Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Uruguay's player Luis Suarez bites Italian player in World cup 2014

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian defender on Tuesday in World Cup group game. the incident, apparent on television replays showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Ghiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area, as it happened about a minute before Uruguay scored in the 81st to secure 1-0 win, getting Italy our of the championship.

The 27-year-old Suarez has a history of disciplinary problems. has was banned for seven matches by the Netherlands football federation in 2010 after biting PSV Eindhoven player Otman Bakkal in a league match when he played for Ajax.

Moreover after he joined Liverpool, he bit Chelsea player Branislav Ivanovic in 2013 and was banned for 10 games in the England's Premier League.

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyle said on British television Suarez had let himself down again."there is no doubt Luis Suarez is a fantastic footballer but, once again, his actions have left him open to severe criticism,"Boyle, who is also charman of the FIFA referees' committee, said from his home in Nothern Ireland."FIFA must investigate the incident seriously."

FIFA can sanction players with bans of up to two years if its disciplinary commission decides there is a case to answer. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cameroon Players decided to fight each others in their match with Croatia

the moment of fighting the two Cameroon players

After the two painful defeat that Cameroon Team has received in World Cup 2014, and with Brazil still to come, the player Alex Song's stupid red card in the first-half summed things up, bu as if things couldn't be worse, two players had a fight just before the full-time whistle.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto, of Tottenham decided to channel his inner Alan Pardew by headbutting Benjamin Moukandjo. The incident is set to sent both players to home and leave the tournament, with the Cameroon FA set to launch disciplinary proceedings against them.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pep Guardiola blames himself for Bayern Munich's dismal defeat against Real Madrid

Pep Guardiola takes full responsibility for Bayern Munich being dumped out of the Champions League, claiming his side didn't do enough in possession to warrant progressing. 
The Bavarians were taught a lesson in counter-attacking by a slick Real Madrid outfit who picked their hosts off at will and went through with surprising ease. 
Two goals apiece from Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo condemned Bayern to a humiliating defeat.  

 It was all their own doing - Ramos wasn't picked up properly for either header in a four-minute spell - but Guardiola was more incensed with his side's lack of incision on the ball. 
'The reason for the defeat is that we played too little with the ball,' he said. 
'In Manchester and also in Madrid, we have made it outstanding, not today. 
'If you do not have control of the game, you have no chance against this team. 
'We played badly, that's my responsibility. We are at the highest level in Europe and such errors are punished. 
'I'll try to lift the players.' 
Having already sealed the Bundesliga title, Bayern only have the German Cup to play for. The way in which they crumbled when hit on the break will have been alarming to those inside the Allianz Arena. 
Not least captain Philipp Lahm, who added: 'The disappointment is huge. We did not play well tactically, we played an open game way too early.

'While we controlled the first leg, we gave them an end-to-end game today, that's not our way of playing, they like it though.'

Arjen Robben was stifled by a well-organised Madrid back four, particularly Fabio Coentrao, but remained pragmatic in his assessment. 
'We received a 4-0 beating today. Accept it. Cry about it. Go home. Then move on,' he said. 
'We had lots of hope, the mood was good. We attacked from the first minute, then conceded two from set-pieces, not counter-attacks.
'We've been punished and have to accept it. A 4-0 defeat at home is tough but we have to lift our heads, we have a cup final soon.'

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.
A jury in California delivered its verdict in afederal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants.
Apple had sought $2bn at the trial, accusing Samsung of violating patents on smartphone features.
The court also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung's patents and awarded $158,000 in damages.
Apple had sought $2.2bn after accusing Samsung of infringing five of its patents covering functions such as the "slide to unlock" from its devices.
Samsung denied any wrongdoing and sought $6m after arguing Apple had infringed two of its smartphone patents related to camera use and video transmission.
"Though this verdict is large by normal standards, it is hard to view this outcome as much of a victory for Apple,'' said Brian Love, aSanta Clara University law professor.
"This amount is less than 10% of the amount Apple requested and probably doesn't surpass by too much the amount Apple spent litigating this case.''
This verdict marks the latest legal battle overintellectual property between the world's top two smartphone makers.
Apple and Samsung have been fighting patent battles for years and across many countries.
Two years ago, a separate jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $930m after finding it had used Apple technology.
That verdict is still being challenged by Samsung.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Google Glass Can Calm Patients During Surgery

People who must undergo biopsies, or some types of CT or MRI scans, may find this medical treatment nerve-racking. Aside from the discomfort of being poked and prodded, there’s the stress of being diagnosed or treated for a serious disease.
But video glasses, like Google Glass, can help calm these patients down, according to a new study.
People in the study were undergoing tests for serious problems, and it’s standard for doctors to give such patients a strong sedative or relaxant, said study researcher Dr. David Waldman, professor and chair of the department of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y.
The study focused on what’s known as interventional radiology – using CT, ultrasound or MRI technology to guide inserting devices into the body, such as balloons to expand blood vessels, or catheters to break up dangerous blood clots. “We’re putting needles in people,” Waldman said. “The pain, not really knowing what’s coming next, the anxiety level is much greater than ordinary CT or MRI.”
In recent years, physicians have explored using fewer drugs when calming patients, since these medicines, being one more factor to track, can complicate treatment.  
The study divided 50 patients into two groups; half the patients received a pair of glasses that could show videos, while the other half got no glasses. As the procedures began, the first group was allowed to choose a video they might want to watch during the testing.
"We had National Geographic types of clips, stuff like ‘March of the Penguins’ — that one was popular — and Disney movies," Waldman said.
The researchers then asked the patients to fill out a 20-question survey that rated how anxious or stressed they felt, using a scoring system of 1 to 4 on each question. Patients took the anxiety test both before and after their treatments.
Patients who had received the glasses showed lower anxiety scores after the treatment than before the procedure. Specifically, their scores were 18 percent lower after the treatment. Meanwhile, those who didn’t get glasses were only 5.5 percent less anxious after the procedure, compared with how they felt before the procedure began.
The glasses didn’t interfere with the work the doctor had to do, the researchers said.
While the results are promising, the study needs to be repeated in larger groups of patients, the researchers said. And it remains unclear how effective the video glasses may be for patients undergoing different procedures. For example, some people in the study received injections into the neck, which many people find to be more stressful than other procedures.
Waldman noted the available videos included no violent films or mysteries, so those who relax with Alfred Hitchcock might not be as satisfied with the results. A lot of people requested sitcoms, Waldman added (they didn’t have them).
The researchers will next study 500 patients at three hospitals. That’s a large enough study population, Waldman says, to tease out which treatments produce more patient fear, and which patients the glasses may help most.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Consumer Reports' 2014 Top Pick for theBest 10 Cars

 Luxury car: Audi A6

 Midsize SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe

 Sports sedan: BMW 328i

 Small SUV: Subaru Forester

  Tesla Model S

 Midsize sedan: Honda Accord (4 cyl.)

 Minivan: Honda Odyssey

 Green car: Toyota Prius

 Pickup truck: Ram 1500

Compact car: Subaru Impreza