How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Callum Hudson-Odoi, the Chelsea teenager, will not be sent on loan and will instead be given his chance in the first team this season.The 17-year-old stood out in fans’ eyes despite the Blues’ pre-season friendly defeat to Arsenal where he caused Hector Bellerin all sorts of problems.The Blues are not in the habit of giving academy players first-team opportunities in the Premier League, but many onlookers believe the young winger could be the man to break that trend.“Hudson-Odoi is a very young player. We have to wait,” Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said. “He will be a very, very strong player. He will stay with us for all the season.” REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Chelsea news possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won tense gameday cracker smart causal possible xi How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED shining Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REAL DEAL Brilliant from this man on and off the pitch tonight!👏 @Calteck10 #CFCinDublin pic.twitter.com/DPutsGUkTv— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 1, 2018Chelsea play Manchester City in the Community Shield on 5 August and Hudson-Odoi could even start in the Wembley showdown.“The starting XI today is very near to the starting XI in the Community Shield,” he told the club’s official website. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Aaron Forth, VP of product for personal finance and budgeting service at Mint. com, talked at SXSW this week about the challenges the company faced when going mobile. As a service whose business model depends on people visiting the Mint.com website, the decision to launch a mobile application was not one the company took lightly, Forth said.But Mint did decide go mobile, launching first on iPhone, then on Android, after studying the actions of its mobile user base. And now, Mint is planning to launch a brand-new iPad application in just a few months – a prospect that has the company again rethinking its product for the tablet’s multitouch interface.Case Study: Mint Goes MobileMint says that the majority of its users have a phone connected their account with the service, and 20% are relying only on a mobile phone. Given those demographics, the company knew it wanted to serve the mobile audience with native applications.Forth then explained the thought process the company went through when creating its first mobile app (the iPhone version of Mint). The results make for an interesting case study which other developers may be able to learn from.Step 1: Pick Your Platforms CarefullyForth said that when it came to making a decision about what devices to launch its applications on, the first thing they looked at was device adoption trends. What devices have good market share?, they wanted to know. The answer was Android and iPhone and Android, each which have “massive distribution,” said Forth.Another important factor was whether or not the platforms they chose would have a way to get apps directly to consumers via an app store environment. Again, both iPhone and Android filled this need.Finally, they needed a platform where there was a good SDK available and developer support. In this area, Forth said Mint found that Apple’s strict guidelines didn’t interfere with development, but actually helped them understand very simply what they could and could not do. They didn’t have to figure out the phone, he said, they could just focus on development.Another key factor in the decision was finding a platform where there was low fragmentation. “It’s hard enough to support multiple browsers and versions,” said Forth. Mint wanted to find platforms that had a fragmentation strategy plan. Apple is great example of this, he said.Once the company decided what platforms it wanted to build apps for, it created some general goals. For example, the company decided it wanted to earn a top three position in the free finance category and it wanted to take advantage of specific platform features available to native apps, because that would make it more likely that platform maker would highlight the app within its store as a showcase example of its platform.Finally, Mint wanted to deliver on-the-go utility to its users, and make Mint easy to access. But most importantly, because Mint needed visitors to its website to earn revenue, it decided to build its mobile app as more of a companion to the site, instead of a standalone application. Step 2: Figure Out What’s TransferrableThe second question Mint needed to address was to figure out what’s reused versus what’s new when going from the Web app to mobile. “You basically tear down the idea of what your product is when you go mobile,” said Forth.On the “reused” side, there was only brand and positioning, the finance data and the user profile that was ported to the mobile app from the Web. Everything else was new. This included, of course, the UI itself – the interaction and visual design involving gesturing, a one-button interface on iPhone and the fact that there’s not a lot of typing involved when using mobile apps. It also included new security features where encrypted protocols were used to exchange data, plus the use of passcodes and more.Also new were to the company were the skills involved in the app’s creation (languages like Objective C and Cocoa), the different development environments used, the QA process and the authentication methods.Even the service layer and architecture was new, because the layer of APIs used for the earlier Mint Web app were different from ones that support the mobile app. On a phone, explained Forth, the app needs to be more efficient when delivering the payload of data to the device. It’s bursting data to you upon loading, instead of streaming data to you, like on the Web.Step 3: What is the End User Experience You Want?Finally, Mint wanted to focus on the user experience, keeping in mind that the mobile app will serve different needs than Web app, and its design needed to evolve in order to embrace device it runs on.Mint designed the app to focus on core jobs using simple screens: an overview screen, accounts screen, expenditures screen and budget screen.In a later version of app, Mint made it easier for new users to sign up for the service directly from the app itself. This was important to the company because Mint’s users with mobile phone are more engaged than the others. After 4 weeks, 20% of Mint’s new sign-ups were from mobile, said Forth. Mint Coming to iPad!Now Mint is developing its first iPad application, which again is forcing the company to redefine what its app is. The tablet form factor offers new possibilities, and new use cases, said Forth. Within the iPad app, some of its graphic libraries will be built in HTML5, for example, when previously on the Web, its graphics were built with Flex.It will also incorporate gesturing for things like categorizing transactions, which will work via drag-and-drop. Like its iPhone counterpart, the iPad app will be more similar to the iPhone than website, as there won’t be a deep, exhaustive set of menus. It will serve as a companion to the website as well.In the Q&A session at the end of the talk, an audience member asked why Mint didn’t launch on iPhone and Android at the same time. “In an ideal world, we would,” said Forth. But there were time constraints. Also, Mint’s developers were more comfortable and familiar with iOS, which made it easier to launch there first. If there is etiquette around when to launch on different platforms, we probably broke it, Forth said. 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John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Read Next MOST READ “I don’t understand the rule,” said Nikola Vucevic, who had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Orlando. “Pretty much any home team, if you’re up one and still got 1 second (on the clock), as soon as somebody throws it, just run the clock, and if somebody touches it, it’s a jump ball. It doesn’t make any sense. I think they’ve got to look into that. That’s frustrating when things out of your hands hurt you. But at the same time, that’s not why we lost the game.”Aaron Gordon scored 28 points and made a driving, go-ahead layup with 5 seconds to play for the Magic, who trailed 106-97 before scoring 10 straight points. Lopez then drew a foul while backing into the low post with 0.6 seconds left, and he coolly made both free throws.“I knew I was going to hit them,” Lopez said. “It was bizarre. I guess we had the game-winning jump ball.”Lonzo Ball had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Lakers, who broke open a tie game with an 11-0 run midway through the fourth quarter, capped by Lopez’s thunderous dunk with 6:09 to play. But the Magic stormed back and trimmed LA’s lead to 106-105 when Jonathon Simmons made one of two free throws with 33 seconds left.Isaiah Thomas added 13 points and nine assists off the bench for the Lakers, who thrived despite the absence of leading scorer Brandon Ingram for the third straight game due to a strained groin.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View comments “It’s obvious we’ve got a young group, and we didn’t execute down the stretch,” Thomas said. “I still don’t even know how it ended. I don’t even know what the call was. That (stinks) for the Magic. I’m glad we won.”TIP-INSMagic: Before the game, Orlando waived guard Rashad Vaughn. His sore knee would have prevented him from playing out the rest of his second 10-day contract, so the Magic made the move. … Evan Fournier scored 11 points before being sidelined during the second half by a sprained left knee.Lakers: They wore their powder-blue Minneapolis Lakers throwback uniforms. … Ingram won’t return until Sunday against Cleveland at the earliest. … The 7-foot Lopez somehow didn’t get a rebound in 35 minutes of play. “Fun fact,” he said with a sardonic grimace.ROOKIE ROLLKyle Kuzma had 20 points and 10 rebounds in one of his best games of 2018. The University of Utah product had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds for the first time since Dec. 22 at Golden State. He appeared to hit the rookie wall in January.THE BIG PAYBACKWhile recording their 10th win in their last 11 home games, the Lakers avenged an embarrassing loss in Orlando on Jan. 31. The Magic routed the Lakers 127-105 at Amway Center, even without Gordon in the lineup. That embarrassment partly sparked the Lakers on their current run of strong form, with nine wins in 14 games since that defeat.UP NEXTMagic: At Sacramento Kings on Friday night for the third stop on a five-game road trip.Lakers: At Denver Nuggets on Friday night. Lopez scored 27 points and hit two free throws with 0.6 seconds to play, and the Lakers blew a nine-point lead in the final 90 seconds before rallying back to beat Orlando 108-107 on Wednesday night.The game ended with a curious sequence of events. When the Magic inbounded the ball at midcourt after Lopez’s free throws, the clock started before anyone had touched the long pass. But because the mistake was technically a clock malfunction, the officials said the teams must have a jump ball at center court instead of replaying the possession, effectively preventing the Magic from getting a final chance to win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Just common sense would tell me in that situation, if the clock started early, just redo the possession,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. “They felt otherwise.”The weird ending ruined an otherwise thrilling finish between the Magic, who have lost nine of 11, and the surging Lakers, who have won six of seven. 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ST. LOUIS— The New York Mets left 25 men on base and went 1 for 26 with runners in scoring position. In the end, they still managed to pull out a win.Ruben Tejada hit a sacrifice fly in the 18th inning and Mets outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Sunday in the second-longest game this season.Boston beat the Yankees in 19 innings in April. In this one, it took 5 hours, 55 minutes for the Mets to top the NL Central-leading Cardinals and avoid a three-game sweep.After Tejada’s bases-loaded fly gave New York the lead, Eric Campbell drove in another run with a squeeze bunt.“Weird stat,” Campbell said. “Not something to be proud of but you get the ‘W’ and it makes everything else better.”New York loaded the bases in the 18th on singles by Wilmer Flores and Curtis Granderson followed by a sacrifice from Plawecki that Martinez didn’t cleanly handle. Tejada followed with his deep fly and Campbell then bunted.The game was scoreless until both teams got a run in the 13th.Carlos Torres (3-4), the seventh Mets pitcher, gave up one hit in two innings.Carlos Martinez (10-4), who was scheduled to start on Tuesday night, was pressed into relief and was the Cardinals’ eighth pitcher. He allowed five hits and four walks in four innings.“We were trying to stay away from Martinez but it got to the point where it was not possible,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “We needed him to come in and pitch some tough innings.”The Mets got 16 hits and drew 13 walks. Kevin Plawecki hit an RBI single for their lone run until the 18th.The Cardinals got 13 hits, including Kolten Wong’s leadoff homer in the 13th inning, and five walks. St. Louis went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position.“We just couldn’t push it across when we needed,” Matheny said. “It’s a shame but they just kept coming.”New York put at least one runner on base in every inning except the first and had runners in scoring position in all nine extra innings. The futile hitting with runners in scoring position was the majors’ worst since at least 1974.The Mets’ total of stranded runners tied the third-most in major league history and they became the first team since Kansas City on June 6, 1991, to leave as many runners on and still win. Only Philadelphia (27) in 1973 and San Diego (26) in 1979 left more runners stranded in a game — and both teams lost.“That’s not good,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “We aren’t happy about that. Neither are some of the guys that left them on. I’ve never seen more flying helmets in my life.”Mets starter Jonathon Niese gave up five hits in 7 2/3 innings. Cardinals rookie Tim Cooney pitched three-hit ball for 5 2/3 innings.This wasn’t the first time these teams endured a scoring drought against each other at Busch Stadium. They played 18 scoreless innings on April 17, 2010, before both teams scored in the 19th and the Mets won 2-1 in the 20th.Granderson doubled in the 13th and scored on Plawecki’s single off Carlos Villaneuva.Wong tied it with his homer off Jeurys Familia. Jhonny Peralta singled with one out and went to third on a two-out double by Yadier Molina before Familia struck out Tommy Pham to extend the game.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: OF Michael Cuddyer said after the game he might have to go on the disabled list if his sore left knee doesn’t respond to treatment scheduled for Monday. He left the game in the bottom of the eighth after singling in the top of the inning.Cardinals: OF Jason Heyward didn’t start after exiting Saturday night’s game because of leg cramps. Heyward also has been dealing with a head cold that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said has been making the rounds through the clubhouse. Heyward later pinch hit.UP NEXTMets: Trailing Washington by two games in the NL East, New York opens a three-game series Monday at Nationals Park. Matt Harvey has not allowed a run in 13 innings while beating the Nationals twice this season. Gio Gonzalez starts for the Nats.Cardinals: Have their last off day in July before opening a two-game series at Chicago against the White Sox on Tuesday.TweetPinShare0 Shares
The Music Empowers Foundation and platinum-selling recording artist and American Idol winner, Kris Allen have announced the start of the Music Matters To Me video contest.During the month-long contest, music education supporters will submit short videos explaining why they feel music education is important. All participants will have the chance to win thousands of dollars for their favorite local music education programs.All music education supporters who submit a qualifying video will receive a $50 DonorsChoose.org gift card, which they can use to help fund a classroom education project of their choosing. Those who submit a winning video will receive up to $2,500 in DonorsChoose.org gift cards and a direct donation from Music Empowers and Kris Allen to their local music education program in their honor.“My fans are very generous and they love to see their contributions put to work at the local level, ” said Mr. Allen, who recently raised thousands of dollars for Music Empowers Foundation with an online concert. “Music Empowers and I thought this video contest would be a fun way to help channel some money right back into local music ed. programs that the fans get to choose.”According to Andy Davis, founder of Music Empowers Foundation, funding isn’t the only goal of Music Matters To Me. “Because all the videos submitted will be shared on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, we are hoping to generate increased awareness of the importance of music education and maybe inspire a few new advocates as well,” explained Mr. Davis.The contest is open to all supporters of music education and videos can be submitted through August 31st. Contest winners will be announced after Labor Day.To enter and learn more about the Music Matters To Me video contest, click here.Source:PR Newswire
UK regulator Ofcom has awarded its first two licences for local digital-terrestrial TV channels.The first channels licences to be awarded were to Latest TV Ltd to offer a service of the same name in Brighton & Hove and Channel 7 Television Community Interest Company to offer a service called Lincolnshire Living in Grimsby.The licences are for up to 12 years. The move follows a invitation in May to apply to run local TV services in 21 areas. Services are expected to be available on the internet, cable and satellite as well as via the reserved DTT capacity. Ofcom hopes that some channels will be on air by the end of next year.
Telefónica is reportedly offering Vivendi a TV content deal on top of its €6.7 billion bid for the latter’s Brazilian unit GVT as it battles it out with Telecom Italia to secure an agreement with the French media giant.Reuters has reported that the Spanish telco is offering at TV content deal alongside its €6.7 cash and shares offer, citing an unmanned source. Telecom Italia reportedly is preparing an offer worth €7 billion to secure the acquisition of GVT by its Brazilian subsidiary TIM Brasil in a deal that could see Vivendi take a 20% stake in the Italian operator.Telefónica is in the process of acquiring control of Canal+ España from Prisa Group and Mediaset in Spain, while Vivendi owns Canal+ France and is keen to build alliances and make acquisitions that would provide opportunities for the latter to distribute its content internationally.The latest development follows news that Telecom Italia is preparing a €7 billion shares-based offer, reported by Bloomberg, citing unmanned sources. Telecom Italia, in which Telefónica is the largest single shareholder through the Telco holding vehicle, has confirmed it is interested in creating “an industrial combination that include integration of the Brazilian businesses of the two groups” but said that “no offer has been finalized or made”.Telecom Italia deputy director Marco Patuano met Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré in Paris last week to discuss the matter.
DerryMOSS PARKPolicePolice appeal over hoax security alert in DerryPSNI ShareTweet “Keeping people safe is of paramount importance and we will not take any chances. “Police would ask anyone who was in the area or anyone driving in the area with dash-cam footage that could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1664 12/07/19. “Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”Police appeal over hoax security alert in Derry was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a suspicious object in the area of Moss Road, Derry on Friday, July 12.This suspicious object was examined by ATO and declared a hoax. A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police would like to thank the local community for their patience while we worked to keep them safe.
By Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo, BSNJul 10 2019Premature infants who fail to grow as expected or thrive may have problems with the development of their microbiome, a new study suggests.A team of researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that extremely premature babies fail to grow while others develop normally due to certain metabolic differences triggered by specific gut microbiome alterations.The study, which was published in the Scientific Reports, shows that the reason behind why premature infants fail to thrive or develop normally like other infants despite similar caloric intake is because their bodies respond as if they were fasting. The study also suggests that the unique makeup of gut bacteria might also be linked to their inability to appropriately metabolize certain nutrients. “Our identification of the distinct features within the microbiome and metabolism associated with growth failure might point to new ways to predict, prevent and treat this pervasive problem among preterm infants,” Dr. Patrick Seed, Associate Chief Research Officer of Basic Sciences at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and co-author of the study said. The researchers believe that the study, specifically comparing microbiome and metabolism of infants, can help improve preterm baby development and interventions in the future. Journal reference:Younge, N., Newgard, C., Cotton, M., Goldberg, R., Muehlbauer, M.J., Bain, J., Stevens, R., O’Connell, Rawls, J., Seed, P., and Ashley, P. (2019). Disrupted Maturation of the Microbiota and Metabolome among Extremely Preterm Infants with Postnatal Growth Failure. Scientific Reports. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44547-y “In our study, we investigated the relationships between the intestinal microbiome, metabolism, and growth in preterm infants. The significant associations we found will need to be reproduced by more studies in the future,” Dr. Seed explained. Prematurity and the baby’s needsDuring the first few months in a premature baby’s life are mostly focused on critical care providing the needed nutrients for healthy development. Over the past decades, the quality of care and nutritional practices in dealing with a premature baby has dramatically improved. These had led to many babies coping well with infancy and becoming healthy children.But, some infants may have problems with nutrition and they do not progress at the same rate as their peers. What’s more, some preterm babies seem to be unable to metabolize nutrients are effective as others. Hence, the researchers believe that the differences in gut microbiome make up may play a pivotal role in the baby’s ability to develop normally.The gut bacteriaRelated StoriesNon-pathogenic bacteria engineered as Trojan Horse to treat tumors from withinA bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study showsFood allergy caused by absence of beneficial bacteria in the gutThe gastrointestinal tract consists of trillions of microbes. This means that there is more gut bacteria present in the digestive tract than the cells found in the body. From there, there are at least 400 species of bacteria and they’re crucial for digestion of food, synthesizing nutrients and vitamins, and fighting off harmful pathogens. Overall, they are vital for overall health.Research shows that specific microbiome characteristics are major factors in the development of certain conditions, including asthma, obesity, allergies, diabetes, depression, autoimmune disease, and some types of cancer.Also, among premature infants, some studies have shown that their gut bacterial composition is markedly different in those who were born at the right age. The new study followed 58 preterm babies, all with an average age of gestation of 26 weeks. When they turned 40 weeks, about 60 percent of the babies had severe postnatal growth failure, which means their weight was less than the third percentile on growth charts.Moreover, 36 infants had growth failure and the rest developed normally. Also, the groups had persistent differences in gut bacteria and metabolism regardless of complications of prematurity, including intestinal perforation, intestinal inflammation or necrotizing enterocolitis, and blood infection or sepsis.They also found that premature infants, particularly those who fail to grow had altered maturation of gut bacteria. They also found delayed metabolic development, suggesting deficiencies in the metabolism of glucose and other non-lipid compounds. They, therefore, depend on fatty acids. The infants are in a consistent state like fasting. Bacteria Lactobacillus, 3D illustration. Normal flora of small intestine, lactic acid bacteria. Illustration Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock He added that current medicine lacks the ability to determine infants who are at highest risk for growth failure. The study on microbiome may pave the way to guide individualized care for preterm infants. “This might explain why simply increasing caloric supply for infants with growth failure often does not work. In order to develop effective treatments, we need to better understand how their inability to utilize nutrients for energy is influenced by delayed maturation of the microbiome and metabolism,” Dr. Seed added.