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Sports: Three great comebacks

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first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Miracle number 3 — Medinah— At the 2012 Ryder Cup, the European team trailed 10-4 going into Sunday’s singles after being comprehensively outplayed on the first two days. But Jose Maria Olazabal’s men battled back to win 14.5-13.5 thanks to Martin Kaymer’s winning putt on the last green. Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Three great comebacks in sport after Barcelona defeated Paris Saint Germain 6-1 to make the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday:Miracle number 1 — Houston— At the 2017 Super Bowl the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime after being 28-3 down at one stage in the third quarter.Miracle number 2 — Istanbul— Liverpool won the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan despite being 3-0 down at half-time. They then scored three goals in six minutes after the break before going on to take the title in a penalty shootout.last_img read more

Sihota takes commanding lead after Round one of BC Juvenile Golf Tournament

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first_imgJenner started slow with bogeys on two of the first five holes. However, the Sunflower City player managed to register five birdies over the remaining holes to complete the round under par.More than 55 players from throughout the province entered the three-day, 54-hole tournament.Round two of the tournament goes Thursday with the final round set for Friday at Granite Pointe.Other local player scores include A.J. Roberts, tied for 31st with a 9-over-par 81; William Watt of Castlegar tied for 39th at 12-over-par 84; Xander Bankes of Restone in Rossland tied for 44th at 15-over-par 87 and Brendon Makeiv of Balfour tied for 53rd at 27-over-par 99. Jeevan Sihota of Victoria holds a commanding five shot lead over the field after Day one of the 2017 BC Juvenile Golf Championships at Granite Pointe at Nelson.Sihota carded eight birdies and one bogey to finish the opening round with a score of 7-under-par 65.Second is Matt Hopley of Kelowna at 70.Nic Jenner of Castlegar is locked in a two-way tied for third with Fin Lawlor of North Vancouver. Each player carded identical scores of 1-under-par 71.last_img read more

United Online sees quarterly profits fall deeply from year ago

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first_img“Organic revenue growth in our content and media segment drove United Online’s sequential revenue growth this quarter,” said Mark R. Goldston, chairman and chief executive officer of United Online. “This achievement highlights the significant progress we made diversifying our business in 2006, with content and media comprising 33 percent of fourth-quarter revenues and 46 percent of total pay accounts.” For the full year, net income fell 10 percent $42.3 million, also reflecting a one-time charge. On a per share basis, the company earned 64 cents versus 74 cents in 2005. Revenues totaled $522.7 million, versus $525.1 million in 2005. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – Internet provider United Online Inc. on Thursday said that fourth-quarter profits plunged 63 percent from year ago levels due to one-time charges. In the fourth quarter, the Woodland Hills-based company said that it earned $4.6 million, equal to 7 cents a share after the impact of an $8 million charge, in part associated with an acquisition. In the year ago period, the company earned $12.4 million, 19 cents a share. Revenues were $130.8 million, versus $130.2 million in the year-ago quarter. The company also said that fourth quarter advertising revenue increased 101 percent from a year ago. last_img read more

Githurai rounds off Koth Biro Quarter-finalists

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first_img0Shares0000Koth Biro enters the quarter finals starting Dec 27NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 25 – Despite boosting their squad, Borrussia FC has been knocked out of the ongoing annual Kothbiro football tournament round of 16 by Githurai United.The match which was the last in the knock-out stage saw Githurai United draw first blood as they went a goal up in the dying minutes of the first half courtesy of a misjudgment between the Borrussia keeper and his defender which gifted Githurai’s Eliud Nganga with an easy tap in. Borrussia came back from the halftime break a rejuvenated side and 58’ their pressure paid off as a neat ccross from the right flank was met by Hussein Belle for an equalizer that sent their Yellow army into frenzy.Githurai United are through to the 2018 Koth Biro quartersBoth teams were relieved as the final whistle was blown as the pressure was too much to bear. Post-match penalties were to settle the score. Githurai successfully converted 3 while Borrussia could only manage 1.For Githurai, Nondi Amos who plies his trade in Georgia, Victor Manucho and Kimodo Maina scored while James Nganga and Joseph Nderitu’s shots went wide.Hussein Belle kick was the only conversion for Borrussia as James Mandela, Evans Oduor and Becks Maina missed.Githurai have set up another mouth-watering quarterfinal match and they will play against Cheza Ukipenda on Thursday 27, at 11am.Koth Biro will resume December 27 at Ziwani GroundsIn other matches, in what has been termed as a fierce and highly competitive sibling rivalry Kingstone fc will be up against Shauri Moyo Utd on Thursday 27, at 3pm.Friday 28, at 11am, there will be fireworks as Black Mamba who pundits describe as the tournament favorites will face off against Bunded fcSame day in the afternoon at 3pm, Dandora’s giants, Piuretto fc will square it out against Sinema in what promises to be a highly tactical match.As the teams take the Christmas break they are much aware of the task that lies in wait ahead as a win will propel the winner to the much coveted money bracket, the semi-finals.Koth Biro 2018 as always is hosted at Ziwani GroundsThis season, the winner will walk away with a guaranteed three hundred thousand, 1st runner-up one hundred thousand, 2nd runner-up Sh75,000 and 3rd runner-up fifty thousand shillings all courtesy of leading sports gaming company, SportPesa.The best goalkeeper, best player and top scorer will also be awarded with Kenya’s top goalkeeper, orwegian based Arnold Origi. The official Kothbiro trophy courtesy of Pamojah Movement from Germany, among other trophies, has arrived in the Country too.Black Mamba, Kingstone and Piuretto have been deemed as the front-runners in the 40th edition of the tournament. As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, 4 veterans teams will fight off for the wazee’s title.A1000 wazee will incorporate players from Kaloleni and neighbourhoods around Jogoo road and Mombasa road, Pumwani veterans will have players from Pumwani and areas around Eastleigh, Shauri Moyo, Buru Buru etc, Mashteam legends will include players from Ziwani, Kariokor, CBD, Westlands etc and a Kothbiro All Stars team that will have all team managers, coaches, media.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FISHING BOAT ARRIVES HOME AFTER DRAMATIC NINE HOUR ORDEAL

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first_imgThe stricken fishing vessel, the Mary Ellen, last night eventually made it to shore on its own power after a dramatic day at sea off the coast of Donegal.Donegal Daily yesterday revealed how the crabber, with five crew men on board, was floating without power a mile and a half off Fanad Head.The Lough Swilly Lifeboat was dispatched to tow the boat back to port. However the tow rope snapped a number of times and eventually the All Weather Lifeboat from Portrush was also dispatched to the scene.Both boats managed to pull the fishing vessel to the mouth of Lough Swilly where its skipper finally found power and the boat returned on its own steam.There were no injuries after the nine hour ordeal.FISHING BOAT ARRIVES HOME AFTER DRAMATIC NINE HOUR ORDEAL was last modified: December 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Jazz, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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first_imgJoin us Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to get live news and analysis during the Warriors’ game against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena.The Warriors (40-15) should be tested severely by the Jazz (32-24), who have won 12 of its last 15 and also have beaten Golden State four of the last five times the teams have met. The Jazz last handed the Warriors a 108-103 loss in Utah on Dec. 19 when Rudy Gobert (17 points, 15 rebounds) and Jae Crowder (18 points, 11 rebounds) beat up on Golden State down low. …last_img read more

Google Fixes What It Broke: Apps Sync for Outlook Now Actually Works

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first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Tags:#enterprise Earlier this month, Google attempted to make a shot across Microsoft’s bow with an Apps Sync for Outlook. Unfortunately for them, it completely fizzled when Microsoft made clear that the plugin disabled key Outlook functionality. Google admitted as much at the time. But today, they’ve announced that the issues have been fixed. Windows Desktop Search now works, and users can control how the archiving operates. For those who continued to use the completely dysfunctional version, Google will save you from yourself by automatically updating to the current release. The ProblemThe most serious problem with the Google Apps Sync was that it interfered with Windows Desktop Search, making all Outlook data (not just what was synchronized with Gmail) completely inaccessible to indexing and thus making your email a complete quagmire. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now The FixTo fix this, Google says they “worked closely with Microsoft,” to make sure both the Desktop Search and the standard Outlook search play nicely with the plugin. In what looks like an attempt to appease Microsoft more than anything else, they also have taken steps to make crystal clear where data is being stored, and making autoarchiving something users can control. In addition to the fix, Google threw a lifeline to those still stuck in 1996 with support for access to Windows Live Hotmail via the Outlook Connector plugin. last_img read more

Google Reader Gets a Demotion

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first_imgTags:#Google#web Google has quietly moved the link to access Google Reader, its online RSS reader service, below the top level navigation fold for Gmail users. Some Google Reader users are complaining about the move as an inconvenience, but the biggest loss will be to those users who have yet to start using Reader. The Picasa photo service has replaced Reader in navigation bar. Reader is now the first option that appears when a user clicks “more.” While this will likely decrease the frequency with which new users discover the magic that is RSS, it’s probably also a recognition that the service isn’t being used as enthusiastically as anyone had hoped. It may also be related to the fact that Picasa generates revenue for Google and Reader does not.While following publishers on Facebook or Twitter has become the most popular way for web users to subscribe to content from chosen sources, there’s something tragic about each step RSS takes further into the background. An acronym for Really Simple Syndication, RSS really is very simple. It’s also incredibly powerful and full of rich potential.Firefox recently announced that it too would be moving the RSS feed icon button to the background of its browser by default. Browser extensions are already available to resolve all these problems for users who consider them a problem – the biggest issue is for those who won’t even know what they’ve lost.As someone who has used RSS daily and in many, many ways, ever since my discovery of the technology changed my life and set me out into this wonderful new career I have – I struggle to articulate its importance, its potential and why it ought to be moved to the foreground, not the background, of the web use experience.Perhaps this will help: RSS is a simple, flexible, powerful way to bring new content from sites all around the web to one place, as soon as it’s available, without going to look for it. It’s a magical, automated, completely personalized river of news.It doesn’t depend on someone else Tweeting about it, it’s a tool that you can do all kinds of things with. Perhaps most people aren’t interested in doing much with the web besides reading articles, playing games, watching videos and posting photos. Surely there are millions and millions of people who feel otherwise, though, and RSS is a great tool for doing more. For more, see these articles: How to Build a Social Media Cheat Sheet About Any TopicSeven Tips for Making the Most of Your RSS ReaderRSS reader guy picture from FastIcon. marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Steve Bryerton: How To Get 95% Accurate Sales Intelligence, Every Time – Episode #106

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:31 — 17.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThe data we refer to as “sales intelligence” is one of the most frustrating necessities for sales teams. It’s information you have to have in order to do your job effectively, but it can be a Catch 22. You can only be as effective as the data you have, and the data is changing all the time and often difficult to find. Steve Bryerton and the team at DiscoverOrg are changing the way that sales data and intelligence is gathered, and have a team of 300 people who are curating data for salespeople by hand, every day. You’ve got to hear what has motivated this unprecedented step and how the DiscoverOrg team is able to offer a 95% accuracy guarantee. It’s on this episode of In The Arena.@SteveBryerton: How To Get 95% Accurate #Sales Intelligence, Every Time – Episode #107 OF #InTheArena @DiscoverOrgClick To TweetWhat’s the most important piece of sales intelligence that sales reps are in need of?Believe it or not, it’s an accurate phone number. It’s amazing how many incredible startups or progressive companies that are poised to change the world, force interested customers, clients, and partners to connect with them through a web form. Period. No phone number is even available on their website. Both Anthony and his guest, Steve Bryerton believe the day will come when these world-changing companies will rethink that decision and begin to provide a phone number to make a connection with their company more easily accessible. But until then, what do sales reps do? There are only two choices… you do the legwork of finding the contact data yourself, or you make use of those who make the task their business, literally. Listen to find out how you can make use of a professional team of sales intelligence detectives.Sales Intelligence is a moving target. But you’ve still got to hit itEvery salesperson has experienced the scenario: You spend time on social media, scouring the internet, and researching company websites to find the exact right email or phone number for the person you want to speak to. But you can’t find it. Why? People move from one position to another within companies, they are hired away by competitors, their IT department changes the format of email addresses but hasn’t had time to update the website to reflect the changes. Lots of reasons. Spending time trying to find contact info is not the best use of your time, but what else can you do? Steve Bryerton and the DiscoverOrg team have an option for you… let their team do that legwork for you. On this episode, you’ll hear how you can get a free trial of their service and experience the relief and power of instant, accurate sales intelligence, every time.#Sales Intelligence is a moving target. But you’ve still got to hit it @SteveBryerton @DiscoverOrgClick To TweetWhat kind of accuracy does your sales intelligence contain?Suppose you’ve spent hours gathering data to contact the right person within the company you’re about to pitch. You make the call. You send the email. And it’s the wrong number or extension. The email is returned as inaccurate. Going back to square one has never been so painful. Is there a better way? Steve Bryerton says there is. In fact, the team at DiscoverOrg are focused on finding solutions that problem every day. In this conversation, you can hear how Steve and his team are providing 95% accurate data to sales leaders all around the world.Accurate, actionable, comprehensive data on your target buyers is availableAnthony’s guest on this episode of In The Arena, Steve Bryerton is a Sales Leader at DiscoverOrg, a company that provides datasets that contain the most accurate and robust sales and marketing intelligence available in the market. The company uses a proprietary combination of technology, tools, and integrations and then human-verifies the data at least every 60 days. That enables them to guarantee a level of accuracy no other data provider can deliver. Toward the end of this episode, Steve explains how you can get a trial of the DiscoverOrg service to discover just how accurate their data is, so don’t miss his amazing offer.Accurate, actionable, comprehensive data on your target #buyers is available @SteveBryerton #sales @DiscoverOrg Click To TweetOutline of this great episode The state of sales data in 2018 What are the best data points salespeople need? The number of contacts and accounts Steve recommends to be effective The primary differentiation between Steve’s company and others who do the same thing How you can get a trial of Discover.org and what you can expect from itResources & Links mentioned in this episodeThe Outbound ConferenceDiscoverOrg – Steve is Director of Sales for the companySalesforceThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Tweets you can use to share this episodeWhat’s the most important piece of #sales intelligence that sales reps are in need of? @SteveBryerton @DiscoverOrgClick To TweetWhat kind of accuracy does your #sales intelligence contain? @SteveBryerton @DiscoverOrgClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Why ‘Sexual Mind Control’ Is Rare in Nature

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first_imgParasites don’t just cause nasty infections; they can also take over the minds of their hosts. The Ophiocordyceps fungus, for example, forces ants to climb up the stems of plants, where they die and release the fungus’s spores into the air to infect more ants. Likewise, it would make sense for sexually transmitted parasites to force their hosts to have sex more. But biologists have found very few examples of this in nature. A new study may explain why.To figure out why there isn’t more “sexual mind control” in nature, theoretical ecologist Ludek Berec, of the Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and biological mathematician Daniel Maxin, of Valparaiso University in Indiana, turned to mathematical modeling. They created two strains of a hypothetical parasite species: an “ancestor” that did not make its hosts have sex more, and a mutant that did. Then they turned the two strains loose in a hypothetical host population and watched the parasites compete until the mutant strain either died out or replaced its ancestor.If the mutant strain replaced its ancestor, the researchers introduced a new mutant that had even more power over its host’s sex life. They then watched the two strains compete again, introduced yet another, stronger mutant when the old one outcompeted its predecessor, and so on. 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Instead, they either lost the ability to influence their host’s mating behavior or they died out. The researchers speculate that sexual mind control either costs too much energy for the parasite, causes too much harm to the host, or both. For example, the host might become so focused on sex that it doesn’t spend enough time searching for food and water. Furthermore, for a parasite to alter its host’s sex drive, it might have to pour a lot of its energy into pumping out powerful hormones, which could weaken it in the long term. The findings will help epidemiologists better understand how sexually transmitted diseases spread—not only parasites visible to the naked eye, but also bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic invaders, says evolutionary biologist Patrick Abbot, of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, who was not involved with the work. Describing the characteristics of mating-enhancing parasites and their host populations may also help field biologists find more of such parasites in the real world, he notes.last_img read more