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Parker taunts fire up Joshua

Posted in dnxjvxyy on May 14th, 2020

first_imgPhoto by: GETTY IMAGES. Caption: Anthony Joshua likes respect but admits there’s a gutter element that still has its place in boxing. WBO champion Parker is desperate to fight WBA and IBF champion Joshua and the big Brit believes a March or April bout in the UK is “realistic”.It seems Parker’s unorthodox methods of prompting Joshua into taking the fight are hitting a nerve.Team Parker have released videos to question Joshua’s “glass chin” and repeatedly accused him of greed as the Kiwis haggle for a 35 per cent cut of the net profit from what would be a mega-fight.Joshua has tried to steer clear of the trash talk though he admits there is a place for the “gutter” element of boxing.”Life is about how you interpret things and when I first started boxing, my interpretation [of boxing] was all about Mike Tyson and the gutter side of it,” Joshua said.”Then I started realising the discipline and regimen of the likes of Klitschko and how they conduct themselves. So I tried to change the angle.”But you need that gutterness as well, which I show in the fight, but outside of that, it’s calmness and respect.”It’s tough sometimes though if someone keeps on poking you, how do you keep a lid on that pot of fire?”There has been no lack of “poking” from Parker to keep the fight in the headlines.The Kiwi has been successful in giving a hoped-for fight with Joshua international attention and also increasing his own profile in the UK.And it appears there has been enough progress in talks between the two camps to suggest the fight will happen. Details could even be revealed later this week with a desire by Parker to get things squared away before Christmas to allow planning.Joshua has also been negotiating with American Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion, about a unification fight. But Wilder’s steadfast attitude about getting 50 per cent of the profits mean Parker is the priority for Joshua at the moment.”We have to get our hands on another championship belt. Joseph Parker is being very realistic in terms of when he’s going to fight and negotiations,” Joshua said when he attended the BBC’s sports personality of the year award in Liverpool on Monday (NZT).”That’s a fight that potentially could happen sometime in March or April.”Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn released a short video of a chat in a car on their way back from the awards where they repeated that view with Hearn saying Parker had priority over Wilder.”Why do you say Parker first?” Joshua asks.Hearn replies: “Because he is the one who is remotely realistic … remotely realistic.”Joshua then chips in with: “I don’t like to give false promises, but I agree … Parker is remotely realistic in negotiaitons.”It is understood Hearn has been willing to give Parker 30 per cent.It’s now a matter of seeing if they can find some middle ground for a fight tipped to be held at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium which holds 76,000 and has a retractable roof, making it an ideal large venue for that time of year.last_img read more

Dog found dragged to death near Rose Prairie

Posted in dnxjvxyy on January 11th, 2020

first_imgThe man, who asked to remain anonymous, says it looks like the dog was dragged behind a moving vehicle by a rope attached to its back leg. Fort St. John RCMP Corporal Jodi Shelkie says cases of animal cruelty are normally investigated by the SPCA, and if it’s determined the abuse was intentional, charges could be laid. “If it can be proven that the person did it to purposely injure the dog, then under the Criminal Code of Canada there is a section: Cruelty to Animals,” she says. :45 “But if it’s a case where somebody tied their dog to the back of their pick up and it accidentally flipped out, there’s no intent, in which case we wouldn’t be able to do anything.” However, getting an investigation started is heavily dependent on whether there is any way of identifying who the dog’s owner is.- Advertisement – “If it’s got identification on it like a tattoo, a chip in it, or a dog tag, the SPCA can look it up,” Shelkie explains. The SPCA has its own investigators for cases of animal cruelty, and the man who found the dog has been told someone will be out there today to check it out.Advertisementlast_img read more

The Big One

Posted in dnxjvxyy on January 6th, 2020

first_imgWHILE recent rumblings out of Chatsworth have Southern California residents speculating about when the “Big One” might strike, Peruvians got the haunting answer to that question Thursday morning. That’s when an 8.0-magnitude earthquake unleashed massive devastation, killing at least 500 people. Massive parts of the country now have no power, no clean water and little hope. This is the constant danger that comes with living in seismologically sensitive areas. We know that it’s not a matter of if, but when, we will experience such destruction, and a quake even more severe than the Northridge Earthquake of 1994. When that time comes, we will depend greatly on the kindness and charity of others. Food and money will pour in from around the country and the world to ease our plight. For now, thankfully, it’s our turn to be on the giving end of the help line. Peru needs our support, and we need to provide it. To contribute to Peruvian quake relief, call Operation USA at (800) 678-7255, or go to www.opusa.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man City will get ‘punished’ at West Brom if defensive frailties continue, insists defender

Posted in dnxjvxyy on January 3rd, 2020

first_imgManchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala has urged the team to resolve their defensive problems before next week’s season opener against West Brom, as the Baggies will ‘punish’ them if they don’t.City’s back line has looked vulnerable during pre-season with Manuel Pellegrini’s men losing 4-1 to Real Madrid last month and conceding another four in the first half in Saturday’s defeat at Stuttgart.Defensive frailties were a recurring issue last season and Mangala acknowledges improvement is needed before City begin their 2015-16 Barclays Premier League campaign at The Hawthorns next Monday.The Frenchman told the club’s website, www.mcfc.co.uk: “I think what happened against Madrid and Stuttgart rang one or two alarm bells and maybe showed we have to change something and be aware, because we can’t play the way we did in those two games against West Brom or we’ll get punished.“That’s why they were valuable games for us, but the fact is that it is better to find out in pre-season friendlies than in the Premier League because the results are not as important.“It also gives us an idea of the areas we need to work on and improve. Everything is focused on our first game against West Brom and by Monday, we’ll be ready and focused.”Mangala had a mixed season after his £42million move from Porto last summer but ended the season well by helping keep four clean sheets in a run of six successive wins.The 24-year-old said: “I am focused on the season ahead and I want to play my part to the full. I know I need to improve and show my best game every time I play and that’s what I intend to do.” 1 Eliaquim Mangala last_img read more

Man United launch security probe after fans sleep overnight at Old Trafford

Posted in dnxjvxyy on December 28th, 2019

first_img Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium Manchester United are investigating how two supporters managed to stay overnight at Old Trafford before Saturday’s match with Arsenal.The pair, reported to be foreign students, were part of an official stadium tour on the eve of the match, but managed to cut away from the group and stay at the ground.The fans were found during a routine security sweep at Old Trafford, being caught by one of the pre-match check measures.Police decided not to arrest the duo and United are investigating how the supporters managed to evade detection.A club spokesman said: “We realise people will go to any lengths to watch a game at Old Trafford but these people went too far.“The fact that they and their belongings had been searched before entry means we are confident there was no risk to safety.”United were the subject of a high-profile security breach in May, when the season finale with Bournemouth was postponed due to a bomb scare.The stadium was evacuated after the discovery of what proved to be a fake bomb, left behind following a security training exercise, sparked a safety alert. 1last_img read more

Fenerbahce go all out to sign ex-Watford loanee M’Baye Niang

Posted in dnxjvxyy on December 27th, 2019

first_img1 Fenerbahce are desperate to land Arsenal and Everton target M’Baye Niang and have offered to sign him on loan or permanently.The forward is currently back with AC Milan after spending the second half of last season on loan at Watford.The Frenchman produced the odd moment of brilliance during his time in England and it has done enough to catch the eyes of Arsenal and Everton.However, according to L’Equipe, the Premier League duo risk being left behind as Fenerbahce are going all out to get Niang.The Turkish giants are so keen on the 22-year-old that they have given Milan two deals to choose from.Fenerbahce have reportedly offered to sign Niang on loan for the season before buying him permanently in a year, or they are willing to buy him outright now for an upfront fee of £6m that could rise to £14m.Milan are now said to be mulling over the offers, meaning Arsenal and Everton have to act fast or risk losing out. M’Baye Niang celebrates for Watford last_img read more

Braga release questionable third kit and fans are shocked

Posted in dnxjvxyy on December 25th, 2019

first_img Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea punished The Hummel kit is unusual to say the least deals LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions latest Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Awful— Too Far North (@byrne_byrnek2) July 1, 2019 It is the third kit, however, that is causing the most offence on social media.Inspired by the armour of the troops of ancient Rome, the shirt is grey with an all-over graphic print and red logos.Hummel combines the Braga 2019/20 third shirt with grey shorts and socks.And fans on Twitter aren’t sure about the unusual design. TROPHY The new Braga home, away and third jerseys were revealed by the Primeira Liga club and its new supplier Hummel on Tuesday – and it’s safe to say the third strip has caused a stir on social media.The kits will be worn in the 2019/20 season and will be available to buy later this month. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Never ever do anything like this for Rangers.— Dave (@Nimsay1872) July 1, 2019 targets REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update New job And now for something truly special. The 2019/20 @SCBragaOficial third kit ⚔ pic.twitter.com/9jS0c2394K— hummel (@hummel1923) July 1, 2019Braga’s new home strip boasts the club’s trademark look of a red shirt with white sleeves and it is actually very pleasing on the eye.With an Arsenal feel to it, Hummel’s chevrons run down the shoulders of the top in red to give it a stylish feel.The away kit is similarly trendy. It has a very clean look, with an all white top detailed with with red logos accompanied by red shorts with a white trim. 👕 | SC Braga’s third kit for next season is pretty interesting. 🤨 pic.twitter.com/06X1Mn2QrT— Semper Football (@SemperFootball) July 1, 2019 2 JIBE Braga’s third kit has ruffled some feathers on social media Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers 2 S.C. Braga S.C. Braga Closer look at the 2019/20 @SCBragaOficial home kit 👀 pic.twitter.com/F9OppvxLj7— hummel (@hummel1923) July 1, 2019 boost The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cool. pic.twitter.com/u9jSPVe2UW— Pedro (@pmrpr) July 1, 2019 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

5 Cloud-based Operating Systems That Are Still Standing

Posted in dnxjvxyy on December 16th, 2019

first_imgThe announcement of the official Google Chromebooks has rekindled interest in Google’s Chrome OS. But you don’t need to wait to rent a Chromebook if you want to use the operating system. People have been running Chromium OS on netbooks for quite some time. And Chrome/Chromium isn’t the only option for a cloud-oriented OS – we covered a few that were already available as of November of last year.One of those OSes, Joli OS, has gone a step further and started offering a cloud-hosted version of its environment. You can access your Joli OS desktop from almost any browser. But it’s not alone in the cloud-based OS world. Many Web desktops have come and gone in the past few years. Here’s a look at a few that are still around.CloudMe 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market eyeOS has been around since 2005, and has been steadily updated since then. It’s written primarily in PHP and JavaScript, and is open source so you can download and and install it on your own Web server. It does use some Flash, but it’s not required.It has a mobile-optimized version that enables access to files, but it’s not the desktop experience and documents can’t be edited.Glide Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Glide is a Flash-based Web desktop. It’s also been around since 2005. It has the usual features: an office suite, photo editor, IM client, etc. It’s big advantage is that it offers 30GB of free storage space. A premium account, which costs $50 a year, will buy you 250GB of storage. It also has the ability to sync files Windows, Macintosh and Linux desktops.Glide has both mobile-optimized site and an iPad-optimized site that provide a relatively complete set of features, including the ability to create and edit documents. What it doesn’t seem to offer, however, is the ability to access your files offline from a mobile device.Joli OS CloudMe, formerly known as icloud, is a storage-oriented Web desktop. It offers 3GB of storage for free, and Web applications such as a Zoho-based office suite, a photo editor, an instant messenger, a Twitter client, games and more. It has a mobile client available Android and iOS and a mobile-optimized website, allowing you to access your files from your phone or tablet but not the full desktop environment.One big disadvantage is that the Web desktop environment is a Java applet, and it’s slow and buggy.eyeOScenter_img Related Posts Joli OS used to be called JoliCloud. Now JoliCloud refers to a service from Joli OS that allows you to access your Joli OS desktop from the Web. The desktop version is a Linux-based OS optimized for netbooks. The Web-based version is written in HTML5 and works from most browsers, including the iPad. An Android version is in the works. However, since the JoliOS desktop mostly just provides shortcuts to Web applications, the Web-hosted version feels like more of a hosted bookmark system than a full OS.You can find our past coverage of Joli OS here.NetvibesNetvibes takes a different approach but offering a number of widgets arranged in a dashboard. We’ve covered Netvibes often. The company now seems to be more dedicated to creating enterprise dashboard products than consumer dashboards.Other AlternativesSome might find this approach old fashioned, considering the availability of services like Box and Dropbox – or more importantly, Google Docs. Google Docs has been expanding its storage space, and its functionality. Is there really a need to mimic a desktop operating system when what you really need is universal access to your files?The trend towards cloud storage is reflected in the marketing materials from the cloud OS vendors. CloudMe has been emphasizing its cloud storage capabilities over its Web desktop in recent months.Glide is the most impressive of the lot, but without offline mobile access, I can’t think of a reason I’d use it. In 2008 a the Web desktop YouOS closed its doors because its own developers couldn’t find a use for it themselves.What do you think? Is there any future in the Web-based OS?Lead photo by Michael Roper klint finley Tags:#cloud#saas Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

GIS vs. Mother Nature

Posted in dnxjvxyy on December 9th, 2019

first_imgNew England is famous for three things: Competitive sports teams. Trees. And wicked bad weather (note the regional slang). The weather gets particularly bad during winter, from snow and moisture content.When I ran electric operations for a New England power company in this challenging environment, there was some good news: I employed the most hardworking, dedicated crews.The bad news was, like our Patriots, they were incredibly competitive.Why is being competitive bad news? Well, the utility company was organized by district: north, south, central, and so on. During big storms, each district would battle to see who could restore customer power the fastest. The problem was, each district hoarded its crews. So while the north district served small service drop jobs, the south struggled to repair main lines. A lot more people went without power in the south than the north.The power company could have done much more if we had known the types of work going on in each district. I could have immediately dispatched crews, for instance, from the north to south to optimize restoration to the most customers across the company. But because I didn’t have a solid situational awareness of the full restoration effort, I couldn’t. I knew the number of outages, jobs, and crews assigned. But there was no overall picture to determine the overall restoration-effort impact.Yes, my crews were competitive. That was noble. But that wasn’t enough to provide optimal restoration for the whole company.Getting Good Damage AssessmentI was in charge of power restoration, but the trick was getting a good assessment of the damage Mother Nature had caused. Since trees were absolutely everywhere, you never knew if a power failure traced back to one tree that had fallen onto a circuit or 100 trees that had taken out multiple parts of the circuit. We needed rapid, holistic damage assessment to determine how many jobs our crews had to do to fix and how long those jobs would take – in other words, how long it would take to get everyone’s lights back on.What I needed was the ArcGIS platform, but back then it didn’t exist. Now it does, and the platform lets utilities see the entire restoration effort, from beginning to end.With the platform, I would have been able to speed up the damage assessment. Back in those days – and today for many utilities – damage assessment is a slow, manual, and arduous process. It often starts with lots of people and lots forms. They traipse through the snow with pencils and paper maps. In our case, they would spend several hours gathering all this damage-assessment information. Then they would head back to our service centers, where staff organized forms and input the information into spreadsheets. The next step was trying to make sense of the data.It doesn’t need to be so hard anymore. With the ArcGIS platform, field workers today can – and are – gathering damage data on mobile devices with photos, notes, and preconfigured data drop-downs. The devices immediately transmit this information to utilities’ Emergency Operations Centers, where an executive dashboard shows in real-time all damage occurrences. Dispatchers can immediately make geographically strong crew-staffing decisions.With this, I could have ended the battle between the north and south while getting customers’ power on faster. The immediate access to visualized situational awareness would have shown where we didn’t have enough crews in the south at the very start of our damage assessment, rather than three quarters of the way through the process.The platform serves as an early information system. Utilities can see if they have enough crews to handle the outage and if those crews are in the right spots. You can use it to arrange the right number of contract crews or foreign crews from neighboring utilities right away, rather than too late. You can visualize the impact of your restoration effort in a much more dynamic way. You can even incorporate data from your Outage Management System (OMS), Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL), and SCADA system. This gives you real-time views of the situation at every step.The Calm after the Storm Restoration involves more than just getting crews out into the field and cutting away dangled wires from downed trees. It involves communication, collaboration and information sharing. This applies to first responders, shelters, politicians, media, and frenzied customers.It also involves accessing a constant stream of information about flooding, blocked streets, bridges out, traffic, and hazardous situations. I would routinely be on the phone during and after a storm, madly writing information from police and fire officials about the situation on the ground.With the platform, that information streams into my GIS dashboard right now.What better way to share storm-situation information than with a map? Perhaps the only thing better is a data-driven map with all your critical information. The ArcGIS platform provides that.That’s why modern GIS as a platform is critical for utilities. This is what it does best. It brings disparate information together so you can make decisions – decisions that lower costs, get the lights on faster, and inform people to do their jobs as fast as possible.The competition isn’t to see which district can get customer power on faster. The real tame is to get all the lights on as fast as possible.Learn how the ArcGIS platform improves your storm response at esri.com/storm.last_img read more

Eurovision 2014: Song contest kicks off today

Posted in dnxjvxyy on November 27th, 2019

first_imgSingers from 26 nations are competing in the kitschy cocktail of pop and politics that is the Eurovision song contest, with a bearded Austrian drag queen battling twin sisters from Russia and a 21-year-old crowd darling from Ukraine.Swedish Sanna Nielsen’s new-age pop song “Undo” is the bookmakers’ favourite. A win by her would be the second in three years for Sweden. Overall, Sweden has won the contest five times, mostly notably with ABBA’s Waterloo in 1974.Singers from 26 nations are competing in the kitschy cocktail of pop and politicsBut the geopolitical echoes of Russia’s conflict with Crimea may dominate the song contest, which launched the careers of ABBA and Celine Dion. Many in the Copenhagen audience booed on Tuesday when Russia’s, the 17-year-old Tolmachevy twin sisters, qualified for the final.Adding to controversy, the contest’s organisers said votes from Crimea – annexed by Russia – would count as Ukrainian votes, because tallies are based on existing national telephone codes.It has been widely speculated that Russia’s entry could suffer for its annexation of Crimea and intransigence on gay rights. The event is hugely popular in the gay community.The Tolmachevy sisters, Anastasia and Maria, who won the Junior Eurovision in 2006, have not commented on the politics.The Tolmachevy sisters, Anastasia and Maria strike a poseUkrainian singer Mariya Yaremchuk, who got huge cheers when she was also voted through on Tuesday, said her preparation for the contest has been affected by the crisis in her country.”Actually, when I was preparing in Ukraine I even couldn’t focus on working because we all were influenced by that,” she told Reuters television.advertisementIn a Nordic region that prides itself on social liberties, the Danish organizers have declared tolerance a main theme for the event and the rainbow-coloured flag symbolising gay pride has been waved many places in Copenhagen.Austria’s contestant, drag queen Conchita Wurst – sporting high-heels, butterfly eyelashes and a full beard – was voted through at the second semi-final on Thursday. The audience in Copenhagen cheered loudly, and the bookmakers see her grandiose ballad “Rise Like a Phoenix” as a runner-up.Austria’s contestant, drag queen Conchita Wurst is a popular contestant”The beard is a statement to say that you can achieve anything, no matter who you are or how you look,” Wurst told Reuters.Online petitions were started in Belarus, Armenia and Russia – whose government passed a law last year banning “gay propaganda” among minors – to have Wurst removed or edited out of broadcasts in their countries.The contest was started in the 1950s to help foster unity after World War Two, but geopolitics have played a role in the voting before. Points are now awarded half by professional judges and half by the public via phone and SMS.When Russia made a military intrusion in neighbouring Georgia in 2009, Georgia wanted to compete with a satire over Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called ‘We don’t wanna Put In’.The organisers said Georgia’s song was too political and asked the country to either to change the lyrics or participate with another song. Georgia withdrew from the contest.last_img read more