RelatedPosts EPL: Vardy primed for another prolific season after brace at West Brom Vardy signs one-year Leicester contract De Bruyne wins Premier League Player of the Season Leicester City on Friday equalled the biggest ever win in Premier League history with an 9-0 hammering of Southampton.Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both hit hat-tricks as Brendan Rodgers’ side moved second with the biggest ever away win in the history of the league.They are five points behind unbeaten leaders Liverpool after the landmark win but will drop back to third on Saturday if Manchester City beat Aston Villa.Channels TV. Tags: Ayoze PerezBrendan RodgersJamie Vardy
Saints were charged on Tuesday for the unsavoury scenes that followed referee Mark Clattenburg’s decision to award a penalty for a Luke Shaw foul on Grant Holt. Artur Boruc kept out Holt’s subsequent spot-kick but Saints’ players continued to protest after the 0-0 draw and were joined on the pitch by manager Mauricio Pochettino. It is believed that Southampton, while accepting the charge, highlighted to the FA that such behaviour is not a regular occurrence and that it was the first time they had faced such a charge. Saints also pointed to the circumstances surrounding what they felt was an unjust penalty award by referee Clattenburg. Speaking before the charge was accepted, manager Pochettino said: “I don’t really feel bad about it because I had full respect for the referee. I went to speak with him and perhaps I should have waited until he came to the dugout to speak to him, but I was always on speaking terms. “That is the kind of person I am – a spontaneous person. I could be at fault a little bit for actually entering the field, but I must say I was on speaking terms with the referee. He spoke back to me and there was never anything above that. Perhaps I should have waited for him to come back to the dugout but I was defending the interests of my club and he was defending his job as well.” Southampton will want to quickly move on from the incident and have the perfect opportunity to do so when Liverpool come to St Mary’s. The match will see Pochettino come up against highly-rated Philippe Coutinho, who he worked with at Espanyol last season. Saints were reportedly interested in bringing in the 20-year-old midfielder during the January transfer window, only to be beaten to the signing by Liverpool. Pochettino was coy when asked whether he had tried to lure Coutinho to the south coast, but more forthcoming when asked about the quality of the player in line to start at St Mary’s. “What has happened in the past, happened in the past,” Pochettino said. “We can’t change it or do anything about it. Actually, talking about it is not going to do anything positive either. “Philippe is a Brazilian player and, as it happens with most Brazilians, he has a special magic in his feet. Aside from the magic that he has, he also has an amazing work rate and that makes us doubt whether he fits the mould of a typical Brazilian player or a European one because his work ethic is outstanding. What is important about him is he is a good lad, a good kid – a great, humble person.” Southampton have been fined £20,000 after they admitted a charge of failing to control their players following the awarding of a penalty to Norwich during last weekend’s match at Carrow Road, the Football Association has confirmed. Press Association
Associated Press In Christchurch, New Zealand, surfers greeted a spectacular sunrise as they returned to the waves. New Zealand has eased its monthlong lockdown, allowing some activities if social distancing is maintained. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAt Sydney’s famed Bondi Beach, hundreds of swimmers and surfers braved cool autumn weather to return to the water.Police had closed the beach five weeks ago because of thousands of people congregating there in defiance of social distancing regulations to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The beach was reopened for exercise only. Visitors were being counted to ensure social distancing and they couldn’t linger on the sand. A virus testing tent is nearby since the local municipality has a high rate of infections, particularly among backpackers who often live in crowded conditions. AP PHOTOS: Surfers catch waves again in New Zealand, Sydney April 28, 2020
Solomon W. Golomb, University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics and the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications, died Sunday at his home. He was 83.“With unparalleled scholarly contributions and distinction to the field of engineering and mathematics, Sol’s impact has been extraordinary, transformative and impossible to measure,” Yannis Yortsos, dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering, said in a statement to Viterbi faculty and staff on Sunday.A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University, Golomb joined the faculty at USC in 1963, serving for more than 50 years. Golomb was known for his pioneering work in communications theory, particularly shift register sequences. He also invented Golomb coding, a data compression method, and Golomb rulers, a specialized ruler used in radio astronomy and information theory. Golomb was also known for creating mathematical games such as polyominoes, which served as the inspiration for Tetris.“His fertile mind never ceased to amaze and his kindness and humanity never ceased to inspire,” Yortsos said. “Sol Golomb’s presence was catalytic, inspirational and ingenious.”Golomb was a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1985, he was awarded the USC Presidential Medallion, the University’s highest honor. In 2013, Golomb received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama for his work in mathematics and communications.“We have lost a brilliant mind, a mentor, a trusted colleague and advisor, a wonderful and kind human being, a steadfast supporter of the school and the university,” Yortsos said. “But we also have been truly fortunate to be part of his life and to follow the paths that he traced for us, to be inspired and enlightened, and to have his brilliance and impact reflected on our achievements and on our aspirations.”
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has verified the presence of the red tide forming algae, Karenia Brevis (K.Brevis), in coastal waters of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties at low to moderate concentrations.Respiratory discomforts in BrowardWhile analyses are still pending in Broward County, several recent reports of respiratory discomfort by beach visitors in Broward County suggest that the K. Brevis organism is also present in coastal waters of Broward County, likely at similar concentrations. Broward County is coordinating with the FWC to perform county-wide water quality monitoring to confirm the presence and concentration of K. Brevis in coastal waters. Results of this sampling will be made public as soon as results are available. If confirmed, this coordination and monitoring will continue until no presence of the algae is detected. Karenia Brevis algaeThe red tide is produced by the algae Karenia Brevis, naturally occurring in the saline waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This algae is rare on the East Coast as it prefers the calmer waters of the Gulf. However, of the 57 occurrences of red tide in the Gulf of Mexico since 1953, eight of these events have brought the red tide organism to the east coast of Florida via the Loop Current and Gulf Stream. None of these events resulted in large-scale blooms.There are currently no beach closures within Broward County; however, local municipalities are being proactive with the posting of cautionary signage informing the public about the potential presence of red tide. The FWC advises beachgoers to use their best judgment when visiting a beach impacted by red tide. According to State Health officials, low and moderate concentrations can produce allergy-like symptoms, such as scratchy throat or watery eyes. Individuals with respiratory conditions, such as asthma or COPD, should take measures to reduce exposure. We might also expect an increase in local fish kills. Persons who bathe in the ocean should limit bathing during and rise off.Red tide can last for a few weeks to longer than a year, but is not known to persist on the east coast. Sunlight, nutrients and salinity, all play a role, as well as the speed and direction of wind and water currents. Based on experience, we anticipate that the dynamic conditions of the east coast will serve as a control limiting the presence, persistence, and concentration of the organism in our nearshore waters.For more information on red tide conditions locally and around the state, follow this link to FWC’s website: http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/To report a fish kill, call FWC’s fish kill hotline: 1-800-636-0511.
Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong has not resigned as Board Chairman of Asante Kotoko contrary to media speculations suggesting otherwise.Dr Ernest Opoku, Head of Communications at Kotoko said the club has yet to receive any form of notification in that regard amidst media reports the chairman has walked out.“The management has not received anything about his purported resignation or otherwise as been speculated in the media. We are simply unaware of any development like that”, he said.“The last time I saw Dr Sarpong was last Friday, and he never gave any indication like that. He is also behind plans to have everything set for our usual management meeting on Wednesday”, he stressed.There have been rife media reports about Dr Sarpong’s continued stay with the Porcupine Warriors amidst suggestions he was dissatisfied with some assertions made by owner of the club, Otumfour Osei Tutu II during a visit last Thursday.Sources close to the chairman who has been in charge of Kotoko the last three years claim his resignation from the club is imminent. Despite the intensity of the speculations, Dr Opoku insists the club is not in a turmoil, insisting “the dust will settle by the next few days and team Kotoko will be the winner”, he said.