, according to the Boy Scouts of America. After being “called-out” as chosen candidates in a formal ceremony, the Scouts participated in Na Tsi Hi Lodge 71’s Spring Powwow at Forestburg Scout Reservation in New York State. A total of 150 Order of the Arrow candidates and members worked on various service projects to improve the reservation for the upcoming summer camp program. For information regarding Troop 126 visit sites.google.com/site/njtroop126/home Pictured from left to right are Scoutmaster Rick Hough, Brendan Larkin, Richard Kane, Robert Duncan, Sam Gregg, and Danny Maguire.last_img read more

Yeng Guiao ‘confident, happy’ with Gilas roster ahead of final Fiba qualifying window

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Romero Duno to fight in Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs undercard Head coach Yeng Guiao also has the tough task of leading the national team into the enemy territories of Qatar and Kazakhstan for their last games but the fiery head coach is unconcerned of the difficult order.“I’m confident and I’m happy with this group of guys,” said Guiao after Gilas’ 100-82 win over Meralco in a tune-up game Friday before their trip.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGuiao added that he’s proud of what naturalized center Andray Blatche had done to be in top physical shape for the coming window.“They’ve shown their commitment, they’ve shown their abilities, and I’m happy with the development with Andray Blatche. He came in ready and he was in a lot better shape than when he first came in for the previous windows. So that’s the best sign.” LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas are on a tough bind in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers with the team sitting at the fourth place of Group F and needing to win their last two games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Blatche managed to get familiarized with Guiao’s system early February when he arrived in the Philippines to make his intentions known that he would play with Gilas in the team’s final two games of the qualifiers.The Philippines holds a 5-5 record and will have to overtake Lebanon, which holds a 6-4 card in the fourth seed of Group E, to get the final Asian slot for the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in China.Blatche, though, is back in the Chinese Basketball League but will rejoin the team in Doha for the game against the Qataris on Feb. 21.“I didn’t see any problems when he was here on or off the court, he’s somebody who understands the game really well and who loves his teammates and that’s a really good foundation to build from.”Blatche will play for Guiao for the first time in his career after the latter replaced former Gilas head coach Chot Reyes in September of 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Africa, EU Lag in ATT Implementation

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that African leaders and their European counterparts are not doing much about implementing the Arms Trade Treaty, (ATT) since its adoption by the United Nations (UN).Speaking at the opening of the 4th Europe-Africa Summit in Brussels, Belgium, President Sirleaf said that though the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty is a giant achievement, both the EU and Africa are lagging in the robust implementation of the treaty; that, she said, calls for more effective EU-Africa cooperation to achieve the objective of the treaty.The Liberian leader was speaking as one of 54 African and 28 European leaders attending the two-day summit on Arms Trade.According to a dispatch from the Belgium and European Union (EU) Capital, Brussels, during the working session on peace and security, the Liberian leader used the opportunity to call for more robust, honest, and concerted efforts to stop the proliferation of small arms in Africa—a situation that the Arms Trade Treaty will definitely address upon coming into force.The 193-members UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the ATT in New York, about a year ago. The treaty aims to regulate the $85 billion arms-industry and to keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers and criminals. It also aims to set a standards for all cross-border transfers of conventional weapons ranging from small firearms to tanks and attack helicopters.The Liberian leader emphasized that while conflict resolution efforts are worth commending, both the EU and Africa need to focus more attention on conflict prevention, highlighting the Liberian experience during its years of crisis and the huge negative toll it had on the society.President Sirleaf also spoke about unemployment as a challenge on both continents; urging that youth unemployment be put on the front burner. “Youth unemployment is a threat to peace and security, especially in states that are post-conflict fragile,” she pointed out.She said the sub-region is very grateful for the initiatives of the regional institutions, ECOWAS and the African Union, supported by the European Union and the United Nations to restore constitutional order in several African countries as “conflict in one country is conflict in all; conversely peace in one country engenders peace in all.”Meanwhile when entered into force, the ATT would create binding requirements for states to review cross-border contracts, to ensure that weapons will not be used in human rights abuses, terrorism, violations of humanitarian law, or organized crime.It took a major step forward on its eventual entry into force on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, as 18 countries, including five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters, delivered proof of its ratification to the UN.The treaty will enter into force once 50 countries have presented proof of ratification to the United Nations. With the latest 18 countries, there are now 31 ratifications out of 118 signatories, or 19 short of the number needed for the treaty to take effect.Also speaking at the summit, Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is the current president of the African Union, (AU) stressed the need for reinforcing the economic and commercial cooperation between the two continents, while calling for more coordination in the security field, notably in the region of the Sahel so to reduce terrorist threat.UN Secretary General Ban Kin Moon, for his part, said that Europe and Africa share proximity and history,” Mr. Ban said, “ideas and ideals, trade and technology,” adding, “You are tied together by the ebb and flow of people.The UN Boss noted that migration presents policy challenges, but also represents an opportunity to enhance human development. Promote decent work and strengthen collaboration.He urged both continents to stay true to universal values and not to succumb to opportunists who seek to divide societies and exploit fears for political gain. “Across the range of challenges, solidarity must be our guide. Let us draw on the collective force of the people of Africa, Europe and the world–and build a life of dignity for all.”The European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy noted that as the theme “Investing in people, prosperity, and peace” suggests, it relates to people’s everyday concerns – safety and security, job prospects, and their future, as families and individuals.“All should be able to live free from fear and all should share the possibility of prospering where they live,” he emphasized, warning that it is now for leaders to signal the strategic direction for the partnership, to set priorities for the future, and to confirm its commitment to delivering them.President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barraso, reiterated that the EU partnership with Africa is a partnership based on mutual respect and a partnership of equals. “Our partnership with Africa, like with any other partner, is constructed as a bridge and not as a barrier to more global cooperation. For us the era of spheres of influence should be over. We need to replace it by wider circles of convergence,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Photographer’s murder trial continues as Police officer testifies

first_imgPhotographer Rayan Carter, of 575 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, appeared yesterday before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman as the Preliminary Inquiry continued into the murder of Kaneville resident Ishwar Ramanah on January 13th, 2018.Carter, 22, was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge, and isMurder accused Rayan Carter                Dead: Ishwar Ramanahexpected to return to court later this month.The facts presented to the court indicated that Carter was remanded to prison after being charged with the death of the machine operator, who was fatally shot during a robbery at his home in January last.Ramanah, called ‘Jack,’ of 624 Macaw Drive, Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, was shot in the abdomen during the robbery, which occurred around 12.10 am on December 13th, 2017.The attack was carried out by two gunmen who invaded his home and robbed him of a $40,000 gold chain.Ramanah had been rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was treated before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH). He underwent surgery, and had been admitted as a patient of the Intensive Care Unit of the GPHC, where he succumbed.last_img read more

Messi, Rakitic light up Wembley as stylish Barca sink Spurs

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the third goal against Tottenham© AFP Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 3 – Lionel Messi’s Wembley masterclass and a sublime strike from Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona back in the groove as they clinched a pulsating 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday.Ernesto Valverde’s side arrived in London for the Champions League Group B tie amid a mini-crisis after failing to win their last three La Liga games. But the Spanish champions have fond memories of the English national stadium, where they won the European Cup in 1992 and 2011, and they were revitalised by the sight of the iconic venue.Aided by a rush of blood from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Barcelona went ahead after only 92 seconds as Philippe Coutinho scored their quickest Champions League goal since 2005.Rakitic stole the spotlight midway through the first half when the Croatia midfielder struck with a thunderous half-volley.In a dramatic second half, Tottenham’s Harry Kane reduced the deficit before the majestic Messi added Barcelona’s third.Erik Lamela’s deflected strike kept Tottenham in the hunt, but Messi capped a mesmerising performance in the final moments to give Barca a second successive group-stage victory as they emerged from their recent struggles.Tottenham are in danger of crashing out at the group stage for the second time in three years.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost both of their group matches after a 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan in their opener.They head to PSV Eindhoven for their next European fixture on October 24 knowing a win is essential as they already trail Barca and Inter by six points.It took Messi less than two minutes to show reports of Barca’s demise were greatly exaggerated.Taking possession on the halfway line, Messi was pressured by Son Heung-Min, but his devastating response was simply sublime.Messi twisted away from Son as if swatting away an annoying fly, then unfurled a perfectly-weighted pass that picked out Jordi Alba’s run behind Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier.Alba alertly picked out Coutinho on the edge on the penalty area and, with Lloris having needlessly rushed off his line, the former Liverpool forward was able to fire into the empty net.It was a bad mistake by Lloris in the French World Cup winner’s first appearance since August after a torrid period marred by a thigh injury and his arrest for drink-driving.– Messi magic –Tottenham were decimated by injuries to Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele and it took 25 minutes before they finally had a shot when Kane brought a routine save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen.That was only a brief respite for Tottenham as Valverde’s team doubled their lead in the 28th minute.Once again the creation and execution were breath-taking.Messi clipped a pass to Luis Suarez before Coutinho smartly hooked the ball back from the touchline to the edge of the area, where Rakitic launched himself into the air for an agile half-volley that flashed past Lloris.Messi was toying with Tottenham and it seemed only a matter of how many Barcelona would win by when he glided away for a shot that struck a post early in the second half.Spellbound by Messi’s magic, Tottenham backed off again moments later as the striker hit the woodwork for a second time.Yet Kane gave Tottenham a lifeline when the England forward netted against the run of play in the 52nd minute.Powering into the Barca area with intent, Kane side-stepped Nelson Semedo and planted a powerful low strike into the far corner for his 10th goal in 12 Champions League appearances.Messi had the perfect response in the 56th minute when he cantered onto Alba’s pass and side-footed past Lloris.Tottenham refused to surrender and Lamela set up a tense finale when his 66th minute shot deflected off Clement Lenglet and flew past ter Stegen.But Messi had the last word when he slotted home from Alba’s cross to ease Barca’s nerves in the 90th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The State Of The Word Processor: HTML Compatibility

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#Google Apps#Microsoft Office#Product Reviews#productivity Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… This one was built using Google Docs: If nothing else, these results should make it clear that while word processors have indeed come a long way, we are still far from being able to expect consistent, repeatable, compatible performance from the various choices on the market. I plan to look at more aspects of the modern word processor in upcoming articles. In the meantime, it’s almost enough to restrict all your writing to Twitter. The final one was developed using Libre Office: I was disappointed but not surprised to see the wide spread of image sizes in the printed results. Despite 20 years of word processor progress, you can’t assume that your word processor will consistently print documents or create Web pages that look the way you want them to. Apparently, some modern word processors assume that they know more about what you want to create than you do.(You may also have noticed that the table lists only nine software packages. Draft, a cloud-based tool described as “version control for writing” is not designed to print directly. It uses Jon Gruber’s Markdown language. I was able to print my Draft document by using a neat $3.99 Mac utility called Marked. For the record the image in the Draft document printed out at 4 inches by 7 inches.)And that’s just the image size. Trying to use a word processor to create a complete Web page led to even more inconsistent results – with image size and placement all over the map.Three tries with Word 2013 and I could only create a website with no image. It also took three tries before OpenOffice created a website. Word 365 could only create an iFrame, which is certainly not what I wanted. Pages on the Mac no longer even has an option for HTML. Perhaps just as bad, even the ones that were able to create Web pages came up with ones that look wildly different, as you can see in the four screenshots below. This one was created with Draft: The third was produced using Microsoft Office 365:center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts How We Tested Them: Step OneFor many years computer users battled to be able to send a file from one computer platform to another and get something that could be read and used. The good news is that compatibility has gotten much better. Mostly you can make that happen today.In preparing for this article, I sent by email an article containing that I wrote in OpenOffice Writer running on Windows 8 to my wife’s Windows 7 computer. With only the slightest hesitation, her Office 2007 Word opened the file – including a picture. I then saved and emailed that file to my Mac mini running OSX Moutain Lion. Office 2011 on the Mac opened the file without any problems. QuickWord running on my original Kindle Fire also opened the file without any challenges. To finish the quick test, I opened the same file using Google Docs on Firefox running on Xubuntu Linux.Successfully moving that file moving through all those different platforms shows how well things can go, but it is not always that easy. Including some of the newer uses of word processors – such as creating Web pages and PDFs – things can get a little more complicated.More-Comprehensive TestsTo look deeper, I decided to test 10 word processors’ ability to create Web pages and work with HTML.My first test involved typing a ~250-word document using each software package. (I avoided copying and pasting to make sure that I did not introduce extraneous characters. Those extra characters can wreak havoc with how well a word processor converts a document into a simple Web page.) Next, I inserted a JPEG image with a width of 1600 pixels. Finally I created a numbered table with six items and printed each document on my HP6100 Photosmart printer (purchased in the Fall of 2006).The first test was designed to see the results someone who is not an expert in the software could expect without trying to adjust image size. The results were not pretty. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Word processing has come a long way since helping to drive the adoption of personal computers in the early 1980s. For writers, even early word processors offered amazing gains in productivity. I started using AppleWriter II on an Apple II+ in the summer of 1982. The switch from an electric typewriter cut my newsletter production time from five days to less than a day.My first word processor could not even display lower case letters on the screen. You had to use the control keys to move the cursor around the. To get bold or italic type on a printer you had to insert control characters in the text. In 1984, the Macintosh’s bit-mapped screen revolutionized word processing with WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) displays. Then came PostScript and laser printers.From WordStar, WordPerfect, and Word to MacWrite there have always been plenty of word processing choices.Word Processing Has ChangedBut a lot has changed since those days. Word processors are no longer as central to the computing experience. These days, many people rarely use dedicated word processing software. Some have decided that the text-processing capabilities of their email clients give them everything they need. Others have gone even further and rarely write anything longer than a text message or a tweet – much less anything that needs to be printed and formatted.However, there are still good reasons to use word processing software. Email and texting are poor places to archive your thoughts. Sometimes you need to create polished, professional documents –in print or online, with complex formatting and fonts. Good word processing software lets you do that, but I wanted to see how well today’s word processors stack up to the new challenges of creating printed and online documents across multiple formats and platforms. david sobottalast_img read more

10 months ago​Boussouma potential excites Brighton boss Hughton

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first_img​Boussouma potential excites Brighton boss Hughtonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Chris Hughton is excited at the potential of Yves Bissouma.The Mali midfielder is already impressing for the Premier League side, scoring a long range goal in the FA Cup against Bournemouth.And Hughton believes that when his English improves, he will be fully integrated into the squad.Hughton told The Argus: “He is still learning. He is a wonderful talent, probably one of the most talented players that we’ve had here.”But it’s just about nurturing that one. He is still young, he is still learning the language and he will get better.”I hope so. The game, particularly in the position he plays, is about a lot of aspects and you have got to do enough of those aspects well.”At the moment he is still developing. I think once he gets a good grasp of the language he’ll improve.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoRobertson hails manner of Liverpool win at Brighton

first_imgRobertson hails manner of Liverpool win at Brightonby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson hailed the manner of their 1-0 win at Brighton.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp dubbed it their “most mature performance”.And Robertson agrees, “Whoever wins the league will look back on some games and go, ‘Do you know what? We probably weren’t at our best there. That was probably one that helped us turn one point into three or zero into one.“If we manage to do it, I’m sure we’ll look back on this game as one of them. It’s the winning mentality and finding a way. That’s what we did. That’s what all the teams are doing now. City haven’t played their best but have been winning games and Tottenham have done the same. “People can overreact when you go that long without the first defeat, but we all stayed calm. We knew what we had to do.“We knew how long this run-in was going to be, and that the chances of us being unbeaten this season were very hard. But we were still four points clear after Man City and now we go to seven again. Obviously they have the game in hand but we’ve got the points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Got Drew Brees To Stop By His Daughter’s Career Day Wednesday Morning

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)As a child, I don’t remember ever being that enthralled about Career Day – even though it meant the cancellation of normal classes. But if Michigan’s head coach had shown up to talk college football, perhaps I’d have a different opinion.Wednesday morning, Harbaugh attended his daughter Addison’s Career Day, and brought along a friend. Harbaugh was able to get New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees to stop by too – presumably to talk about the art of being a professional signal-caller.It looks like the kids all received Michigan hats as well. Pretty cool.Thanks to @drewbrees for stopping by my daughter Addie’s Career Day this morning. pic.twitter.com/tPVPd8NEI5— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 13, 2016Perhaps a future Wolverines star is in the bunch.last_img read more