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‘Hull have hit form at the right time… 39 points should be enough for us’

By on December 28, 2019

first_imgMichael Dawson says Hull have hit form at the right time and believes another nine points should be enough to secure Premier League survival.The Tigers started the year bottom of the table, having collected just 13 points from their opening 20 games, but have been rejuvenated since Marco Silva replaced Mike Phelan as manager.The 4-2 victory over Middlesbrough on Wednesday night was the club’s fifth in 11 games under Silva and has moved them out of the relegation zone for the first time since October.Hull now sit on 30 points having played 31 matches and captain Dawson is confident they can go on to retain their top-flight status.“It is about hitting form at the right time and with seven games to go that is something we have done,” he said, speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“When the gaffer came in, we were bottom of the league and the majority of people had written us off.“Maybe 39 it could be to keep us up this year. With our run, certainly people will be looking over their shoulders now all the way up.“The teams all around us are going to be playing each other, so I’m thinking maybe 38 or 39 points is what we need.”All five of Hull’s wins under Silva have come at the KCOM Stadium, and Dawson has praised the impact the Portuguese coach has had on the club.“To stay in the Premier League home form is so vital and since he has come in it has been magnificent,” the defender said.“Confidence keeps building but there is an awful lot of work still to be done. Hopefully at the end of May we are still a Premier League team. That is our goal, it hasn’t changed from the start of the season, and we keep going.”last_img read more

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Spencer/Columbus Rolls to 4-1 Start

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER – The Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team took another big step toward a WIAA postseason berth with a 60-14 pounding of Cadott in a Cloverbelt Conference matchup Friday night at Spencer High School.Mitch Susa rushed for 181 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead the Rockets in the rout.Spencer/Columbus is now 4-1 overall and in the Cloverbelt Conference, and needs to win just one of its final three conference games to qualify for the WIAA playoffs. Cadott is now 1-4 overall and in the conference.Tyler Voda added 112 yards on the ground for Spencer/Columbus, which had 467 yards rushing and only threw the ball twice the entire game as it was gaining 12.6 yards per rush attempt.Freshman Hunter Luepke had 80 yards on just four carries, including a 59-yard touchdown run late, and Noah Zastrow returned an interception for a touchdown for the second straight week. Austin Post also returned an interception for a score for the Rockets.Spencer/Columbus will play Eau Claire Regis (4-1, 3-1 Cloverbelt) on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Beell Stadium in Marshfield at 1 p.m. for Columbus Catholic High School’s homecoming game.Rockets 60, Hornets 14Cadott 0 0 0 14 – 14Spencer/Columbus 24 16 14 6 – 60First QuarterSC – Mitch Susa 48 run (Susa run), 9:09.SC – Susa 30 run (Susa run), 5:42.SC – Susa 31 run (Calvin Lenz run), 2:54.Second QuarterSC – Susa 6 run (Lenz run), 8:03.SC – Lenz 12 run (Ryan Busse pass from Lenz), 4:02.Third QuarterSC – Noah Zastrow 79 interception return (Busse pass from Lenz), 11:46.SC – Austin Post interception return (Hunter Luepke kick), 4:02.Fourth QuarterC – Brett McChensey 7 run (pass failed), 11:03.SC – Luepke 59 run (kick failed), 8:34.C – Dominick Grimm 4 run (Brady Ryan pass from Grimm), 2:27.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Cadott 5; Spencer/Columbus 17.Rushing (att-yards): Cadott 26-93; Spencer/Columbus 37-467.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Cadott 13-21-96-3; Spencer/Columbus 1-2-26-0.Penalties (no.-yards): Cadott 3-25; Spencer/Columbus 5-60.Fumbles (total-lost): Cadott 0-0; Spencer/Columbus 0-0.Individual StatisticsRushing: C, No. 21 (no name provided) 11-37, Brett McChensey 3-27, Shawn Sedlaeck 2-12, Dominick Grimm 5-11, Quinn Sikora 2-7, Matt Drilling 1-1, W. Henry 1-0, No. 2 (no name provided) 1-minus 2. SC, Mitch Susa 8-181, Tyler Voda 8-112, Hunter Luepke 4-80, Noah Zastrow 2-49, Hunter Hildebrandt 4-15, Calvin Lenz 5-13, No. 36 (no name provided) 5-11, Nate Nuemann 1-6.Passing: C, Grimm 7-8-77-1, Brady Ryan 6-13-19-2. SC, Lenz 1-2-26-0.Receiving: C, McChensey 6-23, Sedlaeck 4-40, No. 24 (no name provided) 1-20, Ezra Michael 1-15, Jake Holum 1-minus 2. SC, Matthias Goiin 1-26.Interceptions (defense): SC, Dan Wilke, Zastrow, Austin Post.Punting: C, Grimm 4-33.8. SC, none.Records: Cadott 1-4 overall and Cloverbelt East. Spencer/Columbus 4-1 overall and Cloverbelt East.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of  MarshfieldAreaSports.com).last_img read more

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SA a proud nation: survey

By on December 19, 2019

first_imgThe survey, conducted in November and December by the Centre for International and Comparative Politics at the University of Stellenbosch and market research company Markinor, involved 3 000 face-to-face interviews of people across the country, conducted in six of SA’s 11 official languages.The lead researcher for World Values Survey SA, Dr Hennie Kotze, attributed the results to the positive socio-economic trends South Africa had experienced over the last five years.The survey also found that South Africans’ confidence in state institutions had increased by 11% over the previous survey – although around 40% of respondents said the government was doing “very badly” when it came to handling crime.Political system, democracyThe survey also focused on the system governing the country. People were asked to rate the political system as it was under apartheid, the current political system, and the political system expected in the future on a 10-point scale, with 1 being “very bad” and 10 being “very good”. While black South Africans were the most positive about the current and future political systems, white, coloured and Indian South Africans were more positive than negative, with an average of more than 5 out of 10.The survey also showed that South Africans regard democracy as very important: on average, the survey respondents gave democracy a score of 8.7 out of 10 for importance. When asked to what extent South Africa was a democracy today, the respondents answered on average 7.4 out of 10.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Loss Prevention Certification: Recently Certified June 2016

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgProfessional excellence requires dedication and responsibility, and is something that the best continuously strive to achieve. In order to maximize potential, it is therefore essential that professional development is seen as an ongoing process. We should always be looking for ways to improve our skills, abilities, and base of knowledge as a means to maximize performance. Loss prevention certification is a means of establishing and validating that standard of excellence.The Loss Prevention Foundation celebrates the Certified LP professionalMaurizio Scrofani, LPC, CCSP – Vice President, Supply Chain Asset Protection“The breath and depth of the Loss Prevention industry continues to expand. For those of us in the Supply Chain Asset Protection niche, the LPC is a great vehicle to ensure we are not only shored up to today’s wants and needs but are continuously challenging ourselves to the dynamic demands of our supply chains.”- Sponsor –     Katherine Houston, LPQ – Director of Client Services at LPM Media Group“As an LP professional that hasn’t worked in a store or field LP role, the LPQ has given me the confidence and background to speak intelligently with others in the industry. Taking the LPQ displays that I’m committed to loss prevention and learning what retailers are faced with both at a corporate level and on the front line. Now, I can let the LPQ validate my knowledge and really focus on my client and allow my experience to enhance our discussions and projects. Being able to say I’m LPQ shows I understand loss prevention and I can discuss the impact of loss to the different aspects of their business and bottom line.” June 2016Loss prevention certification is an investment that we make in ourselves. It is not simply a commitment to higher learning, but also a dedication to reach a higher standard. Each of these individuals is helping to raise the bar for the profession; and has earned both their designation and respect of the loss prevention community.The Loss Prevention Foundation is pleased to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who have successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC).LP CertifiedSamuel Charles, LPC Dennis Davis, LPC Heather Depalma, LPC Frank Devlin, LPC Navtej Duggal, LPC Mark Headley, LPC Marc Marraccini, LPC Monika Shah, LPC Ryan Shedd, LPC CFI Ryan Themm, LPCLPQualifiedNakhshab Arshad, LPQ Melissa Bowers, LPQ Kathleen Budd, LPQ Rodney Corley, Jr LPQ Julie Droppa, LPQ Stephen Elley, LPQ Sarah Graber, LPQ Lucia Grande, LPQ Hannah Greig, LPQ David Guerrero, LPQ Jason Guiste, LPQ James Harvey, LPQ Jeffery Haubrich, LPQ Jodie Hurst, LPQ Scott Kirsch, LPQ Arturo Marquez, LPQ Ravi Patel, LPQ David Plaster, LPQ Kirsty Sellers, LPQ Erin Wolfe, LPQ Andrew Zahorsky, LPQThe retail industry is extremely competitive, and loss prevention has become an integral component of a successful retail model. In order to remain successful our professional competencies must include flexibility, strong problem-solving and decision making skills, a superior knowledge base, and an ability to effectively apply our knowledge and experience to the diverse situations that we face on a day-to-day basis.It is our responsibility to manage the process; driven by individual learning experiences and carrying a personal signature for success. Continuing education, training and skills development, lifelong learning activities, intellectual nourishment and exposure to new ideas all contribute to that plan. Are you taking the necessary steps?To view the Recently Certified for May 2016, click here.For more information on loss prevention certification and the certification process, contact the Loss Prevention Foundation at www.losspreventionfoundation.org Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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A Winner for August’s First MacBook Air Contest

By on December 16, 2019

first_imgEarlier this month, we asked “What are important considerations when managing hundreds of virtual machines?” The stakes were high – a MacBook Air, to be exact. We received plenty of responses but only one rose to the top. Chad Fulton responded, that the most important thing when managing hundreds of virtual machines is managing people.” Actually, he had a bit more to say, but he nailed it. If you’re not Fulton, don’t worry – you still have two days to enter your comment.The question you have until August 31st to answer? What are your top 3 features when considering virtualization solutions, and why? Our judge for this contest will be Erica Brescia, CEO of BitRock. You’ll need a Disqus account to participate, and rules can be found here. We’d also like to thank Bryan Doerr, our judge for the first August contest. Doerr, has served as the CTO of Savvis, a division of CenturyLink, since 2003. Savvis, based in Town & Country Mo, is a leading provider of cloud-computing, hosting and network services.Keep the comments coming, and we’ll be back soon with a new winner! Tags:#cloud#Contests joe brockmeier 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

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Marketing Day: Chatbots, content production models & Microsoft’s earnings report

By on December 15, 2019

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Marketing Day: Chatbots, content production models & Microsoft’s earnings reportYou are here: Posted on 22nd July 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Chatbots, content production models & Microsoft’s earnings report Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Building an Amazon Alexa Skill is so easy, Grandma can do itJul 21, 2017 by Paul ShapiroHow can you tap into the power of Amazon’s Alexa? Contributor Paul Shapiro walks you through the different types of Alexa Skills you can create and explains how to easily set up a Flash Briefing Skill.The name is Bot, Chatbot: How to shake up conversions with stirring conversationsJul 21, 2017 by Purna VirjiColumnist Purna Virji explains why an AI-driven conversation agent can potentially be the best sales assistant you have, and provides advice for how to plan and implement your own chatbot.Comparing content production models: Which is right for your business?Jul 21, 2017 by Rachel LindteigenColumnist Rachel Lindteigen discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the hub-and-spoke model and the skyscraper technique to help you determine which is the best fit for your organization.Survey results: Here’s what 376 marketers say is working in online marketingJul 21, 2017 by Jayson DeMersWondering about the current state of the industry? Columnist Jayson DeMers shares highlights and stats from a recent survey of digital marketers.The impact of intermediaries: How brands can close the gap between themselves and consumersJul 21, 2017 by Davor SutijaAs millennials and Gen Z shoppers shape the future of retail, contributor Davor Sutija explains why brands need to embrace technologies that will help them keep pace and bridge the digital gap.Cloud-computing growth drives Microsoft quarterly earnings beatJul 21, 2017 by Greg SterlingCommercial Cloud revenue run-rate was just under $19B, almost $2B in phone-related losses helped, too.Here’s what performance advertisers are saying about Quora’s new ad platformJul 21, 2017 by Ginny MarvinWhether they’ve been on the platform for one month or seven, advertiser feedback is strikingly similar: We like the performance — when can we scale?Online Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsChannel Signal C.E.O. on Product Review Analytics, Practical EcommerceContent MarketingContent Marketers: Ditch the Clickbait and Focus on User Needs, CMS WireHow to Create Top-of-Funnel Content That Works, Vertical MeasuresThe Content Marketer’s Guide to Story Structure, Content Marketing InstituteE-CommerceAmazon Review “How To”: Easy Steps for Getting More Customer Reviews, Marketing Words BlogDoes Amazon Compete With Its Own Merchants?, MarketingProfsHow Microservices Can Transform Omnichannel Retail and Unlock Growth, MarTech AdvisorEmail MarketingThe Psychology of Subject Lines: Using Science to Optimize Clicks, Social Media ExplorerGeneral Internet Marketing8 Influencer Strategies for Retail Brands to Boost Sales, Simply MeasuredA Few Good Reasons To Confront Digital Advertising’s Essential Truths, AdExchangerPixability’s CEO Shares New Cause-Related Marketing Research: Why Brands Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Take a Stand, The Official Google BlogInternet Marketing IndustryThree New Tools from AWeber to Help You Write Better Marketing Emails for Your Business, Globe NewswirecomScore Ranks the Top 50 U.S. Digital Media Properties for June 2017, PR NewswireTUNE Announces New Fraud Prevention Solution, Empowers Marketers and Ad Partners to Fight Fraud, PR NewswireMarTech3 Vendor-Created Barriers to AI Adoption, CMS WireTop Webapps & Tools That All Bloggers Should Learn To Use, The Blog HeraldWhat Are the Best Distribution Tools for Content Today?, CopyPressedMobile/Local MarketingeMarketer Releases Latest Estimates for Worldwide Messaging App Usage, eMarketerSocial MediaAre You Effectively Filling Your Funnel with Social?, SocialbakersFacebook Wants To Prove Its Value In Mixed Media Campaign, AdExchangerNew Feature Breakdown: LinkedIn’s Matched Audiences Targeting, 3Q DigitalVideo11 Cost-Effective Live Video Marketing Ideas, CMS WireHow to Create a Facebook Live Show, Social Media ExaminerThe top Facebook video trends of summer, NewsWhipFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: Chatbots, content production models & Microsoft’s earnings reportlast_img read more

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World Cup: The curious case of Ishant Sharma’s injury

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgBCCI, some members of the team management and national selectors are mighty miffed with Nitin Patel, Indian team’s physio, according to sources. Apparently, they are put out by the way Nitin handled Ishant’s injury case. Rumours are, that the committee is discussing if any necessary action needs to be taken against Ishant for trying to play, even with an injury.Ishant, who was in the squad for the recent Australian tour, did not play the third Test. When the selectors asked the physio on the day of World Cup team selection (Jan 6), Nitin Patel assured of Ishant’s recovery in time.However, Ishant did not play the fourth Test, as a result of prolonged injury. Despite that, he was picked for the ODI against Australia, but the team was washed out. He couldn’t bowl a single ball in the ODI, and before the next game, he continued to declare himself as injured. That’s when the cat was out of the bag, and as a result he was dropped from the India’s World Cup squad. Sources also confirmed, that the management was very unhappy with the manner the player’s injury woes were tried to be brushed under the carpet. This has put Nitin Patel under the scanner for handling the case of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, who on the other hand is clearly not 100 per cent fit.last_img read more

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