“I never had any doubt I made the right decision in coming here. This is something I’ll never forget,” said Torres, who came through the ranks to captain the club before leaving for Liverpool 2007.“To play in the Champions League on nights like this is a gift.”Mario Suarez scored the only goal of the night in normal time as Atletico cancelled out the Germans’ 1-0 first leg advantage to send the tie the full distance.And in a topsy-turvy shootout that included five misses, Atletico squeezed through to the last eight for the second consecutive season.“The last time I was at a Champions League game at the Calderon I was 11 or 12,” added Torres.“To experience it on the field is incredible. I can only thank the fans. The were supporting us until the end and that is why they are the best fans in the world.”The drama at the Calderon outweighed good football as chances were hard to come by throughout the 120 minutes.“We controlled the game but with the score as it was, it wasn’t easy,” said Torres.“A draw was a fair result over the two legs and once it goes to penalties, the team that has the most luck wins.”To cap a glorious night for Atletico, it was also confirmed that inspirational coach Diego Simeone is nearing an agreement with a club on a contract extension until 2020.– ‘Good news’ –“We are going to have good news in the coming days,” his sister and agent Natalia Simeone told Television Espanola.Simeone himself insisted he had not yet put pen to paper and instead wanted to highlight the incredible effort made by his players despite missing the experienced duo of Diego Godin and Tiago through suspension.“I value greatly the effort of the group, they work very hard. They never give up, and you can see that today even with those that haven’t played as many minutes (throughout the season),” said the Argentine.“It is very difficult for a team like Atletico Madrid to be in the best eight teams in Europe two years in a row.”Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt, meanwhile, hailed the efforts of his young side to take last season’s beaten finalists to the brink of elimination.“After conceding an early goal we defended very well, we made an extraordinary effort.“We have to bear in mind that we have a young team without much experience and it isn’t easy to resist such pressure in a stadium like the Vicente Calderon.“In the end in the penalties it was a shame that we didn’t have the cool head needed to go through.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MADRID, March 18- Fernando Torres hailed Atletico Madrid’s tense 3-2 win on penalties over Bayer Leverkusen as the reason he returned to his boyhood club three months ago.Torres scored Atletico’s final spot-kick and then watched as Stefan Kiessling blazed over to seal Atletico’s place in the last eight for the second consecutive season.
After the cancellation of Thursday’s football game at Lancaster because of poor air quality – followed by failed attempts (transportation issues) to reschedule for Saturday – Canyon almost certainly will be limited to nine regular-season games instead of the usual 10. It would be a first in coach Harry Welch’s 18-year career, but there remains hope to find a fill-in game because Canyon, which started the season one week early, has an open date during the eighth week of the season. To find an opponent with a matching open date won’t be easy – perhaps those in Canyon circles might have to search throughout Southern and Northern California and even Nevada or Arizona. But isn’t it worth a shot? As things are, Canyon’s players and coaches are very upset about missing a game, and Canyon’s administration has been called out for not doing enough to fix things. But now it’s Sunday, and what’s done is done. Or maybe not. What about Monday? Didn’t we have high school’s version of Monday Night Football during the last fire a couple years back, when Hart faced Burroughs on a Monday night at College of the Canyons? What everyone needs to do is be creative and positive instead of casting blame. I’m surprised no one thought about the Monday option, especially since Lancaster officials said Saturday wouldn’t work because its field was in use. For now, the only plan that will work for Canyon is to find a different opponent for Week No. 8. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips In other Canyon football news, defensive lineman Mike Spagnola, a junior, has made quite an impression since arriving as a transfer from Golden Valley. Spagnola originally was slated to play JV football because of transfer restrictions, but he and his family were so eager to contribute that they switched residences to within Canyon’s boundaries so Spagnola could play immediately. Last year, Canyon won a Southern Section title, while Golden Valley finished 2-8. “Canyon’s great and we all had to move, but I didn’t come to Canyon just to play football,” Spagnola said. “Golden Valley just wasn’t the right school for me.” Jordan Turbyfill, expected to be one of Valencia’s top football receivers this season, remains sidelined with a shoulder injury suffered during a victory over Bishop Amat in the second game of the season. Turbyfill said Thursday he’s hoping to return against Hart on Oct. 27. Jeff Green, a former Valencia baseball pitcher who played at Chapman College, has signed on as the pitching coach at Canyon High under new head coach Brandon Montemayor, a 24-year-old ex-Hart standout who has replaced Scott Willis. The other assistants are former Hart standout Chris Giordano and former Highland of Palmdale standout Traviss Hodge. Geoff Tisdale, a former All-Southern Section defensive back at Valencia who spent two football seasons at L.A. Valley College, has earned a starting position at Division II Pittsburg State. Through three games, Tisdale has seven tackles, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery. The YMCA youth basketball league in Valencia is conducting registration for players and volunteer coaches through Oct. 9. The league plays in Castaic beginning Oct. 14. Information: (661) 253-3593. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. email@example.com (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The father of new Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar will NOT collect a bumper loyalty bonus from Barcelona following his record-breaking €222million move to France.The 25-year-old Brazilian completed his switch on Friday after weeks of speculation, becoming the most expensive footballer in history and signing a five-year contract with ambitious Ligue 1 club.Neymar, will reportedly earn €30m (£27m) net per year, or around €575,000 (£520,000) each week after tax.However, his father Neymar Santos Sr, who has managed his son’s career since his emergence at Santos, will not collect a €26m (£23.4m) loyalty bonus from Barca, as its conditions were not met – completing the move ahead of schedule.Barca spokesman Josep Vives told Marca: “The club will not pay the bonus to Neymar’s father.“There were three conditions: the player must not negotiate his departure from the club during the month before the bonus became payable, he must demonstrate his desire to fulfil his contract, and that we would not pay out the bonus before September 1, to ensure the transfer window was closed.“Now that we know that none of these three conditions were met, we will not honour that bonus.”The most valuable player of all time was unveiled at the Parc des Princes on Friday.Neymar insisted that ambition was the only motivating factor behind the move to PSG, and said he is ‘really sad that some people think’ he only moved for the money.Read his comments IN FULL here! Neymar’s dad will NOT receive a loyalty bonus from Barcelona following his 222m move to PSG 1
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is targeting “quality” summer signings to help the Ibrox side achieve silverware next season.Midweek defeat to Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup all but ruled out any prospect of a trophy this season with the side trailing Celtic by eight points in the Premiership with nine games to play.While Gerrard said his side would “never give up” as they look to finish the season strongly, he said that work was continuing to identify players to improve the side for next year’s challenges. He stressed that although he had made huge changes since arriving at Ibrox last summer, he knew there would have to be more arrivals to get the team as competitive as he wanted. “Players who were here before have raised their game. Players that we’ve brought in, the majority have stood up and done well. Some haven’t so we’re aware of that.“We’ll continue to try and improve the starting 11, to improve the 18 and what I can do is guarantee the supporters that every bit of time, effort and energy from myself, Mark Allen and the recruitment team is to make Rangers a better team and a winning team.“My confidence hasn’t changed that I can make that happen but it’s not going to happen overnight. Rome wasn’t built in a day.“This job was huge when I walked in and it was huge for a reason because a lot of things needed fixing on and off the pitch. We’re doing everything we can.”Though he is targeting signings, the manager revealed that he was more concerned with quality than quantity, saying the approach to recruitment would be different from last summer.“Maybe [there won’t be a lot] in terms of numbers,” he said.”I think there needed to be a squad overhaul when I came in, for whatever reason and people will have their own opinions on that. There will be change here. “There will be new players, there will be better players because the current players need some help and support to keep growing and keep improving and give them a better chance of competing for what’s available.“So there will be change. We will get more quality and add to it and we will improve. But I don’t expect the same in terms of numbers because I don’t think we need a squad overhaul.“We need some bits of magic and marquee players to add to what we’ve got to maybe go to another level.”Gerrard also shared his thoughts on the abuse he received from Aberdeen fans during the cup match on Tuesday. Police Scotland are investigating complaints of sectarian abuse directed at the Rangers boss during the match. The incident came three weeks after Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke complained that Rangers fans had targeted him with sectarian abuse at Ibrox.With the Ayrshire side up next for Rangers, Gerrard said that while the abuse had no lasting effect on him, he hoped that supporters would conduct themselves properly.He said: “I think it was my turn against Aberdeen. But I’m fine. “Words have never hurt me. I’ve had a lot abuse at a lot of stadiums but I’m totally fine with that. “Let’s hope we’re talking about the football. “Again I’ll ask our supporters to behave in a proper manner and get behind the team. “Steve Clarke is not the only one who has had that of late, but I’m fine with that. It’s no problem.” However, he insisted that progress had been made this season.“It never stops at Rangers in terms of planning ahead and trying to improve the situation,” he said.“There had to be a lot of change when I took on the job. I knew I wasn’t going to sort the problem out in one transfer window, or even two.“But we’ve moved forward, we’ve improved.
Councillor Liam Doherty has called on An Post to make every effort to ensure that Postal services in Drumkeen can be retained for local residents and businesses.The Finn Valley based Councillor’s comments come following the announcement this week from An Post that its community Postal Agency in Drumkeen was forced to close suddenly on Wednesday last.Now customers being advised to travel to Convoy to access postal services. Cllr Doherty of Sinn Fein said “Immediately following the closure of the local branch here in Drumkeen last week, I contacted An Post to inquire why a decision was taken to terminate the service and also to find out what arrangements would be in place for customers now that their local agency was no longer carrying out these transactions.“An Post has replied since to state that the Postal Agency in the town was forced to close suddenly last Wednesday, and that its customers and recipients of DSP payments were now being advised to travel to the Post Office in Convoy for transactions and to collect their payments.“While it is of course important that residents in Drumkeen can access services in their next nearest branch in Convoy, it is unfortunate that the local community has experienced this disruption.”He added that An Post has informed him that it cannot yet comment or speculate on the future of the Postal Agency in Drumkeen, but the company has said that it will contact him should any developments arise surrounding the fate of the branch. “I am now calling on An Post to really carefully consider the needs of local residents and businesses here in Drumkeen and to make every possible effort to ensure that postal services are reinstated without delay.“The closure of any service can be a huge blow to a local community, both economically and socially, and I believe it’s vital that the company realises this and will now fully engages with all interested parties to identify a suitable agent to ensure service provision continues and is retained locally.”An Post must retain postal services in Drumkeen – Doherty was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:An PostCllr Liam DohertyclosureDrumkeen
Xoliswa Ndoyiya, Nelson Mandela’s cook of 20 years, has compiled some of Madiba’s favourites in a recipe book. Mandela really prefers nothing more than oxtail stew, which according to Ndoyiya, is one of Mandela’s favourites. Mandela spent 26 of his birthdays in a prison cell where he ate porridge and soup for breakfast, boiled maize for lunch and porridge and soup again for supper. It is no wonder that when he was released from prison, a traditional home-cooked meal from Eastern Cape was what he longed for most.(Images: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello Hatang, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory+2711 547 5600RELATED ARTICLES• Madiba’s life captured in art• Town teams up for Mandela statue• How does Mandela Day inspire you?• World to serenade Madiba • Madiba birthday song a group effort Cadine PillayAs the world prepares to honour Nelson Mandela on his 94th birthday, many wonder what meal would mean the most to the former statesman on this great day.Xoliswa Ndoyiya was Nelson Mandela’s personal cook for 20 years; a career that began two years after the former statesman was released from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years for treason under the apartheid government.Ndoyiya and Mandela’s paths crossed shortly after her husband was killed in the clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party in the 1990s. Mandela had been travelling around the areas of Gauteng province that were affected by the violence and was introduced to Nodyiya. Since he was looking for a chef, Mandela decided to hire her, marking the beginning of a long professional relationship between the two.“When he married Graça (Machel) on his 80th birthday in 1998, that was a very special birthday for me,” she recalls.“There were many people and a lot of food and cake.”Ndoyiya was, however, not around for what was probably the most unnerving task involving Mandela’s culinary needs. In the midst of the chaos and excitement that had gripped members of his party, close friends and family on the day of his release, there was confusion as it dawned on organising the events of the day that no plan had been made for what his first meal outside of prison would be.“We had no idea what Madiba liked to eat…,” Lavinia Crawforde-Browne, former personal assistant of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu told author Ann Trapido in the book Hunger for Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela.“…so we thought, well, chicken is the safest thing, and I rushed to the nearest 7-Eleven and bought up every chicken piece I could find and a crate of Coke, which turned out not to be enough and I had to go back.”In her own released book, Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela’s Kitchen, Ndoyiya documents Mandela’s favourite recipes, along with his own food-related anecdotes, which gives the book more of a personal setting. He has a strong liking for traditional African food, despite having travelled widely as a statesman.“We don’t just spoil him once a year only on his birthday, we try to make every day a special one for him,” says Ndoyiya, who wears her title of Mandela’s cook with pride and gratitude.Released earlier in 2012, Ukutya Kwasekhaya contains more than 60 of Mandela’s favourite dishes.Making every day a Mandela birthdayFor a man who spent most of his life fighting against the apartheid regime and putting the needs of his country before his own, retirement is a valued privilege.Since his retirement from politics in 2004, Mandela enjoys a peaceful existence in his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape. He prefers to spend his birthday at home, in his living room, according to Ndoyiya.It is often said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – even Mandela is no exception to that rule. As chef and food writer Anna Trapido noted in her book, Hunger for Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela, in prison Mandela would speak about freedom as he would speak about food.The anti-apartheid hero spent 26 of his birthdays in a prison cell (mostly on Robben Island), where he ate porridge and soup for breakfast, boiled maize for lunch and porridge and soup again for supper. It is no wonder that when he was released from prison, a traditional home-cooked meal from Eastern Cape was what he longed for most.The role of food in his lifeTrapido’s book takes a different approach to Ndoyiya’s. It is an academic account of the role food has played throughout Mandela’s life, from his childhood and years in prison, to during and after his time as South Africa’s first black president.“We all reveal our most elementary social, economic and emotional truths in the ways that we cook, eat and serve food,” says Trapido. “So why not ask those who changed the world what they were eating while they did it?”In the book she unearths fascinating, humanising stories, and says one of the facets of Mandela’s life in prison was sympathetically revealed in the book through a letter Mandela wrote to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, his wife at the time, from Robben Island on August 31 1970:“How I long for amasi (traditional South African fermented milk), thick and sour! You know, darling, there is one respect in which I dwarf all my contemporaries or at least about which I can confidently claim to be second to none – a healthy appetite.”
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The idea is innovative, and one that is likely to only work once. But of course it wouldn’t have worked at all if Justin and Christine didn’t have the primo illustration skills that they possess (they also do commissioned paintings of things other people want).Wants for Sale was so successful that it even gave birth to a spin-off project, Needs for Sale, which is the same basic premise, but with all proceeds going to charity. Between the two sites, the artists have raised over $2800 for various charitable causes this year. Along the lines of Million Dollar Homepage in the “that’ll never work… will it?” category, 2007 saw the successful launch of Wants For Sale. The innovative project by New York artist Justin Gignac and his girlfriend Christine might just be my favorite idea of the year.The premise is simple: Justin and Christine paint pictures of things they want and then sell them for the exact price of the item. The things they’re after range from $12.70 for an order of buffalo wings to $1,056.07 for a single month’s rent check. My favorite: $1 million for “financial security.”While a million bucks might be out of the price range for many art collectors, the Wants For Sale project has done surprisingly well since it debuted earlier this year. The couple has so far collected a Nintendo Wii, some Xbox games, a fancy sushi dinner at trendy New York hot spot Nobu, some clothes, a gym membership, and a handful of food items, among other things. They’re still waiting for someone to fund the iPhone they covet. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#web josh catone 1
A recent survey by CheckPoint finds that many IT departments are throughly overwhelmed by open BYOD policies. 96 percent of IT departments that allow BYOD say that the number of personal devices connecting to their networks is increasing, and 45 percent say that he number of personal devices has grown by a factor of five over just the last two years.52 percent of businesses surveyed by CheckPoint reported that they had been victim to mobile security incidents over the past year that resulted in losses of more than $500,000. Even for the 45 percent of the survey respondents classified as SMBs with less than 1000 employees, there were losses from mobile security incidents that exceeded $100,000.Of all the major mobile platforms, Android was cited by 49 percent of businesses as the one with the greatest perceived security risk, more than Apple, Windows or Blackberry.Tomer Teller, security researcher at Check Point Software, said that “without question, the explosion of BYOD, mobile apps, and cloud services, has created a herculean task to protect corporate information for businesses both large and small. An effective mobile security strategy will focus on protecting corporate information on the multitude of devices and implementing proper secure access controls to information and applications on the go. Equally important is educating employees about best practices as majority of businesses are more concerned with careless employees than cybercriminals.”
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts john paul titlow Tags:#security#web The Electronic Frontier Foundation and The Tor Project have officially released a Firefox plugin called HTTPS Everywhere, which enables encrypted, secure browsing on some Websites. The plugin, which came out of beta today, works with a list of sites that support HTTPS, but may be doing so in an incomplete or limited fashion. If a site defaults to unencrypted HTTP or links to unencrypted pages, the plugin will rewriting requests so that true HTTPS is utilized. It currently works with a number of big sites, including Google Search, Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, bit.ly, PayPal and all WordPress.com blogs. HTTPS — or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure — combines HTTP and the Secure Sockets Layer/Transfer Layer Security protocol to encrypt data and communication over the Internet. Its 128- to 256-bit encryption is extremely secure and highly resistant to intrusions from third parties. As the EFF explain on their Website:Sadly, many sites still include a lot of content from third party domains that is not available over HTTPS. As always, if the browser’s lock icon is broken or carries an exclamation mark, you may remain vulnerable to some adversaries that use active attacks or traffic analysis. However, the effort that would be required to eavesdrop on your browsing should still be usefully increased.The HTTP Everywhere plugin is an GNU-licensed open source project, so developers can dig in and write their own rulesets and help test new features. It comes as part of the EFF’s broader “HTTPS Now initiative, which we covered back in April. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness and support for SSL-encrypted browsing. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Pokémon Go bar crawls have also become a thing, with reports of their spontaneous occurrence in a variety of cities.Trey Ditto, CEO of Brooklyn-based PR tech firm Ditto, pointed out that even if bar crawls don’t lead to significantly more sales, at least they lead to “great brand awareness, [since you’re] walking into a place you’ve never gone before.“Of course, the Pokémon Go phenomenon could crash as fast as it has sprung up. But Ditto told me that even if it does crash soon, it has provided two major lessons about AR for marketers.First, he said, it has shown that AR “has the capability to truly mobilize customers.” From now on, AR will not be just another waiting-to-happen future tech, but will become part of many campaigns.And this phenomenon demonstrates, Ditto noted, just how important it is for a brand or a physical retailer to have a plan or possibly a team in place to take advantage of rapidly emerging trends.So that you’re ready the next time someone walks into your shop looking for invisible creatures.From our sponsors: Marketers look to climb aboard the Pokémon Go phenomenon HomeDigital MarketingMarketers look to climb aboard the Pokémon Go phenomenon Marketers look to climb aboard the Pokémon Go phenomenonYou are here: Posted on 14th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share From the US Pokemon Go siteThe past week will go down in marketing history as the point when augmented reality (AR) became a real thing.The reason: the sudden craze of Pokémon Go, launched barely a week ago. Based on the entertainment franchise of games, trading cards and cartoons that began in the 1990s, the new game requires an iOS or Android app.When you open the app and look through your smartphone screen, you can find various Pokémon creatures that you can capture by rolling virtual balls at them.Officially, the app is only currently offered in the US, New Zealand and Australia. But two days after its launch, it was installed on more US Android phones than Tinder, and 60 percent of those US Android users who have installed the app are using it daily.As of July 11, nearly 11 percent of all Android devices in the US had the app installed. Countless participants are navigating the streets of the launch countries, looking through their phone screens:Pokemon GO is just insane right now. This is in Central Park. It’s basically been HQ for Pokemon GO. pic.twitter.com/3v2VfEHzNA— Jonathan Perez (@IGIhosT) July 11, 2016While there have been a number of augmented reality experiments and projects over the last few years, nothing has become a mainstream marketing engine like Pokémon Go.The various creatures are found at specific locations called Poké Stops, or you can battle others’ collections of creatures at locations known as Pokémon Gyms. Currently, the locations of Poké Stops and Gyms are arbitrarily designated as GPS coordinates by the gods at Niantic, the game maker.But Niantic chief executive John Hanke has now announced that “sponsored locations” are coming soon, so that brands can pay to put their names on valued destinations that players seek. The idea, he told Financial Times, is to offer paid locations “within the virtual game board,” with charges on a cost-per-visit basis.Already, businesses can buy virtual Lure Modules at $1 each for 30 minutes. They attract Pokémon — and, the businesses hope, will also attract players looking for the creatures.Some companies are highlighting their good luck at being designated Poké Stops, while others are touting their Lures.Bloomberg News, for instance, notes that L’inizio’s Pizza Bar in Queens, NY, increased its in-store sales by about a third compared to a normal weekend, because of Lure Modules it purchased.Huge Café in Atlanta, owned by the Huge ad agency and employed as a testing facility for new tech, has similarly placed Lures to attract customers. It is also adding value to visitors, with such offers as phone charging stations (since Pokémon Go quickly depletes battery power) and a card for a free steamed bun if a visitor shows a captured Pokémon, in the hopes this will whet the customer’s appetite for a larger treat.There are also reports that the presence of Pokémon creatures is impacting restaurant choice among some patrons. To take advantage of this, Applebee’s, among others, is retweeting reports of Pokémon captures on its premises, as well as posting the images on Instagram:@Applebees there was an Eevee on my 4 cheese Mac n cheese #PokemonGo pic.twitter.com/flIzLYrPyX— Zach (@FDM_Gamer) July 12, 2016 It looks like someone dropped a #PokemonGO Lure at our HQ Pokestop. Better come catch them all! @pkmngotricities pic.twitter.com/36KvSZ7P1M— Gesa Credit Union (@GesaCU) July 12, 2016 And brands like Domino’s Pizza and Gesa Credit Union in Washington State are looking to ride the wave:OMG! 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