United heartbreaker!

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): In one of the most entertaining matches of the English Premier League, Manchester United squandered a two-goal lead, went back in front through an exquisite 79th-minute shot from Wayne Rooney and then conceded a 90th-minute goal to draw at Newcastle 3-3 yesterday. “It feels like a defeat,” said Louis Van Gaal, whose side slipped to sixth. “We have given it away.” A positive for United was the performance of Rooney, who scored twice, set up the other goal by Jesse Lingard, and put in an impressive all-round performance. Goals by Georginio Wijnal-dum and Aleksandar Mitrovic, also from a penalty, brought Newcastle level from 0-2 down. With seconds left of regulation time, United failed to clear, and Paul Dummett advanced from left back to fire in a fierce shot from the edge of the area that deflected into the top corner. “It is the best feeling in the world,” the Newcastle-born Dummett said. Last-place Aston Villa collected their first win since the opening day, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 courtesy of a goalkeeping error by Wayne Hennessey. Also, West Ham came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1, with Enner Valencia scoring twice, and fit-again playmaker Dimitri Payet scoring the other goal for the visitors. West Ham moved into fifth place, above Man United.last_img read more

Living Fossils Found in Space

first_imgA type of galaxy that should have only existed long ago is alive and well nearby, astronomers from Swinburne University are claiming.  “The Swinburne researchers have likened the galaxies to the ‘living dinosaurs’ or Wollemi Pines of space – galaxies you just wouldn’t expect to find in today’s world,” said Science Daily.    Very turbulent galaxies were thought to represent early stages in the evolution of our universe, the article claimed.  Something’s wrong, then.  “Their existence has changed our ideas about how star formation is fuelled and understanding star formation is important,“ Professor Karl Glazeburg said.  “Just look at the Big Bang, which is how we all got here.”Maybe that is how he got here, but the rest of us think we got here by design.  Prof. Glazeburg and the biological Darwinists lose credibility when data that should have falsified their notions get recast in new rhetorical schemes, like “living fossils” – a contradiction in terms.  If they’re alive, maybe they were never dead as long as claimed.  Would you trust an antique dealer who guaranteed that a certain grandfather clock was only made in 1789, but then you find a Sony part number on the back, and he exclaims, “Well, I’ll be darned!  A living fossil!”?  Then why do we grant the time of day to these evolutionary salesmen?  A lot of things have gone terribly wrong with their scenarios, but they never repent, never come clean, never admit they have no idea what they are talking about.  So when you read that the universe “likes to form galaxies similar to the Milky Way” (Science Daily) or that rapid star formation was a teenybopper thing (PhysOrg), have a little skepticism, OK?  Data are one thing; interpretations are something else; cute stories are sales gimmicks.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Can Google Sell Any Nexus Tablets Without Retail Stores?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dan frommer Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Google’s Nexus tablets are supposed to be credible competitors to Apple’s iPads and Amazon’s Kindle Fires. And they’re actually selling pretty well — approaching 1 million sales a month, Google’s partner Asustek recently told the WSJ.But it should be a lot easier to discover, try, and buy them. For example: Why aren’t there any Google Nexus stores? Tablets are becoming mainstream, but the easiest way to fall in love with one is to experience it in person.Apple’s retail stores have been a huge, famous success for the company, entertaining about a million visitors per day last quarter. Apple doesn’t disclose how many iPads it sells in its retail stores, but last quarter, Apple sold 1.1 million Macs at its 390 stores, or about 23% of all Macs sold worldwide. I wouldn’t be surprised if at least 2 or 3 million iPads were sold in Apple stores during the same period — if not more. With the iPad mini about to launch, Apple stores should see record traffic this quarter. And you can’t buy a Nexus anything there.Microsoft, to its credit, is launching 32 pop-up shops in the U.S. and Canada for its Surface tablet this holiday season. My first and only experience so far with the Surface was by accident — at one of these booths in New York’s Time Warner Center last weekend — while I was picking up hurricane supplies at Whole Foods. I didn’t buy one, but I know where to go back and play with one when I have more time. The Surface is far from a sure thing, but Microsoft’s investment in these pop-up stores is smart.Barnes & Noble retail stores, likewise, deserve most of the credit for the Nook’s success so far. And Amazon — the e-commerce king — even distributes its Kindle devices in some retail stores, especially in the U.S.Google even knows how to build a fun in-person experience: Its Android booth at Mobile World Congress — photo above — is always a huge hit, including free smoothies and a slide. There were some Chromebook stands. And its offices are famous for their creature comforts.Google Nexus shops could actually be cool, and might help drive meaningful Nexus tablet sales. So where are they?This article originally appeared onSplatF with Dan Frommer.last_img read more

A Fan Club in Kolkata celebrates Messis birthday

first_imgKolkata, Jun 24 (PTI) Far away from his home town Rosario, Lionel Messis 30th birthday was celebrated with much fanfare at a club here in the football-crazy city. A 65-pound cake of five feet length and three feet in width resembling a football pitch was cut by the Argentina Football Fan Club at Gaguly Bagan in South Kolkata and members also distributed football and sweets in nearby areas. “The aim is to promote the sport and encourage kids to take up football,” secretary of the club Uttam Saha said. They have been celebrating Messis birthday since 2006 when the Argentine made his debut. “Im also regular at the World Cups since 2006 and kept celebrating his birthdays since then,” Saha said. PTI TAP ATK ATKlast_img