Bodnar to drive PACE cut-backs

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Canaries make Gutierrez loan swoop

first_img “It is an opportunity for me to get back in the game and to try and do my best for the team,” he said on www.canaries.co.uk. “Personally I want to do the right things on the pitch and win my place, and then for the team we want to finish as high as we can. “It is a tough league, all the games are difficult, but we have a good opportunity.” The 30-year-old effectively took his leave of the Magpies over the weekend when he posted a series of farewell messages on his personal Twitter account suggesting that his time at the club was over. Gutierrez will link-up once again with Norwich manager Chris Hughton, who was in charge at St James’ Park between June 2009 and December 2010, as he led the Magpies out of the Championship and back into the top flight. Press Association Norwich have confirmed the signing of midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on loan from Newcastle for the rest of the season. Norwich are certainly in need of reinforcements as they look to pull clear of the relegation zone, with the Canaries in 15th place but only two points ahead of 18th-placed Cardiff. Hughton feels Gutierrez’s Premier League experience can benefit his squad in the fight to secure top-flight survival. He said on the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk, following confirmation of the move: “Jonas is somebody that will certainly bring experience – he has played close to 200 games for Newcastle, so he knows the Premier League very well. “He has been in England for five years, so there won’t be that settling in period that you would have with some other players, and that is important, particularly in January when you need players that can go straight into the squad. “Jonas can play on either flank and in a central position, so he’s a very welcome addition and we look forward to working with him.” Argentina international Gutierrez joined Newcastle from Real Mallorca during the summer of 2008, when he signed a five-year contract. He has made 195 appearances for the club and scored 11 goals, although has figured only twice this season, starting the 4-0 defeat by Manchester City on the opening weekend of the campaign and then coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 Premier League victory at Cardiff on October 5. Gutierrez hopes he can make an instant impact at Carrow Road. last_img read more

SIAC once again leads NCAA Division II football attendance

first_imgAtlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) received a notice by the NCAA indicating that it had inadvertently missed five games among the SIAC’s total football attendance for the 2013 season.With the addition to the five games, the SIAC has led NCAA Division II football attendance average for 11 consecutive years. The missed games from the 2013 slate included: Albany State vs. Fort Valley State (Fountain City Classic), Albany State vs. Miles (SIAC Football Championship), Benedict vs. Fort Valley State, Central State vs. Morehouse (Chicago Football Classic) and Morehouse vs. Tuskegee (Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic).The attendance of the five games totaled was shy of 67,000 giving the SIAC an attendance total of 334,783 averaging 6,696 among 50 games in 2013.“We very much appreciate the staff at the NCAA for bringing this discrepancy to our attention,” said SIAC commissioner Gregory Moore. “The SIAC takes great pride in the incredible fan support that has allowed us to lead NCAA Division II football attendance 11 consecutive years and 22 of the last 24 seasons.”Since 1990, the SIAC led Division II football’s average attendance for 22 seasons including totaling 300,000 on 17 occasions. Within the time frame, the league holds the highest number for season attendance with 456,289 (1994) averaging 10,140 per game featuring conference teams that year.About The SIAC:The SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The primary mission and purpose of the SIAC is “to leverage intercollegiate athletics to the benefit of our student-athletes and to advance the overarching strategic interests of SIAC member institutions.” The SIAC includes 15 member institutions (Albany State University, Benedict College, Central State University Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, Tuskegee University) which are located within a contiguous six-state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio). The SIAC sponsors seven men’s and six women’s sports and is a proud member of the NCAA Division II.For more details, visit www.thesiac.comlast_img read more

URUGUAYAN-BRED GAGA A OUTSPRINTS BRAZILIAN-BRED GAS TOTAL TO TAKE $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT HANDICAP BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; BAZE & DRYSDALE TEAM FOR MILE AND A HALF TURF WIN IN 2:29.78

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2015)–Trainer Neil Drysdale’s Gaga A made an auspicious U.S. debut at a mile and a half on grass Sunday at Santa Anita, as the 6-year-old Uruguayan-bred mare sat close to lethargic fractions and outsprinted favored Gas Total to take the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Handicap under Tyler Baze by 1 ¼ lengths. With favored Gas Total sauntering on the lead through splits of 25.91, 50.57, 1:16.50, 1:41.91 and 2:06.35, Gaga A angled off the rail a furlong out and stopped the clock at 2:29.78.Idle since winning a Group III stakes at 1 5/16 miles in France on Nov. 11, Gaga A was off at 6-1 in a field of six fillies and mares three and up and paid $15.80, $4.80 and $4.20.“They were walking!” said Drysdale. “A mile in 1:41 and four?…She quickened well which was nice to see. The plan is to take her to Arlington next for the Modesty (Grade III, 1 3/16 miles on July 11).In a racing rarity, owner/breeder Haras Phillipson owns the one-two finishers in the Possibly Perfect and has them with two different trainers (Richard Mandella has Brazilian-bred Gas Total).“Mr. Phillipson has a stud farm in Brazil and a stud farm in Uruguay, but these horses have all come to us from France,” said Drysdale.“Neil got her ready and she was just a dream to ride,” said Baze. “I didn’t really have to steady turning for home but I threaded the needle. She’s a push-button horse to ride. She galloped out well after the wire and she was full of energy. I gave her a nice pat crossing the wire, she threw her ears up and was just having a good time.”Gaga A, who improved her overall record to 29-5-3-5, picked up $46,080 for the win, increasing her career earnings to $273,031.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Gas Total, who came off a second place finish on the main track in the Grade I Vanity Stakes May 9, was the heavy 3-5 favorite and finished 1 ¾ lengths clear of Irish-bred Halljoy. Gas Total paid $2.60 and $2.20.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, HallJoy sat second early and proved third best, finishing a head in front of Customer Base. Off at 9-1, she paid $3.60 to show.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m.   Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

ODDS ON FAVORITE HUNT CRUISES TO 1 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES AS PRAT & D’AMATO TEAM FOR HILLSIDE SCORE IN 1:12.73

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2016)–Represented by the red-hot connections of Flavien Prat and Phil D’Amato, heavily favored Hunt pounced on pacesetter Act a furlong from home and motored to a convincing 1 ½ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course–which will undergo a complete surface renovation following today’s races.Santa Anita’s current Spring Meet leading trainer with 17 wins, D’Amato won yesterday’s Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) with Midnight Storm and he’s also the track’s leading stakes winning trainer with four added money wins. Prat, who’s one-up on Rafael Bejarano with 23 wins at the meet, has won 10 races on turf in the last eight racing days, with four of them coming in stakes.“I love this hill, but Hunt loves it too,” said Prat of his Irish-bred equine companion, with whom he’s now won three consecutive hillside races. “He’s a really nice horse and he’s getting better and better with every race. He did everything right today.”With the Siren Lure serving as his first stakes win, Hunt now has four wins from his last five races, all them down the hill. Dispatched as the 3-5 favorite in a field of five 3-year-olds and up, Hunt paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Owned by Michael House, the 4-year-old gelding is now 16-5-5-2. With the winner’s share of $47,400, he increased his earnings to $221,729.“He’s so effective around this one turn, sprinting on the turf, so I’d really like to focus on keeping him here and try to get him in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint,” said D’Amato. “I’ll need something before that, so maybe the Eddie D. (Grade III, 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf on Sept. 30) would give us a graded opportunity.”Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Toowindytohaulrox sat third in behind Act and the winner approaching the dirt crossing at the top of the lane and proved second best, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Act. Off at 9-2, “Toowindy” paid $3.60 and $2.10.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Act bounced out of his outside post position and showed the way to the top of the lane before tiring to finish third, 3 ¾ lengths in front of the lone filly in the lineup, Miss Double d’Oro. Off at 7-2, Act paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.58, 43.74 and 1:06.61.The Siren Lure was run as the first of nine races on Sunday. Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 6, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry weather dominates the rest of the week, starting today. Sunny, dry, and pleasant conditions with low relative humidity and gradually warming temps will be here through Friday. We may have to look at a bit of on and off cloud activity tomorrow, but nothing that brings any kind of moisture, and sun will still be a big part of the day.We still have moisture coming for the weekend, but we are delaying the start, and shortening the duration this morning. We should see sunshine hold through Saturday, albeit with increasing clouds. Rain starts after midnight Saturday night, and we see scattered showers through Sunday. We won’t completely rule out thunderstorms for Sunday, but they look to be less of a threat. Moisture totals can be from .25”-1” combined, but that upper end of the range is not as likely either…with most of us getting three quarters of an inch or less. Coverage of rains will be about 80% of the state. The map above shows rain potential for Sunday.Dry weather is in Monday, but we have to allow for scattered showers to be back in on Tuesday. Coverage for Tuesday is only about 40% of the state, and it is biased more toward the southern half to two thirds of Ohio, but this is still a wetter change in our forecast this morning. Rain totals can be from a few hundredths to a third of an inch.The rest of the week is relatively dry, although we have to keep an eye out for scattered showers trying to pop up on an isolated basis for next Thursday into Friday. Our next good front likely does not develop until into next weekend., for the 16th and 17th.We finish out the extended 11-16 day forecast window with a cold front arriving around the 21st, bringing rains of half an inch or less to 80% of the state.last_img read more

Natural Gas Pipelines Are Leaking

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members The CO2 emissions associated with the burning of natural gas are less than the CO2 emissions associated with burning an equivalent amount of coal. Because of this fact, natural gas is seen by many policy makers as a “clean” alternative to coal.In the last few years, however, climate activists have been pointing out two worrisome facts: (1) methane (natural gas) is a potent greenhouse gas — about 80 times more potent than CO2 (on a mass basis) during the first 20 years after the methane is released; and (2) our nation’s natural gas pipelines are much leakier than some people thought.Putting these facts together, some experts have concluded that “natural gas is worse than coal.” We need to transition away from natural gas At the BuildingEnergy 17 conference in Boston on March 9, 2017, four experts gave a presentation called “Methane Leaks, Public Policy, and the Future of Natural Gas Grid.” The presenters were Audrey Schulman (from Cambridge HEET), Nathan Phillips (from Boston University), Patrick Parenteau (from Vermont Law School), and Marc Rosenbaum (from South Mountain Company).Nathan Phillips, a professor at Boston University, has published several papers that focus on the scale of the gas leak problem, including Mapping urban pipeline leaks: Methane leaks across Boston and Fugitive methane emissions from leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure in urban environments.The presentation was an eye-opener. After hearing from these four experts, I’m more convinced than ever of the importance of transitioning away from natural gas and focusing on all-electric solutions.In this article, I won’t pretend to lay out all of the important research on this topic. Interested GBA readers who want to delve a little deeper can find many online articles on the effects of natural gas leaks and the scope of the problems… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

If You Are Not Asking, You Are Not Selling

first_imgIf you are not “asking,” you are not selling.It sounds nice to say things like, “I am facilitating a buying decision, and I will wait until my prospect tells me that they are ready to take the next step.” It sounds nice, but it isn’t. It’s abdicating your responsibility.Not asking doesn’t make you consultative. First let’s dispatch with the idea that not asking for commitments makes you consultative. It doesn’t. Consultants make recommendations on next steps as a matter of course. Consultants also help organizations change. The very nature of helping a company change not only requires asking for commitments, but it also requires asking for massive commitments of time, energy, money, and political capital.By not asking, you do not establish yourself as a peer. If you want to serve your dream client as a trusted advisor and a peer, you ask for the things that you know you need to make a difference. If you need access to and other stakeholders, you ask for that access. If you need information, you ask for the information. If you need your dream client to take a run through your proposal and presentation before you present, you book time on their calendar. A subservient, non-value creating salesperson who fears damaging relationships by asking for what they need will never be considered a peer.Not asking cedes the process to your prospective client, and it presupposes that you are not necessary beyond whatever point it is where you stop asking for commitments. Let’s say you make a discovery call and your dream client tells you that they will get back to you in the next few weeks. By not asking for a future commitment, you have agreed that you are irrelevant in the process of decision-making that they will engage in during those few weeks. If you make a proposal without asking for the business, you leave open the idea that your prospective client should consider this on their own, potentially looking at other partners. You need to ask for agreement on the process.By not asking, you don’t demonstrate your serious interest in helping your dream client make changes. Asking your dream client for their business shows your serious interest in working with them. Not asking demonstrates your apathy. There is nothing attractive or sexy about someone who is dispassionate about what they sell. People want to work with people who are all in on helping them get the results they need. You cannot be ambivalent. Therefore, you have to ask.Just ask.last_img read more

Paul George leads charge vs former team as Thunder trounce Pacers

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Devin Booker scores 50 in back-to-back games but Suns lose again Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “That was the game,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “We knew they were going to come out aggressive. Paul and Westbrook came out aggressive, attacking the basket, scoring. They made their run and were able to get the momentum and just really take control of the game.”It was a critical win for the Thunder, who had lost five of six.Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points and Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers.Indiana led 54-45 at the break behind 14 points from Bogdanovic. Adams scored 14 points in the first half for the Thunder.The Thunder closed the gap early in the third quarter. A floater by Adams cut Indiana’s lead to one, then a 3-pointer by Jerami Grant finally put the Thunder ahead midway through the period. George and Westbrook followed with 3s to put Oklahoma City up 66-58. By the end of the run, the Thunder led 72-58.ADVERTISEMENT The Thunder slogged through the first half and trailed by nine at the break. By the end of the third quarter, they led 76-69.“We knew it wasn’t enough coming into the half,” George said. “We needed to change things and we came out and executed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSteven Adams had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder and Russell Westbrook added 17 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 29th triple-double of the season.It was a reversal of the previous matchup, when Indiana rallied to stun Oklahoma City 108-106 on March 14. This time, the Pacers scored at 10:48 of the third quarter and didn’t score again until the 3:57 mark. They missed 14 consecutive shots during that stretch. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Westbrook clinched his triple-double on a lob to Terrance Ferguson for a dunk that put the Thunder up 88-79.George made a high floater and was fouled. He made the free throw with just under four minutes remaining to put the Thunder up 10.The Pacers made one last surge, but a layup and a 3-pointer by Grant kept the Pacers at a safe distance heading into the final minute.The Thunder felt they got good shots in the first half but were not converting. That changed in the third quarter.“Keep shooting,” Ferguson said. “It’s as simple as that. First half got to us. We have a 48-minute game. We stuck together and stayed confident in each other and we came out with the win and had fun with it.”TIP-INSPacers: G Darren Collison returned to the starting lineup after missing three games with a right quad contusion. … G Wesley Matthews was called for a technical in the third quarter. … Bogdanovic scored 35 points in his previous game, a win over Denver on Sunday.Thunder: Shot just 39 percent in the first half. … Held the Pacers to 8-for-25 shooting in the third quarter. … Westbrook has 133 triple-doubles in his career. … Grant scored 19 points.HE SAID ITGeorge on the defense during the 24-0 run: “Honestly, I notice the stops more than us scoring. I noticed we were getting stops and we were getting out. I felt the pace was on our side and I felt the momentum was on our side.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) fights for position while defended by Indiana Pacers guard Wesley Matthews (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Rob Ferguson)OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George wasn’t interested in losing to his former team again.Oklahoma City’s All-Star forward scored seven of his 31 points during a decisive 24-0 run, and the Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 107-99 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT ADAMS’ DOMINANCEAdams made 11 of 14 shots and fell two points short of his career high.“I just think they were taking what the defense gave them,” McMillan said. “When you have a lot of attention on Westbrook and Paul, sometimes, you’re leaving that big open. They do a good job of playing the two-man game, hitting him in the paint. Weak side wasn’t connected tonight, and they did a good job of executing.”UP NEXTPacers: At the Boston Celtics on Friday.Thunder: Host the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View commentslast_img read more

Facebook broke Canadas privacy laws watchdogs say

first_imgThe federal commissioner says he will be bringing this Facebook matter to federal court #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 25, 2019The report released today says about 300,000 Facebook users worldwide added the app, leading to the potential disclosure of the personal information of approximately 87 million others, including more than 600,000 Canadians.The investigation took a year to conduct.The federal commissioner says his office is ending its presence on facebook because he doesn’t want to have an association with a company that he has found to be irresponsible with user information #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 25, 2019In a statement, Facebook says it is disappointed by the findings, there is no evidence Canadians’ data was shared with Cambridge Analytica, and the company has made dramatic improvements to protect people’s personal information. OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Facebook is facing more heat for failing to safeguard your privacy.The federal and B.C. privacy commissioners say the social media giant broke the law, exposing the personal information of hundreds of thousands of Canadians.Here is the full statement from the federal and BC privacy commissioners. First line “Facebook committed serious contraventions of Canadian privacy laws”1 of 2… #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/rTWFdkYOxM— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 25, 2019This bombshell report finds that Facebook failed to protect users’ personal information, leading to unauthorized access on data that was later used for political purposes.The report finds major shortcomings in Facebook’s practices, and highlights the need for legislative reform to protect Canadians.The complaint that prompted the probe followed reports that Facebook had let an outside organization use an app to access users’ personal information, and that some of the data was then shared with others, including the firm Cambridge Analytica, which was involved in U.S. political campaigns.The app, at one point known as “This is Your Digital Life,” encouraged users to complete a personality quiz.It collected much more information about users who installed the app as well as data about their Facebook friends.Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien says he is concerned that not only does facebook deny it broke the law, but it is refusing to follow recommendations to fix the problem.“My office plans to take the matter to federal court to force Facebook to correct its privacy practices,” he added. “Its refusal to address the serious problems that we have identified or even acknowledge that it broke the law”last_img read more