Brendan Rodgers has denied rumours linking him with an exit as Celtic manager following his comments that fans should be “worried”.The Hoops’ manager made the remark following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock – a result that left the Scottish champions sixth in the SPL and confirmed their worst start to a league season for 20 years.Rodgers has now clarified his comments in response to increasing speculation about a possible departure and insists he has no intention of leaving Glasgow. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! He said: “For me, I only gave that notion of them being alarmed purely because of how we’ve started the season and there should be nothing more than that.”The only message I can give them is that I am absolutely privileged to be here. I want to continue to be here.”Celtic have won just three of their opening six matches in the league this season, and preceded defeat to Killie with a scoreless draw away at Oran Kearney’s St.Mirren.Rodgers also addressed his side’s failure to make the group stage of the Champions League, and has urged his players to show their character.“Yes, we haven’t had the start. Yes, we haven’t had the Champions League qualification, but I still love my work here, love the challenges here.”This is our little period where it hasn’t gone well and this is where you show what you’re like as a team and how you respond as a manager and players.”Last weekend’s surprise defeat, their second in the league this campaign, gave unbeaten league leaders Hearts the opportunity to open up a five-point gap at the summit of the table, and a six-point lead over Rodgers’ side.The Hoops take on Aberdeen at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon in the SPL.Prior to that match, the champions face a trip to St Johnstone on Wednesday night for a place in the Scottish League Cup semi-final. Celtic won the trophy last season, beating ten-man Motherwell 2-0 courtesy of goals from James Forrest and Moussa Dembele.
Sri Lanka are keen to visit Pakistan in September, potentially becoming the first high-profile team to tour the country which has played most of its home international matches in the United Arab Emirates in the last eight years due to security situation.Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Sri Lankan players in Lahore in 2009, wounding six players, and killing six security staff and two civilians.Pakistan have since been largely starved of international cricket, apart from a short visit by Zimbabwe in 2015.Their full series against Sri Lanka in the UAE may see the return of international cricket on home soil.”I am keen to take my team to Pakistan,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala said at the Asian Cricket Council’s annual general meeting in Colombo.”We have had our security experts visit and make an assessment, and things look positive with things improving all over the country and especially Lahore being cleared.”We have three T20 games coming up against Pakistan in September and we would like to play at least one of those games in Lahore.”The International Cricket Council also wants to support the tour of a World XI to Pakistan next month, subject to security clearance, for a three-match T20 series to help revive international cricket in the country.Sumathipala called for support for Pakistan from the Asian neighbours.”I call upon each one of you as members to play your role and give Pakistan the security of your support,” he added.”There is always risk – there were two attacks in London during the Champions Trophy – but cricket continued under the security assurances of the ICC, so likewise we too must be as accommodating and understanding as possible with our members and extend our fullest support to them as the cricketing family of Asia.”advertisement
MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray’s misery at Melbourne Park.Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final Feb. 1, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic in 2011 and 2013 and to Roger Federer in 2010.The No. 1-ranked Djokovic, meanwhile, is a perfect 5-for-5 in Australian Open finals.Djokovic swung momentum in a close match with a service break in the eighth game of the third set, winning four straight points. When he took a 4-0 lead in the last set, he smacked his fist hard against his chest in celebration.At the end of the match, Djokovic threw his racket into the crowd at Rod Laver Arena.Roy Emerson, the only other man with five or more Australian titles, was in the crowd and Djokovic acknowledged the presence of the six-time champion.“I’m so grateful to be standing here as a champion for the fifth time, and to be in the elite group of players — Roy Emerson, Rod Laver and all the legends of our sport,” Djokovic said.Murray sat slumped over in his chair after the match, awaiting the presentations, and once again received the runner-up plate instead of the trophy.“It’s been my most consistent Grand Slam of my career. I haven’t been quite able to win, but the support I’ve received here has been amazing,” Murray said. “I’ll try and come back next year and hopefully have a slightly different outcome in the final.”Murray said he had chances to win the match.“Obviously I had opportunities in the first three sets,” Murray said. “In the fourth set, I mean, he was just ripping everything. Returns he was hitting on the baseline. Once he got up a break, he just loosened up and was just going for his shots. I couldn’t recover.“Novak has won five times here now, there’s no disgrace, obviously, in losing to him.”Djokovic appeared to be troubled by a leg ailment in the third set, and it distracted Murray.“I just had weakness, I couldn’t call for medical because I had no reason,” Djokovic said.Djokovic served for the first set after breaking Murray in the eighth game, but Murray broke back. After that game, Djokovic had a trainer attend to this right thumb.He double-faulted to open the tiebreaker but then, after Murray took a 2-1 lead, won five of the next six points to regain control. He clinched the set when Murray netted a backhand service return.In the second set, Djokovic saved a set point in the 10th game and Murray saved three break points in the 11th before it went to the tiebreaker. Sixth-seeded Murray dominated the breaker to lead 6-2, securing four set points before clinching it on Djokovic’s serve.The second set was delayed for about five minutes after the seventh game when a court invader protesting Australia’s refugee policies was removed by security after stepping on to the court. Other spectators in the stadium unfurled a political banner. Organizers said two people were arrested, and the court invasion was dealt with swiftly.There was a bigger cheer for Djokovic when the introductions were made, but plenty of Scottish flags in the stands. Some Serbian fans yelled “Adje Nole” — Serbian for “Come on Nole,” which is Djokovic’s nickname.Before the match began, Andy Murray’s fiancee, Kim Sears, caused a stir. She was dressed in an oversized T-shirt with a message that poked fun at the widespread attention paid to her use of colorful language during Murray’s semifinal win over Tomas Berdych.Rather than shy away from the issue, Sears’ T-shirt for the final showed a sense of humor. It read: “Parental Advisory Explicit Content.”(DENNIS PASSA, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
ABC NEWS – Amy Robach (ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua) AMY ROBACH One of the anchor’s of ABC-television’s “Good Morning America” will keynote the United Way of Siouxland’s 18th annual Women’s Power Lunch.Event Chairwoman Sharon Messerschmidt says Amy Robach will talk about her experiences as a journalist and personal struggles in her life.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/POWER2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….book was about. ;06Robach wrote “Better: How I let Go of Control, Held On To Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour” a New York Times bestseller.Event Co-Chair Kathy Spohr says all ot the proceeds from the event fund scholarships and certification grants awarded each year to single parents in Siouxland:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/POWER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………single parent scholarships. :14The Power of the Purse Raffle will be held at the conclusion of the luncheon with at least 100 purses and three grand prizes up for grabs.The Women’s Power Lunch will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at Delta Hotels Center in South Sioux City.Tickets are on sale through the United Way of Siouxland.Both table sponsorships and individual tickets are available by going to: www.WPL2018.eventbrite.com.
Share on Pinterest Luis Suárez leads way for Uruguay to spoil 10-man Russia’s party Read more Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn World Cup 2018 The Egypt coach, Héctor Cúper, has dismissed suggestions that Mohamed Salah is set to quit international football.The Liverpool forward is reportedly unhappy with the Egyptian FA at being used for political ends, includingbeing pictured with the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a man accused of numerous human rights violations. “And I am disappointed that we have lost two games – one in the 90th minute [Uruguay], and the other one in the 95th minute [Saudi Arabia]. That’s what makes me sad and disappointed.“I’m not going to give an evaluation one to 10 of my team. I think that a score from one to 10 is not the right thing to do.”Saudi Arabia’s win was their first success at a World Cup since they beat Belgium 1-0 in Washington at USA ’94. Their coach, Juan Antonio Pizzi, was pleased with how his players reacted to losing their two opening games and said it was up to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation to choose whether he will continue to lead the team.“The association will have to decide. It doesn’t depend on myself,” the former Spain forward said. “We’ll see what happens over the next few days. I am really, really happy with the players, the way they have responded.” Read more Saudi Arabia Egypt football team World Cup Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt: World Cup 2018 – as it happened Share on Twitter Egypt were based in the Chechen capital Grozny during the WorldCup, with Kadyrov making Salah an honorary citizen of the Russian republic.A miserable tournament for Cúper’s Pharaohs ended with a surprise 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia in Volgograd, which left them pointless and bottom of Group A.Speaking about Salah potentially quitting the national team, Cúper said: “I don’t think so, I don’t think so. I don’t think it’s true because all of those who are here – and those who couldn’t come – really, really support and appreciate the opportunity of playing for the national team, so I don’t think that’s true.”Both teams were already eliminated before this dead rubber following successive defeats against Uruguay and Russia.Salah lobbed Egypt ahead with their first World Cup goal from open play since 1934 but his celebration was notably subdued. The 25-year-old, who also scored with a penalty in the previous match against Russia, then missed a golden chance which could have helped them end the competition on a high.After Egypt’s 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary – the oldest player to appear at a World Cup – saved a penalty from Fahad al-Muwallad, the Green Falcons turned the game around thanks to a second spot-kick, converted by Salman al-Faraj, and Salem al-Dawsari’s dramatic injury-time winner.Despite finishing with three defeats from three games, Cúper felt his players performed well in Russia and were unlucky to lose two games to late goals. “I think we have played well. It’s true that the results weren’t good. We have lost all three matches,” said the Argentinian, whose contract expires at the end of the World Cup tournament. Topics match reports Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Reuse this content
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: Everton defeat hard to takeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe refused to criticise his players after defeat at Everton.Goals from Kurt Zouma and Dominic Calvert-Lewin sealed the three points for the hosts, who move up to tenth. Howe said, “It’s a difficult one to take and one that is similar to our recent run. Personally, I’m really pleased with our performance.”We started strongly, created chances, defended well and then we switched off for a second and got punished. The game is then more difficult. We penned them in but couldn’t get that goal. “At the time, I thought the first penalty shout on Brooks probably was a penalty. I haven’t seen it back, so I may be wrong. At the end, I’ve then been told there was a stonewall, but that’s the way things are going for us at the moment. “In terms of Andre Gomes, certainly from my view, I thought the first one could’ve been a yellow, as well as the second. If you add them together, he is lucky to stay on the pitch. I haven’t seen back the one at the end, though.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The province is taking the first steps to determine what’s needed to remediate a former construction and demolition site in Harrietsfield, Halifax Regional Municipality. Nova Scotia Lands Inc. will commission a site assessment this summer to determine the extent of contamination, how long it will take to remediate and how much it will cost. It will also determine the condition of the existing infrastructure and evaluate what potential impacts the remediation might have. The cost of the assessment is about $250,000. “This site has been a problem for the community for far too long. We’re taking an important and necessary action to address it,” said Environment Minister Iain Rankin. Two ministerial orders were issued in 2016, ordering the companies to assess the contamination that was impacting residents’ wells and submit a plan to remediate it. Those orders have not been followed. Mr. Rankin has invoked his authority under the Environment Act to ensure those orders are carried out. Under the act, the minister also has the authority to hold the former operators of the site responsible for the costs of remediation. “We will pursue all available options,” said Mr. Rankin. In 2016, the province had water treatment facilities installed at eight area homes where there was evidence that well water was being impacted by contamination at this facility. A court case is ongoing against two companies that operated the former RDM Recycling site between 2002 and 2013. The site assessment will not impact the court case. The next court date is June 19.
Join Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United), Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising: Revolution and rise for a fair wage.On Tuesday, October 14, Join ROC-United, Eve Ensler, and One Billion Rising in a National Day of Action for ONE FAIR WAGE and an end to gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.The action will include a flash mob of dancing servers, worker stories from ROC members, and an opportunity for others to share their stories and experiences in the industry.Find out how to take part here.According to organizers: “In today’s economy, families depend on both men and women to make ends meet. Corporations have stacked the deck against us, raking in profits while we struggle with increasing costs and jobs that hardly pay the bills. Women are at the core of the modern economy, but families can’t prosper as long as our laws about work and family are stuck in the past. Our mothers, sisters, and daughters deserve full and fair opportunities to succeed, just like our brothers and sons. It’s time to update our economy to make it work for women and their families, not just for rich corporations. Our families, our economy, and our country depend on it.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil slipped a bit Monday after gaining more than $2 last week.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery dropped 41 cents to close at US$98.91 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Trading was thinner than usual because of the approaching holidays.Last week, oil rose nearly three per cent, largely because of signs of improvement in the U.S. economy.Positive economic news and a corresponding increase in demand have some analysts predicting that oil will soon top $100 a barrel for the first time since Mid-October.Brent crude, a benchmark used to price international crudes used by many U.S. refiners, fell 21 cents to US$111.56.In other energy futures trading, wholesale gasoline was flat at US$2.78 a U.S. gallon (3.79) litres, heating oil lost two cents to US$3.06 a gallon and natural gas added five cents to US$4.46 per thousand cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE) Crude oil slips below US$99 a barrel after rising almost 3% last week by The Associated Press Posted Dec 23, 2013 1:53 pm MDT
The terrorists set off two car bombs that killed more than 20 and injured around 80 others. One detonated by a hotel patronized by government officials and the other near the home of Appeals Court Chief Judge Abshir Omar, news reports said.Mr. Guterres extends his condolences to the families and friends of the victims, wished “a swift recovery to those injured” and commended “the response of the Somali emergency services to the bombings.”The Secretary-General trusts that “Somalis will not be deterred by such violence from pursuing a peaceful and prosperous future” and reiterated the UN’s support and solidarity with the people and Government of Somalia.In a tweet, the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) also strongly condemned “last night’s twin bomb explosions”, saying “no political agenda can be served by violent extremism”. Help us know what you think about UN News and ensure we meet your needs: take 4 minutes to take our survey! According to news reports, all three gunmen from the al-Shabab extremist group, who fought for hours against Somali Government special forces, were killed, after taking over a building in the centre of the capital. Reports say it was the longest siege by the group since it was forced out of Mogadishu in 2011.
Recent tragic events in Canada have been clear reminders of the need to have good emergency preparedness at workplaces, schools, public buildings and government institutions.Here at Brock the wellbeing of students, faculty, staff and visitors is the top priority. But safety is everyone’s responsibility, and given recent events, this is a good time for everyone in the Brock community to brush up on the University’s emergency procedures.The Campus Security Services website quickly links visitors to emergency procedures, including an Emergency Preparedness video and the University’s Imminent Threat Policy.The Brock Mobile Safety App, available for free download to mobile devices, has a “safety toolbox” of information and a direct link to Campus Security.These are all important tools, containing directions and quick links that are invaluable in the event of an emergency or at times of concern.Because safety is a shared responsibility, the Brock community depends on all students, staff and faculty to be the eyes and ears of our campus. Anyone seeing suspicious persons or activities should notify Campus Security at ext 3200, or via website, Facebook and Twitter.“Staying aware and just being sensible about our surroundings is a simple key to protecting our environment and our right to be safe,” said Brian Hutchings, Vice-President of Finance and Administration.“But it’s something that everyone has to play their part in.”
GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision.A 22-year-old male motorcyclist collided with a car in Finglas on Monday, passing away in hospital on Wednesday.The bike was involved in a collision with a car on Ballygall Parade, Finglas at around 5.05pm on Monday.The motorcyclist sustained serious head injuries and was taken to the Mater Hospital in Dublin. He subsequently died as a result of his injuries on Wednesday.The motorcycle involved was a Red Aprilia with a Northern Ireland registration.There were no other injuries in the incident.Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Finglas Garda Station on 01-666 7500, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.
Greek authorities heralded a series of measures to tackle the fallout of two strong earthquakes on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, where hundreds of people have been left homeless.Kefalonia is to be declared officially “earthquake-hit” in the coming days, a prerequisite for the release of further financial support and repairs. State funding will be provided to cover the rent of families who have been forced to leave their homes – for two years for property owners and six months for tenants. Meanwhile a program for repairs to damaged buildings is expected to be announced and the Development Ministry is to help municipal and regional authorities seek support from the European Union’s Solidarity Fund.In the meantime there are plans to set up prefabricated homes for quake victims. On Tuesday some residents were moved to tents set up on a sports field near the port of Lixouri, which was particularly badly hit by the two quakes, measuring 5.8 and 5.7 on the Richter scale. Others were moved into two navy vessels sent to the island over the weekend.Additional priorities are repairs to the island’s road and irrigation networks, Infrastructure Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said during a visit to the island.Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis and Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos were also on Cephalonia to inspect the state of hospitals and schools. Tourism Minister Olga Kefaloyianni was there too to herald the launch of a campaign to promote Kefalonia, a popular summer holiday destination for foreign visitors.In Athens meanwhile the Labor Ministry said that entrepreneurs and employees on Kefalonia would be exempted from paying social security contributions for six months.Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is on Wednesday to chair a mini-cabinet meeting to develop strategy for the island’s regeneration.Meanwhile an investigation was launched into reports that a group of men posing as policemen warned residents in Lixouri to abandon their homes, claiming that a third earthquake was imminent. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Having abandoned his friends across the universe—two in the recent past, one in the far future—the Tenth Doctor embarks on his own journey through space and time.At the Mechma Onzlo III Station in the Ansaara System, the Time Lord hunts for “something that will register any kind of vortex spill on infinitesimal levels.”“It’s not me, it’s the TARDIS. She’s being a bit impatient,” he tells scrapyard boss and old friend Onzlo.Awaiting the arrival of a quantized radiant core monitor (how does writer Nick Abadzis come up with this stuff?), the Doctor sits down for an organic fruit cocktail and a snooze (er… a catnap, or meditation).“Vortex Butterflies: Part 2” (via Titan Comics)A bizarre dream and mysterious chalk markings on his TARDIS leave the Gallifreyan disoriented and eager to move on—with new companion Marcie, (said radiant core monitor, which looks like a peanut and calls the Doctor “sir”).Back on Earth—London, 2009—Gabby and Cindy meet a familiar face, who helps them confront their pasts and face their future. But first: breakfast.The second a four-part series, “Vortex Butterflies” features art by Giorgia Sposito and Iolanda Zanfardino. Snag your copy now for $3.99 from Titan Comics.“The Memory Feast: Part Two” (via Titan Comics)The Eleventh Doctor, meanwhile, stumbled upon a huge, seemingly abandoned spaceship, actually filled with impossible worlds—as well as Dementor-like Thrakes eroding the boat’s “virtual construct.”Having made a quick escape, Team TARDIS discover a cryogenically frozen alien, and “suddenly everything becomes clear.”Inside the tomb is a Xerxes—”what’s left of one, anyway.”An ancient race that allegedly perished during a great plague, the Xerxes crafted their own form of afterlife, sending memory arks—like the spaceship the Doctor, Alice, and the Sapling are currently aboard—into the universe.via Titan ComicsClever as ever, the Doctor disrupts the ship’s memories with a few of his own, sending the trio on a trip through the Time Lord’s imagination, where they meet an avatar of the Xerxes in the mausoleum.When he sees a part of himself in this old alien, the Doctor becomes determined to protect the memory of the Xerxes.“The Memory Feast,” written by George Mann with art by I.N.J. Culbard, is on sale now for $3.99 from Titan Comics.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Financial services media company SourceMedia recently incorporated a short video commercial into its subscription page for flagship title American Banker. The 53-second spot, created in-house, has boosted conversion rates by 10 percent in its first two weeks on the page.SourceMedia has its own video studio with two full-time videographers and creates a high volume of content for its network of sites, but is now finding new ways to leverage the format for other opportunities. While the video has had a material impact on American Banker’s reg form, helping conversion rates for a two-week trial offer jump from 35 percent to 45 percent, it’s also doubling as a capabilities showcase for advertisers.”On the subscription front, we wanted to illustrate the value of a subscription in a quick and interesting way,” says Adam Reinebach, executive vice president of marketing services.The video auto-plays once a visitor lands on the page and depicts a banker getting the jump on his colleagues in a meeting after having quickly browsed market news through SourceMedia’s mobile content.SourceMedia hired actors to appear in the commercial and in addition to a few other elements associated with the production, costs were fairly minimal, between $6,000 and $8,000. But Reinebach hopes the creative angle of the commercial, which differs from the standard, service-oriented video content SourceMedia typically shoots, will attract interest from marketers. “No one is going to mistake SourceMedia for DreamWorks, but I’m hopeful this production will be a door-opener to more video business, including some financial services commercials,” he says.Creative video sales and applications, says Reinebach, can be a way to not only attract new business, but expand an existing client’s spend with SourceMedia.”In the banking industry, marketing budgets don’t change much and when you want to grow that business, you have to eat into market share. We are trying to show we have the same abilities as the agencies and the content expertise as well,” Reinebach says.
Joar Ulsom’s dogs nuzzling up next to each other in Unalakleet (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/ Alaska Public Media)There’s been a shakeup along the Iditarod trail. Bad weather along the coast earlier today hampered the race’s front runners. Nicholas Petit, who was the first out of Unalakleet Sunday evening, was overtaken by Joar Ulsom on the way into Koyuk. Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes is on the line to help break down what’s happening.Listen now
This event will bring together schools, community groups, nonprofits and businesses for a day of reading to our children in Patterson Park. Community members will have the opportunity to volunteer on an ongoing basis with Reading Partners, Literacy Lab or any of the great elementary schools. Lunch will be provided. The community day will consist of reading to our kids, playing games, making sushi and learning to code. Come to this free event on October 7th between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
May 17, 2018 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals If you spend all day in your browser, you need to get organized. You’re likely toggling among social media accounts, email, shared documents, search queries, to-do lists and articles you’re meaning to read, and when the tabs pile up, it can be hard to focus.You might try keeping things in separate windows or on separate monitors, but that doesn’t change the fact that most of what you’re looking at is likely browser-based. Google Chrome is your connection to nearly everything you need to access, but the trouble is, it’s also a window to distractions. That’s why it’s up to you to hack it, to tame it and to download a bunch of browser extensions that will put you back in control.Related: A Guide to Reducing Unneeded Distractions and Time-Sucks So You Can Be More ProductiveRead on for 15 browser extensions that are a cinch to install and will help you get way more done with just a few clicks.1. BoomerangDo you ever start drafting an email, only to realize it’s 11 p.m. and you don’t want to subject anyone to your night owl, always-hustling tendencies? So you save it as a draft, only to have to squeeze in time the following day to finish it and send it off? That is, if you even remember?Boomerang for Gmail is the answer to the hours you keep outside the 9-to-5. You can draft and even hit “send” on an email any time, then use the scheduling feature to select the date and time you’d like it to be sent. It also comes with read receipts, link click-tracking and “Respondable” software, which “uses artificial intelligence to help you write better, more actionable emails in real-time.”The basic, free version of Boomerang includes all above features, but subscriptions with additional bells and whistles, such as mobile access, are available for $5, $15 and $50 per month.2. OneTabAre you a tab hoarder who’s more apt to let the web pages pile up than navigate away from a search you’re finished with? Well, this habit not only clutters your computer visually, but also, it likely slows down your computer — and, in turn, your work.OneTab allows you to consolidate all of your tabs into one. It simply makes them into a new tab, at which you’ll see a list of each page and a link to it. When you want to return to one of the tabs, click the link and it will reopen. You can also edit the list from within OneTab in case you change your mind about wanting to hold onto something.Its functions get even more granular: OneTab also provides settings for users who want to name consolidated tabs (say, for a bunch of links related to a single project), as well as those who want to exclude some open tabs from the consolidation process.Related: 10 Unique Free Tools and Resources for Entrepreneurs You Probably Don’t Know About3. 1PasswordSpeaking of consolidation, how much time do you spend hunting down or resetting your passwords to various online accounts because you’ve forgotten them? Or, in the words of stand-up comic John Mulaney, spending your day “telling a robot that you’re not a robot”? Have you ever wished that you could just log in to the entire internet, with one password unlocking your accounts all at once?1Password is one of the many password solutions that allows you to do a version of that, and it has a Chrome Extension. Through the extension, you’ll have easy access to managing which passwords are included in your 1Password account. Logging in when you go to a site that’s included in your 1Password list will be seamless.Be wary, though: In the past, this extension has been susceptible to some bugs that have led to password theft, according to Network World. The alternative is a safer method in which the 1Password software downloaded to your desktop is where the controls live (however, leaving your browser puts you at risk of interrupting your workflow).4. PocketBusy entrepreneurs don’t have time to read long, analytical articles every time a good link appears on their screens. Saving articles to your bookmarks versus saving them to Pocket is akin to the difference between stowing things away on a shelf in the back of your closet versus simply tucking them into your, well, pocket.The extension places a button directly to the right of your URL bar, so when you open an article only to realize you don’t have time to read it in that moment, you click the button and it saves the article to a list that’s accessible from your desktop or a mobile app.When you open the articles from your Pocket list, they load without ads and other clutter — often even without images, which streamlines the reading process and keeps you focused. Pocket also curates articles for users who want to stay in-the-know without hunting down their own reading material.Related: 20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search5. KeepaThe Keepa extension is perfect for any entrepreneur who keeps tabs (no pun intended) on fluctuating product prices on Amazon. If you have it installed, you can set up which Amazon pages you want to monitor, and the Keepa will let you know if a price falls in real time, or if a previously out-of-stock item becomes available.Users also have access to graphs that display product price history over time, displayed right on the web page, so users can get a comprehensive view of recent deals and price drops. (It goes without saying that this tool is great for power shoppers, too.)Entrepreneurs: What are your favorite Chrome extensions? Let us know in the comments below. 5 min read Register Now »
Free agency in the National Football League opened Tuesday and one of the first announced deals was Karlos Dansby accepting a four-year, $24 million deal that includes $14 million in guaranteed money.Many were shocked by the length and size of the offer. Dansby was one.“It definitely surprised me, I wasn’t expecting that,” Dansby told Burns and Gambo Wednesday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “I was called supernaturally, man. It was something I can’t explain. It was like ‘it’s time to go.’” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories LISTEN: Karlos Dansby, Cleveland Browns linebacker 0 Comments Share Dansby said he didn’t even consider testing the market elsewhere once he received the offer from the Browns. The 32-year-old linebacker also doesn’t harbor any ill will toward the Cardinals. In fact, he says the team made him a fair offer that didn’t leave him feeling disrespected.“Not at all. They showed me what they valued me at and I was like ‘OK, that’s cool,’” Dansby said. “But when you get called, you’ve got to drop everything and roll.”Dansby disputed reports that the Cardinals’ offer was for two years and worth between $10-12 million, but didn’t say what the offer presented to his camp was. The 10-year veteran has nothing but fond memories of his time in Arizona — both stints, but especially the 2013 season.“It was unbelievable, bro. That’s the most fun I’ve ever had in all the years I’ve been there,” he said. “(Defensive coordinator) Todd Bowles is amazing. An amazing coach and an amazing motivator. Him and Bruce Arians together man, that’s a dangerous combination.”
“Today the governor kicked off the budget process with his recommendations and shared several interesting ideas with our committees. Now it’s our turn to take a hard look at each proposal and make sure to budget every taxpayer dollar in the most efficient manner possible. I appreciated Gov. Snyder’s commitment to paying down our debt and making sure that our state is prepared for emergencies that could arise down the road.“As chairman of the subcommittee on Michigan State Police, I look forward to working with the governor on improving public safety throughout our state. Hearing plans for additional troopers and an additional trooper school was encouraging and I hope we can find a way to ensure these and other public safety initiatives are included in the budget.“I’m also glad that we’re finally having the conversation about fixing Michigan’s roads and bridges. This discussion has been put off for too long and the people we serve are counting on us to find a way to improve our system. While I appreciate the governor’s ideas, I strongly believe we need to look at all options and find the best solution possible to this problem. Categories: McCready News,News 07Feb State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, today issued the following statement after attending Gov. Snyder’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget presentation: