Humboldt State football set for homecoming night showdown against Azusa Pacific

first_imgArcata >> The last time Humboldt State and Azusa Pacific were on the same field together, it ended in the Jacks making a statement to the rest of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.This time around, the Jacks are looking to bounce back after a loss for the first time in 2017.Homecoming night at the Redwood Bowl has all the makings of an absolute doozy, as 25th-ranked Humboldt State and Azusa Pacific square off for the second time this season, with the Jacks looking to start the second …last_img

Seesmic Look: Bringing Twitter to the Mainstream

first_imgSeesmic just announced the launch of Seesmic Look at an event in New York City. Seesmic Look, which is a Windows-only product, is anything but your standard Twitter client. Seesmic Looks is targeted at mainstream users who would normally be intimidated by the complexity of standard Twitter clients like Seesmic or TweetDeck. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Not for Power UsersIt’s important to note that Seesmic is intentionally not targeting power users with this application. This does not mean that the app isn’t also a fully featured Twitter client. Users don’t need a Twitter account to browse through Seesmic Look’s channels. If they do sign in, however, they can browse their inbox (direct messages and @replies) and their personal Twitter stream. The app also supports lists, and Twitter search and trends are prominently featured in the user interface. For now, new users can’t set up a new Twitter account in the application, but Seesmic is working together with Twitter to make this possible in a future version.Seesmic Look for BrandsIn addition to the Seesmic-curated channels, Seesmic Looks will also give brands the option to showcase their Twitter accounts in branded channels. Among the eight launch partners Seesmic announced today are Red Bull, the Huffington Post, Kodak, CNN Money and Ford. Le Meur told us that these companies are currently getting free exposure during the launch phase. Seesmic plans to charge monthly fees for these channels in a few month. Brands will also be able to create their own themes and distribute branded versions of Seesmic Look in the future. For Seesmic, this represents an obvious opportunity to create a revenue channel. To get these brands into the app, Twitter has partnered with Microsoft, which was responsible for bringing roughly half of today’s launch partners to Seesmic. Related Posts Tags:#news#NYT#Product Reviews#twitter#web frederic lardinois Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification As Seesmic’s founder and CEO Loic Le Meur told us yesterday, there hasn’t really been a lot of innovation in the Twitter ecosystem when it comes to Twitter clients. Seesmic Look is squarely aimed at mainstream users. Instead of giving users lots of options, it tries to keep things simple. Users, for example, don’t have to decide which users they want to follow. Instead, Seesmic has created an interactive experience that is more like browsing TV channels than using a traditional Twitter client. Seesmic Look offers a curated list of Twitter accounts that are organized by interests like news, sports or celebrities.These curated channels are hosted on Seesmic’s servers and Seesmic plans to regularly update these listsSeesmic collaborated with Microsoft on this product and conducted extensive usability testing to make sure that the software is easy to use. The application was optimized for Windows 7 but will work on any modern Windows operating system.Emphasis on Design and UsabilitySeesmic clearly devoted a lot of time to getting the design of the app right and the screenshots don’t really do it justice. Depending on the mode (timeline or playback), tweets fade in and out and scroll across the screen, for example. The background of the app changes continuously and matches the Twitter background of the user or brand you are looking at. Seesmic also supplies two built-in themes: one light and one dark theme. More themes will follow in the future. As Le Meur told us, Twitter itself is also quite excited about the prospects of this app and has given it its official seal of approval.This is definitely an interesting strategy for Seesmic. Brands obviously want to use Twitter to connect to mainstream users. For a lot of new users, however, understanding Twitter is simply too complicated. Twitter has always struggled to convert new users into regular users, which explains why the company would be so interested in supporting this project.In our discussion yesterday, Le Meur acknowledges that the current crop of Twitter tools isn’t doing a good job at making Twitter easier for this group of users. Seesmic Look is easy enough to use for mainstream users and – if successful – could herald the arrival of a new crop of Twitter clients that are exclusively aimed at making Twitter easier and more fun to use. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Include Punjab in flood situation assessment, says Amarinder Singh

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has demanded the immediate inclusion of his State among those identified for on-the-spot assessment of flood situation by an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT).The Centre has listed 11 States that the IMCT will assess for flood damage, but Punjab does not find mention in it even though it has witnessed large-scale flooding in many areas following unprecedented rain, read an official statement.The Chief Minister expressed surprise over Punjab’s non-inclusion and has urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to immediately rectify the situation.“Surprised on the exclusion of Punjab from the list of States to be visited by the Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess losses in flood-affected areas in different States. Request HM @AmitShah ji to direct the Central Team to visit Punjab to assess the huge losses [sic.] ,” Capt. Amarinder tweeted.The IMCT was constituted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in pursuance of a decision taken at a high- level committee meeting on August 19. The committee had decided to break away from the past practice of waiting for the affected State to submit a memorandum seeking central assessment.The IMCT has been mandated to visit the flood-affected States of Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala, for making final recommendations to the Central government for allocation of flood assistance to the flood-ravaged States, according to the statement.Capt. Amarinder pointed out that he had already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek a special flood relief package of ₹1,000 crore to address losses resulting from floods in Punjab. As per initial calculations, it is estimated that the State has suffered damage worth ₹1,700 crore due to the floods.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2011: Buying tickets from touts will not work here

first_imgIt’s a pleasant 20-minute walk from the Southfields tube station to the hallowed precincts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club where The Championships are held.The lucky ones with accreditation badges or VIP passes and genuine tickets know they will get into the arena. But it is those without tickets and attempting to buy from roadside illegal sellers who face disappointment.Thursday was sunny for most part and there were touts whispering “tickets, tickets?” as people walked by. One of the gullible fans fell for the bait and after exchange of money in an alley walked down the long queue hoping to enter the arena.But by then, the private security on the road had already taken note of the illegal sale of tickets as was witnessed by this correspondent. The fan had not realised that even though there was no closed circuit camera, a private security man had seen it all happen. Dressed in a blue uniform, in no time the tall and black security man whispered over a small microphone to the entrance gate that a person with an illegally purchased ticket was on his way.A Wimbledon fanSadly, despite spending a huge sum, the genuine fan was in for disappointment as he was told that a ticket purchased illegally was invalid.This is one of the best parts about Wimbledon, where security is not obtrusive and at the same time works so well. If you compare it with the chaos at Ferozeshah Kotla, where people buy tickets for an ODI in black and still get away. And so do the touts.advertisementOver the years, security has become a big responsibility for the Wimbledon organisers. And that is why the campers who used to pitch tents on the pavement and virtually lived there over the fortnight have now been moved away to a huge park now.They now camp, cook, read and eat, even if they are unable to get tickets for one day of The Championships.However, the message is short cuts for ticket purchase won’t work here.Once inside the huge complex, not all can enter the show courts.With a giant screen outside Court 1, the attraction over the years, tennis fans laze on the grassy hill next to it and catch the action. It’s almost like a picnic atmosphere.Beer, wine prims and snacks are consumed liberally. In the Pete Sampras era, British fans would patiently wait to catch action of Tim Henman.It was then called Henman Hill, though some cheekily referred to it as Henman Hell as he never won the title. As Britain waits patiently for a men’s singles champion after Fred Perry since 1936, now fans hope Andy Murray can pull it off.last_img read more

Sethu FC routs Baroda FA in IWL qualifying event

first_imgChennai, Nov 25 (PTI) Tamil Nadus Sethu Football Club began its campaign in the Group “A” of Indian Womens League qualifying tournament, with a 16-0 rout of Baroda FA at Kolhapur today.The Madurai-based team led 8-0 at half-time and pumped in eight more in the second half, a press release said.Striker R Sumithra netted six goals, including a hat-trick, Velanie Fernandes scored three, Puja Karmakar and M Nandhini scored two each while Laura Estibeiro, Manisha and A Karthika also found the net.”This is a great start for our team and we hope to carry the momentum into our next game,” coach Kalpana Dass said.”Its exciting to have scored six (goals),” said Sumithra, who hails from Thiruvarur and has turned out for the state in the national championships.”We have been working methodically at practice. Our aim is to qualify,” she added.Sethu FC next plays J&K State Sports Council�on November 27 in what is now a five-team group following the withdrawal of Capital Complex Sporting Club. PTI SS BNlast_img read more

Not surprised Real Madrid are missing Cristiano Ronaldo so much: Lionel Messi

first_imgBarcelona and Argentina great Lionel Messi has said it’s natural that any football club will be affected if it loses a player like Cristiano Ronaldo while maintaining that he isn’t surprised Real Madrid have felt his absence in the ongoing La Liga season.Messi’s comments come at a time when Real Madrid, who finished third last season, are reeling at the fourth spot with 29 points, eight behind Barcelona despite having a game in hand over the league leaders.Äfter spending nearly a decade with the La Liga giants, Ronaldo signed for Juventus ahead of the ongoing season. While the Portuguese superstar has found success in Turin, Real are certainly feeling the absence of their record goal scorer in the ongoing season.While leaders Barcelona have topped the scoring charts with 48 goals, Real have only managed 24 as the league nears the halfway mark of the season.”At the beginning of the season I said they are a great club, one of the best in the world and with a lot of great players, but anyone would miss Cristiano. He scores a lot of goals and gives you many other things so it doesn’t surprise me,” Messi told Marca.This is not the first time Messi has opened up about Ronaldo’s departure from Madrid as the Barcelona superstar had said he was surprised by his arch-rivals’ move to Turin.”I was surprised by his decision, I did not think he would go from Madrid nor that he would go to Juventus. There were so many teams and I heard less about Juve but it is a very good team,” Messi had said.advertisementRivalry with Ronaldo was beautiful: MessiMessi also insisted that his rivalry with Ronaldo during the latter’s time in La Liga “healthy” and “beautiful” to the spectators.Ronaldo’s move from Manchester United to Real in 2009 gave rise to one of the most-talked-about rivalries in modern football as the former Red Devils star and Messi as they became the major attractions in La Liga.While Ronaldo won two league title and four Champions League crowns during his time with Real, Messi led Barcelona to six league titles and helped the Catalan club clinch European glory four times. The two established a Ballon d’Or duopoly between 2008 and 2017, winning the coveted award five times each.”The rivalry with Cristiano was very healthy and very beautiful for the spectators.”Also Read | India 23-man squad for 2019 AFC Asian Cup announcedAlso Read | Mentally lacking confidence in defence: Guardiola after 2nd straight Manchester City losslast_img read more

Tropical Storm Watch in Effect for Jamaica

first_imgThe Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been advised by The Meteorological Service that a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jamaica as Tropical Storm Chantal moves westward and could pass close to the island’s eastern coastline.The ODPEM is advising that the storm could possibly impact the eastern sections of the island if it shifts from track. Jamaica could begin feeling effects of Tropical Storm Chantal as early as tonight as the system passes in the vicinity of the island either as a tropical wave of tropical cyclone.The main threat at this time is for outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms to develop over the island, starting with eastern parishes, during the course of the night and into Thursday. Periods of strong, gusty winds are also possible in thunderstorms.The public is advised to continue monitoring the radio for further advisories and to avoid areas that are at risk from flooding and landslides. Also take the following precautions in the event of heavy rains and flooding:Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas. Decide on likely evacuation routes now.[Press Release: Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)last_img read more

Eastern Canada braces for more flooding as forecast calls for rain

first_imgMONTREAL — Communities across much of Eastern Canada are bracing for more flooding today, with rain in the forecast from central Ontario to northern New Brunswick.Officials in Quebec are keeping a close eye on a hydroelectric dam west that’s at risk of failing, while Ottawa’s mayor has declared an emergency and part of the Trans-Canada Highway has been closed in New Brunswick.The Chute-Bell dam west of Montreal has reached “millennial” water levels, meaning a flood that happens once every 1,000 years, but Hydro-Quebec says it’s confident the structure is solid.Simon Racicot, the utility’s director of production and maintenance, told reporters yesterday that “we are entering into an unknown zone right now — completely unknown.”Meantime, Ottawa has joined several smaller Ontario communities in declaring a state of emergency, with Mayor Jim Watson requesting help from the Canadian Forces.Farther east, New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation said the Trans-Canada Highway was fully closed from Oromocto to River Glade, and could remain closed for several days.And there’s not much relief in sight, with Environment Canada predicting rain for a large swath of Eastern Canada, from Georgian Bay to the Gaspe Peninsula.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Lonnie Ali To Be Honored At Celebrity Fight Night In Italy

first_imgCelebrity Fight Night has announced that Lonnie Ali, wife of the late Muhammad Ali, will be honored at the third annual “Celebrity Fight Night in Italy” with Andrea Bocelli, which will take place September 7-13.The 7-day excursion will take philanthropic donors and special guests through Florence, Lajatico and Venice where they will be treated to the very best arts, entertainment and culture in the region. Funds raised benefit both the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Celebrity Fight Night, a star-studded annual charity event, has raised $123 million for many charities throughout its 22-year history, most significantly for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ.More than 100 philanthropists will travel to Italy to participate in the “benefit trip” where Italian designer Stefano Ricci will help kick off the festivities in Florence on September 8. Stefano Ricci will guide guests through the Basilica di Santa Croce, also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories, where Italian greats such as Michelangelo and Galileo were laid to rest. After exploring the Cappella dei Pazzi, the evening will conclude in the Cloister of the Basilica with dinner and music, led by Andrea Bocelli.The following afternoon, guests will depart Florence on a scenic drive through Tuscany to Lajatico, the birthplace of Andrea Bocelli, where Andrea and Veronica Bocelli will welcome everyone for an unforgettable night. The evening will include aperitifs at the magnificent Teatro del Silenzio, a gourmet dinner, and memorable entertainment by Grammy Award-winning artists, David Foster, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Peter Cetera, Colbie Caillatand Bocelli himself. Additional guests expected to attend include Larry King, Evander Holyfield, Freida Pinto, Melissa Peterman, and more. The next day, everyone will board a privately chartered train to Venice for an exciting day of exploration in one of the world’s most romantic cities. Lunch will be served at the stunning Palazzo Pisani Moretta, situated on the Grand Canal. After lunch, guests will enjoy a gondola ride to St. Mark’s Square for an aperitif on the Grand Canal, before returning to Florence.The pinnacle of this seven day experience is the featured gala on September 11, where guests will walk the red carpet in the historical Salone dei Cinquecento at the Palazzo Vecchio. This massive Romanesque fortress-palace is one of the most impressive town halls in all of Tuscany; and it will again open exceptionally to host the gala. Andrea Bocelli, along with the extraordinary Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the direction of the great Maestro Zubin Mehta, will headline the evening. Lonnie Ali will be honored onstage for her incredible philanthropic achievements, having been a part of Celebrity Fight Night along with her late husband, Muhammad Ali, for nearly two decades.The event concludes with a special evening in the heart of Florence, starting at the Palazzo Spini Feroni, home to the Global Flagship Headquarters of Salvatore Ferragamo and the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. The Ferragamo family themselves will welcome guests with a cocktail and a visit to the museum and the shop. From there, guests will be led to the nearby Palazzo Corsini for a night of dining and dancing.The seven day experience is sponsored by Stefano Ricci, GVM La Civiltà del Marmo, Peak6 Best Marble, Ermanno Scervino, Falconeri, Fratelli Piccini Firenze, Mikimoto, Jeep, Fregoli Luxury Bags, Salotti del Gusto, Excellence Magazine, and Euro-Toques.For more information, visit www.celebrityfightnight.org.last_img read more