Saturday was a special day in Oklahoma State’s season (obviously), and the cinematic highlights perfectly capture the importance of the Cowboys moving to 10-1* on the season.The highlights here are as good as you would expect. All the Carson truck sticks. All the Lacy grabs. All the Kenny Hill sacks. Drink it in, Cowboy fans because we get two straight weeks of bliss.Also it gave us this elite GIF.Boing boing boing. pic.twitter.com/YY1SaXfNLR— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 21, 2016 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. Mason Rudolph’s poor performance on Saturday was not the only reason Oklahoma State lost in Bedlam, but it was a big one. Rudolph was 11/25 for 186 yards and no TDs. He missed receivers all over the field. Rudolph did run the ball quite well, which was a bright spot, but all in all it was probably the worst performance we have seen from No. 2 since the Texas game last year.Here is Pro Football Focus on his grade.Rudolph seemed to have problems all game with trying to get a grip on the football, as it seemed to be slipping out of his hands every time he threw … [he] was 0-of-7 on passes between 10 and 20 yards. Rudolph found himself under pressure on 8 dropbacks (out of 29) and failed to complete any of his five attempts, while also taking two sacks. While this was a tough game for Rudolph, it shouldn’t take away from the phenomenal season he had in which he graded out at 89.5 overall, among the best college quarterbacks in the country. [PFF]I would blame the rain or the conditions but … well, did you watch Baker Mayfield? No, this one is on Rudolph. For all the adulation he (rightfully) received for winning the 2014 game, he has to take the blame for this one (and he did).“Just a rough day,” said Rudolph after Bedlam. “Honestly, I’ll take all the responsibility for the lack of production, especially in the second half. Obviously, it needed to be better. [My performance was] not great at times. I think I try to do a good job managing the ball in the first half and taking care of the ball and pulling the ball when we needed to but I think our guys up front played well all game and I’ve just got to be more productive … I think we had a great game plan. I think it was just a question of execution on my part and we’ve just got to be better.”As for whether the weather affected him, Rudolph didn’t make excuses.“We kind of practiced a little bit all week in preparation for it, but there are certain times when you’re going tempo and the ball is a little more wet at the beginning of the drive than it is when you’re not going tempo,” said Rudolph. “But once again, no excuses. We’ve just got to be consistent.”Again, no bigger fan of No. 2 than me. He will be fine. He is 21-6 as a starter and just lead OSU to back-to-back 10-win* seasons. To go Gundy on you … in the society we live in, there is maybe no bigger issue than the one that befalls individuals who cannot hold two truths in their minds at the same time. Rudolph can both have been awful in Bedlam (he was) and still be a great college quarterback (he is).The road issues are a real thing, and we will dive into them more as the season winds down. And I suppose the silver lining here is that there is a sub-zero chance Rudolph will declare for the NFL Draft now so we get another year of him with all those weapons. And one more shot at winning Bedlam.
Primera División Barcelona Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Atletico Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 15:15 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Primera División Barcelona v Atlético Madrid Barcelona Atlético Madrid Everything you need to know as first meets second in the Primera Division at Camp Nou this weekend… Barcelona meet Atletico Madrid on Sunday in what will be a huge title test for both teams in La Liga.Ernesto Valverde’s side saw their lead cut to five points at the top of the table after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Las Palmas in the Canary Islands on Thursday and, after arriving on the mainland just before 4am on Friday morning, their players were back in training at 12:30 to prepare for Sunday’s big game.Atletico, meanwhile, were in action at home to Leganes on Wednesday and won that match 4-0, with all four goals scored by Antoine Griezmann. Diego Simeone’s side have only lost once all season and drew 1-1 with Barca at the Wanda Metropolitano back in October. 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 Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s clash at Camp Nou…Barcelona injuriesNelson Semedo is expected to be out for five weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in last Saturday’s 6-1 win at home to Girona.Meanwhile, Sergi Samper is out with a long-term problem. The midfielder was on loan at Las Palmas, but damaged ankle ligaments in a game against Eibar in January and has returned to Barcelona for the rest of the season in order to recover and receive treatment.Barcelona suspensionsJordi Alba picked up his fifth league booking of the season against Girona and missed the trip to Las Palmas, but he will be available again this weekend. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez managed to avoid a yellow card on Thursday and will feature, although he is still just one booking away from a ban.Barcelona potential starting line-upBarcelona remain unbeaten in La Liga and coming through this match with that record intact will make the Blaugrana big favourites to claim the title at the end of the season.Valverde will therefore pick his strongest side and the only real doubt is in midfield, with Andres Iniesta, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele competing for two spots alongside Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.If Iniesta starts, Coutinho could feature as well, but given that his preferred position is also on the left, Dembele may get the nod to provide more balance on the right.With Semedo injured, Sergi Roberto will start at right-back, with Alba back from suspension to replace Lucas Digne on the left. Gerard Pique, rested on Thursday, will return alongside Samuel Umtiti in central defence.Atletico Madrid team newsAtletico have lost just once this season in La Liga and are on form after thrashing Sevilla 5-2 away from home and then Leganes 4-0 in their last two league games.Griezmann scored seven goals in those two matches and his partnership with Diego Costa in attack is really starting to blossom for the Rojiblancos.Simeone’s side have a small squad for the remainder of the season after Yannick Carrasco and Nico Gaitan both moved to China and goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya joined Real Sociedad this week.In addition, defenders Lucas Hernandez and Stefan Savic are doubtful for Sunday’s game.TV channel & kick-off timeBarcelona versus Atletico kicks off at 16:15 local time on Sunday and will be broadcast live in the UK (United Kingdom) on Sky Sports Mix from 15:00 GMT.In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on beIN SPORTS and kicks off at 10:15 ET.Best Opta match facts Barcelona have not lost any of their last 15 games against Atletico in La Liga (11 wins and four draws), their best unbeaten run against them in the competition. Atletico have just lost just once in their last 24 La Liga games away from home (won 15, drawn eight), a 1-0 defeat against Espanyol in December. Simeone (eight defeats and four draws) has never beaten Barca as a coach in La Liga. Atletico are Lionel Messi’s second favourite opponent in all competitions (27 goals scored) after Sevilla (29). Only against Villarreal (nine) has Fernando Torres scored more goals in La Liga than against Barcelona (eight, same as against Athletic), although his last league goal at Camp Nou in the competition was 12 years ago (a double in February 2006).
Wesley Sneijder Sneijder retires from Netherlands duty after Koeman meeting Joe Wright 19:50 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Netherlands Al Gharafa Stars League World Cup With the new man at the helm eager to bring young players into the Dutch set-up, a man with 133 caps to his name has agreed to step aside Wesley Sneijder has retired from Netherlands duty, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has announced.The 33-year-old agreed to walk away from international football following a meeting with head coach Ronald Koeman.”Wesley is one of the best Dutch footballers of recent years,” Koeman said via the KNVB’s official website. 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 “But I want to build a new Oranje and I have to make some decisions.”Sneijder, who joined Al Gharafa in January, admits the move to Qatar was always likely to bring his international career to an end.”When I left for Qatar, I knew of course that this could have an impact on my career as an international,” he said.”I also understand that Koeman wants to make a new start with younger players. We spoke very openly about this and it was a very pleasant conversation.”I respect his choice.”Sneijder made his senior Netherlands debut in a friendly against Portugal in April 2003.The midfielder went on to make a record 133 appearances, breaking the previous highest tally of 130 set by retired goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.He won the Silver Ball and Bronze Boot for his performances in the 2010 World Cup, when he inspired Netherlands to the final, where they lost 1-0 to Spain.
Manchester United Lindelof accepts Man Utd competition as he lives the ‘dream’ Chris Burton 17:15 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Crystal Palace v Manchester United Crystal Palace The Swedish defender has endured a testing debut campaign in England, but believes he is adapting to the demands of life at a global superpower Victor Lindelof admits to living “a dream” at Manchester United and is accepting of competition for places at “one of the biggest clubs in the world”.The Sweden international defender moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2017, with life at Benfica traded in for that at the Theatre of Dreams.Adjusting to the demands of a Premier League stage has not been easy, with Jose Mourinho having eased the 23-year-old into his plans following a testing opening to his debut campaign. 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 Lindelof has, however, improved as the season has progressed and is happy with his development at a club he always hoped would give him a chance.He told Sky Sports ahead of a possible outing against Crystal Palace on Monday: “Coming here to play at this great club has been a dream for me since I was a kid, so yeah – I enjoy it every day.”I wake up every day and I’m very happy I get to come here and do what I love. I don’t take anything for granted, I work hard every day.”I’m just trying to do my best every day, work hard and improve. When you’re given the chance to play, it’s always nice to be out there and help the team, and I’m just happy to be out there doing that.”We have world-class players in every position and I think that’s very important to have. This club is one of the biggest clubs in the world, so you’re obviously going to have that.”Lindelof has made 23 appearances this season, although only eight of those have been Premier League starts.He admits that the English top-flight has been something of an eye-opener for him, with the standard considerably higher than that he experienced while impressing in Portugal.”Every game is difficult here,” Lindelof added, with United looking to wrap up a runner-up finish this season.”Every opponent is going to work hard, fight for 90 minutes to try to get three points, and that’s what makes the Premier League such a good league, the level of competition. It was a bit different in Portugal, we had only a few big games during the season.”We want to win as many games as possible and of course, you always want to come first. But if not, second is there, and that’s what we have to work for.”We’re improving as a team every day. It’s important for us to play a lot of games, and just keep going.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
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.
Social proof is the powerful idea that if we think everyone else is acting in a certain way, we’re likely to act that way, too. People are conformists by nature, and we take cues about how to think and what to do from those around us. Social norms fuel entire industries. Would the fashion world be able to motivate us to buy a narrower tie or a longer skirt this year if we didn’t care what people think?At Network for Good, we’ve used the principle of social norms to increase donations through our web site. We state that more than 100,000 nonprofits have raised more than $800 million through our service to show how easy and safe it is to give through our system. Many charities have “cybergiving week” – that end-of-year spike in online giving. The psychological subtext is simple; everyone’s doing it, so you should too! Here are some ways you can generate social proof for your cause: Once you get some critical mass going, use fundraising tickers. Show how many people are giving, in real time. Count your community: Show how many people have taken action to create a sense of a growing community of like-minded people. Use testimonials: Quotes from people talking about why they support you are powerful. Other people are often your best messengers. In your call to action, choose wording that demonstrates that others are already participating, e.g. “join millions of other generous Americans” or “hundreds of other concerned members in your community”.,Social proof is the powerful idea that if we think everyone else is acting in a certain way, we’re likely to act that way, too. People are conformists by nature, and we take cues about how to think and what to do from those around us. Social norms fuel entire industries. Would the fashion world be able to motivate us to buy a narrower tie or a longer skirt this year if we didn’t care what people think?At Network for Good, we’ve tried using the principle of social norms to increase donations through our web site. We state that more than 325,000 people have given more than $112 million through our web site to show new users just how popular we are. In December 2006, when our traffic increases, we feature a real-time ticker of total donations so people can see just how many other people are taking action. In December 2006 and 2005, we partnered with Yahoo! on a “cybergiving week” to promote the idea that just as retail sales has black Friday, charities have “cybergiving week” – that end-of-year spike in online giving. The psychological subtext? Everyone’s doing it so you, should too! Fundraising thermometers and also send the message, “Other people are doing it, and you are part of something larger.”Here are some ways you can generate social proof:• Once you get some critical mass going, use fundraising tickers. Show how many people are giving, in real time.• Count your community: Show how many people have taken action to create a sense of a growing community of like-minded people.• Use testimonials: Quotes from people talking about why they support you are powerful. Other people are often your best messengers.• In calls to action, choose wording that demonstrates that others are already participating, e.g. “join millions of other generous Americans” or “hundreds of other concerned members in your community”
I’m in lovely Lexington, Kentucky today giving a workshop for nonprofits. It’s hard to miss the horses here, along with the bourbon. In fact, one of the participants here today, George Cherry from Red Bird Mission handed me two business cards. The first was for the mission. The second was from Maker’s Mark. George is a Maker’s Mark Ambassador.What great marketing. George has a real business card from Maker’s Mark which has his name as Ambassador, an ambassador number and a barrel number. George’s barrel number is 691267, which means because he’s been a faithful ambassador for a couple of years, he has a real whiskey barrel with his name on it. When they uncork it in six years, they are going to invite him to see it. George also told me that Maker’s Mark sponsored the Keeneland races here and holds other events around Lexington. But most important, they’ve got George out talking about their product in a very engaging way. He even has a pen that looks like the bottle:So here’s what Maker’s Mark shows us:Business cards can be marketing vehicles, not just name cards. Do you have cool stuff about your nonprofit on your card? Flickr lets you make great cards of unique sizes with photos. It’s worth asking people who like you to evangelize for your cause, but it’s important to give them an easy way to do it, like card bearing their name.Reward the people who evangelize for you over time.I’d love to see a Maker’s Mark of nonprofits with brand ambassadors like George.
Iran 1 Portugal 1: Santos’ men survive late Saransk scare after Ronaldo penalty miss Patric Ridge Last updated 1 year ago 04:17 6/26/18 Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty miss ultimately did not cost Portugal a last-16 berth as they held out for a dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran. Mehdi Taremi wasted a gilt-edged chance after Karim Ansarifard’s penalty had thrown Iran a lifeline, but Portugal survived with a 1-1 draw to make the World Cup last 16 despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed spot-kick in a match dominated by VAR.The usually prolific Ronaldo was off target with a 53rd-minute penalty, awarded after a video-assisted review, as Portugal failed to build on Ricardo Quaresma’s first-half stunner in the crucial Group B contest.That miss from Ronaldo, who was perhaps fortunate not to see red for another VAR check after swinging an arm into the face of Morteza Pouraliganji, was punished when Cedric Soares was pinged for handball after referee Enrique Caceres again went to his video monitor. 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 Unlike Ronaldo, Ansarifard made no mistake with a powerful finish into the roof of the net to set up a grandstand finish in Saransk.But Taremi fluffed his lines in the dying embers, firing into the side-netting from close range as Portugal held out for a crucial point.It means the European champions are into the last 16 – where they face Uruguay – in second place, behind Spain – who themselves secured a dramatic 2-2 draw with Morocco – only on goals scored, while Iran settle for third with four points.19 – There have been 19 penalties taken at the 2018 World Cup , more than in any other edition in the history of the competition. VAR . #WorldCup #IRNPOR pic.twitter.com/8tmhJJi3nm — OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 25, 2018 Predictably it was Ronaldo who had the first chance, the superstar forward cutting in from the left before lashing a powerful strike goalwards that Alireza Beiranvand held onto at the second attempt.Iran responded well and Alireza Jahanbakhsh led a swift counter-attack before sliding a pass to Vahid Amiri, who dragged his first-time effort wide.Ronaldo appealed for a penalty soon after when his free-kick clipped Sardar Azmoun’s elbow, although replays suggest it would have been a harsh decision.Jahanbakhsh was proving Iran’s greatest threat and Rui Patricio had to be alert to deny the AZ winger an assist with a free-kick that Saeid Ezatolahi turned towards goal, but it would be Quaresma’s piece of magic that broke the deadlock.Having combined with Adrien Silva, Quaresma let rip with a wonderful outside-of-the-boot effort that looped over Beiranvand into the top-left corner.34y 272d – Ricardo Quaresma is the oldest player to score on his first World Cup start (34 years, 272 days) since Yahya Golmohammadi for Iran against Mexico in 2006 (35 years, 84 days). Trivela. #IRNPOR #POR #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/LxL8DI0M84— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 25, 2018Referee Caceres appeared to have missed Ezatolahi’s blatant foul on Ronaldo following the restart, but VAR again took centre stage when the official reviewed, and then overturned, his decision.Ronaldo did not make Iran pay, though, failing to direct his low effort far enough to the right, enabling Beiranvand to get down and make a fine stop.Azmoun tested the referee’s resolve again when he went down under pressure from Jose Fonte, but Caceres rightly dismissed the striker’s appeals for a penalty.There was more VAR drama late on, however. After using his visual aid to conclude that Ronaldo’s challenge on Pouraliganji was only worth a booking, Caceres used the system once more to determine that Cedric’s handball from Azmoun’s header had been intentional.Ansarifard duly converted high to his right to give Iran hope, but Taremi was unable to complete the miracle turnaround as Iran ultimately fell at the first hurdle. Key Opta stats:- Portugal have progressed from the group stage of the World Cup for the fourth time in their history (also 1966, 2006 and 2010).- Iran have been eliminated from the group stage at the World Cup in all five tournaments they have competed in (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 and 2018).- Both of Iran’s goals at the 2018 World Cup were scored in injury time (94:06 against Morocco, 92:48 against Portugal).- Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma (34y 272d) is the oldest player to score on his first World Cup start since Yahya Golmohammadi (35y 84d), who did so for Iran in 2006 against Mexico.- Two of Cristiano Ronaldo’s three penalties at the World Cup for Portugal have been against Iran – he scored in 2006 but saw his effort saved in this game.- Ronaldo has a 50 per cent penalty success rate in major tournaments for Portugal, scoring two (against Iran and Spain at the World Cups in 2006 and 2018 respectively) but also failing with two (against Austria at Euro 2016 and Iran today).- Iran remain winless in eight World Cup matches against European opposition (D2 L6). read more
World Cup Ibrahimovic backs Sweden to follow his example and ‘take over the world’ Dejan Kalinic 15:59 6/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) World Cup Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden v Switzerland Switzerland Sweden have made it into the last-16 of the World Cup and their former talisman is backing them to go all the way and win it in Russia Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is very happy to see Sweden into the World Cup knockout stage and is backing the nation to “take over the world” just as he once did.Ibrahimovic, 36, retired from international football after Euro 2016, having scored a record 62 goals in 116 appearances for his country.There were suggestions the striker could return for the World Cup, but he was overlooked, and Sweden have shown few signs of missing the superstar as they topped Group F to reach the last 16. 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 Ibrahimovic said he was delighted to see his nation performing so well on the world stage.”I said before the World Cup they’ll go far and they’ll probably win it,” the LA Galaxy striker said on Thursday.”I’m very happy, proud to be Swedish, driving around with a Swedish flag, so, we hear them.”I took over the world, now Sweden are taking over the world.”Sweden claimed wins over South Korea and Mexico while losing to Germany in the group stage, and Janne Andersson’s men face Switzerland in the last 16 on Tuesday.Ibrahimovic said Sweden had already shown they would be tough opponents for any team.”Whoever plays against Sweden will have a hard time for sure and I think everybody knows it,” he said.Awesomeness! Sweden beats Mexico 3-0 and makes it into the last 16 at the World Cup! pic.twitter.com/yx6PJe6z7D — Sweden.se (@swedense) June 27, 2018 “They’ve shown it, they know it and they will continue. It’s a difficult game, it’s a European clash, so let’s see.”They played against two non-European [teams] and they beat both of them and they lost against Germany, who are European, but I think it doesn’t matter here, because here it’s like win or lose.”But they’ll do good. We all support them.”
World Cup Video: Croatia vs Denmark – Head-to-Head World Cup 2018 last 16 match preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 17:30 6/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy World Cup Videos Croatia v Denmark Croatia Denmark Goal previews the clash between the Group D table-toppers and a side led by the talents of Christian Eriksen, as well as three other last 16 matches
OTTAWA – An internal federal analysis foresees a stretch of job-market moderation in Canada’s near future following an extended period of healthy employment growth — an economic shift expected to play out as political parties calibrate their pre-election pitches for 2019.The assessment, prepared last spring for Finance Minister Bill Morneau, predicted that job creation would fade over the near term for a number of reasons. The explanations pointed to an economy already running at full capacity, an unemployment rate that has likely bottomed out near a four-decade low and the “stiff head winds” of Canada’s aging population.To make their point, Finance officials noted that the labour market lost a combined 72,600 positions in the first two months of 2018 after a strong 2017 that produced 425,000 jobs — 92 per cent of which were full time.The department said the early 2018 employment dip ended 17 consecutive months of job gains, which it called the longest uninterrupted streak in more than 15 years.Looking forward, the memo’s authors warned the new year slump may have marked a turning point.“While employment data are very volatile on a month-to-month basis, this does suggest that employment growth is moderating,” said the April briefing note, which The Canadian Press obtained under the Access to Information Act.“Our view is that it will likely continue to do so going forward, reflecting a combination of cyclical and demographic factors.”Whether or not criticism is warranted, the federal Liberal government can expect political foes to focus on incoming batches of jobs numbers as they ready their attacks in the lead-up to next year’s election.The economy is always an important battlefield, and the Conservatives believe they have an edge.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, for instance, has already accused the Trudeau government of “squandering” the booming economy that he argues the Liberals inherited in 2015 from the Tories.On the other side, the Liberals have frequently tried to take credit for the country’s good economic run.Many experts, however, argue that the direction of the Canadian economy — positive or negative — is much more influenced by external factors, such as oil prices, U.S. demand and global growth, than policy decisions by any federal government.Since those first two months of 2018, the labour market has seen some improvement. Through June, employment posted a net decrease of 17,100 jobs this year, according to Statistics Canada’s latest labour force survey.The Finance memo said Canadians should expect more subdued job creation ahead because of slower economic growth, along with the pressure of fewer people wanting to participate in the job market because of an aging population. Those forces will further constrain economic expansion and, thus, employment opportunities.Since the unemployment rate, which fell to 5.8 per cent this year, was already below its “natural (trend) rate, there is likely limited scope for the rate to come down further,” the authors said.The memo also informed Morneau that despite robust 2017 performance, the job market showed signs of underlying weakness.The note underlined wage growth that’s “still relatively modest by historical standards,” a lethargic employment rebound in Alberta since the 2014 oil-price collapse and a higher-than-anticipated share of unemployed people who have been looking for work for at least six months.The Bank of Canada has also been predicting a slowdown in employment growth. Last month, the bank called labour market conditions “healthy,” but also agreed with Finance that there was room for improvement in energy-producing regions, the long-term unemployment rate and wage growth.The central bank also says employment has remained resilient enough that more and more businesses have been reporting labour shortages.In June, average hourly wage growth remained firm at 3.6 per cent. The number, however, did come down from its nine-year high in May of 3.9 per cent. By comparison, a chart in Morneau’s briefing note pointed out that wage growth was close to five per cent before the 2008-09 recession.Canada added 31,800 jobs in June and the unemployment rate moved up to six per cent, from 5.8 per cent in May. Many economists, however, said the higher jobless rate was an encouraging sign because it coincided with the influx of nearly 76,000 job seekers back into the labour market, suggesting more people were optimistic they could land work in the hotter economy.The jobs numbers for July will be released next week.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
New Delhi: A fire broke out in two mobile repairing shops in Karol Bagh’s Gaffar Market on Saturday, fire officials said. According to the officials, they received information about the fire at around 11.50 pm following which five fire tenders were rushed to the spot. It was found that two mobile repairing shops which were operating from a basement had caught fire. The blaze was brought under control at around 12.20 pm and no casualty has been reported, they said, adding further details are awaited.
Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that around 1.98 million pilgrims are performing this year’s annual Muslim pilgrimage, the hajj, sharply fewer than last year due to reduced quotas.The Public Statistics Department said in a statement cited by the official SPA agency that 1.38 million pilgrims came from overseas, down 21 percent on last year’s 1.75 million.Another 600,700 pilgrims came from within the kingdom, a drop of 57 percent from 1.4 million in 2012. Most of them are expatriates living in the kingdom. The department said the total number of pilgrims is down 37.3 percent from 3.16 million last year.The kingdom cut quotas for pilgrims from abroad by 20 percent and vowed to slash domestics by half due to construction work in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and because of fears from MERS coronavirus.
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno insists that Julen Lopetegui will sit in the dugout for Sunday’s El Clasico against BarcelonaGoals from Karim Benzema and Marcelo helped Real end a five-game winless run with a 2-1 Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen, although a 78th-minute strike from Viktoria Plzen somewhat spoiled things.However, reports that Lopetegui would be released before the weekend have been denied by Butragueno.The 55-year-old, who previously played for Los Blancos as a striker, insists that the club will continue as normal.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Lopetegui will sit on the bench at Camp Nou as normal,” Butragueno told Movistar, via FourFourTwo.“In these kinds of situations, it is important to remain calm and trust the players. Sunday’s game is a great motivation for us.”The Spaniard also called for more respect from the supporters, who could be heard jeering at the players come full-time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Sean Dyche has dismissed the fact that Tottenham is dependent on striker Harry Kane ahead of Burnley’s game against them on Saturday.Kane has been on the sidelines since injuring his ankle ligaments in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley back in January.The England striker could likely face Burnley at Turf Moor after returning to first team training but Dyche is bracing up for a tough test.“He’s a top striker, although they have fared pretty well without him. He is one of the best around when fit,” Dyche said of Kane ahead of the Sky Live clash.“He does more or less everything. For all people say, ‘is he really quick’, a lot of centre-forwards are, but he is quick with his brain, he’s quick in is movement and he sees things really quickly.“[But] it has been proven that they are not just a Harry Kane Tottenham. They have some top players and that has been proven while Harry Kane has been missing.“But it’s fair to say, he adds to it without a shadow of a doubt.”The Clarets are looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight games since their 5-1 reverse at home by Everton on Boxing Day.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Dyche is delighted at the manner in which his team have performed till date, jumping to 15th in the table having previously been stuck in the relegation zone.Dyche: Spurs are more than just Kane #epl: Sean Dyche has praised the ability of Harry Kane but insists Tottenham are not a one-man team ahead of Burnley’s game against them on Saturday…. https://t.co/nTLuxnBOMC pic.twitter.com/QjGGV2GUzC— EPL Feeds (@eplfeeds) February 21, 2019“We’ve been heavily questioned this season, myself and the team,” added Dyche.“To come out of that with a good run of performances and results is very pleasing.“The players are certainly grounded enough to know there is more to come and we have got to continue in that vein.”A win for Burnley will further strengthen their hopes of survival as the battle for relegation hots up.
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Brandon Holley is returning to print magazines. After a stint as editor-in-chief and business lead of Yahoo! Shine, Condé Nast has named her editor-in-Chief of Lucky magazine, replacing Kim France. From 2005 to 2007 Holley served as editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s Jane, and launched ELLEgirl in 2001.Several editorial hires have been made at O, the Oprah Magazine: Lauren Kern was appointed executive editor, Michelle Shih was named director of digital editions and lifestyle, Raha Naddaf was named senior editor and Adam Bell was appointed managing editor.Hearst announced a pair of personnel changes at the U.S. edition of Marie Claire: Alison Edmond was named fashion editor-at-large and Elise Nersesian-Solé as articles editor. Harper’s Bazaar appointed Brian Garnock associate publisher of advertising. Most recently, Garnock served as vice president of advertising at the New York Times.Meredith’s Fitness announced the addition of three new editors: Lisa Haney was named senior fitness editor, Jenna Autouri was appointed fitness editor, and April Franzino was named associated beauty editor.Advanstar Communications appointed Steve Sturm chief marketing officer. Sturm previously served as group vice president of Americas Strategic Research and Planning.Fader Media named Thomas Kay creative director. Previously, Kay headed New York magazine’s Intelligencer section.Brian Hoffman was named executive vice president and chief creative officer of Hoffman Media. Most recently he served as the company’s vice president of brand management.Niche Media founder and CEO Jason Binn was appointed chief advisor to Kevin Ryan, chairman of online fashion and travel retailer the Gilt Groupe. In this role, Binn will lend support to the company’s “continued efforts to nurture and develop relationships with the world’s most prestigious brands.”Financial services publisher SourceMedia named Jim Moore managing director of research and data, heading the company’s new syndicated research and data business. Previously, Moore served as chairman and CEO of Highline Financial.Amy DiTullio was named site director at HarpersBazaar.com. Most recently, DiTullio served as online managing editor at Women’s Wear Daily.Hearst’s Redbook announced a number of additions to its editorial team: Jennifer Tung was named deputy editor, Katherine Van Itallie was named art director, Jihan Thompson was appointed articles editor and Erin Hobday was named health director.
Read Google Home Hub review Now playing: Watch this: Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $999 Read the Rylo camera preview $999 $59 at eBay Comments Boost Mobile $299 at Amazon See it You can get another 5% off your purchase using a Target REDcard.On Monday, Amazon said its Prime Day 2019 sale will start on July 15 just after midnight Pacific Time and run for 48 hours, its longest sale ever after last year’s 36 hours of deals. And if you’re sick of hearing about it all on social media, there are ways to make it disappear from your feeds.First published at 4:25 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:55 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review 1:43 $6 at Tidal The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $155 at Google Express DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sprint Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. 7 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview $60 at Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Amazon Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See It JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Turo The Cheapskate Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Share your voice Tags Target doesn’t want Amazon to be your only option for deals this summer. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images Target isn’t letting eBay have all the fun in trying to take a bite out of Amazon’s summer sale dominance — the retailer announced its own Target Deal Days sales for July 15 and 16. It didn’t offer too many specifics, but said the deals would include home, apparel and toy brands.”Last year’s Target.com One-Day Sale was one of our biggest days of the year for online sales,” said Mark Tritton, Target’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, in a release.”This year, we’re giving guests more discounts across even more of our assortment with two days to save on hundreds of thousands of items and offering the best options in retail for delivery and pick up on their terms, including same-day.” Rylo See at Amazon Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $520 at HP Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tags $999 See at Turo Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Angela Lang/CNET Comments Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Best Buy See It Chris Monroe/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $210 at Best Buy Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Share your voice Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Internet Services,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $999 2 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90)