Share This!Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16. (You remembered to get Dad a gift, right?) All this week we’ll be featuring advice, observations, and words of wisdom from some of our favorite Disney Dads. Up today is Pongo, the patriarch of the 101 Dalmatians clan.“As far as I could see, the old notion that a bachelor’s life was so glamorous and carefree was all nonsense. It was downright dull.” – PongoWho are your favorite Disney dads? Have you learned any fatherly wisdom from a Disney dad? Let us know in the comments.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts dave copeland Tags:#search#web It may take awhile to figure out if Google has alienated some of its long-term search fans with yesterday’s launch of Your World. But if they did, Microsoft’s Bing may be poised to pick up some of the castoffs.Jon Mitchell has details on Your Way, but in a nutshell, the new service better integrates Google+ content into Google search. That could have some looking for more objective ways to search, while also raising the ire of some big Web players. Among the most vocal so far is Twitter, which said in a statement the changes are “bad for people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users.” Google, for its part, said on Google+ it was “a bit surprised by Twitter’s comments about Search plus Your World, because they chose not to renew their agreement with us last summer” – but not before other critics piled on the search giant, with some users even threatening to boycott Google.All of this could play well for Bing. Since 2009, the number three search engine has had a partnership with Twitter similar to the one that lapsed with Google last summer. Since the Google agreement expired, it is now easier to find tweets in Bing via realtime searches than it is in Google. At the time of the breakup in July, it was unclear which side walked away, but Bing was quick to renew its ties with Twitter and strike a similar deal with Facebook.Yesterday’s news doesn’t put Bing any closer to become a verb, but the search engine was running second to Google with 15.1% of the market in December (it’s a distance third, as Google still controlled 65.9%, according to ComScore). In a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Bing, in conjunction with Yahoo!, now controlled 30 percent of the U.S. search market. The fallout from search isn’t the only reason why Bing may get a boost this year. The company has improved integration of Bing with Xbox and Kinect, which helps Microsoft grab a younger demographic when gamers move their search activity online from their consoles. Bing has also been working to improve its mobile offerings, releasing a much-imtpoved Bing app for Android and iOS5.But perhaps the biggest indication that Bing is worth paying attention to came from Google itself, when it paid $900 million to Mozilla to be the default search engine in Firefox for the next three years. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
After a long wait and a frenetic dash to the finish line, Formula One is all set to make its debut in India this weekend here at the Buddh International Circuit. The challenges of an unknown track and dramatic turns and changes in elevation make it an exciting prospect for the 24 drivers who will speed down the 5.14 km circuit. And the drivers are ready for it.On the eve of the first practice session on Friday, a handful of drivers spoke of what they expect to happen and what are the strategies they would employ as race day approaches. Ferrari driver Felipe Massa said that the track presented unique challenges and it would be interesting to see how it responds on Friday.”I am enjoying my time in India. The hairpins seem quite unique as they are very wide. You can actually choose two racing lines and there would be a lot of opportunities of overtaking. So it will be a good race,” the Ferrari driver said on Thursday.Veteran driver Rubens Barrichello commended the amount of work put in building the venue.”The track is quite good. They have done a superb job of constructing the venue in such a short time. We will look at the track properly tomorrow. There is quite a bit of dust, but that’s normal,” the Williams driver said.The only Indian driver for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix weekend – Narain Karthikeyan of Hispania Racing – said it was a proud moment for him, but that the fans should understand the nuances of the sport and not expect miracles.advertisement”It’s a historic day to be an Indian driving at the Indian GP. But realistically, we are just hoping that both the cars manage to finish the race. However, the first few laps are going to be really special for me. There are many fans in India who are excited about the race. Unlike China, there are many F1 fans in India,” Karthikeyan said.For, Force India driver Adrian Sutil, the season offered glimmers of hope and with the year winding to a close, most of the teams would be concentrating on next season.”Our car has been good in qualifying but the balance hasn’t been good on race day. In Singapore and Suzuka we were very competitive. There are a few improvements coming up so I hope we will get better,” the German said.
The All Blacks head coach, Steve Hansen, has wasted little time moving on from England after declaring the Test in Dublin on Saturday will decide the mantle of the world’s best team. The past three meetings between Ireland and the All Blacks captured the attention of the rugby world. In 2013 the All Blacks pulled off a miraculous comeback by finishing a length-of-the-field try and sideline conversion – on the second attempt – to secure the first unbeaten season of the professional era. Three years later the New Zealand‑born Ireland coach, Joe Schmidt, inspired Ireland to their first win against the All Blacks in Chicago, only for Hansen’s men to return serve in Dublin two weeks later.Schmidt, expecting another tight, torrid contest, is still recovering from 2013. “The game in 2013: I’m still bleeding from that. It hurts when that happens,” he said. Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Steve Hansen Share on Facebook Read more Read more Since you’re here… New Zealand rugby union team Share on Twitter Ireland clinch first ever win over All Blacks to end New Zealand’s record streak New Zealand’s Aaron Cruden sinks Ireland with retaken kick at the last Topics Share on Pinterest Fresh from his side’s one-point escape at Twickenham, Hansen had only just arrived in Dublin when he said the Ireland Test, which pits the two top ranked rugby nations against each other, will be treated as a World Cup knockout game.“It’s one and two so whoever wins it will be the best side in the world regardless of rankings – that’s the mental state that people will take out of it so it’ll be a goody,” Hansen said. “We don’t have to talk about it, there’s enough experience in the group to know they don’t get any bigger. You don’t get to play one and two that often when they’re in separate hemispheres so when they do come about they become pretty big games. There’s a fierce rivalry there.” Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Read more Share on Messenger Rugby union Ireland rugby union team England denied by All Blacks and late decision in Twickenham thriller Autumn internationals “Chicago was a great band aid, but two weeks later we were very, very much in the game, and it was very tough, very, very tough.“The challenge for our guys is to step up. I’m confident they can. But at the same time I’m well aware of the challenges the All Blacks present.”The All Blacks will be without Sonny Bill Williams, who suffered a shoulder injury against England, but Hansen stirred the pot somewhat by confidently predicting influential Irish halfback Conor Murray will return from a neck complaint despite last playing in June.“He’s a real competitor, he’ll want to play and if he’s got a chance I’m picking he’ll play.” news
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About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea youngster Mount: Stamford Bridge must become a fortressby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount says Chelsea must turn Stamford Bridge into a fortress.The Blues are yet to win a game at home this season.”Of course [we need to win more at home], if you look at the games we have had we can take positives from every game we have had,” Mount said with Chelsea facing home games against Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup and Brighton in the Premier League this week. “We need to win games at home, that’s a big focus.”We are doing well away and now the focus is building that fortress at home and, when teams come here, they know it will be a tough game. We showed that in the second half. “They are one of the best teams in the league and, in the second half, I felt like we dominated it.”
Bournemouth delighted Surridge loans have workedby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth loan chief Carl Fletcher is delighted seeing Sam Surridge earn a first England U21 call.Surridge’s first career goal in the non-league school of hard knocks came for Weymouth in a 3-2 defeat at Bedworth in the Southern Premier League in January 2016.The following season, he stepped up to National South with Poole before making his Football League debut for Yeovil in a chastening 8-2 defeat by Luton in August 2017.Surridge went on to score ten times for the Glovers before another spell in League Two saw him net 12 goals in 22 games for Oldham last season. His goalscoring exploits had Championship clubs clambering for his signature this season with Surridge continuing his development at Swansea. Fletcher told afcb.co.uk: “All players develop at different stages of their career and, sometimes, what’s right for one’s pathway is not going to be the same for someone else.“It’s important to look at the individual and their needs. Certain things with the first team will dictate that and we have to balance up what’s best for the club.“I’ve learned that every team in the world wants a striker! We could have 20 strikers and we could get them all out on loan.“They have to get used to men’s football so that’s usually their first loan. Each loan will be dependant on how well they do. You can have all these plans but it’s irrelevant if the player doesn’t do well.“There are lots of different areas where you can see a successful loan. There is no God-given right for them to walk into a team or play every game. If they are doing well, the manager of the loan team will play them, there are no politics involved.“Some players will get it straightaway, others will take two or three loans before it finally clicks. We find out a lot about our players when they are away from the football club.“The way I look at it is there is no such thing as a bad loan. There is always something the players can benefit from.“If a player hasn’t played much then he needs to know why. Whatever the reason, there will always be a benefit to the loan in terms of experience and trying to get better each time they go.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
CHARLOTTE, NC – MARCH 20: A general view of the court before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Anyone who has watched a live sporting event over the last few months has likely noticed the deluge of advertising for daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel, which have games for NCAA football and basketball. Today, the NCAA announced that it has barred the websites from advertising during championship events, including the NCAA Tournament next March.NCAA announces that #DraftKings and #FanDuel are forbidden from advertising during March Madness.— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) October 21, 2015ESPN has more on the announcement:The NCAA has informed daily fantasy operators DraftKings and FanDuel that they are barred from advertising during championship events, including television broadcasts, according to a letter obtained by ESPN on Wednesday morning. … The championship events include the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, according to the New York Times, which first reported the NCAA’s letter Tuesday night. NCAA bylaws include a long-standing section “that states we will not accept advertising from sports wagering entities” during championship events, the NCAA told ESPN. Leagues and organizations often have the right to approve potential advertising partners, just as the NFL has made Super Bowl broadcasters pass on ads in the past.As of now, the websites plan to continue their college sports games, but the airwaves will slightly less cluttered with tales of new millionaires. Instead, we’ll just have to sit through that commercial with Neon Trees a few thousand times.[ESPN]
Former Ohio State men’s basketball guard Jordan Sibert was released from his scholarship and will seek to transfer from the university, an OSU spokesman announced Monday. He plans to continue his basketball career at another institution, but hasn’t decided where he will transfer. “I’ve decided to transfer after discussing my future goals with family and my coaches,” Sibert said in a press release. “I would like to find a school where I can make an impact on the court. I will miss my teammates, my coaches and the fans. I will always be a Buckeye.” Sibert, who attended Princeton High School in Cincinnati, played two years under coach Thad Matta and averaged 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in fewer than 10 minutes a game. Sibert started the season as one of the first players Matta used off the bench, but about midway through the season, freshmen guards Sam Thompson and Shannon Scott started seeing more playing time and Sibert’s minutes declined. Matta said he supports Sibert’s decision. “Jordan has worked to improve since he became a Buckeye two years ago,” Matta said in a release. “He has represented our program well and we wish him the best.” Sibert is the second Buckeye that will transfer from the OSU basketball team that went 31-8 and reached the Final Four during the 2011-12 season. Former sophomore forward J.D. Weatherspoon also announced his plans to transfer Monday.
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has risen to the defence of his misfiring teammate Christian BentekeThe Belgian forward was signed by Palace in 2016 for a club record fee of £30m from Liverpool.But Benteke hasn’t scored for the Eagles since April’s 5-0 thrashing of Leicester City.The 27-year-old also hasn’t managed an away goal since January and finished with only three Premier League goals last campaign.However, Benteke remains a regular at Selhurst Park under manager Roy Hodgson and Townsend believes there is a lot more to his teammate than what the stats suggest.How Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“People focus on his goal record but he has offered a lot and played very well again,” Townsend told the Evening Standard.“With strikers, people tend to forget about the performance if they don’t score but Christian was good on Sunday and I’m sure he’ll be good again on Saturday.“It was a frustrating day for everyone. Christian played very well again. He had a chance [with a header from Townsend’s cross] but the goalkeeper made a great save.“He worked hard, he won a lot of headers, running the channel and causing all sorts of problems.”Benteke has scored a total of 20 goals in 73 appearances in all competitions for Palace.