Rodgers backs Suarez after diving row

first_imgPulis called for three-match bans for players who dive – making reference to one theatrical fall by Suarez.But Rodgers said he suspected double standards as he noted Stoke defender Robert Huth escaped punishment despite appearing to stamp on Suarez after the Football Association confirmed the incident was seen by officials at the time so no further action can be taken.“As manager of this football club I find it incredible that in nearly all the coverage about Luis Suarez this weekend, very little focus has been placed on the fact that he was actually the victim of a stamping incident within the first five minutes of the game,” Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com.“At this moment there seems to be one set of rules for Luis and another set for everyone else.“Diving and simulation is obviously a wider issue in football and one that we all agree has to be eradicated from our game but there were other incidents this weekend that didn’t seem to generate the same coverage.“No one should be distracted by the real issue here, both at Anfield and at another game played on Sunday, when Luis and another player were hurt in off-the-ball incidents that went unpunished but were caught on TV cameras.“I believe some people need to develop a sense of perspective and I also believe in this moment the vilification of Luis is both wrong and unfair,” said Rodgers, who after the match praised Suarez for a “terrific” performance.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LIVERPOOL, England, October 9 – Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers blasted what he termed the “vilification” of Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, branded a diver by Stoke boss Tony Pulis after their draw at Anfield.Rodgers feels Suarez is suffering from a reputation which goes before him, with the Liverpool boss fearing he will not get a penalty even if he is fouled – and Rodgers has already voiced concerns to referees’ chief Mike Riley.last_img read more

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Cloud Computing: IBM and Oracle Cloud Businesses Fail to Impress

first_imgOracle and IBM.  Big names.  Big vendors.  But are they being dropped from the pack?Mark Murphy, analyst at JPMorgan, said in June 2018 that “only 6.5% of vendors voted for Oracle as being indispensable to their operations. At the same time, Amazon’s importance to CIOs showed material improvement.”Thomas Labrecque, Professor of Business Technology at Villanova, wrote that “despite its slow-and-steady movement toward newer product and service offerings, IBM is still well-anchored in past business models and business units (which it still must jettison). IBM is revered as an elder, but not yet widely celebrated as an industry innovator, certainly not like Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon or even Microsoft.”Matt Assay, Head of the Developer Ecosystem at Adobe, wrote that “Maybe [IBM and Oracle] are reconciled to sitting at the children’s table of cloud, but the problem for both IBM and Oracle is cloud is eating their existing businesses. It has eaten the server business and now starting to feast in earnest on software infrastructure, including the database, which is the profitable heart of these companies. IBM’s revenue implosion has been on display quarterly for years. “last_img read more

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Google Plus Now Lets You Control Who Can Notify You

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jon mitchell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Users will still receive all notifications when someone comments on their posts or adds them to a circle. By default, ‘Who can notify you’ is set to extended circles. The options are: specific individuals or circles, all circles, extended circles or anyone.This is a small update, but with traffic skyrocketing on Google Plus after opening to everyone, noise control options are a welcome addition. Earlier this week, Google Plus turned on new options to lock posts before sharing in response to user feedback.Do you get a lot of notifications on Google Plus? Will this update help you manage them? Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Google Plus is currently rolling out a feature to let users control who sends them notifications. There will be a new option in settings called ‘Who can notify you.’“We’ll be rolling this out slowly,” says Google engineer Kathleen Ko, “so if it’s not available for you yet check back soon.” In this public post Ko outlines the notifications that users can now control: Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Share with you individuallySelect ‘Notify about this post’ (when sharing to a circle you’re in)+Mention your nameInvite you to a hangoutInvite you to play or send you messages from a game This setting controls who you’ll get notifications from, if they:last_img read more

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TFA CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE NCRG

first_imgTouch Football Australia is calling for applications for the National Coaching Reference Group (NCRG).The role of the NCRG is to oversee coaching standards and coaching development for the sport of Touch football.The NCRG has four key areas of responsibility, theses are: a) Education & Training (course content and delivery strategies) b) Communication (processes, information technology and administration) c) Coaching Improvement (observations, mentoring, self-development and elite) d) Youth, Women & Indigenous Coach Development (recruitment and retention)For more information on the application process or the position, please click here: NATIONAL COACHING REFERENCE GROUPlast_img read more

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10 months agoGuardiola: Man City a better team than last season

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Guardiola: Man City a better team than last seasonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is adamant they’re a better team than last season.Champions City are involved in a tight title race with Liverpool this season, but Guardiola thinks his side have improved from a year ago. “In little details we are better than last season, which is normal because we have more time together,” he told Sky Sports.Asked how City have improved, Guardiola added: “Our process, our build-ups, our high pressing we can use different movements, we have more alternatives to defend into attack and we are more solid when we defend deeper.”Guardiola also revealed what impressed him most about his side’s title-winning season.”It was our consistency,” he added. Of course we dropped points, that happens, but after that we were always there, which was the most remarkable thing and what I give the most importance.”Winning cups or the Champions League that’s six or seven games where you have to be good, but in the Premier League it can be every three days, which is why it’s the title I like the most.” last_img read more

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9 months ago​Southampton boss Hasenhuttl lauds Long

first_img​Southampton boss Hasenhuttl lauds Longby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was full of praise for Shane Long.The veteran attacker ended his goal drought, which stretches from April, to help the Saints beat Leicester.The result puts them in 16th, a point away from the drop zone. And Hasenhuttl credited the tireless display from Long for his side’s win.He said to reporters after the game: “If you try to improve your game during the week in every session on the pitch then you can earn something on the weekend.”He showed that he can be a very important part in this team because he was very hard to stop, he saved a lot of balls, was always working in the net and against the ball as long as possible.”When he was finished then I take him off and can only congratulate him for a fantastic game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoSolskjaer: Man Utd rebuild no quick-fix. Rome wasn’t built in a day

first_imgSolskjaer: Man Utd rebuild no quick-fix. Rome wasn’t built in a dayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called for patience as he continues the rebuilding process.A concerning start to the campaign has seen United take just six points from their first eight Premier League games, while the club haven’t won the title since 2013. Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “It’s not like the situation we had last year. There’s no lack of desire there. “For us it’s about building a new culture, building a new team, bringing everybody together. Is it the job I expected? Yes. I never said this was going to be a quick-fix job. It’s step after step after step. “Of course, we’ve hit a few bumps in the road, I never said this was going to be a quick-fix job. Rome wasn’t built in a day. “We need time, and the attitude of the boys has been great. [We must] keep working on improving the understanding and relationships between all players, and the style we want to play.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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3 days agoBarcelona prepared to offload midfield trio

first_imgBarcelona prepared to offload midfield trioby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are prepared to let Ivan Rakitic, Carles Alena and Riqui Puig leave in January.The trio have been rarely used by manager Ernesto Valverde due to the sheer number of options he has in midfield, with Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Arthur his preferred trio.Arturo Vidal and Sergi Roberto are also ahead of them in the pecking order.Sport says they could all take up options to move elsewhere in the winter window. Rakitic would prefer a move to Italy or France over a switch to Manchester United in January.Spurs and Real Betis want to sign Alena on loan, while Puig could stay if they both leave. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Watch: UNC’s Brice Johnson Finds Out About All-American Selection, Jersey Honor

first_imgBrice Johnson on the couch finds out about All American selection and jersey honor.North Carolina senior forward Brice Johnson was named a First Team All-American today by the United States Basketball Writers Association. As a result, he will have his jersey put up in the rafters at the Dean Dome as part of the program’s tradition of honoring All-Americans.The Tar Heels put out a very cool feature showing Johnson finding out about his All-American status from head coach Roy Williams, as his teammates cheered him. The video goes on to include Williams talking about Johnson and Johnson saying how much the honor means to him. If you bleed Carolina blue, this is a must-watch. Watch @bjohnson_23 find out the 1st team All-American selection means his jersey will be in Smith Center rafters! https://t.co/WCZJjF1KBS— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 14, 2016last_img read more

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Wrestling No 2 Ohio State returns home for matchup against No 14

Ohio State redshirt senior wrestler Bo Jordan battles Arizona State sophomore Zahid Valencia during a dual meet on Nov. 12. The Buckeyes won 31-12, but Jordan lost the match. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorComing off victories against Maryland and Rutgers, No. 2 Ohio State (8-0, 3-0 Big Ten) faces off against No. 14 Minnesota (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) at 7 p.m. Friday at the Schottenstein Center.Minnesota defeated Michigan State Sunday, and has seven wrestlers on InterMat’s top 20 individual class rankings. One potential matchup that would highlight the night involves No. 4 Ethan Lizak of Minnesota, who will likely wrestle against Ohio State’s No. 1 Nathan Tomasello at 125 pounds.  “That’s probably the premier matchup of the night,” Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said.Tomasello made his season debut against Maryland, winning 18-2 by technical fall, but sat out the Buckeyes’ next meet against Rutgers. He missed the first couple months of the season with a right knee injury.Ohio State junior Te’Shan Campbell and Minnesota senior Nick Wanzek will square off at 165 pounds. They come in ranked 13th and 9th, respectively. Campbell lost to Rutgers’ No. 12 Richie Lewis by decision 5-2 in his last matchup.Redshirt sophomore Ke-Shawn Hayes also lost by decision against Rutgers, when No. 12 Eleazar DeLuca got the best of him in a 12-7 decision. Hayes is No. 6 in the 149-pound division, and will likely face redshirt junior Steve Bleise Friday.  At 174 pounds, redshirt senior Bo Jordan looks to build off of his 3-0 win vs. Rutgers’ Joseph Grello. Friday’s meet marks the first of two meets at the Schottenstein Center. Usually the team’s home matches are at St. John Arena. “I haven’t wrestled in the Schott a whole lot since I’ve been in college, but a few times, and did a lot in high school, so it’s good to get back in that venue,” Jordan said.His brother, No. 6 Micah Jordan, will take on Minnesota’s No. 18 Jake Short at 157 pounds. “[Short’s] like a veteran, he’s been in the sport a while, so I’ll be pumped up for that match,” Micah Jordan said. Ohio State junior Joey McKenna will compete against Minnesota junior Tommy Thorn at 141 pounds. McKenna is coming off a win by major decision against Rutgers, and is a perfect 6-0 on the season. Both McKenna and Thorn are inside the top 11. “Every single week I’ve seen his progression, and Joey McKenna with energy? Watch out,” Ryan said.Ohio State sophomore Luke Pletcher will likely wrestle Minnesota sophomore Mitchell McKee at 133 pounds. The matchup between the two second-year wrestlers will be a chance for a pair of young up-and-comers to showcase their talents. Pletcher is already up to No. 2 and has yet to lose this season.  “They’ve seen each other before in high school. I don’t believe they’ve wrestled yet in college, but that will be a real big one for us at 133,” Ryan said.Ohio State completes its lineup with junior Myles Martin at 184 pounds, redshirt sophomore Kollin Moore at 197 pounds and senior heavyweight Kyle Snyder.Ohio State men’s wrestling team will finally be at full health, and is getting into the meat of its schedule, with dual meets coming up against No. 7 Iowa on Jan. 21 and No. 22 Purdue on Jan. 28 at the Jordan brothers’ former high school, St. Paris Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio. read more

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