#InquirerSeven: Things to know about Jeff Horn

first_img2. He is an Olympian Pacquiao is usually given the de facto home court advantage, be it in Las Vegas or Dallas. This time, however, the Pacman will walk inside Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium facing a hometown hero.Horn was born in Brisbane on Feb. 4, 1988 and has resided in his birthplace ever since.Come Battle of Brisbane, it’s safe to say that there will be more than 50,000 people in support of their boxing son.ADVERTISEMENT Both fighters are family men, and both also have lovable dogs.Quite some time ago, Pacquiao’s pooch Pacman reached headlines when it dogged the Filipino icon during his runs. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Horn was called “gay” constantly during his growing up years.The verbal abuse held so much magnitude that the young Horn almost thought of suicide.“I got called ‘gay’ a lot. Words like that shouldn’t hurt me, but I was a kid. It cuts deep, especially when it’s every day. You don’t know how to stop it,” Horn told Sydney Morning Herald.“Day by day, it takes a bit of you. I know the lows you can feel. I’ve had those feelings, like suicidal thoughts. I can remember some days that I felt that because of the bullying.”6. Like Pacquiao, Horn also has a canine companion What ‘missteps’? Beneath his enigmatic identity is a man who battled demons en route to becoming a professor of the beautiful sport.Despite owning WBO and IBF’s secondary titles, Horn is still considered an unknown in comparison to the icons Pacquaio has faced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSo to shine a little bit more of the spotlight on Horn, here are seven tidbits about the Aussie.1. Horn is Brisbane’s own son Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Juggling life as a schoolteacher and as a professional boxer can take a toll, and Horn does that looking for flushes, full houses, and pairs.As per Ring Magazine, Horn’s concept of a vice is playing poker. And that’s only his vice.Horn hasn’t forgotten his nerdy side as he regularly, according to The Australian, plays Monopoly every Saturday.He also likes to play a role-playing board game called Settlers of Catan. Horn, too, has a dog and it’s name is Lexie who, according to The Australian, likes to hang by Horn’s legs whenever the Aussie fighter watches television.7. Horn’s vice is poker Growing up, Horn wasn’t the fighter Australians now adore.He was the one wearing the glasses and playing board games and with such silence, Horn became a target of bullying.According to a story from The Australian, Horn was the victim of a lopsided beating when 30 bullies ganged up on him after school.Horn stood up against a bully, and what he got was a physical beatdown that changed his life.This harrowing experience led Horn to take up boxing and he’s then used that bullying episode every time he steps inside the squared circle.5. He got called ‘gay’ growing up LATEST STORIES Ross wins Best Player award; Rhodes top importcenter_img Horn’s pathway to professional boxing was his short, but memorable, run in the 2012 London Olympics.The Aussie had three fights in the London Games, taking dominating wins against Gilbert Choombe of Zambia, 19-5, and Abderazzak Houya of Tunisia, 17-11.Horn, however, fell to Ukrainian Denys Berinchyk, 21-13, in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Horn holds a Bachelor of Education degree to teach secondary school from Griffith University and he’s also worked at a child care center.4. A victim of bullying Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Boxer Jeff Horn of Australia poses for a photo following a press conference with Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)Australian pugilist Jeff Horn does not have the same notoriety as Manny Pacquiao’s previous opponents.Horn, whose “The Hornet” nickname gives him some semblance of flare, actually isn’t a typical run of the mill boxer.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend 3. He’s a teacher Horn has built an impressive boxing resume going undefeated, 16-0-1, and strapping himself with the WBO and IBF Inter-Continental welterweight titles.He’s also the no.2 welterweight under WBO and on July 2 has a chance to become the World champion as he battles Pacquiao (59-6-2).Outside of his expanding boxing career, though, Horn rolls up his sleeves and tightens his tie for his job as a high school teacher.last_img read more

LeBron denies Irving trade rumors: ‘#NotFacts, get another source’

first_imgRobredo: 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 No Blatche for Gilas in Fiba Asia as Reyes bares Final 12 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES James also tweeted the same thing about a report from Cleveland.com saying that he is “eager” to see Irving go after he demanded for a trade.This was the first time that James had talked about anything related to Irving’s trade request since the story broke earlier this week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James has had enough of rumors about him from “sources.”The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar shut down reports that he was “tempted to beat” Kyrie Irving’s ass for asking a trade out of Cleveland and that he was looking forward to seeing the guard out.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Since Irving’s trade demand went public, several stories quoting sources have come out even as both James and the star guard had remained mum about it.In his podcast, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith cited “sources” supposedly from James’ camp that the former MVP would be tempted to beat Irving if he were in front of him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJames retweeted SLAMOnline, which carried the story based on Smith’s podcast, and cleared his side.“#NotFacts people! 🗣Boooo!! Get another source. 🤦🏾‍♂️. #EnjoyingMySummer #YouDoTheSame 😁😁😁,” said James in a tweet. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’last_img read more

Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT), Chennai recruitment notification for various posts

first_imgThe Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT), Chennai has invited applications for recruitment for 40 various vacant posts.SDAT works towards promoting and encouraging quality participation and performance by Tamil Nadu sportspersons at national and international events through recognition, quality training, support schemes and world-class infrastructure.VacanciesTotal Posts: 40Name of the posts:Junior Assistant-cum-Typist – 26 PostsAssistant – 10 postsSteno Typist Grade III – 1 postCommercial Accountant – 1 postAssistant Engineer (Sports Technology) – 1 postAssistant Engineer (Electrical) – 1 postPay Scale:For Post I – Rs 5200 to Rs 20200 per month with grade pay of Rs 2400.For Post II & III – Rs 5200 to Rs 20200 per month with grade pay of Rs 2800.For Post IV – Rs 9300 to Rs 34800 per month with grade pay of Rs 4400.For Post V & VI – Rs 9300 to Rs 34800 per month with grade pay of Rs 5100.ELIGIBILITYAge Limit: The applicants’ age should not exceed 30 years and must not be less than 18 years.Educational Qualification: The applicant must have completed Class X/Bachelor’s Degree, Degree in Commerce, B.E or equivalent from the recognised university and must have typing knowledge.Selection Procedure: An interview would be conducted to shortlist candidates.How to apply: The eligible and interested candidates are required to download the application form from the official website and along with attested relevant documents send it to ‘Principal Secretary/Member Secretary, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, 116-A, Periyar EVR High Road, Nehru Park, Chennai-600 084’.Important Dates: The last date for submitting the application form is September 24, 2014.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham set to help Southampton offload Manolo Gabbiadini

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham set to help Southampton offload Manolo Gabbiadiniby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham can help Southampton offload Manolo Gabbiadini.The Mirror says Sampdoria need to off-load a couple of players before they can afford to end Gabbiadini’s St Mary’s nightmare with a loan for the rest of the season.They will then have an obligation to buy the Italian International, 27, for £10 million in the summer but a deal would depend on Grégoire Defrel, on-loan from Roma, moving on.The Hammers are keen on the French hit man who has scored seven goals this season along with Fulham who are looking for goals to avoid the drop as well as Watford.But they may have to offload some fringe players themselves before being able to push through a deal for Defrel who is keen on a move to the Premier League. last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd Treble winner Irwin: Could Fergie make it here?

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd Treble winner Irwin: Could Fergie make it here?by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Treble winner Denis Irwin says Sir Alex Ferguson could handle today’s football.Irwin, a left-back under Ferguson for half of his reign, believes his old manager is still up to task.“You’ve got to be able to handle the pressure of playing for Manchester United as a player, and as a manager you’ve got to handle all these players differently,” Irwin told Sporting Life.“They’re almost like rock stars these days. But Sir Alex would be fine, he’d be brilliant.“People always ask me about all the old players and would they be able to play in this modern day, but all the great players could play in today’s era.“A lot of the guys I played with, but even before my time with the likes of George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton, they’d be brilliant in today’s football.”Sir Alex, although he was an old fashioned manager in some ways he was also a forward-thinking manager.“He brought all the sports science guys in and always surrounded himself with great coaches, so he was before his time and he’d be a fantastic manager now.” last_img read more

Van with 140m of meth smashes into police car

first_imgSydney: Australian authorities have uncovered a USD140 million stash of amphetamines after an alleged criminal’s run-in with the law saw his drug-filled van crash into an officer’s car outside a police station. Security camera footage released on Tuesday showed a white van ploughing into the front of a vehicle parked outside a suburban Sydney police station before speeding off down the street. Police said the alleged 26-year-old driver was pulled over about an hour later, less than a 10-minute drive away from the accident scene. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe van was said to be packed with moving boxes containing 237 kilograms of methylamphetamine, an illegal drug commonly known as “ice’, with a total estimated street value of AUS 200 million. Australia has a growing problem with meth, with a government report released last year showing the country has proportionally more users than most nations. The van driver has been charged with large commercial drug supply, negligent driving, and not giving particulars to police. He was due to appear in a Sydney court later on Tuesday. No one was injured in the incident.last_img read more

The choices we make

first_imgThe polls are not far. A subtle realisation of the same exists in the sub-conscience. For a democracy, general elections are more or less a festival. The entire mood of the country changes with the political parties rising from their slumber to proactively advocate either their novel offerings or abject criticism of the current incumbency. The mandate drives the politicos to great extent, sometimes breaking their personal threshold, in order to ascertain that the public is familiarised with their agenda. While the opposition parties carve lucrative sops to capitalise on the shortcomings of the retiring regime, the ruling party graces the opportunity of being in power by spreading its wings and taking the highest flight ever in the entire period hoping it will yield them tremendously. That is natural. The stated behaviour is rather expected. Polls draw out the eclipsed sincerity of the politicos which, otherwise, is expected across the incumbency. Democracy gets to experience permissiveness in all aspects with the people’s voices being heard, development ideas being circulated with full force, lacunae being rampantly tended to, a populist budget and an equally populist manifesto – a range of things presented in the national interest. Such work ethics, otherwise, can catapult any democracy into a fast-progressing one. Alas, that is not how affairs are once the polls culminate and the results provide new incumbency. In between the two extreme ends of the continuum lie the people who, by and large, acknowledge their choice by accepting whatever fraction of the promises have been delivered while simultaneously preparing for another mandate. In thought, our hopes are always aligned towards a choice that yields us more but in reality, it is more like a choice which will hurt us less. Time and again, polls have tinkered our curiosity over what all might be in store for the country, for us, once our choice assumes office. The high hopes with which the public mandate constituted the 16th Lok Sabha, after a long spell of the UPA government, certainly unpacked a series of surprises for us – beneficial or not is subject to perspectives. Fast forwarding to the final days of the current government’s term, a similar disappointment seems to exist in the minds of people as it did back in 2014. Plagued with inconsistencies in its decisions – Rafale, demonetisation, GST, a collective of ambitious schemes, et al – has not augured well for the ruling NDA. Yet, their appetite for pleasing the public seems larger than ever. With one eye on the Lok Sabha polls scheduled this summer, Union Cabinet and Cabinet Committee of External Affairs (CCEA) have jointly undertaken an astonishing 96 decisions in a fortnight pertaining to all sections of society. Farmers, youth, poor, ex-servicemen, central govt. Employees, weaker sections, the decisions are to ascertain that the people don’t repent their mandate five years ago. Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Cabinet and CCEA approved a series of projects which spark the development engine of the country in full swing or at least look to do so. 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas to enhance student enrolment and raise employment opportunity – after being heavily condemned for the pertaining unemployment that has plagued the nation. Three of six metro corridors planned under Phase IV cleared with a project outlay of Rs 24,948 crore – with AAP unhappy over the remaining three which were not approved. Rs 31,600 crore for proposals on investment in 4 power projects likely to be operational by 2023-24. Approval of an ordinance on the changed reservation policy for faculty recruitment in universities and colleges. The list may run down to feature a lot of projects and policy alterations that have been approved in what may be the last meeting of the Union Cabinet. A comprehensive look at it is enough to answer the questions of why, or more precisely, why now. Had these projects and other developments being approved earlier, the need for such hasty decisions would not have been there. And, the public would not have brewed discontent, to whichever extent, in the first place. The massive outlay for development seldom neutralises the controversies that the Centre’s facing, yet an attempt has been made nevertheless, as expected. Discussions would rather not spark over what has been done now since all these projects will be the responsibility of the next government. What the discussions may instead constitute is whether the current government is deserving of another term based on the general attitude evident across their term. Almost everyone knows, thanks to media for those who still couldn’t, the reason behind the Centre’s rampant approval of projects. In such a situation, the existing discontent must be channelised to decide if the other choices are better or not. It is, seemingly, a choice between the lesser evil after all.last_img read more

Will support grand alliance at Centre if full statehood demand accepted says

first_imgNew Delhi: After the election, if the grand alliance of the opposition parties form government and the alliance accepts the demand of the full statehood then the AAP will support the Centre, said Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai on Thursday. “With time, the opposition is becoming stronger, hence the grand alliance will form the Union Government. The AAP is a part of this alliance and will support the government only if they agree to the demand of granting full statehood to Delhi,” said Rai.On a social media interaction with the citizens, Rai described the full statehood demand as the prime focus of the AAP. Rai also explained the need of the full statehood setting the examples of others states and also by describing the obstruction politics done by the Centre through the LG.”Earlier BJP and Congress also demanded the full statehood but just after the AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal took over the government the Cenre did not do anything about the issue of full statehood. But the AAP will fight till the end to get the full statehood,” he said.The leaders explained that if Delhi becomes a full statehood the state government would be able to provide woman security because the police will come directly under the state government which is now under the Centre. The letter also explained that if Delhi becomes a full state then the government would be able to give jobs to the people and he also said that nearly 2 lakh vacancy is there in the Delhi government. Rai also talked about is how the full statehood would help the people with higher education becomes a full statehood the state government would be able to provide woman security because the police will come directly under the state government which is now under the Centre.The leader also explained that if Delhi becomes a full state then the government would be able to give jobs to the people and he also said that nearly 2 lakh vacancy is there in the Delhi government.last_img read more

LS election will drive BJP out of power Modi will never be

first_imgChopra (WB): Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will drive the BJP out of power and ensure that Narendra Modi will never again be the prime minister. The Trinamool Congress will help form the next government at the Centre, she claimed and urged the people to vote for it. “This time it is a very important election. This election is to defeat the BJP. It is to drive out the BJP from power … This election is to make sure that Narendra Modi can never be the prime minister of the country again. We must ensure that they (BJP) never come back,” Banerjee said at an election rally at Chopra in Uttar Dinajpur. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The TMC will form the next government. We will drive out the BJP from the country,” she said urging people to vote for Trinamool Congress. Taking a jibe at Modi, Banerjee said that for the past four-and-half years the prime minister was busy touring foreign countries. “Suddenly he became so conscious about the welfare of countrymen”. “Five years back he was the chaiwala and now he is suddenly the chowkidar. And after the elections people will not find him anywhere. For four and half years he was busy touring the globe and now there is no employment here, farmers have died failing to pay their debts… He was mum when people were lynched. I call him (Modi) dangabaaz (rioteer) and a lutera (looter),” she said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Banerjee said no one from BJP, the Congress nor CPI-M had visited Darjeeling in the past five years, while she had made it a point to visit the Hills almost every month. The Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency is set to witness a keenly-fought contest between the two warring factions of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) — one led by its supremo Bimal Gurung and his one-time protege Binay Tamang. The ruling TMC in West Bengal is yet to win the Darjeeling seat even once since its inception in 1998, while the BJP has emerged victorious twice.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Indiana shouldve beat Michigan State

While Ohio State’s football team will be playing under the lights for a second week in a row, the mood surrounding Saturday’s game against Indiana might differ from the one that resonated during last weekend’s 63-38 win against Nebraska. After back-to-back wins against ranked Big Ten competition vaulted the Buckeyes to No. 8 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, coach Urban Meyer said he’s concerned that his team might overlook an unranked Hoosiers squad. It’s an issue that Meyer addressed as a “huge concern” Wednesday night. “(Indiana) has played better,” Meyer said. “This team took – should’ve – beat Michigan State.” OSU, which matched its six wins from 2011 last Saturday, will travel to Bloomington, Ind., in just its second road game of the year for an 8 p.m. tilt with the 2-3 Hoosiers. Making it to 7-0, though, might not come as easily as some have suggested. Junior running back Carlos Hyde said it’s easy to forget that Indiana nearly beat Michigan State a week after the Buckeyes defeated the Spartans in East Lansing, Mich. “I don’t try to take any team lightly,” Hyde said. “I mean, you just can’t overlook them. Indiana is a good team. They played Michigan State great, they came out strong against Michigan State, and, you know, we beat Michigan State by a point, you know, they was beating Michigan State all the way into the fourth quarter.” Likewise, redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby said the Buckeyes aren’t going to overlook the Hoosiers. “(Indiana) is a better team than last year and last year we were losing to them for a little while,” Roby said. “We’re not going to take them for granted, we’re gonna go in and gonna make sure we try to make as many plays as early as possible to shut down any momentum they might be able to get.” OSU beat Indiana 34-20 at Ohio Stadium last season. Sometimes, Meyer said, wins can be taken for granted and the first-year coach said he’s been guilty of such a charge before. “It happened with me,” he said, “and it won’t happen again.” Hall likely out, Barnett back Meyer said senior running back and captain Jordan Hall likely won’t play in the Buckeyes’ game against Indiana. “He’s just not full speed,” Meyer said. “(He’s) doubtful for this week.” Junior safety C.J. Barnett, however, will play, Meyer said. “(He’s) about full speed,” Meyer said. “He’s playing.” Replacing Sabino After redshirt senior linebacker and captain Etienne Sabino left last Saturday’s game against Nebraska with a broken right fibula, Meyer said OSU hasn’t finalized anything yet as to who will be stepping into the vacancy left by the the Miami, Fla., native. Meyer, though, said freshman linebacker Joshua Perry, who saw substantial action Saturday, is getting better, as is fellow freshman linebacker David Perkins and senior linebacker Storm Klein. The coach said he went back and “did homework” on the recruitment of linebackers and noticed “out of the last 10 guys (recruited), only two are really playing.” The depth of OSU’s linebackers, Meyer said, is a concern. “We got to get some guys going, they got to get going,” he said. “That position is not Ohio State standard right now, not depth-wise.” Hyde ready for more touches After toting the ball 28 times for 140 rushing yards and four touchdowns against the Cornhuskers, Hyde said he’s fine carrying a load for the Buckeyes’ offense. “That’s part of being a running back carrying the ball that many times,” Hyde said. “I’m ready and excited for that.” read more

Girouds unwanted World Cup record

Girouds unwanted World Cup record

first_imgFrance secured their third World Cup final appearance on Tuesday to the delight of the nation, but for Olivier Giroud it left him with an unwanted bit of history of being the player with the most off-target shots since 1966, reports GoalDespite the fact that the Chelsea forward has been leading the line for France in their World Cup campaign, he has been unable to find the back of the net in his five starts.While his fellow strike partners Antoine Griezmann and the young Kylian Mbappe have both scored three goals each at Russia.On Tuesday’s semi-final win over Belgium, it was Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti who scored for France after his towering header from Griezmann’s corner.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…The 1-0 win ensured France of their place in the final, but meant that Giroud continues his goalless streak.Not only that, but Giroud has now failed to even get any of his 13 shots on target –  which is a new World Cup record for the most off-target shots a player has had since 1966.But although he hasn’t scored at the World Cup, Giroud is still France’s joint-fourth all-time top scorer alongside Zinedine Zidane on 31 goals.last_img read more

Sigurdsson tells all about his screamer vs Leicester City

Sigurdsson tells all about his screamer vs Leicester City

first_imgIceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winning goal between Everton against Leicester City, he explained how it went down.Everton hadn’t won a single away match this season, they went to King Power Stadium to do exactly that against Leicester City and they did it thanks to a fantastic goal scored by Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson.It was a very complicated match for the Toffies, who had scored the first goal of the match via Richarlison early in the game, but Pereira scored the equalizer before halftime.The match turned very difficult for both sides and only a moment of genius could change the outcome of the game, that’s when Sigurdsson came up with a unique trick that gave him the opportunity to release a long-range strike and got an incredible goal from his decision.This goal has been the best of the weekend until now, in all of Europe.“Our first away win this season, two [league] victories on the bounce now and three very good points in what is a tough place to come to,” said Sigurdsson to the Everton website after the match”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“They had 10 men and had a lot of players behind the ball. It was hard to break them down so as soon as I had the chance to score I thought, ‘Why not?’, and thankfully it hit the back of the net.”“It’s definitely up there [as one of my best goals]. It came at a very important time and was a really good goal that I’m very happy with.”“I’ve said it for the last few weeks that we didn’t feel like we were too far away from putting back-to-back results together. We felt like we were close to winning games and it’s nice to win two [league] games on the bounce.”Impresionante lo de Thor Sigurdsson para darle la victoria AL Everton. Golazo pic.twitter.com/8oKTWzYZkx— Big Dunc (@DuncanFerguson9) October 6, 2018last_img read more

Slattery talks about Southamptons academy

Slattery talks about Southamptons academy

first_imgAccording to the midfielder, the Southampton academy is giving a lot of results, after eight of the 18 players on Saturday’s match were part of the academy.Southampton FC midfielder Callum Slattery spoke to the team’s official website about the club’s academy.“Everyone one works so hard to get to this stage, it’s never easy,” he said.“When you get this moment, you’ve got to grab it with both hands. I’ve had to work extremely hard to make the chance and now I’ve got to take it.”Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“I found out the day before in training but managed to keep it quiet and just prepared in my head as I normally would for any game,” he commented.“I felt good, the lads were fantastic helping me through and made me feel comfortable. I played it simple and it felt good to be out there.”“The confidence it gives us to do this and the belief that he shows in us is fantastic, so for us to get that chance is great from his part,” he added.“The way he deals with us in training and speaks to us is great as well.”last_img read more

JSPL sees average realisation improving in second half thanks to rising price

first_imgPrivate sector steel manufacturer, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) sees rise in average realisation boosting its profitability in the second half (October-March) of this financial year on the back of improving demand and higher prices of steel.In an interview with CNBC TV18, company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ravi Uppal said its average realization per tonne of steel would improve in third quarter ending December.”In second quarter (July-September), the operating profit was coming to around Rs 6,000 per tonne on an average and I do foresee that it should go up to about Rs 8,000 in third quarter (October-December),” the report quoted Uppal as saying.The Naveen Jindal-owned firm had witnessed fall in its realization during the second quarter owing to weak demand coupled with fall in production. “Realizations during Q2 had gone down by nearly Rs 1,800 per tonne on an average basis. This was a monsoon quarter. All the producers were producing to the full capacity,” Uppal said.He also said that as far as JSPL was concerned, major shutdown took place in its plants in Angul of Odisha and Oman, which led to fall in production. “Therefore, we did not produce as much we should have done. Coming to third quarter, things have started looking up,” he added.On price hike in steel, Uppal said that most of it was cost pushed than driven by higher demand. “There are a lot of factors, the coking coal prices have gone up; the pellet prices have gone up. So the cost of production has gone up. Therefore, some of it has to be passed onto the market,” the report said quoting the CEO of JSPL. Domestic hot-rolled coil prices, which was around Rs 29,250 per tonne in July, increased to Rs 33,750 per tonne in November owing to rise in input costs.Meanwhile, an Economic Times report said that lenders of the company would conduct forensic audit of the firm to find out whether the company had rightly utilized the borrowed funds for projects without any diversion. The company has a cumulative debt of around Rs 51,000 crore. Share price of JSPL closed at Rs 74.20, up 1.50 percent at the National Stock Exchange on Friday.last_img read more

5 shot including a girl 8 in New York Police

5 shot including a girl 8 in New York Police

first_img.Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, the city’s police chief said.Police responded to a shooting in the city in upstate New York shortly after 9:00pm local time, the department said in a statement posted on Twitter by a producer for National Public Radio.“This is very tragic event,” Syracuse police chief Frank Fowler said during a news conference. “This is something that cannot occur in our community.”Fowler did not disclose the condition of the five wounded people.The Syracuse Firefighters union reported earlier that seven people were shot on Midland Avenue in the city, according to a Facebook post.News website Syracuse.com reported that the shooting took place at a family gathering to remember a person who died of cancer.The website said ambulances were seen driving away from the scene with a police escort at about 9:15 pm.Syracuse is about 250 miles (402 km) northwest of New York City.last_img read more

Rowing Hosts Junior Day on March 3

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville rowing will host its annual Junior Day event on Sunday, March 3 at the G. Garvin Brown III Rowing Center on River Road in downtown Louisville. The event will allow prospective student-athletes to learn more about the Cardinal rowing program by meeting coaches, support staff and current student-athletes. Prospective rowers will be able to have questions about the program answered, hear from current members about the team and gain more information about the university. In addition to Junior Day festivities, an optional campus tour will take place on March 2. Prospective student-athletes can learn more about Junior Day by contacting Ritter at rowing@louisville.edu. Print Friendly Version “Junior Days at Louisville are the only chance someone outside our school has to meet all the incredible people who support our student-athletes daily,” said assistant coach Hannah Ritter. “Our team would not be able to achieve as much as they do, on and off the water, if it were not for our awesome support staff. We want to introduce all of them to any prospective student-athlete who might want to row for Louisville one day.”last_img read more

Selflearning computer tackles problems beyond the reach of previous systems

Selflearning computer tackles problems beyond the reach of previous systems

first_imgThe new system that incorporates backpropagation into reservoir computing (“Full”) outperforms other reservoir computing systems (“Reservoir”). Credit: Hermans et al. ©2016 American Physical Society Neuromorphic computing mimics important brain feature More information: Michiel Hermans et al. “Embodiment of Learning in Electro-Optical Signal Processors.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.128301 The basic idea of backpropagation is that the system performs thousands of iterative calculations that reduce the error a little bit each time, bringing the computed value closer and closer to the optimal value. In the end, the repeated computations teach the system an improved way of computing a solution to a problem.In 2015, researchers performed the first proof-of-concept experiment in which the backpropagation algorithm in conjunction with the reservoir computing paradigm was tested on a simple task.In the new paper, the researchers have demonstrated that the algorithm can perform three much more complicated tasks, outperforming reservoir computing systems that do not use backpropagation. The present system is based on a photonic setup (specifically, a delay-coupled electro-optical system) in which the information is coded as the intensity of light pulses propagating in an optical fiber. The key to the demonstration is to physically implement both the reservoir computer and the backpropagation algorithm on the same photonic setup.The three tasks performed were a speech recognition task (TIMIT), an academic task often used to test reservoir computers (NARMA10), and a complex nonlinear task (VARDEL5) that is considered beyond the reach of traditional reservoir computing. The fact that the new system can tackle this third task suggests that the new approach to self-training has potential for expanding the computing territory of neuromorphic systems.”We are trying to broaden as much as possible the range of problems to which experimental reservoir computing can be applied,” Antonik said. “We are, for instance, writing up a manuscript in which we show that it can be used to generate periodic patterns and emulate chaotic systems.”While the demonstration shows that the new approach is robust against various experimental imperfections, the current set-up is limited by the speed of some of the data processing and data transfer, which the researchers expect can be improved in future work.”We aim to increase the speed of our experiments,” Antonik said. “The present experiment was implemented using a rather slow system, in which the neurons (internal variables) were processed one after the other. We are currently testing photonic systems in which the internal variables are all processed simultaneously—we call this a parallel architecture. This can provide several orders of magnitude of speed-up. Further in the future, we may revisit physical error backpropagation, but in these faster, parallel, systems.” Journal information: Physical Review Letters (Phys.org)—Researchers have developed a neuro-inspired analog computer that has the ability to train itself to become better at whatever tasks it performs. Experimental tests have shown that the new system, which is based on the artificial intelligence algorithm known as “reservoir computing,” not only performs better at solving difficult computing tasks than experimental reservoir computers that do not use the new algorithm, but it can also tackle tasks that are so challenging that they are considered beyond the reach of traditional reservoir computing. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2016 Phys.org The results highlight the potential advantages of self-learning hardware for performing complex tasks, and also support the possibility that self-learning systems—with their potential for high energy-efficiency and ultrafast speeds—may provide an extension to the anticipated end of Moore’s law.The researchers, Michiel Hermans, Piotr Antonik, Marc Haelterman, and Serge Massar at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium, have published a paper on the self-learning hardware in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”On the one hand, over the past decade there has been remarkable progress in artificial intelligence, such as spectacular advances in image recognition, and a computer beating the human Go world champion for the first time, and this progress is largely based on the use of error backpropagation,” Antonik told Phys.org. “On the other hand, there is growing interest, both in academia and industry (for example, by IBM and Hewlett Packard) in analog, brain-inspired computing as a possible route to circumvent the end of Moore’s law. “Our work shows that the backpropagation algorithm can, under certain conditions, be implemented using the same hardware used for the analog computing, which could enhance the performance of these hardware systems.”Developed over the past decade, reservoir computing is a neural algorithm that is inspired by the brain’s ability to process information. Early studies have shown that reservoir computing can solve complex computing tasks, such as speech and image recognition, and do so more efficiently than conventional algorithms. More recently, research has demonstrated that certain experimental implementations, in particular optical implementations, of reservoir computing can perform as well as digital ones.In more recent years, scientists have shown that the performance of reservoir computing can be improved by combining it with another algorithm called backpropagation. The backpropagation algorithm is at the heart of the recent advances in artificial intelligence, such as the milestone earlier this year of a computer beating the human world champion at the game of Go. Explore further Citation: Self-learning computer tackles problems beyond the reach of previous systems (2016, October 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-10-self-learning-tackles-problems-previous.htmllast_img read more

Cops question man held with fake notes worth Rs 25 lakh

Cops question man held with fake notes worth Rs 25 lakh

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police nabbed a Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeer on Thursday night near Sealdah railway station. He was carrying FICN worth Rs 2.5 lakh.According to sources, on Thursday afternoon sleuths got a tip-off that a person from Malda has reached Kolkata to deal in FICN. Working on the information members of anti-FICN team of the STF came to know that the suspect will come to Sealdah railway station area for the deal. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataImmediately, sleuths went to the area and started keeping strong vigil in and around the Sealdah railway station. Meanwhile, one of the official of the STF team got a call from his sources stating the location of the suspect. After being informed, the team rushed to the spot near Sealdah station and surrounded the suspect identified as Sahabul Shaikh of Kaliachak in Malda. During search sleuths found several Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination. Though it looked like original, sleuths had some doubts. Shaikh along with the notes was taken to the STF facility in Lalbazar. There sleuths checked the notes thoroughly and made sure that those are the fake ones. Shaikh was arrested immediately. After counting the money it was found that he was carrying 125 fake notes of Rs 2,000 denominations. Sleuths are interrogating him to nab the receiver of the fake notes.last_img read more

Support pours in for CM national leaders claim ECI decision biased

Support pours in for CM national leaders claim ECI decision biased

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday the destruction of Vidyasagar’s bust by the BJP was not an isolated incident as the party had been involved in similar incidents in the past as well.Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said: “Vandalising the statue of Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar may not be viewed as an isolated incident. Incidence of vandalism of statues is not a new phenomenon for BJP.” During her election campaign later in the day, Banerjee pointed out that the BJP leaders pulled down a statue of Lenin in Tripura after they came to power. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”We can have different political ideologies but demolishing a statue is highly condemnable,” Banerjee said during her rally referring to the Tripura incident. Banerjee said the Election Commission of India’s decision to curtail the campaign time for nine Bengal seats that will vote on Sunday was biased. She alleged the step was a direct attack on democracy and taken under the directions of the BJP. She said people would give a befitting reply. The Chief Minister was not only infuriated by the enormity of the incident but was considerably vocal in her protest against the BJP. During a press conference on Wednesday, Banerjee trained her guns at the BJP for its alleged role in influencing the ECI after it curtailed the duration of campaign for the last phase. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBanerjee’s protest against the BJP and her claims about the ECI decision was supported by various national leaders. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti took to Twitter to show her solidarity with the Bengal Chief Minister. She called Banerjee a lioness for speaking to BJP in the “language it understands”. Accusing the Election Commission of being biased, Mufti tweeted: ” Bengal plunged into chaos and violence on Tuesday. Why did it take ECI 2 days to impose a ban on campaigning? Was it to facilitate PM’s rallies? Such brazen bias by a constitutional body proves its subservient to the whims and fancies of BJP. How low will BJP stoop to wrest power?” National Conference leader Omar Abdullah echoing the same views asserted that the TMC chief will emerge victorious after the announcement of results. “The BJP can team up with the EC in Bengal, they can have a tailor-made campaign designed to fragment and polarise the electorate, they can have all their model code violations overlooked. None of it will matter because on the 23rd Mamata Official didi will sweep West Bengal,” Abdullah wrote on Twitter. Various prominent leaders across the country who supported Banerjee were Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Telugu Desam national president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Banerjee has also conveyed her gratitude to Naidu on her Twitter account. Mayawati said the ECI had been working under the pressure of the Centre. PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah have been targeting Banerjee, she said.last_img read more