Latest: Chelsea 1 Man Utd 0 – Blues within sight of crucial win

first_imgEden Hazard scored against the run of play to put Chelsea ahead at Stamford Bridge, where a victory would take them 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.Hazard struck eight minutes before half-time when he finished off a fine move by firing past keeper David De Gea.After John Terry got the better of the unimpressive Radamel Falcao near the halfway line, Cesc Fabregas played the ball to Oscar and the Brazilian cleverly back-heeled in to the path of Hazard, who had drifted in from the left.Manchester United had looked the more dangerous side and almost took an early lead when Luke Shaw broke clear on the left and pulled the ball back for Wayne Rooney, who curled a shot just wide of the target.The England forward’s left-footed effort struck the stanchion behind the goal, leaving the visiting fans at the opposite of the end of the ground – and De Gea – briefly believing their team had gone ahead.United, still mathematically in with a chance of winning the title, did most of the early pressing and Paddy McNair’s shot went wide after taking a deflection off Blues skipper Terry.With Diego Costa and Loic Remy still out injured, Didier Drogba is again leading the line for Chelsea, who have Kurt Zouma in midfield and lacked fluency before scoring with their first real chance of the game – Hazard’s 18th goal of the season.His 19th almost followed 10 minutes into the second half.Drogba’s shot deflected off United defender Chris Smalling and over De Gea, and Hazard hit the bar from an awkward angle as he tried to divert the ball into the net at the far post.Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Matic, Oscar (Ramires 67), Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba. Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Cuadrado, Willian, Solanke.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Out-of-Africa Theory Becomes More Convoluted

first_imgThe old simple story that early modern humans migrated out of Africa 40,000 years ago and took over Europe from brutish Neanderthals just got more complicated.  A new theory mentioned in National Geographic News now proposes that they took a side trip to India first, 70,000 years ago.  After knocking off Heidelberg Man there, they moved west 30,000 years later and took over Europe.  This is the new story line proposed by Michael Petraglia and Hannah James of Cambridge.  Petraglia said, “I realized that, my god, modern humans might have wiped out Homo heidelbergensis in India.  Modern humans may have been responsible for wiping out all sorts of ancestors around the world.”We’ll award that line Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week.  To interpret stories like this, you have to understand that it is all just a game.  The object is to get mentioned in National Geographic, preferably on the cover, by saying something just controversial enough to draw attention to oneself without ever throwing the whole enterprise of evolutionary paleoanthropology into doubt.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African soccer fans 5

first_imgSouth African fans supporting Bafana Bafana, the national squad, at a match against Equatorial Guinea in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. Bafana Bafana won by four goals to one.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image  Football fans at the the final of the Vodacom Challenge between Manchester United and South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs football club at Loftus Versfeld stadium – a venue for the 2010 Fifa World Cup – on 26 July 2008. Manchester United won by four to one. Security at the gate.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image Security at the gate.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image Security at the gate.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image Volunteers help fans find their seats.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

2016 Ohio State Fair Grand Champion Turkey — Zac Portman, Perry Co.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zac Ortman of Perry County was named the 2016 Ohio State Fair Grand Champion Market Turkey. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood caught up with Zac after the show for his thoughts on the win, returning to the fair after the statewide poultry ban in 2015, and much more.last_img

92% Of All Smartphones Shipments in Q4 2012 Were iOS & Android

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement For the entirety of 2012, Android held 68.4% of all smartphone shipments. Apple held at nearly one-in-five (19.4%) while the rest of the market shared 12.2% of all shipments. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Android#iOS If you are a smartphone manufacturer trying to make a dent in the mobile wars and are not building a device running iOS or Android, you are out of luck. According to Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics, 92% of all smartphones shipped in the last quarter of 2012 ran either Apple or Google’s mobile operating systems. Overall, smartphone growth for the quarter grew 38% annually between Q4 2011 and Q4 2012 from 157 million units to 217 million. For the year, Strategy Analytics believes that 700.1 million smartphones were shipped in 2012, well ahead of the 490.5 million shipped in 2011. Growth rates for the smartphone market are slowing. Granted, growth is still in the double digits, but global ship growth slowed from 64% in 2011 to 43% in 2012, according to Strategy Analytics senior analyst Neil Shah in a release. On a global basis, Android is winning the smartphone wars. In Q4, it took 70.1% of all smartphone shipments. Apple’s iOS was second with 22%. That left 7.9% to all other competitors, notably Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry. last_img read more

Report: ESPN To Announce Sean McDonough As Replacement For Mike Tirico On Monday Night Football

first_imgRed ESPN logo over a black background.ESPNA few weeks back, it was reported by a number of outlets that Monday Night Football play-by-play man Mike Tirico would be leaving ESPN for NBC Sports after 25 years with the network. Monday, we’re expected to learn his replacement.According to SI’s Richard Deitsch, Tirico’s move will be announced at 2 PM today. At 3 PM, ESPN is expected to announce Sean McDonough as his replacement. McDonough currently calls both college football and college basketball games (among other duties) for the network.ESPN has called a conference call at 3PM with its Monday Night Football execs. Sean McDonough officially gets the Tirico gig today.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 9, 2016Well earned promo for McDonough, but damn, that’s a big loss for college football.— Michael Castillo (@MichaelCastFS) May 9, 2016There’s no word on which of McDonough’s current responsibilities will change. But it looks like there’s change coming to the network’s college sports coverage as well.last_img read more

BC Premier John Horgan says gouging to blame for higher gas prices

first_imgOpposition Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson accused Horgan of a “tax grab” last week after the NDP government approved a 1.5 percent increase in the gas tax to fund Metro Vancouver transit.But Horgan says the Metro Vancouver mayors’ council asked him for assistance to cover the shortfall in funding new transit projects, and he gave them a tax tool they have the option of using.The council has said that if it finds other ways to make up the shortfall, it won’t have to use the increased gas tax. VICTORIA, B.C. – Premier John Horgan says price gouging, not higher taxes, is responsible for skyrocketing gasoline prices in British Columbia.Horgan says the price per litre rose nine cents between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning and that suggests fuel companies are seeking bigger profits.He says there’s a disconnect between the price of a barrel of oil and the price at the pumps and he’s raised the issue of gouging with the federal government.last_img read more

School District 60 holds Cardboard Boat Challenge

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 held its Cardboard Boat Challenge on Friday at the North Peace Leisure Pool.Two teams per school within the School District designed and constructed one boat to participate in speed and weight challenges, within the pool, with up to four students per team for this fun and educational event.Brian Campbell, School District Principal of Careers and International Education, says Applied Design, Skills and Technology is a big part of the District’s curriculum and this Boat Challenge is designed to further the students’ interest in this field. “Applied Design, Skills and Technology is a big part of our curriculum here in School District 60. We want to give students the opportunity to be able to design and build. The great thing about this curriculum is it allows students to be able to demonstrate with both their head and their hands.”Each team’s boat was also judged on the planning and design, quality of construction, visual appeal, teamwork and team spirit, knowledge of essential skills, safety and cleanliness.Each speed and weight challenge was judged by School District 60 staff.last_img read more

There is an atmosphere for BJP to form govt in Ktaka Yeddyurappa

first_imgBengaluru: Once again triggering speculation about the longevity of the Congress-JD(S) coalition, Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa said Sunday there is an “atmosphere” for his party to form government in the state.Stating that his party workers are fighting the by-polls for Kundgol and Chincholi assembly constituencies unitedly, the former state chief minister predicted BJP’s victory on both the seats. “I’m confident we will win this election easily with bigger margins. No BJP leader from any community despite they (Congress) trying to lure them, has switched sides. Whether Venugopal (AICC general secretary) or any one else comes, they cannot shake any of our karyakartas or leaders,” Yeddyurappa said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghSpeaking to reporters in Hubballi, he said, “Our people are together and are united. At a time when there is an atmosphere for us to form government, at a time when we are confident of winning both the assembly segments, our karyakartas will not fall prey to any confusion. They (Congress) will fail if they make any attempt.” Yeddyurappa was responding to a question from reports that Congress leaders were trying to lure local BJP leaders in Kundgol, ahead of the by-polls. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHe said, “Congress may be under the illusion of doing something with money power, but I’m confident we will win this election by earning the affection and trust of people.” Yeddyurappa’s statement about the BJP forming government in the state gains significance following his comments of Friday that the longevity of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in the state would depend on the stand taken by about 20 “disgruntled” Congress legislators after the Lok Sabha election results are announced on May 23. He has predicted changes favouring the BJP in the state, saying its tally in the assembly would increase with the win in the bypolls.last_img read more