England’s Neville ‘completely and utterly ashamed’ of Cameroon

first_imgEngland manager Phil Neville said he was “completely and utterly ashamed” of Cameroon’s behaviour after his side beat the African team 3-0 on Sunday to reach the women’s World Cup quarter-finals.In a match overshadowed by the African side’s anger towards the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) over a number of decisions, Neville hailed skipper Steph Houghton who opened the scoring but was the victim of a dangerous challenge late on.“I want to speak first. One: Steph Houghton was player of the match and can’t be here as she’s on the treatment table, from the tackle that everyone saw,” Neville told a news conference.“She needs to recover, she’s in a lot of pain. It’s not FIFA’s fault, this time.“Secondly, I came to this World Cup to be successful and to play a part in making women’s football globally more visible. We wanted to put on a show.“I sat through 90 minutes of football and felt ashamed. I was proud of performances, under circumstances I’ve never seen before. I’m completely and utterly ashamed of the opposition.“I didn’t enjoy the game. My players didn’t enjoy the game, apart from getting to the quarter-finals.”England meet Norway in Le Havre in the last-eight after the Scandinavians beat Australia on penalties on Saturday.Neville spoke of his worry that Houghton might not recover in time for the quarter-final clash.“We’re concerned about her, she’s not someone that stays down. It was a late tackle and we’re going to have to do everything possible to get her fit for the quarter-final,” he said.last_img read more

Freezing Rain warning remains in place for B.C.; expands into Alberta

first_imgA Pacific disturbance crossing the BC Peace River region has spread freezing rain to the area, as warm, moist air overruns subfreezing air near the surface. A few mm of ice accretion is possible before the system passes through later this morning.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.Warnings7:12 AM MST Sunday 13 January 2019Freezing rain warning in effect for:Advertisement UPDATE #3 – The freezing rain warning has ended in the B.C. North PeaceUPDATE #2 – As of 8:30 a.m. – Grande Prairie RCMP are warning motorists of extremely icy road conditions in Grande Prairie and on Highway 40.  Grande Prairie Rural members are currently responding to a multi-vehicle collision South of Grande Prairie on Highway 40 at the correction line. Travel in the Grande Prairie area is not recommended unless necessary at this time.UPDATE – The freezing rain warning has ended for the B.C. South Peace but remains in place for the North Peace and Alberta Peace.- Advertisement -FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A freezing rain warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and has been expanded into Alberta.The warning says freezing rain is possible Sunday morning due to a Pacific disturbance crossing the B.C. Peace River region. A few mm of ice accumulation is possible before the system passes through late Sunday morning.An area of freezing rain has moved into west-central Alberta.  Freezing rain will end late Sunday morning.Advertisement For current road conditions visit www.drivebc.ca and in Alberta, visit 511.alberta.caSee the full warning for both regions below.Warnings3:34 AM PST Sunday 13 January 2019Freezing rain warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverFreezing rain is expected or occurring.Advertisementcenter_img Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and DemmittCo. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and WembleyCo. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La GlaceM.D. of Greenview near DeBoltM.D. of Greenview near Little SmokyM.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn CreekM.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon LakeM.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish CreekM.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. AreaFreezing rain is expected or occurring.An area of freezing rain has moved into west-central Alberta.Freezing rain will end later this morning.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.last_img read more

Championship – Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds: Bizarre own goal helps Boro keep pace with promotion charge

first_img David Nugent celebrates his opening goal for Middlesbrough 1 Middlesbrough kept their Championship promotion charge on track with a 3-0 victory over Leeds at the Riverside.Efforts from David Nugent and Diego Fabbrini sandwiched Giuseppe Bellusci’s brilliant own goal as a tame Leeds side left Teesside empty-handed.Middlesbrough headed into the clash knowing victory would move them a point behind leaders Brighton and five ahead of third-placed Reading.And they started like a team on a mission, the hosts flying out of the blocks and taking the lead with their first attack – Nugent opening the scoring in the third minute.Fernando Amorebieta’s searching long ball found Nugent, who flicked on for Cristhian Stuani.The winger ran on to the ball, before beating left-back Charlie Taylor twice and sending a perfect cross to the back post, where Nugent controlled and powered an effort beyond Marco Silvestri.Leeds came back into the game, though, and almost levelled through Mirco Antenucci – the Italian linking up superbly with Gaetano Berardi, only to hit straight at Dimi Konstantopoulos after working a shooting angle.Yet Leeds’ good spell did not bring reward and they were hit by a sucker punch in the 32nd minute, with centre-back Bellusci arrowing a cross into his own net with a wild diving header.Leeds against responded well to the setback, as Stuart Dallas and Alex Mowatt forced saves from Konstantopoulos in quick succession, before Mowatt was again denied from a sweetly struck free-kick.And their frustration turned into anger moments later when Antenucci had a goal harshly ruled out for offside.The visitors thought they had pulled a goal back when Berardi’s long-range volley found its way to Antenucci, who finished neatly.However, a long consultation between referee Neil Swarbrick and his linesman ensued before the latter retrospectively raised the flag.Leeds still looked threatening, with Konstantopoulos again called into action, but the wind was permanently knocked out of their sails after a slip from Sol Bamba allowed Fabbrini to add gloss to the scoreline in the 81st minute.The defender’s attempt to play it out from the back proved costly, as his slip on the edge of the box was pounced upon by the Italian forward, who coolly rounded the goalkeeper before firing high into the net to seal victory for Boro.last_img read more

49ers picked No. 2 in BWC

first_imgThe Long Beach State baseball team was chosen to finished second in the Big West Conference this season, according to the conference’s eight coaches. In a poll released Wednesday, the Dirtbags are picked to finish second behind rival Cal State Fullerton, which received 63 total points and seven first-place votes. LBSU received 53 points, followed by UC Irvine (42), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (41) and UC Riverside (35). Pacific (26), UC Santa Barbara (20) and Cal State Northridge (8) round out the field. The Dirtbags’ home opener is Feb. 3 against USC in a nonconference game. LBSU is ranked No. 16 in Collegiate Baseball and No. 22 in Baseball America in their preseason national polls. Information for this report from the Long Beach State Sports Information Office. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anitalast_img read more

‘Disgraceful’ delays leave children waiting over a year for mental health assessments

first_imgChildren and teenagers in the north west are being forced to wait up to a year for assessments for Mental Health Services, according to new data.Waiting list data from the HSE reveals that children in HSE CHO Area 1, which includes counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Monaghan and Cavan, continue to face waiting times of up to 15 months to undergo an initial medical assessment following GP referral.The figures reveal that as of the end of October, there were 240 children across the local HSE region awaiting to access the service, nine of whom have been on the waiting list for over nine months now while a further eight children have been waiting over a year to receive an appointment. The data was received by Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty, who branded the waiting times as ‘disgraceful’.Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, or ‘CAMHS’, provides assessment and treatment for young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Children must first receive a referral to CAMHS from their GP before they can access the vital supports.Deputy Doherty said young people in the CHO Area 1 face longer wait times than others across the state. He said: “Children in CHO Area 2 which takes in Galway, Roscommon and Mayo for example face a maximum wait time of six months, while those living in CHO Area 7 which includes parts of counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare have a maximum waiting time of nine months. “Clearly, the current waiting list data for children’s mental health services shows that there is no equity in the system and what we are seeing is yet another example of postcode health care where patient outcomes are dependent on where in the state you live.“These regional variations aside, this situation is having long-term unnecessary consequences on vulnerable children and it is affecting every aspect of their development.”Deputy Doherty stated that he intends to continue to hold the government to account over this “appalling failure” in order to provide timely interventions to young people here in Donegal and this region.‘Disgraceful’ delays leave children waiting over a year for mental health assessments was last modified: January 9th, 2019 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:CAMHSChild and Adolescent Mental Health ServicesDeputy Pearse Dohertylast_img read more

Twitter in Real Time: TweetDeck Opens User Streams Preview to All

first_imgOne nifty new feature of Twitter’s API is that you will also get an alert when somebody favorites one of your tweets. Until now, these actions often went unnoticed by many users. This update makes favorites a more interesting part of the Twitter ecosystem.You can download the TweetDeck Twitter User Streams Preview here. AlternativesIt is worth noting that other Twitter clients, including Seesmic, also offer beta versions of their applications with support for Twitter’s User Streams API. Echofon, a popular Twitter client for the Mac also offers a User Stream preview. As far as we are aware, there are currently no mobile apps that support real-time updates yet. A few weeks ago, TweetDecklaunched a limited beta of its Twitter client with support for Twitter’s new User Streams Preview API and today, the company is opening up this beta to all. Thanks to this update, @mentions, direct messages and searches now appear in real time, without the need for TweetDeck to poll Twitter’s servers at a regular interval. Instead of regularly contacting Twitter for updates, Twitter now immediately pushes updates directly to your desktop.Finally: Twitter in Real TimeA lot of us here at ReadWriteWeb have been testing the preview version of TweetDeck and the only major limitation we have discovered so far is the fact that user lists in TweetDeck don’t update in real time and still use the old polling mechanism. Sometimes, when you add a search very popular topic that creates more than a few updates per second, Twitter will also throttle your updates. This, of course, is not TweetDeck’s fault, though you might want to keep this in mind when you are using TweetDeck to track a breaking news story. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification frederic lardinois Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#news#Real-Time Web#twitter#web Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Playstation May Use Your Facebook Account to Customize Your Gameplay

first_imgTags:#Facebook#gaming#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img The latest firmware update for Playstation 3 included an interesting bit of code. This code will allow Sony to marry your Facebook information with your games in a number of interesting ways. The possible customizations of your games with your social network data include a personal play-list for Rock Band, personalizing team-members in Madden NFL to looking like friends and decorating Grand Theft Auto billboards and logos to reflect your “Likes.” Eric Lempel, Sony Computer Entertainment VP of Network Ops told Forbes that the biggest game developers are interested in developing with the Facebook integration in mind. The first such games will be out for the Holiday gift-buying season. In addition to leveraging the Facebook API for more rewarding gameplay and better access to players’ pocketbooks, the integration also benefits Facebook. Even as Facebook’s premier game developer, Zynga, has sought ways to extend its games off the Facebook platform, Facebook is seeking to do the same. This is an integration a power of magnitude greater than the previous simple ability to publish your in-game scores or other achievements to your Facebook account. Although 200 million people already play Facebook games, it also allows Facebook to enter the realm of AAA games, what the hordes of hardcore gamers consider “real games.” Not only is there prestige involved, access to non-casual gaming is access to a $20 billion industry.Tip via Digital Trends | Playstation photo by William Hook curt hopkins 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

MacBook Air Contest: Tell Us How You Won Management Over to Virtualization

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#Contests Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… joe brockmeier 1 What was the most compelling reason that you used to win over management to switch to virtual infrastructure?That’s the question for our latest ReadWriteWeb Cloud contest. The prize? A light-as-a-feather MacBook Air. All you need to do is submit the best comment right here on this post, and you’ll be taking home a MacBook Air. Participating is easy, you just need a Disqus account, and make sure you follow the rules.We know that ReadWriteCloud readers have been persuading management to take on virtualization projects for years, so we’re keen to know – what reasons won over management? Let us know what made your management jump for virtualization, and you have a good shot at winning a MacBook Air.To win, you need to comment by September 30th. We’ll announce the winner shortly thereafter. You can’t win if you don’t respond, so fire up the keyboard and let us know how you won management over to virtualization. We’re looking forward to your responses!last_img read more

How To Boost Your Phone’s Battery Life

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Battery life is like ice cream and cash—there’s just no such thing as too much. In fact, what’s there usually isn’t enough.See also: If The Future’s Battery-Powered, We’re ScrewedMobile technology is a way of life now, which brings us face to face with a bizarre truth: More of us are choosing to hitch bigger chunks of our lives to devices that inconveniently go dead way too quickly.  All that status-updating, photo-uploading, video-streaming joy screeches to a halt when we run out of juice. Too bad advances in power cells have been a little tardy reaching us. That leaves us with two alternatives: We either sit and wait for batteries to get better, or take matters into our own hands. Let’s do the latter. Here’s how.  How To Make Phones Last Longer There’s a lot riding on these devices. People consider their phones to be “more important than daily staples such as coffee and television,” according to Bank of America‘s Consumer Mobility Report (PDF). Among other things, that report’s survey found that almost half of smartphone users say they wouldn’t last a day without their device.Yet smartphone batteries frequently conk out in less than a day of use. My advice: Don’t let it happen to you. 1. Curb Your Power Hungry SettingsThere are plenty of settings that can affect your battery usage, so you could invest a lot of time tweaking. But if you’d rather hit a few key tasks that offer the biggest power-saving payoffs, go with these: • Dim the screen brightness: That beautiful touch display is one of the biggest power suckers in your whole device. • Turn off location services/GPS for apps unless absolutely necessary. Mapping and navigation apps do no good if they can’t locate. Ditto for location-based apps like Foursquare. But why do apps like Flashlight need to track your location? They don’t. So cut them off.• Turn off all wireless when not in use: In the absence of a wireless signal, your phone will stay on the hunt for one. Call off the dogs by shutting down the settings for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and, if you’re in a dead zone, cellular. Airplane Mode makes that easy, with its one-touch activation. And if you have an Android device with NFC (Near Field Communication), and you don’t use Android Beam or other NFC-based features, turn that off too. Hot tip: If you have a choice between cellular and Wi-Fi—like, say, at home or at a friend’s house—always choose Wi-Fi. It sucks down way less battery power than cellular-data connections. 2. Swap Free Apps For Paid VersionsResearchers think in-app mobile ads are major culprits in the crime against your battery. They can run more of your processor and use your data connection for downloading and displaying new ads. Some are starting to use streaming video and other power-wasting tactics. Free apps tend to be riddled with these ads, so consider buying ad-free versions of the ones you use most. 3. Carry Extra Batteries IOGear GearPower Ultra Capacity chargerSpare batteries can be a lifesaver—at least if you’re an Android user who can easily swap a fresh one into the phone. They’re less so for iPhone users, as Apple screws together its phone casing and will void the warranty if you pry open your devices. But a tactic that works for both camps is to carry an external battery with USB ports. Those let you charge different types of devices—from tablets and ereaders to smartwatches—as well as your phone. If you’re a power user, go for a product with a lot of capacity. Consider that the iPhone 5S comes with a 1570 mAh (milliampere-hour) battery; the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 3200 mAh battery. An external battery like IOGear’s GearPower Ultra Capacity charger, which packs 11,000 mAh, would let you charge those device a few times over, or your phone plus other gadgets. It offers two USB ports (1A and the faster charging 2.1A), and costs $79.95. Eton BoostBloc 6600Smaller batteries are available too, like the Eton BoostBloc 6600. Considering how compact and lightweight it is, the 6600 mAh capacity is actually pretty decent, and it also offers two USB ports (1A and 2.1A). It will cost you, though, at $99.99. If you’re looking for an affordable solution, a simple online search yields plenty of results that can fit your budget, size or style requirement. There are even charge purses and charge wallets. 4. Carry A Spare Power Cable And Wall AdapterDon’t forget to stash a compact wall adapter and a cable in your bag. That way, you can power up on the go anywhere there’s a power outlet available. Manufacturer-supplied USB wall adapters, most of which work at 5V, have gotten pretty small these days, so they stow away pretty easily. As for cables, you could get an extra sync/charge cable from your phone maker or another accessory company. There are many, many items on the market. Try to avoid suspicious brands or overly cheap items, though. You don’t want a bad cable frying your device. ChargeKey compact USB cableCompact offerings like ChargeKey and Nomad  are attractive because they smuggle charging cables into small, sturdy and thus eminently portable shapes. ChargeKey is available now, while Nomad is taking pre-orders for a card-style version and a carabiner that will ship later this year. 5. Charge Up Wirelessly At StarbucksStarbucks has decided to roll out Duracell Powermat charging stations nationwide, making them a convenient option for droopy devices. (McDonalds has also been testing Powermat stations.) Just beware: Powermat mats won’t power devices using different wireless charging systems such as Qi or Rezence. You don’t have to buy a whole wireless charging system. Duracell Powermat sells various accessories that can make your mobile devices work with its charging mats. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or an iPhone 4/4S/5/5S, you can even buy a case that will wirelessly charge your phone while you sip a latte.Getting ExtremeIf you want to truly put your battery’s electrons through their paces, you can get even more extreme—by diving deep into your settings, for instance, and even changing some of your (gasp!) personal habits. You can, for instance, change push notifications to fetch, meaning that apps will no longer poll their home servers for new mail, text messages, Twitter mentions or what-have-you. Of course, you’ll have to manually check for alerts instead of getting them automatically pushed to you all the time.You can also limit the number of services that sync to your phone, use Do Not Disturb mode at night, limit lockscreen notifications as much as possible—they can keep your energy-hogging phone screen lit up all the time—and nix battery-hogging background processes. Also, if you have an iPhone, killing Facebook might make a difference.Like any piece of hardware, that power cell will perform better when it’s healthy. So don’t run it all the way down to 0 and charge it all the way up to 100% too often. It’s bad for the battery. Try to keep power levels between 40 and 80%, if you can. And don’t let it get hot. Heat can damage lithium-ion batteries, causing them to leak away a lot of energy and shortening their overall lifespan as well. I’ve sat in the passenger’s seat, navigating my husband using a mapping app, while my phone toasts my hands. Fortunately, in those cases, I’ve discovered that putting the phone right in front of the AC vent can really help cool it down. Saving battery life is a balancing act. You want to manage things you don’t really need, so they don’t drain the juice. But you want to be judicious too. Otherwise, if you go too far stripping out everything that makes that device smart, you just wind up with a pricey dumb phone. Feature image cropped from photo by Doug McCaughan; wireless charging image courtesy of Starbucks adriana lee Tags:#batteries#battery life#mobile#smartphone What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Steedman man accused of stealing ATV

first_imgA stolen ATV turns up in southern Callaway County.Deputies say it was reported stolen on Aug. 10 from near Route NN. They found it on Oak Street in Mokane at about 2 a.m. Thursday.Deputies would arrest Jamon Otey, 19. The Steedman man allegedly stole the ATV, and had meth on him when he was cuffed.Otey is now out on $9,500 bond.last_img