‘Better than Rashford’ – Chelsea fans react to Abraham’s Under-21 display

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTammy Abraham’s first start for England Under-21s on Tuesday excited Chelsea fans on Twitter – and led to inevitable comparisons with Marcus Rashford.Teenager Abraham scored twice in the Under-21s’ 5-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina, while last month Manchester United forward Rashford netted a hat-trick on his debut at that age level.Abraham has now got 13 goals in 16 games for club and country this season, including a prolific start to his loan spell at Bristol City, and some Blues supporters believe he is already better than Rashford and Man City’s Kelechi Iheanacho.Tammy Abraham is better than Rashford but he’ll never be rated cos he’s at Chelsea.— navid (@CescAddict) October 11, 2016Will be livid if we loan Abraham out again next year, just as good if not better than Rashford— V (@Lampardelight) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham could become like Rashford & Iheanacho, but rival fans will say different because he plays for Chelsea.— – (@FalseNineRoIe) October 11, 2016Abraham is better than Rashford + Kelechi put together, but because he plays for Chelsea, he won’t be rated— ️ Brian (@Luizesque) October 11, 2016Trust this tweet.Tammy Abraham will be a bigger player than Marcus Rashford.— J (@VintageHazard_) October 11, 2016Other Chelsea fans were more concerned about whether Abraham would ever be given a chance in the first team – or if like Patrick Bamford he would struggle to make the step up.Tammy Abraham trending! What a prospect, but as I’ve said a hundred times it’s shame we’ll never see him in a Chelsea shirt. #CFC— Zandie (@nordicgeek_) October 11, 2016I hope Tammy Abraham breaks into the first team.. #CFC— Sameer Alam (@Sameeralam94) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham is incredible. Two goals in his England U-21 debut. Premier League loan for him next season and then into the #CFC first team?— Evan McMurtrie (@EvanMcMurtrie) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham is quality, hope he gets a chance in the first team when he’s back #CFC— Kieran McGowan (@McGowan_99) October 11, 2016a lot of people are skeptical if Tammy Abraham is just another Bamford, but I’d suggest otherwise. Abraham has better pace/awereness #CFC— iBleedBlue (@jal21CFC) October 11, 2016Tammy’s 2nd goal was class. Beat the offside trap and that finish was as cool as you like. Not just a flash in the pan this kid #Talent #CFC— Matt Bennett (@MattBennettSw6) October 11, 2016Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossipClick here for today’s Chelsea quiz See also:’£20m’ Chelsea prospect does it again for Bristol CityFans on Twitter hail Chelsea youngster AbrahamAbraham ‘buzzing’ after Under-21 call-upAbraham scores twice in England Under-21 victoryFulham may not face injured AbrahamChelsea prospect Abraham wins award Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Saturn’s Moons Are Bustin’ Out All Over

first_imgAdd Tethys and Dione to the party blowers around Saturn.  Cassini found that these two moons are active, like Enceladus and Titan, though on a lesser scale.  Cassini scientists discovered the effects of outbound particles from these moons by studying the plasma fields with the Cassini plasma spectrometer (CAPS) instrument.  The results suggest surface activity, possibly even volcanic, on the two icy bodies that lie between Enceladus and Rhea.    The story, based on a paper in Nature,1 was picked up by Space.com, MSNBC and Science Daily.1Burch et al, “Tethys and Dione as sources of outward-flowing plasma in Saturn’s magnetosphere,” Nature 447, 833-835 (14 June 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature05906.This compounds the mystery of why these icy moons, so distant from the sun (and assumed to be so very, very old), should be active today when we can observe them up close.  Cassini has been worth every penny just to see the surprised look on the scientists’ faces.    Stay tuned for the super-closeup flyby of Iapetus (03/01/2006, 01/07/2005) on September 10.  More wonders are sure to be in the wings of the rings.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Smartphone ‘revolution’ at SA firms

first_img26 February 2010 Yet, in the coming 24 months, 84% of South African corporations expect to have a SaaS strategy in place, and 60% expect to have adopted a cloud computing strategy. Software as a service, cloud computing “Not only does mobility allow companies to improve internal efficiencies and communications, it also enables them to interact more effectively with their increasingly mobile customers.” ‘Company of the future’ RIM sub-Saharan Africa regional director Deon Liebenberg said the results showed that “enterprise mobility solutions” were no longer just “nice to have”. “Until last year, concepts like software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing were regarded as little more than buzzwords,” said World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck. Enterprise mobility solutions The combined effect of these technologies is that, while the organisation’s buildings and infrastructure may still be confined to a specific site, its people, activities, information, documentation and data have been freed from location. New research by World Wide Worx shows that smartphones have made a dramatic entry into corporate South Africa, far surpassing general consumer or small business use. “These aren’t technologies as such,” said Goldstuck. “They are strategies that make the organisation’s use of new technology more efficient. From storage systems to software deployment, from hardware upgrades to network capacity to bandwidth, the focus is on cost-effectiveness, flexibility and mobility.” The study, backed by First National Bank (FNB), leaders in cellphone banking in Africa, and BlackBerry developer Research In Motion (RIM), shows that saturation point has almost been reached by large South African companies in the use of fixed landlines (96%) and ordinary mobile phones (92%). Liebenberg pointed out that while smartphones were now mainstream devices within South African businesses, the smartphone revolution had only just begun: “Enterprises should now be looking at what smartphones mean for their businesses in a more strategic and holistic fashion,” he said. The “Mobile Corporation in SA 2010” report reveals that three-quarters of South African companies have deployed smartphones within their organisations, compared to almost none two years ago. Among the technologies expected to take off as a result of the SaaS and the cloud computing revolution are: SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “They need to work towards mobilising their core internal and customer-facing processes so that their employees can use ubiquitous connectivity to be productive and responsive wherever they are.” And, as forecast in 2007, 3G data card penetration has also reached near saturation, with 94% of large South African companies deploying it. Now the focus has turned to integration of smartphones with business processes. The study also showed that corporate South Africa expects to embrace the new world of online services to an extent that was not even anticipated as recently as one year ago. “We are literally seeing the foundations being laid for the company of the future,” Goldstuck said. Fixed-mobile convergence, with 72% of companies expecting to adopt systems that allow seamless connectivity between fixed and mobile networks.Virtualisation, with 65% expected to embrace this flexible and cost-effective approach to network and server technology.Outsourced storage and archiving systems, with half of large South African companies predicting they will be using it in the next 24 months. The Mobile Corporation in SA 2010 forms part of the Mobility 2009 project, which included research among 1 000 consumers, 1 000 SMEs and 240 large enterprises in South Africa. “They’re essential for businesses that want to be competitive, responsive and efficient in a world where a customer won’t wait for a salesperson who is visiting customers and where project flow can’t stop because a manager is at a full-day meeting,” he said in a statement by World Wide Worx this week.last_img read more

In pictures: State of the Nation Address 2014

first_imgMarching troops, bagpipes, lots of hard work in preparations, and high fashion on the red carpet: view a gallery of images from the opening of parliament and State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on 13 February 2014. All photos courtesy GCIS.Read more:Watch the State of the Nation AddressState of the Nation Address 2014: the full textBehind the scenes: State of the Nation Address 2014 On the red carpet: Mandla Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, in traditional Xhosa dress. At a lunch for special guests invited to attend the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma helps Rebecca Kotane, wife of late ANC leader Moses Kotane, cut the cake celebrating her 102nd birthday. Workers making final preparations for the ceremony. A worker making final preparations for the ceremony. On the red carpet: Thapelo Chilwani. At a lunch for special guests invited to attend the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma congratulates Joseph Shabalala, leader of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, on the group winning, in January 2014, their fourth Grammy award. On the red carpet: Speaker of parliament Max Sisulu, Jacob Zuma’s wife Tobeka Zuma, and Mninwa Mahlangu, chair of the National Council of Provinces. South African President Jacob Zuma delivering his State of the Nation Address in parliament on 13 February 2014. On the red carpet: Rachel Tambo. On the red carpet: Rachel and Dali Tambo, the son of late African National Congress leader Oliver Tambo. South African National Defence Force troops rehearse for the ceremony. On the red carpet: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. On the red carpet: Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba. Rehearsals for the opening of parliament. On the red carpet: South African statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Rehearsals for the aerial flyby by the South African Airforce. On the red carpet: Khensani Kubayi and Nomalungelo Gina. On the red carpet: Faith Bikani. On the red carpet: Belinda Ngaju and Nomsa Ndaba. South African National Defence Force troops rehearse for the opening of parliament. South African National Defence Force troops rehearse for the opening of parliament on the morning of 13 February. Preparations underway for the opening of parliament and State of the Nation Address. Preparations underway for the opening of parliament and State of the Nation Address. Laying the red carpet.Gallery compiled by Mary Alexanderlast_img read more

Become a U.S. National Park Ranger for a Day – Park Employee for a Day Geocaches (GC42GX2) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPetrified Forest- Route 66—Geocache of the WeekAugust 25, 2016In “Community”One Woman’s Journey Brings Physical Geocaches to National ParksDecember 8, 2010In “Community”Is this still Earth? — Rainbow’s End: Grand Prismatic Spring (GC1JY47) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 6, 2014In “Community” Counting some of the Everglades’ natural residents. Photo by geocacher lilyfly.Getting plenty of fresh air, enjoying beautiful scenery, exploring wondrous destinations—United States National Park Rangers have a job that many of us dream about. However, it’s not all fun and games. Park rangers work tirelessly to help preserve natural areas, protect endangered species and ensure visitors enjoy their experience. This week’s Geocache of the Week is the Park Employee for a Day Geocache series (beginning with GC42GX2), which  put you in the well-worn boots of a Park Ranger in Everglades National Park, Florida, USA.This geocache series is relatively new and ranges from 1.5–2.5 in difficulty and terrain. Most of the geocaches were placed in January 2013. However, just because these geocaches haven’t had a whole lot of time to rack up Favorite Points, we can tell that this series will be loved by the community. “So far, the caches have been wildly popular with visitors…we’re getting good qualitative feedback from visitors about the real-world issues we’re asking them to consider. Visitors are chiming in on how we should respond to climate change, protect imperiled species, and manage risks from wildlife. This sort of back-and-forth conversation is an exciting new departure from traditional ranger programs found at most national parks,” said Larry Perez, the U.S. Park Ranger in charge of the series.A nice view of the Everglades. Photo by geocacher JunglePete.The Park Ranger for a Day geocaches are some of the very few geocaches that are placed within a US National Park.  Geocachers will be able to experience more than just another find—they’ll be able to see the park through the eyes of a ranger. The series begins with a simple park and grab geocache that contains information about the other geocaches, as well as their coordinates. Each geocache then presents a different, real-world scenario that Park Rangers could face. “The issues we ask our visitors to consider are ongoing, real-world challenges for our park personnel. The series helps expose visitors to the “behind-the-scenes” work–both past and present–that has been undertaken by many of our rangers. These include dealing with invasive exotics, managing large wildfires, and planning for the future in light of sea level rise,” said Larry Perez.Geocachers share how they would handle the situation in their logs. So far, the geocachers that have made the trip to southern Florida have enjoyed the series. Geocache lilyfly had this to say, “Thanks to the NPS for being willing to take chance on us geocachers. These caches were all placed in excellent locations where minimal impact will be made. The challenges presented really helped give a glimpse to the different issues facing the NPS. We loved it! THANK YOU!”A beautiful Everglades sunset. Photo by geocacher auyantepuy.We’re excited about having a series of geocaches in a U.S. National Park. Which U.S. National Park would you like to see geocaches in next? Let us know in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected]last_img read more

UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insists

first_imgLATEST STORIES But if Diaz is indeed interested in a trilogy bout, McGregor insists that it has to be in the 155-lb. division, which the Irish superstar currently lords over.“I’m the 155-pound champion, I faced him at 170, he beat me, then I rematched him at 170, I beat him,” he was quoted as saying in a BBC News report. “Now I’m the 155-pound world champion. If he wants that fight, he must come down”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAfter fighting above his weight class for their first two matches, “The Notorious” believes it’s only natural that the third match take place under his stipulations.“That’s a fair trade. I didn’t ask for the rematch at a lower weight, I asked for the rematch at the exact same weight,” he explained. “I thought that was a fair play move on my half and then I came in and I won. So now I won that, then I won the 155-pound title after that. If he wants to fight, he’s got to make that 155-pound limit.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim #KicksStalker: Jordan’s second shoe gets new life Meanwhile, McGregor is expected to take some time off fighting after competing in the biggest fight of his life against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.He also made it clear that he is open to taking another boxing match if the right fight comes along.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:Olympic medalist Michael Phelps challenges Conor McGregor to swimming raceLOOK: McGregor congratulates Mayweather, says he has ‘strong tools’ for MMAADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UFC fighters Nate Diaz (left) and Conor McGregor. AP File photoNow that Conor McGregor’s tenure inside the boxing ring has passed, it’s time to get back to the UFC and settle some unfinished business inside the octagon.Perhaps high on the UFC Lightweight Champion’s list is a grudge match against Nate Diaz, whom he engaged in two thrilling welterweight bouts last year.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Shikhar Dhawan continues love affair with England, slams 10th hundred

first_imgShikhar Dhawan smashed his 10th ODI hundred as India took command against Sri Lanka in their Group B encounter on Thursday at The Oval.Thanks to an injury, Dhawan had been out of international cricket after the Cuttack ODI vs England but he came back to the team with a bang against Pakistan in their Champions Trophy opener on Sunday, hammering a 65-ball 68.The moment @SDhawan25 hit ??!??? #INDvSL #CT17 pic.twitter.com/1ED3JQ9Id0- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2017Once again on Thursday, Dhawan turned on the heat with some scintillating stroke play after playing second fiddle to the more aggressive Rohit Sharma, whose 78 gave India a strong platform.Dhawan, in fact, became the third quickest to reach 10 ODI hundreds, taking just 77 innings to get there. South African batsmen Quinton de Kock (55 innings) and Hashim Amla (57 innings) are 1 and 2 respectively.India lost a bit of the initiative though when Virat Kohli fell for his first duck in almost three years. Yuvraj Singh, man-of-the-match on Sunday, then perished for 7 as India stuttered to 179/3 in 33.3 overs.Immediately after, there was a huge LBW appeal against MS Dhoni and Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews even asked for a review. But TV replays showed the ball pitched outside the leg-stump and there was some relief in the Indian camp.Dhawan, meanwhile, waited patiently at the other end, watching a bit of a mayhem. Kohli and Yuvraj were gone within 40 runs of each other and that certainly meant Sri Lanka had regained some momentum.But Dhawan is an experienced campaigner and he has a special affinity with England the Champions Trophy. It was here in 2013, during the same tournament that Dhawan had hammered two successive centuries, against South Africa and West Indies, announcing himself as a long-term opener for Team India.advertisementEarlier in the day, Dhawan and Rohit had brought up their 10th 100+ opening stand, the fifth most in ODI history. Four of those century-opening stands have come in seven Champions Trophy matches.Dhawan’s mind-numbing innings came to an end in the 45th over when he fell to Lasith Malinga for a 128-ball 125. Most 100s in ICC Champions Trophy: 3 Shikhar Dhawan (7 innings)3 Herschelle Gibbs (10)3 Sourav Ganguly (11)3 Chris Gayle (17)Fastest to 10 ODI hundreds:Quinton de Kock (55 innings)Hashim Amla (57)Shikhar Dhawan (77)last_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Guardiola: I’d be Fraudiola without my players!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: I’d be Fraudiola without my players!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he’d be nothing without his players.Guardiola was speaking in defence of his squad after Saturday’s shock loss to Norwich City.”They gave me all the prestige I have in England, when the first season when it was Fraud Guardiola, Fraudiola,” he said.”This kind of game here in England – it’s not possible to play because you need to have tackles and you have to play like that – these players gave me the prestige that I have.”And now all around the world people say how good a manager I am – it’s for them, not for me.” last_img read more

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins Takes A Shot At The NCAA For Tournament Game Starting At 11 P.M.

first_imgBob Huggins at an NCAA Tournament press conference.Friday night’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game in Columbus between No. 6 Providence and No. 11 Dayton started at roughly 11 p.m. E.T. The game was scheduled to tip off at about 10 p.m. E.T., but due to the previous two games – West Virginia-Buffalo and Maryland-Valparaiso -at the site running long, the tip time between the Friars and the Flyers was delayed. Cleveland.com has a lengthier explanation on the situation. Saturday afternoon, Mountaineers’ coach Bob Huggins was asked about the late tip time. He gave a pretty sarcastic response. Bob Huggins, on playing tourney games til 1 am: “It’s all about the betterment of the student athlete….It just tickles me to death.”— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) March 21, 2015The game was played on a Friday night, so it’s not like the student-athletes had classes to wake up for the following morning – and, really, what college student goes to be before midnight, anyway? – but the NCAA clearly could have done a better job scheduling.last_img read more

Football The final drive that lifted Ohio State over Michigan and Curtis

OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) scores the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime of the Buckeyes’ 30-27 win over Michigan on Nov. 26. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes took down the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines on Saturday in an unprecedented finish that is often only present in dreams.Junior H-back Curtis Samuel took a handoff and ran to the left sideline where redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and redshirt senior center Pat Elflein paved the way for the game-winning touchdown in OSU’s 30-27 double-overtime victory. In Weber’s first game in the rivalry and Elflein’s fifth, the two created one of the most memorable plays in the history of the rivalry.“It’s ‘29 lead’ is the call, and Curtis scored,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said.After that moment, Meyer coiled over and was on the ground. He was helped up by members of the staff and, well, he really doesn’t know who.“I don’t know,” he said. “Curtis scored going to the left.”When asked what happened immediately after the game, it was like Meyer was stuck in a loop where he could only remember the play that saved his season.“Yeah, Curtis scored,” he said.For years to come, Meyer won’t be the only one to remember that play. All 110,045 people in attendance — an Ohio Stadium record — will remember that play, either in reminiscing or in self-pity. Samuel became a player cemented in college football history as well as the ongoing tradition of the Scarlet and Gray against the Maize and Blue on the last week in November.But it almost didn’t happen.OSU salvaged a disastrous offensive day by riding its two biggest playmakers in overtime. OSU began the first overtime with the ball and it took just an 18-yard gain from Samuel on the first play and a 7-yard gain from redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett on the next to put OSU in front for the first time since the second quarter.When OSU got the ball in the second overtime, the Buckeyes were trailing by a field goal. Again, only Barrett and Samuel would touch the ball.Barrett was sacked for 4 yards on 2nd-and-5 from the Michigan 20, OSU had a critical 3rd-and-9 in front of them. OSU kicker Tyler Durbin had missed two field goals already in the game, so confidence certainly wasn’t at an all-time high for the kicking game.Barrett threw a swing pass to Samuel, who was trapped in the backfield and was going to be tackled for a loss. A couple dozen moves later, Samuel zigged and zagged from the right side of the field to the left for an 8-yard gain to set up a 4th-and-1 from the Michigan 16.“I couldn’t even tell you how it happened,” Samuel said. “I got to go back and look at that one. I knew I had to make a play for my team and that just happened.”Samuel put the Buckeyes well inside the range of Durbin, but Meyer had confidence in his offense even when down by three with the game on the line. Now, Meyer is known for his gutsy play calling, but the decision to go for it on 4th-and-1 when all OSU needed was a field goal was worthy of a concussion protocol to make sure Meyer was mentally in check to make the call. For him, it came down to an old adage.“If you can’t get that far, you’re not a championship team,” Meyer said.Barrett barely reached the line to gain and the call stood after a replay review that Meyer said made his heart stop. Without Samuel running rampant across the field, the chance for a win would’ve never happened. On the next play, Samuel finished his improbable overtime with the game-winning score and Columbus was sent into a frenzy.Dubbed as the team’s No. 1 playmaker from the beginning of the season, Samuel didn’t put up astronomical stats, but showed up when the game mattered.“In crunch time and you need someone to make a play and your number is called and you make it, that’s a playmaker,” Elflein said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s throwing, blocking or running the ball, when it’s crunch time and you need someone to step up, that’s a playmaker.”As soon as Samuel broke the goal line, Elflein and redshirt junior guard Billy Price were the first to hug him and were soon joined by the team.“First off I got to say, I want to thank God. I gotta thank God,” Samuel said. “My team, we fought. It was a hard game … Without them, that wouldn’t have happened.”Well, it did happen, and neither Samuel nor anyone else will soon forget the first overtime game in the history of the rivalry. read more