Allardyce admits Chelsea duo were too good for West Ham

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce admitted his team were simply unable to cope with Eden Hazard and Juan Mata in their 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.Mata caused the Hammers all sorts of problems, while the outstanding Hazard set up Chelsea’s first goal for Frank Lampard and scored their second.Allardyce said: “It was a tough afternoon, with Mata and Hazard both outstanding.“As much as I’d like to say we should have defended better, sometimes you just have to admire talent.“Sometimes you can’t defend against the quality they’ve got. That was the case for the second goal, when we had enough men around Hazard but he skipped around them like they weren’t there.“We have to face the fact that Chelsea were the better side. We have to be well satisfied that we beat them at our place earlier in the season.”See also:Lampard hits 200-mark in Chelsea victoryBenitez plays down defensive injury fearsChelsea v West Ham player 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Taking property without just compensation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramA property owner may bring a claim in federal court under the Fifth Amendment when the government has violated the Takings Clause by taking property without just compensation. This case involved a township ordinance requiring all cemeteries to be held open and accessible to the general public during daylight hours. A property owner with a small family graveyard was notified that she was violating the ordinance. The property owner filed suit in state court arguing that the ordinance constituted a taking of her property, but did not seek compensation. The township responded by saying it would withdraw the notice of violation and not enforce the ordinance against her. The state court said that the matter was therefore resolved, but the property owner was not satisfied with that decision. She decided to bring a takings claim in federal court.Before this decision, there was a roadblock to bringing such claim. Lower courts had read a previous Supreme Court decision to say that if a state or local government commits a taking, the property owner would first have to seek a remedy through the state’s adverse condemnation procedure before going to federal court. But in doing so, the property owner would actually not have a chance to bring the claim in federal court because the federal court would have to give full faith and credit to the state court decision. At first, that seemed like what would happen to the property owner because the state court had decided that the issue was moot since the township had agreed not to enforce the ordinance against her. But the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the property owner by taking the rare action of overruling its prior precedent. Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, was not an Ohio court case, but rather one that made its way all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.The final opinion handed down by the justices is certainly important, but it is also notable for Ohio because the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) submitted an amicus brief in support of the property owner through its legal counsel, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, LLP of Columbus. The brief cited examples in Ohio showing that the Supreme Court’s prior precedent was causing problems for Ohio property owners by limiting their access to federal courts in Fifth Amendment takings claims. OFBF has noted that this was the first time it had submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.last_img read more

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Ribbit Launches Google Voice Challenger

first_imgVoicemail TranscriptionsRibbit offers two levels of voicemail transcriptions. Free accounts come with automated transcriptions. Users with professional accounts – which are free during the beta period – can also choose to have ‘business-class’ level transcriptions, where a human checks the computer-transcribed text and edits it.Ribbit for DevelopersBecause Ribbit is an open platform, developers can use the service in their own applications. Ribbit already features five apps in its app store, including an SMS widget, an Adobe AIR app for checking voicemails and a conference widget. Ribbit also plans to launch its own mobile applications for the iPhone and Blackberry platforms soon. Developers are free to charge for their applications and Ribbit also offers a profit-sharing program where developers will be paid if users use their applications.Joining the BetaRibbit will slowly scale the service up over the next few weeks. The company will hand out new accounts on a first come, first serve basis. You can sign up for an account here. All service levels are available for free during the beta period, though Ribbit plans to charge for the pro accounts later on. Tags:#NYT#voice#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Besides call chains, another nice feature of Ribbit Mobile is that you can choose which number will appear on your contacts’ phones when you call, even if you are calling from your computer. Once you are on a call, you can also easily transfer calls from any device to another. Because of this, you can start a call in the web interface or iGoogle and then continue the call on your cell phone. Just like Google Voice, Ribbit gives users the option to set up a new phone number for their Ribbit accounts. Users can search for a specific number and letter combination in these numbers. For now, Ribbit only offers numbers in select cities such as California and New York.A service like Ribbit Mobile wouldn’t be very useful as you couldn’t easily import your contacts. Thankfully, users can import contacts from Plaxo and as an Outlook CSV file (Google Contacts can export an Outlook CSV file). Caller ID 2.0As Ribbit’s CEO Ted Griggs and co-founder Crick Waters told us yesterday, the company wants users to look at Ribbit Mobile as a “personal customer relationship management (CRM) platform.” To do so, Ribbit Mobile doesn’t just display a caller’s name and phone number. Users can also add notes to every call and connect their Ribbit address book with their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Flickr accounts. Through this, the Ribbit team noted, conversations can now take place within a context.center_img frederic lardinois Ribbit just announced the launch of Ribbit Mobile. Ribbit Mobile is a cloud-based VoIP telephony service that brings together web-based calling, smart call routing and voicemail transcriptions.It is hard to look at Ribbit Mobile without comparing it to Google Voice. Just like Google Voice, Ribbit gives users a new phone number or they can use call forwarding to transfer calls from their mobile phones to Ribbit’s platform. Ribbit Mobile also has quite a few features that Google doesn’t offer, including the ability to make calls from within the browser.Update:in an earlier version of this article we stated that Google Voice can’t ring multiple phones simultaneously. This is indeed a feature of Google Voice and we stand corrected.More Features than Google VoiceAs Ribbit Mobile is part of Ribbit’s open VoIP platform, the service can even forward calls to your Skype, MSN or Google Talk account if you don’t pick up your mobile phone. Whenever you miss a call or when a new voicemail arrives, Ribbit can also ping you by email, Skype, Google Talk or SMS. Through its partners, Ribbit offers widgets for popular start pages like iGoogle and social networks like Facebook and MySpace. Through these – as well as on the service’s homepage – users can receive and place calls from their browsers. This is a feature that Google Voice doesn’t offer yet.GrandCentral, which Google bought and then transformed into Google Voice, offered some of the features that Ribbit Mobile now offers. Google dropped quite a few useful features like call chains from Google Voice’s feature line-up, however. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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New Type of Database Gets High-Profile Funding

first_imgThere is a thing and there are ways to describe a thing. But why stop there?FluidInfo is a startup company that has built a new information architecture that positions databases as an open-ended way to describe the world, with access by anyone to add entirely new fields of data to describe a given phenomenon and open to sorting by any combination of parameters. The company announced today that after years of development, it has found a home and some incredibly high-profile investors to back it. Expect this company to go from confusing obscurity to one of the most talked about back-end startups on the web.What it DoesFluidInfo’s primary product FluidDB is described as “a hosted database with the heart of a wiki.” Founder Dr. Terry Jones has said “we’re living in the shadow of archetictural decisions made decades ago” and believes that, as his product’s About page articulates simply: “A new information architecture could be the basis for a new class of applications. It could provide freedom and flexibility to all applications, and these advantages could be passed on to users.”So FluidDB is something that will live under the hood of other web applications. There’s something about it that brings Twitter Annotations to mind: these are technologies that are focused on exploding the number of ways that we can describe any given thing, and thus the number of things we can do with that data. It’s a little bit challenging to describe, but try this explanation out for size:FluidDB is a single web of things providing a no-questions-asked writable social object to represent each and every thing. Using a flexible underlying representation of information and a new model of control, it allows users and applications to work with information without constraint. That includes dynamically organizing, sharing, combining and augmenting information, and searching in ways that have previously not been possible. It also allows users to choose exactly which information to share with whom, with separate controls for reading and writing.The challenge will come in building effective interfaces that let end-users leverage the power of this paradigm. The project brings to mind Freebase, a project that has raised far more money, aimed to blow the world of data wide open, but has fallen short of its wildest expectations largely due to a shortage of usability. Who will build interfaces for FluidInfo? The most likely candidates will be other startup companies backed by FluidInfo’s new investors. That’s an impressive group.FluidInfo’s BackingBlogger Robert Scoble called FluidInfo “an unfundable, worldchanging startup” 18 months ago.Apparently it’s not so unfundable anymore. Tech guru Esther Dyson had already put in money, and today the company announced that it’s raised $800,000 more from Betaworks (investors in Twitter, Tweetdeck, Tumblr, Superfeedr and more), IAVentures (all about Big Data), RRE Ventures (possibly NYC’s most respected startup investors, has backed Betaworks itself as well), Lerer Ventures (another knock-out portfolio), Chris Dixon and the Founder Collective, Joshua Schacter (creator of Delicious), Andrew Rasiej (founder of the Personal Democracy Forum) and others. That’s an incredible set of investors and will no doubt lead to some great introductions to hot startups all over the web who might make use of FluidDB.What do you think? Is this as revolutionary as it looks? How can you foresee it being used to power a new model of applications? marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Tags:#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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3 LeT men, civilian shot dead in Handwara

first_imgThree Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, two bank guards and a woman were killed in two separate shootouts in the Kashmir Valley on Monday. “Three Pakistani militants were neutralised by the joint team of forces in Unsoo, Handwara,” Director-General of Police S.P. Vaid said. One woman, identified as Misra Bano, was also found dead near the site.A police spokesman said the police, the Army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF’s 92 Battalion launched a cordon and search operation in Mir Mohalla, Unisoo, on Sunday night. “Militants hiding in Abdul Hamid Mir’s house fired upon the joint search party. Three AK rifles and ammunition were recovered from the three slain LeT militants,” said the spokesman. The identity of these terrorists is being ascertained, he added.“Misra Bano was killed in the cross-fire after she tried to escape from the house where the militants were trapped,” said Deputy Inspector General, north Kashmir, V.K. Birdi.The civilian killing sparked violent protests in Handwara. Hundreds of mourners raised anti-India slogans during the woman’s funeral. They demanded a magisterial inquiry into the incident. Internet services have been stopped in parts of Sopore and Kupwara as a precautionary measure. “The woman was a soft target for the forces,” alleged the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). Separatist JKLF also condemned the killing.Independent MLA Engineer Rashid called the civilian killing “unacceptable.” “It has yet again proved that security forces are accountable to none and treat themselves as above the law,” Mr. Rashid said.Cash van attackedMeanwhile, suspected militants attacked a cash van of the J&K Bank on Monday afternoon and killed two guards, while decamping with their rifles.Two security guards, Tariq Ahmad and Mushtaq Ahmad, were injured and succumbed later,” said a police spokesman.last_img read more

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Real Madrid go down to Levante in La Liga to suffer third straight loss

first_imgJulen Lopetegui’s problems deepened as Real Madrid suffered their third straight loss on Saturday as Levante returned with a 2-1 win from the Santiago Bernabeu in the La Liga.Not only that, the club also set an unwanted record of 482 minutes without scoring a goal.Levante went ahead as early as the seventh minute, when Jose Luis Morales scored and the lead was doubled when Roger Marti converted from the spot in the 13th minute after a defensive slip from Raphael Varane led to a hand-ball and a penalty followed after consultation with the video assistant referee (VAR).Real created numerous chances at the other end and hit the woodwork three times. Not only that, a Marco Asensio strike was ruled out by VAR as he was offside early in the second-half that broke their unwanted club record of going 464 minutes without a goal.However, Marcelo finally snapped their long spell without a goal by smashing into the net midway through the second half, scoring the club’s first goal in 482 minutes.But despite creating a glut of further chances Real slumped to a third straight loss in all competitions to pile the pressure on under-fire Lopetegui.”We are feeling very bad, we 100 percent had to win this game and we kept trying until the end but it wasn’t meant to be,” said Real midfielder Dani Ceballos, who also gave his backing to Lopetegui.”I believe in the coach, although the decision isn’t mine. I don’t think his job is in danger, we are right behind him.”advertisementReal, who were booed by their fans, are fifth in the La Liga standings, three points behind leaders Alaves.Champions Barcelona play at home to second-placed Sevilla later on Saturday.Real were in dire need of a win after losing to CSKA Moscow and Alaves in their last two games and they were boosted by the return of influential figures Isco and Marcelo although Gareth Bale could only start on the bench after recovering from injury.Madrid conceded the first goal for the seventh time in 11 games in all competitions when Varane failed to clear the most routine of through passes and forward Morales stole the loose ball and rounded goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to score.BIZARRE CIRCUMSTANCESPA-TA-TA #RealMadridLevante pic.twitter.com/RHlcxa4aAZLevante UD (@LevanteUD) October 20, 2018Levante stunned the home fans into silence when they were awarded a penalty in bizarre circumstances for a handball by the hapless Varane on the line of the penalty area, which was finally given after consulting the video assistant referee (VAR) just as the visitors were about to take a free kick.Courtois guessed the right way but Marti’s penalty was too powerful for him.VAR was called into action five minutes later to cancel out a goal for Real from Marco Asensio for offside, the first of a flurry of chances for the home side which saw Mariano hit the crossbar and Levante’s former Barcelona goalkeeper Oier Olazabal make a string of impressive saves.Olazabal made another superb save after the interval to thwart substitute Bale while fellow sub Benzema hit the post after Marcelo had reduced the deficit to a single goal.Mariano thought he had found a leveller late on when he converted from close range but the goal was ruled offside.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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OUT Helps Kick Off New York Pride 2014 Season

first_imgOUT, the world’s leading gay fashion and lifestyle brand, kicked off Pride Season in New York with an exclusive invite-only event hosted at Millesime at the Carlton Hotel in Manhattan.Perez Hilton poses for the 2014 OUT Magazine Hot List & NY Pride PartyCredit/Copyright: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for OUT MagazineIn celebration of OUT’s annual “Hot List” issue, which this year features The Normal Heart and White Collar star Matt Bomer on its cover, the cocktail reception featured a mix of VIP celebrities and guests and Las Vegas DJ Lisa Pittman spinning throughout the evening.The evening featured live performances by Barrett Wilbert Weed and Dave Thomas Brown from the Broadway musical Heathers and legendary drag performers Severely Mame and Macy Rodman, music by renowned Las Vegas DJ Lisa Pittman, as well as special guests including Perez Hilton; Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black); Cappie Pondexter (WNBA’s New York Liberty); designer Alexis Bittar; photographer Braden Summers; Jaymes Vaughan from the world famous Chippendales male revue show in Las Vegas; and actress Sarah Megan Thomas (Law & Order Special Victims Unit).Sponsors of the OUT Hot List Pride Party are Marriott International, which featured their #LoveTravels campaign; Cottonelle; Gillette Body; Las Vegas; SKYY Vodka; and Midori Melon Liqueur.last_img read more

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