Understated Eibar continue to show size doesn’t always matter

first_imgThank you for your feedback. What they do works. Eibar are not, for all the lazy clichés, a tough team, they’re not an especially defensive team and they’re certainly not a dirty one but they do deny opportunities and space to their opponents, forcing them back, and they do play on a pitch so small and so tight to the stands that opponents train corners without a run-up in the week before facing them. In the whole of Europe, only Manchester City have faced fewer shots and in Spain only five teams have taken more. They are direct, they press high and they deliver more crosses than anyone else – by a long way. They have put in 632; Real Madrid, second, are on 574, Barcelona on 255.“In theory, it should be easy to play against us, no?” Mendilíbar said but, no, it’s not. If it is simple, it is effective, which is why they have lost only once in three months and are seventh, heading into Europe; it is also why Ramis was standing there on Saturday night wearing a porkpie hat. “It’s not chance,” Garitano insisted. “They’re very good.”Talking points• And so everyone’s favourite question made a comeback. Is there league? Maybe there is league, you know. José Bordalás’s Getafe became the first team to stop Barcelona scoring a league goal for 449 days – in the first half they didn’t even let them shoot – meaning Barça have now dropped four points in two weeks and their lead over Atlético Madrid, who seem to be approaching peak Atlético Madrid, is now only seven points. “We still have to sweat this league a lot,” Valverde said. Napoli show finesse and fortitude to strengthen Scudetto credentials Twitter 5Villarreal23637 Read more That paragraph was written here last year but it still stands. At €45.3m, less than a third of the cost of Ousmane Dembélé, only debutants Girona, who beat Madrid and have been extremely impressive, have a smaller budget – and they, of course, have Manchester City behind them. Barcelona’s squad cost €711m more to assemble than theirs; Madrid’s cost €485m more; Sevilla, who they sit one point behind, and who they hammered 5-1 a week ago, have a squad who cost 10 times as much. This winter, they signed Fabián Orellana from Valencia, where he was no longer wanted. “It’s strange seeing him here,” Mendilíbar said. “I still don’t know how we conned him into coming; he’s a player for one of those clubs that’s supposed to be up there.”Up where Eibar are. “Our aim at the start of the season is to spend another year in primera and we have not reached that objective yet. If we can do that, maybe we can enjoy the final 10 games,” Mendilíbar said, while Ramis added: “Let’s hope this run continues and we can dream of other things.” Facebook Iván Ramis took off his shirt and put his hat on, a flat red porkpie perched on his head as he stood in the corner of Butarque where a couple of dozen Eibar fans down from the Ego valley were going wild in wigs: some red, some blue and some Scottish, ginger locks tumbling from tam o’ shanters. As he had flung his top high into the air before running towards them shouting, they had thrown the hat on the pitch; so he wore it, along with a smile that even the referee trotting over with a yellow card couldn’t wipe from his face. “I don’t know why he took his shirt off but what am I going to say?” his manager José Luis Mendílibar shrugged .How about something in German, French or Italian? “Entschuldigung, wo ist das Fußballstadion?” might be handy. Or: “Bonjour, bonjour, nous sommes les garçons Eibar!” Better still: “Ciao, siamo l’Eibar, magari non avete sentito parlare de noi ma siamo fotutamente bravi.” Either way, it may be time to get practising and Mendilíbar knew why Ramis had taken off his shirt, alright: the same reason he was struggling to be heard, sitting there under the stand. Eibar’s fans had gone, a four-hour drive home ahead of them, but beyond the wall, down the corridor to the right, their players were shouting and chanting. It was Saturday night and they’d beaten Leganés 1-0 – but it wasn’t only that; it was how it happened and what it meant. Reuse this content 7Eibar23-235 16Alaves23-1225 blogposts 2Atletico Madrid232552 Share on Facebook Hide The clock showed 93.03 when the corner was curled in from the right. Mostly, it had been tedious but as time went on Eibar closed in, creating chances. Yet while there had been 18 shots there had been no way through. At Butarque, they thought it was over; back in Barcelona, where commentators sit in a little booth with an even littler telly, they thought so, too. They were summing up. “Eibar have been clearly the better side but you have to take a bazooka out to beat Leganés because they’re a team that …” started one. “Look out!” the other said. And then he said: “Gol!” About 30 times. Ramis headed past Pichu Cuéllar and off he went. Shirt off, hat on.“It was late but they deserved it; it was not strange, it was a consequence of the game,” Asier Garitano said, reeling off a long list of elements, from loose balls to long balls and second balls to high balls, passes to crosses and tackles, and adding: “Eibar won it” at the end of each. “It was the 94th minute, which hurts more but we came across a team better than us,” he said.When the ball hit the net, it carried Eibar into sixth place. Stay like this and they will be in Europe next season. Slip down a place, as they did with Sevilla’s victory over Girona the following morning, and they almost certainly will be, too, what with Barcelona and Sevilla facing each other in the Copa del Rey final. Even if they don’t – and like last season when they found themselves in a similar position and eventually finished 10th, they might not – what they’re doing is remarkable, despite being all too rarely remarked upon.Leganés’ manager Garitano is a shareholder and former player at Eibar. Asked about them on Saturday night, he replied: “I’ve said it before, it’s barbaric.” Others have said it, too, but not often enough; they are few and somehow it gets forgotten, so it is worth saying again:Eibar are playing only their third [fourth now] season in primera and, while it’s true they were relegated at the end of their first only to be reinstated because of Elche’s economic problems, that was exactly what everyone expected, little more than logic. They’d initially been blocked from going up in the first place basically because they were too small. It’s only three and a half years since they were in Spain’s regionalised, 80-team, theoretically amateur Second Division B, and they came up from the Second Division A despite having the league’s smallest budget. And the only reason Eibar increased the stadium from the already expanded 5,173 it held on that opening day was that the league made them, and the town has a population of 27,378. To put that in perspective, every person there could travel to the Santiago Bernabéu and there would still be room for 53,666 Madrid fans. It’s not like there’s a hinterland either: Bilbao and San Sebastián are within an hour. They’re still the smallest club around. Eibar Pinterest The Eibar model: another kind of football is possible. Barcelona Schalke’s Leon Goretzka gives Bayern Munich a glimpse of their future Twitter 11Real Betis22-830 13Athletic Bilbao23-128 PosTeamPGDPts Getafe’s Vicente Guaita makes a save from Lionel Messi. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters Share via Email Was this helpful? Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read more 17Levante23-1420 1Barcelona234959 Pinterest 3Valencia231843 Share on Pinterest Read more 6Sevilla23-536 Show 8Celta Vigo23732 Facebook Share on Messenger Mendilíbar conceded: “At the start of the season, no one expected this. Being in sixth is extraordinary, yes.” Their play, on the other hand, isn’t. Or so he says. “It should be easy to play against us,” he said. La Liga 14Real Sociedad23-226 Real Madrid 15Espanyol23-1026 10Getafe23530 9Girona23131 Share on WhatsApp The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Play VideoAdvertisementPlayCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%FullscreenMuteThis is a modal window. Topics 20Malaga23-2213 18Las Palmas23-3318 Levante • The European Cup returns and so did Real Madrid, which may not be purely chance. They scored five against Real Sociedad.• It was 1-1 in the Valencia derby when Coke’s goal to make it 1-2 was disallowed after a defender tumbled in the area in front of him. Which would have been fine, only it wasn’t Coke who had pushed him, it was his own team-mate. And in the very next move Valencia went up the other end and made it 2-1, to end a six-match losing run. No wonder Levante were furious.• Abelardo’s revolution keeps on rolling. They might not always be brilliant but, boy, are Alavés putting up a fight. Survival draws closer with every week.• Sergio Rico saved a penalty and pretty much everything else as Sevilla scraped past Girona 1-0, and afterwards dedicated the performance to Antonio, a cancer patient who had been through a 16-hour operation on his head. “I took strength from him,” Rico said after he had made two big mistakes in a row and had some supporters on his back. “We had a SuperKeeper in front of us,” Pablo Machín said.• Celta drew 2-2 with Espanyol, for whom Gerard Moreno was their everything, again. He’s now got almost half of their goals and played every single minute of the season so far, the only outfield player to have done so. He got an equaliser right at the end after Celta had dominated once more. 19Deportivo La Coruna22-2717 12Leganes22-229 Share on Twitter Sportblog Quick guide La Liga results Pinterest Valencia 4Real Madrid222742 European club football Fabian Orellana shields the ball for Eibar. Photograph: Shot for Press/Action Plus via Getty Images Athletic 0–0 Las Palmas, Villarreal 1-2 Alavés, Málaga 0–1 Atlético, Leganés 0–1 Eibar, Real Madrid 5–2 Real Sociedad, Sevilla 1–0 Girona, Barcelona 0–0 Getafe, Celta 2–2 Espanyol, Valencia 3–1 Levante. Playing on Monday night: Deportivo v Betis. Facebook At the start, Eibar struggled. Pedro Leon and Adrián, their most important creative players last season have not played a minute – Adrián left for Málaga while Pedro León has been injured – and they were beaten seven times in their opening 11 games. “We had to get back up again,” Mendilíbar said. They overcame that run and it is strength and stability that most impressed Garitano, leading him to say that while there may be some parallels between Eibar, Girona, Getafe and Leganés, smaller teams all lurking near(ish) to the final European place and, in his case, reaching the Cup semi-final, Eibar remain “way ahead”. Since then Eibar have won eight, drawn three, and lost once – a frankly fortunate 1-0 victory for Atlético at Ipurúa. Only Diego Simeone’s side and Barcelona can match their results over the last three months.“We’ve had it easy so far; I don’t know how we would have reacted to that,” Garitano said. Eibar knew how to react – and that is precisely the point. When Mendilíbar said his side were easy to play, he wasn’t talking about the resources. He was, instead, talking about the style, and the clarity he underlined is part of the key. “We’re the team that’s easiest to analyse, we don’t do anything extraordinary. We insist upon what we do well and we hardly ever change: we like to win the second ball, get it out to the wing, put the ball in, get a shot in. Any team, or any media analyst, knows what we do each week.”last_img read more

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‘Happy’ Pochettino doesn’t rule out Real Madrid switch

first_imgReal Madrid ‘What will be, will be!’ – Pochettino happy at Tottenham but doesn’t rule out Real Madrid move Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 18:18 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur Primera División Premier League Videos The Spurs boss is among those to have been touted as a possible successor to Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, and he hasn’t completely ruled it out Mauricio Pochettino has claimed he is happy at Tottenham but didn’t rule out replacing Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.With the Blancos having suddenly found themselves without a manager following the shock departure of Frenchman Zidane, various candidates have been touted as possible appointments.Pochettino, who has previously spent time in charge of Liga side Espanyol, is among those considered to be serious contenders, with the Argentine having impressed in his coaching career to date. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now A productive spell in England saw him cut his teeth at Southampton before turning Spurs into genuine Premier League title challengers and an established top-four outfit.Quizzed by AS on whether those exploits could lead him to Madrid, Pochettino said: “I live in the present, there is nothing more important than that.”I enjoy what is happening and what has to be, will be. [Former Argentina international] Jorge Griffa once told me that I must let football take me, that I do not want to change my destiny.”Pochettino penned a new deal with Tottenham that will take him through to 2023 recently, but rumours regarding an impending exit have been sparked within days of that agreement being reached.The Argentine has, however, pointed out that there is no release clause in his contract which could be triggered by Madrid, saying: “No there is not. Neither written nor verbal.”Pochettino also talked up the achievements of Zidane – with the Frenchman having stepped down after leading Madrid to the Liga title and three Champions League crowns.He added: “All managers feel a type of loneliness when doing this job. I respect greatly what he has done and his decision.”Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid with an amazing legacy:🏆🏆🏆 Champions Leagues🏆🏆 Club World Cups🏆🏆 UEFA Super Cups🏆 La Liga🏆 Supercopa pic.twitter.com/WWGZ9nDNtu— Goal (@goal) May 31, 2018The Spurs manager was speaking in Spain at the launch of his new book ‘A New World’ and, having answered questions in Spanish, then proceeded to discuss his future, and subsequent links with Madrid, in English.Asked if he’d be ready for the challenge of managing Madrid, he said: “I’m ready now for getting lunch with friends! I’m ready and excited to come back to London. Our project is so exciting.”I am here now and of course I understand all the rumours from around the world but that’s our life. That’s the sport we chose to stay in. “That’s the passion that translates to everyone. Look, I’m so happy, so excited. I signed a new contract 10 days ago. What’s going to happen tomorrow? I don’t know. Football is football, it always puts you in your place, always.”The most important thing is to enjoy, day by day. Life is very short. We need to spend the day enjoying life and not worrying about what’s happening tomorrow.  “I’m so happy at Tottenham. I’m so proud that Tottenham showed the commitment and trust in the way that [chairman] Daniel Levy showed me 10 days ago. Of course, we have a lot of dreams. We have a lot of objectives. “What has happened in the last few hours [Zidane resigning] increased the expectation about the book but I can tell you that I’m so happy in London.” A reporter then suggested that it’s impossible to turn down Real Madrid if they come calling, with Pochettino answering in reply: “For you, it’s impossible. You think that. But you are not me.”last_img read more

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10 months agoVieira wants Nice to sell Balotelli

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Vieira wants Nice to sell Balotelliby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNice coach Patrick Vieira axed Mario Balotelli for their Cup defeat to Guingamp last night.Nice are now out of the Coupe de la Ligue and Vieira says former AC Milan striker Balotelli could be sold next month.“Mario Balotelli will not be in the squad against Strasbourg on Saturday either,” confirmed Vieira to reporters.“It’s the decision of the Coach.”Asked if Balo was heading towards the exit in January, Vieira did not deny it.“He is under contract. Anything is possible.” last_img

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Video: Nasty Fight Breaks Out In Stands At Louisville vs. Syracuse Game

first_imgA fight breaks out in the Louisville stands.nasty fight in louisville standsLouisville is handing Syracuse at home Saturday, but the police at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium are having a hard time handling the student section. A UL undergrad who goes by “Young Rob” on Twitter posted a video of a nasty fight that broke out in the first half of the contest. Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones reposted it later on.Warning – there’s some very NSFW language. That probably won’t shock you.Fights night in the student section pic.twitter.com/DLms1QBwPa— young rob (@easy_111) November 7, 2015Hopefully, nobody was hurt. Louisville leads 28-10 midway through the third quarter.last_img

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What is Graphene? Only the Outdoor Industry’s New Wonder Material

first_img 1 of 3 Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Inov-8Inov-8 teamed up with researchers at the University of Manchester, the birthplace of graphene, to make a better compound for shoe soles. Coming summer 2018, the Inov-8 G-series trail runners use graphene in the soles so they are 50 percent stronger, 50 percent more stretchy, 50 percent more durable than rubber on its own. According to a Inov-8 rep, there will be three options in the G-series: “one perfect for fell, mountain, cross-country, and obstacle-course runners; one for trail and ultra distance runners; and one for CrossFit/fitness athletes.” Shoes will be priced between about $195-$210.The Monster line of skis from Head uses graphene in the tip and tail to add rigidity without the extra weight. These savings means the company can add more titanal to make the ski more responsive. The Monster 98 is a stiff but light all-mountain ski that feels surfy on the powder and likes to go fast.The Mixino helmet from Catlike incorporates graphene nanofibers into the skeleton. Lighter and stronger than a traditional helmets, the Mixino has massive vents to keep you cool and your noggin safe.Combining graphene and an epoxy resin originally used by the European Space Agency, Dassi has made a carbon fiber that’s 30 percent lighter and twice as strong. The handmade Interceptor bike weighs less than 25 oz in the frame. The goal is to eventually have a 13 oz frame so the entire bike will only weigh 6.5 pounds. (You can have one custom-made if you want to spend a bit more.)DassiDassiThe Apollo graphene battery pack is about the same size as all your other battery packs, but charges in as little as 20 minutes. With the USB-C connection, you can charge gadgets as big as your laptop. The reduced internal resistance means it doesn’t get as hot making it safe. Look for these to start shipping March 2018.Once graphene becomes a cheaper and easier to make, we’ll definitely be seeing more of the super material. A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals Previous The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Catlike Mixino helmetCatlike Mixino helmetTwo-hundred times stronger than steel, more conductive than copper, and lighter than carbon fiber, graphene is making waves in almost every industry. Electronics, outdoor sports, and cars are just a few of the places where we’re already seeing this amazing material making things stronger and lighter.Discovered in 2004, graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms connected as hexagons. It can’t (yet) be used on it’s own, but added to other materials, it lends super qualities. Carbon fiber is lighter and stronger with graphene. Lithium charges faster with graphene. Rubber is more durable with graphene.Though still difficult and expensive to make, graphene is starting to be incorporated into outdoor gear. Below are a few of the best products coming soon to the market. Next last_img read more

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BC Hydro advising public about controlled burns by Site C project crews

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro is advising members of the public that contractors employed on building the Site C dam could be conducting controlled burns this fall.In an advisory today, Hydro said that clearing and debris management is underway at a number of Site C project areas.Any felled trees of sufficient size, quality and volume to make them suitable for harvest and transport will be hauled to local mills. Any remaining wood waste and non-merchantable trees may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or burned on site.Contractors can only burn during weather periods known as venting windows, during which there are appropriate weather conditions for the disbursement of smoke, as established by the Ministry of Environment.Burning is expected to start in early October and will take place over several months this fall and winter when appropriate venting windows are available.Controlled burns are planned for:Parts of the lower reservoir area on the north and south banks of the Peace River, directly west of the dam site, and in the Moberly River drainage area.Sections of the 75-kilometre transmission line right-of-way between the Site C dam site and the Peace Canyon Dam.Areas near the Portage Mountain and West Pine quarries.BC Hydro said that its contractors will plan and monitor burning carefully, including the timing, size and location of the wood piles, and the smoke being emitted. The Crown Corporation added that contractors will be compliant with regulatory requirements and burning will be done in accordance with BC Hydro’s Smoke Management Plan.last_img read more

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Sexual harassment of women at workplace Workshop held to sensitize police officers

first_imgNew Delhi: A workshop on Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act was organized on Thursday by the Training Division, Delhi Police for the Senior Police Officers of Delhi Police. The aim and objective of the workshop were to sensitize the Senior Police Officers about the role and responsibility in ensuring greater awareness on this issue in their respective jurisdictions.Deputy Commissioner of Police (Training) Suman Nalwa said that the workshop helped participants to understand the intricacies and variations of dealing with sexual harassment cases and made aware of their enhanced responsibility in ensuring timely recording and reporting of information, and investigative procedures. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe workshop was presided over by PK Bhardwaj, Special Commissioner of Police, Training. The Special Commissioner of Police, Training in his address reiterated the need for such workshops in the organization and need for sensitivity on this issue. Taking the objective of this workshop further, a Module on Prevention of Sexual Harassment is being made available online at Delhi Police e-learning portal “NIPUN”, so that all police personnel can have access to this module & learn about this Act to prevent Sexual Harassment at the workplace.last_img read more

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party claims it is united

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today claimed that it stands united as a political party contesting the August 17 Parliament election.SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said that the main goal of the SLFP at the polls next month is to defeat the Government and make former President Mahinda Rajapakasa the Prime Minister. “We want to install a people’s Government after August 17,” the SLFP General Secretary said. Yapa accused the Government led Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of limiting most of its commitments to words and not action. Yapa called on the public to support the SLFP and the United People’s Freedom Alliance as it looks to make Rajapaksa the next Prime Minister and form a new Government for a new beginning. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the development of the country has been stalled after the new Government took office.The former Minister also said that the new Government has turned its back on the countries which were very close to Sri Lanka. read more

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UN and FIFA chiefs urge football players fans to build peace

“Football is a global language. It can bridge social, cultural and religious divides,” UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Fédération Internationale of Football Association (FIFA) president Joseph Blatter said in a message welcoming the opening of FIFA’s World Cup this week.Over the next few weeks, “as billions of people worldwide focus on the FIFA World Cup, we appeal to players and fans everywhere to support us in our mission. Let us harness the magic of football to our quest for development and peace,” they said.In addition to bridging divisions, the game enhances personal development and growth, teaches teamwork and fair play, builds self-esteem and opens doors to new opportunities, which can contribute to the well-being of communities and countries, Mr. Annan and Mr. Blatter said.“That is why the United Nations is using football as a tool in our work to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the set of powerful, people-centred objectives adopted by all countries as a blueprint for building a better world in the 21st century,” they said.The United Nations is also using football to heal the emotional wounds of war among young people in refugee camps and in countries recovering from armed conflict, they said.Mr. Annan and Mr. Blatter noted that at the UN General Assembly’s World Summit last year, all the world’s governments declared that “sports can foster peace and development, and can contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding.” read more

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Western Kentucky fires coach Mike Sanford after 39 season

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Western Kentucky has fired second-year coach Mike Sanford following a 3-9 finish, the Hilltoppers’ first losing season since 2010.The school announced Sanford’s firing on Sunday, a day after the ‘Toppers beat Louisiana Tech 30-15 for their second consecutive victory in Conference USA play. Their strong finish followed six consecutive losses but wasn’t enough to save Sanford’s job as they finished 2-6 in the league.WKU athletic director Todd Stewart thanked Sanford in a statement but said it was time to change leadership. Stewart added, “This was not an easy decision and was not made lightly.”The 36-year-old Sanford, a former Notre Dame offensive co-ordinator and assistant at Stanford and Boise State, was replaced Jeff Brohm, who left for Purdue after the 2016 season.Sanford guided WKU to a 6-7 finish and the Cure Bowl last season.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

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Ben Stokes mocked for his goldencrusted shoes moments before he knocked out

Mr Cunningham did not agree with the assessment. Stephen Mooney, representing Ali, asked the doorman whether Stokes and Mr Hales treated him with “respect and courtesy”.He said they did not. When asked whether Stokes had clearly been drinking, Mr Cunningham told the court: “Not excessively, no. He didn’t seem drunk.”Yesterday the jury was told how the sports star mocked a gay man and flicked a cigarette butt at his head before knocking two men unconscious in a fight near a nightclub in Bristol.Stephen Mooney, representing Ryan Ali, asked Detective Constable Daniel Adams, who led the case, whether there was anything that could explain why Stokes had flicked a cigarette butt at Mr O’Connor.Det Con Adams replied: “No.” Mr Mooney asked: “Would you describe that action as joking?” Det Con Adams said: “No.”Stokes, 27, is accused of punching Ryan Hale, 27, to the ground and then allegedly knocking out Ryan Ali, 28, a short time later during the fracas. “When I said that, his friend (England teammate Alex Hales) looked confused, and he turned round to his friend and said ‘Stokesy, don’t do that’.”The doorman, who also has tattoos on his neck and hands, said Stokes and Hales had repeatedly asked to get back in after showing up after closing time.Key allegations from yesterday’s proceedingsStokes verbally abused doorman after refusing entry Stokes “mocked” gay men Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor England cricketer accused of flicking cigarette at themAli and Hale left the club and started talking to gay menMr Barry appeared to touch Ali’s groin inappropriatelyArmed with a bottle, Ali made contact with Mr BarryStokes then charged at Ali, knocking him outHale “armed himself” with metal pole and was punched by Stokes Last entry was 2am and “once they leave they cannot re-enter…. it’s part of our licence,” Mr Cunningham told the court.”If we let people in after those hours we lose our jobs,” he added.He told the court he did not like cricket, adding, of Stokes and Hales, that “I didn’t know they were famous”.”The ginger one offere me 60 pound. I said it wouldn’t get him in. Then he asked his friend, and they offered me £300. He told jurors: “The ginger guy picked up on this, he started to mimick their actions. He didn’t actually speak, he made noises to sound like them.”He was making stupid sounds and camp hand gestures.”Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor were “not impressed” when Stokes mocked them, but the pair “waited at the side for two other lads to come out”, Mr Cunningham said.”When he flicked the cigarette at him, that’s when I interevened. I said if you want to start something start on me…. they hadn’t done anything wrong. They were only little guys. “I said no, I wouldn’t have a job to go back to in the morning. Stokes got angry at this, he claimed. Ben Stokes walks hand-in-hand with his wife Clare as they prepare for day two of his affray trialCredit:Ben Birchall/PA Ryan Hale arrives at Bristol Crown Court The Durham cricketer was arrested at the scene and the officers’ body-worn footage captures Hale saying that he did not wish to press charges as Stokes “ain’t done anything to me”. Ryan Hale arrives at Bristol Crown CourtCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty The footage allegedly shows Stokes and Mr Hales catch up with the group, and Mr Barry appeared to touch Ali inappropriately on his groin, before returning and trying to take his arm. Cross-examined by Stokes’ defence lawyer Mr Cole, it was suggested that it was Mr Cunningham being “aggressive”, and that Stokes, Mr Hales, Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor were seen laughing and joking together in “banter” outside the club.  Stokes, Mr Hales, Mr Barry and Mr Ali were outside the club after 2am before Ali and Hale walked out. The doorman said he could see “no friction” between Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor as they walked away from the scene with Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali. But moments later, a fight ensued. The court heart how two bottles were involved in the incident – one was held by Ali, and further footage showed Hale with another.  Both Stokes and Mr Hales were unarmed. Mr Cunningham, who is bald, with tattoos on his face and gold teeth, said Stokes initially singled out Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor because they were “a bit more demonstrative… flamboyant”. “The footage also captures Mr Hales stating that he was not present during the incident, contrary to the CCTV footage,” Mr Corsellis said.”When being told by the officers the reason for his arrest, Stokes said that he had acted in the way that he did: ‘Because he was abusing my two friends for being gay’.”He claimed he saw Ali and Hale speaking to the two gay men in a “harsh and abusive” way that was homophobic in nature, and denied being abusive or flicking a cigarette. Prosecutors allege that Stokes was not acting in self-defence, but with “revenge, retaliation or punishment in mind”.Stokes, of Stockton Road, Castle Eden, Durham; Ali, of Forest Road, Bristol; and Hale, of Burghill Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, each deny a joint charge of affray.The trial continues. “First of all he mentioned he mentioned my teeth…I have gold teeth. Then he told me I looked like a c***… then he mentioned my tattoos, how s*** they are. “I said ‘thank you’… it doesn’t matter. I don’t rise to it. I’m quite thick skinned like that.”Mr Cunningham added: “He had quite a spiteful tongue, quite and angry tongue.”Stokes and other England internationals had been drinking in Mbargo earlier. “They were as good as gold,” he said of the players’ initial behaviour.Mr Cunningham said he had met Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor on several ocassions over the years as they had frequented clubs he had work at in the Park Street area.When Mr O’Connor and Mr Barry eventually walked away from the club with  Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale ” they just chatted outside and there was no friction between them”, Mr Cunningham claimed.Mr Cunningham had refused to shake Stokes’ hand before he left shortly later with Hales. He said: “He shook my buddy’s hand. He then went to shake mine. I had no reason to shake his hand.” Ryan Ali arrives at Bristol Crown Court for the first day of the trialCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty Ben Stokes was mocked by two gay men for his gold encrusted shoes moments before he knocked out two clubbers, a court heard. A jury at the 27-year-old’s trial for affray was taken through footage of his white trainers being pointed at by Kai Barry and William O’Connor, who Stokes is accused of having mocked for being “flamboyant” and “camp”.Gordon Cole QC, representing Stokes, asked doorman Andrew Cunningham, a key witness, whether Mr O’Connor and Mr Barry were laughing and joking about his client’s shoes.Referring to the CCTV footage, Mr Cole said: “They are pointing down towards Mr Stokes’s shoes. Did you hear any conversation about shoes and Mr Stokes’s shoes having gold locks on the back of them?”Mr Cunningham said he did not, but the jury is still waiting to hear Stokes’ full version of events.The cricketer is accused of knocking out his fellow defendants Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali, who he claimed had been homophobic towards Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor. Jurors at Bristol Crown Court was taken through video footage in forensic detail. CCTV also shows Stokes and England teammate Alex Hales  – who had been refused re-entry – waving at the club’s security cameras before tempers flared.Andrew Cunningham, 37, in charge of door duties at Mbargo on Bristol’s Clifton Triangle, described Stokes as “spiteful” and a “bully” for picking on  Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor, describing them as “two little guys”.   Doorman Andrew Cunningham arrives at Bristol Crown Court Ali pushed Mr Barry away “with no significant force” before Stokes “charged” over to the group, Mr Corsellis said.The jury heard only the defendants know how the alleged fight started but Ali raised a bottle as if to hit Mr Hales, instead making “glancing contact” with Mr Barry’s shoulder.Stokes then threw a punch at Ali, with both men falling to the ground. Mr Corsellis said all of those present, except for Stokes, then wanted the situation to stop – with Mr Hales telling him “Stokes, Stokes, that’s enough”.Hale pulling a metal pole from a street sign before running back to the group, an eye witness said. The incident was also witnessed by off-duty special constable Mark Spure.Doctors diagnosed Ali with a fracture to the left of his face, a swollen left eye and a laceration above his eyebrow. He also had a cracked lower left molar.Hale sustained a 1.5 inch superficial laceration and bruising to his forehead, consistent with blunt force trauma.”Mr Stokes had no obvious injuries save for an area of swelling over the metacarpals on his right hand,” Mr Corsellis added. Doorman Andrew Cunningham arrives at Bristol Crown CourtCredit:Ben Birchall/PA While outside, Stokes started speaking with Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor, and shortly after at 2.23am, the prosecution say Ali and Hale are seen on CCTV leaving the nightclub and walking off with Mr Barry and Mr O’Connor after the four men had started chatting.  Ben Stokes walks hand-in-hand with his wife Clare as they prepare for day two of his affray trial Ryan Ali arrives at Bristol Crown Court for the first day of the trial Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Google Play a dépassé la barre des 500000 applications

first_imgGoogle Play a dépassé la barre des 500.000 applications Selon les chiffres dévoilés par le cabinet d’expertise Distimo, Google Play hébergerait désormais plus de 500.000 applications. Un total qui lui permet de talonner l’App Store qui dépasse les 600.000 applications. C’est une croissance remarquable qu’a connue la boutique d’applications Google Play au cours des derniers mois. En effet, le cabinet d’expertise Distimo vient tout d’indiquer que le portail aurait désormais franchi la barre des 500.000 applications alors qu’il ne dépassait pas les 400.000 il y a quelques mois. Selon les chiffres dévoilés et relayés par 01net.com, Google Play aurait ainsi accueilli plus de 100.000 nouvelles applis au cours des quatre derniers mois. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est une croissance supérieure à celle de l’App Store qui a hébergé 63.000 nouvelles applications et bien supérieure à celle du MarketPlace destiné à Windows Phone qui n’en a lui accueilli que 35.000. Ceci permet à Google Play de venir talonner l’App Store, jusqu’ici bien au-dessus de ses concurrents avec ses plus de 600.000 applications en avril 2012 parmi lesquelles 61% sont universelles. Autrement dit, elles fonctionnent aussi bien sur iPhone que sur iPad. Selon les spécialistes, deux facteurs peuvent expliquer cette tendance favorable pour Google Play : d’une part, une adoption de plus en plus large d’Android sur les smartphones et d’autre part, le fait que la plupart des applications soient gratuites dans Google Play (28% seulement son payantes) alors que c’est plutôt le contraire pour l’App Store.Le 7 mai 2012 à 19:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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28 members of migrant caravan being processed for asylum at USMexico border

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — U.S. border inspectors allowed some of the Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing, ending a brief impasse over lack of space. But the migrants who crossed Mexico in a caravan may face a long legal path.Caravan organizers said eight members of the group criticized by President Donald Trump that traveled from southern Mexico to the border city of Tijuana were allowed in to be interviewed by asylum officers, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not provide a number.About 140 others were still waiting in Mexico to turn themselves in at San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing, the nation’s busiest, said Alex Mensing, project organizer for Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which is leading the caravan.“The spirits are high, there was good news for everybody,” Mensing said on the Mexican side of the crossing, moments after learning that some were allowed in.U.S. attorneys who volunteered advice in Tijuana last week warned the Central Americans that parents may be separated from their children and be detained for many months while their asylum cases are pending.Asylum-seekers are typically held up to three days at the border and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If they pass initial screenings by asylum officers, they may be detained or released with ankle monitors while their cases wind through immigration court, which can take years.Nearly 80 percent of asylum-seekers passed the initial screening from October through December, but few are likely to win asylum.The denial rate for El Salvadorans seeking asylum was 79 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to asylum outcome information from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Action Clearinghouse. Hondurans were close behind with a 78 percent denial rate, followed Guatemalans at 75 percent.Trump administration officials have railed against what they call “legal loopholes” and “catch-and-release” policies that allow people seeking asylum to be freed while their cases are adjudicated. The president tweeted Monday that the caravan “shows how weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws are.”Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pledged to send more immigration judges to the border if needed and threatened criminal prosecution. On Monday, the Justice Department said it filed illegal entry charges against 11 people identified as caravan members.U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it processed hundreds of asylum-seekers in the previous week, many of them Mexican, which contributed to a bottleneck that led inspectors to turn away caravan members since they arrived late Sunday afternoon.Asylum-seekers did not appear to be thrown off the by the delay.Elin Orrellana, a 23-year-old pregnant woman from El Salvador, said she is fleeing the violent MS-13 street gang, a favorite target of both Sessions and Trump because of their brutal killings in communities in the United States. She said her older sister had been killed by the gang in El Salvador, so she is attempting to join other family members in the Kansas City area.“Fighting on is worth it,” she said.Customs and Border Protection has room for about 300 people at the San Diego border crossing.“As in the past when we’ve had to limit the number of people we can bring in for processing at a given time, we expect that this will be a temporary situation,” the agency said.During a surge of Haitian arrivals at the San Diego crossing in 2016, Customs and Border Protection required people to wait more than five weeks in Mexico. Since then, smaller upticks of Mexican asylum-seekers have caused delays of several hours. Updated: 8:27 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings May 2, 2018 Ed Lenderman, AP, Lauren Phinney Ed Lenderman, AP, Lauren Phinney, center_img 28 members of migrant caravan being processed for asylum at U.S.-Mexico border The migrant ‘caravan’ that is openly defying our border shows how weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws are. Yet Democrats like Jon Tester continue to support the open borders agenda – Tester even voted to protect Sanctuary Cities. We need lawmakers who will put America First.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018 Posted: May 2, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Two arrested in missing teen case

first_imgVancouver police arrested two people Wednesday for allegedly harboring a runaway teen who was found Tuesday.Lori M. Kingrey, 50, and her 17-year-old son were arrested on suspicion of harboring a runaway, Isabella Castillo, 16, according to a news release from the Vancouver Police Department. Castillo had been missing from her home in central Vancouver for more than two weeks. Based on a tip from a friend, the family feared she was involved in sex-trafficking. She was found by police safe and unharmed Tuesday and is currently staying with family friends.An investigation revealed that Castillo had been staying at Kingrey’s home in the 900 block of West 17th Street, the news release said. The 17-year-boy is supposedly Castillo’s boyfriend. Kingrey was booked into the Clark County Jail and her son was taken to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.“We’re having a difficult time that a parent would allow this anguish for 15 days,” said Cymany O’Brien, Castillo’s aunt and guardian. “As a parent, (Kingrey) had a responsibility.”last_img read more

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Your phone is the reason youre a tired procrastinator study says

first_img Android P has features to curb smartphone addiction How addicted are you to your phone? Zhang Peng/Getty Image The most dangerous thing I can say to myself in the morning is “I’ve got time.” Like many people, I check my phone when I wake up. If I’m not quite ready to get out of bed, I keep scrolling. Articles lead to memes, memes lead to videos, and before I know it, I’m looking up what everyone from The Wonder Years is doing now. I’m also late to work. Researchers call it “technoference.” It means you prioritize your phone over other parts of your life like your marriage, your kids, your work, sleeping or even safety. In study results released Monday, scientists at Queensland University of Technology said they’ve seen a jump in technoference over the last 13 years. Tags Post a comment The study’s data showed more people blame their phone for their being tired, being less productive, driving distracted and being in pain. Twenty-four percent of women and 15 percent of men studied are classified as “problematic mobile phone users,” according to study leader Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios. Along with decreased productivity and increased pain, respondents reported they sometimes tried to hide their phone use. Those surveyed also expressed anxiety that people wouldn’t be able to reach them if they didn’t have their phones. “Rapid technological innovations over the past few years have led to dramatic changes in today’s mobile phone technology — which can improve the quality of life for phone users but also result in some negative outcomes,” Oviedo-Trespalacios said. University researchers surveyed 709 phone users in Australia aged 18 to 83 in 2018. The team conducted a similar study in 2005.  Share your voicecenter_img 0 3:07 Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Wellnesslast_img read more

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Avengers Endgame mints a whopping 107 million at China box office

first_imgAvengers: Endgame cast at the press conferenceInstagramAvengers: Endgame is shattering records at the Chinese box office ever since it was released in China. The film, which released in China, two days prior to the rest of the world, has already grossed $107 million at the box office.Having minted $107 million at the Chinese box office, Avengers: Endgame has not just broken all kinds of records set at the box office but also created a new history at the China box office. If the film’s debut earning has been as much as $107 million, the magnitude of the collection in the first weekend can easily surpass more millions. Few trade experts are even claiming that the film will easily manage to surpass $1 billion at the global box office.The reviews for the film have been overwhelmingly positive. The film critic of The Hollywood Reporter stated, “an amiable brand of melancholy that pervades the film, one that scarcely gets in the way of the enthusiasm and excitement that Marvel adventures almost always deliver in some measure or another.”Despite being a three-hour long film, it’s ambitious vision and poignant scenes have left critics to call it a befitting end to the decade-long franchise. Gizmodo’s reviewer wrote, “There are moments where plot points play out a little too conveniently or with not enough explanation in comparison to the rest of the story.” Collider’s film reviewer stated, “Endgame isn’t a quest for a perfect resolution for every single superhero, nor is it a celebration of the status quo… Endgame never feels like a victory parade but a story with its own stakes and dangers. This is the landing that the MCU had to stick, and for the most part, they nail it.”Many film critics have even said how the film brings about impeccable action sequences are as Empire adds, “a satisfying gut punch to the purple bastard who ruined things.” Turns out the film has comic deliveries even at the darkest moments which is not surprising considering how most of the Marvel film’s approaches have been like so far. The movie releases on April 26 in India and USA.The film stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Don Cheadle, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin and more, in pivotal roles.last_img read more

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Oh no Sidharth Malhotra slaps coactor Mohit Baghel at song launch of

first_imgSidharth Malhotra with Jabariya Jodi team.PR HandoutSidharth Malhotra, who is currently busy promoting his latest film Jabariya Jodi, slapped his co-star Mohit Baghel at the launch of their song Zilla Hilela. The incident happened in front of a big audience.Before you people jump the gun, let us clarify that it was all i jest. Mohit Baghel plays a character who often gets slapped by people, especially by Sidharth Malhotra in the movie Jabariya Jodi.The song launch was hosted by Baghel who managed to entertain the audience and tickle their funny-bone. Playing the prank, Sidharth asked Mohit if he ate anything over the day, and then slapped him jokingly.”I play a character who gets slapped by people in the film. So to make everybody laugh, we decided to play a little at the launch. I had a fun time hosting this event. I am glad to be a part of this project,” Mohit said when asked about the prank.Baghel plays Malhotra’s friend in the film and the two bonded well at the song launch. Their friendship gives us goals.Directed by Prashant Singh, the film also stars Parineeti Chopra. It will be released on August 2.last_img read more

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Angry Birds Rio launches in app stores worldwide

first_imgAngry Birds Rio has already made it’s way to the iTunes App store ($0.99 iPhone, $2.99 iPad), but Rovio has now pushed the popular gaming franchise out to both Mac ($4.99) and Android ($0.99) devices via the Mac App Store and Amazon Appstore.Android users are said to be a bit upset about the exclusive Amazon offering and the shift from the Android Market is a big loss for Google with such a big title at stake. However, they may not be too downhearted because from what we can gather the iOS version has not been as popular as the original Angry Birds title. Multiple users have written reviews claiming that the in-game advertising that reared it’s ugly head back in the older titles (the advertising kicks in when you press the pause button) has made a reappearance and the pigs that were so popular in other series are not evident.The main reason for the lack of pigs is that the game is based on the upcoming film RIO from Twentieth Century Fox, which incidentally comes out in theaters on April 15. The game was developed in conjunction with the film company and as such will feature the animated birds (Blu and Jewel) from the film. However, the premise of the game is similar in that you need to catapult your way across two episodes and 60 levels saving your bird friends and taking out monkeys along the way. There is also supposed to be plenty of new achievements and unlockable secrets for you to find.Graphically the game will be an improvement over the original, though as with Angry Birds Seasons, some of the older Android phones could potentially lag on certain levels if lots of action is going on.For non-Android and iOS users there is good news as Angry Birds Rio will be coming out shortly for Nokia Symbian^3 smartphones via the Ovi Store and for Palm WebOS devices via the Palm App Catalog on April 8.Read more at Tuawlast_img read more

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