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New Challenge

first_imgWhen Dustin Johnson returns to the PGA Tour in two weeks at the Farmers Insurance Open it will have been six months since last he plied his trade at the highest level, but for the 30-year-old it may as well have been a lifetime ago. When the eight-time Tour winner finished up his season at the Canadian Open he was, by his own admission, not happy. He was tired of underachieving – again, by his own admission – and needed to reset. Since then he’s surrounded himself with an assortment of professionals and even a “life coach,” to learn how to deal with stress and the realities of a vastly changing world, none bigger than the birth of Johnson and fiancé Paulina Gretzky’s first child, son Tatum, on Monday. “He’s awesome. Couldn’t be better. It’s been really, really cool,” Johnson told GolfChannel.com Friday in a one-one-one phone interview. But then fatherhood doesn’t seem to fully describe the transformation Johnson said he has made in the last six months. When he bolted the Tour last July “to seek professional help for personal challenges,” few could have predicted how hectic the next few months would be. Two days after announcing his leave of absence, Golf.com, citing an unnamed source, reported that Johnson had actually been suspended by the Tour for failing his third drug test. Both the Tour and Johnson denied that report. “No. I’ve already answered all these questions,” Johnson said on Friday when asked about a prior Golf.com report. He did concede, however, that there were plenty of challenges he needed to face before becoming a father or returning to professional golf. Although he said he didn’t go to a rehabilitation clinic, he did surround himself with people who could teach him how to deal with life’s unpredictability. “I had to take a look at my goals,” he said. “Finding out Paulina was pregnant I knew it was time to do some soul searching and really work on me. I want to be a great father and a great husband.” One of those people who stepped in to help was Paulina’s father, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Johnson sold his South Florida home, although he has purchased a new home just down the street that he plans to move into once it’s renovated, and spent much of the last six months living in a rented house near Gretzky at Sherwood Country Club outside Los Angeles. “He’s been great,” Johnson said. “Honestly, you can’t ask for a better role model as far as sports are concerned. The things he’s done in his career no one will ever do. Just having someone like that to talk to. We played golf every day. We see them every day, we have breakfast up there and dinner with them.” Gretzky taught Johnson how to engage fans and deal with the pressures that come with a high-profile marriage. But mostly Gretzky just listened to a man who has never seemed entirely comfortable in the spotlight and often resorted to self-destructive outlets to deal with his pressures. “One big thing that I learned was stress. The way I describe it is the way I am on the golf course I act like I don’t get too excited or too down on myself. I kind of transferred that over to life,” Johnson said. “I always kept things inside. I never dealt with them. When I was drinking, I’d drink too much. Dealing with all that helped a bunch.” Johnson recently worked with his swing coach, Butch Harmon, who said he’s impressed with the new and improved player, both physically and mentally. “He seems to have his head on straight and is in great shape,” Harmon said. A large part of Johnson’s transformation was prompted by the impending birth of his son, but there was also an underlying desire to turn what he says has been a good career into a great one. Reaching his full potential crystalized in September while he watched the U.S. team – a team he qualified for but didn’t play on following his announced hiatus – at the Ryder Cup. “The only thing I regret is not playing in the Ryder Cup,” he said. “Everything I have done has been to help me and help my family. Right now I couldn’t be in a better place, and I’m focused on playing as well as I can.” It will be a 146-mile drive from Los Angeles to Torrey Pines for Johnson’s first start of the year, but that doesn’t come close to the metaphorical distance he seems to have traveled in his return to the Tour.last_img read more

Free Music: Soule Monde ft. Trey Anastasio at Iridium In NYC 5/1/14

first_imgLast week, L4LM reported that Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio performed a full set with his TAB-cohorts, Soule Monde, at Iridium Jazz Club on May 1st. An audio recording of that show has just emerged, via bt.etree.org, and it is most definitely worth checking out.Soule Monde consists of keyboardist Ray Paczkowski and drummer Russ Lawton, both of whom are members of the TAB solo band project. The concert was mainly jazz instrumentals, though a microphone was set up on stage for the encore performance of the TAB standard, “Cayman Review.”The concert can also be streamed below:ENJOY!Set: Whassat, Compared To Jody, Elsie’s River, Bootsy Bonham, Ramblin, Take My Hand, Jody Grind, TangoEncore: Cayman Reviewlast_img

Are new football stadia a goal or a red card for development?

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Strong debuts for US Olympic rookies in women’s basketball

first_img“Once I got about five minutes into the game, basketball just kind of takes over,” Griner said. “I don’t want to say it turns into just another game, but it turns into just basketball. You’re out there playing, you know what to do.”Stewart may be a rookie to the Olympics, but she certainly isn’t to USA Basketball. The 21-year-old has played in the fifth most games for the U.S. of anyone on the Olympic team. She’s won five gold medals at the junior level as well as one at the world championship. She has a chance to win many more over the next decade.“She’s a newcomer to the Olympics, but certainly not to international basketball,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “Nearly everywhere she’s played she’s won.”Stewart scored 15 points in her Olympic debut and has made seven of her eight shots in the two games. The four-time NCAA champion leads the U.S. with 12 free throw attempts.“They could be starting on this team, there’s no question about it,” point guard Sue Bird of Olympic rookie teammates. “Their youth and I guess their lack of international experience is the one area but that will come with time. They’re playing so well and that’s why. … When Stewie and Elena come in, they’re like top five in the WNBA in scoring. When they come in it just keeps rolling.”Next up for the Americans is Serbia on Wednesday. The U.S. took Tuesday off after playing back-to-back days.While there will most likely be a huge roster turnover before the next Olympics with potentially half of this team retired by 2020, the young trio is a strong foundation to build on.“They definitely are the future of this team,” Diana Taurasi said. “They are all so unique and talented.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg,RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s been an impressive start to the Rio Games for the three Olympic rookies on the U.S. women’s basketball team.Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner have all had stretches when they have taken over games as the U.S. has won its first two contests in dominating fashion. There probably isn’t another country that could have the reigning WNBA MVP coming off the bench, but that’s the role Delle Donne has played so far. She actually enjoys it.“We’re so deep and that’s one of our many strengths, and I kind of like” coming in off the bench, said the 6-foot-5 star, who is averaging 11.5 points. “I like being able to watch the game a little bit, kind of watch from the bench, let it come to me and get out there and provide the spark.”While this is Delle Donne’s first major tournament experience with the U.S., Griner and Stewart played for coach Geno Auriemma in the world championship in 2014. In this July 29, 2016, file photo, United States’ Brittney Griner walks on the court during the first half of a women’s exhibition basketball game, in Bridgeport, Conn. . (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) Griner was big at the worlds, earning all-tournament honors. She’s given the U.S. a strong presence inside as neither Senegal nor Spain attempted to score much in the paint with her in the game. The 6-8 center acknowledged it took a few minutes for her to get comfortable on the court, but once she got her feet wet, she was ready. “Once I got about five minutes into the game, basketball just kind of takes over,” Griner said. “I don’t want to say it turns into just another game, but it turns into just basketball. You’re out there playing, you know what to do.”Stewart may be a rookie to the Olympics, but she certainly isn’t to USA Basketball. The 21-year-old has played in the fifth most games for the U.S. of anyone on the Olympic team. She’s won five gold medals at the junior level as well as one at the world championship. She has a chance to win many more over the next decade.“She’s a newcomer to the Olympics, but certainly not to international basketball,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “Nearly everywhere she’s played she’s won.”Stewart scored 15 points in her Olympic debut and has made seven of her eight shots in the two games. The four-time NCAA champion leads the U.S. with 12 free throw attempts.“They could be starting on this team, there’s no question about it,” point guard Sue Bird of Olympic rookie teammates. “Their youth and I guess their lack of international experience is the one area but that will come with time. They’re playing so well and that’s why. … When Stewie and Elena come in, they’re like top five in the WNBA in scoring. When they come in it just keeps rolling.”Next up for the Americans is Serbia on Wednesday. The U.S. took Tuesday off after playing back-to-back days.While there will most likely be a huge roster turnover before the next Olympics with potentially half of this team retired by 2020, the young trio is a strong foundation to build on.“They definitely are the future of this team,” Diana Taurasi said. “They are all so unique and talented.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinbergcenter_img Griner was big at the worlds, earning all-tournament honors. She’s given the U.S. a strong presence inside as neither Senegal nor Spain attempted to score much in the paint with her in the game. The 6-8 center acknowledged it took a few minutes for her to get comfortable on the court, but once she got her feet wet, she was ready. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s been an impressive start to the Rio Games for the three Olympic rookies on the U.S. women’s basketball team.Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner have all had stretches when they have taken over games as the U.S. has won its first two contests in dominating fashion. There probably isn’t another country that could have the reigning WNBA MVP coming off the bench, but that’s the role Delle Donne has played so far. She actually enjoys it.“We’re so deep and that’s one of our many strengths, and I kind of like” coming in off the bench, said the 6-foot-5 star, who is averaging 11.5 points. “I like being able to watch the game a little bit, kind of watch from the bench, let it come to me and get out there and provide the spark.”While this is Delle Donne’s first major tournament experience with the U.S., Griner and Stewart played for coach Geno Auriemma in the world championship in 2014.last_img read more

THUNDER STRUCK! Cup champs Griffith Swords Thunder knocked out in opening round

first_imgBasketball Ireland Women’s Super League: NUIG Mystics 70-76 Ambassador UCC GlanmireTop scorers NUIG Mystics: Kiera Gaines 23, Dayna Finn 15, Aine McDonagh 12Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Claire Rockall 19, Grainne Dwyer 13, Alexis Eckles 10Half time score: NUIG Mystics 35-46 Ambassador UCC Glanmire Hula Hoops Men’s Presidents Cup (Round 1 – Knock out)LYIT Donegal 82-84 Keane’s SuperValu KillorglinIT Carlow Basketball 83-89 NeptuneBallincollig 20-0 Dublin LionsFr Mathews 99-76 LIT CelticsParis Texas Kilkenny 77-75 Ulster University ElksPortlaoise Panthers 70-64 Ej Sligo All Stars Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1:   UL Huskies v Marble City Hawks, PESS Building-UL-Limerick, 17:00;Griffith College Swords Thunder v Fabplus North West, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   Ambassador UCC Glanmire v Portlaoise Panthers, Mardyke Arena, 13:00;DCU Mercy v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, DCU Complex, 15:30; HULA HOOPS NATIONAL CUP FIXTURESHula Hoops National Cup quarter-finals (Pat Duffy Cup)To be played weekend of December 1-3rd with first named having home advantage.Moycullen v Pyrobel KillesterBlack Amber Templeogue v ÉannaUCC Demons v Garvey’s Tralee WarriorsDCU Saints v UCD Marian There were thrills, spills and upsets galore at the weekend as the opening round of the Hula Hoops National Cup got underway, dishing up some spectacular results across the board. Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: NUIG Mystics 70-76 Ambassador UCC GlanmirePyrobel Killester 78-64 Portlaoise PanthersCourtyard Liffey Celtics 66-65 Singleton SuperValu BrunellDCU Mercy 74-69 IT Carlow Basketball Hula Hoops Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup (Round 1 – Knock out)Griffith College Swords Thunder 70-75 DCU SaintsBlack Amber Templeogue 90-81 Belfast StarKUBS 47-101 UCC DemonsMoycullen 79-71 Maree Basketball Ireland Men’s Super LeagueUCD Marian 66-91 Pyrobel Killester Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:   IT Carlow Basketball v Ballincollig, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 12:30;LYIT Donegal v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney, Bishops Field, 15:00;LIT Celtics v Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin, SportsHub Limerick IT, 18:00;Neptune v Portlaoise Panthers, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;EJ Sligo All-Stars v Titans, Mercy College, 19:30; Monday 30th October 2017Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Griffith College Swords Thunder v DCU Saints, ALSAA-Dublin, 15:00;Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Eanna, Tralee, 15:00;Moycullen v KUBS BC, NUIG Galway, 15:00;Black Amber Templeogue v Maree, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 15:30; Team representatives from the Men’s Super League pictured at the official launch of the Basketball Ireland season 2017/18 at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin, where the Hula Hoops National Cup draw also took place. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile One result in particular caught the attention of basketball fans nationwide, as underdogs DCU Saints caused the upset of the weekend when they overcame reigning Cup champions Griffith College Swords Thunder in thrilling fashion, 75-70. Basketball Ireland Fixtures: October 28th-30thSaturday 28th October 2017          Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   UCD Marian v DCU Saints, UCD, 19:00;KUBS BC v Black Amber Templeogue, Greendale, 19:00;Maree v Griffith College Swords Thunder, CC-Oranmore, 19:45;Pyrobel Killester v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, IWA-Clontarf, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   Pyrobel Killester v IT Carlow Basketball, IWA-Clontarf, 18:00;Maxol WIT Wildcats v NUIG Mystics, Mercy Gym, 19:00; Hula Hoops President’s Cup quarter-finalsTo be played weekend of December 1-3rd with first named having home advantage.Fr Mathews v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s KillarneyBallincollig v Portlaoise PanthersNeptune v TitansParis Texas Kilkenny v Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin Sunday 29th October 2017 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Belfast Star v UCC Demons, Methodist College, 15:00; Basketball Ireland Detailed Results – October 21st-23rd Basketball Ireland Men’s Hula Hoops Cup (Pat Duffy Cup)Moycullen 79-71 Maree – MOYCULLEN ADVANCETop scorers Moycullen: Cian Nihill 22, Brandon McGuire 19, Patrick Lyons 15Top scorers Maree: Eoin Rockall 15, Watkins Williams 13, Kenneth Hansberry 11Half time score: Moycullen 42-34 Maree “It was a sweet win to get,” admitted DCU Saints head coach, Joey Boylan. “It feels very good to get the win, especially in the Cup. It was always going to be a tough game, being up against Swords and especially in their place, but we never let them get a run on us.”Indeed, Swords, who had lost just one game so far this season, were left on the back foot from early on as Joey Boylan’s charges drove into a 38-42 point half time lead, with Men’s Super League September Player of the Month, Dee Proby, proving to be a massive thorn in the side of the Swords defence, top scoring with 30 points.Elsewhere, Black Amber Templeogue held firm to run out 90-81 point winners over Belfast Star, with a phenomenal display from Lorcan Murphy, which saw him net 30 points for the Dubliners despite the best efforts of Star’s Conor Quinn and Keelan Cairns.“We made hard work of it,” admitted Templeogue’s Mark Keenan afterwards. “The second half was a tight affair, it came right down to the last few minutes but I’m just happy we closed it out.”UCC Demons eased passed KUBS in style on Saturday evening at Greendale, while Moycullen did just enough to scrape past a determined Maree in the all Galway battle on Sunday afternoon.There was also Cup action in the Men’s Division One league, with the battle for the President’s Cup producing some big results. Cup holders Neptune got out of jail just in time against IT Carlow, managing to hold their nerve in the dying seconds to edge into the second round.Elsewhere, Paris Texas Kilkenny shocked Ulster University Elks with a big win at home, while Cup runners-up from last season, Ej Sligo All Stars bowed out at the hands of Portlaoise Panthers.In the Women’s Super League meanwhile, Courtyard Liffey Celtics and Singleton SuperValu Brunell dished up one of the games of the weekend, with just a point separating the sides at the final buzzer, and the Kildare team relieved to take the win.“It was a great win. We didn’t get off to the best start – it took us at least two quarters to figure out their strengths,” said Celtics head coach, Mark Byrne. “Once we did that, we played great defence in the second half. They’re a really tough team, smart and well-coached, so any win against them, you’ve got to be happy with.”Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester bagged their first win of the season when they overcame Portlaoise Panthers at home on Saturday evening, while NUIG Mystics had to settle for second best in a close tie with Ambassador UCC Glanmire. Mark Ingle’s charges at DCU Mercy meanwhile made it two from two with a solid win over IT Carlow Basketball on Sunday afternoon. Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1: Marble City Hawks 55-53 MeteorsFabplus North West 52-74 Fr MathewsUlster University Elks 72-78 Griffith College Swords Thunder Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:   Ballincollig v Fr Mathews, Ballincollig CS, 13:00;LYIT Donegal v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Bishops Field Sports Centre, 15:00;Ulster University Elks v Paris Texas Kilkenny, Ulster University Elks, 15:00;Portlaoise Panthers v LIT Celtics, St Marys Sports Hall, 15:00;Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin v Dublin Lions, Killorglin Sports Centre, 15:00;Titans v IT Carlow Basketball, The Jes, 15:30; print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Two in five students drop out of courses at LYIT – report

first_imgStudents at Letterkenny IT have some of the highest drop-out rates in Irish institutes, according to a new report.The Higher Education Authority has recorded that 39% of students who started at the institute in 2007/2008 did not finish programmes.LYIT had the best retention rate in the country for level 8 degrees (13% dropout), while areas of concern include the 42% of entrants to Level 6 courses who did not complete their programmes. Over 770 students enrolled at LYIT in the year of the study. From this cohort, 474 completed their programmes and 302 dropped out.This is the first time that completion rates have been studied across all HEA institutions and universities in Ireland. Computing and technology degrees were identified as having the highest dropout rates across the board.The HEA ranked LYIT’s Computing course among the 19 courses with the poorest completion rates in universities and ITs nationally. 48% of students who enrolled in this course failed to make it to graduation.LYIT President Paul Hannigan has welcomed today’s report. Speaking to Donegal Daily, he said completion rates are a complex issue. Mr Hannigan said: “This is a multi-variative issue that takes into consideration a lot of issues other than student points and abilities, you have to look at socio-economic background, etc.”Mr Hannigan said other HEA analysis shows that Letterkenny IT has one of the best retention rates of any institute or university in the country, when all aspects such as the background of students and points levels are considered. “From that perspective it’s saying the service we provide here in terms of staff engagement is very strong and that shows in student surveys,” he said.The lowest combined course completion rate – across all Irish colleges – was computing at 55%. The highest retention levels were in schools of education and health and welfare.Mr Hannigan said there is an obvious issue relating to retention in Computing.He said: “The main aspect is around students’ expectations around what the programme actually provides. Students come in initially to study computer programming and there’s a maths requirement around that. So maybe the expectations on the course didn’t fit what they actually expected.” Looking at the detailed field of study areas showed that hotel, restaurant and catering studies were found to have the lowest completion rate (53%) in Ireland. No specific data was provided for individual institutes.Regarding the low completion in catering, Mr Hannigan said the figures were surprising compared to student numbers at the Killybegs Campus of LYIT.“From our perspective, we have had really good progression through the courses at Killybegs and the employment rate at the end of them is nearly 100%,” he said.Mr Hannigan added: “The biggest thing why people don’t complete courses in LYIT from our own experience is that they are going to get a job somewhere, so that’s not a negative, that’s a positive. There’s a whole load of factors involved in this. If I had a solution to this issue, going back 30 years, I’d be a millionaire.” Mr Hannigan’s comments came prior to the official launch of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors National Conference 2019, which will take place at LYIT this April.He said the major event will bring positive opportunities to the region.“We were delighted to be asked to host the event by the local IGC branch. We’re going to have possibly 400 guidance counsellors here, so it’s very important for us to show off the Institute, to show off the region and show our possibilities for further development,” Mr Hannigan said.Two in five students drop out of courses at LYIT – report was last modified: February 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:educationLYITlast_img read more

Lake Junaluska drawdown will begin Feb.7th

first_imgLake Junaluska will open its dam and begin drawing down the lake on Sunday, Feb. 7. The lake drawdown, which occurs every few years, offers a number of benefits to the life and health of Lake Junaluska, including removing silt, cleaning litter and making necessary repairs to the dam and sewer system. The lake will be filled again in time for Easter.Silt deposits come from runoff into the Richland Creek and Factory Branch stream watersheds, which feed into Lake Junaluska. The work conducted will follow U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit requirements.“From the very beginning, over 100 years ago, sediment has been deposited in the lake and has to be removed every few years,” said Lake Junaluska Executive Director Jack Ewing. “The lake is one of the greatest assets of Haywood County and it is important for it to be maintained for its beauty and recreational value.”Another benefit of the drawdown is removal of litter that collects on the edges and bottom of the lake.Additionally, during the drawdown local business RCF Construction will refurbish one of the three gates on the dam and rebuild a manhole that is part of the Lake Junaluska sewer system. Both Lake Junaluska and the Town of Waynesville sewer lines are located in the lake.The drawdown will follow the Polar Plunge, a popular winter event sponsored by the Haywood Waterways Association on Saturday, Feb. 6.From beginning to end activities associated with the lake drawdown typically take seven to eight weeks. This time frame can be affected by rain and snow, or lack thereof. The process is scheduled to be completed by Good Friday, ensuring the lake will again be filled for the annual Easter activities, including the Friends of the Lake 5K on Saturday, March 26, and the Easter Sunday service at Stuart Auditorium on March 27.Richland Creek will continue to flow through Lake Junaluska. Fish ducks and other wildlife manage well in the shallow waters until the lake refills.“While wildlife become concentrated during a drawdown, we are told by experts that there are no ill effects on them,” said Ewing. “In fact, people who fish say that the fishing is just as good after the lake comes back up as it was before the drawdown.”The Lake Junaluska walking path will remain open, though pedestrians are cautioned to watch for heavy equipment at the lake entry points set up for this project along U.S. 19. There will be no boating on the lake until the lake is restored to full pool.For more information, contact Rachel Watkins at [email protected] or 828-454-6702. To register for the Polar Plunge, visit crowdrise.com/4thannualpolarplunge.last_img read more

Marshfield baseball drops WVC opener to Wausau West

first_imgTigers held to three hits in home lossBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Payton Nelson had three hits and scored three times, and Grant Hill struck out seven over four innings to lift Wausau West to a 9-3 win over Marshfield in the Wisconsin Valley Conference opener for both teams Tuesday at Reeths Field.Zach Pearson also had three hits and drove in two runs, and Travis Lang hit a solo home run for the Warriors, who were playing in their season opener.Jake Brueggen suffered the loss for the Tigers (0-3 overall) after giving up four runs — three earned — and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.The Tigers were limited to three hits: singles by Braden Bohman, Paul Maguire, and Hunter Korger. Maguire’s hit drove in two runs for Marshfield.Marshfield plays at Wausau West on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Warriors 9, Tigers 3WP: Grant Hill. LP: Jake Brueggen. SV: Chandler Fochs.SO: Hill (4 inn.) 7, Fochs (3 inn.) 4; Brueggen (4 1/3 inn.) 4, Hunter Korger (2 2/3 inn.) 3. BB: Hill 1, Fochs 1; Brueggen 0, Korger 2.Top hitters: WW, Logan Grunenwald 2B, 2 runs; Zach Pearson 3×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Payton Nelson 3×5, 2B, 3 runs; Paul Weise 2B; Travis Lang HR, RBI. M, Braden Bohman 1×4, run; Paul Maguire 1×3, 2 RBIs.Records: Wausau West 1-0 overall and Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 0-3, 0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.last_img read more

Employee Accused of Making Illegal Audio Recording during Theft Investigation

first_imgA Walt Disney World employee made an illegal audio recording of her interview with Disney security officials while being questioned about thefts at the theme parks, according to prosecutors.Alicia Reese later shared that secret recording with Patrick Spikes, a former Disney employee who is accused of breaking into a theme park attraction and stealing props, deputies allege. Prosecutors have charged Reese with an illegal interception of oral communications, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.Reese and Spikes have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. Reese, who had been an employee of ESPN Club restaurant at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, was interviewed by two Disney security investigators in March about thefts from the company. A human resources representative and a union representative were also present during the interview, which reportedly took place in an office inside the Disney restaurant. According to authorities… ClickOrlando.com- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Google’s Picasa Uploader Addresses Camera-to-Cloud Problem on Chrome OS

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez Google has launched a test extension for its Chrome Web browser and browser-based Chrome OS computer operating system which seems to solve the problem of easily moving photos from a camera to online services like Google’s Picasa. This is more of challenge for Google’s so-called “cloud” operating system, Chrome OS, which is little more than a Web browser running on a notebook computer.The new extension called “Picasa Uploader” appeared only days ago, just ahead of the start of Google’s developer conference, Google I/O, which begins tomorrow in San Francisco. Will the extension launch at that time? How will it work? We don’t know yet, but the possibilities are intriguing.What’s the Picasa Uploader?The Picasa uploader extension, available here, is, according to reports, now automatically appearing on Cr-48 computers, the test hardware in the hands of users, journalists, developers and other early adopters of Google’s Chrome OS. We found the extension on our Chrome OS notebook too, for what it’s worth.The extension was created by Kan Liu, who goes by the username kannmnliu online, including within the Chrome Web Store. Kan Liu is a Senior Product Manager at Google, and involved in Chrome OS project. He’s also the creator of this Speed theme for Chrome OS users. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The description for this new Picasa extension reads simply: “Not for general use. This is for testing only.” The fact that the installation is publicly available, and even installable, makes us wonder if it’s about to be switched on for real-world use sometime this week.At present, you can install the extension, but it seems to be inactive. We tried plugging a camera into our Cr-48 notebook, but nothing happened, even when visiting the “upload” photos section of Picasa’s online service. (Let us know if you experience other results).Why This Little Extension MattersWhile a seemingly minor update, if Google was to provide a functional tool like this for uploading files from a peripheral device directly to the “cloud,” (in this case, Picasa), then it would have addressed on the few remaining hurdles in using an Internet-only operating system. It’s one of the many things we wondered about back in summer of 2009, when Google first announced Chrome OS.Several of Chrome OS’s challenges have since been overcome, including the issue of printing (via Google Cloud Print), running third-party applications (via the Chrome Web Store), spotty Wi-Fi coverage (via 3G access) and more. In truth, the biggest challenge with Chrome OS at present is the shoddy test hardware, which isn’t really a reflection on the OS itself. While Chrome OS is nowhere near being able to replace desktop computing and the powerful locally installed applications like Office and Photoshop that run best on users’ hard drives, it has come a long way to making casual, cloud-based computing possible.The only big question now is whether consumers want cloud-based notebooks at all, and if so, at what price? We may find out more about Chrome OS this week, as it’s expected the product will, at last, launch commercially thanks to Google’s hardware partners. The news is expected to arrive during Google I/O. Stay tuned.Update: We contacted Google about their plans for this extension. Its response?“We’re continually testing new features to enhance the user experience and garner feedback. This is one such test, but we don’t have any additional details to share at this time.”Yep, that’s what we thought. Tags:#Browsers#cloud computing#Google#news#web last_img read more

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