Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 no dice 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News Manchester United were second best But Ilkay Gundogan gave Pep Guardiola’s men the margin of victory they deserved after completing a stunning 44-pass move late-on.The hosts move back to the top of the Premier League table after Liverpool had briefly overtaken them, and in truth, it’s difficult to see them anywhere else come the end of the season.City asserted an early control and fashioned a chance for Bernardo Silva, who fired wide from a cutting Fernandinho pass, before United had even touched the ball.They upped the pace even further and David Silva got behind the United defence only for Aguero – sporting a new blond hairstyle – to miskick in front of goal and Fernandinho drive wide.The opener came after 12 minutes as Raheem Sterling’s deep cross was kept in play by Bernardo Silva and pulled back for David Silva to take a touch and fire home from close range, via a deflection. BEST OF MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED City threatened more as Bernardo Silva had an effort blocked and Ander Herrera twice invited trouble as he was robbed of possession by Sterling and then Aguero. On the first occasion he got back to recover the ball and, on the second, he was spared by an Aguero slip.United eventually began to settle and tighten up but it was some time before they had even half a chance as Chris Smalling heading harmlessly over from a Jesse Lingard cross.Some good play from the visitors presented Martial with an opening in the box but Fernandinho made a timely challenge.City stirred back into life after a quiet spell just before the interval as Bernardo Silva fed Aguero and the Argentinian drove into the side-netting.That proved a sighter for Aguero, who doubled City’s lead three minutes into the second half following a lightning attack.Jesee Lingard failed to control a David De Gea pass on halfway and Fernandinho was quickly onto the ball to set City on the attack. Aguero burst forward and played a one-two with Riyad Mahrez before unleashing a ferocious shot into the top corner. 3 Manchester City celebrate their second goal huge blow The game was far from over, however, as United boss Jose Mourinho turned to his bench and sent on Lukaku just before the hour.Just 30 seconds later the Belgium international won a penalty as he went through on goal and was taken down by goalkeeper Ederson.The appointment of Wythenshawe referee Anthony Taylor to the fixture had caused some consternation among City fans but there could be little complaint with that decision. Martial sent Ederson the wrong way as he calmly stroked home the spot-kick.City responded by sending on Leroy Sane and the winger jinked across field to tee up Fernandinho but De Gea clutched the Brazilian’s long-range drive.City controlled the closing stages and their pressure eventually paid off as Bernardo Silva picked out Gundogan, who had replaced Aguero 15 minutes from time, and the German finished from close range. ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Manchester City moved 12 points ahead of their neighbours Manchester United were comfortably second-best as fierce rivals City taught them a footballing lesson in the derby.David Silva and Sergio Aguero scored either side of half-time before Anthony Martial’s penalty dragged United back into the game. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card
Eden Hazard scored twice to put Chelsea in control at Stamford Bridge, where a win could take them to the top of the table.Hazard struck on 27 minutes, turning nicely and finding Branislav Ivanovic before meeting the right-back’s low cross with a first-time shot into the bottom corner of the net.And he doubled the lead in brilliant fashion on the counter-attack seven minutes later, finishing coolly after a one-two with Samuel Eto’o.Earlier, Newcastle keeper Tim Krul kept out efforts from Hazard and Frank Lampard, who also sent a free-kick wide of the target.At the other end, Petr Cech twice got down quickly to gather low shots from Hatem Ben Arfa.Cech was also called into action after Hazard’s opener, saving at the feet of Moussa Sissoko after the midfielder had been put through by Davide Santon.It proved to be a crucial save because Hazard made it 2-0 a minute later – his 11th league goal of the season.Lampard is captaining Chelsea in the absence of the rested John Terry, who is missing a Premier League match for the first time this season.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Matic, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o. Subs: Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle, Salah, Ba.Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Taylor, Dummett; Anita, Santon; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Sammy Ameobi, De Jong. Subs: Elliot, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gosling, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The blog iPhone Alley reported Monday night that Square, the forthcoming mobile credit transaction service co-founded by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, will launch early this summer for the low price of $1. By plugging a small square card reading device into the iPhone’s headphone jack, anybody with the device can instantly conduct credit card transactions using the service’s iPhone app.Usually, running credit card transactions means opening up a special merchant bank account and dealing with various fees. Any bank account will work with Square, and the only charge to use the service is $1 for the application and the card reader accessory; however, Square can afford to give away the dongles because they will be banking 2.9% of each transaction. Users can also pick their favorite charity and Square will donate a penny to it from its cut of each transaction. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups chris cameron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Not only could this app be the new best way to pay back your friend who bought your drinks at the bar, but it could also become a killer app for small businesses. For just $1, anybody can have the functionality of a full blown credit card reader on their phone. Small merchants won’t have to resort to dealing only in cash, and record keeping would be made simple with the service tracking each receipt. Square recently produced the introductory video below to familiarize people with the service (with some awesome use of motion graphics, I might add).A similar device and service from mophie called “marketplace” plans to bring a credit card scanner to their popular line of iPhone cases. Using this device would mean being stuck with a mophie case, and while the price has not been announced, mophie’s cases can range from $10 for a basic hard case, to $100 for their battery pack cases. Frequent users, however, might be more accepting of a case implementation like the mophie over a small, easily losable dongle like Square. Square’s website says the accessory works with “any device with an audio input jack,” which means the app will likely work with the iPod touch and iPad as well. One question mobile skeptics may have for both of these services is how it will work if the device is lacking an internet connection or cell signal; can payments be queued up to send at a later time? Is Square going to be your startups mobile credit app of choice? Or will you be going with the mophie or a similar product? Will these apps even take off? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Two systems are not the sameIt’s not clear whether it will make any practical difference to builders whether the windows they select are certified by PHIUS or its European counterpart, PHI. But there are fundamental differences in how these two organizations have approached window certification.Technical requirements for PHI are published on its web site, along with a list of companies whose products have been approved. Anyone can visit the site and go to the list of certified windows, which includes the product name, the manufacturer and what the window is made from.Each entry also includes a link showing results for a specific window, such as the Synergist made by Casagrande Woodworks. The listing includes U-factors plus a graphic showing how well the window performed for a particular climate zone, from an “A” rating as an “advanced component” to “not suitable for Passive Houses.” In this particular example for Casagrande, the rating is for a window frame to be used in a cool, temperate climate.PHIUS launched its Certified Data for Window Performance Program last November. In announcing it, PHIUS chief scientist Graham Wright wrote a blog describing the need for a North American certification system.One key difference: A manufacturer’s window can flunk the European test, but there’s no such thing as a failing grade in the U.S. program.“We’ve set no pass/fail criteria on U-values,” Wright wrote, “only guidelines as to the thermal performance levels appropriate to various North American climate regions.”PHIUS described the program as a means of “certifying the accuracy and appropriateness of custom energy performance data for windows and their components needed to accurately model passive house energy balances.”At least for now, PHIUS does not publish a list of certified windows on its web site, nor are there any recommendations matching particular climate zones to window performance.But Wright said in a telephone interview that information could be added to the web site as early as August and certainly no later than October, when the North American Passive House conference takes place.Long range, Wright said the PHIUS goal is to combine the best features of the European and National Fenestration Rating Council testing protocols.“The European methods do a better job of handling windows of different sizes and they’re also climate specific,” he said. “The NFRC methods to a better job of handling a lot of different glass options and they appear to have more sophisticated fundamental algorithms.“The main goal is we want to enable our Passive House consultants to do accurate energy modeling, or at least you might say accurate enough without trying to simulate every photon that’s bouncing around in the window,” he added. “We want to find the right compromise between complexity and accuracy.” Builders hoping to meet the Passivhaus energy efficiency standard can now choose between five window manufacturers in North American, four in the U.S. and one in Canada.Three of the manufacturers have had windows certified by the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) in Germany, the other two by the rival U.S. organization, Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS).Passivhaus designers are free to use any windows they like, but using a certified window allows them to plug established values into energy modeling software. Houses certified under the Passivhaus standard must meet stringent guidelines on energy consumption, so the thermal performance of windows is crucial.Europe has many certified window makers, but lead times for North American builders can be lengthy, and the windows are pricey. With four, and likely five, manufacturers now in North America, builders on this side of the Atlantic shouldn’t have to wait as long for delivery, and they may find it easier to shop on the basis of price.Companies whose windows have won certification, and the certifying agency, are:Alpen High Performance Products of Longmont, Colo. (PHIUS).Northwin of Vancouver, Canada (PHI).Marvin Windows and Doors of Warroad, Minn. (PHIUS)Casagrande Woodworks of Paso Robles, Calif. (PHI).Wooden Window Inc. of Oakland, Calif. (PHI). RELATED ARTICLES Passivhaus WindowsGBA Product Guide: WindowsMarvin to Offer Passivhaus WindowsNew Green Building Products — June 2013New Green Building Products — September 2011New Green Building Products — March 2011Looking Through Windows — Part 1Choosing Triple-Glazed WindowsAll About Glazing Options [Author’s note: This article was updated on July 17, 2013, to reflect the fact that Wooden Window’s CaliPassiv window has been certified by the PHI.] The European standard is ‘very stringent,’ while the U.S. program is more adaptableCasagrande Woodworks Vice President Craig Bower said he understood testing criteria in U.S. and European certification programs are a little different, and that one reason for choosing to go with the PHI program was that it was known to be “very stringent.”“If you get European certification, you’ve covered all your bases,” he said.Alison Ray, senior sales representative for Alpen, said the company studied the two certification programs at length before electing to go with PHIUS. Investing in the PHIUS program, she said, was a way of making testing easier for North American window manufacturers. And a certification process developed on this side of the Atlantic would be more compatible with performance data published by the NFRC.“The Passivhaus European process uses a different calculation metric than we use here in the United States and it does favor, in terms of performance, the windows that are made in Europe,” she said. “So if I could take that same window and measure it to NFRC standards the European window would actually look worse than it does in Passivhaus standards. By that same token, if I take my window that looks great in NFRC and I go to the European standard it looks a lot worse than it actually is.”The PHIUS certification program also acknowledges that there’s more than one climate zone here, and that a simple pass-fail threshold may not be as useful in North America as one that can be adapted to different regions, Ray said.“PHIUS recognizes that not all passive houses in the United States are going to be in a climate like Germany’s,” she added. “So why have a pass-fail threshold based on Germany that’s not applicable here? Instead of saying pass-fail, they say we’re going to certify your data, get a third-party verification that this is real information and you can use that data in passive houses all over the United States.”In the end, Ray said, what really matters is getting the numbers to work in energy modeling, not whether a window has been certified by anyone.
Leicester boss Rodgers leaps to defend Choudhuryby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has leapt to the defence of Hamza Choudhury after his tackle on Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.Salah was forced off minutes before the the end of the Reds’ dramatic 2-1 Premier League win at Anfield on Saturday after being caught on the left ankle by a poor challenge from Choudhury.“I don’t think it was a really bad challenge,” said the former Liverpool boss. “Mohamed Salah is coming inside and the speed he travels and Hamza is coming back.“I have tried to look at it but the camera is quite a way away. The emotion of the game, it might seem worse than it was.“He is an honest boy, Hamza, he makes challenges but I don’t think there was anything malicious.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will take stock of the ongoing work on the Kartarpur corridor project at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district on Thursday, a state minister said on Wednesday. The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib — the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev — in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. It will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which is located in Pakistan’s Narowal district across the Ravi river, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “CM sahib will inspect the ongoing work being carried out by NHAI and Land Port Authority of India at Dera Baba Nank tomorrow (Thursday),” Punjab Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said. Pakistan is building the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the border is being built by India. The four-lane highway connecting the Zero Point of the Kartarpur corridor up to National Highway-354 is being constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Besides, a passenger terminal is also under construction. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The corridor will be opened in November in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Randhawa further said the Punjab Cabinet will hold its next meeting at Dera Baba Nanak town in Gurdaspur. Earlier, the counsel of ministers had held its meeting at Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district. The minister said he will discuss the issue of proceedings of Tuesday’s Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee coordination panel meeting with the chief minister. Randhawa had on Tuesday attended the meeting of coordination panel for the first time as representative of the state government in connection with the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar.
New Delhi: Global internet servers are expected to be ready by June to enable people register complete website name in nine Indian scripts, according to Universal Acceptance Steering Group. At present, website name can be booked in several non-English scripts including Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, Devanagari etc.However, top level domain (TLD) — which is the second part on the right side of the dot of a website address — can be booked only in limited set of characters identified by root server. As of now, people can book website name in Devanagari script and only .bharat in this script is available as extension. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe nine Indian scripts that will be initially fed in root servers of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) are Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu. “Label Generation Rules (LGR) for nine language scripts that are used in India are expected to be finalised in a quarter and will be fed in root servers that are managed by ICANN by June. “LGR in root servers will identify characters in Indian scripts. This will allow people to choose complete name of website as per their choice,” said Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) Chairman Ajay Data. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostData is the first Indian to hold the position in UASG that has been set up with the support of custodian of global internet ICANN. UASG is working to finalise standard characters of non-English scripts to be accepted by internet system globally. Under the new system, people will be able to use any name, word, combination of letters in the nine Indian scripts after ICANN accepts it and completes the process of allocating the system to various bodies across the globe that will facilitate registrations.
Ohio State freshman guard Musa Jallow (2) explains a turnover in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State sophomore guard Musa Jallow has been named one of 32 players participating in the USA Men’s U18 National Team Training Camp this summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jallow is the only NCAA freshman from the 2017-18 season expected to attend the camp.Prior to last season, Jallow reclassified as a member of the 2017 class, starting his college career one season early. Coming to Columbus as a three-star recruit, he was ranked as the No. 149 overall prospect in the 2017 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings. In his first season with the Buckeyes, the 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard played in 14 minutes per game, including 10 starts during the 2017-18 season. He averaged 2.5 points per game, shooting 39.2 percent from the field.The final roster for the USA Men’s U18 National Team will be announced on June 2 The team will then travel to Ontario, Canada, to participate in the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from June 10-16.
Real Madrid’s record goalscorer just left the club after completing a whooping €112million deal with Juventus, marking the end of an era at the Santiago Bernabeu.As Cristiano Ronaldo’s leaves Real Madrid, Madrid president Florentino Perez is probably on the lookout for superstar replacements.There are also speculations that Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappe are on Real Madrid’s target list as they begin 2018-19 under new head coach Julen Lopetegui. President Florentino Perez is confident of about knowing the expectations of the club and looks forward to a statement signing as they welcome Alvaro.“We are aware of the expectations this team faces every season,” Perez said following right-back Alvaro Odriozola’s introduction as a Madrid player, quoted in FourFourTwo.“We’re Real Madrid and we always want more. This is a winning team with amazing players.Fiorentina 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.“We have an amazing squad that will be reinforced with new, incredible players.” ?? #WelcomeOdriozola Welcome to your new home, @alvaroodriozola! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/WbrYMEFUmJ— Real Madrid C.F. ???? (@realmadriden) July 18, 2018