SportsIndiaShow End of Year Awards : Top 5 goalkeepers 2018

first_imgAdvertisement mqjc4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsy9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebrs8bd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wf8Would you ever consider trying this?😱22mlCan your students do this? 🌚2582Roller skating! Powered by Firework If at all anything , 2018 has been a year of the goalkeepers in this era of crowd-pleasing dazzling goalscorers. The transfer fee record for goalkeepers in world football was broken not once but twice this year. SportsIndiaShow ranks the best 5 goalkeepers of the calendar year and some of the picks might be surprising to few but thats the life of a goalkeeper isn’t it? Most are only remembered for the mistake among all the saves. Nevertheless , times are changing and goalkeepers are being much higher valued and well-reckoned.Advertisement 5. Ederson MoraesAdvertisement This Brazilian shotstopper has been a revelation for Manchester City. He was at the core of the title winning City squad in May and was in the World Cup squad for Brazil. This young flamboyant goalie has made big saves on the big occasions – be it Manchester Derbies or crucial Champions League knockout games. Ederson does week in week out what every top goalkeeper is expected to do – save games with saves. His shot stopping is second to none and his acrobatics and reflexes are massive compliments to his style of goalkeeping. Coming to style, he is a perfect modern GK and distributes balls with serious threat for the opponents. He turns opponents attacks into goals for City just by distributing balls across the pitch. He is the present and definitely one for the future!4. Samir HandanovicAdvertisement Viewers who don’t watch Serie A would not be very aware of Handanovic’s goalkeeping prowess. For starters, he’s right up there with the current greats. Handanović is an extremely agile and athletic goalkeeper, who is renowned in particular for his outstanding reflexes, acrobatic saves and excellent shot-stopping abilities, as well as his ability to organise his defence. He finished 2017–18 season by being ever-present in league, playing in every minute as Inter finished fourth, meaning they will play in Champions League for the first time in six years. With 17 clean-sheets, Handanović was ranked second along with Roma’s Alisson in the clean-sheets list. He conceded only 30 goals, his lowest tally since debuting in Serie A. In 2018-19 season so far , he has recorded 8 shutouts in 21 appearances for Inter Milan thus making 2018 a brilliant year for the Slovenian.3. Jan OblakThere is something about Slovenia and incredibel goalkeepers. Oblak has won La Liga Zamora Trophy for best goalkeeper in the Spanish first division in each of the last three seasons. He is having a dream year with soaring figures. In 2017-18, Oblak kept 29 clean sheets in 49 games for Atletico Madrid and he carried his form to the current season with 20 shutouts in 24 games. That is crazy considering the pace of the game these days! Although his trophy cabinet is not as illustrious as other goalkeepers of his level , Oblak is still 25 and has a long way to go. Keeping in mind that goalkeepers peak later than outfield players with some legends peaking after 30 , this young shot stopper could go on to win it all given his pair of gloves.2. Alisson BeckerYou have to be really special to bench Ederson Moares for Brazil National Team and guess who did that this summer in Russia? the 2nd most expensive goalkeeper in history. Alisson was hot property in Roma already and when Liverpool came knocking after a Champions League 2nd place run , there was only one way to go and it costed the hosts 54 million. 22 clean sheets in 49 games comprised his 2017-18 season and 13 shutouts so far in 24 games during his time at Merseyside. Alisson like his Brazilian counterpart at City has got sensational distribution and point blank saves. He’s quick off the line and is a terrific ball handler at the back with quick feet to beat opponent poachers pressing. Alisson was involved in Brazil’s quarter final run in the World Cup and this 26 year old has a promising career ahead.Jordan PickfordIt wasn’t coming home unless England got another David Seaman between the sticks. It certainly didn’t come home but England’s wish came true in the form of Jordan Pickford. He could save the titanic , say some but in reality he’s saved some impossible to-be goals and with some aplomb. He carried England to the World Cup semi-finals and was the man behind England’s first world cup win on penalties against Columbia and followed it up with a quarter final Man of the Match performance against Sweden. Pickford’s quick off the line and has reflexes that could dodge (read: catch) bullets. Apart from being brilliant in penalties , he is a leader at the back and organizes defence with authority for Everton and England. His debut season at Everton was already his dream season – Everton Player of the Season: 2017–18, Everton Players’ Player of the Season: 2017–18[89]Everton Young Player of the Season: 2017–18. His stats arent ones that earn him individual honours but he keeps his team in the game in important moments in crucial games.  pickford, handanovic, allison, oblak, ederson Advertisementlast_img read more

A do or Dye scenario

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If you want blood

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER NORWOOD footballer Matthew Jessop washes away the blood following a tough encounter against NOBLE PARK in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Correlation between constitutional reform in social cohesion explored

first_imgOf recent, calls have been made for both constitutional reforms to be effected and social cohesion to prevail without much examination of the correlation between the two issues.Anil Nandlall, Ravi Dev and David Hinds on ‘The Factor’, aired on TVG Channel 28During a recent interview on local television broadcast, ‘The Factor”, which airs on TVG Channel 28, three prominent political commentators have explored the concepts of constitutional reform and its nexus with social cohesion, sharing ideas of how both concepts can be integrated into the Guyanese society in order to move the country forward in a more inclusive manner.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall agreed foremost that social cohesion is important to any society but in Guyana, he does not see the constitution as a major mechanism in achieving that objective.He contended that the urgent need for constitutional reform is not necessarily to achieve social cohesion, as there are other factors that must be involved for unity to prevail among the citizenry.Nandlall explored the concept of inclusive government and how it relates to promoting social cohesion, and in conclusion noted that with Guyana’s current political atmosphere, progress can never be made in this regard.Speaking generally, Nandlall said the political system is not dysfunctional but rather, it is not being allowed to work: “If the Opposition was allowed to function conceptually in the effective role it is supposed to function in, in terms of given powers we ought to have as Opposition, the regions won being allowed to have the autonomy entitled to, allowed to function with that independence, then it would not be a winner take all situation.”He further explained that the executive government which wins the election would have the executive power however, civil society and other arms will have the independence to exercise the power in which they were entitled.On the other hand, David Hinds believes the constitution has an integral role to play in the fostering of social cohesion in Guyana.He argued that while reforming the constitution will not directly bring about social cohesion, it will “free up” the people from the various insecurities that affect or impact their decisions: “It will free up the notion that I have to vote for this party, that I have to keep out the other party.”Hinds emphasised that need for inclusionary government, positing that there needs to be constitutional reform in this area in order for social cohesion to follow.“When the government hogs the power, it is in the context of the constitution,” he stated, explaining that the constitution gives way for abuse to easily prevail.In this regard, he contended that the winner-takes-all system must be abandoned: “The system of governance, where whichever party wins, wins the entire government, then social cohesion goes through the window because it means that those who are not in the government are effectively excluded from exercising real tangible powers.”Ravi Dev also agreed that the constitution has an important role to play in promoting social cohesion in Guyana. He contended that if people do not see themselves or their rights being represented by those in the government, then they will never accept the realities around them.On this note, Dev posited that constitutional reform needs to take place in order to address the fundamental cleavages in the society.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea losing to Walsall wasn’t an option

first_imgJose Mourinho admitted losing at Walsall was not an option after Chelsea’s previous Cup shocks.The Capital One Cup holders beat the Saddlers 4-1 to avoid an upset as their revival this season continued.Ramires, Loic Remy, Kenedy and Pedro all scored to wrap up a comfortable third-round victory on Wednesday. Chelsea were stunned 4-2 by Bradford in the FA Cup last season and, after earning just seven points from their opening six games to sit eight points off leaders Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League, boss Mourinho knew a win at the Banks’s Stadium was vital.“When you start the season with bad results like we did you cannot lose against a League One team,” he said. “You can do that when the season is fantastic and you are top of the league – like happened last season.“To lose a game against a League One team now would not be good for us. We don’t need that bad feeling now, we need good feelings. “The team was strong, played well and I’m happy with the result.” 1 Pedro and Radamel Falcao last_img read more

Free women’s employment programme offers a fresh start for 2018

first_imgWomen in Donegal seeking to boost their employability are invited to apply for a free WISE training programme with People 1st.The Women’s Integration, Skills and Employment programme offers 6 months support, advice and assistance with:Building Your ConfidenceCreating Your CV And Cover LetterPreparing For Job Interviews And Landing Your Dream JobAccess To EmployersDiscovering Your Transferable SkillsReturning To Education And TrainingPlanning For Your FutureSelf Employment Support & GuidanceWISE have 3 centres (Letterkenny, Dungloe and Buncrana) providing this project in Donegal with 4 outreach facilities (Killybegs, Dunfanaghy, Donegal Town and Ballyshannon). For more information contact your local area Wise Employment AdvisorHelen Dungloe: 086 145 2249 – email: h.donoghue@people-1st.ieGrainne Letterkenny: 086 145 2250 –  email: g.boyle@people-1st.ieGemma Buncrana: 086 145 2252 – email: g.duffy2@people-1st.iewww.facebook.com/WISE500This project is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the ESF.Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. Free women’s employment programme offers a fresh start for 2018 was last modified: January 18th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:EmployabilityEmploymentjobspeople 1stwiseWomen’s Integrationlast_img read more

Rocket engine test goes well, XCOR says

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Pressure-fed and pump-fed versions are currently in development. The company first announced testing of a methane rocket engine in August 2005. Design, fabrication, and testing of the engines were initially funded entirely through private investment capital. Current engine tests are being conducted under a contract through the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Propulsion Directorate at Edwards Air Force Base and as part of development for an advanced regeneratively cooled liquid oxygen/methane engine for space flight. Liquid oxygen/methane rocket engines are being investigated to see whether they can provide the higher performance necessary for manned moon missions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – XCOR Aerospace said it successfully fired its 3M9 liquid oxygen/methane engine in short, rapid bursts in tests that are part of a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory. “We are very pleased with this second series of test results,” said XCOR President Jeff Greason. “This test demonstrates the rapid stop and restart pulse mode, and minimum impulse bit that are required for reaction control system applications. This system has potential for a variety of space applications.” Consisting of four short pulses, the engine test took place at XCOR’s facilities at Mojave Spaceport in November and used self-pressurizing propellants. Previous engine tests conducted in April 2005 consisted of 22 engine firings totaling 65 seconds. The longest engine firing was seven seconds. last_img read more

Tyrone Mings hopes Bulgaria match was ‘turning point’ in racism in football

first_imgTyrone Mings hopes Monday evening’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria becomes a ‘turning point’ in racial abuse in football given the shocking scenes in Sofia.Mings, the Aston Villa star, was along with Raheem Sterling targeted by a section of the home support who made monkey noises.Some supporters were also pictured doing Nazi salutes throughout the match. Nazi salutes and racist chanting marred Monday’s thumping 6-0 win in Sofia Kane reported the abuse to the referee with play eventually stopped for six minutes LIVE on talkSPORT 2 Switzerland vs Republic of Ireland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 The game was twice stopped during the first half as part of UEFA’s three-step protocol system to deal with racial abuse, and though the chants were less prevalent in the second half, they could still be heard.England stopped playing when Mings made an official complaint to the assistant referee 28 minutes in, with the centre-back saying, ‘hey, did you hear that?’, to the official.Play was stopped for the first time, for six minutes, when Three Lions skipper Harry Kane reported the incident to referee Ivan Bebek. 2 In the build-up to the match, England players had spoken about possibly walking off the pitch if they heard racial abuse, and Mings has confirmed discussions were held at half-time over refusing to go back out for the second half.“We had a conversation regarding did we want to go back out, and everyone made a unified decision to go back out and play,” Mings told talkSPORT.Asked about the decision to keep playing despite the abuse, Mings continued: “I think it was important that we highlighted it [the abuse], because unfortunately there are people that get racially abused who don’t have a voice.Southgate says England ‘very close’ to walking off after racist abuse“So I think it was important for us to highlight it and make sure the appropriate people were aware it was going on.“But then after that it was important that we just played football. Everybody made the decision and everybody stood together and everybody ultimately came through the game and we were proud of our performance.”Monday’s match is one of the most high-profile incidents of racial abuse in football, and Mings hopes this is the turning point in fixing a problem that has plagued the sport for years. He finished: “It’s happened before but we have protocols in place which helped throughout the game.“I mean it’s difficult; I don’t want to categorise the whole country by saying that its racist, but there were obviously elements of the crowd making those chants.“But the second half was a lot better.“I don’t know if it was a turning point, but hopefully.” Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Getty Images – Getty Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

Transforming the Workplace: Driving Innovation with Technology

first_imgThis is part 3 of my blog series about transforming the workplace. Be sure to start with part 1 and part 2, and look for future posts in the series.  Continue reading to part 4.Imagine how your day might look in the workplace of the future. Your computer knows your face (it’s how you log in); it responds to your gestures; and it knows your voice. You connect, dock, and charge your personal computing device by simply sitting there, without the need for any wires. Even better, your computer becomes the assistant you never had. That 11 a.m. client meeting on your calendar? There’s an accident blocking the fastest route, so you’ll need to leave 20 minutes earlier. You didn’t know this, but your PC figured it out and told you by making contextual insights into your schedule. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.Between this future-state vision and where we are today lies a transformational journey. And it’s never easy. In my last blog, I discussed how the nature and style of work is changing to support the need to innovate with velocity. To achieve true transformation, companies must overcome many barriers to change, from the cultural and environmental to the technological. Here I want to take a closer look at some of the technological leaps that will make the transformation possible, both in terms of where we are now and where we’re going.Supporting natural, immersive collaboration We all know that social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) has changed things. Because today’s workforce is distributed across sites, cities, and even countries, collaboration can be a real challenge—a scenario exacerbated with the advent of agile practices working across company boundaries.Take a typical brainstorming session, for example. Using a whiteboard to sketch out ideas is key, but it has limitations for workers attending by phone. Someone either has to explain what’s on the whiteboard, copy the work into meeting notes, or take a photo of the whiteboard and e-mail it. Not to mention that the picture, possibly of your company’s “next great idea,” uploads to your favorite public cloud provider. And while videoconferencing would seem a likely alternative here, video quality can be lackluster at best.Intel is taking an innovative approach to solve these challenges. Advanced collaboration technologies will let workers connect in an intuitive, natural way—whether it’s a global team, a small group, or a simple one-on-one session. Unified communications with HD audio and video (complete with live background masking) is already changing videoconferencing with a more lifelike experience. And workers can interact in real time using a shared, multitouch interactive whiteboard that spans devices, from tablets to projection screens and everything in between. The whiteboard is visible and accessible to all attendees in real time. And that digital business assistant? One day it could even use natural language voice recognition to automatically transcribe meeting notes and track actions! Boosting personal productivityWhen it comes to productivity, the devil is in the details. And often those details translate into lost time, whether it’s a dead laptop battery or a password issue. Let’s say you forget your password and you can’t log in without IT assistance. It’s a drag on your time (and theirs), but it’s also interrupting workflow. Sharing work can also take longer than it should. We’ve all been there, in the conference room, stuck without the right adapter for the projector (“the thing that connects to the thing”). And if you can’t project, there’s not an easy way to share work.Intel is making great strides to free workers from these burdens of computing by supporting existing workflows for maximum productivity.A workplace without wiresbuilt-in wireless display now allows workers to connect automatically“You are your password”And getting back to that assistant … it will know you. Instead of having to tell your device everything, the reverse will be true. We foresee a day when your PC will know where you are, what you like, and what you need (like leaving early for that meeting). By anticipating your needs with proactive, contextual recommendations and powerful voice recognition, it will be able to streamline your day. And built-in theft protection will automatically measure proximity and motion to assess risk levels if you’re on the go.Implementing facilities innovationWhile we are “getting by” in today’s workspaces, they typically don’t meet the needs of a distributed workforce and can pose problems even for those working on site. It’s often a challenge to find a free conference room or, if one is available, the room itself is hard to find. I touched on videoconferencing earlier, but this is a place where the technology makes or breaks the deal. From poor quality audio and video to the wrong adapter, it all hampers workflow.Intel is working to enable an integrated facilities experience through location-based services and embedded building intelligence. Location-based service capabilities on today’s PCs can help you find the resources you need based on current location, from people to conference rooms and printers. And like your PC will one day “know you,” so will the room, meaning it will automatically prepare for your meeting—connecting participants via video and distributing meeting notes. Immersive, high-quality audio and video will guarantee a natural, easy experience. And future installments of touch, gesture, and natural voice control will become more context aware, taking collaboration and productivity to the next level.Moving forwardThis perspective on the role of technology in driving workplace transformation can be seen in action by watching the Intel video, “The Near Future of Work.” Additionally, I’m currently working on a paper that will expand on Intel’s vision of workplace transformation, and I’ll let you know when it’s available.However, while technology is a huge piece of the puzzle, there is so much more to it. True workplace transformation requires the right partnerships and culture change to be effective. For the next blog in this series, I’ll be taking a look at how to approach a strategy for workplace transformation and share key learnings from Intel’s own internal workplace program.Meanwhile, please join the conversation and share your thoughts. And be sure to click over to the Intel® IT Center to find resources on the latest IT topics.Until the next time …Jim Henrys, Principal StrategistRead more of my blogs here.This is part 3 of my blog series – continue reading on to part 4.last_img read more

One Billion Rising in Delhi

first_imgAs many set out for the customary Valentine’s Day dinner in the nation’s capital, several hundred men, women and children gathered at Parliament Street for an unorthodox celebration: a movement using music and dance to oppose violence against women. Related Itemslast_img