6 days agoMan Utd keeper De Gea with squad for Liverpool clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper De Gea with squad for Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea arrived at the Lowry Hotel with the rest of the squad on Saturday ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday.The Spaniard pulled up with a groin injury on international duty in midweek and was initially ruled out of Sunday’s huge clash with the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford.But The Times says De Gea still believes there is a slim chance he could feature after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played down his injury.And he was amongst the United squad that arrived at the Lowry Hotel to prepare for the game, with Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also in attendance as they get set to return to the fold.De Gea was one of three goalkeepers in the squad along with Sergio Romero, expected to be his replacement, and back-up Lee Grant. last_img read more

2 days agoOdegaard: Norway lucky to have Bournemouth striker King

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Odegaard: Norway lucky to have Bournemouth striker Kingby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard has sung the praises of Norway teammate Joshua King.The Bournemouth striker is now a first-choice for the national team.And Odegaard admits he enjoys playing with the forward.”He is extreme and we are lucky to have him on the team. We just have to enjoy it and feed him with as many balls as possible,” he said.With 16 goals in 44 games, King has the opportunity to become one of the highest scorers for Norway. By comparison, John Carew has 24 goals, while Tore André Flo and Ole Gunnar Solskjær stand at 23. At the very top is Jørgen Juve with 33 goals. last_img

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

first_imgStocks finished solidly higher on Wall Street Monday as investors welcomed news of a 90-day truce in the trade battle between the U.S. and China.Technology stocks, automakers, retailers and industrial companies powered the broad rally. The price of oil jumped, sending energy stocks higher, amid expectations OPEC will cut production.On Monday:The S&P 500 index climbed 30.20 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 2,790.37.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 287.97 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 25,826.43.The Nasdaq composite rose 110.98 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 7,441.51.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 15.69 points, or 1 per cent, to 1,548.96.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 116.76 points, or 4.4 per cent.The Dow is up 1,107.21 points, or 4.5 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 538.12 points, or 7.8 per cent.The Russell 2000 is up 13.45 points, or 0.9 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

NPSS celebrates 2018 graduating class

first_img“Keep your friends and your family close, because they will provide the best connections and network of your life.” said FraserMLA Dan Davies was on hand trying to inspire the children with the words of Walt Disney.MLA Davies. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“In the words of Walt Disney all of our dreams can come true if we just have the courage to follow them.”After a plethora of guest speakers it was valedictorian Alissa Minard’s turn to speak to her grad class.Valedictorian Allisa Minard. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Academics are certainly important, but thats not what high school is about. Its about the lunch times, the Friday nights, the first jobs, and the best friends. Its the successes that we celebrated and the failures we learnt from. Its about the moments in which we realized who we are, what we love and what we want to do for the rest of our lives.”The event concluded with the students receiving their diploma’s and tossing their cap and tassels.The full 2018 NPSS grad class graduation can be seen below. Mayor Lori Ackerman as well as city of Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser were both on hand to address the students.Mayor Lori Ackerman. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Graduates I want you to enjoy today, but more so I want you to make it so this isn’t the best day of your life.” said Ackerman, “When you come back to your class reunion I want you to have days that are better than today because you have an opportunity to make the best of your life.”Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser. Photo by John Luke Kieper. The event started with NPSS’s own Brittany Welsh singing the National anthem. The first speaker of the event was Blueberry River First Nation’s Chief Marvin Yahey who spoke words of wisdom to the students.Brittany Welsh singing the National Anthem. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and lead a trail. Congratulations to the class of 2018.” said Chief Yahey.Up next was School District #60 Superintendent David Sloan who gave his input on the class.Superintendent David Sloan. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Your days in public school are coming to an end, but learning never stops, and it doesn’t just happen in school.” Said Sloan, “Where and what you learn next is really up to you, so make good choices. Take some risks but be considered of the safety of yourself and others.”center_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School students gathered at the North Peace Arena to celebrate their high school graduation today.The school saw approximately 370 students walk across the stage and handed out $350,000 in scholarships. Jessica Telizyn won the Loran Scholarship worth $100,000, the first time an NPSS student has ever received the honour.Jessica Telizyn receiving her Loran Scholarship. Photo by John Luke Kieper.last_img read more

Giving human touch to Alexa or Siri can backfire

first_imgNew York: An Indian American researcher-led team has found that giving human touch to chat bots like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa may actually disappoint users. Just giving a chat bot human name or adding human-like features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth with that person, according to S. Shyam Sundar, Co-director of Media Effects Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “People are pleasantly surprised when a chat bot with fewer human cues has higher interactivity,” said Sundar. “But when there are high human cues, it may set up your expectations for high interactivity – and when the chat bot doesn’t deliver that – it may leave you disappointed,” he added. In fact, human-like features might create a backlash against less responsive human-like chat bots. During the study, Sundar found that chat bots that had human features — such as a human avatar — but lacked interactivity, disappointed people who used it. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India However, people responded better to a less-interactive chat bot that did not have human-like cues. High interactivity is marked by swift responses that match a user’s queries and feature a threaded exchange that can be followed easily. According to Sundar, even small changes in the dialogue, like acknowledging what the user said before providing a response, can make the chat bot seem more interactive. Because there is an expectation that people may be leery of interacting with a machine, developers typically add human names to their chat bots — for example, Apple’s Siri — or programme a human-like avatar to appear when the chat bot responds to a user. The researchers, who published their findings in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, also found that just mentioning whether a human or a machine is involved — or, providing an identity cue — guides how people perceive the interaction. For the study, the researchers recruited 141 participants through Amazon Mechanical Turk, a crowd-sourced site that allows people to get paid to participate in studies. Sundar said the findings could help developers improve acceptance of chat technology among users. “There’s a big push in the industry for chat bots,” said Sundar. “They’re low-cost and easy-to-use, which makes the technology attractive to companies for use in customer service, online tutoring and even cognitive therapy — but we also know that chat bots have limitations,” he added.last_img read more

Mens Lacrosse Maryland defeats Ohio State to win NCAA Championship

Sophomore attackman Jack Jasinski heads for the goal in the fourth quarter during the first round of the NCAA tournament against Loyola Maryland on May 14, 2017. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterJust weeks after Maryland ended Ohio State’s men’s lacrosse team’s hopes for a Big Ten tournament title, the Terrapins ended the Buckeyes’ shot at their first NCAA championship in program history.Maryland defeated OSU 9-6 in the 2017 NCAA championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Monday. OSU’s six goals tie the team’s lowest total of the season.This was the third matchup of the season between these teams. OSU beat the Terrapins 11-10 in overtime on April 22 on the Buckeyes’ senior night. On May 6, Maryland defeated OSU’s men’s lacrosse team defeated the Buckeyes in the Big Ten tournament championship game. OSU struck first in Monday’s game as senior attackman Austin Shanks scored the first goal of the game, putting Maryland behind on the scoreboard for the first time in the postseason. Both teams battled through a back-and-forth first quarter before the Terrapins took their first lead of the game when a familiar face to OSU, junior midfielder Connor Kelly, scored his 45th goal of the season. The offensive threat scored five goals against the Buckeyes in the Big Ten tournament championship game.Maryland didn’t just capture the lead, it built a multi-goal advantage. Two upperclassmen – senior attackman Dylan Maltz and junior midfielder Adam DiMillo – found the back of the net early in the second quarter to extend their teams lead to 5-2.The Buckeyes had no answers.Maryland shut down the OSU offense, holding them scoreless the entire quarter. The Buckeyes managed only four shots the entire quarter and struggled to control the ball, turning it over on multiple occasions.OSU ended its 24-minute scoring drought with 10:53 remaining in the third quarter when Logan Maccani found the back of the net to pull within two goals. But unlike in Saturday’s game against Towson when the Buckeyes stormed back from a five-goal deficit, the Buckeyes couldn’t cut into their lead.Maryland junior attackman Tim Rotanz scored his second goal of the game with 5:30 left in the quarter to give the Terrapins a 6-3 lead. His team hadn’t scored in nearly 20 minutes. Maryland extended the lead to 8-3 early in the fourth quarter when Maltz scored his second goal of Monday’s game and senior attackman Matt Rambo scored his 42nd goal of the game.Senior midfielder Jake Withers quickly responded, scoring OSU’s first goal in over 15 minutes, when he won a faceoff and found the back of the net with 10:24 remaining in the game. And finally, after being absent for the first three quarters, freshman attackman Tre Leclaire sniped his first goal to pull within three goals.The run continued with 2:25 remaining when senior midfielder Johnny Pearson scored as the Terrapins led dwindled to 8-6.But, that’s as close as the Buckeyes could come to completing their comeback.Rotanz took advantage of OSU pulling its goalie and scored an empty net goal with :58.1 remaining to take a 9-6 lead, which Maryland hung onto until the clock struck zero.OSU relied heavily on redshirt senior goalie Tom Crey to keep them in the game. He saved X shots against Maryland.The Buckeyes reached the NCAA championship after defeating Loyola Maryland 7-4 in the first round, Duke 16-11 in the quarterfinals and Towson 11-10 in the semifinals on Friday. Maryland earned its spot in the final after beating Bryant 13-10 in round one, Albany 18-9 in the quarterfinals then Denver 9-8 in the semifinals.Moving onThough OSU extended its run further than any prior group of seniors in program history, eleven players played in their final game as Buckeyes on Monday. Of the talented group, over half will have an opportunity to play their sport at the professional level.A program-record six OSU players were selected in the Major League Lacrosse draft on Sunday. Withers was selected ninth overall – the third-highest OSU player ever drafted – by the Atlanta Blaze.OSU will have to replace graduating goalie Tom Carey, who led the conference in save percentage (.544). He was selected by the Denver Outlaws in the eighth round of the draft.Leclaire, who finished second on the team with 63 points and led the Buckeyes with 48 goals, returns along with fourth-leading point scorer attackman Colin Chell. read more

Simeone prefers Europa League win to Champions League final

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has stated that he rather win the Europa League than suffer another defeat in the Champions League finalThe Argentine’s side will play host to Sporting Lisbon for the first leg of their quarter-final clash in the Europa League with Atletico aiming to win the tournament for a third time.Atletico were previously in the Champions League this season, but were dropped to to the Europa League after being eliminated at the group stages. Though Simeone is untroubled by it and believes that if it represents a greater chance of victory then it is more worthwhile.“It’s normal people have their own opinions and that we’re more motivated or less depending on the rival,” said Simeone, according to SportsKeeda.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“But they don’t live football from the inside so they don’t know the rivals as we do. If we had to play against Bayern Munich they would say it’s an impossible game but if it was against Astana they would say it’s easy, but the truth is you have to play every game and we always try to do our best to qualify for the next rounds.“Indeed, we think we’re even [with Sporting] for this qualifying round, Sporting have a great coach, a very capable man, the teams he’s trained always did a good job. And on about what I prefer on my resume, I have to say that I will always choose the wins.“It’s an important achievement to be runner-up in an important competition such as the Champions League but it’s always better to be the champion, that’s obvious.”last_img read more

We fully deserved the victory – Pochettino

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes they deserved to win after their hard-fought 1-0 victory over Burnley at Wembley on Saturday.Christian Eriksen came on as a substitute to score a 91st winner for Spurs and hand Pochettino his 100th Premier League win in 169 matches.100 – Mauricio Pochettino has won his 100th Premier League game as Spurs manager in his 169th game – 10 games quicker than it took Arsene Wenger to reach the figure at Arsenal. Centurion. #TOTBUR— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 15, 2018Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We fully deserved the victory. Sometimes you don’t get the reward, but we did everything to win,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.“If you work hard, have patience, and try and try, you get the reward. I’m so happy for the three very important points after qualifying in the Champions League. It’s a massive week for us.“Sometimes you accept football is like this, it’s not easy, it was a very difficult afternoon. It was a tough opening and they did everything to try and stop us.“They didn’t have a shot on target. They came here to try and stop us, with a draw they would have been happy.“Football is about 90 plus injury time, and if you believe and keep pushing, you can be rewarded. These type of victories are so important.”last_img read more

AST Detained Teen In Alleged Threat Against Ninilchik School

first_imgAccording to the online trooper dispatch, Troopers from Anchor Point and Soldotna responded to investigate.  The investigation showed a 12 year old male student had repeatedly made threatening statements about the school and that he was going to bring a gun to school. After consulting with the Division of Juvenile Justice the male student was taken into custody and remanded into the Kenai Youth Facility. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers have detained a 12 year old male student in connection with threats made against the facility at the Ninilichik School. Troopers worked with the Ninilchik School staff during the investigation to ensure the safety of the school, students, and staff. The investigation at this time is still ongoing. On February 20, around 4:20 p.m., AST received a report from a concerned parent about a student making threats toward the Ninilchik School.last_img read more