Chelsea v Man Utd: Terry a sub

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry is among the substitutes for the game at Stamford Bridge, where the Blues have named an unchanged starting XI.Terry, fit again after an ankle injury, is joined on the bench by Willian and Oscar, who have been included in the squad following their respective family bereavements.United make one change, with Jesse Lingard replacing Ashley Young.Wayne Rooney has picked up a muscle injury and is not in the visitors’ squad.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Aina, Terry, Chalobah, Oscar, Willian, Batshuayi.Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind, Fellaini, Herrara, Rashford, Pogba, Lingard, Ibrahimovic.Subs: Romero, Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Carrick, Mata, Young, Martial.Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Matt Millen film a spine-tingler even though we know how everything turned out

first_imgWe all know how Matt Millen’s health crisis turned out. And through hindsight comes certainty after the fact. Of course a donor heart turned up on Christmas eve. Of course the transplant was a success. Of course Millen is getting back to his old life and his old self.The part we were able to observe looking in from the outside was about as reassuring as an impending heart transplant can be. The stoic pragmatism from Millen, who won Super Bowls as a member of the Raiders and 49ers. The fact he …last_img read more

Firearms amnesty ‘a success’

first_img13 April 2010More than 32 000 firearms were recovered across South Africa during the latest firearms amnesty, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said in Pretoria following the passing of Sunday’s deadline for people to hand over their illegal firearms without facing prosecution.The largest number of firearms was recovered in Gauteng province, followed by Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape respectively.‘A success story’Speaking to reporters, Mthethwa said that of the 32 169 firearms surrendered at 240 police stations throughout the amnesty period, 27% were illegal. He described the campaign, dubbed Awlethu mshini wakho (surrender your firearm), as a success story in the battle against crime and illegal weapons.“Our figures indicate that 53% of these [firearms] were voluntarily surrendered. This is most pleasing because prior to the launch of the amnesty there were doubts as to whether people would surrender illegal firearms.”Road blocks, search and seizuresMthethwa said the strategy adopted by the police throughout the period was also to ensure that the process was accompanied by intensified and focused police operations in the form of roadblocks and search-and-seizures.With regard to the firearms handed in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal, Mthethwa said the figures were encouraging, considering that these provinces experienced the highest level of violent crime, much of which involved firearms.Both Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal needed to be commended for the number of firearms confiscated by police operations during the amnesty period, he said.One of the provisions of the amnesty declaration was that all illegal firearms surrendered during the amnesty period be destroyed within six months.Mthethwa said that between January and April this year, an estimated 109 582 firearms were destroyed, adding that the destructions contributed to public confidence in the process.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

IBM Launches Cloud Platform For Software Developers

first_imgIBM announced today a set of cloud services that will allow developers to develop and test cloud applications. In addition, IBM is offering free compute and storage for developers using the IBM platform.IBM Smart Business Development and Test on IBM Cloud is designed to remove burdens from developers who spend a lot of time setting up their own test environments for applications. By using this kind of a cloud service, developers can test in a fraction of the time, compared to more traditional methods.This has the potential to translate into a competitive advantage. By speeding up development, companies can move products faster to market.The service supports third-party and open-source tools. IBM is targeting IT managers who often are managing hundred of projects on an annual basis. IBM will also offer its service as a private cloud infrastructure. A private cloud infrastructure service is often designed for people who prefer governance and control over their own environment.The IBM offering is in some respects a collaboration platform for engineers and IT managers. They can share projects and do development and testing. It further permits distributed teams to collaborate on development projects.IBM is taking the right approach. They are focusing on education as a key component of the offering. They offer their own social network which serves as a resource for developers and IT managers. Cloud computing is still quite abstract for people and education helps customers feel more comfortable about making investments in cloud services. It helps mitigate the risk factor. Related Posts alex williams 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#news#NYT#Products Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Bombay HC asks for review of Choksi’s medical papers

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Monday asked a team of doctors in Mumbai to review all medical papers submitted by absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi for not being able to return to India.A Division Bench of Justices Indrajit Mahanty and A.M. Badar was hearing an appeal filed by Mr. Choksi against an order refusing let him to cross-examine the Deputy Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) who had filed the application to declare him a fugitive economic offender (FEO).On July 10, 2018, the ED filed an application before the Special Court to declare Mr. Choksi an FEO. Soon thereafter, on October 31, Mr. Choksi filed ten applications, in one of which he stated that he wanted to cross-examine the Deputy Director of the ED, who had filed the complaint against him under the new Act.On January 31, 2019, the application was rejected by the Special Court and he moved the HC, challenging the order, and sought for it to be set aside.The court on Monday directed Mr. Choksi’s counsel to provide all documents and records pertaining to his health to the Head of Cardiology at Mumbai’s J.J. Hospital, and coordinate with a person there if additional documents were required. The court said the report on whether he could travel to India should be submitted in a sealed envelope on July 9 as the Union government had offered to provide him with air ambulance.The court has directed the ED’s counsel Hiten Venegavkar to take instructions on whether there could be any relaxation on the red corner notice issued against him as Mr. Choksi claims that he needed medical treatment that could not be provided in Antigua and he needed to travel to Miami for it.Preferred hospitalThe court further asked Mr. Choksi’s counsel if Mr. Choksi could travel to India, which would be his preferred hospital. The matter will be heard on July 10. Through his counsel, Mr. Choksi has repeatedly told the court that he cannot travel and has submitted a detailed medical history of his ailments, which severely constrain him from travelling to India from Antigua.last_img read more

Premier Touch Summer season starting soon

first_imgThe Summer season of Premier Touch in Brisbane is starting in early December. Eight competitions will be running over three nights weekly across four locations:Monday – Bardon, Chermside and FairfieldTuesday – Mt Gravatt and FairfieldWednesday – Bardon, Mt Gravatt and FairfieldFor more information, please visit www.premiertouch.com.au or contact the Premier Touch office on (07) 3373 8233 or [email protected] LinksSummer Season Startinglast_img

Medical Symposium on Cervical Cancer April 28

first_imgThe Jamaica Cancer Society is inviting members of the medical fraternity to attend and support the inaugural staging of its Cervical Cancer Medical Symposium on Sunday, April 28, in honour of Dr. Joseph St. Elmo Hall.The forum, which forms part of activities to mark Cancer Awareness Month in April, will be held in the Basic Medical Sciences Building on the grounds of the University of the West Indies, in St. Andrew. It will get underway at 9:00 a.m.Fundraising and Public Relations Officer at the Society, Shullian Brown, said the symposium “is being held as part of the Cancer Society’s public education campaign to provide information of new and emerging trends in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cervical cancer.”Ms. Brown noted that the symposium is being held to honour Dr. Hall, who has been a member of the Cancer Society since 1968 when he was appointed Lecturer in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at the University of the West Indies. She added that the first colposcopy machine was introduced to Jamaica by Dr. Hall in 1978, and that he undertook a national two-year Pap Smear Programme, opening access at public health clinics to such services, and this intervention resulted in over 12,000 pap smears being taken. Dr. Hall, retired Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist, said that cervical cancer is often considered a preventable disease because of the nature of its development.Citing the importance of the pap smear screening test, Dr. Hall noted that the presence or absence of precancerous legions, also known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, is usually identified during the test. The legions, he said, has the potential to become cancerous if they are not removed in a timely manner.Importantly, Dr. Hall informed that Jamaica has a very high incidence rate for cervical cancer, when compared to the United States and European countries, with 27.5 per 100,000 women being affected.The keynote speaker at the symposium will be Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, David Prado.There will be presentations on a number of topics including: Current Status of Cervical Cancer by a representative of the Ministry of Health; the Current Incidence and Mortality rate of Cervical Cancer by the Cancer Society; Screening Update and Prevention of Cervical Cancer by Dr. Sharmaine Mitchell; Management of Cervical Pre-Cancer by Dr. Michael Abrahams; Treatment of Invasive Cervical Cancer by Dr. Matthew Taylor and Radiation Therapy by Dr. Dingle Spence.Doctors attending the conference are required to pay a fee of $2,000; nurses, $1,500 and students with identification will pay $1,000.Continuing medical education (CME) credits will be awarded, where applicable, to medical practitioners, who attend the symposium.By Toni-Ann Rankine, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On

Of course, it’s one thing to lag and another to complain. You’ll notice, for example, that the list is filled with stars, who can be forgiven for not running quite as hard on defense sometimes since they’re doing so much on offense for their clubs each night.So I dove into the film, watching hundreds of these lag instances. I found that someone like Houston’s Trevor Ariza, a player whose role is to spot up for corner 3s, owes his Lag Rate to his positioning on the court. Look where he is at the end of this Rockets possession, for example, in the top-left portion of the screen.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/arizastuckinthecorner.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But the top five, I discovered, aren’t really victims of positioning — they’re victims of their own play styles. Play styles that, yes, sometimes include complaints.Draymond Green: Some of Green’s delays in getting back down the court appear to happen because he’s disappointed with himself after an overly fancy pass he’s made is intercepted. But the Warriors’ fiery fifth-year forward makes his fair share of complaints and often stays behind to air them.No one can dispute Green’s value, given his superb passing ability and his immense defensive skill, which makes him a deserving candidate for defensive player of the year. But he’s prone to joining plays late when he feels he’s been bumped off course while en route to the basket. (He sometimes argues when he feels teammates are fouled, too.)Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/draymondarguing.mp400:0000:0000:12Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/draymondreallylate.mp400:0000:0000:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.There are times when Green’s lateness burns Golden State. But based on the film I watched, the Warriors’ defense — one of the league’s best — was able to hold off opponents until Green made it back down the court more often than not.Russell Westbrook: Through March 21, Westbrook had 41 instances of lags of more than 3 seconds, 17 more than LeBron James, the next-closest wing player. Studying video of each example, I found a wide variety of reasons why he took so long to get back on defense.Every now and then, Westbrook seems to fall this far behind as a way to catch a quick breather — understandable given how much he’s asked to do for OKC’s offense. Other times, the hyper-athletic Westbrook takes an ugly spill or appears to get hit in the face, sending him into a momentary daze.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/westbrook.mp400:0000:0000:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But, yes, he absolutely complains, and occasionally does it by continuing to sit on the floor long after he’s fallen to the ground.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/westbrookcomplaining.mp400:0000:0000:22Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/westbrooknotgettingback.mp400:0000:0000:17Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.LeBron James: The King’s inclusion on this list is not a surprise. But it was surprising to see why he made the list. Yes, James complains plenty about no-calls.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/lebron1.mp400:0000:0000:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/lebroncomplains.mp400:0000:0000:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But the primary reason that James is in this group is simple: After missed shots and turnovers, he often cherrypicks when it looks like the opposing team may speed the ball down the court for a quick shot. That makes for awkward instances when Cleveland’s opponents pull the ball back out to actually run their offense, as it forces him to try to rejoin the action up to 10 seconds after the fact.Cleveland’s struggles on defense have been a head-scratcher to many. James’s choice to often stay on one end of the floor is likely part of the reason why the Cavs ranked last in transition defense during the regular season.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/lebron6.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/lebron5.mp400:0000:0000:16Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.John Wall: Wall — every bit as explosive as Westbrook, if not more — encounters many of the same issues as the Oklahoma City star. When Wall is bumped in the air while moving at a high speed, he goes flying. As such, his delays in getting back are seemingly split: About half the time, the Wizards guard appears to genuinely fall down; the other half, he is beside himself over a no-call.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/wall2.mp400:0000:0000:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/wallnotgettingback.mp400:0000:0000:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.One thing that sets Wall apart from many of the others on this list: He’s fast enough to be completely out of a play and then recover in time to force a turnover.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/wallhustleplay.mp400:0000:0000:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.James Harden: Harden is the player whose lag seems most often to be the result of complaining. Unlike Wall and Westbrook, who race around the court, Harden is more deliberate and generally doesn’t fall over when bumped. His displeasure with the calls is generally what’s slowing him down.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/hardencomplaining.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/hardenlate.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/hardencomplains.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Harden, the slowest-moving defensive wing in the NBA,2Among players logging 20 minutes or more. sometimes argues for too long, putting the Rockets in a tough spot when he does. Houston’s been fantastic when it can set its defense; the club ranked seventh in efficiency on that end after a make, according to Inpredictable, which specializes in win probabilities and advanced stats. But the club falls to 24th after it misses a shot and has less opportunity to align itself properly.While the playoffs figure to stop players from lagging behind, don’t expect the shot at a title to quiet the arguments. Over the weekend, ESPN commentators Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson were taken aback by all the complaining.“I understand why referees just put their hands up at a certain point and say, ‘Just stop,’” Van Gundy said during Game 1 of the Pacers-Cavs series. “Because on every call or non-call, everybody is complaining.”“To me, it’s at an all-time high,” Jackson responded. NUMBER OF TIMES PLAYER CROSSED HALF COURT BEHIND BALL … PLAYERTEAMTOTAL3+ SECONDS LATERLAG RATE Only players who lagged more than 3 seconds behind the ball at half court at least 15 times included. Through March 21.Source: SportVU LeBron JamesCLE1292419 Russell WestbrookOKC2134119 James HardenHOU1191916 Bradley BealWAS1341813 As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute span it takes to play the final two minutes.I have a special place reserved, though, for players who fail to get back on defense. In particular, nothing drives me up the wall like seeing a complaint from a player about a no-call lead to a 5-on-4 advantage on the other end of the floor and a basket by the opposing club. Now, instead of losing out on just 2 points from the no-call, a 4- or 5-point swing has taken place in mere seconds.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cousinscomplaining.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.With that in mind, I wanted to find a fun way to estimate which players most frequently take the longest to get back on defense, because of complaints or other reasons. Even with all the fancy new player-tracking systems, there’s no “lagging” stat. So we tried to approximate it. Brittni Donaldson, a data analyst from SportVU, the NBA’s camera-based tracking system, sent me how many times each player had trailed the ball across the half-court line this season (as of March 21) after a failed offensive possession.But a player might be slow across the line for lots of reasons, some more legitimate than arguing with the refs — battling under the boards, for example. So to get a better sense of who’s taking their sweet time instead of getting back on D, we baked another layer of data into our analysis, looking at how many times each player took more than 3 seconds to reach half court once the ball had already crossed that point.From there, we divided the second number by the first one to find how often a player was lagging way behind. And voila — that’s what we’re calling “Lag Rate.”1This also helps neutralize elements of pace, since a player like Toronto’s Kyle Lowry gets so many fewer plays per game than Houston’s James Harden, for instance. Only players with at least 15 instances of crossing half court more than 3 seconds after the ball qualified for inclusion on the list. Players who rank highly don’t always trail the ball across half court — but when they do, they’re behind it by seconds and seconds.One huge caveat here: No power forwards or centers rank highly in this metric because they’re generally bigger and slower than other players. They also camp near the rim for offensive boards — something that makes it more difficult for them to get back on D as quickly. So, in effect, we’re seeing a list of the wing players who lag behind most often. With that said, here are the leaders in “Lag Rate”: Draymond GreenGS901820% Kyle LowryTOR1141614 Kyrie IrvingCLE1231714 DeMar DeRozanTOR1011515 Which NBA players lag behind on defense? Trevor ArizaHOU1101715 John WallWAS1242319 read more

Commentary The roar likely will never be restored for Tiger Woods

The man who electrified the sporting world when he won the 1997 Masters by a record 12 strokes at the age of 21 is not the player he once was. Tiger Woods is now 35 years old. He is still on pace to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major victories. However, Woods has gone 11 majors without winning, the longest streak of his career. Heck, he hasn’t won since Sept. 23, 2009. That’s not to say Woods still won’t break Nicklaus’ record. In early March, Nicklaus said it was too early to dismiss Woods’ chances. But that was before the Masters performance Woods turned in this past weekend. Yes, the literal “Tiger roar” returned to Augusta, Ga., as Woods made a Sunday charge on the front nine. In the past, Woods has made clutch putt after clutch putt to run away with the victory while others faded. That didn’t happen this weekend. He missed short putt after short putt. Even after leader Rory McIlroy collapsed, Woods couldn’t capitalize, and finished No. 33 in putting at the Masters. It’s fair to say the aura is gone. The younger players aren’t scared of Woods anymore. Sure, McIlroy buckled. But Jason Day, Adam Scott and the eventual Masters champion, Charl Schwartzel, all of whom are younger than Woods, didn’t blink. The 26-year-old Schwartzel birdied his last four holes on Sunday. How’s that for wilting under Woods’ pressure? Pressure is something Woods also puts on his body. Even his revamped swing involves incredible torque on his left leg. Shortly after he won the 91-hole 2008 U.S. Open, Woods revealed he’d been playing with a torn ACL in his left knee for more than 10 months, and had also suffered a double stress fracture in his left leg two weeks before the U.S. Open. Woods’ surgery to repair his left knee following the tournament was the third on his left knee since 2003. On Monday, Michael Wilbon, co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” said Woods should play more in order to induce more muscle memory and that Woods can’t afford to take so many tournaments off in between majors anymore. But, it appears Woods has no plans of doing that. Early last month, Woods was asked why he’d only played nine competitive rounds so far in 2011. “Well, because I have a family. I’m divorced,” Woods said. “If you’ve been divorced with kids, then you would understand.” The only court Woods had to appear in following his personal transgressions was divorce court. He split from former wife Elin Nordegren on Aug. 23, 2010 — but he was executed in the court of public opinion. Perhaps he truly has become a family man. Whether it’s an incomplete game, a lost aura, an injury history or family devotion, it’s clear Woods is a different man. What remains to be seen is whether he can break Nicklaus’ record, something that’s always been his No. 1 goal. read more

Buffon nearly joined Barcelona – agent

first_imgThe agent of Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that his client was close to completing a transfer to Barcelona in the summer of 2001After being named the Serie A goalkeeper of the year for a second time at the end of the 2000/01 season for Parma, Buffon was being heavily pursued by Juventus in that summer transfer window.But his agent, Silvino Martina, has now revealed that the Turin side had only decided to step up their interest in signing Buffon, when they learned that Barcelona had tabled a bid for the then 23 year-old goalkeeper.“Barca looked to have bought Buffon, they had an agreement with Parma,” said Martina, according to Football-Espana.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“After that, Juve woke up and Gigi did not think twice. We also had a meeting with Bronzetti, a close friend of Florentino Perez, after the Juve-Real game in 2005.“Madrid were interested, but it didn’t amount to any real negotiations.”Buffon joined Juventus in July 2001 for a world-record fee of €51 for a goalkeeper and since gone on to win the Serie A title for the Turin side eight times.last_img read more