Park eyes US Women’s Open, 20 years on from Pak

first_img\R Miami, May 30 (AFP) World number one Park In-bee will take a low-key approach to the women’s US Open tomorrow as she aims to cement the legacy of compatriot Pak Se-ri with her eighth major title. Twenty years ago, Pak blazed a trail for Korean golfers when she stormed to victory in the 1998 US Open, a spectacular triumph that encouraged many of her compatriots to take up the sport. “Back in ’98, I was really just a kid,” Park said Tuesday. “My dad was really a big fan of golf. He was watching golf and watching Se-ri play. I remember my dad getting really excited very early in the morning. “After that there was a big golf boom in Korea and a lot of the girls my age were starting to play golf. I was one of them.” In 1998, Pak was the sole South Korean golfer plying her trade on the LPGA Tour. There are now more than 50 Korean players on the LPGA, and last year Korean women picked up three of the five majors on offer. Unsurprisingly, world number one Park will start as the player to beat at Shoal Creek Gold and Country Club in Alabama. The 29-year-old Olympic champion, a US Open winner in 2008 and 2013, has prepared for this week’s challenge by playing in Korea. She warmed up for the Open with victory in the Doosan Match Play Championship on May 20. “Obviously, winning in front of a lot of fans in Korea was a big thing,” she said.advertisement “It was a match play, so I played seven rounds in five days. So that was very tough. I was proud of myself that I have done it in the match play.” Park believes she has benefited from a rest after that win, but remains mindful of a crowded field of contenders. The last 12 majors have been won by 12 different players, highlighting the depth of the women’s game and the LPGA Tour. “Coming into the major, there is a lot of notable players that haven’t won this year and they are looking to win,” Park said. “(On the LPGA Tour) You don’t see the same players every week up on the leaderboard. You see some kind of different levels of players, a variety of players on the leaderboard.” Park has travelled to the United States accompanied only by her husband. She said she had welcomed the opportunity to “do nothing” on a rare day off on Monday. “I kind of needed some time to rest and do nothing,” she said. “I don’t have to worry about anything and do anything.” One of the biggest challenges to Park’s hopes could come from Lexi Thompson. The world number three’s long game could give her a crucial edge this week on a course which has been drenched with rain. “I would say definitely it’s an advantage to be longer,” Thompson acknowledged. “The course is playing very long.” (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more

Gundy Chasing Stoops for All-Time Big 12 Wins Record

first_imgWhile 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. When Bob Stoops abruptly stepped down from his perch atop the Big 12 earlier this summer, there were countless columns written about the implications as it relates to the Big 12. Which team might be best equipped to take advantage of Stoops’ sudden departure in the 2017 season? Which coach could step up and become the new face of the Big 12 conference?Since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your vote is likely Mike Gundy – the third-longest tenured college football head coach with the same team. But many others unrelated to OSU would likely vote Gundy, too. The mulleted-man has finished the season in the shadow of Stoops more times than he’d care to admit, and it’s always felt like his biggest road block to becoming the cream of the conference has been the pesky Stoops-led Sooners.AdChoices广告With Bob gone, Gundy’s mullet campaign of 2017 has been the talk of the conference. He’s been comfortable giving his opinion on topics varying from butch wax to college football playoff expectations for a team prepared to make a run at a Big 12 title. So becoming the face of the conference? That’s been effortless, to this point. The mullet has done all the talking. But it’s yet to be determined if his team is the one best equipped to take advantage of the Stoops-sized void left in Norman.Perhaps the biggest shadow to chase of all in Stoops’ absence is one that may never be tackled: Stoops’ all-time conference win achievement.At 50, can Gundy catch Stoops on the all-time Big 12 conference win list? That’s a projection I’m not ready to make – especially because it’s a question that may not be answered for a decade. But it’s a fascinating hypothetical, no less.Stoops stepped down from OU with a 190-48 record with the Sooners, and the record Gundy could chase – his Big 12 conference win total – is a steep goal to reach with a 121-29 mark.Gundy is only slightly more than halfway there with a 63-39 record in league play as head coach.If Gundy were to continue his winning pace he’s been on since 2010 in conference (averaging 6.28 wins per season), it would take him 10 more seasons to eclipse Stoops’ mark. And that’s cutting it mighty close just based on his own timeline he has in his head.“I don’t think I’ll coach when I’m 60,” Gundy said earlier this summer. “I don’t have the energy. It takes a ton of energy in the world today to run all over the place like you do. Go grab food, go do an interview and drive home late at night and go watch a game. It’s the same thing for us. Go to work early, deal with all the stuff you deal with – with 135 players, talk to the media, recruit, talk to kids.”Of course, winning 6.28 games on average in conference per year is a crazy good pace. It’s a pace that would ensure his Cowboys would remain in contention for Big 12 titles on a near-annual basis, meaning Gundy wouldn’t have a cloud of mediocrity over his head in this scenario. But let’s just assume he loses some steam halfway to 60, and goes through a rough patch. Where, then, might Gundy land? And could he supplant Stoops?Again, a hypothetical. But if Gundy can exorcise his demons with OU this season, I think OSU football could be on the verge of turning a new leaf. That is, if Gundy’s up for the challenge.“Every year, it gets a little more difficult whether you have enough energy to do what it takes to be successful,” said Gundy.last_img read more

McTominay earns first Scotland call-up

first_imgManchester United Man Utd youngster McTominay earns first Scotland call-up Nicholas McGee 20:30 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) McTominay-Cropped Getty Images Manchester United Scotland Premier League Having opted against representing England, the midfielder has been named in Alex McLeish’s first squad having replaced Gordon Strachan in February Manchester United midfieder Scott McTominay has earned his first Scotland call-up for their upcoming friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary.The 21-year-old is eligible for both Scotland and England, with his emergence under Jose Mourinho leading to much conjecture over which nation he should choose to play for. Lancaster-born McTominay has previously stated he sees his international future with the country of his father and reportedly pledged to represent Scotland this month following a meeting Alex McLeish. 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 And he is in line to make his debut for Scotland after McLeish included him as one of six new faces in his first squad since being re-appointed as manager in February.Jon McLaughlin, Barry Douglas, Dylan McGeouch, Scott McKenna and Oliver McBurnie also receive their first call-ups.Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie, Fulham captain Tom Cairney and Rangers’ Russell Martin have been recalled to the squad.Scotland face Costa Rica on March 23 at Hampden Park before travelling to Budapest to take on Hungary four days later.McLeish was appointed for a second time after Gordon Strachan was unable to lead them to the World Cup finals. Scotland have not featured at a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup, where they were eliminated in the group stage.Scotland squad: Jordan Archer (Millwall), Allan McGregor (Hull City), Jon McLaughlin (Hearts); Barry Douglas (Wolves), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Russell Martin (Rangers), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers), Callum Paterson (Cardiff City), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Celtic); Stuart Armstrong (Celtic), Tom Cairney (Fulham), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Aberdeen), Kevin McDonald (Fulham), Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian), John McGinn (Hibernian), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Aberdeen), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Jamie Murphy (Rangers), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle); Ryan Christie (Aberdeen), Jason Cummings (Rangers), Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley), Matt Phillips (West Brom).last_img read more

Liverpool vs Watford: TV, stream & preview

first_imgLiverpool v Watford Liverpool vs Watford: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 15:39 17/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool v Watford Premier League Liverpool Watford The Reds will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run at Anfield and cement a top-four spot when they play host to a Hornets side ravaged by injuries Liverpool will welcome Watford to Anfield on Saturday looking to take advantage of a Premier League break for their rivals and cement a top-four standing.With others either taking in an enforced rest or in FA Cup action, the Reds could move back into third spot by offering a positive response to a disappointing defeat at Manchester United last time out.Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten at Anfield in top-flight competition this season and have been full of goals when on top of their game. 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 Watford will be hoping to contain that threat when they head to Merseyside, but Javi Gracia has plenty of absentees to contend with and a woeful record against sides in the top four. Game Liverpool vs Watford Date Saturday March 17 Time 17:30 GMT / 13:30 EST Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)  TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBC Sports Live fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold Midfielders Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Woodburn Forwards Firmino, Salah, Mane, Ings, Solanke, Brewster Nathaniel Clyne is the only player set to be absent for Liverpool, with the full-back not yet ready for a first-team return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.Adam Lallana missed training in midweek to cast doubt over his involvement, but Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum will be pushing for recalls after making the bench at Old Trafford.Potential Liverpool XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane Position Watford players Goalkeepers Bachmann, Gomes, Karnezis Defenders Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Mariappa, Cathcart, Femenia, Janmaat, Holebas, Kabasele, Wague, Zeegelaar, Mukena, Hoban Midfielders Cleverley, Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra, Chalobah, Carrillo, Lukebakio, Ndong, Stewart Forwards Penaranda, Deeney, Sinclair, Okaka, Richarlison, Gray, Deulofeu Watford have 10 players currently unavailable for a variety of reasons, leaving Gracia facing something of a selection poser with limited options.Among those currently nursing knocks are Gerard Deulofeu, Tom Cleverley, Younes Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah and Jerome Sinclair, while goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was dropped from the matchday squad for a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.Potential Watford XI: Karnezis; Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue; Femenia, Richarlison, Pereyra; DeeneyBetting & Match Odds Liverpool are strong favourites to win the game, with dabblebet pricing them at 1/5. Watford are 14/1 to emerge victorious and the draw is priced at 6/1.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Sadio Mane Roberto Firmino Mohamed Salah Emre Can Liverpool 2017Liverpool have never lost back-to-back Premier League fixtures with Klopp at the helm, and will be determined to preserve that record on Saturday.The battle for Champions League qualification is heating up, with Chelsea only four points back on the Reds and Arsenal clinging to the hope that a 12-point gap can be bridged.Victory over Watford would put Liverpool back in the driving seat with only seven games to come and leave the chasing pack playing catch-up.The Reds’ home record – with Manchester City the only other side to have avoided defeat in front of their own supporters – suggests that a positive response will be offered to defeat against arch-rivals Manchester United.In Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Klopp boasts one of the most formidable attacking units in Europe and will be looking to them for inspiration once again.All three were on target the last time Liverpool faced Watford, with a thrilling 3-3 draw played out at Vicarage Road on the opening weekend.The Hornets have changed manager since then, but are perched inside the top-half of the table and will be hoping to end the season with a flourish.There is still work for them to do as despite being sat 10th at present, they are only nine points clear of the relegation zone. 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Eskimo Joe’s Teams up with OSU Alumni Association For Football Season-Opener

first_imgIf you’re planning to be in Stillwater for the event, the venue opens at 6 and the Val Joe Gladden Band goes on at 7 p.m. As Scott Wright at The Oklahoman notes, seating will probably be limited, so bring a chair or two just in case.OSU vs. OSU is set to start at 9:30 p.m. CT on Friday night on FS1. A rhetorical question for you: is there any better combination than cheese fries and football?Based off the Oklahoma State Alumni Association’s calculations, they agree. They’ve partnered with Eskimo Joe’s for OSU football’s season-opening road game on Friday to host the official watch party in Stillwater, which will include an outdoor concert, inflatable toys, food, drinks and guest appearances. It will take place in the lot north of the restaurant and begins at 6 p.m. — 3.5 hours before the Cowboys’ season kicks off against Oregon State in Corvallis, Oregon.STILLWATER! Head down to Elm Street this Friday and pregame with @valgladdenband starting at 7pm! Live Grill, Full Bar, Inflatables, Party Pics, Giveaways and special appearances by @OSUPistolPete @OSUMarchingBand @osuspiritgroup and more! #GoPokes 🎶🏈👆🏼 pic.twitter.com/Oo5Hq5EDIJ— Eskimo Joe’s (@eskimojoes) August 28, 2019 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.last_img read more

‘You’ll see the best of Hazard later’

first_imgWorld Cup ‘You’ll see the best of Hazard later’ – Eden predicts strong World Cup Sacha Pisani 03:52 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hazard-cropped Getty Images World Cup Belgium v Panama Panama Belgium Eden Hazard Thibaut Courtois praised Eden Hazard during the pre-match build-up and the Belgium superstar replied following the team’s Group G victory. Eden Hazard joked his best will come later in the World Cup after his important role in Belgium’s 3-0 win over Panama on Monday.Hazard combined with Kevin De Bruyne to set up Romelu Lukaku’s first goal and teed up the Manchester United striker for his second, as title contenders Belgium opened their Group G campaign in tough but victorious fashion at Fisht Stadium in Sochi.A lot of the pre-match build-up centred on Hazard and his form, with Belgium and Chelsea team-mate Thibaut Courtois saying the reported Real Madrid target was in the best shape of his career. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Asked about Courtois’ comments afterwards, a smiling Hazard said: “He wants to give me confidence!”No, I do feel in a good moment. The pre-World Cup was good and I had some good games in the friendlies. I was good today but I can do better. I think you will see the best of Eden Hazard later.He added: “I can do better. [I got a] nice assist, but usually when I pass to Romelu, he scores, so it’s not that difficult to get an assist sometimes. It was a good performance by the team, but we can all do better.”Hazard walked through the mixed zone with his left leg strapped after receiving some physical treatment from debutants Panama.The 27-year-old attacker was targeted by Panama throughout the first half, the Belgian superstar noticeably hobbling after a robust challenge.Hazard, unperturbed, emerged from the interval and helped inspire Belgium following a frustrating and scoreless opening period, Panama’s stubborn resistance broken by Dries Mertens’ stunning volley at the start of the second half.”We knew it would be physical. People were saying that Belgium would win every game easily but it’s not like this. They have good players, strong players, they play to their strengths, and that’s why we had some little problems in the first half. But at the end of the game, we won 3-0, so we have to be happy,” Hazard continued.”I think they gave everything. When the ball was between a Panama and Belgium player, the Panama player won the duel. In this type of game, you need to be stronger than the team in front of you and we were in the second half.”We spoke at half-time and said that we need to keep playing. The pitch was a little bit slow, so it wasn’t easy to find other players or play the ball quickly. But we kept trying and we scored some goals in the end.”last_img read more

Sweden’s Durmaz racially abused after giving away free-kick

first_imgWorld Cup ‘Completely unacceptable’ – Sweden’s Durmaz hits out at racial abuse after giving away decisive free-kick Goal 00:47 6/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Jimmy Durmaz Sweden Getty Images World Cup Germany Germany v Sweden Sweden The Toulouse player was the subject of sick ethnic slurs and death threats after giving away the foul that was converted in style by Toni Kroos Sweden star Jimmy Durmaz has been subjected to vile racist abuse and even death threats after giving away a free-kick that cost his team dear against Germany. The Scandinavian side appeared to be on the road to victory on Saturday when Ola Toivonen lobbed over Manuel Neuer in the first half. Marco Reus, however, levelled the game after half-time before a stunning effort from Toni Kroos in injury time gave the World Cup holders three crucial points in the Group F showdown.  Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Durmaz had committed the original infraction that led to Kroos’ strike and, after the game, a flood of offensive comments were sent to his Instagram account. The Toulouse player, who was born in Sweden to parents of Assyrian heritage who emigrated to the country from Turkey, was targeted with slurs like “terrorist”, “Arab devil” and “Taliban warrior” in the aftermath of the defeat, and also received death threats, although hundreds of other commenters paid tribute to the star and slammed the racist attitudes espoused in the post. “It’s nothing I’m bothered about,” he told reporters when questioned on the abuse. “I’m here proud and representing my country.”Later, however, Durmaz hit out at those who had used his heritage to insult him, dubbing the situation “completely unacceptable.” “I am a player at the highest level, being criticised is something we are used to, it is part of the job and we have it every day,” he said. “But to be called a suicide bomber and to say you will kill me and my children is completely unacceptable. I am Swedish and I carry my shirt and flag with pride. “I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have spread joy. We are united, we are Sweden.”last_img read more

Panama vs Tunisia: TV, stream and preview

first_imgWorld Cup Panama vs Tunisia: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Lewis Oldham Last updated 1 year ago 14:45 6/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Wahbi Khazri Tunisia 2018 Getty Images World Cup Panama v Tunisia Panama Tunisia Belgium England Powerade With both teams already out of the World Cup, they will be looking to end their tournament in Russia on a positive note with a win This is one of the few games in the final round of fixtures in the group stage with nothing riding on it. England and Belgium have already qualified with two wins apiece, but this is still a big game for both Panama and Tunisia.  Tunisia are looking for their first World Cup win since their first ever appearance at the tournament in 1978, while Panama will be hoping to pick up either their first win or their first point in a World Cup on their tournament debut. This looks like being a tight game between the two sides, who are looking to create history for their respective nations in the process. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Game Panama vs Tunisia Date Thursday, June 28 Time 7pm BST / 2pm ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX / Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on ITV 4 or streamed live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV 4 ITV Hub Squads & Team News Position Panama players Goalkeepers Calderon, Penedo, A.Rodriguez Defenders Baloy, Cummings, Davis, Escobar, Murillo, Machado, Ovalle, R.Torres Midfielders J.Rodriguez, Barcenas, Cooper, Godoy, Gomez, Pimentel, Quintero Forwards Arroyo, Diaz, Perez, Tejada, G.Torres Panama were hammered 6-1 by England last time out but Felipe Baloy’s late consolation goal was the first they have scored at a World Cup. Román Torres is the poster boy and captain of this Panama side and he will be hoping to lead his side to their first ever points at a World Cup against Tunisia.Potential Panama XI:  Penedo; Murillo, Escobar, Torres, Gomez, Perez, Barcenas, Cooper, Davis, Godoy, Rodriguez Position Tunisia players Goalkeepers Ben Mustapha, Manhlouthi, Hassen Defenders S.Ben Youssef, Benalouane, Meriah, Haddadi, Bedoui, Bronn, Maaloul, Naguez Midfielders Sassi, Ben Amor, Skhiri, Khalil, Chaalali, Sliti Forwards F.Ben Youssef, Srarfi, Khalifa, Badri, Khazri, Khaoui Tunisia are hoping they will get special dispensation from FIFA to call up another goalkeeper. Mouez Hassen was injured against England while Farouk Ben Mustapha is doubtful after sustaining an injury in training on Tuesday, leaving them with just Aymen Mathlouthi between the sticks.Also providing a headache is the unavailability of right-back Dylan Bronn and centre-back Syam Ben Youssef who were forced off injured in the first half of last Saturday’s 5-2 loss to Belgium.Potential Tunisia XI:  Mathlouthi, Naguez, Benalouane, Meriah, Maaloul, Skhiri, Sassi, Khaui, Badri, F.Ben Youssef, KhazriBetting & Match Odds Tunisia are heavy favourites to win this one with dabblebet with odds of 8/11, while Panama are priced at 15/4, with a draw available at 12/5.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Felipe Baloy Panama EnglandTunisia are the favourites to come out as the winners in this one after putting in decent showings in defeats by the top two in Group G.The star player on show is likely to be Wahbi Khazri, who has shown why he initially earned a move to then-Premier League side Sunderland in 2016 in his first two games.Though much of the attention on the final Group G fixtures will be on England against Belgium, for these two teams and countries this is a massive fixture as they look to round off their tournaments on a positive note.last_img read more

The single most important ingredient in storytelling

first_imgDirected by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog, From One Second to the Next is a documentary-style PSA in AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign. The film is a sobering look at the consequences of texting and driving. It features the heart-wrenching stories of the victims of these accidents, as well as interviews with some of the drivers who caused the tragedies. At almost 35 minutes, it’s much longer than your typical viral video, yet it’s an extremely compelling and effective way to get the point across.I’m sharing this video today for two reasons:1) It’s a serious message that should be shared and discussed. (As the mother of a teen who’s about to get behind the wheel this year, I’m probably even more sensitive about this topic.) 2) It’s also an amazing example of the single most important ingredient in powerful storytelling. No, you don’t need a famous director or high production value to make people stop, think, share, or act. But what you do need, at the core of every story you tell, is real, relatable, and raw emotion. If you watch the video, I’d love to know what you think. In the comments, please share how you’re tapping into your real, emotional stories to help draw support for your cause.last_img read more

Your #GivingTuesday Emails

first_imgTomorrow is the day!You’ve got your donation page up and running, you’ve rallied your staff members, and your thank you messages are ready to deploy. But don’t forget to send your donors (and board members) a #GivingTuesday appeal! A successful giving day campaign includes an email appeal sent early in the day. In addition to inviting donors to give, use this email as an opportunity to invite supporters to help spread the word about your fundraising campaign. I know you’re running short on time so there’s no need to start these emails from scratch. Borrow our board member and donor #GivingTuesday emails, make them your own, and program them to send tomorrow. We can’t wait to celebrate this international day of giving with you! If you have any last minute questions re: #GivingTuesday, send us a Tweet: @Network4Good.last_img read more