Sordell and Taylor join Clarets

first_imgBurnley have announced the double signing of striker Marvin Sordell from Bolton and former West Ham midfielder Matt Taylor. Press Association Sordell previously worked under Burnley boss Sean Dyche at Watford, the club with who he made his Football League debut. Taylor, 32, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Clarets after the conclusion this summer of his West Ham contract. He is another ex-Bolton man and played for Portsmouth before that. Those arrivals are the second and third this week for Burnley after they announced on Wednesday that former Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks had joined them. The other player to sign for them this summer has been Michael Kightly, who had been on loan from Stoke last term and has now made the move permanent. Burnley are preparing for their return to the Premier League after clinching promotion from the Sky Bet Championship at the end of 2013/14. center_img Sordell has made his switch for an undisclosed fee, the 23-year-old agreeing a deal that could keep him at Turf Moor until 2017. He spent last season on loan from Bolton at Charlton, for who he scored eight goals, and has been capped 14 times for England Under-21s. last_img read more

Witness appeal following car theft in St Johnston

first_imgGardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station are seeking witnesses to an unauthorised taking of a vehicle in St Johnston. The incident occurred in the Church View area of St Johnston between November 1st and November 2nd.The black Volkswagen Passat with a registration of PK60NBM was parked on the driveway of the home when stolen. The timeframe for the theft of the car was between 7:30pm (Fri) and 11am (Sat).Gardaí are urging anyone who witnessed anything that might assist with our enquiries to call Letterkenny Gardaí.Any sightings of this car should be reported immediately to Garda’s confidential line on 1800 666 111.Witness appeal following car theft in St Johnston was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardaiInishowenSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Strata Allows You to Play Fantasy Football – With Scientists

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#gaming#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout curt hopkinscenter_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App SciVal Strata, a new project from Elsevier, is a web-based modeling tool that allows users to play scientists in teams in much the same way football fans do with players. Call it Madden NSF.Dr. Lisa Colledge, project manager for Strata, identified the problem that gave rise to its creation: “At the end of the day everything comes back to resources.” Whether you’re putting together a team for a research project, applying for a grant, evaluating grant applications or looking to prove your own worth to a project or institution, a modeling tool that can quantify that worth dynamically and justify the expenses involved could be valuable. The tool is a dynamic, customizable modeler that allows a user to add and subtract scientists and specialists to a team and anticipate the change that would make in the team’s efficiency. A set of tabs allow changes to benchmarks, personnel and influence over time (on science in general, not just a specific project). The interface is very recognizable, with drag-and-drop scientists (is this the first time that phrase has ever been written?), which outputs into various charts and graphs. In much the same way that a football player in a fantasy league or video game would be represented by his stats, so is the scientist or specialist in question. According to Dr. Colledge, the scientists are represented by a range of data, from SciVerse Scopus, an abstract and indexing database, articles from all kind of publications and references in those publications, as well as output and citation data which can be customized, and is dynamic and current.What are the chances of those of us at home playing along? (Who wouldn’t want a chance to see how Niels Bohr and Stephen Hawking would effect the development of the steam engine? Or whether Marie Curie or Richard Feynman would be more effective in helping Danny Dunn with his homework machine?) Slight. The tool is sold to universities and other research institutions and users will need to belong to one. If such a tool is even roughly analogous with academic journals, the cost would prove prohibitive for the Average BA-holding Joe. Maybe an academic game company could license the engine and data and give us the Max Planck-Laura Maria Caterina Bassi smackdown for which we have so long waited. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Chinmayanand case: SIT sleuths search woman’s hostel room

first_imgMembers of a Special Investigation Team here on Tuesday searched the hostel room of the student who has accused BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of raping and “physically exploiting” her for a year.The SIT members, accompanied by forensic experts, spent nearly six hours at the hostel room to collect evidence in connection with her allegations against the former Union Minister, college sources said. The student and her family members accompanied the SIT members during the search, they said. The team, which reached the hostel around noon, remained there till 5.45 pm, examining the postgraduate student’s belongings. After the search, the room was locked and sealed. The SIT, headed by Inspector General Naveen Arora, was set up by the Uttar Pradesh government on a Supreme Court directive. The college principal said though the room in which the student was staying was meant for two people, but she lived there alone. No rape case yetPolice sources said no rape case was registered till Tuesday evening against Mr. Chinmayanand after she lodged a zero FIR in New Delhi. The woman appeared before the press on Monday, alleging that the BJP leader had raped her, and also “physically exploited” her for one year. She told mediapersons that the Shahjahanpur police were reluctant to register a rape case against the 72-year-old former MP. “On Sunday, the SIT quizzed me for about 11 hours. I told them about the rape. Even after telling them everything, they have not arrested Chinmayanand yet,” she said. She alleged that when her father lodged a complaint with the police here about her physical exploitation, Shahjahanpur District Magistrate Indra Vikram Singh “issued threats”, asking him to file “a missing complaint” instead. “I have all the proof. The hostel room where I lived has been sealed. It should be opened in front of the media,” she said, adding that she would give the proof, including video clips, at an opportune time. “He (Chinmayanand) has ruined lives of many girls. I am the only one to muster the courage and stand up,” she added.last_img read more

Amid career season, Lee unsatisfied as UST continues to struggle

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “We haven’t registered a single win so I know I still have to improve because even if I produce quality numbers and we’re still losing, my games won’t matter to me.”READ: Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next seasonLee and the Tigers could’ve walked out of Smart Araneta Coliseum with a 1-7 record if only he converted one of his, potential, game-winners in the final seconds.The third year guard had a clear shot from the top of the key in his first attempt but the ball bounced in and out of the rim with about two seconds left in the game clock.His second was far more difficult as he only had a fraction of a second to get it off.ADVERTISEMENT Gilbert Arenas to co-host sports show with ex-porn star Mia Khalifa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president And even though Marvin Lee has been producing career numbers, he can’t help but think about the good of the team.READ: UP ends slump, sends UST reeling to eighth straight lossFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“So far I’m happy with my performance but I am in no way contented with it because we haven’t won a game,” said Lee in Filipino Wednesday after UST lost to University of the Philippines, 71-69.Lee is averaging 13.5 points, 3.75 rebounds, and 3.5 assists for UST, the first time in his career that he broke the 10-point average with both of his rebound and assist marks career-highs. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s no secret that University of Santo Tomas is the picture of futility in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.That 0-8 record encapsulates everything that is wrong about the Growling Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I felt that my shot would’ve went in, because whe I released it the ball had the perfect trajectory,” said Lee who finished with 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists. “When it bounced out I thought to myself that this game wasn’t for us.” View commentslast_img read more

Manchester City set to step up pursuit of Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez with new bid

first_imgAlexis Sánchez FA Cup: talking points from the action in the third round City came close to buying Sánchez in the summer before the prospective transfer fell down on the final day following a bid worth a total £60m. Arsenal were intent they would first have to buy a replacement but were unable to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, despite being willing to meet the £92m asking price.Sánchez has become a divisive figure in the Arsenal dressing room and some of his team-mates think it would be best for the club to sell him this month.Guardiola has also revived his interest in West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans. The centre-back, like Sánchez, came close to joining City in the summer but Guardiola later stated the club could not afford West Brom’s £25m valuation.City’s manager had hoped to sign Virgil van Dijk this month but, with the Dutch defender having joined Liverpool, he has turned to Evans. The 30-year-old has little or no sell-on potential but, given Vincent Kompany’s chronic injury issues, Guardiola needs to strengthen in the position. Evans, a former Manchester United defender, is a Premier League winner and has Champions League experience, two competitions Guardiola is intent on claiming this season for City.Arsenal are thought to retain an interest in Evans, too. The Northern Irishman’s preference is a return to the north-west for family reasons, though he is keeping his options open. Share on Messenger Manchester City Manchester City are set to make a fresh bid for Alexis Sánchez, with the club believing the Chilean can be prised from Arsenal this month. The forward is due to become a free agent in the close season so his price would be expected to be around £30m.Gabriel Jesus’s knee injury has increased Pep Guardiola’s desire to sign Sánchez. The Brazilian sustained a medial collateral injury in the draw at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve and is expected to miss the next two months. He is due to travel to Barcelona this week for further scans, though it is understood this is a routine check-up. Share on Twitter Transfer window Share via Email Share on Facebook news Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Topics West Bromwich Albion Reuse this content Arsenal Read more Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner: We’re very low

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield boss Wagner: We’re very lowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner admits they’re low after defeat to Fulham.Fulham secured three vital points with a 1-0 win against a rival for relegation when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in stoppage time.It left Huddersfield bottom of the Premier League, having lost all seven of this month’s league fixtures, and Wagner said: “Obviously it’s a low point.”Not only because we’ve lost seven in a row but how we lost it. It’s a heavy loss we’ve conceded (at Fulham). We will need for sure a little bit longer than only 30 minutes afterwards to deal with it.”December wasn’t our month, obviously. But for me it’s not possible to think so quickly after the game about the transfer window or the next game. I have to reflect.”It’s very difficult.” last_img read more

Urban Meyer lands his first quarterback recruit as Ohio States coach

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s success on the recruiting trail keeps on coming. Quarterback prospect J.T. Barrett, out of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas orally committed Wednesday to play for OSU after he graduates from high school in 2013. During his junior year, Barrett completed 102 of 171 passes for 1,605 yards, as he threw for 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Barrett also contributed 1,521 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. OSU’s 10th commitment of the class stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 209 pounds. Recruiting website Rivals.com ranked Barrett as a four-star recruit and the No. 134 overall player in the 2013 class. The site also ranked him as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback. Barrett narrowed his choices down to OSU, LSU, Texas Tech and Nebraska in March before finally committing to OSU. As Meyer’s first quarterback signee, Barrett is expected to compete with 2012 signee Cardale Jones to eventually replace current sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller. Meyer has had his fair share of success at recruiting the quarterback position, signing notable players such as Heisman Trophy winners, Tim Tebow and Cam Newton (transferred to Auburn University) while coaching at the University of Florida. read more

Team work for help to Haiti

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Provided by PR for the Haiti Relief Fund Related Items:intercaribbean airways-tchta-graceway supermarkets all team up with residents to support haiti, team work for help to haiticenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 13, 2016 – The TCI Hotel and Tourism Association, InterCaribbean Airways, Graceway Supermarkets alongside residents coordinating Saturday’s Haiti relief fundraiser called o the public to support the upcoming fundraiser and other relief efforts in Turks and Caicos in the wake of the storms devastation in Haiti.Haitian Consulate to Turks and Caicos Dr. Wenceslass Lambert said hundreds died following heavy rain and flooding in the southern region.  One week later, Lambert said most residents are cut of, living without electricity, water and essential medication.“This is a humanitarian disaster.  Haiti is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Jeane in 2004, still recovering from the 2010 earthquake and numerous tropical storms that have impacted the country, compounded by the increasing fears of Cholera.” The groups have galvanized efforts in hopes of reaching persons throughout the community.   Graceway Supermarkets IGA, Smart and Gourmet are asking residents to donate $1 or more to go towards disaster relief in Haiti.  The store has pledged to match up to $10,000.Tamell Seymour, Store Manager at Smart said, “we understand the situation they are in because we have been there before with Hurricanes and Haitians in this community, they are our people, we hurt when they hurt, we cry when they cry, we always want to step in when we can.”The relief group will host a fundraiser on Saturday at Sarah’s Kitchen on Airport Road.  Kevin Clarke who is representing the group called for donations of clothing, emergency kits, non-perishable goods, canned food, shoes, baby items and hygienic products.Meanwhile, TCHTA’s Stacy Cox said the group is encouraging persons to donate through IGA supermarkets.  She said the TCHTA is spreading the word through other travel agents.last_img read more