Martin Keown predicts Premier League top four and tips Manchester United to miss out on goal difference

first_imgUnited are currently outsiders for the top four (Picture: Getty)And Keown believes that’ll play into the hands of his former side, who he expects to finish fourth behind Tottenham.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think they’re [Manchester United just going to miss out,’ said Keown.‘Arsenal, you may expect me to say that, but I’ve gone through the fixtures and I just think they’re just too tough for Man Utd‘When you look at these games they’ve got play City I think that will be a draw I don’t think they can win that one for me it’s not going to happen’75 points I think they’ll get, same as Arsenal but they’ll finish above on goal difference’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsArsenal take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Monday but will be without the suspended Sokratis.Unai Emery hinted at changes after his side’s 2-0 win against Napoli on Thursday and they face the Italian giants again three days after their clash with the Hornets.MORE: Barcelona eyeing cut-price deal for Chelsea star Willian Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Apr 2019 9:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link453Shares Advertisement Advertisement Comment Martin Keown’s predicted heartbreak for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Chelsea and Manchester United will miss out on a place in the Premier League’s top four.Tottenham regained third spot from Chelsea with a comfortable 4-0 win against Huddersfield in Saturday’s early kick-off.The Blues face a daunting trip to Anfield on Sunday to play Liverpool, while they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United later this month.The Red Devils are fifth after Saturday’s narrow win over West Ham but have the hardest run-in where they’ll play Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City in the space of seven days.ADVERTISEMENT Martin Keown predicts Premier League top four and tips Manchester United to miss out on goal differencelast_img read more

Facebook could predict career success, study finds

first_imgFacebook could successfully be used as a tool in determining a person’s potential career and academic success, according to a study released in February’s Journal of Applied Social Psychology.“Social Networking Websites, Personality Ratings and the Organizational Context: More Than Meets the Eye?”, released by Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University, claims word use, attire and photographs found on any Facebook profile could be used to evaluate personality information.Analyzing the Big Five personality traits — neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness — is one suggested method used to evaluate the potential success of prospective employees, the study said.Jay Tucker, associate director of strategic marketing and communications at the Marshall Institute for Communication Technology Management, said using the Big Five is one of several ways employers assess potential employees.“When it comes to hiring, there are a number of theories regarding how best to identify a great hire, but many of them identify three basic kinds of attributes: work experience, skills and talents, and personality or disposition,” Tucker said. “There are a number of ways to assess a person’s personality profile, but the study shows that you could use a person’s social media footprint to paint a personality picture.”Karen North, program director of the Annenberg Program on Online Communities, said an issue with using social media to evaluate prospective employees is that it assumes potential employees are technologically literate.“[The study] assumes that the real self isn’t a social self, overlooking the fact that whether or not you are receptive to social cues depicts who you are,” North said. “Identity is constructed; we are seeing the ‘them’ they choose to present. It’s like plastic. It can be changed instantly.”Estelle Berger, a freshman majoring in international relations, said her Facebook does not necessarily reflect her personality.“Just by being able to untag or tag yourself in pictures gives you complete control over how people perceive you,” Berger said. “I definitely take part in creating a very contrived self-portrait that might not necessarily reflect all of the aspects of my character.”Michael Peha, a senior majoring in music industry, said though he does not customize his Facebook profile, it accurately depicts his characteristics.“I love theater, music and most avenues of entertainment and that is usually what shows up on my profile in Facebook,” Peha said. “I’ve never thought of customizing my Facebook to tailor to a specific aspect of my personality.”Though Tucker said few companies attempt to access potential employees’ secured Facebook accounts, students should always be conscious about what material is privately and publicly available on their account.“While I don’t think that many companies would try to hack a person’s Facebook account, much of the information we think is private on social networks is actually readily available for people who are willing to spend the time to find it,” Tucker said.last_img read more

The Gamer Agency has been acquired by Engine Shop

first_imgLifestyle and marketing agency Engine Shop has today announced the acquisition of The Gamer Agency (TGA), an esports strategy, event production, and development company. Brian Gordon, Engine ShopTGA was a part of GameCo Inc., a company focused at the convergence of esports, gaming and casinos. We’ve covered their rise extensively, and spoke to company founder and CEO Blaine Graboyes back in July ahead of him speaking at our Betting on Esports conference in London. GameCo is the creator of the Video Game Gambling Machine (VGM) which is already in a number of land based casinos in North America, and we expect we’ll see it expand its footprint globally in 2018. Blaine Graboyes, GameCo CEO, said of this latest news: “We are very proud of the growth and development of TGA which has become among the foremost authorities bridging marketers into esports. Engine Shop’s expertise in Engagement and Experiential marketing will enhance its offering to the market.“We look forward to continuing to collaborate with them to meet the needs of the global esports marketplace.”Engine Shop meanwhile is a Bruin Sports Capital company, which has evidently seen the light of esports and decided to do something about the vast opportunities that currently exist within this world. TGA operates exclusively in esports and specialises in strategy, tournament and event production, and broadcast production too. The agency designed and continues to operate the Mixer NYC Studio digital production facility at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York. Brian Gordon, Engine Shop, CEO stated: “By acquiring TGA, we are adding a team with profound expertise and connections in esports to our existing consumer engagement business model. It will enable us to create and activate esports solutions for brands looking to tap in to this passionate community of fans and endemics seeking to broaden their offering and expand their fan base.” Esports Insider says: We’ve long been impressed by GameCo’s work which includes The Gamer Agency. It looks a smart acquisition by Bruin Sports Capital as they move into the world of esports, and we’ve no doubt this’ll mean plenty more events popping up in NYC and further afield, as well as plenty more news from TGA.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgEAST LOS ANGELES – A motorist was booked on suspicion of drunken driving Saturday after running a red light and causing a crash that left one person dead and a Pico Rivera man injured, authorities said. The crash at Third Street at Indiana Street in East Los Angeles was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 2:55 a.m., officials said. A 19-year-old Los Angeles man speeding in a 2006 Honda Civic westbound on Third Street failed to stop for the red light and struck the right side of a 1988 Ford Mustang. The passenger in the Mustang, a 19-year-old Los Angeles woman, was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the Mustang, a 23-year-old Pico Rivera man, suffered serious injuries. The driver of the Honda Civic, who suffered moderate injuries, was treated and booked. Diabetes seminar set at hospital MONTEBELLO – Beverly Hospital’s monthly Diabetes Wellness Hour is a free seminar series about diabetes and how to care for those with the disease. The event, “Tuning Up Your Body,” will offer information about regular blood tests and health checks for diabetics and other issues relating to the disease. It will take place from 11 a.m. to noon March 16 at the hospital, 309 W. Beverly Blvd. For more information, call (909) 591-1888. Museum slates reptile show LA HABRA – The Children’s Museum, 301 S. Euclid St., will present a series of performances this month, including a reptile show and garden workshop. Reptiles Galore will feature lizards, snakes and other reptiles to touch and learn about. The show, free with museum admission, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. Children can make special deserts at a Dirt Cup Treats event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 18. A Family Garden Workshop will teach children and adults about how plants grow with hands-on activities. This event will cost $10 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling (562) 905-9665. Families can make green milkshakes at the museum’s Leprechaun Shakes event from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on March 21 and 23. The museum will celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday with a seed-planting event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25. Pre-School Friday Storytelling will take place at 10:30 a.m. March 31. General admission to the museum is $5 per person. For more information, call (562) 905-9793. Hospice Care training volunteers SANTA FE SPRINGS – Hospice Care of California will hold training for volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Tuesday through March 28. Training will be held at 14111 Freeway Drive, Suite 321. For more information, call (714) 577-9656. Free cooking class at Activity Center LA MIRADA – A free cooking class that features recipes for desserts, main dishes and holiday fare is being held free of charge from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through May 16 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants can watch while the dish is prepared and also sample it. For more information, call (562) 902-3160, or visit – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more