2 On that day, England had to come from behind twice with goals from David Beckham and Steven Gerrard saving them from humiliation, while another high-profile error from David Seaman marked his final appearance for the national team and Alan Smith was sent-off in stoppage time.England played at Leeds’ Elland Road in a pre-World Cup friendly against Costa Rica last summer and took on Switzerland at the King Power Stadium in Leicester after the tournament. REPLY ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo will be played at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium.The Football Association announced in March the Three Lions’ third home qualifier would be played away from Wembley.The match, which takes place on September 10, will be the second time St Mary’s has hosted a senior men’s fixture, following the 2-2 Euro 2004 qualifying draw with Macedonia in 2002. no dice BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gareth Southgate’s men will face Bulgaria at Wembley on September 7 in their first match after June’s inaugural Nations League finals.England kicked off their Euro 2020 qualification campaign with a 5-0 home win against the Czech Republic, before overcoming Montenegro 5-1. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England will play Kosovo in Southampton Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 huge blow shining Gerrard struck against Macedonia in 2002
27 November 2012 Two South African sparkling wines, Pongracz Rose Brut and Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rose, made it onto the top 10 “Best Sparkling Wines in the World” list at the 2012 Effervescents du Monde competition held in Dijon, France earlier this month. Effervescents du Monde is a competition where over 100 judges select the best sparkling wines from 660 entries coming from 25 countries around the world. The Top 10 2012 actually includes 19 wines as “some wines are rigorously equal” and could not be excluded from the list, Effervescents du Monde said in a statement. The winners were announced at the event hosted from 14 to 16 November. The competition’s ambition is to “award reliable and representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Effervescents du Monde: diversity, quality and high standards”. “In 2012, Spain, Italy and Switzerland obtained many medals. These three countries [were] very closely followed by Brazil, Chile, South Africa and Portugal,” competition organisers said. The competition is in its 10th year, and aims to highlight the efforts made by sparkling wine producers and encourage scientific research and knowledge about these wines. It was certified by the French consumer protection agency and the European Union in 2003. “To be amongst this illustrious line-up of the best sparkling wines in the world in the land of Champagne, is a wonderful recognition for our Pongracz team and we are particularly proud of the recognition for our Rose,” said winemaker Elunda Basson. “The 2012 edition has been a success, with growth in participation showing that there is increasing interest in international, quality-based competitions,” Effervescents du Monde said. SAinfo reporter
Currently, there are over 110 million books from over 13,000 sellers available on the site. Besides AbeBooks, the company also runs the book search aggregation site BookFinder and provides a sales and inventory management through Fillz.com.AbeBooks also has a very active user community. Judging from the email AbeBooks send out to its sellers, it would seem that nothing much is going to change on the site for now and that the management team at AbeBooks is also going to remain in place. frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Amazon today announced that it will acquire AbeBooks, the online marketplace for used and rare books. Given the breadth of Amazon’s product line, it is sometimes easy to forget that, at its core, Amazon is still a book seller, even if its product line now ranges from hosted Web 2.0 services to bulk groceries. AbeBooks, which was formerly known as the Adcanved Book Exchange, launched in Canada and the US in 1996 and has since expanded to Germany, Italy, France, the UK, and Spain. AbeBooks will continue to operate under its own name.In many ways, buying AbeBooks is almost the antithesis of of what Amazon has done lately with pushing into electronic books with the Kindle and hosting Web 2.0 services like EC2, S3, and its recently launched Flexible Payment Service.AbeBooks has generally stuck to its roots, by creating a thriving marketplace for rare and used book sellers worldwide. It is not clear if there will be any direct benefits of this acquisition by Amazon for the merchants on AbeBooks, though chances are that Amazon is going to start integrating the AbeBooks inventory into its own store. This will give the AbeBooks sellers access a far larger market to sell to than just the AbeBooks community, though many of them were already listing their inventory on Amazon (and other services like Alibris and Biblio.com anyway). A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Amazon#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts
In an effort to distinguish themselves from CAD vendors, PLM vendors, like Oracle, now prefer to call themselves Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management vendors (EPLM). The space is expanding from a tight emphasis on the management of product information to include a business perspective that ranges across all phases of the business process and product lifecycle.With Oracle’s $495 million acquisition of Agile Corporation in 2007, Oracle has vaulted into a lead among PLM vendors. While Oracle pledges to provide long term support for Agile customers under their Applications Unlimited program, Oracle is actively integrating software assests from Agile into their broader enterprise systems, and as part of that effort, are redefining their approach to PLM. Oracle’s effort in that area is on-going throughout 2008.Past 2008, Oracle hopes to bring together EPLM with Oracle products like Siebel CRM, demand planning, and quality and financial management systems.Among EPLM vendors, Oracle is ranked by both Gartner and ARM Research as the number one player. The AMR report surveyed 11 vendors across six broad areas of functionality. Most vendors tend to focus on a niche area within EPLM. Oracle is an exception to that and is the only vendor that ranked at least at medium-high level across all categories. The AMR report is great reading. It can be downloaded here.
By Shandria SuttonJul. 5, 2018 , 11:40 AM New ‘light-eating’ protein discovered in the Sea of Galilee Alina Pushkarev In their quest to find “light-eating” proteins, cellular components that help plants and microbes harvest light from the sun, a team of scientists has stumbled upon the first new kind in nearly 50 years—at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee. The unexpected discovery could help researchers better understand how microbes sense light, and it could power new kinds of light-based research and data storage techniques.Many organisms use light-sensitive proteins to gather the sun’s energy and help them survive. Some use chlorophyll to convert sunlight during photosynthesis and others use rhodopsins, proteins that bind to a form of vitamin A called retinal to capture light. The best known rhodopsin is embedded in the rod cells of our eyes, where it helps us see in the dark. But another form of rhodopsin helps small organisms, such as algae and bacteria, absorb light to make chemical energy.Researchers were searching for the second type of rhodopsin when they collected DNA samples from the Sea of Galilee in Israel. They returned to their lab and screened the DNA for genes that coded for the light-reacting proteins. When they added retinal to Escherichia coli bacteria hosting the DNA, it turned purple—a sign that rhodopsins might be present (above). 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Its DNA is similar to the rhodopsin that creates chemical energy. But because it takes so long to finish its light-conversion cycle, the researchers suspect that—similar to the rhodopsin in our eyes—it is a light-sensing protein. What they know for sure: The new protein seems to be everywhere, in bacteria, algae, archaea, and even viruses in the soil and in every major body of water on Earth. This new protein family is even found in bacteria and other microorganisms that were never known to sense light until now.The light-sensing protein could lead to applications in everything from data storage to optogenetics, which allows scientists to manipulate genetically modified nerve cells with light. But first, scientists must answer many questions about the protein’s fundamentals.
Share on LinkedIn Play Video Share on Facebook Sergio Agüero 0:48 Raheem Sterling Manchester City At which point something happened that looked like sport, which was by any definition sport but felt more like a statement of power. There had been a great deal of talk before this game about the meeting of the alphas, Troy versus Vinnie. Deeney himself had spoken about his own sporting dualism, the need to reach down and find that other person, Angry Troy.In the event there was barely any Troy at all – save the odd close-up of baffled Troy, exhausted Troy, Troy on the edge of someone else’s moment of history. Raheem Sterling was excellent throughout, as were Ilkay Gündoğan, De Bruyne and David Silva.As the goals began to mount, the Watford fans stood and clapped and roared their players on. They might as well have been shouting into the storm. This City team is an irresistible force, both of sport and of political will; beautifully constructed, massively over-resourced, equipped with its own gold-plated helicopter gunship of a management structure. This has been an act of will, a regime in action. But what is its end point? Whom does it glorify? Is it a surprise that the best manager in the world, with limitless backing, and a supremely well-informed executive around him, can win like this?By the end the Premier League’s 11th best team might as well have wandered in from a different level of professional sport altogether. Their record against City in the last three seasons reads: played seven, lost seven, combined score 30-4.But then, a club of Watford’s scale exists, essentially, as a feeder to City’s tier of football. Their wage bill is £200m a year less than the treble-winners. Watford sell to survive and prosper: City are restricted in what they can spend only by the rules of big football finance, and perhaps not even by that.The blue shirts danced their way to the final whistle, and then danced on after it. For now this is just a moment to glory in this team and these players. There has never been an FA Cup final quite like this. There has, it seems safe to say, never been an English team quite like this either. features Watford Pep Guardiola furious over financial fair play question after Man City’s treble triumph – video Sportblog Share on Twitter Pep Guardiola Topics Welcome to the new order. Domestic games: played 51, won 43. Domestic trophies: three out of three. Five-goal hauls: 11. Defeats since Christmas: one.Scan the history books, fan back to the big city clubs of Victorian times, linger on the red-shirted eras of the last 50 years. English domestic football has never seen anything quite like this single-season hit from Manchester City. It turns out we really do all live in a sky blue world now.City were not just brilliant at Wembley; they were disorienting. They were hypnotically good; good in a way that seems to pose wider questions of a sporting-existential nature about why, and how, anyone could have assembled a team this annihilatingly fine.At times it was thrilling. At others it was a little painful. With 50 minutes on the clock, as Watford’s players looked up from their pursuit of the sky blue shirts and contemplated, vaguely, some kind of rearguard from 2-0 down, some way of disrupting the sublime footballing machine pushing them to the edge of this game, they might just have glimpsed the Manchester City substitutes warming up.Sergio Agüero, Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sané can-canned along the touchline, watching idly, waiting for the call. It is easy to imagine the feelings of those Watford players as they went back to chasing and harrying, the deep lactic burn in the calves, the seconds starting to crawl and above all a kind of vertigo.This was a glorious day for Manchester City and a historic one for English football. City’s victory completed a first ever men’s domestic treble. And this astonishing team is a team to love, too, so wonderfully well-grooved, so brimful of invention and good habits.At times its key note is relentlessness, a group of players so in love with their own processes they simply don’t want to stop. Forty minutes on from that moment with the City subs, the game had indeed changed dramatically. Instead of 2-0 the score was 6-0. How do you stop a rising tide?The third goal was the most cruel. With De Bruyne now on the pitch, Watford basically fell apart. All that chasing: suddenly the yellow shirts were wide open on the halfway line, City on the ball with an embarrassment of green space to run into. Two passes took the ball to De Bruyne. A jink left Heurelho Gomes on the floor. It was hard to watch. Gomes is 38 now. He remains the same loose-limbed gangle of a goalkeeper, a bundle of boots and gloves whose every twitch seems to express some profound state of gloom. He turned to watch as De Bruyne clipped the ball into the back of the net and the day turned into something else.Wembley had been a lovely, soft, basking place before kick-off, the concourses thronging with blocks of yellow and patches of sky blue. The Watford fans were there hours before kick-off, packing out Wembley Way with flags and homemade signs, something about that connection to 1984, Elton, spangles and all that, ramping up the retro-magic shtick.As ever, the stadium itself was at its best for these occasions, split into seething, flag-decked halves, and exploding with pre-match tongues of fire from the pitch-side pyrotechnics. 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ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: The Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Consensus five-star cornerback recruit Iman Marshall of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly made a visit to Michigan on Monday, and while on campus, he got to don a no. 2 Wolverine jersey. Prospects wearing jerseys with their numbers on them is standard recruiting visit procedure, but no. 2 also happens to be the number of former Michigan star cornerback and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, Charles Woodson.Marshall celebrated the honor by taking time to pose with a mural of Woodson celebrating the Wolverines’ 1997 Rose Bowl win over Washington State. ichigan pic.twitter.com/wXlwejyW6b— Biggie (@iman_marshall8) January 19, 2015New Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff have already made some noise on the recruiting trail since taking over in Ann Arbor this month, but landing a player of Marshall’s caliber would be a home-run coup. The no. 3 overall player in the country according to Rivals, Marshall has offers from essentially every major program. He already made an official visit to Florida State, and has trips to LSU and Oregon scheduled before signing day.
Ohio State Upset RecruitJamel Dean, a four-star defensive back who enrolled early at Ohio State this winter, will be leaving the Buckeyes’ program, Eleven Warriors first reported earlier today. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound cornerback has dealt with multiple knee injuries over the past couple of years and was not cleared by Ohio State’s medical staff. He has not been practicing with the Buckeyes spring. Dean, ranked the No. 32 cornerback in the 2015 class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, will be leaving OSU altogether. The situation greatly upsets Dean’s high school coach, according to a report by Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com.HS coach of Ohio State’s Jamel Dean tells NEOMG he is angry over treatment of departing freshman http://t.co/mQBfvM3noP— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) April 8, 2015From Cleveland.com’s report: The high school football coach of Ohio State freshman Jamel Dean feels the Buckeyes are denying Dean his place on the team over a typical injury.“It’s ridiculous,” John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. “It’s totally wrong to do this to an 18-year-old kid who should be in high school, who you talked into coming up there early.“You can’t treat people this way.”Dean tore his ACL during his junior season at Cocoa High School in Florida, but played a full season as a senior. He re-injured his knee prior to the Semper Fidelis All-American Game in January. Dean was one of four players in the 2015 class to enroll early in Columbus. Ohio State has yet to comment on the situation. The Buckeyes open their season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. [Cleveland.com]
DANANG, Vietnam – Leaders of the countries participating in a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump have agreed to meet and are expected to endorse a basic agreement on moving ahead without the U.S.Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday that he was “reasonably confident” the 11 countries remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which include Malaysia, would have a basic agreement.They are trying to find a way forward without the U.S., the biggest economy and before Trump took office one of its most assertive supporters. Trump has said he prefers country-to-country deals and is seeking to renegotiate several major trade agreements to, as he says, “put America First.”Najib’s comments to a business conference on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum followed conflicting reports that a basic agreement had been reached in the wee hours Friday.Najib said officials met until 3 a.m. Friday trying to bridge their differences and produce a statement for the leaders of their countries to endorse.“I am quite sanguine we will get a deal but of course it has to go through a process of ratification and some side matters have to be worked out, but at least we have managed to salvage some kind of free trade agreement, which is important for the future of APEC,” Najib said.Vietnamese officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.The negotiations are being held in Danang, Vietnam, alongside meetings of the 21-member APEC’s annual summit, where Trump’s markedly different stance from past U.S. leaders was being felt even before his arrival Friday in the coastal resort city.While most APEC members say they remain committed to their multi-country approach in weaving their economies ever closer together, many acknowledge that open trade is a mixed bag: Not everyone benefits equally.The U.S. pushback on “free trade,” evidenced in Trump’s “America First” policy, has raised eyebrows in the region after decades of U.S. pressure on opening markets.While APEC operates by consensus and customarily issues nonbinding statements, TPP commitments would eventually be ratified and enforced by its members.But even talks this week on a declaration to cap this week’s APEC summit had to be extended for an extra half-day as ministers haggled over wording. It’s unclear what the exact sticking points were, but officials have alluded to differences over the unequal impact more open trade has had on workers and concerns over automation in manufacturing that could leave many millions in a wide array of industries with no work to do.Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh said a “new trend of protectionism” was afoot, but the group eventually managed to bridge their differences.As a developing country with a fast-growing export sector, Vietnam has a strong interest in open trade and access for its exports to consumers in the West. The summit is an occasion for its leaders to showcase the progress its economy has made thanks largely to foreign investment and trade. Danang, Vietnam’s third largest city, is in the midst of a construction boom as dozens of resorts and smaller hotels pop up along its scenic coastline.But even though its economy grew at a brisk 6.2 per cent pace last year, Vietnam’s GDP per capita is still one of the lowest among APEC members at less than $2,200. Many of its 95 million people remain poor and vulnerable to natural disasters such as storms that lashed the coast near Danang just days before the APEC meetings.APEC’s members are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.S. and Vietnam.
CALGARY – A coalition of First Nations is raising money through a GoFundMe campaign to mount a legal challenge to the proposed oil-tanker ban on British Columbia’s north coast.The challenge is coming from the backers of the proposed Eagle Spirit pipeline, a First Nation-led project that would bring oil from Alberta to the northern West Coast.The chiefs’ council leading the project said in a news release Wednesday that they represent more than 30 communities engaged in the project, and that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s proposed ban on tankers would harm their communities by causing them to lose out on development opportunities.They said the tanker ban came about because of pressure from U.S. environmental groups and is being imposed without the consultation of key Indigenous stakeholders.“There was no consultation, and the government is responsible to the Aboriginal First Nations to do consultations,” said hereditary chief Gary Alexcee, who backs the energy project.Transport Canada, however, said it held 75 engagement sessions to discuss the proposed moratorium, and that Transport Minister Marc Garneau engaged directly with all Indigenous groups along that would be affected or expressed an interest in the moratorium.The government held 20 meetings with Indigenous groups and received numerous letters on the proposal, said Transport Canada spokeswoman Julie Leroux.Bill C-48, known as the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, passed second reading in Parliament last October. The legislation has the support of many First Nations in B.C., including the nine members of the Coastal First Nations alliance.“We fully support the tanker ban, it recognizes the importance of protecting the coast from oil spills,” said Marilyn Slett, chief councillor of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council.She said Heiltsuk had already experienced the threats of oil spills twice in the past year, with the sinking of the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat and the stranding of a barge carrying 12.5 million litres of oil.“The vulnerability and risk of these types of incidents is very real, and so our position has been very strong in terms of support of the tanker ban.”The federal government announced it was going ahead with the tanker ban in November 2016, at the same time it approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s Trans Mountain pipeline and Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement.Companies in this story: (TSX:KML, TSX:ENB)