Dutch giant APG moves into Indian infrastructure financing

first_imgThe commitment from APG is its largest to Indian infrastructure so far and comes after the country voted in a new government seeking to promote greater foreign investment.Hans-Martin Aerts, head of infrastructure for Asia at APG, said: “The infrastructure sector in India is at an inflection point.“Given the strong push of the new government on sector revival through conducive policy measures, the funding from this strategic alliance will help infrastructure companies to recycle capital and contribute significantly to the further development of India’s infrastructure sector.”The platform will invest in rupee-denominated mezzanine instruments issued by infrastructure companies.The strategy will be to focus on infrastructure projects either operational or near completion in a bid to limit execution risk and to generate cash flows.Piramal has experience in providing mezzanine debt to companies, including infrastructure firms.Jayesh Desai, co-head of structured investment group at Piramal, said: “Indian infrastructure players have moved up in maturity scale as the portfolio of operational projects has increased and, hence, is lending high visibility to future cash flows.“Over $150bn of equity and mezzanine funding is required to meet government target investment of $1trn until 2017, and this is the gap our strategic alliance seeks to bridge.”Desai attributed the funding gap to constraints on commercial banks in India to “provide only senior-secured lending at asset level where there is limited headroom, especially in cases where there has been delay in project execution.”The partnership also follows a number of real estate joint ventures by APG in India.APG is already investing in hotels with Lemon Tree, housing with Godrej Group and, most recently, offices with Xander Group.Spokesman Harmen Geers said: “We will continue exploring new investment opportunities, predominantly joint ventures and co-investments alongside strong, like-minded partners.“If suitable opportunities continue to present themselves, we may look to expand such partnerships.” APG is to provide mezzanine financing for Indian infrastructure development, the latest step in an ongoing push into real assets in the country by the Dutch pensions giant.Indian conglomerate Piramal Enterprises and APG are entering into a joint venture to invest $1bn (€747m) over the next three years.Both parties have made initial commitments of $375m.A statement claimed that it was “one of the largest private sector commitments to the infrastructure sector in India” and “one of the single largest commitments to date by a foreign investor to the infrastructure sector in India”.last_img read more

Amun: Why my magic failed me after Leading Nigeria To World Cup Glory

first_img Promoted Content6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Coach Fanny Amun has revealed that external negative influence is the reason why he could not help Nigeria’s Flying Eagles qualify for the World Youth Championships, only a couple of years after lifting the U-17 World Cup with the Golden Eaglets. “I won the U-17 World Cup in 1993, and I said allow me to use the same players Oruma and others to prosecute the U20 World Cup, but they formed a clique against me. “The then association and the sports ministry said I wanted to waste funds, that we have already qualified as hosts of the U-20 that I should use home-based players. “I told them it was not possible. We played a lot of friendly matches, too much. I saw the lapses there. The then head of state invited me to meet him because I was reported to him as being stubborn. “They gave me money, I took the team to Germany, we played Leverkusen and other teams, but I still kept on saying we can’t prosecute the U-20 with that team. “I asked for even five (players) from the ’93 team, Celestine and others, so I could be ‘sleeping’ on the bench because these players are now matured because of the exposure they had, but they refused, insisting that I wanted to waste funds. read also:Ex- Eaglets coach tells NFF what they must do to Manu Garba “You saw the games in Lagos where  Duke Udi, Ebiede, Olumide Harris. They dribbled everybody and still played the ball over the bar. Is it me that did that. For me, I know I did my best.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Amun guided Celestine Babayaro, Nwankwo Kanu, Wilson Oruma and co to Nigeria’s second world title at the cadet level. Following the success, he was entrusted with the mandate of leading Nigeria to the final of the 1995 African Youth Championship, hosted by Nigeria. Only the two finalists of that tournament would qualify for the 1995 World Youth Championships in Qatar. With a team primarily composed of home-based players, the Flying Eagles, unfortunately, ended in the third position, with Cameroon finishing as winners and Burundi the runners-up. Amun insists that his bosses who stopped him from adding members of his World Cup-winning squad facilitated his failure. “I did all I could. No assignment that has been given to me that I have not been a huge success at all levels,” the gaffer told Premium Times.last_img read more

Ohio State University Extension Director Rennekamp to step down

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Roger Rennekamp, associate dean and director of Ohio State University Extension, will bring his 40-year career in Cooperative Extension to a close on July 31.Rennekamp has served Ohio and its citizens since 2016 as the 12th leader of OSU Extension, which has an office in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. Specializing in agriculture and natural resources, Ohio 4-H youth development, community development, and family and consumer sciences, Extension educators bring the knowledge of The Ohio State University directly to Ohioans.During his tenure, Rennekamp has been responsible for a number of positive organizational changes.“Dr. Rennekamp has forged a large number of new partnerships that have served to heighten awareness of Extension’s mission among both internal and external stakeholders,” said Cathann A. Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).Rennekamp also led a comprehensive restructuring of OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm, that aimed to eliminate inefficiencies and expand the voice of county-based personnel in organizational decision making. Some of his other accomplishments while at OSU Extension have included increasing the starting salary for Extension educators, streamlining the promotion process for nonfaculty educators, initiating Ohio State’s Community Engagement Conference, and creating an Extension internship program. Additionally, Rennekamp was responsible for using an issue-based framework for communicating the value of Extension, bringing a renewed focus on talent development within the organization, and introducing a new videoconferencing platform that allowed for enhanced communication and saved Extension personnel both time and money.Rennekamp was also responsible for the Extension Endowment Initiative, which resulted in record-breaking philanthropic support for OSU Extension.last_img read more

Weekly Wrap-Up: Facebook’s $7 Update, Watching The Debates Online, And Why Apple’s Fight With Google Hurts Users

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting adam popescu Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Facebook’s $7 Update, Watching The Presidential Debate Online, and Why Apple’s Fight With Google Hurts Users. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top stories on the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six sections. Read on for more.Facebook: $7 To Promote My Status Update???Facebook has announced that it is testing promoted posts for people in the United States. Apparently paying to promote personal (not business-branded Pages) status updates is not an entirely new thing. The social giant first started testing individual promoted posts in New Zealand in May and gradually rolled out the test in 20 countries. This is its first appearance in the United States, Facebook: $7 To Promote My Status Update???.More Top Posts:How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates OnlineMuch has changed in the last four years. In 2008, watching the debates without a cable subscription involved streaming them from a clunky player on CNN’s website, which could kinda-sorta be full-screened to fit onto your television, if you were so ambitious as to plug your laptop into your HDTV.  This year, things are much easier, How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online.Another Way Apple’s Fight With Google Is Hurting UsersThe news since the launch of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 has been Apple’s lagging Maps app. The company’s face-off with Google clearly led to business decisions that hurt users, at least in the short term. But there’s another example of this, maybe just as bads. Unlike with Maps, the solution to this problem has been ready all along – and Apple is blocking it, Another Way Apple’s Fight With Google Is Hurting Users.[Infographic] Mobile Users Consume More NewsThe decline of the newspaper industry has given rise to one of the great fallacies of the Internet Age: Fewer people are consuming news. A new study from the Pew Research Project for Excellence in Journalism shows just how false this notion really is. According to the study, “The Future Of Mobile News,” 43% of survey respondents who own a tablet say the device increases the amount of news they see, [Infographic] Mobile Users Consume More News.Larry Ellison Has Some Strange Ideas About Cloud ComputingFor Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, cloud computing seems to mean whatever he says it means. During his packed keynote address Sunday at the company’s Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Ellison announced four cloud initiatives for businesses, including Oracle Private Cloud, which puts “the cloud” inside customers’ own data center, Larry Ellison Has Some Strange Ideas About Cloud Computing.Five Reasons To Join App.net NowDon’t think of App.net as a Twitter competitor. Think of it as a totally new place. That still leaves the question of why you should go there, but there are plenty of reasons, Five Reasons To Join App.net Now.Entertainment Weekly Magazine Has A Smartphone Bound In — If You Can Find ItWhat makes this month’s issue of Entertainment Weekly so special? Not smoking-hot soccer mom Tina Fey vamping on the cover. The reason is inside: A 2.3-inch LCD screen insert that runs live video and tweets for the CW Network’s (not so) fresh lineup of shows. Wait, that’s not an ad. That’s a smartphone, Entertainment Weekly Mag Has A Smartphone Bound In — If You Can Find It.Hey IT Manager, We’re Your FriendsThe disconnect between the mobile elite and IT departments is a result of the speed at which the mobile industry moves. Mobile, as a technology platform, is rapidly iterating. After only a few years of development, it’s moving toward its third cycle of innovation (from mobile WAP sites to native apps to hybrid apps and cloud integration). Whereas the Web took almost 20 years to evolve through versions 1.0 to 2.0 to the cusp of 3.0 (where it integrates with mobile). Enterprise IT departments are still somewhere between steps one and two, Hey IT Manager, We’re Your Friends.Android Update Rollouts Accelerating But Still Painfully SlowIt has been a little less than a year since Google officially announced Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first device to roll out with version 4.0, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, hit store shelves in December. Since then, 4.0 has reached 23.7% of all Android devices – with Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, waiting in the wings. What is the holdup? Android Update Rollouts Accelerating But Still Painfully Slow.Watch A YouTube Video, Go To JailAn updated Japanese law puts sharp teeth on that country’s laws against unauthorized downloading copyrighted material. The law, which goes into effect today, imposes harsh penalties for downloading just one file – and potentially even watching an unauthorized YouTube video. No, this isn’t another dystopian sci-fi film about the land of the rising sun. This is reality in a country facing pressure from its own recording industry, Watch A YouTube Video, Go To Jail.ReadWriteWeb ChannelsEnterpriseTake My Facebook Password? Over My Dead BodyIs Microsoft Challenging Google on HTTP 2.0 with WebSocket?[Infographic] Social Media Security Basics MobileFacebook Friends: How Many Is Too Many?Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified CommunicationsSquashing Bugs: The Many Layered Approach to Mobile App TestingCloudFollow ReadWriteCloud on Twitter and join the ReadWriteCloud LinkedIn Group.Red Hat Sets a Date for OpenShift Source ReleaseBox Launches Its Own Enterprise Cloud Operating EcosystemGoogle’s Go Programming Language Grows Up: Now What?HackFollow ReadWriteHack on Twitter.Google Adds New Toys to OAuth PlaygroundTrello: Online Collaboration Software at Its FinestRevenge of the DevOps: Microsoft Targets Next Visual Studio for Admins TooReadWriteWeb CommunityYou can find ReadWriteWeb in many places on the web, a few of which are below.ReadWriteWeb on FacebookReadWriteWeb on TwitterReadWriteWeb on Google+ReadWriteWeb on LinkedInReadWriteWeb on PinterestReadWriteWeb on StorifySubscribe to the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-upWant to have this wrap up delivered to you automagically? 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AWCC: Rebisco PSL-Manila yields to Hisamitsu Springs

first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution The Japanese, playing together as one team as opposed to the Philippine Superliga selection, really stepped on it in the second and third frames, smartly sensing all their opponents’ weakness and pouncing on just about every unguarded spot on the floor.“We have to have that kind of mindset, which is to play with that kind of speed,” said Vicente.All in all, according to Vicente, the Filipinos played very well and should have learned a neat lesson ahead of their goal to land a medal in the Southeast Asian Games in August.RELATED VIDEOS UST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Hisamitsu Springs needed some time to size up Rebisco PSL-Manila but still came up with a performance worthy of a two-time champion team to post a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 victory Thursday at the start of the Asian Women’s Club Championships.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Filipino spikers, led by 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago, briefly took control in the first set, 9-6, and kept the game close through her unstoppable attacks and occasional net drops by Kim Fajardo.But that was not enough to keep Rebisco abreast with the 2002 and 2014 titlist which soon employed its almost flawless, and systematic defense at the Boris Alxeandrov Sports Palace. More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 athletes Santiago scored 16 points for the Filipinos who are coming into the tournaments without an import. Fajardo had four points and 11 excellent sets, while Ces Molina, Rhea Dimaculangan and Jovelyn Gonzaga each had three points.Mika Reyes and Rachel Anne Daquis both scored two points, while Aiza Pontillas added one for Rebisco which had 18 errors, mostly on attacks.Coach Francis Vicente to Rebisco PSL You didn’t play badly. You just lacked speed and volleyball IQ. Napainit nyo ulo nung Hapon. Be proud. PHOTO BY MARC REYES“Why are you so sad?” asked head coach Francis Vicente during the post-game huddle inside the locker room. “You learned from them. You didn’t play badly. We just need more speed. More volleyball IQ. You got the Japanese coach worried in the first set. Be proud.”Middle blocker Fumika Moriya led the Japan club with 14 points, while Yuka Taura and Yuka Imamura chipped in 12 and 11 markers, respectively.Erika Sakae tossed 33 excellent sets to set Hisamitsu’s offence flowing and wreaking havoc against Rebisco.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Man United fans celebrate triumph after tragedy MOST READ Libero Denden Lazaro assesses the match pic.twitter.com/OXyPFXuHHW— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) May 25, 2017ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Wimbledon 2011: Azarenka to face Kvitova in semis

first_imgIt’s been one hell of a rollercoaster ride for the women at The Championships with the favourites falling by the wayside.Victoria Azarenka is confident of doing well. APAs the combatants prepare for the climactic semi-finals on Thursday, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka will have a go at each other. The other clash features former champion Maria Sharapova and rising star Sabini Lisicki.Kvitova versus Azarneka definitely is a semi-final match-up which few had imagined at the start of Wimbledon. But the way it has panned out, old-timers now recall how these two players slugged it out last year. The venue was the same, though the thirdround clash was not on the show courts but Court 18.On Tuesday, eighth seed Kvitova did have a slump in form against Tsvetana Pironkova before winning 6-3, 6-7 (5/ 7), 6-2. Considering that Pironkova had ousted title contenders Vera Zvonareva and five-time champion Venus Williams, her eventual loss to Kvitova was a surprise.”At the beginning I was better and played like my matches before, but then I got a little nervous.I made some easy mistakes,” Kvitova said. “I was so happy I won the first game in the third set, when I broke her. It got better from there.”As a natural left-hander, Kvitova does have some advantage on grass. The last time Wimbledon saw a southpaw women’s champion was Martina Navratilova in 1990. But Kvitova is not looking that far ahead.”Anybody can win here and I think it’s open,” she said. And then she reflected on Navratilova.advertisement”Yeah, she was my idol when I was young. I have seen her matches on TV. But there’s no special connection with her though she did say to me ‘ well done’.” As if sounding a warning to Azarenka, Kvitova said: “Being left-handed is an advantage here for sure. So when I get a better serve, it’s good. I consider my game fast and my legs are strong to move well on grass,” she added.But the slight handicap for Kvitova is an abductor muscle injury she is carrying. “With pain-killers, it’s fine,” she said.Meanwhile, Azarenka says this is the best tennis she has played till now. “This is the best result but I still think I can improve my game,” she said.As one who emigrated from Belarus to the United States, Azarenka says she did it purely for tennis. “In Belarus, it’s impossible to play outdoors for a long period of time because of the weather.The conditions and facilities in America are excellent and it’s great preparation for me, though I never really had an American coach,” said Azarenka.When Azarenka was reminded that she had lost twice before to Kvitova, she shrugged it off. “It’s going to be a different story. You know it’s a completely different game, and different stage of the tournament,” she said.The other semi-final is intriguing, though bookmakers have tipped Sharapova as the favourite. Champion here in 2004 as a 17-year-old, the Russian is a mature player today.Her form has been sublime, though against Lisicki’s mixed pattern of play, nothing can be taken for granted. As the first German to enter the Wimbledon semi- finals since 1999, Lisicki knows she has to live up to the hype. Thursday will provide us with all the answers.last_img read more

England will not win the World Cup in Brazil: Jamie Carragher

first_imgCarragher also believes that the penalty shoot-outs will also haunt England in the World CupFrom Italia ’90 to Euro 2012, penalty shoot-outs have been England’s undoing in major competitions. Players letting their faithful fans down and ending up in tears on field has been a depressingly common sight. Jamie Carragher, two time World Cupper for England was one of the three players to have his penalty saved by Portugal’s Ricardo Pereira in World Cup 2006 as they were shown the door in the quarter finals.He sat down talking exclusively with India Today to admit the team will continue to be short on confidence in penalties until they win a shoot out in the games that matter. He was also willing to say on record that England don’t have the team to go all the way.Q. Realistically how far do you think England can go this World Cup. They start in a tough group?A. It is a tough group. I still think England will qualify to the next round. But I don’t think they will win the World Cup. They will go to the quarters like they normally do, did so even when I played. If they make it there, they would have still done well.Q. Is it a good or bad thing to run into Italy in the opening game?A. One can look at it both ways. Its a tough start against Italy but England is a tough game for Italy as well. You are straight into the World Cup if you play against one of the top nations. If you do well in a first game that’s tough, it sets you up for the rest of the tournament.advertisementQ. Wayne Rooney. The world looks to him to make it happen. He’s yet to score a goal in World Cup situation. He should have a point to prove?A. Rooney does have a point to prove. He’s scored at all levels, club level, Champions league level. He’s got a good scoring record internationally as well but not at the World Cup and he would be desperate to do well.Q. Inevitably questions are asked about England’s dismal penalty record. You have been through a loss on penalties as well. England would much rather avoid a result on penalty?A. Not just England every team would rather win the game than end in a penalty shoot out but if they are in that situation again, they should try and overcome it. They have lot of good penalty takers in Gerrard, Lambert, Baines, Lampard; but until they win one they will be short of confidence.Q. Who are the favorites to lift the trophy in your book? And for the Golden boot?A. Brazil are the favourites being the home team. Maybe the home advantage and crowd will roar them on to victory. Spain is the other team you can fancy. For the golden boot, hopefully it will be Messi. I hope he has a great World Cup because he deserves itQ. No European team has won a World Cup in South America. Do you see it changing this time?A. Spain and Germany are the two European teams to break the deadlock of Europeans never having won in South America. But Brazil and Argentina have a greater chance. I still fancy Brazil to win.last_img read more

Chris Hughton pays the price for Brighton’s lack of attacking quality

first_imgShare on Pinterest features Share on Twitter Quick guide Seagulls nosedive Brighton & Hove Albion Chris Hughton has rarely been tempted to overplay his hand and, speaking to a small huddle of journalists at the end of December, he was at pains to make sure nobody else got ahead of themselves. Brighton had deservedly beaten Everton 1-0 and were 11 points clear of the relegation zone, a victory away from the top half, but their manager felt cautious. “We’re at a level where we can’t afford to look upwards,” he said. “It would be nice, at some stage, to be thinking differently but in our progression I think we still need to [look at it] that way.”The problem for Hughton was that his paymasters were less inclined to. There had been murmurings on Sunday afternoon, before he oversaw the match against Manchester City, that his head might be on the block and, while the timing of Brighton’s announcement was brisk, the fact of his dismissal was not a shock. Creditable showings against Arsenal and Tottenham in recent weeks, as well as a narrow FA Cup semi-final defeat by City, could not mask that their form since overcoming Marco Silva’s side had largely been appalling; Brighton had nose-dived and, although nobody had demanded they threaten the leading lights, there was a growing sense Hughton’s natural conservatism was holding them back. The nagging concern among supporters, many of whom accepted it was time for Hughton to depart while holding him in exceptional regard, will be that the club has forced itself towards a crossroads. For every Southampton, whose replacement of Nigel Adkins with Maurico Pochettino in 2013 sparked uproar but proved transformative, there is the Icarus-like example of this season’s impatient, flailing Fulham. Imposing a more proactive style is not easy, either, at a time when the top six routinely hoover the ball.Brighton, though, are not asking to be like Manchester City or even, at this point, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester. They hope a more expressive outlook will sustain their top-flight future and it is simply unfortunate that Hughton, a thoroughly decent man and a fine manager, becomes collateral damage now. In February Brighton appointed the former FA technical director Dan Ashworth to a similar position. “My job is to try and keep the first-team manager in a job for as long as possible,” he said at the time. Three months later one wonders whether he was talking about Hughton or, in fact, his successor. Reuse this content Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images Europe There were suggestions that training drills prioritised defence to the extent that Brighton’s attackers felt alienated. In 2017-18, their first season back in the Premier League after Hughton had led them from the Championship, their best offensive work had tended to come on the counterattack with wingers – usually two from Anthony Knockaert, Solly March and José Izquierdo – providing ammunition for Glenn Murray. They recorded an average of 42.8% possession but that fell to 41.4% this time around while their number of shots taken, completed passes and passes into the final third also dropped. In fact they had fewer attempts than anyone except Burnley this season and finished 18th for expected goals. Brighton had failed to evolve; the chances were just not coming and, for a sports betting wizard like Bloom, it was an unsustainable trend.Whoever replaces Hughton will be expected to create a side that can control games – at least against their perceived equals – and reconfigure Brighton’s attacking resources. Attempts to freshen up the front line have not worked. The record signing, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, was hindered by injury earlier in the season and is yet to score; Florin Andone has not done enough to displace the 35-year-old Murray; and a flicker of mid-season form from Jürgen Locadia, an otherwise desperately disappointing arrival from PSV Eindhoven in January 2018, proved short-lived. Together the three cost £36m and Brighton, whose budget was the division’s third-lowest, are not able to take such sums lightly. Read more Was this helpful? View gallerycenter_img Topics Hide Brighton target Swansea’s Graham Potter after sacking Chris Hughton Share on Facebook December:Burnley (A) L 0-1Chelsea (H) L 1-2Bournemouth (A) L 0-2Arsenal (H) D 1-1Everton (H) W 1-0January:West Ham (H) D 2-2Liverpool (H) L 0-1Man Utd (A) L 1-2Fulham (A) L 2-4February:Watford (H) D 0-0Burnley (H) L 1-3Leicester (A) L 1-2March:Huddersfield (H) W 1-0Crystal Palace (A) W 2-1Southampton (H) L 0-1April:Chelsea (A) L 0-3Bournemouth (H) L 0-5Cardiff (H) L 0-2Wolves (A) D 0-0Tottenham (H) L 1-0Newcastle (H) D 1-1May:Arsenal (A) D 1-1Man City (H) L 1-4 Share via Email Chris Hughton Show Share on LinkedIn In explaining his decision the Brighton chairman, Tony Bloom, pointed to that run of three wins from their final 23 top-flight games, which left them two points ahead of relegated Cardiff. But he also referred to “the performances during that period” and it was a pointed reference to where the biggest issues lay.Brighton’s goalless draw at Wolves last month was a decent result on its own and, given its significance to what was by now a tense fight against the drop, lauded as such by their support. But the home fans’ jeers – “How do you watch this every week?” was the one that stood out – told a story. In fairness such a dour rearguard action, in which Brighton failed to record a shot on target, was not representative of Hughton’s four-and-a-half-year tenure. But the approach was deemed necessary because Brighton had not scored in their previous five games, conceding eight goals without reply in outwardly winnable home matches with Southampton, Bournemouth and Cardiff. Their attack had, put simply, gone to pot and there was little indication that Hughton was capable of reanimating it. Thank you for your feedback. When Brighton beat rivals Crystal Palace 3-1 in December, they were in the top half on 21 points after 15 games. They went on to pick up just three wins and six draws from their remaining 23 matches – a run that cost Chris Hughton his job. The Dozen: the final weekend’s best Premier League photoslast_img read more

Cesar Herada designs oil sucking drones to help clean the seas after

first_img As it turns out someone with some serious skills also wanted that. Cesar Herada, a researcher who has formerly been associated with Ushahidi and MIT’s Senseable City Lab, has created the Protei oil-spill cleaning drone. The Protei oil-spill cleaning drone is designed to be a semi-autonomously device that can sail into the sea and scoop up the oil in a spill, leaving the oil in the container and the water in the ocean. How is this accomplished? With the help of powerful oil-sucking booms that are built into the device. The oil-sucking boom is detachable, and each one is able to hold up to two tons of crude oil per trip. The advantage to using one of these devices is that no humans have to be exposed to toxic substances in order to clean up the mess. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Oil spills represent a significant danger to the oceans of the world. Many of us watched the DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico and wished that there was a simple way to clean it up. Citation: Cesar Herada designs oil sucking drones to help clean the seas after a spill (2011, April 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-cesar-herada-oil-drones-seas.html Explore further More information: sites.google.com/a/opensailing.net/protei/ The Protei drones are also able to be modified for other types of disasters. In the future modified versions of the Protei drones may possibly be sent in to detect the levels of radiation in water supplies, or to collect samples of other potentially polluted waters. The designers have also mentioned that there may be some commercial uses for the Protei drones as well, but they did not give any specifics on this point. Clean-up tools may help protect wetlands from Gulf of Mexico oil spill The best part is that Protei is an Open Source Hardware project. This means that its design will be available to the public, so it can be built by anyone. The remote controlled Protei is relatively inexpensive to produce and inflatable. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more