Four things we learned from Tottenham 3 Borussia Dortmund 0

first_imgHere, AFP Sport looks at four things we learned from a famous night for the hosts at Wembley:Son steps up againKane and Alli’s injuries coincided with Son’s departure to the Asian Cup. In two games without all three, Tottenham’s bids for domestic cup success ended for another year in defeats against Chelsea and Crystal Palace.Since Son’s return, the South Korean has scored in all four games to maintain an unlikely title challenge with Premier League victories over Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City, and now help his side claim a priceless first-leg lead.Despite the accumulated fatigue of representing his country in three international tournaments in the past eight months, Son’s energy levels — compared to a battery recently by Pochettino — show no signs of running low. He now has 11 goals in as many games for his club.Lloris makes amends© AFPHugo Lloris produced some big first half saves to prevent Dortmund scoring an away goal© AFP Glyn KIRKSpurs’ Champions League campaign looked all but over after just three games of the group stage following defeats against Inter Milan and Barcelona and a 2-2 draw away at PSV Eindhoven.High-profile mistakes from Hugo Lloris cost his side dear, particularly for the opening goal in Barca’s 4-2 win at Wembley and when the French captain was sent off for a rash challenge with Spurs leading 2-1 in Eindhoven.As the heavy legs of Pochettino’s men struggled to get going before half-time, though, Lloris stood tall to bravely block Christian Pulisic’s powerful effort from a narrow angle and then get an outstretched arm to Dan-Axel Zagadou’s header just before the break.Those saves proved vital as Spurs took control in the second period and kept a clean sheet to put them in pole position to reach the last eight.Sancho lacks supportA bright start from Dortmund’s English international Jadon Sancho fizzled out© AFP Adrian DENNISThe rising star of English football was playing for the Germans at Wembley as Jadon Sancho returned to his native London with a burgeoning reputation built on a fantastic season for the Bundesliga leaders.Sancho showed flashes of his lightning speed and trickery before the break, but Dortmund failed to make the most of their first-half supremacy without the injured Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer.Dortmund’s two top scorers have combined for 30 goals this season and may be back to provide their firepower for the second leg on March 5, but the mountain already looks too big to climb for Lucien Favre’s men.Vertonghen bends it like BeckhamJan Vertonghen set up Tottenham’s opener and scored his side’s second goal in a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund© AFP Adrian DENNISTottenham were not just devoid of some of their most potent attacking threats, but both left-backs Ben Davies and Danny Rose due to injury.Pochettino tinkered to switch to a back three with centre-back Vertonghen forced to cope with the pace of Sancho as a left wing-back.But the Belgian turned the tie Spurs’ way going forward with a brilliant cross for Son to volley home the opener and then got just his second goal of the season by ghosting in at the back post to meet Serge Aurier’s cross perfectly and make it 2-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Son Heung-min scored his 11th goal in 11 games for Tottenham© AFP Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 14 –  No Harry Kane, no Dele Alli, and still no problem for Tottenham Hotspur as three second-half goals handed them a commanding 3-0 Champions League last 16, first-leg lead over Borussia Dortmund.Son Heung-min again led the way in Kane’s absence by opening the scoring before Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente also struck in the final seven minutes to put Mauricio Pochettino’s men on the brink of reaching the last eight.last_img read more

Middlesbrough v QPR: Five R’s changes

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesQPR have made five changes for the game at the Riverside Stadium, where recent signing David Wheeler makes his full debut.With skipper Nedum Onuoha having joined Rangers’ list of injury defenders, Darnell Furlong comes into the starting line-up and Massimo Luongo has been named captain.There are also starting places for Ryan Manning, Matt Smith and Kazenga LuaLua.Josh Scowen and Conor Washington are both out injured. Middlesbrough are without the injured Martin Braithwaite and Rudy Gestede as well as the suspended Adama Traore.Middlesbrough: Randolph, Christie, Fry, Gibson, Fabio, Clayton, Leadbitter, Downing, Johnson, Baker, Assombalonga.Subs: Konstantopoulos, Friend, Shotton, Forshaw, Howson, Fletcher, BamfordQPR: Smithies, Furlong, Baptiste, Robinson, Wheeler, Luongo, Manning, Freeman, Bidwell, LuaLua, Smith.Subs: Lumley, Mackie, Borysiuk, Osayi-Samuel, Wszolek, Ngbakoto.See also:QPR captain Onuoha ruled out of Boro gameNo QPR return for former skipper Hilllast_img read more

UEFA EURO U-21 2019: Predictions for Playoffs and Players

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesUEFA European Championship U-21 is back this year in Italy and San Marino. The tournament, which is also considered the early stage for the future stars, is held in two countries for the first time. However, unlike most double-host championships, only one host country, Italy, is given a privilege to qualify directly while San Marino, unfortunately, is not.   As the cup is in full swing, you can track the odds on it on 22BET sportsbook: year EURO U-21 edition, in which VAR (Video Assistant Referee) technology will be introduced for the first time, is regarded as the European qualifying round for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games too. All three group winners plus one best runner-up in the tournament will qualify in Japan next year. However, should England be one of the semi finalists, certain play-off will be played. It is due to the fact that England is not a member of IOC (International Olympics Committee).U21 Players to WatchDespite the play-off complexity, the 2019 UEFA European Championship U-21 will not lack of its attractions as a number of young stars in top European leagues this season have been included in their teams official squad. Some notable ones are the newly transferred Real Madrid striker, Luka Jovic (Serbia), Madrid’s midfielder who won golden ball in the previous edition, Dani Ceballos (Spain), RB Leipzig’s regular defender, Lukas Klostermann (Germany), Crystal Palace’s defender who has been Manchester United’s upcoming target in the summer transfer, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and the ‘English Iniesta’ in Manchester City, Phil Foden (both from England), Lyon’s main scorer, Moussa Dembele (France) and Italian Serie-A top talents, Nicolo Barella, Nicolo Zaniolo, Federico Chiesa and Juventus sensational youngster, Moise Kean (Italy).Embed from Getty ImagesFavourite U21 TeamsWith those talents who have been called up for Euro 2020 qualifiers recently in the squad as well as being the host of the 2019 UEFA European Championship U-21, Italy is obviously the main favourite of the tournament. They have an opportunity to win their sixth title although it may not be easy. Their main contenders are England, Spain and surely the reigning Champions Germany.UEFA U21 Euro PredictionsIn the group stage, all favourites will not advance to semi final without difficulty. In group A, for example, the host and Spain will have to compete for being the group winner. The Italian side will possibly win against Belgium and Poland but might be involved in a tie game against Spain. The goal difference will probably play bigger role to decide the one on the top. Their key player’s experience in the senior squad could enable them to score more goals than Spain, which rely on less well-known scorer such as Borja Mayoral or Pablo Fornals.Meanwhile in group B, Germany is likely to be challenged by Serbia with Luka Jovic and Fiorentina’s defender, Nikola Milenkovic in it and the dark horse Denmark. Yet, Der Panzer’s strong mentality could lead them to win in all three games and seal the top of the standings while Serbia and Denmark will fight for the runner-up spot. In group C, England have more convincing players in their squad than France. James Maddison, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Demarai Gray, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Harvey Barnes, Phil Foden and Angus Gunn are more used to the competitive matches in the Premier League. Meanwhile, France only have Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig), Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aourar (Lyon) plus Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) in their squad. They should provide the necessary rivalry for The Three Lions in the group. However, England should potentially topple France on the standings.If all goes well, Italy will be playing against France as the best runner-up in the semifinal while the other one could be the replay of the 2017 edition, Germany versus England. This will be tough to predict. Yet, the ideal final would be between the reigning champions and the host. Italy might eventually end their long wait since 2004 by winning the 2019 UEFA European Championship U-21. As for the Olympic game play-off, Spain will be up against Serbia. The Matador could potentially secure one spot in Tokyo 2020. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Warriors-Heat cheatsheet: Dwyane Wade’s last hurrah at Oracle Arena

first_imgOAKLAND – Heat star guard Dwyane Wade will play his final game at Oracle Arena Sunday night as the Warriors try to win their fourth straight.Read all about the matchup below.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 5:30 p.m.Heat projected starting lineup: Kelly Olynyk, Josh Richardson, Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters, Justise Winslow Heat Stock Report: Despite holding the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Heat are playing well defensively, allowing just 105.6 points per game, the …last_img

Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson’s centennial year

first_imgBy BETH HARRISLOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully joined the widow of Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball’s color barrier during Robinson’s centennial birthday celebration Monday night.Scully greeted 96-year-old Rachel Robinson with a kiss after being introduced to the crowd, with Scully drawing the loudest cheers in a rare public appearance.He stood behind Rachel with his hands holding her arms during the national anthem at Dodger Stadium. They were joined by Robinson’s …last_img

Educator Suggests Inoculation Technique Against Creationism

first_imgGive them some ID, then swamp it with counter-arguments.  That’s the new method of “educational intervention” that Stephen Verhey of Central Washington University has found most effective in overcoming college student objections to evolution, reported EurekAlert.  Verhey tested 103 students with prior exposure to creationism.  He assigned the book Icons of Evolution by Jonathan Wells, followed by three works by prominent evolutionists, including The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins, a point-by-point refutation of Wells’s book and a book discussing the evolution of sex.  The teacher then facilitated a discussion about the nature of science.  Most of the two-thirds of students who reported “some change in their beliefs” were found to have become at least a little more sympathetic to evolution after the exercise. Verhey’s study was inspired by an influential theory of cognitive development advanced in 1970 by William G. Perry.  Perry’s theory holds that students pass through distinct modes of thinking.  Verhey’s intervention was designed to support students as they progressed toward a more sophisticated cognitive mode by engaging them at the level of their initial understanding–including their initial ideas about creationism.  Although alternative explanations are possible, Verhey maintains that his results suggest engaging prior learning “was an effective approach to evolution education.”   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Verhey published his results in the November issue of BioScience, a journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).  His method contrasts strongly with the official position of the AIBS which calls intelligent design and creationism “fundamentally unscientific” and feels teaching it is wrong.  “Prominent evolution educator” Craig E. Nelson opposes this method in high school, but grants that doing so in college will “help future teachers and other leaders understand why there is no contest scientifically between creationism and evolution.”Good grief; now the Darwin Party wants to treat creationism like a disease.  They’re looking at students like lab rats and studying their cognitive development, as if creationism is just a developmental abnormality.  Presumably creationism is a bug some students pick up in their youth, like chicken pox.  Since cold turkey doesn’t appear to work, maybe injecting them with a weakened form of the disease, followed by antibiotics, will cure them and help them get on with a “more sophisticated cognitive mode” that appreciates the truth of evolution.    For this therapy to work, the experimental conditions must be carefully controlled.  Jonathan Wells must not be given a chance to rebut the rebuttals, for instance (see ARN).  The Darwinist doctor must be careful not to give more toxin than the student can handle.  As long as the Darwinist facilitator always gives Charlie the last word, and reassures the class with the MAD strategy (Most Accept Darwin), this new method might help contain the growing pandemic.  Hopefully the virus will not mutate and start spreading from birdbrains to humans.    These are methods the communists made famous.  To them, religious people who did not accept their atheism and political philosophy were mentally ill, and needed treatment.  There was no open marketplace of ideas; just analysis of the best psychological means to achieve conformity.    The anti-evolutionists believe in a more benign approach toward their opponents.  They don’t want to put them in cages and experiment on them; they want to talk.  They want all the evidence out there on the table for rational discussion and evaluation.  They want to remind their opponents of a reasonable strategy suggested by their own Pope Charles, who said, “A fair* result can only be obtained by balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.”(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

isiZulu news site a world first

first_img2 July 2004The isiZulu language has burst onto the Internet with the launch of Isolezwe – the world’s first isiZulu news website.Powered by Independent Online, the site carries the same content as Isolezwe, South Africa’s leading isiZulu newspaper.Initially, Isolezwe’s online content will be available free to view as an incentive to encourage online user – readers can sign up for a one-month free trial subscription. Ultimately, the site’s “premium content” area will be subscription-based.The online edition follows Isolezwe’s launch into the KwaZulu-Natal newspaper market in 2002. According to Independent Online, Isolezwe has established a readership of 339 000 a day, making it the biggest daily newspaper in KwaZulu-Natal.“We are excited by the site as it means we are now accessible throughout the country – and globally”, said Isolezwe editor Philani Mgwaba.Mgwaba said the site would target the “emerging, urban-based, aspirational and knowledgeable Zulu market”.Whereas isiZulu readers may have been hesitant or unable to go online before, the site would encourage them to use the Internet as an information tool, Mgwaba said.Mgwaba added that the site would be useful to people interested in learning isiZulu as a language.Babs Abba Omar, content manager of Independent Online, said that while the newspaper’s distribution was confined to street sales, the website would enhance Isolezwe’s readership among isiZulu-speaking people – of whom there are nine million in the reporterlast_img read more

QZ8501: Fuel slick and wreckage found

first_imgAirAsia moved quickly to offer refunds, the ACCC said. Indonesian authorities claim they have found part of the fuselage of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing over a week ago with 162 souls aboard.Bambang Soelistyo, chief of the National Search and Rescue Agency said that five large pieces have been detected by sonar. “The biggest piece, measuring 18 metres long and 5.4 metres wide, appeared to be part of the jet’s body,” said Bambang Soelistyo.CNN says one object measures 9.2 x 4.6 x 0.5 meters (30 x 15 x 1.6 feet), a second measures 7.2 x 0.5 meters (24 x 1.6 feet) a third is 18 meters x 5.4 meters (59ft x 17.7ft) and a fourth according to the BBC is 9.8 metres by 1.10 metres (32ft x 3ft).While the A320 would have likely broken up on hitting the water the cabin is just 3.7 meters wide – not 5.4meters. The A320 is 27.5 meters long.Naval experts warn that the Java Sea is littered with wreckage from WW11 and previous claims of the plane being discovered have proved incorrect.Divers have tried to find the wreckage but say that the visibility is zero but conditions ae improving.90 divers from Indonesia and Russia are being deployed.The search for the black boxes has now started with a pinger locator being deployed. So far 37 have been recovered.The Indonesian authorities also say they have discovered a fuel slick from the missing plane.All told there are 30 ships and the same number of planes and helicopters involved in the search. A new 14-page report released by Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency claims weather is a major factor in the crash.QZ8501: OUT OF CONTROLQZ8501: TRUTH FIRST CASUALTYCNN QUOTES AIRLINERATINGSlast_img read more

Gypsy moth treatments to begin

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture will begin aerial treatments designed to disrupt gypsy moth mating on 74,850 acres in Athens, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Ross and Washington counties.To help protect Ohio’s diverse habitat, the Ohio Department of Agriculture operates multiple programs aimed at managing the gypsy moth in Ohio. One such program, the Slow-the-Spread program, focuses on monitoring, detecting, and reducing isolated populations to slow the gypsy moth’s movement across the state through treatments.Airplanes will fly 100 to 200 feet above the tree tops and buildings to apply the treatment throughout the day. Weather permitting, treatments will begin in eastern and central Ohio the week of June 12th and occur over the next week.In all counties receiving treatment, the department will use a single application of the product SPLAT GM-O. This product does not kill the moth, but it disrupts the mating process by confusing the male as it searches for a female mate. SPLAT GM-O is an organic product and is not harmful to birds, plants, pets or humans.Pre-recorded daily updates about planned treatment blocks are available to citizens by calling 614-387-0907 or 800-282-1955 ext.37, after 5 p.m.The gypsy moth is a non-native, invasive species that feeds on the leaves of more than 300 different trees and shrubs and is especially fond of oak. A healthy tree can usually withstand only two years of defoliation before it is permanently damaged or dies. To date, 51 of Ohio’s 88 counties have established gypsy moth populations.For more information on the gypsy moth, including maps of treatment areas and videos of the mating disruption process, please visit read more

Local Motors greenlights self-driving 3D-printed car

first_img5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Related Posts David Curry Your car of the future might be built in a 3D printing microfactory while you choose customization options in virtual reality, or at least, that’s what the folks at Local Motors hope to deliver one day.In the present day, the team just finished the Essence of Autonomy challenge, which called on designers around the world to built a prototype of the self-driving car of the future, based on the company’s Strati car.See Also: Is this pen your next 3D printer?FLY-MODE, created by Rhode Island designer Finn Yonkers, won the competition with 17 votes. Yonkers previously won the ‘cargo prize’ for the Airbus Cargo Drone challenge, also hosted by Local Motors.Yonkers’ prototype features a retractable steering wheel, a tablet-sized screen in the center for navigation, and a drone that projects the view onto a front window projector. A joystick is placed where the clutch would be, which functions as steering for the drone.Connectivity to the internet would provide FLY-MODE drivers with the ability to watch Netflix, play video games, and even connect a virtual reality headset. As I’ve said in a previous article, ride-hailing services could use this free time as a way to advertise their service, offering free NFL games or Spotify premium to riders.Yonkers will be invited to Local Motors microfactory in Phoenix, Arizona to participate in the final build. Mouser Electronics, the company that organized the challenge with Local Motors, will send Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame to unveil the prototype vehicle.Local Motors have built one road ready car so far, called the Swim, and the company is hoping to get the Strati approved soon. We doubt the FLY-MODE will be approved or manufactured outside of the initial prototype, but that might be enough to spur more engineers and automakers to look into 3D printing as near reality, rather than fiction. The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D…center_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#3d printing#autonomous cars#Internet of Things#IoT#Local Motors#Mouser Electronics#Self-Driving How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For…last_img read more