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Brentford v Nottingham Forest line-ups: Judge returns, one Forest change

first_imgAlan Judge returns to the Brentford line-up as they take on Nottingham Forest.He replaces the injured Marco Djuricin, with Lasse Vibe playing up front on his own.Chelsea loanee John Swift starts while Toumani Diagouraga makes his 200th league appearance of his career.Nottingham Forest show one change from the win over Derby, with Liam Trotter coming in at the expense of Jonathan Williams, who drops to the bench.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; McCormack, Diagouraga; Swift, Woods, Judge; Vibe.Subs: Bonham, O’Connell, Kerschbaumer, Saunders, Gogia, Canos, Hofmann.Nottingham Forest: De Vries; Lichaj, Mills, Hobbs, Pinillos; Trotter, Vaughan; Ward, Lansbury, Mendes; Oliveira.Subs: Evtimov, Mancienne, Wilson, Williams, Osborn, Walker, Blackstock.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Aadya® Pair of Large 12cm Velvet Hair Scrunchies Hair Band in 26 Different Colour – Great quality and value

first_imgThese pairs of scrunchies are lovely. Gorgeous velvet sense and incredibly correct to colours revealed. (i purchased purple/turqouise/royal blue/darkish violet) pleasant large measurement, approx 11cm outer diameter.Very gentle and colour as envisioned.Doesnt snag hair great for my wonderful hair.The scrunchies arrived in good time. They weren’t quite the quality I had Superb Soft Scrunchies.Great quality and valueand would have paid more for a better material. It’s ok for every day wearThankyou so much l love my tie backs they are so handy l ordered Good quality. Very pleased Great top quality merchandise – large and heaps of cloth – for a terrific rate.And would have paid out more for a far better substance. The content is a bit low cost, i was searching for a extra ‘dressy’ glimpse, and would have compensated more for a better product.Features of Aadya® Pair of Large 12cm Velvet Hair Scrunchies Hair Band in 26 Different Colour (BLACK)Brand New Velvet Hair Scrunchies In 13 Different Colour,10cm – 12cm in Normal Condition,20cm – 22cm Full stretched Length,Hair AccessoriesBrand : AadyaShipping and delivery was fairly excellent because it was absolutely free. The hair ties are smooth and hold the hair very well without the need of tugging also substantially.Thankyou so substantially l enjoy my tie backs they are so helpful l purchased. Thankyou so a lot l like my tie backs they are so handy l ordered two a lot as they are a very good offer, acquire some more in 6 months time ?.Good merchandise, happy with transaction.Ideal for my very prolonged hair for function.As explained and portrayed, delighted.Good benefit and are definitely large in size.Also large to wrap all-around the moment, only just able to wrap close to twice.Burghundy scrunchy for hair. Good sizing, and good colour.Speedy shipping and the product or service is incredibly delicate.Very good price, but basically a bog typical scrunchie.The scrunchies arrived in good time. They weren’t pretty the high-quality i had. The scrunchies arrived in superior time. They were not really the quality i experienced hoped as i did come across some in a area shop (3 for 99p) but these have arrived at my door, so i guess p&p was bundled in the rate, even tho this was not stated.Just what i required and speedy delivery.Prompt supply and fantastic quality.last_img read more

Accessible Geocaching – Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – June 20, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 6, 2011April 6, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching Etiquette 201: Cache OwnershipJune 25, 2019In “Community”9 Tips for responsible cache maintenanceJune 6, 2017In “Learn” One of the greatest things about geocaching is that anyone with a GPS-enabled device can participate in the activity. Whether you are a parent with young children, an extreme sports fanatic, or an individual with a disability, there are geocaches designed with you in mind.As a Cache Owner, you can help fellow geocachers determine whether your cache is a good fit for their needs. Simply add attributes to your cache listing. Attributes are icons that indicate what to expect on the geocache journey and at the cache location. “Recommended for kids,” “climbing gear required” and “wheelchair accessible” are just a few of the dozens of attributes.Cache Owners who are planning to add the “wheelchair accessible” attribute to their cache page or are debating whether their cache deserves a 1-star, 1.5-star, or 2-star terrain rating should check out handicaching.com. As you can see from this video, just because the ground is flat does not necessarily mean that a geocache is wheelchair accessible. Handicaching.com will help you determine the accessibility of your cache based on five factors: distance to cache, route surface, route slope, route obstructions, and cache height. When in doubt, mark the terrain rating as 1.5 stars and explain the details on your cache page.The ability to rate caches based on accessibility is not limited to Cache Owners; everyone can help. All geocachers are welcome to contribute their input at handicaching.com. Thank you for your efforts to make geocaching more accessible for all!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Dear Geocaching Diary: 31 Days of Adventure with Geocaching HQ

first_imgDay 5: Geocaching takes the dynamic duo Community Support Specialist Cathy Hornback (Username: Prying Pandora) and Community Relations Engineering Liaison Jon Stanley (Username: Moun10Bike) to an instrument out of place. Moun10Bike is clearly a geocacher of many talents.Day 6: Tuesday was double sweet for Community Manager Jayme Hewitt (Username: banandjayme). She says: “The taste of GOLD, baby! 100 WA State Park caches on the GeoTour have been signed by benandjayme. We invited Ranger Tina to celebrate with us. Bam!” Stay tuned for more adventures from Geocaching HQ. What are your favorite tales from the 30 Days of Geocaching trail? Tell us about them in the comments below.Click the image for a printable version of the 31 Days of Geocaching CalendarShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the WinSeptember 1, 2013In “Community”Dear Geocaching Diary: Twice the Finds, Twice the FunAugust 16, 2013In “Community”Geocaching HQ – The Land of Extreme CoincidenceOctober 7, 2013In “Community”center_img Dear Geocaching Diary,This has been one exciting week at Geocaching HQ! Last week we accepted the 31 Days of Geocaching challenge. We vowed to find at least one geocache every day in August. And guess what…Our streak is still alive! Here is a photo recap of the first week of our 31 Days of Geocaching.Day 1: Geocaching HQ staff came up with a creative solution for this tricky high hide. Business Development Coordinator Katie Barker (Username: Katie-B) says, “It’s going to be hard to top the first find! Nothing like building a human pyramid with your co-workers to start the 31-day streak off!”Day 2: Rain could not stop us from seeking out this totally ingenious geocache. Office Manager Maria McDonald (Username: AKprincesswarrior) jumps high to celebrate our second find.Day 3: We may have had to go our separate ways over the weekend, but that didn’t stop us from getting down and dirty. Like Wesley and Princess Buttercup, Volunteer Support Specialist Cindy Potter (Username: Frau Potter) and her family survived the Fire Swamp to log 03 of 31. Cindy says, “We escaped before being eaten by the Rodents of Unusual Size.”Day 4: The danger didn’t stop there. Founder Jeremy Irish (Username: Jeremy) and Marketing Director Michelle Broderick (Username: Michelleb108) tackled graveyard caches and white water rafting to grab 04 of 31. Inconceivable!last_img read more

Microsoft MIXed Messages on Silverlight, Internet Explorer 10

first_imgTags:#Analysis#hack How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finleycenter_img Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Microsoft says it’s “all in” for HTML5. But Silverlight isn’t dead. Internet Explorer 9 and 10 enables developers to write the same markup and run it anywhere. But the browsers can do things no other browser can do, so you’ll need to write different versions of your Web apps anyway. Microsoft is sending mixed messages.Don’t get me wrong. Internet Explorer and Windows Phone 7 look better than ever. And Microsoft really does seem to get the potential behind Kinect, its most innovative product in years. But the muddled message shows that Microsoft is still experiencing some difficulty figuring how to be an “open company,” and is confusing hype with reality.Internet Explorer 10 and Markup PortabilityMicrosoft is calling the IE/Windows 7 implementation of HTML5 “native HTML5” because of the deep integration between the browser and the OS (where have we heard that before?) that “avoiding abstractions, layers, and libraries.” Basically, it renders SVG animations really, really fast – at least in the tests that Microsoft has created.In an interview, Corporate VP of Internet Explorer Dean Hachamovitch explained that Microsoft’s IE strategy is to show developers the performance capabilities inherent in the new versions of the browser. Once developers see what they can do, they’ll want to create these sorts of rich media experiences, he says. But what about users that aren’t running IE or are using devices that can’t support these features? Hachamovitch says developers can create alternate versions of their sites, much like the touchscreen and WAP optimized alternate versions developers create today. But that seems to fly in the face of the “write once, run anywhere” mantra Microsoft has been repeating.Hachamovitch also makes it clear that the browser won’t be available for other platforms like OSX, Linux, iOS or Android – all of which are popular among developers. Will developers want to build these sort of rich features on a browser they can’t use themselves? Or will they adopt Windows 7, Windows Phone 7 and IE? Maybe that’s not a huge problem for Microsoft, since IE is till the most popular browser in the world and Windows is still the most popular operating system. But with the proliferation of tablets and smartphones – most of which run Webkit-based browsers – “IE first” development doesn’t seem that appealing. Or will other browser makers step-up and improve performance – in which case, do IE’s advances even matter?The browser market is a tough place. On the one hand, you’ve got to make a browser that is standards compliant so developers don’t have to re-code their entire sites to work in it. On the other, you’ve got to create some way of distinguishing the product so that users want to switch. Since browsers are given away for free, the prize for winning is… well, nothing.Microsoft is banking on security, which has improved greatly in IE in the past couple years, and performance, which is increasingly important in the browser-centric world we live in. Microsoft has had a reputation for the past several years of being slow, insecure and unreliable. If the improvements its making here are real – and it’s too early to tell if they are – it could finally turn that reputation around. And that would be a win in and of itself.SilverlightInstead of providing clarity about Silverlight’s future, Microsoft provided a laundry list of new features, showed off a flashy new Silverlight-based website built for the U.S. Navy and failed to provide a real “killer use case” for Silverlight. Although HTML5 is an unfinished spec with many limitations, Microsoft is hyping it to no end and showing off the high performance HTML5 its platform enables. Silverlight is still more powerful, and existing Silverlight developers are still committed to the platform, but Microsoft is less clear than ever about why developers should use Silverlight instead of HTML5.Gavin Clarke writes for the Register about the session “HTML5 for Silverlight ” at MIX:“I get a lot of questions: ‘Should I use Silverlight or HTML5?’,” senior technology evangelist Giorgio Sardo told Mix. “I’m sure you know your customers better than anyone else. I’m not going to judge which works better. HTML5 has matured a lot in the last year. Silverlight is great for media scenarios. I believe HTML5 is ready. I think Microsoft is ready for HTML5. The question is are you ready?”In other words, Microsoft has no official stance – officially at least. It’s up to you.On the one hand, Microsoft invested deeply in Silverlight. On the other hand, it’s committed to HTML5, which is seen as “the future,” but isn’t really ready for prime-time. It wants to ride the HTML5 hype without diminishing Silverlight, and that’s becoming more difficult – especially as HTML5 performance is getting better.Ultimately, the answer is: use HTML5 whenever possible, use Silverlight (or something else) when it’s not possible to use HTML5.Does It Matter?Here’s what I can’t decide: does it really matter if Microsoft can “save” Internet Explorer? What benefit does the company gain by keeping users on its browser? At the moment, it seems designed to try to keep people using Windows and/or get them to upgrade to Windows 7. I still think that’s a tough sell.And If Microsoft’s future is really in the cloud – with Azure, Bing and Office 365 – then why does it matter which OS and browser you use?last_img read more

FSU 5-Star Commit Levonta Taylor Says Decommitted 5-Star Tight End Isaac Nauta Will “Be Back”

first_imgA view of the back of a Florida State player's football helmet.DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State lost a big commitment today. Isaac Nauta, a five-star tight end in the 2016 class, announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from the Seminoles’ program. FSU fans shouldn’t worry, though, according to five-star defensive back commit Levonta Taylor. Taylor, who has been committed to FSU since April, says Nauta will “be back” and tells fans “don’t worry!” He’ll be back. Don’t worry !— Levonta Taylor (@iamlevonta) July 28, 2015Well, that’s a good sign, Florida State fans. The Seminoles’ 2016 class is ranked the No. 3 class in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

Spotted First Look at NCLs LeonardoClass Ships

first_imgMiami-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) showed first images of its new Leonardo-Class ships at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami on March 15. In February this year, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings signed a deal with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of four new cruise ships, with an option for two additional vessels, for its NCL brand.The company’s four next generation ships are scheduled for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.The two optional cruise ships would be handed over to their owner in 2026 and 2027.Each of the four 140,000 gross ton ships will be able to accommodate approximately 3,300 guests.The new class of ships will build upon the cruise line’s most recent Breakaway-Plus Class ships. A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment, according to NCL.last_img read more

Damen Shiprepair Curaçaos Floating Docks Up and Running

first_imgDamen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu) commissioned its floating D-dock on November 22, making both of its floating docks operational.Following the mooring of D-dock to its moorings on November 16th, final tests were carried out and D-dock was submerged onto the equalized seabed, ready for the first visiting vessel the Jara. The vessel is a Damen ASD Tug 3110 (L 30.82m x W 9.40m x D 4.08m) owned by Citgo Aruba.The commissioning of the D-dock comes weeks after the company put into operations its Panamax C-dock, measuring 230 x 45 metres.Both C and D docks arrived jointly at the Caribbean island of Curaçao on 30th April, 2018 and are part of a USD 40 million investment program at DSCu, following its takeover by Damen in 2017.The yard now has four drydocks, two graving and two floating docks.                                                               Image Courtesy: DamenImage and Video Courtesy: Damenlast_img read more

In the NBA Its Not Whether You Win or Lose Its Whether

Other factors also affect a coach’s odds of being fired. Deep playoff runs help coaches. First-year coaches sometimes get mulligans and are less likely to be fired. We’ll save that discussion for another post, however.The lesson is simple: A coach is not long for his job when expectations run wild, as they often do in New York. With the benefit of hindsight, it now seems likely that Woodson’s Knicks overachieved in the 2012-13 season. That only made it harder for him to keep his job this year. It was the age of foolishness. It was the summer of trading three draft picks for Andrea Bargnani. It was the autumn of J.R. Smith being suspended for marijuana possession. It was the winter of disparaging the shot clock. It was the New York Knicks’ 2013-14 season. So when Mike Woodson was fired as the coach of the Knicks on a warm, spring day in Gotham Monday, New York breathed a sigh of relief.But Woodson’s problem wasn’t just that the Knicks were bad. The Knicks are usually bad. Woodson’s problem was that the Knicks — for a change — were expected to be good. They’d won 54 games and gone to the Eastern Conference semifinals the year before. Preseason over-under lines pegged their win total at 49.5 games. When my ESPN colleague Kevin Pelton, through his SCHOENE system, instead projected the Knicks to win 37 games, his projection threatened to turn Knickerblogger, the eminently sane and stats-friendly blog, into the basketball version of “unskewed polls.”The Knicks went 37 and 45.In the NBA, where about 30 percent of the league turns its head coach over every season, these expectations matter as much as reality. I mean that literally: Las Vegas’s preseason over-under lines predict coach turnover just as well as actual wins and losses do.I went back and collected preseason over-under lines dating back to the 2006-07 season. I compared them to each team’s actual record during the regular season. Then I ran a logistic regression analysis. The dependent variable is whether the team kept the same head coach from the start of that regular season to the next one. Here are the results:The regression output contains two variables: exp_w (the number of games a team was expected to win, per Las Vegas) and act_w (actual wins). For the 2011-12 NBA season, which was shortened by a player lockout, I’ve prorated both totals to 82 games.You may notice that the coefficient on each variable is almost identical, though they have opposite signs. What that means is that an expected win hurts a coach about as much as an actual win helps him.The graph below provides an illustration of this, and measures the probability of a coaching change under two scenarios: a team (like this year’s Sacramento Kings) that was expected to win 30 games, and a team (like the Knicks) that was expected to win 50. If the projected 30-win team wins 35 games, just slightly better than expectations, its probability of a coaching change is only about 17 percent. If the projected 50-win team wins 45 games, just slightly worse than expectations, the probability is 37 percent instead.Lest this seem too abstract, I’ve compiled a list of all teams since the 2006-07 season that underperformed their over-under line by 10 games or more. There are 33 of these. Here’s what happened to their coaches:Nine of them were fired during the season;Nine of them were fired after the season;One of them resigned during the season;Two of them resigned after the season;Two of them, Larry Drew of the Milwaukee Bucks and Brian Shaw of the Denver Nuggets, just completed their seasons and have yet to learn their fates;The other 10 kept their jobs, although five of them were fired during or after their following season. read more

Caldara reveals toughest player in the world

first_imgJuventus new signing Mattia Caldara has revealed that Mario Mandzukic is ‘the toughest player I’ve marked’ as his ‘most impressive opponent’ was Douglas Costa.“The objective is to play as much as possible. I’m aware that it’ll be complicated, but I’ll try to play for my chances and show I’m worthy of this jersey,” he said via Football Italia.“Family? Without them, I wouldn’t be here. I’ve always been close to them during times of difficulty, so I thank them, as well as my girlfriend, who is always close to me.“I’m lucky to be surrounded by people who love me. Gasperini? He gave me so much in these two years, he told me not to be afraid and to show my qualities.“I’ll always be indebted to him. Without him I wouldn’t be here because he extracted from me something me that I didn’t even think I had.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“The toughest player I’ve marked? It’s always been Mandzukic in terms of physicality and character.“Ronaldo? It’s better that I don’t have to think about marking him! Thank goodness he’s my teammate…“Allegri? I understood him immediately because he’s won so much. He knows how to manage great players, he knows when to have a joke and when to be strict.“We haven’t said much until now, but he also agreed with my arrival. Most impressive opponent? Douglas Costa.“He always gets past at least two players, he’s phenomenal. I lived those games [against Juve] with even more motivation because I wanted to show that I was good enough for them.”last_img read more