Def. champ Garcia three back of three leaders in Qatar

first_imgDOHA, Qatar – Bernd Wieseberger birdied his last hole to join South Africans Branden Grace and George Coetzee on top of the Qatar Masters leaderboard after the second round on Thursday. Wieseberger’s 6-under-par 66 included four consecutive birdies from his fourth hole, the par-3 No. 13. The Austrian totaled 9-under 135 to share a one-shot lead with Grace (68) and Coetzee (67). Wieseberger and Coetzee teed off in the morning, while Grace enjoyed near windless conditions in the afternoon, and was surprised at the end of the day that nobody achieved double figures under par. ”I really thought somebody was going to push (10 under),” said Grace, who won his fifth European Tour title last month in South Africa. ”You saw the guys from this morning, there were 6 unders and 5 unders and 7 unders, and nobody really pushed toward the end of the day.” Grace thought one of the reasons could be that the greens were not that much quicker than he thought. ”They (greens) are still very good. They didn’t spike up at all, so it’s a big surprise nobody really pushed on,” he said. Scotland’s Marc Warren (65), South Korea’s Byeong-hun An (69), and Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo(69) were one stroke behind at 8 under. Warren shared the day’s best score with England ‘s Tommy Fleetwood and Sweden’s Johan Carlsson. Defending champion Sergio Garcia was three shots behind the leaders at 6 under after consecutive 69s. Charl Schwartzel shot a 6-over 78 to finish at 3 over, missing the cut by four strokes. Earlier, Wieseberger, who tied for sixth at last week’s Abu Dhabi Championship, dropped only one shot at the par-4 seventh, but quickly carded a birdie to finish an impressive day. ”I feel comfortable. I haven’t really expected it, especially because I played quite poorly last year,” said Wiesberger, who won his only two tour titles in 2012. ”It gives me great confidence; if I keep on doing what I’m doing, I’ve worked on the right things the last couple of weeks, and it shows.” Coetzee matched him with six birdies. ”I’m playing well. My swing is coming along slightly, and I’m putting pretty nicely,” Coetzee said. ”I’ve just got to wait for my birdies and not force it and kind of play the golf course like I know it.”last_img read more

NFL Matchtracker: Cavan V Galway

first_img36min – Shane Walsh slots over the bar to give Galway a great start to the second half37min – Jack Brady free gets Cavan off the mark for the 2nd half39min – David Giveny and Eammon Brannigan exchange scores44min – Gearoid McKiernan puts 4 between the sides before Damien Comer responds with a free50min – Galway Sub Johnny Heaney ON Danny Cummins OFF51min – Eammon Brannigan with a good score to help lift Galway, two point margin54min – Galway Sub Adrian Varley ON Patrick Sweeney OFF57min- Liam Buchanan with an important score for Cavan59min – Eugene Keating gives Cavan a four point lead, uphill struggle now for Galway with 10mins left61min – Black Card for Liam Buchanan for Cavan63min – Shane Walsh brings Galway back within a goal65min – Shane Walsh with a free raises the tension at Breffni park.66min – Cleared off the line, Damien Comer’s shot is cleared bt the Cavan corner back68min – A long Cavan build up results in a score from Eugene Keating, and only needing a draw it looks like they are on their way to Division 1.70min – With 4 minutes to be added Shane Walsh brings it back to 2 again.70+1min – Gearoid McKiernan with a swift response for Cavan70+4min – Niall Murray closes the game out with a score and Cavan will go on to meet Tyrone in the Division 2 finalFIRST HALF1min – Yellow card for Cavan. Thomas Corr right from the throw in2min – Brady with a free adds the first change to the scoreboard3min – David Wynn opens the scoring for Galway5min – Danny Cummins collects well, turns and slots over.7min – GOAL Cavan, Galway goal chance but pass is intercepted and Cavan go down the field and Givney blasts home10min –  2 quick points from Damien Comer and Gary Sice with a free levels matters.11min – GOAL Galway, ball rebounds off the post and Patrick Sweeney finishes to the net.14min – Killian Clarke bursts forward for Cavan and chips it over the bar15min – Gary Sice with a brilliant strike from a difficult free and Galway keep the scores ticking over18min – Gearoid McKeirnan curls one over the bar to the applause of the Cavan crowd and two the margin again19min – Yellow Card for Galway full back Declan Kyne for an of the ball jersey pull20min –  The Cavan goalkeeper Raymond Galligan strikes a 45m kick high and over and back to a one point margin now.22min – A big roar from the Breffni crowd as they level through Gearoid McKiernan30min – Darren McVeety gives Cavan the lead and Gearoid McKiernan adds another35min – Another free from Raymond Galligan give Cavan a three point lead before first half injury timeHALF TIME Cavan 1-8 Galway 1-5Galway Team1. Manus Breathnach2. David Wynne3. Declan Kyne4. Cathal Sweeney5. Liam Silke6. Gary O’Donnell7. Gareth Bradshaw8. Tom Flynn9. Paul Conroy10. Eamon Brannigan11. Patrick Sweeney12. Gary Sice13. Shane Walsh14. Danny Cummins15. Damien Comer4 changes to the Galway team to play Cavan from the side that drew with Fermanagh last Sunday. Fiontan O’Curraoin (injured), Johnny Heaney, Eddie Hoare and Adrian Varley are replaced by Gareth Bradshaw, Amon Brannigan, Patrick Sweeney and Danny Cummins.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email SECOND HALF CAVAN 1-16 V GALWAY 1-12 – Breffni Park-  NFL Round 7- 2pmlast_img read more

Tim Rebowe Named Nicholls Head Football Coach

first_imgIn 1995, Rebowe took his first collegiate job, joining Darren Barbier’s staff at Nicholls. From ’95-‘99, he served as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator before coaching the receivers in 2000. Rebowe was part of the biggest turnaround in FCS history as the Colonels went 0-11 in ’95 before earning a playoff spot the very next season with an 8-4 mark. “I think they hired the right man for the job,” Hudspeth said. “Tim is going to bring to Nicholls State University a wealth of excitement, a winning attitude and great experience of recruiting in the state of Louisiana. I have no doubt that they will be successful and will be one of the top teams in the Southland Conference.” “Both on and off the field, Tim has played a huge part in the success that we have had with the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, winning three consecutive bowl games, a Sun Belt Conference championship and having the highest team GPA in the Sun Belt Conference,” Hudspeth said. Rebowe has helped lead the Ragin’ Cajun program to three consecutive bowl victories and a conference championship under head coach Mark Hudspeth. During his tenure at ULL, Rebowe has served as the safeties coach (2004-07, 2011-14) and linebackers coach (2008-10). Rebowe’s group had a stellar year in his first season as defensive backs coach in 2004 as the defense ranked 11th in the nation in passing yards allowed. Both of his starting safeties that year, C.C. Brown and Antwain Spann, would go on to the NFL. The following season, the pass defense finished 23rd in the nation in yards allowed. Rebowe began his coaching career in 1988 at his alma mater, Destrehan High School. While at Destrehan, Rebowe coached future NFL Hall of Famer Ed Reed. Pending the approval of the University of Louisiana Systems board, Rebowe, a 51-year old native of Norco, La., will become the 10th head coach in the program’s history. Rebowe not only brings a wealth of experience coaching at the collegiate level, but has strong ties to the state of Louisiana, having coached within the borders his entire career. THIBODAUX, La. – Tim Rebowe, who coached at Louisiana-Lafayette as an assistant for 11 seasons and was a former assistant coach at Nicholls for six years, has been named head football coach at Nicholls State University, Director of Athletics Rob Bernardi announced on Friday. “Coach Rebowe brings extensive recruiting and coaching expertise and tons of enthusiasm to the Nicholls football program,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy, Nicholls president. “During a community huddle held last month, Colonel fans expressed to me the importance of hiring a coach who would be active in the community, aggressively recruit local and regional student athletes, and build a competitive program on a tight budget. With those qualities in mind, Coach Rebowe rose to the top of a highly qualified applicant pool. I’m excited to welcome Tim back to Nicholls, and I’m confident that he will bring a competitive spirit to the football program while spreading Colonel pride throughout the Bayou Region.” Last season under Rebowe’s tutelage, the Cajuns tied for the Sun Belt lead with 14 interceptions. In 2011, his safeties combined for five interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns. As a linebackers coach, Rebowe guided the team’s leading tackler in all three seasons and also had two players earn All-Sun Belt recognition. Following his stint with Nicholls, Rebowe coached the cornerbacks at ULM from 2001-03. Rebowe earned his bachelor of science in physical education from LSU in 1987. He is married to the former Kim Robichaux and they have a daughter, Samantha, and a son, Tyler, who is an infielder on the Colonel baseball team.last_img read more

Trump wants to be America’s 1st tin pot tyrant – he wants to jail…

first_imgIn a debate on Sunday night, the Republican Party candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America, Donald Trump, declared that should he be elected President, he would lock up Hillary Clinton, his Democratic Party opponent. He wants to be America’s first ever “tin pot” tyrant. Many Americans were horrified by the declaration, likening the threat to what happens in certain “banana” republics and dictatorships. Locking up political opponents is a lamentable act, but not rare where despots and tyrants reign. Trump threatened to take America down the “third world” realm of dictators and tyrants.Just recently, before the May 2015 elections, APNU/AFC leaders constantly threatened that should they win they will lock up former President Bharat Jagdeo, President Donald Ramotar and many of their cabinet members, including me, Roger Luncheon, Ashni Singh, Anil Nandlall and Irfaan Ally. Those threats were made in Parliament many times and became a staple of virtually every speech made by APNU/AFC leaders during the election campaign. They claimed they had the evidence and given an electoral mandate, APNU/AFC would exercise unfettered power to lock up their political opponents and in their own words “throw away the key”. While some of their supporters reacted with glee, most Guyanese were appalled, just as most Americans are horrified by Trump’s threats.Unfortunately, locking up political opponents is part of our colonial political heritage and part of the modus operandi of dictators and tyrants. Cheddi Jagan and many of the political leaders of the People’s Progressive Party were locked up by the British Government in Guyana. While Burnham, their hand-picked dictator, did not lock up Cheddi Jagan, the People’s National Congress did lock up several leaders of the People’s Progressive Party during the PNC-led dictatorship after Independence. Today, the APNU/AFC is using several different strategies to intimidate their political opponents. The point is that countries like Guyana and too many others around the world with fledgling democracies or still fighting for democracy too often endure the despicable reality that political opponents are imprisoned and intimidated.The ‘tin pot” dictators who threaten and lock up their opponents are not people that leaders in democratic countries emulate. But Donald Trump, the candidate for President of America, has gone there. He wants to be America’s first “tin pot” dictator. After my initial shock that a candidate for the Presidency of America could make such a public threat to lock up his opponent, I realised that Trump is deep down a dictator. The people he admires are all “tin pot” tyrants – Kim Jong-un of Korea, Putin of Russia. He does not seem to recognise that jailing your political opponent takes America to a dangerous, chilling place it has never been, far from making America great. Trump, with his anti-immigration policies, does not recognise that most Americans ancestries are linked to escaping tyrants.Trump places American foreign policy and diplomats in a lamentable place. When “tin pot” tyrants threaten, intimidate and jail their political opponents, America and its diplomats are expected to stand up and reject such violation of democratic principles. For more than 240 years, America has rejected the practice of locking up political opponents and has even gone to war to defend citizens against such dastardly violations of human rights and democratic principles. Electing Trump threatens political leaders around the world because tyrants and dictators will quote Trump that this is the spoils of winning an election.These are present and recent examples of the people he wants to be like: former Ukrainian President Viktor Fedorovych; the military Junta in Myanmar that locked up Aung San Suu Kyi, the present Prime Minister, for almost two decades; Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni; Zambian President Edgar Lungu; Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe; Congolese President Joseph Kabila; Cambodian President Hun Sen; Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso; President Maduro of Venezuela; in addition to Putin and Kim Un Jung.Trump speaks with relish about locking up his political opponent, he boasts about sexual assault of women because his wealth and fame provides him with entitlements. His claim of making America great again is really dog whistle for bringing dictatorship to America. His mission is to return America to a monarchy, but worse to install a despot as the head of America and the free world. This is what America must resist. But there are lessons for Guyana. We get what we wish for sometimes.   (Please send comments to [email protected])last_img read more

Qantas plans for Cathay Hong Kong codeshare hit turbulence

first_imgPhoto: Cathay Pacific An application by Qantas to codeshare with Cathay Pacific on routes between Hong Kong and Australia faces further scrutiny from Australian authorities.The International Air Services Commission has written to the Flying Kangaroo seeking more information on its application to codeshare and asking the Australian carrier to address the ministerial criteria relating to competition, tourism and trade.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has also indicated it plans to make a submission on the application once it receives more information from the carrier.IASC officials want Qantas to respond to concerns raised by Virgin Australia in a submission lodged earlier this week that the codeshare would be detrimental to travelers and increase the market power of the two airlines.Virgin said in its application that Qantas and Cathay currently dominated the Hong Kong route, holding a combined frequency share of 88 percent and a combined seat capacity share of 90 percent.READ: Virgin opposes Qantas-Cathay codeshare It argued the Qantas application did not provide enough information for interested parties such as itself and the competition watchdog to properly assess and comment on the application.“Notwithstanding the paucity of information in Qantas’ application, any strengthening of the cooperation with Cathay Pacific is likely to increase the market power that the two carriers individually and collectively hold on the Hong Kong route,’’ the Virgin application said,“This would inevitably diminish the competitive forces in the market and may lead to higher airfares and reduced choices for customers, with corresponding implications for Australian tourism andIn a letter released Friday, IASC chair Ian Douglas asked Qantas to provide details on how the proposed codeshare would achieve the IASC Act objective of enhancing the welfare of Australians by promoting economic efficiency through competition in the provision of international air services.He said this should result in increased responsiveness by airlines to the needs of consumers, including an increased range of choices and benefits;  growth in Australian tourism and trade; and the maintenance of Australian carriers capable of competing effectively with airlines of foreign countries.The letter asked Qantas to specify the city-pairs on which it proposed to codeshare with Cathay and provide passenger numbers and market share for each as well as yield and load factors.Virgin calculated that in the 12 months ending October 2018, both airlines recorded passenger load factors exceeding 80 percent and together carried 92 percent of all passengers traveling between Australia and Hong Kong.Qantas said it would be responding to the request for more information.last_img read more

New York Times Puts Reader Comments on Main Page – Good Idea?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Silicon Alley Insider spotted the New York Times web site displaying reader comments prominently under the top story on their front page today. The comments in-and-of themselves are not newsworthy — they came from a post on the site’s news blog and the Times has linked to comment threads on the main page before. But this is, to anyone’s recollection, the first time the site has actually displayed the actual comments themselves on the site.Henry Blodget at Silicon Alley Insider thought the move was a good one, writing, “Hats off to the company’s web team for this smart move!” Other bloggers weren’t so upbeat. While it seems that the NYT times took pains to make sure that comments from both ends of the political spectrum were represented for their main page selections — often to one extreme or the other — and comments were edited to fit the space, I do question the wisdom of giving reader commentary such prominence on the site’s index page.Image from Silicon Alley Insider.We’ve praised news sites for adding reader commenting as a feature to their web sites in the past, and we recently had kind words about the New York Times Facebook app. However, giving reader comments such a prominent position is dangerous. Readers of news sites (and blogs) go to those specific destinations to read news in the voice they expect — not to see a public argument from commenters.I would applaud an expansion of New York Times comments beyond blogs to general news stories — I think commenting is great; it gives readers an outlet for instant response and keeps writers honest. But publishing comments on the main page, especially so prominently under the main story, seems like a bad idea. What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below (we won’t publish them on the main page, though!). josh catone 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Inzaghi unsure over Lazio pair

first_imgLazio boss Simone Inzaghi admits he has doubts over whether Joaquin Correa and Felipe Caicedo will be fit to face Celtic in the Europa League tomorrow. Caicedo came off injured against Milan last weekend, whilst Correa picked up a knock in training, and Inzaghi states the pair will have to be evaluated. “I have to evaluate their condition very carefully, but I’ll ask them to make sacrifices. I believe in them,” he said at a Press conference. The coach then revealed he had toyed with the idea of using Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto or even youngster Bobby Adekanye in attack. “I’ll play my strongest team. [Ciro] Immobile and [Senad] Lulic were a little tired yesterday, but I’m confident that these two will play. “I don’t have a clear idea yet [of my starting XI], but I know [Stefan] Radu and [Adam] Marusic definitely won’t make it. [Danilo] Cataldi is suspended.” The Aquile’s task has been made a tad more difficult by parts of their curva being closed for racist behaviour. “We’re obliged to win, we want to move up the group but it won’t be easy against a Celtic side who have a lot of quality and players who can put us in trouble at any time. “I think it’ll be a beautiful day of sport and a beautiful game. May the best team win. Hopefully it’s Lazio. “I know many Celtic fans will arrive and that part of the [Curva] Nord will be closed, but we expect lots of Biancocelesti to support us anyway.” Lazio lost 2-1 to Celtic in the first game between the sides last month. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

HubSpot TV – Infecting Your Market with Viral Video

first_img suggests otherwise. HubSpot TV Episode #19 – December 12, 2008 How to interact on Twitter – @karenrubin @mvolpe Mailbag ! Question: Do you enjoy the extra content we have been posting to the iTunes feed? Thanks for the feedback on the show length! Marketing Takeaway: Make sure you are using your blog to have a conversation. No one cares about your products, so talk about what’s really interesting to your customers. Submit your votes for best viral video of 2008 to us…. Intro Search Advertising Surges in Q4 Marketing Tip of the Week @indyjones would love to know more about best practices for twitter bio. I’ve had good luck with @grader suggestions based on bios, but Remember to subscribe in iTunes – Viral Videos Subscribe in iTunes @davecriswell asked When/How should you initially interact with inbound leads? Maybe don’t mention your brand: TiVo Shows Ads on Pause Like HubSpot TV? Marketing Takeaway: Print news is dying, find alternative methods to marketing. HINT: Look at inbound marketing. Squeeze Pages as an inbound marketing technique, good or bad?  Marketing Takeaway: Recessions make people focus more on inbound marketing.  Gatorade Ball Girl Chicago Tribune and the Death of Newspapers Marketing Takeaway: Make sure you have a good friendly photo of yourself to use on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, your blog and other social media sites. Headlines Closing 84% of Corporate Blogs Suck Marketing Takeaway: Figure out how to make your ads less interruptive. You Oughta Know Inbound Marketing Forum Fodder Smiling in your Facebook Photo Gets You More Friends Originally published Dec 13, 2008 2:47:00 PM, updated July 04 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Why Google+ Matters to Marketers With @Shama Kabani [@InboundNow #32]

center_img this feature will be available in a few months If you don’t have the resources to constantly maintain everything, It won’t take you much time. It’s free to do. The difficult thing won’t be getting followers now. It will be maintaining followers as we move forward. SEO Google’s thought process behind this is that people live their lives in layers. We have a layer of professional friends. We have a layer of close friends. We have a bunch of different layers. Google+ lets you create different circles and share things with specific people based on your relationship and by dragging and dropping them into a circle. . social media and inbound marketing podcast “Google’s gotten a lot of flack over time in terms of the quality of its search results. They’re a smart company. They know this. So the only way to really fix this is to make search smarter. And you make it smarter by making it relevant, and you make it relevant by letting people ‘plus one’ it.” If you do nothing else with Google+ right now, go in and Contact me on Twitter Would you like to see a particular marketing mastermind on the show? @DavidWells . She was on the Top 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs in America list by Businessweek, and she’s been named an Online Marketing Shaman by Fast Company. Shama runs her own web TV show over at “Because Google is the king of search engines and rules a lot of traffic online, Google+ is going to play a big part in that.” Shama is the author of . By putting it on your site, it allows visitors to “plus one” it, thereby recommending it as a good article, page, etc. This is going to make search more social and play a part in how Google ranks websites. Originally published Aug 4, 2011 11:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Google has added . Don’t forget to check out Should You Wait to Sign Up for Google+? The Zen of Social Media Marketing How Much Time Should I Spend on Google+? Topics: ! contact page set up your profile .) her web TV show , and on Google+ by searching for Don’t forget to share this post! Right now is a great time to ask questions on Google+ because the most active users are there. Over time, Google+ will get diluted with people (like Twitter and Facebook), and the engagement will be lower. Shama Kabani joins us for another exciting episode of Inbound Now, HubSpot’s Google+ is very different than other social networks because it was built by the king of search engines, Google. You want to be an early adopter of Google+ because it will play a roll in social interaction going forward. and The Google +1 Button and its future impact on SEO In this episode, we chat about:last_img read more