Liverpool splutter without Salah in Everton stalemate

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool missed impressive Egypt winger Mohamed Salah in a goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park© AFP Lindsey PARNABYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 7 – Liverpool were rendered impotent without Mohamed Salah as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton in Saturday’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.Egypt winger Salah, the key figure in Liverpool’s impressive campaign, was left out due to a minor groin injury as Jurgen Klopp tried to give his main man a chance to be fit for their decisive Champions League clash against Manchester City on Tuesday. Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke looked rusty as they were given rare starts, with the latter failing to take either of two early chances.Roberto Firmino appeared as a late substitute in an attempt to find a winner, but third placed Liverpool had to settle for a point.They did, though, extend their unbeaten run in Merseyside derbies to 17 matches, as Seamus Coleman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both failed to take late Everton chances.Klopp had a big decision to make regarding his team selection, with Liverpool three days away from the second leg of their quarter-final against City following Wednesday’s 3-0 victoryThe fact that he made five changes showed where his priorities lie at the moment.Ings was starting a league match for the first time since Klopp took charge two-and-a-half years ago, having fought back from two cruciate knee ligament injuries, while Solanke was making only his fourth league start for the club.In addition, Nathaniel Clyne began a match for the first time in 11 months after recovering from a serious back problem, while central defender Ragnar Klavan was pressed into service at left-back, having played just 11 minutes since New Year’s Day.Inevitably, given those changes, Liverpool did not click as they usually do.Solanke lacked the kind of sharpness that Salah and Firmino have made second nature.– Lack of spark –Presented with two good chances in the first 16 minutes, he took neither.First he glanced wide from James Milner’s angled delivery, and then, when Coleman made a mess of clearing Clyne’s cross on the run, the striker could only steer his first-time shot straight at Jordan Pickford.Pickford looks increasingly likely to be England’s goalkeeper at the World Cup later this year, having grown in confidence as the season has gone on.His shot-stopping has rarely been in question, and he produced a fine flying save late in the half to turn away a shot from Milner, who had cut in from the left.Liverpool enjoyed the bulk of possession despite their disjointed look, which was partly down to Everton’s lack of adventure.Sam Allardyce had written in his programme notes about derbies being occasions to be inspired by, but his team lacked spark until the final 10 minutes and gave away the ball too often.Even though Everton did enjoy bursts of pressure, Cenk Tosun was a frustrated figure up front for the most part.Yet Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius still needed to be alert, making perhaps the save of the first half when he tipped away Yannick Bolasie’s 25-yard curler, bound for the top corner.The home side might even have won the match at the end, as the Turkey forward headed Theo Walcott’s cross towards the far post, where Coleman just failed to turn the ball in.Calvert-Lewin then steered over with only Karius to beat.Liverpool were prepared to show aggression, with Ings involved in a confrontation with Coleman that needed the intervention of referee Michael Oliver and both captains to sort out.It got the crowd going, but they would not have a goal to cheer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Flying High | The Sports Stars

first_imgFor far too long, India has looked to its cricketers alone for sporting glory. But the past few years have seen a fresh stream of sports stars from diverse disciplines, thanks to the establishment of domestic leagues such as Pro Wrestling and Pro Kabaddi, and live coverage of international events,For far too long, India has looked to its cricketers alone for sporting glory. But the past few years have seen a fresh stream of sports stars from diverse disciplines, thanks to the establishment of domestic leagues such as Pro Wrestling and Pro Kabaddi, and live coverage of international events like the Asian Games and the badminton Super Series, to name a few.The men and women, and in one case a boy-16-year-old shooting sensation Saurabh Chaudhary-profiled here all possess a spirit that has seen them overcome tremendous odds to succeed in their chosen sport. The uplifting stories are not restricted to just athletes who shone on the big stage. Behind every champion are also devoted coaches, or people passionate about their product, like Kashmir willow batmaker Rifat Masoodi. These people are proof that India’s villages and small towns are a powerhouse of talent, the engine that ensures that the country punches above its weight as a sporting power.last_img read more

Illegal sand mining SC issues notices to Centre CBI 5 states

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre, CBI and five states on a plea which sought prosecution of entities involved in illegal sand mining. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde issued notices to the Centre, the Central Bureau of Investigation, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh on a plea which claimed that rampant illegal mining in the states was causing environmental degradation. During the arguments, advocate Prashant Bhushan and Pranav Sachdeva, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that sand mining was going on in the states without the requisite environment clearance. The plea also sought a direction from the apex court to the CBI to “register and investigate sand mining scams” mentioned in the petition.last_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of July 28 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of July 28, 2019:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Morris “Moe” Anderson, 68Paul L. D’Eon, 83Francis J. Zizis, 94Previously Lived In Wilmington:Helen C. (Cotter) Domigan Adams, 85Nancy Noble Cook, 89Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Rivian will offer its R1T and R1S with an electrochromic glass roof

first_img Comments 1:16 Auto Tech Electric Cars Trucks SUVs 2020 McLaren 720S Spider review: Treat yo self Hi Steven! We will offer multiple roof styles including electrochromic glass (which turns from opaque to transparent on demand), a fixed glass panel, a two-piece removable composite roof and a standard fixed roof.— Rivian (@Rivian) August 13, 2019 Rivian R1S concept puts electricity into an SUV The Rivian R1T might be the electric pickup truck of tomorrow Tags Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshowcenter_img 2019 McLaren 600LT: Balanced and bonkers 2019 Acura NSX review: Hitting its stride 2 Jeep Enlarge ImageThe R1T and R1S models that Rivian showed at the LA Auto Show featured glass roofs, but an electrochromic version would be even cooler. Rivian Electrochromic glass — glass that can change its level of tint based on the amount of electric current running through it — has been around for a while, but it hasn’t gotten too much play in the automotive space, beyond Mercedes-Benz using it for the “Magic Sky Control” roof on some of its vehicles, and McLaren offering it as an option in the McLaren 720S.Well, now another car company is jumping on electrochromic glass for its vehicles and that company is Rivian, according to the company’s announcement via Twitter on Tuesday. In addition to the electrochromic option, Rivian plans to offer a standard roof, a fixed glass roof and a two-piece removable composite roof — we’d expect this to work like the removable roof panels on the Jeep Wrangler. Share your voice Rivian said that it plans to offer these options on both its R1T truck and R1S SUV models, though there’s no telling how much they’d cost or which version would be standard equipment. The vehicles that Rivian has been displaying to the public were both equipped with the fixed glass roof option, which we liked.While we’re still not totally sure when we’ll see a production version of either Rivian model, we’re betting that it’ll be sooner rather than later, thanks to massive investments from the likes of Ford and Amazon.Rivian didn’t immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment. 22 Photoslast_img read more

Harris County Begins Work on Flood Control Project Near Addicks and Barker

first_img Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:47 Marissa CummingsA neighborhood road near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs is seen flooded after Hurricane Harvey.Construction begins Monday on a $13.3 million flood control project near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. Crews will be improving creeks that flow into the reservoirs near West Houston neighborhoods that flooded after Hurricane Harvey.Even before the storm, sediment had been piling up in the creeks, slowing down water flows and reducing the amount of water the creeks can hold. Harvey made the problem worse.Now, the Harris County Flood Control District will be removing that buildup from Horsepen Creek to start, and later from other channels. The project also includes repairs to banks that were severely eroded by Harvey and the 2016 Tax Day flood.The district’s Precinct 3 Coordinator Matt Lopez said the project is part of a broader effort to study whether sediment removal actually makes a difference in improving water flows.“Is the benefit overriding the cost? If it’s not cost worthy, and there’s no benefit to drainage, then we’ll have to look at something else,” he explained.Lopez said the creek improvements aren’t guaranteed to better protect nearby homes against another Harvey-sized storm. But, he said, the district hopes the work will help with more localized flooding. Listenlast_img read more

48magnitude quake strikes Bengal

first_imgKolkata: iaAn earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck West Bengal’s Bankura district on Sunday, authorities said. According to Regional Meteorological Centre Kolkata, the earthquake occurred at 10.39 a.m. at a depth of 10 kilometres in Bankura region. Tremors were felt in Purulia, Jhargram and other adjoining areas.last_img

Robert Scoble Tech Treps Should Be Crazy Passionate

first_imgJune 14, 2012 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Entrepreneur: What does an aspiring tech entrepreneur need to be successful?Scoble: Be passionate about your idea to the point of craziness. Unless you’re so passionate about your idea that you’re going to keep doing it until you die, you’re probably not going to develop to full potential.If you talk to venture capitalists, they look for a few things. One, does the entrepreneur have a team behind him or her that can deliver on the business plan? Adoption is another big thing. Is anyone using the product?For me, a tech startup needs to be in an interesting area, what I call “battlefields.” If you show me a Windows XP app, I don’t care if it’s the coolest thing you ever thought of. If you show me the app on an iPad, I’ll probably be more interested. The iPad is the future.Related: Mark Cuban: Outwork and Outlearn Your CompetitionEntrepreneur: What’s the future of social media and tech?Scoble: I think we’re at the beginning of a shift, moving from the conversation age to a more contextual age. Google Glasses, which we’re starting to see prototypes of, informs us what this contextual age means. If I’m walking down the street, they should be able to show me information that I need to know while walking. Not a movie, because I need to walk and navigate. If I start driving a car . . . they should show information about accidents or speed limits. It’s all about context.Entrepreneur: What inspires you professionally?Scoble: I love meeting people who see the world in a new way. Sitting down with Tony Hsieh at Zappos and understanding what customer service is all about. Or with Sergey Brin to find out that he’s working on these glasses and self-driving cars, getting a glimpse at how the world might shift because of what he’s doing at Google.Entrepreneur: How do you stay on top of your game?Scoble: I’m a social media fanatic. At my desk, I have three big screens in front of me on which I watch Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Gmail, Quora, Techmeme, Salesforce Chatter so I know what my co-workers are talking about — you name it. I sit there and it’s like the world comes to me.Related: Guy Kawasaki: No ‘Secret Sauce’ for Tech Success min read Robert Scoble’s finger is on the pulse of technology. He not only blogs about tech and publicly speaks about it, he follows almost 33,000 people and organizations on Twitter. He’s passionate about social media and emerging technologies — and the entrepreneurs behind them — to the point of obsession.After serving as a technical evangelist at Microsoft in the early 2000s and later as a vice president of a video podcasting network called PodTech, the popular tech blogger works as a managing director of Rackspace, a cloud-based website hosting company in San Antonio, Texas. We sat down with Scoble to chat about tech startups and the trends that are guiding the industry.What follows is an edited version of our exchange: Register Now »last_img read more

Mozilla introduces new Firefox Test Pilot experiments Price Wise and Email tabs

first_imgTest Pilot is an important part of Mozilla Firefox, and allows Mozilla to test out new features and tools that aim to improve the experience of Firefox users. Yesterday, the organization launched two new Test Pilot projects: Price Wise and Email Tabs. Price Wise allows users to track the price of items online, while Email Tabs makes it easier for people to share links via email. How Price Wise worksEssentially, Price Wise is a price-tracking tool. It allows users to add certain products to a watch list; Price Wise will send notifications when there are changes in price. The extension only works for eBay, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and Home Depot, but there are apparently plans to extend its usage to other retailers and eCommerce sites. As holiday season is approaching, it makes sense for Mozilla to push it out to users. You can try it out here. How Email Tabs works Email Tabs is a tool which helps users to send links via email. Typically, you’d need to copy and paste links into your email, but with Email Tabs, you can share from a whole list of tabs. But that’s not all. Users can also choose how the content should be presented in the email. So, it could be a simple link, a screenshot, or even the full text. At the moment this only works with Gmail, but like Price Wise, Mozilla is looking to extend the roll out. You can try Email Tabs here. Both experiments are available for anybody who is signed up to the Test Pilot program. Mozilla previews Send, Color and Side View Mozilla also previewed other experiments that are due for release this year. Send allows you to encrypt and share large files up to 1GB, Color, allows users to customize the look of Firefox, while Side View makes comparison shopping easier, as one can look at two products without having to switch back and forth between two separate web pages. To learn more, visit the Firefox website of Firefox. Read Next Mozilla shares how AV1, the new the open source royalty-free video codec, works Mozilla announces WebRender, the experimental renderer for Servo, is now in beta Mozilla funds winners of the 2018 Creative Media Awards for highlighting unintended consequences of AI in societylast_img read more