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Humboldt State running back Ja’Quan Gardner finishes seventh in Harlon Hill Trophy voting

first_imgBased on what he did as a sophomore, the bar was always going to be set incredibly high for Humboldt State running back Ja’Quan Gardner.He established himself as one of the best players in Division II in 2015, and even a “down” year for No. 32 as a junior would have been something a lot of the nation’s running backs would have loved to have.But Gardner was back to his best this past season. And, just in case there needed to be any more confirmation of it, he was once again in the running for …last_img read more

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A’s get bad news on promising young pitcher

first_img“He’s still a young guy and he’s going to get past all this at some point. He’s being tested for some reason,” A’s … MESA, Ariz. — The A’s were hoping this was the spring they could finally get a good look at promising pitching prospect James Kaprielian, but they will have to wait a little longer.The right-hander had a setback just before the start of spring training, and an MRI revealed a strained lat muscle. Kaprielian will be shut down for the next two weeks and be re-evaluated Feb. 27.last_img read more

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South Africans ‘mostly caring, peaceful’

first_img8 March 2013While rightly expressing outrage at recent acts of violence in the country, South Africans should not lose sight of the fact that the overwhelming majority of their countrymen and women are “peaceful, caring, law abiding citizens”, says President Jacob Zuma.Addressing the opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Cape Town on Thursday, Zuma said that, while it was right that South Africans expressed their disgust at acts of violence, “we should be careful not to rubbish our country” by “painting all South Africans as violent and brutal”.At the same time, Zuma said, South Africa needed to tackle persistent inequalities, and weaknesses in family and community structures, that threatened to undermine the achievement of a peaceful, caring and stable society.In doing so, he said, the country would be tackling the underlying causes of violence, including violence against women and children which, he said, remained unacceptably high.Violence in the spotlightZuma’s comments come in the wake of a number of incidents that have resulted in an intense local and international media focus on violence in South Africa.These began with the shooting of illegal strikers by police at Marikana in North West province in August, and culminated in the last four weeks with the gang rape and murder of a teenager in Bredasdorp in the Western Cape, the fatal shooting of his girlfriend by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, and the death of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macio, who was dragged behind a police van by a number of police officers.“These incidents remind us that we come from an immensely violent culture,” Zuma said, noting that the apartheid system that ended with South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994 had been sustained through violence.“For that reason, our struggle became deliberately a struggle to eliminate all forms of violence. It was a struggle to achieve a peaceful, caring, stable society.”South Africans, Zuma said, had been “correctly angered by the rogue elements and criminals who molest women and children and commit other extreme forms of violence. Others burn and loot properties during what should be peaceful protests.“However, in expressing our disgust, we should not lose sight of the fact that the overwhelming majority of the 52-million South Africans are peaceful, caring, law abiding citizens. They love their country. They do their best each day to make South Africa a better place.”Gender-based crimes ‘unacceptably high’Zuma noted that, while the overall level of crime in South Africa continued to decrease, crimes against women and children remained unacceptably high.However, the authorities continued to make inroads against this, he said, citing the fact that the police had secured over 363 life sentences in 2012/13, with a 73% conviction rate for crimes against women above 18 years old and of 70% for crimes against children under 18 years old.“I have also directed the justice, crime prevention and security cluster to implement measures to nip violent protests in the bud. We are doing this to build a culture of responsibility, accountability, respect for authority and respect for one another,” Zuma said.“People have a right to protest, but there is no need to use violence to get the message across.”However, while the government would continue to improve its interactions with communities, and the police would continue to improve their arrest and conviction rates, winning the struggle against violence ultimately “depends on all of us”, Zuma said.Tackling the root causes of violenceIn order to tackle the root causes of violence, the government would continue to tackle the challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment, while prioritising the strengthening of families and communities.“We are aware of the diverse nature of families and households in our country. We have single parent households, granny-headed households, female-headed households, child-headed households and others.“The period of apartheid colonialism brought immense pressure to bear on the African family in particular,” Zuma said, with the legacy of apartheid geography combining with rapid urbanisation, the HIV/Aids pandemic and unemployment to put huge pressure on the family structure in South Africa.Building more cohesive families and communities – the foundation for a more caring, united and prosperous South Africa – would require overcoming great challenges, Zuma said, but most importantly would need everyone to take responsibility, to “play their part”.This included parents taking responsibility for their children, ensuring that they attended school and supporting their teachers. In particular, Zuma said, it included fathers taking on their role of building and sustaining strong families.Absent fathers“South Africa has a serious challenge of absent fathers in many households, especially African households,” Zuma said, citing research by the the Department of Social Development showing that the proportion of fathers who are “absent but living” increased from 41.6% to 47.4% between 1996 and 2010.“African children have the lowest proportion of present fathers at 31.1%, while Indian children have the highest at 83%, with white children following closely behind at 80.8%. For coloured children the proportion is 53%,” Zuma said.While poverty, unemployment and financial constraints might make explain why fathers failed to take responsibility for their children, “this should not be an excuse,” Zuma said. “Nothing stops a father from loving and caring for his children, even if he is poor.”The President said the outrage expressed by South Africans at recent violent incidents “was most welcome, as it indicates that South Africans have not lost their sense of right and wrong.“The recent shocking incidents should shock us into positive action, by making us focus on what can bind us as the South African nation.“We must identify how we can support families and households in distress, strengthen our communities and take forward the mission of building a caring, united and prosperous society.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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This is My Hobby – Geocaching at Night (Night Caching)

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 13, 2011July 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching.com Presents: “The Rock”November 3, 2011In “Community”Geocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn” Share with your Friends:More [vsw id=”mFTTsh-VYgU” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Geocaching doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Watch this video to see a geocache that could not be found by the light of day. Geocachers use clever clues to navigator through this Multi-Cache in the dark. If they’re skilled and a little lucky, they discover a local difficult 2, terrain 2 favorite called Wait Until DARK!! All the buildings used as stages  are non-residential and gave permission to be part of this geocache. Check out other hides by the cache owner – goblindust. He has more than 1000 Favorite Points for his geocaches.There are thousands of night caches around the world. Explore a night cache tonight!Subscribe to the Official Geocaching.com YouTube channel for the latest tips and tricks in geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Night cache!last_img read more

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Boomers Slowly Joining the Mobile Web

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Tags:#mobile#NYT#Trends#web sarah perez New statistics about baby boomers’ usage of the mobile web are here, and the news, sadly, is not surprising. This generation of users (ages 45 and older) has been slow to adopt mobile Internet technology. However, that’s not to say they aren’t getting on board with the mobile web revolution – they’re just taking a little more time to get here than the other demographic groups surveyed. Today, only 55% of boomers consider their mobile phone a necessity, a number which likely shocks younger generations whose attachment to their handheld device is so strong, they claim to “feel naked without it.” Boomers: Slow to Adopt New TechnologyThe delay with which baby boomers embrace new technologies isn’t limited to the mobile web – this is just the next item in a series of technology trends where boomers seem to lag behind. Outside of the pro-social media analyst group Forrester (whose reports we desperately want to believe), most studies show boomers have been slow to adopt new technology, be it social networks or smartphones.   Although as of summer 2009, older users were joining Facebook in record numbers, even outnumbering high school students on the site, it took a long time for them to get there. This group of technology users is definitely not filled with early adopters. Instead, boomers need to wait and see the benefits of a new technology before signing on, or so says eMarketer, the analyst firm who released this latest mobile web report. On Facebook, that benefit was likely the “network effect” – enough of their friends urged them to join at the same time as their younger family members were busy posting photos and videos of the boomers’ grandchildren, something boomers didn’t want to miss out on. Stats on Boomers and the Mobile WebAs for the mobile web, although the technology in question is different, the desire (or lack thereof) to participate is the same. Until the boomers see a real need for the mobile web, smartphones and the accompanying mobile apps, they’ll get by just fine without it, thank you very much. A few key stats from eMarketer’s report:85% of baby boomers own a mobile phone, but the majority own feature phones (non-smartphones)55% consider their mobile phone a necessityBoomers make up only 19.6% of touchscreen phone usersBoomers make up only 21.1% of smartscreen phone usersYounger boomers (ages 45-54) are more likely to own a smartphone or touchscreen phone than older boomersThings are ChangingAs Lisa E. Phillips, eMarketer senior analyst, kindly puts it, “boomers are underrepresented among smartphone users.” The good news is that’s starting to change. Slowly but surely, boomers are becoming more interested in smartphone devices. Phillips notes that their interest is influenced by the prevalence of smartphones in the marketplace combined with a down economy which is forcing boomers to forgo retirement. Because many smartphones have a business aspect to them, boomers are starting to see the appeal of these devices. However, the most important factor slowing their adoption is price. As carriers reduce prices for both phones and data plans, many more boomers will join their younger counterparts to become mobile web users themselves. center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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Live Streaming of NTL Finals

first_imgHere are the links for the live streaming of the NTL Elite Eight finals:Women’s – QLD Chiefs v NSW Mets:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt5xEomcXPoMen’s NSW Mets v NSW Country Mavericks:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lov9utrxHR0There are plenty of ways that you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from finals day at the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League. We’ll be updating the Touch Football Australia Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the day with all of the latest news and results. Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the following links:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliawww.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the #ntl2013 and #elite8 hashtags)For all of the results across the day, head to www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com. We’ll also be live streaming throughout the day, head to www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus to watch the games. To find out which games will be live streamed, click on the ‘browse videos’ section on the top menu of the channel and then on ‘events’ or stay tuned to our social media pages for links. Good luck to all teams on finals day of the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League!Related LinksNTL Finals Daylast_img read more

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10 months agoEurope’s biggest alerted as FFP force PSG into Neymar or Mbappe sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Europe’s biggest alerted as FFP force PSG into Neymar or Mbappe saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEurope’s biggest clubs are on red alert after it broke on Sunday that Financial Fair Play pressure will force PSG to sell Kylian Mbappe or Neymar in 2019.Mediapart reports PSG will have to pay back around £170m Euros to appease FFP – which means selling one of the stars in 2019.The signings of Neymar for €222 million (£195.8 million) and Mbappe for a reported €180 million (£158.7 million), are believed to have unbalanced the club’s accounts.UEFA are looking into the finances of the French champions and the impact of the signings of Neymar and Mbappe.And PSG could be excluded from the Champions League if they are found to have breached FFP rules.Neymar has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United this season. last_img read more

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde admits he is in conflict employing girlfriend as

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde admits he is in a conflict of interest by employing his long-time partner as a senior adviser.Bellegarde, however, says the national chief position gives him the authority to hire “a number of political staff to support my vision and mandate,” according to a letter obtained by APTN National News.The arrangement is not sitting well with Six Nations Chief Ava Hill who wrote the national chief in March asking him to “rectify this conflict of interest situation.”Hill said in an interview with APTN that Bellegarde’s decision to hire his “girlfriend” simply reinforces the perception the First Nations leadership is not accountable or transparent.“I can’t hire my spouse. What would my community think of that? What if the prime minister hired his wife? It is a plain conflict of interest,” said Hill, whose Iroquois community sits south of Hamilton, Ont. “Chiefs are being criticized for this and that and the other thing and you have the national chief hiring his spouse.”Six Nations has the largest population of any First Nation in the country.Letter from Six Nations Chief Ava HillDownload (PDF, Unknown)The AFN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.In the response letter to Hill, Bellegarde said he has tried to address the obvious conflict by having his partner Valerie Galley report to the AFN’s chief executive officer Peter Dinsdale.“You rightly acknowledge that there is a conflict of interest as Ms. Galley is my partner,” said Bellegarde, in the March 23 letter. “To ensure that all administrative and human resources issues are addressed, I have directed that Ms. Galley report to the (CEO) who will be overseeing all supervisory responsibility.”Dinsdale reports to Bellegarde and the AFN executive of chiefs.Dinsdale told the Turtle Island News, the Six Nations newspaper which first reported on Hill’s concerns, that Galley was already Bellegarde’s adviser when he was Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians and AFN regional chief.“So when he came into office here with his staff, his partner was on that staff,” said Dinsdale, according to the Turtle Island News.Turtle Island News also reported Bellegarde isn’t the first national chief to hire a partner. Former national chief Phil Fontaine appointed lawyer Kathleen Mahoney as AFN negotiator and adviser during Indian residential school settlement talks while the two were sharing a home, the newspaper reported.Letter from AFN National Chief Perry BellegardeDownload (PDF, Unknown)Hill said Bellegarde and Dinsdale have tried to “spin” her concerns as personal in nature because her daughter quit the AFN after Bellegarde transferred her to a new position.Hill said Bellegarde made the argument to Dene Nation Chief Bill Erasmus and Dinsdale mentioned the same to Ontario AFN regional Chief Isadore Day.Hill said her concerns have nothing to do with her daughter’s past employment with the AFN.Day issued a statement through a spokesperson that he is aware of the issue, but would not be commenting on it publicly.“There are other priorities,” said Day’s spokesperson.Day later tweeted that he wanted to allow for due diligence.“Affording respect and due diligence is prudent,” Day tweeted. “Seeking opportunities to address issues constructively is a responsibility.”affording respect and due diligence is prudent. Seeking opportunities to address issues constructively, is a responsibility.Eramsus did not immediately respond to requests for comment from [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Bob Sully Sullivan How San Diegans use their credit cards

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan: How San Diegans use their credit cards July 10, 2019 Posted: July 10, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Radio talk show host Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss how to handle your credit card debt and the trends that San Diegans are using. last_img read more

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