Pochettino praises Tottenham character – ‘We’re moving in the right direction’

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed his side’s fighting spirit, claiming their backs-to-the-wall win at Swansea is proof the Spurs players are buying into his philosophy.The north Londoners were forced to defend for extended periods at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, but managed to claim all three points thanks to Christian Eriksen’s 89th-minute winnerA 2-1 victory lifted Pochettino’s men into seventh place in the Premier League, just four points adrift of the Champions League places.Danish midfielder Eriksen also claimed a 90th-minute winner at Hull last month, which came just weeks after Spurs had struck twice in the final six minutes in a smash-and-grab 2-1 win at Aston Villa.“The character is very important, to show and fight in every action,” Pochettino said after Sunday’s game.“We are playing the right way and when you arrive in a different club with different players you always need time to try and put your philosophy on the squad.“I am happy with the players, we are showing the character we want and we got the reaction we want.“We have a lot of good players and young talent and players like Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane are very important to us.”Kane’s header had given Spurs a fourth-minute lead but Swansea created plenty of chances either side of Wilfried Bony’s 48th-minute equaliser – the Ivorian’s 20th Premier League goal in 2014 – without managing to make them count.However, even though Swansea had the opportunities to get something out of the match, Pochettino felt Spurs were good value for the three points which takes them above their opponents in the table.“In football you need to score and we deserved to win because we scored. In the last few games we deserve more and didn’t score,” he said.“We deserved more in the first half but then we conceded a goal and Swansea pushed us.“We defended deep and maybe Swansea played better in this period, but in the last 10 minutes we were always alive.”last_img read more

DONEGAL ATHLETE MANAGER SAYS ‘THANK YOU’ TO SUPPORTERS AFTER MARATHON BOMB

first_imgRicky, Marion and Micah just before the raceMILFORD man Ricky Simms has sent a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all those who contacted him during the Boston marathon bomb incident.Ricky – a member of Finn Valley Athletic Club and manager of some of the world’s top athletes including Usain Bolt – was 100 metres from the finish line when the two bombs exploded killing an eight-year-old boy, two others and injuring more than 170 people.He said he was inundated with best wishes. He had been at the race to see his latest protege Micah Kogo finish second in the marathon. He is pictured above with Micah and Marion before the race. “I was 100 yards away having lunch when we heard the explosion, it was unreal,” said Ricky.“I was with the elite athletes and they had all finished so the people who were crossing the line when the bombs went off were there for different reasons.“Many are there for personal goals or to raise money for charity and reaching the finish line is supposed to be an incredible experience for them and then this happened.“Nobody expects something like this to happen. “We were all moved into a room in the hotel where we had been eating and put under lockdown. The security people and everyone there were just incredible.“We were kept there and for the next five hours we just watched what was happening a short distance away on TV.“The elite athletes were very upset just like everyone else. It was just a dreadful dreadful day and my heart goes out to all those injured and all those who have lost loved ones on what should have been a wonderful day for all of them.” DONEGAL ATHLETE MANAGER SAYS ‘THANK YOU’ TO SUPPORTERS AFTER MARATHON BOMB was last modified: April 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Stars Step Up For New York Following Hurricane Sandy

first_imgA number of stars have shown they care for the people of New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.Lady Gaga has announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross with the following message: “Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today. New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion. Please accept this gift on behalf of myself, my parents Joe and Cynthia, and my sister Natali; with our deepest gratitude New York for raising us. Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours. Sincerely, Lady Gaga and The Germanottas.”Also donating money to charities helping victims of the superstorm was Jack Johnson, who has pledged $50,000 to be distributed between Food Bank For New York City, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Save the Children, Waves for Water, GlobalGiving and Direct Relief International.“After years of touring and surfing along the East Coast, I have made so many great friends,” said Jack. “It is heartbreaking to see the images and hear their stories. I just made donations to help recover and relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. If you can’t donate money, you can donate food, supplies or your time. Our East Coast family, friends and neighbors need our help.”Rachael Ray has donated $500,000 to the ASPCA to assist with pets affected by Sandy. Her pet food brand, Nutrish, is donating 4 tons of pet food to victims, and her charity Yum-o! has donated $100,000 to City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City.Rihanna has also donated $100,000 to the Food Bank for New York City, as well as 1000 sleeping bags.Justin Bieber has announced that $1 from every ticket to his NY concerts will go to Sandy relief: “For every ticket sold on the #BELIEVEtour we donate 1 dollar to charity,” he tweeted. “So after talking with the team I am proud to announce that for the 4 NYC area shows… The Jersey Show, Brooklyn Show, and 2 MSG’s We are going to donate $1 to HURRICANE SANDY Relief. thanks for helping us #GIVEBACK.”Newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were spotted out-and-about in New York during the weekend, volunteering to help victims in Queens by helping to hand out emergency supplies.On Friday, Molly Sims donated all proceeds from OpenSky.com to the Red Cross.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

HOW WAYNES WORLD PUT BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY BACK ON THE CHARTS

first_img“I don’t know if there’s another song I could think of that could replace Bohemian Rhapsody,” Penelope Spheeris, who directed Wayne’s World, told Day 6.“It was a brilliant choice on Mike’s part from the very beginning and I think we, as a shooting team, executed it pretty well.“When the film opened in 1992, Bohemian Rhapsody — originally released by Queen 17 years earlier — returned to the top of the U.S. charts, peaking at number two.Myers has said that including the song in Wayne’s World was important because it mirrored his own adolescence in Toronto.“I wanted Wayne’s World the movie to be as cinematic and in the world as possible,” Myers told Rolling Stone in an interview. “I thought Bohemian Rhapsody would be a great way to introduce everybody.”‘It was worth the headache’Filmed over one night in Covina, Calif., the musical number is one of the first scenes in Wayne’s World.Wayne jumps into his best friend Garth Algar’s AMC Pacer and, with two friends already in the backseat, he pops a cassette into the stereo andBohemian Rhapsody begins.The scene immediately resonated with Sean Sullivan, the Canadian actor who played Wayne’s perpetually drunk friend Phil in the film.“I remember driving around in my very beat up — I think it was a Chevy Nova or something … and singing along to Bohemian Rhapsody,” recalled Sullivan.“Then I read the scene and I go, ‘They’re driving around singing to Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s like they’ve been reading my mail.’” Facebook Twitter Mercury died three months before the film’s premiere, but he knew his song — which Sullivan believes to be the singer’s best — would be featured.“Freddie, who was very ill at at the time, was thrilled and heartened by the number being in the movie,” he said.Spheeris says that the band was thankful to the film team for giving Bohemian Rhapsody a second life, and guitarist Brian May even sent a message to the director.Four and a half decades on, she adds, Bohemian Rhapsody is a pop culture staple.“It will be around forever. I hope it will be because, you know, younger generations need music like this now.”To hear more from Penelope Spheeris and Sean Sullivan, download our podcast or click the ‘Listen’ button at the top of this page. Advertisement Advertisement Mike Myers, as Wayne’s from Wayne’s World at the 2008 MTV Music Awards. Myers’s use of Bohemian Rhapsody in the film sent the song back up the charts in 1992. Rami Malek, right, plays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody which opened in theatres on Friday. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press, 20th Century Fox) Gwilym Lee as Brian May, left, Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, center, and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon, right, star in Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. (20th Century Fox)center_img Sullivan calls the scene one of the best “rock and roll scenes” in teen film history.The scene took hours to film and Sullivan estimates that at least one hour was spent headbanging to the song’s instrumental bridge. Sullivan says it was a major pain in the neck.“When we saw the scene it was like, ‘Well, it was worth the headache,’” Sullivan said.Myers saves the QueenBohemian Rhapsody almost didn’t make it into the film, according to Myers.The producer, Lorne Michaels, wanted Guns N’ Roses to open the film. Queen had fallen out of favour by the ’90s.“I said, “I hear you. I think that’s really smart,” but I didn’t have any jokes for a Guns N Roses song. I had lots of jokes for Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s just inherently comedic,’” Myers told Rolling Stone about why he wanted the song in the movie.“I was totally unaware there was any question as to whether or not Bohemian Rhapsody would be in the film,” Spheeris said. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Rami Malek, left, and Mike Myers pose for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film Bohemian Rhapsody in London. (Joel C. Ryan/Invision/Associated Press) Mike Myers is helping to revive Bohemian Rhapsody once again — but this time, he won’t be singing it.The Canadian comedian stars as a record executive in the Queen biopic named after the song. The film, which stars Rami Malek as flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury, hit theatres on Friday Nov. 2.But despite the buzz around Bohemian Rhapsody, at the end of the day Myers will probably still be better known for his performance of the mini-rock opera in his 1992 debut film Wayne’s World.last_img read more

Making Mobile Marketing Work for Your Business

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. June 21, 2012 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now In his book “Mobilized Marketing,” author Jeff Hasen details the strategies and tactics that move products and build loyalty through mobile devices, arguably your most personal means of communicating directly with customers. In the following edited excerpt, Hasen offers insights from seasoned marketing professionals on how to gauge, use and succeed with mobile.Interested in mobile marketing but not sure how or where to get started?Here are tips from three leaders in mobile marketing and their thoughts for those new to the field.1. Do some people watching. — Barbara Williams, a senior-level marketer at Microsoft.”This is something really simple. . . . If you’re not sure if you should be doing mobile, take a page out of classic consumer research mode. . . . Go to the store, go to the mall, go out to dinner, and sit back and watch people. Just watch. Old school. And you see everyone is on their devices and they are spending quite a bit of time on their devices and they’re not making phone calls necessarily and they are not just doing SMS [short message service] — they are doing a lot of things.”When you see that happening around you everywhere you go, think about how can I insert my product or my brand or my message into these experiences. Just look at the world around you. And listen to young people who grew up in the digital age. Their behaviors are completely different. You’ll see this is definitely the route to go in. Invest the time to learn it and understand it. Explore it yourself.”Related: Five Mobile Marketing Questions Every Business Owner Needs Answered2. Keep an eye on what “the little guy” is doing, as well as the titans. — Mario Schulzke, founder of IdeaMensch and director of digital strategy at marketing firm WDCW.”You know, I am not smart enough to tell you about major game-changers. . . . But I can tell you there will be a revolution of incremental innovations that are about to take place. It’s so easy nowadays to build your own website, your own piece of software or your own app. So what’s happening is that a bunch of people are starting to solve the problems that they’ve been having in their own lives and industries. We’ll see some major productivity gains in just about every vertical, driven by people solving problems close to their vest.”Do what feels right. . . . Build a marketing program around tactics that make sense for you. I have many clients who are overwhelmed by Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and the like. But when we talk about creating content that provides value to existing and potential customers, they get that. Having a roundtable discussion on Twitter is no different than going to a networking meeting. Crafting a webinar and capturing leads via email is no different than speaking at your local Lion’s Club.”Do what makes sense to you, and always think about the value you provide to your audience. Focus on the fundamentals. Respectfully communicate with your customers via all channels. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not, and do the right thing.”Related: How to Crack the QR Code for Mobile Marketing3. Create interactive “rich media” designed specifically for your mobile site. — Microsoft’s Williams.”When you think rich media and digital, you tend to think of the standbys like a whole-page takeover or part of an ad will be in the leaderboard at the top of the page and move into one of the units on the side. . . . On mobile, it’s a completely different type of experience. You don’t have the flexibility but you have the entire device. You can incorporate rich functionality where you can shake the device or where it is actually using the camera function in augmented reality or the location function. There are so many other vectors or parameters that are unique to mobile that I think make rich even richer on mobile. But you have to think about it in a different way on mobile.”If you don’t have a mobile landing page attached to that rich media unit, you have kinda left [your customers] hanging. . . . While rich media is an incredible opportunity to pull people in and to really drive engagement and surface up and push the content out, that back end is still needed when they want to continue their journey. . . .”4. Find out how your customers want to communicate with you. — Eileen Woodbury, director of marketing at Clear Channel Los Angeles.”People will communicate with you the way they want to communicate. . . . So texting isn’t replacing the Web. The Web didn’t replace the phone call. People who want to call will want to call. People who never called us before hopefully will engage with us through text. Some people prefer Twitter or are on Facebook all day.”This is the age of choice. People communicate the way they want to. With every new thing that comes along, we’re adding to our arsenal.”Related: The Top Five Mobile Marketing Mistakes 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

3 Biggest Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small Businesses Right Now

first_img Technology has quickly engulfed the world around us. Everything we do, both at a business and personal level, seems to involve technology in one way or another. However, as that happens, small businesses continue to be a top target for hackers, with the number of organizations hit by cybercrime rising each year. According to The Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Small & Medium-Sized Businesses report, 61 percent of businesses experienced a cyber attack in 2017, signifying a 6 percent increase from the previous year’s 55 percent. Data breaches were up to 54 percent from 50 percent in 2016.This year promises faster internet, more connectivity, and unfortunately, more cybersecurity threats. Threat Horizon 2018, from the Threat Horizon series by the non-profit association Information Security Forum (ISF), shows that with the growing connectivity, there will be an increase in the information security threat landscape.1. Internet of Things (IoT) leaks.As real-time data collection becomes increasingly important, the IoT is growing too. From monitoring traffic and collecting real-time patient information to optimizing the uptime of industrial equipment, organizations are massively acquiring IoT devices. However, these devices aren’t always secure. This creates a potential backdoor into the organization, warns the ISF.Related: How Smart Technology is on the Verge of Compromising Your Business SecurityIoT works so great because it’s comprised of dozens of devices that hide in plain sight. Be it alarm systems, GPS, web cameras, HVAC or medical devices, such as pacemakers, it’d be hard to guess which of these devices are even connected to the internet in the first place. But since IoT devices lack built-in security, they are often easy targets by hackers.Attackers usually use automated programs to locate IoT devices. Once located, attackers attempt to connect to the device using the default admin credentials. And since most users don’t change them, this is usually a success for the attacker. Once in, the hackers can easily install malware, basically taking the system under their control.Daniel Soderberg, CEO of EyeOnPass, advises changing all passwords immediately when you acquire a new device. “I wouldn’t operate any device with the default password,” he warns. “Default passwords are usually printed and freely available, exposing the user to all manner of cyber dangers.”2. Opaque algorithms.                                                                                              The Threat Horizon 2018 report also warns of the increasing using of algorithms. As organizations continue to fully trust algorithms with the operation and decisions concerning critical systems, the report says, they lose the visibility into the functioning and interaction of their systems.The lack of proper and transparent interactions between algorithms poses a security risk in case unintended interactions between algorithms create incidents — like the U.S. Treasury Bonds “flash crash” of October 2014 that saw bond yields drastically drop briefly before the algorithms corrected themselves.“We know they’re going to do some quirky stuff from time-to-time,” says Steve Durbin, managing director of the ISF. “You need to understand some of the exposure you have to algorithmic systems. We’re building more and more of our systems on top of algorithms — industrial control, critical infrastructure. There’s an increasing risk in this space we need to be addressing.”Related: 10 Artificial Intelligence Trends to Watch in 2018To be able to manage these risks, organizations need to have a human monitoring the execution of operations and decisions often left to algorithms. The report advises organizations to know the risks that come with algorithm-controlled systems and know when to involve a human. Also, they must update their code maintenance policies and identify alternatives to treating algorithm-related incidents, especially when insurance isn’t an option.3. Security researchers are being silenced.Security researchers are often the whistleblowers. They impart knowledge about digital vulnerabilities, making sure systems are secure and users’ data remains in the intended hands. When they are silenced, either by the government or private companies, it’s often a loss for all users.With software replacing hardware in most major sectors, users and businesses depend on researchers to unearth vulnerabilities and make them public as part of ongoing efforts to improve security. However, lately, manufacturers have been responding to such actions by taking legal action instead of working with the research to fix those vulnerabilities. The ISF predicts that this trend will only grow; exposing customers to vulnerabilities that manufacturers have decided to hide rather than fix.To protect themselves, the ISF advises technology buyers, which include small businesses, to insist on transparency during the procurement process. It advises manufacturers to take it more positively when vulnerabilities are found within their systems by rewarding the researchers rather than attempting to punish them.Considering that a researcher might find a vulnerability in a tool in 2018 and not report it, it’s imperative for the small business owner to take a step further in protecting themselves, even if it means working with other business in order to come up with an affordable solution.Related: Making Your Data Unreadable to Whoever Steals It Might Be the Only Way to Keep It SafeTransparency is key.When it comes to security, transparency has a great role to play. But this part has long been left for the security professionals. If all users reflected some degree of transparency, security in the cyberspace would be easier to achieve. If the non-technical managers and leaders understood the impact of good and poor protection, they would use the cyber assets they have more responsibly. Employees would be more careful about the devices they introduce to the network.As the business owner, it’s your job to carefully manage the inventory of the connected IoT devices. “Some things have internet capabilities that you didn’t ask for and will never use,” says Leon Adato of SolarWinds adding that any devices that don’t need to be connected to the internet should be disconnected. 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. January 31, 2018 Register Now »last_img read more

Azamara simplifies its branding drops the Club Cruises

first_imgTags: Azamara Club Cruises Share MIAMI — Azamara Club Cruises is streamlining its branding to Azamara, removing the term ‘Club Cruises’ from its name.The cruise line says the change reflects “a redefined dedication” to the brand’s Destination Immersion concept and its focus on immersive experiences.“Our passion for travel has allowed our Destination Immersion concept to evolve over the last 10 years,” says Azamara President and CEO Larry Pimentel. “Today we expect even greater growth in our on-shore programming as our services improve. Now available for every trip from October 2019 and for all our future deployments, we will provide a unique variety of products carefully selected, reinforcing our identity and our ‘Explore Further’ mantra.”Pimentel added that Azamara is launching the largest selection of pre and post trip land programs in the entire cruise industry. Azamara offers more than 1,700 shore-based program offerings, complementing its immersive approach and reinforcing its commitment to take passengers to the heart of a destination, he says. More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJThe land program options include …. AzAmazing Journeys: Carefully selected programs with a small and intimate group led by expert guides (average group size from 12 to 18 guests) such as: AzAamazing in Asia: In search of Orangutnan in Borneo; AzAmazing in South America: The Bolivian Salt Flats and Atacama Desert of Chile; AzAmazing in Australia: Rail & Sail in Indian Pacific. Land Journeys: Programs that allow guests to discover cities from different points of view and offer an à la carte travel experience. Examples include: Land Journey in Europe: Norway On the Road; Land Journey in South America: In search of Jaguar: Pantanal; Land Journey in New Zealand: South Island – Alpine Rail & Mount CookStay Local: Programs that allow passengers with limited time to fully discover one and unique destination, in cities including Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dubai, Hong Kong and Monte Carlo. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, June 18, 2019 center_img Travelweek Group Posted by Azamara simplifies its branding, drops the Club Cruiseslast_img read more