Giants veteran Jeff Samardzija uses milestone to speak up for younger teammates

first_imgCHICAGO — The Giants’ celebration honoring pitcher Jeff Samardzija was small, subdued and rather familiar for a team loaded with tenured veteran players.Samardzija is concerned that won’t be the case much longer.The veteran pitcher reached 10 years of major league service time over the weekend, an accomplishment he “couldn’t even imagine,” during his first spring training.It’s an achievement three of Samardzija’s teammates –Evan Longoria, Pablo Sandoval and Johnny Cueto– have already …last_img

AJ Baltes, June 8

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest They are calling for an inch or more of rain this weekend. We finished planting corn on June 3 and we are waiting on some dry ground so we can finish planting beans. We have about 200 acres left. If we could just get a dry two or three days we could be done. We had to replant 80 acres of the first beans we planted but everything else is coming out pretty well. It is all up other than this last field we planted.We didn’t spray anything until after we planted, so the fields that aren’t planted still have cover crops growing in them. If for some reason we don’t get planted, we’ll at least have a cover crop growing there the rest of the summer to keep the weeds down. They are about waist high right now. We’ll go out and plant it and then spray it. That seems to have worked so far. It is barley, annual ryegrass and some clover. We can get out into the fields when they are a little wetter because they are pulling up the moisture. We have baled some of it, but there is not much of a market for that around here so we don’t bale much more than what we can use.I am doing some custom wrapping for a neighbor this morning. All of the hay that has been coming off has been chopped or wet wrapped and we’re lucky to even get that in between rains.This week we had four days without any rain. Last weekend we got a half-inch at home and west of us we got a tenth and to the east they got three-quarters of an inch.I haven’t noticed anyone sidedressing around here yet. Guys are getting ready if they had early planted corn, but there is not much early planted corn around here. Over in western Ohio guys are finishing up with sidedressing and around here we are still trying to plant.Most of the wheat around here looks pretty good. I know there were guys spraying fungicide earlier. We didn’t spray but it looks pretty nice. We’ll see what the quality is like. The heads are filling well but it looks pretty short this year so there may not be much straw to bale.Next week it is supposed to warm up into the 80s and they are calling for more rain. Hopefully we get a dry stretch so we can finish planting.last_img read more

Mozilla Bringing Firefox to the iPhone With “Get Up and Go” Browsing

first_imgRelated Posts “Firefox Home for iPhone is part of a broader Mozilla effort to provide a more personal Web experience with more user control,” the company said in a blog post Wednesday night. “For devices or platforms where we’re unable to provide the ‘full’ Firefox browser (either technically or due to policy), we aim to provide users with ‘on the go’ instant access to their personal Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs on their iPhones, giving them another reason to keep loving Firefox on their desktops.”Fans of Firefox with iPhones may be disappointed they aren’t getting a full browser on their device like Android, Windows Mobile and Maemo users, but this app is still pretty useful due to the over-the-air syncing. The inability to browse at will may turn some off, and it remains to be seen how well the Firefox Sync technology works, but this could be an interesting spin on mobile browsing from Mozilla. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … chris cameron Tags:#mobile#web Mozilla is following in Opera’s footsteps by porting an AppStore-friendly version of its browser over to the iPhone with an free app called Firefox Home. Due to Apple’s restrictions the app will not offer a full-fledged browser experience, and thus you will not be able to simply navigate to any website. Instead, users will be able to sync their browsing history, bookmarks and open tabs onto their iPhone using Mozilla’s encrypted Firefox Sync technology.As shown in an early demo video embedded below, users will be able to search their history, browse their bookmarks or load the tabs they left open on their desktop – all with the handy Awesome Bar functionality that allows for minimal typing. Mozilla says this is useful for “get up and go” situations, such as pulling up a ticket confirmation at the airport, or remembering directions to a restaurant you looked up on your desktop. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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first_imgInterested in staying up-to-date on the latest Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) professional development webinars and Military Caregiving educational opportunities? Subscribe to our monthly MFLN – Military Caregiving eNewsletter for more information on the learning network and concentration area. This monthly email newsletter provides professionals and military families with upcoming events as it relates to professional development opportunities and caregiver articles on health and wellness for your wounded service members.The eNewsletter also offers subscribers social media outlets to connect to our Military Caregiving channels such as, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.As previously mentioned, the eNewsletter is sent once a month to subscribers so as to not overload your inbox. However if at any time you want to unsubscribe, the system allows for an option to unsubscribe from the list serve.Subscribe, share, and get connected with us by going to: http://eepurl.com/-bKejlast_img read more

Sardar Sarovar-hit families battle food crisis

first_imgAn unusual bustle takes over Hiralal Solanki’s boxy shelter every morning. He possesses two assets that are scarce at the relief camp: a gas cylinder and a stove. With food supply cut, the Sardar Sarovar project-affected families fall back on munificent neighbours to help them tide over the shortage. The other option? Stock firewood and survive on PDS (public distribution system) rice cooked on earthern stoves. “If we don’t help our brothers during times like this, when else will we? It’s a matter of survival. Supporting each other is the need of the hour,” said Mr. Solanki, 23, cooped-up with two younger brothers and a sister-in-law, and a dusty stack of household items, in a tin shed in Nisarpur in the Dhar district. At Kotda village, now under water, he left behind two shops and a hut. Fending for themselvesWith the cessation of food supply at 26 camps set up in Dhar, Barwani and Alirajpur districts on October 31, around 3,000 families, awaiting rehabilitation or settlement of claims, have been left to fend for themselves. As the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat was filled over months to its brim of 138.68 metres on September 17, the swelling backwaters of the Narmada submerged 178 villages in Madhya Pradesh, displacing hundreds. “According to the work plan, the provision of food was only until October 31. Oustees are now going about their work and making their own food arrangements,” said Pawan Kumar Sharma, Commissioner, the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA). “For now, there is no plan to extend the contract for the provision of food.”However, he added, provision of medical facilities, electricity and water would continue at the camps.‘No evictions’Dispelling palpable fear among the families of eviction from the camps, set up in 2017 after a Supreme Court order, with a possible expiry of its contract too, Mr. Sharma said, “The camps are the property of the NVDA, so there is no question of a contract with a third party.”Offering families a reassurance against eviction, local Congress activist Nikhilesh Rane, residing at the camp, said the Minister for Narmada Valley Development Surendra Singh Baghel had promised them no one would be evicted. As for the district administrations making alternative food arrangements, Dhar District Collector Srikanth Banoth said, “It’s for the NVDA to decide on the provision of amenities at its camps. Earlier, the contract for food supply was until October 15, which was later extended to October 31. Unless the department sanctions the supply, we can’t do anything about it.” Moreover, the camps were temporary in nature and meant to facilitate only “transition” for eligible families from affected villages to sites of rehabilitation, said Additional Chief Secretary M. Gopal Reddy.Settling claims“We want to settle claims of each eligible family as early as possible. We have undertaken a survey of riverine patches cut-off from the mainland to assess the feasibility of sustaining settlements there versus resettlement,” he said. Mr. Sharma said that profiling of families at camps was under way. “We’re sorting out rights and claims of the affected families so that they get their due. We have settled most of the claims already.”Meanwhile, Mahendra Tomar, member of the Narmada Bachao Andolan said the provision of amenities essential for survival couldn’t be discontinued at the camps. “The Supreme Court in an interim order has ruled that until the complete rehabilitation of families, relief work should continue,” he said.last_img read more

Morales gains early lead in Ronda

first_imgMOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Oranza came in second with 1:11:09, three seconds behind Moraes’ time heading into Sunday’s 155.4 km Vigan-Pagudpud Stage 2.Oconer, Benosa and Carcueva took up the third to fifth spots with times of 1:11:17, 1:11:18 and 1:11:22, respectively.Rounding out the top 10 were Team Franzia’s Leonel Dimaano (1:12:45), Navy-Standard’s Junrey Navarra (1:12:45), Go for Gold Developmental team’s Ismael Grospe, Jr. (1:12:45), Navy’s Rudy Roque (1:12:52) and Bike Xtreme’s James Ferfas (1:12:52).ADVERTISEMENT The 32-year-old Moraes emerged as the early leader after gaining a 15-second bonus for topping the pair of intermediate sprints and finishing second in the stage.“It’s always nice to start the race on top,” said Morales in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe also ruled the same stage when he won his second crown last year. Alvin Benosa of Army-Bicycology, George Oconer of Go for Gold also had similar time in the 40-kilometer route highlighted by the cobblestone street of Calle Crisologo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJan Paul Morales of Navy-Standard zoomed toward the overall lead at the start of the Ronda Pilipinas 2018 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.Morales, who is eyeing a record third Ronda crown, clocked the same time as three other riders including Stage 1 winner and teammate Ronald Oranza with one hour, 11 minutes and 22 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Klisura not keen on resetting PSL record, focused on winning Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving View commentslast_img read more

Kobe Paras stars for PH in Day 2 of Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgParas, along with teammates Kiefer Ravena, JR Quiñahan and Jeron Teng hope to bounce back against No. 2 Slovenia early Wednesday morning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Paras flashed a complete offensive game and had several highlights as well, including a pair of nifty behind the back moves on his way to the bucket.The versatile forward, however, was slowed down by France in the second game where he only scored three points. The Philippines lost, 22-11.READ: Host France whips Philippines in Fiba 3×3 World CupADVERTISEMENT View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Kobe Paras put on a show in his first two games for the Philippines in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France.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 Games LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celiz, Mangahas lead Zark’s to its 1st win in PBA D-Leaguecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 19-year-old Paras, one of the youngest players in the tournament, but showed he can hang with the big boys.The 6-foot-6 Paras led the 18th seed Philippines to a 21-15 upset of No. 7 Romania in the opening game with 12 points, most of which came during a 9-2 run inside the last two minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Paras, Ravena lead PH over Romania in Fiba 3×3 World Cup opener Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

Best Marketing Practices? Think “Blog,” “Website” and “SEO”

first_imgWhat are the best and worst marketing programs businesses have performed in the past year to drive sales leads? For our “State of Inbound Marketing”  report, we asked respondents for their top best and worst marketing programs they’ve done to drive leads and sales over the past year. Represented below are their answers in a word cloud, which we created with a very cool tool called Wordle.  The word cloud sizes words based on how often they are referenced in a given set of information.The first word cloud represents the best marketing efforts of the past year, respondents frequently cited “blogs,” “SEO,” “websites,” “campaigns” and “social media” in their answers.The second word cloud represents the worst marketing practices in the past year.  The biggest words here are “direct mail,” “trade shows,” “email,” and “telemarketing.” There’s a lot of content overlap between both of the clouds, but looking at the largest words on each really drives home the big picture.Inbound Marketing Kit Learn more about inbound marketing and how to combine blogging, SEO and social media for results. Download our inbound marketing kit.   SEO Topics: Originally published Feb 3, 2009 8:17:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Stories of the Week: Get the Ball Rolling

first_img Why Blogging is Like the Wizard of Oz… social media engagement Always have a plan. 3.  5. Present: InboundMarketing.com Jennifer’s guest post on Brian Solis’ blog discusses how the true experts out there can differentiate themselves from the wannabes and prove themselves worthy, specifically by offering proof of experience and demonstrated results (e.g. case studies), demonstrating business leadership (not necessarily thought leadership) and making themselves visible online through promotion and personal branding.  get the ball rolling If you make an offer, you better have something worth offering, and it better be awesome. Originally published Oct 9, 2009 7:00:00 AM, updated July 18 2013 that maybe their five-star rating system isn’t really the best way to vote on videos. Starting Your Social Media Case ChrisBrogan.com to learn how to get your company started with social media. TechCrunch MG Siegler describe a “try before you buy” pilot that tests these methods find a case study that matches the organization’s interests on Outline Problogger Photo by Jonny Keelty Lesson: As with any other new initiative, making your boss or organization believe that the company would benefit from Lucky for you, in this week’s top inbound marketing story on Wired, , Chris Brogan offers a nice little outlined plan to help you Social Media Consultants: A Call to Action Starting to feel slightly overwhelmed by the number of tweeps you’re following?  (The average Twitter user follows 100.)  Looks like Twitter is finally coming out with a tool to help get you organized.  lists are definitely a much needed and natural enhancement.   Do your homework: YouTube’s recent revelation Do you consider yourself a ‘social media consultant’?  If so, you’re one of the many out there.  So if you’re actually legit, how do you separate yourself from all the so-called fakers out there?  Social media guru Chris Brogan explains how to demonstrate the value of social media marketing. may take some convincing.  Author: 1. YouTube Comes to a 5-Star Realization: Its Ratings are Useless : highlight the main goal, approach, resources/tools required, cost, etc. Taming Twitter Overload: ‘Lists’ to the Rescue Using an incredibly interesting Dorothy-Wizard of Oz analogy, Kelly’s post introduces the idea of the Red Shoes Blogger, which she admittedly made up.  …  Author: Lesson: of Lesson: Author: map out what people are saying about you, your competitors, the space, and where they are  John C Abell 4.  Lesson: on Stay aware of new features and tools to help manage Web information overload. Suggest: Download the free webinar comments on PR 2.0 Research: With most ratings coming in at either a five (best) or a one (worst), it looks as though votes are only representative of viewers who absolutely love or hate videos.  YouTube’s proposed solution, a thumbs up/thumbs down voting system, may make a better solution.  Jennifer Leggio organize a brief meeting for management to listen to these parts before they provide feedback Twitter is currently trying out a way to sub-categorize the people you follow into lists to help you systematically organize and recommend feeds you follow.  While right now the new feature is being tested by a select few, it is expected to be be rolled out to the public relatively soon.  As put by Author: Kelly’s Red Shoes Blogger isn’t someone who pulls out all the stops promoting some measly little piece of content that no one cares about and has no message.  No.  A Red Shoes Blogger has a mission, something to offer.  Kelly’s post encourages us, (as content creators, bloggers, what have you) to avoid turn-key blogging and execution unsparked by ideas by creating remarkable content. “Please.” of Wired.com Author: Crowdsourcing tactics may need modification. Use results and experience to legitimize your personal brand. Lesson: TechCrunch Kelly Diels Crowdsourcing has become a common problem solving tactic by many, but does it always work?  This article published by on Webinar: How to Sell Social Media to Your Boss Chris Brogan Chris Brogan’s plan to convince your boss to consider social media includes five simple steps: 2.  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Steve Jobs’ Influence on HubSpot

first_img Originally published Oct 6, 2011 5:41:00 AM, updated October 01 2019 When we first started HubSpot 5 years ago, we were greatly influenced by the iPod, which was really hitting its stride back then. There were a lot of other MP3 players already on the market before the iPod was released, and none of them got any market traction. So why did the iPod take off? Well, we reasoned that it was because it was more “simple and integrated” than any of the other MP3 players at the time. We used to joke that you needed a degree from MIT to figure out how to get an MP3 player configured correctly and get music on it.  The genius behind the iPod was not just that the device was simpler, but it was also how the device worked with the application (iTunes) and the content (music). The end-to-end experience was so easy that mere mortals like me were able to figure out how to carry 1,000 songs around in our pockets. By making that integration work so simply, they were able to get non-consumers to start buying what was previously thought to be pretty complicated stuff only usable by geeks. Okay, so what’s this got to do with HubSpot? Well, we feel like the internet marketing industry looks a lot like the MP3 industry did. There are lots of very good point solutions on the market (Google Analytics, SEOMoz, TweetDeck, WordPress, Drupal, Marketo, etc.), and if you are a geek, you can figure out how to use some of them and maybe even try to figure out how to get one or two of them to talk to each other. But for the rest of us mere mortals, that’s a daunting task, so we are essentially non-consumers or barely-consumers. In copying the iPod PLUS iTunes PLUS the music, HubSpot built an internet marketing “system” from the ground up that included an application (SEO + social media + blogging + CMS + analytics + email + lead nurturing + etc.) PLUS hand-holding from an internet marketing consultant PLUS content/services from our services marketplace PLUS 3rd party applications from our application marketplace — all in one integrated (1+1=3) system. Inspired by the iPod, the idea behind all of this is to make internet marketing easy enough to get mere mortal marketers to look like black belt ninjas without having to be geeks.So how about you?  Are you following Steve’s playbook and trying to get non-consumers to buy your products, or are you engaged in a death march trying to replace competitors’ products? Is there a way you can win by simplifying your product and integrating it together with adjacent products into one easy experience like Apple? What would Steve Jobs have done if he were CEO of your company?———————-I’ll close with a hearty thank you to you, Steve Jobs. Your inspiration has helped us build a thriving enterprise with about 300 people and 5,000 customers. I love your products, envy your taste, and admire the way you lived your short life. May you rest in peace.- Brian Halligan Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more