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Responding to the New Reality: Problems With the NFIP

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Responding to the New Reality: Problems With the NFIP Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae: Consumer Confidence Grows in July Next: Merging Technology, Personal Touch in the Mortgage Process Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: flooding Hurricanem nfip Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Responding to the New Reality: Problems With the NFIP August 7, 2019 1,407 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, Newscenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save As Hurricane Barry’s projected damage from flood and wind losses approaches between $500 million and $900 million, according to CoreLogic, some are saying that building in flood zones has become increasingly dangerous. According to Craig Poulton, CEO of private flood insurer Poulton Associates, continuing to build in flood risk zones is “insane.”“As all of these named storms have proven in one way or another, we simply on a local level and a national level are not responding to the new reality,” said Poulton on Insurance Business. “We need to recognize that we have to stop putting lives and values in the way of storms, and in the way of flooding in particular.”According to Poulton, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a failed system that doesn’t address the risk faced by millions of Americans.“The insurance is too inexpensive, and the NFIP and federal government don’t mandate that municipal governments take the right steps” Poulton told Insurance Business. “The problem with that is folks in any given locality believe they will never be flooded, hence they don’t buy flood insurance unless they’re forced to because they have a mortgage.”Lawmakers are taking some steps to update the NFIP. For example, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is proposing an update to the Program which aims to address the multiple extensions the NFIP has undergone with a long-term extension plan.In her letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Michael Crapo and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, Hyde-Smith puts forth several options to address affordability issues among low and middle-income policy holders and debt issues within the NFIP. “We’re trying to flip the script on mitigation projects, from being reactionary to being proactive.  This is the first bill that provides a significant amount of real money for pre-disaster mitigation, which would give taxpayers a better return on investment.  It is far more expensive to rebuild after a disaster than it is to do everything you can to protect yourself beforehand,” Hyde-Smith said in a statement. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago flooding Hurricanem nfip 2019-08-07 Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Major new toursim initiative to be launched

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The Donegal Live Tourism Project will be officially launched in Letterkenny this coming Monday with the aim of significantly boosted the number of visitors to Donegal this summer.One of the key events of the project will be a full Donegal awareness day in Templebar Bar, Dublin on May !6th highlighting all aspects of the countyThe idea was the brainchild of the Donegal Association who have now been joined by the council and tourism agencies in promoting the initiative.Spokesperson Pat ‘Nora’ Gallagher:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/pad10.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleSlight drop in those signing on in MarchNext articleConcern at low level of funding for traveller housing News Highland Major new toursim initiative to be launched WhatsApp Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – April 10, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week last_img read more

6 steps to build an analytics-empowered alerts strategy

first_imgby: Nate WentzlaffThe amount of activities occurring at a credit union every day can be intimidating when building data-driven solutions.  With complex business processes and tasks requiring manual intervention, credit unions are hesitant in utilizing analytics software to improve decision-making.  In order to effectively leverage analytics insights, they must implement alerts tools.  Alerts are a common feature in consumer technology.  Notifications on social media websites, texting, emails and online news are just a few of the examples of alerts that are controlling our everyday actions.  Utilizing analytics-enabled alerts in the business setting, executive management will be able to build an alerts strategy to delegate tasks throughout the credit union.Step 1) Business StrategyIt all begins with the business strategy.  In order for an alerts solution to be effective, credit unions must have an analytics (data-driven) business strategy.  The executive team must develop and solidify a clear analytics strategy and communicate it to the entire organization.  Establishing certain KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and establishing specific goals for each one will be the foundation for an effective alerts strategy.Step 2) Tactical Alerts PlanningOnce the executive team has established a high-level strategy and delegated responsibilities to middle management, managers must define specific metrics for their respective teams.  It is also the managers’ responsibility to assign custom alerts to each employee according to their role. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Milner offered improved City deal

first_img Milner is out of contract in the summer and, throughout the season, has held off signing a new deal that was offered last summer. That has alerted other clubs – and Arsenal and Liverpool have been heavily linked – but Press Association Sport understands City have now raised the stakes by tabling an enhanced deal. Reports have suggested this could be worth as much as £165,000 per week over four years, making him one of the club’s top earners. Yet it still remains to be seen whether Milner, 29, will commit as he ponders what could be the last big move or contract of his career. Manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that money and terms have not been an issue for Milner, but that the matter comes down to playing time. Milner is thought to want to be sure that he is likely to play a prominent role at the Etihad Stadium having been frustrated by a lack of starts in last season’s title-winning campaign. This season he has been more active, making 27 starts in all competitions, including some of the biggest games of the campaign, despite needing to manage a knee condition. Pellegrini has repeatedly said Milner is a valued member of his squad, and his versatility has been an asset, playing in central and wide midfield roles, as well as up front. Asked about Milner at the weekend, Pellegrini said: “It’s a decision James must take at the end of season, what is better for his future. “I always talk that he is an important player for our team, he can play in different positions because he is an intelligent player. Press Association Manchester City have made an improved contract offer to James Milner as speculation persists over the England midfielder’s future. “He always gives 100 per cent but it will be sorted at the end of the season.” Milner joined City for £26million from Aston Villa in 2010 and has previously played for Leeds and Newcastle. Keeping Milner would also help City with regards to their homegrown quota for next season. One English player poised to leave is winger Scott Sinclair, whose loan to Villa is set to become a £2.5million permanent deal this summer. It is understood this was agreed when Sinclair moved to Villa Park in January and would only not occur if the midlands club were relegated. This will now not happen with Villa’s top-flight status having been secured at the weekend. Doubt was raised because Villa manager Tim Sherwood said recently he had not seen confirmation Sinclair would be signed permanently, but the deal was in place before he took charge. Sinclair has scored three goals for Villa but not started since March as the FA Cup finalists have switched from playing wide men to a different system. Despite that, Sherwood did say the 26-year-old could have a role to play. He said: “I think if we go back to wide players then Scott will be an automatic choice to play there. “It’s horses for courses at the moment. That’s the way we’re choosing to play. “He hasn’t become a bad player or anything like that.” last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe 37-year-old was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for utility man Daniel Robertson, who was acquired earlier in the day from the Rays for cash or a player to be named later.Pence was hitting just .096 with two home runs and six RBIs in 17 games. He was a fiery, emotional leader for the Giants from 2012-2018, helping anchor teams that won the World Series in 2012 and 2014. In other baseball news:— The Angels will face the Indians in the 2021 Little League Classic at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game is scheduled for Aug. 22 at Bowman Field in front of a crowd predominantly made up of players, coaches and parents in Williamsport for the Little League World Series. INDYCAR-INDIANAPOLIS 500 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSRaptors, Celtics complete sweepsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics will tangle in the second round of the NBA playoffs after completing four-game sweeps. 304th-ranked Popov wins Women’s British OpenTROON, Scotland (AP) — Sophia Popov became the first female golfer from Germany to capture a major title when she won the Women’s British Open by two strokes at Royal Troon. Popov went into the final round with a three-shot lead. She bounced back from a first-hole bogey by making five birdies in her 3-under 68. Jasmine Suwannapura was the runner-up after shooting 67.Popov is ranked No. 304 and dropped off the LPGA Tour last year. She hadn’t previously won on the LPGA Tour, the second-tier Symetra Tour or on the Ladies European Tour. August 23, 2020 PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTJohnson back at No. 1 after dominant winNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson played the final two holes in near darkness after a late storm delay and finished with a birdie for an 8-under 63 and an 11-shot victory over Harris English at The Northern Trust.It was the 22nd victory of his PGA Tour career and fifth in a FedEx Cup playoffs event, tied with Rory McIlroy for most. Johnson finished at 30 under and returned to No. 1 in the world. WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN The Mavericks were without forward/center Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) because of right knee soreness.Lou Williams pumped in 36 points and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 32 for the Clippers, who trailed by eight heading into the fourth quarter.The Jazz are a win away from advancing to the second round following a 129-127 win over the Nuggets in Game 4. Donovan Mitchell scored 18 of his 51 points in the fourth quarter and was 15 of 27 from the floor. He’s averaging 39 1/2 points in the seconds, including a 57-point assault in the opener.Jamal Murray set a Denver playoff record with 50 points. That topped the old mark of 45 set by Spencer Haywood during the 1970 ABA playoffs, when the team was the Denver Rockets.Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds for Utah. Mike Conley added 26 points in his second game since returning to the NBA bubble after leaving for the birth of his son. UNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have won a three-game series in Cleveland after absorbing 20 consecutive losses to the Indians.Tarik Skubal and Daniel Norris combined to pitch six innings of one-run ball in the Tigers’ 7-4 victory over the Indians. Miguel Cabrera drove in two and Detroit belted three home runs in the rubber match of the series.Jorge Bonifacio hit a two-run homer and Niko Goodrum and Grayson Greiner had solo shots for the Tigers.Elsewhere around the majors:— Nelson Cruz blasted his 10th homer and Marwin Gonzalez had two RBIs before closer Taylor Rogers dodged trouble in the ninth inning of the Twins’ 5-4 win against the Royals. Cruz hit a solo shot an estimated 453-feet to center field in the ninth inning for a two-run lead, helping Minnesota win its eighth series in nine tries this season. UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins have opened the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by defeating the team that took the No. 1 seed from them in the round-robin tournament.Brad Marchand scored the eventual game-winning goal and had an assist while the Bruins were building a 3-0 lead in a 3-2 win over the Lightning. Marchand tallied 1:17 in the third period and set up Charlie Coyle late in the first.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) had a power-play goal and Jaroslov Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK”) stopped 35 shots for Boston. Halak blanked Tampa Bay until Victor Hedman scored twice over the 11 minutes.NHL-CAPITALS-REIRDEN FIREDCaps dump Reirden NASCAR-DOVERHarvick gets 7th win of seasonDOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has regained the NASCAR Cup Series victory lead by dominating Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway.A day after Denny Hamlin opened the doubleheader weekend with his sixth win to match Harvick and one-upped his closest rival to claim NASCAR’s regular-season title. Harvick has 56 career Cup victories to tie Kyle Busch for ninth on the career list.Martin Truex Jr. was second and Jimmie Johnson third. Johnson is on the bubble, four points outside of the cutoff with his fate to be decided under the lights at Daytona. WASHINGTON (AP) — Todd Reirden is out after just two seasons as head coach of the Washington Capitals.The Capitals won two division titles in each season under Reirden but failed to capture a playoff series. He replaced Barry Trotz, who led the team to the 2018 Stanley Cup before heading to the Islanders in a contract dispute.The Islanders completed a five-game series win against the Capitals on Thursday.MLB-SCHEDULETigers shed Indians hex Update on the latest sports — Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. made two spectacular plays at shortstop and Manny Machado hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to help the Padres earn a 5-3 victory and a three-game sweep of the Astros. San Diego has won seven straight, all against Texas ballclubs.— Mike Yastrzemski (ya-STREHM’-skee) smacked a go-ahead homer on his 30th birthday to help the Giants pick up their season-high sixth consecutive win, 6-1 over Arizona. Alex Dickerson added a three-run homer off Hector Rondon (rahn-DOHN’) in the seventh to provide cushion and make it a 5-1 game.— Cubs ace Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings of his career-high fifth consecutive victory, a 2-1 triumph over the White Sox. Kyle Schwarber belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Cubs end the White Sox’s seven-game winning streak.— Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina had four hits and top prospect Dylan Carlson hit his first career homer as the Cardinals dumped the Reds, 6-2. Harrison Bader added a two-run shot for St. Louis, which won three of four in the series.— Outfielder Roman Quinn threw out Dansby Swanson at the plate to end the Phillies’ 5-4 win over the Braves. Alex Bohm, Rhys Hoskins and Didi Gregorius (DEE’-dee greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) homered to give Philadelphia a 4-0 lead by the third inning. — Trea Turner was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the Nationals’ lopsided victory over the Marlins, 9-3. Winning pitcher Anibal (AH’-nih-bahl) Sánchez allowed one run and five hits over a season-high seven innings. — Gregory Polanco’s two-run blast in the eighth inning pushed the Pirates past the Brewers, 5-4. Bryan Reynolds, Jarrod Dyson and Adam Frazier furnished RBI singles in the Pirates’ third straight win since a nine-game losing streak.MLB-NEWSPence designate by GiantsUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have cut ties with outfielder Hunter Pence, ending a second stint with the fan favorite that didn’t go nearly as well as his first. The Raptors put an emphatic stamp on their sweep by blasting the Nets, 150-122.The Raptors had two players score at least 20 points off the bench, led by 29 from Norman Powell. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) added 27 points on 12 of 14 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds. Toronto set an all-time NBA record with 100 bench points.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) finished with 20 points and 10 boards as the lone Toronto starter with more than 10 points.The Raptors are 11-1 in the bubble, with the lone loss coming against Boston.The Celtics took advantage of an injury and defeating the 76ers, 110-106. The game changed when Tobias Harris crashed to the floor at the 2:40 mark of the third quarter. Without Harris, Boston went on a 12-0 run and eventually led 96-79 in the opening minutes of the fourth. — The Ravens have terminated the contract of seven-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas. According to a statement released today by the team, Thomas was released “for personal conduct that adversely affected the Baltimore Ravens.” The action stems from Thomas’ fray with defensive back Chuck Clark at Friday’s practice after Thomas admittedly blew a coverage assignment. — Washington has released wideout Cody Latimer amid his legal issues before he practiced a single snap with the team. He was arrested in May and charged with a felony count of illegal discharge of a firearm. He also faces charges of second-degree assault, menacing, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment. — The Cardinals have signed veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to boost their secondary after a season-ending injury to Robert Alford. Kirkpatrick spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Bengals and has 10 career interceptions in 99 games, including 67 starts.— The banged-up Jets received a boost on the practice field with the returns of linebacker Avery Williamson and tight ends Ryan Griffin and Daniel Brown to team drills. Williamson and Griffin opened training camp on the active/physically unable to perform list. Brown was on the non-football injury list with an ankle injury.— Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry was back on the field for Sunday’s practice in shells and shorts, but second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham was held back during combined team drills after also being limited Friday. Sato claims second Indianapolis 500 crownINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory as the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution.IndyCar officials declined to throw a red flag after a violent crash by Spencer Pigot (pee-ZHOH’) with just a handful of laps remaining. Pigot needed medical attention on the track, the crash scene was a debris field and there was no way the race could resume without a stoppage. Dixon dominated the race and asked on his radio if IndyCar was going to give the drivers a final shootout to the checkered flag, NASCAR style. But the five-time Indy-Car champion had to settle for second after Sato led him across the finish line under yellow. Sato’s teammate, Graham Rahal (RAY’-hahl), was third. Kemba Walker poured in 32 points in his first NBA series-clinching win.Jayson Tatum finished with 28 points and a playoff career-high 15 rebounds.Harris had 20 points despite his lengthy absence in the second half. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) finished with 30 points and 10 boards for Philadelphia.Also in NBA first-round action, Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Mavericks a 135-133 triumph over the Clippers, evening the series at two games apiece. Doncic was sensational despite playing on a badly sprained ankle, delivering 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists.Trey Burke finished with 25 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 in a game that featured eight lead changes in OT. NFL-NEWSNFL asks lab to check reliability of its COVID-19 testsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has asked a New Jersey lab to investigate a new batch of COVID-19 test results amid reports from several teams of false positives. The league didn’t identify which teams got positive results, or how many there were. Among teams reporting false positives, the Minnesota Vikings said they had 12, the New York Jets 10 and the Chicago Bears nine. Other teams that were affected are the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns. In other NFL news: — Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) lifted a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Athletics a 5-4 win versus the Angels. Oakland trailed 4-2 before rallying on RBI singles by Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) and Sean Murphy in the sixth.— Josh Fleming won his big league debut by pitching five innings of two-run ball in the Rays’ 5-4 decision over the Blue Jays. Austin Meadows drove in two runs and Brandon Lowe (low) provided an RBI single that put Tampa Bay ahead to stay.— Kyle Lewis and Austin Nola belted early solo home runs and Sam Haggerty’s two-run blow gave the Mariners a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning of a 4-1 win over the Rangers. Justin Dunn allowed just one hit over six scoreless frames before three relievers finished the combined three-hitter.— Rio Ruiz drove in four runs and the Orioles gained a four-game split by downing the Red Sox for the second straight day, 5-4. Winning pitcher Thomas Eshelman entered the game with two out in the first inning and walked his first batter before retiring his last 13.— Kiké (KEE’-kay) Hernández hit a three-run drive and Mookie Betts went deep twice in a seven-homer assault that propelled the Dodgers to an 11-3 pounding of the Rockies and a three-game sweep. The Dodgers have won 11 of 12 games overall and own the best record in baseball at 22-8 at the halfway point of this abbreviated season. NBA-NEWSFines from Magic-Bucks scuffleLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Magic forward James Ennis and Bucks forward Marvin Williams have been fined $15,000 each for a fight that led to their ejections from Game 3 of their teams’ first-round playoff series Saturday. Ennis and Williams had been competing for rebounding position midway through the second quarter of the Bucks’ 121-107 victory. They exchanged shoves as they headed back up the floor. NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSB’s top Bolts in Game 1 Associated Press last_img read more

Petrozzi’s amazing 50-footer wins NSW title

first_img2 Feb 2018 Petrozzi’s amazing 50-footer wins NSW title England international Gian-Marco Petrozzi holed a 50ft eagle putt to win the New South Wales Amateur in Australia on the 37th hole of the final.Petrozzi commented: “It feels absolutely great, especially the manner I did it in. To hole a putt like that and win was fabulous.”The 20-year-old from Trentham Golf Club in Staffordshire had been through highs and lows during the final against Australia’s Jed Morgan. He set off playing great golf, firing on all cylinders and was four up after the first 18 holes before extending his lead to six holes in the afternoon.Then, his putter went cold and his opponent found top form. “We ended up all square after 35 and on the last I managed to scrape a half,” said Petrozzi.“On the play-off hole I had 260 yards to the green and hit a three iron to about 50ft – and then managed to hole that 50-footer for an eagle to win.“I’d been down, it’s the end of a long trip and I was mentally tired and feeling almost beaten before I was beaten. But the golfing gods helped me out and I think I did deserve it in the end – and it was great to do it in that fashion.”Petrozzi continues a great English winning tradition in this event, following Scott Gregory in 2017 and Paul Howard in 2015. “The Australians can have the Ashes but not the NSW trophy!” he joked.Petrozzi has been part of a four-man England Golf squad on a month long tour of Australia, alongside Jake Burnage (Saunton, Devon), David Hague (Malton and Norton, Yorkshire) and Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire). Other highlights included Hague’s second place in the Avondale Amateur and his quarter final place in the Australian Amateur.“It’s been a fantastic trip,” said Petrozzi, who is also the Welsh open champion. “I will never forget this.Caption: Gian-Marco Petrozzi with the New South Wales Aamateur trophy, courtesy David Tease, Golf NSW Tags: Australia, Gian-Marco Petrozzi, New South Waleslast_img read more

Serie A news: Lazio handed two-match partial stadium ban after racist chants in Napoli match

first_imgLazio will serve a two-match partial stadium ban after Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to racist chants by a section of home fans at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night.The referee’s report confirms the Senegalese was the target of abuse during the second half of a 2-0 Napoli victory, with match official Massimiliano Irrati deciding to halt play until the chanting abated.Lega Serie A’s disciplinary tribunal has now sanctioned Lazio by closing the Olimpico’s north stand, where the club’s hardcore supporters gather, for their next home league game against Hellas Verona.The league has also activated a suspended partial ban issued last February after racist chanting in a match against Genoa, meaning the Curva Nord will remain closed for the visit of Sassuolo.A statement published on legaseriea.it said Lazio had to pay a 50,000 euro (£38,000) fine.Koulibaly, whose every touch was met by boos from a cluster of Lazio fans, thanked Tuscan referee Irrati for his support with an Instagram post.The 24-year-old wrote: “A great win! I must thank everybody for their messages of solidarity.“I also want to thank the Lazio fans but most of all, for his courage, referee Irrati. Thanks also to my team-mates, the club and our fans who have been a great support in the face of those ugly chants.”Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri bemoaned the supporters’ behaviour following full-time in Rome.He told sscnapoli.it: “I spoke with the fourth official because the situation was becoming embarrassing and I saw Koulibaly was getting really annoyed and wound up by the chants.“So I think the referee took the right decision and I must congratulate him because he’s sent a good message.”Sarri’s opposite number Stefano Pioli, while condemning the abuse, did not think the stoppage was necessary or productive.He told RAI Sport: “Abusive chants should not happen. People need to show respect and be polite.“But I am not sure I would have stopped play – I don’t think that’s helpful.“The chanting is unjustified but by stopping play you give a sense of importance to a tiny minority of troublemakers. It certainly wasn’t from the whole stadium.”Top-flight officials have been granted the power to halt or even abandon games in the face of discriminatory behaviour from fans following a series of racist incidents.Mario Balotelli, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Kevin Constant are other players who have been targeted with abusive chants, with Atalanta supporters throwing bananas at the latter in May 2014.A year earlier, Boateng and his AC Milan team-mates walked off the pitch during a friendly match against Pro Patria when the midfielder was racially abused. 1 Serie A news: Lazio handed two-match partial stadium ban after racist chants in Napoli match last_img read more


first_imgA man who had his bicycle stolen during an altercation with a number of youths returned to the incident and stabbed a 14 year old boy with a pair of scissors.Letterkenny court.Vincent Doherty (45) appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with producing an article capable of causing serious injury. Doherty, then 42, had been drinking with a number of young men at the Gartan Field in Letterkenny on the night of January 29th, 2011 when the incident happened.The court heard how Doherty, a former baker, had had a verbal altercation with a 14 year old boy during which Doherty made derogatory remarks about the boy’s dead father.A row ensued during which Doherty’s bike was taken from him and he received a number of blows.He returned to the scene a number of hours later at around 2am and produced a pair of scissors and stabbed the boy a number of times in the neck and stomach.During this altercation Doherty was again attacked and was hit with a roadsign in the head at one stage.He fled the scene again and was chased to his house.Gardai were called and the boy had to be taken by ambulance to hospital.Barrister for the accused, Damien Crawford, said all those at the scene were reluctant to give any statements to Gardai.He said his client is very remorseful but still feels a sense of grievance that his side of the story had not ben completely told.He revealed that Doherty had been suffering as a result of the incident and that all the windows in his home had ben smashed and he had been threatened.Judge Matthew Deery said it was a serious incident but said it would have been difficult to get a prosecution as nobody wanted to come forward to give evidence.He said he appreciated that references including one from Cara House spoke highly of Doherty.He sentenced Doherty to 200 hours of community service in lieu of two years in prison.MAN STABBED BOY WITH SCISSORS AFTER HIS BIKE WAS STOLEN DURING ROW was last modified: July 18th, 2014 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) Tags:donegalLetterkenny Circuit CourtscissorsSTABBEDVincent Dohertylast_img read more

QPR’s visit to Thailand is scrapped

first_imgQPR have scrapped a planned pre-season visit to Thailand and will instead play in Indonesia.Rangers were due to play a match in Bangkok but have instead been forced to make alternative arrangements.Their tour will now begin in Malaysia with a match against a Sabah XI on 17 July.They will then travel to Kuala Lumpar to play Kelantan three days later and then to Surubaya in Indonesia for a friendly against Persebaya Surubaya on the 23rd.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

We’re Still Not Facebook: Lessons from Late Adopters

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This week thousands of visitors arrived at ReadWriteWeb thinking we were the new Facebook and asking us how to login. The phenomenon came about as mainstream audiences were directed to our story via Google search for “Facebook login”. While RWW’s regular tech readers found the mistake amusing, it perhaps speaks to the fact that there are huge variables in user interaction. A few months ago Betaworks’ Andrew Weissman wrote an article entitled, Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply where he tells entrepreneurs to step outside of their insular worlds. He writes, “[It] can mean not believing what other people say or write about your service – good or bad – it is the use case that matters, not the chatter.” In our world of tech media, it’s easy to forget that there is a large group of users who type terms like “Facebook login” into Google search. Could you imagine if we’d written an article entitled, “Bank of America Wants to Be Your One True Password”? We might all be sipping margaritas in the Grand Cayman right now. If a huge audience can’t understand the difference between a blog and a social networking site, how are we supposed to explain the concepts of OAuth and OpenID? If you’re a startup entrepreneur, step outside of your own world of early adopters and look at your product through the eyes of a n00b. While we didn’t mean to confuse Facebook users, the traffic on this week’s login post is proof that the late adoption audience is a valuable group to consider. Photo Credit: Dave Olson dana oshirolast_img read more

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