Mourinho: ‘Chelsea Fans Aren’t Plastic? Don’t Make Me Laugh!’

first_imgDISCLAIMER: Like Manchester City’s Premier League title challenge this season, don’t take the video above too seriously!talkSPORT’s famous funny interviews are back, featuring the great and the good of the Premier League, plus some heavily edited questions.Listen to Jose Mourinho ‘discuss’ allegations that Chelsea’s fans are plastic, plus Frank Lampard’s verdict on City v his old club.Then there’s Louis van Gaal and Wayne Rooney talking maths and orgies, Tim Sherwood confirming that everything is working downstairs and Steve Bruce without any trousers.last_img read more

Leicester 0-0 Southampton (6-5 on pens): Foxes into Carabao Cup quarter-finals

first_imgIt was harsh on Southampton, who had the better chances to win the tie during 90 minutes. But Leicester progressed in the tie rearranged in the wake of the helicopter crash which killed chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Danny Simpson and Fousseni Diabate were handed their first starts of the season as two of nine changes made by Leicester boss Claude Puel. Just Jonny Evans and Demarai Gray retained their places in the starting line-up from Saturday’s Premier League draw at Brighton.Southampton manager Mark Hughes made five changes from the team that lost at Fulham at the weekend as Angus Gunn, Yan Valery, Jack Stephens, Jannick Vestergaard and Michael Obafemi replaced Alex McCarthy, Cedric Soares, Wesley Hoedt, Gabbiadini and Charlie Austin. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Jamie Vardy hushes the crowd having scored his penalty. 4 gameday cracker It was clear from the outset that Valery, who along with Obafemi was making his full debut for Saints, was in for a busy evening as Gray looked lively down the left and Leicester began on the front foot, putting Southampton under early pressure with a couple of corners.Saints survived and grew into the tie and created a good opening midway through the first half when Ward had to be quickly off his line to block Obafemi’s effort with his feet.Southampton slowly assumed control, making Leicester defend for long periods, although without troubling Ward. 4 Leicester’s best moment came with 10 minutes remaining. Gray ran beyond Steven Davis and Soares before flashing a shot narrowly wide from 20 yards which had Gunn worried.Southampton thought they had broken the deadlock when a weaving run from Redmond was finished off by Davis, but the goal was ruled out by VAR after Redmond was adjudged to have handled the ball. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 4 Leicester City players run from the halfway line to celebrate with game-winner Danny Ward. REVEALED shining REAL DEAL REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star tense Leicester City players celebrate winning their Carabao Cup clash with Southampton. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Jamie Vardy, captain for the night with Wes Morgan only on the bench, endured a frustrating first half but almost caught a lucky break in injury time. He got in behind the defence and his cut-back from the byline was nearly steered into his own net by Vestergaard, but to his relief the ball drifted wide of the post.Nathan Redmond turned Caglar Soyuncu and Simpson inside out on a mazy run into the penalty area and his shot struck the underside of the crossbar. Obafemi was unable to turn in the rebound on the half-volley from close range.Shortly afterwards, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s effort from the edge of the box brought a decent save from Ward. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Manolo Gabbiadini looks dejected as he applauds travelling supporters following his spot-kick miss. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Latest Premier League Stories There was still time for another VAR review at the other end when Evans went down under a challenge but no penalty was awarded.A superb fingertip save from Ward to divert Gabbiadini’s late free-kick on to the crossbar ensured the tie went to penalties, when Ward was the hero again – denying Gabbiadini once more. whoops huge blow Leicester City reached the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after they beat Southampton on penalties following a goalless draw at the King Power Stadium.There were 10 successful kicks before Danny Ward saved Manolo Gabbiadini’s attempt with Foxes midfielder Nampalys Mendy then scoring to put them into the last eight, where they will host Manchester City on December 18.last_img read more

Geeks Try Google Wave, Have Mixed Feelings

first_imgGoogle Wave is one of the most-hyped new product launches in recent memory, but now that thousands of lucky people are getting to try it out – early reactions are mixed. If the hard-core geeks aren’t sure if they like it, that could spell serious trouble for mainstream adoption.Robert Scoble, Steve Rubel and Louis Gray are three tech blogger geeks that love to use new tools and all got to test Google’s new real-time communication platform Wave today. It’s possible that when the rush is over the Wave experience will seem less overwhelming, but the kinds of initial reactions these three had aren’t good.We’ve covered Wave extensively in the weeks leading up to today, Frederic Lardinois has been covering this beat and wrote up his initial impressions earlier this summer. We must confess though that few members of our team have received an invite to the live app. They are slowly trickling in, through “nominations” and delayed invites, but I thought I’d share some other writers’ initial reactions below, followed by some general observations about the challenges of a real-time communication experience.For a good introduction to Google Wave, see enthusiast hacker Gina Trapani’s Wave Highlight Reel.Steve Rubel summarizes his thoughts like this:I have had a Google Wave sandbox account since late July. It’s slick to be sure. However, what I keep asking myself is this: what problem does it solve? In many ways it’s overly complex. In fact it’s too complex for the era of the Attention Crash where all of us, especially knowledge workers, are crying for simplicity.Robert Scoble is not a fan:I just got my Google Wave invite. No, I’m already out, so I can’t send one to you, sorry. But this service is way overhyped and as people start to use it they will realize it brings the worst of email and IM together: unproductivity.See, the first thing you notice is that you can see people chatting live in Google Wave. That’s really cool if you are working on something together, like a spreadsheet or a Word document.But it’s a productivity sink if you are trying to just communicate with other people. It also ignores the productivity gains that we’ve gotten from RSS feeds, Twitter, and FriendFeed.Louis Gray has a long, detailed review that concludes like this:I would bet that after the initial surge of curiosity, normal conversations and information exchange will eventually take over, so this initial spike may be an exception rather than the new rule. But if you’re diving into this new technology, expect to be exerting a lot of energy to stay on top of it, because messaging just got accelerated.Have you had a chance to try Wave yet? We have high hopes for the Real-Time Web in general, but in the many conversations we’ve been having with other companies in this broad market one concern has loomed large: user experience. Wave is an ambitious effort and is technically impressive, but user experience, strategic content filtering and concurrent/complimentary use of static information display are all important as well. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#NYT#Product Reviews#Real-Time Web#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Yes, Bill Gates Wants Better Condoms. But It’s No Joke

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting brian proffitt Let’s get all the snickering out of the way first: yes, Bill Gates is funding condom research. But the reasoning behind the new initiative is more important than improving awkward experiences by the glow of the dashboard light: this is about saving lives and enhancing quality of life in developing nations.First off, it’s not just Bill Gates that’s funding the research: the proposed initial funding of $100,000 is being provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has a well-established record of seeking solutions for health issues that many of us in Western nations take for granted.Condoms are one such issue in developing nations, where they are needed to control transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Their success as a birth control method, which can be a hot button issue in some cultures, is nonetheless undisputed.Cultural issues aside, one of the perceived problems (from the male perspective) is “that condoms decrease pleasure as compared to no condom, creating a trade-off that many men find unacceptable, particularly given that the decisions about use must be made just prior to intercourse,” according to the Grand Challenges in Global Health announcement.“Likewise, female condoms can be an effective method for prevention of unplanned pregnancy or HIV infection, but suffer from some of the same liabilities as male condoms, require proper insertion training and are substantially more expensive than their male counterparts,” the program added.To help solve the problem, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 in initial funding (and up to $1 million) for anyone who can come up with the “next generation condom.”“We are looking for a Next Generation Condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use. Additional concepts that might increase uptake include attributes that increase ease-of-use for male and female condoms, for example better packaging or designs that are easier to properly apply. In addition, attributes that address and overcome cultural barriers are also desired,” according to the Challenge.Issues like this, which carry various ranges of cultural taboos, depending on your stance, are nothing new for the Foundation. Last August, the Foundation announced the winners of its $100,000 prize to come up with a better toilet. The lack of proper sanitation facilities is a huge problem for billions, and coming up with a cheap and effective means of waste disposal was important enough to weather the inevitable jokes.There is little doubt that reactions to this latest health initiative will contain similar jokes, because birth control is outside a lot of people’s comfort zones. But there are also serious cultural and theological issues to keep in mind as well, more so than the sanitation program ever started. It will be interesting to see if there can really be a solution that can beat this challenge. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#health#Sex Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Para athletes seek public help for funding through ‘Alay Para Atleta’

first_img“Alay Para Atleta” is expected to be launched at around July to August.“We cannot just sit back and hope that things will happen. We have to be proactive, help the government to support sports as a whole, especially sports for people with disabilities. We can’t just let the government do all the spending and supporting us. We need the private sector and the Filipino to come out and support the paralympic movement to help them in the long run, and I hope this call to arms will generate the enthusiasm and provide inspiration to come around and help the cause,” said Barredo.Athletes of the PPC-PHILSPADA have their sights set on the 9th ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this September, the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, the 10th ASEAN Para Games in Manila, and the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.Also in attendance in the summit were Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco, Paralympic bronze medalists Josephine Medina and Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, swimmer Ernie Gawilan, and representatives from the Philippine Sports Commission.ADVERTISEMENT The social media-based drive, which is seeking to get help from the masses, is a nationwide campaign that encourages the general public to participate in the paralympic movement via a P50 annual contribution through mobile phone access.“It will be digital, social media-based to help us. We’re targeting P1 million for the people to buy in to the paralympic movement, which will fund research, hiring professionals, so that we can help the athletes more,” said Barredo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMobile donations can be made through texting “ALAYPARA (amount)” to 3456, where the public can donate from P10 to P500.Also, Information Gateway will release Juan2Run mobile game, reminiscent to the popular app “Temple Run,” with proceeds from downloading the app going to benefit PPC-PHILSPADA. LATEST STORIES Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ravena: Chooks-Pilipinas raring to bask in 3×3 limelight Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire PPC-PHILSPADA president Mike Barredo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIn hopes of gathering more for sports for disabled athletes, the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) is set to launch “Alay Para Atleta” program.PPC-PHILSPADA president Mike Barredo announced the development Friday during the First Philippine Para Sports Summit at Microtel by Wyndham in Quezon City.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

TURKS CAICOS ISLANDS SET TO BENEFIT FROM MORE UK FUNDS

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, DECEMBER 1, 2013- More funding for the Turks and Caicos Islands…An article published by the Governor’s Office divulged that the TCI will be benefitting from a £2 million fund from the UK made available through the Darwin fund which is expected to service environmental projects in all UK Overseas territories over the next two years. Almost £200 000 is set for the ‘Caicos Pine Forests’ project which is a mitigation for climate change and invasive species that runs jointly with the TCI government, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and other international partners. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TCI House Member Connolly slams social media rumors says she not joining

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJanuary 3, 2018 – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Rumors about Josephine Connolly joining the Opposition Progressive National Party are unfounded and considered malicious mischief by the second All Island member, Hon Josephine Connolly.Mrs. Connolly, who is a People’s Democratic Movement parliamentarian today responded to Magnetic Media queries on the validity of the rumor which emerged mere hours before a Progressive National Party press conference at 3pm on Tuesday, set at Prestigious Properties and led by the Leader of the Opposition, (PNP) Hon. Washington Misick.The PNP Press Conference came in response to Magnetic Media questions on the beach access issue which took center stage at the start of the New Year in the Turks and Caicos.Hon Misick early this morning informed that the PNP would hold a press conference to address the controversy, saying, “I believe this issue is potentially explosive and requires leadership… Royal and I would like to call a meeting of the press this evening to speak to the Taylor Bay issue..”  he said to our news organisation.Two hours before, the social media rumor mill churned out an item which said Josephine Connolly was to join that media meeting of the Progressive National Party to announce her allegiance to the PNP; the rumor added that Connolly would be the Opposition Party’s leader in one year.Connolly denied the rumor and told us that she would not be at the PNP Press Conference, that she was at her office working and surmised that the rumor likely emerged to take the spotlight from other national political failures.“…this is crazy and wicked,” Connolly said in characterisation of the information.A reported fall-out and subsequent Cabinet shake-up, where Hon Josephine Connolly was fired as the Education, Youth and Sports Minister in the PDM Administration continues to be unsettled.In 2017, it led to several vehement, vicious and shameful social media rows between supporters of the country’s two leading ladies:  Sharlene Robinson, who is the most popular 2016 General Election candidate, and Josephine Connolly who came a close second in the 2016 polls.The PNP press conference is over.  Josephine Connolly was not there.  However, LOO, Washington Misick did say if Connolly wanted to join the PNP, she would be “welcomed with open arms.”last_img read more

Visa lifeline for IT US H1B premium visa processing is back on

first_imgUS Citizenship and Immigration ServicesReutersAfter almost six months, there comes some relief for Indian techies who want to fly to the US on work visas. The US has resumed fast processing of H-1B work visas in all categories subject to Congress-mandated limit, Mint reported.Earlier, the US administration temporarily suspended visa issuance to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas which are popular among Indian IT professionals.Back in June, US Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta called for increasing minimum salaries of foreign workers on H-1B visas from the existing $60,000 to at least $80,000.”Congress has not updated that $60,000 threshold over time. If Congress were to update that simply for inflation, it would bring it up to well over $80,000, and many, if not most of the situations like you have identified would be eliminated because they would be below that $60,000 threshold,” Acosta told members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labour, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing on Monday for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap of 65,000, Mint reported, quoting a media release.Premium processing has also been resumed for the annual 20,000 additional petitions which are set aside to hire workers with US higher educational degrees, the USCIS release said.After Donald Trump came to power as president of the United States, his narratives like ‘Buy American, Hire American’ have led to a decline in the number of Indians entering the US. The number of Indians in the US who are currently searching for jobs in India has surged 10 times between December 2016 and March 2017, according to research firm Deloitte.The technology companies depend on H-1B visas to hire tens of thousands of employees each year. Employees work at their desks inside IT company Tech Mahindra office building in Noida in the outskirts of New Delhi March 18, 2013.Reuters fileIndian IT companies like HCL, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Cognizant, Wipro and Infosys send thousands of workers to the US every year, mostly due to low labour costs. This crackdown has led to an uncertain future for engineers working in the US and potential aspirants hoping to make it to that country.While visiting India, last month, Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers said taking people from India to the US on work visas to take advantage of lower labour arbitrage may be a mistake.”You can’t go in and take a whole bunch of H-1B visas and displace American workers for a lower cost. That is just a mistake. The jobs which are being created have to be created in both countries. It is not a win-lose (situation); both the countries can have dramatic job creation by working together,” Chambers said.”Premium processing remains temporarily suspended for all other H-1B petitions, such as extensions of stay,” the USCIS said, adding that it plans to resume premium processing for all other remaining H-1B petitions not subject to the fiscal 2018 cap, as agency workloads permit.H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.last_img read more