Algeria give Bafana the ‘Shakes’

first_img0Shares0000MANGOMO,Equatorial Guinea – Africa Cup of Nations title favourites Algeria got off to a winning start in Group C Monday with a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph over South Africa in Mongomo. It was an impressive fightback by the Desert Foxes, who went top of the table on goal difference in the group of death after Senegal defeated Ghana 2-1 earlier.Goals from Faouzi Ghoulam and Islam Slimani won a lively match for the top-ranked African team after a Thulani Hlatshwayo own-goal wiped out the lead Thuso Phala gave South Africa.Tokelo Rantie wasted a great chance to double the advantage for Bafana Bafana (The Boys) almost immediately by firing a penalty over off the crossbar.Algeria started with 11 of the squad that reached the second round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and forced eventual champions Germany into extra time before bowing out.South Africa had to do without suspended defensive colossus Erick Mathoho with Rivaldo Coetzee and Hlatshwayo manning the central positions.The Desert Foxes were more impressive in the early exchanges, retaining possession and pushing forward without seriously troubling goalkeper Darren Keet.But when full-back Ghoulam was presented with a long-range free-kick opportunity, he fired the ball straight at the South African shot-stopper.Striker Rantie from English second-tier league leaders Bournemouth was proving menacing at the other end and twice threatened the Algerians with his pace.Captain Dean Furman came agonisingly close to ending the stalemate midway through the opening half by unleashing an explosive shot from outside the box.Goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi got the slightest of touches to the rising, swerving shot and it proved crucial as the ball cannoned back into play off the crossbar.Mbolhi twice rescued the Foxes as half-time approached, dispossessing Sibusiso Vilakazi and then blocking an Andile Jali shot with his leg.A Rantie back-heel set up Phala to break the deadlock on 51 minutes with a close-range shot wide of Mbolhi.Then a Rantie spot-kick flew over off the crossbar after Aissa Mandi fouled Vilakazi.Back came Algeria and Slimani was denied by Keet and then by the post.However, the North Africans scored twice within six minutes midway through the second half to turn the tide.Hlatshwayo headed a cross into his own net and a fierce Ghoulam shot flew past Keet.An Algerian victory was wrapped up seven minutes from time as Keet allowed a Slimani shot to slip under his body and into the net.Earlier Moussa Sow came off the bench to score three minutes into stoppage-time and earn Senegal a deserved 2-1 victory over Ghana.The Black Stars failed to clear a long free-kick from Senegal goalkeeper and captain Bruno Coundoul and slick passing set up Sow for fire home from close range.Andre Ayew put Ghana ahead on 14 minutes from the penalty spot and Mame Diouf levelled just before the hour mark.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Google’s New Honor System for Highlighting Original Journalism on the Web

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Tags:#Google#news#web A lot of content on the Web today is syndicated across multiple sites. For Google News, that’s a problem, as the service has to determine which one of these sources to pick as a headline. Today, Google introduced two new metatags that allow publishers to give “credit where credit is due,” as the company puts it, and highlight original sources and indicate when something is a syndicated copy. Google will use this information to rank stories on Google News. The two new tags that Google introduced today are syndication-source and original-source. The syndication-source tag can be used to indicate the location of the original story. The original-source tag should be used to highlight the URL of “the first article to report a story.” A story that uses material from a variety of original sources can include more than one original-source tags to point to these. Both of these tags can also point to the current page URL, so publishers can call attention to their own original reporting. You can find more details for how to implement these tags on your site here.For now, Google still calls this an experiment is only using the syndication-source tag in its rankings to distinguish among groups of duplicate articles. The original-source is “only being studied” and doesn’t factor into Google’s rankings yet.It is worth noting that the hNews microformat, which was developed by the Associated Press and the Media Standards Trust, already offers a similar functionality, including a tag for identifying the originating organization for a news story. According to Google, though, “the options currently in existence addressed different use cases or were insufficient to achieve our goals.”Can You Trust the Internet?The problem with this system is that it is based on trust, as Search Engine Land’s Matt McGee rightly notes. Nobody can stop a spammer from marking unlicensed copies of a story as original sources, for example. In it’s FAQ for these tags, Google says that it will look out for potential abuse and either ignore the source tags from offending sites or completely remove them from Google News. center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more


Trump Touts Middle-Class Relief in Tax Reform Speech

first_imgPresident Trump, in an October 11 speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, focused on the message that his primary goal in pursuing tax cuts and reform is to help middle-class taxpayers. In contrast to Democratic lawmakers’ claims that tax reform efforts by the GOP are geared toward the wealthy, Trump and his administration have consistently said middle-income earners are the focus for tax relief—a stance Trump reiterated Wednesday evening.“Throughout the year, my administration has worked closely with Congress to develop a framework for tax reform that will deliver exactly that—more jobs, higher pay and lower taxes for middle-income families, and for American businesses of all size,” Trump said. “Under our framework, the first $12,000 for a single individual, and the first $24,000 for a married couple, will be tax-free; no tax at all,” he added.Trump criticized Democrats for not including the “zero tax rate” for taxpayers who will pay no tax under his plan, instead only mentioning the proposed three rates of 12, 25 and 35 percent. “Under our framework, we make the zero bracket bigger, and get rid of the 10-percent bracket, and we’re reducing the 15-percent rate down to 12 percent.” Trump also stated that the average middle-class family would see its income increase by $4,000 because of his tax reform plan. He was unclear, however, how much of that estimate was attributed to economic and wage growth triggered by his tax plan and how much of that estimate would be due to direct tax-rate reductions and other tax benefits to middle-class taxpayers.Additionally, Trump said the Republican tax reform framework proposed a $500 credit for adult dependent or elder care, and will “substantially increase” the child tax credit. “We know that by making the individual tax code simpler and fairer, and by making our business tax rates more competitive, we will deliver tax reform that Americans deserve, but which they have not had in over 30 years,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement released after Trump’s speech.House and Senate Democrats remain largely united in their opposition of Republican efforts toward tax reform as outlined by the Trump/GOP Framework. According to Senate Finance Committee (SFC) ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the Trump/GOP tax plan raises taxes for the middle class. “Not the tax cuts Trump is claiming,” Wyden said in a tweet.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffTreasury Department News Release, TDNR SM-0174Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more