Gibson not ready for Chelsea clash

first_img Gibson is yet to feature this term after suffering a knee injury in the Toffees’ final pre-season friendly against Real Betis last month. Defender Antolin Alcaraz, signed on a free transfer from Wigan in the summer, is also not yet ready to make his debut as he continues his recovery from a hernia operation. Manager Roberto Martinez said: “Darron and Antolin are in training with the first team. “Now it is a case of getting the match fitness. That could take a couple of weeks, depending on how they react. “Darron and Antolin won’t be fit for the weekend but they are not going to be too far away. “For Darron, in a couple of weeks, he’ll be getting really close.” Martinez will consider handing debuts to new signings James McCarthy and Gareth Barry for Chelsea’s visit to Goodison Park. The midfield pair were both signed on deadline day but McCarthy has trained little with the squad as yet due to international duty and also has a slight knock. The other deadline day signing, Romelu Lukaku, will not be able to play against his parent club this weekend. Martinez said: “It’s been a real joy to see Gareth Barry around, with his daily standards. Press Association Everton midfielder Darron Gibson will not return to action in this weekend’s Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea despite resuming full training. “James McCarthy hasn’t been able to train with the group yet, Romelu has been with us a couple of days. “It is always great to have new faces being integrated into the group. “I don’t think it has been a difficult time for any of those players. “It has been a good welcoming period. We can’t wait to get the full squad working together.” Martinez has reported no other fitness concerns, aside from minor issues over McCarthy and Seamus Coleman. He said: “We are getting the 15 players we had away back today. “On paper it seems everyone is more or less fine. A couple have niggles or knocks – Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy after their game with the Republic of Ireland – but apart from those two everyone seems to be fully fit.” last_img read more

Prison sentence for Letterkenny man after vicious assault

first_imgA LETTERKENNY man ‘with a propensity for violence’ was given a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for his part in a vicious assault. Keith Boyle (22) of 11 Derryveagh Avenue, Letterkenny was before Letterkenny Circuit Court where he was arraigned on two counts of assault on Daniel Sweeney and one of making off without payment. Boyle has been in custody since April 2019 on these charges and tendered a guilty plea.The Court heard that there is a co-accused in the case, who is currently on the run.“The co-accused man brought a hammer to the situation,” Barrister for Boyle, Mr Peter Nolan, told the court.Ms Fiona Crawford, BL, state prosecutor, gave the court a victim impact statement for Mr Sweeney.“I am not surprised that it is bounded to have such a negative impact on his life, massive emotional and psychological impacts,” Judge John Aylmer said.“There is nothing in the victim impact report of Mr Sweeney that is of any surprise, given the serious nature of the injury inflicted in this assault.” Barrister for Boyle, Mr Peter Nolan, said that Boyle’s co-accused had produced a hammer, which was used in the assault of Mr Sweeney, inflicting a ‘nasty fracture’ to his knee.Mr Nolan said that the fracture was caused as a result of a blow from the hammer. “He is a troubled individual,” Mr Nolan said of Boyle who, the court heard, has ‘a worrying number’ of previous convictions and who has a high risk of reoffending.“Mr Boyle was going to meet Mr Sweeney regarding a girlfriend. Mr Sweeney took off when the hammer was produced by the co-accused. The co-accused is on the run and, as far as Mr Boyle is concerned, he got him into a situation which escalated in its entirety.”Mr Nolan described Boyle’s involvement as ‘stupid, aimless and he was drunk’.Judge John Aylmer placed the offences in the mid-range and said Boyle had ‘a propensity for violence, particularly when he is under the influence of alcohol’.Keith Boyle (North West News Pix)Judge Aylmer deemed a sentence of three-and-a-half years appropriate.Judge Aylmer said he was happy to ignore the fact that Boyle had ‘thrown a bit of a wobbler on the advice of a genius in prison to alter his plea’ and took into account the early plea and the fact that the defendant had ‘laboured under ODD and ADHD’.“When he is not under the influence, he has a good work record, there is a good reference here and someone is still prepared to employ him,” Judge Aylmer said.“There are reasons to be optimistic of the chances of rehabilitation. I want to incentivise that but recognise the seriousness of the offences.”Judge Aylmer suspended the last 12 months of the sentence. The Judge bound Boyle to enter into a bond of €100 to keep the peace for a period of 18 months subsequent to his release. The sentence has been back-dated to take into account the fact that Boyle has been in custody since April.Prison sentence for Letterkenny man after vicious assault was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Fiona CrawfordJudge John AylmerKeith BoyleletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtPeter Nolanlast_img read more

Photos: The moment when Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceWith 9:46 left in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night, Kevin Durant went down grabbing his lower right leg. Dr. Rick Celebrini, the team’s medical director, with Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala, assisted Durant off the court.Fans feared that Durant suffered an Achilles injury that has stalled careers for athletes such as teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Jonas Jerebko, both of whom were out …last_img

Refentse Morake: from busker to the stage

first_imgMusician Refentse Morake was discovered giving Afrikaans pop music a unique African flavour on the streets on Vereeniging in 2015 by Cecilia Marchionna. (Image: Refentse Morake official YouTube channel)Brand South Africa reporterMarchionna uploaded a video of his performance on to Facebook and it soon become one of most shared videos in South Africa.With more than 120 000 video views, plus a stage debut at one of the country’s leading music festivals under his belt already, Morake has now released his first album of Afrikaans songs.Titled My Hart Bly In ‘n Taal, the album features his versions of modern South African pop classics, including Johannes Kerkorrel’s Halala Afrika, Koos Kombuis’s Bicycle Sonder ‘n Slot and a Laurika Rauch medley. Among his other performances not on the album but available to view on YouTube are Karen Zoid’s Toe Vind Ek Jou and Jan Blohm’s Breyten se Brief.Zoid, one of South Africa’s most popular musicians, is a big Morake fan. She asked him to perform with her at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, the annual arts festival in Oudtshoorn, in 2015. She also helped in the recording of his album, which is currently the fourth best-selling album on the iTunes local music charts.A true South African, Morake also enjoys kwaito and Zulu gospel music, which he hopes to incorporate with Afrikaans music on a grander scale with his second album. His aim is to bring the diverse South African cultures together through the power of music.While he is excited about the interest in his music, Morake, who matriculated in 2015, is taking fame in his stride. He has chosen rather to study for his law degree at North West University before he takes his music on the road full-time.Source: News24/Netwerk24Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more Recommendation Engine for TV and Film

first_imgcurt hopkins Tags:#Recommendation Engines#web “ employs a proprietary algorithm that includes contextual and semantic analysis, collaborative filtering, and thematic push to deliver personalized TV, movie and video content recommendations.” I signed up for the beta and was interested to see if my weird taste in TV and movies would track at all. I like Blazing Saddles, Chuck, The Beekeeper, Erich Rohmer, Rick Steves, and A Blog About History, so heaven only knows what they’d make of that. You chime in on eight movies from Superbad to Casablanca. I wound up with The Bourne Supremacy (sure), Observe and Report (eh, probably not) and All Through the Night (never heard of it). It didn’t blow my mind but it wasn’t crazily out of the park either. Presumably, as I use the service, and rate more offerings, the engine will hone in on my weirdness and before you know it, voila! Kentucky Fried Movie and Cities in the Mist. Recommendations are broken into TV, Web, Mobile and iPad. A recommendation filtering mechanism can monitor your preferences. YouTube and most online video viewing sites have recommendation algorithms, but is a stand-alone site, with an emphasis on the recommendation process. The site provides you with a place to purchase each of its recommendations that are for sale, but unlike Hulu, say, it does not seem to be a platform for free programming.’s partners include Apple, YouTube, Tribune Media, Amazon, broadcast and cable networks and various online content creators. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… From shopping to music, the overload of information on the Web has been shaped and ordered by recommendation engines. There are even tools like the browser extension GetGlue that purport to sail the entire recommendations ocean. But one very important aspect of the online experience has been overshadowed: video. Milan- and Tel Aviv-based, currently in beta, has introduced a proprietary, cross-platform recommendation service to personalize television, film and video viewing. aspires to do for video what Pandora or do for audio.last_img read more

Environmental Groups Are Gathering Public Feedback About ITC Fire

first_img X Listen 00:00 /00:43 Jen Rice/Houston Public MediaSema Hernandez speaks at a press conference.center_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Community and environmental advocates are launching a series of town halls in the wake of the chemical plant fire in Deer Park. Local leaders from the Sierra Club, Air Alliance Houston, Public Citizen and other groups are looking for public feedback about how the incident was handled by authorities. Terri Garcia, a Deer Park resident with three children, said she and other parents have urgent questions that haven’t been answered. “I want to know what’s really in the air, what’s really falling on us,” Garcia said. “And I want to know what’s going to be in our bodies. And I want to know now. I don’t want to find out later. I want to know now.” Garcia said Deer Park is a young community where air pollution threatens many children. “We know where we live. We know what we’re up against. We know these things,” she said. “But we choose to be here. What we don’t choose is to have a burning ring of fire for three days on end.” Sema Hernandez, a Pasadena resident whose children attend Deer Park ISD, said she’s concerned that companies in the area aren’t held accountable for public health.“How many people are affected directly, from the refinery workers and the first responders? Because we know that they were exposed,” she said. “What type of mitigation is going to take place?” Community advocates urged the city and the county to improve notification systems and even put plans in place to evacuate during potentially toxic emergencies.Four different agencies have been monitoring the air quality: the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Harris County, the Environmental Protection Agency and ITC. Regional and local officials have said they didn’t issue an emergency alert for air pollution because the chemical releases were carried to an altitude of approximately 4,000 feet. Ground level air monitors showed normal to moderate air quality readings.last_img read more

Googleowned Motorola Mobility on job hunt for wearables director

first_img © 2013 According to the ad, the Senior Director of Industrial Design will define and execute design strategies for wearable devices. The organization is asking for at least seven years or more in a senior position of industrial design and a show of fifteen years’ experience “in design of tech, consumer product and/or apparel.” A Bachelors in design is required, and the ad also lists “postgraduate in related field.” The company said its ambition is to make Motorola a recognized leader in the design of all things mobile. “We will do this by creating product experiences that are lead [sic] by consumer insight and intuition, keen design sensibility and cutting edge technologies. We want our products and brand to be experienced and loved by millions of people worldwide. We want to create the new Motorola.”The “new Motorola” was the mantra last month, too, at the startup conference Techweek. The Motorola Mobility tech lead, Rachid Alameh, talked about wearables at the center of innovation and Jim Wicks, senior vice president of consumer experience design, spoke about Motorola Mobility reshaping itself to make mobile products with a difference. Wicks predicted that users will no longer be “hunched” over mobile devices, a clear indication that they will explore products that users can wear. Whoever gets the job will no doubt be encouraged to go forth and champion innovation, encouragement not only by Wicks but by ex-DARPA director Regina Dugan, who is now Motorola Mobility head of the Advanced Technology and Research Group.Dugan spoke about wearables and bolder directions in wearables when she was on stage at the All Things Digital Conference in May. She revealed an electronic “tattoo” on her arm that she said was being explored as a patch which people could use as wearable body authentication. She said it was high time for a new path to authentication. “After 40 years of advances in computation, we’re still authenticating basically the same way we did years ago.”She also displayed a concept of a daily vitamin pill used as wearable body authentication. In this instance, the person, she said, would ingest a pill with a small chip inside it with a switch. Motorola Mobility, which Google acquired in 2012 for $12.5 billion, is doing a serious talent search for a newly minted “Senior Director Industrial Design-Wearables,” according to a recent job posting that lists Chicago as the job locale. It is not only job news but tech news, as a sideshow peek at what Motorola Mobility has in mind as it faces its highly competitive future. In short, Motorola Mobility is attempting to beef up a we-are-number-one, world class design group for computer wearables. The job posting said Motorola Mobility is looking for the right candidate who can “provide strategic leadership, champion innovation and institute best practices to create a new world-class wearable’s design group within Motorola.” The new hire will have someone to watch over him or her, as the new hire will report to the Senior Vice President of CXD, which is Motorola lingo for Consumer Experience Design. Citation: Google-owned Motorola Mobility on job hunt for wearables director (2013, July 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further With new logo and focus, Motorola touts latest phone at Techweek 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