first_imgThis comes in the wake of a visit to Kenya by the FIA president, Jean Todt on December 12 of which the Kenya Motorsport federation will issue details of his itinerary later. “The Kenya Government will offer all forms of guarantees including financial obligations towards the event, the FIA and WRC Promoter,” Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario wrote to the WRC Promoter Managing Director, Oliver Ciesla.“We shall constitute inter-government agencies Local organizing Committee in conjunction with the KMSF once we get the go ahead from the WRC,” added Wario in the letter copied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto. The re-admission of the Safari back to the WRC was part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Manifesto. The president met with Todt last year at State House, Nairobi when he personally re-affirmed Kenya government’s desire to have the Safari back in the WRC.“As a priority, the government shall put in place the  necessary structures leading towards  a full WRC  Safari in 2019 after running a candidate event in 2018 and 2017 Africa Rally Championship event as a dry run WRC Safari, said the Minister.“In our considered opinion,  we request the WRC promoter and  the FIA to offer us all necessary support in areas of technical, communication and any other assistance you may deem fit in the lead up towards a 2019 WRC Safari Rally because the WRC Safari is good for our tourism and Kenya’s image and attractiveness.”The FIA WRC Promoter venture, headed by Ciesla of The Sportsman Media Group and Jona Siebel of the Red Bull Media House as managing directors, is responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship.These include broadcast formats, TV productions and the marketing of global media and sponsorship rights. The WRC Promoter also has the responsibility to promote the WRC and to increase the field of participants, consisting both manufacturers and private teams, subject to the approval of FIA.The Promoter has also the mandate to propose the venues that will form the FIA WRC calendar in future seasons. Ciesla confirmed receipt of the letter and will respond in due course.In his earlier communication to Kimathi he indicated FIA’s desire to have the Safari re-admitted back to the WRC because of geo-political reason.“On behalf of the WRC Promoter, I may confirm our strong support to bringing back the “Safari” into the WRC,” Ciesla wrote to Kimathi on June 24.“It would match our strategic plans to have a WRC event on the African continent and bring to the WRC fans worldwide the unique images that only a rally on Kenyan soil can deliver.We encourage you to engage with your government and we will provide you with all the assistance.”Kimathi said the world of motorsport is excited with the possible return of the Safari in the WRC. “I have had fruitful discussions with the WRC Promoter and top officials of the FIA here in Vienna,” said Kimathi.“Next week I will have several meetings with manufacturers and other stakeholders as I can the feasibility of this project,” said Kimathi. This will be his second visit to Italy since June during the FIA Sports Conference where the Safari re-admission buzz featured prominently.The Safari lost its WRC status in 2002 due to lack of government support and failure of the then Safari Rally Limited to meet its financial obligations to the FIA including Ksh2 million license fee.The FIA felt slighted owing to the fact that a WRC Safari was injecting in excess of Ksh600 million directly into the Kenyan economy and over Ksh60 billion in indirect advertising through global television reaching over 1.5 billion viewers  annually in 150 countries.Last year, according to the WRC Promoter, the World Rally Championship reached a cumulative global audience of 775 million global TV audiences and generated over 9,150 broadcast hours in 150 countries. Over 1,300 journalists covered the events in over 1000 newspapers and magazines.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kimathi has already spoken with FIA president Jean Todt, who at a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta last year in Kenya, pledged his personal support for the Safari.PHOTO/courtesy.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3 – The government of Kenya will offer all necessary  guarantees  prescribed  by the International Motorsport Federation (FIA) to support Safari Rally’s bid back to the high profile World Rally Championship by 2019.Last Friday, the Ministry for Sports, Arts and Culture, Hassan Wario sent the Kenya Motorsport Federation (KMSF) chairman, Phineas Kimathi to the FIA General Assembly in Vienna, Austria to deliver the commitment letter to the FIA’s commercial rights holder, the WRC Promoter.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, January 12 – Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits his players are starting to believe they can win the Premier League after they moved within three points of leaders Manchester City with a 2-0 win over Everton.Redknapp’s side passed a stern test of their title credentials as goals from England winger Aaron Lennon and Cameroon defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto shattered Everton’s resistence at White Hart Lane on Wednesday. Spurs have lost only one of their last 18 league games and are now level on points with second placed Manchester United and hot on City’s heels.At the start of the season Redknapp and his squad would have been more than happy to secure the top four finish that guarantees Champions League action, but now they have genuine hopes of mounting the club’s first serious title challenge for over 20 years.“The players believe we have got a chance. We have good players, a good spirit and we look solid,” Redknapp said.“(Spurs defender) William Gallas came in the other day and told the players we have got a chance.“It’s not beyond the realms of possibility. We have some real quality in the squad.“I’ve been saying all along that it’s not impossible to win the title. It’s very hard but we have got a chance.”Redknapp is keen to keep the pressure off his players because he believes the surprising nature of Tottenham’s title charge is an advantage compared to the weight of expectation at big-spending City and reigning champions United.“The pressure is on Man City. If you look at their squad and the money they have spent on players like (Sergio) Aguero and (Samir) Nasri, they are expected to be there and win it,” Redknapp said.“Them and Man Utd are red hot favourites. We are hanging in there. The key is keeping pressure off the players. We can play with a smile on our faces.“We have all been through times when you are struggling at the bottom and trying to nick a point to stay in the league. That is pressure.”While Redknapp is gradually starting to acknowledge Tottenham have the potential to smash the Manchester clubs’ duopoly at the top, he refuses to get carried away by dreams of title glory.Struggling Wolves will visit White Hart Lane on Saturday with the same kind of defensive tactics that characterised Everton’s performance.“I say we can win the title and then we get smashed on Saturday I look stupid. I won’t put that pressure on us,” said Redknapp.“I don’t look any further than Wolves. I know we are level with Man United but I’m just worried about Wolves.“That is all I will be thinking about driving home. They will be difficult to beat. I’ve got to keep taking each one as it comes. I know it’s a cliche but that’s where we are at.”Tottenham broke through Everton’s defensive wall when Lennon capitalised on poor defending by Leighton Baines to steer in the 35th minute opener and a blistering 30-yard strike from Assou-Ekotto — his first goal since August 2009 — sealed the points in the 63rd minute.Everton boss Moyes has no doubts about Spurs’ title credentials and he said: “Tottenham are doing well. They are title contenders and are a really good team.“I know Everton aren’t the story tonight but we played ok and had a few chances. We just needed to be clinical and we weren’t.”Moyes, already without England defender Phil Jagielka, was more concerned with Sylvain Distin’s fitness after the French centre-back limped off with a hamstring injury.“He’s done a hamstring, we’re not sure how bad it is,” he said. “I don’t know if we will sign anyone. I’m going to play!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow This pressure is increased with both media and fans discussing a potential Liverpool collapse, and former Liverpool midfielder Ince has urged Klopp’s players to tune out all the noise by staying off social media.Ince, speaking exclusively to news.paddypower.com, said: “My advice to the players would be to try and focus now.“If you can, try to turn off being constantly on social media, try to avoid a lot of the noise, get your head down and remember how you got to this stage.”talkSPORT callers accuse Liverpool of ‘bottling’ Premier League title raceNot only offering advice to Liverpool’s players, Ince also told the club’s supporters to relax when in the Anfield stands otherwise their anxiety affects those out on the pitch.“Jurgen Klopp’s team has too much quality to fail now,” he continued, “this is their chance. “The supporters can help them win the title, too. Liverpool fans are some of the best in the league, they’re unbelievable, but over the last couple of games at Anfield you can sense that the pressure is getting to them.“They want to win the league desperately, but that anxiety then reflects on the pitch. You can sense how nervous the fans are, and when the fans are quiet the players are quiet.“Heading into the title run-in, it’s as much down to the supporters to push the team on.” Paul Ince has urged Liverpool’s players to get off social media if they wish to end the Reds’ long, long wait to be crowned champions of England.Liverpool were knocked off top spot in the Premier League on Wednesday night, with Manchester City’s defeat of Everton moving them ahead of the Anfield club on goal difference. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won It’s been a poor couple of weeks for Liverpool Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The Reds do have a game in hand which, if they win, will send them three points clear in first, but many believe Jurgen Klopp’s side are starting to stutter now silverware is within their grasp.Two successive 1-1 draws – against Leicester and West Ham – have dealt a real blow to Liverpool’s title hopes, and City are being backed to retain the Premier League trophy as their squad is full of players who have experience of winning the biggest competitions.City won the league last season and this ‘been there, done that’ methodology gives the Etihad club the edge over Liverpool, whose players appear to be cracking at the first sign of pressure. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice shining Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LIVERPOOL vs Bournemouth (February 9)Manchester United vs LIVERPOOL (February 24)LIVERPOOL vs Watford (February 27)Everton vs LIVERPOOL (March 3)LIVERPOOL vs Burnley (March 10)Fulham vs LIVERPOOL (March 17)LIVERPOOL vs Tottenham (March 31)Southampton vs LIVERPOOL (April 6)LIVERPOOL vs Chelsea (April 13)Cardiff vs LIVERPOOL (April 20)LIVERPOOL vs Huddersfield (April 27)Newcastle vs LIVERPOOL (May 4)LIVERPOOL vs Wolves (May 12)center_img BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED 1 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Liverpool’s title run-in REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The Reds have 13 matches left before the end of the Premier League season, with them and Manchester City going head-to-head for the title REPLY last_img read more

first_imgThe speaker for the 50 year class will be Anne Cavanaugh Pritchett. The speaker of the 25 year class will be Jennifer (Jiffy) Thompson. Tickets are $15 each and are on sale at LaGene Jewelers and Lincks Clothing. For groups of 10 or more wishing to set together, contact Shirley Nale at 812.883.2176. Tickets can be ordered by mail. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check made to Salem Alumni Association for the correct amount to Shirley Nale, 786 North Deer Run Road, Salem IN 47167 and the tickets will be mailed to you. ANNE CAVANAUGH PRITCHETTRaised in Salem, Indiana by Martha Marks Cavanaugh and Harry Cavanaugh, Anne graduated from Salem High School in 1968. CavanaughShe enrolled at Indiana University Southeast and graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. She then attended IU School of Law in Bloomington and was awarded her Juris Doctor Degree in 1976. Upon graduation, Anne’s first employer was a labor union in Evansville. She also worked for a law firm before opening her own practice. In 1984, she became the first woman appointed to the position of Hearing Member on the Industrial Board of Indiana (now the Workers Compensation Board). She worked as a private attorney until September 1997 when she was appointed as a US Administrative Law Judge. She heard and decided Social Security disability cases in that position until her retirement in late 2014. Anne has served on several different Boards of Directors, including the Evansville Bar Association, YMCA and Patchwork Central. She loves animals; she and her husband are active in Australian Shepherd rescue, having housed and fostered over 130 Aussies and helping transport many more to their new homes over the last 15 years. That love of animals has led her to volunteer at zoos, as well as journey to Africa to view exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. Although proud of her Indiana heritage, she has traveled widely throughout the world to explore and experience new cultures and ideas. She and her husband have one daughter, Shelley, who is a fine jewelry designer and goldsmith, and lives in Henderson, Kentucky and Palm Desert, California. JENNIFER (JIFFY) THOMPSONThompson is a 1993 graduate of Salem High School. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science from Purdue University as well as a Master’s of Business Administration from Georgia State University.  The 141st Salem High School Alumni Banquet will be held this Friday, April 27 at 7p in Brooks Memorial Gym.The group will honor the Classes of 1968, 1993 and 2018.  She is a strategic and results driven manufacturing executive with extensive expertise in food production and food safety regulations. She has worked for several top food companies including HJ Heinz, Smucker’s and Pillsbury, where she held numerous roles of increasing responsibility including Plant Manager. Jiffy has a proven aptitude for increasing efficiency, improving safety performance, generating cost savings and consistently exceeding customer expectations. Jiffy has volunteered for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Girls on the Run as well as the annual Food Science Day at Purdue University. She currently resides in Bellevue, OH with her husband, three dogs and three cats and two bonus kids.last_img read more

first_imgYou may have noticed a trend that has been developing over the last couple of years: people are banding together in small groups of common interests. The anxiety that many people are feeling in today’s world have them seeking comfort zones and groups to lesson this anxiety. This is a trend that Faith Popcorn, futurist and founder of BrainReserve, has called “micro-clanning.”Seeking More IntimacyPopcorn says that people today are seeking more intimacy than what the digital world offers. We see this reflected in Facebook where people gather around “friends” that have like interests, which are then segregated into smaller groups that reflect even more specific like interests. I belong to smaller groups of HR people, writers, cigars smokers, my neighborhood, etc. Popcorn tells us about Meetup.com which has 39 million sign-ups and growing, where people can get together to share like interests. Rather than building digital relationships, like Facebook, micro-clanning through sites like Meetup is an opportunity for people to meet in person. This is not to say the digital connections are not important. That facilitates people meeting in person and makes it easier to facilitate the gatherings.The Employee ExperienceToday in HR we talk more and more about the “employee experience.” Futurist Jacob Morgan says that employee experience is made up of three components. Culture, the part that companies pay attention to “is how employees feel when they are inside of an organization, the vibe that they get, the organizational structure, leadership style, compensation and benefits, etc.” He also says that physical environment and the technological environment are also part of the employee experience. What if we were to use the micro-clanning trend as part of the physical, cultural and technological environment as a way of attracting and retaining employees?I see two ways this might work. First, in attracting people part of the pitch to join the company could be a list of the various micro-clans that have already been formed within your employee group. Perhaps that would attract a candidate that you might not ordinarily get. The second way that it might work is for the company to provide room to meet, the technology to connect to others who might be interested in the micro-clan, whatever it might be, and openness in the culture to allow the formations of these groups.Of course, there does have to be some concern on the reason these micro-clans have formed. Companies today pay more attention to inclusiveness in the workplace and the micro-clan, by its definition, may tend to be exclusive, and not in a good way. A company would need to make sure these are formed around like interests rather than like appearance.Capture the TrendPopcorn sees this as a growing trend, something that people are going to do, regardless of what employers do. Wouldn’t it be better if employers tried to ride the wave to improve the lives of employees by offering a better employee experience and subsequently improve the company’s ability to attract and retain future talent? I think we would be foolish not to.Originally published on Workology blog.last_img read more

first_imgConsumer expectations about the digital shopping experience have never been higher. Today, consumers expect relevant, personalized content and offers that cater to their needs in any given moment.But what does it mean to personalize your marketing? Many marketers mistakenly think that personalization means segmentation. But personalization based on segmentation often provides the wrong experience to many customers.On September 26, join our speaker, Brendan Witcher, Forrester’s principal analyst for digital business strategy, as he shares five market imperatives to help you more effectively use digital marketing to deliver personalized content across every screen and channel. You’ll also hear practical examples of the ways enterprises are applying personalization across the customer journey.Register today for “Personalization 2.0: How to transform your marketing from segmentation to intent-driven personalization,” produced by Digital Marketing Depot and sponsored by [24]7.From our sponsors: Personalization 2.0: Transform your marketing from segmentation to intent-driven personalization Posted on 15th September 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingPersonalization 2.0: Transform your marketing from segmentation to intent-driven personalization Personalization 2.0: Transform your marketing from segmentation to intent-driven personalizationYou 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

first_imgCheck out the Intel Quick Sync Video website for additional details, including a list of software products that make use of this technology.Energy efficient performance is still one of the big cornerstones of the 3rd Generation Core vPro processor family.  You get Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which will automatically speed up the CPU when heavy workloads are detected and there’s thermal headroom.  This allows you to get work done faster and maintain great battery life compared to previous generations that would have to run the CPU maxed out for longer periods of time to get you the same results.  In addition to Intel Turbo Boost Technology, there’s also Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on supported processors.  This allows each processor core to run two tasks at the same time.Here’s a video that give you a good visual of how Intel Hyper-Threading Technology works. The manageability and security features of the Intel Core vPro Processor platform always garner a lot of attention, as they should.  But, there’s a lot more under the covers to be aware of that helps make the vPro platform the best one for business.  I’ll be highlighting some of these features today that are part of our third generation Core vPro Processors.Let’s start with graphics.  You will see up to a 2x increase in graphics performance compared to our previous generation platform.  The latest generation of our Intel HD Graphics also includes DirectX 11 support.  With both the cost and complexity of doing video work shrinking, and social networking expanding, video is becoming a very common tool for businesses of all sizes.  The process of encoding video for different sources can be time consuming.  Intel Quick Sync Video helps to make this process a lot faster.  This technology leverages the capabilities in Intel HD Graphics to accelerate the process of converting video into different formats.  Here’s a brief overview video:last_img read more

first_imgSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis charged with ball-tampering in Hobart TestFaf du Plessis was seen shining the ball with an artificial substance during the second Test against Australia in Hobart.Alvaro Morata out for up to four weeks with hamstring injuryStriker Alvaro Morata suffered a torn hamstring while playing for Spain against England on Tuesday night. He will miss Saturday’s Madrid derby and is doubtful for December 3 El Clasico.Novak Djokovic suggests round-robin format for Olympics, Davis CupNovak Djokovic praised the system at the ATP finals, where players can lose a match in the first round and still advance to the semifinals.1st Test: Newcomers Colin de Grandhomme, Jeet Raval shine as New Zealand take charge vs PakistanDebutants Colin de Grandhomme picked up 6/41 and opener Jeet Raval hit an unbeaten 52 as New Zealand reached 104/3 at stumps on Day 2 in reply to Pakistan’s 133.Ten more Beijing Olympics medallists disqualified after re-testingA total of 98 samples have come back as positive for banned substances in re-analysis from the 2008 and 2012 Games as the IOC has attempted to root out cheats.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 28 (PTI) Tainted former IOA President Abhay Singh Chautala today lashed out at Vijay Goel for criticising his appointment as Life President of the national Olympic body, saying the Sports Minister should first focus on his job as he has failed to fulfil his responsibilities. Sports Minister Goel yesterday criticised the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for making the tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Chautala Life Presidents, saying it was “totally unacceptable” as both of them were facing serious criminal and corruption charges. Kalmadi and Chautala were made Life Presidents by the IOA at its Annual General Meeting in Chennai yesterday. “I was surprised by the reaction of Sports Minister Vijay Goel. He was claiming that there are criminal and corruption cases against me. The case against me is not a criminal case, it is a political case,” a livid Chautala said. “Mr Goel has failed in his responsibility as a Sports Minister. I would advise him to fulfil his responsibility as Sports Minister because if he does that, our medal count will increase manifold and he will get credit for that. Instead of getting into a controversy without knowing full facts, he should focus on his job,” Chautala added. Chautala said he has done enough for Olympic sports in India to deserve the IOA Life Presidents post. He also questioned the timing of Goels reservation over his current appointment in IOA. “As far as Mr Goels pain over our appointment is concerned, he should be asked, during Atal Bihari Vajpayees tenure as Prime Minister, a Sports Council was made and in that Sports Council, Mr Vijay Kumar Malhotra was the Chairman and I was made the vice-Chairman with him. If I had not made any contribution to sports, why was I considered for that position?” Chautala asked. “And if my presence was so painful for Mr Goel, why did he not raise objections then? As Boxing Federation President for 12 years, I put Indian boxing at a pedestal in the world. It was all because of Haryanas sports policy,” he added. Kalmadi served as IOA President from 1996 to 2011 and was jailed for 10 months for his involvement in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games corruption scandal but was later released on bail. Chautala served as the President of IOA from December 2012 to February 2014 when the national Olympic body was suspended by the International Olympic Committee for fielding charge-sheeted candidates at the elections. His election as IOA chief was annulled by the IOC. PTI SSC PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more