New Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce was quizzed as he was unveiled to the media on Tuesday afternoon. “No manager has full control anymore. We all will go through a process. My process would be that we would speak together and make the right decision.” On the possibility of a reunion with out-of-contract midfielder Kevin Nolan: “Kevin and me go back a long way, as everybody knows, but I have to assess the squad I have at the moment, I have to assess the ability of the squad and then take it from there. “If Kevin Nolan is an addition that I may look at in the future if I feel that is a player that is going to give us something, then I may choose to enter down that line.” On the demands of his new job: “I think I got in about 8am yesterday and got home about 11pm last night – it will be like that for a considerable period of time until I feel comfortable with putting my ideas and my beliefs into the football club, and hopefully those ideas and beliefs will be enough to make sure that we are a Premier League football club next season.” On his lingering England ambitions: “If I am doing exceptionally well when (England manager) Roy (Hodgson) decides that he is not there anymore, then I might have a chance.” On the appointment of an assistant: “There is some progress, but nothing definite yet. When there is something definite, we will announce it accordingly when it is all sorted out.” He was questioned an a range of topics and was more forthcoming on some than others. On what control he will have over recruitment: Press Association
Aside from the playoff-related storylines, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo can reach a milestone Saturday night. With a win, he would tie Pro Football Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Kurt Warner (20 wins) for the third most wins through a QB’s first 25 starts in the Super Bowl era.MORE: Watch 49ers vs. Rams live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)In both our picks against the spread and our straight-up predictions for Week 16, Sporting News projected a 49ers victory over the Rams. Below are the explanations.Pick against the spread: The Rams’ offense has found some answers with Todd Gurley and Tyler Higbee, which has opened up both their running and passing games. But it’s still Jared Goff in a tough road environment for a second straight game. The 49ers’ defense is depleted for the moment, and there are many places where it can be attacked through the air. The 49ers won the first meeting in Los Angeles 20-7; this one will be a little closer and higher scoring, but on a short week, Jimmy Garoppolo will allow the hosts to survive with a stellar second half. Pick: 49ers win 31-27 but fail to cover the spread.Straight-up prediction: Few expected this to be a game between teams that lost last week, but the Falcons upset the 49ers and the Cowboys beat up on the Rams to set both San Francisco and LA back in the playoff picture. Now the Rams are a long shot to make the playoffs, and the 49ers are stuck in a wild-card spot with their second-place division standing. San Francisco’s injuries are a concern, but Kyle Shanahan’s offensive creativity will be greater than that of Sean McVay, and the 49ers will eliminate the defending NFC West champs. Pick: 49ers 26, Rams 23.Below is everything you need to know to watch 49ers vs. Rams on Saturday, including the kickoff time, TV channel and a full Week 16 NFL schedule.MORE: Week 16 NFL TV coverage mapWhat channel is 49ers vs. Rams on today?TV channel (national): NFL NetworkTV channel (San Francisco): KNTVTV channel (Los Angeles): KCBSLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)A special Saturday presentation of NFL football on NFL Network calls for a unique broadcast crew. Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis, along with Pam Oliver on the sidelines, will call Rams vs. 49ers from Santa Clara.NFL Network’s Saturday tripleheader will feature an exclusive Next Gen Stats second-screen experience for fans. “Next Gen Stats Live” will give fans access to live player tracking allowing users to follow real-time location and participation on the field in line with the broadcast. Additionally, fans will have access to unique player insights for passing, rushing, receiving and more.You can also live stream 49ers vs. Rams by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.MORE: 49ers seeding scenarios in NFC The Week 16 NFL schedule brings us what has become a late December tradition: Saturday NFL football. There are three games on the Saturday NFL schedule today, ending with 49ers vs. Rams at 8:15 p.m. ET, and all three games are scheduled to be broadcast nationally on NFL Network.All three Saturday NFL games have playoff picture implications. While the Rams are clinging to their postseason lives, the 49ers already have clinched a playoff spot and are trying to reach the No. 1 seed, which would come with home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. San Francisco is one of three teams (Buffalo, Green Bay) that have reached the playoffs after missing the postseason last year. From 1990-2018, a streak of 29 consecutive years, at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before. 49ers vs. Rams: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Dec. 21Time: 8:15 p.m. ETThe 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff time for 49ers vs. Rams on Saturday marks the fourth and final prime-time game for San Francisco this season, though it is possible the Week 17 showdown in Seattle will be flexed to the Sunday night window. As of now, the 49ers’ season finale against the Seahawks is scheduled in the late Sunday afternoon window.As for the Rams, Saturday night’s game marks their NFL-high sixth prime-time appearance this season. They’ll host the Cardinals in the late Sunday afternoon window to close the season next week.NFL schedule Week 16You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN’s live scoreboard.Saturday, Dec. 21GameTimeTVTexans at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVBills at Patriots4:30 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVRams at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVSunday, Dec. 22GameTimeChannelJaguars vs. Falcons1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVRavens vs. Browns1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSaints vs. Titans1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVPanthers vs. Colts1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVBengals vs. Dolphins1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSteelers vs. Jets1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVGiants vs. Redskins1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVLions vs. Broncos4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVRaiders vs. Chargers4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVCowboys vs. Eagles4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVCardinals vs. Seahawks4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVChiefs vs. Bears8:25 p.m.NBC, fuboTVMonday, Dec. 23GameTimeTVPackers vs. Vikings8:15 p.m.ESPN49ers schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8at Buccaneers4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 2Sept. 15at Bengals1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Steelers4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4BYE—Week 5Oct. 7 (Monday)vs. Browns8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 6Oct. 13at Rams4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 20at Redskins1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Panthers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Oct. 31 (Thursday)at Cardinals8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 10Nov. 11 (Monday)vs. Seahawks8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 11Nov. 17vs. Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Packers4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 13Dec. 1at Ravens1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 14Dec. 8at Saints1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Falcons4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 16Dec. 21vs. Rams8:15 p.m. ETNFLNWeek 17Dec. 29at Seahawks4:25 p.m.FoxRams schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8at Panthers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 2Sept. 15vs. Saints4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22at Browns8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 4Sept. 29vs. Buccaneers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 5Oct. 3 (Thursday)at Seahawks8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 6Oct. 13vs. 49ers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 20at Falcons1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Bengals (London)1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9BYE—Week 10Nov. 10at Steelers4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 11Nov. 17vs. Bears8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 12Nov. 25 (Monday)vs. Ravens8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 13Dec. 1at Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 14Dec. 8vs. Seahawks8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 15Dec. 15at Cowboys4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 16Dec. 21at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETNFLNWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Cardinals4:25 p.m. ETFox
DMG Motors of Donegal are continuing their sensational ‘Get your Car for Free’ competition with some incredible offers on used cars.From May 2019 to May 2020, all used car buyers at DMG Motors will be entered into a draw to win the price of their vehicle back for free.There is no shortage of quality used car options at the DMG Motors showroom outside Donegal Town either. The July Car of the Month is an impressive 152 Mitsubishi ASX 1.6 Diesel.This is an INSTYLE model. It is a spacious and practical SUV with all the modern features you need.18 inch alloy wheels, electric windows, full leather interior, air conditioning and Bluetooth all come as standard.Here, Michael O Shaughnessy gives a quick introduction to this great car that is built for adventures: If this sounds like your dream car, why not visit DMG Motors to take it for a test drive? Call (074) 972 1396 to book now.Get your car for free @ DMGAnd the extra bonus is you could be in with a chance of winning the price back!The Get your car for free @ DMG giveaway means each customer who buys a used car at DMG will receive a unique number on delivery which will be placed in the draw.The winner will be drawn independently on Friday 1st May 2020.In the video below, Finn Harps legend Kevin McHugh explains how winning could be as easy as 1-2-3! Visit the Facebook offer page here to tag your friends: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DMG-Motors-221791084500477/offers/Browse the current stock now at: www.dmgmotors.ieWATCH: Check out the DMG Motors car of the month that you could win for free was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:car of the monthDMG MOTORSDonegal Townmitsubishisuvused car
Chelsea dominated a goalless first half but were unable to find a finish to match their fine build-up play.Eden Hazard, restored to the starting line-up after impressing as a substitute in the midweek win over Dynamo Kiev, was the standout player in an entertaining first half and was involved in most of Chelsea’s best moments.The Belgian combined with Willian to tee up Ramires for a shooting chance on the break and then showed neat skills on the left to put in a cross that just eluded Diego Costa.He also had a dangerous shot blocked from a corner, but the best Blues chance fell to Ramires, whose brilliant 25-yard half-volley was tipped over by keeper Jack Butland.Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri fired an acrobatic early effort over the bar and Jon Walters forced a smart low save from keeper Asmir Begovic.Chelsea, missing manager Jose Mourinho because of his stadium ban, included Pedro alongside Willian and Hazard in an attacking midfield, meaning Cesc Fabregas and Oscar were left in the bench.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry, Baba; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Hazard, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Amelia, Cahil, Mikel, Fabregas, Oscar, Kenedy, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Frederik van Zyl Slabbert will be remembered for his liberal thinking and academic prowess. (Image: Stellenbosch University)Former opposition leader Frederik van Zyl Slabbert died in Johannesburg on 14 May. The pioneering politician died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, according to his daughter Tania. She survives her father, together with her brother Riko and stepmother Jane.Slabbert had been ill and had spent time in the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg just prior to his death at the age of 70.The ruling African National Congress paid tribute to the liberal-minded politician, describing him as “legendary” and saying it deeply mourned his passing.“As leader of the Progressive Federal Party, not only did he make an indelible mark in shaping opposition politics against apartheid in South Africa, but he fought for constitutional democracy to be realised,” said party spokesperson Brian Sokutu.“He will also be remembered as one of those white South Africans who facilitated contact with the African National Congress at the time it was banned inside the country,” said Sokutu.Academic careerFrederik van Zyl Slabbert was born in Pretoria in 1940 and grew up in the Limpopo town of Polokwane – formerly Pietersburg. In 1958 he matriculated from Pietersburg Afrikaans High School, and enrolled at the Witwatersrand University for a BA degree after a brief flirtation with theological studies, with the intention of becoming a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church.An enthusiastic sports fan who had captained his school’s cricket and rugby teams, he transferred to Stellenbosch University at the end of his first year, mainly in order to play rugby. He obtained his BA in 1961, followed by an honours degree in 1962, a masters degree two years later, and a PhD in philosophy in 1967.For 10 years Slabbert lectured in sociology at Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Rhodes and Witwatersrand Universities and took up a professorship in the latter’s sociology department in 1973. Despite his brilliant political career, he retained a love for academia and was appointed chancellor of his alma mater Stellenbosch University in 2008.A heart attack at the end of that year prompted him to relinquish the post in order to spend more time with his family.Vocal oppositionWhile still studying Slabbert became interested in the plight of the Western Cape’s coloured community, an interest which led him to campaign for a position of Stellenbosch University’s Student Representative Council. But even in those days his views were considered too liberal, and he lost his bid.In 1974 he decided to make a full-time career of politics and joined the Progressive Party. In that year’s general election he stood as the party’s Parliamentary candidate for the Rondebosch constituency, snatching it from under the nose of the United Party. Slabbert managed to keep this seat for the next two general elections in 1977 and 1981.He made his name as a politician with the Progressive Party, steering it through two name changes – to the Progressive Reform Party in 1975, and then to the Progressive Federal Party in 1977. The Progressive Party’s other famous member was the late Helen Suzman who for many years stood as its only representative in Parliament.Slabbert took over as party leader in 1979 and retired unexpectedly in 1986 after declaring that a tricameral Parliament, then being mooted, was useless in the South African situation of that time. In the following year he co-founded the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa, together with fellow Member of Parliament Alex Boraine.This was the start of his secondary political career as a consultant, facilitator and analyst. In 1987 the institute organised the historic Dakar Conference, which saw Slabbert travelling with a group of white – mostly Afrikaans – South Africans to Dakar for 10 days of talks with the then-banned African National Congress.Influential businessmanFrom then on he held positions in various philanthropic organisations, such as the Open Society Foundation of Southern Africa, a funding body that promotes democracy and strong moral values, and also sat on the boards of a number of influential commercial companies, among them the Caxton CTP publishing group and Metro Cash ’n Carry.In 1990 he co-founded the black empowerment and investment company Khula, which in 1994 became a 15% shareholder of the JSE-listed Adcorp Holdings, a group that Slabbert chaired from 1998.Slabbert was also a published author who wrote or co-wrote several books including The Last White Parliament: The Struggle for South Africa, by the Leader of the White Opposition in 1986; Comrades in Business: Post-Liberation Politics in South Africa in 1998; and The Other Side of History: An Anecdotal Reflection on Political Transition in South Africa in 2006.His political and academic work earned him worldwide acclaim, and a number of awards. He was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 1982 and was elected as a Fellow of Oxford University’s All Souls College. He has received honorary doctorates from KwaZulu-Natal and Free State Universities, as well as the Simon Fraser University in Canada.
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … curt hopkins Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces “The Android Market offers the ability for developers to create any application they choose with the community regulating whether the application is appropriate and safe, as opposed to relying on a formal screening process….The Android Market offers flexibility that markets such as the Apple App Store do not by allowing anyone to develop and publish an application to the Market’s consumers. This presents the opportunity to easily defraud innocent consumers for financial gain.”Whether the freedom is worth the risk is currently being answered by users and by advertisers. But another question users, and Google itself might ask, is how a system like the Android Market might be kept open but made safer. According to a report by SMobile Systems, entitled “Threat Analysis of the Android Market,” Google allows one-fifth of its Android applications to access private data that could be used for malicious purposes. Surveying 48,694 Android applications, or 68% of currently available apps, 29 were additionally found to request information from the user that have been well-documented as fitting the profile of known spyware. Open access to the Android by developer talent and the openness of the system to manipulation are currently balanced. Here are some additional findings. “A full eight applications explicitly request a specific permission that would allow the device to brick itself, or render it absolutely unusable. 383 applications were found to have the ability to read or use the authentication credentials from another service or application. Finally, 3% of all of the Market submissions that have been analyzed could allow an application to send unknown premium SMS messages without the user’s interaction or authorization.” How can a company that relies on reliability allow so many potentially screwy apps access to its customers? That’s the price of openness. Related Posts Tags:#Google#mobile#privacy#web
Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… alex williams IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news Deloitte made a prediction today that organizations will buy on the order of 10 million tablets this year.We see this as another sign of the transition to an enterprise that requires better device portability and accessibility to information that you can act upon no matter where you might be.According to Reuters, Deloitte said that the healthcare and retail sectors alone could purchase 5 million tablets this year.At Dreamforce late last year, we had breakfast one morning with the team from Appirio, a services company that helps companies integrate Salesforce.com into their enterprise environment.At the table sat an IT executive from a healthcare organization. He talked about the transition to an enterprise running on Apple hardware. The company now has 800 iPhones, 8,000 iTouches and is ramping up with 200 iPads. Our guess is that next year the company will have bought at least double that number.It’s without question we are seeing the dawn of a new device universe inside the enterprise. As Deloitte points out, 50% of all computing device sold around the world in 2011 will not be personal computers. PC sales will be on the order of 400 million units. But the combined sale of smartphones, tablets and netbooks will well exceed that total.That trend will deeply affect the enterprise both this year and for many years to come. The PC era is starting to sunset.We talk about mobile quite a bit but there are issues that come with tablets. Content synchronization, for instance, is needed to optimize the experience for the user. New types of chips and operating systems will continue to change the scope of the device market. How all these devices will connect is a big question that will require considerable attention in the year ahead. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Barcelona Messi’s penalty struggles continue as Barca unbeaten run ends Mike Slane Last updated 1 year ago 06:52 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(59) Getty Images Barcelona Lionel Messi Espanyol v Barcelona Espanyol Copa del Rey The Argentina international has struggled with penalties this season, and his latest miss contributed to the Catalan side’s first defeat since August Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Barcelona lost for the first time in 29 matches, falling to Espanyol 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday.Oscar Melendo’s late goal sealed victory for Espanyol and handed Barca their first defeat since August, after Messi watched his second-half spot kick get saved by Diego Lopez at RCDE Stadium.The Argentine superstar has now scored on only half of his six penalty-kick attempts this season, missing more spot kicks than every other La Liga player during the 2017-18 campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player 3 – Lionel Messi has missed more penalties than any other La Liga player this season in all competitions (three from six attempts). Strange. pic.twitter.com/rVgz6du5nY — OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 17, 2018 Barca dominated throughout the match but Melendo found the net in the 88th minute, as the visitors suffered their first defeat since their Supercopa de Espana losses to Real Madrid.Melendo, 20, came on as a second-half substitute and picked the right time to score his first senior goal for the other Barcelona-based club.The midfielder’s neat finish made way for Espanyol to celebrate their first derby victory over Barca in all competitions since February 2009, when they beat their city rivals 2-1 at Camp Nou in La Liga.1 – Espanyol have won a derby against Barcelona in all competitions for the first time since February 2009 (2-1 at Camp Nou in La Liga). Surprise. pic.twitter.com/vQWpHkUDrE — OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 17, 2018 Barcelona and Espanyol will meet again for the second leg on January 25.
APTN InFocus:Bill C-10 has passed and when it comes into force the Indigenous tobacco trade will become an offence under Canada’s Criminal Code.Repeat offenders would face a mandatory minimum jail sentence.In this edition our guests voice their opinion about attempted government control over a tradition that pre-dates the Canadian state.