QPR are interested in signing Jérémy Morel from Marseille for £2m, according to the Sunday People.Left-back Morel, 29, has a year of his contract left to run and is apparently keen to finish his career in England.The same paper suggest that Fulham are ready to make a move for Blackburn defender Scott Dann and that Burnley are considering Brentford’s Clayton Donaldson as a possible replacement for Charlie Austin, who recently joined QPR.Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday say Chelsea are preparing to offer Manchester United around £40m for Wayne Rooney.The People say the Blues have slapped a £45m price tag on David Luiz to ward off interest from Barcelona.And Chelsea are one of the Premier League clubs tracking 17-year-old Santos prospect Victor Andrade, according to the Sunday Mirror.YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The sixth and final episode of Stephen Curry’s behind-the-scenes Facebook Watch series drops later today (5 p.m. PT). Its main focus is the Warriors’ injury-riddled playoff run and how Curry came to terms with the team’s loss against the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.“At the end of the day, I knew I gave my best shot and it just didn’t work out,” Curry says, looking back at how the season ended in heartbreaking fashion at Oracle Arena. “I’ll never cheat the game, I give everything I have …
(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 There are two ways to describe dark things in science. One is phenomena we know exist, even if invisible to us, because we can measure their effects with instruments (X-rays, infrared radiation). The other is darkness as a placeholder for something not yet explained. Cosmologists have been talking about “dark matter” for decades now, and “dark energy” since the 1990s. Which category of dark ideas are they? Whether scientifically valid phenomena or placeholders for ignorance, one thing is clear from recent articles: much more knowledge is needed.Still in the dark about dark matter (PhysOrg): “Dark matter, the mysterious stuff thought to make up about 80 percent of matter in the universe, has become even more inscrutable.”Variable dark energy could explain old galaxy clusters (New Scientist): Astronomers don’t even know what dark energy is, but now a Spaniard wants to twiddle with it.Little galaxies big on dark matter (PhysOrg): “Dark matter… It came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang.” That’s how to talk with chutzpah about something nobody understands.Revolutionary new camera reveals the dark side of the Universe (PhysOrg): Now here’s an article about real stuff: ordinary electromagnetic radiation in the submillimeter range, being detected by the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.Nobel Winners Keep Eyes on the Real Prize: Solving Dark Energy Riddle (Live Science): Three men got a lot of money from the Nobel Committee for “discovering” dark energy. Now they want to discover what it is they discovered; “the force has yet to be directly detected, and the concept remains shrouded in mystery.”Could dark matter not matter? (PhysOrg): Some Italian has come up with a way to explain the rotation curves of galaxies without appealing to dark matter, but others are skeptical.Back to the dark ages (Live Science): A tiny smudge of red light boasts great things: “The newfound galaxy is so ancient that it and others like it may have played a role in the transition from the so-called ‘dark ages’ of the universe — a period before the first stars formed when a thick hydrogen fog permeated the cosmos — into the universe we see today.” Remember that the early medieval period was called the Dark Ages by those who felt themselves enlightened. Is history repeating itself?This is a taste of the quandary over dark things in space. To some, dark matter must be real, because otherwise clusters would fly apart and galaxies would spin out of control. Dark energy must be real or else we cannot explain the brightness of distant supernovae. To others, appeals to unknown dark things sounds mysteriously like some of the occult forces ditched by scientists in the past, like phlogiston, animal magnetism, and caloric. Time will tell if and when the light of knowledge will overcome the darkness.How long do you give scientists to propound occult forces? Another decade? Another century? A millennium? If there is no time limit on verifying these things, then science has become indistinguishable from magic. Mesmer would feel vindicated.Dark matter is the flubber of astronomy. Nobody knows if its MACHO or WIMP-y, nobody knows why it is there, and nobody knows its origin or destiny. All it does is make consensus theories work. OK, astronomers, maybe you’re right; there is dark matter and dark energy out there. We’ll grant a little more time for science to try to explain this stuff, but we’re not going to fall for the flubber theory forever. Cosmologists: if you don’t want angels, demons and intelligent designers in science, then stop giving us your own version of the occult.
“From the ruins of a racially polarisedorder, we have built a nation driven by astrong commitment to the values of justiceand equality,” President Jacob Zuma saidon Freedom Day.(Image: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS• Vincent MagwenyaPresidential spokesperson+27 72 715 0024RELATED ARTICLES• Zuma speech in UK parliament• State of the Nation 2010• Zuma welcomes world at Davos• Jacob Zuma on World Aids Day• Medium-term budget: full textFreedom Day on 27 April 2010 marked 16 years since South Africans of all races went to the polls to vote in the country’s first democratic elections, in 1994. This is the full text of President Jacob Zuma’s speech to the nation at celebrations marking the event at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.I am deeply honoured to address the nation on this historic day, on which South Africans buried racial oppression, and ushered in new non-racial democratic order.On this day we remember all the brave men and women whose struggle and sacrifices made it possible for us to enjoy the benefits of democracy today.It is a day to reflect on how far we have advanced in building a new, united and democratic nation.Importantly, it is also a time to consider the extent to which the freedoms articulated in our Bill of Rights find expression in the daily lives of our people.From the ruins of a racially polarised order, we have built a nation driven by a strong commitment to the values of justice and equality.As taught by our icon, President Nelson Mandela, we must remain steadfast in our determination that never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.And so with freedom, came the responsibility of building a non-racial, united and reconciled nation.And we learned from the greatest, our national heroes Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu and many others.We recall the wise words of our icon, Oliver Reginald Tambo who said:“It is our responsibility to break down barriers of division and create a country where there will be neither whites nor blacks, just South Africans, free and united in diversity.”This powerful vision can be achieved, in line with the preamble of our Constitution which states clearly that: “South Africa belongs to all those who live in it”.Compatriots,When celebrating the notion of a country that now belongs to all who live in it, we recall that on this day, sixty years ago, the apartheid government introduced the Group Areas Act.This marked the institutionalizing the racial partition of our cities and towns.That law and the impact it had on our society, illustrates the legacy we have to deal with. And there are many others.Sixty years later, and nearly 20 years after it was repealed, our people still have to daily confront the impact of that law. Many still live in areas once designated for black people on the periphery of our towns, far away from economic opportunity and civic services.The cost of transport alone takes a heavy toll on the lives of the poor. This is only one example among many of the work we still need to do to ensure that our people enjoy the fruits of freedom.These laws may have disappeared from the statute books, but their effects are still felt across the country. Freedom imposes on us a responsibility to work together in the process of changing such conditions.And we must do this fast, because in four year’s time we will have been free for 20 years. We will not have much sympathy for any reasons advanced to explain the failure to make a difference in the lives of our people.When I spoke in Parliament earlier this year I stated that we are entering a new era, an era of doing things differently. It is an era of ensuring that our work is determined by clear outcomes.It is an era of increasing the pace and form of service delivery.That is what we have begun to do during this term of government. We are changing the way government works to improve the lives of our people.As we work to increase the pace and quality of delivery, we must also together acknowledge the progress we have made thus far as a nation, working together as government and the people.We must note that despite numerous challenges and backlog, South Africa has provided over 2.8 million housing opportunities since 1994.We are currently on target in terms of delivery of new housing stock in the various provinces.We must still work further to get our human settlement model entrenched, as we now do not see housing in isolation in this administration. The provision of social services in the communities in which we provide housing is also critical.In this regard, I have convened a special Presidential Coordinating Council meeting on the 18th of May, to discuss with all nine provincial premiers, the need for habitable human settlements throughout the country.Together as national and provincial governments we should find lasting solutions.In extending social services we are building on current successes.Over 91% of households had access to piped water. South Africa has passed the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of people without sustainable water.We are likely to achieve the 2014 goal of universal access to potable water, despite the challenge of ever-increasing number of households.As of March 2009, more than 10 million households had access to sanitation compared to about 5 million in 1994. South Africa has moved closer to the target date for universal access to sanitation which is 2014.We do not deny that there is still much more to be done, but a lot has also been achieved already.Fellow South Africans,If we are to make a difference in the lives of future generations, we must pay special attention on the development of our youth.According to Stats SA, nearly 70% of all South Africans are under the age of 35, making South Africa a youthful country.For any developing country, animportant step towards reducing poverty and inequality is to invest in education.We want an education system that will provide opportunities for children from poor backgrounds to advance economically and socially.The good news is that we are getting somewhere.More South Africans are being educated, and that is because South Africa has one of the highest rates of government investment in education in the world.Our plan is to improve the output and the pass rates through increasing efficiency and accountability in our schools.That is why we say our teachers should be in school, in class, on time, teaching for at least six and half hours a day. If they do that, the results will speak for themselves.Fellow South Africans,We reiterate that a defining feature of this administration will be its closeness to the people it serves. As you are aware, I established the Presidential Hotline last year. It has opened our world to a host of issues that are affecting our people.I know that thousands of South Africans have battled to get through to the hotline due to the high volume of calls.I know too that the response rate from many government departments has been very slow, and that while many callers have been assisted, many others are frustrated.We are working hard to improve the service. You should not battle to talk to your own government. That should be corrected.We will make formal announcements soon on how to improve your access to the Hotline, and how to ensure quicker responses from government departments, nationally and provincially.Compatriots,Earlier this week we launched our new upscaled HIV and Aids prevention and treatment plan.This is an integral part of our broader campaign to improve the health profile of South Africans. I urge all of you to heed prevention messages, and to get tested for HIV.Through testing, you will know your status and adjust your lifestyle accordingly. Testing also helps us to deal with the stigma attached to the epidemic.Together we must eradicate the silence and the shame that is associated with HIV and Aids. This epidemic can be beaten if we all decide to play our part and work hard.Ladies and Gentlemen;Freedom Day reminds us that we should all work hard to defend the freedom for which so many have fought and lost their lives.We must work together to build our country and shape its future. We must all work for unity, true reconciliation and cohesion.In February this year, I indicated that there was a need for us to have a dialogue to remind ourselves why our country’s founding fathers and mothers declared us one nation united in diversity.I suggested at the time that we needed to reach out to all South Africans across the class, racial, ethnic, gender, religious and political divides. I said we must engage in a conversation about the true values that underpin our common identity and destiny.My suggestion was motivated by my deep belief and conviction that as a nation, we should yet again draw on the collective South African wisdom to understand one another.I think such a dialogue would help us to live better with one another as South Africans.It will help us to find a common perspective through which we can view the various backgrounds, habits, traditions, customs, cultures and religions that define who we are.It is a modest addition to many other mechanisms we must devise as a nation to arrive at a common understanding over many issues.It will enable us to arrive at a common perspective around the following amongst others:The changing of certain geographical names.The transformation in the workplace and in sport.The songs we sing and the symbols we embrace.Our desire to determine language policy at our schools and universities.The slaughtering of animals to appease an ancestor which is practiced in some cultures.It will assist us with the task we face as a country, to breathe a new life to our nation building efforts.This national dialogue will capture the attention of all our people. Like the 2010 FIFA Soccer World, you will feel it!We will share further information once the initial consultation phase has been concluded.Compatriots,We are just 44 days away from hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup.We have been offered a significant opportunity to share our humanity, heritage and the beauty of this country with the world.We will display the rich tapestry of our culture in dance and music to show that this is a truly African World Cup.We do not spend enough time celebrating our country, and this is an opportunity to show off. South Africa is rich in its cultural diversity. We have produced music that has earned international accolades.We have a varied landscape with tropical, temperate and Mediterranean climate. We grow a variety of food, fruit and flowers.Our mineral wealth is legendary. We have people who are inventors and innovators.Our country boasts eight world heritage sites, and we must familiarize ourselves with them so that we can all become ambassadors and effective tour guides during the World Cup!These are:iSimangaliso Wetland ParkRobben IslandCradle of HumankinduKhahlamba Drakensberg ParkMapungubwe Cultural LandscapeCape Floral RegionVredefort DomeRichtersveld Cultural and Botanical LandscapeThese sites are a source of pride and identity that should unite all of us. Let us make the 2010 World Cup a memorable event. Let us rally behind Bafana Bafana.Let us celebrate our national symbols; and let us show the world that we are one nation, united in our colourful diversity.Ladies and gentlemen before concluding let me extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the 16 people who died in a road crash in the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.Pain suffered by any South African affects all of us. We are one nation, one people.We extend a special happy Freedom Day to the families of four South African peacekeepers who were released after being held captive in Sudan. They are in good health and good spirit.We thank the United Nations and the Sudanese government for working with us to secure their release.Happy Freedom Day and a happy Soccer World Cup to you all!I thank you.
Big Data may be the poster child for NoSQL databases and date warehouses, but one industry veteran isn’t giving up on SQL databases for Big Data just yet. As most IT watchers know, Big Data is perceived as so large that it’s difficult to process using relational databases and software techniques. Of course, the relational model and SQL dominate today’s database landscape. But on the other side there are databases built without relations, made for higher scalability. We asked the expert in the database area, Monty Widenius, about the current and future state of SQL, NoSQL and Big Data. As the author of the original version of the open-source MySQL database, and one of the founders of the community-developed branch of the MySQL database, MariaDB, his take on Big Data bucks the conventional wisdom that large-scale data must abandon SQL databases.Monty WideniusWould you please tell us a little about the history of NoSQL and Big Data? What are the main reasons that this has become such a topic of interest?The whole thing with the “new NoSQL movement” started with a blog post from a Twitter employee that said MySQL was not good enough and they needed “something better,” like Cassandra.The main reason Twitter had problems with MySQL back then, was that they were using it incorrectly. The strange thing was that the solution they suggested for solving their problems could be done just as easily in MySQL as in Cassandra.I can’t find the original article, but I did find a follow up a bit later where it was said MySQL would be dropped for Cassandra.The current state is that now, three years later, Twitter is still using MySQL as their main storage for tweets. Cassandra was, in the end, not able to replace MySQL.The main reason NoSQL became popular is that, in contrast to SQL, you can start using it without having to design anything. This makes it easier to start with NoSQL, but you pay for this later when you find that you don’t have control of your data (if you are not very careful).So, the main benefits (at least before MariaDB) of most NoSQL solutions are:Fast access to data (as long as you can keep everything in memory)Fast replication/data spread over many nodes.Flexible schema (you can add new columns instantly).What problems can be solved (or do people think they can solve) with the help of Big Data?More performance and more flexible schemas are the two biggest drivers of NoSQL.What do you personally think about the future of Big Data? Your predictions?I think that most of the people who are looking for NoSQL are doing it mostly because it’s still ‘hype’. Most companies don’t have massive amounts of data, like Facebook and Google, and they will not be able to afford to have experts to tune and constantly develop the database.SQL is not going away. NoSQL can’t replace it. Almost everyone will need relations (i.e., joins) to utilize their data.Still, there are places where NoSQL makes sense. I think, in the future, you will see more combined SQL and NoSQL usage.This is why we are extending MariaDB to be able to access NoSQL databases like Cassandra and LevelDB.Why do people still use NoSQL? What are the main reasons?Because it’s easier to get started with a NoSQL database. You don’t have to learn SQL and define your database schema before you start using it. A few are using it because they believe it can scale better than SQL.Can SQL outperform NoSQL? What are some unique advantages that make SQL better than NoSQL?As soon as data can’t fit into memory, SQL generally outperforms NoSQL.The same goes for things that NoSQL can’t do. Most NoSQL solutions are optimized for single key access. For anything else, you have to write a program and it’s very hard to beat a SQL optimizer for complex things, especially things that are automatically generated based on user requests (required for most web sites).SQL can also beat NoSQL on most single machines. In a cluster, where everything is in memory, NoSQL usually outperforms SQL for key lookups.What do you think about this Cloudera announcement?The problem with Hadoop is that there is no known business model around it that ensures that the investors will get back 10X money that they expect. Because of that, I have a hard time understanding how Cloudera can survive in the long run.It’s not enough to have a good product. You also have to be able to make money with it.Who are the primary proponents of Big Data and NoSQL?All the NoSQL vendors of course. 😉If this is all just hype, why are they talking about it?It’s not just hype for everyone. There are many big companies and projects that can benefit from Big Data.However, my point is that most don’t need and should not use NoSQL, because it will become more expensive in the long run when you finally discover that NoSQL can’t solve all your business needs.Finally, how does MariaDB fit into all of this?One of the goals of MariaDB is to be a bridge between NoSQL and SQL. That’s why we have added support first for Cassandra and are now working on adding support for LevelDB.We also recognize some of the needs that NoSQL is trying to solve, which is why we added dynamic columns (which makes your SQL schemas as flexible as most NoSQL schemas) and much faster replication. We are working in MariaDB 10.0 to make the replication even faster, more fault tolerant and flexible. We are also working closely with Galera to provide a multi-master solution of MariaDB.All of this is to better adapt to a changing world and satisfy the needs people have – or think they have;)Please tell us about the new MariaDB foundation! What does this mean for developers worldwide?The MariaDB foundation was created to ensure that it’s not anymore just one person or one company that is driving MariaDB/MySQL development. It’s only by having a set of independent companies working together with the common goal of keeping MariaDB as an actively developed open source project that MariaDB and the MySQL ecosystem will truly be free and future proof.What the MariaDB foundation is doing in practice, is ensuring that the MariaDB project is actively developed as an open source project. The foundation is hiring developers to do all the builds, QA, merges, reviews of patches, etc, that is needed for a project to go forward.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock, Widenius photo courtesy of Jelastic. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now dmitry sotnikov Tags:#Big Data Related Posts
CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Durant helps Warriors pull away over Nuggets Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “The head butt really impaired my vision and it led to me walking into some stupid shots,” Lipinets said.Shawn Porter pummeled Adrian Granados for most of 12 rounds in a lopsided fight. There were more clinches in the first round of that fight than in the entire Lipinets-Kondo matchup.Porter is in line for another welterweight championship opportunity; he held the IBF crown in 2013-14. He improved to 28-2-1 in a bout that had little style, but plenty of action. The judges all had it 117-111 for Porter.“He gave me a little trouble here and there,” said Porter, who wants a rematch with WBA champ Keith Thurman, who beat him at Barclays Center last year. “I hurt my left hand in the sixth round, but I kept using it. I had to use my jab. It took a toll on me and by the 10th round I just couldn’t throw it anymore.”Granados is now 18-6-2.In what was billed a heavyweight eliminator, Dominic Breazeale (19-1, 17 KOs) stopped Eric Molina after eight rounds. Molina, exhausted after taking a battering in the eighth, had his arms hanging over the ropes when the round ended. A ringside doctor then stopped it.Molina (26-5) previously has lost to both Wilder and to WBA-IBF champion Anthony Joshua. Breazeale also has lost to Joshua.“Deontay is who I want to face,” Breazeale said. Already, Wilder was celebrating, but Stiverne got up. Unwisely, it turned out, because another big right as part of a flurry of punches sent the 38-year-old challenger back down.At that point, Wilder climbed atop the ropes in a neutral corner, shouting at Stiverne’s trainer to end things.When they didn’t, another right and then a mammoth left hook sent down the challenger for the final time with his “Alabama Slammer.”“One champion, one face, one name, he goes by Deontay Wilder,” the WBC champ said.Wilder won the belt from Stiverne in 2015 in a 12-round decision. He repeatedly insisted Stiverne would go down and out early in this one.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A referee pulls Deontay Wilder away from Bermane Stiverne after Wilder knocked out Stiverne during the WBC Heavyweight World Championship fight. APNEW YORK (AP) — When Deontay Wilder finally took off the gold mask he wore into the ring, he displayed a fierce scowl.That look never disappeared from his face as he knocked out the only man who’d ever gone the distance with him.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Wilder kept his word.He is 39-0 with 38 knockouts.Wilder now can set his sights on something he has been promising throughout 2017: unifying the heavyweight belts. He wants England’s Anthony Joshua, the WBA/IBF champ, sometime next year, and was busy issuing challenges after disposing of Stiverne.“I’ve been waiting on that fight for a long time now,” he said. “I declare war upon you. Do you accept my challenge?“I know I’m the champion, I know I’m the best. Are you up for the test?”This was Wilder’s sixth defense, and his most ferocious. Stiverne, who last fought on Nov. 14, 2015, outpointing Derric Rossy, never had a chance. He was a substitute for Jose Ortiz, who failed a drug test.Stiverne did not land a punch and never should have bothered showing up.Earlier, Sergey Lipinets won a unanimous decision over Akihiro Kondo for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title, a decision that was lustily booed by the crowd of 10,924 at Barclays Center.In a bout featuring lots of action but lots of missed punches, the 28-year-old Lipinets of Kazakhstan won despite dealing with a cut on the forehead that bled for the final six rounds. He won 118-111 on one judge’s card and 117-111 on two others even though Kondo, fighting outside of his native Japan for the first time, carried much of the action in the second half of the bout.The AP scored it 115-113 for Lipinets, who is 13-0. Kondo fell to 29-7-1, losing for the first time in nine fights. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Wilder sent Bermane Stiverne to the canvas three times in the opening round to defend his WBC heavyweight title Saturday (Sunday Manila time) at Barclays Center.“So much frustration, it just seemed like my career, it’s been crazy . so many guys using PEDs,” Wilder said. “I just want to prove that I am the best. I know I am the best, but I wanna prove I am the best.”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 shutoutThere wasn’t much question of that in the Showtime card that ended in spectacular fashion.The 32-year-old Wilder jabbed through much of the first round while Stiverne, who hadn’t fought in two years, moved slowly and cautiously around the ring. Suddenly, Wilder lashed out with a huge right that felled Stiverne (25-3-1). LATEST STORIES View comments
Sebastian Vettel scorched his way to a comfortable victory from pole at the Indian Grand Prix while Force India earned four points through Nico Hulkenberg’s eighth-place finish here.Vettel faced no challenge whatsoever as the Red Bull driver led from start to finish to record his fourth win on the trot and extend his lead in the drivers’ championship to 13 points over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.Alonso, though, did his best to win the race, coming up from fifth position at start to overtake the two McLaren cars and then Mark Webber in the other Red Bull to take second position, keeping himself in the hunt for the drivers’ title.Fernando Alonso drove aggressively but could only climb up to second spot from a fifth-place start.Click here to Enlarge Vettel, though, was far ahead of the pack, dominating throughout the race — topping the timings in all FPs and the qualifying — and won on Sunday by a comprehensive margin of 9.4 seconds.Vettel, who was the defending champion here after winning the inaugural edition last year, now has 240 points, 13 more than Alonso with three races left in the season.”It has been incredible. To come here both years, get the pole and win the race is fantastic. It is a very special Grand Prix and I really like this circuit,” Vettel said after the win.Webber conceded his second position to Alonso but managed to finish third ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who was followed by teammate Jenson Button.Lewis Hamilton in a McLaren was unable to mount any serious challenge to the Red Bulls.Click here to Enlarge advertisementFelipe Massa was sixth in the second Ferrari, ahead of Kimi Raiokkonen, Hulkenbeg and teammate Romain Grosjean. Willams’ Bruno Senna took the last point available with 10th position.Home side Force India also bettered its result from two points last year to four this year, with Hulkenberg finishing eighth. The result helped Force India reduce the gap with Sauber to 23 points in the Constructors’ championship. India’s Narain Karthikeyan, who had brake problems early, finished 21st, down from 17th last year.Vettel is now the first driver since 1989 to lead every single lap in three consecutive races. The last man to do it was the legendary Ayrton Senna (at San Marino, Monaco and Mexican Grands Prix).When Vettel completed lap 42 of the 60-lap race, he surpassed Jim Clark on the all-time consecutive laps led list. Senna has the all-time record of leading 264 consecutive laps.Alonso, who had promised to attack, was aggressive as he straight away targeted the two McLarens ahead of him. He first passed Hamilton and then used the DRS in lap three to zip ahead of Button.”I never give up. We will never give up. We congratulate Red Bull but we want to be happy today. We were quite fast on the straight line. Today we have to thank the team for this speed. The track gave us some overtaking manoeuver”, Alonso said.Vettel though was cruising in his Red Bull and gradually increase the gap from Webber to three seconds. Mark Webber also put up a creditable show to take the third place in the action-packed race.”I had to work hard to be on the podium today in third. I enjoyed the race today. It was very difficult race. We had some problems on the car. A great Grand Prix. Lewis and Button gave me a hard time and without KERS it was a difficult time”, Webber said.The second Force India driver Paul di Resta finished 12th after starting from the 16th position.Former champion Michael Schumacher had the worst possible start as he suffered a rear-right tyre puncture after a contact with Jean-Eric Vergne of Toro Rosso. Hulkenberg had a close fight with Perez and on the long straights he past the Sauber driver in the DRS zone to move up to eighth.Perez also suffered a tyre puncture when he tried to ovetake Daniel Ricciardo at turn four in lap 19. He re-joined the race after changing the tyres but quit after two laps.Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen chased down Massa but ultimately could not get his way past the Brazilian. Alonso put Webber, who had KERS problem, under a lot of pressure and zoomed past him as the Australian was unable to defend in lap 48.DRIVERS’ STANDINGS (After Sunday’s race)Sebastian Vettel 240Fernando Alonso 227Kimi Raikkonen 173Mark Webber 167Lewis Hamilton 165Jenson Button 141Nico Rosberg 93Romain Grosjean 90Felipe Massa 89Sergio Perez 66Kamui Kobayashi 50Nico Hulkenberg 49Paul di Resta 44Michael Schumacher 43Pastor Maldonado 33Bruno Senna 26Jean-Eric Vergne 12Daniel Ricciardo 9Timo Glock 0Heikki Kovalainen 0Vitaly Petrov 0Jerome D’Ambrosio 0Charles Pic 0Narain Karthikeyan 0Pedro de la Rosa 0advertisement
Arsenal whiz Bukayo Saka hopes to make Europa League his competitionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal whiz Bukayo Saka hopes to make the Europa League his competition.Saka scored in their 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.He said: “There will be a lot of opportunities in the Europa League. That’s how I made my debut last season and I hope I can continue to get more and more opportunities and keep progressing so I can maybe one day play in the Premier League and start playing for Arsenal’s first team.”I feel like I’ve been with the first team a lot this season, I’ve been training with them a lot, I know the players, they know me and I don’t think it was too different for me because I train with them every day.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Shut it down, everyone. The informal contest to see who would come up with the best college football-themed take on Drake’s Views From The 6 cover might be over just a few days in. After Jay Harbaugh put together a pretty good effort featuring his father, Ohio State mascot Brutus Buckeye posted his own version…and yeah, this is pretty mean if you’re a Michigan fan..@BleacherReport ** #VIEWS fro TSUN. **#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/u91EmgEIg0— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) April 26, 2016 Considering the score of last year’s game at Michigan Stadium, he probably could’ve left the Parental Advisory sticker in place. It was pretty appropriate.[Bleacher Report]
The Society wants to engage its members and the surrounding community with the historical information or pieces of the area. The society’s short-term goal is to seek the District’s help with getting the Society fully functional. While in the long-term it’s looking at building/or moving into a larger space such as a museum or larger storage area as well as seeking out grants that can be beneficial.“We are going to look for a logo with a contest in the Taylor Times in March or April,” added Pohlmann. “We would like Taylor Council members to judge and select the Society’s logo based on the submissions received. The winner will be given a membership for the Society.”In the meantime, the NPHS will be seeking a name and members. TAYLOR, B.C. – Taylor Council was introduced to the Peace Crossing Historical Society at Monday’s meeting.The Society’s desire is to preserve and collect the history of Taylor and surrounding area’s in partnership with local historical centres.“We are excited to work with Taylor district council and the surrounding are centres,” added Pohlmann. “To further the understanding and knowledge of the history of the area, Council and pictures on the wall. Our objective is to collect stories, story forms, memories and DVD’s.”