Lanka’s Mendis gets six T20 wickets

first_imgSpinner Ajantha Mendis became the first bowler to take six wickets in a Twenty20 international on Monday to lead Sri Lanka to a sensational win against Australia in the second match and win the two-match series 2-0.Mendis had a spell of six for 16 to help Sri Lanka earn an eight-run win.Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 157-9 in 20 overs with Mahela Jayawardene hitting a crafty 86 at Pallekele International Stadium. In reply Australia managed just 149-9 in 20 overs.Australia appeared to be coasting having scored 71 runs by the sixth over, with Shane Watson hitting five sixes and six boundaries for 57 runs off just 24 balls, but Mendis pulled the hosts back into the game with three quick wickets.Mendis, who was dropped for this year’ tour of England, said he worked hard to win his place back. He said he tried to bowl line and length and do the variations right.”This is the result of that effort,” he said.Australia’s captain Cameron White was disappointed that the team let a likely win slip away.”It’s a shame that we got off to a flyer and let it off,” said White.Watson top-edged a ball for a high catch to Thisara Perera and David Warner (16) was dismissed in a spectacular fashion when Angelo Mathews threw back a ball into the field to stop himself from going over the line with the ball and conceding six runs . But Jayawardene was quick to catch the ball that deflected off Mathews’ hands.Shaun Marsh was out for a duck stumped by Kumar Sangakkara off Mendis. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled David Hussey to leave the visitors 75-4.advertisementWhite resisted with 39 runs only to see his partners deserting him at crucial moments.Mendis also bagged the wickets of Steven Smith (12), Brad Haddin (0) and Mitchell Johnson (7) to record the best bowling figures ever in the shortest form of cricket – surpassing Pakistan seamer Umar Gul’s five wickets for six runs recorded against New Zealand in 2009.Earlier Jayawardene hit a six and 12 boundaries during a 64-ball innings to propel the hosts to a competitive score. It was his sixth Twenty20 half-century.Australian seamers John Hastings and Brett Lee took three wickets apiece.Lee dismissed Sri Lankan skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan, who made 104 in the first match, for four runs. Dilshan was trapped lbw after he missed a straight delivery with the total on 23. Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal shared 43 runs before Chandimal (13) was caught and bowled by leg spinner Smith.Thisara Perera (9) one of the two changes in the team for the match, was caught by Watson at deep third-man off seamer Johnson.Jayawardene and Sangakkara combined for a useful 46-run stand for the fourth wicket. Sangakkara made 24 before being caught by White off Hastings.Hastings also bowled Jeevan Mendis (1) and Anjelo Mathews (5) to finish with best bowling figures 3-14. Lee returned 3-39.Sri Lanka made two changes to its side from the first match dropping seamers Dammika Prasad and Suranga Lakmal and replacing them with allrounder Perera and spinner Ajantha Mendis.Sri Lanka also won the first match by 35 runs on Saturday.last_img read more

Ateneo clobbers UST in Game 1 to close in on UAAP championship

first_imgView comments What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? In a performance reminiscent to his Game 2 explosion in last season’s finals win over University of the Philippines, Ravena put on a dazzling show as he anchored the Blue Eagles strong start with 11 points in the first period, where Ateneo built an early double-digit advantage.Ivorian center Ange Kouame was a pillar of strength inside the paint once again, adding 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for the Eagles, who could complete their unbeaten run with a third straight crown with a win in Game 2 on Wednesday at MOA Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Growling Tigers survived three knockout games to reach the finals, but they ran into an inspired Ateneo team that hardly showed any rust even with its more than two-week hiatus.Behind eight quick points by Ravena, the Eagles raced to an 18-2 lead in the first five minutes of the game played in front of the season’s biggest crowd at 19,176. Ex-PBA import Glen Rice Jr. arrested after NZ bar incident Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rice industry paralysis MOST READ MANILA, Philippines–Thirdy Ravena fired 32 points as defending champion Ateneo came out tenacious after a 16-day break, bringing down University of Santo Tomas, 91-77, Saturday night to move on the cusp of a perfect season in UAAP Season 82 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy finished with a career-high 26 points, including 18 in the second half where he kept the Tigers within striking distance.Nonoy’s triple allowed UST to creep in at 38-41, but SJ Belangel responded with a trey to also set off a closing 13-1 burst that gave the Eagles a commanding 54-39 lead at the break.The Scores:ATENEO 91 – Ravena 32, Kouame 18, Belangel 12, Mamuyac 9, Navarro 6, Mi. Nieto 5, Ma. Nieto 4, Wong 3, Daves 2, Andrade 0, Go 0, Maagdenberg 0, Mallillin 0.UST 77 – Nonoy 26, Paraiso 14, Chabi Yo 13, Subido 8, Cansino 4, Abando 3, Concepcion 3, Ando 2, Bataller 2, Huang 2.Quarters: 32-17, 54-39, 76-58, 91-77Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Jharkhand 309/6 after Ishan Kishans unbeaten ton

first_imgGreater Noida, Oct 15 (PTI) Wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan compiled a fine unbeaten century to guide Jharkhand to 309 for six on the third and penultimate day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka here today. Replying to Karnatakas mammoth first-innings total of 577 for six declared, Kishan scored his runs off 148 balls and hit 13 boundaries and five sixes at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground. Experienced hand Saurabh Tiwary struck 91 off 163 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes, while opener Anand Singh contributed 45 and hit seven boundaries. For Karnataka, Abhimanyu Mithun was the most successful bowler, picking up 2/54, while there was a wicket apiece Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal and Krishnappa Gowtham. Jharkhand were overnight nine for no loss after being on the field for almost two full days. Jharkhand trailed by 268 runs with four wickets remaining when the stumps were drawn. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

Nick Kyrgios Chalks up Washington Title to His “New Path”

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Greek – Australian Nick Kyrgios dealt with back, knee and forearm issues during the Citi Open. Between doubles and singles, he played every day, all week. He saved a match point. He beat a pair of top-10 opponents, the men seeded No. 1 and No. 3 at the hard-court tournament.In the end, he won the title, the sixth of his enigmatic career, one filled with big victories against the Big Three, yes, but also fines and controversy and a probationary period and so many ups and downs for a guy who is still just 24.And then, after beating Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) in Sunday’s final of a hard-court tournament that serves as a tuneup for the U.S. Open, Kyrgios talked about how he’s a changed man.“I just wanted to clean myself up and have healthier habits,” Kyrgios said, using his fingers to signal quotation marks around “clean.”“It’s only the beginning,” he added, “and it showed this week by winning this tournament.”Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, falls to the court as he reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)He spoke over and over about how proud he was — not so much about the way he played tennis to earn a trophy, but the way he lived his life when he wasn’t playing.“I had the same routine every day. And I just felt — I felt actually like a traditional tennis player this week,” said Kyrgios, who most certainly is not the sort who generally would be described that way.Whether or not that will become a regular occurrence for the Australian remains to be seen, of course.He said so himself.“I feel like I’ve made major strides,” Kyrgios said. “I’m just going to take it one day at a time and hopefully I can continue on this new path.”He wouldn’t offer any specifics about the ways in which he handled himself differently during his time in the nation’s capital.This was a guy, though, who joked about hanging out at a local pub during Wimbledon last month — including the night before his much-hyped match against Rafael Nadal, which turned out to be a loss.Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, follows through on a serve to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)“I just had a lot of unhealthy habits,” Kyrgios said, “and it was starting to show on the tennis court. … It wasn’t healthy. So I just needed to change a lot of things.”Asked at his news conference before 9 p.m. on Sunday night how he would celebrate his championship, Kyrgios shrugged, said he probably wouldn’t because it was “really late” and so he would head to his hotel and get ready to fly to Montreal on Monday for his next tournament.“Just looking back at some of the places I’ve been in the last six months, it’s crazy to think how much I’ve turned it around,” Kyrgios said. “I’ve just been working really hard on and off the court to try and be better as a person and as a tennis player.”He came into the Citi Open ranked 52nd — and left with his ranking back inside the top 30 for the first time in nearly a year.For someone who has been as high as No. 13, and someone who insists he doesn’t care about rankings, that might not sound like a big deal.But in this case, with the year’s last Grand Slam tournament beginning in Flushing Meadows in three weeks, it means Kyrgios would be one of the 32 seeded men, allowing him to avoid meeting another seeded player until no sooner than the third round.Also makes it less likely he’d get a first-week matchup at the U.S. Open against a Nadal or a Roger Federer or a Novak Djokovic.Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Not that Kyrgios is intimidated by that sort of matchup. He’s beaten all of them, and says frequently he knows he can beat anyone out there on a good day.The thing with Kyrgios is that he does not always seem to be at his best, for one reason or another.Even Medvedev referenced that reputation after seeing Kyrgios rebound from back spasms that had him laying on the court for a massage during a medical timeout after Sunday’s opening set.“He was determined and it seemed like he wants to win,” said Medvedev, who is ranked No. 10 and was seeded third, two spots behind the player Kyrgios eliminated in the semifinals, Stefanos Tsitsipas, after facing a match point. “And that’s what we don’t see all the time.”—By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis WriterA spectator in the stands gives Nick Kyrgios, bottom right, of Australia, a thumbs-up after he hugged her following his defeat of Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Only we know how we face people when we return without medal: Sakshi

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes always aim for medals so that fingers are not pointed at them.The 25-year-old from Haryana had to settle for a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in April and recently crashed out of the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul before reaching the medal round.She along with three other wrestlers (Vinesh Phogat, Sushil Kumar, Bajrang Punia) were exempted from the trials for the Asian Games but recently WFI officials told media that it was a cause of concern for them that both Sushil and Sakshi are not in form.”We want to win medal every time we step on the mat. Only we know how we face people when we return without medal. It becomes so tough to answer when people ask questions,” Sakshi told PTI in an interaction after a training session in Lucknow.”We also want to perform well so that no one points fingers at us and that we face no questions for which we have no answer.”Sakshi conceded that recent results are not according to expectations but asserted that it was not due to lack of effort.”After Rio, I have done well in many championships. There are always ups and downs in athletes life but we always try to give our 100 percent and bring laurels for the country. There is no lack of effort during training,” she said.advertisementSakshi, who will compete in the 62kg category in Jakarta, also admitted that she needs to get stronger mentally, going into the Games.”I need to be strong mentally and get better. JSW has helped me in taking help of a sports psychologist. I have been advised to meditate and develop positive thinking and think about my strong moves.”Now I meditate and sometimes I try to analyse my performance, why I am losing, before I sleep.”At Yasar Dogu, Sakshi had won the qualification round before suffering a defeat by fall against Elmira Gambarova. In the same 62kg category, Sarita had won a bronze with a commanding 10-0 win over Turkey’s Cansu Aksoy.Asked how she analyses her performance, Sakshi replied, “There are small things, little bit of technique and little bit of strategic part, like I have to fight differently against wrestlers from different countries. “Few wrestlers are powerful and few are strong technically, so I am working on all these things. In the camp (in Lucknow) we are working on speed and technique.”Talking about her own expectations at the Asian Games, Sakshi said, “I had set a target of gold medal for myself at the CWG also but now I am not thinking about the colour of medal. I just want to execute on the mat what I am doing while training. Rest is up to God.”Is it lack of confidence in her own ability?”No it is not. Nobody will say that I will bring gold. I just expect myself to give 100 per cent.”Sakshi took satisfaction from the fact that after her medal show at the Rio Games, more girls are inclined to take up the sport.”People know me now and expect more from me. It feels good and I feel proud. There are a few girls who have picked sport after my Rio showing.” PTI AT BSBSlast_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: 18 SEPT, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALMumbai:ADAG annual general meeting(A+B)Mumbai:Ganesh Chaturthi festival(A)Varanasi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi(B)New Delhi:Swachhata Hi Seva(B)Srinagar: Silent protest in Srinagar(B)New Delhi: A K Antony addresses a press conference(A+B)Kolkata:Kolkata fire(B)Karad:Replica of Tirupati Balaji Temple(A)New Delhi:Shilpa Shetty during an event in New Delhi(B+A)INERNATIONALSochi:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi(B)Spring Lake/Conway/Chesterfield/Rocky Point/Lumberton:Hurricane Florence in USA(B)Los Angeles: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards(B)Itogon: landslide triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut(B)TRENTON:Possessions from her flooded home(B)Seoul:A live news program at the Seoul Railway Station(B)Pyongyang:Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un arrival inPyongyang(B+A)Seoul:S Korean President Moon Jae-in waves as heleaves the presidential Blue House(B)Washington:Donald Trump arrives to speak during a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration(B)Valletta:Vice President M Venkaiah in Malta(B)SPORTSCuliacan:National league soccer match(B)Southampton:English Premier League soccer match(B)Liverpool:PSG in a Champions League Group C match (B)PTI PHOTO GCS DLDLlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: David Warner stars as Australia overcome spirited Afghanistan

first_imgAfghanistan gave a good account of themselves but defending champions Australia were just too strong as they powered to a 7-wicket win in their opening match of World Cup 2019 in Bristol on Saturday.After Asian giants Pakistan and Sri Lanka succumbed to humiliating defeats against West Indies and New Zealand, Afghanistan showed why they have managed to capture the imagination of the cricket world in such a short span of time.After Gulbadin Naib won the toss and Afghanistan decided to bat, they lost openers Mohammad Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai to the pace of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cumins – both men departed for 0 and the Afghans were reeling at 5 for 2 in the 2nd over of their innings.Australia win! The defending champions stroll to a comfortable seven-wicket win, riding on David Warner’s 89*.That’s their #CWC19 campaign off to a flier. #CmonAussie pic.twitter.com/ajxXoCYP3J Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 1, 2019But Najibullah Zadran (51), Rahmat Shah (43) and skipper Gulbadin Naib (31) proceeded to lead a spirited fightback for Afghanistan. A cameo by Rashid Khan down the order ensured cricket’s latest rock stars crossed the 200-run mark. Indeed, Afghanistan got better batting conditions than Pakistan and Sri Lanka but one could not take away from the determination and pride they displayed in their opening match this World Cup.Australia vs Afghanistan, ICC World Cup 2019: HighlightsThere were moments when it looked like Afghanistan would roll over and lose. But the famed Afghan spark was all too visible. At one stage, they were 56 for 3. Not long after, they were 77 fo4 5 but Afghanistan kept fighting.advertisementAustralian leg-spinner Adam Zampa credited Afghanistan for playing fearless cricket. Perhaps Pakistan and Sri Lanka need to pick a leaf from their book and learn how not to lose heart despite some early setbacks.A lot was expected from the Afghanistan spinners but Aaron Finch, the captain and David Warner got off to a solid start. Warner took his time to settle in but Finch was fluent having returned to form earlier in the year during a series against Pakistan. Finch was out for 66 but not before adding 96 for the opening wicket off 16.2 overs.David Warner and Steve Smith were playing their first international match since the ball-tampering scandal. Warner was even booed by a certain section of the Bristol crowd but he was also spotted signing autographs for Australian fans.After Usman Khawaja fell to Rashid Khan for 15, Smith joined Warner at the crease. The ball-tampering scandal is behind them now – both men served out their punishments but the crowd in Bristol were not yet done. They booed Steve Smith which at the end of the day was perhaps a little distasteful.Both players were far better received in India during the Indian Premier League but England is a different story.Smith and Warner were banned for a year over their role in the ball-tampering scandal. In the 2019, IPL David Warner showed why he was going to be integral to Australia’s chances with 692 runs from 12 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Smith, meanwhile, hit a hundred against England in a warm-up match before the World Cup 2019.David Warner finished as the top scorer and credit must be given to his resolve. He was in fine form for SRH in the IPL but he took his time to get going on Saturday. Once he found his groove, Warner played some of his trademark shots to shut the door on Afghanistan.Earlier in the day, New Zealand stormed to a 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Cardiff after Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson picked 3 wickets apiece. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro gunned down the 137-run target for New Zealand after hitting aggressive fifties.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Steve Smith booed during partnership with David WarnerAlso Read | Shoaib Akhtar slams ‘fat and unfit’ Sarfaraz Ahmed after Pakistan’s embarrassing defeatAlso See:last_img read more

Juve keep pace in Serie A with Roma win

first_imgJuventus 1 Roma 0: Benatia dents former club’s Scudetto hopes Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 05:47 12/24/17 MedhiBenatia - cropped Getty Images Roma have been beaten by each of Serie A’s top three sides after going down to Juventus in a significant blow to their Scudetto hopes. Juventus survived a late barrage to deal a blow to Roma’s Scudetto hopes and keep pace with Serie A leaders Napoli as Medhi Benatia clinched a tense 1-0 victory at Allianz Stadium.Former Roma defender Benatia scored the only goal following a corner from another ex-Giallorossi star Miralem Pjanic, ensuring Juve stayed one point behind Napoli, who beat Sampdoria 3-2 at the Stadio San Paolo earlier on Saturday.Roma, meanwhile, sit a further six points back and have now lost to each of Serie A’s top three sides, though they do possess a game in hand which, if won, would move them ahead of third-placed Inter. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Juve’s defence rarely looked like being breached as Edin Dzeko’s difficulties in front of goal continued – after a prolific start to the season, the Bosnia-Herzegovina international has now scored just once in his last 11 Serie A matches.Gonzalo Higuain provided a stark contrast to Dzeko with his energetic approach, but he too was unable to notch and ultimately it was centre-back Benatia who proved the difference.Eusebio Di Francesco’s side made a late push with the introduction of Patrik Schick– who saw a pre-season move to Juve fall through due to a failed medical before joining Roma – but the Czech Republic international was unable to beat Wojciech Szczesny, who was also facing his former club, in a stoppage-time one-on-one.THREE MASSIVE POINTS!!! GET IN THERE!!! #FINOALLAFINE #FORZAJUVE #JUVEROMA pic.twitter.com/17TnGLjYlF— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 23, 2017Paulo Dybala returned to the bench despite starting and scoring in the midweek Coppa Italia victory over Genoa, but Juve still looked sharp in his absence with Sami Khedira and Mario Mandzukic both having early sights at goal.Roma looked comfortable in possession but Juve’s direct approach reaped greater rewards, Higuain nodding wide before being denied a one-on-one opportunity by a well-judged tackle from Federico Fazio.And from the resultant 18th-minute corner, the hosts took the lead. Alisson reacted well to keep out Giorgio Chiellini’s header and push Benatia’s follow-up against the crossbar, but he was unable to stop the Morocco international finding the net at the second attempt.The energetic Higuain had a claim for a penalty ignored when he went down under a challenge from Alisson, and Roma should have equalised before the half-hour mark.Dzeko released Diego Perotti down the left and the Argentine raced into the box to square for Stephan El Shaarawy, who was unable to find a way past Szczesny from just 10 yards out. The boys mean businessWhat do you want to see in the 2nd half, Bianconeri?#JuveRoma [1-0] #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/IpnFYjhbd1— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 23, 2017Roma struggled to create further openings after the break and should have been two behind when Khedira played Higuain in at the end of a lovely move, only for the striker to lift his effort over Alisson and the crossbar.After Alisson stopped Blaise Matuidi steering Mandzukic’s cross home, Di Francesco sent on Schick in place of El Shaarawy in the 67th minute and a seemingly galvanised Dzeko fired high of the top-right corner moments later.Matuidi appeared to pull a muscle when shooting and had to be replaced by Federico Bernardeschi, and matters nearly got worse for the hosts when Alessandro Florenzi made the most of static defending to connect with Daniele De Rossi’s throughball, though his flicked effort came back off the bar.Szczesny then denied late Roma substitute Cengiz Under and, after Pjanic struck the bar at the other end as part of a frantic finish, the keeper came out on top against Schick as Juve clung on to make it six wins from seven in all competitions, continuing Roma’s seven-year wait for an away victory over the champions.Key Opta Stats:- Juventus have now kept eight clean sheets in a row in all competitions, their longest streak since February 2016.- Roma have not recouped a single point from a trailing situation in this season’s Serie A.- Each of the last four goals Roma have conceded in the league were from a set piece.- Seven of the 14 shots Roma attempted came from the 80th minute onwards.- Roma have hit the woodwork 14 times in the current Serie A, at least three more times than any other team.- Giorgio Chiellini played his 350th Serie A game (313 for Juventus). read morelast_img read more

A Wood-Fire Experiment at Area Four

first_img The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Ups During a recent phone chat, restaurant owner Michael Krupp suddenly stops mid-conversation: “I’m sorry, hold on. There’s something very strange happening in my restaurant.” After a brief moment of muffled voices, Krupp returns to the line. “I just had a bunch of college kids walk in here carrying instruments. They were measuring the air quality.” This is bound to happen when a restaurant opens next door to MIT.Krupp opened Area Four, a bakery/coffee house and bar/oven with chef Michael Leviton in 2011. The two had previously created Persephone/Achilles, a Boston waterfront restaurant and retail spot that opened to rave reviews but closed quickly due to a failing economy.With Area Four, aptly named for its location in Area IV, Cambridge, Krupp and Leviton bring another innovative concept to life in the center of Cambridge’s technology hub. “It was really the perfect opportunity, because we were the first people to bring really great food with a laid-back atmosphere to Technology Square, which has so many office workers and scientists,” Krupp explains.The restaurant does fit seamlessly into its tech-driven surroundings. Cement floors, aluminum chairs, and exposed ventilation and piping throughout give customers a no-frills, down-to-the-elements eatery. The restaurant’s mission, written on a large black chalkboard, states that all of the ingredients are gathered from local farms and businesses. Even the wine is on tap, bringing Boston’s first “sustainable wine program” to an area that thrives on research and bold experiments.The menu takes on a similarly creative vibe, where almost everything is cooked in the two wood-fire ovens that Krupp calls the “cornerstone” of Area Four. Red onions, pecorino, and Brussels sprouts shredded to look like lettuce make for an interesting, bare-bones salad. The grass-fed beef meatballs with a side of giant, crispy croutons are a must, and could arguably work as a meal rather than an appetizer.But whatever you do, don’t leave this place without trying the pizza. We went for the bacon and clam white pie, a briny, buttery, parmesan-coated thing of beauty. Still hungry? Area Four makes it’s own soft-serve vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce.Time will tell if the bakery/bar/oven is a successful experiment for Leviton and Krupp. For now, Krupp’s main goal goes beyond the pizza and brews: “We want every single person who comes in here to have a positive experience, that’s why we do this.” Even the kids carrying instruments. London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts last_img read more

HSMAI Foundation Partners with Hiring Our Heroes to Tackle Hospitality Industry’s Employment Deficit

first_imgMclean, Va. – May 10, 2019 – After recently announcing a new $3 million capital campaign and renewed mission to serve as the hospitality industry’s unofficial employment brand, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation today introduced a new partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative (HOH), in a joint effort to establish workforce development initiatives for military spouses. Both organizations will work together to identify new hospitality career opportunities and implement a new fellowship program, which will allow select military spouses to participate in a six-week experiential learning program with leading hotel brands, providing insight into the dynamic career opportunities that exist in hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue management. “The hospitality industry is ever-changing and needs a stronger pipeline of high-caliber talent in the sales, marketing, and revenue management sectors so that we can keep pace,” said Fran Brasseux, president of the HSMAI Foundation. “Military spouses face an unemployment rate that’s nearly four times the national average, with one in four of the over a million military spouses actively seeking employment. We are grateful to Hiring Our Heroes for their comradery and willingness to use their knowledge base to help us connect military spouses with sustainable employment opportunities.” “This program will put all of us a few steps closer to our goal of filling the industry’s talent void, creating excitement around the various career paths in hospitality industry management and helping to lower the current Military Spouse unemployment rate,” added Agnelo Fernandes, HSMAI Foundation Chair, and Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, Terranea Resort. In addition to the fellowship program, the HSMAI Foundation and HOH will host joint events and webinar opportunities throughout the year to engage with military spouses – who often have experience in sales; managing events and finances; and leading change, which are integral for a successful career in hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue management positions. Military spouses can be fairly transient, sometimes at the mercy of their spouse’s most current assignment and deployment plans. The hospitality industry is a natural fit for this group, as it is comprised of large global brands like Accor and Preferred Hotels & Resorts with a presence in locations around the world, and ripe with opportunities to transfer within the same brand family. “Hiring our Heroes looks forward to working alongside HSMAI Foundation to combat the longstanding employment challenges faced by our nation’s military spouses,” said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes. “This new partnership will forge a clear pathway for military spouses to pursue careers in hospitality sales, marketing and revenue optimization, and ultimately unlock economic opportunity and prosperity for our military families.” For more information on the HSMAI Foundation’s initiatives or to get involved, visit www.hsmaifoundation.org. ABOUT THE HSMAI FOUNDATION The HSMAI Foundation is a 501 C3 organization established in 1983 to serve as the research and educational arm of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Based in Mclean, VA with an extensive knowledge base and connections across the globe, the Foundation’s mission is to elevate the overall caliber and performance of sales, marketing and revenue management professionals in the global hospitality industry by driving initiatives that will attract new talent, develop emerging talent, and engage existing talent. With the rollout of its $3 million capital campaign, partnerships with industry movers and shakers, and a board of seasoned industry professionals, the HSMAI Foundation has a long-term vision and roadmap to accomplish its mission of becoming the industry’s employment brand and to heighten business performance by building excitement around careers in the industry.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Celebrates Eid Al Mawlid at Religious Event Tonight

Rabat – King Mohammed VI will chair the event at the Hassan mosque in Rabat, the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol, and Chancellery said in a statement.For many Moroccan families, the holiday is a time for reunion. Some families gather to feast while others recite poems or sing songs praising the Prophet Muhammad’s life, morals, and character.Religious people also take the opportunity to preach about the prophet’s life as a model for their lives as stated in the Qur’an and books about the Sunnah. Sunni Muslims observe the birthday of Prophet Muhammad on the 12th day of the Rabi Al Awwal Islamic month, which falls on November 20 this year.Although Eid Al Mawlid has frequently been a subject of debate in the Islamic world on whether Muslims are allowed to celebrate it or not since many Muslim scholars consider birthdays “haram” (forbidden), many Moroccans see it as an occasion to express their devotion to their faith and love for their prophet. read more

Half a million Zimbabwean children to benefit from UNbacked AIDS project

The week-long training that began yesterday is supported by a $500,000 grant from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and will focus on teaching life skills for HIV prevention, addressing the gender dimensions of HIV, combating sexual gender-based violence, and providing psychosocial counselling. Teachers will then be able to share vital information with the children so they can protect themselves against infection and continue Zimbabwe’s successes in reducing the national HIV rate. In 2005 Zimbabwe became the first country in southern Africa to record a decline in HIV, with the adult rate falling to approximately 20 per cent today. According to the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the drop can be attributed to delayed sexual debut for young people, faithfulness between sexual partners, and increased condom use.“This is a remarkable achievement,” UNICEF country representative Festo Kavishe said. “However, the country still has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world and we must continue to reach young Zimbabweans with clear and relevant information. That’s what this training will do.”The training is being conducted by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture, the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education and VVOB-ZimPATH, an HIV/AIDS project of the Flemish Office for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance.It will also help teachers in understanding and dealing with their own vulnerability to HIV and looks at issues of prevention, care and support, and anti-retroviral drugs. The training follows successful efforts in 2006, where 1,200 teachers from 18 districts were trained. This year’s instruction is being held at seven teachers training colleges in Harare, Masvingo, Mutare, Mutoko and Bulawayo. 28 August 2007Almost 500,000 school children in Zimbabwe are expected to benefit from a United Nations-backed initiative to train 1,500 primary and secondary school teachers in new and practical ways to help stall the spread of HIV and AIDS. read more

Former Ohio State football player Ray Small arrested on drug charges

Courtesy of MCTFormer Ohio State football player Ray Small was behind bars Friday morning after being arrested the previous night on numerous drug and gun charges.Small, 26, was indicted on a total of six felony drug possession and trafficking charges that were filed July 10.According to Columbus Division of Police, Small was held in the Franklin County jail after the gang unit found him in a condominium in Whitehall.The charges against Small were from an April search of his apartment in north Columbus.The indictment issued for Small said authorities captured drugs including heroin and oxycodone in addition to a semi-automatic handgun and assault rifle. Another man, Anthony Jones of Detroit, was also named in the indictment for being connected with the alleged crimes.Small was caught up in the 2010 Buckeyes football memorabilia scandal, telling The Lantern he sold rings and other valuables for money. He also posted a video to YouTube in May apologizing to former OSU coach Jim Tressel among others for his role in the scandal as well as his drug problem. Small cites his upbringing in the video, saying that he did not receive much discipline and that he is “truly sorry” for his actions.Small was also indicted on drug charges and after he was found to have more than 200 oxycontin tablets in Meigs County in 2012.According to Fox 28 in Columbus, Small could face up to 33 years in prison if convicted of all charges.Small played wide receiver and returned punts and kickoffs for OSU from 2006 to 2009. He totaled 61 receptions for 659 yards and three touchdowns in his career and returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns. read more

Fire destroys Tucville range houses

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’This is all we have left’..the aftermath of the Tucville fireApril 19, 2016In “latest news”Henrietta fire leaves 3 homelessSeptember 10, 2016In “latest news”4 homeless as fire guts Princes Street homeJune 12, 2017In “latest news” Several persons were rendered homeless after a Sunday morning fire destroyed at least two range houses in Tucville, Georgetown.The fire started in the upper flat of the Lot 3-C Tucville Terrace House that was occupied by 33-year-old Tonya George and her four children.Guyana Times understands that all five members were at home at the time the fire started in one of the bedrooms.The two Tuville Terrace range houses destroyed by fireGeorge’s sister told this publication that the distraught woman was unsure of what caused the inferno that completely destroyed the house and everything inside since the family.After an alarm was raised about the fire, residents rushed out and attempted to put out the blaze but were unable to prevent it from spreading to the neighbouring range houses.While the Lot 3-D house only suffered a scorched bedroom in the upper flat, the upstairs of the Lot 3-B was completely destroyed by the fire and the lower flat suffered extensive water damage.Maureen Daniels-Clarke, who along with her disabled husband, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren lives in the house, told this newspaper that she was in lower flat when someone alerted them about the fire.“When I came out, I saw the house next door on fire and there was smoke coming out from upstairs (in my house),” the elderly woman related. She recalled running in her house and when she looked up the stairs the upper flat was filled with thick smoke.“We couldn’t do anything or save anything, we just run out,” Daniels-Clarke stated. She further told this newspaper that the fire fighters arrived about 20 minutes later but by that time her entire upstairs was engulfed in the blaze.Guyana Times understands that three fire tenders, including one from the Guyana Prisons Service, responded to the report and managed to douse the blaze after some time.Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched by the Guyana Fire Service to determine the origin of the fire. (Vahnu Manikchand) read more

Is race important US jury quizzed in trial of officers who fatally

first_img By Associated Press Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 14 Mar 2017, 8:11 AM Mar 14th 2017, 8:11 AM Matthew Derbes, centre, assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice, arrives for jury selection for the trial of Derrick Stafford yesterday. Source: Gerald Herbert/PA ImagesEarlier Monday, the judge denied a defence request to postpone the trial because prosecutors notified them only last week about a new expert witness they’ll use to refute defence claims that a third officer may have fired his weapon.Attorney Jonathan Goins said he needs more time, but prosecutors said they only recently raised the allegation of a third shooter, even though they have had the ballistics evidence for roughly a year.“Shame on you if you thought it was a potential and didn’t pursue it,” the judge told the defence.The 14-minute video only captured the tail end of the chase and lacks audio for the first 27 seconds. The deputies began shooting before the audio begins.Prosecutors say the bodycam video proves Jeremy’s unarmed father, Christopher Few, didn’t pose a threat to the officers as they fired on his car from a safe distance.Defence attorneys argue that Stafford and Greenhouse acted in self-defence. They claim Few drove recklessly as he led deputies on a 2-mile chase and then rammed into Greenhouse’s vehicle as he exited it, before he and Stafford opened fire.“My client wanted to go home and be with his family that night, just like any officer wants to go home and be with their family,” Goins said.A State Police detective has testified there isn’t any physical evidence of Few’s car colliding with Greenhouse’s vehicle, but couldn’t rule that out.After the gunfire stopped, more than seven minutes elapsed before Marksville Police Sergeant Kenneth Parnell III – the officer wearing the body camera – checked on the boy and found a faint pulse. After donning surgical gloves, Parnell walked back to the boy and turned a flashlight on him.“Oh, my God,” he muttered.Four minutes later, a paramedic told Parnell that the boy was dead. Pallbearers carry the casket of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis to a grave site at Beaumont Cemetery in Beaumont, Mississippi. Source: Eli BaylisInvestigators traced 14 shell casings to Stafford’s gun and four other casings to Greenhouse’s gun. Three of the four bullet fragments recovered from Jeremy’s body matched Stafford’s weapon; another couldn’t be matched to either deputy.Stafford, a Marksville police lieutenant, and Greenhouse, a former Marksville police officer, were moonlighting that night as deputy city marshals.Before the shooting, both Stafford and Greenhouse had been sued, accused of excessive force or neglecting their duties. The Marksville Police Department suspended Stafford after his indictment on rape charges in 2011, but reinstated him after prosecutors dismissed the charges.“It’s been emotional. It’s been divisive,” said District Attorney Charles Riddle, who recused himself from the case because one of his top assistant prosecutors is Greenhouse’s father.“Law enforcement has taken some hits, but we have tried to address the complaints.”Comments are closed as the case is before the courtsRead: Police release body cam footage of officers fatally shooting 6-year-old boyRead: ‘This was not a threatening situation’: Anger as police charged with killing boy (6) Share Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3286116 center_img No Comments 13,474 Views Defence attorneys Christopher LaCour, left, and Jay Goins arrive for jury selection for the trial of Derrick Stafford. Source: Gerald Herbert/PA ImagesTHE HEAD OF the Louisiana State Police called it the most disturbing thing he’s seen: a 6-year-old autistic boy’s lifeless body, strapped into the front seat of a car riddled with bullets fired by two law enforcement officers.Video from a police officer’s body camera captured the burst of gunfire and gruesome aftermath of the shooting that killed first-grader Jeremy Mardis and critically wounded his father.The recording of the November 2015 traffic stop also showed the father with his hands raised inside his car as two deputy city marshals opened fire. At least four of their 18 shots tore into Jeremy.“He didn’t deserve to die like that,” State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said as he announced their arrests after the shooting, which exposed tensions between law enforcement and residents of Marksville, a central Louisiana town of roughly 5,500 people.Yesterday, jury selection began in the second-degree murder and attempted murder trial of Derrick Stafford. The other deputy city marshal, Norris Greenhouse Junior, awaits a separate trial on the same charges. Derrick Stafford, one of two deputies charged with second-degree murder. Source: Gerald Herbert/PA ImagesState District Judge William Bennett, prosecutors and defence attorneys questioned the first of hundreds of prospective jurors, asking if they’ve seen the bodycam video.Attorneys also asked if race might influence their verdict, or if they’ve heard arguments that race was a factor in the investigation. Both officers are black, both victims white.A black woman who had seen the video said race wouldn’t influence her view, but added that it was “pretty obvious” others had already decided race was a factor in the case.“But is that something you feel is important?” the judge asked.“Oh, no,” the woman said.The attorneys also questioned them about their attitudes toward law enforcement.“There are some that feel they are above the law,” a black woman said.Defence attorney Christopher LaCour asked a panel of 14 prospective jurors if they had ever used a racial epithet.“I was born in the ’50s. I grew up in the ’60s. What do you think?” answered a white man who was later dismissed after saying he already made up his mind. Short URL ‘Is race important?’ US jury quizzed in trial of officers who fatally shot 6-year-old boy Two police officers fired at Jeremy Mardis and his father during a traffic stop in November 2015.last_img read more

Les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 6 mars

first_imgLes 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 6 marsLes plus vieilles peintures rupestres, une rencontre exceptionnelle en Antarctique et le secret d’une comète, voici votre concentré d’actualités scientifiques pour ce 6 mars. – SpaceX lancera le 6 mars sa fusée Falcon 9 pour la cinquantième fois. Une étape que l’engin a franchie en à peine sept ans et neuf mois. Un record. Ce lancement qui aura lieu depuis la base de Cap Canaveral vise à mettre en orbite un satellite de télécommunication espagnol. – Des scientifiques ont découvert un minéral inattendu dans des plantes : de la vatérite. Instable, ce minéral est rarement rencontré sur Terre et n’avait encore été mis en évidence dans des végétaux. Une observation qui pourrait s’avérer précieuse pour l’industrie pharmaceutique. La vatérite a en effet montré une bonne capacité à transporter des médicaments.- “Vu du foie, le vin est bien de l’alcool” Voilà la tribune publiée dans le Figaro par neuf experts après les propos tenus par Emmanuel Macron. En marge du Salon de l’Agriculture, le président s’est prononcé en faveur de la consommation de vin, en affirmant en boire midi et soir. – Des scientifiques ont découvert en Espagne les plus vieilles peintures rupestres connues à ce jour. Vieilles de quelque 65.000 ans, elles auraient été réalisées par Néandertal et non Homo sapiens. Une conclusion qui suggère que Néandertal avait des capacités cognitives bien plus développées que sa réputation ne laisse penser.- En Antarctique, un bateau a fait une rencontre exceptionnelle. Il a croisé la route d’un groupe d’orques dites de type D. Des cétacés qui ne sont que rarement observés. Grâce à une caméra sous-marine, l’équipage a réussi à capturer de remarquables images des orques nageant sous la surface. À lire aussiBCPO, route solaire et oiseaux, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 22 août- Les contraceptifs oraux pourraient bien augmenter le risque d’infarctus cérébral. Du moins chez certaines femmes, selon un nouveau rapport américain. Chez les femmes en bonne santé ne présentant aucun facteur favorisant les infarctus, le risque resterait en effet très faible. Chez les autres, la prise d’un contraceptif oral serait déconseillée. – Pour la première fois, des chercheurs ont réussi à filmer la réplication d’une molécule ADN. Une séquence en vue rapprochée inédite qui bouscule les théories. Elle montre notamment que les brins d’ADN n’agissent pas de façon coordonnée contrairement à ce qu’on pensait jusqu’ici.- La comète Tchouri serait le résultat d’une collision catastrophique. Des chercheurs français ont démontré qu’une collision entre deux comètes ne pulvériserait pas l’intégralité de leur matière. Des matériaux peuvent résister au choc et à terme s’agglutiner pour former de nouveaux corps. C’est ainsi que serait née la comète Tchouri étudiée par la sonde Rosetta.Le 6 mars 2018 à 00:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo to break scoring duck on Sunday against Sassuolo

first_imgJuventus and Sassuolo would clash on Sunday and Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri is confident his star player Cristiano Ronaldo will break his scoring duck during the match.He also beckoned the Portuguese star to win the FIFA world player of the year award.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner skipped Portugal’s Nations League win over Italy in order to concentrate on Juventus after failing to score in their opening three Serie A games.“Cristiano worked well and I think tomorrow he will score and break the ice,” Allegri told a press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against second-placed Sassuolo, according to The News.“I don’t expect Ronaldo to do more or less than what he did in the first three games, everyone was waiting for Ronaldo and he set up (Mario) Mandzukic.”“I believe tomorrow could be his day.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The Juventus boss also wants the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to lift the FIFA world player award for a sixth time following his performance for Real Madrid last season.“With no offense to Luka Modric, I’d give the Ballon d’Or to Ronaldo for what he did last season. I think he deserves it,” said Allegri.Ronaldo has already netted 44 goals for Real Madrid during the last season part of which includes 15 in the Champions League that is on the way to a third straight title.“This is where the season starts in earnest.”“Our first objectives are to qualify from our Champions League group and lead the way in the league in order to be fighting on all fronts come March.”last_img read more

Cannabis church raided by police files 1M damage claim

first_imgCannabis church raided by police files $1M damage claim 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A religious group that said it uses cannabis as a sacrament is filing a $1.1 million claim against the City of San Diego.The church called the Sacred Source Sanctuary, which meets in an office building in the Midway District said its rights were violated during a police raid on February 1. According to the claim, police officers damaged church property, injured one person and seized the cannabis sacrament.The president of the Association of Sacramental Ministries, of which Sacred Source is a member, said that seven pounds of cannabis with a value of $30,000 was taken by police. Five people were arrested and charged with not having a dispensary license.According to Alanna Reeves, “Cannabis has been used as a religious entheogen and healing sacrament for thousands of years – far longer than wine has been used.”Attorney Michael Cindrich, who is representing the church and the association in the claim against the city said there is a difference between an unlicensed dispensary which is not paying taxes and a group that is exercising its freedom of religion.“The Catholic Church utilizes wine as a sacrament and provides wine to children and we’re not seeing the City of San Diego making arrests and issuing citations because of the fact there are minors consuming alcohol on the premises,” Cindrich said.He said that the cannabis is being used by the church members for spiritual purposes. “They would like to be free from interference from state and local governments.”The City can decide if it will accept or reject the damage claim. If it’s turned down, the church and the association can move ahead with a lawsuit against the City. Posted: February 22, 2018 Updated: 10:45 PM Sasha Foo February 22, 2018 Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Association Publishers Make the Case for Digital

first_imgWhen asked, about half of the 80 or so attendees indicated that they produce a digital version of their magazine. Only about 10 said they have a blog on their Web site. “We’re so happy you went digital,” said Greg Fine, director of communications and executive editor of Forum magazine, about the reaction he received from younger members of his association after the magazine launched a digital edition. “They said, ‘We read the digital edition to determine what articles in the hard copy we really want to read.’ I thought to myself, ‘Wow, what a cool experience.’ That was completely not the experience we expected to get.” Making the case for digital The digital conversation continued during a late morning session, “Going Digital: Expand the Reach of Your Association Magazine.” Elise Swinehart, assistant director with the American Chemical Society, which publishes 36 journals and a weekly magazine that has 138,000 subscribers, said that after partnering with digital producer Texterity and creating a pilot program for its international subscribers, the society found that about 40 percent of the 10,000 people who renewed opted to receive the digital edition of the magazine. Producing digital editions has been an efficient cost-saver for the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers, which publishes IEEE Spectrum magazine. So far, 45,000 subscribers have opted to receive digital versions of the magazine and of the society’s newspaper, the Institute, according to staff director/publisher Jim Vick. Digital delivery of both publications could save the society $750,000 annually in production manufacturing costs if 25 to 30 percent of members opt in, Vick said. Vick and his team project that 65,000 members will opt in next year, equating to $600,000 in savings annually. “That’s some pretty significant money,” Vick said. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Standing on a chair, Jeff De Cagna, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation, kicked off the pre-session workshop here at the annual Society of National Association Publications conference. “I stand on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way,” he said, reciting a line from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society. During the workshop, entitled “What’s Next?: Creating the Association Publication of the Future,” attendees shared thoughts on design, content and evolving demographics and how they might recreate their publications if they could relaunch today with a clean slate. “Print is old,” said one attendee. “We need to learn how to funnel content to the Web in a timelier fashion.” last_img read more