Battle for £700m Industrious begins

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Ronaldo double seals new Juve record, Balde rescues Inter Milan

first_imgSampdoria pulled level following a penalty awarded following an Emre Can handball with Quagliarella making no mistake beating Mattia Perin in the Juventus goal.The 35-year-old became the first player to score in nine consecutive Serie A games since David Trezeguet for Juventus in 2005.Audero deflected over a Ronaldo header on the hour but the hosts went ahead when the referee pointed to the spot for an Alex Ferrari handball off a corner after a VAR viewing.Substitute Saponara looked to have grabbed a point deep into injury time but VAR ruled he was in an offside.“The first half of the season has gone really well,” said Ronaldo, “but there’s still a long way to go. We must stay focused and keep working away if we want to achieve great things.”In Tuscany, Inter Milan earned back-to-back wins with Balde scoring on 72 minutes to move closer to Napoli, who they beat by the same scoreline amid controversy three days ago.Luciano Spalletti’s side were playing without their fans after racist abuse aimed at Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly in Milan.“It was fundamental that we win this match,” said Spalletti.Roma profitted from Sampdoria’s defeat to move up to fifth thanks to second half goals for Bryan Cristante (58) and Cengiz Under (75) in a 2-0 win over promoted Parma.Lazio were held 1-1 by Torino in the Stadio Olimpico, as Atalanta beat Sassuolo 6-2 with Slovenian Josip Ilicic scoring a second-half hat-trick.The battle for European football is tight with just six points between Lazio in fourth and Fiorentina in tenth position.Meanwhile, bottom club Chievo achieved their first top flight success with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Frosinone. Milan, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as voracious Italian champions Juventus finished 2018 on a high with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria to set a new points record in Serie A before the winter break as Inter Milan’s Senegalese winger Keita Balde scored the only goal in a win over Empoli days after the club were embroiled in a racism controversy.Ronaldo curled in the opener after just two minutes in Turin adding a second from the penalty spot on 65 minutes, putting the Portuguese top of Serie A’s scoring charts on 14 goals.Fabio Quagliarella pulled the Genoa outfit level with a penalty on 33 minutes, but a late Riccardo Saponara goal was ruled offside after consultation with the video assistant referee.“It was important to end the year on a high and it wasn’t at all easy,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.VAR proved decisive in the game with Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo, dismissing Ronaldo’s penalty as “a gift,” adding “that Saponara goal should never have been cancelled”.“Juventus are strong, they consume everything. They are a cannibal,” said Giampaolo.“For me, morally, the game was 2-2.”Juventus open up a 12-point lead at the top of Serie A ahead of Napoli who can reduce the gap when they host Bologna later on Saturday.Inter Milan are third two points behind Napoli.Seven-time reigning champions Juventus also have a record number of points before the three-week winter break with 53 from 19 games.“Records are meaningless, if not to improve and raise the bar,” said Allegri.The reigning champions have dropped points just twice, being held 1-1 by Genoa at home in October and 2-2 against Atalanta midweek, and are firmly on track for an eighth consecutive Scudetto.“With Ronaldo, the perception is different. He’s the best player in the world,” continued Allegri.“37 points, give or take a few, are missing for the Scudetto.”– Battle for Europe –Ronaldo had come off the bench to score in Bergamo last Wednesday but returned to the starting line-up in the Allianz Stadium.And the Portuguese striker found a way through early, picking up a Paulo Dybala cross to fire in past Sampdoria’s on loan Juventus goalkeeper Emil Audero. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Dam Inn Mates take it on the chin again

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second straight week the Dam Inn Mates took it on the chin.In a rematch of the 2010 West Kootenay Flag Football League final, the Mates once again played second fiddle to the Castlegar Vikings. This time the Vikings hammered the Mates 38-7 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. During week one, Hume Brewers thumped the Mates 21-1. In two games the Mates have been outscored 57-8.The Vikings dominated both sides of the ball, scoring at will and twice intercepting Dam Inn quarterbacks. Castlegar quarterback Dave Kravski tossed touchdowns to Carl Perepolkin, Kevin Wilson, Steve Mota and Bryan Lauzon.Kravski also ran for one major while Mota and Wilson picked off Dam Inn passes.The win moves Castlegar into a tie with idle Hume Brewers. Hume also pounded Dam Inn during week one of the season.The score of the contest between Nelson Impact and Whites was not available.The league resumes play Sunday at Mount Sentinel with one game on the schedule. Hume meets Whites at 11 a.m. The following week Castlegar hosts the Brewers at 11 a.m. while Dam Inn meets Whites at 1 [email protected]last_img read more

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Grace gives more to Ben Francis Invit

first_img Principal Stewart says the meet is a reminder of the legacy of a former principal of the Clarendon-based institution. “We might not be the champions of Boys and Girls’ Championship in recent years, but we have won 22 times in the past, and continue to be in the top five in the girls’ category. We continue to make bold strides in sports and intellectually, as our young people are resources to be developed,” Dr Stewart said. Ben Francis thanked everyone involved in the staging of the meet that will be held for the first time outside the school compound. “On this occasion of the sixth staging of the Ben Francis meet, thanks to all who continue to make it possible. You have set the stage on which students continue to perform,” Francis said. Albert Lawrence, the first Vere Technical male Olympian and a member of Jamaica’s 4×100 metres silver-medal team in Los Angeles in 1984 is the patron of this year’s meet. Grace Foods Services and Western Union have increased their sponsorship for the sixth staging of the Vere Technical High School – Ben Francis Invitational track and field meet set for February 20 at the Jamalco Sports Complex in Clarendon. “We (Grace) have increased the sponsorship by $500,000 in sponsorship and execution of this meet as title sponsors. Last year, we budgeted $700,000, and this year it will be $1.2 million,” Angella Grandison-Reid, Grace Foods Services Company promotions and consumer services manager announced at the press launch yesterday at the Spanish Court Hotel. She pointed out that Grace has always assisted in the development of track and field meets. “We have been at development meets since 1975. This year, we are sponsoring 13 development meets, up from eight last year,” Grandison-Reid disclosed. The Vere Technical past student indicated that her company will continue to assist the meet. “Dr Henritta Stewart (principal of Vere), you don’t have to call us at Grace to find out if we are coming, as it is automatic,” Grandison-Reid asserted. Meanwhile, the coaches of the top medal-winning schools will walk away with cash incentives. “The top-three coaches will get $30,000, $15,000 and $10,000,” Olive Forrester, head of the physical education department at Vere revealed. There will also be prize monies worth $40,000 for each winner of the Championship events, such as high jump Class One (girls); 400 metres Class One (boys); 4×100 metres Class One (boys) and 4×400 metres (girls). Reminder of the legacylast_img read more

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Undefeated: Eureka High girls soccer claims NCS D-I championship, finishes season 19-0

first_imgGrace Plessinger found the back of the net from 25-yards out to give the Loggers an early 1-0 advantage and the Eureka High girls soccer team captured a North Coast Section Division-I championship with a 4-1 win over visiting Arcata, Saturday night at Albee Stadium.“This championship has been four years in the making,” Eureka head coach Andy Salatnay said. “Its a strong finish to the season and it’s all because of the remarkable effort from our girls.”Eureka (19-0) beat Arcata (14-8-1) twice …last_img read more

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Despite many potential fits, the Giants have left this role vacant since July

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–When the Giants traded Cory Gearrin to the Texas Rangers last July, they lost more than just a veteran reliever.The move also left them without a union representative.Seven months after the Giants sent Gearrin to Texas in a cost-cutting deal, the position he once held remains vacant.Gearrin took over for longtime rep Matt Cain last spring as the frontman for the Giants with the Major League Baseball Players Association and was always willing to discuss various issues around …last_img read more

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Overlooker

first_imgI’m a young man of twentyseven years. I’m concerned citizen who hails from The Eastern Cape but I’m in gauteng.As I was watching the world and our country fighting against xenophobia it came to my concern that why cnt I start my organisation in helping the government to fight this campaign of fighting this underage/illegal circumcision in our beautiful country as it is getting out of hand.The department is doing its best but it’s still extending so it’s my wish to play my part and work with the government as an overlooker whenever it’s being performed around the country.So I’m pleading with this organisation and the health department to help me play my part in our beatiful country as our brothers are dying every season. Let us unite in arms maAfrica.Blakie masixole.Name: Masixole BlakieEmail address: [email protected] Telephone: 073 265 0691last_img read more

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Enterproid: Now Work & Play Can Safely Coexist on Your Mobile Phone

first_imgRelated Posts For I.T., Control Where it MattersIf that sounds like a deal that would make the control-freak I.T. admins uncomfortable, Divide offers some enterprise-ready features that should sweeten the deal. On the work “side” of the device, enterprise-grade applications for email, contacts, calendar, text messaging, IM and Web browsing are provided, and they sync with ActiveSync-compatible systems, including Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps and Lotus Notes.I.T. still has the ability to set policies on the devices – for example, to enforce encryption or to specify under what scenarios an employee can connect to the network. It can also enforce legal terms of service, like the management of email signatures, and it can require a password to be entered every time a user switches from the personal profile to the work one.The switching process is done by a simple double-tap of the “home” button.Divide also includes a secure API (application programming interface) that allows third-parties (or even I.T. itself) to write apps that access corporate data. These apps can then be sent down to end users’ devices over-the-air.Finally, I.T. can brand the business profile to their liking, right down to the background image and the icons that appear on the homescreen.Private Beta Today & Other Company Details Enterproid is a new mobile startup launching today which helps companies better manage the personal smartphones used by employees for work purposes. The first product from Enterproid is Divide, a platform for separating work and personal profiles on one device, and allowing them to be managed separately. With this new service, I.T. has limited access to the device, as compared with the fully-managed deployments of business-only smartphones in years past.I.T. can still wipe data from lost or stolen phones, but only corporate data. It can deploy enterprise apps over-the-air, but it can’t see what personal apps a user has installed. And it can’t track the location of a phone unless the employee gives it permission to do so.Meanwhile, the employees in a organization where Divide is used are empowered like never before. They have access to a self-service dashboard from a cloud-based platform called “ARC” where they can track voice and data usage, they see their device’s location and they can even wipe their data from the device – all without I.T.’s involvement. sarah perez Today, Enterproid launches into private beta via a sign-up form on its website. A mid-2011 commercial launch on the Android platform is planned with support for Windows Phone 7 and iOS devices to soon follow.There are some interesting co-founders behind Enterproid, it’s worth mentioning: CEO Andrew Toy formerly served as VP of Mobile and Syndication Technology at MTV Networks, VP of Business Development Alexander Trewby spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley as VP of Mobile Development and VP of Engineering David Zhu was previously Director of Engineering at iOS-focused startup Smule, the maker of a slew of  #1 hits on the iTunes App Store.Enterproid was also a finalist in the 2011 Qualcomm Ventures QPrize competition and is presenting at the DEMO conference today in Palm Desert, California. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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India-SA Test series ends in draw

first_imgIndia levelled the three-match Test series 1-1 against South Africa after the Cape Town Test ended in a draw on Thursday.Gautam Gambhir takes a single in Cape Town on Thursday. AP PhotoOpener Gautam Gambhir stood tall in the final innings to post a resolute 64 to help India end the day on 166/3 – the final score before the two skippers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Graeme Smith decided to call it a day.Needing 340 for a victory, post Jacques Kallis’s unbeaten 109 on Wednesday, India had little chance but aim for a draw and that’s what the batsmen focused on.In the morning, Morne Morkel accounted for Virender Sehwag on 11 when the team total was 27. The wicket could have started India’s fall, but Gambhir and Rahul Dravid had other plans. The two batted on stitching together a 79-run partnership that continued till late in the second session.Finally, Lonwabo Tsotsobe sent Rahul Dravid back on 31 to break their second wicket stand. A top edge from Dravid’s bat was taken by Ashwell Prince in the third slip when India were 106/2.But Thursday belonged to Gambhir, who fell seven runs shy of a ton in the first essay, resisted the onslaught by South African bowlers to post a gritty 64.Finally a bouncer from Dale Steyn spelt Gambhir’s doom. It came in from round the stumps curved in, brushed his gloves and settled in stumper Mark Boucher’s gloves. India score at this juncture was 120/3.Ultimately Sachin Tendulkar (14) along with the man who shaped India’s win in Durban, VVS Laxman (32) bailed India out.advertisementKallis, who had performed the bail-out operation for South Africa on the fourth day when Harbhajan Singh was busy counting heads (seven in the innings), will be unavailable for Sunday’s T20 game and the five-match ODI series starting on January 12 as the team doctor has advised him a two-week rest.He was hit on the chest by S Sreesanth in the first innings in which he scored 161. The blow has left a contusion on his right rib.Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was the other centurion in the match. He completed his 51st Test hundred scoring an impressive 146 in the first innings even as South Africa paceman Dale Styen finished with a five-wicket haul in the innings.S. Sressanth continued to show his antics but bowled superbly. He claimed five wickets in the rain-marred first innings.But Sreesanth being Sreesanth earned the ICC wrath for breaching the code of conduct on the fourth day. He had kicked the boundary rope in frustration after his two LBW appeals were turned down by the umpire in the previous over.Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni too had to part with sixty per cent of his match fee as his bowlers bowled three overs short. The other team members were fined 30 per cent of the fee by the ICC.last_img read more

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10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock demands Tottenham stay at Wembley for Premier League integrity

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock demands Tottenham stay at Wembley for Premier League integrityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock says Tottenham should be forced to play the season at Wembley.Warnock, whose Cardiff side lost to Tottenham in Wales on Tuesday having also been beaten by them at Wembley, believes it could hand his relegation rivals an advantage if they face Spurs at their new stadium.He said: “They have made so many cock-ups now with the timing the Premier League should enforce it that they play at Wembley for the rest of the season. “There should not be any chance of an advantage for our opponents really. It’s not our fault – we should have been playing Tottenham at their new stadium ourselves.”So I think the Premier League should step in now and make them stay at Wembley for the rest of the season. “They shouldn’t be able to play at their new stadium for six weeks or whatever it is. “It undermines the integrity of the competition.” last_img read more

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