‘If he impresses, Man United could pull the plug on Pedro!’ – Fans react to team news

first_img Adnan Januzaj 1 Louis van Gaal sprang a surprise with his line up against Aston Villa on Friday night as he named Adnan Januzaj in his Manchester United team.The Dutch picked him ahead of the rejuvenated Ashley Young and it caught many Red Devils fans off guard.Januzaj was highly-rated as he made a huge impact under David Moyes but has recently found himself on the fringes, but supporters were hoping he could be a big hit against the Villans.You can see how they reacted below…last_img

Banyana on a winning streak

first_imgThe Banyana Banyana squad participating in the championship.(Image: soccerladuma.co.za) Banyana Banyana, South Africa’s national female football squad, has secured its place in the semifinals of the 2010 CAF African Women’s Championship after a emphatic 4-0 win over Mali.The match was played at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg, on 7 November.Banyana, which had to draw or win the game against Mali to qualify for the semis, will take on Cameroon on 11 November, also at the Sinaba Stadium.If the South Africans win that match, they will go through to the final on 14 November, to be played at the same venue.Both finalists will get to represent the continent at the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Germany in June next year.Mali and South Africa entered the recent duel with three points each, after both losing to Nigeria and beating Tanzania. Although Banyana held an advantage on goal difference, it didn’t need this as it won the 7 November game convincingly.Nail-biting clashAfter being defeated by Nigeria 2-1 on 4 November, four changes were made to the Banyana team before it took on Mali.The West Africans withstood Banyana’s onslaught for 30 minutes in the first half, until South Africa’s Amanda Dlamini made the breakthrough in the 31st minute when she headed into the net from a corner.Seven minutes later, Skiti Nocawe fired straight at Mali goalkeeper Samake Goundo after going through the defence, missing a chance to double Banyana’s lead before half time.Mali came back stronger after the break, chasing the win the needed to advance to the semis. Banyana stood strong and were almost rewarded, but Nocawe once again aimed at the goalkeeper.With only 13 minutes remaining, Banyana scored three consecutive goals to send them cruising into the semis. Dlamini knocked in an easy second after substitute Jermaine Seoposenwe found space on the right wing and crossed the ball directly to her.The Malians’ seemed to lose steam after the second goal, but Banyana continued the onslaught, with Seoposenwe slotting in Banyana’s third goal from close range.Banyana, made it 4-0 in the last minute when Amanda Sister scrambled the ball into the net.Banyana captain Nthabeleng Modiko said: “Our fans are always behind us whether we are playing well or not, and that works well to boost our confidence.”South African coach Augustine Makalakalane had nothing but praise for his team after the win.“Banyana Banyana created a host of scoring chances today and managed to capitalise on many of them. I am delighted that we are through to the semifinals of the CAF African Women Championship 2010,” he said.Promising startBanyana got off to a great campaign on 31 October, winning their first match against Tanzania 2-1 at the Daveyton venue.Midfield sensation Mamello Makhabane was the heroine of that clash after scoring the winning goal towards the end of the match.Mkhabane converted a penalty in the 84th minute to take Banyana to the top of the group.Banyana played well from the start, with striker Mamphashe Popela scoring in the 34th minute after connecting with a cross from Makhabane.But the glory was short-lived because the Twiga Stars, as the Tanzanians are known, equalised in the 42nd minute through Fatuma Bashiri, who collected a pass from Shurua Mwanahamis and fired a thunderous shot past goalkeeper Thoko Mndwaweni.Makalakalane said of this game: “We played well and are happy with the win to ease the pressure in the camp. The Tanzanians played with a completely different style to when Banyana beat them 6-0 in a friendly international in July.”Slight hitch along the wayThe setback came when Nigeria beat Banyana in their second game of the championship, also played in Daveyton.The Nigerians, nicknamed the Super Falcons, scored two goals in the first half thanks to Perpetua Nkwocha – this brought her tally to five goals in two games. She had previously scored three goals in the Mali game on 1 November.But not all was lost: Janine van Wyk pulled one back for Banyana through a free kick late in the first half, giving the 20 000-strong crowd something to cheer about.Crunch timeIn the culmination of the Group B games; Cameroon beat Algeria 2 – 1 at Makhulong Stadium, in Tembisa, setting up a semifinal clash with Banyana; while Ghana were hammered 3 – 1 by defending champs Equatorial Guinea at Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton, making it an interesting semifinal clash against Nigeria as both are unbeaten in the championship.R1-million incentive to winThe South African Football Association (Safa) has promised Banyana R1-million (U$145 441) if they win the tournament, according to its CEO, Lesley Sedibe.If they are defeated, the squad will still get R500 000 ($72 720) for reaching the finals.“We wish them good luck and are confident they will reach the final to qualify for the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Germany,” said Sedibe.“I hope the incentives will inspire the team to do well,” he added.More about the CAF Women’s ChampionshipThe CAF Women’s Championship, which this year runs from 31 October to 14 November, is held every two years for national football teams belonging to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).The first African women’s championship was played in 1991, making this year’s tournament the ninth edition.The Nigerians have won it seven times and Equatorial Guinea once. Five of the tournaments have been played in South Africa, three in Nigeria and one in Equatorial Guinea.last_img read more

Why Apple’s Letting Developers Test Apps On 100 Apple TVs

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#App Store#Apple#Apple TV#developers#HomeKit#iOS#media#smart home#Tim Cook#WWDC Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img brian p rubin Although there was no new Apple TV announcement at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday, that doesn’t mean Apple has ignored its streaming set-top box. In fact, it just increased the number of TV devices developers could test their apps, boosting the number to 100 units this week. Granted, that may not seem like a major development—unless you consider that Apple may be setting the stage for a windfall of new third-party apps for the living room screen. See also: Apple TV Will Reportedly Get Siri And Apps—But There’s More In StoreThat’s the way developer Ouriel Ohayon took the news. Having noticed the change, he tweeted out a screenshot along with the words: “Apple TV apps are coming.” There’s reason to think he might be right. The Need For More TestingApple TV apps are coming pic.twitter.com/wOR98JOY6e— Ouriel Ohayon (@OurielOhayon) June 9, 2015Apple raised the limitations on test devices to 100 per device category. In other words, developers can test their apps on 100 iPhones, 100 iPads, and so on. The more devices you use to test apps, the more bugs you find and squash, presumably. (Previously, developers could only register a collective total of 100 across all product types, MacRumors points out.) It makes plenty of sense for Apple to expand that allotment for phones, tablets and watches. All of them allow users to download apps on different models and in various conditions. It’s so reasonable, in fact, that it’s hard to believe the company waited this long to open up this limitation. The Apple TV, however, doesn’t fit into this mold. It’s a stationary device that stays tied to television sets, pulling in streams off the same broadband network at all times. (It is, after all, a box—not a Chromecast or another pocket-friendly gadget suited for portability.) Widespread testing for Apple TV apps would also make less sense, if Apple sticks with its current way of dealing with TV apps. The company cherry-picks partners and work with them to deliver their software to the set-top through updates.But now, expectations run high that the tech company will pack a slew of new features into its former “hobby,” among them third-party apps (probably through the App Store or a subset within it). Although the Apple TV product line predates Google’s year-old Android TV initiative by six years, the latter—as a platform—has already outpaced it by leaps and bounds. About 600 new TV-ready apps recently made their way to the Play Store for Android TV, with more are on the way, as television sets with Android TV built in start to make their way into consumers’ homes. However, as a single product, the first Android TV appliance, Google’s Nexus Player, never even came close to touching the Apple TV, in terms of sales.Apple CEO Tim Cook likely wants to keep it that way, especially if the box, as expected, will become the lynchpin of his company’s push into the home. Bringing HomeKit HomeFinally unleashing apps could go a long way toward keeping long-ignored Apple TV feeling fresh and enticing—particularly as the streaming market heats up. Users have long demanded more apps for the device. But that’s not the only reason to broaden the scope of its testing. The next generation of the Apple TV will probably boast Siri voice integration and smart home control using Apple’s HomeKit framework too. And all those new HomeKit-compatible devices tying into the box may need plenty of testing to work with the system too. The first HomeKit-compatible product—Lutron’s new Caséta Wireless smart lighting starter kit—has already arrived. Currently, it works with the Apple Watch and the iPhone, but it’s still missing the set-top box, which would come in handy in certain situations. For instance, the watch seems to take some basic voice commands just fine. But it has to “handoff” to the iPhone for anything more involved—like asking it to “turn off the bedroom light.” That can be annoying, if your phone’s charging by the bedside and you’re sitting in the living room. If you have to get up, you might as well flip the switch manually. A Siri-supporting Apple TV hooked into the smart home could help by giving you another point of control. Apple announced HomeKit last year, and it risks losing even more steam if the full system misses the holiday shopping deadline. Good thing for Apple that it usually holds a press event (or two) in the fall. Last year, the company unveiled its new iPhones in September, followed by new iPads in October. This year, the next generation of big phones and tablets could have some company. As for other interested developers—now might be a good time to start thinking about how your apps should look on the biggest screen in the house. Lead image by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite; Apple TV image courtesy of Apple; Lutron Apple Watch image screencapped from YouTube by Lutron Electronics; wall of apps image by Cristiano Betta 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

WACA Ground, Perth

first_imgWACA Ground will host three group games for the ICC World Cup 2015 Established: 1890Capacity: 24,500Located in the Western Australian city Perth, the WACA ground derives its name from the initials of its owners and operators – the Western Australian  Cricket Association. It has also been included as one of the fourteen venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup with three group games scheduled on the ground.The WACA is famous for producing the quickest and bounciest wickets in the world with the outfield also lightening fast. These characteristics, in  combination with the afternoon sea-breezes which regularly pass the ground, have historically made the ground an attractive place for pace and swing  bowlers. The ground has also seen some very fast scoring – as of December 2014, four of the eight fastest Test centuries have been scored on this ground.It has hosted a total of 73 games so far with the highest ODI total recorded as 343/5 during the Australia vs New Zealand clash in 2007.last_img read more

Achacachi: A vehicle burns in front of city

first_imghall in Achacachi(A) Kuala Lumpur : Medical staff exit the gate ofthe forensic department(B) Baghdad : family members of Iraqi Army officerHamza Finjan(A) Havana : Irelands President in Havana(A) Washington : aAnews conference on CapitolHill in Washington(B) SPORTS Buenos Aires : ATP Argentina Open tennis match(B) Madrid : first leg, soccer match in Madrid(B) Dallas : NCAA college basketball game(A) Seoul : FILE -World Cup Short Track SpeedSkating competition(B) Nagpur: India VS England U-19 test match(A+B) PTI PHOTO GCS gsv GSVlast_img read more

3 freelance resolutions you SHOULD make

first_imgAlmost everyone makes some kind of resolution in the New Year – and freelancers are no exception. These pledges range from the mundane (“I will figure out a way to make the cat leave me alone in the morning”) to the complex (“I will dominate my LARP group and all shall worship me as Emperor”).But here are three resolutions I think every freelancer really should make – for 2016 and beyond.1. Value yourselfYou are the core of your freelance business. If you’re a freelancer, you’ve already demonstrated tremendous faith in yourself, by being brave enough to strike out on your own.Now double down on that faith. Make this the year that you really invest in your product, your chief-of-staff, your best asset: YOU.By virtue of your life experience, your talents, your sense of humor, your intelligence, your very intrinsic YOU-ness, you bring something to the table that nobody else can. Don’t underprice yourself – in rates or in respect.‘Fire’ clients who abuse you, underpay you, continually overstep your boundaries, or make you feel worthless. Perceived value is a powerful phenomenon; if you respect yourself, others are more likely to follow suit.**Resolve to grow your network in 2016 **Become a Freelancers Union member (it’s free!)2. Gain perspectiveWhen you’re your own business, it’s easy to get caught up in the rat race. Sure, you had an OKAY year – but it’s nothing compared to your high-achieving buddies/colleagues/siblings/social media connections!Somebody is always going to (seemingly) be doing better than you. Somebody is always going to be doing worse.A lot of the time, our perceptions of peers’ accomplishments are warped by our own insecurities and obsessions. Try to keep some perspective!Are you learning and growing? Are you finding work that fulfills you – or are you making progress towards that goal?If scoping out the competition fires you up (or gives you ideas about how to get ahead), keep your eyes and ears open, by all means! A little healthy comparison is good for you. But this year, resolve to balance that out with pride in your own progress.While you’re at it, DON’T MAKE FREELANCING YOUR WHOLE LIFE. Many freelancers (myself included) dabble with becoming high-functioning workaholics. Don’t do it.Make time for friends, for family, for social events, for staring aimlessly at walls. All freelancing and no play will make you a dull, dull human… and relentless fixation won’t make you a better worker. Work suffers when it’s the only thing in your life; too much pressure can make you rigid and resistant to creativity. Keep freelancing in perspective.3. Take little steps to take big leapsDostoyevsky didn’t write War and Peace in a day – he had to write it out page by page like the rest of us mortals.If you’ve got big dreams, go for them! Don’t get intimidated by scale. You can do things that others find unimaginable or unlikely – but you may have to do them one small step at a time.If you have a huge, overarching goal, start building in little habits to support that goal. Create deadlines and benchmarks for yourself. Find collaborators or friends who will hold you accountable. Focus on the process, with an end objective in mind; you may be surprised how quickly it comes together.You may feel yourself incapable of achieving your biggest dreams, but you may find yourself infinitely MORE confident about taking little steps – and those add up quickly.Kate Shea lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more

Photo: Former Georgia Running Backs Todd Gurley And Isaiah Crowell Traded Jerseys After NFL Game

first_imgTodd Gurley giving a stiff arm to a Seahawks player.SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams stiff-arms free safety Bradley McDougald #30 of the Seattle Seahawks as he rushes in the first quarter at CenturyLink Field on December 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)The NFL features plenty of Georgia talent, and two former Bulldog running backs—Todd Gurley and Isaiah Crowell—faced off in today’s Cleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Rams game. Afterwards, the two rushers swapped jerseys, as many friends and alumni have started to do after NFL games.Crowell started at Georgia in 2011 before transferring to Alabama State after being dismissed from the program. Gurley was a superstar for Georgia from 2012-2014, compiling 3,285 yards in his college career. Today, Gurley dominated, rushing for 128 yards and two touchdowns while Crowell rushed for nine yards.last_img read more

UGA RB Target Makes Amazing One-Handed Grab

first_imgUGA running back making a great catch.Bulldog target Toneil Carter will go down in Opening history with a clutch one-handed catch.The 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back helped out his quarterback while snagging a throw during the 7-on-7 portion of The Opening Finals in Eugene, Ore. Check it out with 247Sports:Carter played with other Georgia commitments Jake Fromm (Warner Robins), Trey Blount (Pace Academy), Richard LeCounte III (Liberty County), Jaden Hunter (Westlake) and William Poole III (Hapeville Charter) on Team Alpha Pro. Carter is currently ranked as the 107th overall prospect and, according to 247Sports’ own 2016 Football Recruits Composite, as the fifth running back in the nation. He’s also the 16th overall prospect in Texas. Assuming he officially commits to Georgia, the Bulldogs will have a major boost in their offense with these incredible skills on the roster.last_img read more

Mourinho is slowly recovering Manchester United

first_imgWith another steady performance at Bournemouth, Jose Mourinho is slowly taking back Manchester United’s real level of performance.It appears that the start of the season for Manchester United is slowly turning into a thing of the past to Jose Mourinho and his players, the Red Devils proved today that they are back in a positive dynamic with their performance at Bournemouth.Pretty much all the players who had been struggling this season, were the ones who delivered on the promise that they would massively improve their game.Even Alexis Sanchez was great today and he was the most criticized player until now, we are going to have to dissect the individual performances of several players because they have completely changed the switch and they should arrive at the Manchester Derby with great confidence.The best player for United was French winger Anthony Martial, he has taken over the leading role in the team’s offensive moments and he shared it with Alexis Sanchez today.Both players had been extremely criticized this season because they didn’t start on a very good note, today’s performance was a vindication of their talent and proof that Jose Mourinho has recovered both in the team’s benefit for the rest of the season.The squad was even capable of coming back from an initial negative result, as the Cherries scored first through Wilson..@PaulPogba, @AnthonyMartial, @MarcusRashford and @LukeShaw23 are today’s #MUFC Man of the Match nominees!🗳️ Vote now in our official app: https://t.co/glfzTiLXYO pic.twitter.com/pFtoRI31qw— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018But that goal was one of the few good moments that Bournemouth had, Manchester United dominated throughout the rest of the game and were brilliant up front with all the players who came to Vitality Stadium quite inspired.Martial was the one who scored the equalizer before halftime, he did it after Alexis Sanchez sent a cross from the right wing and struck the ball low for his goal.Getting that result wasn’t going to be an easy task for the Mancunians, they were always dangerous up front through Paul Pogba’s inspired night but the Cherries defense proved that they wouldn’t give away the result so easily.Alexis kept the role as the player who pulled back all the defenders with his movements, something that gave the rest of the strikers a little more freedom, especially during the second half as the Red Devils improved vastly thanks to Jose Mourinho’s modifications as the clock kept ticking.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Pogba understood that he was going to have to keep the ball through more prolonged moments of the game, he was able to read the game and was able to lead his teammates to complete dominance during the second half.The sensation after Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera got in the game during the final 35 minutes of the game, was that Manchester United would win the game.We’re #MUFC – we fight until the end 👊 pic.twitter.com/x5F46GXwOi— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018The crucial moment of the night came until the very last minute, Manchester United never surrendered and was able to take the pressure in without letting Bournemouth breathe after every single ball they lost.The final play came from a beautiful cross that Paul Pogba got on the box with a soft elevated ball, both Martial and Rashford were waiting inside the box with many Cherries’ defenders covering them.The English forward was the lucky one who got to score the winning goal, he could strike a loose ball inside the box and buried the ball that gave Manchester United those three points that leaves them with 20 on the table and still with a great opportunity to fight for the title.With this victory, the Red Devils remain only six points behind leaders Manchester City only one week before the Manchester Derby at Etihad Stadium.However, Pep Guardiola’s side could still move 9 points past United if they beat Southampton this Sunday.It’s exciting to know that Jose Mourinho’s squad is slightly recovered from the poor form they were showing a few weeks ago, they will at least try to compete against the Citizens and maybe even get a positive result if they are lucky next week.Man. Like. Rashford. #MUFC #BOUMUN pic.twitter.com/MKBBwZrDzH— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018How would you qualify Manchester Unite’s performance at Bournemouth this Saturday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Bahamas Power Company audit not to be released now

first_img Recommended for you Bahamas Minister says audit allegation wrong, says Opposition Leader is an ‘honourable man’ Bahamas Power company cuts electricity ahead of Hurricane Irma; storm changes direction. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 30, 2017 – Nassau – The BPL Audit report will not be released to the public while there are police investigations going on explained the Chair of the power company board, Darnell Osbourne.    The public also got a first taste of Mike Herreld, the new interim CEO who told media on Monday that PowerSecure told him to focus mainly on keeping the lights on and boosting revenue for equipment improvements at #BPL.Mr.  Herreld has 40 years of experience and says he is sensitive to the cost consumers are paying for electricity and he told media that he has a plan to stop theft, the kind of the theft which has left the company with millions of dollars missing in a scandalous vendor fraud mess.    Herreld is also no stranger to the Bahamas electricity industry as he has worked as consultant before; #MikeHerreld said he has not seen the results of the Ernst&Young audit report.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: The Tribune Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#BPL, #magneticmedianews, #MikeHerreld Bahamas Power Company evacuates its employeeslast_img read more