Coral Daily Download – Chelsea still favourites to lift Premier League crown

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesperson told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show Chelsea are still favourites to lift the Premier League crown, despite being neck-and-neck with Manchester City.The Blues were downed 5-3 by Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Thursday afternoon, while Manuel Pellegrini’s side beat Sunderland 3-2 at the Etihad.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

CONFIRMED: Borussia Dortmund v Monaco postponed due to explosion

first_img The German club were due to play Monaco in the Champions League 1 Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was rocked by three explosions on Tuesday that caused defender Marc Bartra to need hospital treatment and forced the postponement of the Champions League game against Monaco.The German club announced a bomb exploded on their bus before the first leg of the quarter-final tie, which was put back until Wednesday.The incident was believed to have happened around three kilometres away from Dortmund’s stadium.A statement on the club’s Twitter account said: “Bomb explosion on the team bus at the team hotel. Players are safe.”In an initial announcement, Dortmund had said: “At the departure of our bus, an incident occurred. One person was injured.”The injured individual was confirmed to be Dortmund’s Spanish defender Bartra.His club tweeted: “Dortmund confirmed In the explosion @MarcBartra was injured and is currently in the hospital. Good and fast recovery, Marc! #bvbasm”Dortmund and European governing body UEFA said shortly after 1930BST that the match had been called off, and would instead kick off at 1745BST on Wednesday.BVB said in a statement: “The first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco, which was scheduled to kick off at Signal Iduna Park at 20:45 CET tonight, has been cancelled and postponed until tomorrow.“This was due to an incident involving the BVB team bus as it left the team hotel for the stadium. The police announced, ‘There was an explosion in the Dortmund-Hochsten area’.”European football’s governing body UEFA added: “This decision was made after a meeting held at the Westfalenstadion between UEFA, representatives of the two clubs and local authorities.”The local police force – Polizei Nordrhein-Westfalen Dortmund – then stated on Twitter: “We can confirm that there have been three explosions in the area of the @BVB team bus.”Monaco fans inside the stadium showed their support by chanting “Dortmund! Dortmund!” – a gesture appreciated by the German club.“Thanks for your patience and understanding and the ‘Dortmund! Dortmund’ chants, dear supporters of @AS_Monaco_EN!” they tweeted.Bartra was taken to hospital after reportedly suffering minor injuries to his arm.The 26-year-old joined from Barcelona last year, and his former employers were quick to wish him well.The Spanish club said on Twitter: “All our support to @MarcBartra, @BVB and their fans.”In the immediate aftermath of the explosions, Dortmund said there was “no cause for concern” for those at the stadium, and said the club were in close contact with the emergency services and UEFA.Police Dortmund said in a statement: “In the run-up to the Champions League game between BVB (Dortmund) and AS Monaco, there was just after 1900 tonight an explosion close to the BVB team bus.”The statement added: “According to what we currently know, the wheels of the bus (totally or partly) burst and one person was injured.“It is not yet possible to say exactly what the explosion was or exactly where something exploded.”Following the announcement that the match had been postponed, Police Dortmund tweeted: “To reassure stadium visitors and relatives: There are currently no indications of a threat to visitors in the stadium #bvbasm”last_img read more

Senior rockhounds, fans of gems display creations

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Lass creates jewelry from semiprecious stones he picks up on rock-hunting field trips and from other sources. His wife Lorna crafts colorful Southwestern Indian-style pots Another husband and wife team is David Walblom and Susan Chaisson-Walblom. David sculpts and Susan makes jewelry, mostly from silver. Silversmith Dean Westman of Mojave put together several pieces while people watched him work at a table set up in the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds’ Poppy Pavilion. Westman is a member of the Gem and Mineral Club of Antelope Valley, not the hosting Palmdale group. He has attended the Geological Institute of America in Carlsbad. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for the suggested donation of $2. Monday: Beef Stroganoff, noodles, peas and carrots, lettuce and tomato salad, pears in juice. Tuesday: Mandarin chicken salad, marinated beets, pea salad, ice cream. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, brown rice, Normandy vegetables, tossed salad, banana. Thursday: Barbecued pork sandwich, macaroni salad, corn, carrot-raisin salad, peaches. Friday: Beef enchilada casserole, Spanish rice, green beans, coleslaw, cheesecake. Bettie Rencoret can be contacted at (661) 943-2998. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER Talented artisans and rock hounds of the Palmdale Gem and Mineral Club put together a spectacular display recently at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. They showed what they could do to transform stones and minerals into one-of-a-kind items of beauty. “We get real pleasure in taking a raw piece and working it into a beautiful finished product. If someone sees what we do and wants it, that doubles the pleasure. It gives us a sense of real value, of time and effort well spent,” said club member Russ Lass. “If we can give children something different to encourage them to expand their horizons, so much the better.” last_img read more

Manchester City star handed one-game ban and fined for tweet to teammate

first_img MOST READ FOOTBALL NEWS 2 ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane PAYBACK TOP WORK The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Getty Images – Getty Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti appointed latest SORRY Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? center_img City manager Pep Guardiola also leapt to the defence of his player.“Bernardo is one of the most lovely people I have ever met in my life,” Guardiola said on September 25.“He speaks four or five languages – that is the best way to understand how open-minded he is – and one of his best friends is Mendy.“He is like a brother for him. The image for the two is not about the colour of the skin.” Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future “It is clear that the tweet was intended to be no more than a joke between close friends.“However, this was not a private communication between two friends.“The post was on a social media platform exposed to the 600,000 followers of a high-profile and well-respected professional footballer.“Many persons viewing the imagery depicted in the tweet would have taken offence to the content as being insulting by reference to race, colour and ethnic origin in a way that unquestionably brings the game of football into disrepute.”It is understood Silva wrote to the FA to express regret over the incident while Mendy also wrote to the governing body to say that no personal offence had been caused. changes He was subsequently charged by the FA, who have decided to enforce a suspension, a £50,000 fine and ordered him to complete face-to-face education.Silva is now set to miss the Premier League match against Chelsea on November 23.A statement from the FA on Wednesday afternoon read: “The Manchester City midfielder’s social media activity on September 22, 2019 breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, and constituted an “aggravated breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin.”The written reasons were published alongside the sanction and read: “The player did not himself intend the post to be insulting or in any way racist. Bernardo Silva has been banned for the above tweet he sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy Mendy wrote to the FA in support of his team-mate and said no personal offence had been caused LATEST Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 revealed Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has been handed a one-game ban over a tweet he sent about teammate Benjamin Mendy, the Football Association have confirmed.The Portugal international posted pictures of Mendy as a child alongside the mascot for Spanish confectionery firm Conguitos on September 22 – quickly deleting the post soon after. Twitter/BernadoCSilva We accept Bernardo Silva’s admission that he did not mean to intentionally cause offence, and welcome The @FA’s move to provide education as part of the sanction.— Kick It Out (@kickitout) November 13, 2019Kick it Out, the organisation that campaigns for equality in football, said it accepted the punishment for Silva and the FA’s drive for education.“We accept Bernardo Silva’s admission that he did not mean to intentionally cause offence, and welcome The @FA’s move to provide education as part of the sanction,” they said in a short statement on Twitter.last_img read more

Man arrested after crash leaves driver in critical condition

first_imgGardai have arrested a man following a crash in Co Donegal overnight which has left one man in a critical condition.The crash, between a car and a jeep, happened around 8pm on the main Ballybofey to Letterkenny road at Dooballagh.The driver of the jeep was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital and is understood to be in a critical condition. However, the driver of the other car, a Mazda car, was arrested a short time later.There was at least one passenger in the car, a female.Inspector Goretti Sheridan confirmed the Gardai had received earlier reports from the public of a car driving recklessly in the area.The man arrested is expected to appear in court shortly. Gardai closed the road following the crash and it is not expected to open until later today.A Garda forensic’s examination is currently underway at the scene.Meanwhile, the man injured in the crash is from the locality and well-known in the area.Man arrested after crash leaves driver in critical condition was last modified: September 7th, 2018 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:crashdonegalGardaiinjuredLETETRKENNYlast_img read more

Innovation: Can or Should Social Media Drive Product Innovation?

first_imgHow are new technologies influencing innovation in businesses?  Which groups within companies are the engines of new innovation?  Those are a few of the questions that a study from the Economist and sponsored by Oracle, “Cultivating Business-Led Innovation”, tries to address.While the Economist report is well researched and has some interesting findings, it’s a bit questionable if ‘innovation’ is really what the report is addressing.  Innovation comes in many shapes in forms, and it typically implies the creation or invention of something previously unknown.  Instead, what this report focuses in on as  ‘innovation’ is more about customer attentiveness, or how businesses can be re-architected to work better at responding to what customers want.   Customer attentiveness differs dramatically from what Steve Jobs’ considered as product innovation when he famously said that  “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”The report concludes that businesses can provide better customer service by mining data from customer feedback and experiences.  Businesses can use the results from that analysis to become more flexible in addressing the needs of customers and to ultimately change their products based on customer requests, and it is in this last step perhaps where innovation begins creeping in.  The report notes that the new technologies that enable businesses to tap into customer feedback data are primarily social media backed with the data mining capabilities of big data.  The story here is that businesses are widely adopting and tweaking the techniques of social media data collection and analysis, techniques that have already been pioneered by a number of other companies.To the likely chagrin of IT departments, the report finds low regard for IT.  ‘IT’ and ‘Innovation’ are typically not associated with one another.  The report found that while new technologies like the cloud, big data and social media are currently front and center for attention at companies, the groups that are pushing the application of new technologies forward are generally not IT.  Which seems like a surprising conclusion, of course, since the ‘T’ of IT is all about technology.  The report found that half of companies think of IT more as the provider and supplier of technologies, and only 11 percent said that IT had much say in deciding how, where and which technologies should be applied within the business to make innovation happen.  Reggie Bradford, Oracle’s vice president of business development, said that “One of the things this study highlights is the lack of collaboration.  Where innovation happens successfully, it happens across the organization. Yet the CIO is still seen as the implementer of technology rather than a thought leader in how it can be used to move the business.”last_img read more

Apple Pulls BitTorrent iPhone App from Store

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Apple has removed the BitTorrent iPhone app IS Drive from the App Store. We reported with some surprise the news of the app’s acceptance, but this news isn’t surprising.Derek Kepner, app developer, tweeted news to that effect earlier today, and the app is indeed unavailable at this time. “Just got a call from Apple,” said Kepner. “They’re taking IS Drive down. I’m seeing what I can do. I have a feeling I won’t be able to change their mind.”IS Drive allows users of Imageshack‘s torrent download service to check and manage their downloads. The app was previously available on Cydia under the name “Jack Torrents.” The app does require a premium Imageshack membership.On one hand, Apple’s decision isn’t a shock as the company has rejected other BitTorrent apps before, claiming they violate the developer guidelines.. And Kepner admitted in earlier interviews about the app that it was likely the absence of the phrase “BitTorrent” that helped secure the app’s approval in the first place. The press coverage that the app received, however, probably prompted a second look by Apple. But in an interview with Macworld, Kepner says he plans to appeal Apple’s decision, noting that not all BitTorrent downloads are illegal. ” “There are many legitimate uses for ImageShack Drive. I don’t think it’s fair to punish legitimate users for the actions of morons who think my app will help them pirate.” Tags:#Apple#web last_img read more

Cars, Trains and the IoT: Video Highlights from IBM Impact 2014

first_imgIn this video, Jonathon Skeele of Intel’s IoT team demonstrates how sensor technology and Intel Gateway Solutions for the IoT can target industrial and transportation verticals.What if the endpoint device in an IoT network were a car?In this video, Adam Keiser of Local Motors explains how Intel Quark processors, the Tizen* operating system, and the IBM SoftLayer public cloud interact to provide connected cars with real-time services and efficiencies.Intel also presented six breakout sessions, including two on the performance of IBM WebSphere on Intel-based platforms. Read our white paper, Blazing Application Server Performance, to learn about the newest performance benchmarks for the IBM WebSphere* Application Server 8.5.5 software running on a platform based on the Intel® Xeon® processor family.Follow me and the Big Data community for Intel at @TimIntel.Tweet this: Cars, trains and gateways: Video highlights reveal #Intel & #IBM partnership in #IoT. @IBMImpact IBM Impact 2014 brought over 9,000 attendees to Las Vegas in late April—and I was there with a video camera to capture some of the excitement.IBM Impact has traditionally been a showcase for IBM WebSphere*, the Java*-based middleware that provides an integration and application infrastructure for the enterprise. However, this year IBM Impact pivoted from its enterprise data center focus to address new opportunities in mobile apps, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Together, Intel and IBM provide an end-to-end architecture to help organizations connect data and discover fresh intelligence for improved decision-making. This new architecture connects new and legacy systems and enables seamless and secure data flows between edge devices powered by Intel® Quark processors though Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things to the IBM SoftLayer* cloud.I had a chance to chat with some of the exhibitors and learn more about the collaboration between Intel and IBM, and in particular their jointly developed technologies for the IoT. To learn about Intel’s activities at IBM Impact, watch this video where I provide an overview of the show’s highlights.Florence Hudson from IBM discusses the partnership between IBM and Intel for creating an end-to-end architecture for the IoT.Watch the video to learn how Intel, with its focus on hardware endpoints and gateways, and IBM with its expertise in the cloud and storage, are working together to create an IoT that’s more secure and able to deliver apps and intelligence that make a difference to businesses, governments, and end-users.last_img read more

Modern humans were in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than thought, ancient teeth reveal

first_img Modern humans were in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than thought, ancient teeth reveal By April ReeseAug. 9, 2017 , 1:00 PM Researchers used a special kind of computed tomography scan (lower left) on two fossilized teeth found in a Sumatran cave, an incisor and a molar. Tanya Smith and Rokus Awe Due When Dutch archaeologist D. A. Hooijer first saw a pair of weathered teeth recovered from a remote cave on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, he noted that they were about the right size and shape to belong to modern humans. But in 1948, he couldn’t be sure of their identity or their age. Now, harnessing cutting-edge science, a group of researchers has confirmed what Hooijer had suspected: Modern humans lived in Southeast Asia as far back as 73,000 years ago—about 20,000 years earlier than previously thought. The earlier timeline helps fill in the blanks on the migration routes of our early ancestors and bolsters an emerging theory that humans may have dwelled in rainforests much sooner than researchers had assumed.Previous studies suggested that after evolving in Africa, modern humans eventually made their way to Southeast Asia, but researchers have argued whether they arrived about 50,000 years ago or earlier. Recent studies put modern humans in Australia by about 65,000 years ago, but there has been little direct evidence of an early presence in Southeast Asia.To unravel the mystery, researchers led by geochronologist Kira Westaway of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, decided in 2008 to give the Sumatran teeth another look. She and her team used new techniques, including micro–computed tomography scanning to precisely measure the thickness of the enamel, and luminescence dating to determine when minerals in the rock surrounding the teeth were last exposed to sunlight. They found thick enamel, confirming that the teeth are from modern humans, and pegged the date to between 63,000 and 73,000 years ago, they report today in Nature.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The findings offer new hints about how our early ancestors spread across the world, paleoanthropologist Russell Ciochon of the University of Iowa in Iowa City wrote in an email. “[The teeth] show greater affinity to east Asian humans than later southeast Asian specimens, which may give us some clues about the early dispersal routes of modern humans.” he wrote. The researchers, he says, “have definitively and superbly demonstrated the presence of modern humans in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previous estimates.”Though just a pair of teeth may seem like insubstantial evidence, the new analysis is convincing, says paleontologist Patrick Roberts of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. “If they show they are clearly human, which I think they do, then it is enough to document humans in this part of the world.”And the earlier timestamp also means early modern humans may have overlapped with the hobbit (Homo floresiensis), a tiny early human species that lived more than 60,000 years ago on another Indonesian island called Flores. Yet it’s unlikely the two crossed paths, Westaway says, because strong currents would have made travel to Flores difficult.The new findings also suggest that these early colonizers may have been the first to live in a rainforest setting. That’s significant, because researchers have long thought that early humans would have found rainforests unappealing: Why hunt clever monkeys in the treetops when easy-to-catch shellfish and other resources await on the coast?But Roberts of isn’t fully convinced that these early human colonists did live in rainforests. Fossils from rainforest animals were found at the site but don’t bear the marks of a human kill and may not have coexisted with modern humans.Still, the study shows that “tropical terrestrial habitats were crucial resources for humans expanding beyond Africa, and our species was flexible enough to adapt to them,” Roberts wrote in an email. “Perhaps it is this environmental plasticity that characterizes our species and has left it the last remaining hominin in the world.”last_img read more

I’ll sledge Team India if David Warner won’t: Mitchell Johnson

first_imgIndia will lock horns with Australia in the ICC World Cup semifinal on ThursdayFast bowler Mitchell Johnson says he is considering taking on the role of Australia’s Sledger-in-Chief for Thursday’s World Cup semi-final against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Outspoken opener David Warner has been on his best behaviour at the World Cup after getting into hot water over a series of spats with the Indian side during the test series over the New Year.The fiery exchanges continued into the Tri-series and Warner was fined for asking India’s Rohit Sharma to “speak English” during a slanging match in a one-dayer at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in January.”I heard Davy said he wasn’t going to get involved in all that stuff,” paceman Johnson told Fox TV on Tuesday.”Someone’s got to do it and I might put my hand up. It’s part of the game and what happened the other day with Shane (Watson) and Wahab (Riaz) was exceptional.”I thought it was great entertainment and I think you’re going to see more entertainment in this game.”Watson had the last laugh on Pakistan paceman Wahab after their compelling duel in the quarter-finals last week when he helped steer Australia to victory. Both players were later fined.Johnson has some history with India in the sledging stakes and made them pay for having the temerity to lampoon him after he went wicket-less in the first innings of the second test at the Gabba last December.The 33-year-old slugged 88 off 93 balls to help rescue Australia’s first innings and then took three wickets in a dazzling spell of bowling and finished with figures of 4-61 as Australia won the match by four wickets.advertisement”I love it. The more that comes my way, the better,” he said at the time.As well as Warner, Indians Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Virat Kohli were fined for clashes during the test series.last_img read more