6 Jan
2020

Chelsea v Tottenham League Cup final preview: Hawksbee v Jacobs!

first_imgThey may be the friendly faces of talkSPORT during weekdays between 1-4pm but, on Sunday, Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs will be going head-to head in the League Cup final.Paul is a huge Tottenham fan, while Andy will be waving his Chelsea flag with glee at Wembley.The boys have discussed all areas of Sunday’s spectacle, including the teams, managers and even whether the King’s Road is better than Tottenham High Road.You can listen to Hawksbee and Jacobs’ League Cup final special above, and leave your comments belowlast_img

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26 Dec
2019

Chelsea to wrap up deal for Christian Pulisic in January – reports

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January getty Pulisic was linked with Liverpool in the summer but, according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are now in pole position to tie up a deal.He is out of contract in 2020 and having rejected the offer of a new deal, Dortmund have accepted they have to sell.The German giants would prefer to cash in at the end of the season but the Mail claims Chelsea will look to get a deal done in January due to the threat of a transfer ban from FIFA.There had been talk of a price in the region of £70m previously, but that may have come down with the prospect of losing him for nothing in 2020. Before the international friendly against the Three Lions, Pulisic suggested he would be open to playing in England.He said: “England, the Premier League, is where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why one day I won’t play here.”“We are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that.“Then when the time comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, that’s when those things will happen.”Although Pulisic is one of the Bundesliga’s rising stars, he is struggling for first-team football at the Westfalenstadion because of the stunning form of Jadon Sancho – who has been named the league’s Player of the Month for October. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea look poised to win the race to sign Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic.The 20-year-old American forward has emerged as star for the German club and impressed in the USA’s  3-0 defeat to England at Wembley on Thursday night. targets LATEST moving on IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Pulisic suggested he would like to play in England before the USA’s friendly at Wembley Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Pulisic in action against Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho 2 targets Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED last_img read more

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15 Dec
2019

HP Makes A Chromebook: What Does It Mean?

first_imgTags:#Chromebook#Hewlett-Packard#HP#Microsoft What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … When the world’s largest PC manufacturer starts making Chromebooks, what does it mean? Does it reveal a degree of uncertainty about the direction of the PC? A response to the perceived complexity of Windows 8 machines? An underserved market it can exploit?Why not all of the above?Early Monday morning, Hewlett-Packard announced the Pavilion 14 Chromebook, a $329.99 netbook boasting both a larger screen – 14 inches – than rival Chromebooks, as well as a new pricing tier. HP’s Pavilion 14 brings the total Chromebook count to four: the $229 Samsung Chromebook, the $199 Acer C7, the $449 Samsung Chromebook 550, and the Pavilion 14. HP’s screen may be the largest of the bunch, but its processor – a dual-core Intel Celeron – sits below the Chromebook’s 550’s Intel Core processor.More Of The SameThe new HP Chromebook is essentially the same as the others: it runs Google’s Chrome OS, a bare-bones operating system that, on the surface, does little more than launch a Web browser. (Some games, such as the indie hit Bastion, also have been ported over to the OS.) Each of the four Chromebooks, aside from the C7, includes a 16GB solid-state drive, and connects to the Web via a Wi-Fi connection. HP said that the battery life  for its version is a disappointing 4.25 hours, rather than the 6 hours or so offered by some of the other Chromebooks.Google has positioned the Chromebook as “companion devices,” the same tack HP took as it launched the Pavilion 14. In my own use, I’ve found that Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are a simple, easy and effective way of accessing the Web – although a dearth of apps and a complicated approach to printing mean it can’t quite compete with full-fledged PC functionality. But there’s something to be said for a “PC” that boots up and resumes almost instantly, downloads patches in the background and offers a managed computing experience better than anything Apple or Microsoft offer. A Slap To Microsoft?Still, the fact that the largest PC maker in the world began offering a Chromebook just months after Microsoft launched Windows 8 might be seen as a slap in the face to Microsoft. And long-term, HP’s Chromebook may blossom into something more. For now, though, analyst Bob O’Donnell with IDC saw the announcement as nothing more than HP dipping its toe into a new market. “I think they’re trying to offer an even lower-cost notebook option with this and trying to stand out with a larger-size screen,” O’Donnell wrote in an email. “But ultimately, I think it’s testing the waters and filling out their price range.”ReadWrite reached out to both Microsoft and HP for comment, but we haven’t heard back. In the meantime, a statement from HP indicates that it believes the market for Google’s ChromeOS is growing. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement “Google’s Chrome OS is showing great appeal to a growing customer base,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer PCs, Printing and Personal Systems, HP, in a statement. “With HP’s Chromebook, customers can get the best of the Google experience on a full-sized laptop—all backed up by our service and brand.”HP & Chromebook: An Odd Couple When It Comes To PrintingIt might be a bit odd to think of Hewlett-Packard and Chromebooks together, if only because of the awkward approach Google takes toward printing. You can’t connect a USB printer directly to a Chromebook or Chromebox; instead, you either need to connect to a network-connected printer through a service called “Google Cloud Print” or use a Chrome extension to a traditional PC or notebook that is itself connected to the printer via a USB cable. (Of course, if your home doesn’t have a dedicated desktop PC hooked up to a printer, the latter approach may not work so well for you.) Apparently, wirelessly connected PCs and multifunction printers are now common enough so that HP felt that there’s enough of a critical mass to make this approach feasible.But as far as the direction of the PC market is concerned, the impact of an HP Chromebook is clearly muddy. That is, no one quite knows the direction the venerable PC will take over the next few years. The conventional thinking seems to be that minicomputers gave way to desktops, desktops to notebooks, and notebooks to… where, exactly? Tablets are one answer, and HP’s Windows 8 convertible notebooks fill that niche. But there may still be profits to be extracted in cheap netbooks, and Google’s Chromebooks may answer that call.Market Research?In addition, by offering its own Chromebook, HP can gain invaluable market information. Instead of hiring IDC or Gartner to provide  sales forecasts on the expected success of the Chromebook category, HP can use the Pavilion 14 to generate real data on which way the wind is blowing. If over time we see HP announce a refreshed or additional Chromebook, we’ll know that the Chromebook’s sails are filling out.Images courtesy of HP.center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts markhachman The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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30 Nov
2019

Schooling slams critics after SEA Games golden double

first_imgMOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gamescenter_img In the 100m freestyle, he was pushed all the way by Vietnam’s Hoang Quy Phuoc before winning in 48.93, outside the SEA Games record he set two years ago in Singapore.In the relay, he pulled away in the last leg to help Singapore to win by more than six seconds, but their time didn’t beat the tournament record they set in their home pool in 2015. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program “They can say whatever they want,” Schooling shot back, when asked about the criticism of his performances which has been circulating online.“My goal is to come here and help the team as best as I can, win gold medals. That’s all I care about at this meet. You can’t always set best times, it’s fine. 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“It’s all about me trying to help the team as best as I can and me trying to win as many individual events as I can.”Schooling, who won 100m butterfly bronze at last month’s world championships, just a year after stunning Michael Phelps to claim the Olympic title, hasn’t tested his personal bests this week. LATEST STORIES Singapore’s Joseph Schooling reacts after winning the men’s swimming 100m freestyle final event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the National Aquatics centre in Kuala Lumpur on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAOlympic butterfly champion Joseph Schooling rounded on critics who say he’s swimming too slowly after he grabbed his fourth and fifth gold medals of the Southeast Games on Thursday.Schooling said detractors could say what they liked as he won the 100m freestyle and anchored Singapore’s 4x200m freestyle relay victory to near his target of six gold medals in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Home-grown sports here to stay, say SEA Games chiefs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more

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30 Nov
2019

UST refuses to give in despite 0-4 start

first_imgRead Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  TNT dismantles Ginebra, gets spot in top 4 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas is embroiled in a misery-filled start in the UAAP basketball season going 0-4 to stay at the bottom of the eight-team ladder.This is the worst start for the Growling Tigers in more than a decade since they won the big prize back in 2006, and with three games left in the first round—including matches against Ateneo and La Salle—UST is down on its luck.ADVERTISEMENT The Growling Tigers even led 22-12 at the start of the second quarter and held up until the break with a 36-31 lead.FEU staged an 18-3 run in the fourth quarter to take a 67-51 lead and that was enough for the Tamaraws to keep the Growling Tigers at bay.Faundo, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Tamaraws, vowed that UST will come back in the remaining three games of the first round.“We’ll work even harder in practice and we won’t think about the 0-4 record,” said Faundo. “We’ll push ourselves every day in training.”ADVERTISEMENT And although UST dug its own pit, power forward Jeepy Faundo said the Tigers won’t give in.“Of course, there’s some panic in there but we won’t succumb to the negatives because if we do that we’d just out ourselves down even more,” said Faundo in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.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“We will motivate ourselves because once we doubt ourselves that’s when you know you’ll be in a tough spot.”UST’s latest defeat was a7 frustrating 78-65 loss to Far Eastern University, a game the Growling Tigers allowed to slip away from them after putting up a decent fight in the first half. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

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17 Nov
2019

5th ODI: Jos Buttler century helps England whitewash Australia

first_imgJos Buttler hit an unbeaten 110 as England completed its first-ever 5-0 cricket sweep of Australia in any format with a one-wicket win in the fifth ODI on Sunday.England reached 208/9 in 48.3 overs at Old Trafford in reply to Australia’s 205 all out.At 114-8, England looked finished before Buttler and Adil Rashid shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 81.(SCORECARD)Rashid was then out for 20, leaving Australia needing just one wicket and England 11 runs to win. Jake Ball came in as No. 11 and defended successfully as Buttler hit the winning runs in the series finale.England had bowled Australia out in just 34.4 overs, but collapsed to 50-5 against the pace and bounce of Billy Stanlake (3-35) before the scheduled lunch break. After his partnership with Adil Rashid, Buttler scrambled the last runs alongside Ball to carry England to victory with nine balls to spare.Australia’s innings was flawed after it won the toss in glorious conditions on a quick pitch.Moeen Ali (4-46) and then Sam Curran (2-44) – both with two wickets in three balls – took turns to stop the tourists in their tracks.Travis Head (56) hit his third successive half-century, but got out soon afterward for the third time too, and D’Arcy Short was left unbeaten three runs short of his maiden ODI 50.Australia faltered from 60-0 in little more than six overs to 100-5 – and the tourists crumbled a second time after Short shared a stand of 59 with Alex Carey.last_img read more

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28 Oct
2019

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard welcomes Klopp’s BVB comparison

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard welcomes Klopp’s BVB comparisonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has welcomed praise from Jurgen Klopp ahead of Liverpool’s visit on Sunday.The German likened them to the youthful Borussia Dortmund side he developed.“I just respect him hugely. It was a nice thing for me going up against him in the Super Cup because I’ve got a huge respect,” said Lampard.“I love the way he’s come into that club, his charisma but not just that, professionally how he went in there and has his way and doesn’t mess about and quite rightly he’s got the success he deserves for how he works.“So I’ll take words from him as a fantastic and experienced coach about my players and what they’re doing and hopefully working in the right way, and be happy with that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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27 Oct
2019

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Jen Lada, ESPN’s New Colin Cowherd Show Contributor

first_imgJen Lada speaking on ESPN.This summer, there will be a new face (and voice) on Colin Cowherd’s radio show on ESPN – Jen Lada. Lada, who is leaving Comcast Sports Net in Chicago to take the new gig, will be featured as a regular contributor on the show. There are also rumors that she’ll be featured on SportsCenter and a number of other programs on the network. Lada, now 34 years old, announced that she’d be leaving Comcast Sports Net in June, and she’s set to start at the Worldwide Leader in August.Thank you @CSNChicago for taking a chance on me, for trusting me to represent you well & for teaching me every day. pic.twitter.com/DSkk9FJzfa— Jen Lada (@JenLada) June 26, 2015How did she get her career started? Where is she from? And is she single? We’ve got those answers and more, along with a few photos of the rising star.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Jen Lada >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

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13 Oct
2019

Lord Taylor flagship counting down hours to closure

first_imgNEW YORK — After 104 years, the countdown is on for the last hours of Lord & Taylor’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue.The venerable department store famed for its animated holiday windows is shutting down Wednesday after a blowout sale that has left whole floors empty. Surviving floors still offer an assembly line of racks stuffed with clothes all going for $5.99 that once sold for as much as $100.The 11-story building has been sold to the We Work space-leasing company for more than $850 million.Forty-five other, smaller Lord & Taylor stores remain open, mostly on the East Coast. In addition, Lord & Taylor-branded merchandise is being sold online through the Walmart website.The brand is owned by Canadian corporate giant Hudson’s Bay Company.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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12 Oct
2019

Morsis family not to attend trial session

first_imgCAIRO  – The family of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi said on Sunday the deposed leader is unfazed by what it described as “trumped up” charges against him, and asserted they would not attend the first session of his trial, due on Monday.In a statement sent exclusively to Anadolu Agency, the family cast doubts on the authenticity of statements that the Egyptian daily Al-Watan claims that Morsi had said during his meetings with visiting politicians and rights groups from his unknown detention place since July 3.The paper said it obtained leaked recordings of Morsi’s meetings at his detention place, which is still being kept secret. The family said releasing the statements one day before the trial’s first session aims to influence the public.The statement was signed by Morsi’s elder son, Osama, who identified himself as the official spokesman of the “abducted legitimate Egyptian president”.“The president is steadfast despite months of violations against his rights as a president and a citizen and despite all the smear campaigns launched against him by a people of no value,” Morsi’s family wrote in the statement.It said the ousted president would not be brought down to his knees by “trumped up” charges or “kangaroo courts.”Morsi is due to appear for the first time since his July 3 ouster in court to face charges of inciting the killing of demonstrators outside the presidential palace in Cairo in December when he was a president.At least 14 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders and ex-presidential aides are due to appear with him in court as well.The families of seven of the defendants in the case already said they would not attend the trial because they don’t recognize the court’s legitimacy.– RecordingsAccording to al-Watan newspaper, Morsi said during a meeting with Catherine Ashton, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, that he was illegally detained and this should not happen to a head of state.He called on the European Union and the United States to intervene for his reinstatement, promising to redress the mistakes he had committed during his one year of rule, according to the newspaper, which said it has video and audio recordings of Morsi’s statements.It said Morsi expressed objection to holding a public referendum to decide whether he should stay in office or hold early presidential elections, saying the Egyptian constitution did not contain articles that make this possible.Al-Watan said it would post the video and audio recordings of Morsi’s statements to prove the authenticity of what it marketed as a “scoop.”It said Morsi insisted during his meeting with another political delegation to describe his ouster as a “military coup”, saying that he is still the president according to the constitution.Morsi, however, said he was being treated well at his detention place.He said he rejects his trial, saying the president should have different grilling procedures according to the constitution, the newspaper said.“If I go to the court I will defend myself before the judges,” Morsi was quoted by the newspaper in its report as saying. “I am not involved in the killing of demonstrators. I will say this to the judges.”By Hussein al-Qabanilast_img read more

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