1 Sport Magazine sat down with Robbie Fowler for a one-on-one recently – but just who would ‘God’ hate to get stuck in a lift with?This interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on twitter @sportmagukWho was the best footballer you played alongside in your career?“Probably Steven Gerrard – but another who I loved playing with, because my understanding with him was superb, was Steve McManaman. I don’t think Steve gets the accolades that he deserves. He was a phenomenal player. He’s the most successful British player to play abroad, with all he won with Real Madrid.”What about if you could pick a modern-day footballer to play alongside?“I actually played in a testimonial with Luis Suarez for about ten minutes – and obviously I wasn’t good enough to keep up with him on my ageing legs, but I could see that he was a class player. I’d love to have played with him, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. It’s ridiculous how good the three of them are.”What’s your favourite career goal?“I’ll give you a goal probably not many people would remember. In 2001, Liverpool won a lot of trophies, but also we needed to win our last league game against Charlton to qualify fornext season’s Champions League. I scored an overhead kick in that game, at Charlton’s ground. It wasn’t the greatest goal in the world, but it just meant so much because it was the first goal and it really calmed us all down. We went on to win 4-0. So that means a lot to me, even though it was just a basic goal.”Sure, just a basic overhead kick, Robbie. Sport has scored a hatful of them…“It wasn’t one of those spectacular overhead kicks where both feet were in the air! It just fell to me from a corner and I manipulated my body to get into position. Not the conventional overhead kick, if that makes sense.”It does. Have you ever been starstruck?“Yeah, I was on a plane once and got sat next to Sean Connery. I was talking to him and I was just delighted that he knew who I was! There I am: talking to James Bond on a plane. Actually, one of my regrets is probably not getting a picture with him. He was superb.”Who’s your favourite sports person to watch who isn’t a footballer?“I used to love watching Tiger Woods, but – for what he’s achieved in his career – it has to be AP McCoy. There are many good jockeys, so for him to be the top jockey for 20 years – no one will ever get near that. Think of all the injuries he’s had, too. He’s probably fallen and broken every bone in his body. Then he just got back up and did it all again.”Which sport puts you to sleep?“A long day of Test cricket might, but I love the one-dayers and the Twenty20s. Even the Tests can be really exciting when there’s a lot to play for. I can watch any sport at all, to be honest.”They’re making a film of your life: who ideally plays Robbie Fowler?“I’m thinking Tom Cruise! I’m not sure if he’d be any good at footy though, to be fair.”If you were stuck in a lift with an ex-teammate, who’d be the best and who’d be the toughest to handle?“Jamie Carragher as the tough one. A great lad, but sometimes his, erm… habits aren’t what they should be. I’ll leave it at that! To be stuck with? Steve McManaman. I could spend many a day chatting with him.” Robbie Fowler
FA Cup quarter-finals: THREE matches live on talkSPORT 1 The quarter-finals of the FA Cup are here and talkSPORT has it covered!We are bringing you THREE live commentaries throughout the weekend, starting on Saturday evening as Everton take on Chelsea at Goodison Park, with a visit to Wembley at stake.We then have BACK-TO-BACK commentries on Sunday, kicking off with holders Arsenal at home to Watford at 1:30pm, and followed by another huge test for Manchester United, as they face in-form West Ham at Old Trafford.Our last eight coverage began with Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win at Reading on Friday night – you can recap all the action here.See below for our list of live commentary matches and click the links to follow all the action online!Saturday, 17:30 – Everton v ChelseaSunday, 13:30 – Arsenal v WatfordSunday, 16:00 – Manchester United v West Ham UnitedThen after an action-packed few days of football, we resume on Wednesday as we bring you live coverage of Barcelona v Arsenal in the Champions League – Full details here!
1 Thomas Lemar scored a delightful double for France Thomas Lemar was at the centre of transfer deadline day as Arsenal desperately tried to bring in the France winger to replace Alexis Sanchez.As it turned out no deal materialised and both Lemar and Sanchez stayed put at their clubs.However, the Monaco winger showed exactly what the Gunners missed out on as he grabbed two impressive goals for France in the 4-0 win over the Netherlands on Thursday night.Check out Lemar’s quality finishes below.
SAUGUS – Less than an hour after children walking to school had filled the sidewalks Tuesday, a driverless utility truck careened down a Saugus hill, crashing into a parked car and destroying the garage of a home in the quiet neighborhood. A 5-ton bobtail utility truck owned by Tidwell Excavating had been parked on Catala Avenue as crews worked with a Southern California Edison crew on a cable-splicing job. Shortly before 9 a.m., the truck rolled swiftly downhill, ending up partly inside the garage of the house on the corner of Catala and Melodi Lane, in the 27000 block. “It was parked for an hour before this,” driver Leonel Melchor said. “I set the brake, but something happened.” Sheriff’s officers are investigating what caused the truck to roll by itself. Neighbors said they thought the crashing sounds they heard as the truck zoomed down the street, crashing into curbside trash cans, were from trash trucks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“It was quite the loud crash,” James Deruvo said. “It sounded like someone was carelessly dropping things in the street.” A neighbor said he had just placed some items in his curbside recycling bin when the truck careened into his yard, upending trash barrels and leaving deep tire marks across the lawn before crashing into Mandi and Brent Sheftzs’ BMW, parked in their driveway next door. The truck partially upended the auto, then plowed into the garage and the house, where it came to rest. “I heard the truck noise and looked up as it came by,” the neighbor said. “It’s really lucky that this happened when it did; the street is packed between 7 and 8 every morning with kids going to school.” Mandi Sheftz, called at work by neighbors, was shocked by the damage to her home. “I called our insurance company and they just told me to get reports and pictures,” she said. “I don’t think they have any idea of how bad this is.” Crews from The Gas Co. shut off the natural gas because the truck was resting on the gas line leading into the home. Because of the significant damage to the house, city officials were reluctant to remove the truck immediately, fearing that the garage and part of the house might collapse. Officials from the city walked through the house to make sure the structure was safe for the Sheftzs to go inside. firstname.lastname@example.org (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 4 4 4 World renowned football agent Mendes says reports of his client leaving Old Trafford are “totally untrue” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most Read In Football latest In a rare statement, Mendes said: “There have been more rumours of Jose Mourinho leaving Manchester United. It’s totally untrue.“Jose is very happy at the club and the club is very happy with him.“He has a long-term contract with Manchester United and is fully committed to the club in building a solid winning project.”The 52-year-old, who also represents the likes of David De Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo, was responding to a story in The Sun which claimed the Red Devils were lining up a £40m move to make Mauricio Pochettino their next manager. However, those claims have been rejected by Mendes, who says his client will not be leaving Old Trafford.Mourinho, who signed a contract extension until 2020 back in January, has been given assurances over his future.United host Fulham tomorrow in the Premier League searching for a first league win in five games. SORRY Jose Mourinho is “fully committed” to Manchester United and reports he is set to lose his job are “totally untrue”, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.Mendes, one of the most influential agents in world football, says the Portuguese has been given assurances from the Premier League club’s hierarchy that he is their long-term man. BEST OF Pogba was dropped to the bench along with another big-money signing Romelu Lukaku in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal – a night when this summer’s main acquisition Fred did not even make the squad.January signing Alexis Sanchez has floundered so far and Mourinho made his annoyance at the lack of a defensive reinforcement known during the summer. 4 Jose Mourinho is not leaving Manchester United, his agent Jorge Mendes has confirmed revealed Reports had linked Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with a £40m move to United scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba have endured a turbulent relationship this season They are currently sitting in eighth spot, behind the likes of Everton and Bournemouth, with an eye-watering eight-point gap to the top four.Mourinho’s third season at the club sees United already 18 points behind Pep Guardiola’s City, who they finished runners-up to in a 2017-18 campaign that also saw them reach the FA Cup final.The Portuguese became the first manager in the Old Trafford giants’ history to win a major trophy in his first season, collecting the EFL Cup and Europa League after lifting the Community Shield. Progress has stalled this term.While United qualified for the Champions League knockout phase with a match to spare, thanks in no small part to the memorable comeback win at Juventus, they fell at the first hurdle of the Carabao Cup to second-tier Derby and their league struggles have been compounded by off-field matters.The relationship with star turn and club-record signing Paul Pogba has often been strained, with the manager taking the vice-captaincy off him before September’s meeting against Derby before then having a well-documented training ground disagreement with him shortly after.
Celtic have revealed strong financial results for the six months ending in December last year, reflecting success since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers.The Scottish champions saw their revenue increase by 94% to £61.2m in the six months to December 31, 2016, and profit from trading rose from £1.6m to more than £21m.The increase in part reflects the club’s success in reaching the group stages of the Champions League. Under Rodgers, the team is unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership, has won the League Cup and is through to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.Celtic’s results also reveal the club spent just under £10m in the summer on player transfers, when new manager Rodgers added Scott Sinclair, Moussa Dembélé, Kolo Touré, Christian Gamboa and Dorus de Vries to his squad. Player sales accounted for £2m, which the club said was largely accounted for by the sale of Stefan Johansen to Fulham. The strong set of financial figures leaves Celtic with just under £19m in the bank. The financial report notes that the next six months are unlikely to bring as much revenue, partly due to there being no European football, though there will still be some outstanding Champions League money to be paid out.In a statement in the report, chairman Ian Bankier said: “The board is optimistic about our immediate future and firmly supports the self-sustaining financial model that has served us well.”
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Twitter has had a complicated relationship with its sprawling developer ecosystem but made a big move this morning to provide independent developers a fast, lightweight, attractive and consistent tool-kit that can be used to implement the front end of web applications.It’s called Bootstrap and the company said today that it “uses some of the latest browser techniques to provide you with stylish typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation and everything else you need in a super tiny (only 6k with gzip) resource.” Initial developer reaction appears generally positive.Bootstrap was built by Twitter designers Mark Otto (formerly of ZURB) and Jacob Thornton (formerly of Threadsy).One of the key issues that Twitter has had with its developer ecosystem is that the company has called on developers to stop developing Twitter clients, the services through which Tweets are read and written. The company said this Spring that it wants to provide new users with consistent experiences and thus that they ought to be using official Twitter clients only.The edge might be taken off of that by the introduction of this front-end framework. It seems likely that a large number of independent Twitter-related apps will take on a more consistent look and feel now. At launch Bootstrap works best in Chrome and Firefox; it’s said to perform poorly right now in IE.Bootstrap is the 46th code repository Twitter staff has created on Github.These new tools don’t have to be used in developing anything related to Twitter, exclusively, but everything Twitter can do to win back the love of developers is another point in its favor in the coming battle for developers that Twitter will fight with Google Plus when its developer platform is launched. Tags:#design#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
On 15 May, USA Today reported that a controversial 2008 study in the journal Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (CSDA) was going to be retracted because parts of the article contain plagiarized material. Now, in an e-mail to ScienceInsider, the journal’s editor in chief, Stan Azen of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has passed along the official retraction notice. It says the article “contains portions of other authors’ writings … without sufficient attribution” and that excerpts from Wikipedia and two textbooks appeared without citation in the paper’s introduction. An official with Elsevier, which publishes CSDA, says the notice will be posted in a week or two. The study, Social networks of author-co-author relationships, analyzed the different styles of such networks and their implications for peer review. It grew out of work done for a report to Congress by statistician Edward Wegman of George Mason University. The so-called Wegman report said that paleoclimate studies done in 1998 and 1999 used poor statistical analyses. It also asserted that the authors may have benefited from favorable treatment by their peers who presumably reviewed the papers. The e-mail from Azen follows: The following is the Elsevier retraction statement that will appear shortly. Retraction notice This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor in Chief and co‑Editors, as it contain portions of other authors’ writings on the same topic in other publications, without sufficient attribution to these earlier works being given. The principal authors of the paper acknowledged that text from background sources was mistakenly used in the Introduction without proper reference to the original source. Specifically, the first page and a half of the article (pp. 2177‑2178) contain together excerpts from Wikipedia (first paragraph), Wasserman and Faust’s “Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications” (pp. 17‑20) ISBN 10: 0521387078 / 0‑521‑38707‑8 ISBN 13: 9780521387071 Publication Date: 1994, and W. de Nooy, A. Mrvar, and V. Bategelj’s “Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek” (pp. 31, 36, 123, and 133) ISBN 10: 0521602629 / 0‑521‑ 60262‑ ISBN 13: 9780521602624 Publication Date: 2005. The scientific community takes a strong view on this matter and apologies are offered to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the submission process. One of the conditions of submission of a paper for publication is that authors declare explicitly that their work is original and has not appeared in a publication elsewhere. The re‑use of material, without appropriate reference, even if not known to the authors at the time of submission, breaches our publishing policies. The Wegman report is also alleged to contain unattributed material from other sources. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, climate scientist Raymond Bradley filed an official complaint with George Mason University in March 2010 for what he regards as inappropriate use of material that first appeared in his 1999 book, Paleoclimatology. “There were several paragraphs in the Wegman report that were lifted verbatim or almost verbatim from my book,” Bradley tells ScienceInsider. Bradley has complained to Elsevier, which was the publisher of the 1999 book, and company officials have proposed a meeting to discuss the issue, he says. “Elsevier has a financial interest in people not plagiarizing their books,” says Bradley. “Otherwise, why do they have a copyright?” Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Wegman declined to comment on the journal’s action when contacted by ScienceInsider last week. But Wegman wrote an e-mail to Elsevier, obtained by USA Today, that says he would prefer issuing an “errata sheet” instead of having the paper withdrawn. And USA Today spoke to Wegman’s attorney for its May story on the journal retraction: “Neither Dr. Wegman nor [first author Yasmin Said] has ever engaged in plagiarism,” says their attorney, Milton Johns, by e-mail. In a March 16 e-mail to the journal, Wegman blamed a student who “had basically copied and pasted” from others’ work into the 2006 congressional report, and said the text was lifted without acknowledgment and used in the journal study. “We would never knowingly publish plagiarized material” wrote Wegman, a former CSDA journal editor.