The Social: Are you not entertained?

first_imgThe real highlights from the U.S. Presidents Cup victory come after the event had concluded, the WAGs (maybe even Tiger’s?) show up in a big way and Gary Player never ceases to amaze. All that and more in this week’s The Social. By all accounts, the Presidents Cup was a blowout from start to finish, culminating in the Americans’ seventh straight win of the event and matching the third-largest margin of victory over the Internationals. But if any fans out there stuck it out til the bitter end, they were treated to some great theatrics from the winning squad … in the media center. With the result basically wrapped up before Sunday singles began, the champagne celebration started early and it was in full swing by the time the U.S. players sat down as a team with the media – which led to some classic moments, such as Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson belting out their best rendition of “Si Woo, Si Woo, shaking that ass,” a reference to the song American fans used in good fun to try and rattle International team member and Presidents Cup rookie Si Woo Kim. But that wasn’t the only fun the Americans had after their 19-11 win. While in the past Phil Mickelson has seemed more-than able and willing to make headlines in winning or losing team competition news conferences, on Sunday it was the U.S. squad’s eldest statesmen who was the butt of a few jokes, despite posting a 3-0-1 record. People can debate as much as they want about the Presidents Cup’s lack-of “competiton” and what the best course of action is moving forward with an event that some say has lost its luster. But do you want to know how you know it’s still a big deal? The WAGs showed up. Big time. The annual “Take Your Significant Other to Work Week” was a great success, as usual, with all the fan-favorites showing up to cheer on their men. Paulina Gretzky. Tori Slater. Jena Sims. Allison Stokke. Annie Verrett. Jillian Wisniewski. Amy Mickelson. Ellie Day, Jessica Hadwin. Michelle Money. The list goes on and on. Presidents Cup. Playing the hits. There was one embrace in particular at Liberty National that seemed to catch people’s attention, and we’re not talking about apparent BFFs Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson hugging out the victory. No, someone else was spotted getting even cozier with Woods. Erica Herman, 33, who was once listed as the general manager of a Woods-branded pop-up restaurant at the Genesis Open, was snuggling up with Tiger all week, and while Woods neither confirmed nor denied the two were an item, they don’t exactly look like, “just friends.” Of course, if they were officially dating, we’d know. Because we would have seen an over-the-top synchronized Facebook post complete with professional photos by now. Is there anything Gary Player can’t do? The 81-year-old crushes his work-outs, does backflips off of boats and, evidently, can cut a rug. On Monday at one of his Gary Player Invitational events in New York, which raise money for underprivileged children and communities worldwide, Player found himself on the dance floor and he did not disappoint. Hey Gary, the phone is for you … It’s “Dancing with the Stars.” From Rory McIlroy to Phil Mickelson, there’s been plenty of talk about the firing and hiring of caddies this year. But there were a couple of caddie stories this week that were a little less serious in tone, which was nice considering we’re talking about a job where the main duty is literally just carrying a bag. First it was Sergio Garcia making a fan’s day month year life by letting him loop during the Wednesday pro-am of the British Masters. This particular fan, Mark Johnson, is what one might call “persistent.” This payoff came after he tweeted Garcia for 206 straight days with this particular request. The second caddie story comes from the boys behind the SB2K18 CADDIES Twitter account. They want to, you guessed it, caddie for SB2K18. The guys do make a compelling case for Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Smylie Kaufman to look over. They offer caddie races, dance-offs, sunscreen application and cocktail service. Best of luck to Willie, Juice, Hammer and Mountain. And remember, if you get turned down the first time, just ask another 205 times. That will definitely show them you’re serious and get you the job … or a restraining order. Only one way to find out. Good point. Maybe those guys will take this loss to heart and try harder to make the International Presidents Cup team in a couple years.last_img read more

Storm Hector: Crews working to restore power to Donegal homes

first_img Storm Hector: Crews working to restore power to Donegal homes WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleVote on Irish Road Haulage Industry could have implicationsNext articleGAA Programme – Mary Harkin & Deirdre Gallagher News Highland Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – June 14, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Storm Hector has left thousands of homes and businesses across Donegal without power this morning.An orange wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo – while there’s a yellow warning for 13 other counties including Dublin, Kildare, Clare and Kerry.We’re being warned to watch out for gusts of up to 125 km/hr.There are also reports of fallen trees across the county- and Gardaí are urging motorists to take care on the roads.Paul Hand is from ESB Networks:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Harvey Weinstein ‘despondent’ as he faces sentencing in New York

first_img(Alec Tabak/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein is “despondent and dejected” as he prepares for sentencing after being convicted earlier this month of sexually assaulting two women, according to a spokesman.“He’s not doing well,” Juda Engelmayer told ABC News on Tuesday evening. “He’s looking at the rest of his life and feeling dejected and despondent.”Engelmayer said that numerous friends of Weinstein offered to write letters to the judge attesting to his character, but that every single person insisted on writing an anonymous letter to protect their own reputations.“It shows you that even people who want to support you publicly would be vilified for doing so,” Engelmayer said.Engelmayer declined to comment on a series of previously unpublished internal correspondences released on Monday between Weinstein and his colleagues and defense and public relations teams in the days following bombshell revelations about Weinstein’s past that first surfaced in The New York Times and The New Yorker in the fall of 2017.‘I’m suicidal’The documents were unsealed this week at the request of numerous media outlets, including the New York Daily News and The New York Times.“I have lost my family,” Weinstein wrote in one draft statement dated Dec. 21, 2017, according to the New York Daily News. “I have daughters that will not talk to me. I have lost my wife. I have lost the respect of my ex-wife and generally almost all of my friends. I have no company. I’m alone. And I will be honest with you: I’m suicidal.”In another internal email from November 2017 that was released Monday, Weinstein’s brother and business partner, Bob Weinstein, excoriated the Hollywood mogul.“Just read u been abusing women, when u were in your twenties,” Bob Weinstein wrote to Harvey, according to the New York Daily News. “Numbers are up to 82. U are world class, in that area. U deserve a lifetime achievement award for the sheer savagery and immorality and inhumanness, for the acts u have perpetrated.”“Now show some strength and don’t write back,” he continued. “If u do, it’s just your denial and disease having the power of the last word. If u actually say u are trying to get better, It’s just another lie amongst the millions. (Expletive) u Harvey Weinstein. I pray there is a real hell. That’s where u belong. I suppose being you, is its own hell, if u could feel it, but no chance. OJ didn’t kill Nicole Simpson and u had consensual sex with all those poor victimized women.”‘A serious offense’Earlier this month, Weinstein was convicted of two of five charges against him: criminal sexual assault for an attack in 2006 on former Project Runway production assistant Mimi Haley, and third-degree rape for a 2013 attack on aspiring actress Jessica Mann. Both women are expected to present victim-impact statements to the judge on Wednesday, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.Weinstein, who declined at trial to take the stand in his own defense, will also be permitted to make a statement to the judge before he is sentenced.Weinstein is facing a minimum of probation and a maximum of four years in prison on the rape conviction, and between five and 25 years on the criminal sexual assault conviction.In a sentencing recommendation letter to the judge in the case, Manhattan prosecutors detailed 36 “prior bad acts” they said justified an extended prison sentence for Weinstein.Prosecutors did not recommend a specific sentence in the letter, but contended that it is “totally appropriate” to show through the court’s sentence “that sexual assault, even if perpetrated upon an acquaintance or in a professional setting, is a serious offense worthy of a lengthy prison sentence.”Defense attorneys are seeking a minimum sentence of five years.“As an individual with no criminal history having spent no time previously incarcerated, his health concerns, his age, and as famous as he is, a custodial sentence will no doubt prove much more difficult for Mr. Weinstein than most other inmates, which further counsels in favor of a sentence of five years’ imprisonment,” defense attorneys Damon Chernois and Donna Rotunno said in their own letter to the judge. “With respect to deterrence, counsel will again note that Mr. Weinstein is a first-time offender.”Engelmayer said Weinstein plans to appeal his New York convictions.What’s next for Weinstein?After sentencing, Weinstein will be sent to Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, New York, a maximum-security prison and inmate reception center where New York City inmates get a medical evaluation before being assigned to a state prison facility, according to state corrections officials.While state corrections officials are responsible for determining where Weinstein will serve out his sentence, those officials can take recommendations from the judge about an inmate with medical problems like Weinstein.Three of New York state’s 52 correctional facilities — in Fishkill, Bedford Hills and Coxsackie, New York — have residential medical units.Weinstein is also preparing to defend himself against four felony sexual assault charges filed earlier this year by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. In that case, Weinstein is charged with attacking two women in separate incidents in February 2013 within a day of each other.A spokesman for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the impending trial in Los Angeles. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Land O’Lakes, Inc names Ford CEO

first_imgVermont Creamery, Inc,Vermont Business Magazine The Land O’Lakes, Inc Board of Directors announced today its selection of Beth Ford as President and CEO of one of the nation’s largest food and agricultural cooperatives and #216 on the Fortune 500. Ford assumes leadership of the company following the retirement of Chris Policinski. Ford will assume the role of President and CEO effective August 1. Land O’Lakes owns Vermont Creamery in Websterville, which it bought in March 2017 for an undisclosed sum. Vermont Creamery produces goat cheese and butter.Ford comes to the CEO role after a series of successful executive postings within the company. In December 2017, Ford was named Chief Operating Officer of Land O’Lakes Businesses, in which role she oversaw Land O’Lakes’ WinField United, Purina Animal Nutrition and Dairy Foods business units. Prior to that, Ford was head of Land O’Lakes’ Dairy Foods and Purina Animal Nutrition businesses, where she led record performance and growth, leveraging innovation through R&D to strengthen both brands. She also was instrumental in the acquisition of Vermont Creamery in early 2017.Prior to joining Land O’Lakes in 2011, Ford had excelled in executive operations management and supply chain roles at International Flavors and Fragrances, Mobil Corporation, PepsiCo and Pepsi Bottling Company and Scholastic. Ford has more than 20 years’ experience specifically in the areas of technology and R&D, as well, across these four companies.Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Beth earned an MBA at Columbia University Business School and a BBA at Iowa State University. She remains involved in both universities, sitting on the Deming Center Board of Advisors for Columbia Business School and the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Business at Iowa State.Ford also sits on the Board of Directors for the National Milk Producers Federation and non-profit boards, including Greater Twin Cities United Way in Minneapolis. She sits on the Boards of Directors of two publicly traded companies, including PACCAR, Inc.Announcing her appointment, Board Chairman Pete Kappelman said, “At a time of unprecedented change in the agriculture and food industries, no person is better suited to lead us into the future than Beth Ford. Since joining our company in 2011, Beth has proven she’s not afraid of hard work, and she sees every challenge as an opportunity to deliver more value for our cooperative. She’s built a track record of success in a wide array of leadership roles across a decades-long career, and in her seven years at Land O’Lakes, she has earned the trust and respect of our members, employees and customers. We are thrilled to have someone of such strong qualifications and character to build on the legacy of growth that Land O’Lakes has established.”Commenting on her appointment, Ford said, “I’m humbled and honored to have the chance to serve this great organization. I am grateful to the Board of Directors for their trust in me and for the management team that built the strong foundation we currently enjoy. I look forward to continuing to work with the talented and dedicated leadership team, as well as our outstanding employees to deliver for our member-owners, customers and communities. There has never been a more exciting time to be in the agriculture and food industry. Together, our team will work to continue our growth trajectory, as we lead the way forward into the company’s next 100 years.”Ford becomes the ninth CEO of Land O’Lakes, one of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperatives, which was founded in 1921. Ford and her spouse, Jill Schurtz, have three teenage children and live in Minneapolis. About Land O’Lakes, Inc(link is external).  Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2017 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 97 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Land O’Lakes SUSTAINTM. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O’Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.SOURCE ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Land O’Lakes, Inc. is external)last_img read more

Again a 3-seed, men know not to overlook anyone at Big 10 tourney

first_imgAgain a 3-seed, men know not to overlook anyone at Big 10 tourneyThe women open the Big Ten tournament against Iowa. Samuel GordonApril 28, 2011Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFor the second time in the past three seasons, the Minnesota menâÄôs tennis team earned the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament.This yearâÄôs edition of the event will be held at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium at the University of Wisconsin.On Friday, the Gophers will face the winner of ThursdayâÄôs match between 6-seed Wisconsin and 11-seed Penn State, which will likely be Wisconsin, given that Penn State is winless in the conference this year.Minnesota defeated both teams earlier in the season, with a 5-2 win over Wisconsin and a 6-1 victory over Penn State.With a second round victory, the Gophers would be poised for a rematch with 2-seed Indiana, which handed Minnesota its first conference loss back on April 8. Senior Tobias Wernet, however, is taking things one match at a time.âÄúI told the team after we beat Illinois and it was pretty clear that weâÄôre playing Wisconsin, I told them, âÄòThis is the only thing we should focus on. We shouldnâÄôt look ahead. ThatâÄôs what we did two years ago and we got punished,âÄôâÄù Wernet said. âÄúYou should never do that as an athlete. You should focus on every game. ThereâÄôs only Wisconsin, thatâÄôs all there is.âÄùTwo seasons ago, also as the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament, the then-No. 32 Gophers were knocked out in their first matchup by Indiana, a team they beat 6-1 during the regular season.This year, if Minnesota does indeed beat Wisconsin or Penn State, the Minnesota-Indiana match could again prove interesting. In the April 8 match, the Hoosiers defeated the Gophers 4-3, but Minnesota was without one of its top players, Sebastian Gallego, who was inactive with a foot injury.Gallego returned to action last Friday against Illinois and expects to play in the tournament this weekend.Ohio State highlights the other half of the bracket. The Buckeyes have won 75 straight Big Ten matches and six consecutive regular season conference titles. âÄúItâÄôs a big opportunity for us,âÄù Gallego said when asked about the tournament. âÄúWe put ourselves in the best position to win the first round and face Indiana again.âÄùDespite the good positioning entering the tournament, head coach Geoff Young knows there will be no easy victory.âÄúWe were seeded third two years ago. The top half of the Big Ten is filled with really good teams,âÄù Young said.Women face Iowa in first roundThe womenâÄôs tennis team will be heading to Michigan this weekend to take on Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.The Gophers are coming off of back-to-back wins to end the regular season, with the latter of the two being a 6-1 victory over the Hawkeyes.The winner of that match will face top-seeded Michigan. Michigan is currently ranked No. 10 in the nation. The Wolverines defeated Minnesota 7-0 April 3.Other NotesTobias Wernet was named Big Ten menâÄôs tennis co-athlete of the week. The senior jumped from No. 100 to No. 67 in the ITA rankings after two singles wins this past weekend, including a victory over then-No. 10 Dennis Nevolo of Illinois. This is the second time this season that Wernet has received conference honors.last_img read more

Actually, Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect — New Study

first_imgThe Washington Post:We’ve long been eager to believe that mastery of a skill is primarily the result of how much effort one has put in. Extensive practice “is probably the most reasonable explanation we have today not only for success in any line, but even for genius,” said the ur-behaviorist John B. Watson almost a century ago.In the 1990s K. Anders Ericsson and a colleague at Florida State University reported data that seemed to confirm this view: What separates the expert from the amateur, a first-rate musician or chess player from a wannabe, isn’t talent; it’s thousands of hours of work. (Malcolm Gladwell, drawing from but misrepresenting Ericsson’s research — much to the latter’s dismay — announced the magic number was ten thousand hours.)Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Attachment anxiety heightens aversion toward pattern deviancy, according to new psychology research

first_imgShare on Facebook Email Anxieties about one’s close relationships are associated with aversion towards pattern deviancy, according to new research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology.“I’ve always been fascinated with objects, experiences, and situations that are irregular, abnormal, and break the pattern of what we are used to. I’ve consistently found that people tend to feel negatively about such ‘deviant’ stimuli. The obvious next question was to ask where these negative attitudes towards deviancy come from,” explained study author Anton Gollwitzer, a PhD Candidate at Yale University.Two initial surveys of 239 participants found a link between attachment anxiety and aversion toward pattern deviancy. People who agreed with statements such as “My desire to be very close sometimes scares people away” and “I often worry that my partner doesn’t really love me” tended to also say that broken patterns of geometric shapes made them feel uncomfortable, anxious, or annoyed. Pinterest LinkedIncenter_img Share on Twitter The researchers then conducted an experiment with another 333 individuals, which found that participants who were asked to recall a relationship where they felt anxiously attached tended to have heightened aversion towards broken geometric patterns compared to participants who were asked to recall a relationship where they felt comfortable and secure.A second experiment with 501 participants replicated the findings with a different measure of pattern deviancy aversion. Instead of being asked to evaluate patterns of geometric shapes, the participants were simply asked how they felt “about things that break a pattern, are out of line, and are disordered.”“Anxiety in terms of our social relationships can have a far-reaching impact on our lives, including nonsocial outcomes. Although we tend to think of our social and nonsocial attitudes as independent, our social experiences can actually alter the way we more generally approach objects, experiences, and situations,” Gollwitzer told PsyPost.Future research could address why the association between attachment anxiety and aversion toward pattern deviancy exists.“Is the link between anxious attachment and disliking broken patterns functional in some way? For instance, do unstable social relationships serve as a signal for dangerous irregularities in the environment? If true, then anxious attachment may heighten people’s dislike of broken patterns to help them avoid these harmful irregularities,” Gollwitzer said.The study, “Anxious Attachment as an Antecedent of People’s Aversion Towards Pattern Deviancy“, was authored by Anton Gollwitzer and Margaret S. Clark. Sharelast_img read more

Emirates and Cargolux crack the code

first_imgThe agreement, signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo and Richard Forson, Cargolux president and ceo, is a progression of the operational partnership signed by the two carriers earlier this year, as HLPFI reported here.Under the codeshare partnership, the carriers will be able to procure cargo capacity on each other’s flights and offer it to customers under their own airway bills and flight numbers, explained Emirates.The codeshare agreement will be applicable for cargo capacity on both passenger as well as freighter flights.”This codeshare partnership is a natural progression in our cooperation and demonstrates the complementarity of both airlines,” explained Forsen. “Our customers greatly benefit from this partnership as we can offer high-quality products and services to more destinations than ever before.”Sultan added that the partnership will enable the carriers to offer “a more seamless and broader range of product and service offerings.”Since the signing of the strategic operational partnership in May, Emirates SkyCargo has commenced weekly freighter services to Luxembourg, and Cargolux has transferred the handling for its freighter flights at Dubai World Central (DWC) to Emirates.Since July, 2017 Emirates SkyCargo has also chartered Boeing 747 freighter aircraft from Cargolux’s fleet. www.skycargo.comwww.cargolux.comlast_img read more

HEA Local Control Ballots In The Mail

first_imgJanorschke: “Feel free to call our office and if you want direct your calls to myself or Bruce Shelley and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions our members have and it is reducing bureaucracy and reducing the upward pressure on rates and all of us would like that.” For HEA’s answers to commonly asked questions, click here. HEA General Manager Brad Janorschke says 15% of the utility’s 23,600 members must vote in order for the election to be considered valid. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association members are being asked this month to vote on a proposal to deregulate the utility. The ballots are being sent out at the same time as bills are sent out each month and must be returned directly to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.center_img Janorschke has been hesitant to promise lower rates after deregulation, since energy rates are affected by a range of factors, from the price of natural gas to the average daily temperature. Janorschke: “The way I’ve been phrasing it so I don’t get in trouble with folks is that I can assure you that the operating costs that we incur internally as a result of being regulated will certainly go down significantly.”last_img read more

The New Pittsburgh Courier introduces ‘Courier Steelers Central’ for the 2017 football season!

first_imgLike us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter THE STEELERS ARE BACK, and the New Pittsburgh Courier this 2017 season will provide extensive coverage of the Black and Gold! In the above photo Brian Cook gets a shot of receiver Antonio Brown showin’ love to the fans at Heinz Field, Aug. 6.Labeled, “Courier Steelers Central,” Courier columnists Aubrey Bruce, Bill Neal and Mike Pelaia will provide their expertise on the team, while Courier photographers Will McBride, Thomas Sabol, and Brian Cook get you up close and personal in pictures and video.Go to to see the latest Steelers updates.Will McBride gets a shot of receiver Demarcus Ayers trying to catch as many punted balls as possible, Aug. 3.last_img read more