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Parsons: Sterling staying on a ‘disaster’ for Clippers
In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner’s headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling’s bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a “disaster” for the franchise.“If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach,” Richard Parsons said in court Tuesday, recounting recent conversations with Rivers.His testimony was a rare foray into the basketball side of the Clippers at a probate-court trial that has focused on the narrow question of whether Sterling’s wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the league over racist statements.Shelly Sterling is scheduled to return to the stand Wednesday as the final witness, with the two sides returning for closing arguments next week.Parsons, a former chief executive at Time Warner and Citigroup who took over leadership of the Clippers in May during the media blitz surrounding the banishment of Sterling, said under questioning by Ballmer’s lawyer that the departure of Rivers would “accelerate the death spiral” of the Clippers.“If Doc were to leave, that would be a disaster,” Parsons said. “Doc is the father figure, the one who leads.”Team representatives said Rivers had no comment on the testimony.Parsons said he fears there would also be an exodus of key players, including team captain Chris Paul, who heads the NBA players union.The judge stopped Parsons from giving an account of his conversations with Paul when an NBA lawyer objected over privacy issues.Parsons said corporate sponsors and season ticket holders would likely be the next to leave.“If your coach leaves, if your players don’t want to play with you, what do you have?” Parsons asked. “If your sponsors leave and the fans leave, it’s going to spiral down and down.”Parsons also said he doesn’t believe that anyone will offer as much money for the team as Ballmer. That opinion was seconded by witness Anwar Zakkour, an investment banker who helped broker the deal for Ballmer’s purchase and said he never expected a bid so big.Explaining why Ballmer would have bid over the value of the team, Zakkour said, “It was a trophy asset.”“This is the highest price ever achieved for a sports team,” he said. “However way you count it, this is an amazing price that anyone should be satisfied with.”Parsons and Zakkour said that if the NBA seized the team and put it up for auction, the price would drop because there would be less certainty about the team’s future.Outside court, Sterling’s lawyer, Bobby Samini, said the billionaire would persist in his opposition to the sale because “he feels he was wronged” by the NBA.“He has no desire to destroy the team,” Samini said. “He is fighting to protect his rights.”Later Tuesday, Sterling fired off another legal volley, filing a new lawsuit against his wife, the NBA and league Commissioner Adam Silver that alleges fraud, breach of contract, unfair business practices and infliction of emotional distress. He claimed, among other things, that he was tricked into being examined by psychiatrists to establish whether he was mentally competent.The NBA declined to comment on the new lawsuit.Shelly Sterling’s attorney called it a “frivolous, last ditch act of desperation” in a statement.“This action shows once more how obsessed he is with ruining a record-setting $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers,” attorney Pierce O’Donnell said, “a sale that would solve the problems his racist rant started three months ago.”
Rags to riches story for Neptunes culminates with impressive provincial results
This year the Neptunes jumped 11 places climbing to 47th out of 65 teams.”It is common to have a club go up or down in the team rankings slightly, but I have never coached or noticed a club that has moved up that dramatically, especially after a year of not swimming,” Pfeiffer exclaimed. All the swimmers at provincials astounded their head coach Cynthia PfeifferThe best placing of the weekend was Jaylen Rushtons 50 meter Breaststroke placing fifth in the province, taking off three seconds. “I was super impressed by Jaylens step up of mental focus she had during the provincials and I’m excited to see what she can do next year when she will be oldest in her division,” said Pfeiffer.Ohia Wintraub also finished with an impressive sixth in her 50 meter Butterfly. The girls Division one Medley Relay team consisting of Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Imogen Cowan, and Chloe Malenfant also made the finals and finished in eighth place at Kamloops. Swimmers who also made the consultations finals included Imogen Cowan, Olivia Cowan, Sage Cowan, Madeline Holitzki, Matthew Holitzki, and Jaylen Rushton. “We are hoping that the pool will be open next summer, or at least a portion of the summer so the Neptunes can have a season and keep this incredible momentum of the club on the rise,” said Pfeiffer.Neptune Results at BCSSA Championships:(Bold is events that made the consultation finals [9th-16th] and bold with underline is events that made the finals [First-8th]) Joanna Blishen (Division 5 girls): 21st in 50m Freestyle, 20th in 100m Butterfly, 19th in 50m Butterfly, 21st in 100m Breaststroke Ella Chouinard (Division 1 girls): 18th in 50m Backstroke Enna Cowan (Division 2 girls): 23rd in 100m Individual Medley Imogen Cowan (Division 1 girls): 19th in 50m Freestyle, 12th in 50m Butterfly, 19th in 50m Breaststroke Olivia Cowan (Division 5 girls): 13th in 200m Individual Medley, 16th in 100m Backstroke, 14th in 100m Freestyle Sage Cowan (Division 6 girls): 11th in 200m Individual Medley, 14th in 100m Butterfly, 19th in 100m Backstroke, 14th in 100m Freestyle Madeline Holitzki (Division 3 girls): 23rd in 50m Butterfly, 14th in 50m Breaststroke Matthew Holitzki (Division 4 boys): 15th in 200m Individual Medley, 20th in 50m Freestyle, 15th in 100m Breaststroke, 20th in 100m Freestyle Chloe Malefant (Division 1 girls): 20th in 50m Freestyle, 21st in 100m Freestyle Hannah Malenfant (Division 4 girls): 21st in 50m Butterfly, 24th in 100 Breaststroke Morgan Robertson-Weir (Division 1 girls): 21st in 50m Butterfly, 21st in 50m Breaststroke, 22nd in 100m Freestyle Jaylen Rushton (Division 2 girls): 9th in 100m Individual Medley, 7th in 50m Butterfly, 13th in 50m Backstroke, 5th in 50m Breaststroke Ohia Wintraub (Division 4 girls): 24th in 200m Individual Medley, 18th in 50m Freestyle, 6th in 50m Butterfly, 20th in 100m Freestyle Coach Cynthia Pfeiffer (Division 8 womens): 11th in 50m Freestyle, 6th in 100m Backstroke Division 1 girls Relay -Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Imogen Cowan, Chloe Malenfant- Medley finished in 8th, Freestyle finished in 9th Division 5 girls Relay – Olivia Cowan, Joanna Blishen, Ohia Wintraub, Hannah Malenfant – Medley finished in 10th, Freestyle finished in 9th. Division 6 girls Relay – Sage Cowan, Madeline Holitzki, Jaylen Rushton, Enna Cowan – Medley finished in 12th, Freestyle finished in 13th. The Nelson Neptunes completed an amazing comeback season after 14 members of the team attained some great results at the 56th annual BC Summer Swim Associations Provincial Championships last weekend in Kamloops.One year from not having a home pool for training, the Neptunes attending the provincial meet were at the big dance for the very first time.”I was super impressed with how ready and focused these kids were for attending such an overwhelming meet (over 1000 swimmers) for their first time,” said Nelson head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.”Many swimmers took off multiple seconds and were able to improve their placings dramatically.””Going into the Provincials I was just aiming to make it a positive experience for the Neptunes so they would enjoy it and be more likely to attend in the future years,” Pfeiffer added.”I had no idea we would have so many swimmers qualify for the consultations and finals.”In 2012 the Neptunes sent four swimmers to Provincials and placed 58th out of 62 teams.
NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE NOTES
Played at North West Golf Club on Saturday 19th March 2011 Par 70 S.S.S 70Winner of Captain’s( Padraig MacLochlainn )Prize Stephen MacLochlainn (12) Buncrana G.C. 67 1st Nett Eugene Corry (9) Newtownstewart G.C.682ND Nett Danny McLaughlin (14) Letterkenny G.C.69b.o.t.3rd Nett Jack Boyce (11) North West G.C.694th NettEddie McHugh (16) Letterkenny G.C. 70 b.o.t 5th Nett Seamus MacLochlainn (17) North West G.C. 706th Nett Shane Browne (16)Letterkenny G.C.71 b.o.t.1st GrossMichael McGeady (scr) McCambridge/ 702nd GrossConnor Mallon (scr) Nairn/Portnoo G.C. 71 b.o.t.3RD GrossDamien Mooney (scr) Unattached71 4th Gross Justin Mac Lochlainn(2) North West 745th Gross Cathal Patton (4) Strabane G.C. 776th Gross Kieran Doherty (6)Strabane G.C 79 B.O.T.End NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2011 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)
Arcata makes statement in Big 5 race with rout of Fortuna
Fortuna >> In a game that pitted the perennial league champions against a home team that was on a 12-game winning streak, the Arcata Tigers left little doubt as to which team is the one to beat in the Humboldt-Del Norte League Big 5 this season. The Tigers used an 11-2 run to start the second quarter and a 7-0 to begin the second half to cruise to a 60-43 victory over the Fortuna Huskies in a Big 5 first-place match-up on Friday at Fortuna High School.“We came out really prepared. We knew …
Holmes holds on for league crown
Josh Holmes capped an impressive spring on the local golf courses by clinching the Humboldt-Del Norte League crown with a final round of six-over 74 at the Eureka Muni on Thursday.Holmes came into the day leading Eureka’s Matt Dusi by five strokes in the season standings and did enough to secure the individual crown.Dusi made it interesting, shooting a 71 to pull within two strokes of Holmes, but the St. Bernard’s golfer held on for the league win.Del Norte’s Cameron Schultz was top golfer …
Turns out Stephen Curry omitted a couple details regarding his “free” party on Friday
When is a free party not free? When the host’s sponsor requires would-be revelers to reach for their wallets.That was the case Tuesday night, when on Instagram, Steph Curry invited, well, everyone to a party Friday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Oakland, featuring local performers. The event, he said, was because “obviously it’s our last year playing in Oakland as a Warriors organization. This is a great opportunity for me to be able to share a little bit of my 10-year journey here in …
Is SCN impacting your soybean yields?
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Typically, soybeans may begin to show symptoms of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) damage by July 1st. SCN is a parasitic roundworm that feeds on the soybean root system. The cyst stage of the nematode’s life cycle is when the female nematode is filled with eggs. Cysts are visible throughout the summer on soybean roots and will appear as small, white, and lemon-shaped. After the female matures, these cysts are hard to see. When trying to identify SCN presence on soybean roots, it is important not to confuse cysts with Rhizobium nodules (where N fixation takes place).How can you determine if SCN is causing damage and yield loss to your soybeans? Injury symptoms include yellowing and stunting of plants. These symptoms may appear in patches of a field. These patches may grow from year to year; especially in the direction a field is tilled. Symptoms may become worse when plants are under other stresses in addition to SCN injury and can be confused with other issues, such as nutrient deficiencies. Soil in fields where SCN damage is suspected should be sampled and sent to a lab for analysis. The population level of SCN will determine the specific practices required to manage the problem.Depending on the population level and the amount of damage being done, growers will have a few management options to consider. Planting soybean varieties with resistance to SCN is critical in fields where the parasite is present. Rotation away from soybeans to a non-host crop (such as corn) can also lessen the amount of SCN injury. In high population fields growers should rotate to a non-host crop for multiple years. It is also important to effectively control weeds, some of which can be SCN hosts as well. For more information and to see a list of SCN host plants, click here.
USDA seeks nominees for National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking fluid milk processors and other interested parties to nominate candidates to serve on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 12, 2018.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will appoint eight individuals to succeed members whose terms expire on June 30, 2018, and two members to fill vacant positions with terms expiring on June 30, 2019.USDA will accept nominations for board representation in six geographic regions and two at-large positions. Nominees for the regional positions must be active owners or employees of a fluid milk processor. At least one at-large position must be a member of the general public.The geographic regions with vacancies are: Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and District of Columbia); Region 6 (Ohio and West Virginia); Region 8 (Illinois and Indiana); Region 9 (Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee); Region 12 (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah); and Region 15 (Southern California).Newly appointed members will serve three-year terms from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2021. USDA will also accept nominations to fill a vacant position in Region 4 (Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina), and a vacant at-large position, each to serve a one-year term expiring on June 30, 2019.Fluid milk processors and interested parties may submit nominations for regions in which they are located or market fluid milk, and for at-large members.To nominate an individual, please submit a copy of the nomination form and a signed background form for each nominee by Jan. 12, 2018, to: Emily DeBord, Promotion, Research, and Planning Division, Dairy Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 0233, Room 2958-S, Washington, D.C. 20250-0233, or via email at [email protected] For nominating forms and information, visit the AMS website or call (202) 720-5567.
Business Process Buzzwords — Now SOA 2.0
The emergence of Web Services over the last six years has formed the foundation for SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). And with Web Services, a special set of jargon and acronyms have grown up. There are the Web Service protocol names like SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol — a successor of XML RPC) and REST (Representational State Transfer), and the Web Service method definitions as contained in WSDL (Web Services Description Languages). Microsoft has an extension to WSDL to include business process information called XLANG.In the world of SOA business process workflow coordination, BPEL has gained acceptance. BPEL manages high-level workflow process state transitions.SOA has been around already for a few years now, so it seems only natural, for good or bad, that things will continue to change and evolve. This last week Oracle introduced a new suite of tools for EDA (Event Driven Architecture). Oracle and Gartner have coined a new term for an ‘event-driven’ SOA architecture: SOA 2.0. In effect, Oracle is saying that EDA + SOA = SOA 2.0.While some commentators have said SOA 2.0 is ‘marketing fluff’, or crazy because architectural designs don’t have version numbers, or even have started petitions against it, SOA 2.0 does have merit. The complaints of SOA 2.0 seem to have more to do about the acronym rather than the actual approach. The name seems to have been inspired by the ‘Web 2.0’ name, but people feel that Oracle has hijacked the generic architecture of SOA and is branding it with an Oracle spin.But looking beyond the naming controversy, SOA 2.0 defines how events and services can provide a more flexible and responsive enterprise IT infrastructure. While ‘standard SOA’ doesn’t preclude the use of event-driven applications, the new SOA 2.0 approach calls out their importance.With their announcement of SOA 2.0, Oracle now ships a complete middleware stack with new components like their Enterprise Service Bus to route events, a Business Rules engine for defining policies, and an Activity Monitor to analyze events. The EDA pieces supplement Oracle’s already existing SOA offerings which include BPEL and developer tools for integrating processes and creating Web Services.At Formtek we applaud Oracle for the work that they’ve done in this area. As of late they’ve adopted a standards approach to their new product development and that approach seems to be working well. As an Oracle partner, we at Formtek are excited about being able to provide this new set of capabilities to our customers. The acronyms and names associated with business process optimization continue to evolve. There was BPR and Workflow, then SOA and Web Services, and now SOA 2.0 with events?The late 80’s to the mid-90’s saw the rise of BPR (Business Process Reengineering). Then the idea was that in order to keep pace with a world where the markets and technology are changing so rapidly, company cultures also need to be ever-changing. In 1990 Hammer and Champy‘s book “Reengineering the Corporation” coined the acronym BPR and ignited the popularity of this approach to business. In the mid-90’s, Formtek teamed with Regis McKenna to create seminars that detailed how companies can achieve the benefits offered by BPR.BPR led to more business thinking that sought to better coordinate processes throughout the enterprise, like the concept of creating an EA (Enterprise Architecture). EA tries to use IT to optimize business processes.