Bundesliga title race heats up

first_imgBayern currentlt top the Bundesliga on goal differenceAn intensifying race for the title headlines a rich array of fixtures in the Bundesliga.Bayern Munich lead Germany’s top division on goal difference after turning on the after burners to overhaul long time leaders Borussia Dortmund.On Saturday Robert Kovac’s Bavarians are overwhelming favourites to topple Freiburg in the Black Forest.Earlier this week Bayern Munich underlined their undiminished appetite for more success by signing France’s World Cup winning left back Lucas Fernandez for a club record £68m.He will join the Bavarians next season along with fellow Les Bleus world titlist Benjamin Pavard, who is currently on loan at Stuttgart. It’s a throwback to the early part of this century when Frenchmen Bixente Lizarazu and Willy Sagnol manned the full back positions.Rivals Dortmund have a more challenging fixture at home to Wolfsburg but Signal Iduna Park boss Lucien Favre will demand maximum returns from his boys as they look to steady the ship.The Black and Yellows have a full compliment of players to choose from as the fabled front three of Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho and Paco Alcacer all returned from the international break fully fit.Bundesliga action commences on Friday night with Hoffenheim hosting Bayer Leverkusen in what is expected to be a no holds barred contest between two high scoring outfits.An upturn in form from visitors Leverkusen has seen one of the division’s most attractive sides challenge for a place in Europe.Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim will be a litmus test for their ambitions.At the opposite end of the standings, Thomas Ball’s relegation threatened Hannover host struggling Schalke in a six pointer.Defeat to a Schalke outfit still finding it’s bearings following the dismissal of coach Domenico Tedesco will almost certainly imply relegation.Three points are of equal importance to troubled Nuremberg, who are at home to Augsburg.Stuttgart currently occupy the playoff position but they face the onerous task of a trip to an Eintracht Frankfurt side just one point outside of Champions League positions.Stuttgart’s back line are certain to have a busy afternoon trying to contain Frankfurt’s lethal attacking triumvirate of Sebastian Haller, Luca Jovic and Ante Rebic.Bundesliga Fixtures:FRIDAY.-Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen @10:30pmSATURDAY.-Borussia Dortmund v Wolfsburg @5:30pm-Nuremberg v Augsburg @5:30pm-Freiburg v Bayern Munich @5:30pm-Fortuna Düsseldorf v Gladbach @5:30pm-Werder Bremen v Mainz @5:30pm-Red Bull Leipzig v Hertha Berlin @8:30pmSUNDAY.-Hannover v Schalke @4:30pm-Eintracht Frankfurt v VfB Stuttgart @7pmComments Tags: Allan SsekamatteGermany Bundesligatoplast_img read more

Ohio’s crops in need of some rain this week

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mike Lutmer, Warren Co.I am going to finish up corn today. It is a little later than I’d like, but the ground is right and I don’t have very much left. I am a little concerned about planting this late but it is a 104-day hybrid and as long as we don’t have a super early frost I don’t think it will be a problem. We are down to the last couple of days planting beans. I’d like to get finished by Wednesday if the weather holds out.Within five miles I can go from ground that has water laying to a field that just got rain but hadn’t had anything for two weeks. We have places that are way too dry and places that look like a swamp.We made a good bit of hay the last two weeks. We are still fighting time to get all of the first cutting done the way I like it. The hay dried well and we had good quality. We sold it out of the field.The wheat is turning quickly. We have some that looks really good and some that is just OK. I am looking at cutting wheat around the last week of June. We had a little too much water in the fall that left it thin in some places. We haven’t had any blow down yet. We’ll bale the straw and double-crop beans.I still have a few loads of corn in the bin and I was going to sell it last week, but it kept going up. I may hold onto it for a few more days. The beans have rallied and we contracted some a few months ago and I’m glad I didn’t contract more than I did.All of the corn that is up looks great. We hope to get some sidedressing done in the next week. Some of the bean emergence I am not really happy with. In the really dry areas the beans have taken longer to get out of the ground.For the rest of this week’s reports click here.last_img read more

Check Your JavaScript with JSHint, a Fork of Douglas Crockford’s JSLint

first_imgTags:#hack#Tools Irish elaborates on the differences in a comment on Hacker News:JSLint has gotten increasingly more opinionated in the past few months.. For example, the standard for loop: `for (var i = 0, len = arr.length; i < len; i++) { ... ` will now error out in JSLint.A lot of these sorts of changes don’t have flags to customize, so that’s something that JSHint aims to fix. Start with some great defaults, and allow them to be customized. Heck, we even save your checkbox preferences for you (via localStorage).Crock’s responses to people asking for changes on the mailing list have also been a little disappointing:“Your sadly pathetic bleatings are harshing my mellow.” http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/jslint_com/message/1688On the github project, he’s refused CommonJS convention, NodeJS export support, and Rhino compat — all quite easy to do. So until Crock’s primary JSLint is a bit more friendly to customizability and different environments, JSHint will fulfill those needs.Update:Kovalyov has written a blog post explaining his motivations for the fork. Paul Irish and Anton Kovalyov have launched an online tool for checking your JavaScript code for errors and problems. JSHint aims to be more flexible and support more environments than JSLint, a similar tool created by Douglas Crockford. Regarding the difference between JSHint and JSLint the JSHint website says “The most important difference is that JSHint is developed and supported by the JavaScript developer community and not by one very opinionated person.” Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac...last_img

Catholic leaders to come together to end HIV in Goa

first_imgFather Paul Alvares, head of the Conference of Religions of India – Goa Chapter, on Sunday said he would bring heads of various religious congregations together in an attempt to end the scourge of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the State by 2030.Leaders of the Catholic faith got together to discuss the response from the community to HIV in Goa on the sidelines of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday, organised by Human Touch Foundation (HTF) at Margao.“Religious leaders can have massive impacts within their communities in the fight against HIV. With their considerable presence and reach, the church can help shape government policies and advocate with the government for better access to healthcare,” said Peter F. Borges, Founder of HTF. “In addition, religious leaders can talk to and inform their own faith communities. The church is a powerful agent to change individual beliefs and values.” He called for faith leaders to set examples and shape attitudes about HIV.HTF is represented in the Global HIV Strategy Group and International Reference Group of Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an initiative of the World Council of Churches, a global network of churches and related organisations committed to campaigning for justice and dignity.Explaining the HTF’s plans, Sr. Crina Cardozo said programmes would be aimed at reducing stigma and promoting HIV testing in Goa through the involvement of faith leaders in line with the campaign of World Council of Churches. She said faith leaders should demonstrate to the faith community that HIV does not need or deserve stigma. Further, she called on faith leaders to preach sermons about the importance of testing and treatment, in order to prevent discrimination within their communities.Narrating her experiences of addressing HIV during an outbreak, Sister Lourenca Marques said faith leaders have a key role to play in increasing access to HIV testing and treatment, breaking silence and stigma, promoting human rights and building bridges between people and communities.During the dialogue, participants addressed the realities of how stigma and discrimination are perpetuated both in religious communities and the larger society.An adolescent living with HIV also recounted her experience when she and her other friends were discriminated against and expelled from their school in 2014. She shared her challenges and called for an end to discrimination against children living with HIV.In their concluding statement, participants called for the “renewed sense of urgency” to prioritise and strengthen the response to HIV.They pledged to commit themselves to strengthened efforts to respond to HIV in Goa, which includes protecting human rights through collaboration and influencing local and national decision-making processes.last_img read more

Isner, Harrison advance to BB&T Atlanta Open final

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harrison beat fifth-seeded Kyle Edmund of England 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. Harrison won the Memphis Open in February for his first career title. Edmund beat top-seeded Jack Sock on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FILE PHOTO – John Isner of the US returns to Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their men’s singles first round tennis match at the ATP Aegon Championships tennis tournament at Queen’s Club in west London on June 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKATLANTA — Second-seeded John Isner beat third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the BB&T Atlanta Open final for the fifth straight year and the seventh time in eight years.Isner lost to Nick Kyrgios last year at Atlantic Station after winning the hard-court event three straight years. The 6-foot-10 former University of Georgia star will face fourth-seeded Ryan Harrison in an all-American final.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “It was a very good match. Absolutely nothing to complain about today,” Isner said. “On and off the court in pretty quick fashion and I certainly will be ready to go tomorrow. I feel great physically, maybe the best I have felt in quite some time. More importantly than that, I am pretty confident as well.”The 32-year-old Isner won the Hall of Fame Open last week in Newport, Rhode Island, for his 11th career title — all at the ATP World Tour 250 level. He has won seven consecutive tour matches and held for 69 straight service games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMuller reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals this month.“He made it very tough for me today,” Miller said. “I don’t feel like I played a bad match. I maybe didn’t serve well enough today, but it’s also because of him. He put a lot of pressure on me. It was very tough out there today. All credit to him. He played a great match.” LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View comments Usain Bolt is down to his last, blazing curtain call National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresslast_img read more

Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino, punches D-League Finals ticket

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Cignal now awaits the winner of the Flying V-CEU series for its date in the best-of-three Finals.Robbie Herndon paced Marinerong Pilipino in the losing effort with 17 points and five rebounds, while Jeff Javillonar also got 17 markers and four boards.The Scores:CIGNAL HD 87 – Jose 24, Raymundo 18, Villarias 16, Uyloan 15, Bringas 8, Perkins 4, Cahilig 2, Apinan 0, Arboleda 0, Belencion 0, Sara 0, Sumalinog 0.MARINERONG PILIPINO 64 – Herndon 17, Javillonar 17, Javelona 7, Subido 7, Isip 6, Alabanza 2, Iñigo 2, Lopez 2, Publico 2, Sargent 2, Gabriel 0, Gumaru 0, Marata 0, Moralde 0.ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Quarters: 22-14, 39-31, 59-48, 87-64.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH netball squad gets bamboozled by Thailand DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ View comments Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESRaymar Jose could not be denied as he steered Cignal HD to a return trip to the championship round with an 87-64 win over Marinerong Pilipino in Game 2 of their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals series Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The SEA Games-bound forward made the most of his time for the Hawkeyes, pouring 24 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to aid his side’s quest for back-to-back titles.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Pamboy Raymundo shot 4-of-7 from rainbow country to wound up with 18 markers, four assists, and three rebounds, Byron Villarias fired 16 points built on three treys, and Jonathan Uyloan dropped 15 markers on a 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc as Cignal’s three-point shooting was on point all game long to keep the order despite rallies from Marinero.“We’re happy that we made it to the Finals,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “It was a tough conference for us. We played seven straight in three weeks, but we’re here and hopefully, we’ll finish it with a championship.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDespite Marinero’s best efforts, it could not break through the eight-point barrier in the second half as the troika of Raymundo, Villarias, and Uyloan all connected from downtown, with the team shooting 11-of-31 from three. That allowed the Hawkeyes to gain a lead as high as 24, 84-60, courtesy of Jose’s freebies in the final 2:19.“It’s about time that we made our three points. We really practiced hard on that. It just came out in this game and I’m really thankful to my players because coach Koy (Banal)’s adjustments were on the spot, but the kick out passes were there and I told them that if they’re open, they should take it and I’m happy that they made their shots,” said Fernandez. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

Touch Down | The Sports Stars

first_imgNo, she has no unsavoury memories of the time she had to sweep her family’s tiny dhaba clean in Jagatsukh, 6 km away from Manali. The memories of sleeping on the cold floor after a hard day’s work don’t disturb her anymore. “Those memories do not sadden me, in fact,No, she has no unsavoury memories of the time she had to sweep her family’s tiny dhaba clean in Jagatsukh, 6 km away from Manali. The memories of sleeping on the cold floor after a hard day’s work don’t disturb her anymore. “Those memories do not sadden me, in fact they ensure I take every day head-on,” says Kavita. “Whenever I am confronted with negativity, I tell myself that I have always been a survivor. That I’ll always be one. Didn’t someone say: what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger?”Kavita has come a long way from being one of the many girls in Manali who didn’t know where their next meal would come from. Even when she had to sleep on an empty stomach, she seldom complained. She took to kabaddi, for it was the one sport that required the least amount of investment. “It may sound strange, but somewhere in my heart I knew the sport would take me places,” she says.Talk to her about being the poster girl of women’s kabaddi in India and she smiles and says, “But still the state government did not bother to organise a function to honour me, even after we came home with the Asian gold medal in 2014.” The state has given some financial aid since, which came in handy to move her family to a small accommodation near Manali. “But I feel bad for my elder sister, a far better player than me who had to give up the sport to assist my parents at the dhaba,” says Kavita.advertisementShe feels that unless the central and state governments come together to devise a way to spot talent early on, it will be hard to get the gifted ones on board. “Why can’t we have top coaches visiting schools?” she asks. “What stops the government from introducing small scholarships at the school level, and making sports a part of the curriculum? It is easier for the privileged to say that real talent never gets lost. Take my word, I have seen so many gifted players quitting just so that they could earn a living.”She’s glad the Pro Kabaddi League has popularised the sport, giving a financial incentive to players. Kavita, a player with the Fire Birds team in the Women’s Kabaddi Challenge in 2016, says she is looking forward to a long innings. Kavita dreams of getting the Arjuna award someday. But first things first. And that will be avenging India’s shock defeat to Iran at the 2018 Asian Games and putting the country back on top in 2022.last_img read more

John Legend Writes Song For UNHCR World Refugee Day Campaign

first_imgOn World Refugee Day, June 20th, a special song recorded by rising star Diamond White, US The X Factor fan-favorite, will be released in support of UNHCR’s “1 family” campaign.The song, Peace, is dedicated to the over 40 million people around the world who have been forced to flee war or persecution.Written by Grammy award-winning team John Legend and Toby Gad, the song is being released exclusively on World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the pressing humanitarian crises in Syria, Somalia, South Sudan, Congo and Mali. It will be available through the mPowering Action (mPA) mobile app on June 20th for World Refugee Day.“We wanted to release this song on World Refugee Day to draw attention to the millions of families, like yours and mine, uprooted by war to help youth connect through the mPowering Action mobile application to these global issues,” said Gad.UNHCR’s “1 family” campaign aims to highlight the devastating impact of war and persecution on families. When families are forced to flee their homes they may have only a minute to escape. On World Refugee Day, UNHCR is asking the public to step into the shoes of a refugee – if only for a moment – by contemplating what they would take if faced with this life-changing decision.People who download the mPowering Action mobile app will be asked to upload a photo of themselves with an object they would take if they were forced to flee their home. For taking this “action” the song will be unlocked and made available for streaming on their mobile device. The app will link through to UNHCR’s global World Refugee Day site.“Mobile technology is the intimate medium of global youth, which provides the lens to build empathy about the needs that other young people and refugees have around the world. With mobile analytics, tangible results and proof of impact have no middleman,” said Tribal Brands and Tribal Technologies founder Jeff Martin. The mPowering Action platform is Tribal Brands’ social investment platform.Diamond White and Toby Gad will perform Peace live on World Refugee Day in Washington, DC, at an event hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; as the closing song at an evening performance at the Kennedy Center; and as the opening song at an event at 18th St. Lounge. For more information about local events, click here.Source:UNHCRlast_img read more