first_imgPARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Jessica Korda made you scratch your head Sunday at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. She also made you marvel. How do you win the LPGA season opener two weeks after deciding to overhaul your swing? How do you win when you’re still fighting your old swing, so much so that you shank a wedge sideways and out of bounds late in the third round? How do you win when the coach you sought to help rebuild your swing is so weakened in a cancer fight that you’ve been doing some of your work over the phone? It speaks volumes that Korda kept fighting to the finish to beat daunting obstacles. Take the 18th hole Sunday. [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”526806″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image media-image-right”,”height”:”220″,”style”:”float: right;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”300″}}]] Korda, 20, had to birdie it to beat Stacy Lewis and win her second LPGA title. She had to do so getting up and down from one of the most awkward circumstances you’ll see at the end of a tournament. After drilling her approach over the 18th green, just a few feet from the bleachers and amid some electric cables, she decided her nearest relief would create an inconvenient drop. So, instead, she had some officials hold the cables a few feet over her ball while she bumped a putt to the green. Korda left that bump-and-run 6 feet short of the hole, and then she buried the birdie putt. When Na Yeon Choi failed to hole out from the fairway behind her, Korda was the winner. She’s a season-opening specialist. Both her LPGA titles were season openers. “It’s unbelievable,” Korda said after players doused her with Pure Silk shaving cream. Korda closed fiercely, making birdies at the final two holes to overtake Lewis, the Rolex world No. 3. She birdied three of the last four holes. She won even when it didn’t make sense she should win. A couple weeks ago, Korda decided to overhaul her swing with the IMG Academy’s Grant Price (pictured), who is fighting cancer. She took a work in progress to the Bahamas. After taking the lead into Saturday, she started unraveling with old swing habits creeping into her game. She hooked a tee shot at the seventh hole into a hazard. She shanked a wedge at the 13th hole sideways, knocking her ball out of bounds. Somehow, some way, Korda put herself back together. “I didn’t let it get to me,” Korda said. “I hooked a bunch of shots in the water this week, hooked a bunch of shots in general. I might have shanked a shot, but I birdied the next hole after that. I definitely wasn’t looking back. I was looking forward.” Her new coach couldn’t have taught that better. Price, the nephew to Hall of Famer Nick Price, is on medical leave from the IMG Academy. He was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer last spring. He endured 4½ months of chemotherapy last summer, then major surgery last month, a retroperitoneal lymph dissection that left him with a scar from his sternum to his groin. Price, 36, isn’t big on looking back, either. “Grant means so much to me,” Korda said. “He’s so positive, and that’s shown this week. It’s given me a lot of confidence, his positivity.” Though they were just two weeks into overhauling her swing, Price wouldn’t allow it to be an excuse for a poor start. “He kept saying, `You are going to be ready this week, you are going to be ready regardless how you are hitting it on the range,’ and I wasn’t hitting it good. I wasn’t really that confident in myself. But just him being on the range with me, ingraining that positivity into my mind, it helped me so much.” Price and Korda probably met 10 times on the range at the Ritz Carlton course in Bradenton before she left for the Bahamas, but in his weakened condition, Price’s stamina wouldn’t allow long sessions. He sat in a golf cart, and they worked. “I’m proud of her,” Price told GolfChannel.com in a telephone interview after he watched Korda’s victory from his home. “It was heartwarming to see, and I think it was genuinely therapeutic.” Korda talked with Price on the phone every day this week. They talked about the shank after Saturday’s round. “After hitting a shank, there’s a psychological barrier to get over,” Price said. “It’s a testament to Jessica’s mental strength that she bounced back so quickly. Really, this whole swing change, leaving her old coach, it’s a tough decision. Her confidence could have dropped through something like that.” The week didn’t get off to the best start for Korda, either. Over her first nine holes, she topped a tee shot and hooked another tee shot in a hazard. The new and the old swings were clashing. “We haven’t had that long to prepare,” Price said. “We’ve probably met about 10 times on the range, but the time I could spend there with my limits was less than I would like.” Korda knew Price from her days at the IMG Academy. She sought him out carefully. “First thing I did, I asked him, `Can you help me? And if you can’t, it’s completely OK. If you don’t feel up to it, then it’s fine, I don’t mind. But I need to know if you’re going to be OK first,’” Korda said. “And that’s how every practice started.” It proved a most unusual winning formula. “Just heartwarming,” Price said.last_img

Thousands of Denver public school teachers go on strike in fight for higher pay

first_imgmartinedoucet/iStock(DENVER) — Thousands of public school teachers in Denver walked off their jobs on Monday and formed picket lines for the first time in 25 years to demand higher wages and stem the tide of educators they say are going to neighboring school district to boost their pay.Members of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association wearing “Red for Ed” T-shirts under or over bulky jackets kicked off their strike at 7 a.m. local time, forming picket lines around schools in the bone-chilling 21-degree weather and chanting, “If they won’t pay us, shut it down.”“I’m anxious, scared, but I’m also angry and I think a lot of us are angry. We have had enough,” Laurel Davis, a second-grade teacher at Bill Roberts Elementary School, told ABC affiliate station KMGH-TV.The teachers’ union broke off negotiations on Saturday after spending 15 months trying to come to an agreement with the Denver Public School District to significantly increase teachers’ salaries to compete with surrounding school districts.There are about 5,600 teachers who work at the district’s 160 schools. It was unclear how many signed in at picket lines.School district officials claimed that only about 2,100 teachers called in absent on Monday, a number that was disputed by the union.The Denver School District has hired hundreds of substitute teacher to keep classrooms open for 92,000 students in the district.The union is proposing a $28.5 million in teacher compensation while the school district’s latest offer came to $23.3 million. Union representatives say the district’s offer ties raises to bonuses and credits for teachers who further their education or work in high-poverty schools.“We feel like it’s been a game they’ve been playing with us for months,” said Davis.For veteran high school math teacher Kathleen Braun, it will be her third strike in the Denver School district in 50 years. Braun joined teachers on picket lines in 1969 and again in 1994.“What we’re really talking about is can a teacher work full-time and do what is necessary for our students?” Braun told KMGH.Union representatives claim many teachers have to work extra jobs just to make ends meet, or leave the district for higher paying jobs in neighboring school districts.“We think it’s important that DPS sees and knows and understands what it’s like not to have teachers in the classroom every day because they need us,” Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the teachers’ union, said at a news conference Monday morning.Henry Ramon, president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said he hopes the walkout will be brief. The union plans to return to the negotiating table on Tuesday.“We really need a cooling off period for both sides to come to the table with proposals that really benefit everybody,” Ramon said Monday. “Bonuses have really proven ineffective and our students are paying the price of this experiment.”The average starting pay for teachers in Denver is $43,255. The union is asking that starting pay be boosted to $45,800.Union representatives say starting pay at the neighboring Westminster Public School District is about $50,000.“We’re looking for a fair and reliable pay system that actually retains teachers in Denver,” Gould said. “We’ve had a 20 percent turnover rate year after year. The district, they’ve been doubling down on these bonuses that are unreliable and they haven’t supported student needs.”Susana Cordova, superintendent of Denver Public Schools, said the district’s latest offer includes $2.5 million to boost overall teacher pay by cutting about 150 administrative jobs.Cordova said that under the district’s offer, all teachers would get an 11 percent raise next year.“Rather than sticking with it and figuring it out, I’m incredibly disappointed that they walked away,” Cordova said of the teacher’s union, according to KMGH-TV.Second-grade teacher Jaimie Jackson said she’ll stay on the picket line as long as it takes. She said she’s not just doing it for herself and other teachers, but also for her young daughter and other children in the school district.“I feel like I’m showing her what it means to stand up for what you believe in,” Jackson told KMGH. “And I’m showing her what it means to do what you need to do to elevate your profession.”The Denver teachers’ strike comes less than a month after 30,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike for six days over funding and staffing at schools. The teachers approved a contract that hiked their pay by about 6 percent and achieved a commitment from the Los Angeles Unified School District to reduce class sizes over four years.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Police: One Killed, Six Hurt in Shooting at Brooklyn (NY) Apartments

first_imgOne person was killed and six others hurt during two shootings in Brooklyn, police said. (Photo/NYPD) Police have not yet released a description of the shooters in either incident. Others shot at the apartment building ranged in age from 14 to 19 years old, according to preliminary information from police. They were expected to survive, police said. The second shooting took place about 11:15 p.m. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, and police said it’s believed to be related to the first shooting. A 20-year-old woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. NEW YORK (AP) – A young woman has died and six other people were wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in Brooklyn that followed an earlier shooting near a Sweet 16 birthday party, police said. The first shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday in the East New York neighborhood and left a 17-year-old boy wounded in the leg, New York Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said during a news conference. It wasn’t known what prompted that shooting. No arrests were immediately reported. Police said they were looking for more than one suspect in the apartment shooting.last_img read more

JLL’s Chris Jolly leaves to join Merrill Lynch

first_imgJolly, who held his position jointly at JLL with Tony Edgley, will take up the role of managing director at Merrill Lynch’s Europe, Middle East and Africa real estate team. Tony Edgley, JLL’s managing director of corporate finance, said: ‘Chris has made a great contribution to the firm over the past several years, for which we thank him. The corporate finance team at Jones Lang LaSalle is stronger than ever. We have added new business lines, grown our team by over 50% and have doubled our revenues.‘We will actively recruit to replace Chris and see this as an exciting time for the Corporate Finance team as the markets continue to find their feet post credit crunch. ‘We see the change in the market place as an opportunity for the team; this is where our specialist real estate and finance skills can really come into their own as our clients look to rebalance, restructure and re-evaluate their capital structures. ‘We are already seeing this trend emerge and expect it to continue through in to 2008.’last_img read more

Highly Integrated GaN BUCs for Portable SATCOM Terminals

first_imgMission Microwave Technologies has announced the availability of new extremely compact BUCs in Ku and Ka Bands for use in lightweight and embedded SATCOM platforms. The Flatpack BUC in available for operation in the Ka Band (12 Watts) and the Ku Band (25 Watts). It  re-defines the industry standard for highly integrated, low profile BUCs. The Flatpacks are only 1” thick and weigh only 1.75 lbs. They are completely self-contained with forced air cooling, a full Monitor and Control Interface, and are suitable for rugged environments with an IP-67 rating.Mission Microwave’s 25 Watt Ku Band Cube BUC has already been deployed on customer terminals and integrated into small antenna offerings from multiple vendors who are at Satellite 2018. The Ku Band Cube is a ruggedized 2.5 lb, 25 Watt BUC with a full suite of Monitor and Control functions available in serial or Ethernet formats. It is extremely efficient – drawing less than 80 Watts of DC power to produce 16 Watts of linear power.Click here to learn more about BUC’s from Mission Microwave.last_img read more

Football rivalry leveraged to raise funds to test rape kits

first_imgJemele HillDETROIT (AP) _ A campaign to get Detroit rape kits tested is using the annual Michigan State University and University of Michigan football rivalry as part of its fundraising efforts.The Enough SAID (Enough Sexual Assault in Detroit) African American 490 Challenge announced Monday that it is seeking donations to pay for testing of more than 1,300 sexual assault kits.More than 10,000 of the 11,341 kits found in 2009 in a Detroit police property storage facility have been tested. Some of the sexual assaults occurred as far back as 1984.Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will lead Team Michigan, while ESPN commentator Jemele Hill leads Team Michigan State. Both will use social media to seek donations from alumni of their respective schools.The Wolverines host the Spartans Saturday in Ann Arbor.last_img read more

A warrior of a wombat

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke An injured wombat, in search of a safe haven, waddled past at least 20 townhouses before finding refuge in an…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Selkirk College Saints Add Tenacious Trio to Roster

first_imgIn establishing the gold standard in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) over the last few years, the success of Selkirk College Saints program can be attributed to a work ethic that mirrors the region the team calls home.As the Saints get set to embark on the 2018-2019 season, a trio of recruits will help continue the theme of steadfastness as it looks towards a return to the championship final. Former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) standouts Edward Lindsey, Dylan Heppler and Tayden Woods will attend Selkirk College starting in September.“It’s rare that our team is outworked in a game,” says Saints’ head coach Brent Heaven. “Along with bringing tremendous offensive upside, we are excited to have these three players join our team because they have proven over the course of their junior careers that determination and grit are vital parts of the way they play.”Lindsey wrapped up a five-year stint with the hometown Castlegar Rebels by being named the most valuable player in the Neil Murdoch Division in the 2017-2018 season. Raised in Castlegar, Lindsey played a total of 215 games with the Rebels where he averaged almost a point a game. The talented forward led the Rebels in scoring last season with 75 points which put him fourth overall in the KIJHL“I chose Selkirk College because of the wide variety of courses offered to help advance myself academically and after being able to witness the success of the Saints in the past years,” says Lindsey, who is enroled in the School of University Arts & Sciences. “I will bring an offensive game to the team, with a hard work ethic and a drive to bring the Saints back on top of the BCIHL.” Heppler is originally from Taber, Alberta and played three seasons for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks where he helped the team to a stellar championship run in 2017. Like Lindsey, Heppler led his team in scoring last season with 54 points while also contributing significantly in the defensive zone.“Having played junior just up the road in Beaver Valley, I was already familiar with the Saints program and have nothing but praise for the college,” says Heppler, who will take the Millwright/Machinist Program at Nelson’s Silver King Campus. “I will bring an element of speed and some offensive upside to my new team. I pride myself on having a hard work ethic and have the drive to win a championship.”Woods arrived to the West Kootenay from Calgary where he played the 2015-2016 season with the Castlegar Rebels. On his way to being named the Neil Murdoch Division’s rookie-of-the-year that season, Woods notched an impressive 74 points to lead his team in scoring and finish fourth overall in the league. He then moved on to play two full seasons of Junior A hockey in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.“Selkirk College’s hockey team has a rich history of winning championships and being a successful program,” says Woods, who has chosen to study in the Business Administration Program. “I’m happy to have the opportunity to begin my education in Castlegar, a place where I’m very comfortable and is like a second home to me. I know that coach Heaven can continue to develop me as a player and he has made me feel very wanted by the program.”The Saints were denied their fifth BCIHL title last March when the Trinity Western University Spartans defeated the local squad in the championship final. The Saints finished the 2017-2018 regular season in second place with an 18-5-0-2 record.“As local hockey fans already know from having watched these three players in junior, our team just became that much more energized both offensively and defensively,” says Heaven. “All three players are proven leaders who will fit in perfectly with the group we already have in the dressing room. We are pleased they decided to join our program where they can develop both academically and athletically over the course of the season.”The Saints begin training camp at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex in September.last_img read more

Aubameyang shines as Gunners pull off heroic comeback to win derby

first_imgIT’S brawl over.Arsenal are top dogs again, snapping and snarling their way to supremacy in north London with this crazy victory.15 The Gunners pulled off a heroic comeback to secure three points against their rivalsCredit: AFP or licensorsThey put four past Tottenham, putting their bitter rivals back in their place with an aggressive, physical, powerful performance.Spurs played their part in that too, down to 10 men for the final five minutes after Jan Vertonghen was sent off.This was old-fashioned and very English, with eight yellows shared between these two warring sides, plus the red for Vertonghen.Both defences took the afternoon off.Tottenham fan arrested at The Emirates after a banana skin was thrown at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in derby defeat to Arsenal15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled out an impressive celebration after his first strikeCredit: Getty Images – Getty 15 Lucas Torreira scored Arsenal’s fourth goal to complete the comebackCredit: Getty Images – Getty15 Alexandre Lacazette scored after he replaced Alex IwobiCredit: ReutersPierre Emerick Aubameyang scored goals one and two for Arsenal, with Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira finising Spurs off.Somewhere in between all that, Eric Dier had made it 1-1 and Harry Kane made it 2-1 from the spot before Arsenal came back into it.This was powerkeg stuff, with passions running high between these two north London clubs.It was a crazy, chaotic game.BRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordGREAT SCENERonnie Whelan celebrates with grandson as Liverpool lift Premier League trophy15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring after 10 minutes at the EmiratesCredit: Reuters15 Eric Dier scored from the spot before chaos erupted on the sidelinesCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Emirates, finally, was raucous, with Arsenal supporters leaping up on to railings to celebrate Emerick-Aubameyang’s 56th minute leveller.Defeat was not an option for Arsenal.To lose to Tottenham, to be beaten in their own backyard by Poch’s team, would have been too much for some.Not quite poisonous enough for a fly-by at Old Trafford on Wednesday, but there a few groans into the soy lattes this morning.Unai Emery talks about Aaron Ramsey’s contribution in Arsenal’s derby win over Tottenham15 England captain Harry Kane scored from the spot to make it 2-1Credit: AFP or licensorsThis game was running on caffeine, speeding along after Aubameyang scored Arsenal’s opening goal.Emery’s players were high on energy and enthusiasm, tearing in to these Tottenham players and taking the time away from them.Spurs could not handle the pace, conceding a soft penalty just 10 minutes in when Vertonghen handballed at a corner under pressure from Shkodran Mustafi.Aubameyang scored from the spot, giving Spurs fans the bird by celebrating wildly in front of them.15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a stunner to level the scoring in the 56th minuteCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdBeyond that, it was difficult for celebrity ref Mike Dean to keep order.He lives for days like this.Spurs stirred, with Saed Kolasinac pinching the ball off Christian Eriksen’s toes on the edge of the area.Poch’s players were starting to show.They got their goal after half an hour, equalising after that liability Sokratis chopped Son out wide.Eriksen, brilliant against Chelsea and impressive against Inter when he leaped off the bench, engineered the goal.Halsey: Don’t blame Dean for Son penaltyBy MARK HALSEYMIKE DEAN should not be blamed for giving Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min a penalty.Arsenal defender Rob Holding went to ground inside the penalty box — and when you do that, you run the risk of conceding a spot-kick.  In real time it looked a penalty.People should not criticise Mike, they should be criticising Holding.The difficult aspect of the incident for Mike was just how much contact was there from Holding on Son? I don’t think there was any. But it’s a decision that has divided opinion.It will be interesting to see if there is any retrospective disciplinary action.This  sort of case seems exactly why the FA set up the panel to review incidents of successful deception of a match official.Eric Dier celebrated in front of the Arsenal fans when he scored, copying what Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did.  I don’t think either player has done anything wrong.I felt Dele Alli and Stephan Lichtsteiner inflamed the situation, not Dier. The pair of them should have been cautioned.But I expect both clubs to be charged by the FA for failing to control their players.Jan Vertonghen was sent off for two cautions, the second on Alexandre Lacazette.He could easily have been sent off for the challenge — which was late and made with excessive force on Lacazette’s ankle.And Vertonghen is lucky he will only serve one game for two cautions as opposed to three games for serious foul play.Vertonghen was booked after handling for Arsenal’s penalty.  The spot-kick was enough and Mike could have avoided the caution on top.15 Gunners boss Unai Emery was an animated figure on the sidelineCredit: ReutersINTERACTIVE STATS – CLICK on the categories to find out how the teams faredINTERACTIVE LINE-UPS – CLICK on a player’s number below to see their stats15 Chaos erupted after Eric Dier celebrated alongside the Arsenal subsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHis free-kick was met by Eric Dier at the near post and his clever run was rewarded with the Spurs equaliser.Beyond that it was bedlam.Dier silenced the Arsenal fans, ordering them to keep schtum by pressing his finger to his lips as he ran towards the corner flag.It led to some chaotic scenes, with both benches sprinting down the touchline to control their warring players.The truce lasted four minutes.Tottenham scored again, taking the lead when Son went down under the challenge of Rob Holding. It was as soft as they come.15 Harry Kane scored to give Tottenham the lead before half-timeCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdKane readied himself, taking his time before planting his penalty kick beyond Bernd Leno.Arsenal were losing it, with Mustafi taking chunks out of Kane and Son in separate challenges. He earned his booking.So did Granit Xhaka, shown a yellow card for whacking Dele at the start of the second half.When they regained composure, Arsenal took control.Aubameyang got his second of the game, with Lloris just admiring his effort from the edge of the area 56 minutes in.Bellerin played a delightful ball through Tottenham’s defence for Ramsey to square into the path of their main man.15 Tottenham were reduced to ten men when Jan Vertonghen saw redCredit: Getty – ContributorIt was a quality finish.The momentum was with Arsenal, with their fans demanding a winner against their big rivals.Mustafi had an effort cleaed off the line and then Torreira’s follow up flew over the crossbar.Arsenal were up for this.They took the lead again after 74 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette beat Lloris with a left-footed effort.Emery had sent him on with Ramsey at the break, a bold move that could easily have backfired.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrate with Arsenal teammates after derby win over Tottenham15 Alexandre Lacazette’s strike took a deflection before it curled into the corner of the cutCredit: ReutersInstead it went their way.Juan Foyth’s failure to clear on the halfway line was ready by Ramsey and he pinged it out to Lacazette.The Arsenal forward wrong-footed Tottenham’s defence before beating Lloris off his left foot.Arsenal were not finished.They got another when Aubameyang’s good work was rewarded with Torreira’s goal to finish off this dery.Spurs lost it, with Vertonghen sent off for a second booking five minutes from time when he nobbled Lacazette.15 The Gabon international stole the show for the GunnersCredit: ReutersThis was Arsenal’s day, a throwback to the days when nobody pushed them around inside their own home.Close your eyes for a moment and listen to the animated Arsenal fans, you half expected to see Patrick Vieira and that crowd out there.Instead the new breed are taking shape under the guidance of their new coach.Finally, Arsenal have a bit of fight about them.15 Lucas Torreira scored in the 77th minute to make it 4-2Credit: ReutersFeatureNAKED TRUTHThe most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions in sport, including Venus WilliamsBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosLEADING BY EXAMPLEBrian O’Driscoll feels ‘too guilty’ not to wear face mask when shoppingFOND FAREWELLShane Lowry shares moving snap as he says goodbye to daughter Iris at airportVideoMAC IN ATTACKMcGregor shows off football skills as UFC star proves he’s no one-trick ponyHIGH LIFEConor McGregor’s coach says his life looks terrible as he parties on French coastExclusiveONE OF A KINDBarry Hearn has never ‘met a more perfect person than Katie Taylor’FALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetlast_img read more

Jones Tabbed to Lead Central Arkansas Volleyball

first_img“I am thrilled to be named the head volleyball coach for the University of Central Arkansas,” said Jones. “The rich tradition of success the UCA program has is something I look forward to continuing. I was extremely impressed with each athletics staff member and coach I had the opportunity to meet. It is very evident, from the longest-tenured coach to the most recent hire, that UCA is a place that you want to be a part of and that certainly resonates with the student-athletes as well.” Jones was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference performer for Florida as a senior in 1998, and helped lead the Gators to three straight NCAA Final Four appearances in 1996, 1997, and 1998. After being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an illness that causes temporary paralysis, in the middle of her college career, Jones returned to the court and earned the NCAA’s Honda Inspiration Award in 1999. She was also awarded the Springfield Women’s Intersport Courage Award in 2008 and the MVC Most Courageous Award in 2012. Jones, who has spent the previous 13 seasons at Missouri State, looks to continue the success that the Sugar Bears have experienced in the past. Since arriving at Missouri State in 2002, she has helped guide the Bears to seven NCAA Tournaments and 20 or more victories in 12 of 13 seasons. During her time in Springfield, Missouri State compiled a record of 291-132 (.690), including a mark of 184-60 (.754) against league opponents. Under Jones’ guidance, the Bears finished as one of the top two teams in the MVC in either the regular season or MVC Tournament all but four times. After beginning her coaching career as a student-assistant at the University of Florida, Jones joined the staff at Illinois State, helping the Redbirds to 36 wins over two seasons, including second-place finishes in the regular season and the Missouri Valley Tournament during her first season. Jones continued, saying, “With the vision and direction of President Courtway and Dr. Teague, the UCA athletic department is headed in an incredible direction for present and future greatness. UCA is a special place and I cannot wait to get to work with our student-athletes and administrators. I cannot thank Dr. Teague and Natalie Shock enough for this tremendous opportunity.”Central Arkansas Athletics will host a reception and press conference to welcome Coach Jones on Thursday afternoon in the Skyboxes located on the fifth floor of Bear Hall.center_img CONWAY, Ark. – Central Arkansas Athletic Director Brad Teague has announced the hiring of Jeni Jones as the ninth head coach in the history of Central Arkansas Sugar Bear Volleyball. “As with all of our coaching hires, we want to find great men and women to lead our student-athletes, and Jeni Jones certainly fits this characteristic,” said Teague. “Coach Jones is a solid person who knows collegiate volleyball very well. From her days competing at the highest level at Florida, to her role at the great program of Missouri State, Coach Jones understands what it means to be a collegiate athlete and what it takes to be successful in the classroom and on the court.” “We are very fortunate that Jeni Jones has accepted our head volleyball coaching position,” said Teague. “She has a great grasp on all aspects of a program, and she will ensure that our volleyball team members will be the best they can be in all aspects of life. I am very confident in entrusting the Sugar Bear Volleyball Program to Coach Jones. She will be a great addition to the UCA family and will mentor our young women to greatness. We are all proud to call Coach Jones a Sugar Bear.”last_img read more

More Failed Negotiations: YouTube Now Also Blocks Music Videos in Germany

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Just a few weeks ago, Google started to block music videos on YouTube in England, after its negotiations with the UK’s artistic royalty-collecting body PRS for Music failed because of disagreements about the price of the license and a lack of transparency. Today, Google’s negotiations with the German music rights association GEMA also failed, and Google will now block music videos in Germany as well. Google’s contract with GEMA expired yesterday, after the two parties failed to come to an agreement about the price of a new license.In its statement, Google cites exactly the same reasons for taking down the videos and fighting the German music rights association as it did when it announced that it would start to block music videos in the UK after its negotiations with PRS for Music failed: lack of transparency about which videos would be covered by the agreement, and the extraordinarily high price of the license. According to Google, GEMA’s prices would be more than fifty times as high as those that PRS for Music was looking for in Britain. According to Google, GEMA’s prices would mean that Google would have to pay the equivalent of about 500 Euros for one traditional CD – without even knowing which songs it would be getting on that CD.YouTube, according to Heise Online, would also prefer to pay a flat rate, though the German music rights association would prefer a more nuanced payment model.Controlling Costs at YouTubeFighting these music rights organizations is also clearly a sign that Google is trying to keep the costs of operating YouTube under control. After all, it still hasn’t found a way to monetize the service to the point where it would break even. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… frederic lardinois Related Posts center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Google#music#news#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

InVision Looks Like a Web Designer’s Dream Come True

first_imgCreation of an attractive and compelling web app prototype is no small task, but a new startup called InVision offers a framework to do so that looks easy, fast and like a real pleasure to use.The service lets designers drop image files into its web interface, then create clickable hot-spots on each page. The next page each spot links-to is chosen from a drop down menu of images uploaded and the end result is a stitched-together series of pages that can be shared publicly with a single URL and commented on. It looks really nice and is priced from free for a single small project through $75 per month for up to 25 simultaneous projects with unlimited collaborators. I saw one error in the account creation flow (which the company has now fixed), but otherwise the service appears to work well as promised.It looks like a lot of hot designers are already excited about the service and the company says it’s got thousands of signups already, despite getting very little press coverage in the week since it’s launched. Trying to create a free account resulted in an error message each time I tried to do so, but my account was in fact being created and I got verification emails each time I tried. (Update: This has been fixed and account creation is remarkably fast now.) Otherwise it appeared to work really well and was very fast and easy to get started with. Check out the demo video below. Building to LearnAs Tom Hulme, Design Director at IDEO (designers of Apple’s first mouse, Microsoft’s second, the Palm PDA and much more), told BoingBoing in an interview today, “Building to learn is a really important part of our approach – it’s the idea that we should prototype as quickly as possible to test ideas. Building stuff forces decisions, centers everyone on the idea at hand, enables valuable feedback from users.”A service like InVision seems likely to be useful in that kind of strategy.InVision was created by Epicenter Consulting, an 8 year old firm in New York. There are already many app wireframing apps available on the market (see Balsamiq, MockFlow and iPlotz, for example) but InVision appears to be winning hearts early with its ease of use. Smashing Magazine’s Editor in Chief Vitaly Friedman called it “very promising.” UX designer Rachel Anna Lehmansaid this morning that she’s excited to do some wireframes with InVision and then user testing of them using Silverback. That does sound like fun.“You can do a similar thing in Fireworks, but this makes it a lot easier,” mobile UX designer Brianne Baker told me after looking at the service. “The service’s resources section is cool too, they offer links to various wireframe kits and UI kits all in one place. Of course it depends on your workflow, not everybody prototypes like this. But it looks pretty awesome.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#design#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Embracing Social Computing….can it reduce security risks?

first_imgNext week I’ll post how Intel IT is embarking on a radical five-year redesign of Intel’s information security architecture, so keep comin’ back! Back in March, I posted a blog on the first of five very short (~1 minute) vblogs with our CISO, Malcolm Harkins. Malcom has some very distinct ideas on some hot industry topics, like cloud computing, IT consumerization, social computing, etc. The first vblog gave Malcolm’s perspective on security and cloud computing, the second one, embedded below, gives Malcolm’s unique point of view on security and social computing. In this vblog, Malcolm suggests we embrace social media and social computing to reduce risk.last_img read more

Dua Lipa Katy Perry get interesting support acts at India gig

first_imgMumbai: When international pop divas Katy Perry and Dua Lipa come crooning to India at the OnePlus Music Festival, they will have a battery of local new-age talent to complete the line-up for what promises to be the country’s biggest live music extravaganza of the year. Apart from Perry and Dua Lipa, fans at the fest will gets a chance to groove to the rhythm of as diverse musical minds as Amit Trivedi, Ritviz, The Local Train and Aswekeepsearching. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The announcement of the full line-up for the festival, to be held on November 16 at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium, came on Tuesday. Perry and Dua Lipa will, of course, be the main draw. Perry, who made her debut in 2008, has an enviable record of racking up a cumulative 35 billion streams besides a global sales figure of 45 million-plus (adjusted) albums and 135 million tracks. For Dua Lipa, the transition from modelling to music proved a win-win deal. Hits such as “New rules”, “One kiss”, and “Scared to be lonely” made her a global sensation in just around four years, since she released her first single, “New love” in 2015. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna While Amit Trivedi — composer of numerous hits in films including “Dev.D”, “Udta Punjab”, and “Queen” — is a familiar draw for those aware of mainstream Bollywood music, the festival will let the buffs savour plenty of unconvetional whiffs, too. The OnePlus stage will also be a platform for 22-year-old Pune wonder Ritviz to flaunt his EDM quirk, and there will be the Delhi rock band, The Local Train, too. The post-modern rockers, Aswekeepsearching, complete the line-up. They will aim at setting the mood with their distinct mix of soulful instrumental riffs and solid vocals. “I’m really looking forward to performing at the OnePlus Music Festival. This is going to be a first of its kind platform with a fantastic set of artists, and I’m really glad to be joining the celebration,” said Trivedi. For The Local Train a chance to perform at the fest is special because it gives them the “honour to be able to perform on the same stage with icons like Katy Perry and Dua Lipa”. Ritviz felt it’s a big deal to be oart fo such a line-up of artists because “each one of them has carved a unique path for themselves”, while for Aswekeepsearching the show was a dedication to “all the love and support by OnePlus to aswekeepsearching”. Tickets to the music festival will be available starting today at 12 p.m. Tickets are priced Rs 3,000 onwards, and OnePlus users can avail a 10-per cent cashback from their Insider and PayTM accounts.last_img read more

Foodies FIFA

first_imgEnjoy the thrill and action of this FIFA World Cup along with some great food as The Imperial brings it together. The matches will be shown on big screens which can be enjoyed along with the special Football Burger which would be available with four soft beverages and four imported beer bottles. Also the Global gourmet offers snacks combo with refreshing drinks while following the heat of the matches. The menu includes specialties from almost all the major Soccer regions in the world like fish and chips, Bratwurst and caramelised onions, Tortilla de patatas, Yakitori and Sushi, Barbecue pork ribs, battered onion rings, Imam Bayildi, Hummus and Pita and Panini Caprese. When: 4 – 13 July Where: 1911 Bar, The ImperialPrice: Rs 4500 – 5500 plus taxeslast_img read more