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Udinese director confirms Liverpool’s ‘concrete interest’ in Poland ace

first_img Piotr Zielinski is currently on loan at Empoli from Udinese 1 Udinese have confirmed Liverpool are chasing Piotr Zielinski and that he “has the eyes of the Premier League on him”.The midfielder has shone in Serie A this season during his loan spell with Empoli, finding the net four times.The 21-year-old is due to return to Udinese in the summer, but clubs are desperate to snap him up.Juventus and Roma are keen on the Poland international but Udinese’s director of sport, Cristiano Giaretta, has revealed Liverpool want Zielinski.“There is interest from Liverpool and it is concrete interest,” Giaretta told Radio Punto Zero.“He is doing very well and has the eyes of the Premier League on him.”WATCH: Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski scores but gets booked as team-mate takes his shirt offlast_img read more

NHL roundup: Mogilny’s goal beats Panthers

first_imgat New Jersey 4, Florida 3 Alexander Mogilny had the game-winning goal and two assists in the Devils’ win over the Panthers. Martin Brodeur stopped 21 shots for the Devils, who snapped a two-game losing streak in which they were outscored 10-2. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! at Montreal 4, Boston 3 Alexander Perezhogin scored midway through the third period to cap the Canadiens’ second rally. Jose Theodore of Montreal made 20 saves, including holding off Boston on a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:13 shortly after Perezhogin’s goal. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Phoenix 4, at Edmonton 3 (OT) Derek Morris scored one minute into overtime to give the Coyotes the victory over the Oilers in Wayne Gretzky’s first game in Edmonton as an NHL coach. Oleg Saprykin scored twice in the first period for the Coyotes and Shane Doan added a goal in the third. at Vancouver 6, Chicago 2 Daniel Sedin, Mattias Ohlund and Sami Salo scored in a four-minute span early in the second period to lead the Canucks past the Blackhawks. Ohlund added his second goal later in the period, and Brendan Morrison and Markus Naslund scored in the third. last_img read more

Football Picked Third in PFL Preseason Coaches’ Poll

first_imgDrake, which is set to begin its first season under new head coach Todd Stepsis, received 64 points and one first place vote. The Bulldogs were just one point behind Dayton, which earned 65 points and two first place votes. Defending champion, San Diego, is picked to win the conference for the ninth-straight season as the Toreros claimed 79 points and seven first place votes. 7. Butler 37 Drake starts the 2019 season Aug. 31 at North Dakota. The Bulldogs host Truman State Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in their home opener at Drake Stadium. Team Points Pioneer Football League 2019 Preseason Coaches’ Poll  Print Friendly Version 1. San Diego (7) 79 8. Jacksonville 30 ST. LOUIS – The Drake University football team is picked third in the Pioneer Football League standings in a preseason vote of the league’s head coaches, the PFL office announced Tuesday, July 30. 5. Davidson 48 2. Dayton (2) 65 First-place votes in parentheses. Nine points awarded for a first-place vote, with one point less for each succeeding place. (Maximum score = 81) Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. 6. Stetson 44 The upcoming 2019 season marks the 27th year for the Pioneer Football League – the nation’s only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The league will feature 10 teams each playing an eight-game schedule to determine the league champion and recipient of the automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Championship. For tickets to catch the Bulldogs at Drake Stadium this season, visit www.DrakeTix.com, or call (515) 271-DOGS. 9. Morehead State 15 Valparaiso 15 4. Marist 52 3. Drake (1) 64last_img read more

ROSE OF TRALEE ELYSHA IS COMING TO GLENTIES!

first_imgRose of Tralee Elysha Brennan.The Glenties Community Development Group are proud to announce that Elysha Brennan the 2015 Rose of Tralee will be their special guest at this year’s Harvest Fair.Elysha will be helping with judging of the Harvest Queen and will also be present for the Harvest Fair Parade where along with our own Queen, she will lead the parade.Elysha is very proud of her Portnoo, Ardara and Glenties connections will be made very welcome at the Harvest Fair.ROSE OF TRALEE ELYSHA IS COMING TO GLENTIES! was last modified: August 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalElysha BrennanGlentiesRose of Traleelast_img read more

Half-time: Fulham 0 Newcastle 0

first_imgLewis Holtby had Fulham’s best chance to give them a deserved lead in the first half against Newcastle.The on-loan Tottenham midfielder forced Tim Krul into an outstretched save when he attempted to curl the ball inside the keeper’s far post from distance.The impressive Holtby almost set up Cauley Woodrow and John Heitinga earlier on with two dangerous-looking crosses into the penalty area, but the pair could not provide the finishinng touches.And David Stockdale, who replaced Maartn Stekelenburg in goal, produced a superb save to stop Papiss Cisse from poking Newcastle into the lead just before half-time.Whites manager Felix Magath named a youthful-looking side as they fight desperately to avoid relegation, with Sascha Riether and John Arne Riise both dropping to the bench.Both £12m January signing Kostas Mitroglou and Aston Villa loanee Darren Bent missed out on the squad altogether.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Far-Out Science

first_imgThe following list of bizarre stories coming from science news outlets is jarring on two fronts: it shows how little scientists understand, and calls into question what counts as science these days.  Some stories illustrate one or the other; some both.Roar of the aurora aura:  Both Saturn and Mars turned up auroras that are mystifying scientists.  Electromagnetism was pretty much figured out in the 19th century – so they say, but theory did not predict an aurora this large in the area where it was found on Saturn’s north pole.  It didn’t predict the perfect geometric hexagon of cloud formations there either.  On Mars, physicists did not expect the planet’s patchy magnetic field to be strong enough to generate an aurora.Grape big puzzle:  If the BBC News story is correct, the Cambrian Explosion problem just got worse.  Fossil trackways previously thought to be evidence for Precambrian worms might have been made instead by grape-sized single-celled protozoans moving millimeters per day.  If so, that means there were no bilaterian organisms lighting the fuse for the explosion of life forms to come.In the beginning, hydrogen:  If atomic hydrogen was the most abundant element coming out of the big bang, why is there so little of it at 11.5 billion light-years?  PhysOrg puzzled over that: “If anything, hydrogen was expected to be more abundant so early in the life of the Universe because it had not yet been consumed by the formation of all the stars and galaxies we know today.”  Was it all plasma back then? the article asked.  If so, what would that do to theories of galaxy evolution?Wild wild web:  Orb-web spiders go nuts in space, spinning webs in chaotic patterns.  Space.com shows a picture. Gut feeling:  There are 10 times more species of micro-organisms in your colon than scientists thought, Science Daily reported.Secret network:  New Scientist reported on “previously unknown way in which animal cells can communicate with each other.”  A nano-network of tubes apparently provides a path for proteins to move from cell to cell. Fuel economy:  Oil may not come from squishing dinosaurs, but from a fungus acting on biomass, reported Live Science about a fungus that is highly efficient at making biofuel directly.  “In fact, it’s so good at turning plant matter into fuel that researchers say their discovery calls into question the whole theory of how crude oil was made by nature in the first place.”Paranoia:  They’re out to get us.  The aliens are everywhere.  The universe is teeming with them.  That was not printed in New Schizophrenic; it was printed in New Scientist.  You don’t even need a habitable zone any more.  Just add water, a little heat, and presto: life.  It doesn’t seem to bother these scientists that there is no empirical evidence for it.Cool your GW jets:  One of the most forward-looking and futuristic scientists of our age, who has had no trouble imagining life on frozen worlds and aliens able to harvest all the light of their dimming stars in huge spheres, doesn’t buy global warming.  Freeman Dyson, who taught physics for 41 years at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, and has received 21 honorary degrees, is unimpressed by the models and methods of the Global Warming consensus, reported Town Topics, a Princeton newsletter.  Dyson thinks the proponents of anthropogenic global warming are “tremendously dogmatic.”  The self-styled rebel warned an audience that “When science gets rich it becomes political.”What’s yanking on my spacetime fabric?  Something’s out there.  We can’t see it and don’t know what it is – but it’s tugging on the universe, said National Geographic News.  The culprits could be anything: “As bizarre as you could imagine—some warped space-time,” the protagonist said.  On the other hand, though, it could be “something dull.”  Whatever it is, finding it was a “great surprise” and would require “explaining the unexplainable.”  There’s hope, though; “Not everyone is ready to rewrite physics just yet.”An unexpected link?  Are the half-lives of radioactive elements constant?  Science News spent four pages last week examining the possibility that decay rates are influenced by the sun.  The editor even commented on the article; “Maybe radioactivity hasn’t revealed all its mysteries,” he said.  He recounted several instances in the 20th century when consensus views about radioactivity were overthrown.  “To be sure,” Tom Siegfried said, “there’s no reason yet to throw out the nuclear physics textbooks.”  Human error is often the problem – not the laws of physics.  “But you never know.  Radioactivity has a way of revealing some of nature’s best-kept secrets.”Quantum indeterminism:  Is the whole edifice of quantum physics about to come unglued?  PNAS published a paper by Aage Bohr, the fourth son of Niels Bohr, who with two colleagues is upsetting the atomic world view.  In its place, they offered a geometric world view, “which recognizes the occurrence of events, clicks in counters [as in radioactive decay], coming without a cause, referred to as fortuitous.”  They hastened to explain why this is not the death of science.  But what would a traditional cosmologist or historian of science think of the following:Through fortuity, space�time invariance itself thus acquires a hitherto unrecognized role.  Departing from the norms of physical theory, the uncaused click is not a measurement of something, and the reality mirrored in the distributions is the geometry of space time itself, and not a property of an imagined object.  The geometric world view involves only the dimensions of space and time, and the absence of an irreducible dimension of mass is seen as the result of the discovery of new physical phenomena.  Accordingly Planck’s constant has no place in fundamental theory and is seen as a relic of dimensions that have become superfluous. Considering what scientists have told us is true about some of these things before, how can anyone trust what they are telling us now?  Scientific truth ain’t what it used to be, and maybe science isn’t, either.  If the mission statement of science ever was to follow the evidence where it leads, without bias, toward gaining understanding of the workings of nature, what happened?    A new book on the history of science reviewed by Thomas F. Gieryn, a sociologist at Indiana University, in Science, 1 may provide insight.  The book is The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation by Steven Shapin (University of Chicago Press, 2008).  Shapin examined the difference between academic science (going on in the research universities) and corporate science (out to make a profit).  Both groups distrust each other; Shapin “is impatient with cultural commentators and academic social theorists who align virtue only with a ‘pure science’ ideal and university-based inquiry and who often treat industrial and entrepreneurial science (or science done in big teams at state facilities) as corruptions of what makes science and scientists ‘good.’”    The idealized vision of the pure scientist is largely gone, most philosophers of science admit these days.  The ivory tower vs the greed-motivated entrepreneur is too simplistic; “surely reality is somewhere in between,” Gieryn said, agreeing with Shapin.  For instance, university scientists are subject to some of the same pressures and selfish motivations of the corporate researcher, such as being “distracted by teaching and endless committees and where the need to refresh one’s grants speeds up the treadmill as it forces research agendas to align themselves with mandates of funding agencies.”    What sets a good scientist apart, then?  Shapin called his book a “moral history” of science for a reason.  A prerequisite for good science, regardless of venue, is personal character and morality:What makes Shapin’s attention to industrial and entrepreneurial research so compelling is how different today’s technoscience looks when contrasted with histories in which pure science in universities becomes the gold standard.  In these other sites of science, Shapin finds the paradox that gives the book its spring.  Research managers at Bell Labs or General Electric judge scientists not only on their impressive credentials and technical skills but also by their personal dispositions for working well in large, variegated, transient, and loosely organized teams.  Venture capitalists must, in the face of massive uncertainties about whether an invention will yield profits, rely on character judgments about the personal trustworthiness and dedication of this particular scientist or engineer, who may differ little from a thousand others in terms of bench skills or academic achievements.  The Scientific Life provokes us to discard worn-out understandings that science outside universities is necessarily aberrant and that the credibility of scientific knowledge no longer depends upon moral judgments about the experts who make reality claims.  In that task, the book succeeds masterfully.In other words, character counts.1.  Thomas F. Gieryn, “History of Science: Who Scientists Are Now,” Science, 21 November 2008: Vol. 322. no. 5905, pp. 1189-1190, DOI: 10.1126/science.1166262.Last month we saw Dyche Mullins say that what sets a good scientist apart is intuition – trusting one’s instincts (10/21/2008).  And then we asked why that makes science any more special than football coaching or prosecuting a case or hunting.  Notice that Gieryn just referred to “experts who make reality claims” (i.e., scientists), but are you convinced by the reality claims in the 12 stories above?  Some of these scientists wouldn’t know reality from Reality TV.  If asked to define reality philosophically, it is doubtful they could defend what they believe as being really real.  They couldn’t tell us where their presuppositions stop and their empiricism begins.  If what they told us yesterday was scientific fact is now obsolete, how are we to trust what they are telling us now?    A common tactic of the leftist secularist Darwin-worshiping crowd is to call their critics “anti-science.”  That mud won’t stick.  If by science they mean its original intent of “knowledge” gained by honest pursuit of the truth, following the evidence where it leads, then no one could be more pro-science than the Darwin doubters.  They are willing to risk reputation and even livelihood for standing up to dogma masquerading as scientific knowledge.  But if by science the Darwinists are talking about the institutions of ivory-tower elitists who enforce consensus with punishment, then any honest citizen should be anti-that.  Michael Crichton, the best-selling author who died this month, bravely told a group of scientists in 2003 what one of their own would be afraid to say: “There is no such thing as consensus science.  If it’s consensus, it isn’t science.  If it’s science, it isn’t consensus.  Period.”  This lecture, available from Stephen Schneider at Stanford, was a refreshing break from the herd mentality of the academic environment.    Gieryn and Shapin did not describe good science in terms of its methods, its institutions and its libraries.  They boiled it down to character: personal trustworthiness, honesty, and the ability to make moral judgments.  Doesn’t that apply to every scholarly endeavor?  The same character requirement should apply to the historian, the lawyer (don’t laugh; there are some honest lawyers), the philosopher, the theologian, the architect, the teacher – indeed, to everyone.  Each of us makes truth claims sometimes.  By definition, one cannot pursue truth without honesty.  Did you ever find honesty mentioned in the scientific method?    Science’s claim to privilege is supposed to depend on its way of acquiring knowledge of the natural world.  As we have seen, though, the word “natural” is slippery and ill-defined (11/09/2008).  Science overlaps with many other fields of inquiry.  The word is broadly applied in areas where it probably does not belong.  The institutions that encapsulate science encapsulate other things, not all of them savory, and some true science occurs outside the capsule.  For instance, when you find a scientist positing entities that cannot be detected even in principle, or punishing a colleague who doesn’t go along with the consensus, or appealing to the Stuff Happens Law to explain something, is that person doing better science than a citizen researcher, just because he or she wears the scientist label or has a degree in science?  A dishonest scientist does not deserve any more respect than a devious lawyer or a shaman.  To be really pro-science, you must be pro-honesty.  Since honesty does not emerge from matter in motion, that rules out many scientists-so-called who have excluded the Source of honesty from their world view.(Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

More investment will follow BPO giant Into South Africa

first_imgTeleTech is the first multinational company to benefit from a new incentive plan launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) which has identified the business process outsourcing sector as a major future source of employment.“The BPO industry is poised for significant growth in the near future and South Africa is an ideal location to set up base,” says Johnston. “We deliver competitive advantages compared with other countries in terms of our geographic location and time zone, the quality of our infrastructure, our human resources and the widespread usage of English.”The Colorado-based TeleTech Holdings Inc is one of the largest global providers of BPO solutions. Construction of its new facility in Salt River, Cape Town, started today at a ground breaking ceremony attended by senior government officials.TeleTech has already announced that it plans a number of new facilities in South Africa. This will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs in the BPO industry. The company already employs more than 50 000 people in 18 countries and Cape Town is its first base on the African continent.Ms Johnston says the TeleTech investment is a high-profile example of the success of the trade and investment missions organised jointly by the IMC and the dti. “For the past five years we have conducted at least one mission a year – twice to the USA, Europe and the UK, and in October this year we went to India for the first time.“We use these missions to inform the business communities in these countries about opportunities and prospects for trade and investment and to connect them with local contacts.“I am optimistic that we will see an increasing flow of trade and investment from companies that have come to know South Africa better through these visits,” says JohnstonENDSIssued by: Meropa Communications On behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry and the International Marketing Council of South Africa Enquiries: For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact: Lauretta Theys: Meropa Communications Telephone: 083 444 4755, Email: laurettat@meropa.co.zalast_img read more

5. Piketon farmer’s ingenuity scores him a U.S. patent

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One hot summer of dealing with the task of connecting his old 330 John Deere hay baler’s driveshaft to the PTO of his John Deere 6230 was quite enough for 80-year-old Roy Noel. As Noel was working on his rolling-hill farm in Pike County, he came up with a solution for this painstaking chore and a handy tool worthy of a U.S. patent.last_img

Facebook Could Change Telephones Forever

first_imgTags:#Analysis#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img There is no Facebook phone, the world’s largest social network told everyone firmly last year. Instead, the company said this afternoon, there are “dozens” of phones that will include a deep software integration with Facebook features and some with Facebook branding on the hardware. (Above, the INQ Cloud Touch.) Make no mistake, Facebook is taking clear steps to use software and brand licensing to change the way we relate to our phones. Might this new level of socialization of the phone be of comparable historic impact to telephone network interoperability or the rise of the mobile phone? Sarah Perez covered these phones from a technical perspective this morning from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. What does a phone like this mean, though, in terms of user experience and cultural implications?What does this kind of integration mean for users? It means that our online multi-media social connections, with the very different texture of interactions we’ve had with them, will now intersect with the old-fashioned world of telephone calls. Looking at the interface above, there’s so much more going on here than pressing numbers to start a voice exchange.It means that the interruptive nature of voice and SMS is now combined with the ever-present stream of the Facebook Newsfeed. That feed will be neither one-to-one like most phone calls are today, nor many-to-many like the old fashioned telephone “party lines.” On those party lines neighbors all spoke at once on a common line, sharing gossip and arguments. They had to ask everyone else to get off the phone in order to have important, private calls. Instead, a Facebook phone will offer a visual presentation of many different individuals’ broadcasts and interactions among themselves. You may pick up your phone and see an update from your mother, followed by an update from your co-worker, but those two people might not ever know each other. They have their own view into the intersecting streams of personal updates and activities of the people they know. I honestly believe that the psychological, cultural and political impacts of the Newsfeed experience – where our minds assume that all the people we see are themselves seeing something like we do, but in fact they are not – have not yet begun to be considered. Hundreds of millions of people have been using the Newsfeed already, it’s become the dominant metaphor for all social software, beyond Facebook. But its convergence into the front face of a mobile device also used for voice communication and telling time is very meaningful. I intend to ask some anthropologists for their thoughts, for example.Facebook Phones Will Ship BrokenAt the same time, there’s something worrisome about Facebook offering the lens through which we see our phones, too – isn’t there? These Facebook phones aren’t going to do much for your connection with friends on Twitter or Flickr. Why is the asynchronous, social-stream part of our mobile communication going to be siloed? Old fashioned telephones began with no network at all – just wires from one phone to another. If you wanted to talk to more than one person, you had to get another phone. When you wanted someone to pick up the phone, you made whistling sounds into it until they heard you and picked it up!In time corporate phone networks evolved and then later still, phone owners were able to call outside their own network and speak to customers of other phone companies. Imagine what it would be like if AT&T customers couldn’t call T-Mobile customers from their phones! There likely wouldn’t be a T-Mobile, or a Verizon, or very much competition. And without that competition, there would be little reason for dominate companies to innovate.Facebook will likely argue that any other networks of interest can flow through Facebook itself, but it’s a company – not a neutral protocol.The telephone has always been a social technology, so let’s not let Facebook say it’s going to “make the phone social.” It is going to change things, though. I think those changes are going to be dramatic. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Don’t Do It Because It Is Wrong. Not Because of Social Media.

first_img“Don’t do that because, in the age of social media, you could hurt your reputation.”Wrong. The reason not to do something immoral, illegal, unethical, or simply self-oriented is not because someone might post about it on social media. It is not because word of mouth is now broadcast with a digital megaphone. The reason not to do these things is because they conflict with your values.Character Is Non-NegotiableCharacter isn’t negotiable. It isn’t something that you have when you believe you might be found out, and lack when you believe no one is looking. You have character, or your do not.If your dream client doesn’t know what they should be paying for your services and you decide to charge them more because they lack the knowledge or experience to know better, you are violating step one of being a trusted advisor. There may be nothing illegal about charging a client who lacks information a higher price, but it is the kind of egocentric move that displays a lack of character and self-orientation.Pushing a prospective client to make a decision they are not ready to make isn’t illegal. It may not rise to being immoral, but we could argue about whether or not that is true. Blasting through a prospect’s objections and treating their concerns as unimportant so you can get ink on paper isn’t about serving them, even if you believe that your solution is exactly what they need. Instead, it demonstrates a lack of caring.Making the sale under these conditions doesn’t make you a good salesperson. It means you aren’t a very good salesperson at all. If you were a good salesperson, you’d possess the skillful means to make the sale and help your client with their concerns.Don’t worry about social media. Worry about your character. Don’t worry about other people finding out and deciding not to business with you. Worry about who you are as a person. Good character prevents you from ever having to worry about a bad reputation. And character is worth referring.last_img read more