FPL tips: Which superstar not to sell, a defensive bargain, and a bonus points hero

first_img 6 6 6 Yep, he missed two glorious chances against Chelsea but the Gabonese star, who netted 10 Premier League goals in 13 appearances last term, is now set to hit a nice run of fixtures with Manchester City and the Blues out of the way. His price could soon drop with the amount of sales going on, already more than 100,000 this gameweek, so keep a beady eye on him. 6 The Dane has only got four points this season but it’s not for the lack of trying. He tops FPL’s creativity index and in terms of raw statistics has been averaging 3.5 shots per game and three key passes too. He’ll come into form so have some faith and you will be rewarded. Playing as a narrow winger for the Cherries, along with new boy David Brooks, Fraser is starting the season well. A goal and an assist in his opening two games have been added to by four bonus points – only Marcos Alonso, Richarlison and Sadio Mane have more. 6 Hopefully you’re having a better season as a manager than Jose Mourinho. 4. Christian Eriksen is still creating, despite a poor points returncenter_img 3. Ryan Fraser looks like a sneaky bargain at £5.5m Already we’re two games down and 36 to go in the Fantasy Premier League season.It’s been an enthralling start with no one player standing out above the rest as the must have, despite a Sergio Aguero hat-trick, leading to some brilliantly diverse teams. 2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being ditched – but unwisely 5. Jeffrey Schlupp could be a smart signing He may have pulled off two penalty saves in two games but FPL bosses still aren’t keen on the Cardiff City goalkeeper. He’s the top scoring shot-stopper with 22, compared to Ederson’s 13, and yet only 2.2 per cent of managers have him at £4.5m snap him up before the inevitable price rise. 6 We’ve learnt a lot so far as managers tinker with their teams on the pitch but what are our latest gleanings from FPL?Check out the five things we found out below.1. Neil Etheridge is the must-have goalkeeper of the season, so far At £4.5m and listed as a defender, the Ghana international could be a great addition until late October. Crystal Palace have a decent fixture list until this point and he seems set to continue on the left wing for Roy Hodgson’s men.last_img read more

Bul overpower 10 man Mbarara City to move into 6th

first_imgBul are currently 6th on the standings (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Bul FC 3-1 Mbarara City FC FUFA Technical Center, Njeru Tuesday, 30-04-2019NJERU – Bul FC came from a goal down to defeat Mbarara City 3-1 at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru on Tuesday afternoon.Makweth Wol got the scoring rolling on 24 minutes to put the visitors ahead.Bul fought back, scoring thrice through Richard Wandyaka, Timothy Owori and substitute Douglas Owori to ensure they register a second victory in 5 games.Mbarara finished the game with 10 men after Ronnie Kisekka was twice booked and given his marching orders by referee Razak Kasalirwe, a few minutes into the second half.In the 62nd minute, BUL called for the opening change with Villa Oromochan paving way for another striker Hamis Tibita.At the same time, Mbarara City also introduced Ivan Eyam for Jude Ssemugabi.Derrick Onyai was the second change for the visitors, taking over the slot of Ibrahim Orit.BUL optimally utilized the numerical advantage, taking full control of the game especially in the last quarter.Owori could have added a fouth for Bul on 77 minutes but his shot hit the right-hand post.With under 10 minutes to play, Mbarara City introduced forward Brian Aheebwa for their goal scorer Wol.In the end, Bul took all three points of Mbarara who have now failed to win in any of their last 7 League games.This was Bul’s first victory over the Ankole Lions in 90 minutes. Their only other triumph over Mbarara came via the penalty shoot-out, back in JanuaryVictory for the Bul takes them into 6th with 43 points from 29 games.For Mbarara, they remain 5th with the same number of points as Bul but with a superior goal difference.This was the 11th victory for BUL who take on Vipers away from home, in thwir last game.Mbarara City consequently suffered their 8th loss of the campaign.Mbarara have lost 8 games this season. (file photo)The other games played on Tuesday-SC Villa 1-2 Tooro United FC-Maroons FC 0-0 Kirinya JSS FCWednesday’s fixtures-Police FC vs URA FC-Paidha Black Angels FC vs Vipers SC-Nyamityobora FC vs Ndejje University FC-Express FC vs Bright Stars FC-Ndejje University FC vs Onduparaka FCComments Tags: Bul FCDouglas OworiMakweth Wolmbarara city fcRichard WandyakaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Sharks make lineup change for Game 7 vs. Golden Knights

first_imgSAN JOSE — Forward Joonas Donskoi was scratched and Lukas Radil drew into the lineup for Game 7 of the Sharks’ first round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday at SAP Center.It wasn’t immediately known why Donskoi was a scratch for the decisive game, although he took a huge hit from Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb at the 17:08 mark of the first overtime of Game 6 in Las Vegas. Donskoi, though, got back up right after the hit and took fairly regular shifts to …last_img read more

Discovery in R1.5bn UK acquisition

first_img11 May 2010South African financial services and insurance group Discovery is expanding its presence in the UK through the acquisition of Standard Life Healthcare, Britain’s fourth-largest private medical insurer, for about R1.56-billion (£138-million).Discovery has been active in the UK since 2004 through PruHealth, a joint venture between itself and the UK’s Prudential Assurance Company, and the UK has since then been a key focus area for Discovery’s international strategy.As part of the transaction, Standard Life will be merged into PruHealth, enabling Discovery to raise its ownership in the joint venture to 75%, while still retaining Prudential as a partner.“While PruHealth has won awards for product innovation, Standard Life Healthcare has been broadly recognised for its excellence in service delivery,” Discovery CEO Adrian Gore said in a statement this week.“The integration of our assets will result in a well-balanced client mix, a comprehensive and complementary product range, a broadening of expertise in the UK, and a national distribution network of agents and brokers,” he said.“This will significantly strengthen our competitive position, and provide the platform for strong future growth.”New competitor of scaleAccording to the statement, the UK has a large, well developed financial services market which is receptive to the consumer-driven product philosophy that Discovery has brought to both the health insurance and protection industries.The continued trend towards wellness and consumerism, as well as the increased financial pressure that the [UK’s National Health Service] is expected to face as a result of tighter public spending, creates significant growth opportunities for Discovery’s innovative, integrated model, the company said.The transaction creates a new competitor of scale in the UK private medical insurance market, covering approximately 700 000 people, and attracting annual premiums of approximately R4.1-billion (£370-million).“We believe Discovery’s acquisition of Standard Life Healthcare provides significant opportunities in the UK for both PruHealth and PruProtect and will create value for both Discovery and Prudential,” said Prudential UK and Europe deputy CEO Andy Crossley.“We look forward to working with Discovery to integrate Standard Life Healthcare into the joint venture arrangement.”The transaction is subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals from the Financial Services Authority (UK) and the South African Reserve Bank, which are expected to take approximately three months.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

More Details on AT&T’s “Network Glitch” that Caused Compromised Facebook Security

first_imgsarah perez Tags:#Facebook#mobile#NYT#social networks#web Related Posts On Saturday, an exclusive AP report told a story of an AT&T network glitch which allowed some mobile users the ability to login to other people’s Facebook accounts. Although according to the story only a handful of people were affected by this glitch, the security flaw could have “far reaching implications for everyone on the Internet,” wrote the reporter.After reviewing the details of the incident, the “glitch” appears to be more of an issue with some misconfigured software at AT&T and less of an internet-wide security concern, as previously feared. That being said, the wireless company regarded the incident seriously and has taken measures to prevent similar issues from reoccurring in the future. Users Logged into Wrong Facebook AccountsIn the AP story, a mother and her two daughters, all of whom are AT&T subscribers, logged into the social networking site Facebook using their mobile phones and found themselves with full access to strangers’ Facebook accounts. This was apparently caused by a routing error on AT&T’s part notes the article. In this modern-day equivalent of “crossed wires,” it seemed the wireless company had lost track of which users were which and had sent back the incorrect web pages to the users’ phones. It turns out that the women were not alone in experiencing these issues – other AT&T customers were affected as well. However, AT&T won’t say how many, only that the problem occurred in “a limited number of instances.”  Over on the technology news website Slashdot, many speculated about the cause of incident, questioning whether it was a corrupted caching proxy at AT&T or a bug in the HTTP headers set by Facebook that instruct how a response should be cached, among other things. In other words, some weren’t taking it at face value that the problem was entirely AT&T’s fault, despite the fact that an AT&T spokesman claimed that the “network problem behind those episodes” was being fixed. Server Software Error to BlameA recent statement from AT&T now reveals a few more details about the problem and what they’re doing to address it. According to Michael Coe, the same AT&T spokesman cited in the AP article, the issue was caused by a “server software connectivity error” which impacted some wireless customers logging into Facebook using AT&T subscriber information. Facebook users who signed up for the service using their mobile phones are able to login to the site using the phone number and password created during the sign up process, Facebook states in a Q&A on their Help Site. Although Facebook would not comment on the original story, AT&T reports that they did work with the social network in determining the cause of the problem. As it turns out, those affected were logging into Facebook using their AT&T phone numbers as opposed to a username/password combination. Typically, when a username and password is used, a cookie is stored on the mobile device. This small file retains a user’s login credentials, allowing them to access Facebook without having to re-enter their sign in information. When a cookie is not available, the subscriber information is sent to Facebook.com automatically. This is what had taken place in the reported incidents.No More Logins Using Your Phone Number, Says AT&TAT&T reports that they’ve now put additional “security measures” in place to prevent a reoccurrence of this issue but won’t elaborate on what precisely those measures involve. In addition, the wireless company states they are working with Facebook to disable the use of subscriber information as a method for automatic login. That means going forward, AT&T users will no longer be able to use their phone numbers as login credentials to access Facebook from their mobile devices. Only a username and password combination will be allowed. Coe also notes that a similar incident occurred on a customer’s phone in Atlanta, referring to the incident involving the three women. In that case, a misdirected cookie was set on the phone. This is a slightly different issue from what’s described above as it does indeed hint at a routing problem where users are sent the wrong cookie. Although the problem is now resolved, AT&T has still not been able to determine what caused this particular issue. However, the possible routing issue behind this one incident (AT&T could only isolate the problem to one of the three women’s phones) does not appear to be the cause of the other problems. While still somewhat disturbing, especially since the cause is unknown, this singular occurrence does not merit worrying about any “far-reaching,” internet-wide consequences as implied by the original article. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

CBI files FIR in CWG consultants’ case

first_imgFormer Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi.There is more trouble for the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered an FIR in the Games consultants’ case. Headlines Today had reported how Suresh Kalmadi-led OC had appointed 35 consultants including Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who had been paid hefty amounts for consultancy and other services but they hardly did any work. The CBI is now investigating how much money was spent by the CWC OC on these consultants, who were also given high profile designations in addition to huge sums of money. Raids in overlay contracts’ case Meanwhile, the CBI continued its crackdown on the overlay contracts given out for CWG projects. On Thursday morning, it carried out raids at twenty places, including fifteen in Delhi, two in Mumbai and one in Kolkata. This comes after the registration of three new cases in connection with the renovation of Shivaji and Talkatora stadia for the October 2010 Games. Among those the CBI raided were NDMC chief architect S.S. Gupta and offices of Raja Aederi, consultants who had the contracts for renovation of CWG stadia.last_img read more

Cup of Characters

first_imgS Sreesanth and Ricky PontingAction ManAfter he made it to the World Cup squad, S. Sreesanth tweeted, “No drama only action.” By action, he perhaps meant verbal duels on the field. What else could explain his altercation with Ricky Ponting during the warm-up game at Bangalore? Having beaten Ponting on a few occasions, Sreesanth went up to him to say a few words and the Australian skipper gave it back. We prefer a five-wicket haul to this drama.AB de VilliersNo ShrinkingTest wicket-keeper Mark Boucher says the South African ODI team should be unpredictable, the Pakistan way. But one-day keeper AB de Villiers is not amused. “Who said that? Oh it’s Boucher. We don’t want to be branded unpredictable. We have our own style of play,” he said in Chennai. He is also not happy with the team seeking the help of psychologist Henning Gericke. “We don’t need more psychologists. There is no worry about failing under pressure. The past is past.” So no more choking? We will wait for a big match.MS DhoniHome RunAfter complaining about the pitch in Bangalore, M.S. Dhoni threw all thoughts of playing according to the situation out of the window in India’s warm-up match against New Zealand at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai. He smashed a 64-ball 108 to crush the Kiwis by 117 runs. The Indian skipper, who plays for the IPL team Chennai Super Kings, seemingly got pumped up by the support of his 35,000 “home” crowd who cheered every run scored by him.advertisementRizwan CheemaClose CallTouted as one of the probable winners of the World Cup 2011, England escaped a humiliating defeat by just 16 runs in their warm-up match against Canada at Fatullah in Bangladesh. Their experiment with Kevin Pietersen as an opener also bombed as the batsman negotiated 49 balls for his 24. “I will look to play my normal game. It’s not a pinch-hitting role,” he said after the match. For Canada, Rizwan Cheema’s 93 went in vain as the lowest-ranked team came tantalisingly close to victory.last_img read more