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Jamaicans ready despite limited time – Wilson

first_img The final of the women 4x200m relays (9:21 p.m.) as well as men 4x100m (9:36 p.m.) relays will be contested later in the night after the heats. Jamaica will also be in action in the heats of the men and women 4x400m relay. The women will have Kenya, Botswana, Poland and Germany for company in their 8:57 p.m. heat while the male team will face Brazil, Venezuela, Czech Republic, Kenya and Botswana in their 9:36 p.m. heat. Javon Francis will lead the men 4x400m team and will be joined by Demish Gaye, Steven Gayle and Peter Matthews. Jamaica’s female 4x400m team have retained two members from the team that won the silver at the last championships, in Christine Day and Stephenie-Ann McPherson. The other members of the team are Verone Chambers, Shericka Jackson, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Janieve Russell. FINALS AT NIGHT NASSAU, Bahamas: Despite managing just a single training session with the entire Jamaican contingent ahead of today’s start of the third IAAF World Relays, technical director Maurice Wilson remains confident that the island’s athletes will deliver a powerful showing beginning with today’s opening day of action. Wilson, who will be counting on established stars such as Elaine Thompson, Yohan Blake, Warren Weir, Nickel Ashmeade, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson, as well as a battalion of upcoming athletes, noted that the focus in the build-up was to use the limited time to iron out any baton exchange rust as the Jamaicans look to get closer to the USA after second-place finishes at the previous staging. “The time span for training was extremely limited, and so we basically tried to have the athletes get an easy workout and we tried to do some exchanges, but it was very difficult in such a short space of time,” said Wilson after yesterday’s training session. The bulk of the team arrived in Nassau on Thursday evening, which meant that yesterday’s training session, which took place adjacent to the championships venue – the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium was the first one, which involved the entire unit. Meanwhile, Jamaica will be aiming to better their second-place finish at the championships in the 2015, this after they tallied 46 points behind the winners United States, who won the championships with 63 points. A lot will be expected from Blake and Thompson, who are two of the most senior athletes on the team. This follows the absence of sprint superstars Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell along with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown. Blake will lead Jamaica’s 4x100m quartet, which includes Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jevaughn Minzie, Everton Clarke and Nickel Ashmeade. The team finished second behind the United States in 2015, with the throat-slashing celebration gesture from Ryan Bailey afterwards proving as memorable as the race itself. However, despite the absence of Bolt and Powell, Blake said he was confident the team will do well. “We are not worried about anybody because on the day we will be ready because as long as I get the baton in touching distance, then we are good to go,” said Blake. The Jamaicans will start in lane four in the opening men’s 4x100m heat at 7:59 p.m. tonight, with Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago expected to keep the Jamaicans honest. The real test will come from defending champions USA, who will be counting on former Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin and Mike Rodgers. Thompson will lead Jamaica’s charge for the gold in the women’s 4x200m, which will see the heats being the first event on the track today. Jamaica will line up in lane 4 in the second of two heats, set to face the starter at 7:46 p.m. The Olympic 100m and 200m champion will be joined by the improving Sasherlee Forbes, Shericka Jackson and the experienced Jura Levy and Anastacia Le-Roy, as they seek to take away the gold medal from Nigeria.last_img read more

Massimo Cellino cleared for Elland Road return THIS season

first_imgMassimo Cellino has been cleared to attend Leeds United’s final game of the season.The controversial Italian businessman has been banned from running the Championship club since January 23 after losing his appeal against the Football League’s decision to disqualify him.The League ruled Cellino had failed its owners and directors test after he had been found guilty of failing to pay import tax in his homeland on a yacht.Cellino’s ban from having any influence at Leeds does not expire until May 3, the day after their final game against Rotherham, but the club’s request for him to watch the match has been granted.It is unclear, however, whether the 58-year-old will return to Elland Road to watch the game or attend the club’s annual awards ceremony on Saturday night, for which he has also been given permission.When asked if he would be at the game, he told Yorkshire Evening Post: “I don’t know. I haven’t decided.“The Football League say I’m allowed to go but I don’t know what I’ll do.“I need a clear head and I need to start again with everything next week. I’m not decided.” Massimo Cellino 1last_img read more


first_imgHugh Gallagher’s name is engraved on the marker at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, memorializing pioneer priests buried at Calvary Cemetery in San Francisco and moved to Holy Cross in 1939.A PRIEST has appealed for help in tracing relatives of a fellow Donegal cleric who was a ‘giant’ of the Catholic Church in America.Father Hugh P Gallagher left Killygordon in 1837 and went on to have a remarkable life in the United States. Monsignor Francis A Carbine has already travelled to Donegal in a bid to find relatives of Fr Gallagher but without any success.Now he’s hoping a genealogy expert or someone from the Gallagher clan here can finally trace long lost relatives.“It would be great if someone could make a connection to a wonderful man who did so much for ordinary people here in the 19th century,” Msgr Carbine told Donegal Daily.Here’s a piece written by Msgr Carbine on Fr Gallagher: Father Hugh P. Gallagher: A story of miles, miners & mulesBy Msgr. Francis A. CarbineTHE village of Killygordon, County Donegal, Ireland, today has a population of 600 persons. St. Patrick Church, Crossroads, is a half-mile away. The village has no post office, and only one pub, McBride’s.The Gaelic name Killygordon means “the woods of the parsnips.”However, from Killygordon came Hugh P. Gallagher, a priest who would achieve the stature of a giant in the American Catholic Church. He was born in 1815 and died in San Francisco in 1882. He sailed from Ireland in 1837, and entered St. Charles Seminary, Philadelphia, where he was promptly assigned to teach Latin and Greek.Ordained in 1840 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Philadelphia, Father Hugh, as he preferred to be called, began a commitment that spanned 42 years. He left behind him churches, missions, newspapers, orphanages, schools, hospitals and a hospice for women. It has been said “when it came to God’s glory, for him there was no such word as ‘fail.’” His first assignment was St. Patrick Parish, Pottsville, Pa. Here, with great success, he encouraged parishioners to “take the pledge” against alcohol. The following year he was appointed a circuit rider in Western Pennsylvania where he traveled “trackless roads over snow-covered hills.”In 1844, the bishop of the newly founded Diocese of Pittsburgh (1842) opened a theological seminary. Who better to serve as rector, professor and administrator than busy Father Gallagher?In the 1840s, the influx of Irish Catholics into Pennsylvania triggered the bigotry of nativists who liked nothing better than witnessing “flames of burning Catholic churches.” Who better to publicly defend the church than Father Gallagher?To defend the church he initiated a newspaper, the Pittsburgh Catholic. In 2014, this paper is in its 170th year of publication. Later, he founded the Crusader in Cambria County, Pa., and the Catholic Standard in San Francisco. In the hamlet of Loretto, Pa., he expanded St. Michael’s church and founded two schools. Today’s St. Francis University developed from a school for boys founded by Father Hugh in 1847. A school that he founded in 1853 for “young ladies” is today Mount Aloysius College.He also obtained Franciscans and Sisters of Mercy from Ireland to staff these schools. In 2014, the combined enrolment of these schools is approximately 5,000 students.While seeing to these endeavors, he served as pastor of St. Augustine Church in Dysart (formerly Gallitzin), in Cambria County, Pa. He was succeeded by his brother, Father Joseph Gallagher, 1848-1852, who had also emigrated from Killygordon.The First Plenary Council of Baltimore, which sought to standardise the practice of the faith in the United States, opened in 1852. The bishops needed theological advisors. Who better to advise than Father Hugh?His participation caught the eye of Bishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany, bishop of Monterey. With permission of Bishop O’Connor of Pittsburgh, Father Gallagher was given “temporary release” to work in California. He arrived in 1852. “Temporary” translated into 30 years. One year later, the Archdiocese of San Francisco was established.The Gold Rush had begun in 1848. The population of San Francisco expanded from 469 in 1847 to 40,000 in 1853. Who better to assist with this pastoral crisis than Father Hugh from Killygordon?He chaired the committee to build the first cathedral of the diocese. In 2014, this proto-cathedral is a parish church known as Old St. Mary’s. In the mid-19th century, the original St. Mary’s was the tallest building in California.This cathedral was located in San Francisco’s Barbary Coast, an area of brothels that exploded with the influx of gold miners. However, the Cathedral of St Mary stood as “imperishable testimony to the zeal and energy of Hugh Gallagher!”During these years, “Killygordon’s finest” founded churches and missions in Benicia, Shasta, Weaverville, Oakland, Sacramento, Yreka, Carson, Virginia City and Genoa. He also founded the Magdalen Hospice for “fallen women.”In the mining town of Yreka, while on sick leave, he celebrated Mass in a loft above a stable where mules were being auctioned off. The cacophony made by the miners, mules, and auctioneers convinced both priest and congregation that a mule market was no place for Sunday Mass.Then, in 1853, he sailed to Europe to encourage seminarians, priests and sisters to come to California. He sought funding from many sources including a former emperor of Austria.Back in San Francisco in 1855, he witnessed the failure of a major bank and consequent panic. Upon whom could the miners rely to safely hold their money? Who more reliable than the priest from Killygordon? He served as banker without any staff and took no salary. “Millions passed through his hands and every dime was accounted for.”He founded St. Joseph Church in 1861 – “the banner church of San Francisco” – where he served as pastor for many years and from which he retired. The initial congregation was Irish.The oldest continuously serving hospital in San Francisco, today’s St. Mary’s Medical Center, was opened by Father Gallagher in 1854. Eight Sisters of Mercy came from Ireland as staff. Their journey took three months. At age 67, Father Hugh died in St. Mary’s Hospital.Initially interred in the city’s Calvary Cemetery, he and his priest brother were disinterred and buried in the Priest Plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. The priest burials face a central carving of the Last Supper.In 2013, in St. Patrick Parish, Crossroads, where Hugh Gallagher was baptized, I asked at Mass if there was any memory of him or his family. There was none. Famine, emigration and time had done their work. However, “Killygordon’s finest” crossed 6,000 miles of ocean and continent to serve the Lord and his people.A tribute is provided by Father Hugh’s fellow Ulsterman, Seamus Heaney: “There is one among us who never swerved from all his instincts told him was right action.”Msgr. Francis A. Carbine of Darby, Pa., is a retired pastor and a frequent contributor to The Irish Edition, Philadelphia.This article is reproduced on Donegal Daily with his kind permission.WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? ARE YOU RELATED TO THE DONEGAL PRIEST WHO BECAME A GIANT OF AMERICAN CHURCH was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Father Hugh GallagherKillygordonsan franciscolast_img read more

DD Pets: Nutrition and keeping a healthy dog – with LK Pets

first_imgDoes your dog your dog itch a lot? Shed way too much for their breed? Does your dog have flaky skin? Is your dogs stool always runny?Does your dog eat its own poop? Is your dog hyper active or even act strangely after meals? All these things can be related to what you feed your dog. More often than not cheap supermarket food and even big brand food can have strange effects on your dogs. Dog food can affect their behaviour as well as their Ray Breslin, of K9 Academy in association with LK Pets, Letterkenny.Dog allergies. Dog allergies is a tough one dogs may eat the same food for months and just one day become allergic to some of the ingredients. It’s really important to research your breed and what foods they may be allergic too. This can help you generalize what it may be so you can go to a pet shop and ask for a food that may suit your dog. Although this is only generalising and although it does help most of the time any dog can be allergic to any ingredients. Excessive shedding and flaky skin.Cheap dog food is made mostly of fillers that dogs have difficulty digesting, such as corn and grains. Look instead for a dog food that lists meat as the main ingredient. Better quality foods cost a bit more upfront, but they’re better for your dog for a variety of reasons. The nutrients in meat-rich dog foods are more easily digested and absorbed, so they promote better pup health overall and help control shedding and dry skin. Keep in mind that better nutrition can help reduce shedding, but it won’t eliminate shedding completely.Runny stool. This can come down to a lack of fibre in your dogs diet. Dogs need fibre like us to help digest food correctly. Too much fibre can also cause the same runny poops so best to get advice from a qualified nutritionist. Too little fiber can also cause constipation in dogs and so it really is best to get it right.Dogs eating their own stool. There is lots of research and evidence to say some dogs will eat their own pooh as a result of missing certain enzymes in their diets to break down carbohydrates, fat and protein. This can be a result of cheap or poorly constructed dog food. A good example would be a dog food that gets more proteins from carbohydrates and plants and less from animals. It’s much cheaper for these companies to take their protein from plants rather than animals. Be sure to check the ingredients for sources of protein. Your dogs behaviour can be effected in so many ways when given a poor quality food. Too much energy your food may be too rich in protein and fats. Lack of energy could be the opposite. I dealt with a case in the past where half an hour after a 6 month old puppy would eat food, he would growl and nip at everyone completely randomly. After going through several things to try find why this was happening a change in diet was all that was required.Keep your dog healthy and add potentially years to its life by keeping them on a high quality food and regular checks of their stool, skin, weight and behaviour after eating.K9 Academy also offers Dog training, Puppy Classes and Behaviour modification. If you would like to find out more you can visit the website . Visit the facebook page 0864468313 or visit Unit 3 Carrygally Business Park, Lismonaghan, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalK9 Academy is run by Ray Breslin who is a Certified and Professional Dog Trainer. Ray has a wealth of experience, education and knowledge in the dog training world. He has trained with some of the top Trainers in Ireland and America.He has competed and titled with his own dogs in competition sports for Obedience, Protection, and Tracking. He has Trained and rehabilitated hundreds of dogs. His training methods are based on motivation which is the same method used to train guide dogs, police dogs and service dogs. He promises success as long as you promise commitment to training. DD Pets: Nutrition and keeping a healthy dog – with LK Pets was last modified: September 19th, 2016 by Ray BreslinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dogsdonegalK9 ACADEMYLK Petslast_img read more


first_imgAccused LaffertyA 20 year old Letterkenny man has been remanded in custody charged in connection with a burglary at the home of a pensioner in Kilmacrennan in the early hours of Friday morning last.Matthew Lafferty (pictured right) appeared at a special sitting of Sligo District Court this evening. He was charged with criminal damage and also breaking and entering at an address at Kilmacrennan on January 18th.Lafferty, 20, who is originally from Letterkenny but he had an address at Ballyheerin, Kilmacrennan, applied for bail.However Judge Kevin Kilraine refused bail due to the accused man’s bail history and the seriousness of the charge.The court was also told that further charges may be pending and that Garda enquiries are continuing.Lafferty will appear again at Letterkenny District Court again on Monday.* FOR LEGAL REASONS, COMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON ONGOING COURT CASES.LETTERKENNY MAN APPEARS IN COURT IN CONNECTION WITH RAID ON PENSIONER’S HOME was last modified: January 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:kilmacrennanLETTERKENNY MAN APPEARS IN COURT IN CONNECTION WITH RAID ON PENSIONER’S HOMEMatthew Laffertylast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A plan to build a 900 pupil school extension to one of Co Donegal’s best-known colleges has been refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanala.The decision against the construction of a 7,452 metre sq school wing at St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny was made in recent days.It followed planning objections by members of the nearby Hawthorn Heights Residents Association. The group objected to the plan on a number of grounds including safety after permission had been granted by Letterkenny Town Council last year.The college’s plan was to demolish an annex to the rear of the college as well as an old gymnasium to make way for a state-of-the-art school building.As well as the construction of a new school buildings, new entry and exits to the college were planned.An inspector from An Bord Pleanala visited the college on February 27th to carry out an assessment of the proposed work. And in recent days An Bord Pleanala decided to uphold the inspector’s recommendation to refuse permission for the new school.Permission for the school was refused on two main grounds.The first is that because St Eunan’s has protected status, the new building would be would threaten the special character of the building.It was also decided that the proposed development would result in overdevelopment of the site with impacts on the residential and visual amenities of the area. EXCLUSIVE: ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE REFUSED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR NEW SCHOOL was last modified: August 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An Bord Pleanalapermission refusedSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

Liverpool, City in Premier League top of the table clash

first_img Tags: premier leaguetop Brighton vs West Ham UnitedAmex Stadium, BrightonFriday, 05-06-2018 @10pm (Super Sport 3)Referee: Kevin FriendOn Friday, 15th placed Brighton welcome inform West Ham at the Amex Stadium. Brighton & Hove Albion will assess the fitness of Dale Stephens, who missed Saturday’s defeat at Manchester City because of a hamstring injury. Pascal Gross remains sidelined with ankle damage, but Jose Izquierdo is pushing for a first start this season.For West Ham, they are likely to be unchanged, with Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere among the continued injury absentees. Javier Hernandez is in full training after overcoming glandular fever but he may not be risked on Friday. Marko Arnautovic will play despite an ongoing knee problem.Brighton won both Premier League meetings last season, including 3-0 away on a Friday. West Ham have lost all three of their top-flight visits to Brighton. Their only away victory in the last seven attempts in this fixture came in the Championship seven years ago. The first meeting between these clubs came 115 years ago this month, with Brighton winning 3-2 at home in the Southern League First Division.Burnely vs Huddersfield TownTurf Moor, BurnelySaturday, 06-10-2018 @05:00pmReferee: Chris KavanaghJames Tarkowski and Steven Defour are doubts for Burnley as they look for their third straight Premier League win when they host Huddersfield on Saturday.  Burnley’s Robbie Brady has suffered a small setback in his recovery from knee and then hamstring issues and will not be available until after the international break at the earliest, while defender Ben Gibson (hernia) and goalkeeper Nick Pope (shoulder) remain sidelined.For Huddersfield, Huddersfield are monitoring defender Christopher Schindler, who limped off with a knee injury during last week’s defeat to Tottenham. Fellow centre back Terence Kongolo is set for a spell on the sidelines after damaging his hamstring in that match.There were just 27 shots attempted across the two games between Burnley and Huddersfield last season, a joint-low for a fixture in 2017-18 (also 27 shots in games between Everton and Huddersfield).Burnley are unbeaten in five league matches against Huddersfield (W3 D2 L0) since losing 2-1 in the Championship in November 2013.Crystal Palace vs WolvesSelhurst Park, LondonSaturday, 06-10-2018 @05pm (Super Sport 11)Referee: Micheal OliverCrystal Palace will be without the injured trio of Conner Wickham, Christian Benteke and Scot Dann. Jairo Riedewald is also a doubt for Roy Hodgoson’s side.For Wolves, they have only Helder Costa as an injury concern after the Portuguese sustained knock in their 2-0 win over Southampton last week.Palace won the last meeting between these two sides 3-1 back in 2013. The victory is part of a three-game winning run that the Londoners are currently enjoying over Wolves. Wolves have won only two of their last seven visits to Palace with both of those victories coming in the Championship.Leicester City vs EvertonKing Power Stadium, LeicestershireSaturday, 06-10-2018 @05pm (Super Sport 06)Referee: Andre MarrinerLeicester could win consecutive top-flight home matches versus Everton for the first time since 1966. Claude Puel’s first match as Leicester manager was a 2-0 Premier League home win in this fixture last season, one of only four Foxes victories against Everton in 24 attempts (D13, L7). The team scoring first in this Premier League meeting has never lost.Leicester City have an unchanged squad, although winger Demarai Gray is nearing a return sooner than expected from the ankle injury he suffered during the League Cup win over Wolves. Gray was originally ruled out for up to six weeks but manager Claude Puel said his condition is improving quickly.Everton could welcome back Phil Jagielka, who has missed six games with a knee problem, but Yerry Mina is out. Andre Gomes has resumed training following a hamstring injury.Tottenham Hotspurs vs Cardiff CityWembley Stadium, LondonSaturday, 06-10-2015 @05pm (Super Sport 3)Referee: Mike DeanSpurs will be hoping to put their horrendous show at home to Barcelona in the mid-week behind them and get back to winning ways when they host a Cardiff side that has lost all its last five Premier League games.Tottenham’s lengthy injury list includes Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen, who both have hamstring problems. Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Serge Aurier are all expected to be absent with thigh injuries.Neil Warnock celebrated two years in charge of Cardiff on Friday and has warned he might pick “10 defenders” to face Tottenham. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Lee Peltier remain absent with knee and shoulder injuries respectively.Tottenham are on a seven-match unbeaten streak against Cardiff, winning five and drawing two. Cardiff have only scored one goal during that spell, which includes 1-0 home and away defeats when the Bluebirds were last in the Premier League in 2013-14.Watford vs AFC BournemouthVicarage Road, WatfordSaturday, 06-10-2018 @05pm (Super Sport 12)Referee: Jonathan MossGerard Deulofeu, Stefano Okaka, Miguel Britos and Sebastian Prodl have all returned to training after injury problems and could feature for Watford. Defender Marc Navarro is ruled out, joining Daryl Janmaat and Tom Cleverley on the sidelines.Bournemouth have no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s game. Fit-again winger Junior Stanislas has featured in the last two league games as a substitute and will hope to return to the starting line-up. Left-back Charlie Daniels made his comeback from a knee problem by playing for the under-21 side on Tuesday, but this game may come too soon for him.Watford have lost just one of their last 14 games against Bournemouth in all competitions (W6, D7). Five of the six Premier League meetings have ended as draws, with the exception the Hornets’ 2-0 win at the Vitality Stadium in August 2017.Manchester United vs Newcastle UnitedOld Trafford, ManchesterSaturday, 06-10-2018 @07:30pm (Super Sport 3)Referee: Anthony TaylorManchester United have had a terrible last few weeks registering zero victories in their last four games in all competitions. The run continued midweek with a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia in the Champions League. They will hope to get back to winning ways when they host a Newcastle United side that has not won any of their seven league fixtures this season.Ashley Young is back in contention for Manchester United after missing the draw against Valencia because of an unspecified injury. Phil Jones, Andreas Pereira and Diogo Dalot will hope for recalls after being left out of the squad in midweek. However, Marcos Rojo, Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera remain unavailable.Newcastle could again be without striker Salomon Rondon, who is not expected to return from a thigh problem until after the international break. Defenders Paul Dummett and Federico Fernandez are doubtful with hamstring injuries, while it remains to be seen whether DeAndre Yedlin, who was forced off last weekend with a knock, is fit to play.Manchester United have lost one of their last 36 home matches against Newcastle in all competitions (W26, D9), with that solitary loss coming in December 2013 during David Moyes’ tenure. The Magpies beat the Reds 1-0 at St James’ Park in February, and could record back-to-back league wins against them for the first time since 1972. Newcastle have lost seven Premier League matches when scoring first against Manchester United, one short of the record for one team against another.Fulham vs ArsenalCraven Cottage, LondonSunday, 07-10-2018 @02pm (Super Sport 3)Referee: Paul TierneyArsenal head coach Unai Emery is likely to make wholesale changes for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Fulham. Meanwhile, Petr Cech (hamstring), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (leg), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) are missing but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is back in the squad after missing the trip to Azerbaijan.Fulham defenders Joe Bryan and Timothy Fosu-Mensah have been ruled out of Sunday’s clash against Arsenal. Bryan has a hamstring injury and Fosu-Mensah has a dislocated shoulder, with the pair joining midfielder Neeskens Kebano (ankle) on the sidelines. Defender Alfie Mawson is in contention to return following a back injury, while fit-again midfielder Tom Cairney is pushing to start.?  Fulham last faced Arsenal in January 2014 in the Premier League, losing 2-0 – the Cottagers have won just three of their 26 Premier League games against the Gunners (D5 L18). Arsenal have won their last two Premier League matches at Craven Cottage, with this their first visit since August 2013. Fulham haven’t kept a clean sheet in a home Premier League London derby match since beating QPR 6-0 in October 2011 – they’ve conceded in each of their 14 such matches since.Southampton vs ChelseaSt. Marys Stadium, SouthamptonSunday, 07-10-2018 @06:15pm (Super Sport 3)Referee: Craig PawsonChelsea go to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday right in the mix at the top of the early table. The Blues have enjoyed an impressive start to their first campaign under the charge of Maurizio Sarri and remain one of three unbeaten teams at the top, alongside Manchester City and Liverpool. The 2016 champions sit two points off the top of the EPL table in third, thanks to five straight victories to start the season.Southampton are once again limping along in the lower reaches of the division. The Saints haven’t won in three since a 2-0 success at Crystal Palace. Mark Hughes’ side also come into this one off the back of a pair of defeats, away to Liverpool and Wolves.Mark Hughes  is likely to make several changes to the side that lost 2-0 to Wolves last week. Only Shane Long will be out for the Saints when Chelsea come calling on Saturday.For  Chelsea, Maurizzio Sarri rested a few players in their Europa League 1-0 win over Videoton on Thursday and they are all expected to return to the starting line-up. However, Mark Van Ginkel is still out with an Achiles Knee Injury.Liverpool vs Manchester CityAnfiled Stadium, LiverpoolSunday, 07-10-2018 @06:30pm (Super Sport 3)Referee: Martin AtkinsonThe two most exciting teams in England – maybe even Europe – play each other on Sunday. Two thrilling sides full of creativity, pace, skill, made up of individuals determined to play open, fast football. It’s the Premier League’s record scorers vs their very real, very frightening rivals. The ‘tactical genius’ vs the manager who keeps beating him. What message would a win deliver for the victors? What effect might a defeat have? And more importantly – how will the game be decided?Kevin De Bruyne returned to training earlier this week after several weeks on the sidelines having suffering a lateral collateral ligament lesion in August but didn’t travel with the squad for the midweek Champions League game in Hoffenheim. Benjamin Mendy has missed the past few games with a foot injury, while Ilkay Gundogan came off with a leg problem during the win at Hoffenheim. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is unavailable, having sustained an Achilles tendon injury. The Chilean ‘keeper underwent scans, which confirmed a rupture in the tendon of his left foot.Jurgen Klopp will monitor the condition of his players following their Champions League assignment away at Napoli on Wednesday evening. Divock Origi has recovered from an ankle problem while central defender Virgil van Dijk has shaken off a rib injury. Adam Lallana is continuing his rehabilitation from a groin problem.City will be seeking to maintain a fine run of league form with Pep Guardiola’s side having won their past four league fixtures to make it six wins out of seven so far. Liverpool have also won six out of their first seven league matches, their 100 percent finally being checked last weekend with a 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Sergio Aguero has scored three Premier League hat-tricks in 2018, including one against Huddersfield Town earlier this season. Only two players have netted four or more hat-tricks in a calendar year in the competition, with Harry Kane doing so six times in 2017 and Alan Shearer registering five trebles in 1995. Altogether, 31 players have played for both Liverpool and City over the course of their careers.Comments last_img read more

Everything-as-a-Service: It’s Happening Right Now

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud computing#IaaS#paas#saas#Services Related Posts brian proffitt 100 years from now, when the historians look back at the beginning of the 21st Century and shake their heads in amazement that we hadn’t yet figured out flying cars, one thing they should give us credit for is that we finally figured out how to scale… everything. Even though the promise of the Web as a center of knowledge has been overrun with rampant commercialism, sometimes commercial interests actually align with the delivery of knowledge.Software, databases, customer relationship management… these are all key elements of information technology that haver been pushed into the cloud to be deployed “as-a-Service” (or *aaS). This follows the model of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), and the like. Other, more rudimentary, aspects of IT have already been deployed this way, to great effect: Witness how online bookseller Amazon now dominates cloud computing by introducing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) a few years ago.As the idea of a sharing and scaling services that were otherwise once local and isolated continues to spread, we are now seeing just about every function you can imagine being delivered as-a-service to any business who wants them.Marketing-as-a-ServiceThe most recent example of this new *aaS trend is the release of the Vocus Marketing Suite, a hosted marketing service that enables small- to medium-sized businesses to access marketing tools and (more importantly) expertise for those SMBs to use.Anyone, really, can toss together a bunch of tools to market with social media, email and press releases. A one-pane aggregate application could handle that. But using the publicly available big data that’s readily available on the Internet, Vocus’ new application is designed to push out very targeted information that pertains to a business’ marketing goals.Say a business wants to sell jewelry, outlined You Mon Tsang, Vocus’ Senior Vice President of Products. The Marketing Suite will listen for keywords on social media channels to determine who’s an influencer in the jewelry scene or maybe just which desperate significant other is out there looking to buy an anniversary gift fast.If you’re using email marketing, the tool will make sure you’re not spamming potential clients, either in frequency or through the language you’re using. Human editors will also step in to help craft messaging. The key to this new service making the expertise affordable to SMBs who might otherwise have to go it alone.Big data, as mentioned, makes this all possible. In the past, marketing was sort of a gray area when it came to hard results. Using a new class of metrics, marketing’s return on investment is now much more easily calculated, and results can be concretely measured.Healthcare-as-a-ServiceThere are some who would argue that some things still don’t scale very well. Medical information and healthcare services seem to be one of them.  Sure, you can go on to WebMD and find out how to treat the cold that seems to be coming on… but without medical expertise at your disposal, you may decide that you really have the bubonic plague. And while “the plague is upon us” has a nice historical ring, it also tends to be a bit alarmist.Healthcare professionals don’t scale terribly well online, if only because the medical arts depend, usually, on face-to-face contact between the patient and the caregiver.This is not to say that some aspects of healthcare can’t be found in *aaS. A new startup in Indiana called, for instance, has created a very niche cloud approach to resource management for medical labs, so they can work with multiple providers and deliver analyses more efficiently.As medical providers continue to work with government and market requirements to use electronic health records, vendors like ClearDATA are working the edges, delivering secure messaging and cloud computing services.So healthcare and medical-sector services are finding their way into the cloud, though still more on the edges instead of a full-on approach. But after a few more years of medical-monitoring innovation, who’s to say you won’t someday get a text message that says “Stop eating that pastrami, your arteries are about to pop!”Anything-as-a-Service?The world around us, thanks to connectivity and much faster computing platforms, seems destined to push all manner of services on to the Internet, where they can be acquired on demand, without having to build your own infrastructure to support them. Distance learning, shopping, news gathering and many more are already there. Others are coming, and there’s no telling how far the trend will go.Image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Vijender Singh accepts British boxer Amir Khan’s challenge for a bout in India

first_imgIndian boxing sensation Vijender Singh today accepted the challenge of British boxing ace of Pakistan origin Amir Khan for having a fight in India. Amir Khan who has been training intensively for his much-anticipated WBC title contest against Mexico’s Saul Canelo Alvarez want to fight against Vijender Singh soon in India.Commenting on Amir’s challenge Vijender said: “I accept the challenge of Amir Khan and I am sure this fight will be a big boost to boxing in our country. As we both fight in different weight categories so will have to see whether Amir gains or I have to lose weight. I have started my professional boxing career last year only and have made only 4 appearances in the pro ring. It might take me just one more year when I will be ready to fight against Amir Khan. I am sure this fight will attract international limelight and attention. Currently I am focusing on my next fight scheduled for 30 April against Matiouze Royer at Copper Box Arena.”However, a fight with Vijender is at least a year or two away. India’s pro boxer just has four bouts under his belt whereas Amir has 34. Neerav Tomar, CEO and MD of IOS Boxing Promotions said, “Technically Amir Khan boxes in middleweight (72.5kg) while Vijender in super middleweight (76kg).”Of course a fight is definitely possible but may be next year or 2018. Either Amir has to gain weight or Vijender needs to lose some. For Amir with his body structure I am not sure whether he can. Ditto Vijender. Thus, it is very much possible, but the technicalities exist.”advertisementlast_img read more

Hyderabad Marathon to be held in August

first_imgHyderabad, Jun 23 (PTI) The Hyderabad Marathon, in which around 20,000 runners are expected to take part, will be held on August 19 and 20 this year.The annual sporting event is organised by the Hyderabad Runners Society with the support of the Telangana government and Bharti Airtel, a release from the organisers said today.A 5K Run would take place on August 19 and a 10K, Half Marathon (21.095 km) and Full Marathon (42.105 km) are scheduled for August 20.The Run was announced at an event here today in the presence of Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao and others.”As Hyderabad Runners celebrated 10 years of promoting running as a healthy lifestyle choice, we are extremely delighted to announce the 7th edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon.”We thank the government of Telangana, our sponsors and partners for their constant patronage and support for the largest annual sporting and social event in Hyderabad. In this Seventh edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, our focus first and foremost is on increasing runner safety and offering world class race amenities,” the release quoted Abhijeet Madnurkar, Race Director ? Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, as saying. PTI SJR NSK BASlast_img read more