Joe Pavelski gives brief update on contract talks; Jeremy Roenick chimes in on what Sharks should do

first_imgWith less than a month to go before the start of NHL free agency, Joe Pavelski on Tuesday said he remains confident he and the Sharks can reach an agreement on a new contract.“I am still optimistic, we have had a little bit of talks, so hopefully things keep moving forward and go from there,” Pavelski said. “Things can change in a hurry. The discussions are kind of going on right now and we’ll see how they work out. But definitely optimistic. Definitely love it there and we’ll see where it …last_img

Oscar lives Olympic 400m ‘dream’

first_imgThen, before turning in for the evening, he shared a last message: “That was simply one of the most amazing and special days of my life! Thank you for sharing in it with me! Till tomorrow’s Semi-Final.” 5 August 2012 After his race, the 25-year-old South African was swamped by reporters seeking a quick word about his becoming the first double-amputee to compete in the Olympics athletics competition, never mind the fact that he had made the semi-finals. Mokoena registered only two legal jumps in his six attempts, with the better of his two efforts being a first round jump of 7.93 metres. In round three, his mark was just 7.62m. ‘The most amazing experience’“It was the most amazing experience, the crowd was amazing. I saw the South African flag. Just the experience of being here is a dream come true.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Jade Close scored the decisive goal early in the match, beating goalkeeper Mariette Rix in the seventh minute. Best time of the seasonEven then, Pistorius recorded his best time of this season, a very respectable 45.44 seconds, with Luguelin Santos, the world junior champion, winning in 45.04. Later, he wrote on Twitter: “Thank you to everyone who has supported me. That was UNBELIEVABLE! Was so amazing to feel the energy from the crowd! Semi-final tomorrow! :)” Long jumpBeijing Olympic Games silver medallist Khotso Mokoena made it to the final of the long jump competition by leaping 8.02 metres in qualifying, but he was far from his best in the final on Saturday evening. HockeyThe South African women’s hockey teams suffered its third defeat in as many games, going down 1-0 to Australia. Previously they lost to world number two Argentina and world number three Germany. Marsha Marescia and company then took the game to the Aussies and created a good number of chances – more than the Australians managed – without finding the necessary finishes. British athlete Greg Rutherford delivered in front of his home support, capturing gold with a distance of 8.31 metres. Australia’s Mitchell Watt placed second and the USA’s Will Claye third. There were 25 gold medals up for grabs on “Super Saturday” at the London Olympic Games, and while British athletes gave home supporters what they wanted, delivering three gold medals, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius delighted people with his qualification for the semi-finals of the 400 metres. “I was so nervous this morning. Thanks to everyone for showing their support. I didn’t know whether to cry. I had a mixture of emotions,” said Pistorius. He was a long way out of the running early on, but pulled his way back into the reckoning with a strong third 100 metres, which allowed him to ease up near the end, certain of advancing as one of two automatic qualifiers from the heat. “The Blade Runner”, a double-amputee who was born without fibulas (bones between knee and ankle) in either leg, went off in the first of the seven heats. last_img read more

3 Great Light Blogging Tools Compared

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Once the service for those serious enough to pay for the privilege to post, TypePad recently released a free “Micro” service. The company made the decision to offer a free product realizing the demand for a platform more formal than Twitter and less formal than WordPress or Typepad’s original product. ReadWriteWeb compared TypePad’s Micro against 2 other leading light blogging tools. Below are our thoughts: TypePad Micro: In addition to being able to blog via email, iPhone app, “Blog It” bookmarklet and the general WYSIWYG dashboard, this tool also allows users to cross post to Twitter, Friendfeed and Facebook. My only complaint with TypePad is that there are only 2 design themes to choose from. For someone like me with very little design sense, it’s a long process to find something right. As well, if you’d like to add another blog or add new design themes you are required to pay for a monthly subscription service. Tumblr: This service offers users publishing via iPhone app, desktop widget, the Tumblr bookmarklet, text message, email, AIM and even via audio call-in. Tumblr’s theme gallery offers hundreds of options for design. Users can also add their posts to Facebook and Twitter via the free customization. Tumblr allows users to create more than one blog and add more than one contributor for free; however, all edits show up in the same dashboard in chronological order. This means you may have to dig to revise an older post. Posterous: Posterous is the original email publishing microblog. Users can email posts, publish them via the web editor or upload them from the PicPosterous iPhone app. The service allows users to set up auto posting to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress and Xanga. You can also choose to post to just one service in addition to your Posterous account by emailing [email protected] to specify Flickr or [email protected] to post to Twitter. Of the three services, Posterous offers an advantage in its ease-of-use and while it’s lacked design abilities in the past, the company recently launched themes and theme import from Tumblr. Other notable light blogging services include, Vox and Noovo. If we’ve missed your favorite service let us know in the comments below. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more