Precisely one other school in Kansas gets to promote a state football game this year…People, listen: There’s a football game on Saturday. In Topeka. And it is far and away the biggest, most important, most epic game in Shawnee Mission East — nay, in Prairie Village, history.Register to continue
Here’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to the BS3.ORDER OF EVENTS10:00am – Coffee Shop & Bristol Sport store open10:00am – Sports Bar Open10:00am – Matchday ticket office open12:00pm – Fan Village Open1:30pm – Turnstiles open2:30pm – Team announcements3:00pm – Kick-off4:50pm – Bristol Bears Women kick offSTADIUMThe Dolman Stand and South Stand are open for the men’s match, with the Lower Lansdown stand available and open for both the men’s and the women’s matches. The Atyeo and upper Lansdown stands are both closed.TICKETSTickets are still available for the Bristol Bears double header, with pay on the day also available.Bristol Sport Ticketing phone lines will be open from 10am – 1pm on matchday.BUY DOUBLE HEADER TICKETSPROGRAMMESBristol Bears interactive matchday programmes, which can be activated using the official club mobile app, are available from each of the concession stands inside the stadium.Premiership fan radios are also available from the Bristol Sport Store, costing £10.FOOD & DRINKSupporters can enjoy a revamped matchday experience at Ashton Gate this season, with a number of new additions to the stadium’s offering. Bars outside in fan village, plus beer caddiesNew food and beverage offerings in concourseLive bands and DJ pre and post-gameLaunch of new branded sports bar and clubhouseTwo pint plastic cups return to Ashton GateFind out more about our revamped matchday experience by clicking here.FAN VILLAGEThe Ashton Gate Fan Village opens at 12pm and fans will see the band The Three Pieces live between 1:45pm – 2:45pm as well as being able to experience many food and drinks concessions, including Mexican food, an Ale Bar, Fish & Chips, Tap & Hammer Bar, a Hog Roast, a Prosecco bar and Creperie.Toilets for the fan village are situated in the South Stand.CLUBHOUSE AND NEWLY BRANDED SPORTS BARThe clubhouse and newly branded sports bar will be open for supporters after full-time, with live music and Q&As with players and coaches at 5.30pm.REWARDSThe Bristol Sport Rewards scheme, delivering Rewards cash to be redeemed across merchandise at the stadium, is set to be rolled out ahead of the 2018/19 season.Rewards will be available to Season Card holders, Members and annual hospitality holders, offering Rewards cash to supporters, which can be spent exclusively on merchandise both online and in the Bristol Sport Store.Supporters can earn between 2% and 5% Rewards cash for each additional home game ticket purchased, as well as for any merchandise bought online or in store (10% Rewards cash for season card holders and 5% for members).Ashton Gate discounts for Season Card holders (10%) and Members (5%) remain in place in the concourses and concessions, but don’t forget, season and membership cards will need to be scanned at point of sale in order to claim the discount.GETTING HERESupporters are urged to get to the Gate early, and information regarding travel can be found here.MATCH SPONSOR – WSSI
(THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is overhauling how Canada assesses big energy projects in a bid to ensure new projects can get built without the government having to buy them to make that happen.The Liberal’s Impact Assessment Act passed second reading in the Senate last week but is widely expected to be amended when it goes before a Senate committee in the new year.The bill is one of a long list of sore points between the Trudeau Liberals and Canada’s oil patch, with several oil industry representatives and the Alberta government arguing the bill will set up regulatory hurdles that will prevent any new energy projects from being built.- Advertisement -Trudeau says he’s open to amending the bill to give the private sector the kind of certainty it craves in order to invest in new projects in Canada because Ottawa should not have to pass a new law or buy a pipeline in order to get things built.However, he won’t say whether he is prepared to say no to expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline if the court-ordered redo of the environment and Indigenous consultations comes back warning that the project does more harm than good.Getting the Trans Mountain pipeline expanded is a major weak point for Trudeau’s re-election bid and his assertion that Canada can develop its resources responsibly without harming the environment.Advertisement
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.
By John KemmeterMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield High School girls basketball team edged Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game at Marshfield on Dec. 13.Marshfield went into halftime with a 23-22 lead, and then outscored Rapids 25-22 in the second half to secure a 48-44 win.Alli Martin of Wisconsin Rapids fights for the ball during the conference game against Marshfield on Dec. 13. City Times staff photo.
One of the recurring conversations I had during the first day of the HR Technology Conference revolved around using these tools to solve business problems. The issue with that, says Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer at Brandon Hall Group, is that “HR is a buffet of broken processes.” Applying technology to a misaligned strategy, poor tool selection, or inefficient process isn’t going to magically solve anyone’s problems—in fact, it’s just as likely to exacerbate the problem instead.When we recently did research on talent management systems, more than 1 in 4 companies was actively considering switching to a new system or provider. Consider for a moment how many of those companies might actually have the right solution, but they don’t have the right processes in place to support it. Or the opposite could very well be true: the company doesn’t have the right processes or technology in place and needs to make a change to one or both.So do I think HR technology is a worthwhile investment in terms of time and money? Certainly! But implementing a new tool can’t be done in a vacuum. The decisions we make as a business impact the decisions we have to make as HR leaders, and vice versa.HR needs to make sure it has its house in order process-wise before anything else. In the long run, that will lead to greater satisfaction, efficiency, and effectiveness with the selected tools. HR technology can’t fix HR, but we can. Here are a few questions to consider as you think through how this might affect your organization:· What problems are we facing that can’t be solved by HR technology?· What problems are we facing that can be solved by HR technology?· What process issues are we aware of but haven’t yet fixed?· What process issues impact our business that we haven’t yet identified?At the end of the day, this is bigger than what we can cover in a single blog post. The key takeaway is to see HR technology solutions for what they are—tools to make existing processes better. If your current process is broken, expect frustrations and dissatisfaction when it comes to your technology.What are your thoughts? Can HR technology solve some of the key problems HR faces? If so, how?
Publishing their papers in journals, such as these lining a library’s shelves, is still the goal of most biologists, but more and more are depositing early versions, or preprints, in online repositories. A plan to create a new repository for biomedical and biology preprints has earned the endorsement of nearly a dozen major science funders, including government agencies, major foundations, and research charities. But it also has sparked a debate about whether an existing preprint repository, bioRxiv.org, should be the natural home for such material.Although it has no confirmed funding for the effort, the nonprofit group ASAPbio today announced a request for applications to build what it calls a “Central Service” for preprints (papers that have not yet been accepted by a journal or undergone peer review). Together with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the European Research Council, the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Wellcome Trust research charities, and other science funders, ASAPbio released a consensus set of principles and requirements for the proposed repository. For example, the repository must have a scientist-led independent governing board, the groups say, and be free for those submitting and reading preprints. Jessica Polka, director of ASAPbio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, says that last suggestion could ultimately be the decision if bioRxiv’s founders respond to the call for applications. “bioRxiv is providing a great service to the scientific community,” she wrote in an email to ScienceInsider. “bioRxiv could either respond individually or as part of a consortium to potentially become the central service.”One goal of the new repository is to have preprints in a more easily read, and searchable, format than the typical PDF submitted to bioRxiv.org and its competitors. Polka envisions creating a software program that would convert standard word-processing program files into more computer-friendly online content. That’s a laudable plan, if a recent twitter survey is any indication. Two-thirds of the 266 respondents said they wanted bioRxiv.org preprints in a non-PDF format more easily readable on a phone. No need for this: we have bioRxiv. Discovery is easy. It’s on bioRxiv. https://t.co/70e2OJMMZD— Nick Loman (@pathogenomenick) February 13, 2017 Sergei25/shutterstock The Central Service is meant to be an aggregator from the different preprint sites that have arisen over the past few years. For example, some biology preprints get submitted to arXiv.org, the long-established site that caters more to the physical sciences, whereas others go to sites such as PeerJ. 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Do you want BioRxiv articles to be available in formats beside PDF (eg HTML) to make them readable on a phone?— Torsten Seemann (@torstenseemann) February 12, 2017 Totally agree. Not sure why we’re discussing the creation of a central preprint repository when we already have one. https://t.co/o9GLdrKIfb— Daniel MacArthur (@dgmacarthur) February 13, 2017 There is no need to reinvent wheel. BioRxiv exists…and *fully* and *completely* meets needs of field. @pathogenomenick @NatureNews— Richard H. Ebright (@R_H_Ebright) February 13, 2017 Debate erupts over plan to create another online destination for biology preprints we should just put our resources behind @biorxivpreprint and hit the ground running https://t.co/RIWVfivzNo— Alexander Arguello (@NeuroMinded) February 13, 2017 By John TravisFeb. 13, 2017 , 4:45 PM
There schedule may be chock-a-block but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni does not believe fatigue will be a real factor for Indian players who are to play South Africa in a one-off T20 match followed by the seven-week long upcoming IPL.Dhoni says he and his team-mates are “happy” to have travelled to South Africa even though it is for a one-off match, and coming after their failure to make the Asia Cup final and the disastrous tour of Australia.”All happy. I don’t think fatigue will be a real factor. We all enjoy playing the IPL…that’s one format where you are not representing your country, and the span of the tournament is slightly longer so you play quite a few games.”It’s a different exposure. I always felt the platform was good for youngsters because they get to play with some of the best international cricketers. It helps you get a bit fitter also,” Dhoni said after he arrived here with his team for the match, scheduled to be held on Friday.Dhoni lauded South Africa for their hospitality and the ability to make visiting teams feel comfortable.”In South Africa the sports are managed really well. When a team comes everything is in place and in order. In the same way, when it comes to India, the management, the airlines and the hotels, they go out of their way to make the players comfortable.”
Mike Gundy was the last of the Oklahoma State interviews we did this week at Big 12 Media Days, and he was as relaxed and laid back as I’ve ever seen him. Gundy fielded questions for nearly two hours from media members about all manner of things.We got in a little late — because the initial scrum was overwhelming — and Gundy chatted about how much fun he has being the coach of Oklahoma State and what kind of opportunity Bob Stoops retiring presents Oklahoma State. He also talked about his marketing research.AdChoices广告In video No. 2 he talks Barry Melrose, discusses backup QBs and cowboy backs.In the final video Gundy talks Dana Holgorsen, why he won’t coach forever, what makes Kasey Dunn great and comments on the bingo card we made for him. 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.
Oklahoma State hosted a number of top-flight talents on campus both for unofficial visits and for the final mini-camp of the summer over the weekend.We gave a general overview of the names to expect both on Saturday and Sunday, but let’s face it: You want to know who the big dogs on campus were.Here are the five biggest names who made their way to Stillwater this weekend.Isaiah Spiller — Running backKlein Collins tailback Isaiah Spiller visited OSU on Saturday before making his way to Norman for the Sooners’ blowout barbecue event, and he might have been the biggest name in the 2019 class on campus.Spiller has already been offered by OSU, so his visit was little more than a trip for him to view the facilities and meet with coaches. He’s the son of former Texas A&M tight end Fred Spiller, but it’s no less important that he made the haul to Stillwater.In addition to OSU, Texas A&M, Oregon, Oregon, TCU, Baylor, Houston and others have already extended offers.Dax Hill — SafetyDax, the younger brother of Justice Hill, has also been on OSU’s radar for quite some time. The Booker T. Washington product wowed with his Odell Beckham like talents and validated his evaluation as one of the elite players in the 2019 class.“I had a real good day and I wasn’t trying to do too much, but just show the coaches what I could do,” Hill told gopokes.com. “They really haven’t seen my play, so I wanted to show what I could do and I had a good day.” being back on campus made me realize how bad i really want it— ??CJ Moore?? (@daddydimes35) July 31, 2017At 6-foot-5, Moore — a four-star talent — figures to be a potential plug-and-play replacement for Marcell Ateman when he arrives on campus in 2018. Although Brown is considered a bluechipper, he’s already set a commitment date for Nov. 2 — potentially hinting that he’s already got a good idea of who he wants to play for. The Crimson Tide are the leaders in the clubhouse.Branson Bragg — Offensive linemanCenters are recruits too! And Bragg is what many believe to be the best center prospect in this region.The 2019 recruit was offered by OSU during the spring game visit in April, and he made a return trip that could be a good sign for the Pokes’ chances.Bragg also has offers from Texas and OU, and he too made a trip to the Sooners barbecue event on Saturday.CJ Moore — ReceiverTulsa Union standout receiver CJ Moore, an OSU pledge, made a trip on Sunday to Stillwater. And regardless of his commitment status, it’s always good bringing him in given his status as a national recruit.Moore is locked in with his OSU pledge after picking the Pokes over Ohio State, among others, and he seemed to come away motivated after his trip to campus. Although 247 favors OSU in his recruitment, I get the sense that he’s wide open at this juncture. But OSU certainly has a strong case, and both Dax and Justice are very tight.? pic.twitter.com/WgICMkz0dz— Daxton Hill (@daxhill5) July 30, 2017Bobby Brown — Defensive tackleArlington Lamar defensive tackle Bobby Brown is rated as a top-150 player in the 2018 class, and OSU jumped aboard with an offer during his visit.Brown is now up to 20 offers from the likes of OU, Alabama, Texas A&M and a slew of others. 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.