Football: Badgers continue dominance through two games

first_imgAs a unit, the 2018 Badgers came into their season ranked No. 4 in the nation. A clear preseason playoff contender, their shortcomings became clear as soon as competitive play actually began.Most notably, the Brigham Young University loss shook the Badgers to their core. As a team that was then ranked within No. 5 in the country, a loss to an unranked BYU crushed any hopes of a playoff run.Football: BYU shocks UW 24–21 at home, Gaglianone’s last-minute FG sails leftWisconsin’s non-conference schedule had been repeatedly criticized as lenient — no team as good as the Badgers should be facing Read…Prior to their first loss of the season against BYU, the Badgers defeated their opening two opponents handily. Despite this, it was the first two wins of the season in 2018 that shined a light on the faults of the Badgers that ultimately caused their season to hit a wall.It follows then that the big question coming into this season was whether or not the Badgers, still ranked as a top team in the nation at No. 17, would be able to live up to expectations and continue to improve performance.As of now, all signs point to a clear and definitive yes. With an opening 2-0 record as well as a stunning aggregate score line of 110–0, the Badgers are back in business.The first part of that record, the 110 points scored in their opening two games, is an impressive stat in its own right. But it’s not the number of points the Badgers scored that matters the most, it’s how they scored them.In the opening two games of 2018, just 38% of their total offensive production came from pass attempts made by Alex Hornibrook. This placed a heavy burden on Jonathan Taylor and the Wisconsin offensive line to drive the offense nearly single-handedly.In 2019, 58% of the Badgers’ aggregate offense yards gained have come from the air. Despite his extremely impressive performances up to this point, Chryst decided to pull Taylor from each of the opening games prior to the beginning of the fourth quarter.Through the first two games of this season, Taylor is averaging 121.5 yards per game. Against Western Kentucky and New Mexico, he averaged a stunning 201.5.Football: Jonathan Taylor’s record day gives UW 45–14 win over New MexicoWarming up took a few quarters in Madison Saturday, but Wisconsin found their second-half mojo, eventually thrashing New Mexico 45–14. Read…While generally one would think more rushing yards from arguably the nation’s top running back would be a good thing, the fact that Taylor has not had to carry the offense is a good sign heading into the Badgers’ bye week.This is especially true when the Badgers, while still under-utilizing Taylor, managed to outscore their initial two opponents by a significantly higher margin than the previous season.Perhaps the most promising sign of life for a once heavily doubted Badger team is their revamped defense.Without a doubt, the Badgers’ lackluster defensive performances were one of the most disappointing and damaging aspects of their game.In 2017, the Badgers’ defense was ranked No. 4 overall in the nation on their way to a victory in the Orange Bowl against Miami. In 2018, they earned a measly No. 38 spot ranking on that same list on their way to an 8-5 season.Even as the Badgers held Western Kentucky and New Mexico to just a combined total of 17 points over two games, some holes in their defense began to be apparent.Most notably, the Badgers allowed Western Kentucky 305 yards of total offense in their season opener at home. While they held WKU to just a single field goal, WKU was anything but a sturdy offensive threat as they would end up going just 3-9 on their season and score an average of just 21 points per game.The Badger defense got off to a shaky start that served as a prelude to an early season heartbreaker against BYU.Any doubts that lingered after last year’s defensive performances have certainly been squashed after the Badgers’ opening games against South Florida and Central Michigan.Over these two games, the Badgers allowed a whopping zero total points. Zero. Nada. Zip. Zilch.But as shown with WKU, points don’t always tell the whole story.Currently, the Badgers are ranked second in the nation for pass yards allowed per game with just 87, second in the nation in rush yards allowed per game with 20.5 and first in the nation for total yards allowed per game at 108.Finally, their zero points allowed per game puts them at first in the nation for yet another defensive statistical category.It remains to be seen how these early performances will translate when the Badgers run up against more formidable opponents. Yet, if last season’s opening games were any indication of the mediocrity that was to come, then this year’s opening games point towards Badger team that has made significant strides towards improvement.The only bad news that came from the start of the Badgers’ season was that safety Scott Nelson will miss the rest of this season following a leg injury suffered in the season opener against USF.Nelson made the announcement official over Twitter on Saturday following the Central Michigan game.“While I am disappointed to receive the news that my season is over because of an injury, I will not be deterred” said Nelson. “My plan is to be back on the field and better than ever when we kick off in 2020.”With a secondary who was marred by injury and inexperience in 2018, the loss of a returning starter is a big hit for the team.Football: For Wisconsin secondary, motto has been “next man up”The Wisconsin defensive backfield has been decimated by injuries so far this season, but that has not been a concern Read…The loss of Nelson is certainly a hit to the Badgers’ defense, but their performance up to this point has been stunningly impressive.All visible indicators point toward a revamped Badger team that is set to build upon last year’s campaign. One thing is for certain — they will be interesting to watch as they take on top Big Ten competition at Camp Randall throughout the year.last_img read more

The Best Science Follows Design

first_imgSir Francis Bacon emphasized that you will know good science by its fruits. Here are good examples of fruitful research that took inspiration from nature’s designs.Chameleon SmartphonesCredit: Bernard Gagnon.Chameleon-inspired nanolaser changes colors (Science Daily). How do chameleons change colors? The answer: by shifting the spacing of nanocrystals on their skin. Can you think of any human technologies that need to do that? How about TVs and smartphones? Using this principle, researchers at Northwestern University first had to research how this is done in the lizards.“Chameleons can easily change their colors by controlling the spacing among the nanocrystals on their skin, which determines the color we observe,” said Teri W. Odom, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. “This coloring based on surface structure is chemically stable and robust.“Good science led to good fruit. Using the same principle, “the Northwestern team’s laser exploits periodic arrays of metal nanoparticles on a stretchable, polymer matrix,” allowing them to change the emitted color at will. “The work could open the door for advances in flexible optical displays in smartphones and televisions, wearable photonic devices and ultra-sensitive sensors that measure strain.”Diatoms (Mark Armitage)Diatom NanotechnologySingle-celled architects inspire new nanotechnology (Science Daily). A quarter of the oxygen we breathe comes from “microscopic, jewel-like products of nature” called diatoms. You can find these microscopic jewels in oceans, lakes, rivers, and soils. Inspiration from their beautiful designs began in the 18th century. That led to curiosity, which led to good science. Researchers found out amazing things, all the way from their chemistry and microstructure to their ecological role for the whole biosphere.Through their respiration, they produce close to a quarter of the oxygen on earth, nearly as much as the world’s tropical forests. In addition to their ecological success across the planet, they have a number of remarkable properties. Diatoms live in glasslike homes of their own design, visible under magnification in an astonishing and aesthetically beautiful range of forms….Scientists have found that the silica architectures of diatoms are not only inspiringly elegant but exceptionally tough. Indeed, the silica exoskeletons enveloping diatoms have the highest specific strength of any biologically produced material, including bone, antlers, and teeth.The scientific discoveries, in turn, inspired good fruit. Wanting to mimic these properties, researchers in Arizona and Shanghai have “designed a range of diatom-like nanostructures.” This article uses the word “inspire” five times.Insect Wing DronesAn insect-inspired drone deforms upon impact (Science Daily). Drone owners understand the deep moan when watching their expensive toy crash. Insects seem to withstand impacts; what gives? The insect wing gives, that’s what. The origami-like structure in insect wings can fold and absorb blows. Japanese engineers put that kind of flexibility into joints in their insect-wing-inspired drones, and found that they survive much better. “This new type of drone, which was inspired by insect wings, draws on the advantages of both stiff and flexible structures.”Biological Light What is bioluminescence and how is it used by humans and in nature? (The Conversation). Cardiff University researcher Catrin Williams tells about some of the many organisms that generate light in nature. In her opening paragraphs, she pretends to know more than Darwin:Bioluminescence, the production and emission of light by living organisms, became a sticking point for Darwin. He struggled to explain why this phenomenon appeared in separate species in a seemingly random fashion. We now know, however, that bioluminescence has evolved independently at least 40 times on land and in the sea.Always be on the lookout when you hear a scientist say “we now know,” because you may be in for a bluffing exhibition. This one is a doozy. Rather than admitting the misfit with Darwin’s theory and the evidence, she leaps into belief in 40 evolutionary miracles! The facts that Williams shares need no help from Darwin.An embedded video shows how millions of “sea sparkle” plankton light up when disturbed by people throwing rocks into the sea or walking out into the water. Williams next tells how nature’s design has inspired imitations and uses all the way through human history, culminating in today’s “green energy” inventions and the green fluorescent protein from jellyfish that has revolutionized biomedicine and won its discoverers a Nobel Prize.Please don’t choke on Williams’ final sentence: “The evolutionary process that culminated in bioluminescence may have taken million of years, but its scientific applications continue to revolutionise our modern world,” she says, presumptuously assuming her hearers are Darwin DODOs, too. “Remember that, the next time you see the sea sparkle.” Wouldn’t you rather remember the Creator of these wonders? The Bible has much to say about light, starting from “Let there be light” as God’s first creative act, to Christ the Light of the World glorified in the light of the eternal heaven. In His light and works, we see the light in science. Good science takes inspiration from the Creator’s designs, and turns them into creative applications to show love to fellow humans. Remember, it was Jesus Christ who told the disciples that you would know good teachers by their fruits. That phrase is what inspired Francis Bacon to distinguish good science from bad. (Visited 395 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Exploring Standard Bank’s glass-fronted green building

first_imgStandard Bank’s new R2.5-billion building, completed in late 2013, has been given a five-star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa.Standard Banks new ‘green’ building will house 5 000 of the bank’s staff. (Image: Standard Bank)Lucille DavieYou know you’re the most important person in the building when you’re the only one with a formal office, in an 11-storey, five-star-rated green building.The innovative environment-friendly new Standard Bank building on Baker Street in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is set for full occupation by 5 000 employees at the end of March. Its 65 000 square metres will have only one individual office, for bank chairman Ben Kruger. The rest of the building is entirely open plan, supplemented with dozens of meeting rooms and quiet nooks where staff can gather to discuss business.The R2.5-billion building, completed in late 2013, has been given a five-star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. The council is an independent, non-profit company formed in 2007 to lead the greening of South Africa’s built environment. Construction experts work with industry bodies, leaders, government departments and professionals to develop green solutions for the property industry. It is one of 92 members of the World Green Building Council.The council rates the sustainability of buildings according to four, five and six stars. Four stars are for “best practice”, five for “South African excellence”, and a six-star rating for “world leadership”. Standard Bank had targeted a four-star rating, so were pleased with the five stars the building received, says Rob Gravette, the head of project management at the bank.Open to the publicStandard Bank has created an attractive public dimension to the place – a green piazza the size of a rugby field open to the people of Rosebank, overlooked by the glass-fronted building. There it has planted 422 trees, all indigenous, as well as flower beds which by next summer will be bursting with blooms. In 2009 the bank cut down a number of established exotic trees on the site, including planes, pin oaks, palms, poplars, jacarandas, and the only indigenous tree, a white stinkwood, which caused a public outcry at the time.A green piazza the size of a rugby field open to the people of Rosebank (Image: Standard Bank)The public can enter the building from the piazza, and grab a meal at the ground floor restaurant. The foyer soars into the sky, with a set of escalators moving quietly up and down, offering views into the striking atrium with its huge hanging Marco Cianfanelli Africa-shaped sculpture, called The Seed, made of plywood stained with different earthy colours.The bank’s head office remains in the Johannesburg CBD, at the southern end of Simmonds Street, which houses 15 500 employees in 200 000 square metres. The dispersed business units have moved into the Rosebank building, although the eighth floor executive level is still to be occupied. This is where the chairman will find his desk.Sustainable constructionConstruction began in May 2010, and by mid-2013 the first bank employees started moving in. The finishing touches are still being applied, but it seems from the relaxed atmosphere inside that people are happy to be there, especially if they’ve come from the cavernous head office in the CBD.Massive triple-glazed glass walls go up 11 storeys, an area equivalent to 50 tennis courts, making optimal use of natural light and giving workers stunning views over the green trees and gardens of Rosebank.The building is in two parts: a nine-storey east wing and 11-storey west wing. And it ticks all the correct green boxes, of course. It has the usual dual-flush toilets, low-flow shower heads and tap aerators. Rainwater is harvested from the roof, reducing potable water demand by 56%. Water flowing into the basement – there are five levels of parking underground – is used for the gardens. There are bicycle lock-up slots for employees who cycle to work, with showers.An energy-saving gas-powered trigeneration plant, installed at a cost of R40-million, runs the building’s lighting, heating and cooling. “Standard Bank Rosebank’s trigeneration plant is South Africa’s second and, at a production capacity of one megawatt of energy, it will significantly reduce the building’s carbon footprint,” the bank said in a statement. There are also five generators, providing the building with full backup power, if needed.A cutting-edge digitally addressable lighting system, or Dali, has been installed in 99.26% of the building. This allows light fittings to be programmed according to use: lights automatically dim or switch off if an area is empty or receiving more sunlight. Lights near windows are dimmer than those towards the middle of the office, where less sunlight penetrates. Each light is linked to a computer, which tracks its performance. “Every light has an IP address,” says Gravette.One of the most impressive features is the windows’ triple-layered glazing, with a shading blind between the layers. The blinds automatically open and close as the outside light changes, taking the glare off surfaces inside the building. More than 65% of the exterior of the building is glass. The system took two and a half years for German experts to develop, says Gravette.Over 60% of the steel used in the building is recycled, while 50% of the timber has been sourced from Forest Stewardship Council certified suppliers. The council is an international not-for-profit organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.At least 20% of the bulky materials used in the construction were sourced from within 400 kilometres of Rosebank, reducing carbon emissions in transporting the materials to the site.And, of course, throughout the building there are recycling bins for office consumables, and others for kitchen and restaurant waste.A studious atmosphereThe large offices themselves have a studious atmosphere, with stacks of white cabinets at the end of each long desk, labelled with the names of those sitting at the desk. Storerooms for files are discreetly tucked away, while air-con grids push out cool air at spaced intervals along the carpeted floor. Light streams in, wherever you sit.Each floor is colour coded, with communal work tables, café-style seating, armchairs and high-backed fabric seating, which is almost sound-proof, allowing for confidential discussions and alternative work spaces.“It’s different, and more relaxing,” says one employee, “I like the view and the office space allows for more interaction. I like to have people close.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Controlling High, Medium, and Low Image Noise Frequencies

first_imgEvery filmmaker is familiar with image noise, but what are its frequencies, and what’s really going on when we clean it up?Video footage at its most fundamental is the recording, storing, and playback of light waves reflecting off of objects in the frame. The light waves then strike one of millions of photo-sensitive pixels that stores the charge of the wave before transferring that data to specialized hardware for interpretation and assembly of the final image.As a result of this imaging process, each pixel is subject to faulty inputs caused by any number of sources of image noise. Ranging from cosmic radiation to over-volting the sensor, all noise essentially overwrites the information you were trying to capture at each affected pixel.There are plenty of methods for handling this noise, both at the hardware and software levels, but the technology behind these tools goes largely unexplored by the average filmmaker.Today, we’re taking the scenic route. Let’s take an in-depth look at one of the most prevalent noise reduction techniques and see if there is a way to mimic its results manually. At the very least, we should get a better idea for what our tools are doing under the hood.Spatial Noise ReductionMost video noise reduction techniques fall into one of two categories: spatial and temporal. As the names suggest, spatial noise reduction deals with noise across each pixel of each frame, whereas temporal noise reduction examines multiple frames to determine whether pixel readout is intended or a result of image noise.Because spatial noise reduction addresses each frame individually, its results should be the easiest to replicate manually.The primary way most programs implement spatial noise reduction is by analyzing the frequencies of the recorded light from each pixel block. This is because noise has different characteristics depending on the frequency of the affected pixel.High, Medium, and Low Noise FrequenciesRegardless of type, all video noise breaks down into one of three categories based on how the noise manifests in the footage: high-, medium-, or low-frequency.The sharp, staticy nature of high-frequency noise is usually the most noticeable, but patchy medium- and splotchy low-frequency noise will affect your footage just as much.Let’s look at two clips with noise problems and manually select and bring down the visibility of the noise.We’re starting out with an example from a short I shot on super 16 several years back. I underexposed it a fair bit for effect, but during the film transfer, the film grain turned into irritating digital noise across most of the frame.I’ve brought the exposure up a bit for the actress — and also to make spotting the noise frequencies a bit easier. For this shot, we’ll bring up the levels on our actress and then do our best to turn all of the noisy pixels to black.SelectingThe tool we’re using to select specific regions of noise today is the HSL/Secondary tab in the Lumetri Color Panel.When selecting your footage, make sure to ask yourself a few questions: What color is the noise I want to target? How intense are the colors? Is the area primarily highs, lows, or mids?I’ve duplicated the video three times for each noise frequency.To select the blocky dark blue low-frequency noise, I have targeted all colors with the exception of the red and orange skin tones in the Hue qualifier. I also selected the top 10 percent or so of the Saturation qualifier before sliding the feather all the way to the left to create a soft falloff of color tones. Finally, I selected the bottom third of the Luminance qualifier.For the splotchy lighter-blue, medium-frequency noise, I’ve selected yellow to magenta in Hue, the top 25 percent of Saturation with falloff to about the 50 percent mark, and then the bottom third of the Luma.To isolate the bright, starry pixels in the high-frequency noise, I targeted the cyan tones of the high-frequency noise, selected the full saturation range, and then isolated from about 35-65 percent on the Luma controls.Now that we’ve selected each frequency of the noise, we’re going to adjust the levels and color balance of our selections to turn the problematic pixel blocks as close to black as we can get them.I slightly denoised and blurred the low-frequency clip to create a bit of feathering for the low selection before bringing the levels down about 30 percent, warming the selection and pushing the tint to green. I fine-tuned my results by slightly sharpening and then fully desaturating the selection.For the medium selection, I pushed the temperature to 100 and pulled the tint almost all the way over to green before bumping the contrast up about halfway and then fully de-saturating.For the high-frequency noise, it was important to denoise the selection, as the type of noise we’re targeting has a very small radius. Denoising the selection helps to open the mask up a little bit.I denoised slightly, pushed temperature fully to orange and tint fully to green, pumped the contrast to 85, blurred slightly, and then fully desaturated.To finalize our color blends, we’re stacking all of the duplicated and repaired tracks on top of a medium-gray color matte. I stacked highs on the top track, mids on middle, and lows on the bottom. For the lows, I selected the Vivid opacity blend mode and set the opacity to 95 percent. For the mids, the blend mode was Overlay set to 60 percent, and highs were set to Multiply at 35 percent.From there, I nested the three separated tracks and made a few tweaks to the levels until I found the best look. All that’s left now is to compare the results with a copy of the original with similar adjustments to see if all this extra work paid off.BeforeAfterI think there’s a pretty clear difference between the two — ours comes out a little ahead.The first example was a little easy because we essentially only needed to turn every noise pixel into a black one. Let’s take a look at a more realistic use case, wherein we will need to blend the results into the good parts of the frame.In this shot, we have a substantial amount of high-frequency noise in the Luminance channel and a fair amount of mid- and low-frequency noise in the green channel.To select the low-frequency noise, I used the Hue qualifier to select all tones except for reds and oranges, selected the top 40 percent or so of the Saturation qualifier with a small 5 percent or so falloff towards the shadows, and then isolated the bottom 25 percent or so of the Luma qualifier with some softening on either side.To repair, I denoised the selection at 50, blurred the selection slightly, used the three-way color corrector to boost shadows, cut mids, and slightly pulled back on the highs. I warmed and pushed the tint to magenta before pushing contrast to 20, blurring softly and then reducing saturation to 70.For the mids, I used the Hue qualifier to select all colors but orange and red, selected the bottom 25 percent of the Saturation qualifier with about a 10 percent falloff to the highs, and then selected from about 10-30 percent on the Luma qualifier with falloff in both directions.To repair, I denoised by 50, blurred to 15, cut shadows and highs, boosted mids, cooled the temp to 50, pushed magenta to 40, desharpened by 50, and desaturated to 85.For the highs, I selected all colors on the Hue qualifier, the bottom 30 percent with a 15 percent or so falloff to the highs on the Saturation qualifier, and then 30-50 percent on the Luma qualifier with about a 15 percent falloff on both sides.To hide the noise, I denoised by 50; pushed blur all the way to 30; boosted shadows and cut highs and mids; and pushed magenta to 25 before pushing contrast, sharpen, and saturation controls all the way to -100.To finish this out, I am again stacking the clips with the bottom set to the Color Dodge blend mode at 100 percent opacity, middle set to Multiply at 65 percent, and the highs set to Multiply at 90 percent. I then nested the clips to apply final adjustments to bring the levels up and warm the entire image, and then I slightly shifted the tint to get more accurate skin tones.I then added a 35mm film grain to further hide the noise and set it to the Lighten color blend mode at 20 percent opacity. Finally, I added an adjustment layer to boost the contrast in the shot a little more, and I made a slight adjustment to the Curves panel to mitigate the green tint in the image.All that’s left is to compare these results to a version of the original clip with similar adjustments excluding our noise reduction.BeforeAfterI think the winner is clear.Whether or not you decide to incorporate manual noise reduction into your image mastering workflow, I hope you got a better grasp of how specific noise frequencies affect your footage and some of the ways spatial noise reduction tools target and reduce noise — and perhaps a few tricks when none of your other tools are working out. As always, experiment with your own footage and see what other tricks you can figure out!Cover image via kasha_malasha.Looking for more post-production tips and tricks? Check these out.Saving Noisy Footage: The Easy Way and the Hard WayIsolating Image Channels to Work with Chroma and Luma in PremiereHere’s What You Need to Know About Data CompressionPost-Production Tips: How to Save Corrupted FootageWhy Dual Native ISO Should Be the New Industry Standardlast_img read more

Champion athletes feel more encouragement needed to promote sports, future stars

first_imgOlympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom believes schools need to do a lot more to promote sports and nurture future stars.”Sportspersons get the spotlight only when a big event like the Olympics or Asian Games is around the corner and we win medals in them. For those who triumph, there is a financial windfall, but athletes toiling hard at national events hardly get any recognition,” Mary said after the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) felicitated her and London Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar on Tuesday.”The schools should also help in promoting sports by holding competitions at regular intervals and providing adequate infrastructure.” She also said that the assistance of foreign coaches plays a critical part in the success of the athletes at various levels, but added they should work alongside Indian coaches.”The assistance of foreign coaches becomes necessary when it comes to winning close bouts. The Indian coaches are also good, but with the technical input of the foreign coaches, we can perform much better,” she said.Vijay said that the corporates also need to step up their investment in non-cricket sports and start supporting sportspersons from the initial stages of development.”The corporate houses should support sportspersons when they are starting out. They will feel more secure and will be more motivated to perform,” Vijay said.Meanwhile, in a session on the viability of broadcasting non-cricket sports, shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who was one of the panelists, felt that sportsmanship needs to be harnessed in kids.”Indians have sportsman spirit but we need to give children the infrastructure in their vicinity for sports and games,” he said.Former athlete Ashwini Nachappa stressed the need for developing community sports.Nimbus unperturbedMeanwhile, Nimbus Communications boss Harish Thawani said he is prepared to take on the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL).He said he was pretty satisfied with the response the rival World Series Hockey got in the first year and having two leagues won’t do the game any harm.”I welcome competition and it would be good for the game. I am pretty happy with the ratings and response in the first season. I am aware that Hockey India is also planning to hold its league in a big way but I’m confident of my product,” Thawani told Mail Today. Thawani also said that it is highly unlikely that Nimbus will bid for the English Premier League’s sub- continental TV rights, which are coming up for renewal.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months ago’Sick for football’ – Arsenal boss Emery given bizarre nickname by ex-players

first_img‘Sick for football’ – Arsenal boss Emery given bizarre nickname by ex-playersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery earned himself a bizarre nickname while managing at Almeria.The Spaniard helped Almeria to promotion to La Liga in 2007 before earning his first big move by joining Valencia a year later.According to Romaine Molina, the author of Unai Emery: El Maestro, the 47-year-old was known as a football nut by his players.”He is mad for football, he loves it,” Molina revealed.”His nickname when he was younger was ‘infermo de futbol,’ which means ‘sick for football’.”That is what one of his former players Laurent de Palmas used to say.”He told me that the players thought he breathed football, he sleeps football, maybe he even f***s football.”And he wasn’t laughing, he was serious while he was telling me.”Emery has had an instant impact since replacing Arsene Wenger in the summer. The Gunners are currently three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoInter Milan boss Conte admits Lukaku and Brozovic clashed midweek

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan boss Conte admits Lukaku and Brozovic clashed midweekby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan boss Antonio Conte admits Romelu Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic clashed in midweek.The pair scored in victory over AC Milan – just days after their clash at the end of their Champions League draw with Slavia Prague.Conte said: “Brozo and Lukaku are lovely lads and if anything, I get cross with them because they are too nice. They need to be more clinical on the field and not so naïve. If clashes happen, that’s welcome, because it means there’s blood in the veins and fire in there.“I’ve been a player, I’ve argued with teammates many times and then gone out to dinner with them afterwards. It’s not a big deal.” last_img read more

An Evening Under the Stars

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting the gala fundraising event an ‘Evening Under the Stars’ February 16th, 2019 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Center.This is a major fundraiser for the year which includes live entertainment, dinner and live and silent auctions.Funds raised from this event will go towards two projects. The Fort St. John Rotary Spray Park is the local project and the international project is in support of the End Polio Now Campaign, Rotary’s international fight for global polio eradication. Tickets for the event cost $100.00 each and are available to purchase from Sunrise Rotary Members, SunFM, The Investors Group or contact Amy Titley of the Rotary club at 250.261.8032.The evening starts at 5:30 pm with Cocktails followed by dinner at 6:30 pm Dinner. The featured entertainment for the evening will be live music performed by Last Horse Standing.To view, the FB Event Page CLICK HERElast_img read more

Two killed as their car falls into drain in Gzb

first_imgGhaziabad: Two persons were killed while two others were fatally injured after their car turned turtle and fell into a drain in Niwari area of Ghaziabad on late Sunday night. Police officials said that the victims were on their way to Meerut from Ghaziabad.According to police, the victims identified as Kuldeep (25), Bijendra Singh Chauhan (60), died in the incident while Neeraj Kumar and Krishan Kumar were critically injured. Cops added that those died were working as contractual employees in electricity board. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”A police control room (PCR) call was received around 11:45 pm where a passerby reported the matter. A police team immediately rushed to the spot and found that a car has fallen into a drain. The car was pulled out of the drain with the help of crane. The victims were rushed to a nearby private hospital where two persons were declared brought dead while two have been receiving treatment at the hospital,” said Dharmendra Kumar, Station House officer of Niwari police station. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsCops said that the incident occurred due to over speeding. “Prima Facie it appears that the driver of car had lost his control over the speeding vehicle which turned turtle and fell into the drain. No other person was injured in the incident. The bodies of deceased have been sent for the postmortem while no compliant has been received in the matter so far. We will investigate the case if a complaint is received,” added Kumar. In a similar incident, two members of a family died after a car carrying six members of a family fell into a drain in front of Civil Lines police Chowki on GT Road on January 28. Police said the driver lost his control over the vehicle while two persons aged 20 and 40 years respectively died in the incident. The incident also occurred late in night while the car crashed into the divider and fell into the drain. The family was returning from a birthday party when the incident occurred.last_img read more