BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS

first_imgSATURDAY, APRIL 9ASTON VILLA 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2Aston Villa are as good as down after a defeat by Bournemouth, their eighth in a row in the Barclays Premier League, left them 15 points from safety with five games remaining. Steve Cook’s close-range finish set the Cherries up before Joshua King took advantage of defensive mix-up. Jordan Ayew replied late on.GOALS:- VILLA: AYEW 85. BOURNEMOUTH: COOK 45; KING 74.CRYSTAL PALACE 1NORWICH CITY 0Norwich City remain in a relegation battle after losing to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon scored his first goal of the season to hand Palace their first league win of 2016 – and six successive home defeats – while Norwich felt they deserved a penalty when Matt Jarvis was barged over.GOAL:-PUNCHEON 68.MANCHESTER CITY 2WEST BROM 1Samir Nasri returned from injury to score the winner for Manchester City against West Brom. City came from behind after Stephane Sessegnon beat Joe Hart early on. Sessegnon then brought down Aleksandar Kolarov in the area to allow Sergio Aguero to equalise from the spot. Nasri tapped into an empty net with 25 minutes remaining.GOALS:-CITY:AGUERO PEN 19; NASRI 66. WBA: SESSEGNON 6.SOUTHAMPTON 3NEWCASTLE UNITED 1Newcastle stumbled closer to relegation from the Barclays Premier League after being outplayed by Southampton. The Magpies fell behind after just four minutes when Shane Long scored. Graziano Pelle claimed home the second and then Victor Wanyama made it 3-0 after Pelle’s shot was blocked. Andros Townsend claimed a late consolation goal.GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: LONG 4; PELLE 38; WANYAMA 55.NEWCASTLE: TOWNSEND 64.SWANSEA CITY 1 CHELSEA 0Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink suffered his first defeat in 15 Barclays Premier League games as Swansea moved closer to safety. At the end of a week when it was announced that Italy manager Antonio Conte is to take over at Chelsea in the summer, the Swans seized on a poor Chelsea display to dominate the first half and lead through Gylfi Sigurdsson’s volley.GOAL:-SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 25.WATFORD 1 EVERTON 1Two goals in first-half added time saw Watford and Everton share the points at Vicarage Road. Both teams are in the FA Cup semi-finals and it is to be hoped that if they meet in the final they can produce a better spectacle. James McCarthy gave Everton the lead, but within a minute Jose Holebas headed home at the far post from a corner.GOALS:-WATFORD: HOLEBAS 45. EVERTON: McCARTHY: 45.WEST HAM UNITED 3 ARSENAL 3Arsenal’s slim hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League were effectively ended by Andy Carroll’s first-ever West Ham hat-trick. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners the lead, but two late first-half headers brought the Hammers back into the game. Carroll got his third, again a header, soon after the restart but Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny made it 3-3.GOALS:-WEST HAM: CARROLL 44, 45, 52. ARSENAL: OZIL 18; SANCHEZ 35; KOSCIELNY 70.SUNDAY, APRIL 10LIVERPOOL 4STOKE CITY 1Divock Origi came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool moved up to eighth in the Barclays Premier League. Alberto Moreno put the home side ahead before Bojan headed Stoke’s equaliser. But Daniel Sturridge converted Sheyi Ojo’s cross to regain the lead before Origi headed in and later saw an attempted cross drift in after the break.GOALS:-LIVERPOOL: MORENO 8; STURRIDGE 32; ORIGI 50, 65. STOKE: BOJAN 22.SUNDERLAND 0LEICESTER CITY 2Jamie Vardy scored twice as leaders Leicester won at Sunderland to move within three victories of their first Barclays Premier League title. Vardy converted the first after an hour, before outpacing the opposition defence and tucking home a second deep into added time. The hosts’ best chance fell to substitute Jack Rodwell, who shot over from just eight yards out.GOALS:-LEICESTER: VARDY 66, 90.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 0Tottenham kept alive their hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League, thanks to three goals in seven late second-half minutes, from Deli Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela. With Leicester winning earlier in the day, Spurs reduced the deficit from 10 points to seven. After an even first half, Alli broke the deadlock and two more keep Spurs in the hunt.GOALS:-TOTTENHAM: ALLI 70; ALDERWEIRELD 74; LAMELA 76.last_img read more

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SA invests in ‘FabLabs’

first_img7 August 2007South Africa has set aside R16-million to establish 10 Fabrication Laboratories, also known as “FabLabs”, around the country, providing disadvantaged communities with opportunities in the design, testing and fabrication process.FabLabs are a state-of-the-art resource venue aimed at promoting cutting-edge design, product development and process technologies for crafters and designers.Speaking at the launch of the Northern Cape FabLab in Kimberley this Monday, Science and Technology Deputy Minister Derek Hanekom said the facility was a hands-on laboratory with advanced desktop manufacturing equipment that allows for the building of “just about anything” from inexpensive and readily available materials.“Skills include design, fabrication, testing and debugging, monitoring and analysis and documentation of the process,” he said, adding that they were the brainchild of the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Centre of Bits and Atoms.The department is rolling out FabLabs nationally through its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy (AMTS) implementation unit, which is hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).The AMTS unit has in turn entered into partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Centre of Bits and Atoms, the founders of the concept, to roll out 10 FabLabs across South Africa.Other FabLabs around the country are located at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria, in Soshanguve (north of Pretoria), Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom in the North West province.Access to technologyAccording to Hanekom, the launch of such FabLabs across the country will put the country further along on the path towards achieving growth targets to accomplish the full impact of the infrastructure.He said it was important to make communities aware of the support and services available at the FabLabs, as they not only offer access to technology, but there is staff assistance in the development of design ideas, while there is fee applicable for users, opening up numerous possibilities to crafters and innovative designers.There are currently FabLabs in various countries around the world such as India, Costa Rica and Ghana to developed nations such as Norway.“The FabLab programme is a strategic intervention which provides appropriate skills development and infrastructure for entrepreneurs to develop new products that can be tested and modified in the market place according to customer needs,” Hanekom said.With regard to the establishment of the Northern Cape Fablab, he said there was the potential for not only job creation, but also the development of competitive small enterprises, the provision of enabling infrastructure for innovators and most importantly skills development.“Many of the young learners who have visited our FabLabs in the other four provinces have used the fabrication tools to develop many useful products,” Hanekom said.“These include a community based alarm system to warn fellow neighbours in distress, the alarm also indicates their location to enable emergency services easy access. There was also a disposable and affordable thermometer which can be used by anyone at home and disposed of without the hazardous risk associated with mercury based thermometers.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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SA to phase out inefficient bulbs by 2016

first_imgThe total global greenhouse gas emissions accrued to lighting electricity consumption was estimated by the IEA in 2005 at approximately 8% of world emissions, or 70% of world passenger vehicle emissions. He said the aim of achieving a global phase-out of ordinary light bulbs by 2016 was not only possible but “infinitely doable”. South Africa’s power supply is under pressure from a growing economy, and this would be greatly mitigated by the phasing out of incandescent lamps, allowing the electricity saved to be directed to other social pressing needs. UNEP executive director Achim Steiner told reporters the move would allow South Africa to electrify over four-million more homes with the power saved from phasing out incandescent light bulbs. There has been criticism around the health hazards of the mercury used in CFLs, which complicates their disposal. The en.lighten Initiative will support countries in setting up legislation and sustainable end-of-life approaches for spent lamps. Over 25 developing countries from four continents have joined the partnership, with Uruguay becoming the first nation to support the initiative in August this year. Move towards efficient lighting Incandescent lamps have already been phased out, or are scheduled to be phased out, in most OECD countries, as well as Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Vietnam and other developing countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that in 2007 the total electricity consumption due to lighting was at 2 650 terawatt-hours – representing almost 19% of the global electricity consumption. Up to 95% of the energy emitted by incandescent lamps is in the form of heat and only 5% light, making their efficiency inherently low. They also only last around 1 000 hours, which is significantly shorter than energy-saving lamps, which can last up to 12 000 hours. 8 December 2011 Energy saving alternatives However, over 130 countries still market inefficient incandescent lamps. “Lack of awareness about the energy-saving and financial benefits of efficient lamps is a key deterrent for their market penetration in developing countries,” UNEP said. Meanwhile, research shows that, using current economic and energy efficiency trends, it is projected that global demand for artificial light will be 60% higher by 2030 if no switch to efficient lighting occurs. SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Almost 20% of global consumption South Africa will be working with UNEP to share lessons learned with other African countries willing to phase out incandescent light bulbs, said Energy Minister Dipuo Peters. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are also becoming more prevalent in the market. They do not contain mercury and have other advantages such as longer life, warm light colour similar to incandescent lamps, and low heat generation. A principal, readily available alternative lighting solution comes in the form of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Unlike older incandescent light bulbs, CFLs produce an equivalent amount of light using 75% less energy. They also last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. The move, announced on the sidelines of the UN climate summit in Durban on Wednesday, is linked to the global en.lighten Initiative by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which is aimed at helping countries combat climate change through the transition to energy-efficient lighting. “We encourage all countries that have not yet phased out inefficient lighting to join the UNEP Global partnership and work with us to move towards an efficient lighting world to mitigate climate change,” Peters said. “Fast-tracking more energy-efficient lighting is without a doubt one of the ‘low hanging fruit’, offering not only emissions savings but also cost savings to a company or a household budget,” Steiner said in Durban. South Africa is to phase out all incandescent light bulbs and replace them with energy-efficient ones by 2016, making it the first African country to undertake a comprehensive national transition away from inefficient lighting.last_img read more

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Find the Keys, Find the Treasure – Das Vergessene Portal (GC3HWBE) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgIn the forest near Baden- Wϋrttemberg, Germany lies a doorway that supposedly leads to vast hidden treasures. But to get the find for this treasure, you’re going to have to put in some work. Das Vergessene Portal (The Forgotten Portal) (GC3HWBE) will test your puzzle-solving skills as well as your patience.Das Vergessene PortalThe geocache owner die wilden crossies had this to say about creating this difficulty 2.5 terrain 3 geocache, “You start with a not-too-difficult puzzle, have an idea for a good history, some craft talent and some mechanic operations for the ‘wow-effect.’”He then drew inspiration from exciting, treasure-hunting movies like “The Goonies” and “Indiana Jones” to create an entire history for this geocache. The description tells the story of a castle that once existed near the portal. During a ferocious battle, residents of the castle secured a large treasure within the portal and locked it with two locks. Now, the treasure can only be recovered by deciphering the code and using the correct keys to open the portal.Frau Potter, from Geocaching HQ, had the opportunity to find this geocache during a trip to Germany. In her log, she writes, “This geocache is very inventive and exciting. We had some trouble, but thankfully some local experts were there to help us along.” Another geocacher to log find the geocache was dieroes, who wrote in their log (translated from German), “From the first log it was clear, this was something special. We had high expectations on the way and were not disappointed…Many, many thanks to the owner for this great work!”Geocaching staffer Tiffany and one of our amazing volunteer reviewers, Don Rocbeer, try to find the correct keys.While geocachers  may not find gold and gems hidden by ancient castle-dwellers, the real treasure is the satisfaction of solving the puzzle and adding another smiley to your Geocaching profile. “I wanted to give pleasure to all the geocachers who will discover the forgotten portal,”die wilden crossies said. With a creative backstory, an inventive geocache container and an intriguing puzzle—we think he succeeded. Have you come across a geocache with an amazing story? Tell us about it in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAuburn Sea (GC3QGYZ) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 3, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Arrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2013In “Community”Top Five Tips for Creating a World-Class GeocacheJuly 11, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”last_img read more

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Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks

first_imgHorford had 27 points and nine rebounds, held league scoring leader Giannis Antetokounmpo in check for longstretches and sank back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third quarter as the Celtics beat the Bucks 96-89 on Thursday night.“He was great on both ends of the floor,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He guarded Giannis a large part of the night and I thought did a great job on him and then he obviously hit the big 3s.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTS SEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKyrie Irving added 24 points and seven assists for Boston, which avenged a loss to Milwaukee in Boston earlier this month.The game was played at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly known as the MECCA, which served as the Bucks’ home from 1968 until the team moved into the Bradley Center in 1988. The Bucks chose to play one game this season at the 11,000-seat arena to mark the team’s 50th anniversary. The Bucks will move into a new arena next season. Antetokounmpo had 28 points. Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 apiece.Antetokounmpo, who came into the game leading the league with nearly 37 points per game, scored just 11 in the first half before matching that total in the third quarter as the Bucks built a seven-point lead midway through the period.“(Antetokounmpo) is a guy that wills his way to the paint, and the big challenge for me was to stay between him and the basket and make him shoot over me,” Horford said.Horford held Antetokounmpo in check until the third quarter.“In the first half, I couldn’t make plays for my team because there was a lot of people in the paint,” Antetokounmpo said. “In the second half, things opened up a little bit. I was trying to be aggressive and make something happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo leaps for a dunk but is fouled by Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to play a game in the aging arena where the team got its start to celebrate the franchise’s half-century in existence.Al Horford and the Boston Celtics spoiled the party.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Celtics grabbed control in the fourth, building a 12-point lead midway through the period before Tony Snell sank back-to-back 3-pointers, bringing the capacity crowd to its feet and forcing a timeout. The Celtics quickly built the lead back to double digits, but the Bucks briefly rallied again. Brogdon’s layup brought Milwaukee within five points with just under 4 minutes remaining but the Bucks would get no closer.The Celtics jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the first quarter and led 28-23 after the period, led by Irving’s nine points. The Bucks led 44-43 at the half on a late running dunk by Middleton. Irving had 16first-half points.TIP-INSCeltics: G Marcus Smart, who sat out the previous two games with a sprained left ankle, returned to action, scoring eight points in 26 minutes. … F Daniel Theis made his first career start.Bucks: Brogdon returned after missing one game with a left ankle sprain. … DeAndre Liggins received a technical foul after blocking Terry Rozier’s shot, then standing over him after he fell to the floor.RETURN TO THE MECCAThe game was played on a replica of the colorful MECCA court, designed by pop artist Robert Indiana in 1977. “It’s a little cozy,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said of the arena.Stevens made several trips to the arena while coaching in college at Butler University, a one-time Horizon League member along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which plays its home games there. “It’s fun to be part of these types of games, when you talk about the history of this building and what it has meant to Milwaukee and the NBA,” Stevens said.The Bucks wore uniforms designed after those from their inaugural season in 1968. Jon McGlocklin, known as “Mr. Buck,” addressed the crowd before the game. McGlocklin played on the first team, scored the first basket in team history and started on the 1971 championship squad. He’s a long-time television analyst for the team.ARENA ACCOLADES“It was great to see the intimacy of those seats out there, as well as the fans kind of being right on top of us,” Irving said.Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, who was born two years after Milwaukee played its last game at the arena, enjoyed the experience. “It was a cool experience playing here and hearing a lot of stories from local people in Milwaukee when they attended games here.”Milwaukee center John Henson described the conditions on the court as “chilly,” but he appreciated the opportunity, nonetheless. “I thought the floor was nice. It was cool just to see the colors.”UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Miami on Saturday night.Bucks: Visit Atlanta on Sunday to start a six-game road trip. 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NYC/SOO Highlights On YouTube

first_imgHighlights from the 2012 X-Blades National Youth Championships and State of Origin Series can be found on the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. There are plenty of match highlights as well as Plays of the Day and stay tuned to see highlights from the event’s Player of the Series award winners. RJ Media were on hand to film game two of the Men’s and Women’s State of Origin series and put together this fantastic clip as a preview, which can be seen below. To visit the TFA YouTube channel, please click on the link below:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksNYC/SOO Highlightslast_img read more

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9 months agoChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: VAR killing match atmos

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: VAR killing match atmosby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he’s no fan of VAR.The Blues lost the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal at Tottenham due to the intervention of technology.Sarri said: “The problem is not the referee or one or the other. The problem is they are not ready to use VAR.”They use the system for the first time in the League Cup so they need only to get used to using the system. I don’t like the VAR but it is only my opinion.”We risk changing the atmosphere in the stadium. You score but have to wait for 30 seconds to celebrate. It is negative for the atmosphere in the stadium.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoInter Milan coach Conte: We must stay grounded

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte: We must stay groundedby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they’re not getting carried away with their start to the season.Inter meet Lazio tonight.He said, “Tomorrow will be a very difficult match against a very strong team with a clear identity.“They’ve been protagonists in recent years and their Coppa Italia victory is a testament to the work done by the club and the Coach. For us, that’s more proof.“I see proclamations and easy situations. After only four games, we’re already talking about this and that.“I have the right experience to say that this was done deliberately to give us some stab wounds.“We’ll have to be good at keeping our feet on the ground because it won’t be easy. There are two teams: Napoli weren’t backed but are very strong.“Juventus are very, very strong. After that, we begin to consider the others, including Inter.” last_img read more

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Video: Auburn Offensive Line Coach J.B. Grimes At 1st Practice Days After Cancer Surgery

first_imgAuburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes at practice days after cancer surgery.YouTube/Phillip MarshallOffensive line coaches are known to be tough, but Auburn’s J.B. Grimes is taking things to the next level. Grimes had surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, and was present today as the Tigers held their first practice of the season. AL.com‘s Brandon Marcello has more:The veteran assistant coach underwent surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, according to the school’s official website. His lymph nodes were also removed as a precaution.…Grimes didn’t slow down much during the first 20 minutes of practice open to reporters. He could be seen giving individual instruction and leading offensive line drills at the indoor facility. “I will not miss practice,” Grimes told AuburnTigers.com Tuesday. “I’m strong. I’ll recover.” Here’s video of Grimes at practice today: We’re very happy to hear that everything went well, and wish Grimes a quick recovery.[AL.com]last_img read more

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