Late Goal Defeats Drake Men’s Soccer At Evansville

first_imgStory Links Evansville grabbed an early lead with a goal in the first minutes of the match. Logan Muck scored his first goal of the season in the fifth minute (4:28) after his teammate Waever sent a cross into the box that Muck slotted in the top shelf for a 1-0 lead. EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville converted a late goal to defeat the Drake University men’s soccer team, 2-1, Saturday evening in Evansville.”A tough result to accept as I thought our performance deserved more,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “We didn’t start the game well and conceded a poor goal early in the game which is uncharacteristic for our team. I was proud of our response to the early goal as the performance for the rest of the game was very good. After we tied the game up we created more than enough chances to win the game but needed to be more ruthless in front of goal and finished the game off. We were undone by one action in the final minutes of the game because we missed an assignment that we should have dealt. There are lessons to be learned tonight and we have to use it get better for the game against NIU on Tuesday.” at Northern Ilinois 10/16/2018 – 7 PM Preview The Purple Aces’ Adam Snow found the net in the 89th minute to give Evansville (3-5-5, 1-1-1 MVC) the home win. Snow tapped in the service from teammate Simon Waever for his first goal the season. The score came on one of four shots the Aces unleashed in the final six minutes. Drake goalkeeper Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario) stopped two of those shots as part of his seven saves in the match. Next Game: Drake (6-4-1, 1-1-1 MVC) had several shots in the final minutes of the half as it pushed for the equalizer. Senior Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.), who missed the past two matches due to injury, just missed right before the end as his shot went high. Sophomore Ryan Johnston (West Des Moines, Iowa) had multiple shots in the first 45 minutes. The goal ended nearly 30 minutes of scoreless play after Drake’s Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) evened the score at 1-1 with his fourth goal of the season in the 58th minute. The goal was one of Enna’s two shots on frame on the evening on four total shots to lead the Bulldogs’ attack. Live Stats PDF Box Score Following Saturday’s game, Drake plays its final non-conference match Oct. 16 at Northern Illinois. First kick in DeKalb, Ill. is scheduled for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

Orange Farm gets connected

first_img19 July 2005From a group of brick buildings surrounded by clusters of shacks, a number of community members are trying to take Orange Farm in Johannesburg from a low-tech informal settlement to a centre of modern technology.The Orange Farm ICT Hub is housed in the settlement’s library. Through it, 15 community members have already been trained to use computers for office and administrative purposes.The hub forms part of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector support programme in the City of Johannesburg’s department of economic development, marketing and tourism.Centre Manager Aubrey Cwathi has been at the hub since its inception. He had basic computer skills to begin with, which he has been able to expand through working at the centre.The hub is promoted mainly through leaflets distributed to community members, by posters and by word-of-mouth.“There are two three-hour classes daily, from Monday to Thursday,” Cwathi says.Computer literateMost of those who completed the six-month course have matriculated, but would like to become computer literate and increase their chances of finding employment.According to Kabelo Mphafi, operations manager for poverty alleviation in Johannesburg’s Region 11, the hub also secured a sponsorship from US firm Computer Science Corporation to assist with items like furniture, stationery, office equipment and projectors.“We want to create a professional environment within the Orange Farm ICT Hub, to make it totally different from what you will see outside the centre,” said Douglas Cohen, the programme’s consultant at the Council.James Sekhonyane, who has been a trainer at the hub since December 2004, says students are taught various skills, from a basic introduction to computers and using Microsoft Office, to using the internet and learning about desktop publishing.“We are also working towards getting accreditation from the Isett seta [information systems, electronics and telecommunications technologies sector training and education authority],” he said.Wireless Internet and VoIPIn a boost for the hub, one of the country’s major internet service providers, Internet Solutions, has decided to use it as a test bed for wireless internet and voice over internet protocol (VoIP).VoIP is a technology that allows voice to be sent using an internet connection rather than the telephony technology now being used. This could lead to cheaper calls.Internet Solutions has decided to erect a base station at the hub that will provide connectivity to centres located within a 15km radius.A company report states: “Initially five separate locations within Orange Farm will be connected back to the base station to provide internet connectivity and VoIP services to PCs and phones at these locations.”Those members of the community who help run the centre are excited about the prospects that such a development will bring.Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Sean Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton reacts to a call during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NEW ORLEANS — Sean Payton was glassy-eyed, calm and shrugged his shoulders at times, seemingly resigned to New Orleans’ bitter fate — as unfair as he thought it was.And the Saints coach said NFL executives he spoke with by phone after a 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams agreed with him that officials on the field missed two obvious penalties on one late, game-turning play that might have prevented the Saints from advancing to the Super Bowl.ADVERTISEMENT “Certainly I’m not going to complain about the way it was officiated, but I thought it was a competitive play,” McVay said. “I thought they let the guys compete within the framework of the rules and that’s part of what NFL football is about.”Had a flag been thrown, the Saints would have run the clock down to the final seconds before setting up a short field goal try clinch the franchise’s second NFC title, Payton said. Instead, the Saints had to try the kick with more than 1:40 left — enough time for the Rams to drive for a tying field goal. The game then went to overtime, when an interception by Rams safety John Johnson III set up Greg Zuerline’s 57-yard game-winning field goal.“We’ll probably never get over it,” Payton added.Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who at age 40 is running out of chances to get to a Super Bowl, said it was “tough to swallow” the non-call.“Plenty of times throughout the season, there’s calls that go against you, go for you,” Brees said. “But obviously in a situation like that where it seemed like everybody in the world saw it, it’s tough.”Both Payton and Brees suggested that the way the call tarnished the result of a conference title game could stimulate discussion about widening replays to look at reviewing certain penalties committed at certain points of the game, as has happened in the NBA.“There’s just too much at stake,” Payton said. “And listen, it’s a hard job for those guys. It’s happening fast. But I don’t know if there was ever a more obvious pass interference.“We all want to get it right, right? We’ve got plenty of technology to speed things up,” Payton added. “Look, I’m on the competition committee. So, hopefully that provides a voice. I hope no other team has to lose a game the way we lost that one today, though. We were in position. … We’d be on our knee for three plays and — it’s disappointing.”Brees said he expects the NFL’s replay rules to “constantly evolve as they try to make this game batter and try to make sure that it is as fair as possible.”“There’s a lot happening out there and it happens very, very fast,” Brees said. “Obviously, if they were replaying pass interference or if somebody got hit early before the ball got there, then I’m sure that would have been reviewed today — and it would been found that that was P.I. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Dwayne Wade Day: Marquette gets in on the ‘Last Dance’ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I bounced up looking for a flag and didn’t see one, so I was kind of shocked about that,” Lewis said. “I saw what everybody else saw.“You all feel like it was obvious? There it is. Everybody knows it was obvious,” Lewis added. “I don’t know what else to say about it.”Even Robey-Coleman seemed surprised.“Came to the sideline, looked at the football gods and was like, ‘Thank you,’” Robey-Coleman said. “I got away with one tonight.”Rams coach Sean McVay, now headed to his first Super Bowl at age 32, was less inclined to scrutinize the call publicly.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “It’s easy to sit here and criticize. I’m sure that because of this, as a result of this, I’m sure there will be a lot of talk about potentially reviewing penalties,” Brees added. “Just like all the reviews that go up in the booth inside of two minutes. Maybe that’s something that will happen in regards to certain penalties as well that are game-changing penalties, which obviously that was today.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Officials could have called pass interference and helmet-to-helmet contact on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman as he flattened Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on an incomplete pass inside the Rams 10-yard line with 1:45 left in a tie game. The play occurred in close range of two officials along the sideline who never pulled out their flags.NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron “couldn’t believe” no penalty call was called on the play, Payton said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It’s tough to get over it,” Payton said. “My problem with it is, I just don’t know, if we were playing pickup football in the backyard … it was as obvious a call — and how two guys can look at that and arrive at their decision? It happened though.”As anger-infused, full-throated boos rained down relentlessly from the Superdome stands, replays on the stadium’s expansive video screens clearly showed Robey-Coleman’s high hit occurring before Drew Brees’ pass toward the right sideline arrived at the spot where Lewis might have tried to make a play on the ball if he weren’t being knocked to the turn. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

Report: Bayern 3 Leverkusen 1

first_imgArjen Robben scored a stunner as Bayern Munich came from behind to claim a 3-1 victory over Bundesliga strugglers Bayer Leverkusen, who were reduced to 10 men late on.Wendell’s fifth-minute penalty put Leverkusen ahead at the Allianz Arena, with referee Tobias Welz having ordered the spot-kick to be retaken after Kevin Volland had missed his initial effort.Bayern quickly equalised through Corentin Tolisso, however, and the hosts took the lead when Robben sensationally volleyed home in the 19th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! James Rodriguez wrapped up the three points a minute from time to maintain Bayern’s winning start, after any hopes of a Leverkusen comeback bad been ended by a red card for substitute Karim Bellarabi.140 – @ArjenRobben scored his 140th goal for @FCBayernEN in all competitions, which makes him the 7th best goal scorer for Bayern equalling Giovane #Elber. Machine. #FCBB04 pic.twitter.com/n6Mb3KGi5Q— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 15, 2018Controversy reigned early on when Leverkusen were awarded a penalty after Thiago Alcantara handled, but Manuel Neuer pulled off a superb double stop to deny Volland from the spot-kick and resulting rebound.Those saves would count for nothing, though, as the referee insisted that the penalty be retaken due to encroachment and Wendell made no mistake with his attempt.Leverkusen’s lead was short-lived, however, Tolisso restoring parity in the ninth minute as he bundled his way through and steered a clever finish high into the right corner.Bayern soon had the lead, with Robben latching on to a poor clearance before unleashing a wicked volley that dipped in over Lukas Hradecky, although Bayern were dealt a blow when Tolisso was forced off with a knee injury.Leverkusen were toyed with for much of the second half and Bellarabi, only just on as a substitute, let his frustration get the better of him when he lunged in on Rafinha with 10 minutes remaining and rightly saw red.And Bayern made their numerical advantage count, James heading in from Thiago’s cross to add further gloss to a comfortable victory, before having another effort ruled out for offside. What it means: Bayern roll on under KovacIt has been a perfect start for Niko Kovac, whose Bayern side have easily overcome every challenge thrown their way so far. Leverkusen, meanwhile, are rooted to the foot of the table without a point.Pat on the back: Evergreen Robben imperiousWhile Leverkusen star Julian Brandt failed to shine, Robben reigned supreme down the same flank, capping his performance off with another memorable goal – his 97th in the Bundesliga and 140th for Bayern in all competitions.Boot up the backside: Volland’s goal drought continuesVolland scored 14 Bundesliga goals last term, but is still in search of his first this season. The striker’s penalty was poor, and to make matters worse he failed to beat Neuer from point-blank range on the rebound.Key Opta stats150 – Manuel Neuer has won his 150th Bundesliga Game, the fastest player in @FCBayernEN history to do so. Winner. #FCBB04 pic.twitter.com/mi9XHts1iu— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 15, 2018- Bayern have won each of their five games in all competitions under Niko Kovac. Carlo Ancelotti started with 8 wins in a row.- Arjen Robben scored his 140th goal in all competitions for Bayern, the only foreign player with more goals for Bayern is Robert Lewandowski (157 goals). Robben had twice as many shots in the game as opponent Leverkusen (6-3).- Lewandowski made his 200th appearance in all competitions for Bayern, but fired only one shot which was blocked.- For the first time in their Bundesliga history, Leverkusen lost the opening three games.What’s next?Both sides get their respective Champions League and Europa League campaigns up and running next time out. Bayern travel to Benfica, while Leverkusen face Ludogorets. read morelast_img read more

Waqar Younis was a ‘total failure’ as head coach: Kamran Akmal

first_imgPakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has lashed out at former head coach Waqar Younis for causing a lot of damage to the country’s cricket and failing to guide the national side to success during his two separate stints as the head coach.In an interview to a TV channel, Kamran revealed that Waqar’s enthusiasm to ‘experiment’ with the players and sidelining important players had put the Pakistan team lagging behind by two to three years.”With due respect, Waqar was a failure as coach and he caused lot of damage to Pakistan cricket. In his enthusiasm to experiment and sideline established players, he put the national team back by two to three years,”the Dawn quoted Kamran as saying.It should be noted that this is the first time that a current Pakistan player has openly criticised Waqar for being an abject failure in his two separate tenures as head coach in 2010-2011 and 2014- 2016.The wicketkeeper-batsman, who appeared in 53 Tests and 157 ODIs for Pakistan, said that Waqar certainly had issues with some players and that he also had no plans to take the national side forward.”I don’t know the reasons but Waqar certainly had issues with some players. He had no plans on how to take Pakistan forward. An example was when he went to the 2015 World Cup and asked Younis Khan to open the innings and then sidelined Sarfraz Ahmed until late in the tournament,” Kamran said.Although Kamran admitted that Waqar was a great player, he insisted that the fast bowling great was a ‘total failure’ as a coach.advertisement”I can remember Umar Akmal scored a hundred in an Asia Cup match and in the next game he was batting behind Shahid Afridi and others. Waqar no doubt was a great player for Pakistan but as a coach he was a total failure,” he said.Waqar, who was forced to step down after the national side fared poorly in the last World Twenty20 in India in 2016, had criticized Kamran on various occasions besides also questioning his selection in the team.The 35-year-old was recalled to the team for the tour to West Indies earlier this year and Waqar had questioned what was the need of keeping two wicket-keepers in the side.”I have played under different coaches including Bob Woolmer and I can say they used to plan and they used to create a rapport with the players. Waqar insisted on training hard all the time and not having the players also focus on their skills and cricket development was damaging to the team. The best part is that Waqar as coach himself kept two keepers in the side,” Kamran said.last_img read more

Hoop Star Spanoulis Cites Threats

first_imgATHENS – A Greek prosecutor is investigating a complaint Panathinaikos basketball club owner Dimitris Giannakopoulos threatened Olympiacos captain Vassilis Spanoulis.Spanoulis had riled the crowd during his team’s 77-66 victory over Panathinaikos, intensifying the rivalry between Greece’s mortal basketball enemies whose fans hate each other.Spanoulis is due to be called to give evidence this week and will be asked whether he wants to file charges against Giannakopoulos, who is alleged to have threatened the Greece international, as well as his family.The game between the two sides had to be temporarily suspended after Panathinaikos fans spilled onto the court when Spanoulis celebrated after scoring, taunting the Greens crowd which went wild.Giannakopoulos issued a statement saying he acted out of character and that he spoke to Spanoulis to explain what he said and meant.The enmity between the teams and fans runs deep and there have been a number of violent incidents and rowdy games invaded by fans pouring onto the court.Olympiacos played without American forward James Gist, who tested positive for marijuana use and Panathinaikos’ defeat led to the firing of coach Dusko Ivanovic after only ten months. Greek coaches are routinely and rapidly fired unless they deliver quick, dramatic results.Panathinaikos will likely also face a home ban ahead of the playoffs because fans charged onto the court, a common occurrence in games between the teams.Panathinaikos was fined 150,000 euros last month after the fiery Giannakopoulos accused officials of showing bias towards Barcelona in a Euroleague game.Panathinaikos has been bounced from European play while Olympiacos is playing on.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

France Defense Excels in 1-0 Victory over Peru in Group C

first_imgYEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — With all its attacking talent, France proved it also has class in defense.Other coaches might envy Didier Deschamps, who has a forward line bursting with skill, speed and goals. But Peru coach Ricardo Gareca looked at the other end Thursday after his team lost 1-0.“I think France did some outstanding work of defense,” said Gareca, whose team was eliminated while the French advanced to the knockout stage.“Credit needs to be given to France, it’s not that Peru fell short,” Gareca said. “Unlike their other games, France had very strong tactical discipline to neutralize Peru. Something that wasn’t visible in their other matches.”After Peru lost its opening game to Denmark 1-0, it needed a least a point against France to stay in contention following a 36-year absence from the tournament. With striker Paolo Guerrero back in the starting lineup, Peru’s players used any and every opportunity to put France under pressure.It didn’t work.France’s Blaise Matuidi celebrates at the end of the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. France won 1-0. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)Deschamps made two tactical changes for the game, using Olivier Giroud and Blaise Matuidi in the starting line-up. The result upfront was visible. France was more fluid than in the 2-1 victory over Australia and the cooperation between midfielders Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kante with the attackers resulted in a number of scoring opportunities.But when Peru was on a desperate attack, they all were ready to help at the back.It was not just defenders Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Hernandez who were solid for the second straight game.“It doesn’t come only from the French defense,” Deschamps said. “The attacking players did what they had to do. They made an effort for the team to be compact, to work together. It was very important to have very solid defense.”France neutralized Guerrero to a single chance in the first half. But goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who made his 100th international appearance, saved his low shot from close range.In the second half, France kept Peru at a distance, allowing mostly only long range attempts on goal.Even such an offensive ace as Kylian Mbappe, who scored the winning goal in the first half, came to help.“If the team needs it, you need to sacrifice yourself,” Mbappe said. “Today, sometimes we didn’t need to be up the field … this is what I did.”—By KAREL JANICEK , Associated PressFrance’s Paul Pogba, second right comforts Peru’s Anderson Santamaria at the end of the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)France’s Blaise Matuidi jubilates at the end of the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)France’s Blaise Matuidi jubilates at the end of the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Xiaomi kills the Redmi Note 5, to focus more on Redmi 6 Pro

first_imgXiaomi’s Redmi Note series devices have always been the talk of the town for smartphone buyers, with thousands of people looking to grab a share of the handset within a few days of its launch. The Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 4 were extremely successful products, bringing Xiaomi to the forefront of the smartphone industry. Starting 2018, Xiaomi changed its strategy and brought two devices under the Redmi Note branding – the Note 5 and Note 5 Pro.While the Note 5 Pro has gone on to become one of the bestsellers in its segment, the standard Note 5 couldn’t enjoy a similar success and eventually started challenging some of Xiaomi’s other offerings in the portfolio. As a result, Xiaomi has taken the decision to axe the Redmi Note 5 from their lineup.The Redmi Note 5 has been selling alongside the Note 5 Pro for a while. The base version of the standard Note 5 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage retailed for Rs 9,999 while the variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage sold around Rs 11,999. This was a no-bother for the handset until Xiaomi launched the Redmi Y2 in the same price bracket and later added the Redmi 6 Pro to that collection. The Redmi 6 Pro is essence is an improved version of the Redmi Note 5 with better dual rear camera setup and an edge-to-edge display with a notch.Since consumers were essentially getting the newer model for a similar price, the Redmi Note 5 had veered away from popularity in recent times. Hence, it made sense for the company to pull the plug on the handset, eventually focusing on the Redmi 6 Pro and the Redmi Y2 in that segment or now.advertisementThe Redmi 6 Pro uses the same Snapdragon 625 chipset as the Redmi Note 5 and is kept alive by a similar 4000mAh battery. The Redmi Pro sports a 5.8-inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 – thank to the notch on top. It is presently running on MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is awaiting an update to Android Pie as of now. The Redmi 6 Pro is available in two variants – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage costing Rs 10,999 and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage priced at Rs 12,999.ALSO READ | Apple will replace your old iPhone battery for Rs 2,000 until December 31last_img read more