Ex-Cat Harrow signs pro deal with Greek club

first_imgNov 17, 2014; Ames, IA, USA; Georgia State Panthers guard Ryan Harrow (55) brings the ball up the floor against the Iowa State Cyclones at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State beat Georgia State 81-58. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY SportsNov 17, 2014; Ames, IA, USA; Georgia State Panthers guard Ryan Harrow (55) brings the ball up the floor against the Iowa State Cyclones at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State beat Georgia State 81-58. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY SportsA hamstring injury prevented Ryan Harrow from playing his best as Georgia State made its NCAA tournament run last spring, but the former Kentucky point guard’s career isn’t over.Harrow signed a professional contract this week with the Greek League’s Rethymno Cretan Kings, according to his former school, after earning first-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors for a second straight season.“I know that his career at Georgia State did not end the way he wanted it with his injury, but he was a huge part of our success and I know that he will be successful in Greece,” Panthers coach Ron Hunter said of Harrow, who averaged 18.3 points per game as a senior. “The Greek League is a very good one and we have had players succeed there in the past.”Harrow, who started at NC State before transferring to UK for a season, reached 1,000 points scored at Georgia State in 54 games — fastest in program history. While UK didn’t make the NCAA tournament in his lone season there, Harrow did excel down the stretch, scoring in double figures 18 of his last 24 games.Hunter’s son, R.J., was drafted, and Georgia State had another player head to Hong Kong since the season ended. Former Louisville guard Kevin Ware will be a redshirt senior this season for the Panthers.Harrow’s Greek League season starts in October.last_img read more

Wins for Athenry and Killimordaly in Senior B Hurling Championship

first_imgNiall Canavan reports Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/ATHENRY+V+CARNMORE+FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, Killimordaly beat Abbeyknockmoy by 2-19 to 0-16 in Duggan ParkTommy Devane ReportsAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/KILLIMORDALY+V+ABBEYKNOCKMOY+FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The action continues this afternoon and this evening in the County Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championships. In the Senior B Hurling Championships Athenry were 2-18 to 0-11 winners over Carnmore in Turloughmore.last_img read more

Sam Houston State Reaches Final of Fort Worth Regional

first_imgThe Bearkats took out some of their frustrations from the previous night with a five-run second inning. “Our team all year has talked about the depth that we have and Coach (Pierce) preaches that it takes everybody and today was one of those days,” assistant coach Sean Allen said. “We started some guys that haven’t played every day and came up with some big hits. The pitching staff was great today. Sam Odom was great and Seth Holbert was lights out and gives us a chance tonight.” Holbert got into a little trouble with a single and a walk in the seventh but managed to strikeout Siena left fielder Andres Ortiz to end the frame. Farney singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to break up the Bearkats hitless streak. Right fielder Travis Lee was hit by a pitch and Siena followed with a pitching change. “We had been needing the breakout inning that we usually get in game and we finally got it,” freshman Dylan Ebbs said. “It boosts your confidence a lot. We definitely want revenge so we’re definitely going to go as hard as we can.” Just hours after catching 22 innings against TCU, Anthony Azar entered the game as a pinch-hitter to face the Siena reliever in the seventh. The senior delivered by hammering a two-run double off the wall in left center field. The Bearkats tacked on two more runs in the eighth to give Holbert a 9-2 lead to work with in the ninth. Center fielder Colt Atwood, who was moved to ninth in the batting order, lined his first hit of the tournament to drive in two more runs. Atwood then stole second base to get into scoring position for second baseman Ryan Farney, who singled through the right side to make the score 5-0. FORT WORTH, Texas – Sam Houston State staved off elimination with a 9-2 win over Siena to reach its second NCAA regional final in the last three seasons. The Bearkats (43-18) will get a rematch with TCU (44-15) Sunday at 7 p.m. If the Bearkats beat the Horned Frogs Sunday the two teams will meet again Monday in a winner-take-all final at 7 p.m. The Saints got on the board with a pair of runs in the fourth inning after a single and a walk were sacrificed to second and third. Center fielder Dan Swain delivered a two-run double down the left field line to make the score 5-2. Cummings allowed just one base runner, a two-out walk in the third, through his first 5.1 innings of relief. The freshman starter worked himself into another jam in the fifth and was lifted after a two-out walk. Seth Holbert came out of the bullpen and got the Bearkats out of another tight spot. Siena went to the bullpen with one out in the second and reliever Kyano Cummings was able to induce a groundball double play to end the Bearkat barrage. Sam Houston starter Sam Odom faced another tough spot in the fifth inning when a single to left field loaded the bases with one out. Odom was able to get a strikeout and a fly out to work out of it. Catcher Hunter Courson reached on a fielder’s choice bunt for the first out. Shortstop Corey Toups then hammered a double to left field to put runners on second and third. First baseman Ryan O’Hearn lined a single to center field to open the second and came around to score on a double by third baseman Carter Burgess and a throwing error in right field. Left fielder Dylan Ebbs singled up the middle to drive in Burgess from third. The freshman reliever tossed 3.1 scoreless innings of relief and picked up his first career save. Holbert allowed three hits and one walk and struck out one batter.last_img read more

Paul Ridings Receives Southland Conference’s Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award

first_imgRidings, a graduate of Texas Christian University, began his sports information career in 1971 at Trinity University, which was a member of the Southland at the time. In 1976, he became the public relations director for the Dallas Tornado, a member of the North American Soccer League. He returned to college athletics in 1980 as the associate sports information director at SMU. In 1988, he became assistant athletic director at Southern Utah State before starting his tenure at Sam Houston in July 1989. The Southland’s award, named after longtime McNeese State sports information director Louis Bonnette, is presented annually to an individual that has made an outstanding contribution in the field of sports information, print journalism, broadcasting or other media focused on the Southland Conference and/or its member institutions. The Southland’s sports information directors, athletic directors or other university personnel, and outside media executives nominated worthy individuals for the honor, and the sports information directors made the final selection. Ridings, who serves as the sports information representative on the Southland Conference Advisory Council, has been at Sam Houston for 24 years, making him the second-longest tenured SID in the league. In the last 10 years, he has headed up publicity efforts for 30 conference championship teams, a pair of FCS National Championship appearances, two NCAA basketball tournament appearances and five NCAA baseball regionals. “The Southland Conference is honored to present the Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award to Paul Ridings, a very deserving recipient,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said.  “It’s difficult to think of another candidate that has served the Conference and his institution better than Paul has.  He’s been a great friend to so many of us, and his professionalism during his career has been unmatched.” Ridings is the third recipient of the award. Longtime Southeast Texas sports journalist and retired Lamar sports information director Rush Wood received the award in 2013 while Bonnette was the first recipient of the award in 2012. Bonnette enjoyed a storied career as the first McNeese State SID, holding the position for 46 years. As SID, he boasted a national record of 516 consecutive Cowboy football games worked. He was inducted into the Southland Conference Hall of Honor in 2007 and the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame in 2009. He has also been honored numerous times by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, who recognized Bonnette with its prestigious Mac Russo (1995) and Distinguished Service in Sports Journalism (2002) awards. “Paul Ridings is a great representation of Sam Houston State and the Southland Conference,” said Sam Houston State Athletic Director Bobby Williams. “He is very deserving of this recognition due to his service and professional leadership to the university and the league.” FRISCO, Texas – Longtime Sam Houston State sports information director Paul Ridings has been named the 2014 recipient of the Southland Conference’s Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award. The honor will be presented during the Southland’s Football Media Day luncheon July 23 at L’auberge Resort in Lake Charles, La. The Fort Worth, Texas, native is a third generation public relations practitioner. His grandfather, J. Willard Ridings, who founded the journalism department at TCU, was a charter member of the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame, while his father, Paul Ridings, Sr., also worked in sports information before running his own public relations firm for more than 30 years in Fort Worth.last_img read more

Latest news: Conte to be reunited with superstar as Mourinho plots Chelsea raid?

first_imgWith Arsenal, Manchester City and Man United already making moves in the transfer market, there’s a chance Chelsea are going to get left behind this summer.Antonio Conte will become the club’s new manager this summer but first has to manage Italy at Euro 2016, with Spain up next on Monday.It’s unclear how prepared the Italian boss will be for life at Stamford Bridge but it’s likely he will already have preparations underway.There has been speculation in the press regarding possible signings, but what’s currently going on?Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer news… Paul Pogba (Juventus) – The French midfielder’s agent has opened up the possibility of Pogba returning to the Premier League. After four seasons and four Serie A titles, he may believe a change of pace is needed, but Chelsea will face competition from Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Man United, according to Mino Raiola. Cesar Azpilicueta – Jose Mourinho is also willing to risk the ire of his former club by making a summer move for Spain international Azpilicueta. A move to 3-5-2 under Antonio Conte could limit the player’s role at Stamford Bridge next season and he could seek a switch elsewhere, and Mourinho is ready to capitalise. Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the versatile 26-year-old who can play in both full-back roles. Charly Musonda – Fenerbahce have already been linked with moves for Blues stars Loic Remy and Baba Rahman this summer. Now, though, their attentions have turned to Belgian youngster Musonda, who ended last season on loan at Real Betis, where he made 14 appearances. 5 5 5 5 Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – Click the right arrow above for more Chelsea transfer rumours… – As his Euro 2016 campaign for Spain continues, so does talk about a move away from the club who just bought him back from Juventus for £25m. Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United are all interested in the striker, and his agent Juanma Lopez has revealed the player will talk to Zinedine Zidane first before there is any decision over his future. 5 Mitchell Beeney – New Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy has raided his former club for the 20-year-old goalkeeper. After a loan spell with Newport County last year, Beeney is deemed ready for more first-team football at a club lower down the pyramid.last_img read more

7 marketing and promotion tactics to get your content discovered

first_imgIt’s no secret a well-executed content marketing campaign can deliver a solid return on investment.According to Demand Metric, content marketing generates three times more leads than most outbound marketing strategies at 62 percent less cost.As marketers pad their budgets with more money to invest in content marketing this year, one strategy that often gets overlooked is content promotion.According to a survey by the Content Marketing Institute, 55 percent of B2B marketers were not even sure what a successful content marketing campaign looked like!Content without promotion is like link building without links or creating a landing page without a call to action. That’s why promotion should take equal focus with creation.Let’s look at seven tried-and-true content promotion strategies that will drive traffic to your content and website.[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]From our sponsors: 7 marketing and promotion tactics to get your content discovered Posted on 15th March 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital Marketing7 marketing and promotion tactics to get your content discovered 7 marketing and promotion tactics to get your content discoveredYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

Utah ~ Corporate Income Tax: Changes Made to Provisions Affecting Sales Factor Weighted Taxpayers for Apportionment Purposes

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportFor taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, taxpayers with greater than 50% of their total sales everywhere generated by economic activities they perform that are classified in the 2002 or 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as Code 336111, Automobile Manufacturing, will be considered “sales factor weighted taxpayers” for purposes of apportioning income for Utah corporate income tax purposes. Sales factor weighted taxpayers must use a one factor sales formula, rather than an evenly weighted three-factor formula or double-weighted sales factor formula.Also, for each taxable year, taxpayers that are not “sales factor weighted taxpayers” may determine whether they are “optional sales factor weighted taxpayers” (taxpayers with greater than 50% of their total sales everywhere generated by economic activities they perform that are classified in a NAICS code within Subsector 334, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing). The determination must be made before the due date (including extensions) for filing the taxpayer’s return for the taxable year. For purposes of making the determination, total sales everywhere include only the total sales everywhere that are made during the taxable year for which the taxpayer makes the determination.Sales and use tax provisions of the legislation are covered separately. (TAXDAY, 2017/03/27, S.15)S.B. 132, Laws 2017, effective as noted abovelast_img read more

Pioli: ‘Milan can learn from this’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Stefano Pioli believes Milan can learn a great deal from their 2-2 draw with Lecce. “I saw positives, but we should’ve closed the game earlier.” The Coach saw his debut on the Rossoneri bench, and also his birthday, ruined by a stoppage-time Marco Calderoni screamer in this 2-2 draw. There was progress, as both Milan goals were from open play, as many as throughout Marco Giampaolo’s seven games in charge. “I struggled a little with players who I used to work with, Babacar and Calderoni,” Pioli told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s a pity, there were positives, but we wanted the win and didn’t get it because of our mistakes. I saw some good moves, quality and spirit, but if you leave the game open, you can have a nasty surprise at the end. “Milan players are well aware of their capabilities and the fact they are wearing a prestigious jersey. They will be able to judge their own performances and we’ll analyse them carefully, but in a way we paid for our generosity, as we ran after the ball and didn’t keep an eye on other players. I think we had deserved to win it. “Some of the positions we took were positive, others not so much. We tried to build from the back with a three-man defence, but that can change with a different opponent such as Roma next week. “After only a few days of training, I did see some of the ideas we had worked on and that bodes well for the future, even if there is a lot of work to be done. “I had hoped for a gift this evening for my birthday, but I saw some good things and I hope we can learn from these mistakes.” The equaliser for 2-2 was a ferocious Calderoni strike, but Pioli pointed to issues in the build-up. “We lacked a little collaboration on the final equaliser. Calderoni hit it well, but we had several opportunities to close that Lecce move earlier and if we had, we’d be here talking about a deserved victory. “In the Press conference yesterday, I was asked many questions about how I found the team. I tell you after this match, there are many positives. The big error was that a side like Milan has to kill games off. We could’ve even held on for 2-1 and kicked it out of play rather than misplace those passes. “This match will help us learn a great deal, for what we did and what we should’ve done. On the penalty, there were too many of us going after the ball and we left gaps. We weren’t set out well at all.” Rafael Leao started the match and was replaced by Krzysztof Piatek, but will we see them play together for Milan? “I think Leao and Piatek can play together when overall we are a more balanced team and I have a better idea of their characteristics. “I replaced Leao because the medic told me he had a slight muscular issue and we didn’t want to risk any further damage, while Paqueta also seemed tired.”last_img read more

Billy McNeill obituary

first_imgobituaries Twitter View gallery Billy McNeill holding the European Cup trophy aloft after beating Inter Milan in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1967. Photograph: AP Celtic Topics ‘Lisbon Lion’ Billy McNeill – a life in pictures Share on Facebook As captain of the Lisbon Lions, McNeill held a unique place in the affections of Celtic supporters for more than half a century. His intelligence, articulacy and leadership qualities all enhanced the image of an exceptional sportsman and role model. His entire club career of more than 800 games was in Celtic colours.Early in his Celtic career, McNeill, the only one of his group who owned a car, acquired the nickname “Cesar”, in deference to Cesar Romero, the getaway driver in Ocean’s 11. As the years went on, the spelling had to be adapted since the name would have been more appropriate to McNeill’s imperious bearing, acquired from his Dundonian father, Jimmy, who was an army PE instructor.McNeill was born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire. His mother Nellie’s parents were Lithuanian immigrants, and in his early childhood the extended family lived in their miners’ row cottage. When he was nine, his father was posted to Hereford, where Billy attended a rugby-playing school and showed promise as a winger. Returning to Scotland took him back to football, and he completed his schooling at Our Lady’s high school in Motherwell, breeding ground of many fine players.In 1957, Stein, then Celtic’s youth coach, saw him play for Scotland schoolboys against England and immediately sought his signature. McNeill recalled Stein asking his mother: “If he steps out of line, is it OK if I give him a skelp?”Mrs McNeill readily agreed and the deal was done. Billy, who was academically able, regretted not going to university but could not refuse the lure of Celtic. He received an honorary degree from Glasgow University in 2008.The early 1960s was a grim period in Celtic’s fortunes. While they had promising young players, the club’s management structure was archaic, with all power lying in the hands of the chair, Bob Kelly. Stein left in 1961 to become manager of Dunfermline Athletic, and by 1965 McNeill was on the verge of seeking a transfer – when his mentor returned to Celtic with immediate and devastating effect.They won the first available trophy, the Scottish Cup, and set off on a run of nine successive league titles (there would also be six more Scottish Cups and six Scottish League Cups). The team was built around McNeill in the centre of defence, where he developed what he described as a “telepathic understanding” with John Clark, who occupied the sweeper’s role. It was a classic partnership in a team generally dedicated to stylish, attacking football. McNeill also went on to win 29 Scottish caps, usually with Clark alongside him.When McNeill finished playing in 1975, he intended to pursue a business career. However, an investment of the modest savings which football had yielded, in property and hotels, proved disastrous. He turned to management, briefly with Clyde, then, very happily, with Aberdeen, for whom he laid the foundations of future success under Alex Ferguson. However, he answered the call to become Celtic manager in 1978 on Stein’s departure.This proved a difficult experience. In five seasons, McNeill led the club to three league titles but, frustrated by lack of resources to buy players, eventually concluded that “loyalty was a one-way street”. He left to manage Manchester City, who had just been relegated from the old First Division, and in his second season McNeill led them back into the top flight. He then had a brief and unhappy spell as Aston Villa manager before becoming reconciled with Celtic in 1987.Celtic, entering their centenary season, were faced with the free spending of Rangers, on a scale unprecedented in Scottish football. McNeill’s heroic credentials were reinforced when he led Celtic to a League and Cup double in that momentous season. However, the club was entering a period of turmoil, with boardroom battles and financial pressures undermining McNeill’s role, which ended in 1991.He continued to be in great demand for media work and appearances at Celtic supporters’ events. His unique place in the club’s history was recognised in 2009 when he became its first official ambassador, cutting a respected figure in the boardrooms of Europe. The following year he was diagnosed with dementia. A statue of him holding the European Cup aloft was unveiled in 2016 in the approaches to Celtic Park.In 1963, McNeill married Liz Callaghan, then a dancer with the TV variety show The White Heather Club, in Scotland’s “wedding of the year”.She survives him, along with their five children, Susan, Carol, Libby, Paula and Martyn, and eight grandchildren.• Billy McNeill, footballer and manager, born 2 March 1940; died 22 April 2019 Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Scotland As captain of Celtic, Billy McNeill, who has died aged 79, was the first British footballer to hold aloft the European Cup. That memorable image represented the apex of a long and distinguished career as player and manager.In an era that permitted all national league champions to compete on equal terms, Celtic had disposed of their counterparts from Switzerland, France, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia before facing Inter Milan of Italy at the Estádio Nacional in Lisbon on 25 May 1967. All of the team McNeill led out had been born within 40 miles of Celtic Park. They were the rank outsiders but, playing what their manager, Jock Stein, described as “pure, beautiful, inventive football”, they defeated Helenio Herrera’s exponents of the ultra-defensive catenaccio (door-bolt) system by two goals to one. Share on WhatsApp Pinterest The dais on which the trophy was presented stood on the opposite side of the stadium to the dressing-rooms, and in the chaos that followed the final whistle McNeill was separated from his team-mates and had to lift the trophy alone. He later reflected that his only disappointment in the whole experience was that they were not alongside him to share the moment. However, they stuck together as a team of close friends for the rest of their lives, inextricably linked by an extraordinary shared experience. Share on LinkedIn Facebook Share via Email Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

After 17 years many Afghans blame US for unending war

first_imgKABUL — When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the country, security is worse than ever before — and many Afghans put the blame on the Americans.The United States has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war and spent more than $900 billion on everything from military operations to reconstruction.Three U.S. presidents have pledged to bring peace to Afghanistan, either by adding or withdrawing troops, by engaging the Taliban or shunning them.But none of it has worked. After years of frustration, Afghanistan is rife with conspiracy theories, including the idea that Americans didn’t stumble into a forever war, but planned one all along.Kathy Gannon, The Associated Presslast_img read more