first_imgTOTTENHAM VS NORWICH CITYTOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWIRELED, VERTONGHEN, DAVIES, DIER, DEMBELE, LAMELA, ALLI, ERIKSEN, KANENORWICH (4-2-3-1)JEROME, BRADY, HOOLAHAN, REDMOND, TETTEY, O’NEIL, OLSSON, BASSONG, BENNETT, MARTIN, RUDDTottenham are thriving after winning 2-0 at Southampton last Saturday. The three points elevated Spurs to fourth place, nine points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City.They owe their good run to a sequence of just two defeats in 17 games; only Leicester have suffered fewer losses (just one, against Arsenal).Away from home, Tottenham are unbeaten since the opening day of the season, but they lost their last home game, against Newcastle, and will be determined to keep the pressure on the leaders, with two away games to follow this, at Watford and Everton.Norwich got a much-needed boost last weekend with a memorable 2-1 win at Manchester United, where the Canaries became the first newly promoted side to win at Old Trafford since Bolton in October 2001.It was only Norwich’s second win away this season and fourth of the season, and it allowed the Canaries to move out of the relegation zone.Tottenham have not lost a Boxing Day game since 2003, at Portsmouth. Since then they have played 11 games, winning eight and drawing three.Last season they won 2-1 at Leicester where Harry Kane scored the opener in the first minute.At Southampton, Kane scored his 11th goal of the season in what was his 100th game for Spurs.Norwich have a reasonable record at White Hart Lane, winning two and drawing two of seven visits in the Premier League.Tottenham miss Clinton N’Jie and test Ryan Mason and Danny Rose. Norwich, meanwhile, are wait on Andre Wisdom and Matt Jarvis.last_img read more

Mandela miniseries filming in South Africa

first_imgMadiba, a Black Entertainment Television (BET) produced miniseries currently being filmed in South Africa, not only tells the life story of Nelson Mandela, but the series will also look at length at the iconic activists and the ordinary people involved in the anti-apartheid struggle.The series features an all-star cast of both international and local actors, including Laurence Fishburne (best known as Morpheus in the Matrix films) in the role of Mandela.Bringing the series to lifeRT”@yoMzansi: Terry Pheto and HlomlaDandala to star in a new ‘Madiba’ Series — |“— Ongezwa Vakalisa (@Ongi_vk) June 11,2016Renowned South African actors Terry Pheto (Tsotsi) and Hlomla Dandala (Isidingo) also have roles in the production. Pheto plays Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Dandala plays stalwart Govan Mbeki.Other South Africans in the production include another Isidingo actor, Grant Swanby as Afrikaner anti-activist Bram Fischer, and Mark Elderkin (Black Sails) as Anglican bishop and human rights activist Trevor Huddleston.American Orlando Jones, best known for his character acting in cult films such as Evolution and Office Space, portrays long-serving ANC president Oliver Tambo. British actor David Harewood (Homeland, Supergirl) portrays Walter Sisulu.Laurence FishburneMadiba– Laurence Fishburne Filming As Mandela In South Africa –— HFMagazine (@HF_Magazine) June 6,2016Fishburne told TimesLive in June 2016 that being cast for the role of Madiba was a huge honour and one of the best roles of his career. “Preparing for this role was pretty interesting. The good news is that there is so much information about Nelson Mandela and the struggle out there.“I relied mostly on meetings that I had in November with Zelda la Grange and Ahmed Kathrada. These are people who were very close to him and they shared some wonderful things with me,” Fishburne said.Asked what he hoped global audiences would learn from the series that they may not have already known, Fishburne said “a greater understanding of the history of the struggle… because it wasn’t just Mandela… (he) and the leadership of the ANC really sacrificed a lot to put an end to a really inhumane and unjust system of government”.Madiba: the seriesThe series is directed by Kevin Hooks, known for his work in creating intricate television narratives in shows such as Prison Break, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and 24.Hooks told Hollywood Reporter that the longer miniseries format was perfect for telling the Mandela and anti-apartheid struggle story, delving deep into the relationships that defined the era, notably the comradeship between Mandela, Tambo and Sisulu, as well as using the space allowed by episodic television to develop characters more effectively.“I am humbled by the opportunity to tell the amazing life story of Nelson Mandela,” Hooks said in May 2015.The series is produced, in conjunction with BET, by Madiba’s grandson, Kweku Mandela, and his Out of Africa Entertainment Company, part of international film distributor Blue Ice Pictures, that has previously produced films such as The Bang Bang Club and a number of BBC productions filmed in Southern Africa.Meanwhile, Hooks is updating followers on the progress of the series’ production on his Twitter account, using the hashtag #Madiba2017.Thejourney begins for a young #Madela, and for the filmmakers who have the honor of sharinghis story.#Madiba2017—Kevin Hooks (@KevHooks) July 12,2016Harewood has also been tweeting photos from the production, including scenes depicting life on Robben Island during the imprisonment of Mandela and Sisulu.MyRocks.#Madiba #RobbenIsland #Sisulu—David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) May 4,2016Breaking more Rocks.#Madiba #Sisulu—David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) May 5,2016Ourvery own Robben Island.#Madiba @KevHooks @TheOrlandoJones—David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) May 3,2016Watch a selection of clips depicting Mandela in film, including Morgan Freeman in Invictus and Idris Elba in A Long Walk To Freedom.Morgan FreemanIdris ElbaTerrence Howard (in Winnie)Dennis Haysbert (in Goodbye Bafana)Sidney Poitier (in Mandela and De Klerk)Clarke Peters (in End Game)Source: reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using materiallast_img read more

Where to start with a 2017 crop insurance plan

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As farmers wait anxiously for the 2017 planting season, it is an ideal time to start planning season and begin tackling this year’s crop insurance plan.“The single most important part of planning is knowing expected input costs in detail. Many farmers are satisfied with the general lump sum they keep in their heads, but incorrect or insufficient record keeping is the most common mistake we see,” said Chris Coffey, Assistant Vice President – Crop Insurance, Farm Credit Mid-America. “Poor record keeping can lead to borrowing and insuring too much or too little. At best, unnecessary expenses subtract from your bottom line. At worst, your business has greater exposure to risk and may not be covered adequately.”An updated and accurate balance sheet is critical to your operation’s success. The sooner you provide 2016 production numbers to your crop insurance specialist and loan officer, the sooner you can have an accurate picture of your coverage options. Production numbers are added to your farm’s 10-year production history to calculate accurate crop insurance quotes. They also help your loan officer understand your lending needs and renew your operating line, if necessary.“It’s important to partner with a team of experts to make sure you’re well informed during this process and we suggest enlisting a diverse group that includes a loan officer, a crop insurance specialist, and outside experts such as a grain marketer and insurance provider,” Coffey said. “The added visibility from such a team is crucial in attaining operational profitability.”AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Farm Credit Mid America’s Chris Coffey about starting a 2017 crop insurance plan.Financially Speaking Chris Coffee Ohio Ag Net 2.16 Pt 1For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America visit read more

What The Millennial Doesn’t Know About Social Media

first_imgMany startups are primarily staffed by 20-somethings that want to save the world… or at least enable you to use your smartphone to make that food truck purchase. While millennials bring a great deal of creativity and energy to a startup, there’s one area they lack: experience. While this isn’t always a negative, in the area of social media it’s almost a deal-killer.At least, if you’re an old fogey parent like me.Millennials Create A World In Their ImageAs Courtney Boyd Meyers, 28 years old and founder of, highlights in a Huffington Post article, “We have a lot of stupid apps out there that are all about finding next best restaurant–products geared toward 20-somethings–and I think we’re missing out on products that the rest of the world can use.” Sadly, one of those “products that the rest of the world can use” is also the type of product millennials are both best- and worst-suited to create.Social media applications.Don’t get me wrong. Millennials are the perfect age to figure out how to move social networking off a distinctly a-social device (the computer) and onto mobile phones, snapping and sharing photos while enabling a constant stream of data chattering back and forth. Millennials were born online, and a particular kind of “online”: mobile. This experience of growing up mobile is essential to developing the future of social media applications.But it’s also a hindrance when it comes to securing those applications.Parenting In The Social Media AgeGiven the trend toward delaying childbirth – the average age of the first-time mother in 1970 was 21, but in 2008 was 25.1 – this means most millennials have no real concept of parental controls. Including the 30% of millennials who still live at home with their parents.For those who think that parental controls don’t matter, perhaps you’ve missed the ethics of game developers like Candy Crush. Such games depend upon “coercive monetization tactics” that are designed to prey upon those most likely to pour money into an obsessive game. Perhaps it’s fair to suggest that adults can take care of themselves, but what if it’s not an adult being pwned by the game? What if, as I’ve written before, it’s my 13-year old son?And what if my son and others his age are constantly barraged by porn on Instagram and other social media? Still fair game?Instagram Gives Parents The Cold ShoulderYou may think so, but I don’t. And guess what? I’m the parent. However, the parental controls on apps like Instagram are nonexistent. In response to parental concerns about child safety on Instagram, here’s the best it can do:We appreciate your concern for your child’s use of our application, but unfortunately we cannot give you access to the account or take any action on the account at your request. We are generally forbidden by privacy laws against giving unauthorized access to someone who is not an account holder.How comforting. Instagram is happy to set up a Wild West of photo sharing, with porn a simple search or hashtag away, but is unwilling to allow parents to gate access to that content. Perhaps because not a single one of its employees appears to have teenage children. Whatever your views on pornography, a growing body of evidence suggests that it’s highly addictive. Given that teen brains are still forming, inflicting an addictive influence on her at that age is hardly fair.Letting Kids Be KidsSo parents like me simply want ways to enable a safe experience on Instagram and other social media, sharing photos and other elements of their lives. I’m not looking to micromanage my children, but rather to let them grow up without having to grapple with adult issues while still processing them through a teenage brain and body.This really isn’t too much to ask. In the early days of the Internet, all sorts of software was developed to help parents keep the good of the Internet in their homes while sifting out at least some of the bad. But such software was built by an older generation. Today’s millennials are creating social media in their image. I just wish some Parental Guidance was involved.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Instagram#parents#social media#teenagers The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Matt Asay A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

Featured Royalty Free Music Composer: Haim Mazar

first_imgHaim Mazar is a Hollywood-based film composer with a vast list of film and TV credits under his belt. Born in the US and grew up in Israel, Haim brings to the world his unique and very eclectic style of music. In addition to being a composer and orchestrator, Haim is also an established pianist and he incorporates his piano skills into almost everything he writes, wether it’s a large orchestral piece, jazz. latin, or classical music. Due to the eclectic nature of Haim’s music, it has been used not only on the big screen but as well for TV shows, commercial spots, corporations, and movie trailers.last_img

Ramon Gonzales vows to impress in his first ONE Manila card

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipMANILA, Philippines—Things are starting to fall into place for up-and-coming Filipino Ramon Gonzales after a tough start to his campaign in ONE Championship.Gonzales dropped his first two assignments but he has been on a resurgence as of late.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving “I’m a more improved athlete now. I’ll be ready for whatever strategy he will impose when we face each other at the center of the cage,” he shared.“I will display everything we worked inside the gym and I’ll make sure that my hand will be raised again in front of my countrymen.”But beating Fujisawa is definitely easier said than done.Gonzales will be tested against Fujisawa, who has yet to be beaten after five fights.“Fujisawa is a great fighter and I’m aware of the challenge that I’ll be facing on the 12th of April, but I’m confident in my skills,” he stated.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country directorcenter_img Survival Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ And just recently, Gonzales got his big break after being slated to fight in ONE Championship’s Manila card in ONE: Roots of Honor on April 12.“This is the first time to be part of a Manila card and I’m very excited to copete in front of my countrymen,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I’m very happy to get back to the ONE Championship stage to continue where I left off and showcase my talent.”Gonzales is raring to go and strut his wares before a hometown crowd as he meets Akihiro Fujisawa of Japan in the cage. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “This is another great opportunity for me to show everyone that I’m improving as an athlete. I respect Fujisawa as a mixed martial arts competitor, but I’m here to solidify my status as one of the best in the strawweight division”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View commentslast_img read more

Inquirer top 7 UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 10

first_imgMOST READ The Lady Tamaraws didn’t move up in the standings but it did boosted their confidence heading into the Final Four.Guino-o also had her best game of the season, pouring on 24 points in a match that served as the jump-off point for FEU’s Final Four quest.The veteran’s performance also earned her the season’s final Chooks to Go-Collegiate Press Corps Player of the Week award.2. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 7Last week: No.1Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCherry Rondina officially ended the season as the league’s top scorer.The graduating senior ended the elimination round with a 21-point performance to lead the Golden Tigresses past the Lady Bulldogs, 27-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-16, in UST’s last elimination game before facing the Lady Spikers in the second-seed playoff.Rondina, who averaged 18.5 points across all 14 elimination games, secured the top spot in the Best Scorers table with a total of 259 points, 29 more than what second placer and teammate Eya Laure had.3. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 7Last week: N/AKat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKat Tolentino missed out on Week 9’s rankings after La Salle decimated Ateneo in three sets 25-17, 25-13, 25-23, but she’s made a return due to what was an all-important two-game stretch for the Lady Eagles.Ateneo ended the elimination round on the back of two dominant sweeps of Adamson and UE, and Tolentino was at center of that recovery games for the Lady Eagles. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Life begins at 30: Greg Louganis dives into art of living Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chiara Permentilla. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s the final week of the elimination and there are still a couple of names who made their debuts on this list.The first of whom was Adamson’s Chiara Permentilla.Adamson had nothing much to play for when it went up against the Lady Maroons but the Lady Falcons still went at it.Permentilla became Adamson’s focal point of attack as she put up a season-high 16 points in the Lady Falcons’ 25-20, 25-23, 25-19 stunner over UP.7. Jerrili Malabanan (Far Eastern University, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AJerrili Malabanan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took the whole season but Jerrili Malabanan went on to make an appearance on the list.With Guino-o showing the way for the Lady Tamaraws against the Lady Spikers, Malabanan was content in being the team’s secondary offensive star.FEU’s captain finished with 15 points, 12 attacks and three service aces, in a game the Lady Tamaraws used as preparation for the Final Four. Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Tolentino averaged 14 points this week to finish as the season’s fourth-best scorer with a total of 200 points.4. Maddie Madayag (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Weeks on list: 4Last week: N/AMaddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Tolentino commanding Ateneo’s wing, Maddie Madayag set her place in the middle of the Lady Eagle’s frontline attack.Madayag was the Lady Eagles’ second-leading scorer this week, putting up an average of 11.5 points while ending the elimination round as the league’s Best Blocker.No other player in the league reached at least 40 kill blocks this season, but Madayag tallied a total of 44 an averaged 0.86 kill blocks per set throughout the Lady Eagles’ 14 elimination games.5. Jolina Dela Cruz (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 5Last week: No.3Jolina dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJolina Dela Cruz could’ve been a stronger contender for the top spot, and the league’s Player of the Week plum, had it not been for La Salle’s collapse against the Lady Tamaraws.The Lady Spikers’ rookie was nothing short of spectacular in Week 10, averaging 15 points as  La Salle split its last two games.After a quiet, but effective, 10-point performance against UE, Dela Cruz lit up for 22 points in La Salle’s losing effort to FEU.6. Chiara Permentilla (Adamson University, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/A Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—It took long enough but the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament returned after the Holy Week break.The Final Four is upon us with top seeded Ateneo (12-2) taking on No. 4 Far Eastern University (9-5), while the showdown between the second and third ranked teams are still up in the air.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDefending champion De La Salle and University of Santo Tomas ended the elimination round knotted with similar 10-4 slates and the two teams will still need to face each other in a playoff on Wednesday with the winner taking the No. 2 spot and the last twice-to-beat perk.University of the Philippines, which went into the season having won two preseason titles, finished the elimination round in fifth with a 6-8 record while National University was the sixth best team at 4-10. LATEST STORIES University of the East had its best record in recent memory putting up a 3-11 card for the No. 7 spot while Adamson University rounded out the standings in eighth at 2-12.Without any more adieu, here are the seven players that sent off Week 10 into star dust.1. Heather Guino-o (Far Eastern University, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 3Last week: N/AHeather Guino-o. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHeather Guino-o made sure she would end the Lady Tamaraws’ elimination round campaign on the highest of notes.FEU stunned defending champion De La Salle in five sets, 25-22, 13-25, 25-25, 27-25, 15-8, in what was, essentially, a game the Lady Tamaraws would gain nothing from as far as positioning is concerned.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more