The Reimagination of Publishing

first_imgLast Friday I did a presentation at The Project [R]evolution conference in Auckland, New Zealand. I presented on a topic I’ve been writing a lot about recently: the reimagination of publishing. I haven’t been this excited about innovation in Web publishing since the early, experimental days of blogging, when I started ReadWriteWeb circa 2002-03. In particular, three new products have captured my imagination: App.net, Medium and Branch. It’s too early to tell if any of those three products will be successful, but I like them because they are doing something different – and as a result, shaking things up.Although it’s Web publishing that has fired up my neurons, I have also been tracking developments in digital books and magazines. I mentioned two iPad apps that have impressed me a lot over the past year: The Atavist and Citia. Neither aims to replace paper. The beauty of both The Atavist and Citia is that they complement traditional magazines and books (respectively).The Atavist releases multimedia enhanced magazine stories for about $3 a pop. Citia creates digital versions of non-fiction books, using cards and stacks to condense each book into its essential ideas – a concept which fans of 1980s product HyperCard, for Apple Macintosh, will remember fondly. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market What’s intriguing about these new products isn’t that they have a decent chance of becoming as massive as Twitter, Facebook, WordPress or Tumblr. Indeed, I will be surprised if any of the new era become even half as popular. What’s of most interest to me is that each of these new products is challenging the “old” guard (if you can call services born in the mid-to-late 2000s as old!).App.net is a direct challenge to Twitter’s business model – especially now that Twitter is in the midst of tightening access to its API. Medium is, in a way, trying to make a categorized Tumblr (in other words, make a better Tumblr). Branch is trying to reimagine discussions, which strikes at both Facebook and Twitter. Svbtle is encroaching on the terrain of WordPress, with its elite blog network and minimalist design.These are exciting times for Web publishers! Here is the whole of my presentation, via Slideshare: Tags:#Publishing Services#web Next I talked about the transition from the first big wave of Web publishing, which I characterized as the Geocities era of the mid to late 90s – to the latest wave of 2012 (App.net, Medium, Branch, Svbtle). The Clipart-addled Geocities was the third biggest website on the Web in 1999, its peak. Nowadays, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Tumblr rule. Summarizing where I think digital magazines and books are going, I listed some of the key drivers. But note the fifth point: people still love paper magazines and books (this author included). The digital publishing products that fascinate me the most are ones that complement paper magazines and books – they don’t aim to replace them. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The Reimagination of Publishing from Richard MacManus Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… But things may be shaken up, again, if two of Twitter’s founders and a bolshy Twitter competitor have anything to do with it. I’ve identified five reasons why Web publishing is undergoing a sea change (see presentation embedded below for all five). richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir

first_imgNormal life was disrupted in Kashmir on Monday due to strike called by separatists against the recent civilian killings in the valley. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar, officials said.Officials also added that public transport was sparse but private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were plying in many areas of the city. Private educational institutions were shut because of the strike, the officials said. They said similar reports were received from other district headquarters of the valley. There were no restrictions on the movement of people anywhere in Kashmir, the officials said. Separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), had asked people to observe a complete strike today against the recent civilian killings allegedly in firing by security forces.last_img read more

Sania celebrates 24th birthday with hope for the future

first_imgSania Mirza decided to celebrate her 24th birthday near the tennis courts at the Aoti sports complex on Monday. For one who likes to keep the media at a distance, this was a day when Sania mixed freely with all as she cut the cake and offered it to several people.With husband Shoaib Malik flying down for the special moment, the Indian tennis star was all smiles. “My husband has come down and it also happens to be my mother’s birthday. Above all, India has won a medal in tennis and I am very happy,” Sania told Mail Today.Reflecting on the year gone by, Sania was frank in her assessment. “No doubt this has been an eventful year for me. Getting married to Shoaib was a big decision and having to spend five months at home because of injury, I thought I would quit tennis. Yes, Allah has been kind to me,” she said.Currently on antibiotics for a severe ear infection, where the Indian star says she could hear “tennis balls popping in my ears”, Sania is aware of the challenges ahead. “I had to miss the team event but I am ready for the open events now. As I can take part in only two events, I will play singles and mixed doubles with Vishnu Vardhan,” said Sania. “I have seen his game. He serves and volleys well and has a good backhand.”This was a day when Sania was ready to reflect on her first medal at the Busan Asian Games in 2002. “I was just 15 then and these eight years have gone by fast. I think the Doha Asiad was very good for me but what makes me happy today is I am still enjoying my tennis,” she said.advertisementHaving been with Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi and now being part of a contingent with youngsters, Sania feels the next generation is ready to take over. “Look at it, we don’t have Leander or Mahesh or Rohan and we still win a medal in men’s tennis. This is a superb start,” she said.Sania is pleased to see the progress of Indian sport. “We had a good run at the Commonwealth Games and we started winning medals. I wasn’t able to see Pankaj Advani’s match or Gagan Narang win silver. But I think we will keep the momentum going,” she said.On her fitness, injuries and overall life, Sania was very clear. “I am actually feeling no pain in my right wrist, which had been bothering me. I think after marriage I have got what I wanted and Shoaib is a very nice husband. Most often, I am travelling during my birthday. Tonight, it should be a quiet dinner with my family and friends,” she said.For his part, Shoaib prefers not to talk too much. “Yes I came all the way for Sania’s birthday and will be flying back on the 18th. I did play the Super Sixes in Hong Kong and I hope Sania can do well here,” he told Mail Today.last_img read more

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS a head turner on road

first_imgBajaj Pulsar 200NS is a definite head turner on the road since it was launched in January 2012. Weighing 145kg, this machine from the Bajaj Auto has most of its mass concentrated at the centre presenting the bike with superb handling and cornering abilites.The new Pulsar NS is priced at Rs 85,000 (ex-show room, Delhi).According to reports, the motor pumps out 23.52PS of power at 9,500rpm and 18.3Nm of torque at 8000rpm. The new Pulsar, with a large 33mm carburetor and new 6-speed gearbox, is capable of reaching 100km/h from a standstill in less than 10 seconds and can reach speeds in excess of 140km/h.The 200 NS is fitted with petal disc brakes on both front and rear (280mm front and 230mm rear with floating callipers). The Bybre (Brembo’s proprietary brakes for bikes under 600cc) brakes are very efficient and can bring the heavy bike (145kgs at the kerb) to a standstill from higher speeds.  The perimeter frame and its twin steel spars, side-cowls and knee-recesses incorporate the same muscular design philosophy, with neat cuts and sharp lines. The rear is the same old tapering design with the two LED-strip tail lamps. The Pulsar sports a Nitrox Mono Suspension at the rear (with a piggy-back Nitrox canister usually seen on older Pulsars rear shocks). The wide tyres give the Pulsar 200NS a further aggressive look. With Agency inputslast_img read more

Fire Warning for Holiday Season

first_imgStory Highlights He was speaking to JIS News about ways in which Jamaicans can protect their lives and property from fires this Christmas. Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emeleo Ebanks, said that cases of residential fire tend to be higher during the Christmas period, “due to holiday-related activities that increase our vulnerability to fires”. The entire family has a role to play in residential fire prevention this Christmas season. The entire family has a role to play in residential fire prevention this Christmas season.Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emeleo Ebanks, said that cases of residential fire tend to be higher during the Christmas period, “due to holiday-related activities that increase our vulnerability to fires”.He was speaking to JIS News about ways in which Jamaicans can protect their lives and property from fires this Christmas.“At this time of the year…children are at home, we are decorating, we are doing more cooking, we are baking, we are putting up lights, and that leaves us more susceptible to the things that will start fires,” he said.Noting that most residential fires are electrically related, Mr. Ebanks urges all residents to have the wiring of their homes checked annually by a certified electrician to ensure their homes can manage the boost in electricity at this time.Additionally, he believes there are precautions both adults and children can take during the holiday period.Children under the age of 12 and those who are unable to properly reach a stove top are not advised to cook. Children are also discouraged from plugging electrical appliances in and out at will, and are warned against playing with fires.Mr. Ebanks also advises that you must never leave cooking unattended, and to outfit your home with affordable safety items, such as extinguishers, battery-operated smoke detectors in each room and a heat detector in the kitchen.In keeping with the tradition of decorating the home and yard for Christmas, the JFB has shared several tips, including checking for the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) quality and safety mark on electrical items.“Ensure the lights, decorations and extension cords are UL-rated. Make sure outdoor lights are all-weather lights than can work on the outside. Inspect lights and other decoration for wear or damage to the insulation. Unplug lights when going to bed and when leaving the home as the heat from the lights can melt plastic Christmas trees and cause sparks on live trees,” Mr. Ebanks said.He advises that live trees should be watered daily and positioned at least three feet away from all heat sources, such as television sets and other household appliances.“If your lights, your cords, your plugs are damaged, do not repair and put some electrical tape over it. Replace them. It is easier, and you will find that it is more cost-effective than to replace a house,” Mr. Ebanks said.“Those bags that you will be getting… the Christmas wrappers, throw them out. Those things, including curtains and dish towels, add to the fire load in your house. A normal-sized room takes three minutes to be engulfed in flames. When you add to the ‘fire load’, what you are doing is enabling that fire to spread much faster and, unfortunately, at 3:00 a.m. when everyone is sleeping, you are setting yourself up in what we call a death trap from that kind of situation,” he warned.Jamaicans are reminded that they can visit any fire station across the island to receive fire-safety tips and also the Jamaica Fire Brigade’s social media pages where they will be posted.last_img read more

Banff to host Canadas first Cochon 555 competition

first_imgFive lucky and talented chefs from Alberta will get a chance to show their mastery of pork at a prestigious competition in Banff.It’s the first time the event, known as Cochon555, has come to Canada.Cochon is the brainchild of American chef Brady Lowe. It’s a celebration of heritage pork breeds and launched in 2008.Since then it’s become one of the signature events on the North American culinary calendar.“For Alberta to have it, for Banff to have it, and for us to be able to host it at the hotel, it’s a very big deal in the industry, for sure,” said J.W. Foster, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.He says any chef worth their salt wants to be included.Among the others showing their stuff will be chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson from Charcut and Charbar and Matthias Fong of River Cafe in Calgary, Shelley Robinson of Banff Hospitality Collective and Randy Luft of the Rimrock Resort Hotel.The farmers are Malorie Aubé of Country Accent Heritage Breeds, Allan and Joanne Vanden Broek of Broek Pork Acres, Danny and Shannon Ruzicka of Nature’s Green Acres, Mark Lahoda and Antonio Matriz of Alberta Pork Company/Sunhaven Farms and Jessica and Chris Fasoli of Bear and the Flower Farm.You can get tickets to the April 28 event here: https://www.banfflakelouise.com/cochon555-ticketslast_img read more

TSX positive streak continues as oil prices rise and Bank of Canada

first_imgThe energy sector was helped again by crude oil prices, which rose on Saudi Arabia’s energy minister reassuring that its oil production and exports are falling sharply. West Texas Intermediate prices are up 23 per cent from its December low.The February crude contract was up US$2.58 at US$52.36 per barrel Wednesday and the February natural gas contract was up 1.7 cents at US$2.98 per mmBTU.Canada’s financial sector was helped by the Bank of Canada’s decision to hold its key rate at 1.75 per cent while the economy absorbs softness from a 44 per cent drop in oil prices from its October peak.“The banks tend to be a play on Canadian GDP growth and with the Bank of Canada having a supportive stance to keep the Canadian economy running smoothly that’s certainly positive for the banks,” said Chopra. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 199.58 points to 14,804.73 in a broad-based rally that saw all sectors rise.It was the third day of triple-digit gains so far this year and the best four-consecutive day performance since January 2016.“There seems to be a lot more optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal and when it comes to Federal Reserve interest rate hikes it appears to be that they’ll take a pause,” Chopra said referring to minutes released from the central bank and recent comments from several bank governors.The cannabis-heavy health care sector rose by 6.25 percent as Canopy Growth Corp. surged 13.3 percent, while Aurora Cannabis Inc. and Aphria Inc. gained 7.3 and 6.2 per cent respectively.The key energy sector followed, with financials, industrials and materials also rising.Financial and energy stocks were the biggest gainers on the day led by Sun Life Financial Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, Manulife Financial and Suncor Energy Inc. Meanwhile, BCE Inc. and Nutrien Ltd. lost ground while Imperial Oil and TransCanada Corp. posted small gains. TORONTO, O.N. – Canada’s main stock index posted its strongest four-day gain in three years Wednesday as it was propelled by a large increase in the price of crude oil and the Bank of Canada’s latest rate announcement.The Toronto Stock Exchange continued its rebound from a dreadful autumn and tough December helped by positive news about the trade dispute between China and the U.S. and minutes from the Federal Reserve confirming its patience about raising interest rates, says Anish Chopra, managing director with Portfolio Management Corp.“A fantastic four-day stretch,” he said in an interview.center_img In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 91.67 points at 23,879.12. The S&P 500 index was up 10.55 points at 2,584.96, while the Nasdaq composite was up 60.08 points at 6,957.08.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 75.64 cents US compared with an average of 75.23 cents US on Tuesday.The February gold contract was up US$6.10 at US$1,292 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 0.1 of a cent at US$2.66 a pound.last_img read more

Stephen Petrucci named as new School District 60 Superintendent

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The School District 60 Board of Trustees have elected Stephen Petrucci as the new School District Superintendent.Petrucci is taking over the role of Superintendent after Dave Sloan announced his retirement at a District Meeting in March.Petrucci says he is excited and honoured in having the Board of Trustees confidence in taking on this new position, adding that he is thankful for the leadership team that the Board has in place. “I’m really excited and honoured to work with the School District, with the Board of Trustees, and having their confidence to do the job and I’m really thankful for the leadership team that we have in place in the School District and I’m going to continue working with them towards our goals.”Petrucci, currently the Assistant Superintendent, will not be taking over the role as Superintendent until Sloan’s retirement in October. In the meantime, Petrucci will be working with Sloan during this transition period.Petrucci has been with the District for 25 years starting at North Peace Secondary School as a French Immersion Teacher, eventually working his way up to being positioned in the Board Office and becoming Assistant Superintendent in 2013.last_img read more

Start em Young to Premier this Tuesday on Wild TV

first_img“I think it’s important and I don’t think we give it enough focus in that industry. I want to inspire others as well and give everyone the opportunity to get out there and learn those lessons. For anyone who doesn’t hunt but wants to, we can help out with that. They’re all good lessons to have.”Skage, being a life-long hunter, says the inspiration for the show was based on seeing how excited his son was when he first took him hunting.“When I seen how he was when I took him for the first time into the woods, just that excitement, I got excited and it revitalized me.”The show will premiere on Wild TV on April 16 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. FORT NELSON, B.C. – A locally produced TV series will be premiering this Tuesday on Wild TV.For the past year, Fort Nelson Resident, Mark Skage, has been producing episodes for a series called Start ’em Young.According to Skage, the show aims to inspire and teach youngsters the skills and knowledge of hunting.last_img read more

ND Tiwaris son died due to strangulation smothering Autopsy report

first_imgNew Delhi: Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late Uttarakhand chief minister ND Tiwari, died of “asphyxia” as he was strangulated and smothered, according to autopsy report. Following the postmortem at AIIMS here, police on Thursday registered a case of murder and transferred it to the Crime Branch for investigation, a senior officer said. The autopsy was conducted by a medical board comprising five senior doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The medical board unanimously concluded that the cause of death in this case is asphyxia as a result of strangulation and smothering. It is a sudden unnatural death, placed in the category of homicide,” the head of the AIIMS’ forensic department, Dr Sudhir Gupta, said. The case has been transferred to the Crime Branch and it has started investigating the matter, the officer said. Crime Branch officers visited Rohit Tiwari’s residence on Friday and questioned his family members and domestic helps, police said, adding that a team of forensic experts also visited the house. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The officers are going through footage from CCTV cameras installed in and around the house to find leads, ascertain the sequence of events and track people who entered the house, they said. Rohit Tiwari (40) died on Tuesday.He was brought dead to the Max Hospital in Saket in south Delhi. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar on Tuesday had said that Rohit Tiwari, a resident of Defence Colony in south Delhi, was brought to the hospital around 5pm in an ambulance and doctors declared him dead. His mother Ujjwala Tiwari, who was admitted at Max hospital, received a call from her house about her son being “unwell and bleeding from the nose”, he said. “Max hospital received an emergency call from the residence of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari at 4:41 pm this (Teusday) afternoon. An ambulance brought Tiwari to Max Hospital, Saket, where he was declared brought dead at the emergency department,” the hospital had said in a statement. Narayan Dutt Tiwari died at the age of 93 on October 18, his birthday, last year.He, too, was undergoing treatment for age-related complications at the Saket hospital. The Congress veteran, who had served in various positions at the Centre, was the chief of minister of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Rohit Tiwari joined the BJP ahead of the 2017 Uttarakhand assembly polls and had recently indicated he could join the Congress.last_img read more

Avengers Endgame gets leaked online

first_imgLos Angeles: Despite the makers and actors’ efforts to save Marvel’s much-anticipated film Avengers: Endgame from piracy, the movie has been leaked on several websites. The film’s leaked copy came from a Chinese theatrical screening which happened a day ago, variety.com reported recently. According to the piracy news site TorrentFreak, users in China began sharing a 1.2-gigabyte file of Avengers: Endgame on peer-to-peer piracy networks sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. China time on April 24. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaHowever, the TorrentFreak’s report stated that the quality of the video-cammed pirated copy is particularly bad. Later, the film reportedly circulated on other platforms such as ThePirateBay and India’s TamilRockers. Directed by Russo brothers, Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of over 20 Marvel movies. It stars actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. “Keep those spoilers to yourself,” Downey tweeted after the film’s copy got leaked online. The film will release in India on April 26.last_img read more

Ohio State wrestling recap from Eastern Michigan

OSU freshman Myles Martin celebrates after winning the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUOver the weekend, the Ohio State wrestling team traveled north to Eastern Michigan, where several competing Buckeyes claimed spots atop the podium.Saturday’s competition marked the official start of the season for OSU’s wrestlers, and the team hit the ground running fast, with six Buckeyes placing third or above in their weight classes. At 133 lbs., freshman Luke Pletcher made the most of his collegiate debut, winning four matches on the day, with a crucial 4-1 victory over Mario Guillen of Ohio University to advance to the final match. In the title match, Pletcher faced off against Buckeye teammate freshman Brendan Fitzgerald, a match in which Fitzgerald conceded in a medical forfeit, putting Pletcher atop the podium to win first place in the weight class.Fitzgerald’s day was strong, pinning two opponents, while powering through a close match versus Giuseppe Penzone of Tiffin University, winning 6-4. Fitzgerald finished his wrestling with a fall in just a minute over Stevan Micic of Michigan.In his first tournament at 149 lbs., redshirt sophomore Micah Jordan dominated Saturday, scoring an impressive 79 points throughout four matches. Jordan’s final match of the day was more of the same, defeating Justin Oliver of Central Michigan University 15-7, becoming the second Buckeye to claim a title.Wrestling at 197 lbs., redshirt freshman Kollin Moore gave OSU its third title, where Moore scored in the double digits in all four matches.  Storming to the final match to compete for the title, Moore defeated Riley Lefever of Wabash College 11-6, finding his way to the top of the podium.Two Buckeyes placed third at Eastern Michigan. Redshirt sophomore Cody Burcher, at 165 pounds, along with redshirt junior Jack Rozema, at 184 pounds, both bounced back from semifinal losses to claim third on the day in their respective weight classes.Meanwhile, at Cleveland State University, OSU sophomore Myles Martin wrestled in a feature match at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic Saturday night.  The 184 pound dual brought Martin against two-time defending national champion Gabe Dean of Cornell.  Martin’s first match at 184 pounds did not go his way, as he fell to Dean 13-4. OSU’s wrestling team travels next to Troy, New York, for the ASICS/Journeymen Classic on Sunday. read more

OSU football recruits Towering receiver flying under the radar

When discussing college recruiting, experts often say, “the sky’s the limit” about a specific recruit’s potential. Ohio State recruit Tyrone Williams might have already reached the sky. The towering 6-foot-7-inch, 215-pound wide receiver from East Cleveland, Ohio, brings a height element to the OSU receiving core that Buckeye fans don’t see often. “He is unlike any other receiver prospect that has come into the program during the Jim Tressel era,” said Kevin Noon, managing editor of Buckeyegrove.com. Williams had 39 catches for 685 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior and was second team All-State for Shaw High School. He was the No. 34 ranked wideout in the class of 2010 according to ESPN 150. He was also a letterman in basketball and track.  Steve Helwagen of Bucknuts.com said Williams has a lot of potential at the college level because of his size and build.  “There aren’t a lot of Randy Moss-type players. That is going to be able to create some mismatches for Ohio State in the red zone where they can throw him a jump ball,” Helwagen said. “We saw that in the Fiesta Bowl two years ago where Todd Boeckman threw the ball to Terrelle Pryor, and Texas had no defense for it.” Williams, who was also recruited by West Virginia, Cincinnati and Illinois, might have had other suitors if not for a knee injury that cut his junior season short.  “The injury his junior year left a little bit of skepticism out there,” Helwagen said. “I think some schools wanted to see what he did at the start of his senior year, but when Ohio State offered, it was an open and shut deal.” Noon thinks that Williams can probably benefit from redshirting this upcoming season. “He can learn the system, get into a collegiate strength and conditioning program, and work a little bit on honing his skills,” Noon said.  Helwagen said that if Williams doesn’t redshirt, he could make an impact due to his height advantage.  “He’s a weapon that Ohio State doesn’t have currently,” Helwagen said. “If he shows them that he can make plays right away in the fall, he’ll bring that element where he’ll be able to out jump corners because of his height.” Outside of the obvious height advantage, Williams brings great body control, a huge wingspan and a power forward’s frame to the Buckeyes.  “He is deceptively fast and has the ability to go get the ball,” Noon said. “He is able to give quarterbacks a huge target.” Ohio State clearly has a recruit in Williams, who has the potential to be a great receiver for the Buckeyes if he is able to shake off the effects of his injury and grow into the position. Noon said, “If he is able to live up to the billing, Ohio State got an absolute steal in Tyrone Williams.” read more

Urban Meyer likely next coach at Ohio State

Former Florida coach and current ESPN analyst Urban Meyer has agreed in principle to become Ohio State’s next head football coach, according to a report from WKMG-TV in Orlando. An OSU spokesman on Wednesday did not deny that Meyer will be the Buckeyes next coach. According to the WKMG-TV report, the deal is worth $40 million over seven years, which would make Meyer the highest paid coach in OSU history. “We have not been commenting on rumors and speculation,” university spokesman Jim Lynch said in an email to The Lantern. Meyer released a statement through ESPN denying a deal is in place. “I have not been offered any job nor is there a deal in place,” Meyer said in the statement. “I plan on spending Thanksgiving with my family and will not comment on this any further.” If the report is true, Meyer will be replacing interim coach Luke Fickell, who has led the Buckeyes to an 6-5 regular season record. Meyer began his coaching career at OSU when he accepted a graduate-assistant position for the Buckeyes in 1986 as the tight end coach. He became a wide receiver coach the following year. For the next 13 years, Meyer served as an assistant coach, which included stints at Illinois State, Colorado State and Notre Dame. In 2001, Meyer accepted his first head coaching position at Bowling Green where he led the Falcons to a 17-6 record in his two years there. He left to accept another head coaching job at the University of Utah in 2003. Meyer led the Utes to a 10-2 record and was named Coach of the Year in the Mountain West Conference. The following season, Meyer coached Utah to an undefeated season and beat Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl, 35-7. It was the first time since the creation of the BCS that a school from a non-automatically qualifying BCS conference was able to run the table and finish the year without a loss. After the 2004 season, both Florida and Notre Dame pursued Meyer to become their next head coach. Meyer chose Florida and signed a $14 million contract. Meyer went 9-3 during his first year as the Gators coach, including a 31-24 victory of Iowa in the Outback Bowl. During his second year as Florida coach, Meyer led the Gators to a National Championship and 13-1 record by defeating the OSU 41-14 in the BCS Championship Game. Two years later, Florida won another National Championship after defeating the University of Oklahoma in the BCS Championship Game, 24-14. On Dec. 26, 2009, Meyer announced he would be resigning as coach of Florida following the team’s scheduled appearance in the BCS Sugar Bowl due to chest pains and severe headaches. The following day, Meyer announced an indefinite leave of absence instead of resigning. On Jan. 1, 2010, Meyer coached the Gators to a 51–24 Sugar Bowl victory against Cincinnati. After the win, Meyer took time off, but returned to his role as Gators head coach in time for the start of spring practice. Florida went 7-5 during the 2010 regular season, but on Dec. 8 Meyer announced his retirement from coaching. In his final game as Gator head coach, Florida beat Penn State in The Outback Bowl, 37-24. In 2011, Meyer accepted a position at ESPN working as a college football analyst. read more

Gerrard hammers defenders after horror show in Russia

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has hammered his team’s defenders after their horror outing against Spartak Moscow on Thursday.The Gers took the lead three times in Moscow, but a woeful second-half display handed them their first UEFA Europa League defeat of the season.The Scottish Premiership club were on a high when first-half strikes from Glenn Middleton, Daniel Candeias and an own-goal from Roman Eremenko gave them a 3-2 advantage.But shocking defensive lapses, especially in the second half, allowed Spartak to seize control for a 4-3 win, as they blew Group G wide open.Gerrard’s side seat third in their group behind Spartak and Villarreal, but host the Spanish club on match day 5 as they look to secure qualification for the second round.However, the former Liverpool youth team coach refused to spare his ropey rear-guard and knows more lamentable defending in their next two group games will cost them any shot at the last 32.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.He said, according to Express: “I’m very disappointed with the result. You saw two sides of our performance tonight. We attacked very well and were dangerous and countered bravely. We got our rewards and had control at half-time.“However, football is about levels and if you don’t do the basics well enough and defend properly, then high-level teams will normally punish you and that was the case here.“People who have had a lot of praise and who did really well to get us to this stage just didn’t do the basics well enough.“Normally, to come here and score three goals you get a result, but I’m bitterly disappointed with how we defended.”last_img read more

More than onethird of migrants in caravan are under medical treatment confirmed

first_img November 30, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter More than one-third of migrants in caravan are under medical treatment; confirmed cases of HIV and AIDS Ginger Jeffries 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTIJUANA (KUSI) – There are serious health issues with the migrant caravan according to Tijuana’s health department. More than 1/3 of the 6,000 living in a make shift shelter are now under medical treatment. The majority dealing with respiratory infections but others with confirmed cases of tuberculosis and HIV or AIDS.This as the department of justice says there are at least 600 criminals in the caravan, some with gang ties. Authorities are also worried about a Hepititis breakout because of the sewage overflow at the outdoor sports complex housing the migrants.A second temporary shelter 11 miles further south will be  opened to to help improve conditions.  However, officials in Tijuana say they’re spending $30,000.00 a day to care for these migrants and that money runs out this week. Posted: November 30, 2018 Ginger Jeffries, last_img read more

Dipnet Fishery Significantly Down From Previous Years

first_imgKenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “The dipnet fishery was significantly down from previous years. Our gross revenue for the year was $375,000 that compares to a gross revenue of last year of $547,000.”  The DF&G announced the early closure to the dipnet fishery in order to meet the sustainable escapement goal of 700,000 to 1.2 million late-run sockeye salmon in the Kenai River–a goal officials say “may not be met without a reduction in harvest of this stock.” Additional restrictions on commercial and sport fisheries have also being implemented. According to Ostrander the city had budgeted the usage fees for the season at $578,000: “We missed that by a significant amount, almost $200,000. We’ll start working internally and administratively to figure out what we need to do.”  center_img The 2018 Kenai Personal Use Fishery opened at 6:00 a.m. on July 10 and closed at 12:01 a.m., on July 30. The fishery closed two days early per emergency order from the Department of Fish and Game. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council took a look back at the 2018 personal use dipnet fishery season at their council meeting on August 1.last_img read more

DRG Records Founder Broadway Musicals Album Producer Hugh Fordin Dies At 83

first_img Email Facebook DRG Records Founder Hugh Fordin Dies At 83 drg-records-founder-broadway-musicals-album-producer-hugh-fordin-dies-83 News Twitter This Producers-producer’s engineer since 1985, Cynthia Daniels shared in Fordin’s GRAMMY win. “No other record company or producer filled this particular space for the recorded version of these timeless songs,” she told The New York Times. Fordin was also the author of two books, about the musicals of MGM as well as a biography of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. Daniels also recalled times in the studio with Fordin when “I would inevitably hear chuckling and then everyone in the room break into laughter.”Broadway Has Highest Grossing Year In 2018, Thanks To ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ & MoreRead more Fordin helped build the recorded legacy that preserves sensational Broadway stage performancesPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 7, 2019 – 12:02 pm Record producer and label executive Hugh Fordin died of cardiac arrest at 83 at his home in New Jersey on Feb. 26. In addition to his own Best Musical Show Album win at the 44th GRAMMY Awards for The Producers, the label he founded in 1976, DRG Records released distinguished albums that brought GRAMMY wins to legends including Gerry Mulligan and Patti Page.Hailing Fordin as an “exceptional” and “versatile” producer, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow noted that “he achieved success as both a producer and label executive. He will be deeply missed, but remembered for crafting dynamic records for the theater community.” Fordin’s other GRAMMY-nominated cast albums include Flower Drum Song, Guys And Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, The Music Man, and Wonderful Town. https://twitter.com/annhcallaway/status/1101909969350348801 DRG Records Founder & Broadway Musicals Album Producer Hugh Fordin Dies At 83 last_img read more

As Diwali drives online sales ecommerce firms fail to deliver orders in

first_imgAmazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery.ReutersThe Diwali shopping rush has squeezed the e-tailers’ logistical means dry, resulting in long delays for customers who have ordered goodies and gifts online. The e-commerce companies that sought to capitalise on the high festive demand have apparently failed to make sure that orders are delivered in time. Giant e-retailers Amazon and Flipkart are unable to carry out quick deliveries in the middle of their annual festive battle. Further, even prime users on Amazon, who normally receive their deliveries within one day of ordering the product, have also reportedly faced delays for Diwali related purchases, The Times of India reported.During the festive season in India, the electronic items and smartphone segments mostly drive the sales for the e-commerce sector as they provide heavy discounts to the customers during that period. However, to meet the demand rush, such big e-retailers take a significant time and make sure that the preparation is done to serve the customers in time.According to recent reports, temporary recruitments in India have also gathered steam driven by strong demand for the e-commerce delivery requirements and retail stores this festive season. These temporary roles mostly involve delivery executives, shop floor managers and sales personnel among others.Amazon had recently announced about 22,000 openings for seasonal jobs in India. Flipkart too had added about 20,000 temporary staff to its logistics workforce for its biggest annual event, Big Billion Days. These temporary workers are expected to help pick, pack, ship and deliver customer orders.Despite these efforts to meet the surging customer demand, such giant e-commerce companies are not able to deliver the products to the customers in time.”Many sellers are still shipping items placed during the last leg of the sale event and the additional demand of sending time-bound Diwali products is taking a toll on the delivery timeline,” a seller said. Flipkart Big Diwali Sale screenshotFlipkartLast week, a report by e-commerce advisory firm RedSeer Consulting also found that delivery time has increased for e-tailers in the festive period. The report came at a time when e-commerce majors are claiming record speed in delivery during festivals. The RedSeer report had also stressed that training the delivery boys is a key concern and should be taken seriously because it helps them increase the delivery rate through proper route planning and customer interaction which is a very important metric for the industry to grow.last_img read more

In The Trade War With China Texas Is On The Front Lines

first_img Share “There are businesses in Texas that have been quite clear that the additional costs they’re going to face from these tariffs will mean they’re going to have to curtail investment, they will have to potentially lay off workers, and ultimately, they’ll have to pass on those prices to consumers in some form or fashion,” Banning says.But the effects will be felt beyond businesses who trade with China, Banning says.“Really, no corner of Texas is going to be untouched by this,” he says “if this trade conflict lingers.”Written by Shelly Brisbin. U.S. Department of Lbor/Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)Toyota’s Texas manufacturing plant.U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods took effect at midnight, Friday. China immediately announced its own tariffs in response. As a trade war between the U.S. and China heats up, Texas meat producers and other exporters are due to take a hit.KUT-Austin’s Mose Buchele reports on how a good deal for consumers is a bad one for sellers of Texas beef and pork. He says Texas doesn’t export much beef to China, because U.S. beef was banned there until last year. But China does eat a lot of pork from the U.S. With China levying tariffs on U.S. pork, less of the meat will be exported, and its domestic price will go down. Cheaper pork means a good deal for consumers, especially in comparison to beef. If we eat more pork, we’re likely to buy less beef, and that’s bad for Texas cattle producers.Tom Benning, Washington bureau reporter for the Dallas Morning News told Texas Standard Host David Brown that it’s worth remembering China has taken actions in the past that have hurt U.S. businesses and earned enmity across the political spectrum.“In recent years, China has flooded the global market with excess steel,” Banning says “and that’s where we get these steel and aluminum tariffs that have been in effect for a few months now. And we’ve documented the impact on Texas and beyond. Second… Most everyone agrees with President Trump that China has long flouted conventions on trade practices, whether it’s with intellectual property rights or other issues.”Despite Chinese provocation, many, including Gov. Greg Abbott, oppose the new tariffs on Chinese goods. And at least one Texas company, Sim-Tex, is suing the Trump administration over the tariffs.Banning says Texas is the number one exporting state in the U.S. Harris and Tarrant counties are among the five counties nationwide with the greatest exposure to fallout from the trade war.last_img read more