Former Chelsea man Fabio Borini’s 88th-minute equaliser forced extra time at the Stadium of Light, where a penalty shoot-out now looms. The striker, on as a substitute, fired through the legs of David Luiz after Jozy Altidore had burst into the box and around keeper Mark Schwarzer.Lee Cattermole’s own goal 38 seconds into the second half looked like taking Chelsea through to the Capital One Cup semi-finals.Goal-line technology, being used in the League Cup for the first time, was needed to confirm the ball had crossed the line after Cattermole’s attempt to stop Frank Lampard tucking away Cesar Azpilicueta’s low cross at the far post.The goal was initially awarded to Lampard but replays suggested the Sunderland midfielder got the final touch.It brought the game to life after an uninspiring first half in which the Black Cats had appeals for a penalty waved away.The home fans wanted a spot-kick when Andrea Dossena’s cross struck the upper part of Azpilicueta’s arm, but referee Anthony Taylor was having none of it.Chelsea’s best opportunity of the half came nine minutes before the interval.Having got himself into a great position, Andre Schurrle should have shot but instead played the ball to Willian, who dragged an effort harmlessly wide.The Blues eventually did take the lead and Samuel Eto’o should have doubled it but steered the ball wide after being inadvertently put through on goal by a misplaced pass from Sunderland’s Craig Gardner.Chelsea, who lost Azpilicueta to injury on 69 minutes, were left to rue Eto’o’s miss when Borini levelled.And Gary Cahill needed to produce a superb last-ditch challenge to prevent the Italian scoring again in the final seconds of normal time.After the restart, Luiz’s volley was pushed away by keeper Vito Mannone before Borini missed a decent opportunity to put Sunderland ahead, his scuffed shot ending up in the side netting.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Schwarzer; Azpilicueta (Essien 69), Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; De Bruyne, Willian, Schurrle (Hazard 83); Eto’o (Ba 74).Subs not used: Blackman, Terry, Oscar, Torres.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Cesc Fabregas’ first goal for Chelsea gave them a flying start in their opening Champions League game.Fabregas struck in the 11th minute when he found Eden Hazard on the left and then collected the Belgian’s pass before firing beyond keeper Ralf Fährmann.Schalke were unhappy as Fabregas appeared to foul Max Meyer in the build-up, but Chelsea deserve their lead.They made a bright start and Ramires should have put them ahead but miscued after being found by Didier Drogba.And after the opener, Hazard’s low shot was blocked before Fabregas might have scored a second but blazed over following great work on the right by Branislav Ivanovic.At the other end, Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois did well when he was finally called upon, palming away an effort from former Tottenham man Kevin-Prince Boateng.And in the final minute of the first half, Julian Draxler missed a great chance for the German side when he shot wide of the far post.Drogba recovered from an ankle problem in time for the match and is making his first start since returning to Stamford Bridge, while summer signing Filipe Luis was handed his full debut. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Drogba. Subs: Cech, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Oscar, Remy, Costa.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#search#web I know what you’re thinking. “Where can I look for a mate, a book and a blender at the same time? Oh, and it has to be a visual search.” PicClick looks to be the answer.When Ryan Sit, also the founder of TopicFire (ReadWriteWeb coverage) started PicClick, a year and a half ago, it had two tabs – eBay and Amazon. Now it has seven, having added Etsy, Match.com, AllRecipes, Google and Yelp (the last still under construction). And it looks smart on an iPad. If the first iteration of PicClick was in essence a large-scale, functional proof of concept, the new and improved version is outright useful across topic-areas. In addition to search under each service tab, the offerings are also presented in sections, such as the “casserole,” “pasta” or “Italian” sections under the AllRecipes tab. Sit told us that in addition to reaching out to encompass more content under the search, the interface has also been improved upon. “Besides the new sections on PicClick, the entire website design has been updated based upon requests in our feedback forum to improve our visual search interface. It is now much easier and cleaner to browse.”Given the increasing use of mobile computing, and crazed iPad lust, the speed and cleanliness of the rendering is bound to help sell the service. “With PicClick you can see hundreds of products on one page, you can maximize full-screen for even more, infinite scroll, and zoom slider on the top right. It just allows you to find things 100x faster.”I’m not certain but that the 100x figure might not be hyperbole. It is fast though. (Sit subsequently wrote back and said he’d measured it at 12x.) And real purdy. PicClick plans to bring an additional section each month, starting with Yelp. About eight months ago, PicClick added international versions of its search, Sit said. A growth spurt, to 11, including the U.S. version, happened a couple of months after that. Ryan Sit is the man behind Favtape and Swurl, both of which have been folded into PicClick. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
In his book, “Liminal Thinking,” Dave Gray uses the term “The Obvious” to refer to our individual view of the world. “The Obvious” is a map that we’ve built up over time to navigate the world around us, and it influences most of the conscious decisions we make in a given day. We trust our map implicitly, even take it for granted, but rarely to think about how that map came to be.The Pot Roast Story is an example of relying on ”The Obvious.” In the story, a woman, for years, diligently follows a family recipe that calls for cutting the ends off a pot roast before cooking. When the woman decides to find out why the recipe calls for cutting off the ends of the roast, she finds out it was less about the result than the original circumstances.Every day we make decisions in our life and in our work based on our individual map, on what we consider “The Obvious.” What if we looked deeper? What if we started to ask why we do the things we do? What is it we are actually trying to accomplish?Cooperative Extension, like other adult education programs, has a mission, though the exact mission and wording varies state by state. The word cloud below captures the most common words in Extension mission statements from 32 states found on websites in October 2016. What stands out to you?Viewing just the word cloud, we surmise that Extension is associated with universities, and uses education and research-based knowledge to improve and strengthen people, families, and communities. But why do we believe education and research-based knowledge will improve and strengthen people, families, and communities?The answer, for many adult education programs, is grounded in the theory of Diffusion of Innovation. This theory provides an underpinning for much of what Extension does, and a substantial body of peer-reviewed literature has developed around it.In a nutshell, “Diffusion is the process through which an innovation, defined as an idea perceived as new, spreads via certain communication channels over time among the members of a social system.” – A Prospective and Retrospective Look at the Diffusion Model, Everett M. Rogers, Journal Of Health Communication Vol. 9 , Iss. Sup1, 2004Extension has developed as a system to communicate innovations (broadly defined) to our audiences, with the assumption that this will lead to the audience adopting innovations that will “strengthen and improve their lives.”Diffusion of innovation theory is implicit in the logic model, which posits changes in knowledge lead to changes in action which lead to changes in condition. While it seems self-evident that people require knowledge before their behavior will change, do we do enough to consider, and affect, the other complex factors that influence changes in behavior?We encourage you to read more about the diffusion of innovation, and ask if it sufficiently answers your “why question.” If it doesn’t, then what does? The next step is to delve a bit deeper with the diffusion of innovation theory and ask questions, e.g.:Where does the innovation come from?What is the role of Extension in developing or discovering the innovation?What is Extension’s role in communicating that innovation?Are there steps beyond communicating that will lead to adoption of the innovation?In our next post, we will look at some of these questions, particularly through the lens of networks. In our view, networks can play a key role in facilitating the discovery and spread of innovations.Authors: Bob Bertsch (@ndbob), Karen Jeannette (@kjeannette), and Stephen Judd (@sjudd)
Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Thomas, who replaced Murphey Holloway, was set to play his only game in the PBA in the Batang Pier’s last game against Meralco at Mall of Asia Arena Friday.Globaport’s already out of the playoff race with a 3-7 record.FEATURED 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 E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad NBA: Damian Lillard would rather not win a title than move to star-studded team Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globalport’s third replacement import Jamal Thomas won’t be able to suit up in the PBA Governors’ Cup after exceeding the height limit for the conference.The Governors’ Cup has a height limit of 6-foot-5 but Thomas exceeded the limit by almost an inch, the PBA tweeted hours before the 7:00 pm tipoff.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 View comments
Man Utd plan Jan bid for Leicester attacker James Maddisonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United plan to bid for Leicester City attacker James Maddison in January.The Times says just a month after United paid an £85m world-record fee for a defender to sign Harry Maguire, his former team-mate Maddison heads Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wishlist.Apart from 26-year-old Maguire, Old Trafford boss Solskjaer showed in the last transfer window he prefers to recruit youngsters still developing.Newcomers Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, both 21, are already in United’s starting line-up.And midfielder Maddison has begun this campaign in even better form than during his breakthrough season last term.The 22-year-old has caught the eye of other top Prem clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Liverpool v Man Utd: Kuyt accused of ‘stabbing Stam in the back’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool hero Dirk Kuyt is being hammered inside Holland.Dutch pundit Johan Derksen has accused Kuyt of undermining Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam, the former Manchester United defender. Kuyt is the club’s U19 coach.Before going into Sunday’s clash with FC Twente, the heat was being turned up on Stam over Feyenoord’s flagging start to the season. Stam, after two years in charge of Reading, returned to Holland to take charge of PEC Zwolle before being named Feyenoord coach barely a year into the job. But with things going awry at the De Kuip, it’s been claimed Kuyt has been positioning himself to succeed Stam.Former Cambuur star Derksen said on Veronica Inside via Voetbalzone: “I assure you: Dirk Kuyt relentlessly stabs Jaap with a knife in his back so he can become head trainer.”Along with being youth coach, Kuyt also had input on signings at Feyenoord this summer. The former striker, now 39, had six years with Liverpool where he won the League Cup. Derksen continued: “Kuyt is thriving there on the terraces in that Feyenoord suit, and hoping that the camera will be pointed at him.”He has what every trainer suffers from: ‘I can get a lot more out of that group’.”They all make that mistake. Vanity wins him over. He has been acting strangely at Feyenoord for years, but there has never been anyone who has pulled the handbrake.”Feyenoord bounced back on Sunday with a thumping 5-1 win over Twente. The result sees Feyenoord jump up to sixth on the Eredivisie table.- updated September 30 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
MONTREAL – Reitmans Ltd. says it had a net loss of $3.2 million in the last quarter in an improvement from the $6.6 million net loss in the same quarter a year earlier.The clothing retailer says the smaller losses for the quarter ending May 5, which amounted to five cents per share, came from a longer quarter, a foreign exchange boost, and reduced store operating costs.Reitmans says sales were $207.6 million in the quarter, compared with $207.1 million a year earlier despite a net reduction of 32 stores, while promotional costs were up on increased activity.Online sales jumped 21.9 per cent in the quarter while store sales dropped 3.9 per cent. Overall sales were also boosted by about $8.8 million in the quarter because the first quarter ended a week later than last year’s.The company said in March it would close its 17 Hyba athletic clothing stores by next February and move the brand into the company’s existing Reitmans stores.Reitmans operates 637 stores including 269 Reitmans, 121 Penningtons, 89 Addition Elle, 80 RW & CO., 62 Thyme Maternity and the Hyba stores slated for closure.Companies in this story: (TSX:RET)
Srinagar: Six militants were killed on Thursday in encounters in with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir while a civilian and a soldier also lost their lives, police said.While three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, a civilian and a soldier were killed in the encounter in Pulwama, three militants were eliminated during a gun battle with security forces in Shopian district, a police spokesman said. “On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched this morning by police and security forces at Delipora area in district Pulwama,” the spokesman said. He said as the security forces were evacuating the target house, the hiding militants started firing indiscriminately.
Casablanca- It is always heart-shattering to hear that some of our Moroccan brothers and sisters abroad are going through harsh difficulties and are in dire need of help and support. A single mother of a thirteen-year-old son, Hajiba, a Moroccan residing in Stanford, Connecticut (USA), is currently struggling in a battle against lung cancer in its fourth stage. Because of her inability to afford the expensive medical care there, Hajiba was discharged from the hospital in CT because her insurance could not cover more medical expenses. She was then transferred to a hospital in the Bronx, in New York. A typical characteristic of Moroccans, lending a helping hand to their fellow Moroccans in time of urgent need has always been one of their priorities. After learning of Hajiba’s story, some Moroccans there have recently started a fundraising initiative, requesting the help and support of their friends and relatives in their community as well as from other States in the U.S., in order to give Hajiba a chance to hope. Both moral and financial supports are now invaluable for Hajiba at this very critical moment in her life. Some Moroccans have already contributed to this initiative and have expressed great confidence that their fellow citizens and people from all nationalities will show some sense of solidarity and sincere concern towards Hajiba. CT residents who are willing to land hand to Hajiba can contact Ms. Hayate Jandar and residents Virginia can contact Naoual El Aomari Rsimi.Residents of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or any other state can contact Mr. Simo Elaissaoui and Mr. Adam Echawadi.