Visiting Professor in CS and IT

first_imgShepherd University (SU) is located in scenic, historicShepherdstown, West Virginia, about 90 minutes driving distancefrom both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and within drivingdistance of the Appalachian Trail, the Northern Virginia techcorridor, ​and the Maryland I-270 tech corridor. The department ofComputer Science, Mathematics and Engineering at SU is seekingapplicants for a full-time two-year visiting professor with apossibility of converting to tenure track in Cyber Security andInformation Technology. The successful applicant is expected toteach undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Cybersecurity,System Analysis and Design, Biometrics, and WindowsProgramming.A Ph.D. (ABD welcome to apply) in computing is preferred but notrequired. Candidates must have the equivalent of a master’s degreein Cyber Security, IT/CS, or a related area, and must demonstratebroad-based knowledge of information technology at all levels,either through a record of teaching excellence or throughindustrial experience.Please apply online to https://jobs.shepherd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1614101005684and include Vita, letter of application (including a statement ofteaching philosophy), and three letters of reference to Office ofHuman Resources, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position isfilled.”last_img read more

infrared41’s Best and Worst 2016 – NFL Week 17

first_img 1st place gets 5 points If New England just took the piping off the jerseys they’d be a top 5 look every week. 37,657 posts 2 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said: 3rd place gets 3 points Link to post 5 1.  Lose the orange collar. season finale 8,670  What if you just make the posts like you always do, and one of us figure up the point totals? We can do the work; you just officially acknowledge and co-sign it.  Link to post 17,998 8,670 Favourite Logos:I have some. 4.  Resurrect their old pants with the straight stripe with tiger stripes inside. 1. Ravens – Bengals: A whole lotta ugly going on in this one. Ditch the black pants and the Ravens would be one of the best looking teams in the league. The Bengals need to do some serious addition by subtraction and lose all the PYPS nonsense. 2,478 posts 2,940 leopard88 Share on other sites 3. Packers – Lions: Another week on the best list for the Detroit Lions. Either I like the Lions uniforms more than I realize or this team has played one of the best uniform match up schedules of all time. In any case, this was a good looking game. 8,670 Welcome to the 2016 season finale of infrared41’s Best and Worst. 2016 was one of the better years I can remember for the best list. It seems like we had at least a couple really good match ups every week of the season. And…I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a full worst list in any week all season. There may have even been a week or two in which we didn’t have a worst list. Week 17 was a pretty strong finish to what has been a pretty strong season in uniform match ups. Let’s crank it up one more time and play our game. As always, the lists are just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.  Before we get started, for the best and worst looking games of the year, I thought it might be fun to nominate the candidates and then have a poll to pick the winner. Let me know if you’re interested.  Location:Location Location 3rd place gets 3 points Posted January 4, 2017 3. Packers – Lions: Another week on the best list for the Detroit Lions. Either I like the Lions uniforms more than I realize or this team has played one of the best uniform match up schedules of all time. In any case, this was a good looking game. Link to post Members 17,998 CreamSoda 1. New York Giants – Washington: If the Indigenous Peoples had played as well as they dressed in this one, they’d be in the playoffs. I know there are people who have issues with the Giants road uniform, but I think it’s one of the best road looks in the league. The colors really popped in this game.  Posted January 4, 2017 Share on other sites 8,670 msubulldog 5,026 Link to post Share this post 8,670 Share on other sites 1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said: 8,670 44 minutes ago, infrared41 said: And just like that, another season is in the books. Thanks for taking the time to participate.  328 0 Before we get started, for the best and worst looking games of the year, I thought it might be fun to nominate the candidates and then have a poll to pick the winner. Let me know if you’re interested.  1,758 infrared41’s Best and Worst 2016 – NFL Week 17 Share this post 3 minutes ago, infrared41 said: 8,670 There’s no redeeming those Browns uniforms.  I could never rank any Browns game in the top 5. 6. Bears – Vikings: (Insert the Bears “should have gone with all white” bit here.) Honestly, I like the Bears road uniform a little less every time I see it. It’s still pretty good, but the Bears would look so much better in all white on the road. As usual, the Vikings looked great.  Location:Sheboygan Falls, WI CreamSoda Posted January 4, 2017 Location:Grenada, MS Initialisms Suck Share this post Share this post 37,657 posts Location:San Antonio, Texas BBTV Favourite Logos:I have some. BBTV Best: Sign in to follow this   8,670 5. Cowboys – Eagles: Speaking of uniforms that have grown on me, I find myself liking the Eagles home uniform more than I used to. I still prefer the old kelly green, but the current look isn’t bad at all.  2nd place gets 4 points There’s no pleasing people… 8 hours ago, Gupti said: You should assign points for each spot and tally up who got the most points for the season! Favourite Logos:I have some. There’s no redeeming those Browns uniforms.  I could never rank any Browns game in the top 5. 1 5th place gets a point Link to post 2,940 infrared41 I don’t care.  infrared41 Share on other sites Location:The Land of Pleasant Living Members Members Let me know if you need someone.  I think my Maryland bar admission has been granted reciprocity in Creamerland. And I think the Bears blue pants look especially bad when paired with the Vikings purple. In my opinion, the blue really throws off the color balance. But I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of dark colored pants in general. I prefer either white or lighter colored pants like the Packers, 49ers, Steelers, etc. Different strokes and all… 3.  Lose the black pants. 9,812 posts Share this post Share this post Share on other sites 2,940 By infrared41, January 4, 2017 in Sports Logo News infrared41 Share this post leopard88 All Activity SportsLogos.Net Moderators Moderators 8,670 Link to post 27 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said: Worst:  Best: 1 There’s no redeeming those Browns uniforms.  I could never rank any Browns game in the top 5. 1,146 Share on other sites MJWalker45 Link to post 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 1,758 17,998 1,758 Link to post 0 5. Cowboys – Eagles: Speaking of uniforms that have grown on me, I find myself liking the Eagles home uniform more than I used to. I still prefer the old kelly green, but the current look isn’t bad at all.  46,550 posts Moderators Members 1 Posted January 4, 2017 Posted January 4, 2017 infrared41 1 minute ago, DiePerske said: Share on other sites Share on other sites Moderators Sports Logo News Favourite Logos:I have some. Perhaps its just me, but the full-Gumby next to the Pat’s dated PYPs mess of a road uniform was particularly rough on the eyes in my book. 8,670 Posted January 4, 2017 2,940 There’s no redeeming those Browns uniforms.  I could never rank any Browns game in the top 5. 2nd place gets 4 points 2.  Lose the side panels. 4th place gets 2 points You’re hired, but you should know that I’m taking this thing all the way. No plea deals. Period.  Favourite Logos:I have some. Share on other sites Link to post You know what, I’m typically a fan of white pants but the Bears in blue pants justs plays off the Vikings purple so much that I’m glad they did go with blue pants.  Members 1,758 Bathysphere Spoiler 9 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said: Location:Location Location 1,390 infrared41 infrared41 MJWalker45 Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola 5 hours ago, Gupti said: 1. Ravens – Bengals: A whole lotta ugly going on in this one. Ditch the black pants and the Ravens would be one of the best looking teams in the league. The Bengals need to do some serious addition by subtraction and lose all the PYPS nonsense. 14 hours ago, infrared41 said: 328 mjd77 3,534 posts 1st place gets 5 points 328 infrared41 The Vikings are the poster child for the proper way to modernize a classic look.  The Browns should have followed suit.  The only thing wrong with their previous look was the brown pants didn’t have any striping. The key to me is losing the BROWNS on the pant legs.  Run the stripes the whole length of the pant legs and the white and orange pants would look pretty good.  However, there is probably no saving the brown pants. Share this post Location:Location Location This topic is now closed to further replies. 3,160 posts Link to post 1,761 0 Location:Denver, CO Share on other sites Followers 0 8,670 Initialisms Suck 8,670 Worst:  8,670 46,550 posts Share on other sites 8,670 Share on other sitescenter_img I don’t care.  Members Share this post 4th place gets 2 points 37,657 posts 9,812 posts 37,657 posts 908 posts And just like that, another season is in the books. Thanks for taking the time to participate.  Moderators Sports Logos Location:Location Location Members 1,732 1,390 11 hours ago, infrared41 said: 5,026 _J_ There’s no pleasing people… BBTV Also, change the numbers on the brown jersey from orange to white. 1,758 So why do you post this if you don’t care about other people’s opinions? 2 Share this post Let me know if you need someone.  I think my Maryland bar admission has been granted reciprocity in Creamerland. Posted January 4, 2017 I really like the idea, but I’m too lazy to put in the time to do it.  Share this post Share this post Share on other sites Bathysphere Recommended Posts Members Favourite Logos:I have some. infrared41 There’s no pleasing people… leopard88 All Activity 0 Link to post infrared41 Posted January 4, 2017 Posted January 4, 2017 Share on other sites 1,146 0 2. Bills – Jets: Both of these teams easily could have made uniform choices that would have sent this game right off the rails and straight to the worst list. Fortunately, both teams made the right choices and went with what I think is the best possible match up for this game. Kudos to the Bills for going with the all white combo. Followers 0 There’s no pleasing people… _J_ Link to post Link to post infrared41 Posted January 5, 2017 Moderators Posted January 6, 2017 So why do you post this if you don’t care about other people’s opinions? infrared41 1,390 Forums Home 6. Bears – Vikings: (Insert the Bears “should have gone with all white” bit here.) Honestly, I like the Bears road uniform a little less every time I see it. It’s still pretty good, but the Bears would look so much better in all white on the road. As usual, the Vikings looked great.  1,758 Location:The Land of Pleasant Living Location:Location Location 8,670 Share on other sites Welcome to the 2016 season finale of infrared41’s Best and Worst. 2016 was one of the better years I can remember for the best list. It seems like we had at least a couple really good match ups every week of the season. And…I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a full worst list in any week all season. There may have even been a week or two in which we didn’t have a worst list. Week 17 was a pretty strong finish to what has been a pretty strong season in uniform match ups. Let’s crank it up one more time and play our game. As always, the lists are just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.  Worst:  leopard88 Link to post 0 8,670 infrared41 Members 17,998 Share this post 908 posts 8,670 They still wouldn’t look as good as they did before, but I would be fine with their uniforms. Favourite Logos:I have some. 37,657 posts 9 hours ago, CreamSoda said: 4. Browns – Steelers: The good looking Browns combos (all white and orange over white) have really grown on me. Add in some sunshine and the Steelers and we have ourselves a pretty good looking game.  Posted January 4, 2017 Link to post 2 27 minutes ago, infrared41 said: Share this post infrared41’s Best and Worst 2016 – NFL Week 17 0 It´s honestly a crime that the Pats-Phins bout didn’t find its way onto the worst list. 8,670 Sports Logo News I was just thinking about this the other day.  The Bengals would be fine if they took the following steps: 5th place gets a point Master of the Irrelevant Just now, leopard88 said: Master of the Irrelevant 1. New York Giants – Washington: If the Indigenous Peoples had played as well as they dressed in this one, they’d be in the playoffs. I know there are people who have issues with the Giants road uniform, but I think it’s one of the best road looks in the league. The colors really popped in this game.  1,146 Share on other sites 8 hours ago, infrared41 said: Share this post 3 Should I hire a lawyer?  If I had a most boring list, that game would have grabbed the top spot. I don’t think either of those teams look very good, but I don’t think they look terrible either. They’re both just kinda there.  Link to post infrared41 Share on other sites Location:Location Location Link to post 37,657 posts Link to post Share this post Sports Logos Share this post It´s honestly a crime that the Pats-Phins bout didn’t find its way onto the worst list. Location:Location Location There’s no pleasing people… I really like the idea, but I’m too lazy to put in the time to do it.  Members There’s no pleasing people… Posted January 4, 2017 8,670 2,940 Go To Topic Listing 37,657 posts Posted January 4, 2017 Share this post Chawls 8,670 Share on other sites 4. Browns – Steelers: The good looking Browns combos (all white and orange over white) have really grown on me. Add in some sunshine and the Steelers and we have ourselves a pretty good looking game.  Chawls Members 1. Ravens – Bengals: A whole lotta ugly going on in this one. Ditch the black pants and the Ravens would be one of the best looking teams in the league. The Bengals need to do some serious addition by subtraction and lose all the PYPS nonsense. Should I hire a lawyer?  If I had a most boring list, that game would have grabbed the top spot. I don’t think either of those teams look very good, but I don’t think they look terrible either. They’re both just kinda there.  1,761 msubulldog Posted January 4, 2017 BBTV Posted January 4, 2017 Location:New Orleans metro area 2. Bills – Jets: Both of these teams easily could have made uniform choices that would have sent this game right off the rails and straight to the worst list. Fortunately, both teams made the right choices and went with what I think is the best possible match up for this game. Kudos to the Bills for going with the all white combo. That was a joke too.  0 Sign in to follow this   Posted January 4, 2017 Share on other sites There’s no pleasing people… Anyway, I like what I like and that includes a couple Browns combos. Sue me.  22,252 posts Favourite Logos:CowboysBravesSpursTitansRangers It´s honestly a crime that the Pats-Phins bout didn’t find its way onto the worst list. Bathysphere 17,998 2 Forums Home infrared41 1,732 2 Share this post 5,026 Link to post 2,940 Giants switching to white shoes really improved their look in my eyes, especially the road look. Also, when I think of DA BEARS in my head, I envision their road uniforms with the blue pants automatically. It is a very classic look for them to me. But as you said earlier, different strokes.   mjd77 1,761 1,732 Bathysphere It was a joke. I thought you’d get that. Then I remembered that you don’t have a sense of humor.  17,998 Members 8,670 Moderators 827 posts 1 Posted January 4, 2017 Should I hire a lawyer?  If I had a most boring list, that game would have grabbed the top spot. I don’t think either of those teams look very good, but I don’t think they look terrible either. They’re both just kinda there.  You should assign points for each spot and tally up who got the most points for the season! Posted January 4, 2017 1 You know what, I’m typically a fan of white pants but the Bears in blue pants justs plays off the Vikings purple so much that I’m glad they did go with blue pants.  I would say the same about Texans-Titans. One of the teams, but not both, should have worn white pants. — 7,535 posts Grand Pooba of Walksylvania SportsLogos.Net infrared41’s Best and Worst 2016 – NFL Week 17last_img read more

No games? No worry. It’s butt-covering season in NFL

first_imgNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up his Pete Rozelle Trophy during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Brady was named the game’s most valuable player. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The NFL moves heaven and earth a dozen times every Sunday of the season to get calls on the field exactly right.But investigations and disciplinary matters?Not so much. In those cases, close is apparently close enough.At the end of a nearly four-month investigation into what’s been dubbed “Deflategate” or “Ballghazi,” NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells arrived at _ more or less _ the same conclusions most of us did at the beginning.A.) A Patriots’ ball boy did itB.) He had inside helpC.) Despite repeated denials, golden boy quarterback Tom Brady master-minded the whole thingBeing a lawyer, Wells needed 243 pages to say as much. And he couched those conclusions in less-accusatory terms, such as “more probable than not” and “was at least generally aware.”That way, Brady and everybody else in the Patriots’ organization but the two low-level employees _ officials’ locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski _ wouldn’t be bothered to enter a plea. Only in NFL investigations and no-fault divorces does that kind of cynicism count as sound legal advice.But Wells’ turn of phrase wasn’t entirely about convenience. It turns out “more probable than not” is the exact phrase the NFL put to paper a half-dozen years ago in case commissioner Roger Goodell decides to step in and punish teams for what were deemed competitive violations.Those have ranged from “Spygate” in New England to “Bountygate” in New Orleans to piping in fake crowd noise (“Cheergate?”) in Atlanta, and the penalties have been all over the place.If this is beginning to sound like your typical NCAA mess _ without the phony “student-athlete” mantra, of course _ there’s a good reason. The Patriots are a lot like coach Barry Switzer’s great Oklahoma teams of four decades ago: They’re always in the hunt for a championship, and occasionally willing to bend the rules to get there.Throw in the “us-against-the-world” philosophy and what you wind up with is an organization bothered more by losing than cheating. Or in NCAA parlance, “a lack of institutional control.”Given his track record, expecting Goodell to get the discipline right in what’s become a delicate situation might be too much of an ask. He was too secretive in “Spygate,” getting rid of the evidence too soon, then overzealous in “Bountygate,” before being rescued from further embarrassment by his predecessor-acting-as-arbitrator, Paul Tagliabue. And there isn’t time to recap how badly Goodell bungled a string of domestic-abuse cases involving players that began with Ray Rice.For their part, the Patriots haven’t exactly behaved like slick jewel thieves or shining lights, either.Owner Robert Kraft whined there was no “incontrovertible” proof, but agreed to accept the NFL’s findings and any league-imposed discipline. At least he’s not demanding an apology anymore. Wells also cleared coach Bill Belichick and his staff, though it was almost unnecessary. After “Spygate,” Belichick learned not to leave his fingerprints on anything dicey again.But not Brady.He denied knowing McNally and refused to share to his own emails, text messages and phone records. But the report noted, “… McNally told NFL Security that he had been personally told by Brady of Brady’s inflation-level preference.” So while Kraft once boasted that Brady never lied to him, Wells concluded _ to borrow his phrase one more time, it was “more probable than not” _ that Brady lied to them.This whole episode would be comical, except that it raises questions about the integrity of the Patriots and Brady, one of the greatest teams and quarterback of any era. And don’t forget: Whatever advantage they gained from a slightly under-inflated football was negligible. In both the second half against the Colts in a playoff game, and then against a much-vaunted Seattle defense in the Super Bowl _ when the game balls were watched over, cuddled and obsessed over like a royal baby _ Brady completed 12-of -14 passes with three touchdowns, and 37-of-50 with four TDs, respectively.But if he’s in the starting lineup for New England’s opener Sept. 10, when the Patriots plan to show off that Super Bowl trophy to a packed Gillette Stadium crowd, it will be a joke. Anything less than four games _ a quarter of the season _ will be.Taking away draft picks and-or fining the franchise aren’t necessary to make the point. Sometimes the easiest way to teach people the importance of a level playing field is simply to tilt it and let them see what it looks like from the wrong end.___Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at Twitter.com/JimLitke.last_img read more

Next In Line; Hall, Ollison to lead new wave of Pitt backs

first_imgOFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR—Pitt freshman running back Qadree Ollison from Niagara Falls NY was named ACC Conference Offensive Rookie of the Year, Ollison rushed for 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns for the PanthersPITTSBURGH (AP) — The reminders of the greatness that came before Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall are everywhere at Pitt.They line the hallways at the team practice facility, where a pair of mannequins dressed as Heisman Trophy-winning running back Tony Dorsett stand at the top of the stairs. They’re next door at the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, where ACC all-time touchdown leader James Conner is finding his way as a rookie on a club with Super Bowl aspirations. They’re in the team record books, where names like Curtis Martin and LeSean McCoy seem to have whole sections devoted to their remarkable college careers.It’s a lot to live up to. Then again, that’s kind of the point.“Anywhere where you are with tradition and history and a lot of great players before you have that,” Ollison said Tuesday. “I don’t think it’s a ton of pressure. You want to live up to those expectations. You want to be as good as those guys were.”Ollison and Hall are at the forefront of the next wave, but they’re hardly newbies. Both filled in capably when Conner missed nearly the entire 2015 season while battling cancer and a knee injury. Hall ran for 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a freshman. Ollison was even better, sharing ACC Rookie of the Year honors after piling up 1,121 yards and 11 touchdowns.Yet both receded into the background last fall following Conner’s remarkable return following a battle with Hodgkin Lymphoma. As teammates, it was an easy transition. As competitors, not quite so much.“It was harder to have to take a back seat but we had a successful season and I contributed in other ways,” said Hall, who touched the ball just 38 times in 2016, barely half his 2015 total. “We still got better. We still competed at practice.”Just not in the games. Ollison ran for only 127 yards on 33 carries. His longest rush was just 19 yards. He appeared in 10 of Pitt’s 13 games and five times had one carry or fewer.Ollison doesn’t want to talk about what happened or what didn’t. Ask him the biggest difference between himself as a junior and the player who ran for 207 yards in his first collegiate game against Youngstown State two years ago and he shakes his head. His answer? Pretty much everything.“I’m older, wiser, smarter,” Ollison said. “I understand the game more. I’m able to look at defenses and know what’s happening. The game is a lot slower. When I was a freshman, I was just running around like with my head cut off. Just running and it was a crazy year and it ended up being a good one. Now I’m way better.”Pickier too. Two years ago he used his 6-foot-2, 230-pound frame to try and make a hole even if there wasn’t one. Now he’s more adept at pre-snap reads and has a better grasp of what the defense is trying to do.“I’m seeing things happen before they happen,” he said.Just don’t try to pin Ollison down on how he sees the roles shaking out when the Panthers welcome Youngstown State for the 2017 opener on Sept. 2. He pays no attention to the depth chart — the one filled with ‘ORs’ at several positions depending on coach Pat Narduzzi’s mood — or the amount of reps he, Hall, Chawntez Moss or the rest of the running backs split in practice.“The ‘ORs’ are there because there isn’t just one guy,” Ollison said. “That’s what makes us I think. We’re all able to do a lot of the same things. Defenses can’t go ‘OK, Darrin is in the game, we don’t have to worry about him being a bruiser.’ … We’re all able to do a ton of good things and we’re all good at a lot of things and that’s what makes us dynamic and what makes us dangerous.”The Panthers will need Ollison, Hall and company to be more than dangerous, they’ll need them to be consistent to give the quarterback (likely Southern California transfer Max Browne) and a group of largely unproven wide receivers time to figure things out.That’s fine by Hall. In an era where spread offenses are everywhere, Pitt is a bit of a throwback. The Panthers ran the ball 218 times more than they passed it while going 8-5 in 2016. For them to be successful, that ratio probably shouldn’t change.“That’s our DNA,” Hall said. “It’s our turn to step up and create our own destiny, our own legacy out of this class. Everything (Conner) did last year was good, but he’s not here to do it again. Someone else has to step up and be that guy.”___More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

Sold out or not, Vegas will party during Mayweather-McGregor

first_imgCaesars and MGM Resorts International, which owns the fight’s venue, expect their properties to sell out as the weekend approaches. But unlike the bullish market created by Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 in Las Vegas, hotel rooms are still available.The MGM Grand has cut its prices for the weekend three times, with a two-night stay now at $329 a night. Rooms at several other hotels on the Strip can still be found for $200 or less a night.Many VIPs and high-rolling gamblers need not worry about prices, they will be “comped” with free hotel rooms and tickets, as it is customary. Others not so lucky — but certainly with deep pockets — have booked the most lavish accommodations on the Strip.The villas at Caesars Palace (starting at $25,000 a night) and Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace ($35,000 a night and previously used by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Johnny Depp) have been claimed for the weekend.“We get a ton of requests for tickets. We have plenty of our high-end players and guests who come in specifically for the event,” Thompson said. “We put them up for the weekend and they will be attending the fight. We like to take care of our best guests.”McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said the number of private aircraft that flew in for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight overwhelmed available apron parking and forced a taxiway to be closed and used as a jet parking lot. Crews said there is no plan to do that again this weekend but officials are requiring pilots to make parking reservations and encouraging the use of two nearby general aviation airports, in suburban Henderson and North Las Vegas.UFC fighter McGregor will enter a boxing ring for the first time as a professional when he takes on the undefeated Mayweather, who is coming out of retirement for a fight that will make him tens of millions of dollars.Just four days to fight night, there are plenty of tickets still available in the T-Mobile Arena, which seats 18,000 for boxing, and prices on the secondary market are starting to come down.Ticketmaster has hundreds of non-VIP tickets ranging from roughly $1,400 to $17,000. Still available are VIP tickets that include hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport transportation, an official souvenir, food and drinks.Those who can’t afford what’s supposed to be the year’s hottest ticket can watch the fight inside six of the seven theaters that regularly host Cirque du Soleil shows, which are going dark for the night.Restaurants, bars and strip clubs around town will also show the fight. Closed-circuit seats are available at various MGM properties, including hundreds for $150 each at the Park Theater just a few steps from the T-Mobile arena itself. By comparison, Mayweather-Pacquiao closed-circuit tickets sold out the day they went on sale.Pay-per-view sales at $100 each are expected to be in the neighborhood of 5 million buys, topping the Mayweather-Pacquiao record of 4.6 million.The city’s sports books say this will be the most heavily bet fight ever. So far most of the tickets are on McGregor, who is about a 5-1 underdog, with the William Hill chain saying a McGregor win would cost them more than $1 million.R&B star Chris Brown and his crew of dancers will perform at Drai’s Nightclub on Saturday. Other venues will see performances by Puff Daddy, Jamie Foxx, Travis Scott, Chase B and Kaskade. The night before the fight, 50 Cent, Trey Songz and Jeezy will have a combined performance.Win or lose, McGregor will have to party after the fight. The Irish MMA champion is scheduled to be a host at Encore Beach Club that night as part of a two-year agreement to entertain partygoers at the Encore casino-resort.The tallest observation wheel in the world, the High Roller at The Linq casino-resort promenade, will get in on the action by turning its lighting red, white and blue if Mayweather wins or green, orange and white if McGregor pulls off the upset.For fans who want to toast the fighters with something other than a Guinness, mixologists have created special cocktail menus. At the bars and lounges of The Cosmopolitan, The Pretty Boy is a mix of Ciroc pineapple, lemon and tropical Red Bull, while the Bob and Weave gets you Patron Silver, lime, lemongrass, lychee and cucumber soda. LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won’t stop Las Vegas from putting on its party hat.Sin City’s nightclubs have booked a long list of celebrities — including one of the fighters — and high-rolling gamblers and VIPs have snagged some of the most luxurious accommodations in town. Boxing-themed cocktails have even been concocted for the occasion.The social media-fueled Saturday night fight at the T-Mobile Arena will be a weekend-long, city-wide affair, though in some respects it may not tip the scales as much as a previous Mayweather fight.“It’s going to be a crazy weekend,” said Ryan Thompson, senior vice president and regional chief marketing officer for Caesars Entertainment, whose Planet Hollywood, The Cromwell and Caesars Palace casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip have a few rooms available. “The energy over that weekend is going to be on par with a New Year’s Eve in the city.”File- This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows Conor McGregor training during a media workout in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)last_img read more

Column: Tiger and Phil improve relationship with age

first_imgIn this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Phil Mickelson, left, shakes hands with Tiger Wood after the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. Woods and Mickelson are in the same group at The Players Championship this week. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Their relationship has been softened by age.The needle is sharp as ever.Never mind that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have only five victories between them over the last five years. It’s a big deal when the two best players of their generation are in the same group at any tournament, much less The Players Championship.Mickelson, of course, wanted something even better.“I look at the cover of the newspaper and the pairing is on there and the excitement that’s been going on around here, it gets me thinking,” Mickelson said Tuesday. “Why don’t we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stakes, winner-take-all match.”Lefty was just getting warmed up.“Now, I don’t know if he wants a piece of me,” he said, pausing for laughter, “but I just think it would be something that would be really fun for us to do, and I think there would be a lot of interest in it if we just went straight to the final round.”Or maybe not.They have played as a twosome in the final group just twice in their careers, and Woods won both times — in 2005 at Doral to return to No. 1 in the world, and in 2001 at the Masters when he completed his sweep of the majors.So when Woods was told about Mickelson’s jab questioning whether he wanted a piece of him, Woods knew exactly where to go.“First of all, big picture,” Woods said as his smile widened.When a reporter thought Woods meant their record while playing in the same group — amazingly, the mark is 16-16-4 — Woods cut him off.“How many times have we won on tour?” he said.They have never been particularly close in the record book. Woods has a 79-43 lead in PGA Tour victories, 14-5 in the majors.Matt Kuchar once told a story about how Mickelson would be dishing out his best material in the team room at the Ryder Cup, and if he ever didn’t have a comeback, he would simply reveal how many majors he has won to shut up the room — but not without surveying his audience.“He can only say that if Tiger’s not around,” Kuchar said. “He has to look over both shoulders and make sure, because then Tiger gives him his number.”They were never particularly close off the course, either.Both will say that their relationship was overblown in the media, and there might be some truth to that. They lived on opposite ends of the country and had different lifestyles for so much of their careers. They got along fine because both are professionals, but it was never more than that. There still were some fun moments.One year they were in the locker room at the Byron Nelson Classic when Mickelson challenged Woods to anything at their disposal. How about pool? Pingpong? “How about anything that involves running,” Woods said, and he walked away leaving Mickelson searching for a comeback.And there have been some tense moments.Mickelson mentioned in a magazine interview going into the 2003 season that Woods used “inferior” equipment. Mickelson posted one of the great closing rounds in major championship history with a 66 to win at Muirfield in 2013, and when asked to comment on the round, Woods said only that the course was “gettable” that day.Their most famous pairing was when they were partners in the 2004 Ryder Cup, and that didn’t end all that well. They lost both matches.Woods is 42 with two children. Mickelson is 47, and the oldest of his three children started college last year. They still are competitive as ever, though both are statesmen in the game.Mickelson has never failed to give Woods credit for his impact on the game, particularly the attention he brought to golf that resulted in mammoth TV contracts and prize money that made everyone rich.Mainly because of Woods, Mickelson has never been PGA Tour player of the year, has never been No. 1 in the world and has never won the money title.“It was the most remarkable golf in the history of the game, and I think unrepeatable,” Mickelson said. “I think it was that good. I look at 2000 as being kind of the benchmark at the U.S. Open as being the greatest golf I’ve ever witnessed and I believe has ever been played. And it sucked to have to play against him.”Lefty still got in a few jabs that year. He ended Woods’ six-tournament winning streak at Torrey Pines in early 2000. At the end of that year, he beat him at the Tour Championship to end four straight years of Woods winning when he had at least a share of the 54-hole lead.They have been there for each other in tough times.Woods reached out to Mickelson when his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Woods told of Mickelson sending nothing but encouraging texts when Woods was struggling with his chipping in early 2015 as his back was still ailing.“He offered numerous times to help me out with technique and just about it,” Woods said. “I said, ’Yeah, you and I have the same philosophy in how we approach chipping and how we do it. I just can’t physically do it.“But now it’s different. I feel better,” Woods said. “And my short game has turned around.”Game on.last_img read more

Tangled up in Dylan story

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie Scores of Bob Dylan fans packed out the Bunjil Place Studio for the highly-anticipated show DYLANesque –…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

A virtual classic

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Semi-final pairings confirmed in Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues

first_imgTheir entertaining meeting in Swinford threw up nine goals, with Sarah Rowe bagging three of the Westerners’ while her DCU teammate Muireann Atkinson hit a brace at the other end.Mayo’s inside forward line of Rowe and the Kelly sisters – Niamh and Grace – were on fire, combining for 4-8, but Peter Leahy’s charges were made work for the win throughout.Meanwhile, Galway ensured progress to the knockout phase by overcoming Westmeath in Mullingar.Although it was quite a scrappy encounter, the Tribeswoman took control in the latter stages of the first half and never looked back. Stephen Glennon’s side ran out six-point winners.On Saturday, Dublin ensured that they’ll finish at the summit of Division 1 by seeing off already-relegated Kerry by 1-16 to 1-11 at DCU (St Clare’s).Sinead Goldrick netted Dublin’s goal while Donegal raised four green flags in their emphatic 4-11 to 2-3 victory over Cork in Letterkenny, Yvonne Bonner and TG4 All Star Niamh Hegarty grabbing a brace each.Dublin will meet Galway in the semi-finals, with Cork, who are aiming for a sixth successive title, pitted against Mayo.In Division 2, Waterford will meet Cavan in the semi-finals, while Tipperary have been paired with Armagh.Tipperary and Waterford had already secured a safe passage to the last four ahead of the final phase of group fixtures, which were rescheduled round 5 clashes.Waterford finished on top of the pile yesterday on head-to-head, as they claimed a 1-19 to 2-6 victory over Shane Ronayne’s side at WIT.Maria Delahunty impressed throughout and rattled the net before half-time as TG4 All-Ireland intermediate champions Tipperary suffered their first defeat since 2016.The Munster rivals and promotion hopefuls were joined in the semi-finals by Cavan and Armagh.It was all or nothing in Drumragh between the Breffni and Tyrone with a top four position up for grabs for the winner. James Daly’s side came out on top with Donna English’s late goal sealing their progression.Elsewhere, Armagh comfortably beat Clare by 11 points in Milltown. TG4 All-Star Aimee Mackin sparkled on the day, finishing with 2-6 and inspiring her side to their semi-final berth.Meanwhile, Sligo were relegated from Division 2 after their clash with Laois finished 4-12 to 2-12.In Division 3, table-toppers Wexford will face Kildare in the semi-finals, while Meath will play Down.Leitrim are relegated while in Division 4, there’s one outstanding issue to be resolved.Victory for Antrim over Derry in the remaining group fixture on Tuesday evening would seem them leapfrog Fermanagh into fourth place. 2017 TG4 All-Ireland finalists Mayo booked their place in the last four with a nine-point victory over Monaghan. Mayo and Galway have joined holders Cork and TG4 All-Ireland champions Dublin in the Lidl National Football League Division 1 semi-finals. Division 3:Wexford v KildareMeath v Down Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1:Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-11 (SAT)Donegal 4-11 Cork 2-3 (SAT)Mayo 6-11 Monaghan 3-11Westmeath 0-7 Galway 0-13 Division 2:Waterford v CavanTipperary v Armagh Weekend results (Sunday unless otherwise stated) Lidl Ladies National Football League semi-final pairings:Division 1Cork v MayoDublin v Galway Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 3:Offaly 4-12 Wexford 4-8 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2:Clare 1-10 Armagh 2-18Sligo 2-12 Laois 4-12Tyrone 1-9 Cavan 1-18Tipperary 2-6 Waterford 1-19 Division 4:TBCFixtures to be played on the weekend of April 21/22. Times and venues to be confirmed by the LGFA.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Dell shares tumble on bad news

first_img“We’re complying with that informal investigation,” Rollins said. “That’s about all we know. We don’t think there are going to be any issues that are material that we’re going to have to worry about.” Chief Financial Officer Jim Schneider added that “this has gone on for about a year without anything being alleged. The facts that we’re looking at right now in our opinion would not have a material effect on our financial statement.” The week began with Dell and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announcing the agency’s largest-ever electronics recall for lithium-ion batteries on notebooks sold between April 1, 2004, and July 18 of this year. The problem, which has resulted in smoke and fires but no injuries, appears to be with the battery cell maker Sony Corp. and hasn’t affected others companies like main Dell rival HP. In sharp contrast to Dell, HP on Wednesday posted third-quarter profit that beat expectations while raising its guidance for the upcoming period. Dell didn’t provide an estimate for the recall’s cost but said it won’t materially affect the company’s financial results, suggesting that Sony will bear the brunt of the cost.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe company had originally forecast earnings of 32 cents per share on sales of $14.2 billion for the latest period. The results met the lowered expectations of analysts polled by Thomson Financial. In the same period a year ago, Dell had earnings of 38 cents per a share on sales of $13.4 billion. Chief Executive Kevin Rollins cited overly aggressive pricing, a slowing marketplace and component prices that weren’t dropping as expected as primary reasons for the shortfall. In its earning report Thursday, Dell also disclosed an ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission probe for the first time. But company executives shrugged it off as an informal investigation and something that happens to hundreds of other companies. Rollins said Dell received a letter from the SEC in August of 2005 “asking us about a fairly broad level of questions on some revenue recognition.” DALLAS – Dell Inc. shares tumbled 2.8 percent Friday, capping off a week of bad news that included a record-setting recall of notebook batteries, the disclosure of a federal accounting probe and a 51 percent decline in second-quarter profit. Shares of the world’s largest computer maker fell 64 cents to close at $22.16 in Friday trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Over the past year, its shares have ranged from $18.95 to $37.05. The Round Rock-based company’s problems have been festering for several months as the PC market has slowed and its chief rival in PCs, Hewlett-Packard Co., has grown more competitive in technology, pricing and execution. Dell, which slashed its second-quarter outlook last month, reported earnings Thursday of $502 million, or 22 cents per share, on sales of $14.1 billion. In same period last year, it earned $1.02 billion, or 41 per share, on revenue of $13.4 billion. last_img read more