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Didier Drogba has confirmed his move to Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua.The out-of-contract striker, who left Chelsea this summer after eight years at Stamford Bridge, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal with his new club.The Ivorian will be reunited with his former team-mate Nicolas Anelka, who left west London last season.AdChoices广告Drogba, 34, played a starring role in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph against Bayern Munich, scoring a late equaliser and then netting the winning penalty in a dramatic shoot-out.That penalty was his final kick for the Blues, who won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two Carling Cups during his time with them.See also: Drogba’s exit is sad, but perhaps for the bestFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Open source client platform for messaging, communications. Shows email interface with links embedded in each message – with web services calls to various apps/services. e.g. mouse over for Google map, appointment, events, fedex package updates. Lots of mash-ups. Impressive.APIs are open, can write mash-ups. Has the ajax magic going on. Fully indexed backend and search, a la Gmail. Including filter by calendar, attachment type, etc.Group scheduling, calendaring – drag and drop etc.“web services enabled platform” – can write different clients. e.g. mobile client. open source project.Sounds great, I’ve gotta check this out. Tags:#conferences#web#Web 2.0 Conference 2005 richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fletcher: Leicester top four candidateby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is backing Leicester City to “achieve something fantastic”.The Foxes, who were surprise champions under Claudio Ranieri in 2015-16, are third with Brendan Rodgers in charge.”Leicester have a spine of the team that is experienced – in Jonny Evans, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel in goal. They have proven winners and young and exciting talent around them,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.”They could achieve something fantastic like breaking into the top four quite easily.”The Scot added: “Leicester play on the counter-attack because of Jamie Vardy so he needs to buy into it and he has done that.”Vardy’s pace is invaluable, it stretches the opposition and it allows space for James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans and they have the quality for Vardy to finish it.”
According to the Spanish manager, the problems are now over but the players were “suffering” because of the bonuses disputeWith just a few hours before their Premier League Week 1 match, Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez spoke about his players’ problems at the club.“There were days where they were a little bit unfocused but now it is sorted out they are focused,” Benitez told The Chronicle.The Magpies had some difficult weeks. The players were not cooperating with the media over a dispute in the team’s bonuses.This problem saw the footballers not doing their “walk up” shots for the TV channels on Monday.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But the problem was solved a couple days later.“I can tell you that some of them, watching the training sessions, they were suffering because they wanted a solution. After that, they were fine,” he told the newspaper.“You can change the motivation of players in one minute. As soon as it is done, that is it. You forget.”“I am happy because now they are focused. That is it. I could see against Braga, my players were not really focused, for different reasons. But you have to focus on football,” he added.
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope learned that he has been called up in the England World Cup squad by watching Sky Sports News in Paphos.After the end of last season, Pope was relaxing on vacation in Cyprus when he got the call from the FA that he is part of the England World Cup squad.However, he did not believe the news until he saw the announcement on Sky Sports News in a Paphos bar.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I was in Paphos in Cyprus,” he told Soccer AM, via Sky Sports.“I was in disbelief obviously so I went down to a local sports bar to check it was real an hour later, as you only find out an hour before the public and everyone learn.“So it gave me an hour to find a place with Sky Sports News!”Pope is currently nursing an injury after he dislocated his shoulder in the Europa League in August.
Cristiano Ronaldo insists that winning awards is not an obsession for him after missing out on a record sixth Ballon d’OrDespite scoring 44 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid last season and playing a key part in the club winning their third straight Champions League title, Ronaldo was overlooked for both the FIFA and UEFA’s Player of the Year prizes.Instead, former Real team-mate Luka Modric came out on top for both awards after leading Croatia to their first-ever World Cup final and playing his own part in Real’s European success.But, for Ronaldo, the most important thing is winning silverware with his team rather than pursuing individual glory.“I’m not obsessed by individual prizes,” Ronaldo told Daily Record.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“The most important thing is to win collective trophies and help the team. The rest comes naturally.”Ronaldo added: “I don’t think all the time of beating records. I work above all to help the club and be at my best level.“The technical, tactical and physical level of all teams is better today. It’s increasingly tough to win so I have to keep working hard to stay on top.”The Juventus star hasn’t featured for Portugal since their last-16 defeat to Uruguay at the World Cup.But Ronaldo said in the interview he “envisages” himself being available in 2019 ahead of Portugal’s Nations League campaign.
Story Links SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s golf was in prime contention to advance to the next round of the NCAA Championship, but the Cardinals decided to make their road a lot more difficult heading into Wednesday’s final round of the NCAA Louisville Regional at the University of Louisville Golf Club.After shooting a 4-under-par 280 on Monday to sit in a tie for third place, the Cardinals slipped to fifth place after a 7-over-par 291 on Tuesday.The Cardinals are one shot behind Iowa State, which sits in fourth place, and six shots ahead of North Florida. Arizona is in seventh at 10-over and West Virginia stands in eighth at 11-over.Auburn shot a 7-under-par 277 to hold an eight-shot lead over Oklahoma State, which finished the day at 1-under-par.Baylor, which entered the day tied with the Cardinals for third, remained in third place after firing a 4-over-par on the day.The top five teams in this regional will advance to the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which begins on May 23.'”This was certainly not what we were looking for today,” head coach Mark Crabtree said. “We received good performances from John Murphy and Matthias Schmid made a nice putt on No. 18 to help us. We put ourselves in a position on our home course, but we’re going to have to play better golf tomorrow.”Overall, sophomore Matthias Schmid continues to pace the Cardinals after his round of 70 on Tuesday. The Germany native is tied for second overall just two shots behind Tripp Kinney of Iowa State, who leads the field at 8-under heading into the final day.Schmid, who held the lead after his 66 on Monday, battled consistency at times, but helped the Cardinals in a major way with a long birdie putt on No. 18 to give the Cardinals some momentum after a tough round of golf”I grinded out there today,” Schmid said. “I stayed patient out there today. I made some putts, including a big one there on No. 18. I hit a lot of fairways today, which is key for me. I just try to keep it simple and just give myself a chance because putts will drop at some point.”Crabtree was disappointed that his program didn’t’ take advantage of playing the regional on its home course.”It’s a home course advantage if you take advantage of it,” Crabtree said. “If used properly, it is an advantage, but we didn’t take advantage of it. We need to make sure we take advantage of playing on our home course on Wednesday.”For the round, the Cardinals were led by junior John Murphy, who put together one of the better rounds of the day by shooting a two-under-par 69 to stand in a tie for seventh place at 3-under-par for the regional.The Kinsale, Ireland native birdied three holes on the front nine to play the front side at 2-under-par to pace the Cardinals on the afternoon. He recorded birdies on No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5. He maintained his score by shooting par on the back nine.Junior Devin Morley is tied for 28th after his 3-over-74. He salvaged his day with an eagle on the par 5 17th hole, while Trevor Johnson is tied for 60th and Jiri Zuska is tied for 66th after shooting 78 on Tuesday.The Cardinals, who will be paired with Iowa State and North Florida, will look to advance to their fourth NCAA Championship when they tee off Wednesday morning at 8 a.m.Team Scores1. Auburn: -15 (276-277=563)2. Oklahoma State: -7 (278-283=561)3. Baylor: -4 (280-288=568)4. Iowa State: +2 (288-282=570)5. Louisville: +3 (280-291=571)6. North Florida: +9 (292-285=577)7. Arizona: +10 (287-291=578)8. West Virginia: +11 (286-293=579)9. Arkansas State: +17 (295-290=585) Mississippi State: +17 (294-291=585)11. Southern Illinois: +22 (301-289=590)12. New Mexico: +25 (302-291=593)13. Jacksonville State: +29 (300-297=597)Louisville IndividualsT-2. Matthias Schmid: -6 (70)T-7. John Murphy -2 (69)T-28. Devin Morley: -+3 (74)T-60. Trevor Johnson: +7 (78)T-66. Jiri Zuska: +7 (78) Round 2 TeamPlayer Leaders Print Friendly Version Round 2 Team Leaders