Bournemouth boss Howe hints King to stay in wing role: That’s why we signed him!by Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEddie Howe has hinted he will continue to use centre-forward Joshua King on the wing.The Norway international has been used out wide to accomodate Dominic Solanke in the Cherries’ past four Premier League games. And Howe has revealed it was King’s performances as a winger for Blackburn in 2013 that lead to him joining the south coast club.Howe told the Daily Echo: “One of the reasons we signed him (King) was his performance against us for Blackburn playing left-wing, when he gave us a torrid afternoon here a few years ago.”That’s when he rose to prominence in my thoughts and I kept track of his career.”I’ve always known Josh can play there and play very well.”I know Josh will always consider himself a central player, it was us who played him there (centrally) on a regular basis.”But it’s nice to be able to tinker the team and players to have versatility. It’s benefitted the team, that change.”Asked whether he felt he could keep the 27-year-old happy playing him out wide, Howe replied: “As long as he’s feeling he’s getting the ball and contributing to the team in a positive way, I don’t think he’ll have a problem.”He had a goal disallowed against Southampton, he scored against West Ham.”As long as he’s feeling he has a chance to score, then any player with that mentality will be happy.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel is a large (6-foot-4, 278 pounds) man. He’s plenty strong too. After all, you don’t earn first team All-Big Ten honors in the trenches by being weak, and you definitely can’t tackle trees to the ground with your bare hands without some serious strength.Yes, that’s right, Zettel brought a tree down with a perfect form tackle. It was captured on video by his teammate Jordan Dudas, and it is a pretty ridiculous sight. If we had to guess, that tree was definitely loose before Zettel sacked it. Still, to a.) be moved to attempt that in the first place and b.) be physically willing and able to do it is impressive enough. Big Ten linemen, quarterbacks and running backs should beware Zettel next fall.
Former Manchester United target Andrea Belotti has no interest in leaving Torino for a bigger club if that means that he will have to sit on the benchThe Italy international was strongly linked with a departure from Torino last season after a strong season, which had seen the 24 year-old score an impressive 26 league goals in the Serie A.Bids of around €100m were said to be in line for Torino, with the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan having expressed an interest in signing the forward.But after a difficult season, this time around, Belotti’s market value is believed to have halved. But the Italian is adamant that he will only leave Torino if first-team football can be guaranteed.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“People tell me I should go to a big club who play for trophies, but I evaluate what’s right for me 360,” he told Domenica Sportiva, via Football Italia.“I’m not interested in going to a big club if it means me not playing or being a substitute. If I move, it’s because I’ll be a starter.”So far this season, Belotti has only scored six league goals compared to his 22 goals at this stage last season.
The head of the Serbian Football Association Slavisa Kokeza says Serbia were victims of a “brutal robbery” during Friday’s loss to Switzerland, accused Fifa of “directing” officials to work against his country.He also accused the governing body of showing bias against his country at the World Cup in Russia.“We will send a protest to Fifa today,” Kokeza told the BBC on Saturday.A Fifa spokesman confirmed a letter of protest had been received but that no further comment would be made.Kokeza was angered by the appointment of a German referee for a game involving Switzerland, claiming the move affected some decisions, one of which is the failure of the match official and video assistant referee (VAR) to award a penalty when Aleksandar Mitrovic was wrestled to the ground by two Swiss players.“I do not think this is only about VAR, but that the whole thing was directed by the people who appoint referees,” Kokeza said.Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group B George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group B sees Portugal and Serbia play catch up with Ukraine.While Cristiano Ronaldo broke records and his Portugal side ran out…“We all know too well that more than half of Switzerland’s population is German.“Technical staff, players, people in Serbia, they are all disappointed and frustrated because of injustice some people at Fifa came up with.”Asked how he wanted Fifa to respond, he replied:“It is clear to Europe and the world that Serbia was brutally robbed. I do not expect Fifa to take action in order for this brutal robbery not to happen again, because, I repeat, it was all directed.”Kokeza also criticised the ‘double eagle’ celebration given by Switzerland’s two ethnic Albanian goalscorers during Friday’s match, describing the actions as “scandalous and shameful”.
The Japan national team captain says Qatar were superior, but the 2019 AFC Asian Cup helped the Japanese get better.Japan lost the 2019 AFC Asian Cup 3-1 against Qatar on Friday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.The Japanese had a very good run in the continental tournament, winning six consecutive matches before losing to the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts.And even after not lifting the trophy, Samurai Blue captain Maya Yoshida says they are responsible for their own defeat.“It’s difficult to describe how it feels,” Yoshida was quoted by First Post.“We were too passive, a bit naive and made so many mistakes. We conceded two goals at the beginning of the game which we shouldn’t have – we simply weren’t good enough.”“But they played well and deserve to be champions. No excuses, we move on,” he explained.“That third goal was really tough to accept.”“It killed the game. If that’s a penalty I probably have to jump without using my arms. It was accidental – but that was the referee’s decision,” he added about the controversial decision to award Qatar a penalty kick.“It’s a huge disappointment but we have to learn from it.”Christian Pulisic ‘happy’ with his Chelsea debut Andrew Smyth – July 19, 2019 Christian Pulisic was happy with how Chelsea debut turned out despite it ending in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Kawasaki Frontale.Now Japan and Qatar will participate in the 2019 Copa America to be played in Brazil this summer.“We have to lift ourselves and take the right energy into the Copa America and the (2022) World Cup qualifiers,” Yoshida continued.“It’s probably one of the hardest defeats of my career.”“I got caught out for all three goals. But losing is part of football, he concluded.2019 Japan will now play the Kirin Challenge Cup in March against Colombia and Bolivia.Then they will host the Kirin Asia Challenge Cup against Australia and China.The Samurai Blue will start their Copa America challenge on June 17 against Chile, three days later they take on Uruguay and finish the Group Stage against Ecuador.Let’s go to the @afcasiancup final. #AsianCupFinal#asiancup2019 #bringasiatogether pic.twitter.com/3Uc9nintSh— MAYA YOSHIDA (@MayaYoshida3) January 31, 2019
Manchester City will be striving to make history at Wembley on Sunday as they try to retain a trophy for the first time against Chelsea.Bernardo Silva feels City need to start becoming serial winners by defending their titles starting with the Carabao Cup on Sunday.A win for the Citizens will secure their sixth triumph in the competition and means only Liverpool, with eight, have won it more times.And Bernardo confirmed that keeping a grip on the cup would be a big boost.“Not only winning it once but keep winning and winning. We know we have the squad to do that but our opponents are very strong and it won’t be an easy job. We will do our best to try.”The Portuguese midfielder dismissed their recent 6-0 whitewash over Chelsea, suggesting the result is irrelevant.“To be honest we should forget that match because it won’t happen again. We are not expecting the same result,” he said via Manchester News.“We are playing against one of the best sides in the world even though lately their results are not the best for them.”Match Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.City did a number on Chelsea in that league meeting, after losing 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in December, by closing down main supply route Jorginho.And Bernardo warned it will take the same application and energy to win at Wembley.Here is Bernardo Silva…And Raheem Sterling rattles it home…and once more City are in front 😍😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/383P7tf5pt— Nyame Ba (@JeffBazza10) February 15, 2019“Against this kind of players you can never relax and if you give them time to think, time to play, and time to decide they will destroy you,” he said.“So yes we have to play with the same intensity and try to win another trophy.”Guardiola’s men head into the tie in a confident mood after beating Schalke 3-2 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
Causes of both fires are under investigation. According to responders, the fire destroyed several sheds and an outhouse, with flames coming within 50 to 100 feet of the homes. No homes were damaged in either fire.
Explore further A Perfect Female Companion: Project Aiko Aiko has the ability to identify objects, learn what new objects are, understand more than 13,000 sentences, and more. Image credit: Le Trung. Le Trung, whose background is in microbiology and chemistry, was originally inspired to build Aiko after watching “Chobits,” a Japanese manga that explores the relationships between humans and personal computers. While he hopes to continue to improve Aiko’s software, he currently faces a hardware limitation, as the CPU is currently at 99% capacity. Le Trung hopes to raise funds to upgrade the CPU. In the future, Le Trung hopes to enable Aiko to achieve further skills, such as making tea, coffee, and a breakfast of eggs and bacon; cleaning a human’s ears with a Q-tip; giving a neck massage; writing; and cleaning windows, shelves, and bathrooms. He also hopes that, one day, he will be able to mass produce sister copies of Aiko for an estimated cost of about $17,000 – $20,000. “Future improvements include making the voice with more emotions and feelings when speaking, improving the silicone material on her face so that she can do facial expressions like humans, and redesigning the body and arm system to move more naturally and carry heavier things,” Le Trung said.More information: • www.projectaiko.com• A Perfect Female Companion: Project Aiko© 2009 PhysOrg.com In the video below, Le Trung demonstrates Aiko’s internal operating system, which gives the robot many abilities, including the ability to speak two languages (English and Japanese), solve high school math problems, communicate the weather forecast, understand more than 13,000 sentences, sing songs, identify objects, focus on objects or people of importance, read newspapers and other materials, and mimic human physical touch. Citation: Inventor Demonstrates Humanoid Robot’s Latest AI Abilities (w/ Video) (2009, August 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-08-inventor-humanoid-robot-latest-ai.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — In August 2007, Le Trung invented Aiko, a Yumecom, or “Dream Computer Robot.” Although it took only a month and a half to build Aiko’s exterior, the artificial intelligence software has been a work in progress ever since. Recently, Le Trung has demonstrated his most recent improvements to the software, called BRAINS (Bio Robot Artificial Intelligence Neural System). As Le Trung explains, in some ways the BRAINS software is even more powerful than a human brain because it can link to infinite sources of data. Similar to a human brain, the software is designed to interact with the surrounding environment, process it, and record the information in its internal memory. Once the internal memory is at full capacity, the information can be transferred into a server database. The information can then be shared with current and future robots.With the BRAINS software, Aiko (whose name means “beloved one”) has the potential for many applications. For example, in the home, Aiko could help elderly people by reminding them when to take their medicine and helping them read the newspaper. It could also help kids with their math homework. In work and public environments, the robot could be used at information desks, where it could give directions and inform people when and where events take place. Le Trung also suggests that, with Aiko’s ability to detect 250 faces per second, it could be useful in airports to quickly scan and filter faces, as well as answer questions regarding flight times and gate locations. In addition, Aiko’s sensitivity sensors and humanlike appearance offer the potential for its use as a companion robot.”The most recent improvement with Aiko is the BRAINS software,” Le Trung said. “I have just finished re-architecting the BRAINS software to have triple threads, which will make the software run a bit smoother and process about 15% faster for 3D recognition. As a result, Aiko can distinguish the difference between a $20 Canadian bill and $20 American bill. Aiko also has new improved facial expressions with 21 recognition points. Aiko will know when you are angry, happy, etc. Finally, the BRAINS can now process newspaper reading much faster and more accurate.”