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Woods may tee off in India in 2020

Woods may tee off in India in 2020

first_img× sport Pawan Munjal and Tiger Woods Published on November 28, 2018  “I will be back,” is as far Tiger Woods would confirm. But that is enough to send the pulse racing. There is lot of talk about Woods coming to India and this time for an entire tournament. It could happen sometime in 2020 or 2021, depending on the schedule of the 14-time Major winner.Now that Woods has renewed his relationship with one of India’s most famous global companies, Hero MotoCorp, the question is when will he come next to India.Woods has been to India just once, and that, too, for a trip that lasted around 36 hours and included a round of golf with Hero’s Chairman, Pawan Munjal, a keen golfer himself. It elicited crowds never seen before at the Delhi Golf Club. That week an idea took shape in both minds.Before the year was out, Woods was Hero’s Global Corporate Partner, and Hero had become the title sponsor of the $3.5 million World Challenge.Fitting the scheduleMunjal, who played Wednesday’s Pro-Am with Woods, said, “I have been asked when is Tiger coming to India many times. All I can say is that he is coming back for sure, but when is the question.”Clearly, it is a matter of fitting it in the schedule. While 2019 may seem tough, but it could happen in 2020 or 2021.When Woods steps on Indian soil for an event, it will be a big day for Indian golf and it could even happen at the Indian Open, also supported by Hero.As for the relationship between the two, which has evolved and strengthened through the years, Woods said, “We’re excited to have Hero with us for the next four years. They’ve been an incredible partner over the last four.”On his charity foundation, he said: “It has been more impactful than what I have done on the golf course; but what I have done on golf course has allowed me to do this. Pawan Munjal and Tiger Woods SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

3 vital ways to build your nonprofit brand from a maestro of branding

3 vital ways to build your nonprofit brand from a maestro of branding

first_imgI was very fortunate to hear the brand guru Allen Olivo speak at PayPal’s Insight event last week. Allen has led brand marketing at Apple, Amazon and Yahoo!, and he now heads the team tending to PayPal’s brand. For me, this was a bit like the local cello teacher (me) getting a lesson from Yo-Yo Ma (him). It was an experience to remember. I want to share his wisdom here, because I believe building great brands is one of our sector’s greatest weaknesses. We tend to equate branding with logo and color palette. But a brand is not what you convey; it’s what people believe to be true about you. It doesn’t exist in your collateral — that’s just one manifestation. It lives in your audience’s hearts and minds. When it comes to building brands, it seems as if ours should be an easy job. We are striving to make the world a better place, so why shouldn’t our identity and purpose be firmly lodged in the deepest depths of our audience’s hearts and minds? Can’t we just state our mission and walk away? No. Because that’s not enough. We can’t just tell people to care. We have to show them why they should. And then, in all our work and every piece of outreach, we have to consistently and continuously make clear how we make a difference that matters.Here are three tips from Allen on how to do that with brand.1. Focus on the “why” of your work. Allen says great brands solve customer problems. It’s not about the “what” of your product (other people do “what” you do) as much as the “how” the product uniquely solves a pain point or fulfills an aspiration. You are solving the pain points of society. You are helping us be our greater selves. Don’t just talk about what you do. Focus on what you change for the good in people’s lives.2. Get all your staff on board. Branding is not your job alone. As Allen puts it, “Your brand is in the hands of everyone.” Each time someone writes, emails, calls, visits or attends an event and you respond, he or she is forming an opinion of you. Each person who receives your services is experiencing your brand. So do all you can to have everyone exude the essence of your work and why it’s worthwhile.3. Know that brand is not a checkbox. You have to continuously think about how to build an enduring experience and lasting impact over time. Constantly consider how to provide a fulfilling experience for donors. That is what makes a brand. It’s not a campaign — it’s a way of working. As Allen put it so well, “You are selling experience, not just stuff.”Thanks Allen for sharing your wisdom with the causes here!last_img read more

Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

first_imgAfter the longest, most expensive election “season” ever, you’re probably like me and everyone else in the country – eager to step back and catch your breath.At the same time, we’re all asking ourselves what the election results will actually mean in our lives. We can try to imagine how policies might affect us individually, but from a freelancer’s perspective, it’s important to remember the power we have to build collective solutions to the issues that affect us.And Freelancers Union is moving forward as planned, creating solutions for our common good. Freelancers Medical, the nation’s first health care practice just for freelancers, is opening in Brooklyn, NY, next week. Health care reform stands and the health insurance CO-OPs that Freelancers Union is sponsoring in New Jersey, New York, and Oregon are under way. Next fall, thousands of freelancers in these states will have access to affordable, high-quality health care like never before.We’re building a national movement, solving the challenges we all face and nurturing an economy in which mutual support fuels our individual initiative. That’s what the battle between entropy and idealism is all about. On one side, it’s the chaos of individuals going it alone, struggling to stitch together a safety net and a sustainable work life. On the other side is the power of the group uniting so we can thrive. I, for one, am betting on the idealist impulse because we’ve already seen it work.With the elections over, Washington is back at work. And part of our shared effort is to call for public policy changes that will give us the tools we need to put our idealism to work. I’ll discuss three specific policy objectives in weeks to come. But first, I hope you’ve had the chance to catch that breath, close your eyes, and picture the freelance nation we’re building together.last_img read more

Around Stillwater: Ogbah Goes Kayaking

Around Stillwater: Ogbah Goes Kayaking

first_imgFormer #OKState F Le’Bryan Nash will join the Houston Rockets’ summer league team, per his agent. Mini-camp next week in Houston first.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) July 3, 2015This video is pretty sweet.Can’t wait for the House Party at Boone Pickens Stadium later this fall ???? #GoPokes #OKState pic.twitter.com/GSElE05GSL— Sean Bennett (@Broadcaster005) July 3, 2015Basketball team is getting the footwork right!Fancy footwork. #Agilities #OKState #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/mGEyh8GU2n— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) July 8, 2015I already love Jawun Evans.Less than 48 hours after winning @FIBA U19 gold in Greece @Hungry_humble0 got back to work in Stillwater. #OKState pic.twitter.com/uIwh6umair— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) July 7, 2015Mason got a new number! (And Baker Mayfield approves) Jawun Evans won a gold medal with Team USA, Mason Rudolph got a new number(?!), and the basketball team is all over the Twittersphere. Check it out.Ogbah went kayaking this week. When you’re 6’4, 270, all the lifejackets probably are a little snug.Went kayaking for first time today? pic.twitter.com/r9Fo9gAZOe— Emmanuel Ogbah (@EmanOgbah) July 4, 2015Davon Dillard officially joined the Cowboy family this week.New beginnings ?? @OSUAthletics #CowboysNation pic.twitter.com/RfCTQdRiGr— Davon Dillard (@DDillard24) July 2, 2015Cobbins will join the Thunder summer league. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

U17 World Cup: What to expect from India v Colombia?

U17 World Cup: What to expect from India v Colombia?

first_imgU17 World Cup India in FIFA U17 World Cup: What to expect from next opponent Colombia? Atanu Mitra Last updated 2 years ago 13:03 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aniket Jadhav India U17 USA U17 2017 U17 World Cup AIFF Media U17 World Cup India U17 v Colombia U17 India U17 Colombia U17 The hosts will face the South American nation in their second match and it will not be a small hurdle. After putting up a valiant display against the United States of America in the first match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, India will be facing Colombia in their second test on Monday. Even though it was well known that qualifying to the next round is a distant dream for India, most fans hoped that India would at least be able to open their account in their first tryst with the top competition.If there was one learning from Friday’s Colombia – Ghana tie in the capital, it was that the African country is in a different league altogether. Hence, if India wants to take home a point, it needs to bag that in the second match.So, how did the Colombian outfit look like in their first test? For the majority of the match, they were dominated by the Black Starlets and the score-line was too flattering for the losing side as Ghana missed a number of sitters in the opening half an hour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Abhijit Sarkar Chris Goslin India U17 USA U17 2017 U17 World CupThe men in yellow lined up in a 4-2-3-1, though they changed it to a 4-3-3 occasionally while going forward. Deyman Cortes started upfront, but it was the left-winger Leandro Campaz who looked the most dangerous, cutting inside from the flanks and testing the custodian. Brayan Gomez struggled initially in the number 10 role while Andres Perera was impressive as the midfield pivot.While Ghana looked uber-quick in counters, Colombia were calm in their passing. They saw more of the ball, maintaining 56% possession in a tie where they were the second best side. This is a major difference with India, who despite growing into the game, found it difficult to dictate proceedings and except for a handful of occasions, were not able to weave through more than three-four forward passes.Another trend, which will continue throughout the tournament, is the physical advantage the opponents will have against India. It made life difficult for the Blue Colts on Friday evening, as youngsters like Komal Thatal, Suresh Wangjam and Sanjeev Stalin found it difficult to run past their markers. Colombia, on the other hand, didn’t look inferior to Ghana on this metric, which means Amarjit and co. will have to come up with a better plan to deal with them.Goalkeeper Dheeraj Moirangthem was the best player for Matos’s side against USA, parrying away four on-target shots. “The goalkeeper made several saves in the opening 20 minutes. He was exceptional on the night,” Jack Hackworth, the USA coach, remarked after the match. Going by the opening match, Monday will once again be another busy day in the office for the amicable Manipur lad. Orlando Restrepo’s boys looked trigger happy, taking 18 shots in the tie, even though only three of them were on target.Another key takeaway from the Colts’ game was their relative lack of game-time compared to American peers. While Stalin et al. have only played the AFC U-16 championship last year, their next opponents had to face the mighty Latin American nations to book a berth. In the 2017 U-17 continental championship, which also served as the gateway to the World Cup, Colombia had beaten Ecuador, Uruguay and Paraguay and had drawn with Venezuela and Chile.With their last game against the USA being a potential second place decider, the coach may want to ring in a few changes on Monday, which can make life easier for Matos’s outfit. Midfielder Etilso Martinez has a yellow card and is the first name on the list of players who can get dropped.Even then, India earning a point in the fixture would be counted as a major upset. But you can’t blame the fans for dreaming!last_img read more

a month agoBurnley boss Dyche confirms Gudmundsson back for Aston Villa

a month agoBurnley boss Dyche confirms Gudmundsson back for Aston Villa

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche confirms Gudmundsson back for Aston Villaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche has confirmed Johann Berg Gudmundsson is available for their clash with Aston Villa.The winger has missed the last three Premier League games following a calf injury.Dyche said, “Johann comes back into the thinking. He’s had a good week’s training.“I think all of the wide players have different qualities – and I’m going to include Jeff (Hendrick) as a fifth because he’s so good operating in different positions.“We want that mixture of qualities they bring. I think the four main wide players all offer something different and I think that’s a good weapon for us – whether they start or whether they come off the bench.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Nick Saban Announces That Alabama’s Injured 5-Star Freshman RB Bo Scarbrough Is Suspended For First 4 Games

Nick Saban Announces That Alabama’s Injured 5-Star Freshman RB Bo Scarbrough Is Suspended For First 4 Games

first_imgAlabama football players at practice.Bo ScarbroughNick Saban announced this evening that five-star redshirt freshman running back Bo Scarbrough is suspended for the first four games of Alabama’s season. Scarbrough, who tore his ACL in April, has been recovering well. He’s participating in team activities but has to wear a black no-contact jersey during practice. Saban said the suspension is a result of an “NCAA thing.”It’s important to note that Scarbrough likley wouldn’t be able to play early this season, anyway, due to the injury. Saban said Bo Scarbrough is ahead of schedule but he’s facing no contact in practice. Oh, and he’s suspended for the first four games.— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) August 6, 2015Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough (knee) was on the practice field in a black, non-contact jersey. He had knee surgery in April.— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) August 6, 2015Saban says Bo Scarbrough’s 4-game suspension is an NCAA issue regarding his amateurism eligibility.— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) August 6, 2015Alabama opens its season Sept. 5 against Wisconsin.last_img read more

NSLC Announces Second Quarter Results

NSLC Announces Second Quarter Results

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) today, Dec. 21, released its second quarter results (July 1, to Sept. 30) for 2006. The NSLC recorded net income of $56 million on net sales of $144 million, an increase of 1.91 per cent compared to net income in the same period in 2005. A detailed news release on second quarter results can be found onthe NSLC website at www.thenslc.com . -30-last_img

Access Nova Scotia Centre Closures

Access Nova Scotia Centre Closures

first_imgThe Access Nova Scotia Centres in Kentville, Bridgewater and Yarmouth along with Registry of Motor Vehicles offices located in Middleton and Digby will close at 4:30 p.m., because of weather conditions. -30-last_img

Inuk advocate for women rejected for liver transplant due to alcoholism friends

Inuk advocate for women rejected for liver transplant due to alcoholism friends

first_imgA young Inuk woman from Labrador has become the latest person to battle Ontario’s organ donation agency over its policy of rejecting liver transplants for alcoholics who haven’t abstained from drinking for six months.Friends of Delilah Saunders, a 26-year-old advocate for Indigenous rights, have launched a campaign for her inclusion on a transplant waiting list.“Her liver is kaput and her chances of survival are pretty low without a new liver,” Rebecca Moore said Thursday after visiting her friend the night before at the Ottawa Hospital.The Trillium Gift of Life Network, which allocates organs for transplants in Ontario, says its abstinence policy is used across Canada and the United States.Dr. Atul Humar, director of transplantation at the University Health Network in Toronto, said one of the reasons for the widely applied policy is that there is research suggesting some alcoholics who receive transplants will resume drinking, causing their new organ to fail.“If someone continues to drink after their liver transplant, they risk damaging that organ as well. The rationale is that if people can abstain for some time prior to a transplant, they can abstain for some time afterwards,” he said in an interview.Moore said Saunders’ family is considering a court injunction.She says her friend is anxious to take part in a Trillium pilot project, beginning in August, that will waive the abstinence policy for some alcoholics who agree to receive support for dealing with their addiction.Moore said the abstinence policy is preventing her and others from offering themselves as possible donors, while Saunders remains hooked up to hospital machinery to keep her alive. She was admitted to the hospital on Saturday.“It’s frustrating wanting to be able to go and get tested to see if you’re a match to save your best friend’s life but being told, ‘No, they’re not even going to give it a chance,’” said Moore.Humar said doctors must also consider that if they transplant a living person’s liver to another person, there should be a high likelihood of success.“It’s a major operation and we only want to do that if we’re sure the transplant will be successful.”The doctor said there is significant shortage of donated livers. As a result, about one third of the people in the program die while awaiting a transplant.Saunders is the sister of Loretta Saunders, who was murdered three years ago by two people subletting her Halifax apartment.The Saunders’ family recently gave emotionally charged testimony before the National Inquiry into Murder and Missing Women and Girls at Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton.As for the challenges Saunders faces in getting a transplant, her case is the latest in a series of similar cases in recent years.Cary Gallant, a 45-year-old alcoholic denied access to the Ontario wait list, had launched a case in the fall challenging the constitutionality of Trillium’s rule.Gallant’s goal was to have Trillium agree to assess patients who consume alcohol on a case-by-case basis for possible waivers.Debra Selkirk, whose husband Mark died from liver disease, had planned a constitutional challenge of the six-month policy when he was refused a transplant.She said she dropped her two-year fight due Trillium’s commitment to start the pilot project and to provide transplants to almost 100 patients with alcohol-related liver disease.“I think an exception should be made for everybody,” she said. “I think they should start transplanting now.”A spokeswoman for Trillium did not respond to a request for an interview on the medical reasons for its policy.However, Jennifer Long wrote that the agency is “in the midst of finalizing the pilot program.”Humar said there is variation in existing research on what percentage of alcoholics who are provided with transplanted livers will return to drinking.“In patients transplanted for alcoholic liver disease the (rates of recidivism) is anywhere from 10 to 40 per cent. It varies a lot on the types of patients transplanted, how long they’ve been abstinent and what kind of addictions support you have on hand for those kinds of patients.”Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

15 Canadians on cruise ship that was stranded off Norway one injured

15 Canadians on cruise ship that was stranded off Norway one injured

first_imgThe Associated Press STAVANGER, Norway — Global Affairs Canada says 15 Canadians were on board the Viking Sky cruise ship when it ran into engine trouble off Norway’s rough, frigid western coast.In an email statement, department spokesperson Stefano Maron says one of the 15 was injured, and consular officials are in contact with those involved.Marcon says no further information can be disclosed, citing the Privacy Act.The cruise ship was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew when it issued a mayday call on Saturday afternoon.Rescuers worked all night and into Sunday to airlift half of its passengers, 479 people, to shore by helicopter before the ship was able to slowly make its way to shore on Sunday.The Viking Ocean Cruises company says all the passengers and crew are now safe, the ship has docked in the western Norwegian port of Molde and passengers are flying home as soon as possible.-with files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

Katharine McPhee To Perform at Saint Johns Health Center Annual Gala Celebration

Katharine McPhee To Perform at Saint Johns Health Center Annual Gala Celebration

first_imgThe Saint John’s Health Center Foundation and Irene Dunne Guild announced today that chart-topping recording artist and actress Katharine McPhee will perform at their annual gala celebration, which will take place on Saturday, October 20 at the Beverly Hilton.The Gala, themed “The Power of Partnership” this year, honors the people of Saint John’s who make the difference – physicians, researchers, staff, trustees, volunteers and grateful patients – all working together to save lives. Net proceeds will benefit vital programs, services and greatest needs within distinguished areas of excellence at Saint John’s Health Center including cancer, cardiac care, maternal and child health, men’s health, neuroscience, nursing, orthopedics, thoracic surgery and urology.“We are looking forward to another remarkable evening celebrating the work of our incredible physicians and nurses, the innovative research we continue to pursue on our campus and our devoted supporters who help make it all possible,” and supporters who make what they do possible,” said Robert Klein, President and CEO, Saint John’s Health Center Foundation. “We are thrilled to have Katharine McPhee joining us to share her beautiful voice and headline what is sure to be an unforgettable night!”Renowned for her powerhouse presence and show-stopping performances, Katharine McPhee possesses a voice for the ages. Audiences first fell under the chanteuse’s spell during a storied run on American Idol Season 5 in 2006. Propelled by the smash “Over It,” her 2007 self-titled debut bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and achieved an RIAA gold certification. 2010 saw her return with not one, but two records—Unbroken and Christmas is the Time To Say I Love You. Simultaneously, she became a force on the big and small screens. McPhee co-starred alongside Debra Messing on Smash from executive producer Steven Spielberg as well as guest appearances on CSI: NY, Community, Family Guy, and more. Meanwhile, she starred in various films. A sought-after performer, she has taken stage for PBS specials, including Foster and Friends and Chris Botti In Boston. In addition, she’s an active spokesperson for buildOn. Between starring in the CBS drama Scorpion (now in its fourth season with McPhee in a high-profile lead role), she released 2015’s Hysteria to much fan praise.Now, McPhee reimagines, recharges, and reinvigorates a host of timeless jazz standards on her fifth full-length, I Fall In Love Too Easily [BMG] produced by Don Was [The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt].Leadership support for this year’s event includes Irene Dunne Guild gala chair Christina Arechaederra. Christina is supported by the gala committee including Maria Arechaederra, Sylvia Balbona, Jane Loh, Cheryl Robertson Thode and Kathy Yawitz.This year’s Dinner Chairs include Kathy and John Danhakl, Lynda Oschin and Jerry B. Epstein, Mary and Jay Flaherty, Martha and David Ho Family, Robert and Elizabeth Lowe, Teresita and Shelby Notkin, Dominic Ornato, and Donna Schweers and Tom Geiser.Individual tickets to the October 20th Gala Celebration are $750 and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, please contact Tess Csiszar at Saint John’s Health Center Foundation at 310-829-8168 or email Tess.Csiszar@stjohns.org.For more information, visit www.SaintJohnsFoundation.org.last_img read more

Appointment confirmed of UN special adviser on responsibility to protect

Appointment confirmed of UN special adviser on responsibility to protect

11 December 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the agreement of the Security Council to his intention to appoint Edward Luck as his new Special Adviser with a focus on the responsibility to protect. Mr. Luck will serve in the post at the Assistant Secretary-General level on a part-time basis, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters today.In a letter to the Council announcing his plan to appoint Mr. Luck, Mr. Ban called him “a distinguished international scholar with extensive knowledge of the United Nations system and a superb reputation for academic and practical excellence.”Mr. Luck will be tasked with working closely with Francis Deng, Mr. Ban’s Special Adviser for Prevention of Genocide, given the complementarity of their work.His primary roles will be conceptual development and consensus-building, in recognition of the fledgling nature of the international agreement on the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Mr. Ban stated. read more

Fake Facebook account of slain Hamilton soldier used to lure women

Fake Facebook account of slain Hamilton soldier used to lure women

A fake Facebook account portraying a Hamilton soldier killed in a terror attack has been shut down after it was being used to lure women into romantic relationships online.Four women from the U.S told CBC News, “they corresponded with an account bearing the name and likeness of the slain corporal,” and that they had no idea who the man in the photos was or that the account was fake.The Facebook page used the name and photos of Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Cirillo, 24, was shot and killed standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa three years ago. The Facebook profile was closed after an online group of veterans spotted it and complained.

Progress shares rise on reports Petronas has resubmitted takeover bid to Ottawa

Progress shares rise on reports Petronas has resubmitted takeover bid to Ottawa

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 16, 2012 4:46 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Progress shares rise on reports Petronas has resubmitted takeover bid to Ottawa CALGARY – Shares in Progress Energy Resources rose Friday amid reports that Malaysia’s state-owned oil company has submitted a revised takeover bid to Ottawa in order to demonstrate the $6-billion deal would be of net benefit to Canada.The stock (TSX:PRQ) closed up about 2.3 per cent to $20.43 following various media reports out of Kuala Lumpur, which cited unidentified sources.Industry Minister Christian Paradis rejected Petronas’ offer on Oct. 19, but gave it 30 days to take another crack at winning approval.A spokesman for Progress in Calgary declined to confirm whether its would-be acquirer had submitted a new application.Both companies have met with Industry Canada to try to find out why the government rejected their deal — a move that dismayed many observers.Petronas CEO Shamsul Azhar Abbas was quoted in the London-based Financial Times earlier this week as saying that his company would be prepared to add more independent directors to the Progress board.He also told the Times that Petronas behaves like a publicly traded company and has worked to improve its governance and transparency in recent years.Industry Canada, meanwhile, is weighing the larger and more controversial takeover of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) by China National Offshore Oil Co. for $15.1 billion.Nexen shares also rose Friday, about 1.7 per cent to $25.69.That Investment Canada review, which has been extended twice so far, is set to end on Dec. 10. It can be extended in 30-day increments with the buyer’s consent.Prime Minister Stephen Harper said clarifications are coming soon to Ottawa’s rules for takeovers by state-owned enterprises. read more

The Technorati flood into Austin Texas for annual South by Southwest Interactive

The Technorati flood into Austin Texas for annual South by Southwest Interactive

by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Mar 11, 2015 1:04 am MDT FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Jessica Alba arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Alba on Monday, March 16, 2015 will discuss how she has grown her e-commerce company The Honest Co., which lets members order environmentally friendly household and baby products online, into a $1 billion company. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) The Technorati flood into Austin, Texas for annual South by Southwest Interactive festival AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Flying cars and a robot petting zoo. Mobile wallets and net neutrality. The most outlandish ideas of the future and tech trends shaping the world today will be in focus as the freewheeling South by Southwest Interactive Festival kicks off Thursday.The annual Austin, Texas gathering has a looser reputation than bigger tech conferences like the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, even as it has become more corporate in recent years. It’s a place where a Grumpy Cat appearance can generate as much excitement as the latest tech gizmo. It brought Twitter prominence in 2007 and location-sharing app Foursquare in 2009, but has since moved beyond the latest “killer app.” Last year, cybersecurity took centre stage as NSA leaker Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange headlined the lineup of panels and speakers.This year top speakers will tackle how to bring ideas that might seem like science fiction to the real world. Google’s Astro Teller, who heads the tech giant’s X division, will discuss making some of Google’s most ambitious projects, like self-driving cars or balloon-powered Internet, a reality. United Therapeutics CEO Martine Rothblatt will talk about tech innovations intersecting with artificial intelligence, immorality and the future of self. The Winklevoss twins, Tyler and Cameron, will be on hand to discuss what Bitcoin needs to do to succeed as a mainstream currency. And former vice-president Al Gore will make his third appearance at the annual festival to plug for new global climate legislation that is up for a vote in December.But aside from the big-name keynotes, festival director Hugh Forrest says the heart of the conference is the smaller panels and competitions.“We’re excited about the very strong speakers we have, but the heart of the event is really the up-and -coming people we haven’t heard of yet, people we’ll hear of in the next few years,” Forrest says. “South by Southwest is always about up-and-coming talent, be it a band or filmmaker or technology developer, and that holds true in 2015.”About 33,000-plus attendees from 82 countries are expected to flood into Austin to attend panels, network and party. Jack Krawczyk, director of product management for music streaming site Pandora, said the festival is an ideal place to connect with Pandora clients and others in the tech sphere, particularly because of its focus on both music and technology. The company has had a presence at SXSW since it launched in 2005 and hosts a “Discovery Den” with performances by 35 artists during the festival.“It’s a great place to get a lot of like-minded folks in the industry together to think about how interactive media is evolving and shifting,” Krawczyk says.Here are a few trends to watch.WIRED CELEBRITIESActress Jessica Alba on Monday will discuss how she has grown The Honest Co., which makes and sells environmentally friendly household and baby products online, into a $1 billion company. Actor Russell Brand, whose documentary “Brand: A Second Coming” opens the film section of SXSW, will talk Tuesday about his new daily YouTube show Trews and the power of online media. Also Tuesday, retired news anchor Dan Rather address breaking news in the era of Snapchat.TECH MEETS THE REAL WORLDThe non-profit Field Innovation Team is hosting a “Robot Petting Zoo” Sunday through Tuesday to showcase new robots that have helped or are being developed to aid in disaster and humanitarian crisis spots, such as a drone that can 3D print in midair. Attendees will be able to interact with the robots and learn about what they do. Meanwhile, government agency USAID is debuting a prototype of a new Ebola-fighting suit for healthcare workers that is faster and more efficient than the current suit.The Internet of things will be a hot topic as well. The Connected Car Council is hosting a pavilion on Saturday where automakers including Ford, Chrysler and Hyundai will showcase new technology. And Slovakian company Aeromobil, will detail its mission to create a flying car.ON SCREENThe film festival at SXSW has several tech-related movies debuting, including Alex Gibney’s documentary “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” which examines the Apple co-founder’s legacy, and the documentary “Deep Web,” which chronicles the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the founder of online black market Silk Road.CARPOOL WARSWith limited public transportation and spread out hotels and venues, pedicabs have often been the easiest way to get around in prior years. Ride-hailing companies hope to change that. The festival’s official ride-hailing company is Lyft, which will have designated pickup and dropoff zones around Austin’s convention centre. Lyft will also be offering Lyft Line, its carpooling service, in Austin. But it will have competition. Uber will be offering its uberPool car-sharing service in the city as well, plus a promotion where some drivers may have VIP tickets to some SXSW events. read more

A message from the Chair of the Department of Political Science

A message from the Chair of the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is shocked and appalled by the racist social media comments posted by retired professor Garth Stevenson. The comments do not in any way conform to the values of the department, and we condemn them.Our department strives to create an atmosphere of respect and inclusion for students and faculty. We understand that President Gervan Fearon and the Senate will soon be discussing the withdrawal of Garth Stevenson’s emeritus status. The department supports this plan.In addition, we plan to host a public forum in the fall that will address reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.Paul Hamilton, ChairDepartment of Political ScienceBrock University

Brock students place third at national supply chain competition

Brock students place third at national supply chain competition

Four students from Brock University’s Goodman School of Business placed third out of 24 teams at the Supply Chain Management Association Student Case Competition, held on Feb. 19-20 at McMaster University and the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business concurrently.Business students Chris Pace, Josh Ratz, Melissa Trapani and Sameer Verma placed first at the regional (Eastern Canada) level and advanced to the national level to claim third place overall.The competition focuses on logistics, network design, procurement, relationship management, supply chain risks and sustainability in the field of supply chain management through a series of business case analysis and presentations in front of judging panels made up of business professionals, academics and corporate sponsors.Business students Sean Harder, Shayyaan Jafri and Dexter Lautenbach also competed in the regional level and received very positive feedback from judges on their presentation.Professor Danny Cho, who teaches supply chain management courses in Goodman’s Finance, Operations Management and Information Systems department, accompanied the team to the competition and provided faculty support by training and coaching the students.“I am very proud of these young people for what they have achieved over the past few weeks – their commitment, their work ethic and their willingness to put Goodman on the map in a very positive way,” he says.This was the first year the Goodman School of Business participated in the competition.“These types of competitions help round out students’ experiences and allow them to build employable skills such as analytical, communication and teamwork skills,” says Najlaa Rauf, Goodman’s student engagement co-ordinator. read more

Ohio State field hockey loses 2nd straight game

Ohio State field hockey loses 2nd straight game

Sophomore forward Brooke Hiltz (6) marks an opposing player during a game against Penn State on Sept. 28 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Grant Miller / Copy chiefBehind two goals from senior forward Jenna Chrismer, Penn State field hockey outlasted Ohio State, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field.OSU senior co-captain and midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner made the game interesting late when she converted on a penalty stroke with 7:50 left to play in regulation to cut Penn State’s lead to one.The Buckeyes (3-6, 0-2) couldn’t climb the ladder, however, and were unable to break through in the game’s final minutes.Freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey created the penalty stroke after she dribbled down the field and was tackled inside the scoring circle. She subsequently had to leave the game due to a right leg injury, but returned with less than four minutes to play.OSU had one final gasp when junior back and co-captain Emma Royce fired on goal off a penalty corner with a little more than five minutes left, but redshirt-senior goalie Kylie Licata made a diving stop to preserve the game for Penn State (8-2, 2-1).Despite the valiant effort toward the finish, OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said Sunday the game was lost in the opening minutes against the two-time defending Big Ten champions.“We could have (done) a lot better job in the first 15-20 minutes of setting the tone and playing strong defense,” Wilkinson said. “We need to be able to take charge in the (defending) circle.”Royce said the team’s mindset must change in order to dictate the pace from the start of each game.“I think the best way we can stay focused for the first 15 (minutes) is instead of ball watching, focusing on our tempo and keeping possession of the ball,” she said. “The reason why we get turned over in our back third in the early 15 is because we give away the ball too easily. So it’s more attention to detail, which I think is the key.”It took Penn State just 2:41 to get on the board when Chrismer scored off an assist from senior forward Taylor Herold from three yards out.Less than eight minutes later, with the score 2-1, Chrismer connected again off a pass from sophomore midfielder Carly Celkos.“I think we need to mentally prepare beforehand, have good warm-ups,” OSU junior forward Peanut Johnson said. “It starts there because I think it’s taking us a little bit of time to be on our game, which can’t happen.”In the second half, OSU struggled with Penn State’s size and the pressure they put on the ball. The Buckeyes found it hard to get into scoring position, recording five shots in the second period.Penn State had a 4-2 advantage in penalty corners in the second half. Penn State sophomore back Emilee Ehret converted off one a little more than 10 minutes into the frame with assists from Herold and senior forward Laura Gebhart. And Ehret’s goal proved to be the difference maker in the end.Herold’s three assists Sunday put her one point away from 100 in her Penn State career.The Buckeyes are set to go on the road for three consecutive games to start October against Maryland, Virginia and Rutgers. OSU is set to face Maryland on Friday in College Park, Md., at 3:30 p.m. read more

Mens basketball Ohio State optimistic Andre Wesson could be back shortly

Mens basketball Ohio State optimistic Andre Wesson could be back shortly

Ohio State then-freshman forward Andre Wesson attempts a 3-pointer against Northwestern on Jan. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State men’s basketball forward Andre Wesson’s availability for the 2017-18 season was called into question last week when the Buckeyes announced the sophomore was undergoing medical tests on an undisclosed medical issue. One week later, Wesson appears to be on his way back to the court well before games start in November.“We are completing the medical evaluating process and anticipate having Andre (Wesson) back on the court shortly,” team spokesman Dan Wallenberg said in an email.  Wesson played 29 games, averaging 11.6 minutes and 2.3 points per game as a freshman.Having Wesson healthy would give new coach Chris Holtmann more breathing room with a thin roster of nine 11 scholarship players that includes two former walk-ons. Wesson, a Westerville native, is one of three small forwards on the team with Keita Bates-Diop and freshman Kyle Young. read more