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Liverpool midfielders Philippe Coutinho (center) and Steven Gerrard (left) and defender Jon Flanagan (right) celebrate scoring a goal during a match against Manchester City April 13 at Anfield. Liverpool won, 3-2.Courtesy of MCTWhen discussing the history of football — the European kind — there are certain clubs that stand out as giants of the game.Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Manchester United, Ajax and Liverpool.Between all of these clubs, numerous domestic and European titles have been claimed, including 13 of the last 16 UEFA Champions League titles.But one o f these clubs, Liverpool, despite all of its historical success, has been a ghost of its former self in recent years.The club owns 18 English league titles, but hasn’t won one since the 1989-90 season. It hasn’t won a European competition title either since 2005’s epic comeback from 3-0 down against Milan.But now, after taking care of Manchester City 3-2 at home this past Sunday, Liverpool has what seems to be its best chance to claim its first Premier League title (the Premier League was established in 1992 in place of the Football League First Division).As an avid Manchester City fan — judge me all you want, I don’t care — this loss pained me because it means that Liverpool controls their destiny in the race for the title.But not even the most dedicated fans of other English clubs can deny that on some level, Liverpool deserves to win another title eventually.Sure, striker Luis Suarez is deplorable — having the infamous distinction of biting an opponent during a game, on two separate occasions — but the storylines are just too great to fight against.A young manager in Brendan Rodgers, who is so close to reaching the summit at the sprightly age of 41.Suarez and striker Daniel Sturridge combine to create one of the more entertaining goal scoring pairings in recent memory, as they currently sit first and second in goals scored this season.It is also the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.During an FA Cup semifinal match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest April 15, 1989, at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, a steel-fenced barrier broke, and 96 Liverpool supporters died from injuries related to the accident.But perhaps the greatest of the storylines is that of talismanic captain Steven Gerrard.Gerrard has been with the club since 1998, making 471 appearances and scoring 111 goals, and is likely to go down as one of the greatest players to ever wear the Liverpool kit. But despite all of his hard work and success with the team, he has never won the Premier League title.At age of 33, his career is likely coming to an end sometime in the next couple years, and it is hard to deny he deserves a title.Gerrard was emotional following the win against Man City, saying at times he felt the game would never end.“That win means so much,” Gerrard said in an interview with Sky Sports 1. “They got back into the game, but I think we showed today that we want to go to the wire. We want to go all the way. That’s the longest 90 minutes I’ve probably ever played in. It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of the game.”Sure, the title is likely to come down to the wire — Liverpool is only two points clear of Chelsea, and Man City sits six points back but have played one less game — but for now the Liverpool faithful has hope that the drought will end and Liverpool will be restored to the elite club it once was. read more


Ohio State redshirt junior wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) catches a pass in the second quarter of the game against TCU on Sept. 15. Ohio State won 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State had some things to prove in its first game against a ranked opponent. It had to prove whether it could get past a TCU offensive line that did not allow a sack through the first two games, allowing sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson to utilize both his legs and his arm equally.The Buckeyes also had to prove redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins would continue his momentum he had built at quarterback over the first two games against a highly-touted defense. Even with what Ohio State acting head coach and offensive coordinator Ryan Day called “ebbs and flows” during the game, the Buckeyes defeated TCU 40-28, bringing the team to a perfect 3-0 record just before head coach Urban Meyer returns to the sideline against Tulane on Saturday. Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s win that Ohio State can take with it back to Ohio Stadium against the Green Wave. Dwayne Haskins can run … if he wants toOver the first three games of the season, Haskins has shown what he can do with his arm, throwing for 344 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s 12-point win over TCU. What he has failed to show is something that Ohio State lost when quarterback J.T. Barrett ended his collegiate career last year: his running ability.Through this, Haskins has still been running similar sets, lining up in shotgun formations, running run-pass option offenses, giving opposing defenses that potential look if he keeps it and carries it.In the fourth quarter, with Ohio State leading 33-28, Haskins utilized his running ability. He held out the ball to sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins, eventually pulling it away and running it in himself from five yards out for his first career rushing touchdown.Haskins said, after the game, the play call on that run was actually a traditional read, where many of the offensive plays prior were designed runs made to look like an option.Day said Haskins has the ability to use his legs, saying it’s not the main part of his offense, but it’s something he can utilize.With a successful tuck and run by the redshirt sophomore quarterback, Haskins might feel more comfortable in future games running the ball on the option than passing or handing it off to either Dobbins or redshirt junior back Mike Weber. K.J. Hill stays consistentWhile junior wide receiver Austin Mack struggled to keep the ball in his hands, recording four drops in Ohio State’s win against TCU, redshirt junior wide receiver K.J. Hill continued to be one of the more consistent options for Haskins and the Buckeye offense on Saturday.Hill led the team in receptions, hauling in six catches for a team-leading 94 yards. He also brought in his first touchdown of the year, a 24-yard pass from Haskins in the third quarter to give Ohio State a 33-21 lead.Hill has been one of Haskins’ main connections through the first three games, recording at least five receptions in each of his first three games, with six catches against both Oregon State and TCU. With his short-yardage approach and speed in the open field, Hill provides a different look than Mack or redshirt senior receiver Terry McLaurin give in the passing game. With the combination of Hill and redshirt senior receiver Parris Campbell, the short-yardage, quick speed, tempo passing game has become a weapon for Haskins early on this season. Ohio State still has work to do in its rush defense TCU junior running back Darius Anderson found a way to beat the Ohio State defense much like Oregon State running back Artavis Pierce did in the season opener: beating the second-level of the defense. With a better offensive line than anything Ohio State had faced this season, TCU provided ample amounts of room for Anderson to run through. When he got to the second-level of the defense, the Richmond, Texas, native beat the Buckeye defense with his feet. Anderson, after bursting through the left side of the offensive line, beat the Ohio State secondary, out-stepping them in the open field as he scored one of two touchdowns on the day on a 93-yard run. The 93-yard run was the longest play from scrimmage in TCU history, beating out 89-yard runs by former Horned Frog running back LaDainian Tomlinson. However, for Ohio State, it was the longest run every allowed in school history by the Ohio State defense. With a continued rotation at safety and middle linebacker, Ohio State showed it can be beat with the lack of stability it has in those positions. If the defensive line is not working, especially if junior defensive end Nick Bosa is out with an injury for a significant amount of time, the second-level of the Ohio State defense will have to step up in all facets of the game. read more


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first_img Doug Casey May Have a Spot on His Team for You Casey Research is looking for a seasoned analyst to work closely with best-selling author and multimillionaire investor Doug Casey. For more details, click here. Own physical gold. This is one of the simplest ways to protect your wealth from catastrophic losses. After all, gold’s the ultimate safe-haven asset. It can rise while everything else is falling. An Important Warning Before You Buy Gold Due to recent market volatility, many readers are eager to take action and wondering “What’s next for Gold?” But before you consider buying or selling gold, we strongly encourage you to check out what one of the world’s leading gold experts is saying right now. Click here to view. My friend, who’s also an investment analyst, was clearly joking. There’s no way in hell this ends well. When CNBC suggests you “just buy everything,” you should turn off the television immediately. Get some fresh air. Forget everything you just heard. You might even want to call your broker and sell everything. Why? Well, for starters, the mainstream media doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to this kind of advice. In 2000, they were telling investors to buy internet stocks right up until the bubble popped. Over the next two years, the average internet stock plunged 78%. Many dot-com darlings went to zero. The same thing happened in 2007. They were cheerleading U.S. stocks until the market imploded. The S&P 500 went on to fall 57%. • To be fair, it’s not the mainstream media’s job to give great investment advice… It’s to tell you what’s happening in the world right now. Sure, this fills the time. It can even make for great entertainment. But it won’t make you rich. That’s where we come in. At Casey Research, we tell you where the markets have been, where they are now, and, most importantly, where they’re headed. We also pride ourselves on telling investors about opportunities and threats that you won’t hear anywhere else. That’s what today’s issue is all about. We’re going to show you just how fragile the stock market is right now. By the end of today’s issue, you’ll know exactly why you shouldn’t “just buy everything.” • U.S. stocks have basically gone straight up for the last four months… The S&P 500 is up 11% since Election Day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 12%. Now, we get it—investors are excited about Donald Trump. Unlike Obama, Trump brings a wealth of business experience to the White House. He’s managed a global business empire. He’s created thousands of jobs. Investors are hoping Trump will use his business expertise to help the economy. But let’s be realistic. Trump won’t fix the economy overnight. It’s going to take a long time. Many investors don’t seem to understand this. They’re acting like nothing can go wrong. • As of yesterday, the Dow has gone up 10 days in a row… That’s its longest winning streak since 1987. Now, you don’t have to be a scholar of finance to know why this makes us nervous. On October 19, 1987, the stock market had its infamous “Black Monday.” That day, the Dow plummeted 22%. That’s the most U.S. stocks have ever fallen in a single day. Now, we’re not saying the Dow’s going to crash like that again. But we wouldn’t be surprised if U.S. stocks soon fall 5% or more in a single day. • We know this sounds like a bold call… But think about it. U.S. stocks have basically gone straight up for the last few months. This almost never happens. During bull markets, it’s normal for stocks to have an occasional down day. But the S&P 500 hasn’t fallen 1% or more in a day since October. That alone should make you nervous. – Sell your weakest positions. Start with your most expensive stocks. From there, get rid of companies with weak balance sheets. If the market runs into serious problems, companies with a lot of debt and little cash will be put to the test. Chart of the Day: Avoid Junk Bonds Junk bonds could be a trap, too. Today’s chart shows the performance of the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG). This ETF invests in “junk bonds.” These are bonds issued by companies with bad credit. Because they’re risky, junk bonds pay higher yields than bonds issued by companies with good credit. You can see that HYG has been on a tear lately. It’s up 12% since last February. It’s now trading at the highest level since July 2015. You might find this odd. After all, we’ve spent the last few months telling you the bond market is unraveling. But here’s the thing. Junk bonds aren’t like most bonds. They act more like stocks because of their risky nature. Don’t forget this. If stocks tank, investors won’t “take cover” in junk bonds like they might with safe bonds. Instead, they’ll sell junk bonds as fast as they can. If you’re nervous about stocks, you should avoid junk bonds, too. — By Justin Spittler I almost fell out of my chair when I read it. A couple days ago, one of my friends sent me a shocking text message. All it said was “This should end well.” It included the following picture. Don’t overpay for stocks. At this point, it’s only a matter of time before U.S. stocks fall. This means we could get much better buying opportunities in the near future. • We’re not the only ones worried about U.S. stocks, either… David Rosenberg also thinks stocks could soon change direction. Rosenberg is one of today’s top economists. But unlike most economists, he doesn’t work for the government or some think tank. He’s the chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates, one of Canada’s biggest money managers. In other words, he actually makes people money. He’s worth listening to. According to Rosenberg, it’s not a question of whether stocks will fall. It’s a question of “timing and magnitude.” • Rosenberg sees red flags everywhere… In a recent research note, Rosenberg gave 10 reasons to be cautious about U.S. stocks. There’s a lot to unpack there, so here’s the key takeaways: Investors are euphoric. This might seem like a reason to buy stocks. But every great investor knows that you shouldn’t buy when everyone is. You should wait until everyone’s selling. That’s how you get the best prices. Traders have gone “all in” on stocks. They’re buying far fewer puts than calls. A put is a bet that stocks will fall. A call is a bet that stocks will go higher. A low put/call ratio, like we have today, means most traders are betting that stocks will rise. It’s a sign that traders have become very greedy. Stocks have risen too much, too quickly. Yesterday, the S&P 500 closed at 20,810. That’s higher than where most Wall Street analysts project the S&P 500 will end this year. From a technical perspective, U.S. stocks are now very “overbought.” This means we could soon see a pullback. Stocks are very expensive. This one is self-explanatory, and there are many ways to prove this. The thing you need to understand is that expensive stocks crash harder than cheap stocks. Volatility is extremely low. And stocks often make big moves after long periods of quiet trading. Given all the stock market’s other problems, a pullback now seems much more likely than a breakout. • The U.S. stock market is incredibly dangerous… Most investors don’t realize this. They’re buying stocks without considering the risks. They’re gambling with their life savings. Don’t make the same mistake. Here are three easy ways you can protect your wealth today: Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida February 24, 2017 Recommended Links Rancher Warns Trump Supporters from Isolated Mountain During his campaign, President Trump warned about this. It’s the crisis liberals have secretly been hoping for. Here’s how this multi-millionaire protects his wealth. We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to [email protected] We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful.last_img read more


In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle, center, goes on a course during a test ride in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Citation: Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides (2018, February 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-glitches-nissan-semi-autonomous.html In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle, front, goes on a course during a test ride in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Ogi Redzic, senior vice president for the alliance among Nissan, Renault SA of France and Mitsubishi Motors Corp said Easy Ride’s technology will deliver safer rides because most accidents are caused by human error. Redzic, who oversees the alliance’s connected vehicles and mobility services, sees fail-proof cybersecurity as crucial.Driverless mobility services could also help make up for growing labor shortages, reduce traffic and parking problems and help energize depopulated areas, Redzic told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a news conference Friday announcing the service.For Easy Ride, users first download a special app on their cellphones.After logging on, voice recognition is used to set a destination, and the date and time for when the ride picks you up at one of four possible spots in Yokohama.A display visible from the vehicle’s back seat shows its route on a digital map. It also recommends events such as concerts, historical landmarks, restaurants and other places to visit, which pop up as photos and text on the display. The service also includes coupons that can be downloaded and used at those spots. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s staff member gets his hands off of the steering wheel of its Easy Ride robo-vehicle during a test ride on a course in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Explore further It’s just one of several such kinds of technology being worked on around the world, such as Google’s Waymo and Tesla’s Autopilot. Just about all the major automakers, including Mercedes and Toyota, are working on such technologies. Nissan has been among the most aggressive.Although opinion is divided on the projection that as many as 10 million driverless cars will be on roads by 2020, everyone agrees the technology is going to grow.”I think the potential is quite large in the long term, especially in large cities such as Tokyo or Boston, where there is a need for point-to-point transit but little incentive to own cars,” said Nicholas Evans, an assistant professor at UMass Lowell.However, he cautioned, “In introducing technology, all it takes is for a couple of high-profile accidents for consumers to turn against manufacturers. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle, front, goes on a course during a test ride in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) In the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle goes on a course during a test ride in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, a Nissan Motor Co. staff member gets his hands off of the steering wheel of its Easy Ride robo-vehicle during a test ride on a course in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Nissan hiring 300 to develop common connected car technology In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle starts going from its global headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s staff member gets his hands off of the steering wheel of its Easy Ride robo-vehicle during a test ride on a course in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Nissan Motor Co. says feedback from people who try it will be used to fine-tune its “robo-vehicle mobility service.”The automaker said Friday that 300 people have already signed up to try out Easy Ride next month. The Japanese automaker hopes to roll it out as a commercial service in the early 2020s. Details, including pricing, are undecided.The service was developed in a partnership, which began last year, with Japanese mobile game provider DeNA Co. DeNA has been working on driverless bus and delivery services in Japan.For now, Easy Ride will be limited to a 4.5-kilometer (2.8-mile) course that starts from Nissan headquarters and winds through a shopping mall area in this port city.The app is only in Japanese, but there are plans to offer it in several languages for tourists and other travelers.Like other autonomous drive technology, the Easy Ride vehicle is packed with cameras, sensors and radars to recognize pedestrians, intersections, traffic lights and other vehicles.It’s still only driverless in principle, though, since Japanese law doesn’t allow totally driverless vehicles. So a human driver in a no-hands position sits behind the steering wheel. The system isn’t flawless, with human intervention sometimes needed to avoid a crash, according to Nissan. “It’s in the self-interest of manufacturers for rigorous testing and public input on this new kind of technology,” said Evans, who studies the ethical dilemmas posed by emerging technologies such as drones and self-driving vehicles. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s staff member shows off a smartphone in front of an East Ride robo-vehicle at its headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Some glitches remain.In a recent demonstration, the app had trouble launching because of a poor internet connection at Nissan headquarters.When a reporter said, “I want to eat a burger,” it successfully recommended several nearby joints.But it was not able to find the nearest New Balance store, or any other place to buy sneakers. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s staff member gets his hands off of the steering wheel of its Easy Ride robo-vehicle during a test ride on a course in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. 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