Man Utd to bid for £130M-rated Leicester duo Maddison and Chilwellby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are planning to bid for £130m-rated Leicester City duo James Maddison and Ben Chilwell.The Sun says United have sent scouts to watch the Foxes pair during their recent matches against Tottenham and Liverpool.It is understood the Old Trafford chief was impressed with Maddison and Chilwell during their 1-0 home win over Leicester earlier this campaign.A United source said: “We have already compiled a scouting report of both of them. We have been watching them for a few years now.“They fit all the right requirements and criteria in terms of quality and keeping an English core which is important.“Ole likes them but it would be difficult to get them both at the same time. We will have to wait and see what happens.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Newly appointed Opposition Senators, Donna Scott-Mottley and Damion Crawford, were sworn in today (October 20), during the Senate’s sitting at Gordon House.Both, who took the Oath of Allegiance during a brief swearing-in ceremony, fill the vacancies that were created following the resignation of former Opposition Senators, Councillor Dr. Angela Brown Burke and Mark Golding.Dr. Brown Burke and Mr. Golding are candidates in the upcoming by-elections for South West St. Andrew and South St. Andrew respectively, which will be held on October 30.Acting Leader of Government Business in the Senate, and Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., welcomed Mrs. Scott-Mottley and Mr. Crawford to the Upper House.He expressed confidence that both will contribute to the rigorous debates that are a feature of the Senate’s sittings.“(I hope) they will certainly fall in line with the high standards that we try to keep as a review chamber. We look forward to the kind of cooperation and coordination that we all seek, and we certainly wish you both all the best throughout your term,” he said.For his part, Senate President, Hon. Tom Tavares-Finson, expressed confidence that the new appointees will contribute to the high standards of the sittings.“We trust that your stay here will be (as) long as you desire, and we trust that you will enjoy your stay with us and participate. The persons who have left us, Senator Brown Burke and SenatorGolding, have left their mark here, and we know that you will also,” he said.Similar sentiments were expressed by Opposition Senator, K.D. Knight, in his welcome.In her response, Mrs. Scott Mottley, who has also been appointed as Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, said she and Senator Crawford are committed to the people of Jamaica, and pledged to uphold the dignity of the Senate.“Mr. President, I did not swear that Oath lightly, it means a lot to me. I pledge cordiality, even where we might have disagreements, and I am honoured to have been so warmly welcomed by the Senators on both sides. It is indeed something that my colleague (and I) take very seriously,” she said.Mrs. Scott Mottley, who is an attorney-at -law, served as Government Senator in the early 1990s and again in 2005, while Mr. Crawford, who is a lecturer and businessman, served as Member of Parliament for East Rural St Andrew from 2011 to 2016. Story Highlights Both, who took the Oath of Allegiance during a brief swearing-in ceremony, fill the vacancies that were created following the resignation of former Opposition Senators, Councillor Dr. Angela Brown Burke and Mark Golding. Acting Leader of Government Business in the Senate, and Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., welcomed Mrs. Scott-Mottley and Mr. Crawford to the Upper House. Newly appointed Opposition Senators, Donna Scott-Mottley and Damion Crawford, were sworn in today (October 20), during the Senate’s sitting at Gordon House.
Eric Brunner knows how to perform well for his team, past and present. Just two years ago, the starting Columbus Crew defender was leading the Ohio State men’s soccer team to the 2007 NCAA College Cup National Championship and its winningest season in program history as a senior team captain. Today, the native of Dublin, Ohio prepares with the rest of the black and gold for the CONCACAF Champions League matchup vs. Saprissa of Costa Rica in an 8 p.m. kickoff at Crew Stadium. A Crew victory will advance the team through group play into the quarterfinals of the International Championship League. Between the Champions League and MLS play, the Crew is in the process of completing seven matches in 21 days, and Brunner has done his part. Last Saturday, in MLS play, Columbus (12-4-10) defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-0, in front of a sell-out crowd to remain at the top of the Eastern Conference and continue its MLS-record home unbeaten streak to 24 matches. En route to the Crew’s eighth shutout of the season, in the 59th minute, Brunner blasted an 80-yard ball down the left side where forward Emilio Renteria ran onto the pass and headed into the penalty area to set up the final goal of the match. “They’re a really good team,” Brunner, who has started 20 games for the Crew in 2009, said. “They’ve had some great results this year and only lost a handful of games this season and we knew they were going to come in tough. We just wanted to out-work them and let the ball do the work on a fast pitch.” Winning matches with a complete team effort has been the name of the game for the defending MLS champions. Columbus Crew coach Robert Warzycha’s plan coming into the final month of regular-season play is making sure his players are well rested and ready to compete when their numbers are called. “We have a very important game against Saprissa,” Warzycha said. “We don’t have a reserve on the team. Everybody here on this club is contributing. We have a very deep squad. I can go with any player and as long as we are playing as a team, we can be very successful.” This game is crucial for both teams. In the Champions League standings in Group C, the Crew (2-2-0) sits in second with six points, while Saprissa (1-2-1) follows in third with four points. Earlier this month, on Sept. 16, the Crew defeated Saprissa on the road 1-0, and look forward to continued success against its group opponent. The 23-year-old Brunner, a former first-team All-Big Ten and NSCAA first-team All-American with the Buckeyes, will consistently have an impact stopping opposing forwards, and as shown over the weekend can make game-changing plays for the offense. The Crew returns to MLS play 7:30 p.m. Saturday against the Seattle Sounders FC at Crew Stadium to complete a four-match home swing.
David Beckham is backing both England and Argentina to reach the final of the World Cup at RussiaThe closest the Three Lions have come to winning the World Cup since their 1966 triumph on home soil came in 1990, where they lost to West Germany in a penalty shoot-out in Italy at the semi-final stage.While Argentina have not won the tournament in 32 years and came narrowly close to ending that wait in the 2014 World Cup, where they lost 1-0 to champions Germany in the final.“I think obviously my choice would be England to win the competition, but that’s me being biased and passionate about my country,” said Beckham, according to the BBC.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The former Real Madrid midfielder is pleased to see England get off to a promising start in their campaign after they defeated Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game of Group G.“I’m very happy that we won the first game in the group,” added Beckham.“England is a very young team, they don’t have a lot of experience yet and the journey of the World Cup will become harder and harder because there are many good teams in the tournament.”
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Real Madrid are not the only big club that is interested in signing Nabil Fekir.The 24-year-old France attacker who was jubilant over coming close to signing a deal with Liverpool before the World Cup began, had the move crashed when Lyon declared they had pulled out of a proposed deal.Fakir’s agent, though, has since indicated a transfer could yet be completed, while new Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui is reportedly interested in taking him to the Santiago Bernabeu.Speaking to RT France via FourFourTwo via Fou, Aulas said: “It was expected, at some point, that he could leave for Liverpool.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I gave the green light, but things did not happen because they took too long.“Nabil is an exceptional player. The fact that things did not come to fruition with Liverpool aroused the interest of many clubs, not just Real Madrid and their new coach.“Everything is possible. My goal is to make him stay. I hope he will stay, but if he absolutely wants to leave, we will try to find the biggest club in terms of efficiency and size.”Fekir has come off the bench in France’s two World Cup games so far and will be hoping to start their final Group C game against Denmark on Tuesday.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has spoken to the press of his plans and expectations when Chelsea visit Selhurst Park on Sunday.Ahead of Sunday afternoon’s London derby, Roy Hodgson has urged his side to maintain a solid defensive organization against a Chelsea team that intends to attack for the entirety of the game.“I’m expecting the game to be a little bit more open, in terms of we’re expecting Chelsea to attack us without ceasing when they have the ball,” he told the club’s website.“If we can defend well enough, it will give us space to play and maybe the chances will be that much more obvious if you like, or more evident.”In the corresponding fixture last season, Crystal Palace ran out 2-1 winners, recording their first goals and first of the season, and Hodgson wants a repeat of that performance.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It was very, very important because it was the eighth game and we’d had seven straight losses,” Hodgson recalled.“Strangely enough, in the three losses that followed the initial four losses when I came into the club, we still felt that we were making some progress.“We thought we were on the right track and then against Chelsea, a little bit of fortune came our way, especially with the first goal.“A little bit of fortune came our way and I think it was a good moment. It was a spur for us, the spur which showed us that not only are we on the right track but that with a little bit of luck, we can win games and win them against the Champions of England.”
“What we wanted to understand was whether there are signal changes emitted by people when they are lying, and can machines detect them? The answer was yes, and yes,” Ifeoma Nwogu, a co-author of the study and professor at the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors, told the UB Reporter.According to a report in Scientific American, their work was inspired by findings from a professor of psychology at the University of California in San Francisco, School of Medicine, Paul Ekman. He has focused on emotions as they relate to facial expressions. As for interrogators themselves, their experiences indicate that the use of such software for telling who is lying and who is telling the truth would not be practical in all instances and may not always lead them to the right targets. Just as polygraphs have drawn controversy over how reliable they really are, face-detection tools might also generate its share of false positives. Undaunted, the researchers last year presented their study results at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition and now they are set to broaden their investigations to account for body language too.Also, said Nwogu, faster algorithms may raise the software’s ability to spot behavioral deviations in near real-time. The system that they are using tracks eye movements using a statistical technique that models the movements. Nwogu and others on the team, in the course of their 40 interviews, used the beginning of each interview to establish what normal, baseline eye movements looked like for each subject. The team focused on such details as the rate of blinking and the frequency with which people shifted the direction of their gaze. The researchers then used their system to compare each subject’s baseline eye movements with eye movements during the critical section of each interrogation.Another goal as they continue their research is to expand the sample size. They used a sampling of 40 people, which they said was too small to be statistically significant. Other researchers involved in this study include Nisha Bhaskaran, Venu Govindaraju, and Mark Frank, a professor of communication and behavioral scientist. Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: UB team’s software is set to eyeball liars (2012, March 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-ub-team-software-eyeball-liars.html More information: (PhysOrg.com) — A study team at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, is working on video analysis software to analyze eye movements to spot liars. So far, they say their results show that their software can spot liars with a promising level of accuracy. Their claim is based on their study using 40 people. Their system correctly identified who was telling the truth and who was lying 82.5 percent of the time. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Researchers say liars can’t completely suppress facial expressions
Kolkata: The state Forest department will take up work for the second phase of Bengal Safari Park in Siliguri from January next year. An aquarium with a variety of local fish, a toy train along with a flower garden and children’s park are among the facilities that the department plans to develop in the second phase at Safari Park.”The underground aquarium will take the visitors to a wondrous underwater journey with glass walls on either side as the fish species in the rivers and other marine animals will swim by your side. It will be most thrilling and the feeling will equal to venturing into the river. We are preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and will submit it to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her final approval in January,” state Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman said adding that the project will entail an investment of more than Rs 100 crore. The minister added that his department also plans to set up the infrastructure for running toy train and develop a garden with beautiful flowers. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Our plan is to make the Safari Park more attractive for children. We will put up facilities like a merry-go-round, seesaw, swings and slides for the children around the flower garden. There are some more plans which will be divulged later,” Barman added.Spread over an area of 297-hectare, the animal park that was unveiled in January 2016 has already emerged as a major attraction for tourists and locals. As of now, there are three Royal Bengal Tigers with three cubs, a rhinoceros, gharials, over 400 deer, two elephants and an aviary with birds of different species at the park. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere are a number of safaris in the park that have become extremely popular.The safari of the herbivores is spread across an area of 100 hectare. There are bear safari, the Royal Bengal Tiger safari and the recently introduced leopard safari spreading over an area of 20 hectare each.”We are awaiting the nod of the Centre for the commencement of work for a leopard safari of international standards at South Khayerbari in North Bengal which will be spread over an area of 23 hectare,” Barman added.