Ring the bell! It’s time for round two.After Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 on Friday in Cordoba, the two teams headed to Mendoza to face off once again in the final match of the year for both sides.The match should see each team make several changes, with players they’re hoping are the stars of the future getting a chance to shine. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! With the next FIFA date not until March, both sides will be aiming to see out the year on a high and give their fans something to cheer about going into 2019. Game Argentina vs Mexico Date Tuesday, November 20 Time 7:00pm ET / 12:00am GMT TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States, the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) . New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Univision Deportes Network fubo TV (7-day free trial) Squads & Team News Position Mexico players Goalkeepers Corona, Gonzalez Defenders Alvarez, Arteaga, Araujo, Reyes, Mier, Gallardo, Rodriguez Midfielders Guemez, Aguirre, Guzman, Duenas, Brizuela, Gutierrez, Aquino, Alvarado, Fabian Forwards Pulido, Zaldivar, Martin Guillermo Ochoa, Raul Jimenez and Miguel Layun returned to their clubs in Europe after taking part in the first match, while Queretaro defender Hiram Mier has been added to the roster with Nestor Araujo leaving due to an injury.Hirving Lozano and Jesus Angulo were both called up to the roster initially but withdrew because of injuries.Mexico XI: Ochoa; Duenas, Dominguez, Alvarez, Arteaga; Aguirre, Guzman, Gutierrez; Brizuela, Martin, Aquino. Position Argentina players Goalkeepers Romero, Marchesin, Gazzaniga, Rulli Defenders Mercado, Tagliafico, Foyth, Mammana, Acuna, Funes Mori, Kannemann, Saravia Midfielders Paredes, Pereyra, Meza, Ascasibar, De Paul, Lamela, Lo Celso, Cervi, Vaquez, Gimenez Forwards Icardi, Correa, Simeone, Dybala, Martinez Argentina’s interim manager Lionel Scaloni is set to make eight changes, with one of the most interesting being Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli likely getting the start instead of usual No.1 Sergio Romero.Lionel Messi, meanwhile, continues to be absent from the squad and has now not featured for his country since their World Cup last-16 defeat to France.Argentina XI: Rulli; Mercado, Funes Mori, Kannemann; Meza, De Paul, Ascacibar, Acuna, Pereyra; Lamela, Icardi.Match Preview After a 2-0 Argentina victory over Mexico on Friday, the two teams meet again to close out the 2018 international calendar.There will be different lineups, with both interim managers looking to give opportunities to players who didn’t see much time in the first match between the two teams. Mexico’s caretaker boss Tuca Ferretti has tried to give opportunities to young players, though those efforts have been somewhat stifled by injuries.Still, with four Europe-based players heading back to join their clubs there will likely be plenty of minutes for players like Pachuca midfielder Victor Guzman and Santos Laguna defender Gerardo Arteaga.Argentina, meanwhile, will keep a few players in the starting XI from the last game but will also give youth a chance.Midfielder Santiago Ascacibar is set to get a chance from the start, along with centre-back Walter Kannemann, who many players on Mexico’s team will know from his time with Atlas. The 27-year-old is seeking just his third cap but is coming off a strong Copa Libertadores campaign with Gremio.There may be a place in the lineup for Inter forward Mauro Icardi and Tottenham winger Erik Lamela, who is looking to nab a spot on next year’s Copa America squad after a long injury absence kept him out of the national team.
Social Media Fails Originally published Sep 17, 2012 9:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 Topics: It may feel like a fustercluck, but there are actually some rules and regulations that go along with participating in social media. Not the kind that ban people from uploading pictures of their meals (PB&J no crust today guys! #omgsohungry), but the ones that help alleviate things like spamming, bad content, and a poor community experience. You know, the things that help make social media a nice place to be.It’s not a perfect system the social networks have worked out, but it’s important for marketers to know — because believe it or not, lots of marketers are breaking these rules and don’t even know it. And it breaks our hearts to see marketers giving an honest go of social media get banned from the networks … and then not even know why the heck it happened.This post will review the policies the most popular social networks have set up — some more stringent than others — that we think you should be aware of. And we tried to put them in plain English, too, devoid of confusing and boring legal babble. If you’re accidentally breaking any of these rules, at least now you can put the kibosh on your illicit activities before it’s too late!How Marketers Can Get Banned From PinterestIf you’re curious how the newest social network on the block works, we encourage you to read its Terms & Privacy page in full. But for a quick reality check, here are the guidelines marketers should remember when pinning to ensure they stay in Pinterest’s good graces:1) Grabbing another company’s account name. When you open an account on Pinterest, you’re indicating that you are authorized to act on behalf of that company. So if you’re not an employee of that company, you’re not authorized. And if you get caught, you’re not allowed on Pinterest anymore, either.2) Pinning copyrighted content. Any content you post cannot infringe on the rights of the content creator. Make sure it’s either content you’ve created yourself, or content you have a license to share. That means if you’re posting an image from your blog post, that better be copyright-free!3) Automating your Pinterest content. Marketers can’t use an automated service to post content to their pinboards, repin or like other pinners’ content, or create links. All the rewards you reap from Pinterest, in other words, have to come from your own hard work! Note: If you pin a ton of content from one URL all in one sitting — let’s say you just published a blog post with a ton of great images, for example — you may be prompted by Pinterest to verify that you’re not a bot. Just fill it in and keep on keepin’ on.4) Scraping content from Pinterest. On a similar note, you can’t use automation to scrape content from Pinterest. Whether you wanted to use it in blog posts, on your Facebook page, to get a list of links — whatever — you can’t do it. Again, any information or content gathered has to be done manually.5) Scraping for contacts. Any contacts you get from Pinterest have to be opt-ins; as in, they have to come to your site and fill out a form saying they want to hear more from you. Scraping Pinterest for pinners’ personal information so you can market to them later is strictly prohibited.6) Spamming posts. Just like you shouldn’t be spamming the comments sections of blogs, you shouldn’t be spamming the comments sections of pins.7) Putting links in the wrong place. Pinterest wants you to include links in your pins so pinners can follow the links to get more information on a pin. But they only want it in the right place. When you pin an image, click ‘Edit,’ where you’ll find a field labeled ‘Link.’ Put your link anywhere else and you may get banned.8) Don’t get banned. If you’ve been banned once, you’re banned for life. Or as Pinterest puts it, “the Service is not available to any users previously removed from the service by Pinterest.” So, tread lightly.How Marketers Can Get Banned From LinkedInLinkedIn’s rules aren’t as stringent as the ones we’ve seen on other social networks — perhaps the B2B playground hasn’t gotten quite so out of hand. You can read LinkedIn’s User Agreement in full, or just browse these highlights that jump out for marketers:1) Connecting with people you don’t know. Seriously! You have to actually know the people you connect with on LinkedIn, or they can boot ya right off!2) Posting copyrighted content to forums. Whether it’s your LinkedIn Group, LinkedIn Company Page, or on LinkedIn Answers, you can’t publish information that violates others’ intellectual property rights. This one won’t get you banned, but LinkedIn can remove the content and close your group or page. Additionally, LinkedIn will terminate the accounts of users who have been “deemed to be repeat infringers under the United States Copyright Act.” You know who you are.3) Using LinkedIn messages as an ESP. LinkedIn messages are not to be used for mass emailing. This constitutes a misuse of service, and can get you kicked off the network.4) Putting links and email addresses where they don’t belong. You get to fill out your profile however you want, as long as it’s accurate. So if you put, say, a link to your blog in, oh I don’t know, the ‘Name’ field … you’re gonna get shut down pretty fast.5) Selling your LinkedIn presence. Built up a pretty big LinkedIn Group? It might be an asset, but you can’t sell it or monetize it in any way if you want to stay on the social network.6) Using bots to get connections, followers, or members. Just like Pinterest and some other social networks we’re about to cover in this blog post, LinkedIn wants you to grow your reach organically.7) Impersonating another company. Another familiar refrain, brands can’t create a fake profile for a competitor to mess around on. You’ll look stupider doing that than they will, anyway.How Marketers Can Get Banned From TwitterThe full list of Twitter “rules” can be found here: The Twitter Rules. Aptly named, eh? Here are the ones that are most likely to apply to marketers so you don’t get banned by that sweet little tweety bird:1) Impersonating others. If you’re impersonating others in an attempt to mislead other Twitter users, Twitter will not be happy. That means no pretending to be a competitor — that’s a low blow move, anyway.2) Snagging trademarked usernames. Another sketchy move is trying to grab your competitor’s username. If they’ve trademarked the name, Twitter will reclaim it from you on their behalf. Twitter will also suspend you if you’re using trademarked logos on your profile.3) Squatting on handles. Ow, that sounds uncomfortable. This means you can’t grab a Twitter username and not use it. Well, you can, but Twitter will just grab it right back if it remains inactive after 6 months. On a related note, you can’t grab a username for the purposes of selling it.4) Buying or selling Twitter usernames. There can be no transactions made around Twitter usernames at all. The penalty is possible permanent suspension from Twitter — for buyers and sellers.5) Giving yourself an unearned Twitter badge. Twitter has little badges for Promoted Products and Verified Accounts. If you use one of these badges anywhere on your profile — including your profile picture or background image — your profile will be suspended.6) Posting the same thing over and over. If you’re trying to get a tweet visibility, you can’t do it by tweeting it like a maniac, particularly if it’s duplicate content tweeted at specific users. Same goes for links — Twitter will penalize you if they see you tweeting the same link over, and over, and over … and over.7) Following people like a bot would. That means you shouldn’t use a bot to manage your following and unfollowing, nor should you act like a bot when manually following and unfollowing people. Aggressive follow and unfollow behavior — particularly seeing a large amount of people followed and/or unfollowed in a short period of time — will signal to Twitter that something’s amiss.8) Getting followers in sketchy ways. Specifically, those “get followers fast!” schemes. It may get you permanently banned from Twitter.9) Hijacking a hashtag or Trending Topic. If there’s a #hashtag or trending topic blowing up Twitter and you want in on the action, you can’t try to hijack it with unrelated content about your brand. If you do, you could feel the wrath of the mighty blue bird mighty soon.10) Posting links with no context. If your updates are just a slew of links with no personal content to give them context, you’ll not only annoy your followers, but Twitter will also want you off their network.11) Getting ratted out. Sometimes the Twitter community self-polices. If a large number of people are blocking you, or your account has received a lot of SPAM complaints, Twitter will boot you. So play nice out there.How Marketers Can Get Banned From Google+If you’re using Google+, there are a couple surprises in here that you might not have considered. You can read their Google+ Policies & Principles in full here, or catch the biggies below:1) Creating fake pages. Yes, it’s prohibited here, too. Big shock. Moving on.2) Running contests. Ooooh, that’s a new one! You cannot run contests, sweepstakes, offers, or coupons directly on your Google+ page, but you can display a link to those promotions that leads people offsite.3) Aggressive Circling. That’s a … weird phrase. But much like you can’t aggressively follow and unfollow people on Twitter without getting flagged, you can’t Circle a ton of people on Google+ without punishment.4) Altering or adding +1 buttons where they don’t belong. Similar to the Twitter badge rule, you can’t, say, superimpose the Google +1 button on an ad. It’s a misleading way to garner clicks.5) Keyword stuffing. Yes, it can happen here, too! Because Google+ is so closely tied with organic search, the penalties are just as stiff. If you’re trying to rank for a keyword, stuffing it into every Google+ update is not the way to do it.6) Marketing regulated products. If you’re marketing in a regulated industry, such as alcohol, tobacco, medical devices, fireworks, pharmeceuticals, etc., you cannot use Google+ to market those topics.7) Letting your page go dormant. If your Google+ account is dormant for more than 9 months, Google can snatch it right back from ya.How Marketers Can Get Banned From FacebookWe’ve all probably participated in our fair share of complaining about leaving Facebook. But could they force marketers to leave? Maybe, if they start doing any of these things that violate the Facebook Page Guidelines:1) Creating fake accounts. As Forrest Gump said, “That’s all I have to say about that.”2) Using bots or scrapers. Well, almost. Facebook says you can’t use them “without our prior permission.” Which basically means no using bots or scrapers … if you had permission, you’d know it.3) Posting copyrighted content. You’ve heard this one a bunch of times in this blog post, and if you do it a bunch of times on Facebook, they have the right to disable your account.4) Naming your page in goofy ways. Facebook has some pretty stringent naming requirements! Your page name cannot consist of solely generic terms, like “pizza,” must use proper grammar and capitalization, may not be in all caps, and may not include character symbols.5) Collecting user data incorrectly. What does that mean, exactly? It means you have to clearly state that it’s your business, not Facebook, collecting their information, and you will obtain their consent before using their data in any way.6) Including calls-to-action in your cover photo. This includes promotions or discounts, requests to ‘Like’ or share your photo, contact information for your business, or generic CTAs like “Tell a Friend.”7) Running contest or promotions outside of a Facebook app. If you want to run a contest or promotion on Facebook, you can only do it through one of their apps — either a Canvas Page or a Facebook App. You also can’t base participation on a requirement that a user take any action with your brand page, such as uploading a photo to your Timeline, or “Liking” a wall post. The only actions that are allowed as a condition of participation are “Liking” a page, connecting to your app, or checking in to a Place. You can’t use any Facebook mechanism, like the ‘Like’ button, in order to vote or register for the promo, either. Finally, you can’t notify winners through Facebook. So basically … you have to jump through a whole lotta hoops if you want to run a promotion or contest on Facebook.Have you unwittingly broken any of these social media rules? Have we missed any that you think marketers should know about?Image credit: emilyrides Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
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Topics: thanks for reaching out! Hey there,Thanks for the email! I just wanted to let you know that going forward, I will only be checking email twice per day. This has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me reaching max productivity. If it’s an emergency, fell free to give me a call. Thanks for understanding. You’re the coolest! – Mike Productivity 4) Stick to your schedule.Sticking to your new schedule is the hardest part of email batching because like any new habit, it takes time to develop. Be sure to reward yourself every day you stay true to your email schedule. For example, I use a cup of coffee as my reward when I check email during peak hours.Improving your productivity starts with identifying your biggest distractions and adjusting. With an average of 121 emails per day to worry about, our inboxes can be our best friend and our worst enemy. By embracing email batching and limiting the time we spend inside our inboxes, we free ourselves up from a tedious task to do more important things.Plan to give this a try? Tell us how it goes in the comments. Originally published Jan 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM, updated August 26 2017 This post originally appeared on HubSpot’s Sales Blog. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales.What’s the first step to being more productive?Depending on what you do, many different answers might come to mind. For some it might be managing time better, setting a schedule, or creating a to-do list every day. But this isn’t exactly the answer I’m looking for.The first step to being more productive is to understand what causes you to become unproductive.Ask yourself this question right now: What’s my biggest distraction on a daily basis?If you’re like most people, email is the #1 task killing your productivity.According to Radicati, the average businessperson sends and receives a staggering 121 emails a day — and that number is expected to swell to 140 emails per day in two years. Spending time thinking about 121 emails curbs your ability to concentrate on the important tasks you need to accomplish.How should you combat this productivity-killing email overload? I’ll show you. Keep reading.The Ingenious Email System for Avoiding Email OverloadThe answer is easier than you think: Start batching your emails. By reading and responding to your emails only twice a day, you’ll allow yourself time to be productive while simultaneously ensuring you never miss an important note.Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss developed this strategy when he found he wasn’t being as productive as he could be. Instead of accepting email as an unfortunate but unavoidable time suck, Ferriss decided to take action. He figured out that if he only checked email twice per day, and let everyone know that was his plan, his inbox would become a lot more manageable.Turns out, he was right. Here’s how to get started with Ferriss’ email batching system.1) Monitor your email for one day — without responding.By ignoring email for one day and simply monitoring your inbox to see when it’s busiest, you get a clear picture of when you need to check messages. Log into your account once every hour and record how many emails are in your inbox. (Note: Feel free to do this longer than one day to get a larger sample size.)2) Make a note of peak hours.Once you have a baseline number of emails you receive every hour, identify the two hours during the day when your inbox is most active. Do you see a jump from zero emails to 22 at 8 a.m.? Or do a majority of your emails arrive between noon and 1 p.m.? After I observed my inbox for a day, I identified my two peak hours as 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.3) Create a schedule around your peak hours.When you know your two peak hours, rearrange your calendar to check email at those two times — and only those two times. For example, my calendar looks like this: By committing to an email schedule, you free yourself up to focus on the important tasks of your day.Pro tip: If you’re worried you’ll miss out on an important email, take a tip from Ferriss and set up automatic responders. These automated messages will alert the person reaching out to you that you’re only checking email twice a day and if it’s a truly urgent matter to call or contact you through another channel.Here are two templates for your automatic responders. The first is from Ferriss himself, and the second is one I’ve used.only checking email 2x per day Hi all…In an effort to increase productivity and efficiency I am beginning a new personal email policy. I’ve recently realized I spend more time shuffling through my inbox and less time focused on the task at hand. It has become an unnecessary distraction that ultimately creates longer lead times on my ever-growing ‘to do’ list.Going forward I will only be checking/responding to email at 11a and 4p on weekdays. I will try and respond to email in a timely manner without neglecting the needs of our clients and brand identity.If you need an immediate time-sensitive response… please don’t hesitate to call me. Phones are more fun anyways.Hopefully this new approach to email management will result in shorter lead times with more focused & creative work on my part. Cheers & here’s to life outside of my inbox! Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
In small doses, stress can actually be an important part of our lives. It can motivate us and make us more productive. And, once it’s over, we might come out of that stressful situation all the better for it.Too much stress, though, can be detrimental to your health, happiness, productivity, and relationships.So what’s that healthy balance between being too stressed, and being not stressed enough? Is your current stress level manageable and healthy?To help you figure out where you are on the stress scale (and what you can do about it), the folks over at Pound Place created the flowchart below. Start with the question at the top, and then follow the arrows to work your way to the bottom, where you’ll find out whether your stress is at a manageable level. 94Save94SaveSo … how stressed are you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Apr 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM, updated April 20 2017 Work Life Balance Topics:
The meeting between All India Tennis Association (AITA) and the International Tennis Association (ITF) over India’s Davis Cup tie in Pakistan next month been postponed for Tuesday.The meeting was scheduled on Monday but ITF sent out a communication, which read “sorry for the inconvenience,” to the AITA and the teleconference will now take place on Tuesday at 7:00pm (IST).From AITA, its general secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee, India’s non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi and chief operating officerITF executive director Justin Albert, along with a couple of security consultants, will hold the meeting even as India continues to express its reluctance to travel to Pakistan for the Davis Cup tie under the prevailing climate on both sides of the border.”ITF had some issues and have moved the meeting to tomorrow. We have our issues and hope the ITF will listen to our request that either the tie be moved out of Pakistan or postponed,” Chatterjee told India Today.The AITA insists that either the tie be moved out of Pakistan and played at a neutral venue or be postponed until the diplomatic relations between the two countries show signs of improvement.The ITF has twice rejected India’s concerns and stressed that they are not inclined to shift the venue as the governing body was convinced that the security measures are good enough for the tie to go ahead.”Safety and security are the ITF’s highest priority. We are working closely with the host nation and independent expert security advisors, and the ITF is satisfied with their current security assessment of the site and the security plan in place,” ITF had written to the AITA.advertisement
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Cricket South Africa (CSA) to send its national team for a T20 series in Pakistan next March, according to chief executive officer Wasim Khan.Speaking to the media in Lahore, Khan said that they had also got positive signs from the Sri Lankan board that it would send a full-strength side to play two Tests in Rawalpindi and Karachi in December.”The gates to international cricket returning properly to Pakistan are open and there is no doubt that the recent tour by the Sri Lankan team to play the T20 and ODI series has helped us a lot,” he said.He said the Sri Lankan board would confirm the tour in a week’s time.The PCB official said that talks were going on with Cricket South Africa to send their team for a T20 series.”We are hopeful they will come in late March as the series will also help both teams prepare for the World T20 Championship in October,” he said.A reliable source said that the South African board had given a positive reply and in all probability the tour would go ahead next year.Khan said it was a good sign that presently the Bangladesh women’s team and their under-16 team were in Pakistan playing bilateral series and hoped this would also lead to the Bangladesh board sending its senior team for a Test and T20 series early next year.Meanwhile, the PCB has agreed to host its series of three T20 and three ODI matches against the England women’s team in Malaysia in December.advertisementThe itinerary for the series is set to be announced in a few days time.Apparently, the England cricket board (ECB) requested the PCB to schedule the women’s series at a neutral venue and both boards agreed on Malaysia where Pakistan had also hosted Australia.But before the series against England, Pakistan is waiting for a response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over whether they will be hosting the Pakistan women’s team as part of the ICC women’s league matches.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly discusses Delhi situation with Rohit Sharma ahead of 1st T20I vs BangladeshAlso See:
Rickie Fowler joined the GameDay crew to pick Bedlam as well as the other rivalry games on the last regular season Saturday of the season. Here’s who they all picked.Desmond: Oklahoma StatePollack: OklahomaFowler: Oklahoma StateCorso: Oklahoma StateIt got insane at the end. Corso almost lost Pete’s head when he leaned back and I was legitimately fearful for Fowler’s life.”I flew in to see my boys win.” pic.twitter.com/hcGRciK344— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 28, 2015 This was INSANE. Corso almost lost his head, nearly shot Fowler. pic.twitter.com/IG9amrcIFT— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 28, 2015 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Former five-star coup from last weekend, Tyron Johnson, is already getting settled in and has nearly been on campus a full week. Apparently it hasn’t taken long for the standout receiver to get settled in, either. He tweeted the following on Wednesday:Loving Stillwater ?— 国王 (@_TBJXIII) August 24, 2016Not only is he loving Stillwater, but he seems to be getting integrated with his new squad quickly. After a tweet sent out saying that his old team, LSU, is going to “run the tables“, (C’mon, man!) he quickly added that his new team may be in the thick of a run in the near future, too.OSU we coming too just watch??— 国王 (@_TBJXIII) August 24, 2016That’s more like it. Here’s to hoping you’re right, Mr. Johnson.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Brandon Weeden recently made it back for an Oklahoma State spring practice, and he talked about the team and his time there in an interview with Allison Gappa.“I’m impressed,” said Weeden of the team at the beginning of April. “I told all the coaches — especially Coach Glass — that these guys look different than when I was a sophomore or a freshman.“We had some good looking athletes but especially D-line and some of these receivers. I’d be the shortest guy in the quarterback room. Guys look good. Playing fast, which I like to see.”Weeden was particularly enthralled with the Mason Rudolph-James Washington twosome because of how it reminded him of himself and No. 81.“I’m sure they’re going to break every record we ever set, and I hope they do,” said Weeden. “I hope they do. I’m excited for Mason more than any of them.”Yes, this is probably true. Rudolph probably will end up with all the career QB records. But Weeden will still have him from a per-season perspective.Either way, it’s pretty cool to hear the best QB1 in school history comment on the one who will probably go down as the second best.We caught up with @bweeden3 at practice last Friday. Check out his interview with @AllisonGappa after the scrimmage. #okstate pic.twitter.com/3ijUlNitaF— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) April 4, 2017Also, nice pullover.
Arsenal Wenger not ready to prioritise Europa League Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 07:13 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arsenal Arsène Wenger Milan Milan v Arsenal UEFA Europa League Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League Videos Despite Arsenal being 10 points outside of the Premier League’s top four, the Gunners boss isn’t ready to fully focus on Europe Arsene Wenger will not shift Arsenal’s focus to the Europa League despite his side’s problems in the Premier League.Arsenal’s chances of Champions League qualification through the league appear remote, with the Gunners sixth in the table, 10 points outside the top four with 10 matches remaining.Next week’s Europa League round-of-16 tie against Italian giants AC Milan follows a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But although the Europa League winners earn a place in the Champions League – the route taken by Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United last season – Wenger says Arsenal will not necessarily prioritise the competition.”Look, I think we are in a situation where we first have to try and win the next game before making too long calculations,” said Wenger, whose side have suffered successive 3-0 defeats against Manchester City.”The game after always has an input and you always have that in your mind when you play so many games one after the other.”Jack Wilshere missed Thursday’s Premier League loss to City with an ankle injury, but Wenger is unsure whether the midfielder will be fit to return at the AMEX.”I don’t know because he has not practiced,” Wenger said. “I don’t know.”I will have to rest some players who gave a lot against City, for sure, because we have played a lot.”We will see how well he recovers.”With seven defeats in all competitions since the start of 2018, Arsenal have been beaten more times this year than any other Premier League side.But despite confidence dropping in the Gunners squad, Wenger backed himself to turn around a poor situation at Arsenal.”I’m always ready for a fight,” Wenger added. “Of course I am very disappointed but I have experienced these situations before.”I have faced difficult situations in my life and it helps to deal with this.”[I have] experience and desire to change things and to continue to help the team.”
Lionel Messi NBA star Steph Curry sees ‘creative genius’ similarities with Barcelona’s mercurial Messi Chris Burton 05:08 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Lionel Messi Barcelona Primera División The Golden State Warriors superstar believes he shares qualities regarding ability and drive with an iconic performer from a different sporting field Steph Curry enjoys a standing in NBA circles similar to that of Lionel Messi in the football world, with the pair sharing comparable “creative genius”.That is the view of a superstar performer at the Golden State Warriors who has helped to raise the bar on a basketball court and put himself in a position to secure a standing among the all-time greats.Messi has done likewise on a different sporting field, with the mercurial Argentine a five-time Ballon d’Or winner who has broken countless records and collected an enviable haul of collective and individual prizes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Curry sees parts of himself in the Barcalona icon, with both men having worked tirelessly on their art in an effort to reach the very top.A two-time NBA MVP told reporters: “I think it’s the creative genius to what he does and a flair, but also there is a fundamental aspect to the flair.“The work that he puts in, I’m assuming, based on the talent that he has, and combining that with the talent that he has and how that kind of shows when he’s out there on the pitch.“So I think there’s a lot of comparison, really, around the creativity and the innovation that we bring to our respective sports and trying to, I guess, impact – I would say influence the next generation to try to push themselves as well.”Curry has helped the Warriors to two NBA titles in a three-year period, with only a LeBron James-inspired Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 having denied him a hat-trick.He is back in the pursuit of major honours this season, with Messi doing the same at Camp Nou.Barcelona have opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the Liga table, are through to the Copa del Rey final and the last-16 of the Champions League.Messi has contributed 32 goals to their cause, with the 30-goal mark having been passed for a 10th successive season.
Premier League Tottenham confirm Kane sidelined until April Harry West Last updated 1 year ago 22:19 14/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane The striker picked up a foot injury in Spurs’ 4-1 win over Bournemouth and will not return until next month Harry Kane has damaged the ligaments in his right ankle and should return to training in April, Tottenham have announced.The England striker sustained the injury during the first half of Spurs’ 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and was replaced by Erik Lamela.After the game, manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was “concerned” by the issue, sparking fears that Kane’s club season could be over, while his participation in England’s World Cup campaign in Russia was also thrown into doubt. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp In light of those worries, Wednesday’s announcement shed something of a more positive light on the situation, with the club confirming the forward, who has 24 goals from 29 Premier League appearances in 2017-18, should return to train with the squad at some point next month.”Preliminary assessments have confirmed that @HKane has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle,” read a post on Spurs’ official Twitter account.”The England striker sustained the injury following a challenge in our 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and is expected to return to first team training next month.”TEAM NEWS: Preliminary assessments have confirmed that @HKane has damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle.The England striker sustained the injury following a challenge in our 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and is expected to return to First Team training next month. pic.twitter.com/q4sOSJHhPT — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 14, 2018 Tottenham were trailing 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium, but recovered impressively to chalk up a fourth successive Premier League victory, which leaves them third in the table with eight matches remaining.Their next outing is a trip to face Swansea City in the FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday, while England’s first game of Russia 2018 is against Tunisia on June 18. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Manchester United Mourinho tells struggling Manchester United stars to ‘grow up’ Peter Hanson 07:29 17/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Manchester United UEFA Champions League José Mourinho Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion FA Cup Manchester United v Sevilla Sevilla After seeing the Red Devils crash out of the Champions League to Sevilla, the manager believes his charges need to mature to reach the top Jose Mourinho has told his embattled players to “grow up” and start living up to the pressure of representing Manchester United.The Portuguese faced heavy criticism over his negative tactics in the Red Devils’ shock Champions League last-16 exit to Sevilla on Tuesday, but came out fighting during an epic 12-minute tirade at a news conference previewing United’s FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton and Hove Albion.During the embargoed section of his press briefing, though, Mourinho had some choice words for a squad that flopped in Europe and find themselves 16 points adrift of rivals Manchester City in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Mourinho did not go so far as to call out the players he perceives to be under-performing, opting instead to praise Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku, but warned his squad they must be stronger to survive at Old Trafford.”If you want to make a real top team, with a top mentality, you need to grow up and the best way is to have this kind of feeling,” he said.”Players have to learn how to cope with that level of expectation and that level of pressure. They have to survive, and when they survive, they become stronger.”I said we are not one of the top teams, not one of the favourites to win. I told you that with these words because I cannot tell you with different words while I am still in competition.”I cannot be in a competition, go there and say we have no chance. I couldn’t tell you.”You cannot expect me to say ‘this and that player, they have to do better’. I prefer to say that Matic and Lukaku are performing at a high level until the last match.”But I cannot tell you the ones that are not performing. I cannot tell you before a Champions League match.”The boss wraps up a passionate 12-minute message to #MUFC fans during his press conference… pic.twitter.com/JRaaBMpdcd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 16, 2018Mourinho, though, rejected suggestions that United were favourites to progress against Sevilla, and claimed the team that is fifth in LaLiga are better equipped for success that his squad.”We went out to a side that’s more successful than Manchester United in the last seven years in Europe,” he added.”We went out to a side that has a huge tradition in knockout competitions, a side in the Spanish cup final. We’re out to a team that knocked out Atletico Madrid in two legs.”We were knocked out by a team that’s brilliant in their approach for many years, with their scouting system, the way they invest with every Euro.”Do you think they didn’t have any players who could play in my team? In Sevilla, there are many players who would play in my team.”
Transfers ‘Bale is a Man Utd player’ – Giggs backs Mourinho move for Real Madrid star Chris Burton 01:24 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Transfers Manchester United Gareth Bale Real Madrid Primera División Premier League The Red Devils legend would like to a see a man he now manages with the Wales international side make his way to Old Trafford if interest is shown Gareth Bale is “a Manchester United player” and would excite supporters at Old Trafford if Jose Mourinho launches a summer raid for the Real Madrid forward, says Ryan Giggs.Having been linked with a return to England for some time, the former Tottenham star has seen transfer talk resurface of the back of comments made after a Champions League final victory over Liverpool.Having netted twice off the bench in a 3-1 win over Liverpool, Bale revealed that he will be weighing up his options this summer as he seeks to find competitive football “week in, week out”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar United would be prepared to offer him those opportunities and Giggs – who is now the 28-year-old’s boss with Wales – believes a big-money move could be beneficial to all concerned.The Red Devils legend told the South China Morning Post: “I’d be a happy United fan, that’s for sure.“I think he’s a Man United player. I think the fans would love him. The fans would adore him but again, like I say, he’s at a club where he’s won three Champions Leagues so why would you leave?”This is not the first time that Bale has sparked exit talk in Madrid and he has opted to stay put in previous windows.He also has a change of manager to think about at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, with Julen Lopetegui having inherited the Blancos reins from Zinedine Zidane.That could influence his decision, with it possible that he will once again delay a move elsewhere in favour of sticking to a contract in Spain due to run until 2022.“I think there’s been talk for the last three years of Gareth moving. I think he’s at the right club but of course he wants to play,” Giggs added.“Last season he was frustrated and I can understand that but with a new manager I’m sure that he’ll wait to see how he does and see if he’s part of the new manager’s plans.”
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)This weekend will feature several marquee matchups, including showdowns between ranked opponents. While Michigan and Michigan State could steal the show on Saturday, don’t lose sight of the remaining undefeated teams trying to keep their perfect season alive.One of the best games of the weekend might just be NC State against Clemson, as both ACC programs have yet to lose this season. Obviously, something has to give in this matchup, as college football analyst Ralph D. Russo believes the Tigers will end the Wolfpack’s pursuit of perfection.Here is his prediction, via Associated Press News:“No. 16 North Carolina State (plus 16½) at No. 3 ClemsonThe Tigers’ defensive line has all the star power, but the Wolfpack’s offensive line has future pros, too, in LG Terronne Prescod, C Garrett Bradbury and LT Tyler Jones … CLEMSON 34-21.”NC State receiving its first loss of the season isn’t the only intriguing prediction from Russo. In fact, he sees another undefeated team going down on Saturday.Although the Cincinnati Bearcats have been dominant through six contests, Temple could be their kryptonite.No. 20 Cincinnati (plus 3½) at TempleAAC East race could be fun with Bearcats and Owls mixing it up with UCF and USF … TEMPLE 22-20.Cincinnati and Temple will kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET from Lincoln Financial Field. As for NC State and Clemson, they’ll start at 3:30 p.m. ET from Clemson Memorial Stadium.It’ll be interesting to see how these two games unfold on Saturday, as NC State and Cincinnati try to stay undefeated.
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Kyler Murray’s football career might have come to an end tonight.Oklahoma’s star quarterback played admirably against No. 1 Alabama tonight, but the effort from the Sooners’ leader wasn’t enough against a dominant Nick Saban squad.The Crimson Tide topped the Sooners, 45-34, at the Orange Bowl to move on to the College Football Playoff national title game.Murray reacted in heartbreak.Oklahoma’s star quarterback was seen crying on the field following the game.Murray walked off the field with a towel covering his head.#Sooners QB Kyler Murray. Bama 45-34 final pic.twitter.com/DiCyx6BBgi— Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo) December 30, 2018“Tears running down his face after game. He cares so much. Valiant effort. Much respect. Just a fantastic season,” ESPN’s Holly Rowe tweeted.Tears running down his face after game. He cares so much. Valiant effort. Much respect. Just a fantastic season from @TheKylerMurray @OU_Football pic.twitter.com/0H06MNY7EB— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) December 30, 2018Here’s a longer video of Murray walking off the field:What a wild ride the Kyler Murray era at Oklahoma was. *End scene* pic.twitter.com/7I25Dbxncc— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) December 30, 2018If this was really it for Kyler Murray the football player, it’s been quite a ride.
Story Highlights Mr. Wynter, who was responding to questions at the BOJ’s quarterly press briefing at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay on Friday (May 19), said it was in the country’s best interest if more businesses are regularized and taxes can be collected. Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Brian Wynter says a way should be found to facilitate the seamless transition of businesses operating informally to the formal economy.Mr. Wynter, who was responding to questions at the BOJ’s quarterly press briefing at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay on Friday (May 19), said it was in the country’s best interest if more businesses are regularized and taxes can be collected.“It is important that we find ways to bring people into the formal sector and where we will definitely know who is doing what. A very good way to start, is to try to make it easier for them to do business,” Mr. Wynter said.The BOJ Governor added that it was important that persons understand the benefits that come along in being regularized, noting that it is a major plus for sustainable economic growth.Meanwhile, Mr. Wynter noted that the BOJ has been on a drive to promote a Financial Inclusion Strategy which enables the “under banked” to better undertake and grow business activities, save safely in the financial sector, manage risks and build financial security.“Ultimately, financial inclusion helps to promote economic growth and reduce poverty and income inequality,” he said, while noting that it will contribute to Jamaica’s transformation from a middle income country, to one which affords its citizens high standards of living.However, the BOJ Governor stated that while much has been done over the last few years to make Jamaica more financially inclusive, many challenges remain.“Reliance on cash remains high, while the usage of accounts and electronic transaction instruments are low. This is in part due to their perceived high cost and inconvenience,” Mr. Wynter stated.He added that findings have shown that a large section of the population believe that the financial system will not serve their needs.“A national financial inclusion strategy can serve as a powerful tool to coordinate, deepen and accelerate national efforts to reach higher levels of financial inclusion,” he further pointed out.Cabinet approved the National Financial Inclusion Strategy in May 2016. For further information, persons can contact the technical secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 932-4145. “It is important that we find ways to bring people into the formal sector and where we will definitely know who is doing what. A very good way to start, is to try to make it easier for them to do business,” Mr. Wynter said. Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Brian Wynter says a way should be found to facilitate the seamless transition of businesses operating informally to the formal economy.
Like Madonna, Cher or Prince, he needs only one name. It’s Gus and if you haven’t heard of him, you are either new to Halifax or have been living in a bubble for the past 60 years. Gus is the gopher tortoise who is older than any of the museum staff or exhibits at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, his home for more than six decades. The popular senior citizen turns 85 on June 10, and will be honoured with a party at the museum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. that will include GUSing games, stories and, of course, cake and turtle-shaped cookies. Ray Ashton of the Gopher Tortoise Conservation Initiative, Ashton Biodiversity Research and Preservation, in Florida is impressed by Gus’s longevity. “Since scientists discovered that we cannot definitively tell the age of a turtle or tortoise by the rings on their scales, one could say that Gus is the oldest documented living gopher tortoise in North America and, most likely, the world,” said Mr. Ashton, who next week will rescue 1,000 tortoises from being crushed at development in Jacksonville, Fla. Gus was purchased in a Florida reptile shop in the early 1940s by a former museum director for about $5. The director also bought an indigo snake and an alligator to display at the museum. “Although gopher tortoises are not presently CITES listed (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), export permits are required,” said museum zoologist Andrew Hebda. “This, however, was not the case in the 1940s.” John Augustus Gilhen, curator emeritus with the museum, was first introduced to Gus in 1952 at the old Science Museum on Spring Garden Road in Halifax. “I was a museum kid back then, with my head buried in field guides, when I was asked to help out with feeding the snakes and turtles,” Gilhen said. “Each day I would feel a tapping on my toe only to look down and see Gus who wanted lettuce.” Gus was adult size in 1952, meaning he likely hatched sometime between 1920 and 1925. That would make 82 to 87 years old. “Five years ago, on his 80th birthday, we decided to split this difference so Gus turns 85 this year,” said Gilhen. “Gopher tortoises are one of four tortoises that live in the warmer, dryer climates of North America,” said Ashton. “Gus came from Florida where the tortoises are soon to be listed as threatened; a critical designation for the survival of this species in the wild.” Gus is a vegetarian. His well-planned diet includes only the best of organic lettuce, bananas, local strawberries, blueberries, dandelion greens, tomatoes and blackberries, which he particularly enjoys. When Gus wants a walk, he summons museum staff by scratching on the side of his home. In summer, Gus heads straight out the doors to the museum’s pesticide-free lawns where he chomps clover and grass. Following closely behind is a “pied piper” line of kids. Gus has charmed the hearts of three generations of children. “They simply adore him,” said Janet Maltby, museum manager. “There have been thousands of love letters and drawings given to Gus over the years. We can’t keep them all, but we do have a box full of ‘I Love You Gus’ notes.” Gus has always been full of adventure, too. Thirty years ago, he went missing for almost a year. The kidnappers were never identified and one day Gus simply reappeared, roaming the museum halls. On another occasion, he disappeared behind a wall for months without food and water. There was also an escape and Gus was found heading toward the Public Gardens some two blocks away. He’s even been offered female companionship, which he ignored. Gus can drop names, too, if he wanted. He’s met Vincent Price, a president of Iceland, William H. Macy and wife Felicity Hoffman, Gordie Howe and Kate Beckinsale, to name a few. He was a regular guest on the CBC children’s show Switchback with Stan the Man in the 1980s. His national debut was on CBC TV Mid-day, and he even joined CTVs Vicki Gabereau Live show with Bruce Guthro, Mary Walsh and Lorna Smith. A list of fans and accomplishments truly worthy of the world’s oldest gopher tortoise, especially one whose popularity with young people never seems to go out of style.
Washington: The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. An alert from the DHS critical infrastructure computer emergency response team recommends that plane owners ensure they restrict unauthorized physical access to their aircraft until the industry develops safeguards to address the issue, which was discovered by a Boston-based cybersecurity company and reported to the federal government. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USMost airports have security in place to restrict unauthorized access and there is no evidence that anyone has exploited the vulnerability. But a DHS official told The Associated Press that the agency independently confirmed the security flaw with outside partners and a national research laboratory, and decided it was necessary to issue the warning. The cybersecurity firm, Rapid7, found that an attacker could potentially disrupt electronic messages transmitted across a small plane’s network, for example by attaching a small device to its wiring, that would affect aircraft systems.Engine readings, compass data, altitude and other readings “could all be manipulated to provide false measurements to the pilot,” according to the DHS alert. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe warning reflects the fact that aircraft systems are increasingly reliant on networked communications systems, much like modern cars. The auto industry has already taken steps to address similar concerns after researchers exposed vulnerabilities. The Rapid7 report focused only on small aircraft because their systems are easier for researchers to acquire. Large aircraft frequently use more complex systems and must meet additional security requirements. The DHS alert does not apply to older small planes with mechanical control systems. But Patrick Kiley, Rapid7’s lead researcher on the issue, said an attacker could exploit the vulnerability with access to a plane or by bypassing airport security. “Someone with five minutes and a set of lock picks can gain access (or) there’s easily access through the engine compartment,” Kiley said. Jeffrey Troy, president of the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center, an industry organization for cybersecurity information, said there is a need to improve the security in networked operating systems but emphasized that the hack depends on bypassing physical security controls mandated by law.