REVEALED: The best strikers of 2014: Who has the most Premier League goals?

first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa scored goal no.11 in just his tenth Premier League game following a big money summer transfer as the Blues beat West Brom 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.The Spain international has wasted no time settling in and has continued last season’s excellent form where he scored 27 times for Atletico Madrid.And despite only making his Premier League debut in August, he is closing in fast on the sharpshooters who have been playing in England’s top flight since January.Click the arrow on the right to see which player has scored the most calendar goals this year. 6 3) Edin Dzeko (Man City): 14 goals – Edin Dzeko scored 12 times between January and the end of the 2013/14 season, though he has managed to find the back of the net just twice for Man City in the current campaign, with both coming against Hull. 6 6 2) Sergio Aguero (Man City): 16 goals – Sergio Aguero’s 12 Premier League goals so far this season put him at the top of the goal charts, which included four in one match against Tottenham. 6 8) Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham) and Diego Costa (Chelsea): 11 goals – click the arrow to see the striker with the most goals in this calendar year – Chelsea striker Diego Costa has already scored as many Premier League goals as Romelu Lukaku and Emmanuel Adebayor have in 2014 for Everton and Tottenham respectively. The problem Jose Mourinho complained about last season has been fixed with the arrival of £32m Costa, as the Blues now have someone to score goals and look on course to win a first Premier League title since 2010. 6) Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Man United) and Luis Suarez (Liverpool): 12 goals – Luis Suarez has gone, but he still has scored as many as Wayne Rooney has this year, while Suarez’s former captain, Steven Gerrard also has 12 goals. 4) Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) and Yaya Toure (Man City): 13 goals – Toure has only scored two Premier League goals in the current campaign, but was one of the players of the year last term and finished with 20 goals. Sturridge has spent most of this season in the treatment room, but was in scintillating form alongside Suarez as Liverpool’s title charge faltered at the final hurdle. 6 6 1) Wilfried Bony (Swansea): 17 goals – Bony ended last season with two goals for Ivory Coast at the World Cup and this season has five goals for Swansea, which puts him at the top of this list. Will the Jacks hang onto him in the January transfer window?last_img read more

Mandela Children’s Hospital finally opens

first_imgThe Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, an idea that began with a vision by Nelson Mandela as far back as his presidency in the 1990s, has finally become a reality.CD AndersonThe hospital, overseen by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, along with various local and international partners, is dedicated exclusively to paediatric medicine and care. It will welcome its first patients on 2 December 2016.The world-class hospital has had a difficult road to realisation, struggling to raise the $100-million (R1.4-billion) needed to complete the project in the midst of a tough global economic environment and, more crucially during the last stages of the project, without the guidance and vision of the hospital’s patron, Mandela, who died in December 2013.Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital set to admit first patients— The Citizen News (@TheCitizen_News) November 28, 2016“It’s a miracle, or just short of a miracle. The children’s hospital was a dream,” Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, told AFP during a media tour of the facilities in November 2016. “It was very difficult to do it without him … extremely difficult, but people were ready to hear us. People could relate to his vision. There is a number of ways that you can remember him; he was a statesman. You could build a statue … but at his core, he loved children.”An aerial shot of the new @NelsonMandela Children’s Hospital near @WitsUniversity #Joburg. Opening set for December— SurenNaidoo (@SurenNaidoo) July 19, 2016Finally breaking ground at its site in Parktown, Johannesburg in 2014, the hospital received financial support from a host of South African and international philanthropists and organisations, including the Bill Gates Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Islamic Relief Worldwide and industrialist Eric Samson.Additional financing came from donations made by millions of ordinary South Africans via SMS and through various fundraising events held since 2009.Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital! Dream come Reality! @NMCF_SA— Sam Tsima (@samtsima) August 26, 2016The three-floor facility, which is part of the University of Witwatersrand’s medical faculty, specialises in paediatric cancer care, and kidney and lung treatment, as well as heart, chest and brain surgery, and a range of other children’s medical needs. While Africa does have four other paediatric specialist hospitals – one each in Cape Town and Nairobi, and two in Cairo – the new Johannesburg hospital is the most advanced facility in Africa.The hospital is equipped with the latest medical equipment and technology, including the most advanced operating theatres in the country, offering the best all-inclusive diagnosis and treatment regime on the continent.Equipment was able to identify and analyse the “minutest” details, hospital project leader Joe Seoloane leader told AFP, “(making) diagnoses that general equipment might not pick up”.The hospital also provides real-time video conferencing, enabling doctors and medical students across the continent to access consultations and procedures done onsite.With a staff of 450 expertly trained paediatric nurses and 150 specialist doctors sourced from South Africa and the rest of the world, the hospital offers free services to those from poorer backgrounds and only charges those who can afford it.The brightly painted wards, colourful furnishings and the latest multimedia technology – including in-house radio and television channels tailored to its young patients – all help the hospital present a comforting and fun environment.“It’s a children’s hospital and must specialise in conditions that are unique to children,” Seoloane said. “(The hospital is) proud and excited that … on 2 December, we can officially say (Africa has a children’s hospital on par with the rest of the world).”Soon 2 be open Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital providing state-of the art care 2 children of #SouthernAfrica— ELMA Philanthropies (@ELMAPhilanthro) October 21, 2016Source: eNCAlast_img read more

Adobe Prepares for a World without Apple’s Blessing

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Flash 10.1In addition to the AIR for Android announcement, Adobe also debuted the Flash Platform 10.1 beta, now available to developers and content providers worldwide. With Flash, developers can not only build mobile applications for Android, but can build apps that run anywhere: desktops, laptops, netbooks and smartphones. All the major smartphone players (save one) will support Flash, including Android, RIM BlackBerry, Symbian, Palm’s webOS and Windows Mobile. It will now also be available on LiMo devices, an independent and open smartphone platform with a Linux-based operating system at its core. Flash isn’t just about the apps, either. It’s also used for website content display and HD videos, like those found on the popular U.S. TV portal, Hulu. Sling Media, makers of the Slingbox hardware, devices that let you watch live TV playing in one location on a remote receiver, also use Flash as part of their three-screen solution which delivers video to TVs, laptops, and mobile devices. Flash for iPhone: the Workaround Despite all the announcements, which lay solid ground for Adobe’s continued relevance and importance in the ever-changing mobile world, the company has not forgotten about Apple. Although sour grapes could have easily had the company turn their back to the popular iPhone OS platform, Adobe did just the opposite: they made it easy for their developers to build for iPhone too. Using the Packager for iPhone software, announced previously at Adobe MAX 2009, developers can export Flash code as iPhone apps. With these tools, developers can essentially write once and deploy anywhere – as AIR or Flash creations for the desktop or mobile web or as apps for any mobile device including Android or iPhone.Will Apple Cave?Apple’s standoff against Flash has gained more public exposure with the recent announcement of the Apple iPad. Even consumers who don’t pay careful attention to technology news will soon discover the iPad’s shortcomings when iPad-launched websites don’t include streaming video, content doesn’t display as expected and video portals like Hulu are inaccessible. While purists may feel the same as Apple CEO Steve Jobs when it comes to Flash’s expulsion from the iPhone/iPad platform, (notably that it’s “buggy” and will soon be replaced by HTML5, an upcoming standard that can provide streaming video, too), the reality is that the new HTML5-enabled web won’t be built overnight. In the meantime, developers and consumers alike want solutions for the content they expect to access when mobile – that being the web, the whole web, the fully functioning web. It’s here that Adobe intends to deliver. Their goal is to have every platform but Apple supporting native Flash and AIR, while still supporting iPhone through a workaround. Will Apple eventually concede to this power play where everyone supports Flash but them? It’s impossible to tell, but Adobe certainly isn’t afraid to lay the pressure on thick. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Today at the Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced several initiatives designed to cement their company’s relevance in a world where Apple, one of the top smartphone players, has banned Adobe software from inclusion on all mobile devices including the iPhone, iPod Touch and the soon-to-launch iPad. Without Adobe’s Flash runtime, thousands of websites don’t work, streaming videos won’t play and a number of online casual games are broken. Apple, of course, is fine with this, having worked around the issue thanks to the 150,000+ iPhone applications that deliver the same functionality…although sometimes for a fee. Adobe, meanwhile, is focusing on the other up-and-coming smartphone platform, Google’s Android OS, with the launch of their “AIR for Android” offering. With this and the newly announced Flash Player 10.1, wannabe mobile developers don’t need to learn specialized code, but can instead leverage their existing development skills to build Flash and AIR-based applications. They can then have those apps run anywhere: PCs, Macs, Linux and mobile…including, surprisingly, the iPhone. AIR for AndroidThe AIR for Android development platform allows designers and developers to use their existing skills in coding for AIR on the desktop to build standalone applications that run on the mobile Android operating system, found on devices like the Droid, the myTouch 3G, and the G1. With AIR, developers can include mobile-specific functionality in their devices including multi-touch, accelerometer input, GPS, screen orientation and gestures.Already, Adobe has several developers on board. A company blog post today shows a selection of some of the first AIR-built Android apps, all games, including iTunes App Store classics like Alchemist, FickleBlox, Gridshock, Chroma Circuit, Red Hood, South Park Avatar Creator and Su (iTunes links). Tags:#Adobe#Apple#mobile#NYT#Trends#web last_img read more

One in 87 persons in Punjab dependent on drugs: survey

first_imgPunjab, which has been battling the menace of drugs, currently could have between 1 lakh to 2.7 lakh people that are dependent on opioids. In Chandigarh, between 1,385 to 7,000 could be using them. Findings from the study titled “Epidemiology of Substance Use and Dependence in the State of Punjab,” released by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Friday revealed that about one in 92 persons in Punjab had used ‘any’ illicit substance (drug) in the past 12 months, and more than one in 87 were currently dependent on them. “These estimates are likely to be higher in marginalised or other specific high-risk populations for instance — homeless people, prison population, other non-household population like truck drivers and college students in hostels,” said Dr. Ajit Avasthi, head of the psychiatry department, PGIMER.“The opioid dependent population is somewhere between 1 lakh to 2.7 lakh people in Punjab. These are huge figures, and indeed worrying. An urgent attention is required to address the problem,” said Dr. Avasthi. The findings of the study were based on household and rapid assessment surveys in both Punjab and Chandigarh. The aim of the household survey was to estimate the prevalence of substance use such as heroin, bhukhi (poppy husk) and opium, besides alcohol and tobacco. The objective of the rapid assessment survey was to estimate the size of the population using illicit drugs. Alcohol, tobacco tooThe study pointed out that approximately one in six persons were dependent on ‘any’ substance and contrary to expectation, substance use and dependence were more common in rural than urban areas. The single most common substance of use and dependence was alcohol followed by tobacco. There were more than 22 lakh alcohol dependent persons and nearly 16 lakhs tobacco dependent persons currently. The rapid assessment survey revealed that in Punjab natural opioids (opium and poppy husk) were the most common types in use while injection opioid use was the second most common form. “In injection opioids — heroin was the commonest type,” added the survey. In Chandigarh, meanwhile approximately one in 1,250 persons was using illicit opioids substances, according to the household survey while the rapid assessment survey pointed out that in Chandigarh the opioid dependent population was around 7,000. These are typically young males and injections (Buprenorphin/Heroin/Pentzocin) are the most common types in use. The PGIMER carried out this study over two years for the Indian Council of Medical Research with the help of the medical colleges in Patiala, Faridkot and Amritsar along with the Institute of Mental Health in Amritsar.last_img read more

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first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Blackwater suits up new acquisition Allein Maliksi when it clashes with back-to-the-wall GlobalPort in the 4:30 p.m. game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “But that’s not our goal, it’s top four,” he said after getting 28 points and 10 rebounds from import Justin Brownlee at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay where the Kings picked up win No. 8 in 10 games. “It was just really important for us to get that eighth win.”Ginebra will play TNT KaTropa to close out its elimination round schedule, and a win in that Sept. 23 game would most likely give the Kings top ranking and the lightest first-round assignment in the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCone said the team was still smarting from a loss to San Miguel Beer a few nights ago.“We need to get better to reach their level,” he said. “We’re just not there yet.” Mondilla gets his redemption LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentscenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters PBA IMAGESBouncing back from a rare loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra on Saturday night notched a win to reclaim top ranking—which Tim Cone won’t mind losing again.“I don’t care about being No. 1, 2, 3 or 4,” Cone said after an 89-82 victory over Rain or Shine that sewed up a twice-to-beat advantage for the Kings. “[Being No. 1] just adds extra pressure on you. We want to win as many games as we can and if we end up No. 1, that’s great.ADVERTISEMENT Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon PLAY LIST 00:52Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Grand Slam-seeking Beermen formalized entry into the playoffs earlier by squeaking past KIA Picanto, 118-112.June Mar Fajardo scored 41 points and had 17 rebounds, playing the entire second half and towing the Beermen to their sixth win in nine outings.Fajardo scored 20 of his total in the fourth period to send KIA to its 10th straight loss.Star and TNT KaTropa tangle in a crucial match Sunday at 6:45 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum where the Hotshots debut a third import in Iceland’s Kristofer Acox.The Texters will be gunning to improve a 6-3 card and stay well within top four contention, while the Hotshots, with a 5-3 record, will be shooting for a ticket to the next round.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Umar Akmal cameo helps Lahore beat Mumbai

first_imgUmar Akmal hit an 18-ball unbeaten 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Raipur on Saturday.Put into bat, Mumbai produced a mediocre batting display as they could score just 135 for seven with Aditya Tare top-scoring with a 37 and the Pakistani side comfortably chased down the target with eighth balls to spare.Ahmed Shehzad (34) and Nasir Jamshed (26) laid a good platform by stitching 51 runs for the opening wicket, but they looked like losing way in the middle overs as Mumbai came back strongly on the back of some fine bowling and fielding.Lahore needed 26 runs from the last three overs and the match headed towards a tight finish. But, Akmal turned the game on its head with a superb show of batting as he struck four fours and two sixes from 18 balls as Lahore ran away with a win.Meanwhile, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson showed his prowess in the shortest format as he powered Northern Knights to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka’s Southern Express in a rain-curtailed opening game of the Champions League T20 in Raipur on Saturday.With heavy downpour and soggy outfield reducing the match to 10-overs per side, Southern Express managed 92 for five in 10 overs which was easily surpassed by the Northern side with three balls to spare. Williamson led the charge with a 29-ball-52. Earlier, openers Kusal Perera and Gunathilaka rode on their luck due to shoddy fielding from Northerns as Southern Express scored 92 for five in 10 overs.advertisementKusal smashed his way to 37 off 20 balls with seven boundaries as Gunathilaka contributed 39 off 26 balls with two fours and three sixes. The opening stand of 55 laid the foundation of a challenging score.Diminutive Kusal was quick to dispatch anything on his legs behind the square. His partner Gunathilaka was slow to begin as he was not timing the ball properly but later got into the groove. The openers were helped by some shoddy fielding as Northern dropped as many as six catches of the duo.last_img read more

Delhi University Admissions 2017: A brief guide to Indraprastha College for Women

first_imgThe college was established in 1924 and is the oldest college for women in Delhi. It is one of the most prestigious colleges in India. It has been awarded Grade ‘A’ by NAAC.Address: 31, Sham Nath Marg, Civil Lines, Delhi, 110054Principal: Dr. Babli Moitra SarafCourses on offer:Arts:Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Economics)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (English)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Psychology)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Mass Media and Mass Communication)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Political Science)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Music)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (History)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Sanskrit)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Philosophy)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Hindi)Commerce:Bachelor of Commerce [BCom] {Hons}Science: Bachelor of Science [BSc] {Hons} (Mathematics)Bachelor of Science [BSc] {Hons} (Computer Science)HighlightsSports: The college focuses on sports and supports sports like basketball, tennis, badminton, squash, shooting, table tennis, judo, archery, volleyball etc.The college has its own gymnasium as well.Library: The college has a well equipped library which is fully computerised.Notable Alumni: Neetu Chandra and Ambika Soni.last_img read more