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FA Cup Quarterfinals Draw: LISCR to Face Watanga


first_imgWatanga (pictured) will be looking to revenge against LISCR after they were booted out by LISCR in the first round of last year’s edition of the competition. The draw for the quarterfinals of the 2018 Liberia Football Association (LFA) Knockout Cup, also known as the FA Cup, has been held with holders LISCR FC continuing their title defense against first division counterparts Watanga FC.The draw was made yesterday, September 26, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. The quarterfinals of the knockout competition will kick off on Saturday, September 29, at the ATS.Watanga will be looking to revenge against LISCR after they were booted out by LISCR in the first round of last year’s edition of the competition. Watanga lost the game 2-0.LISCR advanced to the quarterfinals after eliminating Mighty Barrolle and Stages Football Club in the first and second round respectively. Opponents Watanga booked their ticket to the last eight after edging out Junior Lone Star FC and Muscat FC-two third division clubs.In other pairings, second division side FC Bea Mountain will take on first division side NPA Anchors in Saturday’s first quarterfinals match at the ATS. Bea Mountain edged out Mighty Blue Angels and Nimba United in the first and second rounds respectively to reach the quarterfinals.Lone third division side in the knockout, Paynesville FC, will have to defeat first division side Barrack Young Controllers if they ought to reach the semis for the first time. Both teams will play in Saturday’s final encounter at the ATS.Meanwhile second division outfit Nimba Kwadoe will await the winner from Monrovia Club Breweries and LPRC Oilers match that is slated for Friday, September 28, at the ATS.Full DrawSaturday, September 29 at ATSNPA Anchors vs Bea Mountain – 12:00 PMLISCR FC vs Watanga FC- 2:00 PMBYC vs Paynesville – 4:00 PMSunday, September 30 at ATSNimba Kwadoe vs MC Breweries/ LPRC OilersShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


4th quarter fiasco


first_imgIn the playoffs, Bryant relies on his teammates to keep the ball moving, to set screens and picks. When that didn’t happen in the fourth quarter, it was Bryant against the world, and the world won. “You’ve got to get some stops (on defense), get out in transition and get some easy opportunities,” Bryant said. “Getting to the free-throw line helps a lot as well. You have to spread the floor, you have to execute properly, you have to set strong screens and look for a lot of action off the ball. “It’s all execution. Particularly when you go into the playoffs, you’re going to face experienced teams, and what they’re going to try to do is take away your strengths. We have to learn, collectively, how to counter-punch. As a unit, we have to be able to make adjustments to what they’re doing defensively.” Bryant didn’t get help in another way. When he did pass the ball, his teammates couldn’t make shots. While Bryant’s fourth-quarter flameout drew headlines, Lamar Odom missed three of four shots, Maurice Evans went 0 for 3, and Farmar and Sasha Vujacic missed 3-pointers on their only attempts in the period. “So (Bryant) was 1 for 10 and they were 3 for 11?” Jackson said to reporters. “They pretty much all were cold, so I don’t know if anybody can put any blame on anyone in that situation.” Bryant didn’t necessarily put blame on his teammates for the missed shots, but admitted that their inability to hit shots in the fourth quarter added to his frustration level. “Yeah, it’s frustrating,” Bryant said. “But you know, there’s nothing you can do except stick with it. You just have to go with it. It’s tough to beat three or four guys off the dribble. That’s crazy. When we get opportunities we have to capitalize on the shots.” If Bryant and the Lakers can take solace from anything in Game 1, it’s the success Bryant had in the first half despite pressure from Bell, his longtime nemesis, with some help from Shawn Marion. Marion’s length can cause problems when he shifts over to put pressure on Bryant, but most of the defense comes from Bell, with whom he has developed a spirited rivalry. Bryant said a military-based book was given to him last year by Jackson, one that “talked about warriors respecting other warriors,” and he found relevance to his personal showdown with Bell. “It gave me a new perspective on things,” Bryant said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Raja and what he does, and I enjoy matching up against him because I know he’s going to play hard every possession, which makes it fun for me.” In Game 1, however, the fun ended after three quarters. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3611160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Lakers will have to find the answer quickly if they are to avoid falling into a 2-0 series hole tonight against the Suns, and Bryant’s consistency likely will depend on his teammates’ consistency. “We made it tough on him as a team,” Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar said before Monday’s practice at USAirways Center. “We got away from what was working, which was getting easy shots, running our offense, making them play defense, coming off screens and moving without the ball. “We just made him work too hard. We need to stick with what got us there, keep running our offense and make it easy on him, because that makes it easy on the rest of the team.” It’s no stretch to say the Lakers played their best half of the season Sunday. Bryant carried the way, particularly late in the first half when he scored 15 consecutive points, but he got open looks – even with lockdown defender Raja Bell in his face – because he was usually within the flow of a functioning offense. The isolation plays Bryant thrives on during the regular season disappear in the playoffs. As Bryant noted, when he looked up Sunday, he often saw four defenders between him and the basket. PHOENIX – As often as it might seem otherwise, the Lakers are not a one-man team. Even when Kobe Bryant is brilliant, as he was through three quarters of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series when he torched Phoenix for 35 points and seemed to hold the game in his palm, his teammates remain relevant. That became evident in the fourth quarter, when the Lakers’ supporting cast failed to move the ball and Bryant’s shots finally stopped falling. The offense bogged down, Bryant fired up shots in the face of double-teams and missed nine of his 10attempts as the Lakers lost 95-87. In the aftermath, questions became Bryant-centric. Did he tire, as Phil Jackson suggested? Did he try to do too much, a criticism that often follows Bryant? Or did the Lakers themselves do the most damage? last_img read more


Lazio set to reject any Man United offers for Dutch defender


first_img1 Stefan de Vrij in action for Holland Lazio are likely to reject any offer from Manchester United for highly-rated Dutch defender Stefan De Vrij.The 23-year-old is being closely tracked by his former Holland coach Louis van Gaal, who sent scouts to watch the defender in action against Napoli in the Coppa Italia recently.But, according to Tuttomercatoweb, Lazio owner Claudio Lotito is not prepared to sell De Vrij this summer.The former Feyenoord man joined Lazio at the start of this season after having made 135 league appearances for the Eredivisie club.last_img


GLENSWILLY GAA NOTES


first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 8,12,13,16 and the match 3 winner was peter horan, newmills. Next weeks jackpot is €1,900.Sellers this week are Peter McFadden and Phelim Molloy. Both senior and reserves teams played ardara at the weekend, the reserves made a strong comeback in the 2nd half and were unlucky not to get something from the game going down by a point. The seniors won by a point in a very tight game a great score from a free kick from Gary ‘copper’ McFadden near the end was the winning score.Both teams are home to Naomh Conail this Saturday evening. See local papers for times.  The next monthly meeting will be on the 11th of April. Operation Transformation is ongoing within the cub at the minute and all the participants would like to thank everyone for their generous sponsorship and for anyone yet to sponsor there is still time!There will be a Comedy Night in the Millview this Saturday night 9th April from 9pm in aid of underage in the club, local performers on the night will be Brendan Walsh, Seamie Callaghan, Aidy Glackin and Gerard McGinty. This promises to be a great night’s craic that you won’t want to miss!! All welcome.EndsGLENSWILLY GAA NOTES was last modified: April 5th, 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


Man United fail to sell out Old Trafford for Champions League tie with Valencia


first_img 2 Mourinho is feeling the heat at United Fans have complained for the past two seasons about the lacklustre football being played by Mourinho, with last seasons Champions League campaign providing the perfect example as to why.Sevilla knocked out the Red Devils at home last season playing a brand of exciting and attacking football hardcore United fans have called out for years. Manchester United have failed to sell out Old Trafford for their first Champions League home game of the season against Valencia.The Red Devils’ ticket office have texted club members to alert them to the availability of tickets with Jose Mourinho in his hour of need. 2 The graphic above from the official Manchester United shows how there are still seats across the ground (correct as of 4.30pm GMT) Back-to-back defeats against Derby County and West Ham United have left Jose Mourinho on the brink, with Zinedine Zidane reportedly lurking ominously in the shadows.Rows with players, former pros and even sections of the media have only intensified the rumour mill which suggests the former Real Madrid boss will be replacing Mourinho.According to The Sun, the 75,000-seater stadium is not expected to be near full capacity as fans are being left discouraged with their teams performances.Ticket prices vary from £13 for under-16s to £58 for non-members in the most expensive seats.last_img read more


Survival of the Fittest – or the Luckiest?


first_imgEvolutionists assume that bacteria spread because they evolve resistance to antibiotics and become more fit to survive.  That’s apparently not true, says a story in EurekAlert about a study from Imperial College, London: the spread of bacteria appears to be due to chance alone.    Here are two quotes from the article by team members explaining the finding:Dr Christophe Fraser, from Imperial College London, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and one of the authors, says: “Microbiologists have assumed for some time that some disease strains spread more successfully than others.  In fact we found that the variation in the communities we studied could be explained by chance.  This was surprising, especially considering all the potential advantages one pathogen can have over another, such as antibiotic resistance and differences in host immunity.”    Dr Bill Hanage, from Imperial College London, and also one of the authors, says: “When we look at a sample and see that some strains are much more common than others, it’s tempting to think that there must be something special about them.  In fact, they could just be the lucky ones, and that’s what it looks like here.  Most of the variation in the spread of these pathogens can be explained by chance alone.”   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The team studied three pathogenic bacteria and followed the social patterns of the humans they infected.  There was no clear association between success at spreading and fitness for spreading .    A related commentary by Dan Ferber in Science1 had another surprise about bacteria: they are not immortal.  Reproducing strains in a culture apparently show their age.  What does this mean?  For one thing, the results “make it unlikely that natural selection produced an immortal organism.”  For another, “It’s one of those exciting results that makes you take a fresh look at what you think you know.”  One observer is not sure the populations that stopped growing were aging; maybe they were taking a break for repairs.  But another said the new findings “put the onus of proof on anyone who claims that cells can be immortal.”1Dan Ferber, “Immortality Dies as Bacteria Show Their Age,” Science, Vol 307, Issue 5710, 656 , 4 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5710.656a].Would survival of the luckiest generate all the richness and complexity of the living world?  This seems to be a very non-Darwinian way of looking at biology.  It also seems to undermine one of the key evidences of evolution in the Darwin Party’s debate arsenal: the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.    The second story reminds us that if biologists are still surprised by things happening right under their noses that have been studied for over a century, how can we trust their confidence about millions of years ago?(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


VMWare, Microsoft and the Battle for the Business Market


first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts VMware’s acquisition of Zimbra from Yahoo points to a new form of partnership in the tech word. It’s one that could define the big winners in the battle for a major piece of the enterprise market.The acquisition shows how VMware is seeking to do more than provide virtualization technology. By packaging Zimbra’s popular, open-source collaboration software, VMware can provide a more enhanced service, one that combines virtualization technology with email and calendar applications.It rings similar to Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard’s alliance announced today that will package Microsoft technology on HP servers.These new alliances point to the undeniable trend that the enterprise is moving full-throttle into cloud computing and virtualization.It could not be more exemplified than in the news from Gartner, which predicts that by 2012, 20% of businesses will not own any IT assets at all, relying entirely on cloud computing services. The shift will cause a major change in how an IT group is managed, what hardware is purchased and the type of staff a company will require to manage its cloud environment.With virtualization, the enterprise can be more efficient in how it doles out IT resources. For example, an IT manager can define with much greater precision what software is used in the enterprise. Server loads can be reduced as one server can be partitioned into multiple virtual ones.By itself, VMWare provides a robust service, and Zimbra has an established market position in the Linux and Mac OS communities. With the acquisition, VMWare can provide customers an alternative to Microsoft Exchange. For Microsoft’s part, the partnership with HP means that Microsoft Office can be packaged with Windows Azure, the cloud service offering from Microsoft. That can provide a reason for enterprise customers to stay with Microsoft and its ever-popular productivity software.VMWare and Microsoft are becoming major competitors. With such a huge market at stake, we expect that more services will be packaged into cloud computing and virtualization environments. alex williams IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more


Scoop St: From Flash Mobs to Group Shopping Discounts


first_imgdana oshiro Related Posts Tags:#NYT#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Georgetown roommates David Ambrose and Justin Tsang never thought their time spent together in the dorms would amount to a joint business. The two recently launched Scoop St. – a group buying discount site for local deals on restaurants, spa packages, sporting events and concerts. Similar to other shopping sites like Woot and GIlt, users have a limited time to purchase. However, with Scoop St. and competitor Groupon, a minimum number of users must sign up for an offer by the end of the day. When the minimum is met, your credit card is charged, but if no one else signs up for the deal, then you aren’t charged a penny. What’s the advantage to this sort of discount? Scoop St.’s inaugural deal was half off tickets to your choice of 4 Knicks games. For $29 you and your friends can rush the online discount ticket box and buy up a block of seats together. Think about all those nights you might have spent at home scouring Netflix for those lost episodes of The Office. Scoop St. may just be your ticket to a New York social life. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The idea for Scoop St. and group buying is by no means new. As a car fanatic Ambrose engaged in group buying activities via forums for discount car parts. Meanwhile, Tsang’s experience is grounded in tuángòu – the Chinese practice of flash mob-style shopping. As a teen in the early nineties, Tsang would organize online and arrive at a store with a large group of strangers to bargain for group discounts. Widely used on items like appliances and electronics, tuángòu participants often find forums like 020.teambuy and strategize on their haggling ahead of time. Says Ambrose, “It makes sense that this tradition of group buying is becoming popular in the US during a down economy. We see ourselves as being a great tool for local businesses to acquire new customers and New Yorkers to get fantastic deals.” While the duo’s deals are currently only based in New York, they plan on expanding to additional locations in the near future. As for the future of group buying in general, Ambrose suggests that the offline phenomenon of tuángòu may emerge outside of Asia as geolocational apps find new use cases. The Scoop St. team plans on exploring mobile options in the coming year. To try out the service visit Scoopst.com or follow the deals via the Scoop St. Twitter account. last_img read more


An Introduction to Thermal Imaging


first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Energy auditors and insulation contractors have been using infrared cameras to diagnose home-performance problems for over 30 years. Without opening up your walls or ceilings for inspection, a trained specialist can use one of these cameras to locate insulation voids, air leaks, moisture intrusion, thermal bypasses, and thermal bridges. It’s even possible to use an infrared camera to locate leaks in hydronic tubing embedded in a slab.These tools are known by a variety of names, including infrared (IR) cameras, thermographic scanners, and thermal imaging devices. An image produced by such a camera is called a thermogram, and a trained user of the device is called a thermographer.Although many people assume that infrared cameras measure surface temperatures, that’s not really how the tools work. An IR camera actually measures the intensity of infrared radiation (radiant energy) being emitted by the surface it is aimed at.Academic researchers began using infrared cameras to diagnose thermal envelope defects in the late 1970s, using cameras that cost more than $25,000 each. The cameras were cumbersome devices that were cooled by liquid nitrogen.MORE INFORMATIONGBA Product Guide: Infrared CamerasRESNET Interim Guidelines for Thermographic Inspections of Buildings“Getting Started in Infrared” by John SnellSolving Moisture Mysteries with an Infrared CameraThermographic Inspections“How to Conduct a Roof Moisture Inspection Using Infrared Thermography”“Infrared Guidebook For Building Applications”Blower Door BasicsAs new models of IR cameras were developed, prices began to drop. Gautam Dutt, one of the original “house doctors” at Princeton University, recalls, “For an infrared camera, we used a Magnavox unit marketed by Aga, the Aga 110. It cost about $13,000. It was expensive equipment, but it was cost-effective. The first thermal bypasses that I discovered took me weeks to discover, crawling through attics. Another one of our teams,… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more


Use This App to Create Anonymous, Disposable Email Addresses


first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Step 3: Email To Your Heart’s ContentYou can now send cloaked email to any address. None of your information is exposed to the recipient, not even your Gliph symbols. They only see the randomly generated Gliph email address. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#How To#web When the recipient replies to that address, Gliph forwards the message to the email address you used to sign up for Gliph. So if you gave Gliph a Gmail address, that’s where you’ll get the responses. If you reply from there, the message will be routed through Gliph, so it will appear to come from your cloaked address.Make sure people on both sides check their spam filters if messages don’t appear. In our tests, Gmail allowed the messages through, but Outlook.com mail filtered them out. jon mitchell Instead of picking a user name when you sign up for Gliph, you get to create a string of three to five icons that represents you. Have fun with it!Step 2: Create A Cloak A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Remember: Unlike Gliph-to-Gliph messages, which are encrypted and remain inside the service, the content of these emails is not secure. Not only is it exposed to the recipient, the replies are sent directly to the email address you provided to Gliph, which may not be secure, either.Your email address, and thus your identity, will never be exposed when using cloaked email from Gliph. But you can’t assume that the words in the message will be kept private, too.How To Get More Cloaks And Enable AttachmentsYour cloaked email address will stick around, but if you want another one, all you have to do is successfully invite someone to join Gliph. That’s not just a gimmick; it’s great to have trusted friends and contacts on Gliph because that lets you communicate with them using the totally secure, encrypted messaging it offers. It’s also great for journalists and sources to protect anonymity, for example.Once you’ve gotten five people to sign up for Gliph through your invitations, your account gains the ability to add attachments to cloaked emails sent from Gliph, even for cloaks you already had. Email addresses are the keys to the kingdom of all our personal data. It’s too bad we had to relearn this lesson last week when Wired’s Mat Honan had the crap hacked out of him. A foolproof way to limit your exposure to such attacks is to sign up to different services using as many different un-guessable email addresses as possible. On Tuesday, an app I’ve been using called Gliph made that really easy to do. Here’s how to set it up.What Is Gliph?Gliph is like a Guy Fawkes mask for your online identity. It’s a free app for iPhone, Android and the mobile Web. You can use it to send encrypted text messages to other Gliph users with as much or as little personal information exposed as you want. And starting today, you can also use it to send and receive email to anyone through your regular email client without ever exposing your identity or information.Not only can you use Gliph email to sign up for other services without exposing yourself to a hacking, you can use it for Craigslist transactions or any other kind of temporary encounter where you want to exchange contact info.You could accomplish a similar thing by setting up a bunch of new email addresses on free Web-based email services. But with Gliph, email addresses are easy to create and delete, your emails sent via your addresses all come to one location, and you don’t have to log into multiple services to access different email accounts.Step 1: Claim A Gliph Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting You get one free randomly generated email address when you sign up for Gliph. The addresses don’t have anything to do with your Gliph name; they’re something like watermelon29@cloak.gli.ph. In Gliph, you can add a note, like “signup for Dumb.ly app,” so you can remember what that email is used for.last_img read more