Unrepentant Pellegrini praises Man City youngsters

first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini praised his young players after their 5-1 defeat at Chelsea in the FA Cup.Pellegrini fielded a vastly under-strength team, giving full debuts to five players in the fifth-round clash at Stamford Bridge.And they caused some problems for Chelsea before the hosts scored four times in the second half to clinch a quarter-final place.“In the first half we played very well and it was a very tight game,” Pellegrini said. “We played with six young players and I’m very happy with them.“It is important for young players to take their chance when they play, and I was very happy with that.“Unfortunately for us, in five minutes we threw away what we did and at 3-1 it was very difficult.“It is never good to lose 5-1, so I am not so happy about that. But there were a lot of positives.”Pellegrini, whose team play Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday, was unrepentant when asked about his team selection.“I always take the best decision for the club,” he said.See also:Hiddink praises players after Chelsea winChelsea thrash City to reach quarter-finalsChelsea v Man City player ratings’World class’ Hazard suffered dip in confidence – CahillFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Zakumi, the official mascot

first_imgHe’s a fluffy young leopard with green dreadlocks and a wide smile; he’s energetic, enthusiastic, sociable, self-confident and ambitious – and he loves football. Meet Zakumi, the official mascot of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo © 2007 Fifa• Download high-resolution image Photo © 2007 Fifa• Download high-resolution image Photo © 2007 Fifa• Download high-resolution image Photo © 2007 Fifa• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Taking Action on Climate Change

first_imgAlex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Peak oil?I used to hope that the costs of extracting dwindling reserves of oil, gas, and coal would increase to the point that dramatic reductions in consumption would result. I read the articles about “peak oil” (the idea that once the peak in world oil production was reached there would be inexorable declines in production, accompanied by large increases in cost) and hoped that this could be the driver of significant reductions in fossil fuel use. RELATED ARTICLES Earth Day 2014 and Climate ChangeHalf of All Americans Worry About Climate ChangeGood News Bad News With Climate ChangeSeeking Common Ground on Climate Change PolicyScience, Climate Change, and Policy The Science of Global Warming Is Older Than Quantum MechanicsThe Connection Between Obesity and Climate Change Alas, even as production of conventional oil probably did peak a few years ago, advances in extraction of unconventional oil through hydraulic fracturing (fracking), deep-seabed drilling, and other technologies compensated for the reductions in easy-to-access oil, and cost increases were largely kept in check.Commodity pricing is tightly tied to supply and demand, though, and it’s still possible that we will see large increases in price drive conservation. But it’s also possible that costs will actually drop, making it very hard to turn our collective backs on the highly concentrated, carbon-rich fuels. Suddenly waking up to the reality of climate change?I have also long held out hope that science would be able to convince the public and policymakers that our current trajectory is leading us to catastrophe. The following metaphor helps explain where we are.Imagine that your doctor tells you that you have cancer. Not satisfied with that single opinion, you visit 100 doctors for their prognoses, and 98 of them tell you that even though your symptoms may not be that obvious, you have cancer and need to take immediate action to cure it. The other two doctors tell you that the little bump is nothing and you shouldn’t worry about it. Most of us would take action based on advice the 98 doctors and not the two with contradictory advice.That’s where we are with climate change science today. Ninety-eight percent of climate scientists are telling us that our emissions of greenhouse gases are leading us inexorably to a hotter climate, melting glaciers, sea level rise, more intense storms, and a host of other effects. But a lot of us — and especially our policy makers in Washington — are listening to that 2% of climate scientists who say “don’t worry about it; go on with business as usual.”Much of the blame for the societal doubt about climate change has to do with journalists — my own profession. In a presentation in Putney, Vermont, last week, outdoor writer Tom Clynes, who wrote a fascinating article on climate change deniers for Popular Science magazine two years ago, explained that journalists are trained to present good information on the topic at hand, but then find an opposing points of view to present a “balanced perspective.”Journalists do this in reporting on climate change, going back to the same climate-change deniers, such as the Heartland Institute, where well-funded “experts” offer the opposing view that climate change is a farce. This perpetuates the misimpression by the public that there still is a lot of doubt about the science of climate change.So, while I will continue trying to convince the public and policy makers that climate change is real and we need to do something about it, I am increasingly doubtful that we will take significant action as long as the effects are mostly future predictions and not in our faces.center_img A focus on resilienceI wish that we as a society were more willing to base decisions on science, and I hope that if it takes more compelling evidence to convince policy makers to finally take real action on climate change that those wake-up calls won’t be too tragic in their outcomes.As we wait to find out, I’m going to continue to focus on resilience as a driver of action. Next week I’ll remind readers that argument. Seeing and feeling climate changeThis brings me to the scenario that I think will most likely — finally — result in real action: a series of events that even the most skeptical climate-change denier cannot ignore. In the cancer analogy above, this would be the point at which the cancer metastasizes and multiple tumors appear on multiple organs in such a visible way that even those last two doctors who told you not to worry will now tell you that action is needed — though they might well say that it’s too late (sorry about that).So, what would those climate-change events look like? How obvious would they have to be to finally convince the naysayers and create public demand for real action?Will it be the next Hurricane Sandy, which this time hits New York and Boston with full Category-4 or Category-5 force and a commensurate storm surge? Will it be a drought in the West so severe that power plants have to shut down for lack of cooling water and the flow of food from California stops? Will it be three feet of sea level rise and an abandonment of Miami and New Orleans? In my previous blog I described the international effort to understand climate change. The United Nations’ IPCC is leading the charge, and efforts like the Kyoto Treaty have grown out of that background work. But are we getting closer to solving the problem?The vast majority of climate scientists are telling us that we’re careening headlong into the unknown world of a rapidly warming climate, and they offer policy recommendations for addressing that. Except for a few progressive countries that have taken to heart the need to slow carbon emissions — countries like Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Sweden — there is little sign that the rest of the world is even paying attention, let alone embarking on a path that will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.What will it take for the rest of the world to get on board?last_img read more

UP’s time to shine?

first_img“There’s no such thing as perfect volleyball,” she said. “We just have to look at things that we’re still missing” and improve on them.UP head coach Godfrey Okumu has an inkling on what the Lady Maroons need to work on.“We had many unforced errors and we should correct that,” he said, pointing to the 42 points UP gave UE through unforced errors. “Our defense was up to standard. And when we focus we play well.”UE had a seven-point edge off unforced errors, yielding 35 to UP. But mostly, the Lady Warriors’ defense was also up to the task, especially in the back row, where UE kept several UP kill attempts in play.That defense backstopped an offense that was shouldered mostly by springy Judith Abil, who peppered UP with 20 points. In the middle of UE’s defense was skipper Kath Arado who said the Lady Maroons did a good job of trying to keep her out of play.ADVERTISEMENT “This isn’t the best UP team,” she said in Filipino, after the Lady Maroons weathered quite a storm before hammering out a 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12 victory over University of the East on Saturday at the start of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.“We’re just trying to become a better version of UP,” she added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Lady Maroons need a sense of urgency, too. In the offseason, they played like a team rushing to fulfill a potential people saw when Molde and fellow stars Tots Carlos and Justine Dorog joined the squad. They won two offseason titles heading into this UAAP season.But at the Filoil Flying V Centre Saturday, UP wobbled like an inexperienced squad and trailed after three sets before relying on Molde, Carlos and Dorog to see off scrappy UE. “I wasn’t receiving any attacks since the first set so I kept trying to find good positions for myself because nothing came my way,” Arado said in Filipino. “I got fired up and I think … UP’s game plan was to really avoid me.”Arado also summed UE’s newfound confidence despite finishing poorly last season—proof that the Lady Warriors no longer think of themselves as just another easy schedule on their opponents’ calendars.“We have 13 more games and some additional in the Final Four,” Arado said. “We just didn’t have it in the end; we ran out of gas.”UE had UP on the ropes in the opening match of Saturday’s doubleheader—Far Eastern University dismantled National U, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12, in the second game—and the Lady Maroons needed to gut out a strong fourth set to stay alive.It went back-and-forth at the start of the fifth set, before Jessma Ramos and Molde exchanged hits for a 10-7 lead.Molde finished with 23 points to lead the Lady Maroons while Carlos and Dorog had 17 points and 12 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Thirdy hopes to crack Gilas roster Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Isa Molde has seen better versions of University of the Philippines’ women’s volleyball team before.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

ESPN Announces College Football Broadcast Teams For Fall, Kaylee Hartung To Be Featured More Prominently

first_imgESPN's logo in red and white.ESPN has announced its college football broadcast teams for the fall. Most of the teams are similar to last year – Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox are still the network’s top team and will call the primetime Saturday night game on ABC; Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will have the prime Saturday night contest on ESPN. There are some changes, though. Among them: Kaylee Hartung, everyone’s favorite sideline reporter, has been promoted to ESPN’s Thursday night team with Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack. Maria Taylor will take Hartung’s sideline spot for the SEC Network’s top Saturday game. Beyond thrilled to join ESPN’s Thursday night crew and keep rolling with SEC Nation on Saturdays. Let’s go!! https://t.co/K6yfxwBT0J— Kaylee Hartung (@KayleeHartung) August 6, 2015Only Kaylee Hartung can make Nick Saban smile. pic.twitter.com/PqwP4JBktB— Curtis (@Curtos07) February 4, 2015Here are the full pairings, from ESPN.    Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 12.11.34 PMESPN. Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 12.11.42 PMESPN ESPNESPNThe season can’t get here soon enough.Related: Kaylee Hartung Commits Cardinal Sin Of Baseball >>>last_img read more

Phil Jackson could face fine over comments about Ohio States DAngelo Russell

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 26 to watch OSU beat Nebraska, 81-57. Jackson could be facing a fine from the NBA for comments about OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerNew York Knicks president Phil Jackson could face a tampering fine from the NBA for making comments about Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, according to multiple reports.Jackson was on hand at the Schottenstein Center on Thursday night to watch Russell and his OSU teammates dispatch Nebraska, 81-57.According to Cleveland.com, Jackson made comments about Russell as he was leaving the arena.“He’s a great-looking kid,” Jackson said. “Great prospect.”The Knicks currently have the worst record in the NBA, meaning they will likely have a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in June. Russell is currently projected to be among those top five picks.Multiple reports emerged Friday morning saying Jackson’s comments could have violated NBA rules. League rules state that team front office’s are prohibited from discussing players who are not draft eligible.Being fined for tampering is not foreign to Jackson. In June, he was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his comments about then-Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher as potential candidate for the Knicks’ head coaching vacancy. Fisher was later hired as New York’s coach.Following the conclusion of Ohio State’s season, Russell will have until April 26 to decide whether or not he will enter the NBA Draft.Russell and the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court Sunday against Purdue at 7:30 p.m at the Schottenstein Center.Phil Jackson tells @DougLesmerises that Ohio State PG D’Angelo Russell is “a great looking kid with a great future.” pic.twitter.com/bB1oO0pEIT— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) February 27, 2015 read more

Mourinho picks his manager of the year

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has nominated his compatriot Carlos Carvalhal as the candidate who should win the Manager of the Year awardThe Swansea manager has turned things around since replacing the fired Paul Clement back in December and has guided the South Wales side from the bottom of the Premier League table to 15th place with five wins in 11 matches.The Portuguese coach has overseen victories against the likes of both Liverpool and Arsenal and Mourinho is full of praise for his achievements this season.“This guy [Carvalhal] is going to keep Swansea in the Premier League,” said Mourinho, according to Yahoo.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He is the manager of the season, because they were dead and he is going to save them.”One thing that has particularly impressed Mourinho about the Swansea coach this season is his brave approach to making substitutions at half-time with his side 2-0 down.“He changed the players. Not many coaches would do that at half-time. He did it and improved his team.” added Mourinho.last_img read more

Well approach the season in the right way – Spalletti

first_imgThe Nerazzurri Coach Luciano Spalletti said after the final pre-season fixture that “we have a lot of options, defensive balance and consistency will be important.”Speaking to Inter official website Spalletti said:“You have to evaluate each half on its own. In the first half, we did well but we then dropped off in the second. We should have managed the ball better,” said Spalletti.Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie ASerie A Season Preview 2019-20 Boro Tanchev – August 23, 2019 The 2019-20 Serie A campaign starts this weekend with the clash between Parma and defending champions Juventus.“We have lots of options in the team, you need to know how to switch between them while always maintaining defensive balance. Am I satisfied with pre-season? I’m sorry about the problem the Ninja had, the positive side was having guys who can approach the season in the right way.”“Lautaro’s goal was a really beautiful piece of play but the consistency that he showed throughout the match was more important.”“Today, the opponent was very strong and they’ve been winning for some years. In the second half, they made some important changes and we have to show more consistency because we dropped off. I’m satisfied but we must always be competitive, starting with every single training session.”last_img read more