NFL to conduct summit for young women during Super Bowl week

first_imgSerena Williams, Robin Roberts, Condoleezza Rice and ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza joined league Commissioner Roger Goodell in San Francisco Feb. 4-5, 2016. (NFL Photo/File)HOUSTON (AP) _ The NFL will conduct a women’s summit during Super Bowl week that will focus on young women’s personal development and achievement.Commissioner Roger Goodell is scheduled to appear and speak at the two-day event, dubbed “Plays For Life.” It will also feature leaders from across the NFL and elsewhere who will speak about their personal journeys and participate in a discussion about how to achieve goals, prepare for life’s challenges, and best utilize the tools that are critical for personal and professional development.Approximately 250 Houston-area teenage girls have been invited to the Feb. 3-4 summit. They will also engage in interactive activities, including a strategy lab led by current and former NFL players and coaches. An onsite “AwesomenessTV” studio will be available so they can learn about content development and presentation style.The league is collaborating with the Super Bowl host committee and the Houston chapter of Women in Sports and Events (WISE).Also scheduled to appear are Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy; Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and linebacker Thomas Davis; Olympic champions Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman; Jane Skinner Goodell; and Meredith Walker, co-creator and executive director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.Other organizations involved include I AM THAT GIRL, ProtectHer, and The Girls’ Lounge.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Unhappy Cadiz fans share their thoughts about new signing Dani Guiza

first_imgDani Guiza, who has been presented as Cadiz’s newest signing in the Segunda B, has assured that he is not going “to let down” those who have faith in his transfer and that he will give “everything” for the shirt. 01/08/2015 Throughout his long history, Guiza has played for Xerez, Dos Hermanas, Real Mallorca, Recreativo Huelva, Barcelona B, Murcia, Getafe, Fenerbahce, Darul Takzin and Cerro Porteno. He has won both the Turkish league and Supercup with Fenerbahce, as well as the Apertura and Clausara with Cerro Porteno. Due to this, the new Cadiz striker, who has signed a one-year-deal with the club, firstly “asked for forgiveness” and recounted that he had said some “silly things” in his life. The striker has a long career history, with the highlight being his inclusion in the Spain squad that won the 2008 European Championship in Austria and Switzerland. Guiza insists that he has “matured” a lot due to being a professional footballer and that he will “sweat for the shirt” and “contribute in order to achieve promotion” to the Liga Adelante. EFE Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 06:09 CET Also, Guiza was the highest goalscorer in the top flight in 2007/2008 while with Mallorca, managing to score 27 times. The former Xerez man has assured that he is physically fit and revealed that he had “rejected many offers from abroad” to be in Cadiz, as well as not thinking about what both Cadiz fans and people from his native town would think. Club president Manuel Vizcaino has said that he wants “the best version” of his new player, who must “show his quality for Cadiz in order to help reach targets,” asking the fans to “give him a chance.” The player turns 35 this August, having spent the last two seasons at Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno, and was presented at Ramon de Carranza stadium. He was subject to protests from some Cadiz fans, unhappy with the fact that Dani Guiza has always been in favour of Xerez CD, where he started his career. There is a provincial rivalry between the two.last_img read more

New Admission Ticket Policy for Racehorse Owners

first_imgComhghairdeas and Declan McDonogh wins the Kildare Post Maiden for the Men Of Forty Eight Syndicate.The Curragh.Photo: Patrick McCann 07.08.2017 The Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) today announced the introduction of a standard policy of additional tickets for racehorse owners at Irish racecourses, commencing on December 1 at Limerick and Dundalk. The process of requesting the additional tickets will be managed between each individual racecourse and the Ownership Department of Horse Racing Ireland. Tickets must be requested in advance of the stated deadline with full information available on www.racehorseownership.ie/tickets.Paddy Walsh, Chief Executive, Association of Irish Racecourses:“To have the unanimous support of all the racecourses on this ticketing policy is a significant statement of the importance Irish racecourses place on the support of racehorse owners. Irish racecourses have made significant capital investments in recent years with the ownership experience one of our top priorities, and today’s announcement is another positive step.”Aidan McGarry, Owner Relations Manager, Horse Racing Ireland:“Racecourse admission was one of the main concerns raised in the most recent Racehorse Owner Survey carried out by Horse Racing Ireland. The racecourses are such an important stakeholder in the racehorse owner’s experience so together with the investment in owner facilities through the Horse Racing Ireland Racecourse Capital Development Fund, this is an excellent offering. Ensuring that all syndicate members receive admission is particularly welcomed and the support from the racecourses is greatly appreciated.”Aiden Burns, Manager, Association of Irish Racehorse Owners:“The Association of Irish Racehorse Owners, on behalf of owners, very much welcomes and appreciates what the racecourses have agreed to. The allocation of additional tickets will not only be a boost to Syndicates and other types of owners but could play a part in attracting more people into racehorse ownership.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Along with their current allocation of AIR access cards, sole owners, partnerships, clubs and companies can request up to an additional four admission tickets. A syndicate can request admission for any registered member of the syndicate who does not have an AIR card, thereby ensuring all members receive admission when they have a runner.last_img read more

Grand Forks edges LVR in WK Junior Boy’s Hoop Final

first_imgMatti Erickson added nine points for LVR.The Bombers, the second seed in the tournament, advanced to the final by stopping Salmo Falcons 47-37 in the semi-final.Nathaniel Pan and Kataoka each scored 11 points to lead LVR.LVR finishes the season with an impressive 11-2 record, capturing the J. Lloyd Crowe tournament and finishing fifth at the Fernie Falcons event.In Trail, the LVR Junior Girls lost to host Crowe Hawks by a wide margin in the West Kootenay Final.The Bombers defeated Salmo Falcons 27-15 to advance to the semi-final round.Cayanne Caney and Stine Ralfs each had seven points while Madeline Holitzki added six against the Falcons. Inconsistency around the basket proved to be the difference for the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers at the West Kootenay High School Junior Boy’s Basketball Championships held in Grand Forks.The host Wolves secured a 48-43 victory over the Bombers in the final of the Zone Tournament.Meteo Kataoka scored 23 points to lead the Bombers offensively, connecting for 18 points from beyond the three-point arc.last_img read more

Kruger Park tightens security

first_img6 February 2013 South Africa’s Kruger National Park has started implementing new and improved security measures to crack down on poaching and other crimes in the reserve, South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on Monday. The measures are meant to build on current security arrangements. “We have taken a decision to deploy a crop of newly trained rangers to assist with policing and security at all our main entrance gates,” head of communications at SANParks, Wanda Mkutshulwa, said in a statement. “These rangers will help with search and seizure duties where necessary, as well as the arrest of offenders.” The rangers have also been trained in customer etiquette and sniffer dog handling. “Our tracker dogs have been instrumental in the many successful anti-poaching operations that we have decided to utilise sniffer dogs at our gates; we are in a fortunate situation where individuals and companies are assisting us with training and donations of these dogs,” Mkutshulwa said. “We are not pulling out any of our tracker dogs from their missions but have specially trained sniffer dogs ready for deployment.” The strategy forms part of the park’s wider strategy to combat rhino poaching. “We are at war and every single tactic will assist in ensuring that total control of all entry and exit points are managed by those tasked with the upkeep of the area integrity,” she said. “It is no secret that Kruger National Park has borne the brunt of these activities in recent times.” This follows reports of 57 rhinos having been killed in January alone. “If we are serious about winning this war, all commands must be marshaled from one point,” she said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

New on YouTube: Collaborative Annotations

first_imgfrederic lardinois Tags:#Google#news#Product Reviews#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting YouTube today introduced a new feature that allows publishers to invite others to annotate their videos. Just a few weeks ago, YouTube introduced a new annotation feature that made it easier for publishers to add speech bubbles or spotlights to their videos. Now, you can send a special link to your friends so that they can easily add their own witty comments to your videos.YouTube’s annotations editor now prominently features a link that you can share with your friends – or the whole Internet, if you choose to make it public. Commenters have to be logged in to YouTube to add annotations. The video’s owner can moderate these comments, though it does look like all new annotations are automatically added to the video immediately; there doesn’t seem to be a moderation queue.Some video producers have found innovative ways of using YouTube’s annotations feature, but often, they are only a distraction, and a lot of videos are simply better without them. Interestingly, YouTube acknowledged this in its announcement today and YouTube makes it pretty easy to turn annotations off altogether. Just go to your ‘Account Settings‘ and look for the Annotations settings (obviously, you have to be logged in to YouTube for this to work). Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Digg: Shouts Out, Share on Facebook and Twitter In

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market lidija davis During Digg’s Townhall (embedded below) this evening, founder Kevin Rose and CEO Jay Adelson announced that the shout feature on Digg will be removed later this week to be replaced with a new share option that will “streamline your ability to share on Facebook and Twitter.” According to an e-mail from Digg tonight, it will likely happen Thursday. “We’ve elected to remove shouts in favor of more popular sharing options, based on user feedback and broader market research,” a Digg spokesperson told us. The new share feature will also include an e-mail option.“Right now Digg is really focused on these product updates, you saw some of the things we’ve released recently [Facebook Connect, Diggbar, search], we really want to move Digg into more of a real-time environment.” Adelson said during the Townhall. Dupe detection, which has been promised to Digg users at about six previous Townhalls, is also on the way, according to Adelson “in just a few days.”The shout feature on Digg has been the bane of many a Digg user for some time. While originally created to encourage user interaction, it quickly became a hot tool for spammers. Additionally, many folk, including Mariana Peyton, who put the question “When will you resolve/shut down the shout feature and finally solve the power user issue?” to Adelson and Rose tonight, felt it was a tool used by power users to stake their claim on the site and get their submissions to the front page quicker.While Digg has yet to activate the new share feature, Muhammad Saleem, social media strategist and an active community member on Digg, tonight told ReadWriteWeb he can understand why Digg would want to remove the shout feature. “It’s become a way of spamming stories to hundreds of people to amass votes and promote junk,” he explained, “so I am definitely in favor of the removal as long as a new, better feature takes its place.” Unfortunately, he doesn’t think that a Twitter-share or Facebook-share option would be a better alternative – or even a good replacement for shouts.The Problem with ShoutsSaleem explained that Digg instituted shouts as a way for people to share stories with each other, assuming (or hoping) that people would share a story or two now and again with 10-12 of their close friends “like Kevin would send stuff to the Digg team, I would shout something to The Drill Down team, etc.” The problem, of course, was that the feature opened the door to a huge spam fest. People started amassing friends by the hundreds, and then shouting their stories to them in an effort to get the Diggs necessary to get to the front page. Most Diggers would tell you that once Digg realized how the system was being abused, they started limiting the feature, or minimizing the impact of the feature by requiring more Diggs (diversity) for stories that were getting votes as a result of shouts.“Now,” according to Saleem, “they need a better mechanism that still enables people to share things without being penalized, and at the same time they need a system that doesn’t get abused.”Because the system can still be abused.According to Reg Saddler, a.k.a Zaibatsu, power users don’t use shout. “Shout is superfluous on Digg. You use it to help out others, but you don’t really need it to get the word out about your stories.”Saddler, once a power user on Digg, is now making a name for himself on Twitter. According to Twitalyzer, Saddler’s ‘clout’ value stands at 100%. “On Twitter, I can send a tweet out every single hour to my 83K followers and drive traffic to Digg,” Saddler pointed out, “If you are a power user and you have a fan base on Twitter, you don’t need the shout feature on Digg.”This is not to say he spams his audience with worthless content; quite the opposite, Saddler has a keen eye for breaking news and is happy to share interesting stories with his online friends; Twitter just allows him to do it in real time.So what’s the answer?Whether Digg offers its users shouts, Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail, they’ll likely be faced with many of the same issues. According to Saleem, the only option that could work is for Digg to come up with more ground rules, but even that is a tall order. “They are leaders in the space, meaning they face issues many others don’t face because they’re not at the same level; the solutions they need are to problems that haven’t existed before for other companies.”So what do you think? Good move on Digg’s part or do you have a better solution in mind? We’d love your thoughts.Disclaimer: The author of this post co-hosts The Drill Down with Reg Saddler and Muhammad Saleem. Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

9 months agoBournemouth plan Brooks contract talks as Man Utd, Spurs circle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth plan Brooks contract talks as Man Utd, Spurs circleby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are ready to hand summer signing David Brooks a new deal.The Sun says they will offer Welsh wonder Brooks a huge pay rise to keep Manchester United and Tottenham at bay.Cherries boss Eddie Howe wants to reward the exciting midfielder who has been a star since signing from Sheffield United in the summer.United are drooling over former Manchester City youth Brooks and planning a move for him either in the summer or sooner if an auction starts.The Old Trafford club have been doing their homework on the 21-year-old, who plays for former United legend Ryan Giggs at international level, and think he would fit in well.Spurs are also long-term admirers of Brooks. last_img read more

Immense grief consuming friends family of alleged Winnipeg serial killers victims

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhile the police search for clues, friends and family gather for mutual support.They held a vigil outside the remand centre where Shawn Cameron Lamb is in custody.As APTN National News reporter Josh Grummett reports, they had only one request.last_img

Raikkonen says Formula One has become a bit of a hobby

first_imgSHANGHAI: Kimi Raikkonen says Formula One has become something of a ‘hobby’ for him, now that his Ferrari days are over and as he races towards his 40th birthday and a record number of starts. The 2007 world champion, whose birthday is in October, told reporters at the Chinese Grand Prix that he was enjoying life at Alfa Romeo. “I don’t have any special things that I try to motivate myself. It’s become more of a hobby for me lately than anything else and probably that’s why it’s more fun again,” said the Finn, who was much more in the spotlight at Ferrari. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I always try to do the best that I can. Some days it goes a bit better than others — but that’s how it goes when you do a lot of racing. Some days it’s a bit more tricky than others. It’s never really been an issue. “When I feel that it’s not what I expect from myself, then obviously I try to find a new hobby after that.” Formula One is celebrating its 1,000th world championship race in Shanghai and Raikkonen, who made his debut with Sauber — the team that is now Alfa — in 2001 has started 293 of them and won 21. Retired Brazilian Rubens Barrichello holds the record of 322 starts which means Raikkonen, whose contract runs to the end of next year, is on course to overtake him midway through the 2020 season. Raikkonen, who joined Alfa from Ferrari at the end of last season, has made a strong start with 10 points from two races.last_img read more