Calgary ranks 33 in poll of best places to live

first_imgTake Our Poll CALGARY – When it comes to Canada’s top places to live, the bragging rights go to Ontario.That’s according to Maclean’s magazine which ranked 415 communities across the country.The number one place to live is Burlington, ON while 16 other cities in that province were ranked in the top 20, the other four belonged to B.C.So how did Alberta fare in the rankings? According to the report, only three cities in the province made the top 50: St. Albert at 23, Canmore at 28 and Calgary at 33.FULL RANKINGS “Even though the oil and gas sector has been struggling a little bit in Alberta which has hurt the province in the rankings, Calgary is emerging as a solid pick for a place to live,” said Claire Brownwell with Maclean’s.The rankings take in several factors including affordability, crime stats and wealth and economy.The No. 1 city in Canada is in a hybrid location that gives residents the option to commute or work within its limits— Maclean’s Magazine (@macleans) August 8, 2019Brownwell said that Calgary’s top draws are urban amenities, entertainment and commute times.“It has the third most bars and restaurants of anywhere in the country in Calgary. It’s population is growing quickly, it’s grown ten per cent over the past five years.”She adds that small towns dominated the list with 31 of the top 50 places having populations under 40,000.While Calgary was able to crack the top 50, the same can’t be said for the Alberta capital, Edmonton was ranked 79th overall.READ MORE: The best community is Canada is…Unfortunately, other nearby communities didn’t rank so well in the report. Airdrie was placed at 346, Cochrane 143 and Strathmore was 308.The community at the bottom of the list: Mountain View County which surrounds the towns of Carstairs, Didsbury and Olds. Do you agree with Maclean’s ranking Calgary as the 33rd best community to live in Canada?YesNo, it’s too lowNo, it’s too highVoteView Resultslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Writer/director Nyla Innuksuk is filming a feature about an alien invasion in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. (Guy Godfrey) Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter Teen girls are fighting against an alien invasion in the first feature movie to ever be filmed in Pangnirtung, Nunavut.Writer and director Nyla Innuksuk and a film crew of 50 people have descended on the Baffin Island community to begin filming Slash Back this week.“I loved watching movies like E.T. and I grew up with horror movies,” said Innuksuk. “So I had this idea about making a horror sci-fi movie that’s [also] an adventure movie with a bunch of girls.”last_img

Das underlines need to stick to fiscal targets

first_imgMumbai: Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das Tuesday underlined the need for sticking to the fiscal roadmap by adopting a commonly agreed expenditure code-based spending plan to address the socioeconomic challenges. He also advocated giving permanent status to the finance commission. The comments from the former-economic-affairs- secretary-turned-central banker assume importance as the government for two consecutive terms have missed it fiscal deficit targets by 10 bps in the outgoing fiscal year. Many analysts fear that even the upwardly revised fiscal deficit target of 3.4 percent may be difficult to meet given the massive shortfall indirect tax collection and also shortfall in other budgeted non-tax revenue. Das, speaking at the launch of a book ‘Indian Fiscal Federalism’, by former RBI governor YV Reddy along with GR Reddy here this evening, Das said there is now general agreement about the importance of fiscal consolidation roadmaps both at national and state levels. “While adhering to fiscal deficit targets and debt- to-GDP ratios, it is equally important to undertake a robust expenditure planning based on a ‘commonly agreed expenditure code’ to address the socioeconomic challenges without diluting the goals of fiscal consolidation,” he said. Das, however, said his views do not represent the deliberations or the direction of thinking of the 15th Finance Commission, where he was a member for more than a year. Das said over the past several decades, the successive finance commissions have adopted different approaches with regard to principles of tax devolution, Central grants to be given to the states and fiscal consolidation issues. While at one level, there has to be a framework for fresh and innovative thinking by every finance commission, there is also a need to ensure broad consistency between various finance commissions so that there is some degree of certainty in the fund flow, especially to the states, he said adding this has become more critical in the post-GST scenario. “There has to be continuity and change between finance commissions. Increasingly, it is felt that there is a need to give permanent status to the finance commission,” Das said. According to him, the principle of decentralisation works better when powers and functions are delegated based on which tier of governance is best suited to fulfill that responsibility. Although the Constitution has provided for delegation of certain functions to the urban and rural local bodies, it is seen that there is still a good distance to traverse when it comes to devolution of funds to these local bodies. “It is, therefore, essential that state finance commissions are constituted every five years as well, he said. Das said recent initiatives in fostering cooperative federalism have opened new chapters of cooperation between the Centre and the states, as reflected in the GST Council, which is functioning on the principle of shared sovereignty. “We are, however, a union of states in which both the Union and the states have to be fiscally strong. While this issue has to be addressed by the finance commission, the challenge for GST council is to realise the full potential of GST for enhancing tax-GDP ratio and work on other areas of the economy to enhance competitiveness,” he said. Das mooted that the GST Council can expand its scope and agree to work on other areas of reforms to generate national consensus. But he warned aganist cooperative federalism breeding inertia instead of encouraging competitive federalism.last_img read more

UN human rights probe on DPR Korea set to begin hearings in

Michael Kirby, the chairman of the three-member Commission of Inquiry, said Pyongyang had not replied to an invitation to participate in the commission hearings.“Lacking direct access to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, we are still able to gather numerous first-hand accounts from people who have managed to leave the country in recent years,” Mr. Kirby said in a news release.“We hope their brave decision to testify will raise the international profile of the human rights situation in North Korea – not just with a general global audience, but also among the member states of the United Nations,” he added in a statement issued by the UN human rights Office.Mr. Kirby reiterated that the commission is conducting the inquiry with impartiality and with no preconceptions.The abduction of Japanese citizens by DPRK remains a sharp issue in Japan and a point of tension between the two countries.In the mid-1970s and early 1980s, a number of Japanese were abducted by suspected agents of the North Korean Government. “Although the number of abductions is subject to debate, there are at least 17 acknowledged cases. The likelihood is many more,” the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The hearings will be held on 29 and 30 August at the United Nations University in Tokyo.Members of the commission will also hold meetings with senior Government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research institutions.The commission is currently in Seoul, Republic of Korea, where is it holding five days of public hearings, as well as other consultations, on potential human rights violations ranging from political prison camps and torture, to religious persecution, discrimination and the right to food in DPRK.Established by the UN Human Rights Council in March for a period of one year, the commission is tasked with investigating the “systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights” in DPRK in order to ensure full accountability, in particular for violations which may amount to crimes against humanity.In addition to Mr. Kirby, a retired judge from Australia, the commission comprises Sonja Biserko, founder and president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, and Marzuki Darusman, former Attorney General of Indonesia and the current UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in DPRK.The commission is scheduled to present an oral update to the UN Human Rights Council in September in Geneva, and to the UN General Assembly in New York in October. A final written report will be submitted to the Human Rights Council next March. read more

LeBron And Kobe Probably Got A Lot More AllStar Votes Than They

On Thursday, the NBA announced the final results of fan balloting for the 2015 All-Star Game, to be held in New York City on Feb. 15. The fans’ votes determined which players — specifically, two guards and three frontcourt players — will start for each conference. (Reserve selections are made by the league’s head coaches and will be announced next Thursday.)Some of the results were beyond dispute. For instance, Golden State’s Stephen Curry led all NBA players with more than 1.5 million votes, an honor thoroughly befitting the current league leader in Real Plus-Minus (RPM). Others were less supportable; Kobe Bryant garnered more votes than all but three players despite sub-replacement level play this season, while Carmelo Anthony was elected an Eastern Conference starter despite his Knicks’ well-documented awfulness.The fans have a long history of casting votes for big names playing subpar ball, and it’s clear there’s not a perfect relationship between All-Star voting and actual on-court value. To see what kind of link exists between the two, I plotted vote totals against RPM wins above replacement (WAR) for the 50 players whose results were released Thursday. For a sense of how many WAR are generally needed to earn a given number of votes, I also ran a local regression between the two numbers.The relationship between voting and WAR isn’t particularly strong, especially for players with fewer than 5 WAR. Once a player is beyond that territory, it appears he can at least begin to grab voters’ attention with better play. But for players below that threshold, performance can be lost in a sea of other confounding factors.Bearing in mind that rather large caveat, the most underrated player in the sample was the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard; his 7.4 WAR appears to deserve nearly 800,000 votes, but he amassed less than half that. Similarly, Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks was picked on only about 122,000 ballots, despite a WAR total that would seemingly justify over four times as many votes.At the other end of the spectrum, Bryant certainly looks overvalued — his 1.15 million votes were about four times what would be expected from his WAR total. But the player with the biggest disparity between actual and predicted voting this season is Kobe’s old rival LeBron James. James’s 5.5 WAR seems to correlate with about 412,000 votes — roughly the same as what the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler compiled (and deserved) in the balloting — but James’s actual total of 1.47 million beat that prediction by more than a million votes.Here’s each player’s vote total compared to what would be expected based on WAR: read more

Kim Dotcom neighbors thought BMI would get him before FBI

first_imgPut a high-profile hacker and millionaire (on paper at least) in jail and the stories soon start appearing about his personality and his past. And that seems to be the case for the recently arrested MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom. The latest nuggets of information about him come from his neighbors in New Zealand, one of which is really surprised the authorities managed to take him down.The reason she is surprised isn’t because she thought Kim Dotcom was too clever to be caught. Instead, she was convinced his weight problems and body mass index (BMI) would be his undoing. As you can see from pictures of Dotcom, he has always had a weight problem and surely classes as obese.We have also learned from an e-mail he sent, that Dotcom did have a sense of humor and tried to be friendly with the people living around him. When he found out his neighbors were sending concerned emails to each other discussing his criminal past, he responded in an attempt to alleviate their fears. He pointed out his hacking conviction was 15 years ago, and his insider trading was a decade old. All he wants is a “a chance to do good for New Zealand and possibly the Neighborhood.”His neighbors may have given him a chance if it wasn’t for the last line of the email, which read, “If you feel like it come over for coffee sometimes[sic]. And don’t forget to bring the cocaine (joke).”In the end, his neighbors fears turned out to be true, and Kim Dotcom is now facing piracy charges, which he has pleaded not guilty to. So far he’s been unable to secure bail, and every day he doesn’t, his Modern Warfare 3 ranking is going to get worse. via Forbeslast_img read more

Brisbane Paniyiri roaring success

first_imgBeing the longest running Greek festival is no easy feat but for a weekend that saw between 50 to 60,000 people walk through the doors was exceptional. The Brisbane Greek festival showed Australia on the weekend just why and how they have survived 35 successful years. The two-day spectacular – which began Saturday, and concluded Sunday night – showcased plenty of traditional Greek dancing groups, bouzouki players and all the Greek food you can poke a stick at. In fact, it is reported that over 4 million loukoumathes have been sold at this annual event. The Greek club and church opened their doors for the festival with a Byzantine choir from Adelaide performing in the church. Along with public lectures, a children’s play area and face painting there were also fireworks at night.“We spread Hellenism, it’s not just for Greeks, it’s become very diverse,” Chris Kazonis told Neos Kosmos. Andrew Tambakis, who has been involved in the festival since its inception said it has evolved markedly over the years. “It’s the biggest two-day Greek festival in Australia and around 80 per cent of the people attending are non-Greeks,” Mr Tambakis said. “There’s only 20,000 Greeks in Brisbane and we get around 60,000 or 70,000 people coming along over the weekend.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Free son offre triple play à 35 euros

first_imgFree : son offre triple play à 35 euros ?France – Les abonnements triple play de Free pourraient voir leur tarif augmenter de 5 euros d’ici la fin de l’année, pour arriver à un prix de 35 euros. L’opérateur accuse les taxes et l’UFC Que choisir de faire monter les prix. Free affirme être contraint d’augmenter ses prix : son offre triple play passera ainsi de 30 à 35 euros. Les dirigeants d’Iliade accusent les pouvoirs publics et l’association de consommateurs UFC Que choisir de faire monter les prix : “Les taxes nous pénalisent trop, explique Xavier Niel, fondateur du groupe. De plus, l’UFC Que choisir veut nous obliger à fournir une facture papier aux clients qui le souhaitent et mettre fin à l’installation par défaut d’un service plus coûtant 9,99 euros par mois.”  Le 25 mars 2010 à 13:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

SaintValentin des emails à main levée sur Gmail

first_imgSaint-Valentin : des e-mails à main levée sur GmailEn ces temps de Saint-Valentin, l’heure est aux messages d’amour. Avec cette fonctionnalité cachée de votre iPhone, à vous les mails personnalisés estampillés d’un gros cœur. Disponible sur la version web mobile de l’iPhone, de l’iPod Touch et de l’iPad, une fonctionnalité cachée permet de rédiger et de dessiner vos notes à la main sur l’écran de votre tablette ou smartphone. Sur le site web de Gmail, en mode rédaction d’un nouvel e-mail, l’icône située à côté de la Corbeille pourrait vous permettre d’envoyer un mot doux de votre propre création à votre chéri(e). À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?À l’aide d’un stylet ou de votre doigt, et grâce à des options d’écriture ou de dessin, vous pouvez alors écrire vous-même directement sur l’écran. De nombreux outils sont disponibles, notamment la couleur, la gomme, l’épaisseur du trait ou encore la bombe. Vos dessins sont ensuite envoyés à votre correspondant en tant que pièce jointe, sous le format PNG. Parfait si vous voulez faire la surprise à votre moitié et joindre un mail (plus lisible) à votre petit dessin.Pour l’instant, cette fonctionnalité semble être réservée à iOS. Dommage, car si elle peut-être utile sur iPad, il est difficile de l’utiliser efficacement sur l’iPhone. En effet, à moins d’utiliser un stylet vraiment efficace, l’écran est un peu petit pour tracer à main levée. En revanche, il pourrait être intéressant de l’utiliser sur un smartphone comme le Galaxy Note qui propose un stylet et un écran de 5 pouces. Si cette fonction peut être appréciée pour la Saint-Valentin pour envoyer vos petits mots doux, elle pourrait également permettre un usage plus professionnel. La prise de notes à main levée se fait aussi bien qu’avec un stylo et le partage des informations est largement facilité, puisqu’elles peuvent être directement téléchargées en pièce jointe.Le 14 février 2012 à 20:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Rock on cover of Sports Illustrated updates on WWE content on

first_img NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Results – 8/31/19 (Walter vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Title) O. T. Fagbenle Video: Triple H speaks about the condition of Cole and Gargano following TakeOver: Toronto Now Playing Up Next Nothing about people magazine naming The Rock “Sexiest Man Alive”? TheCyberZon Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next December 2, 2016 at 10:31 am Steven Herrera Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson gives health update on Kevin Hart Videos Articles WhatsApp Google+ Lindsay Lohan Twitter Videos Articles The Rock on cover of Sports IllustratedThe Rock is featured on the cover of the new issue of Sports Illustrated that you can see below.Updates on WWE content on Hulu PlusWith the advent of the new WWE 205 Live show on the WWE Network that debuted this past week and the departure of WWE Superstars, there have been changes to the release schedule for WWE content on the Hulu Plus service. * RAW will be posted on Tuesdays* Smackdown Live and 205 Live will be posted on Wednesdays* Main Event moves from Wednesdays to Thursdays, alongside NXTNXT TakeOver pre-sale codeThe pre-sale code for the upcoming NXT TakeOver: San Antonio live special during Royal Rumble weekend in San Antonio in January is NXTLIVE. Tickets go on-sale today for the event on Ticketmaster. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:58/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 52.26%0:02Remaining Time -1:56 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list “How FOOTBALL helped create the ultimate baller”, you say. Interesting choice of career call-outs, S.I.. 3 COMMENTS Facebook Indeed Hulu is the best way to watch raw condensing those 3 hours into an hour and a half. NXT TakeOver Highlights: NXT Championship, Dream vs. Strong vs. Dunne, Riddle/Dain brawl Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention December 2, 2016 at 10:12 am Pinterest December 5, 2016 at 2:59 am Gerald Bocook Videos Articleslast_img read more

Wenger criticises Premier Leagues VAR decision

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that the Premier League has made the wrong decision to not introduce the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for next seasonThe Frenchman revealed his opinion on the decision after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was denied a potential goal in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Newcastle, when the ball hit the hand of defender Jamaal Lascelles.“We are behind the rest of the world,” said Wenger, according to BBC.“The Premier League has again decided not to go for VAR and I believe that is a very, very bad decision.”The coach feels that VAR could have had a big impact on some of the big games this season and fears that the Premier League is falling behind the other leagues in failing to introduce the technology.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Every big game this season has been decided by mistakes that could have been avoided with VAR.” said the 68 year-old.“The Premier League has been created by people who had a progressive mind and wanted to be in front of the rest in Europe. It worked,”“The young generation is used to [VAR] and worldwide, they might move away from us because they see that in other countries they do it.”The decision to delay the introduction of VAR was made in a recent meeting between shareholders of the Premier League with the majority of the 20 club members present voting against the system.last_img read more

Neymar slams false Barca Madrid rumors

first_imgParis Saint-Germain forward Neymar has revealed transfer speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona as not “concrete”.The Brazil international has been a constant subject of rumours ever since joining PSG in 2017, the French club broke the world transfer record when bringing him to France for €222million.Real Madrid were reportedly interested in Neymar last summer, but talks cooled off before the World Cup and the French champions succeeded in keeping their superstar.Reports in the Spanish press claimed earlier in the season that Barcelona were interested in bringing Neymar back to the Catalan club, but Barca went as far as publicly denying claims they had been in contact with Neymar’s father in an attempt to seal a transfer on Tuesday.News about a transfer to Madrid have resurfaced in recent weeks, but Neymar has dismissed the importance of such speculations.“There is always speculation about me,” he said, according to FourFourTwo.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Ever since I became a professional footballer, there has always been speculation that I would quit other clubs.”“But there is nothing concrete. As soon as there is something definitive, be reassured, I will tell everyone.”Neymar scored a brace in Saturday’s 9-0 thrashing of Guingamp, and he applauded the impact of manager Thomas Tuchel, whom he values immensely.“It’s a friendship but, at the same time, a huge mutual respect,” the Brazil star said. “I respect him as a coach, but when we need to talk, we talk.”“I’ve developed a great affection towards him since the first time we spoke. When you have this great affection for your coach, you give your life on the pitch. For him I will do my best to win.”last_img read more

RDA Selects New Publisher for Selecciones

first_imgThe Reader’s Digest Association has promoted Elaine Alimonti from associate publisher to publisher of Selecciones, the company’s Spanish-language magazine geared towards Hispanic families in the United States. Alimonti succeeds Elizabeth Bradley, who is leaving the magazine after six years to pursue other interests. Prior to joining RDA in July 2007, Alimonti held the position of associate publisher at Conde Nast’s Cookie since its launch in 2005. Before that, she spent seven years as associate publisher at the New York Observer. At one time, Alimonti was the advertising director at Spy magazine.”The U.S. Hispanic population is currently the fastest-growing minority group in the country,” said Eva Dillon, president, RD Inspiration, RDA, in a statement, “and with Elaine at the helm we look forward to strengthening our position serving this vital community.” More on this topic People on the Move | 10.13.11 People on the Move 7.2.09 Struggling “Every Day With Rachael Ray” Drives 2Q Losses for Reader’s Digest RDA Delays Chapter 11 Emergence Every Day Publisher Jumps to WWD Court Approves RDA’s Plan of ReorganizationJust In PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes The Atlantic Taps Creative Leadership | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest RestructuringPowered bylast_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting September 12

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School. An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:30pm.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:The School Committee will consider approving a new homework policy for the district. (The School Committee previously approved first and second readings of the policy in June and August.)The School Committee will consider approving a new 3-year contract for the School Nurses (September 1, 2018-August 31, 2021). Committee members will meet in Executive Session prior to the meeting to discuss.The School Committee will receive a presentation on the Coordinated Program Review’s Corrective Action Plan.The School Committee will consider approving the Student Activity Accounts for the 2018-2019 school year.The School Committee will receive a draft calendar of the budget process from Superintendent Glenn Brand.The School Committee will conduct a “first reading” of the Superintendent’s goals.The School Committee will receive a report on the district’s summer professional development efforts.The School Committee will be introduced to new staff members.The School Committee will receive an update on fall athletics.The School Committee will discuss its operating protocols.The School Committee will receive a report from the Superintendent, plus subcommittee reports and any public comments.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-E — Channel 99 on Comcast and Channel 39 on Verizon.  The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Big Issues To Be Discussed At Wednesday’s Meeting (August 29)In “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for February 23 Gold Ring Found At Post Office Everett

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, February 23, 2019:Driver ran out of gas on 93 South, near Exit 38. Police gave State Police a courtesy call. Driver’s friend arrived with gasoline. (1:11am)Daniel F. McConnell (38, Everett) was arrested on a warrant. (7:08am)A caller stated an unoccupied vehicle was parked over the sidewalk near Starbucks. Police responded. Operator error by an elderly male. Vehicle is stuck and AAA is enroute. (9:36am)Party found a gold band ring in lobby of Post Office. Dropped off at station. (1:40pm)A caller reported that his mailbox was struck by a Pizza Mia delivery driver who was delivering pizza to his daughter. He spoke with an employee at the restaurant, who had their delivery driver attempt to make contact with homeowner. Caller will speak with restaurant’s owner on Monday. (3:20pm)Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire on Woburn Street and Industrial Way. Two people had attempted to dump snow on it with a Bobcat. (5:07pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 21: Vandalism At Wilmington Plaza & Wilmington Crossing; Driver ArrestedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Scott Satterfield Introductory Press Conference Quotes

first_imgStory Links A conference championship with the team I talked about… his great balance between offense and defense which we talk about, I know we’ve been offensive focused and I’ve talked about that, I love putting points on the board as much as anybody, but when it comes to what he’s done on the defensive side, Bryan Brown is their defensive coordinator, ranked fourth overall in passing defense in FBS and ranked fourth overall in defense, period. Top-25 in the red zone, which is important. And then on the offensive side, in scoring offense ranked 17th – and the rushing attack was 14th in the country. So he’s got a great balance of that running and passing that we like to have.And I think that when I look at some of the team he’s had, particularly this comparison, some of you may remember the 2004 team. They had a very similar attack, in terms of run-pass ratio and we had four future NFL running backs on that team that was led by our local Stefan LeFors at quarterback. We accomplished a lot, we were averaging, I believe, 49 during that time – not that I’m putting that pressure on Scott, but it’d be nice… I knew he’d agree, it’s his first day. But over the last four years, Appalachian State was ranked 16th in offense and 26th in defense and I think there’s been a good balance and it’s only been improving. And when you look at all the metrics that are available today, there’s so much analytics available, third-down conversions, efficiencies and so forth… they kept sticking out. Not just in the conference, but in the FBS. So I happened to witness the game – and I hate to bring it up – that he lost to Tennessee in overtime and then obviously had a tough one get away at Wake Forest where they missed some kicks, and at Penn State, so he’s competing with these teams well. That game against Penn State this year was at Penn State.I can continue to wow you with the stats and a lot of analytics, but in talking with Scott, learning more about how he developed the Appalachian State program, it became clear he was our Louisville man. And this is what we needed, where the program is. In my ability to look at my own diagnosis and use the old belly, the old gut intuition, it just felt like I kept coming back to the same guy while we entertained a number of people in this process.So our next steps are to work hand-in-hand and finishing out this recruiting process and put together a staff – a great one at that – and tack it on to what we’ve had last year and the year before. We’ve had great recruiting in here and we’ve had a lot of players. However you want to look at it, fortunate or unfortunate, we had 16 true freshmen play a fair amount this year. And that’s something that we’ve got to think about as we bring in these future classes – how many should play and how many are really ready versus how many should redshirt and we’ve had that discussion as well.To the fans that are here and showed up and the ones that aren’t here today, I generally run our business here as one that has discussed and decided and support as I talked about before and while I know you didn’t get to participate in the discussion and the decision here, I certainly expect you to participate in the support. I’ve inherited an amazing stable of coaches and facilities from which to succeed and I’m thankful for it and now we get to add one more to our stable here with the most recent ones in Holly Aprile and Scott Teeter and Chris Mack. I’m proud of all those hires and I hope you are as well and I’m equally proud to introduce our new head football coach, Scott Satterfield.” (About being a tough sell for the family) “I think transition is always tough, no matter what it is. It has been tough for our players here. They have had a transition. If we could create continuity, that is what I want.  I have done that with my career. If you have been in one place that long that is continuity. That is what I want to do here: create that same kind of environment. We want continuity. We want a coaching staff that wants to be here and be here for a long time. Any time you change – change is tough. It will be particuly hard on Mama (Beth Satterfield) right here. She has it hard. When I am here coaching and I have a lot of stuff going on, it is hard on these guys. They have been very supportive.  We have had a lot of success over the last four years and there have been opportunities and this is the right one. We have talked about it as a family over the years. It just so happens that this is the one and the door is open and we are here.”(Why Louisville) “I think with the leadership we have in the University, that is No. 1.  I think you want somebody to believe in and he (Vince Tyra) did. He believed in me and that is huge. That is all I needed back in 1991 to walk on a football team and prove what I have. That is where I am right now. I am ready to go prove with the kind of staff we are going to put together, the kind of team that we are going to put on that field that everybody is going to be proud of. I think the footprint of where it is located and what we are going to have to recruit in the southeast is what I am familiar with as opposed to going out west or up north. This fits the footprint of what I am familiar with. I grew up in ACC country. I am familiar with all the teams. I have visited a lot of the teams in the Carolinas over the years. I am just trying to learn more. I am very familiar with it. I just think of all those reasons and this university is poised to bust with some great things that I think will be happening right here at this university. The thing that we have in this stadium and the support we have – the ceiling is very, very high and I think we are going to get there.”(About his priorities in the coming days) “It has been a whirlwind to say the least.  This time yesterday, I was in New York City. I got on a plane last night at 9:55 p.m. and got back to Boone at 2:30 in the morning and got with my team at 7:30 this morning and then came down here today.  Not had much sleep – zero sleep to be quite honest. The next few days, I will be working on staff and talking about that. We will be trying to get the right guys in here.  We recognize that Signing Day is coming right up in a couple of weeks, so we want to do that.  Then we will slowly build this staff out over the next few weeks. I think for me, probably today or tomorrow, I will be just talking recruiting and looking at rosters and seeing exactly what the needs are and then get on the road and start recruiting.”(About the ASU staff that might follow him coaching in the bowl)  “I think there are a couple of guys that we will probably bring immediately.  The rest of the staff will stay back and coach the game. We will see where we are after that and start building our staff out. The good thing about that is, they play in a week and a half. So it is not like it is a month from now.  We have some other guys throughout the country that we will be targeting.  We will see where that leads in the next few days.”(About his routine) “I think initially, this year, the calendar here is a bit different here the way they have their school and when they get out of school.  We want to get to where throughout the year this is what we are doing.  I think when you have routine, everybody loves routine. Our players love it and here is what to expect and what we are going to do. That is what we got to in the last four years at App. The guys really bought into that.  We want to get there.  I want to look at the calendar and really look at that and figure it all out. Yes, we will definitely get to that routine and they guys will feed off that.”(On emotions of leaving Appalachia State) “It’s very emotional for me because I knew everybody. I was one of the older tenured guys there. Our chancellor was there the last two to three years, our AD had been there three years. A lot of the board members, Board of Trustee members, I knew a lot of those people that had been there for years. You’re really just kind of engrained with those guys. You’ve been there through everything, so it was very emotional. I love those guys. They’re awesome, they gave me a chance, they gave me an opportunity. I’m forever indebted to that, but this is a great opportunity. This is an unbelievable opportunity to be able to coach at this kind of university to compete for championships. I can’t turn that down at this point of my career. This is what we’ve been shooting for. In six years at App (State), we’ve won 40 games in the last four years, three straight conference championships, three straight bowl games, it’ll be four straight in a week-and-a-half. ‘What else can you accomplish there?’ I think comes into play. The only thing we didn’t do is go to a New Year’s Six Bowl. And for App, I think that’s going to be very close. I want to compete for national championships one day and that’s what we’re going to be gunning for. It starts with competing in the ACC, but it’s going to start with us getting our staff together and players headed in the right direction this offseason. I’m excited for that the most.”(On his message to the fans) “You go back and look at the track record of what we’ve been able to accomplish, it’s not like I haven’t been a head coach. It’s not like I haven’t faced adversity. We started out 4-8, we’re in the Southern Conference and we’re not playing for anything and that was extremely difficult. The next year, we’re working on our culture at that point, we start out at 1-5. So as a head coach I’m 5-13. So I remember the story of going to Troy, Beth went with me. Some of you may have heard it.  We’re 1-5 and we walk down to the river and I said, ‘This head coaching thing is ok, we’re 5-12. We may not be around here much longer, let’s enjoy this, you know?’ We went out the next day and we beat Troy, dominated the game, won our last six games. Our very first year in the Sun Belt, we went 7-5 and turned it around. And the rest has been history after that. We killed it. There’s four other programs with better records than us, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oklahoma then Appalachian State. That’s pretty good company. We’re going to do it here and there’s no question about it. You’ve got to believe and that’s been a big slogan of our program. It’s a deadly process and we’re going to get it done.”(On picking job and analyzing the program) “We recognized the fact that there’s a lot of work that needs to be done. Usually if you want to look for a new head coach, there is promise for more to be done. I do recognize that, but I also recognize the potential. I think that the potential outweighed the work that needed to be done. I think we got a great opportunity here. We got some hungry young men in that locker room right now. I mean hungry. Starving for discipline, starving for success. Like I told them today, they’re going to have to trust. It’s going to come down to that. We’re going to have to trust each other. They’re hungry for that and I can’t wait to get them back here.”(On seeing Louisville this past season and what has stuck out) “I think it starts with discipline. I think that’s the first thing and culture. The reason that we had success, there at App, before any of the wins, we worked on culture. That’s whjat you have to work on. You have to get all that stuff straight first before you can start winning football games. That’s what this offseason is going to be about, this summer is going to be about. When you get that stuff straight, then the wins will start coming. I didn’t watch many games last year. Obviously tried to wins some games, last year. I did glance at scores and I saw scores that were extremely high, given up. There’s a lot of work to be done, obviously, offensively, defensively, kicking game. The thing I was most proud about our football team, this past year at App, is that we’re solid on all three phases. You go back and look, special teams, our blocked kicks, kick returns. Then defense, one of the best defenses in the country. Then obviously offense. We’re solid in offense too, with a first year starting quarterback with a very young football team. There are 19 starters coming back on that team next year that’s probably going to win 11 games this year. That’s the culture that we had. That’s what we are creating here, and I can’t wait to get started on that.”(On players recruiting from App State and on recruiting a different kind of athlete)  “I think that there are players that last. In the beginning of this year’s process of recruiting, there were several players that we went in on early there. We had them on campus, we were in good with them, and then they started getting power five offers. We still got great relationships with some of those players. In the early process of recruiting, yes, we are going to tap back into those players that we feel like can come here and help compete for a championship. Then there are other players, that are out there, that we are going to tap into. That we have relationships with, that are looking forward to coming visiting here, within the next two weeks.”(On being on the FIU staff when playing at UofL) “That’s really the only time I’ve been here. We had a great day that day, it wasn’t good for Louisville, but it was good for us. T.Y. Hilton was unbelievable, and we just got him the ball and let him work. We ended up coming out with a big victory. That was a big win for us, at the time, at FIU, but while we were here, I thought it was just great. I was just looking around the stadium and being in the environment, it was a great environment. Everything that I’ve heard, ever, has been positive about this university. Everything. You start hearing a lot of that and it just gets inside of you. You start really believing it. I think this place is destined to be great, I really do.”(On the idea of ‘we’ and patience) “You have to have a sense of urgency and you have to be patient. It’s not going to happen overnight, we all know that. You can’t change a culture overnight. Usually changing cultures take a year or year and a half to change that. We’re going to work extremely hard on a daily basis to make that happen. What we are going to bring in here are going to be culture changers as well. We definitely are going to have a little bit of patience. It’s not going to happen overnight, but it will happen, and I’m very confident in that. Our coaching staff that we bring in will do that as well. It’s going to be about the process that we will have to go through. Obviously, we all want it to happen very quickly, that are in this room we know that.  The sooner the better I think.  But who knows how long it will take, but it will happen.”(About the defense) “We are trying to run the same defense that we did.  I don’t know if you know, but (Nate) Woody got hired at Georgia Tech two years ago and I hire Bryan Brown last year and really kept our staff, who had opportunities on the defensive side of the ball to go places … Power Five places … who decided to stay and put together a top ten defense in the country. So we are going to run that style of defense and we will see about the names. It will probably happen here in the next couple of days and fill out staff out for the next week or two. Defensively, what we do is unique on defense. It is an aggressive defense that creates turnovers and it does not give up big plays. We are going to run and hit and stay on top. Match the numbers and chase the football. It’s very simple and I will think will be a great product defensively to have here.”(About knowing any of the Louisville players) “There are a couple of guys (that he knew) because you start recruiting these guys early on but then kind of outgrow where I was at before and they get to the Power Five level and like most young people, they are going to go to those Power Five schools. When we go out recruiting, we are going to look for kind of players who fit what we want as far as character and they are going to be great football players too.”(What are you looking for as part of the change and turn around) “I think obviously, we gave up a lot of points last year and that is going to be a No. 1 priority, to be able to slow teams down and keep them out of the end zone.  Offensively, what I have always tried to do gear to the talents that we have.  So once we get in here and see what talent we have, we are going to get the ball in the hands of the playmakers wherever they are. We  want to be balanced. We want to be able to run the football because I think if you have a bad day passing, you can lean on that run and still be able to win football games. If we need to throw 350 yards a game to win a game, that is what we are going to do or if we are rushing 350 yards, we will do that.  We are going to win football games. At the end of the day – and it is crazy if you go back and look offensively at us for the past five years – it’s pretty balanced. I am throwing and running.  I think it will come down to the playmakers and how we get the ball to them.”(On rivalry with Kentucky) “I can’t wait.  That’s going to be awesome. I grew up in North Carolina so the Duke/North Carolina rivalry was huge.  Then I went to coach at Toledo one year and I found out about Ohio State/Michigan, how bad that rivalry was.  So the Louisville/Kentucky rivalry, I can’t wait. I can’t wait for that.  To me it’s like at Appalachian State, Georgia Southern was our big rivalry.  We both made the jump at the same time.  That week is just a little bit more of a sense of urgency.  It’s a little bit more attention to detail.  A little bit more of everything when you’re playing that rivalry games that week.  I can’t wait for those.  Those are games that obviously the fans love.  Can’t wait to get into a lot of trash talking back and forth but going out and playing those game are huge for us because you win those games and it helps with recruiting.  We have to win the battles right here in the state of Kentucky and Ohio and then down in the southeast.  You got to be able to win those games in order to tell recruits you are coming to a winner.”  (Take me through the process of Saturday’s game to today. You mentioned it was a whirlwind and you were in New York. When did you first) “You know, I told our team last week, I didn’t really have time to talk to our team about this, but I told them I am not going to talk to anybody until we play and win a conference championship, because that was my obligation and so we won the game Saturday and Sunday I met with Vince and then for a few hours and then came back to Boone and then Beth and left for New York Monday morning so where I was at in Boone is about two hours to the airport so it is not easy.  We had to drive two hours to Charlotte, fly to New York we get to New York and we check in the hotel about four.  I get a phone call that evening of Vince and I’m like okay so we are in New York and I needed to meet with my team, so we try to get a flight out of there last night, which was at 9:55, we got back to Charlotte at midnight, we got back to Boone at 2:30 in the morning and met with our team at 7:30, hop on a plane in Hickory, North Carolina at about lunch time and we are here.  So today we have been kind of touring around, looking at facilities, meeting a lot of great people.  Everyone has been so awesome and in open arms and I can tell it is going to be a great community. We are so excited to be here to meet so many more people who are going to help us through this journey.”(How much emphasis will you place on recruiting the city of Louisville?) “Huge, it is huge for us.  There is some great talent here and again that is why I am talking to the high school coaches right here in Louisville and are welcome to come and watch us practice.  Come over here we are going to have some things this spring in spring practice that we are going to open up to high school coaches.  Become clinic and meet with some coaches it won’t cost them anything because I want our staff to get around these guys because I want these players that are playing around here in high school to feel like they have a home right here and they can come to play right here and meet all their goals and aspirations right here in Louisville.” Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Scott Satterfield, Louisville Head Coach(Opening Statement) “Thank you guys, I appreciate that. This is awesome, it really is awesome. First of all, I want to thank Dr. Neeli. After five minutes of meeting her, I love her, she’s awesome. You guys have a great leader right here at this University, I’m telling you. She’s going to be fun to work with. It starts at the top, I have learned that in a long time. You have to have great leadership at the top all the way down through to our football team and to all our other athletes here in other sports at this great University, which I’ve grown to love the success that all the other sports have had. I can’t wait to meet these other coaches, share ideas, get with them to see what’s made them successful here because that’s what we want for our football program. Really it starts from me and it starts with this crew right here. These guys mentioned them – my wife of 22 years, my three kids are great supporters of me over the time I’ve been coaching. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my mom and dad, who’re back in Hillsborough Orange County, North Carolina, which is right there in ACC country with some teams that we’re going to have on our schedule that we’ll be loving to beat one day in the near future.Then I need to thank the school that I just left, Appalachian State University, where I spent 23 years as a player, assistant coach, head coach. I had great success there. Our players – thank them, they’ve been unbelievable. We talk about culture, they have it. That culture is incredible. We made it to the New Orleans Bowl this year, so they’re going to be playing in the New Orleans Bowl in a week and a half. They’ll have no problem in that game because of the culture and what they stand for, and that’s what we’re going to build here. To the fans back at App State, who have been unbelievable to me, I appreciate their support and everything they did for me over the years.I was a walk-on football player in 1991. I remember August 3, 1991 driving up the mountain to Boone, North Carolina. They didn’t even know my name – the coaching staff didn’t. You just continue to work and build, that’s what dreams are made of. You earn a scholarship and then you’re starting, my senior year we went undefeated – 11-0 in the regular season, incredible. Then I had the opportunity to go back and coach in 1998. Beth and I were married two years and they said, ‘We want you to come coach wide receivers, but we’ve got $7,000 to pay you.’ I said, ‘A month?’ And they said, ‘That’s the whole year.’ So, $7,000 – we have a mountain there at Appalachian State, it’s Appalachian Ski Mountain. So, I had to make snow in the winter time, I couldn’t even go recruiting, I had to make ends meet. Beth said she’d give me two years with this deal right here, otherwise we’re getting out of the coaching profession. Fortunately, I got brought on full time the next year, continued to work my way up and then became the head coach at App State, six great years there.Now, here I am. It’s what dreams are made of for me. It’s incredible, and it proves the point that if you work your tail off and have a great attitude every single day, that your dreams can be met and it will come true because I’m living that dream right now at the University of Louisville, it’s unbelievable. Thank you guys, I appreciate it.  I’m extremely honored to be the head coach here. There were other schools out there, but this is the job I wanted. I wanted to be here because of the success that this program has had. Incredible success over the years – Heisman Trophy winners, NFL players that have moved on and are doing great things. There’s one for the Ravens right now that’s taken that starting role and he’s dominating now, it’s fun to watch him play. Those are the kind of players we want to get in here. I loved meeting the team today, for the first time I got to meet that team. I’m so excited, I hate that they’re going home right now for Christmas break. We’re ready to get to work with these guys.I told them, we’re going to love on them. We want to love on these guys. We’re going to put our arms around them and we’re just going to pull them up and bring them to win football games and championships. But it starts with our culture, so that’s what we’re going to work on. The very first thing I told them was that ‘guys, you have to trust me. And I have to trust you. And that’s the way our program’s going to work.’ There’s a couple core values that we have. Number one is project positive energy. In this world we’re living in, there is so much negativity out there that it drives you crazy. Everybody’s doubting you, everybody’s downing you. That fuels me, and it’s going to fuel our football team. We’re going to pump each other up. We’re going to hit them on the butt and say ‘let’s go!,’ when they’re having a bad day we’re going to put that positive energy in there and it’s just going to spread like wildfires, our culture in the locker room. The other thing we’re going to have is trust and respect that we’ve talked about already, and that’s going to go from coach to player. The other thing that we talked about is the other 10. There’s 11 guys on the football field, but I’m playing for the other 10. I’m not thinking about me, I’m thinking about the other 10. When you do that, we’ll have a tremendous amount of success. We had 19 guys out of our starting offensive and defensive players last year make all-conference and get recognized. 20, we had 20 guys. It’s incredible, because they’re playing for each other. They love each other, and that’s what we’re going to create here. These guys will get big-time recognition when they start loving each other, caring for each other and playing for each other.The other things that we’re going to have, the last core value is have fun. I want our guys to be able to come to that office all the time. I want them to be there, to come there. The same with our coaching staff. We’re going to put together an outstanding coaching staff that will just be there everyday because we want to be there. It’s not one of these deals like I’ve seen throughout the country where coaches go flip the light on when they can go home. Our guys are going to want to be there because they love it that much. Our players are going to want to be there. It’s going to be that kind of culture where they can’t wait to get back there because we’re going to put some more work in. We’re going to do it day-by-day, stay in the moment. We’re not thinking about next month, we’re not thinking about next year, any of that kind of stuff. We’re going to stay in the moment and do the best job we can do. I think when you stay in the moment, do that, take it day by day, be the best you can be today, when you look back on it you’ll be breaking records. You’re going to be winning a lot of football games.So those are the kind of things we’re going to be putting together for this program. I also want to get involved with this community. I want our community to get involved with us. High school coaches, the region right here, right here in Louisville, come watch our practices. Our doors are open. The closed doors are no longer. We’re going to open it up. We have nothing to hide. I want to feed off them, the can feed off of us. We’re going to do this thing together. It’s not going to be about me. It’s not going to be about our coaches or our players, it’s going to be about all of us. The fans, the players, the alumni, everybody’s got to be involved with this. That’s how you win, when everybody’s involved. That’s how you win. It’s not one person, it’s everybody. I’m just happy to be the face of a program being the head coach, but I don’t want to be like that. It’s not ‘I,’ you’re going to hear me say ‘we’ a lot. Because it is. It’s we, it’s all of us. It’s all of us together. Cardinal Nation, that’s how we’re going to get this thing back on top, that’s what we have to do.Here in the next few days, we’re going to put together a staff, an outstanding staff, to be able to get these recruits in here. The kind of players that we’ll all be proud of. The student-athletes, they’re out there. Sometimes it’s real easy to go get a player that has marginal academics but he’s a great player. But there’s also guys that have great GPA’s, that care about the academics that are also great players. And those guys tend to do great things on the football field. You don’t have those penalties that you don’t necessarily need, you don’t have those turnovers and those mistakes, that’s how you lose football games. We’re going to recruit the right kind of student-athlete here to build this program up, so excited to do that. I’m humble. This is awesome. I’m so fired up about being here. I can’t wait to get started, my family as well. They’ll be headed back to Boone, but I’m staying here. Ready to hit the ground and get rolling. I want to thank you guys for coming out, it’s an awesome crowd right here, really appreciate it.” Vince Tyra,  Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics/Director of Athletics(Opening remarks) “Thank you, really appreciate the turnout. Obviously, it’s a very exciting day for the university, it’s an exciting day for our athletic program, and it’s certainly a very exciting day for our football program. As Neeli [Bendapudi] said, it’s been an exhaustive process. It’s maybe more my style than anything else, and certainly, pooped me out, I’ll tell you that. As you can tell from my voice, and I think I can hear out of one ear and not the other at this point. So, I’m not good when I get into these things and not get the proper amount of sleep, and thankfully, we’re at a point of closure. As I said, I’m just excited. I know it’s an easy, hyperbolic word to use, but the fact is it’s true.What’s made the hire easier is—we just completed a ULAA board meeting—the faith and trust I’ve had from our Board of Trustees to the ULAA board, the university administration has been terrific. It really has been easy for me to go through that process, and I’m certainly thankful for my staff because I’ve been away from them quite a bit, and they’ve carried on and kept the leadership meetings going and kept the athletic department going. That speaks volumes about the team we have here. The support that I’ve personally received from the ACC, and from John Swofford, our commissioner, he has stayed in touch with me on a regular basis. I’ve used him as one of my reference points in this process, and we’ve developed a terrific relationship. I really cherish what I have with John and his leadership for the conference, but his friendship, in this case, he’s been great. And I know he’s already reached out to Scott, I think either last night or this morning, to welcome him to the ACC, which is a class act. It’s important, also, that the team that’s here, and I see a lot of our team that’s here today and some of the staff, to get the trust from the current team and what we’re doing means a lot. Certainly, we’ve had some difficult conversations with them and the staff over the last few weeks, but I know they deserve a great hire and we’re delivering that today.I’d say this this in talking about the team: the season certainly didn’t go as planned. And I think we’re all clear on that. My assessment of what it would take to get us back on track and get back to those Orange Bowls and Sugar Bowls and compete with Clemson and take them down to the wire and now get over that hump, I felt like needed a change in leadership. And while I have great respect for Bobby and what he accomplished at UofL, this felt like the right time to make a change and find a head coach that fits the needs of our program today and going forward. In any search that I’ve ever done, you have to be cautious about hiring the glitz and glamour of what’s out there and maybe could be a short-term fix. I think that even though some of that may have been on resumes I looked at, it was clear that I needed to find someone that fit the criteria that I established, because we certainly did have interest from others with Power Five and NFL experience and so forth, but I’m comfortable we have the right man that’s sitting behind me.In this case, the criteria centered around an established leader. As our kids sometimes say, an ‘alpha dog,’ a ‘quarterback.’ While Scott was a quarterback and a great leader during his time at Appalachian State as a player and later a coach, he certainly has those natural instincts of leadership that we’ve all read about and I’ve gotten to know personally. The high culture of integrity that he’s brought to Appalachian State, he’ll bring to the University of Louisville, that won’t change. I’m comfortable with that. We’ve had long discussions and his references say so. The strong discipline that he has on and off the field is certainly one of the criteria that we needed. It’s creating accountability and I believe we had that in our discussions.Player development, where he is today and what they’ve accomplished at Appalachian State—they’re not running the four-stars that sometimes we’re fortunate enough to have. He’s dealing with players that they’ve developed as better players, and they’ve certainly developed them into better men and we’ve seen that in their academic progress with what he’s brought into the program, how they’ve accomplished their high graduation rate and APR. But also, in his last two recruiting classes averaging a 3.5 GPA—we both believe that the effort in the classroom does parlay into the effort on the field. His ability to recruit in our respective region was one of the criteria. Establishing continuity with the players and the staff was something I was looking for. We’ve had some turnover in our staff, we’ve had some turnover in our players. We started this class with 21 and graduated 11, and I think it’s important if you have a program that’s going to win year-in, year-out, you have to have continuity.One of the amazing stats that I found with Scott, what he’s accomplished this year in going 10-2 and winning the conference and as most know, taking Penn State into overtime—he’d probably like to have another shot at that game—should’ve been 11-2, hurricane got in the way of another win. But, he did that with the third-youngest team in FBS, and I think that says a lot for what he has and the leadership that he’s brought with his staff as well, and that was certainly key to me.The winning background that he has is there. Moving them from the FCS to the FBS and continuing to win, I think that allows to continue accomplishing our goals here and that’s competing for ACC championships and getting into that College Football Playoff like we’ve been so close to doing a couple times and would like to do.Fit with our community, I think his personality and his beliefs, and his family, sitting behind me, fit within our community. You’ll get to know them well, because they’ll be involved in our community. And I think the last point, when I think about criteria, is the excitement to be a Cardinal, and I’ve said that from day one, when we started this search, I want someone to want us as bad as we want them, and that was clear from day one. I know there was competition for Scott in this process, at this point in his career, there were some openings that came available and I was glad that we were able to position ourselves to stay in front of the competition and land him here at the University of Louisville.He met all of those expectations and those criteria that I talked about and when you go into this, in my past, as a chairman… you’ve got to have criteria and stick to them. You can’t get caught, as they say, in the glamour of the resume. And he has it. He’s been a genuine leader who establishes and empowers leadership. It’s a player-driven culture that he has, a player leadership-driven culture that happens inside the locker room and the way he establishes that with the leaders – not just the captains, but a leadership in different areas inside that locker room.As I mentioned, he’s a great family man who has high morals and integrity. I’ve got four witnesses in Beth and Bryce and Isaac and Alli behind me who can speak to that. When it comes to student conduct issues we discussed that, he has a culture of education as much as punishment. I think in dealing with situations, I’ve got five kids between 15 and 23, and stuff happens. And I think I deal with it as an A.D. here that stuff happens. And we talked a lot about that. I looked through a lot of the analytics including player arrests when I was going through this search. And, not surprisingly, he performed well.Our discussion around discipline is one that really establishes accountability and is fair when holding them to those standards. So you’ve got to establish what they always say, ‘show me how you measure me and I’ll show you how I perform.’ And that’s the way he goes about it with their accountability on and off the field. Player development is geared around trust and respect. The reason the players that he’s brought into that system is because they do have a great deal of trust and respect with the coaching staff and with their leader, Coach Satterfield. He’s shown the ability to recruit talent on the roster and in his coaching staff, and I expect we’ll see the same here. We’ve already had discussions about both of those topics and I would think over the coming days we’ll have a great game plan ready to finish out the recruiting season for the players and forming a staff that will be competitors with anyone in college football. And I think he’s a winner, as I talk about criteria, he’s definitely a winner, we’ve seen that with what he’s had. I believe he can guide us through the ACC and then through the college football playoffs. As I said, he wants to be here, he wants to be a Cardinal and that goes a long way.When considering when I hear about ‘can this guy step up’ to the Power Five and the Group of Five, if you will, he’s already stepped up. He had to take an FCS program to the FBS. He had to take it when the first year as the coach who had been there for the long term that the program was not going in the proper trajectory and stepped in and the first year was 4-8 and then the next year started off 1-5 and then won seven in a row. Then over the next four years have been in the top five in wins, over 40 wins. I think he’s stepped up already and he’ll do it again here.last_img read more

Singapores AllRites Launches Digital Film TV Marketplace

first_img“My experience as a producer showed me that appointing a (conventional) distributor does not mean success. Rights get locked up for a long time, there is no minimum guarantee, long negotiating periods and fees of 30-40%. One time I had a distributor go bust,” Mehta told Variety. “My objective with AllRites Marketplace is to de-risk the monetization of content.”With no listing fees, non-exclusive terms and low overheads, the online marketplace offers independent content owners no downside, Mehta says. For buyers, the site’s searchability, hosting of trailers and low-res episodes, and its payment gateway accelerate the process from selection to deal completion.“We are not taking away existing relationships,” Mehta said. “But just because a show has been sold in 100 territories, doesn’t mean that there aren’t another 80 remaining.” Content owners which have listed product to date include IMG, Mediacorp Singapore, Silver Wolf International, MNC Indonesia, and New Films International. It reports signing deal memos with a further 50 companies at the recent Miptv market.Riaz says he understands that the film and TV industries will take time for the online market to take off and be used for more than re-syndication of library content.Further developments he would like to introduce include: other genres such as formats and live sports; expansion of the ecosystem into a social media channel; and use of blockchain technology to better manage rights and payments.To date the company has been backed with seed capital form Singapore and Vietnam. In the coming months, Mehta aims to go to the private capital markets for series A funding.“Asia is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Its diversity offers opportunity to the hundreds of independent companies trading in Asian content,” said Mehta. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 A Singapore-based startup has launched AllRites Marketplace. It is pitched as the world’s first fully-operational online platform allowing content buyers to trade film and TV rights.AllRites Marketplace has been in beta form since July last year and starts formally this month – between APOS, Miptv and the Cannes Film Festival – with some 17,000 hours of mainly Asian content. It has ambitions to expand to world scale.AllRites was founded and is operated by Riaz Mehta, who spent 17 years at Australian tech firm KAZ Group, before founding Imagine Group, a producer of large-scale reality shows including “The Contender Asia,” and “The Biggest Loser Asia.” Former NBC Universal VP of channels, David Gunson serves as AllRites chief content officer.“For content creators, whether they are a big film studio or an independent producer, the AllRites Marketplace provides a platform to find authenticated buyers. For content buyers, the platform provides a global catalogue, allowing them to search for content, find instant content rights availabilities and make offers for content rights all online,” the company said. Listing content on the platform is free of charge, and it is free to use for buyers. A fee is charged to sellers for completed transactions.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Lombardy Governor team likely to attend BGBS on February 78

first_imgKolkata: A delegation from Italy’s Lombardy is all set to attend the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) scheduled to be held on February 7 and 8, 2019. Governor Attilio Fontana is also likely to attend the event.Digging into elaborate details about Bengal’s potential to offer a favourable climate for trade and investment for Italian investors, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made a passionate appeal, reminding the audience of several social schemes that her government has introduced to empower the grassroots sector, which can be developed as a potential area of investment. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePointing to the skilled and cheap manpower that Bengal has to offer, she said Italian technology in various fields such as leather, fashion design, jewellery, steel and mining among education, tourism and others could find greater synergy. After the meeting, Banerjee wrote on her Facebook page: “Today, I had an excellent round of discussions with Attilio Fontana, president of the Lombardy Regional Government of Italy. Talks centred around strengthening relations between the Lombardy region of Italy and Bengal and explore areas of mutual collaboration in business, education, tourism and other key sectors. I took the opportunity to invite him to the Bengal Global Business Summit, 2019 and requested him to lead a delegation to Bengal to have a first-hand feel of the opportunities available here in the state. He has accepted the invitation and has expressed keen willingness to come to Bengal with a strong business delegation”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee and Fontana spoke in detail about the areas of business where both of them can participate. The Chief Minister suggested that in skill development, Italy and Bengal can be great partners. “We are number one in skill development in India and here Italian participation is welcome.” It may be mentioned that while addressing the gathering of industrialists and representatives of different Chambers of Commerce in Milan on Monday, she had said: “Italy has the technology and we have skill and development can take place if Italy and Bengal collaborate.” She said in fashion designing, Italy, which is one of the leading fashion centres of the world, can invest in a design hub that is being planned in Bengal. Umesh Chowdhary, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Titagarh Wagons, has purchased a factory in Lombardy and both Italy and Bengal can explore the possibilities in the steel sector. Expressing her zeal towards football and portraying Kolkata’s ardent fan following for Italian football, she said: “We have three football clubs — Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting and we love your football, particularly AC Milan.”last_img read more

South Eastern Railway conducts antilittering drives

first_imgKolkata: The South Eastern Railway (SER) conducted special anti-littering drives on Saturday and Sunday at Santragachhi and Howrah Stations. During the two-day drive around Rs 27,000 was collected as fine.According to the SER, on Saturday officers and ticket checking staff were deputed in and around of Santragachhi Station’s platforms. The intention was to sensitise the passengers travelling not to make the platforms and other areas of the stations dirty by spitting or other means. Each passenger found littering the area was fined up to Rs 500. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the SER officials, the drive was conducted not only to prosecute the passengers but to spread awareness among people. Sources informed that people found spitting was charged Rs 100 and people found throwing garbage on railway tracks or at platforms were fined Rs 500. On Saturday, the SER collected Rs 13,000 from the persons caught littering the area. Around 100 people were prosecuted including some without ticket passengers. On Sunday, the drive was conducted at the New Complex of Howrah Station. Around 108 persons were prosecuted for littering the station area and the SER has collected approximately Rs 14,000 as fine. The SER has announced that such drives will continue as a surprise check across the SER jurisdiction in future. “Such type of drives will continue at different stations under SER jurisdiction. The teams will consist of Commercial Inspector with Ticket examiner and RPF staff as it was on Saturday and Sunday,” said spokesperson from the SER.last_img read more

Turquoise waters return to Cancun Riviera Maya

first_imgMiguel Ángel González Callejas, a tourist from San Luis Potosí, said that before arriving he was afraid he would find the beaches full of sargassum. However, after being on the beaches and seeing the sea, the reality is different. For the open sea, private sargacera boats are working to collect the sargassum before it reaches shore, this, added to the navy ships that have been collecting sargassum further out along the coast. Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — “The blue of our sea is back. Tourists who choose Quintana Roo to vacation this holiday season enjoy sargassum-free coasts since there is no sargassum every day nor on every beach,” said Governor Carlos Joaquin. “The truth is that I have a favorable impression because we have found the beaches very clean. I have found super clean beaches, super nice weather, super nice people. I know that sargassum is a natural thing, but here I see that a good job has been done,” he said. Carlos Joaquin said that the containment barriers that hoteliers, municipal, federal and the state government have installed, are where 70 to 80 percent of the sargassum is generated. He added that all areas are not the same, noting in some places, only a depth of 20 centimeters of seaweed has been recorded, while in other areas, they have measured 60 and 70 cms.center_img Favorable weather conditions have seen the relief of seaweed along Quintana Roo beaches from Cancun to Riviera Maya. The weather, in combination with human efforts, has resulted in clean beaches and clear Caribbean waters. Carlos Joaquín stressed that with the work of beach manual cleaning and the collaboration of the navy and governments, “together we have advanced and learned to handle the arrival of the algae, and I am sure that we will continue to have better results in the remainder of the season, for the winter season and, of course, for next year.”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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window) State beaches have regained their natural beauty, says governor Carlos Joaquín, with efforts from the three levels of government as well as private businesses and public volunteers who contributed to the diminished presence of the seaweed. “The sargassum has decreased a lot, mostly in the open sea. There are a lot of people coming to the beach because the sargassum has decreased. We thank the government for participating which has resulted in more tourists,” said Cancun yacht captain Miguel Ángel García Kinil.last_img read more