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Longtime Humboldt Crabs assistant Robin Guiver ready to begin role as manager this summer

first_imgArcata >> To many who are regulars at the Arcata Ball Park during the summer months each year, Robin Guiver isn’t a new face or a new name.It’s the total opposite, really.When it comes to those who have coached during summers in Arcata over the past few decades, Guiver has been one of the more recognizable faces associated with Humboldt Crabs baseball. It didn’t matter if it’s recruiting players who ended up getting drafted by one of the 32 Major League Baseball teams or waving in runners …last_img read more

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A Round-Up of Reactions: Apple’s Greedy, Anti-Competitive, Evil, Brilliant Announcement

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Apple this morning announced a new subscription service for all publishers of content-based apps. It’s the same one we saw with recently-released iPad app “The Daily,” but it’s the previously untold details that are getting people riled up. And riled up they are. Like most things Apple does, today’s announcement has caused waves of reactions from publishers, bloggers and mainstream media alike. From “Greedy” to “Brilliant, Brazen or Batsh*t Crazy” to “Anti-Competitive“, Apple has been called a lot of things today and we’re here to round up the backlash.So, What Exactly Did Apple Announce?The short version is that Apple announced a subscription service for media apps that uses In-App purchases and sets aside a 30% chunk for Apple on each transaction. Apple CEO Steve Jobs broke it down.“Our philosophy is simple–when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps 100 percent and Apple earns nothing,” said Jobs. “All we require is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app.”The Aftershocks of Today’s AnnouncementLike most things with Apple, they speak and the world reacts. Today was certainly no exception. As Engadget’s Paul Miller describes it, “The big trouble stems from the fact that Apple requires anybody offering a subscription service to offer that service for the same price or less through Apple. That means you can still sign up folks through your own methods and get all the cash, but if anybody signs up through your app, Apple gets a 30 percent cut.” According to Miller, subscription-based music service Rhapsody has said it won’t go along with the new service because of this. RWW Alum Frederic Lardinois asks if Apple is getting too greedy with the 30% cut it’s requiring of publishers, questioning the effect it might have on publishers and content providers. “If Hulu has to give Apple $2.40 of every $7.99 subscription it sells, can it still make a profit?” asks Lardinois. “Or will Apple’s move force them to raise their prices across the board?”The effects of the move appear to be wide-reaching, as ComputerWorld’s Gregg Keizer points out that these new rules actually affect Amazon’s Kindle.Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller confirmed that those rules apply not only to newspaper and magazine publishers, but also to content sellers like Amazon.com, which offers a Kindle app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.To meet Apple’s guidelines, Amazon must remove its “Shop in Kindle Store” link from its Kindle application. That link, which opens the iOS browser and displays Amazon’s Web-based e-bookstore, is currently the easiest way for Kindle app users to purchase new books.Even the Nieman Journalism Lab has joined in on the Apple-bashing today, pointing out that Apple is “setting itself up as a toll-taker on news org’s’ road to a new business model.”Meanwhile, mainstream media’s response comes in the form of an article in The Wall Street Journal asking if Apple’s subscription rules are in fact legal.“Apple Inc.’s new subscription service could draw antitrust scrutiny, according to law professors,” writes the Journal’s Nathan Koppel. According to the article, the antitrust argument hinges on two primary points – whether or not Apple is exerting “anticompetitive pressures on price” and whether Apple is a “dominant player in the market.”All of this aside, if Apple implements these rules, some fear the worst. New York based entrepreneur and blogger Hank Williams warns that this could be the end for many subscription services on iOS.“Many types of content businesses dont have 30% of margin to play with. In books, Amazon doesn’t have 30% margins to give to Apple and remain in business. In music, services like Pandora probably don’t even have 5% of margin to play with,” writes Williams. “But Apple is not stupid, so they have certainly run the numbers. And so it seems that they have decided that they now have a platform that is so popular, that the services that can’t afford to pay them 30% are not needed anymore.”Cause for Concern? Or Simply Hyperbole?If the reaction in the media today is anything to go by, then there is certainly cause for concern. But is the move enough to put services like Pandora and Amazon Kindle off the platform? When the announcement came over the wire earlier today, ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick tweeted that he “would pay 30% of subscription fees for 1 click CCard access to upscale owners of the finest mobile media consumption device in history.”Scanning over the full, massive thread of coverage on Techmeme, however, either says that there is obviously a big problem here, or we’re all blowing it out of proportion. As TechCrunch’s MG Siegler points out, “to those who have followed tech news for any extended length of time, this is a familiar refrain. Company X changes something, therefore Company X is ‘evil’.” Are we simply reacting true to form? Or has Apple overstepped its boundaries, both legally and in terms of what companies and publishers deem acceptable? mike melansonlast_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool captain Henderson reveals he’s still in Gerrard contact

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool captain Henderson reveals he’s still in Gerrard contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he remains in contact with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.Henderson took over the captaincy from Gerrard four years ago.”It was a big responsibility when I first got the role but I always looked forward to it. Otherwise I wouldn’t have done it,” reflects Henderson. “I spoke to Stevie in a lot of detail before he left and still speak to him now and again. As time has gone on, it has got a lot easier. I’ve learned a lot.”With Liverpool unbeaten this season he says: “I feel we’re ready. We definitely have the potential to win trophies.”I have every confidence, with the people and talent we’ve got in the dressing-room, that we can produce trophies in the very near future.” last_img read more

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Report: Duke-Michigan State, Indiana-UNC Highlight 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Matchups

first_imgacc big ten challenge logo.Twitter/@TheBuckeyeNutA pair of rematches, one from the 2015 Final Four (Duke-Michigan State) and the other from the 2016 Sweet 16 (Indiana-North Carolina) are the headlining matchups of the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted out all 14 pairings this evening. Michigan St at Duke headlines the 2016 ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Complete matchups via @JonRothstein … pic.twitter.com/OQNsxUQcmF— Chip Miller (@BLUEChip_Miller) May 23, 2016This will be the third meeting in as many seasons for the Spartans and Blue Devils. In November 2014, they clashed in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis before squaring off again at the Final Four in the same city in April 2015. Duke owns the overall lead in the series, 10-2, with MSU last registering a victory in the Sweet 16 of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.Indiana leads the all-time series against North Carolina, 8-6, but the Tar Heels thrashed the Hoosiers 101-86 in the Sweet 16 in Philadelphia in March. The last time these two teams met in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Hoosiers blasted the Heels, 83-59 in 2012. Besides these two games, Syracuse-Wisconsin, Notre Dame-Iowa, Virginia-Purdue and Louisville-Ohio State also look like intriguing matchups. No wonder this event is always entertaining year in and year out.last_img read more

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Longview Coal Terminal Project Hits Hurdle

first_imgzoom US-based terminal operator Millennium Bulk Terminals has encountered an obstacle in its plans to construct and operate the largest coal export terminal in North America as it was denied a water quality permit for the project.The Washington Department of Ecology denied the permit because the coal export terminal near Longview “would have caused significant and unavoidable harm to nine environmental areas.” These areas include air quality, vehicle traffic, vessel traffic, rail capacity, rail safety, noise pollution, social and community resources, cultural resources, and tribal resources.“After extensive study and deliberation, I am denying Millennium’s proposed coal export project,” Maia Bellon, Ecology Director, said, adding that there are “too many unavoidable and negative environmental impacts for the project to move forward.”Some of the environmental impacts from building the coal terminal would have included filling 24 acres of wetlands, dredging 41.5 acres of the Columbia riverbed, installing 537 pilings in the river for a new trestle and docks, according to the Department of Ecology.This complex project, if built, would have moved 44 million metric tons of coal annually. Coal would have been piled eight stories high and 50 football fields wide at the site.To carry coal overseas, 1,680 new vessel transits would have been added to the Columbia River, accounting for a quarter of all traffic on the river.Millennium needed the state’s water quality certification under the federal Clean Water Act before it could fill wetlands and dredge the riverbed.The company has the option to appeal Ecology’s decision to the state Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office.last_img read more

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SHAWN MENDES CALLS OUT ROLLING STONE PROFILE SOMETIMES THE POSITIVE SIDE OF

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter On Twitter, Mendes pushed back on how his quotes were portrayed in the article, suggesting that the writer focused on the negative.Of course i have my insecurities and struggles but that’s just one part of me. Sometimes the positive side of a story doesn’t always get fully told and I wish it had here. I love what i do and i love you guys so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dmIHCtFc7z— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) November 26, 2018As for his relationship with Baldwin, who recently got married to Justin Bieber, the singer reveals that they had been something more than friends.“I don’t even wanna put a title on it. I think it was more of a zone of limbo,” Mendes says. “I texted Hailey [after her engagement], ‘Congratulations,’ and I really am happy for them. She’s still one of the f**king coolest people ever — she’s not just a beautiful person visually but she’s one of the most beautiful hearts I’ve ever met.” Canadian singer Shawn Mendes often feels like he has to prove he’s straight, even though he knows there’s nothing wrong with being gay.But the 20-year-old is now calling out his depiction in a candid new interview with Rolling Stone in which he opens up about his sexuality, as well as his past relationship with Hailey Baldwin.“In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone — like a girl — in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay,” Mendes admits. “Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me.”Addressing the speculation surrounding his sexuality online, Mendes adds, “I thought, ‘You f**king guys are so lucky I’m not actually gay and terrified of coming out.’ That’s something that kills people. That’s how sensitive it is. Do you like the songs? Do you like me? Who cares if I’m gay?” Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Photo: Ruven Afanador for Rolling Stonelast_img read more

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Algonquin chief to reject post father

first_imgBarriere Lake, Que. — The newly acclaimed chief of a small northern Algonquin community is expected to reject the position later today in protest over Indian Affairs’ decision to impose a band council under rarely used Indian Act powers, his father claims.Casey Ratt was acclaimed as chief of Barriere Lake this morning, according to the electoral officer hired by Indian Affairs to run the band election.Ratt’s father, Sever Ratt, told APTN National News this morning that his son would not accept the position. If Ratt rejects the position, it will undercut the legitimacy of the remaining band council who were also acclaimed this morning. Ratt had opposed the imposition of an Indian Act secret ballot band election imposed by the department to replace the community’s traditional mode of selecting leaders. Another community member who had worked with Ratt to stop the election of a  band council said the new chief was expected to reject the post.“He mentioned he had been nominated last week and he was supposed to decline that publicly or in writing,” said Tony Wawati.Wawati said he believed the community planned to continue fighting Indian Affairs to preserve their customary leadership selection process.“(Indian Affairs) pulled a fast one on us,” he said. Casey Ratt could not be immediately reached for comment. An attempt Thursday by Indian Affairs to set up a nomination poll was blocked by community members who turned electoral officer Bob Norton away for a second time.Norton said Friday morning that the new chief and band council had been acclaimed to their posts based on nominations handed to him over the past several weeks.Norton said Ratt was acclaimed as chief, along with councillors Anita Decoursey, Chad Thusky, Steve Wawati and Hector Jerome.Norton said all were nominated by at least two people.Norton said the results could be appealed to the deputy minister on grounds of corruption or faulty process.He also said that if two of the five quit it would force a by-election.Long plagued by internal divisions, warring factions within the community seemed to have formed a united front against the department’s attempt to abolish Barriere Lake’s traditional leadership selection process and impose an Indian Act band council.Former Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl invoked rarely used powers under the Indian Act to abolish the community’s customary leadership selection code called Blazing.Strahl demanded the band use secret ballot voting to select their council in an attempt to end a power-struggle within the community.Barriere Lake’s custom code was based on the community approving or rejecting of candidates selected by an elders council.Ratt had recently signed a letter along with former chief Jean-Maurice Matchewan rejecting the imposition of an Indian Act band council.“The Algonquins of Barriere Lake are united in their fervent opposition to the minister-imposed band council elections,” sated the July 18 letter to Strahl.Barriere Lake, one of the poorest First Nations communities in Canada, sits about 300 kilometres north of Ottawa. APTN National Newslast_img read more

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Foreign affairs minister lay on floor of PMs office after USMCA was

first_imgTORONTO – After more than a year of leading intense trade negotiations with the United States and Mexico, the first thing Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland did when the new agreement was reached was lay on the floor of the prime minister’s office.“I did. That is true,” she said Tuesday during a talk at the Fortune Global Forum in Toronto.Freeland agreed that her reaction was due to exhaustion and just the thrill of the tumultuous 14-month process finally being over.The new trilateral pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, commonly referred to as USMCA, was reached at the 11th hour on Sept. 30 and sets to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement.The negotiations were tense, with U.S. President Donald Trump threatening on a number of occasions that his country would withdraw from NAFTA altogether.Freeland told a room of Canadian and foreign business leaders that the talks between the three countries had many “moments of drama,” which she had anticipated from the start.“Trade negotiations are this odd thing. On the one hand, they can be incredibly technical about really, really specific technical issues,” she said. “And on the other hand, they’re punctuated by these very dramatic moments … drama is par for the course.”When asked about Trump’s personal attack on her during the process, and dealing with his negotiation strategy, she and her team responded in the Canadian way.“For us, our approach was to always be polite. We tried to always be friendly. That is always our national way. We believe strongly in using fact-based arguments and we did that, but to know what your bottom lines are and to stand firm in defence of the national interest,” said Freeland.“We were absolutely clear about that and ultimately that was understood.”Despite efforts from U.S. negotiators, Canada fought hard to keep Chapter 19 — a key provision that gives independent panels the ability to resolve disputes involving companies and governments, as well as Chapter 20, the government-to-government dispute settlement mechanism.She said Canada did not waver during the talks, and that she felt supported by Canadians for staying steadfast.Freeland recalled being stopped and hugged by a stranger at the grocery store and how at another time a fellow passenger tried give her a business seat during a flight back from Washington.“People were just so nice,” she said. “But what I would call Canadian nice: resolute and nice. And that was really important.”Although it’s been reached, the USMCA deal still faces a number of hurdles before it’s officially finalized.On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg News that U.S. Congress won’t approve the renegotiated deal this year.“There’s no question this will be on the top of the agenda” next year, he told the news agency.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.last_img read more

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Dissecting Week Two of the NFL Playoffs

Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings  Tony Romo finally dismissed all of his critics after he won his first playoff game against the Cowboys’ division rival Philadelphia Eagles. But can Romo continue his recent success against his childhood idol Brett Favre?The Cowboys are actually the only team remaining in the playoffs that has no players on injury reserve. Wade Phillips’ squad has never played so well under his tenure and his defense has been hitting on all cylinders. The Vikings didn’t persuade Brett Favre to get off his tractor to simply guide the team to the playoffs. The front office believed that with their elite defense and All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson, Favre was the missing piece to their hopes of a Super Bowl title.But the question revolving around Favre is, which quarterback will show up on Saturday? The gunslinging, reckless quarterback that haunted the Packers in his recent playoff games and in his stint with the New York Jets, or the game manager that he has been in most of his Viking games? Even though the Cowboys are riding into this contest with an overwhelming amount of confidence and momentum, the Vikings’ dominant defensive line should be able to hold Romo in check as Favre directs his new team into the NFC Championship game. Pick: Minnesota Vikings Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints New Orleans will host a meeting this weekend that has the potential to break playoff offensive records. Arizona’s offense looked nearly unstoppable in its overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers. The 38-year-old rejuvenated quarterback Kurt Warner looks poised to possibly make another playoff run to the Super Bowl as his team is playing its best football at the end of the season, just like last year. The Saints averaged 31.9 points and more than 400 yards of total offense per game this season, led by their All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees. New Orleans’ offense is so lethal because of the its array of wide receivers and three solid running backs. Playing in the Superdome in front of the Saints’ faithful should be a vital factor in Sunday’s contest. The Cardinals might be coming off of a record offensive showing in Arizona last weekend, but the Saints will counter-balance with a rested and superior offense of their own. Pick: New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore RavensThe Indianapolis Colts could have finished the regular season undefeated, but coach Jim Caldwell wanted to rest his starters for the playoffs. Now after finishing the season at 14-2, the Colts feel that most critics have jumped off their bandwagon as Super Bowl favorites. Coming off of his NFL-record fourth MVP season, Peyton Manning will look to guide the Colts to their second championship in four years. Manning possesses an ample amount of offensive weapons, including his No. 1 receiver Reggie Wayne and tight end Dallas Clark.      The Ravens ran the ball effectively in wild card weekend to decisively dismantle the New England Patriots at Foxboro. Their defense that tormented Tom Brady last Sunday will look to try to confuse the Colts’ signal-caller. Even though the Ravens held an early, overbearing lead against the Patriots last week, quarterback Joe Flacco looked completely flat on the field. Indianapolis is under a great amount of pressure to win this playoff game after the decision to rest its marquee players and halt their near record-breaking momentum. While rust tends to tie in with extensive rest, the Colts should able to overcome this detriment and capitalize on their experience to win in Indianapolis.  Pick: Indianapolis Colts New York Jets vs. San Diego ChargersThe Chargers are riding an 11-game winning streak and look to potentially have a strong run in the playoffs. Quarterback Phillip Rivers, known as one of the toughest and most competitive players in the NFL, has blossomed into one of the marquee quarterbacks in the league. San Diego’s roster is stockpiled with playoff veterans such as LaDainian Tomlinson, who might have his last opportunity to reach a Super Bowl with the Chargers this year. Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez played a nearly perfect game at Cincinnati last weekend and hasn’t turned the ball over in his past three contests. Cornerback Darrelle Revis blanketed star wide receiver Chad Ochocinco at Cincinnati; so don’t expect Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson to do anything special this Sunday. The Jets have had an impressive roller coaster-ride of a season as they weathered the slumps of their rookie quarterback. But the Chargers simply have too much talent and veteran experience to slip in their first playoff contest. Pick: San Diego Chargers read more

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Celtic defender praises fans for clubs victory

first_imgCeltic defender Filip Benkovic has heaped praises on the club’s supporters following their 2-1 win against RB Leipzig on Thursday night.After suffering a disappointing defeat away in Germany, the Scottish champions needed a victory against the Bundesliga club to stand any chance of making it into the second round of the competition and the team duly delivered.The on-loan Leicester City defender relished the atmosphere at Celtic Park on Thursday night and revealed that manager, Brendan Rodgers urged the players not to be afraid of the pressure of what was a must-win game but to embrace it.“The manager told us before the game that if we believed in ourselves we would get the result,” said Benkovic, according to Evening Times.“He told us not to worry about the pressure but to go and play our own game. He said if we did that we could get all three points and he was right. We didn’t feel pressure. We just felt that we wanted to do our best and show how we can play.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Coming out onto the pitch it felt that the stadium was on fire. All those people, it felt like they gave us wings. It was very good.“When I played for Dinamo Zagreb it was a different situation because there were some political problems and so many fans stayed away. But the experience at Parkhead on Thursday….every player would want to have been part of this.“The memory of it will live with me forever and I want to enjoy as many of them as I can.”last_img read more

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