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first_img West Brom and England Under-21 player Saido Berahino was reportedly punched by a team-mate after failing to apologise for a mistake that led to relegation rivals Cardiff’s late equaliser in a 3-3 Barclays Premier League draw last weekend. West Brom have subsequently played down the incident, while former Swansea captain Monk was involved in a spat with club colleague Chico Flores earlier this season that led to police attending the Welsh team’s training ground. Asked about the West Brom incident, Swans head coach Monk said on Thursday: “I think it shows they (West Brom) want to win. “I am not saying condone it – you shouldn’t be hitting another player, if that’s what happened – but I think it shows they want to win and get out of this situation. “The disappointing thing for me is how those things don’t stay within the changing room. It worries me more who is leaking those stories out. I would prefer those sort of things staying in the confines of the dressing room. “I’ve said all along, these things happen. I have witnessed and been involved in many spats on the training ground. It’s because you want to win. “It could be a five-a-side, and you are on the losing team, someone kicks someone and there is a bit of argy-bargy, but that is because they want to win. “Okay, if it spills over into something else, as a manager and as a club, you obviously discipline them and make sure they don’t go over the top. “With me and Chico, it blew over within the hour. In terms of players and managers, the more you can keep it in house, the better it is. Ninety-nine per cent of the time it isn’t really what it is made out to be.” Top of Monk’s agenda this weekend is securing more league points when they visit Hull on Saturday. Press Association Swansea boss Garry Monk has expressed his disappointment that dressing and training ground bust-ups do not remain in-house. A draw and a win in their last two fixtures against Arsenal and Norwich combined to take Swansea seven points clear of the relegation zone, but Monk added: “We haven’t got enough points to be safe. “It is important we realise the position we are in, which I think we do. We are not safe, we have got a job to do, and we have to do it to the best we can. “I think it is important we finish the season strongly. We have still very much got a job to do, but it is not just about getting safe, it is trying to do that as early as possible and then push on from there. “For me, I want to get a couple more wins, at least, to ensure that we are safe. That is how I feel. “I want to try to win every single game for the rest of the season. If we can’t do that, then we make sure we don’t lose a game. That is the mentality we have to have.” Swansea faced extra demands this season through considerable Europa League commitments – they played 12 qualifiying, group and knockout games before bowing out to Italian heavyweights Napoli – which many pundits feel contributed to their position in the league’s lower half. Monk, though, is concentrated on finishing the campaign strongly, which continues against Hull and then sees them hosting title contenders Chelsea next weekend. “We have had a lot of criticism this year for some of the performances, and quite rightly so,” he said. “I think we want to show a message of intent to take forward that we are a good team, a good club, and when people doubt us this is how we react. That is vitally important in the games left.” last_img read more

first_imgFIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia criticised the organisation’s lack of transparency on Monday and urged it to publish his report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.Garcia has written a report into corruption allegations concerning the attribution of hosting rights for the tournaments but FIFA president Sepp Blatter says publishing it would compromise witness confidentiality.Speaking at the ABA Criminal Justice Section International White Collar Crime Institute conference in London, Garcia said: “The investigation and adjudication process operates in most parts unseen and unheard.”That’s a kind of system which might be appropriate for an intelligence agency, but not for an ethics compliance process in an international sports institution that serves the public and is the subject of intense public scrutiny.”The American lawyer added: “Transparency is not intended to embarrass certain individuals by airing dirty laundry or to harm the organisation by showing what went wrong. It’s the opposite.”Where the institution has taken significant steps forward and made that progress, transparency provides evidence of that to the public.” Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar was awarded the 2022 tournament after a joint-bidding process that was overshadowed by accusations of corruption and horse-trading.Several high-profile figures have called for world governing body FIFA to publish Garcia’s report, including UEFA president Michel Platini and FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.last_img read more

first_imgSecond-half goals from Niko Kranjcar, Gary O’Neil and substitute Armand Traore give QPR a 3-1 victory at Ipswich. See also:QPR’s second-half spree crushes IpswichQPR’s Barton left nursing thigh injuryQPR want a striker after ‘big win’ – BondQPR chairman Fernandes hails travelling fans after win at IpswichIpswich v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.) NASHVILLE — The Sharks are carrying a four-game losing streak into Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators.Not surprisingly, with the Sharks allowing 18 goals on a manned net in regulation time during their slide, goaltending remains a hot topic among Sharks fans.Entering Monday, the Sharks’ team save percentage was .886, 28th in the NHL, just ahead of New Jersey (.882), Los Angeles (.881) and Detroit …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For years, we’ve relied on the use of glyphosate to control weeds. While it’s an effective herbicide, the continued use has resulted in serious weed resistance throughout the Midwest. By not controlling these weeds, studies have shown that yields can be reduced by more than 30 percent. But there is a solution. Farmers across the Midwest have seen high yields and better control with Beck’s LibertyLink® soybeans.As a contact herbicide, Liberty® kills weeds in days versus weeks compared to glyphosate, and there is no documented weed resistance to the unique mode of action it provides. With good spray coverage, farmers will control the toughest glyphosate resistant weeds like marestail, waterhemp, giant ragweed, and Palmer amaranth.last_img read more

first_imgdana oshiro The creators of Firefox had the sense to realize that their uphill battle against Microsoft’s IE was not going to be fought between equal armies. Internet Explorer was already pre-installed on almost every PC, and the Redmond company had ten times the resources to spend on development and research than their open-source competitor. Spread Firefox began as an effort to harness the collective voices of the programmers, marketers and enthusiasts contributing to the Mozilla project. Rather than positioning themselves as a corporate competitor, Firefox likened itself to a political cause. Externally, the group referred to itself as a “movement”, and internally, the very infrastructure of the community site was powered by CivicSpace (formerly DeanSpace). The site is a modified version of the Drupal content management system created for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Spread Firefox became a rallying hub for open-source advocates and Microsoft dissenters. Since the very beginning, Firefox was humanized as the eager young candidate with a can-do attitude, while Microsoft’s IE was portrayed as being bloated, corrupt and resting on his laurels. In this world, the initial political platforms had nothing to do with health care or fiscal responsibility, but rather the impending threats of spyware and Trojan horses. Instead of putting signs on their lawns, volunteers put “Get Firefox” buttons on their personal websites. Instead of holding bake sales, they held hack-a-thons to build new extensions. It’s not unreasonable to compare the browser’s fans to Howard Dean’s leaflet-touting Deaniacs. While most enthusiasts opt to don t-shirts or work on web development, there are certainly zealots. One group of hardcore Oregon State University fans went so far as to create a 220 ft. Firefox crop circle.Both Dean’s campaign strategies and Spread Firefox are testament to small contributions and the power of the internet. The race to 1 billion downloads is a huge step in the browser territory struggle; however, as with Dean’s campaign, it’s still a long way from single-handedly toppling the status quo. Nevertheless, the Firefox campaign may be aided by Microsoft’s antitrust case and the company’s recent proposal to include rival web browsers in the Windows OS throughout Europe.Mozilla’s bid to become commander in chief, at least in Europe, may actually be achieved in the foreseeable future. It will be interesting to see if Opera, Safari and Chrome will step in to split the vote. For more information on Firefox, visit the Spread Firefox site, or to download the browser, visit the product page. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… According to the Mozilla Team and the Firefox Twitter account, the spunky orange browser will reach 1 billion downloads at approximately 3:45 a.m. PT tomorrow morning. Because Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is currently shipped on most Windows machines, IE still maintains its lead as supreme ruler in web browser land. But the very fact that Firefox requires users to recognize the existence of an alternative browser and actively install it, means that 1 billion downloads and 31% market share is a monumental feat. Born out of frustration with the Netscape/America Online browser, Mozilla Firefox was a resource-light alternative created by developers Blake Ross and Dave Hyatt. While America Online continued to tack bells and whistles onto the duo’s Netscape browser project, they spent their free time producing a more straightforward and speedy experience in Firefox. And they were right to do so. Within a month of its November 2004 launch, Firefox would reach 10 million people, and in less than a year, it would reach 100 million. Today, the leap from 100 million to 1 billion downloads can be directly attributed to Spread Firefox – a grassroots community devoted to the browser. Tags: #Browsers#Microsoft#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgThe Stone Rage A new generation of stone-throwing youth became the face of the unrest in the Kashmir Valley as the separatist insurgency completed two decades this year. Over 100 people died in police firing and beatings since the summer of discontent began with killing of a Srinagar student in,The Stone RageA new generation of stone-throwing youth became the face of the unrest in the Kashmir Valley as the separatist insurgency completed two decades this year. Over 100 people died in police firing and beatings since the summer of discontent began with killing of a Srinagar student in police action in June.People’s ManNitish Kumar flashes a victory symbol after winning a second term as the chief minister of Bihar: His landslide victory in the Bihar assembly polls – 206 seats out of 243 – validated development politics and sent casteist politicians like Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan into exile. His win also dashed Rahul Gandhi’s hope of a Congress revival in Bihar and proved that dynasty cannot replace the relevance of good roads.Tape TroublesThe year which saw the reopening of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai – dear to Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata’s heart-also saw the Mr Clean of big business embroiled in the Niira Radia controversy.Faint HeartedBJP President Nitin Gadkari faints during a party anti-price rise rally in Delhi: The low-key Gadkari has had an intensely busy year as party boss, taking on the Congress on the economy and the JPC, defending himself in the Adarsh scam as well as trying to quell internal dissent and corruption scandals in BJP-ruled Karnataka.First Among EqualsHistory and sports seemed inseparable as Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to win a badminton gold at the CWG. She also won four super series titles this year, and the Khel Ratna Award. The series of power-packed performances was carried forward by Sachin Tendulkar who became the first batsman to score 200 in an ODI and slammed his 50th Test ton.The Winning PunchadvertisementGrappler Sushil Kumar proved his class as he became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships. Emerging as a genuine world beater, the golden run of the Olympic bronze-medallist continued at the CWG as he went on to add another gold in India’s kitty. The wrestlers put the country in the record books for clinching 10 medals in the discipline.Oil is Not WellAerial view of oil spill in New Mexico: The world witnessed the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry that flowed for three months and killed 13.Symbols of India RisingBarack Obama addresses Indian Parliament: The watershed year saw India, like a revolving door, hosting every major world leader. Obama spent the longest time abroad as president in India, signing deals worth $10 billion and backing India’s quest for a permanent UN Security Council seat. Vindicating the priority India has acquired internationally, was the new rupee symbol, making it a part of an elite global club and the fifth currency to have a symbol after the US dollar, euro, pound and yen.Fog of WarUS helicopter arrives to carry an injured US soldier in Afghanistan: As the US army got bogged down longer than the Soviets in Afghanistan, it turned out to be one of the deadliest years for America. Amid growing doubts about his war strategy, Obama pledged to pull out of the country and give full security control to the Afghan government by 2014.Divine DispatchNaga sadhus at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar: The holy city hosted the three-month long Purna Kumbh Mela that started in January. On April 14 alone, approximately 10 million people bathed in the River Ganga. By mid-April, about 40 million people had bathed, since January 14, in what is called the largest religious gathering in the world. The gathering is a meeting place for the Naga sadhus, famous for their lack of clothing, bodies coated in a layer of ash and braided hair.Floods of SorrowA stranded Pakistani family surrounded by flood waters (above): 2010 saw its share of disasters too. The Pakistan floods that began in July engulfed one-fifth of the country’s total land area, killing over 2,000 and affecting about 20 million people-exceeding the combined total of those affected by the 2004 tsunami and the 2005 Haiti earthquake.Shock and Oh!Chilean miners emerge after months in the dark (left): $20 million was the cost of the mission to rescue 33 men trapped in a collapsed gold and copper mine in San Jose in Chile after 69 days.last_img read more

first_imgDefinitionBlindness is a lack of vision. It may also refer to a loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.Partial blindness means you have very limited vision.Complete blindness means you cannot see anything and do not see light. (Most people who use the term “blindness” mean complete blindness.)People with vision that is worse than 20/200 with glasses or contact lenses are considered legally blind in most states in the United States.Vision loss refers to the partial or complete loss of vision. This vision loss may happen suddenly or over a period of time.Some types of vision loss never lead to complete blindness.Alternative NamesLoss of vision; No light perception (NLP); Low vision; Vision loss and blindnessCommon CausesBlindness has many causes. In the United States, the leading causes are:Accidents or injuries to the surface of the eye (such as chemical burns or sports injuries)DiabetesGlaucomaMacular degenerationThe type of partial vision loss may differ, depending on the cause:With cataracts, vision may be cloudy or fuzzy, and bright light may cause glareWith diabetes, vision may be blurred, there may be shadows or missing areas of vision, and difficulty seeing at nightWith glaucoma, there may be tunnel vision and missing areas of visionWith macular degeneration, the side vision is normal but the central vision is slowly lostOther causes of vision loss include:Blocked blood vesselsComplications of premature birth (retrolental fibroplasia)Complications of eye surgeryLazy eyeOptic neuritisStrokeRetinitis pigmentosaTumors such as retinoblastoma and optic gliomaHome CareadvertisementWhen you have low vision, you may have trouble driving, reading, or doing small tasks such as sewing or making crafts. You can make changes in your home and routines that help you stay safe and independent. Many services will provide you with the training and support you need to live independently.Call your health care provider ifSudden vision loss is always an emergency, even if you have not completely lost all vision. You should never ignore loss of vision, thinking it will get better.Contact an ophthalmologist or go to the emergency room immediately. Most serious forms of vision loss are painless, and the absence of pain in no way diminishes the urgent need to get medical care. Many forms of vision loss only give you a short amount of time to be successfully treated.What to expect at your health care providers officeA complete and thorough eye examination will be performed. The treatment will depend on the cause of the vision loss.For long-term vision loss, see a low-vision specialist, who can help you learn to care for yourself and live a full life.ReferencesKraut JA. Vision rehabilitation. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duanes Ophthalmology. On DVD-ROM, 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012:chap 46.Olitsky SE, Hug D, Smith LP. Disorders of Vision. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2011:chap 613.Yanoff M, Cameron D. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 431.Review Date:9/3/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

first_imgBangladesh spun their way to a first Test victory over Australia on Wednesday, with Shakib Al Hasan’s second five-wicket haul of the match securing a memorable 20-run win inside four days at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.Overnight batsman David Warner struck a belligerent 112 and added 130 runs with skipper Steve Smith but their efforts were in vain as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.Chasing 265 to win , Australia lost five wickets in an eventful morning session, and whatever hopes they had were snuffed out when Shakib bowled Glenn Maxwell with the first delivery after the lunch break.Pat Cummins scored an unbeaten 33 down the order to inject some drama but it was not enough in the end as Australia were all out for 244.10th Test win for Bangladesh ????5 vs Zim2 vs WI1 vs Eng/SL/Aus#BanvAus- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 30, 2017Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was delighted to record the country’s first victory over Australia.”Obviously a great feeling, beating Australia,” he said at the presentation ceremony. (Well done Bangladesh! Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Clarke hail Bangla Tigers after historic Test win)”A great effort by the boys, especially Shakib and Tamim (Iqbal) were outstanding,” he said of the duo, who featured in a 155-run partnership to rescue Bangladesh from a top order collapse in their first innings.Shakib (5/85) celebrated his 50th Test appearance by scoring 84 in the first innings and finishing with a 10-wicket match haul, a performance worthy of his status as the world’s top-ranked Test all-rounder.advertisementHe was the obvious choice for Man of the Match.Resuming on 109/2, Warner batted with calculated aggression, while Smith was content to play second fiddle as they continued the good work they had started on Tuesday evening with some generous assistance from Lady Luck.(AP Photo)Warner survived a review before the southpaw brought up his 19th Test century, a second in Asia. Then, when the opener was on 106, he pulled a Shakib delivery and the ball flew past leg-slip before the fielder could put his hands together.David Warner..19th Test 1001st vs & in Bangladesh1st in the subcontinent2nd in Asia5th away 1002nd in 20172nd in 4th inns#BanvAus- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 30, 2017Smith was on 28 when Tamim spilled him at mid-on but Shakib was lurking round the corner with his left-arm spin to change the complexion of the match.Shakib first trapped Warner leg-before for 112 and, four overs later, had Smith caught behind for 37 to pile the pressure back on Australia.On a turning track where their frontline batsmen have struggled against Bangladesh’s three-pronged spin attack, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade and Ashton Agar all fell in quick succession prior to lunch.Cummins hit a couple of sixes in his aggressive innings but ran out of partners after Taijul Islam trapped Josh Hazlewood leg-before.Smith said failing to pile up runs in the first innings had made their job tougher.”It was a great test match, credit to Bangladesh the way they played,” he added.”We probably let ourselves down in the first innings with the bat, probably should have made a few more there. It was pretty difficult batting here in the second innings and I thought we did pretty well to get 240 in the end.”Australia will slip one place to fifth in the Test rankings even if they level the series by winning the second Test in Chittagong from Monday. A second defeat would see them lose another place.Australia in Asia since October 2008….Tests: 23, Won 2, Lost 16, Drawn 5 (win% 8.70)Lost:10 in India3 in SL2 in UAE1 in Ban#BanvAus- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 30, 2017Australia in Tests in Asia in last 5 years:L L L L L L L L L W L D L L12 Losses1 Win1 Draw#BANvAUS- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 30, 2017last_img read more

first_imgTalcher: Five people, including a woman and two girls, were killed when a wild elephant strayed into human habitation in different villages of Angul district, officials said Friday.The tusker entered Sandha village near here from a forest late on Thursday night and trampled to death three members of a family, who were sleeping in the verandah of their house. A man and his two-year-old daughter were among those killed in the first incident. The family was staying in Sandha village since the man was working in a brick kiln in the locality. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe jumbo also killed a woman in the same village while she was asleep in the verandah of her house. The tusker then proceeded to Santhapada village where it crushed to death a 70-year-old man, the official said. Angry over the incidents, residents of the two villages staged a road blockade on Friday morning demanding adequate compensation to the family of the deceased. The blockade was lifted after financial assistance was provided to the families of the deceased. Steps were being taken for payment of ex-gratia as per rules, he said. Efforts were on to drive the wild elephant into the forest, a forest official said.last_img read more