When fathers and sons play professional football together

first_img Alec Herd and David Herd – Alec won the League and FA Cup with Manchester City in the 1930s, while his son David was a European Cup, Division One and FA Cup winner with Manchester United in the 1960s. The father and son lined up with each other on the final day of the 1950/51 season, for Stockport County, when dad Alec was 39 and son David was 17. 8 David and Brooklyn Beckham – Bit of a cheat this, but Beckham replaced Beckham when 16-year-old Brooklyn came on for his 40-year-old dad in a charity match at Old Trafford. Brooklyn’s previous appearance on the Old Trafford turf had come as a toddler when David was celebrating winning the 1999/2000 Premiership title. The eldest of David and Victoria Beckham’s kids, Brooklyn briefly trained with Arsenal’s youth section, but hasn’t made a career in the game. Alexei Eremenko Senior, Alexei Eremenko Junior and Roman Eremenko – Not content to play with one son, Alexei Eremenko Senior has lined up with two. After a distinguished career in Russian football, Eremenko Senior plyed his trade in the Finnish league, playing with Junior at HJK Helsinki, then Roman at FC Jaro. The brothers subsequently lined up with each other for Russian club Rubin Kazan and the Finnish national team. 8 Ian Bowyer and Gary Bowyer – When Ian was 38 and his son Gary was 18, the pair turned out for Hereford United together. Ian won the European Cup twice with Nottingham Forest – by 1989, he was player-manager of Hereford, where he signed Gary. The first time they played together, Hereford were losing to Scunthorpe, when Ian brought himself on – they battled back to draw 3-3, with Gary netting the equaliser. The younger Bowyer has since gone on to manage Blackburn and Blackpool. George Eastham Senior and Junior – George Eastham Senior was an England international who was winding down his career in Northern Ireland, when he played for three years alongside his son for Ards FC. The elder George Eastham was in his late 30s, while the younger George was just a teenager starting out in the game. George Junior went on to play 19 games for England, and starred for Newcastle, Arsenal and Stoke. 8 Arnor Gudjohnsen and Eidur Gudjohnsen – Technically this father and son didn’t play together, but it’s a remarkable story, because the 17-year-old Eidur was brought on as a sub for his 34-year-old dad for Iceland against Estonia in Tallinn in 1996. The Gudjohnsens had wanted to play together, but Iceland wanted that moment to take place in their own country. Unfortunately, Eidur suffered a serious injury soon after and, by the time he was fit again, Arnor had retired. The younger Gudjohnsen went on to star for Chelsea and Barcelona. Win a £1,000 gift card to spend at B&Q! CLICK HERE to enter our competition for free, as we build up to Father’s Day on Sunday June 18.Father’s Day is nearly upon us, but for some footballing dads the greatest gift they ever received was lining up with their offspring.It’s one thing to produce a son talented enough to follow in your footsteps as a footballer, but to have careers that overlap and in the same team is pretty rare indeed.Take a look at our round up of these fantastic football families, in the slideshow above.And Happy Father’s Day! Rivaldo and Rivaldinho – World Cup winner Rivaldo played well into his 40s, at which time he lined up alongside his son, ‘Little Rivaldo’, for Brazilian club Mogi Mirim. Now 22, Rivaldinho is playing for Dinamo Bucharest. 8 8 Henrik Larsson and Jordan Larsson – click right to see more father and son team-mates – In 2013, at the age of 43, legendary Swedish striker Henrik Larsson returned to his first club, Hogaborgs, and played alongside his 15-year-old son, Jordan. Larsson senior attracted the headlines, but it was Jordan who scored. 8 8 8last_img read more


Wearables, AI to benefit from MIT’s new super low-power chip

first_imgTags:#AI#Alexa#artificial intelligence#Cortana#IoT#MIT#Quanta Computer#Siri#TSMC#Watson#wearables Follow the Puck Donal Power Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Researchers have developed a low-power chip that promises to significantly reduce speech recognition energy demands, paving the way for further miniaturization of artificial intelligence (AI).India’s Deccan Chronicle reports on a new chip developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that is specialized for AI speech recognition. The new microprocessor uses just 1% of the energy currently used by other software-based speech processors.See also: MIT-led group uses machines to fix vocal problemsCurrent mainstream digital assistants are energy hogs due to the nature of their speech recognition functions. These speech recognition assistants require full-scale neural networks to be always powered on to detect vocal commands out of the fabric of background noise.However, MIT’s chip acts almost as a pre-processor that uses much simpler voice detection. Only when this chip detects human speech does it then launch full speech recognition processors with their complex circuitry and more intense energy usage.The MIT voice chips use just 0.2 to 10 milliwatts of electricity resulting in a 90 – 99% energy savings rate from the usual speech recognition processors.Potential wearable use is wideThe huge power-saving potential of the MIT chip could enable increased miniaturization of wearables and installation of more advanced AI on smaller gadgets.The low power chip could spark further integration of speech recognition into smart glasses, watches and earphones, creating more seamless interfaces between people and digital assistants.“Speech input will become a natural interface for many wearable applications and intelligent devices,” says MIT professor Anantha Chandrakasan who helped develop the new microprocessor.The MIT chip research was funded by a joint project involving Taiwan-based Quanta Computer. Meanwhile, the prototype of the low power microprocessor was developed through the University Shuttle Program backed by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.MIT’s breakthrough chip comes as the competition to develop the dominant industry AI between technology giants. Apple is pushing its AI platform Siri, while IBM has Watson, Microsoft is developing Cortana, Google has Google Now and Amazon is furthering its Alexa platform.Meanwhile, new players continue to enter the already competitive AI field. Nokia may be quietly working on its own digital personal assistant named Viki,  if it follows through with a new trademark application.center_img Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more


Amateur boxing president steps aside during IOC inquiry

first_imgFILE – In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 file photo, president of the amateur boxing federation Gafur Rakhimov speaks to the media upon becoming the head of AIBA in Moscow, Russia. The president of the international boxing association says he is stepping aside to let an interim leader take charge while the sport is under investigation by the International Olympic Committee. Rakhimov issued a statement Friday March 22, 2019 in which he does not commit to resigning as AIBA president. Nor does he call for new elections. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With Olympic boxing under investigation by the IOC, the president of the sport’s governing body said on Friday he was stepping aside to let an interim leader take charge.Gafur Rakhimov sai d he was not resigning as AIBA president, however, and did not call for new elections.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Google Philippines names new country director Rakhimov’s status on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list as an alleged heroin trafficker is part of an inquiry by an International Olympic Committee-appointed panel.The panel will update the IOC executive board next week in Lausanne, Switzerland. AIBA could be derecognized by IOC members in June.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe IOC halted planning for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic boxing tournaments and blocked AIBA officials from contacting organizers in Japan.“The allegations against me were fabricated and based on politically motivated lies,” Rakhimov said. “I trust that the truth will prevail. Nevertheless, I have always said that I would never put myself above boxing, and as president, I have a duty to do everything in my power to serve our sport and our athletes.” Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Under AIBA statutes, an interim president is picked from among the five vice-presidents, who include several Rakhimov supporters. The executive committee is due to meet by telephone this weekend. The interim leader can serve only a maximum 365 days before fresh elections, however, meaning that arrangement can’t last through to the Tokyo Olympics.When Rakhimov was elected last year, his supporters pushed for a plan to allow the president to step aside while still retaining key influence and being able to return at any time, but that was defeated.It’s not clear if Rakhimov’s departure would be enough to calm the IOC, which has also criticized AIBA over how fights are judged, anti-doping measures, and its debts.The IOC could try to host an Olympic boxing tournament without AIBA, and some national boxing officials have tried to form a group which could help the IOC stage the event.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win opening matches in Miami Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more