Robert Griffin lll Tweets Hes Cleared to Play Football

Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared. To God Be The Glory http://t.co/GxYMw8Cs57— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013 Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared Thursday by his surgeon to play when the regular season opens on Sept. 9. However, coach Mike Shanahan was cautious when telling reporters the good news.”There’s a couple of concerns that he has,” Shanahan said to reporters. ”I’ll talk to Robert over the weekend, and I’ll let you guys know on Monday.”Griffin wasn’t available for questioning on the matter, but the team is expecting him to start against the Philadelphia Eagles.“That’s just the type of player Robert is, just his will and determination to be back on that field,” said teammate Alfred Morris. “I’m not surprised, and I’m looking forward to him coming out and having a good game.”The 2012 Offensive Rookie of The Year participated in the coin toss, but watched the preseason game 30-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the sideline. At the conclusion of the game Griffin tweeted, “Operation Patience complete: Cleared” read more

Siewert says Huddersfield cannot compete with Chelsea

first_imgHuddersfield Town is in the last place of the English Premier League table and couldn’t even compete with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Huddersfield Town is dead-last in the English Premier League table with only 11 points after 25 matches.The team has only won twice, drawing five times and losing in 18 games.They are candidates to get demoted into the English Championship at the end of the 2018-2019 season.And after they were defeated 5-0 by giants Chelsea today, Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert says his team cannot compete.“We tried everything to beat them but they showed they are also very hungry because of their defeat against Bournemouth,” he told Sky Sports after today’s 5-0 defeat.“We missed several moments when we could have shot.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s possible to threaten but you have to shoot. Sometimes the ball goes for a corner or goes to goal, which is the important thing,” he commented.“It was a very bad moment for us. We had some chances before and then maybe we could have equalized before half-time and I’m not sure if it was a penalty.”“We have to work as intensely as possible and for my game, you need the right shape for that,” Siewert added.“To be intense and defend at the front is the most important thing. We have to work hard and continue.”“It’s definitely a test of character. Our fans were fantastic and we have to show that we are willing to win games,” the manager concluded.The team doesn’t have it easy.The next Saturday they will host Arsenal, only to visit Newcastle United and then receive the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers.last_img read more

Software Developer Targets Publishers with Platform for SelfSelecting Content

first_imgA digital publisher is using a software platform it developed to create publications on-demand similar to Time Inc.’s Mine project, but is completely digital and more targeted.Sequence Partners‘ Sequence Micro Addressable Readership Targeting system allows readers to select information from a publication’s library of content for personal delivery in either printed or e-mailed PDF format. According to Sequence founding partner Charles Benaiah, the SMART platform conversely allows publishers to align advertising to editorial and audience, and then to monetize that content.“SMART also removes wasted audience vis-à-vis advertisers from the circulation to reduce production and postage expenditures,” Benaiah told FOLIO:. “Publishers can charge premium CPMs and reduce costs to increase margin.”Sequence began developing the proprietary SMART software in May 2008 and rolled out the 1.0 version in January 2009. The firm launched the 2.0 version this fall, which is ready for third party publishing licenses. How It WorksBenaiah said SMART isn’t based on “off-the-shelf technology.” The data-driven service aligns editorial, reader interests and advertising by creating a database of keywords/names/topics that, when entered by a user (triggers the insertion of relevant advertising) Advertisers can pre-select content for which they decide their product sponsorship is most relevant.  “Our development team spent 1-1/2 years building and it contains many thousands of lines of code,” he said. “The software program concurrently collects user/reader information and statistics, not least of which is a real-time feature that allows advertisers to see who has ordered content in which its ad was inserted and, based on a per-unit price of $X per user (mailed or PDF), the advertiser can know precisely how much of its allocated budget has been exhausted at any given time—much like a pre-paid calling card.”Licensees can then decide whether to continue publishing a traditional publication or switch completely to the SMART system. (Publishers using SMART can continue to produce original content.) Sequence initially launched SMART in the pharmaceutical vertical with clients including companies like Novartis and the Journal of Medicine, which transitioned to the 1.0 version of the system in early 2009. Most recently, U.S. Healthcare Communications moved its two medical journals—The American Journal of Hematology/Oncology and Oncology Nursing News—to the SMART system. According to David Meir, managing director of U.S. Healthcare Communications owner Gladstone Capital Corporation, “conventional, linear publishing is no longer the best approach for AJHO and OHN” and that its readers and advertisers “will each benefit” from SMART’s content selection and distribution capabilities.Branching Out to Other MarketsBenaiah said Sequence is in discussions with several other traditional publishers—mostly trade, although SMART also has a consumer publication application. It also has been working with non-traditional publishers like trade organizations and universities that “see SMART 2.0 as a way to enhance marketing and communications to their constituencies,” he said. “By customizing and targeting, we can vastly improve the quality and relevance of a publication for most clients. And by having advertising pre-sold and ready for insertion, as applicable, to specific individuals or linked to specific content, the books go out at a guaranteed profit.”While he declined to offer specific dollar amounts, Benaiah said larger publishers pay for and is granted a license to the SMART software, which is delivered and supported on its server. Smaller publishers have the option of turning over operations on an outsourced, turnkey basis hosted by Sequence. That revenue model, according to Benaiah, includes a profit-sharing element in addition to the licensing fee.last_img read more

Prime Day smackdown 25 Echo Dot vs 25 Google Home Mini

first_img$25 buys you one of these. Which one should you choose? Amazon and Google It’s not even Prime Day yet (that happens Monday, as you’ve undoubtedly heard), but two of the biggest rivals in smart-home technology are already on sale — at prices that match their all-time lows and probably won’t be seen again until Black Friday. The question: If you’ve got some spare cash to spend on a smart speaker, which one should you get?First, the contenders. Amazon already has a handful of pre-Prime Day deals up and running, including the Echo Dot (3rd-generation) for $24.99.See it at AmazonMeanwhile, Walmart has a whole bunch of Google Home and Nest products on sale, including the Google Home Mini for $25.See it at WalmartThese two hockey pucks normally sell for $50, so they’re both 50% off — making this a win-win scenario in my book. That said, if you don’t already have a smart speaker (and you’re not freaked out by the idea that humans might be listening to your queries), is there a clear winner between these two?Here’s my take: If you own an Android phone, meaning you’re already acquainted with and accustomed to “OK Google”-ing, the Google Home Mini will fit your lifestyle better than an Echo Dot. The former is also the better-sounding of the two, at least according to CNET’s Google Home Mini review.However, the Echo Dot is probably the more versatile of the two products, with a larger selection of skills and compatible voice-controlled devices. It also has more intuitive touch controls and a line-out jack for connecting external speakers. On the other hand, it’s the more reserved-looking of the two, with rather drab black, white and gray color choices. The Mini, at least, has a few pastels on the menu. Read CNET’s Echo Dot review to learn more.Whichever model you choose, you’ll probably want to add an external speaker. (Both support Bluetooth connectivity.) Because while they may sound good enough for your den or nightstand, let’s be honest: These are small speakers. For big sound, you’ll need to help them out. These are our picks for the best Bluetooth speakers of 2019.What do you think? If I handed you $25 right now, which smart speaker would you buy — and why? Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound bar $49 CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Amazon Echo Dot Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Best Buy Amazon Bluetooth Google Mini Review • Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: Alexa’s best Dot yet plays defense Now playing: Watch this: $29 Tags Amazon Prime Day The Cheapskate CNET may get a commission from retail offers. How to decide on a smart speaker See It $49center_img News • Amazon Echo Dot deal: 3 for $70 Comments Mentioned Above Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation, Charcoal) Preview • Amazon’s third Echo Dot takes a few cues from the Google Home Mini Smart Speakers & Displays 1:08 See It Share your voice Adorama $29 See it See also Crutchfield See It 5last_img read more

Truck overturns in Gopalganj 3 killed

first_imgRoad Accident logoThree labourers were killed and 10 others injured as a truck overturned on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Gopalganj’s Pathalia area in Sadar upazila on Monday morning, reports UNB.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.The accident took place when the driver lost control over the steering, leaving two people dead on the spot and 11 others injured, said Golam Faruk, officer-in-charge of Gopalganj sadar police station.Among the injured, one died on the way to hospital.last_img read more

Indonesia votes in its biggestever election

first_imgA man casts his ballot at a pooling center during the presidential election in Kuta on Indonesia`s resort island of Bali on 17 April 2019. Indonesia kicked off one of the world`s biggest one-day elections, pitting president Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to lead the Muslim-majority nation. Photo: AFPIndonesia kicked off one of the world’s biggest one-day elections Wednesday, pitting president Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to lead the Muslim-majority nation.More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot as polls opened shortly after 7:00am local time (2200 GMT Tuesday) in restive Papua. The vote is slated to end at 1:00pm (0600 GMT) in Sumatra at the other end of the volcano-dotted archipelago.Some voters went to their local mosque before casting ballots, as the daily call to prayer sounded across a nation that is nearly 90 percent Muslim.A record 245,000 candidates are running for public office, from the presidency and parliamentary seats to local positions — the first time all are being held on the same day.Opinion polls show Widodo, 57, is a clear favourite — but he faces a tough challenge from Subianto, 67, who has leaned on a fiery nationalist ticket and warned he will challenge the results over voter-list irregularities if he loses.Subianto narrowly lost to Widodo in 2014 elections, and unsuccessfully challenged those results.Voters will flock to more than 800,000 polling stations where they’ll punch holes in ballots — to make clear their candidate choice — and then dip a finger in Muslim-approved halal ink, a measure to prevent double-voting in a graft-riddled country where ballot-buying is rife.The polls present a huge logistical challenge in a country stretching 4,800 kilometres across more than 17,000 islands with a population of more than 260 million, including hundreds of ethnic groups and languages.Officials were moving cardboard ballot boxes by motorbikes, boats and planes — as well as elephants and horses — to reach mountaintop villages and communities deep in the jungle.A series of so-called “quick counts” are expected to give a reliable indication of the presidential winner later Wednesday. Official results are not expected until May.’Indonesia First’The poll has been punctuated by bitter mudslinging and a slew of fake news online that threatens to sway millions of undecided voters.Widodo has campaigned on his ambitious drive to build much-needed roads, airports and other infrastructure across Southeast Asia’s largest economy.But his rights record has been criticised owing to an uptick in discriminatory attacks on religious and other minorities, including a small LGBT community, as Islamic hardliners become more vocal in public life.His choice of conservative cleric Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate has also raised fears about the future of Indonesia’s reputation for moderate Islam.Raised in a bamboo shack in a riverside slum, the soft-spoken Widodo stands in stark contrast to Subianto, whose strongman image is underscored by a penchant for slamming lecterns as he accuses Jakarta of selling the country off to foreign interests.Subianto — joined by running mate Sandiaga Uno, a 49-year-old wealthy financier — has courted Islamic hardliners, promised a boost to military and defence spending and, taking a page from US president Donald Trump, vowed to put “Indonesia first” by reviewing billions of dollars in Chinese investment.Subianto’s long-held presidential ambitions have been dogged by strong ties to the Suharto dictatorship, which collapsed two decades ago, and a chequered past.He ordered the abduction of democracy activists as the authoritarian regime collapsed in 1998, and was accused of committing atrocities in East Timor.last_img