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10 months agoDyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest test

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Dyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest testby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: Intimidation? Stand over tactics? That is, literal stand over tactics? Oh no, not on this Arsenal. It may’ve worked in the past. But as Sean Dyche and his Burnley discovered on Saturday. Unai Emery and his players are a very different proposition today.They tried, did Burnley. They really did try. Going into the game, Dyche promised Emery and Arsenal a dose of reality. “Reality tactics”, he dubbed it.And the Clarets manager was good to his word. The visitors threw everything at Arsenal. Wrestling. Stamping. As Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remarked after his two goal performance, “Yes, it was a physical battle, it was really, really hard”.But this lot are no southern softies. Not when you have players like Sead Kolasinac and Sokratis ready to fight your corner. Not when even your manager is ready to give the opposition an earful. But they did try, did Burnley.Not once. But twice. Twice Ashley Barnes did his best Sergio Ramos impression, wrestling Sokratis to the Emirates turf. The first time ended with Barnes having the Gunners defender in a headlock. That was only after he had stood over his marker. But Sokratis was never going to be intimidated. Indeed, it was his reaction to Barnes’ antics that helped the Clarets striker escape a booking.Barnes only received a short word from ref Kevin Friend – no doubt helped out by Sokratis, as he put an own arm around his shoulder before asking, almost laughing as he did, “what dya think ya doin'”? The pair would be at it again later in the game, this time in the middle of the pitch. But just as before, they broke up without Friend brandishing a card.Then it was Matteo Guendouzi’s turn to be tested. But even this 19 year-old from France wasn’t to be cowed. Barnes – again – was the instigator, stamping a prostrate Guendouzi square on his chest. Again, there was no action shown by Friend. And for all the complaints about diving from Dyche in the aftermath, Guendouzi’s reaction was more Roy Keane than Neymar. Just as Sokratis had previously, Guendouzi’s response went some way to Barnes avoiding punishment. That Dyche complained about diving from the home team was baffling given the spot fires sparked around the pitch by his No10.But perhaps he was still coming down after copping it from Emery at the final whistle. A team reflects it’s manager. And this one – like so many on the pitch – is no shrinking violet.To be fair, this wasn’t Emery’s fight. And there really was no need for the Arsenal manager to get involved. But he’d had enough. Enough of Dyche’s bellowing. Enough of his complaining. Grabbing Dyche’s arm, he let him know what he thought of his antics. The pair squared up. It wasn’t Barnes versus Sokratis. But Emery wasn’t going to turn the other cheek.On paper, Arsenal should always be defeating Burnley at the Emirates. And the 3-1 scoreline stuck to script. But the manner of how these three points were achieved tells us everything about today’s Arsenal.They’re not a nasty team. Nor an overly physical one. But there’s a presence about them. There’s a bit of steel in there. From Soka and Seo to the kid from Lorient. You’re not going to intimidate this lot. There’s enough heavy duty in there to allow attacking players like Aubameyang the room to do their thing.Gary Neville, the former Manchester United captain, has branded past Arsenal teams, the ones of Arsene Wenger, as “soft”: “Technically they were as good as anything we’ve seen in England in my time. But there are all kinds of attributes that make up a football side and they didn’t like it when the contest became physical.”You always felt you had a chance against them because you could get about them, bully them.”And you fancy Dyche went into Saturday’s trip with the same sentiment.But this is a very different Arsenal from the team of the past decade. And the manager is certainly a polar opposite to what Dyche had grown used to finding upon Burnley’s visits to North London.As those around the Pemier League are fast realising. Emery’s Arsenal can outplay you. And outfight you. Whether it’s on the pitch. Or by the touchline. You can’t intimidate this lot. Just as “reality” snapped back at Dyche on Saturday.Dyche & Emery having a disagreement at FT. #twitterclarets#UTCpic.twitter.com/6Bi28yhv4p— TurfCast (@TurfCastPodcast) December 22, 2018 last_img read more

On Deck A Sabermetric Broadcast

Although sabermetrics has substantially reshaped baseball’s on-field product over the past few decades, its progress in the broadcast booth has been slower. It’s not hard to see why the two trends haven’t moved in lockstep: While teams adopted the analytics model out of the need to win games, the same market pressures didn’t apply to commentators. For teams, integrating sabermetrics meant they were more likely to win; for commentators, it meant they were more likely to confuse. But now a younger generation is steeped in analytics, and statistically minded fans obsessively check sites such as Fangraphs, Baseball-Reference and Brooks Baseball to get what broadcasts and talk radio aren’t providing.Broadcasters have taken note. In the past few years, we’ve seen some geeky milestones: Sun Sports produced a special sabermetric broadcast of a Tampa Bay Rays game, and WGN flashed a run expectancy matrix on screen during a Cubs broadcast. And Joe Morgan and Tim McCarver, not exactly standard-bearers for the analytics movement, are off the air.On Saturday, Fox Sports 1 is hoping to facilitate the next breakthrough for on-air stat-geekery. During Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants, the channel, working in conjunction with its Just A Bit Outside blog, is mounting a broadcast that promises to focus on “statistics, sabermetrics, and graphics, with plenty of debate and conversation while the action plays out on the field.” The show will feature a split-screen, with the game in one window and in the other a panel that includes longtime sabermetric proselytizer Rob Neyer and ex-players turned stat-friendly broadcasters Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski, not to mention current San Diego Padres manager Bud Black. It’s an experiment in whether mainstream America — or at least the America that watches Fox Sports 1 on a Saturday night — is finally ready for metrics to invade Morgan and McCarver’s former province.Kapler certainly seems to think it is, noting that plenty of numbers now widely used on TV (like WHIP and OPS) were once just as foreign to viewers as xFIP and Ultimate Zone Rating. “Baseball fans are ready to absorb metrics they can use to predict what’s coming,” he said.Along similar lines, Neyer hopes the JABO broadcast can put numbers to the baseball fundamentals that fans are used to. “We’ll be talking about the same things that everybody else talks about, just on a somewhat different — and ideally, higher — level,” he said.Neyer’s pet example is pitch framing. While most serious fans know that Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is an expert in what Neyer calls “stealing” strikes on borderline pitches, the NLCS coverage will highlight the fact that Molina’s counterpart on the Giants, Buster Posey, is just as good at that dark art according to the numbers.But it won’t be all numbers. The coverage also aspires to effectively blend advanced statistics with the experience of the former players on hand, as well as Black’s managerial mindset. (For instance, in addition to a studio area, the set will also feature one of those whimsical mini-fields upon which Kapler and Nitkowski can perform hands-on demos.) Host Kevin Burkhardt will guide a running conversation that Kapler hopes will appeal to fans seeking hardcore analysis — statistical or otherwise.There’s a tension in any sabermetric treatment of baseball between the cool empiricism of numbers and the gauzy comfort of narrative. In the post-season that’s even more pronounced, because it’s so difficult to make sense of the randomness that short series bring. Neyer thinks the Fox broadcast can straddle that line.“We’re lucky, given the mix of the people who will be on the set, to do both things,” he said. “Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski are both quite well-versed in sabermetrics. … We can a cite a number, but [when an event] doesn’t fit the statistical narrative, Gabe Kapler can literally jump out of his chair … and demonstrate what happened, and why.”Everyone I talked to — including Kapler, Neyer and producer Matt Schnider — also emphasized that the broadcast will have room for debate between the sabermetric outlook and the conventional wisdom. “Those things do come up,” Neyer said. “One of the tricky things for us will be [when] somebody says something that maybe isn’t supported by the data, we’ve got to be able to jump in (on my laptop or with one of our researchers) quickly and find out if that’s true, and then get it out there and see if we can hash it out.”Perhaps the telecast, then, is better thought of as an update to the way baseball broadcasts are done, rather than a groundbreaking exercise in sabermetric programming. It will be the first televised, in-game manifestation of what Baseball Prospectus’s Dayn Perry famously described as the ideal marriage between sabermetrics and traditional thinking:“A question that’s sometimes posed goes something like this: ‘Should you run an organization with scouts or statistics?’ My answer is the same it would be if someone asked me: ‘Beer or tacos?’ Both, you fool. Why construct an either-or scenario where none need exist?”In a field where traditional broadcasts have clung to more or less the same format for half a century, the beer-and-tacos approach is a refreshing change of direction. read more

Wrestling team prepares for NCAA Tournament

Senior captain Colt Sponseller has had many goals since he joined the Ohio State wrestling team, none bigger than winning a National Championship. Entering his final NCAA Tournament, Sponseller has one opportunity left to make his dream a reality. “It’s my ultimate goal. It’s the goal I have had in mind since I came here to OSU,” Sponseller said. “To come out there and … go to nationals and win would be the icing on the cake.” In his two previous attempts in the NCAA Tournament, Sponseller has not lived up to his goals. In his final season as a Buckeye, the 2011 tournament is Sponseller’s final chance to reach the pinnacle of college wrestling. “It’s the last chance I have,” Sponseller said. “It’s one of the most important things in my life, and you’ve got to make it all count when it comes down to it.” Sponseller has been wrestling at OSU for the past four years. He has made two NCAA Tournament appearances and has failed to finish as an All-American or better. Coach Tom Ryan said helping Sponseller reach his goal is one of the most important things for his team at the NCAA Tournament. “We have one senior; it’s very important that he reaches his goals, which is to be a National Champion,” Ryan said. “It’s important that our senior goes out the right way.” Sponseller will compete as the No. 5 seed in the 165-pound bracket. Sponseller is not the only Buckeye going to the national tournament. Sophomore captains C.J. Magrum and Ian Paddock, and freshman Nick Heflin will also wrestle for a National Championship. They all qualified because of their finishes at the Big Ten Tournament. Freshman Peter Capone, 197 pounds, received an at-large bid into the tournament field. “I think it would be very good experience, and I definitely think I could win some matches,” Capone said. “(An All-American finish) would be the goal and I would just wrestle as hard as I can.” Magrum, who is unseeded, is coming off an impressive showing at the Big Ten Tournament, finishing fourth in the 184-pound weight class. After wrestling six matches during the weekend, Magrum, as well as the other Buckeyes, will return to the gym and begin preparing for the final tournament. “The first thing I need to do is heal up and get some rest,” Magrum said. “Then we’ll come back for a few days, then tapper down and get ready for NCAAs.” Magrum said the tournament is more about a mindset than physicality. “I think the NCAA Tournament is more mental than anything,” Magrum said. “Anyone could show up on any given day an All-American.” Heflin, who was disappointed with the runner-up finish at the Big Ten Tournament, said he will focus on the little things to have a better performance at the NCAA Tournament. “I need to keep just working hard, come in for morning practices, watch some tape on (Edward) Ruth’s match,” Heflin said. “Do all the little right things. Sleep right, eat right, just prepare perfectly.” Heflin will be the No. 10 seed at 174 pounds. After a disappointing regular season, Ryan said he still expects his team to perform well in the NCAA Tournament and expects to bring home a group of All-Americans. “I’d say a top-10 team performance would be good for us, with the season we’ve had,” Ryan said. “And we’ve got some of these underclassmen to step up, because they’re the leaders of the future and the leaders of next year’s team. It’d be nice to come home with a bunch of All-Americans and guys that are some underclassmen, ready to lead.” To accomplish this goal, Ryan said he expects his athletes to go after their opponents, while sporting a strong defense as well. “We need to wrestle tough. We need to be ready prepared mentally and physically and go after people,” Ryan said. “You need incredible defense and you got to pressure your opponent. So, if you do those things … we have a good shot at placing some people on the podium.” The 2011 NCAA Division I Championships will take place March 17-19 in Philadelphia. read more

Ohio State womens basketball wins season opener

For the 17th consecutive year, the Ohio State women’s basketball team opened its season with a victory as the Buckeyes knocked off Tennessee State, 78-51, Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. Ten players scored for the Buckeyes, with senior guard Samantha Prahalis and junior guard Tayler Hill leading the way with 17 points each. Freshman forward Kalpana Beach, in her first-ever game for OSU, contributed 10 points and six rebounds. Beach said she found out just before the game that she was starting. “I knew it was going to be a lot different than high school,” Beach said. “So I just was going to go out and play as hard as I could and try not to make too many mistakes.” “(Beach) was nervous before the game,” Hill said with a smile following the victory. OSU surged out to a 48-21 halftime lead, holding TSU to 30 percent shooting in the first half and not allowing any second-chance or fast-break points. The Tigers kept pace with the Buckeyes during the second half with both teams notching 30 points. Coach Jim Foster attributed the drop in production in the second half to inconsistent offensive play. “I thought we started the game very aggressively,” Foster said. “I think it’s difficult to play 12 people and continue with continuity on offense. I think that’s probably what showed in the second half.” With Prahalis as the lone senior to go along with three juniors on the roster, OSU is the youngest team in the Big Ten, according to NCAA data. Foster said the early games in the season are vital in the development of the younger players. “I think one of the things that a young team needs to learn is that when you come in at halftime and sit down you’ve got to continue to be engaged when you go out there for the second half, regardless of what the score is,” Foster said. For the game, the Buckeyes shot 48 percent from the field to go along with a 23-for-29 clip from the free-throw line. OSU held a decisive advantage in free-throw attempts, with TSU only generating nine attempts from the line. OSU suffered a bit of a scare late in the second half when Prahalis, voted co-Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year by the conference’s coaches, was helped off the court by trainers when she fell and cramped up. Prahalis returned to action a few minutes later to finish the contest and assured reporters following the game that she was fine. The Buckeyes take to the Schottenstein Center court again to play Temple at 6 p.m. on Friday. OSU defeated the Owls, 84-75, on the road last season. read more

Football Ohio State defensive line setting the bar high

Ohio State defensive linemen look on during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State football team has a fully loaded defensive line ready to not only control the line of scrimmage, but also dominate it.“We’ll be as good as anybody in America at defensive end,” Coach Urban Meyer said.Meyer referenced Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, redshirt senior Tyquan Lewis, redshirt junior Sam Hubbard, sophomore Nick Bosa, senior Jalyn Holmes and redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones as the five premier defensive linemen on the team. With such high-profile players returning who have already played significant snaps, a concern is the possibility of complacency. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for this unit. Lewis said the goal is to be the best defensive line all-time. “We’re all elite players, so we continue to push one another to the next level,” he said. “That’s what helps us become better and better — it’s a lot of competition between all of us.”Defensive line coach Larry Johnson said this unit is the best collective group he has had in a long time. He emphasized the closeness of this group by citing the collective bond and love that they share. He said Lewis and Holmes demonstrated this bond by forgoing the NFL Draft to return for their senior seasons. “The most important thing about these guys (is) they’re unselfish — they’re very unselfish players,” Johnson said. “They don’t care who starts, they don’t care who plays, as long as they play.”Honorable mention All-Big Ten defensive end Holmes said that the guys on the defensive line do not want to let each other down. He continually emphasized that winning is much more important than playing time. “We have that bond and we got that chemistry, Holmes said. “And we (are) playing for something bigger than ourselves.”Johnson referred to the depth of the defensive line and mentioned the improvements he has seen in redshirt sophomore defensive end Rashod Berry, sophomore defensive tackle Robert Landers, redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Jashon Cornell, redshirt freshman defensive tackle Malik Barrow, sophomore defensive end Jonathon Cooper and Honorable Mention All-Big Ten, redshirt senior Michael Hill. Honorable Mention All-Big Ten defensive end Hubbard played with former Buckeye defensive linemen Joey Bosa and Adolphus Washington, who both started as rookies in the NFL this past season. He said that this current defensive line could be even better as a whole.“I’ve played with a lot of great individuals. I don’t think, collectively, there’s been this much talent at his position since I’ve been here,” Hubbard said. “We have four guys who could start on any team in the country and we’re all playing together.”Along with Jones, Meyer said the staff has been thinking of ways of putting the five premier linemen on the field at one time, which would move a defensive end to linebacker. Per Johnson and multiple players, Hubbard has been practicing at the position during spring practice. Nick Bosa also emphasized the importance of getting all of the talent involved.“We have so many good players,” Bosa said. “It’s criminal to not have them on the field.” read more

Rep Miller Local residents will benefit from budget

first_img More funding for schools, public services in plan 27Apr Rep. Miller: Local residents will benefit from budget Categories: Miller News,Miller Photos,Newscenter_img State Rep. Aaron Miller today voted in favor of the state budget, joining his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee in approving the fiscal blueprint and sending it to the full House for consideration.Miller, of Sturgis, who serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, said local K-12 classrooms will see more money and local governments will see modest increases in revenue sharing and dollars from the Michigan Transportation Fund, enabling them to improve vital services to residents.“As a teacher, I am disappointed the House budget does not continue to give extra to our schools, which are all at the lowest per-pupil funding in the state. However, I am extremely pleased that we are at least funding a $100-per-student increase, taking steps to ensure our children are prepared for a global workforce,” Miller said. “And not only does this budget put more state police troopers on the roads throughout Michigan, but this budget continues to pay down debt and save for future hard times, something I’m proud of.”Highlights of the bill:Helping make life better in communities across Michigan by adding money for road repairs, public safety departments, parks and other programs to improve our daily lives. Revenue sharing payments to local governments will rise by $12.4 million under our plan, more money than in the past five years.Michigan’s K-12 public schools would get record funding at $14.3 billion, with a priority on keeping more money in the classroom to benefit students. School districts across the state would get $100 more per student at each grade level, equating to a $143 million increase.Funding for career and technical training would increase through competitive grants for equipment upgrades and for intermediate school districts to hire counselors. The programs are designed to help prepare Michigan students for jobs of the future.Building a better economic future by paying down school retiree debt and adding to the state’s main savings account for tough times, pushing the emergency fund above $1 billion.Continuing to tighten our belt by eliminating waste and inefficiency in state government.Our goal is to spend less state money in the next budget year than we are today, and we achieved that with a 2.2 percent reduction in the general state budget.#####last_img read more

Sony is set to undercut Microsofts forthcoming Xb

first_imgSony is set to undercut Microsoft’s forthcoming Xbox One by US$100 (€75) when it launches its PS4 console and is planning original programming for the device.At the E3 games expo in Los Angeles yesterday, Sony said that the new PS4 console would cost US$399 in the US and €399 in Europe when it launches ahead of Christmas, while Microsoft said it was pricing its device at US$499.99 and €499.Showing off its new console for the first time, Sony said that Sony Pictures Entertainment is working on “new original programming and unique access to entertainment content” on the device – without giving further details.In an official company blog post, Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, said: “We’re on the verge of launching the most powerful gaming system ever built with the PS4 and the entire PlayStation ecosystem is expanding with the continued growth and strength of PS Vita, PS3 and PlayStation Network.”He added that globally there are more than 140 games in development for PS4, including over 100 that will be available within the first year.Microsoft’s rival Xbox One console is due to launch in 21 markets in November and will include games, music, live TV, movies, sports, apps and Skype. At E3 Microsoft unveiled a string of new games titles for its console, which it unveiled officially last month.last_img read more

Mediasets Spanish unit lifted the media giants f

first_imgMediaset’s Spanish unit lifted the media giant’s financials for 2014 against the background of continued challenges in the Italian market, according to Mediaset’s preliminary results.Mediaset posted net revenues of €3.41 billion for the full year, marginally down on the 2013 figure. Revenues in Italy fell from €2.59 billion to €2.48 billion, while sales in Spain rose from €826.8 million to €932.1 million. Economic recovery in Spain lifted advertising revenues in that market from €802.2 million to €889.2 million, while Italian ad sales dropped from €2.06 billion to €1.98 billion.Mediaset turned in a profit of €23.7 million, up from €8.9 million in 2013. Net debt fell from €1.459 billion to €861.3 million thanks to cost cutting measures.Mediaset Premium, the pay TV spin-off unit created at the start of December, in which Telefónica owns a 11.11% share, turned in revenues of €8.7 million in its first month of operation.Mediaset said it expected the outlook in Italy to continue to be unpredictable this year, while Spain is expected to contribute a growing share of revenue and profit.Separately, the Spanish competition regulator, the CNMC, has censured Mediaset for failing to stand by commitments made to secure the merger of channels Telecinco and Cuatro, relating to the packaging of advertising deals. Mediaset has repeatedly been found to be in breach of the conditions set to secure the 2010 merger of the two services.last_img read more

Nicolas Bry has this year overseen the rollout of

first_imgNicolas Bry has this year overseen the rollout of Orange’s Blended TV offering, designed to enable subscribers and service providers to benefit from the social buzz around TV shows and content. Orange has been at the forefront of developing innovative mew models based on social TV.  Age 47Education Master degrees from engineering school Supélec and from HEC Business School.Previous positions Chief product officer at Club-Internet (Deutsche Telekom Group); senior marketing manager at Logica Consulting; strategic marketing manager at SFR; manager at Braxton ConsultingLife outside work A true passion: researching and blogging about innovation at ‘rapid innovation’ (nbry.wordpress.com); traveling with my family, home exchanges, running and fitness.Key achievements of 2012 Designing and rolling out Orange social buzz component, ‘Blended TV’, across six Orange consumer-facing applications, and building a new rapid innovation approach, ‘Modular Design’, based on this empirical experience.Most significant industry developments In term of consumer usage, 2012 has notably seen the rise of social TV, Smart TV, and multiscreen experiences.Key challenges for 2013 Many challenges are shaping the future of TV: linear viewing versus on-demand, social and personalised EPG, social TV and second screen interactivity, TV everywhere and multiscreen roaming across devices and around places, Smart TV and TV apps ecosystems, TV commerce, brand strategy toward TV spot investment, cutting the cord, OTT offerings and SVOD catalogues versus triple-play bundles, the unbundling of TV channels.Goals for next year My goal in 2013 is to put on tracks a creative, compelling and seamless TV everywhere experience for the consumer, bridging the gap between nomadism and multiscreen at home, leveraging on Orange specific technological assets such as LTE, Cloud TV, NFC.Most admired industry personality Gary Hamel for the modern and dynamic spirit of innovation he instills in Managing Innovation and Reinventing Management.Favourite current TV show Mad Men because the last season was gripping, elegant, and meaningful.last_img read more

Weird Job Alert This Guy Is the Guardian of Futuristic Ham

first_img Editorial Director Entrepreneur Staff The future will be tender and smokey. If you celebrate Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, there’s a good chance you’ve had Brian Hendrickson at your dinner table. Well, not him exactly, but as Curemaster for Hormel Foods, his signature is on every one of the millions of Cure 81 Hams that the company sells each year. We tracked down Hendrickson to find out what exactly a Curemaster is and what it takes to be the Prince of Pig.To be honest, I’ve never heard of a Curemaster. What do you do exactly?A Curemaster works very closely with our marketing and R&D and production professionals to make sure that we’re producing products that live up to our standards. I review the consumer comments and look for trends to make sure that we’re staying relevant to consumers while never losing sight that food safety comes first.Related: The Founder of Panera Bread Says ‘I Wish I’d Fired More People’Are there a lot of you?There’s been roughly seven — including me — since the Curemaster role and the Cure 81 Ham were developed in 1963. Both were created when Hormel saw the need for a futuristic ham.Futuristic ham?Something that would meet a modern households’ needs. Hormel was one of the first companies to do a kind of market research, and from those findings developed the Cure 81. Consumers didn’t want a bone in it, they wanted it to have some fat but not too much, they wanted tender ham with a nice smoky flavor.What does the 81 stand for?BH: So in 1963, they were thinking we had to come up with some futuristic term so they just picked the year 1981. That felt like the future to them!Related: How An Odd Macadamia Nut Milk Company Caught Walmart’s Attention Without Doing Any MarketingAnd how does one become a Curemaster?It’s a pretty elite title within Hormel and honestly it’s been a very humbling experience. There’s a small group who chooses the new Curemaster. I actually got to participate in that and I nominated somebody else! It’s a person who this group feels has had a significant role in developing the brand and someone they feel will protect the brand, take the take the torch and run with it.How does the election process compare to choosing the next Pope?Ha! Well, we don’t send white smoke up a chimney when the decision is made!What changes have you seen in consumers needs and what have you done to meet those needs?I guess what we’ve seen here recently is people wanting to go back to the olden times. They want intensity and bold flavor profiles. And as for the look, they desire an old-world feel, where there are variations and different patterns on the surface. They want a more authentic, crafted appearance.Related: 5 Affordable Restaurant Franchises You Can Start for 5 FiguresHow much ham do you eat on a daily or monthly basis?Well usually twice a week I attend a cutting of the Cure 81 or pilot products we’re developing. And I probably have it at home for dinner about once a week.Have you always had this passion for pork?Growing up in Iowa, yeah! I remember back then in the ’70s when I was growing up, on Sunday after coming back from church, mom and dad would always fry up a pound of Hormel Black Label bacon and fill the house with the aroma. It was a real treat.You’re making me drool over here. Maybe I should grab a ham sandwich for lunch?Good idea, make sure it’s a Cure 81 sandwich! Next Article Weird Job Alert! This Guy Is the Guardian of Futuristic Ham. Add to Queue –shares March 28, 2018center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Food 4 min read Image credit: Hormel Foods Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Dan Bova Register Now »last_img read more

People Are Horrified That Facebooks Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Incredibly Important Messages

first_img Next Article People Are Horrified That Facebook’s Hidden Inbox Is Hiding Incredibly Important Messages Image credit: Getty | Thomas Trutschel / Contributor –shares This story originally appeared on Business Insider Add to Queue April 7, 2016 Rob Pricecenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 7 min read Facebook has a hidden message folder where it filters messages it thinks you don’t want to see — sometimes with serious and unintended consequences.Users are complaining about not seeing messages from since-deceased family members, people reaching out to help them, and even people contacting them to let them know their friends have died.Back in October 2015, the social network revamped its messaging system.Previously, you had your “Inbox,” and an “Other” folder where messages from people who aren’t friends or friends-of-friends would end up. But it replaced this second folder with “Message Requests” — which let people you’re not connected with ask to be able to talk.But what very few people realize is there is now also a third category of messages: Filtered Message Requests. These filtered messages are what Facebook thinks is spam, and so doesn’t even notify you about. They’re also not easy to find.There has been a spate of articles over the last few days explaining how to access them. Judging by the reaction on Twitter, almost no one knew it was there.I am mortified did you know on Facebook there’s a bunch of messages you haven’t read in settings > people > filtered messages— Jade ? (@JadeStamate) April 7, 2016Just discovered a “filtered” message folder on Facebook. Oops. Sorry everyone. Literally had no idea. Should take me a few yrs to catch up.— Max von Essen (@MaxizPad) April 6, 2016oh my god I just discovered the filtered messages on Facebook pic.twitter.com/goQKF5mHR6— brit brat (@Brittany_IRL) April 7, 2016A lot of the time, the feature appears to be fulfilling its purpose pretty well — protecting people from strangers’ spam they’ve got no interest in viewing.Daniel EmeryThe message Daniel Emery received informing him his friend had died — and which he only discovered two months later.But there have also been cases of it hiding far more important messages, meaning their intended recipients only see them when it’s far too late.Former BBC technology journalist Daniel Emery contacted Business Insider after reading our story and checking the “filtered” folder out of curiosity.He told us that back in February, the partner of an old college friend messaged him to tell him that his friend had died — but the message was filtered, so he only saw it today, two months later.Emery said: “He was a friend of mine from when I was a student in Aberdeen. Used to be a good mate, obviously lost touch a few years ago, as you do.”He had thought about reaching out, but never got round to it — and then saw the message letting him know his friend had “popped his clogs.””So its his partner — I don’t quite know who she is — picking up the pieces … it’s all a bit strange really.”Emery’s not the only one to have experienced something like this.Matt Spicer, from Bristol, England, said that his wife started crying after discovering the “filtered” inbox — because it contained a message sent by her cousin, who died before it was ever read.Nice one Facebook, this hidden message thing has got my wife in tears.She was contacted by a cousin, who has died since sending the message— Matt Spicer (@Bristol_Pirate) April 6, 2016And Brittany Knight wrote on Twitter that she lost her passport and missed the message from the person trying to return it to her due to the filter.Lost my passport last year and some 10/10 messaged me saying he had it and facebook hid the message from me ??— Brittany Knight (@bwitt_xox) April 5, 2016& now I’m in love with him and he’s moved to the other side of the world so Facebook ruined my life and cock blocked me from a shit hot guy— Brittany Knight (@bwitt_xox) April 5, 2016There are many more cases like this. Some are recent, while other messages appear to have been sent before the Filtered Message Requests inbox was introduced, and were then automatically moved to it once it was launched — all without ever being read.Went through my Facebook filtered messages and realised there was a message from a long lost friend from like half a year ago ??? I SORRY— Kendra (@KendraInControl) January 19, 2016Fuming a girl found my lost passport months ago but the message was filtered so I went n cancelled it without seeing wtf— Meg (@meg_morg) January 27, 2016thought i’d lost all contact forever w my japanese host family but just found a fb message from them that fb filtered out 2 YEARS ago !!!!— merman (@merrmerrm) April 7, 2016Are you fucking shitting me? My transgender cousin reached out during her transition & because we weren’t friends facebook hid her message.— Resting Face Palm (@bm0nies) October 30, 2015The situation is made doubly frustrating by the fact that one of the big reasons for the change to Message Requests (and Filtered Message Requests) is to prevent things like this happening.Tony Leach, a product manager at Facebook, told TechCrunch back when Message Requests launched: “We’ve heard so many stories like estranged parents trying to get back in touch, or you lost your wallet and someone trying to get in touch with you … That’s why we want to replace that with a system that makes it a lot easier to catch the messages that you want to see.”Clearly, this hasn’t been a complete success.But what can Facebook do about this? It’s a tricky one. If it errs on the side of caution, and filters more, then important messages will continue to fall through the cracks. But if it relaxes its filters, then more spam will likely get through too — and people will complain. (Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)Daniel Emery, who missed the message telling him of his friend’s death, would like Facebook to modify its messaging feature to add a more straightforward spam folder.”Gmail and Google, for all its flaws, has a pretty sensible system,” he told Business Insider. “There is a folder for spam, you can look into it if you want, you can pull things out. It’s not hidden from you, and I think the issue with this is it’s kind of a bit too much ‘nanny state.'”He added: “Facebook is trying to be overprotective. Overprotective comes at a cost, and things like this happening are exactly that … hiding it is never a good thing.”If you want to check your Filtered Message Requests in the mobile app, load up Settings, then click on “People,” then click on “Message Requests,” then click on “See filtered requests.” If you’re on the desktop version of Facebook, click on the drop-down Messages tab, then on “Message Requests,” then press “See filtered requests.” For more detailed instructions, read this. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Facebooklast_img read more

Microsofts Teams Is Its Slack Competitor for Office 365

first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 3 min read November 2, 2016 Add to Queue Register Now » Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business –shares Devindra Hardawar Because Yammer isn’t quite enough to take on Slack, Microsoft is launching yet another business chat app: Teams. It’ll be part of the Office 365 suite, and from the video below, it looks like it’ll differentiate itself from Slack and Hipchat with threaded chats, Office document collaboration and multi-person video chat. Basically, the company is trying to bring all of productivity strengths together in a single app.”How to assemble a high performance team and setting them up for success is one of the central pursuits for any organization,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on stage. “No two teams are the same, no two projects are the same. There’s no universal tool for teams, but rather a universal toolkit we call office 365. Empowering teams is more than just solving any logistical challenge of bringing people to the same place.”Nadella described Yammer as a “bulletin board for the entire company,” and noted that plenty of teams are already collaborating using Skype for Business chats, as well. But there’s still a need for a single, cohesive app to bring all of that together. Teams is a “chat-based workspace” designed around real-time collaboration, Nadella said. It won’t be replacing Yammer immediately, though it’s easy to see how it could eventually do so. On the mobile front, there will be Teams apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android.Teams is akin to an “open office-space environment,” according to Office 365 corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer. It brings in all of the features you’d expect, like group messaging, and Skype integration for video and voice calls, along with things Slack doesn’t yet offer, like the aforementioned threaded chats. And yes, there will be plenty of emoji integration to spice up your boring work chats. You can also move between different teams pretty easily, something that’s much more difficult with Slack.It’s hard not to view Teams as yet another entry in a crowded collaboration market. But it packs in some thoughtful features that might tempt over users of other apps. The main screen for each team has a tabbed interface that lets you quickly locate other files, tasks that need to be completed and even third-party apps. In an on-stage demo, a Microsoft rep showed off how a Zendesk tab could let you quickly access tickets associated with the Team. The helper bot for Teams, “T-Bot,” can also help you figure out the app with simple conversational language.Teams wasn’t exactly a secret. It’s been rumored for months, and Slack went so far as to take out a full page ad in The New York Times to welcome Microsoft as a direct competitor (with a health amount of posturing, naturally).If you’re eager to try out Teams, you can access it today as part of a customer preview in Office 365. It’ll be available in 18 languages across 181 countries. Moving forward, Microsoft plans to include it with all Office 365 Enterprise and Small Business Suite subscriptions starting in the first quarter of next year. It’s yet another way for you to collaborate with your coworkers. Next Article Microsoft Image credit: Microsoft Microsoft’s Teams Is Its Slack Competitor for Office 365 This story originally appeared on Engadgetlast_img read more

Speedcast and In Aria Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on LargeScale HighCapacity

first_imgSpeedcast and In Aria! Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on Large-Scale, High-Capacity Video Services PRNewswireJuly 15, 2019, 10:10 pmJuly 15, 2019 New Managed Service Enables Secure, Flexible, and Efficient Digital TV Contribution, Cloud-Based Video Processing, Playout, and Multi-Platform DistributionSpeedcast, the world’s largest provider of remote communications and IT services, announced a joint service offering with In Aria! Networks, one of Europe’s leading service providers in managed broadcast video contribution over IP, and Telespazio, a leading provider of digital TV platforms and satellite transmission in Europe. Relying on a combination of In Aria! Networks’ redundant video contribution over IP gateways integrated with the Speedcast Media Network (SMN) and Telespazio video teleports, media companies around the globe can securely contribute and deliver SD, HD, and UHD video services with unparalleled efficiency, flexibility, and a faster time to market.Marketing Technology News: The Role of AI in Shaping the Future of Video ConferencingThe joint service offering from Speedcast, In Aria! Networks and Telespazio is designed to speed up cloud-based IP video contribution, media processing and satellite-based digital distribution. The offering includes a wide range of cloud-based value-added services, such as backhaul, media conversion, high-quality, low-latency live streaming, and occasional use secure IP contribution, as well as multichannel digital TV platforms on the leading European Direct-to-Home satellite position.Telespazio’s digital video teleport facilities in Fucino Space Center, Italy feature 170 antennas and offer a broad satellite footprint for distribution of video channels across the Atlantic, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian regions. When combined with SMN’s low-latency fiber distribution network, multiple teleport locations around the world, and fully managed IP video transport service, they provide media companies with a large-scale, high-capacity global solution for delivering broadcast-quality video. In addition, the companies are collaborating on DVB-S and DVB-S2 Direct-to-Home satellites at 13° East to ensure improved video delivery across Europe.“Uniting Telespazio’s DVB-S2 digital video platforms with In Aria! Networks’ innovative media transport technology and the Speedcast Media Network will have a huge impact on multi-platform video delivery,” said Alessandro Caranci, Head of Line of Business Satellite Communications at Telespazio. “Our customers can now have access to a cloud-based IP video contribution and distribution network, making it easy and cost-efficient to deliver video in any region on any device.”Marketing Technology News: Study Finds Enterprises Rapidly Shifting to Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Business Model“We’re thrilled to partner with Telespazio, a major player in Europe, and Speedcast, who has a huge influence in North America and the Asia Pacific regions,” said Alberto Carpenè, CEO of In Aria! and Vice President of the Speedcast Media Network. “This joint offering sets a new benchmark for flexibility, enabling media companies to launch channels faster and more affordably.”“Joining forces with Telespazio and In Aria! Networks allows us to address a critical growing need in the media market for hybrid video services,” said Erwan Emilian, Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Emerging Markets at Speedcast. “This partnership represents the fastest and most efficient way to backhaul video feeds, the widest network capacity for video distribution, and the broadest portfolio of value-added services, including cloud-based playout and media processing up to the satellite distribution on various satellites.”Marketing Technology News: Softeon Expands Retail and eCommerce Logistics Solution Footprint and Success Alessandro CaranciMarketing Technology NewsNewsSpeedcastTelespazioVideo Previous ArticleSesame Workshop Names Samantha Maltin Chief Marketing OfficerNext ArticleDTiQ Launches Enhanced Video Analytics Capabilitieslast_img read more

Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention

first_img Ghosn’s detention extended to Jan 11 Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is likely to appear in a Japanese court next Tuesday to hear the reasons for his detention, after his lawyers deployed a little-used article of the Constitution. Explore further Ghosn is likely to appear in court to face the allegations against him The shock move was the latest in a series of unexpected twists in a case that has gripped Japan and the business world since the once-revered auto tycoon was arrested on his private jet at a Tokyo airport on November 19.The Tokyo District Court said his hearing would start at 10:30 am (0130 GMT) in its court room, with Ghosn expected to appear.”Mr Ghosn today submitted a request for the disclosure of the reasons for his detention,” the court said.Article 34 of Japan’s Constitution stipulates that “no person shall be arrested or detained without being at once informed of the charges against him or without the immediate privilege of counsel.””Nor shall he be detained without adequate cause; and upon demand of any person such cause must be immediately shown in open court in his presence and the presence of his counsel,” it says.Ghosn is spending the beginning of 2019 in detention after the court on New Year’s Eve extended his detention through to January 11 on allegations of aggravated breach of trust.He was re-arrested over these allegations on December 21, dashing his hopes of being home for Christmas.Since his shock arrest on November 19, the case has shone a light on the Japanese legal system, which has come in for some criticism internationally.’CEO reserve’Authorities are pursuing three separate lines of enquiry against the 64-year-old Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian executive, involving alleged financial wrongdoing during his tenure as Nissan chief.They suspect he conspired with his right-hand man, US executive Greg Kelly, to hide away around half of his income (some five billion yen or $44 million) over five fiscal years from 2010.They also allege he under-reported his salary to the tune of four billion yen over the next three fiscal years—apparently to avoid criticism that his pay was too high.They are also investigating a complex third claim that alleges Ghosn sought to shift a personal investment loss onto Nissan’s books.As part of that scheme, he is also accused of having used Nissan funds to repay a Saudi acquaintance who put up collateral money.Prosecutors have pressed formal charges over the first allegation but not yet over the other accusations.Ghosn denies the allegations but has not had the chance to defend himself in public.The once jet-setting executive, who denies any wrongdoing, was initially held in a tiny single cell at the detention centre in the north of the Japanese capital but has now reportedly been moved to a more comfortable room.He has complained about the cold and the rice-based menu, sources say, though he has told embassy visitors he is being well-treated although he has shed a lot of weight.He has been stripped of his leadership roles at Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors but the third member of the auto alliance he helped forge, French automaker Renault, has kept him as nominal head while he fights the charges.Ghosn’s detention has also laid bare tensions in the alliance he created, which together sells more cars than any of its rival groups.Meanwhile, fresh claims against Ghosn appear almost daily in the Japanese media.According to Friday’s edition of the Nikkei business daily, Ghosn paid nearly $50 million to businesses run by two Middle Eastern acquaintances from the “CEO reserve”, a pot of cash that the boss was able to use at his discretion.center_img © 2019 AFP Citation: Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention (2019, January 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-ghosn-court-japan-detention.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

BJP demands repoll in violencehit booths of Bengal

first_imgMay 20, 2019 SHARE COMMENT West Bengal COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on RELATED center_img Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal after the meeting with Election Commission officials in New Delhi on Monday   –  Sandeep Saxena BJP NaMo TV goes off air after Lok Sabha polls A delegation of BJP leaders, led by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, met Election Commission officials here on Monday and said the seventh phase of polls in West Bengal witnessed widespread violence, booth capturing and rigging. The party demanded re-poll in violence-hit booths across the State.The party said in a memorandum submitted to the EC that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerji has threatened the people of the State that she will ‘deal’ with her opponents after the conclusion of polls. “Given the acrimony, violence and booth capturing by the Trinamool Congress goons across the State, during the entire seven phases of elections, the BJP and the innocent people of West Bengal seriously apprehend widespread violence and reprisals against those who may have supported the BJP,” the memorandum said.The party hoped that the poll panel will strongly check the post-poll violence by the TMC, its leaders and goons. “All EVM strong-rooms should be guarded by Central Forces and the State forces should not be allowed to come close to them. We also request you that the central police force continues to be deployed in West Bengal until the conclusion of the electoral process and formal notifications of the constitution of the new Parliament,” the memorandum added.The leaders said BJP candidate Nilanjay Ray was attacked and his vehicle vandalised by the TMC. In the Kolkata Uttar seat, the party claimed that their candidate Rahul Sinha was heckled outside the polling booth. In Jadavpur, too, BJP candidate Anupam Hazra was heckled, the party claimed. national elections Election Commission of Indialast_img read more

Kerala CM takes dig at Congress MLAs on quitting spree

first_img Press Trust of India ThiruvananthapuramJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:42 IST Pinarayi Vijayan said the Congress leadership must be prepared to face the challenges. (Photo: PTI)With Congress lawmakers quitting and cosying up to BJP in various states, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took a dig at them, saying the grand old party was giving a helping hand in the saffron party’s membership drive.”In various states, the people’s representatives and leaders of the congress are joining the BJP. Congress has become a party engaged in increasing the membership of the BJP,” he said at a function.Apparently referring to the mass resignations in Congress in various states, including Karnataka and Goa, Vijayan asked whether a party like that “should remain an orphan without a leader” at a time when the country was going through a very difficult phase.Pinarayi Vijayan said the Congress leadership must be prepared to face the challenges.Not only during victories, but also during a crisis situation, there is a need to face it and give strong leadership, he said.The Chief Minister said the CPI(M) had for long been saying that those in the Congress cannot be trusted and none were sure when they would leave their party.There is no limit to the money being floated by the BJP, he said adding, Congressmen were like rats meekly following the pied piper.Meanwhile, KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran hit out at Vijayan, saying he should find immediate solutions to strengthen CPI(M) at the national and state levels after the drubbing the Left front received in the Lok Sabha polls, instead of interfering in Congress’ internal affairs.”Congress does not want Vijayan’s panecea for resurrecting the party,” he said.Vijayan had from the beginning thwarted Rahul Gandhi’s efforts to form a front of secular democratic forces against the BJP at the national level, Ramachandran said in a statement.Also Read | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesAlso Read | Karnataka crisis: Will face all issues on floor of House, says CM KumaraswamyAlso Watch | Kumaraswamy seeks floor test, says he govt has numbersFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Kerala CMFollow Pinarayi VijayanFollow Karnataka crisis Kerala CM takes dig at Congress MLAs on quitting spreeApparently referring to the mass resignations in Congress in various states, including Karnataka and Goa, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked whether a party like that “should remain an orphan without a leader” at a time when the country was going through a very difficult phase.advertisement Nextlast_img read more