Nov
20

Sources: Adams transfer to RB Leipzig a $3m deal

first_imgTyler Adams’ transfer to RB Leipzig felt like a foregone conclusion for months, but one of the hurdles in completing the move for the U.S. national team midfielder was figuring out just how the structure of a transfer would look given it would be a transaction between affiliated clubs.Multiple sources tell Goal that the transfer, which will become official when the Bundesliga’s winter transfer period opens in January, will be worth an initial fee of $3 million, along with a 33 percent sell-on clause, meaning the New York Red Bulls will receive one third of any future transfer fee paid to RB Leipzig for Adams.If the $3 million figure sounds low for a player who has impressed as much at 19 as Adams, that’s because it is. 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! The issue, at least as far as the MLS side’s parent company, Red Bull, is concerned, is that league rules would only allow the club to spend $750,000 of any transfer fee on the team’s salary cap. The rest of the transfer funds can only be used for team operations or for moves such as paying the initial fee to bring in a designated player.  The rules leave little incentive for Red Bull to spend more than $750,000 on the midfielder to see him move to an affiliated club. But MLS is still a single-entity league that must give approval on any transfers and letting a player like Adams leave for such a low figure wasn’t in the best interest of the league.   Allowing the sale of a high-profile player for a tiny fraction of his true market value could cause issues for the future valuations of similar players MLS teams could be looking to sell. Teams looking to buy MLS talent could reference a low fee for Adams to set the price range for similar transfer targets. A fee of $3 million with a large sell-on clause makes sense as a compromise, with the larger-than-normal 33 percent sell-on clause making up for the difference in price for a player who, as a U.S. national team regular at the age of 19, would have been able to fetch more than double that price. Teams don’t normally concede such a large portion of the future sale of a young player, but in this instance, if Adams’ next transfer is a large one, a substantial amount of the money will go directly toward helping fund the New York Red Bulls. In the short term, the Red Bulls will receive $750,000 in allocation money to help the team’s pursuit of roster improvements. That could also include trying to find a replacement for Adams, though the Red Bulls could look internally to help fill that void in defensive midfield, much like Adams helped fill the void when all-star and former Red Bulls captain Dax McCarty was traded away in 2017.last_img read more

Nov
19

Harry Kane and Dele Alli strike twice as Tottenham crush Watford

first_imgTottenham Hotspur steamed into the top four as Harry Kane marked his 100th Premier League appearance with a double in a 4-1 thrashing of a woeful Watford on Sunday.Kane pounced in the 27th and 33rd minutes, both from Kieran Trippier assists, and Dele Alli also struck twice for the visitors with goals either side of halftime as Watford were punished for slack defending. (Also read: Chelsea extend lead at the top, Manchester United leave it late)A fourth win in a row pushed Tottenham into third place with 39 points from 19 matches, above Manchester City and Arsenal, although their north London rivals could regain third spot if they beat Crystal Palace later on Sunday.For the second game in a row Tottenham struck four on the road to keep themselves firmly in the pack chasing runaway leaders Chelsea, who they host on Wednesday. (Also read: Premier League: Georginio Wijnaldum helps Liverpool edge past Manchester City)In torrential New Year’s Day rain at Vicarage Road Tottenham had already peppered the Watford goal with shots before Kane opened the scoring.Danny Rose fired wastefully over, Christian Eriksen stung the fingers of keeper Huerelho Gomes while Alli rattled the crossbar with a fizzing shot.Seconds after Alli’s near miss Trippier threaded a clever pass into Kane who reacted sharply and slipped the ball past Gomes. (Also read: Olivier Giroud’s scorpion special helps Arsenal ease past Crystal Palace)Trippier, deputising for the suspended Kyle Walker, was at it again six minutes later, whipping in a teasing cross which Kane prodded past Gomes with Watford’s defenders dozing.advertisementThe England striker, who scored once and missed a penalty in the 4-1 victory over Southampton in midweek, has now bagged 59 goals in 100 Premier League games and 10 in his last 11.Watford continued to cause problems for themselves and a poor clearance by former Spurs defender Younes Kaboul fell to Alli who punished him with a tidy finish.Alli grabbed his second after a mistake by Sebastian Prodl before he and Kane were both substituted with manager Mauricio Pochettino having one eye on Wednesday’s clash with Chelsea who are 10 points ahead of Tottenham and six ahead of Liverpool.”The Chelsea match is massive, so we’ll recover and go hard at it,” Kane told Sky Sports. “We just need to go out there and beat them and stop their winning run.”Watford grabbed a scrappy consolation goal in stoppage time when Kaboul touched home from close range after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris had made a fine save.last_img read more

Nov
19

Buy American, hire American, make America great again, says US President Donald Trump

first_imgDonald John Trump took oath as United States of America’s 45th President today taking over from Barack Obama. 70-year-old Trump, who won November’s election despite losing the popular contest by 2.8 million votes, more than any winning candidate in history, is probably one of the most unconventional presidents America has had so far. HERE ARE THE LIVE UPDATES: He said that the strength of the India-US relationship lies in “shared values and common interests”, adding that he is looking forward to working with President Trump.Looking forward to working with President @realDonaldTrump to further deepen India-US ties & realise the full potential of our cooperation. Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2017Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates US President Donald Trump.Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on assuming office as US President. Best wishes in leading USA to greater achievements in the coming years. Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2017Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny: TrumpTogether we will make America wealthy, proud and safe again: TrumpWe will eradicate Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth, says TrumpEvery decision will be taken to benefit American workers: TrumpProtection will lead to prosperity and strength: TrumpWill never ever let you down, says Trump to American Citizens.This day forward a new vision will govern this nation: TrumpThe oath of office is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.The forgotten people will be no longer forgotten: TrumpWe are transferring power from Washington, DC and giving it back to you the people: TrumpTrump thanks Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for smooth transition of power.Donald Trump after taking oath addresses the gathering.Mike Pence is the new vice president of the US.Justice Clarence Thomas administers the oath of office to Vice President-elect Mike Pence.Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, addresses the gathering.Swearing-in ceremony begins.Donald Trump arrives on the steps of Capitol building.Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives on the steps in front of Capitol building.Donald Trump and Barack Obama arrive at the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony.Former Presidents Carter, Bush, Clinton get introduced.House of Democrats sport Pro-Obamacare buttons.Police use chemical spray to deal with protestors who smashed windows near Franklin Square.Trump family members including daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, arrive at the Capitol.Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and husband Bill Clinton arrive at the inauguration ceremony.Former President George W. Bush arrives for the ceremony.About 200 anarchists are currently protesting at Logan Circle in Washington DC, many are wearing masks and are dressed in black.Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, welcome Vice President-elect Mike Pence and wife Karen to the White House before the inauguration.Anti abortion versus anti Trump protesters clash, hurl eggs at each other in Washington.Donald Trump, Melania Trump meet out going president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the White House.Outgoing President Barack Obama’s tweets will be archived at the @POTUS44 handle.House Democrats and Marco Rubio express gratitude to Obama.Protests held across London, Glasgow and Paris.Two Trump Cabinet nominees to be confirmed on Friday.Vice President-elect Mike Pence tweeted pictures from the church service.We begin this historic and humbling day as we do every day, with a moment of reflection and prayer. #InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/sfJkGktFpeadvertisement Mike Pence (@mike_pence) January 20, 2017The outgoing US President Barack Obama tweeted goodbye from the official @POTUS handle. “It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.”Women gather in large numbers in Londo to hold anti-Trump protests.Activists from the Black Lives Mattar block security checkpoints.Supporters from around the US have gathered to the nation’s capital to see Trump become the 45th President of the United States.Donald Trump and Melania Trump begin InaugurationDay by attending church service near White House.New York’s best-known developer and reality television personality, Trump was often synonymous with controversy during his bitterly-fought presidential campaign against Democrat rival Hillary Clinton.The real estate mogul turned to politics announcing his candidacy for president on the Republican ticket in 2015, joining a crowded field of more than a dozen major candidates.Once considered a long shot, Trump won a majority of the primaries and caucuses by defeating sixteen well-known politicians of his party. Trump became the official Republican Party candidate for president on July 19, 2016.During his election campaign, a number of women accused him of sexually assaulting them. He hogged headlines for several suggestive and denigrating remarks against women, including his own daughter.advertisementMost prominent was a video that resurfaced after 5 years, in which Trump is heard boasting about being able to sexually assault women and get away with it for being “a star”.Also read:’It all begins today’: Donald Trump to be sworn in as 45th US President PM Modi says he spoke to Donald Trump who promised to continue to strengthen India-US ties PHOTOS: Actors join protesters outside a Donald Trump building for pre-inauguration demonstration Meet the new US First Family Barack Obama posts farewell letter on Facebooklast_img read more

Nov
19

AB de Villiers smashes 44-ball 63 on comeback but Sri Lanka beat South Africa

first_imgAB de Villiers’s sparkling half century could not prevent Sri Lanka from snatching a five-wicket victory with one ball to spare as they capitalised on six dropped catches by South Africa in the third Twenty20 on Wednesday. (Scorecard)Niroshan Dickwella belted a career-best 68 from 51 balls and an unbeaten 37 off just 16 balls from Seekkuge Prasanna helped Sri Lanka claim a 2-1 series win as South Africa’s victory hopes were dashed by their woeful fielding.The hosts, resting a number of their leading players, posted 169 for five in 20 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat.But the fielding blunders from the home side, including three in consecutive balls off a farcical Wayne Parnell over, allowed Sri Lanka to reach their target of 170.South Africas innings was anchored by a fine 63 off 44 balls from De Villiers, who warmed to his task after a slow start as he returned from seven months on the sidelines with an elbow injury.Batting at number three, he put on 71 for the second wicket with Reeza Hendricks (41 from 34 balls) before being caught at point off Nuwan Kulasekara (1-30).Mangaliso Mosehle (32 not out from 15) provided a much-needed boost to the run rate towards the end of the innings with three massive sixes.Sri Lanka managed to stay with the rate as South Africa gifted them life after life with a sloppy fielding display.The home side looked to have the advantage though when the tourists required 52 from the final four overs, but Prasanna continued to hit boundaries in a match-winning display.advertisementThey required 11 from the final over bowled by debutant seamer Dane Paterson (0-38 in 3.5 overs), but two boundaries from Asela Gunaratne (11 not out) sealed victory for the elated tourists.The teams will start a five-match one-day series in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.last_img read more

Nov
19

Virat Kohli reveals big secret: A new era begins with Puma

first_imgDays after keeping his 14 million Twitter followers on tenterhooks, Virat Kohli finally revealed his big secret to the world.The India captain today tweeted that a new era has begun for him with major international sportswear brand, Puma.A new era begins now. With @PUMA. #Forever #ForeverFaster pic.twitter.com/3d4rS3aHou Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 19, 2017Kohli, who ended his three-year endorsement deal with rival Adidas last year, was searching for a sportswear sponsorship since then.Earlier on Saturday, Kohli posted a cryptic tweet that he make a big announcement on Sunday.The batting superstar is breaking records both on and off the field these days. Kohli’s phenomenal success in the last two years has seen his brand value soar up and above, especially after he took over the captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Test cricket in 2015.This year Kohli not only succeeded Dhoni as India captain in the limited-overs formats but also leaped ahead of his former captain to be valued at a whopping $92 million, according to an October 2016 report on India’s most valued celebrity brands published by Duff & Phelps, a global valuation and corporate finance advisory firm.The 28-year-old’s brand value is also expected to rise up by 20-25% after he became the captain in all formats. He is quickly catching up to Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been valued at $131 million.Kohli reportedly endorses more than 20 brands at the moment with smartphone maker Gionee and luggage maker American Tourister being the latest brands who have roped him in.advertisementHis exploits on the cricket field last year included three double hundreds and as many centuries in one-day cricket. Kohli amassed 1215 runs in 12 Tests at an average of 75.93 and scored 739 runs in 10 ODIs along with the record smashing 973 runs that he scored in the Indian Premier League last season.Kohli’s form with the bat has had a direct effect on India’s performance as a team in the longest format. He has led India to a record six successive series wins, since August 2015, and the victory over Bangladesh saw the team extend its unbeaten streak to 19 Test matches. Both these feats have never been achieved by any other Indian captain in the history of Test cricket.Kohli is now gearing up to lead India in the upcoming four-Test match series against Australia starting February 23.last_img read more

Nov
19

Bengaluru Test: Josh Hazlewood wants Australian pacers to take advantage of uneven bounce

first_imgAiming at the stumps should be the way forward for Australia’s quicks against India to take advantage of the uneven bounce on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch, fast bowler Josh Hazlewood said on Monday.Hazlewood, 26, took three wickets before tea on the third day to help Australia reduce India to 120 for four and the touring side looked favourites to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.But Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane shared an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 93 to keep alive India’s hopes of a series-levelling win, giving the hosts a lead of 126 at the close.”The quicks were still too wide,” Hazlewood told reporters. “With the odd ball shooting through with that up and down bounce, we could be more straighter.”There’s not much swing, and not much reverse swing either. So the plans are pretty simple, but sometimes they are hard to execute. You’ve got to bowl stump to stump.”With that up and down movement with the cracks and uneven surface, just brings the lbw more into play. That’s probably where the wickets are for the quicks for the rest of the game.”All Hazlewood’s wickets on Monday came when he attacked the stumps.Abhinav Mukund and Ravindra Jadeja were bowled and India captain Virat Kohli was dismissed lbw.Pujara and Rahane survived nervous moments at the start of their innings but grew in confidence as they batted through the final session.”I think he (Pujara) was more intent. Obviously, they scored about three runs an over which is an increase since their last couple of innings,” said Hazlewood.advertisement”They were more intent at the crease, scoring off those looser deliveries and I think they kept rotating the strike, which is the key here.”They weren’t getting stuck on one end for extended period of time. I think those guys did that pretty well.”On-field sledging was a raging topic before the four-test series between the world’s top two test sides with both India and Australia led by demonstrative captains in Kohli and Steve Smith.There were a number of verbal confrontations on the field while Smith was batting on Sunday with the umpires having to intervene to calm both sides down.”Temperatures are rising a little bit – yesterday and today,” Hazlewood said.”It’s pretty intense out there. But we are trying to stick to just playing on skills and be calm out there.”last_img read more

Nov
19

SSP Chawrasia wins Indian Open title for second successive year

first_imgSSP Chawrasia clinched his fourth European Tour title on Sunday when he won the Indian Open for the second successive year with a seven-shot victory over Malaysia’s Gavin Green. (Latest Sports stories)Chawrasia, who became the first Indian to defend a European Tour title, started the day tied in first, but had opened up a two-shot lead by the time he completed his weather-delayed third round on Sunday morning.He struck his first birdie of the final round on the fourth hole, but bogeyed the sixth and the seventh before recovering with two more birdies before the turn.A birdie on the 13th was cancelled out by a bogey on the final hole as he finished with a one-under-par 71 and a 10-under total of 278 for the tournament.”I’m winning back-to-back so I’m really very happy,” the 38-year-old, who won the 2008 Indian Masters and the Panasonic Open India on the Asian Tour at the Delhi Golf Club in 2014, told reporters.”This is a very tough course so I’m just trying to play straight and to the right place. I played very consistently this week.”Congratulations @SSP_Golf for defending his title @HIO_2017 #whereitsAT pic.twitter.com/WoKLR1blyE- Asian Tour (@asiantourgolf) March 12, 2017Chawrasia has an excellent record at the event, which is co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour, finishing second four times before beating compatriot Anirban Lahiri to lift the title for the first time last year.Delays caused by lightning on the first two days meant Chawrasia had to complete seven holes of his third round on Sunday morning, but he made gains on the 13th, 14th and 15th to start his final round on nine-under, two shots ahead of Spain’s Carlos Pigem.advertisementPigem’s hopes faded as he finished with his worst round of the tournament, racking up four bogeys and a double bogey to end on a one-under 287 and a share of fifth place with compatriot Rafa Cabrera Bello and last year’s runner up Lahiri.Green hit five bogeys and two birdies for a round of 75 that put him on three-under for the tournament. That was good enough for second place, while Italy’s Matteo Manassero and Scotland’s Scott Jamieson were tied in third on two-under.last_img read more

Nov
19

Waqar Younis lauds Inzamam-ul-Haq after Pakistan’s T20I triumph over West Indies

first_imgFormer Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has hailed national chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq for giving opportunities to young players during Pakistan’s four-match T20I series against the West Indies.Ahmed Shehzad scored 53 from 45 balls as Pakistan beat West Indies by seven wickets on Sunday in the fourth match to win the series 3-1.Waqar, who stepped down from the post of Pakistan’s head coach after the 2016 World T20 debacle and was replaced by South Africa’s Mickey Arthur, said that by picking up young players in the squad, Inzamam had taken a risk that no other person was willing to take.18-year-old leg-spinner Shadab Khan, left-arm pacer Rumman Raees, medium pacer Hasan Ali and many other youngsters were included in the limited-overs squad for the tour of West Indies.”Delighted to see Inzamam doing the job which other selectors were reluctant to do – picking young players (like) Shadab, Hasan (Ali) ,Rumman #GreatJob #WIvPAK,” Waqar tweeted.Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja also praised the young stars for their “good” performances in the T20I series.Ramiz said in his tweet, “You know that the team is developing and has a future if all (of) its young recruits feature in a win – Shadab, Hasan, Babar (Azam),Rumman, Imad (Wasim). Good job!”Former all-rounder Shahid Afridi also praised the team’s excellent series win.”Excellent series win, great captaincy Sarfraz, Ahmed (Shahzad) batted well today (in the last T20I), Shadab is a fantastic find for Pakistan. Hope to see more consistent batting,” Afridi tweeted.advertisementPakistan will now engage in a three-match ODI series against the West Indies beginning February 7 at the Providence. It will be followed by a three-match Test series.last_img read more

Nov
19

Successful Fundraising in Turbulent Times

first_imgThings seem to be falling apart all around us and it can seem that our organizations are going to fall apart also.  But, how bad is it for nonprofits?  And what can be done to strengthen our fundraising programs so that we can survive and maybe even grow?Check out this archived presentation to:Understand what this current economic situation will do to your fundraising and how to take advantage of the opportunities inherent in this chaotic environmentLearn three or four things you can do immediately to raise money between now and the end of the yearKnow what are the main weaknesses of your own fundraising program and what you should do to address themAbout our speakerKim Klein is internationally known as a fundraising trainer and consultant. She is the founder of the bimonthly Grassroots Fundraising Journal. She is also the author of Fundraising for Social Change (now in its fifth edition, 2006), Fundraising for the Long Haul (2000), which explores the particular challenges of older grassroots organizations, and Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations or Projects, Raise More Money (2001) which she edited with her partner, Stephanie Roth, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis (2004). Widely in demand as a speaker, Kim has provided training and consultation in all 50 states and in 21 countries.last_img read more

Nov
19

The good, the bad and the ugly of the nonprofit world

first_imgUPDATE: The April carnival will be hosted by RAD and focuses on making nonprofit innovation happen. Details are here.Today, I’m hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! No, that doesn’t mean we all get funnel cakes and cotton candy for breakfast. It means I was asked to invite a bunch of bloggers to post on a certain theme this month, and today I’m highlighting the results here on my blog. My theme was “the good, the bad and the ugly” of the nonprofit world. For fun, I promised a special bonus to anyone who managed to subtly work the name Clint Eastwood into their post. The bloggers who made this happen are quoted as a reward for their creativity.And now, without further ado, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Enjoy!The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Social MediaA post from Maureen Carruthers of Low Hanging Fruit Media lays out the highs and lows of Web 2.0. The money quote from her post:Playing it safe in social media is a waste of time. There are too many voices and they are shouting too loudly. The only way to make the investment worth the effort is to figure out which tools, techniques and messages resonate best with your people. Which means making guesses about what will work and seeing what happens. If you are doing it right, some of your ideas will fail. That has to be OK. As Clint Eastwood would say, “If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”Beaconfire gives us the good, bad and ugly of Twitter: the Red Cross, the Oscars and Charlie Sheen (in that order). I consider that a #winning post.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of FundraisingJeff Brooks of Future Fundraising Now posted the assertion that “Fundraising is good, not bad, when it’s ugly.” Over-designed, fancy fundraising is not necessarily better fundraising, he says:The best fundraising design is emotional, readable and authentic. That’s a tall order. Only the very best designers can do all that, and they’re the ones who work calmly and fearlessly, like Clint Eastwood walking in on an armed robbery. Sadly, more designers follow their finely-honed aesthetic sense, which leads to ineffective beauty. And that’s bad fundraising.I really liked Sherry Truhlar’s post on the Good, Bad and Ugly of Silent Auctions. Amusing photos of the very ugly are included, featuring a misleading pair of candlesticks.Joanne Fritz of About.com and the hostess of this blog carnival, has a strong post on how not to thank donors after a disaster. It’s ugly: she gave to Japan relief and all she got was a slew of generic thank-you notes – with one exception.Jake Seliger offers insights on developing federal grant budgets, a situation he deems often ugly.In other posts, Donor Central blog points out the importance of good donor engagement and Jacqueline Inwood Way’s submitted her online diary, 365give, which talks about her perspective as a donor. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Volunteer ManagementIn a bold Clint Eastwood-inspired title, Shari Ilsen presents Do You Feel Lucky, Volunteer Managers? posted at Engaging Volunteers. Her first line should inspire you to read the rest of the post:When I began my position as a volunteer coordinator at an urban sexual violence counseling center, my enthusiasm and passion were so great I never imagined I would one day be asking myself, “Do I feel lucky?” just as astonished as the criminal caught by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Nonprofit LeadershipAmy Eisenstein presents The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Nonprofit Leadership posted at Tri Point Fundraising. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Nonprofit MarketingBryan Keithley presents Marketing to your Strengths, Non-Profit Edition posted at Finally Fast. The bad: Marketing is tough, especially for non-profits with little or no marketing budget; The Ugly: Most fledgling non-profits are using marketing to emphasize the wrong aspects of their organization and essentially wasting their precious marketing dollars; The Good: You can change this! Check out Bryan’s 7 tips for emphasizing the right marketing materials in the right way to drive donations and champion your non-profit’s cause. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Customer ServiceTobi Johnson presents Nonprofit Customer Service: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly posted at Tobi’s Nonprofit Management Blog. She says:What will catapult your organization to the highest levels of service excellence? Solomon and Inghilleri contend that “the magic happens when you, your systems, and your employees throughout the ranks of your organization anticipate the needs of your customers.” If your team can learn to recognize and respond appropriately to your customer’s needs before they share them, you will reap the rewards of a truly customer-centered organization.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly RFPsMichelle Murrain of Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology says too many RFPs are ugly and has advice on improving them.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of….?Last, I have no idea how to categorize this one. Jeanne McCann presents Chesapeake Bay: An Open Toilet posted at Chesapeake Bay Action Plan» | Chesapeake Bay Action Plan. Yes, it’s a blog post about poop. Says Jeanne:Obviously this is an example of the GOOD. This blog is all about educating the public about the direct effects of industrial agriculture on the mess that is the Chesapeake Bay. In this post, for instance, we learn that the state of Maryland is actually paying for the removal of chicken poop from regulated farms to unregulated farms–on regulated farms, poop has to be covered and carefully disposed of. On unregulated farms, it can sit uncovered where it leaks directly into the bay. Bay politics are a mess, and this blog post points out the absurdities. We also learn that the big industrial farms replace that chicken poop with–guess what? HUMAN waste. Which they apply to our food! yum! After that post, I bet you have no appetite for funnel cakes anyway:)last_img read more

Nov
19

5 fabulous video tips – and videos – from YouTubers

first_img2. Engage viewers. Involve your audience by asking for response videos, matching donations, and ‘likes’. For example, you could donate a dollar for every ‘like’ or view up to a certain amount. This YouTuber had viewers vote on how he should help a community in Bangladesh: 3. Illustrate the problem. Use images and statistics to tell a story and show that your cause is tackling an important issue: 4. Get personal. Share your reason why a certain cause or charity is dear to your heart, like in this 2008 Project for Awesome video: In 2007, YouTube stars, the Vlogbrothers aka Hank and John Green, started an initiative called Project for Awesome, calling for YouTube users across the world to “take over YouTube” by creating videos that promote their favorite charities and causes. Last year Project for Awesome generated 10 million video views, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, and was the #1 trending topic on twitter for 36 hours.I asked the YouTubers for some tips in honor of their 5th year anniversary of P4A . They shared these tips, with examples from years past, about how to make a great video for your favorite cause or organization:1. Be funny and catchy. Don’t be totally inappropriate with your humor and use a song! Check out this 2010 example promoting Malaria No More: 5. Be yourself. Keep it short and simple and just explain why your cause or charity is totally awesome and how people can get involved. Check out this 2009 example:last_img read more

Nov
19

Favre pleased with Reus form

first_imgBorussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre praised Marco Reus for his first half of the Bundesliga season after the attacker netted again on Friday.Reus’ 54th-minute goal proved to be decisive as Dortmund overcame Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1, moving nine clear of the opposition in the table.The 29-year-old already has 11 league goals this season, putting him on track to better his best ever tally – 18 for Monchengladbach in 2011-12. 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! Favre hailed his team and Reus, but he is glad Dortmund get to enjoy a mid-season break.”It was a deserved victory. We had more possession and chances to score and 2-1 is okay, three points,” he said, via the club’s website.”Marco Reus has played a great first round. He has always been there, has played almost all games, but not in Monaco in the Champions League.”We are pleased to have a break now.”pic.twitter.com/7HXiWWgTGY— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) December 21, 2018Reus’ goal was the winner after Jadon Sancho and Christoph Kramer had traded strikes before half-time at Signal Iduna Park.The German international praised Dortmund for bouncing back from their shock loss to Fortuna Dusseldorf.”In the beginning, it was really difficult. It was important for us to be patient and keep the gaps narrow,” Reus said.”Julian Weigl and Omer Toprak were outstanding. I’m proud of the team. We gave everything, especially in the second half. It was an act of will.”It was difficult for Paco [Alcacer], Mario [Gotze] and me to deliver and run. We analysed the game against Dusseldorf. Such a performance must not happen to us, but we are only human.”last_img read more

Nov
19

Tottenham face Bowen frustration as Hull rule out sale

first_imgTottenham are facing up to further transfer frustration, with Hull City moving to rule out the possible sale of Jarrod Bowen during the January window.Goal recently revealed that Spurs have turned their sights on the Tigers forward.In an effort to bring another ‘homegrown’ talent onto their books, those in north London have been scouring the domestic market. 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! Bowen is among those to have caught their eye, with the 22-year-old having netted 11 goals and provided three assists for the Championship outfit season.His current club have no intention of letting him go, though, with vice-chairman Ehab Allan telling Hull City’s official website: “Our recent fantastic run of results has given everyone at the club and supporters fresh optimism as we embark on the second half of the season.“To build on this positive momentum on the pitch we have no intention of selling key players.“We are currently working closely with Nigel [Adkins] to support him to further enhance our squad, and therefore give us a great opportunity to close the gap to the top six and end the season on a high.“The recent form is a testament to the hard work and dedication that goes on behind the scenes at the club, so a big thank you to Nigel, the players, and all of our staff. Up The Tigers!”Reading manager Nigel Adkins.That message has been welcomed by Adkins, who has overseen an eight-match unbeaten in the Championship of late – with six victories collected during that sequence.He added: “I think it’s very positive news.“The ownership have highlighted that we’re not looking to let key players go and that we want to keep the momentum going, whilst hopefully bringing a few in.“Everyone wants to do well for the football club.“We had a really good meeting with the players this morning ahead of some important games, with the next game being the most important.”With the Tigers keeping the exit door closed, Spurs may have to turn their attention elsewhere.They faced similar obstacles when trying to lure Jack Grealish from the second tier last summer, with the Aston Villa midfielder going on to pen fresh terms with promotion hopefuls after being made aware that he would not be allowed to leave.last_img read more

Nov
19

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Bale on bench, Morata starts

first_imgAtletico Madrid play host to neighbours Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, with the outcome of the match liable to be pivotal in the chase of Primera Division leaders Barcelona.The Catalans lie six points clear of second-placed Atleti and a further two clear of Los Blancos, so in the event of any dropped points, the teams are likely to have an even greater margin to close.Complicating matters further for Real, who go into the game off the back of a 1-1 Copa del Rey draw at Camp Nou, is the small matter of a Champions League meeting with Ajax on Wednesday. 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! Can Santiago Solari juggle his side successfully to keep up the pressure at the top of La Liga while keeping them fresh for the big midweek match? Game Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Date Saturday, February 8 Time 3:15pm GMT / 10:15am ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), 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 beIN Sports / beIN Sports en Espanol fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be streamed on Eleven Sports 1. UK TV channel Online stream N/A Eleven Sports 1 Squads & Team News Position Atletico Madrid squad Goalkeepers Oblak, Adan Defenders Lucas, Gimenez, Godin, Perez, Montero, Filipe Luis, Arias, Juanfran Midfielders Rodri, Thomas, Niguez, Koko Forwards Lemar, Vitolo, Correa, Griezmann, Morata, Kalinic, Garces Diego Godin’s return to training for Atletico Madrid is a major boost before the derby. The centre-back is not certain to play, but he stands a good chance.Saul Niguez and Koke are also fitness concerns, with the former likelier to be involved in the midfield.Meanwhile, the bullish Diego Costa and centre-back Stefan Savic are both ruled out.Alvaro Morata starts against his former club.Confirmed Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak, Arias, Gimenez, Godin, Hernandez, Sail, Thomas, Correa, Lemar, Morata, Griezmann. Position Real Madrid squad Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Courtois Defenders Carvajal, Vallejo, Ramos, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Odriozoloa, Reguilon Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Vazquez, Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Ceballos, B. Diaz Forwards Marcelo, Benzema, Bale, Vinicius Junior Once again, Santi Solari is set to have a strong squad to call upon. Luca Zidane is still missing while Marcos Llorente is set to watch from the stands after picking up a problem in the Clasico.Gareth Bale is dropped to the bench due to the form of Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior, while Isco is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench too.Confirmed Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Reguilon, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Lucas, Vinicius Jr, Benzema.Betting & Match Odds Atletico Madrid are priced as 11/8 favourites by bet365, with Real Madrid 21/10 underdogs. A draw, meanwhile, is available at 9/4.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Lucas Vazquez Sergio Ramos Real MadridReal Madrid were plunged into a season-defining period on Wednesday when they picked up a 1-1 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou, and while it might not quite have been the perfect result they were hoping for in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, it was a performance that can act as a building block to better things.Interim head coach Santi Solari was certainly content with what he saw from his side, who had taken the lead through Lucas Vazquez after fine build-up play from Vinicius Junior and an apparently resurgent Karim Benzema.”We always want to win games and we had chances to score a second but we’re happy with what we’ve done today,” he said after the match.Solari knows, however, that was only one step and it will be for nought if Barca win the second leg at the Bernabeu, or if Madrid cannot kick on when they meet their neighbours on Saturday.Atleti remain as stoic a force as they have ever been under the shrewd guidance of Diego Simeone. They may have been surprisingly eliminated from the cup by Girona at the round-of-16 stage, but they are well established in second place and had been poised to seriously threaten Barca before slipping to a 1-0 defeat against Real Betis last weekend – just their second of the season.Their trademark defensive wall has been breached only 14 times in the league this term, unsurprisingly the best tally of any team, and though they may lack the sparkling offence of the Clasico clubs, they boast a steely determination that their more illustrious rivals struggle to match.Simeone will call upon that ahead of Saturday’s derby clash as he has done so many times in the past.Between 2000 and 2012, Atleti failed to win a single league derby against their rivals, but they have been the dominant force in the fixture when played in La Liga in recent times. Indeed, they have won four of the last 11, with six draws and only one Real victory.The Argentine will be hopeful, therefore, that this trend can continue at the Wanda Metropolitano over the weekend.last_img read more

Nov
19

Silva charged with improper conduct

first_imgMarco Silva has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association (FA) after confronting the match officials following Everton’s 3-2 loss at Newcastle United on Saturday.Toffees boss Silva approached referee Lee Mason and his assistants on the pitch at St James’ Park after watching the visitors throw away a two-goal lead.The Portuguese was furious with the decision to let Ayoze Perez’s late winner stand amid suspicions of offside. 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! Silva also claimed Gylfi Sigurdsson should have been awarded a penalty during the defeat, Everton’s fourth loss in their last six games.An FA statement read: “Marco Silva has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 following the Premier League game against Newcastle United on Saturday].”It is alleged the Everton manager’s behaviour on the field of play at the end of the fixture amounts to improper conduct. He has until 18:00 [GMT] on Thursday [14 March 2019] to respond to the charge.”However, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez could have been excused for feeling similarly aggrieved despite the win, after goalkeeper Jordan Pickford avoided a red card for hauling Salomon Rondon to the ground, before saving Matt Ritchie’s subsequent penalty with the score 1-0 to the Toffees.Just over a minute after the Englishman’s save, Everton doubled their lead through Richarlison at the other end.The Magpies staged a terrific second-half fightback, though, as Rondon gave them a lifeline before Perez netted twice to complete the turnaround, leading to Silva’s enraged outburst that followed the full-time whistle. If the former Watford boss fails to successfully appeal the charge, he could be handed a touchline ban similar to the one Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino received following a similarly heated on-pitch exchange with referee Mike Dean in February, forcing him to the stands for his next two games.Assuming Silva’s punishment mirrors that of his counterpart, he could miss Everton’s next two Premier League fixtures against Chelsea at Goodison Park and against West Ham at the London Stadium. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Nov
18

How to Read a 1099 and Other FAQs

first_imgAs freelancers, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting paid to do what you love, especially when your check shows up on time. But there are a few headaches that come with getting paid, too…namely, the 1099 form.At the end of the year, in order to document that you were paid, clients should send you a form 1099-MISC. These forms are also sent to the state and federal government (that’s how they know what to expect on your tax returns).How to Read a 1099Below you’ll see a blank form 1099, highlighting the most common boxes you may see. The arrows include notes on what to expect.If boxes other than the ones highlighted above are filled in, you may be a special case and should check out the super technical IRS instructions. Make sure to keep records of how much you were paid so that you can double check these amounts.Overall, 1099s are pretty simple: people pay you, then report it to the government.Form 1099 FAQsHere are some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about 1099s:Who will send you a 1099?You should receive a 1099 if you, as an individual, earned over $600 from a single client/ employer.What if I have an LLC or Corporation?If you are doing business through an LLC or other form of corporation you typically will not receive a 1099.What if I get a 1099 but I shouldn’t have?If you receive a 1099, it means that the IRS is expecting you to report it on your taxes. If you should not have received this 1099 at all, your client will need to submit a “corrected” 1099-MISC with 0 for the amount and also submit a Form 1096 summary sheet.What if I never received a 1099?If you haven’t received a 1099 by February, you should get in touch with your client or employer and see if they plan on sending it. It’s possible that they have the wrong address listed. You should report the income whether or not you receive a 1099; this way, when they do submit it, you don’t have to revise your tax returns.If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me at graham.hunter@goodapril.com. I’m always glad to help independent workers by providing them with great tax resources. And while you’re at it, sign up for access to GoodApril’s Tax Planning software, which is especially useful for freelancers.Happy freelancing!**Editor’s Note: **Guest blogger Graham Hunter is a resident Tax Nerd and Marketing Guy at GoodApril, an online tax planning service for freelancers.last_img read more

Nov
18

As the Sharing Economy Grows, Airbnb Renters can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

first_imgPhoto by Kevin KrejciThis past week, another chapter in the story of the sharing economy was written.Have you heard of RelayRides, Airbnb or Etsy? They’re just a few of the organizations that make up the sharing economy. They’re platforms that are allowing people to make extra money using their under-used assets. Whether it’s renting out a spare room on Airbnb or selling handmade crafts on Etsy, it’s now much easier for people to become micro-entrepreneurs. These micro-entrepreneurs (mostly freelancers) are being given the opportunity to take control of their lives in different ways while contributing to the growth of the economy. Sounds good right?But with such a dramatic shift in the way the economy operates, there are bound to be some growing pains. One of the most popular sharing economy-related stories of the past year was NYC’s battle with Airbnb over the legality of their operations in the city. The outcome of this has yet to be seen, but Airbnb may be taking matters into their own hands.On Friday, Airbnb announced that all rooms and apartments listed on their site must now abide by a specific set of safety rules, including the installation of working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as first aid kits for renters. Those interested in renting a room on Airbnb will also be required to fill out emergency cards for guests in case anything happens.These new regulations present an important development in the sharing economy. By its very nature, Airbnb is competing with the hotel industry, so it’s now implementing similar safety requirements for those using the service.It’ll be interesting to see how rules and regulations evolve as the new economy continues to be shaped according to the burgeoning independent workforce.Freelancers, have you used Airbnb? What was your experience?last_img read more

Nov
18

We have special plans for Australia: Mohammed Shami

first_imgIndia pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday said India have special plans for Australia, adding a whitewash is not on their minds as the visitors are a strong cricket unit.India take on the Aussies in the first of the five One Day Internationals (ODIs) in Chennai on Sunday. Virat Kohli’s men will come into the series full of confidence after inflicting a 9-0 whitewash on Sri Lanka over three formats.”Australia are a tough side. We can’t afford to take them lightly. We have got plans for them which I cannot reveal,” Shami told reporters here.Shami, who along with Umesh Yadav is making a comeback into the side after being rested in the ODIs against the Lankans, said visiting skipper Steve Smith and dashing opener David Warner are always a threat.”They are world class batsmen. We have plans for them too. It won’t be easy against players of that calibre. The Aussies are a much stronger side than before. But we will focus on our strengths,” the 27-year-old said.On the rotation policy of India with regular spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja rested for this series, Shami said: “It’s a good thing. If key players are rested in a while, they get to stretch their legs as well.”In place of the spin duo, left-arm spinner Axar Patel, chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will lead the spin department.last_img read more

Nov
18

Arsene Wenger denies sending message to Alexis Sanchez with rare League Cup start

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger denied trying to send a message to Alexis Sanchez by playing him in the League Cup and Europa League and says midweek minutes have helped the Chilean close in on full fitness after an injury disrupted pre-season.The striker made his first appearance in the League Cup since September 2015 on Wednesday, playing a full 90 minutes for only the second time this season as Arsenal beat third-tier Doncaster Rovers 1-0 at home.The 28-year-old failed to secure a move away from the Emirates in the transfer window and injury and illness have limited his involvement to just one other full match – in the Europa League against FC Cologne.”Look, there’s no disguised attitude on my side,” Wenger told reporters on Thursday when asked if he was trying to send a message to Sanchez by not starting him in Arsenal’s last two Premier League matches against Chelsea and Bournemouth.”I just try to get him back to full fitness and for me the Europa League and League Cup are important as well.”Alexis Sanchez has been out injured and I thought he was still a bit short physically. I played him last night to give him competition…. I left him on for 90 minutes because I wanted him to have a real go.”Arsenal, who are 12th in the league after an indifferent start to the season in which they have won twice and drawn once in their first five games, host 10th-placed West Bromwich Albion on Monday.advertisementWest Brom have not won a point at the Emirates since 2010, but Wenger is expecting a strong defensive performance from Tony Pulis’ side.”They have the culture of the Premier League, a manager who knows how the league works. They are very strong on set pieces, solid defensively – it’s tough to score against them,” he added.Mesut Ozil is back in training after missing Arsenal’s 0-0 draw at Chelsea in their last league outing with a knee injury, but striker Danny Welbeck (groin) and defender Calum Chambers (hip) are out until after next month’s international break.last_img read more

Nov
18

Mens and womens India A hockey teams to play in Aus league

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) The mens and womens India A hockey teams today left the country to take part in the Australian Hockey League, beginning on September 28 in Perth. The league will see 10 teams, including defending champions Victoria, fight for top honours. The mens India A team was based at Sports Authority of Indias Bengaluru center while the womens team trained at the SAI Centre in Bhopal as part of their preparations for the Australian challenge. The mens India A team led by goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya had showings in recent tournaments. The team comprises several players from the Indian side that won the 2016 Junior World Cup in Lucknow. “I think we have a very good mix of players with many of us who have played together for more than four years. There is a great understanding among the players and we have undergone good preparations for the challenge in Australia. The teams we will be playing are quite strong with players of national repute but we are geared up for a good show,? Dahiya said. He said a good performance in this tournament can help grab the attention of national selectors ahead of the all- important Mens Hockey World League Final in Bhubaneswar in December. “With the development squad, the player pool is much larger and there is scope for every player to showcase their abilities. A good performance in AHL will help players get a call-up for the mens squad. The competition within our team is healthy and each one will undoubtedly give more than their 100 per cent,” said Dahiya. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Preeti Dubey, skipper of the womens India A team said that the AHL will be a good stepping stone for young and upcoming players. “Apart from four or five of us in this team, not many girls have had strong international exposure. Considering this is the first time that a womens team from India is being sent for the AHL, there is a lot of excitement among the players,” said Preeti, who had a good outing for the senior side at the Hockey World League Semi-Final recently. For the women, the AHL will be a platform to test their abilities against a strong set of opponents in tough Australian conditions. “The Australians play fast and attacking hockey. While our aim is to perform well in all departments, the AHL will be a very good platform for most of us to understand the demands of fast-paced international hockey. “Moving forward, this experience will definitely help us in other international tournaments and we are looking forward to this challenge,” Preeti added. The mens India A team will begin their campaign against Western Australia on September 29 while the women will take on Victoria in their first match on the same day. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more