SOUTHAMPTON (3-4-1-2)STEKELENBURG, SOARES, FONTE, VAN DIJK, TARGETT,WANYAMA, S DAVIS,WARD-PROWSE, TADIC, RODRIGUEZ, PELLEMAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)ROONEY, MATA, HERRERA, MEMPHIS,CARRICK, SCHNEIDERLIN,ROJO, SMALLING, DARMIAN, DE GEAManchester United suffered on two counts on Tuesday night. Not only did they lose 2-1 against Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in their first Champions League group game, but England left back Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of his leg and may miss the rest of the Barclays Premier League campaign.Wayne Rooney, still without a Premier League goal since April – and 14 hours and 34 minutes – missed the game in Holland with a hamstring injury and undergoes a test ahead of the trip to the south coast.The defeat against PSV came after an impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool in which Anthony Martial, the PS36 million teenager signed from French club Monaco, came on to score a hugely impressive goal on his debut.Martial got his first United start against PSV and, if Rooney’s is unavailable, he could continue in attack for United.Southampton arrive with an improved defensive record. After conceding five goals in their first two games, they have kept three straight clean sheets and gone a total of 276 minutes since they last conceded.The arrival of Celtic central defender Virgil van Dijk, for PS11.5 million, has helped the Saints’ rear-guard, but they are still without left-back Ryan Bertrand and centre half Florin Gardos.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “They make our jobs so much easier,” said physical therapist Lori Senft. “Dogs are a good motivating factor to get patients to do more. They distract them from thinking of their pain and change their attitude.” Laci was clearly enjoying her work, her eyes narrowing and lips broadening into a canine smile. “We have the therapy dogs here on campus at least once a week,” said Maria Strmsek, volunteer coordinator for the hospital and liaison for the therapy program. “We’ve even had them in intensive care; if the doctors think a patient will respond to the animal, they’re there.” Laci and Keesha, a 7-year-old English cocker spaniel with a glistening black coat and stubby tail that wags nonstop (“We call that her happy meter,” said handler Darlene Fraschetti), are two of 11 dogs that work the hospital corridors. “We find that the staff enjoys their visits as much as the patients do,” Fraschetti said as a nurse scratched Keesha behind the ears. “It’s a stress reliever for them.” Fraschetti had a special destination that afternoon: to spend some time with Colleen Faggiano, whose husband, Dan, had requested a visit. As Fraschetti put Keesha on a clean towel next to the young woman, Colleen’s eyes sparkled. Any pain from surgery she’d had the day before was forgotten – at least for the moment. “What a blessing,” she said, as she cupped Keesha’s muzzle in her hand. “You’re so sweet.” The Faggianos brought pictures of their own dog, Morgan, an 8-year-old golden retriever, to help Colleen stay focused and calm during and after the surgery. “We’re definitely dog people,” Dan said as Laci joined the growing crowd around his wife’s bed. Laci took a chair next to the bed, placing her paw near Colleen’s hand and patiently waiting for a pet. “Look at her, she’s so well-behaved,” Colleen said. “You’re a love bug.” Laci’s handler, Linda Provenzano, is an evaluator for Delta Society, a national group that provides the standards for therapy dogs across the country. She said that any mixed-breed dog more than a year old could qualify for the program if it has the right disposition and can pass a series of tests that challenge attention and tolerance. “They must be neutral dogs and resist the urge to run and play when they hear another dog. Of course, they have to be able to obey commands such as sit, come, stay and leave it when there are things on the ground,” she explained. “A lot has to do with the dog’s aptitude. They have to be able to tolerate loud noises, getting bumped and not reacting, angry yelling because we might encounter that in a hospital setting and exuberant petting like they might experience in a crowd of children. They can’t be bothered by things like that.” The Faggianos were so impressed with the program that they asked how their dog might become a therapy dog after Colleen is back on her feet. Provenzano recommended that they take Morgan to a grocery store parking lots and push shopping carts together – to get her used to loud noises – and to Starbucks, where a variety of dogs might be mingling on the patio. “Once she (Colleen) is out of the hospital, we want to train our dog and make other people feel better like Laci and Keesha have done,” Dan said. According to the Delta Society, animals help individuals in a health care setting focus on their environment instead of their ailments. Tests have shown that the simple act of petting a dog can dramatically decrease heart rate and blood pressure. Ultimately, owning a therapy dog is a serious commitment – all dogs are bathed once a week, their teeth professionally cleaned and they get a dry bath after each facility visit. “I brush Keesha at least 20 minutes a day,” Fraschetti said. “But it’s worth every minute when I see her and the patients so happy.” For information on pet therapy animals, visit the Delta Society’s Web site at www.deltasociety.org. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 email@example.com VALENCIA – The best medicine might just come with a cold nose and wagging tail. Handlers in the Pet Therapy program at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital say “You’ve made my day” is a familiar refrain when they take their pooches to patient rooms, physical therapy suites and the emergency department. “Good dog,” patient Josie Dominguez said as she pet Laci, a 9-year-old golden retriever during a recent rehabilitation session. Dominguez had suffered a stroke that paralyzed her left side; the motion of smoothing the dog’s fur was exactly the kind of repetitive movement the doctor ordered.
Victoria Campbell launched an appeal with us after her little black and white kitten went missing in the Mountain Top area in Letterkenny.Jess is only 15 weeks old.She said; “She is very friendly! My little three year old’s heart is broken”. If you have see Jess wandering around please don’t hesitate to message Donegal Daily’s Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.orgCan you help us bring Jess home? was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:found catkittenletterkennymissing catMountain Top
The Drake University women’s golf team is in the final few days of its Drake J-Term travel seminar, Chile and the Global Economy, which is taking place at Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile and has spent the last week and a half taking full advantage of this cultural immersion opportunity.Bulldog fans can see what the team has experienced and follow them on the last few day on Instagram searching the hashtag #ChileDawgs and on Twitter: Gracias Gustavo and Sport Frances for letting us play today! #ChileDawgs #SportFrances #ChileGolf #DrakeWGolf pic.twitter.com/f74PGs0Dp3— Drake Women’s Golf (@DrakeWGolf) January 11, 2018 Hiked up San Cristobal this morning! #beautiful #chiledawgs #DrakeWGolf pic.twitter.com/znc2Anlfsv— Drake Women’s Golf (@DrakeWGolf) January 10, 2018 Happy birthday flash mob dance for Maddie!! #22 #ChileDawgs #DrakeWGolf pic.twitter.com/YrG8VgIaVB— Drake Women’s Golf (@DrakeWGolf) January 10, 2018 Thank you Valle Escondido! We enjoyed playing on Friday and look forward to returning this week. #ChileDawgs pic.twitter.com/wQmbtTly0b— Drake Women’s Golf (@DrakeWGolf) January 14, 2018 Gotta know that exact number #ChileDawgs #500followers #questto1000 pic.twitter.com/Ue7s6EkTmx— Drake Women’s Golf (@DrakeWGolf) January 15, 2018 We had a great time at the traditional Chilean lunch yesterday! Tomorrow is our last day of class ?? #ChileDawgs #Tripofalifetime #DrakeWGolf #StrongerTogether #BeBlue pic.twitter.com/l2ow0XLgAv— Drake Women’s Golf (@DrakeWGolf) January 18, 2018 This hole was a little tight off the tee. #ChileDawgs #DrakeWGolf pic.twitter.com/S3IlgfVr5D— Drake Women’s Golf (@DrakeWGolf) January 14, 2018 Thank you Prof. Juan Nagal for sharing your insights about where Latin America is going! #ChileDawgs #DrakeWGolf #UANDES pic.twitter.com/iu9sftPPxB— Drake Women’s Golf (@DrakeWGolf) January 9, 2018Print Friendly Version
Declan Bonner will lead a Donegal Minor team into their first ever All-Ireland final on September 21.And Bonner was keen to praise Ethan O’Donnell whose point secured victory over Dublin.Donegal were two points down and kicking into Hill 16 but three points without reply, including the 59th minute winner from sub O’Donnell, secured victory. “Ethan has been outstanding for us whenever he’s come off the bench, you need that type of quality to turn games,” said Declan.“I’m absolutely delighted for the lads because I think back in my playing days, I lost an All-Ireland semi-final here in 1990 against Meath and there’s nothing worse than losing a semi-final.“We’ll be back now in three weeks’ time and we know Kerry are red-hot favourites but we’ll definitely be coming to win an All-Ireland minor final.” BONNER HAILS SUPER-SUB ETHAN’S WINNING POINT FOR MINORS was last modified: September 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:Declan BonnerDonegal minorsEthan O’Donnell
11 November 2003In Johannesburg’s Alexandra township there’s a car wash business called the Eksclusive Boyz Kar Wash. On the wall of the car wash is a mural of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko, created by MSE (Mzantsi Street Effects), a group of young graffiti specialists from Alex.The Eksclusive Boyz Kar Wash doubles as an exhibition space for Alex artists, exhibiting local artwork on its premises in an effort to develop skills in the community and, at the same time, to attract customers.Last year, Chris Maseneke and Mphane Tlhoaele of Eksclusive partnered with law firm Webber Wentzel Bowens to sponsor a young artists’ competition with the objective of uncovering local talent – and received over 100 entries from artists of 21 years or younger.This year, additional support from public-private initiative Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) enabled the competition to be promoted more widely in Alex, and following an extensive campaign on Alexandra community radio station ALEX FM, 110 entrants submitted work on the theme “Christmas Wish”.Work by 35 finalists, selected by a panel of judges, will be exhibited at the Upstairs@Bamboo gallery, Rustenburg Road, Melville, from November 11 to 17, and at the Webber Wentzel Bowens offices in Illovo from 21 November to 24 December. The art works will all be on sale, with proceeds going to the artists.The winners will be announced at a special event on November 21, and five winners will receive prizes totalling R17 000.Last year’s competition winner, 18-year-old Mandla Mavundla, said he “wanted to prove a point to those people who think that Alex doesn’t have talent. I believe that people in Alexandra suffer a lot and need a saviour. I believe that the person who will help our people in Alex will be born in Alex and understand the standard of living in Alex.”Some of the artworks from last year’s competition can be viewed on the Webber Wentzel Bowens website.Basa CEO Nicola Danby said the partnership between Webber Wentzel Bowens and Eksclusive “shows clearly how the corporate sector can engage positively and imaginatively with the community, and make a real difference to people’s lives, through the arts.”Basa, a joint initiative between government and the business sector, aims to promote sustainable partnerships between the private sector and the arts that will, in the long term, benefit the community at large.SouthAfrica.info reporter
Social analytics company Linkfluence began migrating from CouchDB to Riak recently. A blog post by Linkfluence’s Franck Cuny explains the reasons and sheds some light on the advantages and disadvantages of different non-relational databases.Linkfluence used CouchDB primarily to store Web content and metadata. It uses other databases such as PostgresSQL, MongoDB and Redis for other purposes.So why the switch?CouchDB stores every revision as a new document, and keeps the entire history of revisions. Linkfluence didn’t need this sort of versioning, and the revisions were starting to bloat its database. (However, a Hacker News commenter notes that this can be changed with the ‘_revs_limit’ setting.)CouchDB stores the entire database as one file. As Linkfluence’s database grew larger than one terrabyte, this became problematic.Cuny writes that he had problems with CouchDB crashing randomly, but notes that the last version of the database was “quite stable.”Cuny writes that Linkfluence had the following requirements for a replacement:easy to replicateno master/slavea REST interfaceshardingAlthough the company had to write its own Perl client, Cuny and company were generally impressed with Riak and its sponsor company Basho. For more information on Basho, check out our previous coverage.Does this mean CouchDB is a bad product? No. It just wasn’t the right tool for this job.Last year, the CouchDB team has focused on solving one problem in particular: offline access to data. The new Couchbase project may go in a different direction, but the classic CouchDB continues to focus on offline access. Meanwhile, BigCouch from Cloudant aims to address some of the scalability issues that Linkfluence faced.We expect to see a lot more cases like this as developers feel out the strengths of various new technologies. Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#cloud Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finley Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now What I write here will be unpopular with some. Maybe even many, and maybe a majority in some circles. When everything is conflated to bits and bytes and atoms, the idea that we humans are something more, something special, is an idea considered quaint.All Commercial RelationshipsThe idea that relationships no longer matter in sales—or commercial relationships, more generally—has captured the imagination of business leaders and entrepreneurs. They look at Bezos and recognize the value of a transactional approach, one that scales without the messy, expensive, massively variable performance of human beings and one that relies on technology and the promise of consistency. Revenue and profit are generated by and through transactions, and more transactions is better than fewer, and faster is better than slower.Consumers, we are told, want what they want, when they want, and how they want it. They want a reduction in friction and expect to have it by clicking a link. Or, simply walking into a store, filling your cart, and walking out without being bothered to swipe their credit card. The transaction is the relationship, because the purchase is transactional, requiring no greater value than what is generated when the product is the value proposition.It is a mistake to apply this model to all commercial interactions, especially when the decision is strategic, requires significant investments, comes with risk, and where their area different approaches, different choices, and the potential for huge variations in results. Optimizing for efficiency through technology is the exact opposite of what is necessary to be effective and successful.Consultative RelationshipsWhy are relationships crucial to these types of decisions? There is an advantage created for both the salesperson and their prospective client that is created through intimacy. There is a trust that is created when a person is other-oriented and really knows and understand their prospective client. That trust is generated, in part, by the salesperson understanding the context of the decision, the company’s goals, their strategy, and what they need to do to succeed. Trust is also the byproduct of knowing the individuals who are making and executing decisions and how they operate together.As a salesperson, if your prospective client (or client) thinks of you as an insider, as one of us, you hold a commanding share of their mind share—and are more than likely to hold a commanding share of their spending in your category. In all things human, trying to be efficient is contra to effectiveness. Faster isn’t better than better. Relationships require an investment of time and energy, making them expensive to create and maintain. That said, they are still not as expensive as not having the relationship, poorly serving your prospective clients, and losing to others who are willing to make investments you avoid.Credibility is important, but intimacy creates a preference. Refuse ideas that ignore the many factors that compel change and preference.If what you sell is a something that should be a transaction, by all means, transact, and do so with great haste. But if what you sell should be a consultative sale, develop the relationships that allow you to be consultative, to occupy the role of trusted advisor (even though you should never describe yourself as such). Investing in the idea that you should seek transactional efficiency and that relationships don’t matter is a mistake of the first order.
Senior Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar moved up a rung to third while VVS Laxman rose four positions to achieve a career-best eighth in the latest ICC Test Rankings released on Wednesday.The 37-year-old Tendulkar scored 98 and 38 runs in the first Test against Australia in Mohali which India won by one-wicket on Tuesday. As a result, he improved his ranking by one place which puts him in third position in the list which is headed by Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara with India opener Virender Sehwag in second place.Tendulkar’s third position is his highest ranking since the Hamilton Test against New Zealand in December 2002.He now trails Sehwag by 13 ratings points and another solid performance with the bat in the second Test, which starts in Bangalore from October 9, could potentially put him in second place for the first time since October 2002.Also on the charge was VVS Laxman whose unbeaten 73 proved to be the cornerstone of India’s thrilling victory.Interestingly, Laxman in the past has peaked thrice in 2001, 2003 and 2007 – all against Australia.Rahul Dravid has moved up one place to 22nd spot but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have fallen to 16th and 37th positions, respectively.Australia opener Shane Watson, who scored 126 and 56, has also made a big impact on the rankings as he has vaulted nine places to claim a career-best 30th position.The news is not very good for the other Australia batsmen as Michael Clarke, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey and Marcus North have all slipped in the latest rankings.advertisementClarke has fallen five places to share eighth spot with Laxman, Katich has dropped three places to 12th spot, Ponting has slipped two places to 19th position, Hussey shares 28th position with Ramnaresh Sarwan of the West Indies after falling six places while North now sits in 52nd after dropping five places.In the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, pacers Zaheer Khan of India and Australia’s pair of Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus have achieved career-best rankings.Zaheer, who was declared man of the match for his eight wickets, has moved into fifth position, while Bollinger’s five wickets in the Mohali Test has helped him rise to eighth spot and Hilfenhaus is in the top 20 for the first time in 20th position.Mitchell Johnson is also on the move and his five wickets have lifted him two places to fourth position.Dale Steyn leads the bowling table with England off-spinner Graeme Swann in second spot.In the ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders, Watson has moved up by two places and now sits just outside the top five in sixth spot. The list is headed by Jacques Kallis of South Africa with New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori in second place.
Asked how optimistic he is about bringing back Durant, an emotionally exhausted Myers said, simply, “I don’t know” while noting of free agency “it’s never what you think.”“He’s a guy who’s been, like I said, what more can we ask for from him?” Myers said. “He’s been everything to us, the guy has been everything that we could have ever dreamed. He’s been an awesome member of this organization. There’s so much he does in the community that probably doesn’t get as many headlines, things he’s done in D.C., his foundation, how he kind of lives his life. We’re lucky to have been around him. Hopefully we’ll keep doing that.”All season, the Warriors were determined to cherish this ride together knowing the roster could look far different once training camp rolls around in September — along with the venue as Golden State moves across the bay to the new Chase Center in San Francisco. Golden State’s players also insist they have never taken for granted the special five-year run featuring three championships and five consecutive Finals berths.“In the history of this NBA you could highlight every team that was supposed to win or had the best team and all the different story lines. And 82 games and a full playoff run, a lot can happen,” Stephen Curry said. “It’s just a matter of how much you fight and just leave it all out there on the floor. I think the way that we have talked and described this journey and whatnot, I don’t think there’s ever been a situation where we have taken anything for granted. And that’s something I can look back and just hold.“We all can hold our head high that we gave it everything we got. … Two guys who go down and the game’s kind of taken away from them in those moments, it’s not a good feeling at all. And it’s kind of a helpless feeling in terms of two freak plays that send these guys back to the locker room. So it’s tough, but it’s part of basketball, it’s part of the game. Again, I just hope their recoveries are strong and they come back better than they were before.”ADVERTISEMENT “Well, the injury kind of throws everything for a loop, so I have no idea what Kevin’s going to do,” Kerr said Friday. “I know that we all want him back, and we think this is a great situation for him and vice versa. So, hopefully we get him back and keep this thing going with the understanding that he’s a free agent and we want what’s best for him, and he’s free to make any choice he wants. Hopefully he’s back, and we will all give him any advice, any counsel that he needs. And ultimately he’s going to make his own decision. He’s earned that.”A day after losing Game 6 of the Finals to the champion Toronto Raptors, Kerr and general manager Bob Myers braced for an uncertain summer while still trying to cope with the heartbreak of seeing Durant go down in Game 5. Then Klay Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee during the third quarter of Thursday night’s 114-110 loss in the final game at Oracle Arena. Durant was injured in Game 5 on Monday night in Toronto, then underwent surgery Wednesday in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“This year more than any other tested the fabric of our team,” Myers said. “It’s hard to not value a championship as much as I value short of winning a championship, and in some ways more than winning a championship, this year I might have been the proudest of our resolve. I don’t know if that’s evident. I hear that from people in the Bay Area, the support we’ve gotten, the things people say about kind of conducting ourselves as champions. That stuff matters. Winning matters, too, obviously. It all matters. Try to continue to hang onto that culture.”In February, Durant became frustrated over all the fuss and speculation about where he might play next season, and said “I’m trying to play basketball.” He signed a two-year contract last summer that includes a player option for the 2019-20, so Durant can become a free agent to pursue a maximum five-year deal. The Warriors are expected to try to sign both Durant and Thompson to those max contracts. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after teammate Klay Thompson was injured during the second half against the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant.Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn’t about to guess. Especially now that the two-time NBA Finals MVP is headed for what could be a yearlong recovery from surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Thompson’s knee surgery has not yet been set. Kerr doesn’t expect to ever see two injuries this severe in consecutive Finals games again.He was still stunned a day later, and Myers, too. Now the GM must immediately turn his focus toward next week’s draft and then free agency. Both expressed their tremendous pride in how the Warriors fought despite being denied a three-peat.“You’re talking about two career-altering injuries to two of your best players in back-to-back Finals games. Unheard of. 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