James Corden(Photo: Jason Bell) View Comments Hear ye, hear ye! We are less than a month away from the 2016 Tony Awards! On top of prepping for those viewing parties, guessing which show-stopping numbers will be performed and debating those history-making nominations, theater fans cannot wait for host James Corden’s delightful shenanigans. As previously reported, the Late Late Show and Carpool Karaoke fave (and Tony winner, nacht) will emcee Broadway’s brightest night on June 12, and we are looking forward to riding shotgun. Though the late night king has been busy dancing in Justin Timberlake music videos, memorizing Hamilton and maneuvering into primetime, of course he also recently got spiffed up for his stint at the Beacon Theater. Take a peek at Corden looking suave in the shot above, and read through our five reasons why he will nail it on June 12 when the Tonys air on CBS! (Not that we’re counting down the seconds or anything.)
Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai (left) competes in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. AFP PHOTORESULTHeat 1 Chemutai 7th. Overall 17th out of 52.(15 into final)TonightBoxing 11.45pmMen’s flyweight Round of 32Ronald Serugo vs Narek Abgaryan (Armenia)Athletics 10000m men final (3.00am Sunday Uganda time)Timothy Toroitich, Moses Kurong and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiPeruth Chemutai had an outstanding 3000m steeplechase race that placed her 17th out of 52 runners, but her only reward was a personal best time as she will watch the Rio Olympics final on Monday in the stands.Running in Heat 1, 17-year-old Chemutai finished 7th in a personal best time of 9:31.03 (old time 9:31.34) but it was not good enough to make the final, even though five from her heat advanced to Monday’s final. Only the top 3 per head, and the 6 best times after that, were considered.Next in action for Uganda at the Olympics is bxer flyweight boxer Ronald Serugo who has a tough fight against Narek Abgaryan of Armenia at 11.45, before the 10000m track race 3 hours later.The partnership of Timothy Toroitich, Moses Kurong and former junior world champion Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei will one to look out for.Today’s athletics result3000m SteeplechaseHeat 11. Ruth Jebet (Bahrain) 9:12.62 Q2. Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia) 9:18.75 Q3. Gesa Felicitas Krause (Germany) 9:19.70 Q4. Colleen Quigley (U.S.) 9:21.825. Lydia Chebet Rotich (Kenya) 9:30.216. Mariya Shatalova (Ukraine) 9:30.897. Peruth Chemutai (Uganda) 9:31.038. Charlotta Fougberg (Sweden) 9:31.169. OEzlem Kaya (Turkey) 9:32.0310. Sviatlana Kudzelich (Belarus) 9:32.9311. Fadwa Sidi Madane (Morocco) 9:32.9412. Diana Martin (Spain) 9:44.0713. Ingeborg Lovnes (Norway) 9:44.8514. Kerry O’Flaherty (Ireland) 9:45.3515. Juliana Paula dos Santos (Brazil) 9:45.9516. Erin Teschuk (Canada) 9:53.7017. Anju Takamizawa (Japan) 9:58.59Heat 21. Beatrice Chepkoech (Kenya) 9:17.55 Q2. Emma Coburn (U.S.) 9:18.12 Q3. Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia) 9:18.71 Q4. Lalita Babar (India) 9:19.765. Madeline Hills (Australia) 9:24.166. Fabienne Schlumpf (Switzerland) 9:30.547. Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 9:35.098. Matylda Kowal (Poland) 9:35.139. Sanaa Koubaa (Germany) 9:35.1510. Victoria Mitchell (Australia) 9:39.4011. Michelle Finn (Ireland) 9:49.4512. Tigest Getent (Bahrain) 9:49.9213. Maria Bernard (Canada) 9:50.1714. Meryem Akdag (Turkey) 9:50.2815. Sandra Eriksson (Finland) 9:56.7716. Luiza Gega (Albania) 9:58.4917. Anastasiya Puzakova (Belarus) 10:14.0818. Amina Bettiche (Algeria) 10:26.91Heat 31. Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (Kenya) 9 minutes 24.61 seconds Q2. Genevieve LaCaze (Australia) 9:26.25 Q3. Courtney Frerichs (U.S.) 9:27.02 Q4. Genevieve Lalonde (Canada) 9:30.245. Zhang Xinyan (China) 9:31.476. Anna Emilie Moller (Denmark) 9:32.687. Etenesh Diro (Ethiopia) 9:34.708. Aisha Praught (Jamaica) 9:35.799. Sudha Singh (India) 9:43.2910. Salima El Ouali Alami (Morocco) 9:44.8311. Eliane Saholinirina (Madagascar) 9:45.9212. Sara Treacy (Ireland) 9:46.2413. Ancuta Bobocel (Romania) 9:46.2814. Tugba Guevenc (Turkey) 9:49.9315. Maya Rehberg (Germany) 9:51.7316. Belen Adaluz Casetta (Argentina) 9:51.8517. Lennie Waite (Britain) 10:14.18Into the final AthleteTime Japan Bahrain 9:30.21 Lennie Waite 51 9:17.55 Belarus 9:24.16 9:18.75 Germany Canada Turkey Luiza Gega Ethiopia Tuğba Güvenç 9:49.92 Ethiopia 9:53.70 Lalita Babar Share on: WhatsApp 9:19.76 9:24.61 Canada Hyvin Jepkemoi 9:18.71 Geneviève Lalonde Diana Martín Norway 50 9:44.07 Sweden Australia Lydia Chebet Rotich Victoria Mitchell 9:31.16 9:30.54 Habiba Ghribi 10:14.18 Madagascar Australia India Juliana Paula dos Santos Australia 9:32.68 United States Sara Louise Treacy Anastasiya Puzakova Ukraine 9:21.82 Tunisia Belarus 9:51.85 Ethiopia 9:30.24 34 Ancuța Bobocel 9:39.40 Belén Casetta 9:58.49 Anju Takamizawa Ireland Meryem Akda 16 40 17 Courtney Frerichs 42 Matylda Kowal Gesa Felicitas Krause 23 9:49.45 Anna-Emilie Møller United States Germany 10:26.91 9:51.73 Beatrice Chepkoech Kenya 9:18.12 9:50.28 30 Hiwot Ayalew 9:32.93 India 9:27.02 United States Sanaa Koubaa 52 9:49.93 9:31.47 46 9:32.03 Uganda Jamaica 41 29 9:35.13 Fabienne Schlumpf 9:32.94 9:46.28 Sudha Singh 9:35.09 9:26.25 31 9:46.24 Spain Genevieve LaCaze Salima El Ouali Alami Peruth Chemutai 9:34.70 Michelle Finn 21 Ruth Jebet Denmark 36 Sandra Eriksson Kerry O’Flaherty Poland 44 35 Eliane Saholinirina Madeline Hills Germany China 9:45.95 Brazil Turkey Ireland Sviatlana Kudzelich Ingeborg Løvnes 38 Kenya Finland 9:58.59 Turkey Zhang Xinyan Aisha Praught 9:35.79 22 Tigest Getent Bahrain 48 Great Britain Sunday August 14Women’s marathon final 3.30pmNyakisi AderoMonday August 15 Men’s 3000m steeplechase round 1 – 4.25pmBenjamin Kiplagat and Jacob AraptanyTuesday August 16 Women’s 5000m round 1 – 3.30pmJuliet Chekwel and Stella ChesangMen’s 1500m round 1 – 4-30pmRonald MusagalaWed August 17 Men’s 5000m round 1 – 4.05pmJacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyego and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiWomen’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pmHalimah Nakaayi and Winnie NanyondoMen’s Steeplechase finalThursday August 18 Men’s 1500m semifinalWomen 800m semifinalFriday August 19 Women’s 5000m finalSaturday August 20 Men’s 1500m finalWomen’s 800m finalMen’s 5000m final 3.30pmJacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyego and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiSunday August 21 Men’s Marathon final 3.30pmSolomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen Kiprotich 25 20 9:43.29 Maria Bernard Charlotta Fougberg 26 Maya Rehberg 27 Argentina 33 9:12.62 Sofia Assefa 18 Erin Teschuk 45 49 39 Switzerland 19 9:50.17 Özlem Kaya Algeria 47 Amina Bettiche Ireland 9:56.77 Colleen Quigley 32 Albania Canada Morocco Morocco Fadwa Sidi Madane 43 10:14.08 Mariya Shatalova 9:45.92 9:30.89 Romania Rest of team Uganda’s Schedule Emma Coburn Kenya Etenesh Diro 9:35.15 9:19.70 9:45.35 9:31.03 9:44.83 9:44.85
Thirteen-year-old Olivia Barrs has claimed her place in England Golf’s Grand Medal Final with a superb round of net 63. The youngster, from Lindgale Golf Club in Leicestershire, posted her score in the Midlands North Regional Medal Final at Radcliffe on Trent, where she led 10 qualifiers for the Grand Final. Olivia gained her first handicap a year ago and was playing off 23 when she teed up in the regional final. She finished four shots clear of her closest challenger and a hefty cut is on the way. “It was the best round I’ve ever had and I’m really, really happy about it. I can’t believe I’ve won,” she said. Olivia’s round included a gross birdie and five pars – on a course she’d never played before. This was the fifth of six regional qualifiers to determine the competitors for the Grand Medal Final at Northants County Golf Club on June 29. The successful players from Radcliffe on Trent were: Olivia Barrs of Lingdale, Sue Annibal of South Kyme, Elizabeth Ruscoe of Aldersey Green, Fran Kralev of Lymm, Cath Wong of Cotgrave Place, Carol Wild of Notts Ladies, Sophie Beardsall of Greetham Valley, Joan Young of Boston, Jo Hopkins of Notts Ladies’ and Gill Brook of Louth. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2012. The Midlands North final was contested by players from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. Qualifying net scores Midlands North Regional Final, Radcliffe on Trent, Par 72, CSS 73 63 Olivia Barrs (Lingdale) 67 Sue Annibal (South Kyme) 71 Elizabeth Ruscoe (Aldersey Green) 72 Fran Kralev (Lymm) 73 Cath Wong (Cotgrave Place), Carol Wild (Notts Ladies’), Sophie Beardsall (Greetham Valley), Joan Young (Boston), Jo Hopkins (Notts Ladies’), Gill Brook (Louth) For full scores please click here. 24 May 2013 Super 63 secures Grand Medal Final place
Richard Mandella6113101121%$755,946 Mario Gutierrez10591599%$474,512 Elvis Trujillo21424302111%$1,414,490 Hector Palma3275222%$187,240 Felipe Valdez8412121314%$383,041 Mike Smith10421211520%$2,320,631 Steven Miyadi4195422%$261,780 Jerry Hollendorfer15729202418%$3,215,322 -30- Steve Knapp3772319%$281,140 Ron Ellis60134922%$464,540 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS BOLO ON SCHEDULE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBYBack on a regular training schedule after a helter skelter regimen dictated by inclement weather prior to the San Felipe Stakes on March 7 in which he finished an encouraging third behind unbeaten winner Dortmund, Bolo is coming up to Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and a rematch with Dortmund in fine fettle.“He’s back on his regular training program and it looks like there’s a lot of pace,” said Carla Gaines, who trains the Kentucky-bred son of Temple City for Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle I. Mack.“On paper, the race looks good for a horse with his style. He’s got tactical speed and he’s very ratable. He’ll pretty much sit wherever you want him to in the race, so that’s good.”The field for the 78th Santa Anita Derby: Dortmund, Martin Garcia, 3-5; One Lucky Dane, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Cross the Line, Juan Hernandez, 15-1; Bolo, Mike Smith, 4-1; Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; and Bad Read Sanchez, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1.In other Santa Anita Derby news:Dennis O’Neill and brother Doug, trainer of outsider Bad Read Sanchez, who has not raced in eight months: “Obviously,” said Dennis, “the idea is to have him hit the board. It’s a very, very tough race, but the horse is doing really good, he’s training great, he’s finally healthy, and we did it a couple years ago.“We were 43-1 when I’ll Have Another won the Lewis in 2012 and we’re hoping we’re 40 or 50 to one tomorrow and shock the world.”Added Doug: “We were doing the math. He’s just short of 12 miles in works the last few months, so he’s got a lot of foundation underneath him. He’s going to be fresh, of course, but not overly hot. If he’s going to have any chance to go a mile and an eighth against these kinds of horses, he’s got to relax early.”Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on California Derby winner Cross the Line, 15-1 on Jon White’s morning line:“He’s coming up to a peak race and we’ll have no excuses. He’s looked good going over the track; it looks like he likes it. He’s been schooled in the gate, schooled in the paddock. This is a big test, but he’s prepared. We’ll find out a lot Saturday.”Bob Baffert will be seeking to add to his Santa Anita Derby record of six wins, having captured it previously with Cavonnier (1996), Indian Charlie (1998), General Challenge (1999), Point Given (2001), Pioneerof the Nile (2009) and Midnight Interlude (2011).The first 15,000 THOROUGHBREDS members in attendance at Santa Anita Saturday will be offered free an exclusive 2015 Santa Anita Derby Day T-shirt while supplies last. First post time for the 11-race program is 12 noon. Gates open at 10 a.m.Santa Anita offers a $750,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool and a $300,000 guaranteed Pick 6 pool on Santa Anita Derby Day. Victor Espinoza16831332418%$2,035,826 Fernando Perez1881624219%$787,678 Drayden Van Dyke20123252411%$1,434,597 Joseph Talamo23924274110%$1,688,978 Jeff Bonde3592426%$342,840 Thomas Proctor5086316%$563,628 Tyler Baze29639373313%$2,283,534 FINISH LINES: Agent Tony Matos reports that Corey Nakatani visited with Dr. James Tibone yesterday and got word that he could resume riding in two weeks. Nominated to the Hall of Fame this year, the 44-year-old Nakatani suffered a broken left collarbone in a riding mishap March 15 . . . Sunland Derby winner Firing Line worked four furlongs under Gary Stevens in 48 seconds flat as the son of Line of David owned by Arnold Zetcher prepares for the Kentucky Derby on May 2. “He went on the steady side and really relaxed, which is good,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “I think we’ll probably do our last work here and then ship him (to Churchill Downs).” . . . As stated yesterday, Millie Ball has joined Santa Anita’s simulcast broadcast team and will be sharing her insights throughout the current meet along with Michelle Yu and Jon White . . . Omar Figueroa is the 6-1 favorite among jockeys to capture their division of tomorrow’s Santa Anita Derby Day 5K run. Jesus Camacho (9-5 against men) and Jennifer Cirillo (3-1 vs. women) are the picks among employees. Martin Garcia13026161620%$1,856,310 Martin Pedroza16716252210%$720,234 Richard Baltas781613721%$676,035 NO DEFECTION FOR HAVANNA BELLE IN PROVIDENCIA Havanna Belle is ready for her close up in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Providencia Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf.An Irish-bred daughter of Teofilo trained by Phil D’Amato for owner Michael House, Havanna Belle finished sixth in her U.S. debut in the restricted Sweet Life Stakes on Feb. 14, but was beaten less than four lengths despite hopping at the start of the race at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. It was her first start in nearly four months.The nine furlongs of the Providencia should be well within her comfort zone. “She needed her last race,” D’Amato said. “She’s just crying to go longer. I think this is more her trip. Rafael (Bejarano) breezed her on the grass last time and loved her.“She should be fit and ready to run a much better race this time.”The field for the Providencia: Lutine Belle, Alex Solis, 12-1; Ol’ Fashion Gal, 12-1; Miss Boom Boom, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Entrechat, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Jaded Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Spanish Queen, Brice Blanc, 6-1; Frosty Friday, Mike Smith, 6-1; Prize Exhibit, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Havanna Belle, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Spirit of Xian, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Lady Zuzu, Tyler Baze, 6-1; and Sister of Mercy, Fernando Perez, 30-1.Show Stealer was scratched. Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Gary Stevens9717141818%$1,534,578 Edwin Maldonado11715111413%$528,154 Tiago Pereira1201691513%$490,982 Michael Pender4978614%$202,620 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Eddie Truman2071235%$278,590 Mark Casse57106818%$797,378 VEHICULAR TRAFFIC REROUTED ON DERBY DAYThose wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day Saturday are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3. Gates 3 & 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Santa Anita Derby and on the Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com/events, or call (626) 574-RACE. MACHOWSKY EYES DOUBLE IN EVENING JEWEL Mike Machowsky is looking for a repeat victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California.The 49-year-old trainer sent out Rovenna to win the race last year and has the speedy Bad Ju Ju set go in the 6 ½ furlong sprint on Saturday.“We’ve had this race picked out for her the last few months,” Machowsky said. “She doesn’t have to be on the lead. She’s trained off horses in the mornings, and she’s a pretty talented little filly.”Bad Ju Ju is a daughter of Desert Code owned and bred by Machowsky’s Lo Hi Racing Stable and Dick Barton. She was off slow from the rail in her debut in which she finished fifth last Nov. 7 at Del Mar, but won her next two starts on the front end under Kayla Star, who rides in the Evening Jewel.The field for the Evening Jewel: Long Hot Summer, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Niassa, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Desert Thief, Agapito Delgadillo, 12-1; Ashley’s Sassy, Mike Smith, 8-1; Bad Ju Ju, Kayla Star, 4-1; Can Can Babe, Elvis Trujillo, 20-1; Tribal Express, Alonso Quinonez, 50-1; Alwazabridesmaid, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 5-1; Jenna’s Faith, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Grand Yodeler, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Princess Bertrando, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; and Easter Fever, Victor Espinoza, 8-1. Flavien Prat13715161711%$794,124 Santiago Gonzalez13017152013%$749,934 Philip D’Amato7016121123%$725,650 Peter Eurton8315131418%$856,006 Mark Glatt7914151218%$606,382 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Rafael Bejarano26165363525%$2,960,866 ULTRA SOUND TOMORROW FOR JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS REDBreeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red and his trainer and part owner Keith Desormeaux will be on the outside looking in at Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, a race Desormeaux had resolutely on his radar screen until abscess issues with the colt’s right front foot ended those plans.“I would have liked to been part of the Santa Anita Derby festivities but the horse is still here at Santa Anita and his status hasn’t changed much,” said Desormeaux, who has handled the disappointment of missing the Triple Crown candidly and forthrightly.“He’ll have a thorough examination and then we’ll decide if we’re going to send him off to the farm again, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.“He’s doing great, his legs look great. We’re going to do an ultra sound tomorrow to make sure things are progressing nicely, and as long as they are, he’s going to remain here. If the doc thinks the horse might benefit more by going to the farm, then we’ll do that, but in my estimation, he’ll be staying here.”NEWCOMER STELLAR WIND FAVORED IN SANTA ANITA OAKSIn only her second start for John Sadler since a recent private purchase by Hronis Racing LLC, Stellar Wind seeks Grade I status when she runs in Saturday’s $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks at 1 1/16 miles.“She’s doing well,” Sadler said of the daughter of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin. “She’s trained steadily and everything’s gone perfect. This is a step up in class but we’re looking forward to it. She’s doing great.” The field for the Santa Anita Oaks: Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; Glory, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 4-1; Singing Kitty, Aaron Gryder, 12-1; Luminance, Martin Garcia, 5-2; Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 9-5; and Wild At Heart, Flavien Prat, 8-1.She’s a Big Winner was scratched. Mike Puype100915139%$463,286 James Cassidy68981213%$382,890 Bob Baffert9723161324%$1,894,852 BOLO SHOULD FANCY PACE IN SANTA ANITA DERBYDESORMEAUX OUTSIDE LOOKING IN WITH TEXAS REDSTELLAR WIND CHOICE IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKSSPEEDY BAD JU JU SET FOR EVENING JEWEL STAKESHAVANNA BELLE READY FOR BEST IN PROVIDENCIA Kent Desormeaux19033332317%$1,914,290 Doug O’Neill16422162313%$1,018,420 Brice Blanc5572413%$299,930 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won (Current Through Thursday, April 2) Peter Miller14627271618%$1,352,936 John Sadler12717181713%$1,056,534
QPR goalkeeper Rob Green has produced a number of fine saves at the Liberty Stadium to leave his team within sight of their first away point of the season.He was off his line quickly to deny former Rangers man Wayne Routledge and did well to tip away Kyle Bartley’s header.Green was less convincing when he misjudged Gylfi Sigurdsson’s tame effort and the ball trickled narrowly wide of the target.But he redeemed himself six minutes before the break by diving to his left to brilliantly claw out Sigurdsson’s free-kick.At the other end, Niko Kranjcar curled a free-kick over the bar and Leroy Fer was unable to apply the finishing touch to a free-kick from Joey Barton.Fer later had Rangers’ best chance of the half but his header from Kranjcar’s cross was saved by keeper Łukasz Fabiański.And as the visitors finished the half strongly, the dangerous Eduardo Vargas fired wide.Green was called into action again after the restart, twice denying Wilfried Bony, first by saving from the Ivorian after he had been set up by Routledge and then keeping out his volley.Richard Dunne, available again after suspension, returned to the QPR side, with Nedum Onuoha moving to right-back and Mauricio Isla dropping to the bench.Kranjcar kept his place, while Bobby Zamora is still out. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Kranjcar, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Isla, Mutch, Phillips, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
While, … It took a few weeks, but the 49ers have turned skeptics into believers after manhandling the Rams 20-7 Sunday to move to 5-0 on the season.In the Niners’ rise from the team that picked No. 2 overall last year to a bonafide playoff contender, there’s plenty of praise to be passed around.But here are three players that I think deserve more:Jaquiski Tartt(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)Let’s be real: the MVP of the Niners’ defense is really coordinator Robert Saleh.
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Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Now that Christmas 2012 has passed, the analyst elves are waking from their egg-nog induced torpor to give us the details on how this year’s buying spree went. Of note was this figure from the Experian Marketing folks: Christmas Day’s online spending this year jumped 27% over the 2011 numbers. Is procrastination being raised to a new level, or is there something else going on?When measuring the top 500 retail sites, Experian noted an average of a 10% increase over the entire seven-week shopping period, which makes the 27% bump in actual Christmas Day shopping stand out even more. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Besides U.S. shoppers being able to outspend the People’s Liberation Army at the mall, this figure points to a big reason why shoppers are getting their online shopping done the same day the tree is awash in a sea of torn wrapping paper: Because they can.Armchair Shopping, Complete With Egg NogThere’s another element to this as well, one that ReadWrite’s Dan Rowinski alluded to recently while discussing the explosion of downloaded apps at Christmas: with 17.4 million new personal devices activated on Dec. 25 alone, and hundreds of millions more existing devices out there, not only are people getting more gift cards, they can actually spend them right then and there.In the past, when you got a gift card, you might have to fire up the computer or laptop to get your online spending done. Or the gift card might be for a brick-and-mortar store with little or no online presence. But with the proliferation of tablets and smartphones, and many more online outlets for retailers, you don’t even have to leave the couch to spend out that gift card.The ease of friction in online shopping may also explain another trend CEB TowerGroup noticed: gift card “spillage” (the term for unspent gift card amounts that represents pure profit for retailers) dropped 20% this year to “just” $1.7 billion. Industry observers are pointing to the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009, which restricts expiration dates and fees retailers can slap on gift cards, as a reason for this reduction in spillage, but ease-of-use is also likely a factor.If this trend continues, look for aggressive retailers to make up for pre-holiday discounts by tweaking their product prices upwards on Christmas Day to catch these shoppers coming in with their funds already tied up in pre-paid branded gift cards.Smart shoppers may want to hold off on the instant gratification of gift card spending and wait for the next run of sales.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. brian proffitt Tags:#e-commerce A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s tempting to pull out the traditional “Ha ha, look at all the procrastinating shoppers who can’t get their lives together,” angle (a first cousin to the April 15 public mocking of losers in line at the post office). But it seems that the most likely explanation has less to do with lateness than with digital updates to a couple of time-honored holiday traditions.Digitally Enabling Holiday Gift-Giving TraditionsThe first tradition is, of course, the gift exchange. What, you don’t like that lime green cable knit sweater? Let’s get online and pick out something more approproate.The Internet’s ability to let unhappy recipients re-order gifts, with the intent to return the balked presents later, smooths over many a holiday faux pas.The second, and probably more likely, reason for all of this holiday shopping on Christmas Day is the increasingly ubiquitous use of gift cards as presents. According to CEB TowerGroup Research, U.S. sales of gift cards topped $110 billion in 2012, equal to China’s entire defense budget. You can bet that some of those gift cards are being cashed in right away online. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts
Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella: Why I rejected concrete Chelsea offerby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella admits he was close to joining Chelsea in January.The Italy international was with Cagliari at the time and would eventually sign for Inter over the summer.”Chelsea wanted to recruit me in January, the negotiations were concrete,” the midfielder tells Gazzetta dello Sport. “At Cagliari I said: ‘It is no easy period for the team, I will stay here for the season. “‘Then I will make a decision’.” Barella admits he’s enjoying playing for former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at Inter.He added, “Do you see how Conte’s team is running? It is not just because they are well prepared. It’s the result of what he puts into your head.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is slated to deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony. The theme of the Summit is ‘Tourism Resilience through Global Synergies’. Stakeholders from Jamaica, the Caribbean and wider Americas region are among the participants to attend the Summit, which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with the UWI. All is set for Jamaica to host the inaugural Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, St. Andrew, on Thursday (September 13).Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is slated to deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony. The theme of the Summit is ‘Tourism Resilience through Global Synergies’.Stakeholders from Jamaica, the Caribbean and wider Americas region are among the participants to attend the Summit, which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with the UWI.The event is part of the Ministry’s effort to build resilience across the Caribbean and globally to what Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says are wide-ranging disruptive challenges to the industry.These, he notes, include climate change, cybercrime, epidemics and pandemics, and terrorism.The Summit will also serve as a precursor to next year’s official launch of the Government’s Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, which will be housed at the UWI’s Mona Campus.Mr. Bartlett was speaking at a media briefing at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday (September 11).He said the Summit’s staging is timely, in light of the tourism industry’s heightened vulnerability over the last 50 years, to the aforementioned challenges.“Because of its very character, [tourism] is susceptible to all sorts of shocks, both endogenous and exogenous, and these can have deleterious impact on economies and also on the pace of development as well as the scale and scope of developments in [tourism-dependent] countries,” the Minister noted.In the same vein, Mr. Bartlett said tourism has been and remains one of, if not the most resilient of all industries, pointing out that “it bounces back quickly and grows”.“It has grown exponentially over the last 50 years and has grown faster than all other industries. But, more importantly, it has grown more sustainably than all other industries, [as] when other industries have faltered and lost their significance as global contributors, tourism continues to rise,” he added.In this regard, Mr. Bartlett said Thursday’s Summit aims to assess existing and emerging disruptions related to tourism management globally, and the risk of these to the global tourism product; and identify a synergetic, strategic and operational framework for partnerships between and among major governmental, non-governmental and business entities to address and develop mitigation strategies for these disruptions.He indicated that presentations will be made by some of the leading experts on crisis management and disruption detection.They include Professor Lee Miles of Crisis and Disaster Management Centre, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom; former United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary General, Dr. Talib Rifai; Head of the Caribbean Public Health Agency Tourism and Health Programme, Dr. Lisa Indar; along with British High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Asif Ahmad; and the UWI’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs, Ambassador Richard Bernal.The focus themes include ‘Developing Awareness and Sensitisation Strategies’, ‘Designing Capacity Building Programmes’, ‘Resource Mobilisation’, ‘Development of Crisis Management Systems’, ‘Communication Management’, ‘Recovery Management Planning’, ‘Building Global Networks for Tourism Resilience’, and ‘Development of Risk-Reduction Systems’.“We are excited about the prospects of this, the first (Summit) of its kind in the region, and we hope to have a document from it – a blueprint – that will help to guide the world in discussing and treating with disruptions of the nature and type that we have indicated,” Mr. Bartlett said. All is set for Jamaica to host the inaugural Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, St. Andrew, on Thursday (September 13).