Ole Miss’ Treadwell is back with team, going to class

first_imgOXFORD — Life is returning to some sense of normal for injured Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.Treadwell, who fractured his fibula and dislocated his ankle late in Saturday’s game against Auburn and will miss the rest of the season following surgery, went to class Thursday.He’s back!!! Headed to Classes. @SuccessfulQuon#StoppedByToSayHello#StudentAthlete#AwesomeLettersToLaquonpic.twitter.com/tPoJozNoN6— Bruce Johnson OMFB (@BruceSJohnson) November 6, 2014“He’s getting better,” coach Hugh Freeze said. “(Tuesday) was the first day he was back around the team and the coaches and it was good, but I think he was pretty sore (Wednesday) from getting around. But he’s doing good, and he’s ready to help us coach these receivers and be back with us.”Treadwell and linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, who is also out for the season, are expected to be on the sideline Saturday when No. 12 Ole Miss plays Presbyterian. Freeze said he leaves it up to the individual position coaches whether or not injured players travel to the team hotel in Tupelo the night before the game.Wide receivers coach Grant Heard said that Treadwell’s mom has been in town to help her son.“Ain’t nothing like having mom’s life close by,” Heard said. “… He’s done well.”7-year-old reaches out to Ole Miss’ Laquon Treadwelllast_img read more

Woods surpasses $100m in earnings

first_imgPrize money shot up on the PGA Tour after Woods turned pro — a period also marked by a huge increase in television revenues.“It was nice to have a nice start to my career, and I won some majors early,” said Woods, who shot a closing 66 and finished two strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy. “I think we got some interest in the game of golf. A lot more youth, that’s for sure.”McIlroy earned $1.4 million for his fifth career PGA Tour victory in a Monday finish at the TPC Boston.Woods, who has a net worth of about $600 million, remains in contention for the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus for winning the PGA Tour playoffs.Not included in Woods’ career earnings is the millions he has received for endorsing retail products throughout his 16-year career.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NORTON, Massachusetts, USA 4th September – Tiger Woods made golf history, finishing third in the Deutsche Bank Championship to become the first golfer to make more than $100 million in earnings on the PGA Tour.Woods made $544,000 after four rounds around the TPC Boston, pushing his career total to $100.35 million. Phil Mickelson is one spot back of Woods at $66.8 million. Mickelson placed fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championship.Woods has 74 wins, second all-time to Sam Snead, who collected $620,126 in a career that began in 1937.last_img read more

High school bands to compete at WCU’s 17th annual Tournament of Champions

first_imgThe 17th annual Tournament of Champions will be held at Western Carolina University’s E.J. Whitmire Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 21.Twenty-five high school bands from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee will compete for the prestigious Chancellor’s Award, a glass traveling trophy that is presented to the grand champion band. The highest scoring band from North Carolina will receive the Roll of Honor.The bands will compete in four classes – A, AA, AAA and AAAA. Winners from each class, as well as the next six highest scoring bands, will compete in the finals. Summerville High School in South Carolina was last year’s grand champion, while East Lincoln of Denver won the Roll of Honor.This year’s competition will return to a preliminary/finals format with the addition of a 20-minute clinic session for directors and staff after every band’s preliminary performance. The purpose of the clinic will be to provide immediate feedback, constructive critique regarding band performance and design, and a question-and-answer session with the clinician and each band’s director and staff.North Carolina marching bands and their competition times are: Northwest Guilford, 9:15 a.m.; South Caldwell, 10:45 a.m.; McDowell, 11 a.m.; Enloe, 11:15 a.m.; West Johnston, 11:30 a.m.; Lincolnton, 12:30 p.m.; Owen, 12:45 p.m.; Parkwood, 1:15 p.m.; Sanderson, 2:15 p.m.; Pisgah, 2:30 p.m.; Tuscola, 3 p.m.; North Henderson, 3:15 p.m.; and East Lincoln, 3:30 p.m.Georgia bands and their competition times are: Campbell, 9 a.m.; Harrison, 9:30 a.m.; McEachern, 9:45 a.m.; R.W. Johnson, 10 a.m.; Jackson County, 12:15 p.m.; Kennesaw Mountain, 1 p.m.; and Pope, 2:45 p.m.South Carolina bands and their competition times are: Spring Valley, 10:15 a.m.; Clover, 1:45 p.m.; and Summerville, 3:45 p.m.Tennessee bands and their competition times are: Seymour, 10:30 a.m. and Dobyns-Bennett, 1:30 p.m.WCU’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, the tournament’s host, will perform at 4 p.m. Tickets to the tournament are $15 and cover the entire day of events.For more information on the tournament, visit prideofthemountains.com.last_img read more

Staying Informed: Is It Really That Important?

first_imgIf it wasn’t your company, would it matter to you which retailers were breached over the last six months, or how it has impacted their business? Do the latest statistics or industry trends really change the way you approach your job? Does it really matter whether or not you were able to attend an industry conference this year? How does a cargo theft or robbery halfway across the country influence what happens in your back yard? How many times do we need to hear that credit card fraud is a problem in the stores? How often do we need to read about the latest technological gadget or industry training seminar? Are you as informed as you should be? Does it matter, and why should it matter to you? We all know what the answers are supposed to be. But is that a true reflection of how we really feel? If we’re honest with ourselves, the answers might not play out the same way. We might think that it doesn’t matter whether or not we could have learned or gained anything by attending an industry conference because we didn’t have the opportunity to attend. We may rationalize that industry problems are only important when they occur within our own companies. We can believe that some problems are going to exist no matter what we do, and we may just be spinning our wheels. We can minimize the importance of progress or squander the opportunity to learn for any number of self-serving reasons. In some way, shape, or form, we’re all guilty of this way of thinking at some point. That’s not necessarily an indictment of our character or a reflection on our work ethic. It’s just that none of us are that good. None of us are that informed. We get tired. We get busy. We get to a point where we suffer from information overload and just can’t seem to accept one more piece of information. We disengage and get involved in some other aspect of our lives. Some of us may have a greater desire or make a bigger effort. Some of us may have a higher capacity for absorbing the information. But we simply can’t, don’t, or won’t be that informed. We may make the effort, but no matter what we’re told or what is preached to us, it’s just not in our nature or capability to know or learn everything that we should.A Tool for Every JobSo, what do we do? It isn’t a revelation for any of us to hear that information is important. Of course we understand the value of staying informed, and how these events and this information will directly or indirectly impact all of us. We know that information is power in many different ways. In response, what each of us does is set priorities. We determine what is most important to learn. We look at what’s most valuable to us, we consider our options, and we make decisions. But fortunately—or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it—there’s a tremendous amount of information that we must sort through, decipher, and absorb. Therefore, we seek out tools to help us manage this plethora of information and decide what is most valuable. And that’s where social media gives us a boost. That’s why digital dialogue is so critical. Social media is an ever-evolving collection of online tools, platforms, and applications that enable all of us to interact with one another and share information. By using web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue, it creates an effective channel for individuals and groups of people to connect, interact, create, and share. The question then becomes, are you using the right tools? Are you taking full advantage of the tools that are available to you? If you couldn’t attend a conference that interested you, did you visit the conference website? Often, many of the presentations are made available following the presentations, which was the case for the primary conferences held thus far this year. LP Magazine also shared newsletters and videos as well as content on the app and home page to help keep you informed of these events. There were other media outlets as well. Have you signed up for the LP Magazine app? Do you receive our weekly newsletters? Are you a member of the “Powered by LP Magazine” group on LinkedIn? Are you a member of any LinkedIn groups? There are more than fifty groups dedicated to loss prevention alone that can provide you with regular postings and emails designed to keep you informed on critical topics. What about Facebook or Twitter? These and others can provide fast, effective, and focused information as well as network building. Now let’s take a moment to pause for the excuses, since this is where they start to flow. ■ I don’t have time. Really? These tools are designed to gather important and relevant information and present that content to you in a way that is convenient, easy, organized, and swift. Are you really that busy that you don’t have time to read a headline and make a decision as to whether an article might hold value? Are those two seconds really that critical to your everyday work schedule? Sorry. You do have to open it up to take a look. We’ll stretch it to five seconds. ■ I don’t need or want another app on my phone. Would that be because “Angry Birds” or “Candy Crush” is that much more valuable to your professional growth? If there are really so many apps on your phone that it’s difficult to manage, maybe there’s another issue. There’s a reason that it’s called a smartphone. Think about it. ■ It’s just another email that I have to manage. If the topic of an email doesn’t hold interest or value to you, just hit “delete.” We all do it every day. But the content we’re referencing is professionally-based, and focused on subjects directly related to what you do for a living. What if the topic does hold interest or value? What if it makes you better or makes your life easier? Isn’t it much wiser to allow yourself the option? ■ I’m just not that interested. At least it’s an honest answer. But keep in mind the power of information. Access to information is half the battle. This approach is not information management—it’s information avoidance; and there are potential consequences. Leaders pride themselves on making informed decisions. This is an opportunity to make an informed decision about information. What choice will you make? If you have a strong argument for not remaining informed, we’d love to hear it. In fact, we’d be happy to discuss it in our digital media, discussion groups, or our next column in the print magazine. The stage is yours.Diversity Remains the NormOnce again our news stories have been diverse and worldwide. For example, six suspects were charged with operating an illegal prescription drug ring out of a Bronx grocery store. In Sydney, Australia, a five-day operation targeting shoplifters resulted in the arrest of 110 people. A shoplifter was stripped naked and beaten in Ghana. A U.S. corporation claimed that a former software engineer stole the company’s technology and used it to help a rival company in China. Over four hundred counterfeit items were seized from a California sporting goods store. A fugitive fraudster involved in a multi-million-pound scam was arrested in the United Kingdom. Over $1 million worth of merchandise that was stolen as part of a cargo-theft operation was recovered in Toronto. To round out our international field, we also had a runway model who has appeared in fashion shows for an Argentine clothing designer charged with shoplifting junk food and three boxes of Pop-Tarts in a Manhattan court.- Sponsor – Kudos to the ConferencesEspecially considering the demands of the audience, our conference hosts in 2014 worked hard to offer content that was current, relevant, and important to the attendees. Our presenters found creative ways to introduce the subjects and engage the audience, and the attendees served as attentive and active participants in the sessions. Many of the presenters, participants, and solution providers have graciously agreed to provide additional content through both our digital channels and print magazine, which we look forward to bringing to you over the coming months. Dog Days of SummerFinally, we have a compelling story that involved a dumb crook…and a smart dog. Following a report that the man had shoplifted a burrito from an area store, an officer approached the suspect and attempted to place him into custody. A fight ensued, and the officer deployed his K-9 partner to assist with the arrest. During the fight, the suspect reached into his pocket and pulled out a handgun. At this point, the K-9 bit onto the arm of the suspect so that he couldn’t fire the weapon. When the officer saw the firearm he then drew his duty weapon and fired, striking the suspect, who died at the scene. What drives a man to risk that much over a burrito? It’s another striking reminder that there is no such thing as a “routine” shoplifter apprehension, and no limits to the depths of poor decisions. Perhaps a more difficult question is where would we be without the support and loyalty of our four-legged companions on the police force? Let’s hope that the officer stopped for T-bones on the way back to the station. 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Strategic Leadership for Managing Evolving Cybersecurity Risks

first_imgIt was my honor and true pleasure to present one of the keynotes at the 2014 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure.  Sponsored by the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), attendees included senior technical, cybersecurity staff, NSF program managers, and management of large scientific compute facilities.  An absolutely great audience.  Lively, vocal, provocative, inquisitive, and passionate about protecting their environments.  It makes me feel good such people are responsible for securing key computing infrastructures around the world. Cybersecurity is difficult.  It is a serious endeavor which strives to find a balance in managing the security of computing capabilities to protect the technology which connects and enriches the lives of everyone.  Characteristics of cyber risk have matured and expanded on the successes of technology innovation, integration, and adoption.  It is no longer a game of tactics, but rather a professional discipline, continuous in nature, where to be effective strategic leadership must establish effective and efficient structures for evolving controls to sustain an optimal level of security.  This presentation will discuss the challenges, organizational opportunities, and explore best practices to align investments in security to the risk appetite of an organization.Twitter: @Matt_RosenquistIT Peer Network: My Previous PostsLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/matthewrosenquistMy Blog: Information Security Strategylast_img read more

Djokovic, Wawrinka and Williams reach second round at Wimbledon

first_imgTop tennis stars  Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic all reached the second round on the opening day’s competition of Wimbledon.Women’s top seed Serena Williams, who has already won the Australian Open and French Open, eased past 113th-ranked Margarita Gasparyan of Russia 6-4, 6-1.”I didn’t know she was a qualifier. But she had nothing to lose and she started so incredibly fast. I thought, oh my God! I am going to be down a set here if I’m not careful,” she said.Her sister and five-time champion Venus Williams also advanced with an comfortable victory over Madison Brengle, 6-0, 6-0 in just 42 minutes.Fourth seed Sharapova reached the second round with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Britain’s Johanna Konta, setting up a clash against Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp.Defending champion Djokovic, the World No.1, dispatched Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court on Monday, reports Xinhua.”It is great to be back in the cradle of our sport. We have this tradition that the champion opens on Centre Court. It is a privilege and an honour. It doesn’t get any bigger than Wimbledon,” he said.Djokovic, playing his first match after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final, broke the 33rd-ranked Kohlschreiber in the ninth game of each set.”I had a tough opponent. He can be tricky on all surfaces and especially on grass where he had nothing to lose. I’m glad I was able to stay composed,” Djokovic said.The Serb will next face Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen, who took four hours to beat former champion Lleyton Hewitt 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 11-9.advertisement”I didn’t leave any stone unturned preparing,” said the 34-year-old Hewitt, who has announced to retire after next year’s Australian Open.Wawrinka kicked off his Wimbledon with a 6-2, 7-5, 7-6(3) win over World No.45 Joao Sousa.Japan’s fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a left leg injury to claim a 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Italy’s Simone Bolelli.last_img read more

Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav ready for Sri Lanka challenge: Bowling coach Bharat Arun

first_imgIndian bowling coach Bharat Arun is confident that the team’s speed merchants Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav will take up the challenge to “maintain speed as well as be accurate” in the upcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka starting August 12 at Galle.Asked if India’s fast men need to sacrifice a bit of pace in order to be more accurate, Arun said, “Sacrificing pace, I would not definitely want. I believe it is a wrong concept that people who generally bowl fast are erratic. It’s about efficient action and thought process, you can be fast as well as accurate. So the challenge for these two (Aaron and Umesh) would be to not compromise on speed and be a lot more accurate.”Bhuvi rediscovering himself The former Tamil Nadu seamer also seemed excited about Bhuvneshwar Kumar “rediscovering himself” after a lean patch.When queried about what went wrong with Bhuvneshwar, the bowling coach said, “There were no problems as such. Just that he used to bring the ball back in (to the left handers) and he was having trouble with that. Question was the release point. He worked pretty hard and that made a huge difference as he could again bring the ball back in. That made him a potent force.”Arun also seemed ecstatic about the current bowling group, terming it as one with “great potential”.”There is great potential in our fast bowling unit. We have couple of bowlers, who can clock 145 plus on a consistent basis. We have Ishant (Sharma) who is pretty experienced and can extract the bounce off the wicket.advertisementIshant has been consistent “Of late, Ishant has been pretty consistent. That’s a very encouraging fact. We have variety with someone who can move and seam the ball, someone who can extract bounce and couple, who can clock 145 plus. Gives us enough variety to battle any conditions.”Backs Kohli’s five-bowler strategy Arun also advocated captain Virat Kohli’s theory of playing with five bowlers in order to win Test matches. “If you look at world cricket, any Test team that dominated always had five bowlers. Probably if we get an all-rounder, preferably a batting all-rounder, it would be very very beneficial for the side.”Both Ashwin and Harbhajan have two Test centuries and Bhuvi is more than capable with the bat. Our lower-order needs to live up to this challenge.”Similar conditions Sri Lanka have not been a happy hunting place for the Indian cricket team historically, but Arun does not want to dwell on the past. “Well, I don’t look at too much of what happened in the past. The conditions are pretty similar to that in our country and I believe we have variety in our batting and bowling to adapt to these conditions. The challenge would be to do it as fast as possible to get the best results.”Save Murali Vijay, none of the top-order batsmen have played a Test match in the island nation, but Arun feels that it’s hardly going to be a problem.”Well, it was the same scenario when we did go to Australia. There were a lot of players playing for the first time in Australia. But in all four Tests, we put up 400 runs. Not many teams have done that in Australia. It all depends on mentality, how quickly we can overcome shortcomings.”This team is pretty experienced and have done well over last one year. They should come really good in this series.” The bowling coach also seemed non-committal about the surfaces that will be on offer. “Very difficult to speculate unless we get there and inspect the conditions. In the series against Pakistan, the wickets were spinner-friendly. Unless we have a look at the wicket, it is difficult to say. But we are pretty well-equipped to deal with any conditions.”Overseas Test win He also sidestepped the issue about whether this is the best chance for India to record a rare overseas Test series win in recent years.”The question is about accepting things as they are. Achieve what we want to achieve. It is all about collectively doing well. It is a challenge for us and we will take that head on.”Asked about expectations from the upcoming Board President’s XI warm-up game starting tomorrow, Arun said,” It is a wonderful opportunity to get into match atmosphere. There is no greater preparation than playing a match.”last_img read more

Expression of Interest – Hosting of Touch Football Events

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is currently seeking expression of interest for a variety of national and international events as listed below:1. 2015 FIT Touch World Cup (TWC2015)2. ANZAC Welcome3. National Touch League (NTL)4. Youth Trans Tasman Test SeriesFor more information, please click on the attachment below. Related Filesexpression_of_interest_-_hosting_of_touch_football_events_01-pdfRelated LinksExpression Of Interestlast_img

13 days agoInter Milan, Man Utd watching Cavani situation at PSG

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan, Man Utd watching Cavani situation at PSGby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are watching Edinson Cavani’s situation at PSG.The Uruguay striker is off contract in June and already has fielded interest from keen clubs.ESPN says Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Napoli are all interested.Indeed, these four clubs have regularly made attempts for Cavani in recent years, but without ever being able to finalize a transfer, either because PSG closed the door, or because of the cost of the operation. last_img read more

Softball splits series with Michigan State behind Medranos 100th season strikeout

Ohio State softball pitcher Karisa Medrano threw a complete game two-hitter in a 1-0 win against Michigan State at Buckeye Field on Sunday, splitting the weekend series after losing the first game, 12-2. But a change in the win-loss column was just a minor detail for a team that was already out of postseason contention coming in to the weekend. Medrano, who had played just 12.1 innings coming in to this season, became the team’s ace and recorded her 100th strikeout of the season in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday. She was also one of four seniors honored during Senior Day on Sunday. For the first time in her OSU career, two of Medrano’s biggest fans were able to watch her play in scarlet and gray. “My family got to be here today, their first time at Buckeye Field,” Medrano said. “I just love having them here. You feel that support coming from your family.” Medrano’s Father and brother flew in from New Mexico, where she’s from. She said it made Sunday her most memorable moment as a Buckeye softball player. Fellow senior Brittany Goodchild’s most memorable moment was a bit more of what one would expect from a Buckeye. “Beating Michigan!” Goodchild said. Goodchild, who first met Medrano freshman year when they were roommates, said the players rely on one another off the field as much as they do on the field. “Everybody’s been such a strong family. We’ve been through a lot of up and downs,” Goodchild said. “Everybody’s been so strong for each other.” The players needed to be strong for one another, particularly this week. On Tuesday, junior shortstop Alicia Herron’s mother died of cancer. Many of the players wore wristbands with Herron’s mother’s initials on them. In center field, below the painted Block “O,” Herron’s mother’s initials, “JLH,” were also painted as a tribute to Herron’s late mother. Herron scored the lone run in Sunday’s win. “Alicia made it easier because she was with us, and I think that was an inspiration. … It’s hard for young people to see a teammate go through that,” coach Linda Kalafatis said. “A lot of these kids knew Mrs. Herron, so they felt loss too.” Although it may seem trivial compared to death, OSU’s 14-33 record and injuries throughout the season have also plagued the team during the season. “Being able to push through when things aren’t going our way, you find a way to get it done. We really tried to stress to keep your head up,” senior left fielder Dee Dee Hillman said. “Through the tough times, there are learning experiences.” Senior infielder Rachael Shepherd agreed. “I’m truly grateful for all those things that I’ve got to learn from the girls,” she said. Six underclassmen started in Sunday’s game and consistently have been in the lineup all season. The departing seniors have helped the younger ladies prepare to become the leaders of the future. “To see them grow from when they first got here to now is just tremendous,” Shepherd said. Before the torch is officially passed, the Buckeyes have one more home series left. They will play a doubleheader against Penn State on Wednesday before finishing their season this weekend at Wisconsin. read more