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first_imgLiverpool’s quest for a top-four finish suffered a setback as a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth on Wednesday saw them again drop points to a side in the bottom half of the Premier League – the Anfield team’s Achilles heel this season.Liverpool are unbeaten in 10 games against top-six teams this season, having won five and drawn five, claiming seven more points than their closest rivals Chelsea in that mini-league.Liverpool’s downfall has been their inability to dispatch teams lower down the table, with their last six defeats dating back to last season coming against teams in the bottom half.Liverpool have now matched their points tally from last term but losses to Burnley, Bournemouth, Swansea City, Hull City and Leicester City have created a sense of ‘What if?’ at Anfield.Against Bournemouth on Wednesday, Liverpool led 2-1, having conceded an early opener, and were heading for three points before Joshua King’s 86th-minute equaliser.At one stage, Liverpool were level on points with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur but the Merseysdiers’ late setback, coupled with Spurs’ late 3-1 comeback win at Swansea City, means they now sit five points adrift of the north London side.Liverpool remain third but Manchester City are two points behind them with a game in hand, while Arsenal and Manchester United are six points adrift but have two extra games to play.“We could have closed the game earlier but we didn’t find the right solution, the right pass,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the BBC.“It was clear it would not be perfect tonight but, of course, we could have found this one counter-attack to close the game.“And then, of course, there was the second ball after the set piece (which led to the equaliser). It’s my responsibility. We have to work on this, we have to sort it because it hurts a lot,” added Klopp.“It is important that you feel disappointment because we can’t ignore it and say, ‘No problem’. It’s one point more which is good. We all know we can beat each team but obviously we can lose against a few. We have to learn from it.”Liverpool travel to Stoke City in their next game.last_img read more


first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Isabel Esterman Since coal mining company PT Seluma Prima Coal set up operations in 2015, residents of Rangkiling Bakti village in Jambi, Sumatra say they have suffered from a lack of clean water as well as from landslides and flooding.Although a permit to do so is still being processed, PT SPC and its partners have diverted the course of Sungumai River, which runs through their concession.The company has drilled wells and promised other social initiatives, but area residents have continued to protest, calling for more compensation and for legal measures to be taken against the company. JAMBI, Indonesia — Sitting on a plank balanced over what remains of the Sungumai River, Halimah dug out handfuls of sand from the riverbed, trying to create enough depth to scoop up a dipper full of water.People living here in Rangkiling Bakti village, part of Jambi province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, have for decades relied on this tributary of the Tembesi River for bathing and washing clothes.“Back then, the water was clear. Now it’s murky like this,” the 48-year-old woman told Mongabay-Indonesia in February, as she scrubbed laundry in the shallow stream.Village women like Halimah, in blue, now struggle to wash clothes in the shallow, murky stream. Photo by Yitno Suprapto/ Mongabay-Indonesia.Two hundred meters away from where she sat is a mining site operated by PT Seluma Prima Coal (SPC). Since the company arrived on the scene in 2015, the lives of villagers like Halimah have been significantly affected.The Jakarta-based company is currently achieving nearly 90 percent of its production target of 50,000 metric tons (55,115 U.S. tons) of coal per month. Over 130 trucks are used to transport the coal every day. The company has altered the course of the river and built roads in the area, depriving local homes and farms of fresh water while reportedly increasing instances of landslides and flooding.Rangkiling Bakti village secretary Prismar recounted that prior to the company’s arrival, the Sungumai River was four meters (13 feet) wide. Then the company redirected the stream, creating an artificial ditch next to the mining location, drying out the Sungumai and filling it with sand and mud.“There were many fish, but now there aren’t any left,” Prismar said. “They’ve all gone.” Now, he said, people from the village are considering hiking a kilometer to the main branch of the Tembesi River just to wash and bathe.Only a handful of families have wells, he added, but even those are suffering. “The wells are drying up. Before, you could dig five, six meters deep to find water. Now, they compete with the mining pits so all the water goes there [to the mine],” he said.PT SPC has tried to alleviate the situation by helping to drill six wells for the villagers, ranging from 30 to 50 meters (98 to 164 feet) deep. But Prismar said the water quality isn’t great. “If we use it to cook rice, the rice turns yellow, so we are scared to use this water to cook. At most we use it to wash dishes, and we still bathe in the river.”In addition to water scarcity, locals say the company’s activities have triggered more frequent flooding and landslides affecting locally owned plantations. One rubber farm Mongabay visited was covered in mud washed in from the dirt road that leads to the PT SPC concession.Sayiful Islam, owner of this rubber plantation, told Mongabay Indonesia his trees died after being inundated during a flood. Facing an increase in flash floods and landslides as well as a shortage of clean water, locals point to topographical changes caused by the mine, noting that a water culvert was filled with dirt following a landslide. Photo by Yitno Suprapto/ Mongabay-Indonesia.Redirecting the riverPT SPC, along with fellow mining company PT Marlin Serantau Alam (MSA) and their contractor PT Universal Support (US), produce low ash and low sulfur coal used for power plants in Jambi province and sold for export. After submitting their permit request in 2009, PT SPC secured a 1,116-hectare (2,758-acre) concession in Sarolangun district, with reported coal reserves of 30 million metric tons, and began operating in 2015.The Sungumai River flows through PT SPC’s concession, splitting it in two. This, said the company’s Mining Technical Head Syarifuddin Gaffaru, is why the company altered the river’s course.However, the company has not yet obtained the permit that would allow them to legally redirect the course of the waterway.“In 2016, I sent a request to the [Sarolangun] district government but by 2017 there was no response,” Syarifuddin explained. He went to the provincial level, and was eventually directed to the national Ministry of Public Works and Housing in Jakarta.“We submitted our request at that time. If we had waited, maybe we still would not have begun operations,” he said. The permit is still being processed, Syarifuddin added, and the company has moved ahead without it.The diverted Sungumai River. Village officials say that prior to the arrival of the coal mine, the river was four meters (13 feet) wide. Photo by Yitno Suprapto/ Mongabay-Indonesia.Syarifuddin insisted the problem lies with government inaction. “In 2017, I again submitted a request to the provincial government but still received no clarification,” he said.Ibnu Ziady, secretary of public works at the Sarolangun district Public Works and Housing Agency, told Mongabay the permit was delayed because his office does not know how to make the technical recommendations regarding permits for river recoursing.“We need to learn more from our colleagues in the province about the formatting, the form, and all,” he said, adding that he didn’t know the requirements to obtain the permit. However, he has asked the natural resources head at his office to coordinate with the provincial office about both the formatting and the substance of the permit.“We are still learning the format. Once we have it, we’ll do it as soon as possible. Why would we delay?” he said.This river redirection is only one of the problems facing PT SPC’s permit. In September 2017, PT SPC had to submit an addendum to its environmental impact assessment (EIA) to amend a previously submitted document.In its original EIA request, the company stated that the distribution of coal in their concession lay toward the east, whereas studies show the deposits are more to the north.Heri Kuslaini, head of the local government’s environmental division, said all the addendum documentation was complete, and explained that his office will discuss the matter at its next meeting. “Once they fulfill everything, then we can grant the environmental permit,” he said.Novaizal, head of oversight at the provincial mining ministry, suspects the mistake was due to the previous concession owner. “PT SPC was a ‘take over,’ so when they took over [the concession], the environmental documents and the exploration reports had already been completed,” he explained.In a separate case in October 2017, PT SPC was ordered to cease operations for failing to secure another permit — for liquid waste treatment. The district government ordered PT SPC to stop its activities for two weeks.Coal particles pollute the Sungumai River. Photo by Yitno Suprapto/ Mongabay-Indonesia.Village protestsOn Jan. 24, dozens of villagers aired their complaints in a demonstration in front of PT SPC’s entrance. They demanded the company take more responsibility for environmental degradation in the area resulting from mining activities.The protest was organized by Asmara, head of the People’s Defender Forum (Forpera) in Sarolangun. Asmara claims PT SPC, along with PT MSA and PT US, have been negligent towards the environment. Asmara also claimed the company had not been paying the agreed 2,000-rupiah ($0.14) toll for each coal truck entering the village.In addition to environmental concerns, Asmara also highlighted the issue of day laborers who were recently fired by the company. They also joined the protest.The demonstrators made a series of demands including monetary “social compensation,” free healthcare for villagers living near the mines and more local job creation. Asmara also demanded that the companies drill 15 new wells and build a communal facility for the villagers to wash and bathe.Three days after the protest, the Sarolangun police mediated a meeting between the villagers and representatives of the companies.Raja, a representative of PT US, said roughly half of the company’s employees were local. Out of 140 employees, 84 are from the communities near the mine, he said. “Then you add the 100 day laborers who are also locals,” he said.  The company adheres to labor regulations and provides overtime for its workers, he added.As for healthcare, Syarifuddin of PT SPC said they have included it as part of their annual budget and work plan, which was being discussed at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Jakarta. “Regarding healthcare, we have included it in our programming. In 2018 we can execute it,” he said.After three hours of intense discussion, the parties agreed on 8 points, including the drilling of new wells for the villagers. The companies stated that they will further discuss compensation with the villagers.Every day, more than 130 trucks transport coal from PT SPC’s concession. In February, activists said the village was not receiving the agreed upon toll of 2,000 rupiah per vehicle. Photo by Yitno Suprapto/ Mongabay-Indonesia.However, weeks after the meeting, progress looked slow. As a result, on Feb. 15, a group of university students from the Students for Jambi Alliance staged another protest at the provincial mining ministry.Dozens of students pressed the provincial environment ministry to put more pressure on the companies to deliver on their promised social initiatives, while also demanding legal action against the companies for environmental degradation.At the time, head of the provincial environmental department Hary Andria responded, telling reporters that supervision and regulation of the companies are in the hands of the central government, and that local and provincial governments can only serve as liaison.The protesters were promised that an inspector from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources will survey the PT SPC mining site along with provincial officials to assess the environmental degradation claims.For the time being, Novaizal, of the provincial mining ministry, said that as long as the environmental impacts to the local area can be tolerated, the companies can continue to mine.This story was reported by Mongabay’s Indonesia team and was first published on our Indonesian site in a series of articles on March 13, 2018 and March 16, 2018.Banner image: Halimah scrubs laundry in the Sungumai River. 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first_imgDear Editor,The recent report of the alleged sexual advantage (rape) committed on the helpless thirteen-year-old who was left in the care of a senior who was supposed to protect and serve but chose to serve in a different way by the media houses has me wondering what their true intentions are.Kudos to the young girl for confiding immediately in her mother when she returned; good sense prevails and the appropriate actions are being taken.What is sickening to me is reading that the Prosecutor, whom I’m assuming is also a police, chose not to object to bail being granted to the rapist who is also a member of the Force.There are numerous cases that are not as serious as that and the prosecutors would find all sorts of reasons for denying bail, and in some cases, should they agree to bail they would ask that the Passport be submitted or the person report to the station every week.Lo and behold, there wasn’t such a request. Incidentally, the better judgment of the Magistrate prevails.Good job, Your Honor. I have raised my concerns about the actions of Police Prosecutors’ actions in various court matters by way of Letter to the Editor a while back, but no one sees it fit to address that.Editor, my main concern is about the way the story was carried in the media. They spared no expense to post the image of the alleged rapist and the address where the horrible act was committed. It’s my humble opinion that secrecy should have been exercised to protect the innocent child. No doubt that residents in the area would easily identify the victim and mixed reactions would be meted out to her.Is that sensible reporting? It’s my understanding that media houses undergo training/seminars or are aware of ways to protect such victims, not pointing them out to the public technically. It just shows that no one is to be trusted, and with so many suicides occurring, I would only hope we don’t have any more arising from this carelessness. I guess the media is under the impression that their action is proper protection for rape victims!Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more


first_img0Shares0000After initially supporting winger Losi Filipo, New Zealand rugby administrators performed a U-turn following a heated reaction that even saw Prime Minister John Key drawn into the debate © AFP/File / Andrew YatesWELLINGTON, New Zealand, Sep 27 – New Zealand rugby officials on Tuesday terminated the contract of a teenage star who viciously assaulted four people including two women, following a public outcry after he escaped conviction.After initially supporting winger Losi Filipo, rugby administrators performed a U-turn following a heated reaction that even saw Prime Minister John Key drawn into the debate. Filipo, 18, dodged conviction because a judge said he did not want to derail his career, sparking accusations the court system in rugby-mad New Zealand gives sports stars special treatment.“If it was anyone else on the street, they wouldn’t be let off for any of this — for attacking four of us — punching two females,” Kelsey Odell, one of his victims, told TV3.Key also weighed in, telling reporters: “Violence is unacceptable anywhere, it doesn’t matter what your profession.”New Zealand Rugby (NZR), which was criticised last month over its handling of sexual assault allegations against Waikato Chiefs players, had argued that Filipo was dealt with by the court system and should not be shunned.“We believe young men, like Losi [Filipo], are better off with rugby in their lives,” NZR chief Steve Tew said in a statement © AFP/File / Marty Melville“We believe young men, like Losi, are better off with rugby in their lives,” NZR chief Steve Tew said in a statement early Tuesday.However, the issue dominated radio phone-ins and Wellington Rugby, which holds Filipo’s contract, had more than 1,000 negative comments on its Facebook page.By early evening it released a statement saying the organisation and Filipo “have mutually agreed to the termination of his contract”.“The parties agreed that the termination of his contract was the best outcome for all,” it said, describing the situation as “unfortunate”.Filipo’s defence did not dispute the facts of the unprovoked late-night attack in central Wellington last year involving the player and his brother.The teenager stamped on the head of one of the male victims as he lay prone on the ground, leaving the man unable to work for eight months.Odell, a model, said she will require plastic surgery to her face after Filipo hit her. The other woman was punched in the throat.In sentencing, judge Bruce Davidson said such a serious attack would normally attract an 18-month jail term but a conviction would hinder Filipo’s chances of playing professionally.“I have to ask myself, are the courts truly in the business of destroying people’s career prospects?” he asked.Several All Blacks have also avoided convictions after facing criminal charges, including Julian Savea (domestic violence) and George Moala (assault).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_img“I have said before that many things have changed since that match. We are more solid, more natural in our play and more compact,” said the Italian.“I think it was (the best performance). Above all because the team we were facing is a very difficult team to play against. They are very strong and aggressive, so I thought we played very well.“I am completely satisfied. We did everything well, we moved the ball with pace and were very aggressive without it. I wish the team could always play like they did tonight.”Real did have fortune on their side, though, as their first and third goals were credited as own goals after taking wicked deflections.Emiliano Insua was first to put through his own goal 17 minutes in when he turned Pepe’s fiercely struck effort past the helpless Thibaut Courtois in the Atletico goal.Jese Rodriguez then continued his fine scoring form with the second just before the hour mark, and Real all but secured their place in the final when Angel di Maria’s shot deflected off Miranda to once again wrong-foot Courtois.Atletico boss Diego Simeone was left to reflect on his side’s bad luck, but refused to write off their chances of producing a famous comeback in the second leg on Tuesday.“I think Real Madrid played very well, but they scored twice with shots that hit our players on the body and went in,” he said.“We still have 90 minutes to play and anything can happen in football.”Real now look set for another meeting with Barcelona in the final as the Catalans were 2-0 victors in the first leg of their semi-final against Real Sociedad on Wednesday.It wasn’t all good news for Real on Wednesday, however, as earlier in the day Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a three-match ban in La Liga following his red card against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.Ancelotti said the club would appeal the decision and he expects the suspension to be reduced.“No one is happy because three games without playing is not normal. We will appeal and I think it is normal that they take away a few games because three games is not normal.”Gareth Bale was also not involved against Atletico as he was withdrawn from the squad just hours before the game.It was the third consecutive game Bale had missed as he recovers from a calf injury, but Ancelotti insisted that he was just keeping the Welshman fresh for this weekend’s clash with Villarreal given Ronaldo’s absence.“It is not a reoccurence of the injury. We preferred to give him a rest because Cristiano cannot play on Saturday, so with Gareth fresh it could be good for us and for that reason we decided to rest him tonight.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MADRID, February 6 – Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his side produced their best performance of his reign as they downed local rivals Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday.Atletico had won on each of their previous two visits to the Santiago Bernabeu, including in last year’s Copa del Rey final, but Ancelotti stressed the improvement his side have made since their defeat to Los Rojiblancos in La Liga back in September.last_img read more


first_imgLANCASTER – Sharon Runner will face two challengers in the Republican primary this June as she aims to retain her 36th Assembly District seat. Challenging Runner in the June 6 primary are Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford and Victorville school teacher Josephine Sotomayer. Two other candidates vying for the seat, Democrat Robert “Bo” Bynum and Green Party candidate Tom Bolema, have uncontested primaries. Citing work obligations, Sotomayer said Monday that she could not immediately comment on her campaign. She did say that she was a newcomer to the political world. “I’ve always wanted to be part of the legislative process. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for sometime,” Sotomayer said. “I decided to give it a whirl.” Runner is also working on pushing Jessica’s Law, a ballot initiative targeting sex offenders. Runner had served in behind-the-scenes roles in a number of elections for the Republican party before make her own run for the Assembly in 2002, beating longtime politico Phil Wyman for the party’s nomination. She is running for her third term in the Assembly. Ledford was traveling on city business Monday and could not be immediately reached for comment. In an interview shortly after he took out papers to run for the seat, Ledford said he believes he is closer philosophically than Runner is to the region’s Republicans. “I think I represent the general Republicans in the valley,” Ledford said. “The mainstream Republican is who I appeal to.” Ledford also said in that interview that he would work more closely with the cities and counties in the 36th District than Runner has. “I will consult with the jurisdictions more than try to reinvent the wheel,” Ledford said. “The jurisdictions know what their needs are.” Ledford has spent more than 20 years in Palmdale government, serving four years as a planning commissioner, two years as a councilman, and, since 1992, as the city’s mayor. The 36th District contains the Los Angeles County portion of the Antelope Valley, including the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, and portions of western San Bernardino County, including the cities of Victorville and Adelanto. Republicans account for 44.9 percent of the district’s registered voters compared with 35.3 percent for Democrats, according to the state secretary of state statistics. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Runner said she enjoys strong support in the district and that she looks forward to continuing to serve its residents. Runner said she did not know Sotomayer and looks forward to learning more about her. As for Ledford, she said his political views don’t reflect the district. “I really think he should change his voter registration because he acts like a Democrat,” Runner said. “The district is overwhelmingly conservative Republican.” Runner said she will continue to work on job creation, citing as an example a bill to extend tax credits on the joint strike fighter program, a program that employs hundreds of California workers. That bill would also extend the tax credit benefits to work done on NASA’s crew exploration vehicle program, a program aimed at replacing the space shuttle. Runner also said that transportation would be another major priority, including getting funding for the proposed High Desert Corridor, a new east-west freeway, and for widening the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. last_img read more


first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock will agree to a one-year contract extension to stay in the Welsh capital.Warnock, 68, whose deal at the Cardiff City stadium was set to expire in the summer, has now decided to stay throughout the 2017/8 season and is expected to sign in the next 24 hours.Coaching staff Kevin Blackwell, Ronnie Jepson and Andy Dibble will also remain at Cardiff alongside Warnock.The Bluebirds were in the Championship relegation zone, when the former Sheffield United and Rotherham boss took over from Paul Trollope in October, but they now sit in 12th place.“I expected it to be done in the next three or four weeks, but there was not a lot that needed to sorting out,” Warnock told BBC Wales Sport.”We wanted to stay, they wanted us to stay, we wanted an opportunity to do well next season, they’ve given us that.“Now we want to try and put the club in a place where we will be strong enough he next season to have a go.“We’ll be up against big budgets so we’ll have to be very good at what we do all over the club to give us a chance to get successful.” 1 Neil Warnock will stay at Cardiff next season last_img read more


first_img Kevin Keegan – Keegan took charge of Newcastle in February 1992, in what was his first job in management. Survival was achieved by the end of the season, and Keegan guided Newcastle to the Premier League in his first full campaign as boss. A third placed finish was followed by coming sixth in 1994/95, before the Magpies finished runners-up in 1995/96. The club were flying high when Keegan resigned in January 1997, but he was back at St James’ Park 11 years and eight days later as the Magpies’ new manager. Replacing Sam Allardyce, Keegan guided Newcastle to a 12th-placed finish in 2007/08, but he lasted only a few weeks of the following season as he resigned on September 4 due to issues between him and owner Mike Ashley. He had been in charge for only 22 games. 7 Jupp Heynckes – click right for more managers who came back – Heynckes is in his FOURTH spell as Bayern boss. The Bavarian club won two Bundesliga titles and the DFL-Supercup twice in Heynckes’ first spell between 1987-92, and he returned as caretaker boss over 15 years later for five games of the 2008/09 campaign. He came back on a permanent basis in 2011, and ended up winning the treble of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League in 2012/13. Kenny Dalglish – Taking charge of Liverpool as player-manager in 1985, Dalglish enjoyed incredible success at Anfield. The Reds won three First Division titles (1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90), two FA Cups (1986, 1989) and the Charity Shield on four occasions (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990). He left in 1991 and ended up managing Blackburn (winning the Premier League in 1995), Newcastle and Celtic, before returning to Anfield on a caretaker basis in 2011. He was appointed permanently later that year, and though they won the League Cup and reached the FA Cup final, Liverpool’s worst league performance since 1994 saw Dalglish sacked at the end of the campaign. 7 7 Guus Hiddink – Netherlands legend Hiddink must be one of the few managers to have spent more than one spell at the same club, despite having never been permanently hired by that club. He first linked up with Chelsea in 2009 following the sacking of Luiz Felipe Scolari, guiding the Blues to FA Cup success losing only once during his 22-match tenure. He came back to Stamford Bridge in December 2015 to replace the sacked Jose Mourinho, and though this spell was not as successful, he did stabilise the Blues when it appeared they were realistically facing the threat of relegation. 7 Jupp Heynckes is in charge of Bayern Munich for the rest of the season following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti .Heynckes, 72, retired from football when he left Die Roten at the end of the 2012/13 season having guided the club to a treble of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League.However, Ancelotti’s struggles this season have seen the Bayern board call upon Heynckes to fill the void until next summer, when they will bring in a new coach on a full-time basis.This is Heynckes FOURTH spell in charge of Bayern, taking in both permanent and interim spells as boss.But what other managers have returned to former clubs? talkSPORT take a look at some and you can see them all by clicking the right arrow, above… 7 Graham Taylor – Watford’s most successful ever manager, Taylor arrived at Vicarage Road in 1977, and, aided by owner Elton John, guided the Hornets from the Fourth Division to the First Division in five years. They finished second in the First Division in 1982/83, and reached the FA Cup final the following year. He ended up leaving in 1987 to join Aston Villa, and spent time as England boss and with Wolves before returning to Watford as General Manager in 1996. He appointed himself head coach in 1997 and won Division Two at the first attempt, before guiding the Hornets to the Premier League by winning the Division One play-off final the following season. Jose Mourinho – Mourinho is widely regarded as Chelsea’s best ever manager Howard Kendall – One of Everton’s most successful managers, former player Kendall was hired boss of the Goodison Park club in 1981 and over the next six years won a number of trophies including two Football League titles, the FA Cup and the Cup Winners’ Cup. He left for Athletic of Bilbao in 1987 and moved to Man City in 1989, but a year later he was back with the Toffees. His three seasons back at Goodison Park were pretty average, and he left in 1993. However, he returned for a third spell in 1997, but left at the end of the 1997/98 season with the Toffees only avoiding relegation from the Premier League on the final day. 7 7last_img read more


first_imgThe 2018/19 Premier League has come to an end and what a season it turned out to be with three stars sharing the prestigious Golden Boot.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all scored 22 times across the campaign so they all get a trophy to take home. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Aguero surpassed his expected goals tally 7 7 Pogba should have scored more goals according to the xG stats huge blow LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gameday cracker 17. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)Games played: 37Goals scored: 15Expected goal tally: 11.5716. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)Games played: 29Goals scored: 7Expected goal tally: 12.6215. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United)Games played: 32Goals scored: 12Expected goal tally: 13.11 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 7 REPLY Getty Images REVEALED 2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)Games played: 38Goals scored: 22Expected goal tally: 21.791. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)Games played: 36Goals scored: 22Expected goal tally: 23.55 LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January ADVICE Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah share a Golden Boot 7 7 Sigurdsson has netted 13 times this season Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 4. Jamie Vardy (Leicester)Games played: 33Goals scored: 18Expected goal tally: 19.123. Sergio Aguero (Man City)Games played: 38Goals scored: 21Expected goal tally: 19.95 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 7 no dice 14. Ashley Barnes (Burnley)Games played: 37Goals scored: 12Expected goal tally: 13.2813. Joshua King (Bournemouth)Games played: 35Goals scored: 12Expected goal tally: 13.5512. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)Games played: 34Goals scored: 12Expected goal tally: 13.74 20. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)Games played: 33Goals scored: 10Expected goal tally: 11.8119. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)Games played: 35Goals scored: 13Expected goal tally: 12.0318. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton)Games played: 38Goals scored: 13Expected goal tally: 12.12 11. Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton Wanderers)Games played: 38Goals scored: 13Expected goal tally: 14.2710. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)Games played: 37Goals scored: 11Expected goal tally: 15.459. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)Games played: 35Goals scored:13Expected goal tally: 15.88 8. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)Games played: 34Goals scored: 17Expected goal tally: 15.917. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)Games played: 30Goals scored:14Expected goal tally: 16.026. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)Games played: 28Goals scored: 17Expected goal tally: 16.125. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)Games played: 34Goals scored: 22Expected goal tally: 16.78 Getty Images What is expected goals? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars According to the stats, Lukaku should have netted one more goal Getty 7 Firmino netted 12 goals this season Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.Every single shot is awarded an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt, with factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders present affecting the value.The higher the xG of a particular shot, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is then used to calculate the expected goals in a particular match. Mane surpassed his expected goals tally deals But were they really the best strikers, according to statistics? Using UnderStat.com’s expected goals model, we’ve seen that Manchester City were rightly crowned champions, pipping Liverpool to the title by just one point.Here at talkSPORT.com we’re always keeping an eye on Understat.com to see how strikers are performing based on their xG season stats.And they make for some interesting reading, pointing out the fact that perhaps some of the league’s most lethal marksman should have found the net more. tense last_img read more


first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Has helped build over 300 companies,Is in more than 16 different countries,47 of its investments have been acquired,More than 40 of them have gone public,Has aggregate market capitalization in excess of $20 billion.Atlas Ventures is currently investing from its seventh fund and is managing over $2 billion in capital.Listen to the InterviewDownload the MP3.The Challenges of Follow-On RoundsQuestion: We have been hearing from investors that early-stage investing is quite healthy, despite the economy. The data seems to substantiate that. Because Atlas does all stages, I’d like your perspective on what is happening with later-stage rounds. Are they harder than normal? What hurdles does a venture have to overcome to get follow-on financing?Skip to 1:07 in MP3Summary: Fred explained the “bar bell” theory that many investors follow, by which they invest in either seed-stage, capital-efficient, disruptive ventures or very proven mature ventures. This leaves what Fred estimates as being 70% of companies in VC portfolios struggling for follow-on financing, despite the fact that so many of them are doing well and have great potential. Fred says that many VCs have raised the bar so high (i.e. low risk plus massive potential) that they are looking for “five-legged sheep.”E-Commerce Success in EuropeQuestion: Tell us about e-commerce in Europe. It looks like a mature market with new energy all of a sudden. What happened?Skip to 5:16 in MP3Summary: Fred explains how the financial crisis is driving the migration online, and this is leading to very healthy growth in e-commerce ventures, even to the point of reaching a “frothy” investment stage of the cycle. He emphasized the reality of low margins and thus the need for massive scale. We had an interesting discussion about outsourced versus insourced logistics/fulfillment, and the differences between Europe and the US on this front.Dailymotion and the YouTube GorillaQuestion: Give us your perspective on Dailymotion (one of Atlas Ventures’ portfolio companies). It is in a massive, fast-growing and hugely competitive market, with a gorilla called YouTube sitting in the middle. How does Dailymotion build value in that environment?Skip to 12:55 in MP3Summary: Dailymotion has around 60 million unique visitors, so it is doing something right. Fred couldn’t pinpoint one particular driver of success. We did have a good discussion (around 16:14) on the issue of bandwidth costs, specifically as it relates to the ongoing speculation on how much money YouTube is burning. He estimates that YouTube is spending less than $100 million a year on bandwidth, much less than the $470 million calculated by one financial analyst recently. Given Fred’s experience with Dailymotion, this estimate has credibility.Listen to the InterviewDownload the MP3. bernard lunn A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Interviews#start Today, we spoke with Fred Destin, a Partner at Atlas Ventures in London. This interview has some great perspective on the success stories in Europe’s e-commerce and video markets. Here are the basics of Atlas Ventures: Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more