Jose Mourinho raves about ‘top-class’ Manchester United debutant

first_img Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action for Manchester United Jose Mourinho has praised Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly following their Manchester United debuts in the 2-0 pre-season win over Championship new-boys Wigan.The Armenian attacker, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract earlier this month, played the opening 45 minutes of the victory, and was one of the bright sparks in a fairly laid back performance from the Red Devils.He was not on the pitch when either goal was scored – Will Keane and Andreas Pereira netting in the second half – but his performance was well received by United fans, and his new manager at Old Trafford.VIDEO: Keane and Pereira score for Man United in pre-season! Watch the goals here“Mkhitaryan is a top-class player and currently at the best stage for a footballer – 27/28 years old,” Mourinho told MUTV following the game.“He is magnificent the way he thinks about football, he thinks very quickly and it’s so sweet how he touches the ball. He can play in different positions behind the striker. He doesn’t have the sharpness yet but his performance was very positive.”Fellow summer signing Bailly also made his first United appearance at the DW Stadium, playing 82 minutes at the heart of the defence alongside Daley Blind first and then Phil Jones.He was rarely troubled during his time on the field of play, but Mourinho was suitably impressed by his showing, and believed the fans were also happy with what they saw from the 22-year-old Ivorian international.The United boss continued: “With Eric, the way the fans showed how much they liked his performance when I changed him is enough.“Of course he is a very young boy coming from a very different environment, but you could see what he is at this moment. I will give him everything to try to make him better and better like I did with other central defenders I’ve had in my hands. He has showed the potential we saw when we decided to buy him.”SEE ALSO: ‘Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be the signing of the season!’ Manchester United fans react to new signing’s debut 1last_img read more

Giants’ desire to change takes early hit, ‘opener’ experiment backfires

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are wading their way into a new era, and on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, they took another big step into uncharted waters.Manager Bruce Bochy called on reliever Nick Vincent to serve as an “opener” against Toronto, adopting a modern pitching strategy that maximizes the impact of a strong bullpen.As soon as Bochy, Vincent and the Giants took the plunge, they were wiped out by the first-inning tidal wave that arrives wherever they play on a daily basis.Vincent gave …last_img

Allsorts® Large Royal Hat Fascinator Weddings Ladies Day Race Royal Ascot – loved it and the wedding we went

first_imgDespatched it again it did’nt go well with me.My mum bought two hair items for a marriage ceremony for both of those herself, and me. Brilliant delivery and the hair parts are gorgeous.Reasonably priced fascinator up to par with types costing two times as significantly. Matched my outfit correctly.Here are the specifications for the Allsorts® Large Royal Hat Fascinator Weddings Ladies Day Race Royal Ascot:Large Hat Fascinator.Come’s on a narrow aliceband.Perfect hair accessory for the race’s, wedding’s , ladie’s day and lot’s more.Fast free delivery on all item’s across our store.Available in more colour’s in store. Great price beautiful for its value.Reviews from purchasers :Really nice, just what I was looking for but couldn’t Stunning fascinator.Wonderful service!Lovely stylish hat!this hat did arrived flat packed but the most comfortable georgous fascinator around perfect for ascotReally nice item, colour match perfect Really like this, again thank you really significantly.Pretty delighted with thid products. Incredibly happy with thid product or service. I was delighted it was so light to don and the headband does not.Actually awesome item, color match perfect. Seriously great item, colour match best. The only trouble is that i will have to get some glue to deal with back again the decoration on the fascinate.Acquired to use at my daughter’s wedding, it matches to a t my dress and shoes. Comes packed flat so it needs a small (light) fluffing out but definitely appears the biz when on. Only handles three/four or so of head alternatively than entire head + as proven on the model, but that is not a reason not to buy. Light, relaxed (extremely smooth band), i must be able to have on it for various several hours and be equipped to see what’s heading on.So pleased with this, will complete my wedding day guest outfit.Fast shipping and delivery and tons of good feedback from buddies on the hat.A great deal scaled-down than it seems in the image, but in a fantastic way.A lightweight fascinator which suits perfectly, incredibly comfortable. Attractive blue colour is a great match for my costume, excellent for wedding day visitor. Delighted to have discovered a suited hat at these a fantastic cost.This is a attractive minor hat at a great value and shipped seriously speedily. You need to tweak up the bows and feathers a little bit just after you choose it out of the box and then you have a light-weight, classy hat at a portion of the price of one particular in the section shops.This hat is extremely fashionable and is terrific value for funds. It is smaller sized than depicted in the photograph and sits nicely on your head by usually means of an alice band, so it doesn’t flatten your hair.Terrific assistance fantastic quality product or service.All great and of course i would advise a good friend to store. All superior and of course i would propose a friend to store with amazon, actual trusty site and you get what you see plus bargains.Lovely solution and shipped promptly perfectly in time for a wedding ceremony.Charming fascinator delivered rapidly.Wonderful fascinator been admired by many,.Seemed excellent on and it stayed on even when it was truly windy.last_img read more

What’s Behind The Public Shaming of Reddit’s King Troll Violentacrez?

first_imgfruzsina eordogh A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit When Gawker reporter Adrian Chen publicly outed troll and influential Reddit user Violentacrez as Michael Brutsch two weeks ago in what many are calling the “best story of the Web,” he changed the nature of the Internet forever. The resulting journalist-sanctioned public shaming:1. Highlighted how ignorant the media is of Internet culture.2. Forced the Internet’s core psyche, sometimes referred to as the “hive mind,” to mature from a teenage boy to a relatively respectful young adult almost overnight.3. Legitimized digital lynch mobs. The Seduction Of A Public ShamingOur technology may have evolved, but our attitudes have not: Nothing pleases humanity more than a good public shaming. Instead of pelting rotten tomatoes at a man locked in the town square stockade, society’s “sinners” are now paraded on national television, courtesy of Anderson Cooper, and branded with a scarlet “T.” (Just Google “Michael Brutsch” if you don’t know what I mean.)Brutsch is now the physical face of the most hated thing on the Internet: the Troll. That anonymous person who goes out of his way to provoke a response. While few people understand what trolls actually are, where they came from and why they do what they do, it is generally accepted that they are the scum of the Web. Hating on them unconditionally is not just acceptable, it’s encouraged, as Cooper implied by calling Brutsch a sad “little person,” sitting “alone in his room, typing on his keyboard, interacting with people he doesn’t even know.” Cooper did stop short of calling him a “neckbeard,” but other outlets have not –  he’s been called a “monster,” and even falsely tied to the suicide of Amanda Todd and the “capper” community. Brutsch didn’t create the act of trolling, nor was he the original or most notorious troll. (Brutsch might not even be a troll, as tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin pointed out.) Nor is Brutsch the first man to have an offensive porn collection, or the first man to sexualize children. Regardless, Brutsch will be made an example of, dammit, because we the media (or as Forbes Kashmir Hill called it, “The Internet Cool Kids”) are sick and tired of these vile human beings mucking up our Internet! Never mind that the same media leverages these same transgressors to drive pageviews – all cloaked in hand-wringing and faux outrage (an act Reddit itself is guilty of) . And, of course, the same said media also sexualizes children.   Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Tags:#Trolls center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Trolls Are Easy TargetsCalling Brutsch’s transgressions “vile” isn’t an overstatement – his stuff was downright disgusting. Brutsch had his hands in some of the most controversial subreddits, including /r/incest, /r/misogyny, /r/beatingwomen, /r/chokeabitch, /r/Jewmerica, /r/Jailbait, /r/niggerjailbait, /r/rapebait, /r/picsofdeadkids and /r/creepshots, just to name a few. If you are offended by those titles, that’s the point of a Troll: Brutsch’s online behavior is so offensive that anyone that wants to be considered a respectable member of society has no choice but to oppose his behavior.As Chen describes trolling in his unmasking piece: “A troll exploits social dynamics like computer hackers exploit security loopholes, and Violentacrez calmly exploited the Reddit hive mind’s powerful outrage machine and free speech values at the same time.” If “troll” wasn’t the hot button word of the year, we’d be calling Brutsch’s digital binders of scantily clad or beaten women “performance art.”Whitney Phillips, a scholar studying Internet trolling culture, put it another way, calling trolls “cultural scavengers” that “engage in a process I describe as cultural digestion: They take in, regurgitate, and subsequently weaponize existing tropes and cultural sensitivities.” Trolls don’t engage in this sort of behavior alone or in a vacuum, Phillips said. Rather, they come out to play when they have a supportive “host culture.”  AKA: Reddit.Enabling Adolescent BehaviorThis is exactly what Brutsch meant when he told CNN’s Drew Griffin that Reddit “enabled” and “encouraged” his online behavior: “When two years ago, when all of this was at its height, the audience was appreciative, and supportive of the sort of gallows humor that I put out there.” When Brutsch, who is one year shy of 50, said he was catering to an audience of college kids, he means this both literally and figuratively. Brutsch’s fanbase isn’t necessarily college-aged, but the core Internet psyche is.Established sometime between late 1993 and 1999 through sites like Usenet and WebCrawler, and then reborn in 2003 with the creation of 4chan, the Internet psyche is skeptical, self-absorbed, sadistic and lazy – except when it comes to porn, cute animals, digital pranks and acts of Internet vigilantism. For various reasons, perhaps elated to being wealthy, white and privileged, users connected to this hive mind regularly post the most disturbing (re: misogynist, racist) content they can find. You might see this behavior as a way to compensate for, and feel alive in, their mundane real-world existences.    The infamous Usenet troll Ted Frank told Stryker in an interview for his book Epic Win For Anonymous: How 4chan’s Army Conquered The Web, that trolling served as “an educational tool for newcomers.” Modern trolling culture has evolved from its roots on Usenet, however, and Frank “insists” the trolling similarities between 4chan and Usenet are “an etymological coincidence.”  (In fact, the notion of trolling can be traced back even further than Usenet: Stryker describes comedian Andy Kaufman as one of the finest examples of a “pre-Internet troll,” and draws parallels with the “Greek prankster Pan, the Norse god Loki, and the conniving Native American Coyote.”)As the Internet goes mainstream and effectively kills the mantra “there are no girls on the Internet,” older generations, women and traditional media increasingly bump into this hive mind. Their presence will age and mature the digitial pysche just by being there, is the hope.  Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The 4Chan ConnectionMuch of Reddit’s young, trolling psyche comes from 4chan, specifically /b/, but 4chan has managed to stay out of headlines during this flame war. “I don’t understand why everyone was upset at jailbait, while 4chan continually posts bullshit across the internet and no one bats an eye,” wrote redditor he_cried_out_WTF in response to the Violentacrez controversy. “4chan is apparently the petulant child that everyone pretends doesn’t exist as it throws yet another vase on the floor.”Reddit (and 4chan) aren’t the only social news sites that regularly tap into the vase-throwing Internet psyche: Digg, 9gag, Fark, Something Awful, Encyclopedia Dramatica, Buzzfeed, The Daily Dot, Know Your Meme and the entire I Can Haz Cheezburger clan regularly regularly tune in. Even Erik Martin and fellow paid Reddit employees were guilty of listening to this psyche when they cried “free speech” and “privacy” as knee-jerk reactions, when they could have denounced the misogynistic and racist behavior Brutsch catered to.  Brutsch gave the community exactly what it wanted. In return, he heaped up “meaningless Internet points… It had a reward, like the monkey that pushes the button to get a food pellet, it’s addictive” said Brutsch on national television. “Why do people spend money playing [World of Warcraft], why do people play games like that to build up their meaningless stats?, [it’s] exactly the same as 800,000 karma on Reddit.”  Gamification, baby.Where Do The Rest Of Us Fit In?Our reaction, as both journalists and “respectable members of society” prove we’re not that different from Brutsch and the dark side of the Internet. We behaved trollishly when we celebrated his job loss, demanded he be imprisoned or burn in hell, and gleefully discussed how his life is now ruined forever. Our collective outrage – what trolls eat for breakfast – also earned us meaningless Internet points in the form of Facebook likes and Twitter RTs. Chen’s piece made White Knights of us all, but is that enough to fix all the societal ills Brutsch was pointing out with his “trolling?” And is a digital lynching really the way to go? We don’t accept this kind of treatment of criminals in the real world – our current justice system is not ruled by a mob mentality  – but Chen’s piece and the resulting digital lynching is generally viewed as an acceptable means of punishment online. Perhaps, though, the most ironic aspect of this journalist-sanctioned public trial and execution, is that it generated from well-known Reddit “trolls” themselves. last_img read more

Tendons and muscles

first_imgTendons connect muscles to their bony origins and insertions.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img