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Birthday boy Santi, Giroud gun down Magpies

first_imgNewcastle were second-best from the first whistle and could have no complaints about the scoreline, which left them in seventh place in the table, three points behind sixth-place Arsenal.Arsenal’s injury woes have mounted to such an extent that right-back Mathieu Debuchy was pressed into an emergency centre-back role against Alan Pardew’s previously in-form side.While Pardew crowned his fourth anniversary at St James’ Park with an impressive 2-1 win over Chelsea last weekend, Wenger had begun to feel the heat from elements of Arsenal’s fanbase.But Arsenal almost handed their under-fire manager an ideal start via Per Mertesacker.The German defender saw his eighth-minute header from Cazorla’s corner rattle the crossbar and bounce to safety.But it was not long before Arsenal drew first blood, as Giroud pounced in the 15th minute.The Frenchman sprayed a pass wide to Alexis Sanchez and then galloped into the box, getting a run on Daryl Janmaat in the process, to head home the Chilean’s subsequent cross.Barely two minutes later, the home fans were on their feet when Danny Welbeck found the bottom corner, only for referee Lee Mason to penalise the England striker for tripping Janmaat in the build-up.– Giroud’s exquisite finish –It was all Arsenal, and Welbeck came close to adding a second goal when he saw his volley from Sanchez’s scooped pass fly just wide.However, for all Arsenal’s dominance, it took a fine double save from goalkeeper Wojciech Szczensy to thwart Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse in the 33rd minute.That was a warning sign for Arsenal, who were entitled to feel aggrieved after Mason awarded a free-kick rather than a penalty after Paul Dummett tripped Sanchez on the edge of his own area just before the interval.Sanchez was proving a real nuisance for Newcastle and it was no surprise to see him carve out Cazorla’s 54th-minute goal.The former Barcelona forward played a pass into the box from the left and Cazorla eluded Fabricio Coloccini’s sprawling challenge before elegantly chipping Jak Alnwick to crown his 30th birthday in style.Four minutes, later Arsenal extended their lead through Giroud, who produced an exquisite finish with the outside of his foot to steer Hector Bellerin’s low cross into the roof of the net at the near post.Arsenal were cruising, but clean sheets have been a rarity this season for Wenger’s men and this game was to prove no exception.Jack Colback’s free-kick from the left allowed Ayoze Perez to glance a header past Szczesny and throw the visitors a 63rd-minute lifeline.But Arsenal quickly regained control, and after Kieran Gibbs had fired into the side-netting, Cazorla made it 4-1 with a classy chipped penalty following a foul on Welbeck by Dummett.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, December 13- Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla each scored twice as Arsenal beat Newcastle United 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday to ease the pressure on long-serving manager Arsene Wenger.Wenger was verbally abused by a small group of fans following Arsenal’s 3-2 loss at Stoke City last weekend, but he was serenaded by the home support after his side put Newcastle to the sword at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more


January 11, 2020 0

Morneau vows oilpatch support through Trans Mountain as protesters chant outside

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Hundreds of protesters chanting “Build that pipe now” jammed a downtown Calgary street for the second time in five days on Tuesday, this time to mark a speech by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau.Organizer James Robson with the Canada Action Coalition says his group, which picketed a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last Thursday, plans to show up every time a federal cabinet minister does because it’s important Canadians see the “pain” caused by low oil prices blamed on insufficient pipeline access to markets.Inside, during a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Morneau said Ottawa has shown its support of western Canadian energy workers by buying the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion and continuing to try to get its expansion project built after a court overturned its regulatory approval in August.- Advertisement -He conceded that the “industry is under threat” and said he is sympathetic to the “extreme anxiety” Albertans are feeling but added policies unveiled in his fiscal update last week will help encourage investment in the country.He dodged questions about whether the federal government will contribute to an Alberta plan to buy railcars to transport oil to market, noting he is willing to listen to short-term solutions but repeating that the Trans Mountain expansion is the best long-term answer.Robson said his organization wants the government to rethink its Bill C-69 to revamp the National Energy Board and Bill C-48 to ban oil tankers on the northern coast of British Columbia, noting both make building pipelines more difficult.Advertisementlast_img read more


January 10, 2020 0

England’s best Under-21 side (with no drop outs) – Sterling, Wilshere, Jones and Kane all included

first_img Ideal Scenario: How England’s Under-21 side could look if everyone who was eligible played 2 England crashed out of the Under-21 European Championship on Wednesday night following a rudderless display against Italy.Having been installed as one of the favourites before the tournament, Gareth Southgate’s side finished bottom of Group B to spark more suggestions the future of the national side is anything but bright.Not even Tottenham Hotspur’s Golden Boy, Harry Kane, could save the Young Lions.However, although the 21-year-old was clearly suffering from fatigue, and lacking the sharpness that saw him score 31 goals last season, at least he was in the Czech Republic representing his country.The Spurs striker’s attitude is a refreshing one. Although he’s already made the step up into Roy Hodgson’s senior squad, he didn’t throw his toys out of the pram or complain that the Young Lions were beneath him. He just wanted to play.Not all of his countryman share a similar school of thought. Plenty of players who are already proven Premier League regulars could have technically featured in the tournament this summer, but were busy kicking back on a beach somewhere instead.Of course, there’s two sides to every coin and some figures in the game argue that a tournament-free summer provides a crucial opportunity for players to rest up and prepare for their next club campaign.Yet tournament football is a challenge that players from these shores rarely encounter, given that the cream of the crop are often fast tracked to the big time and miss out several crucial developmental steps along the way.If all of the players that were eligible by virtue of their age were fit and willing to board the plane, Southgate’s side would have had an entirely different feel to it this summer.Dare we say it, they might actually have reached the latter stages of the competition.Granted, Raheem Sterling is already a full England international, but he would have been assured of a starting berth, while Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could have partnered each other in the centre of midfield.Here’s talkSPORT’s ideal England Under-21 XI in full:last_img read more


January 3, 2020 0

U.S. troops face deadly October

first_imgThere have been growing signs in recent days of mounting strain between Washington and the wobbly government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who felt compelled during a conversation with President Bush this week to seek his assurances that the Americans were not going to dump him. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari on Wednesday blamed American officials who ran Iraq before its own government took nominal control for bringing the country to the present state of chaos. “Had our friends listened to us, we would not be where we are today,” Zebari said in an interview with The Associated Press. Asked which friends he was referring to, Zebari said: “The Americans, the Coalition \, the British. OK? Because they didn’t listen to us. They did exactly what they wanted to do. … Had they listened to us, we would have been someplace else \, really.” It was an unusually harsh statement from Zebari, a Kurd, whose ethnic group owes much to the U.S. intervention in Iraq and for its virtual autonomy in the north of the country. A report in Britain’s Financial Times on Wednesday said the White House is now pressuring Iraqi authorities to give amnesty to Sunni insurgents. That would be a surprising change for the Bush administration, which has resisted amnesty because it could potentially include fighters who have killed American troops. At the State Department, spokesman Tom Casey said a decision on amnesty would be left to the Iraqi government. “I wouldn’t describe our position as pressuring them to do this now or at any particular moment except at a point when they feel their national reconciliation process has gone through its appropriate steps and they’re ready to move forward with it,” Casey said. Soon after taking office in May, al-Maliki proposed an amnesty for insurgents who put down their arms. But no insurgents took up the offer, and the proposal bogged down amid differences over who would be eligible. Al-Maliki said those “with blood on their hands” either Iraqis or American soldiers, would not be covered. Despite the climbing death toll, the U.S. military claims it is making progress in taming runaway violence in the capital as it engages insurgents, militias and sectarian death squads, rounds up suspects and uncovers weapons caches and masses of stockpiled explosives. The latest American death took place Wednesday, when a soldier was killed after his patrol was attacked with small-arms fire south of Baghdad. Ten Americans were killed on Tuesday – nine soldiers and a Marine – the highest single-day combat death toll for U.S. forces since Jan. 5, when 11 service members were killed across Iraq. There have been days with a higher number of U.S. deaths, but not solely from combat. October is now on track to be the deadliest month for American forces in Iraq since November 2004, when military offenses primarily in the then-insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, left 137 troops dead, 126 of them in combat. “It breaks my heart because behind every casualty is somebody with tears in their eyes,” Bush told ABC News in an interview. “I think the hardest part of the presidency is to meet with families who’ve lost their loved one.” With Iraq becoming an increasing issue in the Nov. 7 midterm elections in the United States, White House spokesman Tony Snow was asked if the rising toll would cause Bush to alter course. “No, his strategy is to win,” Snow said. “The president understands not only the difficulty of it, but he grieves for the people who have served with valor. But as everybody says correctly, we’ve got to win. And that comes at a cost.” Just north of Baghdad, in the city of Balad, at least 95 people died in a five-day sectarian slaughter that began Friday. On Wednesday, key tribal, religious and government officials brokered a 20-day truce in the region, hoping to work through Sunni and Shiite grievances during the cooling off period.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – Eleven more U.S. troops were slain in combat, the military said Wednesday, putting October on track to be the deadliest month for U.S. forces since the siege of Fallujah nearly two years ago. The military says the sharp increase in U.S. casualties – 70 so far this month – is tied to Ramadan and a security crackdown that has left American forces more vulnerable to attack in Baghdad and its suburbs. Muslim tenets hold that fighting a foreign occupation force during Islam’s holy month puts a believer especially close to God. As the death toll climbed for both U.S. forces and Iraqi civilians, who are being killed at a rate of 43 a day, the country’s Shiite-dominated government remained under intense U.S. pressure to shut down Shiite militias. Some members of the armed groups have fractured into uncontrolled, roaming death squads out for revenge against Sunni Arabs, the Muslim minority in Iraq who were politically and socially dominant until the fall of Saddam Hussein. last_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

Fulham tweet out April Fool’s Day joke but it backfires badly

first_imgApril Fool’s Day is upon us – the one time in the year where everyone fancies themselves as a comedian.Even Premier League clubs like to get in on the act but not all of them execute it well. Haven’t you been playing the April fools all season anyway?— Matt Boisclair (@mattffc1981) April 1, 2019 shining pic.twitter.com/ab0tjYl2P5— Raheel (@Raheelovic) April 1, 2019 talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker And while the post was probably an attempt to bring some much-needed humour to a dismal season, it didn’t go down well with the fans.Below you can see the best tweets of these Fulham fans criticising the club’s attempt at an April Fool’s joke. Fulham’s April Fool’s joke caused some controversy among their fans tense We are also delighted to announce that @FulhamFC will be the first team in Premier league history to get promoted and spend over £100 million on players and get relegated #FFC #sadfactbuttrue— Alan (@AlanFehres) April 1, 2019 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January @FulhamFC wouldn’t be surprised if it was so you could fleece us for the extra printing costs— SessW6 #stopthegreed (@e_go2) April 1, 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 🔢We’re delighted to confirm that #FFC are set to become the first side in Premier League history to adopt double-digits on every shirt.— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) April 1, 2019 no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? First team in history to enter triple digits in goals conceded— MarkH (@MarkHillaFFC) April 1, 2019 Middlesbrough vs Bristol City (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland (Wednesday 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Liverpool (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Huddersfield vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm)Coventry vs Bristol Rovers (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Wolves (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT Fulham’s April Fool’s post on their Twitter account received all sorts of criticism from Cottagers supporters after claiming that they would become the first club in Premier League history to adopt double digits on the back of every shirt.It wasn’t the quality of the joke that irked the Fulham fans, it was more due to the club making a joke in what has been a poor season for them back in the top flight.Fulham are 19th in the table with just 17 points following their 2-0 defeat at Manchester City last weekend and could join Huddersfield in the Championship by next weekend. The real joke is referring to us as Premier League 😢— Steven Rees (@Captain_Mugwash) April 1, 2019 pic.twitter.com/KPE227v6SE— Adam Bright (@AdamBrightPhoto) April 1, 2019Fulham’s social team tried to diffuse the situation by posting another joke but the damage was already done! REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LIVE ON TALKSPORT 40 would have been some nice digits to have— Tracy Lewington (@LEWT1967) April 1, 2019 April Fools … ‘Premier League history’ 😂😂😂 on our wayyyyyy to the championship— Craig Jordan (@xarm0x) April 1, 2019 If we put as much effort as this April fool joke onto the pitch we could of had a chance of staying up— Muzzy (@muzzyboii) April 1, 2019 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 huge blow deals LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS #FFC admin this morning… 🤷‍♂️ #AprilFools pic.twitter.com/0PFeF4WkPV— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) April 1, 2019last_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

Pochettino eyes five new players and could have more than £100m to spend

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ gameday cracker getty tense Christian Eriksen, right, could leave Spurs this summer REPLY latest huge blow Pochettino’s men booked their spot in the Champions League semi-finals in dramatic fashion when they knocked out Manchester City on Wednesday night, but the 47-year-old is already planning significant changes.He will have a kitty of £60m plus whatever he generates from player sales — with a number of key personnel set to depart White Hart Lane in the summer.Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld are among the players who could move on. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 whoops Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 Mauricio Pochettino could have £150m to revamp his Tottenham squad this summer, according to reports.The Daily Mail claim the Spurs boss wants up to new five players ahead of the club’s first full season in their £1billion stadium. Mauricio Pochettino will have a budget of £150m to spend on players this summer Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion SORRY Eriksen, 27, has a year left on his current deal and with talks over a new contract continuing to stall, Spurs would be willing to sell now rather than lose him for nothing in 2020.Alderweireld also has a year left on his current deal, but a £25m release clause stipulated in his contract will be activated this summer, meaning the north London club will be powerless to keep the Belgian if he wants to move on.Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Kieran Tripper could also move as part of Pochettino’s summer upheaval.last_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

Mourinho rules himself out of Newcastle job: ‘Finishing ninth not in my nature’

first_img Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions getty Jose Mourinho looks unlikely to become the next Newcastle manager after revealing he will not join a club who settle for ‘seventh, eighth or ninth’.The 56-year-old recently emerged as the shock favourite to succeed Rafael Benitez at St James’ Park. deals Newcastle are on the hunt for a new boss after confirming Benitez will depart when his contract expires on Sunday, but links to Mourinho appear to be tenuous.The former Manchester United boss, who has been out of work since he was sacked by the Red Devils in December, has explained precisely why he wouldn’t take over at a club like Newcastle.In an interview recorded before Benitez’s departure was announced, Mourinho told The Coaches’ Voice: “The only thing that I know is what I don’t want: I am quite pathological in the sense of I have to play to win. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January TROPHY LATEST LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “Then, if I don’t win, then that’s my problem and the players and the club and the structure but I need a project where the feeling is I play to win.“If somebody gives me a wonderful 10-year contract and the objective of the team is to stay in the first half of the table and if you finish seventh, eighth or ninth, it’s perfect, then that’s not for me. That’s my nature.“My next (goal) is to fight to win”.Benitez managed to achieve mid-table finishes with next-to-no transfer budget at Newcastle, and many fans have reacted to news of his imminent exit with outrage.The club made £11.2 million profit on transfers during his tenure and many blame owner Mike Ashley’s lack of ambition as the reason behind the Spaniard’s departure.Reports suggest the 59-year-old, hugely popular on Tyneside, was offered a one-year extension worth £6million-a-year, but refused with Ashley unwilling to change the club’s infrastructure.Meanwhile, David Moyes and Mikel Arteta are also among the favourites to take over at St James’ Park. punished Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Mourinho has outlined his criteria for his next job latest JIBE Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea REVEALED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star boost Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 1 Micky Quinn does not hold back when reacting to Rafa Benitez’s departure from Newcastlelast_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

API Pitfalls: Tips for Avoiding Them

first_imgMcKinsey recently offered advice for how organizations can get started with developing APIs and how to avoid the traps and pitfalls. The tips and recommended strategies include: Nearly every major software product or website now offers some sort of developer APIs that enable interaction and customizations. All major tech vendors like Facebook, Salesforce, Google, Microsoft and Amazon offer a public API set for developers. Even newspapers, like the New York Times, offer an API. And many government agencies offer APIs as part of Open Data projects. Plan. Decide what kind of APIs will provide the best return on investment for the business. Categories of APIs include “Data Access and Integration”, “Cloud Migration”, and “Core Transformation”.Staff Correctly. The team that designs and creates the API needs to be correctly staffed the right skill sets. Establishing a product champion for the development effort can help ensure that the API can provide good value. A savvy API architect can ensure that the best technical practices and standards are followed.Set metrics. Metrics can help assess the value of the APIs. Common metrics used include Cost, Quality and Output.Focus on Business Value. McKinsey recommends classifying APIs as either technical or business focused. Business-focused APIs need to be packaged in a way that can provide good access to business stakeholders.Choose the Right Technology. Two key technology decisions need to be made up front of any API project: which API framework and which API gateway to use.Who pays for the development and maintenance? It’s important to decide whether or not the cost should be borne by IT, a business group, or whether the ownership is joint.Identify skills that need to be acquired or learned. McKinsey says that “APIs are no longer a matter of technology strategy alone. Today, they are also a key part of any company’s business strategy. By attending thoughtfully to the seven key challenges, organizations can unlock the potential of APIs and accelerate their pathway to tech modernization.”last_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

Intel Fast call for Help (FCFH) support in the Intel vPro PowerShell module

first_imgFinally add your connected CIRA clients using the manage-MPSCLient script:Set-AMTMPSClient -hostname vproClient1 -action ADDmanage-MPSClient -hostname vproClient2 -action ADDmanage-MPSClient -hostname vproClient3 -action ADDNow call any Intel vPro PowerShell script.Important notes -The MPS information is on a per session basis,So each time a PowerShell console is opened, the MPS information must be set.The MPS information is only available to scripts called in that console. Next add the connection information for your mps proxy. In my environment the proxy is mps.vprodemo.com. I will add both the http and socks proxy info. Intel Fast Call for Help (FCFH) support has been added to the 3.2 (and greater) version of the Intel vPro PowerShell module. All of the Powershell cmdlets transparently communicate to the FCFH connected client through a Management PresenceServer (MPS). First the FCFH proxy and client list must be registered with the Intel vPro PowerShell module. Afterwards, just call your normal scripts.There are four FCFH Cmdlets in the Intel vPro PowerShell module:Get-AMTMPSStatus.ps1Set-AMTMPS.ps1Set-AMTMPSClient.ps1Clear-AMTMPS.ps1First, lets ensure that no proxy is setup: TypeGet-AMTMPSStatuslast_img read more


December 9, 2019 0

How India Could Reinvent its Cities and Boost Tourism

first_imgRe-inventing our urban neighbourhoods could be one such way to unleash India’s tourism potential. Related Itemslast_img


December 2, 2019 0