Conte insists Chelsea ‘must be pleased despite the draw’ with Liverpool

first_imgAntonio Conte was pleased with Chelsea’s efforts against Liverpool, especially as his side played a Champions League match in Azerbaijan just days ago.The Blues fought back from one-goal down to secure a draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side, and did not appear to be tiring despite their midweek endeavours.Conte and his players were forced on a 5,000 mile round trip to play Qarabag on Wednesday, before heading up to Anfield for today’s clash, but the intensity from Chelsea was the same as they showed last season – when they had no European football to contend with.And the Italian admitted he was pleased with the showing, even if the match did end with the spoils being shared between the Londoners and the Merseyside outfit.He said: “I think we must be pleased. Both teams played with a great intensity from the start to the end.“It was very difficult to play this game after a long travel and no rest for my players, and also because when you play at Anfield it is not simple.“In our best moment we conceded the goal and were unlucky. But at the same time I was very happy to see a great reaction from my players, with the way they fought and didn’t accept a bad result at Liverpool.“We tried also to win the game and I think we must be pleased despite the draw. I think it was a fair result but in the end we deserved a little more.”Willian came off the bench to score the all-important Chelsea goal, cancelling out Mohamed Salah’s opener just 144 seconds after being introduced.On repeated viewings his strike appeared to be a wayward cross – rather than a superb chipped effort on goal – but Conte insists the nature of the goal does not matter to him.He added: “I must be honest – I didn’t speak with the players. It’s not important! It is only important to score.”last_img read more

Can Google Grow Up?

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair david stromcenter_img As mentioned last week on Google’s blog, this fall the company will shut down a series of services, including Aardvark, Desktop, Notebook, Web Security (the original Postini technology) and others less well known. Jeff Reeves at Smart Money magazine has even suggested spinning off several divisions to give Google more focus, and giving employees an incentive for some of its far-out ideas. But first, you’ll need a scorecard to keep track. Some of the shut-downs are complete: for example, with Google Desktop, nothing will kept up: the APIs, gadgets, plug-ins and everything else will go away next week. Other shut-downs are more transitional: For example, Google will continue to support existing Web Security customers, although it will not sell any new subscriptions. And Aardvark? Shuttered. All we can do is sigh. (See here for our thoughts on when Google acquired them.)What does this mean? Obviously, Google is maturing as a company, and even with all of its resources can’t continue many of its product lines. The Postini acquisition is a good case in point. When Google acquired them four years ago, they were one of the leaders in email filtering and Web security. Since then, Google has integrated these features into their browsers and email products. According to a PR rep, the full set of remaining email-related Postini services, such as Google Message Continuity, will continue to be sold and supported.But this maturation process is tricky, as any parent can tell you. What kind of adult is Google going to be when it grows up? A surly teen that never comes out of its room, other than for meals? A spoiled child who always gets what it wants? A polished well-adjusted adult, with lots of friends and a nice house in the suburbs, or at least in a fancy San Francisco neighborhood? Or, as Reeves suggests, twins that eventually part ways, with one taking all the excitement and the other delivering more predictable performance and profits?Google’s blog claims “this will make things much simpler for our users, improving the overall Google experience.” I disagree. While shutting down services is never easy, it isn’t about the experience; it is about saving money on under-performing assets, or reassigning engineering talent elsewhere, or because the original developers for these services have left the company and no one else has picked up the ball. Or perhaps because at its core Google is a cloud-based company and anything that it creates that requires a download to your desktop (like Desktop) is going to be marked as a potential short-timer. I just wish they could be more forthcoming in their announcements. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

First of three safe injection sites for drug users opens in downtown

first_imgMONTREAL – The first of three safe injection sites for Montreal drug users opened its doors Monday, with one official estimating it will handle between 120 and 240 injections a day.The site will be open 12 hours a day, CACTUS Montreal spokesman Louis Letellier de St-Just said in an interview.“It’s been a long journey,” he said, referring to a Supreme Court ruling from 2011.“The (court) said that addiction was a disease and safe injection sites were health services and they were needed where the needs are.”Letellier de St-Just said the second Montreal site will open in the coming days, while the third should be up and running in the fall.He pointed out that a mobile unit also began operating Monday and will travel around the city to areas where needs are most pressing.Letellier de St-Just noted there are between 4,000 and 5,000 drug injection users in Montreal.“The most important thing is that they will be now welcome and they will have access to a safe injecting place,” he said.On its website, CACTUS Montreal describes itself as a community organization for the prevention of blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections.It said it works “with injecting and inhaling drug users, sex workers, and trans people.”In February, Health Canada authorized the three supervised injection locations in Montreal, adding to existing sites in Vancouver.Three supervised sites were also recently approved in Toronto.Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has said Canadian and international evidence demonstrates that supervised injection sites save lives without increasing drug use or crime in the surrounding area.She said the safe injection sites are part of the government’s approach to combating the current overdose epidemic.The Ontario government announced in January it is committed to funding the three supervised injection sites in Toronto and one in Ottawa.Toronto city council has already approved the supervised injection sites, which are estimated to cost $1.6 million a year to operate.last_img read more

XFiles creator Chris Carter expects series to return to Vancouver

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Production of The X-Files, one of the most notable TV series ever shot in British Columbia, will resume in Vancouver next spring, according to series creator Chris Carter.The series’ return comes after a revival run of six new episodes produced in B.C. last year, which aired in early 2016.While there has been speculation that The X-Files would continue following its recent rebirth, Carter offered a timetable in an interview with The Globe and Mail this week. Login/Register With: “I imagine we would be up there shooting in the spring of 2017,” said Carter, who will, this week, be in Vancouver to receive an Industry Builder Award from the Vancouver International Film Festival for his efforts to ensure that production on the recent round of episodes was environmentally sustainable.He said he expects to do “a small expansion” on the number of episodes in this latest continuation of the milestone show.His comments came after he confirmed that talks are well-advanced with key players in the series, which pitted FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) against paranormal creatures and conspiracies.“They are constructive negotiations so I can’t imagine [The X-Files] wouldn’t come back,” Carter said. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Questions linger over transit police shooting of 23 yearold in Vancouver

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe family of a young man shot and killed by Vancouver Transit police in December want answers as to why deadly force was used.This is the first time that Metro Vancouver Transit police used lethal force since getting approval to carry guns in 2005.APTN’s Tina House has this story.last_img

SoftBank mobile unit to go for IPO raising some 20 billion

first_imgTOKYO — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. will carry out an initial public offering of its Japanese mobile subsidiary, set for Dec. 19, in what will likely be one of the world’s biggest IPOs.The Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the listing of 1.6 billion shares of SoftBank Corp. Monday, at 1,500 yen ($13) a share, raising potentially more than 2 trillion yen ($20 billion).Founded in 1986, initially running software, broadband and fixed-line telecommunications businesses, the company has expanded to become one of Japan’s top mobile service providers. It was the first carrier to offer the Apple iPhone in Japan.The parent is investing in a range of companies globally, including U.S. wireless company Sprint, British IoT company ARM, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and U.S. ride-sharing service Uber.Recently, SoftBank Group Chief Executive Masayoshi Son was in the spotlight for his relations with the Saudi prince after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Son has said denounced the killing. He said earlier this month that he went to Saudi Arabia to relay his concerns to the prince.Son has been partnering with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and about half of his $100 billion Vision Fund, established in 2016, comes from the kingdom. The fund has been investing in various companies, solar projects and artificial intelligence.Khashoggi, a 59-year-old columnist for The Washington Post, was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Turkey on Oct. 2, although details are still unclear.SoftBank is eager to gain cash to fuel its investments, which include financial-technology, ride-booking services, as well as office space sharing WeWork and the Pepper companion robot.Even after the listing, the parent owns 63 per cent of Softbank Group.SoftBank’s IPO, which may be expanded to include more shares to as many as 1.7 billion shares, could be the biggest ever. Alibaba’s $25 billion initial public stock offering on Wall Street in 2014 was the biggest by a Chinese company. Facebook raised $16 billion in 2012.___Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter at Instagram at Kageyama, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Cheating case against BJP leader Muralidhar Rao 8 others

first_imgHyderabad: An FIR was filed against BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao and eight others for allegedly cheating a man here of Rs 2.17 crore by promising him a nominated post in the central government, police said Wednesday. However, Muralidhar Rao refuted the allegations and said he has nothing to do with the case. Based on a court-referred complaint lodged by the man’s wife, a case was registered Tuesday against Muralidhar Rao and eight others on charges of cheating, forgery, criminal intimidation and other relevant IPC sections, they said. The complainant alleged that she and her husband were induced by Muralidhar Rao and others by showing a purported letter with forged signature of Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman. She alleged they took Rs 2.17 crore after promising that her husband would be appointed chairperson of Pharma Exil, police said. Denying the allegations, Muralidhar Rao in a series of tweets said, “Regarding the FIR filed – have nothing to do with the present dispute. The FIR involving me reportedly is sequel to a private complaint in a court by those who actually are facing criminal charges in the same matter.” “The timing of the private complaint which has no base is mischievous to say the least. Hope police will act quickly to nail the lies. My lawyers will initiate appropriate steps to bring the culprits to justice,” he said in another tweet. In November 2015, Eswar Reddy, who claimed to be closely associated with prominent personalities in the BJP, approached the woman and her husband. Eswar Reddy had said he knew one A Krishna Kishore, the “shadow” of Muralidhar Rao, who was capable of getting a nominated post in any department of the central government, the woman said in her complaint. The complainant said she and her husband were reluctant to acquire the post by spending a huge amount. “Later, Eswar Reddy and others again approached us and put pressure on us to accept their proposal by making false promises that they would be able to procure a nominated membership of Pharma Exil which functions under the control of Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India,” the complainant alleged. She also alleged that Eswar Reddy and others with the active connivance of Muralidhar Rao showed a photocopy of an appointment letter of her husband as chairperson of Pharma Exil, which was purportedly signed by Nirmala Sitharaman, and took Rs 2.17 crore for the post. When the complainant and her husband approached Eswar Reddy and others over the appointment they dragged the matter and when they sought return of the money there was no response, police said based on the complaint. The woman alleged that Muralidhar Rao also started to threaten them. Reacting to the FIR, BJP Telangana chief spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao in a statement said, “The frivolous FIR filed against our National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao by few detractors is with a clear motive to tarnish his image and the party’s.” Muralidhar Rao’s lawyers will take appropriate legal action, he said, adding that “we are very certain that our leader has done no wrong”. The BJP also warned of dire legal consequences if anyone conspired against the party.last_img read more

Trippier praises support for England

first_imgEngland full-back Kieran Trippier has hailed the support the English international team are receiving from their supporters at the World Cup.Gareth Southgate’s men have accomplished something quite unexpected – they reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1990, where they will be facing Croatia. If they were to win, they would be heading to the finals for the first time since 1966.Support for the team has been crazy, as ‘It’s coming home’ has become one of the trending hashtags the English have been using in the past few days.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It feels amazing. Growing up and watching England, to be a part of it with the lads…it is an amazing achievement form everyone here and we can’t wait to get going against Croatia,” Trippier said, according to SportsMole.“It gives you goosebumps just to see how happy they are with how we are doing. We just want to keep on improving, stick together as a team and give more moments like that, they are special moments.”last_img read more

Shaqiri Reds have the right mentality to win the title

first_imgXherdan Shaqiri believes Liverpool have the right mentality to clinch the elusive Premier League title as they aim to return to winning ways at West Ham United on Monday night.Klopp’s men further extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to five points against the Foxes following a 1-1 draw at Anfield.Nevertheless, while accepting the fact the gap would have been more with a win, Shaqiri has taken the positives and urged his teammates to focus on the next challenge.He told at Melwood: “I think it was a good point to take in the end, because although we always want to win every game, it was maybe not our best performance this year. So, in the end, it was a draw and we take the point.▪️ Strong squad mentality ▪️ Importance of remaining focused ▪️ Putting frustration behind🔜 Monday’s challenge 💪— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 2, 2019“Obviously being five points clear is better than four. We wanted to win the game, but every game is very tough to play. Leicester have a good team, were very well organised – you saw that in the game – and it was difficult against them.“So, we take the point and we go forward – we are looking to the next game now. Everything is good, so we will just keep going like this. We are looking forward to the next game on Monday, which is very important to win.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“If we continue to stay focused at the highest level, I am confident we are going to [continue to] win games.”In terms of winning titles, Shaqiri is knowledgeable in what is required to wrap up the title having lifted three championships with FC Basel in Switzerland before collecting a further two Bundesliga crowns with Bayern Munich.Xherdan Shaqiri 💥💥The substitute scores twice as Liverpool beat Manchester United for the first time in the Premier League since March 2014. #UCL— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 16, 2018“I played in Germany and won titles there, so I have experience of it,” he said. “It has to be a winning mentality and the players need to be focused.“The mentality is similar [here]. You need to go into games trying to win them and to give everything to do that.“I am pretty sure with the talent we have in the team we can achieve a lot.“Now we need to keep going this hard until the end. To work hard in training, to take the training into the games and to keep going. There is a long way to go, but we are in a very, very good way to be successful.”last_img read more

WHS SOFTBALL Wildcats Beat Wakefield As Offense Explodes For 12 Runs

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (12-7) defeated Wakefield by a score of 12-0 on Memorial Day in a shortened game.Wilmington banged out four home runs, 2 triples, 1 double and 7 singles on their way to a dominating win.After one inning, the Wildcats led 3-0. Dana Goulet (3-4, 4 RBI) led off with a homerun.  Three batters later, Ally Moran (3-4. 5 RBI) had a two run homerun, plating Antonia Kieran who had reached on an error.In the second, the Wildcats scored three runs again via singles by Goulet and Kieran and a double by Moran.In the fourth, the Wildcats scored twice when Ryan Bailey had an RBI triple with Emily Wright scoring.  Ally Moran came out and got her third consecutive hit – an RBI single.In he fifth, Aliyah Tang used her speed and had an infield hit. Dana Goulet followed with her second homerun of the day – a two-run blast.In the sixth, the Wildcats scored two more runs to end the game by the slaughter rule.  Antonia Kieran led off with a triple and Liz Gordon had her own two-run shot to complete the scoring for the game.Ally Moran continues her outstanding pitching allowing only one hit while striking out 6.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Crush Belmont For First Victory Of SeasonIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Wrap Up Regular Season With 10-0 WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports” read more