Martino: “Messi will start against Panama”

first_img The problem forced the Barça forward to miss the Argentine Copa America debut on June 6, against Chile. Following the clash with Panama in Chicago, Argentina will close the group stage when they face Bolivia on June 14, in Seattle. Veronica Brunati Upd. at 20:08 09/06/2016 The player suffered the injury to his left side against Honduras in San Juan, Argentina, on May 28. Martino stated that Leo Messi “has trained with complete normality since Wednesday and without pain in the affected region.” Messi faces this Copa America as a chance to go one better than the last edition in 2015, when Argentina fell in the final to host nation Chile in a penalty shoot-out. Argentina manager Gerardo Martino has confirmed in Thursday’s pre-match press conference that “Messi will be a starter” against Panama on Friday. CESTlast_img read more

Married PL referees get frisky in Indonesia (photos)

first_imgAdvertisement nr3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VswkbdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Earwek( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2r2uWould you ever consider trying this?😱6hyjCan your students do this? 🌚rj2rRoller skating! Powered by Firework One would expect the young gun footballers in the Premier League to be having wild fun in the sun and sand during the vacations, especially with the ladies but story has emerged from Indonesia where Premier League referees out of all people are having a hanky-panky vacation time.Advertisement Image Courtesy : The SunAndre Mariner, Martin Atkinson, Kevin Friend and few other referees were down in Indonesia for a charity fundraiser. However, the lot were raising whisky glasses alongside some young local ladies. The esteemed refs are all aged 40+ mind you and everyone except one are married.David Coote, 36 — the only unmarried man in the six-strong party — held a woman as they gyrated in a nightclub.Advertisement And Kevin Friend, 47, was seen whispering into a woman’s ear.Atkinson, of West Yorks, Friend, of Leicestershire, and Marriner, of Birmingham, posed again with their arms around three of the women outside a four-star hotel.Advertisement One witness told : “It all looked very sleazy. The girls were very young and the guys were old enough to be their fathers.“The way they were drinking and dancing you’d think they were randy young footballers — not the referees!” Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Summer signings have given West Ham the X-factor, claims Hammers legend

first_imgWest Ham legend Alvin Martin believes the new-look Hammers have got the x-factor thanks to the club’s summer signings.Sam Allardyce brought in seven players during the close season, including £12million striker Enner Valencia, Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate and former Barcelona star Alex Song.And the new arrivals have taken little time to settle at Upton Park, as they inspired the Hammers to a brilliant 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday.And former defender Martin believes the result is an indication of what could be a promising campaign ahead.“It was a fantastic performance against Liverpool, West Ham couldn’t have given any more,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“They look like every inch a side who aren’t going to struggle this season.“Liverpool were really poor, but from our point of view, the players got the ball down and played and the Upton Park crowd loved it.“I think players like Valencia have added an X-factor to the team. They haven’t had that in years but it looks like they got it now, even when they’re not playing well they’ve got individuals who can turn the game in their favour, which is a great attribute to have.”The result against Liverpool was a welcome one for Hammers fans as well as boss Sam Allardyce, who found himself under increasing pressure last term following a host of dire performances.The club reportedly instructed the manager to adopt a more attacking style this season, and so far he has delivered, and Martin adds that the win against the Reds shows the team are moving in the right direction under Allardyce.The talkSPORT pundit said: “I speak to a lot of fans and there has been a lot of negativity about Sam, but if these results and, more importantly, performances continue you have to say the team are heading in the right direction.“I think we are, when you play how they did against Liverpool, upcoming games like man United away won’t look as daunting.“I think a lot of people will change their mind about Sam if this continues.“If there’s one thing West Ham fans are, it’s fair. If they see their team playing well and securing good results I think the manager will turn his popularity around.”last_img read more

Martin Edwards makes Man United title admission, offers backing to Solskjaer

first_imgAfter a disappointing 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, the Red Devils can officially no longer qualify for the Champions League.Having conceded many of the players in red at the John Smith’s Stadium have played their last game for the club, Solskjaer is well aware of the rebuilding job he has on his hands.Edwards has told talkSPORT he still feels the ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’ is the right man for the job, but does not feel success will be instantaneous.“I can’t see them challenging for the title next year,” Edwards said. getty 4 “I don’t think any of them found it particularly easy, so we’ve sort of slipped backwards a bit.“Ole came in and did a great job earlier on in the season, I think it’s been difficult since – the last few games.“We’ve struggled a bit, particularly against Barcelona in Europe. But I think Ole now needs to be given support to start building again.“We are back from where we were, but we are still a high-profile club, we still have a huge worldwide support, we still get good income, so we have a chance of rebuilding. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 4 The ambitious Scot took over at Old Trafford in 1986 and transformed the Red Devils latest Ole Gunnar Solskjaer salutes the Manchester United fans after the draw with Huddersfield Town Jose Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United boss in December Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion whoops Former United chairman Edwards poses with Sir Alex Ferguson JIBE Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, United have managed one second place finish in the Premier League and have slipped well behind bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.Edwards, who served as chairman between 1980 and 2002, accepts that following the legendary manager is no mean feat as David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all discovered.But after a sensational start as interim boss earlier in the season, Edwards believe Solskjaer can thrive and bring back the glory days to Old Trafford.“It’s been difficult since Alex Ferguson left, Ole is now the fourth manager,” he added. TROPHY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update getty images Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed 4 “I think it needs a rebuilding job, I think they need certain players. I think United supporters are going to be patient.“And I think with Ole they will be patient than previous managers because he is one of our own.“He’s been a player, he’s popular, he understands the club, he makes the right noises, he’s enthusiastic.“So I think he will get support from the supporters and I hope he gets support from the management.” Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea MOST READ IN FOOTBALL SORRY Martin Edwards has warned Manchester United fans not to expect to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lifting the Premier League title next season.However, the former United chairman urged the current board members to back the Norwegian and called for fans to be patient. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions LATEST 4 “So there is some hard work down the road, obviously with the current management and owners and everything else, and let’s hope that Ole can do it from the management point of view.“It’s not an easy job, it’s not been easy following Alex Ferguson, he’s started well but I think now he’s finding out how hard it is.“But hopefully, with a bit of support, he gets the players he wants in and going forward he can rebuild it.”last_img read more

Photo of the Week: First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth

first_imgAfter taking so many photos of other churches in the past few months, I realized I’ve taken few pictures of my own church, First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth. Our family’s been a member of First Presbyterian for over ten years. After being a member of Moravian and Methodist churches in the past, teaching Logos and Sunday School, heading up the Missions committee, and being the Administrative leader for the church, I was searching for a nearby church with a strong youth program for our son, who was in grade school at the time. We visited First Presbyterian, and met up with several families we knew from past soccer and basketball teams our son belonged to. I remember sitting in the pews with my eight-year-old son who was looking at the stained glass windows, and hearing my son say “I know who Matthais is.”The members at First Presbyterian made us all feel welcome. Our son fit in easily with the kids in his Sunday School class, and my husband and I enjoyed being part of an active church with their many activities for adults. It was funny that when we left our existing church, they had just finished a year long construction project which had me teaching Sunday School on the floor of one of the rooms for weeks. When we joined First Presbyterian, they were kicking off a major construction addition to their church. My husband and I joked that construction projects seemed to be following us.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…RelatedWhat Is Boxing Day? How Do You Celebrate?When I saw Julie’s question about Boxing Day this morning: I smiled. I’ve got you covered, Julie. My friend James has a wonderful post about Boxing Day, and all things Christmas on his Why Christmas site. Here’s a few takeaways, but read the post to get the full background:…In “Miscellaneous”Photo of the Week: Plymouth Community Christmas Carol Sing-AlongThough it was a gray afternoon, the clouds didn’t chase away families and friends from joining the 2015 Plymouth Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along today in downtown Plymouth, Michigan at Kellogg Park. Led by Dr. Jerry Smith, the music director at my church, First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, I joined dozens…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: First Presbyterian Church Courtyard FountainIt’s always a peaceful time when I visit our church courtyard on a summer evening. I stop in for a quiet time, sit on the wrought iron benches to read, or simply enjoy the sound of the running water in the fountain and the beauty of the flowers.In “Michigan”last_img read more

Add Images to Google Docs and Slides With Your Mobile Device

first_imgI’ve been a fan of Google Docs and Slides for several years. I love being able to access and update my files from whatever device I choose, without being tied down to a desktop application. And since I use a lot of Google applications for my work, it made sense for me to move away from desktop productivity applications. But there’s been one thing I haven’t been able to do in Google Docs and Slides: add images to my files on my mobile devices. Until today. I was thrilled when I read Google’s announcement that they’ve updated the Google Docs and Slides mobile applications to allow you to add images to Docs and Slides directly from your phone or tablet.You can add a photo from your camera roll or snap a photo and instantly add it to your document or presentation. To crop an image, you double tap the image, and drag the black markers until the image is cropped the way you want.An added benefit to the updated applications: no connection required. The features in the updated Docs and Slides mobile applications are available even when you’re offline. Download the new mobile apps from Google Play or the App Store (Docs and Slides).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…RelatedMay 26, 2013: Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development ResourcesWelcome to the Memorial Day version of the weekly web design and development roundup. In this week’s post, you’ll discover a cool application for visualizing a page’s CSS, find out about accessibility in mobile applications, step back in time to relive the first ten years of WordPress, and more. Let’s…In “Web design & development links”New Shortcut Editing Options in Google Docs, Slides, and DrawingsIf you spend a lot of time in Google Docs, Slides, or Drawings, the new features announced today by Google will make your work creating and editing text a lot quicker and easier. Before today, to add a bulleted or numbered list, you needed to select the toolbar or the…In “Miscellaneous”Three Helpful Features in Google Drive Announced at Google I/O 2014At yesterday’s Google I/O developer conference, Google announced many new updates to Google Drive. Among the updates you’ll see are a new interface, improved file management options, and faster speed on mobile and desktop. Three of the features quickly caught my attention. Two new features are related to file management;…In “Internet”last_img read more

SA creates more jobs, better jobs

first_img27 September 2007South Africa gained almost 200 000 jobs in the year to March 2007, according to Statistics SA’s latest labour force survey, as the recovery in job creation that started in 2003, and the shift to formal sector employment that began in 2001, both continued.The survey, released on Wednesday, shows that the number of employed South Africans rose from 12 451 000 in March 2006 to 12 648 000 in March 2007, pushing the percentage of working-age South Africans with jobs up slightly, from 41.7% to 41.9%.While South Africa’s official unemployment rate remained virtually unchanged at 25.5%, compared with 25.6% in March 2006, this was due to the increase in the number of people in the market for jobs. South Africa’s working age population (15- to 65-year-olds) rose from 29.8-million in March 2006 to almost 30.2-million in March 2007.The trade industry (including the wholesale and retail sectors) remained South Africa’s biggest employer, accounting for 23.4% of total employment in March 2007, followed by the community and personal services industry (18.3%) and manufacturing (13.9%).The industries with the biggest employment gains in the year to March 2007 were community and personal services, including domestic, shop and sales workers (127 000 new jobs), finance (126 000 new jobs), and construction (102 000 new jobs).More formal sector jobsT-Sec economist Mike Schussler told Business Report that South Africa’s overall employment picture was positive, with Statistics SA’s latest figures showing not only that jobs were increasing, but that workers were moving from the informal to the formal sector and that earnings were up sharply.According to the labour force survey, formal sector employment – where workers are more likely to have a constant salary and a pension or provident fund – has been rising steadily since 2001.In the year to March 2007, 364 000 jobs were created in the formal sector (excluding agriculture), while in the informal sector there was a decline of 59 000 jobs.In March 2007, formal sector jobs accounted for 66.6% of South Africa’s total employment, whereas the informal sector (also excluding agriculture) accounted for 16.9% and domestic work for 7.4% of all jobs.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

What Will MyStrands Do With $25M?

first_imgrichard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Spain/US-based MyStrands announced today that it’s raised $25 Million “to lead the social recommendation industry”. MyStrands is a music discovery and social networking site that covers the PC, mobile and physical worlds. We wrote about MyStrands’ technology in January, at which point it had announced a re-vamp. MyStrands is based on “behavior-based recommendation technologies” and their services allow people to organize and discover digital music and other media, through Internet connected devices (computers, mobile devices, etc). The mobile side of MyStrands was significantly strengthened in January, with new support for Symbian and Windows Mobile devices, along with a new mobile Web portal to help users network and discover music. There were also a couple of new Flash-built services – music charts and radio – plus a tie-in with Napster. MyStrands has iTunes integration too, making it a very flexible web-based music recommendations app.The company explained in their blog post where they’re headed to next:“We feel strongly that the future of the web is about personalization. Personalized TV stations, personalized advertising, personalized news, personalized shopping, personalized music and entertainment experiences, wherever you happen to be, whether it‚Äôs at home, on the go, at your friend‚Äôs or at a bar‚Ķ This is what our 50-person team has been focusing hard on and where we are headed with this funding.”In fact a recent Read/WriteWeb post detailed this kind of future for Yahoo – how Yahoo is in effect making personalization more of a priority than search (although they subsequently backtracked on this). Right now MyStrands’ focus is music, but they’re also expanding into other media types – videos, films and websites, and more. With the $25M, they basically plan to utilize their “recommender engine” across all different forms of media. They already have that portability on delivery (mobile, PC, other Internet-connected devices), so now MyStrands is aiming to expand the media types. Related Posts I can see why $25M is being poured into MyStrands – it is already a strong technnology in the music realm and the fact they cover so many platforms (mobile, PC, etc) is a real plus for the company. If MyStrands successfully introduces video, films, web sites etc into their recommendations product offering, then it will be an attractive acquisition target for the likes of Yahoo and Google. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web last_img read more

Hologram’s new IoT platform now very real

first_imgDavid Curry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Chicago-based startup Hologram has announced its cellular platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), which provides businesses with a cost effective way to design, create, and deploy IoT devices.Hologram claims to provide an end-to-end solution for businesses, with everything from connected hardware to cloud messaging services bundled into its cellular platform.See Also: Hitachi to invest $2.8 billion in IoT; launches new unit and platform“Currently, building a cellular connected device is a lot like setting up a website in 1998 when you had to buy server equipment and run it in your closet,” said Ben Forgan, CEO of Hologram. “Teams are spending a disproportionate amount of time rolling their own infrastructure when they should be focused on their core product; Hologram is changing this with a cellular platform that handles the infrastructure for you.”The cellular platform should provide some security for businesses that want to prototype and experiment with IoT systems, but cannot due to the costs of hiring an engineering team to build it.Hologram will continue to add connectionsHologram has more than 50,000 connections globally and works with global brand Kellogg’s on IoT deployment, alongside some startups like Metromile, Placemeter, and Arable.Along with the cellular network launch, Hologram also revealed a $4.8 million funding round, led by Drive Capital. “With the investment from Drive Capital we can accelerate our growth to continue to build new features and products to support our expanding base of customers, both big and small,” said Forgan.Hologram isn’t the only company in IoT working on cellular networks, Vodafone has partnered with Philips to create a M2M network, which involves inserting SIM cards into streetlights to make them part of the online grid. While the market is still young, Machina Research claims that moving to an open wireless standard would be best for smart cities. Tags:#Arable#cellular#hologram#Internet of Things#IoT#Kellogg’s#M2M#Metromile#mobile#networking#Placemeter Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…last_img read more

10 months agoCesar Azpilicueta ‘always proud’ to wear Chelsea captain’s armband

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cesar Azpilicueta ‘always proud’ to wear Chelsea captain’s armbandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta says he’s always proud to wear the captain’s armband.Azpilicueta may never be as revered as Chelsea’s previous club captain Terry — but you get the impression that he is entirely comfortable with that.”We shouldn’t compare with other generations. We are our own team with our own identity,” Azpilicueta told the Daily Mail.”The leaders in the team have to do it their own way. Things change, everything moves on, not just in football.”I’ve shared a dressing room with JT, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba and Petr Cech, and I learned so much from them.”But football has to move on. I have captained the team during the last few months after being made vice-captain behind Gary Cahill last season. But I must do it in my own way.”This is my seventh season at the club. Chelsea is my club, my home. I recognise I am one of the leaders. When new players arrive I take it upon myself to show them the Chelsea way.” last_img read more