South Pasadena Mayor Diana Mahmud in New Video for the CoolCA Challenge

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Government South Pasadena Mayor Diana Mahmud in New Video for the CoolCA Challenge Nine participating city leaders share videos rallying their residents to reduce carbon footprint and win statewide competition Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 3:14 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Business News Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The CoolCalifornia Challenge, a competition between California cities to motivate and reward residents for reducing their carbon footprints and build more sustainable communities, just got a little more competitive. With 22 cities vying for the title of “Coolest California City,” nine mayors and city officials upped the stakes today, sharing rousing videos to promote the challenge and encourage participation among residents.In the videos, mayors discuss what makes their cities “the Coolest” and offer a range of ideas to improve sustainability in their cities, from mainstream concepts like biking to work to more creative ideas like “No Flush Fridays.”“The CoolCalifornia Challenge is a fun way for cities and residents to band together and see their sustainability efforts rewarded in a tangible way,” said Pamela Wellner, Manager, Climate Change Programs for Energy Upgrade California. “These mayors have taken the competition to the next level by infusing some humor and creativity into their calls to action. As we kick off a New Year, we hope these videos inspire residents to resolve to cut carbon emissions.”The videos feature mayors or officials from the following cities:• Benicia, Mayor Elizabeth Patterson• Burlingame, Mayor Terry Nagel• Claremont, Mayor Corey Calaycay• Fairfax, Council Member Barbara Coler• Huntington Beach, Mayor Jim Katapodis• Martinez, Mayor Rob Schroder• Redwood City, Former Council Member Barbara Pierce• San Mateo, Mayor Joe Goethals• South Pasadena, Mayor Diana MahmudThree additional cities — Richmond, Larkspur and Corte Madera — have already answered the call and are producing videos with their mayors, expected to go live in the coming weeks.Households in participating cities can join the CoolCalifornia Challenge by registering at CAChallenge.org. They can then track energy use and vehicle miles driven, as well as share energy saving tips to earn points for their cities. The city with the highest sustainability points at the end of the challenge will be crowned Coolest California City. Two runner-up cities will be named Cool California City. All participating cities will receive a portion of a $150,000 prize based on the percentage of their points that will be used to support local sustainability projects.This year’s participating cities include Claremont, San Mateo, Buellton, Indio, Burlingame, Long Beach, Elk Grove, San Carlos, Lynwood, Martinez, South Pasadena, Redwood City, Huntington Beach, San Pablo, Benicia, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Sausalito, El Cerrito, Fairfax, Larkspur and Richmond. Current standings of the cities can be found at: http://www.CAChallenge.org.The CoolCalifornia City Challenge ends March 30, 2016, and the winning city will be recognized during Earth Week, April 21, 2016.CoolCalifornia Challenge is a partnership between Energy Upgrade California®, the CoolCalifornia.org program at the California Air Resources Board, and the Cool Climate Network at the University of California, Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory.About Energy Upgrade CaliforniaEnergy Upgrade California is a state initiative to help Californians take action to save energy and conserve natural resources, help reduce demand on the electricity grid, and make informed energy management choices at home and at work. It is supported by an alliance of the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, utilities, regional energy networks, local governments, businesses, and nonprofits to help communities meet state and local energy and climate action goals. Funding comes from investor-owned utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. For more information, visit www.EnergyUpgradeCA.org.California Air Resources BoardARB’s mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.last_img read more

One more coronavirus positive case in Premier League, total now 20

first_imgLONDON: A total of 20 coronavirus positive cases have been reported so far in the Premier League since testing began in May.On Monday, the Premier League informed that one person returned a positive result in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week. “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 6 July and Sunday 12 July, 2,071 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, one has tested positive.” The league, however, did not reveal the name of the player or the club. IANS Also watch: Unable to Make Ends Meet, Uber Driver Turns Vegetable Vendorlast_img

Maui experience helps hoops team

first_imgJordan Taylor had 19 points against Gonzaga and was praised by Bo Ryan for his work off the court.[/media-credit]After finishing third in the Maui Invitational, Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan is eager to impart the team’s growth from playing power conference teams last week to the rest of the season.Ryan noted the Badgers’ experience in Hawaii showed him even at this early stage in the season, the team (4-1) did a great job of responding despite losing to Gonzaga Tuesday.“That they want to compete, that they’re tough, that they can bounce back and that they can handle a little adversity, foul trouble, the ball not going in. You know, you find out about people in the struggle, so to speak,” Ryan said. “And it’s always about the struggle. That’s where the joy lies, as they say, in the struggle and not so much in the victory or whatever else happens. It’s the idea that what you go through and what it does for you. So hopefully it will help us be more competitive in our next games. I didn’t just make that up. Gandhi, I think, said it a long time ago, and a few other people.”Winning ugly against Arizona Monday and falling to Gonzaga, the Badgers struggled to shoot from beyond the arc in the first two games of the tournament. UW finally found its stroke against Maryland, connecting on 10 of 22 three-point attempts.“Well, we looked at shots, but we always look at shots. Boy, it’s not like they were clanking the front or whacking the bracket in the back on the ones that missed,” Ryan said. “Double-rimming out on so many of Jason’s (Bohannon), Keaton’s (Nankivil). Very few of them were what you would call ‘clankers.’ So if you’re shooting clankers, then that would be more of an issue.”Wisconsin bounced back to beat Maryland after falling to a Gonzaga squad that outmatched the team in terms of physical readiness for the game, while the Badgers were a bit more weary from playing games on consecutive days.“Gonzaga was definitely fresher than us,” Ryan said, “To their credit they must have used that extra rest pretty well because they just seemed like they had a little more bounce than us. … So for them to bounce that next day … was an advantage for them, but it helped us for Wednesday’s game to play a team like Gonzaga.”Bruesewitz, Taylor and Nankivil Stepping UpWith junior forward Jon Leuer plagued by foul trouble against Arizona, freshman forward Mike Bruesewitz stepped in and played big minutes for the Badgers in Maui. Though he didn’t jump off the page on the scoreboard, Bruesewitz gave Wisconsin a strong defensive effort and showed poise under pressure.Bruesewitz scored six points and pulled down seven key rebounds in just 22 minutes after replacing Leuer Monday.“Mike went in there and boy, that’s why you coach,” Ryan said. “Him going in there and getting something done defensively … (and with) the life he gave us, we don’t come back 2-1 without him.”During a recent film session, Ryan helped advise Keaton Nankivil on how he can capitalize on plays like his failed attempt to dunk in traffic, but commented on his development from last year to this season. “If you took it, you wanted to take it strong, and you have a better chance, with two hands, of not getting hurt and coming away with a successful throwdown,” Ryan said of Nankivil’s dunk attempt. “He has been aggressive to the rim, I like that. That’s a definite improvement from last year where he was timid.”Similarly, sophomore guard Jordan Taylor, who is averaging, 6.6 points a game and 2.8 assists, has been putting in extra practice in the gym to step up his game, gain minutes and repeat performances like his 19-point outing against Gonzaga.“It’s called getting in the gym on your own,” Ryan said. “He has been putting in some extra time. He wants to be a player. And there’s another guy who has stepped in and improved from last year.”last_img read more

Dimitar Berbatov hits back at Old Trafford doubters

first_imgDimitar Berbatov has insisted he was unfairly labelled as a lazy player by pundits during his time with Manchester United.The Bulgarian striker, who left Old Trafford to join Fulham earlier this year, told The Sun he did all he could for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.“I left Manchester United with my head held very high,” he said.“I gave 100 per cent and no one could doubt my performances, especially when you compare how many minutes I actually played.“I was the Premier League’s top goalscorer in 2010-11 and never wanted to be on the bench.“Perhaps I needed to play more but I always accepted the manager’s orders. I never considered myself to be a star — only a forward working for the team.” 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea v West Brom: Matic back

first_imgNemanja Matic returns to the Chelsea starting line-up for the game at Stamford Bridge.The Serbian midfielder comes in for Cesc Fabregas, who replaced him when Matic was ruled out of last weekend’s win at Man City with an injury.Fabregas drops to the substitutes’ bench. The Blues are without Oscar, who is ill, while John Terry remains sidelined.West Brom, meanwhile, can name an unchanged line-up for the fifth consecutive game as James Morrison and Gareth McAuley came through fitness tests. Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Aina, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi. West Brom: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Yacob, Fletcher; Brunt, Morrison, Phillips; Rondon. Subs: Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Gardner, McClean, Galloway, Chadli.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

StatCounter: Bing Just Beat Yahoo Worldwide

first_imgBefore the folks over at Bing break out the party hats, though, here’s some advice: StatCounter hasn’t always been the most reliable of Web tracking services in the past. For example, in 2009, StatCounter found that Bing had passed Yahoo in the U.S., then fell back to the #3 position. Meanwhile, competing firm comScore said that Bing’s search share in the U.S. was doing well, even climbing up percentage points, not losing them.So when does Bing get to celebrate? When multiple firms independently publish the same findings. Until then, cautious optimism is prescribed. Related Posts sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… According to analytics firm StatCounter, the Bing search engine has just overtaken Yahoo for the first time worldwide during the month of February 2011. From StatCounter Global Stats, Bing closed out the month with a 4.37% search share compared with Yahoo’s 3.93%. However, both still fall far behind Google’s search share of 89.94% of the global market.“It is significant that Bing overtook Yahoo globally for the first time,” said StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen, “but it remains a tough battle to claw back Google’s search market share.”Cullen also noted that this past month was the first time Google dipped below 90% since August of 2009, but that it shows “little sign of losing its global dominance any time soon.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Microsoft#news#NYT#search#web#Yahoo 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Details on Tesla’s Solar Shingles Are Slow to Emerge

first_imgExtrapolating from what’s knownFortune said that 3M developed a new solar film specifically for the Tesla solar shingles after Tesla approached the company with the concept. Tesla will apparently team with Panasonic to work on the technology at SolarCity’s giant factory now under construction in Buffalo, New York.How the shingles will be installed, and how much power they will be capable of producing, are two key questions that will face installers and homeowners. Barry Cinnamon, CEO of Spice Solar, has spent some time thinking about those questions and summed up his best guess in a recent blog posted at Greentech Media.Cinnamon estimates that each shingle will produce 6 watts of electricity, so a rooftop with a rated capacity of 6 kilowatts would need about 1,000 shingles.Because wiring 1,000 shingles individually would result in 2,000 wire connections, an installation and maintenance nightmare, Cinnamon guesses that Tesla is more likely to make 24-shingle bundles that could be installed as a single unit, reducing the number of wire connections dramatically.Cinnamon based his cost and payback estimates on early statements from Tesla, which have since been lowered. He predicted a simple payback on a new production home with a Tesla solar roof of 8.2 years, compared with a 6.5-year payback for a conventional photovoltaic (PV) system. Making the shingles cheaper would only make the equation more attractive.“Innovations in the business model related to solar roof installations, for which both Tesla and SolarCity are well known, can further reduce costs,” Cinnamon wrote. “So on the whole, I’m optimistic that new solar technologies like Tesla’s solar roof will contribute to continued rapid growth in the residential solar industry.” Will potential customers hit the pause button?Coupe wonders about one other possibility: will the prospect of cheap building-integrated photovoltaics down the road make potential customers delay a decision to buy?“When SolarCity/Tesla comes out and announces a new product that may not be ready for one to three years, it can be kind of a setback for existing companies because it might cause customers to pause and wait on a solar investment,” Coupe said. “We see good reason for urgency around the idea of reducing fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, so a product announcement talking about a product that’s still in the lab and not ready for consumers can unnecessarily delay people’s investment in a clean energy solution.“We really don’t think that’s awesome for the industry, nor for the urgency around this issue of 7 billion people burning fossil fuels in a closed atmosphere.”Another question: Will Tesla make the solar tiles available to installers like Revision Energy, or market them only through SolarCity?“I have not the slightest idea,” Coupe says. “The good news about the Powerwall is that it is available to other installers, and so we’d like to imagine the product will be available for everyone, but it’s not determined at this point.” RELATED ARTICLES Those, at least, are the bare bones of the Tesla/SolarCity vision of the future. Yet the company isn’t sharing many additional details. A recent email asking for more information got this reply from the Tesla media office: “Due to the number of media requests we receive on a daily basis, we are not going to be able to provide you with specific answers to your questions.” Instead, the company referred to a press kit that talks about the shingles only in very general terms. Installers may need some convincingThe exact cost of a Tesla roof is still a mystery. Musk says that the solar tiles won’t cost any more than a normal roof, but what’s “normal” — three-tab asphalt shingles, or slate that costs $1,600 a square? Those and other uncertainties are good grounds for healthy skepticism, says Phil Coupe, co-founder of Revision Energy, a Maine-based solar company that’s installed 6,000 solar projects in the last dozen years.“We don’t want to be a wet blanket on the whole affair but we’re waiting to be convinced this is a game-changing product as opposed to another really excellent marketing hook from Tesla/SolarCity that gets their name in print but doesn’t actually do a whole lot for fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions,” Coupe said in an interview.“Right now we are a little bit skeptical,” he said. “Elon Musk has done a great job of marketing products that are not yet available for consumption and generating a lot of buzz for things that people can’t actually have. And so with the solar roof tiles, we are needing to be convinced this may be some type of viable new technology.”An underlying premise of the Tesla solar shingle is that people would rather not look at a conventional solar array. Why else invest the money in a solar roof that looks like something else?Coupe, however, says very few of his customers seem bothered by the look of conventional solar arrays, and when appearance looks like a deal-breaker there are already alternatives on the market.“For a tiny subset of our clients, aesthetics are the overarching concern, and that small fraction of clients occasionally results in us not getting a project on the roof,” he said. “But the great news now is that we have community solar farms available for people for whom aesthetics is really a primary concern. They can buy a share of panels that live in a field somewhere remote from their property, and they have the power from that solar farm dedicated to their meter. They get all the benefits of solar ownership, they just don’t have the solar array on their own property.” It’s been about a month since Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk first announced the development of a solar roof tile unlike anything currently on the market, but it’s still anyone’s guess as to when they will actually be available, exactly how much they will cost, and how much electricity they will be able to produce.The tiles are made of textured glass, and when viewed at an oblique angle from the ground they look exactly like roofing slate or terracotta tile. (They also will be available in two other glass finishes.) From directly above, the tiles act like any other solar panel and admit sunlight that generates electricity.What Musk describes as a “hydrographic coloring” process — combined with micro-louvers in the film that work like a privacy screen on a computer — allows the tiles to mimic the look of another material, according to a story posted at Forbes. A roof capable of generating power without the visual distraction of the modules and racks of a typical solar array is intriguing on its own, but Musk now promises the shingles would cost less to manufacture and install than a “normal” roof, Bloomberg reported. The electricity, he said, “is just a bonus.”The tiles would be integrated with Tesla’s Powerwall battery and, the company no doubt hopes, an electric vehicle in the garage. Solar Panels That Don’t Look Like Solar Panels Will a Merged Tesla-SolarCity Put a Solar-Powered Battery in Every Home?Dow Drops Its Line of Solar ShinglesSolarCity Is Getting Into the Roofing Shingle BusinessAn Introduction to Photovoltaic Systemslast_img read more

Column: Heavyweights step up, just not against each other

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “I am ready for Wilder, I’ve been ready for Wilder,” Joshua said last week after arriving in New York and inspecting Madison Square Garden for his American debut June 1 against Ruiz, who got his shot at Joshua’s titles after Jarrell Miller tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. “I’ve done a good job maintaining my place and he is the guy I want. He has a lot to live up to. I’ve got confidence flowing now.”That confidence could get another boost against Ruiz, a roly-poly fighter out of Southern California who doesn’t look like a world beater but has lost only once in 33 fights. Ruiz fought just last month, and was eager to get the call to replace Miller.Perhaps just as important for Joshua’s confidence is a big performance while venturing outside his native Britain for the first time. Joshua drew 90,000 for his fight last year with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium and is wildly popular at home, but largely unknown in the U.S. and is looking to make a dramatic debut.“I know the history that has been here and the sports that have been here,” he said at his Garden visit. “When I come in here to fight June 1, it will be very special.”In a perfect world, Joshua, Wilder and Fury would be fighting each other, of course. Any thoughts of a quick rematch after the draw between Wilder and Fury went out the window when Fury signed with Top Rank, which has a deal for fights with ESPN.Wilder, meanwhile, is sticking for now with Showtime for his fight Saturday night. And Joshua has a contract with DAZN, a streaming service that touts access to big fights for $100 a year.Between the competing broadcasting interests and promoters, that means the top fights will be difficult to make. Each fighter has his own interests to protect, and each fighter has his own story to tell.“Go back and study it. Go back and see, who really is the king of the division?” Wilder said. “Who really tried to make these fights?”Boxing fans really don’t care, because all they want is to see the fights.Until that happens, the next month is about as good as it gets in the heavyweight division. 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(Dave Thompson/PA via AP)Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So will his countryman, Anthony Joshua, who will venture across the pond to make his Garden debut.And then there’s Deontay Wilder, who kicks things off Saturday night with another chance to press his case that he is, like Mike Tyson liked to say, the baddest man on the planet.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP No, they’re not fighting each other, for reasons both as old as boxing itself and as new as the DAZN streaming service. Still, the three top heavyweights in the world — all of whom can legitimately claim the title of champ — will be in action in New York and Las Vegas within a four-week stretch.And should things go as planned, that’s just enough time to bring some clarity to a heavyweight division that is suddenly must-see TV once again.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, logistics“The excitement is back in the heavyweight division,” Wilder said. “The fire is lit.”That’s somewhat true, even if Fury is fighting a relatively unknown German named Tom Schwarz instead of a rematch with Wilder while Joshua is defending his titles against a late substitute in Andy Ruiz Jr. Wilder might be taking the biggest risk in his title defense against Dominic Braezeale, whose loss to Joshua is the only blemish on his pro record. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Just how long the fire is expected to smolder, though, may be of most concern to boxing fans.Joshua and Wilder should have been made by now, even if it might be even bigger next year because of the wait. Wilder and Fury should be fighting a rematch this summer, but money and boxing politics put a quick end to those plans.So the three fight on, and the wait goes on.Wilder says Joshua is ducking him and that Fury wants no part of a rematch after almost being knocked silly only to get back up in the final round of their fight in December that ended in a draw.Fury and Joshua say that’s nonsense and that Wilder shouldn’t talk so much.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

Inner Mongolia’s ‘brave 18’ help China draw 2-2 against England in WC debut

first_imgBy Saumojyoti S Choudhury Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (PTI) Eighteen brave men from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region produced a gritty performance to help debutants China register a fighting 2-2 draw against higher-ranked England in a Pool B match of the men’s hockey World Cup here Friday. Unusual it may sound, but very few people know that China’s entire 18-member men’s hockey team making its debut in the World Cup belongs to just one province — Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China is made up of 34 provinces. These 18 brave hearts fought hard and stunningly held world no.7 England with a last-minute goal to eke out a point from the encounter. China’s men’s hockey team’s best result in the sport till date is a silver medal finish at the 2006 Doha Asian Games but they sprung a surprise in its maiden World Cup match. England started the match as overwhelming favourites, but the Chinese stunned their opponents early in the game when Xiaoping Gao (5th minute) scored a brilliant field goal from a tight angle after dribbling past three defenders. Taken aback by the goal, the Englishmen went on the offensive and finally managed to equalise a minute from the first quarter when Mark Gleghorne (14th) converted a penalty corner. Thereafter, it was a struggle for the English to break the resolute Chinese defence despite enjoying lion’s share of possession and creating numerous chances. A silly defensive mistake by Yang Ao inside the box allowed England to take the lead through Liam Ansell in the 48th minute.advertisement But the Chinese didn’t give up and continued to show sparks in patches. While defending stoutly, they also started to threaten the English citadel with swift counter-attacks. China’s persistence finally bore fruit and the brave men broke England’s heart just a minute from the final hooter. From one such counter-attack China secured a penalty corner in the 59th minute, which was inarguably their last try, and Talake Du was precise with his dragflick to sent his dug out into a frenzy. China’s South Korean coach Sang Ryul Kim praised the lion-hearted efforts of his men, saying the result came as a “surprise” to him. “We came here with no high expectation as we are making our debut. What we wanted was to show fight and we did that today. It was a gritty performance from the boys and it was a good surprise to see us score 2 goals today,” Kim said after the match. China will next play Ireland on December 4 while England will be up against reigning two-time world champions Australia on the same day. PTI SSC ATKATKlast_img read more