Marcelino Confidence growing at Valencia

first_imgValencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral believes that his side are beginning to show flashes of their form of last season after defeating Manchester UnitedLos Che claimed a memorable 2-1 win over United at the Mestalla on Wednesday night in their final game of Group H in the Champions League.The victory may not have been enough for Valencia to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition, but Marcelino reckons the result has given his players a timely boost.“Whenever you win the mood is different, when players have the perception that they have had a good individual and collective performance you can see that in their looks,” said Marcelino on the club website.“The other day I saw details that remind me of Valencia CF from last season, scoring at the start of the first half or the second.“Undoubtedly, victories produce joy and increase confidence, they show that this team has not forgotten to do things well, it has always been competitive, and with a favourable result we dare to do more things.”Now Valencia’s focus will turn to this evening’s showdown at SD Eibar, where they hope to kick-start their La Liga campaign.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).After finishing fourth last season, Valencia find themselves down in 15th-place with just three wins from 15 games.Although Marcelino knows all to well not to underestimate Eibar, who defeated Real Madrid 3-0 at their home ground last month.“It is clear that it is a very intense team, based its game on playing forward with precision, speed and decision,” said Marcelino.“it is the team that finishes the most in the area, generates many chances of goal and they play in a tough stadium.“We know what the idea and style of the opponent is, and this year we will try to counteract them and win, we have the illusion and the ambition to win.“They scored three goals against Real Madrid and four against Levante UD in their last two home games.”last_img read more

Moving Towards Modular

first_imgIt can be a tough transition. “The challenge is creating a site that really anticipates and reflects the critical points in the workday of your community of readers,” says Alison Johns, vice president, e-media, business information group at Access Intelligence. “For example, my products, as they evolve out of monthly magazines and into daily Web sites, have never been news-led. We’ve focused our build-outs on appealing to our readers’ needs for how-to and tutorial information.”News is an easy target for publishers that desire a consistent level of content turnover, but in Johns’ case, news was not what users were looking for on her site, Studiodaily.com. “We did grow at first in the direction of news but realized that where we could offer the most to our community was by giving them rich media tutorials.”Content for Studiodaily.com has coalesced around what the users are interacting with the most. “The number-one destination on the site is the blog, not the news,” says Johns. “Now what we do is present the areas that we think will be the most engaging in the first scoop and that is still blogs, training and news.”Fluid NavigationCategories and taxonomy certainly matter, particularly since magazine publishers often cover markets that contain a variety of vertical niches. Forbes.com, for example, which has 15 million to 20 million uniques per month, has a navigation system crafted around nine main verticals, with a number of subcategories under each. Tracking visitor patterns helps determine what content users are interested in.“We’ll track on a very direct basis our high usage pages like the index pages for the channels and the home page for the site,” says Jim Spanfeller, president and CEO of Forbes.com. “And we certainly will look at page views per session, page views per unique, time per session, time per unique, and so on.”But some publishers are finding that a much more fluid presentation of content is gaining popularity among users. Particularly when content means anything from text to video to audio. “Navigation, when you used to design it, was set in stone,” says Johns. “But now there’s much more flexibility.”While you want to make sure that visitors can use multiple techniques to find what they’re looking for—navigation bars, search, related content, and others—relying on a rigid hierarchy may backfire. “A lot of us have a tendency to get carried away with the need for identifying a ton of content buckets on the site,” says Scott McKenzie, vice president and editorial director of Nielsen Business Media’s digital division. “But you’re actually doing a huge disservice to the audience. If you think about how you use sites that you visit every day you tend to do two things: You use the home page or you use search.”Accordingly, McKenzie is leading a redesign of most of Nielsen’s Web sites. Billboard.com, for example, now has a modular, three-column design that incorporates a variety of content types while still offering a tabbed navigation scheme across the top of the page.The home page displays a mix of every content type, giving users a variety of ways to interact with the site. It’s a strategy that’s particularly important for what’s essentially the gateway. “The home page is like a mini TOC,” says Eric Shanfelt, vice president of e-media at enthusiast publisher Aspire Media. “It’s giving you a preview into everything that’s going on in the site.”To illustrate, McKenzie’s redesign of Billboard.com brought video to the forefront, which used to be clicks away. “We had a lot of video content that we were producing and had it in a sub-navigation area and people were just not finding it. When we re-skinned, the video usage went up 300 percent.”Keep It in the FamilySo content types are blending under content categories, but they should also be accessible in standalone “media centers.” This is all part of giving users redundant methods of finding what they want. “Every piece of content really winds up being categorized in one of two ways,” says Shanfelt. “It’s defined by the kind of content it is and the category or categories in which it fits. So if I’m navigating by topic I’ll find it or if I’m navigating by type I’ll find it.”There’s also huge importance in arranging and attracting related content subjects, especially from the search function. “People are lazy. They don’t want to browse,” continues Shanfelt. “They want to search and bring up all the results. When I search, I’m not just looking for an article. Show me everything that you have that’s related to this question, whether it’s a forum thread, a video, an article, whatever.”Navigation used to reflect taxonomy but it doesn’t anymore, adds Johns. “Nor should it,” she says. “You need to have the ability to pull that information of what’s associated so people can go deeper into a particular topic.”So, when constructing, or even rebuilding, a site, what comes first—taxonomy or navigation? The taxonomy may come first, but navigation is not far behind, and often merges with it as the site build progresses. “I start with the database,” says Johns, referring to building the taxonomy into the CMS. “I start with what the community wants now and how we can differentiate from the competition. It’s about how you’re going to taxonomize the information your community needs and then how you prioritize it—what you float to the top and what you put off to the edges. You have to understand their needs and then you map that to your database and then map your navigation to that.”Web Site Architecture and Navigation: 6 Tips1. Start with the database (taxonomy) by focusing on what your users want, then build the navigation scheme on top of that. 2. Content categories should have their own mini-homepages, or information centers, where users have access to content associated to that one category. 3. If you’re rebuilding your site, examine the old site’s search logs. This will provide insight into not only what users are looking for, but the language they use. Categorize your content accordingly. 4. Don’t skimp on internal search functionality. You may have great content in a variety of formats, but if people can’t find it and link to related content, it’s useless. 5. Integrate all content types—video, audio, text, etc.—that belong to a certain category. Don’t isolate your video content on a video page, for example. 6. Weed out or de-emphasize short, one-off posts from search results. Users are typically looking for substantial content, not a two-sentence blog post that might have had value in its day, but no archival value. Site design and architecture changes almost as quickly as the Internet technology that drives it. As publishers work their way through site rebuilds, developers must keep a sharp lookout on the horizon for changing trends. When it comes to organizing content, however, publishers can all agree on two things (for now): There’s content type and content topic. No longer simply concerned with arranging text-based content, publishers have a buffet of multimedia assets that must be displayed and arranged—often under myriad vertical niches—in a way that facilitates the best user interaction and navigation. Trends are pointing toward simple, easy-to-use, modular architectures that blur the lines between content type—text, video, audio—while simultaneously corralling it into defined information centers.The Experience MattersThe first thing to recognize, says Jakob Nielsen, principal of the Nielsen Norman Group, a Web site design and usability consultancy, is that user needs are different online than they are in print. It’s an obvious distinction but one that forms the foundation of an online experience. “In print, people are very issue-oriented and it’s also a more immersive experience where they’ll sit and leaf through the whole issue,” adds Nielsen. “Online is the opposite. It’s much more goal-driven and solution-oriented.”Building a Web site’s information architecture springs from the way the audience will use it, and fundamentally, this originates from a need to solve a problem or answer a question. “That then begs the question of what the proper hierarchy should be,” says Nielsen. “There is no specific answer to that because it depends on the market but think of it from a problem perspective and try to structure it around answers to those problems.”last_img read more

Goodyears newest tire is for flying cars

first_img Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Geneva Motor Show 2019 Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box reading • Goodyear’s newest tire is for flying cars The Goodyear Aero concept unveiled at the 2019 Geneva auto show functions as a narrow, non-pneumatic tire when on the ground, then acts as a propeller when rotated and spun up to high RPM in a tilt-rotor application. Given the amount of recent hype around autonomous flying cars, its a concept worth looking at.Goodyear’s Aero concept can function in the vertical plane as a road going tire/wheel assembly, and in the horizontal plane as a tilt-rotor propeller. Goodyear The most clever part of Aero is how the wheel’s “spokes” are also the propeller’s blades. Pitched, curved and manufactured precisely, they would seem to save a lot of space, expense, and articulation headaches on a flying car.The rubber that wraps around those blades would be solid, rather than an air-filled tire that would deform and disintegrate at aeronautic RPM. But without a pneumatic cushion Goodyear’s material scientists will have to pull some all-nighters to formulate a material compliant enough to cushion the ride on ground while also tough enough to protect the critical wheel/propeller structure. I wouldn’t want to get aloft only to find out I have a cracked prop blade because I curbed it downtown an hour before.aero-2The interior of the Goodyear Aero would be a sophisticated turbine-style fan for aerial propulsion, while the outside would be a narrow non-pneumatic tire that provides cushioning and grip. Goodyear Goodyear imagines this Aero assembly being spun by magnetic propulsion and controlled by AI, both of which are the sorts of things you just have to say in 2019. But more realistic is their vision that Aero would be monitored by a fiber optic sensor package to make sure it’s in perfect condition and performing properly in its two critical missions. That jibes with an exploding trend of smart monitoring technology in the auto business, from Porsche’s new Wet Mode that listens for the audio signature of wet pavement, to millimeter wave in-car monitoring tech from Texas Instruments that seeks to revolutionize awareness of who’s in the car and their state. Maybe the most interesting part of these “tires” is that we’re talking about the components needed for self-flying cars. We’ve seen Goodyear concept tires and wheels that grow moss in their middle or that roll every direction like a billiard ball with English on it, but this time they’re taking flight. Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Tags • More From Roadshow 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: The most extreme midsize off-roader you can buy See All 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Geneva Motor Show 2019 Cooley On Cars 1:26 Goodyear’s Aero tire is for flying self-driving cars Comment 1 Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Share your voice Roadshowlast_img read more

Priyanka Chopra unfollows Siddharth Chopras bridetobe Ishita Kumar deletes Instagram pictures

first_imgPriyanka Chopra, Siddharth Chopra and Ishita Kumar.InstagramIt must be a difficult time in the Chopra household right now, with speculation going on about the wedding of Siddharth Chopra that was supposed to take place in April 2019. We had told you Priyanka Chopra’s brother Siddharth Chopra’s wedding had been postponed because the bride-to-be, Ishita Kumar had to undergo an emergency surgery on the day of the wedding.Priyanka Chopra was in Mumbai to attend her brother’s wedding, but it never took place. The actress-producer cast her vote in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 and also inaugurated her mother Dr Madhu Chopra’s clinic in Mumbai, after which she left for the US. Priyanka Chopra was seen just a day ago at the Billboard Music Awards 2019, looking stunning on the red carpet.But she is hush-hush about her brother’s wedding. Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas were in Delhi on February 27, 2019 for the roka and engagement of her brother Siddharth. Even as there were reports that the bride-to-be Ishita Kumar has deleted all the pictures of Siddharth and her from her Instagram, the lady seems to have deleted her entire account from the social networking application.Mumbai Mirror reports that Ishita Kumar had posted a picture from the hospital after her surgery, saying, “Recovering from surgery. Very painful but glad it’s over.” Ishita later posted another picture of hers at a resto-bar, with the caption, Cheers to new beginnings. With a goodbye kiss to beautiful endings.” Ishita Kumar last Instagram post.InstagramApart from the positive comments on her last post, Ishita Kumar also got a lot of questions from concerned people about her wedding. Read some of the comments here, one of which she liked before going off radar. Ishita Kumar likes comment against Siddharth Chopra.Instagram Comments on Ishita Kumar’s Instagram post on her wedding to Siddharth Chopra.InstagramNow, Ishita Kumar’s Instagram is nowhere to be found and we can only show some support to the girl. Siddharth Chopra’s account on Instagram has also gone private. Update: Ishita Kumar’s Instagram is back and she has posted new pictures with her friends. Ishita Kumar’s Instagram pictures deleted.IBTIMESIn 2014, Siddharth Chopra was engaged to Kanika Mathur and they were to get married in 2015. But the wedding that was to take place in Goa was called off. At the time, Siddharth had posted on Facebook, “Single. Ready to mingle. Go Goa Gone. Wish everyone a very happy 2015.”We hope things turn out well for Siddharth Chopra and Ishita Kumar. To new beginnings!last_img read more

2 men crushed to death by train in Rajshahi

first_imgMap of RajshahiTwo men were crushed to death by a train at Belpukur level crossing in Putia upazila of Rajshahi on Wednesday afternoon, reports news agency UNB.The deceased are Korban Ali Mondal, 75, of Belpukur village, and Shamsul Alam, 65, of Tatalpur village in the upazila.Korban tried to cross the rail tracks carelessly around 4:00pm when a speedy train was approaching him. Sensing impending danger, Shamsul rushed in to save him, said Kabirul Islam, Inspector (Investigation) of Belpukur police station.However, both of them were crushed under the wheels of the train, leaving them dead on the spot, he said.The bodies were sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for autopsy.Rajshahi Railway police station officer-in-charge Sayeed Iqbal said a case was filed over the accident.last_img read more

Cards Welcome Margot Lawn

first_imgJustine Sowry on Margot Lawn”We are excited for Margot to join the Cardinal field hockey family. Her passion, excitement and enthusiasm for the game of hockey and our program is second to none. She loves the game, wants to be coached and is driven to be the best she can be. With her competitive nature, dynamic play and quick hands, our attacking play has the potential to elevate to another level. Margot already has years of junior USA experience and will be an immediate contributor this fall.” University of Louisville field hockey coach Justine Sowry has announced that Margot Lawn has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to join the Cardinals in the fall of 2019. Lawn is part of a class of seven newcomers who will be announced in the upcoming weeks.Name: Margot LawnPosition: Midfielder/ForwardHometown: Pasadena, MDHigh School: Archbishop SpaldingClub: Nook Field Hockey Story Links Entering her senior season, she was named one of Max Field Hockey’s Top 10 Players in the Nation and was tabbed the NFHCA’s Maryland Offensive Player of the Year following the completion of her final season. Lawn earned Field Hockey Player of the Year honors from the Capital Gazette Communications and the Washington Post and was a Max Field Hockey Second Team All-American. Additionally, she was named to the Max Field Hockey All-Mid-Atlantic first team her junior and senior seasons. During her high school career, the two-time captain scored 89 goals and dished out 35 assists while helping her team to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) championship (2015) and three semifinal appearances (2016, 2017, 2018). In addition to her high school accomplishments, Lawn was a member of USA Field Hockey’s U17 National Team from 2015-17 and is a 2018 USA Field Hockey U19 Junior National Camp, Stars and Stripes and National Futures Championship selection. While playing for the U17 team, Lawn participated in the Uruguay Tour (2017) and the Ireland Tour (2016) – when she was the leading scorer for Team USA. In 2015, she was selected to play for the USA Field Hockey U18 All-Star team that faced the Scotland National Team, delivering a goal and an assist in the contest. The three-time STX Select team member (2015-17) and five-time U16 AAU/ Junior Olympics participant (2013-17) was also a member of the USA Women’s Junior National Indoor Team in 2014 and 2015.center_img The forward is a three-time NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic team member, a two-time IAAM all-conference and all-Maryland selection (2017, 2018) and earned Capital Gazette All-Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County Sun first team honors in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Lawn was also named to the Washington Post’s first team in 2017 and 2018 and was a second team pick in 2016.  Print Friendly Version Margot Lawn on Louisville “I honestly fell in love with the school – the campus, the people, the team, the environment, and the coaching staff. I know they will push me to be a better player, but also prepare me for life at the same time.” Margot Lawn joins the Cardinals from Pasadena, Md., where she was a four-year varsity starter for Archbishop Spalding High School and was recently named to USA Field Hockey’s Under 19 national team after serving three years on the U17 team. She brings an impressive resume which includes three National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School All-America third team selections (2016-18). Lawn is also successful in the classroom, earning NFHCA All-Academic Team honors in 2018.last_img read more

YouTube has renewed its agreement with music strea

first_imgYouTube has renewed its agreement with music streaming site Vevo and YouTube’s owner Google has taken a stake in the business.Google has confirmed that it has taken a stake in the music streaming business, owned by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media Group. According to reports in the Financial Times and Billboard, the stake is worth between US$40-50 million (€30-38 million), giving Google a stake of approximately 7%.Vevo will use the investment boost to expand its international presence as well as to invest in original content.Vevo’s previous contract with YouTube expired in April but it was granted a temporary extension while a commercial revenue-share deal was ironed out.last_img read more