Wanyama scores but Spurs slump out of Europa

first_imgMauricio Pochettino’s side trailed 1-0 from the first leg and they were unable to overturn the deficit despite twice leading on the night.Christen Eriksen put Tottenham ahead before Gent levelled through Harry Kane’s own goal on the stroke of half-time.Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was sent off for a horror challenge after the interval and although Wanyama restored the hosts’ advantage, Jeremy Perbet’s late strike was enough to seal Gent’s upset in front of a new Europa League record attendance of 80,465.“I’m very disappointed. We started well and scored. The tie was open but we conceded a goal in one action in the first half. After that it was complicated,” Pochettino said.“In the second half we played with energy. We were brave and created chances and scored the second, but we couldn’t get another.”With White Hart Lane being redeveloped, it was more Wembley misery for Tottenham, who had already endured defeats against Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen at their temporary European home which played a major role in their lacklustre elimination from the Champions League group stage this season.After claiming this week that he can tell whether his team will do well after just 50 seconds of watching a match, Pochettino might have been reassured by Tottenham’s vibrant start.– Horrific –Tottenham Hotspur striker Delle Ali is given a red card in a Europa League match against Gent on February 23, 2017. PHOTO/Daily MailIt took just 10 minutes for Tottenham to take the lead as Gent’s defenders made a hash of dealing with a routine long ball down the right flank and Eriksen took full advantage, racing clear unhindered before slotting home with a clinical low finish.Yet Eriksen’s first goal in his last 12 games in all competitions wasn’t the prelude for a nerve-free night for Tottenham.Kane scored a hat-trick in Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round win at Fulham, but he found the net at the wrong end to gift Gent a 21st minute equaliser.A Gent corner, wrongly given to the Belgians in the first place, was headed towards goal by Stefan Mitrovic and Kane tried to nod clear but only succeeded in glancing the ball past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugh Lloris and into the back of the net.Kyle Walker tried to restore Tottenham’s lead with a stinging long-range strike that was well saved by Lovre Kalinic.But Tottenham suffered another blow four minutes before half-time when Alli, frustrated seconds earlier when a challenge on him wasn’t given as a foul, launched into a horrific two-footed lunge on Brecht Dejaegere, drawing an instant red card.Despite their numerical disadvantage, Tottenham regained the lead in the 61st minute.Walker looked to exchange passes with Eriksen on the edge of the box, but Kenya midfielder Wanyama latched onto it and scored with a powerful strike.It was a false dawn however as a woeful blunder from Eric Dier ended Tottenham’s European campaign in the 82nd minute.When Kalifa Coulibaly lofted over a cross, Dier should have dealt with it, but instead he chested carelessly down for French striker Perbet to prod the decisive finish past Lloris.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars Victor Wanyama bellows out in celebration after scoring for Tottenham Hotspur in a Europa League match against Gent on February 23, 2017. PHOTO/Daily MailLondon, United Kingdom, Feb 24- Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama scored for his club Tottenham Hotspur in the second half, but it could not prevent the North Londoners from slumping to a shock Europa League exit at the hands of Belgian side Gent.The Belgians took a 2-2 draw at Wembley giving them a stunning 3-2 aggregate success in the last 32 second leg on Thursday.last_img read more

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Airport security may be fast scan

first_imgIn 2003, TSA cut most of its $75 million research budget to try to address a deficit. Its research office was later consolidated into DHS’s research arm, which has failed to spend $200 million from past years, leading lawmakers to rescind the money this summer. “The TSA is groping around, moving money,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, a senior Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee. “They don’t have enough money to have enough employees, and they can’t buy new equipment.” Even as the recent British terror plot was unfolding, Homeland Security quietly tried to take away $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new technology for detecting explosives. There will never be enough money or improvements in technology, said Richard Lanza, senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “We’re always faced with this unpleasant and nasty fact: People are going to come up with new explosives which won’t be detected by this,” Lanza said. “You’re just trying to make it harder for the bad guys.” Among the newer technologies, the puffer is a tall, clear cylinder that looks like a Star Trek transporter. Passengers chosen largely at random are hit with quick blasts of air – not quite enough to ruffle the hair – to dislodge trace particles of explosives or narcotics from a passenger’s skin and clothing. An instant microscopic analysis determines whether the passenger has been exposed to illicit substances. In the future, luggage will be “sniffed” for minute traces of explosives or bombarded with neutrons, subjecting it to CT scans, which differs from traditional X-rays in that they take hundreds of pictures of an object from a variety of angles. Passengers at San Francisco’s international terminal can glimpse a “Checkpoint of the Future” as envisioned by GE Security. The company has set up camp next to the checkpoint of today, a working security zone where plastic bins clatter and passengers shuffle through metal detectors. The GE “lab” is a nonworking checkpoint where the company is researching and tweaking its gear in hopes of winning government approvals and ironing out technical glitches. Much of that gear is mock-up equipment where company officials can demonstrate the dream: a half-minute process, starting with a device that scans a passenger’s finger for explosives and drug particles. A conveyor belt would use CT to peer at carry-on items. A body scan would look through clothing for knives, guns and bombs. A shoe scanner would end the need to kick off footwear. GE Security said it has spent more than $100 million over the past five years in developing next-generation aviation screening technologies and products. The government is particularly interested in developing the ability to quickly analyze what’s inside liquid containers after the recent discovery of a London-based plot to bring down airliners using explosives disguised as common household items, said Jennifer Peppin, a spokeswoman for the TSA’s Western region. Rapiscan Systems Neutronics and Advanced Technologies of Santa Clara is trying to perfect a device that can peer into bottles, books and shoes and identify explosives inside. The scanner, slightly larger than a tipped-over phone booth, hits the object with neutrons and analyzes the gamma rays that bounce back, telling the machine which elements are present. One recent afternoon, Pat Shea, Rapiscan’s chief operating officer, placed a bottle of wine in the machine’s drawer and started the analysis. A whirring sound followed for about 40 seconds, followed by an analysis: The bottle indeed contained wine. Despite all the years and dollars his company has poured into research and development, Shea cautions against an over-reliance on technology. “No one device is a silver bullet,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – At the airport check-in of tomorrow, “getting through security” should take 30 seconds. Passengers breeze through a series of scanners that probe for explosives, weapons, even drugs. Shoes stay on feet, laptops in cases. A machine confirms that a bottle of wine is wine, and not a disguised cocktail of bomb ingredients. The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks prompted a clampdown at the nation’s airports and a new era of aggravation at security checkpoints. They also accelerated a race to develop better screening technology, research that has advanced with each thwarted terrorism plot. Some of these devices are already snooping through your luggage as part of a 2002 congressional mandate that all checked baggage be scrutinized for explosives, but technical glitches and funding problems stand in the way of other technologies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleKey questions remain: Are these ready to handle thousands of passengers per hour, and their belongings? “Some things are imminently deployable. Some things are further off,” said Steve Hill, spokesman for GE Security, the unit of General Electric Co. that makes transportation security equipment. “We are not light years off.” Although one futuristic device known as the “puffer” already is in use at San Francisco International and 36 other airports, the government halted its continued rollout recently because of concerns about reliability. The Transportation Security Administration declined to elaborate. Critics also question whether the Bush administration is investing enough, even as it spent nearly $1 billion in fiscal 2006 on explosive-detection equipment for checked luggage and checkpoint screening. TSA and the Department of Homeland Security have repeatedly failed to spend tens of millions of dollars that Congress earmarked for new airport security equipment. last_img read more

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Vivianne Miedema among three Arsenal players in WSL Team of the Year

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED ADVICE REVEALED huge blow Arsenal are four points clear of second-placed Manchester City with two games to play and could be crowned champions at Brighton on Sunday.Gunners captain Little has contributed eight goals and five assists in 12 matches for Joe Montemurro’s side, while Switzerland international Walti has enjoyed an impressive debut season in England following last summer’s move from German club Turbine Potsdam.Continental Cup winners City and reigning WSL champions Chelsea – who could reach the Women’s Champions League final on Sunday – also have three players each in the team.England trio Steph Houghton, Demi Stokes and Nikita Parris are the City players selected, while Hannah Blundell, Ji So-yun and Erin Cuthbert make up the Blues contingent. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining Miedema has enjoyed a fine season in front of goal for Arsenal Sheffield United vs Ipswich (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Newcastle (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs Blackburn (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds United vs Aston Villa (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry vs Shrewsbury (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2 LIVE ON talkSPORT REPLY talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Striker Parris, who became the highest goalscorer in WSL history in November, is Miedema’s only realistic challenger for the golden boot after registering 16 times in 18 outings. Captain Houghton and fellow defender Stokes have contributed to eight clean sheets for Nick Cushing’s unbeaten FA Cup finalists.Chelsea defender Blundell has been an important part of the division’s tightest defence, which has conceded only 12 times in 18 games. Forward Cuthbert has chipped in with six goals and four assists for Emma Hayes’ third-placed side, with South Korea midfielder So-yun contributing five goals and two assists.Bristol City goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley and Birmingham’s Aoife Mannion complete the team.center_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Title-chasing Arsenal have three players in the 2019 PFA Women’s Super League Team of the Year, including prolific Netherlands forward Vivianne Miedema.The division’s top scorer, who has struck 21 times and provided nine assists in 18 appearances to lead the Gunners to the brink of their first title since 2012, is joined in the XI by midfield team-mates Kim Little and Lia Walti. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 no dice tense BEST OF gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ever-present England Under-23 keeper Baggaley has produced a string of player-of-the-match performances for City this campaign.Consistent Blues defender Mannion, meanwhile, is one of four players selected for the second successive season, along with Stokes, Blundell and So-yun.The players will be honoured at the PFA’s annual awards ceremony in London on Sunday, April 28.PFA Women’s Super League 1 Team of the Year 2019: Sophie Baggaley (Bristol City), Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Ji So-yun (Chelsea), Kim Little (Arsenal), Lia Walti (Arsenal), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal).last_img read more

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