first_imgLA PUENTE – The expansion of a full-day preschool program is the latest example of the growing support for early childhood education. Since January, the Options-Rorimer Preschool in La Puente has operated a full-day, five-days-a-week preschool for 15 students. Funding by the California Department of Education and the Los Angeles Universal Preschool program has allowed for an additional nine children a chance to attend a 11.5-hour school day, learning shapes, colors, numbers and building social skills, said school officials. Cliff Marcussen, executive director and founder of Options, said the agency has operated similar full-day programs throughout the San Gabriel Valley for 12 years. Options programs are available in Covina, Manzanita and Hurley elementary schools. Enrolling a child in preschool in the U.S. is voluntary, and 40 states have state-sponsored Pre-K programs that enroll 4-year-old children. Illinois, Oklahoma and Georgia allow 3-year-olds to attend preschool, said Don Owens, spokesman for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Owens compares the preschool system in the U.S. to a patchwork quilt – instead of a single system, states, churches and Head Start centers can all run preschool programs. While full-day programs may attract more students because it helps parents with day care options, educators and early childhood advocates say that curriculum and teaching is what matters. Aubrey Fine, professor of education at Cal Poly Pomona, said that in education circles, “K-12” is shifting to “P-12” or preschool to 12th-grade. “We recognize that early support for youngsters can have their benefit,” Fine said. Programs that certify teachers to work in preschools are scarce, Fine said, but universities are taking an active role in educating teachers who will go in to that field. Fine said in addition to identifying colors or shapes that children, even at an early age, still need to develop the skills to think, problem solve and relate to their peers. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marcussen said having full-day preschool targeting low-income families is important. “It gives parents a place that can care for and educate their children during the hours they work,” he said. Giving young children access to education at an earlier age is an area of growing focus with preschool a part of the solution. Studies on the effect of half-day versus full-day programs show that students who attended a full-day program performed better on math and literacy tests, including picture vocabulary and letter-word identification. Ellen Frede, director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, which conducted one of those studies, said that the full-day program also allowed for teachers to build relationships with their students and even used snack time as a learning activity. last_img read more

first_imgKilcar GAA News:Our reserves beat Naomh Muire in the Junior Gaeltacht on Sunday away by 1-07 to 0-07, Conor Doherty was part of the Trench cup winning Dundalk IT side on Saturday well done Conor but hard luck to Martin, Paddy and Ryan who lost narrowly to DCU in the Sigerson Cup semi-final on Friday. Our seniors and reserves are away to Bundoran in the opening Division One match on Sunday 20th March. Club gear now on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha. Colaiste Na CarraigeBest of luck to the Colaiste na Carraige Under 16s in the Danske Bank Arthurs Cup semi-final against Ballybay CC in Irvinstown this Tuesday evening.Underage Under 14 boys training on Mondays in Aislann Chill Chartha at 5:20pm – 6:45pm. Players should wear appropriate indoor gear, gum shield and bring bottle of water with them. Parents should drop child into Áislann and come into Áislann to collect them. Under 12s training on Thursdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm and Under 16s training on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30am both also in Áislann Chill Chartha. Club MembershipClub membership for 2016 is now available at the following rates. Adult Playing Members €30, Student Playing Members €20, Adult Members €20, Family Membership (2 adults &Children U18) €40 and Student/Juvenile Members €10. Membership can be paid to Denise McSweeney. Forms are available in Aislann Chill Chartha, for download from our website or from Denise. All Adult members paid up before Mar 31st will be entered into a club draw.Ladies TrainingLadies training on Monday evenings from 7-8 pm in Aislann Cill Chartha for anyone 15 years and over who want to play Under 16, Minor and Senior this year. Please make an effort to attend it’s for only 1 hour and this is to get our fitness level up also for any past players or ladies who wish to take part in fitness class, all welcome.Ladies Board Cash for ClubsAnois teacht an EarraighBeidh an lá dúl chun shíneadh Is tar eis na Féile Bríde ardóigh mé mo sheol……..  SPRING IS HERE TIME TO, CLEAR OUT YOUR WARBROBE BRING ALL YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHING WHICH INCLUDES  All Ladies Gents Children’s, all clothing shoes belts bags, hats and also all bed linen and curtains. Bring your bags to Towney GAA rooms any day from now until Saturday 27th February for more details ring: Mary Football 087-6168779 or Caroline Brady 087-2696803. Bags can be collected ring above numbers for details.  Go raibh a mile maith agaibh Club AppWe have now 210 members mark on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,400 this week’s numbers were:  4, 9, 17 and 24 winners were: €50 Nicole McGowan, Sligo €30 Marie Gillespie, Kilcausey €20 Ina Hegarty, Dunkineely and Ciaran Gavigan, Croagbeg. Club Bingo Jackpot now €6,550!There was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €6,550 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €255 Grainne O’Reilly, €120 Ann McGuire €80 Bella Cunningham €70 Annmarie Campbell, Joan Ellis, Bernadette Doherty, Joan McGuinness, Denise Boyle and Margaret Doherty.Nora Carr RIPWe would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Nora Carr, Leitir who sadly passed away at the weekend.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.For the latest news visit our website you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at and @KilcarGAAKILCAR STAR CONOR DOHERTY HELPS DUNDALK IT TO TRENCH CUP SUCCESS was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Dundalk ITGAAkilcarSportlast_img read more

first_imgA number of road safety measures are to be introduced to one of the busiest local roads in the county.The Glenfin Road outside Ballybofey is now to undergo a number of low-cost safety works.The scheme, which has been welcomed by Cllr Patrick McGowan, will be started over the next few weeks. Funding has already been secured for this project.A lining contractor has now been procured and will be commencing works this week. The signage has been purchased and will be installed the week commencing Monday 6th Nov, with the traffic islands installed shortly after this.Cllr McGowan said Engineers hope that this work should help to slow down vehicles and stop overtaking on this very busy road.Green light given for safety measures at busy road was last modified: November 1st, 2017 by StephenShare 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:BallybofeydonegalGlenfin Roadroad upgradelast_img read more

first_imgI can make it shine, drinking that Dar-wineAnytime night or dayOnly trouble is, gee whizI’m dreamin’ my data away When I feel lazy in the labI need a plot line that’s pre-fabI grab old Darwin then all I have to do isDrea-ea-ea-ea-eam It’s difficult to believe any other vaunted science than cosmology would be so rife with fact-free speculation.  Well, maybe paleoanthropology, too.The Saga of Stone ToolsIn an article on Live Science, the stone tools were mere props for the real story: a speculative wandering among possibilities.  This can be seen by distilling the key words into a seamless stream of consciousness:Did Rise of Ancient Human Ancestor Lead to New Stone Tools?… the emergence of an ancient human ancestor …  the finding suggests an ancient tool-making technique may have arisen with the evolution of the new species…. “We think it might be related to the change of species.” …  emerged … probably used … scientists believed … but proving that was tricky … colleagues, however, have found Aucheulean tools that are indistinguishable in age from those found in Kenya, suggesting the symmetric hand axes were widespread in the region … increasing the likelihood … That the timing of this tool-making emerges at the same time as Homo erectus is intriguing, and allows for the possibility that the tools were made by this ancient lineage … But while the new study is suggestive that Homo erectus made these tools, it’s not a smoking gun…. It’s tempting to say … and that’s very difficult to prove.The only tangible facts in this saga consist of a bag of scraping rocks gathered from disparate areas dated by fallible humans who didn’t see when and where they were made by whom.The Running Man“Run for your life!” the hominid shrieked to his hairy companion dropping from the tree.  “It’s the only way to evolve!”  A slightly more academic version of this short story was told in Live Science, in “How Running For Our Lives May Have Made Humans Smarter.”  The operative phrase is “may have,” which implies its converse, “may not have”.  The article continues the stream-of-consciousness dreamland scenario of suggestion, emergence and possibility:Could athletic prowess be linked to the size of our brains? Some new research suggests that exercise-loving mice have larger midbrains then their more mellow counterparts.Scientists now think that the ability to run far and fast helped us evolve both physically and mentally. For evidence, look to the common house mouse.It appears that the childhood storybook tale of City Mouse and Country Mouse has evolved (or emerged into) The Couch Potato Dufus and the Precocious Athlete.  But since the article promised “evidence,” it’s worth looking for evidence of the evidence.  Here it is: Mice on treadmills, bred for both their propensity and abilities on treadmill wheels were found to have slightly larger midbrains—”But the overall size of their brains did not vary significantly.”  This is a long way removed from the hypothesis at issue.  After all, mice are mice, and men are men, whether or not they operate treadmills.  Furthermore, the hypothesis sounds like a case of artificial selection, not Darwinism.  But it provided enough putative “evidence” to start the tale: Whether the mice evolved larger midbrains because they exercised, or exercised because they had bigger brains, remains to be determined. In the classic comedy sketch, “The 2,000-Year-Old Man,” Mel Brooks, playing the title character, said the main form of transportation long ago “was mostly fear.” “You’d hear an animal growling and you’d go two miles in a minute,” he said. That was probably true, at least in spirit.And so the Lamarckian story ran, based on a comedy sketch.  It’s frankly hard to know where the comedy sketch left off:In 2004, Daniel Lieberman of Harvard University and Dennis Bramble at the University of Utah suggested that one of the reasons humans survived and evolved is that they learned to run faster and further. That allowed them, like Mel Brooks’ character, to get away from predators, and they also could walk farther so they could track down animals and bring food home.Those who could run faster and walk farther reproduced more than those who could not, they wrote, so humans evolved endurance. Our legs grew longer, toes shortened; we lost hair, and gained more complex middle ears for balance.Where, exactly, was the linkage between running farther and reproducing more?  While we’re imagining things, one could imagine the lazy guy in the cave having sex, while the distance runner is miles away. Other than that, the story is Lamarckian.  Learning how to run faster like Mel Brooks won’t make a bit of difference if the trait isn’t in the sperm.Back to the stream of consciousness:Another thing Garland and his team were trying to test is a theory called mosaic evolution. As animals evolve, do certain areas of their bodies change independently of what happens to the rest of the body, or does the whole body generally evolve simultaneously? … [time out for more mice on treadmills] … “They love going on the wheels and excel in both motivation and abilities,” said Garland … seems to support the mosaic evolution concept … For whatever reason … [a bystander] calls Garland’s work “an amazing step forward” … Garland’s next experiment, however, is to see whether it is the exercise that is increasing the midbrain in mice instead of the opposite. He thinks using MRIs and questionnaires with living humans could test to see if the same things are true of human joggers.The question was, “How Running For Our Lives May Have Made Humans Smarter.”  Well, the answer is, Yes, it may have.  But then again, an equally valid answer in storytelling is, No, it may not have.This gets so tiring.  Today’s evolutionists think they have done their job if something (anything) “suggests” that an unobservable event “may have” made us hairless rocket scientists with opposable thumbs and complex middle ears.  Evolution is the mother of invention.  Need shorter toes?  Got it.  Can’t keep your balance while running?  Semicircular canals coming right up.  Need opposable thumb for flaking rocks?  Oh, they just emerged right on time!  The storytellers weave effortlessly between Lamarckism and Darwinism, sipping their Darwine and plucking tantalizing speculations from thin air. Ah, science.  Ain’t it wonderful?  We can watch our mice on the treadmill and dream, dream, dream.The dream is a lie.  One thing these unaccountable, reckless charlatans know with absolute certainty: criticisms of their speculations must be lied about, expelled and silenced (read previous entry).  Hearing them would ruin all the fun.Dream, by the Evolutionary BrothersDrea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dreamDrea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dreamWhen I want to get a grantI tell a tale, though data’s scant,Whenever I want funds, all I have to do isDrea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dreamcenter_img With critics gone, the media’s mineThey’re always there to make me shineWhenever I want fame, all I have to do isDrea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dreamDrea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream[fade out](Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Lainey Wolf, National Association of Wheat GrowersAfter 12 years of research and the work of 20 countries, the genome of wheat has finally been sequenced. The complexity of the wheat genome made sequencing a long and difficult process. Now, the world’s most widely cultivated crop has each gene sequenced, and the possibilities are endless. With the use of this scientific breakthrough farmers and scientists can now coordinate to improve wheat production.Wheat is most complex plant to be fully genetically sequenced, to date. Decoding the incredibly complex structure of the wheat genome is a major scientific breakthrough that will allow for future improvements in wheat production. Wheat has a genome five times larger than that of humans, with much of the DNA being highly repetitive. Additionally, the cells are hexaploid, meaning that there are six homologous pairs of chromosomes instead of just two. Now that each of the approximately 108,000 genes of wheat are known, it is time to finish figuring out exactly what each of them do. Like other organisms, often multiple genes influence certain characteristics. Once the purpose of a gene is identified modifications can be made to improve traits.Modifying genes will allow for improvement across many areas in wheat production. In recent years, wheat yields have been declining. Increasing yields would provide more food to meet the demands of a growing world population. Resistance to climatic changes such as drought and frost could benefit farmers incredibly. Additionally, disease and pest resistance could potentially decrease a large loss of yield for wheat growers across different terrains.By creating better seeds, that are more suited to the environment which they will grow in, there is an increased potential for a more abundant and efficient harvest. The potential for environmental improvements has increased exponentially with the sequencing of the wheat genome. Creating more drought resistance wheat would allow for water conservation. Pest resistance could result in the reduced usage of pesticides, which enter the environment.Sequencing the genome of wheat has opened a new door for shaping the future of wheat production. With continued research and scientific discovery, one of the world’s major food sources can be improved for the benefit of producers and consumers alike. Looking forward, the wheat industry can hope to improve yields, environmental impacts and efficiency because of this breakthrough.last_img read more

first_imgA day after the NCP core committee resolved to form an alternative government in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has put off his November 24 visit to Ayodhya, a Sena leader said on Monday. NCP president Sharad Pawar is expected to meet his Congress counterpart Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday to discuss government formation. In the wake of the Supreme Court judgment on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute on November 9, Mr. Thackeray had announced he would visit the temple town in Uttar Pradesh on November 24.“The government formation process is taking time. Leaders of the three parties (Sena, NCP and Congress) are holding meetings. They are inching towards government formation. In view of these developments, Uddhavji has decided to postpone his visit to Ayodhya,” the Sena leader said. He also pointed out at the “security concerns” in Ayodhya.“Security agencies already denied permission to political parties planning to visit Ayodhya and the (Ram Janmabhoomi) site,” the leader said. Delivering a historic verdict, the SC had cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque. On Sunday, NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said in Pune that Mr. Pawar and Ms. Gandhi will meet on Monday and discuss the possibility of formation of an alternative government in Maharashtra, which is under President’s Rule since November 12. Mr. Malik also said leaders from the NCP and Congress will meet and discuss future course of action on Tuesday. Maharashtra was placed under Central Rule as no party or alliance could form a government for want of requisite numbers even 19 days after the results of the assembly polls were declared. After felling out with its ally BJP over the demand for the post of the chief minister for an equal term, the Sena reached out to the Congress-NCP combine for support. The saffron alliance had secured a comfortable majority by winning 105 and 56 seats, respectively, in the 288-member Assembly. The Congress and the NCP, pre-poll allies, won 44 and 54 seats, respectively.The Sena later withdrew its lone minister Arvind Sawant from the Narendra Modi government. On Saturday, Sena MP Sanjay Raut had announced that the Uddhav Thackeray-led party’s exit from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was a “formality”.The Congress and the NCP have already finalised a draft Common Minimum Programme (CMP) to run a possible coalition government with the Sena, and talks on sharing of power are expected to continue. The Sena has been firm on its demand for the post of chief minister.last_img read more

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES “Gravity” then became the ONE World flyweight champion when he scored a split decision win over rival Adriano Moraes in June to unify the belts.Belingon (20-5) followed up Eustaquio’s success when he became the ONE interim bantamweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Martin Nguyen and then he became the ONE World bantamweight champion when he escaped with a split decision victory against Bibiano Fernandes in November for his seventh straight triumph.Pacio (13-2) had a different path to his title belt since he wasn’t an interim champion when he dethroned Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE World strawweight championship in September.And a fitting ending to Team Lakay’s 2018, Folayang (21-6) regained his ONE World lightweight strap when he dominated Singapore’s Amir Khan on Nov. 23 at Mall of Asia Arena.Folayang, arguably the Philippines’ best and most famous mixed martial artist, put on a striking master class that showed the massive disparity between him and Khan.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick relishes chance to learn from Stanley Pringle LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img From left: Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio, Geje Eustaquio, Mark Sangiao, Kevin Belingon, Eduard Folayang, and Stephen Loman hoist their hardwares. Denison Rey A. Dalupang/INQUIRERMANILA, Philippines—Team Lakay made 2018 its best year to date after four of its fighters captured World titles in ONE Championship.Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, and Joshua Pacio all took their respective divisions by storm and in the middle of that maddening orchestra is the peaceful conductor Mark Sangiao.ADVERTISEMENT A former professional fighter himself, Sangiao led the Baguio-based team to unprecedented heights in the promotion and he’s looking forward to an equally successful 2019.“It’s our biggest year, we won titles and received many awards this year,” said Sangiao. “This is the result of our hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. These awards and titles are just the fruits of our labor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“This is definitely the best year for us, but of course, we will not stop. We have to keep on improving and defend those belts.”Eustaquio (11-6) was the first of the four fighters to rake in gold when he became the ONE interim flyweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Kazakhstan’s Kairat Akhmetov in January. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Coach Mark should have a belt,” said Folayang. “We’re a good team because we have a brilliant and selfless coach who supports us all the way.”“When I see these belts, I know that my sacrifice was worth it. I feel that I’m also a champion,” said Sangiao of his coaching career and fighting retirement. “I decided to retire eight years ago. I’m a positive guy, so I don’t regret my decision to retire. I’m very happy about it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad PLAY LIST 01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight03:491.8M visitors expected at Manila North Cemetery for ‘Undas’ 201902:42PH 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 View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES That masked, however, an alarming slump in results on the domestic front that has seen Spurs win just six of their last 24 Premier League games since February, a period that goes back to the end of last season.With the team currently in 14th place in the 20-team league and showing no sign of an improvement, Levy made his move.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing,” Levy said.“It falls to the board to make the difficult decisions — this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff — but we do so in the club’s best interests.”Pochettino departs without having won a trophy as Tottenham manager, a stain on an otherwise brilliant tenure in which he has had to battle against the biggest teams in Europe while working under strict financial constraints as Spurs prepared to move into a new stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ View comments Rice industry paralysis Tottenham’s manager Mauricio Pochettino sits on the bench before the Champions League group B soccer match between Red Star and Tottenham, at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)LONDON — Mauricio Pochettino was widely lauded as something of a miracle worker by elevating Tottenham into English soccer’s established elite and inspiring its improbable run to a Champions League final.In his sixth season at the north London club, the magic of the Argentine coach finally wore off.ADVERTISEMENT Pochettino was fired by Tottenham on Tuesday, a move that was sudden yet perhaps inevitable with the team’s declining fortunes on the field mirroring the ostensible disaffection of its manager.British media reported that Tottenham was in negotiations with Jose Mourinho to take over.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“We were extremely reluctant to make this change,” said Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, whose relationship with Pochettino has appeared strained in recent years as they clashed over transfer spending, “and it is not a decision the board have taken lightly, nor in haste.”Nor would they. It wasn’t long ago that Pochettino was one of the most sought-after managers in world soccer, having transformed Tottenham into a title contender in the Premier League and guided the team into last season’s Champions League final — a remarkable feat that remains the standout achievement of his 5½ years in the job. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? His replacement could be Mourinho, out of work since being fired by Manchester United in December but reportedly keen on the vacancy at Tottenham. Carlo Ancelotti and Massimiliano Allegri, highly respected Italian coaches, are also currently unemployed.Since leaving Porto for Chelsea in 2004, Mourinho has always worked at clubs with big budgets so Tottenham might not be a natural fit for the Portuguese coach.Whoever does come in has a tough act to follow, with former Tottenham and England striker Gary Lineker saying Pochettino had “helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years.”“Good luck with finding a better replacement,” Lineker tweeted, “….ain’t gonna happen.”Pochettino, a former Argentina defender, took over a Tottenham team that was outside the established elite in 2014 and created one of the most dynamic and exciting young teams in recent Premier League history, despite being unable to spend lots of money in the transfer market as the club prepared to move into a new stadium.After a fifth-place finish in his first season, Tottenham came third, second, third and fourth in his next four full seasons in charge. The intensity and energy of the team’s pressing made Spurs stand out under Pochettino.The highlight of his tenure will be Tottenham’s run to the Champions League final, where when the team scraped through the group stage, before beating Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax to get to the final. The wins over Ajax and City were sealed in breathless games full of late drama, seen as a sign of the unity Pochettino had forged in the side.However, Pochettino suggested before the Champions League final that he would be ready to leave the club if Tottenham won in Madrid, and he has had a disgruntled air ever since. His squad has become fractured, too, with key players like Christian Eriksen and Toby Vertonghen reportedly keen to leave and there was a sense the team was stale and in need of a shake-up.In the space of four days at the start of October, Tottenham lost 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League — the first time in club history the team had conceded seven at home in a major competition — and then 3-0 at Brighton, piling the pressure on Pochettino. The previous week, the team was eliminated from the English League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester.His last match in charge was a 1-1 home draw in the league against Sheffield United, a promoted team that outplayed Tottenham at times. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Alaska clinches playoff spot, tops NLEX Pochettino’s successor will inherit a squad potentially requiring a revamp and lacking in areas like full back and central midfield.Dele Alli, signed by Pochettino from third-tier MK Dons in 2015 as an 18-year-old, was the first Tottenham player to speak about his manager’s departure.“I can’t thank this man enough,” Alli said on Twitter, alongside a picture on him embracing Pochettino. “He’s taught me so much and I’m so grateful for everything he’s done for me. Good luck and hope to see you again my friend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’last_img read more

first_imgDehradun, Sept 2 (PTI) Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul today told Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to help young talents in the state realise their full potential and stressed that such CSR activities will be a significant step in nation building.Being an organisation based in Doon valley, it must make special efforts towards “adopting” sportspersons and helping them get facilities and training so that they can compete well at national and international sporting events, he said.The Governor was speaking at a programme in ONGC Academy here to mark the state-run firms Diamond Jubilee celebrations.Paul also said girls from underprivileged families in remote hill areas of the state must be supported for good higher education.”CSR activities like these will help boost the progress and development of the state and will be a significant step in nation building,” the Governor said.Congratulating all employees of the organisation on the occasion, he said the Doon valley, the headquarters of ONGC, could not be imagined without its existence,as the growth of this corporate giant, since its inception in 1956, has been almost synonymous with the growth of Dehradun. PTI ALM NSD RG NSDlast_img read more

first_imgOppo sub-brand Realme is on a roll. The company, earlier this week, launched its second phone in India called the Realme 2. Looks like Realme is all set to launch its third phone in the country next month. The company has already started teasing the phone on its social media. So far, Realme has confirmed that the next phone will be the Realme 2 Pro, and it will be launching in September, but didn’t reveal the exact launch timeline of the phone. A new report coming from Mobile Indian claims that the Realme 2 Pro will be launching in India on September 28.This bit of information has reportedly been confirmed by the Realme CEO Madhav Sheth himself. “We are going to launch Realme 2 Pro within a month,” said Sheth. Realme 2 was launched on August 28, which means, Realme 2 Pro will go official on September 28.Alongside confirming the launch date, Sheth has also confirmed that the Realme 2 Pro will be priced under Rs 20,000. “It will be priced a bit higher than Realme 1 but less than Rs 20,000,” he said. This means that the Pro version will aim to take on the likes of some of the very popular phones in the market right now, like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Nokia 6.1 Plus and others.If the Realme 2 Pro is actually priced under Rs 20,000, this also means that the phone will be a much-upgraded version of the newly launched Realme 2 which comes with a starting price tag of Rs 8,990. The Realme 2 has been launched in the country for a starting price of Rs 8,990 for the 3GB/32GB storage version. The 4GB/ 64GB storage model has been priced at Rs 10,990.advertisementSheth didn’t reveal the specs details of the Realme 2 Pro but did say, the phone will come with “best of the processor and best of design”. We can expect the phone to run on Qualcomm chipset probably the Snapdragon 660.Sheth also made it clear that the newly launched Realme 2 isn’t an upgrade to Realme 1. He said that Realme 2 is a different smartphone altogether and is aimed at people looking for a budget phone with latest technologies in it like the dual rear cameras, notched display, and fingerprint sensor.ALSO READ: Realme teases launch of a new smartphone in September, could be Realme 2 ProThe Realme 2 will go on sale for the first time in India on September 4 exclusively on Flipkart. The smartphone comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage. Both the storage memory will be expandable via microSD card up to 256GB. On the software front, the Realme 2 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1. On the camera front, the phone sports a dual camera set up on the back consisting of a primary sensor of 13-megapixel primary sensor and a secondary sensor of 2-megapixel. On the front, the Realme 2 comes with an 8-megapixel sensor just as the Realme 1. The Realme 2 comes packed with a massive 4,230mAh battery — which as the company claims to deliver an all-day battery life.last_img read more