Brighton can survive the drop with ‘middle market’ signings, says Chris Hughton

first_imgChris Hughton insists Brighton can hold their own in the Premier League by targeting “middle market” signings while the big clubs flex their financial muscle.Brighton have broken their club transfer record twice in one week to draft in Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven and Club Brugge’s Jose Izquierdo, subject to medical and international clearance.The Seagulls will host big-spending Manchester City for their Premier League debut on Saturday, with manager Hughton tipping Pep Guardiola’s men as strong title contenders.Hughton has insisted Brighton must ignore any gulf in financial clout however, citing Burnley and Bournemouth as examples of how to carve out a Premier League niche on a budget.“I think Manchester City will be right up there challenging for the title,” said Hughton.“It’s very difficult when you see the spending of some clubs in the summer, Manchester United of course and Chelsea who will be right up there.“But with the quality City have got I would expect them to be very strong title contenders.“Given the transfers, I think what you do is you try to assess almost a middle market.“There are some transfers that have gone ahead so far that are so above our levels you almost have to disregard them.“But what the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City can do, they can do that and good luck to them.“It shows a real intent to want to be the best they can, win the title and ultimately of course it’s about the Champions League as well.“So we have to disregard most of it, because it’s something that we can’t affect.“But there’s no doubt that the level of transfer fees have increased dramatically.“But they are for wonderful players, so good luck to them if they can do that.“We probably have to concentrate on the levels that we can affect.“For us there are some great examples of teams that have gone up and stayed up.“So yes we’ll look at as many good experiences as we can do, and that’s for the whole of the season, not just the start.“You’ve got to be able to overcome those difficult experiences that are going to come in this league.”Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola guided City to a third-place finish in his first campaign in the north west last term.But now Hughton believes the Spaniard can put those experiences to good use to push his side firmly into title contention.“He’s learning all the time, and I don’t think anybody can dispute what a brilliant manager he is,” said Hughton of Guardiola.“But he’s also very humble about himself, he’s also still learning the country and Premier League, and hence that’s why he’s brought in the level of players he has.“It’s to try to put them in a better position to win the title.” Chris Hughton 1last_img read more

Using SPDY on Your Web Server

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img Google’s SPDY protocol offers several advantages over serving traffic via HTTP/HTTPS. But, if you want to use SPDY, you’re going to have to take a few additional steps to set it up. The good thing is that if you happen to be using Apache on recent Debian or RPM-based systems, installing and using SPDY is a simple matter.Installing SPDY PackagesRight now, Google is providing binary packages for Debian or RPM-based systems with Apache 2.2.4 or greater. If your system is Debian or Fedora/Red Hat-based, you should have little trouble getting SPDY running. If not, Google also provides the source code for the SPDY module, and you can compile the module if necessary.Before installing SPDY, you will need to have an SSL certificate to use SPDY since it uses SSL. This can be a self-signed certificate, though Chrome will give some pretty evil-looking errors when accessing a site with a self-signed certificate. For testing SPDY, this is merely a small annoyance. If you’re actually looking to deploy SPDY to a production site, though, it’s probably much better to go ahead and buy a certificate signed by a recognized authority. (There is a way to turn off SSL, but it’s not recommended for anything but debugging.)If this is the first time you’ve set up SSL on Debian-based systems, see the Debian Administration tutorial on configuring SSL. The Linode library has a Fedora 14 tutorial that should work with later versions of Fedora. See the CentOS guide if you’re using RHEL, CentOS or another RHEL-based distribution.Next step is to get the right package for your system. My server is a Linode VPS and runs Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and it’s a 32-bit system. The 32-bit Debian package worked just fine for that, but Google also provides a 64-bit Debian package and 32-bit and 64-bit RPMs as well. All of the packages are on the mod_spdy page under the Google Developers site.You might run into a few snags if you’re using an RPM-based system, like openSUSE, that isn’t quite what the Google packagers were expecting. Nick Robinson has provided some instruction for getting the binaries installed on openSUSE 12.1 that may prove useful if the RPM doesn’t work for you.For Debian systems, you should use dpkg to install the module, like so:dpkg -i mod-spdy-beta_current_i386.debNote that that’s the current package name; it will likely change soon when Google decides to move the module from beta to stable. (One hopes this will happen faster than Gmail moving out of beta status…)Google also says that you need to run apt-get -f install, but this had no effect on my system. Presumably, some systems require installing additional dependencies.Next, you’ll need to restart Apache for the new module to be recognized. The packages automatically add the spdy.conf and spdy.load files for Apache, so that SPDY will start automatically when Apache starts.TestingOnce you have the SPDY module installed and enabled, use Chrome to visit a page on your site with HTTPS. You can go to chrome://net-internals/#spdy in Chrome to see whether SPDY is enabled, and chrome://net-internals/#events&q=type:SPDY_SESSION%20is:active will show live and active sessions.I do recommend doing extensive testing before pushing a SPDY deployment live. So far, I’ve been having no problem with my WordPress blog, but I have found a few glitches with my Piwik install. Apparently, other users have encountered this as well. I suggest watching the mod-spdy-discuss list if you’re working with SPDY.If you decide you don’t want to use SPDY until it moves out of beta, you can turn it off without needing to remove the packages. Open the spdy.conf file (under /etc/apache2/mods-available on Debian systems) and turn SpdyEnabled to off. You’ll need to restart Apache for that to take effect.There’s talk of SPDY becoming an official Apache module (though it’s written in C++ and official modules need to be in C), so it may be even easier to get SPDY in the not-too-distant future. Until then, it’s still pretty trivial to install SPDY, and you should be able to have it up and running in less than 30 minutes. Tags:#Features#hack joe brockmeier 1last_img read more

Gavina resigns, Dandan steps in as Kia head coach

first_img“He talked to [team manager] Joe Lipa about resigning,” said Kia governor Bobby Rosales Saturday.Replacing Gavina is assistant coach Ricky Dandan who will take over the 0-2 Picanto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAlthough Gavina was the prominent presence in Kia’s bench since 2016, he was never the team’s official head mentor as the designation belonged to Manny Pacquiao.Gavina only got the lead coaching position at the start of the 2017-2018 PBA season. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim After just two games under his belt as Kia’s official head coach, longtime assistant Chris Gavina has stepped down from his spot early into the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kia’s only playoff stint in its history was in the 2016 Governors’ Cup as the then assistant coach Gavina took over the reins from Pacquiao.James White, Niño Cañaleta, and Aldrech Ramos led the then Mahindra Enforcer to a 6-5 record, including a 4-0 start, before bowing to Meralco in the first round of the playoffs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Nets embarrass Heat, lead by 38 before pulling off win LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Sled Dog Doc Generates Overwhelming Reaction Leading up to World Premiere at

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement All of these social media reactions have been based on nothing but the trailers. The film can be seen in its entirety when it has its world premiere at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival Whistler’s Documentary Strand program on December 3rd, with a second screening on December 4th.The reactions are coming from both the pro-dog camp and the pro-musher camp.“Debate over the commercial sled dog industry has ground to a halt since the 2010 Whistler massacre was announced.  Our film, Sled Dogs, brings this issue right back to the forefront where it belongs.  The fact that there is so much controversy proves that this film has something important to say,” said Director Fern Levitt.Sled Dogs follows four stories; a rookie Iditarod musher in Alaska sledding 1000 miles from Anchorage to Nome; the training of Lydia, a sled dog puppy at six months old; a dog sled operation that was under investigation in 2013 in Snow Mass, Colorado; and the 2010 sled dog cull in Whistler BC after which cries of outrage by the dog-loving public forced the provincial government to enact tougher legislation to protect these animalsDirected by award-winning documentary filmmaker Fern Levitt (Paws for Autism, Little Rock Nine, Gorbachev’s Revolution, 7 Days of Remembrance & Hope) with breathtaking footage captured by award-winning cinematographer Matt Gallagher (Dog’s Life, How to Prepare for Prison, The Motherload), the film provides an exhilarating cinematic experience. The film is produced by Slater-Brody Productions Ltd. in association with the documentary Channel and Canada Media Fund with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund.About CCI EntertainmentCCI has over 30 years as one of Canada’s leading independent production companies; CCI is a developer, packager and executive producer of quality entertainment — the team is made up of strategic thinkers, award winning creative talent and experienced brand managers. Notable credits include the critically acclaimed film The Ride, award-winning feature/mini-series Iron Road and the TV Movie Anything But Christmas. CCI has just completed the family action comedy feature film Undercover Grandpa, the first film produced from the Telefilm-Corus Family Feature Fund and selected for official screening at the International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles.  CCI’s feature film pre-production and development slate boasts: 57 Hours – a hostage drama based on a real life event to be directed by Clark Johnson, Takin’ Care of Business — a road-comedy with a record-setting live event, produced with Randy Bachman and Gilles Paquin, The Palm Effect – a feature documentary directed by Fern Levitt that is a co-production with Brazil, and Someone Else’s Wedding — a romantic comedy written and directed by Pat Kiely which shoots December 2016 in Montreal Quebec.About CBC’s documentary ChannelCBC’s documentary Channel is Canada’s only documentary channel, bringing viewers documentary programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These slices of life explore the wild, weird, wacky fascinating stories of the world. At documentary Channel, Bruce Cowley is Senior Director and Jordana Ross is Production Executive. Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING DATESSaturday Dec. 3 2016 9:45 PM   Maury Young Arts CentreSunday Dec. 4 2016 2:15 PM   Village 8 Cinema – Theatre 7.Since being announced on November 2nd, Sled Dogs, directed by Fern Levitt, the documentary that goes behind the scenes of commercial sled dog operations, has generated over 30,000 views on the trailers ( and  and over 500 posts, as well as many more posts connected to the news articles written about the film.last_img read more