Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom: Preview, confirmed teams and live commentary

first_img Getty They are the leading scorers in the division – 25 goals scored in 10 matches – and West Brom will be confident of securing another win on Wednesday at Hillsborough.Sheffield Wednesday sit perfectly mid-table at this stage of the campaign, with a position of 12th and a goal difference of zero.The Owls did secure an impressive result last time out, however, holding Marcelo Bielsa’s excellent Leeds side to a 1-1 draw on Friday night.What the managers are sayingJos Luhukay (Sheffield Wednesday): “It will be hard and tough for us but anything can happen in this league and we will go into the game with a good plan, strong focus and give 100%. I have the trust in my players.”Darren Moore (West Brom): “You don’t get any God given right to win matches. You’ve got to apply yourselves right to win games as a group, collectively. We are showing that, whether it’s away or home, we are going about our business in the right, professional manner. We’re trying to implement your style of play and hopefully people are seeing that.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom, kick-off 19:45. Click here for the Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom live stream Team newsSheffield Wednesday: Dawson, Palmer, Odomah, Pelupessy, Lees, Nuhiu, Reach, Hector, Pudil, Penney, ForestieriSubs: Wildsmith, Thorniley, Kirby, Preston, Shaw, Joao, FletcherWest Brom: Johnstone, Bartley, Gibbs, Livermore, Brunt, Mears, Barnes, Gayle, Rodriguez, Dawson, HegaziSubs: Myhill, Robson-Kanu, Barry, Edwards, Hoolahan, Adarabioyo, Field 1 This week’s talkSPORT commentariescenter_img talkSPORT 2 brings you full commentary of Wednesday’s Championship match-up between Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom, who will be hoping to return to the top of the table.Darren Moore’s Baggies were knocked off first place by Leeds and Middlesbrough, who both won their respective fixtures on Tuesday evening. Moore was rewarded with the permanent position after his excellent spell as caretaker manager last season Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTENlast_img read more

Two if By Sea: Earliest Americans Boated Down the Coast

first_imgThe textbook theory of the first migration to the Americas across a land bridge is “dead in the water.”Early people were smarter than anthropologists thought. They didn’t wait till the ice melted to cross the Bering Sea by a land bridge, as textbooks have taught for decades. They made canoes and boats and traveled along the coast. And why did they discover America? Because it was there. They had a spirit of exploration, just like many people do today.That’s the new story coming from Eske Willerslev and colleagues, publishing in Nature. Ewen Callaway, writing in the same issue of Nature, explains how new evidence from cores along the assumed land-bridge route show the area was uninhabitable when the first migrants were thought to avail themselves of a route to America. “It’s 1,500 kilometres,” says co-author David Meltzer. “You can’t pack a lunch and do it in a day.” Willerslev believes these people had some common sense, according to Live Science‘s coverage:The first Americans were clearly curious explorers, but they were also realists, Willerslev said.“We are talking [932 miles] 1,500 kilometers you have to pass with ice caps on each side. It’s not like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m just taking a three-day hike,’” Willerslev told Live Science. “Humans won’t take the trip unless you have resources to sustain yourself along the way.”Additional evidence comes from occupation sites in South America earlier than the time evolutionary anthropologists thought the land bridge was accessible, e.g.,. at pre-Clovis sites in Chile dated 14,000 years ago. PhysOrg calls the old theory “biologically unviable” in light of the new evidence. To get where they got, they would have had to be inventive, using boats or canoes to travel the coastline. Later migrants probably did use the land bridge after enough ice had melted to allow plants and mammals to arrive as food sources (dated 12,600 years ago).Something drove the early arrivals to get to North America by a coastal route, and it wasn’t just hunger. Callaway writes,The fact that early humans advanced to the Americas despite continent-sized glaciers standing in the way has also prompted him to rethink the conventional wisdom that early humans, like other animals, migrated solely in search of food.“Just like people today are trying to reach the top of Mount Everest or the South Pole, I’m sure these hunter-gatherers were also explorers and curious about what would be on the other side of these glacier caps,” he says. “When you first reach California, why would you go further? Why not just stay in the Bay Area?”A recent paper in PNAS came to the same conclusion, National Geographic points out. Studying fossil DNA, a team constrained the date of migration by showing that bison were not available as a food source till after the first arrivers had crossed over.European Farmer-GatherersAnother upset for anthropologists comes from the other side of the globe. Writing in The Conversation, Gaffney and Allaby present a conundrum that “Ancient Britons had wheat 2,000 years before they had farms.” If they were smart enough to trade, how could they enjoy the Breakfast of Champions for millennia without becoming curious about how to manufacture Wheaties themselves? The dates are 8,000 years after the curious explorers in Siberia had already reached Chile by boat.Wheat has been found in a settlement on England’s south coast dating back to 6000BC – 2000 years before farming reached Britain. This finding overturns many cherished archaeological beliefs – or myths – about the era. Though they were once patronised as simplistic hunter-gatherers, it turns out early Britons must have been active traders with the agricultural superpowers of their day in France and the Balkans. It’s time to reassess Mesolithic man.PhysOrg writes that “hunger-gatherers experimented with farming in Turkey before migrating to Europe.” An open-access paper in Current Biology admits that “the timing and process of this movement remain unclear.” Farming appeared in several areas “quasi-synchronously” in Anatolia (modern Turkey) in the late 10th and 9th centuries BC, they say, reaching Europe shortly after. This despite many tens of thousands of years of ancestors equal in stature and mental capacity never imagining how it would have made life easier to plant some seeds instead of looking all over for them.Chuck Klosterman has a new book out, But What If We’re Wrong? that posits everything we believe today will be wrong in 500 years. In an interview on Live Science, Jim McLauchlin has fun with the idea, demonstrated by so many cases through history. Neither, however, sees the premise to be self-refuting. Nor does Chuck see his suspicion that we’re living in a computer simulation to be self-defeating (i.e., the simulation made him say that). Indeed, comparing the early humans with thinkers today, one could argue we are devolving from common sense to insanity.Do you see why evolutionists are always surprised? They have a strong need to maintain a false view of human beings as primitive primates gradually emerging into the light of consciousness, self-awareness, cooperation and civilization over millions of years. But everywhere they look, they find people just as smart and curious as we are. They cannot account for the explosive appearance of farming in just a short time. Why didn’t Cro-magnons and Neanderthals ever think of it? Who could believe for a minute that early Britons spent 2,000 years trading with “agricultural superpowers” on the continent without learning how to grow wheat themselves? Something is vastly wrong with the secular view of history and human nature. You know just what it is: refusal to listen to the Eyewitness about what really happened.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa’s ’30-day TV advert’

first_img18 August 2009 While most television advertisements only last for 30 seconds, the 2010 Fifa World Cup offers South Africa the opportunity to stage a 30-day advertisement to the world, says 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman Irvin Khoza. Speaking at the 2010 National Communication Partnership conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Khoza said the World Cup was a once-in-a-lifetime marketing opportunity for South Africa. “Think of the tournament as a 30-day commercial for South Africa – a 30-day television commercial to be watched by a cumulative audience of billions around the globe – this is the scale of our opportunity for South Africans to present this country effectively and proactively,” Khoza said. The LOC chairman said it was up to South Africans to decide what the message of the “30-day commercial” would be. The 2010 Fifa World Cup will be played in nine South African cities over a period of 30 days, with 32 teams playing 64 matches in the battle to be crowned football champions of the world. Assessed in terms of the number of worldwide viewers, the World Cup is the world’s biggest sporting event. It is expected to draw in a cumulative worldwide television audience of more than 26-billion spectators in 2010 – for Germany 2006, the total cumulative television audience was 26.3-billion. Using Monday’s occasion to give a 2010 stadium construction update, Khoza said the six stadiums that have not yet been completed are 80 percent complete and would be complete by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the latest research indicates a major shift in confidence among South Africans regarding the country’s ability to pull off a successful World Cup. During the first quarter of 2009, a Fifa-commissioned survey revealed that 88 percent of South Africans felt a sense of pride at being the first African country to host the World Cup, while 77 percent predicted the tournament would be a success. And in May this year, a separate survey by African Response found that 89 percent of South Africans believed the World Cup would benefit the country. Source: BuaNews / South Africa 2010last_img read more

International airlines face scrutiny over suspect pricing practice

first_imgAustralia’s competition watchdog will focus on international airlines whose booking sites continue to pre-check options such as travel insurance after the nation’s two major low-cost carriers today confirmed they were ending the practice.Tigerair Australia and Jetstar followed in the wake of Virgin Australia by announcing they were abandoning the practice after warnings against it from the  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission .The ACCC is  worried that the “opt out’’ model, which is not used by Qantas,  was leading consumers to unintentionally pay for unwanted extras that were “pre-ticked’’ on the airline websites.A survey by Australian consumer group Choice found families could save hundreds of dollars on travel insurance by unticking the boxes on some airline websites and buying their insurance elsewhere.The Australian action mirrors a similar campaign by the New Zealand Commerce Commission, which last year called on all New Zealand businesses to end “opt out” pricing and which has also pursued international carriers.However, the Australian airlines are moving at significantly different paces when it comes to axing the practice.Virgin stopped pre-selection travel insurance earlier this week and Tigerair said it had removed pre-selection of travel insurance and checked baggage from today (Friday).It vowed to continue to highlight available  options  throughout the booking process.“Tigerair Australia recommends that customers purchase travel insurance given its importance in the event of any disruption or change of circumstance,’’ the airline  said. “Additionally, Tigerair Australia gives customers the opportunity to purchase checked baggage at a cost-effective price during the booking process as it is always much higher to pay it for at the airport.’’Jetstar told the ACCC it would stop pre-selecting extras checked baggage, seat selection, travel insurance and charity donations on its online booking platforms from July next year.The commission said it would have preferred the Jetstar change to have been made earlier but it welcomed the decision as a positive move for Australian consumers. “Jetstar’s announcement is another step forward in the ACCC’s continuing effort to end pre-selection conduct in the Australian airline industry,’’ ACCC chairman Rod Sims said.“The ACCC will continue to engage with the remaining domestic airlines that still pre-select extras, and urge them to follow suit.“The ACCC will also turn its attention to international airlines operating within Australia which continue to pre-select extras.”last_img read more

Twitter’s Top 10 Tech Trends of 2009

first_imgThe Twitterati have spoken!Throughout 2009, a few tech topics got so much attention that they managed to make Twitter’s trends. Google Wave was one of the most notable of these, obviously, but what were the other subjects of such interest to Twitter-using geeks? Twitter has just released a list of the top 10 technology-related trending topics of the year; here’s what tweeps have been talking about.1. Google WaveThe most-talked-about app of the year – on Twitter and likely in many other circles – was Google Wave. As invitations rolled out in waves, each initiate was given a limited number of invites to pass on to friends and colleagues. This left the twittersphere clamoring for Wave invites and drove the keyword into Twitter’s general trending topics on multiple occasions.If Wave did nothing else right, they certainly mastered the art of the viral marketing campaign.2. Snow LeopardApple fanboys (and girls) the world around rejoiced when the newest Mac operating system was released this year. Snow Leopard was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June 2008, which meant that Mac geeks had been waiting to buy their copies for more than a year by the time the OS hit shelves in August of this year.3. TweetdeckThis Twitter app became wildly successful this year and made tech headlines for its Facebook and LinkedIn integration, its iPhone app (a strong competitor to challenge Tweetie 2), its themed interfaces and more.4. Windows 7The long-suffering Windows users among us had long been suffering when Windows 7 was released this year. Better, smarter, faster and less buggy, the OS promised to be the answer to our prayers and a reason to hold our heads up in front of Mac users. Windows also had an interesting marketing campaign that kept their OS on the tips of tongues – and the top of trends – for several months running.5. CESThe Consumer Electronics Show, held each year in Las Vegas, is a gadget geek’s version of the AVN Awards, also held each year in Las Vegas. Coincidence? Most definitely.6. Palm PreSeveral years ago, geeks fell in love with the Treo. Then Palm devices kind of fell off the face of the earth and out of public favor until this year, when the company released the tiny touchscreen device known as the Pre. The first iteration of the device hasn’t yet become overwhelmingly popular, but the Pre definitely has its fans.7. Google LatitudeIn 2005, location-based app Dodgeball was bought by Google. The Dodgeball creators went on to make Foursquare, and this year, Google replaced Dodgeball with Latitude, which very simply shows you where your friends are on Google Maps. Latitude could be the basis for more tricky applications in the future, but location tech in general can be a difficult technology to master.8. #E3Another yearly holy-grail-of-its-industry conference, E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is held in Los Angeles. This con is where gamer geeks die and go to heaven.9. #amazonfailAmazon suffered public criticism this year when certain gay and lesbian books were removed from sales rankings for containing adult content. The trouble was, most of the titles in question weren’t “adult” in nature at all, leading media and the general public to the conclusion that Amazon execs were deeply and terribly homophobic. In the end, it turned out that a single Amazon employee in France set a Boolean flag on adult content from false to true, taking out 57,000 books in his wake. Whoopsie!10. MacworldAnd finally, there was MacWorld. Steve Jobs was unable to make the event, and Apple announced that the 2009 con would be the last year the company would participate in the show. The company announced a few modest treats, including new versions of iLife and iWork, as well as a 17-inch MacBook. Apple further announced that music sold on iTunes would be DRM-free.And that’s it for Twitter’s top trends! Do you think the right topics got the most attention? What do you think would have been trend #11? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#twitter#web jolie odell Related Posts center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Warriors stay alive, survive Raptors in Game 5

first_imgLATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The Splash Brothers combined for three straight 3-pointers in the closing minutes after Toronto had taken a six-point lead with under 3½ minutes remaining in front of a raucous, red-shirted crowd.“They’re amazing. They’re amazing competitors, great shooters,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.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, logisticsThe Warriors lost Kevin Durant barely a quarter after getting him back but got the win, cutting Toronto’s lead to 3-2 and sending the series back to Oracle Arena for Game 6 on Thursday.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points for the Raptors but couldn’t get the final shot, which went to Kyle Lowry and was blocked by Draymond Green. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Steph Curry has 23 points, Warriors lead 62-56 at halftime Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The two-time defending champion Warriors were minutes away from their title reign ending, having lost Durant and a 14-point lead during an emotionally exhausting game. They had controlled Leonard for three quarters, but he scored 10 straight Toronto points in the fourth and the Raptors were close to their first championship and a celebration that would have stretched coast to coast in Canada.But even after everything the Warriors had lost, they still had two of the best perimeter shooters in the world on the floor. Thompson hit a 3, and Curry followed with one to tie it at 103. Golden State got it back to Thompson and the Raptors lost sight of him just long enough for the tiebreaking shot with 57 seconds to go.Toronto cut it to one when Kyle Lowry was credited with a basket and the Raptors got a final chance when DeMarcus Cousins was called for an illegal screen. Leonard had the ball but the Warriors forced him to pass and it ended up in the corner to Lowry, who was way off as the buzzer sounded.Cousins had 14 points for the Warriors and Green finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Golden State is the only team to lose a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, when Cleveland came back to win in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Now the Warriors have a chance to pull off the feat themselves, but it became more difficult after Durant limped off in the second quarter after he had missed the previous nine games with a strained right calf.He was attempting to dribble past Serge Ibaka early in the second quarter when he suddenly came to a stop, lost the ball and limped sideways before grabbing at his lower right calf as he fell to the court.Fans at first cheered but then, spurred in part by some Raptors players, chanted “KD! KD!” as he was helped to the locker room area joined by Curry, Andre Iguodala and general manager Bob Myers.Durant left the arena on crutches and the Warriors said he would get an MRI on Tuesday.They were initially OK without him because Cousins — who returned from injury himself in this series — came off the bench to score their next seven points before feeding Green for a layup that gave them a 48-37 lead. It got as high as 13 on Curry’s four-point play, and Golden State led 62-56 at halftime.But eventually it would come down to Curry and Thompson, who both logged more than 41 minutes and will have to be ready to go again Thursday in what will be the final game in Oracle Arena.Lowry had 18 points and Marc Gasol scored 17 for the Raptors, who were trying to give Canada its first championship in one of the traditional major sports since the Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993.Fans had been waiting through on-and-off rain all day — some since Sunday — to watch at one of the outdoor watch parties that have popped up in and around Toronto. The crowd inside the arena that included hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and former Raptors star Vince Carter thought it would witness history as Leonard powered past his defenders repeatedly in the fourth quarter.But the Raptors needed one more basket, and the only way the local fans can see them win in person is if it goes the full seven games and Toronto wins it at home on Sunday.TIP-INS Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? 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He came in averaging 31.7 points per game in the NBA Finals, trailing only Rick Barry and Michael Jordan on the career list.Raptors: Serge Ibaka scored 15 points and Fred VanVleet had 11 off Toronto’s bench.UP NEXTGolden State hosts Game 6 on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — The Golden State Warriors aren’t letting go of the NBA title just yet.Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more