Son Heung-min believes that his failure to register a shot on target makes South Korea’s 1-0 defeat against Sweden in their World Cup opener “his fault” and has now apologised to his teammatesThe Taegeuk Warriors had a disappointing game at the Nizhny Novgorod on Monday with their closest chance to scoring was when Hwang Hee-chan headed wastefully wide in the closing moments.After a short delay on deciding whether Kim Min-woo’s foul on Viktor Claesson was indeed a penalty call through the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Andreas Granqvist stepped up and scored the only goal of the game for Sweden after the referee decided that it was indeed a penalty.Throughout the encounter, South Korea struggled to test the Sweden defence with Son taking full responsibility for their ineffectiveness in front of goal.“I’m still disappointed about my performance and feel very, very sorry for my teammates because if we don’t score, it’s my fault, because I need to take the responsibility,” said the 25-year-old, as quoted by The Independent.Euro 2020 qualifiers round up from group F George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group F saw Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Norway keep the race for the groups second automatic qualifying spot alive.Spain had already…Son compared the different roles he has at both South Korea and Tottenham.“Of course it is a bit different, because when I play at Tottenham, every player is one of the best players,” he said.“Sometimes, when I play for South Korea, I need to give the pass to the other players and sometimes, it is a bit different than Tottenham.”South Korea will next face Mexico on Saturday at the Rostov-on-Don.
Everton manager Marco Silva has revealed that Brazilian winger Richarlison might miss their away game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday due to injury.Richarlison has been impressive for Everton this season after his £40m transfer from Watford last summer.The Brazilian has netted six times in nine Premier League matches but missed Everton’s training session on Thursday due to injury.“Let’s see how he will react after the individual work he did this morning,” Silva told Sky Sports.“We know he’s important for us as a striker and as a winger,” he said.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“If he’s not fit there’s good options for other players in his position. It’s football. The players waiting for their chance have all my confidence.“It’s important for him and the club. The club paid a lot of money to sign him.“I told you from the first moment he signed I had no doubts. Not just because he can score as a striker and a winger but how he can work and how he can have a fantastic connection with our fans because he is a fighter and he never gives up.”
Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists he has no secret approach to their recent success and only takes things one game at a timeSince replacing Arsene Wenger in the dugout in the summer, Emery has made an instant impact at the Emirates Stadium.Despite losing his first two games in charge, the Spaniard has since led Arsenal to a 22-match unbeaten run with the Gunners firmly in the battle for a top-four spot in the Premier League.They also emerged as Group E winners in the Europa League following their 1-0 win against Qarabag FK on Thursday night.But Emery is adamant that there is no secret formula to their new found success.“There is no secret in our way,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“We think only about the next match and prepare with our focus being very clear that we can progress and we can improve in the next matches.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“This development with us is clear with the players. We don’t want to think about the past, the most important thing is the present and the near future.”The Spaniard is wary of going up against Southampton on Sunday in the Premier League with their new coach Ralph Hasenhuttl.“Southampton have some very good players and a new coach who has good experience and good performances in Germany,” said Emery.“On Sunday I think they are going to push against us a lot. We need to prepare very well for the match with a very big personality because we want to be consistent.“Every challenge is to continue doing that and Sunday is a big challenge and a big match, and also we are looking forward to continuing our improvement and good moment knowing that it’s difficult.”French defender and captain Laurent Koscielny is a doubt for this weekend, despite returning to action on Thursday.The Southampton-Arsenal game will begin at 14:30 (CET) on Sunday at St Mary’s.
The Division of Oil and Gas had previously approved ExxonMobil’s plan for continued liquid condensate production from Point Thomson, but declined to approve the expansion-related plan. The Governor suggests that interest in North Slope to tidewater gasline project has grown immensely in the last 45 days due to the historic Joint Development Agreement between the State of Alaska and Chinese concerns. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska has approved ExxonMobil’s plan to engineer the expansion of the Point Thomson project on the North Slope, with state and company officials calling it a positive step to achieve major gas sales and increase oil production. Governor Bill Walker says that the expansion strengthens the viability of the Alaska LNG Project. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-exxonmobil-pointthomson-expansion-plan-approved.mp3VmDorene-on-exxonmobil-pointthomson-expansion-plan-approved.mp300:00RPd The division asked for additional information on August 29. ExxonMobil responded to the Division’s concerns with new information in mid-October. In a written release, Walker notes that State approval of the Point Thomson to Prudhoe Bay pipeline demonstrates the commitment of the Point Thomson working interest owners to move gas from Point Thomson into Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s 800-mile pipeline. Walker says the expansion project is expected to increase oil production out of Point Thomson by 50,000 barrels per day.
In a press release, ninety-nine percent of all wildland fires on that occur on the Chugach National Forest are caused by humans. Everyone plays a role in preventing human-caused fires. Campfires left unattended could potentially result in an unplanned wild fire ignition which could threaten public safety and fire fighters. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Chugach National Forest fire danger status is very high over most the forest. Over the weekend a fire (Trail Lake Fire) broke out at mile marker 27 of the Seward Highway on Kenai Peninsula Borough land. Firefighters from University of Alaska at Fairbanks Nanook Firefighting Crew were called to assist. Smoke jumpers were engaged and a 20 person fire crew is mopping up, utilizing water and hand tools to extinguish any remaining heat sources. The low smoke fire was approximately three acres in size and is now contained. Extinguish all campfires completely before leaving the area – fires should never be left unattended.Please use these guidelines to extinguish campfires:Allow the campfire to completely burn to ash, if possibleDrown all embers, using lots of water, until the fire no longer hissesStir the ash and water with a shovel, stick, or other toolScrape any remaining logs to remove possible embersMake sure everything is cold to the touchIf water is not available, mix sand or wet dirt into the fire pitDo not bury the fire – it will continue to smolder and may ignite roots and duff below the surface
Credited with kicking off the punk phenomenon in the U.K., this GRAMMY Hall Of Fame album ignited controversy and censorshipPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 23, 2018 – 5:09 pm In the year 1977, the Sex Pistols’ album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols arrived world-wide, surrounded by violence, controversy and censorship in the United Kingdom. The lineup of drummer Paul Cook, guitarist Steve Jones, frontman Johnny Rotten, and replacement bass player Sid Vicious ushered in the era of British Punk with an amateurish and confrontational sound and attitude. In the end, the LP influenced nearly everything done subsequently in rock and is hailed as one of the genre’s greatest albums of all time. “God Save The Queen” was the first single that preceded release of the album. The title provides the first four words of the song, followed by the lyric “the fascist regime.” For many offended Brits, the song was all downhill from there. As the band continued work on their album that year — recording “Holidays In The Sun” on June 18 — they adjourned that night to a pub and got beat up badly enough to make the newspapers. Like the lyrics to that lead single, the action became even more intense thereafter.The album’s producer, Chris Thomas, has since shaped many rockers’ sounds, winning one of his GRAMMYs at the 48th GRAMMY Awards when U2’s How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb took Album Of The Year. His detailed overdubs on Never Mind The Bollocks…, punching in and out patiently with Cook and Jones, produced a furious and exuberant finished work superficially at odds with the craft invested in its creation. Meanwhile the band’s other hit singles produced punk’s signature controversy. As a result the only label that would have them was Virgin Records. Richard Branson hand-picked the tracklist.Looking back, it seems only fitting that the Sex Pistols’ gusto got them in trouble. “Banned In Britain” is one of rock history’s quaint phrases in the U.S., but every major retailer in England was prevented from selling the album. Since it debuted at No. 1 in the U.K., this was a boon for independent outlets. A Virgin Records outlet was raided and its manager arrested for displaying the album’s text-only graphic-art cover in his window. While “Never mind the bollocks” is a phrase that makes the word mean “nonsense,” the potentially obscene implications of the word brought the band before the British bar, while news headlines made the most of the sensational controversy.At Nottingham Magistrates’ Court, the use of the word “bollocks” was considered objectionable but not illegally “obscene.” For example, major newspapers had included the LP’s title in their coverage but the papers were not put on trial. The hearing’s chairman described the now-classic album as “vulgar exploitation of the worst instincts of human nature for the purchases of commercial profits.” He said the not guilty verdict was delivered “reluctantly.” Rock was f***ing transformed.In a 2016 Pitchfork interview, John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) made headlines again for “forgiving” Nirvana for reflecting the Sex Pistols’ sound. But the Sex Pistols’ musically riveting flare and defiance had the heavy influence of greatness on what hundreds if not thousands of other musicians chose to do with their art.In 2015 Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols was inducted into the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. It was both the Sex Pistols’ debut as well as the only studio album they recorded, ever.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 23, 2018 – 5:08 pm Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind …’ | For The Record News Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ | For The Record Facebook Twitter Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind …’ | For The Record sex-pistols-never-mind-bollocks-heres-sex-pistols-record Email
Microsoft’s second generation HoloLens is coming in September. James Martin/CNET Microsoft revealed its HoloLens 2 at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and now we know when we’ll be able to get our hands on it. During a speech at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, executive vice president Harry Shum revealed that its next-generation augmented reality headsets goes on sale in September, Reuters reported.The updated HoloLens is available to preorder for $3,500 (about £2,700 or AU$4,900), and comes four years after the original version. The new one is more comfortable, and has a greater field of view and better eye and hand tracking, according to CNET’s Ian Sherr and Scott Stein. In an emailed statement, Microsoft confirmed that HoloLens 2 will begin shipping later this year, but didn’t confirm that it’ll arrive in September.”We have started collecting expressions of interest for HoloLens 2 preorders and, as part of our standard practice for gathering feedback, have shared near-final prototypes with some customers, but have not announced a date for general availability,” a spokesperson wrote.First published at Aug. 29 at 2:06 a.m. PT.Updated at Aug. 30 at 3:50 a.m. PT: Adds Microsoft statement. 4:54 Comments 4 Share your voice Tags Augmented reality (AR) Microsoft Wearable Tech Microsoft HoloLens 2: A first dive into the future of… Now playing: Watch this:
Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneRetired Houston firefighters and police officers packed the Texas House gallery on May 8, 2017, as they await debate on a municipal pension bill that would affect their retirement payouts.The Texas House gave early approval Monday to a bill that would reform Houston’s three problematic pension funds, which have caused financial woes and spurred political battles for years.The 112-28 vote for Senate Bill 2190 came after lawmakers made some key changes to the bill, including a provision that could let the firefighter pension fund bear a smaller burden for shoring up billions in shortfalls. But State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, who authored the House version of the bill, worried that the Senate may not like the changes. “This is an amendment that could very well derail the bill,” Flynn said Monday from the House floor.Meanwhile, firefighters who could benefit from one of the amendments remained cautious after the bill’s preliminary vote.“We have to see how the rest of the process unfolds,” said David Keller, chairman of the Houston firefighter pension fund.SB 2190 would cut some retiree benefit features, increase some employee contributions to funds, and infuse the police and City Hall employee funds with $1 billion, which the city plans to finance through bonds.Firefighters opposed the bill, which still needs a final vote in the House, because it cuts some of their retirement benefits more than they anticipated when their fund is not in nearly as bad of shape as the police and municipal funds. City officials, though, said firefighter benefits were more generous than police and municipal benefits and were too costly to taxpayers. State Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, successfully got his House colleagues to amend the bill so that the firefighter pension fund has an opportunity to lower what its members give up in order to help close a large funding gap.For months, city and state leaders have accused the firefighter pension fund of withholding actuarial data that would prove it could shore up its shortfall with fewer cuts to members’ benefit features. In the absence of such data, city leaders and state lawmakers put together SB 2190 and a House companion — authored by Flynn — that the firefighters opposed.Keller said the retirement system wants to protect individual members’ information and has offered the city data under licensing agreements that included confidentiality provisions. He said he was surprised that became an issue on the House floor considering all firefighter salary information goes through City Hall.“They know what each of us makes,” he said. “There’s nothing surprising in our data we hold.”Huberty’s amendment will give the firefighter fund a deadline to provide the data to the city. It passed 90-42 over the objections of Flynn, who said the firefighter fund had months to help reach a compromise and that such a change could sink the bill when it goes back to the Senate. “At this point it’s really too late to change the critical aspects of this bill,” Flynn said.When the amendment passed, applause broke out from the House gallery above, where scores of Houston first responders had gathered to watch the vote. “I’ve presented many bills this session, and I’ve never said it’s too late,” Huberty said. Flynn’s companion bill was slated to be voted on by the full House on Monday. Instead, Flynn put forward the Senate version, which includes provisions requiring future employees to be switched to a different kind of retirement system if the current funds’ shortfalls exceed certain thresholds in the future.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city’s police and fire chiefs had warned of first responder shortages if legislation overhauling the pension funds didn’t pass this session. Lawmakers supporting SB 2190 said several times Monday that if a bill didn’t come from the Legislature, the pension funds would fail. State Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston, also successfully amended the bill to prevent changes in the bill from affecting current retirees. And state Rep. Mike Schofield, R-Katy, tacked on an amendment that would nullify benefit cuts the pension funds agreed to if Houston voters don’t sign off on a plan to infuse the police and municipal retirement funds with $1 billion in pension obligation bonds.Flynn opposed Schofield’s amendment, saying it could have unintended consequences. Yet he almost immediately allowed it to be added onto the bill.“I’m going to go ahead and accept it at this time and we’ll deal with it later,” he said. After the vote, Flynn said it was “good news” that the majority of his House colleagues want to fix the pension systems. But he also wished some of the changes hadn’t been made. He called Huberty’s amendment a “campaign speech” and again criticized firefighter pension board members.“They’ve refused to negotiate,” Flynn said. “They’ve never worked with us in good faith.”Keller said Monday that he didn’t know whether the firefighter pension board would vote to release the data referenced in the amendment.“We’re still working on that,” he said. “I’m just one vote on the board, and the rest of the board will have to have that discussion.” Share
(Phys.org)—A study conducted by a researcher with Harvard University suggests that wealthy people are less likely to support income redistribution through a tax on the very rich after having recently been exposed to an obviously poor person. In her paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Melissa Sands describes a study she carried out using volunteers in wealthy neighborhoods, what she found and her opinions regarding the impact it could be having on domestic policy decisions. Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More information: Melissa L. Sands. Exposure to inequality affects support for redistribution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1615010113AbstractThe distribution of wealth in the United States and countries around the world is highly skewed. How does visible economic inequality affect well-off individuals’ support for redistribution? Using a placebo-controlled field experiment, I randomize the presence of poverty-stricken people in public spaces frequented by the affluent. Passersby were asked to sign a petition calling for greater redistribution through a “millionaire’s tax.” Results from 2,591 solicitations show that in a real-world-setting exposure to inequality decreases affluent individuals’ willingness to redistribute. The finding that exposure to inequality begets inequality has fundamental implications for policymakers and informs our understanding of the effects of poverty, inequality, and economic segregation. Confederate race and socioeconomic status, both of which were randomized, are shown to interact such that treatment effects vary according to the race, as well as gender, of the subject. Most people are aware of the growing divide between the very wealthy (the so-called 1 percent) and everyone else in the United States. The issue has led some to call for income redistribution by forcing the very rich to pay more taxes with the extra money going to help the poor. For such actions to actually happen, ordinary people would have to support such an initiative led by politicians. To learn more about how people might react to such an initiative in the form of a petition in a public place, Sands enlisted the assistance of several volunteers.The study consisted of having male volunteers (some white, some black) pose as either a reasonably affluent person or as someone obviously very poor. The volunteers were stationed in affluent areas in places where affluent people would have to walk past them to reach their destination, but just before arriving, they would be asked by another volunteer dressed as an affluent person to sign one of two petitions. One of the petitions supported a way to reduce the use of plastic bags (the control), while the other sought support for a 4 percent income tax increase for anyone making more than a million dollars a year. The idea was to see if people felt differently about signing a petition to tax millionaires after exposure to a rich or poor person.The researchers surveyed 2,519 people and found that contrary to what might seem logical to some, affluent people were less likely to support taxing millionaires after having met a poor person than if they had just seen someone more affluent—those surveyed were approximately twice as likely to sign the tax petition after seeing an affluent man than a poor white man. Interestingly, they were less impacted by the sight of a poor black man. Sands suggests the sight of a poor white man may have caused the affluent people to be more judgmental due to a feeling that such a person should be doing better without assistance. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2017 Phys.org Credit: George Hodan/public domain Citation: Field study suggests wealthy less willing to tax rich when poor people are around (2017, January 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-01-field-wealthy-tax-rich-poor.html Support for democracy linked to income inequality
Liberty Global-owned Dutch cable operator Ziggo is to launch a new sports channel, Ziggo Sport, on November 12. The channel will focus on major sporting events and will feature a weekly talke-show, Peptalk, and sports-related films and documentaries.The channel will offer what Ziggo describes as a broad range of international and national sports, including football, motor racing, tennis, golf, basketball, hockey, rugby, volleyball and athletics.Baptiest Coopmans, CEO of Ziggo, said that the launch of the channel had been made possible by the merger of UPC and Ziggo to create a single cable operator with national coverage.Thje new channel will air as channel 14 on the Ziggo EPG.Ziggo Sport will be a free-to-air channel, complementing premium service Ziggo Sport Totaal, which replaces the former Sport1. The premium offering comprises six channels – Ziggo Sport Select, Ziggo Sport Voetbal, Ziggo Sport Golf and Ziggo Sport Racing.