January 18, 2018 Police Blotter

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England win Girls’ Home Internationals

first_img4 Aug 2012 England win Girls’ Home Internationals England won the Girls’ Home International championship at Radyr, Wales, in a nail-biting, touch and go finish. The team came from behind to beat the hosts, Wales, 5-4 on the final day and secure the Stroyan Cup for the fifth year in a row. England finished with 2½ pt, Ireland 2pt (runners-up for the second year in a row), Wales 1pt and Scotland half a point. It fell to the last three players on the course to win their matches for England  – and they did it. Captain Chris Pascall said: “It was touch and go and it all came down to the last three matches. “It was tough – and it was a tough week. The standard gets better all the time and the girls have played extremely well.” England held a slender lead in the championship at the start of the final day, having previously beaten Scotland and halved with Ireland. The team knew that a win against Wales would secure the trophy. But Wales, too, had all to play for and came out, all guns blazing, to win the morning foursomes.  Only Elizabeth Mallett and Meghan MacLaren were able to secure their point for England, winning one up. As the singles got under Georgia Hall continued her excellent form to win her match 5/3 and level the scoreboard. Georgia, who is sixth in the women’s world amateur rankings, won five out of six points this week. But, when Elizabeth Mallett and Brogan Townend lost their matches, Wales needed just one more point for victory. England, however, held all the aces. They led in the three games still to finish – and duly won them all. Amber Ratcliffe beat Jessica Evans 4/3 after being three up at the turn, Gabriella Cowley beat Megan Lockett 3/1 after being all square at the turn, and Meghan MacLaren delivered the title-winning fifth point for England by beating Nia Greville 2/1, again after it was all square at the turn. England v Wales Foursomes Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) & Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) beat Georgia Lewis & Nia Greville  5&4 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) & Shelby Smart (Knowle) lost to Megan Lockett & Jess Evans 1 down Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) lost to Chloe Williams & Ella Griffiths 3&2 Singles Hall beat Lewis 5&3 Mallett lost to Williams 2&1 Brogan Townend (Pleasington) lost to Griffiths 1 4&3 Cowley beat Megan Lockett 3&1 MacLaren beat Greville 2 &1 Ratcliffe beat Evans 4&3 In the day’s other match Ireland beat Scotland 5-4.   England’s girls beat Scotland 08 August 2012  Defending champions England beat Scotland 5½-3½ to take a slender lead after the second day of the Girls’ Home Internationals at Radyr. Tomorrow they play the hosts, Wales, knowing that a win will guarantee a successful defence of their title. England have 1½ points from two matches, Wales and Ireland have a point apiece, while Scotland has a half point. Today’s victory was hard fought. After England won all three morning foursomes the Scots came out with great determination in the singles. England captain Chris Pascall said: “They knew they had to win five matches and they just came at us. It’s been hard work and there was a lot of good golf from both sides.” But, despite the Scots attack, England managed to take 2½ points from the singles. Georgia Hall and Gabriella Cowley both won their singles games, while Shelby Smart managed a half, despite her opponent holing 15-footers on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes. Earlier, in the foursomes, Shelby had fired accurate shots into the three short holes on the back nine, each time finishing within 10ft – and her partner Amber Ratcliffe rolled in the putts each time. “They won all three par threes with twos,” said Chris. Meanwhile Georgia and Gabriella, who were paired in the morning, withstood a birdie blitz which pegged them back from five up after 10 to just one up after 14. They stopped the slide by halving the 15th and then managed their own winning birdie on 16 to move to two up, before closing out the match on the 17th. Elizabeth Mallett and Brogan Townend completed England’s clean sweep in the foursomes. They were never behind in their match, were three-up after eight holes and although the Scots won the ninth they were never able to improve on that position. England results v Scotland Foursomes Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Gabriella Cowley (West Essex)  beat Rachel Walker & Lauren Whyte 2&1 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) & Shelby Smart (Knowle) beat Ailsa Summers & Clara Young 4&2 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) & Brogan Townend (Pleasington) beat Lesley Atkins & Jessica Meek 2&1 Singles Hall beat Whyte 5&4 Mallett lost to Summers 4&2 Cowley beat Atkins 4&2 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) lost to Meek 4&3 Smart halved with Young Amber Ratcliffe lost to Walker 1 down In the day’s other match Ireland and Wales halved.   England’s girls halve with Ireland 07 August 2012 England halved with Ireland on the first day of the Girls’ Home Internationals at Radyr, Wales – thanks to the strong nerve of Meghan MacLaren. She was in the last singles match on the course and the day’s result depended upon the outcome.  Meghan, 18, had to win her game to secure the half for the team – and she duly delivered with a 2/1 victory. She’d never been behind during the match and had led for most of the way, getting to 2up with three to play. Her opponent won the 16th to reduce the deficit to one, but Meghan found the perfect answer when she won the 17th and closed out the match. Earlier England had won two of the three morning foursomes to take the advantage at the halfway stages. Georgia Hall, who is sixth in the women’s world amateur rankings, kept the momentum going when she won her singles point and Elizabeth Mallett added another half point to the tally. But then the Irish surged, winning the next three games to draw level. England are the defending champions in the tournament and are aiming to win the Stroyan Cup for the fifth successive year. In the day’s other match Wales and Scotland also halved. Now, England play Scotland while Wales take on Ireland. England results v Ireland Foursomes Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) beat Jean O’Driscoll & Jessica Ross 2&1 Elizabeth Mallet (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) & Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) beat Jessica Carty & Chloe Ryan 5&4 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) & Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) lost to Olivia Mehaffey & Ariana Coyle Diez 3&1 Singles Hall beat O’Driscoll 3/2 Mallett halved with Carty Brogan Townend (Pleasington) lost to Ross 2 down Shelby Smart (Knowle) lost to Coyle Diez 2/1 Cowley lost to Mehaffey 4/3 MacLaren beat Ryan 2/1   England girls bid for fifth title in a row 06 August 2012 England will bid for their fifth successive victory when the Girls’ Home Internationals get underway tomorrow at Radyr Golf Club, near Cardiff. However, it would not be a record sequence because England was the top side in the tournament for six years in succession from 2000 to 2005. Scotland broke the stranglehold to win the title in 2006 and 2007.   Wales has not won the Stroyan Cup since 1999 and Ireland has never won the tournament.   England, captained again by Chris Pascall, have four new caps in their eight-strong line-up. They are Gabriella Cowley (West Essex), third in the recent R&A Junior Open at Fairhaven, Junior Vagliano Trophy player Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer), Shelby Smart (Knowle) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham). The second Junior Vagliano Trophy player in the England line-up is Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) who has climbed into the top 10 of the women’s world amateur rankings on the back of an excellent series of tournament performances. She was runner-up in the English women’s amateur in May and reached the semi-finals of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at Carnoustie in June. The team is completed by three other established girl internationals: Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough), Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) and Brogan Townend (Pleasington).   Ireland finished runners-up in the Girls Home Internationals at Gullane last year when they beat Scotland and Wales but lost to England in the title decider. Ireland, captained by Niamh Kitching, has three new girl caps in its team – Mary Doyle (The Heath), Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) and Niamh Ward (Lurgan). Chloe Ryan (Castleroy) played for Ireland in last year’s Women’s Home Internationals as well as the Under-18s’ event. Scotland, captained by Elaine Cuthill, has three new caps in its line-up – Nicola Callander (Mill Green), 16-year-old winner of the recent Scottish Under-21 stroke play championship, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies’) and Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) who reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship in May. Clara Young (North Berwick) is another Junior Vaglian Trophy player.   Wales, captained by Kay Bradbury, has three new caps:  Ella Griffiths (The Grove), Megan Lockett (Huddersfield) and Lottie Turner (Aberdovey). Lottie is the daughter of the late Sue Turner, one of the most successful team captains in Welsh golf history who died last year before she could share in this year’s Curtis Cup triumph at Nairn. Sue had been named as GB and I team manager. The fourth Junior Vagliano Trophy team player in the tournament is Chloe Williams (Wrexham).   THE PROGRAMME   Tuesday, August 7 Wales v Scotland, Ireland v England.   Wednesday, August 8 England v Scotland, Ireland v Wales   Thursday, August 9 Scotland v Ireland, Wales v England.   THE TEAMS   ENGLAND                Chris Pascall, Captain              Gabriella Cowley, West Essex Georgia Hall, Remedy Oak Meghan MacLaren, Wellingborough Elizabeth Mallett, Sutton Coldfield Ladies’ Amber Ratcliffe, Royal Cromer Shelby Smart, Knowle Brogan Townend, Pleasington Olivia Winning, Rotherham                  IRELAND                Niamh Kitching, Captain                  Jessica Carty, Holywood Ariana Coyle Diez, Elm Park Mary Doyle, The Heath Olivia Mehaffey, Royal County Down Ladies’ Jean O’Driscoll, Muskerry Jessica Ross, Donaghadee Chloe Ryan, Castletroy Niamh Ward, Lurgan                  SCOTLAND                Elaine Cuthill, Captain                  Lesley Atkins, Gullane Ladies’ Nicola Callander, Mill Green Jessica Meek, Carnoustie Ladies’ Ailsa Summers, Carnoustie Ladies’ Rachel Walker, Dumfries and County Eilidh Watson, Muckhart Lauren Whyte, St Regulus Clara Young, North Berwick                  WALES                Kay Bradbury, Captain                  Jess Evans, Newport Nia Greville, Ashburnham Ella Griffiths, The Grove Georgia Lewis, Llanishen Megan Lockett, Huddersfield Lottie Turner, Aberdovey Bethan Williams, Holyhead Chloe Williams, Wrexham Image: Back row from left – Meghan Maclaren, Amber Ratcliffe, Georgia Hall, Gabriella Cowley, Brogan Townend, Olivia Winning. 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A caddie for the ages celebrates 50th Masters

first_imgJackson will be caddying in his 50th Masters this week, a link to a segregated past in which all the players were White and required to use Black caddies who worked for the club.He grew up just a few miles away, “right over that tree line,” Jackson says, gazing toward the southwest from a spot beneath the famous oak tree next to the clubhouse.Now, as he prepares to mark a half-century as a Masters caddie, he keeps remembering all those guys who came before him, the African-Americans who grew up and lived in tiny shotgun houses just like his in the Sand Hill section of Augusta.“I tend to keep thinking back to the old days,” Jackson said Monday, adorned in those familiar white coveralls that all Masters caddies must wear. “Pappy Stokes. Iron Man. Those guys are just on my mind right now.”He was only 14 when he carried the bag for Billy Burke in 1961. Jackson has been back every year since then except one.Now 64, Jackson has long held the record for most Masters worked by a caddie. This one, though, is something special.“Fifty Masters is more than a lifetime,” marveled Ben Crenshaw, Jackson’s longtime employer. “A lot of blood, sweat and tears go into those 50 years.”Jackson knows he’s unlikely to be caddying for another Masters champion. By the weekend, players such as defending champion Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods will surely claim the spotlight.But before all the attention turns to someone who could actually win the tournament, let’s honor someone who’s spent so much time walking these historic grounds and “knows this place like the back on his hand,” according to Crenshaw.Jackson’s first employer was Burke, who closed out his career playing in a white dress shirt and tie.But the caddie will forever be linked to Crenshaw.The Texan was a young stud trying to harness his erratic game when he first hooked up with the 6-foot-5 Jackson in 1976. Their temperaments meshed perfectly—Crenshaw, outgoing and a ball of emotions; the caddie, quiet and steady. The result was a runner-up finish and a rest-of-their-lives friendship.This will be their 35th Masters together, the only break coming in 2000 when Jackson was battling cancer. He beat the disease and intends to keep coming back as long as his health holds and Crenshaw keeps coming back.“We are so lucky to have come this far and shared so many things,” Crenshaw said. “I couldn’t have accomplished the things I’ve accomplished (at Augusta) without Carl.”They worked together only one year on the Tour. Jackson had children to care for and didn’t want to be away from home that often. Besides, the local knowledge he had at Augusta wasn’t so helpful at other courses, so it has been largely a once-a-year partnership.But, ohhhh, what a partnership it’s been.With Jackson on the bag, Crenshaw was a perennial contender at Augusta National through the prime of his career, winning his first green jacket in 1984 and posting nine other top-10 finishes over a 16-year period.“A lot of near misses, and some really fun times, and some painful times as well,” Crenshaw said.Then, with his career in a downward spiral and mourning the death of mentor Harvey Penick, Crenshaw teamed with Jackson for his most memorable triumph in 1995. A tip from the caddie helped Crenshaw get his swing straightened out on the practice range. After returning from Penick’s funeral, Crenshaw put together three straight rounds in the 60s to beat Davis Love III by a single stroke.The picture of Crenshaw—bent over and crying his eyes out on the 18th green, Jackson having walked up from behind to put his two large hands gently on the player’s shoulders—remains one of the most memorable in Masters history.These days, Jackson runs a caddie program at the Alotian Golf Club near Little Rock, Ark., hoping to lure people of color into the sport.He was a pretty good golfer in his day, getting his handicap into the single digits. He might’ve made it to the Tour himself with the right instruction and access to the best courses, and he certainly knows of other African-Americans who were even more skilled but never got the chance to advance beyond the caddie ranks.Times have changed, of course. Augusta National has Black members. Tiger Woods has won 14 major titles. The days of being forced to use club caddies ended nearly three decades ago.But there are still few African-Americans in the golf pipeline, something that Jackson hopes to change. The first rule of being a good caddie, he says, is being a good golfer.“If you’re going to make suggestions, you’ve got to have an understanding of what you’re trying to suggest,” he said. “I can’t see myself making a suggestion to a surgeon.”Jackson wants to help ensure the next Tiger Woods doesn’t fall through the cracks.He can think of no better way to honor those who came before him, like Pappy and Iron Man.“They just adopted me,” Jackson said. “They thought I had some instincts for the game, and they helped me bring them out. Those are the guys who did it.” HALF-CENTURY—Ben Crenshaw’s caddie Carl Jackson tips his cap before a practice round for the Masters golf tournament April 4, in Augusta, Ga. Jackson will be caddying in his 50th Masters this week. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) by Paul NewberryAssociated Press Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)—Everywhere he turns at Augusta National, Carl Jackson is asked to pose for a picture or sign an autograph.No surprise there.He’s as much a part of this place as the green jacket or Magnolia Lane.last_img read more

Sheriff’s Officers To Sport Cameras

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has begun equipping some of its officers with body-worn cameras.As of Jan. 12, 30 of the department’s officers, those in the fugitive warrants section of the department’s Law Enforcement Division, were issued the new cameras as standard equipment.The body-worn cameras, or BWCs, are clipped to the front of the officer’s uniform. According to information released by the Sheriff’s department, the officers have been trained on operating the cameras and the accompanying technology, which will record video and audio of officer-involved incidents.The use of the equipment is in compliance with the directives and standards put forward by the state Attorney General’s Office in its guidelines for using this type of equipment and retention of the recordings, according to the sheriff’s office. The body-worn camera has been issued to 30 officers with the Monmouth CountySheriff’s Office.“These body-worn cameras will build upon the public trust that sheriff ’s officers and our partners in law enforcement have in communities and enhance the safety of the residents we serve throughout Monmouth County,” said Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden in a released statement. In addition to holding all involved accountable, Golden said “they can also help capture quality evidence, recognize officer behavior and decrease complaints filed against members of law enforcement.” The department has been using similar video equipment for police vehicles and prisoner transportation for many years “with great success,” Golden said.The cameras are called Body Vision XV and manufactured by L3 Mobile Vision, Rockaway. The county department was able to purchase the equipment through a grant provided by the state Attorney General’s Office’s Department of Law and Public Safety, with the grant administered by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Currently, 18 law enforcement agencies in the county have begun using this type of body-worn camera through this grant program.last_img read more

Japan stuns Americans to capture 2011 Women’s World Cup title

first_imgIn dramatic fashion captain Homare Sawa flicked home the tying goal off a corner in the 117th minute before Japan outscored the USA 3-1 in penalties to capture the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany.The victory allowed Japan to post its first win over the USA and also becomes the first Asian nation to win the Women’s World Cup.The game was tied 2-2 after extra time.The tying marker was too much for the USA to overcome after twice taking one-goal leads.The Americans missed the first three penalties in shootout and when Saki Kumagai slotted the final shot high past goalkeeper Hope Solo the title belonged to Japan.After a scoreless first half, Alex Morgan gave Team USA a 1-0 lead as the second half substitute out ran the Japanese defence before drilling a low shot into the net past keeper Ayumi Kaihori.Japan tied the game late in the second half to force extra time when Aya Miyama scored in the 81st minute.A miscue by the American defence allowed to tap the ball past Team USA goalkeeper Hope Solo.Team USA once again took the lead when Morgan sped around the Japanese defence before sending a pinpoint cross to striker Abby Wamback who headed the ball past Kaihori.The Americans will look back at this contest as one they felt would be theirs after missing numerous chances in the first part of the game.
 Team USA has no less than seven great scoring opportunities but came away empty.In the bronze medal game Saturday, Sweden scored a late goal in the second half to edge France 2-1.  Team Canada entered the 2011 tournament with high expectations but lost all three games to Germany, France and Nigeria. Team Canada has four years to prepare before hosting the 2015 tournament.No less than seven cities, including Vancouver, will host games.FIFA inspectors will begin examining venues in the cities involved  — Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Moncton  — this fall.The next FIFA World Cup for male athletes will be held in Brazil in [email protected]last_img read more

Leafs hope history doesn’t repeat itself, travel to Hawks’ Country for key Murdoch matchup

first_imgIt was close to a year ago when the high-flying Nelson Leafs began their descent out of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Nelson was sitting pretty prior to the Christmas holiday break, and was primed to improve the view from the Murdoch Division penthouse after disposing of the Castlegar Rebels on home ice.However, it was the Rebels that completely dominated the Green and White that cold December night, which started a slide the Leafs could not stop.Fast forward to Friday in Fruitvale.Nelson, is once again tops in the Murdoch Division with a five-point lead, face second-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a four-point showdown at the Hawks Nest.The game is the first of three in December between the two Murdoch rivals, and the third of five against division heavyweights as teams begin the sprint to the playoffs.“We’ve got to get back to the basics . . . what’s made us successful to date,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida when asked about the upcoming six games. “We have to remind ourselves what’s got us here and have to get back to playing that style of game.”The Leafs are still smarting from a 7-2 shellacking at the hands last week at the hands of the Fernie Ghostriders.The game was the only contest of the weekend for the Green and White.“It was just one of those games where it was a long bus ride and Fernie was ready to play while we just were not quite ready,” Maida confessed.“We didn’t have a great start . . .. It just wasn’t our night.”Nelson is 2-0 against Beaver Valley this season. Both wins have come at home, including a wild 6-4 victory where the Leafs rallied from a 4-0 deficit, scoring six times in the third period to pull out the win.Friday, it’s a trip to the smallish Fruitvale Arena, where wins have been far and few between of late for Leaf teams.“This is a huge game, for both teams,” Maida said. “But it’s not about who we’re playing, this game, like all games, is about how we’re playing. That’s our approach to make sure we’re worrying about our game and how we’re playing.”Saturday, Nelson hosts Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Golden, after making it to the second round last season is locked in the cellar of the Eddie Mountain Division with an 8-19-0-3 record.BLUELINES: The Leafs had to reduce the roster to get down to the BC Hockey December 1 deadline of 25 cards. The reduction forced Nelson to trade 18-year-old winger Tyler Garcia to Kimberley Dynamiters for future considerations. In 26 games with Nelson, the Alaska native had seven goals and six assists. . . . Nelson was dealt a huge blow to the blueline when defenceman Austin Seaman suffered a leg injury during the loss to Fernie. The Calgary native was to see a specialist Thursday to determine the full extent of the injury. The Leafs will be using affiliate players from the Kootenay Ice to fill the void until a defenceman can be found through trade or BCHL cut. . . . Defenceman J.J. Beitel, who has been out of the lineup since October with a concussion, is expected to be back on the ice in the New Year according to coach Frank Maida.last_img read more

John Robb on The Future of Social Media And Global Change – Episode #77

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Tweets you can use to share this episodeHow Donald Trump has demonstrated Social Media’s futureClick To TweetCould a democratic form of government be shaped or even run by Social Media in the future?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:11 — 42.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThe future of social media is going to be about more than new or faster ways of sharing the latest stupid cat video or meme. The technology that enables immediate communication via social is the same technology that’s going to impact seemingly unrelated areas like economies, governments, and world-changing movements. On this episode, Anthony takes a deep dive into what the future may hold as it relates to social media with his friend and guest, John Robb. If you’re at all curious about what the technologies already being used in social media might mean for business, governments, and more, this episode is a peek through the keyhole of possibility that you will enjoy.John Robb on The Future of Social Media And Global Change – Episode #77Click To TweetDonald Trump has demonstrated social media’s future.The 2016 election cycle has been one of the most hotly contested in recent history and it’s no accident that social media was a powerful tool in making it happen. When an outsider like Donald Trump is able to disrupt the established political machine of a long time political party (Republican), you know something new is going on. How did he do it? Through social media. On this episode, Anthony and his guest, John Robb chat about the strategies Trump used to get around the media gatekeepers and tap into public sentiment, broadcast a message outside the media’s control, and change the direction of the election. The result is what we see before us – a Presidential candidate for a major party who’s entirely from the outside.A future where social technology integrates with Artificial Intelligence.John Robb believes that social media’s future will be broader than reconnecting with high school friends and sharing your latest vacation pictures. The same technologies that make it so easy and effective to do those simple things can and will be integrated with artificial intelligence to create some seriously world-changing technologies. We’re not talking about the “rise of the machines” here, we’re talking about tools that enhance the way humans interact – to the degree that it makes possible the rapid deployments of armies, fundamental changes to governments, and reorientations of economies. Sound strange or even scary to you? You’ve got to listen to this episode to hear how realistic these predictions are.A future where social technology integrates with Artificial Intelligence, on this episodeClick To TweetCould a democratic form of government be shaped or even run by social media in the future?If you look carefully at what’s happening all around the globe you’ll begin to notice that there is no major conflict that is NOT using social media in some way. Social is now a tool, a weapon used to coordinate movements, transmit messages, and influence public opinion on a mass scale. Is it possible that these forays into the use of social media for political means are just the beginning? Could there be a marriage between social and artificial intelligence that makes those uses not only more effective but actually changes the fundamental nature of something as foundational as Democracy? John Robb believes that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Find out how he sees the future and social technology’s role in it, on this episode.The future of social media can be seen through harbingers happening today.There are many futurist predictions that never come true. John Robb says that’s often the case because self-proclaimed futurists posit a theory and then extrapolate what might happen based on that theory. The problem is that the theory itself is not firmly grounded in things that are already happening. John takes a different approach. He never makes a prediction unless he already sees at least an incipient form of a thing happening in multiple places across the globe. That foundational tie to the reality of what’s truly happening in the world makes the extrapolation of the idea much more grounded and realistic. This conversation ranges far and wide but it’s an important one for anyone who’s interested in where the world is going and how it will affect business, economies, and the future of mankind.How the future of Social Media can be seen through harbingers happening todayClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction of John Robb and why he’s on the show for this episode. How John’s book predicted much of what we see going on in the world. How Donald Trump has used social to disrupt the system. What should we expect in the use of social media in the future? Hacking, password dumps, and the relationship to social networking. The advent of A.I. and why it’s on the wrong track. The integration of A.I. and social networking: the future of change. How the principles John espouses impact business methodology. How social technology is changing the fundamental nature of the state. What we need to think about our roles in the making of the future. Anthony’s recap of the episode.Our Sponsors:Heroic Public Speaking – Michael Port’s incredible public speaking programThe Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedResources & Links mentioned in this episodeJohn’s website: http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/John on FacebookJohn on TwitterNew Model Army0471780790 0812979680078949647XThe 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/iannarinolast_img read more

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha election results 2019: highlights

first_imgIt was a big advantage to the BJP late on Thursday, winning 22 seats and leading in 40 out of a total of 80 constituencies. The BSP had won just four seats and the INC and SP winning one each. Uttar Pradesh saw the Bharatiya Janata Party coming to power in the State in 2017, after 15 years. The party made massive gains in the Assembly elections — from a mere 47 seats to 325 seats. While the ruling party in the State hopes to translate these gains into parliamentary seats, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have joined hands to beat the BJP.The State has 80 Parliamentary constituencies, with 71 of them being held by the BJP. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting from Varanasi again, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh is looking to retain his Lucknow seat. Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani is pitted against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the second time. SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has held the Mainpuri seat for four consecutive terms.An average of 59% of voters turned up to exercise their right in the State over seven phases.Here are the live updates: Trends as of 3 p.mAccording to data available as of 3 p.m, the BJP continues to lead in the state in 59 constituencies, followed by the BSP with 12 seats. The SP and Congress are leading in 6 and 1 constituencies respectively.The trends thus far are favouring the BJP, with the alliance between the SP, BSP and RLD still trailing the ruling BJP by several seats. Mahagathbandhan helps BSP to stay in the gameBSP leader Mayawati’s decision to forge a Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) with the Samajwadi Party has paid off for the party.The BSP failed to win any seat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections the party’s tally was reduced to 19 from 80 in the previous Assembly. This election mattered to Ms. Mayawati the most as the BSP would have lost the national party status and the elephant symbol, if the party hadn’t performed well.The BSP-SP alliance contested in 78 out of 80 seats after talks for an alliance with Congress failed. It, however, didn’t field any candidate in Amethi and Rae Baraeli.The Samajwadi Party too has increased its tally to eight from five in 2014. Trends as of 12 noonAccording to official data available as of 12 noon, the BJP continues to lead in the State in 57 constituencies, followed by the BSP with 11 seats. The SP and Congress are leading in 8 and 1 constituencies respectively.The trends thus far are favouring the BJP, with the alliance between the SP, BSP and RLD still trailing the ruling BJP by several seats. Battle for BundelkhandThe BJP looks set to sweep the Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh, repeating its performance of 2014 as well as the 2017 Assembly polls when it won all the 19 Assembly segments here.  Bundelkhand is considered a strong region for the BJP as the Muslim population here is below the state average of 19.5%. The non-Yadav OBC, non-Jatav Dalit and upper caste vote segments kick in for the BJP in this region known for its drought and quarry mining. As per latest figures provided by the Election Commission of India, the BJP is comfortably placed in Jhansi, Hamirpur, Banda and Jalaun. Jalaun is a reserved seat.Read more   Rahul Gandhi trails in AmethiCongress President Rahul Gandhi is trailing behind BJP’s Smriti Irani in the Gandhi family’s bastion, Amethi.The Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh has not fielded any candidates from Amethi, leaving the field open for a face-off between the Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani and Rahul Gandhi.The BJP in an aggressive campaign in Amethi has accused Rahul Gandhi, the sitting three-time MP from the constituency, of being a “missing MP” who ignored its residents. In 2014, in a close contest with Irani, Rahul Gandhi won the seat by a margin of a little more than one lakh votes.The BJP has claimed that Gandhi’s candidature from a second seat in Wayanad is out of fear of losing Amethi.The Amethi seat was contested by Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi till Rahul Gandhi took over in 2004.  Trends as of 11 a.mAccording to data available as of 11 a.m, the BJP is leading in the state in 57 constituencies, followed by the BSP with 12 seats. The SP and Congress are leading in 8 and 1 constituencies respectively.The trends thus far are favouring the BJP, with the alliance between the SP, BSP and RLD still trailing the ruling BJP by several seats.last_img read more

Durant Goes Down, Warriors Hold Off Rockets in Game 5

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have won plenty of games on the postseason stage without their biggest stars.This time, Kevin Durant went down, and Klay Thompson and company found a way when the Warriors desperately needed it.Thompson scored 27 points, including a key layup with 4.1 seconds left, and Golden State overcame Durant’s calf injury to beat the Houston Rockets 104-99 on Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.“Honestly it was a little deflating for a second,” Stephen Curry said, “and then we rallied.”Durant was scheduled for an MRI exam Thursday after he strained his right calf late in the third quarter. His status for Friday’s Game 6 had yet to be determined, but didn’t seem promising.“We’ll have to claw our way to one more win,” Curry said.Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebratesduring the second half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Durant limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly following a baseline jumper. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP finished with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists.“They’ve been here so many times, have been through these battles for the last five years,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “They’ve got a lot of guts. They just pulled together and got it done. There’s no speech necessary. They knew what they had to do.”James Harden scored 31 points for the Rockets, who will try to stave off elimination back home in Houston.“It is a do-or-die but I feel good about it,” coach Mike D’Antoni said.But the Rockets wasted an opportunity in Game 5. After Durant departed, a couple more Golden State stars helped the Warriors close it out.Draymond Green received his fourth technical of the postseason with 3:39 left, and then knocked down a 3-pointer on the other end. Thompson followed Green’s 3 with one of his own to make it 97-89 with 2:33 remaining.“Two very key sequences in that game, two key shots for us,” Green said.Curry struggled with his shot yet again and finished with 25 points on 9-for-23 shooting. He went 3 of 11 from long range.Curry hit a 3 with 5:09 to play that made it 89-85. He didn’t even score his first points of the night until a 3 4:22 before halftime.Golden State nearly gave it away with an awful third quarter, when the Warriors managed just 15 points and committed six turnovers. The game was tied at 72 going into the final 12 minutes.Harden’s 3 with 3:07 left in the third trimmed Golden State’s lead to 66-62, and then Iman Shumpert made it a one-point game with a 3.Houston Rockets’ James Harden, second from left, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, left, Kevon Looney, and Kevin Durant, right fribtm during the first half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Eric Gordon’s layup with 40.6 seconds remaining gave the Rockets their first lead since the early minutes.Green had eight points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in another spectacular effort on both ends. He supplied the energy for Golden State after two losses at Houston evened the series.The Warriors led by as many as 20 but missed open looks and even layups, clanking shots off the front rim and allowing the tough-minded Rockets to stay close.Then, they heeded Kerr’s simple message: “Poise and awareness and poise and patience applies to all of life and not just offense,” the coach said beforehand.The Warriors pulled it off without Durant, whose 35.4 playoff scoring average was best in the NBA coming into the game.“That looked like it was way worse than a calf strain,” Green said. “I think we did a great job of fighting through that.”Harden shot 10 for 16 and dished out eight assists. The reigning MVP injured his eyes during the first quarter of Game 2 last Tuesday on a hit by Green as they fought for a rebound. Harden’s left eye was still red leading into Game 5.The Warriors’ win guarantees their loyal fans in the East Bay at least one more home game at Oracle Arena before the team moves to new Chase Center in San Francisco for next season.“Tough loss. We had opportunities,” Houston’s Chris Paul said. “Rebounding, we actually was right there in the rebounds. We’ve got to be better, offensively, defensively, especially myself, turnovers. We didn’t get stops when we needed to.”CRASHING THE BOARDSThe Warriors led the rebounding battle 27-18 after the first half, grabbing eight on the offensive glass, and finished with a 42-39 advantage.Houston’s PJ Tucker, who had 22 rebounds the previous two games, grabbed 10 more to go with 13 points.The Rockets outrebounded the Warriors 55-35 in their Game 3 win, and then 50-43 on Monday in Game 4 — getting 20 from Clint Capela in the two victories. Capela had 14 on Wednesday.Golden State held an edge on the boards in both Games 1 and 2.TIP-INSRockets: Eric Gordon started 0 for 8 before hitting a 3 with 7:45 left in the third. … F Danuel House sat out again after missing the previous two games with an inflamed right big toe.Warriors: Green’s eight assists in the first were one off team record for a playoff quarter. Tim Hardaway once had nine in 1991. … Reserve G Shaun Livingston played after he had been questionable with a sore left hip. … Injured C DeMarcus Cousins, who could return at some point this postseason from a torn left quadriceps muscle, did some rehab agility work on the court.By: Janie McCauley, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL? Claims Ramsey has SIGNED Juventus pre-contract

first_imgDONE DEAL? Claims Ramsey has SIGNED Juventus pre-contractby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has AGREED to a pre-contract with Juventus, it has been claimed.Sportmediaset says he is preparing to head to Italy after penning a four-year deal with the Serie A giants.And Ramsey, 28, will pocket £145,000-a-week at Juventus.A host of Europe’s biggest clubs have been linked with a move for the popular ace.However, it now looks certain that Ramsey will be lining-up alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for the Old Lady next season.He has made over 300 appearances for the North London side. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more