Don’t Make Cold Calls If You Don’t Want To – Episode 206

first_imgEvery day I receieve emails and notes that people are trashing cold calling. A lot of these people don’t make sales call at all. You are always free to make your own decision, but know that your competitor’s will–and they’ll call your clients.last_img

LeBron gets stitches, scores 23 in fourth as Cavs beat Nets

first_imgBut shortly after James returned with some stiches and puffiness around his mouth, Cleveland went on an 8-0 run and headed to the fourth quarter tied at 77-all.James took over from there, delivering another tour de force performance that didn’t seem likely when he was being treated by the medical staff and the Cavs playing sluggishly.Cleveland built a nine-point lead in the first quarter and seemed ready to build on it when James made a surprising mistake.Alone in the frontcourt for an uncontested dunk, James tried to showboat and rocketed the ball off the back of the rim, a miss that stunned the three-time champion and the crowd of 20,000-plus fans. James then forced a long 3-pointer on Cleveland’s next possession and before long the Nets were even at 20-all when Zeller made his first 3 of the season.The Isaiah Thomas comeback is getting closer.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives against Brooklyn Nets’ DeMarre Carroll (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND, Ohio—LeBron James shook off a blow to the face and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter — including 18 straight for Cleveland — as the Cavaliers won their sixth straight, 119-109 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.James needed stitches in the third quarter to close a gash above his lip that drew blood. He punched back at the Nets in the fourth and finished with 33 points.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The All-Star point guard took some contact during a rigorous workout at the team’s morning shootaround. Thomas has been ramping up his activity, running harder and appears to be ahead of schedule to make his debut with Cleveland. Originally, the Cavs forecast he would be playing in games by the end of December but there’s a sense it could be sooner.“We know he’s making progress every day, which is good for us,” Lue said. “We’re excited about that. We want to make sure we do what’s best for him health-wise, not coming back too soon.” With the Cavs up 100-99, James began his one-man show with a pair of free throws. He dropped in a couple left-handed shots and then drained two 3-pointers — the last a step-back with 55 seconds left to give Cleveland a 118-107 lead.James’ solo performance enabled the Cavs to avenge a 112-107 loss in Brooklyn last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKevin Love and Dwyane Wade added 18 points apiece for Cleveland.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 20 and Joe Harris 18 for the Nets, who could do nothing in the final 12 minutes to stop James.James went to the locker room with the laceration to his face in the third after he appeared to take an elbow from Tyler Zeller in the lane. While James was off the floor, the Nets extended their lead to six on a 3-pointer by Allen Crabbe. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Blatche, Fajardo, Castro lead Gilas roster vs Japan Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

ESPN’s Football Power Index Strength Of Schedule Rankings Are SEC-Heavy

first_imgESPN’s pre-season Football Power Index (FPI), defined as “a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season” has debuted. The rankings are compiled based off the results of 10,000 simulations. One of the categories you can rank teams in order of is remaining strength of schedule. Since the 2015 season hasn’t begun, the FPI strength of schedule rankings represent which teams have the toughest slates this year. Alabama tops the FPI strength of schedule rankings, and the top 20 is not surprisingly SEC-heavy. Twelve of the 20 programs are members of the SEC. ESPN SOS RankingESPN SOS RankingThe full FPI rankings are available here.last_img

Video: ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley Accused Brian Kelly Of Racism In Sideline Incident

first_imgBrian Kelly yelling on the Notre Dame sideline.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s sideline shove of assistant strength coach David Grimes drew national attention over the weekend. Kelly said on Tuesday he “regretted” that the incident took place. Kelly’s hotheadedness and sideline demonstrations are well-documented, but ESPN SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley accused the veteran head coach of racism for his treatment of Grimes. Speaking on SportsNation yesterday, Wiley had the following to say: “This is racial. You know I don’t like to play the race card, but I’m going to go here on this one,” he said. “When you see a black coach getting emasculated basically, undermined on the sidelines, when he’s a coach with authority over those players, they’re going to say, ‘Huh, there are very few images and likenesses of a black player with the position of authority on the coaching staff.’ Very few. And when you see one treated like that, your imagination starts to take over and says ‘Brian Kelly, we tried to respect all of you guys on a level playing field, despite the fact that most of us on the field are black, but then most of you on the sidelines are white.’ But when you undermine one of the few figures that we can actually see a likeness, now that speaks volumes to those players…”Wiley’s co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Max Kellerman seemed to support his point. You can view all of their comments and the full video of the exchange below. We’ve seen Kelly scream at quarterbacks both white (Dayne Crist, Tommy Rees) and black (Everett Golson, DeShone Kizer) on the sideline in recent years. He’s berated officials as well. Was his behavior towards Grimes racially motivated? We’ll let you be the judge. [ MediaIte ]last_img read more

Toronto police allege four men involved in sophisticated mortgage fraud

first_imgTORONTO – A guilty plea from a lawyer who had fled the country gave investigators the information they needed to lay charges against four men in a $17 million alleged mortgage fraud involving high-end Toronto properties, police said Tuesday.The men, who are all from the Toronto area and between the ages of 45 and 53, face charges including fraud, conspiracy, forgery and money laundering, police said.Police allege the men took part in a “sophisticated and complex” scheme involving “several high-end properties.”Lawyer Golnaz Vakili’s flight from Canada in March 2013 was the reason it took five years to bring charges against the men, said Det. Alan Fazeli.“She was the lawyer that was registering a lot of these things,” Fazeli said. “She was a missing piece.”Vakili has since pleaded guilty to charges related to facilitating the frauds, he said.Fazeli said numerous different methods were used in the alleged frauds, many of which involved properties in Toronto’s upscale Bridle Path area.“One of the methods that was used was fake individuals and shell companies had taken mortgages on some of these properties, and for all of them they had produced fake insurance and title insurance,” he said.Police would not say how many properties were involved in the alleged scheme.Law Society of Upper Canada documents say Vakili “participated in a massive fraud spree and multiple dishonest acts involving 13 different properties over a two-year period” beginning in 2011.“She prepared and acted upon fake documents in support of other clearly fraudulent transactions,” a Law society hearing document states. “She repeatedly lied to her clients. She gave false testimony before the Deputy Director of Land Titles. Her clients lost just under $14 million as a result of her activities.”Police said the four men — two from Toronto and two from Richmond Hill, Ont. — were arrested and charged last month.last_img read more

Hospital Foundation raised 1 million last fiscal year

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation announced today that it broke the $1 million mark for donations in the last fiscal year.In a release today, the Foundation also said that has $2 Million dollars in its endowment account, and has committed over $300,000 to equipment purchased in the Fort St John Hospital and Peace Villa this morning. Taking the state of the local economy into consideration last April, the Foundation said it had set a goal of raising $650,000 during the 2017/18 fiscal year.“The overwhelming support and generosity of this community in supporting the needs of all of it’s citizens is humbling,” said Executive Director Jennifer Moore. The Foundation received 2,500 donations between April 1st, 2017 and March 31st. In November, the ‘Be an Angel’ campaign exceeded it’s target by over $65,000. Last year also saw the establishment of two new named endowments: Edmondo and Giovanna Mucci and Evelyn Hadland, targeting donations for seven new electric dialysis chairs.Over $309,000 was also committed by the Foundation last year for equipment purchases at the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa. New ICU beds, electric dialysis chairs, cataract pre-screening equipment, specialized mattresses and a new ventilator were among the teams purchased.last_img read more

The Warriors Odds Of Going 739

As things stand coming out of the All-Star break, the Warriors will probably catch Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Bulls, which own the record of 72 wins, and are a little better than a coin flip to pass them.Last time we checked in on Golden State’s run to 73 was back in December, when the model gave the Warriors a 54 percent chance of getting at least 72 wins and a 44.1 percent chance of at least 73. A little more than two months later, the Warriors are 48-4 and those chances are 69.8 percent to hit 72 and an even 54 percent to reach 73. From where we sit, at least, the Warriors now appear likely to break the ’96 Bulls’ record. WINSSIMSCHANCE OF EXACTLY THIS MANY WINSCHANCE OF AT LEAST THIS MANY WINS 57880.299.9 593940.899.3 64530.199.9 72785715.769.8 68631712.631.2 591<0.1%100.0% 7112182.43.3 7028075.68.9 676341.398.9 6223724.794.0 64502210.082.2 611<0.1>99.9 75575411.520.9 582030.499.7 The Warriors are shooting 46.3 percent from three on “wide open” (defender more than 6 feet away) threes, best in the league. They also lead the league in “open” threes at 41 percent and “tight” coverage threes at 37.3 percent. They do fall to fourth in “very tight” threes (36.1 percent) but have taken only 36 of those all season. Curry’s 646 3-point attempts last season were more than those Miller and Bird seasons combined — and he’s on pace to demolish that number this year. 6321<0.1>99.9 7632076.49.3 782430.50.5 50,000 CARM-Elo simulations of the Spurs’ season with data through Feb. 18Before Thursday night’s loss, the Spurs’ chance for 70 wins was 19.4 percent. With the loss, it fell to 8.9 — still absurdly high, but well back of the Warriors.Andrew Flowers and Jay Boice contributed research. 723790.80.9 According to nbaminer.com, Curry has scored 10 straight points for his team 10 times, the most in the league (James Harden is second with nine); he’s scored 15 straight team points three times (Harden is second again, two) and 20 straight once (only Paul George has also done that this season). Curry has scored five straight unanswered points 55 times (Harden is second with 47, followed by George and Klay Thompson at 30).2Reggie Jackson is the only player to score 15 unanswered points this season. Only three players have done it since the 1996-7 season — Jackson this year, Jamal Crawford in 2013-14 and Brandon Jennings in 2012-13.Probably the most alarming thing about the Warriors this season is how thoroughly they are outpacing the Spurs, another omega-level team stalking around the league. Also according to nbaminer.com, the Warriors’ average first-quarter margin is +6.04. The Spurs are second at +2.98. The Spurs remain ahead of the Warriors on the overall marks, +12.7 to +12.5, but this difference is more than accounted for in the fourth quarter, where the Warriors are -0.12 and the Spurs are an NBA-best +2.56. The Warriors’ average margin per overtime period is +4.0, best in the league.And here’s the same display of possible records we generated for the Warriors above, but for the Spurs. 71599612.081.7 73855917.154.0 67710514.245.4 50,000 CARM-Elo simulations of the Warriors’ season with data through Feb. 18 5511<0.1100.0 74803116.136.9 542<0.1100.0 (While we’re digging out old charts, get a load of Draymond in these.) 73680.10.1 If the Warriors completely gave up the 3-pointer and shot none of them per game from this point forward, the Timberwolves, who take the fewest threes per game, would need 50 games to catch up in attempts and 83 games to catch up in makes, pulling even right around the 137th game of the season. Steph Curry is 11 for 24 on threes from 30 feet or more, according to nbawowy.com. Six of those shots (and one of the makes) were from beyond half court, meaning he’s 10 for 18 between 30 feet and the center line. (The rest of the Warriors are 1 for 14 from 30-plus.) Consider this a reminder that Ben Morris dug into Steph’s imperious shot selection in December. 7712242.52.9 651380.399.8 625<0.1>99.9 6925855.294.9 In order to match the best 3-point-percentage season of Reggie Miller’s career (42.9 percent), Steph Curry (45.4 percent from three on 10.8 per game) would have to miss 31 straight threes; to match Larry Bird’s best (42.7 percent) he’d need to miss 34 straight; to match LeBron’s mark this season (27.4 percent) he would have to miss 354 straight 3-point shots. 66715314.359.7 Oh, here’s a scatter plot of 3-point attempts vs. 3-point percentage since the 1979-80 season, the first year of the 3-pointer: 532<0.1100.0 This foolishness: The Warriors create 70.4 points per game through assists. The rest of the league has a fairly linear progression from the bottom on up — the Lakers are the worst, at 43.2, and the figure creeps up team by team until it stops with the Hawks, in second place, at 60.3. That isn’t adjusted for tempo (the Warriors play at the second-fastest pace in the league), but the Dubs are also comfortably in first in percentage of passes that are assists, are secondary assists or lead to free throws. 6114502.996.9 WINSSIMSCHANCE OF EXACTLY THIS MANY WINSCHANCE OF AT LEAST THIS MANY WINS 6335447.189.3 65622812.572.1 608091.698.5 56360.1100.0 7040088.089.8 Our colleagues at ESPN Stats & Info once again have a less optimistic outlook, today giving the Warriors a 37 percent chance of hitting 73 or more wins. The explanation for the difference in the two models is the same as it was in December, when we were also more bullish than our colleagues: We devised a different rating system, called CARM-Elo, which allows good (or bad) runs of play in the simulations to inform a team’s simulated strength through the rest of the simulated season. Basically, this means that it allows for extreme performance to be reflected in the results, and the Warriors are certainly extreme.Still, all of the back-and-forth over exactly how good the Warriors are is more than a little backward. Any serious debate over whether Golden State is an all-time team dried up months ago; all that’s left now is the dreary accounting of decimal points next to the team’s name. Screw that. NBA nerds slapfighting over some grandiose meaning of the Warriors is boring — it’s the spectacle that matters, the crossovers and no-looks and nonsense transition threes, and how those feats of skill translate to the stat sheet. That in mind, here’s a bunch of Warriors facts aimed at appreciating the wild mess they’re accomplishing this season, rather than simply measuring it.The Warriors would have to miss their next 545 3-pointers to bring their team mark of 42.4 percent down to the level of the league-worst Lakers, at 31.5 percent. 6813682.797.7 663140.699.6 521<0.1%100.0% 601<0.1>99.9 6947919.618.5 Remember that two-month stretch in the summer of 2009 when Steph Curry might have gone to the Knicks, before Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni went around telling anyone who would stand still long enough to hear it exactly why Curry would be a superstar? And remember how disappointing it was, then, when Curry landed on a Warriors team that didn’t use him at all in the way fans dreamed he might be used by the Pringles ‘stache? Well, Curry found his way into the seven-seconds-or-less offense anyway. By NBA.com’s count (which can lag a game or two behind), the Warriors have taken 299 threes in the first seven seconds of the shot clock and made 48.5 percent of them. The next closest by percentage is Indiana, at 42.5 on 167 attempts; Houston, first in attempts with 301 (in four more games than Golden State) has made 38.9 percent of its own; and the Thunder have found a way to make just 31.6 percent on 171 attempts. On all field goals in the seven-seconds-or-less window,1NBA.com doesn’t have free-throw data for these, for some reason. the Warriors have a 68 percent effective field-goal percentage — the next closest is the Cavs, at 63.4 percent. The Knicks, meanwhile, are last in the league at 51.4 percent. read more

Buckeye brainteasers 5 questions for Ohio State vs Toledo

Here are five pressing questions regarding No. 15-ranked Ohio State football (1-0) as it prepares for its Week 2 matchup against the Toledo Rockets (1-0), which opened its season with a 58-22 win against New Hampshire of the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision. 1. Four previously-suspended players return for the game against the Toledo. What role will these players have in the game? Ohio State coach Luke Fickell confirmed Tuesday that junior running back Jordan Hall, sophomore defensive back Corey Brown, junior defensive back Travis Howard and redshirt sophomore linebacker Jordan Whiting will be available for Saturday’s game. Expect each of the players to see game action, but don’t expect them to play a significant role in the contest. Not in the first half, anyway. For starters, OSU running backs coach Dick Tressel said Wednesday that sophomore Carlos Hyde will start Saturday’s game. Hyde rushed for 93 yards on 19 carries during the Buckeyes’ 42-0 win against Akron. Redshirt freshman Rod Smith also rushed for 74 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown. Considering all that, Hall might find himself as OSU’s No. 3 running back at the start of this weekend’s game. In attempting to earn his job back, Hall will also be competing with sophomore Jaamal Berry who, according to Tressel, is 100 percent recovered from a hamstring injury and will see an increased role as the weeks pass. Sophomore defensive back Dominic Clarke isn’t likely to relinquish the starting job to Howard, either. “(Clarke) competes everyday,” senior linebacker Andrew Sweat said. “I think he’s a great player. He got an opportunity on Saturday and took advantage of it.” The four previously-suspended players will take the field on Saturday, but it might not be early and it might not be for extended periods of time. Keep in mind that these players are returning from punishments, not injuries. They’ll have to earn their jobs back. 2. Who is Toledo and how do they compare with Akron? Both Toledo and Akron are members of the Mid-American Conference, but that’s about all they have in common. The Rockets are 10-time MAC champions and are expected to be at or near the top of the conference again in 2011. Toledo also returns 22 seniors and is looking to extend its streak of five consecutive seasons with a win against a team from an automatic BCS qualifier conference. Don’t expect this Rockets squad to be awed and intimidated by the sight of a sold-out Ohio Stadium either — members of this team have enjoyed road victories at Michigan in 2008 and at Purdue last season. 3. Which Toledo players could hurt OSU on Saturday? Let’s start with Rockets’ senior running back Adonis Thomas. Thomas rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown on just 15 carries last weekend against New Hampshire. There’s a tendency to roll your eyes when you hear that an FBS player put big numbers up against an FCS team, but he did what you’d expect a talented player to do against less-skilled players. Thomas also rushed for 1,098 yards in 2010 and earned second-team All-MAC honors. He is legitimate talent at running back that could burn the Buckeyes if they don’t give him his due respect. The most dynamic player on Toledo’s roster is junior Eric Page, a dual threat at both wide receiver and kick returner. Page, whose name is already littered throughout Toledo’s football record book, caught more than 1,100 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Rockets while also grabbing 16 touchdown receptions in his 26-game career. As a kick returner, Page has collected 1,389 yards, three touchdowns and averages 28.9 yards per return in his career. The Buckeyes could have their hands full with both Thomas and Page on Saturday. 4. Who is the most important OSU player or coach going into the Toledo game? Luke Fickell. Toledo is a talented team that travels well and, with a trip to play the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium on the horizon for the Buckeyes, this weekend’s contest is a classic “look ahead” game. Fickell will need to keep OSU focused its present task — beating a Toledo team that it should beat. The Buckeyes are bigger, faster and stronger than the Rockets. The difference between a blowout win, a tight game or a loss will be how focused Fickell has his team. “We’re definitely nit-picking,” Fickell said at a Tuesday press conference. “We’re definitely going to make sure (our) guys know we’re never satisfied with where we are. We have to find ways to get better.”  5. Will Toledo be the first in-state opponent to beat OSU in 90 years? The Buckeyes’ last lost to an in-state opponent in 1921 when Oberlin College upended OSU, 7-6. Toledo will have a better chance of ending OSU’s unbeaten streak against in-state rivals than Akron did, but by game’s end, it won’t have accomplished the feat. Toledo has the athletes and the experience to make a game of it at the ‘Shoe this weekend, but do not expect an upset win. OSU is still too focused on proving its doubters wrong — one win against Akron won’t change that. Final prediction: Ohio State 49-10 Toledo read more

Opinion Lack of medal in Sochi disappointing shows need for improvement for

US forward Joe Pavelski (left) and goalie Jonathan Quick greet each other following their loss to Finland in the men’s Bronze Medal hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 22. Finland defeated the US, 5-0.Courtesy of MCTIt wasn’t supposed to end this way, was it?That’s the question every U.S. hockey fan was asking themselves after the men’s team was shut out by Canada Friday and then Finland Saturday to depart Sochi empty-handed.After three awesome performances in Group A of the Olympic Games — highlighted by a shootout win over host Russia — the Americans overpowered the Czech Republic to reach the semifinals against the Canadians. Everything was going according to plan.Then it all changed: two losses, no goals scored and an overwhelming sense of unfulfilled expectations.First came the frustration of Friday’s game against Canada, where those pesky neighbors to the north played a nearly flawless game, nullifying that esteemed American attack to win 1-0. Less than 24 hours later, with the disappointment of the semifinal defeat still clear for all to see, the U.S. sleepwalked through a 5-0 loss against Finland in the bronze medal game.A promising Olympic adventure ended in failure, with not even a consolation prize to help ease the pain. The chance was there. They just couldn’t take it.All of this seems that much more dispiriting because of the team’s incredible run four years ago in Vancouver, one that seemed like a seminal moment in U.S. hockey. Here was a youthful American team standing toe-to-toe with everyone it faced, even beating Canada in group play before losing to the same opponents in the gold medal game. Those silver medals the players received were more than just a reward for their efforts, they represented the growth of the American player in the NHL, a talented player on par with those produced in any other country.Naturally, many people saw this year’s games as another stepping stone in the United States’ ascent to the top of the international hockey mountain.This was supposed to be another memorable journey — and for the most part it was — but the margin between success and victory at the top level proved to be thin, and instead of the heroic exploits of 2010, it was the thwarted glory of 2014.Though, when viewed through the lens of history, the fourth place finish isn’t entirely surprising. Team USA men’s hockey team has only won two gold medals (1960, 1980) and hasn’t made it to the Olympic podium in consecutive Olympics since that win in Squaw Valley in 1960. The entire men’s ice hockey competition is also somewhat unpredictable, with Finland being the only country to medal in it each of the last three Olympics (Sochi, Vancouver and Turin).But none of those facts makes the reversal in fortunes of this year’s American team any harder to swallow. Neither does seeing Canada breeze past Sweden to win back-to-back gold medals.In the end, Team USA was still a misplayed puck or a goaltending error away from the gold medal game, but the reality is that they didn’t do enough to get there.Hopefully we will look back on Sochi as an anomaly, a time when things just didn’t click into place for the Americans. Or we could see it as indicative of the improvement Team USA still needs to make. Either way, expectations will once again be high when the men in red, white and blue take to the ice in PyeongChang, South Korea, in four years time.I see no reason as to why things won’t be better, but the uncertain nature of Olympic hockey makes me hesitant to make any predictions. All I know is that if you see someone watching the games with a look of pained anticipation, it will be me. I wouldn’t have it any other way. read more

Pelligrini keen on signing Wilshere for West Ham

first_imgNew West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has now set his sights on Jack Wilshere for a summer move,  reports the Daily StarThe English midfielder’s contract at Arsenal expires this month and it remains to be seen whether he will be retained by the newly-appointed head coach Unai Emery.After being announced as David Moyes’ replacement at the London Stadium for next season, Pellegrini has reportedly begun monitoring Wilshere’s uncertain future at Arsenal and is keen on making an attempt to sign him.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The Chilean is a known long-term admirer of the 26-year-old’s and had been interested in signing him during his time in charge at Manchester City.Wilshere is currently aware on holiday after being omitted from Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Russia after a set of recurring ankle injuries ultimately cost him the chance to earn a place in the team.However, Wilshere did make 38 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season after enduring a difficult couple of years struggling for regular minutes due to his constant injury setbacks.last_img read more

FA to crackdown on Premier League managers

first_imgThe English Football Association has announced that Premier League managers will get verbal warnings, according to Evening Standard.Managers who behave badly on the touchline will be shown yellow and red cards, the FA has revealed.The “pilot project” which builds on the existing rules of conducts in the technical area will apply to majority of football competitions in England including the Premier League, EFL, National League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy.These warnings will also apply for managers as they do for players, any manager who receives four warnings will receive an automatic one-game touchline ban.However, in the Premier League, managers will not be shown cards but will be cautioned verbally.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But unlike the accumulated cautions for players, there’ll be no reset for managers, so if a manager picks up four warnings, he gets a one-game ban, eight warnings gets him a two-game ban, 12 warnings gets him a three-game ban and so on.The only exception to the rules will be playoff games in the EFL and National League as well as the FA Cup final.The FA have revealed that warnings will be given out for inappropriate language or gestures such as show of dissent, kicking of plastics or water bottles, waving imaginary cards, attempts to influence the referee’s decision and so on.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey told reporters that the rules haven’t are not new but the idea is to make the disciplinary process clearer.“The whole process is not about creating drama but making sure we improve the behavior of people in the game.” He said.last_img read more

Gary Neville United need a big game

first_imgPundit Gary Neville says Manchester United need “a big game” to get back to winning ways after they lost to Brighton last weekend.Manchester United lost 3-2 to Chris Hughton’s Brighton side last weekend, and former player Gary Neville believes that they need a big result against Tottenham in order to refocus. Sky Sports reports.“The noise at the moment surrounding United is what everyone’s concentrating on, but just looking at it as a match and Spurs’ history coming to Manchester United – they haven’t turned up in the last two or three years,” Neville said.“United cannot be anywhere near where they were at Brighton on Sunday. I think this is what they need, they need a big game, they need a big opponent and Tottenham have been friendly opponents at Old Trafford in the last few years.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I suppose everyone will be queuing up to watch the game in the hope Man United lose, in the hope they can put another nail in the coffin.“That’s the sort of sense of feeling around the club at the moment, not being helped at times by the performances. You can talk about Jose’s press conferences, the mistakes the team has made, but the only thing that will put it right is to win. The players have that in their hands on Monday.“Tottenham have to turn up, and if they do it’ll be a very difficult game for Manchester United,” Neville added.last_img read more

2018 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament On Saturday

first_imgFor registration information and tournament stats visit www.HomerWinterKing.com. For 2017 there were 299 Boats, 1007 Anglers, and 216 fish caught & weighed. The 25th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament kicks  Saturday, March 24. The tournament is a one day event that takes place at Kachemak Bay. The 2017 Champion Ronald A. Johnson of Homer, took home over $53,000 for his 25.65lb white king salmon.  Payouts for the top ten anglers totaled over $120,000.00. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-winter-king-tourney.mp3VmJennifer-on-winter-king-tourney.mp300:00RPd According to Speakman a new feature this year will be food trucks at the tournament site: “It’s just going to be a really fun afternoon down at the harbor, and the weather is supposed to be incredible.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Every March anglers take to the waters of Kachemak Bay in search of King Salmon. The one-day tournament awards tens of thousands of dollars in prize money to the largest kings caught. There are additional opportunities for side bets, prizes offered every hour of the tournament. After the fishing lines are pulled from the water join the festivities at the weigh in located at Coal Point on the Homer Spit. Debbie Speakman, Executive Director with the Homer Chamber of Commerce: “The rules are the same, but in the spirit of really protecting the resource we have gone down to one fish per angler.”last_img read more

Tis The Season For The KPBSD Winter Concert Series

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享You can tell winter by calendar, by temperature, or by concert season, so if the days are getting shorter and the mornings chillier, it is time to think about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Winter Programs. AURORA BOREALIS CHARTER SCHOOL – December 4, 6:00 p.m., Christmas Concert, KCHS AuditoriumCOOPER LANDING SCHOOL – December 14, 5:30 p.m., Christmas Program with Potluck DinnerHOMER HIGH SCHOOL – December 17, 7:00 pm, Winter Concert, Mariner Theater; December 19, 7:00 pm, Candlelight Carols & Desserts, Mariner TheaterHOMER MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 13, 7:00 p.m, Winter Concert, Homer High Mariner TheaterHOPE SCHOOL – December 8, 5:00 p.m., Holiday Community Carnival; December 19, 6:00 p.m, Student ConcertK-BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 11, 6:30 p.m., K-2 Christmas Concert, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 18, 6:30 p.m., Winter Band Concert, K-Beach GymKALEIDOSCOPE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCE CHARTER SCHOOL – December 13, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert, Kenai Central High School; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band Concert 4-5 Grade, Kaleidoscope GymKENAI CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL – December 11, 7:00 p.m., Dessert Auction and Holiday Concert featuring the KMS Concert & Intermediate Band, KCHS Concert & Jazz Band, KCHS Auditorium; December 16, 3:00 p.m., Holiday Choir Concert, KCHS AuditoriumKENAI MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 6, 7:00 p.m., Winter Choir Concert, KCHS Auditorium; December 11, 7:00 p.m., Dessert Auction and Holiday Concert featuring the KMS Concert & Intermediate Band, KCHS Concert & Jazz Band, KCHS AuditoriumMCNEIL CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:30 p.m., Winter Concert, McNeil Canyon GymMOOSE PASS SCHOOL – December 7, 7:00 p.m., Music ProgramMOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 10, 6:00 p.m., Band Concert, Gym; December 17, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 1-3, KCHS AuditoriumNANWALEK SCHOOL – January 3, 1:00 p.m., Nanwalek Christmas ProgramNIKISKI MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL – December 4, 7:00 p.m., AuditoriumNIKISKI NORTH STAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Kindergarten Winter Concert, NNS Gym; December 6, 6:45 p.m., Concert and Modern Band Winter Concert, NNS Gym; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Christmas Concert Grades 1-2, NMHS AuditoriumPAUL BANKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 11, 12:30 p.m., Winter Program, Homer High Mariner TheatrePORT GRAHAM SCHOOL – December 21, 2:00 p.m., Port Graham Christmas Caroling ProgramREDOUBT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 1-2-3, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Winter Band Concert, Redoubt GymSEWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 18, 7 p.m., Swing Holiday ProgramSEWARD HIGH SCHOOL – January 14, 6:30 p.m., Music Collective Winter ConcertSKYVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL – December 13, 7:00 p.m., Winter Concert Band, Choir, DrumlineSOLDOTNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 4, 6:30 p.m., Christmas Concert, Soldotna High Audtitorium; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band & Choir Concert (SOEL and SMCS), Soldotna Elementary GymSOLDOTNA HIGH SCHOOL – December 18, 7:00 p.m., Band, CHoir, Jazz, Swing Choir, Soldotna High AuditoriumSOLDOTNA MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL – December 3, 6:30 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-6, Soldotna High Auditorium; December 18, 6:00 p.m., Band & Choir Concert (SOEL and SMCS), Soldotna Elementary GymSTERLING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 6, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-3; December 11, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades 4-6 and bandSUSAN B. ENGLISH SCHOOL – December 13, 6:00 p.m., Winter Concert Grades K-12TEBUGHNA SCHOOL – December 18, 2:00 p.m.,  Holiday ProgramWEST HOMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – December 4, 12:30 p.m., Christmas Program, Homer High Mariner Theater Pegge Erkeneff Communications Liaison for KPBSD: “Take a break and get into the holiday spirit. You can also see the talent that we have using music as learning and in the arts at our schools.”  To find the full schedule, click here: KPBSD Winter Concerts and Music Programs. There are 29 schools in the district that are hosting some time of concert or Christmas program throughout the holiday season.last_img read more

Cosmo Launches Rebuilt Site

first_imgHearst Magazines Digital Media launched a rebuilt Cosmopolitan.com today and the site’s design and back-end technology reveal how the company will be treating the other brand sites going forward. Major developments include a ramped up content frequency—”months to moments,” as Troy Young, president of of HMDM describes it—a content personalization engine and a focus on in-stream content marketing opportunities for advertisers.Cosmopolitan.com rolled out first since it’s the biggest brand in the portfolio at 30 million unique visitors, but the framework will be used to update the company’s other brands. “The changes and upgrades we’re implementing on Cosmopolitan.com, our biggest brand in the U.S. at nearly 30 million UVs, are the first step toward a common publishing platform that can respond to data in real time, and one that we can apply across all of our properties, globally,” says Young in a statement. The site, built to be optimized for mobile, aims to keep readers engaged by constantly presenting content targeting their interests. As visitors are reading a story, related content is offered up and audience analytics feed a recommendation engine that adjusts content according to a reader’s interests. The homepage is a focus now that advertisements are built into the content stream and the site is employing a logo backdrop that’s refreshed daily. (Today it’s, what else, kitty cats and a heaving man chest). There’s also a daily hashtag that highlights that day’s top trend, encouraging readers to share the brand across Twitter and Instagram. The technology is based off of what Hearst Magazines UK created for Digital Spy, an entertainment news site, and a partnership with digital agency Code and Theory.last_img read more

LIBRARY LINEUP Summers On The Swain Begin August 3 Bob Ryan To

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsGoogle: More Than Just Search *RRWednesday, August 1, 7 pmGoogle may have started out as just a search engine, but it’s now so much more; email, calendars, and docs are just three of the offerings from the tech giant. Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, for an introduction to the World of Google. Author Talk: Louise Miller*RRThursday, August 2, 7 pmLouise Miller is a writer and pastry chef who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of The City Baker’s Guide to Country Livingand the recently released title The Late Bloomers’ Club, a delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small town’s efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to conjure up true love.Summer Movies on the SwainFridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:45 pmLocation: Swain Green near 4th of July BuildingAugust 3: CocoAugust 10: Pitch PerfectAugust 17: SingAugust 24: GreaseCome and enjoy music-themed movies on the Swain Green! Family friendly movies will be shown on Friday nights in August starting at 7:45 pm. Check our Facebook page in case of inclement weather. This program is presented in partnership with the Wilmington Rotary.Bob Ryan: Boston Sports *RRMonday, August 6, 2:30 pmBob Ryan, retired columnist for the Boston Globe and author ofScribe: My Life in Sports,will share his favorite memories of covering the Boston sports scene. Ryan began writing for the Globe in 1968 and his column still appears occasionally. Ryan is a regular panelist on ESPN’s Sunday morning roundtable, “The Sports Reporters.” Please note that author Dick Trust who was originally scheduled to speak on this date has been cancelled due to illness.Kids & TeensDrop-in KaraokeFriday, July 27, 3 pmSing your heart out (or jam out with your friends) to your favorite tunes using our karaoke machine. Grades 4-8Storytime in the Sun: Wilmington Farmers MarketSunday, July 29, 10 amJoin us for a fun outdoor storytime at the Wilmington Farmers Market!Little Movers *RRMonday, July 30, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2Preschool Storytime: Rock Around the WorldTuesday, July 31, 10 amThis storytime on includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5Pokémon Club *RRTuesday, July 31, 3 pmJoin other Pokémon lovers to play the game, trade cards and have fun! Grades 1+Summer Talent Show *RRWednesday, August 1, 6:30 pmDo you like to sing, dance, play an instrument, or have a unique talent? Well, here is your time to shine! If you would like to participate, stop by the library to fill out an application. All ages. Deadline for applications Friday July 27.Baby TimesThursday, August 2, 9:30 amThis program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Infants through 24 months.Time for TwosThursday, August 2, 10:30 amThis fun program is for two year-olds and features books, songs, rhymes, music and movement. Parents and caregivers accompany the child into the story room and participate in the activities.All You Can Read Buffet *RRThursday, August 2, 1-5 pmIt’s time for one of the library’s most favorite traditions–a reading and eating marathon! Bring something comfortable to lounge upon and read your materials or ours in air-conditioned comfort. We will provide the snacks and beverages throughout the day, and a pizza party at the conclusion. Grades 4-8Just DanceFriday, August 3, 10 amPlay a variety of Just Dance for Wii games with our friends and family at the library! Grades 1-5Middle Ground Book Club *RRFriday, August 3, 3 pmRead Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes, and get a chance to chat with the author. Grades 6-9Library NewsLibrary Hours Friday August 10The library will be closed Friday August 10 from 9 am to 12 noon for staff training. The library will be open from 12 noon to 5 pm that day.Food for Fines in AugustIn lieu of fines, the library will accept items for the Wilmington Food Pantry as payment during the month of August. In support of this effort, we ask that the items brought be comparable in cost to the fines owed.(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Buzz Lightyear To Visit On July 29; Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein Talks On Aug. 1In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between January 20, 2019 to January 27, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierDetox facility appeal denied by ZBA by Lizzie McDermottNewhouse seeks reelection to School Committee by Lizzy HillSleet turns small storm into a big one by Lizzy HillWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunSafety at Wilmington train station under scrutiny by Kori TuittHis stats aren’t much, but former Wilmington standout Bennett has added value to the River Hawks by Matt LangoneLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Facebook needs fixing Zuckerberg says he has a plan

first_img2:50 3 Now playing: Watch this: Preview • Oculus Rift review: Welcome to the future Tags See it Zuckerberg gives a first look at redesigned Facebook… 3:23 Mark Zuckerberg wants to remake Facebook. James Martin Mark Zuckerberg gets it. He understands that people don’t trust Facebook with their information. He sees that we look at his company with distrust.”I know that we don’t exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly,” he told an audience at the social network’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose on Tuesday. He wore an awkward grin.He also promises things are going to change.Facebook will reform into a privacy-focused and secure service with “simple, intimate spaces where you have complete confidence that what you say and do is private and and clear control over who you’re communicating with,” he said.”This is about building the kind of future that we want to live in,” Zuckerberg told the crowd. The company’s new mantra will reflect that idea: “The future is private.” Now playing: Watch this: Facebook Review • Oculus Touch: The best VR controllers ever CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Culture Tech Industry Mobile Mentioned Above Oculus Rift + Touch $740 Oculus Rift The moves mark Facebook’s latest efforts to its way out of the years of scandal that has engulfed the company. Privacy gaffes and data leaks, such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal, have fueled concerns about the security of the world’s largest social network. They’s also raised questions about corporate malfeasance among Zuckerberg and his management team. Can we trust Facebook?So far, users have voted with their time and attention. The result is a resounding yes. Facebook’s count of people who log in at least once a month continues to grow, hitting 2.38 billion at the end of March. That’s a third of the planet. The company’s sales continue to rise, hitting more than $15 billion in March, up 26 percent from the same time a year earlier.Facebook F8 logo on screenEnlarge ImageMark Zuckerberg mapped out Facebook’s new efforts at the company’s F8 developer conference. James Martin/CNET Still, the pressure is mounting. Governments around the world are beginning to investigate Facebook, seeking to regulate the 15-year-old social media giant. In the UK, the government is considering installing its first internet safety czar, with the power to punish Twitter, Google and Facebook for bad behavior. Australia and New Zealand are mulling a ban on “weaponized social media.” In the US, the Federal Trade Commission is weighing a potential $5 billion fine against Facebook for its mishandling of users’ data.For Zuckerberg, whose goal last year was to effectively fix Facebook, the problems are only continuing to mount.”This focus on privacy was something that Facebook needed to do,” said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst for eMarketer. “There was really no choice but for them to adapt and adopt this focus.”Still, you’d be forgiven for approaching Zuckerberg with suspicion.”I get that a lot of people think we’re not serious about this,” Zuckerberg said. But this is a serious shift, he said. “This is the next chapter.”Meet the new Facebook, same as the old FacebookIn an effort to focus where Facebook is headed, the company deluged conference goers with both new initiatives and updates on existing ones.The social network is expanding its dating service, launched last year, to 14 more countries including Vietnam, Singapore, Brazil and Chile. The US, the company said, will get it later this year. Facebook’s also expanding its Craigslist-like Marketplace service to make it easier for people to pay one another and ship their goods too. And it’s refocusing its core app on groups and stories, the ephemeral in-the-moment posts that disappear from Instagram and Facebook a day after they’re published.The company even announced preorders for its latest virtual reality headsets from its Oculus VR division, which it purchased in 2014 for more than $2 billion. The Oculus Quest and Rift S, both $399 (£399), represent the company’s next-generation headsets, and the latest sign Zuckerberg continues to bet on the future despite how mired in the present he is. Comments Facebook’s Zuckerberg preaches ‘The future is private’ Perhaps most dramatic, though, will be a new look for Facebook, coming later this year. The new site will have a more minimalist appearance, which makes today’s Facebook seem cluttered and stale. The new look is much more akin to a simple mobile app with a lot of unused space on the screen and bigger icons to click.”This is the sum of hundreds of details rather than just a few major changes,” Zuckerberg said. In other words: It’s not just a new coat of paint. But if Zuck and Co. have a vision of where they want Facebook to go, these changes are still baby steps toward that better future.”I believe that we should be working to build a world where we can be ourselves, and where we can live freely knowing that our private moments are only going to be seen by the people we want,” he added. “It we work hard and deliver this vision today, I’ll be proud of the difference we’ve made.”Originally published April 30, 11:44 a.m. PT.Update, May 1: Adds analyst comment. News • Oculus Rift S gets May 21 release date in Microsoft Storelast_img read more