TOP Irish model Georgia Salpa certainly turned heads – when she dropped into a Donegal club to say hello to fans.The ex-girlfriend of Calum Best shocked the producers of a panto show earlier this month after pulling out at the last minute. And now we know why – she had a Christmas date at Ink in Letterkenny.“I love being here and I had a fantastic night,” she declared.She wasn’t however tempted by all the male talent on offer; she went back to her room at the Station House Hotel alone.The model upset dads everywhere she pulled out of The Sleeping Beauty in Dublin, a week before it was due to open. The model was due to play the part of Queen Kardashian in the production, and her decision to leave at the last minute left panto star Alan Hughes and his husband Karl Broderick, the show’s producer, non-too pleased.In a statement issued the couple said: “Her representative informed the producers that she feels she can no longer commit to the role. The producers have already been very accommodating to Georgia in her preparation for the role, that was specially written for her, and are angered at her sudden departure, which was beyond their control.”It is the second high profile event that the former girlfriend of Calum Best has withdrawn from. She was due to take part in the charity fundraiser From Catwalk to Kilimanjaro with fellow models in October, but pulled out at the 11th hour. Her place was taken by a journalist. MODEL GEORGIA TURNS HEADS AT DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB was last modified: December 24th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:georgia salp
Pet and Wildlife Rescue is holding an open house Saturday at its new home on Park Avenue East in Chatham.It’s an opportunity for the community to come out and look at the new facility that was planned and designed by the Friends of the New Animal Shelter group that also raised funds.The animal rescue – responsible for animal by-law enforcement in all wards in Chatham-Kent – began moving to its new location May 27, re-opening for business May 29.Operations have returned to normal, with normal hours resuming for animal surrenders, adoptions, and dog tag purchases.Saturday afternoon’s open house from noon to 4 p.m will feature face painting, photos, balloon animals, a barbecue, popcorn and cotton candy. The new facility is directly behind the former shelter at 405 Park Ave. E. in Chatham.
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterANTIGO — The Auburndale boys basketball team is in the sectional finals for the third-straight season after beating Crivitz 55-44 in a WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal Thursday night at Antigo High School.Auburndale (18-7) will get a rematch with Brillion (21-4) in the sectional final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Appleton East High School. Brillion handed the Apaches just their second loss of last season in a sectional final 47-42 a year ago, which was also played at Appleton East.Auburndale led 23-21 at halftime before Crivitz pulled ahead by four with a pair of 3-pointers to open the second half.The Apaches recovered, going on a 12-2 run to close the quarter and outscored Crivitz 20-15 in the fourth quarter by making 10 of 14 free throws down the stretch.Matt Nikolay scored 14 points and had seven steals, Josh VanSchoick added 14 points, and Alex Marth had 11 points for Auburndale.Crivitz ends its season with an 18-7 record.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Apaches 55, Wolverines 44Auburndale 15 8 12 20 – 55Crivitz 10 11 8 15 – 44AUBURNDALE (55): Jake Lewis 2 1-2 5, Matt Nikolay 4 5-6 14, Cooper Krings 1 2-2 4, Tyler Weber 2 0-0 4, Alex Marth 5 1-2 11, Matt Lang 1 1-2 3, Josh VanSchoick 6 2-2 14. FG: 21. FT: 12-16. 3-pointers: 1 (Nikolay 1). Record: 18-7.CRIVITZ (44): Statistics not provided. FG: 17. FT: 2-3. 3-pointers: 8. Record: 18-7.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… tim devaney and tom stein Tags:#How To#start#StartUp 101#tips LinkedIn employees get a 24-hour gym. Twitter workers get free laundry service. Googlers get Japanese toilets with a cool “rear-cleansing” function. How can your startup compete with that? It’s not easy.When tech giants such as Facebook give their workers six-figure packages and everything up to and including free leather repair (leather repair?), a salary in the low 80s isn’t going to land you any elite tech talent. But you can still reel in good people – if you’re generous with your equity.“Pinterest can hire, Square can hire, Dropbox can hire – these companies have a clear demand for their products and are becoming market leaders,” explains Naval Ravikant, founder of startup advice site Venture Hacks. “Every other company must now give up 10% to their first key employees.”Ouch.That’s a large piece to break off to someone who wasn’t there back when your company didn’t have two iPhones to rub together. But you don’t have a choice if you want top-flight people. Offer them a big chunk of equity, or they’ll go to a company that’s actually selling its products – and where half of 1% is more likely to one day be worth some real money.“You must treat early hires like late founders, or you won’t be able to hire until you get market traction,” Ravikant warns. “If a company has no clear evidence of customer demand and the founders own 30%, 40%, 50% apiece, and they want to offer their first employees half a percent, that’s ludicrous, because they don’t have anything yet of any great value. Potential employees, at least the good ones, aren’t interested. They’d rather start their own companies.”Which is now fairly easy to do. If you have a good idea, money is there for the taking. Need $25,000 for product development? No problem. Join an incubator. Need the next $100,000? Easy. Investors now follow incubators with automatic notes.“That means everyone and their brother who you would normally hire is now starting a company,” says Ravikant (who himself founded Epinions and Vast.com).You’d think entrepreneurs would get the message. But many are not. The industry clings to its old rules: VCs get about 30% of equity, founders get 60% and the entire employee pool gets maybe 10%. And a chair massage.Ravikant also runs AngelList, which pairs entrepreneurs with angel investors. The site just launched a recruiting service for startups, where it asks companies to state how much salary and equity they’re offering to employees – and Ravikant says he still sees a “huge disparity” in the range.“Some companies are offering $80,000 and 0.1%, and others are offering $80,000 and 10%. The pricing is all over the place. But when push comes to shove, the company offering 10% equity will absolutely get the better hire. Close the equity gap, and hiring will get a lot easier,” Ravikant suggests. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Raphael Guerrero of Portugal (left) celebrates with Ricardo Quaresma after scoring the only goal against Argentina. (AP Photo)’Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi’ got top billing at a packed Old Trafford but it was a lesser light who scored as Portugal scraped a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday.Raphael Guerreiro headed the winner in added time after a second half riddled with substitutions and missing the excitement factor provided by the game’s two biggest players who did not reappear after halftime.With Messi and Ronaldo on the field, Argentina showed what coach Gerardo Martino is looking for from his team, a quick-passing possession game with fast thrusts forward.They dominated the opening half-hour in which they could have scored at least twice, the first chance a shot from Angel Di Maria, playing at the home of his club Manchester United, that skimmed the outside of the post after he was set up by Messi.Argentina’s closest effort was in the 11th minute when Messi beat the offside trap to reach a through ball on the right and came in at a tight angle, his low shot from the edge of the six-yard box beating Beto but glancing off the post and back into play.As the half-hour approached, Messi crossed, Javier Pastore headed and Beto dived to save before Ronaldo raised the decibels in the stadium when he backheeled a neat pass to Bosingwa then raced into the box to take the right back’s cross but his shot after two dummies went over the bar.advertisementIt was the signal for Portugal to come out of their shell for the last 15 minutes of the half and put the Argentine defence under pressure but Martino’s side managed to play their way out of trouble.After a lukewarm start to the second half, Di Maria had a shot from outside the box saved by Beto before Carlos Tevez came on for Gonzalo Higuain to boos from fans of his former team Manchester United but he did not make an impact.The game failed to pick up its first half rhythm and quality, despite an end-to-end flow, thanks to the high number of substitutions as every player in the two squads appeared to be getting a chance to play.Portugal looked like they wanted it more towards the end and a lucky bounce set up Ricardo Quaresma to cross from the right and give substitute Raphael Guerreiro a free header for the only billing at the goal.
Lamar Jackson (Louisville): 6-1 odds (Last year’s Heisman winner)3,543 yards passing, 30 TDs, INTs – QBR: 148.821,571 yards rushing, 21 TDsJalen Hurts (Alabama): 9-1 odds2,780 yards passing, 23 TDs, 9 INTs – QBR: 139.12954 yards rushing, 13 TDsJ.T. Barrett (Ohio State): 9-1 odds2,555 yards passing, 24 TDs, 7 INTs – QBR: 135.31845 yards rushing, 9 TDsJake Browning (Washington): 12-1 odds3,430 yards passing, 43 TDs, 9 INTs – QBR: 167.5245 yards rushing, 4 TDsDeondre Francois (Florida State): 14-1 odds3,350 yards, 20 TDs, 7 INTs – QBR: 142.10196 yards rushing, 5 TDsBaker Mayfield (Oklahoma): odds N/A3,965 yards, 40 TDs, 8 INTs – QBR: 196.38 (led NCAA)177 yards rushing, 6 TDsRudolph has a couple of things going for him. First off, he may have the best receiving corps in the nation. The Cowboys have probably 5-6 receivers that could probably be the No. 1 option on several teams.“It’s great,” said Rudolph on the problem of spreading the ball around. “It makes my job a lot easier with what we’ve got. It’s going to be a fun summer and a fun fall camp with so many targets out there. It’s on my shoulders to make sure I distribute the ball to all of them.”The importance of an actual running game cannot be overstated. We’ve seen in the past how defenses can key in on a one-dimensional OSU passing attack. With Justice Hill and an improving offensive line to keep them honest, the offense could open up even more.Numbers are important but they’re only part of the equation. Team success plays a massive role, as well. And if the Cowboys can come close to living up to their expected potential, it will be because of Mason Rudolph.Here’s a look the last four quarterbacks to win the Heisman and their team’s success that helped earn the award.Lamar Jackson (Louisville): 6-1 odds (Last year’s Heisman winner)3,543 yards passing, 30 TDs, INTs – QBR: 148.821,571 yards rushing, 21 TDsRecord: 9-4Rank: No. 21 in Final AP PollMarcus Mariota (2014 Heisman winner)4,454 yards passing, 42 TDs 4 INTs – QBR: 181.75770 yards rushing, 15 TDsRecord: 13-2Ranked: No. 2 in Final AP PollJameis Winston (2013 Heisman winner)4,050 yards passing, 40 TDs, 10 INTs – QBR: 184.80219 yards rushing, 4 TDsRecord: 14-0Ranked: No. 1 in Final AP Poll (National Champion)Johnn Manziel (2012 Heisman winner)3,706 yards passing, 29 TDs, 9 INTs – QBR: 155.301,410 yards rushing, 21 TDsRecord: 11-2Ranked: No. 5 in Final AP PollThe award is given out before bowl season but one thing all these quarterbacks shared was that team success. Aside from Jackson, the last five Heisman winners’ teams have finished in the top 5 nationally. Is Mason Rudolph going to have that on his resume? He’ll likely need it to earn an invite to New York.To get to that point, Rudolph and his Cowboys will likely have to beat Oklahoma twice. With the new format for determining the Big 12’s champion, the top two teams will take part in a rematch at the end of the season. Insert 13th data point. Subtract common sense.Can Rudolph win the Heisman?It will take an historic season from him, which seems reasonable. It will also take Oklahoma State exorcising their Sooner demons. If both can be accomplished and OSU finds itself atop the Big 12, Rudolph will have a chance. Last week, OSU’s athletic department sent out a cryptic tweet with a not so cryptic message. Mason Rudolph is the key. He’s the driving force to Oklahoma State’s offense and its team’s success.And he’s the No. 1 reason for optimism heading into 2017.“I think his success over a three-year period and his numbers kind of speak for themselves,” said Mike Gundy following OSU’s spring game. “He’s winning. He’s a great leader. We’re always a little tentative about that because I don’t want to put pressure on him, but I think it’s fair play that he’s earned that.”Gundy is right. Rudolph is winning; and at a pretty high clip. In his two years and some change, Rudolph is 22-6 as a starter. He’s beaten every Big 12 opponent except for Baylor and will get one more crack at them this fall.He’s the face of a perennial 10-win program but somehow the best-kept secret among Heisman candidates.Is this the year for Rudolph to finally shine?How plausible is Rudolph’s Heisman candidacy?The Heisman trophy is given to “the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity … ” As of late, it’s become a QB-dominated award. The last 20 have gone to 14 quarterbacks, five running backs and one cornerback/punt returner (Charles Woodson). If we go last 15, it’s even more lopsided, with 12 of the winners coming from behind center.So, based on what recent history has told us and in an effort to compare apples to apples, let’s take a look at the seven QBs that currently have better odds (according to Bovada) to win than Rudolph.Baker Mayfield was excluded from Bovada’s odds but is included in this list since he will certainly be near the top once his disciplinary situation is revealed and because I don’t expect him to miss much time, if any.Here are Rudolph’s numbers from last year, followed by the seven other QBs ahead of him in the odds.Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State): 16-1 odds4,091 yards passing, 28 TDs, 4 INTs – QBR: 158.9461 yards rushing, 6 TDsThe FieldSam Darnold (USC): 5-1 odds3,086 yards passing 31 TDs, 9 INTs – QBR: 161.07250 yards rushing, 2 TDs While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Expectations for the 2017 season are arguably the highest they’ve ever been in the program’s history.With Mason Rudolph and James Washington leading the charge, it’s Big 12 title or bust for the Cowboys, who ended the 2016 season with a shellacking of Colorado in the Alamo Bowl.If you aren’t already fired up about what this season might bring, this hype video should be exactly what you need to help bridge the 21 days between now and the start of football season.Oklahoma State Football Hype Video 2017-2018 pic.twitter.com/E9awQcrxN7— Old Row Sports (@OldRowSports) August 11, 2017AdChoices广告
World Cup Sources: Tab Ramos to work as World Cup analyst for Telemundo Ives Galarcep @Soccerbyives 06:27 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alex Morton World Cup The former U.S. national team standout and current U.S. Under-20 coach will be part of the Spanish-language network’s coverage The U.S. national team won’t be at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but you can add another American with World Cup experience to the list of those who will be in attendance.Tab Ramos has been hired to serve as a guest analyst on Telemundo during the World Cup this summer, multiple sources confirmed to Goal on Thursday. The formal announcement of Ramos’s hiring is expected to be made in the coming weeks.A member of the 1990, 1994 and 1998 U.S. World Cup teams, Ramos will be providing Spanish-language analysis during the World Cup’s group stages, joining a Telemundo broadcast team that will also include legendary announcer Andres Cantor. Telemundo holds the Spanish-language broadcast rights in the United States for the World Cup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Currently serving as the youth technical director for the U.S. men’s national team program, and the Under-20 coach, Ramos most recently organized a youth national team summit in January, convening more than 150 top U.S. prospects.Ramos is also considered a candidate for the U.S. national team coaching vacancy, a position that isn’t expected to be filled until at least the summer.Ramos was initially approached about taking on the caretaker role currently being held by Dave Sarachan, but chose instead to focus on continuing his work as youth technical director while the process to hire the full-time U.S. coach plays out.Newly elected U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro is in the process of putting together a technical committee to hire the general manager who will ultimately be in charge of hiring the new U.S. coach. Ramos is considered one of the leading American candidates for the manager position.
Manchester City Guardiola lauds ‘clinical’ Man City after brushing Arsenal aside again Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 07:24 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Guardiola Arsenal v Manchester City Arsenal Premier League Arsène Wenger First-half goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane pushed the Premier League leaders a step closer to the title Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s mental strength after they recorded a second successive 3-0 win over Arsenal in the space of five days.Having beaten the same opponents at the weekend to lift the Carabao Cup, City moved a step closer to clinching the Premier League title with a clinical performance at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane scored in the first half as the runaway leaders restored their 16-point cushion over nearest rivals Manchester United in the table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Guardiola’s squad now need to win just five of their remaining 10 games to be crowned champions after what their manager described as an “amazing result” on the road.”Mentally we were strong. We were clinical. We scored three outstanding goals,” the Spaniard told BBC Sport.”After that it was not easy — the first 15 minutes of the second half we were poor. Still, it’s an amazing result for us.”We are out of the FA Cup and we have won the League Cup. Now it’s just two competitions, and you fight for one of them for 10 months. “These are the last steps to be champions; you keep going until the end. We have to win five games. We don’t think too much — now we play Chelsea. “Hopefully we have the desire to win, to be the best team in England. We forget that we are tired.”
Transfers What else should I have done? Dembele defends Dortmund strike Dom Farrell 19:13 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Borussia Dortmund Primera División Bundesliga Ousmane Dembélé The France international winger says he could not stand to see his dream potentially go up in dust Ousmane Dembele has defended his decision to go on strike in a bid to force through a mega-money move from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona.France winger Dembele completed a €105 million switch to Barca after refusing to train during his final days with the Bundesliga club.The 20-year-old’s actions drew widespread criticism but, back in Ernesto Valverde’s first-team plans and attempting to salvage an injury-plagued debut season at Camp Nou, Dembele asked critics to put themselves in his shoes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “What else should I have done? If Barcelona cancelled their interest for the second time that would have been impossible for me,” he told Onze Mondial, referencing Barcelona’s initial interest during his breakthrough campaign at Rennes.”I’d like to know how the people who criticise me would have behaved if they had been in my position.”I had the impression that I would miss the fulfilment of my dream, which is why I behaved like that. That’s what I stand for.”Dembele made his seventh La Liga appearance on Thursday when he came off the bench for the last 15 minutes of Barcelona’s 1-1 draw at Las Palmas.Much of his first season in Spain has been troubled by a hamstring injury, which saw him miss almost the entire calendar until Christmas. Thereafter, he suffered a further muscular injury that prevented him playing for a month, and it is from that problem that he is currently being eased back into regular action.