Spain draw 1-1 with Sweden to qualify for Euro 2020

first_imgA stoppage-time strike by substitute Rodrigo cancelled out Marcus Berg’s opener for Sweden and gave Spain the draw they needed to qualify for Euro 2020 in a Group F game that finished 1-1 on Tuesday.Spain dominated the opening 20 minutes and looked set to easily book their berth in next year’s finals but Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen pulled off a string of superb saves as his side grew into the game.Striker Berg put Sweden in front early in the second half after his initial header was saved, as was Emil Forsberg’s shot, but Berg nodded home from close range at the second attempt to give his side the lead.Spain goalkeeper David De Gea left the fray injured on the hour mark and, despite plenty of possession, the Spaniards had to wait until stoppage time before Rodrigo finally found a way past Olsen, firing home to send his group-leading side to the finals. Results from European Championship qualification on Tuesday: Finland (1) 3 Armenia (0) 0 Switzerland (1) 2 Republic of Ireland (0) 0 Gibraltar (0) 2 Georgia (2) 3 Sweden (0) 1 Spain (0) 1 Romania 1 Norway 1 Faroe Islands (0) 1 Malta (0) 0 Israel (3) 3 Latvia (1) 1 Liechtenstein (0) 0 Italy (1) 5 Greece (1) 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina (1) 1last_img read more

Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr

first_imgSHEFFIELD, England — Kell Brook lost his IBF welterweight belt when American challenger Errol Spence Jr. stopped him in the 11th round on Saturday.Backed by most of the 27,000 spectators at Bramall Lane in his Sheffield hometown, Brook met Spence on even terms in the first eight rounds.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique’s last game View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img But Brook’s left eye began to swell, and he was knocked down in the 10th round. With his left eye almost closed, he took a knee in the 11th and referee Howard Foster agreed to end the contest.Spence, who owns a 22-0 record with 19 knockouts, relieved Brook of the welterweight title in his fourth defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundBrook, at 36-2, lost for a second straight time after an ill-fated attempt to move up two divisions to middleweight and take on Gennady Golovkin eight months ago. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions 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 For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’last_img read more


first_img…the ConstitutionA Constitution basically describes how the powers of the state’s gonna be distributed in the institutions of the country. So, dear reader, whenever folks talk about “changing Constitutions”, they’re talking about changing the power distribution, right? And if this is so, it doesn’t take too many grey cells to figure out there will always be two sides to these calls — those who benefit from the present power distribution and want to keep the status quo, and those who want to change it.So this talk about changing the Constitution — that’s once again rising — has been going on forever. But your Eyewitness isn’t surprised that the parties to this exercise don’t tell the folks out there it’s a never-ending process. If only for the simple reason that whenever anyone proposes a better way for governing ourselves by redistributing power, there will always be politicians who will bend those rules to further their own interests — even those politicians who made the calls in the first place.Take the British, who gave us our first Independence Constitution along with a new way of electing the government: through Proportional Representation, rather than “first past the post”. It was supposed to allow a proliferation of parties in our Land of Six Peoples, and so split up the votes to the extent that parties would need to coalesce to get into State House. At the time, however, Burnham said he didn’t care what Constitution he got, he knew how to ensure he kept power. He placed his bets on human nature, which really never changes.He did coalesce his PNC with the UF…but immediately started manoeuvres to make the latter impotent. Buying out the UF MPs (and some of the PPP’s to boot!!) was only one of his moves. But it was based on his certainty that everyone has a price, and it’s just a matter of negotiating with the ones who can be bought for the least price. Negotiating is always about personal perks. So when we fast forward to the present, and agonise why the constitutional redistribution of power after the changes of 2000 failed, we don’t have to only look at the Constitution and its rules. The fault, dear reader, also lies in the greedy ones in the game.The initial hope of PR forcing coalitions was based on the expectation that coalitions would force compromises to spread around the power so it doesn’t end up in one spot — which was the problem to begin with, in the first place.But when you have folks who can be bought with baubles and SUVs, the status quo will remain. And constitutional change will be demanded again!…the guppiesAfter all the background stuff above, your Eyewitness figures he might as well connect the dots on what’s playing out in the power game right now. And don’t forget it’s ALWAYS about power, OK? The politicians will keep up the sharp patter of those street hustlers with their three card monte, but keep your eyes on the prize!So we had the guppy parties coalescing with the PNC to form APNU. But they were never bargaining to redistribute power, were they? Each of them simply hoped for a piece of the action. So when we hear the WPA wasn’t involved in Roopnaraine’s appointment as Education Minister, why is that surprising? It was always about the personal perks. Ditto about those who became “Presidential Advisors”. And even though the AFC “negotiated” the Cummingsburg Accord”, that became a useless piece of paper when Nagamootoo and Ramjattan didn’t pull out when no power was really redistributed.Was it because they knew many of their erstwhile comrades had been bought out by then?…the bean countersTwo years on, Finance Minister Jordan can’t explain why the Government hasn’t been able to find the “billions and billions” APNU/AFC had claimed the PPP “siphoned off”.What to do? Blame the auditors!! Off with their heads!!last_img read more

Arsenal fined Sh9.35m over Chambers transfer

first_imgChambers moved from Saints to the Gunners in July 2014 for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £11 million.An FA statement read: “Arsenal admitted part of the breach (of Football Agent Regulations) but denied another, which was found not proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission.“The charges against Mr Middleton, which he denied, were found proven.”The written reasons for the sanctions described the incident as a classic case of “fronting”, where an unauthorised and unlicensed agent was involved.A statement from Arsenal read: “We acted in good faith throughout in this transfer and had no reason to believe that the player’s representative was not authorised to be involved in the transfer negotiations.“The FA fully recognised that there was no intention to mislead on Arsenal’s part.“We have improved our procedures to prevent this happening again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Calum Chambers (left) vies for the ball with David Silva of Manchester City. Arsenal have been signed and warned over his signing. PHOTO/FileLONDON, October 26- Arsenal have been fined £60,000 (Sh9,352,666.47)and warned over their future conduct for falling foul of football agent rules in the transfer of Calum Chambers from Southampton, the Football Association has announced.Agent Alan Middleton was fined £30,000 and suspended for three months for his part in the transfer.last_img read more

Pochettino delighted for match winner Lamela as Tottenham edge past Burnley

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino feels Erik Lamela’s wonder goal will boost the Argentine’s confidence as Spurs edged past Burnley.Lamela’s long-range strike in the 35th minute proved to be the match winner at White Hart Lane as the hosts beat Burnley 2-1 and climbed to sixth in the Premier League table.It was the winger’s first league goal for Spurs since joining in 2013 and the Tottenham manager hopes it is a major step in the right direction for the 22-year-old.“He is very happy because it is his first [league] goal and we are very happy too because it helped the team get the three points,” said Pochettino.“It is important for him. We need to understand Erik is still young, he has a big talent but it was difficult his first season in England.“This season he is fit – in the beginning it wasn’t easy for him to play but he just needed time.“Today was great for him because he needs to build his confidence, to be more strong and when we saw his performance today he is happy because it is another step in the right direction.”last_img read more

McInnes delighted as Aberdeen move one point off top

first_imgAberdeen boss Derek McInnes hailed his side’s consistency as their emphatic 5-1 victory over Dundee took them to within a point of Premiership leaders Rangers.Sam Cosgrove and Andrew Considine both struck doubles for the home side, with Connor McLennan also on the scoresheet. Dundee’s lone consolation came from distance, with on-loan Celtic man Calvin Miller finding the net.McInnes said “I’m really pleased. From the outset it was very clear the players had an appetite for the game. “We’ve scored ten goals in three games, and it shows the importance of carrying a threat at the top end. We’ve had a good spread of goals around the team.”With the Dons having gone under the radar as they moved up the table, McInnes feels there’s more to come from his side, adding “I think it’s not eight out of ten in the league, and I think it’ll be difficult to sustain runs in the league this season.“I still feel that we’re winning games without key players. We’ve had to deal with a lot of injuries. “January will give us some respite and hopefully let us add to the squad. “We set a target before the Livingston game to win four games, to take us to 36 points after 19 games. “We’ve got nine of nine, and we’ll try to get the next three against Hearts on Saturday.”Dundee’s manager, Jim McIntyre, admits he has work to do in January despite a recent upturn in results, but the result at Pittodrie wasn’t a factor in that.He said “It wasn’t good enough. We were miles off it. Aberdeen were quicker, stronger, and I think they bullied us at times. “We were too meek, and need to show far, far more. Saturday we had a poor 25 minutes but otherwise played well. Nobody did well tonight, and it’s not good enough.“Tonight was our game in hand. We knew it would be difficult, but it was an opportunity for us to pick something up. “We have work to do and that was the case even when we were four games unbeaten.“We have some good players, but we need some help. We’re at the bottom of the league for a reason and we have to strengthen in the window.“We face Celtic at the weekend. That’s not our fight. We want to go there and be hard to beat, but after a performance like that it’s a sore one. “You can’t feel sorry for yourself. You have to enjoy going to play at Parkhead.”last_img read more

Rovers draw with Derry as new boss sets sights on safety

first_imgNew Sligo Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle says his immediate target with the club is to get out of the relegation zone.The ex-Cliftonville boss was introduced to fans at the weekend and says it is important that the Bit O’ Red start picking up points…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Rovers played a one-all draw with Derry City at the Showgrounds on Saturday, with Kieran Sadlier getting the Rovers goal.Interim boss Declan McIntyre heaped praise on the club’s top-scorer as he spoke to Darragh Cox…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Forest Service to hold open houses to discuss forest plan revision

first_imgThe U.S. Forest Service will hold open houses at district offices to provide the public with opportunities to talk with forest staff about local issues, district projects and forest plan revision.The open houses will have a flexible format allowing the public to come at any time during the specified hours and talk directly with Forest staff one-on-one. District rangers and members of the forest plan revision team will be present from 3 to 6 pm on each of the following days and locations:• Sept. 15, Nantahala Ranger District Office, 90 Sloan Road, Franklin• Sept. 22, Cheoah Ranger District Office, 1070 Massey Branch Road, Robbinsville• Sept. 27, Tusquitee Ranger District Office, 123 Woodland Dr, Murphy• Oct. 6, Grandfather Ranger District, 109 Lawing Dr, Nebo• Oct. 12, Pisgah Ranger District Office, 1600 Pisgah Hwy, Brevard• Oct. 13, Appalachian Ranger District Office, 632 Manor Rd, Mars Hilllast_img read more

HR: Our Voice is Needed

first_imgThe front cover of an old issue of Personnel Administrator (the precursor to HR Magazine) reads: “If we must single out one priority, it would be legislation affecting productivity. We must also work toward breaking down the adversary relationship between labor and management.”That was in January 1984, and although I would not define today’s relationship between labor and enlightened management as adversarial, HR still must guide that relationship.Consider a few noteworthy items which came out of Washington recently that required our input and attention: In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule, the so-called “Ambush Election Rule,” which makes several changes to simplify and speed up the union election process, potentially tilting the election outcome to a union win.America’s new health care law, The Affordable Care Act, defines “full-time” as an employee working 30 hours per week, which has significantly impacted hiring practices in specific industries. And President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address included a laundry list of workplace issues—from mandatory paid sick leave to wage inequality to overtime eligibility.This is why, as a profession, we need to be informed about what’s happening in the halls of power—in the Capitol, government agencies, state houses and courtrooms across the country. But we need to go one step farther…We need to make sure HR’s voice is heard through the voices of advocates on the issues that affect our workplaces and our employees.As your professional society, SHRM works year-round on your behalf in Washington. We joined a lawsuit challenging the legality of the “Ambush Election” rule, serve as a leader of the More Time for Full Time Coalition in support of a 40 hour work week and shared our perspective on several items in the 2015 State of the Union address, for example.  There is also an important role for you to play as an HR professional in this process by becoming a member of the SHRM Advocacy Team (“A-Team”). This local member-driven effort gives you the unique opportunity to raise your voice to shape effective workplace public policy.We may have different perspectives and opinions on these and other workplace issues, but one thing is clear: HR’s voice is relevant, wanted and greatly needed.Want to better understand the legislative and regulatory landscape that your business faces in the year ahead? Register for the 2015 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference, March 23-25, 2015, in Washington, D.C.last_img read more

Think Intel Is Just About Silicon? Think Again.

first_imgWhen many people think about Intel, they think about silicon and only silicon. While there is good reason for this view—Intel is renowned globally for its relentless innovation in microprocessors—Intel is actually about far more than silicon. Intel is, in fact, also very much a software company with a sharp focus on driving advances in data analytics with a huge commitment to open source software.Prior to joining the company in 2015, I pretty much shared the prevailing view of Intel throughout my career. I entered the tech industry as a software engineer and then moved into the entrepreneurial realm, founding and running tech companies. Throughout my career, I thought of Intel as a world-class company that made the infrastructure at the bottom of the IT stack.And then came my conversations with Intel, which led me to my current role leading big data solutions business development. Through this process, I became intimately acquainted with the work Intel is doing to accelerate the development of innovative solutions for data analytics that span the silicon and software stack.Intel has a long and successful track record for investments in open source software initiatives and new technologies, including, in recent years, big data. Let’s consider some examples:Intel invested early on in driving advances in the open source Apache Hadoop platform for storing and processing big data in its many forms—from social media to transactional systems. To that end, Intel has made a significant investment in Cloudera, a leader in Hadoop solutions.Intel technologies for data analytics are at the heart of many solutions for precision medicine—such as solutions that analyze data from an individual’s genome to develop narrowly targeted treatments for cancers.At the Oregon Health & Science University, cardiologists leverage the Trusted Analytics Platform to analyze big data from wearables in a clinical study that merges 24×7 lifestyle data with wearable devices, home monitoring devices, and clinical records.Intel innovations are all over the Internet of Things (IoT), from drones that capture and transmit data pertaining to the land below to the snowboards of world-class athletes. At the X Games Aspen 2016, the Intel Curie compute module was embedded directly on athletes’ snowboards to capture everything from speed and jump height to air time and numbers of rotations—all in real time in an effort to enhance the viewing experience for fans.These are just a handful of examples to illustrate the bigger point: Intel is not just inside servers, desktop computers, and mobile devices; analytic investments and innovation from Intel are present in all layers of the IT stack—from infrastructure to applications.Without analytics, big data isn’t worth the media it’s written on. You can’t do anything with it. But with today’s advanced analytics tools, you can put data to work to save lives, improve athletic performance, drive better business performance, and make countless other things possible.I’ve spent the past six years excited about and motivated by the potential of big data, and I’m equally excited about the work we are doing here at Intel to help organizations and individuals realize the benefits that emerge at the intersection of massive amounts of data, advanced analytics tools, and high-performance processors.You can expect to hear much more from me on these topics in the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, if you’re heading to the Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose this week, you can get a close-up look at some of the exciting work that Intel and its partners are doing to help organizations accelerate the value to be derived from big data via analytics.And if you’re ready for a deeper dive right now, you can get a look at some innovative use cases for big data—from smart clouds to more precise farming, from heart-health programs to cancer research labs—at the Intel New Center of Possibility site. And to dive down into the capabilities of the Trusted Analytics Platform, visit—and learn how you can close the gap between big data and the applications that need to consume the data to deliver value.last_img read more