Preston 3-1 NorwichNorwich’s Championship title challenge suffered a hammer blow as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat away at Preston.Goals from Ben Davies, Paul Gallagher and Sean Maguire secured a hard-earned three points for Alex Neil’s side and ended the Canaries’ six-game unbeaten run in the league.Norwich now slip down to second place in the table, with Preston up to 13th as they extended their own unbeaten run to six games with victory at Deepdale.Brentford 1-0 Aston VillaNeal Maupay was the hero once again for Brentford as his curling stoppage-time winner ensured Dean Smith’s return to Griffin Park was an unhappy one.It was a deserved 1-0 victory for the Bees, who had enjoyed roughly 60 per cent possession and created a hatful of chances against a Villa side which struggled to demonstrate a cutting edge.However, the hosts’ dominance looked to be for nothing until Maupay popped up with his 18th league strike of the campaign to maintain their unbeaten record against the Birmingham outfit since their relegation from the Premier League.Ipswich 1-1 DerbyDerby remain in touch with the Sky Bet Championship play-off places after a hard-fought 1-1 draw at bottom club Ipswich.Goals came from former Ipswich player Tom Lawrence in the second minute for the visitors, with Jon Nolan replying for the Suffolk side in the 55th minute.Wigan 0-0 StokeStoke’s Joe Allen was closest to breaking the deadlock as his side played out a drab goalless Sky Bet Championship contest with Wigan at the DW Stadium.Neither side possessed the quality to break the deadlock, although both defended well enough to warrant their point.Stoke came closest to sneaking a winner at the end of the first half, with Allen’s shot taking a deflection off Wigan defender Cedric Kipre, before kissing the outside of the post. 2 Here is a round-up of all the action from Wednesday night’s Championship matches…Leeds 2-1 SwanseaLeeds returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table as they took advantage of Norwich’s defeat at Preston with a 2-1 victory over Swansea.The Swans were left with an improbable task at half-time after goals from birthday boy Pontus Jansson and Jack Harrison had put United in control.Leeds had gone on to win all 13 league games in which they had scored the opening goal this season and that record was never truly under threat despite a period of panic after Oli McBurnie’s late penalty. Leeds are top of the league once again Sheffield United 1-0 MiddlesbroughRichard Stearman was Sheffield United’s unlikely hero as his first goal of the season secured a 1-0 win at home to Middlesbrough as the Blades closed in on the Sky Bet Championship top two.The substitute headed home Oliver Norwood’s cross just past the hour mark to see off a spirited Boro side, who had Daniel Ayala sent off two minutes later, as United showed no ill-effects from their Villa capitulation last Friday night.Reading 2-1 BlackburnReading moved out of the bottom three with a 2-1 win over Blackburn.The Royals took the lead in first-half stoppage time when John Swift fired in – their first shot on target after plenty of Blackburn pressure.Rovers were level with nine minutes later when Amari Bell, at fault for the Reading opener, fired home.But it was Reading’s night as Nelson Oliveira won it in style with a powerful shot five minutes from time. 2 Michael Jacobs of Wigan challenges Moritz Bauer of Stoke
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Yesterday we reported that Vivek Kundra, the first CIO of the U.S. federal government, will leave his post for a fellowship at Harvard. Kundra lead the Data.gov open data project which suffered a massive budget cut, and the White House’s cloud computing initiatives.With the leader of two banner projects for both open data and cloud computing moving on, what does that mean for the future of these technologies?On one hand, data.gov pales in comparison to the U.K.’s open data initiative, and many states are still releasing open data. Meanwhile, the cloud still has a strong advocate in the federal government with chief performance officer Jeffrey Zients. And iCloud may be bringing awareness of cloud computing to whole new levels, even if it does further muddy the definition of cloud computing.On the other hand, there seems to be a growing perception that just putting open data out into the public isn’t enough, and may not be worth the trouble. Meanwhile, high profile failures like the Amazon Web Services outage and the security breaches at Sony may have damaged the public’s perception of the cloud. klint finley
Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz taunts Australia’s Shane Watson with a flying kiss on FridayPakistan paceman Wahab Riaz and Australia all-rounder Shane Watson have been fined for over-stepping the mark during their fiery confrontation in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final.Guptill’s World Record | Fans Break TVsWatson withstood a fierce barrage of pace bowling from a fired-up Wahab in a compelling duel that transfixed the Adelaide Oval crowd for half an hour, bowler goading batsman after almost every short delivery.Dropped in the deep on four, Watson survived to score 64 not out and steer Australia to a six-wicket victory with a place in the semi-finals against India as their prize.”It was an enthralling contest between Shane and Wahab, but in the closing stages of the match both players crossed that fine line between intense competition and unacceptable behaviour, and this resulted in the sanctions,” match referee Ranjan Madugalle said in an ICC statement.Wahab, who finished with figures of 2-54, was fined 50 percent of his match fee for “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting”.Watson, who was docked 15 percent of his fee, was found guilty of the lesser charge of “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” for ignoring the umpire’s warning and speaking to Wahab.
AC Milan coach Gattuso urges Higuain to reject Chelseaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso admits he doesn’t want to lose Gonzalo Higuain.On-loan from Juventus, Higuain is now in talks with Chelsea.”If Gonzalo wasn’t training the way I like to see, then I would not have made the decision to use him in the squad against Sampdoria,” assured Gattuso ahead of their Coppa Italia tie with Sampdoria.“There is gossip around him at this moment, but seeing the way he trains, the effort he puts in and the professionalism with which he treats me, you wouldn’t know.“The rest is down to his brother, his agent and Leonardo. I hope Higuain remains as long as possible, but if that doesn’t happen, then we’ll see. As long as he is here and continues to behave with this level of professionalism, it won’t be a problem for me.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
With the NCAA Tournament finishing up its third round games yesterday, we figured we’d give you another kind of bracket to debate until the Sweet 16 gets started. The ‘Round of 64’ matchups in our 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases bracket have been completed, and there were a few surprises – at least to us. You can check out the opening round contests for the #BBN region here, the #FSUTwitter region here, the #WeAre region here, and the #PAWWWL region here.We’ve condensed the ‘Round of 32’ games into this one post, so make sure to vote on all 16 matchups below. Who will eventually be crowned the most annoying fan base in all of college sports?The 64 Most Annoying Fan Bases Bracket Vote On The #BBN Region Below1. Kentucky Basketball Fans vs. 8. Ohio State Football FansKentucky Basketball Fans received 68% of the vote against College Basketball Fans Who Only Care About The NCAA Tournament. Ohio State Football Fans crushed Coach Cal Haters, gaining 73% of the vote in their contest. Was OSU seeded too low? We’ll find out when they take on #BBN. More Annoying: Kentucky Basketball Fans or Ohio State Football Fans?4. Indiana Basketball Fans vs. 5. Auburn Football FansAuburn Football Fans just edged Oregon Football Fans, 55%-45%. Indiana Basketball Fans were voted more annoying than Wichita State Basketball Fans, 65%-35%. This could be one of the closest matchups of the entire round. More Annoying: Auburn Football Fans or Indiana Basketball Fans?2. UConn Women’s Basketball Fans vs. 10. People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket PicksUConn Women’s Basketball Fans took down Syracuse Lacrosse Fans, 71%-29%. People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket Picks actually scored the first upset of the tournament, taking down Louisville Basketball Fans, 59%-41%. It’ll be interesting to see which group people find more intolerable here. More Annoying: People Who Talk About Their NCAA Bracket Picks vs. UConn Women’s Basketball Fans3. S-E-C Chanters vs. 6. Drake Apologists A particularly strong early round matchup here. S-E-C Chanters demolished Boise State Football Fans, 76%-24%. Drake Apologists crushed NC State Basketball Fans, 69%-31%. Good luck picking this one. More Annoying: Drake Apologists or S-E-C Chanters?Vote On The #FSUTwitter Region Below1. Duke Basketball Fans vs. 9. Kansas Basketball FansDuke Basketball Fans beat out Arizona Basketball Fans, 85%-15% in the opening round, proving their worthiness. Kansas Basketball Fans, on the other hand, just eked out Oklahoma Football Fans, 51%-49%. Who marches on to the Sweet 16? More Annoying: Duke Basketball Fans or Kansas Basketball Fans?4. Fans Who Tweet At Recruits vs. 5. West Virginia Football FansFans Who Tweet At Recruits put a whooping on Ole Miss Football Fans, winning 80%-20%. West Virginia Football Fans beat out Conference Realignment Rumormongers, 52%-48%. The Twitter hacks are going to be tough to take down. More Annoying: West Virginia Football Fans or Fans Who Tweet At Recruits?2. Florida State Football Fans vs. 7. North Carolina Basketball FansIt’s an all-ACC matchup in this one. Florida State Football Fans defeated Baylor Football Fans, 79%-21%. North Carolina Basketball Fans cruised against Michigan State Basketball Fans, 72%-28%. We’ll see if they can stop #FSUTwitter’s run to the Final Four. More Annoying: North Carolina Basketball Fans or Florida State Football Fans?3. USC Football Fans vs. 11. NCAA ApologistsUSC Football Fans had a strong showing, gathering 83% of the vote against Rutgers Football Fans. Meanwhile, in a true upset, NCAA Apologists took down Florida Football Fans, 52%-48%. The Trojans fan base is a heavy favorite here. More Annoying: NCAA Apologists or USC Football Fans?Vote On The #WeAre Region Below1. Notre Dame Football Fans vs. 9. Maryland Basketball FansNotre Dame Football Fans may be the most annoying group in the country when it’s all said and done. Irish supporters scored 86% of the vote against BYU Basketball Fans in the first round. Maryland Basketball Fans scored an upset, taking down Iowa Football Fans 55%-45%. More Annoying: Notre Dame Football Fans or Maryland Basketball Fans?4. Miami Football Fans vs. 5. Michigan Football FansMiami Football Fans were voted more annoying than Nebraska Football Fans, 60%-40%. Michigan Football Fans, perhaps underseeded, crushed UCLA Basketball Fans, 77%-23%. This one should be tight. More Annoying: Michigan Football Fans or Miami Football Fans?2. Penn State Football Fans vs. 7. Texas Football FansTwo fan bases of traditional powerhouses that had no trouble in the first round. PSU Football Fans took down Arizona State Basketball Fans, 80%-20%. Texas Football Fans were almost as dominant, knocking off Virginia Tech Football Fans, 73%-27%. More Annoying: Texas Football Fans or Penn State Football Fans?3. UConn Men’s Basketball Fans vs. 6. Texas A&M Football FansIn a matchup of former Big East rivals, UConn Men’s Basketball Fans were voted way more annoying than Villanova Basketball Fans, 82%-18%. Texas A&M Football Fans had no problem with Dick Vitale Haters, pulling in 61% of the vote. More Annoying: Texas A&M Football Fans or UConn Basketball Fans?Vote On The #PAWWWL Region Below1. Alabama Football Fans vs. 8. South Carolina Football FansAlabama Football Fans, a strong 1-seed, crushed Kenny Chesney Apologists in the first round, 82%-18%. South Carolina Fans were voted more annoying than that of their rival, Clemson, 60%-40%. We’ll be surprised if the Tide don’t roll on here. More Annoying: Alabama Football Fans or South Carolina Football Fans?4. Georgia Football Fans vs. 5. Syracuse Basketball FansEasily one of the hardest matchups to call in this round. Georgia Football Fans were voted more annoying that SEC Network Conspiracy Theorists, 53%-47%. Syracuse Basketball Fans, one of the best-traveling college basketball groups in the country, took down Gonzaga Basketball Fans, 73%-27%. This one is a toss-up. More Annoying: Syracuse Basketball Fans or Georgia Football Fans?2. Big East Nostalgists vs. 10. Tennessee Football FansBig East Nostalgists, who probably watch that 30 For 30 on repeat, cruised to victory over Georgetown Basketball Fans, 68%-32%. Tennessee Football Fans, on the other hand, scored an interesting upset over West Virginia Basketball Fans, 64%-36%. Are Vols supporters underseeded here? More Annoying: Tennessee Football Fans or Big East Nostalgists?3. Paul Finebaum Callers vs. 6. LSU Football FansSome of these people may actually fit into both categories, but regardless, it should be close. Paul Finebaum Callers, who more-than-deserve a category of their own, beat out Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Fans, 77%-23%. LSU Football Fans had no trouble with Pitt Basketball Fans, triumphing 80%-20%. Good luck picking this one. More Annoying: LSU Football Fans or Paul Finebaum Callers?Check Out The Entire First Round’s Matchups Here >>>
Alberta’s Opposition Leader Jason Kenney said the federal judges who overturned approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are out of touch with the real world.He said Notley has not helped matters by prematurely celebrating the construction of the pipeline while imposing a carbon tax in the mistaken belief it would provide so-called “social licence” that would persuade environmental opponents to stand down.The Trans Mountain line has dominated Alberta politics in the last year and it, along with everything it represents, including Alberta’s carbon tax, is expected to overshadow all other issues in a spring election.Notley has said Alberta’s commitment to environmental stewardship, expressed through its carbon tax and commitment to phase out coal-fired electricity along with other green initiatives, allowed Trudeau’s government to follow through on its commitment to get the pipeline built. “This ruling is bad for working families and it is bad for the security of our country, the economic security of our country,” Notley told a news conference Thursday.“It is a crisis.”Notley called on the federal government to immediately appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada. She said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must also call an emergency session of Parliament to fix the process so that the pipeline can be built.Until that happens, Notley said the province will remain outside the federal climate plan.“Let’s be clear, without Alberta, that plan isn’t worth the paper it’s written on,” she said.The federal government has said it is reviewing the court decision and plans on pushing forward with the project. To that end, the federal government bought the project for $4.5 billion when owner Kinder Morgan Canada wavered this spring.The pipeline is also a financial lifeline for Notley’s government, which has been running multibillion-dollar deficits while avoiding introducing a sales tax or making significant cuts to the budget.The province has budgeted for increased pipeline access to drive non-renewable resource revenue to more than double to $10.4 billion by 2024 to balance the budget.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she’s pulling the province out of the federal climate change plan.The move comes after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would have doubled the line from Edmonton to the B.C. coast and tripled the amount of oil shipped to fetch a better price on overseas markets.The panel of three judges cited a lack of consultation with Indigenous groups and a failure to address the impact of increased tanker traffic on the endangered southern resident killer whale population off the coast of B.C.
The following properties have been put under an evacuation order: 9911 265 Road, 7711 Old Fort Road, 7587 Old Fort Road, 7583 Old Fort Road, 6975 Old Fort Road, 9820 River Road and 9813 River Road.An Evacuation Order is put in place when there is an immediate danger to life safety.Activated tonight by PRRD and RCMP to assist with delivering a few more evacuation orders to Old Fort residents.https://t.co/jVOfzK21rf— North Peace SAR (@NorthPeaceSAR) October 7, 2018When an Evacuation Order is issued, people must leave the area immediately, follow the directions of local emergency officials and evacuate using the route(s) they’ve identified. Do not return home until you’ve been advised that the Evacuation Order has been rescinded or canceled.This map shows all the properties that have been evacuated after the landslide.Community meetings held SaturdaySaturday afternoon Peace River Regional District Board Chair, Peace River North MLA Dan Davies and Prince George, Peace River Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer hosted two meetings for residents of the Old Fort. UPDATE as of 9 p.m. – The PRRD has expanded the evacuation order to one more property. The home at 6786 265 Road is also now under an evacuation order.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Eight more properties have been placed under an evacuation order due to the Old Fort Landslide.The slide continues to grow with the latest assessment showing cracks have been discovered all the way down to the Peace River. At the meeting in Fort St. John residents expressed their frustrations with the lack of communication since the slide happened one week ago. While many residents are still living in the Old Fort, others have left and are staying with family and friends in Fort St. John.Brad Sperling is the Chair of the Peace River Regional District, and the District is in charge of dealing with this emergency. Chair Sperling expressed his frustration that even though the Regional District is in charge, they need to ask for permission from the Province before implementing anything. “There’s a time-lapse because (Emergency Management B.C.) is not in the PRRD office with our people. If our people ask for or have to decide something they have to pick up the phone and wait for the response from Emergency Management B.C.”Chair Sperling says the process has to change. “The process has to change. If the Regional District issues a state of emergency, then Emergency Management B.C. should have personnel on site the next day.” Peace River North MLA Dan Davies says he met with Mike Farnworth the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General on Thursday and shared gave the minister an update on the situation and invited the Minister to visit the community. MLA Davies says communication is still an issue. “We have a lot of questions, and the residents have a lot of questions. There seems to be a communication breakdown, and we have to start improving that.”Water situationThe Peace River Regional District is working to provide potable water to residents of the Old Fort. The company has started to deploy a water hose down the hill and will be setting up temporary barricades at the bottom and midpoint of the hill.The PRRD is asking that residents not to travel up and down the hill on quads or side by sides while the hose is deployed due to the safety risk to area residents and water company personnel. For liability reasons and safety reasons, the water company has to stop work anytime someone heads up the hill, and it delays the work by at least 30 minutes.The hope is to have potable water available to the residents of the Old Fort by Sunday.During the meeting on Saturday in Fort St. John Chair Sperling said the PRRD would pay for the water needed by Old Fort residents after Emergency Management B.C. said it would be up to residents of the Old Fort to pay for the water.Alternate Road AccessThe Ministry of Transportation continues to look at alternate access to the Old Fort. One option is no longer available due to the increased area covered under an evacuation order. The second to build temporary bridges to a nearby island and then over to Site C is currently being investigated. There is no timeline on when an alternative route to the community will be created.MLA Dan Davies also mentioned he has asked for permission to use the boat launch at Site C to help decrease the travel time to Fort St. John. The MLA said he hopes to receive approval and have that in use this week.Gravel PitThe BC Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources has authorized the removal of material from the gravel pit located above the original slide to relieve the weight on top of the slide. This activity is under the direction of a professional geotechnical engineer who is monitoring it for any further movement.The PRRD Emergency Operations Centre has provided the site operator with an entry permit to conduct this work within the evacuation order area based on the conditions set by the Ministry and their geotechnical engineer.Community MeetingThere will be a community meeting on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Stonebridge Hotel. MLA Davies says there will be an official from Emergency Management B.C. at the meeting. That person should have more information about the size of the slide and what will happen next.Residents of the Old Fort are welcome to attend the meeting in Fort St. John. The meeting will also be streamed live on the Peace River Regional District’s website at www.prrd.bc.ca, and it will also be streamed live on the Energeticcity.ca Facebook page.
Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s special show (July 14, 2015), we go to Stat School. With Kate on vacation, Chad out of the office and Neil stuck in New York, we pre-taped an episode that breaks down three ways to measure batting, in increasing complexity: batting average, OPS (on-base plus slugging) and wRC+ (weighted runs created plus). Neil schools Kate and Chad on the pros and cons of the stats, and what sabermetrics has taught us about players like the Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on this week’s show:Nolan Arenado’s stat page.An in-depth explanation of batting average.An OPS breakdown.What is wRC+? More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Hot Takedown If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Nov 2015 – Gender issues were top of mind last week in the TCI during a meeting arranged by UNICEF through the Ministry of Home Affairs. Governor Peter Beckingham listed the accomplishments of women in the country; citing several leadership roles currently held by the islands’ women. The Deputy Governor is a woman. The Attorney General is a woman. The Leader of the Opposition is a woman and the Deputy Premier of the country is also a woman. The Governor cautioned though that: “…there is no room for complacency” and turned his attention to another focus of the UNICEF meetings; namely child protection. “This is a topic which will be on the agenda of the Overseas Territories’ Joint Ministerial Council next month, when UK Ministers will be discussing with Premiers the strength of child safe-guarding. Turks and Caicos, like the other Territories, will be expected over the next year to demonstrate that it has all the necessary measures in place in schools and government departments.” The meetings were held in Grand Turk and were also supported by the United Nations Women and the UK’s Department for International Development. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:governor peter beckingham, ministry of home affairs, UNICEF TCI: Respect for children encouraged in MoE and UNICEF ‘Positive Discipline’ campaign More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again DR wants consulate office in TCI
A source familiar with the situation tells Folio: that there will be an advertising component in this deal. Via Twitter’s Amplify platform, brands can purchase pre-roll ads to play before non-live clips, and there will also be an option for in-stream ads, similar to a 30-second TV spot. Bloomberg Media and Twitter will share the resulting revenue, although the exact breakdown was not disclosed. “Twitter is one of the fastest ways to find out what’s happening in global business and financial markets, and to engage in the live commentary about it,” Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer, said in a statement. “Partnering with Bloomberg will give people on Twitter the best way to see live financial markets performance combined with the live commentary on the underlying drives and implications.” The revenue growth and partnership with Twitter are both in line with Bloomberg Media’s push to expand digital video, announced at NewFronts this year. The publisher also revealed that its VidPlus program will allow marketers to purchase ads that pop up briefly during an online video, similar to how ads will be incorporated in its live videos on Twitter. “By partnering with Twitter, viewers from all over the world will now be able to leverage a powerful, real-time platform to consume and react to the news, accelerating our position as a leader in global business video, and offering new and innovative opportunities for our marketing partners,” Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith said in a statement. This is the third video live streaming deal for Twitter in a week. It first broadcasted live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals. Then on Monday, the company announced it will stream live video coverage of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, in partnership with CBS. The TV programs that will be featured include “Bloomberg West,” the network’s technology program, “What’d You Miss?,” a daily recap of the most important stories in global financial markets, and “With All Due Respect,” a program which provides analyses of the current election cycle. Additionally, Twitter will also stream Bloomberg’s markets coverage. Currently, Bloomberg Television is available in over 360 million households, across more than 70 countries. The company already offers live streams of the programs on its own digital and mobile properties, and also partners with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. In May of this year, according to comScore, over 18.4 million unique viewers watched Bloomberg TV programs, with 411 million streams. While many publishers are zeroed-in on Facebook Live as a platform for live streaming videos, Bloomberg Media appears to be exploring a different route. Today the company announced a partnership with Twitter, live streaming select Bloomberg TV programs via the social media platform. The deal is expected to go live sometime in the fall, a source tells Folio:. The deal comes in the wake of an announcement made by Smith that revealed the company’s TV revenue is up 15 percent and, thanks to video and custom ad sales, digital revenue is also up 15 percent.