Issues with players led to Ranieri’s sacking by Leicester

first_imgThe popular Italian manager was sacked with the Premier League champions just a point above the relegation zone.The decision to remove Ranieri has been met with widespread surprise.But Elliott says issues with the players were starting to appear.last_img


first_imgA woman had to be airlifted to safety after she broke her ankle in the Poison Glen today.The 38 year old was part of a 150 scout group on a three day hiking group en route to Slieve Sneacht.The Scout group was led by an experienced member of the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team. The area was remote so the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, who had been alerted to the incident by Milford Gardai at 1pm, requested Rescue 118 assistance from Malin Head Coastguard Station.Malin Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue and the helicopter in poor conditions found the group and winched the lady on board and transferred her to Letterkenny Hospital.The Scout group continued their hike and are spending a second night in the mountains in the area.DMRT were stood down en route to the group.   RESCUE HELICOPTER WINCHES WOMAN TO SAFETY AFTER POISON GLEN FALL was last modified: October 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fallPoison GlenRESCUE 118scout grouplast_img read more

Artifact Found from Biblical Time of Judges

first_imgA chariot linchpin has been found in Israel that appears to date from the time of the book of Judges.  The linchpin (a cover over the axle) contains a carved image of a woman, and is being dated at around 1200 BC.  The discoverer believes the location is the site of ancient Harosheth Haggoyim, the home town of Sisera, as mentioned in the story of Deborah and Barak in Judges 4-5.  For picture and background, see PhysOrg; for interpretation and more links, see Bible Places Blog.It’s always exciting to see artifacts emerge from the sites where Bible stories took place.  Many of us learned these stories as children.  Artifacts bring details to life and illuminate the setting of the accounts.  Archaeology cannot confirm the stories, but can help validate them by showing that they are consistent with independent physical evidence.  They also illustrate that the Biblical stories are not myths in a historical void, but took place in space and time.  They occurred at named sites that can be visited and checked.  This one chariot linchpin says little on its own, but the sum total of artifacts and inscriptions found that are consistent with the Biblical record is compelling, providing added confidence to the reader of Scripture that the Lord has spoken and acted on behalf of those who trust His word.(Visited 54 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA shines at Maritzburg MTB Cup

first_imgWomen’s downhillIn the women’s event, Great Britain’s Tracy Moseley celebrated her thirtieth birthday in style by capturing the title by finishing more than six seconds faster than second placed Emmeline Ragot in 4:20.15 seconds. “The course was great. It really suited me – high-geared and flat-out. I like that kind of riding!” Minnaar was not the only South African to excel. Burry Stander, from Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, turned in an outstanding performance in the men’s cross country to finish third overall and first in the under-23 category. ‘Sleepy Hollow’Known as “Sleepy Hollow”, Pietermaritzburg, when it comes to cycling, is anything but sleepy. It has hosted many of the world’s leading road cyclists in recent years in the World’s View Challenge. Now, it has enjoyed success in the Mountain Bike World Cup and, coming up in August, it will host the UCI BMX World Cup. ‘The course was great’“It was fantastic,” enthused Osl after her win. “The course was great. The long uphills hit the body constantly. 14 April 2009 “It was totally wicked!” reckoned Moseley. “I thought the course would never end. It was tough up towards the top – really technical. In the final, Graves made a blistering start and raced a superb race to relegate Prokop to second, with Lucas in third and Rinderknecht finishng fourth. Speaking about his victory on his home track, Minnaar said: “Man, I got great support today! All the guys up on the top of the course, and all the way down, they gave me the support I wanted. It was good to have so many home fans here, and they weren’t going to accept a second place,” he smiled. Andrew Neethling also flew the South African flag high, finishing in fourteenth place. In the women’s event, Anneke Beerten of the Netherlands showed why she is ranked number one in the world by taking victory. Great Britain’s Fionn Griffiths was second, with the Czech Republic duo of Romana Labounkova and Jana Horakova finishing third and fourth respectively. A former world championship silver medal winner, Graves faced former two-time world champion Michael Prokop of the Czech Republic, current world champion Rafael Alvarez de Lara Lucas of Spain, and 2008 World Championship silver medallist Roger Rinderknecht in the final, all three of whom had been beaten on the way to the title-deciding race. On lap six of the brutal seven-lap race Hermida managed to open a gap on Absalon and Stander. The Spaniard, despite the heat and very tough climbs, powered through the final lap to take victory, with Absalon finishing 30 seconds behind him and Stander a further 22 seconds later to huge cheers. “It was great to go the front so early from the start, as last year I was having problems with my start, but today I hit the front and looked back and no one was coming. I felt comfortable, but kept pushing.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material In 2010, Pietermaritzburg will host the UCI BMX World Championships and the following year it will again be a BMX World Cup venue. ‘The support was incredible!’Racing in South Africa against the world’s best proved to be a memorable experience for him. “The support was incredible!” exclaimed Stander. “The crowds made so much noise for me, I couldn’t hear myself think! Sabrina Jonnier claimed third to give France two riders on the podium, while South Africa’s Joanna Petterson finished in tenth place, with fellow South African Anke Martin ending twelfth. Minnaar then flashed down the course in an astonishing 3:43.44, exhibiting his trademark silky smooth riding style, while loudly supported by the partisan home crowd all the way along the route. Men’s cross countryIn Saturday’s cross country, Burry Stander gave the local crowd, many of them displaying “Go Burry!” placards, plenty to cheer. Throughout the race his position on the course could be gauged by the yelling of the crowd. Four-minute barrierIn qualifying, four minutes had proved to be the barrier that separated the top guns from the rest, but in the final 28 men went under that time. As the time approached for Minnaar and the rest of the leading riders to make their runs, so a large number of spectators began to make their way to the finish. A field that included Olympic champion Sabine Spitz of Germany and world champion Margarita Fullana had no answer to the diminutive Austrian as she continued to build on her lead throughout the race. By the end she was over two minutes clear of the second placed Russian Irina Kalentieva, who ended 39 seconds ahead of third placed Lene Byberg of Norway. Minnaar had qualified second fastest for the final behind Australia’s Mick Hannah. It was, he said after his victory, a blessing in disguise. Minnaar explained that it meant he had to ride an offensive race in the finals instead of defending his time. Women’s cross countryVictory in the women’s cross country went to Austria’s Elisabeth Osl who dominated the race, leading from start to finish, to win a World Cup event for the first time in her career. He was part of a group that set the early pace. It included current world champion Christoph Sauser of Switzerland, with whom he had recently team in the Absa Cape Epic. Others in the group were four-time world champion and Olympic gold medallist Julian Absalon, world number five Jose Antonio Hermida, and Swiss under-23 star Nino Schurter. ‘I’ve got my confidence back’A relieved and ecstatic Graves said afterwards: “I started thinking that I was incapable of winning the big races. But now, after today, I am relieved. I’ve got my confidence back. “It’s amazing to race a World Cup in my own country and to have such huge support. Thank you to everyone who came out to support me and to support mountain biking in South Africa.” Just past the halfway mark, the two Swiss riders, Sauser and Schurter fell off the pace, which left Stander, Hermida, and Absalon pushing the pace. Four-crossThe four-cross events also produced excellent racing. The men’s title went the way of Jared Graves on one of the longest four-cross tracks in the world. Enthusiastic crowds, way in excess of the organisers’ expectations, ensured the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Pietermaritzburg was a huge success, and local favourite and world downhill champion Greg Minnaar thrilled the fans by racing to a sensational victory in the final event of the weekend. New Zealander Cameron Cole set a time of 3:53.20 that stood as the mark to beat for a while, but Gee Atherton and Sam Hill both bettered it and Minnaar’s Santa Cruz Sydnicate team-mate Steve Peat took the time to beat below three minutes and 50 seconds with a run of 3:49.25. Additional reporting: MTB World Cup SA A very popular winnerThat left only Hannah with a chance of beating the South African star. He, too, flew down the course, but his time splits, shown on the big-screen television at the finish suggested he wouldn’t beat Minnaar. He didn’t, clocking 3:45.69, which left Minnaar a very popular winner by just over two seconds. The riders set off in inverse order from the times they set in qualifying. That meant Minnaar would be the second last man off. With a big field of 82 men taking part, it gave the crowd, many armed with vuvuzelas, plenty of time to take in the action from different viewpoints. It also allowed the excitement to build. “I would’ve preferred the whole course to be like that. None of us like pedalling! We’re downhillers! But it’s the best thirtieth birthday present a girl could wish for.” Men’s downhillIn mountain biking, the most adrenaline-pumping of all the events is the downhill, which features technical challenges, plenty of jumps, and speed, speed, speed. With Minnaar having won his third overall World Cup title in 2008, the Pietermaritzburg supporters expected him to rise to the challenge posed by the course in the Ferncliff Forests and he did.last_img read more

From flying planes to finding caches — Interview with cache owner Cliptwings

first_imgGeocaching HQ: What keeps you engaged with the game?Cliptwings: Paying it forward in two ways gives me the most satisfaction these days. First, I try to make the caches I hide as interesting as possible. I give finders a fun puzzle to solve to get inside the container, or make the cache something they have never experienced before, such as an audio or video cache. Second, I do a weekly “Introduction to Geocaching” presentation at our local State park. I love introducing the activity to people who don’t know anything about it. I end the presentation with a hunt for three nearby caches, and it’s great to see a smile on their faces when they find their first geocache. Geocaching HQ: For you, what makes a quality cache?Cliptwings: For me, a quality cache is one in which the cache owner obviously put some thought and effort into making it. It can be an LPC or an ammo can or something totally unique. If the experience leaves you with the feeling of wanting to find more of the same, then I think it’s a quality cache.Geocaching HQ: What’s the best approach to creating a geocache?Cliptwings: I think it depends on what the cache owner wants to convey to the finder.  Are they taking you to a pretty, interesting, historic place? Then a magnetic micro on a stop sign is good enough. A good Mystery cache can be placed lots of places because the object is to challenge the geocacher’s intellect. By the way, I generally stay away from geocaches that force you to think – it makes my head hurt! Generally, I look for a safe, pleasant place to hide a cache, one which gets lots of foot traffic but also has plenty of hiding places.Geocaching HQ: If someone reading this was looking for inspiration, what words of advice would you give them?Cliptwings: I tell the folks in my presentation to start the easy (and cheap) way. Download the Geocaching app® to your smartphone (everyone has one of those, right?) and use the free membership to start. Go for the one and two star difficulty caches until you get comfortable with the process. I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating than spending hundreds on a GPS receiver and failing to find those five star bison tubes. When you find those first few easy ones, I think you’re inspired to try more difficult hides, with better equipment, with a Premium membership. Geocaching HQ: You have a number of complicated and intricate caches. Do you find it difficult to provide maintenance on them?Cliptwings: Most of the time the only real maintenance I need to do is to replace the battery every eight to twelve months. The computer in my Arduino caches is simple and robust, and I try to build in reliability wherever I can. That doesn’t mean they are all fool-proof. I loved building a cache called “Cut the Cheese,” GC6ZHJ7. It was an Arduino cache that sensed methane, the kind of gas people “pass.” Once the gas was “smelled,” a servo would unlock the lid to the container. But I had to archive the thing because people kept sitting on it and busting the container! Here’s a YouTube link.Geocaching HQ: Have you ever had an idea that you thought was impossible?Cliptwings: Not that I can recall, but I set the bar pretty low! I get most of my ideas from the internet. There are hundreds of 10 year old kids out there who come up with brilliant ideas and write the software programs to execute those ideas. I just borrow their talent and adapt them to geocaching.  Geocaching HQ: Do you have a favorite hide of your own active caches?Cliptwings: I have two favorites because they are so different from each other and from others that I’ve found. The first is “The OroValleyan,” GC6G639, based on the book and movie “The Martian,” played by Matt Damon. You are an astronaut stranded on the desolate planet of Oro Valley (my town in Arizona). The only way out is to contact your home base using an old explorer spacecraft, which is stage one. When you activate the “spacecraft,” headquarters sends you the coords for the rescue ship. The spacecraft points to  hexidecimal characters that you then need to translate into coordinate numbers using an ASCII table. The “rescue ship” is the second and final stage. It was really fun to make and was the first Arduino gadget cache where I did the programming myself. Here’s a YouTube link. My other favorite is “Walk With Me,” GC42MWP.  First thing you do is download an mp3 file which is in the description, and upload it to your phone or player. Then go to the set of coords listed in the description. This is your starting point. From there, the mp3 recording will tell you where to go and what to look for. I tell you some stupid jokes along the way and add in some inspirational music from the Indiana Jones movies. You end up at an object that will provide you the numbers for the final stage coords. It was a blast to make and I love reading the comments from the finders’ logs.We love hearing about local cache owners who put a creative twist on their caches! Let us know your favorite geocache creators in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More For cache owner ‘Cliptwings’ geocaching isn’t just a hobby, it’s a new opportunity to realize that even if he can’t fly anymore, the wings of passion prevent him from being cooped up. A former Airforce and commercial airline pilot turned creative gadget cache engineer. Travelling the world on planes Cliptwings says there wasn’t a place that didn’t have a cache nearby. First introduced to the game by his wife, Princess Pooh Pooh, who thought of him when a geocacher explained the game to her. They went out to find a cache in a park and got hooked. To him, it felt powerful to have GPS technology in his hand because airlines still used ground-based navigation at the time. Since then Cliptwings has hidden a number of amazing caches that take some time and creative juice to create. Geocaching HQ: What’s your background outside of geocaching?Cliptwings: I flew C-130 and Gulfstream aircraft for the US Air Force for 26 years, then I flew for American Airlines, in many places and airplanes, for 16 years. Now I’m retired.  There wasn’t a place I visited that didn’t have some kind of cache nearby!Geocaching HQ: How and when did you hear about geocaching? Cliptwings: My wife, Princess Pooh Pooh, was a Flight Attendant with America West Airlines. She flew with a Captain who would run off as soon as the crew arrived at their layover hotel. Being naturally curious, She asked him what he was doing with his spare time. He explained the concept of geocaching to her, and she thought to herself, “Hmm, what a nerd! My husband would LOVE this nerdy stuff!”Geocaching HQ: Which cache got you hooked?Cliptwings: My very first find! It was just a standard hide in a local park, but to me there was just something magical about satellite navigation. At the time we still used ground-based systems to navigate the airplane, so to have a tool in your hand that could get you within ten feet of a 35mm film canister was unbelievable! I know how Dave Ulmer must have felt. After that, the ability to visit interesting, historic, or beautiful places by geocaching really got me interested.  Geocaching HQ: What is the story behind your username?Cliptwings: I was briefly laid off from American Airlines after the tragedy of September 11, 2001. I was looking for something to do while searching for another job, and my wife came up with the geocaching idea. Since I was no longer flying, my “wings” were “clipt.” I thought it was a natural fit, so I became Cliptwings. It’s not very imaginative, and certainly not as good as many I’ve seen out there. Geocaching HQ: What are your favorite caches you’ve found?Cliptwings: I have two, both found while on flying layovers. Both are virtuals, and I forget the GC numbers. The first was in downtown Baltimore, and the GPSr took me to an old cemetery among the tall buildings. To log the find, I had to identify a particular resident of the cemetery at the GZ. Lo and behold, when I arrived at the tombstone, I was looking at the grave of the famous author Edgar Allen Poe! I never would have known he was there without geocaching taking me there. My other favorite was in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The cache took me to a beautiful park right along the shore of the bay.  To log the find, I had to identify an “out of place” object at the GZ. Well, my GPSr took me to the corner of a very old, red brick church. As I looked up at the corner, I noticed a cannonball wedged in between the bricks! It seems that during the War of 1812, the British bombarded this area from their ships, and one of the cannonballs landed in the wall of the church! The people of the parish just left it there. Now that’s some interesting history!   SharePrint RelatedVom Fliegen bis zum Finden von Caches – Interview mit dem Cache-Besitzer CliptwingsJuly 19, 2019In “Deutsch”Van het vliegen van vliegtuigen naar het vinden van caches – Interview met cache-eigenaar CliptwingsJuly 19, 2019In “Local stories”The OroValleyan — Geocache of the WeekJuly 10, 2019In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

Instagram Sets Its Photos And Videos Free Via Embeds

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos One of the most startling moments for tech junkies during the Boston Marathon bombing last April was the fact that Vine videos were some of the most sharable and informative updates, due mainly to the way news outfits could throw them into breaking stories and livestreams.Now, nearly three weeks after launching its own video offering, Instagram has enabled the same embeddable function for both its photos and videos.See also: Instagram Video May Be Strangling Vine, But This Fight Isn’t OverIt’s not clear what effect the move may have on the apparent decline in Vine’s popularity vis-a-vis Instagram microvideo. But Instagram, which is cruising towards its third birthday this fall and still growing consistently since Facebook acquired it last December, now holds an enviable position in the world of social media. How To Embed Your Instagram VideosThe process is simple. Instagram added a new share button on the right side of all photos and videos, right under the comments button, that gives you an embed code.  nick statt The company has also made it clear that your credit stays intact: “[C]licking on the Instagram logo will take people to your page on Instagram.com where they can discover more of your photos and videos,” the blog post reads.To see how it looks on a page, here’s a video embed from CEO Kevin Systrom himself. Note that you can’t like an image or video or leave a comment unless you head to Instagram.com.Unlike Vike videos, which are set to autoplay on any page and in the app itself, Instagram video embeds remain static until a user clicks the play button. See also: The Killer Feature In Instagram Microvideo Isn’t What You ThinkAs for privacy—a must-ask question for any new announcement coming out of Facebook HQ—Instagram says it’s committed to keeping things simple. Embed codes are only available to those whose photos and videos are public, the blog post states, meaning even those with access to a friend’s private account can’t share out their photos or videos.  Lead image by Madeleine Weiss for ReadWrite Tags:#Instagram#photo sharing#video sharing Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of Kia

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJ’Nathan Bullock made an immediate impact in his first game in a Rain or Shine jersey, towing his side to a 94-86 win over Kia Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.The 30-year-old forward didn’t shy away from the spotlight, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks to help halt the Elasto Painters’ two-game losing skid for an even 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments LATEST STORIES Coach Caloy Garcia, though, noted that there’s still a lot to be desired in the Elastopainters’ performance after they let a 7-point advantage, 76-59, dwindle down to five, 87-82, courtesy of a Markeith Cummings jumper with 1:57 to play.“We played sloppy in the second half, turned the ball over a lot, and it’s just that our import took too much outside shots,” said Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“[Bullock] only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that was the only time we started getting to the line. I know our import can shoot from the outside, but in our game today, maybe he became tight. But once he gets used to it, he’ll be ok,” said Garcia.Chris Tiu got going with 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers, eight assists, and five boards, while Beau Belga had 12 points and three rebounds before getting ejected at the 6:50 mark of the third for incurring a technical foul and a flagrant foul penalty one. AVC: Thailand escapes China in thrilling five-set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quarters: 21-17, 44-36, 71-59, 94-86. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:11PBA Season 43: Kia Picanto00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes New acquisitions Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran also had decent showings in their first game for Rain or Shine, nabbing a combined 13 markers and seven boards.Cummings almost carried Kia to its first win of the conference, but Glenn Khobuntin was whistled for a foul within the last two minutes, allowing Tiu to can two freebies to quash the Picanto run, before Bullock ultimately doused that uproar with his dagger baseline jumper in the final 1:16.Cummings paced the still winless Kia (0-6) with 30 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Reden Celda got 15 markers, six boards, and three steals.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 94 – Bullock 20, Tiu 13, Belga 12, Daquioag 8, Ponferrada 7, Trollano 6, Maiquez 6, Yap 5, Borboran 5, King 5, Cruz 4, Ahanmisi 3.KIA 86 – Cummings 30, Celda 15, Revilla 11, Corpuz 10, Deutchman 10, Nimes 3, Khobuntin 3, Yee 2, Ballesteros 2, Paniamogan 0, Galanza 0, Caperal 0, Jaime 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Curvy blonde Kate Upton heats up Cosmopolitan cover

first_imgSupermodel Kate Upton has posed on the cover of the November issue of Cosmopolitan US magazine. The beautiful blonde shot to fame after being named the covergirl of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.On the cover, she looks hot in a short, white, one-piece off-shoulder dress. The issue talks about why men find her so damn irresistible! Kate’s shoot took place at a farm in Warwick, New York.”I’m a little bit of a mix- a girlie girl and a tomboy,” she says of her personality. “When I’m in a city, I’m girlie. But when I’m around a barn, I turn into a tomboy.”The 20-year-old revealed what turns her on in a guy during her interview; saying, “To me, what’s sexy is when you look like you’re having a good time. That, and when you look effortless and have messy hair.”She also likes a good sense of humor and guys who are relaxed.And she hates pickup lines. During her video shoot she says that she thinks “all pickup lines are horrible — none of them work. You just walk up… make a fool of yourself.”last_img read more

Report Everton keen on United defender

first_imgEverton are reportedly keen to renew their interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling ahead of the transfer window reopening in January.The former Fulham central defender has spent the last eight years at Old Trafford since making move to Manchester in 2010 and he has made 14 appearances in the Premier League and Champions League this season.However, Smalling is yet to pen to paper on a new contract with the Red Devils and although Manchester United have the option of extending his current deal until 2020, it appears that will not stop interest from elsewhere.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Reports in the English press as quoted in Sports Mole say the Toffees are keen on the signing of Smalling on a free transfer when his current deal expires.However, the Merseyside club are expected to make a move for the England center-half in January if United exercise their 12-month option, and that shows the level of desire of the club to add him to their squad.Everton manager Marco Silva who added Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma (on loan from Chelsea) to his back line, has Michael Keane and Mason Holgate as other viable long-term options in the centre of his backline, with Phil Jagielka possibly retiring at the end of the season.last_img read more