16 Sep

Matthews appointed vice-captain for Windies campaign

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – Batting star Hayley Matthews has been named West Indies vice-captain for the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup which bowls off in Guyana today. The 20-year-old has been a fixture in the side since making her international debut four years ago and will now serve as Stafanie Taylor’s deputy for the November 9-24 tournament.“I am very delighted that the hierarchy of Cricket West Indies see me as a good fit for vice-captain,” the Barbadian right-hander said.“I think the added responsibility will be of great benefit to my overall game. It will be an amazing feeling to play in front of home fans here in the West Indies.” Matthews led the Windies in the opening warm-up against India last Sunday when Taylor was rested, and received strong reviews from her handling of the squad. She has struck three half-centuries in 33 Twenty20 Internationals, the first of these fifties coming in the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup final when the Windies stunned Australia to lift their maiden title.Taylor, who took over as skipper three years ago, said Matthews’s on-field performance would be key in her leadership.“Hayley is young but very confident and knowledgeable about the sport,” she noted. “She is someone who can lead from the front, with bat and ball, and encourage her teammates to raise their game in varying situations.”last_img read more

30 Aug

La Liga: Javier Tebas Reelected Unopposed For 3rd Term

first_imgJavier Tebas was reelected president of La Liga on Monday with a four-year mandate, after running unopposed.Tebas has led the Spanish football league since 2013 and resigned earlier in December to trigger new elections.“Following the presentation of a single candidacy for the presidency … and this being valid, Javier Tebas is definitively named president of La Liga for a period of four years, without the need to hold an extraordinary general assembly,” La Liga said in a statement.Tebas previously stood down in 2016 before being reelected unopposed.RelatedLa Liga Targets 12 June Restart – TebasMay 11, 2020In “Spain”Chukwueze, Etebo, Omeruo Get La Liga Resumption DateMay 23, 2020In “Featured”Barca Coach Setien Faults La Liga Resumption PlansApril 16, 2020In “Spain”last_img read more

4 Aug

The Nelson Daily Team of the Week

first_imgNelson Firefighters saved its best for last as the club claimed the Nelson Youth Soccer U17 Boy’s House Division Final with a 5-2 victory over Maglios.The title was good enough to earn the squad the prestigious The Nelson Daily Team of the Week honours. The squad includes, from left, Shawn DeGroot, Leonardo Batubara, Dustin Steeger, Nemia Darwel, Cormac Southam, Greg Syvertsen, Trace Cooke, Oliver Hale, Kyle Koehle and Eric Stephenson.last_img

3 Aug

Galway United Match Preview v Longford Town

first_imgGalway United v Longford Town Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway FORMGALWAY UNITEDGalway United 4-1 Athlone TownUCD 1-1 Galway UnitedGalway United 3-1 CabinteelyGalway United 1-0 Cockhill CelticDrogheda United 2-2 Galway UnitedLONGFORD TOWNLongford Town 2-2 Cobh RamblersLongford Town 3-0 WexfordShelbourne 3-2 Longford TownLongford Town 5-1 Athlone TownLAST MEETINGOctober 21st, 2016 | Galway United 0-0 Longford Townprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Friday, March 30th. Kick-off: 7.45pmEamonn Deacy Park hosts a crucial SSE Airtricity League First Division fixture on Good Friday as Galway United host promotion rivals Longford Town. Kick-off: 7.45pm.United’s home form has been encouraging in 2018. The Tribesmen have won their three home games at the Corribside venue.Longford Town under Neale Fenn have also made a promising start to the 2018 campaign and they trail United by just a single point in the league table.Despite the fixtures early season status, the game already has a feeling of significance to it.Longford Town will be full of confidence after they overcame midland rivals Athlone Town at the City Calling Stadium. United meanwhile will aim to put the disappointment of throwing away a two goal lead against ten man Drogheda United to one side and get back to winning ways on Good Friday when Longford visit Eamonn Deacy Park.SHANE KEEGAN ON IMPORTANT LONGFORD TOWN CLASH“We were frustrated and annoyed coming away from Drogheda, we felt like a team that had been beaten and that’s how we should feel. The manner in which we conceded the goals was disappointing.“Usually a draw away to Drogheda is a good result, especially when you look at their result against Finn Harps, but when you’re 2-0 up at half time and then 2-1 up against ten men, you have to see it out and we didn’t do that.“We came in on Saturday and had a frank discussion, we pushed it to one side and now we need to deliver our best performance of the season on Friday against Longford. The way training has gone this week, I don’t see why we can’t.“It’s already an important game for both sides, you look at the league table and any game between the top six is already looking like a six pointer.“The Easter weekend in Galway is always fantastic, we’re hoping that the people will pencil in a trip to Eamonn Deacy Park to start their weekend off. There is no doubt, seeing a big crowd when you walk out has a tangible effect on our players.”TEAM NEWSAfter missing last week’s 2-2 draw against Drogheda United, both Danny Furlong (groin) and Robbie Williams (calf) are rated as 50/50 for the Longford Town game.Aaron Conway returns to contention after recovering from a hamstring problem.Ronan Manning and Adam Rooney will both be assessed ahead of the game after being on international duty in Monaghan with the Irish School’s side on Thursday afternoon.MATCH OFFICIALSReferee: Damien MacGraith (Mayo)Assistant 1: Darren CorcoranAssistant 2: Christopher CampbellFourth Official: Marc LynchGALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSDanny Furlong – 6Eoin McCormack – 2Ronan Manning – 1Conor Barry – 1last_img read more

25 Dec

Vincent Kompany: Five former footballers who have struggled as player-managers

first_img Davids decided to take over Barnet as a player-manager Romario in action for Vasco da Gama Back in the 2012/13 season, Barnet were going through a bad patch of form and were hovering at the bottom of the League 2 table.Edgar Davids, who had been playing some lower-league football in north London following his Spurs days, thought he could give a helping hand to the club and agreed to become player-manager of the Bees.Just like Pearce, he started well and earned the Man of the Match award in his first match with the club.However, he failed to keep Barnet up and the following season he was sent off three times before he resigned in January.Nicolas Anelka (Mumbai City) Kompany has called time on his Man City career Pearce’s stint in charge of Nottingham Forest turned sour ADVICE 6 In 2007, Brazil legend Romario was given the player-management post at Vasco da Gama.He started off his tenure quite well and chipped in with a fair few goals after selecting himself to lead the line.But his reign came tumbling down just two months later after he failed a drugs test – which he claimed was to ward off hair loss – and ultimately he was axed from his post.Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest) Anelka had a history of fractious relations with the many managers he worked with in his illustrious career, but Mumbai City were still willing to give him a shot at a player-manager role.The Frenchman had a torrid time in charge and lasted just 14 games at the helm.Anelka was eventually dismissed after leading them to 16 points from a possible 42. 6 huge blow There is no doubting he now faces a tricky challenge as he looks to combine success on and off the pitch.Many iconic former players, let alone ones still playing, have failed in the management industry, with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry the latest to fall sword to the difficult job of coaching at Monaco this season.But which former footballers have become player-managers and struggled with the role? talkSPORT.com has done some research to find out… Anelka had a torrid time as boss of Mumbai City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 6 gameday cracker shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST 6 Romario (Vasco da Gama) McAllister decided to leave Liverpool at the end of the 2001/02 season to become the player-manager at Coventry City.He lasted just five months in the role having led the Sky Blues to several losses and multiple appalling performances.Coventry had been relegated two seasons before and they looked as though they were heading down again but luckily they clung onto a 20th-place finish to remain two places above the relegation zone.McAllister later managed Leeds where he would incredibly lose an FA Cup match to a village football club called Histon.Edgar Davids (Barnet) LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Getty Images – Getty Vincent Kompany has announced he will leave Manchester City to become a player-manager at his former club Anderlecht.The City skipper has been an incredible servant to the club since his £8.5million move from Hamburg in 2008. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT McAllister left Liverpool to become a player-manager of Coventry City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 6 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 6 tense deals Pearce took charge of Nottingham Forest in the 1996/97 season and got off to an impressive start in the job.He was named Premier League Manager of the Month for January after beating West Ham, Chelsea and Spurs and even got on the score sheet against the Blues.However, his success didn’t last long and he was eventually sacked after the Reds succumbed to a barren run of results, losing four of six matches from the end of January to March.The final nail in the coffin came when Forest lost 2-0 to Arsenal, although Pearce continued to play in the side that were eventually relegated.Gary McAllister (Coventry City)last_img read more

17 Dec

Best Web Bigco of 2006: Google

first_imgThis is the third annual Best Web Companies round-up from Read/WriteWeb (see 2005 and 2004). This yearwe’re spreading it out over 2 separate posts. In this post, we announce Best Bigco andthe runners-up – with our special brand of analysis too. In our next post, we’ll announceBest Web LittleCo of 2006 and the Most Promising Web Company/Innovator.Google: influential and all-round impressiveWe lead off with a somewhat predictable choice for Best Bigco of 2006. In the poll weran to ask which Internet bigco most impressed you, 53% of respondents voted forGoogle. Despite this, for a while we were tempted to pick Amazon (which was second in ourpoll with 14% of the vote), due to its outstanding innovation. But when it came down toit, Google’s influence and impact throughout 2006 has been second to none – so Googleonce again gets the Read/WriteWeb Bigco of the Year honor (it was also the firstrecipient, in2004).In terms of what Google released in 2006, there was a lot of it! Some were products ofreal promise: e.g. Google Base, Google Docs& Spreadsheets, a much improved Google Reader.But also there were some relative clunkers: e.g. Google Video didn’t live up to the hype,‘Google Apps for your Domain’ was clumsily named and marketed, their PersonalizedHomepage lacked oomph (although there are no lack of gadgets for it). In terms of newproducts, Google’s 2006 effort will be remembered most for their canny acquisitions: notonly the big one, YouTube, but alsotheir Web Office purchases Writely and JotSpot.Overall though, Google’s product range remains impressive. Theirmainstays, search and Adsense/Adwords, grew even more dominant during 2006 (although bothhave threats looming against them in ’07). Meanwhile Google’s new products in 2006displayed enough potential to make us think: well this company may not be a two-trickpony after all. Looking ahead to 2007, we have our eyes on their Web Office moves inparticular, not to mention a possible OS!Amazon: innovative, but not quite enough impactIn terms of sheer innovation, it’s hard to argue against Amazon being the mostinnovative of the big Internet companies this year. They had unique web app releases thatstarted in late 2005 (e.g. Mechanical Turk) andin 2006 rolled out a WebServices platform (Alexa web services,S3, EC2, and more). But inthe end we had to question whether Amazon’s innovation made a big enough impact on themainstream market. After all, to be Best Web Bigco you need to be making a differencein the lives of normal people. Regarding their e-commerce platform, which certainly is mainstream, it was business as usualthis year for Amazon – nothing spectacular in that department.Apple, Yahoo and Microsoft: interesting…What about the other bigcos: Apple had another impressive year and were rightly in thetop 3 in the R/WW poll (13%, just behind Amazon). There’s no doubt they are a stylish andinnovative company – and if this were just about digital media, Apple would be hands-downwinner of Best Web Bigco.Last year’s R/WW Bigco winner, Yahoo, had a mixed year. There were some great productsand upgrades – a new-look Ajaxhomepage, YahooMail, microformatsgalore, great useof APIs, YahooGo to span devices. But there were also questions… are they a technology company ora media company? Is it Flickr or Yahoo Photos? These issues came to a head in the nowinfamous peanutbutter memo in November.As for Microsoft, well they had a good year with the rollout of Windows Live and theirnext generation web/desktopdevelopment platform. There is a sense they’re playing catch up (e.g. with Zune), butMicrosoft showed in 2006 that they are a formidable competitor. And now with Ray Ozziein charge of software innovation, they have a Web Native champion to push them forward.2007 may well be Microsoft’s year, so Google needs to be on its game!SummarySo what do you think – do you agree with our choice of Google as Best BigCo? Well 53%of you said you did, so perhaps the better question is – do you agree with our reasoning?And what of the threats to Google in 2007… will it finally be the year Microsoft walksaway with the coveted R/WW title of Best Web Bigco? 😉 Or will Amazon’s web services innovations go mainstream? Perhaps Apple and digital media will be the next big thing – and don’t count Yahoo out in that domain either.But for now, it’s Google’s year! richard macmanus Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#2006 in Review#web#Year in Review Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

16 Dec

TheInterviewr: A Really Easy, Fast, Free Way to Record Telephone Interviews

first_imgTheInterviewr is a new mashup that makes it super, super simple to record telephone interviews online using your existing telephone. It is a dream come true and for now at least – it’s free.The system uses APIs from Twilio and Box.net to let users schedule interviews with contacts, enter notes for the interviews and upload associated files to a central place. Then, when it comes time to do the interview, both parties are sent an SMS to remind them it’s about to begin. The person performing the interview clicks a button on TheInterviewr website and both peoples’ phones are called automatically. Have a conversation, refer to your notes and documents, then click the same button to end the call. A recording will be available to listen back to immediately. It’s like magic. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick “The idea,” explains British Columbia based developer Roger Stringer, “was to have a site where journalists / bloggers and anyone else who might conduct interviews (even applies to HR people hiring people), can keep everything organized in one handy place and refer to recordings of the interview later.”I’m sure there are other ways to do roughly this same thing, but this is such a nice, clean, simple, fast service – I was in interview recording mode within 2 minutes of creating a quick account. I’ll be testing this over the coming weeks – but it certainly seems like something worth paying for.Mashing up several services to make functionality like this easy and cheap (or free) is classic Read/Write Web stuff.Thanks to Doug Coleman for pointing us to it. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

16 Dec

A Rare Display of the Origins of Electronic Music

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#design#Digital Lifestyle#NYT#web Related Posts Daphne Oram was the first woman to direct an electronic music studio, the first woman to set up a personal studio and the first woman to design and construct an electronic musical instrument. This happened back in the late 1950s when she used sine wave oscillators, reel-to-reel tape decks and other electronics that most of us vaguely remember. She went on to invent a machine in 1965 called Oramics that used hand-drawn patterns that were converted to music that would be stored magnetically.Now, while folks like Moog and Stockhausen and others are probably more familiar, this was the first time I came across Oram’s name and work and found this bit of history fascinating. The process that she used to create her music is a precursor to sampling, real-time streaming, image scanning and audio editing tools that we take for granted today.Her pioneering work is on display now at London’s Science Museum until the end of November. Included in the exhibit is a simulator that can you manipulate to give you an idea of what her original idea entailed on a modern touch screen.You can see a screencapture video above of the iPhone app here and download it yourself. As the Brits would say, nicely done, bringing Oramics full circle. david stromcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

15 Dec

Apple’s App Store Really Doesn’t Seem To Like Pebble Apps

first_imgDo apps that work with Pebble’s smartwatch violate Apple’s App Store guidelines? Apple reportedly says no. But for some reason, the App Store keeps rejecting them anyway.In late April, the App Store rejected a Pebble app called SeaNav US for mentioning Pebble in its metadata. Not long after that story broke, an Apple spokesperson told Business Insider that the company had no policy against Pebble apps. Now another developer’s experience suggests otherwise.Rejections Going OverboardThe latest app to be hit with a rejection is the Swim.com Pebble Uploader, which is like “Strava for swimming,” according to the app’s developer, Davis Wuolle. The app logs how many strokes a Pebble-wearing swimmer takes, plus lap times, pace and distance. The app uses the Pebble Data Logging API to store swim workout files, and wearers can use the Pebble Uploader to beam that data to their Swim.com accounts.Wuolle and his team got the app approved back in October, despite a few problems at first.“They spit it back out several times,” says Wuolle, who believes the App Store’s resolution center didn’t fully understand what the app was supposed to do:They were giving us a hard time about the metadata, so we ended up cleaning all that up, fixed some small bugs that we had, and we got into the submission process probably three or four times before it actually went through.Once he explained the uploader’s sole function to the resolution center, something finally clicked at Apple and the app was approved. “From there we really had no issues submitting updates for it under the same name: Swim.com Pebble Uploader,” Wuolle says.That is, until the app’s most recent update, which added a pop-up notification to tell users that the Uploader would soon be discontinued in favor of a new Swim.com iOS app that supports multiple wearable devices such as the Pebble, Garmin wearables, and the Poolmate Watch.Wuolle submitted the update on April 27, only a few days after Apple stated it wasn’t rejecting apps connected to Pebble. It didn’t take long to get a rejection notice dinging the app for mentioning “irrelevant platform information in its App Name”:The rejection notice from Apple over the Swim.com Pebble Uploader update“We submitted a response in the resolution center saying the app name literally describes exactly what the app does,” says Wuolle, noting that the name—“Swim.com Pebble Uploader”—has remained the same since the app was approved back in October.“Literally nothing changed except for adding this one pop-up,” he says.For now, Wuolle is waiting to hear back from Apple about what—if anything—he can do next. The good news is that the fully featured Swim.com iOS app, for which the Pebble Uploader was just a stopgap solution anyway, is available for his users.“Luckily for us, the app update didn’t contain anything that was critical to users to fix,” he says. “It just contained information about our new app, so they can download our new app.”I’ve reached out to Apple for comment. In the meantime, Wuolle is still optimistic about Swim.com’s future with Apple, and perhaps its presence on an Apple-made wearable someday.“We’re really happy that Apple has launched a wearable,” he says. “Obviously the Apple Watch isn’t waterproof enough to swim with officially, and there are some other constraints regarding that. But our goal for Swim.com is to support every wearable possible, and we really don’t want to be exclusive to anyone. We want Swim.com to be available to swimmers no matter which wearable they choose.”Lead image by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite; other images courtesy of Swim.com You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… Related Posts brian p rubin The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearablescenter_img Tags:#App Store#Apple#Davis Wuolle#Pebble#Swim.com#Swim.com Pebble Uploader#wearables How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi…last_img read more

18 Nov

Australia pacer Pat Cummins to skip T20I series against India

first_imgAustralian pacer Pat Cummins will skip the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against India and return home to prepare for the Ashes later this year, Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday.”Key fast bowler Pat Cummins will skip the T20 leg of Australia’s Qantas Tour of India in order to rest ahead of the Magellan Ashes this summer,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.Cricket Australia also clarified the 24-year-old is not injured and will look to freshen up ahead of the Sheffield Shield season scheduled from October 26 to March 26 2018.”The paceman is not carrying an injury but selectors have decided to send him home after the fifth ODI in Nagpur on Sunday week in order to freshen up ahead of the start of the Sheffield Shield season,” Cricket Australia said.Australia are slated to play three T20Is from October 7 to 13 in Ranchi, Guwahati and Hyderabad.last_img read more