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WLAX : After win, SU moves above .500 for first time since February

first_img Published on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ After 11 minutes had gone by in the second half, Syracuse woke up.It was at this point, with the Orange seeing its lead shrink to only one, that Michelle Tumolo, Tee Ladouceur and Amy Cross combined on a textbook display of give-and-go passing. The play reasserted the dominance of what was becoming a stagnant Syracuse attack.Until that point, the offense hadn’t scored in more than 20 minutes of play and had given up five straight goals to a Cornell team gaining in confidence.‘The first half of the first half was just outstanding,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘And rebounding from the lapse was nice to see. It’s better to come from behind by just rebounding before we have to get there.’In its final regular-season home game, the Orange (8-7, 5-1 Big East) defeated the Big Red 13-9 behind a second-half stand and a combined eight goals between Tumolo and Cross. The late surge pushed Syracuse to a win over its in-state rival and boosted the team above the .500 mark for the first time since it won its first game of the season against Colgate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange avoided a loss Tuesday by withstanding a furious Cornell (5-8, 3-4 Ivy League) comeback.The gritty Cornell team battled back after Syracuse came out flying and cruised through the first 15 minutes of the game. Halfway through the first half, Syracuse had 13 shots and six draw controls compared to Cornell’s one shot and zero controls.‘Early in the game, we were focused and fresh and we were finding those open players,’ Gait said. ‘We converted a couple passes inside, and we were finishing. Things just went our way.’But by the end of the frame, it was apparent Syracuse was having problems keeping the opposition out of the 8-meter arc. As a result, Cornell scored the final three goals of the first half and the first two of the second after penetrating the defense for close-range shots.SU’s free positions were challenged as well. Cornell’s lackluster goaltending grew in confidence with each save, and Kyla Dambach turned 10 shots aside in the game. The momentum the Orange once claimed was now threatened.Cornell’s streak carried over into the second half when Big Red junior Katie Kirk shimmied past SU’s Janelle Stegeland and scored an unassisted goal from within five feet. What was once a 7-1 lead for the Orange became 8-6 after Kirk’s goal.‘A little letdown — I think sometimes when it comes that easy, you mentally relax a little bit,’ Gait said of the Orange’s early struggles in the second half. ‘And I think we did that. We let them back in the game. But a little bit of refocusing there at the end there, and we found the answer.’But things turned around for the Orange when Cross and Tumolo reignited a fading Syracuse attack at the 18:59 mark. Cross netted her third goal of the game on an assist from Ladouceur, and Tumolo scored two goals in the next five minutes to push the lead back to 11-8. Cross finished with four goals on the night, equaling her total for the entire season.‘I just felt really good,’ Cross said. ‘Our team is really good about encouraging one another. Just having my team behind me really helps.’As Cornell began to climb back into the game, Gait’s message to his Syracuse team was simple: win the second half.And in the end, it did. The Orange overcame a 5-0 scoring run by Cornell from the 8:24 mark of the first half to the 21:23 mark of the second. It responded by scoring five of the next six goals to escape with a win.‘We really try to push ourselves to be the best we can that day,’ SU goaltender Liz Hogan said.At 8-7 overall, Syracuse now stands above .500 for the first time since the first week of the season. And going back to dominating the final minutes meant building precious momentum for the final stretch of the regular season.‘It was about winning the second half of the game,’ Gait said. ‘We had the first half won, so it’s 0-0 going into the second half. And I basically said if you win the second half, you win the game.’z[email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

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Caribbean urged not to be concerned about new US immigration initiative

first_imgThe United States have defended the decision to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who is seeking entry into the US, but cited Caribbean people should not fear the new rule.“Social media wasn’t so prevalent back when these documents were created…so now the government wants to update and include additional information to be with the times,” said Jeremiah Knight, Counsellor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Jamaica, adding that the aim is to have the visa forms align with technological advances.To list all social media used in past 5 yearsThe proposal, if approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), would require most immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants to list all social media identities they have used in the past five years. It will be used to vet and identify them and could affect an estimated 15 million people yearly.Extreme vettingImmigration officials said the proposals support President Donald Trump’s promise to institute “extreme vetting” of foreigners entering the United States to prevent terrorism.US citizens will have 60 days from March 30 to comment on the proposal. Knight said following the 60 days period, the comments or recommendations will be submitted to OMB for any issues to be addressed with another 30 days being allocated to deal with those issues.Washington also increasing security checksKnight, speaking on a television program, said Washington is also increasing its security checks. “Some people on social media fill it with particular organizations that might be of some concern, or their comments raise awareness to government entities, so they want to just do some balances before people (apply) for immigrant and non-immigrant visas.”He said the processing time of visa applications will not be affected due to the increased information required and urged applicants to “be honest and complete” with the document.Previously, under rules instituted last May, consular officials were instructed to collect social media identifiers only when they determined that such information is required to confirm identity or conduct more rigorous national security vetting.The American Civil Liberties Union expressed concern, saying the move would have a “chilling” effect on freedom of speech and association.last_img read more

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Ipsa to double power generation

first_imgIndependent power producer Independent Power Southern Africa (Ipsa) is to double the generating capacity of the coal-fired power plant it is developing in the Eastern Cape province, from 500 megawatts to 1 000 megawatts, by the addition of new steam turbine units. “The board believes that there is a significant competitive advantage for Ipsa in meeting South Africa’s chronic shortage of generation capacity by bringing significant additional capacity into service in South Africa in the shortest possible time-frame to help alleviate the current power crisis in the region,” the company said. As a result, Ipsa and Strategic Natural Resources have agreed new terms to increase the scale of the power plant, and to transport coal from the mine to other parts of the Eastern Cape. Ipsa already owns and operates a gas-fired plant in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, which was the first independent power plant in South Africa, and is also developing 1 600 megawatts of combined cycle gas turbine generation capacity at the Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth. According to a statement by Ipsa earlier this month, the company has been developing a mine-mouth power plant at the Indwe-based mine, which controlled by Elitheni Coal. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material In order to accelerate the construction of its initial coal-fired capacity, Ipsa is focusing on the installation of circulating fluidised bed boilers of around 75 megawatts each. “These imported boilers, which are of proven technology and manufactured to standards accepted in South Africa, have a shorter delivery and installation time, around two years to commissioning, compared with the four- to five-year lead time of the large-scale boilers favoured by Eskom and international developers,” Ipsa said. Faster boiler delivery times and an ability to source matching smaller steam turbines means that Ipsa is able to cut development time at Indwe and other locations around the Eastern Cape, so that the first generating units are commissioned by 2010. Proven technology Competitive advantage Ipsa also plans to develop between 250 and 300 megawatts of power at two different sites, while a second phase includes a further 400 megawatt expansion to the Indwe plant and at least 300 megawatts for a plant to be built near East London – where no significant on-grid capacity exists. However, Elitheni’s controlling shareholder, AIM-listed Strategic Natural Resources, announced an increase in the mine’s proven and inferred coal reserves and also commenced commercial operations by the start of the month. SAinfo reporter 22 September 2008last_img read more

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Imprisoned, Attacked & Dead Bloggers Increases Worldwide in 2009

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The report is a profoundly depressing read. As tech journalists writing from the soft comfort of our homes, it’s easy to forget that in many places of the world, the simple act of posting something to a blog has lethal repercussions. Elections, politics and the economy were the primary reasons bloggers ended up in jail. While China is the worst, Iran, Tunisia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Uzbekistan also frequently monitor or block websites and blogs. From the report: “Two Azerbaijani bloggers, who were sentenced to two years in prison for making a film mocking the political elite.The Turkmen Internet remains under total state control. Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer is still in jail, while the famous Burmese comedian Zarganar still has 34 years of his prison sentence to serve. Victims of Internet policing also include such leading figures in the defence of online free expression as China’s Hu Jia and Liu Xiaobo and Vietnam’s Nguyen Trung and Dieu Cay. “In South Korea, a blogger was wrongfully detained for commenting on the country’s disastrous economic situation. Around six netizens in Thailand were arrested or harassed just for making a connection between the king’s health and a fall in the Bangkok stock exchange.”In March, Reporters Sans Frontières will launch what it’s calling the Enemies of the Internet campaign to highlight the countries affected by online intimidation and censorship.Photo by Amir Darafsheh, Tehran, Iran. According to a report released today [PDF] by Reporters Sans Frontières, the number of bloggers around the world arrested because of their online work jumped from 59 to 151 between 2008 and 2009, an increase of 155%. Additionally, one blogger died in prison and 61 were physically assaulted. The most infamous cases perhaps occurred during the violent unrest in Iran following Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection. But RSF said the number of overall arrests and attacks can actually be traced to crackdowns in at least 10 countries.“The number of countries affected by online censorship has doubled from one year to the next – a disturbing tendency that shows an increase in control over new media as millions of netizens get active online,” said Lucie Morillon, head of the group’s Internet and Freedoms Desk. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting abraham hyatt Tags:#Blogging#web last_img read more

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Sri Lanka’s supportive fan following in finals of World Cup 2007

first_imgSunil GavaskarThe Indian sub continent will be relieved that there’s a team from the region which has reached the final. It’s the good old fashioned virtue of the sub continent-patience- which has seen Sri Lanka enter their second World Cup final. The last time they made it to the final,,Sunil GavaskarThe Indian sub continent will be relieved that there’s a team from the region which has reached the final. It’s the good old fashioned virtue of the sub continent-patience- which has seen Sri Lanka enter their second World Cup final. The last time they made it to the final, they won the World Cup in Lahore under the combative Arjuna Ranatunga’s leadership and on the back of the blazing starts provided by Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana and the silken smooth strokeplay of Aravinda de Silva. The current captain Mahela Jayawardene is definitely not likely to get under the opponents’ skin like Ranatunga used to, and if anything as a batsman, he is even smoother than de Silva was. Before Aravinda de Silva, there was Roy Dias, who made batting look easy and was a joy to watch even if he kept you on the field chasing the red ball.When Jayawardene came in to bat in the semi-final, Sri Lanka had lost their first two wickets for 67 in the 14th over and the out-ofform Upul Tharanga was at the crease. The skipper quickly realised that the Kiwis had done their homework and were not offering any width at all and were bowling a much fuller length which restricted the arc of swing. So he bided his time, picked the ball for singles and played himself in. There were plenty of overs still left to launch an assault later. Jayawardene’s plans worked brilliantly. Tharanga found his touch to score at a run-a-ball and Chamara Silva kept the momentum going, allowing the skipper to play the way he wanted. If an Indian batsman had batted like Jayawardene did in those early overs, the supporters at the ground would have booed him and those watching at home would have thrown things at their TV sets. Jayawardene’s ton has to be one of the best world cup innings everThe SriLankan captain’s patience had a purpose behind it and that was to keep wickets in hand till the final 10 overs. When those overs began, he had the innovative Tillakaratne Dilshan batting with him. Dilshan is a cricketer in the Ranatunga mould, only much slimmer, and he loves a challenge. Those last 10 overs went for more than 100 runs as Jayawardene unfurled the full range of his shots which make him such a sublime batsman. His century has to be one of the best World Cup innings ever and the Kiwis had little idea how to contain him or where to bowl. The final overs of the innings often can change the mood in the camps. If the attack is torn to shreds as the Lankans did, the side chasing the target is demoralised and the side defending the total goes in with a spring in their steps. If the counterattack does not come immediately, the side chasing is under more pressure. The Kiwis lost their skipper early, and Lasith Malinga made life even more difficult as the Kiwi batsmen were unable to pick him. To add to the agony, Muttiah Muralitharan came on and wove his magic and shut off all escape routes.The Sri Lankans also displayed another sub continental trait. They released their grip on the game and allowed the last wicket to flourish. Not only did it delay the win but it also reduced the margin of victory to less than 100 runs. In a sport where psychology plays a big part, a thumping win by over 100 runs sends the kind of signals the next opponent does not want. But by letting things drift, the Lankans lost out on the big morale booster.Now that they have reached the final, they will have to settle the anxiety pangs that a final always creates. Unlike the other semi-finalists, they have one extra day of rest as well as one more day to think about the finals. They will be getting millions of messages from their countrymen, and while these are always welcome and most appreciated, they do add to the pressure of living up to their expectations. The Sri Lankan fan is a lot more patient and tolerant than the Indian fan, and that will make it that much easier for them.The Lankans also have some players from their 1996 World Cup winning squad in their ranks in the Caribbean, and they will no doubt tell the others what the pressures can be and how to handle the nerves.That’s going to be the easy part. Going out there and delivering will actually decide if they repeat 1996 or not. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be writing an exclusive column for INDIA TODAY all through the World Cup.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Why IT SHOULD Be Involved in Marketing Software Decisions

first_img Why do you need to bring in IT? Join the debate!  Do you think IT teams should or Topics: This is part of 2 articles regarding the debate about the role Internet technology (IT) departments should play in making marketing software decisions.  Read part one, ” At the end of the day, your IT department will appreciate you for getting them involved in the process.  If you don’t, Photo courtesy of 2. IT may not want the maintenance but will be called in anyway prepare to buy lots of donuts 3. Marketing does not understand IT a full strategy Decision Making . in place is the key to any large Web project.  I even agree with Matt that IT should not make the final decision.  However, failing to bring IT into the process after you’ve narrowed down your software choices to 3-5 different products or platforms practically guarantees failure.  At the very minimum, it guarantees a lack of IT resources dedicated to you and continues to sour the already contentious IT/Marketing relationship. and learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine. Learn how to redesign your website with an internet marketing strategy in mind with Mike Volpe, HubSpot’s VP of Marketing. Originally published Feb 22, 2010 12:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 1. Your IT team needs to plan for your project Download the Webinar Now Erin Vermeer . Let’s face it: any software or Web project is going to touch IT somehow.  Even something as simple as moving your website requires IT to do something.  By bringing in IT early, you can allow them to plan to dedicate some of their resources to your project. . If you want IT’s time and attention (you know you will need it at some point during the project), try to understand their priorities.  Businesses cannot survive without their technology, so IT’s primary purpose is to keep the virtual lights on.  That puts your request at the end of a very long list.  If you get IT involved in your decision-making process early on, you have a better guarantee of IT’s resources when you need them. have a hand in making marketing software decisions? I agree with Matt that having shouldn’t Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Why IT Shouldn’t Be Involved in Marketing Software Decisions ,” written by HubSpot Inbound Marketing Specialist, Matt Sullivan. Free Webinar: Website Redesign for 2010 . Matt’s 7-hour car trip aside (7 hours in a car, 7 years as head of two IT departments — same thing, right?), anyone in IT can tell you that, despite trying to get out of it, they’ll have to help you out with maintenance of anything that touches computers.  Very little is as frustrating as being surprised with product questions for a product you didn’t know existed.  Oh, and don’t forget that the marketing department just might complain to executives that IT doesn’t know what it’s doing when IT can’t answer that surprise question…last_img read more

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10 Big Marketing Stories That You Might Have Missed This Week

first_img – Does your business use Twitter? If so, learn from Search Engine Land how to use your account to help improve your Google rankings. – If you have been thinking about video blogging, check out this article from Search Engine Journal. It just might convince you to start. How To Use Twitter To Boost Your Google Rankings – If you are a business that is blogging, it can be a great idea to look at other successful business blogs to help you understand what they are doing that contributes to their success. Social Media Examiner has a great post highlighting 10 examples. How To Create A [Good] Blogger Pitch 9. – If you are interested in social media marketing strategy, you might want to check out this new post from the TopRank Online Marketing Blog. 23 Reasons To Add Video Blogging To Your Content Repertoire Social Media Marketing: Strategy to Commerce 10 Marketing Stories to Know This Week – While many people may want the press release to die, it is still hanging around. The folks at Copyblogger outline steps for writing one that can drive results. 6. 3. 10. umjanedoan – Bloggers can be a hard group of people to influence. Social Media Explorer shares some knowledge on how to pitch them with your story idea. The 6 Essential Steps to Writing a 
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3 Ways to Build an Awesome Social Selling Machine

first_img 3. Manage Your Reputation Ten years ago it was hard for your reputation to travel. Now with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc… if you have a less than positive interaction with a prospect word is going to spread…fast.  As I said in the previous paragraph, a sale is no longer solely about the close. The sale continues well beyond when the prospect signs on the line that is dotted.  In fact the sale keeps getting made for the majority of the relationship. Making sure your customers remain happy will not only keep them coming back, but it will also help you attract new customers. While building and maintaining a phenomenal reputation is no easy task, the benefits make it well worth the trouble.  1. Do Your Research Social Media The fact is the internet has fundamentally changed the way people are buying things which, if you follow the logic, fundamentally changes the way we sell.  Originally published Mar 22, 2011 12:01:00 PM, updated October 01 2013 The ease with which one can research is not just limited to customers. As sales people, we have the ability to research our prospects just as easily as they can do research on what we have to offer. In order to be successful you’re going to need to truly understand what your customer needs and how you can provide them with the right solution. It’s no longer about what a great guy you are and whether or not you are going to take them to a nice lunch.  Instead, it’s about whether you can actually offer them the best solution possible. You should be asking at least as many questions as the prospect. Think about what value are you adding to the transaction? What are they looking to achieve? How can you help them get there? And if you can’t help, then tell them that.  Here’s why. The thesis behind HubSpot’s success is that people are becoming incredibly good at doing research on the internet. If people have a problem they are looking to solve, most of the time they’ll have a good idea of how to search out a solution. Because of this, when a prospect lands on your website and contacts you via email, phone, or by filling out your lead form the chances are pretty high that they are a good fit for you.  If you want to learn more about how to build a Glengarry Glen Ross is one of my favorite movies, but long gone are the days when you can succeed with the unobstructed focus on “A.B.C” (Always Be Closing). The key to selling in 2011 is not the clever positioning statement about your product but what questions you ask to understand clearly what your prospect needs to be successful. Instead of following “ABC” I coach my team to “A.B.L” (Always Be Listening).  Ask the right questions, listen closely and the close will become clear for you and your prospect without fancy closing techniques. SEO 2. Always Be Listening Use the tools available like LinkedIn and Facebook to find out as much as you can about your prospects.   If you’re selling to another business, go to their website and check out what they do. Don’t just give it a quick glance over. Dive deep into their business, so that you can fully understand all of the ins and outs. There will continue to be many changes in technology that will affect the way people buy which impacts the way we need to sell. The important thing to remember is that selling is both an art and a science and if you don’t balance the two correctly then you aren’t going to be successful. How have changes in technology affected your selling strategy? Please answer in the comments below.  Topics: Inbound Marketing . Please Join us at MIT on April 13th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  social selling machine with HubSpot Inbound Sales Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

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