Man Shot at 21st and Treat Late Friday Night

first_img“I noticed the guy coming this way, towards Folsom” J.V.M. said. “Half a minute later, he came around and popped up right here,” he said, indicating a spot just in front of the grocery store where J.V.M. was celebrating with a group of men including the victim, who he said was in his early 30s and a long-time friend. “He asked him ‘Are you from this area?’”At that point, J.V.M. and the victim said “We’re not from the gangs” and tried to distance themselves from the suspect, who J.V.M. described as in his early 20s. The suspect then pulled out an automatic weapon — similar to a mini-Uzi, J.V.M. said — and fired around 12 shots at the victim, hitting him 3-4 times in the back as he fled from the shooter.“He shot him from the middle of the street,” said a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous. The neighbor called 911 immediately after hearing the shooting at 11:08 p.m. and said he saw a silver van parked across from the grocery store waiting for the shooter. “He ran south towards the stopped van. It was definitely organized.”The scene of the shooting. Photo courtesy of a neighbor.As soon as the shots rang out, J.V.M. said that the victim’s brother, who had also been celebrating with the group, tailed the fleeing Jeep because he happened to be fetching his own car.“[He] tailed him bumper to bumper,” J.V.M. said. He was still unsure whether the brother had caught up to the fleeing suspects and gave the brother’s information to police officers on site so they could coordinate with him. “That’s what we’re trying to find out now.”J.V.M. said the victim has four children and that he did not know his current condition, and the police knew only that he had been transported to the hospital.We will update this post as we receive new information. 0% A man of was shot shortly after 11 p.m. Friday night outside of El Porvenir grocery store on 21st and Treat. He was quickly transported to San Francisco General Hospital, though his status is unknown.“One adult male was shot,” said Tony Montoya, a police sergeant at the scene. Montoya said some 10 shots were fired, though he did not know how many hit the victim.A friend of the victim, who called himself J.V.M., said a group had been celebrating a birthday and drinking beers outside of El Porvenir just before the shooting.“We were celebrating a night here, drinking a couple of beers,” said J.V.M., when a light-blue or silver Jeep Grand Cherokee — 2012 model, J.V.M. said — parked across 21st Street and unloaded a passenger, who started walking around the block.center_img Tags: crimes • shootings Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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Two Cars Flip Over in Mission Within HalfHour

first_img 0% Tags: cars • mission street • traffic Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% UPDATE 9/9/16: San Francisco Police report that the woman who was struck on Mission Street, a 62-year-old woman, is in life-threatening condition, having suffered traumatic brain injury. The driver of the car that flipped, a 51-year-old man, was arrested. Police now report the man struck six or seven parked cars before flipping over, and that the victim was getting into her car when the suspect’s vehicle struck her.Original Story:Two collisions within a half our of one another were reported in the Mission District on Thursday afternoon, both of them resulting in flipped vehicles. Two people – one from each crash – were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to San Francisco Fire Department Spokesperson Mindy Talmadge.At 16th and Mission streets, the driver of a gray Jeep traveling southbound appears to have hit three parked cars and then flipped over at 3:02 p.m., according to a police spokesperson and witnesses. “I just seen a car going and it swerved and hit one car after another. It hit a few cars and flipped over,” said one witness, who did not give his name. “There was somebody that was putting money in the meter and she fell down. All of the people came up and grabbed the [driver].”The witness said the driver was the only person in the moving Jeep. The owner of the Jeep, who did not give her name, said she had loaned the car to her ex-husband, and that the driver was all right. Police had no information on the driver’s condition. No information was available about the condition of the driver.A woman in her 50s was struck and was thrown some seven feet into the air, however, according to Officer Carlos Manfredi, a police spokesperson. Manfredi said he did not know the extent of the injuries sustained or how many were sent to the hospital from the crash, but added that there was no indication yet whether or not drugs or alcohol were involved.Buses and cars were rerouted onto South Van Ness Avenue until at least 5 p.m., snarling traffic in surrounding streets.13th and South Van Ness At 13th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, a silver Toyota pickup truck and car were involved in a collision that left one of the vehicles flipped over at around 3:31 p.m. According to a police officer at the scene, the Toyota was towing an open box trailer and driving south along South Van Ness when the driver ran a red light and collided with a white Mustang. The collision separated the trailer from the pickup truck, resulting in the trailer hitting a parked at a red light headed north on South Van Ness.The Toyota was carrying its driver and a dog, and only one person was reportedly in the Mustang. One person was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition following the collision.We will update this story as more information becomes available. Car flipped over at 16th and Mission, woman struck, multiple transports, injuries unknown. pic.twitter.com/Aaah6klloX— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) September 8, 2016last_img read more

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SAINTS secured their first home win over Warringto

first_imgSAINTS secured their first home win over Warrington since Knowsley Road with a barnstorming 32-24 victory.They ran up five tries in a dominate performance before the Wolves scored couple late on.The defence, at times, was simply too good for the visitors and it cemented Saints’ position at the top of the table.The Wolves came into the game having won every away trip Saints since 2011.They named a unchanged side whilst Saints brought back Amor following his suspension and the James Roby who was on the bench.Both sides started cagily, completing their sets and kicking deep.On four minutes Makinson and Dawson put in strong runs but it was a 70 metre break by Ryan Atkins and Kevin Penny that put Saints in danger.The home side scrambled and quenched the attack and then won a penalty after strong run from Travis Burns.Swift had two chances to put Saints ahead before Warrington had an opportunity with Stefan Ratchford.One side had to produce something special to break the deadlock – and it was your Saints. Hohaia got it away to Burns who linked with Masoe for Wilkin to feed Joe Greenwood on a fantastic line.Burns with the extras.Warrington tried to force away back but were guilty of overplaying a little.But when they forced a dropout in the 25th minute and won a penalty, Saints needed to scramble.Unfortunately, they got caught out at dummy half and Daryl Clark put down – Ratchford converting – to level matters.At 6-6 the game was finely balanced until Saints chanced their arm on the last.The ball went left to Turner, he eyed a gap, kicked on – it came off the back of Penny and straight into the arms of Jon Wilkin for his first of the season.The Skipper scoreth and then giveth – laying on the perfect long pass for Adam Swift to increase the lead with less than 10 minutes left in the first half.Leading 18-6, Saints gained a dropout early in the second half following Ratchford’s inability to field Burns’ penalty attempt.Swift almost went over in the corner and Turner was unlucky when he recovered a high ball.The Wolves gained two penalties in a row and Higham nipped over from dummy half to make it game on.Saints came back, forced a drop out, won a penalty and LMS barged over from close range.Scrambling defence from Matty Dawson stopped a certain score on 58 minutes and Saints then defended a repeat set and two penalties.And, on the last tackle, a wonder tackle forced Kevin Penny into touch.Saints turned that defence into attack. On Warrington’s next play Vea forced an interception, ran 70 metres and Tommy Makinson went over in the corner.Penny replied with ten minutes to go after a clearing kick was charged down and then a scrappy period of play saw the Wolves gain penalties and another shot at the try line.Hill taking full advantage of some poor defence.Saints won a penalty in the final stages and Burns slotted it for 32-24 – a scoreline that was in reality was more comfortable than it seemed.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Greenwood, Wilkin, Swift, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, MakinsonGoals: Burns (6 from 6)Wolves: Tries: Clark, Higham, Penny, HillGoals: Ratchford (1 from 1), O’Brien (3 from 3)Penalties: Saints: 8Wolves: 12HT: 18-6FT:  32-24REF: Ben ThalerATT:12,618Teams:Saints:20. Paul Wellens; 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 22. Matty Dawson, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Travis Burns, 12. Jon Wilkin; 14. Alex Walmsley, 16. Lance Hohaia, 10. Kyle Amor, 21. Joe Greenwood, 11. Atelea Vea, 18. Luke Thompson.Subs: 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 19. Greg Richards.Wolves: 6. Stefan Ratchford; 24. Kevin Penny, 17. Ben Currie, 4. Ryan Atkins, 1. Matty Russell; 3. Chris Bridge, 20. Gareth O’Brien; 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Ashton Sims, 26. Joe Philbin, 18. James Laithwaite, 12. Ben Westwood.Subs: 14. Micky Higham, 15. Roy Asotasi, 21. Ben Evans, 27. George King.last_img read more

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Chosen by a poll of every Betfred Super League pla

first_imgChosen by a poll of every Betfred Super League player, the award is presented to the individual deemed by his peers to have had the biggest impact in the Betfred Super League this season.Roby and Barba join Wigan’s John Bateman on the shortlist.The most prestigious individual honour in Rugby League was renamed the Steve Prescott Man of Steel in 2014, in memory of the sport’s hugely respected player, former St Helens, Hull FC, Wakefield player Steve Prescott MBE.The award will be presented at the event hosted in Manchester on Monday October 8 and it will also feature other awards, including Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Foundation of the Year and Young Player of the Year.For the latter, our forward Matty Lees has been named alongside Castleford Tigers half-back Jacob Trueman and Leeds full back Jack Walker.Players must be under 21 years of age at the start of the season to be considered for the Young Player of the Year award.Congrats to all and best of luck!last_img read more

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Humpday Health Gym tools for cardio and weight lifting

first_img “Most gyms have the battle ropes. Battle ropes is just a hate-love relationship because you hate to do it but the results that you get, you are going to love,” said health expert Evonne Varady.Kettlebells are incredibly versatile in that they come in a variety of sizes and there are plenty of different workouts you can use them for.“They were doing the kettlebell swing. She was adding squats into it. Kettlebells do come in all different sizes too, so you can start off with a five-pound. I think they go up to like a 70-pound,” said Varady.Related Article: Not exercising may be more deadly than smoking, study findsThe sled may look easy at first glance, but you’ll definitely feel the burn once you start pushing.“Once you get into the position to push that sled, everything is on fire. The back of your hamstrings, your quads, your glutes, your core, you got your back and your shoulders all into it pushing,” said Varady.Incorporating any of these three tools can freshen up your workout and help achieve all your fitness goals in the process. Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Cardio and weight lifting are two of the key exercises that many people do, but a few tools at the gym will allow you to do both at the same time.Weighted battle ropes are great for a full body workout that packs on the mass and burns a few calories as well.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Dublin residents vote for alcohol sales at stores and restaurants

first_img Would restaurants be allowed to sell wine? Yes, by a vote of 79-36. That was the same margin that said yes to wine in stores.So it’s official! Alcohol can be sold at restaurants and stores in the Town of Dublin. DUBLIN, NC (WWAY) — If you enjoy beer or wine, there are a lot of places in our area where you cannot buy them including the Town of Bladen in Bladen County. Voters were asked whether to change that and they said yes.The Town of Dublin is no longer dry. There were four separate ballot questions. First whether to sell malt beverages on premises and it passes 75-38, then to allow beer sales off premises which was a slightly wider margin at 78-36.- Advertisement – last_img

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New tax legislation means big savings for small breweries

first_img John Savard, CEO and co-owner of the Wilmington Brewing Company, is excited about what those tax cuts could mean for his business.“The federal tax being cut in half is going to help us a great deal, saving us $10,000 next year, and maybe up by a third the next year, $13,000, and the year after that, $20,000 or something like that.”As Savard and his wife Michelle look to grow their business, paying less in taxes will allow those resources to be better spent in their favor.Related Article: DOJ: Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016“We want to have certain beers make it all the way to Charlotte and Asheville, and to make that happen we need to have another driver, another salesperson, and with this tax law we hope that we can afford another sales and distribution guy.”Although the federal tax cuts will be a big help, Savard hopes the state of North Carolina will follow suit.“The state still has a little bit of a ways to go, we hope that they follow the federal government’s lead and kind of cut our taxes a little bit because the North Carolina beer market is huge.”While Savard is thankful for the potential opportunities associated with these tax cuts, he says he and other brewery owners are not the only ones who will benefit.“Everybody’s brewery is going to do a little bit better, every bottle shop is going to do slightly better, and every restaurant that’s buying these beers is going to do a little bit better, and it’ll be just better for everybody. A rising tide lifts all boats.” WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Friday, President Trump signed into law the most significant tax legislation in three decades. The overhaul includes tax cuts that are projected to save the alcohol industry $4.2 billion over a two year period.Small breweries will see a 50 percent reduction for the first 60,000 barrels of beer they sell, dropping their payment from $7 per barrel to $3.50.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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SNOW DAY FUN Dozens enjoy rare Wilmington sledding opportunity

first_img Ella Rogers said she is only hitting the streets on her board and not in the car, but loves hanging out and enjoying the snow with her neighbors.“They love it the whole, all the kids come down here to this one spot and it’s just a great time for them,” Rogers said. “They’ll hang out together and just enjoy the snow because it doesn’t happen that often here.”Rogers said she has enjoyed this snow fall more than previous snow days because she says its been softer and less painful to fall on. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — What else do you do for fun on snow days? Dozens of people climbed the hill on the corner of Ann and Front Streets in downtown Wilmington to go sledding.Many of the sledders said they live close by and come to this hill whenever it snows. Kids enjoyed riding up and down the hill all morning. Along with sledding some even brought their surf board to go down the hill.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Six month investigation leads to three arrested in Columbus County

first_img Estelle Bennett (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) Guns, cash and drugs captured. (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) Hallsboro, NC (WWAY) – Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit completed a six month-long investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Hallsboro community of Columbus County. Columbus County Sheriff’s Office received multiple complaints in reference to the defendants in this investigation and their location of residence.After an undisclosed number of undercover buys, Vice/Narcotics Detectives obtained a search warrant for 50 Oak Tree Street in Hallsboro. This morning, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit along with the assistance of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant at the above stated address. – Advertisement – Jaylon Bennett (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office)center_img James Bennett (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) Detectives also searched an out building adjacent to the primary residence. The out building was being utilized as living quarters by one of the defendants in this investigation. In the primary residence, detectives located cocaine, marijuana, a stolen firearm, and a large sum of cash. The firearm was stolen from a Columbus County residence this month. In the out building, detectives located cocaine, marijuana, MDMA “ecstasy” tablets, Oxycodone tablets, two sets of digital scales, firearms, and a large sum of cash. James Allen Bennett, also known as Stine, was residing inside of the out building. James had previously been convicted of felony drug charges. James’ mother, Estelle Bennett, also known as Queen Ester, was residing inside of the above stated residence. James’ seventeen year old son, Jaylon Bennett, was found to be in possession of the stolen firearm.Related Article: Autopsy planned after decomposing body found in Columbus CountyAt the conclusion of the investigation, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Detectives charged the three defendants in this investigation for the above crimes. They were arrested and processed at the Columbus County Detention Center where they were incarcerated for the following charges:James Allen Bennett faces 7 charges, 6 felonies and one misdemeanor relating to possession and selling several Schedule I and II level substance. He was incarcerated on a $140,000.00 secured bond.Estelle Bennett is charged with two felony counts, Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and/or Deliver Marijuana and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and/or Deliver Cocaine. Bennet was jailed on a $20,000.00 secured bondJaylon Maliek Bennett was charged with one felony count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm with a $10,000.00 secured bond.last_img read more

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Independence Mall change could begin this year

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For the first time the new owners of Independence Mall spoke about their plans for the Wilmington retail center.The Executive Vice President of Development for Rouse Properties, Eric Dinenberg, spoke at the Wilmington Biz Conference and Expo Thursday.- Advertisement – The mall is going to be renovated with some sections removed to allow for indoor and outdoor shops and restaurants. Accessibility and convenience are two concepts Rouse Properties want with the new center, but no word yet on which tenants will stay and which will leave.“We think there’s a need for a balance between traditional department stores and some of these new uses, some of these different operations and you’ll see that with this project,” Dinenberg said.The Sears section will be demolished and Dinenberg said they are still working with tenants. An announcement on who the tenants will be should be out soon.last_img read more

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WATCH Dollar General armed robbery suspect wanted

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office just released video of the suspect accused of robbing a store in Ash.It happened around 10:00 p.m. Saturday at the Dollar General located at 2085 Longwood Road.- Advertisement – Deputies say the suspect showed a gun, demanded the clerk open and get money from the safe, and then wanted money from the register after the safe could not be opened.The suspect then ran off.The male suspect was wearing a black coat, a black shirt with “Myrtle Beach” on it, a black scarf and black pants. Detectives estimate the suspect is around six feet tall and weighed approximately 250 lbs.Related Article: All cars welcome at show to raise money for Special OlympicsNo one got hurt.If you know the suspect’s identity, contact Det. Hockett at (910) 880-4856‬ or call 911.last_img read more

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Googles Insane Growth Over the Past Few Years Chart

first_imgAdvertisement Despite some lingering concerns about its transition to mobile, Google had a terrific fourth quarter. As the company reported yesterday, its full-year revenues for the first time topped $50 billion. Google’s profit for the year was also a record-breaker: $10.75 billion.To put this growth in context, Statista has created the infographic below. As this data visualization illustrates, Google has been growing at a steady pace, though its stock price has followed a more circuitous route.last_img

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Your 8 year old Mac will be able to run OS X

first_imgAdvertisement Apple on Monday unveiled OS X El Capitan, its next major update for Macs. The OS brings several performance improvements and new features to the desktop, and Mac users will be able to install it on MacBooks, iMacs and other OS X computers as soon as this summer when the first OS X 10.11 beta will be released. But what are the system requirements for running El Capitan?Online tips blog OS X Daily has listed the system requirements and compatible Macs that can run El Capitan. Unsurprisingly, the same laptops and desktops that are on Yosemite now will be able to run El Capitan when it arrives this summer (beta version) or fall (final software release).The list of El Capitan compatible Macs includes the following models:iMac (Mid-2007 or newer)MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or newer)MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or newer), (15-inch, Mid / Late 2007 or newer), (17-inch, Late 2007 or newer)MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)Xserve (Early 2009) – Advertisement – When it comes to system requirements, the blog says that the better the hardware, the smoother the experience users should get. As long as your Mac has a 64-bit CPU, you should be able to run El Capitan,OS X Daily says, adding that “beyond that, the requirements are pretty soft and forgiving.”However, Apple is focusing this year on making OS X run even smoother on older devices than previous releases, just like it does with iOS 9 for iPhones and iPads.Via Yahoo! Techlast_img read more

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5 Things Wearables Have Taught Us About Ourselves

first_imgImage Credit: coolefitness Advertisement We’re Life Hackers The popularity of wearable devices like Fitbit is fueled by the addictive logic of the quantified selfmovement if we can collect enough data about our daily routines, we can tweak our behavior to live healthier and be happier. Living a better life doesn’t have to mean dramatic changes getting a new job, moving to a new city, cutting out carbs (no!) it can be as simple as taking 1,000 more steps every day and sleeping 20 more minutes each night.This is the life hacker mentality, in which everything can be improved and upgraded for maximum performance, including ourselves. Wearable devices provide us with concrete data about the minutia of our daily routines. They can tell you exactly how long you’ve been sitting, sleeping, biking, running or standing. And based on what’s “healthy” for someone your age, height, and weight, you can set goals to improve on those numbers.We’re Competitive Motivation is key to any successful fitness routine. It’s what drags you out of bed on a cold winter morning to hit the gym before work. And it’s what convinces you to skip that second slice of cake at the office birthday party. But motivation can be hard to maintain. – Advertisement – That’s where competition comes in. Some of the top wearables for fitness have built-in systems for challenging and competing against friends (and strangers) to reach fitness goals.We Want to Look Cool Google does a lot of things very, very well: intuitive Web searches, glitch-free e-mail, insanely accurate online maps, stable mobile operating systems, the list goes on. But even the greatest heroes have their Achilles heel (Achilles, for one). Despite its incredible success, in the minds of most Americans, Google will always be a big nerd.Google Glass was supposed to be Google’s revolutionary entry into the world of wearable technology. Introduced in 2013 as a limited beta release, Google Glass was hailed as the first mass-produced smart glasses, letting users search and browse the Web, get directions, take photos and video, all with a tap of the finger or a simple voice command.We Need a Coach “You call that a push up? Pick up the pace! One more lap, full speed!”Anyone else having gym class flashbacks? The truth is that when it comes to staying motivated to exercise, we can all use a strong push. One of the greatest benefits of wearing a fitness tracking device is that it can continuously remind you of your fitness goals and motivate/guilt you into achieving them.[related-posts]Perks Trump Privacy Wearable devices collect enormous amounts of personal data. And by syncing these devices with our smartphones, we’re uploading reams of highly personal information about our every move, nap and meal into the cloud.For most of us, the convenience of wearable fitness trackers trumps any concerns over information privacy. In fact, we’re willing to give away even more personal data if it comes with a perk.[How Stuff Works]last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW The Match – Mickelson v Woods

first_imgLas Vegas. Home of the Strip, the other Eiffel Tower. Famed for many great sporting events, including Thomas Hearns vs. Marvin Hagler, Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Evel Knievel over (although not in one piece) the Grand Caesar. The madness every March that isn’t on Cleeve Hill. The routing of the Rebels in 1990. And now the 13th and 27th best golfer in the world.Yes, this is the match that we’ve all finished waiting for. A match that, 10 or 15 years ago (and perhaps even more), would most likely have gripped the attention of fans the world over. In the 2001 Masters, the pair were neck and neck heading into the final round and through the front nine, at the beginning of a decade which they would dominate between themselves. In 2004 they won three of the year’s four majors between them.Now Woods is on the way back but Mickelson is not the player of old, and it is a matchup between two players who lost all four matches at the last Ryder Cup. Oh, and it’s pay-per-view too, but there are no details on how to watch it in the UK. The joys.The shootout takes place over the 18 holes of Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The Tom Fazio designed course stretches out over 7,260 yards and is a par-72. There is no course form to go on as the course isn’t on the circuit, but both have played Fazio courses beforehand plenty in the past and Tiger Woods is said to have practised at Shadow Creek.Quail Hollow is said to be the best like for like guide and that favours Mickelson, who shot a 63 the first time he played the course and then has finished 4-4-5 in three appearances there. Tiger Woods has a better record at the other Fazio course of note, Conway Farms, although he has played there more than Phil.The Match: Tiger vs PhilShadow Creek Golf Course – Las Vegas, NVThe recent advantage lies with Tiger, but the two have never faced each other in a matchplay tournament and this format might suit Phil more, who set up the idea and who won’t lose his entire round thanks to bad driving. The 7/4 that he wins with starsports.bet is about the only recommendable bet here – if you can be bothered, that is.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK MICKELSON 5 points at 7/4 with starsports.bet PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 183.14 points(not including Premier League ante-post, or cricket)last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Sri Lanka v South Africa

first_imgThe World Cup has suddenly become wide open and Sri Lanka are the next team with a do or die game as they face South Africa at Chester-le-Street today. Sri Lanka are currently seventh, but a win today would take them just below England, who are themselves in a fight to make the last four now with New Zealand and India set to come for the hosts.That is a huge opportunity for a side that hasn’t sparkled a huge amount in this World Cup, as they face a Proteas side that is already eliminated. This has been South Africa’s worst ever World Cup – it’s only the second time that they’ve failed to make it past the first round – the last was in 1992 when they were making their World Cup debut.Their issue has been getting big totals on the board. Six of their batsmen average 29 or better, but none have made 70 in their six matches so far. Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, and Andile Phehlukwayo all made 30 but didn’t score anything more than 63 when chasing against Pakistan and a number of useful starts haven’t been turned into big scores consistently through the tournament.With the ball, they have had success – Imran Tahir has taken 10 wickets and Chris Morris is not far behind with nine to boot – and they will hope those two are joined by Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi in having a strong day with the ball.Sri Lanka are in with a shout thanks to a mix of fortunate weather events – they’ve earned two points thanks to washouts – and two tight wins, the latest coming when they shocked England at Old Trafford. They are all about the bowlers – their win against Afghanistan came thanks to outstanding spells from Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga. And against England, it was Malinga who did the damage, taking the wickets of Vince, Bairstow, Root and Butler to take the power out of England’s chase, allowing Dhananjaya de Silva to tempt chasing English batsmen into giving cheap wickets.Malinga might be Sri Lanka’s best bet to get into the South African batting line up. He was right back to his very best against England and is facing a side which has passed 300 only once – and even then they did so whilst losing nine wickets, so at some point, one will assume that he can manufacture plenty of chances.Whilst Sri Lanka have struggled for runs, and South Africa’s batsmen have struggled to make big totals, we should see a decent betting contest on a fresh Chester-le-Street pitch. England chased down 311 within 45 overs here last year and both sides will be targeting around the same total. Sri Lanka’s innings totals have been low, meaning that the race to be their top batsman is a competitive one, and but Dimuth Karunaratne, who opens, might have a better chance than most. He managed to post 52 against the Black Caps when no-one else got close on the same team, and 30 against Afghanistan before he nearly scored a century with 97 against Australia. If he avoids an early wicket, he looks to be in decent touch to have a favourite’s chance.For South Africa, Chris Morris might lead the way. He got no purchase against Pakistan, but took 3/49 against New Zealand and 3/13 against Afghanistan and a similar effort will give him a strong.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka Top Wicket Taker 1 pt at 11/4 starsports.betBACK Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka Top Run Scorer 1 pt at 3/1 with starsports.betBACK Chris Morris South Africa Top Wicket Taker 1pt at 4/1 with starsports.betBACK Faf du Plessis South Africa Top Run Scorer 1pt at 3/1 with starsports.bet PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 217.79 points(excluding Cricket World Cup ante-post, Rocket Mortgage Classic)last_img read more

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£25 FREE BET Star Sports Greyhound Derby

first_img£25 FREE BET IFSKYWALKER LOGAN WINS STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBYWe are giving all starsports.bet NEW CUSTOMERS a £25 FREE BET if SKYWALKER LOGAN WINS THE STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY.You simply need to open an account and place a bet at evens or above, of at least £10, on any market at starsports.bet between 8pm on Friday 28 June and 9.10pm on Saturday 29 June. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new account holders only. To qualify, you must open a new account at starsports.bet anytime from 8pm (GMT) on Friday 28 June to 9.10pm (GMT) on Saturday 29 June.(2) In addition, you must place at least one bet online with starsports.bet before 9.10pm (GMT) on Saturday 29 June. The bet must be for a stake of £10 (or more), on a selection at evens or above, on any market as displayed on the starsports.bet web site, excluding specials or enhanced odds markets.(3) The bonus promotional offer of £25 will be paid as a Free Bet if SKYWALKER LOGAN WINS STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY (Nottingham 9.10pm). The Free Bet will be valid for a period of 7 days from the point of issue and must be used within this period otherwise will expire.(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) The bonus Free Bet, if successful, will be credited within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(6) Free Bets may not be used in conjunction with any other current promotion.(7) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse any Free Bet promotion at any point.(8) Free Bet stakes are not returned with winnings.(9) Free Bet awards cannot be exchanged for cash.(10) Free Bet awards can be used online, tablet or mobile only.(11) The Free Bet must be used within the timeframe specified on the promotion details and may not be either part used or carried forward.(12) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address. In the event of a customer opening more that one account to claim multiple offers we reserve the right to suspend/close duplicate accounts and void any bets placed. Any bet placed can only qualify for one free bet promotion, in situations where a bet is applicable for more than one offer the bet will qualify for the first free bet triggered.(13) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at starsports.bet.(14) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team cs@starsportsbet.co.uklast_img read more

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Baker Institute speakers to discuss diplomatic effects of scientific cooperation

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.edu Baker Institute speakers to discuss diplomatic effects of scientific cooperationScience diplomacy fosters communications and international collaborations with scientists in nations with which official U.S. diplomatic relations might be limited or strained. Two speakers at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will discuss how science-based relationships can help transcend political and cultural boundaries that stand in the way of international diplomacy March 23.Titled “Science, Diplomacy and International Cooperation,” the event begins at 6 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to http://bakerinstitute.org/contact_directions.cfm. The panelists are Ambassador James Glassman, the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University, and Norman Neureiter, a senior adviser for the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). From 2008 to 2009 Glassman served as the undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, where he led the governmentwide international strategic communications effort. Before taking his position at AAAS, Neureiter was a scientist at Humble Oil (now ExxonMobil) and Texas Instruments. He also was a foreign service officer with the State Department and served as the first science and technology adviser to U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell from 2000 to 2003.The event, which is free and open to the public, is organized by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Program and co-sponsored by the Partnership for a Secure America, CRDF Global and AAAS.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu or 713-348-6775. AddThislast_img read more

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Expert Alert Population estimates show Texas has largest increase in growth

first_imgAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy Hodges713-348-6777amy.hodges@rice.eduPopulation estimates show Texas has largest increase in growthRice sociologist and former U.S. Census Director Steve Murdock available to discuss estimatesHOUSTON — (April 5, 2012) — Rice University sociologist and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau Steve Murdock is available to discuss the 2010-2011 Census population estimates released today showing that Texas has the largest increase in growth of any state in the nation.“The data shows extensive population growth for Texas, with the largest increase in growth for any state in the nation,” Murdock said. “In addition, six of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas are in Texas, as well as the county with the largest numerical increase in the country, Harris County.”Murdock said that the report clearly demonstrates the continued, very rapid and dramatic growth of the state’s population.Murdock served as director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census from 2007 to 2009. He was also the first official state demographer of Texas.Prior to his appointment at Rice, he was the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Demography and Organization Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research. Before UTSA, Murdock was a Regents Professor and head of the Department of Rural Sociology at Texas A&M University. Murdock earned his Ph.D. in demography and sociology from the University of Kentucky and is the author or editor of 13 books and more than 150 articles and technical reports on the implications of current and future demographic and socioeconomic change.To schedule an interview with Murdock, contact David Ruth at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.-30-Related materials:Steve Murdock bio: http://sociology.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=130U.S. Bureau of the Census: http://www.census.gov/Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is known for its “unconventional wisdom.” With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 4 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/Rice.pdf.last_img read more

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Adapting to Disruption Insights from the London Business School Strategy Summit

first_img Each year, the London Business School hosts the Strategy Summit, a one-day event that brings together the leading thinkers and practitioners in business strategy. During the event, these leaders foster debate and generate actionable insights for the attendees. This year, the topic of discussion was “How the World’s Leading Companies are Adapting to Disruption,” and welcomed speakers such as:Costas Markides, a professor of strategy at LBS,Jean-Claude Biver, President of Watches at LVMH (a leader in luxury products) About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo Last Updated Jun 8, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Adapting to Disruption: Insights from the London Business School Strategy Summit When speaking about disruption in business, the summit focused on two strategies: defending the threat of disruption and attacking the disruptive opportunity.When it comes to business, disruption is part of the process. For small entrepreneurial firms, they want to create disruption in the marketplace: take Uber and Airbnb as examples. However, established organizations also have to deal with disruption, and it’s how they respond that makes the biggest difference. “Disruption to a business model is both a threat and an opportunity,” said Markides. “It’s almost impossible to address both with one strategy. There are outliers that can, but I call them magicians. The rest of us can’t do it. You have to defend the threat to the core business with one strategy and attack the disruptive opportunity with another.”As an example, Biver used the Apple smart watch as both a threat and opportunity for the watch industry. Biver not only runs the Watches Division at LVMH Group, but he’s also the Chairman of Hublot’s Board of Directors and the CEO of TAG Heuer and Zenith.“We have two strategies,” explained Biver. “The best way to fight is to create a connected watch. The difference between a TAG and an Apple Watch is huge because the Apple Watch looks like a phone on your wrist. The connected watch from TAG looks like a real watch.”For the watch industry, to handle the disruption, they had to fight becoming obsolete while also creating something new so they could stand out in the marketplace. So, TAG created a modular watch as a way to attack the opportunity in the tech space while offering something new and unique. It allows people to buy into the smart watch world without starting all over again.At the end of the London Business School Strategy Summit, Markides shared six takeaways for reacting to disruption:Be clear about the disruption.Create a sense of urgency.Frame the disruption as a threat and opportunity.Defend your core business and attack the disruption.Come up with new ideas about what to do.Disrupt the disrupter. regions: London RelatedRutgers Mini-MBA Offers Crash Course in Data Driven ManagementRutgers Business School recently announced a five-day accelerated Mini-MBA in Data Driven Management developed to equip “business leaders [with] the knowledge, tools and training to manage business opportunities by leveraging data.” Hosted by Rutgers’ Executive Education arm from April 17-21, 2017, the Mini-MBA offers an in-depth survey of “how the…March 24, 2017In “Featured Region”6 New Executive Education Programs Coming to Ivey Business SchoolThe Ivey Business School at Western University in Toronto is revamping its executive education offerings, adding six new programs to address Canada’s evolving business sector. “The Canadian business market has dictated to us the key competencies needed to remain relevant and successful in today’s global business environment,” said Mark Healy,…August 16, 2017In “Featured Region”Ivey’s Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab Promotes FintechIn March 2016, the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School was announced as a collaborative partnership. Since, its creation, the lab has focused on the growing financial technology sector—fintech as its widely known. “Broadly described, fintech is the use of technology to provide financial services,” Michael King, the…September 12, 2016In “Featured Region”last_img read more

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