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Half-time: Brentford 2 Blackpool 0

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgTwo goals in three minutes from Jon Toral put Brentford in command at half-time – and they were further boosted when the visitors went down to 10 men just before the break.Brentford looked lively from the start, with Andre Gray prominent, and it took them just 16 minutes to break through.The goal was created by Jonathan Douglas, who slid the ball across for Toral who finished clinically.And the Bees doubled their lead almost immediately, with Toral nodding home at the back post.Struggling Blackpool, who had to make two changes in the first half, did come close to reducing the arrears through Joe Rothwell.But their task was made that bit harder in the closing minutes as Charles Dunne was sent off for a late challenge on Jota.Brentford (4-3-2-1): Button; Odubajo, Dean, Tarkowski, Dallas; Douglas, Diagouraga; Jota, Pritchard, Toral; GraySubs: Bonham, Craig, Saunders, McCormack, Smith, Yennaris, Long.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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My 5 Must-See SXSW Panels – What Are Yours?

By on December 16, 2019

first_imgrichard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#conferences#SXSW 2011#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… For those of you lucky enough to be attending SXSW in Austin, Texas this week, we’d like to know which panels you regard as Must-See. The panel list for this event is overwhelming, even with the help of scheduling services like Sched.org. This is my second SXSW. Last year, my (belated) debut, I got a bit overwhelmed with business meetings and I didn’t attend many of the panels. This year I’ll again be focusing mostly on meetings and networking, but I’ve resolved to squeeze in at least 5 panels. I hope I get to more than that! These are personal choices and most likely won’t match yours. So let me know in the comments which panels YOU regard as Must-See at this year’s SXSW.I chose one panel for each day I’m there.Friday: The Connected Car: Driving TechnologyThe Internet of Things is one of my pet topics and cars have been one of the main areas of innovation in this domain. I want to know what’s coming next for Internet-connected cars…“Connectivity – or “telemetric” in the auto industry – is using a car to keep you connected while behind the wheel. Mostly the auto industry is focused on developing systems for infotainment and personal connectivity through Bluetooth. That’s cool stuff that makes the driving experience more fun and helps us stay connected on the road, but we’re pushing for a much broader approach. Your vehicle can be more than a smartphone on wheels – it can be a platform for data collection and sharing.”Saturday: Coming of Age Social: Opportunity of Teens OnlineIt’s always interesting to see how new generations use and view the latest Web technologies. I’m hoping this panel will be instructive about that.“While controversy surrounds teenage behavior online, the fact is today’s 13-17 year old audience has grown up in the midst of the social media evolution and represents the next big opportunity on the social web. […] This panel will bring together a varied group of experts on social media, teenage culture, privacy and safety, entertainment and psychology to discuss the fascinating ways this generation is being shaped by the social web. The panel will discuss best practices at managing the audience as well as what’s next with the industry’s ability to not only appropriately engage and educate, but innovate for this audience’s unique demands.”Sunday: The Music of Interaction DesignI’m a music fan and also a fan of cross pollinisation. So the concept of this panel intrigued me:“In this session, we will examine parallels between music and interaction design, including harmony, genre, rhythm, fashion and emotion. Along the way, we will learn how that which defies easy definition can elevate digital and musical works from good to miraculous.”Monday: I’m So Productive, I Never Get Anything DoneThis panel kind of describes the feeling of attending SXSW – or indeed of working on the Internet. There’s so much to do and so much on, that you often feel like you don’t get as much done as you’d like. I’m keen to learn about how other people deal with the personal productivity challenges of the social media age.“Make the coffee, check the RSS, groom the avatar, freshen the blog, make nice with the Twitter, now it’s time to … do the same thing again. […] Let’s talk to some people who have actually done things — written books, built businesses, created technology — about their process. Do they have a clear, bright line between consuming media and producing it? Is it best to have multiple streams on one screen or toggle between to stay on task? Do they have a day part when they are off the grid? And why do great ideas come in the shower? Let’s figure out whether the Web is the greatest productivity tool ever invented or a destroyer of initiative and long thoughts.”Tuesday: Designing Ideas, Not ObjectsThis is the only solo panel in my 5 Must-See’s, a presentation by industrial designer Robert Brunner. I’d like to get inside his head for an hour:“[…] Robert’s work has spawned numerous brand-defining designs during the past two decades. He founded Lunar Design in 1984 after working as a designer and project manager at several Silicon Valley companies. He subsequently went on to become director of industrial design at Apple Computer in 1989, where he established the internal design group and provided design and direction for all the company’s products. […] His firm Ammunition has been listed in Fast Company Magazine’s top 10 innovative design companies list for 3 years running, and last year Robert was featured in the magazine’s list of top 100 creative professionals. Robert also has taught advanced product design at Stanford University.”Update: My original Tuesday pick clashes with one of my SXSW commitments, so I’ve replaced it with this talk by Adaptive Path. They’re one of the enduring design firms of the web 2.0 + era, so I’ll be there as a fan.Adaptive Path: 10 Years Of Making Things Awesome-r“Experience design company Adaptive Path launched at South by Southwest 2001 (on the rooftop of the old Waterloo Brewing Company!). Together, we’ve grown up, but we haven’t grown old. From the two guys who helped create a revolution (and some 4-letter neologisms along the way) — learn how to continually revolutionize your own thinking and approach to your work.”There you have it, my 5 personal Must-See panels for 2011. In no way a scientific Top 5, just what I want to make sure I see. Also there are a bunch of panels that I’d like to see, but which clash with meetings.My evolving schedule is on sched.org.Let me know what your Must-See panels are, I may well change my schedule if I spot some goodies!last_img read more

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Braves Beat Mets in 11th, 5-3

By on November 18, 2019

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Cameron Maybin bobbled a ball in center field for an error that allowed the Mets to score the go-ahead run in the seventh, and he got thrown out at home trying to tag up an inning later.All good. He still had two at-bats to turn around his day. Oh, he did.Maybin had a two-run single in the 11th inning after driving in a run in the ninth June 13 and the Atlanta Braves’ beleaguered bullpen shut down the Mets over the final four-plus innings in a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory over New York.“It’s just fun to win, man,” Maybin said.Maybin came up with runners on second and third and one out in the 11th and sent a liner off Carlos Torres (2-3) into left-center for the two-run lead. He entered the day batting .448 (13 for 29) with runners in scoring position.Facing a Mets bullpen without closer Jeurys Familia, whose son was born while he was finishing off a June 13th win, the Braves rallied for two in the ninth to end a five-game skid against the NL East leaders.“Those guys went out and gave everything they had,” Torres said, “for me to give up those runs after they played hard core is terrible.”Andrelton Simmons tied a career high with four hits for the Braves, who won for just the fourth time in 11 games.With 37,794 enthusiastic fans standing and cheering, Freddie Freeman tied it 3-all with a liner past diving shortstop Wilmer Flores. Maybin singled in a run off Hansel Robles before Freeman stepped to the plate.Freeman gave Atlanta the early lead with a mammoth homer off Jacob deGrom in the first.The Braves had already blown five saves in June, but, this time, six relievers retired 14 of the final 16 batters. Jason Grilli (2-2) pitched one inning for the win.“We believe in these guys every time they come in,” Maybin said of the bullpen. “They continue to go out there and they continue to compete.”Williams Perez, who is the June 15 scheduled starter, gave up two singles to open the 11th before getting pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. to line into a double play to shortstop. Perez then finished for his first career save.“We had no other options,” Manager Fredi Gonzalez said.Gonzalez said he and his staff will have to go over Williams’ day — how many warmup pitches he threw and such before deciding if he will make his start against the Red Sox.The Mets used several defensive gems and took advantage of an error by center fielder Maybin in the seventh inning to open a 3-1 lead against Shelby Miller.New York had runners on base in every inning but the fourth against the Braves’ 24-year-old ace. Miller, though, worked out of every jam until the seventh, when Travis d’Arnaud blooped a single to center.Pinch-hitter Juan Lagares, who singled to start the rally and advanced to third on Curtis Granderson’s double, scored to make it 1-all.Granderson scored when Maybin bobbled the ball in center field for an error. Dana Eveland replaced Miller and Lucas Duda then doubled.In 6 1/3 innings, Miller allowed a season-high eight hits and three runs, which boosted his ERA from 1.84 to 2.02.DeGrom pitched seven dominant innings, striking out nine. He allowed five hits and one run.He also knocked down Maybin’s sharp comebacker in the third and threw home to nail Simmons trying to score, keeping it 1-0.Flores made a nifty stop, spin and throw to end the seventh with a runner on third. And Darrell Ceciliani, having just moved from center field to left, threw out Maybin at home trying to tag up on Freeman’s fly in the eighth.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)last_img read more

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Touch Football community embraces NAIDOC Week

By on November 7, 2019

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) celebrates the contribution of Indigenous Australians to the Touch Football community, as part of the 2013 NAIDOC Week. Monday, 7 July until Sunday, 14 July marks NAIDOC Week in 2013, with NAIDOC Week celebrations held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The Touch Football community was actively involved with the 2013 NAIDOC Week, with Touch Football ACT running its 11th annual NAIDOC Touch Football event on Wednesday, with 24 teams taking part in the event, while many organisations across Australia took to sporting fields to play Touch Football as part of NAIDOC Week festivities. The Australian Sports Commission were the winners on the day, with a 7-4 win over Defence in the final. Touch Football Australia would like to thank all participants and officials for ensuring a successful event befitting the NAIDOC Week celebrations. Related LinksNAIDOC Weeklast_img read more

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Photos: Under Armour Unveiled New HeatGear ArmourVent Uniforms For Maryland, USC, Temple, SIU, NW, Seton Hall, St. John’s

By on October 27, 2019

first_imgA closeup of a Maryland basketball player's sneakersCOLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 22: A general view of Under Armour shoes during a game between the Maryland Terrapins and the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Under Armour released new uniforms for seven of its men’s basketball programs Thursday afternoon. The brand unveiled HeatGear ArmourVent uniforms for Maryland, South Carolina, Temple, Seton Hall, Southern Illinois, Northwestern and St. John’s. Check them out: The all-new HeatGear ArmourVent uniforms. Engineered with the most innovative mesh ever made. http://t.co/ckZHvI3bM3 pic.twitter.com/hcCYqthfgs— Under Armour Hoops (@UAbasketball) January 22, 2015Thoughts on the uniforms, fans of the respective programs? Under Armour seems to be taking its basketball game up a notch.last_img read more

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LSU Fans Hacked An Alabama Assistant Coach’s Twitter Account

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first_imgLSU fans wait in line outside Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans wait outside of Tiger Stadium to watch the football team arrive between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)It’s been less than a week that new Alabama defensive backs coach Mel Tucker has been on the job. But it looks like he’s already become the victim of a rival team’s fan base having a little bit of fun on Twitter. Tucker joined the social media network on January 27, and sent out a few pro-Crimson Tide tweets in the days that followed. But over the past 18 hours, his account has tweeted out a number of pro-LSU messages instead. Clearly, someone with an affinity for the Tigers has taken over his account.Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.44.31 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.44.18 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.48 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.37 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.39.50 AM  Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.06 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.16 AMTucker may want to change up his password in the near future. Alabama’s recruits are probably a bit confused at the moment.last_img read more

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Video: Iowa Scores 1st Touchdown Of Big Ten Championship On 85-Yard Beathard To Smith Pass

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first_imgIowa football players walk out onto the field.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field in front of their fans against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Iowa won 24-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We have an extremely tight one at Lucas Oil Stadium tonight, but if things hold, Iowa will be conference champs. After the Hawkeyes and Michigan State Spartans traded five field goals through the first three quarters, C.J. Beathard aired it out, connecting with Tevaun Smith on a deep pass for an 85 yard [email protected] just erupted. Why? Because @HawkeyeFootball just took the lead on this *long* TD. https://t.co/AdE6L3P3p2— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 6, 2015Iowa leads 13-9 with 13:51 remaining in the game. You’re up, Connor Cook.last_img read more

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Do Athletes Really Run Hot And Cold

By on September 28, 2019

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Aug. 15, 2017), we discuss how the NFL responds to players’ behavior off the field in light of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Next, FiveThirtyEight’s Rob Arthur joins the gang to discuss his recent article on baseball’s hot hand. Using a new calculation on fastball velocity, Rob worked out a way to determine when a pitcher is really getting hot — and when he’s going cold, too. We discuss the implications that his findings could have on our understanding of momentum in other sports. Plus, a significant digit on baseball’s long (and getting longer) games.Here are links to what we discuss during the show:Rob Arthur’s latest, which found that baseball’s hot hand is real.This 2012 MIT study on big plays and psychological momentum in the NFL.Significant Digit: 5, the average number of minutes that MLB games have increased since last year. The average game this season has been three hours and five minutes long, the longest in the history of baseball. This is happening despite Commissioner Rob Manfred’s efforts to cut game length. read more

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PSG maintain 100 start to the season

By on September 18, 2019

first_imgParis Saint-Germain continued their perfect start to the season with a convincing victory over Angers on Saturday, according to FoxSports.The French champions maintained their winning streak with a 3-1 victory over Angers at the Parc des Princes. The win ensues Le Parisiens have nine points from their first three French Ligue 1 games this season whilst also staying atop the league table.Goals from the attacking trio of Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar gave Tuchel his second home victory as manager of PSG.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Cavani marked his first appearance of the season after recovering from the hamstring injury sustained during Uruquay’s World Cup campaign by sliding home an easy opener set-up by Neymar’s deflected cross.Angers drew level when Thomas Mangani scores from the spot after new PSG signing Thilo Kehrer brought down Flavien Tait in the 18-yard-box. But the French champions were not to be denied their victory as they took the lead through boy wonder Mbappe, who volleyed home a pinpoint cross from Argentina’s Angel Di Maria.The France international then turned provider when he setup Neymar for the third goal with a lovely pass. Meanwhile, Dijon joined PSG on nine points after dispatching Nice 4-0 at Allianz Riviera, although they trail the title favourites on goals scored.last_img read more

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