November 16

Neymar joins exclusive goalscoring club

first_imgNeymar Neymar joins Ronaldinho & Zlatan in exclusive goalscoring club Tom Maston Last updated 2 years ago 04:35 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain Getty Images Neymar PSG Zlatan Ibrahimović Olympique Marseille v PSG Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 Stats The trio are the only players since the turn of the century to score goals in both the Classique and the Clasico Neymar is set for a number of new experiences during his debut campaign at Paris Saint-Germain, and Sunday was no different.The world-record summer signing took part in his first ever Classique as the Ligue 1 leaders travelled to Stade Velodrome to take on bitter rivals Marseille.PSG 17/4 favourite to win the Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And despite fellow Brazilian Luiz Gustavo opening the scoring for the home side, it did not take long for Neymar to get in on the action as he equalised after 33 minutes.In doing so, the former Barcelona forward has become just the third player since the turn of the century to score in both the Classique in France and the Clasico in Spain.3 – Neymar is the 3rd player to score in a classique & in a clasico in league games in the 21st century (Ronaldinho & Ibrahimovic). Stars. pic.twitter.com/M9FxHg2rvT — OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 22, 2017 He joins Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldinho in the exclusive club, with both having also completed the feat while playing for Barca and PSG.As entertainers go, it is not bad company to be keeping, and Neymar will be hopeful to keep breaking new ground as the campaign wears on.last_img read more

October 28

10 months agoArsenal manager Emery refused recalls for Nelson & Chambers

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal manager Emery refused recalls for Nelson & Chambersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has been blocked from recalling Reiss Nelson and Calum Chambers.As injuries have begun to pile-up at the Emirates, Emery is desperate for reinforcements this month.However, BBC claims Nelson and Chambers will not be recalled from their successful loan spells.18-year-old Nelson has excelled for Hoffenheim this season, while Chambers has also impressed with Arsenal’s Premier League rivals, Fulham.Emery has seen defenders Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Saed Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny all to succumb to injuries in recent weeks. last_img read more

October 27

Arsenal’s big six struggles continue in Anfield thrashing

first_imgArsenal extended their woeful record in away fixtures against the Premier League’s top-six as they lost 5-1 to Liverpool on Saturday – the second time in five seasons they’ve let in five goals at Anfield.Ainsley Maitland-Niles had briefly given Unai Emery’s Gunners the lead before Liverpool let rip on their bewildered opponents, scoring four goals in a whirlwind first half that was reminiscent of the blitzkrieg defeat suffered by Arsene Wenger’s team in February 2014.Roberto Firmino scored two in three minutes to turn the game in the hosts’ favour, before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah confounded the Gunners’ misery before half-time. Firmino completed his hat-trick in the second half when he coverted the Reds’ second penalty of the night. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Arsenal have now gone 20 Premier League games away from home against their top-six rivals since registering a victory, losing 13 of them. They have also lost on 10 of their last 12 visits against those sides.Not since January 2015 have the Gunners managed to win at the home of one of their rivals, that a 2-0 win at Manchester City secured with goals from Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud.And Saturday’s loss was the fourth time in the Premier League that the team have conceded four first-half goals, having done so at Manchester United in 2001, at Chelsea in 2014 and during their previous Anfield thrashing.It represents a continuation of a worrying trend – some of Arsenal’s most catastrophic league defeats have happened in the last five years.The club were top of the table when Brendan Rodgers’ Reds scored five in a masterclass orchestrated Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez in 2014, and followed it up just weeks later by letting in six against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in Wenger’s 1000th game as manager.They also lost 6-3 to Manchester City that same season, in a year in which they spent more days than any other side leading at the top of the table before losing out by seven points and finishing fourth.And the cycle of thrashing has even deeper roots. A Wayne Rooney-inspired Manchester United put eight past the beleaguered Gunners in August 2011, on the same ground where Dwight Yorke scored a 19-minute hat-trick in February 2001, as Arsenal lost 6-1 at Old Trafford.Emery’s side sit two points outside the top-four with fourth-place Chelsea holding a game in hand over their Champions League rivals.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

October 24

GG Encourages Youth to Keep Pace with Changes in the Work Environment

first_img “Take advantage of opportunities that present themselves… (and) weigh the value to be accrued, not only financially but developmentally,” he said. Speaking at the sixth Summer of Service scholarship awards ceremony at King’s House on Tuesday (August 21), the Governor-General urged the recipients to maintain enquiring and exploratory minds, particularly within their areas of specialisation. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is encouraging young people to be mindful of the ever-changing demands of the 21st century work environment, and challenges them to seek new knowledge to enhance their service delivery capabilities. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is encouraging young people to be mindful of the ever-changing demands of the 21st century work environment, and challenges them to seek new knowledge to enhance their service delivery capabilities.Speaking at the sixth Summer of Service scholarship awards ceremony at King’s House on Tuesday (August 21), the Governor-General urged the recipients to maintain enquiring and exploratory minds, particularly within their areas of specialisation.“Take advantage of opportunities that present themselves… (and) weigh the value to be accrued, not only financially but developmentally,” he said.During the ceremony, tuition fees and grants totalling over $5 million were awarded to 15 young persons pursuing tertiary education at local institutions.The recipients spent eight weeks of their summer holidays volunteering their services in various organisations as administrative assistants, teachers and caregivers.“We celebrate (today), a group of young adults who have recognised the enormous value of volunteerism not only to the organisations in which you have served, but also the depth of value to your own development as individuals who will go on to make greater contributions to the society,” he said.The Governor-General, who indicated that 61 students have benefited under the programme since its inception, said the initiative continues to provide a platform for youth development while engendering a sense of national responsibility.“Your commitment demonstrates a level of ambition for self-actualisation and a sense of responsibility toward nation-building. It (also) demonstrates your own belief in using what is right with Jamaica to fix what is wrong,” he added.The Governor-General expressed gratitude to the sponsors, without whom he said the programme would not be the resounding success it now is.The sponsors are: NCB Foundation, Derrimon Trading Company; Newport Fersan Jamaica Limited; the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China; Kingston Bookshop; Caribbean Maritime University; and First Regional Co-operative Credit Union.“Thank you for believing in and supporting the vision of the programme and the aspirations of the participants,” he said.This year’s awardees are: Stephanie Wright, who will attend Northern Caribbean University; Kerone Miller, The Mico University; Phillip Griffiths, University of Technology; Shenese Wilson and Shania Allen, who will be pursuing studies at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education; Brittania Derby and Mellisa Edwards who will attend the Caribbean Maritime University; and Ashera Barron, Ashley Bernard, Samantha Forrester, James Peart, Jhenelle Small, Jastine Smith, Samantha Webb, and Magali Williams who will pursue studies at The University of the West Indies, Mona. Story Highlightslast_img read more

October 20

Badal Deol among new members administered oath on second day

first_imgNew Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, actor Sunny Deol and Aam Aadmi Party’s lone MP Bhagwant Mann were among the leaders who took oath as members of 17th Lok Sabha on Tuesday. There was loud applause when BJP MP Om Birla, who is tipped to be the NDA’s nominee for Lok Sabha Speaker’s post, entered the House and later when he got up to take oath. IUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal and former Union ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Preneet Kaur and Shashi Tharoor were also administered oath on the second day of the maiden session. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Dressed in jeans, white shirt and blazer, Deol took oath in English amid cheers and slogan of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ from the treasury benches. There was a slip of tongue by the BJP MP from Gurdaspur when he said “withhold the sovereignty and integrity of the country” instead of “uphold the sovereignty and integrity of the country”, but he quickly rectified it. There was some banter between Mann and members of treasury benches after he ended his oath with the slogan ‘Inqalab Zindabad’. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize Badal concluded his oath with Sikh religious chant of ‘Wahe Guruji ka Khalsa, Wahe Guruji de Fateh”. Tharoor was absent on Monday when other members from Kerala, including Rahul Gandhi, took oath. Kaur, who is the wife of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, had a bandage on her forehead. Former Union minister P Chidambaram was sitting in the Speaker’s Gallery as his son Karti Chidambaram was to tak oath. The maiden session of 17th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari among the prominent members who took oath on the first day.last_img read more

October 16

Kate Winslet To Be Honored With Actors Inspiration Award

first_imgThe SAG-AFTRA Foundation has announced it will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to critically-acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kate Winslet, highlighting her career achievements and honoring her charitable work.The nonprofit’s Patron of the Artists Awards celebration will also honor director/producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos for their roles in supporting actors and performing artists in their careers. The event takes place Thursday, November 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. Her resume consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work including Steve Jobs, Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Iris, Titanic, and Sense and Sensibility, as well as a span of awards and honors that illustrate her talent and solidify her permanent place in cinema history. A seven-time Oscar nominee, Winslet earned the award for her role as Hanna Schmitz in Stephen Daldry’s 2008 “The Reader.” She also won an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the title role in the HBO mini-series “Mildred Pierce.” Up next, Winslet will be seen in Hany Abu-Assad’s The Mountain Between Us opposite Idris Elba and Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel opposite Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple, both of which will be released this winter.

As one of the most accomplished actors of our time, Winslet has simultaneously used her artistic platform to champion several philanthropic causes. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Actors Inspiration Award recognizes Winslet’s dedication and commitment to a broad array of philanthropic activities ranging from global causes like her own Golden Hat Foundation working for children with autism and their families, and more regional charities in the UK such as Cardboard Citizens whose aim is to rehabilitate and provide creative sanctuary for at-risk and homeless individuals, down to very specific fundraising for disadvantaged individuals seeking life-saving cancer treatments.

”We are so proud to honor Kate Winslet with our Actors Inspiration Award. Without a doubt, Kate is an incomparable actress who we admire for her work and contribution to our craft. Yet, what makes Kate this year’s honoree is the work she does behind the scenes making a difference in the lives of children and adults living with autism through her Golden Hat Foundation while simultaneously supporting so many other worthwhile charities,” said SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams. “Kate has been a game changer and role model in our industry, setting a sterling example for all artists and leaders to use their influence to give back to the greater welfare of others. We look forward to presenting her with this award for all she has accomplished, and all she has given back.”

Leonardo DiCaprio was the first recipient of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Actors Inspiration Award, and previous Patron of the Artists Awards honorees include Lee Daniels, Megan Ellison, and Rob Marshall. The Patron of the Artists Awards event includes musical performances with ticket sales benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Sponsors include United Airlines and Variety.

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October 12

Marrakech International Film Festival to Honor two American Film Stars

Fez – Two American film celebrities, Bill Murray and Willem Dafoe, and Moroccan cinematographer, Kamal Derkaoui, are among those to be honored at the 15th Annual Marrakech International Film Festival to be held December 4-12. Others include Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook and Indian film star Madhuri Dixit.Bill Murray is a comedian actor and director who has played important roles in successful comedy films. He is famous for his sober and moving performance in “Lost in Translation” by Sophia Coppola, which left an indelible impression on cinema lovers. The iconic figure of American cinema recently shot ‘’Rock the Kasbah” in Morocco.The Festival will also pay tribute to American actor Willem Dafoe who has played in more than 80 films including “The Last Temptation of Christ,” also filmed in southern Morocco, and ‘’Spider Man 2″ in which he played the Green Goblin. Dafoe was nominated for Academy Award Best Supporting Actor in Platoon (1986) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000). The Festival will also celebrate Park Chan-Wook, a film-maker, director, screenwriter and producer who received the Cannes Grand Prix in 2004 for “Old Boy.” He is also the author of “Stoker,” a film released in 2013.The Festival will also honor Madhuri Dixit, an Indian dancer and actor who is a key figure in Indian cinema. Dixit is a national hero in her country for her role in “Devdas” which met with great success internationally.Morocco will be represented by cinematographer Kamal Derkaoui. Derkaoui was born in Poland and trained at the National Film Institute of the Russian Federation (VGIK). He lives in Canada, but is best known for his talent in Morocco.Derkaoui was nominated for Best Cinematography for the CSC Awards (Canadian Society of Cinematographers) in 2005, awarded for Best Cinematography at the Casablanca international film festival in November 1998 for Saad Chraibi’s feature film, “Femme et femmes,” and received the award for Best Cinematography at the International Film Festival in Athens, Greece, in 2000 for Nordine Lakhmari’s Moroccan-Norwegian film, “Le dernier spectacle.” read more

October 2

Ban recommends strengthening UN peacekeeping force in Golan Heights

“Given the evolving security situation in the UNDOF area of operation, it is necessary to consider further adjustments to the posture and operations of the Mission,” Mr. Ban writes in his latest report to the Security Council on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). The Council is set to meet with the Forces’ troop contributing countries later today.Citing spill over from the ongoing crisis in Syria, where Government and armed opposition groups are locked in a spiralling conflict which has in turn sparked tensions in the Golan between Syria and Israel, the Secretary-General recommends that the Council extend the UN force’s mandate for six more months, until December 31st.Noting that the Governments of both Syria and Israel backed the mandate extension, Mr. Ban goes on to recommend that the Council consider, “as a matter of priority,” adjustments to UNDOF, including enhancing its self-defence capabilities and boosting its force strength by about 300 to some 1,250 troops. These proposals come as UNDOF, which monitors the 1974 disengagement accord between Syria and Israel after their 1973 war, has faced a spate security risks and operational challenges. Just last week, Security Council members expressed concern at the resurgence of fighting in the Golan Heights and at the prospect of countries withdrawing their troops from UNDOF. This followed the recent injury of two peacekeepers amid intense fighting in the area of separation. Also, since early March UNDOF peacekeepers have twice been captured in the Golan Heights area and held for brief periods by armed groups. Each incident ended with the troops being released unharmed. In addition, Austria – which contributes about one-third of UNDOF’s troops – announced on 6 June its decision to withdraw its soldiers, reportedly citing a lack of freedom of movement and an unacceptable level of danger to its personnel.Speaking to the press at UN Headquarters today, the Secretary-General’s Spokesman, Martin Nesirky, announced that, regarding Austria’s troop withdrawal, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) has requested the Austrian authorities to ensure that the Mission’s operational requirements and the possible negative impact on implementing the mandate. “Specifically, [DPKO] formally requested Austria to complete the withdrawal of its personnel no earlier than the end of July to ensure a smooth transition with incoming troop-contributing countries and a continued UN presence in critical UNDOF positions such a Mount Hermon,” the Spokesman said. In view of the difficult conditions on the ground, Mr. Nesirky said, Austria was also requested to leave all its equipment within UNDOF. “This equipment is essential to support remaining and incoming peacekeepers in the implementation of the Mission’s mandate, he continued, adding that DPKO is “urgently approaching possible troop contributing countries to replace Austria.”“The Department of Peacekeeping Operations says that it trusts that Austria, given its long-standing and valuable contribution to the Mission, will keep the interest of the Mission at heart while withdrawing its personnel,” he said.In his report, Mr. Ban calls on all parties to the Syrian conflict to cease military actions inside the country, including in the UNDOF area of operation. Further, he says the threats by Syrian leaders to act against Israel on the Golan undermine the Disengagement AgreementMr. Ban says also he remains “deeply concerned” about incidents involving UN personnel on the ground, and stresses that the safety of UN personnel is essential for UNDOF to continue to implement its mandate under difficult conditions.“It is equally critical that the Security Council continue to bring its influence to bear on the parties concerned to ensure that UNDOF is accorded the ability to operate freely and securely within its area of operations in order to be able to carry out its important mandate,” the UN chief adds. read more

October 2

Proposals sought for tech showcase presentations

University instructors and researchers are invited to submit proposals for the second annual Teaching and Research Technology Showcase.A collaboration between the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Information Technology Services (ITS), the showcase is an opportunity for researchers, research assistants, graduate students, faculty members, teaching assistants, instructors, librarians and other teaching staff to demonstrate how they are using campus technology in their own teaching or research practice.“Our goal is to bring together teaching and research folks who are doing cool things on campus with our shared technology,” said Michael Brousseau, Acting Manager, eLearning.“This showcase isn’t about training — we want people to demonstrate how and why they are uniquely using the technology for their own research and pedagogy.”The free, interactive event is planned for Thursday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Similar to last year, digital poster presentations on topics such as online teaching and course evaluations, high-powered computing and 3D printing, will take place in Market Hall, where coffee and snacks will also be available.The new 15-minute presentations will take place simultaneously in the Schmon Tower classrooms just outside of Market Hall.Andy Morgan, ITS Director of Client Services says the addition of the short presentations will allow for more focused demonstrations where presenters can dive deeper into their projects, as well as an opportunity for group questions and discussion.“We hope the demonstrations — and conversations that result from them — spark interest in adapting the tools and resources we have available in pursuit of new ideas.”Interested presenters are encouraged to fill out an online form by Tuesday, Nov. 6.For more information, contact edtech@brocku.ca read more

September 29

What Does An 07 Start Tell You About An NFL Coach

Head coaches that began no wins through seven games, 1970-2015 1976John McKayBuccaneersYear 2944-88-133.5 2001Marty MornhinwegLions1325-2715.6 2009Raheem MorrisBuccaneers8317-3135.4 1984Hugh CampbellOilers1128-2226.7 YEARCOACHTEAMFIRST WIN IN GAME…SEASONS AS HEAD COACHRECORDWIN % 1979Bill Walsh49ers81092-59-160.9 1978Bud WilkinsonCardinals929-2031.0 Raheem Morris’s tenure in Tampa Bay is mostly remembered for how badly it ended, but it didn’t start off well, either. In 2009, his first season with the Bucs, the team started 0-7. Tampa Bay finished 3-13 and went 4-12 in 2011, the campaign that cost Morris his job. Those two terrible years were sandwiched around a surprising 10-6 season. 1971Harvey JohnsonBills1111-137.1 Although the recent examples are pretty ugly — and caution against giving any unsuccessful head coach too long of a leash — there are two inspiring names on the list for Browns fans.The late ‘80s Cowboys were a mess, just like the current Browns. In 1988, Dallas went 3-13, and replaced legendary head coach Tom Landry with Jimmy Johnson. The Cowboys went 1-15 in Johnson’s rookie season, with the sole victory coming in Washington in Week nine. Johnson quickly turned around the Cowboys in part because of his ability to accumulate high draft picks, a strategy that Jackson’s Browns are currently employing.Those Cowboys have been the blueprint for preaching patience in coaching, particularly when a coach takes over a bad team. Dallas went 36 straight games from 1988 to 1990 as underdogs; Johnson’s Cowboys weren’t favored to win a game until the 30th game of his coaching tenure. And this year’s Browns have been underdogs in every game this season, a sign of the poor roster Jackson is coaching.2Of course, Bradley’s Jaguars had a similar story: They weren’t favored until his 31st game. Inheriting a terrible roster sometimes means a team has to get worse before it can get better, and that’s exactly what happened in Dallas: The Cowboys went 1-15, 7-9, 11-5, 13-3 and 12-4 in Johnson’s five seasons with the team, with those last two campaigns ending in Super Bowl championships. 3Dallas also won another Super Bowl two years later, with Barry Switzer as head coach.And then there is Bill Walsh, the legendary 49ers coach who won three Super Bowls during his decade with the team. He inherited a San Francisco roster that was low on talent: The team sunk to 2-14 in 1978, and was without a first round pick in 1979 (which turned out to be the first overall pick) after trading those rights to Buffalo for O.J. Simpson the previous year.San Francisco went 0-7 out of the gate in 1979 under Walsh, eventually finishing 2-14. And the 49ers improved to only 6-10 in 1980, before Walsh’s influence on the team began to take hold. From 1981 to 1988, San Francisco won over 70 percent of its games, the best mark in the NFL, and won three Super Bowls. And as with Johnson, the fruits of his work yielded additional success after he left, with the 49ers winning a fourth Super Bowl in 1989 and a fifth in 1994.For Jackson and the new Browns regime, expectations were very low entering the season. That makes it impossible to know whether this 0-7 start is more like a Bradley or Gailey 0-7, or a Johnson or Walsh 0-7. The likely reality is that many of the players responsible for the next great (or even good) Browns team aren’t currently on the roster. Johnson and Walsh selected Hall of Fame quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Joe Montana in their first drafts, which laid the groundwork for the success years later. But that franchise quarterback is probably not on the current roster for Cleveland, with the team expected to take one early in the 2017 draft. That means, at this point, Cleveland sports fans anxious to figure out whether Jackson will be the league’s next great coach will have to wait. Fortunately for Cleveland fans, they still have the Indians and the Cavs.CORRECTION (Oct 28 6:55 p.m. EDT): A table in an earlier version of this article contained several errors. Six coaches were incorrectly included in the chart and have been removed: Rick Venturi, Ron Meyer, Chuck Studley, Dick Stanfel, Homer Rice, and John McVay. Two coaches who should have been included have been added: John McKay and Frank Kush. Bud Wilkinson coached two seasons with the Cardinals, not one, and compiled a 9-20 record, not a 6-10 record. Forrest Gregg coached three seasons with the Browns, not two, and compiled an 18-23 record, not a 12-16 record. Harvey Johnson coached only one season with the Bills after 1970, not two (though he did coach in 1968). Chan Gailey, like Jackson, was hired to cure an anemic offense. The 2009 Bills ranked 29th in offensive DVOA, prompting the hiring of Gailey, a coach with a long history on that side of the ball. Buffalo started the 2010 season 0-8 before Gailey got his first win; he lasted three years in Buffalo and went 16-32. 1982Frank KushColtsYear 2311-28-128.8 2009Steve SpagnuoloRams8310-3820.8 2007Cam CameronDolphins1411-156.3 2013Gus BradleyJaguars9414-4125.5% 2010Chan GaileyBills9316-3233.3 1975Forrest GreggBrowns10318-2343.9 1999Chris PalmerBrowns825-2715.6 1989Jimmy JohnsonCowboys9544-3655.0 Cam Cameron was hired to fix the Miami offense. In 2006, the Dolphins ranked 29th in scoring, so Miami hired Cameron, the offensive coordinator of the No. 1 scoring offense in the NFL (San Diego), to change things. But Cameron went 1-15 in his lone season as the Dolphins head coach, winning his only game in overtime in Week 15.The table below shows the 16 head coaches from 1970 to 2015 that began their tenure without a win through seven games. For Bradley, the only active head coach on the list, the data is current through Thursday night’s game. Steve Spagnuolo was hired by a St. Louis Rams team that went 2-14 in 2008; the former Giants defensive coordinator somehow oversaw a decline as St. Louis went 1-15 in 2009, with the lone win coming against the 2-14 Lions. Spagnuolo went 10-38 (.208) in three years with the Rams and had one of the worst coaching tenures in league history. If good things are supposed to come in threes, nobody told the Cleveland Browns. This year, the Cavaliers won the NBA championship in remarkable fashion, and the Indians are currently playing in the World Series. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s other major professional sports team is 0-7, the last remaining winless team in the 2016 NFL season.The Browns hired Hue Jackson to lead the team’s latest rebuilding effort in a move that was regarded as one of the best coaching hires of the offseason. In an offseason in which the Browns also brought in Paul DePodesta as chief strategy officer to turn the franchise around, it seemed like Cleveland had its coach of the future. But Jackson is now just the 17th coach since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to fail to win a game in his team’s first seven contests.The most recent examples are not going to inspire confidence and hope for Cleveland fans:Gus Bradley, like Jackson, inherited a terrible roster. The Jaguars went 2-14 in 2012 1The Browns went 3-13 last season. before hiring Bradley, who won his first game in Jacksonville’s ninth game of the season. After another ugly loss Thursday night, Bradley’s record with the Jaguars stands at just 14-41 (0.255). Source: pro-football-reference.com 1985Leeman BennettBuccaneers1024-2812.5 read more

September 28

Mens Soccer Ohio States record shutout streak ends as Buckeyes tie Detroit

Ohio State freshman forward Joshua Jackson-Ketchup (9) takes the ball downfield during the Ohio State- BGSU game on Sep. 22. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorTwo goals proved insufficient for both teams as the No. 16 Ohio State men’s soccer team (7-1-1, 3-0-0 Big Ten) tied Detroit Mercy (5-2-2, 2-1 Horizon) 2-2 Tuesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The tie ends the Buckeyes’ win streak at six games and their consecutive shutout streak, which now is the all-time school record at six games. Bluem said he wasn’t overly concerned about the shutout streak coming to an end.“Maybe we were a little too uptight about that,” Bluem said. “Well we don’t have to worry about that now. Now we start a new streak.”The team may have avoided a loss, but Ohio State head coach John Bluem was not happy with the team’s effort.“For me it wasn’t a good soccer game,” Bluem said. “There wasn’t really much soccer played, it was up and down, way too many fouls, I think there was 36 fouls in the game. It’s difficult to play in an environment like that. I think that’s how Detroit wanted the game to be and for us we weren’t able to control the game.”The Buckeyes scored their two goals before the 20th minute, the first coming in the 10th minute off the foot of junior midfielder Abdi Mohamed, assisted on by forward Nate Kohl and defender Kevin Blackwood. The next goal came eight minutes later in the 18th minutes as midfielder Brady Blackwell buried the ball in the net with assists from Kohl and forward Joshua Jackson-Ketchup to give the Buckeyes the 2-0 lead.It was during the 33rd minute when the Buckeyes started to lose their momentum as the Titans’ leading scorer Spiro Pliakos buried his seventh goal of the season, jump-starting the comeback.The tying goal came on a rebound off goalie Parker Siegfried’s hands into the foot of forward Aleks Vushaj in the 64th minute.Bluem took some of the responsibility for the loss of momentum, but also acknowledged that his team lacked consistency throughout the game.“I substituted a little bit too early maybe, when we had the 2-0 lead maybe I should’ve kept that first group on the field that was playing well and see if we could push and get a third goal, so I’ll take responsibility for that,” Bluem said. “But what I think happened their team outcompeted us during stretches of the game and that hasn’t happened to us too much this year. We really have been a team that fights hard for 90 minutes and it wasn’t there tonight. It’s been a long stretch and we’ve played very well over that stretch and today we didn’t have our best game.”The game lasted through two overtimes, but the teams managed only two shots apiece over the combined 20 minutes of play, ending the game in a tie.Though his team saw both the win and shutout streak go by the wayside, Mohamed said a tie should not distract them from the upcoming schedule that includes Big Ten opponents in four of the next six games.“Eventually we were going to get scored on, it’s good to do it now and see how we react to it, so we’ll be ready for October and the challenges to come ahead,” Mohamed said. “We were looking to win, keep the streak going, but now it’s time to regroup and turn our heads to Michigan State.”The Buckeyes will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to take on conference opponent Michigan State Sunday at 3 p.m. read more

September 25

Police Constable dies following accident in Berbice

Constable Khrystama YasinAccording to the GPF, Police Constable 22155 Khrystama Yasin, 23, of lot 34 Vryheid, West Canje Berbice, was proceeding west along the southern carriageway of the Borlam Public Road with his motorcycle CG 7801, when he collided with pedestrian Youlander Collins, 27, of Dazelle Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara.They were both rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where Constable Yasin died about 05:30hrs today whilst being prepared to be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Collins, a patient of the Fort Canje Psychiatric Hospital, was later transferred to the GPHC and is currently in a stable condition. A Guyana Police Force (GPF) rank has succumbed to his injuries hours after being involved in an accident with a female who was said to be pushing a bicycle along the Borlam Public Road, in Berbice about 23:30hrs on Thursday. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCop dies in Leguan accidentMay 21, 2017In “latest news”Berbice accident leaves constable, another in hospitalJune 10, 2017In “Crime”Woman succumbs to injuries following vehicular accident with ConstableAugust 17, 2017In “Crime” read more

September 22

Mladen Bojinović a rescuer in Tremblay

← Previous Story HP Interview with Manolo Cadenas: My second life in Poland Next Story → BACK TO THE HANDBALL FUTURE: Vujović, Brand and Johansson According to French handnews.fr, the second best scorer in the history of the French elite division LNH, Mladen Bojinović could come back to France after only months and a half in his first proffesional team – RK Borac Banja Luka. The 38 years-old left back – playmaker signed contract with the Bosnian champions, the team from his born city, after 13 years of playing for Montpellier and PSG  Handball.Bojinović won 11 Championships since 2002, when he arrived in Montpellier from FC Barcelona.Now, Tremblay are in dangerous position with only two points in six opening matches of the season, which put them on position 13 only ahead of Chartres. French team is interested in service of experienced Serbian guy with winning mentality. LNHMladen Bojinovićtremblay read more

September 21

Dimitrious Gargasoulas says he is the saviour

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dimitrious Gargasoulas appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today via video-link.The 26-year-old man is accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of pedestrians in January, whilst driving irately through Melbourne’s CBD.Gargasoulas, who according to his lawyer was previously “too ill to attend”, smiled at the court and proclaimed himself “the saviour”.The man, in spite of his lawyer’s warnings that media were monitoring the hearing, interrupted the court several times saying “All the law is illegal”.“Your Honour, I wanted to tell you something”, he went on, “Aboriginal law is identical to Muslim law (…) Your Honour, did you know the Muslim faith is the correct faith according to the whole world? And I am not guilty.”Before his video-link was switched off, he called out: “I am the saviour.”The matter has been adjourned until May and Gargasoulas will have to reappear in court in December, for a separate hearing facing six charges of murder, 28 of attempted murder and conduct endangering life following the Bourke Street tragedy in January. He also faces charges for theft and other offences allegedly committed in early January and late last year, including driving on the wrong side of the road to evade police in St Kilda.last_img read more

September 16

Tokyo court rules that 2017 sibling agreement to oust Kazuo Okada is

first_imgA Tokyo court has ruled in favor of Tomohiro Okada, the son of Kazuo Okada, in a complaint filed by Tomohiro against his sister Hiromi regarding a 2017 agreement between the two siblings that led to the removal of their father from family-owned Okada Holdings Ltd.The Japanese gaming mogul was ousted from Okada Holdings, which owns 68% of the company’s gaming vehicle Universal Entertainment Corp, in 2017 after Tomohiro and Hiromi joined forces via a Trust Agreement to take control of the business. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Load More Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase RelatedPosts Okada holds a 46.38% stake in Okada Holdings while Tomohiro holds 43.48%, meaning effective control of the company depends on an alliance with Hiromi and her 9.78% share.However, having originally sided with her brother in a move that ultimately enabled Okada to be ousted, Hiromi subsequently reconciled with Kazuo Okada in the months that followed and the pair filed criminal proceedings in Hong Kong against both Tomohiro and Universal, among which Hiromi claimed that she had been tricked into signing the Trust Agreement in May of 2017. Tomohiro then filed his complaint in Tokyo to validate their Trust Agreement, with the court this week ruling that the agreement was indeed valid.Despite the findings, the Kazuo Okada camp was quick to respond overnight, stating that Hiromi will appeal the decision.Lawyers representing Okada also promised to continue their fight for control of Universal and against plans by the company to complete a backdoor listing on the Philippine Stock Exchange of Universal subsidiary Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc, (TRLEI) operator of Philippines IR Okada Manila.“As the rightful owner of Okada Holdings, how can they not consult him on matters regarding his company and his property?” the lawyers said in a statement sent to Inside Asian Gaming.“He was not consulted at all in that transaction and he will file cases against those responsible for the backdoor listing.”TRLEI is also planning to change the name of the Okada Manila property once its backdoor listing is complete.last_img read more

September 15

Students service dog poses for yearbook photo

first_img(WSVN) – A student’s service dog graced the yearbook pages of an elementary school near Daytona Beach.The dog named Linda has been accompanying 11-year-old Rachel to class at the school.Linda helps the 11-year-old, who was born with spina bifida.“I’m clumsy. I can drop stuff,” said Rachel. “She can pick stuff up.”Classmates and teachers said goodbye to the pair, as Rachel is now heading to middle school.Linda got her own yearbook photo and a faculty badge before the final farewells. She was also presented with a plaque as a sign of appreciation for all her hard work.“If we could all have a service dog in our classrooms — it’s amazing the changes I have seen in my students and how it’s brought us all together as a family,” said Ashley Desmond, a teacher at the school. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 15

Police ask for publics help in fatal SW MiamiDade hitandrun investigation

first_imgIf you have any information on this fatal hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Detectives have released new information about a deadly hit-and-run crash in Southwest Miami-Dade in hopes of getting help from the public.Miami-Dade Police officials released that the model of the vehicle believed to have been driven in a fatal crash on Sunday was a Ford F-series truck.Lamarr Thomas, 37, was struck and killed on the 12800 block of Southwest 248th Street any time between 12:01 a.m. to 8:49 a.m.The truck was captured on surveillance video fleeing eastbound from the scene.Detectives said the truck involved in the crash is a two-toned 2005 to 2007 Ford F-250 or F-350. The top portion of the truck could be either red or maroon, the bottom is tan, and there is a tool box in the bed.The vehicle also has roof and side mirror lights that are amber in color.The front right headlight and bumper are believed to have damage. last_img read more

September 10

Listen to Game of Thrones episode 2s haunting Florence and The Machine

first_img Episode 2 recap: The battle is nigh, the thirst is real Episode 3 trailer: ‘The Night King is coming’ Arya, what? Fans react to that unexpected scene 5:10 The first verse of Jenny of Oldstones comes from George R.R. Martin’s books. The team added some lyrics, and the show’s composer, Ramin Djawadi, came up with the music. Our sister site GameSpot has more on the importance of the song. As of this writing, the lyric video for the song already has more than 200,000 views on YouTube.  The trailer for next Sunday’s episode shows beloved characters preparing for a war that appears to be unwinnable. So a song this somber feels fitting.  Game of Thrones HBO See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Tags 187 Photos If you’re feeling disquieted after watching the foreboding second episode of Game of Thrones season 8, here’s a haunting soundtrack to underscore your unease.  It’s Florence and The Machine’s beautiful cover of the song Jenny of Oldstones from Sunday’s show. (Ser!) Brienne’s squire Podrick Payne sings the song to a group of fan favorite characters on the eve of battle, with this version following during the credits. You can stream it here.  TV and Movies Musiccenter_img 1 Now playing: Watch this: Game of Thrones’ creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, approached Florence Welch, the the indie rock band’s British vocalist, with a personal request to share her voice on the last season of the hit show.   “We’ve always been huge fans of Florence’s music, and the season 2 trailer with her song Seven Devils was possibly the most powerful we’ve ever had,” Benioff and Weiss said in a statement. “So the opportunity to hear her otherworldly voice on our show was always at the forefront of our minds. We’re still pleasantly shocked that she agreed to sing Jenny of Oldstones, and we’re in love with the result.” Share your voice More Thrones season 8 Comment Game of Thrones theme song started in a carlast_img read more

August 31

Analyzing the parameters that made societies likely to adopt agriculture

first_img More information: Transition to farming more likely for small, conservative groups with property rights, but increased productivity is not essential. PNAS 2015 ; published ahead of print November 2, 2015, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1511870112AbstractTheories for the origins of agriculture are still debated, with a range of different explanations offered. Computational models can be used to test these theories and explore new hypotheses; Bowles and Choi [Bowles S, Choi J-K (2013) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110(22):8830–8835] have developed one such model. Their model shows the coevolution of farming and farming-friendly property rights, and by including climate variability, replicates the timings for the emergence of these events seen in the archaeological record. Because the processes modeled occurred a long time ago, it can be difficult to justify exact parameter values; hence, we propose a fitting to idealized outcomes (FIO) method to explore the model’s parameter space in more detail. We have replicated the model of Bowles and Choi, and used the FIO method to identify complexities and interactions of the model previously unidentified. Our results indicate that the key parameters for the emergence of farming are group structuring, group size, conservatism, and farming-friendly property rights (lending further support to Bowles and Choi’s original proposal). We also find that although advantageous, it is not essential that farming productivity be greater than foraging productivity for farming to emerge. In addition, we highlight how model behaviors can be missed when gauging parameter sensitivity via a fix-all-but-one variation approach. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore further Citation: Analyzing the parameters that made societies likely to adopt agriculture (2015, November 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-parameters-societies-agriculture.html Human transition from foraging to farming was a gradual co-evolution, not a rapid innovationcenter_img The lack of a historical record from these early agricultural societies has led researchers to develop social and economic models in order to deduce the conditions that enabled the growth and spread of agricultural practice. Researchers S. Bowles and J-K Choi published a method in 2013 hypothesizing that the rise of agriculture was impossible without the development of farming-friendly property rights, and vice-versa. The model demonstrated the coevolution of farming and property rights, while replicating the timing of these developments in the archaeological record with data from the North Greenland Ice Core Project. Their model also suggested that a rare, possibly coincidental set of environmental and social conditions had to occur in order for agriculture to become established.Now, a group of researchers in the United Kingdom has replicated and deepened the results of the Bowles-Choi model with a computer simulation in which they tested parameter variations by running the model 106 times and then separated these simulations into 1,000 sets of 1,000 simulations. They have published their results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors conclude that the elements necessary for the establishment of agriculture are a population structured into groups, small (but not too small) group sizes, a very low amount of behavioral experimentation, and the presence of farming-friendly property rights.Agents in the Bowles-Choi model can have a technological strategy: farmers or foragers. They also have a behavioral strategy: They can be a sharer, a bourgeois, or a civic. Behavioral experimentation is defined in the study as the willingness to transition between these behavioral modes, where a group with a low level of experimentation is regarded as more conservative. In the current study, the researchers established that a low, but nonzero level of behavioral experimentation was needed as a condition for an agricultural society.”By increasing behavioral experimentation, we see an increase in the number of farmers. However, this increase converges to around 50 percent of farmers, because when behavioral experimentation is large, agents are changing regularly between both strategies and there is little structuring in the group. It is only when the number of groups is large (i.e. the groups are small) that we start to see more simulations that have a majority of farmers.”The other parameters from the Bowles-Choi model that had identifiable effects in the current study were hunter-gatherer product, the contestability of farmed products, farming investment, and farming product. The researchers found that a number of parameters accounted in the Bowles-Choi model were insensitive in the new simulations, including the migration rate, the contestability of foraged products, the resource transfer amount, and the probability of a between-group conflict. Additionally, with their new approach, the researchers addressed the problems of the “fix-all-but-one” parameter approach used by Bowles and Choi; they suggest future studies of historical processes could rely more on similar parameter analysis. © 2015 Phys.org (Phys.org)—The development of agriculture, arising during the Neolithic revolution, was an incredibly influential transition in the history of human beings. It’s believed that anatomically modern humans existed in hunter-gatherer societies for around 190,000 years before the transition to agricultural practices, which are generally understood to have occurred independently in several regions around the world, and radiated out to the rest of the world from these hubs between 11,500 years ago and 3,500 years ago. Range (light green), interquartile range (middle green), and median (dark green) of the percentage of metapopulations (1,000 simulations) with a majority of bourgeois farmers at each time point when running our interpretation of the model 1,000 times. Bowles and Choi’s result is shown in black. Credit: (c) 2015 PNAS 2015 ; published ahead of print November 2, 2015, doi:10.1073/pnas.1511870112last_img read more

August 15

BSI Financial Introduces Quality Control Review System

first_imgBSI Financial Introduces Quality Control Review System BSI Financial Services, Inc., a privately held company specializing in residential mortgage servicing, subservicing, and quality control, announced the launch of BSI Client Asset Risk Evaluation System (CARES), an advanced loan quality control order management and process control solution.A proprietary browser-based system, BSI CARES was designed to improve the efficiency and consistency of loan quality review procedures by providing detailed quality control reviews of samples of loans at both the pre- and post-funding stage.Developed using information gathered from in-depth interviews with investors and lenders, BSI CARES was created to deliver “actionable reporting on loan quality risk factors, risk severity scores and trend analysis” while exceeding requirements established by the GSEs and private investors, the company said in a release.“BSI CARES represents an investment in technology that is designed to provide our clients exceptional visibility into our loan quality review procedures while delivering actionable information that they can apply to improve their loan origination processes,” said Gagan Sharma, president and CEO at BSI Financial. “Using cloud-based technology, BSI CARES allows our Quality Control team to operate more cohesively and efficiently while affording better speed and visibility.”In addition to providing a comprehensive reports package summarizing loan quality measures, BSI CARES also produces trend analysis reports, giving clients the ability to identify and fix specific issues and address root causes of any problems that surface repeatedly.“BSI CARES enables us to streamline the loan review process by identifying, assigning and closely monitoring quality review responsibilities,” said Julie Zygutis, BSI Financial’s SVP of operations.Future enhancements to the system will allow clients the ability to submit loan review orders online, track the status of each loan under review, and access real-time reporting on loan quality, according to BSI. in Headlines, News, Technology, Uncategorized BSI Financial Company News Quality Control 2014-03-07 Tory Barringercenter_img March 7, 2014 549 Views Sharelast_img read more