LBSU roundup: 49ers let one get away in loss to Pacific

first_imgWOMEN’S WATER POLO49ers 16, Alumni 9: Cecilia and Marina Canetti each scored three goals to lead LBSU, which is readying for its season opener next weekend at the Triton Invitational at UC San Diego. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But the Tigers (8-15, 2-7) came roaring back and held the 49ers (5-18, 2-7) scoreless the rest of the way. MEN’S VOLLEYBALLPacific 3, 49ers 1: Paul Lotman led LBSU with a match-high 25 kills, but it wasn’t enough in an MPSF loss to the visiting Tigers. Jake Kelly made a key 3-pointer with 55 seconds left as Pacific rallied from a four points down in the last two minutes and defeated Long Beach State, 77-72, in a Big West Conference women’s basketball game in Stockton. Karina Figueroa led the 49ers with 15 points, followed by Kaiti O’Brien with 14 and Calhoun with 13. After Tyresha Calhoun’s three-point play with 2:12 left, the 49ers led 72-68 and were seemingly on their way. center_img The 49ers (5-5, 3-4) lost by scores of 30-27, 30-32, 30-22 and 30-25. TRACK & FIELD Ronald Carter set a school record in the triple jump, and Chris Richardson won the heptathlon, recording a personal-best in five events, to lead LBSU at the Air Force Invitational. Carter leaped 51-8 1/2, and Richardson totalled 5,312 points to claim his first indoor event of the season. Brent Gray bettered his school record in the 200, running a 21.14, and equalled his record of 6.85 in he 60. Ezra Kwong and David Sampson finished 1-2 in the shot put. last_img read more

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Exclusive – Liverpool legend: Selling Borini and bringing in Remy a great move by Rodgers

first_imgSteve Nicol believes Liverpool will have pulled off a terrific piece of business if they offload Fabio Borini and sign Loic Remy for a smaller fee.The Reds have agreed to sell Borini to Sunderland for around £14million and are close to landing Remy from QPR in an £8.5million deal.Remy, 27, enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Newcastle last season and, speaking on Extra Time, former Anfield ace Nicol said: “It is a great piece of business.“Liverpool are getting rid of a player who’s not going to play and getting someone who has scored 14 goals in 26 games for Newcastle. You would like to think he is guaranteed to get more chances when he plays for Liverpool.“He [Remy] has shown he knows where the net is. He is also a proven goalscorer in the Premier League. That is what is great about it.”And Nicol insists Remy should be not viewed as an underwhelming replacement for Luis Suarez.“We would all love to see Liverpool spend another £20-£30 million but there are not many [of those players] available and it is just not Liverpool’s transfer policy,” he continued.“When you sign a player who is proven, particularly when it comes to putting the ball in the back of net, that is a good thing.”Should he complete his switch to Loftus Road, Remy will become the Reds’ fifth signing of the summer, following deals for Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic.Nicol has been impressed by the business Brendan Rodgers has done so far this summer, with two of the new arrivals particularly catching his eye.“I think they have done pretty well. I’m excited about Can and Markovic,” he said.“They look like the type of players Brendan Rodgers wants to have. They look to go forward, they like to play at pace. That is where Liverpool killed teams last season. The pace of their attack, and the way they played, really wore teams down and caught them on the hop.“I think those two guys will be great signings.”last_img read more

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Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger hails ‘great guy’ Danny Welbeck after match-winning goal against Leicester

first_img1 Arsene Wenger was full of praise for match-winner Danny Welbeck as the Arsenal forward came back from 10 months out to keep Arsenal in the title race with a last-gasp goal against 10-man Leicester.The England international has been missing all season after a serious knee injury but came off the bench to rescue a win for the Gunners, who moved to within two points of leaders Leicester with the 2-1 win.With Arsenal laying siege to Kasper Schmeichel’s goal, Wenger threw on Welbeck, who had played just an hour for the under-21s as he strives for fitness having not played a senior game since last April, and the former Manchester United man was on hand to glance home Mesut Ozil’s free-kick in the fifth minute of added time.“You know Danny Welbeck, he is a great guy, with a great mentality. He worked extremely hard. That is why he is fit,” Wenger said.“[I decided] yesterday. In the last two days he was convincing in training. I planned at the start, when I made my press conference on Friday morning, to play him next week.“But in the last two training sessions he was very strong and I decided just in the end to include him in the squad.“It was a great decision because Danny Welbeck is a great player, and you never know in our job, if somebody else had come on, would he have scored or not?“But everybody is extremely happy for him, because he has been out for 10 months, that is an eternity for a player. We work very hard, our medical team, our fitness team, to bring him back so strong. Let’s not forget he has not played one minute for us.” Arsenal hero Danny Welbeck last_img read more

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FA Cup results: Eastleigh shock Swindon to reach second round PLUS MORE

first_img1 Eastleigh goalkeeper Ryan Clarke Eastleigh produced an FA Cup first-round shock by dumping League One Swindon out after a 3-1 win in their replay at the County Ground.The National League side took a ninth-minute lead through Jai Reason and never looked back with Andy Drury doubling their lead before the break and Mikael Mandron’s 74th-minute penalty making sure, with Nathan Delfouneso scoring a consolation.Taunton, who were the lowest-ranked side left in the competition, threatened an upset at Barrow when Ed Palmer equalised Jordan Williams’ opener with just 17 minutes to go. However, the hosts restored their lead through Ryan Yates a couple of minutes later to spoil the Southern Football League Division One South & West club’s 297-mile journey home.AFC Wimbledon secured a second-round clash at Curzon Ashton by beating Bury 5-0. First-half goals from Paul Robinson, Dean Parrett and substitute Dominic Poleon – who added a second 18 minutes from time – put the game beyond Bury with Lyle Taylor scoring the fifth late on.Cheltenham did similar damage at Crewe in the first hour with Harry Pell, Jack Barthram, Billy Waters and Dan Holman all on the scoresheet before Ryan Lowe’s consolation in a 4-1 outcome.There was no upset at Rochdale where the League One hosts were 2-0 winners against National League side Maidstone with Steven Davies scoring twice, once from the penalty spot, inside the opening 22 minutes.Matty Koslyo snatched a 90th-minute winner for Conference North side Halifax as they beat Dagenham & Redbridge, from the division above, 2-1.Tom Denton put Halifax ahead, the visitors had Oliver Hawkins sent off, Jordan Sinnott missed a penalty to double the lead and Corey Whitley equalised before the late drama.Coventry were also 2-1 winners, at home to Morecambe, thanks to two goals from Marvin Sordell to turn things around after Dean Winnard’s opener, while Jonathan Forte and Aaron Collins scored in Notts County’s 2-0 win at home to Boreham Wood.National League side Solihull Moors defeated League Two Yeovil 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out as, after 90 goalless minutes, Akwasi Asante’s penalty cancelled out Francois Zoko’s extra-time opener for Yeovil.League One Fleetwood’s superior fitness told as they ran out 4-1 winners over Southport with Cian Bolger, Ashley Hunter and Amari’i Bell all scoring in extra time after Ashley Grimes’ 87th-minute equaliser had given the National League side hope.Rory Gaffney scored twice, including the important first goal in extra time, as Bristol Rovers beat Crawley 4-2 with Matty Taylor’s penalty securing the win in the 102nd minute.Newport County scored three times in extra time through Jordan Green, Josh Sheehan and Jazzi Barnum-Bobb to see off Alfreton 4-1.last_img read more

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Benfica v Manchester United live stream and confirmed line-ups

first_imgCLICK HERE TO STREAM LIVE BENFICA v MANCHESTER UNITED COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45Manchester United are hoping to make it three wins from three in the 2017-18 Champions League season when they visit Benfica on Wednesday night.Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho returns to one of his former clubs with the aim of piling further misery on the Portuguese outfit, who are without a point from their opening two games.United will be confident of securing a positive result having lost only once in nine meetings against the Primeira Liga club.And having also never failed to score against tonight’s opposition, the Red Devils could pull clear at the top of Group A.So, who has been selected for Wednesday’s match? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…Confirmed line-ups:Benfica XI: Svilar, Douglas, Ruben Dias, Luisão, Grimaldo, Fejsa, Filipe Augusto, Pizzi, Salvio, Diogo Gonçalves, RaulSubstitutes: Julio Cesar, Lopez, Samaris, Jonas, Seferovic, Zivkovic, CerviManchester United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind, Ander Herrera, Matic, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, LukakuSubstitutes: Romero, Darmian, Jones, McTominay, Lingard, Young, Martial The Red Devils will be looking to maintain their perfect start in Group A 1last_img read more

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Smith: Rangers’ bitterness towards clubs over 2012 will never fade

first_img“I think that’s the thing that will always stay in Scottish football, I think there will be a bitterness in the Rangers ranks that it happened. It will be a massive motivation for the club, it would be for me.“There’s no doubt it was the wrong move in my eyes. Scottish football’s been worse off and a lot of the teams who were happy to see Rangers go down there have suffered and found themselves relegated or in the process of being relegated. So there will be that bitterness.“How can they forget what happened to them? They can’t forget that. Nobody can forget.”A UEFA benchmarking report showed revenues of Scottish clubs have fallen, on average, by 25% over the last five years. Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell estimated his side had lost out on £10m per year due to reduced gate receipts and other associated factors. Former Rangers manager Walter Smith believes there will always be bitterness within the Ibrox club towards other Scottish sides after they denied re-entry to the top flight four years ago.Speaking days before the Old Firm derby and a week after the Championship side clinched promotion back to the top flight, Smith claimed the Govan outfit should be motivated by any remaining ill feeling as they prepare for next season.In 2012, clubs voted 10-1 against allowing Sevco Scotland Limited to inherit Rangers’ SPL share. Representatives from 30 Scottish Football League clubs decided the Ibrox side would enter the bottom tier of their structure after rejecting proposals which could have seen the new company play in the First Division.Asked if he hoped there would be an end to any bad feeling, Smith said: “I think it [ill feeling] will always be there. There was no necessity for Rangers to be put down into the Third Division. Celtic are on the verge of securing five-in-a-row but Smith reckons the Scottish champions have suffered during Rangers’ absence from the top flight, with the former Scotland boss citing reduced spending and a lack of motivation.Smith added: “I think Rangers being out of the top flight has in many ways caused problems to quite a number of the teams that have been there and Celtic are one of them in the sense that they’ve been left more or less alone to win a championship.“Aberdeen put up a great fight over the last couple of years but it’s very difficult for the provincial teams to match Celtic or Rangers, when Rangers are at the level they were at five years ago.“I think Celtic have had a problem with their own motivation in terms of going into games, I think that’s a big, big thing.”last_img read more

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Celtic fined over flares and crowd trouble at Man City

first_imgCeltic have been fined 19,000 euros (£16,000) by UEFA over the behaviour of supporters during the Champions League match with Manchester City.European football’s governing body charged Celtic over “crowd disturbances” and “setting off of fireworks” during the game at the Etihad Stadium in December.At a meeting of UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body on Thursday, the club were hit with a financial penalty.It is the tenth time since 2011 that Celtic have been punished by UEFA over the conduct of their fans during European games.last_img read more

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Donegal ETB Launches Fifth Annual Enterprise Day

first_imgDonegal ETB has launched its fifth annual Enterprise Day for post-primary schools and Youthreach centres from across the county. This exciting event takes place on Wednesday, October 17 in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.The aim of the day is to introduce the concept of entrepreneurship in a fun way to young people with the support of Donegal entrepreneurs. Last year two hundred and fifty young people from twenty-one schools and Youthreach centres from across the county participated.The day involves each team developing a product, from materials provided to them, on which they are judged in a Dragon’s Den-type setup. This includes pitching their product to panels of business judges. Teams are given a business mentor and an LYIT business studies student to guide them throughout the day.They will hear from a guest speaker on entrepreneurship success and failure and get tips on how to pitch a business idea. The day also includes fun activities, icebreakers and team building games with staff from Donegal ETB’s Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley said: “This is one of Donegal ETB’s keynote events for students and learners across the county to encourage the key skill of entrepreneurship in a creative and fun way. We really appreciate the host of business people and entrepreneurs giving up their time on the day to support the students and learners.” Pictured at the launch of Donegal ETB’s 2018 Enterprise Day, taking place in LYIT on 17 October are left-right: John Andy Bonar, Head of Development, LYIT; Danny McFadden, Deputy Principal, Deele College, Raphoe; Catherine Crawford, Guidance Counsellor, Mulroy College, Milford; Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT; Fiona Temple, Principal, Mulroy College, Milford; Clare Houston, Donegal ETB; Maria Clarke, Business Studies Teacher, Finn Valley College; Nuala McCool, Home School Liaison teacher, Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, Béal an Átha Móir and Michael Margey, Head of School, Department of Business, LYIT. Absent from photo is Dr Martin Gormley, Director of Schools, Donegal ETB.This year’s guest speaker is successful young Buncrana entrepreneur Nicola McLaughlin, otherwise known as the Sequin Cinderella. Nicola, a fashion designer, award-winning fashion blogger and boutique owner, began blogging six years ago in 2012 and then set up her fashion design business in 2015, followed by the opening of her boutique, Sequin Cinderella, in 2016.She has a combined social media following on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and LinkedIn of over 50,000 followers and will share her wealth of entrepreneurial experience with the students.Michael Margey, Head of School at LYIT’s Department of Business said: “We are delighted to be involved with Donegal ETB again this year in supporting this exciting event for Donegal’s young people.”Donegal ETB Launches Fifth Annual Enterprise Day was last modified: September 17th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:ETB Donegallast_img read more

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CommandShift3: A Site for Web Design Battles

first_imgRelated Posts Design is a challenging thing for non-designers to wrap our heads around, but we think we know it when we see it done right (“I want it to look ‘clean!’”). CommandShift3 is a website that lets you choose between two website screenshots in a “battle” and vote for the one you find most appealing. Tags:#web marshall kirkpatrick A javascript bookmarklet makes it easy to add any page around the web to CS3 and submitters are encouraged to credit page designers when they are able. I’ve added ReadWriteWeb to the site already. We’ll see how well the new design can hold its own in head-to-head contests. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Built at a New York co-working event called Jelly, the site offers best and worst lists for each day, week and all time. You can also view the best sites by tagged category. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s a fun site to play with and some really nice pages get voted up allong the way. CommandShift3 is the keystroke combination to grab a full screen capture on a Mac. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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GSR Ventures: The China Internet Opportunity (RWS Interview)

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting bernard lunn Related Posts center_img Tags:#A-team#Interviews#NYT#start The Internet started in America, but the big growth in the coming years may come from Asia. We recently interviewed a VC in India. Clearly, it was time to get a perspective from China. So we spoke to Richard Lim, a Partner at GSR Ventures, a China-focused VC fund.Here is why China is a fascinating opportunity for Web technology entrepreneurs: the number of people online in China is more than in the US, yet the revenue from ads and e-commerce is only 10%, compared to 12% in the US. Why? About 50% of users are students, who spend very little. But imagine what will happen when they graduate and start earning money.Booms and Busts in ChinaThe VC numbers that get reported tend to be US-centric. So, we were keen to see what the trends look like from China. Here are the headline numbers (all rounds, all sectors):Q1 2008: $1.1 billion in 100 deals,Q1 2009: $320 million in 32 deals.So, investors in China need strong stomachs! That volatility looks worse than it does in the US. But to put it in perspective, only $1 billion was invested in 2005, so 2009 is likely to be better than 2005, just not as good as the boom in 2008.Here is the other side of the story: IPOs are alive and well for Chinese companies. Between 2004 and 2008, the number of VC-backed ventures that exited via an IPO with a market cap of over $1 billion were:14 from China,11 from America.So, let’s hope Fred Wilson is right that the IPO drought in America is nearly over. (I think he is right.)Background on GSR VenturesGSR Ventures invests primarily in early- and growth-stage technology companies that have substantial operations in China.GSR currently has about $700 million under management. It has a partnership with Mayfield Fund and has offices in Beijing and Silicon Valley.First rounds range from $500,000 to $3 million.In Which Markets Is GSR Investing?GSR Ventures looks for investment opportunities in the following sectors:1. Consumer Internet. This is fundamentally a bet on demographics and GDP growth: that students who are currently online will get jobs and spend money online, that more older people will go online, and that the high GDP growth relative to developed economies will create big opportunities.American consumer Internet companies have so far not been strong in China. Google has less than 25% of the search market there. eBay, Yahoo, and Amazon have not had major success in China. This is also true in some other large markets, such as Korea, Japan, and Russia. This leaves a lot of room for local companies to emerge.2. Enterprise IT in China. Richard stressed that this was in the early stages, but he sees opportunity to leap-frog to cloud-based systems.3. Clean tech. Unlike the first two, this is a global play. Some Chinese companies have already done well in the electronics systems and components marketplace. Chinese clean-tech ventures can take advantage of lower R&D costs.The poster child for Chinese clean tech is the electric car company BYD, the one that Warren Buffet invested in.Other SourcesRichard mentioned two other sources for people wanting to dig a bit deeper into the venture scene in China:Zero2IPO,Asian Venture Capital Journal. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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