Kings heading across the pond next fall

first_imgThe Hurricanes (28-23-7) are winless in three straight home games (0-2-1) for the first time since a five-game drought from Feb. 19-March 10, 2004. – Associated Press Historically, hockey hasn’t made much of an impact in England. The country did not qualify for the Olympic men’s tournament although Great Britain does have a 10-team professional league that includes teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. One published report indicated the Kings’ potential partner in the London venture could be the Ducks, who played two games in Tokyo against the Vancouver Canucks at the start of the 1997-98 season. Vancouver and Calgary played the next year in Tokyo, but international NHL games have not been played since. The NFL played a game in Mexico City in 2005 and will open its 2007 season in London. Major League Baseball opened its 2004 season with a series in Tokyo. The NBA has been perhaps the most proactive about promoting its sport internationally, most recently when the Clippers conducted their training camp in Moscow before this season. The weariness of international travel has been cited as one reason the Clippers have struggled this season, but it’s likely that the Kings would have at least a week of rest before they resumed their season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Is it possible that the Kings might have an audience with the queen this fall? The Kings are exploring the possibility of playing the first two games of the 2007-08 season in London, which would be the first NHL games ever played in Europe. Details remain scarce because the idea is still in the discussion stage, but the league would like to expand its international fan base and if London is the destination, the Kings would be an obvious choice. Anschutz Entertainment Group, the Kings’ parent company, is redeveloping an arena in London that is scheduled to open in July, and AEG’s international reach in the sporting world is well known. center_img In addition to its well-documented import of David Beckham to the Galaxy, AEG also controls five professional hockey teams in Europe and a share of a soccer team in Sweden. KINGS TODAYKings at Carolina Faceoff: 4 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C. TV/Radio: FSN West; 1150-AM. Matchup: The Kings (19-30-9) have recorded pointsin a season-best five straight games, including their most impressive win of the season Saturday, scoring three second-period goals en route to a 4-1 victory at Nashville that ended the Predators’ franchise-record eight-game home win streak. last_img read more

Chris Griffin to return for third summer as Humboldt County Fair track announcer

first_imgFerndale >> Chris Griffin returns for his third season as the “Voice of the Humboldt County Fair” with the same bubbling enthusiasm as he had when he received his race announcing “baptism” here in 2015.“I can’t wait for racing to get started in Ferndale because this is where my horse race announcing career started,” claimed Griffin. “And the Humboldt County Fair definitely has a special place in my heart.”Griffin doesn’t have long to wait, since the 121st Humboldt race meet opens seven days …last_img

Gustav Nyquist picked the Sharks, now Erik Karlsson is on the clock

CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceBOSTON — Doug Wilson acquired Gustav Nyquist at a bargain basement price because the Swedish forward wanted to join the Sharks for the stretch and the playoffs. Sharks territory is hoping that his pal, Erik Karlsson, feels the same way about the organization now that he’s eligible to sign an eight-year contract extension with the team.Wilson capped off a remarkable 12-month run on Sunday when he swung a deal with the …

Sharks’ Joe Thornton on Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, and what took so long for him to sign

first_imgSAN JOSE — Standing in front of his familiar stall inside the Sharks’ dressing room at their practice facility, Joe Thornton was asked why it took so long for him to reach the one-year, $2 million deal he signed with the team Friday.Thornton. who turned 40 in July, joked that general manager Doug Wilson originally sent him the same eight-year, $92-million contract that defenseman Erik Karlsson got this summer.“I said, ‘Ah, Doug, I don’t want to be greedy. I don’t want to take that right now. …last_img

Nene walks a tightrope

first_imgThe budget will be a balancing act. Reining in spending and raising taxes will usher in a few years of pain – not very heavy pain, but unavoidable pain – and the finance minister will need to find a way to spread it among as many groups as possible without causing anger or resentment. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will reveal his first ever budget on Wednesday 25 February, 2015. (Image: Department of Communications) • African Union: Africa losing billions from fraud and tax avoidance • South Africa is a leader in many fields • Africa dismantling trade barriers • Skills, innovation part of South Africa’s story • Infographic: The State of the Nation, in numbers Sulaiman PhilipTaxes will go up; so will the fuel levy and so-called sin taxes. These are all expected, but as Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his first budget on 25 February, the biggest questions waiting to be answered are policy issues, especially how the fiscus will balance the need for economic growth with its responsibility to the electorate.In October 2014, delivering his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, or mini budget, Nene outlined a three-point plan he branded a decisive strategy for fiscal change. As the economy slowed, the country’s current account debt – a major indicator for ratings agencies judging the health of an economy – increased. Nene argued then that the country was at a crossroads economically and said “fiscal consolidation can no longer be postponed”.Tax revenues collection increased in 2014 but the fiscus still needs to find an extra R12-billion to fund government programmes and pay down the country’s sovereign debt. So an increase in taxes is inevitable this time around. Where will the money be found is the biggest question: will he target top earners or an already squeezed middle class?Short on options, in his mini budget Nene laid out plans to cut government expenditure by R25-billion over two years while increasing tax revenue by R27-billion over the same period. He planned to cut the government spending ceiling as well in an effort to build a foundation of sustainable public finance and cut government debt.Sound public finances matter because the government uses fiscal policy to transform society. Theoretically, classical government functions – providing public services to improve social cohesion and redistribution of opportunity – are conducive to higher long-term economic growth and improved social cohesion. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will need to find a way to spread the pain among as many groups as possible without causing anger or resentment. (Image: GCIS) Public investmentPublic investment does help to stimulate economic growth in the short term, and the government has announced large public programmes. But this is not sustainable growth; historically those same programmes underpinned by structural reforms in government spending have proven to be successful.In a speech on innovation and competitiveness in July 2014, he touched on similar themes: sluggish growth in South Africa can be improved through expanded trade with Africa; bold changes can help South Africa reduce unemployment and poverty, increase competitiveness and spur innovation. “The business before us now relates to the prioritisation of options and working through some tough trade-offs,” he said.The problem for Nene is that the kind of fiscal consolidation he is planning requires better revenue collection mechanisms – an effective South African Revenue Services – and a wider tax base. The minister set himself a budget deficit target of 4.1% and given the almost 8% increase in collected revenue, it is an achievable goal.Nene’s budget will be a balancing act; he will need to find a way to spread the pain among as many groups as possible without causing anger or resentment. Reining in spending and raising taxes will usher in a few years of pain, but he will ask South Africans to look at it as a call to action. “Not very bad, not very heavy pain, but it [is] unavoidable to narrow the budget deficit, stabilise debt and begin to rebuild fiscal space.” Infrastructure needsIn the 2014/2015 budget the Treasury committed to spending R847-billion over three years on infrastructure programmes. The government’s own figures suggest that this is a fraction of the R3-trillion in infrastructure investment that South Africa needs.That is another tightrope Nene needs to walk as he plans the economic direction for the next few years. Government spending does spur economic growth; empirical evidence suggests, though, that how government money is spent matters. For investors what matters is spending that enforces the rule of law and protects property rights. For them, spending on institutions that protect these rights is as productive as money spent on infrastructure programmes.South Africa needs investment, and Nene needs to not treat his tax base as a trough. He has one advantage. States remain solvent as long as their income streams cover their obligations, as long as they fulfil what economists call present value budget constraint, a level the minister can set.last_img read more

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Agricultural fertilizer certification training offered before Sept. 30 deadline

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio farmers who still need to get fertilizer certification before the Sept. 30 deadline will have more than 20 opportunities to attend training sessions offered by experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.The training, provided by Ohio State University Extension, fulfills the educational requirements of Ohio’s 2014 agricultural nutrients legislation which requires individuals who apply fertilizer on more than 50 acres to become certified by Sept. 30, 2017.Already, more than 17,000 Ohio farmers have gone through Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, or FACT, which offers information on best management practices to apply fertilizer for optimum crop yields, reduce the risk of nutrient runoff and improve water quality throughout the state, said Mary Ann Rose, program director for OSU Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program.FACT was developed by CFAES field specialists and is offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The training provides research-based tactics to keep nutrients in the field and available to crops while increasing stewardship of nearby and downstream water resources.The training sessions will be held across the state into mid-September. The three-hour programs are all free. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college.“The certification training will help farmers learn better practices to use fertilizer efficiently, improve yields and prevent the loss of nutrients,” Rose said. “There has been a lot of environmental concerns with fertilizer runoff from fields, with a particular focus on phosphorus.”The certification requirement is in response to concern that nutrients from farm fields contribute to algal blooms in Lake Erie and other bodies of water. The training focuses on growers applying fertilizer at the correct rate, time and location in the field.According to the nutrients law, fertilizer is defined as any substance containing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium or other plant nutrient in a dry or liquid form. Use of manure, start-up fertilizer applied through planters, and non-crop uses of fertilizer such as for lawn and landscape maintenance are exempt from the fertilizer certification regulations.In order to gain the Ohio Fertilizer Applicator Certification, farmers need to attend the FACT program in person and complete the necessary Ohio Department of Agriculture forms.Applicators who are a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) or Ohio Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) are not required to attend training to become certified for fertilizer applications, Rose said. However, those with a CCA or CLM exemption for training must still contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987 to complete the exemption paperwork and pay for the fertilizer certification if the applicator does not already have a pesticide applicator license.Information on where the trainings are being held can be found at nutrienteducation.osu.edu/trainingopportunities.The Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program provides training, education and outreach to pesticide applicators about the safe, effective and legal use of pesticides. The program works with farmers, businesses and public agencies to protect human health and the environment and serves as a critical part of job training and business growth in Ohio.last_img read more

BurstNET Links Blogetery to Al-Qaeda

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market BurstNET, the host for the blog platform Blogetery, released a statement today. Blogetery’s 70,000 blogs were shut down with little notice last week, as we reported yesterday. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “BurstNET received a notice of a critical nature from law enforcement officials, and was asked to provide information regarding ownership of the server hosting Blogetry.com. It was revealed that a link to terrorist material, including bomb-making instructions and an al-Qaeda ‘hit list,’ had been posted to the site.”This was interpreted as a terms-of-service violation against Blogetery as a whole, said the company. “BurstNET determined that the posted material, in addition to potentially inciting dangerous activities, specifically violated the BurstNET Acceptable Use Policy. This policy strictly prohibits the posting of ‘terrorist propaganda, racist material, or bomb/weapon instructions.’ Due to this violation and the fact that the site had a history of previous abuse, BurstNET elected to immediately disable the system.”Presumably the “previous abuse” was of copyright violations, which the owner said was dealt with in a timely fashion. The fairness of shutting down the 69,999 blogs that were innocent for the one that may prove guilty, is up for debate. We have questions in to the company and will post any response if we receive one. Thanks to Jeremy for the tip. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Government#web curt hopkinslast_img read more

Price Is An Expression of Value

first_imgPrice isn’t value. But price is an expression of value.When your prospective client tells you that your price is too, what they are saying is that they don’t perceive enough value to pay that price. So the question you have to answer is “Do you sharpen your pencil or do you sharpen your value?”Sharpening your pencil reduces the perception of value; it’s an admission that you aren’t creating enough value to command that price. Sharpening your value increases the perception of value (and sometimes, believe it or not, you can actually improve your value by raising your price).Even though there is nothing you can do about your competitor’s price, often times that is what your price is being measured against. If you can’t justify what you do different and how that makes a measurable difference for your prospective client, then you can’t expect to command a higher price.You need to understand your prospect’s perception of value.You need to ask your prospect how are they assessing value. You need to uncover what they need to see that would increase their perception of value?Price is an expression of value. Your prospect is objecting to your price. But the way you overcome that objection is to treat it like they are objecting to the value you are proposing.The Other SideIf no one ever objects to your price, then there isn’t any question that you are creating a perception of value. Instead, the question is whether or not you are capturing enough of the value you create.If no one every pushes back on your price then it’s likely you aren’t charging enough.QuestionsIs price really the objection? Or is the perception of value too low?How do you understand your prospect’s perception of value?How do you change your prospect’s perception of value? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Why You Can’t Fully Outsource SEO

first_img . A big piece of search engine optimization is creating interesting and relevant content for your audience. That often means calling on your expertise for the content of a blog post, for example, even if it means hiring a writer or editor to put it down in sentences and paragraphs. Your Relationships quick fix on SEO 101 Your Content SEO Why Your Business Can’t Fully Outsource SEO: Topics: . Another big piece of search engine optimization is can quickly get you up to speed. All that said, this is not to say that you should not hire an SEO consultant. The key here is that you cannot fully outsource this project – you must be commited to being involved in your SEO initiatives (and should probably be wary of any SEO consultant that says they can do it all without your input). Whether you hire a consultant or decide to take on your SEO yourself, you should probably educate yourself on the basics and understand what you should be tracking and measuring to make sure you’re not wasting your time and money. Our one hour Or, really want a ? Originally published Jun 20, 2008 3:10:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 SEO Pixie Dust linkbuilding Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack . You (hopefully) know your business better than any SEO consultant you could hire. This means that you know your market and you can make the right judgments on the most relevant keywords to optimize around. When it comes to developing a smart Internet marketing strategy, you should do a full keyword research process to identify which keywords (1) have a high number of monthly searches, (2) are not as competitive or difficult to start ranking for, and (3) are relevant to your business. We talk to a lot of businesses who say they want a company to “do SEO” for them – they’re looking for a company or consultant to whom they can outsource their search engine optimization completely. Many people who are new to the space and don’t yet understand how SEO works – how it is an ongoing process that requires a business’ input – think that it’s simply a checklist of items that they can hand off to an outside consultant. But that is not actually the case. ? How about some – links serve as references for your site and signal to the search engines that you are important. Some linkbuilding you can outsource – getting listed in high quality directories, for example – but another piece of your linkbuilding strategy should include engaging in the blogosphere and developing relationships with bloggers in your industry. Much of building up your business’ reputation online involves building up your personal reputation online by interacting on a individual level with the consumers and peers in your industry – something a consultant cannot really do on your behalf. marketing webinar Your Keywordslast_img read more