Coyle convinced Blackburn have turned corner

first_imgBlackburn manager Owen Coyle believes his team’s display in their 1-1 draw at QPR showed they have turned a corner.Rovers remain bottom of the Championship table and without a league win this season.But Sam Gallagher’s header earned them a deserved point after Tjaronn Chery’s free-kick put Rangers ahead, and Coyle is convinced they are improving.“There’s no doubt about that,” Coyle said. “Our first two games of the season were very poor but from there we have progressively got better with each game.“Last week we were terrific against Fulham and we knew that with each game we were getting better.“We’ve brought a number of players in and the more you work together the more you see what type of team you’re going to be.“QPR are a good side but we’re disappointed to be leaving with a point because I felt we deserved to win.“The players showed real character and real spirit, which is required when things are going against you.“Regardless of how the game went, if we continue to perform consistently like that we will win games and will move up the table.“It’s not about a knee-jerk reaction after four or five games. It’s about 46 games and there’s work to be done.”See also:QPR v Blackburn – as it happenedChery’s sublime strike not enough for QPRHasselbaink insists QPR deserved moreQPR boss explains Polter substitutionQPR v Blackburn player ratingsQPR fans on Twitter praise ShodipoFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Microsoft May Face Big Fines in EU “Browser Choice” Case

first_imgmarkhachman Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#Microsoft Microsoft may be fined as early as January 2013 by the European Union for its failure to obey an earlier agreement to offer users a “browser choice” in Windows 7.The EU antitrust regulators are close to a decision that would be one of the first issued in 2013, EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia told reporters in a press conference today, as reported by Bloomberg. EU representatives were unavailable to provide further comment, and Microsoft declined to comment.In 2009, Microsoft agreed to include a randomized list of browser alternatives that users could install and set as the default, superseding Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer browser, if they so chose. The settlement agreement was good for five years, and covered versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 that were sold within the European Union.The settlement agreement was originally crafted as a result of a 2009 “statement of objections,” legal concerns that Microsoft had violated what was then known as Article 82 of the EC Treaty, “abusing its dominant position in the market for client PC operating systems through the tying of Internet Explorer to Windows,” in the EU’s words.That conclusion was markedly different than Microsoft’s own saga with the U.S. Department of Justice, a years-long spat that began with the government accusing Microsoft of illegally tying Internet Explorer to Windows, led to a proposed breakup of the company, and finally to a settlement that ensured Microsoft would merely allow open access to its APIs through 2007.Oops, We Did It AgainIn July 2012, Microsoft admitted that it had somehow neglected to include the “browser choice” within Windows 7 Service Pack 1. “While we have taken immediate steps to remedy this problem, we deeply regret that this error occurred and we apologize for it,” the company said in a statement. Microsoft said at the time that it had begun distributing the browser choice screen, which listed a dozen alternatives to Internet Explorer, the next day. It also offered to extend the so-called BCS screen by an additional 15 months. Finally, Microsoft said it had hired outside counsel to determine how the potential error occurred. Microsoft again apologized in October, and said it would make changes in how browser choice was implemented in Windows 8.In October of this year, the EU sent Microsoft another statement of objections, this time in response to Microsoft’s July admission. It’s that statement of objections that could prompt fines – or at least an amended settlement.With potential fines ranging as high as 15% Microsoft’s annual sales for the EU region, it’s clear that Microsoft would much prefer the inconsequential result of offering the browser choice screen for a prolonged period of time. At this point, it matters less to the company how users view the Internet, just that they use Microsoft’s Bing search engine and view ads that Microsoft sells. The only real advantage of customers using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is that it makes it easier to pushing them toward the company’s own search engine and ecosystem of services.EU: Tech WatchdogAlmunia also told reporters this week that the he expects Google to provide a “voluntary” Article 9 settlement under which the company would change its business practices, apparently to avoid steering users who search for a particular topic to its own services. The FTC is also reportedly near a similar settlement, but Politico reported that the EU’s decision to require Google to change its behavior would have a more powerful, longer-term impact on Google’s behavior.With the EU’s actions against Microsoft and Google, plus swift action in patent cases including Google’s Motorola unit, Samsung and Apple, the EU appears to be becoming the gateway for corporate behavior. Even if U.S. regulators allow companies like Microsoft to skate past their responsibilities, the EU has begun to step in and crack down.“This accentuates the lead role Europe has in setting standards for dominant firm behavior,” former FTC Chairman William Kovacic, immediate predecessor to current FTC chief Jon Leibowitz told Politico. “If the FTC does nothing more than say ‘Just tell us you’ll be good’ and the Europeans impose limitations as to how Google deploys their search product, it reinforces that Europe is the place to go to complain about dominant corporate behavior and get results.”last_img read more

Now, an institute for aspiring politicians

first_imgGood news for aspiring politicians. They will soon have an institute in Ghaziabad to learn the nuances of the profession, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Wednesday.The decision to establish a sprawling political training institute at a cost of ₹198 crore was taken on Wednesday at the State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.“The Cabinet has approved establishment of a political training institute in Ghaziabad at a cost of ₹198 crore. It has also made a provision of ₹50 crore for the first phase of the institute to be set up on 60 bighas of land,” Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna told reporters.”This will be a first-of-its-kind institute in the country,” he added.A to Z training The courses are being designed for the institute and will impart A to Z training to those planning entry into politics and also to the elected representatives, the Minister said.The institute will also offer lectures by prominent political personalities, including ambassadors, heads of states and other experts.The location of the institute has been selected in the National Capital Region so that those coming to Delhi can easily plan a visit there, the Minister said.The institute will be run by the Urban Development Department of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Khanna said, adding that discussions are on with various national universities for its recognition so that its degrees have value and weight.The institute will become operational in the next two years, he said, adding that a committee has already been formed to decide its curriculum.last_img read more

Fajardo: San Miguel can’t start flat again

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conflict of schedule reason for nat’l team departure, says Daquis 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may have won handily in Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, 102-88, on Friday, but June Mar Fajardo remains wary against a motivated TNT side ahead of Game 3.“We didn’t expect this. But TNT is a strong team so we have to focus on our game plan for the next game,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though San Miguel equalized the best-of-seven series to one game apiece, Fajardo noted that there are areas of concern for the team.The biggest fault in the Beermen’s game was their lackadaisical start, where they fell to an early 17-0 hole before Arwind Santos came off the bench and spurred the rally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That’s one thing. We can’t start flat in the first quarter. If we could go hard, we should go hard immediately. We’re just lucky we still got the win,” he said.Fajardo, though, commended San Miguel’s defense after that forgettable six minute-stretch to open hostilities. What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Locking down on defense after that sluggish start, the Beermen reversed the roles in the second frame, holding the KaTropa scoreless for seven minutes as they grabbed the lead and never looked back.“We had a better defense and it’s credit to my teammates,” he said. “They saw that I’m having a hard time defending TNT’s import and they helped me. Our coaching staff had a good adjustment, and kuya JayR (Reyes) and kuya Yancy (de Ocampo) taught me on how to defend the import better.”After two games, Fajardo knows the series is bound to be a chess match and San Miguel is expected to also make adjustments to be in a better position to snag the all-important Game 3 on Sunday.“We were able to adjust from what they did in Game 1, so we expect them to do the same for the next game. We’ll see what we can do more for Game 3,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann of AAP

first_imgSangrur MP Bhagwant Mann of AAP. Photo by Rajwant Rawat.Bhagwant Mann, 41Constituency: SangrurDefeated: Shiromani Akali Dal veteran and former union minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa by 2,11,721 votes.He joined Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption with 400 other young men sporting basanti pagris (yellow turbans) in 2011. “We went there to mark Bhagat Singh’s attendance,” says forty-one-year-old Bhagwant Mann who has just completed a seamless transition from being Punjab’s most loved comedian and satirist to becoming the new kid on the block who recorded a slam-dunk victory over one the Shiromani Akali Dal’s tallest stalwarts S.S. Dhindsa in Sangrur.Mann, who made his political debut as a nominee of Manpreet Badal’s Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP) against former Congress CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal from Lehra (Sangrur) in February 2012, chose to go with Aam Aadmi Party in Lok Sabha 2014.This after Manpreet tied up with the Congress and subsequently even contested the Bathinda seat against Harsimrat Badal on a Congress ticket. “Bhagat Singh opposed the Congress so how can his followers join them in an election,” Mann says not in the least trying to mask his aversion for the path his former mentor chose.Employing his full repertoire – his ever-ready repartee, incredulous wit and decidedly deft turn of vernacular phrase, the comedian, a household name and face in Punjab, captured the collective imagination of Sangrur’s electorate.Using the invariable presence of young people at his poll rallies he would routinely crack a joke or two but always end on a serious note that struck many raw nerves: “Why are there so many young people here.. do they expect that I will give them tickets to contest the coming assembly elections? They are here because they don’t have jobs,” Mann would say. And the youth. They loved him.advertisementAnd they loved it even more when he took on the Badals – chief minister Parkash Singh and his son Sukhbir. Village women at his nukkad sabhas were in fits when he suggested that they “scrub hard” to erase the CM’s image from the utensils being distributed by the SAD-BJP government at a pre-poll freebie. “Comedy is very serious business because it is much easier to make people weep than get them to smile or laugh,” Mann says happily elaborating on the “boundless capacity of politicians to bring tears to people through price rise, unemployment, pollution, corruption.” And now that he will be in Parliament, all of us can expect a good measure of cheer around the Lok Sabha sessions.last_img read more

I-League: Pedro hat-trick helps Chennai City FC thrash Indian Arrows in season opener

first_imgSpanish striker Pedro Manzi struck a hat-trick to help Chennai City FC outplay Indian Arrows 4-1 in the opening match of the 12th I-League in Coimbatore on Friday.Pedro scored in the 31st, 49th and 64th minutes while Romario Jesuraj got the other goal for Chennai in the 76th minute.For the Indian Arrows, captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam scored the lone goal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium.Chennai’s Singaporean coach Akbar Nawas opted to go with Pedro as the sole striker with wingers Nestor from Spain and Romario Jesuraj assisting him.Another Spaniard, Sandro operated in the middle of the attack. Gaurav Bora was in the defensive midfield role just ahead of a three-man back line.Hat-trick hero Manzi can’t hold his emotions after the stupendous victory over Indian Arrows in the season opener.#CCFCARW #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) October 26, 2018Floyd Pinto, the Arrows coach, put Rahul KP ahead with Rahim Ali in a roving role and Amarjeet Kiyam and Stalin holding the fort in the centre of midfield with Jeakson Singh behind them. Prabhsukhan Gill, at the goal, was supported by a four-man defence.The Arrows could not have asked for a better start as captain Amarjit struck in the second minute. Rahul KP, who had a fantastic first half, ran down the right flank and his cross across goal saw the Chennai keeper Kabir only manage to parry the ball in the path of an onrushing Amarjit, who slotted home calmly.The early goal was a definite wake-up call for the hosts as they sprung into action, in particular, the combination of Nestor and Pedro. The first glimpse of things to come was evident in the fourth minute, when a 1-2 between the two found Manzi in the clear inside the box but he failed to score the equaliser.advertisementChennai had two clear chances in the rest of the first half which they clearly dominated. First, Nestor missed a sitter in the 18th minute as Jesuraj’s cross from the right found him with a free header and an open goal six yards away. He lobbed the header over the bar.Then in the 46th minute, from Sandro’s lob inside the box, Pedro had to just lob an onrushing Prabhsukan Gill in the Arrows goal, but his effort ricocheted off the bar.In between, Pedro struck from the first time in the 31stminute to get Chennai back to level terms. Nestor left Narender for dead in the right side of the Arrows defence and cut in to unleash a wonderful through ball inside the box. Pedro turned Gill with his first touch and then slammed home with his second, from a narrow-angle in the end.The Arrows again had a chance to score early in the second half but Rahim Ali muffed a chance from inside the box.In the 49th minute, Pedro put Chennai ahead controlling a lob with his head and then shrugging off both Narender and Ashish Rai with sheer power, before unleashing a right footer to beat a diving Gill.The Uruguay-born Spaniard then completed a deserving hat-trick in the 64th minute, when Chennai were awarded a penalty as the ball found a falling Ashish Rai’s trailing hand inside the box, from yet another Nestor initiated move.Then Jesuraj, whose tireless runs and crosses from the right were a striking feature of the entire game, found the net from close in the 76th minute off a Sandro cross from the left, effectively killing the game.last_img read more

Nagelsmann warns Bayern over Wagner transfer

first_imgTransfers ‘We do not have to sell’ – Nagelsmann warns Bayern Munich over Wagner transfer Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:18 11/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sandro Wagner TSG Hoffenheim Getty Transfers Bayern München Hoffenheim Bundesliga The 29-year-old striker wants to return home to Munich, and the Bavarian side have begun negotiations over a move Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has fired a warning to Bayern Munich over striker Sandro Wagner, saying his club do not have to sell.On Friday, Bayern Munich confirmed they have begun talks with Hoffenheim over a move for Wagner.Hertha Berlin 2/1 to beat M’gladbach Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Earlier in the week Nagelsmann said the Germany international striker desires a move to Munich, his childhood club.But Nagelsmann has insisted that a move to Bayern isn’t a foregone conclusion for the striker. “We are open for negotiations but it will depend on the transfer fee,” Nagelsmann told Sky.”We do not have to improve our negotiating position, we’re not under pressure and do not have to sell.”The 29-year-old came up through Bayern’s youth academy but failed to secure a first-team position before moving on in a career that has seen stops at several different German clubs. With Bayern in the market for a second striker to help support Robert Lewandowski, the club have begun negotiations for the Hoffenheim forward. ‘We have met with (Hoffenheim sporting director) Alexander Rosenand [and] talked about a transfer,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky.”Of course it will depend on the transfer fee. We are relaxed and don’t have too much pressure.”Wagner has scored six goals in 16 appearances in all competitions for Hoffenheim this season.last_img read more

HC seeks order copy transferring Karti case to special court

first_imgChennai: The Madras High Court has directed the prosecution to produce a copy of a lower court order transferring the cases against Karti Chidambaram to a special court designated to deal with cases involving MPs and MLAs. Justice PD Audikesavalu gave the directive on Monday while hearing a petition against the transfer to the special court the criminal prosecution initiated by I-T Department against Karti and his wife Srinidhi pending before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Egmore. The judge then posted the matter after a week. When the matter came up, a counter affidavit was filed by the Registrar General of the high court, justifying the transfer of cases. The Registrar General, in the counter, said, the transfer of cases were made according to the orders of Supreme Court on September 12, 2018 and the offences alleged to have been committed by the petitioners are classified under section 279 A of Income Tax Act.” He said the penal provision for which the petitioners were charged provides for an imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend up to seven years with fine. The counter further said the EOW court in the cadre of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate does not have exclusive jurisdiction to try cases relating to violations of Income Tax Act. It said the impugned transfer of the case to special Court in deference to the directions issued by the Supreme Court does not suffer from any legal infirmity as contended by the petitioners. Senior counsel ARL Sunderesan, appearing for Karthi, submitted they were served with the copy of the circular of Registrar General only but not with the copy of the order passed by the magistrate concerned transferring the cases to the special court. “If the copy of the order of magistrate is served only then we will come to know whether the transfer was made on the basis of high court circular or as per the Supreme Court order,” Sunderesan said.last_img read more

Massive result for us Solskjaer

first_imgUnder Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has not lost a single game in any of the English competitions they are playing.When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was elected caretaker for Manchester United, he lifted the team’s spirits and hasn’t lost in any of the English competitions they are playing.But their only loss was a very costly one, as they were defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.But now, the Red Devils bounced back as they defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Fifth Round.“We had criticism after the PSG game and everyone did what we asked tonight,” said United’s interim manager to the BBC.“The performance tonight was fantastic, our tactics worked.”“We asked our midfielders to press higher and get into the box and it worked. The defending in the second half was fantastic,” he commented.“Chelsea are a good team, they have their way of playing but Juan Mata did a fantastic job on Jorginho and we were absolutely perfect defensively. We kept a clean sheet.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It is a massive result,” he concluded.United have now qualified to the FA Cup Quarterfinals where they will take on fellow English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers between March 15 and March 17.Meanwhile, in the EPL table they are sitting in the fourth position with 51 points, thanks to 15 matches won, six drawn and five losses.Before playing leg two of the UCL series against PSG, Manchester will host Liverpool on Sunday, then visit Crystal Palace in one week, before taking on Southampton on the beginning of March.Ole pays tribute to the #MUFC fans and reflects on the tactics behind an excellent victory…— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019last_img read more

First Team Match SAINTS TV

first_imgSaints trailed 16-30, but came roaring back as Coote completed his hat-trick and Tommy Makinson brought Saints back to within four points before substitute James Bentley won it in the dying seconds in dramatic fashion with Coote kicking the crucial two.You can watch all the tries in the highlights below.Next up for Saints is a trip to Anfield to face Castleford Tigers at the Dacia Magic Weekend on Sunday 26th May with a 6pm kick off. For a limited time only 2019 Members have a further opportunity to take advantage of their exclusive 50% discount on their Dacia Magic Weekend Ticket with the Flash discount running until 5pm on Sunday 19 May.last_img