Update on the latest sports Bottas wins F1′s season-opening Austrian GP, Hamilton 4thSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix which saw Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finish fourth after getting a late time penalty. Hamilton’s penalty saw him drop from second to fourth on Sunday. That meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari and Lando Norris was third. The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon both went out the race. F1 DRIVERS AGAINST RACISM Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-BRAVES-HERNANDEZFélix Hernandez opts out of 2020 seasonATLANTA (AP) — Former Cy Young winner Félix Hernández has opted out of the 2020 season, at least temporarily ending his bid to revive his career with the Atlanta Braves. — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez says two players out of 60 tested turned up positive for the novel coronavirus. Martinez says the two players took their tests Wednesday before reporting to Nationals Park and that some are still awaiting their results. Reliever Sean Doolittle minutes earlier lamented not having his COVID-19 test results back from Friday and implored baseball to “clean this up.”— The Chicago White Sox say two players have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. The team said Sunday that the two unidentified players are asymptomatic, and contact tracing for both was conducted. They are being monitored by team medical staff and will receive follow-up testing in the coming days. They will be allowed to return to baseball activities after they test negative twice and pass other appropriate COVID-19 protocols.MLB-INDIANS-FRANCONAIndians manager backs name changeCLEVELAND (AP) — Manager Terry Francona believes it’s time for the Cleveland Indians to change their nickname. Francona says the Indians should “move forward” and consider a new name. Braves manager Brian Snitker says the 34-year-old Hernández chose to skip the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. A six-time All-Star in 15 seasons with Seattle, the player known as King Felix needed a fresh start following 2019, his worst season. The decision was made after Hernández participated in workouts Friday and Saturday at Truist Park. The Braves announced Saturday that four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two more Atlanta players tested positive for COVID-19.In other virus-related baseball developments: F1 Drivers all wear “End Racism” T-shirts, but 6 don’t kneelSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday and the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it. That message was delivered before the race when all drivers wore that T-shirt. World champion Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in F1, had Black Lives Matter on the front and End Racism on the back. But six drivers did not join Hamilton and 13 others in taking the knee. One of the six, Charles Leclerc, later tweeted that behavior in everyday life matters more than “formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries.” He said his failure to take a knee doesn’t mean he’s “less committed than others in the fight against racism.” Hamilton has spoken widely about racism in recent weeks following the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd in May. July 5, 2020 The American League team has been called the Indians since 1915. On Friday, the team released a statement saying it was committed to determine a “best path forward with regard to our team name.” The move came hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced plans to review their contentious logo and nickname. Last year, the Indians removed the much-criticized Chief Wahoo logo from their game worn caps and jerseys.In other news from baseball’s summer training:— Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his selection before the Angels’ third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24. The 29-year-old Heaney will be the Angels’ fourth different opening day starter in four years. He went 4-6 last season with a 4.91 ERA and 118 strikeouts while missing time with injuries to his left elbow and shoulder. F1-AUSTRIAN GP
Everyone and their dead relatives tried to hype up the recent Steelers/Cardinals clash as a pseudo rematch of Super Bowl XLIII and the head coaches that led their teams to the Lombardi Classic played in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 1, 2009 with the Steelers prevailing as a result of a miraculous catch by Santonio Holmes, viewed by many as the 2nd “immaculate reception.” However, the circumstances that led up to the game contained more sub-plots than a Martin Scorsese flick or an Oprah Winfrey rerun, whichever floats your boat. On Jan. 22, 2007 the Steelers announced they had selected Mike Tomlin as their new head coach. Tomlin was 34, the same age that his predecessor Bill Cowher was when the Steelers hired him 15 years earlier.The Steelers chose Tomlin after narrowing their search down to him and Russ Grimm, the Steelers assistant head coach/offensive line coach. This is where the plot thickens. Just 24 hours before the historic hiring, Mike Prisuta of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Grimm had been offered and had accepted the position. However by the crack of dawn there were folks in the Steel City that were in the midst of some serious damage control. There was controlled madness that was obvious in the “burgh.” The airwaves were relative to free flowing “lava.” The ‘Rooney’ rule was now being whispered about in some circles as the “looney” rule. The Steelers management had to be on the verge of being committed to Western Psych for an involuntary evaluation and treatment.How could dem, dere Stillers even remotely consider hiring this snot nosed Black kid who had only played football at William & Mary. What, William & Mary? That sounds like the names of my neighbor’s son and daughter, not an institution revered for football. Plus this new kid had climbed the ranks with warped speed. And he had no real track record that could even remotely compare with one of their own, Grimm, a hardnosed University of Pittsburgh grad who had gone on to become one of the fixtures of the Washington Redskins “Hoggs,” one of the most legendary offensive lines ever to perform in the history of the NFL.Boys and girls there is something a bit more tantalizing and mystical than the superficial components of this story initially suggest. The Rooney family and those that may have been involved in the decision making process may have been just as enamored with the “true” coaching lineage of Tomlin in addition to his obvious coaching acumen. His coaching “genealogy” may have been one of the sub-elements that tilted the evaluation to hire Mr. Tomlin in his favor. Tomlin’s former boss, Tony Dungy, was hired as an assistant with legendary Head Coach Chuck ‘The Emperor’ Noll, his former coach, in 1981. His work put him under the Sid Gilman coaching tree. Tomlin was once an assistant under Dungy at Tampa Bay, putting him under the Noll coaching tree. Oh did I forget to mention that the Noll played under one of the greatest if not the greatest football coaches and innovators of all time, the late Paul Brown. There is something about, sitting under greatness.People tried to put some stuff in the game even after Tomlin had achieved his first Super Bowl victory and with it the title of the youngest coach ever to win a Super Bowl. On Dec. 1, 2009 less than a year after Tomlin did his victory lap carrying the Lombardi trophy for the first time, Todd Fleming of bleacherreport.com said, “He has had plenty of success in his early career. And, like his predecessor, he certainly looks the part. But, to me, the praise heaped on him and the lack of criticism directed at him seems to be out of proportion. I am not convinced he is as good of a head coach as most people give him credit for. I’m concerned he might be the equivalent of Jon Gruden, a young coach who took over a very talented roster, connected with those players in a way his predecessor no longer seemed able to do, and led them to a Super Bowl win before backsliding to a very average career before ultimately being replaced.”Whether Tomlin reaches the post season ever again, his Super Bowl record is 1-1 and he would be 2-0 if not for two dumb interceptions by a “greedy” quarterback and a fumble by a “needy” running back.There are a few wannabes who think Rashard Mendenhall, who had an aberration of a game rushing for 146 yards in 23 carries against the Jaguars, should book his flight to the Pro Bowl. I suggest that they stick with the sport they know best and leave the NFL coverage to me and the rest of the “pros.” Against the Cardinals, the “Hall-of-Fame” bound Mendenhall had 13 rushes for 32 yards. Now that is a serious crash landing. I’ve heard it said many times that you can coach the players but you can’t play the game.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]pittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)
By John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – Perched above the Navesink section, the Old Stone Church remains – as it has for just about a century-and-a-half – a place for its members to worship, take part in programs and to offer support for the community.Members of All Saints’ Memorial Episcopal Church at 202 Navesink Ave., located on a 7-acre elevated slope, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on Monday, Oct. 7, with a yearlong series of events highlighting – what its interim rector called – the church’s “deep roots” in the community.Michael Stasi, senior warden, church member Valerie Schauer, and the Rev. Deborah Piggins stand in front of All Saints’ Memorial Church, Navesink, which is preparing for its 150th anniversary celebrations.“It has been at the heart of this community, with its beauty, its history and what it offers,” said the Rev. Deborah Piggins, who has been the church’s interim rector for a year and nine months. (“But who’s counting?” she said with a smile.)The church was designed and built by noted 19th century British architect Richard Upjohn, who also designed Trinity Episcopal Church in New York’s financial district. All Saints’ was built in the Gothic stone style, using fieldstone, which gave rise to the church’s common moniker of Old Stone Church. Its cornerstone was laid on Oct. 7, 1863, and it has been listed as a National Historic Site since 1974 and as a National Historic Landmark since 1982.The church became a reality through the efforts of the Milnor and Stephens families, two prominent families at the time, and was built in memory of Stephens’ daughter, Jeanette Stephens Edgar, “Who died too young,” Piggins said.The church is one of a collection of Episcopal churches that populate the area and was built at a time when travel was much more time consuming. The proliferation of Episcopal churches was due, in large part, to the imprint of British cultural and life, and the Anglican Church, dating back to before there was a country, Piggins said.The relatively small church continues to thrive and draws far beyond the immediate – formerly rural now suburban – area, Michael Stasi, the church’s senior warden, said.Stasi, a Red Bank resident, suspects quite a few of the church’s members, numbering about 200 on the books with about 100 regularly attending services, have a story similar to his.“We were looking for a church community we could identify with,” he said. “We came here a number of times and stayed.”People “come for the external beauty” of the church building and grounds, “but they stay for what they’re getting here,” said Stasi, who has been a member for 27 years.Valerie Schauer, who grew up in Navesink and still lives there, has been a member since 1956. She had belonged to another area Episcopal church but she felt “you were judged by what you wore as opposed to what you did,” she remembered. “This church has been so warm and nonjudgmental. It’s been my home.”Members are involved in community service, regularly volunteering and cooking for the Kitchen at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Keansburg. Since Super Storm Sandy, there have been a number of outreach programs sponsored by the church to assist area residents. The church’s twice-monthly dinner and a movie night on Fridays was modified and aimed to assist Sandy victims, Piggins said.As part of its sesquicentennial anniversary year, church members will be partnering with Dress for Success, a women’s employment preparation program. They also will sponsor a series of community forums on a variety of issues, the first being a discussion on human trafficking.The anniversary celebration will begin this weekend with the Stone Church Players’ production of Our Town, performed in the church at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6 and Oct. 11 and 12, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 and 13.Plans also call for a candlelit concert on Dec. 1 and a Dec. 15 children’s Christmas show.In 2014, plans call for the traditional “Kirking of the Tartans,” featuring lots of bagpipes in a celebration of the Episcopal Church’s connection with the Scottish Church, Piggins said.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorThe Nelson Leafs will be looking to get back on the winning track when the club plays host to the Spokane Braves in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.It’s the first meeting between the two clubs since Nelson ousted the Braves in seven games during last season’s KIJHL playoffs.The two teams enter the contest looking up the standings at the two front-runners in the Neil Murdoch Division — Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels.Expect the Braves (3-4) to be hungry for a win after Spokane lost 4-3 to Castlegar Sunday in the Lilac City. Meanwhile the Leafs (2-5) had a brief two-game winning streak snapped by the Fernie Ghostriders Saturday. “I don’t know what Spokane has but they always have a good solid team,” said Nelson assistant coach Jason Rushton.Rushton and fellow assistant Sean Dooley have been coaching the team while skipper Chris Shaw serves the final game of a three-game suspension. The Leaf coach and GM was suspended by the KIJHL for using “non approved — by Hockey Canada — players.Shaw was suspended after the Leafs played ineligible players in two games, Sept.18th against Grand Forks and Sept.19th against Penticton.“Spokane is generally a tough team at the start of the year so we just have to take the positives from this game (against Fernie), work hard and hopefully get some bounces,” Leaf veteran Gavin Currie said following Saturday’s game against the Ghostriders.Despite the record and playing on a team of young, inexperienced skaters, Currie is pleased with the progression the Leafs has made since the start of the season.“We’ve got some key injuries to some of the vets but you can see a lot of the D-men and forwards stepping up being huge players and just see them start to be more comfortable with their play on the ice and realize what they need to do to play at this level,” Currie explained.Next home game for the Leafs is Saturday, October when Golden Rockets visit the NDCC Arena.OVERTIME: Rookie Mitch Fowler leads the Braves in scoring with five goals and four assists for nine points. Rance Hughes also has five goals for Spokane. . . .Four players — Colton Schell, Connor McLaughlin, Gavin Currie and Nelson product Adrian Moyls — are tied for the lead in scoring for Nelson, each with six points. Schell leads the team in goals with [email protected]
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… 2. Set specific windows of time when technology is allowed at home. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity recommend keeping children under the age of two as screen-free as possible, and limiting screen time for older children. Too much screen time has been linked to poor sleep, a shorter attention span, and decreased physical activity. Personally, I allow my kids (ages four and five) to watch TV on certain days when they are exhausted (or I am!) for one hour, and I set stricter limits on interactive technology, like video games and apps, which are allowed only on airplanes. 3. Make your kids earn their time online. Change the passwords for your Wi-Fi (and your devices) regularly. Make a list of chores (make your bed, do your homework, brush your teeth, tell your mother how fabulous she is!) that kids must complete before they can receive the password. One family I know uses a tally system: Kids can earn tallies for good grades, homework, behavior, at-home responsibilities, etc. And five tallies will earn them 30 minutes of an app or or an age-appropriate game.4. Set tech free zones (or times) in the house. For example, no gadgets allowed in the dining room. Or, no technology after 7pm. (This is good for adults too. And great for sleep hygiene.) As Frederick Zimmerman, an expert on media and child health and the chairman of the Department of Health Service at UCLA said, “Kids need laps, not apps.” And whether it is the kid playing the app, or the adult – all family members need time to be together.5. Model good technology behavior. We can’t expect our kids to set healthy technology limits while we chat into a smartphone wedged cheek-to-shoulder, scrolling the iPad for news with one hand, while stirring tonight’s soup with the other. Our kids imitate what we model – and studies show that to be happy, productive and well-rested people, we need to take proactive steps to minimize our always-on-ever-available status. When you walk in the door to greet your family, put the smart phone (and the iPad, the laptop) away. In her lovely book, The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate, Susan Kaiser Greenland makes the case for the new ABC’s that we should be teaching children: Attention, Balance, Compassion. Teaching attention starts with shutting the devices down.6. Limit video games, apps and handheld devices to special occasions (airplanes, illness, etc). “All screen time is not equal,” says Michael Rich, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. “What a kid does on an iPad is totally different from what they are doing when they are watching TV. It’s different psychologically, neurologically, educationally – so we can’t just lump all screens together.” Studies show that the more interactive technologies (apps, games) tend to be harder on young, developing brains. Here’s my rule: no violent video games, ever. Educational apps and age-appropriate games are allowed on airplane trips – that’s it.7. Consider making Sunday a technology Sabbath. (Or if not the whole day, at least part of the day, like after lunch.) Have you ever noticed how amazing it feels when the power goes out? You can hear the birds chirping, you engage in meaningful conversation with your partner, you search for the flashlight and snuggle with your children. If you call technology off-limits on Sunday, your kids may get bored, complain or otherwise make a fuss. But in an interview with Krista Tippett on “On Being,” Sherry Turkle, who directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, says that we need to teach our children the rewards of solitude – something that our kids will have to work harder to learn ever before. She quotes an old saying: “If you don’t teach your children to be alone, they’ll only always know how to be lonely.” Did you participate in the National Day of Unplugging last month? Designed to “help hyper-connected people embrace the ancient ritual of a day of rest, the Sabbath Manifesto aims to slow down lives in an increasingly hectic world.” Those of us navigating the uncharted terrain of Parenthood 2.0 know the challenges, especially when it comes to technology.At what age is social media appropriate? How much screen time is too much? Research only goes so far to supply the answers: you can find one study that says “video games make kids violent” and on the next click, another study claiming, “video games make kids more creative!”As a general rule, I tend to fall back on what my grandmother always said: Moderation is key. Here are 10 tips for keeping tech in check with your family:1. Talk to your kids about technology. In my interview with Dr. Larry Rosen, a psychologist and author of iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming Its Hold On Us, he recommended setting clear limits for technology, particularly at dinnertime – absolutely no technology (adults or children) at the table. He also recommends weekly family meetings starting with kids as young as age three. Sit on the floor with your kids, at their eye level. Ask them questions about technology: what is your favorite game? Ask them about online teasing. “Parents have to be absolutely non-judgmental in their responses,” Rosen says, “the goal is to develop family trust so that as kids grow older, and things like cyber bullying do come up, kids feel comfortable sharing.” Tags:#Pause 9. Challenge teachers and administrators to explain how and why they are using technology in the classroom. Are teachers using it because they can? Is the school implementing an iPad program because they feel like they should? There is wide variation across schools in terms of technology use. Some schools are wired around the clock, while others, like the Waldorf Schools – a popular choice among Silicon Valley tech giants – don’t allow technology at all (even at home). Do your research, ask questions and don’t be shy about getting answers.10. Teach your children to respect technology. Make your own personal gadgets (smartphone, tablet, e-reader, etc) off-limits. Madeline Levine, author of Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success, says that kids need PDF: play time, down time and family time. Teach your children that expensive technology gadgets are not toys. They are tools for adults that, when supervised and used properly, can be a great learning tool. And as they get older, make sure children understand that what they post on the Web, stays on the Web. There is no online eraser.How do you manage technology in your family? We’d love to know; share your strategies in the comments section.All images – except Caine Monroy – courtesy of Shutterstock. 8. Do not use technology as a babysitter. According to a study by child safety advocacy group Common Sense Media, one in five parents uses a smartphone or tablet to keep children distracted while running errands. It’s convenient, sure – but it also takes away the opportunity for kids to interact with the world, to learn how to manage their own discomfort and to be bored. Boredom is a necessary part of childhood (and adulthood). And who knows what your kids might do when struck with the right balance of boredom and technology restrictions? Just look at Caine Monroy, the nine-year-old boy from East Los Angeles who built an incredible, working arcade out of cardboard boxes from his dad’s auto parts store. If Caine had been playing video games in the corner all summer, would he have masterminded that amazing arcade?(See also How A 9-Year-Old Boy Became The Latest Interent Meme.) A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts This post was originally published on our SAY Media sister site, Remodelista. We’re republishing it with permission. jackie ashton The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification
Related Posts Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Tags:#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Nest#Smart Cities#smart city#smart home#StratIS#Zigbee#ZWave James is a marketing, communications, and PR professional specializing in B2B and B2C software in healthcare, software, and technology.He is an innovative and proactive builder focused on bridging C-level business demands with the creative side of marketing with product and content marketing. Technology changes how things are built. Single family homes used to have the monopoly on smart home products. In 2017, you no longer have to live in a single family home to use and take advantage of the great benefits of smart home products. Smart apartments used to be a futuristic concept only seen on cartoons like the Jetsons. However, the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, ZWave and ZigBee technology, and an explosion of mobile technology and startups have all paved the way for the current day smart apartment. Today, home is where the smart is.See also: Will.i.am Winks at smart home investment, drops $38 millionSmart technology in apartments can save property managers and residents time and money.Andrew Livingstone, is Executive Managing Director at GreyStar, the largest property management company in the U.S. and possibly the world. The company manages about 425,000 apartments across 45 U.S., with operations in the UK, the Netherlands, Mexico, and soon to be expanding into Asia Pacific.“We are an apartment company, that is our niche our expertise and what we exclusively do,” Livingstone said. “At Greystar we do three things, we manage apartments, mostly for third party owners, but we also manage apartments that we own ourselves. We also are a developer and construction company of apartments. We have about 6 billion dollars of development going on right now so domestically we are the largest developer of apartments. We are also an investment management company. We call that the three legs of the stool and that is what we do and how we do it.”Moving into smart multi-familyAccording to Livingstone many of the technologies that apartments are implementing feel like they are starting from the single family market.“We are seeing so many of those features very quickly being adopted into apartments,” he said. “We are seeing technologies like Nest thermostats and ecosystems which are being developed by Google. Where you have a Nest thermostat and some of the additional features that can be controlled with your smartphone device within the unit. Whether it is the locks, camera or security feature, we are seeing a lot of interest in those.”According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, 35 percent of the U.S. population — 112 million residents — rent vs. own. Historically speaking these people tend to live in urban areas and the demographics trend younger in age. That demographic is also more likely to want technology as an amenity, a phrase coined by StratIS CEO Felicite Moorman when describing the the adoption of the StratIS SaaS platform in multifamily properties and campus communities across the U.S.“More and more multifamily is going to play a bigger more dominant role in all cities,” Livingstone said. “So to really advance what smart cities are all about, multifamily is going to play a huge role.”He explained that there was a time when most people viewed apartments as a pit stop on their final destination towards home ownership.“I am not so sure that is at all in the life plan of so many in the younger generation today,” he said. “So that means multi family is an asset class of choice and not just one that is a temporary place but in fact, they are looking to have that as a key part of their life. They want flexibility and amenities without having all of the responsibilities and risk of home ownership. I don’t see that changing over the next few decades.”A big inflow of investmentSteve Duggan is a licensed real estate salesperson at Citihabitats in New York City. Duggan is noticing a heavy investment in smart technology.“I am seeing investors who do renovation work or value add projects as well as current landlords looking to be more efficient, increasingly looking at technology to boost their operating income,” he said. “The use of an Energy Star-certified thermostat like Nest, smart locks, and customized removable insulation jackets to prevent heat loss, are being increasingly employed to reduce costs.”Duggan says that in some cases, for instance for removable insulation jackets, utility providers such as National Grid will offer incentives for landlords to install the more efficient removable jackets to cut down on heat loss on building components.“Tenants especially under 30, have a very positive reaction to smart locks and key fobs versus traditional metal keys,” he said. “The added security and convenience is definitely appreciated.”The team at Greystar is actively gathering data from its enormous network of residents. The companies email surveys receive a 28 percent response rate, which translates on a monthly basis to about 70,000 responses.“We have a massive amount of data about what people are really valuing and what people really want, and again three years ago we didn’t do that,” he said. “So I ask myself companies that aren’t doing that how do you really know what your residents really want.”Livingstone said Greystar doesn’t necessarily think about tech as an amenity first, but it is absolutely on their radar.“I think we are usually looking at number one, is the technology in demand, do people think it will have an impact on their experience,” he said. “And if we think it is a technology that is going to be in demand we then focus on how can we make that technology work well, because a lot of technologies have promised that they will work, but just really don’t work well in multifamily.”Livingstone says that there are a lot of challenges with making technology more commercially viable in multifamily as opposed to single family.“You would think theoretically if you have 300 units there are a lot of opportunities to drive revenue, but actually getting it to work seamlessly and smoothly have proven to be very difficult,” he said. “For example, we can get 1G speed to a building, that is not that hard. It is really difficult to get 1G speed to a unit and that is much more difficult. Can you get 1G to a house, absolutely, but you don’t have to then parse that into 300 channels. The challenge is real.” How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… James Calder How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…
Bryan Ruiz celebrates aftr scoring the opening goal for Costa Rica Ten-man Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time. Michael Umana scored the decisive penalty as Costa Rica won the shootout 5-3 after the game ended 1-1 following extra time.Theofanis Gekas saw his penalty saved by Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas for the only miss in the shootout.Costa Rica had taken the lead early in the second half of regulation time through captain Bryan Ruiz but then had defender Oscar Duarte sent off in the 66th minute.Greece equalized in injury time of regulation time when Sokratis Papastathopoulos smashed in a rebound and finally made the team’s numerical advantage pay.Costa Rica will play the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.Team Line-ups(from):Costa Rica: Keylor Navas; Cristian Gamboa (Johnny Acosta, 77th), Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Umana, Junior Diaz; Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda (Jose Cubero, 66th), Christian Bolanos (Randall Brenes, 83rd); Bryan Ruiz, Joel CampbellGreece: Orestis Karnezis; Vasileios Torosidis, Konstantinos Manolas, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Jose Cholevas; Ioannis Maniatis (Konstantinos Katsouranis, 78th), Georgios Karagounis, Andreas Samaris (Konstantinos Mitroglou, 58th), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos; Dimitrios Salpingidis (Theofanis Gekas, 69th), Georgios Samaras
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Toshack urges Arsenal midfielder Ramsey to learn Italian ahead of Juventus moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wales coach John Toshack says Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey must quickly learn Italian to make the most of his move to Juventus.Ramsey is now on the brink of signing for Juve.Toshack says, “I would recommend to everyone, football players or not, to go abroad,” assured Toshack. “I’ve made it a point of my management career to go out and get to know new cultures. I can assure you that for British players, it’s not easy to move abroad.“It’s crucial that Aaron doesn’t make the same mistake that Bale did at Madrid. He needs to learn the local language straight away. That might also be why it’s best he join Juve in the summer and not in January.“In any case, this makes the Welsh very proud to see Ramsey join the same club where the great John Charles played. Charles was there on the day of my debut, as I was only a kid and he was teaching me how to head the ball. He’d tell me marvellous stories about him, Omar Sivori and the wise Giampiero Boniperti.“Once, when I was playing for Liverpool, he told me: ‘You and Kevin Keegan are good, but me and Omar were better…’ I consider Charles the greatest of all time. Yes, greater than CR7.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery at loggerheads with directors over midfield transfer plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is at loggerheads with directors over transfer targets this month.The Mirror says Emery’s plans to sign Sevilla attacker Ever Banega are over, with Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez now the target.Emery has worked with Banega at both Valencia and Sevilla, and rates the tenacious midfielder very highly.He therefore identified him as a man who could boost his Gunners side, and was looking for the board to stump up some cash to land him.But Arsenal chiefs weren’t convinced, and weren’t overly keen on Emery spending some considerable cash on a 30-year-old.The board believe the money can be invested better elsewhere, and Suarez – who is 25, available for his £20million release clause and has also played under Emery in the past – became Arsenal’s new number one target.
Lauderhill (Florida): Back on the field after their World Cup debacle, Team India will start their preparations for next year’s World T20 in the first T20I of the three-match series against the West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium on Saturday. Before leaving for the West Indies tour, skipper Virat Kohli had said the line-up of such trophies — World T20s in 2020 and 2021 — ensured ‘players always had something to play for, look forward to’. And thus, the three-match rubber will provide him with the chance of giving youngsters an opportunity to showcase their talent in the shortest format of the game. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe series will serve as a great opportunity for the likes of Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer and Khaleel Ahmed, who missed out on a chance to play in the 50-over World Cup in UK. All these three players performed well for the India ‘A’ side in the Caribbean Islands and would want to continue with their form and impress the captain as well as the selectors for future. The series could also see Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini make their international debuts as many senior bowlers have been rested. The only experienced campaigner in the pace bowling line-up is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIn the batting department, Rohit Sharma is almost certain to be joined by his regular partner Shikhar Dhawan who got injured in England. K L Rahul will most likely be batting after Kohli if the team management doesn’t wish to give Iyer a go. This should be followed by promising wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. The Men in Blue will go into the series as favourites even though West Indies are counted amongst the most dangerous sides in this format of the game. The hosts, led by Carlos Brathwaite, have the likes of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell who are more than capable of turning the game in a flash. In bowling department too, they boast of having the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas who are match-winners in T20 format. Thus, fans can be rest assured of some fireworks in the three-match T20I series.