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Syracuse hires Clark to join McIntyre’s coaching staff for 2013 season

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward Louis Clark will join Syracuse’s staff for the 2013 season as an undergraduate assistant coach, head coach Ian McIntyre said.“He was a big part of what the team’s accomplished over the last couple of years and he certainly could provide a lot of experience to our guys,” McIntyre said. “He’s a very popular character. I think he has a very important role to play this fall.”Clark is looking to finish his undergraduate degree in SU’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management in the fall, McIntyre said. He left school a semester early in December, hoping to be drafted into Major League Soccer. Clark wasn’t drafted though, and is currently playing soccer in Melbourne, Australia. He confirmed via LinkedIn that he’ll return to Syracuse and help the team this fall.After winning five games combined in 2010 and 2011 the Orange enjoyed a breakout 2012 season despite being predicted to finish last in the Big East Red Division.Last year’s undergraduate assistants, Phil Boerger and Dan Summers, have graduated, the head coach said, and opened up a spot for Clark. The former striker started all but one game of his two-year SU career after transferring from Ashland University in 2011.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a great way for him to finish his schooling and get his feet wet with some coaching with a very young team,” McIntyre said. “This is a chance for him to provide some leadership to our young squad.”SU finished 14-6-1 and advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament, the first Sweet 16 berth in program history. McIntrye and assistants Jukka Masalin and Mike Miller won Big East Coaching Staff of the Year for their success.Clark, a Brighton, England native, started all 21 games for the Orange in 2012 and tallied 12 points. Now his job is to help carry Syracuse’s success into 2013.“We’ve got some new faces in midfield and up front and he’ll be working with those guys,” McIntyre said. “Coaching is not just about the X’s and O’s. It’s about providing a presence in the locker room and I think Louis can help us in that respect.”Asst. copy editor Trevor Hass contributed reporting to this article. Comments Published on June 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Camelot B2B division secures WLA accreditation as a ‘responsible supplier’

first_img Share Share Submit Related Articles David Kelly joins Camelot Lottery Solutions as new chair June 14, 2019 Sportech becomes associate member of WLA October 23, 2019 Camelot appoints Wayne Pickup as incoming Global Division CEO November 23, 2017 StumbleUpon The World Lottery Association (WLA) has recognised Camelot Lottery Solutions’ commitment to safer gambling after the B2B arm of the UK National Lottery operator was accredited as a certified Responsible Gaming Supplier.Recognised for prioritising player safety, Camelot Lottery Solutions has joined a handful of suppliers in achieving alignment with the WLA Responsible Gaming standards.Wayne Pickup, CEO of Camelot Lottery Solutions, said: “Player safety is the starting point for any product or solution we design, build, and deploy, and we’re proud that our products and services operate in some of the strictest regulatory environments in the global lottery ecosystem.“We believe that lotteries grow best, and communities benefit most, when players are responsibly engaged. I’m delighted that Camelot Lottery Solutions has been recognised as a certified Responsible Gaming Supplier by the WLA.”The WLA Responsible Gaming Standard consists of eight areas, including employee program, product and service development, research, advertising and marketing communications, remote gaming environment, client awareness, stakeholder engagement, and reporting.Camelot’s appraisal was performed by Corporate Citizenship, a WLA-approved assessor that provided an independent assessment of the company’s operations and completed a Statement of Alignment reflecting compliance with WLA Responsible Gaming Standards for Associate Members.Camelot’s accreditation will be valid until June 2023, after which the supplier said it would seek recertification to the WLA standard.last_img read more

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Syrian joy as football World Cup dream lives on

first_img0Shares0000Syria’s players celebrate at the end of their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match against Iran, earning a crucial point that set off celebrations in their war-ravaged homeland © AFP / ATTA KENAREHONG KONG, China, Sep 6 – Syrian fans expressed joy as their fairytale World Cup campaign headed into an Asian play-off against Australia — whose coach found himself under rising pressure.Saudi Arabia also celebrated booking their spot at Russia 2018, but South Korean supporters appeared unconvinced after a 0-0 draw with Uzbekistan took their team to a ninth straight World Cup. After the final night of Asian qualifiers, South Korea and the Saudis joined Iran and Japan by sealing their trips to Russia, while Syria and Australia finished third in their groups to go into the play-off series.Syria’s Omar Al Soma scored in injury time to force a 2-2 draw at Iran’s Azadi Stadium, earning a crucial point that set off celebrations in their war-ravaged homeland.Syria have never reached the World Cup before, and their current success comes despite the brutal civil war that has forced them to play all their home games abroad.“I cannot describe my happiness… I hope that peace will prevail across Syria,” said Lara Hanna, 35, who watched the game in a Damascus coffee shop.“Of course we wanted the national team to win,” even if Syria is divided into “the opposition and the regime”, said 30-year-old Abu Badr in Eastern Ghouta, where a group of fans watched the game in a farm.“The team represents all of Syria and we hope they will win in the play-offs and go on to qualify for the World Cup,” he said.The mood was markedly worse in Australia, where the Socceroos were pitched into the lottery of the play-offs despite a 2-1 victory over Thailand in Melbourne.Coach Ange Postecoglou, who led Australia to the Asian Cup title in 2015, brushed off questions about his future while admitting he was “not everyone’s cup of tea”.“What do you do? I took the role to do it a certain way and I’ll see it through,” Postecoglou said.“I’ve survived much worse than this and if anything it motivates me to keep going because I want to make sure Australian football gets on the right path.”– ‘Lippi loves China’ –China, bidding to improve on their world ranking of 77th and become one of the globe’s top football nations, again missed out despite their 2-1 win over Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts.But China’s fortunes have risen since the arrival of Marcello Lippi last October, and officials praised the achievements of the Italian World Cup-winning coach.“Since Marcello Lippi has been leading the team, the changes have been very big,” said Chinese Football Association (CFA) president Cai Zhenhua, according to the People’s Daily.“The team has an entirely new aspect,” he added. “Marcello Lippi loves China very much. We also hope that he can offer his football philosophy and rich experience to China.”South Korea’s coach Shin Tae-Yong also took over mid-campaign, and he promised doubtful fans that the team would be much improved by Russia.The Taeguk Warriors suffered shock qualifying defeats to China and Qatar, and ended their campaign with back-to-back goalless draws.“The world will see how strong South Korea are at the World Cup,” he told journalists after Tuesday’s stalemate in Tashkent.South Korea’s fans, however, feared the worst.“Should we go to the World Cup just to be knocked out in the first round?” posted one fan, while another wrote: “I am confused. Why am I angry rather than joyful after the team reached the World Cup?”Syria and Australia play a two-legged play-off next month, with the winner going into an intercontinental play-off against a team from the CONCACAF federation.burs/th/amz0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Clubs eye young American keeper Caldwell

first_imgBrentford are giving a trial to United States Under-17 goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell, who is also expected to train with Fulham and Arsenal during his time in London.Caldwell, 17, watched from the stands as Brentford were beaten 2-1 at home by Celtic in a pre-season friendly at Griffin Park on Saturday.Currently with North Carolina Fusion, he is hoping to secure a move to England and a number of clubs have expressed an interest in him.Brentford have had another goalkeeper from the USA on trial, Winstone Boldt, who was among their substitutes for the Celtic game.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Activation Gallery – Diepsloot

first_imgPlay Your Part was at Akani Primary School in Diepsloot for a clean-up campaign that taught pupils about the importance of keeping their environment free of litter.Despite the morning heat, Miss Earth South Africa Carla Viktor and her runner-up, Jade Axon, as well as representatives from Play Your Part and GEM Project joined the schoolchildren on Saturday, 24 October, as they cleared the school of litter. According to Play Your Part representatives, the campaign was in line with Brand South Africa’s mandate to build pride, patriotism and a spirit of active citizenship. Its Play Your Part programme aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Viktor, who was crowned Miss Earth South Africa in September, said the clean-up formed part of the environmental work she would undertake during her year as titleholder. However, her biggest initiatives would be greening projects. “It involves a lot of tree planting, a lot of educational work at schools, teaching the kids why it is important to clean up and recycle, and also getting them to be active citizens.”At the same time as she undertakes her environmental work, she is also preparing for her next big project, that of winning the international Miss Earth pageant in Austria in December.               Play Your Part was at Akani Primary School in Diepsloot for a clean-up campaign that taught pupils about the importance of keeping their environment free of litter.last_img read more

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South Africa exceeds foreign investment target by R20-billion

first_img4 March 2016South Africa attracted R64.3-billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) between 1 April and 31 December 2015, the first three quarters of the financial year – surpassing its target of R45-billion by almost R20-billion.This was announced by Minister Siyabonga Cwele, chair of the International Cooperation, Trade and Security cluster, during a media briefing in Cape Town last week. South Africa, he said, remains a competitive investment destination, despite a troubled global economy.“For citizens, the investment means an opportunity to work, to develop their skills, earn a sustainable income and feed a family,” Cwele said.He said South Africa continues its engagements with the European Union (EU), its largest trading partner and foreign investor.“Over 2 000 EU companies are operating within South Africa and have created over 350 000 jobs. The EU also contributes about R1.5-billion to infrastructure development for domestic and regional programmes through the Infrastructure Investment Programme.”In 2015, South Africa exported goods worth more than R216-billion to the EU. Half of the exports were manufactured products.Tourism essential to growthCwele said tourism was a vital sector of the economy, contributing about 9% to South Africa’s gross domestic product.“The country received 8 903 773 foreign tourist arrivals during 2015, generating a significant revenue contribution to the economy,” he said. He added that more than 1.6-million local and international tourists visited Kruger National Park last year.A range of skills development programmes have been launched to unlock the full economic potential of tourism, Cwele said. “These include training 577 young people as chefs this year, instructing 300 youths in the art of serving wine expertly as professional sommeliers and teaching unemployed graduates to become food safety assurers, who ensure that the food served at our establishments is stored, prepared and served safely.”He said the Department of Tourism was implementing revised Tourism Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice.“The black ownership target has been set at 30%, which is higher than the target in the generic codes of good practice to assist in our efforts to drive transformation in the sector. To address women empowerment, this 30% must consist of 50% women.”South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

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Former BlackBerry CEO Jim Balsillie Has Dumped All His Shares

first_imgRelated Posts Former BlackBerry co-CEO Jim Balsillie has entered his own vote of no confidence in the company he helped run into the ground back when it was known as Research in Motion.In an SEC filing today, Balsillie revealed that he sold off every single BlackBerry share he owned last year. He used to hold 26.8 million shares, which at the end of last year would have been worth $318.1 million. As of Dec. 31, 2012, though, he owned zero shares — worth, of course, zero dollars.Financially, that’s already been a bad move. BlackBerry shares closed at $11.87 on Dec. 31. Today, they’re trading around $14.80 — up almost six percent since news of Balsillie’s sale hit. Which of course could just be coincidence.Balsillie had already become something of an unperson around BlackBerry following his departure as BlackBerry co-CEO. He resigned from BlackBerry’s board of directors almost a year ago, wasn’t introduced during the keynote launch of BlackBerry 10 in New York City in January (although Mike Lazaridis, who also gave up the co-CEO reins more than a year ago, was), and has mostly remained silent since stepping down in early 2012.Now he’s not even a shareholder. Lazaridis, by the way, remains vice chair of the board and still held 29.9 million BlackBerry shares as of Dec. 31, currently worth $442.5 million.Since Balsillie’s sell-off, of course, the company has reinvented its core product with the BlackBerry 10 operating system and announced two new smartphones, the Z10 and Q10. It’s hard to see Balsillie’s move as exhibiting much faith in BlackBerry’s new direction.Top photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#BlackBerry The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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17 Free Anamorphic Lens Flares for Your Videos and Motion Graphics

first_imgThese anamorphic lens flares are ready for your video projects and motion graphic design — with everything from subtle flares to bright light hits.PremiumBeat has bundled 17 free anamorphic lens flare overlays for you to use in your videos and graphics. We shot these overlays in a controlled studio environment and captured them organically with professional anamorphic lenses. Download them now for your next video!Featuring the song “Rising From The Flames” by Simon Stevens and footage from Shutterstock.Download the 17 FREE Anamorphic Lens FlaresTo download these free lens flare overlays, simply click the button below. These lens flare overlays are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets. DOWNLOAD 17 FREE ANAMORPHIC LENS FLARESUsing The 17 FREE Anamorphic Lens FlaresThe great thing about lens flare overlays is that they are compatible with any nonlinear editing or compositing software that includes blend mode options (every editing program should include some version of this). However, we created them mostly with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Final Cut Pro in mind.How to use the lens flares in PremiereImport the lens flare folder, or the lens flare of your choice, into your project.After laying the footage to which you’d like to add the lens flare on top of your timeline, drag your lens flare of choice to the video layer above the main video layer.Click on the “Effect Controls” tab, and in the opacity area of the effect controls tab, you’ll see blending mode options. Here, you’re free to use whichever one you like best, but for a more natural-looking lens flare, you’ll want to use “Screen.”If you’d like to add more punch to the lens flare (brighten it up), you can try the “Linear Dodge” (Add) blend mode.You may want to change colors or customize the brightness or contrast of the lens flare. To do this, use the Lumetri Color effect. Here, you can change the color of the flare or customize the contrast using the curves dropdown. Some lens flares need a little bit more contrast for certain scenes.How to use the lens flares in After EffectsImport your folder of flares.In the composition to which you want to add flares, drag your flare of choice down into the composition.Now, you can select the blend mode of choice for your particular scene or design. I recommend “Add” or “Screen” mode. Sometimes overlay or hard light can yield an interesting result.If you’d like to customize the color or contrast of your lens flare, I recommend using a curves effect to play with the contrast, and if you’d like to change the color, I recommend the hue/saturation effect. You can find both of these in the color correction section of the effects dropdown.How to use the lens flares in Final Cut ProIt’s very easy to use these flares in Final Cut. First, import your folder of flares or the specific one you want into your project.Lay the lens flare you like onto the video layer above the main video to which you’d like to add the flare.In the top right, there is a compositing options tab. Here, you can select your overlay mode from the dropdown.“Screen” or “Add” are going to be the best blending mode options for most situations. Feel free to experiment.If you’d like to change color or contrast, you’ll find various color correction tools in the effects panel. Interested in more information on lenses? Check these articles out.Roundup: 5 Budget Zoom Lenses for Beginning FilmmakersBuyer’s Guide: The Best Macro Lenses on the MarketGear Basics: Is Filming with a Pancake Lens a Viable Option?5 Reasons You Should Purchase a “Nifty Fifty” 50mm LensBest Lenses for Gimbal Cinematography What Are The Anamorphic Flares?We captured these lens flares with Atlas Orion anamorphic lenses, and a Panasonic AU-EVA1.For more information about these lenses and for our full review, watch the video below.last_img read more

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What You Signal When You Move Price in the Wrong Direction

first_imgLowering your price to compete with your competitor’s pricing sends a strong signal to your prospective clients. Unfortunately, that signal isn’t what you might believe it to be.A Question of ValueYou believe lowering your price will signal that you are a greater value, and that your dream client will believe they can have what they really want while paying less. You believe that a lower price will position you as an alternative to your competitor’s price, which some people will surely feel is too high. You know that some people will in fact buy based on your lower price.But the lower price is a different signal to other people. Even though you may not like this, your lower price may be perceived as an admission that your offering isn’t as good or complete as your competitor’s offering. Some of your dream clients will see this as your capitulation, your surrendering the higher value play to your competitor. Those prospects who want the very best will often believe that something with a lower price is inferior.Price is a ShortcutPricing is a heuristic; it’s something that lets us learn something for ourselves. When you buy something that you believe is a bargain and it fails to deliver value, you have learned that lower price often means  you are making concessions when it comes to value. When you pay more, you learn that things of higher quality tend to cost more, and they also tend to outperform similar items that cost less.Like much else we do in sales, we project our beliefs about what we sell, sometimes unknowingly. A lower price can make it easier for you to acquire clients who care deeply about price. Many of these same clients believe price and cost are the same thing. A higher price can make it easier for you to acquire clients who care deeply about value, and who recognize that paying more delivers that greater value.Pricing isn’t easy. But moving prices down may not accomplish what you hope it does, and it may cause longer term damage to your overall strategy. Moving prices up is a show of confidence, that you are flexing your value creation muscles, proving that you are in the same category as what might have been a higher priced competitor.Make sure you move pricing in the direction that helps you accomplish your strategic goals.last_img read more

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‘Frustrated’ Gavina would love to keep Kia’s No. 1 pick

first_imgRead Next “I can’t confirm it. I’m learning just as much as everyone else as I read things and hear about things as well. I’m asking my management also, like, ‘Is this true?’ You just kind of wait it out and see what happens,” he said.Gavina is keeping his fingers crossed that the deal won’t push through.“Nothing’s set in stone. I don’t know what the board’s going to do, whether they’re going to accept it or not, so whether we keep it is a tossup right now. I’d love to keep it, but you know, there’s some higher powers that be that might not agree.”Gavina, however, knows he is at the mercy of the Kia management and said that just like in the past, he has to make do with what he has in his lineup.“Honestly, it’s not as if I haven’t been in this position before. When I first took over, we gave up our pick and we got legitimate veterans for it, and wind up having a great season,” he said, referring to the time when the team traded second overall pic Troy Rosario to TNT for Aldrech Ramos and Nino Cañaleta back in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ “On a scale of one to 10, [my frustration is] maybe a 12,” he said.Gavina was at the PBA Draft Combine on Monday, trying to keep a straight face while discussing the possible moves of his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReports said that Kia is getting a bunch of San Miguel reserves, a future first rounder, and a boat load of cash in exchange for the No. 1 pick.Gavina, though, did not want to comment on the reported deal and said even he is left in the dark when it comes to management’s moves. View comments Stephen Curry fined $50,000 for tossing mouthguard at official LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kia coach Chris Gavina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAt this point, nothing surprises Kia coach Chris Gavina anymore.That’s why he couldn’t hide his frustrations following the news about the Picanto’s latest head-scratching move to ship trade the rights to this year’s top pick to San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP “In my position, you got to kind of live with what you can get sometimes and really, just look to how we’re going to improve with what we have. It comes down to really development. We’ve already started with our skills training as early as last week, probably the first team that came back, so we move forward from there,” he said.“So whatever the case happens, whether we get Christian or not, I think as long as we get some veteran leadership on the team with championship experience, I think we’ll be able to form a formidable team next year.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more