Don’t Miss the Kick-Off for the UCLA/Oregon Football Game

first_imgSports Don’t Miss the Kick-Off for the UCLA/Oregon Football Game Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 6:13 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Police, UCLA and Rose Bowl Stadium staff strongly urge game attendees for the UCLA/Oregon football game on Saturday October 11, 2014 to arrive early or they may miss the kick-off. Given the highly-anticipated nature of this game, late-arriving fans should expect an increase in traffic around the Rose Bowl and limited street parking as on-site parking is expected to sell out. Fans arriving early can enjoy the beautiful weather suitable for tailgating along with all the pre-game festivities including the FanZone.Parking lots open at 6:30 am with the Fan Zone opening shortly thereafter at 8:30 a.m. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. with Kick-Off scheduled for 12:30 p.m.Parking InformationEvent day parking rates:– General Parking: $25– RV Parking: $50– Bus Parking: free in Lot I– Shuttle Parking: $12 Shuttle is freeTailgatingSet in one of the greatest settings in college football, tailgating is an enjoyable part of the game day fan experience. UCLA is committed to creating a fan-friendly environment that is safe for all to enjoy. For your safety and the enjoyment of all, we ask that all patrons observe established guidelines and rules, which can be found online at www.rosebowlstadium.com. Planning to arrive early will not only minimize your travel time but will reduce the distance you will have to walk to get to the stadium.Take Advantage of Park & Ride Shuttle BusesA shuttle bus is available round trip from Old Town Pasadena at the corner of Union Street and DeLacey Ave. Shuttle tickets are available for free. Off-site parking is available at Parsons for $12 on the day of the game.Drop-Off & Pick-UpThere are no provisions for dropping off and picking up at the stadium or in the Arroyo Seco for this event. All drop-offs and pick-up are directed to the designated drop-off and pick-up area located in Old Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard between St. John Street and Pasadena Avenue. The drop-off area is about two blocks from the shuttle bus service to the stadium. The shuttle bus service is ADA/wheel chair accessible.Rideshare, Taxi, Hotel VansRideshare, Taxi and Hotel Van patrons should know that there are no provisions for dropping off or picking up in or near the Rose Bowl Stadium or in the Arroyo Seco. The drop-off and pick-up location and procedures are listed above.For additional details, including parking lot maps, venue updates and more, go to http://www.rosebowlstadium.com/ Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuff 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Social media, but not just for fun

first_imgMake social networks work for you. Social media can be a source of relevant news, productivity, and connections if used properly. Piskorski recommends signing up for LinkedIn News, which gives LinkedIn members regular digests of information about their industry. Twitter is a great place to find and follow leaders in most fields. And don’t be afraid to start sharing information yourself — it can pay off professionally. “You’d be surprised, once you become a go-to person, how many opportunities start flowing to you,” Piskorski said. Stay current. Convincing a potential employer — or your current one — that you’re social-media savvy requires more than just setting up a few accounts and letting them become online graveyards. “You do have to learn the tools and approach them correctly,” Lamphere said. He recommends keeping an up-to-date LinkedIn résumé and spending time on Twitter to build a following. Invest the effort early and often: “If you’re going to the dentist, you’re not just going to brush your teeth 30 times in the hour before the appointment.” Keep it professional. While it’s fine to say online that you work for Harvard, be careful to distinguish your opinions from those of your employer. Never reveal confidential or proprietary information you might come across as part of your job. In short, “Don’t say anything through a social media channel that you wouldn’t say to a public audience,” Lamphere suggested. Desiree Goodwin was once a Twitter skeptic. Although hardly Web-phobic, the librarian at the Harvard Graduate School of Design had never thought of social media use as part of her professional life.Then she took two classes at the Center for Workplace Development (CWD) that changed her mind. While the center is better known for offering classes on traditional professional skills — from Excel proficiency to leadership — more faculty and staff members like Goodwin have been signing up to learn a once-belittled skill set: social media literacy.“There’s still a kind of mindset that social media is for play, that it’s not something to be taken seriously,” Goodwin said. Now, she said, “I’m glad to have that as part of my arsenal.”Goodwin, the circulation and reference coordinator at the Frances Loeb Library, now uses Twitter to connect with everyone from fellow librarians to other animal lovers interested in natural pet food. She hopes to help the Loeb Library start social media accounts of its own to get feedback and questions from patrons.She’s hardly alone. At the institutional level, Harvard is embracing social media in a big way, from its million-strong Facebook following to its increased presence at last month’s South by Southwest Interactive festival. Increasingly, Harvard faculty and staff are making use of 21st-century communication tools as well.“The concept of social media is so powerful that it is an extremely transferable skill,” said Nicholas Lamphere, a multimedia developer for Harvard Human Resources, who developed and teaches CWD’s social-media courses. Rather than viewing social media as a lunch-hour time suck, more professionals are coming to understand it “as a suite of tools that allow you to glean information, share content, build your networks, and facilitate basic things like event planning, fundraising, or emergency response.”Whether you’re looking for a new job or simply want to stay connected in your field, it helps to see online social networks as an extension of real-life social networks, said Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School who studies how companies utilize such networks.More than a third of jobs are obtained through social connections, according to Piskorski. “In the online world, all of that gets accelerated,” he said. “All the beneficial effects [of social networks] we knew about before have just been multiplied. It’s exciting.”Cecil Haverkamp was won over after taking two of CWD’s courses while working as a project manager and curriculum developer at the Harvard School of Public Health.“I only knew Twitter as the ‘I’m having a sandwich now’ caricature,” said Haverkamp, who now works for the University of Botswana. But he realized that on Twitter, he could actually reduce the time he spent staying up to date on policy and academic papers.Social media helped with his job change, too. When he found out he would be relocating to Botswana, Haverkamp used LinkedIn to quickly locate a dozen colleagues — people within one or two degrees of his immediate network — with professional experience in the country, whom he then contacted for advice.While an introductory class at CWD is a good way to learn the ropes of any particular social networking site, Piskorski and Lamphere offer some general suggestions on how to best use social media for professional gain, not drain.Start small. Test the social-media waters on a network that allows greater privacy in who can view your posts. Piskorski recommends Facebook for true beginners, though he admits the sheer number of acquaintances most people find on the popular  site can make it overwhelming. For smartphone users, he suggests Path, an app that lets users share photos and updates with a select group of friends. Engage. Whether you’re running an account for yourself or for your organization, you’ll get more out of social media when you interact with other users. Start a dialogue, solicit feedback, or offer help. “The power of social media is the human response,” Lamphere said.last_img read more

Back to school with QB Matt Leinart

first_imgIn the second edition of our exclusive series, “Back to School,” the DT caught up with former USC quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart.USC has always been renowned for its greek system, but its most exclusive club might very well be that of former Trojan quarterbacks. From Rodney Peete in the ’80s to Carson Palmer at the start of the new millennium, USC quarterbacks have had a tremendous amount of on-field success, earning the program the designation of “Quarterback U.”Arguably the greatest legacy a USC quarterback can leave at the school, though, is a national championship, and the last one to accomplish that was none other than 2004 Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart, who led the Trojans to a 55-19 victory in the 2005 Orange Bowl over Oklahoma. After falling short to Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns in a memorable 2006 Rose Bowl, Leinart went on to play in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders before leaving the professional game in 2013.With his No. 11 jersey retired under the peristyle of the Coliseum after he graduated, Leinart has never really left USC. Now, he is back in full-force in the college football world as a studio analyst on FOX Sports 1’s “College Football” show. He also frequently makes appearances on the Pac-12 Network.Since transitioning from the field to the studio and making his debut as an analyst in 2014, Leinart has had the opportunity to experience the other side of the college game.“Being surrounded by the media, it’s different, but it’s fun,” Leinart said. “But I’ve always loved college football and the tradition and history of it all.”A two-time All-American, Leinart wrote a lot of his own history with the Pete Caroll-coached teams he quarterbacked, but he’s looking forward to seeing what this year’s team can accomplish under second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian.“Last year was difficult learning a new system and having some of those growing pains, but it’s a new year, the team’s learning from their mistakes in game situations and all they have to do is keep moving forward,” Leinart said.Leinart seemed satisfied with the team’s first victory of the season over Arkansas State, 55-6, last Saturday.“Week one, you always have to look at the big picture, especially with a team that you are expected to beat, but I thought they had a pretty solid performance,” Leinart said. “A lot of guys played, Cody [Kessler] looked good, Ronald Jones showed some things, so it was good all around.”He does believe, though, that the Trojans have areas to work and build upon, especially up front.“The struggles of the offensive line to protect Cody [Kessler] were definitely a concern,” Leinart said. “I wouldn’t be too alarmed because they will go back and look at the film and learn from their mistakes, whether it was a missed assignment or communication issues, but when you’re going to be playing a team like Stanford in a couple of weeks, it’s important to improve.”While comparisons have been made between the playing styles of Leinart and redshirt senior Cody Kessler, who is looking to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps after having a record-breaking season in 2014 on his way to becoming an early season Heisman Trophy candidate, Leinart believes that at the end of the day, Kessler has done a great job at becoming his own type of player and leader.“He’s got such a good head on his shoulders and knows to control what he can control and lead his football team,” Leinart said. “He’s not a flashy guy, but he’s a winner and is a lot more athletic than people give him credit for.”Another current USC player who reminds Leinart of one of his former teammates, the electric Reggie Bush, is sophomore cornerback and wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson.“Adoree’s a special player,” Leinart said. “He’s one of those players that, like Reggie, whenever he touches the ball, everyone just holds their breath to see what they’re going to do.”Some USC players might be giving Leinart a blast from the past, but he says that offenses in college football have drastically changed since he first lined up under center.“It’s completely different now,” Leinart said. “It used to be a lot more pro-style from under center, but now more than 50 percent of offenses just line up going no-huddle, and we see a lot of spread offenses.”Now in the second year of Sarkisian’s up-tempo system, the Trojans playing style has surely changed, but as they get ready to play just their second game of the season against Idaho on Saturday, Leinart says that the team’s mentality should remain the same.“Never read the papers, don’t believe in your own hype and always be focused on the team,” Leinart said. “The rest will take care of itself.”last_img read more

Juventus, Napoli light up Serie A

first_imgROME (AP):It’s judgement weekend in Serie A. League leaders Napoli take a two-point lead over Juventus into a highly anticipated clash of the top-two squads today. Then tomorrow, third-place Fiorentina host fourth-place Inter Milan, who are one point behind the Viola.Napoli and Juventus are on club record winning streaks.Napoli have won eight straight, while Juventus have 14 consecutive victories, and need three more to match the Serie A record of 17 established by Inter in 2006-07.Napoli beat Juventus 2-1 in September with goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Gonzalo Higuain, but that was before the Turin club found its stride and was able to overcome the off season departures of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, and Carlos Tevez.Having joined Juventus on a €40 million transfer from Palermo in June, Paulo Dybala has developed into the Turin squad’s most dangerous weapon with 13 goals. And with only 15 goals conceded, Juventus have the best defence in Italy.With 24 goals in as many matches, Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain is having the season of his life. With 14 matches remaining, Higuain already has more goals than the 22 that Mauro Icardi and Toni led Serie A with last season.”My intention is to continue scoring,” Higuain said. “For me, and most important, to help the squad, which is aiming for something really big.”Napoli’s only two Serie A titles came in 1987 and 1990 when Diego Maradona was carrying the club.Also this weekend, it’s Lazio vs Hellas Verona; Carpi vs Roma; Empoli vs Frosinone; Chievo Verona vs Sassuolo; AC Milan vs Genoa; Palermo vs Torino; Sampdoria vs Atalanta; and Udinese vs Bologna.last_img read more

Green Building Priority #8 — Use Green Products

first_imgThose who are new to green building may be surprised that material selection isn’t right at the top of my priority list. Many people assume that what makes a home green are things like the use of recycled-content or bio-based materials — decking made out of recycled milk jugs or foam insulation made from soybean oil, for example.Selecting green materials is important, and our company focuses a lot of attention on providing guidance for product selection (especially through our GreenSpec Directory) but, in my opinion, material selection is well down the list of the most important green building priorities — sitting at #8. (Over the coming weeks, you’ll learn about the green building strategies that I consider to be higher priority.)What should we look for in green building products?In our GreenSpec Directory, we have 26 different attributes that we use to define products as green. These are organized into five major categories:Products made with salvaged, recycled, or agricultural waste content;Products that conserve natural resources;Products that avoid toxic or other emissions;Products that save energy or water; andProducts that contribute to a safe, healthy built environment.Our full list of these green attributes can be found in our article Building Materials: What Makes a Product Green?, available on our website.In GreenSpec, we employ a “life-cycle thinking” process in our product reviews. It’s not as robust as full “life-cycle assessment,” and we don’t have the budget to do actual product testing. But we synthesize information about products that we get from manufacturers, we dig into government and academic reports on chemical toxicity and product performance attributes, and we filter that through a common-sense perspective that we’ve developed over 20-plus years of looking at green building products.One of the challenges in identifying green building products is separating claims from reality. “Greenwashing” is rampant in the building products industry, with many manufacturers exaggerating claims about the environmental performance of their products and some providing blatant misinformation.“Third-party certification” provides a way to assess products and materials more objectively. We can be fairly confident that wood products carrying Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification come from well-managed forests, for example.Many industries have green certification programs. The carpet industry created Green Label and Green Label Plus for carpeting with low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Energy Star is a certification program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for recognizing appliances, lighting, office equipment, and other products that operate efficiently — aiming for the top 25% of products on the market. Similarly, EPA recently created the WaterSense Program for water-conserving toilets, showerheads, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures.One of the challenges for architects and builders specifying products is the proliferation of labels that are used to identify green products. There are dozens of different certification systems and corresponding labels. Some refer to this as the “NASCAR effect,” with products carrying as many distinctive labels as racing cars. Designers, builders, and consumers are often left confused — especially because some certification systems are more rigorous than others.To further confuse matters, some certifications are for single attributes (forest management, energy efficiency, or VOC emissions, for example), while others are more comprehensive — covering multiple attributes. EcoLogo is a multi-attribute certification system developed in Canada; this certification system was just acquired by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to become part of the UL-Environment system (this may be the start of consolidation that is likely to occur in green certifications).Product certification and green product selection can get pretty complicated. Our company works hard to understand all of the relevant product certifications, and we use that information in selecting products to list in our GreenSpec directory. Our goal is to make process of product selection easier. We want architects and builders to have more time to focus on design issues that are usually a lot more important.Posted from San Francisco, where I am speaking at the West Coast Green conference this week.In addition to this Energy Solutions blog, Alex writes the weekly blog on BuildingGreen.com: Alex’s Cool Product of the Week, which profiles an interesting new green building product each week. You can sign up to receive notices of those blogs by e-mail — enter your e-mail address in the upper right corner of any buildinggreen.com blog page.Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, LLC and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.last_img read more

Selecting a General Contractor

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESKicking the Tires on a Passivhaus ProjectGoodbye Radiant FloorPlans and Pricing for Our House in MaineLooking Through Windows — Part 1Looking Through Windows — Part 2Looking Through Windows — Part 3Looking Through Windows — Part 4Looking Through Windows — Part 5Looking Through Windows — Part 6Looking Through Windows — Part 7 From the contractor’s perspective, there is a guaranteed business expense in devoting many hours of time and effort chasing product prices, figuring out how site conditions may affect the construction process, getting subcontractor estimates to accurately price out the entire project, and only a one (in-however-many-other-contractors are bidding on the project) chance of getting the job. Say there are three other bidders; that’s only a one-in-four chance of getting the work. That means the contractor has a 100% opportunity of spending time/money, with on average a 75% chance of NOT getting the job. The more time and effort the contractor puts into realistically pricing the project, the greater the contractor’s investment risk.Homeowner risksWhile we believe that most contractors are ethical, there are certainly opportunities for dubious bidding strategies. Does the contractor lowball the bid to get the contract and plan to make it up in “unexpected” change orders; or go down the quality scale on materials and labor, particularly for building systems not readily visible to the homeowner; or push the construction schedule at the expense of quality control?There are risks for the homeowner also. Architects may not have the latest insight on product or labor price trends, especially for how much it might cost to actually assemble very unique designs. The owners and architect may have fallen in love with the house design, but the construction costs may be prohibitively expensive. Now what? Spend additional time and money for the architect to undo/redo the design to bring it in line with the budget; or worse, abandon the project? This is not a road we wanted to go down.Start with a rough estimateInstead, we asked the two pre-selected contractors to prepare realistic budget estimates within 15% margin of accuracy. We know that the building envelope is still fluid, and we have not yet begun the interior design. So we are looking for a rough estimate on affordability, not micrometer accuracy. More fundamentally, we want the selected contractor to use his/her experience and insight to explicitly participate, shape, and influence all of the final construction details. We hope the selected contractor can offer alternative approaches that reduce cost, expedite, or simplify construction without compromising building performance.We will pay the non-selected GC a fixed, pre-determined fee for his efforts.We expect to get the budget estimates from the two GCs in the next few weeks and then welcome one of them to the team.The first article in this series was Kicking the Tires on a Passivhaus Project. Roger Normand’s construction blog is called EdgewaterHaus. [Editor’s note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a Passivhaus in Maine. This is the third article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]What’s the best way to pick a residential general contractor (GC)? There are many books written on the subject. I want to focus this blog on one specific aspect: the point in time that the GC becomes a member of the team along with the architect and the homeowner.Going out to bid is problematicWe pre-screened numerous GCs in face-to-face meetings, looked at some of their work, spoke with some of their customers, checked with Better Business Bureau, and considered their experience in building high performance buildings. We narrowed the field to two candidates, both of which had built a home to LEED Platinum standards, and had experience using a blower-door test to check the tightness of the building envelope.Traditionally, we would have our architect, Cris Briley, prepare a complete set of construction drawings (perhaps up to 40 large blueprints) and then send these drawings out for bid by several contractors. We believe there are many problems with this approach for both the GCs and the homeowner.last_img read more

One Thing You Should Never Give Up

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You can give up money. If you lose money, there is more money available to you. You can get more, and the world is chock full of it. If you have to choose to lose something, money is something that easily replaced with a focused effort on the outcome of acquiring more.Almost all other resources are equally available. You can find human resources without much trouble, as the planet is literally teeming with people, many of whom have the mindset and skill set you need, many more looking for someone to provide them with an opportunity. The same can be said for real estate, technological solutions, and darn near anything else you might need. You can give up any or all of these and still not have given up anything worth worrying too much about.The only thing that you cannot give up without paying an enormous penalty is your time.There isn’t any more time available to you than what you already have, and you don’t know how much you possess, other than knowing that you have this moment, right here, right now. That means time is your most prized possession, and it is the one thing you can invest without worrying about market conditions or inflation. The value of time is never impacted by economic conditions, political changes, or business conditions. It always holds its value.If you can trade money for time, you are making an excellent trade.The valuation of time is completely up to you. You determine what it is worth by the decisions you make with how to invest—or spend—it. If you waste time on meaningless trivialities, then you have undervalued time. Someday, you will wish you had more. If you invest in doing what is meaningful and purposeful and makes a contribution, then that respect for time makes it absolutely priceless.last_img read more

PSG, Bayern advance in Champions League; Man Utd must wait

first_imgPSG’s Layvin Kurzawa,, second left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal with his teammates Dani Alves, left, Adrien Rabiot, center, Neymar, second right, and Julian Draxler during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Anderlecht at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)GENEVA — Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are the first teams in the Champions League knockout rounds after the group rivals both won Tuesday to advance with two games left.PSG routed Anderlecht 5-0 — with defender Layvin Kurzawa scoring three to outshine Neymar — and Bayern won 2-1 at Celtic.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 GROUP AAnother Man United win at Old Trafford seemed routine, and it was 18-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar who again had the most eye-catching night.Svilar saved a penalty kick from Anthony Martial before conceding an own goal for the second straight game against United — his only two Champions League appearances.Two weeks after carrying a cross over his own goal-line, Svilar was unlucky this time when Nemanja Matic’s 45th-minute shot struck the post and rebounded into the net off the goalkeeper’s shoulder.United’s second goal came from another penalty, which coach Jose Mourinho seemed to insist should be taken by defender Daley Blind and not by Romelu Lukaku, the forward who now has not scored in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Roma edged one point ahead of Chelsea in the standings, and there is four-point gap to Atletico Madrid in third place.Atletico has gone to at least the quarterfinals in each of the past four seasons but now risks missing out after another draw against newcomer Qarabag of Azerbaijan, 1-1 in Madrid.Qarabag led in the 40th minute with a header by midfielder Michel, and Atletico equalized with a stunning side-foot shot from Thomas Partey in the 56th. Both teams finished with 10 men.Atletico hosts Roma on Nov. 22.GROUP DBarcelona and Juventus are still heavily favored to advance despite both sides missing their chance on Tuesday.Barcelona drew 0-0 at Olympiakos and Juventus needed a late leveler from Gonzalo Higuain to earn a 1-1 draw at Sporting Lisbon.The two powerhouses meet in Turin in three weeks’ time, when Barcelona will need only a draw to progress.Barcelona has 10 points, three points clear of last year’s runner-up Juventus, with Sporting a furtherthree points back. Basel would have joined United in the Round of 16 by beating CSKA Moscow and led at halftime through Luca Zuffi’s lobbed shot into an empty goal.CSKA perked up when substitute Alan Dzagoev came on, and the fit-again playmaker scored in the 65th minute before Pontus Wernbloom forced the winner in the 79th.CSKA and Basel both have six points, and United will advance by avoiding defeat in Switzerland in three weeks’ time.GROUP BIn a mismatched group, Paris Saint-Germain has won all four games, scoring 17 goals without conceding. Anderlecht has lost four, conceding 15 without scoring.Marco Verratti and Neymar scored in the first half, and left back Kurzawa lit up Parc des Princes by getting three in the second half.Bayern also moved into the Round of 16 draw with nine points after emerging from a typically raucous night in Glasgow to beat a spirited Celtic 2-1.Since replacing Carlo Ancelotti as coach, Jupp Heynckes has led Bayern to six straight wins. Kingsley Coman gave Bayern a first-half lead, Celtic’s Callum McGregor leveled in the 74th, three minutes before Javi Martinez secured the win.GROUP CFor the second time in two weeks, Roma put three goals past Chelsea’s experienced defense. After a rousing 3-3 draw in London, it was a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 win in Rome that began with Stephan El Shaarawy’s powerful shot inside 40 seconds.El Shaarawy scored again before halftime to punish hesitation by former Roma defender Antonio Rudiger. Diego Perotti struck with a long-range shot midway through the second half. 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Manchester United, like PSG, won a fourth straight game but beating Benfica 2-0 was not yet enough toensure advancing from Group A.Roma started early, scoring after 40 seconds in a 3-0 win against Chelsea that seized leadership of Group C from coach Antonia Conte’s team. Atletico Madrid is still winless after being held 1-1 by visiting Qarabag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBarcelona and Juventus both drew away from home to maintain their steady progress in Group D.Here is a look at what happened in Tuesday’s games. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

Eden to host 3 matches but ICC rules out any India game

first_imgThe much awaited green signal has finally come to the Eden Gardens from the International Cricket Council (ICC).The Eden GardensStripped off the money-spinning India-England match by the ICC due to lack of preparedness, the Eden Gardens is set to hold the remaining three World Cup matches allotted to the venue.Kolkata fans can now look forward to some cricketing action as the venue is set to host the South Africa- Ireland match on March 15, the Ireland-Netherlands game on March 18 and the Zimbabwe- Kenya clash on March 20.Confirming the news that the threemember inspection team was happy with the progress in work, ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said that the historical ground will hold the remaining matches. “I have received a preliminary report (after Monday’s inspection) and we are pleased with the progress made since January 25 and if that pace of work is maintained, we believe that the stadium will be ready for the games in March,” Lorgat said.An ICC official confirmed that a positive report has been sent to the tournament director which would be forwarded to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).”The report was sent this morning at 9am to the host tournament director with the request that it should be forwarded to the venue, in the usual manner,” he told MAIL TODAY. The CAB wanted the India- Ireland game to be shifted to Kolkata now that Bangalore already had the India- England match, but Lorgat squashed their hopes.”That will be extremely difficult. A shifting requires all sorts of logistical changes which may not be possible in such a short duration,” Lorgat said.advertisementAlthough the ICC will conduct two further inspections on February 14 and 22, a CAB official said that the report came as a huge relief after the January 25 fiasco when the ICC deemed the Eden unfit to host the February 27 match.”We are relieved. We were behind time, but we are not a new Test or ODI centre.Having held international matches for a while, I can assure you that although the ICC has decided to inspect the venue again, we are ready to hold World Cup matches,” he told MAIL TODAY . “It is easy to build new stadiums. But our establishment dates back to 1865. For us, while we brought in state- of- the- art facilities in keeping with the ICC’s guidelines, we had to ensure that we didn’t completely do away with our rich legacy.As a result, our work was very challenging,” he said.Some people have raised questions over the lack of giant screens and electronic scoreboard. But the CAB official said that the main work was done and the association was now waiting for the screens to arrive from BCCI.last_img read more