Motherwell sign Reading’s Craig Tanner on two-year deal

first_imgMotherwell have signed attacking midfielder Craig Tanner on a two-year deal. The 22-year-old is Stephen Robinson’s third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Alex Fisher and Gael Bigirimana last week. Tanner, who plays behind the striker or on the wing, makes the move from English Championship side Reading, where his contract was due to expire at the end of the month.Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, Tanner said: “I’m delighted to have joined, having good talks about the club with Stephen Robinson and Martin Foyle. It’s a good day for me. He has spent most of his senior career playing on loan at Plymouth Argyle, scoring 12 goals in 41 starts. “I have a really positive feeling about the club and feel they are really building for the future.”Manager Stephen Robinson said: “Craig is a good signing for us and gives us something different again.“He can unlock doors, playing in little pockets across the front three, left side/right side or in behind the striker. He is a really good signing for the club.”Tanner spent 14 years at Reading, joining their youth academy in 2003, and made five appearances for the first team. last_img read more

Let’s Do This Again: Are These Shoes Gray and Teal, or Pink and White?

first_imgFor what it’s worth, 89% of people who voted in a Buzzfeed poll went with gray and teal. It’s been like 12 minutes since an optical illusion photo went viral, so here you go.  Here’s the newest one in the tradition of “The Dress” from a few years back . . . Someone on Twitter named “TFILDOLANS” posted a picture of her shoe a few days ago.  And people are debating whether it’s gray and teal . . . or pink and white.last_img

Hub City Times Sports: Week in Review

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWRESTLINGSpencer/Columbus wins Cloverbelt titleSpencer/Columbus had 11 top-four finishes, including seven individual champions, as it won the Cloverbelt Conference Wrestling Tournament team title on Feb. 3 at Osseo-Fairchild High School.The Rockets finished with 236 points, edging Cadott by 16½ points for the title.Ashton Ackman won 4-2 in overtime over Blaine Brenner of Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee in the 106-pound championship match to start the parade of Rockets’ champions.Dominick Wichlacz (113), Leo Rodriguez (120), Bryce Shaw (145), Carson Hildebrandt (170), Hunter Luepke (220), and Logan Zschernitz (285) followed with titles for Spencer/Columbus.Shaw won by major decision, Luepke and Zschernitz earned pins, and the others won by decision in their respective championship matches.Luepke remains undefeated this season after capturing his fourth-straight Cloverbelt title.Jake Dick finished second at 126 pounds, Colten Schillinger (132) and Caden Schillinger (152) both took third, and Dylan Bohlinger was fourth at 138 for the Rockets.Ackman, Wichlacz, Hildebrandt, and Zschernitz all repeated as conference champions.BOYS SWIMMINGMarshfield fourth at WVC meetD.C. Everest rolled to the team title to earn its first-ever Wisconsin Valley Conference (WVC) championship at the 2018 Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Swimming Meet on Feb. 1 at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.Everest racked up 350 points to easily outdistance itself from Stevens Point (263) and Wisconsin Rapids (251). Marshfield earned fourth place with 205 points, two ahead of Wausau East.Stevens Point had won the previous six WVC meets and last five overall conference titles.Myles Jensen had Marshfield’s top finish, taking second in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:00.48.Jensen also teamed with Nathan Albanito, Jeffrey Berres, and Ethan Dagit to take third in the 400 freestyle in 3:43.12 for the Tigers.Dagit took fourth in the 50 freestyle (24.48), Albanito was fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:02.33), and Jacob Dick finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.57 and fifth in the 200 IM (2:18.63) for Marshfield’s other top-five finishes.BOYS HOCKEYMarshfield splits pairA.J. Trierweiler saved all 25 shots that came his way, lifting Marshfield to a 4-0 shutout of Lakeland in a nonconference game Feb. 2 at the Lakeland Ice Arena.Max Heller and Adam Maki scored in the first period, Evan Weister added a goal in the second, and Nick Urban scored on a power play in the third for the Tigers, who improve to 11-11 with the victory.Marshfield was shut out by D.C. Everest 5-0 at home on Feb. 1 to fall to 1-8 in Wisconsin Valley Conference play.GYMNASTICSMarshfield wins dualMarshfield won all four events and Macey Smith took first in the all-around, as the Tigers gymnastics team downed Medford 131.075-109.7 in a Great Northern Conference crossover dual meet Feb. 1 at Medford High School.Emma Haugen won the vault, Melanie Hafenbredl took first in the uneven bars, Bailey Schmitt won the balance beam, and Brooke McGrath was first in the floor exercise as the Tigers swept the four events.Smith took second in the vault, third in the bars, and fourth in the floor as she won the all-around.Haugen also placed second in the bars and Ally Bakke was second in the floor for Marshfield.last_img read more

Video Demo: Scoble launches Building43

first_imgTags:#start#startups Related Posts Robert Scoble and Rackspace have just launched the long anticipated Building43 in an effort Scoble describes as, “helping usher businesses into 2010.” Said teammate Rocky Barbanica, “Companies can gain so much insight through the people on Twitter, Friendfeed and Facebook. We’re hoping to help them talk and listen to their customers.”Scoble describes the project as “a community for people who are fanatical about the Internet.” What exactly does that mean? Scoble gave ReadWriteWeb a demo to explain. dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Essentially, Building43 is a community/hashtag/label for a series of resources that are one part TED talk, one part wired mentorship, and one part echoing town hall. The Building43 team stresses that they are not a destination site. Instead, community members can contribute educational videos, reviews, images and blog posts through various third-party social media tools. As a testament to free resources, Building43 is a simple WordPress site. Nevertheless, the methods employed and the content of the community are anything but cheap. Some of the site’s early content includes videos of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and his 400 employee Twitter operation, Four Seasons marketing director Kelly Nelson who is the first to officially tweet across an 82-hotel chain empire, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg teaching his dentist father how to leverage the Facebook social graph for business. Other project contributors include Guy Kawasaki, Twitter investor Fred Wilson and a number of experts in SEO, iPhone development, social media and marketing. Building43 hopes that in the future, the community will become a self-sustaining ecosystem where technologists, business leaders and the general population will join forces to learn from each other. When asked about the project’s peculiar name, Scoble replied, “I was trying to think of a metaphor for something that signified the center of the internet for both techies and business people. When I saw Google’s Building 43, complete with its master plan, I knew it was a good name.” Although Scoble has interviewed tech leaders in the past for Channel 9, this project, much like Google search, aims to collect and highlight disparate resources on the internet. The effort is less about Robert Scoble as the community touchstone and more about tech-based business mentorship and collective dialogue. In fact, many project followers will be surprised to see that the Community43 page contains a live feed of dialogue from Scoble’s FriendFeed. In other words, if you’re one of the thousands who’ve made a comment about the project, you’re already a part of the Building43 community. In this way Building43 travels to where dialogue already exists. Said the project’s lead engineer Rob La Gesse, “If we can help companies save money and hire new employees, we might just be able to help improve our economy.” La Gesse’s hopes will only really be realized if web-based content producers take the time to tag and add their business tips to the Building43 cause. We’ll just have to wait if crowd sourced tools really can really make that leap. To watch the live launch of Building43 visit Robert Scoble’s Kyte Channel.Disclosure: Rackspace is a RWW sponsor. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Amazon poised to launch new retargeting ad product: Report

first_img Posted on 15th May 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Amazon is continuing its aggressive move into digital advertising, with the apparent launch of its own retargeting product. According to Bloomberg the company is about to introduce a new display advertising offering.While the details are not entirely clear, Bloomberg asserts the new Amazon program will compete with similar offerings from Google and Criteo. It’s currently being tested and will be a PPC-auction product, according to the report. Recently Amazon stopped buying product listing ads (PLAs) on Google.What’s not clear is whether Amazon-based remarketing will run on third party sites and/or whether Amazon will effectively sell PLAs to merchants at auction rather than placing them “for free.”According to eMarketer estimates, Amazon is playing a major role in the growth of native ads outside of social media. A recent report from the firm projects that “non-social native will grow more than 80 percent this year to $8.71 billion.”Amazon’s advertising business, which it currently lumps into the category “other” grew 60 percent year over year in 2017 to $1.7 billion. The company’s CFO Brian Olsavsky was very bullish about the outlook for Amazon’s ad business in its most recent earnings call. The Seattle-based company is seen as one of the few viable challengers to “the duopoly.”According to the IAB’s recent full-year 2017 US digital advertising report, non-video display advertising was worth $27.5 billion in 2017.The post Amazon poised to launch new retargeting ad product: Report appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Amazon poised to launch new retargeting ad product: Report Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingAmazon poised to launch new retargeting ad product: Report Amazon poised to launch new retargeting ad product: ReportYou are here:last_img read more

World Cup: De Villiers and South Africa deflated after big defeat

first_imgSouth Africa captain AB de Villiers will turn to his senior players to help lift the team out of the doldrums after they suffered a “big knock” to their confidence in a crushing defeat by India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.Dominated with bat, ball and in the field, South Africa’s 130-run loss was their first to India at a World Cup and an alarming setback for a team tipped to dominate on the southern hemisphere wickets of Australia and New Zealand.Adding insult to injury, the team were fined for a slow over rate and leading seamer Vernon Philander may be sidelined after sustaining an injury to his left hamstring. Losing the toss was a blow, allowing India’s batsmen the best of a slow wicket on a stifling hot day, but a deflated De Villiers was at a loss to explain his batsmen’s collapse for 177 after being set 308 for victory.”It’s a big knock for us to get beaten by 130 runs,” he told reporters.”It’s almost embarrassing. You never want to lose by that amount of runs. You always want to be a competitive team, feel like you’re always in the game, feel like you’ve got a chance to win games.”We pride ourselves on that, and it didn’t happen today. We’re going to have to lick our wounds for a while.”Your confidence takes a bit of a knock with performances like that, and it’s up to the senior group of players to make sure that confidence is still there come Friday against the West Indies.advertisement”Little things like today’s performance can creep into your game if you start thinking about it too much, and if you allow it to knock your confidence down.”De Villiers was particular incensed that two wickets fell through run-outs, including his own dismissal for 30 when he and Faf du Plessis had compiled a steadying 68-run partnership. Middle-order batsman David Miller was also run out for 22 as the jumpy South Africans struggled with the pressure of a disciplined Indian bowling effort.The last seven wickets fell for 44 runs as South Africa’s middle and lower order withered.”(West Indies) is a must-win for us in Sydney, but for now I just want to sort of go feel sad in my room for a while, and we’ll see again how I feel tomorrow,” De Villiers added.last_img read more

After Lok Sabha nod, GST Bill up for Rajya Sabha test

first_imgFinance minister Arun JaitleyThe government on Wednesday passed the key economic reform Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the Lok Sabha amid a walkout by the Congress. However, the Modi government will face the Opposition hurdle when the legislation will be taken up in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.The Bill was passed in the Lower House where the government has a brute majority, despite the Congress staying away from voting and the AIADMK voting against the legislation.But the government managers are keeping their fingers crossed knowing well that the Opposition might force it to refer the Bill to Select Committee for further consultations in the Upper House.However, the Opposition Trinamool Congress and BJD are supporting the Bill. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are talking to the Opposition parties to enlist their support for the legislation which proposes a uniform tax regime across India. “We hope the Opposition parties would have the same view in the Rajya Sabha. We are talking to the parties,” Naidu said.Congress member M. Veerappa Moily said the party supports the Bill in principle as it was pushed by the previous UPA also. However, Congress wants that some new clauses added by the government should be consulted in a Select Committee of the upper house.The government managed the mandated two-thirds majority to pass the constitutional amendment Bill in the lower house. But carrying it forward in the upper house would be a big challenge where the NDA lacks strength.advertisementThe Constitution Amendment Bill to implement GST, originally mooted by the UPA, was passed by 352 votes against 37 after the government rejected the Opposition demand of referring it to a Standing Committee.Noting the Bill would make India a single market, Jaitley rejected the Opposition demand for referring the Bill to the Standing Committee, saying the panel has already examined various provisions of the new legislation and several of its suggestions have been incorporated. “GST is not a dancing instrument that it will jump from Standing Committee to Standing Committee.”Jaitley said he would compensate states for any revenue loss. “I straightaway concede that 27 per cent (revenue neutral rate) would be very high. We have decided to keep petroleum out, and every state finance minister is not interested in imposing higher taxes on its own people, and neither the Central government,” he said.Jaitley said the proposal to reform the indirect taxes has been pending for the last 12 years and his predecessor P. Chidambaram of the Congress had also mooted it during the UPA rule.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not present in the Lok Sabha when it passed the GST bill. Modi’s absence in the Lower House was conspicuous as he has been particular about MPs’ attendance and has often made them explain their absence from the House.last_img read more