Kane’s winner gives Spurs crucial victory at Palace

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesCrystal Palace 0 Tottenham 1Harry Kane’s late header secured a crucial win that boosted Tottenham’s chances of securing a top-four finish. The striker had missed two glorious chances as the game looked destined for a goalless draw, but he nodded in Christian Erkisen’s last-minute corner for his 24th Premier League goal.Wayne Hennessey had saved an early effort from eight yards before Kane missed past the post with the whole goal at his mercy from six yards in the second half.But Spurs dominated the game against the relegation-threatened Eagles and sealed a first away victory in four attempts with Chelsea to play Manchester United later on Sunday.Tottenham had a legitimate shout for a penalty waved away early on when Ben Davies was felled in the box by the legs of keeper Hennessey, who made a number of good saves in the game.Hennessey denied Kane with his knee after Patrick van Aanholt’s skewed clearance fell to the England striker 10 minutes in.Palace’s first-half chances were limited to headers in the box and defender James Tomkins tested Hugo Lloris with once as the hosts did well to stop service into Kane and Dele Alli.Kane’s second miss was the more surprising of the two, taking Eriksen’s flick first-time but sending it wide while completely unmarked from point-blank range on 55 minutes.But after the lively Serge Aurier also missed an open goal at the back post and another good save from Hennessey denied Davies, Kane popped up with the winner at the death.Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Davies; Wanyama, Dembele (Son 80); Lamela (Moura 66), Alli, Eriksen; KaneSubs not used: Vorm, Foyth, Rose, Trippier, Sissoko. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Jack Eichel defends Evander Kane’s tenure with Sabres

first_imgSAN JOSE — Evander Kane is fast, physical and just entering the prime of his career.Pete DeBoer raves about him, he produces almost every night and the Sharks see him as a cornerstone piece for years to come. With so much to like, it’s hard to understand why Kane, 27, will be suiting up for the Sharks at SAP Center Thursday instead of the Buffalo Sabres? Why isn’t he a centerpiece in the team’s rebuild?The easy narrative is that the Sabres unloaded Kane because he’s a problem child and who …last_img

A brief history of the Fifa World Cup

first_imgThe poster for the 1930 Fifa World Cup.(Image: Fifa)MEDIA CONTACTS• Wolfgang Eichler, Fifa Media Officer+27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 2010 471media-sa@fifa.org• Delia Fischer, Fifa Media Officer+27 11 567 2010 or +27 11 567 2524media-sa@fifa.org• Jermaine Craig, Media Manager2010 Fifa World CupLocal Organising Committee+27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 201 0121jermaine.craig@2010oc.comA lot happened in the year 1930. Constantinople was renamed Istanbul, the planet Pluto was discovered, and Agatha Christie’s first full-length Miss Marple novel rolled off the presses. And world football as we know it emerged with the inaugural Fifa World Cup in Uruguay.None of the competing teams had to qualify. A total of 13 teams accepted invitations to compete, four from Europe, eight from South America and one from the United States.The draw for the group stage was left until all the teams had safely arrived in Uruguay. Once underway, the tournament produced football at its contemporary best. By the end, the host nation won through and became the first team to lay hands on the coveted trophy, then known as Victory, or simply as the World Cup.By the time of the second edition in Italy four years later, interest in the global showdown had soared. Thirty-two countries took part in a qualifying round to determine the 16 finalists – and again, the hosts carried off the honours.If good things really come in threes, hosts France should have won the third Fifa World Cup in 1938. The French made it to the quarter-finals but were beaten by champions Italy. The Squadra Azzurri duly went on to claim the world crown for the second time in a row, cementing their enduring reputation as formidable exponents of the game.Brazil emergeThe Second World War caused a 12-year gap until the cream of the world game gathered again in 1950. During the war Dr Ottorino Barassi, the Italian vice-president of Fifa, hid the trophy in a shoe-box under his bed to keep it safe from occupying troops. In 1946, the trophy was renamed the Jules Rimet Trophy, in honour of the then Fifa president, who had worked hard to preserve the spirit and structures of the game during the war.The starting field in Brazil for the 1950 World Cup again numbered just 13 nations. Following a league-based preliminary round, Brazil, Sweden, Spain and Uruguay played off for the trophy.To seal the title, A Seleção needed just a point from their meeting with Uruguay at the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. But a crowd officially recorded as 199 954 – estimates vary from 174 000 to as many as 205 000 – watched in mounting horror as the Maracanazo, the Maracana Disaster, unfolded. One of the biggest upsets in footballing history ended with the Uruguayans sealing a second triumph.The next World Cup also had a shock outcome. Germans refer to the events of 1954 as The Miracle of Berne, as Sepp Herberger’s West Germany beat the seemingly invincible Hungarians 3-2 in the final. The 1954 tournament, held in Switzerland, was the first time fixed squad numbers were assigned to all players.It was also easily the biggest event of its kind thus far, with a record number of nations competing in the qualifying round. The Asian Confederation was founded that year and entered teams from Japan and Korea, with Egypt representing Africa in the first truly global edition of the event.Sixteen teams earned the right to compete in Switzerland, and this remained the size of the starting field until the 1982 finals in Spain, when it rose to 24.O Rei illuminates Sweden and MexicoIn 1958, the show in Sweden belonged to a 17-year-old by the name of Pele, a major contributor to Brazil’s maiden Fifa World Cup triumph. Just Fontaine of France scored 13 goals at the tournament, a record which still stands today, and the finals between England and Brazil resulted in a first-ever goalless draw. Sweden 1958 was also the first Fifa World Cup to be broadcast around the world on TV.Brazil retained the world crown in Chile in 1962, but 1966 finally saw a host nation triumph once again, as England defeated West Germany 4-2 in a thrilling and controversial final at Wembley.The Brazilians were back at their best for the 1970 finals in Mexico, sweeping aside the competition and taking home the Jules Rimet trophy in perpetuity in honour of their third triumph. For the second and last time since 1950, no player was sent off during the tournament.The finals also saw the first use of substitutes, and the introduction of yellow and red cards. Viewers at home could tell the difference too: the Fifa World Cup was broadcast in colour for the first time.At the 10th edition of the finals in 1974, the honour of receiving the new Fifa World Cup Trophy for the first time fell to the West German hosts. The tournament is also fondly remembered for the startling and revolutionary Total Football practised by beaten finalists the Netherlands, featuring all-time legends Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskens.Another of the great footballing nations finally registered a maiden triumph in 1978, as Argentina hosted and won the event. It was to prove the end of the road for a great Dutch generation, runners-up for the second time in a row, and then not present at all for the first 24-team finals in Spain four years later. That tournament was won by a resurgent Italy.Diego and Zizou excelAs Pele is to Brazil, so is Diego Maradona to Argentina. The diminutive midfielder led La Albiceleste to their second world crown at Mexico 1986, and also featured in a re-run of the final against West Germany at Italy 1990.On that second occasion, Franz Beckenbauer’s side exacted revenge and the Germans drew level with Brazil and Italy on three Fifa World Cup triumphs apiece. The Argentinians earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first team not to score in a Fifa World Cup final – and also of losing two players to red cards during the match.Ahead of the 1994 finals in the USA, a record 147 nations started out on the qualifying road. For the first time in history, the final was decided on penalties, with Brazil defeating Italy in the decisive shoot-out to secure a fourth triumph.The records continued to tumble in the years that followed. The 1998 tournament in France was comfortably the biggest-ever event of its type, with a starting field of 32 and a total of 64 matches played. The name of Zinedine Zidane will forever be associated with the hosts’ victory.Brazil’s triumph at the 2002 Fifa World Cup Korea/Japan, the first time the event was held in Asia, meant the South Americans could claim the distinction of winning the famous trophy on every continent that had staged the finals. And in 2006, Italy beat hosts Germany in the semi-finals to settle the clash between two three-time winners in their favour. Fabio Cannavaro and his team went on to beat France on penalties in Berlin and earn a fourth star for the national jersey.And what of 2010? New records and fresh milestones look a formality, as the world’s biggest single sporting event decamps to yet another new continent.Can Brazil pull further clear with a sixth triumph, or will the Italians retain the trophy and draw level on five? Or could an African side open a new chapter in the long and exciting history of the game?(Image: Wikipedia)2010 FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL HISTORY Year Host Final Third Place Match Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place 1930UruguayUruguay4–2 Argentina United States*Yugoslavia1934ItalyItaly 2–1(AET)Czechoslovakia Germany3–2Austria1938FranceItaly4–2 HungaryBrazil4–2Sweden1950BrazilUruguay** Brazil Sweden***Spain1954SwitzerlandWest Germany 3–2 Hungary Austria3–1Uruguay1958SwedenBrazil5–2 SwedenFrance6–3West Germany1962ChileBrazil3–1 Czechoslovakia Chile1–0Yugoslavia1966EnglandEngland 4–2(AET) West Germany Portugal2–1Soviet Union1970MexicoBrazil4–1 ItalyWest Germany1–0Uruguay1974West GermanyWest Germany 2–1 Netherlands Poland1–0Brazil1978ArgentinaArgentina 3–1(AET) NetherlandsBrazil2–1Italy1982SpainItaly3–1 West Germany Poland3–2France1986MexicoArgentina 3–2 West Germany France4–2(AET)Belgium1990ItalyWest Germany 1–0 Argentina Italy2–1England1994United StatesBrazil0–0(AET)(3–2 pens.) ItalySweden4–0Bulgaria1998FranceFrance3–0 Brazil Croatia2–1Netherlands2002Korea Republic& JapanBrazil2–0 Germany Turkey3–2Korea Republic2006GermanyItaly 1–1(AET)(5–3 pens.) France Germany3–1PortugalAET = after extra time* There was no official World Cup third place match in 1930; the United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. Fifa now recognises the United States as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the tournament.** There was no official World Cup final match in 1950. The tournament winner was decided by a final round-robin group contested by four teams (Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, and Spain). However, Uruguay’s 2–1 victory over Brazil was the decisive match – and also coincidentally one of the last two matches of the tournament – which put them ahead on points and ensured that they finished top of the group as world champions. Therefore, this match is often considered the final of the 1950 World Cup.*** Sweden’s 3–1 victory over Spain, played at the same time as Uruguay vs Brazil, ensured that they finished third in the 950 Fifa World Cup.Source: Fifa and Wikipedialast_img read more

Resources from Investing Webinar

first_imgDr. Barbara O’Neill shared a number of resources during our March 4 webinar, Investing for Your Future 1: Basic Concepts and Investment Products. We hope these resources will be useful to PFMs. Please feel free to share your own resources on investing in the comments section. And please check the event page to view a recording of this webinar. Also, please be sure to join us on Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m. Eastern for part 2 in this series, Investing for Your Future 2: Mutual Funds and Tax-Deferred Investments. Saving Vs. InvestingGoal setting worksheetTaxable vs. tax advantaged calculatorDetermining net worth in Print and Excel spreadsheetDiversificationDollar cost averagingRule of 72 on AmericanCentury.com and MoneyChimp.comAsset allocation calculatorsPortfolio rebalancingAbout stocksHistorical perspectives on stocksEarnings per shareFederal Marginal Tax BracketsBond ratingsAbout corporate bondsInvestment return calculatorHow to calculate total returnsAvoid investment fraud tipsBeware of investment fraudRutgers Investment Risk Tolerance QuizeXtension Ask an Expert and FAQsBetter InvestingAmerican Association of Individual InvestorsMyMoney.govU.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionState securities regulatorsCentral Registration Depository (CRD)FINRA BrokerCheck®Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) This post was originally published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on March 5, 2013.last_img read more

Bengal DGP takes stock of situation

first_imgWest Bengal Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha on Tuesday took stock of the situation in North Bengal’s Kalimpong and said locals and police were working to help restore normalcy in the district. “Today [Tuesday], I visited Kalimpong. It is heartening to see that the situation is becoming normal. The local public is also very happy. The police and the locals have worked hand in hand to restore normalcy and make the situation better,” Mr. Purkayastha said. Identifying miscreants“We have identified a few people trying to create disturbance. Many of them have already been arrested, the rest will also be arrested,” he said. He went around the Damber Chowk area in Kalimpong and talked to a few locals there.last_img

India steel plant fire kills at least 9

first_imgFire kills 9A fire in a gas pipeline at a plant of Steel Authority of India Ltd’s in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday killed at least nine people, the company said.”Nine persons have lost their lives and 14 are undergoing medical treatment,” state-run SAIL, one of India’s biggest steel producers, said in a statement.The fire, which occurred during a scheduled maintenance job at its Bhilai plant, has now been controlled, SAIL said. There was no immediate comment from the company on whether production was affected.”It is very difficult to say how many more have died, as some bodies are charred,” a police official, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to speak to media, told Reuters.Shares of SAIL fell as much as 4.2 per cent to a near one-year low on the news.Bhilai Steel Plant is India’s sole producer and supplier of rails for Indian Railways, and a major producer of a large variety of wide and heavy steel plates and structural steel, according to the company’s website.The plant has annual steel production capacity of 3.153 million tonnes, with products including wire rods, according to SAIL.last_img read more

Mali govt resigns over death of 160 people last month

first_imgPeople take part in a rally to protest against the failure of the government and international peacekeepers to stem rising ethnic and jihadist violence, in the Malian capital of Bamako. Photo: ReutersMali’s prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said he had accepted Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga’s resignation and that of his government two weeks after mass protests erupted over the rising tide of violence.Lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties had submitted a motion of no confidence against the government on Wednesday, blaming Maiga and his administration for failing to clamp down on the unrest.”A prime minister will be named very soon and a new government will be put in place after consultations with all political forces” from both the ruling and opposition sides, the statement from Keita’s office said.The president had on Tuesday said in a televised address that he had “heard the anger”, without explicitly naming the prime minister.The government had come under mounting pressure over its handling of violence in the restive Mopti region and especially a massacre on 23 March in which 160 people were killed in the village of Ogossagou near the border with Burkina Faso.Members of the Dogon ethnic group — a hunting and farming community with a long history of tensions with the nomadic Fulani people over access to land — were blamed for the mass killing.An AFP reporter at the time said many homes in the village had been burned down and the ground was littered with corpses.The Fulani have also been accused of supporting a jihadist preacher, Amadou Koufa, who rose to prominence in central Mali four years ago.So-called self-defence groups emerged in the Dogon community with the declared role of providing protection against the insurgents.But the militia, called the Dan Nan Ambassagou, also used its powers to attack the Fulani, and was ordered to be dissolved after the village massacre.Islamist threatTens of thousands of people took to the streets of Bamako on 5 April to protest against the upsurge of violence, accusing the government of not doing enough to stop it.The protest was called by Muslim religious leaders, organisations representing the Fulani community, opposition parties and civil society groups.Mali has been struggling to restore stability since Islamist extremists linked to Al-Qaeda took control of the country’s vast desert north in early 2012.While the jihadists were largely driven out in a French-led military operation that began in January 2013, huge areas are still in the grip of lawlessness, despite a 2015 peace agreement with some armed groups that sought to definitively stamp out the Islamist threat.Since then, militants have shifted from the north towards the more densely populated centre of the country, where they have sharpened ancient rivalries and ethnic conflicts that date back years.Jihadist attacks have also spread to Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes.March’s attack was the deadliest in Mali since the 2013 French-led military intervention.In the aftermath of the massacre, Keita visited the village and vowed to beef up security and enforce justice.last_img read more

This Tech Can See and Think as Well as Humans Do

first_imgNovember 3, 2016 2 min read It looks like an ordinary USB stick. But plug it into any device’s USB port and it instantly makes your software smarter — as if you plugged in another brain. The Fathom Neural Compute Stick, made by the semiconductor company Movidius, powers “deep learning” — the ability to see and analyze images, and learn from what it observes, much like a human. We’re talking office security cameras that can distinguish a burglar from a janitor, or self-driving cars capable of finding legal, nonmetered parking. The business possibilities are endless.Tech like this “will replace experts in fields where we simply needed a ‘pair of eyes’ on the job,” says Movidius CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. “We’ve built machines that can now detect and perceive visual data better than humans.” You’ll need some programming chops to take advantage of its abilities. All its computing power comes from inside that little stick, rather than by connecting to the cloud. That cuts down on lag time, which is important for, say, the collision-­avoidance system in your drone. Movidius’ stick will be out by the end of the year. It will be cheap (less than $100) and energy-efficient.  Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story appears in the November 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »last_img read more

Princess Best Price Guarantee rolls out fleet wide

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Princess Cruises Princess’ Best Price Guarantee rolls out fleet wide Wednesday, December 7, 2016 center_img SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises has launched its ‘Shore Excursions Best Price Guarantee’ program fleet wide, on thousands of tours in ports around the world. With the program, guests are guaranteed the assurance that if they find the same shore excursion elsewhere at a lower price, they’ll receive 110% of the difference in the form of non-refundable onboard credit.“Our new Best Price Guarantee on shore excursions gives guests satisfaction that they are receiving competitive and fair pricing while enjoying an exceptional experience ashore,” said Bruce Krumrine, vice president of shore excursions for Princess Cruises. “We find our guests rate their overall cruise vacation experience higher when they take our shore excursions because we handle every detail for them so they can easily explore the world and take home lifelong memories of the places they visit.”The new Best Price Guarantee is available to guests who book their excursions with Princess pre-cruise. If they find an equivalent shore excursion at a lower price, the request can be submitted at least seven days prior to the sailing date to shoreexcursions@princesscruises.com for review. Within two business days, they’ll be notified if their request meets the Best Price Guarantee criteria. If it does, 110% of the price difference will be applied in the form of a non-refundable onboard credit.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalThe program only applies to shore excursions that are advertised with pricing and publicly available. It applies to all shore excursions, with the exception of Asia, Southeast Asia and Japan ports, and excludes private vehicle and driver excursions. Share Posted bylast_img read more

Launching this winter VancouverYellowknife service with Air Canada

first_imgLaunching this winter: Vancouver-Yellowknife service with Air Canada Posted by Share Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Air Canada, Canada, New Routes << Previous PostNext Post >> VANCOUVER — Air Canada will soon become the only carrier to offer daily service between Vancouver and Yellowknife.Starting Dec. 15 and running until April 1, 2018, the new service will launch with special introductory fares starting at $219 one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase. Service will be onboard 75-seat Bombardier CRJ-705 aircraft featuring a choice of Business Class or Economy service, operated by Jazz Aviation under the Air Canada Express banner.“We continue to strategically build our Vancouver hub and we are excited to link Vancouver and Yellowknife with daily non-stop flights this winter, complementing our existing Yellowknife services from Calgary and Edmonton. These new non-stop flights will shave off almost four hours of round-trip travel time for customers travelling between Canada’s west coast and the Northwest Territories. In addition to convenient business travel between these two areas, these new flights also connect seamlessly at our YVR trans-Pacific hub to and from our Asia and US transborder networks, offering one-stop ease for visitors travelling to enjoy Canada’s spectacular Aurora Borealis and northern winter adventures,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaWally Schumann, Minister responsible for the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and the Department of Infrastructure, in the Northwest Territories added: “Air Canada’s direct route between Yellowknife and Vancouver is great news for the Northwest Territories’ tourism industry and comes just in time for aurora-viewing season. The additional flight enables our visitor numbers to continue to grow by providing travelers with easier and faster routes so they can spend more time enjoying the spectacular Northwest Territories, and comes at a time when the Yellowknife airport is actively working to attract more business and enhance services to clients and passengers.”So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched new services from its Vancouver hub to: Taipei, Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Boston, with Melbourne seasonal flights to begin December 1, and Delhi seasonal service resuming on October 14 increasing up to five times weekly for the 2017/2018 season.last_img read more