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Caltech Researchers Discover the Brain Uses a Mathematical System to Organize What You See

first_img Business News Make a comment Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The brain represents visual objects through four networks tuned for four quadrants of object space: faces, bodies, spiky objects, and stubby objects. The same object space can be discovered using a deep network. Credit: Olivier WyartWhen Plato set out to define what made a human a human, he settled on two primary characteristics: We do not have feathers, and we are bipedal (walking upright on two legs). Plato’s characterization may not encompass all of what identifies a human, but his reduction of an object to its fundamental characteristics provides an example of a technique known as principal component analysis.Now, Caltech researchers have combined tools from machine learning and neuroscience to discover that the brain uses a mathematical system to organize visual objects according to their principal components. The work shows that the brain contains a two-dimensional map of cells representing different objects. The location of each cell in this map is determined by the principal components (or features) of its preferred objects; for example, cells that respond to round, curvy objects like faces and apples are grouped together, while cells that respond to spiky objects like helicopters or chairs form another group.The research was conducted in the laboratory of Doris Tsao (BS ’96), professor of biology, director of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Center for Systems Neuroscience and holder of its leadership chair, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. A paper describing the study appears in the journal Nature on June 3.“For the past 15 years, our lab has been studying a peculiar network in the primate brain’s temporal lobe that is specialized for processing faces. We called this network the ‘face patch network.’ From the very beginning, there was a question of whether understanding this face network would teach us anything about the general problem of how we recognize objects. I always dreamed it would, and now this has been vindicated in a startling way. It turns out that the face patch network has multiple siblings, which together form an orderly map of object space. So, face patches are one piece of a much bigger puzzle, and we can now begin to see how the entire puzzle is put together,” says Tsao.The brain’s inferotemporal (IT) cortex is a critical center for the recognition of objects. Different regions or “patches” within the IT cortex encode for the recognition of different things. In 2003, Tsao and her collaborators discovered that there are six face patches; there are also patches that encode for bodies, scenes, and colors. But these well-studied islands only make up some of IT cortex, and the functions of the brain cells located in between them have not been well understood.Pinglei Bao, a postdoctoral scholar in the Tsao laboratory, wanted to understand these unknown regions of the IT cortex. Working with nonhuman primates, Bao first stimulated a region of IT cortex that did not belong to any of the previously defined patches and measured how other parts of IT responded to stimulation using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In doing so, he discovered a new network: three regions of the IT cortex that were driven by the stimulation. He called this network the “no man’s land network,” since it belonged to an uncharted region of IT cortex.To determine what kind of objects the new network responded to, Bao showed the primates images of thousands of different objects while he measured neurons’ activity in the new network. He found that the neurons responded strongly to a group of objects that seemingly had nothing in common, except for one curious feature: they all contained thin “protrusions.” That is, spiky objects such as spiders, helicopters, and chairs triggered the activity of the cells of the new network. Round, smooth objects like faces triggered almost no activity in this network.Bao set out to mathematically describe what these objects all had in common. While a person can qualitatively describe the fundamental visible characteristics that make the shape of a chair distinct from a face, they cannot break those characteristics down to their mathematical parameters. To do that, Bao used a type of machine learning program called a deep network, which is trained to classify images of objects.Bao took the set of thousands of images he had shown the primates and passed them through a deep network. He then examined the activations of units found in the eight different layers of the deep network. Because there are thousands of units in each layer, it was difficult to discern any patterns to their firing. Bao decided to use principal component analysis to determine the fundamental parameters driving activity changes in each layer of the network. In one of the layers, Bao noticed something oddly familiar: one of the principal components was strongly activated by spiky objects, such as spiders and helicopters, and was suppressed by faces. This precisely matched the object preferences of the cells Bao had recorded from earlier in the no man’s land network.What could account for this coincidence? One idea was that IT cortex might actually be organized as a map of object space, with x- and y-dimensions determined by the top two principal components computed from the deep network. This idea would predict the existence of face, body, and no man’s land regions, since their preferred objects each fall neatly into different quadrants of the object space computed from the deep network. But one quadrant had no known counterpart in the brain: stubby objects, like radios or cups.A schematic plot showing the map of objects generated by the first two principal components of object space. Credit: Bao et al., Nature 2020Bao decided to show primates images of objects belonging to this “missing” quadrant as he monitored the activity of their IT cortexes. Astonishingly, he found a network of cortical regions that did respond only to stubby objects, as predicted by the model. This means the deep network had successfully predicted the existence of a previously unknown set of brain regions.Why was each quadrant represented by a network of multiple regions? Earlier, Tsao’s lab had found that different face patches throughout IT cortex encode an increasingly abstract representation of faces. Bao found that the two networks he had discovered showed this same property: cells in more anterior regions of the brain responded to objects across different angles, while cells in more posterior regions responded to objects only at specific angles. This shows that the temporal lobe contains multiple copies of the map of object space, each more abstract than the preceding.Finally, the team was curious how complete the map was. They measured the brain activity from each of the four networks comprising the map as the primates viewed images of objects and then decoded the brain signals to determine what the primates had been looking at. The model was able to accurately reconstruct the images viewed by the primates.“We now know which features are important for object recognition,” says Bao. “The similarity between the important features observed in both biological visual systems and deep networks suggests the two systems might share a similar computational mechanism for object recognition. Indeed, this is the first time, to my knowledge, that a deep network has made a prediction about a feature of the brain that was not known before and turned out to be true. I think we are very close to figuring out the how the primate brain solves the object recognition problem.”The paper is titled “A map of object space in primate inferotemporal cortex.” In addition to Bao and Tsao, co-authors are postdoctoral scholar Liang She and graduate student Mason McGill. The work was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech. Your email address will not be published. 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Protesting Youths Cripple Activities at Akpabio Stadium

first_imgTHISDAY learnt that the protest was staged four days to the decisive World Cup match between Nigeria Zambia to draw attention to the unfulfilled promise of the state government.The youths insisted that the beautiful edifice in their community has added no financial value to uplift their lives and wellbeing.Some of the placard placed at strategic location round the stadium reads in part,” the Stadium is Beautiful but the People in the Communities here are Suffering”.The Youth Leader of Obio Etoi village, Mr Sunday Peters, who led the demonstration told newsmen that one of their grievances was that since 2011 when Julius Berger commenced work at the stadium, the villagers have nothing to show in term of employment or remodeling of their communities.Due to the neglect of the communities, he said the activities of the construction giant has made the community to become water logged anytime it rains.Mr Peter lamented that flood from the artificially created lake in the stadium now makes it possible for the community to become flooded anytime it is full.“Since 2011, when this company commenced work here; this stadium has not brought anything good for us here. The company took all diversion ways to the community with their heavy equipment and machines, at a point we have to sell our land to maintain the road. That is why we are crying to the state government and we will continue to cry until something is done”.On his part, the village head of the Obio Etoi, Eteidung Ezekiel Inyang Ekott, said the protest by the youth was a peaceful one as it was not marred by violent.The youths, he said only demonstrated at the stadium gate just to draw the state government attention to the plights of the host communities.“We want to let the state government to know that the Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU), entered between the host communities, Julius Berger and the state government has been breached”.Top government officials including the state Commissioner for Works, Ephraim Inyang, and his Information and Strategy counterpart, Mr Charles Udoh, pleaded with the youth to remain calm and not embarrass visitors to the stadium.To pacifying the youths of the communities, the work commissioner hinted that the road being the subject of complaint has been earmarked for construction stressing that work will commence in a week’s time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  Complaint of non-implementation of MoU with Akwa Ibom State governmentThe two host communities of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Obio Etoi and Obio Ofot in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State yesterday staged peaceful protest at the complex to press home their complaints of unfulfilled promises by the state government since taking over their land for the project.The protest which commenced in the morning lasted for several hours as the youths barricaded the main gate leading to the stadium tagged the “Nest of Champion”, thus frustrating early day activities at the complex.last_img read more

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David Clifton – Licensing expert – Crystal ball gazing for 2019

first_imgShare Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 On that note – Happy New Year! After a tumultuous 2018, what does 2019 hold in store for the UK sports betting sector?I have dusted down my crystal ball. It may be a bit cloudy in areas, with perhaps the odd crack beginning to show in parts, but here is my best bet on what the regulatory future may bring.On the plus side, I do genuinely believe that:Many responsible operators are already heeding the Gambling Commission’s recent call for “a race to the top” to put customers, their enjoyment and their safety at the top of their agendas, andThere is greater recognition that operators’ primary focus must be on what the consumer needs rather than merely on the minimum that the Commission expects.With the above in mind, I confidently forecast that the Commission’s call for greater collaboration (not only in the sense of operators working in collaboration with their regulator but also in the sense of operators in different gambling sectors working together and sharing learning, insight and best practice with each other) will attract cross-sector support over the next year. This may result, for example, in the sharing by larger operators with smaller operators of the learning they have derived from the last three years’ Annual Assurance Statement pilot scheme in order to enable all in the industry to better understand the early indicators of problem gambling.However, sad to say but good stories related to gambling will never increase newspaper sales or make the headlines in national media. Public perception and opinions of gambling will always be more directly affected by adverse media reports and I have great sympathy with those who believe that the declining levels of public trust in gambling are very much down to an increasing media emphasis on the bad and the ugly, rather than the good, elements of the industry and certain of its practices. With regret, I forecast that we will not see any meaningful upturn in the proportion of the British public who believe that gambling is fair and can be trusted when the updated Gambling participation and perceptions report for 2018 is published by the Commission at the end of next month or beginning of March. Let us hope for something better in next year’s report.Whether a total compliance culture has spread sufficiently from top to bottom throughout the businesses of all licensed gambling operators will remain an area of concern to the Commission, as too will be how, and by whom within the business, key gambling-related decisions are made. These are issues that will go to the heart of each operator’s business model, corporate governance arrangements and risk management, and I foresee greater Commission focus on these areas over the next 12 months.Unfortunately, I don’t think we have yet seen the end of eye-watering financial penalties imposed by the Gambling Commission. Last year’s promise of a “relentless escalation of penalties” until the Commission “gets the standards it expects” was made good by the imposition on UK licensed operators of financial penalties totalling some £28million during 2018. The Commission still has a “to-do” list arising from its ongoing investigations and I expect there to be further fines and, possibly, heads to roll in terms of personal management licence holders.The above-mentioned promise was made in June last year at the time of publication of the Commission’s first ever Enforcement Report, that listed the following compliance failings as constituting the Gambling Commission’s top five regulatory concerns:anti-money launderingcustomer interactionself-exclusionunfair terms & practices and marketing & advertising.I confidently predict that whilst all of these same issues will also feature on this year’s list, there will be an even greater emphasis on customer interaction. I say this because:The Commission has already flagged up on its website that a consultation on LCCP provisions relating to customer interaction will commence in “early 2019” andIt seems clear from the references to “targeted collaboration” in the Commission’s current New National Responsible Gambling Strategy Consultation (that runs until 15 February 2019) that we will see greater focus on effective data management and best practice in customer interactions in order to enable operators to conduct an informed evaluation of what works to best protect their customers.I very strongly recommend that members of senior management and compliance teams within UK licensed businesses (particularly those located outside the UK where serious breaches have recently been exposed) take time out to re-read the “good practice” questions set out in that report, as well as the Commission’s “Customer Interaction – guidance for remote gambling operators” guidance note.One of the key principles of good regulation that dates back to the 2005 Hampton Review is that “the few businesses that persistently break regulations should be identified quickly and face proportionate and meaningful sanctions”. This principle is reflected in both the Gambling Commission’s enforcement policy, principles for determining financial penalties and indicative sanctions guidance and its enforcement track record last year. It is therefore important for operators to bear in mind that, in terms of regulatory enforcement action, there is a fundamental distinction between serious systemic failings that are allowed to continue undetected and/or uncorrected on the one hand and, on the other hand, accidental errors (human or technical) that are quickly detected, promptly self-reported and proactively rectified. I emphasise this because some of the heftiest penalties imposed by the Commission have been for systemic failures that have gone completely undetected and/or uncorrected, with the consequence that vulnerable customers have been left exposed to risk for extremely lengthy periods of time. This has served to underline the need for frequent in-depth checks and audits of all applicable systems and controls – something that we and other specialists such as us assist clients with on a regular basis, so do get in touch if you need some help or advice on this front. In terms of gambling advertising, I forecast that considerable public and parliamentary debate will arise following:Publication in the second quarter of 2019 of GambleAware commissioned research into the effect of gambling marketing and advertising on children, young people and the vulnerable andThe outcome of the evaluation by Ipsos MORI of both non-remote and online multi-operator self-exclusion schemes (commissioned by GambleAware), the findings of which are expected to be available by the end of July 2019.A trickier area of prediction is whether 2019 will see greater restrictions being imposed on gambling advertising. For many, last month’s announcement of a voluntary pre-9pm “whistle to whistle” betting advertising ban commencing this summer was a step in the right direction. However, bearing in mind that, as recently as May last year, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport seemingly accepted the Committees of Advertising Practice contention  that “advertising does not play a causal or even significant role in problem gambling or harm in general”, one can’t help but wonder why the Secretary of State so effusively welcomed the ban. With that thought in mind, if (as the saying goes) a week is a long time in politics, seven months must surely represent a lifetime so, also taking into account the Labour Party’s proposals for a radical overhaul of gambling regulation and advertising (announced in September last year), the industry should perhaps be considering what else it could voluntarily do to better promote its own image and/or mitigate the risk of greater legislative and regulatory burdens being introduced during the course of this year. So, instead of a prediction, here are some ideas. What about:An immediate commitment by gambling operators and TV broadcasters not to increase the intensity of post-9pm watershed TV gambling advertising once the whistle to whistle ban comes into effect?A further tightening-up of online advertising and marketing restrictions in the IGRG Industry Code for Socially Responsible Gambling including, for example, a requirement for even greater controls by operators over their affiliates?The gambling industry more effectively utilising its own advertising and marketing expertise to advance the promotion of safer gambling?Online operators actively encouraging other banks to introduce gambling spend blocking tools similar to that recently introduced by Barclays and advocating their use, where appropriate, in customer interactions?What else is swirling within the clouds of my crystal ball? The possibility of introduction of a mandatory system of funding gambling-harm related research, education and treatment set at a considerably higher rate than the existing voluntary donation system may well depend on whether the present Brexit debacle results in a General Election and a change of government. That will also influence whether greater controls are imposed on numbers and location of betting shops (unless so many closures arise from the removal of FOBTs by April that such controls are no longer required).However, come what may, I do predict that 2019 will see additional controls and restrictions being imposed on online gambling, including further measures to ensure the fair treatment of customers and a ban on the use of credit cards. David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast? July 15, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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Kartje: In the wake of LeBron’s exit, Cleveland hopes to have found a new savior

first_imgStill, Darwish adds, with Mayfield under center, “I’m more optimistic than I’ve been in years.”On this Sunday, however, hope slams headlong into a roadblock. Against the Chargers, Mayfield struggles, and the Browns lose badly. Expectations are tempered, ever so slightly.Nevertheless, the Browns and Bakermania have the city buzzing, just as basketball season approaches. The Cavs will open their first season post-LeBron unlike any other in recent memory, away from the microscope they once operated under. No one here is clamoring for the Cavs, whether for reasons of subconscious self-preservation or otherwise.This is a Browns city now, fans will tell you, it always has been. And so, in the wake of LeBron’s exit and the uncertainty in his exit, the city will cling tightly to its quarterback and the new hope he brings, for however long it might last.“Once football season is over,” LaChance says, “I think people will start to realize LeBron is gone. But right now, we’ve got to ride this while we can.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Cleveland has always been a football town. That’s the cliche, anyway. On the Muni Lot tailgate, just across the highway from the Browns’ lakeside stadium, it’s the first thing everyone will tell a reporter from Los Angeles who comes around asking about LeBron.For years, they’ve waited desperately for the Browns to show some flicker of hope, wearing their loyalty through hopeless heartache as a badge of honor. Of course, it was during that painfully long wait that Cleveland just so happened to land one of the greatest basketball players of all time.But here, in Northeast Ohio, the Browns are gospel, a fixture every Sunday, and football’s roots run deep within the region. So when Baker Mayfield took over in Week 3, dripping with moxie as he led the long-hapless Browns to their first victory in 635 days, his arrival galvanized the city, just when it needed it most.Amid these tailgates, drenched in brown and orange, Bakermania is in full swing. His No. 6 jersey, already a top-10 seller in the NFL, is everywhere. Screen-printed shirts bearing his likeness are peddled in large piles, with slogans like “Baker, Baker, touchdown maker” or “Real Deal Mayfield.”A bright orange sign hangs at the entrance to the lot. “QB Purgatory, R.I.P., 1999-2018,” it declares. John Terwoord, the Cleveland native who made the sign, is already selling “I survived QB Purgatory” shirts. Like everyone else here, he’s found hope again.Across Cleveland, you can feel it. Bartenders conferring about the Browns, Uber drivers raving about Mayfield. He’s only been the quarterback for three weeks, and yet, the rookie has already ascended to mythic status in this Midwestern city. Darwish, who for more than a decade has held his own tailgate here, admits he’s worried how quickly Cleveland has fallen for its new quarterback. The city has been hurt before. “They see an instant spark, and they go buy jerseys and they call him their savior,” he says.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img CLEVELAND — A cold rain is falling outside Quicken Loans Arena, dripping steadily off the plastic tarps and steel scaffolding that surround the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers. On this gray October Saturday, days before a new NBA season begins, the building where LeBron James became the greatest basketball player on Earth is a construction site, empty and eerily silent, save for the pitter-patter of drizzle on steel beams and concrete.On the same day that James signed a four-year deal with the Lakers, leaving Cleveland for the second time, Cuyahoga County made its first payment on the arena’s $140 million renovation. Construction has been underway since. Around the building, signs promise a “TRANSFORMATION”. But the arena won’t be finished until next fall. For now, as a new era of basketball here begins, Cleveland and its team are left mid-metamorphosis, unable to fully move forward, unable to put the past fully behind them.As such, the specter of LeBron still lingers here, even as his once-towering presence has been scrubbed from view. The iconic banner of LeBron that once hung on the corner of Huron and Ontario Streets has been removed, leaving only a few black marks on the red brick, the only subtle reminders of the now-bygone era.Lamp posts outside the arena which once bared his likeness now declare the Cavs’ new motto, “All for One, One for All”. There are no banners featuring Kevin Love or J.R. Smith or stud rookie Collin Sexton; even their jerseys in the team store are arranged somewhat democratically. Where James was once prominently featured as the city’s outsized superstar, his image plastered everywhere, his influence felt across this lakeside city, now no Cavs player is bigger than any other. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThis is the awkward ground on which the Cavs will open this NBA season. As Los Angeles ushers in a new era with LeBron, Cleveland is still understandably sorting out the complicated feelings that come with his absence. The sentiment is much different now than in 2010, when James left for Miami and enraged fans burned jerseys en masse. No one here is cursing his name or dowsing Nike gear in lighter fluid. Their divorce has been mostly amicable, anger replaced by understanding.“He brought us a championship,” says Jason Darwish, 42. “I’m not mad at him. But he doesn’t look right in a Lakers uniform.”Former Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James sits on the bench in the final minutes of the second half of an NBA game against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)“He was Northeast Ohio, man,” adds Sol LaChance, 36. “We all saw him play in high school. He’s from here.”The pain of his exit is still there, buried deep beneath the surface. Maybe it always will be. But James ended the championship curse after 52 years, and for that, he would always have their undying respect. Though, as the NBA season begins and the reality of life without him sinks in, it helps that a new star is emerging, one the city is already ready to anoint as its sports savior.*** Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

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Pumaren wants better decision-making from UE after 2nd loss

first_imgUE went just 1-of-4 in uncontested field goals while FEU was far better going 11-of-15.Passing was also a thorn on the Red Warriors’ game tallying just 19 assists as compared to FEU’s 26. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Pumaren rued his team’s reliance on isolation plays instead of finding open shots and executing extra passes.“I was telling them to move the ball, don’t force shots, and I told them even after our game against NU [National University],” said Pumaren, whose team lost 86-69 against the Bulldogs in the opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s fine with me if you dribble and try to attack your man, go ahead, but if you’re just going to dribble the basketball and you know there are no stats in basketball that says ‘most number of dribbles.’”In their game against the Bulldogs, the Red Warriors went 4-of-8 on uncontested shots and that mark was worse against the Tamaraws. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter starting the season with two straight losses, University of the East head coach Derrick Pumaren wants a stronger mental game from his players.The Red Warriors dropped to 0-2 after losing to Far Eastern University, 90-83, in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Phoenix trial begins for NBA players accused of assault Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoBournemouth striker Josh King: Time to find consistency

first_imgBournemouth striker Josh King: Time to find consistencyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth striker Josh King says they need to find consistency.King has featured in all four games as the Cherries have taken four points from their first four games – a tally matched in their first two seasons in the top flight.The 27-year-old frontman netted from the spot to pave the way for the 2-1 win at Aston Villa and was also involved in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on the opening day.Asked for his opinion on their start, King told afcb.co.uk: “It’s been a very mixed bag. I thought we let ourselves down against Sheffield United. We should have beaten them but didn’t perform at our highest level.“We played a high-performance and energetic game against Aston Villa and won.“I thought we put in a good performance against Manchester City and them and Liverpool are the two best teams in the league.“I didn’t think anyone played well against Leicester and we all knew it. It’s in the back of everyone’s mind that it was a bad performance and we want to make it right against Everton.“They have made a few new signings and have a good team. Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi are two good acquisitions and Richarlison is playing well and scoring goals.“Every time we play Everton, it’s a good game to watch. We’re both attacking and both box to box which is probably why they have put it on television on Sunday.“We haven’t performed how we should have in the first four games and maybe the international break came at a good time because we can regroup and focus on Sunday because we need three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd striker Rashford: I know how Greenwood feels

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd striker Rashford: I know how Greenwood feelsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarcus Rashford was delighted for Manchester United matchwinner Mason Greenwood last night.Greenwood underlined his huge potential with the only goal at Old Trafford as United secured a 1-0 win against Astana in Thursday’s Group L opener.”Me being in his shoes in the past, I know how he feels,” Rashford said.”Even more important, that was the goal that won us the game, that’s what everyone should be talking about.”He’s been doing well since he joined the first team and there is 100 per cent more to come from him. I’m sure he is excited and everyone else is excited as well.”I would not say it is a weight off his shoulders. For the kids coming through the academy, that does not exist for them.” last_img read more

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21 days agoAZ midfielder Fredrik Midtsjø: I was expecting more from Man Utd players

first_imgAZ midfielder Fredrik Midtsjø: I was expecting more from Man Utd playersby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAZ Alkmaar midfielder Fredrik Midtsjø admits he was surprised by how poor Manchester United were last night.Midtsjø featured in last night’s 0-0 Europa League draw.He later told VG, “When you grew up watching United under Sir Alex Ferguson, you used to say it was entertaining for just about every match.”But what we were expecting today was not what I saw. I was expecting more from the boys we faced.”It may be the intensity of the game, that they are missing a bit. It’s a bit too easy to play them out. But it is easy for me to stand here and say it and have made a good fight. We made it difficult for them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ohio State mens hockey trying to get over the hump

The Ohio State men’s ice hockey team heads into the final third of its regular season campaign with plenty to prove. With an overall record of 8-11-5, the Buckeyes’ 25 points in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association places them seventh out of 11 teams. OSU will have ample opportunity to make up ground on the teams ahead in the rankings as five of its remaining six conference series come against teams that sit above the Buckeyes in the CCHA standings. Of those two-game series, four will be held on their home ice at the Schottenstein Center. After posting a 7-4-3 mark in their first 14 games, the Buckeyes have struggled as of late, posting only one win in their last 10 times out. “We’ve had a good first half, but we need to get over the hump as a team,” said freshman defenseman Sam Jardine. OSU has recently gotten four players back from injury, and coach Mark Osiecki said he sees his roster’s improved health as a key to getting over that hump as March’s CCHA Tournament nears. “It’s important right now to get them back so they get some experience for a month before it really amps up,” Osiecki said. The team’s recent struggles may be attributable to the absence of former volunteer assistant coach RJ Umberger. Umberger, a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets and former Buckeye, used the NHL lockout as an opportunity to help coach his alma mater and instruct the current members of the Buckeye squad. Players said he had a positive impact on OSU’s performance. “Everyone took whatever he had to say and we put that towards the ice, that helped us a lot,” said sophomore forward Tanner Fritz. Throughout the Buckeyes’ ups and downs, senior goalie Brady Hjelle and sophomore forward Ryan Dzingel seemed to have played consistently great hockey. Hjelle is second in the league with a 1.61 goals-against average and his .945 save percentage is second best in the country. Dzingel leads OSU in points (20) and goals (nine). His 11 assists are second only to Fritz’s 13. Dzingel and Hjelle were recently named to the Hobey Baker Award ballot which is given annually to the NCAA’s best player. No OSU player has ever won the honor. With the continued production of their top players, along with the added contribution of individuals returning from injury, OSU might have the potential to finish the season on its highest note. A strong showing over the next six weekends would put the team in position to make convincing runs in the CCHA and NCAA tournaments. The Buckeyes are set to play against Lake Superior State Friday at 7:05 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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