Sevilla 2-2 Espanyol: Suso levels in thrilling draw in Andalusia

first_img They let in a late goal when Suso drilled home in the 80th minute which cost them two points, but held on as the hosts pushed for a winner in the final stages. CET Upd. at 18:10 Wu Lei sent Espanyol ahead but Victor Sanchez was dismissed after two yellow cards, and Suso netted the equaliser. “It wasn’t easy to come to the Sanchez Pizjuan against a wounded side and more so after Ocampo’s goal after 15 minutes,” said Abelardo. “We were comfortable playing eleven against eleven.” SPORT.escenter_img The draw leaves Sevilla fifth, on 40 points from 24 games. Espanyol are bottom, joint on 19 points with Leganes who drew with Real Betis. 16/02/2020 Lucas Ocampos headed in the opener but Adri Embarba’s free-kick levelled the scores, a low effort into the bottom corner. Espanyol are still bottom of the league even after their impressive 2-2 draw at Sevilla on Sunday.last_img read more

Mioks holding top spot

first_imgThe Timothy Lepa coached side have beaten the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis, Agmark Rabaul Gurias, Giru Waghi Tumbe, PRK Gulf Isou and made it five from five with a win over the PRK Mendi Muruks yesterday.Running second are last year’s runner-up, the Gurias, whose first loss this season was to the Mioks in round two.Waghi Tumbe and the boys from Hela have also shown they are teams to be reckoned with, picking up impressive wins while defending premiers, the Tigers, have yet to find their form, having recorded only one win putting them in eighth spot on the ladder.Newcomers Isou and the Warriors make up the rear sitting in the 9th and 10th place respectively.The current standings (after round five):1. Enga Mioks (10)2. Rabaul Gurias (8)3. Waghi Tumbe (6)4. Hela Wigmen (6)5. Goroka Lahanis (5)6. Mendi Muruks (4)7. Pom Vipers (4)8. Lae Tigers (3)9. Gulf Isou (2)10. Simbu Warriors (2)Round six matches this weekend will be played in Chimbu, Lae, Port Moresby and Kokopo.last_img read more

Kings book Finals berth

first_imgLATEST STORIES “The thing I learned about this run is that we’re never out of the basketball game, we’re never out of the series and that’s because of the energy that the crowd gives us,” said coach Tim Cone, who guided Ginebra to its first finals appearance in the All-Filipino conference in a decade.Ginebra had fought off elimination several times since its quarterfinal showdown against a second-ranked Alaska squad and needed to overcome a 0-2 series deficit against Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAnd the job gets increasingly difficult now for the Gin Kings with the defending champion San Miguel Beermen standing in their way of a second consecutive crown.The Beermen themselves have no shortage in motivation, gunning for the Perpetual Trophy as they target a third straight All-Filipino title. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I have not watched their series,” Cone said, referring to the Beermen’s seven-game conquest of TNT KaTropa. “I never paid attention to their series. I didn’t want to distract myself.”Cone had his hands full in his own series. After losing Game 5 and trailing early in Game 6, Ginebra looked like it had lost its magic.“I think in the middle of the series, I felt we didn’t have it (anymore),” said Cone. “We were dragging in practice, dragging in pregame meetings but then we walk out on the court and everybody is energized again.”With Ginebra legend Robert Jaworski in attendance, the Gin Kings broke out of the gates hard with the trio of LA Tenorio, Japeth Aguilar and Joe Devance leading the charge for a 33-18 lead in the second period.Sol Mercado took over in the third with a string of triples, helping the Gin Kings keep the Hotshots at bay.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions PBA IMAGESThe road back to the PBA Philippine Cup finals was a long and treacherous one for Barangay Ginebra, but those brushes with elimination the past three weeks could serve the Gin Kings well for the most important battle ahead.Buoyed by a crowd that provided them an extra dose of energy, the Gin Kings survived yet another do-or-die match with an 89-76 victory over the Star Hotshots in Game 7 Tuesday night before 20,220 fans at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite When Star closed in at 68-65, LA Tenorio quickly restored order with a step back triple, before Aguilar nailed four straight points and Jervy Cruz capped the run with a fast break lay-up for a 79-65 lead.“It was tough because of the expectations on you,” said Cone. “You try to be a little bit careful not to lose, but my guys did a good job. They kept pushing and kept battling.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Did the Old Fox get outfoxed? China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View commentslast_img read more

On names…

first_img…of placesWhat does naming a place mean? Well, there’s the obvious one of folks being able to know what they’re actually talking about. Not in the ontological sense of “knowing” what the “thing” REALLY is, but simply to “reference” it. But “referencing” something – let’s say, a chair – implies you know what the qualities of “chairs” are.So with all that extended clearing of underbrush, can we examine what does calling Bartica a “town” mean? If Bartica on the day before wasn’t a “town”, what does the baptism mean? Towns, we know, are larger than villages and have larger populations. When, for instance, Anna Regina was made a “town” back in 1970, the Government cobbled together several villages with the village of Anna Regina to take care of that requirement. Any villages around for Bartica Town to annex?The commercial activities in a town are much more diversified and extensive than in a village – but as far as we can tell, Bartica will still be depending on mining. But if the mining is extensive enough, it can be a “mining” town – like Linden. But then Barticians better watch out, since Bartica’s existence will be dependent on that one (precarious) activity. And that’s where the main function of a town comes in: the Mayor and Town Council elected to run the “town” has to now actively plan and execute programmes to diversify its economy. So let’s all hold our breaths as we look at what the new executives of Bartica Town will be doing. “Go Green”, we’re told!Then there’s the “renaming” drive. What does re-naming a place mean? Well, for one, the name could be objectionable for one reason or another. For instance, “Murray St” named after the Lt Governor during the 1823 Rebellion, was renamed “Quamina St” after one of the slaves who was beheaded for participating in the rebellion.Then we may want to honour a respected figure. The folks at Mackenzie and Wismar decided to rename their town “Linden” after PM Forbes Linden Sampson Burnham. The PPP decided it wanted to similarly honour President Cheddi Jagan by renaming Timehri Airport after him. But President Granger seems to have a special liking for renaming places. He startled everyone when he named the Convention Centre after the first President Arthur Chung, since he didn’t seem to have consulted anyone.But there wasn’t any fuss since Chung was, after all, a notable figure in Guyana’s history. But now that he’s decided to rename Ogle Airport after EF Correia, he’s being challenged.Both procedurally, on who decides these things in a democracy and substantively, as to why Correia.Guyanese want to know what in the name!…and hucksteringWith all this talk of “arrivals” we can’t help but remember that this “vendor” situation isn’t new. Even before the abolition of slavery, it was slave women who planted the “provision grounds” and some went on to sell their excess produce on Sunday in what became markets. Markets were more than a place of exchange and like the ones they would’ve known in West Africa were centres of cultural sharing and transmission. After slavery this activity intensified throughout the Caribbean mostly by women called “hucksters” here and “higglers” in Jamaica.But when women tried to go from vegetables into other products, the British Merchants who controlled the import trade gave priority to the newly-arrived Portuguese who had finished their indentureship and entered the retail trade. The African female-dominated hucksters were practically driven out and left in the margins.The Government in 2016 has an obligation to finally bring them Ibai into the mainstream.…and “fat cats”Back in 2012, Moses Nagamootoo, man of words as he fancies himself, dubbed the PPP Ministers and those aligned with them as “fat cats” who had become “playful, prime and plump”.With the “marginal” $200,000 he added to the $1.5M monthly salary, what has he become?last_img read more


first_imgAs the election campaign gets into full swing in Donegal North East for what is the most important election for many years Letterkenny Chamber has invited candidates to join in a debate with members of the business community. The economy is front and centre in this election and this event taking place on 18th February, just a week before the election, gives an opportunity to the candidates to let their constituents know how they stand on the issues that are important to them. Chamber President Patrick McGinley said he in encouraging people to attend said “we decided to invite all the candidates running in Donegal NE so that the Chamber members and others could hear at first hand why they should give them their vote.“This election comes at a time when businesses and their employees are feeling the full effects of the spending cuts, tax increases and lack of credit. “It is important that we open this debate to examine how those elected from this area will deliver for Donegal.“We have consistently called for balanced regional development and more than ever we need to have our voice heard. We know that whoever goes forward to lead the country has to deal with a major deficit however the business community wants strong leadership, confidence and clarity on the way forward. “We hope this debate will enable us to understand what the policies and manifestos of the parties and candidates really mean and will allow the business community to clearly articulate their issues back to those who will represent us in the Dáil”.The debate, which takes place at 11am in the Station House Hotel on Friday 18th February, will be chaired independently and some time will be available for questions from the floor. Places can be booked by contacting Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email . EndsLETTERKENNY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHALLENGE CANDIDATES TO ELECTION DEBATE was last modified: February 9th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgHoliday World & Splashin’ Safari hosted the park’s tenth annual “Walk to Cure Diabetes” today, raising more than $350,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.Holiday World donated tickets to JDRF for today’s event; those tickets were “earned” by more than 1,300 individuals, families, and teams who raised donations for the Walk.Holiday World has helped raise nearly $3 million for JDRF since the park’s late president, Will Koch – who was diabetic – started the event in 2006. Koch’s daughters, Leah and Lauren, were on hand this morning to thank the walkers.Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are open daily beginning Wednesday. New this year is Thunderbird, America’s first launched wing roller coaster. For more information, visit or call 1-877-463-2645.last_img read more

Washington County Sheriff’s Department Hiring

first_imgThe Washington County Sheriff’s Department is hiring.They are accepting applications for the following positions:DeputiesCorrection officersDispatchersAnyone interested may stop be the Sheriff’s Department any day of the week and pick up a job application, fill it out and return it to the Sheriff’s Department.last_img

The Ultimate Twitter Revenue Model

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts The perennial debate surrounding Twitter‘s revenue model continues to live on. The micro-blogging service has succeeded in building a strong, loyal following, but failed to capitalize on it. Such a scenario, which lacks a revenue model, isn’t sustainable over the long-term, especially when investors begin to question the company’s intentions. If an acquisition isn’t shaping up, monetization will be necessary to keep Twitter afloat. Having said that, leveraging context may prove to be a great way to drive revenues while maintaining the integrity of the platform.This is a guest post by Aidan Henry, a social media expert and blogger. He can be found on the web at MappingTheWeb.Leveraging ContextEssentially, this would entail Twitter parsing over the Tweets of a given user, as well as the Tweets of the users he/she is following. Common keywords, themes, and phrases are then pulled from this data and associated with that user. As a result, highly-targeted ads can be displayed based on the user’s network of content (“web design”, for example). These simple text ads would look very similar to regular Tweets, but would be clearly marked as “Sponsored Content”. Facebook employs a comparable strategy through their News Feed, although ads are based on demographic information as opposed to context. These Twitter ads would appear every 20 or so Tweets depending on the frequency chosen by the company.Integrating ads into the content stream is a delicate process. Caution must be exercised and full notification must be provided. One wrong step may prove costly. Nonetheless, if ad integration can be accomplished in a seamless, unobtrusive manner, it can be extremely effective.Ad SystemThe ads would be generated via a proprietary auction system developed by Twitter. Advertisers would bid on desired keywords and phrases, somewhat akin to Google AdWords. These specified terms, or bundles of terms, would ultimately be assigned to the highest bidder each month (as an example). The ads would run until the advertiser budget runs dry or the month ends. If the former is the case, excess inventory would be allocated to the second highest bidder. If no bidders are left, superfluous ad space can either be filled with Google ads, ads from partner networks, or house ads.Obviously, most of the ads would be tech-centric — after all, Twitter has yet to break into the mainstream. Its user base is filled with bleeding-edge tech enthusiasts. Armed with this knowledge, advertisers can directly target tech innovators, influencers, and early adopters while Twitter is able to command premium ad dollars.Tiered ModelThis strategy paves the way for a two-tiered “freemium” model. Any users that choose not to view the ads could be charged a small, yearly fee that would create an additional revenue stream. Ad-free account could be combined with premium features and added functionality beyond the basic offering to give users more value.The combination of highly-targeted, contextual ads and a premium subscription should suit the needs of most users. Those who don’t want to pay for the service don’t have to. Those who don’t want to view the ads don’t have to either. At the end of the day, creating a flexible revenue model that doesn’t cause a user backlash is the ultimate goal. If personalized, contextual ads appeal to the user, I have no doubt that users will not only accept this new model, but embrace it.center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification aidan henry The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Fish learn fear from their role models

first_imgEven fish have role models. In a new study, researchers paired up inexperienced fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas, pictured) with two types of mentors: a minnow raised in an environment free of predators or a minnow raised in a dangerous one simulated by the odors of predatory pike and sturgeon. Fish from dangerous environments were fearful of the smell of both unknown and familiar predators, whereas fish that grew up in safety hid when they smelled a known predator but were curious about new smells. Both types of fish passed on their fears to their protégés: Minnows that spent time with fish raised in dangerous environments were scared of all smells they came across, but those that learned from fish raised in safety feared only specific predators and took new experiences in stride, the team reports online this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The authors say this is the first experiment to show that environment can influence the social transmission of fear and reveals how risk aversion can be learned. The researchers also suggest their study may shed light on how fear disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develop in humans, which research shows can be influenced by social environment; PTSD symptoms can be acquired from friends or family who have suffered trauma, for example.last_img read more

Show him you care!

first_imgTo the most important man in my lifeMy father just finished writing a book in Bengali. Since he is not keen on translating it in English but wouldn’t have minded an English version, I offered my services as a translator, knowing that the book is very dear to him and if translated by a professional translator, the finer nuances of the book might be lost in translation. So, my gift to him is patience and time – I will listen to his demands (endless!) for the English version, stay calm through the repeated calls that’ll be made and gift the translated manuscript to him! Here’s another gift that works for him (and for me!): He likes his drinks and is a connoisseur of wine, so I often pick up Cabernet Sauvignon for him when he is visiting my sister and me in Delhi. Then we spend the evening together, having wine and nibbling at cheese, olives and crackers and chatting. We also play the music of his choice. He feels pampered at such times, with both his daughters taking time out for him. – Aparajita Mukherjee Dads just refuse to indulge themselves, simply because they’ve always been so involved in “providing” for their children. I’ve seen my father struggling with his old camera – the flash wouldn’t work, or the photographs, when they finally came, would have a strange dark shadow. So on his last birthday, just before an impending trip to Leh, my sister and I got him a digital camera. He was overjoyed and couldn’t stop clicking throughout the trip. He continues to boast that his daughters gifted him “special moments”, which makes us feel really good in turn! Think a little – your Dad may already have a cellphone but may have a secret fetish for a fancy new model; or he may be fascinated by your son’s iPod? these are signals for you to pick up. On Father’s Day, drive him to a shop that he would be comfortable in and insist he pick up what he likes. Last year, I took my dad shopping and he picked three shirts and was overjoyed! – Neharika MathurFor the “pest” you loveWhat do you give a brother who has everything? Especially if he loves collecting watches, pens and art? If I stretch my budget, I can indulge my elder brother Ajit with a really special gift – something he’s had an eye on for a while, a Baume & Mercier watch from the Riviera collection for men. It’ll set me back by a cool Rs 90,000 but the look on his face would be worth it! Ajit is car-obsessed: Not only does he drive a mean machine himself, he knows the year and make of nearly every automobile that’s been rolled out since the 1960s. To fuel his obsession, I would love to gift him a two-year subscription to either Top Gear or AutoCar magazine – both of which he tends to pick up on his weekend market runs. But the icing on the cake would be season tickets to the Formula One Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Every week, Ajit dutifully watches his speeding heroes burn the racing tracks around the world. It’s been his greatest wish to watch F1 live, so what better present than a three-day pass to the Yas Marina circuit (around Rs 31,500 ), booked online from India. My brother’s also always loved animals; in fact, his favourite television channels (when he’s not watching golf or F1) are National Geographic and Discovery. He’s been to safaris in Africa, as well as Ranthambore, Corbett and the jungles of Assam and Kerala. What he really needs is a good pair of binoculars to catch his favourite fauna up close. Pentax and Nikon have some good models (around Rs 5,000). In fact, not only does Ajit enjoy watching animals, he also enjoys shooting them, and no, this doesn’t involve any bullets. Ajit’s a keen photographer, so I’d like to nudge him to enter a photography contest (either an online one, or one in Photography magazine). I’d also persuade him to hold a photo exhibition (he’s particularly good with portraits) in a cosy gallery (the India Habitat Centre, Delhi, has a couple of nice exhibition areas), with a wine and cheese party. – Priya Kumari RanaMy brother Pierre, loves to travel and he is fortunate that his job requires him to visit some really interesting and fun places all year round. While out shopping with friends one afternoon, I came across this nice black, casual jacket in a store. At first it just seemed like any other jacket, but on closer inspection I found it had an inner fleece layer that could be detached from the top, depending on how cold the climate was. It also had huge pockets that would come in handy whilst travelling. My brother loved it and has used it on all his travels abroad in winter, ever since. What makes a gift special and valuable is the thought and the consideration that goes behind it, not the price tag attached. Something else he really treasures is my handmade card with a letter inside for his 18th birthday, when he was away from home, at his first year in university. He still has it and treasures it for the “cute” gesture (or so he says!). – Vanessa FitterMy son, my friend (almost)A gift for my teenage son? I’ve decided to give him Patient & Logical Responses for his teenage years. I think he appreciates it. For example, he wanted a tattoo on his forearm. My first instinct was to recoil in horror. But then I kept quiet and thought it over. A tattoo is not on the lines of irresponsible sex and alcohol abuse, which should I get to know of, I’ll have to clam down on violently. Also, I wanted to show appreciation for the fact that he didn’t just go and get the tattoo, but asked me first. After a day, I told him that I’m okay with it, but with a few (rational) conditions: I would check out the clinic for hygiene purposes personally; we’d choose the tattoo together because it has to be on a budget; and I needed him to think through once more – the tattoo would be with him for life. He agreed. He’s got his tattoo and I don’t have a battle at hand? So here the principle becomes the gift. (I hope to “continue” this gift for the next few years, in part to make him happy, but also to ensure my own peace of mind.) – Manjira DuttaA spouse for all seasonsMy husband is not a man of indulgences; so deciding on a gift for him is a tough one. Some years ago, after much thought, I hit upon an idea and decided to action it. Had I checked with him, he would have been outraged and refused because he doesn’t like doing anything “unconventional” – and for him a holiday by himself, without family, would be unthinkable, even though he enjoys being by himself, and doesn’t feel the need to talk and discuss everything and anything always, as I do! I booked him for a weekend – one night at a hotel in Rishikesh, near the Ganga, with its own stretch of beach; and another night at Ananda in the Himalayas, the wellness resort. He went with some reluctance but had a wonderful time, just being by himself and came back totally delighted! I think it’s a good idea to spend some time thinking hard on what the person would really like, even though he or she may never ever do it for themselves. Sometimes you have to force the “gift”. Do it but take a little care not to go wrong. A friend once bought a new flat for her parents and thought they would be over the moon as it was much better than the house they were living in. The elderly couple appreciated her effort but, as they confided in her friend, would have been happier in the old house with their friends, family and familiar vendors around them… Kindness, like gifting, has to work for the person who receives it, not vice versa. – Manjira DuttaThoughtfulness for an in-lawMy husband and I teamed up with his brother and wife to purchase a medical policy when my father-in-law retired. It was a lumpsum amount that provided coverage for him and my mother-in-law. Apart from hospitalisation, it includes the purchase of daily medicines as well. My in-laws find it a boon, and we feel good about the fact that we’ve taken care of such a major expense for them at a time when they have to manage the house on a pension. You can check for such schemes with any insurance company?For in-laws, the other good thing is to try a hobby-related gift. If he’s fond of yoga, gift him a set of instrumental music CDs (adding a mat can be a nice touch). If he’s into gardening, get him a set of implements, some seeds, saplings and a few pots? – Madhu Rai & Neharika MathurMy nephew, my “son”My 12-year-old nephew Karnavir, like a lot of boys his age, loves computer games. His mother gifted him a PlayStation Portable (PSP) last year – a handheld video game console with a built-in web browser. To satisfy his ever-growing appetite for games, I would gift him the latest FIFA World Cup Football 2010 game, Guitar Hits, Buzz! Brain Bender or Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (each game costs around Rs 1,000-1,500). If I’m feeling extra generous on his milestone birthday (his upcoming 13th, the first year of his “teen” years), I’ll encourage him to excel in his chosen sport, golf, by presenting him with a brand-new golf set (split with his parents, total cost Rs 70,000).But all said and done, golf is an expensive game; a cheaper option is to give him a Wilson K-Factor tennis racket, which costs around Rs 9,000. And if I’m feeling broke, but big on ideas, I’ll encourage him in the way only an aunt can: I’ll give him a good book to read, to improve his vocabulary and writing skills! I particularly like tomes from the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony or Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox). But ours is a land rich with stories and excellent storytellers. So maybe I’ll present him with the Malgudi Days collection of stories by RK Narayan or Tales from the Panchatantra, that are cheeky and fun. Since he loves sketching, simple paints and brushes make for a great gift as well! – Priya K RanaIdentify desiresDr Rachna Singh, a psychologist and lifestyle management expert, talks about how a woman can gift happiness to the man in her life?Gifting happiness begins with identifying that relationships are special and need you to pay attention to small details. Says Dr Singh, ‘Give priority to the man in your life – make him feel all-important. Always make your father/husband/brother feel that they are cherished. Men are supposed to be the more practical sex, less in need of emotional gratification. This perception results in our not paying enough attention to their smaller needs. Think about it – we tend to pore in great detail over what to gift our mothers; when it comes to our fathers, we just pick up from the stock gift ideas – a pen, a shirt, a kurta or a scotch bottle. Be creative and caring in your thought. Look away from their “provider” act and figure out what it is that they want or need. They don’t show their desire to be cherished or pampered but may need it all the same. As a gift to your favourite man, add value to his life.’While the softer side of the man should be explored, don’t go overboard with “soppy” gifts. Their way of being pampered is different from that of a woman. So while a candy box might not be an appropriate gift for your husband or your brother, a ticket to a cricket match and the box makes for a great gesture! A Father’s Day card, proclaiming that you love your father, is not the only way to tell your dad that he is important. Drive him to a spa and get him a head or body massage. Use the gift of perception (that comes naturally to women) to identify what he desires.’- As told to Aparajita Mukherjeeadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more