Chelsea were on the back foot for most of the first half of the Champions League final in Munich.Bayern winger Arjen Robben, playing against his former club, was unlucky not to score when he burst into the box and saw his shot deflected up onto the bar by keeper Petr Cech.The Blues were given another scare nine minutes before the interval, when Diego Contento’s left-wing cross was volleyed wide by Mario Gomez.Keeper Manuel Neuer was then finally called into action at the other end, producing a save at his near post to keep out an effort from Salomon Kalou.But Bayern continued to threaten – and Gomez missed two more chances to put them ahead, first failing to connect properly with Franck Ribery’s mis-hit shot and then blazing high and wide after smartly turning away from Gary Cahill.Centre-backs Cahill and David Luiz were both been passed fit and there was also a starting place for Ryan Bertrand.The return of Cahill and Luiz is a massive boost for the Blues, who are without suspended defenders John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic.By yesterday it was increasingly clear that interim boss Roberto Di Matteo was planning to include Bertrand, who is making his European debut.Primarily a left-back, Bertrand was deployed in a wide midfield role, giving his team added defensive cover against Bayern’s dangerous right-sided combination of Robben and Philipp Lahm.Didier Drogba is leading the line for Chelsea up front, with Fernando Torres among the substitutes.Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Kalou, Mikel, Lampard, Bertrand, Mata, Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Romeu, Torres, Malouda, Ferreira, Sturridge.Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Tymoschuk, Contento, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Gomez. Subs: Butt, Van Buyten, Petersen, Olic, Rafinha, Usami, Pranjic.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The Soweto Gospel Choir has been inundated with congratulatory messages, following their third Grammy win this weekend.The choir was recognised at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, taking home Best World Music album for their latest offering Freedom.In 2007, the group won their first Grammy in the category Best Traditional World Music for their album Blessed, and took home the same award a year later for African Spirit.President Cyril Ramaphosa conveyed his delight in how the group successfully represents South Africa to the world. He tweeted:“Congratulations to the Soweto Gospel Choir for being awarded the Best World Music album for ‘Freedom’ at the #GRAMMYs. This is the choir’s third Grammy award and we thank them for telling our story to the world and flying the flag high.”According to their website, the Soweto Gospel Choir consists of talented individuals from churches in and around Soweto. The choir was “formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, and is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world.”Brand South Africa is proud celebrate the collective that continues to portray an unmatched level of excellence on a global scale.
Frank Landman Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Related Posts Today’s kids are growing up in an IoT-centric world where they’ve had a device in their hands for as long as they can remember. Hand an iPad to a three-year-old, and they’ll quickly figure out how to use it. Not only are today’s devices immediately intuitive to young kids, but the internet is always on. There’s no delay in gratification to connect. Just pick up a device, open YouTube’s app, and start watching videos, all by tapping the screen with your finger.Our plug-and-play world is the unavoidable result of advancements in computer technology. Processing power continues to increase while the size of devices decreases. Desktop computers have gone from giant towers to portable units like the Mac Mini and similar Windows-based micro desktops.Smartphones have replaced standard cellphones and provide a computer in anyone’s pocket. Kids as young as 6 ask for iPads for Christmas. While a device in a kid’s hand gives parents a break, it’s an addiction that causes damage in ways they don’t realize.Too much screen time can cause brain damageIt might sound strange to think staring at a screen can cause brain damage. Brain damage is serious; how could that happen? Aren’t these devices supposed to give kids an educational edge? How can educational games cause brain damage?According to Dr. Aric Sigman, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, too much screen time impedes a child’s ability to develop focus, concentration, and communication skills. Instead of engaging with people and learning to exchange ideas and information, the child’s experience becomes one-sided. This one-sided approach to life will stay with them for the rest of their lives.When they become a teenager, they’ll post their opinion on social media and won’t know how to handle criticism, skepticism, or simple conversation involving ideas beyond their view. To them, sharing isn’t an invitation for a conversation. It’s an opportunity to assert their opinion and argue with anyone who doesn’t agree because they never learned how to be wrong. They’ll spend their lives trying to be right, destroying relationships and burning bridges in the process.When a child spends most of their life interacting with a device, they don’t develop the ability to sense and feel other people’s emotions while communicating – a skill necessary to develop empathy. Words exchanged in text messages and on social media, even with emoticons, are empty. Electronic communication doesn’t allow anyone to feel the other person’s experience. Someone could be ready to commit suicide, text a friend to say “I love you,” and their friend might think it’s just a kind gesture.Some might say balance is the answer, but what does that actually mean? Two hours of screen time for every two hours of outdoor play? No screen time until homework is done? What happens when school assignments are provided that must be completed online or with school-issued tablets?Is a balanced digital life even possible today?Most parents want their kids to live a balanced life, but is that possible anymore? What would a balanced life look like in this age of mass digital consumption?One blogger from Fresh n’ Lean writes about their struggle to achieve balance, and the realization that balance doesn’t exist – not even in nature. Balance is a paradigm based on belief. In yoga terms, balance is not striking and holding a pose. It’s flowing with the movements affecting your pose. Balance is being able to respond, adjust, and adapt swiftly.If balance is a state of constant adaptation, helping kids achieve balance in a digital world might mean going easy with a digital detox. Instead of angrily taking away devices as punishment, responding to the situation as you would help a drug addict seems more effective. The idea is to slowly wean them off the addiction, so that by the end of the detox, they have the willpower to choose to put down a device.Remember that a digital device is a child’s lifeParents with younger kids can restrict the use of devices by designating specific times for their use, but what can be done about teenagers? Teens want to fit in, and that includes having all the electronic devices their friends have, smartphones included. Many teenagers live their entire lives on social media and through text messaging. To a teen, taking away their phone is like removing them from their entire life.Teens handle being grounded better than having their electronics taken away. In 2013, Ronald Jackson was put through the wringer after taking away his 12-year-old daughter’s iPhone for sending an inappropriate text message. The girl told her mother, Jackson’s ex-partner, and Jackson was quickly arrested and charged with property theft, a Class B misdemeanor. The judge sided with Jackson.Other kids have experienced far worse. YouTube is filled with countless videos showing angry parents destroying their kids’ electronics. Like this mom who smashed her kid’s laptop when he put off doing the dishes for two hours. Another parent destroyed his son’s video games with a lawn mower to teach him a lesson. Other parents shoot their kids’ video game consoles with a handgun, while most just smash everything to bits with a sledgehammer.While the reaction of smashing electronics to bits seems a little over the top, it’s a testament to how desperate some parents feel about getting their kids back into the real world.Schools with upgraded technology are making it harderSchools have always been notoriously behind with the technology they provide for student use, but that’s changing. Day trips to the school’s computer lab to learn how to type on a real keyboard will soon be a thing of the past. With current computer technology becoming affordable, schools are phasing out computer labs in favor of having students use tablets at their desks. Since kids as young as seven years old (or younger) already have tablets and smartphones, they won’t need much instruction. Instead, “computer time” or, “tablet time” will be used to enhance other areas of learning.Providing kids with tablets to use in class seems like a good idea. They’re cheap enough now, so why not? The problem is, kids already spend too much time on their personal devices when they’re not at school. Sticking a tablet in their hands at school means they’re spending nearly every waking moment staring at a screen.Adults – even Millennials who grew up with technology – didn’t grow up like this. Although Millennials did grow up with smartphones, few have been using them since the age of two.Adults older than the Millennial generation are especially clueless about the harm done by social media. They grew up with one foot in and one foot out of technology. Today’s kids are all in, and they’re paying the price.Smartphones make schoolyard drama worseNot long ago, gossip was limited to verbal exchanges, notes, and graffiti in the bathroom. If you wanted to tell someone off, you had to say it to their face. When you say something hurtful to someone in person, you can see the pain in their facial expression. If they hurt, it makes you feel bad.The anonymity of social media allows for the expression of hateful, hurtful messages that nobody would be brave enough to say to someone’s face. When you type out an email or a social media post, you don’t see the other person’s reaction, making it easy to be mean.Digital detoxing might be more of a psychological approachIn a world where almost every necessary interaction can take place online from behind a computer screen, the need for personal interaction is slowly phasing out of existence. We can pay bills, buy groceries, and watch movies without leaving our couch. We don’t even have to pick up the phone to talk to another human being. Knowing all of that, an effective digital detox might be more of a psychological approach to how devices are used, rather than abstaining from using them.Smartphones and tablets are here to stay, and they’re actually quite useful. The key is getting kids to refrain from using their devices in ways that divide them from their peers, and dehumanize others. Instead of only sharing their experiences over social media, kids should learn to share with their friends in person, too. A kid who regularly engages with people in real life has a better chance at developing those important communication skills that get lost in the world of IoT. Tags:#Detox From Digital Devices#IoT-centric world#kids Follow the Puck Top 5 Areas Where Companies Want IoT Solutions
Story Highlights Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck, has charged Justices of the Peace (JPs) to be role models in their communities in order to pass on good values to the youth of Jamaica. Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck, has charged Justices of the Peace (JPs) to be role models in their communities in order to pass on good values to the youth of Jamaica.Minister Chuck was speaking at a training session for JPs held at the Sandals Montego Bay Resort in St. James on Saturday (October 6).“You the Justices of the Peace are the people who other citizens look to, not only for leadership and guidance, but for how their children should grow up. We have you as the role models and you must really make yourself available and be the image of the upright Jamaican citizen,” he stated.He also urged the JPs to find other outstanding members of their communities to serve, “because we need more Justices of the Peace, as the more we have, the less work for those who really give service.”The Justice Minister told the JPs not to revel in their status, but do the work that comes with it.“We have a few (JPs) who extend themselves and make themselves available, while a large body sit back on their verandas and enjoy the status of Justice of the Peace, but they are not really making themselves available to the community,” Mr. Chuck stated.He also urged the JPs not to abuse the trust, the confidence and the authority that have been bestowed on them.“If you know of anyone, please talk to them (about curbing their) ways, but if you fail (to convince them), come back to the Custos so that the proper hearing can be done and if found that you are acting inappropriately, the JP can be decommissioned,” Mr. Chuck warned.Meanwhile, the Minister commended the security forces for the professionalism being shown during the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in St. James.“The security forces have carried out the SOE with the highest professionalism ….it is a pleasure to pass in and out of St. James, and it is because of the professionalism that has been exhibited,” Mr. Chuck said.The Justices of the Peace training session updated stakeholders on upcoming projects from the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), the State of Public Emergency and the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) activities in St. James, as well the policies and procedures of the Legal Aid Council. The Justices of the Peace training session updated stakeholders on upcoming projects from the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), the State of Public Emergency and the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) activities in St. James, as well the policies and procedures of the Legal Aid Council. He also urged the JPs not to abuse the trust, the confidence and the authority that have been bestowed on them.
The Iran coach Carlos Queiroz wants to take some pressure away from his footballers as they take China in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Iran and China will face off in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals on Thursday.And for the Persians’ head coach Carlos Queiroz, his team is not favorite in this fixture.“We are not favorites as I feel there are never favorites in a game like this,” he told Fox Sports Asia.“We are proud to be here for a game which is the most important game of our lives because it is the next game, and that is always the most crucial for both players and coaches.”“The game versus China is a new game, a new adventure, and one in which we can try to do our absolute best,” he explained.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“However, what is key is to remember all the lessons we have learned – both when we have won and when we have lost – and put them to good use,” said the Portuguese coach.”Even as a favorite, Iran has not had it easy.The team trashed Yemen 5-0, then defeated Vietnam 2-0 only to draw goalless against Iraq.On the Round of 16, they beat Oman 2-0.“This is just like a cup final as they are games which do not have a history, they do not have a past,” Queiroz highlighted.“You cannot lose a game because of history or statistics. This type of cup final match is very different to those we faced in the group stage and I believe the experience my players have will count for something in the game.”
This Colombian musical revelation brings together two of the most traditional instruments of Colombia, the marimba from South’s Pacific coast and percussions from the North. The sound created by both the instruments are an exquisite blend of music which has come to represent the Colombian rhythm.Carlos Balanta, artistically known as Batermiba, has created his own unique musical ensemble combining traditional marimba with drums, bells, cymbals and a pair of congas. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’And as if this wasn’t enough, he spices up his performances with his vocals. A trained percussionist from Santander de Quihchao (Cauca), Carlos Balanta, started his musical journey early at the age of 12. Since the very beginning Balanta has experimented with mixing traditional rhythms with newer musical beats keeping intact the soul of his music that is essentially Colombian.The show promises to be a revelation for music lovers in Delhi opening the doors to some great sounds and rythmns as Baterimba takes over the Capital next month. Mark the date and head over. You don’t want to miss this! When: 4 AugustWhere: India International Center, Lodhi RoadTiming: 6.30 pm onwards
Kolkata: Taking a step ahead, the state police in East Midnapore have introduced a website exclusively to let people know about the local football players in the district.The district police run an academy — Prayas Football Academy — as a part of its community development programme where hundreds of local boys and girls learn football-related skills. The main idea behind running such a camp is to harness local football talents.Now, a website has been launched through which people can get information about the initiative and at the same time, know about the talented boys and girls from the district. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSuvendu Adhikari, the state Transport Minister, launched the website on Thursday at a programme organised at Khejuri in East Midnapore.The Prayas Football Academy has been running for the past one year and a programme was organised on Thursday, with a friendly match between Mohammedan Sporting Club Junior and Prayas Football Academy. A camp was also organised to recruit more boys and girls for the training in the next one year. Around 400 boys and 50 girls participated in the camp. The camp will continue for two days in which boys and girls will be selected for the training. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTill date, 121 boys and girls have received training at the academy. Two boys from the academy have been selected by two-well known football clubs in Kolkata.Moreover, two girls are undergoing necessary tests to get selected by All India Football Federation.V Solomon Nesakumar , Superintendent of Police of East Midnapore, MLA of Khejuri Ranajit Mandal and Technical Director of the West Bengal State Sports Council Goutam Sarkar were also present at the programme.
TORONTO — Valencia Travel, a DMC based in Cusco, Peru, has launched a new promotion that includes 50% savings for travellers and $50 cash incentive for travel agents. Running until May 31, 2019, the promotion aims to highlight the most recognized parts of Peru and the quality experiences available in each. Clients will enjoy 50% off the following four travel packages:• Lares Trek & Machu Picchu: This seven-day trek begins in Cuzco followed by a voyage into the Lares region of the Peruvian Andes, home to green valleys, tranquil mountain lakes and snow-capped Andean peaks that stand up to 6,000 metres tall.• Trek Along the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu: On this seven-day adventure, travellers will trek along the majestic Inca Trail over the course of four days.• Classic Peru: Highlights of this 12-day trip include traditional food, bustling cities, mountains, lakes, canyons, rural communities and an expedition into Machu Picchu.• The Best of Peru: This 13-day immersion tour covers all of Peru’s must-see places as well as a full-city tour in Lima. Clients will visit Cusco’s many temples, journey through the historic Sacred Valley and explore the ancient site of Machu Picchu. More news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsAs part of the promotion, North American travel agents will receive $50 when booking two people on any of the above packages before May 31. For more information, contact [email protected] Share << Previous PostNext Post >>