Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

first_imgAt 19 years and 183 days, Mbappe became the youngest scorer in France’s World Cup history.With two wins from two matches in Group C, France is through to the next round with a match to spare while Peru has been eliminated.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFrance coach Didier Deschamps made a pair of tactical adjustments after an underwhelming performance in the team’s opening win over Australia. He put Blaise Matuidi and Olivier Giroud in the starting lineup but kept his same 4-3-2-1 formation with Giroud out front.Both used their speed and passing to expose gaps in Peru’s backline. Paolo Guerrero started for Peru after coming off the bench in the opening loss to Denmark. He came out with energy, but he cooled down after receiving a yellow card in the 23rd minute.Guerrero nearly missed the World Cup before having his doping ban lifted by a Swiss judge prior to the tournament. France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was one of three opposing captains, along with Australia’s Mile Jedinak and Denmark’s Simon Kjaer, who signed a letter to FIFA supporting the lifting of the ban.Guerrero had one of Peru’s best chances in the 87th minute from a free kick, but his attempt went right at Lloris.After getting very little out of the three-prong attack of Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele in their opening win, the French trio was active in Yekaterinburg.Griezmann had a pair of opportunities stopped within the first 15 minutes, with Mbappe and Dembele consistently getting past Peru’s defense to set up scoring chances.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments France’s Blaise Matuidi, right holds up France’s Kylian Mbappe’s hand as they celebrate after Mbappe scored the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Kylian Mbappe’s first World Cup goal put France into the round of 16.The teenage forward tapped in a ball headed toward goal in the 34th minute to give France a 1-0 victory over Peru on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘No loser’ in Eustaquio-Morales ONE rematch Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina But it was midfielder Paul Pogba who opened things up for Mbappe’s goal. Pogba beat his defender and found Giroud with a perfect pass. Giroud then chipped it for Mbappe to easily tap it past goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.Energized by the tens of thousands of Peruvian fans, the South Americans tried to match Les Bleus’ intensity early but were outshot 12-10 with only two of Peru’s chances on target, with two others blocked.GROUP DYNAMICSBoth teams play their final group stage matches on Tuesday. Peru will face Australia in Sochi while France takes on Denmark in Moscow.KEY TO SUCCESSDeschamps got a boost from Giroud and Matuidi in the match against Australia and wisely made the move to start them against Peru. The chemistry they found as substitutes carried over and it sharpened France’s attack.Peru again showed why it is one of the most fun teams to watch at this year’s World Cup, using creativity to open spaces for scoring opportunities. But that constant motion ate up a lot of energy and hurt their control as the match progressed.100TH APPEARANCEThursday marked the 100th international appearance for Lloris. The 31-year-old keeper first played for France’s national team in 2008 and has been a fixture ever since.He also now has made 76 appearances wearing the captain’s armband. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Values, heritage can be learnt here

first_imgThe first coat of paint goes on the walls of the children’s room. Pupils from Sunrise pre-school in nearby Hillbrow start off their day singing happy birthday to Nelson Mandela, before getting into their task of making message cards for him. Old furniture is sandpapered and vanished to make it look like new again. The children making art for Madiba.(Images: Valencia Talane)MEDIA CONTACTS• Petal Thring CEO: Constitution Hill+27 11 381 3139RELATED ARTICLES• Gallery: Constitutional Court • ConCourt art tells South Africa’s story• More to SA than Nelson Mandela• Getting needy kids hooked on books Valencia TalaneAll children born in South Africa after 1994 have in common the privilege of only knowing a democratic government system underpinned by a Constitution that has been hailed as the world’s most progressive.Many of them know of the Bill of Rights, a major part of the Constitution, and how it protects the country’s citizens. The responsibility that goes with instilling these rights remains a tricky aspect, and this is what Constitution Hill wants to change.The Constitution Hill precinct is one of South Africa’s national heritage sites and is managed by Blue IQ Investment Holdings and the Johannesburg Development Agency. It is home to the country’s highest court on constitutional matters, the Constitutional Court.One the site are the museums that were once prison operations, namely the Women’s Gaol museum, the Number Four museum and the Old Fort museum.Hoping to capitalise on its location in the inner city of Johannesburg, Constitution Hill staff are ready to make a difference to disadvantaged young people. They are availing themselves to children in the area for what CEO Petal Thring describes as a programme focused on imparting the values of the Constitution.“Children today generally know what their rights are in terms of the Constitution, but they don’t necessarily know how the country achieved those rights and what sacrifices were made in order to gain them,” says Thring.Pre-school children are the main target, because they are at an age where they are only learning to read and write.Mandela Day a great opportunity On Wednesday 18 July, Constitution Hill staff mobilised volunteers from several of their associates, suppliers and tenants to help refurbish the children’s room in the Old Fort Prison section of the facility.The room was first converted in 2004, and had previously served as one of the prison’s mess halls.A group of some 40 people spent the morning of Mandela Day clearing the room of old toys, books and furniture and repainting the walls. They also organised old and newly-donated toys for children who will be using the facility in the future.Instead of acquiring sponsorship to fund the renovations, Thring’s team kept in line with their culture of preserving as much of the precinct’s history and heritage as possible, electing rather to use the same furniture and other supplies.“I didn’t expect such a good turnout,” she said, excited. “It is such a lovely day and the weather is on our side.”By mid-morning the site was a hive of activity, the spirit was high and as people arrived with more books and toys to donate, extra storage space had to be organised on the spot. While one group painted the inside walls, others worked with sandpaper on the wooden desks that make up most of the furniture, before varnishing them.It was only after the arrival of about 35 pre-schoolers from the Sunrise pre-school in nearby Hillbrow, however, that the old courtyard of the prison got busier and noisier with singing and laughter. As soon as the youngsters had been briefed on their big task of the day – writing birthday messages for Mandela – excitement set in and they dived into the challenge, rolled-up sleeves and all.“Can you imagine what it would mean for this country if their generation respected the meaning of the Constitution?” Thring expresses, watching the children in action.Vision behind children’s roomThe primary mandate of Constitution Hill has always been inner city renewal, says Thring. When the children’s room was first established, its main purpose was to provide space for pupils across different ages and grades where they could study, read and do school projects.But its meaning goes further than that, she maintains.“Many of the families that live in this area are poor, and they do not have exposure to many vital sources of information. The children will benefit from all sorts of activities like workshops for which we hope to get sufficient facilitators.”For a lot of people in the inner city, who stay mainly in apartment buildings, space and privacy are a challenge. With the help of such a facility pupils could get together and help develop each other without worrying about either obstacle.Because of challenges such as budget cuts – which were introduced to several government projects in the past few years– the room had to be closed down in favour of continuing with the other operations such as tours and exhibitions. Constitutional Hill also hires out the venue for special events as part of its business.“When we think about how we create a new culture within our society we need to think about our children,” says Thring.While preparing for a recent appearance as guest speaker at a Jewish congregation, where she was to speak about the Constitution, it occurred to Thring that society nourishes and protects religion in a broad sense – it becomes a way of life, a place to belong. She started to think of how she could use her position to help communities to start incorporating the Constitution into their every culture as they do the different belief systems.“Three things are critical: the Constitution itself; making sure that children grow up understanding the Constitution; and understanding their responsibilities towards it.”“For far too long we’ve worried about rights, but we now need to think of our responsibilities in terms of protecting those rights.”Even a lack of funding – only about a third of their funding comes from government – has not deterred Thring and her staff. They decided to use Mandela Day as a spring board to mobilise a publicity campaign as well.For the long term, she says, her team is developing partnerships with several stakeholders for a structured programme, but for now will start with simple activities like reading and helping children with their homework.“Even in reading, we have to identify the right books,” she says. “We’re looking for partners that will help us teach and develop different language skills in young children, because we need to get them to read in different languages.”Starting with basic values like honesty and friendliness, she says, will go a long way in developing this culture of oneness that South Africans seek.Mandela’s history with Old FortWhile awaiting the famous Rivonia treason trial after his arrest in 1962, Mandela spent time in the Old Fort prison. He was, during this time, the only black prisoner among all-white inmates, and more than one explanation has been offered for this over the years.While one theory claims that it was believed by authorities that Mandela could find the means to escape from any other facility, another says the strategy was to keep him as far from the rest of his fellow African National Congress leaders as possible as he was an influential man and could change the government’s course of action in terms of the judicial system.Today the Old Fort grounds are home to a permanent exhibition of the Mandela cell. The exhibition, called Nelson Mandela: Prisoner in a Garden, has been on the site since 2005 and includes his communication with the outside world.last_img read more

Google Brings Local Business Coupons to U.S. Mobile Users

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Product manager Alex Gawley wrote on the Google Mobile blog, “With more of you going mobile to search for this information, it makes sense for coupons to go mobile too… We hope you find these mobile coupons useful and that they help you save money, trees (fewer printed coupons), and your hands (from paper cuts) when you’re on the go.”Place Pages for the desktop have also been revamped to ensure that mobile and printed coupons will share a common look and feel, regardless of the device, the OS or the browser in which they originated.It will be interesting to hear and read post-holiday metrics and success (or “opportunity for improvement”) stories about these new mobile coupons. While we certainly hope the setup will allow users to quickly and conveniently engage with the world around them – and we likewise hope local retailers can reach out to customers wherever they are – we wonder how quickly the coupons will take off and how much users will be inclined to use them.Would you redeem a mobile coupon you found through Google search, and under what circumstances or conditions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google has announced today that, just in time for holiday shopping, they are enabling local retailers to display coupons for in-store use on mobile devices of Google-searching users.Any business using Google Local Business Center can upload mobile coupon offers, and any user searching on using a mobile device can find the coupons on the businesses’ Place Pages – a feature that also debuted relatively recently. Altogether, the direction the company is taking seems better for users and for local businesses, as well.Printable coupons have long been available on Google Maps, but – let’s face it – more and more consumers have abandoned the desktop/printer paradigm for a more mobile/digital approach to search, on-the-go directions and local business research.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd to recall goalkeeper Joel Pereira from Vitoria

first_imgMan Utd to recall goalkeeper Joel Pereira from Vitoriaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is being lined up for a return.O Jogo says United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to recall on loan Pereira.He’s currently on loan at Vitória de Setúbal but he’s going to be called back. The report doesn’t give a reason and given United have a wealth of keepers at their disposal at the club the likelihood could be they want to sort a different loan move out for him as he’s only started one out of the last four league games. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Georgia 5-Star Wide Receiver Target Kyle Davis Is Very Excited About His Newest Bulldogs Twitter Follower

first_imgGeorgia wide receiver target Kyle Davis tweets about his newest Twitter follower Todd Gurley.Georgia Kyle DavisKyle Davis, a five-star wide receiver ranked the No. 1 player at his position in the 2016 class, has yet to make his college decision. Georgia seems to be in good shape, though. The 6-foot-1, 218-pound prospect out of Lawrenceville, Ga., recently got a new Twitter follower. That follower is a former Georgia Bulldog. And Davis is extremely excited about it. my heart just dropped— KD (@KDSZN) August 4, 2015If Davis gets that excited over getting followed by Todd Gurley, you’d think he’s probably going to end up playing for the star running back’s school. Most recruiting analysts believe Davis will end up at Georgia.last_img

Who will be next when Tressel decides to hang up the vest

When Jim Tressel was hired at Ohio State in 2001, he came to Columbus unproven at the Division I level of football. But 103 victories, six Big Ten championships and a national title later, few are second-guessing OSU’s decision to hire the former Youngstown State coach. Tressel will probably be the first coach to leave OSU on his own terms since Carroll Widdoes did in 1945. It also isn’t wild conjecture to say that he will likely leave the program stronger than it was when he replaced John Cooper. It’s still impossible to know when Tressel will leave. But at 57 and in his 10th season with the Buckeyes — and with a contract that expires in 2014 — it’s not too early, or difficult, to speculate on potential replacements. Once Tressel puts his sweater vests back in the closet for good, expect to see these four coaches (all of whom have ties to OSU) among several other potential candidates. Urban Meyer Urban Meyer will likely be the most sought-after candidate to replace Tressel, and with good reason. The Ashtabula, Ohio, native has won two national championships coaching the Florida Gators and is one of the strongest recruiters in the nation. A lifelong OSU fan, Meyer wore the No. 45 jersey in honor of Archie Griffin as a kid and got his first collegiate coaching job as a graduate assistant at OSU in 1986. He said he idolizes Woody Hayes and even carries a Buckeye in his pocket for good luck. Meyer is also someone who Tressel holds in high regard. “I think it is another thing for Ohio to brag about,” Tressel said in 2007 of Meyer’s Ohio connection. “We like to say Ohio is the birthplace of football and it is one of the great football states. Yes, we are proud (Meyer) is an Ohio guy.” But luring Meyer back to OSU is unlikely for several reasons. One is his health — chest pains caused by esophageal spasms nearly forced the 46-year-old Meyer into retirement last season. Even though he returned to Florida after only three months of absence, his coaching future remains questionable. Another issue with Meyer is whether his offensive scheme can work against Big Ten defenses. In theory, Meyer’s dynamic spread attack would be a welcome change from Tressel’s conservative and often predictable playcalling. But similiar offenses in the Big Ten have had trouble against the conference’s robust defenses. Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, Illinois coach Ron Zook and former Michigan State coach John L. Smith have all tried to use spread offenses in the Big Ten, to find marginal success. It’s unclear whether Meyer would even want the OSU job if he chose to leave Florida. Although his Ohio roots run deep, his name is often linked to the Notre Dame coaching job, which he has said is his “dream job.” That might seem laughable after a comparison of recent OSU and Notre Dame football teams, but if coach Brian Kelly’s tenure with the Fighting Irish turns out to be anything like his first season with the school, Meyer might get called to Notre Dame before Tressel retires. Bo Pelini Bo Pelini is one of the rising stars in the coaching world. In only his third year with Nebraska, Pelini has brought the Cornhuskers back to relevance after years of futility. Nebraska is ranked No. 8 in the BCS standings. His teams display a power running game that, combined with an aggressive defense, seems patented for Big Ten football. His body of work has impressed Tressel. “You can see he’s done a great job of making sure that everyone understands the responsibility they have to live up to this tradition, the way that things are done in Huskerland,” Tressel told Nebraska’s Omaha World-Herald in April. “I think he’s very methodical, very prepared.” A former captain for the Buckeyes who played at OSU from 1986 to 1990, Pelini will probably hear his alma mater calling him when Tressel departs. And he’ll have to listen, even if his immediate focus is on Nebraska. “They have a great coach,” Pelini said of OSU to Cleveland’s Plain Dealer in April. “Coach Tressel will be here for a long time. They’ve got a great staff. All I worry about is what I’m doing in my current job.” Besides a likely pay increase (Tressel’s annual salary is $3.5 million, compared to Pelini’s $2.1 million), the OSU job would put him in one of the nation’s most prosperous recruiting grounds, giving him resources he doesn’t have at Nebraska. And although Pelini has revived the football culture at Nebraska, the temptation to return to his home state might be strong enough to take him from Lincoln. It remains to be seen how Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten will affect his commitment to the school. Pelini’s contract, like Tressel’s, expires in 2014. Luke Fickell Of all the assistant coaches at OSU, none has been as heavily pursued as 36-year-old Luke Fickell. A defensive lineman who started a record 50 consecutive games for OSU from 1993 to 1996, Fickell has become one of the most important assistants on Tressel’s staff, serving as the linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator for the past six seasons. Coaching one of the most heralded defenses in the nation has given Fickell plenty of attention from other schools. In 2008, Fickell was a candidate for the head coaching job at Bowling Green and in 2009 was nearly hired at Akron, although those jobs were eventually given to older coaches. “Luke was recommended as someone I should speak with during the process, and we had a productive phone conversation,” Bowling Green athletic director Greg Christopher told The Lantern. “Luke obviously has a passion for the game.” He also turned down the chance to coach Notre Dame’s defensive line in 2009. Former Buckeye linebacker James Laurinaitis cites Fickell as one of the most influential coaches on the staff and someone who challenges his players every day in practice. “I think when Coach Tressel decides to leave that Fickell is definitely someone they’re going to have to look at,” Laurinaitis said. “He’s a great leader and he’s going to be a great head coach some day, whether he’s at Ohio State or somewhere else.” Fickell hasn’t given any indication about his immediate future, which could come into question once the season is over. “To think about someplace else wouldn’t even cross my mind,” Fickell told The Lantern. “I don’t have enough time in the day.” Darrell Hazell Another assistant coach who shouldn’t be overlooked is Darrell Hazell. As the assistant head coach and receivers coach at OSU, Hazell has made his mark by taking overlooked recruits such as Santonio Holmes, Anthony Gonzalez and Brian Hartline and molding them into solid NFL receivers. Roy Hall, a former OSU receiver playing with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL, said the success of OSU receivers is a testament to Hazell’s disciplined teaching methods. “Coach Hazell is extremely detail-oriented and he brings kind of a military approach to the way he does things,” Hall said. “He demands a lot of the receivers there and he has a lot of insight on the game of football.” Hazell is also one of the team’s most effective recruiters, a desired trait for anybody aspiring to be a college coach. In addition to his coaching assets, he can reach his players on a personal level, Hall said. “He’s a mentor and he gives you a lot of insight on life as well as football,” Hall said. “He’s one of those coaches that you would invite to a wedding.” Multiple requests to speak to Hazell were declined. Though his work with receivers is well-documented, his role with the rest of the offense is somewhat mysterious. Never one to hog the spotlight, Hazell usually backs away from questions about his role in play-calling and whatever other duties he might have with the offense. That humility might exclude him from pursuing a head coaching job at OSU. However, his competitive edge might someday prove otherwise. “He’s a huge competitor and he’s just a student of the game,” Hall said. “He takes on the war approach when he goes into a game. He knows about everybody on the (other team’s) defense, not just the defensive backs. He’s a winner, and having that ‘never-give-up’ mentality would make him a great coach.” read more

Buckeye brainteasers Ohio State vs Michigan

What Michigan players could pose a threat to OSU’s defense? The key to Michigan’s offense is junior quarterback Denard Robinson. Robinson is a dual-threat to run and pass the ball and has gotten better each year in the Michigan program. Robinson has passed for 1791 yards and 15 touchdowns on the year, but has also rushed for 947 yards and 14 touchdowns. Despite his success, he has shown a tendency to turn the ball over this year and has amassed 14 interceptions on the season. Ohio State head coach Luke Fickell said he’s wary of the Michigan quarterback. “He poses a lot of problems,” Fickell said. “Any defensive anytime the quarterback’s got the ability to keep plays alive, running the football, it makes you struggle a little bit on defense with some things you can do and the chances you can take.” Can freshman quarterback Braxton Miller handle the “Big House?” Playing in front of 110,000 is always a daunting task, but has to be especially intimidating to a true freshman quarterback. OSU quarterback Braxton Miller has backed down from pressure all season, but Michigan Stadium will be a different test. The last Buckeye freshman quarterback to play in the OSU-Michigan didn’t seem to have any problem — former OSU signal-called Terrelle Pryor led OSU to a 42-7 victory as a freshman in 2008. Fickell said he doesn’t think Miller will have any problems. “I think that Braxton will continue to do what he’s done,” Miller said. “He’s a competitor. And sometimes the best thing you can be as a young guy and not realize exactly the magnitude of some different things.” Will the Buckeyes be at full strength Saturday? Senior linebacker Andrew Sweat missed last week’s game against Penn State with a concussion. Sweat has been ruled out for Saturday’s game due to an elbow injury he sustained during a Wednesday practice. The only other Buckeye who’s status is uncertain is sophomore defensive back Christian Bryant. Fickell also called Bryant “questionable.” Final score prediction: OSU 20, Michigan 31 Can Ohio State continue their dominance and beat Michigan? OSU has won its last seven meetings against Michigan with the last lost coming in 2003. On average the Buckeyes have won by an average of over two touchdowns as 15.7 points per game. But this year OSU comes into Ann Arbor as the unranked underdog coming off back-to-back losses. Michigan is ranked No. 15 and is coming off consecutive victories against Illinois and Nebraska. Fickell disregarded the notion of being an underdog and said that in a rivalry like this, records don’t matter. “In a rivalry like this, a lot of those things go out of the window and records go out of the window, and a lot of things are going to be scrapped,” Fickell said. “There’s going to be unbelievable passion on both sides of the football because of what this means.” Fickell will be sure his players know the importance of the game, but the OSU defense has struggled all season against teams that can run the ball on the edge, something Michigan specializes in. Expect Robinson and the Wolverines to end OSU’s winning streak. read more

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Millers memorable day against Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Braxton Miller’s name was repeatedly spelled incorrectly on the Michigan Stadium video boards during the Ohio State football team’s 40-34 loss to Michigan.For the record, it’s “Braxton,” not “Braxston.”Despite Michigan’s victory, Wolverines fans likely won’t forget Miller, or the proper spelling of his first name, after the freshman quarterback’s debut in the UM versus OSU rivalry at the Big House Saturday.Miller helped open the scoring for the Buckeyes when he found sophomore wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown on a 54-yard touchdown pass less than three minutes into the game.That was just the opening act for Miller in a game that featured six lead changes.OSU fell behind Michigan at several points in the first half, but Miller helped OSU overcome one deficit with a 19-yard touchdown run that put the Buckeyes up, 17-16.The freshman collected 100 rushing yards on 16 carries, and averaged six yards per carry.With the Buckeyes trailing, 23-17, with 1:21 to play in the first half, Miller connected with senior receiver DeVier Posey on a 43-yard touchdown pass to retake the lead at 24-23.Miller finished the game with a career-best 235 passing yards on 14-of-25 passing.One pass that Miller didn’t connect on was a deep ball intended for Posey that was overthrown, but even that elicited complimentary remarks on Miller’s command of the offense by Posey.“That was a call that (Miller) made. I just felt that was a grown-man call that he made,” Posey said. “I was like, ‘Let’s go,’ and he just missed it by a little bit.”Miller also went toe-to-toe with Wolverines’ junior quarterback Denard Robinson, whose five touchdowns and 337 total yards of offense were just enough to upend the Buckeyes.Miller said he wasn’t focused on the matchup against Robinson.“I wasn’t paying attention to that. I was just trying to win the game,” Miller said. “I was doing my best to help my team win the game. I had fun doing it.”Despite several overthrown balls by Miller on the day, Posey said he spoke to Miller after the game and offered words of encouragement.“That’s one thing about that kid that I admire so much — at such a young age, (Miller) is such a fighter,” Posey said. “No matter what it is, he’s going to make some plays. He’s a hell of a player.”First-year Michigan head coach Brady Hoke agreed.“Miller threw the ball well,” Hoke said. “With his ability to run the dual threatness that he presents, we got distracted a little bit with our eyes.”Miller led the offense onto the field with less than two minutes to play and a final shot at victory in “The Game.”The Buckeyes’ last-ditch effort to notch a come-from-behind victory was thwarted by Michigan as a Miller pass was intercepted by Wolverines’ sophomore cornerback Courtney Avery.“I was just trying to get the job done,” Miller said.Then the celebration began as Michigan took to a victory formation and downed the ball on its ensuing possession, which brought an end to its seven-game losing streak to the Buckeyes.By the time he addressed the media after the game, Miller had already begun to focus on the 2012 season, though.“I’m just going to go watch film and fix my mistakes,” he said. “I’m just starving for next year.”OSU (6-6, 3-5) will now wait to see if it receives a bid to a postseason bowl game. read more

Cristiano Ronaldo to break scoring duck on Sunday against Sassuolo

first_imgJuventus and Sassuolo would clash on Sunday and Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri is confident his star player Cristiano Ronaldo will break his scoring duck during the match.He also beckoned the Portuguese star to win the FIFA world player of the year award.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner skipped Portugal’s Nations League win over Italy in order to concentrate on Juventus after failing to score in their opening three Serie A games.“Cristiano worked well and I think tomorrow he will score and break the ice,” Allegri told a press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against second-placed Sassuolo, according to The News.“I don’t expect Ronaldo to do more or less than what he did in the first three games, everyone was waiting for Ronaldo and he set up (Mario) Mandzukic.”“I believe tomorrow could be his day.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The Juventus boss also wants the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to lift the FIFA world player award for a sixth time following his performance for Real Madrid last season.“With no offense to Luka Modric, I’d give the Ballon d’Or to Ronaldo for what he did last season. I think he deserves it,” said Allegri.Ronaldo has already netted 44 goals for Real Madrid during the last season part of which includes 15 in the Champions League that is on the way to a third straight title.“This is where the season starts in earnest.”“Our first objectives are to qualify from our Champions League group and lead the way in the league in order to be fighting on all fronts come March.”last_img read more

AppleQualcomm war Chinese company sued for 1 billion over unfair royalties

first_imgApple has sued major mobile phone chipmaker Qualcomm for $1 billion, accusing it of “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.” It came a few days after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against the Chinese company claiming that its certain business practises are in violation of US competition law.The Cupertino giant alleged in its lawsuit that Qualcomm withheld nearly $1 billion in payments from Apple as retaliation for its co-operation with South Korean authorities in their investigation on the company.[READ: Qualcomm slapped with US antitrust suit for unfair trade practices]”For many years Qualcomm has unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with,” said Apple in a statement. “Qualcomm built its business on older, legacy, standards but reinforces its dominance through exclusionary tactics and excessive royalties. Despite being just one of over a dozen companies who contributed to basic cellular standards, Qualcomm insists on charging Apple at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined.””To protect this business scheme Qualcomm has taken increasingly radical steps, most recently withholding nearly $1B in payments from Apple as retaliation for responding truthfully to law enforcement agencies investigating them,” it added.Apple went on to say that its “disagreement over what constitutes a fair and reasonable royalty” for years has left it with no other option but to take up the legal course.However, Qualcomm has termed Apple’s allegations as baseless. The company’s executive vice president and general counsel Don Rosenberg said in the statement that “Apple has intentionally mischaracterised our agreements and negotiations, as well as the enormity and value of the technology we have invented, contributed and shared with all mobile device makers through our licensing program.”Qualcomm run into trouble earlier this week after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against it in the US District Court in the Northern District of California, accusing it of using its strong hold in mobile phone chips industry to obtain unfair licensing terms.(Source: CNBC)last_img read more