Merseyslide! – Liverpool, Everton fall to north London clubs

first_img Liverpool has conceded 16 goals in nine league games its worst start in 53 years to sit 12 points behind leader Manchester City in eighth place. Tottenham, though, is on the up after a sluggish start to the season. Mauricio Pochettino’s side is only behind second-place Manchester United on goal difference and within five points of City. Tottenham is finally looking at ease at its temporary Wembley home, but few opponents will be as easy to pick apart as Liverpool. Few EPL players will be as brittle in defence as Dejan Lovren, who was hauled off after a half-hour. By that stage, Tottenham was already 2-1 up after going in front after only four minutes through Kane, and then Son Heung-min netted in the 12th minute. Liverpool had not threatened when Mohamed Salah scored in the 24th, but it would only prove a consolation. Dele Alli restored Tottenham’s two-goal cushion in first-half stoppage time and Kane was on target again 11 minutes into the second half. English Premier League Table Pos Club Pl GD Pts 1 Man City 9 +28 25 2 Man Utd 9 +18 20 3 Spurs 9 +13 20 4 Chelsea 9 +7 16 5 Arsenal 9 +5 16 6 Watford 9 -2 15 7 Newcastle 9 +2 14 8 Burnley 9 -1 13 9 Liverpool 9 -2 13 10 Southampton 9 -1 12 11 Huddersfield 9 -3 12 12 Brighton 9 -1 11 13 West Brom 9 -3 10 14 Leicester 9 -2 9 15 Swansea 9 -4 8 16 West Ham 9 -9 8 17 Stoke 9 -10 8 18 Everton 9 -11 8 19 Bournemouth 9 -7 7 20 Crystal Palace 9 -17 3 WORST START LONDON (AP): Final score: North London 9, Merseyside 3. Liverpool and Everton endured a miserable Sunday in the English Premier League (EPL) as they were torn apart by Tottenham and Arsenal, respectively. Arsenal had five different scorers in a 5-2 victory that further weakened Everton manager Ronald Koeman’s job security. Harry Kane scored twice in front of a record Premier League crowd of more than 80,000 as Tottenham beat Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley Stadium. The statistics are bleak for Koeman in his second season in charge: Everton has no wins in its last five matches, two victories in the last 13, eight points from nine games and only six league goals. Everton, which finished seventh in the EPL last season, is bottom of its Europa League group with one point from three games. “I am responsible for this team,” Koeman said. “The final result is really poor, but all these kind of decisions (about my future) is not in my hands.” Although Wayne Rooney put Everton in front, that was as good as it got for Everton. Nacho Monreal equalised just before the break with further goals coming from Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette after Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye was sent off and Aaron Ramsey. Substitute Oumar Niasse pulled one back, thanks to poor defending, but Alexis Sanchez had the final say with the last kick of the game as Arsenal eased to a first away win of the season. Despite around £150 million (US$198 million) being invested in new players in the summer, Everton is now in the relegation zone. “The team is underperforming, it is in a difficult situation mentally and struggling for confidence. That is what we need to change,” Koeman said. “I still believe I can change the whole situation, but everybody knows how it works in football. That is all I can answer about this situation. I told the players that I believe the players, I believe in the commitment of the players.” Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp hopes to deliver Liverpool’s first league title since 1990. Some chance, now, in his third season.last_img read more

Golfer Fleetwood gets pep talk from City boss Guardiola

first_img0Shares0000Tommy Fleetwood can count Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola among those rooting for him at the Ryder Cup © AFP / Eric FEFERBERGSAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France, Sep 25 – Ryder Cup rookie Tommy Fleetwood will hope a message of motivation from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola can spur him on to success for Team Europe at Le Golf National this week.Fleetwood, introduced to Guardiola through a mutual friend, was on a Cheshire golf course with the City boss in April when his side were crowned Premier League champions following Manchester United’s defeat by West Brom. The pair then struck up a partnership at Wentworth for the celebrity Pro-Am event ahead of the BMW PGA Championship in May, and Guardiola has shown his support for Fleetwood ahead of this week’s showdown with the United States.“We all have these videos in the room, these motivational videos, and he was one of the guys that sent a message to me,” Fleetwood, 27, told reporters on Tuesday.“I’m not sure he’s coming over. I’m sure he’s busy at the weekend but he might make it over. But yeah, we always talk quite a lot.“He’s somebody that’s great to know.”Guardiola gushed about his first-hand Ryder Cup experience as a fan at the 2012 edition in Medinah, when Europe pulled off a remarkable final-day comeback to stun the Americans on their home patch.The Spaniard, then on a 12-month sabbatical after leaving his post at Barcelona, was invited to the tournament as a guest of European captain Jose Maria Olazabal.“He was at the Ryder Cup in Medinah, and he’ll always mention that that’s one of the greatest times he’s had in his life being at that Ryder Cup,” said Fleetwood.“Yeah, it was a very special time. It has a special place in his heart, the Ryder Cup, and he’s been very supportive through the whole thing.“Maybe we’ll see him, I don’t know.”City are due to host Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday, not ruling out the possibility of Guardiola making an appearance for Sunday’s singles.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Manchester City want £16m for attacker as Serie A giants plan moves

first_imgRoma are locked in a three-way battle with Juventus and Inter Milan for Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic.The Montenegro international is expected to be on the move this summer after falling down the pecking order at the Etihad.The 25-year-old made just 17 appearances in the Premier League last season and is hungry for more action.That has sparked interest from several clubs and, according to La Repubblica, three Serie A sides are fighting for Jovetic’s signature.Juventus, Inter and Roma have made enquires and are hopeful they can persuade the former Fiorentina man to return to Italy.Manchester City are believed to want around £16m for the striker, who they purchased for £22m back in July 2013. Stevan Jovetic 1last_img read more

Summer trade deficit sets record

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeOn Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 4.25 points to close at 12,441.27 on Monday. It was the first time in four sessions that Wall Street had a down day. At current levels, the United States is borrowing more than $2 billion a day from foreigners to finance the trade deficit. While foreigners have been happy to sell their cars, clothing and computers to Americans and hold dollars in return, the worry is that at some point the desire for dollar-denominated assets could weaken, triggering sharp declines in the value of the dollar and pushing interest rates higher. Analysts noted that for the third straight quarter, foreigners earned more on their U.S. investments than Americans did on their foreign holdings, sending the deficit in investment flows to a record of $3.8 billion. The current account deficit is expected to hit a new record for the full year, far surpassing last year’s record of $791.5 billion although some analysts said they believed the third-quarter figure would represent the worst of the deficit numbers. WASHINGTON – Pushed up by soaring oil prices, America’s trade deficit surged to a record high in the summer, but analysts predicted a slowly improving imbalance in the months ahead. The current account trade deficit increased 3.9 percent to an all-time high of $225.6 billion in the July-September quarter, the Commerce Department reported Monday. That third-quarter deficit was equal to 6.8 percent of the total economy, up from 6.6 percent of gross domestic product in the second quarter. The current account is the broadest measure of trade because it tracks not only the flow of goods and services across borders but also investment flows. It represents the amount of money that must be borrowed from foreigners to make up the difference between imports and exports. “Lower oil prices, robust export growth and some cooling in import growth should bring the deficit down, beginning in the fourth quarter,” said Nigel Gault, an economist with Global Insight, a private forecasting firm. He predicted that the deficit would average around $866 billion this year but shrink moderately to $816 billion next year. But imbalances at this level will still leave U.S. financial markets vulnerable to foreign investment patterns, economists said. “The expected modest improvement in the current account deficit is not that encouraging since the overall shortfall will remain very large, keeping external financing risks elevated,” said Michael Gregory, an economist at BMO Capital Markets Economics. Democrats, who took over control of the House and Senate in the November elections, attacked President George W. Bush’s trade policies, charging that the administration has failed to protect U.S. workers from unfair competition from China and other countries. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson led a high-level delegation that included seven members of Bush’s Cabinet and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to Beijing last week for two days of talks aimed at resolving long-standing trade problems. However, the two sides reported no breakthroughs on the biggest issues such as American manufacturers’ complaints that China is manipulating the value of its currency to gain trade advantages. The $225.6 billion deficit for the third quarter was in line with economists’ expectations. It followed a $217.1 billion shortfall in the April-June quarter and topped the previous record of $223.1 billion in the final three months of last year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Hearts match against Kilmarnock moved to Murrayfield

first_img“Following a period of fairly intense speculation over the past few weeks, I can now confirm that the board has decided to take further advantage of our contingency arrangements with the SRU to play our ‘home’ fixture against Kilmarnock FC, on Sunday, November 5, at BT Murrayfield,” Budge said in a statement on the club’s official website.“These arrangements have been confirmed with all parties involved and I would like to record my appreciation for their cooperation in agreeing to the change in venue.“One of our key objectives is to ensure that our first game back at Tynecastle runs smoothly and provides supporters with the best possible match day experience. “We have therefore decided to take advantage of the opportunity open to us to call on our contingency arrangements for this fixture, thereby giving us more time to robustly test out all of our new facilities.” Hearts have announced their match against Kilmarnock will be played at Murrayfield on November 5.Tynecastle Stadium has been undergoing major renovations with a new main stand being constructed.The club arranged for early season fixtures to be played away or at the home of Scottish rugby.Kilmarnock’s visit had been earmarked as the first at the revamped Tynecastle but chairwoman Ann Budge has confirmed they will continue playing at Murrayfield for the game against Steve Clarke’s side.last_img read more

TY students create ‘A Donegal Fusion’ for new dish at Chandpur Restaurant

first_imgA team of Transition Year students are going to be fusing cultures and tastes to create a brand new dish in Chandpur Indian Restaurant in Donegal Town.The Donegal TASTY Project involves 42 TY Students at the Abbey Vocational School. The aim is to produce a sweet or savoury dish in conjunction with seven restaurants and hotels in Donegal Town. The new creations will then be added to the menus.The teams also have to produce a story combining the Donegal produce used in the dish. Other participating businesses are The Smuggler’s Inn, Harvey’s Point, Solís Lough Eske Castle Hotel, The Mill Park and The Village Tavern. The award-winning culinary experts at Chandpur are creating a chicken dish with their students, who have named their team ‘A Donegal Fusion’. The name arose from a combination of the Donegal element and the Bangladeshi Roots of Chandpur, with a touch of Scotland thrown in the mix.A Donegal FusionTeam Fusion members (pictured above with co-owner Susan Miah) are Kerrie McHugh, Victor Mitchell, Elizabeth Mackle, Aine McGroarty, Katie Shovlin and William Browne. Follow their project on Facebook here.The students are helping to name the dish and cook it with Head Chef Rana Miah. The special addition of Donegal Produce in the dish is the award winning Hive Active Irish Honey.Teams will present their dishes at an awards night on May 16th in Solis Lough Eske Castle. Every team will do a presentation and around 150 guests will taste all the new products before an independent judge will decide the best product. There is also an award for the team who has the best social media and the team with the best presentation on the night.The overall aim of the Donegal TASTY Project is to provide transition-year students at the Abbey Vocational School  with a “TASTE” of the varied career paths and opportunities within the Tourism and Hospitality industry.TY students create ‘A Donegal Fusion’ for new dish at Chandpur Restaurant was last modified: March 16th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abbey vocational schoolChandpur Indian RestaurantDonegal TowntastyTransition Yearlast_img read more

#Nextchat: HR’s Role in Organizational Design

first_imgWhat’s a Twitter Chat?  by Mary Kaylor, Joe Jones, Ashley Miller and Lindsay Northon Three Tools for Twitter Chatscenter_img The role of the HR professional continues to change, but one thing stays the same: Human capital management remains the key differentiator for organizational growth and success. One of the keys to effective human capital management is organizational design. Organizational design (OD) focuses on identifying and creating the right human structure within the organization and identifying the right competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics required in each part of that design. Although it can be difficult to find and hire talent, it can be an even greater challenge to build an organizational structure that will ensure that people with the right skills and competencies are working in the right jobs and teams now and in the future.HR’s Role in OD and the Challenges Many challenges exist regarding HR’s role in organizational design. Owning a significant organizational design effort from creation to implementation takes a lot of time, and most HR departments don’t have the resources to commit to this. Additionally, many HR departments lack the expertise necessary to build an organizational design plan. In the SHRM Online article Research: It’s Not a Four-Letter Word, SHRM Director of HR Competencies Joe Jones points out, “HR is no longer a simple art form. It is more science than art, rooted in well-planned, well-executed and actionable HR research that results in an improved organization, not a dusty report on a shelf that no one reads.”An Ongoing EffortConducting a critical evaluation of how your organization is structured is not something that should be undertaken every five years. Organizational design must become an ongoing initiative and a core HR function. In the blog post Data Driven Organization Design—Q&A, Concentra CEO Rupert Morrison says that “The modern day organization is under increasing pressure to adapt quickly to changing markets and disruptive organizational events such as mergers and restructures as well as changes in working habits with digitally engaged, mobile workforces. This means people need to shift their perspective from seeing OD as a one-off activity to a continuous process required to hone and improve performance over time.”OD TechnologyOrganizational design no longer means a list of names on a spreadsheet or the creation of a simple hierarchical chart. New HR technology can deliver powerful modeling tools and data that allow HR leaders to better visualize the people, skills and competencies in their organization.  It has also become more precise. Instead of doing major restructuring, many companies are opting to focus on smaller slices within the organization—or micro-design—by looking at more agile clusters of jobs and functions that allow for easier monitoring and faster transformation when challenges or opportunities arise.Regardless of the challenges they face or their level of involvement in this process, HR professionals can strengthen their proficiency in the HR competencies necessary to make greater contributions toward organizational design efforts.How are you handling organizational design at your organization? Please join @shrmnextchat at 3pm ET on August 17 for #Nextchat with special guests SHRM Specialist, HR Competencies, Lindsay Northon (@HRCompetencies); SHRM Senior Specialist, HR Competencies, Ashley Miller (@Miller843); and SHRM Director, HR Competencies, Joe Jones (@josephajonesphd). We’ll chat about HR’s role in organizational design and how human capital management strategies can be more cohesive with organizational design efforts. Q1. How does your organization approach organizational design, and how is HR involved? Q2. How involved should senior leaders outside of HR be in organizational design planning? Which ones should be involved and why?Q3. In what areas are organizations most likely to make errors with organizational design planning?Q4. How or in what areas can HR use micro-design to make their organizations more agile?    Q5. What specific data or analytics are most important to an organizational design plan? Q6. What HR competencies should HR professionals strengthen to be more effective in organizational design?   Q7. How can HR ensure that talent management strategies are aligned with their organizational design efforts?  Q8. What role do competency models play in organizational design?last_img read more

Lulzsec Hacks U.S. Senate

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Government#NYT#security#web The hacking group Lulzsec broke into the U.S. Senate’s website and stole information. On its site, it posted which it reposted “a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from Senate.gov.”The Senate’s Deputy Sergeant at Arms, Maria Bradford, told Reuters that the group penetrated the public side of the site only and has not created a lasting security problem. “Although this intrusion is inconvenient, it does not compromise the security of the Senate’s network, its members or staff,” she said. “Specifically, there is no individual user account information on the server supporting senate.gov that could have been compromised.”The group outlined the rationale for its latest action in its statement:“We don’t like the US government very much. Their boats are weak, their lulz are low, and their sites aren’t very secure. In an attempt to help them fix their issues, we’ve decided to donate additional lulz in the form of owning them some more!”The Senate is the frequent target of hacking attacks, fending off tens of thousands each month, according to Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer.Busy beavers, Lulzsec hacked into the website of Sony Pictures earlier this month. Other targets include PBS (for a Frontline documentary on Wikileaks) and two against game makers Bethesda Softworks. http://www.bethsoft.com/eng/index/The motivations of hackers are rarely as clear-cut as their detractors insist they are (simple criminality) or as laudable as they themselves insist they are. The Senate, Lulzsec say, was hacked to encourage them to increase their security and Bethesda to “speed up the production of Skyrim,” a game. Either the group is being disingenuous or are wildly deluded as to how their actions will be received by either a government organization or a game devs. Other sources: The Hacker News, Forbes, Los Angeles Timeslast_img read more

VMworld – Intel’s online booth – check it out.

first_imgFor the event next week @ VMWorld we have created a virtual booth, check it out here: Intel Virtual BoothAlso follow Hank Lea as he explores vmworld and blogs about the event.last_img

Alisson expecting Napoli test

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson believes a “big challenge” awaits his team against Napoli in the Champions League.Jurgen Klopp’s men make the trip to the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday, looking to make it two wins from as many games in Group C.Alisson’s last visit to Napoli was a successful one, the goalkeeper helping Roma to a 4-2 win in Serie A in March. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The Brazil international remembers that encounter and said Liverpool would face a huge test against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.”They had 24 attempts on goal, 13 on target. I made 11 saves and conceded two goals,” Alisson told the club’s website.”It’s always tough playing away against a great club. In Napoli, we’ll definitely find really passionate fans, and a team that comes onto the pitch with a huge desire to win.”The last and only time I played there, we happily got a win, but it was one of the games I had to work hardest in during the season.”It was one of the toughest games of the season for us in Serie A, so it’s definitely going to be a tough game. They’ve had the same basis of the team for three to four years.”I hope we have a great game and achieve the victory, but it’ll definitely be a big challenge for us.”Liverpool opened their Champions League campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain last month. #UCL Matchday TwoMore moments like this, please!  pic.twitter.com/tYa6SlgSwN— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 30, 2018Alisson said that victory had boosted his team, but warned they needed to deliver again.”We’re confident in our potential,” he said. “To beat a great team like PSG fills you with confidence, but it’ll be a different game so we have to look at it differently as well, bringing our desire onto the pitch, doing everything that we’ve been doing up until now at the start of the season.”On the pitch, we play as a team. Playing as a team not as individuals, that’s our main quality.”Our strength isn’t in one player – it’s in all the players running together and being dedicated together on the pitch to always represent and lift up the name of Liverpool.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more