Italian football selected to test video replays

first_imgROME (AP):The Italian football federation has announced it has been selected by the International Football Association Board to test video replays.Federation president, Carlo Tavecchio, said, “We were among the first supporters of using technology on the pitch and we believe we have everything required to offer our contribution to this important experiment.”Video will be restricted to referees ruling whether a goal has been scored, a penalty should be awarded, and a player should be sent off, or in cases of mistaken identity.Tests initially will be in private before moving to a live pilot phase with replay assistance by the 2017-18 season at the latest, the IFAB decided last month.The Italian federation said it was selected at a meeting in London last week.last_img read more

Schwarzenegger names 4 members to panel deciding minimum-wage hike

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Schwarzenegger, who vetoed two previous minimum wage increases, is asking the commission to increase the minimum wage earned by 1.4 million workers from $6.75 to $7.75 an hour. His effort could give him political cover if, as expected, he ends up vetoing bills passed this week by the Democrat-controlled state Assembly and Senate that include the $1 increase but also would require automatic cost-of-living increases in the wage each Jan. 1, starting in 2009. Labor and management literally lined up on different sides to present their arguments at Friday’s 75-minute hearing. They will debate the matter again at a July 5 commission hearing in Sacramento. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – A state commission hurriedly put together Friday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will take up to five months to decide whether to boost the state minimum wage and tie it to inflation. The politically charged decision could come just days before the Republican governor faces re-election in November. Schwarzenegger filled the dormant Industrial Welfare Commission with four Democrats on Friday before asking them to approve a $1-an-hour minimum wage increase without the annual cost-of-living adjustments pushed by Democratic lawmakers. Two of the four were originally appointed to the commission by former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis. last_img read more

Ba: Decision to swap Newcastle for Chelsea was ‘very easy’

first_imgDemba Ba has told Chelsea’s website the opportunity to join the club was too good for him to turn down.The Blues have formally completed Ba’s signing from Newcastle after activating a release clause in his Magpies contract.And Ba said: “When the club who won the Champions League wants you, the decision making is very easy.“This club is massive and that’s something that helped the decision a lot. It was not a hard one.“I remember the last game we [Newcastle] played [against Chelsea]. It was tough. They dominated the whole game against us and we lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.“When you see a team coming to Newcastle and winning 3-0 like they did last season, you know it will be hard to face teams like that.“Now I am on the other side I will be happy to do the same to the other teams.”The former West Ham striker added: “I am also happy to be back in London. It means everything to be here.”See also:Benitez prepared to leave out Torres following arrival of 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Preview: Chelsea aim to prolong five-year hold over Arsenal

first_imgDiego Costa scored the winner at the Emirates last seasonAfter being humbled at home by Liverpool last Friday night, Chelsea will hope to maintain their remarkable stranglehold over Arsenal this weekend – the Gunners’ last league win over the Blues was almost five years ago.Kick-off: 5.30pm, Saturday 24 September 2016Referee: Michael Oliver (Ashington, Northumberland)Five key battles: Including David Luiz v Alexis preview: Smart money is on draw – and a rare Arsenal goalVital statistic: Chelsea have not conceded a goal against Arsenal in the last seven Premier League meetings between the sides.Injuries and suspensionsARSENALRuled out: Per Mertesacker (knee), Danny Welbeck (knee), Carl Jenkinson (knee), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring).CHELSEARuled out: John Terry (foot), Kurt Zouma (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee). Possible starting line-upsArsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Kante; Willian, Matic, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Arsenal: W W W D L (10 points) • Home: W L W W W (12 points)Chelsea: L D W W W (10 points) • Away: D W D L W (8 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Arsenal – 3: Sanchez; 2: Cazorla, Walcott; 1: Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Xhaka.Chelsea – 5: Costa; 2: Hazard; 1: Batshuayi, Moses, Willian.LAST FIVE MEETINGS24 Jan 2016: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 119 Sep 2015: Chelsea 2 Arsenal 02 Aug 2015: Arsenal 1 Chelsea 026 Apr 2015: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 05 Oct 2014: Chelsea 2 Arsenal 0Arsenal 1 win, Chelsea 3 wins, 1 draw See also:Arsenal’s Giroud faces fitness test ahead of Chelsea clashWenger warns Arsenal ahead of Chelsea encounterChelsea skipper Terry to miss Arsenal gameThe smart money is on a draw and a rare Arsenal goal against ChelseaArsenal v Chelsea: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pumpkin field day

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This year’s Aug. 18 Pumpkin Field Day will offer growers valuable research updates regarding disease, insect and weed control as well as state-of-the-art demonstrations on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, for more efficient pest detection.Organized by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, the event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, in South Charleston.“The field day will feature some traditional stops, including an eight-treatment powdery mildew fungicide demonstration trial, a variety trial with 12 powdery mildew-resistant hybrids ranging from small to large fruit, and a downy mildew sentinel plot,” said Jim Jasinski, Ohio State University Extension educator and Integrated Pest Management program coordinator.Drone imageryOSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college. The Western Agricultural Research Station is part of a statewide network of research farms run by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.Attendees will also learn about new research on the use of multi-spectral imagery from cameras mounted on UAVs that can be flown over fields to help detect diseases such as powdery mildew and downy mildew on pumpkins and cucumbers, Jasinski said. This portion of the field day will include presentations from faculty in Ohio State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as a short demonstration of a drone surveying a field.State specialists will also be on hand to answer questions about disease, insect and weed control issues from farmers and crop consultants. In addition to pumpkins, the field day also addresses issues related to other important cucurbit crops such as cucumbers, squash, cantaloupe and watermelon.Pre-registration for the field day is required by Aug. 15. There is a $5 per person fee, payable at the event. Registration includes handouts and liquid refreshments. To preregister, send an email to Jasinski at [email protected] or leave a message on the research station’s voicemail at 937-462-8016.last_img read more

Brewing a new crop for Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As interest in the craft beer industry continues to rise across Ohio, agriculture expert and educator Brad Bergefurd will discuss the phenomenon and profitability of growing hops throughout the state, at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 from 8 – 9:30 a.m.  The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).The U.S. remains one of the largest beer producers in the world, brewing more than five billion gallons each year.Bergefurd will explain the history of Ohio hops production, and his thoughts on the potential demand and profitability for growing this unique crop.  He will discuss research conducted on hop cultivars, innovative production techniques, insect and disease control methods, harvesting, processing and marketing techniques.Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow.  The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.The AIF is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) in Bowling Green.  Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by contacting CIFT at  [email protected]last_img read more

This is a Computer

first_imgEveryone knows what a computer is. It’s. Well. You. Come on. Let’s see. OK. An iPad. That’s a computer. And. So, there’s laptops. You get the idea. Electricity! That’s it. Definitely. And plastic. But before electricity and before plastic humans still had the drive to create devices to help them think, to do some of the heavy lifting. It’s a very old impulse. So we rummaged around a bit and found a few of the tools without whose development, your most sophisticated tool for thinking would be your own fingers. Abacus200 B.C.E. An early counting machine, originally developed in Rome, it is still used, especially in Asia. Antikythera Mechanism150 B.C.E. A Greek mechanical calendar, it was probably used to calculate astronomical positions, holy days, or both. Astrolabe400 C.E. Another Greek calculator, this one was used to figure latitude and to anticipate star positions. Slide Rule17th century Developed in England, the slide rule primarily calculates multiplication and division of numbers. Castle Clock12th century Built in Iraq, this is a water-powered astronomical clock, programmable to change the length of the day based on the seasons. The Analytical Engine19th century The English mechanical precursor to the electronic computer, designed but not built until the 20th century. There are many more devices, ancient and modern, that led to the computers we use today. This is just one selection. Have your own favorites? Let us know in the comments. Abacus photo from Wikimedia Commons | Antikythera mechanism photo from Wikimedia Commons | slide rule photo by Gary Lauzon | water clock graphic from Muslim Heritage Related Posts curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Real World#web last_img read more

Fletcher believes Scotland will be ready for Israel

first_imgDarren Fletcher believes Scotland will be ready for their winner takes all clash against Israel.The Scottish national team host Israel at Hampden Park on Tuesday in their final group game of the UEFA Nations League knowing a victory could help secure a playoff place for Euro 2020.Alex McLeish’s side lost the reverse fixture 2-1 in Israel last month but Fletcher thinks the Scots will be ready to deliver a more confident performance after a comfortable 4-0 against Albania on Saturday.Speaking to Sky Sports about the Israel game, the former Scotland international:“It’s going to be difficult but I think the biggest thing is they’ve saved a lot of legs and conserved a lot of energy.”edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…“I don’t think it was a difficult game for Scotland physically so there’ll have lots of energy about them come Tuesday.”“The turnaround will be quite short but they’ll be ready for it.”“It’s a must win game and it gives a great chance to qualify. We knew the performance level in Israel wasn’t good enough.”“We allowed them too much possession and we allowed them to control the game. We weren’t aggressive enough but I think that was partly down to the formation.“This time it will be 4-3-3, it will be pace, it will be aggressive, there will be pressing and it will be up and at them. I think you’ll see a totally different Scotland performance.”last_img read more

Exploitation Miss Universe online voting not linked to Trumps pageant

first_img Related Items:donald trumph, doral, florida, miss universe Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos to be affected by closed sea ports in Florida Cruise Ship suspected of Norovirus due to dock in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 21 Jan 2015 – Major Beauty Pageants online is exploiting contestants of the Miss Universe Pageant and their fans around the world. Promising to name the contestant with the most votes, Miss Photogenic. Magnetic Media has been bombarded with requests to promote the voting as TCI fans of Shanice Williams believe the voting is linked to the Miss Universe Pageant owned by mogul, Donald Trump. Well it is not. And right on the website, in fine print it says so… this means the ladies representing their nations in Doral, Florida for the past two weeks and their images are being used for the website to make money off of the enormous popularity and huge traffic flow they will get and have gotten as unsuspecting family and friends visit the site as often as 15 times a day to vote for their favorite girl. Shanice is doing well, over 40,000 have voted for our Grand Turk beauty… but again, there is no prize for Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Shanice Williams at the Miss Universe Pageant as a result of this voting. The Miss Universe Pageant will be carried live on NBC this coming Sunday at 8pm. No bond for alleged terrorist of Bahamian descent Recommended for youlast_img read more

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about mandated vaccines

first_img KUSI Newsroom,— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 18, 2019 Posted: July 22, 2019 Updated: 11:33 AM 1/3This is the PEOPLE’S HOUSE!Thank YOU for ALL your Direct Messages & Photos & emails exposing the shenanigans and corruption in the Cal State Legislature in Sacramento.I will be vetting them & releasing them starting with Members on the Appropriations Committee.#NoOnSB276— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019 2/3By early next week we will have a web site dedicated to collecting and receiving ANONYMOUS tips and SUBMISSIONS EXPOSING GOVERNMENT MALFEASANCE of our state Legislators.Sunshine is the best disinfectant. We want an open and transparent GOV for the PEOPLECAL VOTERS DON’T PLAY— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019 Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about ‘mandated vaccines’ KUSI Newsroom center_img In a California State Assembly hearing on SB 276, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insulted and humiliated members of the public who were in attendance to voice their concern on the immunization bill.Actor Rob Schneider then called out Lorena for this behavior on Twitter writing, “How do the good people of San Diego vote for this DESPICABLE & RUDE “Servant of the People?” Please CALL CAL Assemblywoman ⁦@LorenaSGonzalez⁩ & remind her this is not the SOVIET UNION & YOU ARE NOT THE CZAR OF CALI! 619-338-8090 or tel:(916)319-2080″ with the above video.Gonzalez is a supporter of SB 276, the bill would instead require the State Department of Public Health, by January 1, 2021, to develop and make available for use by licensed physicians and surgeons an electronic, standardized, statewide medical exemption request that would be transmitted using the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), and which, commencing January 1, 2021, would be the only documentation of a medical exemption that a governing authority may accept.Schneider continues to tweet out his complaints with the California “Super Majority” and what they are able to.Schneider has dozens of tweets criticizing Assemblywoman Gonzalez and her husband, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. You can look through them here: Thank YOU, KUSI for calling a BULLY a BULLY! SomeONE in the MEDIA GETS IT!Please add that she is a paid Pharma Shill and Baffoon! “Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez insults and humiliates Californians concerned about ‘mandated vaccines’ “— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 23, 2019 3/3The State of California Cannot Practice Medicine! The absurd idea that some bureaucrat in Sacramento is going to make what could be a LIFE OR DEATH decision over the health of a child THEY’VE NEVER MET WITH ZERO LIABILITY is nothing short of MEDICAL TOTALITARIANISM#NoOnSB276— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 19, 2019The full  26-minute video of the Assembly Appropriations Hearing on SB 276 is below. Hey⁦@LorenaSGonzalez⁩ ur not ur usual combative deflecting self. Can’t you just accuse @KUSInews of being Anti-Vaxxer,orAnti-Woman,Anti-LatinA? Or maybe they are just a news org that is calling you out on ur Despicable UnAmerican Authoritarianism.— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 23, 2019 July 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Lorena Gonzalez FacebookTwitterlast_img read more