Webster goes on a rampage

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Strike up the band

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Tonne for everyone

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The Guus cooking in Chelsea kitchen

first_imgHiddink suffered just one defeat during his time with the London outfit, steering Chelsea to the semi-finals of the Champions League and claiming the FA Cup trophy with a 2-1 win over Everton.In a statement published on their website, the Australian FA said: “Guus Hiddink has taken temporary charge at struggling EPL giant Chelsea after the club announced they’d sacked coach Jose Mourinho overnight following the club’s disastrous run in the English Premier League.”While Chelsea have to confirm the identity of Mourinho’s replacement, former Blues striker Mateja Kezman has confirmed that Hiddink will take up the reins at Stamford Bridge.“I do not know if it is officially confirmed, whether the club has announced it, but Guus told me earlier,” Kezman told Croatian newspaper Index.“I am convinced that with him Chelsea will recover. I would even say they are one of the favourites for the Champions League.”He added: “I am not surprised by [owner Roman] Abramovich’s decision to [sack] Mourinho.“Jose is a superb coach but the results and position in the league are catastrophic and unbecoming the reputation of a club like Chelsea.“It is incredible that this team were champions last season and are now fighting for dear life in the Premier League.“I think this decision is correct and Guus Hiddink is a great choice.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Guus Hiddink in a file photo in his previous spell at Chelsea. PHOTO/OmniSportLONDON, December 18- According to Australia’s Football Association, former Socceroos coach Guus Hiddink has been lined up to replace Jose Mourinho at Premier League strugglers Chelsea.The 69-year-old appears to be on the verge of sealing a return to the Stamford Bridge, following a brief stint at the Blues helm in 2009.last_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham to rival Serie A clubs for Brazilian target

first_img1 Arsenal and Tottenham will have to beat off interest from ‘two or three’ Italian clubs to sign Alexandre Pato, according to the player’s agent.The Corinthians striker spent last season on loan at Sao Paulo and impressed European scouts after netting 26 goals.North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have reportedly scouted the Brazilian with a view to a potential move this January.But now the 26-year-old’s agent, Riccardo Napolitano, has revealed that Pato also has offers from clubs in Italy.“Alexandre is back and determined to establish himself as one of the best strikers in the world,” Napolitano told Calciomercato.“We’re evaluating several options for him, he’s a striker admired by many, and he’s completely overcome the muscular problems he suffered in the past few years.“In Italy there are at least two or three teams among the possible destinations, but of course we can’t say any more.“The only thing that is certain is that Pato will be the undoubted star of the winter transfer market.” Arsenal and Tottenham set to rival Serie A clubs for Brazilian target last_img read more

Charter revolution

first_imgAnyone who doubts the profound effects of charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District ought to take a look at Parkman Middle School in Woodland Hills. No, Parkman isn’t a charter, at least not yet. But the debate taking place there is a testament to the hope that charters give to parents and teachers, and the fear they put in the hearts of the LAUSD old guard. The story begins with surrounding charters that have been luring away Parkman students and funds. That’s because charters – which are public, but have much more autonomy than traditional public schools – have re-invigorated educators and delighted families. So officials and teachers at Parkman quickly realized that if they were to compete, they would need to go charter, too. And that’s when the usually indifferent education bureaucracy took notice. 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAt a time when charters – which now account for 100 of the LAUSD’s 750 schools – are booming, and when political momentum is building for either breakup or mayoral control, the education bureaucracy is in a state of panic. District and union officials realize that if they don’t find some way to radically improve traditional public schools, their empire will crumble. So now Parkman is in the middle of a tug of war. The school district is offering a quasi-autonomy plan, and United Teachers Los Angeles is trying to devise one of its own. Meanwhile, charter advocates still want the school to break free. All in all, it’s an admirable situation to be in. School staff can entertain all options and choose one that best suits its needs. And what’s made this all possible is the charter movement and the boldness of Parkman’s faculty. The success of charters has forced the education establishment into finally being responsive to the needs of teachers and local communities. And by organizing, Parkman’s teachers have caught the district’s attention. For once, the school, and not the bureaucracy, is in the driver’s seat – as it should be.last_img read more

Failing the test

first_imgSO the latest test scores are in, and for the sixth year in a row, they show some modest improvement in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Does this incremental progress prove, as Superintendent Roy Romer claims, that there’s no need for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s LAUSD reform plan? Not at all. First, while the improvements are to be applauded, they ought not be exaggerated. Test scores are up among elementary-school kids, which is great, but still atrocious among high-school kids. And if the LAUSD didn’t have such a high dropout rate, the high-school figures would be even worse. It’s also worth noting that test scores aren’t just up in the LAUSD, but throughout the state. How much of the local improvement is due to local efforts, and how much is due to external changes – like expanded preschool access, the end of bilingual education, tightened state standards and the federal No Child Left Behind Act – is unclear. 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 MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.What is clear is that progress is too slow for those with kids in the LAUSD. And despite recent improvements in curricula and facilities, the LAUSD bureaucracy remains too large and unresponsive. No matter how much test scores inch their way up toward respectability, only systemic reforms will correct the district’s systemic problems. The LAUSD’s governance structure leaves teachers powerless, parents alienated and students without adequate support. To really improve the LAUSD, you need to fundamentally change the way it’s run. That’s what Villaraigosa is trying to do, with no help from a bureaucracy that despises change. By all means, Romer and the LAUSD deserve all due credit for boosting test scores. These accomplishments are real and worthwhile. Yet the district still has a long, long way to go, and only reform from the top down will get it there.last_img read more

Miss USA to pursue world peace in rehab

first_imgForget Iraq, here’s the biggest news of the past week: Donald Trump announced that Miss USA Tara Conner will not be fired for “overdoing it” at some New York clubs, including the alleged kissing of Miss Teen USA. “I’d be a hypocrite if I fired someone who is doing exactly what I would be doing if I wasn’t married,” said Trump. “That is, if I am still married.” Admitting that “my personal demons are my personal demons,” Miss Conner will be going into rehab, not to stop drinking, but to help her stop making inane statements. One more day and the war is over, till next year: After two months of saying he was winning the War on Christmas, Bill O’Reilly finally admitted that while we weren’t losing the war, we weren’t winning it either. “Hollywood has become the gathering place for those whose main objective is to destroy everything we’re dying to buy in the name of Jesus,” Bill said. “So it is that we must continue to fight the War on Christmas over there so we don’t have to say Happy Holidays’ over here. That means we don’t leave until the mission is complete, because if we don’t stop people from saying Happy Holidays’ right now, George Clooney will have won.” What a shock: A new study reports that Los Angeles Unified and other school districts nationwide give more money and assign more experienced teachers to schools in wealthier areas than to schools with predominantly low-income and minority students. “Finally we have a simple answer on how to address the at-risk student,” said an anonymous LAUSD official. “If poor families want their children to get better educations, they only need only to get richer. Next question.” Deny-deny-deny: With the success of last week’s Holocaust-denier conference in Iran, next year, denier planners will be combining efforts with Global Warming deniers and husbands caught with their secretaries in motel rooms. “It’s a cost-saving move,” said Holocaust Myth CEO Adolph Mussolini. “But honestly, getting that many idiots in three different locations is a monster. But if you say I said so, I’ll deny it.” It’s like taxes: Although doctors report that Sen. Tom Johnson, D-S.D., is recovering well after his stroke, which would keep the Democrats in the majority in the Senate, Republicans are looking to pass a last-minute bill legally redefining “recuperation” as “deceased.” “Sooner or later, he will die,” said a very hopeful Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott. “We’re just saving Senator Johnson’s family from having to face the inevitable later.” “If She Offended Everyone, Here’s How She Would Have Done It”: HarperCollins fired editor Judith Regan due to a combination of her decision to publish the O.J. Simpson kind-of tell-all, and then making anti-Semitic remarks in a phone conversation to her publishing house’s lawyer. “I just can’t get my offensive books published fast enough,” Regan said. “So I figured I could spread hate faster by phone.” The salad and pasta refills did it: 300 people were reported as being made sick after eating at an Indianapolis Olive Garden. “There was no problem with food going bad,” said Miss Garden. “It was just that the food was too good. Those people weren’t sick. They were just pigs.” Imagine: The FBI has released its final surveillance documents on former Beatle John Lennon to a university historian who waged a 25-year legal battle to obtain the secret files. Among the information found was that John was, in fact, the Walrus. Third time’s the charm: Rapper Eminem and his wife Kim Mathers filed for divorce last week, less than a year after they were remarried after marrying for the first time in 1999. “We had to,” said the former Matthew Mathers of the split. “Invitations for our next wedding had already been sent out.” And I thought I had low self-esteem before: Time Magazine’s choice of 2006 Person of the Year, YOU, included everyone but ME. Thanks a lot. Thanks: To Joe Barbera for Yogi, to Larry Sherry for ’59, and to all of YOU for allowing all of ME to serve up the jokes for the last year.— For last-minute Steve Young Christmas gifts go to: www.greatfailure.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Kick It Out apologise to Brighton over Chris Hughton sacking comments

first_imgKick It Out, football’s anti-discrimination charity, have issued an unreserved apology to Brighton following comments by head of development Troy Townsend concerning the sacking of Chris Hughton.The Seagulls achieved Premier League survival for the second season under Hughton, but he was sacked a day after their campaign ended with a 4-1 home defeat by Manchester City, who were crowned champions with their victory. deals Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Hughton was axed a day after the Premier League season ended, with Swansea’s Graham Potter in the running to succeed him Despite reaching the FA Cup semi-final, Hughton’s side managed just two league wins since the start of the year as they finished 17th, only two points clear of Cardiff in the final relegation place.Speaking to The Daily Telegraph in reaction to Hughton’s dismissal, Townsend said the drive for more minority ethnic (BAME) coaches to be given opportunities was ‘now at worse than square one’.On Wednesday, Kick It Out moved to draw a line under the row. Leeds vs Derby (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTPortsmouth vs Sunderland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Charlton vs Doncaster (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Watford (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT A statement read: “Kick It Out have unreservedly apologised to Brighton & Hove Albion FC, its chairman Tony Bloom, and the club’s board of directors and staff for any inference in comments made in an interview in the Daily Telegraph by Troy Townsend, the organisation’s Head of Development, that the club’s dismissal of Chris Hughton as its first team manager on Monday was in any way linked to his ethnicity – and also for the impact the comments have had on the club’s reputation and the reputation of its senior officials. ADVICE LATEST shining no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED REPLY Kick It Out and Brighton & Hove Albion – a statement: https://t.co/DjzVIcTnIC pic.twitter.com/NiqcmI22FE— Kick It Out (@kickitout) May 15, 2019“Kick It Out and Troy Townsend fully accept that through its current employment of BAME coaches at senior levels, and the club’s long term engagement with, and support for Kick It Out’s various campaigns and events, Brighton & Hove Albion FC has fully demonstrated its commitment to eradicating discrimination of all types, and consistently provided opportunities for BAME coaches.“Nobody at Kick It Out will make any further comment on this matter.” Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 LIVE ON talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Graham Potter, the Swansea manager, is being hotly tipped to replace Hughton in the Brighton dugout next season. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move tense getty huge blow Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSlast_img read more

April 12, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News

first_imgIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create better cookie consent experiences, find a helpful web accessibility testing guide, discover what’s new in the refreshed Helvetica typeface, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your work or projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the WeekThe next time you feel embarrassed about your skill with technology, just remember that one of the scientists who literally figured out how to look at a black hole just struggled publicly with the presentation remote. It happens. We move forward.— 🌱 Michael Vaughn 🌦 (@MichaelAVaughn) April 10, 2019User ExperienceHow do you scale user experience research from a team of 20 people to a company with over 100,000 people around the world? And enable teams to have their “eureka moments”? In People, Products, and Epiphanies, Jens Riegelsberger who leads the Google UX team, explains how meeting directly with users leads to seeds for new ideas and improvements to existing products. In the second post of the series, Vitaly Friedman takes a deep dive into cookie consent prompts and how we can create better cookie consent experiences.Your product or service is never done.The #UX tip of the day: Great designers know that a product is never done. They are in constant edit mode, always asking why, and questioning reality. pic.twitter.com/mbH1y0Rey8— Sarah Doody (@sarahdoody) April 11, 2019When it comes to getting access to users and doing UX design earlier, Jonathan Walter recommends you take a firm stance. Choose your battles, but don’t create unnecessary obstacles. AccessibilityIf you’re getting started with color accessibility in your web projects, there’s no better place to start than Stephanie Walter’s color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products.Thanks to Lainey Feingold for publishing her summary post of her 2019 Digital Accessibility Legal Update presentation at this year’s CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. In the past, when a client asked whether web developers could identify a user that is using assistive technology, like a screen reader, our answer was “No.” As Mat Marquis explains in Accessibility Events, that changed with the latest versions of iOS and MacOS, which have enabled (by default) a setting that tracks when someone is using VoiceOver.We’ve been here before as users; we’ve made these mistakes before as developers. We know better now.Inspired by a Microsoft hackathon, the new eye-controlled wheelchair system allows users to move their wheelchair by looking at one of eight points on a tablet; their eye movements are tracked through a camera. Looking for a checklist to get started with web accessibility testing? Take a look at Lindsey Kopacz’s web accessibility testing process for guidance.WordPressWordPress 5.2 beta 2 is now available for download and testing. Note: As of this release, WordPress will have a minimum version requirement of PHP 5.6.20.After an outlash from the WordPress community last week, Jetpack 7.2.1 removes promotions for paid upgrades from the search screen. IMO, it was clearly advertising, and a violation of the repository policy.Want to add some custom CSS to your WordPress theme or plugin? My recommendation: the free Simple CSS plugin. Using the Advance Contact Form 7 DB plugin on your WordPress sites? A SQL injection security vulnerability has been discovered; update now to the 1.6.1 version. CSS and HTMLIt’s your turn to take part in this year’s 2019 Front-end Tooling Survey. The survey only takes a few minutes, but take the survey soon since it closes the end of April 2019. Results of the survey will be published online.I know I’m grateful!Fav if you ever:– Used background sprites and position: absolute;– Ran VMWare on your Mac so you could test in IE6.– Raged against IE dropping HasLayout from an element.– Used a tag.Reminiscing this morning and am so thankful that CSS and browsers are very good now.— Cap Watkins (@cap) April 10, 2019It’s one of the most popular and well-known typefaces. And now Helvetica has received a refresh with over 40,000 characters redrawn, and a new name: Helvetica Now. Rachel Andrew takes a closer look at the display values in the CSS Level 3 Specification and how they’re different from earlier CSS versions. What I Found InterestingAmazing news this week: the first-ever photo of a black hole! Kudos to California Institute of Technology assistant professor Dr. Kate Bouman, who as a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology led development of the software program that created the image.It’s where I spend a good amount of my time on every project: educating your clients is a vital project management skill.Who can’t use some helpful Google Drive tricks to make your life easier? I know I’ll be making use of the Chrome extension to save to Google Drive. If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedMarch 1, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to design content to create better user experiences, find the results of an accessibility evaluation of the top 1,000,000 websites, discover how to size grid content using keywords, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday…In “Web design & development links”November 8, 2019: My Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create online experiences that work well for older people, find a recap of the annual WordPress State of the Word, discover new underline CSS properties, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 16, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn what Alan Cooper has to say about conversational interfaces, find out how to navigate a website with a keyboard, discover how to use fr in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more