Your Instagram account shows how depressed you are

first_imgThe photos you post on social media may be saying more about you than you intend. Scientists from Harvard University and the University of Vermont have found that there is a strong correlation between the nature of photos posted on Instagram and the poster’s mental health. The link is so strong that researchers Andrew Reece and Chris Danforth suggest the algorithm they devised could be used for early detection of mental illness.The experiment started with recruiting 500 test subjects from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform, who also used Instagram. They were asked to complete a standard clinical depression survey and share their Instagram posts for analysis. Only 170 agreed to be part of the test, and 70 of them showed some level of depression based on the survey.When the researchers downloaded the images provided by the study participants, they were left with a whopping 40,000 images to dig through. The analysis was based on the last 100 images posted by healthy people, and for those with depression the last 100 posted before their diagnosis. This was done to eliminate the effect of treatment on the images posted.Reece and Danforth used a different set of Turk workers to rate the photos, then added objective measurements like average hue, color saturation, contrast, and the number of faces visible. The reaction of other Instagram users in the form of likes and comments was also taken into account. The model was able to reliably predict which users were clinically depressed based on these metrics.Depressed people tended to post photos with predominantly blue, black, and gray color palettes. They also received fewer likes on Instagram than healthy individuals. Depressed people also had a strong preference for the Inkwell filter, which adds a monochrome effect to photos. Meanwhile, healthy individuals were more likely to use the Valencia filter, which lightens the colors. Faces were more common in the photos submitted by depressed users, but usually only one face — their own. So, excessive selfie use is associated with depression now.When tested with a new group of individuals, the researchers reported that it correctly identified 70% of those with depression. That’s better than most general practice doctors can do. Maybe some day the apps on your phone will start asking how you’re feeling based on the photos you post.last_img read more

Dont Hang This AIs Motivational Posters on Your Wall

first_imgStay on target Some people use artificial intelligence to tackle the world’s greatest economic and social challenges.Others use it to design nonsensical inspirational posters.Remember those signs that hung from your dorm room walls and in doctor’s-office waiting rooms? The kitten gripping onto the end of a rope above the phrase “hang in there”? The serene sunset accompanied by a quote reminding you to be a better person?AI InspiroBot is gaining traction online with its collection of questionable motivations.Unlike other, even more absurd systems—check out Magic Realism Bot on Twitter and follow Janelle Shane’s blog—InspiroBot gives off the vibe of an evil genius typing slightly off-color messages at superhuman speed.View as: One Page Slides1/101. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Some quotes make more sense than others: “Sometimes an animal is nothing but an animal,” it told me, after musing that “Kindness is just an actor on a river.”Visit the minimalist website and click “generate” to hatch endless sayings. Each is stored at the bottom of the page, so you can revisit your favorites, share on social media, or even order them on a mug.Little is known about InspiroBot, or the person(s) behind the algorithm.The bot’s “About” tab doesn’t lead anywhere, and its Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts offer the same description: “an AI dedicated to generating unique inspirational quotes for the endless enrichment of pointless human existence.”As IFL Science pointed out, the green camera eye staring back at you adds the unsettling impression of HAL 9000, the murderous AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey.Before InspiroBot goes rogue and demeans the human race, check out some top-notch quotes below. And follow the mysterious force for a daily dose of illogical encouragement.Just beware of its irresistible power to suck you into an infinite loop of absurd motivational messages.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS last_img read more

This Green Tea CatShaped Bread is The Stuff of CarbLovers Daydreams

first_imgLook, green tea flavored anything is delicious. Don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise. It’s especially delicious when shaped like cats, as you can probably surmise from the picture atop this article. Doesn’t it look scrumptious? No? Okay, hear me out there. It’s absolutely adorable, is it not?Source: RocketNews24It’s a creation from Japan’s Blue Jin bakery called Ironeko Bread, a creation that was spawned after the bakery realized how cool every kind of bread could be in the future if only it were also shaped like cats, just like this particular loaf. It’s part of the Japanese attitude toward food that delicacies like this should be appealing not only to the taste buds and stomach, but to the eyes as well. With the Ironeko Bread popular as it is, there’s a whole lot of new flavors coming down the line!The matcha green tea flavor is one, which also includes sweet red beans and chestnuts. If you snag some of the bread, Blue Jin recommends toasting it and even adding some butter for a delicious, carb-tastic treat. If you’re looking for something even weirder and harder to get down because of its color, then you might want to see if you’re brave enough to try Ironeko Bread Black, which is made with bamboo charcoal. It also has a special white chocolate nose, eyes, whiskers, and little kitty grin peeping up at you.Source: RocketNews24The cat breads are going on sale at the bakery on December 1, and no doubt will be insanely popular. If you live in Japan anywhere near Blue Jin, you’ll just have to get in line and wait however long it takes to get you some of this cutie cat-shaped bread. It no doubt tastes better with the cat ears. Bet you anything. Now can we just get someone who sells it here in the west?last_img read more

FartTracking Capsule Sends RealTime Data to Your Smartphone

first_img NASA’s Curiosity Detects Highest-Ever Volume of Methane on MarsUniversity Library Evacuates After ‘Gas Leak’ Turns Out to Be Stinky Fruit Stay on target Scientists in Australia are breaking wind ground with an ingestible electronic capsule that monitors gas levels in the human gut.Developed by researchers at RMIT University, Monash University, and CSIRO Agriculture and Food, the pill measures hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen gases in real time—then sends the data to your smartphone.(Want to track your flatulence? There’s an app for that.)A combination of nerves, hormones, bacteria, blood, and organs work hard to digest foods and liquids you consume every day. But, like licking your elbow, it’s nearly impossible for a person to catch a glimpse of their own gastrointestinal tract.Enter swallowables: the edible version of your fitness tracker or VR headset.The unnamed device, which tracks rectal turbulence as it passes from the stomach to the colon, has helped to uncover a potentially new immune system, according to a press announcement.“We found that the stomach releases oxidizing chemicals to break down and beat foreign compounds that are staying in the stomach for longer than usual,” RMIT professor and capsule co-inventor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh said in a statement.The future of routine healthcare visits, according to Benjamin Terry (via Nature Electronics)“This could represent a gastric protection system against foreign bodies,” he continued. “Such an immune mechanisms has never been reported before.”Additional observations suggest that an “extremely high-fiber diet” may lead to high concentrations of oxygen in the colon—contrary to popular belief.“This new information could help us better understand how debilitating diseases like colon cancer occur,” Kalantar-Zadeh said.Early trials provide hope for the one-in-five people globally who will suffer a gastrointestinal disorder, and could pave the way for fewer invasive procedures, like the dreaded colonoscopy.Analysts currently rely on fecal samples and surgery to evaluate the hidden gut germs. But, as study lead Kalantar-Zadeh pointed out, “this meant measuring them when they are not a true reflection of the gut microbiota at that time.”“Our capsule will offer a non-invasive method to measure microbiome activity,” he boasted.Following a successful pilot program, the team hopes to commercialize its technology; the newly established Atmo Biosciences firm will help bring the product to market.A study on the capsule and trials was published this week in the journal Nature Electronics, alongside commentary by University of Nebraska mechanical engineering professor Benjamin Terry.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

SPOILERS WWE Smackdown taping results for March 5

first_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Ronda Rousey The following was taped on Tuesday night in Washington, DC.Dark match:* The Lucha Dragons def. Bo Dallas & Tyler Breeze.WWE Smackdown tapings for March 5, 2015:* WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Tyson Kidd def. Los Matadores.* Ryback def. Kane.* Big Show def. Ryback.* AJ Lee def. Brie Bella.* Big E & Kofi Kingston def. The Miz & Damien Mizdow.* WWE U.S. Champion Rusev def. Jack Swagger.* Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler def. WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett & Luke Harper in the main event.* Post-taping Bonus Match: Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins, Big Show & Bray Wyatt in a six man tag team match.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shawn Michaels Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Videos Articles WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Twitter Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabialast_img read more

Final 615 WWE RAW rating number is up from last week

first_img Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Google+ Facebook WhatsApp NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The 6/15 WWE RAW drew a final 2.83 cable rating with an average audience of 4.12 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 4.10 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.25 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 4.00 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew a 2.59 rating with 3.65 million viewers.As reported earlier, RAW was the No. 2 show on cable Monday night.Source:, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Velvet Sky Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot)center_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 WWE increasing PPV length to a four-hour minimum beginning with Money in the Bank PPV Now Playing Up Next Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson 12/28 Impact Ratings: Viewers see another increase for Part 2 of the Best of 2017 episode on Pop TVlast_img read more

High marine toxin level cancels Twin Harbors clam dig

first_imgOLYMPIA — Elevated marine toxin levels have prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to cancel a razor clam dig scheduled to start Friday at Twin Harbors.State shellfish managers already scratched a dig at Long Beach — that was also scheduled to start Friday — due to elevated levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of marine algae. The toxin can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities.“We’re disappointed to have to cancel this week’s opening but we can’t take chances when public health is at stake,’’ said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the department.Domoic acid levels started to increase along Washington’s southern coast, at Long Beach, just before the first opening this fall. Recent testing indicates that domoic acid levels are on the rise farther north, at Twin Harbors.The Department of Fish and Wildlife will continue to monitor toxin levels on all Washington beaches. The department has tentatively scheduled the next opening to start on Nov. 12 with potential digging opportunities on four ocean beaches.last_img read more

Man shot by deputy had felony record

first_imgThe suspected prowler who was shot and killed by a Clark County sheriff’s deputy Sunday was involved in an Idaho jail escape and an Oregon bank robbery in 2002.Paul Joseph Kolar, then 23, and an accomplice escaped from jail in Benewah County, Idaho, and drove to Elgin, Ore., in a stolen Subaru station wagon in May 2002, according to the La Grande Observer. Once there, Kolar entered a US Bank and used a shotgun to demand money from three female bank employees, the newspaper said.After escaping with money and leading police on a high-speed pursuit, Kolar and the accomplice were arrested at gunpoint, the paper reported.At the time of his escape, Kolar was being held in the Benewah County jail awaiting transfer to an Idaho state prison for a felony conviction, the newspaper reported. In October 2001, Kolar was convicted of delivery of a controlled substance, though the case was suspended and later dismissed, according to the Idaho Department of Corrections.He was convicted in Oregon of the robbery and sentenced to 10 years in prison.It is unclear if Kolar had a connection to Clark County.Kolar was identified by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office as the man shot and killed by a deputy who responded to a report of a prowler just before 8 a.m. Sunday at 310 N.W. 289th St. east of Ridgefield.The deputy encountered and engaged with Kolar, who the sheriff’s office said appeared to be armed with a handgun.The deputy shot Kolar multiple times, and Kolar was later pronounced dead at a hospital, the sheriff’s office said. The deputy was not injured.The deputy involved has not been identified, though the sheriff’s office said the deputy has been placed on paid leave per agency policy.last_img read more

Vancouver police Woman slashes officer in face with knife

first_imgA Washougal woman faces an assault allegation after she reportedly slashed a Vancouver police officer in the face with a steak knife Monday night.Mariah C. Dickison, a 26-year-old transient, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday morning. Judge Scott Collier found probable cause to support the referred charge of first-degree assault on an officer.Police were dispatched to a reported assault at the Royal Plains Apartment, 4517 N.E. Plains Way, shortly before 10 p.m. A witness flagged down arriving officers and pointed in the direction of Dickison, who had a large metal object in her hand, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Superior Court.Dickison had reportedly pulled a metal sign out of the ground. When officers arrived, she turned and ran, still holding the sign, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.The officers chased Dickison about 200 meters and then deployed a Taser to try to stop her, but it had no effect, the affidavit states.last_img read more

Bike to Leadership program teaches skills in safety life

first_imgThere are many motivations for not just earning but actually building, with your own hands, your very own bicycle.There’s pride in building useful skills, and even greater pride when you’re zooming along on the human-powered machine you made. There’s the joy of independence and the sense of inclusion in a society of cyclists. There’s the mental map that grows as you explore. There’s access to familiar destinations and new opportunities — parks and playgrounds, schools and stores, jobs and income.And then there’s sunset sightseeing along Vancouver’s beautiful waterfront while clowning around on bikes — as safely as possible — with your buddies.That was the reward on a recent Tuesday for a group of dedicated high-schoolers enrolled in the Bike to Leadership program at nonprofit Bike Clark County: After reviewing tire replacement, hand signals and risky traffic situations (like what to do when four vehicles simultaneously approach a four-way stop), all embarked on a guided ride from The Community Hub workshop on Main Street through the historic reserve, over the land bridge and along the Waterfront Renaissance Trail.“Wow!” one of the kids shouted as the Columbia River spread out before them on one of the last clear, sunny evenings of the year.Preston Antisdel puts all that together and calls it “empowerment.” The eight-week Bike to Leadership program he manages for Bike Clark County is open to all high-schoolers, but it mostly looks to recruit students at low-income schools who could use a little extra attention and inclusion. Some are English language learners, and anything more than basic conversation with them can be challenging, Antisdel said — but the sixth-grade math teacher, who’s used to leading diverse groups, does his best to reach out with trademark smiles and positive energy.“We want this to be a well-rounded program,” Antisdel said. “We don’t want to just support kids on bikes. We want to get them ready for the real world.” So, Bike to Leadership goes beyond the technical and safety matters covered by Antisdel and co-manager Aaron Gibson; there are also sessions on first aid and CPR, taught by nurses from Clark County Public Health, and even résumé-building and job-interview skills, taught by volunteers from Partners in Careers.last_img read more

Inslee tags county for tax breaks investment

first_imgSeven Clark County communities were dubbed “Opportunity Zones” by the governor’s office Friday, positioning them for more investment — although it is unclear when.Parts of Vancouver, Hazel Dell and Washougal were named among 139 underserved” census tracts in Washington that can now house projects with special tax breaks for developers.The hope is that investors who might have shied away in the past might now see the communities as better places to build affordable housing, expand businesses and create jobs.“I think it’s a huge win,” said Mike Bomar, president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council.Three zones cover Vancouver’s core from The Waterfront Vancouver to Clark College, while a fourth zone spans the neighborhoods of Bagley Downs, Meadow Homes, Northcrest and Harney Heights.Zones outside of Vancouver include Hazel Dell between 78th and 99th streets; and two zones covering almost the entire southern half of Washougal, including downtown and properties owned by the Port of Camas-Washougal.last_img read more

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency.But that may be wishful thinking, given that Sen. Lindsey Graham also says Trump still wants to reach a deal for the wall before agreeing to reopen shuttered government departments. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a leading Democratic negotiator, insists that Trump reopen the government first.The weeks-old standoff over funding led to the partial government shutdown that hit day 23 on Sunday without an end in sight.“Before he pulls the plug on the legislative option, and I think we’re almost there, I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug, see if we can get a deal,” said Graham, a South Carolina Republican. “If we can’t at the end of three weeks, all bets are off.”“See if he can do it by himself through the emergency powers. That’s my recommendation,” added Graham, who has publicly pushed Trump to use his authority to declare a national emergency to build the wall. Such a step would allow Trump to bypass Congress and tap various pots of unspent federal money, including for military construction and disaster relief and from asset seized by law enforcement, to pay for the wall.Trump has kept Washington on edge over whether he would resort to such a declaration, citing what he says is a “crisis” of drug smuggling and the trafficking of women and children at the border. The president initially sounded as though such a move was imminent, but then pulled back. He has said several times since he first mentioned the idea in public earlier this month that he prefers to try to reach a deal with Congress.last_img read more

Stakeholders in the Banking Industry Validate the CIBG Draft Bill

first_imgBy Alhagie FS SoraMembers of the Gambia Bankers Association (GBA) on Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 at the Ocean Bay Hotel in Bakau, held a validation workshop on the Chartered Institute of Bankers of the Gambia (CIBG) Bill 2014.In his welcoming remark, Mr. Mamour Malick Jagne, Executive Secretary of GBA and Registrar of IBG, recalled that what is today called the Gambia Bankers Association has started years ago when there were only three or four banks in the Gambia with their managing directors at the time meeting over lunch periodically to share ideas on the economy, the foreign exchange market, the tourism industry and other areas of common interest. He said “over time, the number of bankers in the country increases rapidly in a relatively short period of time and that the economy became more complex, financial intermediaries deepened and the relationship between the customers and the banks changed in character as competition between the banks grew in intensity.”He added that the outstanding growth in the Gambian banking industry had overstretched the available human capacity in the financial sector.Mr. Jagne said under the circumstance, the managing directors considered that banks should continue to compete but that they should also create a non profit making body to be called the Gambia Bankers Association, hence on the 27th February, 2002 the Registrar General at the Attorney General’s Chambers issued them with the certificate of incorporation “No.112/2002.’’The GBA Executive Director said the step they are about to take is a logical follow up on the commitment of managing directors to train their staff to international standard when this Bill becomes an Act of the National Assembly, adding that Gambians will no longer need to travel overseas to study to become chartered bankers and that students in the sub-region can be attracted to come to the Gambia to undergo this course.Mr. Pa Macoumba Njie, the President of the Gambia Bankers Association and also the Managing Director of Trust Bank Gambia Ltd. (TBL), said the institute is the trading arm of the bankers association of the Gambia and was established in 2010 to provide training in banking and finance in line with international standards and to determine standard knowledge skills to be obtained by persons seeking to become members of the banking profession. In order to meet these objectives, he added, an MOU was signed on 17 January 2011 with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He said the partnership formally mandates the Institute to serve as an examination center and to also help the institution draw from CIBN experience to provide quality education in banking and finance.“The Gambia with only twelve banks operating in the industry will continue to need the professionals,” said the GBA President.Mr. Njie said “the institute is also working towards the amendment of the legal status as a Chartered Institute. The draft bill presented to you was prepared by the legal Adviser of GBA and a board member of IBG, Mr. Omar F, Mbai. This draft was rounded for proper checking and went through all the stakeholders, including the Central Bank of The Gambia, the University of The Gambia, Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, National Training Authority (NTA), the managing directors of all the commercial banks and members of the trustee of the Institute of the Bankers of the Gambia.”He concluded that one of the main objectives of GBA is to develop it into a fully fledged chartered institute for bankers and set it to a level where it will become world class professional training body and a national center for bankers in the Gambia and overseas.Mr. Bernard James Manneh, head of the membership and education department at IBG, thanked the Governor of the Central Bank of the Gambia, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, the Vice Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, permanent secretaries, the GBA President and the chairman of board of trustees of IBG for their support to both the Association and Institute. He also thanked Mr. Mamour Malick Jange, the Registrar of the Institute for his open door policy and ability to provide the necessary and appropriate guidance on how and what to do at every giving stage.]]>last_img read more

Juventus cant afford Pogba or Morata

first_imgJuventus CEO Beppe Marotta has indicated that the club can’t afford to buy either of their former stars Paul Pogba or Alvaro MorataBoth stars played together at Juventus from 2014 to 2016 and together they won the Serie A title on multiple occasions, before Pogba sealed a then-world record transfer of £89.3m to Manchester United and Morata return to Real Madrid in a €30m deal.Currently the duo have struggled at their respective clubs with Pogba regularly being criticised this season for his inconsistent performances. While Morata, now with Chelsea, has only scored one league goal since December and is reportedly discontent with life in London.But, despite their uncertain futures, Marotta told Mediaset that he feels that their market value is now out of their reach.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.“I don’t really believe in players coming back after having gone away, but there are also exceptions.” said Marotta, according to SportsMole.“They are two great professionals who left excellent memories, but the market value that they have reached is a mirage for us.”last_img read more

Mourinho says Pogba should not have been given the goal

first_imgPaul Pogba’s manager at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, claimed the midfielder should not have been given the winning goal against Australia.However, he went on to praise the Frenchman’s ability to finalize – Mourinho is known for having issues with his player on club level. There were rumours earlier this year, claiming their relationship has fallen of a cliff due to the fact that Pogba failed to follow Mourinho’s instructions and to show consistency on the field.“For me, it’s not about the goal. I think it’s an own goal, but it’s the action,” Mourinho said, according to SkySports. “It’s the determination of making it happen.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The majority of French players were too comfortable or not wanting to risk too much, or not confident enough to make things happen. [Kylian] Mbappe didn’t have a great game, nor Ousmane Dembele or Antoine Griezmann.”“The midfield were very positional, Paul didn’t interfere a lot in the game, but then – this action is the action of a No 8.”“That’s what people used to call the box-to-box midfielders. And in this case, that was the action of an attacking part of box-to-box. It’s a pity it wasn’t a clean shot to make it a brilliant goal, but it got them the three points,” Mourinho went on to add.last_img read more

Wilshere I am willing to go abroad

first_imgFree agent Jack Wilshere has revealed that he is willing to consider any offers abroad after his contract at Arsenal officially expired on SaturdayThe England international had previously accepted a deal with the Gunners that would have resulted in lower wages for next season, but he retracted his decision upon learning that his opportunities for regular football would be restricted under new boss Unai Emery.Wilshere has been strongly linked with moves to several Premier League clubs over the past year along with Serie A giants Juventus and AC Milan.“I am willing to go abroad if the right opportunity comes up,” he told Sky Sports.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.“Also, everyone knows I like the Premier League and the battle of it.“It is literally the best thing that comes up and the best opportunity that we will take. I am not really in any rush, today [Saturday] is actually my last day with my contract at Arsenal, so it’s been a bit of a strange day.“I have played 10 years as a professional there and had 17 years at the club. We are looking at things and I am keeping myself fit. So if something does come up I am ready to go.”Since joining Arsenal at the age of nine in 2001, Wilshere made almost 200 first-team appearances for the Gunners and won the FA Cup twice in 2014 and 2015.last_img read more

Sergio Ramos takes swipe at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_imgSergio Ramos has lashed back at Jurgen Klopp as the war of words over last season’s Champions League final continuesReal Madrid captain Ramos made headlines during the game after tangling with Mohamed Salah, who subsequently left the field injuredThe skipper equally collided with Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, who was later found to have suffered a concussion.Liverpool boss Klopp referred to Ramos’ actions as “ruthless and brutal” in an interview over the summer and was again critical of the Spaniard last week.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.In a recent interview ahead of Real’s UEFA Super Cup match against Atletico Madrid in Tallinn on Wednesday, Ramos was asked about these comments.He said: “I have given my opinion on the matter. I have no intention of hurting a player deliberately.“He will be wanting to explain not winning the final, but it’s not the first that he has lost.“Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years – not sure he can say the same. Let Klopp worry about his own players.”last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund bus bomber learned to make it on Google

first_imgIn April 2017, a 29-year-old tried to blow up the team’s bus, but he only wanted to do damage to lower the club’s stock market priceFor 29-year-old Sergej W., the idea to blow up Borussia Dortmund’s bus was simply driven by the desire to make money.The man is being accused of planting and making a bomb that damaged the Bundesliga side team bus on April 2017.According to The Mirror, he hoped to make £3 million on the stock market after the team’s stocks fell because of the attack last year.Asked by judge Peter Windgaetter on how he learned to make the device he simply replied: “I just Googled it.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The defendant said that he was not trying to hurt anybody.“Well I made my explosive weaker, I only used 600 milliliters [20.28 oz].”Footballer Marc Bartra was injured during the incident.A verdict is expected in November in the German courts.last_img read more

Mbappe Kluivert Donnarumma up for Kopa Trophy

first_imgKylian Mbappe leads the way for the 10-man shortlist of the inaugural Kopa TrophyThe Paris Saint-Germain and France superstar will compete with the likes of AS Roma’s Justin Kluivert and AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…France Football magazine, who also oversees the Ballon d’Or award, has announced a 10-man shortlist for the world’s best U-21 player.The judges for the prize will consist of five-time Ballon d’Or winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi along with former recipients Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho and Bobby Charlton.10-man shortlist for Kopa TrophyKylian Mbappe (PSG/France)Justin Kluivert (Roma/Holland)Houssem Aouar (Lyon/France)Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan/Italy)Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/Italy)Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool/England)Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/USA)Amadou Haidara (RB Salzburg/Mali)Ritsu Doan (Groningen/Japan)Rodrygo Goes of Santos (Santos/Brazil)last_img read more

Bierhoff Sanes World Cup omission was good for him

first_imgGermany team manager Oliver Bierhoff suggests that Leroy Sane benefitted from being left out of the nation’s World Cup squadManager Joachim Low made the controversial decision to omit Sane from his final 23-man squad for Germany’s doomed campaign at Russia.This was despite Sane’s standout campaign at Manchester City last season, which saw him win the PFA Young Player of the Year award after helping the club claim a domestic double in breathtaking fashion.However, Bierhoff reckons the World Cup snub may have done Sane good in the end for his development.“The issues with Leroy have been sorted out positively. You see how Leroy is playing. Perhaps it was also a good sign for him,” Bierhoff told The Sun.Premier LeaguePremier 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…“We have said it was a mistake not to take him to the World Cup, because he is a talent. But he felt what it means not to be part of the team.“And we have seen from him in the last few games, since he came back, that he is so motivated and focused on playing well.”On a possible Mesut Ozil Germany comeback, Bierhoff added: “I’m sad how it finished but that chapter is over.”Sane has managed six goals and seven assists in 18 appearances across all competitions for City this season.The 22-year-old even scored his first two goals for Germany in the previous games against Russia and Netherlands.last_img read more