Fabregas shows his class in Blues victory

first_imgBurnley 1 Chelsea 3 Cesc Fabregas created three goals and fellow debutant Diego Costa was among the scorers as Chelsea came from behind to earn a stylish win.Andre Schurrle and Branislav Ivanovic were also on target at Turf Moor, where the impressive Blues lived up to their billing as title favourites.Keeper Thibaut Courtois – who got the nod in goal ahead of Petr Cech – had no chance with Scott Arfield’s measured strike after an inevitable all-action Burnley opening.But Chelsea looked sharp and dangerous from the off and were level when good work by Eden Hazard, Fabregas and Ivanovic led to Costa crashing the ball home.A sumptuous first-time Fabregas pass which teed up an equally exquisite Schurrle finish soon made it 2-1.And with Chelsea completely dominant in the latter stages of the first half, Ivanovic added a third when he volleyed the ball in from a Fabregas corner.Striker Costa netted on his competitive debut for the BluesThe second half saw little in the way of decent chances, but Chelsea never looked like surrendering the lead they secured in a blistering first half full of pace, power and guile.Jose Mourinho’s new-look side showed the perfect combination of quality and physical strength he felt was too often lacking away from home last season.Schurrle’s deflected shot went agonisingly close early on but Arfield showed great composure to put the hosts ahead with a rasping strike on 14 minutes.Chelsea refused to be flustered and equalised when a delightful Fabregas back-heel saw Ivanovic cross from the right and, after the cross was deflected on to the post, £32m summer signing Costa netted from 10 yards.It was 2-1 when a flowing team move ended with Fabregas teeing up Schurrle, who sidefooted the ball in from the right-hand side.With the Blues completely on top, Costa was then inexplicably booked after being brought down as he rounded goalkeeper Tom Heaton after a poor backpass by Ben Mee.But it soon was 3-1, when the classy Fabregas, who was given an advanced role with Oscar often dropping deep, found Ivanovic from a corner and the defender volleyed inCourtois had the chance to show manager Mourinho’s decision to drop Cech was justified after the break and made a fabulous sprawling save to deny Arfield a second goal.But there was little more in the way of goalmouth incident as Chelsea eased to victory.Didier Drogba did make a late substitute appearance, much to the delight of the noisy away support, and the returning hero almost scored with a late shot that he dragged just wide. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Schurrle (Willian 78), Oscar (Mikel 82), Hazard (Drogba 84); Costa. Subs not used: Cech, Zouma, Luis, Torres. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Willie McCovey takes special items to the grave

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–At a public celebration of life for Willie McCovey last week, his closest teammates revealed their admiration not just for the way the Hall of Fame first baseman carried himself on the field, but how he handled himself off of it.“What he did on the field, everybody knows,” fellow Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda said. “But as a human being, Willie McCovey was very special. He was very quiet, he didn’t say much, but he had a big heart.”In a ceremony held at AT&T Park, McCovey was …last_img

Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Banking On Digital Wallets

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts In a move that enhances its mobile management toolkit, push notification service Urban Airship has acquired Tello, a Palo Alto-based company that helps businesses and app-makers create passes for Apple’s Passbook.The move comes on the heels of Urban Airship’s purchase last year of mobile location service SimpleGeo. Urban Airship’s acquisition of Tello could potentially double its market given that it can now help businesses without apps create digital coupons, tickets and loyalty cards through Passbook.Since its founding in 2009, Urban Airship, based in Portland, Ore., has specialized in offering high-quality push notifications and a slew of other services that come bundled with tiered plans. The company has raised more $20 million after three rounds of funding–including an injection from TrueVentures, which also invested in Tello–and earned it a list of impressive clients like Airbnb and ESPN.With the acquisition of Tello and its PassTools product, Urban Airship is banking on the rise of the digital wallet and opening itself up to everyone from mom-and-pop shops wanting to offer local deals to big-name companies currently seeing poor results from age-old paper coupons.Will Passbook Succeed?Passbook debuted on Apple’s iOS6 in September but so far hasn’t made a big splash, generating comparisons to the now-defunct Ping. But some wonder if it is just a matter of time before companies catch on to the inevitability of “the iWallet.”“The combination of push messaging, passes and location-targeting offer an easy yet sophisticated solution for businesses to drive more successful pass programs,” Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton said in a press release.Neither company released numbers on the acquisition, though it was stressed that it was an all-stock deal, with Urban Airship taking over Tello’s Palo Alto office and Tello CEO Joe Beninato gaining the title of General Manager of Digital Wallet.Kveton says Tello’s PassTools will be integrated into Urban Airship’s product bundles sometime next year.center_img Tags:#Apple#mobile#Passbook#Tello#Urban Airship nick statt Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Great Photos Won’t Save Google+

first_imgTags:#Android#Auto Awesome#Digital Photography#Google#Google+ Photos#Google+ Stories#mobile photography#online photos#photo editing#Photos#Vic Gundotra selena larson The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Google+, the social network that won’t stop trying to lure you in, has a new pitch: We’ll make your photos more awesome! Awesomer! Awesomerer!Errr.On Tuesday, the company announced Google+ Stories, a feature that automatically generates an online photo book by selecting the best shots from your collection, while tagging them with date, location and landmark information. It’s the latest update to Google’s fantastic photo product—arguably the best part of Google+.It’s not clear how this will get people to actually use Google+ photos in favor of Facebook or Instagram, though.The announcement comes just weeks after the departure of Google+ head Vic Gundotra. Gundotra’s abrupt exit led to speculation that Google might disband Google+ as a product group within the company, with parts of what Gundotra oversaw falling under different groups within Google like Maps and Android. One source told ReadWrite that photos, in particular, could move to the Android group, to be better integrated with the team that builds camera software. (Google declined to comment.) Is Google The Best Place For Photos?New features and new organizations won’t solve Google+’s essential conundrum: People share photos as a way to stay in touch with family, and give friends and relatives a glimpse into their lives. When someone wants to share a photo, generally it’s a snapshot of a moment.People use Facebook to share photos with friends and family, and Instagram to share photos with the world. It’s where their audience expects to find them.  Google hasn’t addressed how different audiences find and share your photos. Instead, it boasts about how pretty it makes images and videos. But it doesn’t matter how beautiful your photos are if no one is seeing them.Google has been reluctant to call Google+ a social network, a move which would inevitably draw awkward comparisons to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other successful social products. Instead, they’ve pitched it as a way to manage your identity across various Google services.See Also: Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Is Out, Leaving Its “Social Spine” WobblyThat positioning makes it difficult to understand the point of putting your photos on Google+. It’s clear how Google+ makes it easier for Google’s servers to collect data on you. It’s harder to see how it makes things easy for the human beings in your life to find you. So why would you put your photos there instead of Facebook or Instagram, which are geared around sharing photos with actual people?It’s true that Android users might prefer Google+, thanks to the increasing integration with Android 4.4. You can manage your Google+ Highlights folder directly from the Photos application, and Google+ photos are integrated with the Camera app. How you share photos to other social networks that have been saved on Google+, however, is a little bit more complicated. While Google’s photo product blows Facebook’s out of the water, and gives users a better way to save and edit captured moments, there’s no guarantee your friends will see them. Even if they do, they’ll need a Google+ account to see the photos (if they’re not public) or share them.In classic Google fashion, the company created a product that goes above and beyond what people want, and ended up creating something technically great, but logically flawed.In order for Stories to work, or any other Auto Awesome features for that matter, you must back up all your photos to Google+. The company suggests turning on Auto Upload so any photos you take will end up in a private album in your Google+ account. Google can then scan your photos and eliminate blurry shots in order to find your best photos, which you can then edit and share in an album stream. The new Stories feature is available now on Android and the Web, with iOS support coming soon.Why Google+ Needs SavingIt’s almost impossible to avoid Google+. If you have a Gmail account, comment on YouTube, or chat with Hangouts, you have a Google+ account. As a result, the number of people who actually use the service as a social network is likely much lower than the number of people that have an account. And some people who do find themselves using it do so because they’re essentially forced to through Google’s product design. That’s hardly awesome.It appears Google is finally acknowledging this: The company is not playing up Google+ at its upcoming Google I/O developer conference.See Also: Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To AvoidThere are a number of issues that prevent Google+ from becoming a popular social network—mainly the fact that each Gmail account you have comes with a separate Google+ account. There’s no way to tie them together. So even for its core function—managing your identity across Google services—Google+ is a failure. (Imagine explaining to your friends and family that they need to add multiple versions of you in order to see all your photos.) In order to achieve mainstream popularity, Google needs to better define what Google+ is. Is it a social network where your friends and family should visit to see your beautiful photo galleries. Is it a place to network and grow your online presence? Or is it just an overgrown account switcher with too many features attached?Especially with Gundotra gone, the future of Google+ is a big unknown. And until the company can tell users why and how they should use the not-so-social social network, people will continue to see it as an unwanted nuisance, instead of a necessary tool in their digital arsenal.That’s not a pretty picture.Images courtesy of Google A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

No Calvin, no problem

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Mac Belo goes up for a shot. PBA IMAGESSuperstar power forward Calvin Abueva left in a huff after Alaska had started its game against Blackwater, needing to take care of an emergency family matter.His Aces family, though, took care of the Elite in a Petron Saturday Special Game on Saturday night, 88-84, as Alaska notched a fourth straight win and sustained its pursuit of the leaders in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Tough test up for Neil Etheridge Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Meralco shoots for its first winning streak in the conference at 4:30 p.m. against GlobalPort, which tries to rebound from its first loss in the last three games. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “That’s not a question for me,” coach Alex Compton said of Abueva, who asked to leave after warming up. “For us, it’s family first and [PBA] franchise second. We obviously missed Calvin, but the other guys stepped up.”The Aces led practically from the start and sealed their 4-2 slate after the Elite helped doom themselves in the fourth period by missing seven free throws going into the final minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMagnolia also streaked to a fourth straight win later in the night after holding off TNT KaTropa, 91-83, for 5-2 and solo second place.The Texters dropped to a level 3-3 card after their first loss in the last three games. Read Next Blackwater, after touching off crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra’s three-game losing streak with one of the upsets of the conference two weeks ago, is now also in the same tailspin and dropped to 2-4 overall.“As great as Calvin is, I don’t think we have ever relied on one guy,” Compton said. “That’s why we are a team. Did we miss him? Yeah. But the other guys stepped up.”Kevin Racal, probably the best defender in the Alaska roster after Abueva, was one of four players in twin digits for the Aces, hitting 12 of his total inside the first three periods.Rookie Jeron Teng hit the biggest triple of the night coming in the final 64-second mark that made it 86-80.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer versus Barangay Ginebra gets going Sunday, with the three-time defending champion Beermen seeking to extend a five-game winning streak and add to the Gin Kings’ woes in the 6:45 p.m. game.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

North Carolina man non responsive to CPR

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:beach, cpr, death, North Carolina, ocean, Snorkel, vacation, water Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Bahamas Govt to pay for residents new notable water supply Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPolice say despite CPR being administered to the 40 year old tourist man yesterday on that lower Bight beach, he died after 4pm; it was pronounced so by the medics at Cheshire Hall Medical Center by minutes to 6pm. The man, reported to Magnetic Media to be from North Carolina, complained of not feeling well to his girlfriend and was brought to shore but lost consciousness. The couple had arrived in Provo on Sunday and was out snorkeling when they abruptly ended their fun. There is no identity released as yet; Police say the man was brought to shore near the Beach House and that autopsy will say for sure how he died. Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicidelast_img read more

Sousa backs Mourinho to turn things around at United

first_imgFormer Fiorentina manager Paulo Sousa believes Jose Mourinho is still the right man to lead Manchester United back to their glory days.Sousa alluded to Mourinho’s extensive experience of guiding clubs out of a bad run of form and has urged Manchester United board and fans to stick by his fellow Portuguese.It’s been an underwhelming season for Manchester United, as they find themselves 7th in the Premier League table after 13 games, and with their UEFA Champions League qualification still hanging in the balance.“He’s a great coach. He knows how to deal with when the momentum is not so good,” Sousa told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It always difficult to follow the success [of Sir Alex Ferguson] but he has brought trophies to the club.“It’s not a good moment but I am sure he can take them out of it and get better results.“He knows how to get results and knows how to get the best out of his players.”last_img read more

Eminem publisher sues Spotify for copyright violations

first_imgEminem’s music publisher is seeking billions of dollars in a lawsuit against Spotify. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV Eminem’s music publisher is suing Spotify, claiming the streaming service infringed on the copyrights of hundreds of songs. The lawsuit also challenges the constitutionality of a landmark music licensing law.Music publisher Eight Mile Style, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Tennessee federal court, alleges that Spotify willfully committed an infringement by reproducing Eminem hits like Lose Yourself and “pretending” to have licenses. The complaint also claims Spotify violated the Music Modernization Act, a federal law passed in October that is designed to streamline the process for artists and songwriters compensated for streaming music.Despite not having proper licensing agreements, Spotify has streamed the music publisher’s compositions “billions of times” but “has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which only purport to account for a fraction of those streams,” the lawsuit says.Central to the lawsuit is how Spotify allegedly categorized the music. The streaming service labeled Lose Yourself as “copyright control,” a designation for songs whose copyright owner is unknown. Eight Mile Style called Spotify’s assertion that it couldn’t locate the copyright holders of Lose Yourself — an Oscar-winning song from the 2002 hit movie 8 Mile — “absurd.””Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which only purport to account for a fraction of those streams,” the complaint says.The lawsuit seeks statutory damages of $150,000 for each of the 243 compositions Spotify allegedly infringed — an award that could cost the streaming service more than $3 billion. It also seeks to disqualify Spotify from MMA limitation of damages and declare the federal law unconstitutional as it applies to Eight Mile Style’s allegations.This isn’t the first time Spotify has been accused of copyright infringement. In 2018, music publisher Wixen filed a $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit against Spotify, alleging the digital music platform had played music by Wixen artists such as Tom Petty, Neil Young and The Doors, without first obtaining proper licenses or compensating the publisher. That lawsuit was reportedly settled in December for an undisclosed sum. Spotify didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The lawsuit:Eight Mile Style v. Spotify by jonathan_skillings on Scribd Tags Spotify Eminem Share your voice Post a comment Digital Media Music 0last_img read more

Haier Exhibits A Wireless HDTV Video System at the 2010 CES w

first_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further 2010 CES: Haier features the “completely wireless HDTV” ABI Research (Technology Market Research Company) said last year it expected 1 million installations will be performed by 2012. Currently WHDI is supported by 40 vendors, including Broadcom, LG, Intel, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Philips and Toshiba. In 2010 and beyond we can expect to see manufactures experimenting with different wireless technology. Until consumers start seeing the sets in stores, it’s difficult to determine which manufactures will have the most innovative wire free HDTV’s on the market. Intel, Microsoft, Dell band together for WiGig By using a coil that is approximately 1 foot by 1 foot in size, at the back of the TV set, 100 watts of electricity can be supplied at a distance up to 1 meter (3.28 feet). TV images are displayed by using WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface), a high-speed communication standard for wirelessly transmitting high-definition images. This leaves the back of the TV completely wire free. The WHDI uses a frequency band of 5 GHz which is the industry standard for WHDI technology developed by Amimon Ltd. By utilizing a bandwidth of 40 MHz, data rates up to 3 Gbps can be transmitted to transfer uncompressed 1080p 60Hz video to the TV; the maximum transmission range is one hundred feet.The wireless power transfer technology, utilizing magnetic coupling, was developed by WiTricity Corp, a US base venture firm that was founded by an MIT professor in April 2007. Electricity is transferred through the use of two resonant devices of the same frequency. This enables the maximum power to be transferred. center_img Citation: Haier Exhibits A Wireless HDTV Video System at the 2010 CES (w/ Video) (2010, January 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-01-haier-wireless-hdtv-video-ces.html (PhysOrg.com) — Haier America Digital Products Group (Chinese company) demonstrated the first completely wireless 32 inch LCD TV that is powered wirelessly up to a distance of 1 meter (3.28 feet). Wireless content is transferred by a system called Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI). Using a 5GHz frequency band it can transfer uncompressed 1080p 60Hz video to the TV. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Domestic travel expected to increase in light of 150th birthday celebrations

first_img Travelweek Group Domestic travel expected to increase in light of 150th birthday celebrations Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Tags: Canada, Trend Watch Sharecenter_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> OTTAWA — Despite a stubbornly sluggish economy, travel to and within Canada has actually grown this year, thanks in large part to low gas prices and a weak Canadian dollar.According to The Conference Board of Canada’s latest Travel Markets Outlook for both national and metropolitan cities, overnight visits are on track to grow by 3% in 2016 and 2017. On top of the nearly 10% growth last year, overnight visits from the U.S. are expected to increase a further 7.8% this year, as many American travellers are choosing Canada – known as a safe travel destination – over competing destinations struggling with safety concerns.Similarly, overseas arrivals to Canada saw an increase of 8.7% this year, but are expected to cool slightly in 2017 to an estimated 6.4%.“The tourism sector is one of the handful benefiting from the low Canadian dollar. We’re seeing increased levels of both U.S. and international visitors that are nothing short of tremendous and restore much of the travel volume lost during the past decade,” said Greg Hermus, Associate Director for the Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Tourism Research Institute.Next year’s domestic tourism numbers will receive a boost from several factors, including growing consumer confidence, increases in disposable income as well as major events, like the 150th anniversary of Confederation and Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Domestic pleasure travel is estimated to increase by 3.2% in 2017.Travel prices are forecasted to continue ramping up slowly with increases ranging between 2.1 and 2.3% between 2017 and 2020. While travellers were hit with a 3.7% increase for accommodations in 2016, a more moderate annual increase at a pace between 2 and 3% is expected across the forecast horizon. Travellers can also expect to spend between 2.1 and 2.4% more for food and beverage services.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsOf the nine Canadian cities covered in the ‘Travel Markets Outlook’s Metropolitan Focus’, most can count on tourism growth between 2-5% next year.Domestic overnight visits to Halifax are projected to increase by 2.8% before the end of the year, while overall visits should grow by 3.8%.HALIFAXDomestic overnight visits to the city are projected to increase by 2.8% before the end of the year, while overall visits should grow by 3.%. The King’s Wharf waterfront project is scheduled for completion in spring 2017 and should attract both business and pleasure travel to Halifax, with overnight visits set to grow 3.1% in 2017.MONTREALThe renewal of hotel space and major sports events have contributed to a strong year for pleasure travel in Montreal. The city will experience a 4.3% increase in overnight visits in 2016. As Montréal celebrates its 375th anniversary in 2017, a further increase of 5% is projected for overnight visits.QUEBEC CITYOvernight visits to Quebec City are expected to grow by 3.7% in 2016, with pleasure travel receiving a boost from the recently completed Videotron Centre, a multi-use indoor arena. Visits from the U.S. to the city are expected to grow by 8.9% this year amidst low gas prices and a favourable exchange rate.OTTAWA-GATINEAUWith sporting events such as the Canadian men’s curling championship and strong gains from international markets, overall visits to the city are estimated to increase by 3.4% in 2016. Celebration for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 will see overnight visits to the nation’s capital grow considerably. Other major events, such as the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup and the 105th Grey Cup will also lend a hand in the projected 6.4% increase in domestic pleasure travel next year.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthTORONTOStrong convention activity will lead to growth in business travel to Canada’s largest city this year. In 2017, pleasure travel is projected to increase by 3.%, boosted by Toronto hosting Prince Harry and his Invictus Games and the NHL Centennial Classic Game.WINNIPEGBusiness travel is set to grow 3.6% in 2016, receiving a boost from the recently completed RBC convention centre. In 2017, a 3.3% increase for overall overnight visits is expected as the city hosts the Canada Games and opens a new outlet mall.CALGARYAttendance at the Calgary Stampede was at a 22-year low in 2016. The outlook is much brighter for 2017 with pleasure travel expected to see a boost as a result of the recently opened National Music Centre and the Calgary Film Centre. Overnight visits to the city should expand by 2.5% in the new year.EDMONTONWith the continuing weakness of the energy sector, local tourism activity suffered this year. While overnight visits to the city are projected to decline 1.7% in 2016, strong growth from the U.S. and overseas markets should help contribute to an increase of 2% in overall overnight visits next year.VANCOUVERVancouver will see a 6% increase in tourism activity in 2016. Next year, the city will benefit from hosting a number of large sporting events, such as the NCAA basketball tournament and the Canada Sevens rugby tournament. Overall, overnight visits are projected to increase 4.1% in 2017.last_img read more