Shericka Jackson – AthleticsFor her achievement in claiming the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running a personal best 49.99 seconds. Jackson ran a personal best in all three rounds of the competition. The 21-year-old Jackson also ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 metres women’s relay at the Championships, opening an almost two-second gap on her United States competition.Sherone Simpson – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the gold medal in the 100 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Simpson ran a season best 10.95 seconds to take victory in the event, her fastest time in seven years. Simpson also won a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running as an alternate in the semi-final; and a silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the Pan American Games, again running in only the semi-final.Rasheed Dwyer – AthleticsFor his achievement in claiming the silver medal in the 200 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. In the process, Dwyer smashed Don Quarrie’s 44-year-old 200 metres Games Record (19.86), setting a new mark of 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals. Dwyer was also part of the gold-medal-winning 4×100 metres Jamaica relay team at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas and was a member of the 4×100 metres relay team, which won the IAAF World Championship (running in the semi-final only).
The San Francisco Giants are expected to announce several new hires on Monday at the Winter Meetings, but one of the coaches joining the organization is now known.Cincinnati Reds assistant hitting coach Donnie Ecker is slated to join new manager Gabe Kapler’s staff as the Giants’ hitting coach, according to a report from The Athletic. A source confirmed Ecker’s hiring to the Bay Area News Group.Ecker, 33, spent last season with the Reds but previously served as a Triple-A hitting coach for …
The dirt is still fresh on the grave of the CrunchPad; we ought to feel guilty for writing this post.But our good friends have been working with a few cohorts on a stealth-mode startup for quite some time – working on the problem of the lightweight, portable, web-friendly device. Only their product is smaller in size and larger in spirit than any netbook or notepad yet seen – perhaps there is a balm in Gilead after all.But you didn’t come here for literature; you came to see pics and read specs. So here we go.The name of the gadget geek’s new muse is the PsiXpda (pronounced sigh ex PDA). It measures 174mm by 95mm by 25mm, and it looks like this: SpecificationsThe device is a hardware nerd’s dream, described as “very techy and hackable” by one of the minds behind the project, Ewan Spence. It’s smaller than netbooks, roughly 2/3 in length and 1/2 the width. It weighs 430 grams, around 15 ounces.In the closed position, the screen is on the outside. There’s no accelerometer, but there are key commands for rotating the screen. The keyboard is backlit – perfect for conference whores, said Spence. It has a VGA webcam and 2-4 hours of battery life, depending on CPU usage. It’s got a USB port and a VGA port on the optional docking cradle.It’s a full-strength computer with a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. The first units will ship with Windows XP preloaded. Spence expects that hackers will get Android and Chrome OS running on it fairly quickly, as well.As for the web, the PsiXpda will feature bluetooth, WiFi and 3G connectivity. Users will be able to blog, run web apps, play Flash-based games or just browse their hearts out on the browser of their choice.A Pearl of Great PriceThe drawback? “Well, we’re not going to put it in Best Buy,” said Spence.This beauty is a pearl of great price for the most discerning only. With a very limited pre-holiday drop and a list price of $830 US (£500) – slightly cheaper than an out-of-contract iPhone – the PsiXpda aims to be the Lamborghini of the notepad/netbook/PDA 2.0 set.“If you look back to the ’80s,” said Spence, “to the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrums, they were small manufactuers doing a couple thousand machines to see if it worked or not.“One of the benefits of not having a huge staff and a huge VC investment is that we don’t have to have unrealistic goals for unit sales,” Spence continued.There will be lots of support for those who want to hack the device. Any needed third-party programs or drivers needed will be made available as soon as possible.“I am very interested to see what hackers do,” said Spence. “Because of the numbers involved, if you have 10 guys and gals that start going crazy over these things, that’s probably going to take us to capacity for the first drop.”Provenance & Use CasesThe device is the heir apparent to the Psion, which enjoyed an extended love affair with European techies. In the States, those devices were forced to compete with Palm, and lost. You can read an extended history of Psions, or you can take our word for it that Psion Series 5 still commands a dedicated fanbase in Europe. “We were doing this while you guys [Americans] were making the Palm Pilot,” said Spence.But now, in the States and elsewhere, the PDA has gone the way of the pager, and consumers are clamoring for technologically lightweight, physically small, ultimately agile devices. The Apple tablet is a fable, and the CrunchPad is, even we are sad to report, the year’s most disappointing vaporware.The PsiXpda has appeared on the scene to meet consumer demand at just the right time.“One of the places that’s shown interest is someplace like a hospital,” said Spence, “just drop it in a doctor’s coat. Also, because of the size, it’s very non-threatening for looking up information, so it’d work for salespeople. And it’s wonderful on a ten-hour flight from London to L.A.”In other words, it might be small, but it’s by no means a browser-on-a-stick piece of hardware. This beauty was made for people who like to sit on the couch and browse the web, yes; but it also takes into consideration that most people need and want to have a read/write experience online.The machines will be for sale next week. Stay tuned for videos of the review unit. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#Trends#web Related Posts jolie odell Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
Two years after he was suspended and jailed following the deaths of infants due to alleged lack of oxygen supply at the state-run BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, a government-appointed inquiry has absolved doctor Kafeel Khan of the charges against him.There was no evidence of medical negligence against Dr. Khan, the report found, while stating that the doctor was not involved in the process of supply, tender, maintenance, payment or order of oxygen.Dr. Khan was posted as a paediatrician at the hospital when, in August 2017, several infants died over 48-hours due to alleged shortage of oxygen over non-payment of dues to the supplier.“I always knew I have not done anything wrong. On that fateful day, I did what I could do best, as a doctor, father and a common Indian,” Dr. Khan told The Hindu, feeling vindicated.“But for my efforts to save the lives of children, I was thrown behind bars, vilified by the media, my family was put through immense harrassment and I was suspended from my job,” Dr. Khan, who continues to remain suspended from his employment, added.Dr. Khan said he believed the real culprits of the “completely man-made tragedy” at BRD hospital “are those who received letters of dues from oxygen suppliers, but did not make the payment.”“I demand that their actions should be thoroughly investigated. I wish the whole incident should be investigated by CBI,” he further said.The probe was conducted by Himanshu Kumar, who was posted as Principal Secretary (Stamp and Registration). The report, dated April 18 2019, was made public now by Dr. Khan after he was asked to submit his final reply after checking its findings.The 15-page report does not hold Dr. Khan guilty of “medical negligence” and says that he had made all efforts to control the situation when the hospital was dealing with oxygen shortage for 54 hours between August 10 and 11, 2017.The report however, does accuse Dr. Khan of being involved in private practice till August 2016.It clarifies that Dr. Khan had informed his seniors of the oxygen shortage, providing the inquiry officer with call details of the same and also presenting proof of providing seven oxygen cylinders in his personal capacity, on the night of the tragedy.The probe committee was set up on August 22, 2017 by Yogi Adityanath, who had become the Chief Minister of the State barely five months prior to the tragedy.(With additional inputs from IANS)
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra kept Alaska’s struggles going after coming away with a 94-80 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.As the Gin Kings improve to 4-1, and a fourth consecutive win, the Aces dropped to 0-6 and continued their downward spiral losing their 14th straight game overall.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games This is a continuation of the Aces’ historic losing streak with their last win coming almost four months ago at the start of the Commissioner’s Cup.Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks while Joe DeVance added 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCalvin Abueva had 22 points, on 9-of-24 shooting, and 13 rebounds to lead Alaska. LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH secures bronze in women’s pairs lawn bowls View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
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MLS MLS Talking Points: LA rivalry set to debut, Kljestan faces Red Bulls and more Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives 04:33 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) MLS LA Galaxy v Los Angeles Toronto v Real Salt Lake Orlando City v New York RB Columbus Crew v Vancouver Whitecaps Chicago Fire v Portland Timbers SJ Earthquakes v New York City Minnesota United FC v Atlanta United Houston Dynamo v New England Sporting KC v DC United Colorado Rapids v Philadelphia Union Seattle Sounders v Montreal Impact New England New York City SJ Earthquakes Atlanta United New York RB Toronto Portland Timbers Colorado Rapids Los Angeles Montreal Impact Real Salt Lake LA Galaxy Minnesota United FC Orlando City Columbus Crew Vancouver Whitecaps Chicago Fire Houston Dynamo DC United Sporting KC Philadelphia Union Seattle Sounders The LA Galaxy welcome Los Angeles FC to StubHub Center on Saturday in the first installment of Major League Soccer’s newest rivalry If last week’s international break-shortened MLS schedule felt a little unsatisfying then get ready for the make-up menu, as a jam-packed selection of enticing matchups fill out a loaded pre-Easter slate.There is no match bigger than the first installment of the LA Galaxy-Los Angeles FC rivalry. Whether you call it “El Trafico” or the “LaLa Clasico,” it is shaping up to be a must-see event. As if the intra-city rivalry wasn’t enough of a draw, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has arrived in Los Angeles and is expected to be available for a potential MLS debut at StubHub Center.Meanwhile, Orlando City will host Sacha Kljestan’s reunion with the New York Red Bulls. The Orlando City midfielder will take on Jesse Marsch and his former team for the first time since being traded over the winter. The Lions will be boosted by the expected return of Dom Dwyer, and could be at full strength for the first time this season. That’s good timing considering the Red Bulls could be resting several starters ahead of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Chivas Guadalajara on Wednesday. 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The Loons are battling through injuries, and will be taking on a rested Atlanta side in a match that should see plenty of goals.Here is a closer look at the key talking points for MLS Week 5:MATCH OF THE WEEK: LA Galaxy vs. Los Angeles FCMajor League Soccer’s newest team takes the ride down the 110 to take on cross-city rival LA Galaxy on Saturday for a mid-day kickoff that should feature plenty of sunshine and just as much star power.LAFC enters with a perfect 2-0-0 record, but consecutive bye weeks have left Bob Bradley’s men fighting off the cobwebs as they prepare for a derby they will actually be favored in even though they are the visitors. The Galaxy’s recent rash of injuries has left big question marks about which of their stars will play on Saturday, but that hasn’t taken anything away from a match that has been anticipated for a long time.”You see it all over the world. When there are two teams in one city then you know it has the chance to be special,” Bradley told Goal. “We know what it means to our supporters. They’ve been waiting for this game and the first one is going to be one people remember.”On the team side, we still know that it’s the first chance to step on the field in this derby and make a statement,” Bradley said. “We take that responsibility seriously and we’re looking forward to the match.”Saturday won’t mark the first time two LA teams have met in MLS. Chivas USA spent a decade playing in the league, but the Goats were a largely unsuccessful team that never really got a foothold in the city.”Chivas never probably achieved that full status of a rival, but this is definitely something that’s there now [with LAFC],” Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid told Goal. “I think the front offices are competing against each other, the academy teams are already competing against each other, and now it’s a chance for the first teams to go after it as well. I think it’s good for the league, for the sport and it’s great for the city of Los Angeles.”Bradley has first-hand experience in LA derbies, having coached Chivas USA in 2006, one of the team’s few successful seasons.”That year, as a coach, we understood that that game carried extra weight and so we were excited for those games,” Bradley said. “That part of it is actually the same, and of course in time when Banc of California Stadium opens, and we can also have [the Galaxy] play in our stadium then everything will take on new heights, but for now it’s still one city, two teams and a chance on the day to stand taller.”LAFC will look to continue its strong start to its inaugural season after opening with two victories. The Galaxy have dropped points in their past two matches, and are facing the prospect of being without Romain Alessandini and Giovani dos Santos on Saturday. Those potential absences could leave the Galaxy heading into Saturday as the underdog, but Schmid believes his team can deal with LAFC’s high-flying attack.”It’s just a matter of us holding onto the ball when we have the ball,” Schmid said. “They can’t be dynamic if they don’t have the ball. They’re a team that’s predicated on their speed up front. Those four guys go forward and the other six sort of keep their back safe in defense. They’re not shy about letting you have the ball and looking for their chances to counter.”Both coaches expressed how much they are looking forward to the budding rivalry, even though LAFC’s arrival has suddenly put the Galaxy in a position of having to defend bragging rights in a city where they have been king for more than two decades.”It’s a challenge, I think challenges are what we all live for,” Schmid said. “Having a rival in the city is fantastic for the city because it forces each club to maintain a higher standard than if there was no rival, so having that rivalry is great.”KLJESTAN FACES RED BULLSSacha Kljestan spent three seasons with the New York Red Bulls, and put up numbers that made him one of the top playmakers in MLS. That still wasn’t enough to keep the Red Bulls from putting him on the market as they went searching for a younger, more expensive attacking midfield option.Kljestan will face the Red Bulls on Saturday, marking the first time he takes them on since the trade that sent him to Florida and paved the way for the Red Bulls to sign Alejandro Romero Gamarra. Kljestan didn’t sound like a bitter ex when discussing Saturday’s meeting, but more like a player hungry to help his team reach the playoffs for the first time in its history.”I want to get our first win, and even better if it can come against my former team,” Kljestan said. “It will be fun to see the guys again. I spent a few good years and have some very good relationships with those guys.“You always want to win against your friends and your brothers,” Kljestan added. “So I want to win this game very badly.”Orlando City has yet to win a match this season, but with forward Dom Dwyer set to return from injury, and newly-acquired midfielder Uri Rosell closer to being fit enough to make his Lions debut, Orlando City should be closer to looking like the team that generated so much buzz after an impressive run of acquisitions this winter.MATCHUPS TO WATCHCarlos Vela vs. Jonathan dos Santos. These good friends and Mexican national team regulars will be key to Saturday’s all-LA clash, though Dos Santos is nursing an injury that could give Vela the edge.Sacha Kljestan vs. Tyler Adams. Kljestan will be more focused on helping Orlando win its first game of 2018 than on revenge. Adams will look to lock Kljestan down, assuming Jesse Marsch doesn’t rest him for the CCL semifinals.Michael Bradley vs. Albert Rusnak. Neutralizing Rusnak is the key to stifling RSL attack, and Bradley is more than capable of putting the shackles on him, unless Greg Vanney decides to rest him ahead of Tuesday’s CCL semifinals.Diego Valeri vs. Dax McCarty. The reigning MLS MVP continues to be the key to Portland’s attack, and with Chicago’s defense shaky these days, McCarty will have an even bigger responsibility to try and contain the Argentine playmaker.Yamil Asad vs. Graham Zusi. Asad has been a consistent attacking threat since joining D.C. United, and he will keep Zusi busy defensively, which should ease some pressure off the D.C. defense.Dom Dwyer vs. Tim Parker. A year ago these two were doing battle in the Western Conference, but they will meet again as East rivals if Dwyer can recover fully after missing the season’s opening matches with an injury.Ola Kamara vs. Laurent Ciman. Another good match-up that has changed conferences since last year, both Kamara and Ciman have enjoyed successful starts to life in LA, and their clash will be key in Saturday’s intra-city showdown.Gyasi Zardes vs. Kendall Waston. Few players are enjoying new surroundings more than Zardes, but the imposing Waston will look to make life difficult for him in the penalty area.Miguel Almiron vs. Ibson. The Loons need possession to have any chance of holding off the high-flying Atlanta attack, and that will require Ibson to have a monster match in the middle.Luciano Acosta vs. Ilie Sanchez. The often overlooked Sanchez is one of the league’s best deep-lying midfielders, and if he can shield Acosta and keep him from creating, D.C. is in for a long day.WEEK 5 PREDICTIONSTORONTO FC 2, Real Salt Lake 0. A bye week should do TFC a world of good and though CONCACAF Champions League semifinals are looming, Greg Vanney will still put out a strong enough squad to record TFC’s first MLS win of the year.Orlando City 1, Red Bulls 1. Kljestan will be inspired to show up his old team and Dwyer’s return should help, but the Red Bulls are playing well and even if Jesse Marsch sits regulars ahead of CCL, their bench is good enough to get a result.CREW 2, Whitecaps 1. The Columbus attack has been a handful with Zardes leading the line, but look for Federico Higuain to star in a home win.Galaxy 0, LAFC 2. The Galaxy’s injury issues will leave them shorthanded, which is bad news against a dangerous LAFC side that should overwhelm the Galaxy defense.Fire 2, Timbers 2. Matt Polster’s injury has only made the FIre’s suspect defense more shaky, but Portland’s defense is also a work in progress so goals should fly in Bridgeview.Minnesota United 1, ATLANTA UNITED 2. Having Francisco Calvo back will help the Loons defense, but it still won’t be enough to stop Atlanta’s high-flying attack, even at home.Earthquakes 1, NYCFC 2. If David Villa is ready to return then NYCFC should coast to another win, but if the Spanish striker is out then Patrick Vieira’s side could struggle to take all three points at Avaya Stadium.DYNAMO 2, Revolution 0. Brad Friedel will try to emphasize improving the Revs’ road form in 2018, but that turnaround isn’t likely to happen at BBVA Compass Stadium, where the Dynamo are very tough. Alberth Elis should run wild against the New England defense.SPORTING KC 3, D.C. United 1. The SKC attack has been rolling this season, and that should continue against a D.C. defense that has looked vulnerable in 2018.Rapids 1, Union 1. The Union have been notoriously bad on the road for years, but Jim Curtin’s squad should take a point in Colorado and could wind up with all three.SOUNDERS 1, Impact 0. Brian Schmetzer’s squad will be missing a laundry list of stars, including the suspended Clint Dempsey, but this is a match for Cristian Roldan to make his mark as a leader.
Puel tightlipped on Leicester job pressure after Chelsea shockby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel refused to discuss his position after victory at Chelsea.Puel was under scrutiny prior to the match, with reports suggesting the Foxes manager might be fighting for his job over the festive period.”I have nothing to justify,” Puel said. “I am the manager of my team and try always to do my best to get the right balance to protect some players, get the best out of other players, and put a team on the pitch with the ability to win the game.”Asked if the players’ performance at Stamford Bridge showed he had their support, Puel said: “I have no comment about this.”I made my work. It’s not all the time easy. But, all the time, it’s important to analyse the games and not just to look at the ranking in the table.”If we analyse it since the beginning of the season, we’ve had fantastic games and performances sometimes without consistency.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Ohio State men’s basketball team fell on the road to Iowa Saturday afternoon, 76-67. Buckeyes’ freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, as he’s done basically all season, shined in defeat. Russell, a projected top-10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, totaled 27 points, 14 rebounds and two assists against the Hawkeyes. He deserved at least three assists, though. Check out this ridiculous one-handed bounce pass Russell threw in the first half:That’s an NBA-caliber feed from a future NBA player. With the loss, Ohio State falls to 14-5, 3-3 in the Big Ten, while Iowa improved to 13-5, 4-1 in the conference.