Cameron embraces groundbreaking role with Sporting KC

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Cameron’s new job with Sporting — she started last month — comes as women are taking on greater roles in pro soccer in the United States and abroad. And not just with women’s teams.Two women — Kathy Carter and former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo — are among the eight candidates running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Only four countries — Liberia, Turks and Caicos, Burundi, and Sierra Leone — have ever elected a woman to head their soccer federation.Chan Yuen-ting became the first female coach to lead a men’s team to a title in a top-flight league in 2016 when she guided Eastern Sports Club to the Hong Kong Premier League championship.Corinne Diacre served as manager (coach) of a second-division French men’s team, Clermont Foot, for several years until becoming head coach of the French women’s national team in the run-up to the 2019 Women’s World Cup.And last year the Bundesliga’s Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female referee in a top-flight European league. There were a record seven female officials at the men’s under-17 World Cup in India last year.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Towns’ near triple-double pushes Wolves past Knicks Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carter, who is on leave from her position as president of Major League Soccer’s marketing subsidiary, Soccer United Marketing, had high praise for Cameron. Carter noted that there aren’t all that many women in the sport’s boardrooms, but they’re even rarer on the technical side of the sport.“I think Meghan is going to get out there and build on uncharted territory, but I think she’s up to the task,” Carter said.Cameron’s current job has been the culmination of a life in soccer. Cameron was a standout at Rutgers — Vermes is also an alum — and was on the 2002 Scarlet Knights team that reached the Sweet 16.“I played soccer since I was 3, so it’s always been a passion of mine. It’s been kind of a piece of who I am. I played soccer at Rutgers but unfortunately my career was cut short and I only got to play three seasons because of injury,” she said. “So at that time I kind of reevaluated and thought, there’s a different way for the sport to be a part of me, and that was working in the front office.”She worked for eight years as senior manager in player relations in the MLS league offices. Her job was to help teams manage rosters and budgets, while also approving player acquisitions and trades. But she also had a hand in non-financial duties, like youth coaching initiatives and the league’s Rookie Symposium.“For a long time I’ve been the only female in the room. And it has never been an issue for me. I’ve had the respect of everyone around me, and I respect them. I think as long as you can handle yourself, and it doesn’t matter that you’re female, you’ll get the respect that you deserve,” she said. “As more women move through the ranks and into positions like coaches, it won’t be, ‘Oh, they’ve got a female coach,’ it will be, ‘Oh, they’ve got a new coach.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Her role will move into another uncharted area for a woman in MLS: She’ll evaluate prospective players for Vermes, as well as for the Swope Park Rangers and the organization’s academy.“Peter Vermes just called me,” the longtime MLS front office executive said about her new job’s genesis. “Obviously it’s humbling to be the first. But for me it doesn’t matter if I’m the first or the last or the 101st. Peter called me to do a job, it wasn’t because I’m a female. He knew what I could bring to the table. I do hope this opens the doors for others moving on, but I don’t consider myself a trailblazer. I’m just doing a job.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLike all coaches, Cameron said Vermes has specific ideas about player characteristics and qualities. Cameron will be working with Director of Player Personnel Brian Bliss.“The plan is that I’ll be learning what it is in each position that they’re looking for in players so that I can assist in the scouting side as well,” she said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, Meghan Cameron, Sporting Kansas City’s assistant director of player personnel, poses for a photograph at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Cameron is settling into her job at Sporting, the first woman to manage player contracts, salary budget, and acquisitions for a Major League Soccer team. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Meghan Cameron didn’t go out looking to break barriers. Instead, Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes came to her.Cameron is settling into her job as assistant director of player personnel with Sporting, the first woman to manage player contracts, salary budget, and acquisitions for a Major League Soccer team.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

Rice edges Arif and Dirtbags

first_imgTexas native Omar Arif returned to his home state and retired nine in a row into the seventh, for his longest career outing, but was the hard luck loser, as No. 20 Long Beach State lost 2-1 to No. 6 Rice in Houston on Sunday. The Dirtbags had the game-tying run thrown out at the plate in the ninth to end the series, as pinch runner TJ Mittelstaedt was thrown out by a step at home following a bloop single by Allen Woods with two outs. Rice (5-4) won the three-game series 2-1. Mittelstaedt pinch-hit with two outs and worked a walk and was going with the 3-2 pitch to Woods. He was sent home after center fielder Tyler Henley bobbled the ball. Arif (1-2) struck out three and gave up just two runs on three hits. The Mesquite, Texas, native pitched six and two-thirds innings, using just 80 pitches to shut down the Owls. The Dirtbags (5-4) return home for a mini three-game jaunt, hosting UCLA on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., before hosting California for an abbreviated two-game series on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Rice 2, Dirtbags 1Tuesday: vs. UCLA Blair Field, 6:30 p.m. last_img read more

Bill would aid local identity theft cases

first_imgGLENDALE – Although mail theft is a federal crime, a bill unveiled Wednesday would also criminalize it in California as a way to combat identity theft. As they unveiled the proposed legislation at Glendale Police Department headquarters, Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, and Mayor Rafi Manoukian said they each had been recent victims of identity theft. “California is a state that has not had criminal laws that keep pace with this crime, which has become an epidemic,” Frommer said. “And today we’re here to send a message to these criminals who are making millions rummaging through our mail boxes and our trash cans: The jig is up.” The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says it is hard-pressed to keep up with mail thieves in California. When local police catch thieves going through people’s mail, the crooks can usually be prosecuted only for possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The measure posed by Frommer would make it easier for authorities to charge mail thieves with a felony. AB 2886 also would allow a suspect to be prosecuted in the county where the victim lives, rather than only in the location where the crime occurred. Glendale residents reported more than 500 cases of identity theft last year. California had 45,175 victims of identity theft in 2005, which is the third-highest amount per capita of any state. “None of us are immune from this growing problem,” said Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams. “It’s going to be a challenge of the decade for law enforcement.” Manoukian said he recently discovered that someone used his bank account to make $1,300 in purchases in San Diego and Chula Vista. And Frommer said someone bought $1,000 worth of merchandise in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach stores using his credit card number. AB 2886 is expected to come before the Assembly Public Safety Committee for a vote in mid-April. last_img read more

South Africa’s Beerhouse has 99 bottles of beer

first_imgThe founder-owner of the South African restaurant, Beerhouse, aims to have 20 outlets across the country by 2020. The third venue, in Pretoria, opened in November.The Beerhouse on Long Street in Cape Town is on the ’21 Best Beer Bars in the World’ list compiled by online lifestyle magazine Thrillist. (Image: Beerhouse, Facebook)Melissa JavanA German who fell in love with South Africa opened his third South African Beerhouse in Centurion, Pretoria in November 2016; it will not be his last. Randolf Jorberg, founder of the restaurant, says he aims to have 20 Beerhouse outlets in the country by 2020.Each Beerhouse serves 99 types of bottled beer, each on display, which the restaurant calls its “99 bottles of beer on the wall”. Each also has 25 taps, although the taps are not all for beer. There are also spirits on tap – the Centurion Beerhouse has gone bigger, with 30 taps.“[A total of] 80% of the beer we sell is South African,” says Jorberg. “Where there is no local equivalent, we import beer. We are importing less and less.”Earlier this month, the Beerhouse received the Rosetta Award 2016 for service excellence from the Restaurant Association of South Africa:Jorberg says he had more than 30 staff members when the first Beerhouse opened in Cape Town in August 2013. “Now we have 163 staff members in the three shops.” The Fourways, Johannesburg venue opened in July 2014 and the Centurion venue opened on 25 November this year.A South African love affairRandolf Jorberg, owner of the Beerhouse. (Image: OM Business Bash, Facebook)He fell in love with South Africa regardless of the beer, says Jorberg. “I decided to live here and to have a business. That’s how the idea of a beerhouse came.“This is the business I want to drive forward. I love the diversity of South Africa. I want that diversity represented at every Beerhouse.”The Beerhouse has a specific beginning. Jorberg recalls that he and his pregnant girlfriend, Varnia, were sitting in a beer bar in Heidelberg in Germany when the idea sparked. On 2 April 2012, he writes on his website, “Varnia (then pregnant) and I were sitting and discussing the various available beers, their stories and wondering why no similar place existed in Cape Town.“Quick market research through text messages and Facebook followed and we realised that there might indeed be a gap in the South African market. Thanks to the pregnancy, we went back to the hotel quite early that evening and I reserved the most obvious domain name, created a brand new Facebook page, invited Capetonian friends and started posting, before going to bed.“Just a few days after the birth of our daughter it happened: Varnia’s uncle told us that some of his rugby mates had asked him whether he had heard about these mavericks who were planning to open a beer bar with more than 40 different beers and they mentioned my name,” says Jorberg.“Shortly thereafter, the beer blogger Joakim had written about us, although we had no location, no experience in the hospitality industry – we did nothing but promise beer variety…”He realised it wasn’t only friends and family who liked the idea, Jorberg says. “We had planted an idea in people’s minds and they actually really wanted a beer bar with 40+ different beers.”The original Beerhouse opened on Cape Town’s famed Long Street in 2013. (Image: Beerhouse, Facebook)A few days after signing the contract for the venue at 223 Long Street, they still had no real plan how to open a bar, but were ready to spread the word.“We printed blue Beerbar T-shirts and visited the Cape Town Festival of Beer, where we met all the brewers. They are now our best partners for the first time and we also found our vision: give our guests at the Beerhouse a 365-day-a-year beer festival experience and be the tasting room for the South African craft beer industry.”Jorberg says although the Beerhouse did not start the craft beer revolution, it is driving it forward.The Beerhouse experienceThere are 99 bottles of beer on the wall and over 20 taps in every Beerhouse. (Image: Beerhouse, Facebook)A Beerhouse experience of which clients can be part is the “Meet the Brewer” events. This is a food and beer pairing of three courses. Handcrafted food is paired with different drinks on a special menu.“Meet the Brewer” is aimed at giving local micro-breweries a podium, explains the Beerhouse site. “However, we do have an inclusive menu that has a range of international treats from 13 different countries.”Jorberg adds: “Nearly every day we have a mini beer festival. Customers can also formally meet the brewer who hand delivers the beers daily.”The Beerhouse tries to find the perfect beer for each of its customers, explains Jorberg. “We are trying to convert many people who say ‘we don’t drink beer’ to ‘we do drink beer.’ People who come to the Beerhouse go away saying ‘I don’t like a larger but I like an ale.’”Watch AFK Travel show the variety of drinks and food sold at Beerhouse:Asked what beers stand out, Jorberg answers:Drifter Brewery – Stranded Coconut AleBig Trees Brewing – Mango BeerWoodstock Brewery – CalifornicatorThe last is a great example of the American West Coast India pale ale that is brewed locally and is exciting international tourists.Competing with the worldWhen it comes to beer, South Africa competes with the rest of the world, Jorberg says. “International tourists who visit the Beerhouse in Cape Town are usually blown away at the beer variety and the presentations we have. We take beer very seriously in our way.”And South Africans love beer, he adds. “The feedback we received (after opening the Centurion outlet) is good.” There are already regulars – people who have made the place their local hangout – at the Centurion Beerhouse. But there are also plenty of new customers.He believes that the variety of beer and the experience at the Beerhouse is a strong model. “The trust we have earned, the fact that you can find that local and global variety in one place – we are creating a destination people want to visit.”Beer for charityThe Beerhouse also runs a social responsibility initiative called #PintForAPurpose. “One of our general managers – who was a waiter first – suggested this initiative. We ask the brewers for free stock and raise money for a purpose,” says Jorberg.“Each #PintForAPurpose cycle we try to get 150 litres donated which gives us around R12 000 per cycle. We have made over R200 000 since we started the initiative.”The first cycle raised about R4 000, which went to a soup kitchen that fed approximately 60 people for lunch and dinner. Following that, the initiative contributed R10 000 towards buying non-perishables. This was distributed to various homes that were struggling financially.“Our next big project we did an eye screening for a school in Joe Slovo. We screened two grades, of which 67 children needed glasses. We also bought them the glasses and footed the bill for all the costs of transport, screening, glasses and scripts,” explains Jorberg.He says the most recent #PintForAPurpose was for a former employee, Joe Kanyona.Kanyona, a doorman, was murdered while at work in June last year. “Joe’s fund was to pay for his daughter’s school fees. His fund brought in about R30 000.”Sources: Beerhouse, Beer Revolution and The Randolf Jorberg Blog.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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GeoTour Spotlight: West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour (GT40)

first_img SharePrint RelatedWisconsin’s West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour (GT40)August 23, 2018In “Community”West Bend Four Seasons GeoTourSeptember 18, 2015In “GeoTours”Spokane History GeoTourJanuary 8, 2016In “Community” Location:West Bend, WisconsinFavorite Points:#421 Find out more about the West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour here.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img Along the Milwaukee River, you can see the backside of the old West Bend Brewing Company. WBGT 07: Lithia Brewery and Time Capsule is nearby too!Why the West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour is unique:In addition to hosting 1,500 geocaches in a 10-mile radius, West Bend is nestled in the beautiful Kettle Moraine State Forest. Here, you will find outstanding trails, picturesque parks, a historic downtown area, and three fascinating museums, including the new Museum of Wisconsin Art.WBGT 16: The Ice Age Trail will take you through breathtaking Kettle Moraine State Forest.Best time of year to visit:Summer is the best time to visit West Bend! Shop the historic downtown, stroll through the Sculpture Park, hop on a trail, or even plan an August visit during our annual geocaching mega event, the West Bend $1,000 Cache Ba$h! Discover interesting sculptures en route to WBGT 05: Sculpture WalkMust-see attractions:Don’t miss Regner Park — the beach is bustling in summer and in winter you’ll find ice skating, hockey and a warming house! Feel like a kid again on the playgrounds, explore the trails, pack a picnic or cool off at the Splash Pad! GC53G7K will take you there!WBGT 08: Regner Park is one of 20 stops on the West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour, a great way to spend a day in any season!Hidden gems only locals know about:Not only is the Frisby House (GC53BAT) a historic landmark, it’s also home to the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce! Stop in and learn about the city’s history, then get tips on the best places to shop and eat.Beautiful architecture and gardens at WBGT 01: Historic Frisby HousePrizes: Shop, dine and stay in West Bend to gain 25 points on your passport and earn a limited edition West Bend Four Seasons GeoCoin!The West Bend Four Seasons GeoCoin (Front)The West Bend Four Seasons GeoCoin (Back)What Geocachers are saying about West bend Four Seasons GeoTour:TFTC… After 500 miles of driving, I have arrived at my destination… West Bend, Wisconsin for the geocaching Mega event!!! So happy to be here! — Geodude1222A local geocacher logging a smiley at WBGT 04: Art and TrainsAttending the West Bend GeoBash and finding the caches for the GeoTour. Each cache was an insight into the history of West Bend and area. My favorite type of caches when going to a new area of caches. TFTC — TatortottThe boardwalk is a “bit overgrown on your way to WBGT 17: An Electric FirstI was so happy I was able to complete the Geotour this year! Thanks for all the quality hides! This one was a little tricky and deserves a fav point! — geocachingvloggerlast_img read more

How to Create a Zolly Warp Effect in After Effects + Free Preset Download

first_imgHave any tips for creating a Faux Zolly Effect in Adobe After Effects? Share in the comments below. Download the FREE Zolly Warp After Effects PresetTo download the free Zolly Warp effect preset mentioned in the tutorial above, simply click the following download button.Download FREE Zolly Effect PresetThe Keys to Creating your Zolly Warp EffectThe following points can help when you create your Zolly Warp preset with Adobe After Effects:Apply the Transform effect directly to your footage and set the scale between 140 to 160.Adjust the keyframe velocity so you get a nice speed-ramp bell curve visible in the graph editor.Apply the Optics Compensation effect, and be sure not to set the field of view too high.Highlight all of your keyframes, and then click the “post it” note at the bottom of the Effects & Presets panel to save it as a preset. Learn how to create a Dolly-Zoom “Zolly” Warp in Adobe After Effects with this video tutorial. Plus, download the free preset!Top image via Shutterstock.In this tutorial, we are going to create a faux zolly warp effect using a few native effects in Adobe After Effects. I recently saw this effect used quite a few times in DJI’s new DJI Goggles promotional video.It is a pretty visually appealing effect, and it looks great timed to music or SFX. We will also learn how to make this effect a preset so you can just drag and drop it on an clip, regardless of resolution.In case you’re wondering about the name, a Zolly is a zoom + dolly camera move that typically keeps the subject of the shot the same scale but compresses the field of view (background).Imagine the camera dollying backwards while zooming in. The “faux” aspect refers to the fact that we are imitating this movement by creating the effect in post.Ready? Let’s dive into the tutorial.last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid home crowds now at almost 25-year low

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid home crowds now at almost 25-year lowby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid home crowds are now at an almost 25-year low.Marca says attendances at the Santiago Bernabeu are dropping with a little over 55,000 watching the game with Rayo Vallecano.It is necessary to go way back to 1994 for a match when Real Madrid has such a poor attendance.Los Blancos have finished the year with a record of 63% victories at home.In total there have been 27 games with 17 victories, five draws and five defeats. last_img

10 months agoNorwich midfielder Jarvis: Maddison class for Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich midfielder Jarvis: Maddison class for Leicesterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City midfielder Matt Jarvis is delighted for James Maddison over his impact at Leicester City.Maddison left Norwich for Leicester last summer.Jarvis told The Sun: “I messaged him saying congratulations it’s fully deserved and he just needs to keep doing what he’s doing at the weekend.“I can’t see him not playing for England. If he continues to improve and do what he’s done then he definitely will.“He’s scoring goals, he’s making goals. I saw a stat about him, Eden Hazard and Wilfried Zaha being among the most-fouled players.“He’s always on the ball, getting things going for his team. He’s class.” last_img read more

Georgia 5-Star Wide Receiver Target Kyle Davis Is Very Excited About His Newest Bulldogs Twitter Follower

first_imgGeorgia wide receiver target Kyle Davis tweets about his newest Twitter follower Todd Gurley.Georgia Kyle DavisKyle Davis, a five-star wide receiver ranked the No. 1 player at his position in the 2016 class, has yet to make his college decision. Georgia seems to be in good shape, though. The 6-foot-1, 218-pound prospect out of Lawrenceville, Ga., recently got a new Twitter follower. That follower is a former Georgia Bulldog. And Davis is extremely excited about it. my heart just dropped— KD (@KDSZN) August 4, 2015If Davis gets that excited over getting followed by Todd Gurley, you’d think he’s probably going to end up playing for the star running back’s school. Most recruiting analysts believe Davis will end up at Georgia.last_img