Round-up: Jose unhappy, penalty ‘harsh’, QPR fans hailed, Bees win, Fulham draw

first_imgChelsea won the west London derby, but Jose Mourinho was unhappy after his team’s 2-1 victory against QPR at Stamford Bridge. The Blues boss criticised his players for their below-par performance and bemoaned the lack of atmosphere in the ground.Eden Hazard scored the winner from the penalty spot after Eduardo Vargas was adjudged to have fouled him in the box, a decision Rangers manager Harry Redknapp felt was harsh.Redknapp praised his players, having declared ahead of the game that the team was finally beginning to gel after a poor start to the season.Chairman Tony Fernandes praised QPR’s players and “amazing” fans on Twitter after the game.Meanwhile, a late Stuart Dallas goal gave Brentford a 2-1 victory against Derby at Griffin Park.Andre Gray also scored for the Bees, with manager Mark Warburton revealing that a pep talk with the striker following his recent goal drought appeared to do the trick.Steve McClaren was far less happy – the Derby boss rued his team’s lack of composure after the hosts came from behind to beat them.Warburton also insisted he has no plans to bring in striker Danny Graham from Sunderland, who was touted for a loan move.And Bryan Ruiz scored twice for Fulham as they drew 3-3 at Wigan, where both teams ended the match with 10 men.It was the Whites’ first game since Kit Symons was confirmed as manager. He praised their resilience after Ruiz’s late penalty rescued a point.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Alec Burks details how Paul George trade led to Warriors signing

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.OAKLAND – The trade sent shockwaves seemingly everywhere. The Clippers became NBA contenders. The Lakers have a backdoor rival. The Thunder appeared on the verge of beginning a rebuilding project. When the Thunder traded Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers, the deal did not just ensure Kawhi Leonard would commit to the … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/07/12/bang_c02d9b2b-23ab-4386-80f5-a9d214cd1e45″]last_img read more

South Africans urged to take the test

first_img1 December 2010As countries across the world commemorate World Aids Day, the South African Medical Association has called on the public to get tested for HIV, and to encourage others to do the same.“We call on the public to continue to be tested and influence others to test for HIV as a routine way of ensuring healthy lifestyle choices, irrespective of status, as HIV and Aids does not discriminate,” SA Medical Association (SAMA) chairman Norman Mabasa said in a statement on Wednesday.In April, President Jacob Zuma launched an HIV, Counselling and Testing campaign, which aims to get 15-million South Africans tested by June 2011.To date, 4.9-million people have reported for counselling and testing in the country’s health facilities.SAMA has also urged all doctors to reaffirm their important role in addressing the epidemic through encouraging all patients to test and be treated if necessary, and to provide ongoing education about the importance of safe sexual practices.“Collective responsibility will reduce the spread of HIV,” Mabasa said.Under the theme “We Are Responsible”, South Africa’s 2010 World Aids Day campaign encourages people to show collective responsibility to encourage and support partners, family and community members to test voluntarily for HIV and to set an example for others by leading healthier lifestyles.Build-up activities for World Aids Day started in November with a series of dialogues between the government and its social partners. These social dialogues will culminate in various Cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, premiers and MECs being deployed to various communities across the country today to discuss ways of reducing new HIV infections.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who is also chairman of the South African National Aids Council, will lead the way, visiting families and addressing community members and health care workers in Driefontein in Mpumalanga province.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Farewell to Coupon Clipping? New Location-Enabled Grocery Coupons Alert You at the Store

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Location Labs may not be a familiar name to consumers, but its services operate on the backend of many well known consumer-facing products, like AT&T’s FamilyMap and Sprint’s Family Location service.In this case, the mobile couponing service is provided by Location Labs’ Sparkle Platform, a toolkit for developers that allows mobile apps to incorporate geofencing technology into their offerings. For those unfamiliar with the term “geofencing,” it means that a developer can define a particular geographic area and then have a specific action occur when a mobile user crosses the boundaries of that area.For example, Sparkle works to power the third-party Foursquare application called Mayor Maker, an app which automatically checks you in to your favorite Foursquare venues without you having to launch the Foursquare app to do it yourself.  While Foursquare is fun, and sometimes offers rewards to its users in the form of discounts or other specials from participating merchants, its focus has been more on the gaming aspects – acquiring badges, points and the honorary title of “Mayor” for the places you frequent the most.While maybe not as fun as Foursquare, coupon clipping is a more practical use of location-based services, those services which use GPS and/or other mobile tracking technologies to determine your physical location in the real world.With Cellfire, Sparkle is making “geo-targeted” coupons, as they’re called, possible – and it’s a first for the grocery store coupon industry.Using CellfireThe Cellfire mobile app is available for free from iTunes or from the mobile website at www.cellfire.com. To receive the coupons, you must first enable the Store Alerts feature – it’s not on by default. Cellfire also allows you to customize the stores and other conditions that will trigger the alerts.At present, Cellfire only works in conjunction with stores that offer customer loyalty cards as it allows you to select coupons which will then be processed at checkout when the card is scanned. Unfortunately, the list of participating grocery stores is not remarkable. There are less than 20 brands that work with Cellfire, and Kroger is the only major brand listed on Cellfire’s site.That being said, this is a new and unique use of location-based technology which can provide real value to consumers. The challenge now is getting more brands on board to make it useful to a larger group of shoppers. Tags:#Location#marketing#mobile#Real World#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Have you ever arrived at your local grocery store only to realize that you had left your trusted stash of carefully clipped and saved coupons at home? That may no longer be an issue with today’s launch of geo-targeted mobile grocery coupons that work with mobile application Cellfire’s network of 5,000 grocery stores here in the U.S.Now, instead of browsing through the newspaper for coupons to clip, you can opt to receive a real-time alert on your mobile device of the coupons available to you, as you enter the grocery store itself.The new service is made possible thanks to a ?partnership between Cellfire, a mobile couponing application, and Location Labs, providers of a location-as-a-service platform.Beyond the Check-in: Location Gets Practicallast_img read more