Kuto stars as Kenya ‘A’ humble visitors Hong Kong

first_img0Shares0000Hong Kong players go for a line-out in the match against Kenya. PHOTO/FRANCIS MBATHANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23- Homeboyz winger Cyprian Kuto produced a man of the match performance as Kenya ‘A’ 15’s team humbled visiting Hong Kong 24-18 in a test match played at a soggy Impala Ground on Tuesday night.On a cold and wet night, Kenya ‘A’ managed to comeback three points down from an 8-3 scoreline to close within as Hong Kong lead 11-10 at the interval. However, the hosts returned stronger for the final period to take a 24-11 lead before Kenya scored a late converted try to seal the famous victory.“We really had to come in and put our best feet forward. It was a very tough match especially when we started a bit slow in the first half because of some jitters. But once we got right into it in the second half, we managed to get a good hold. It gives us a lot of motivation winning an international match,” Kuto told Capital Sport after the match.“It shows that we really need more of these test matches because I think we can match and probably beat most of the teams ahead of us on the standings,” he added.The game though was blighted by an injury picked up by skipper of the day Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu early in the first half.The victorious Kenya A team line up for a group photo after beating Hong Kong on August 23, 2016. PHOTO/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I know he is a strong man. It is a problem with his Achilles tendon but we will assess it and see how long it will take. Of course it is a worry noting that he had battled a long injury before but hopefully it is nothing too serious. We’ve just said a prayer for him,” assistant coach Dominique Habimana noted after the game.Hong Kong skipper Nick Hewson conceded defeat but promised they will bounce back in the second match on Saturday against the Kenya Simbas which will be a full test match that will reflect on the IRB rankings.“Kenya were better than us today because they came out strong especially in the second half. There are lessons we picked today like working on our breakdowns and come Saturday we will be better. It was a very good run out for us especially because we haven’t been together for long,” the skipper offered.The visitors were off to a flyer, Connor Hartley touching down on the left for a 5-0 lead, coming just after Jason Kjestrop’s penalty had gone wide.The Simbas reduced the deficit to 5-3 via a Michael Agevi penalty but Hong Kong went right back into a healthy lead with Kjestrop converting a penalty to take the scores to 8-3.With Simiyu out injured and Sam Onsomu coming on for him, Hong Kong continued with their decent run with Kjestrop converting another penalty for an 11-3 lead.Urged on by the capacity crowd which braved the evening chill, the Simbas pushed on with Kuto producing a darting run from deep in the Kenya half, only to be stopped just inside the Hong Kong 22.Dejected Hong Kong players stand on the pitch after the final whistle. PHOTO/FRANCIS MBATHAKenya built on from there, with Patrice Agunda grounding under the posts as Kevin Masai converted for an 11-10 score at half time.After the break, Kenya immediately started with a punch, Onsomu showing a clean pair of heels with some good kicking pace from a turnover defying the slippery nature of the pitch to dot down for a 15-10 Kenya lead. Masai converted as Kenya went 17-10 up.Kuto then pulled up one of his trademark runs, pacing down on the left straight from a line out deep in Kenya’s half and diving down to stretch the score to 22-11, Masai taking it two further to 24 after converting.Hong Kong pressurized late, with Matt Rosley converting Jack Pafit’s try to push the score to a six point match, but it was too little too late as the hosts held on for the win.Saturday’s match promises to be a cracker with Kenya poised to go past number 22 on the World Rugby rankings if they beat Hong Kong by a margin of more than 15 points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wanyama on target as Tottenhan tear apart Hull

first_imgIt was an all-action start to this game with Hull’s Omar Niasse the first to get a shot away, from 30 yards, that flew wide of the target.Spurs’ first real chance of the game ended in a goal for Kane though as he picked up a Christian Eriksen pass on the edge of the box before drilling a shot into the bottom corner of the net.Heung-Min Son may well have shot minutes later but saw his cross for Kane blocked. But the Spurs striker soon added a second as he tapped home after Kieran Trippier has squared a ball over the top from Eric Dier.Kane fired wide under pressure on 15 minutes after another good set-up from Son before David Marshall denied the Korean after a good cut-back from Ben Davies.Spurs continued to dominate proceedings, and Alli added a third in the second minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half after Kane played in Son, who cut the ball back for Alli, to fire home from close range.It was again all Spurs as the second half got underway, with Marshall doing well at his near post to deny Son before Kane failed to connect to a 54th minute Eriksen free-kick from the right side of the box.Toby Alderweireld then had to be alert after a rare foray forward from Hull. The Belgian centre-back slid in well to cut out a Niasse ball after his powerful run down the right flank.Niasse volleyed wide on 57 minutes before almost cracking a first-time shot just over the Spurs goal following a positive spell for the hosts.Second-half substitute Kamil Grosicki drew the first save of the game from Hugo Lloris on 66 minutes, who also kept out the rebound from Tom Huddlestone.But he could do nothing to stop Sam Clucas firing in from 10 yards out after the keeper had saved Niasse’s initial shot.Normal service was, however, soon resumed as Eriksen drew a fine save from Marshall on the volley before Victor Wanyama added a fourth goal on 69 minutes. The Kenyan midfielder was unmarked as he headed home an Eriksen free-kick from the right.Kane then bagged his hat-trick after latching onto an Alli through ball and firing an unstoppable shot past Marshall.Eriksen fired wide before Spurs substitute Moussa Sissoko drew a save from the home stopper with the match winding down, but there was more misery to come for Hull as Davies got on the scoresheet on 85 minutes before Alderweireld added a seventh two minutes later to round off a truly miserable day for Hull and manager Marco Silva.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wanyama (right) pumps his fist after restoring his side’s three-goal advantage over the relegated outfit.PHOTO/Daily MailLONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Kenyan Victor Wanyama scored his fifth goal for Tottenham Hotspur as Harry Kane claimed the Golden Boot with his hat-trick following their  7-1 victory over Hull City on the final day of the 2016/17 Premier League season.Kane kicked off the scoring against a woeful Hull at the KCOM Stadium and was accompanied by some super goals from Deli Alli, Victor Wanyama, Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld as Spurs finished their season off in style with a demolition of their relegated opponents.last_img read more

MoveSmart: Mashups for Housing Integration

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Chicago based MoveSmart.org is a project aiming to make housing integration a reality, years after legal changes have left de facto segregation intact, by using mashups. The project will combine collections of data concerning public amenities and services, demographic data and economic numbers together with housing search. Think of it as Trulia plus, with a social justice angle, or Zillow for people interested in more than just the price of a house.The idea is that people without a whole lot of money have less access today to in-depth research about the areas in a city they might want to move to. By giving anyone the ability to research the public services, cultural opportunities and racial diversity of a neighborhood, traditionally less empowered people can make more informed decisions about moving.I think this is a great idea and hope the project will succeed. Launching first in Chicago in Q3 of this year, it would be great to see MoveSmart go nation wide. MoveSmart is one of the first entrants in the NetSquared Mashup Challenge, an event that will bring nonprofit mashups together with developers, feedback and funding. $100,000 will be distributed by NetSquared to selected finalists at the event in May. Check out the work over there and consider lending a hand.center_img Tags:#Non-Profits#Product Reviews#web marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Del.icio.us Finally Gets Some Respect from Yahoo

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Yahoo bought popular social bookmarking service Delicous three and a half years ago and it’s just now making moves to allow outsiders more access to the incredible data that’s stored there. The company announced this morning that the Yahoo BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) platform can now pull in Delicious bookmarking history and top tags for any URL that’s been bookmarked two or more times. Make no mistake about it, the vast majority of people on the web still have no idea that they can save their bookmarks outside their browsers. Yahoo has done a terrible job leveraging and growing this incredible database of user-categorized links of interest. Now the company is giving developers an opportunity to do so. Why is this important? Read on for some examples of what’s now possible thanks to BOSS/Delicious integration.Two calls for Delicious data are now supported inside BOSS: the number of times a URL has been bookmarked and the top tags that users have applied to categorize that URL. Delicious has its own API, but it’s not as helpful as this integration with BOSS is. BOSS is a technology that allows any website to use the Yahoo index and search processing power to build a topic-specific search engine on their own site. What could BOSS plus Delicious look like?Some query types we can imagine being made possible by this integration are:* I do a news search for a topic like the Textron buy-out or golfer Ross Fisher (two hot search terms today) and BOSS + Delicious shows me which URLs in my list of search results have been tagged “analysis” the most, or “biography.”* Search an index of food blogs for recipes and tell me which of them have been bookmarked the most and have been tagged “Mediterranean” and “vegetarian.” The words Mediterranean and vegetarian may not appear anywhere in the text of the recipe, but human readers can recognize the recipe as fitting into both those categories and tag it as such when bookmarking it.* Look up the links that my blog commenters post along with their comments and show me the top tags that other people have used to categorize those links. Perhaps, more marketers than engineers commented on my last blog post. I’d like to know that. Perhaps, I’ve had an influx of teachers, preachers or veterinarians commenting on my blog lately. Who wouldn’t want to see that kind of data?These are just a few examples of the kinds of data that we can imagine BOSS + Delicious offering up. We’re sure readers can noodle just a bit on permutations of URL, times bookmarked, and top tags in order to come up with all kinds of other scenarios. Any time you’ve got millions of people saying “this link is important to me and these are the words I’d use to describe it” then that’s really valuable information to be able to access programmatically.Now imagine what could happen if Yahoo helped more people discover social bookmarking and opened up even more access to that data. It’s absolutely tragic that this hasn’t happened yet, but perhaps a little BOSS action is the beginning. If knowledge and information are value, then Yahoo has taken a small pipe connected to a potentially huge reservoir of black gold and let it just run down the drain, unused for the last three years. Yahoo adopted a baby with the potential to grow into an incredible adult and then forgot to feed and care for it for three years. It’s quite upsetting. It would be great if Delicious saw continued development in directions that supported this data-centric approach of leveraging crowdsourced attention signals. We’re not sure how much hope for that is warranted though, given that so little progress has been made in that direction so far.Disclosures: The author is a member of a Yahoo! Product Advisory Council and has multiple consulting clients in or around the social bookmarking sector. Tags:#Mashups#NYT#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Next-Generation Infrastructure Management from Ericsson and Intel Helps Propel the 5G Era

first_img5G capability will extend the functionality of our mobile and Internet-enabled devices in powerful and interesting ways. Behind the scenes, of course, modern telecommunications companies’ ongoing investments in cloud-based networking make all the magic happen.Telecom providers today face ever-growing pressure to transform their infrastructure and deliver a fast, seamless, reliable user experience wherever their customers may be. As budgets tighten, providers must maximize their infrastructure investments to derive the greatest value from each server resource. The right systems management solution can help address this challenge by improving operational efficiency, deploying new customer services more quickly, and much more.Together, Ericsson and Intel plan to develop a next-generation infrastructure management platform optimized for the unique requirements of communications service providers. The synergistic effort will result in a management solution that provides data center administrators a more efficient, cost-effective, and fine-grained way to manage a 5G network’s server resources.Video Playerhttps://itpeernetwork.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2019/02/intel-ericsson-infrastructure.mp400:0000:0003:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The multi-year agreement between our companies aligns and deepens the ongoing development efforts of Ericsson’s Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Manager* and Intel® Rack Scale Design (Intel® RSD). In turn, telecommunications companies will benefit from a leading end-to-end software solution from Ericsson, combined with the latest technology and architectural innovations from Intel.Intel® RSD architecture enables the ability to access the internal compute, storage, and accelerator resources from each server in a data center. In doing so, data center operators have the flexibility to tap a pool of components to meet workload demand dynamically, rather than adding or replacing entire servers.Ericsson SDI, a foundational component of the Ericsson Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) solution, provides the capability to control and configure a datacenter’s compute, storage, and networking hardware from a central management platform into virtual performance-optimized datacenters.The complementary power of these technologies extends the agility of the cloud to the infrastructure control interface, enabling unified management capabilities that accelerate hardware provisioning, simplify the workload migration process, and facilitate resource transition to production environments. In doing so, these capabilities help reduce the system’s overall cost of ownership. A management solution based on an open interface also offers communication providers the freedom to select the hardware that best serves their needs without compromising the efficiency, agility, and transparency necessary to enable Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), distributed cloud, and 5G capability.At Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona from February 25-28, attendees can preview the joint development efforts. Ericsson will demonstrate its SDI Manager with Intel® RSD support at Hall 2 Stand 2O60 and Intel will also be meeting privately with telco customers to showcase future architectural designs in the NDA private suite of its MWC booth at Hall 3 Stand 3E31 by appointment only. Please contact your Ericsson or Intel field sales representative to find out more.We look forward to seeing you there!last_img read more

Line-ups: Napoli-Atalanta

first_imgNapoli rely on Hirving Lozano, Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne in the face-off for third place with Atalanta, who have Josip Ilicic as a False 9. It kicks off at the Stadio San Paolo at 18.00 GMT. You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this evening’s SEVEN Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG. This is a head-to-head for position, as a victory would put Napoli level on 20 points with Atalanta in third place. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men are proving to be no mere flash in the pan, as after securing third last season and their first ever Champions League qualification, they are doing even better in Serie A this time around. They went into the midweek round just three points off leaders Juventus and have shattered records with 28 goals in the opening nine games, thanks also to last week’s 7-1 thrashing of Udinese. Napoli, meanwhile, have impressed in Europe, but already lost two Serie A games and missed an opportunity to close on the leaders when held by SPAL on Sunday. Kevin Malcuit suffered a season-ending knee injury, while Kostas Manolas, Elseid Hysaj and Faouzi Ghoulam are also still out, leaving a shortage of defenders. Nikola Maksimovic returns just in time, with Mario Rui not fully fit after his injury, so Sebastiano Luperto is moved over to left-back. Insigne and Jose Callejon take the traditional wide roles, with misfiring Hirving Lozano given another chance over Dries Mertens, the Mexican partnering Arkadiusz Milik up top. Atalanta are still without Duvan Zapata but, just as with Manchester City, Luis Muriel is not used from the start, preserved to make an impact off the bench. Instead, Ilicic becomes the False 9, supported by Papu Gomez and Mario Pasalic, while Jose Luis Palomino and Andrea Masiello return in defence. Only Manchester City (12) have won more away fixtures in the top five European leagues than Atalanta (10) in 2019. Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Luperto; Callejon, Allan, Fabian, Insigne; Milik, Lozano Atalanta: Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Pasalic, Gomez; Ilicic Ref: Giacomelli Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Nets’ Dinwiddie wins skills challenge

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The skills competition consisted of two players going head to head. They dribbled around pylons, passed the ball into a net, dribbled to the other end of the floor for a layup and then dribbled back to the other end to take a pull-up 3-pointer.Eight players started the competition, with Dinwiddie and Markkanen advancing to the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMarkkanen struggled passing the ball into the net, giving Dinwiddie a big lead. Dinwiddie dribbled down the floor and missed his first 3, but drained the next one to win. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais LATEST STORIES Self-proclaimed ‘icon’ Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Spencer Dinwiddie #8 of the Brooklyn Nets accepts the trophy in the 2018 Taco Bell Skills Challenge at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFPSpencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets won the skills challenge to kick off NBA All-Star Saturday.Dinwiddie, who played at Taft High in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, beat Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls in the final round.ADVERTISEMENT Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

2011 NYC Most Valuable Players

first_imgThe players were presented with their awards in the lead up to the 18’s Girls finals on Saturday at Stockland Park. Australian Capital TerritoryGirls – Jacinta WilliamsBoys – Rob McCarthyBrisbane City CobrasGirls – Sharni KaatzBoys – LJ WaddupsCentral Queensland BullsBoys – James WesternHunter Western HornetsGirls – Tamika FullerBoys – Daniel EvansNorth Queensland Tropical CyclonesGirls – Maggie StylesBoys – Clint ConwayNorthern EaglesGirls – Liz SkillenBoys – Sam MurrayNorthern TerritoryGirls – Caitlyn CostelloBoys – Shaun LeyNew South Wales Combined Catholic CollegesGirls – Laura PeattieBoys – Luke TonegatoNew South Wales Combined High Schools Girls – Ashleigh QuinlanBoys – Jake PickeringNew South Wales Combined Independent Schools Girls – Grace StrawbridgeBoys – Jarrad McCarthyQueensland Secondary Schools Touch Girls – Charlotte CaslickBoys – Jason NorfordSouth Australia HeatGirls – Kelly RoweBoys – Matt ForesterSouth Queensland SharksGirls – Jess AlderBoys – Kevin HuggettSouth West QueenslandGirls – Ashleigh KearneySunshine Coast PineapplesGirls – Emma BlanchBoys – Brennan GriffinSydney RebelsGirls – Talia YardenSydney ScorpionsGirls – Hollie TurnerBoys – Ciaran TonerTasmaniaGirls – Erin BatchelorBoys – Michael BarrettVictoriaGirls – Megan LorkinBoys – Morgon DummettWestern TigersBoys – Matt Leddylast_img read more

The Netherlands Is In A World Of Trouble And Argentina Might Be

For soccer fans around the world, Tuesday may be an emotional day. This could be the last time that Robben, who is 33 years old, appears in an orange shirt on the field. And for Messi, arguably one of the greatest players ever, the 2018 World Cup is his last great opportunity to fill the one glaring hole on his stellar résumé as he will be in his mid-30s the next time the tournament comes around. It would be a shame if that chance ended before it even started. 5Peru177462625+125 The top four teams automatically qualify for the 2018 World Cup; the fifth-ranked team must win a playoff against a team from another region to make the tournament.Source: FIFA 201018231.3–✓ 1974492.3–✓ YEARGAMES PLAYEDGOALS SCOREDGOALS SCORED/GAMEQUALIFIED 199816231.4–✓ TEAMGPWONTIEDLOSTGOALS FORGOALS AGAINSTGOAL DIFF.POINTS 10Venezuela1716101835-179 7Paraguay177371924-524 In 2014, Argentina and the Netherlands — two of the world’s most established soccer powerhouses — met in the semifinals of the World Cup. After 120 scoreless minutes, Argentina prevailed in an agonizing penalty shootout. It’s very unlikely, though, that the Dutch will be able to exact revenge on Argentina during next year’s World Cup in Russia. That’s because the Netherlands most likely won’t be there — and Argentina may not be either.The Netherlands is on the brink of soccer disaster: To make the 2018 tournament, the Dutch must beat Sweden by 7 goals in their final qualifying game, at home on Tuesday. If they don’t, it will be the fourth time that the Netherlands has failed to qualify for the World Cup since 1982, or the last 10 tournaments.More than 6,000 miles away in South America, an even bigger crisis is brewing for Argentina, which has won the World Cup twice and made it to the final in 2014. If Argentina were to fail to qualify for 2018, it would be the first time that the team has missed the tournament in 48 years. But the Argentines have more ways to get in than the Dutch do (although they’re still in deep trouble). Depending on what happens elsewhere, a loss to Ecuador on Tuesday could mean elimination — but, likewise, a win doesn’t guarantee that Lionel Messi’s men will earn a berth in Russia either.Things are so bad that the Argentine Ministry of Health has issued instructions on how to avoid a heart attack during Tuesday’s game. 8Ecuador176292526-120 1966492.3–✓ 19584102.5–✓ *Argentina has one game left to play in its 2018 qualifying campaign.Source: FIFA 3Chile178272624+226 19866122.0–✓ 6Argentina176741615+125 2018*17160.9– 201416352.2–✓ 1Brazil1711513811+2738 200618291.6–✓ 200218422.3–✓ In defense of both the Dutch and the Argentines, each has had a brutally tough path to Russia, unlike some other countries (cough, America). According to the Soccer Power Index rankings of all teams on Sept. 4, 2016 — the day that the first round of European qualifiers were played — the Netherlands’ Group A was the third-toughest of the nine European qualifying groups, with an average SPI ranking of 57. And Argentina — ranked No. 1 in the world in SPI on Oct. 8, 2015, the day of the first round of South American qualifying games — faced an even gloomier schedule. The sole South American group had an average SPI ranking of 19, including five teams rated in the top 10 in the world.Why both teams have been this bad is baffling. OK, the Netherlands hasn’t had the star-studded lineup that made the World Cup final in 2010, but the Dutch have still had stalwarts Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, among others, at their regular disposal. For Argentina, a lack of talent is also not an excuse. In its 0-0 tie with Peru on Thursday, Argentina’s squad included 10 players who are on teams playing in the Champions League this year — and this doesn’t even include Manchester City star striker Sergio Aguero, who missed the game because of injury. No, for the Argentines, they simply haven’t scored enough — which is unusual for a country where you seemingly can’t throw a rock without hitting a world-class striker. Through 17 qualifying games, Argentina has scored just 16 goals, and in seven of those matches, the team didn’t score at all. That’s the lowest goals per game in their qualifying history since, well, ever.1For years not listed in the table below, qualifying was not yet needed, Argentina withdrew or did not enter, or Argentina qualified automatically through either hosting the World Cup that year or winning the previous World Cup. Deep breaths, ArgentinaSouth American standings in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers 9Bolivia1742111434-2014 2Uruguay178452818+1028 1970441.0– Argentina’s attacking firepower has dried upThe number of goals scored per game in each of Argentina’s World Cup qualifying campaigns 19622115.5–✓ 4Colombia177552018+226 1994671.2–✓ For countries with as rich a soccer history as the Netherlands and Argentina, not qualifying is unthinkable. For the Dutch, however, they’re used to struggling to make the World Cup on the heels of a good showing. They failed to make the 1982 tournament after finishing as the runner-up in 1978, and in 2002, they didn’t qualify after making the semifinals in 1998.The Oranje have been in turmoil since Louis van Gaal left for Manchester United after leading the team to third place in 2014. They failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championship in France with Guus Hiddink and then Danny Blind in charge — the first time they failed to make Europe’s national team tournament in 32 years — and are on their third manager in as many years, with Dick Advocaat at the helm. In context, the KNVB’s current crisis may be the worst in its illustrious history. In August, the Dutch dropped to 36th in the world, their lowest spot in the rankings since FIFA started them in 1992. The team’s 3-1 win over Bulgaria in September nudged it back up to 29th. Among Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain — the seven teams that have made a World Cup final since 1994 — none has been ranked as low as 29th since 1994. Although FIFA’s world rankings are flawed, this is just one measure of how far the Netherlands have fallen relative to the other top nations in the world. read more

18Wheeler Collides With Glenn Highway Overpass

first_imgAccording to the DOT, the closure could be possibly last 3 -5 days as crews work to repair the bridge. Drivers are advised to plan accordingly and drive safely. The Anchorage Police department is deploying extra offices in the area to help monitor and control traffic. Drivers heading into Anchorage were advised to get off the Glenn Highway at the North Eagle River exit and return to the highway at the Highland exit. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A crash involving a semi-trailer forced traffic on the Glenn Highway to be rerouted into Anchorage. Anchorage police reported that just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, an 18-wheeler struck the south Eagle River overpass of the Glenn Highway, closing all in-bound lanes.last_img read more