This happened after Murphy’s brilliant goal for Leeds v Bournemouth

first_imgLuke Murphy’s stunning goal for Leeds was enough to beat Championship leaders Bournemouth at Elland Road.The club are now six points clear of the relegation zone, while their opponents remain top, one point in front of Boro, who beat Cardiff.Leeds’ last win came on 29 November when they beat Derby 2-0 and supporters have had to endure an eight-game winless run which has included five defeats.Midfielder Murphy has been at the club since moving from Crewe in 2013 and following the 25-year-old’s first half goal, fans got pretty excited (check out the Vine below his goal)… 1 Luke Murphy last_img

Biola University set for student boom

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. The new five-story dormitory is on the site of the former Horton Hall and brings the total number of dormitories on campus to 10. Male and female students will live in separate wings in the facility. The new dorm has 203 rooms with 409 beds, compared with 53 rooms with 107 beds in the old building that was built in 1959. Downstairs there is a basement area with a laundry room, game room and kitchen. Arriving freshmen and family members, who hauled boxes, suitcases and clothing on hangers out of the car trunks and moving vans Friday, were happy to be moving into the new building. “I like that it is new and we don’t have to worry about anything,” said Monica Schumacher, 17, of Elk Grove, near Sacramento. LA MIRADA – Biola University officials received approval Thursday from the fire marshal to open the newest dormitory on campus and by the weekend, a steady steam of students wheeling bikes and carrying suitcases were moving in. Horton Hall is the latest facility to be completed in a building boom that began five years ago on the campus to meet the needs of a growing student population. This year, the student body has swelled to 4,500 full-time students. “We had to race to get it done in time, but we feel good about it all coming together for the students,” said Ken Bascom, senior director of facilities, planning and construction at the Christian university in La Mirada. “This is absolutely a good thing. It makes me feel better that my oldest daughter is moving into a great environment like this,” added her mother, Marcia Schumacher. The university, which was founded in 1908 as the Bible Institute of Los Angeles and moved to its present location in 1959, has grown rapidly in recent years. For example, in 1995 the enrollment was only 2,600. But after several years of breaking enrollment records because of a high number of graduating high school seniors and increased interest by parents in sending their children to a Christian school, the university was running out of room, said Bascom. “Everywhere was overcrowded,” he said. The solution to the enrollment growth was construction of $53 million in new campus facilities, including a new library, remodeling of the old library, the new Horton Hall, a cafeteria and gymnasium expansion, a parking structure with jogging track and soccer field on the roof and a facility services building. A separate project – a new classroom and office building for the school of business – is under construction and expected to be completed by March. Increased enrollment has also forced Biola to purchase nine single-family homes and six of the 12 apartment complexes along Rosecrans Avenue, between Valley View and Biola avenues, making the university a major landowner in the city. The growth on the campus has created some tensions in the city, according to La Mirada Councilman Hal Malkin. When four to six students would rent a house, it caused parking problems on residential streets, he said. To improve the situation, the City Council created permit parking along portions of two streets near the university – Roma Drive and Biola Avenue, he said. But overall, having a thriving university in the city is a bonus, he said. “It is a university that has earned national and international acclaim, and the wonderful students do a lot of community outreach,” he said. “They also contribute to the local economy, like using the Starbucks up the street.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Historic day for Mandela, South Africa

first_img10 June 2010 The 11th of June marks the kick-off of the first Fifa World Cup to be held on the African continent. But the day has a further significance in the history of South Africa. For one: it is the day Nelson Mandela and seven of his comrades were convicted for sabotage. Forty-six years ago, on 11 June 1964, Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Denis Goldberg, Andrew Mlangeni, Elias Motsoaledi and Govan Mbeki were found guilty, in the Rivonia Trial, of sabotage. The following day, the eight, who had expected the death sentence, were each sentenced to a term of life imprisonment. Goldberg, being white, was separated from the group and incarcerated at Pretoria Central Prison. Mandela and the others arrived on Robben Island in the early hours of the morning of 13 June. Coincidentally, the 11th of July – the date of the final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup – is also a historic day in South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. It was on 11 July 1963 that the police first raided Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia and made several arrests, including those of Sisulu and Kathrada. Some of the other Rivonia accused were arrested elsewhere. Mandela was not among them. He was, by then, already a sentenced prisoner. On 7 November 1962 he had been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for leaving the country illegally and inciting workers to strike. The charges arose from his underground travels in 1962 to several countries in Africa, where he received military training and garnered support for Umkhonto weSizwe (Spear of the Nation), the armed wing of the African National Congress. He also visited London. The incitement charge arose from his call to workers to stay at home in protest against South Africa becoming a Republic on 31 May 1961. Initially held in prison in Pretoria, Mandela was sent to Robben Island in late May 1963, but two weeks later was returned, inexplicably to Pretoria, a month before the arrests at Rivonia and elsewhere. He remained incarcerated with his comrades in Pretoria until the day they were found guilty, 46 years ago, on 11 June. Eighteen years later, in 1982, Mandela, Sisulu, Mhlaba and Kathrada were transferred from Robben Island to Pollsmoor Prison on the mainland. After he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis in August 1988, Mandela was treated at Tygerberg Hospital and then at the Constantiaberg MediClinic before being transferred to Victor Verster Prison outside Paarl in December that year. He was released from the gates of the prison on 11 February 1990. Goldberg had been released in 1985 and Mbeki in 1987. Sisulu, Kathrada, Mhlaba, Motsoaledi and Mlangeni had been released in October 1989. The World Cup kick-off day also marks the 22nd anniversary of the famous “Free Mandela Concert” held at London’s Wembley Stadium on 11 June 1988. The concert was billed as his 70th birthday concert, but was staged to highlight the plight of all political prisoners in South Africa and to call for their release. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

U.S. Broadband Speed Ranking: We’re No. 14! We’re No. 14!

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market U.S. Broadband Speed Ranking: We’re Number 14! We’re Number 14! from ReadWrite Lead photo by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite; map and bar chart graphic by Nigel Sussman and Madeleine Weiss for ReadWrite Related Posts adriana lee A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Akamai#broadband#broadband Internet#Denmark#Internet access#Norway#Romania#South Korea#United States Akamai’s “State of the Internet” report for the first quarter of 2014 revealed a sorry fact: Compared to other nations, the United States can’t cut the mustard when it comes to broadband speeds.See also: Where In The World Is The Fastest Broadband?In that report, the U.S. didn’t even crack the top 10, instead taking 12th place. This time around, according to Akamai’s latest survey covering Q2, we’ve fallen even further—to number 14. America’s Still Barely OnlineAkamai’s newest report isn’t all bad news. The U.S. made a slight improvement in average broadband speed to 11.4 Mbps, up from 10.5 Mbps in the first quarter. (First-place finisher Korea clocked in at 24.6 Mbps—more than twice as fast.)But the U.S. isn’t gaining as quickly as other countries. Consider this: We just got lapped by Romania, Denmark and Norway, the new numbers 10, 11 and 13.Romania?Here’s our updated infographic of global broadband speeds:And here’s an embeddable version via SlideShare that you can easily share or include in a presentation: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Cloud Consumption Model Countdown: The Top 10 Insights (part 1)

first_imgInsight No. 10: A Wake-up Call for IT.Respondents foresee both growing influence for LOB (line of business) decision makers, as well as a leadership role for IT. They also anticipate a greater focus on metrics such as return on investment, and, ultimately, on improved business outcomes. Shared accountability for business outcomes may become the norm for IT. Yet many IT leaders expect to retain (and indeed, increase) a reliance on traditional funding mechanisms such as chargebacks, which could curb adoption of innovative capabilities, positioning IT less as an enabler of growth and more as a conventional cost center. This is just one example of how the operating models of old may conflict with emerging expectations from the LOBs.To be sure, the bar for how IT adds value to the organization is being raised. The growing influence of LOBs should serve as a wake-up call for IT: the ability to move at speed, to foster innovation, to enable new end-user experiences, and positively impact business outcomes in a measurable way will be instrumental. Insight No. 9: A Renewal of the Business-IT Partnership.Whether centralization and greater resourcing for IT is realistic remains to be seen. What is clear, however, is that IT and the LOBs will shape IT consumption together, and to a far greater degree than ever before. As LOBs look to partner with an IT organization that is both flexible and business savvy, attempts to mandate monolithic, top-down consumption models — that is, from IT to the business — may prove less viable.While the IT respondents do not envision a diminished role for themselves, retaining a central role will require an increased level of partnership with the LOBs across all stages of IT consumption. Insight No. 8: Lines of Business Are Gaining IT Influence.The influence of lines of business (LOBs) will extend across all IT lifecycle stages and create unprecedented complexity for IT organizations as they grapple with security issues and technical support across far-flung organizations. Overall, 44 percent of IT funding is already coming from LOBs, either directly or as chargebacks to IT. Sixty-nine percent of respondents believe that authority over buying decisions will increasingly reside with LOBs.Given the much-increased influence of LOBs across all lifecycle stages, it is imperative for IT to rethink its strategy. Indeed, LOBs can no longer be considered as buying centers alone. The LOBs are clearly moving into areas such as planning and governance, and IT will need to partner with them on a deeper level than ever before.Insight No. 7: IT Views Itself as Being Front and Center. IT leaders in the survey believe they will retain much of the oversight and authority that has characterized their relationship to the business in recent years. Indeed, increased centralization and coordination of IT resources is top of mind for respondents. Fifty-six percent saw IT becoming more centralized (in Asia Pacific, this rose to 79 percent), rather than more fragmented as LOBs’ role in IT consumption grows. Insight No. 6: There Is No “One-Size-Fits-All” Approach.The cloud market is evolving rapidly, and companies today can choose from many different approaches for sourcing, deploying, and operating cloud solutions. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. Rather, companies will need to formulate an approach that enables them to meet the overarching goals for their organization. In crafting their strategy for cloud, IT leaders should consider how they can best partner with key stakeholders, such as the LOBs and third-party providers, to pursue an approach that is tailored for their unique needs.In our next installment, we’ll count down the top 5 insights from the cloud consumption study!In the mean time, check out Intel’s planning guide for virtualization and cloud computing.Opens in a new windowIn the comments, or on TwitterOpens in a new window, tell us: What has changed your view of cloud computing over the past year?To join the social conversation, tweet using the hashtags below:http://bit.ly/1ci4yGWOpens in a new window#ITCenterOpens in a new window #cloudcomputingOpens in a new window I have a confession to make – I love the surge of best-of lists that get published at the end of every year.I think they’re a great way to reflect on the year behind us, and to contextualize what’s coming in the year ahead. Because of my fondness for lists, I was excited to see this recent Cisco and Intel study on cloud consumption modelsOpens in a new window, where 4,226 IT leaders in 18 industries were surveyed on IT’s relationship with the cloud.  The study covered the past, present and future projections of how IT will be utilizing cloud computing models in the upcoming year. For the sake of brevity, I split this list of Top 10 Cloud Consumption Insights into two posts – I hope you enjoy the first 5. – IT Peer Network Administrator  last_img read more

SP[ORT-YEAR-CRICKET 3 LAST

first_imgHowever, off the field BCCI looked set for a complete However, off the field BCCI looked set for a complete overhaul with Supreme Courts stinging observations tightening the noose around the mandarins of the richest sports body. The pandoras box that opened way back in 2013 after the spot-fixing scandal has come to haunt BCCI big time. In between, Jagmohan Dalmiyas death last year followed by Shashank Manohar deciding to leave the home board for the safer confines of independent chairmanship of ICC left current incumbent Anurag Thakur with a crown of thorns. It is a matter of conjecture whether some of the reforms like One State-One Vote, Age Cap of 70 years, cooling off period of three years after each term are easily implementable or not but BCCI is in a tight corner. Around the world, Pink ball Test slowly gained popularity while South Africas series win in Australia and Pakistans praiseworthy performance in England were worth noting. Faf du Plessis ball tampering controversy and a classic hundred at the Adelaide were the highlights of South Africas win against Australia which led to wholesale changes. Englands Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Pakistans Azhar Ali, Yasir Shah along with the ever-dependable Misbah-ul-Haq were some of the star performers in international cricket throughout the year. The private leagues and their impact got bigger as Test cricket in West Indies fought an existential crisis with top players still at loggerheads with countrys cricket board. An eventful and even more colourful 2017 awaits as far as international cricket is concerned. PTI KHS PM ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Expat Workers seek help at TCI Human Rights Commission

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 5, 2018 – Providenciales – A workers’ complaint dating back to 2015 is back in the news as unresolved according to the men who have been fighting the company which according to them is guilty of a number of infractions including making them pay for work permits, which if true is against TCI law.  The men are from Haiti, working for Environmental Arts, a landscaping company based in Providenciales and they believe their former boss took advantage of them and so the group sought legal help.“We made a claim, the claim was from November 14th, 2015 and we asked about the overtime and work permit money, the owner don’t want to pay.  After two years she fired everyone.”The men – some of whom are long standing employees – told the media that they were unfairly dismissed, all 15 terminated after they went public with their complaints and sent away with nothing.  The matter made it to the Labour Tribunal, but after a string of no shows and date changes there has been no movement in the trial which has been in limbo since April 2017.“They attend it in secret, they don’t tell nobody nothing, and then when you go there with one letter he put the judgement will be on April, 2015.”The men, who were on this day at the Human Rights Commission in the hopes of getting a fair hearing say they want to be compensated a redundancy according to law, to get their owed overtime pay and reimbursement for the years of deductions made from their salaries to pay for work permits.  The Human Rights Commission is expected to organize some meetings to assist the men, who contend that they have been terribly wronged.#MagneticMediaNews#expatworkersseekcompensation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#expatworkersseekcompensation, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Ad Revs Fell 22 Percent at Time Inc in 2009

first_imgAfter shedding its Time Warner Cable and AOL units last year, Time Warner reported full-year 2009 operating income of $4.5 billion, compared to an operating loss in 2008 of $3 billion, which included Time Inc.’s $7.2 billion in impairment charges. Revenues declined 3 percent to $25.8 billion.Operating income during the fourth quarter was $1.2 billion while revenues were $7.3 billion, an increase of 2 percent.During the earnings call, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said the company in 2010 will “leverage our brands and scale to make the most compelling content, improve our efficiency, expand internationally and accelerate the digital transition in our businesses.” He said the company is evolving new business models, including a program called “TV Everywhere” and the digital storefront initiative headed by former Time Inc. executive vice president John Squires.As of December 31, Time Warner carried about $65.7 billion in total assets and approximately $15.3 billion in long-term debt. Time Warner reported Wednesday that its publishing unit, Time Inc., generated $3.7 billion in revenue in 2009, down 19 percent from 2008. Those losses were fueled largely by a 22 percent  or $541 million decline in advertising revenue. Meanwhile, subscription revenues declined 13 percent for the year and other revenues fell 24 percent.Time Inc. generated a $246 million operating profit in 2009, up from a $6.6 billion loss in 2008—the result of $7.2 billion in non-cash impairment charges. The results for 2009 included $92 million in restructuring charges during the fourth quarter. It reported an operating income of $79 million on $1.1 billion in revenues during last year’s fourth quarter, a decline of 13 percent compared to the same period last year.In November, the publisher was said to have eliminated as many as 500 positions from its overall workforce. It eliminated roughly 600 staffers from its workforace at the end of 2008. Last summer, Time Inc.’s Lifestyle Group closed 32-year-old luxury lifestyle magazine Southern Accents.last_img read more

Bonnier Source Interlink Exchange Titles

first_img“The transactions today are the last in a series of moves we have implemented to transform our company to one that will achieve revenue growth and sustained profitability,” says Dave Freygang, CEO of Bonnier, in an internal memo. “I realize this spring has brought significant change to our company. I also recognize that change creates uncertainty. Please be certain of this: We have our operating groups and brands in place, and we have the right people to allow us to achieve our goals.”A Bonnier spokesperson confirms that there will be no layoffs in the immediate future stemming from the deal.Bonnier will pair the acquired properties with Cycle World, which it acquired from Hearst in 2011, to form the Bonnier Motorcycle Group–the largest media group in the segment, according to the company. Source Interlink staff will join Bonnier’s Cycle World personnel at its Carlsbad, Calif. offices.*Update: Bonnier has promoted Andrew Leisner to VP and Group Publisher of the Motorcycle Group. Leisner was publisher of Cycle World. “The acquisition supports Bonnier’s strategy to be focused in vertical enthusiast interest media,” Freygang says in a statement. “We believe in going deep into selected verticals, and it’s essential that our brands be in a leadership position within those verticals.”For Source Interlink, the six TransWorld properties will become part of its growing GrindMedia division.”The TransWorld acquisition is the latest in a series of significant acquisitions SIM has made in the action sports space,” says Chris Argnetieri, president of Source Interlink, in a statement. “We are looking forward to developing our audience further, while leveraging Grind’s expanded reach to help our marketing partners deliver their brand’s message, in innovative and meaningful ways.”SourceInterlink receives TransWorld’s surf, snowboard, skateboard, BMX, motocross and business titles, but did not acquire TransWorld Wakeboarding in the deal.Bonnier’s list of new holdings includes Motorcyclist, Sport Rider, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, Hot Bike, Baggers, Super Streetbike, Street Chopper and ATV Rider.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Change continues at Bonnier as the company announced its third major holdings change in the last month, agreeing to acquire nine motorcycle titles from Source Interlink Media. Concurrently, Bonnier has sold the majority of its TransWorld enthusiast properties and sound-system and theater review title, Sound + Vision, to Source Interlink.While related, each deal was structured separately and was not part of an asset swap, according to a Bonnier spokesperson. Financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed.The activity comes after Bonnier had recently sold Parenting and Babytalk to Meredith, and five snowsports properties to Active Interest Media.last_img read more

State Senator Bruce Tarr Reminds Residents Of Animal Welfare Laws Pets Left

first_imgBOSTON, MA — Below is a reminder from State Senator Bruce Tarr, who represents Wilmington, from his Tarr Talk blog:As the thermostat continues to climb this summer, be sure your pets stay cool. If you take your pet out for a ride in this heat and have to leave them unattended just remember, although it may feel like only a couple minutes in the car, it can quickly become “Too Hot for Spot!” After only 10 minutes the temperature inside a car can exceed 120 degrees – even with the windows rolled down three inches!Have you wondered what to do as an animal suffers in a locked car? There’s a definitive answer. Backed by the protections of a law that Senator Mark Montigny, Representative Lori Ehrlich and I sponsored, “An Act Preventing Animal Suffering and Death.” It allows citizens and officers to free animals confined in a locked car after making reasonable efforts to locate the vehicle’s owner. This law not only provides immunity from criminal or civil liability for those who take actions to release a trapped animal, it also sets penalties, up to $500, and possible criminal animal cruelty charges for owners who neglect animals in vehicles during extreme temperatures.In the past several years the legislature has taken major steps to strengthen our animal welfare laws. We still have work to do, but there should be no doubt about our commitment to doing it.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Senator Bruce Tarr Praises New Pet Protection LawIn “Government”State Senator Bruce Tarr Supports Interlock Devices For First-Time OUI OffendersIn “Government”State Senator Bruce Tarr Co-Sponsors Nero’s Bill To Improve Medical Responses To Police Dogs Injured In Line Of DutyIn “Government”last_img read more