Berahino spot-kick wins it for West Brom

first_img Press Association It was West Brom’s first victory in 10 games and was thoroughly merited after a hard-working performance. It lifted some of the gloom with which 2013 ended after the sacking of head coach Steve Clarke and put aside the controversy generated by Nicolas Anelka’s goal celebration last weekend. Anelka could have done some of that himself had he not scooped over from close range before the break while Liam Ridgewell also missed a fine opportunity. The Baggies forced the pace in the second half but what creativity there was in a largely subdued first period was created by the hosts. Newcastle’s Loic Remy fired over with the first serious attempt of the game but the impressive Morgan Amalfitano was the first to test a goalkeeper when he shot straight at Krul. An ambitious attempt by Amalfitano to lob Krul from the right was dealt with by the goalkeeper before the same player shot over. West Brom continued to look the livelier and Stephane Sessegnon was inches away from turning in a Ridgewell cross after good work by Anelka. Baggies defender Billy Jones required treatment for a head injury after colliding with his own goalkeeper Ben Foster. The pair had both been forced to change direction and stretch for the ball after a Remy shot had taken a looping deflection. Substitute Saido Berahino struck a late penalty as West Brom overcame 10-man Newcastle 1-0 for their first Barclays Premier League win under caretaker boss Keith Downing. Berahino stepped up to score with four minutes remaining at The Hawthorns after Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul brought down Matej Vydra. Krul escaped a red card for his challenge but team-mate Mathieu Debuchy saw no such leniency from referee Lee Mason after a two-footed challenge on Claudio Yacob. That proved a rare attack from Newcastle and Jonas Olsson went close at the other end when he headed wide from an Amalfitano cross. Amalfitano made more headway down the right and pulled back a good cross for Chris Brunt but the Albion captain, despite having time to aim from 10 yards, could not get direction on his header. Anelka spurned an even better opportunity just before half-time, after yet more trickery from Amalfitano, when he remarkably shot over from four yards. Jones did not return for the second half as Downing decided to liven up the attack by sending on Berahino. Cheick Tiote tried his luck from distance for Newcastle after a clearance fell his way but Foster was alert to his bobbling volley. West Brom decided to try a few long-ball attacks and one of them almost paid off as Berahino lashed in a shot after combining with Brunt but a defender blocked. The tempo of the game started to increase as Remy controlled outside the area and cut inside to curl a shot over Foster’s bar. Newcastle were left facing an uphill struggle after Debuchy was dismissed in the game’s first moment of controversy just after the hour. Mason had no hesitation in showing a straight red card after the Frenchman lunged in on Yacob, even though the Argentinian managed to jump and minimise contact. Albion grew in confidence after that and forced the pace even more. Newcastle regrouped and repelled a succession of attacks with Krul not seriously tested until Berahino fired a shot low at his near post after 75 minutes. Ridgewell spurned a glorious opportunity nine minutes from time when he reached a Berahino cross ahead of Krul four yards out but somehow sidefooted wide. There was still time for West Brom and their chance came after Vydra raced through and was tripped by Krul. Berahino made no mistake and Newcastle could not recover, despite Cabaye shooting at Foster. last_img read more

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GAA: NOTAÍ GAEIL LEITIR CEANNAIN

first_imgThe Reserves recorded a good win over Na Rossa in the Junior B championship playoff on Saturday evening last in Cloughaneely. In the 0.14 to 0.3 victory Gaels had great performances from Shane Gildea, Anthony McDaid and Dean Creevy while upfront the youthful forwards of McBrearty and McMacken paid dividents. A Special thanks to the hosts Cloughaneely for their excellent pitch preparations on the day. They now advance to play Malin in the next round. Our Seniors travelled to Moville in the League on Sunday.We matched them in the first half but faded in the closing quarter as the home side ran out winners.We had excellent performances from Ciaran and Oisín Cannon, Aron Bradley Pauric Mulpeter and Aron Stewart. The Minors played St Michaels in the preliminary round of the championship on Friday evening last and came away from the Bridge with a confidence boosting victory. Gaels had solid performances from Dara Coll, Peter Doherty,Cillian Skinnader, John Doran and Oisín Mc Elhinney while inside forwards Conor McBrearty and Odhran McMacken were always a threat. The return leg will be played at Páirc na nGael this Friday evening. Throw Inn at 7.30pm.The U14s are due to play Termon in a league playoff on Wednesday 27th July. They play Movillle in the championship in Páirc na nGael on Wednesday the 10th August.Our U10 gaelic teams hosted Termon last Saturday. Our two teams played competitive matches and displayed great skills and scores. All the boys and girls tried their best and played in a sporting manner – thanks to the young whistlers, coaches and parents who all helped out on the day. Congratulations to Shay Doherty, Cathair Doherty, Peter O’Donnell, Brian Diver and Joseph Doherty who represented Donegal in the hurling and gaelic games in Croke Park recently. The boys all enjoyed the day out and the opportunity to play on the big stage. The U10 hurlers took part in a hurling blitz in Ballyshannon. The boys and girls played with great spirit and determination winning three of their five matches. Thanks to Aodh Rua and to coaches and parents who travelled with the team.U12 hurlers travelled to Four Masters in the league and came away with a convincing win. Thanks to Four Masters for their refreshments on the evening. Next match is Strabane Shamrocks in Pairc na Gaeil, Thursday 7pm. This was also a first outing for Gaels camogie team who played a challenge against Four Masters. Thanks again to Four Masters for arranging the match. Camogie training on Tuesday 6.30pm.Check our website letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie for all details on training times for all ages and all the latest news.A Club Meeting will be held on Thursday,28th at 9pm in the Community Room, Church of the Irish Martyrs Lotto results for week-ending 17th July. No’s drawn were 8,13,23 & 24 Match 3 winner was Paul Gillespie, Drimroe, Glencolmcille.Lotto results for week-ending 24th July. No’s drawn were 1,3,9 & 17 Match 3 winner was Vincent Bianconi, Letterkenny. Next wekends Jackpot will be 6,150 Euro.GAA: NOTAÍ GAEIL LEITIR CEANNAIN was last modified: July 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Letterkenny Gaelslast_img read more

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Kentridge artwork re-animates Joburg

first_img7 August 2009 Created by world-renowned artist William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx, the latest addition to Johannesburg’s public art is a commanding presence – and an important part of the regeneration of Joburg’s inner city. The Fire Walker stands tall in the inner city of South Africa’s commercial capital, greeting pedestrians and motorists as they travel over the Queen Elizabeth Bridge connecting Braamfontein and the central business district. Artist William Kentridge, in his trademark white shirt, charcoal jacket and panama hat, was present to witness the unveiling of the sculpture he created together with Gerhard Marx. A small crowd of about 50 people buzzed around the 11-metre sculpture. Kentridge and Marx looked relaxed. The sculpture consists of large black and white metal plates, positioned in layers. The plates are evocative of torn bits of paper. Walking around the sculpture provides a multitude of broken images, until at one point all the images come together, and The Fire Walker comes alive as a woman walking, bundled up, with a burning brazier on her head. Local women cook mealies or “smileys” – roasted sheeps’ heads – in such braziers, walking around the city and selling them to passers-by. Extremely relieved Kentridge said he was extremely relieved that the statue was up and looked good. It had gone from four 1m high paper drawings, to a 3-metre high marquette, and over some two months, to the striking sculpture at the entrance to the CBD. “This is a familiar place,” said Kentridge. “It is very nice to be back in it.” He recounted how his grandfather, a lawyer, used to have rooms just 100 metres from the small triangular square in which the sculpture is mounted. He would visit his grandfather here, and remembers the women with braziers on their heads. “I am happy to be part of the re-animating of the city,” the artist added. Whereas a sculpture is usually constructed in the artist’s studio or yard, Kentridge said this one had to be constructed on site, with an engineer and project manager directing the operation, overseen by Marx. “I would stand across the road, and phone them and tell them to move a piece five centimetres to the left,” Marx said, smiling. “This is really exciting to add something to the city I grew up in. It slowly fell together over a two-month period.” He explained that he had been working with Kentridge on a series of sculptures since last year. The images were for the camera – Kentridge is famous for his artistic films, as well as fine art. Kentridge said he was looking forward to seeing the different shadows reflected on different pieces of the work, particularly when the sky was overcast, dark and purple. The City of Joburg had approached Kentridge several times, asking whether he could do something to add to its growing body of public art, said Lael Bethlehem, the chief executive of the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), the body overseeing the commissioning and erection of the art. “I want to thank William Kentridge for his incredibly deep engagement with the city, for this extraordinary act of creation. Thank you for this incredible act of generosity and commitment that the artists have shown,” she said. “We at the JDA see artwork as an important part of the regeneration of the city.” Many works Bethlehem spoke about the many artworks that had been erected around the city – in Jewel City, in Braamfontein, at the Baralink Taxi Rank, at the Governor’s House in Hillbrow, in Pieter Roos Park, and a road sign soccer field in Joe Slovo Drive. “Working with artists is one of the many pleasures of working at the JDA.” She spoke of how artists were creating art out of insignificant items – forgotten tree trunks, for instance. The works were a “celebration of the street life of Joburg”, with many parties contributing – residents, corporates, taxi drivers. “It is all of these elements that make up this tapestry.” Bethlehem also thanked the political leadership of the city, particularly Executive Mayor Amos Masondo, for supporting the public art programme. That programme consists of devoting up to 1 percent of all projects undertaken, to the creation of public art. As a result, the city has blossomed with mosaic, wooden and metal sculptures, beaded sculptures, concrete creations and benches. Rebuilding takes time “The rebuilding of the inner city takes time,” she added. “It needs the commitment and energies of a wide of range of people.” Bethlehem also spoke of the need to build an alliance, particularly with corporates in the inner city, turn old buildings around. “I invite all companies that have a commitment to the city, to come with us. The most powerful tool is the public artwork.” The triangle on which The Fire Walker has been erected has been transformed – from a car wash area for about 80 taxis to a grassy park with flower beds complementing several mature trees. A BRT station will in time be built at the southern end. Kentridge and Marx said they were considering a similar artwork in Naples, Italy. 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Chennai crush Stags to begin Champions League on a high

first_imgChennai Super Kings crushed Central Districts Stags by 57 runs to begin their Champions League campaign on a high.Chennai Super Kings vs Central District Stags, ScoresBrief Scores: Chennai 151-4 (20); Stags 94 all out (18)Champions League 2010 – Special Coverage  The IPL champions posted 151-4, a hard-fought score set up with Subramaniam Badrinath’s unbeaten 52 and Srikkanth Anirudha’s enterprising 42 after been promoted up the order ahead of MS Dhoni.Stags, the New Zealand domestic T20 champions, were bowled out for 94 in 18 overs.They struggled to get going under lights at the Kingsmead. Chennai’s pacers Doug Bollinger and Albie Morkel choked up the runs before the spin twins Muttiah Muralitharan and R Ashwin blew away their top-order.Anirudha led Chennai’s fightback adding 73 with Badrinath in 8.1 overs after they were tottering at 40-3 in the ninth over.Opener Matthew Hayden fell for a first-ball duck and Suresh Raina for 4. Both were done in by short balls, as was Murali Vijay (19).Hayden pulled one from Michael Mason that bounced a little more than expected to deep square leg. Raina, having glanced a first-ball four off Adam Milne, fended off a short ball to slip.Vijay too was caught at slip, off Mitchell McClenaghan. Chennai’s pace force of Bollinger and Morkel, followed by the swing of Lakshmipathy Balaji, was expected to trouble Stags. But their spinners did more damage to the Stags.Dhoni’s men dropped a couple of easy catches early on. Ashwin put down Peter Ingram running back to midwicket while Raina floored skipper Jamie How at cover.advertisementIngram didn’t last long, skying Morkel to Raina at cover. Before they knew it, the Stags had slipped to 44-6 in the 11th over and the game was all but over by then.Doug Bracewell’s 30 batting at No. 9 took them towards three-figures but Bollinger’s final over produced two wickets to end their innings at 94.last_img read more

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Rich haul in a day’s work

first_imgHowever much you abuse the Indian sporting system, it’s no secret that we have an abundance of shooting talent. And they are the ones who gain the most from the government support.On Tuesday, unsung and unknown Rahi Sarnobat from Kolhapur came out with her pistol smoking as she teamed up with seasoned Anisa Sayyed to secure India their second gold medal from shooting.Rahi’s individual score of 296 out of 300 was by any standard world class, and she has been lucky to learn the nuances of ‘sports pistol’ from former international shooter Sheela Kanungo. This was Rahi’s first big medal, though she had served notice of her talent earlier this year when she made it a World Cup final in Australia.Rahi started off as an air pistol shooter and graduated to sports pistol over two years ago. Old timers rave about her as the one for the future, as on Tuesday, she was comfortable with both precision and duelling.And however much we complain about the Commonwealth Games, Rahi’s success began at the Pune Youth Commonwealth Games in 2008.On a day when the country’s two top rifle shooters – Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang — shot a golden gold for India, this also set the tone for an exciting individual final on Wednesday.It’s going to be a nerve-jangling affair as they have scores to settle, though they will never admit it. Gagan had told me before the Games he wants to win six gold medals. May be too early to get carried away, but surely not beyond the realms of reality.advertisementThat apart, the rich haul from the wrestling arena was simply out of the world. Agreed, Ravinder Singh and Sanjay were tipped favourites, but the way Anil grappled was breathtaking against an ugly Aussie opponent answering to the name of Hassene Fkiri.Hassene had the height and build advantage but when it came to using the brain, Anil showed everyone how cool he is and used his brain well.Despite rough play from Hassene, Anil did not get flustered. All the same, when the technical panel decided to suspend Hassene, it was a clear signal that in modern day sport, there is no scope for unprofessional conduct.The Aussies always take great pride in representing their country and Hassene shamed them on Tuesday. To head-butt, still lose and not even shake hands with Anil after losing the gold was simply ugly.last_img read more

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Cadence selected for machine learning contract to accelerate electronic design innovation

first_img Continue Reading Previous ARBOR upgrades LYNC-712 and LYNC-715 IPPCs with Apollo Lake processorNext Express Logic: X-Ware IoT platform provides support for Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs Cadence Design Systems was selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the Intelligent Design of Electronic Assets (IDEA) program, one of six new programs within DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to use advanced machine learning techniques to develop a unified platform for a fully integrated, intelligent design flow for SoCs, systems in package and printed circuit boards. The ERI investments are the next steps in creating a more automated electronics design capability that will benefit the aerospace/defense ecosystem and the electronic industry’s commercial needs.To fulfill the program charter over the four-year term of the contract, Cadence created the Machine learning-driven Automatic Generation of ElectronicSystems Through Intelligent Collaboration (MAGESTIC) research and development program. This program will create a foundation for system design enablement by introducing greater autonomy within the design process and developing truly design-intent-driven products. The Cadence-led team includes Carnegie Mellon University and NVIDIA, two of the most renowned machine learning leaders in the world.The DARPA ERI programs address impending engineering and economics challenges that, if left unanswered, could challenge what has been a relentless half-century run of progress in microelectronics technology. It is now clear that the design work and fabrication required to keep pace in microelectronics is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive. The MAGESTIC program aims to address:Advancing the state of the art in machine learning to develop algorithms that optimize performanceExtending support for advanced CMOS process nodes including 7nm and below, as well as larger process nodesAutomating the routing and tuning of devices to improve reliability, circuit performance, and resilienceDemonstrating improved power, performance and area (PPA) utilizing machine learning, analytics, and optimizationStaging the introductions of the technology, allowing the system to learnfrom the users and allowing users to gain an understanding of how to best leverage the tools to achieve desired results.The program also will extend Cadence’s work in employing cloud-based design systems to handle large-scale distributed processing to speed design efforts.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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Sydney Roosters join the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership

first_imgTouch Football Australia is excited to announce that the Sydney Roosters will join the NRL Touch Premiership in 2019, fielding both a men’s team and a women’s team.Touch football is a huge participation sport in Australia, with 680,000 players competing across the country. More than 100,000 of those reside in Sydney.The Roosters already have extensive links to touch football, with a fully integrated partnership with Eastern Suburbs Touch (ESTA), which is the largest touch football competition in NSW, and an MoU with Touch Football South Australia (TFSA) to work collaboratively to help grow both touch football and rugby league in South Australia.Sydney Roosters CEO Scott Bennetts said having some of the best male and female touch players in the world representing the Roosters on game day will consolidate the club’s program from grassroots to the elite levels of the sport.“We are excited to be a part of the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership and for the opportunity to connect with new audiences at the venue on game day and through broadcast,” said Bennetts.NRL Touch Football CEO Steve Mitchell is delighted to be aligning with the 2018 NRL Premiership-winning Sydney Roosters and growing both touch and tackle versions of rugby league.“It’s fantastic to have the Roosters joining the competition next year. They are a foundation NRL club with a level of professionalism that is unsurpassed. We’re looking forward to working closely with them to bring the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership to life.”It was also recently announced that the New Zealand Warriors will enter the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership, joining the Roosters and the six NRL clubs that competed in the inaugural NRL Touch Premiership this year: the Wests Tigers, the Parramatta Eels, the Newcastle Knights, the Gold Coast Titans, the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys.The NRL Touch Premiership consists of elite touch football games – a 30-minute men’s game and 30-minute women’s game – played as curtain-raisers to NRL games and broadcast live. Branding, including uniforms, aligns with the branding of each namesake NRL club.As well as more clubs, the second year of the NRL Touch Premiership will consist of significantly more rounds than in the inaugural year.last_img read more

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10 months ago​Nasri set to earn West Ham deal after Wilshere injury

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Nasri set to earn West Ham deal after Wilshere injuryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSamir Nasri is getting closer to earning a contract at West Ham United.With news that Jack Wilshere will be out for a while with another injury, the Hammers are speeding up plans to offer Nasri a deal.The veteran has come through a drugs ban and is available on a free transfer.The Evening Standard suggests that boss Manuel Pellegrini wants Nasri to add some creativity to his midfield.The Frenchman has previous Premier League experience with Arsenal and Manchester City. last_img

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Albertas status of women minister joins Twitter debate over womens marches

first_imgEDMONTON – A minister in Alberta’s NDP government has chastised a tweet by the Opposition’s communications chair that slammed women’s marches held over the weekend.Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean was responding to a Twitter post on Saturday from Sonia Kont of the United Conservative Party, who stated that “ideological marches like the one in Washington” do not empower women.Kont added that the last time she checked everyone had the same rights in society, and the march lacked clarity and purpose.McLean responded that the UCP “ridiculed the strength of women marching together in solidarity and using their voices fighting for equality.”Dozens of marches were held in communities across Canada on Saturday, a year after women’s marches that sprang up around the globe in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president.The event drew a large crowd at the provincial legislature in Edmonton, and an even larger one in Calgary.“What rights have women lost in the United States or Canada? It’s a shame these marches don’t say a word about the horrific conditions women face in the Middle East,” Kont tweeted in response to criticism of her initial posts.“Did this march also voice support for Iranian women or the Kurdish female heroes fighting ISIS? How about the Saudi Arabian women? They deserve rights and freedom too.”McLean, meanwhile, noted that women face a pay gap with men, are responsible for more childcare, make up only a fraction of corporate boards, and face other issues such as domestic violence.A number of people supported McLean on Twitter, including one who linked to a tweet by former prime minister Kim Campbell.“What I love about these marches are that they are everywhere,” Canada’s first and only female prime minister said. “And there are LOTS of great MEN smiling and marching with the women!”But there was also support for Kont, including a tweet from fellow UCP member Bettina Pierre-Gilles, who is listed on the party’s website as a member of its policy committee.“I couldn’t agree more with you Sonia. I’m a proud advocate for women and working our way to the top,” her tweet states.“These marches indeed only sends a message that only the loudest few can be heard, while nothing is advocated on policies.”UCP Leader Jason Kenney added his own voice to the discussion on Sunday evening.“Proud that the United Conservatives have so many strong, outspoken women as members. Our party doesn’t force conformity. Members are free to hold differing views,” Kenney tweeted.Canadian organizers said Saturday that 38 communities were hosting marches, rallies and other events.Police in Calgary tweeted their own support for the event in that city, along with a picture of a uniformed officer with marchers.“We were honoured to not only ensure the (march) was safe for all participants, but also to show our support by taking part,” the tweet from the Calgary Police stated.last_img read more

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When is it acceptable to make money off sweetgrass

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN NewsEarlier this week APTN News reported that an Alberta elder was furious a department store in Calgary was selling sweetgrass.She said traditional medicines aren’t meant to be profitable.But when is it acceptable to make money from sweetgrass?Amy Willier and her mother, Yvonne Jobin, run Moonstone Creations in Calgary.It’s a gift shop selling Indigenous art and clothing, along with sage, sweetgrass and smudge kits.Willier argues times have changed.“I can see people being upset with the lack of protocol and having an expectation when you’re picking medicines and using medicines, that it’s done in a traditional way,” she said.“But from a store perspective I also can understand that, yea, you kind of need to make money.”Willier said her sweetgrass is picked by an elder from Saskatchewan who is paid with tobacco and money.“Traditionally we gave gifts – It’s an exchange,” she said. “The exchange right now is money because it costs gas to go and pick. It all costs money because that’s the world that we live in.“The question here in the middle of winter, in January, the question is – are you going to smudge, or not smudge? If you want to smudge you’re going to find a source.”[email protected]last_img read more

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