AFC held by Fosa Juniors in Confed Cup tie

first_imgSave for Mainge’s third minute goal, AFC Leopards had a disastrous first half and it was evidenced in coach Matano making a double substitution after 40 minutes. Soon after conceding the equalizer, Ingwe were simply lost and let the visitors run over them.Mainge who had been handed a start in the absence of injured regular Dennis Sikhayi broke the deadlock after three minutes though it came with some touch of fortune.From almost 40 metres out, the Kakamega High School alumni sighted Prince Arkoh’s run into the box and lifted the ball into his direction, but the Ghanaian’s effort at going for the header wasn’t successful as the ball was a few centimeters off his head.However, his jump ahead of keeper Tabibo Balvano confused the shot stopper and the ball ended inside the net.AFC Leopards youngster Yussuf Mainge celebrates his goal against Fosa Juniors during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC had earlier threatened with the under-performing Uche having a shot from inside the box turned behind for a corner in the second minute.But the patient Fosa Juniors were not downtrodden despite going down early and they kept their shape, building up play with the patience of a hunting lion.They came close in the 11th minute when Thedin Ramanjary glanced in a header unmarked inside the box, but the ball went inches wide.As if AFC didn’t read the red signs, they were punished for their mistakes in the 15th minute when Mbolasoa equalized.Duncan Otieno attempted to play the ball from the back but was dispossessed, The Fosa right back breaking into the box and wading off a late challenge from Isaac Oduro before beating Andika.After conceding the goal, AFC seemed lost inside their own little world. They became rushed in their approach with Aziz Okaka and Henry Uche losing ball after ball in attack.Mbolasoa should have made it 2-1 for the visitors in the 37th minute when he broke off into the area from another lost AFC ball lifting the ball over the advancing Andika, but luckily, the second assistant referee waved offside.Two minutes later, the visitors had another brilliant opportunity when Jean Yves broke into the box from a through ball, one on one with Andika, but he could not beat the keeper as his effort at chipping the ball over went awry.AFC Leopards defender Duncan Otieno vies for the ball with with Fosa Junior’s Pierre Michael Tiavina during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluReading the signs that his team would be run over by the organized and structured Fosa, Matano made two changes at a go with five minutes left before half time, bringing off the hugely underperforming Uche and Okaka for Collins Okoth and Baker Lukooya.With the introduction of the two, Whyvonne Isuza dropped to play as a number 10 with Gattuso partnering Victor Majid in midfield while Lukooya went wide.Three minutes to half time left back Oduro came close with a freekick from the edge of the box which was turned behind for a corner by keeper Balvano.The home side started the second half well and seven minutes in, Lukooya had a chance at the far post after being picked out by a well floated cross from an Otieno cross, but he failed to give it a heacy touch, the keeper collecting with ease.Matano threw in his final card with 13 minutes played in the second half, bringing in Ezekiel Odera for Whyvonne Isuza as he went back to the traditional 4-4-2 with clear intent of packing the front for a goal.On the hour mark Lukooya was picked out with another pinpoint pass from Otieno, but his first touch failed him after beating the offside trap, the ball rolling to the keeper who collected.In the 68th minute, Odera had another opportunity for AFC with a rasping shot from the edge of the box after being teed up by Vincent Oburu but the keeper made a super finger tip save to turn the ball behind for a corner.With 15 minutes left on the clock, Fosa had a rare second half chance when Dieudonne Henry’s freekick from the right fell on Nambinna Ralairimanana at the far post who tapped the ball across the face of goal but Pierre Michael Tavina failed to direct it into goal a yard out.AFC piled the pressure, but couldn’t get the winner and now have a mountain to climb in the second leg.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura goes for a header with Fosa Junior’s Bakary Mario during a Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Feb 11- GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home by visiting Fosa Juniors from Madagascar in a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday afternoon.The result, especially Fosa’s single away goal hits a major blow in Ingwe’s chances of making it into the first round of the continental competition. Youngster Yusuf Mainge gave AFC Leopards an early lead but it lasted just 12 minutes as Rado Mbolasoa equalized for the vistors.last_img read more

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Finally, a Hall of Fame tribute that Terrell Owens agrees to attend

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceCircle November 1 on your calendar, 49ers fans. Terrell Owens has.Owens, the Hall of Fame receiver best known for his time with the 49ers, is scheduled to receive his Hall of Fame ring of excellence at Levi’s Stadium during halftime of a Thursday night 49ers-Raiders game. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the new ring presentation tributes on Wednesday. All eight 2018 enshrinees will be honored during games at …last_img read more

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Biological Complexity Continues to Astound

first_imgThere’s more going on in your thinking apparatus than you think.  New scientific discoveries continue to unfold new layers of complexity and control.  Here are a few examples:Meta-code:  Your body has codes directing codes.  Geneticists were initially dismayed to find only 20,000 to 30,000 genes in the human genome.  “We were expecting that something as sophisticated, complex and intelligent as ourselves would have about a hundred thousand genes at least,” said one geneticists quoted in Nature News.  Something has happened since, “restoring the dignity of complexity to the human genome.”  It’s called alternative splicing.  A given gene can produce multiple RNA transcripts, depending on how the pieces are assembled.  These, in turn, can produce vary different protein machines: “This process, called alternative splicing, can produce mRNA molecules and proteins with dramatically different functions, despite being formed from the same gene.”  The report on Science Daily that two proteins coming from the same gene can have opposite functions, depending on how they are spliced and in what cells they are expressed.    The potential for expansion of the DNA code is huge; one gene in fruit flies, reported Nature News, is thought to generate over 38,000 protein products.  Only about 6% of human genes, it turns out, produce a transcript from a linear strand of DNA.  Most others put together parts from different locations on the chromosome.  With alternative splicing, it’s possible that dozens, or hundreds, or thousands of different products can be produced from the same gene.  This begs another question: what code is directing the assembly of these pieces of DNA code?Motor memory:  Your long-term memory may depend on little cellular trucks that run on cellular highways.  These trucks haul neurotransmitters to the junctions between neurons, keeping the junctions active.  Read all about Science Now.  This begs a question: who is the dispatcher?Rewind repair:  Another molecular machine has been discovered that fixes unwound DNA.  “When your DNA gets stuck in the unwound position,” an article on Science Daily says, “your cells are in big trouble, and in humans, that ultimately leads to death.”  This “rewinding machine” takes a damaged portion of DNA and rewinds it into the familiar double helix.  In effect, it does the opposite of the helicase machine that unwinds DNA for transcribing.  The machine, named HARP, uses ATP, the universal energy currency of the cell.    The UCSD scientists were “astounded” to find out how this little machine works.  “It didn’t occur to us that such enzymes even existed,” they said.  “In fact, we never knew until now what happened to DNA when it got stuck in the unwound position.”  Good thing the machine knows what to do.  Failure to heal unwound DNA leads to fatal diseases; yet it cannot interfere with the other helicases that legitimately unwind DNA for transcription.  This begs another question, though: what tells this machine where the damage is and how to fix it?The last article said that the discovery is spurring the scientists to look for more DNA-healing machines.  Here was a whole class of proteins they didn’t even know about.  “This will open up a whole new area of study,” said one team member.  “There are very few enzymes known that alter DNA structure.  And we’ve discovered an entirely new one.  This was not expected to happen in the year 2008.  We should have found them all by now.”  Young scientists should take encouragement: “The field potentially can be fairly large.  And as more and more people discover additional annealing helicases, this field will expand.”    The palpable excitement in their tone required a look at the original paper in Science.1  Yusufzai and Kadonaga called their machine a “molecular zipper” and said, “the pleiotropy of HARP mutations is consistent with the function of HARP as an annealing helicase that acts throughout the genome to oppose the action of DNA-unwinding activities in the nucleus.”  By pleiotropy, they mean that mutated HARP genes can cause problems all over the place.  They identified one disease, SIOD (Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia), that can actually be traced to mutations in HARP.  The genetic disorder leads to dwarfism, a damaged immune system and early death.    The HARP machine is ubiquitous in the nucleus, they said, because the possibilities for DNA winding errors are ubiquitous.  Helicases might fail, or bubbles in double-stranded DNA might form spontaneously.  Without repair machinery available, the DNA transcribing and duplicating machines could fail.  “In this manner, HARP would be able to promote the proper functioning of the cell by catalyzing the rewinding of the stably unwound DNA,” their paper ended.  “More generally, HARP would serve as an opposing force to the numerous DNA-unwinding activities in the nucleus.”1.  Timur Yusufzai and James T. Kadonaga, “HARP Is an ATP-Driven Annealing Helicase,” Science, 31 October 2008: Vol. 322. no. 5902, pp. 748-750, DOI: 10.1126/science.1161233.None of these articles needed, referred to, or owed anything to evolutionary theory.  This was the good old science at work: uncovering the mechanisms of the world, as if it were designed, and seeking to understand the workings of nature.  In fact, the third article says this: “The discovery represents the first time scientists have identified a motor protein specifically designed to prevent the accumulation of bubbles of unwound DNA.”  If that does not presuppose intelligent design, what does?  And how did cells get along before chance found a way to invent a powered repair machine for DNA?    Earlier scientists like Leeuwenhoek and Pasteur would have been pleased and thrilled to learn about the levels of complexity being revealed in the cells they only knew as black boxes.  There is plenty of work for design-motivated scientists to discover.  We will all benefit from their grand openings of the black box.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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MFLN Family Development’s 2016 Programming

first_imgNeed Free CEU’s? Then you won’t want to miss out on MFLN Family Development’s programming opportunities for 2016. This year we are offering CEU’s for NASW and Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists through our Webinars, Podcasts, and September 2016 Virtual Learning Event! For more information about our upcoming programming opportunities, click here. Be sure to check out our MFLN Family Development 2016 Programming Flyer below!This post was written by one of our MFLN Family Development Team Members. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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Can Members of the Military Get SNAP Benefits?

first_imgBy Carol ChurchIf you’re like me, you may generally think of the military as an occupation that gives its employees a certain basic level of financial security. This isn’t to say that E1s are wealthy by any means, and we know that many families do get into debt and experience struggle. But typically, we probably think that service members and their families have a safe place to stay, adequate healthcare, and enough food to eat.While this is thankfully true the majority of the time, the facts show that at least when it comes to food, this isn’t always the case. It is not common for servicemembers or their families to be food insecure, but it definitely does happen. While numbers can be hard to come by, here is some of the data that we do have:In 2013, nearly 23,000 members of the military used food stampsIn 2015, 24 percent of children in U.S. DoDEA schools were eligible for free lunch, and 21% were eligible for reduced price lunch$84 million in food stamps were redeemed at military commissaries in 2014 (though not all were redeemed by active duty military)Approximately 1-2% of military families receive SNAP benefits (“food stamps”), compared to about 13% of the general populationWho is Eligible for SNAP?In order to be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka “food stamps,” a family’s income must first be at or below 130% of the federal poverty line. This is based on the amount that the family earns and the number of people on the family, but as an example, the maximum gross monthly income to be eligible for SNAP in a household of two people is currently $1287. Note that for military members, BAH DOES count when determining eligibility for SNAP.A family also cannot have many financial assets to be eligible for SNAP. The number is currently $2250, or $3500 for families with someone who is disabled or over age 60. This amount does not include a home that is owned, and usually does not include vehicles.So, in order to be eligible, families must be low-income and without significant savings. This is a limited number of military families, but, for instance, young new recruits with children, especially more than one child, or higher-level members with many children may be eligible. Veterans and retirees definitely may also be eligible.How Do You Apply?In most states, you can apply for SNAP online, though you may have to go in to an office in person. After the initial eligibility test, you will have to complete an eligibility interview, either in person or over the phone. This will probably take about 30 days.How Much Do Recipients Get?This depends on the size of the family, the amount the family is earning, and a formula that is used that takes various family costs into account. On average, families receiving SNAP get about $125/person/month.  The benefit can be used to buy almost all kinds of food (except food that will be eaten in the store or hot foods), but cannot be used to buy nonfood items, alcohol, or cigarettes. FSSASome may have heard of a program called FSSA, or Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance. This program was actually a supplemental income program for the military designed to ensure that income was not so low that service members qualified for SNAP. Few people took advantage of it and it has been discontinued. Read more here.More on SNAPMore info on SNAP is available here.ReferencesCenter for Budget and Policy Priorities. (2017). A Quick Guide to SNAP Eligibility and Benefits. Retrieved from https://www.cbpp.org/research/a-quick-guide-to-snap-eligibility-and-benefitsLiberto, J. (2014). Food stamp use among military rises again. Retrieved from http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/17/news/economy/military-food-stamps/Military.com. (2016). Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance Ending In September. Retrieved from https://www.military.com/benefits/2016/07/13/fssa-benefit-ending.htmlUSDA. (2018). Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Retrieved from https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligible-food-itemslast_img read more

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A Look Back at Year One of Creative District

first_imgCreative District was launched nearly a year ago to connect filmmakers and video pros. Is it working…and will it last?Technicolor launched Creative District back in March of 2014 as a form of LinkedIn for Film and Art Professionals. For the most part the site has acted as such, but to a slightly different degree. I was steered toward using Creative District through a fellow filmmaker who is a member of the committee that provides feedback and insight on how to make the service better. So now, with nearly a year into the service, here are my thoughts.Does the service really help professional filmmakers?Through my experience within the last year I would have to say, yes. I was able to gain work as a concept artist and cinematographer through the service. However, only one of these professionals that I collaborated with were also members of Creative District, others found me through the service and contacted me directly. This tells me the service reaches more people than just fellow collaborators within the service. So, being able to list your projects and then reach out for collaboration, or have collaborators find you is extremely helpful.There are just over 16,000 members on Creative District now so collaboration is limited to an extent. The majority of projects that are presented are independent and documentary, for which the site is really best suited for now. But as membership totals increase so should the number of projects and the type of projects. There appears to be great potential for more and more higher budget productions to be listed on the site through their creators.How does Creative District work?While the site is geared toward filmmakers, creative professionals from many different fields also have a large presence. Looking at the service from a filmmaker’s perspective, you’ll begin by creating a new project.Once you’ve gone through the easy process of adding a new project it’s time to begin looking for talent to help make this film a reality. Hopefully you’ll have other professional filmmakers within the service that you already have a connection with and you can begin pulling your talent together. If you don’t, Creative District allows you to fully network with a pool of professionals in various fields. Click the ‘people’ tab and you can look through the entire list of professionals and can narrow it down to those who live in your area.The best way to find talent on Creative District, other than just reaching out to other professionals, is to create job postings. By doing this under your project page it allows other professionals to see these job postings and to apply for them.This also works in the reverse if you yourself are looking for work or wanting to expand your reel. Several times I’ve ended up bidding for a job against several other professionals.Lastly, once you get your project posted and rolling into production you can submit it for a $5,000 grant that Creative District rewards professionals each month – added bonus.Overall thoughts on Creative DistrictDoes Creative District have staying power? I think it does – for professional filmmakers and productions. Through the site I’ve been able to cultivate relationships with other professionals.When looking at the number of overall professionals in the filmmaking and creative arts industries worldwide, 16,000 is merely a fraction of that population. If more professionals begin using the service then the potential for networking and moving your career forward greatly increase. We’ll see where this next year takes us…by then we should have a firm grasp of where the service is really going.Are you a member of Creative District? Share your experiences with the services in the comments below.last_img read more

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Michigan Lands 2018 Recruit Jalil Irvin

first_imgjalil irvinjalil irvinJalil Irvin, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound player from Stone Mountain, Georgia, has officially committed to the Michigan Wolverines. Irvin dropped the news on Twitter Friday morning, adding that since he still has two years of high school left, he’ll be taking official visits elsewhere. Irvin isn’t yet ranked by 247 Sports, but he does have offers from two other schools – Illinois and Tulane.Think you officially a Michigan commmit #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/78dSlEO3P4— Jalil Irvin (@only1_lil) June 3, 2016Irvin is Michigan’s third 2018 commitment – joining Leonard Taylor and Antwuan Johnson.last_img read more

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Ohio State mens soccer swats injury bug

The Ohio State Buckeyes men’s soccer team is on the verge of getting healthy – finally. OSU (1-2-1) has gotten contributions from players that have recently returned from injury and, with one notable exception, more players are expected to rejoin the team. Coach John Bluem, who will start working previously injured players back into the lineup, told The Lantern he is looking forward to having a healthy team back together. “We’re not completely injury free,” Bluem said. “We’re a little bit nicked up right now. Guys are returning from injuries, but it has slowed down our ability to have everybody fit and ready to contribute at times.” Bluem is especially concerned about senior defender Ben Killian, who fractured a bone in his foot. “Ben will probably red shirt this year,” Bluem said. “He broke his fifth metatarsal . That’s a tough injury to come back from. He might be able to rejoin us for practices in late October but his fitness will not be good enough to play.” However, there are other valuable players Bluem is happy to bring off the bench, including sophomore forward Kenny Cunningham. “Kenny had some good minutes tonight and he’s just returning from an injury,” Bluem said. Cunningham returned to the lineup Aug. 24 in a game against Dayton after tearing his hip flexor. In just his third game back, Cunningham scored the game-winner in overtime against Davidson Sunday to help OSU clinch its second consecutive Bert and Iris Wolstein Clasic championship. “I’m definitely trying to come back strong and work on everything,” Cunningham said. “I know I’m not in the best shape I can be in and I just need to work on my fitness.” Senior midfielder Sebastian Rivas agrees with Bluem that there are plenty of players to bring off the bench. “Depth-wise, we have a lot of people who can start to come off the bench and start and contribute for us,” Rivas said. “Now that we’re starting to get healthy I think we can all start giving 100 percent.” Bluem said he knows rebounding from injuries can be a struggle, but he is looking forward to having most of his team back together soon. “Hopefully we can go through a stretch soon where we stop having injuries,” Bluem said. OSU continues play Friday at San Diego. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. read more

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Ohio State womens basketball tops VCU 9686 Amy Scullion returns

OSU freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) maneuvers around VCU freshman guard Keira Robinson (34) to attempt a layup during a game on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 96-86. Credit: Nina Budeiri / Lantern photographerRedshirt-senior guard Amy Scullion shoots a free throw against VCU on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 96-86.Credit: Nina Budeiri / Lantern photographerIn a tight contest, the Ohio State women’s basketball team defeated Virginia Commonwealth after pulling away late in the game.OSU junior guard Ameryst Alston got the action started with a quick layup in the opening seconds of the 96-86 win. Both teams shot the ball well through the first six minutes as the game was tied, 20-20. Then a jumper from freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell sparked a 19-7 run over a span of nine minutes to take a 39-27 lead for the Buckeyes.Virginia Commonwealth outscored OSU, 16-13, in the last 5:48 of the half to make the score 52-43 as the teams headed to the locker room. The Buckeyes shot 58 percent from the field in the first half, while holding the Rams to 37 percent.The Rams opened the second half with an 8-0 run to cut the Buckeye lead to just one point. But OSU answered with an 11-2 run to bring the lead back into double digits. OSU went on to score seven unanswered points to take its largest lead of the game, 70-56.Virginia Commonwealth cut the deficit to six with less than nine minutes remaining. After an 8-2 run by OSU, the Rams hit three consecutive 3-pointers to pull the game within three with less than four minutes remaining in the half. The Buckeyes closed out the game on a 14-7 run to get the 10-point victory.OSU improved to 2-2 for the season. Alston led all scorers with 34 points while Mitchell added 29 of her own. Freshman forward Alexa Hart came off the bench to tally 12 points along with eight blocks.Alston said the team excelled in finding an offensive rhythm throughout the game.  “I think we did a pretty good job, we got a nice little pace going,” Alston said. “We kind of got stagnant for a little while but I think we did pretty good offensively.”Redshirt-senior guard Amy Scullion added three points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Buckeyes. Scullion was in action for the first time since the end of the 2013-14 season after initially forgoing her final year of eligibility to attend medical school. Scullion said that while she had some anxiety at the start of the game, it eventually wore off. “Not going to lie, I was a little nervous, I felt like a freshman again,” Scullion said. “Once we started going up and down a little bit it wasn’t bad.”Mitchell found herself in foul trouble, earning four throughout the game. Mitchell said that she’s still making the transition from playing defense in high school to college.  “I’m in the process of learning,” she said. “I know I’m at the collegiate level so stuff I used to get away with in high school, I’m not going to get away with. I know as I grow, my fouls have to stop.”Coach Kevin McGuff said Mitchell’s fouls are a result of her effort on the court and sees them as something she’ll eventually overcome.“She’s so competitive and is always trying to make a play for her team that sometimes she gets herself in a little bit of trouble, but she’ll grow through that,” McGuff said. Up next for OSU is a trip to the Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam. The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Clemson on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. read more

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ADAM Swift bagged four tries as Saints came from b

first_imgADAM Swift bagged four tries as Saints came from behind to thrash Hull KR 48-16.The winger crossed for two in the first and two in the second to eradicate a 12-0 deficit.They were part of a three tries in seven minutes blitz that also included Shannon McDonnell’s fourth of the season.The result keeping Keiron Cunningham’s side in touch with the top four.Ironically, for 30 minutes at least, no one in the ground would have expected such a scoreline.Shaun Lunt opened the visitor’s account when Hull KR pushed it on the last.Both Maurice Blair and Albert Kelly were involved, opening up the space with some fine offloading for the hooker to cross.Kieran Dixon tagged on the extras – and on the quarter hour mark the lead was increased through Chris Clarkson.The loose forward cruising through a gap moments after Saints had weathered a goal line stand.Dixon then tagged on a penalty after 21 minutes to make it 12-0 and the home side’s nerves were beginning to show.But the introduction of Kyle Amor lifted Saints and solid runs allowed the pressure to mount.And in the end it counted as Jonny Lomax put on a fine pass for Adam Swift to ghost over for his sixth of the season.The winger was unlucky not to add his second shortly afterwards – the referee ruling a knock on in the build up – but he made no mistake whenMark Percival put it on a plate.Swift rounding Kelly to pull Saints right back into it.Saints began the second half on the front foot, gaining a repeat set when Dixon fluffed his lines on a high ball.But Swift was just nudged into touch as he dove for his hat-trick following a great move.He didn’t have long to wait though as on 45 minutes, Dominique Peyroux won the ball back by gathering a loose play the ball from the Robins.In a blink of an eye the ball was moved left through Wilkin and Percival and Swift scorched home from 80 metres.His in and out move to round the full back extra special.Saints had their tails up and their next try was equally as good.After some solid drives, Peyroux showed his strength to take on the line and then offload under pressure to slip McDonnell in.And it got better as on 52 minutes Adam Swift went in for his FOURTH following great work from Walmsley and Lomax.Thomas Minns made it game on for Hull KR but Joe Greenwood’s excellent offload to Mark Percival killed off any hopes of a comeback.Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook powered over from close range to increase the advantage and then Jon Wilkin caught Peyroux on a great line for a deserved try.And Alex Walmsley capped a great second half display when he blasted over from close range at the death following a Jordan Turner 40:20.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Swift (4), McDonnell, Percival, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Peyroux, WalmsleyGoals: Percival (6 from 9)Hull KR:Tries: Lunt, Clarkson, MinnsGoals: Dixon (3 from 4)Penalties:Saints: 6Hull KR: 6HT: 8-12FT: 48-16REF: J SmithATT: 9488Teams:Saints:1. Jonny Lomax; 23. Shannon McDonnell, 24. Matty Fleming, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 12. Jon Wilkin; 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 14. Lama Tasi, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 28. Morgan Knowles.Subs: 10. Kyle Amor, 15. Greg Richards, 17. Luke Thompson, 20. Joe Greenwood. Hull KR:21. Thomas Minns; 29. Joe Wardill, 12. Graeme Horne, 4. Iain Thornley, 5. Kieran Dixon; 11. Maurice Blair, 7. Albert Kelly; 17. Dane Tilse, 9. Shaun Lunt, 10. Mitch Allgood, 20. James Greenwood, 15. James Donaldson, 13. Chris Clarkson.Subs: 8. Adam Walker, 14. Kevin Larroyer, 16. James Green, 24. George Lawler.last_img read more

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Academic says hes being scapegoated in Facebook data case Update

Facebook has expressed outrage over the misuse of its data as Cambridge Analytica, the British firm at the centre of a major scandal rocking the social media giant Meanwhile, Britain’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said she is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica’s servers. She has also asked Facebook to cease its own audit of Cambridge Analytica’s data use.Denham said the prime allegation against Cambridge Analytica is that it acquired personal data in an unauthorized way, adding that data protection laws require services like Facebook to have strong safeguards against misuse of data.Leading Democrats in the U.S. Senate also called on Zuckerberg to testify. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Facebook’s latest privacy scandal a “danger signal.” She wants Zuckerberg’s assurances that Facebook is prepared to take the lead on measures to protect user privacy—or Congress may step in.Kogan’s work involved modeling human behavior through social media. In collaboration with Cambridge Analytica, he developed a Facebook-based personality survey called “This Is Your Digital Life” and paid about 200,000 people to take part. As a result, participants unknowingly gave the researchers access to the profiles of their Facebook friends, allowing them to collect data from millions more users.Kogan said Cambridge Analytica approached him to gather Facebook data and provided the legal advice that this was “appropriate.””One of the great mistakes I did here was I just didn’t ask enough questions,” he said. “I had never done a commercial project; I didn’t really have any reason to doubt their sincerity. That’s certainly something I strongly regret now.”He said the firm paid some $800,000 for the work, but it went to participants in the survey.”My motivation was to get a dataset I could do research on; I have never profited from this in any way personally,” he said. Alexandr Kogan, a psychology researcher at Cambridge University, told the BBC that both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have tried to place the blame on him for violating the social media platform’s terms of service, even though Cambridge Analytica ensured him that everything he did was legal.”My view is that I’m being basically used as a scapegoat by both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica,” he said. “Honestly, we thought we were acting perfectly appropriately, we thought we were doing something that was really normal.”Authorities in Britain and the United States are investigating the alleged improper use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based political research firm. Facebook shares have dropped 9.2 percent, lopping more than $50 billion off the company’s market value, since the revelations were first published, raising questions about whether social media sites are violating users’ privacy.The head of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, was suspended Tuesday after Britain’s Channel 4 News broadcast hidden camera footage of him suggesting the company could use young women to catch opposition politicians in compromising positions. Footage also showed Nix bragging about the firm’s pivotal role in the Trump campaign.Nix said Cambridge Analytica handled “all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting” for the Trump campaign, and used emails with a “self-destruct timer” to make the firm’s role more difficult to trace.”There’s no evidence, there’s no paper trail, there’s nothing,” he said.In a statement, Cambridge Analytica’s board said Nix’s comments “do not represent the values or operations of the firm, and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation.”Facebook itself is drawing criticism from politicians on both sides of the Atlantic for its alleged failure to protect users’ privacy.On Tuesday, the chairman of the U.K. parliament’s media committee, Damian Collins, said his group has repeatedly asked Facebook how it uses data, but company officials “have been misleading to the committee.”The committee summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify. Facebook sidestepped questions on whether Zuckerberg would appear, saying instead that the company is currently focused on conducting its own reviews. Explore further Citation: Academic says he’s being scapegoated in Facebook data case (Update) (2018, March 21) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-app-scapegoat-facebook-row.html An academic who developed the app used by Cambridge Analytica to harvest data from millions of Facebook users said Wednesday that he had no idea his work would be used in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and that he’s being scapegoated in the fallout from the affair. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Cambridge Analytica: firm at the heart of Facebook scandal 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. read more

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