Feruz fires Chelsea’s youngsters to victory against Middlesbrough

first_imgIslam Feruz scored twice for Chelsea’s Under-21 side, with his late winner giving them a 3-2 victory over Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.Feruz levelled after Ryan Brobbel put Boro ahead and Adam Nditi had cleared off the line to prevent the Blues going further behind.Nditi won a penalty, which was converted by Lewis Baker, before Luke Williams then equalised for the visitors.Bur Feruz had the final word, finding the net from long range to give his team a deserved win.Click here for our Brentford v Chelsea quizYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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49ers report card: Jimmy G finishes strong, defense dominates

first_imgLANDOVER, Md. – Here is how the 49ers (6-0) graded out in their 9-0 win Sunday over host Washington (1-6):PASS OFFENSE: C+It’s not how you start (3-of-10, 10 yards at halftime) but how you finish, and Jimmy Garoppolo overcame rainy conditions. He completed his final eight passes for 113 yards after a red-zone interception. The makeshift line yielded only two sacks, though Garoppolo did have to flee the pocket a couple times and did so well (four carries, 20 yards). George Kittle’s three …last_img

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Buffalo City empowers hawkers

first_imgLungiswa Mama (left), whose stall is at the Mdantsane Highway taxi rank, was one of 90 informal traders who completed the Hawkers Capacity Building and Training Programme.(Image: Shamin Chibba) For Lungiswa Mama, an informal trader from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, business at the Highway taxi rank will never be the same. As of this week, her fruit and vegetable stall will reap profits she has only dreamed of – until now.This is because Mama and 89 other informal traders from East London, King William’s Town and Mdantsane recently completed the Hawkers Capacity Building and Training Programme.Earlier in December the 90 hawkers were commended at a graduation ceremony at the East London City Hall.The training programme is the brainchild of the Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) who had set aside R400 000 for this year’s course.Speaking at the ceremony, BCM mayor Zukisa Faku said that findings indicated that there were more hawkers than formal businesses in the city.“It can be proved by the fact that one finds up to three hawkers’ stalls in front of a single shop in town, not to mention the fruit and vegetable vendors who do not have stalls. The municipality can therefore not ignore this industry,” she said.“In this financial year, we will have to maximise the municipality’s job creation potential, and open new and affordable markets for our people to pursue.”BCM providing business knowledgeAccording to Samkelo Gqeba, BCM’s communications officer, the goal of the course is to equip hawkers with knowledge that will enable them to grow their business. “The course is aimed at building the capacity of street traders to enhance the growth and sustainability of their businesses, through the provision of business skills training.”Gqeba added that hawkers ran their ventures haphazardly because of poor of financial management and their failure to diversify their business.Therefore, the curriculum was divided into five parts, namely basic bookkeeping, stock control, health and hygiene, marketing and customer care, and costing.The programme began in 2007 after the BCM’s research discovered that hawkers, particularly at the Highway taxi rank, played an important role in the area’s economic development, and boosted job creation. It also found that many hawkers had neither the knowledge nor the access to information needed to grow. Since then, the municipality’s Mdantsane One Stop Shop has conducted the course.According to One Stop Shop coordinator Khungeka Somnono, these subjects covered aspects of business the hawkers were previously unaware of.“Participants have gained a lot from the training because they did not know certain things such as the need to register a business.”She said the training has helped hawkers understand the basic principles of running a successful enterprise. “Now they have learned they must have a bank account and save their profits. Others did not know about stock control. They only placed orders as they wished,” she said.Mama said the knowledge gained from the training has helped her business to soar.“I was taught how to deal with different types of customers in a professional manner. Now I am reaping the rewards because I am able to retain old customers and attract new ones.”The BCM course has also inspired her to tackle issues such as slow trade in the middle of the week.“The training has taught me to think out of the box and look for other business. I have decided to sell airtime to supplement my profits,” said Mama.last_img read more

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How will self-driving cars handle the snow?

first_imgCameras on self-driving cars act as extra support to detect obstacles on the road. Manufacturers may place these cameras behind the windshield wipers or develop defrost mechanisms so that visibility remains clear even in the winter. Multiple sensors will help mitigate the danger as if one sensor becomes covered by snow or ice, the other sensors can compensate for it. The cameras will work alongside the mapping algorithms, lidar and radar to provide safety. Some manufacturers are taking the need for extra sensors a step further; Mercedes-Benz offers a car with 23 sensors that detect guardrails, oncoming traffic and trees so that the vehicle can travel without lane lines. Tags:#driverless cars#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Over 70 percent of the nation’s roads are located in snowy regions that receive more than five inches of average snowfall each year. According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 70% of the United States population also live in those areas.Suffice to say, driverless vehicles won’t matter one bit to Americans unless the cars can drive well in snowy weather. No one is likely to use a “fair weather” driverless car that must be taken off the road during the winter months.See also: Uber told to pull over self-driving fleet by California DMVIn recent years, we’ve heard about how storms and even snowflakes can challenge self-driving cars. However, technology is advancing and engineers are finding solutions that will allow driverless cars to operate safely in inclement weather.What we know about the tech nowIn the winter, snow and ice reduce pavement friction and decrease visibility on the roads. On average, over 1300 people are killed and more than 116,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy or icy pavement annually.Self-driving cars have the opportunity to save a lot of these lives, but only if they are capable of driving in snow better than we can. Driverless vehicles will face many of the same challenges that human drivers face in the winter: Slowing, turning and stopping the vehicle on icy streets will still be treacherous as snow tires and all-wheel drive can only prevent so much. Skids and spinouts will likely still occur.Furthermore, the snow and ice that gathers on driverless car sensors could create additional threats, as those sensors help the car see. While motorists also have to worry about visibility during storms, we don’t have to worry about snow or ice gathering in our eyes—we only need good windshield wipers. With automated vehicles, snow can cover up radar, camera and lidar sensors all at once, rendering them useless and leaving the car’s computerized eyes blind. Fortunately, there are solutions available that will help automated vehicles handle winter weather and deal with these challenges.How driverless car tech will combat snowHow will automated vehicles learn to drive in snow as well as humans can? Driving safely in wintry conditions often comes with experience. A new driver typically can’t drive as confidently in the snow compared to a driver who has years of experience with skids and spinouts in inclement weather. Technology will help solve this problem. While none of these self-driving car sensors are safe enough to use alone in the snow, they provide accuracy when operated together. Here are the four types of tech that will allow driverless cars to move safely on snowy streets.3D Maps are used in self-driving cars so that the vehicles are aware of where the roads are located and how to operate safely on them. Many driverless car manufacturers use precise mapping techniques, that include details such as the positioning of trees, signs, lane lines and curbs. The more a vehicle knows about the area, the more it can focus its sensors on detecting real-time obstacles like other cars or pedestrians. These 3D maps are helpful in fair weather, but they also have a unique advantage in the snow when used in conjunction with LiDAR technology. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… LIDAR technology works by using light beam detection to detect obstacles. The technology is very accurate and can see raindrops, snowflakes, trees and street signs. In snowy weather, LiDAR works with 3D mapping and compares the map from a clear day with that of the current road conditions. For example, if the street is covered in snow, the LiDAR scanner can still determine where the road’s lane lines are located. By using light beam detection, the car determines its distance from a visible set object—a stop sign or building—and then calculates where the covered lane lines are based on that measurement. Ford implemented this technology into their self-driving cars and other manufacturers will likely use it as well. Additionally, 3D mapping and LiDAR technology are able to determine whether snowflakes or raindrops are obstacles or not. When a laser goes through rain or snow, it may originally believe the drops of precipitation are road obstacles. However, with an algorithm, the car can check for the obstacle’s persistency. The laser will not hit the same raindrop or snowflake twice, and the vehicle is able to rule them out as road obstructions. Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img Radar technology senses objects by emitting electromagnetic waves. It is not affected by snow or rain as much as LiDAR is because it does not involve light reflection. Radar can still detect moving vehicles, buildings and pedestrians in inclement weather which will help automated cars drive safely. However, many manufacturers are placing the radar sensors behind the windshield so that the wipers can protect them from snow or rain. If the sensors are outside the vehicle, they may become iced over and will no longer work. Seth Birnbaum A lot of the tech is still up in the airThere are many challenges that driverless cars still need to face before they’ll be able to operate in all types of weather. While technology is advancing, some factors about how driverless cars will operate in winter still remain unknown. Black ice and slippery side streets will remain a problem for automated cars, and snow tires will likely still be a necessity.While human operators often make decisions about whether it is safe to drive inclement weather, it is unclear how driverless cars will make that rather cognitive choice. If a passenger gets into the car to leave the house, will the vehicle say, “I can’t drive you there because the conditions are unsafe?” If there is a snow squall during travel, what will the car decide to do?Auto insurance will be especially important for self-driving vehicles during the winter months. As advanced as technology gets, ice will still be ice—skids, spinouts and rear-end collisions will likely still occur on the roads. Sensors that do get blocked by ice or snow will need extra protection and the vehicles will need to plan ahead for dangerous weather.Furthermore, will the vehicles be equipped with the technology that currently helps out human drivers? Anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control have served humans well, but some of that software may not yet be available for driverless cars as the tech is sometimes made by third-party suppliers. So, while self-driving car technology is getting better at handling snow, it’s clear that we are still a long way off. In other words, don’t expect a driverless car to drive you through a blizzard anytime soon. Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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June Mar Fajardo scores 40, surging Beermen sink Batang Pier

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ Lady Eagles soar past Lady Maroons The reigning five-time MVP had everything going for him offensively as he hit 14 of his 15 attempts from the field and went 12-of-16 from the free throw line.Four other Beermen scored in double figures with Terrence Romeo firing 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field that went with six rebounds and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMarcio Lassiter added 15 points built on four 3-pointers while forwards Arwind Santos and Kelly Nabong had 11 points apiece for San Miguel, which claimed solo third place with a 6-3 record.The Beermen took a 103-92 lead after a basket by Fajardo with 5:13 remaining but the Batang Pier fought back and came within three, 110-107, with still 36 seconds left. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo was a force to be reckoned with as San Miguel Beer held off NorthPort, 113-107, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fajardo couldn’t be stopped, unleashing 40 points and hauling down 19 rebounds to lead the Beermen to their fourth consecutive win.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chris Ross, however, came through in the clutch for the Beermen as he knocked down a triple to put the game out of reach, 113-107, with 12 ticks to go. Ross finished with nine points and seven assists.Mo Tautuaa led NorthPort with 28 points and 13 rebounds. The Batang Pier have now dropped their last five games after opening the season with a pair of victories.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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2019 NOMFA AWARD WINNERS

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement SUDBURY– Celebrating Northern Ontario’s best and brightest from the past two years, on Saturday May 25th MFM unveiled the NOMFA award recipients in 14 different award categories acknowledging achievements in both Music and Film. With representation from across Northern Ontario, MFM is thrilled to see these awards unite communities across the North and feature exceptional talent and diversity that exists from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, and everywhere in between!CREATIVE IMPACT ONTARIO NORTH / Impact créatif – ontario nordDarlene NaponseOUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM / Long métrage le plus remarquableThe New Romantic OUTSTANDING SHORT/MID-LENGTH FILM / Court/moyen métrage le plus remarquablePost-Script – Eric RobillardOUTSTANDING SCREENWRITER / Scénario le plus remarquableDarlene Naponse – Falls Around HerOUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A NORTHERN ONTARIO PRODUCTION / Prestation d’acteur la plus remarquable dans une production nord-ontarienneJosh Wiggins – Giant Little OnesOUTSTANDING DIRECTOR / Réalisation la plus remarquableDarlene Naponse – Falls Around HerOUTSTANDING TELEVISION OR VOD SERIES / Série télévisée ou VOD (vidéo sur demande) la plus remarquableLetterkenny – Season 3Musiclast_img read more

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