‘Everything went wrong!’ Van Gaal slams Man United stars despite victory over Roma

first_imgManchester United’s players have received short shrift from Louis van Gaal, despite them beating Roma in their second pre-season friendly.The Red Devils claimed a 3-2 victory against the Italians thanks to a Wayne Rooney brace and another goal from Juan Mata.But the Dutch boss was left fuming as they allowed Roma back into the match, which was played at Denver’s Sports Authority Field.“I think we don’t play a good match,” Van Gaal said. All my good passers failed today. I think it was because of the height and the air.“[Juan] Mata, [Ander] Herrera and [Shinji] Kagawa these are the best passers [at the club], and everything went wrong.“In the second half we forgot to keep the ball. When you are 3-0 ahead the only thing you have to do is keep the ball in possession and the opponent has to run and run and run.” 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal last_img read more

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Steve Carell could give you advice

first_img Send your questions to the Daily News and film writer Glenn Whipp will pass them along to Carell when they talk about Dan and Real Life. Don’t procrastinate. (What did your mother tell you about that?) We need your advice queries by Friday. E-mail them to: glenn.whipp@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Steve Carell plays advice columnist Dan Burns in his new movie, “Dan In Real Life.” Dan knows that relationships are tricky, be they marital, parental or primarily horizontal. Carell understands this, too, and not just because he once played a 40-year-old virgin. The man has been married for 12 years and has two kids of his own. Naturally, like all good actors, Carell researched Dan intensely and, in the process, became an advice expert. OK, maybe not an expert. But he’s an actor. He can fake it. Which brings us to you, the reader. Do you need help in bridging the generation gap or any other chasm that’s causing you angst in a current relationship?last_img read more

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Bielsa dedicates Swansea win to Jack Clarke after Leeds star’s illness scare

first_img 3 Daniel James saw a deadline day move to Leeds collapse Marcelo Bielsa dedicated Leeds’ defeat of Swansea to Jack Clarke, the teenage winger who was taken to hospital last week after falling ill during a match at Middlesbrough.First-half goals from Pontus Jansson and Jack Harrison fired Leeds into a commanding position on Wednesday evening, but Bielsa’s side spurned a host of chances and had to repel a late Swans charge after Oli McBurnie’s 87th-minute penalty. United held on to record a 2-1 win that moved them back to the top of the table following Norwich’s defeat at Preston, with the Whites now beginning a 10-day break in high spirits.The victory got Leeds back to winning ways after a home defeat by Norwich was followed by last weekend’s draw at Middlesbrough – a contest that was overshadowed by Jack Clarke collapsing in the away dugout in the closing stages.Clarke was taken to hospital and later discharged, and the 18-year-old continues his recovery ‘under observation’.Championship round-up: Leeds return to top of table with Swansea win as Norwich slip up at PrestonBielsa, who handed Clarke his debut earlier this season, dedicated Wednesday’s victory to the talented teenager.“We would like to dedicate this win to Jack Clarke because each of us feels he deserves this win,” the Leeds boss said.“We hope he will recover well and will let him take all the time he needs to recover.” 3 3center_img Leeds players celebrate Pontus Jansson’s goal against Swansea Clarke was treated in the dugout at the Riverside before being taken to hospital Bielsa went on to criticise his side’s efforts in front of goal, claiming Leeds should have won by a margin of far greater than one goal.“I think we deserved to win,” the Argentine added. “It’s hard to understand why we only won by one goal because we dominated the game and had many chances to score.“When we win the game we can wait for the next game with serenity.”The game had an edge after Swansea pulled the plug on Daniel James’ move to Leeds in the final stages of deadline day and the youngster produced a lively display on his first return to Elland Road since leaving in disappointment a fortnight ago.Dialling in a win: Leeds mock Swansea over James on Twitter after they return to the top of the Championship with victory at Elland RoadJames was substituted midway through the second half to a good reception from both sets of fans.Swans boss Graham Potter was proud of the 21-year-old’s character after a difficult couple of weeks.“It was a tough evening for him but he gave his best,” he said. “It wasn’t an easy night for anybody.“He had some dangerous moments and you could see what he’s about. He’ll get better and learn from the experience.” Despite suffering only a second defeat in eight games, Potter was encouraged by his side’s performance.“Leeds have got as good a chance of getting promoted as anybody from what I’ve seen,” he added.“That’s as tough a test as we’ve had this season. Leeds are a good team and played well.“You saw the character of our players not to go under because you can quite easily go under here. They didn’t and stayed in the game. That’s a learning point for them as they go forward.“You can’t just dominate games and play nice football at these places. You’ve got to survive and dig in. We did that to enable us to at least make a fight of it in the end.”last_img read more

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Barcelona vs Liverpool: Three key battles that will decide UCL semi-final tie

first_img 4 Disrupting Busquets’ role in dictating the tempo of the game could be crucial if Liverpool are to be successful at Camp Nou – and Henderson, in his new role, could be the player to put the pressure on him in the middle of the park.The Englishman has been playing in a more advanced role in recent matches – and he provided a brilliant assist for Sadio Mane against Huddersfield last week.Jordi Alba vs Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah is now back to his best for the Reds and it couldn’t have come at a better time.He has five goals in his last six matches and now leads the Premier League scoring charts (21). REPLY ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Liverpool’s trip to Barcelona is a titanic clash between two of the world’s most in-form clubs.Barcelona have already wrapped up the LaLiga title and a treble is still very much in sights for the Catalan club. Robertson faces the daunting task of handling Messi on Wednesday evening Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ However, Robertson also poses a significant threat to Barcelona with his surging runs forward and brilliant delivery.He racked up his 12th and 13th assists this season in his side’s victory over Huddersfield last week, becoming just the third defender in Premier League history to create over ten goals from defence.The Scot also works tirelessly in the side, having run 88km in his nine appearances in the Champions League this season.Sergio Busquets vs Jordan HendersonThe midfield battle in this match will be essential to the outcome of the tie, and whilst these two players may not directly influence each other, whoever performs better will likely influence the result more.Busquets tops the passing charts in the competition this season, having completed 783 passes. The three-time winner of the competition has also ran more than any of his team-mates, having covered a huge 101.7km. 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED gameday cracker Alba has more assists than anyone in the UCL this season no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool face the daunting task of stopping Messi and Coutinho While Liverpool are still on the hunt for the double with the Premier League title still within reach, although increasingly unlikely.Both sides are littered with incredible talent, with the Blaugrana boasting the world’s best player Lionel Messi and Liverpool one of the world’s best defenders in Virgil van Dijk.It is a mouthwatering tie for the neutral, but what are the key battles that could decide the outcome?Ahead of the match – which you can listen to live on talkSPORT, we have identified three clashes that could determine where the tie is won and lost. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF 4 Busquets is an essential anchor in Barca’s midfield Lionel Messi vs Andrew RobertsonLionel Messi has once again been sensational this season, netting an incredible 46 goals in all competitions.He was on the scoresheet again on the weekend as Barca sealed the LaLiga title – his tenth in the famous blue and red striped shirt.And the Argentine also leads the way for goals in Europe this season (10).Andy Robertson faces his most daunting challenge yet in a Liverpool shirt to deal with Messi, who plays on the right side of a three-man forward line. 4 LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES He will face up against the pacy Jordi Alba in what will be a fascinating clash.Alba has the most assists in the competition this season (4) and just like Robertson also poses a significant attacking threat from the left.No player in Ernersto Valverde’s side have made more crosses into the box in the tournament (25).last_img read more

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Clyde’s Ally Love charged with racial abuse of opponent

first_imgIn a brief statement on their website, a Clyde spokesperson said: “The club can confirm that it has received a notice of complaint from the SFA Compliance Officer regarding Ally Love, for an alleged breach of disciplinary rule 202 during the match with Annan Athletic on 2nd January 2018.“The club is co-operating fully with the SFA, in addition to conducting its own internal review.“The club will be making no further comment at this stage.” Ally Love has been charged by the Scottish FA with racially abusing an opponent and could face a lengthy ban from the game if found guilty.The defender was making his debut for Clyde in the 0-0 draw with Annan Athletic on January 2 after completing a move from Brechin City.He is accused of directing a stream of racial insults towards opposition winger Rabin Omar throughout the game, with the player reporting him to referee Scott Millar at full time.Love is alleged to have called 20-year old Dutchman Omar a “P**i b*****d” among other insults. Detail of the incident was included in Millar’s match report and witnesses have since backed up the claims.The Scottish FA compliance officer took statements from both clubs before issuing Love with a notice of complaint.The player has been charged with breaching rule 202, which covers excessive misconduct.Guidelines suggest a four-match ban for a low-end offence and up to a 16-match suspension at the top end of the scale, though an independent panel can go beyond those recommendations in serious cases.last_img read more

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YMCA Rock ’N Run 5k Goes “Radio” Active With WSLM

first_imgThe Washington County Family YMCA, in partnership with WSLM, will be hosting their annual 5k fundraiser on October 1 st , 2016 to support their annual campaign.Join the Y and partner WSLM Radio as they let loose in the 4th annual charitable 5k event.This year, the 5k will make you “Radio” Active as you move and groove the rhythm of the beats provided by WSLM. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best “radio” active apparel and join in for the Warm Up Party scheduled for 8:30 am.The race starts at 9:00 am, and will be followed by the Kids Fun Run, healthy treats, and vendors to visit. Awards will follow for top finishers and best dressed.“We are really looking forward to a fun event,” said Kristy Purlee, CEO of the Washington County Family YMCA. “This event not only promotes fun and health, it also promotes social responsibility,” said Purlee.“In 2015, our charitable organization raised over $58,000 that was given right back to our community in the form of financial assistance,”Purlee said. “Individuals who otherwise would not have been able to participate in our programs and membership were able to do so thanks to the generosity, support and membership of our community. We want to ensure that everyone has a chance to be a part of our cause—regardless of their financial situation.”The YMCA offers financial assistance to families and individuals to ensure that everyone is able to participate in their mission. All proceeds raised from the 5k event will aid in making the financial assistance program possible.Volunteer opportunities are also available on race day to assist with the logistics of the event.If you, or someone you know, is interested in assisting the event by volunteering, please contact Kristy Purlee for more information at kristy@wcfymca.org.Donations may also be made to sponsor walkers or runners by visitinghttps://operations.daxko.com/features/onlinegiving/donationdetails.aspx?cid=5039Registration is now open, and those who register by September 17 th will benefit from Early Registration discounts.Participants 0-5 are free, ages 6-12 are $15 per participant, and anyone 13 years and older will register for $25. Late registrations will be accepted until the race starts, and prices for registering on or after September 17 th will be $20 for the 6-12 age group and $30 for the 13 and up category. Early registrants (ages 6 and up) are guaranteed a shirt with their entry.Late registrants are not guaranteed a shirt.Race day registration will begin at 8:00am. Runners and Walkers alike can register for the race to support a most charitable cause.A warm up party led by YMCA fitness instructor, Kim Beard and WSLM Personality, Becky White begins at 8:30 am, with the race beginning at 9:00 am.To register, stop by the YMCA, or go to www.eventbrite.com and search for events in Salem, IN area to register on-line.Questions may be directed to Rosie Morehous at rosie@wcfymca.org, or by visiting the YMCA at 1709 N. Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167.The YMCA relies on the time, talents and treasures of the community to offer valuable programs and services. For more information on how YOU can impact our community, or to learn more about how to give, contact Kristy Purlee at 812-883- YMCA (9622).last_img read more

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SA unit leads in Aids research

first_img7 June 2004The trendy offices of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto are a far cry from the poky broom closet its directors James McIntyre and Glenda Gray started out in when they embarked on their mission 10 years ago to find ways of preventing mother-to-child infection of HIV.Now the unit, which occupies several floors of the hospital’s New Nurses Home, a large square building west of the hospital, employs 200 staff members, conducts myriad research programmes and is an international player in the field of HIV/Aids research.Just getting an interview with McIntyre and Gray is something of a feat – and chatting to both of them together, a major feat.Given the cutting-edge nature of their work, they are much in demand, and the awards that line their offices are testimony to their incredible success in the field of HIV/Aids: the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (2002) and the Heroes in Medicine Award from the International Association of Physicians in Aids Care (2003) are just two.The Perinatal HIV Research Unit, under the auspices of Wits University, is one of the largest Aids research centres on the continent, and has grown into an impressive multi-disciplinary research centre, partnering with many other organisations and engaging in research across the spectrum: preventing mother-to-child transmission, conducting vaccine trials, researching diaphragm use as a barrier to HIV, exploring sexual practices of men and women in Soweto, examining the economic impact of HIV/Aids on families, and researching the best treatment, care and support of people living with Aids.Both Gray, a paediatrician, and McIntyre, an obstetrician, are candid about the success of their work. “What we’ve spearheaded here has changed the lives of millions of women worldwide – essentially finding affordable interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV”, says Gray. “And we’ve been quick to translate research into action.”“We’ve been a central player in international research in the field that started 10 years ago”, chips in McIntyre. “We’ve helped develop that research agenda.” The two directors, who have worked so closely for all these years, constantly finish off each other’s sentences.The unit was pivotal in changing the mindset of the World Health Organisation, which prescribed that HIV-positive women in developed countries should formula feed while those in developing countries should breastfeed, in the belief that the health risks for formula feeding in Third World countries outweighed the risk of HIV transmission.“We said that women had a right to make that decision themselves and needed to be properly informed first”, says Gray.The unit was one of the first in the country to investigate triple therapy for HIV-positive black South Africans. What began as research into mother-to-child transmission soon spread to treatment for all HIV/Aids patients.“Women would say: ‘You’ve saved my baby but what about saving me and my partner?’”, says Gray. The unit was also one of the first to treat HIV-positive children.To what do they attribute their incredible success? “Our team is dedicated and passionate about trying to eradicate paediatric HIV. And relentless in its commitment”, says Gray.“We’ve been able to convince funders that we can do the job, and we’ve established a track record in research and delivery”, adds McIntyre.The unit is the first in the country to have set up a functional HIV vaccine trial site, and began administering the first vaccines in October last year.“We’re not likely to see a vaccine for the next 10 years, but we are developing long-term capacity to do the trials”, says McIntyre. The unit is in the process of expanding to additional premises in Soweto for its vaccine trials.After 10 years of intimate research with Soweto residents, strong relationships have been forged with the community, which has in turn benefited further research initiatives.With a massive “research bank” of people on their doorstep, and based at one of the largest hospitals in the world, not to mention their team of top-rate medical practitioners and researchers, it is not surprising that the unit is not short of funding for its research projects.McIntyre is the principal investigator for a wide-ranging five-year project on HIV/Aids which has been given a massive US$21-million grant from the United States National Institutes for Health – one of their largest awards and part of their Comprehensive International Programme on Aids (Cipra).The programme brings together several partners in the field, including the Reproductive Health Research Unit, also based at Bara, and Wits University’s Clinical HIV Research Unit.The many other cutting-edge research projects on all aspects of HIV/Aids being conducted by the unit and its partners make for fascinating reading, but are too lengthy to document here.Over the years, McIntyre and Gray have seen a lot. Amid the success and the accolades lurks plenty of sadness too, as anyone up close to the killer epidemic can testify to. “We have seen a lot of people die. But we have also given life to many people. We’ve seen both sides of the story,” says Gray.Some of the children of HIV-positive mothers who are healthy today because their mothers received nevirapine on the unit’s mother-to-child-transmission programme “still run around here. They come to visit us”, chuckles Gray.For Gray and McIntryre, who glow with pride and confidence, the rewards of being at the helm of groundbreaking research initiatives to save people’s lives clearly outweigh the negatives.Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Praise for South Africa’s hosting of Chan

first_img6 February 2014 The Confederation of African Football has commended South Africa for its hosting of the third edition of the African Nations Championship (Chan), the CEO of the local organising committee, Mvuzo Mbebe, said on Wednesday. “We could not have asked for a better outcome than what this third edition of Chan has delivered for the continent and the world at large,” Mbebe said in a statement. “We are also quite pleased to have been the country to present the platform for Chan to leave a lasting legacy, with Fifa granting it A-status, as well as the tournament setting a new benchmark for highest stadium attendance.” Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Polokwane hosted Chan matches, with Libya emerging as the champions on 1 February after defeating Ghana 4-3 on penalties at Cape Town Stadium. “When we took on the responsibility to host Chan, after the success of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), we knew that we had a daunting task ahead of us, compounded by the fact that this is a young tournament,” Mbebe said. “We spent more time educating and creating awareness through the country about what Chan was really about and how different it was from Afcon before we could even drive football lovers to go buy tickets for the tournament.” The tournament, which featured African national teams made up of players plying their trade in their home countries, drew 227 258 spectators, with 1 117 volunteers and 1 138 security and disaster management personnel deployed to ensure its success. For the opening and closing ceremonies alone, Mbebe said, Chan created jobs for 185 technicians, stage hands, runners, costume designers, props producers, make-up artists and creatives. About 300 performers from local communities, including Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Mitchells Plain, were employed, while local resources and infrastructure were also used. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Feedburner and Blog-Centered Stats

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web Related Posts richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As a follow-up to my previous post, I decided to take the plunge and sign up with Feedburner (hat tip to Cristian!). Feedburner is a third-party servicethat generates an enhanced RSS feed for you. What’s enhanced about it? For starters itenables you to track RSS statistics for all RSS Aggregators (not just Bloglines).Feedburner does much more too – e.g. it has a “browser-friendly” option that hides theXML code from users and it lets you splice in Flickr photos or del.icio.us links to yourRSS feed. Feedburner is a great service, packed with features, but there is a trade-off…Basically I’ve handed over control of my RSS feed to a third party, mainly so I canget some decent stats. I’m not overly comfortable with a third-party hosting my RSS feed,but then the decentralized content model is getting more and more acceptable on the Web(I use Flickr and del.icio.us now too).I want to reiterate that Bloglines subscriber stats has a pretty large margin oferror. As I said in my previouspost, some people have a variety of RSS/Atom feeds associated with 1 blog. Bloglinesonly tracks each feed individually. In fact I myself have some subscribers on alittle-known RSS 1.0 feed I have – and those subscribers don’t show up in the Subscriberstats for my main RSS 2.0 feed.Now that I have a Feedburner RSS feed, that situation will get worse because now Ihave a third RSS feed associated with this blog. I configured it so that Feedburner tracksthem all as 1, which is the correct way to do it. Bloglines, by tracking each of my 3 feeds separately, is fragmenting my reader statistics.Put another way –Feedburner takes a blog-centered approach to stats-tracking, while Bloglines takesa feed-centered approach. I much prefer blog-centered, as it’s a fairer reflectionof how many people subscribe to your content. I’ve emailed BloglinesSupport to ask if they can fix this situation and provide an aggregate count ofsubscribers for any one blog – no matter how many different feeds it has.It’s too early to discuss what my trends are in Feedburner, but I will write about itlater. If you want to try Feedburner out, MT users can follow the instructions here and here. For Radiousers, Cristian sent me a couple of veryinformative emails that hopefully he’ll post on his weblog.Update: Great minds think alike. Jason Fried also has a post about Feedburner today and he lists some other benefits – including that it requires no change on the reader side and it takes the RSS load off your web server. Plus Dick Costolo from Feedburner points in the comments to a handy FAQ.last_img read more

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Smartphone Sweet Spot: Adults 25 – 44 Have Highest Adoption

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Nielsen did not release numbers that segment platform among demographics but it would be interesting to know how many smartphone users in the 25-44 bracket use iOS or Android, for instance.When and what is your next phone purchase? When do you think the U.S. will hit 50% smartphone penetration? Let us know in the comments. Related Posts center_img dan rowinski The perception among younger adults is that everybody owns a smartphone. When numbers like 50% of U.S. cellphone owners have apps, the reaction inevitably comes, “only 50%?” It is easy for adults, say those from 25-44 years old, to forget that there is a significant portion of the U.S. population that does not own cellphones, let alone those of the smart variety. Mobile penetration in the United States is at 77%, which lags behind many other developed countries. Nielsen came out with its third quarter mobile numbers today and the demographics are intriguing. The reason that young people feel like everybody has smartphones is because they do. 62% of people 25-34 years old have smartphones. Of all cellphones in the U.S., 43% of them are smart.In terms of platform market share, not much has changed over the last several months. Android is still topping out around 43%, Apple gained a percentage point to 28% and Research In Motion lost a point to 18%. Windows Mobile CE is still hanging around (how we do not know, people just not upgrading their phones) with 7% while the “other” category that includes webOS and Windows Phone 7 dipped a point to 4%. These numbers more or less mirror what comScore came out with in early October. Since the last time Nielsen released its numbers, the total percentage of smartphone users has risen from 40% to 43%. The mobile industry thought earlier this year that the inflection point for smartphone adoption, 50%, would be reached by the end of 2011 but that is not likely to be the case at this rate. The holiday shopping season should give smartphone adoption a boost and the major OEMs have devices lined up for the season, such as the Motorola Droid RAZR, Samsung Galaxy II and Nexus Prime and the iPhone 4S. BlackBerry and Windows Phone are not likely to see any appreciable gains this holiday season as the BBX platform from RIM and Windows Phone from Nokia will be released in the first quarter of 2012. The demographic numbers are intriguing. Nearly one out of every five senior citizens has a smartphone at 18% while teens and their parents (the 13-17 and 45-54 demographics) hover around 38-39%. Check out the chart below. Tags:#Apple#Google#Microsoft#mobile#news#web last_img read more

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