Photo by Al BelloNew York Jets’ Geno Smith had both good times and bad times against the New England Patriots on Thursday. The rookie quarterback threw three interceptions and was sacked four times in the Jets’ 13-10 loss to the Pats Thursday. Several Jets receivers missed passes also, adding to Smith’s tough part of the night.“Geno had his (good) moments,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “I don’t know how many balls we dropped today, but it was a bunch.”The Patriots also had a sloppy night of play and only managed just nine first downs in their win.“We have a long way to go,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said. “No one is coming to (our) rescue and save the day, so we’ve just got to fight through it.”Smith’s three interceptions came in the fourth quarter, after the Jets cut into the Patriots lead to 13-10 on Bilal Powell’s 3-yard touchdown run with 5:05 left in the third quarter. read more

first_imgEverton defender Seamus Coleman believes he and his teammates need to work harder to improve the club’s fortunes this season.The Toffees have been inconsistent all season, and currently in 11th position in the Premier League after their 2-1 loss to Southampton on Saturday.“There is no magic potion – we just need to work hard and keep battling,” said Coleman, according to the club’s official website.“Hopefully with wins the confidence will come but at the minute we are not winning enough, we are not getting back-to-back wins, which always breeds confidence.”“The past six or seven weeks… we’ve won a game, performed well and looked forward to the next game, but it hasn’t gone quite so well. You don’t want to keep saying we had new players coming in and are trying to organise that… as a whole we need to be better, we need to stand up and be counted.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Seventh is up for grabs and there will be a lot of teams fighting for that position. We can only look at ourselves and that starts with going on the training ground on Monday and preparing the best we can and having a great attitude like all professional footballers should.”“The only way you can do it is on the pitch and be proud to play for your club. At the minute, we all need to do better.”Speaking about Everton’s FA Cup tie against Millwall, Coleman said: “I’ve never played there and I hear it’s a great atmosphere. We are looking forward to the game and hopefully we can win it and advance in the Cup.”“Silverware is massive for this club and I want to win the Cup. That would be a great achievement and give the fans something to celebrate.”last_img read more

first_imgAccording to Mediaweek, Rodale president of interactive and chief marketing officer Bill Ostroff has left the company. Michaelson is said to be assuming Ostroff’s interactive responsibilities. A Rodale spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment. Several management-level staffing changes were announced Friday at Rodale. Men’s Health editor-in-chief and Best Life editorial director David Zinczenko will have the added responsibility being editorial director of Women’s Health.Zinczenko’s new role at Women’s Health marks the “next step” in the magazine’s evolution, including a multi-platform expansion, said Rodale president and CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy. According to first quarter Publishers Information Bureau figures, Women’s Health advertising sales reached $15.5 million—a 133 percent spike in advertising sales over the same period last year. Ad pages increased more than 50 percent.Other staffing changes included the promotions of Rodale Direct executive vice president Gregg Michaelson to executive vice president of customer marketing and Bicycling editor-in-chief Steve Madden to vice president and editorial director of Rodale International. Madden will be replaced as editor-in-chief by executive editor Lauren Mooney.last_img read more

first_img 2 Call of Duty fans can expect aspects from older games in the new mobile app.  Activision Call of Duty, the popular first-person shooter video game franchise, is coming to Android and iOS. Fans can preregister online now, and Android users can also preregister in the Google Play Store. The app and any future updates are free, according to the game’s website. In an email, a spokesperson for Activision said there will be a beta this summer in select regions. When fans preregister, they can opt to receive updates about the game, including when the beta launches. While the Google direct link is live, the iOS pre-registration link is coming soon.The new game was announced Tuesday during the Unity Keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference. Fans can expect maps for Nuketown and Crash, modes, heavy artillery and characters from all the COD games — from Black Ops to Modern Warfare.The new mobile version of the game, created in collaboration with Tencent and Activision, will launch for North America, South America, Europe and other countries. Originally published March 19.Update, March 20: Added more details about Activision’s release timeline. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Mobile Mobile Apps Gaming 1:53center_img Share your voice Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gameplay details revealed Comments Activisionlast_img read more

first_imgIn this file photo taken on March 11, 2019 an Air China Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane is seen at Beijing Capital Airport. Photo: AFPBoeing and US aviation regulators are coming under intense scrutiny over the certification of the 737 MAX aircraft after news that two recent crashes share similarities.On 11 March, just a day after the Ethiopia crash left 157 dead, a grand jury in Washington issued a subpoena to at least one person involved in the plane’s certification, according to a Wall Street Journal article citing people close to the matter.The subpoena, which came from a prosecutor in the Justice Department’s criminal division, seeks documents and correspondence related to the plane, according to the report.A criminal inquiry is “an entirely new twist,” said Scott Hamilton, managing director of the Leeham Company, who recalled a probe of a 1996 ValuJet crash as the only other aviation probe that was not a civil investigation.”Unlike France, where criminal investigations into aviation accidents seems common, it is very, very rare in the US,” Hamilton added.The Transportation Department’s inspector general also is probing the approval of the 737 MAX by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), The Wall Street Journal also reported. Neither department responded to requests for comment from AFP.The probe is focusing on the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, implicated in the Lion Air crash, which authorities have said shared similarities with the latest accident.The Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 came less than five months after a 737 MAX 8 operated by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia, killing 189.While it may take months for definitive conclusions, Ethiopian officials said Sunday there were “clear similarities” between the two catastrophes based on information from the flight data recorder.The two incidents have prompted air transport regulators to ground 737 MAX aircraft worldwide, a surprising setback for a line of jets that has been flying for less than two years and is Boeing’s top seller.An investigation by The Seattle Times — in the city where Boeing has a large manufacturing presence — showed numerous problems with the MCAS, including that it would repeatedly override a pilot’s actions based on one faulty sensor. The paper asked for a response from Boeing and the FAA at least a week prior to the latest crash.Shares of Boeing dropped another 1.8 per cent on Monday to $372.28. The company has fallen about 12 per cent since the Friday before the crash.FAA officials had no comment Monday on the investigations but reaffirmed that the certification for the plane followed standard procedure.Boeing said it followed the rules in bringing the plane to the market.”The 737 MAX was certified in accordance with the identical FAA requirements and processes that have governed certification of all previous new airplanes and derivatives,” Boeing said.”The FAA considered the final configuration and operating parameters of MCAS during MAX certification and concluded that it met all certification and regulatory requirements.”Later Monday, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg sought to reassure clients and passengers of the firm’s commitment to safety in a video message.”Safety is at the core of who we are at Boeing, and ensuring safe and reliable travel on our airplanes is an enduring value and our absolute commitment to everyone,” Muilenburg said.”Soon we’ll release a software update and related pilot training for the 737 MAX that will address concerns discovered in the aftermath of the Lion Air Flight 610 accident.”- Auto-certification? -The 737 MAX was certified as a variant of the 737 Next Generation, the plane it replaced, despite major differences in the engine and the addition of the MCAS, according to documents available on the FAA’s website.The motors on the new plane are heavier than in the 737 NG, posing more of a risk of stalling, so the MCAS was designed to protect against the possibility. But the Lion Air accident showed the system can erroneously correct for a stall when the plane is taking off, based on one bad sensor, and continuously fight the pilot for control.US pilots complained to Boeing about the issues following the Lion Air crash.Because of budget constraints, the FAA delegated aspects of the approval process to Boeing itself, according to sources.Under a program, known as the Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), employees of Boeing are accredited by the FAA to assist in approving the aircraft — including design, production, flight tests, maintenance and other systems — as well as signing off on the training procedures of pilots on new planes.The FAA last week said it already had ordered Boeing to develop a fix for problems with the MCAS system. But the agency was not able to describe any changes in the plane implemented by Boeing after the Lion Air accident.According to one aviation expert who requested anonymity, Boeing had readied some modifications for the system by the end of 2018 but the regulatory approval and subsequent installation of the changes were delayed by the five-week US government shutdown.Legislators Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Ted Cruz, who chairs a Senate transportation subcommittee, have each called for hearings to look into the 737 MAX’s certification.last_img read more