first_imgAs we rode them, each iteration seemed very capable riding on cobbles, asphalt, gravel, and dirt. But with a very stiff overall feel to the frame and especially the fork, the bike was very dependent on the wheelset whenever we left smooth surfaces. We felt that the harsh-riding 27mm deep aluminum house-brand wheels and stiff tires were actually a major detriment to the ride of the bike as they were overly jarring. When we swapped in a traditional low-profile clincher with supple tires, and even more so when we tried a set of box-section tubulars and file-tread cross tires, the bike really turned into something fun and altogether different. It really wasn’t that the stock wheels and tires were so uncomfortable, but we just didn’t feel the smooth ride you would expect from a 35mm wide tire even at fairly low pressures. When we rode the bike with 23mm tires, we were more accepting of the rougher feel, but this bike is made for fat rubber.The benefit of the bike design truly is fast handling combined with tire clearance for up to 35mm tires. It seems a shame to ever ride a small tire on it. The time we spent on the urban, flat-bar iteration with 23mm tires was a constant worry about picking the smoothest line across cobblestones and even paying attention to every gap in the asphalt. When we rode the bike with Panaracer Paselas or Challenge Grifo XSes, we were always looking for an adventure. The steep angles and the bike’s stiffness made it fast and always feel efficient, but wide supple tires made it fun. The location of the rear brake was in fact a bit problematic. Cable routing under the bottom bracket and the brake release behind the chainring made us struggle to adjust the brake or disconnect it to remove the rear wheel. This became annoying after a couple of wheel changes, and luckily the brake hardware is symmetrical, so we flipped the noodle so you could disconnect the brake from the non-driveside. While not totally eliminating the issue, it made wheel changes no worse than normal. Right after the flip, the bike made a weird noise that we quickly realized was the cable end brushing the back of the chainring. Again a simple thing to fix, but another complication of bottom bracket mounted brakes (unfortunately an issue on many bikes recently.)What didn’t get solved was how to adjust or swap brake pads. We tested a set of carbon wheels on the bike and needed to exchange brake pads, but struggled to try to put different pads in the cartridge holders. Then when we had to adjust a crooked pad, we had to scratch our heads to figure out how to get to the bolt without taking off the chainring. A little trial-and-error worked for us, but was a bit of a pain.As for braking issues, the word on the street is that FABike are looking to develop a disc brake bike in the next year, so all of these braking concerns will definitely go out the window, with the next major update. The top tube port, internal routing meant cables needed pretty long loops for low friction and to accommodate an inline barrel adjuster. Aesthetically it wasn’t ideal and we chose not to mess with the internal routing, but it meant that I couldn’t put my GPS on the stem without cables blocking my view. An out-front mount later solved the issue, but the big cable loops did stand out.Tire and mud clearance was pleasantly surprising. While FABike claims a 35mm tire should fit fine, the bike is very clearly not a cyclocross bike. We did however stick some 33mm file tread tubulars on the bike and hit the trails. Definitely not a bike for muddy trail exploring, it fared quite well in the occasional mud we found. Just a few mm all around we wouldn’t suggest any overly knobby tire, or anything bigger than a 33. But I got the feeling that any type of terrain or trail conditions that you could comfortably ride with Challenge’s Grifo XS file tread tire was perfectly suited for the FABike’s capabilities. The majority of our time was spent on a 1×10 SRAM Force/Rival mixed group with house-brand cockpit and wheels. We spent the majority of our time on the bike riding dirt and gravel roads, plus a sizable amount of singletrack, all stitched together with asphalt. We also mixed in a bit of city commuting, with lots of cobblestones and tram tracks. But we also had a chance to ride a Gates belt-drive singlespeed version with a narrow riser bar and a singlespeed-specific house-brand wheelset, and a 1×10 bike set up with a medium width riser. It is important to note that they all are the exact same frameset (including brakes), and all were primarily equipped with the same in-house wheel builds. We never rode one with a front derailleur, but when you buy the bike the bolt on mount is included, plus a modular cable stop for the internal routing to accommodate 1, 2, or 3 cables. The flexibility is a trait that we debated back and forth the merits of. Realistically most FABike owners aren’t likely to often swap between different bars or gearing setups. It is just too much of a hassle as it would be on any bike. That said, several of my personal bikes have stayed with me over the years specifically because they adapted as my riding changed. A geared mountain bike became a rigid singlespeed. A geared cross bike became a fixed commuter, then a singlespeed townie and occasional polo bike. These changes happen over time, so the FABike makes sense as an exercise in future-proofing your investment. In the short term the bike shines with more than one wheelset. We had a blast on the trail with a set of old used road tubular wheels that we glued some file treads onto; and it was nice to quickly swap in some soft 28mm clinchers to hit the road for longer rides, whether they were asphalt, gravel, or dirt. The bike did have some issues that we would like to see addressed in future updates (and from our discussions with the FABike team, we’re pretty confident that some of them are already being addressed in upcoming versions.) Probably our only real pet peeve about the bike after spending a lot of time riding it on rough surfaces was how loud it was. Specifically, two issues bothered us: loud chain slap on the chainstay and a persistent rattling from the thumb adjustment dials on the sliding rear dropouts. Both are pretty simple fixes, by say including a full-wrap neoprene chainstay guard and probably just putting a good coating of threadlocker on the dropout adjusters. But without a solution, the big carbon tubes transmit noise really well and it took quite a while to diagnose the dropout hardware noise.The sliding vertical dropouts worked well for us, never slipping or creaking. We always used them in their 130mm orientation, but they stayed put where we left them. Again worth noting, due to the very wide aluminum slider dropouts quick releases for mountain (135mm) spacing are required.center_img It’s been more than half a year since we introduced you to our test of the multi-surface FABike road bike. During that time we had the chance to spend a few months with the bike, but also had a couple of separate occasions to meet up with the bike’s designer and sales director to do a bit of riding with the FABike team. This let us talk a bit more about what we though of the bike, to really get a good hands-on experience of the bike in several of its different setup iterations, and to discuss how the company is going forward with the bike. One topic that might interest our readers is the good discount on their current stock through the month of March.Follow me across the break, and find more details and see our overall thoughts of the bike…Details & Actual WeightAll the bikes we had been testing in the last half year were the 2014/15 model, what I would call version 1.3. FABike is a small company and as such hasn’t needed to give in to the typical yearly product cycle, but has been able to update the bike as they refine certain elements. The version we had is very much the same bike as was developed out of their Kickstarter project, but has seen some refinements to the drop-out and braking systems, both of which are pretty integral to the frameset. The selection of linear pull brakes and their location also brought about some annoyances for us in long-term use, although it was something we got used to. The nature of linear pull brakes and road levers results in very limited brake pad clearance/retraction. This meant that when swapping wheels, we had to readjust the brake cable for rims that varied more than 1or 2 mm. And we quickly learned of several out-of-true spots on an older rim that had spun freely on a canti-equipped bike. So we had to true the wheels, which was probably long overdue anyway.While some might question the positioning of brakes as an aerodynamic decision, in the end it was more about delivering clean lines and the ability to use up to 35mm tires. Even most long reach road calipers won’t clear such big tires, and the mounts for these semi-hidden v-brakes disappear for those who build the bike fixed with 1 or no brakes. And linear pull brakes do provide very good stopping power. We were quite satisfied with the braking performance. Modulation was fine even off road, and power was great. The drop bar bike that we spent the most time on weighed in at 7.59kg (16lb 12oz) in a size L without pedals (but with a 55g bottle cage) including the fat 35mm Schwalbe Marathon tires. The frameset sells for €2390/$2590 and includes: frame, fork, brakes, headset, seat clamp, and all the spare parts needed to create every possible configuration. FABike typically sells the bike as a frameset, because with their relatively small volumes and varied setups they really don’t get excellent OEM component pricing. That being said, since they aren’t tied in to a single spec they are happy to do custom builds for interested customers.Our test bike paired a SRAM 10speed Rival rear derailleur, a SRAM Force crankset with FABikes’s own single front chainring, and SRAM non-series brake levers with a single rear shifter. Bar and stem were provided by Deda, while seatpost and saddle were house branded.The Toray T800 carbon frames and forks are designed to be rather stiff, and combined with rather aggressive geometry (73.5° headtube/74.5° seattube for M and L frames) to give the bike the fast handling of a traditional road bike. Slightly longer wheelbases to accommodate extra tire clearance then give back some ride stability. The bikes are available in 5 sizes based on toptube length and also come in 5 color finishes.About the discount, FABike has a promotion going on until the end of March to move out their carry-over 2014 stock. They are offering 30% off of framesets they have in stock, plus free international shipping. That drops the entry down to just €1673/$1813 delivered worldwide. Act fast and get in contact with them to find one in your size.Ride Review We spent a lot of time with the bike on dirt and gravel roads. Before cyclocross season took off here last fall, the FABike was really our go-to adventure road bike. Combing road geometry and carbon stiffness, it really was a greet option for covering long mixed-surface rides with a lot of asphalt. We do the majority of our road riding on cyclocross bikes, because almost every great ride ends up on gravel roads and very often on singletrack (and the central Europe roads can be pretty rough.) With a cross bike we deal with slower handling for the bulk of a ride, just to have the fat tires and mud clearance that we need for those shorter off-road sections. With the FABike, we get the fast handling we want for long less technical sections, plus the big tires and clearance for when it gets rough. The steep angles do require a bit more attention off-road when the trail gets tight, but with our technical off-road background it never was a problem. The bike does demand a bit of bike handling skill at slower speeds, in tight and twisty, or steep terrain. We would not really suggest it for someone new to riding off-road. But that clearly makes this a mountain biker’s road bike, capable to ride almost any surface, and able to adapt as your riding style does.Our thanks to Eva Fišerová photography for the city riding photos.FABike.itlast_img read more

first_imgThe three day event gave the three representative groups – Seaports of Niedersachsen, Bremenports andBrunsbüttel ports – the perfect opportunity to showcase the services of the participating ports and terminals and emphasise the favourable position of ports such as of Brake, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Brunsbüttel, Cuxhaven, Emdenand Nordenham as gateways to Europe’s major centres of business and industry.The three announced their intention to repeat this branding exercise at other trade shows overseas around the world.last_img read more

first_imgIlonggo Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena of Ateneo Blue Eagles led the scoring against FEU Tamaraws with 18 points. DANTE PERALTA FOR SPIN.PH [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles defeated Far Eastern University Tamaraws 94-82 to sustain its blazing start in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball.Ilonggo Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena led the drubbing with double-double 18 points and 11 rebounds.Anton Asistio added 16, with 14 coming in the first half, while Matthew Nieto and Vince Tolentino chipped in 11 and 10, respectively.Blue Eagles tightened its grip of the first place in the standings (3-0) after the Sunday night game at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.After Chibueze Ikeh was hit with two fouls, Ateneo turned to its long ball with Asistio, Raffy Verano and Isaac Go draining 3-pointers to build a 34-22 edge.Blue Eagles continued the torrid outside shooting in the second frame. Big men Kris Porter and Mike Nieto made 3-point attempts and Ravena slashed on the inside to maintain a double-digit lead at the half.Tamaraws went on a huge run early in the third to come to within 6 points but Blue Eagles countered with a 9-0 blast behind Ravena and Ikeh to build its biggest lead 76-58 on an inside conversion by Go.“We shot the ball well from the field and even from the 3-point line but we also gave a lot of points to FEU,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. Still, “we are happy with the win, especially because it’s our third game in eight days.”Wendell Comboy led with 12 points while former Blue Eagle Arvin Tolentino and Prince Orizu had 11 points each for FEU, which suffered its second loss in three games./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Thirdy leads Ateneo’s rout of Tamaraws ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Tuesday. September 19, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/sports-thirdy-over-feu.jpg’ attachment=’117877′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image]last_img read more

first_imgMost people are aware of the need for captions to make videos more accessible. But few are familiar with the requirement for audio description for videos, which accommodates people who are blind or have low-vision. Audio description narrates what visually is happening in the video, information that’s not available to someone who can’t see. Think of a radio sports announcer at a baseball game, describing the ground ball hit to the third baseman who throws the ball to the second baseman for the beginning of a double play. That’s similar to audio description. Intro to Audio Description for VideosOn Thursday, January 17, 2019, you can learn more about video audio description when 3Play Media hosts their free Intro to Audio Description webinar at 2:00pm Eastern Time. In the one-hour webinar, Sofia Leivaf from 3Play Media, will highlight the basics of audio description:What is audio description?How to add audio description to online videoVideo player compatibility: which players support itLegal requirements: accessibility laws and complianceHow to create and publish it on your ownDifference between standard and extended audio descriptionWhat tools and features can make it easier to produce audio descriptionAfter the presentation, Leiva will take answer questions from webinar attendees.Who is the Audience for the Webinar?Anyone looking to make their videos more accessible, and those taking the next step beyond captioning their videos, will find useful information and help from the webinar. Wrapping UpIncluding audio description with your captioned video will make your video content more accessible; you’ll reach a wider audience. The free 3Play Media webinar will provide the background and knowledge you need to move forward and add audio descriptions to your videos. I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, January 17, 2019 and register for the free 3Play Media webinar. I’ll be live tweeting during the webinar!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedKey Takeaways from HTML5 Video AccessibilityLast week I attended the HTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features & Guidelines webinar from 3Play Media. Guest speaker John Foliot, W3C contributor and accessibility expert at Deque Systems, discussed guidelines for making videos accessible and shared his tips and insights on HTML5 video. Check out the recording of the webinar…In “Accessibility”Free Webinar: Planning and Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media, and eLearningYou’re invited to the Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center free webinar on July 20, 2017, focusing on planning and producing accessible video. The Planning and Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media, and eLearning webinar will teach you the key components needed to produce videos that are…In “Accessibility”DescribeAthon17: Make Video on YouTube More AccessibleI invite you to join me tomorrow, January 26, 2017 at DescribeAthon17 when amateur and professional describers around the world will join together to add audio descriptions to YouTube videos. Working from your home, business, or wherever you have a connection to the Internet, you’ll be part of a group…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

first_imgThe goal of memory chip makers is to be able to fabricate a memory product that is nonvolatile, fast, dense, and cheap.  Current SRAM memory is fast.  Flash memory is dense.  And read-only memory (ROM) is cheap.  But creating memory that has all these characteristics has so far eluded memory chip makers.  But now, a technology called magnetic random access memory (MRAM) may hold the secret.MRAM is based on being able to controls the magnetic ‘spin’ properties of electrons.  With MRAM, the direction of electron spin is used to hold data.  Upwards spin represents ‘1’, and downwards spin ‘0’.  Standard memory requires an electrical charge while MRAM is based on magnetism.  That means that even when the power is turned off, the memory state is permanently retained.  Another advantage of MRAM is that it uses significantly less power which would means that devices like smartphones would be able to have longer battery lives.While there has been excitement around MRAM for some time, the methods used up until now for ‘flipping’ the spin of the electron have not been reliable and the magnetic field required to perform the flip has been expensive. But now researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a method that may be able to solve this problem.  They describe the approach as  ‘bending current’ and it is enabled by using an anti-ferromagnetic material.  The new method is energy efficient and low cost.  One of the researchers on the project, Arno van den Brink, said that “this could be the decisive nudge in the right direction for superfast MRAM in the near future.”last_img read more

first_img Worldwide usage of IE8 is at 0.37% according to StatCounter. (Large preview)I suspected we might see higher IE8 usage in certain geographical regions, so drilled into the data by continent.IE8 Usage By RegionHere is the per-continent IE8 desktop proportion (data from February 2018 — January 2019): 1. Oceania 0.09% 2. Europe 0.25% 3. South America 0.30% 4. North America 0.35% 5. Africa 0.48% 6. Asia 0.50%Someone in Asia is five times more likely to be using IE8 than someone in Oceania.I looked more closely into the Asian stats, noting the proportion of IE8 usage for each country. There’s a very clear top six countries for IE8 usage, after which the figures drop down to be comparable with the world average: 1. Iran 3.99% 2. China 1.99% 3. North Korea 1.38% 4. Turkmenistan 1.31% 5. Afghanistan 1.27% 6. Cambodia 1.05% 7. Yemen 0.63% 8. Taiwan 0.62% 9. Pakistan 0.57% 10. Bangladesh 0.54%This data is summarized in the map below: Looks like IE8 defaults to a checkbox under the hood. (Large preview)This appears to be down to use of a custom element (a paper-toggle-button, which is a Material Design element), which IE doesn’t understand: (Large preview)And what about that Autoplay toggle? It’s rendered like a weird looking checkbox: The first thing I saw was a 404. Great. (Large preview)Hmm, okay. Looks like the default web page pulled up by IE8 no longer exists. Well, that figures. Microsoft has officially stopped supporting IE8 so why should it make sure the IE8 landing page still works?I decided to switch to the most widely used site in the world.Google I Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8 I Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8 Chris Ashton 2019-03-19T12:00:08+01:00 2019-03-19T12:35:34+00:00This article is part of a series in which I attempt to use the web under various constraints, representing a given demographic of user. I hope to raise the profile of difficulties faced by real people, which are avoidable if we design and develop in a way that is sympathetic to their needs.Last time, I navigated the web for a day using a screen reader. This time, I spent the day using Internet Explorer 8, which was released ten years ago today, on March 19th, 2009.Who In The World Uses IE8?Before we start; a disclaimer: I am not about to tell you that you need to start supporting IE8.There’s every reason to not support IE8. Microsoft officially stopped supporting IE8, IE9 and IE10 over three years ago, and the Microsoft executives are even telling you to stop using Internet Explorer 11.But as much as we developers hope for it to go away, it just. Won’t. Die. IE8 continues to show up in browser stats, especially outside of the bubble of the Western world.Browser stats have to be taken with a pinch of salt, but current estimates for IE8 usage worldwide are around 0.3% to 0.4% of the desktop market share. The lower end of the estimate comes from w3counter: The page tried and failed to run JavaScript. (Large preview)Still, the end result is fine by me — I got my search results, which is all I wanted.I clicked through to watch a YouTube video.YouTube HomeWeb DesignI Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8 The Google homepage renders fine in IE8. (Large preview)It’s a simple site, therefore difficult to get wrong — but to be fair, it’s looking great! I tried searching for something: I Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8You are here: Iran, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan in the Middle East, and China, North Korea & Cambodia in the Far East stand out for their IE8 usage. (Large preview)Incredibly, IE8 makes up around 4% of desktop users in Iran — forty times the proportion of IE8 users in Oceania.Next, I looked at the country stats for Africa, as it had around the same overall IE8 usage as Asia. There was a clear winner (Eritrea), followed by a number of countries above or around the 1% usage mark: 1. Eritrea 3.24% 2. Botswana 1.37% 3. Sudan & South Sudan 1.33% 4. Niger 1.29% 5. Mozambique 1.19% 6. Mauritania 1.18% 7. Guinea 1.12% 8. Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.07% 9. Zambia 0.94%This is summarized in the map below: YouTube set a background-img on the logo span, which pulls in a sprite. (Large preview)For reference, here is the same page in Chrome (see how Chrome renders an SVG instead): Funky logo, no images for related videos, and unsurprisingly, no video. (Large preview)There’s quite a lot broken about this page. All to do with little quirks in IE.The logo, for instance, is zoomed in and cropped. This is down to IE8 not supporting SVG, and what we’re actually seeing is the fallback option provided by YouTube. They’ve applied a background-image CSS property so that in the event of no SVG support, you’ll get an attempt at displaying the logo. Only they seem to have not set the background-size properly, so it’s a little too far zoomed in. Cleaner layout, extra images and meta information, Netflix/Twitter integration. (Large preview)So, it looks like IE8 gets the no-JS version of Google search. I don’t think this was necessarily a deliberate design decision — it could just be that the JavaScript errored out: paper-toggle-button is a custom element. (The screenshot is from Chrome DevTools, alongside how the Autoplay toggle SHOULD render.) (Large preview)I’m not surprised this hasn’t rendered properly; IE8 doesn’t even cope with the basic semantic markup we use these days. Try using an or and it will basically render them as divs, but ignoring any styling you apply to them.To enable HTML5 markup, you have to explicitly tell the browser these elements exist. They can then be styled as normal:That is wrapped in an IE conditional, by the way. From our sponsors: I Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8 Those who have read my previous articles may notice a recurring theme here. (Large preview)The search worked fine, though the layout looks a bit different to what I’m used to. Then I remembered — I’d seen the same search result layout when I used the Internet for a day with JavaScript turned off.For reference, here is how the search results look in a modern browser with JavaScript enabled: Eritrea stands out for its IE8 usage (3.24%). A number of other countries also have >1% usage. (Large preview)Whereas the countries in Asia that have higher-than-normal IE8 usage are roughly batched together geographically, there doesn’t appear to be a pattern in Africa. The only pattern I can see — unless it’s a coincidence — is that a number of the world’s largest IE8 using countries famously censor internet access, and therefore probably don’t encourage or allow updating to more secure browsers.If your site is aimed at a purely Western audience, you’re unlikely to care much about IE8. If, however, you have a burgeoning Asian or African market — and particularly if you care about users in China, Iran or Eritrea — you might very well care about your website’s IE8 experience. Yes — even in 2019!Who’s Still Using IE?So, who are these people? Do they really walk among us?!Whoever they are, you can bet they’re not using an old browser just to annoy you. Nobody deliberately chooses a worse browsing experience.Someone might be using an old browser due to the following reasons:Lack of awarenessThey simply aren’t aware that they’re using outdated technology.Lack of educationThey don’t know the upgrade options and alternative browsers open to them.Lack of planningDismissing upgrade prompts because they’re busy, but not having the foresight to upgrade during quieter periods.Aversion to changeThe last time they upgraded their software, they had to learn a new UI. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”Aversion to riskThe last time they upgraded, their machine slowed to a crawl, or they lost their favorite feature.Software limitationTheir OS is too old to let them upgrade, or their admin privileges may be locked down.Hardware limitationNewer browsers are generally more demanding of your hard disk space, memory and CPU.Network limitationA capped data allowance or slow connection mean they don’t want to download 75MB of software.Legal limitationThey might be on a corporate machine that only condones the use of one specific browser.Is it really such a surprise that there are still people around the world who are clinging to IE8?I decided to put myself in the shoes of one of these anonymous souls, and browse the web for a day using IE8. You can play along at home! Download an “IE8 on Windows 7” Virtual Machine from the Microsoft website, then run it in a virtualizer like VirtualBox.IE8 VM: Off To A Bad StartI booted up my IE8 VM, clicked on the Internet Explorer program in anticipation, and this is what I saw: From a peak of almost 30% at the end of 2010, W3Counter now believes IE8 accounts for 0.3% of global usage. (Large preview)The higher estimate comes from StatCounter (the same data feed used by the “Can I use” usage table). It estimates global IE8 desktop browser proportion to be around 0.37%. Posted on 19th March 2019Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019last_img read more

first_imgAC 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 saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hasenhüttl hails Southampton spirit for victory at Leicesterby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton are out of the dropzone after victory over Leicester City.James Ward-Prowse’s penalty and Shane Long’s first goal for nine months earned victory at the King Power Stadium.Long’s strike, in first-half injury time, came just 120 seconds after Yan Valery had been sent off for a second bookable offence.Wilfred Ndidi pulled a goal back in the second half for the Foxes but Claude Puel suffered defeat against his former club. “After the red card for Yan Valery, nobody will have thought we can win this game with 55 minutes to go. It’s a long time to defend against such a good team. Then we scored the second goal which is unbelievable,” Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl said.“Longy did a fantastic job today I think. He was hard-working, going after every ball. In the second-half we said that we will try to keep the clean sheet as long as possible and if a goal happens we stay focused and keep believing that we can take this win.“It’s a fantastic win. It can be a very important one because we showed that we act as a team with fantastic commitment. That’s what I want to see.“We showed today more of our potential that we have to bring to excellence, which is the step we want to go to. It’s only possible with hard work and we had a very good week ahead of this game.”Now I think we have made a very important step but only one, the others have to follow.” last_img read more

first_imgCollege Spun's bracket of the Most Annoying fan bases in college sports, round of 32.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 BracketMost Annoying 32 Vote On The #BBN Region Below1. Kentucky Basketball Fans vs. 8. Ohio State Football FansukosuKentucky 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 Fansaubind2Auburn 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 PicksuconnwbracketsUConn 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 drakesec 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 FansdukeKUDuke 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 FanswvutwitterFans 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 FansuncfsuIt’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 ApologistsuscncaaUSC 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 FansndmdNotre 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 FansmichmiaMiami 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 FanspsuUTTwo 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 FansamuconnIn 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 FansbamascAlabama 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 FansugacuseEasily 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 FanstennBEBig 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 FanslsufinebaumSome 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 >>>last_img read more