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Draymond Green’s mother rips Warriors, jabs at Kevin Durant after historic collapse

first_imgDes Bieler | The Washington Post Draymond Green and Kevin Durant declined to speak with reporters after the Golden State Warriors were stunned Monday by a 31-point comeback by the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of their playoff series, but Green’s mother was eager to share her thoughts on the loss. Mary Babers-Green used her Twitter account to rip Golden State – and liked and retweeted a number of other comments critical of Durant’s performance.Babers-Green, who clearly had something to do …last_img read more

Mark Cuban: Demise of Warriors dynasty ‘really benefited the NBA’

first_imgDon’t get Mark Cuban wrong. The Dallas Mavericks owner isn’t dancing on the Warriors’ grave. But he’s excited about the NBA’s new level playing field.Appearing Tuesday on a podcast hosted by former NFL quarterback Danny Kanell and Raja Bell, who played 12 seasons in the NBA, Cuban declared the league “wide open.”“I think this summer, it really benefited the NBA,” Cuban said. “We went from the Warriors being a dynasty to being wide open.”It’s true there are two sides to a dynasty. On one …last_img read more

MVP comeback: How Bay Area kid Marcus Semien turned it all around right here at home

first_img … The A’s season may be long over, but the baseball field still beckons Marcus Semien.Maybe it’s because he’s still in play in the ongoing MLB awards season. Maybe it’s because this particular field is where it all began.The infield dirt at Central Park in El Cerrito crackles beneath his feet. His father, Damien, and 3-year-old son, Isaiah, are chowing sandwiches on the green benches behind him while he shows a curious reporter where his hunt for an American League MVP award all started.last_img read more

Newlands: world’s no 2 cricket venue

first_imgFirst published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. 1 Lord’s; 2 Newlands; 3 Adelaide Oval; 4 Galle Stadium, Sri Lanka; 5 Trent Bridge, Nottingham; 6 Sydney Cricket Ground; 7 Melbourne Cricket Ground; 8 St John’s, Antigua; 9 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown; 10 Basin Reserve, Wellington; 11 Eden Gardens, Kolkata; 12 Arnos Vale, St.Vincent; 13 St.George’s Park, Port Elizabeth; 14 Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai; 15 Seddon Park, Hamilton; 16 New Wanderers, Johannesburg; 17 Asgiriya, Kandy; 18 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; 19 The Oval, Kennington; 20 Harare Sports Club; 21 University Oval, Dunedin; 22 Bellerive Oval, Hobart; 23 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai; 24 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi; 25 Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar; 26 Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Adelaide Oval in Australia completed the top three. South African fans have known it for years, now it’s been confirmed: with a combination of spectacular scenery and world-class facilities, the historical Newlands cricket ground in Cape Town has been voted the second-best test venue in the world. Most of the grounds are in locations familiar to cricket fans, and those who are puzzled by the presence of the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will be enlightened to know that it’s operated by the Pakistan Cricket Board as a safe alternative to its stadiums at home. The International Cricket Council recognises only 10 test-playing nations – they are the full members – with 36 associate members and 60 affiliate members. All 10 of the full members, which included Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, are represented in The Cricketer’s list. Newlands – or as it’s formally known, Sahara Park Newlands – is managed by the Western Province Cricket Association under Cricket South Africa. Port Elizabeth’s St George’s Park, famous for its lively brass band that gets the spectators going during limited-overs games, and the imposing Wanderers in Johannesburg, known fondly as the Bullring, were the other two South African venues. The venue has undergone much expansion since then. The ground can accommodate around 25 000 spectators, and the home crowd is renowned for its enthusiasm and passion for the sport. The Newlands brewery still operates today. In Letterstedt’s day it was known as the Mariendal Brewery and became part of South African Breweries in 1956. Newlands cricket ground – not to be confused with the next-door Newlands rugby stadium – was first owned by Lydia Corrina Letterstedt, the daughter of Swedish brewer Jacob Letterstedt. The brewer was granted the title deed in 1845 and he gave the land, originally a farm, to his daughter as a wedding present. In August 1887 the grounds were levelled and on 2 January 1888 the cricket venue was opened with a match between the Mother Country and Colonial Born elevens. The match lasted two days. Best of the bestA team of journalists, photographers, broadcasters and fans decided the final order out of 26 venues offered, after a survey was run by the UK-based The Cricketer, previously known as The Wisden Cricketer. According to the article, Lord’s was the unanimous choice for number one.center_img 3 July 2012 Steeped in history The results of the survey put the 26 contestants in the following order: In the late 1880s the Western Province Cricket Club learned that the grounds next to the Newlands station, which today is within walking distance of the cricket and rugby grounds, were available to rent or buy. In need of new headquarters around the same time, the Western Province Rugby Union also found the site optimal. At the time the ground was still part of Lydia Letterstedt’s Mariendal Farm. “This is an important endorsement of a place that has special meaning for both Capetonians and South African cricket,” Western Province Cricket Association CEO Andre Odendaal said in a statement, “and we’re proud to have maintained our high ratings in world cricket.” It was topped only by the venerable Lords Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood, London, described by The Cricketer magazine, which published the list of superlative stadiums in its May edition, as the “alpha and omega of cricket venues – the venue upon which every cricketer yearns to leave his mark”. Supporters of the growing sport watched South Africa take on England on 25 March 1889 in the first test match ever held at Newlands. Unfortunately the English beat the local lads by an innings and 202 runs, but their dominance wasn’t to last long. The cricket club bought the ground in 1896 for what was then three thousand pounds. In 2000 it was sold to the Western Province Cricket Association, who had been renting it all along, for R33-million (US$4-million). The cricket club today owns the ground’s Member’s Pavilion, and the association owns everything else. In 1902 the pine trees along Campground Road were replaced with oaks, and today, after many decades of growth, this shady spot is known as the Oaks Enclosure and is a fine vantage point from which to relax while watching a game. At the same time new pavilions were added to accommodate 10 000 people. In 2003 Newlands hosted the opening game of the Cricket World Cup, and it also hosted games during the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2009 Indian Premier League. The Western Cape sporting ground is remarkable for its backdrop of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak and is a firm favourite with cricket fans around the world.last_img read more

Candice Swanepoel, SA’s covergirl

first_img9 January 2014South African model Candice Swanepoel features on the cover of Victoria’s Secret’s latest swim catalogue – for the fourth consecutive year.The series – “Angel’s Journey” – was shot by fashion photographer Russell James in Saint Tropez, France, the lingerie brand said in a statement on Monday.Now based in New York, 25-year-old Swanepoel was born in Mooi River, KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa and was spotted by a scout at a flea market in Durban when she was 15.In 2013, she was ranked ninth on the Forbes top-earning models list, with earnings of $3.3-million, according to a survey by Forbes.com.She has modelled in Victoria Secret’s shows since 2007 and has been featured in a variety of their print and television campaigns. In November last year she modelled a $10-million “fantasy bra” at the Victoria Secret’s annual fashion show.The bra and matching belt, designed by jeweller Mouawad, was adorned with more than 4 200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 carat gold with a 52-carat ruby at the centre.“It’s such an honour to be chosen for the cover of the swim catalogue,” Swanepoel is quoted as saying. “The swim shoots are my favorite part of being a VS Angel and it’s amazing to see all our hard work come together in a beautiful catalogue.”SAinfo reporter and Victoria’s Secretlast_img read more

National report details expected job openings in ag, related fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the United States in occupations involving food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment over the next five years, according to an employment outlook led by Purdue University.The report was produced by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture with grant support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The jobs reflect a need for a highly skilled and trained workforce to support the food, agriculture and national resources industries amid projections of a world population that is expected to grow from 7 billion people today to 9 billion by 2050, noted Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director.That will create many opportunities for college graduates in those fields, said Allan D. Goecker, assistant dean emeritus of Purdue’s College of Agriculture and lead author of the report “Employment Opportunities for College Graduates in Food, Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, and the Environment, United States, 2015–2020.”“These graduates are essential to address U.S. and global priorities of food security, sustainable energy and environmental quality,” Goecker said.The report projects that 46% of the estimated 57,900 new job opportunities each year will be in management and business. Twenty-seven percent will be in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM areas. Jobs in food and biomaterials production will comprise 15%, and 12% of the openings will be in education, communication and governmental services.Details of the report are available on a website created by Purdue at https://www.purdue.edu/usda/employment. Some highlights:• While most employers prefer to hire graduates of food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment programs, graduates from these programs only fill about 60% of the expected annual openings. Even as enrollments in these programs increase and the job market becomes somewhat more competitive, good employment opportunities for the next five years are expected.• Growth in job opportunities will be uneven. Employers in some areas will struggle to find enough graduates to fill jobs. In a few areas, employers will find an oversupply of job seekers.• There should be a strong employment market for e-commerce managers and marketing agents, ecosystem managers, agriscience educators, crop advisers and pest control specialists.• Job opportunities in STEM areas are expected to grow, with the strongest markets for plant scientists, food scientists, sustainable biomaterials specialists, water resources scientists and engineers, precision agriculture specialists and veterinarians.• Women make up more than half of the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment higher education graduates in the U.S.The report is the eighth in a series of five-year projections initiated by USDA in 1980.Marcos Fernandez, associate dean of Purdue Agriculture and director of its academic programs, said this newest edition might be the most comprehensive of all. He convened his counterparts from across the country during a joint session of both land-grant and other colleges of agriculture directors of academic programs during a meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Washington, D.C., to analyze and discuss the data.“Academic and non-academic leaders from throughout the country — over 70 in all — reviewed a draft of the report and extensively discussed the findings, trends and recommendations with one another and the report’s authors,” he said.last_img read more

41st Annual Ohio Dorset Sale

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Plans for the 41st Annual Ohio Dorset Sale have been set for March 17 and 18 at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton. Billed as “the first, the biggest, the best” Dorset sale, it will feature both Horned and Polled Dorsets. In addition, this year’s sale will feature the National Polled and Horned Dorset Sale. Dorsets from Oregon to Maryland have been entered.Established in 1977, the Ohio Dorset Sale has been a barometer used to gauge how the registered sheep industry is doing in the New Year. Entered in the sale are 101 head of Polled Dorsets and 41 head of Horned Dorsets.“The nation’s finest Dorset genetics from 10 different states have been consigned to this year’s sale,” said sale manager Greg Deakin, Cuba, Illinois. “The sale’s history is rich, dating back to 1977. More breed national champion rams and ewes have sold through the Ohio Dorset Sale than any other sale.”Both Horned and Polled Dorset rams and ewes will be offered consisting of classes for yearling, fall and winter lambs. Serving as judge is Steve Reid from Houstonia, Missouri, and sale auctioneers are Gary Saylor and Danny Westlake, both from Ohio. The Ohio Dorset Association is sponsoring the sale and consignment viewing may be seen at www.bannersheepmagazine.com.Sale questions may be directed to sale manager Greg Deakin, 309-785-5058.last_img read more

Follow Your Recipe

first_imgIf you don’t follow the recipe, things don’t turn out like they should. This is especially true if the recipe is your business model. Most of us don’t sell the lowest price. We also don’t sell the best product, either. We sell the best total solution, the combination that is customer intimacy; it’s high-touch, meaningful insights, deep caring, and accountability for results. That’s what makes you worth paying more to obtain.If you try to operate this strategy without the intimacy, you don’t know enough to deliver the promised value. Without the intimacy, you don’t have the relationships that this recipe is made up of either.Your interactions with your clients are special; they’re not simply transactions, not simply going through the motions. High touch means that you are proactive. Your interactions have to leave your client with something even more than a positive feeling. If the interactions aren’t special, it isn’t the recipe.Without the meaningful insights and ideas, you don’t know how to create the best overall solution. You might have the intimacy, but if it isn’t backed up by some serious business acumen and situational knowledge, you can’t deliver the results the recipe demands.You can’t operate a customer intimacy strategy without caring deeply. If you treat your clients (and your interactions with them) as transactions, you aren’t delivering what the recipe requires. The recipe calls for deep caring. Your clients have to feel it. If they don’t, the recipe doesn’t work.Most of us have moved passed selling product. We sell outcomes. We sell the fact that we are accountable for those outcomes. Even if you have the intimacy, the high touch approach to interactions, the meaningful insights, and the caring, if you aren’t accountable for the results, you’re not following the recipe.Imagine you are making your favorite dish. Now leave out one of the primary ingredients. Your chocolate cake may still look like a chocolate cake to the outside world, but anyone who tastes it will immediately know that something isn’t right.Follow the recipe.QuestionsWhat are the ingredients of your recipe?Why can’t you leave out any of these ingredients?Is your sales process a recipe?Is your sales strategy a recipe? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Nebraska The “Most Knowledgeable” Fan Base, Per Brett McMurphy’s Coaches Poll

first_imgBrett McMurphy head shot.Twitter/@McMurphyESPNEvery fan base wants to be the loudest and most-dedicated, but they pride themselves on knowledge of the game as well. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy polled college football coaches on the subject this week, and he released his top five today. Nebraska fans were a resounding No. 1, according to the poll.My weekly @ESPN coaches poll was most knowledgeable fans. Nebraska was overwhelming choice at No. 1 pic.twitter.com/sMRinGSfqt— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 14, 2015Nebraska fans already had a reputation for being great fans, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.last_img read more

The 16 Most Powerful Fan Bases In College Football

first_imgCFB Fans geographically on a map.CFB Fans Twitter/@bryonhoulgraveTwitter/@bryonhoulgraveAfter the second-ever College Football Playoff was played out this past December-January, we now know who the most powerful college football team is in the country – Alabama. But what would the results be if it came down to fan bases?College football – the most popular amateur sport in our country – has hundreds of fan bases, and many of them are monstrous. There are really only a few dozen, however, that are unwavering in their support, win or lose. We’re here to highlight the top 16.We’ve taken into account program worth, program revenue, television contracts, social media followings, attendance and a number of other factors. Our list features teams from all five major conferences – along with one independent. You can guess which one.Without further ado, the 16 most powerful fan bases in college football.Get Started: No. 16 – Oregon >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17last_img read more