Salzburg, Austria | AFP | Liverpool struck twice in two minutes through Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah to avoid an embarrassing early Champions League exit by winning 2-0 in Salzburg on Tuesday.The European champions needed to avoid defeat against the Austrian champions to book their place in the last 16 and victory ensured they did so as winners of Group E ahead of Napoli.Salah had been guilty of missing a host of big chances as Liverpool walked a tightrope for nearly an hour, but made amends with a sumptuous finish from a narrow angle after Keita’s header had settled the holders’ nerves.Salzburg had scored 87 goals in 24 previous games this season, including three when Liverpool edged a seven-goal thriller between the two back in October.But Norwegian wonder kid Erling Braut Haaland was thwarted as the Reds recorded their first clean sheet in the Champions League this season.Liverpool needed goalkeeper Alisson Becker to be at his best early on as the Brazilian blocked from Takumi Minamino and Haaland.However, the better chances were coming for the Premier League leaders at the other end.Salah dragged his first big chance wide on his favoured left foot at the end of a brilliant Liverpool break from one end of the field to the other.Keita had been rewarded for his goalscoring return to the team in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Bournemouth and seemed keen to make a mark against his former side. But the Guinea midfielder failed to beat Cican Stankovic when played in by Salah’s slick reverse pass in first half stoppage time.Salah was the culprit of more missed opportunities at the start of the second half when he fired over from Sadio Mane’s brilliant through ball and seconds later he was denied by Stankovic as he tried to round the goalkeeper.Liverpool’s profligacy could have been punished when Haaland had his big chance to live up to the hype linking him with a host of Europe’s top clubs, but the 19-year-old hit the side-netting with just Alisson to beat.Seconds later the visitors finally made the breakthrough when the two ex-Salzburg men in Mane and Keita combined.Stankovic rashly rushed off his line as Mane sped onto Andy Robertson’s pass and his dinked cross was headed into an unguarded net by Keita.A minute later, any hope left for Salzburg to spring an upset evaporated when Salah implausibly scored from the most difficult chance he had all evening.The Egyptian seemed to have been forced too far wide on his right foot as Stankovic raced from his goal once again, but Salah somehow bent the ball with unerring accuracy into the far corner.In each of the last two seasons Liverpool have also needed to get points in their final group game before going onto reach the final and no one will want to face Klopp’s men again come the knockout stages.A first Premier League title in 30 years may be the priority on Merseyside with an eight-point lead over Leicester at the top of the table.Share on: WhatsApp
Tom Buchy of Kimberley is off to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC Mixed Curling Championships after sweeping past the James McKenzie rink of Castlegar 2-0 in the Mixed Finals Saturday at the Nelson Curling Club.Buchy, third Lori Buchy, second Dave Toffolo and lead Robyn Toffolo, defeated McKenzie by scores of 8-2 and 7-1.Buchy now advances to the BC Mixed Championships March 2-5 in Parksville.
Granite Pointe General Manager Dave Belling said the driving range and pro shop will open Saturday for players to get a head start on the season.Belling, said the 18-hole 6,209 yard, par 72 track will be open for play Wednesday as well as the rest of facilities at the Rosemont based track.The season is already lining up to be a great one at Granite Pointe.Some of the highlight tournaments include the Save-on-Foods Children’s Hospital event, Nelson Rotary Cup and Granite Pointe Corporate Cup.This season Granite Pointe, already blessed with a vibrant Junior program, is hosting more than 140 elite golfers under the age of 16 years at the BC Amateur Golf 2017 BC Juvenile Championships August 15-18. It’s time for golfer to dust of the clubs as Granite Pointe at Nelson is getting ready to open for the 2017 season.
David Lopez711361218%44%$384,858 Peter Eurton32510516%63%$223,160 ASHLEY’S SASSY TAKES TO TURF IN FILLY & MARE SPRINTAshley’s Sassy makes her grass debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs, and if breeding means anything, the chestnut filly should take a liking to the greensward.“It’s her first time down the hill and she seems to like grass,” trainer Peter Eurton said of the 4-year-old daughter of Decarchy out of the Urgent Request dam Ashley’s Folly.“She’s from an all-grass family, that’s for sure, with her mother and Decarchy.”The field: Yana, Agapito Delgadillo, 30-1; My Fiona, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Chati’s On Top, Santiago Gonzalez, 5-1; Heaven’s Stairway, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Velvet Mesquite, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Singing Kitty, Gary Stevens, 5-1; Jenna’s Faith, Drayden Van Dyke, 30-1; Light One, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Qiaona, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Ashley’s Sassy, Alonso Quinonez, 12-1; and also-eligibles Nite Delite, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1 and Princess Bertrando, Abel Lezcano, 30-1. Jeff Mullins1133027%55%$95,980 Mark Glatt3442112%21%$133,420 Martin Garcia4755711%36%$349,884 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Kristin Mulhall1642125%44%$154,310 Steve Knapp1431221%43%$97,570 Tyler Baze9711171111%40%$556,202 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Bob Baffert4276817%50%$463,740 J. Eric Kruljac2032515%50%$75,200 RUN LIKE THE BOSS SHOULD FANCY TURFJoe Talamo has ridden Run Like the Boss twice, winning once, and hopes to add to his success in Saturday’s $200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks for three-year-old fillies scheduled for one mile on turf.“She won first time out and ran third at Del Mar coming off a layoff,” said Talamo, who has been working the gray daughter of Scat Daddy at San Luis Rey Downs for Peter Miller, trainer of Run Like the Boss for owners J. Kirk and Judy Robison.“I think she’ll love the distance, and even though she hasn’t run on turf, her breeding indicates she can handle it,” Talamo said. “All the Scat Daddys seem to like it.”The Oaks lineup: Just Google Me, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1; Patriotic Diamond, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Hurricaine Callie, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Run for Retts, Tyler Baze, 20-1; Roo’s Valentine, Martin Pedroza, 4-1; Run Like the Boss, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Pacific Heat, Flavien Prat, 9-5; and $25,000 supplemental nominee Cheekaboo, Mario Gutierrez, 4-1. Philip D’Amato47981019%57%$558,210 Robertino Diodoro1234125%67%$96,090 William Spawr1664138%69%$146,914 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 John Sadler323539%34%$176,470 DRINKS ON BOOZER IN $250,000 TURF CLASSIC?SUNDAY RULES VS. MALES IN VALPREDO SPRINTTOUGH IT OUT SET FOR RICH CAL CUP DERBYTALAMO’S FILLY ‘REAL BOSS’ IN CAL CUP OAKSASHLEY’S SASSY IN FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINTMOR SPIRIT DRILLS FOR ROBERT LEWIS STAKES Patrick Gallagher1642225%50%$265,008 ‘GOOD TRIP’ CRUCIAL FOR BOOZER IN TURF CLASSICBoozer makes his second attempt to win the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic presented by City National Bank Saturday when the son of Unusual Heat trained by Mark Glatt for Al and Saundra Kirkwood runs in the mile-and-an-eighth race for four-year-olds and up.The six-year-old gelding is usually on the pace or close to it. Last year, he missed winning the Classic by a neck after leading most of the way under Gary Stevens, who is back aboard Saturday.“It looks like there’s speed in the race and hopefully he’ll relax behind it,” Glatt said. “If he gets a good trip, he’ll be close and we’ll see if we can hang on this year.”The Turf Classic, one of five stakes races worth a total of $1 million for California-bred or sired horses on Sunshine Millions Day: Tamarando, Edwin Maldonado, 20-1; G.G. Ryder, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; Unusually Green, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Image of Joplin, Agapito Delgadillo, 15-1; defending champion Alert Bay, Martin Garcia, 7-2; Grazen Sky, Tyler Baze, 12-1; $25,000 supplemental nominee What a View; Kent Desormeaux, 8-1; Soi Phet, Alonso Quinonez, 15-1; Something Unusual, Iggy Puglisi, 12-1; Poshky, Flavien Prat, 9-2; Boozer, Gary Stevens, 10-1; Awesome Return, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; and also-eligible Cowboy, Jose Verenzuela, 50-1. Edwin Maldonado66126818%39%$392,460 Agapito Delgadillo2945314%41%$119,554 Mike Smith444369%30%$466,320 Brice Blanc222069%36%$214,020 Mario Gutierrez80915911%41%$481,444 Abel Lezcano3031210%20%$133,620 Alex Solis930233%56%$174,634 Richard Baltas4475316%34%$463,934 Karen Headley530060%60%$127,700 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 24) Joseph Talamo8010121013%40%$489,564 Tiago Pereira442525%20%$156,962 Martin Pedroza3952113%21%$94,440 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer5545107%35%$292,022 Drayden Van Dyke5267612%37%$368,634 Peter Miller4873415%29%$256,720 Kent Desormeaux3447512%47%$330,220 Doug O’Neill67891212%43%$407,902 Brayan Pena1520013%13%$36,170 Fernando Perez70841111%33%$424,876 Vladimir Cerin1441229%50%$112,690 TOUGH IT OUT READY TO GO IN CAL CUP DERBYTrainer Phil D’Amato also has Tough It Out entered in the $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles for owner/breeder Nick Alexander.A gray son of Grazen, Tough It Out was third behind Found Money in the one-mile King Glorious for state-breds last Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos.“He’s doing really well,” D’Amato said. “He lost a lot of ground in the King Glorious. He ran an extra sixteenth of a mile. Saturday, we’ve got the rail and (leading rider) Santiago (Gonzalez). The horse is ready to go.”The Derby field: Tough It Out, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; Smokey Image, Victor Espinoza, 4-5; Record Highs, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Demonslayer, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Glory Bound, Edwin Maldonado, 4-1; Xingontothebone, Martin Pedroza, 8-1;and Loyalist, Flavien Prat, 12-1. Victor Espinoza302617%30%$276,880 Alonso Quinonez403738%33%$162,860 J. Keith Desormeaux2040620%50%$101,170 Steven Miyadi2336413%57%$120,184 Jack Carava1432121%43%$70,360 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 George Papaprodromou1932216%37%$79,030 Gary Stevens2342017%26%$496,930 SUNDAY RULES TACKLES MALES IN CAL CUP SPRINTSunday Rules has been entered to face males in Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for older horses at six furlongs.It would mark a first for the five-year-old Tribal Rule mare trained by Phil D’Amato for owner/breeder Nick Alexander.“She’s one-for-one on grass and four-for-four on the main track at Santa Anita, so it’s hard to ignore her dirt record,” said D’Amato, the meet’s leading trainer through 19 days with nine victories from 47 starts. He also has eight seconds and 10 thirds.“The field was coming up on the smaller side, so I hoped we’d draw well and sure enough we drew the outside. It’s a good post, she’s ready to go and we’ll give it a shot.”The Sprint field: San Onofre, Alex Solis, 4-5; Solid Wager, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; Old Man Lake, Tyler Baze, 30-1; Richard’s Boy, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Raised a Secret, Santiago Gonzalez, 12-1; Sunday Rules, Edwin Maldonado, 9-5; and Pay the Fine, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1. Flavien Prat721141315%39%$556,488 FINISH LINES: California General and VIP packages are available at santaanita.com/events for Saturday’s Sunshine Millions & Wine Festival, which will offer food from some of the best local wineries and food vendors. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. . . Mor Spirit worked five furlongs in company Thursday morning in 1:00.20 for his three-year-old debut a week from Saturday in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. The winner of the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity had jockey Martin Garcia aboard for the drill. Stablemate Latest Craze was clocked in 1:01.60 . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om, prepping for the Grade II Arcadia Stakes on Feb. 13, worked five furlongs for Dan Hendricks with Gary Stevens in the irons in 1:00.80 . . . Champion Songbird continued to advance for her three-year-old debut in the Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 6 with a seven furlong workout Wednesday in 1:26.60 . . . The first offspring of stakes-winning turf sprinter Lakerville was born Jan. 25 at Harris Ranch in Coalinga. A chestnut filly out of the mare Craven Cottage owned and bred by Bob Huston and Barry Abrams is a half-sister to stakes winners of more than $1.5 million. Appropriately, she was named The First One . . . Jockey Abel Lezcano has been suspended three days (Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 4) for causing interference aboard Mr. Count On Me in Saturday’s sixth race, resulting in a disqualification of his mount from first to third, while Edwin Maldonado has been banned the same days for failure to maintain a straight course on Xerxes after the start of Saturday’s third race . . . Also given “days” were jockeys Abel Lezcano (Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 4) for causing interference on Silent Movies in Saturday’s fourth race, and Bruno Panicucci (Feb. 7, 11 and 12) for interference on Icona in Sunday’s second race . . . Joe Carr, whose British-based Duralock Equestrian is the manufacturer of Santa Anita’s newly installed temporary rail, was a race-day visitor on Thursday. Duralock Performance Fencing, renowned for safety and for its ease of installation and movement, is currently in use at racetracks and equestrian venues throughout the world, including New York’s Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course…Horse player and Thoroughbred owner Bob Carper and Dudley Osborne, agent for jockey Agapito Delgadillo, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 10:50 a.m.; Saturday and 11:20 a.m. on Sunday. Santiago Gonzalez10722141021%43%$801,468
Tags:#Identity#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top government IT officials and representatives from online identity services met today in Washington DC to talk about plans to allow 3rd party certification bodies, called “Trust Framework Providers,” to evaluate private sector OpenID and Info Card providers for use in logging into government agency websites.The Open Government Identity Management Solutions Privacy Workshop is being held in Washington DC to draft a process for certifying existing identity providers for low-security government authentication transactions (so-called NIST level 1). If the plans move forward, we may someday be able to log in to government sites using our favorite OpenID-supporting website credentials. Google, AOL, Yahoo or other commercial accounts could become new keys to a consistent experience around the .gov web.The draft process for selecting approved Trust Framework Providers that will then certify individual identity providers is titled “Trust Framework Provider Adoption Process for Levels of Assurance 1, 2, and non-PKI 3” and is available for download as a PDF. That draft includes requirements that OpenID or related Info Card identities not be used to authenticate people who are physically present (it’s just for remote online access), that they not be used to transmit activity data or anything else beyond what is specifically requested by a government agency and that there be measures taken to continue protecting personal information if the identity provider goes out of business. Identity providers will be evaluated on factors like an organization’s technical implementation of authentication, its reputation and its business stability.Providers who meet the requirements of the Trust Framework may be chosen to provide low-security authentication for users of government websites.O’Reilly’s Andy Oram posted an in-depth look at some of the issues raised by government support for OpenID last week.“In considering government adoption,” OpenID Foundation board member Chris Messina said of the Framework, “primary among our priorities is the protection of individual privacy while also considering ease of use and convenience. These factors cut to the core of the purpose of Trust Framework and feedback, therefore, is strongly encouraged on the document we’ve produced so far.”Keep your eyes peeled for an opportunity to comment publicly. Government validation of federated identity could be a major boost for the ecosystem of the open, distributed web, and thus for innovation online. We hope the people making these plans can get it right and that the relevant government agencies can garner sufficient public support. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde ‘happy’ beating Granadaby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde impressed again for the win over Granada at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.A tireless effort from the Uruguayan pleased Zinedine Zidane, and the midfielder says that he’ll always give everything when he plays.”Obviously I’m happy,” he said afterwards. “For the win more than anything.”It’s a plus to contribute what I can and I always try my best.”I’ll always run until my legs burst.”Today we played well and the coach gives me confidence and I feel calm and happy.”Real Madrid have been heavily criticised this year and haven’t always impressed, but Valverde doesn’t understand those who have been critical.”I don’t understand the criticism,” he said. “We lost in Paris, but we’re leaders in the league.”We still have games left in the Champions League and we’ll get better.”
zoom Chemical shipping company Navig8 Chemical Tankers has secured financing for its remaining two 25,000 dwt stainless steel chemical tanker newbuildings.Namely, the company entered into a USD 54.3 million secured loan facility to finance the two vessels, which are currently under construction at Japan’s Kitanihon Shipbuilding.Navig8 Chemical Tankers said that the loan facility covers approximately 65% of the contract price of the vessels, and has been provided by a European bank.The company did not disclose any further details on the financing.According to data provided by VesselsValue, the new tankers, named Navig8 Saiph and Navig8 Sceptrum, are scheduled for delivery to their owner in February and April 2017, respectively.Featuring a length of 159 meters and a width of 25 meters, each of the ships has a capacity of 30,020 cubic meters.In late October, Navig8 Chemical Tankers took delivery of the fourth of six 25,000 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers contracted at Kitanihon Shipbuilding.Following delivery, Navig8 Stellar joined Japan-based financial services company SBI Holdings and was delivered back to the company under bareboat charter.The tanker subsequently started operating in Navig8 Group’s Stainless8 commercial pool.
TORONTO – The number of Toronto-area homes sold last month fell nearly 35 per cent and the average selling price dropped more than 12 per cent from historically high levels set last year, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported Tuesday.There was a total of 5,175 residential transactions through the board’s MLS system last month, down 34.9 per cent compared to the 7,955 sales in February 2017.The region’s average selling price, covering all types of residential re-sales, was down 12.4 per cent to $767,818 — still one of the most expensive in Canada.Detached houses — the most expensive of the major categories tracked by TREB — showed the biggest declines in both the number sold and sales price compared with last year.The detached category had also been the driving force behind a spike in prices in the early months of 2017 that prompted the Liberal provincial government to introduce a package of measures last April to cool the market.That was followed by a financial stress test for buyers, which officially came into effect on Jan. 1 for federally regulated lenders, following an October announcement by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.“When TREB released its outlook for 2018, the forecast anticipated a slow start to the year compared to the historically high sales count reported in the winter and early spring of 2017,” TREB president Tim Syrianos said Tuesday.“Prospective home buyers are still coming to terms with the psychological impact of the Fair Housing Plan, and some have also had to re-evaluate their plans due to the new OSFI-mandated mortgage stress test guidelines and generally higher borrowing costs.”Interest rates for mortgages have risen over the past year as a result of moves by the Bank of Canada and fluctuations in the bond markets.However, higher borrowing costs and OSFI’s stricter requirements didn’t slow the Montreal market — which marked the 36th straight increase and the busiest month of February since 2012 for the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board.The Montreal-area board reported Tuesday that home sales in Quebec’s largest market — which hasn’t seen a spike like Toronto’s — grew five per cent year-over-year in February, and prices were up across all major categories of properties.The median price of single-family homes across Greater Montreal was $310,000 last month, up six per cent year-over-year, while plexes reached $481,500, a one per cent increase. The median price for condominiums grew by five per cent last month, with half of all units selling for more than $250,000.“The acceleration in price growth is a direct result of increasingly tighter market conditions, which can be explained by a decline in the supply of properties for sale,” said Mathieu Cousineau, president of the GMREB board of directors.The number of active residential listings in the board’s Centris system was 26,252, down 17 per cent compared with last year.In the Toronto area, the number of active listings in TREB’s MLS system totalled 13,362 and there were 10,520 new listings, below the 10-year average for the month of February.Jason Mercer, TREB’s director of market analysis, said the supply of listings will likely remain below average in many neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area and that could “further hamper affordability” over the long term.In the coming months, however, Mercer said TREB expects to see a pickup in sales and selling prices relative to last year in the spring and summer — which had seen a drop-off after the provincial housing package was announced.“Expect stronger price growth to continue in the comparatively more affordable townhouse and condominium apartment segments,” Mercer said Tuesday.
The one pictured (dubbed MONT8) is just West of Tower Lake.Natural Resources Canada; CLICK HEREGeoscience BC; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) is expanding its seismic monitoring in the northeast.As posted to the BCOGC Twitter account, eight seismic monitoring stations have been added throughout the northeast in partnership with Pacific Geoscience Centre (a division of @NRCan) & @GeoscienceBC.This expands the public network in B.C. to 19 stations.