Tottenham fans FUMING as VAR denies penalty for Lascelles ‘rugby tackle’

first_imgTOTTENHAM fans were fuming on Twitter after VAR denied them a penalty during their 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle today.Harry Kane had broken into the penalty area tracked by Jamaal Lascelles when the Magpies’ centre-half lost his footing and fell at the feet of Kane.1 Bitter Spurs fans were fuming online after VAR denied Harry Kane a penalty for a ‘rugby tackle’ by Jamaal LascellesCredit: AFP or licensorsWhile there was contact made, the England striker appeared to lean into the sprawling defender to ensure he was touched before he went crashing to the turf.Flamboyant ref Mike Dean waved play on and his decision was met with wild protestations from fans inside the ground.PROTESTATIONSBut – amid protests from Spurs’ players – the next time the ball went out of play, Dean held play up while the VAR was checking whether or not it should have been a pen.Replays were shown and after a short delay, the message flashed up that the no penalty decision had been upheld.And while opinion was split online, many bitter Spurs fans were fuming with the decision.One tweeted: “VAR too scared to overrule the on field refs all weekend.”They might as well not bother, the Chelsea and United games yesterday were a joke and now a rugby tackle on Kane is fine too?”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleWhile another added: “VAR has had a shocker today. Two definite penalties not given. Lascelles with a blatant rugby tackle to Kane.”But Harry Lewis did not see what all the fuss was about and tweeted: “Rugby tackle? Watch it back lad, didn’t touch him Kane jumped on the floor. Blame Kane for missing the ball and blame Moura for missing an open goal.”Many called for a pen but one wonders how severe the protests would have been if Spurs weren’t trailing at home to a club in the middle of a crisis.He literally throws himself into Kane like a rugby tackle 😂😂😂😂Get your salt out of here.— The Amakhosi (@TheAmakhosi) August 25, 2019 #VAR and the clueless folks sat in their booth with their million screens !!If they can’t decipher that last week’s City goal WAS a Goal And that this … Kane was taken out by a Rugby tackle … Yet …What is the point of the farce ?? #Tottenham— Sully (@Sulsters_inc) August 25, 2019 Booked joelinton? Rugby tackle? Watch it back lad, didn’t touch him Kane jumped on the floor. Blame Kane for missing the ball, blame moura for missing an open goal lmao— Harry (@AfcHqrry) August 25, 2019last_img read more

UG to establish 1st Diaspora Engagement Centre

first_img– preparing to host inaugural Diaspora Conference in JulyThe University of Guyana (UG) will be hosting its inaugural Diaspora Engagement Conference (DEC) next month, and one of the major highlights of the six-day event will be a proposal for the establishment of a local Diaspora Centre.The conference is expected to provide a platform for fine-tuning a strategy that will outline the way forward to establish the first Caribbean Diaspora Engagement Centre.This project is being spearheaded by UG, and according to Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith, the concept paper will be distributed and discussed at the conference, scheduled for July 23rd to 28th.Mexican Ambassador Ivan Roberto Sierra-Medel; UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith and UG official, Dr Fitzgerald Yaw at Thursday’s press conference“The idea is to enable a permanent entity that can facilitate a variety of things over time. One of the things that we’re looking to have that entity facilitate is linkages between university and the diaspora; Guyana beyond the university and the diaspora,” he stated.The Centre is expected to institutionalise engagement in research, outreach and talent management, among other things.“(It) will facilitate maintenance of a talent databank. We, for example, have Guyanese across the world, including in Antarctica, but we don’t have a central database of where the talent is, and who’s interested in doing what. One of the things we will be asking the centre to do is to manage that,” Professor Griffith said.To this end, the Vice Chancellor outlined that those discussions on the concept paper that will be held during the conference will pave the way forward in terms of both the structure and mission of the centre.He added that conversations on funding for the Diaspora Centre have already commenced with several organisations, including the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). “I don’t want to say much more than that, but it will be an opportunity for the University of Guyana to extend partnerships across Guyana and the rest of the world,” the UG Vice Chancellor stated.Professor Griffith added that other matters, such as location and directorship, will be determined down the line.In the meanwhile, it was noted that this centre will not be duplicating the function of the Diaspora Unit within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but the two will work alongside each other to create synergies.In fact, Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives at UG, Dr Fitzgerald Yaw, pointed out that the conference will be a platform for Government to talk about its own diaspora engagement strategy.“Right now, a Cabinet sub-committee is reviewing a Government of Guyana Diaspora Engagement Strategy. We had actually asked Government to officially launch that strategy at the conference… but they will definitely be talking about that Diaspora Engagement Strategy at the conference,” the UG official said.Dr Yaw further posited that with Guyana having significant political division, it is felt that such a centre at UG is a good location to have the diaspora work together towards developing this country without any political influence or interference.It is anticipated that the Diaspora Engagement Centre will be established and operational on a phased basis from September.On the other hand, the six-day conference will be held at the Ramada Princess Hotel under the theme: “Dreaming Diaspora Engagement, Doing Diaspora Engagement”. It is expected that some 150 participants from within and outside of Guyana will attend.The conference will be focused on two main overreaching pillars: human, social and entrepreneurship development; and diaspora philanthropy, diplomacy and educational engagement.At the press conference on Thursday, Vice Chancellor Griffith noted that this event will not be a traditional conference. There will be a mixture of both local and diaspora speakers, as well as presentations from politicians, businessmen and academics.“We’re spending a week doing a variety of things, only two days of which are the traditional conversations. But those conversations are not only by academics. We have businessmen, civic society, diplomats, government and political officials as part of the mix,” the Vice Chancellor noted.The academic conversations will focus on issues such as international and regional migration policies and experiences, cultural identity dynamics, financial transfers and remittances, role and contribution of hometown associations, diaspora trade and investments, and tourism.Moreover, coming out of the conference, the university is not only expecting monetary funding, but for Guyanese in the diaspora to open opportunities.“Part of it is monetary, part of it is non-monetary – its opening doors… So it’s how can diaspora Guyanese and non-Guyanese help to give not only financially, but time, talent, opening doors to help us connect, to help our students, our faculty, and help our university overall,” he stated.The conference will also feature a ‘Know Guyana Day’ with visits to several landmarks across the country, and will conclude with an investiture ceremony and a cultural extravaganza. The conference, which is the brain-child of the Vice Chancellor, has received support from the business community as well as several government ministries and agencies. The Mexican Embassy is also a major supporter of UG.Persons wanting to participate in the conference can sign up online at http//diasporaconference.uog.edu.gy/.last_img read more

Championship round-up: Norwich thrash Blackburn as Forest edge new boys Burton

first_img1 Blackburn 1-4 NorwichJacob Murphy scored Norwich’s first goal of the season after 12 minutes in what became a nightmare managerial debut for Owen Coyle. Wes Hoolahan doubled the lead just five minutes later, with Cameron Jerome finishing off a well-work team goal to make it 3-0 to the visitors before the 25 minute mark. Hoolahan then turned provider, setting up Steven Naismith for the fourth goal of the game in the second half. Anthony Stokes did net a debut goal for the hosts, but it was nothing more than a consolation goal in what was a horror start for Coyle at Ewood Park.Nottingham Forest 4-3 Burton AlbionChampionship debutants Burton failed to enjoy a dream start in the second tier, losing to Nottingham Forest despite putting in a spirited performance. The hosts lost goalkeeper Dorus de Vries through injury early in the game, although they managed to take the lead – Britt Assombalonga grabbing the first goal of Philippe Montanier’s managerial reign. However, Lucas Akins equalised four minutes later, before Lloyd Dyer put the Brewers in front with a fine left-footed finish. Thomas Lam restored parity just before the break, and Oliver Burke restored the hosts lead early in the second period. The hosts then took the game beyond Burton, with goalscorers Burke and Assombalonga combining for the latter to grab his second, and Forest’s fourth, of the game. Tom Naylor scored a third for Burton, but they were unable to net the equalising goal before the final whistle blew.Rotherham 2-2 WolvesAlan Stubbs and Walter Zenga were facing off in their managerial debuts for their new clubs, and it was the latter who was dealt the first blow. Danny Ward headed Rotherham in front inside the opening 10 minutes, before Will Vaulks grabbed a second for the hosts with a screamer on the 20 minute mark. George Saville managed to reduce the deficit on the cusp of half-time, but Dominic Iorfa was shown a red card early in the second period to truly put the pressure on the visitors. However, they fought back to equalise, recent arrival Jon Dadi Bodvarsson netting the tying goal. The 10-men of Wolves managed to hold on to claim a point, with Zenga’s men putting in an impressive showing after going two goals behind.Bristol City 2-1 WiganBobby Reid scored an injury time winner for Bristol City, as they started the season with a home win over Championship new boys Wigan. Alex Gilbey scored the Latics’ first goal of the season following their return to the second tier, but Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham scrambled the ball home to equalise in the second half. Reid then secured all three points for the hosts, deflecting Gary O’Neil’s attempt past Adam Bogdan in the Wigan goal.Huddersfield 2-1 BrentfordElias Kachunga netted the first goal of the season for Huddersfield as David Wagner’s men started the campaign with a win over Brentford. The Terriers loanee headed home Tommy Smith’s cross early in the second half to hand the hosts the lead, but the visitors pulled level through Nico Yennaris. However, there was not parity for long, as Kasey Palmer netted the winner for Huddersfield with his debut goal having signed on loan from Chelsea over the summer.Ipswich Town 4-2 BarnsleyGrant Ward enjoyed a dream debut for Ipswich following his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur, netting a hat-trick in just 45 minutes in a resounding win over Barnsley. Coming on at half-time, Ward scored with his first touch, although the lead was short-lived, as Conor Hourihane equalised just three minutes later. Ward put the hosts back ahead shortly after, and a David McGoldrick penalty extended the lead further just after the 60 minute mark. Marley Watkins headed home a Hourihane delivery to reduce the lead, but the former Spurs youngster put the result beyond all doubt with his hat-trick goal in the final 10 minutes.Reading 1-0 PrestonJaap Stam celebrated a win in his managerial debut at the Madejski Stadium, as Reading beat Preston 1-0 to open their campaign. Summer signing from Chelsea John Swift grabbed the opening goal in the first half, and the hosts managed to hold on for all three points with a solid performance.Birmingham 0-0 CardiffAn entertaining game only ended as a scoreless draw due to impressive goalkeeping performances from Tomasz Kusczak and David Marshall. The former kept Peter Whittingham out brilliantly, whilst Frederic Gounongbe also missed an open goal for the visitors in the first half. Marshall then earned his stripes in the second period, making solid saves from Diego Fabbrini and Jack Storer.Derby 0-0 BrightonTwo teams expected to be fighting for promotion this season could only start the campaign with a bore draw at the iPro Stadium. The visitors had more chances, but Tom Ince had the best opportunity of the game, forcing a fine point-black save from Albion goalkeeper David Stockdale in the opening stages. Tomer Hemed twice tested Scott Carson, but the Rams did enough to earn a point in Nigel Pearson’s managerial debut. talkSPORT brings you all the details of Saturday’s Championship action last_img read more

Inmate killed in Pitchess riot

first_img Latino and African-American inmates were segregated into separate facilities after the fighting was quelled, officials said. “The inmates themselves are somewhat traumatized and they will want to get back into the usual form of living,” Baca said. No deputies were injured. Baca said he plans to talk to American Civil Liberties Union representatives and other officials about whether some form of segregation is tolerable in lessening interracial violence in jails. “If there’s any better ideas, I’d love to hear about it,” Baca said. The fighting broke out about 3:20 p.m. Saturday in two cellblocks in the 8,200-inmate complex’s newest section, the North County Correctional Facility, dedicated in 1990. The facility holds up to 3,800 inmates, both men serving sentences for lesser offenses and those awaiting trials or sentencing on more serious crimes. Brawls broke out repeatedly at Pitchess during the 1990s and the first part of this decade. Fights between inmates or between small groups of inmates are fairly common, but this brawl was distinguished by the hundreds of inmates involved, officials said. “This could be described as one of our larger ones,” Baca said. The earlier brawls were sometimes premeditated attacks, but officials said others broke out over concerns that may seem trivial to outsiders: an African- American sitting at a “Latino” dining table, or a Latino using a telephone the African-Americans considered theirs. The biggest Pitchess riot was in 1996, involving some 2,500 men and injuring close to 200 over three days. In 2003, Los Angeles County officials agreed to pay $725,000 to an African-American inmate who was stabbed 21 times and whose head was bashed onto a concrete floor, putting him in a wheelchair for life, during a 2000 melee involving about 60 inmates in a dormitory. The 2000 brawl erupted when Latino prisoners sought retaliation against African-American inmates for an incident at another jail. Large brawls also occurred along racial lines in 2002. In one of them, more than 260 inmates fought at the North County Correctional Facility in what officials said was a planned attack in four dormitories. Deputies stopped that fighting in about 10 minutes. Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Los Angeles County jails are subject both to racial tensions and to street-gang rivalry, officials said. “The same thing that is going on out in the streets, when you have an enclosed environment it just compounds it,” said Sam Jones, the Sheriff’s Department custody chief. The Pitchess inmate who was killed was African-American, described by officials as a 45-year-old registered sex offender. His name was not immediately released. Most injured inmates suffered blunt-force trauma, some from being hit by beds and other objects thrown from the two-story cellblocks’ upper walkways. About 200 inmates were seriously involved in the fighting, while about 2,000 total threw objects and otherwise caused trouble for guards. CASTAIC – More than 200 inmates battled Saturday as the worst rioting in at least four years broke out at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s massive Pitchess Detention Center. One inmate was killed and 46 were injured, 20 seriously, before guards – reinforced by 200 law enforcement officers brought in from around Los Angeles County – quelled the fighting with the help of tear gas, “sting balls” that spray tiny rubber pellets and flash-bang grenades. “The inmates need to know who’s really in charge, once a disturbance like this occurs,” Sheriff Lee Baca said. Baca said the riot is believed to have started with Latino inmates attacking African-Americans in retaliation for the stabbing two days earlier of a Latino gang member by an African-American gang member at Men’s Central Jail downtown. last_img read more

BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY BLAZE TEAMS IN EXCELLENT FORM

first_imgBLAZE BASKETBALL CLUB NOTESBlaze u16 girls welcomed Glenties basketball club to the convent. Blaze started off very strong and scored 27 points in the opening quarter to take an early lead. Blaze pushed the ball on the fast break and rebounded very well to maintain their lead throughout the game.Blaze scorers were led by Katherine Kelly on 15 points and Eilis Dolan on 10 points but it was an all round team game with all 9 players getting on the scoresheet. Glenties Sarah Harkin finished on 20 points followed closely by Danielle Mc Devitt on 19 points.Blaze u16 girls development team played Mulroy Hoops on Friday in what ended as a great battle for the two teams. Blaze started off well but it was a second quarter scoring spree that had them leading by 11 at half time. Mulroy came out fighting in the 3rd quarter and cut into Blaze’s lead and only trailed by 4 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. The battle continued in the final quarter and Blaze managed to finish the game out and win by 4 points. Cliodhna Harvey and Sinead Doherty led the scoring for Blaze and Lauren Carr was on form for Mulroy Hoops.U14 boys had a weekend of games playing 3 in total over Sat/Sun. Their first game was away against Tyrone Towers where they won 33-25. They played the return leg of this as time is running out for games on Sun. They again took the win at 56-23 and then later in the day the boys played Donegal Town BC and got the hat trick by again winning 56-39. Everyone played really well and the boys deserved their wins. U18 Girls played away on Sunday in PEC Belfast v Queens. They came away winners 68 to 55.U12 boys travelled to Abbey Vocational school gym Donegal town on Sunday 21st Feb for their last North-west blitz before the finals in early March.They recorded 3/3 wins, albeit one being a forfeit over Sligo. Great team play was the key and with every game the boys are improving both individually and collectively.They beat Ballyshannon and Donegal comprehensively with their fast break game dominating.It looks they will meet Ballyshannon again in the final with 2 wins apiece in the 4 competitive games so far.BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY BLAZE TEAMS IN EXCELLENT FORM was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Blaze Basketball club noteslast_img read more

PRAYERS IN DONEGAL AS CONDITION OF NURSE PAULINE CAFFERKEY DETERIORATES

first_imgNurse Pauline Cafferkey whose family are from Co Donegal.A SCOTTISH nurse diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Glasgow from Sierra Leone is in a critical condition, health chiefs have said today.Pauline Cafferkey has strong Donegal links and is a cousin of former Ireland goalie Packie Bonner.In a statement, Royal Free Hospital in north London said Pauline’s condition had deteriorated and she was now considered critical. Trained nurse Ms Cafferkey, aged 39 and from Glasgow, had agreed to blood plasma treatment and an experimental anti-viral drug, despite a lack of proof that it worked.In a statement on its website, the hospital said: “[We are] sorry to announce that the condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days and is now critical.”Pauline’s late grandmother was Annie Cafferkey (nee Sharkey) and she was a sister of Packie Bonner’s mum Gracie.   PRAYERS IN DONEGAL AS CONDITION OF NURSE PAULINE CAFFERKEY DETERIORATES was last modified: January 3rd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CafferkeyebolaNURSEPaulineSharkeylast_img read more

Arsenal target first away win of 2018 as Liverpool travel to the John Smith’s stadium

first_imgSead Kolasinac was on terget for the Gunners when they defeated Swansea 2-1 early this season.Swansea City vs ArsenalLiberty Stadium10:45pmReferee: Lee MasonArsenal will travel to the Liberty stadium in Wales searching for their first three points on the road since the turn of the year.The Gunners have so far failed to win away to West Brom and Bournemouth with whom they drew 1-1 and lost 1-2 respectively this calendar year.The build up to the Swansea game has been dominated by news that a deal has been struck between the North Londoners and German side Borrusia Dortmund over the potential signing of Gabonese captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang by Arsenal but new recruite Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be hoping that he can make his debut for Arsene Wenger’s side after sealing a move from Manchester United last week.The gunners will still be without Danny Welback and Santi Cazorla who are still out injured but French striker Olivier Giroud who is also subject to speculation linking him to rivals Chelsea has recovered from a Hamstring injury and is fit to play if called upon.Swansea will be without Renato Sanchez who suffered a hamstring injury in the FA Cup draw at Notts County but defender Federico Fernandez has recovered from a Nose injury sustained in the same fixture and expected to play today.The appointment of Portuguese manager Carlos Carvalhal has seen Swansea build momentum of late and have lost only one of the seven matches he has been at the helm.With Arsenal’s inconsistency coupled by Swansea’s recent resurgence, it will be a mouth watering fixture when from the start but the fact that Arsenal have won all the last three fixtures between the two sides including a 2-1 win at the Emirates earlier this season, the Gunners will be confident they can get the desired three points to improve their Champions League aspirations.Hammers’ captain Mark Noble is one of two players returning when West Ham host Palace tonight.West Ham vs Crystal PalaceLondon Stadium10:45pmNeil SwarbrickWest ham and crystal Palace are two teams that have got their fair share of injury issues with many first team players in the treatment room coming into this game.West Ham are expected to give new signing Joao Mario his debut tonight but will still be without Pedro Obiang, Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carrol, Jose Fonte and Edmilson Fernandes for the game.The good news for the Hammers is that Captain Mark Noble and Michel Antonio will be returning from injury but Arthur Maswaku who is on a six match ban is still unavailable.For Palace, they will be boosted by the return I the trip of Muhamadou Sakho, Joel Ward and Yohan Cabaye but will still be without Jeffery Schulupp and Ruben Loftus-Cheek plus new signings Erdal Rapik and Jaroslaw Jach.With eleven teams still likely to be in the relegation fight this season, the matches between those teams may prove pivotal in the race to remain in the lucrative Premier league.Tuesday’s encounter between The Hammers and Palace is one of those game as the teams are separated by only a point.West Ham come into the fixture having not lost in any of their last five meetings with Palace but have won at home only once in the last five against Roy Hodgson’s men.With the other teams in the dog fight keeping close tabs with the proceedings at the London stadium, non of the two will want to go from the meeting empty handed meaning that a thriller may be on the cards tonight.Huddersfield Town vs LiverpoolJohn Smith’s Stadium11:00PmReferee:Liverpool head into their first top flight meeting at Huddersfield Town for the first in 46 years on the back of two successive loses in all competitions and with fears of losing two consecutive league games this seasons.Jurgen Klopp’s team lots their last league game 1-0 at Swansea before a humiliating 3-2 elimination from the FA Cup at the hands of lowly West Bromwich Albion.Having spent £75 million on Van Dirjk at the start of the year, Liverpool’s defensive issues seem far from sorted as the team has conceded five goals in the three games the Dutch captain has started.Van Dirjk has so far failed to cub Liverpool’s defensive issuesHuddersfield will hope to take advantage in the recent bad form exhibited by Liverpool as David Wagner’s men look to end a run of six games without a win and losing three in the process.Huddersfield may have to do without midfielder Danny Williams who was substituted on Saturday in their FA Cup draw with Birmingham City carrying a dead leg but Terence Kongolo is expected to feature after overcoming a slight knock.Liverpool will still n without defender Ragner Klavan and midfielder Adam Lallana who are still injured but are boosted by the fact that captain Jordan Henderson played close to 30 minutes against West Brom on the weekend and is likely to start tonight.The romantics between Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner will have to be out on hold for 90 minutes as both team seek three points for different reasons.The Kops seem to re-ignite their Champions league spot push as Huddersfield who are only two points above relegation seek to boost their chances of survival.Commentslast_img read more

Top 10 Online Small Business Collaboration Tools

first_imgWith the growing number of online services, it’s becoming more economical for small business to rely on web-based tools rather than expensive enterprise software. Not too long ago we brought you 5 Web Apps To Keep Your Startup Organized, and now the website Business Pundit has released their top 10 list of online collaboration tools for small businesses.Call it Web 2.0, or Enterprise 2.0; the fact of the matter is that online services just make more sense for businesses on a budget. Because these software platforms are web-based, users can use any computer to access them at work, at home or even on the road. They eliminate the need for expensive software and fewer IT employees are required for setup, updates and patches to systems. Considering these benefits of online tools, Business Pundit’s list of collaborative services is an excellent resource for startups and small businesses looking to save some cash while still getting things done as efficiently as possible.Topping their list is OfficeMedium, a service we profiled last fall which provides a wide variety of collaborative features wrapped up in an elegantly designed interface. With live chat, user profiles, polls and calendars, OfficeMedium is a social collaboration network for your company. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… While the service is relatively inexpensive with monthly costs of just $6 per person and $1 per gigabyte of storage, you may be disappointed by a lack of mobile application and developer API if your company is constantly on-the-go. Coming in just behind OfficeMedium is Basecamp, a service that we use daily here at ReadWriteWeb and which made our top 5 list of organization apps for startups. While the two services are more or less functionally comparable, Business Pundit puts Basecamp in second place due to its less-than-thrilling (though customizable) interface design and a few functionality gripes. For the mobile business, Basecamp’s API has allowed for over a dozen mobile applications, which could be a feature that makes it the #1 choice.Rounding out the rest of the top 5 are CubeTree, WizeHive and SocialText – three powerful web applications which were deprived of the top spot by a few lacking features, design problems and ease-of-use issues. The remainder of the top 10 includes CentralDesktop, Onehub, PBWorks, Zoho Projects and Socialcast.What do you think? Is there a better business collaboration tool out there that was left off of Business Pundit’s list? Or would you rank one of these apps higher than another? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments.Photo by Flickr user wonderferret. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market chris cameron A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

Resource Discovery: Therapeutic Children’s Book for Understanding PTSD

first_imgBy Christina Herron & Kacy Mixon, PhDKastle Books [Why Is Dad So Mad?, March 2015]We’ve discussed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) prevalence and effects on couples in regards to Military Families. This week’s featured resource is one that parents and professionals working the military families can use with younger children struggling with understanding their parents PTSD.Why is Dad So Mad? uses the point of view of a mother and child, with the mother helping her child wrap their mind around his military father’s struggle with PTSD. It illustrates the father’s PTSD symptoms of flashbacks, yelling/anger, lack of sleep and forgetfulness. The book helps explain PTSD to the child and reassures the child that his dad still loves him very much no matter how different he acts.“Just know that both Mom and Dad LOVE YOU and EACH OTHER more than anything. Sometimes life isn’t perfect, but we are a family and we will stick together and LOVE each other forever.”Seth Kastle is a retired Military Veteran with 16 years of service. He wrote the book, Why is Dad So Mad?, to help explain his PTSD to his children. Kastle was motivated to write the book after discovering a lack of resources for servicemen to utilize when explaining their PSTD symptoms to children. He is in the process of writing his second book, Why is Mom So Mad? to help mothers explain service related medical disorders to their children. Kastle lives in Kansas with his wife and children. He is currently a Professor of Leadership at Fort Hays State University.This post was written by Christina Herron & Kacy Mixon, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Pinterest for Professionals? Say Hello to Icebergs

first_imgSave and share your inspiration from across the web and your own personal computer with Icebergs.Sharing your creative inspiration can sometimes be daunting, but with Icebergs you can now say goodbye to the limitations of Pinterest and other similar inspiration sites. Icebergs sets itself apart by it’s team collaboration approach to saving photos, videos, links, or text (using their intuitive and unique browser plug-in to share from any site on the web).Icebergs also has a drag and drop feature that allows users to take files from their personal computer and place them on their Iceberg (board). In this regard, Icebergs works a lot like a file transfer system like Dropbox or Google Drive. Once uploaded, fellow project collaborators can view, comment and download the file.Iceberg delivers on many fronts: it’s easy to use just like Pinterest, perfect for project collaboration and has a sleek design that isn’t distracting or boring. Icebergs has three profile options for any price-point from free for a single user, $9.99 a month for a pro user, and $49.99 a month for a team. You can learn more about Icebergs from the video below or their website.What collaboration tools are you using day-to-day in you work?Share in the comments below!last_img read more