The Carrier Dome improvements wrapped up last Friday when Syracuse tested the new wireless network and credit card system installed in the arena. The additions were part of a summer-long project highlighted by new video boards and a 360-degree ribbon board.The video boards were completed nearly three weeks ago, in time for the Home to the Dome event during freshman orientation.Carrier Dome managing director Pete Sala said the renovations were focused on enhancing the fan experience with state-of-the-art technology.“To me, being here as long as I have and seeing all these upgrades and improvements, it just makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up and it’s so exciting,” Sala said. “All the improvements that we did over the summer were to enhance the game-day experience for the fans.”The renovations, which started in May, include video boards in both end zones that are 21 feet high and 40 feet wide. Two smaller — 12 feet high and 10 feet wide — displays are on either side of the larger boards. The boards were finished Aug. 9, and allow the staff to change the advertisements easily, play videos and provide statistics throughout games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the wireless network, credit card system and video boards all in place, the stadium is set to host its season opener against Northwestern at noon Saturday. The Dome will host three high school games Friday, serving as a chance to test each element.Sala said he worked with the Syracuse University IT staff to create 150 new access points in the arena for fans to get the Internet on their smartphones. Fans will also be able to send messages through Facebook and Twitter to be displayed on the new video boards.“It needed to be easy for the fan to get on the Internet. That was our first goal,” Sala said. “And then it needed to be dependable and something that was easy to get through to get on. That was our biggest goal.”Fans will also be able to use credit cards at all permanent points of sale, which they couldn’t do before. Athletic director Daryl Gross was adamant about the addition of the new system, Sala said.“Again, it’s a fan experience thing,” Sala said. “And you couldn’t, at the time, use credit cards anywhere but the ticket office.“Now, anywhere there’s a permanent concessions location in the Dome, you’ll be able to use a credit card to make the purchase.”For Sala, the additions will make for a better fan experience starting Saturday as the Dome is now a state-of-the-art facility in each aspect.“It’s a huge improvement for us,” Sala said. “This is going to create such a better atmosphere.” Comments Published on August 29, 2012 at 3:12 am Contact Ryne: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil NU can end the first round with two wins in its remaining games against, as if by fate, the Fighting Maroons and the Red Warriors.The Bulldogs can enter the second round with a more respectable 3-4 card if they play their chips right and the other teams start to falter.“We got two more games and we’re actually not worried or I’m not really thinking much of the situations the other teams have,” said Jarin. “We just have to focus on what’s in store in front of us.”ADVERTISEMENT The UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament is nearing its midpoint and some teams are anxious to start tacking on some wins.ADVERTISEMENT Aldin Ayo: I’m very happy in UST Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ And one of those teams is National University, which has only managed a win against four losses to stay in a tie for the eighth spot with University of the East and University of Santo Tomas.NU head coach Jamike Jarin and he knows that his team has to start winning games if they want to make a serious run for a Final Four berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We need to start winning, we’re 1-4 right now and we have to start winning in order for us to make a good push to the end of the first round and the start of the second round,” said Jarin after their 73-68 loss to Far Eastern University Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The closest team to the three teams in the bottom is University of the Philippines, which is one game ahead sits at the fifth spot of the standings with a 2-3 record. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
Coming into the tie, Gor had an imperious run at home in continental football having lost or drawn none this season, but they could not sustain the momentum against the Moroccans.A congested fixture that saw them play four games in nine days and the players’ go slow on Saturday saw the reigning Kenyan champions’ preparedness for the game hugely punctured.Berkane opened the scoring in the 24th minute when Dayo connected from an Omar Namsaoui freekick inside the box unmarked. Geoffrey Ochieng had given away a cheap freekick and the home side was duly punished for the complacency.Gor Mahia’s Francis Mustafa attempts to go past RS Berkane’s Omar Namsaoui during their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final tie at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on April 7, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaGor seemed to wake up just after conceding. In the opening exchanges of the game, they had struggled to create anything meaningful infront of goal and were often careless on possession.Two minutes after going down Gor were presented with an opportunity when a short corner floated into the area by Kenneth Muguna was parried into Charles Momanyi’s path, but he took a signature centre back’s finishing volleying the ball over from insider the box.In the 30th minute, a good change of play from skipper Oliech found Francis Kahata on the right with the midfielder cutting into the edge of the box on his favorite left foot before curling a beauty which keeper Abdelaali M’hamdi smothered over the bar.With the crowd raising their decibels, Gor were charged and had a flurry of chances with Berkane having their keeper M’hamdi to thank.Gor won a corner just a minute after Kahata’s chance, the ball landing on Boniface Omondi but his shot after taking a deflection inside the box was turned away by the keeper with the defense scrambling the ball away.Gor Mahia’s Lawrence Juma passes the ball under pressure from RS Berkane’s Amine El Kess during their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final tie at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on April 7, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAlmost immediately, another attack bore a corner for K’Ogalo and M’hamdi once again produced a superb save, tipping Charles Momanyi’s header away for another corner that was well defended this time round.Gor had pushed upfield trying to open up the Berkane defense but the Moroccans almost broke 2-0 up on the counter in the 36th minute when Namsaoui’s brilliant cross from the right found Kodjo Laba unmarked at the edge of the six yard box but his header went just over.Namsaoui once again created another brilliant opportunity for Berkane in the 42nd minute but it took a brilliant save from Fredrick Odhiambo to deny Bakre el Helali who had been sent through with a defense splitting through pass by the right back.On the turn, Omondi had a chance for Gor when Oliech put him through and a brilliant first touch opened up shooting space, but his effort went inches wide.Gor started the second half with an intention of going for the kill and 10 minutes in Omondi had a chance when he cited some good space ahead of him for a shot but his effort went over the bar.Gor Mahia’s Kenneth Muguna goes down under pressure from RS Berkane’s Amine El Kess during their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final tie at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on April 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno, standing in for the suspended Hassan Oktay threw in his first change, Francis Mustafa coming off for Nicholas Kipkurui, much to the applause of the fans who had yearned for an attacking change.But, instead of putting up their bid for an equalizer, Gor found themselves 2-0 down when El Helali easily turned away from Philemon Otieno off an Namsaoui cross before slotting the ball into the top left corner.It was like a catastrophic stab on the belly for the Kenyan champions.They tried to cut down the deficit with Muguna attempting a curling effort from a freekick but it was easily picked out by the keeper.Zico made the second change, bringing off Omondi for Samuel Onyango, a decision that caused acrimony among the fans with one running across the width of the pitch after jumping off the stands to violently scream at the tactician before he was whisked away by police.He made another change, the heavily marked Oliech coming off for Erisa Ssekisambu. But, the Kenyan side’s attempt all came to futility as Berkane held off for the win to put one foot into the semi-finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000RS Berkane players celebrate one of their goals against Gor Mahia during their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final tie at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on April 7, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8 – Goals in either half from Issoufou Dayo and Bakre El Helali saw Moroccan side RS Berkane beat Gor Mahia 2-0 at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani to slow down the Kenyan champions’ fairy tale in the CAF Confederation Cup.Gor will now have a mountain to climb in the return leg of the quarter final in Berkane next week as they now need a win of three clear goals away from home to progress.
The Calistoga Wildcats traveled up to Eureka to play the St. Bernard’s Crusaders and were not swayed from their path to the Division VI championship game as they beat the Crusaders 3-1 (25-13, 20-25, 25-16, 25-20) in the semifinal round of the North Coast Section playoffs, Wednesday night at St. Bernard’s High.“They’ve really wanted this,” Wildcats coach T’Anne Butcher said. “They’ve been fighting for it. They just played like champions.”No. 8 Calistoga (12-9) came out strong in the first set …
Volunteering in South Africa is a richlyrewarding experience. (Image: Aviva) MEDIA CONTACTS • Kam SantosPR, Cross-Cultural Solutions+1 914 632 0022RELATED ARTICLES• Tourism month kicks off in SA• Greening it up in Cape Town• Tourism remains strong in South AfricaJanine ErasmusVolunteering is an increasingly popular form of responsible tourism, otherwise known as voluntourism, and in South Africa opportunities abound for those who wish to do good while they enjoy the local sights and sounds.Volunteering in South Africa falls into two main categories: community- or conservation-based. There is an abundance of worthwhile projects located across the country.Organisations such as Aviva, All Africa Volunteers, Cross-Cultural Solutions and i-to-i, to name a few, facilitate volunteering trips to the country. Most are based locally. Some run their own programmes, while others merely suggest volunteering options – either way, with projects already screened and selected, it could not be easier.Invaluable experienceVolunteering not only gives tourists an opportunity to experience the country as a useful member of the community, but offers a host of other priceless benefits: self-growth, tolerance and understanding of other people and other cultures, new skills and new friends.Many travellers have been able to settle on a career through insight gained while working as a volunteer.“When I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2004 I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life,” wrote Hallie Stover of her South African experience with Willing Workers in South Africa (WWISA). “When I found the WWISA website I knew that this place [South Africa] would change my life.”After her return home, Stover was inspired to go back to university, where she submitted a thesis based on her experience with HIV/Aids youth prevention programmes. She now has a Master’s degree in International Politics and Human Rights.Stephen Thornburgh of Ireland, 23, spent his time with Aviva’s six-week penguin rehabilitation project. He described it, in a testimonial, as a “unique experience”.“With the project itself you get to do pretty much everything from cleaning and feeding to giving medication and learning about penguins and other coastal birds … it was the greatest time of my life which was really made by the people you meet and the activities you can do, like safari and shark cage diving.”Volunteers leave a legacy in indirect ways too – as they explore the country outside of their project, their support of local businesses, crafters and tourism operators results in upliftment for families and the community.Volunteer organisations agree that pitching in to do something tangible is a far better approach than merely donating money, which can lead to reliance on aid, corruption and financial instability. Volunteers, by donating their time and energy, help to set up a sustainable solution that outlasts the short-term effects of financial donations.Nuts and boltsVolunteer fees vary between organisations. The average price is around US$528 to $660 (R4 000 to R5 000) per week, but this is an inclusive fee which covers all programme-related costs such as airport transfers, accommodation, meals and transport.In most cases, once the host organisation has deducted their expenses, the rest of the fee goes to a local charity.The duration also differs from project to project, but most offer a stay of between two weeks and three months. Individuals as well as groups can be accommodated. Volunteers are responsible for arranging their own travel documentation, but host organisations provide all the information required.WWISA oversees a number of short- (two weeks) and medium-term (three weeks or more) projects. Short-term projects range from building new houses and renovating old ones, to children’s camps and environmental programmes.Medium-term projects include teaching at a nearby primary school, assisting at a daycare facility, teaching English as a second language, and microorganic farming in community gardens.All Africa Volunteers, based in the Eastern Cape province, has a wider range of projects covering wildlife, marine, sport, community and cultural issues. A wildlife sanctuary, great white shark and dolphin research, penguin rescue, a community surfing school and a pre-school are just some of the choices on offer.The Volunteer Centre in Cape Town takes volunteers into the townships, where they work amongst impoverished communities. The organisation also arranges six-month youth exchange programmes in partnership with Mozambique-based Ajude and Canada World Youth.UK-based i-to-i offers a variety of volunteer tours, mostly involving community and wildlife work. These include teaching children to read or working in a children’s hospital, animal rescue, and helping raise lion cubs.A number of travel organisations offer their own programmes, such as Cape Town’s Backpack and Africa Travel Centre which runs a football coaching and teaching volunteer project, or Dyer Island Cruises which gives volunteers the chance to learn about shark conservation.These are just a sample of the rewarding tours on offer for those willing to devote a slice of their time to uplifting the lives of humans or animals.Queries or comments? Contact Janine Erasmus at firstname.lastname@example.org
2 July 2014 South Africa has commended the parties to the coalition government in Lesotho for agreeing to work together to resolve the political challenges facing the landlocked country. Deputy International Relations Minister Luwellyn Landers, briefing journalists in Pretoria on Wednesday, said South Africa “remains hopeful that the coalition government will be able to overcome their current political challenges and continue to work together for the peace and stability of the country”. The main political parties in Lesotho, who are in a fragile two-year-old coalition, reached an agreement last month after emergency talks mediated by the Christian Council of Lesotho. Some coalition partners had been angered by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s perceived aloofness, accusing him of operating unilaterally without consulting other partners. This prompted a junior coalition partner, the Lesotho Congress for Democracy, to threaten to form a new governing alliance to oust Thabane. In response, the premier suspended parliament – with the blessing of the king – allowing him to dodge a vote of no confidence. The crisis, and fears of a possible coup, were averted, however, and Thabane held national rally attended by all leaders of the coalition government in Maseru on 20 June. “It is true there are problems, but those problems are being addressed and shall continue being dealt with until a resolution is found,” his spokesperson told news agency AFP after the rally. SA ‘still concerned about abducted school girls’ Turning to Nigeria, Landers said South Africa remained concerned about the fate of the abducted school girls from Chibok and the continuing terrorist activities perpetrated by radical Islamist group Boko Haram. “The South African Government reiterates its condemnation of all forms and manner of terrorism and from whichever quarter,” he said. The new deputy minister said South Africa would continue to support the actions taken by the African Union (AU) in support of Nigeria and other countries where the actions of armed groupings affected the lives of innocent people and impeded development.Concerns over media freedom in Egypt Regarding to Egypt, Landers welcomed the decision of the 15-member council AU Peace and Security Council to restore Egypt’s status in the continental body. Egypt’s participation in the AU was suspended last July following the removal of elected president Mohamed Morsi by the army in response to mass protests over his turbulent one year of rule. Former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn into office in early June after his landslide victory in a presidential election held in late May. Landers said South Africa stood ready to assist the government and people of Egypt as they sought to rebuild their country in accordance with the aspirations of the Egyptian people. At the same time, he said, South Africa was deeply concern over the increased suppression of media freedom and freedom of expression, after an Egyptian court gave three Al-Jazeera journalists jail sentences ranging from seven to 10 years over charges of aiding the currently blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. “We will continue engaging with the authorities in that country through available diplomatic channels on this and other matters,” Landers said.Concerns over media freedom in Egypt Landers also noted with regret the latest developments regarding three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and subsequently found murdered, and the reactions from both Israel and Palestine. He called on all parties involved to exercise restraint, including a halt to the collective punishment of Palestinians. “South Africa furthermore urges both the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to cooperate and find an amicable solution. “South Africa believes that this unfortunate event should not be used from whatever quarter to cast aspersions on the legitimate existence of the Unity Government in Palestine, whose advent has been wholly welcomed by the members of the international community.” SAnews.gov.za-Xinhua
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Just as the weather is not doing any favors for farmers wanting to get their 2018 corn and soybean crop in, silage harvest is lagging in Ohio. In his very first corn silage Cab Cam, presented by Fennig Equipment, Ty hops in with Derrick Regula and Brendon Miller with Sugarcreek Harvesting in Licking County to see how things have gone with silage this year and what a delayed finish means for quality.
“Nad Podkovou” GCXEWR hides in the hills of the Czech Republic. “Nad Podkovou” translates from Czech to English as “Above the Horseshoe.” The cache takes adventurers above a horseshoe in the Vltava River. It’s the longest river in the Czech Republic.Near geocache GCXEWRA view down riverA. da Mek placed the difficulty three, terrain three geocache in July of 2006. Geocachers hike to a path 500 feet (160 meters) above the river. The cache is just off the path, allowing geocachers to avoid scrambling around the dangerous cliffs. More than 120 geocachers have logged a smiley on the cache.Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedUnderground — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 7, 2018In “Community””Taj” GC1A91Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 17, 2010January 17, 2011In “Community””Stadt im Wald” GC17K3A GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 6, 2011June 6, 2011In “Community”
The advent of social content sites like Digg and Reddit are an important trend on the internet. and it’s in early alpha — but sort of works. If you’re a business geek, we’d love for you to check it out. If nothing else, we think you’ll find some great content of interest there. If you’re curious about what would motivate us to do such a thing, you can read the of these niche-topic social content sites — just like there are millions of blogs today. Traditionally, there have been relatively few television stations that carry a wide variety of un-segmented content. Recently there have been some new entries into the space, some of which are going general purpose with sub-categories and others of which are going into narrow segments. It is interesting to note the historical differences in the industrial structure in the tv/cable industry versus the magazine/newspaper industry. Originally published Apr 12, 2007 3:44:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 millions What do you think the industrial structure of social bookmarking sites will look like in five years? Wired So, what does this mean to you? Along the specialization/segmentation spectrum, I am predicting that the industry will look a lot more like the magazine/publishing industry than the tv/cable industry. We are currently at the beginning of the social content industry and there are a handful of players including Digg, Reddit, Youtube, del.icio.us, Netscape, etc that make up its industrial structure. that just focus on the tech crowd. This difference in industrial structure makes a lot of sense because the barrier to entry to create content Do you agree with me? The barrier to entry for new sites is going to get low relatively quickly. your For example, there are local newspapers like the For example, ABC carries news, sports, soap operas, movies, etc. make a market for advertisers has traditionally been far higher in the tv/cable industry than in the magazine/newspaper industry. DailyHub.com The advertising platforms like Google’s AdSense will get better and hopefully start leveraging user data in addition to page data. The bottom line is I think that any “market” with a critical mass of readers (fly fishers, IT security professionals, comedy) will ultimately have it’s own social content site populated with zealous users. In the future, I think there will be I have a few thoughts on how this trend will develop over time and how it could impact I suspect these trade rags will either have to transform their models or they will be disrupted by a bunch of market participants who were looking to collaborate in new ways. As a small experiment, we’ve launched a niche-market social content site focused on business geeks (basically geeks that are passionate about business issues like marketing and strategy, much like technology geeks are passionate about technology). The site is called On the other hand, there have been a relatively high number of newspapers and magazines that carry narrowly segmented content. Will they be uber-sites with catagories or highly segmented like I predict? DailyHub Manifesto In your industry, you likely already have trade rags (i.e. The CAD Report). business. from my home town and magazines such as the . The likelihood of sites like digg being able to make hay with their subcategories is relatively low as the home page will scare off new users outside their core. Meanwhile, if you have thoughts on the whole concept of niche-market social content sites, please leave a comment. We’re very interested in hearing what you have to say. and Will independent companies get set up around these things or will the trade rags figure out how to leverage the community to create value for the readers and advertisers? Daily Transcript But first, I need to put it into a little bit of context. If you think you are in a market that fits this type of profile, it might make sense for you to join with some other folks and start your own social content collaboration site. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
2) Effect of relevance of Ad Title on click through rate. This is one where I firmly believe that if you have the same keywords from the search in your page title that the click through rate will be higher. Google is even biased that way since they bold your search terms in the results. But, good data is always great and I am curious about the exact amount of this effect and 5) Use of content in marketing. How can you best use content in marketing, and how does the use of content affect people’s perception of your brand and their response rates to your campaigns? People are trying to avoid marketing more and more, but perhaps there are ways to use content in a smart fashion to overcome this problem? 1) Effect of the length of the URL on click through rate. In organic search results, Google and other search engines display the URL to the page that the result is from, so if it is a deep page on your site, the URL may be long and complicated. I know someone who has a PhD but will only click on results that have a very short and clean URL, preferably a homepage. I have not seen any research on this topic so I really look forward to hearing about it. If the effect is strong, many people will have to think about completely rebuilding their website structures and changing their content management system, and think about their PPC ads as well. 3) Relevance of ad vs. position. If an ad is more relevant, but further down the page, will you still get more clicks. Do people only look at the top ads and totally skip the ones at the bottom, even if they are actually the information they want? This has a lot of implications for bidding strategies, so again, I am looking forward to the results. Like most B2B marketing folks, I am a big fan of Marketing Sherpa. I read many of their case studies, and nearly all of their research reports. This year I am going to attend my first Marketing Sherpa event, the B2B Demand Generation Summit in Boston on October 15-16. (There is also an event in San Francisco on October 29-30). If you have not registered for one of the events, but want to learn more, view the agenda from the B2B Demand Generation Summits. There is also a $200 early bird discount if you register before August 24. 4) Changes in paid search because of big companies. As larger companies start doing more paid search, what happens to the majority of us who are small businesses? Typically large companies have big budgets and can also afford and justify some “branding” spend (which basically means they can talk themselves into bidding higher and accepting lower click through rates). This means the rest of us have to pay more and more for our clicks (another reason I think SEO is so important). What is the status of this trend and what is coming in the future? First, they will be discussing their newest report on search marketing including eyetracking specifically for a B2B audience. This report is scheduled to be released in September, so it will be very fresh and timely. Topics 1-3 below are things from that report that they will highlight at the conference. Topics 4-5 are other areas of interest that they expect to cover at the event, but are not in the research report. I had a chance to speak with Stefan Tornquist, Research Director from Marketing Sherpa (for some reason people return your calls if you tell them you write for a marketing blog). Stefan gave me a little preview of what attendees can expect from the event and what will be covered, and I thought I would share that with the Small Business Hub readers in case any of you are thinking about attending the event. If you will be attending the Boston event andwould like to meet up, leave a comment below and I’ll buy you a cup of coffee and we can chat. Originally published Aug 21, 2007 10:29:00 AM, updated October 01 2019 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack