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0Shares0000LONDON, September 16-Didier Drogba has returned to training with Chelsea ahead of a possible first European outing with the club since scoring the winning goal in the 2012 Champions League final.Drogba’s first spell with the Blues ended with him scoring the decisive penalty which defeated Bayern Munich in the final at the Allianz Arena. He has now given manager Jose Mourinho a big boost by returning from injury sooner than expected, showing no ill effects as he trained with the Chelsea squad at their Cobham base on Tuesday.Drogba rejoined Chelsea this summer after a spell at Galatasaray but missed Saturday’s win over Swansea because of an ankle injury which was expected to keep him out of the Group G match against Schalke on Wednesday.Mourinho is likely to start with in-form Diego Costa up front at Stamford Bridge but Drogba may well gain a place on the bench.-Football365.com0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Detroit filled its No. 1 void, acquiring shortstop Edgar Renteria and cash from the Atlanta Braves for two prospects. Shortly after reaching the World Series last season, the Tigers pulled off the first major move when they traded for Gary Sheffield. “The Tigers don’t wait around for the winter meetings, when all the owners and agents get involved,” All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez said. “We got Sheffield early last year and now we got Renteria right away. Renteria, a five-time All-Star, hit .332 with 12 homers and 57 RBIs in 124 games with Atlanta this season. In exchange for the 32-year-old Renteria, Detroit gave up right-hander Jair Jurrjens and minor league outfielder Gorkys Hernandez. Major League Baseball had this message for Alex Rodriguez and agent Scott Boras: Shame on you. Boras announced during Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night that A-Rod was opting out of the final three seasons of his contract with the New York Yankees. The timing left baseball officials livid, which elicited an apology from Boras. “I apologize to the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies and their players, Major League Baseball and its players, and baseball fans everywhere for that interference,” Boras said in a statement. “The teams and players involved deserved to be the focus of the evening and honored with the utmost respect. “The unfortunate result was not my intent, but is solely my fault. I could have handled this situation better, and for that I am truly sorry.” The home run king is looking for a job. Barry Bonds filed for free agency on the first possible day after the World Series ended with Boston’s sweep of the Colorado Rockies. That means the slugger’s tenure with San Francisco is now over. Giants owner Peter Magowan told him last month the club would not bring him back for a 16th season. Yet the 43-year-old Bonds, with 762 career homers, said last week he isn’t ruling out a change of heart by his longtime employer. Police in riot gear cleared several large crowds gathered around Fenway Park early Monday after the Red Sox won their second World Series title in four years. Police said they made 37 arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct. Boston’s sweep of the Colorado Rockies drew better ratings than last season’s World Series, but fell short of previous years. The four games averaged a 10.6 rating, the second-lowest ever, ahead of only the 10.1 in 2006 for the St. Louis Cardinals’ five-game win over the Detroit Tigers. Game 4 on Sunday night attracted a 12.6 rating, up 9 percent from the 11.6 for last year’s Game 2, which was also on a Sunday. Tigers trade for Renteria A-Rod, Boras offend baseball Bonds files for free agency Rockies vow they’re not done 37 arrested Ratings are weak Bush congratulates Red Sox President George W. Bush telephoned Red Sox president Larry Lucchino to congratulate the team on winning their second World Series title in four years. Bush congratulated the team just before players, co-owners and other officials left Denver. He praised the contribution of Texans Josh Beckett and Mike Timlin, Red Sox spokesman John Blake said. Around the league Twins: Center fielder Torii Hunter filed for free agency, immediately becoming one of the most prized players on the market. The Twins have a 15-day window in which they can negotiate exclusively with Hunter, but all signs point to him hitting the open market Nov. 13. … Minnesota has exercised its $6 million option on closer Joe Nathan, ensuring the two-time All-Star will be back for another season in Minnesota. Devil Rays: Claimed left-hander Kurt Birkins off waivers from Baltimore and designated catcher Raul Casanova for assignment. Cardinals: A week after Tony La Russa agreed to a new two-year contract with St. Louis, the team announced that all of his coaches also would be back.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Girardi was the 2006 NL Manager of the Year with Florida, plus he has a pinstriped pedigree. The hard-nosed catcher played on three Yankees teams that won the World Series, served as their bench coach and was a TV announcer this year. Still, spurning Mattingly – who always receives one of the loudest ovations on Old-Timers’ Day – was sure to be compared to another famous Yankees snub: Babe Ruth was never offered the manager’s job he so desperately wanted. Mattingly was the Yankees hitting coach for three years before moving next to Torre this season. Schulte said Mattingly congratulated Girardi and wished him well. A baseball official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal hasn’t been formalized, said General Manager Brian Cashman made the recommendation and it was accepted by the Yankees. The Detroit Tigers made the first splash in baseball’s offseason as they addressed a pressing priority. Again. From news services The New York Yankees picked experience over popularity on Monday, offering the manager’s job to Joe Girardi at the risk of watching Don Mattingly walk away from the franchise. Beloved as team captain, Donnie Baseball was the early favorite to replace Joe Torre and openly coveted the spot. After finding out Monday he didn’t get it, Mattingly told the Yankees he had no interest in returning next year as bench coach or in any other coaching position. “Don was extremely disappointed to learn today that he wasn’t the organization’s choice to fill the managerial vacancy,” Mattingly’s agent, Ray Schulte, said in an e-mail. “Instead, he was informed the organization offered the position to Joe Girardi.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Marco Antonio Firebaugh, the former assemblyman who died last week at age 39, was remembered Monday for his loyalty and integrity in championing the lives of immigrant and low-income families. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez were among 2,000 people gathered for the funeral at the downtown Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. “I loved my dad so much,” his young daughter Ariana tearfully said during an emotional funeral mass. Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Retired state Sen. Richard Polanco said Firebaugh was most proud of his effort to secure in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants. “It was Marco’s gift to the community. That singular achievement has fundamentally changed the lives of immigrant students of our state,” said Polanco, a longtime friend of Firebaugh. “He’s a guy who knew how to get things done. When he had to be tough, he knew how to be tough, but he had a very warm heart and a very fulfilling life at his young age,” Nunez said. Friends vowed to continue the legacy of the South Gate Democrat, who was born in Tijuana and grew up poor while being raised by a single mother. “When you think that his young life is over, it is pretty painful,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said told KNBC-TV. “This is a young man who is idealistic, who wanted to change the world, who was an immigrant to this country and never forgot his roots.” Firebaugh missed the end of the 2003 legislative session while battling a serious liver problem. He died at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center on March 21 from influenza and liver failure. As assemblyman from 1998 to 2004, Firebaugh led the California Latino Legislative Caucus and championed bills to improve the lives of immigrant and low-income families. He was majority floor leader for two years. Firebaugh was running for the 30th Senate District in southeastern Los Angeles County when he died. Also on the June 6 ballot are assemblymen Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk. Among Firebaugh’s most significant accomplishments was writing a 2002 law that allowed some illegal immigrants to attend California universities while paying in-state fees. Firebaugh also wrote legislation to provide money for low-income communities most affected by air pollution.
Industry analysts say the people delaying truck purchases fall into two categories: those like Wright who use pickups primarily for work and those who use pickups as their personal vehicles. Most sales are for personal use, and analysts say that with $3 per gallon gasoline, many of those customers are leaving the market for more fuel-efficient vehicles. “The customers who don’t have a need for the product have opted for something else,” said Tom Libby, senior director of industry analysis for J.D. Power and Associates. So the Big Three, which rely more on trucks for profits than their foreign competitors, are likely to face more hard times as truck demand softens even further in the second half of the year, analysts say. Nearly 32 percent of Ford’s sales came from pickup trucks through July of this year, the highest percentage in the industry, according to Autodata Corp. GM’s was 25 percent, while Toyota’s was at 11.5 percent. Kip Penniman, an analyst with KDP Investment Advisors in Montpelier, Vt., predicted that Ford would be particularly hard-hit later in the year as GM and Toyota come out with brand-new pickups that could cut into the F-series’ market share. “If they don’t do something with the pickup trucks, which is their bread and butter, these guys are just gonna see some very sharp distress over the next several years until they finally turn around,” Penniman said. Ford’s own take on pickups isn’t as dire. Ben Poore, marketing manager of Ford’s truck group, said the market already is starting to stabilize, even though it has lost some buyers who don’t need pickups for work. “As people get used to and re-calibrate to the gas price, they tend to come back into the pickup market,” he said. Poore said while home building and the general economy may be down in some regions, it’s booming in others, so the demand for pickups should remain strong. He disagrees that new products will cut into the F-Series’ sales, saying that Ford actually gained share when Nissan Motor Co. entered the full-size pickup market. It’s customers like Wright, though, who also bring hope to industry executives. No matter what happens to fuel prices or the economy, Wright and thousands of others will someday have to replace their trucks. “I have to have a truck for what I do,” said Wright, who hauls tools and other work supplies in the bed. “I would not think of anything else.” Some analysts expect the pickup market to stabilize later this year, and they don’t see a day where cars supplant trucks as the top-selling models in America. “Large pickups certainly haven’t boomed this year,” GM Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said in a recent interview. “From our experience, they’ve held in there pretty well,” he said, adding that GM is in the final months of selling relatively old models. “That segment seems to be a little more robust to the fuel economy prices than maybe the large SUVs are.” Still, some analysts are predicting more turbulence for the Big Three as the market continues to shift to smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles. If gasoline stays high, manufacturers who rely on pickups and SUVs will continue to suffer, said Ken Bernhardt, professor of marketing at Georgia State University in Atlanta. “Let’s say I’d rather be Honda and Toyota than Ford and GM if gas prices stay at $3 or higher,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CLINTON, Mich. – Tom Wright’s dark-blue GMC Sierra Extended Cab pickup is 12 years old, but so far he’s dismissed any thought of replacing it. Although it has 165,000 miles on it, Wright says times are a little too slow in the carpentry business to replace the truck, which he uses for work and to haul around his family. Much to the detriment of Detroit’s Big Three, people like Wright are delaying truck purchases, cutting into profits and forcing Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group to idle some assembly lines. Pickup sales overall are off 15.7 percent in the first seven months of the year from the same time last year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSales of Ford’s F-series pickups, the highest-selling vehicles in the nation, are down 12.3 percent. The No. 2 seller, the Chevrolet Silverado, is off 20.1 percent as the company changes production to a new model. Dodge’s Ram line is down 11.7 percent. Last week, Ford announced that it would cut production by 168,000 vehicles, or 21 percent, in the fourth quarter to bring supply back in line with growing inventories. GM already has cut vehicle production by 7 percent to 8 percent in the third quarter, and Chrysler on Wednesday said it would cut production in the fourth quarter by an unspecified amount. The company already announced a 10 percent cut in third-quarter production, mostly in trucks and sport utility vehicles. Wright, 45, who lives near Clinton, a village about 60 miles southwest of Detroit, says he gets mailings from his dealer telling him it’s time to buy. But as long as the Sierra remains dependable and the economy remains uncertain, he’ll keep it. “I just have a hard time justifying $30,000 for a new truck right now to replace this one,” he said while installing new windows in a downtown building. “There’s no sense in spending the money right now, the way I look at it.”
TOP WORK targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Speaking about Maguire’s impending Old Trafford move on talkSPORT 2, Clarke said: “He is overpriced by around £25m at least, if not more than that.“I see him as a good defender, but I certainly don’t see him as a great defender.“I’d even argue that Jonny Evans, the man Manchester United disposed of and the man he was partnering last year at Leicester, is a better defender than Harry Maguire.” LATEST TRANSFER NEWS AND GOSSIP Harry Maguire is set to become a Manchester United player Getty Images – Getty REVEALED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 three-way race moving on 2 getty Manchester United’s incoming new £80million signing Harry Maguire isn’t even the best defender at Leicester City, according to Adrian Clarke.The England international finally looks set to complete his dream move to Old Trafford, after the Red Devils agreed to pay a world-record fee for a defender to land the 26-year-old. United have been chasing Maguire’s signature for more than 12 months, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to strengthen his back-four even before Eric Bailly was sidelined for up to five months after knee surgery.And on Friday Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed the deal has been done, describing the soon to be completed transfer as ‘an incredible piece of business’.But former Arsenal midfielder Clarke believes Jonny Evans, Maguire’s centre-back partner at the King Power Stadium, is a better defender.The 31-year-old Northern Irishman, who impressed for the Foxes last season, was sold by Manchester United to West Brom for £8m back in 2015. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Jonny Evans was sold by Manchester United to West Brom for £8m in 2015, and then joined Leicester in 2018 for just £3.5m Maguire’s long-awaited transfer is expected to be announced this week, before Thursday’s deadline, and Rodgers praised the 26-year-old’s conduct throughout this summer’s saga.“He’s a top-class player, a special player and a good man,” said the Foxes manager.“He knows there’s been interest and he’s been super professional.”
Share This!Hard-ticket events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are tremendous fun for people of all ages, but they do come with a considerable financial cost. Before plunking down the hundreds of dollars to take your family to these after-hours extra events, here’s four questions that parents should ask themselves.1. Would my child enjoy this?Ask anyone who has seen a child melt down over a sandwich being cut the wrong direction and you know that kids can be VERY opinionated about what they like and don’t like, even if it doesn’t make sense to you. While your kid might enjoy trick or treating around the neighborhood, are they okay with a parade with dancing gravediggers? Will the sight of Santa send your little one into screams of anything but joy? If your child doesn’t like cookies, does an event like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party where cookies are a primary treat cut into some of the value of the event? You’re paying a premium for holiday-themed experiences, and so if your child won’t be cool with those holidays, there’s no sense in paying the extra for it.©Rikki Niblett2. Can my child stay awake?These parties are all nighttime events, and that’s late even for some adults. If you stay to the end of the event, you’re looking at midnight or later–and then you still have to get them back to their bed at home or hotel. If your child is guaranteed to be asleep by 8:00 p.m., you have a choice of either making them stay up (which can lead to a cranky kid) or paying for a ticket for a child who won’t partake in the festivities.3. Am I okay losing a park day?If you are attending this event as part of your theme park vacation, you will likely lose an entire day of theme park time to accommodate this event. The day of the event you will likely want to skip doing a full day in the parks, either coming back for an afternoon nap or relaxing in the morning before heading to the parks. The morning after, if you aren’t getting back to your hotel room until 1:00 a.m., odds are better than not that rope dropping a theme park a few hours later won’t happen.Photo by – Kent Phillips4. Would the money be better spent elsewhere?Think long and hard about what it is you hope to achieve from going to these events. If you’re looking to just see characters (and aren’t too particular about which characters you see), a character dining experience might fit into your schedule better. Want an amazing fireworks experience? What about a fireworks cruise or dessert party? Special treats? You can buy a lot of cupcakes for $100. Think about how much you are spending and ask yourself what makes most sense for your family’s preferences.Are there any other questions you ask yourself before spending the money on these hard-ticket events? Let us know what considerations you have in the comments.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ConclusionIt’s a shame that Chrome OS and Microsoft‘s forthcoming ServiceOS (formerly known as gazelle) are getting most the attention right now. There are many other exciting projects in the works. Cloud OSes could be an exciting are to watch if the smaller players can gain traction and challenge the big guys. Meanwhile, if you want an ultra-light web-centric operating system, there are plenty to choose from today.Lead photo by Michael Roper Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market klint finley EasyPeasyEasyPeasy started life Ubuntu Eee, but changed its name after Canonical complained. As the original name suggests, EasyPeasey was first designed for use with Asus Eee PCs. However, the OS now supports other hardware as well. It’s focused on low power consumption, providing wireless support out of the box and small screen optimization. In addition to the interface shown below, users can optionally turn on a more Gnome-like interface. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing PeppermintPeppermint is a fork of Lubuntu that incorporates Mozilla Prism and configuration files from Linux Mint (hence the name Peppermint). The goal of Peppermint is to create an easy to use Linux-based cloud operating system. You can read our previous coverage of Peppermint here. MeeGoMeeGo is Linux-based mobile operating system based on the Qt framework. It’s the result of the merging of Nokia‘s Maemo and Intel‘s Moblin. Unlike the other operating systems mentioned here, there are versions of MeeGo designed for handsets, tablets and vehicles. However, unlike the others, Meego can’t run standard Linux applications. Our previous coverage of MeeGo is here. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting gOS CloudgOS, an older lightweight Linux operating system vendor, launched its gOS Cloud operating system way back in 2008. Our coverage is here. Google announced Chrome OS in 2009, promising the cloud-centric operating system would be available in 2010. Unfortunately, it will be next year before Chrome OS is widely available, Engadget confirmed this week. Google may release its own Chrome OS netbook next month, and there are already experimental builds available based on the Chromium OS source code. But if you don’t want to wait for a finished, supported cloud-centric OS there are several you can download today.JolicloudJolicloud, based on the Chromium browser, is one of the most talked about cloud-based operating systems thus far. And considering that it’s based on the same browser, it’s the one that’s most clearly analogous to the Chrome OS. Jolicloud supports over 700 web applications.Jolicloud was one of our top 100 web products last year. You can read more of our coverage of Jolicloud here.
CCH Tax Day ReportColorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has announced that a proposal that would triple the taxes on a pack of cigarettes will be on the ballot this November. Initiative No. 143, if passed, would amend Colorado’s constitution so that beginning January 1, 2017, the tax on cigarettes would increase from 84¢ per pack to $2.59 per pack, while the tax on other tobacco products would increase by 22% of the manufacturers’ list price.Press Release, Colorado Secretary of State, August 22, 2016
Paleontologists would love to use DNA to study the evolution of long-extinct animals, but genetic material is much too fragile to last very long. Now, scientists have tapped a related, sturdier source of molecular information by studying proteins in fossilized bone. Two bison bones more than 55,000 years old have yielded the first complete amino acid sequences from a fossil, and researchers think the same technique could work for much older specimens.Biochemist Christina Nielsen-Marsh of the University of Newcastle, U.K., and her colleagues borrowed a technique used to analyze modern genetic material and applied it to bison bones recovered from the permafrost of Siberia and Alaska. In the December issue of Geology, the team members report that they isolated a protein called osteocalcin from the bones and recovered the first intact amino acid sequences from an ancient specimen. Because the protein sequence is directly related to the DNA code, the team says that comparing protein sequences–like comparing DNA sequences–is an approach that can be used to determine degrees of relatedness between species and to decipher how ancient animals evolved.In addition, proteins have distinct advantages over DNA, says Nielsen-Marsh. Osteocalcin is bound tightly to minerals in the bone, which makes them very stable. Although DNA can survive only up to 100,000 years and is rarely found in useful quantities in specimens even half that old, the team has found measurable amounts of osteocalcin in 120,000-year-old bones. Nielsen-Marsh estimates that the proteins might survive as long as 10 million years. Their stability makes osteocalcin more likely to endure warmer, harsher environments as well. 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By providing an alternative to DNA, osteocalcin could expand the range of specimens that can be used to test evolutionary hypotheses, he says.Related siteFossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry, University of Newcastle