Man United win Vodacom Challenge

first_imgWayne Rooney, as he had been in the previous match between the two clubs, was hacked down on a number of occasions. In the previous encounter he lost his temper and forced Ferguson into substituting him before he was carded. This time around, he made Chiefs pay with his play. Winger Lee Martin found veteran Ryan Giggs with a cross and he made no mistake with his chance, blasting the ball high into the corner of the net. Even during the game they made adjustments that worked; Chiefs used the offside trap effectively in the first half, but twice in the second stanza the Red Devils scored after springing the trap. 28 July 2008 Devoid of most of their frontline players two years ago, United had fallen to the Amakhosi in a penalty shootout for the title. This time around, with a much stronger side, including some of the European champions’ superstars, they were far too much for Chiefs to handle, even though the South African club had drawn 1-1 with them earlier in the tournament. First chanceChiefs created the first chance of the contest when Siphelele Mthembu ghosted past goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, but Nemanja Vidic was back to cover his keeper and clear off the line. Commenting after the game, Kaizer Chiefs’ coach Muhsin Ertugral said the Red Devils had let the ball do the work and his players could learn from that. The gap is big, about four goals big. Rooney strikesThe Red Devils doubled their advantage 12 minutes into the second half when Rooney beat the offsides trap and then Khune in the Chiefs’ goal after Danny Simpson had sent a defence-splitting through-ball for him. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Some local fans might have thought that there is not much of a gap between PSL clubs and the English champions after the draw a week earlier between Chiefs and United at Newlands. In Pretoria, United showed the difference between one of the world’s leading teams and one of the better PSL sides. A physical approach had worked for Chiefs in the first meeting between the teams in Cape Town but, having had a chance to assess their opponents, United were far too clinical for the Amakhosi this time. Giggs then set up Michael Carrick with an accurate cross, but his shot was straight at Khune and the half ended with Manchester United enjoying a single goal lead. After a quarter-of-an-hour the England striker created some space for himself, but Amakhosi goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was able to make the stop. Rooney, though, was making a nuisance of himself and Khune needed to clear from him shortly afterwards after the Unted star had beaten defender Jonathan Quartey. Narrow missChiefs’ supporters made some noise when Siphiwe Tshabalala narrowly missed with a free kick after Jose Torrealba was brought down just outside the area, but it was United who were in charge of the game. Five minutes before halftime, they hit the lead. Faced with the precision, pace, and big match temperament of the Red Devils, Chiefs had little to offer to counter it excepting effort, which led to some over robust tackles going in. Substitute Frazier Campbell thought he had made it 4-0 eight minutes from time after he rounded goalkeeper Khune, but Amakhosi skipper Jimmy Tau knocked the ball off the line. Manchester United lifted the 2008 Vodacom Challenge trophy at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, comprehensively outplaying Kaizer Chiefs 4-0 in the final. Shortly after the break Giggs nearly struck a second goal, but Khune denied him. The rebound fell to Rooney, who hit the side-netting with his effort. RoutCampbell, though, was able to celebrate two minutes from the end when he knocked in a loose ball in the area to complete the rout. Rooney signaled his intent after four minutes when he was played in by Ryan Giggs, but his chip just passed over the crossbar. Speed and precision“I hope not only my players realise that, but also the rest of South Africa. This thing of holding on to the ball for long has never brought South Africa any success. We need to use more speed and precision,” he said at the post-match press conference. It didn’t take long for United to add a third and Rooney was once again involved. He headed down a cross from Simpson to Tom Cleverley at the near post and he knocked it in to firmly take Chiefs out of the game.last_img read more

Google Goggles for People? Google Says No Plans for Face Recognition App [Updated]

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watterscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Facial recognition meets Search. We knew this was coming, right? CNN reports that Google is working on a mobile app that will use facial recognition technology to turn mobile phone photos into a means to identify people. The app would serve as a form of visual “search,” displaying results including name and email address.Updated: Google says it is not working on a mobile app of this nature and would not introduce any facial recognition technology into any of its apps “unless there was a strong privacy model in place.”While privacy advocates will be quick to identify all the dangers and implications of such a thing, Google is making it clear ahead of time that the service will be “opt in.” Users will have to agree to let their faces and data be retrievable by the app.“We recognize that Google has to be extra careful when it comes to these [privacy] issues,” Harmut Neven, Google’s engineering director for image-recognition development, told CNN. Indeed, the FTC found earlier this week that Google had engaged in “deceptive privacy practices” with its roll-out of Buzz, exposing people’s information without their consent. In the future, the FTC has stipulated, users will have to opt-in rather than opt-out when Google makes a major privacy change.No doubt, adding facial recognition technology to the way you’re “Google-able” would be seen as a major privacy change.But the technology to do this already largely exists, says Neven, whose company Neven Vision was acquired by Google in 2006. Indeed, Facebook has been working on facial recognition technology too so that photos uploaded to the site can be automatically tagged with users’ names. However, while the technology at Facebook just uses data within, well, Facebook, the Google app would likely crawl the Web, including sites like Flickr and Picasa in order to link photos to someone’s identity. It’s a similar process to Google Goggles, its image-recognition search engine for objects. Google won’t say what the production timeline is for the app or when it plans to release the product, (Edited to add: actually Google says there’re no plans for the app at all) but it’s clear that the company is already thinking about its strategy around the privacy – and the publicity – implications when this happens. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Ancajas eager to prove himself in US bout

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoAt this stage, Jerwin Ancajas is supposed to be tapering down for his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas.But since arriving in Los Angeles on Thursday (Friday in Manila), Ancajas has been very active, as always.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Team Ancajas will leave for Houston on Sunday, taking the connecting flight to Corpus Christi on the same day. MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA PLAY LIST 02:02PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA01:04Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan03:39Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH The Las Vegas-based Arum went to Los Angeles Friday to give Ancajas a quick tour of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, where Manny Pacquiao earned his US spurs, in Hollywood.Arum brought the media along and Ancajas was overwhelmed by the gesture.Jimenez told the Inquirer that Ancajas did not suffer from jet lag so they can have good training sessions to go over their fight plans for Gonzalez.As in his three successful title defenses, Ancajas is in no hurry to stop the Mexican.According to Jimenez, Ancajas will study Gonzalez first and will likely make his move by the third round.ADVERTISEMENT He and trainer Joven Jimenez, along with fellow Panabo City pride Mark Anthony Barriga, a 2012 London Olympian and unbeaten mini flyweight (8-0), have been running in the morning and putting in gym work twice a day.Ancajas, 28-1-1 with 19 knockouts, wants to be sure he’s in optimum form when he makes a fourth defense of the crown he wrested from Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 26-year-old southpaw intends to use the fight, to be covered by ESPN, against Gonzales (21-1, 8 knockouts), as a showcase of his immense skills.Ancajas also wants to prove to his new promoter, Bob Arum, that he is worthy of the two-year, six-fight contract he inked with Top Rank. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Lassiter gets back at TNT 5 years after his first Finals loss

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn Sunday, Marcio Lassiter finally exorcised the demons of his first Finals defeat in the PBA.The sharp-shooter was just a spunky upstart in the league when he emerged as one of the key contributors in Powerade’s Cinderella run back in the 2012 Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Obiena bags pole vault bronze Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infectioncenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next However, that didn’t come with a happy ending as Talk ’N Text beat them in five games to claim the championship.Lassiter had to watch the Tropang Texters revel and he kept that image in his memory as he hoped one day to be on the other side.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 stars“I always had that on my mind,” said Lassiter.He finally got his revenge as San Miguel finished TNT in six games for his fifth professional title. MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Lassiter went 5-of-13 from three for his best game in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals in the 115-91 Game 6 closer of TNT.“It definitely came at a great time,” the 30-year-old sniper said. “I told myself it’s only a matter of time. I had some bad shooting performances but I knew that won’t make it who I am. I’m a shooter so I kept on shooting, just want to stay true to the work I put on the gym. I worked so hard to be in this position. I just need to trust my teammates and trust my shots.”Lassiter, though, clarified that redemption is just a small part in his motivation heading into the Finals, noting that firsty priority will always be the team.And he believes the biggest reason why the Beermen are reaping is because of their camaraderie like no other.“We’re a family. We’re so close to each other, we look after each other, and we win or lose with one another,” he said. “We built this camaraderie, we fight for each other and we sacrifice. We understood years before we got into this position that we can’t do it ourselves and we soul-searched way back, but at this point, it’s all about being together, sharing and chemistry, teamwork, believing each other.”ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Konglast_img read more

Blake Griffin stars as Pistons hand Knicks 14th straight loss

first_imgNew York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr., left, and Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin fight for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pistons won 105-92. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK  — All the roster changes aren’t helping the New York Knicks get any wins.Blake Griffin scored 29 points and Andre Drummond finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons handed the Knicks their 14th straight loss, 105-92 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sixty percent of the Knicks’ starting lineup (Smith Jr., Jordan, Matthews) has been on the team less than a week. Eighty percent of the Pistons’ starting lineup (Bullock, Drummond, Griffin, Jackson) has started at least 44 games.BACK-TO-BACKThe teams opened a home-and-home set with the next game Friday in Detroit. The Pistons have met the same team in back-to-back games twice so far this season, losing both to the Celtics (Oct. 27 and 30) and splitting with the Rockets (Nov. 21 and 23). The Knicks have played only one such series this season, losing to the Bucks on Dec. 25 and 27.UP NEXTPistons: Host New York on Friday night.Knicks: At Detroit on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ New York., featuring a starting lineup with three new players, also lost at home for a franchise-record 15th straight game.“The second night of a back-to-back, obviously coming off a big win (against Denver) and we got a lot of momentum, too,” Griffin said. “It’s important to come out and not take any team lightly and come out and just execute, let our execution take care of the game for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesReggie Bullock and Reggie Jackson each added 19 points for the Pistons.Newcomers Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Mathews, who were acquired from Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade last Thursday, all started for the Knicks in their second game with the team. View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Smith scored 25 points and added six assists, Jordan had eight points and eight rebounds, and Mathews finished with nine points and five assists.“I want to see how it all looks together. These guys could wind up being a part of our future,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “I’m trying to give them the early minutes now so that they can catch up and learn our stuff pretty fast.”Mitchell Robinson added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Knox scored 11 points for the Knicks who haven’t won since Jan. 4 against the Lakers in Los Angeles. Their last win at home was a 136-134 overtime victory against Milwaukee on Dec. 1.Griffin scored 14 points in the first quarter as the Pistons, who never trailed, led by as many as 12.The Knicks pulled to 43-42 on Allonzo Trier’s layup with 8:07 left in the second quarter. However, Detroit scored the next six points and pushed its lead to 63-54 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Defending champ Devin Booker up against Curry brothers; Dirk Nowitzki in 3-point contest Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New York pulled to 70-67 on Smith’s 3-pointer midway through the third, but the Knicks still trailed 78-71 heading into the fourth.“We bounced back in the second half with a defensive mindset that held them to 17 points in the third quarter and 21 in the fourth,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “Every game is going to be an adventure, a challenge for us. We can’t take anybody in this league for granted.”Damyean Dotson’s 3 got the Knicks within three with 7:52 remaining. However, Detroit scored the next eight points and went on to take a game-high 14-point lead at 100-86 on Jackson’s two free throws with just under two minutes remaining.“You just got to look at the grand scheme of things,” Smith said. “There’s beauty in the struggle and ugliness in the success. You got to take it day-by-day”TIP-INS:Pistons: Jackson is the only Pistons player to appear in and start in each of the team’s 53 games. … The Pistons have beaten the Knicks five straight and lead the all-time series 207-172.Knicks: The losing streak is their longest since 2014-15 when they dropped a team-record 16 straight and finished 17-65. … Noah Vonleh is the only Knicks player to appear in all 53 of their games this season.HARD KNOXKnox, the Knicks’ lottery pick, has started 26 games during his rookie campaign. New York has gone 2-24 in those games. Named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in December, Knox has connected on just 32.8 percent of his shots (44 of 134) since Jan. 17.STARTING OVERlast_img read more

9 months agoZenit midfielder Leandro Paredes agrees Chelsea contract terms

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Zenit midfielder Leandro Paredes agrees Chelsea contract termsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveZenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes has agreed terms, it has been revealed.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, after victory over Newcastle United on Saturday, declared he wanted to see a replacement for Cesc Fabregas after his departure for AS Monaco.Gazzetta dello Sport says Paredes has been lined up by the Blues and already settled personal terms.Now Chelsea must reach an agreement with Zenit over a fee for the Argentine.An opening offer of £27m has already been lodged. last_img read more

a month agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini talks ‘value’ of Man Utd target Rice

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini talks ‘value’ of Man Utd target Riceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini insists midfielder Declan Rice is fully committed to the cause.Rice has been linked with their next opponents Manchester United.”It is important that he continues with what he is doing so far,” Pellegrini said.”He always listens, improves when he makes mistakes. “His value will depend what happens this season but his mind is not thinking about that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

In the news today May 3

first_imgFive stories in the news for Friday, May 3———NO PMO INPUT IN SNC ELECTIONS DEAL: WATCHDOGThe watchdog who enforces Canada’s election laws says no one from the Prime Minister’s Office tried to help SNC-Lavalin avoid being charged with breaking campaign-financing rules. In a rare written statement, elections commissioner Yves Cote said Thursday that no minister, political staffer or public servant attempted to “influence or interfere” in any of his decisions “that did not directly involve them as the subject of the investigation.” Before Cote’s statement became public, the Conservatives had again asked the Liberals in question period whether anyone from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office leaned on Cote to let SNC-Lavalin sign what’s known as a compliance agreement after being found in violation of financing rules.———IS CLIMATE CHANGE INCREASING INSURANCE COSTS?Flood damage, particularly in Atlantic and Central Canada, has been dominating news coverage in recent weeks as homeowners build sandbag fortresses, pump water out of basements and frantically move belongings and valuables to higher ground. Karen McCrimmon, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s parliamentary secretary and the MP for an Ottawa riding that’s seen flooding twice in three years, made her perspective clear earlier this week when asked about the issue on Parliament Hill: climate change, she said, is causing “an increase to the cost of insurance” in Canada. Is she right?———APPEAL COURT TO RULE ON CARBON CHALLENGESaskatchewan’s Court of Appeal is to make the first ruling in Canada on whether a federally imposed carbon tax is constitutional. The Saskatchewan Party government filed a legal challenge of Ottawa’s levy that came into effect April 1 in provinces without a carbon price of their own. Over a two-day hearing in February, Saskatchewan argued that the question isn’t one of climate change, but rather the division of power. It argued a carbon tax is unconstitutional because it’s not applied evenly across the country and erodes the sovereignty of provincial jurisdiction.———FORD TO MEET WITH KENNEY AT ONTARIO LEGISLATUREPremier Doug Ford will meet with newly-elected Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the Ontario legislature today. The Conservative premiers will meet for the first time since Kenney led his party to a majority government victory in Alberta’s provincial election last month. A statement from Ford’s office says the pair will discuss the federal carbon tax, pipelines and interprovincial trade.———DOCTORS ADVISED ON TREATING PATIENTS DURING RAMADANA Canadian psychiatrist is advising doctors to help address the needs of mentally ill Muslim patients whose medication regimen could be affected by fasting during the upcoming religious observance of Ramadan. Dr. Zainab Furqan, a psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto, said about a billion Muslims around the world participate in Ramadan each year but there’s little research about fasting among patients dependent on psychiatric drugs. She said physicians should consider the timing and dosing of medication for patients abstaining from food and water between sunrise and sunset during the annual month-long observance, which this year begins on Monday in Canada.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan marks the start of construction of the fourth Arctic and offshore patrol ship.— Students walkout of classes in Alberta to protest the new provincial government’s plan to change legislation about gay straight alliances.— TransCanada Corp. will hold its annual meeting, along with a live webcast at— NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection candidate Bob Chamberlin have coffee and discuss affordability.———The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Kentucky sex offenders contact with student athletes prompts response from Ohio State

A day after the news about the contact between a convicted sex offender Charles Eric Waugh and Ohio State student-athletes, the OSU athletic department released an official statement addressing the matter. “The issue surrounding the individual from Kentucky is being treated by the Department of Athletics as a student-athlete welfare issue,” the OSU athletic department said in a press release late Friday. “When the University became aware that this individual had been seen in pictures-taken in public places-with student-athletes, proactive precautions were taken and the Department of Athletics alerted more than 1,000 OSU student-athletes about this person.” On Thursday, The Lantern obtained an email sent from OSU athletic director for compliance Doug Archie informing Buckeye student-athletes that the university was aware of the contact made between OSU players and Waugh. Listed on Kentucky’s sex offender registry, Waugh, 31, made contact with OSU student-athletes and coaches through social media, using the Twitter handle, @BdubsTriviaGuru. One of the players Waugh made contact with was four-star linebacker recruit Alex Anzalone from OSU’s 2013 class. In a photo circulating around the web, Anzalone is seen with Waugh, fellow 2013 OSU recruit Joey Bosa and Notre Dame verbal-commit Mike Heuerman. On Friday, Anzalone announced his de-commitment from the OSU 2013 class. At this time, it is not clear whether the de-commitment is related to his contact with Waugh. Other OSU student-athletes in contact with Waugh on Twitter include Buckeyes football wide receiver Verlon Reed and former OSU offensive lineman and Cleveland Browns signee, J.B. Shugarts on May 3 and April 28, respectively, In the email sent to OSU student-athletes, Archie warned student athletes of the potential problems that could arise when making contact with a registered sex offender. “The individuals who you associate with on social networking sites (i.e., Twitter, Facebook) can have negative implications on your reputation and the university,” Archie said in the email. “Please remember to choose your ‘social media friends’ carefully!” Archie’s email also included a mugshot of Waugh, as well as links to informational sites about how to block Twitter and Facebook users. Waugh was not made available after The Lantern requested comments from him on Thursday. However, Charlene Waugh, Charles’ Waugh’s mother, told The Lantern she was not aware that the email had been sent to OSU student-athletes, but said that plans were in the works “to clear her son’s name on Tuesday.” In its official statement, the OSU athletic department said Waugh is not associated with OSU in any manner. “He is not a booster. He has not engaged in any activities on behalf of the University,” the athletic department said. “The Department of Athletics will continue to monitor this issue and it will remain proactive in its efforts with regard to precautions for its student-athletes.” read more