RICS wades in to clean up dilapidations claims

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Cleveland Indians Players Comment on “Most Amazing Moment”

first_img Payton Vince Before the Cleveland Indians played their first game of two for Thursday’s double header, the team tweeted out a video of Indians players’ commenting on their “Most Amazing Moment”.Here are some of the memories players have had:Lonnie Chisenhall :“My most amazing moment was when we clinched in Toronto to go to the World Series. We answered back so many times throughout the playoffs, where a guy would go down, we would be doubted, then we would prove ourselves. Once we were there it was the best thing I have been apart of.”Roberto Perez :“Last year in the World Series. Game One I hit two homers in one game. I was so excited, I was able to do that in front of my family. They don’t come to the United States much but ya know having that day, they were there. To be able to do that in front of them was a special moment.”Jason Kipnis :“It has to be the home run at Wrigley in the World Series. Everything went silent after that, including the crowd. Which was pretty cool for me because then they tried to do the 7th inning stretch right then and no one was singing. I was able to enjoy it even longer”Andrew Miller :“I don’t really tend to think of the things I do on a baseball field as special individually, I think the teams I have been on are what stand out the most. Obviously, we had a pretty special team last year. The moment I think of from last year is honestly Rajai’s homer. I know that game didn’t go our way we didn’t quite finish it, but I don’t know if I have been part of such an exciting/ emotional swing of possibilities is when Rajai hit that ball.”Brandon Guyer :“I’m going to have to say that last year was probably the coolest moment. Coming to this team, getting through the postseason, getting to the World Series and playing in the World Series because not everyone can say that. Then going to Game 7, Raj’s home run to tie it up has to be the coolest moment I have had on the baseball field.”Carlos Carrasco :“For me, it’s every day. Every time when I come to the stadium I enjoy it, this is my family.”If you would like to see the full video, see the tweet below.We think you’ll really like Clubhouse Confidential vol. II: Our players’ most amazing on-field moments. https://t.co/hOYFZgA523 pic.twitter.com/3R2Uou9iZH— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 17, 2017 Related TopicsAndrew MillerBrandon GuyerCarlos CarrascoCleveland Indians MemoriesJason KipnisLonnie ChisenhallRoberto Perezcenter_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.last_img read more

Dylan Thompson has been a model leader for SC football

first_imgCOLUMBIA – It probably would be hard to find an athlete who has enjoyed donning the garnet and black of the University of South Carolina football team more than Dylan Thompson.Preparing to play his final game as the Gamecocks’ quarterback, the fifth-year senior who already has his diploma in his back pocket just wants to find a way to send his teammates out of what has been a disappointing season with a win in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.Thompson set the program record for most passing yards in a season, but as far as he is concerned, the only thing that matters is the team.“I wouldn’t choose anyone else to play with other than the guys on this team,” said Thompson, who was not made available to the media during the pre-bowl practices, after the Gamecocks’ 35-17 loss to Clemson. “We all love each other. It is a blessing to do what we do and we’re looking forward to playing in the bowl game.”Gamecocks fan guide to the 2014 Independence BowlSpurrier: “I’m just not that important.”Thompson has completed 278 of 417 passes for 3,280 yards with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The 2014 season, his first as the team’s starter, has not gone to plan, however.With a 6-6 record, the Gamecocks have dropped as many games as they had in the three previous seasons combined.Thompson has made mistakes along the way but showed he had what it takes not only to be USC’s quarterback but also its leader.“We’ll sum it up here in another week and see,” USC quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus said when asked to sum up Thompson’s career with the Gamecocks. “But Dylan has done some good things and been a great leader here. Hopefully, he can finish the thing off the right way next week.”There have been many big moments for Thompson. Probably the best came in 2012 when he started against Clemson in place of Connor Shaw, who was out because of an injury.He led the Gamecocks to a 10-point road win against their rival.Things did not do as well against the Tigers in Death Valley this season, however, as they outplayed USC in every phase of the game.“Obviously, you can imagine it is not the best feeling in the world,” Thompson said after the loss. “But this is not going to define who we are. We have had many wins — many wins — over these guys, but today they came to play and they beat us.”With the graduation of Shaw, Thompson took ownership of the squad. He proved to be very good at it, and the team gravitated to his leadership style.“I just enjoy my teammates,” Thompson said. “That’s the biggest thing. We just have a blast together. I love every guy in that locker room. That’s what really matters. Records, those things will be broken by different people down the road. Those things are fleeting. But, my teammates, the relationships we have, that will last.”Mangus is confident Thompson will come to play Dec. 27 when the Gamecocks take on Miami in Shreveport, Louisiana.“He has prepared like he always has,” Mangus said. “He has had some good practices so far. It is his last one. I know he wants to play well in his last one, and I think he will.”USC senior wide receiver Nick Jones, who has been a friend of Thompson for most of his life, said he appreciates what Thompson has given to the program.“I honestly think he will go down as one of the all-time great leaders to ever come to this school,” Jones said. “We didn’t have the season we wanted, but Dylan has been a leader on and off the field. He truly shows it.”last_img read more

After the VTech hack, some tips on keeping your kids safe

first_imgNEW YORK | Parents around the world have been understandably shaken by the hacking of a VTech database containing information on the more than 6 million children who use the company’s toys.But what’s a parent to do? Internet-connected toys such as VTech’s tablets, which ask parents to create personalized profiles for their children, continue to grow in popularity and are expected on many holiday gift lifts this season.Meanwhile, children have larger digital footprints than ever before, often starting at birth with an announcement on Facebook or other social media.Here are some answers to common questions about VTech’s breach and how to protect your kids’ information online:FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, file photo, a boy looks at VTech’s V.Reader, an interactive e-reader for children ages 3 and older, in New York. Parents around the world have been understandably shaken by the hacking of a VTech database containing information on the more than 6 million children who use the company’s toys. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DID HACKERS ACCESS IN THE VTECH BREACH?The attack compromised the profiles of 6.4 million kids around the world, along with the 4.9 million parent accounts that they were connected to.The parental accounts included names, email addresses, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, numeric Internet Protocol addresses, mailing addresses, download histories and encrypted passwords. But information in the children’s accounts was restricted to names, ages and genders, the Hong Kong-based company says.The breach didn’t expose any credit-card or other financial account information, as payments are handled by an outside company on a separate website.Some reports suggested that photos of children and chats between kids and their parents might also have been accessed, but VTech Holdings Ltd. says it’s still investigating and can’t confirm that yet.WHY IS THIS A BIG DEAL?The worry is that even basic pieces of information could allow nefarious people to start building profiles of children, potentially setting them up for identity theft or worse down the road.David Dewey, director of research for Pindrop Security, says kids have no credit history and their parents generally aren’t checking their credit reports, making them easy targets.“Fraud could go undetected for years, till they try to open what they think is their first credit card account,” says Dewey, also a father to a pair of elementary school-aged girls.While the worst case scenario would be for the information to be used to kidnap a child, the scenario of a “virtual kidnapping” is more likely, he says.In that kind of situation, a person would call a parent and use the information they had about their child to convince them that they had kidnapped the child and demand a ransom. A voice recording would make such a scam much more convincing, Dewey says. Voice is something that some VTech devices collect, but it’s unclear if any got stolen in the breach.IS IT SAFE TO ENTER INFORMATION ABOUT MY KIDS INTO TOYS LIKE THESE?Parents have become very accustomed to handing over personal information to companies in order to get a more personalized experience, whether they’re setting up a kid’s toy or signing up for Netflix. But there’s always a chance that the database where it’s stored could be hacked.Parents have to weigh the importance of the information they’re giving up against the benefits of having it collected.Mark Nunnikhoven, vice president of cloud research for the IT security company Trend Micro, notes that when it comes to toys like VTech’s, there’s nothing stopping you from setting up your child’s account with a different name, fake picture and other false information. And most of the time, you can refuse to provide it all together.WHAT ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA?It’s not realistic to expect most parents to stop posting childhood milestones of Facebook. Social media is often the most efficient way to share pictures and videos with friends and family who live far away.But Nunnikhoven, also a father to two young kids, says it’s important that parents monitor their privacy settings and make sure that what their posting is only going to friends and family. Parents also should think twice before posting pictures of events like school outings and concerts where there are other children involved.And it’s generally a good idea to stay away from Twitter, which basically broadcasts your information to the entire world, he says.WHAT ABOUT TWEENS AND TEENS WITH THEIR OWN ACCOUNTS? IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE TO CONTROL THEM?Add this to the long list of things that make parenting hard.Dewey, who doesn’t have a Facebook account because of security worries, tells his daughters to question whether the world really needs to know what they’re about to say online before they say it.Nunnikhoven says that like any other tough issue you talk about with your kids, the important thing is to keep talking about it.“Not only are the children changing faster than we would like, so is the technology,” he says. “As a parent, you need to stay on top of those things.”Follow Bree Fowler at https://twitter.com/APBreeFowler . Her work can be found at https://bigstory.ap.org/author/bree-fowler.last_img read more

TRULY LIVING THE DREAM . . . Barrier breaking, African American Olympians

first_imgOLYMPIC LEGENDS—From left: Bob Beamon, Wyomia Tyus, Franco Harris, John Carlos, Herb Douglas, unknown man, Charles Jenkins, and Andrew Masich.“I was in the air so high and so long I thought I was never going to come down!”  That was the response Olympic legend and historic record holder Bob Beamon offered when I asked him what it felt like in the moment.  That moment being setting the world record in the long jump at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.  He still holds that record and if it is not broken this year in the 2016 Games, it will reach 50 years in 2018. Simply unbelivable.Robert “Bob” Beamon joined several other Olympic legends this past July 18 at the magnificent Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pa. Sports Museum.  Also on hand were Harrison Dillard, Dr. John Carlos, Herb Douglas, Wyomia Tyus and Dr. Charles Lamont Jenkins.Officially entitled the Renaissance Period of the African American in Sports, the evening was a showcase, dedication, and tribute to the nine (9) track and field medalists of the 1936 Olympic games.MORE OLYMPIANS—From left: Listening to speaker are Harrison Dillard, John Carlos, Bob Beamon, and Wyomia Tyus.Certainly and obviously we are aware and often times reminded of the legendary greatness that was Jesse Owens, but the documentary that the living legends represented reminds and informs us that there were other Black athletes in the infamous Hitler controlled German Olympics that helped dispel the “White Aryan race dominance” put forth at that time.last_img read more

Football: Chelsea players believe teammate Hazard will be on his way to Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0j4iyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uxWould you ever consider trying this?😱2keCan your students do this? 🌚2isfhRoller skating! Powered by Firework After being on La Liga giants Real Madrid’s radar for years and years before, and dropping various hints all summer this year, Chelsea star Eden Hazard might very well be on his way out of Stamford Bridge to the Spanish capital. This is the firm belief of his fellow teammates at Chelsea.Advertisement After a magnificent start to the Premier League this season under brand new manager Maurizio Sarri, the Blues seem to have lost momentum since the last 6 or so Premier League games, having won 3 and lost 3 of those. Transfer pundit Ian McGarry believes their recent drop in form is due to certain unrest in the Blues’ locker room caused by Hazard’s Real Madrid links. McGarry believes the deal between the Belgian international and the Los Blancos has definitely come through and the overall fear of losing a reliable goal scorer is ramping up their problems.Hazard has scored only a couple of goals in his last 11 outings, although has a tally of 10 in the Prem. While there have been no talks of contract extension either by Hazard or his agent with the club, despite Chelsea’s desperate attempts to retain their star player by offering a reported £300,000 a week wage, and with the option of moving to Spain at his disposal, Hazard’s cool appears to be explained.Advertisement Neither Real Madrid nor Chelsea, in recent times, appear to have the appropriate players who could score some 20 odd goals this season if they wish to stand a chance of a decent top 4 finish and the prospect in question might be the answer to their problems.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgFri 28 Jul U14 Football Division 3, Venue: Killererin GAA Pitch, (Round 7), Killererin V Craughwell 19:00, Ref: Michael RuaneU14 Football Division 3, Venue: Kilkerrin-Clonberne, (Round 7), Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Caltra 19:00, Ref: Padraic KellyDivision 4 League, Venue: Kilconnell, (Round 6), St Gabriel’s V An Fhairche – Clonbur 19:45, Ref: Noel DempseyJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Castlegar, (Round 6), Bearna-Na Forbacha V Athenry 19:00, Ref: Paul FahyU13 Football Division 1B, Venue: Oughterard, (Round 7), Oughterard V St. James 19:00, Ref: Frank WalshU13 Football Division 1B, Venue: Killannin Community Pitch, (Round 7), Killanin V Oranmore-Maree 19:00, Ref: Noel CumminsU13 Football Division 1B, Venue: Barna Pitch, (Round 7), Barna V Moycullen 19:00, Ref: Peadar O CeallaighU13 Football Division 1B, Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Round 7), Claregalway V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Anthony CoyneU13 Football Division 2 B, Venue: Barna, (Round 7), Barna V St Michael’s 19:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)U13 Football Division 2 B, Venue: Salthill-Knocknacarra, (Round 7), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 19:00, Ref: Mike BurkeU13 Football Division 2 B, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 7), An Spidéal V Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh 19:00, Ref: Adrian McPhilbinJunior A Football Championship North, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 1), Glinsk V Dunmore MacHales 19:30, Ref: Gerry DalyJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Beagh, (Round 7), Beagh V Abbeyknockmoy 19:00, Ref: Noel QuinnJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Killimor, (Round 7), Killimor V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 19:30, Ref: Peter CampbellU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Loughrea, (Cup Semi-Final), Killimordaly V Michael Cusacks 19:30, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ardrahan, (Shield Semi-Final), Ardrahan V Carnmore 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Semi-Final), Pádraig Pearses V Skehana 18:30, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Semi-Final), Tuam V Kilconieron 19:30, Ref: TBCJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Baile Doite Pitch & Clubhouse, (Round 4), Moycullen V Mullagh 19:00, Ref: John KeaneJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Ballygar GAA Pitch, (Round 4), Ballygar V Loughrea 19:00, Ref: Sean MoranJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 5), Kinvara V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 19:00, Ref: Ronan StankardJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Menlo Emmet’s, (Round 5), Menlo Emmet’s V Turloughmore 19:00, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 5), Ballinasloe V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:30, Ref: Derek KellyJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Ballyloughnane, (Round 5), Liam Mellows V An Spidéal 19:00, Ref: Conor QuinlanJunior C1 Hurling Championship , Venue: Oranmore-Maree, (Round 3), Oranmore-Maree V Tuam 19:00, Ref: Paschal SheehanJunior C1 Hurling Championship , Venue: Cregg, (Round 3), Annaghdown V Craughwell 19:00, Ref: Michael MeliaCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Maigh Cuilinn, (Round 7), Moycullen V Salthill-Knocknacarra 20:00, Ref: Noel GorhamDivision 5 (North), Venue: Headford, (Round 7), Headford V Corofin 20:00, Ref: Austin O’ConnellDivision 6 (North), Venue: Brownesgrove, (Round 5), Cortoon Shamrocks V Kilkerrin-Clonberne 20:00, Ref: Tony KeatingDivision 6 (North), Venue: Athenry, (Round 5), Athenry V Kilconly 20:00, Ref: Martin CollinsDivision 7 (North), Venue: Menlough, (Round 7), Menlough V Killererin 20:00, Ref: Gerry MooreDivision 7 (North), Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 7), Tuam Stars V Monivea-Abbey 20:00, Ref: Anthony CoyneSat 29 Jul Division 1 League, Venue: Mervue, (Round 5), St. James V Tuam Stars 12:00, Ref: James MolloyDivision 1 League, Venue: The Prairie, (Round 6), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Menlough 18:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)Division 2 League, Venue: St Michael’s, (Round 6), St Michael’s V Annaghdown 18:00, Ref: Frank KinneenDivision 3 League, Venue: Inis Oírr, (Round 2), Oileáin Arainn V Barna 13:00, Ref: Máirtín GríofaDivision 3 League, Venue: Dunmore, (Round 6), Dunmore MacHales V Headford 18:00, Ref: Gerry DalyJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 6), Sylane V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:30, Ref: Leonard FayJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 5), Ballygar V Craughwell 18:00, Ref: Joe LarkinJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 5), Gort V Michael Breathnach 18:00, Ref: Seamus MoranJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 5), St Thomas V Skehana 19:30, Ref: Christopher BrowneJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Mullagh Hurling Club Grounds, (Round 7), Mullagh V Pádraig Pearses 19:00, Ref: Peter MurphyJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 7), Clarinbridge V Ballinasloe 19:00, Ref: John Mc DonaghJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Cappataggle, (Round 7), Cappataggle V Kiltormer 19:00, Ref: John RosneyJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Ballinderreen, (Round 7), Ballinderreen V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 19:00, Ref: Ger O ConnorJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club , (Round 6), Carnmore V Oranmore-Maree 19:00, Ref: Fergal BerminghamJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Baile Doite Pitch & Clubhouse, (Round 6), Moycullen V Annaghdown 19:00, Ref: Murt CulainUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 5, Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 8), Pádraig Pearses V Micheal Breathnach 12:00, Ref: David CorbettCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Renvyle, (Round 7), Renvyle V Micheal Breathnach 18:30, Ref: Mairtin O MaininDivision 5 (North), Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 7), Mountbellew/Moylough V St. James 18:00, Ref: Sean LyonsDivision 6 (North), Venue: Williamstown, (Round 5), Williamstown V Caltra 18:00, Ref: John CahillDivision 7 (North), Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 7), Padraig Pearses V St Brendan’s 18:00, Ref: Lloyd KellyDivision 8A (North), Venue: Glenamaddy, (Round 5), Glenamaddy V Annaghdown 17:00, Ref: Charlie WardDivision 8A (North), Venue: Corofin , (Round 5), Corofin V Milltown 17:30, Ref: Padraic KellyDivision 8B (North), Venue: Oranmore, (Round 5), Oranmore-Maree V Claregalway 18:00, Ref: Michael RuaneMon 31 Jul Junior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 6), Turloughmore V Liam Mellows 19:00, Ref: Kevin EganJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Leitrim Community Centre, (Round 5), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Ballinderreen 19:00, Ref: Joe LarkinTue 01 Aug Division 1 League, Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 6), Tuam Stars V Mountbellew/Moylough 19:45, Ref: Austin O’Connellprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Thu 27 Jul U13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Semi-Final), Craughwell V Loughrea 18:30, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Semi-Final), Turloughmore V Castlegar 19:30, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Shield Semi-Final), Clarinbridge V Athenry 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Bullaun, (Shield Semi-Final), Sarsfields V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Craughwell, (Cup Semi-Final), Liam Mellows V Sylane 18:30, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Craughwell, (Cup Semi-Final), Cois Fharraige V Tommy Larkins 19:30, Ref: TBCJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Bullaun, (Round 5), Kilbeacanty V Sarsfields 19:00, Ref: James LundonCar Parts Warehouse Division 7 (West), Venue: Páirc an Chathánaigh, (Round 7), An Cheathrú Rua V Barna 20:00, Ref: Alan Carr Wed 26 Jul U16 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Loughrea, (Shield Final Replay), Carnmore V Gort 19:30, Ref: Liam GordonU16 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Shield Final Replay), Ballygar V Clarinbridge 19:30, Ref: Conor QuinlanU16 C Hurling Championship , Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Final Replay), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Mountbellew/Moylough 18:15, Ref: Ronan StankardJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Portumna, (Round 6), Portumna V Castlegar 19:30, Ref: Peter CampbellU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Oranmore, (Playoff), Oranmore-Maree V Ballinasloe 19:00, Ref: Paul FahyCar Parts Warehouse Minor B Football Championship – West, Venue: Killannin, (Round 1), Killanin V Clifden 19:30, Ref: Frank KinneenCar Parts Warehouse Minor B Football Championship – West, Venue: Pairc an Chathánaigh, (Round 2), An Cheathrú Rua V Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh 19:30, Ref: Liam Conghailelast_img read more

UWSP at Marshfield coach, athletes receive All-Conference awards

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – The Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) has announced its 2018-19 basketball All-Conference players and awards, with several Marshfield program members honored.In the men’s program, Jack Bezlyk, Spencer, received first team All-Conference, while Jared Seemann, Colby, received second team All-Conference. Trey Rau, Colby, and Darren Kieffer, Auburndale, received honorable mention.Bezlyk was also named West Player of Year. Jared Ystad received the West Coach of the Year award.For the women’s program, Emily Shipman, Medford, received second team All-Conference.last_img read more

How Google’s Gmail / Docs & Spreadsheets Integration Directly Targets Microsoft

first_imgrichard macmanus Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In the Google Groups mailing list for D&S, one of the guides listed a couple of “caveats” to this:“- This feature is only available in Gmail.– And, at this time it only works with Microsoft Word documents (.doc).”It also works with Microsoft Excel files (.xls), which the guide clarified in a lattercomment.So, this new feature specifically targets Microsoft Office documents and spreadsheets— and it only works in Google’s email program. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I wouldbe a blindingly obvious one. Yes, Google is making it super easy for users to open upMicrosoft’s (proprietary) file formats in Google’s online version of Word and Excel. InJayFortner’s excellent SWOT analysis yesterday of Microsoft and the new threat of onlineoffice suites, he pointed out that competitors such as Google, Zoho, and AjaxWriter“could build critical mass through the installed base of former Microsoft users.” Andthis, in a tiny but significant way, is what this new integration between Gmail andGoogle D&S is about. Google is quietly compelling Gmail users to switch from Word andExcel to Google D&S.Granted, the main flaw in this strategy is that Google has mostly failed to get alarge user base in Gmail over the past couple of years, which gives them a smaller poolof potential Microsoft Office converts. Gmail is the leastused web email service amongst the Big 3 – Yahoo and MSN email services are farbigger. Imagine if Google had Yahoo Mail’s 250-odd million users! Now that would make thewebmail/D&S integration a major play…MiramarMike points out a slight flaw in the execution too – there’s no connection from theimported doc/spreadsheet back to the originating email, so it loses a bit ofcontext (more a missed opportunity than a glaring omission).ConclusionI don’t want to overstate the importance of this small feature in Gmail and D&S,or use it to proclaim the death of Microsoft Office. The battle between Microsoft andGoogle for office software market share is deep and complex, as Jay’s post and theexcellent comments to it show. But this new integration feature is another example of howthe desktop and online worlds are being munged together by Google, right underMicrosoft’s nose and directly threatening MS Office. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#Microsoft#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… On Monday Google released a relativelyminor, but useful, feature. It’s worth examining a bit more closely, because it’s yetanother signal that Google is quietly pecking away at Microsoft’s lunch in officesoftware. Now I know that Microsoft Office has a lot of advanced functionality that theonline office apps don’t have, but hear me out…The new feature is a one-click import feature for attachments in Gmail. The D&Steam explained:“Whenever those of you who use Gmail receive a spreadsheet or a document in an email,you will see a new link next to the “Download” link that says “Open as a Googledocument.” Click on that and the attachment will automatically be imported into Docs& Spreadsheets and added to your personal document list where you can make changes,invite collaborators and search for it later.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Cavs’ Shumpert to have arthroscopic surgery on left knee

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eagles ready to put collapse behind them Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Shumpert was not available Tuesday night after playing seven minutes Monday night in a victory at Philadelphia. He’s averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13 games this season.The Cavaliers were in Atlanta on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Malditas save PH from shutout Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on October 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was set to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday morning.The Cavaliers said Thursday that Shumpert was reevaluated by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck after the Cavaliers’ home victory over Miami on Tuesday night. Shumpert was scheduled to have surgery at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more