Leicester City fairytale complete!

first_imgLONDON (AP):Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements yesterday when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the English Premier League for the first time.Leicester players were crowded around a television inside top-scorer Jamie Vardy’s house as they were handed the title by closest challengers Tottenham being held to a 2-2 draw by deposed champions Chelsea.With an insurmountable seven-point lead over Tottenham with two games remaining, Leicester are champions of England for the first time in their 132-year history.”Championes! Championes! Ole! Ole! Ole!” the jubilant Leicester players sang as they jumped up and down with their arms on each other’s shoulders inside Vardy’s house.”Nobody believed we could do it, but here we are Premier League champions and deservedly so,” Leicester captain Wes Morgan said. “I’ve never known a spirit like the one between these boys, we’re like brothers.”FIRST JAMAICA TITLE-HOLDERMorgan is the first Jamaican international to win the English Premier League.Just two years ago, Vardy and many of his teammates were playing in the second tier and then came close to instantly dropping out of the Premier League. They started this season as among the favourites to be relegated again. But last night, fans – who never dreamed their modest club in a city with a population of 330,000 would conquer wealthier rivals – descended on Leicester’s King Power Stadium to party into the night.”People saw it last season when everyone expected us to be relegated, but we fought back to prove people wrong,” Morgan said. “This season’s been a continuation of that. We’ve built on the momentum, but I don’t think anyone believed it would come to this.”Leicester, who will collect the trophy on Saturday when they host Everton at home, had not even finished higher than second since 1929.English soccer have not had a first-time champion of the top flight since Nottingham Forest in 1978. And for the last 20 years, the Premier League trophy has never left London or Manchester, with Arsenal, Chelsea, United and City sharing the trophy among them.Unlike that title-winning quartet or 1995 champion Blackburn, Leicester have achieved their success without lavish spending on their squad.Chelsea’s draw also ensured Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri became a league title winner for the first time in his career, 12 years after the 64-year-old Italian was fired by the Blues.”Let’s do it for Ranieri,” read one Chelsea fan’s banner during yesterday’s game at Stamford Bridge, where the trophy was presented to Chelsea last May.”It’s the greatest achievement in the history of English football and it was led by an Italian,” Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, tweeted.Leicester missed a chance to seal the title on Sunday when they were held to a draw by Manchester United, but Chelsea ensured that the party wasn’t delayed any longer.Tottenham had to win at Chelsea to keep their bid for a first title since 1961 alive and led 2-0 thanks to goals from striker Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, before Chelsea staged a second-half fight back to draw in a fiery London derby, where tempers frayed and tackles flew in from everywhere.”What a game,” Leicester defender Robert Huth tweeted. “Makes me look like an angel! CHAMPIONS!!!”Centre half Gary Cahill pulled a goal back for Chelsea early in the second half and with Tottenham clinging on, the equalising goal was scored by Eden Hazard.Ranieri called Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink to thank him for Chelsea’s part in delivering the title to Leicester, which is owned by Thai retail giant King Power.”(Ranieri said) five times ‘Thanks’, because of the emotion,” Hiddink said. “I didn’t see any tears because it was not a Facetime conversation, but his voice was trembling a bit.”One bookmaker, Sky Bet, said it paid out £4.6 million (US$6.8 million) to punters who backed Leicester to win the title, with 128 putting money on the team at 5,000-1.No sports team has defied such odds to triumph, and Leicester’s improbablesuccess has provided a feel-good story for a country divided as they prepare to vote on whether to remain in the European Union.”Many congratulations to Leicester,” British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted. “An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title.”last_img read more

Girls’ soccer: Survival of the wettest

first_img“It wasn’t that bad at the time, but it definitely got worse,” said Etcher, who lifted the Conquistadores (18-2-4) into Wednesday’s semifinal match against No. 4 Hamilton of West Los Angeles. “I saw the ball there and I knew I just had to shoot it. (In this weather) you take every opportunity you can get.” Etcher was one of several ECR players that repeatedly sacrificed their body on the water-logged field to intercept passes or deflect shots, with Lindsey Forte, Sasha Scott and Erin O’Leary all doing their part to protect the lead. Chelsea Forte helped the Conquistadores dodge a bullet late in the first half by heading a shot off the goal line and Ashley Menin came up with one of the biggest saves of her career on a point-blank stop from six yards in the 68th minute. “It’s definitely one of the special (wins),” said Menin, who dedicated the victory to fellow senior Erin Kelly (sidelined with food poisoning). “I don’t want our dynasty to end.” The celebratory dive in the mud was just an added bonus. The members of the El Camino Real of Woodland Hills girls’ soccer team already had their powder blue uniforms completely covered with the remnants of what used to be their field during Thursday’s City Section quarterfinal match. Chatsworth (9-10-3), which saw its winless streak against ECR reach 15, had one last surge that produced two throw-ins and a corner kick in the final minute. But Nicole Voets’ six-yard shot sailed over the crossbar just before the final whistle blew. “These girls come to El Camino Real to play in big games, to play for championships and to be challenged,” ECR coach Eric Choi said. “They knew they were in for a game and they came through. Give Chatsworth credit. They played us hard every game this season.” erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But the Conquistadores couldn’t resist the opportunity to slip and slide around one more time in the aftermath of another hard-fought victory over rival Chatsworth. Despite play being severely hampered by a driving rainstorm, Katie Etcher managed to sneak a shot past Chatsworth goalkeeper Dana Moreno in the 45th minute to lead top-seed ECR to a 1-0 victory, its 29th in a row in the postseason. last_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Manchester City 1

first_imgDavid Silva equalised for Manchester City in the big game at Stamford Bridge three minutes after Loic Remy had put the hosts ahead.Remy, in for the suspended Diego Costa, side-footed home four minutes before the break.Branislav Ivanovic crossed to Eden Hazard, whose low ball across the face of goal enabled Remy to take his tally for the season to five.Premier League leaders Chelsea, who are without the injured Cesc Fabregas, will go eight points clear of second-placed City if they win.But they were pegged back just before the interval, Silva diverting Sergio Aguero’s shot into the net after Thibaut Courtois had failed to clear Jesus Navas’ cross.City had threatened during a frenetic start and Aguero had their best early chance.After Chelsea appealed in vain for a penalty for a handball by Martin Demichelis, City cleared and Blues skipper John Terry misjudged the long ball, allowing Ageuro through on goal only for the striker to shoot wide.Earlier, Chelsea keeper Courtois kept out a strike from Navas and rare mistakes by Ivanovic twice almost led to a City goal.Fernandinho’s deflected shot flew just wide after Ivanovic had given the ball away and the Serbian defender found himself in trouble again when James Milner robbed him and teed up Aguero, whose effort was parried by Courtois.Chelsea began to get a foothold in the game and Terry sent a header wide before they eventually broke the deadlock.But City responded swiftly to leave the game finely poised.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Photos: Former Oakland Raiders star Khalil Mack buys Chicago-area mansion

first_imgFormer Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack has purchased a mansion on Chicago’s North Shore in Glencoe, Ill. for $3.75 million, according to the Chicago Tribune.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The former Raiders defensive phenom traded to the Chicago Bears a week before the start of the season chose a six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath newly constructed estate.It features a sport court, media center, wine cellar and yoga studio among many other amenities. Completed …last_img read more

Dreadz Feather Dangle Dreadlock Hair Beads, Lovely silver feathers

first_imgBeautiful and look great in my hair. Perfect product with very speedy delivery. Arrived promptly & looks good even though small, still sturdy enough. Looks great, this supplier also includes extra coloured wooden beads, which is a nice touch. I love these beads i bought put them straight in my dreads. They also sent me free beads with my order and a sticker. Key specs for Dreadz Silver Feather Dangle Dreadlock Hair Beads (5mm Hole) x 2 Bead Pack:Adding beads is one way of decorating your dreadlocks and these come in different colours and materials. The procedure of putting beads in dreadlocks involves getting a choice of beads with distinctive sized holes in the centre.Simply placing dreadlock beads on a lock can control hair growth on that dread.Apply a bead to the dreadlock by simply putting it on like a ring. Keep the beads well cared for by taking them off when taking part in any sporting activities or applying chemicals to your hair – such as hairspray, chlorine or hair dye.A lot of people just use them for decoration, but you can use them for: Tightening your dreads. Cover up loops, lumps, and holes. and add personality to dreads.Beads for your dreads! Buy a couple to adorn your dreads. They have a 5mm Hole (approx) in the middle. SET OF 2 @ £1.95.Comments from buyers“Lovely silver feathers , Four Stars , Five Stars “ I have orderrd a few times from quick delivery. I always seem to get a freebie bead or two aswel. Enhances the beauty of my dread locks. Lovely item my daughter was well impressed. These beautiful little silver feathers are just what i have been looking for to add into my plaits. Even got two little extra beads. Well made beautiful hair decorations. Definitely will be ordering more very soon. Arrived on time and as described. Great little charms for your hair or a bracelet. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-26 19:47:00Reviewed Item Dreadz Silver Feather Dangle Dreadlock Hair Beads (5mm Hole) x 2 Bead PackRating 4.6 / 5  stars, based on  13  reviews Posted on May 26, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HairpiecesTags Dreadzlast_img read more

Sorry, Google: Why Yahoo Remains Stuck With Microsoft’s Bing

first_imgIt all makes sense: prominent ex-Googler Marissa Mayer takes over Yahoo, which uses Microsoft’s Bing as its search provider. But Microsoft has failed to live up to its contract with Yahoo, leaving Yahoo free to sign a search deal with Google, right? Wrong.In fact, the Department of Justice blocked a similar arrangement in 2008. And according to one lawyer who served in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division for more than a decade, the DOJ would be fully prepared to do it again. Unfortunately for Yahoo, that means that Microsoft’s failure to provide high-value search results won’t let it off the hook. In other words, Yahoo could be legally prevented from turning away from a search technology provider – Microsoft, and its search service, Bing – that has consistently failed to meet its contractual expectations. It would likely not be free to choose a new partner – Google – instead. Talk about a bad date that won’t end.An Opportunity Knocks?Google chairman Eric Schmidt met with reporters early Tuesday morning in Tokyo, where he was on hand to launch the company’s Nexus 7 tablet in Japan. Schmidt took Apple to task for choosing to develop its own spotty Maps application, and also reportedly expressed interest in replacing Bing as Yahoo’s search provider.Forbes’ Eric Jackson confirmed with Dow Jones reporter Kenneth Maxwell that Schmidt at least expressed an interest in working with Yahoo. “Yes, I can confirm, Eric Schmidt definitely said they’d be interested in working with Yahoo U.S.,” Maxwell told Jackson. “He also said nothing doing for the time being, but they would be interested.”Representatives for Google could not be reached for comment. Related Posts markhachman Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Google Is Not An OptionIn 2008, Google and Yahoo struck a proposed advertising deal that would have done just that. But the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division was preparing a formal investigation of the arrangement, according to the Washington Post. The deal also attracted the attention of Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wisc., chairman of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, who promised to hold hearings about this issue on Capitol Hill.Allen P. Grunes, a shareholder at Washington D.C. law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, who worked in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division from 1995 until 2007, said that the same antitrust triggers that attracted the DOJ’s attention four years ago would fire again. He also confirmed the Post’s report.“I meant that if it [Yahoo] tried to resurrect the agreement, it would be investigated again,” Grunes said in an email. “And since the market conditions haven’t changed much if at all, the outcome would likely be the same. In other words, if Yahoo went over to Google, it would be an invitation for a lawsuit.”Grunes also noted that Google is battling its own antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, which Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the commission, said it would like to settle by year’s end. Google already agreed to pay a record $22.5 million civil penalty to settle charges that it misrepresented to users of Apple’s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking “cookies” or serve targeted ads to those users, violating an earlier privacy settlement. And Google and Yahoo might attempt to wait out the FTC’s investigation until next year, when the RPS agreement expires.According to Grunes, Google should instead choose to keep a low profile. “Google would be nuts to sign a deal with Yahoo in the middle of the FTC investigation,” he said. “But stranger things have happened. They usually do not end well, however.” Bing Is Not Doing The JobWhy would Yahoo like to sever ties with Microsoft? Because, to be frank, Bing hasn’t delivered.Under the agreement approved in 2010, Microsoft’s Bing powers Yahoo’s own search engine on Yahoo’s sites, while Microsoft gets an exclusive 10-year license to Yahoo’s search technology. Yahoo receives 88% of all the revenues from search ads on its site for the first five years of the agreement – and it handles the sales for Microsoft’s and Yahoo’s premium search advertising inventory. Yahoo’s role was to surround the search results with its own rich content, selling ads to high-volume advertisers; Microsoft represented smaller, self-service clients.The key, though, was a metric that wasn’t in the original press release: a Revenue Per Search (RPS) guarantee that protected Yahoo. If Microsoft could truly provide a better experience than Yahoo’s own search technology, fine. But if Microsoft failed to hit that undisclosed number, Microsoft would be forced to pay Yahoo an also undisclosed penalty.But Microsoft hasn’t hit its numbers. Not once. As Search Engine Land extensively documented in July, Yahoo first began complaining about the problem in April 2011, citing an undisclosed gap between the actual RPS figure and what Microsoft was obligated to provide. In July and October, Microsoft reduced the gap by 20% and 10%, respectively. But since then, Microsoft’s progress has tailed off: improving between 5% and 9% in January, and nothing in April and July.The wrinkle, however, is that the RPS agreement has a fixed lifespan; it was originally supposed to expire sometime this year. But last October, Yahoo interim chief executive Tim Morse extended the RPS agreement until March 2013.So what can Microsoft do to improve? For now, company representatives aren’t saying. But Microsoft is also keeping its chin up. “We continue to work closely with Yahoo and have seen improved RPS performance,” Tom Phillips, senior director of Microsoft Advertising, said in an email statement to ReadWriteWeb. “It is a long road, but we’re making progress and are confident we’ll get there together.”The Google OptionAs far as search technology is concerned, U.S. companies really have only two options: Google and Microsoft’s Bing. Within the U.S., Google’s network of sites commanded 66.8% of all queries in July, ComScore said, followed by Bing at 15.7%. Yahoo’s own Bing-powered sites ranked third, at 13.0%. The market then drops into the dregs: Ask.com at 3.1%, and AOL at 1.5%.China’s Baidu could be considered a third choice, although its market strength in China is as much a testament to  Google’s decision to back out of search in China in 2010 as to its own expertise. Apple attached Baidu’s search to an upgrade of its iPhones and iPads in China in June.Yahoo’s new chief executive, Marissa Mayer, clearly understands the value that Google brings to the search table. She undoubtedly knows exactly how much a typical display ad sells for on Google, and knows that developing a composite user profile from a Google user’s email, calendar, location and other sources of information makes him or her more valuable than someone who is not logged in.According to Business Insider, Mayer’s priorities include “user growth, ad sales, improving ad tools, and attracting better talent,” based upon an all-hands meeting she held this week.So, if Bing isn’t cutting it,  ex-Googler Mayer can strike a search deal with her old employer, right?Wrong.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#biz#Google#Microsoft#search#Yahoo last_img read more

At least 15 pilgrims injured in Muzaffarpur temple stampede

first_imgAt least 15 pilgrims were injured in a stampede at Muzaffarpur in North Bihar early on Monday morning.All the injured have been admitted to the local government hospital for medical attention. No report of any casualty has come so far.Officials said that a large number of pilgrims had congregated in the town to offer prayer at the local Shiva temple Baba Garibnath. In the month of Shravan Shiva devotees come from far off places to offer prayer at the temple.As the crowd swelled, pilgrims broke the barricade and a stampede took place in which at least 15 were injured, said officials.The number of injured could also go up, officials added.Every year district administration makes elaborate arrangements for pilgrims in the town by deploying large number of security personnel.last_img read more

Dustin Bird an honour student and quarterback with dreams of becoming an

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe family o f a slain teenager from northern Saskatchewan say he was a good kid and loved by many.Dustin Bird, 17, was an honour student when he was shot and killed last week on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has more on the story.last_img

Passenger on airliner that crashed in Mexico files lawsuit

first_imgCHICAGO – A suburban Chicago man who was one of more than 100 survivors of a jet crash in Mexico this week is suing the airline.In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Chicago, 43-year-old Nestor Martinez of Northlake alleges that the Mexico-based Aeromexico was negligent in improperly taking off Tuesday during a severe storm.The jet had just taken off in Durango in northern Mexico when it smashed belly-down into a field near the runway. All 103 people aboard escaped. Rescuers took 49 people, most of whom suffered minor injuries, to area hospitals. Martinez’s attorney, Robert Bingle, says Martinez has headaches after striking his head, suffered muscle damage to his neck and shoulders, and has a laceration on his right leg.Bingle says it’s too early to say what caused the crash.last_img read more

Facebook brings quoted message replies to Messenger

first_imgSan Francisco: To help people not lose the threads of conversations on Messenger, Facebook has introduced the quoted message reply feature on its messaging platform, the media reported. The feature works just like it does on WhatsApp. So with the roll out of the feature, the 1.3 billion users of Messenger would be able to quote a message to which they want to send a reply, VentureBeat reported on Wednesday. To make use of the feature, users would have to long-press on the text to which they want to reply and tap on the “reply” icon. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The feature works for responding to individual GIFs, videos, emoji, text and photo messages, said the report. The introduction of the feature comes just a couple of weeks after Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced his plan to make Facebook more privacy focused and merge services like WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook. “People should be able to use any of our apps to reach their friends, and they should be able to communicate across networks easily and securely,” Zuckerberg had said.last_img read more