Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Manchester United’s Champions League qualification hopes are hanging by a thread after their defeat to West Ham on Tuesday night.United must beat Bournemouth at Old Trafford on the final day and hope Manchester City slip up at Swansea to finish fourth and Louis van Gaal’s side are priced 11/2 to pull it off.Sunderland, meanwhile, can secure Premier League survival – and send Newcastle down – by beating Everton on Wednesday night.The Black Cats are 4/5 to get the win, with the out-of-form Toffees unfancied at 15/4.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Alexander Brand of Colombia has replaced Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias as James DeGale’s opponent for his WBC Silver title defence on 23 March. DeGale, who recently opted to vacate the European super-middleweight title, will take on Brand at Glow, Bluewater.He believes the fight will be a springboard to a world title challenge or a rematch with fellow West Londoner George Groves, who edged a close points decision when they met in 2010.Brand, 36, has won all but one of his 20 professional fights – 15 by knockout – and as an amateur lost only 20 of 437 bouts. He is ranked number 10 in the world by the WBC.DeGale said: “Brand is a world-class fighter that not only had a brilliant amateur career but also holds a professional record of 19-1.“That could have been 20-0 as his only loss was a split decision over eight rounds and I know the feeling losing on a split decision.“Once I’ve got passed this Colombian puncher I will be sitting down with my promoter Mick Hennessy and looking to the big fights later this year.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The potential of the North Coast Section following the lead of other high school governing bodies and implementing a pitch count rule didn’t necessarily sneak up on anybody.But there’s going to be something a little different during the 2017 high school baseball season on the North Coast nonetheless.High school baseball in California is following the lead of Little League, as the NCS’ Board of Managers has officially voted to use a pitch count rule that is aimed to protect and limit …
The Raiders are going to be upset about the suspension that cost them middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict, and that’s their prerogative.He’s their teammate, seems to be well liked, and no one questions Burfict’s football acumen or preparation. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, who was with the Cincinnati Bengals, has seen almost every infraction Burfict ever committed and swears by the guy. Fellow linebacker Tahir Whitehead took to Twitter with a partly profane reaction when the 12-game …
Social discovery will remake the Internet, or at least how we plumb it. Need evidence? Persistent rumors of a Facebook search engine, Google‘s efforts to integrate Google+ into its search results and Microsoft’s addition of Facebook tagging into Bing results. (This is Part 2 in a series of articles about social discovery. You can read Part 1 here.)Social discovery is philosophy of online search that holds that people are more likely to accept a friend’s opinion or advice than that of a general crowd or a search algorithm. Having been built on algorithms, Google and Bing are looking for ways to include social discovery in their traditional search results.“We know that most people trust peer recommendations over advertisements, and about 25% of search results for the world’s top 20 largest brands are linked to user-generated content,” said Jennifer Peck, director of engagement at Banjo, maker of a social-discovery app that shows people’s social profiles based on their location.“Searching the Internet for [Olympic swimmer] Ryan Lochte, for instance, will pull up lots of content,” said Peck. But along with the undiferentiated mass of data will be “the latest photos and posts coming straight out of London from thousands of fans who are updating their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Path [accounts]? Surely,” she said, “The latter is more relevant.”Social Search Is the Web’s New DisruptorNearly two years ago, executives at Gigya, which has provided online social tools to ABC, Pepsi, and Verizon, noticed a dramatic shift in how people found their clients’ sites. More people were landing via social networks. In some cases, traffic driven by Twitter and Facebook eclipsed traffic coming from Google, according to chief executive Patrick Salyer.“User behavior has been changing ever since, and search engines are changing to recognize this trend,” Salyer said.Since then, there has been a shake up of the Internet, particularly when it comes to content. The Washington Post, once seen as an old-line media company that understood online culture better than many of its peers, watched as traffic to the Huffington Post surpassed its own. The Post had a new rival, and almost solely because HuffPo better understood social discovery’s relationship to search.“In many ways, [social discovery] is similar to how SEO works, except there are so many more competing technologies and ways to analyze the patterns,” Salyer said. Wisdom of the CrowdsMuch of the push to make everything sharable and social revolves around a rethinking of how we search for things on the Internet, and Bing may be a step ahead of Google. I signed into Bing using my Facebook account to search for “Boston Marathon training plan,” and I got a fairly standard page of results. But Bing has added an element on the right that shows me Facebook friends who, based on their Facebook posts, might be able to answer my question.Indeed, three of the five people displayed have run the Boston Marathon at least once, and one coaches charity runners. The fourth person lives in Boston and recently started running, and the fifth is a chef in Boston whose restaurant ran a marathon-day special. Not bad.“Activity on social networks has increased significantly in the last 12 to 18 months. Search engines are in the business of information retrieval, and so the thinking for them went that, increasingly, there was relevant information to be retrieved from the social networks,” said Nathan Safran, research director at SEO technology maker Conductor. “Also working to the search engines’ advantage is that consumers still turn to search overwhelmingly more frequently and in more information-retrieval scenarios than social, and that is a trend that they want to maintain. Rolling social into search hedges their bets.”Google doesn’t dig as deep into my friends’ social-media profiles, mainly because it is still trying to push Google+ results. Inclusion of Facebook content has been slow. Most of the people interviewed for this article expect that to change. “I think Google will eventually include more social information in its search results,” Salyer said. “Businesses are really configuring the way their sites work to adapt to social.”ReadWriteWeb’s Dave Copeland will be speaking at the SocialDiscovery.org’s next Social Discovery Conference on Aug. 6-7 at the Fairmont San Francisco. ReadWriteWeb readers can get a discount of more than $1,000 if they register by August 3.For more on social discovery, see Hooked Media Group Uses Social Discovery to Fine-Tune Game Recommendations. Tags:#Social Web#web
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Alaska continues streak, decimates Phoenix as Abueva returns “They really are driven. Remember that they came from Adamson. Before they found their way to Lyceum, they used to play for Adamson. So they really are motivated to play, and they really are enjoying themselves,” said Robinson.Jaycee poured six of his 19 points in the last five minutes, while also grabbing two boards and two steals in the Jawbreakers’ 83-76 victory over the Falcons, while Jayvee did a stupendous defensive job late and wound up with five markers, four steals, three dimes, and a board.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut 20-year-old Jaycee clarified he wasn’t motivated to get one over Adamson, saying he still enjoys a healthy friendship with his former teammates like Papi Sarr, Sean Manganti, and Jonathan Espeleta.“Jayvee and I didn’t want to prove anything. We were the ones who decided to leave. There’s no bad blood with us. We’re close with all of our former teammates there,” the humble guard said in Filipino. MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum coach Topex Robinson knew that something was up with twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino in the game against Akari-Adamson on Tuesday.With the twins facing their old school, the youthful mentor wasn’t surprised with how motivated the Jaycee and Javee were in their clash in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Marcelino said that his lone goal for the game was to play at his best as always to help Zark’s-Lyceum rack its third straight win, rising up to 3-1 in the standings.The stellar game coming at the expense of the Falcons, he said, was just a by-product.“I didn’t expect that I’ll play this well and it happened against Adamson. We’re just lucky,” he said. “Maybe after we lost our first game, we all wanted to work hard in our practice, do extra work so that our games will no longer end up in losses.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal PLAY LIST 01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal01:36Albayalde liable for graft over 2013 Pampanga drug ops — Gordon01:14Albayalde says no hand in 2013 Pampanga buy-bust01:29Police 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next
zoom Oil and gas major Total has joined SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition created to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.Total is involved across the entire LNG chain, from extracting natural gas onshore and offshore to processing plants where it is liquefied, stored and shipped in a fleet of specially designed carriers to regasification terminals for delivery to business customers.In 2015, the company’s LNG production was of 10.2 million tons. Total’s objective is to double its liquefaction capacity to around 20 Mt/y and increase its LNG trading portfolio to 15 Mt/y by 2020.“Our mission, as an integrated oil company, is to offer global and compliant solutions to our customers to meet the 2020 Global Cap requirements recently set by the International Maritime Organization,” Olivier Jouny, Total Marine Fuels Managing Director, said.”Total has a long historical activity in the bunker industry and is also a strong worldwide LNG player, thus providing the required conditions to position the company on this emerging LNG bunker market, with the objective to be a key player. Total’s ambition is to become the responsible energy major and the Group strongly supports the SEA\LNG drive to make LNG the preferred clean marine fuel of the future.”SEA\LNG brings together players from across the supply chain, including shipping companies, classification societies, ports, major LNG suppliers, downstream companies, infrastructure providers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to address market barriers and transform the use of LNG as a marine fuel.The coalition members include ABS, Carnival Corporation, DNV GL, Eagle LNG Partners, ENGIE, GE, GTT, Keppel Gas Technology, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Total, TOTE Inc., and Wärtsilä.