Wenger: Blues defeat galvanised us

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits the humiliating 6-0 defeat at Chelsea was one of the lowest points of his career, but also feels it helped spark a remarkable recovery to end the season in FA Cup glory at Wembley. “It was a massive, massive disappointment, but on the other hand I must say that afterwards we showed great strength,” said Wenger, who marked 18 years at Arsenal earlier this week. “The way we responded until the end of the season would not have happened at many clubs. “I will never forget that day, but was very proud with how we responded.” Wenger continued: “It was the lowest point of the season. When we lost 8-2 at Old Trafford (in August 2011) we had no team on the day, with nobody at the back, so that was explainable. “The players will want to put things right after last season and will be up for it on the day.” Wenger maintains there is no reason why his team – who thumped Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night – should not be confident of getting a positive result this time around. “In life you must always think you are there to change what happened before, or you are fatalistic,” said Wenger. “A competitive guy is somebody who wants to make history and change what happened before. Wenger’s 1,000th match in charge turned into a nightmare at Stamford Bridge last season, when the Gunners were 3-0 down inside 17 minutes and had Kieran Gibbs sent off. Although the final 6-0 scoreline was tough to take, it also proved a turning point for Arsenal, who won their final five Barclays Premier League matches to secure fourth-place and then came from behind to beat Hull in the FA Cup final, so ending a nine-season trophy drought. “We have an opportunity to do that. What counts is the performance on the day.” Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas moved to Chelsea from Barcelona before the World Cup. Arsenal held first option on the 27-year-old, who had left to rejoin his boyhood club for £30million in August 2011 having come of age under Wenger’s guidance after arriving in north London as a raw teenager. The Gunners boss insists there should be no animosity between either party. “I don’t see why he should not be happy with Arsenal or with me. We influenced his life in a positive way, that is what we are about. The most important thing is that he is happy,” Wenger said. “I always understood that he could go back to Barcelona, because he is from Barcelona. “It didn’t go as well as he imagined it, certainly, because I felt that when he goes back to Barcelona he will finish his career there or come back to Arsenal. “It was the fact that he left Barcelona much earlier than everybody expected. Why? I don’t know, he can explain that much better.” Fabregas has impressed in Chelsea’s new-look set-up this season alongside Nemanja Matic and helped provide a supply line for in-form striker Diego Costa. Wenger, though, is not surprised. “Cesc has always been a great player, look at the number of assists he had with us, it has not changed, even at Barcelona it has not changed,” the Arsenal boss said. “That was always the strength of his game and if you look at the number of assists he has had this season, it is like it was before.” Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgSt. Eunan’s GAA club have announced they’ve secured a three-year sponsorship deal with the Orchard Inn, Letterkenny. The Orchard Inn will be the sponsors for the club’s Under 21 team’s for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons.The team are the current Under 21 County Champions and will compete in the Ulster Club Championship Semi-Final this Sunday February 1st at 2pm. With players on the County Under 21 team and the majority of players underage again this year, there is strong hope for continued success for this talented bunch of players.The club would like to sincerely thank Mr. Paddy Crossan and the Orchard Inn for their kind sponsorship of the team.Mr. Crossan is pictured making a presentation to the players and management, together with club Chairman Cathal Greene and Treasurer Niall Doherty ahead of Sunday’s game.  GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S ANNOUNCE THREE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR THEIR U21 SIDE was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANoticesSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

EVA Air’s flying chairman

first_imgNo mere paint job, new aircraft liveries tell a tale. They’re the public-facing reflection of an airline’s identity and aspirations. That’s the case with EVA Air, the expansive Taiwanese carrier. It just took delivery of its 22nd Boeing 777-300ER at Paine Field, Everett, Washington State.“We just did some adjustment,” says EVA President Austin Cheng. The new paint scheme is less cluttered, less busy than the old one. Gone are the big, bold letters on the side of the fuselage advertising that the aircraft is, indeed, a 777-300ER. Vanished are the orange swooshes. “We made it simpler,” says Cheng. The straight horizon line (the line bisecting the bottom of the aircraft from the top) is absent on this big Boeing leased from Air Lease Corporation. That line’s been replaced by more of an aerodynamic curve.It will take a while for the new paint scheme to start showing up on the rest of the EVA fleet.Along with the rollout of a new exterior scheme comes an interior change: new boarding music composed by renowned Asian composer Ricky Ho. Sweeping and soulful, the music mirrors the distinct white compass on the vertical stabilizer (vertical tail) of the aircraft. The idea is to prep passengers with a visual image of a worldwide airline before reinforcing the message with music as they enter the cabin. That cabin was recently revamped to include an upgraded three-class layout.The passenger part of EVA’s overall package earned the carrier a seven-star ranking from this website, the highest you can get.If the style is sleek, the substance of no-longer-under-the-radar EVA Air is focused squarely on safety. In this category too the airline earned seven stars.Safety starts at the top, in the left seat of a B777 occupied by EVA Air Chairman K.W. Chang. And he’s not in the pilot-in-command’s seat for a marketing photo-op. He’s a rated B777 captain, the person who flies B-16725 (the aircraft’s registration number) on to Taipei after all the pre-flight ceremonies.“Most chairmen are financial people,” smiles Chang. “Everybody talks about safety, but we really understand [it].”Chang is a true believer in CRM—cockpit resource management. CRM, when it works right, helps ensure the crew flies the airplane in a coordinated, mutually supportive fashion. Concrete communication is key here, a sometimes culture-defying interaction that allows a junior co-pilot to tell a senior captain, when they’re about to a mistake. Up front, behind those locked cockpit doors CRM is king—at least on the airlines that understand its importance. “We want to make sure everybody understands [CRM],” says Chang, “the principles behind it, not just the letter of the law.”The challenge, of course, is ensuring as EVA grows those principles remain strong. By the end of 2016 the airline plans to have added seven more 777-300ERs and six more A321-200s, the latter for shorter-range regional flights. By that time the green and white fleet will sport more than 80 aircraft.One way Chang intends to scale up safety as the airline expands is by keeping the principle that pilots should fly no more than one aircraft type. That way, the chairman says, “They become specialists on the aircraft.”Chang should know. This decidedly un-desk-bound airline executive doesn’t confine his time in the left-hand seat to ferry flights. He’s not a captain in name only. He pilots regularly-scheduled passenger flights “probably two or three times per month.”It’s an uncommon approach to the airline business that makes considerable common sense.EVA Air has also committed to be 24 Boeing 787-10s..last_img read more

Looking back on Ty’s top parody music videos

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our own Ty Higgins is moving on from Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal to become the new director of media relations for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Though we will miss him going forward, we are excited to see what he will bring in his new capacity at the Farm Bureau.Ty is known for a lot of things at Ohio Ag Net, but he has especially put his signature on parody music videos and changing the lyrics to timely, agricultural topics.Here are what we think are his top “fun” videos. We hope you enjoy!Ohio State Fan Mows Script Ohio Into Michigan Fan’s YardShow Kids Got Their White Pants On (A Dairy Parody)I Still Think My Jacket’s Sexy (Produced by Ty)Rain Is A Big Pain (Parody Song)The #Plant16 SongSome Farmers Just Need A Drink – A #Plant17 Parody SongWhere Corn Don’t Go (A Harvest Parody)Kernals on the Cob (A Crop Tour Parody)I Just Want to Plant (A #Plant18 Parody Song)last_img read more

YouTube Takes Filmmakers Straight to Video When Others Won’t

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Just to put the numbers into perspective, with its recent earnings from entering the online movie rental business, YouTube couldn’t even afford one minimum-wage, full-time employee. But it’s not a bad start, nonetheless, and the best news may be for the filmmakers themselves.When YouTube announced the move two weeks ago, we mused over whether or not people would be willing to pay for content, as is always the question. For a relatively quick, quiet test campaign, we would venture that YouTube certainly outpaced Newsday, with its 35 online subscribers.…A Whpoping $10,709.16The initial test, which ran for a brief 10 days, raked in $10,709.16 according to the New York Times’ Bits Blog. It featured five independent films pulled from the ranks of Sundance Film Festival, which received 2,684 views at $3.99 a piece. The 10-day test run was just the beginning, YouTube said on its blog, as the company will start to offer videos for rent “across different industries, including health and education … in the weeks ahead.” According to the company’s original announcement, content partners “can decide the price of their videos and the rental duration; they can decide when and where their content is available; and they can keep 100% of their rights.” This led us, of course, to wonder how much of a cut YouTube takes from the deal?While $10,000 is chump change for a company like Google-owned YouTube, that, or even one-fifth, is anything but for the independent filmmaker – especially for a distribution deal that retains all of your rights and decision-making abilities. YouTube Gets Into the Distribution BusinessWe spoke with Chris Dale, a spokesman for YouTube, and he told us that he couldn’t confirm the exact details of the revenue split, but would say that the content provided kept anywhere from 51% of the revenue to more than that. To quote him directly, he said that “the majority of the revenue share goes to the content partner.”While that may make it sound potentially less appealing, he did point out that this is an opportunity for distribution, on the filmmakers terms – something most filmmakers are unlikely to run across during an entire career.“In 2009, out of 9,000 films sent to Sundance, only 53 got distribution deals,” Dale said. “That tops out at only a .6% success rate. Given that, it’s important for filmmakers to have other options at their fingertips.”We tend to agree. He said that the filmmaker can decide on the pricing, ranging anywhere from 99 cents to around $20, but again wouldn’t confirm anything further on the split. The deal gives filmmakers a reputable locale to offer their product and a potential for income as well as exposure. We think this could provide an interesting outlet for smaller filmmakers who can’t afford the expenses of DVD distribution deals. It also puts YouTube in a good spot, both providing these filmmakers with an outlet, as they’ve always done, while providing them a source of income. mike melanson Tags:#news#web last_img read more

Tea for the Heart!

first_imgVitamin B1 (Thiamine)1.279mg85.00% Total Fat0.65g1.00% CC Flickr by Autan What have you done? June 4, 2007by Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDNA few weeks ago while having lunch with the Nutrition and Wellness Team, I drank my first glass of iced hibiscus tea.  I was exclaiming how delicious when the team reminded me of the health benefits we learned about in the webinar Phytonutrients and Cardiovascular disease.Hibiscus or Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) is a tropical plant that has been used for food and medical purposes in Asia, Africa and several regions of South America. The HS flower or calyces are used as a food ingredient in salads, beverages and jams and food color. The flower contains a high concentration of flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds such as anthocyanins. The active ingredients are extracted with cold or boiling water. The plant also contains minerals, such as calcium and iron, and vitamins, such as niacin, riboflavin, and vitamin C. Oil from the seeds has an anti-infection effect.A recent study by McKay, et.al. demonstrated that three servings of hibiscus tea per day were effective at reducing blood pressure in pre- and mildly hypertensive adults.  In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 65 pre- and mildly hypertensive adults, age 30–70 y, not taking blood pressure (BP)-medications, were served either three servings, 240 mL servings per day of brewed hibiscus tea or placebo beverage for six weeks. The group receiving the hibiscus tea lowered systolic blood pressure (SBP).  Participants with a higher SBP at baseline showed a greater response to the hibiscus tea.Many studies have shown that the active compounds found in HS may help to prevent diseases such as cancer, inhibit inflammatory process, promote diuretic activity, modulate the formation of adipose cells, decrease serum cholesterol, control diabetes mellitus, lower blood pressure, reduce kidney problems, among others.Nutritional Benefits of Hibiscus Tea: Calories37N/A Vitamin C18.4mg31.00% Total Omega-318mgN/A Total Omega-618mgN/A Fiber0.3g1.00% Iron8.64mg48.00% NutrientAmountDaily Value Protein0.43g1.00% Total Carbohydrates7.41g2.00% Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.099mg6.00% Vitamin A296IU6.00% You can purchase hibiscus tea ready to brew or make you own tea using the flower.  Dried hibiscus flowers are available in many grocery stores, or you can order them online.  Below are some recipes but there are many others available, and you may have your own.http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-cold-brew-jamaica-hibiscus-iced-tea-recipes-from-the-kitchn-192433http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/michael-chiarello/hibiscus-tea-recipehttp://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/hibiscus-juice-recipehttp://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-cold-brew-jamaica-hibiscus-iced-tea-recipes-from-the-kitchn-192433Let’s drink some hibiscus tea for good health!What is your favorite recipe for hibiscus?  References:McKay, D. L., Chen, C-Y. O., Saltzman, E., Blumberg, J.B. Hibiscus Sabdariffa L. Tea (Tisane) Lowers Blood Pressure in Prehypertensive and Mildly Hypertensive Adults1–4 J. Nutr. 140: 298–303, 2010. file:///C:/Users/roballen/Documents/MFLN/phytonutrients/J.%20Nutr.-2010-McKay-298-303.pdfMojica, L., Rui, L., deMejia, E. G. Hibiscus sabdariffa L.: Phytochemical Composition and Nutraceutical Properties. ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2012. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2012-1109.ch017http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/food-trends-hibiscushttp://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/hibiscus-tea-benefitsThis blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Canon 5D RAW & Magic Lantern Hack Roundup

first_imgPush the limits of your Canon 5D DSLR! We’ve rounded up the best comparison tests between the default Canon 5D Mark III settings and the Magic Lantern RAW hack.The new hack Magic Lantern hack update takes the recording ability of the Canon 5D Mark II and III DSLR cameras and kicks it into overdrive!  Since its release, the online pro photo/video community has been abuzz about what this update means for the future of DSLR video.In recent years, the Canon 5D Mark III has become the benchmark in DSLR video shooting.  However, the camera outputs video in a compressed codec, H.264.  With the introduction of this Magic Lantern hack, you can now continuously shoot RAW video with the 5D Mark III, putting it on the same playing field as other top-of-the-line RAW shooters like RED and Blackmagic Cinema Camera.  Uncompressed RAW is optimal because of increased dynamic range and greater resolution.To start shooting RAW you’ll need to install the hack on your Canon DSLR.  So how do you install Magic Lantern? Follow this video tutorial by Kraig Adams:Many DSLR video shooters are updating to this newest version Magic Lantern…and some have shared their findings with the ‘net.  In the following videos you’ll see early comparison and test footage shot with the Magic Lantern hack.  We think the results are pretty significant, don’t you?Magic Lantern Test by Cinema5DCanon 5D Mark III Continuous Raw Video w/ Magic Lantern by Andrew ReidCanon 5D mark III RAW vs. Blackmagic Cinema Camera RAW by Cinema5DMagic Lantern – Raw Video Workflow Tutorial by Neumannfilms14-Bit RAW on Canon 5D Mark III vs. Factory Default vs. GH3 by Saad Rabia5D Mark II Raw DNG Continuous Recording at 720P by Walk/Humbly Filmslast_img read more

Malaika wants to maintain her CWG form

first_imgMalaika Goel (left) won the silver medal in the 10m air pistol at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.As a child, Malaika Goel was not scared of arms and ammunition. The daughter of a police officer, weapons were nothing new for her. But it was only after she saw Heena Sidhu shoot to glory in various events on television that the young girl from Ludhiana decided to take the plunge into the world of shooting.”My father never brought guns to the house, but I had often seen them. So, I was not at all scared when I held my first gun,” the Commonwealth Games silver medallist in women’s 10m air pistol told Mail Today.Malaika, who beat her idol Heena in Glasgow, couldn’t do much in the junior event at the ISSF World Championships in Granada, Spain, last week. But 16-year-old Malaika feels she can put up a good show in the Incheon Asian Games.”I don’t believe in setting prefixed goals. Winning silver in the Commonwealth Games has given me immense confidence. Since I have performed well in Glasgow, I am confident of performing well in Incheon too,” she said. “My target is to get better. So, I usually don’t think about the colour of the medal. It is about giving my best and the results will follow.”The shooter, who took up the sport in 2008 when she was just 10, says winning the Glasgow silver was special, but not beating former World No.1 Heena, who finished seventh.”I have known Heena didi for some time now. So, if I was to pick a special moment between winning silver or beating my idol, I would say winning the silver medal was more special for me,” she said with a laugh. Unlike other teenagers, Malaika is not a fan of social networking sites and prefers to stick to sports even in her leisure time.advertisement”I have always been a sportsperson. Besides shooting, I like swimming, badminton and football. Ever since I took up shooting, it has become my life,” she added. Her mother Amarpreet makes sure she travels everywhere with Malaika, the youngest member of India’s shooting squad.”Having mom besides me is always an advantage. In 2012, when I travelled for my first international event, I was just 14 years old and had never travelled independently. I needed my mother and ever since she has been accompanying me to all the events,” Malaika said. “Being the youngest in the squad, my seniors also take good care. They keep giving advice on the do’s and don’ts.”[email protected]last_img read more

a month ago​Newcastle boss Bruce: I understand Benitez tactics

first_img​Newcastle boss Bruce: I understand Benitez tacticsby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce is beginning to understand why Rafa Benitez played a specific way at the club.Bruce took on a difficult job at Newcastle this summer, taking over from the very popular Benitez after the Spaniard could not agree a new contract.The Magpies drew 0-0 against Brighton, and were booed by their own fans at half time and full time in the clash.”Listen, whoever we are playing in the Premier League, we’ve got no divine right to beat Watford or Brighton so we all know they are going to be difficult games and that’s what the Premier League is but certainly if we are going to win games, we are going to have to play better and be better with the ball and without it,” Bruce told reporters after the game.”Today, in the first half in particular, we weren’t good enough either and left ourselves open and it’s pretty evident to me after being here eight weeks of why we can’t open up. “If we do that, we’re going to find it a struggle like we did in the first half. It wasn’t until we closed shop a little bit, even at home, that maybe got us a point.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more