‘Clarendon derby’ in RSPL – Humble Lion, Portmore United clash at Effortville

first_img tough game “We lost some points that we didn’t bargain for ourselves, and they are coming off two straight losses, but we will not be fooled by that. “They will be coming to up the tempo against us, and even with those losses, we would be prepared for a tough game from them,” Vassell Reynolds, coach of Humble Lion said of today’s big clash. He added: “On paper, it is a Clarendon derby, as we are based in Clarendon and a large percentage of the Portmore United players are based in the parish. With that situation, neither team needs anything more to motivate the players.” Leading up to this game, Reynolds said his players trained well with a lot of emphasis on the mental aspects of the game. “We did a lot on the mental side, which will be key to the outcome of this game. “Wolry Wolfe has been leading the charge for us and others like Levaughn Williams, Ricardo Cousins, Devon Hodges, and FranÁois Swaby are also capable of delivering for us. Once we can get them to join the likes of Wolfe and Andrew Vanzie, in terms of performance and leadership, we will be fine,” the positive Reynolds said. As far as Portmore United’s Clive Marshall is concerned, the main focus for his team is to improve on their last two performances and return to their productive ways. Nothing else matters. “This game is more like a derby, given tradition and history, but we are not looking at it like that. We are looking at improving on our last two results and returning to winning ways,” manager Marshall said. According to Marshall, there is no time for making excuses about why they lost and the manner in which they lost. It was time taking responsibility and putting measures in place to correct the mistakes and not repeating them. While Jovan East has been the most consistent in front of goal this season and Ewan Grandison in one of the most experienced, Marshall said getting back to winning ways was not up to one or two players but the entire team. “We have a young team, but if the more experienced players provide the leadership and the other players respond in a similar way then we will be OK, but it has to be a team effort,” declared Marshall. At Barbican Stadium Boys’ Town will be looking to follow up their big win over Portmore United with a victory over the stabilising UWIFC while Cavalier can keep themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Waterhouse. Today’s games: 3 p.m: Boys’ Town vs UWI FC – Barbican Stadium 5 p.m: Cavalier vs Waterhouse – Stadium East 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Portmore United – Effortville Community Centre 3 p.m: Reno vs Rivoli United – Frome Complex 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Arnett Gardens – Edward Seaga Complex Tomorrow’s game: 8:40 p.m: Harbour View vs Montego Bay United – Harbour View Stadium Points standing P W D L GF GA GD O Pts MoBay United 17 9 6 2 29 11 18 33 Portmore 17 9 4 4 18 14 4 31 Arnett 17 9 2 6 24 13 11 29 Humble Lion FC 17 7 7 3 14 11 3 28 H.View 17 6 6 5 18 18 0 24 Reno 17 5 7 5 17 19 -2 22 Boys’ Town 17 6 4 7 19 22 -3 22 UWI FC 17 6 4 7 16 23 -7 22 Tivoli 17 5 4 8 21 23 -2 19 Cavalier 17 4 5 8 7 14 -7 17 Rivoli 17 4 4 9 19 25 -6 16 Waterhouse 17 3 5 9 13 22 -9 14 Prepared forcenter_img Former leaders Portmore United could find themselves overtaken by Humble Lion when the two meet today in the Red Stripe Premier League at Effortville Community Centre. Portmore United currently sit second in the table on 31 points, two behind leaders Montego Bay United and three ahead of Humble Lion. Normally, the visitors would be favoured to win, but they are on a two-game losing streak, losing 2-1 to 10th-placed Cavalier SC and 3-0 to seventh-placed Boys’ Town at the Juici Park field. This form should convince the Humble Lion players and fans that they have a good chance, especially at home.last_img read more

The Smart TV Is Dead. Long Live The Second Screen

first_imgTags:#cable#connected TV#Intel#Internet#lg electronics#panasonic#pay-tv#Samsung#satellite#smart TV#Sony Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … People want their television to work like a TV. Sending tweets on Twitter, posting photos on Facebook and browsing the Web are best left to smartphones and tablets. Indeed, more than 40% of U.S. households with Internet-enabled TVs haven’t even bothered to hook them up to the Web, according to market researcher NPD Group.This is not the future TV manufacturers expected.RIP, Smart TVIn 2010, reimagining TVs as computer hybrids with big screens for the living room seemed to make lots of sense. Why not play games, run applications and surf the Web from the same box that shows movies and programming from a cable or satellite provider? Proponents quickly dubbed the new device the “smart TV.”Intel, sensing a new market for its microprocessors, was a huge supporter, saying the smart TV “could be the most significant change in television history.” Yet by end of 2011, Intel had abandoned the smart TV business to focus on smartphones and tablets.The main problem was that what Samsung, LG big TV makers delivered was a mishmash of applications that had nothing to do with watching TV — the main reason people gather around the big box in the first place. Unsurprisingly, very few consumers wanted to spend more for supposed next-generation television sets that included a bunch of features they didn’t want in the first place.Today, the TV is evolving much differently. Internet video now comes to the set via other devices such as the Apple TV, Roku and Boxee Box. Nearly six in 10 consumers who own an Internet-connected high-definition TV use such services to supplement pay TV subscriptions, NPD says.As for other once-vaunted “smart TV” activities — reading or posting on Twitter or Facebook, reading digital books or magazines, video calling, shopping or gaming — well, they attract well below 10% of such people.Second-Screen TVVideo is clearly what people want on their TVs, so pay TV providers have turned their attention to tablet apps. Instead of shipping expensive set-top boxes, service providers want people to use tablets to find movies, see what friends are watching and browse their favorite programming.The apps will add to the enjoyment of watching TV by providing player stats in a baseball game or actor bios and behind-the-scene clips from the users’ favorite shows. These apps could yield be a goldmine of subscriber data that can be fed to advertisers who could then turn around and use the information to target advertising.Having an app that knows your viewing habits could be useful when you’re traveling. Imagine connecting your tablet to the TV in a hotel room and immediately having the same viewing experience you have at home.“The TV needs to be more like a docking station,” Paul Gray, analyst for DisplaySearch, an NPD company, told me. “It needs to play nice with these mobile devices.”Panasonic is one of the first manufacturers to ship televisions capable of communicating wirelessly with a tablet. Rivals will surely follow suit, as manufacturers emphasize seamless integration with mobile devices.Dumb Monitors Need Not ApplyTo call these sets “dumb monitors” would oversimplify things. A lot of good engineering is needed to provide reliable interoperability with any tablet or smartphone, irrespective of whether it runs Android or Apple’s iOS.“I do contest people who say that TV ends up as sort of a big dumb monitor,” Gray says. “You actually probably need quite a lot of intelligence, but it’s kind of under the hood.”TV manufacturers, however, are still stuck in the same box they’ve long tried to escape: Their products are mostly all alike and thus hard to differentiate. Shifts in broadcast technology — such as NTSC to HD, and before long, HD to 4K — or screen technology (LCD vs. LED, for instance) enable some innovation, but once things shake out and picture quality is comparable across models, TV sets once again become commodites. That leaves Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and the rest with price cuts and not much more to lure buyers.Commoditization is the curse of the consumer electronics industry. TV makers will look for ways to add value after the use of second-screen apps become mainstream. The trick will be to avoid another failure like the smart TV.Image courtesy of Shutterstock antone gonsalveslast_img read more

Tripartite meet on Gorkhaland

first_imgThe Centre has agreed for a tripartite meeting to discuss various political issues concerning the Gurkhas, including the demand for a separate State of Gorkhaland, Kalimpong legislator Sarita Rai said on Friday. The Home Ministry spokesperson did not comment.Large-scale violence was reported in Darjeeling in West Bengal and nearby areas controlled by the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in June last year, claiming the lives of 11 persons.Ms. Rai, who led the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) delegation, said they met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba who had assured them that the talks would be held by November after Durga Puja. None from the West Bengal government attended the meeting.“ We called off the strike last year after an appeal was made by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. From that time we were seeking tripartite talks. …it is a political issue,” she said.Asked what would be the fate of the talks since there was no representative from the West Bengal government, Ms. Rai said, “We are from West Bengal. I am hopeful that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee agrees and she has already said it is a political issue.”She said they had asked the Home Ministry to send a fact-finding team to survey the areas. “Around 5,000 youth face criminal action and are away from home. I don’t know if cases are fabricated. We have met the Chief Minister and raised that cases against political leaders should be withdrawn. It has not been done yet,” she said.The GJM is an ally of the BJP at the Centre and has been pushing for a separate State for the Nepali-speaking Gurkhas. The decades-old demand revived last year when Ms. Banerjee announced that Bengali would be made compulsory in schools.last_img read more

a month agoAntoine Griezmann happy with Barcelona win: We’re getting better

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Antoine Griezmann happy with Barcelona win: We’re getting betterby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAntoine Griezmann was happy to score in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Villarreal.Griezmann struck just six minutes into the game. Later, Barcelona scored again thanks to a goal from Arthur. Villarreal later pulled back a goal thanks to Santi Cazorla.”We had some chances to extend our lead but we didn’t take them,” Griezmann said to Movistar+. “But we’re going to keep on getting better. We can do much better than this. We have to keep on working hard. There are new players, we’ve just got here and we have to keep on working hard.”In reference to what Barça are lacking at the moment, he added: “A lot of us have just got to the club. It’s about adjusting to the style as quickly as possible. We’re a long way from our best but with time we will keep getting better.” He recognised that it’s different from what he was used to at Atletico Madrid: “The football is different. I knew it would be hard and that I would only get better with games. It’s not going too badly, though. Three goals. Now to keep getting better. That’s the path.” last_img read more

22 days ago​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicesterby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Paul Dummett is standing by manager Steve Bruce.Many fans and pundits are laying into Bruce after his side capitulated against Leicester City in the Premier League at the weekend.While Dummett understands the anger, he does not believe the result and manner of the team’s performance were down to the manager.He told the club’s official website: “In the second half we collapsed, and that’s one thing as a team with the players we have, we’ve never really done that in the past few seasons.”We’ve never collapsed and given away the goals we gave away. That’s one thing the manager wanted to address, and I think as a team we knew it wasn’t acceptable.”That’s one thing that can’t happen again. This team has been successful on working hard as a team and sticking together to get results.”Obviously the manager has changed, but we all still know what we have to do on the pitch. We train every day with the manager on different ideas but we all know exactly what our jobs are on the pitch.”The performance against Leicester wasn’t that we didn’t know our jobs. We didn’t put the performance in and collapsed – like the manager said we surrendered.” last_img read more

Aritzia Q3 net income jumps 16 per cent amid 17th quarter of

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:ATZ)The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Aritzia Inc. says its net income increased by more than 16 per cent in the third quarter as the womenswear retailer experienced its 17th quarter of growth in comparable store sales.The Vancouver-based brand says its net income for the period ending Nov. 25 reached $32.6 million, up from $28.1 million the year before.Aritzia says comparable sales growth jumped by 12.9 per cent as it focused on its e-commerce offerings and explored marketing with social media influencers.It says its net revenue climbed by 18.8 per cent to $242.9 million from $204.4 million in the third quarter the year before.The company says 40 per cent of its revenue growth in the quarter is attributable to its U.S. business.Aritzia says 2019 will bring a handful of new boutiques and expansions, but 2020 will be its biggest year yet for U.S. expansion because the brand will open six boutiques in the country that fiscal year. last_img read more

Bus services to be introduced from Dhaka to Siliguri on May 26

first_imgDarjeeling: A bus service from Dhaka to Siliguri via Banglabandha and Fulbari is all set to commence from May 26.The bus will be flagged off on that day from Kamlapur, Dhaka. The luxury bus service will take around 14 hours. The residents of Panchagarh district, Bangladesh will accord a warm welcome to the travellers on the maiden voyage at Banglabandha (the Bangladesh border town on the Indo Bangla border.) Preparations are on at Fulbari, on the Indian side. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTest runs had been conducted last year between Dhaka, Siliguri and Nepal. The bus service is seen to boost tourism. Banglabandha-Fulbari is the third largest dry port and transit point on the Indo-Bangla border. Since long there has been a demand from a bus service between Dhaka and Siliguri. After the inking of the Bangladesh Bhutan India Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement, on 23 April 2018 test runs of two buses had taken place between Dhaka, Siliguri and Kathmandu. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe buses will ply through Asian 2 Highway. The highway connects the three countries. As of now the service will be between Dhaka and Siliguri. There are plans to extend services to the Nepal capital Kathmandu later on. The luxury buses will have seats for 28 passengers. The fare has been fixed at 2,000 Bangladesh Taka (around Rs 1500) Shyamoli Travels will operate two buses as of now. One from Dhaka and one from Siliguri everyday. As Shyamoli is a private enterprise, initially the services will be by transshipment. A bus will ferry passengers from Siliguri to Fulbari, a distance of around 6km. The passengers after completing travel and immigration formalities (passport-visa checks) will be provided another bus from Banglabandha on the Bangladesh side to take them to Dhaka. The same system will be followed from Dhaka. The bus from Dhaka will drop passengers at Banglabandha. The passengers will be provided another bus from Fulbari to Siliguri.last_img read more

As The Playoff Nears Notre Dame Is Running Out Of Time

Stanford 9-2911950%16% ▲ 6a3% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title Utah 8-32337260%<1% ▲ 21<1% Iowa 11-04122937%30% ▲ 212% Florida 10-112101931%13% ▲ 212% TCU 9-2191850%<1% ▲ 21<1% Michigan St. 10-1521747%47% ▲ 217% Oklahoma 10-135162%64% ▲ 9a25% Northwestern 9-21621550%<1% ▲ 21<1% The new College Football Playoff committee rankings are out, and the committee shook lots of things up.Notre Dame fell from No. 4 to No. 6 after an ugly win against Boston College over the weekend. Oklahoma (at No. 3) and Iowa (at No. 4) sneaked into the top four ahead of the Fighting Irish, and Michigan State leapfrogged them too, landing at No. 5. At this stage of the season, those teams control their own destinies, but the Irish don’t.Florida joined Notre Dame as the other big loser after the Gators squeezed out an overtime win against Florida Atlantic. The Gators fell four spots to No. 12.But there are still several major games left to be played in the next two weeks, so let’s turn to FiveThirtyEight’s projections of how the committee will order teams in its final rankings Dec. 6. College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings as of Nov. 24. Playoff probability changes are since Nov. 23; only changes greater than 5 percentage points are shown. Temple 9-225354838%<1% ▲ 21<1% Ohio State 10-18349%25% ▼ 8a7% Baylor 9-179218%21% ▲ 217% Toledo 9-12420439%<1% ▲ 21<1% UCLA 8-322231815%<1% ▲ 21<1% Michigan 9-21013157%7% ▲ 21<1% Mississippi 8-3181779%<1% ▲ 21<1% Florida State 9-21319130%<1% ▲ 21<1% Washington St. 8-32022450%<1% ▲ 21<1% Clemson 11-014659%71% ▲ 2116% Alabama 10-121360%64% ▲ 2121% Mississippi St. 8-32115200%<1% ▲ 21<1% North Carolina 10-11481641%10% ▲ 212% Oregon 8-3176240%<1% ▲ 21<1% Oklahoma St. 10-111141420%10% ▲ 212% RankingProbability of … Navy 9-115163827%<1% ▲ 21<1% Notre Dame 10-1678—a21% ▼ 104% Oklahoma’s odds of making the playoff jumped 9 percentage points to 64 percent in our model. That’s tied with Alabama and just behind Clemson’s odds of 71 percent. Of the remaining teams, Michigan State is handicapped to have the best shot, at 47 percent, largely because the Spartans are favored if they play Iowa for the Big Ten title. (First they have to beat Penn State this weekend.) That Big Ten championship would be a de facto play-in game for the playoff (should Iowa win against Nebraska on Friday). The model puts the Hawkeyes’ playoff chances at 30 percent.Three spots after Iowa comes Notre Dame. The Irish’s playoff odds took a significant hit, down to 21 percent. Our model has consistently projected that both a strong one-loss Big 12 champ (like Oklahoma) and an undefeated or one-loss Big Ten winner (Michigan State or Iowa) were good bets to make it to the playoff over Notre Dame.Several other teams are on the cusp of the playoff: Ohio State at 25 percent (down 8 percentage points after their first loss of the season); Baylor at 21 percent (needing Oklahoma to slip up, among other things); and two-loss Stanford at 16 percent. All these teams need some surprises to make it in, but there’s still some football left.For those of you who want more nitty-gritty details about our projections, check out our original methodology manifesto, as well as a methodology update. read more

Gallery Ohio State Wrestling vs NC State

#2 Joey McKenna attempts to finish a single leg takedown on North Carolina State University’s Jamal Morris in the 141-pound bout of the Ohio State vs. NCSU dual meet at St. John Arena. McKenna won the bout by major decision, 10-2. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The Lantern The Ohio State Wrestling team took on North Carolina State on Jan. 6. in St. John Arena and won 26-10. The Buckeyes improved their record to 5-0. Photos by Sal Marandino.

Dyche opened up on the transfer difficulties

first_imgIt has been becoming more and more difficult for the smaller teams to compete during the transfer windows as the prices have been getting insanely higher and it has become impossible to sign a player for a reasonable amount of money.Sean Dyche insisted that for his Burnley, it is very difficult to compete during the transfer window as even the newly promoted teams have got more finances than them.The talented coach spoke about this situation as he said, according to Lancashire Telegraph:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Brighton’s owner is very wealthy, Fulham’s owner I’m told virtually a billionaire. There’s no jealousy. They’ve all got their own ideas of what they want to do. I want to do a bit of that but I wouldn’t do it at the cost of a club, it’s just not right.”“The challenge is opening the club’s mind enough to go some way to keep up because the whole of the football business is saying ‘all the best with that, we’re going up here’. Stretch and not break. It’s not easy.”last_img read more