Holy Cross looks to end streak vs Lehigh

first_imgLEADING THE WAY: Lehigh’s Jordan Cohen has averaged 14.7 points and 4.3 assists while Jeameril Wilson has put up 9.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. For the Crusaders, Joe Pridgen has averaged 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Austin Butler has put up 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds.DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Mountain Hawks have scored 68.6 points per game against Patriot League opponents thus far, an improvement from the 62.4 per game they managed in non-conference play.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Cohen has connected on 38 percent of the 79 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 12 over the last three games. He’s also converted 85.4 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 74: Lehigh is 0-13 this year when it allows 74 points or more and 6-5 when holding opponents to fewer than 74.COMING UP SHORT: Holy Cross has dropped its last 12 road games, scoring 67.1 points and allowing 80.6 points during those contests. Lehigh has lost its last four home games, scoring an average of 67.3 points while giving up 80.8.DID YOU KNOW: Holy Cross has scored 64.4 points and allowed 76.8 points over its last five games. Lehigh has averaged 60.8 points and given up 74.2 over its last five. Holy Cross looks to end streak vs Lehigh Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHoly Cross (3-22, 2-10) vs. Lehigh (6-18, 3-9)Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Lehigh looks to extend Holy Cross’s conference losing streak to six games. Holy Cross’ last Patriot League win came against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 96-95 on Jan. 22. Lehigh is coming off a 62-59 win over Lafayette in its most recent game.center_img February 11, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

How many Super Bowls have the Rams won?

first_imgMORE: Ranking all 52 Super Bowl winnersHow many Super Bowls have the Rams won?Super Bowl 53 will mark the fourth time the Rams have appeared in the Super Bowl. They have won the Super Bowl once, when they beat the Titans for the title in 1999. Tennessee wide receiver Kevin Dyson was famously tackled at the 1-yard line while attempting to tie the game as time expired.This will be the first time the Rams have reached the Super Bowl while in Los Angeles since 1980 — their previous two showings came as the St. Louis Rams.Rams Super Bowls:Super Bowl 36Feb. 3, 2002Patriots 20, Rams 17Super Bowl 34Jan. 30, 2000Rams 23, Titans 16Super Bowl 14Jan. 20, 1980Steelers 31, Rams 19In addition to their one Super Bowl victory, the Rams won two NFL championships (1945 and 1951) before the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.MORE: Top 10 Super Bowls of all time After facing a 13-0 first-quarter deficit in the NFC championship game against the Saints, the Los Angeles Rams rallied to win in overtime and advance to Super Bowl 53 against the Patriots.Curious how often the Rams have played for a championship? Here’s a brief look at the franchise’s Super Bowl history, as well as a look at which teams are atop the all-time Super Bowl wins leaderboard. When did the Rams last play the Patriots in the Super Bowl?The teams last met in the Super Bowl after the 2001 season. Quarterback Tom Brady helped the Patriots beat the Rams, 20-17, in his first of many Super Bowl appearances. Then-Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri converted a game-winning, 48-yard field goal as time expired.Which team has won the most Super Bowls?The Steelers have played in eight Super Bowls and have won six, the most in NFL history. The Patriots, Cowboys and 49ers each have five Super Bowl wins. Steelers Super Bowl wins:Super Bowl 43 Feb. 1, 2009Steelers 27, Cardinals 23Super Bowl 40Feb. 5, 2006Steelers 21, Seahawks 10Super Bowl 14Jan. 20, 1980 Steelers 31, Rams 19Super Bowl 13Jan. 21, 1979Steelers 35, Cowboys 21Super Bowl 10Jan. 18, 1976Steelers 21, Cowboys 17Super Bowl 9Jan. 12, 1975Steelers 16, Vikings 6last_img read more

Nigeria monitoring Ebola before DRCongo World Cup warm up

first_img“But in the meantime, the visiting team will be fully screened on arrival in the country for the game. Both CAF and FIFA have been informed of the situation.”Seven people died of Ebola out of 19 confirmed cases in Nigeria in 2014. The country was praised for its response to the disease, which killed at least 11,000 elsewhere in West Africa.At the time, CAF rescheduled matches for the African Cup of Nations involving the worst-hit nations Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.Fans attending a match between Nigeria and the Republic of Congo in September that year were subjected to temperature checks.Share on: WhatsApp A health worker wearing a protective suit treats Ebola patients in West Africa. AFPAbuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s football federation says a World Cup warm-up match will be cancelled if doctors advise it, after a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The Super Eagles are due to play DR Congo in a friendly on May 28 in Nigeria’s southern oil city of Port Harcourt, before heading to Russia for the finals in June.At least 17 people have died from the disease so far in the country’s ninth known outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever since it was first identified in the mid-1970s.Nigeria’s health ministry on Wednesday ordered emergency measures to be put in place to screen visitors from the DR Congo and neighbouring countries.One official at the NFF said: “We will stop the game on medical advice because we cannot risk any lives.last_img read more

Envolve: A Facebook-Like Chat Room for Your Site

first_imgWhat makes Envolve so interesting, is that it allows you to create numerous topic chat rooms on your site. This, for example, allows you to create one room to answer customer service questions and another that allows users to discuss a specific product or a new feature you just launched. By default, all users remain anonymous, though they can opt to use their real name or even create an Envolve account. The service also features private chats and the ability to block abusive users. Admins can also permanently ban any user.Give it a try!We embedded Envolve’s code here. You can find it at the bottom right of the page. Go ahead and introduce yourself to your fellow ReadWriteWeb readers. PricingInstalling the service is as easy as copying and pasting a few lines of code into your website’s HTML template. The company also offers a plugin for WordPress sites. For small sites, Envolve offers a free plan that supports up to 5 simultaneous users. Paid plans start at $9 per month for up to 10 connected visitors and go up to $99 per month with support for up to 200 concurrent visitors. All of the paid and free accounts also feature real-time visitor statistics and the ability to customize the color of the chat rooms. How do you get your users to interact with each other? That’s a question Envolve, a new Facebook-like chat feature for websites, is trying to solve. While we have seen a number of similar services in the past, Envolve is one of the best website chat tools we have seen so far. While most sites now give users the ability to comment on blog posts or review products, website chats like Envolve offer a far more interactive experience by allowing users to chat with each other in real time.Websites are Lonely PlacesAs Envolve’s marketing materials point out, “websites are lonely places.” While we can go to Twitter and Facebook to discuss a site, there is often very little real-time interaction between users on the site itself (except, of course, when site owners use a real-time commenting system like JS-Kit’s Echo). frederic lardinois Tags:#Product Reviews#Real-Time Web#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Interview: Tips for Blending Documentary and Narrative in “The Drug Runner”

first_imgFilmmaker Charlotte Regan shares some insights into blending documentary and narrative in her Vimeo staff-picked short film.The difference between documentary and narrative filmmaking has long been a blurred line. It’s true that narrative films borrow strongly from real life, while documentaries are often guilty of scripting themselves to fit a story — whether directly or indirectly. However, for the filmmakers who choose to actively blend both, an entirely new filmmaking world opens up.In Charlotte Regan’s “The Drug Runner” we get a glimpse into the real-life story of a youth on a wrong path. The docu-drama blends actual interview soundbites with voiceovers and narrative filmmaking. We chatted with the film’s director about how she combined the two styles.Find an Interesting SubjectIt was just something that came kinda naturally over time I suppose. The person it’s based on is a friend and I always just felt like it was a story that was never told, the reasons behind people getting involved in things like drug dealing without making the character a villain, because he was just a normal everyday kid.When diving into a documentary-narrative hybrid project, finding an interesting subject is your first concern. For Regan, it was something personal, but for others it might take a deeper search. However, sometimes the best stories are the ones right in front of you.Do Preliminary InterviewsI interviewed him about three times, and those interviews were more like general chats that went on for about an hour or two each time. Just recording them on my phone. He knew the intention was never to use his voice so he was happy to chat openly. From that I had to then make a decision on what sections to use, so whilst it is a ‘doc’ it’s of course like all things heavily edited but unfortunately didn’t quite have the budget for a 6+ hour film haha!Once Regan had her subject, she had to begin developing the story. These preliminary interviews would be the closest to a “pure” documentary approach for her project. It’s also a good example of why it’s helpful to record preliminary interviews for all types of documentary and film projects, as these early iterations are where your narrative really begins to form.Bring in Professional TalentThe VO actor Alfie and the visual actor Mitchell were both sent the transcribed script/interview responses beforehand and they are both incredibly natural actors who put their own spin on things. They were both perfect for this as they know how to be subtle yet impactful, they never over do it. For “The Drug Runner,” Regan and her team decided to bring in professional talent for the voiceover rendition of the subject’s interview, as well as an actor for the screen. This was an interesting choice; it was necessary to protect the subject’s identity. It also gave each actor a chance — when working with the director — to define a narrative character based on the documentary interview material they received.Set Your Light and ColorThe intention was always to make it a very colourful piece, especially initially when he’s falling into that world and loving it all. The guy it was based on always spoke about his housing estate as if it was a big community, and that is something I wanted to replicate. I think it’s something lots of people who come from and grow up in those backgrounds feel. We always see the desaturated gloomy council estates when the truth is if you have lived in one from young they are filled with fun and your mates and people you know. Now this is where “The Drug Runner” really stands out — and how turning a documentary into a narrative can really make your project shine. The team shot on an ARRI Alexa Mini (with a Blackmagic for pickups) to get some truly outstanding light and color. The cinematography is very strategic and beautiful. It’s much more refined than you’d usually get to see on a run-and-gun doc.Storyboard Your EditAs we are being guided by his words and I had always wanted this to blend doc and fiction with like a literal visual essay style. I wanted it to start off quite matter of fact, giving people clear insight into his position. After that it was just about knowing when to let things breathe and when to cut quickly, which just comes with many re-edits and a great team giving you honest feedback.Finally, one of the biggest challenges in any documentary film production is managing the post-production workflow. Documentaries are notorious for their long edit times because there’s so much footage to process, review, organize, and ultimately either use or toss. However, when combining styles, shooting documentary-esque footage but for a normal narrative storyboarded workflow is a tremendous time-saver.It also opens the door for a tighter edit and more effort for color and effects.Cover image via The Drug Runner.For more information on Regan and “The Drug Runner” you can check out the film at the Bold Content Video production website.For more documentary and narrative filmmaking tips and advice, check out some of these articles.Interview Tips Every Documentary Filmmaker Should Know7 Reasons You Should Consider Adding Voice Narration to Your FilmRoundup: Genre Filmmaking Tips and Tricks from the Filmmakers of Fantastic FestDocumentary Editing Tips for Working with Lots of Footage7 Run-and-Gun Production Tips for Documentary Filmmakerslast_img read more

Target, Pursuit, Nurture, Measure

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now If your goal is to build a serious, actionable plan for real sales growth, there are four necessary steps. Here’s how I lay it out:Target ListI want every sales person to start with a list of targeted, strategic accounts they’re calling on. I want that for a reason; I don’t want them to call on the accounts that are easy and receptive. I want them to call on the accounts that are hard to win. I want them to call on the accounts that are going to change the results for the whole company; for them, their sales manager, and the company’s bottom line.You need to pick your targets at the beginning of the year – some will carry over from prior years. One place to look is at accounts for which you competed in the last 18 months and lost; that’s a target for you. What happens too often is that we lose and walk away, never knowing when the prospect becomes dissatisfied enough to change. It could be any time, it could be years, or months. Most of us go away and wait for them to reach out to us in the future, never thinking to nurture them, instead silently awaiting the day they decide to change.You really need to pick your target dream clients. Who are you going to win?A Pursuit PlanYou also need a pursuit plan. Sometimes we’re myopic and we have a narrow view of what we’re doing. The pursuit plan may mean that I have multiple people in my organization calling on multiple people in the  target’s organization.I will have lots of different approaches. I’m going to ask existing clients to introduce me. I’m going to be super creative in laying out my pursuit plan. Who’s going to call? What relationships are we going to try to open? What are we going to leverage to help get an opening so we create an opportunity inside that account?Nurture Tool KitYou need a nurture tool kit – this is where messaging is important. If you’re calling saying the same things other sales people say, your target is going to resist your message. You need a message that talks about the value you create. You need language for phone calls that says “these are the three problems we’re helping our clients face now, here are the three problems you’re going to face in the coming year. I’m going to share with you some insights, whether you ever buy from me, that are going to help you make better decisions.”You need white papers and case studies and things that will nurture that relationship. You need to continually feed the contacts within your target clients real, actionable insights that they can take action on, whether or not they hire you.This thinking often generates real push back from salespeople, because they don’t want to “give away” their best ideas. The truth is, the ideas are mostly known, and most of them are not used because there are too many salespeople who don’t think of things through this lens of nurturing. If you want people to know you as a value creator and trusted advisor, you’ve got to do this.Real Key Performance IndicatorsI know this is old school, but it’s work you have to do and it’s the only way to really measure your progress. The indicators you really need to track are:How many clients do you have to win?What’s the average deal size?How many appointments do you need in a week to create the right number of opportunities?What’s the revenue and profit goal by month and by quarter?What’s the activity indicates that you’re getting closer to that goal?You don’t need a dashboard with 64 metrics. You need to choose the ones that really are your key performance indicators, the ones that suggest that you’re moving towards success, and then you need to monitor them and see how your plan is driving results.This plan is basic, and complex at the same time. It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s the real work you must do to grow your sales. Target, pursue, nurture, and measure. Old school, but it works.last_img read more