Manchester City v Chelsea Guardiola: How Conte’s Chelsea tactics rewrote the Premier League rulebook Dom Farrell 19:02 3/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City v Chelsea Premier League Manchester City Chelsea Guardiola Antonio Conte Luis Enrique would thrive in the UK, according to his old Barcelona colleague, who also holds the Chelsea manager in high regard Pep Guardiola feels Luis Enrique would be a success in the Premier League but the Manchester City boss maintains Chelsea should be in no rush to sever ties with the masterful Antonio Conte.Luis Enrique served as Barcelona B coach during Guardiola’s celebrated Camp Nou tenure and went on to enjoy a similarly decorated spell in charge of the first team between 2014 and 2017.Chelsea have been regularly tipped to hire the former Spain international, with their Premier League title defence fading in the face of City’s dominance this season, and Sunday’s trip to the Etihad Stadium could provide further complications for Conte. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Having been asked to assess Thierry Henry’s capabilities as a potential successor to Arsene Wenger on the back of City dishing out comprehensive 3-0 beatings to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final and the top flight this week, Guardiola gave his old colleague a glowing but qualified endorsement.”It is the same as the question about Thierry Henry managing Arsenal and Arsene [Wenger]. Antonio is the manager to speak about that,” he told reporters.”But [Luis Enrique] has the level to train everywhere, no problem at all. Luis Enrique is one of the best managers I have ever seen.”He is a friend of mine so I know he can do whatever he wants. But Antonio is the manager of Chelsea.”Last season Chelsea beat City home and away, meaning Conte became the first coach to register a league double of victories over Guardiola, and those exploits certainly left an impression.”What Antonio has done here, maybe the people don’t realise,” Guardiola said. “He introduced another way to attack, with five in the back. Another system.”A lot of teams, even Arsenal who never used it, imitated him to do that. Tactically he is a master.”He did amazingly in the national team with Italy and with Juventus. I think Conte is going to give something to English football, I am pretty sure about that.”Guardiola feels any pressure being placed upon the likes of Conte and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is unfair, with the form of the chasing pack cast in an unfair light by City’s scarcely credible points total with 10 matches remaining – a haul that leaves them five victories from being crowned champions. “We have 75 and Leicester won the title with 81 [in 2015-16]. So in March we have a lot of points and that’s why there is that gap.”We did really well but United, Chelsea and Tottenham, they did good. Liverpool as well. The reason why we [lead] is we did really well.”Asked whether he had sympathy for the misery his players wrought upon Wenger over recent days, with Conte perhaps in line for a similar ordeal, Guardiola recalled his own struggles when the bid for trophies went awry at City last term.”Last season I also had pressure,” he added. “The people said, ‘What is he doing, this guy with his beliefs? He is going to come here to play [in this style] – what does he believe, that guy?'”It’s always the same. What happened to Arsene is going to happen to me. That’s why I said I never understand managers criticising other managers because we are alone. We feel alone when the situation is not good.”Of course I want to beat them. I want to beat Arsene, I want to beat all of them because they want to beat me. That is normal. In football we know that, when we don’t win, what we have done in the past doesn’t really matter.”
What WVU was doingWVU is in the famous diamond formation. I’m sure most of you are familiar with this formation, but for those who might not be the diamond formation is when the QB is in the shotgun formation four yards behind the center (similar to the Pistol alignment), and has two players on either side of him and the RB behind him.In this particular diamond formation, the players to the side of the QB are the FB and TE. Often times, the FB and TE are used if the offense is loading up on the run blocking and needing bigger bodies in there to lead block.There are only two WRs on this play (one up top on the play side and one at the bottom). When the ball is snapped, the TE and FB take off and lead block up the 4-hole between the RG and RT. The QB hands it off to the RB, who, instead of following his two lead blockers, kicks it outside.AdChoices广告What OSU was doingOSU is lined up in a customized goal line, man-to-man defense. In most goal line sets, the defense will have three DTs on the field with two DEs on the outside. On this play, the have Taylor, Maile and Ogbah playing inside, with Burton and Bean playing the outside rusher spot.The CBss are playing in the face of the WRs they’re lined up, meaning the defense is intent of not allowing the WRs any room to score.Jordan Sterns, Tre Flowers, Chad Whitener and Seth Jacobs are all lined up at the front of the goal line, so as to keep the play in front of the.Spencer is putting a lot of trust (and rightfully so) into his CBs on this play because there is no safety help, as both safeties are five yards off the L.O.S. playing run support.A theme with these film studies the past few weeks has been the importance of gap assignments. When in a goal line defense, every defender in the box has to make sure he’s doing his job because there is little room for error. One missed assignment and the QB or RB could have just enough space to punch it in for the touchdown.Why this worked for OSUThis play worked out in OSU’s favor maybe more because of what WVU does in its blocking schemes. Let’s just ignore the right side of the defense and focus on the left side.When the ball is snapped, the center blocks Taylor (kind of), the RT blocks Burton (kind of) and the WR up top blocks the CB.But if you notice, the RG, TE AND FB all block Ogbah. When you have three blockers on one defender, the numbers advantage suddenly favors the defense because that means a defender or two is going unblocked.“He’s an important part,” Glenn Spencer said this week of Ogbah. “The front seven as a whole has done a good job of pressuring the quarterback. Sometimes it’s him alone, sometimes it’s other guys feeding the quarterback to him and sometimes it’s him feeding the quarterback to someone else. It all works together.”On this play, it was Whitener and Flowers who went unblocked. The RB sees there is no hole inside so he takes off outside the RT.Despite going against the RT with the major size advantage, Burton does a good enough job playing outside containment and is able to grab and hold up the RB long enough for his run support (Flowers) to come in and finish off the tackle. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Jul 2015 – Held at gunpoint, 28 poachers were busted by TCI officers on Thursday afternoon in a collaboration between law enforcement and civilians which seemed to nab a group of Dominicans who had so far caught nearly 2,000 pounds of lobster, parrot fish and conch – illegally. Eight charges will be leveled against the men from the Dominican Republic tomorrow when they head to court, namely: Taking marine product without a license; taking marine product using breathing apparatus; possession of spear guns; taking marine product by use of a spear gun; use of unlicensed vessels; possession of egg-bearing lobster; possession of parrot fish; and possession of crawfish during the closed season. Magnetic Media is informed that this pilferage of TCI waters has been an on-going problem which eluded law enforcers. A civilian tip led to the red-handed capture; we understand that two boats got away…and still 14 illegal vessels were seized in the raid. Related Items:dominicans, eight, illegal, poachers 108 Haitians intercepted thanks to radar Recommended for you Bahamas PM warns “Price Gouging is a criminal offense” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Dominican Officials agree to stop sex trafficking, poachers
According to Sky Sports, the match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup will be the last for the Spaniard before he moves to Monaco.Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has played for the world’s top teams: Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea.The Arenys de Mar native played with the Gunners from 2003 to 2011, he then moved to Barcelona from 2011 to 2014.He has played with the Blues since 2014, but today’s match against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Third Round seems to be his last game.At least according to Sky Sports, who have reported France Ligue 1 team Monaco is close to agreeing to a January transfer.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“In this position, we have only two players, Jorginho and Fabregas, so for me, it would be really a problem without Cesc,” Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sports recently.“I want him to stay, I don’t know the final decision of Cesc and the club of course.”“But for me, it’s very important and if Cesc will go I think that we need to buy another player, and it’s not easy because, technically, Cesc is a very important player,” Sarri explained.“And I think that in the market it’s very difficult to find a player with his characteristics.”
Virtual Reality Firefox HTC Microsoft Mozilla CES 2019 Share your voice Post a comment Mobile Internet 0 Tags Mozilla promotes VR sites and activities available with its Firefox Reality browser. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset will include Firefox Reality, giving a boost to Mozilla’s web browser for VR devices and to its broader effort to build an immersive virtual realm on web technology that no single company controls.Mozilla released Firefox Reality in 2018 for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Daydream and Magic Leap One. Now, HTC Vive owners won’t need to manually download the browser themselves, HTC and Mozilla said at CES 2019. Instead, Firefox Reality will be the Vive’s default browser.”By ensuring HTC devices have direct integration with a web browser, we make it easier for those creators and users,” Mozilla said Monday in a statement. Vive users can still use other browsers and change the default if they want. Mozilla declined to disclose terms of the partnership.Firefox once was second only to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in terms of web usage, helping promote the idea that the web was a neutral foundation, not the domain of one powerful company. But over the last decade, Google’s Chrome grew to dominate browsing, and Mozilla’s browser has failed to gain a significant foothold on mobile devices.VR devices and their cousins for augmented reality offer Mozilla a chance to find a new foothold. But that’s only if VR devices catch on widely, which so far they haven’t.Mozilla also has been instrumental in developing technology called WebVR and its broader successor, WebXR, which standardizes the use of web technology to create VR and AR content. If that effort succeeds, it’ll be easier for developers to build software for multiple headsets and not have to recreate content separately for each one.”Through our exciting and innovative collaboration with Mozilla, we’re closing the gap in XR computing, empowering Vive users to get more content in their headset while enabling developers to quickly create content,” HTC Vive Vice President Michael Almeraris said in a statement.CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect.
Is there a Pokemon named DontDoThis? Maybe there should be. On Tuesday, a driver in Washington state was found parked on the shoulder of State Route 518 in the Seattle suburb of Burien. With him were eight smartphones, all opened to the Pokemon Go app. BUSTED! More Pokemon news Gotta eat ’em all at the Pokemon Cafe 13 Photos Pokemon Go #PokemonDistraction Sergeant Kyle Smith contacted a vehicle on the shoulder yesterday evening. This is what was next to the driver! Playing #PokemonGO with EIGHT (8) phones! Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions. pic.twitter.com/tgOr16CRlm— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) August 14, 2019 The man put his gaming rig out of reach, and lived to play another day.But distracted driving has caused accidents before.”I can remember only one collision that we were able to confirm was caused by the driver playing Pokemon Go, (who) rear-ended another vehicle,” Johnson told me. “I am assuming there are more, but humans don’t self-report that often when we arrive at scenes to investigate.”(Hat tip to Seattle-based GeekWire for spotting this story.) Gotta soak ’em all! Pokemon Go hunter falls into pond while playing Norway’s prime minister caught playing Pokemon Go in parliament College students move one step closer to majoring in Pokemon Go Preview • The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go Pokemon Go How To • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one News • Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime Share your voice 1 Culture Gaming Tags Comment Trooper Rick Johnson of the Washington State Patrol told me the man wasn’t driving while he played the eight different screens — his car was parked. But the overenthusiastic gamer was informed that the shoulder of a busy highway is meant for breakdowns or flat tires or the like. Not pulling over so you can pitch Pokeballs at a Snorlax.”Sgt. (Kyle) Smith asked him to put the phones in his back seat and continue on, as the shoulder is only for emergency parking,” Johnson told me.As you can see, the driver seems well-prepped for octo-play. His phones, of varying sizes, were all nestled into what looks like a homemade foam case that holds them all steady. Each screen was open to the gaming app.
Indonesian president Joko Widodo. Photo: UNBA red carpet was rolled out at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrived in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon on a two-day visit, reports news agency UNB.Joko Widodo arrived here at the invitation of president Abdul Hamid.On his arrival at the airport by a special flight of Republic Indonesia at 4:20 pm, the Indonesian president was received by his Bangladesh counterpart and his wife first lady Rashida Khanam.A smartly turned out contingent comprising members of Bangladesh Army, Air Force and Bangladesh Navy gave guard of honour to the Indonesian president. He was welcomed with a 21-gun salute.Cabinet members, including foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Shahriar Alam, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, industries minister Amir Hossain Amu, and secretaries concerned to the president’s House, dean of the diplomatic corps, the chiefs of the three services, the inspector general of police (IGP), were present.Two tiny tots presented bouquets to president Joko and his wife Iriana Widodo.After the warm reception at the airport, the president was taken to Sonargaon Hotel in a ceremonial motorcade where he will be staying during the visit.The Indonesian president will visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district on Sunday.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali will meet the Indonesian president at Sonargaon Hotel at 6:30pm on Saturday.President Abdul Hamid will host dinner in honour of his Indonesian counterpart at Bangabhaban in the evening.On Sunday morning, the Indonesian President will visit Savar National Mausoleum to pay homage to martyrs of Liberation War.He will also visit Bangabandhu Museum at Dhanmondi to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Munibur Rahman.The Indonesian president will have official talks with prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office at 10:00am on Sunday.President Widodo will leave for Cox’s Bazar to meet Rohingyas at 12:10pm. He will leave Cox’s Bazar for Dhaka at 4:15pm.President Widodo will leave Dhaka for Afghanistan on Monday morning at 9:00am.The Indonesian president will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues, including the Rohingya one, during his Bangladesh visit.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina visited Indonesia in 2015 and 2017, and invited the Indonesian president to visit Bangladesh.In September last, Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi visited Dhaka and discussed the Rohingya issues.
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September 19, 2016 7 min read Everyone and their great-grandmother has heard of the internet. It’s lowered the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs worldwide. It’s also leveled the playing field where your target audience can be global rather than regional. But some entrepreneurs still don’t want to pick up web skills. And if you’re on the business/marketing side of things, I can understand why.But remember, you don’t need to be writing algorithms for Google to be tech savvy. I’ll cover a few topics worth studying that will expand your horizons and improve your online presence without the need to become a master coder.Split testing and conversions.It’s crucial to understand A/B testing for conversions. This is naturally important for ecommerce websites but also for any business site where you want visitors to perform certain tasks.Take a law firm, for example. They want to encourage visitors to setup a free consultation. You can run split test campaigns to see which colors, written copy or layout designs work best to drive more people to setup an appointment. You can even do this for free with Google. There’s no right or wrong answer because A/B tests rely on several factors like audience and conversion goals.Related: Conversion Rate Optimization: From a Luxury to a Necessity in 2016If you can understand the importance of case studies, you’ll be well-equipped to put them into action and make the necessary changes to improve conversion rates. Try reading some case studies to learn what has worked for others. You can always try changing a few different elements on your own site to see how visitors react. Here’s a small list of ideas to get you started:Color contrastChange button/link copyIncrease font sizeIncrease white spaceClarify the page title/headlineAdd quotes & reviewsManaging a blog.Just the idea of a blog might put off most non-technical entrepreneurs. But there’s a lot of value in content marketing if you learn to do it right.The first step is creating a blog. There are plenty of detailed setup guides you can follow to get a new WordPress blog up and running without much effort. In fact, once you understand the setup process, you can have a new blog online within 30 minutes.You’ll spend most of your time managing the blog and creating content. This is where the entrepreneurial value comes in. If you blog frequently and create valuable content, you’ll slowly rank in Google for certain keywords. And, you are providing information to people who need it.Related: 17 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who BlogThe benefits of content marketing can only be seen by actually doing it. You can read case studies until you’re blue in the face, but you won’t see real growth until you setup your own blog, and give it a try. Check out this beginner’s guide to learn how content marketing works and why every business should run at least a small online blog. More people have access to the internet now than ever before. And many of those people are looking for information that you can provide to build reputable credibility for your business.Tracking metrics.Learn to track the most important visitor metrics through an analytics tool like Google Analytics. It’s completely free, and it’ll help you get a picture of people’s average browsing habits.You have many different options for trackable metrics, including referral traffic, top pages and top search keywords. These are all important because you might stumble onto something novel you didn’t expect to find. For example, if your highest searched keyword is your company’s name, this means you’ve built a recognizable brand that people know by name.Another example can be landing page metrics where you have a specific goal like increasing email signups or increasing sales. The obvious metric to track is a conversion funnel from the landing page to the completed conversion. But also consider metrics like time on page and bounce rate.Related Book: Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website, 3rd Edition by Jon RognerudThe key is learning which metrics to track and what they mean. I recommend this guide if you want to get started with landing page metrics. Unfortunately it’s hard to understand these concepts in theory. You really need to toy around to understand what these metrics mean and how they can affect your creative decisions. The good news is that it’s super easy — and free — to get started, and once you get moving you’ll learn a lot very quickly.Two free tools you must have for analytics tracking — Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools.Basic coding for troubleshooting.I don’t believe that every entrepreneur should understand how to write web apps from scratch. But any entrepreneur in the modern age should understand the importance of the internet and websites. Internet product sales are not slowing down. In fact we saw a 15 percent increase in online sales over 2014 and another 14 percent increase in 2015. It’s also predicted that online sales will reach half a billion dollars annually by 2020.More customers are transitioning online, and this trend simply cannot be overlooked. Whether you actually sell items online or not, it’s still vital to have an online presence for your business.If you don’t know anything about web hosting, domains or basic coding, then you’ll be at the whim of a tech-savvy webmaster or creative agency for every step of the process. This can be very costly. But you can save a lot by understanding some basic techniques.Related: 5 Game-Changing Skills Every Young Entrepreneur Can MasterSo what should you actually learn? Here are my suggestions:The basics of HTTP/DNS and how web hosting works — or at least enough knowledge to pay for hosting and get your site onlineThe basics of WordPress installation and configurationIf you plan to sell items online, you should learn the fundamentals of SSL certsIf you want to customize the design of your site, you’ll also want to learn rudimentary HTML/CSSThe goal isn’t to be your own server administrator or your own web developer. But you should know enough to fix basic problems, or at least guide someone else towards fixing the problem for you.Small issues on your site may only require changing one line of code or installing a free WordPress plugin. If you know how to do this yourself, you’ll have a much easier time managing your online presence without heavy reliance on a freelancer or agency. In fact, that’s exactly the goal of everything mentioned in this article. The more you understand about business on the internet, the easier it’ll be for you to conduct your business digitally. With so many consumers already online, this skillset is a huge asset in the modern age.Related Offer: Get a 10-day free trial with Lynda.com and learn new skills through video tutorials Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »
Posted by Share Insight, Luxury Gold added to Virtuoso lineup TORONTO — Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have been accepted into Virtuoso’s portfolio of luxury travel partners, which comprises 1,700+ preferred suppliers in 100 countries.Inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s more than 16,000 luxury travel advisors around the world and their highly desirable clientele, says Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO of Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold. Virtuoso agencies sell more than US$21.2 billion annually.“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly discerning, so becoming a preferred partner is a true honour, and we are 100% committed to fully supporting the long-term success of our partnership,” said Böhler. “The reputation Virtuoso member advisors have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. Now that we’re part of this renowned network, we look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients special amenities, values and experiences that surpass their expectations.”More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJInsight and Luxury Gold’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives them direct relationships with the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, she added.Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold join several other TTC brands that are already part of the Virtuoso network, including African Travel, Inc., Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, and several properties that are part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection: The Milestone Hotel and Residences, The Egerton House Hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, and Ashford Castle.“We are pleased to welcome these two award-winning brands, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, as Virtuoso’s newest luxury travel partners since they offer unforgettable experiences and exceptional service,” said Matthew D. Upchurch, Chairman and CEO of Virtuoso. “We also share similar principles in making sustainable travel more accessible for travelers and providing purposeful travel experiences to our clients.” Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Tags: Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Virtuoso Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>