Man United beat Everton, Chelsea see off Villa, City cruise, Arsenal win

first_imgWayne Rooney was on the scoresheet as Manchester United beat Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park.United bounced back from defeat at Arsenal before the international break as Everton suffered their first defeat since Aug. 23.Morgan Schneiderlin opened the scoring on 18 minutes, slotting into the far corner from Chris Smalling’s chest-down, and Ander Herrera headed home a second soon afterwards from a Marcos Rojo cross.David De Gea had to make a good save to deny Romelu Lukaku early in the second half, but United extended their lead with 62 minutes played when Rooney netted against his former club.The England captain produced a clinical finish from Herrera’s throughball for his first away goal in the Premier League since November, and his first at Goodison Park since April 2007, to complete the scoring. The goal also saw Rooney draw level with former United striker Andy Cole as the second highest scorer in Premier League history.Chelsea ended their run of three games without a victory as Jose Mourinho turned the spotlight onto his Aston Villa counterpart Tim Sherwood with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.The Blues went into the game searching for a first win since beating Walsall 4-1 in the Capital One Cup on Sept. 23, and looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Southampton before the international break.They were given a significant helping hand for the opening goal on 34 minutes, with Villa keeper Brad Guzan playing a reckless ball out to Joleon Lescott, who failed to control the pass and allowed Willian to burst through before setting up Diego Costa for the simplest of finishes.They were further boosted at the start of the second half when Alan Hutton deflected the ball into his own net from Diego Costa’s pass to give Chelsea a much-needed win. Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Premier League leaders Manchester City eased past Bournemouth 5-1.City took the early lead against the run of play, with Sterling netting from close range on seven minutes after Wilfried Bony helped on a Kevin De Bruyne knockdown.Bony then added his own name to the scoresheet four minutes later after Bournemouth keeper Adam Federici had failed to hold a cross, although the Cherries soon reduced the arrears through Glenn Murray.City restored their two-goal cushion soon afterwards as Sterling added his second of the game, showing superb composure before slotting home, and he had his third just before the break as he sent a shot past Federici at the near post.City then increased their advantage late on when Bony added his second of the game with a neat turn and finish. Arsenal had to wait until the second half, but eventually sealed a comfortable 3-0 win at Watford.Watford had some good chances early on, but Petr Cech was equal to them and Alexis Sanchez broke the deadlock with a strike in the 62nd minute after good work from Mesut Ozil saw the ball fall kindly to him.Ozil then put the ball on a plate for substitute Olivier Giroud to slot home just five minutes later and Aaron Ramsey’s effort made it 3-0 in the 74th minute.Liverpool played out a goalless draw at Tottenham Hotspur as Jurgen Klopp took charge of the visitors for the first time. Liverpool made a bright start, and they might well have had the lead when Divock Origi headed against the crossbar.However, Tottenham battled back, and substitute Clinton Njie — on for the injured Nacer Chadli — brought a good save from Simon Mignolet just before the half-hour mark before Harry Kane and Dele Alli went close in quick succession.The second half brought far fewer chances at both ends, although Kane came close in the 84th minute when his low drive brought a good save from Mignolet, while Emre Can fired just wide shortly before the final whistle.Leicester City battled back from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Southampton thanks to two goals from in-form Jamie Vardy. Leicester, who began the day with 15 points from their opening eight games, fell behind on 21 minutes when Southampton centre-back Jose Fonte headed home.Fonte’s centre-back partner, Virgil van Dijk, doubled their lead before the break, scoring from the follow-up after Graziano Pelle’s header had struck the post.Vardy, the Premier League’s leading scorer this season, reduced the deficit on 66 minutes after good work from Nathan Dyer and then produced a fine finish in injury time to secure a share of the spoils.Sam Allardyce could not bring about an improvement in Sunderland’s fortunes as they lost 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion in his first match in charge.Saido Berahino gave West Brom the lead on 54 minutes, tapping into the net after Sunderland keeper Costel Pantilimon failed to claim a cross from Chris Brunt. That proved the only goal of the game as Sunderland remain locked in the relegation zone.West Ham United scored two late goals to see off 10-man Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park.Carl Jenkinson gave West Ham the lead, poking a shot past Wayne Hennessey on 22 minutes, but moments later the Arsenal loanee gave away a penalty for a foul on Dwight Gayle.Yohan Cabaye restored parity from the spot, despite being ordered to retake the penalty, but the Eagles’ hopes of claiming a positive result suffered a setback when Gayle picked up a second booking just before the break.That proved costly as Manuel Lanzini fired West Ham into the lead in the 88th minute before Dimitri Payet added a third deep into injury time.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports.last_img read more

Mata admits Blues have struggled without ‘warrior’ Drogba

first_imgChelsea star Juan Mata has admitted to a French magazine that the club are struggling to adapt to life after Didier Drogba.Fernando Torres has found it tough to fill the void left by Drogba’s summer exit from Stamford Bridge.And Mata told So Foot: “Drogba’s departure was like an electric shock for us. He was a warrior.“We’ve had to learn to cope without him because for many long years he was Chelsea’s lightning conductor.“With Drogba we were conditioned to play in a certain way. You gave him the ball and you knew that he would at least force the opponent into a foul.“In a way we had a tendency to rely on him too much but it was a natural mechanism.“With Fernando it’s different. His runs aren’t the same. He’s not a funnel for our play like Drogba could be.“He doesn’t like the holding-it-up role. He prefers finding space and facing the goal.”But the Blues playmaker added: “For me, Torres is still one of the best strikers in the world.”Click here for Thursday’s Chelsea 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why Rep. Darrell Issa’s New Internet Bill Is A Non-Starter

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Internet#law Related Posts Last week California Rep. Darrell Issa took to Reddit to introduce and field questions about his new draft law to keep the Internet free from legislative changes for the next two years. And the Republican politician got eaten alive by members of the left leaning site.  Detractors challenged everything from Isaa’s wishy-washy record with previous Internet regulation laws (he supported CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, yet vocally opposed SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act) to the broad language of his new Internet American Moratorium Act (IAMA), calling it a backdoor way to curb the FCC’s mandate on net neutrality and a PR move to use Reddit as a soapbox to appeal to the online demographic. This isn’t Issa’s first time to the Internet rodeo. He hosted a Reddit AMA exchange earlier this year (before President Obama did, see I Am A President – Obamamania Shuts Down Reddit) to speak on his regulation stance. In November, Isaa took to TechCrunch to explain Making Government Suck Less (seriously, that’s the name of the article he wrote). The result there was very similar to his Reddit move: Issa got skewered.  As the barbs flew and fingers pointed, we at ReadWrite reached out to the Congressman. As expected, Issa’s offices kept its answers politically… correct. Questions And… Answers?“I’m trying to create a two-year cooling off period on new Internet rules, regulations and laws. Period. I believe that is a good thing right now,” Issa said during the Reddit AMA. Issa, who his office described to me as a “frighteningly big geek,” said while the move to introduce the bill on Reddit doesn’t create greater transparency of the legislative process, it does spark debate and give a voice to the Internet. Hundreds of comments later, that’s proved to be a huge understatement.  “This was Congressman Issa’s second AMA, so he knew what to expect,” Issa’s office wrote in an email to RW. “Reddit users tend to value individual liberty, technology and open debate, values shared by the Congressman, and the AMA format itself is a good way to start the discussion on how government should or should not interfere with the Internet.”And Issas’s office says the bill is not aimed at any particular policy or regulation. They frame it as a way for everyone potentially impacted by new Internet-related laws or rules to come together, learn from one another and actually understand the issues at stake.What’s Really Going On?Here’s the meat of the bill: “It is resolved in the House of Representatives and Senate that they shall not pass any new legislation for a period of 2 years from the date of enactment of this Act that would require individuals or corporations engaged in activities on the Internet to meet additional requirements or activities.”So what does this mean? Really?Since most people and businesses are engaged in “activities on the Internet,” the bill is a broad stretch, clearly over-reaching in its hopes to restrict Congress’ power. It’s likely more about gaining publicity and congressional support than actually becoming law. That’s why Suji Mohanty, a cloud strategist at Hewlett Packard, is convinced of the futility of Isaa’s proposal. “I do not see the bill passing,” Mohanty said. “It could lead to a host of other issues such as lack of bipartisan support for any future legislation regarding net neutrality.”But Mohanty warns that if the bill ties Congress’ hands, telecommunication companies or service providers could modify terms of service with the moratorium, providing a 24-month carte blanche period. This could threaten the very people the bill is supposed to protect. “Delaying a regulatory period by two years opens the potential for commercial entities to proceed with a lack of governance, creating a potentially larger problem down the road,” he said. “What is to stop a telco or a service provider from introducing new mechanisms curbing net neutrality if regulatory bodies are unable to restore the balance?”What’s Next?While it’s highly unlikely that this bill will pass, there are other Internet regulation changes on the horizon worth keeping an eye on. On the positive side, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill last week that would modernize digital privacy and close a loophole, requiring government and law enforcement to receive a warrant before accessing private messages on social networks and email. Previously, anything over 180 days was labeled fair game. At the same time however, the author of the failed SOPA act, Rep. Lamar Smith (R- Texas)was named the new chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology committee for the next Congress – sometimes derided as the anti-science committee because of the presence of vocal creationist Rep. Paul Broun (R – Georgia), who recently described the Big Bang as “lies straight from the pit of Hell.”So Why Reddit?So why did Issa take to Reddit again? In the Reddit chat, Issa defended his record, saying he supported CISPA because the benefits “outweigh the potential costs.” But members of Reddit weren’t buying it, and some said the only reason he even responded to some of these hardball questions is because by the time he responded, the comment threads were ghost towns. And that may just be one reason Reddit is an attractive forum for politicians: It demands less accountability than, say, a Google hangout might.Photo courtesy of Darrell Issa adam popescucenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

11 killed, 22 injured in accident in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh

first_imgEleven persons, including three women and a child, were killed and 22 others injured on Monday when a Patna-bound bus hit an iron-laden stationary trailer-truck on NH-2 in Hazaribagh district, police said. The accident took place at dawn near Danua-Bhanua area under Chouparan Police Station limits, when the bus crashed into the trailer-truck from behind, Hazaribagh Deputy Commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla told the media.“Eight persons, seven men and one child, died on the spot, while three others succumbed to injuries at Chouparan hospital. The bus was proceeding to Masauree in Patna district from Ranchi,” Mr. Shukla said, adding the driver was among the deceased. The rest of the 22 injured were referred to Hazaribagh Sadar Hospital from Chouparan hospital. Among them, three injured were referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi for better treatment, the police officer said. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed grief over the deaths and wished speedy recovery of the injured.last_img read more

Braxton Miller Trolls Jim Harbaugh With Ridiculous Photo

first_imgBraxton Miller running with the football for Ohio State.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Wide receiver Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to run the ball in the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Braxton Miller is usually quiet and reserved – and prefers to let his play on the field do the talking. Wednesday, however, he apparently couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get in on the trolling of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh after the Wolverines head coach blasted Ohio State’s AD on Twitter.Miller took to Twitter Wednesday to re-post a ridiculous meme that was put together last offseason after Harbaugh took his shirt off during a satellite camp. Check it out:‘ what a time.. Who made this? pic.twitter.com/3buDE1nnN2— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) March 23, 2016Between Ezekiel Elliott, Mike Thomas and now Braxton Miller, it’s clear that Ohio State’s former players have no problem taking shots at their former rival. We’ll see if Harbaugh strikes back.last_img read more

Dancing through Greyeyes marvellous career

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn his three decades on the stage and screen, Michael Greyeyes has emerged as a respected director, choreographer, dancer and actor.APTN National News reporter Tina House recently caught up with him in Vancouver to review the many achievements of a remarkable First Nations man.last_img

Fickell calls for Ohio State football to move forward

As fans and media throughout Columbus continue to dwell on Ohio State’s 24-6 loss in Miami on Saturday, Buckeyes’ coach Luke Fickell said he can’t and won’t. “We have a 17-hour rule. After 17 hours, it’s over with,” Fickell said. “Doesn’t mean we forget about what happened or we forget the feeling of what happened, but we move on.” With the team’s 17-hour period of reflecting on the loss over, Fickell said his team will only concern itself with present problems. “Somebody asked, ‘What do you think this team is going to be in three weeks?’ I worry about today,” he said. “I’ll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. “(One thing) the team can’t do is worry about what’s going to happen in three weeks, three months … that will eat you alive.” Junior defensive lineman John Simon, a captain for this Saturday’s game against Colorado, is eager to move forward with the season. He expects to learn a lot about his team after coming off its first loss of the young season. “We’re fired up. It’s an exciting week for us,” Simon said. “These are the weeks you kind of look forward to. You never want to lose, but you get to see what kind of team you have this week, seeing how we’re going to react and rebuild off this loss.” The other Buckeyes’ captain on Saturday will be junior fullback Zach Boren, who doesn’t plan to need rebuilding off of a loss again this season. “We’re going to go out and try and win every game,” Boren said. “No matter if it’s by one point or 50 points, we don’t care, we’re going to go out and win every game. That’s our mentality.” If the young Buckeyes can go on to win every game, Fickell said he believes it could leave Buckeye fans remembering the Miami loss as a mere bump in the road. “It’s ultimately where you end and not where you begin. We want to see improvement. That’s what our focus is going to be,” Fickell said. “But you have to move on.” “You still (have) to spend time on Colorado,” Fickell added. “We need to make sure we focus on what we’re doing, tackling on defense, ball security on offense.” Fickell said moving on involves holding every player accountable for his play, regardless of the player’s tenure with the team. “No excuses, whether they’re young or they’re old,” Fickell said. “We have such an incredibly high standard for those guys.” Simon echoed his coach’s feelings. “We’re not going to make excuses for ourselves. Miami came to play and got the job done. But our objective this week is Colorado,” Simon said. “We’re up to the challenge. Like I said, guys are in there this morning breaking down film, game planning, so we’re ready to go.” read more

PLP must change says Convention Speakers Bahamas Opposition Party bears down on

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 25, 2017 – Nassau – If nothing else, the speeches presented at the Progressive Liberal Party’s 53rd National Convention are slamming the wrong turns of the party as it tries to re-engage The Bahamian public.   From key note speaker on night one, Monique Pindling, the daughter of the late Sir Lynden Pindling calling her party out for forgetting how to treat people, for straying away from the core values of the party, for allowing the ambitions of a few to stain the aspirations of the whole and for becoming weak and dishonest to the key note on night two, saying the party lost its footing due to some who were big headed, selfish and haughty.It seems the consultation to the country’s Official Opposition party has been to accept the errors, blast them publicly and promise a return to what made the party so popular in the first place.   Picewell Forbes, former broadcaster, former MP for Andros and former Bahamas representative to CARICOM classed the state of the PLP today as bewildering.Forbes said, “…how could a party with such a track record of accomplishments and sound record and proven record of investing and believing in its people, find itself where we are today?  We must ask ourselves the difficult questions – honestly and sincerely we take a real introspective examination of our ways and reform, redress and readjust some things, post-haste.”Forbes said the PLP must change and he directly cited that those who have been leading for the last 10 or 15 or 20 years cannot be at the helm any longer.   Meanwhile, a poll being taken online is showing that Brave Davis is leading the race for leader of the PLP.   The Tribune is trying to get a feel for the thoughts of what the public believes will happen in that battle.   Of the near 250 voters, 49% believe Davis will take it, over Hanna-Martin who has 41% of poll takers believing she will clinch the nod.#MagneticMediaNews#PLPmustchange#last_img read more

Bengal teenager shot during BJPTrinamool clash

first_imgKolkata: A teenage boy is in critical condition after he sustained bullet injuries along with two others following a clash between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Patrasayer in West Bengal’s Bankura district. A clash erupted in the area on Saturday after the BJP activists allegedly shouted “Jai Shri Ram” slogans at Trinamool workers when they were returning from a Trinamool Congress rally led by state Minister and senior party leader Suvendu Adhikari. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Following the clashes, a 14 year-old victim, Soumen Bauri, is battling for his life at Bankura Medical College and Hospital. Expressing concern over the injury of the teenager, BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said it is unfortunate that people are being shot for shouting a slogan. “How can one open fire for chanting Jai Shri Ram? Where have we reached? Is this Pakistan?”, Ghosh pointed out. BJP’s Bankura MP Subhas Sarkar has accused the police of firing and targeting his party workers. “All three injured persons sustained bullet wounds. Police said they had fired rubber bullets, which is untrue”, Sarkar said after visiting the victims at the Bankura Medical College.last_img read more