QPR boss hoping to keep Hoddle

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp has told Sky Sports News he hopes to avoid losing Glenn Hoddle to Crystal Palace.The former England boss, who recently joined Redknapp’s coaching team at Loftus Road, has been touted as a possible contender for the vacant manager’s job at Selhurst Park.Tim Sherwood and Malky Mackay are currently seen as the frontrunners to succeed Tony Pulis, but Palace co-owner Steve Parish is reportedly keen to speak to Hoddle.“I brought Glenn in, it was completely my idea, and I’m hoping he stays,” said Redknapp.“But football’s football. I brought Steve McClaren and Steve Cotterill in and they went off and managed other clubs.“Hopefully they [Palace] appoint someone else very quickly. I’m hoping to have Glenn here. I really want him to be part of our team this season.”See also:Six reasons Hoddle is ideal for QPR Hoddle laid foundations at Chelsea and could do the same at QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA pride in World Cup at 90%

first_imgSouth African football fans. (Image: Chris Kirchoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.) MEDIA CONTACTS • Wolfgang Eichler Fifa Media Officer +27 11 567 2010 +27 83 2010 471 [email protected] Delia Fischer • Fifa Media Officer +27 11 567 2010 +27 11 567 2524 +27 83 201 0470 [email protected] opinion on staging the 2010 Fifa World Cup remains overwhelmingly positive in the host nation South Africa, according to recent research conducted on Fifa’s behalf.The findings from the fourth instalment of a six-wave survey suggest a strong emotional commitment to the tournament, in particular a pronounced sense of pride (90%) in being the first African nation to host football’s premier event.The survey was conducted by international research company Sport+Markt immediately after the final draw in December. The successful organisation of this event and its blanket coverage in the media appear to have reinforced respondents’ belief in South Africa’s readiness to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup (84%) and their keen anticipation of it (86%).Similar to the previous three waves, the vast majority of respondents have high expectations in terms of the potential long-term benefits of hosting the World Cup, both tangible and intangible. Those believing it will unite the people of South Africa stand at 79%, while 88% expect it to boost South Africa’s image abroad, 91% expect it to create more jobs and 95% think it will strengthen tourism.“What these findings tell us right from the first round of surveying in December 2008 all the way through to today is that there is a strong feeling of positivity towards the Fifa World Cup among South Africans,” said Fifa secretary-general Jérôme Valcke.“The scores have been consistently high with negligible deviation over the months.”Of the perceived potential disadvantages of hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup, inflation remains the biggest concern for South African respondents, with 70% believing consumer goods will become more expensive as a result of the competition.However, the 7% point drop in this score since the previous wave in September 2009 represents the biggest fluctuation recorded in this survey. The urban representative survey was conducted among 1 000 South African respondents in all major cities, including 2010 Fifa World Cup host cities, with quotas for ethnic origin, age and gender. Interviews was conducted face-to-face in calendar weeks 50-51, 2009. To request the charts or for further information, please contact [email protected]last_img read more

Future Interfaces: Gestures, Light and the BiDi Screen

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market According to the project team, “The BiDi Screen uses a sensor layer, separated a small distance from a normal LCD display. A mask image is then displayed on the LCD. When the bare sensor layer views the world through the mask, information about the distance to objects in front of the screen can be captured and decoded by a computer.”In the past ReadWriteWeb has covered Pattie Maes presentation of what she describes as “sixth sense” – a wearable interface where users interact with a camera, mirror and colored finger caps. We’ve also looked at other gesture-based interfaces like Microsoft’s Project Natal which encompass sensor-based cameras and voice recognition. Nevertheless, BiDi screen takes a different approach to spatial tracking. The system can be incorporated into a “thin LCD device” like a cellphone and it does not require the use of cameras, lenses, projectors or special gloves.For a complete list of BiDi project specifications or for a look at some of MIT’s video demos, check out the project website. In just a few days at the SIGGRAPH Asia Conference, MIT’s Media Lab will present a revolutionary interface that allows users to manipulate on-screen images with the wave of their hand. While we’ve seen gestural interfaces through the accelerometers in our smart phones and gaming-related devices, this system is different. MIT’s bi-directional display interface (BiDi) screen is capable of capturing both touch and off-screen gestures through the use of embedded optical sensors. dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#NYT#start#startups last_img read more

Foreign delegates are full of praise

first_imgThe Games Village for the upcoming Commonwealth Games on Thursday got a thumbs-up from foreign delegates who said the precedent set by Delhi will be tough to follow for subsequent events.The Welsh delegates arrive at the Village during its soft launch in the Capital on Thursday.Delegates from England and Wales, who arrived at the Village, were delighted with the facilities and ambience with one of them terming it better than the one at the Beijing Olympic Games.”It is fantastic. The Games Villages over the years have evolved. It is better than Beijing,” Craig Hunter, the chef de mission of the England contingent said on Thursday. “It’s the best we have seen.” “You have challenged us to do even better at the 2012 London Olympics.” Hunter waxed eloquent about the “beautiful, green surroundings and the spacious flats.” “Also, here we have one bathroom for every two delegates, while elsewhere we had one for four. The training facilities are also great.” The Welsh delegates felt the dining area and food compared favourably with the one in Melbourne four years ago.”The food and the training facilities are world-class,” chef de mission Chris Jenkins said.”I have seen the villages in Manchester and Melbourne and this one here is very good,” team manager Ron Davies said.Others were looking forward to the various cuisines on offer.”I would like to try some Indian food,” physiotherapist Nicki Phillips said.last_img read more

ITF Welcomes UAEs New Protection for Seafarers

first_imgzoom The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has expressed its support for United Arab Emirates’ recently introduced safety net for seafarers in case of abandonment.“We are strongly behind the mandate issued by the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime, for the financial protection of seafarers operating in the waters of the United Arab Emirates (UAE),” David Heindel, chair of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), seafarers’ section, said.Heindel commented that basic rights are being violated on a daily basis by companies operating in this region, which not only fail to pay wages, but also fail to provide safe working conditions and enough food and clean water for their seafarers.“This mandate makes clear that ship owners must provide financial protection against abandonment, death or injury,” Heindel said.“This is a huge step forward in a region where, historically, ship owners have been allowed to repeatedly abuse the rights of seafarers. This has to stop and it has to stop now.”The country’s FTA said that all ships flying the flag of the United Arab Emirates trading internationally, and all ships operating in UAE waters above 200 gross tons will need to have a contract of insurance to protect seafarers.The insurance relates to cases of abandonment, death or injury of seafarers and covers up to four months’ owed contractual wages and entitlements, according to a circular issued by the FTA.The measure, being introduced as the country readies to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, is set to enter into force on February 20, 2018.last_img read more

Does A Close Daytona 500 Finish Mean Parity Has Come To Nascar

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Feb. 23, 2016),1Note for you Hot Takedown diehards: We’ll be posting the podcast to the site on Wednesdays from now on, but the pod will continue to be released on Tuesday evenings. we ask why Canadian hockey teams have failed to win the Stanley Cup for the past 20-odd years and whether that makes them unlucky or just bad, we make our first foray into the world of Nascar and wonder why Daytona 500 finishes are only getting closer, and we explain how Anthony Davis’s 59/20 game was a throwback to another era of the NBA. Plus a significant digit on Rachel Banham, the Big Ten basketball player ripping up the college game.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discussed are here:In 2013, Nate Silver looked into why Canadian hockey teams were in the midst of a Stanley Cup drought.Neil Paine wrote about championship droughts, and how they’re sometimes not as bad as they seem.David Smith on why Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the most likely driver to win the Daytona 500.If you’re looking for a motorsports analytics fix, here is Smith’s Motorsports Analytics website.Paine put Anthony Davis’s great game in historical context.Zach Lowe asked whether the Golden State Warriors should sign Kevin Durant.The Warriors should give the ball to Steph Curry more, according to Ben Morris.Significant Digit: 2. That’s the number of 50-point games Minnesota’s Rachel Banham has produced this month.CORRECTION (Feb. 24, 2:53 p.m.): Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article misidentified the driver predicted by David Smith to win the Daytona 500. It was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. not David Earnhardt Jr. read more

Fresh sexual harassment suit against USAs iGATE

first_imgUS-based outsourcing firm iGATE has been slapped with yet another sexual harassment suit by an ex-employee, claiming that she was sexually abused by the firm’s Legal Head and her supervisor.Karetha Dodd, a US national, has sued iGATE and her supervisor Mukund Srinath on charges of sexual harassment at the US District Court for the Northern District of California in September last year. Dodd has also alleged that she was targeted at iGATE after she testified against its then CEO Phaneesh Murthy who was accused of sexually harassing Investor Relations Head Araceli Roiz. In her complaint, Dodd has alleged that “she was subjected to harassing behaviour by her superior (Srinath) and when Plaintiff (Dodd) refused to have a sexual relationship with him, he retaliated by taking negative employment actions against her.” According to her LinkedIn profile, Dodd worked at iGATE as Vice President and Head of Legal (Americas) and resigned in August 2013.last_img read more