Hugo Lloris is best of bad bunch while Harry Kane was shadow of usual self

first_imgTOTTENHAM struggled big time during their 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle as Steve Bruce’s men picked up their first points of the season.The atmosphere inside the ground was flat after Joelinton’s 27th minute goal and few Spurs players did anything to give their fans much to shout about.5 Harry Kane had a rare off day but let his team down during flat performance vs NewcastleCredit: Getty – ContributorChristian Eriksen was left out because he was not in the right frame of mind with a potential move away looming.And Tottenham missed him.The Dane did come on towards the end but it was too little too late.Here’s what Paul Jiggins thought of the defeated Tottenham team today.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneHUGO LLORIS 7THE skipper pulled off a stunning save to deny Sean Longstaff before he was let down by those in front of him for the Newcastle’s goal. Still waiting for his first clean sheet of campaign.5 Hugo lloris was the only shining light in an otherwise disappointing teamCredit: ReutersKYLE WALKER-PETERS 6THE academy product is looking more assured with each appearance as he bids to make first-team slot his own. Will be hoping injury is not too serious after limping off in second half.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD 5FOR how good a central defender the Belgian is, he never looks as commanding without Jan Vertonghen alongside him.Time to get the pair back together, Poch.DAVINSON SANCHEZ 4THE Colombian was given a tough time by Joelinton and caught woefully on his heels for the Toon striker’s opener.DANNY ROSE 5THE left-back did not do much wrong in defence but was hardly his usual effective self going forward either.When he did get into promising positions he was let down by either his cross or his team-mates’ lack of movement in box.MOUSSA SISSOKO 6CONSTANTLY jeered by the travelling fans, the former Newcastle man was again one of Tottenham’s better performers – although he too could not penetrate a resolute Toon defence.HARRY WINKS 5WAS forced to walk a disciplinary tightrope after his foolish 10th minute yellow card for hauling back Isaac Hayden.Winks also needs to add a bit more guile to his passing game.LUCAS MOURA 4THE Brazilian looked a shadow of the player who scored that historic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Ajax as he capped a poor display by missing a late sitter.5 Lucas Moura missed a late sitter on an afternoon to forget for the BrazilianCredit: Getty – ContributorERIK LAMELA 4WE keep waiting for the Argentinian to fulfil his potential and show he was worth £30million. But he is 27 now and time is running out.SON HEUNG-MIN 4A DISAPPOINTING return to action from the South Korean in his first appearance of the season after completing a three-match ban.HARRY KANE 4THE Toon Army taunted the England captain with chants of “You’re just a s**t Alan Shearer.”But to be honest Kane was not even that good as he endured a rare off-day.5 Harry Kane felt he should have had a penalty but VAR denied him on what was a disappointing afternoon for the strikerCredit: AFP or licensorsSubsCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN 5THE Dane could not pull a rabbit out of the hat this time. Spurs missed his creativity.GIOVANI LO CELSO 5HIS 62nd minute introduction alongside Eriksen was too little too late.BEN DAVIES 5HIS late cameo almost led to a goal but his return after injury was one of few positives for Poch.5 Christian Eriksen was left out the team because he was not in the right frame of mindCredit: Getty Images – GettyWesley Sneijder has piled on the pounds since retiring just two weeks ago as Dutch legend is spotted by TV cameras at Utrecht vs VVV-Venlo gamelast_img read more

Business lessons from Paris Hilton (don’t laugh!)

first_imgAnyone remember Paris Hilton?Paris is widely considered “famous for being famous” and has been the subject of many jokes attacking her intelligence. But before you laugh, just know: she’s laughing too, all the way to the bank.The blonde heiress of the Hilton family fortune became a household name around 2003 when she starred, alongside Nicole Richie, in the guilty pleasure reality TV show The Simple Life. Throughout the show and during interviews, she dropped the phrase “that’s hot” with an almost annoying frequency.…and then slowly but surely, the phrase began to catch on. At first, it seemed people were using it largely in jest, to make fun of Hilton, but then it started to become a part of everyday vernacular.I have no idea how Paris Hilton felt about the contagion of the phrase she coined. Was she upset that people were making fun of her? Flattered that people were quoting her? I don’t know. But I do know that she reacted to the phrases popularity by making a smart business move: she applied with the USPTO to trademark the phrase!The move made headlines and again, led to a lot of jokes about and criticism of Hilton. But legally, Hilton won. Her trademarks were approved, and to this day, she owns at least two trademarks in the phrase including for certain entertainment services and men and women’s clothing. She also won a lawsuit against Hallmark for its use of the phrase and her likeness to profit.Trademarks are designed to protect a business’s brand. Put differently, they protect names, designs, and phrases that have become associated with a business. They allow a business to prevent other individuals and businesses from using the mark in a way that creates confusion (sometimes limited in geographic scope).In Hilton’s case, her “that’s hot” catch phrase had, at least at the time, become associated with her, her brand and her business. So her trademark registrations were not as outlandish as they might seem.Businesses, especially small ones, frequently only think about trademarking their business name. However, as Hilton’s story illustrates, businesses should also consider whether there are other phrases, designs, or words that have become associated with its business and might be entitled to trademark protection.This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.last_img read more

According to Cyanogen only a select group of apps

first_imgAccording to Cyanogen, only a select group of apps have the ability to natively integrate into the OS. Mods aim to remove the barriers for developers to deeply integrate their applications across the entire OS.The company is also announcing MOD Ready, a new program designed to accelerate the development time of new devices and services. As part of the program, Cyanogen will provide a Platform Development Kit that consists of the major components necessary to launch a MOD-enabled device.The MOD platform is expected to roll out next month on Cyanogen OS 13.0+ devices. Cyanogen has announced a new integrated mobile platform designed to change the way users, developers, OEMs and MNOs build and interact with mobile devices. MOD provides developers with APIs they can use to implement intelligent, contextually aware and lightweight experiences natively into the mobile operating system. It also allows users to extend the functionality of their devices.“We think people are intuitively looking for a more natural way to interact with [their devices],” said Kirt McMaster, CEO and cofounder of Cyanogen. “MOD enables this by effectively creating a new runtime, a new way to build services for the Android super platform. Mods are something entirely different. We are excited to be working with many partners around the world who understand the new vision of computing that MOD enables for Android, and we look forward to seeing the innovations that arise from it.”(Related: Cortana comes to Cyanogen OS)last_img read more