John Terry says he would love to see former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti back in the Premier League.The Italian, who was sacked by Real Madrid on Monday afternoon, has been linked with a move to Manchester City.The former Blues chief’s agent Ernesto Bronzetti claims the 55-year-old will take a year’s sabbatical.But Terry hopes to see the ex-AC Milan and Juventus boss back in the top-flight soon.“It’s very sad [Ancelotti’s sacking],” he told talkSPORT. “I was very close with Carlo both on and off the pitch.“He’s a close second to Jose, in terms of my favourite manager. With what I’ve won under Jose, he just edges it.“Carlo is a fantastic manager and an unbelievable man-manager. I’d love to see him back in the Premier League and winning things.”
December 19, 2019
SETI researchers are building radio telescopes that might be able to catch leaking airwaves from the aliens, reports National Geographic and Space.com. Some 1,000 stars within 30 light-years may be within the reach of an array of new radio telescopes in Australia. SETI researchers can piggyback on this astrophysics facility to listen in on frequencies used on Earth by military radio and broadcast TV. Future arrays may extend the reach 10 times as far, to encompass 100 million stars.Imagine the sound of snow, hissing. If someone hears occasional gunshots in the noise, will it be a Bonanza? Maybe the mike’ll land on a planet in the west, listening to little little Lorne Green men giving us cowboy logic. Ponder Rosa sitting at the console listening to all this; will Dan block her? “Boss,” she’ll say, “this ain’t no chance string of bits; it carries a message.” “What’s it say?” She pauses, translating: “Keep your Hoss before the cart.” “Right,” he responds. “Good design detection work.”(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
December 1, 2019
Following a plea alleging unscientific handling of fly ash generated by a unit of NTPC, the National Green Tribunal on Monday sought a report from the authorities on the current status on disposal and management of fly ash.A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed Aravalli Power and Jhajjar Power to provide a report on the current status of fly ash disposal and management. Authorities were also directed to furnish an action plan along with timelines within one month.Additionally, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board was directed to furnish a report on the status of air quality and stack monitoring with respect to the two units within one month.Further, the Bench said, “Report from the Chief Medical Officer, Jhajjar district, about the health impact of fly ash in the area in question has to be provided within one month.” The directions came when the NGT was hearing a plea which claimed that unscientific handling of the fly ash was affecting public health.
November 27, 2019
1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “We were in the driver’s seat and had an opportunity to close it out and really buckle down defensively, and we started to foul,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Double-digit lead all of us a sudden you look up and they were right there. That was probably more deflating than anything.”Miami was coming off a home victory over Golden State on Wednesday night on Dwyane Wade’s banked 3-pointer at the buzzer. Houston played at Charlotte on Wednesday night.With Houston down 113-103 after Dragic’s 3-pointer with 6:18 remaining, Harden scored 10 points on a 14-0 run that made it 117-113.Miami had a chance to regain the lead after Paul missed a 3-pointer, but Wade missed a jumper, and Richardson missed a 3-pointer. Paul hit a jumper with 46 seconds left to finish the scoring.“Obviously, he (Harden) had the ball a lot and his teammates made timely plays when they needed to,” Wade said. “They just got it going, and defensively, we weren’t as good as we were early on in the game when we had that lead, and that allowed them to come back.”TIP INSHeat: James Johnson (shoulder sprain) and Hassan Whiteside (hip strain) did not play. … Wade had 12 points, Waiters had 11 and Adebayo 10. … The Heat outscored Houston 46-32 in the paint.Rockets: Kenneth Faried (hip), Eric Gordon (knee) and Iman Shumpert (calf) sat out. D’Antoni said Faried was day-to-day after leaving Wednesday’s game with the injury. Clark started for the Rockets. … Houston committed 16 turnovers, which led to 27 points.TUCKER EJECTEDAfter an offensive foul with 3 1/2 minutes left in the third, Houston forward P.J. Tucker argued the call on his way back up the court, earning two technical fouls and an ejection. Tucker had to be restrained by two assistant coaches as he left the court. MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end LATEST STORIES “I wanted to be aggressive and continue to attack the rim,” Harden said. “I took my shots when I had the opportunities, and not only myself, but Austin (Rivers), Gary (Clark), Chris (Paul) made some plays down the stretch. It was a total team effort tonight.”Rivers scored 17 points, and Paul and Clark each had 14 to help Houston win its fourth straight game. The Rockets shot 49 percent, including 19 of 46 on 3-pointers.Houston held Miami to 20 points in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Heat by 15 in the decisive quarter.“I just really think it was a big win for us,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Just for a lot of reasons — spirit wise, we did it the right way. We got into them defensively. … This is a character win, and when you get in the playoffs, that’s what counts.”Kelly Olynyk and Goran Dragic each had 21 points for Miami, Justise Winslow added 19 points and eight assists, and Josh Richardson had 18 points. The Heat shot 52 percent, making 15 of 28 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT “We were lackadaisical on defense, especially in that second quarter,” Harden said. “They gained confidence and knocked down shots. They were just too comfortable, so we had to pick the pressure up in the second half, create some turnovers and energy with our defense.”He fell three points short of his career high set at New York on Jan. 23, and had the most points ever against the Heat — breaking Willie Burton’s mark of 53 for Philadelphia on Dec. 13, 1994.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We get the stat sheet at the end of the game, and I saw he had 58,” Rivers said. “All of us were like, ‘He had that many points?’ We had no idea he had that many points. That’s a lot of points. He was incredible.”Harden made 8 of 18 3-pointers and was 16 of 32 overall from the field and 18 of 18 on free throws. Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) goes up for a shot as Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Houston. The Rockets won 121-118. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — After scoring 58 points, James Harden pointed to the Houston Rockets’ defense and team effort.Harden also had 10 assists and seven rebounds and the Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments UP NEXTHeat: Host Brooklyn on Saturday night.Rockets: At Boston on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Magic rally to hand Warriors 2nd straight loss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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November 7, 2019
Sydney’s premier Touch Football competition will be decided this Saturday, 3 November with the grand finals of the 2012 Vawdon Cup being held at the Canterbury Velodrome and Waterworth Park complex. In the Men’s Premier League division, the undefeated Penrith Panthers will take on the Parramatta Eels at 5.20pm. The Panthers have been led by their captain, Nicholas Good, who is one of their leading touchdown scorers for the season and an Australian Men’s Open representative, alongside fellow Australian representatives Ben Moylan and Scott Buckley and New Zealand Mixed Open representative, Mohi Aupouri. The Eels also have a wealth of past and present Australian representatives with the likes of Daniel Barton, Dylan Thompson and Jamie Stowe leading their campaign. The Eels had to defeat last year’s Vawdon Cup and State Cup champions, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, to progress through to this weekend’s final. Last time these two met, the Panthers prevailed 6–4 winners, and with the final consisting of the two top placed teams it is sure to be close again.The Women’s Premier League division will see the Eastern Suburbs Roosters take on the undefeated Wollongong Devils at 4.25pm. The Devils are looking for their third Vawdon Cup victory in a row and last time these two met the Devils came away with a narrow 4–2 victory. With Australian representative talent such as Jess McCall and Bianca Mounsey in the Wollongong side as well as plenty of impressive youth players, the Devils will be determined to take out a hat trick of titles in 2012. Easts will be looking to their experienced players including Australian Women’s Open stalwart, Kristy Judd as well as Kristin Boss and Megan Campbell and exciting young talent Ashleigh Quinlan and Maddison Studdon to step up in the final. It will be a case of East meets West when the Roosters take on the Magpies in the Mixed Premier League division Grand Final at 3.30pm, as the undefeated Roosters look to build on their recent dominance in this division.Easts have a very talented side and the experience of players including Manu Wakely, Christian Frost, Matthew Wigg and Shannon Warren will hold them in good stead. With Wests having the division’s two leading touchdown scorers in Rohit Prasad who is also the Australian Mixed Open captain and Sayed Mouawad, as well as current Australian Senior Mixed players Hayley McDonald and Karen Short, the final is sure to be highly contested. Last time these two teams met Easts came away with the bragging rights, winning by three touchdowns.The Hornsby Lions will take on the Wollongong Devils in the Men’s Division One final in a repeat of last year’s Vawdon Cup and State Cup finals, while the Central Coast Dolphins will meet the Northern Suburb Bears in the Women’s Division One final, with both games to be played at 3.30pm.In Division Two, Easts will take on Wests in the Men’s also to be played at 3.30pm, while the Hills Hornets will go up against the Liverpool Lightning in the Women’s division at 5.20pm. Penrith will take on the Ryde Eastwood Hawks in the Men’s Division Three final at 4.25pm.The Vawdon Cup Finals will be played at the following times:3.30pm – Mixed Premier League, Men’s Division One, Women’s Division One, Men’s Division Two4.25pm – Women’s Premier League, Men’s Division Three5.20pm – Men’s Premier League, Women’s Division TwoStay tuned to www.austouch.com.au and www.nswtouch.com.au across the weekend for all of the latest news and results from the 2012 Vawdon Cup Finals. Also be sure to like and follow Touch Football Australia’s and New South Wales Touch Association’s social media pages to keep up-to-date:Touch Football AustraliaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausInstagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’New South Wales Touch AssociationFacebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouchTwitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touch YouTube – www.youtube.com/nswta For more previews for all divisions, please visit – www.nswtouch.com.au. Related LinksVawdon Cup Finals
November 7, 2019
The Wests Tigers have caused a boil-over in the first round of the Men’s NRL Touch Premiership defeating the Parramatta Eels 7-4 in convincing fashion.As it was with the Womens game the Men took some time to hit their stride and it was Dylan Hennessey who was first to make his mark on ANZ Stadium with a trademark long-ball to Luke Mansour for the Eels to go 1-0 up.The Tigers settled into the match the better and looked to level the score up through veteran Steve Roberts but a desperate touch on the line denied him and the Tigers from their opening try. They weren’t to be denied two minutes later as they kept pressuring the Eels line and with back to back tries to James Blackwood and Rob Nakhla they found themselves in front.Alex Nicholls levelled it up shortly after sending the two sides to the break at 2 apiece, a score line the Parramatta side would have gladly taken.Jake Grech gave the visitors a 3-2 lead in the first set after the resumption; a lead the Tigers would not give up.Australian Mens captain Nick Good dived over between defenders to take them out to 4-2 but the lead was quickly cut back to one with Dylan Hennessey scoring five minutes into the second half. The Eels however couldn’t quite stay in touch with the more experienced Tigers side and it was experience that paid off at the other end with Steve Roberts this time getting the nod from referee Rob Bowen as he stretched out to score.The Tigers extended the lead to 7-3 through Aussie Mixed captain, Cameron Nicholls and Scott Buckley who miraculously recovered from a calf injury picked up through the week to take his place in the side.Jed Ibbotson capped off the scoring when he crossed late in the game for the Eels but the night belonged to the Tigers who fired a shot across the bow of the rest of the competition with a dominant performance and a 7-4 opening round victory.
October 28, 2019
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: What I told Smith Rowe after substitution…by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed his words to Emile Smith Rowe after his substitution against Eintracht Frankfurt.The youngster was taken off despite a decent performance in the 3-0 win.And Emery revealed his words to the youngster, and how he believes Smith Rowe can improve in the coming weeks and months.He said to the club’s official website: “With him, we need to do more work with him on the pitch and outside. “Last year, he started well with us and played some matches. After, he left he on loan to Germany and then when he came back he was injured. “He played some matches with the under-23s, so today was big challenge for him. It was a big opportunity but also we needed to protect him. “He worked very well and I was very happy with him. I told him that.”
October 24, 2019
Several outstanding Jamaicans who have contributed to music, film and cultural development were recognised on Monday (October 16) at the National Honours and Awards ceremony. Story Highlights Actor Michael Nicholson received the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service to the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, told JIS NEWS that “I am proud that as a nation we were able to recognise and celebrate the contributions of all these outstanding Jamaicans, particularly those in the fields of culture, entertainment and sport”. Several outstanding Jamaicans who have contributed to music, film and cultural development were recognised on Monday (October 16) at the National Honours and Awards ceremony.The cultural stalwarts are among 257 persons, including members of the uniformed groups, who received their awards from Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, who presided over the function held on the lawns of King’s House.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, told JIS NEWS that “I am proud that as a nation we were able to recognise and celebrate the contributions of all these outstanding Jamaicans, particularly those in the fields of culture, entertainment and sport”.“Each of them was selected on merit. Each has made a significant contribution to Jamaica and our reputation as a country with a powerful culture. I’m very happy that, in this year when we commemorate ‘Jamaica 55’ and celebrate Jamaicans at home and abroad… we were able to recognise these outstanding members of our national family,” she added.Heading the list of cultural award recipients is Jamaican singer and songwriter, Neville O’Reilly “Bunny Wailer” Livingstone, who received the Order of Merit for his outstanding contribution in the field of popular music. In August 2012, he received Jamaica’s fifth highest honour, the Order of Jamaica.Bunny Wailer was an original member of renowned reggae group “The Wailers”, which he formed in 1963 along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.He has won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album on three occasions – in 1991 for ‘Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley’; in 1995 for ‘Crucial! Roots Classics’; and 1997 for ‘Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary.’Speaking with JIS News, Bunny Wailer said that he is happy to receive the award.“It is on behalf of the Wailers, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh that I receive these wonderful gifts,” he added.He said he is working on a 50-track album, which will be out in the month, and which will celebrate Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.Meanwhile, the Order of Distinction, Commander Class (CD), was conferred on Professor Keith Morrison for outstanding contribution in the field of Art locally and internationally; and Robert Russell for outstanding contribution to the Music, Entertainment, Tourism and Film Industries.The Order of Distinction, Officer Class (OD) was presented to Carl Bradshaw, for outstanding contribution to Jamaica’s Film Industry; Copeland Forbes, for outstanding contribution to the Development of Jamaican Music; Rosina Moder, for contribution to the Development of Jamaican Music and the preservation of its history; Carlos Malcolm, for dedication to producing, preserving and presenting Jamaican Music as a richly diverse musical form; Lloyd Stanbury, for service to the Entertainment, Music and Media Industries in Jamaica.Other recipients of the OD are Ferdinand “Bobby Little Bra” Gaynair for outstanding contribution as a pioneer in the development of popular Jamaican Music; Patrick Brown, for outstanding contribution to Theatre; Maxine Walters, for distinguished contribution to the promotion and preservation of Jamaican culture; Joseph “Josey Wales” Sterling, for significant contribution to the Jamaican Music Industry and Clyde McKenzie, for service to the Creative Industry, Media and Broadcasting.Playwright/screenwriter/director Patrick Brown told JIS News that “it is a nice feeling to be recognised”, and he will continue working in theatre as long as he is able.With a rich and extensive body of work, he is perhaps the country’s most prolific playwright with award-winning stage productions such as ‘Cornflakes’, ‘Yard 89’, ‘Friends’, ‘Yard 99’, ‘Stillborn’, ‘River Bottom’,’‘Cindy-relisha’, ‘December’, ‘Glass Slippaz’, ‘Ladies of the Night’ and ‘If There’s a Will There’s A Wife’.“I do two shows per year consistently for the past 15 years… as long as the brain functions, I will try to do it. It is what I love to do. It is what I abandoned engineering to do, so it is a kind of labour of love,” Mr. Brown said.He credited his success to “good luck”.“I think I have been lucky, and I hope the luck continues. I hope people will come and continue to enjoy the shows, and I hope that I never disappoint them. That is my hope; that is my wish,” he added.Copeland Forbes, whose career spans more than 50 years in the music industry as a tour manager and reggae historian, was also elated to receive an OD.“I am very honoured and thrilled, because I have 250 awards in my house and this is the first time I am getting a national one from my own country, so I really feel proud and honoured, and I must thank all those who participated in nominating me,” he said.Mr. Forbes informed that he has been doing lectures on Jamaica’s music, history and culture to audiences worldwide, particularly in South America, England and Thailand.“I decided to move to another level, because we need to get our country’s history out there in the international world. So, since I have the knowledge and the knowhow to do it, I just decided to take up that mantel,” he noted.Over the years, Mr. Forbes has managed artistes such as Jimmy Cliff, Black Uhuru, Sly and Robbie, Third World, Dennis Brown, U-Roy, Marcia Griffiths, Frankie Paul, Morgan Heritage, I-Three and Luciano.Actor Michael Nicholson received the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service to the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).“I’m very excited. I didn’t expect it. I didn’t know it was going to happen. I had no idea that anyone had been tracking the kind of work that I had done with the JCDC,” he told JIS News.Mr. Nicholson, who has made outstanding contributions to cultural development in Jamaica for more than 26 years, said he enjoys his job at the JCDC.“You have to really enjoy what you do in order for that to happen, which I do very much,” he said.Mr. Nicholson has done exceptional work in events management for many national celebratory events and State visits.“It is good that I have been accredited for what I have done for the JCDC, the government and people of Jamaica. I feel very happy about that. It feels like a sense of achievement that, finally, you have gotten recognition for your work,” he added.Known to many as “String Bean”, a character he played in the local television Drama ‘Royal Palm Estate’, Mr. Nicholson said he is also pleased that several artistes have been honoured for their work and contribution to culture.“People are taking notice that the work of culture is being held in high esteem in the Government, and that you can actually do the work in terms of the creative industries and can make it out there and achieve recognition,” he said.
September 30, 2019
Derrick Rose has figured out something that many athletes in general, Black athletes in particular, have not: He has the power over his career.Maybe Rose does not even know what he’s doing, but he’s doing it. Owners, management, coaches and fans are always pressing athletes to return to the field of battle as soon as possible after injury. They throw around this “gladiator” ideology that is essentially a con.And players consistently are duped, believing they are showing toughness and being a “gladiator” to play through the pain, not recognizing that most gladiators were prisoners or slaves, forced to fight or die.Rose, somehow, gets it. He has determined that he will play only when he believes he is healthy enough to play. He’s empowered himself to govern his career, his body, his health—now and in the future.Serious injuries in consecutive years brought him to this place. He’s afraid of another devastating injury that could threaten his career. Good thing he is because the number of people who truly care are few, particularly teams with bottom lines based on wins and his ability to help them win.Wins mean more money, and we know how money drives most everything.This is what his coach, Tom Thibodeaux, said yesterday when asked about Rose after he returned to action and scored 18 points in helping the Chicago Bulls win at Utah last night: “Oh I don’t know. Jesus. He’s got to get out there and play. I thought he did a lot of good things. You could see he’s not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When Derrick strings some games together, he’s going to take off. He’s got to go. That’s the bottom line. He’s got to go.”No, he does not, not if he does not feel his body is ready. But pressure from sources like a coach—and sometimes teammates—compel a player to acquiesce. Not Rose.What he seems to get that most athletes—especially athletes who have signed lucrative contracts, meaning they are in a position of power—don’t get is that he is in control of his life and career. The culture of sports is to always show how tough you are instead of how smart you are.It doesn’t behoove Rose to return to the court when he has not judged that his body is prepared to take the rigors of the NBA. He was ridiculed by some fans and even players for not returning for an entire year after a torn ACL. They clowned him about not being tough and afraid to play.Well, he should have been afraid to play. His knee was mangled, and returning before he had confidence in it to hold up would have been less than smart. And even with sitting out as long as he did, he suffered another injury just a few weeks back on the court.He’d be silly to now play just because the team needs him to play. As much of a team game as basketball and most sports are, the element of owning your career has to come into play.Robert Griffin III with the Washington Redskins would have been better served if he had adopted Rose’s outlook. Instead, Griffin hurried back to the field after tearing his ACL, skipped the exhibition season and started the first game of last season—just nine months after going down in a playoff game against Seattle.He has not been the same dynamic player since returning too soon. He sustained another injury, hurried back from that and now has been so far from the player expected that he could lose his starting job or be traded—or both.No one could have expected this, but ultimately this all stems from Griffin’s attempt to be a “gladiator” instead of empowering himself to return to play when he was totally healthy. He gave in to the nonsense about “players play” and his career now is in flux.Rose said to The New York Times: “I know a lot of people get mad when they see me sit out. But I think a lot of people don’t understand that when I sit out, it’s not because of this year. I’m thinking about long term. I’m thinking about after I’m done with basketball, having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to.”That’s smart and thoughtful, Gladiator-be-damned. Sadly, it is unlikely other athletes will follow suit. But we can hope.
September 18, 2019
Newcastle United have been told to increase their offer if they wish to sign Sergio Almiron from Atlanta United.The player’s representative Daniel Campos has revealed he already agreed wages with the Magpies but they remain around £8million short of Atlanta’s £25m asking price.Campos confirmed two other Premier League sides are in interested in Almiron before saying, according to Daily Mail:“With Newcastle, I spoke about the player’s salary, but the club needs to raise their offers with Atlanta if they want to get the player.”The Paraguayan is at the very top of Newcastle manager’s Rafa Benitez transfer list for the January transfer window and he sees him playing in an attacking midfielder role, a position which has been a problem for the Magpies in recent seasons.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…During the 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) campaign, the 24-year-old scored 12 goals and provided 13 assists in 32 games.Having started his senior career at Cerro Porteno, Almiron also played for Lanus before signing for Atlanta United in 2016.