Report: Packers to hire Matt LaFleur as next head coach

first_img Beau Lund January 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Packers to hire Matt LaFleur as next head coach Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — The Green Bay Packers have reportedly chosen their next head coach.Citing sources, ESPN reports the Packers will hire Matt LaFleur, the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, to lead the team.LaFleur, 39, would succeed Mike McCarthy, who was fired mid-season by Green Bay. Joe Philbin stepped in as the interim head coach, and the team finished the season 6-9-1.A source tells ESPN LaFleur will likely consider keeping Philbin on staff as well as defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

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Seattle Post Office Renamed In Honor Of The Late Jimi Hendrix

first_imgJimi Hendrix was a man who needed no introduction–mostly due to the fact that he was talented enough to let his guitar do the talking for him. It’s that lasting musical legacy which has presumably inspired Washington state officials to green-light the official renaming of a Seattle-area post office in honor of the late guitarist, who died back in 1970 at the age of just 27.What was once registered as the Renton Highlands Post Office in the Seattle suburb of Renton, Washington, will now and hopefully forever be known as the James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office Building. The declaration was unanimously passed into state law from a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith, D-Bellevue, and both of Washington’s U.S. senators in Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. It’s one of life’s great ironies when  governments which once despised a generational icon like Hendrix back in the late-1960’s, is now going out of its busy way to make sure he get’s his own post office. Then again, the man was known for his vibrant love of written correspondence and stamp collections… probably.Related: Someone Converted Jimi Hendrix’s Apartment Into The Hendrix MuseumThe guitarist grew up in the Seattle area, and is buried less than a mile from where his new Post Office stands at the Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Although the guitarist was born and raised in the Seattle metropolitan area, it wasn’t until he relocated over to London’s mod-scene in the latter half of the 1960s when he began experiencing global success thanks to filmed appearances at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and at Woodstock a few years later.“This designation will further celebrate Hendrix’s deep connection to the Puget Sound region and help ensure that his creative legacy will be remembered by our community and inspire future generations,” Rep. Smith said in a statement about the city’s latest tribute to Jimi.Back in June of 2017, a local park in Seattle’s Central District was opened to the public and dedicated in Jimi’s honor after year’s of planning and campaigning by The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation.[H/T Seattle Times]last_img read more

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3 lessons learned from Amazon Prime program

first_imgAmazon celebrated 20 years of business this July with “Prime Day”. This one-day sales event has been touted to offer shopping discounts to rival those of Black Friday. The only criteria needed to participate in this event — you must be an Amazon Prime member. For a $99 annual fee, Prime members enjoy expedited shipping, unlimited streaming of movies, TV and music, free e books, cloud storage and early access to special shopping events. While loyalty/reward programs have been around a while, Amazon Prime is probably one of the best, and could be considered the template for creating the ultimate loyalty program for credit unions.Here are 3 Amazon Prime program features to consider when creating a credit union member loyalty program.DataAmazon is successful at building incredibly detailed profiles on its users. This data not only comes from static information, such as age and where they live, but their purchase behavior and preferred delivery channel. Currently, credit unions have this information and more. Credit unions typically collect enough information to predict members’ needs for a new car, home, college tuition or retirement. With additional strategic insight and data analytics they could likely predict lifestyle changes, such as marriages, divorces and births of children.To fee or not feeYes, Amazon has a payment threshold. While part of the annual fee probably covers hard costs like two day shipping, they probably make it up in increased volume. What would your credit union like to see its members do more, and would they pay for it? One recommendation is offering a hassle-free credit card that should it ever be breeched, the credit union will personally transfer over recurring payments to a new card.Continually modify the programAmazon continues to test new ideas on its Prime members using the incredible amount of data they currently have on each member while also continuing to gather more. They also add new services based on consumer needs as well as purchases. What are members currently doing repetitively and what would your credit union offer them as a new service or offering? The most frequent payments members make monthly is to their cell phone provider. What could your credit union offer them that could reduce that cost? Is there a partnership that can be formed with cell phone providers that would give your members benefits for being a member of your credit union? The question here is, how to does your credit union carve out value like Amazon?The obvious criteria to building an Amazon-like loyalty program is to have access to member’s data. Luckily, you work for a credit union, and not just a retailer, so this information is at your fingertips!If you need any guidance on how to access, or leverage this data, feel free to reach me at [email protected] 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anne Legg Anne Legg, founder and principal of THRIVETM Strategic Services THRIVE works with credit unions to develop transformational business strategies from their business insights to grow in a competitive, highly regulated … Web: https://www.anneleggthrive.com Detailslast_img read more

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bet365 unveils partnerships with half of Spain’s La Liga clubs

first_imgShare StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articles Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Submit Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 bet365 has announced the significant expansion of its active sponsorship portfolio, securing partnerships with half of the teams in La Liga for the coming 2018/19 season. The Stoke based operator revealed the host of deals on Wednesday, with it detailing it will sponsor: RCD Espanyol, Villarreal, Athletic Club, Real Betis, Getafe, SD Huesca, Celta Vigo, Rayo Vallecano, Real Valladolid and SD Éibar.The partnerships have been reached until the 2020 season and follow on from bet365’s sponsorship of Spanish Football coverage on Sky Sports, which expired at the end of last season and wasn’t renewed after Sky Sports lost the rights to Spanish football to UK broadcasting newcomer, Eleven Sports. The levels of investment by UK-licensed  betting operators in Spanish football sponsorship has increased in recent years, with Betway also venturing into the Spanish market to secure the expansion of its sponsorship portfolio, agreeing on successive deals with Deportivo Alavés, C.D. Leganés and Levante U.D.Furthermore, GVC Holdings European online betting subsidiary Bwin also elevated into the Spanish market recently agreeing partnerships with the three of the league’s top clubs in Valencia, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid. The Spanish football season commences this weekend, as the league looks to once again flex its overseas commercial value by hosting the Spanish Super Cup, between domestic cup runners-up Sevilla and League winners Barcelona in Morocco. The tie marks not only the first time the Spanish Super Cup has been played over one leg but also the first time it’s taken place outside of Spain.last_img read more

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Brainstorming A New Oceanic Bridge

first_imgPhoto and story by Joseph SapiaAll ideas are on the table as the county seeks the public’s views on how to deal with the deteriorating 77-year-old Ocean Bridge, spanning the Navesink River between Rumson and Middletown.Overhaul it or build a new bridge? If a new bridge is built, should it be built in the same footprint? Should it be a low, movable bridge like the current one or a fixed, high span?What do motorists, boaters, bicyclists, walkers, those with a view have to say? Should people be allowed to fish off the bridge?“The most important thing is people fill out those (Monmouth County) surveys,” said Todd Thompson, president of the Friends of the Oceanic Bridge. “We’re back to square one.”The county, which owns the 2,700-foot, steel and concrete bridge, is now in the midst of a federally funded $1.2 million concept development phase. This includes collecting the public’s comments over a 30-day period ending Nov. 25.The county hopes the federal government will fund a rehabilitation or new bridge. It began talking to local government officials about a bridge project in April. Work on a bridge rehabilitation or replacement – with a replacement estimated to cost between $100 to $130 million – would run from winter 2023-24 to winter 2026-27.Kim Robinson, 56, a Rumson resident who was at work in Fair Haven, prefers a low, movable bridge – “I think they’re part of the Shore heritage,” she said. “It just blends in with the landscape.”But Robinson questioned if rehabilitating the current one would be feasible.“I love when the bridge is open,” Robinson said. “It makes you pause to look at the scenery. The kids get out of the car.“High bridge, yeck,” Robinson said.“I don’t want a tall bridge,” said Denise Kelleher, 58, who lives in Rumson and owns the Cups and Cakes Bakery there. “The Oceanic Bridge is just special to me. There’s something, just the beauty. I just think a tall bridge would be inappropriate.”Pat Raphael of Fair Haven, who was at the Navesink River waterfront with her family, preferred a new movable, low bridge as well.“I agree, not a big, high bridge,” said Raphael’s husband, Rich. “It changes everything.”Rich Raphael has used the bridge for five years in his work commute. Generally, he does not mind if he has to stop when the bridge is open for boat traffic. Perhaps a drawbridge could be built higher than the current one, which sits 25 feet above high tide, he suggested.Pat Raphael would like to see it built parallel to the current bridge site, so there would not be a need for a months-long, 8-1/2 mile detour – the same length no matter if detouring through Red  Bank or Rumson-Sea Bright.The current bridge is two lanes with no shoulders, with a sidewalk along one side.Jim Jaroschak, 44, of Rumson bicycles over the bridge and said it would “be nice to have a bike path.” Now, bicyclists are to dismount and walk their bikes across the bridge.Jaroschak, who was at the Navesink River waterfront in Rumson, prefers a low, movable bridge. “The aesthetics are important,” he said.“Boats going through, it’s not that often,” Jaroschak said. “It’s not a big traffic backlog when they do open it.”“The view is important to a lot of people,” said Steven Krog, 62, a landscape architect from Westchester County, New York, who works on properties along the river. “People like the bridge.”Krog, who was shopping in Fair Haven, figured those people would want a lower, movable bridge for aesthetics, something Frank Giblin, 54, who lives in Middletown’s Locust section near the bridge, favored.“The bridge that’s there now has aged itself,” Giblin said.But Harvey Shooman, an owner of Fair Haven Hardware, said he prefers a high, fixed-span bridge, either in the same footprint or parallel to the current bridge site. A parallel bridge would eliminate the need for months of a detour, he said.“Aesthetic-wise, it would be fine,” said Shooman, 65, who was at work.Shawn Rubin, 46, of Rumson prefers a high, fixed bridge, too.“You need to build a new one, high enough not to open it all the time,” said Rubin, who was at the Navesink River waterfront. “Make it lasting.”Sure, there is a nostalgic feeling for today’s bridge or style, “it’s a beautiful thing, because it’s from a time gone past,” Rubin said. But he prefers a high bridge, one built parallel to decrease detours.Ryan DeVesty, 35, working in his yard in the Navesink-Locust area of Middletown near the bridge, was leaning toward a tall, fixed bridge.“I guess a bridge in the same spot like the (Route 36) Highlands Bridge, where it doesn’t have to open,” DeVesty said.When the bridge was closed a few years ago for repairs, “it certainly affected our business,” Shooman said.“Even when they do work on the bridge and it’s closed for a short amount of time, it really hurts the community,” Rubin said.“I drive that bridge two or three times a week,” Krog said. “I’m on it frequently. That bridge is really important to the organization of my day. You don’t even think about it until it’s not available.”Thompson, 63, lives on one side of the bridge in Fair Haven and is an owner of Guaranteed Plants and Florist on the other side of the bridge in the Locust section of Middletown.“We’d like to see what’s exactly there now, built to contemporary safety standards,” Thompson said. “To have a high, contemporary bridge there would not be conducive to the area. We’re very quick to get rid of our past, we don’t savor our history.”Thompson wants to see the new bridge built just east of the existing bridge.Some are undecided at this point.Michele Peters of Middletown was undecided about a low or high bridge, but she had her priorities.“Safety, and, then aesthetics, and then, practicality,” said Peters, saying the practical aspects should consider motorists, boaters and bicyclists. “I do enjoy the view, I look at it several times a day. It’s a focal point.”“It’s going to be an inconvenience, no matter what,” Krog said. But, Krog added, something has to be done with the bridge.Information on the Oceanic Bridge, including survey forms, is available at monmouthcountyoceanicbridge.com.Comments on the bridge may be directed to Inkyung Englehart, project manager, Monmouth County Division of Engineering and Traffic Safety, Hall of Records Annex, 3rd Floor, 1 E. Main St., Freehold, 07728; [email protected]last_img read more

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Warriors, 131, Pelicans, 121: Draymond Green wants DPOY

first_imgSo what else got Green so riled up? Nothing other than a reporter asking him if he considers it … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND – Draymond Green looked upset. The Warriors’ forward offered the same look he has when he stares down an official who made a call he did not like. It became similar to the look Green has when he wants to intimidate a defender.last_img

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Pinzhi®Women Lady Short Wavy Curly Claw Ponytail Clip-on Hair Piece Extensions : good value head wear

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Multiple avian influenza outbreaks in Tennessee

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In early March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a strain of the bird flu has been detected in a Tennessee chicken breeder flock contracted to food giant Tyson Foods Inc. As a result, the farm will euthanize 73,500 birds to stop the virus from entering the food system, the USDA said.The Tennessee Department of Agriculture said in a news release that tests confirmed the presence of the H7 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, at the facility in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Then, a few days later, another poultry farm in Giles County tested positive for a different low pathogenic strain of avian influenza through routine testing. Tennessee State Veterinarian Charles Hatcher said the two cases do not seem to be related. The latest situation is less serious, but the premises at the Giles County site were still quarantined.In 2014 and 2015, a U.S. avian flu outbreak required the slaughter of 50 million chickens (mostly egg-laying hens) and turkeys. As a result, U.S. egg prices reached record highs.Even more alarming, avian flu is a disease with zoonotic potential, meaning it can spread between animals and people. China was the most recent place this occurred.Since October 2016, at least 460 human cases of avian influenza and numerous deaths have been reported there, according to details released March 3 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many live poultry markets in China were shut down to reduce human contact with infected birds after a surge in human avian flu infections.Avian flu is one of many respiratory diseases that virologist Chang-Won (Charles) Lee conducts research on at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). He is also leading scientists from 11 institutions in a research project designed to determine all of the microbes — things like bacteria, fungi and viruses — in the poultry respiratory system.Lee is collaborating with other scientists to determine which commensal microbes are hazardous, see how they are impacted by factors such as environmental conditions, and recommend new control methods and management systems for healthier barns and birds with stronger immune systems. Lee also leads collaborative projects on developing a universal flu vaccine that can provide enhanced protective immunity against emerging flu strains. Lee is available to address biosecurity measures aimed at preventing the spread of bird flu and to discuss the various strains of the disease.last_img read more

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Australian Mixed Assistant Coach Required

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is the current holder of the Trans Tasman Trophy, following the success of our Teams at the Trans Tasman Series held in Wollongong in April this year. In particular the Mixed Open team was very successful winning every match of the 3 match series. To ensure the momentum continues, TFA are calling for expressions of interest for 1 (one) Assistant Coach to the Mixed Open team and coach Bernie Morrison.  The coach will be appointed to join the coaching team at the January 2010 Trans Tasman series in Auckland, New Zealand.Please see attachment below.Related Filesmixed_assistant_advert_memo-pdflast_img

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10 months agoBrawl sparked as Barton sent off in Fleetwood defeat

first_imgBrawl sparked as Barton sent off in Fleetwood defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFleetwood Town boss Joey Barton was sent off in defeat to Bristol Rovers.Cod Army boss Barton was sent to the stands as referee Brett Huxtable lost control shortly after Rovers full back James Clarke had stolen the points in the 94th minute.Players and coaching staff from both teams then squared up by the dugouts as former Burnley captain Barton straight marched across the pitch to join striker Ched Evans who was shown a dubious 55th minute red card for a collision with Rovers skipper Tom Lockyer.Huxtable added eleven yellow cards to the reds including one for unused Rovers sub Stefan Payne and Barton said: “That’s as bad a refereeing performance as I’ve seen and that includes junior football. The Rovers staff even warned us about him.“It wasn’t that type of game. Unfortunately someone who was way out of his depth has ruined a good game of football.”Front row view of the Joey Barton show. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer chap pic.twitter.com/ldojMXAigB— Oliver (@Dodgy_Lino) December 22, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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