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Cavs’ Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love juggles a basketball during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)DETROIT — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love will miss Thursday night’s game against the Pistons with a sore left foot, another blow to a winless Cleveland team.Love missed three preseason games with an unspecified injury in the same foot. He was favoring his foot following Wednesday’s home loss to Brooklyn, and after traveling with the team to Detroit, the Cavs ruled him out several hours before tip-off.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NCAA Final 4 tips off Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments It’s not yet known if he will be able to play Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers.“I know he’s going to be out today,” coach Tyronn Lue said before the game. “He tried to play though it last few games, and it was hurting pretty bad.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLove scored 14 points against the Nets, who pulled away in the second half and dropped the Cavs to 0-4 in their first season since 2013-14 without LeBron James.Love is one of only three players left from Cleveland’s 2016 NBA title team. He’s averaging 19.0 points and 13.5 rebounds, but is shooting just 32.3 percent from the field. He signed a $120 million contract extension this summer.  /kga Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Northern Lights College Grads

first_imgA UBC professor will receive this year’s Honorary Associate of Arts Degree, during Fort St. John Campus Northern Lights College graduation ceremonies tomorrow.They’re scheduled to begin at 2pm at the North Peace Cultural Centre and, the College will then host a gathering for Doctor Robin Ridington at the NLC campus from 7 to 9pm.Professor Ridington holds a PhD in Anthropology, from Harvard University and, is being recognized by the NLC for his contributions, to northeast BC aboriginal studies.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 41 | Farm Starts, Beef Policy and Farmland Values

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by Agrigold, Ty Higgins and Matt Reese are joined by Abby Motter. Abby will be joining the team as an intern for the first few months of 2018! This week, learn more about Farm Starts as Joel Penhorwood visits with Helene Bergren about the program helping young and beginning farmers. Matt talks beef policy with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s VP of Government Affairs Colin Woodall and Ty calls up Randy Dickhut from National Farmers Company to visit about farmland values in Ohio and the Midwest.last_img read more

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Droid’s December Boom: Metrics Show Device Use Doubled in One Month

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts jolie odell Already, the Motorola Droid is the leading Android device on AdMob’s radar, generating a third of all the network’s requests in December. Released just under two months ago, it’s already the top-selling Android device on the market, a title it’s held since a scant fortnight after its launch.Granted, AdMob’s metrics show a small slice of mobile device usage. But they’ve consistently been reliable in showing what mobile users use and need and in predicting trends. We are internally excited about what Android-powered devices will do in the market in the months to come, and I am personally quite optimistic about Droid adoption specifically.Let us know what you think in the comments, particularly if you’re a fanboy or fangirl of a particular device! What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#web The Android platform has grown exponentially since mid-2009, but December’s stats show a particular factor that might help catapult the platform to greater heights of user adoption.In figures just released from mobile advertising company AdMob, the Droid singlehandedly boosted calls to their network by nearly 300 million requests while stats for HTC Magic devices remained static and those for HTC’s Dream model actually decreased. In terms of consumer use of the network and acceleration of device popularity, it seems we have a winner.Having been compared extensively with the iPhone, the Droid stands up solidly even under extensive scrutiny. And in terms of 3G network access, we’ve personally seen fewer issues than with any other mobile carrier we’ve tried to date. (Note: I’m a Droid owner and a former iPhone user. I’ve also suffered through my share of BlackBerries, Palms and their ilk.) If any device is to become the iPhone killer, it will be the Droid or something very close to it (here’s looking at you, Nexus One).AdMob’s numbers show that requests from all Android-driven devices increased by 97 percent between October to December in 2009, totaling more than 1 billion requests in December alone. The open platform has also seen a refreshing diversity of devices and manufacturers. AdMob shows that in December, 56 percent of requests were from HTC devices, 39 percent were from Motorola devices and 5 percent were manufactured by from Samsung. And in December, seven devices generated more than three percent of requests each: the Motorola Droid, HTC Dream, HTC Magic, HTC Hero, Motorola CLIQ, HTC Droid Eris and the Samsung Moment. This stat represents a significant increase from just three devices in October (HTC Dream, HTC Magic, and HTC Hero). Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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Why Twitter Buzz ≠ Movie Ticket Sales

first_imgMost film studios operate under the assumption that the more buzz and positive sentiment a movie has on Twitter, the better the movie will perform at the box office. It ain’t necessarily so…Instead, it’s quality over quantity. Or maybe, influencers over volume. That is the basic formula for determining what works when it comes to whether or not the number of tweets equals movie ticket sales. As studios fork over big money for their end-of-year Oscar runs and social media campaigns, new research by the social advertising company 140 Proof is threatening to poke a gaping hole in those marketing plans. 140 Proof looked at 25 major Hollywood films released in 2012, compiling data on each movie’s social media activity (mentions and hashtags) two weeks before, and two weeks after the release. It found that the number of overall Twitter mentions is a poor predictor of box office sales (unlike tweet volume and Television ratings). What did correlate to box office success was the number of tweets from influential tastemakers – those films had greater potential for positive revenue. In other words, just creating more overall tweets can be ineffective in getting people into theatres, unless those tweets come from people whose voices have weight. Based on these findings, 140 Proof has partnered with Sony Pictures, Universal, AMC and HBO to analyze and forecast anticipated ticket sales and reach targeted audiences through social ads.  Not All Movie Lovers Are Created EqualJon Elvekrog, the chief executive of 140 Proof, says what’s really going on here is movie marketers employing the same tactics on Twitter that they’ve been using for online advertising: Aiming for reach instead of engaging with key influencers. His model turns that around. “For studios that are looking at social, it comes down to making sure your efforts reach tastemakers, whether that’s through influencer programs or using targeted social ads.”“Driving ticket sales is direct advertising,” Elvekrog said. “While movies typically aim for mass market appeal, the findings in our data showed that if you get specific influencers to talk about the movie, that conversation has more bearing on ticket sales than a massive volume of conversation from the broader market.”Suranga Chandratillake, the founder and chief strategy officer at video search engine blinkx, thinks this model works – based on his own analysis of how blinkx monitors social channels. “You can look at all tweets to know if your marketing is working, and you can look at influencer tweets to know if your product is working,” he said. “Movie Marketing Is DifferentSo is this model specifically suited to work for films, and just on Twitter, or is there a larger message here? Elvekrog says the tactics used for deciphering film may not be as effective for traditional marketing, but it’s a field he admits his data hasn’t focused on. Instead, he thinks the model would be perfect for predicting sales of retail items. And he thinks predicting the success of television content would fall into the same category as films (although data from Nielsen suggests that television success is more volume based, perhaps because most of it is free). A more likely use of his model is a direct link between reaching influencers to drive consumer sales, rather than increasing overall visibility. “The tactics and approach that may work for a typical marketer, like Coke or GM to raise brand visibility, is proving not to be as effective for movie studios who need to get people to take an immediate action: Buy movie tickets,” Elvekrog said. “Product release: Games, autos, consumer goods, we see the phenomenon being particularly transferable to any event-based promotion where you’re working within a specific timeframe,” he said.Managing The Hype CycleKelly Lux, a social media strategist at Syracuse University’s iSchool agrees that model can work for retail. But she warns that an important determining factor for success is a less controllable variable, consumer sentiment, which can make or break sales. “This is transferable on a smaller scale to any kind of product launch that you can create hype around,” Lux said. “Sentiment is what’s important, and that can be much more difficult to parse out… Once the product lands in consumer hands it’s much more difficult for the brand to direct the sentiment the way they want.”Chandratillake also supported this reasoning and the predictive potential of influential tweets.“Whether you can apply this method to other industries, I think the answer is absolutely yes,” he said. “Adoption, i.e. actual purchases or actions, a bit like the box office numbers, correlate best to tweet volume by influencers, while buzz, i.e. people being aware of the product or campaign, correlate quite well to tweet mentions in general. “Leveraging TwitterElvekrog says the key to making Twitter work to drive sales is getting marketers to target the right people to help make the product known. His tip: Use the tools social-media offers. “Awareness is huge for marketers, especially those tasked with cultivating a long-lasting brand,” he said. “Social is amazing for brand awareness, particularly when you’re incorporating social data such as Likes, Pins and Twitter followers to deliver a brand message.”On the horizon, there’s been a lot of talk about using Twitter for stock picking. Small businesses are already doing it, so why not Wall St. firms? ETF Trends reports that investors are turning to social media over traditional news and the largest firms are working to create meaningful online relationships and communities. That could open opportunities for sentiment and analysis companies such as Boston-based Crimson Hexagon, and Indianapolis’ Fizziology. But according to Elvekrog, it’s not the same: “This could be because stock trading seems like it is sentiment driven when it is actually more fact driven,” Elvekrog said. “Or perhaps it is just because consumer sentiment and investing don’t have strong correlations. However, as the findings of our analysis show, consumer sentiment and consumer product acceptance are clearly correlated.”Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.  A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit adam popescu Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#entertainment#film#social media center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts last_img read more

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a month agoArsenal determined to find taker for Mesut Ozil

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal determined to find taker for Mesut Ozilby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal remain determined to find a taker for Mesut Ozil.The Sun says the Gunners are now considering offloading him in January and will contribute to his monster wages, much like Manchester United with Alexis Sanchez.United are thought to be paying £425,000 of the Chilean’s £505,00-a-week wages while he is at Inter Milan.Unai Emery has rarely used Ozil during his time at the Emirates.And the former Real Madrid star has started just one game in the Premier League this season – playing 71 minutes of the 2-2 draw with Watford.Emery had appeared set on flogging Ozil over the summer – either permanently or on loan.Turkish giants Fenerbahce expressed interest in taking the midfielder, but couldn’t come close to affording his outrageous wage demands. last_img read more

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Womens basketball Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff faces off against former mentor

“I couldn’t say enough positive things about what that was like when I had a chance to work with her,” McGuff said. “Fantastic person, great coach, been a great friend of our family for a long time. Tough to go against people you care about but it’ll be an exciting game and a great opportunity for us.”McGraw has been the head coach of the Irish for 30 years. She is a seasoned veteran of tournament play, with seven trips to the Sweet 16 and two to the Final Four under her belt. McGraw has led her program to four runner-up seasons and one national championship.McGuff first met McGraw when he interviewed at Notre Dame after one season of assistant coaching at Miami of Ohio.“I was fortunate enough to get the job,” McGuff said. “That was really a life-changing event for me.”In their time coaching together, the pair took their team to an NCAA tournament appearance every year and a national championship in 2001. To this day, it is the only national championship either coach has won.McGuff stayed with the Irish until he accepted a head coaching position at Xavier in 2002. McGuff said that McGraw prepared him for the next level and taught him how to run a winning program.“She (runs a program) as well as anybody in the country,” McGuff said. “Just the organization, the structure of how things work. How to treat people well and what you get in return. She was great to work for. Had high expectations, which is an environment that I wanted to work in, but also will allow her assistants to do their jobs and really impact the program.”In addition to this, McGuff met his wife while they were both on the coaching staff at Notre Dame.“She’ll be pulling for us,” McGuff said. “Obviously that program means a lot to her as well, but she’ll certainly be pulling for us.”This season, Notre Dame and OSU are each playing their best basketball at the right time. No. 5 OSU advanced to the Sweet 16 after topping No. 4 seed Kentucky, while the No. 1 Irish defeated No. 9 Purdue, 88-82 in overtime.“They’re a great team,” said redshirt junior Linnae Harper. “Been great for years, have a great program, a great coach. Now it’s just about us focusing on ourselves. Preparation for that game, attention to detail, just doing the little things.”Last season, the Buckeyes made it to the Sweet 16, where they fell short against Tennessee, 78-62. But this year, the team is more experienced and eager to advance.“We’re deeper, we’re more experienced, we’re just better,” McGuff said.  “Last year, I thought the kids did a great job … we found a way to end on a pretty high note. We didn’t play well in the Sweet 16, but we ran into a really good Tennessee team. But I think we’re in a much different place this year. I like where we are and I like the opportunity that’s in front of us.” OSU coach Kevin McGuff during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18, 2016 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern file photoWhen the Ohio State women’s basketball team takes on No. 1 seed Notre Dame this Friday, Buckeye coach Kevin McGuff will see a familiar face across the court. Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw served as a mentor to McGuff, who was an assistant under the Fighting Irish coach for six years. read more

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Loneliness Epidemic Has Simple Cure

first_imgMurthy says that loneliness has become an epidemic. and Nurse Researcher Dr. Shannon Holloway says the cure is human connection, and because of isolation, new parents and the elderly are most likely to be afflicted. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-loneliness-epidemic-has-simple-cure.mp3VmDorene-on-loneliness-epidemic-has-simple-cure.mp300:00RPd Fearless Wellness Doctor Deb Kiley: “Turn to the person next to you and just say hello. Reaching out to someone in line is a great way to have social interaction, and when you do something that is kind for someone else it comes back to you multiplied.” 37% of men and 34% of women admit to being lonely, according to data collected by AARP, and the impact of that is more than just the blues. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享It’s cold, it’s dark, and the end and beginning of the year can remind us of unhappy memories. It is a time when some people can be forgotten. Fearless Wellness Doctor Deb Kiley says the answer is simple. She says finding meaningful connection can be as simple as looking up from your phone. Fearless Wellness Doctor Deb Kiley: “On the Kenai, where people may live far away from their nearest neighbor, social isolation can also be a problem. So when you have the opportunity to speak with someone in person, reach out.” Former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy: “Loneliness is associated with a reduction in your lifespan that is as severe as a reduction in lifespan seen from smoking 15 cigarettes a day, it is greater than the impact on mortality of obesity.”last_img read more

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