Bayern Munich 3-0 Celtic: Bhoys players rated and slated as they lose in Germany

first_img 14 14 14 Right-back: Cristian Gamboa – 3/10 – Had a woeful time of it up against Kingsley Coman and was often left chasing shadows as the French winger sped past him on the flank or cut inside to pass. He won’t be relishing the return match. Substitute: Tom Rogic (on for Stuart Armstrong) – 5/10 – Australian midfielder Rogic shored up the Celtic midfield when he entered the fray and looked a lot more composed. He should start the return match if they are to put up a fight in Scotland. 14 14 14 Central midfield: Stuart Armstrong – 5/10 – Made one early dash forward before Leigh Griffiths and Scott Sinclair lost the ball between them. He did okay considering he’s just returning from injury but will need to improve into the return match. Central midfield: Olivier Ntcham – 3/10 – A terrible second half shot following some excellent work by Scott Sinclair wasted a good chance for his side and summed up his display. He looked well out of his depth at this level. 14 Central midfield: Scott Brown – 6/10 – Back from injury, the Celtic skipper got in a good early block and was, at the very least, decent in possession in a tough clash with the Bavarian behemoths. 14 Centre-back: Mikael Lustig – 4/10 – Pulled out of position often by the brilliance of Robert Lewandowski he found it tough throughout the match against such an elite frontline. 14 14 Goalkeeper: Craig Gordon – 6/10 – Click the right arrow above to see our Celtic player ratings… – The Scottish No.1 couldn’t stop Thomas Muller opening the scoring but did well to paw away Robert Lewandowski’s original header. He did make one or two decent saves but couldn’t keep the score down. Centre-back: Dedryck Boyata – 5/10 – The Belgian lost Mats Hummels for the Bayern’s third of the game, but actually put in a half decent performance for the rest of the 90 minutes. 14 14 Left-wing: Scott Sinclair – 3/10 – The ex-Chelsea winger couldn’t get into the game as Bayern Munich dominated the game at the Allianz Arena. He did have a goal disallowed but it shouldn’t mask a poor performance. Right-wing: Patrick Roberts – 5/10 – The loanee from Manchester City put in a patchy display at the Allianz Arena with occasional moments of skill being paired with periods of isolation. Centre forward: Leigh Griffiths – 4/10 – After barely touching the ball, his main contribution in the first half was a foul near his own area but the match was always going to be tough for the striker. 14 Substitute: James Forrest (on for Patrick Roberts) – 5/10 – He only had 12 minutes but put in a bright showing as Bayern Munich eased towards victory. Celtic found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline in Germany as they were put to the sword by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Brendan Rodgers’ side will have known they were in for a tough time but they were swatted aside with ease by their opponents at the Allianz Arena.Goals from Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich, and Mats Hummels were all it took, while they also had two strikes disallowed on home soil.Scott Sinclair also had an effort chalked off late but how did Celtic stars perform against Bayern Munich? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s player ratings… 14 Left-back: Kieran Tierney – 6/10 – The youngster was caught ball watching for the opening goal of the game, allowing Muller to get away from him. In the second half he grew into the game and got involved further forward, hitting the post. Overall, the match will prove a good experience for the youngster and he fared better than some of this other team-mates. Substitute: Moussa Dembele (on for Leigh Griffiths) – 5/10 – As Bayern Munich took their foot off the gas, Dembele was allowed more time on the ball and gave Celtic fans at least some hope of a goal. last_img read more

National Geospatial-Intelligence facility construction underway

first_imgNorth St. Louis hasn’t exactly been Missouri’s hottest economic spot.That area is getting a huge boost, with construction starting there on the $1.7 billion National Geospatial-Intelligence facility center.“I wouldn’t have ever thought it would ever come to this area. It’s been blighted for 30 years or more,” St. Louis committeeman Anthony Bell said to Missourinet. “We never would have thought this type of government funding would have come in.”NGA is the hub of national digital and satellite intelligence for the U.S. See more about the new facility here.last_img read more

Updated: Companies settle gene technology patent fight that was shrouded in mystery

first_img*Update, 22 August, 2:45 p.m.: Illumina Inc. and Oxford Nanopore Technologies have reached a settlement in this legal battle, according to a U.S. International Trade Commission document released last week. Oxford has agreed not to import or sell any product containing a pore with an amino acid sequence at least 68% similar to Mycobacterium smegmatis porin (Msp)—the protein at the heart of Illumina’s infringement claim—and to destroy any inventory of such products.  The document explicitly states that the restriction doesn’t affect Oxford’s ability to use CsgG, a different pore that the company unveiled shortly after the suit was filed, and which underlies its newest line of sequencers. Whether Oxford ever did rely on Msp is still a mystery.Here is our original story from 2 March: The inexpensive and portable approach to DNA analysis known as nanopore sequencing has just begun to take off, but it has already sparked a legal battle between an industry giant and a high-profile upstart. Last week, Illumina, Inc.—which dominates the genetic sequencing industry—sued Oxford Nanopore Technologies, the first company to market a commercial nanopore platform. 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Illumina leads the sequencing market, selling refrigerator-sized devices that read DNA by building and piecing together short complementary strands that bear chemical tags. In contrast, nanopore sequencing—which has been hailed as a game-changing approach to DNA analysis because of its simplicity and portability—reads long strands of DNA in a single pass, by measuring changes in electrical current as each nucleotide passes through a microscopic pore. Since 2014, Oxford has made its handheld MinION nanopore device available to researchers through an early access program, and is preparing to debut a larger and more powerful model called PromethION.Illumina, meanwhile, has yet to release a nanopore platform, but it has licensed two key patents from the University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Those patents describe a system using bacteria-derived pores known as Msp. In the new lawsuits, filed 23 February with the U.S. International Trade Commission and in a Southern California federal district court, Illumina contends that this Msp pore also underlies Oxford’s products.But the exact contents of Oxford’s machines are still a mystery, even to the researchers who have been using them. “No one I know has any specific idea about what the pore is,” says Winston Timp, a biomedical engineer at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  It’s clear that Oxford has worked with Msp pores and made them available to researchers: Among the evidence Illumina provides in the lawsuit is Oxford’s patent on a mutated form of Msp; it claims the pore makes it easier to identify the nucleotides passing through. There’s also a recent paper, which acknowledges Oxford for providing Msp pores to Harvard University researchers.  But Timp notes that the company also holds patents on other types of nanopores, including some synthetic pores developed in his lab that aren’t derived from bacteria. And the illustrations in the company’s promotional materials, he notes, look more like the α-hemolysin, a different bacterial pore developed before Msp pores.If the Oxford devices do contain an Msp pore, does that mean the company has infringed on Illumina’s patents? Not necessarily, says Dan Burk, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. Illumina’s chance of winning the case might come down to a “very messy” aspect of patent law called the doctrine of equivalents, he says. The doctrine holds that a party can be liable for infringement even if their product doesn’t literally match what’s described in a patent, provided their product performs the same function, in the same way, to achieve the same result as the patented invention.“It’s supposed to be a way of bringing some fairness into the system, because … it’s hard to capture exactly what you’ve invented in words sometimes,” says Arti Rai, a patent law expert at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. If Oxford’s pore contains a different set of mutations than those in Illumina’s patents, a jury might be asked to determine whether there has still been infringement by equivalents. “It’s a very fuzzy doctrine, to put it mildly,” Rai says, and judges have recently seemed reluctant to allow the argument in court.In all likelihood, the two companies would reach a settlement before that point, she adds. But if Oxford chooses to fight, it could try to show that its technology doesn’t infringe by revealing what’s under the hood of its devices to the jury, and to Illumina’s lawyers. For Illumina’s researchers, and the scientists already making use of the sequencers, that technology could still remain a mystery.last_img read more

Bleak future beckons for England’s weak spinners

first_imgEngland’s humiliating series defeat in India painfully exposed an alarming paucity in the side’s slow bowling options and drove home the fact they will continue to struggle in South Asia until they unearth some world class spinners.Retired off-spinner Graeme Swann had bemoaned England’s indifferent approach towards slow bowling before the five-match series started and his fears were confirmed after the touring side were handed a 4-0 drubbing. (Also read: England need Alastair Cook more as batsman than as captain: Michael Vaughan)The alarm bells would have been ringing when England’s spinners were out-bowled in Bangladesh in October, where the side lost their first ever Test against the hosts in a series regarded by many as an appetiser for the Indian leg of the trip.That 1-1 drawn series did little to prepare England’s batsmen for the main course as India’s spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin, the world’s top-ranked Test bowler, and Ravindra Jadeja helped themselves to 54 wickets.By comparison, England’s main spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali combined for 33 wickets, and the other four slow bowlers used on the tour – Zafar Ansari, Liam Dawson, Gareth Batty and part-timer Joe Root – only claimed seven more between them.”I think everyone can see we are suited to playing in seaming conditions,” Cook said. “There’s no point hiding behind that fact.”These conditions have tested us to our limits and I really don’t want to be disrespectful to Mo and Adil but they are not as good as Ashwin and Jadeja yet. (Also read: England dressing room a tough place to be in at the moment: Alastair Cook)advertisement”They haven’t quite got the control and consistency, certainly in the first innings when there’s not much happening.”ANDERSON DISAPPOINTSOn their last trip to India in 2012, Swann and his left-arm spin colleague Monty Panesar took more wickets than the hosts’ two leading spinners of Pragyan Ojha and Ashwin and that translated into a 2-1 series victory for England.Cook would have hoped his spinners could turn the screw on India after the touring side made first innings totals of 400 and 477 in Mumbai and Chennai, but England barely threatened with the ball and lost both matches by more than an innings.The captain accepted their current resources were lacking and pleaded for a full-time spin bowling coach for a side who only had former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq with them as a consultant until the third Test in Mohali.James Anderson, England’s most prolific wicket-taker, had taken 12 wickets in the four Tests in 2012, prompting then India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to dub the seamer as the difference between the sides.However, the injury-hampered 34-year-old went wicketless in Mohali and Mumbai and was a huge letdown for the England attack.The tourists were also let down by some bizarre selection choices during the series.England picked Batty as an extra slow bowler on a Mohali strip known to be one of the country’s least spin-friendly wickets, while the tourists opted for an extra seamer in Mumbai, where Indian spinners bagged 19 out of their 20 wickets.last_img read more

JENNY BIRD ranks no 83 on the 2016 PROFIT 500

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter: @_JennyBirdInstagram: @_JennyBird  Website: jenny-bird.caHashtag: #jennybird #birdgirlAbout PROFIT and PROFITguide.comPROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 34 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at Canadian BusinessFounded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a total brand readership of more than 1.1 million, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.About Jenny Bird: Jenny Bird launched her namesake line in 2008 when she recognized a void in the market for fashion accessories that were high style, well-made and accessibly priced. The collections were an instant hit and Jenny quickly became recognized as one of Canada’s top Fashion talents. Now sold in over 600 top tier retailers and 14 countries worldwide, the brand has sales showrooms in Toronto, New York, LA and Paris.  JENNY BIRD is now an internationally recognized contemporary jewelry label, with a devoted following of retailers, fashion insiders and celebrities around the world.For more information or interview requests, please contact ROCK-IT PROMOTIONS Advertisement Twitter Toronto, ON – Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked JENNY BIRD no. 83 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.JENNY BIRD made the 2016 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 910%.“Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit,” said James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “These firms demonstrate what Canadian entrepreneurs can achieve, both at home and across the globe.”“Our spot in the ranking demonstrates the wild surge in demand for our brand and product,” said Jenny Bird, Creative Director and Adam Kohn, President. “It also represents how today’s consumers want to be connected to the maker of the pieces they buy. We are proud to represent the jewelry industry in this ranking, and to have achieved such worldwide growth while, at the same time, creating jobs at home, in Toronto.” Leading Canadian designer, Jenny Bird, creates modern jewels for the modern woman. Her pieces have graced the cover of most major Canadian fashion magazine and international publications including Vogue Korea. The brand has seen significant growth since its launch in 2008, which is due, not only to her innate ability to know what we will want to wear next season, but also due to her discerning eye for quality. The spirited, cool, and approachable nature of her pieces has attracted a loyal band of followers; birdgirls, fashion insiders, and celebrities, alike, flock to her line season after season. Sold in over 600 leading retailers worldwide, Jenny Bird has quickly become an internationally recognized contemporary jewelry brand. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

Arkells and City and Colour to Celebrate Special Announcement for Toronto This

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter In anticipation of Thursday’s big event, the Toronto skies will be lit blue tomorrow night. For more details, please follow #LightUpthe6ix and #BellBlueSky on Twitter and Instagram, and join the Facebook event.About Bell MediaBell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios, one of the largest purpose-built production studios in Canada; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit TORONTO – Bell Media has confirmed a free live event at Yonge-Dundas Square on Thursday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET in celebration of a special announcement for Toronto. The #LightUpthe6ix street-level event features performances by Canadian artists Arkells and City and Colour, and is co-hosted by CTV YOUR MORNING’s Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake.Arkells, comprised of vocalist and guitarist Max Kerman, guitarist Michael DeAngelis, bassist Nick Dika, drummer Tim Oxford, and keyboardist Anthony Carone, have been relentlessly touring in support of their latest album, Morning Report. The four-time JUNO award-winners recently earned marquee festival appearance slots at some of the biggest festivals in the US, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo. Their most recent hit single, “Knocking At The Door”, spent an unprecedented 14 weeks at #1 on the Canadian Alt/Rock charts, making it the most played Alt/Rock song of 2017, and Arkells the most played band of the year.City and Colour, the moniker of Ontario native, singer-songwriter Dallas Green, is undeniably one of the biggest groundswell stories to emerge from Canada. His achievements include three JUNO Awards, including two Songwriter of the Year awards (2009, 2012), three Double Platinum-certified albums, six Platinum-certified albums, and two Gold-certified albums in Canada (City and Colour, Alexisonfire, and You+Me). Green’s latest and fifth City and Colour studio release, If I Should Go Before You, debuted #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan, his third consecutive chart-topper in Canada. The LP also made serious waves internationally debuting at #16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart, and #5 in Australiawhere Green’s LP Little Hell went Gold. In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project titled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed debut, rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, and #2 in Australia, culminating in memorable performances on THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW and JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!. Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

Putting the girl power in pot Cannabis company catering to women

first_imgMany companies are trying to get in on the ground floor of the cannabis industry before the drug becomes legal in Canada.But one business is setting itself apart by catering solely to women.Fleurish Cannabis is hoping to help women with both chronic conditions and those dealing with that time of the month.CMO Mary Beth Williamson said they already know 19 per cent of women currently use cannabis.They expect that number to double when it becomes legal.“Many, many of them are using to help manage insomnia, for pain relief. Many pain causing conditions tend to be female skewed: things like MS (Multiple Sclerosis), and then there (is) PMS pain. Many women use to manage cramps,” she said.“And then they also use to manage stress and anxiety. Like you know, many women have very stressful lives. They’re working, they are taking care of families, sometimes taking care of their parents.”But you don’t just have to smoke it.The company, currently based in Ottawa, hopes to expand across the country selling things like sprays, oils, bath bombs, lip chap, and of course, edibles.“Chocolates, gummies are extremely popular, as well as taking it in pill form, so those are not going to be options this year, under the current legislation, but we are expecting that to be an option next year,” Williamson said.Williamson said she hopes to make women’s lives better.“I really think it will be an important part of their overall wellness.”last_img read more

Anti-Semitic attacks spike, killing most Jews in decades

first_imgTel Aviv: Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an “increasing sense of emergency” among Jewish communities worldwide. Capped by the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, assaults targeting Jews rose 13 per cent in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThey recorded nearly 400 cases worldwide, with more than a quarter of the major violent cases taking place in the United States. But the spike was most dramatic in western Europe, where Jews have faced even greater danger and threats. In Germany, for instance, there was a 70 per cent increase in anti-Semitic violence. “There is an increasing sense of emergency among Jews in many countries around the world,” said Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, an umbrella group representing Jewish communities across the continent. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”It is now clear that anti-Semitism is no longer limited to the far-left, far-right and radical Islamist’s triangle it has become mainstream and often accepted by civil society,” he said. Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry releases its report every year on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins Wednesday at sundown. This year, the report comes just days after another fatal shooting attack Saturday against a synagogue in southern California. The attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue on the last day of Passover killed one woman and wounded three other people, including the rabbi. In addition to the shooting attacks, assaults and vandalism, Kantor also noted the increased anti-Semitic vitriol online and in newspapers, including a recent anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared in The New York Times’ international edition. It depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog wearing a Star of David collar and leading a blind and skullcap-wearing President Donald Trump. The Times has since apologized, calling the image “offensive,” and vowing to refrain from publishing such bigoted cartoons again. Still, it sparked outrage among dozens of American Jewish groups that subsequently sent a letter calling on the newspaper to “become far more sensitive to anti-Semitism in the future.”last_img read more

Sharon to be buried at Negev Desert with military funeral

first_imgJERUSALEM – The coffin of Israel’s former prime minister will lie in state at the Israeli parliament Knesset for public visiting, prior to the military funeral ceremonyThe late ex-prime minister of Israel Ariel Sharon will be buried next to the grave of his wife at Negev Desert with a military funeral on Monday, following a state memorial service at the Israeli parliament Knesset, said Israeli Prime Ministry.A committee to organize the state ceremony for Sharon scheduled to take place on Monday issued a written statement and released the details of the ceremony after a 6-hour overnight meeting at Israeli Prime Ministry. Before the funeral, his body will lie in state at Knesset on Monday morning for public visiting amid strict security measures and no private vehicles will be allowed into the compound, detailed the statement.All plenary sessions and committee meetings at the Knesset were postponed until after the funeral of Israel’s eleventh prime minister who died on Saturday after eight-year in coma.Several world leaders are expected to attend Sharon’s funeral, including US Vice President Joe Biden.Israeli President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein along with Sharon’s family members will reportedly make remarks during the state ceremony at the Knesset.Among the other attendees of the funeral ceremony will be Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok, Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz, and Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander.last_img read more

Carlos Pena hints at Rangers stay

first_imgRangers midfielder Carlos Pena has hinted he could remain at the club after his treatment for alcohol addiction.The Mexican, who has seen two loan deals in his homeland with Cruz Azul and Necaxa cancelled, is currently undergoing treatment for alcoholism and still has one-year-and-a-half left on his Rangers deal.The 28-year-old is contemplating his future in football, too, and has interest from two teams in the Mexican Second Division as well as clubs in Turkey and Poland.He said, according to the Scotsman:“I’ve still not recovered 100 per cent, which is why I am following my rehabilitation treatment to the letter. I still have a person who takes care of me.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“But I don’t want my case to be demonised because the illness of alcoholism is a problem which affects many people in all aspects of life.”“I am not scared to say ‘I was an alcoholic’ because it happens in life. I am very calm about it. I don’t regret anything I have done and I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me.”“Everything I’ve done is because I’ve wanted to do it. Nobody forced me to do anything. When I wanted to play football, it was because of me. When I wanted to drink a beer, it was for me. When I wanted to have a child, it was the same.”“I had a problem with alcoholism and that’s why I got involved with Chavez’s clinic, which was very good. If it happened to me, it can happen to anyone. It’s not difficult to change if you want to change.”last_img read more