Barcelona stroll past Malaga without Messi

first_img“For me he’s from another galaxy,” Real coach Zidane said. “He knows that he will score. He is a different, special player. The statistics speak for themselves.”Real move four points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, while Eibar stay eighth.After securing a 5-2 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, Real swapped the Parc des Princes for the smallest ground in La Liga, with a capacity of just over 7,000.They were below their best and rode their luck late on when Eibar should have converted a pair of excellent chances, before Ronaldo made them pay.Gareth Bale started up front alongside the Portuguese, while Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, fit enough only to come off the bench in midweek, returned.Modric was excellent throughout, the Croatian providing a sublime pass with the outside of his foot for Ronaldo’s opener.“It’s true that after 15, almost 20 days, Luka came in and played a great game,” Zidane said.“He is an important player for us and what he has done, he has done very well.”Valencia remain a point behind Real and all but ended Sevilla’s hopes of finishing in the top four by beating Vincenzo Montella’s men 2-0.Sevilla trailed Valencia by eight points before kick-off but that gap was stretched to 11 after two goals from Rodrigo Moreno sealed a comfortable victory.Share on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi was away attending the birth of his son but Barcelona still had more than enough to beat 10-man Malaga 2-0 on Saturday and move 11 points clear at the top of La Liga.Messi was watching the game on a television in hospital as Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho put his team two up inside half an hour at La Rosaleda Stadium, before Samuel Garcia was sent off in the 30th minute for a dangerous tackle on Jordi Alba.Down a man and without a win in 12 matches, Malaga might have feared a rout but Barca settled for a straightforward victory, perhaps with one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 clash against Chelsea.Messi is expected back at the Camp Nou, where the score is 1-1 from the first leg, but Ernesto Valverde will have been delighted with how his attackers filled the void, as Suarez, Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele all delivered excellent displays.In particular, Dembele’s brilliant turn and pass was bettered only by Coutinho’s flicked finish for what was a superb second goal.The win means Barca extend their advantage over second-placed Atletico Madrid, who can pull the deficit back to eight points with a win over Celta Vigo on Sunday.Malaga, meanwhile, remain rooted to the bottom of the table.Earlier on Saturday, Zinedine Zidane labelled Cristiano Ronaldo as “from another galaxy” after the striker’s double dragged Real Madrid to a 2-1 win over Eibar.Ronaldo headed in an 84th-minute winner at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium, having earlier put Real in front with an emphatic near-post finish. Eibar’s Ivan Ramis had equalised in between to give the home side hope.But Ronaldo’s two goals mean he has now scored in seven consecutive games and boasts a remarkable 13 goals overall in that period.The 33-year-old’s tally for club and country this season stands at 35 goals in 37 appearances.last_img read more

Guardiola hopes for impact from wounded Mendy

first_imgGuardiola will hope England forward Raheem Sterling can maintain his prolific form at Bournemouth after starting the season with five goals in City’s opening three fixtures.Including the final game of last season, Sterling has scored seven times in his last four City matches.“He’s a better player than when we first arrived but it’s all his credit, desire to be better,” Guardiola said.“Every player is good when understanding what we want to do as a group and after his desire to be better and to improve his skills. I think he has incredible reception to our talks, like when (coach) Mikel (Arteta) or myself talk with him.“That’s nice when they don’t get that feeling like: ‘oh why is he always pushing or criticising me’. That how he improved, he’s open, from the day when we arrive more than three seasons ago and that’s why he is becoming one incredible, exceptional player.“After that his physicality –- so he plays every three days, no injuries, he runs a lot –- he is so strong, so it’s good.”Sterling returns to Bournemouth almost exactly two years to the day after scoring a memorable 96th-minute winning goal for City at the start of a run that saw City win 18 consecutive league games on their way to taking the title.“Sometimes in the beginning of the season there are moments that are important for the mood, rhythm,” Guardiola said.“I remember we came from a draw with Everton and you know what happens with the rumours and talk and the doubts in the minds of the players –- it was so important that goal, definitely.”Share on: WhatsApp ‘He has a special quality’: says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of Benjamin MendyManchester, United Kingdom | AFP |  Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy can still make a strong contribution for the Premier League champions, but only as long as he wins his on-going fitness battles.The 25-year-old French international has had a disappointing time with last season’s domestic treble winners, starting just 14 league games in 25 months since signing for £52 million ($63.8 million) from Monaco.Mendy has been hampered by a series of injuries but has also been criticised on occasions by City manager Guardiola for his approach to rehabilitating after those problems.However, Guardiola has been encouraged by the manner in which the defender recuperated from his latest knee injury at City’s medical base in Barcelona.“If Benjamin is fit he will have success. He has a special quality,” Guardiola said.“I am happy, but I don’t want to say too much. But I am satisfied because it has been two weeks and his recovery after training has been good. He doesn’t feel any pain and that is good.“These kinds of traumatic injuries are a bit unlucky. One after another. He couldn’t take the rhythm for even half season or a long time. That is a concern but he’s now training good.“The people from Barcelona are telling me that he is working incredible like an animal and hopefully he can maintain that because it is not about one day or one week, it is about every day doing that.”Mendy returned to training with City’s first team squad this week, but is well short of match fitness and won’t feature at Bournemouth on Sunday.– Prolific form –Oleksandr Zinchenko has emerged as City’s first-choice left-back, having successfully converted from a midfield position, while £60-million signing Joao Cancelo, mainly a right-back, can play on the left.last_img read more

Nepal bowler Anjali Chand takes 6 wicket for 0 and breaks all time T20…

first_imgAdvertisement 7zd1pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsad84Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9c238( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8mfWould you ever consider trying this?😱0yvsoCan your students do this? 🌚cvab3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Nepal bowler Anjali Chand took 6 wickets in the match against Maldives with conceding no run in her spell of 2 overs and one ball. Anjali Chand set a new record in women’s T20 cricket. Till now the best figure was set by Mas Elysa of Maldives. Mas Elysa took 6 wickets with conceding only 3 runs against China Women’s cricket team.Advertisement However, Anjali Chand surpassed her record with a magnificent bowling figure against Maldives. With the help of her brilliant bowling figure, Maldives were all out within 16 runs. As a response Nepal won the match with playing 5 balls only in the second innings of the match.Advertisement It was a match of Southeast Asian cricket tournament between these two sides. The other two sides participating in this tournament are Bangladesh and Pakistan. These four teams are playing with each other in Round Robin League system. The top two sides after the League will go for the Gold medal match and the bottom two sides will be rooting for the Bronze medal.In Men’s Cricket, the record of best T20 bowling figure is held by Deepak Chahar who recently took 6 wickets against Bangladesh with conceding just 7 runs. The previous best was held by Sri Lankan mystery off spinner Ajantha Mendis.Advertisement Mohammad Shami floats into top 10 test bowling rankings after fine show against Bangladesh  Advertisementlast_img read more

Holmdel’s Day Of Its Own

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaHOLMDEL – As Mayor Eric Hinds walked around Cross Farm Park during Community Day, he observed the township does not have a downtown and “everybody has this thing with a garage-door opener.”Translated, townspeople drive into their garages, close the door and may not run into each other, because the township has no central gathering point. That is where the 25th annual Community Day – held Saturday, April 16, at Cross Farm Park – came into play.“People love to come out, get to see each other, get together,” Hinds said. “We have a great park, we just need an event to get them together.”So, there they were – townspeople, vendors, entertainment, children’s activities and food, along with the Holmdel Youth Athletic Association (HYAA) parade and sporting events. These two entities work together to run Community Day.“It’s a cooperative effort between the two organizations,” said Bob Ward, the director of the township Parks and Recreation Department.An estimated 2,600 people attended the event, according to Parks and Recreation.Steven DeJesus, 7, plays baseball through the HYAA and participated in the HYAA Opening Day Parade for its baseball and softball teams. He was there with his parents, Steven and Xiomara, and his brother, David, 3.“It’s a fun day, a fun time, sort of the beginning of spring and summer activities,” Xiomara DeJesus said.She said the family has attended every year since moving to Holmdel about three years ago.Holmdel Police were on hand, celebrating the department’s 50th anniversary. There, they unveiled a 1964 Ford Galaxy 500, restored as a police car – based on the police department’s first police car.“We’re here to support the community, meet the people,” said Police Chief John Mioduszewski.People can talk to officers about policing issues, Mioduszewski said. He said residents were leaving a lot of compliments, too.A student at Master Coyne Kumsung Martial Arts, Middletown, performs at Holmdel Community Day.“Everything’s nice, seems like a nice little park fair,” said Old Bridge’s Chris Danaher, whose son was refereeing a soccer game at the site. “Beautiful day, a good day for a fair.”The fair was held in sunny, breezy weather with temperatures in the 50- to 60-degree range.The Ayers-Pastena family were on hand, with Samantha Ayers, 7, a HYAA softball player participating in the parade. Her mom, Tammy Pastena, was enjoying a lemonade, while her dad, Michael Ayers, said the family was just out relaxing at Community Day.Another group on hand was the township Green Team, which works on environmental initiatives.“One of our recent successful projects, which we coordinate with other groups is Holmdel Community Garden,” said Sabrina Conlan, a Green Team member and co-chair of the garden.The Community Garden rents gardening plots to residents at the municipal complex. There, they grow vegetables and flowers, while encouraged not to use chemicals, in an area fenced to protect the crops from deerAt Community Day, the Green Team was educating the public against using one-time plastic water bottles and encouraging the use of re-usable cloth bags – or, at least, re-using plastic bags.“Americans use 100 billion plastic bags per year, most of which do not get recycled,” Conlan said. “(They) land up in our landfills and waterways.”A youngster hits the climbing wall at Holmdel Community Day.The township conducted a plastic foam recycling program Saturday and will do another one in October, according to Green Team members.While Community Day was in its 25th year, it was only a few years ago that they merged with the HYAA parade.“We’re coming together in all aspects of the town,” said Hinds, who complimented the township Board of Education, also, for being a partner in the community. “That’s what makes us work.”“It’s a true community event,” Ward said. “Holmdel’s a small town. We want to make sure we’re all working together, so we’re not competing with one another.”The HYAA handed out three awards Saturday: the Volunteer of the Year to Anthony Pesce, President’s Award to Joe Crowley and Lifetime Achievement to Joseph Ponisi, who is a Township Committee member.“All recognized for their years and hours of volunteerism,” Hinds said.last_img read more

Crippled Ceres extends lead

first_imgUndermanned Ceres-Negros survived a late onslaught by Global Cebu to hack out a thrilling 4-3 win on Saturday night and extend its lead at the top of the Philippines Football League to nine points at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.Stephan Schrock and Mike Ott struck two goals each as the Busmen grabbed maximum points sans injured key players Bienvenido Marañon and Manny Ott.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Busmen coach Risto Vidakovic gave Amani Aguinaldo a rare start and Ceres hardly looked troubled defensively in the first half, which ended 3-nil. But goalkeeper Toni Doblas had to leave the match due to an injury at halftime.Daryl Roberts pulled two goals back for Global early in the second half, before Mike Ott restored the two-goal cushion that allowed Ceres to win and be nine points up on Kaya-Iloilo. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Close calls for Clutch, All-stars Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

Investing in Alpha Geeks, Hackers, and Hobbyists

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img “Good ideas” can come from a variety of sources of inspiration. But according to Bryce Roberts, the Managing Director of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, “disruptive ideas” in technology often come from “hobbyists, hackers, and alpha geeks.” In a blog post today, Roberts lays out some of the investment themes and signals that are of particular interest to him and his partners, Mark Jacobsen and Tim O’Reilly. Citing Tim O’Reilly, he writes that “Over our years watching the alpha geeks, we’ve concluded that many big technology revolutions don’t start with entrepreneurs, but with hobbyists having fun. Think the Wright Brothers and others who enabled the age of flight, the Homebrew Computer Club that helped birth the personal computer industry, the early web sites that were built with no expectation of financial return, the open source developers who wrote code, as Linus Torvalds admitted ‘just for fun.’”What the Kinect Hacks SignalThe explosion in the numberofhacks for Microsoft Kinect demonstrate just this sort of disruptive innovation. As Roberts points out, although the Kinect is a “slict little peripheral” for the Xbox 360, it really does have a specific intended use. However, with the open-sourcing of the drivers, that initial intended use seems, quite frankly, the least interesting thing about the Kinect. To that end, hobbyists and hackers have developed some really amazing new applications.As the Kinect demonstrates, when expensive and proprietary hardware and software becomes more accessible, affordable and open source, it provides the opportunity for “hobbyists, hackers, and alpha geeks” to really expand what’s possible.Roberts asks the important question of how something like the Open Kinect projects can actually signal trends – for tech and for investment. He writes, “We look at what these hackers do in their spare time then try to find possible connections between them and any underlying trends they’re trying to expose. For instance, what do these Kinect hacks have in common with something like Google’s self driving car? They could be pointing to a trend among alpha geeks of exploring machine vision. If so, we ought to look at what immediate investment opportunities may be available directly in the field; but also, what pieces of infrastructure need to be in place for this trend to be fully realized at scale.”Looking to the alpha geeks – their hobbies and side projects – as a signal to future trends and technology movements is fascinating. And of course, it prompts the question: what are you working on this weekend? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

Mind Rocks: Women achievers share their mantras of success

first_imgIn a country which obsesses over its men’s cricket team, it was refreshing to see the stage at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2014 being shared by four women who have made the country proud on the sports field.Veteran cricketers Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami are fresh from playing a key role in the historic triumph in England in their first Test after eight years. “Beating England in England was a thrilling experience and the whole team celebrated wholeheartedly afterwards,” skipper Mithali said. Jhulan credited her family for the success she has achieved in the sport. “My father is an avid cricket lover and encouraged me to chase my dream,” said the bowler.Wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita have inspired with their feats on the mat. “Earlier, people used to pass comments in our village but now they appreciate our efforts,” Geeta said.last_img read more

LDRA: verification and certification environment for 2nd generation IMA

first_img Continue Reading Previous Cypress and Semtech collaborate on LoRaWAN solution for smart city applicationsNext Rohde & Schwarz: new signal generators set standards in the class up to 6 GHz LDRA and Lynx Software Technologies extended their partnership to integrate the LDRA tool suite with the LynxSecure Safety Bundle announced this week. The LDRA tool suite is already available for use with the LynxOS family of operating systems, including LynxOS-178, for the development and verification of high and mixed criticality embedded applications. As the market shifts towards the 2nd generation of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA), LDRA is prepared to support avionic system integrators with their test, verification, and certification requirements.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

New Film Highlights Bob Marleys Sister And Her Struggle With Complex Regional

first_imgCharles Mattocks, a celebrity chef and Emmy-nominated actor, announced the release of his new documentary film, Trial by Fire, that explores the effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD), a nerve disorder that causes excruciating pain, skin problems, swelling and, in some cases, death.Trial by Fire, directed by Mattocks, stems from his efforts to help his mother, Constance Marley – a sister of Reggae legend Bob Marley – as she suffers with CRPS.This movie exposes the suffering of millions and the need for further education, research and treatment options for those that live with what has been described as one of the most painful diseases. While there have been some new developments to treat the disease, not enough progress has been made, necessitating the medical community to focus more attention in order to find better treatments and a cure.Charles Mattocks said, “The film’s message not only touches my life personally, but tens of thousands of others around the world who are suffering. I hope the film can draw attention to the disease and explore the latest developments on the causes and treatments, as well as the challenges patients face each and every day.”“It has to be told,” Laurie Tankleff, who has CRPS, said. “I have suffered with this disease for over 10 years. Several years ago I was in a wheelchair for several months until I met Dr. Donald Krieff (a neurosurgeon), Dr. Glen Brooks (an anesthesiologist and ketamine infusion specialist) and Dr. Enrique Aradillas-Lopez (a neurologist). This movie highlights the struggles that I, and millions of others, go through daily. The medical community and society need to see this movie.”The film has been selected among thousands of submissions for the NYC Indie Film Festival, the Miami Film Festival, the Hollywood, Florida Film Festival and The Online Film Festival. The film is being shown at the Hollywood Film Festival on February 11, 2016, and The New York City Independent Film Festival on April 27, 2016.Find out more about the movie here.last_img read more