San Francisco Giants start brutal stretch of schedule with another fill-in coach

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Antoan Richardson’s major league career wasn’t exactly storybook, but the former outfielder is a footnote in one of the greatest chapters Derek Jeter authored.In Jeter’s final at-bat at Yankee Stadium, the future Hall of Famer hit a walk-off single to help the Yankees beat the Orioles in memorable fashion. Richardson was the baserunner who scored on the hit.Richardson appeared in just 22 major league games and his professional career ended in 2016 after he was released from …last_img

ChromeOS Feels Like the Past Before It Ever Became the Future

first_imgTags:#Analysis#cloud Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts After a couple months trying out Google’s Chrome OS powered tablet, the CR-48, and countless conversations about the company’s vision of the future I’ve reached one conclusion – the future of the cloud is not in my browser. It may be powered by standards-based technologies and work over the usual Web protocols, but it has to look better than this.If you haven’t yet seen Google’s Chrome OS, just take a look at the Chrome browser. That’s it. It’s a browser without a close, minimize or resize button. You’re eternally stuck inside that browser screen to do any and everything you want. There’s no other menu, there’s no nothing. Chrome OS seems to be saying that, just because everything exists in the cloud and is built using HTML5, that it has to look like it too. The user experience has to relate the technology. Rather, the cloud-based operating system that most strongly contradicts this thought will likely take the lead.I don’t know about you, but this isn’t the cloud I envision myself, and my future computing experience, living in. The cloud operating system will need to be a seamless experience, a fully transparent layer connecting the user with their data and online processing without them being any the wiser. As a matter of fact, it should give an even greater control over the display of information, not less. The idea that the future of the cloud looks like a browser seems preposterous. Why do we need to give up user experience, some tried and true organizational features like desktops, folders and taskbars, for a life contained in an un-minimizable browser window?[Image via SocialBarrel] 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Fastest way to Asian Cup

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LATEST STORIES View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BACOLOD CITY—Considering what his players have gone through the past few months—lack of training time together and a compact club schedule—Philippines coach Thomas Dooley feels the Azkals have performed better than expected in the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup qualifiers.Dooley hopes the Azkals’ form continues when they face a travel-weary Yemen side on Tuesday night in Group F of the qualifiers at Panaad Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t care if we win, 4-0 or 1-0, just as long as we win because these games are the best way to go to the Asian Cup,” said Dooley.The Azkals sit on top of the group with six points after a 4-1 victory over Nepal in Manila last March and a 4-3 away triumph in Tajikistan last June.The Yemenis are second with four points after a goalless draw with Nepal last June. The top two teams from the group qualify for the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDooley will try a new defensive combination to compensate for the absence of Amani Aguinaldo and Daisuke Sato. Carlie De Murga and Dennis Villanueva are expected to start at the back along with the returning Stephan Palla.“If we win, it gives us a good chance of going through,” said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Standhardinger beats PBA draft deadline Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

England national team: Top scorer, most caps & all the key records

first_imgEngland, along with Scotland, have the longest history of playing international football in the world.The two nations first faced off in 1870, playing out a scoreless draw at The Oval in London, although FIFA recognises a 0-0 draw at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow on November 30, 1872 as the first international match.Since then, the Three Lions have become one of the most storied nations in the game, famously winning the World Cup in 1966 by beating West Germany 4-2 under Wembley’s Twin Towers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Here are some of the individuals and teams that will go down in legend for outstanding achievements.WHO IS ENGLAND’S MOST-CAPPED PLAYER? Peter Shilton EnglandGoalkeeper Peter Shilton holds the record for caps won by an England player with 125. He made his debut against East Germany on November 25, 1970, despite playing in the second tier for Leicester City, and featured for the last time for the national team in the World Cup semi-final penalty shootout defeat against Germany on July 7, 1990. Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, is the Three Lions’ most capped outfield player. The former Manchester United and Everton attacker had made 119 appearances for his country, and was their youngest player at 17 years and 111 days old when he debuted against Australia in 2003.Although he retired from the international scene following a 3-0 win over Scotland on November 15, 2017, he will earn his 120th cap in a friendly against the USA in order to promote his charity, the Wayne Rooney Foundation. Seven other players have reached 100 caps for England. Billy Wright, who made 70 consecutive appearances for his country (also a record), was the first player to do so in 1959.The legendary Bobby Moore, meanwhile, was the quickest player to reach 100 appearances, having taken 10 years and 271 days to do so between his debut and the landmark outing. Caps Name Dates of caps 125 Peter Shilton 1970-1990 119 Wayne Rooney 2003-2018 115 David Beckham 1996-2009 114 Steven Gerrard 2000-2014 108 Bobby Moore 1962-1973 107 Ashley Cole 2001-2014 106 Bobby Charlton 1958-1970 106 Frank Lampard 1999-2014 105 Billy Wright 1946-1959 WHO IS ENGLAND’S RECORD SCORER? Wayne Rooney is England’s leading marksman, having netted 53 times for the Three Lions, including 37 goals in competitive fixtures.His first goal for his country came when he was just 17, when he registered against Macedonia in a 2-1 victory away from home in a qualifying match for Euro 2004. In doing so, he became England’s youngest ever scorer.His final goal came against Iceland in the infamous 2-1 Euro 2016 defeat against the minnows.He is the only man to have scored more than 50 goals for England, with Bobby Charlton next on the list with 49.The other players to have struck 40 or more times are Gary Lineker, Jimmy Greaves and Michael Owen. Goals Name Dates of goals 53 Wayne Rooney 2003-2016 49 Bobby Charlton 1958-1970 48 Gary Lineker 1985-1992 44 Jimmy Greaves 1959-1967 40 Michael Owen 1998-2007 30 Alan Shearer 1992-2000 30 Tom Finney 1946-1958 29 Frank Lampard 2003-2013 29 Vivian Woodward 1903-1911 WHO IS ENGLAND’S YOUNGEST EVER PLAYER? Theo Walcott EnglandAlthough Rooney was England’s youngest player when he debuted in the autumn of 2003 against Australia, his record was relatively short-lived. Theo Walcott was a surprising inclusion in Sven-Goran Eriksson’s squad for the 2006 World Cup, and the erstwhile Southampton attacker was handed his international bow in a friendly against Hungary on May 30, 2006.He was just 17 years and 75 days old when he turned out for the Three Lions – beating Rooney’s record by 36 days.WHAT IS ENGLAND’S RECORD VICTORY? England’s record victory stands as a 13-0 away success over Ireland on February 18, 1882, while their biggest ever home success arrived against the Irish 17 years later, when they picked up a 13-2 win.In terms of competitive international matches, England have twice recorded 9-0 victories over Luxembourg, once on October 19, 1960 and then again on December 15, 1982. WHAT IS ENGLAND’S RECORD DEFEAT? England’s heaviest defeat came in a friendly match at the hands of a formidable Hungary side on May 23, 1954 as the teams were building up towards the World Cup. Hungary affirmed their status as favourites by claiming a stunning 7-1 win.On home soil, England’s record loss came on March 12, 1881, when they suffered a 6-1 reverse at the hands of Scotland.England have lost competitive matches by three goals on two occasions, representing their nadir in that regard. On February 27, 1963, they suffered a 5-2 loss against France, while on June 27, 2010 they went down 4-1 against Germany in a World Cup last-16 encounter best remembered for Frank Lampard’s ‘ghost’ goal that was not given, despite the ball crossing the line.last_img read more

Sister Act

first_imgThese sisters are not only doing it for themselves and their country but someone very special as well. By Julian Buckmaster – @JulianTFAAh, siblings. Everyone knows the blood-line connection and the love that flows and the loathing and conflict that grows that only a family best knows and delivers. And all usually under the same roof and the same protagonists looking for a different result doing the same thing. Sound familiar?Domestic bliss, hey? The competitions, the agreements the disagreements, the indiscretions. The bonds and ties that bind. The fights and frights and shared highs and lows. The equal part harmony and hegemony that makes up the fabric of the modern household. The rivalry.And in the middle of it all you have the parents. You have to love the lot of a parent – referee, judge, jury, provider, decider and pacifier. Somehow seemingly keeping it all together and with a referees whistle always on the ready and the smile behind gritted teeth to keep the peace.Now, for the purposes of this piece let’s quietly ask the boys to slip outside and perhaps, go climb a tree, hit the back shed or better still, run amok with the Touch Football in the backyard as we focus on the important ones. The girls.History is seemingly littered with successful Australian female siblings.In the literary world you have the famous Bronte sisters; in music, the Minogue’s and the Veronicas’ sisters have it sussed and before all them the Andrews sisters from another time and age. In modelling it’s the Hart’s captivating the world’s catwalks and gaze. Even the tourism landmarks/landforms get a gig with the famous three sisters in the Blue Mountains…but that’s another story entirely.However, it’s in the Australian sporting world that something particularly curious is emerging and warrants examination. The Campbell sisters are probably the most prominent from the Australian public’s view; certainly capturing the imagination and most of the headlines in their quest for gold in Rio later this year. Cate Campbell said it best in a recent SMH report: “So special. So special. To compete in a relay with Bronte; that was always our dream, because it’s the only time we can swim together instead of against each other.”But at the elite Touch Football level, there is, as they say in our sport’s vernacular, certainly a pattern developing here.What it is exactly that runs through the Touch Football family tree that is breeding success in the female format, we can’t be sure – nurture? Nature? Combination of both?Something we do know is that a very rich and rare commodity seems to run in the veins of those successful siblings representing their country; which probably needs bottling and a good deal of explaining.As opposed to other sporting codes, for the Australian Women’s Open team, this would require a major enquiry to get to the bottom and foundation of this gene pool genius.Consider the conga line of sisters doing it not only for themselves but their younger/older siblings on the current stage, seeking International titles and Test honours.In the 2016 set-up we turn to the Davis sisters of Manly in Sydney; Danni and Shellie that currently carry the family flame and a burning desire to succeed together. With Danni establishing herself in the side and now regarded as a senior team member competing at several Australian campaigns, it is Shellie who is making her debut alongside her elder sis in the green and gold this week and revelling in the team alongside sister, Danni. “Having Danni at every step and watching her pathway has made me feel inspired and made my Touch career more exciting. Being able to learn and watch her has really assisted me and I hope the both of us,” she said with Danni not for the first time, by her side at the team hotel in Auckland, on the eve of the tournament.Naturally this all brings a knowing smile and perhaps a glint of a tear to older sister Danni.“Playing for Australian women’s has always been a tremendous honour and goal for me and always amazing. But once Shellie started making her way through state and youth national teams I knew she wouldn’t be far away from cracking the women’s team.“We train a lot together and do a lot of one-on-ones. We always talk about the little things like winning the rucks and talk; but now it’s actually happening [representing together] it’s just…unbelievable.“We play in a local competition as well with a lot of younger girls coming through; so we spend a fair bit of time together with reps across the board and wouldn’t want it any other way. When quizzed on her knowledge of the sisterhood preceding her in the national team, she was as quick in response as one of her snipes on the field careering towards the tryline.“We look at and are inspired by those before us: the Judds, the Winchesters and Hopkin girls and it is something really special to be a part of this special group of sisters competing at the highest level.“I consider everyone from Touch Football as special and family so it just all goes with the territory I guess.”The Davis girls’ teammate, Sammy Hopkin continues her great form of late but is doing so without her older sister and wife of superstar, Dylan Hennessey, Emily Hennessey (nee Hopkin) this week in Auckland. A superstar duo this pair. The sisters that is.And, not to be outdone and also from the Peninsula, only one half of the Peattie sisters feature this week with Laura representing her national colours and family crest. Sister, Sarah meanwhile is on the comeback from injury but already has a decorated career and we look forward to seeing her back in the green and gold soon. Now, cast your mind back further as we reflect back on this roll-call of Touch royalty that spans the generations past and carried through to the present.The Winchester sisters, Captain Louise and Canterbury colleague, Claire who represented Australia together on numerous occasions, dating back to the 2007 World Cup, were two of the most recognisable sisters in the game. Before them came the Judd twins who marched triumphantly across the globe up until recently – Kristy and Amanda. And, before them it was the Maher’s of Cronulla – Gaby, Kitty and Dom Maher who dominated proceedings in the late-80s and early 90’s (with Fiona an honourable mention making State Mixed teams) and setting the bar at a lofty height with a near team of sisters.Shifting focus to the millennium past, perhaps very fittingly, it was the wife of recently retired Australian Women’s Coach, Peter Bell, Catherine Bell (nee Barr and her sister Angela), who represented their country with aplomb and along with the McWhirter sisters (Susan and Maria), who set the tone as forbearers of things to come.And long may their reign in the green and gold continue and we can only hope for many sequels of these ‘Sisters Acts’, long into in the future.  We’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the series on our website and social media channels, so you won’t miss any of the action:Website: – search for ‘TFAofficial’Be sure to use the hashtags #transtasman2016, #oneteam and #teamaustralia across all of our social media platforms.To watch Touch New Zealand’s live streaming, please click here.Related LinksSister Actlast_img read more

Port of Salalah Sees Surge in Container Volume

first_imgzoom Container throughput at the Omani Port of Salalah, part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, reached 1.584 million TEU in the first half of 2016, representing a 29% increase over volume handled during the same period a year earlier.The surge was mainly attributed to an increase in capacity with the completion of a new deep-water General Cargo and Liquid Bulk Terminal in December 2015 as the facility handled around one million metric tons monthly.Some of the container volume growth is the result of Salalah’s proximity to the open sea, and its ability to accommodate the largest of the Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) entering into the Asia/Europe trade lanes, according to APM Terminals. Around 90% of Salalah’s container traffic is transshipment cargo movement.“The largest vessels regularly calling Salalah are about 16,000 TEU capacity vessels which are normally deployed in the Asia/Europe trade lane, for which port calls are decided based upon the sustained ability to handle ULCS performance levels,” Port of Salalah CEO, David Gledhill, said.At present, the largest vessel calling Salalah is the MSC Zoe, which is also the biggest container ship currently in service worldwide, with a stated capacity of 19,224 TEUs.“We are seeing a trend of deployment of these large vessels on major trade lanes and we expect to see more of these calls in the near future,” Gledhill added.Around 30 container liner services call Salalah on a monthly basis, linking the Arabian Sea facility to all major ports in Europe, the Mediterranean, the US East Coast, East Africa, the Indian Sub-continent, the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf.The general cargo facility is currently handling 200,000 metric tons (MT) of limestone and some 550,000 MT of Gypsum monthly, among other cargoes. The new berths are used for discharging grain, loading bagged cement, berthing of the multi-national navies engaged in anti-piracy operation, and for cruise vessels.In 2015, Salalah’s volume reached 2.56 million TEUs. The facility also handled 7.9 million tons of bulk cargo in 2015.last_img read more

David Lingmerth wins 40th Memorial Tournament

Seung-Yul Noh watches after driving a ball during the 2015 Memorial Tournament on June 5 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo Editor Spectators were treated to an exciting weekend of golf at Muirfield Village Golf Club, where David Lingmerth secured his first win on the PGA TOUR, defeating Justin Rose in a three-hole sudden-death playoff at the 40th Memorial Tournament.Lingmerth finished fifth or better two of the first three days of the tournament and entered Sunday’s action 12-under par.  The win was his 68th tour event.  He was visibly excited.“I can’t believe it right now.  I’m so happy.  I don’t know where to go,” Lingmerth said.Rose entered the final day three shots back of the leader, Keegan Bradley, and held a three-stroke lead before bogeying the 14th and 16th holes, finishing the regulation portion of the round at par.“I pulled off shots when I really had too, coming down the stretch.  I would have liked to put myself in a position where I could have sailed coming down the stretch, but I really had to dig for it,” Rose said.A win for Rose would have been his eighth on tour and his second at Muirfield Village, where he won the Memorial Tournament in 2010, his first victory on the American tour.“It would have been lovely to win in the playoff, but there is a lot I could look back and think I could have done better,” Rose said.The Memorial, the annual invitation-only tournament founded by Upper Arlington native and Ohio State alumnus Jack Nicklaus, has featured some dramatics lately, as two of the last three finishes have been decided by a playoff, and four of the last five by two strokes or fewer.Originally from Sweden, Lingmerth has had success on the European Tour, but he is still cutting his teeth on the American circuit, and he was eager to play at Muirfield Village.“I had never played here, I wanted to come experience it,” Lingmerth said.Lingmerth, who had been heavily recruited to return to Europe for part of the summer, expressed his desire to stay in the United States to seek his first victory, honeyed by the fact that it came at the Memorial.“This tournament, hosted by Mr. Nicklaus, I can’t think of many things that compare to it,” Lingmerth said.In choosing to play the Memorial, Lingmerth skipped the Nordea Masters in his native Sweden.Tiger Woods, a five-time winner at Muirfield, finished two-over, good for 71st on the leaderboard.  He rebounded somewhat on Sunday, carding a two-over after an abhorrent Saturday, when he had a career worst single-day score of 85.Woods had previously announced he will not play again until the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on June 18.  He attended the Memorial out of respect for his friendship with Nicklaus, whom he is still seeking to dethrone as the all-time major tournament wins leader.The Memorial, Nicklaus’ pride and joy, samples elements of some of golf’s great tournaments.  The invitation process is similar to that of the Masters at Augusta National, and Muirfield Village is named after a course in Scotland where Nicklaus won his first Open Championship in 1966. read more

Gamtel can match Khourigba says coach

first_imgBy Sulayman BahGambia title holders are capable of matching OlympiqueKhourigba insists Gamtel coach TaphaManneh after his side were paired with the Moroccan vice champions.Gamtel learnt of the side they face following balloting held in Dakar last week Friday.And reacting to the seeding Manneh, who guided the capital-based outfit to their first league gong last season, believes his charges are capable of matching Khourigba on football terms despite the contrasting fortunes between the clubs.Gambian sides have always been pried on by North African sides and Gamtel goes into next year’s tournament with their exit to Tunisia’s Safxien CS in 2013 still fresh.‘It’s a fair draw. It’s however unfortunate we meet with North Africans who have been threat to us. We are going to make sure that we work hard and have better standing in the championship. Moroccan sides are well organized –financially compare to us. But as far as football is concerned sometimes records fail. We have experience in Caf Confederation (and our record) especially away from the country is there for all to see,’ Manneh who’s one of the country’s most decorated local coaches told Foroyaa Sport.Gamtel end their campaign at home something Manneh is ardent on taking advantage of.‘It’s an advantage to play at home (for the final leg). We would have known our opponents by that time. I think we can match that team,’ he says.Partaking in such prestigious championship require teams to beef up their rosters, and already, the telecom giants have secured three players including striker BubaSama from Armed Forces Football Club.He continues: ‘this year, we got three players: one from Brikama and our feeder club and the other one from Armed Forces BubaSama’It has been bandied about that Gamtel could recall on-loan striker AssanCeesay from Niarry Tally in time for the Champions League to bolster the club’s strike force but Tapha ruled out such notions.‘AssanCeesay is already gone -he’s on loan to Niarry Tally. Bringing him down here is not in the plan. The players we are going to use are already registered’ he said.Gamtel squares Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisa should they beat Olympique.last_img read more

Sokratis Papastathopoulos pinpoints Arsenals defensive issues

first_imgArsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has spoken out about his side’s 3-2 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, a week on from their loss against champions Manchester City.The Gunners Premier League couldn’t be any tougher, with the new Arsenal boss Unai Emery pleading for patience and time for the team to blendSokratis was one of five new arrivals to strengthen the senior squad alongside Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner.Rather than requesting patience from supporters, the Greek defender faced up to the failings at the back against Chelsea and called upon the rest of the team to fix the problems that undermined their performance at the other end of the pitch.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“We didn’t defend very well in the first half, all the team,” Sokratis told the club’s official website. “It was too easy for them to come into our half and score.“We had to score more because in the end, we lost the game. We have to improve in the next game.”Next up for the Gunners is a Premier League clash with the Hammers who are also on a losing streak.last_img read more