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Liverpool eye return to Premier League summit


first_imgLiverpool are only a point behind leaders Man City. (Agency Photos)Southampton vs Liverpool St. Marys Stadium, HampshireFriday, 05-04-2019 @10pmReferee: Paul TierneyLiverpool and Man City are currently entangled in a cat and mouse game. Whoever plays first on a particular week, goes temporarily top of the standings before the other displaces them.On game week 32 and with City playing in the FA Cup semi final, Liverpool have a chance to retain leadership when they travel away to Southampton. A win for the Red would see them move onto 82 points, two ahead of City.Currently unbeaten in their last 13, the Reds are still on course to a Champions League and Premier League double as they are already into the quarter finals of the later.However, the game on Friday will not be any easy as they come up against a Southampton side that have gone under a revolution of sorts under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.The Saints have won three of their last four games and in the process moved five points clear of the drop.The Saints have won three of their last four games.Relegation concerns are now less at the St. Mary’s but they know the job is still not yet done and need more points as soon as possible.What the coaches are saying before the game:Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.“We know how tough it is and there are still a lot of points to get, so we have to stay focused.“There is still a long way to go and the sooner we get to 40 points the better.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on the impact of Hasenhuttl.“I have to say, the job he is doing since he’s there is incredible. He’s brought the young players in, academy players.“It’s good, of course, but in the situation when he came in, it’s pretty brave as well. It’s a good side, it’s a really good side. We know about that.”Team News:Shane Long and Jannik Vestergaard could return to the Southampton side to face Liverpool after recovering from groin problems. Danny Ings cannot feature against his parent club, while Mario Lemina and Michael Obafemi are still injured.Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns, with Virgil van Dijk expected to be fit to face his former club. The Reds defender injured his ankle against Tottenham last weekend but has trained as normal this week. Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are back in full training but are unlikely to be included yet.Match Facts:Southampton have lost the last three Premier League meetings by an 8-0 aggregate scoreline. They have failed to score against the Reds in five league encounters.Southampton have won three of their past four matches, having won none of their previous four (D2, L2). A third consecutive victory for Saints would ensure they equal last season’s tally of 36 points. Saints have accumulated a league-high 65 yellow cards, 30 more than opponents Liverpool – who have the fewest. James Ward-Prowse has scored in four of Southampton’s five Premier League home matches in 2019. Nathan Redmond could make his 100th Premier League appearance for the club.Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions, winning eight and drawing five. Their total of 79 points is a club record after 32 matches of a top-flight season (adjusting to three points for a win). They have kept a Premier League-high 17 clean sheets this season. The Reds have the division’s best away record, with 10 wins, five draws and one defeat. Mohamed Salah is without a goal in his last eight games in all competitions. Both Salah (49) and Roberto Firmino (48) are in sight of a half century of Premier League goals for Liverpool.Comments Tags: Jurgen KloppliverpoolMan Citypremier leagueRalph HasenhuttleSouthamptontoplast_img read more


Meyers Leonard lights up Warriors for 25 first-half points in Game 4


first_imgBut Monday night, Leonard lit up the Warriors in the first half with 25 points on … The Trail Blazers are desperate.Their backs are against the wall in a must-win Game 4.In moments like this, teams turn to their stars to carry them through adversity. The Blazers turned to … Meyers Leonard?The Portland center averaged 5.9 points per game in the regular season, and after the Blazers signed Enes Kanter, he became the fourth-string center behind Jusuf Nurkic, Kanter and Zach Collins.last_img


Steph Curry on how he came to terms with NBA Finals loss


first_imgThe 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 …last_img


Demo Africa sheds light on investing in startups


first_img29 August 2016Approaching the right investors and the characteristics of a good or badinvestment were discussed in How to Get Deals Done, one of the knowledgesessions held on the first day of the Demo Africa 2016 conference in Johannesburg.At the two-day event, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 25 and 26August, entrepreneurs and investors from all over the continent were networkingand sharing insights into the tech industry.The event was hosted by Lions Africa in collaboration with the City ofJohannesburg, the Department of Science and Technology, Google, Intel andMicrosoft.Some of the investors said: “The cheapest investment is to just bring cash.Access to business networks is another way of being part of an investment deal.”PresentationsThe organisers said that this year, 723 tech entrepreneurs from 27 Africancountries applied to be part of Demo Africa. Of these, 30 entrepreneurs werechosen to present their businesses to local and international investors at theconference.The entrepreneurs included Rodney Kuhn of Sortd., a Johannesburg companythat designed an app to help businesspeople organise their lives and work throughtheir emails.Other start-ups at the conference included Art Nigeria, an online company thatsells the work of Nigerian artists globally. This artwork can be in the form of a mug,a throw pillow, a duvet or on a frame.Mum’s Village is an online platform that gives information to pregnant womenin Kenya.Owners of all the startups were given six minutes to pitch their businesses toinvestors and judges on the two days of the conference.The judges then gave their opinions on the presentation and offered advice.Through this, the startups stood a chance to get funding for their businesses.The boot campTwo days before the conference began, 27 tech entrepreneurs took part in aboot camp hosted by Demo Africa. During this, they received coaching andmentoring on how to pitch to investors.“The Demo Africa boot camp is a continuation of an online mentoring andcoaching process we have in place for the finalists,” said Harry Hare, executivedirector of Demo Africa.The online programme ran for four weeks and was concluded with the bootcamp.The process of mentoring and coaching was vital for many of theseentrepreneurs, said Hare. “Our experience has shown us that the Demo Africafinalists are at different development and maturity levels within their businesses.“A lot of them are also technically minded rather than business-minded, so werefine them to think more about their business and what they are offering toinvestors,” he explained.Stephen Ozoigba of the African Technology Foundation was one of the mentorsat the boot camp. He said 30% of the startups in the finalists’ group were led bywomen.He encouraged the attendees to support their local startups, especially thoserun by women. “It’s important that we empower women.” The 27 Demo Africa 2016 finalists were part of a two-day boot camp withmentors. (Image: Demo Africa 2016)Advice on making dealsIn the How to Make Deals session, Ozoigba said designation was importantwhen approaching an investor. “Some cities are more favourable.”He spoke about issues that could cause an investor to stop funding a business.One of these was lack of structure, which could lead to your losing a deal with aninvestor. “It’s good to learn governance early [about how business works]. Comeinto board meetings and learn how things work.“For example, learn about what voting is in a board meeting.” At Demo Africa 2016, Stephen Ozoigba (right) of the African Technology Foundation says everyone should support their local startup. Liew Claasen (left) was also part of the discussion. (Image: Melissa Javan)It was important that owners of startups understood the legal status of theentity, said Tomi Davies of the African Business Angels Network. “Before making adeal with an investor, decide who will get the money that you will make.”Their process as investors was simple, said Liew Claasen of Newtown Partner.“You first send out the application to us. We then meet face to face if we think wewant to invest into your business. It helps us to make consistent decisions.”Mistakes some entrepreneurs made were that they did not communicate muchwith the investor after they got the capital, he said. “Post-deal communicate a loteven if you feel this person is too important and busy.“A bad investment is when [the startup] doesn’t give updates [to the investor].We must have a good relationship. Your relationship with your investor will alsosend out a message to the next investor about you.” A panel at Demo Africa in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 August 2016 on How DealsAre Done gives advice to entrepreneurs on dealing with investment partners.(Image: Melissa Javan)Other knowledge sessions included Venture Growth Strategy.Insightful eventEntrepreneurs such as Innocentia Msimango said the conference was an eye-opener for her. She is the owner of a food distribution company called Cyber MobiRoyal Kitchen. Her staff cooks food for clients, which the company then delivers.Msimango said she did not have an idea about what investors sought. “Thisinformation gives me hope.“Not only will I get capital, but heartfelt support of experience. I find itencouraging that there are people wanting to help us.”The conference gave quite refreshing insights, said Donovan Nadison of theBusiness Place Network. “The information here is about how to deal with andmanage complex small businesses support issues.“It confirms to me that South Africa is on the right track. We have expertise indealing with SMME issues that are complex… Everyone can benefit from thenetworking done here.”There were 500 attendees at the conference. The Global EntrepreneurshipCongress will be held in March 2017 in Johannesburg. One of the objectives of thisconference is to brand the City of Gold, as Joburg is known, and the whole of Africaas an investment destination.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more


Why YouTube’s Election Hub is Fizzling


first_imgTags:#marketing#web#YouTube Related Posts YouTube’s livestreaming Elections Hub received a swell of press coverage at launch, but come its first event – the Republican National Convention – the number of viewers was pitifully small. Do the low numbers result from the site’s lack of an adult audience, the difficulty of generating political interest among younger viewers, or ineffective promotion? Turns out, it’s all those things.YouTube partnered with big names for its Elections Hub: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera English, ABC News, BuzzFeed, Univision, Larry King and YouTube favorite Philip DeFranco.  Every partner except for Buzzfeed, DeFranco and Al Jazeera English struggled to get 1000 views of its on-demand content during the RNC and leading up to its Democratic counterpart.    Low Viewership is No SurpriseThe low numbers aren’t surprising, according to a YouTube spokesperson who requested anonymity, as site executives didn’t expect the Elections Hub to be an overnight success considering the average age of the YouTube demographic is in their teens.“We’re very happy with how the Elections Hub is going in these very early days of the political cycle,” wrote the spokesperson in a statement to RWW. “It’s a long-term play that we hope is a great resource for people between now and November 6.” (The spokesperson added, “between live-stream views and views of on-demand video, there have been millions of views of the video on the YouTube Elections Hub since it launched on Wednesday,” but declined to provide specifics. It’s likely those millions are solely DeFranco’s.)Success with Internet-Savvy AudiencesThe list of highest-performing partners – Al Jazeera English, BuzzFeed and DeFranco –  makes sense as all three have a strong Web presence and appeal to a young Internet-savvy audience. DeFranco, who is a YouTube staple, generated at least 50,000 views per video (approaching 1 million on some). Millennials have left comments on his political videos along the line of, “I’ve never voted before, but now I think I will.” DeFranco fans swing Democratic, judging by the relative popularity of his videos, so high viewership of his RNC coverage is telling of his charisma.Conversely, YouTube Elections Hub shows that are meant to appeal to older audiences are failing. Some on-demand episodes of the Larry King Live Web show – presenting guests like Ben Stein and Tanya Acker –  have struggled to break 100 views.  Larry King has more than a million fans on Twitter, but apparently none of them are watching him on YouTube.Ineffective PromotionNonetheless, YouTube is committed to the project. “We’ll keep supporting the Hub with marketing and promotion on YouTube so that people know when major political moments are taking place, and they can check them out live,” the YouTube spokesperson wrote. This advertising strategy is problematic because YouTubers who are already on the site and interested in the election are clearly watching DeFranco’s coverage, and a DeFranco fan would not watch Larry King Live and may not have even heard of him. DeFranco heavily promotes his own shows and does not rely on the video site to promote his Elections Hub programming.Many Election Hub partners are not promoting their own YouTube coverage themselves, perhaps relying on the Google-owned company to do it for them.  Chaotic PartnershipsEven more confusing is the disunity: At press time, New York Times was livestreaming an interview with a pundit about the upcoming DNC through a video player on its own Politics front page, not through YouTube; visit the New York Times Election Hub page on YouTube and no stream of that interview can be found. Then there is a video of New York Times’ Jim Roberts interviewing BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith from the RNC floor on the impact of social media during this election cycle (President Obama on Reddit, tweets about Romney’s VP pick, Ryan) that has only 200 views. This video was not embedded on the New York Time’s site or even linked to BuzzFeed.Checking the ABC News and Wall Street Journal sites reveals a similar lack of promotional coordination.YouTube’s Election Hub won’t be the “long-term success” that the Google-owned company hopes for if the partners don’t bother doing the legwork themselves. Cross-promoting is social media (and YouTube) 101.  Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting fruzsina eordogh 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


Uttar Pradesh PSC recruiting 430 Food Safety Officers


first_imgUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has invited job applications for the post of Food Safety Officer. Interested and eligible candidates have to apply before August 16, 2014.Vacancy details:Name of posts: Food Safety OfficerNumber of posts: 430 postsName of department: Food Safety and Drug Administration DepartmentPay Scale: Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800 (Grade Pay Rs 4,200)Eligibility criteria:The candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology or postgraduate degree in Chemistry or degree in Medicine from a recognised university, or any other equivalent/ recognised qualification notified by the Central Government. The age of the candidates has to be between 21 and 40 years.Application fee:General candidates: Rs 115Other Backward Class (OBC): Rs 115Scheduled Caste (SC): Rs 55Scheduled Tribe (ST): Rs 55Handicapped (PH): Rs 15The fee has to be paid through e-challan which can be deposited in State Bank of India or Punjab National Bank. Candidates can also make the payment through i-collect.How to apply:Interested and eligible candidates are required to apply online through the official website of the commission: http://uppsc.up.nic.in/View_Advertisement.aspx?ID=706&flag=HImportant dates:Opening date for registration: July 14, 2014Last date for receipt of examination fees in the bank: August 11, 2014Closing date for registration: August 16, 2014last_img read more