Syracuse loses season opener at Boston College, 5-1

first_imgSyracuse dropped its season-opener to No. 6 Boston College, 5-1, in Chestnut Hill, MA. The Orange has not won its first road game of the season since 2013. The Eagles opened the first period with a goal from Caitrin Lonergan. Less than two minutes later, SU made it a two-goal deficit when BC’s Lindsay Agnew scored. BC added onto its lead with two more goals in the second period from the Eagles’ Megan Keller and Daryl Watts. Makenna Newkirk led Boston College with three points, posting one goal and two assists.Syracuse’s lone goal came off of a power-play from Brooke Avery. Avery led the Orange with 14 goals last season. Last season, the Orange recorded its worst record since 2011-2012 when it went 13-21-2. SU will play its home opener when it takes on Mercyhurst on Friday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on October 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Caribbean woes continue at World Championships

first_imgMiller-Uibo stumbles close to finish lineThe current London World Championships continue  to very troubling to Caribbean athletes.  Overwhelming favorites Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson, both of Jamaica ran third and fifth in their respective 100 meters finals.On Wednesday, another overwhelming favorite, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, seemed to incur an injury in the final 15 meters of the 400 meters. Leading the race, she struggled to place fourth.The 400 meters finals had a surprise winner in Phyllis Francis of the USA in 49.02. Another pre-race favorite, the veteran Allyson Felix, also of the USA placed third in 50.08, while Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain was the surprising silver medalist in a time of 50.06 secs.The fact that no Caribbean athlete finished in the top three was very disheartening as the race had four Caribbean athletes. Along with Miller-Uibo, Jamaicans Shericka Jackson, Stephanie-Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills also faced the starter gun. The trio placed 5th, 6th and 8th respectively in the finals.Jackson registered 50.76 seconds, McPherson 50.86 and Williams-Mills 51.48.Coming into the home stretch of the race, it seemed it would be a certain gold for Miller-Uibo as she was some five meters ahead of Felix. However, with 15 or so meters to go the Rio Olympic champion stumbled as if injured, With Felix struggling to find her legendary burst to the finish line, Francis seized the advantage and grabbed first place and the gold medal.There was more disappointment for Jamaica when in the 200 meters Jamaican Yohan Blake ran third in his semi-final heat. He missed making the finals as he was the slowest of the third placed finishers in the semis. The other Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer ran eighth in his semi=final heats.A bright light for the Caribbean is that Trinidad and Tobago athlete Jereem Richards is in the 200 meters men finals to be run today. He looked very impressive in winning the semi-finals heat in which Blake ran third.last_img read more

Lee-Ann Johnstone: Affiliate Insider… Why all is at stake for affiliate leaders in 2018

first_img Share SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020 Lee-Ann JohnstoneFollowing a disruptive 2017, Lee-Ann Johnstone founder of Affiliate Insider details to SBC readers why 2018 is a make-or-break year for affiliate marketing and its growing set of stakeholders. Working with SBC Global, Johnstone has developed Affiliate Insider a joint-venture seeking to spearhead growth and development within industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition practices.__________________SBC: Hi Lee-Ann, you have been an industry executive in player acquisition for a number of years. Why have you decided to launch Affiliate Insider as your new venture?Lee-Ann Johnstone: The market was ripe for a differentiated platform that would help provide all partners operating in the affiliate ecosystem a chance to network, advertise, collaborate and most importantly promote revenue growth. The affiliate channel is made up of more than just an affiliate and operator domain. Technology, strategy (marketing agencies), regulatory, legal and financial companies now represent a key position in the development of this channel and support its development and growth.  Affiliate Insider will seek to collaborate with all vested parties in the affiliate space to promote skills development, build collaborative partnerships , offer in-depth insight from experts operating in this space , report on best practice guidelines and regulatory updates that provide tangible insights for affiliates to implement to improve their businesses and provide a diversified platform to promote affiliate and acquisition marketing growth.SBC: Put simply, 2017 has been a disruptive year for industry affiliate marketing. What has been your take on 2017 developments, and what should be prioritised by affiliates and stakeholders in 2018? LAJ: The market is maturing fast. There have been a few defining changes in regulatory and advertising guidelines which have caused negative reactions to the channel as a whole. The affiliate marketing channel (as a digital medium) will need to evolve and may look different in the future as participating stakeholders consider their options and realign their acquisition strategies. Terms, Pricing and Operations will be scrutinised and may adapt to these changes over time. Smaller affiliates who are new to the market will need to upscale fast and find the right support to do so.  Larger affiliates will look to commercialise their businesses or develop technologies that help cement their niche and invest in legitimising their businesses in order to one day sell. Operators may be looking at the impact of how a monopoly on traffic sources from all the recent M&A in the affiliate channel might affect their budget lines and remap their existing digital marketing and acquisition strategies. Networks and technology suppliers will seek to develop solutions for better policing of affiliate sites and provide more in-depth marketing data in relation to traffic sources and values in real time.  Across all areas, a focus on business and marketing skills development should be a massive focus to support additional revenue growth in this channel.SBC: Furthermore, in 2017 we have seen significant M&A in the affiliate sector. Is affiliate marketing becoming the domain of major networks, what type of impact will M&A have on innovation and marketing practices? LAJ: Nobody is going to want a monopoly of traffic sources for affiliation. The most positive result of the growing M&A in the affiliate channel has resulted in a focus on self-compliance by affiliates. Reason being – they want to ensure their businesses are prepared for a potential future sale. This is great for operators as it will ensure programme and advertising compliance in the process. Clever operators and those early adopters who want to engage to grow their affiliate programmes will invest in programmes offering training and development as well as look to provide mainstream business coaching support to help these small and mid-tier affiliates to really grow. The long tail will become just as important as the 80/20 rule which has previously governed affiliate management principles so far.  Smaller affiliates will get innovative, they’ll be looking to carve out a clear niche either by answering a consumer problem or creating innovative technology applications that can acquire and convert value customers to operator sites. SBC: What defined role do affiliates have to play in industry Social Responsibility? Are affiliate failures, simply due to rogue players, or does the nature of industry affiliate marketing lead to conflict? LAJ: Social Responsibility is split fairly down the middle by all stakeholders as both have an equal part to play in customer acquisition and marketing best practices. Operators have an onus to ensure their marketing literature is always updated, their staff are trained and knowledgeable on all industry best practice guides and regulations to operate efficiently in this symbiotic relationship.Affiliates have an onus to ensure they understand exactly what they can and can’t promote under the regulatory codes. They too have to ensure their staff are adequately informed about the rules and regulations of various programme terms and industry guidelines. Those that don’t follow these rulings or want to engage to develop best practices to overcome these issues within their businesses,  should reconsider their acquisition strategies and business values and stop promoting recklessly to avoid costly mistakes and rogue impacts on the channel as a whole. SBC: From an executive perspective, do you feel that industry leadership and wider stakeholders understand current affiliate marketing operations and practices? Are the issues witnessed between affiliate-operator-leadership driven by a lack of clarity and transparency? LAJ: At the moment I think that there is a general uncertainty in the marketplace about what the guidelines are, and who should be looking at improving them. Nobody quite knows how to manage this from operator, network and affiliate perspectives.  This is happening within the marketing channel as a whole, and its not specific to the iGaming/betting sector. Helen Southgate – Chair of the IAB Affiliate council recently wrote an open letter to the affiliate industry asking how we could all play a part in making the channel as a digital medium better. There has to be a deep emphasis on education, creating better standards, improving processes and revamping guidelines.  This would lead to better transparency and higher levels of growth which is beneficial to all stakeholders. The trick is to do just make a start. Govern what you do, and worry not about others. Ensure your relationships are watertight and that your own staff and marketing processes are compliant. Until there is a general consensus in the marketplace of how to evolve the channel to overcome these challenges this is a good place to start.SBC: From your experience, how would you implement a balanced operational framework between affiliates and operators. Can this ever be achieved, or are all stakeholders simply too vested in their own interests?LAJ: I believe the time is coming when we will all have to come together to build a balanced operational framework and there are a few stakeholders looking at how we could do this. Tom Galanis for one has been investigating the IGAA as a method to help promote best practice and compliance guidance for affiliates. Operators are investing more in training and development of staff and their affiliates (via educational events) to ensure that relations can run smooth and costly fines are avoided. Affiliates are self-regulating by creating their own compliance policies (www.whichbingo.com) for operators to see exactly how they operate and what they do to deliver traffic and quality business. Everyone seems to be making an effort to do their part and hopefully, as a collective whole we will be called to create a balance that is for the benefit of all. SBC: You will be presenting the ‘Affiliate Insider Bootcamp’ alongside the BOFCON 2018 conference, what do you want delegates to take away from this event?  LAJ: The bootcamp, aims in delivering digital insight and knowledge share to sports betting affiliates specifically who want to growth hack their business and establish a greater market share in 2018. Our speakers will be giving tangible insights on how to grow social communities, create content that converts and will stimulate traffic growth, create strategies to improve SEO and Link Building activities and consider emerging markets and technologies that will help promote their own commercial growth. This event will deliver a depth of content that will seek to provide active business coaching support to affiliates in attendance. Operators supporting and participating in this event will be able to network and meet affiliates who are serious about their businesses and looking to create better growth opportunities to grow their brands. There’ll be plenty to learn, great opportunities to network and collaborate to stimulate business growth as well as skills development. It’s an opportunity for those in the sports betting market  – that just shouldn’t be missed. ________________Lee-Ann Johnstone – Founder – Affiliate InsiderIf you want to be a part of our Affiliate Insider Bootcamp – contact: lj@affiliateinsider.com for more information. If you’re an affiliate and want to claim your FREE ticket – register at:http://sbcevents.com/aibootcamp/ StumbleUpon SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Submit Related Articles CEOs to share post-COVID-19 vision at industry’s biggest online conference March 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Dorian Washes Up Cocaine on Florida Beaches

first_imgHurricane Dorian apparently brought quite a surprise to some people walking along the beaches before and during the storm’s approach.Melbourne Police say a package containing a kilogram of cocaine washed ashore near Paradise Beach Park around the time the hurricane began impacting the east coast.A beachgoer found the drugs and pointed out what he thought was a “suspicious package” to a patrol officer who was monitoring the beach, according to Melbourne city spokeswoman Cheryl Mall. Tests confirmed the package contained cocaine.Last Friday, another beachgoer in Cocoa Beach, less than 20 miles away, found a duffel bag that contained 15 bricks, or kilograms, of cocaine, says Cocoa Beach Police Sergeant Manny Hernandez. He adds that one brick of cocaine can sell for more than $30,000.last_img read more

Green Light Given To 150-Acre Redevelopment Plan

first_imgBy Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – The township’s governing body unanimously approved an extensive 150-acre redevelopment plan for the famed Circus Liquors property along Route 35 earlier this week, paving the way for decreased densities and more control over any future development.The Circus Liquors Redevelopment Plan lays groundwork for smaller zoning permissions on the mostly vacant tract of land that stretches about a half-mile from Kanes Lane to Kings Highway East along Route 35 north.This new plan permits up to 400,000 square feet of commercial space and up to 400 townhomes on the site. That is a decrease compared to a 2009 court settlement that allowed for 610,000 square feet of retail space and 504 housing units.Middletown mayor Kevin Settembrino“Will that property be developed? It will be developed,” Mayor Kevin Settembrino said moments before his affirmative vote. “Are we taking steps to try to develop it as responsibly as possible and within as small of a footprint as possible? I think we are.”The next step is for the governing body to work on and sign a redevelopers’ agreement with the two prospective developers/contract purchasers for the Circus Liquors property – National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC) for the commercial portion and Toll Brothers for the residential. Both companies would still need to progress through formal site plan applications with the Middletown Township Planning Board, a process that township officials admitted could take months.But that’s not to say Middletown’s governing body favors development on this last real piece of major developable land along Route 35.“If it was up to me, we’d have a bunch of soccer fields on the property,” said Middletown Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore. “But I don’t own the property and the township doesn’t own the property. All we can do, from a township governing body respect, is zoning.”“Change happens…I think we all want the same thing. I don’t think any of you want anything different than I want here,” committeewoman Patricia Snell said.Township counsel Brian Nelson and township administrator Tony Mercantante both said Monday evening this reduced plan would help Middletown satisfy and shore up its affordable housing obligations. A Builder’s Remedy lawsuit could be filed if a settlement isn’t hashed out, Mercantante explained.“If this were to not happen, (affordable housing advocates) would have a lot of ammunition to say the town’s not doing the right thing,” he said. “We would lose complete control over the property and things could end up a lot worse.”Nearly 200 residents stuffed town hall Monday evening for a public hearing on the plan which lasted over five hours, into the wee morning hours Tuesday. More than 30 people, most of them in opposition, spoke on the record.Concerns about various aspects related to any future project-specific plan were aired, but Settembrino declined to comment on them and suggested any concerned homeowners bring those questions to the formal planning board meetings.One of the most talked about items was the traffic impact of any development to that section of Route 35. Middletown Township has hired a traffic expert to prepare a third-party traffic study of the nearby areas but it is still in a draft form and not publicly available.“Chapel Hill Road, Bamm Hollow Road, Red Hill Road – these are going to be filled with traffic all the time and that’s going to be a real problem,” said Robert Meyer.Elaine Lent, a parishioner at Old First Church, 69 Kings Highway, read a letter from the church’s leadership detailing major issues with increased traffic from a development.“The impact of the proposed development will have negative effects on our church site” and traffic “would produce a dangerous excess of cars on Kings Highway going past our church,” Lent said.Laura Patten, who lives in the Carriage Drive development off Kings Highway East, was worried about setbacks from her property line to the residential townhouse piece.“The last thing I want is people sitting in their living rooms, looking out their windows and looking into my backyard and into my neighbors’ backyards,” she said.Residents also challenged the actual proceedings leading up to Monday night’s meeting. Former township committeeman and Democratic candidate for office this year, Sean Byrnes, pushed the governing body to table the vote and hold public sessions with residents to discuss the traffic plans and concerns about the commercial and residential pieces.He questioned whether any legitimate issues brought up during the five-hour-long public comment session could be addressed.“I don’t think this process that’s been set up where you have all these people here tonight giving you comments realistically allows for those comments to go anywhere,” said Byrnes.The redevelopment plan designation is another chapter in the nearly 25-year saga involving these parcels. A 1994 “town center” plan proposed 1.7 million square feet of retail space and 425 housing units on the property. Township officials fought that project and eventually settled in court, reaching the former 610,000-square-foot, 504-unit zone parameters.This article was first published in the August 23-30, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

FUELED BY MONDAY CARRYOVER, FRIDAY’S TOTAL SANTA ANITA PICK SIX POOL REACHES $514,861; SEVEN WINNING TICKETS EACH WORTH $44,401

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2017)–With a carryover of $76,755 to shoot at, punters wagered $438,106 in “new” money Friday at Santa Anita, creating a total Pick Six pool of $514,861.  There were a total of seven winning tickets, each worth $44,401.With a nine-race card scheduled on Saturday, the Pick Six will start with race four.  Although there is no carryover in Santa Anita’s conventional Pick Six, there is a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $85,520.50 into Saturday.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Approximate post time for race four is at 2 p.m. PST.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $85,520.50 INTO SATURDAY’S NINE-RACE CARDlast_img read more

LGFA: ST EUNAN’S AND TERMON STARLETS ON TOP AT ULSTER U12 BLITZ

first_imgUP and coming girls’ footballers from Termon and St Eunan’s were tops in the Ulster Ladies Football Development Blitz at Garvaghey, Tyrone, on Saturday.The Donegal representatives defeated all the teams they met on the day – and drew with each other!  LGFA: ST EUNAN’S AND TERMON STARLETS ON TOP AT ULSTER U12 BLITZ was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by John2Share this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:St EunansTermonU12 girlslast_img read more

QPR 1-3 Reading: Highlights of Rangers’ defeat against the Royals

first_imgReading’s 3-1 win at Loftus Road is a setback for QPR in their bid for promotion and leaves them four points behind third-placed Burnley.See also:Bond bemoans Rangers’ poor defendingHoilett: Morrison can get QPR back on trackStuttering QPR beaten at home by ReadingQPR v Reading player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

WATCH: LeBron James rocks Manila for third time

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LeBron’s 3rd visit speaks of his love for hoops-crazy Philippines, says Alapag Read Next NBA Superstar LeBron James during his Nike Strive for Greatness Tour at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonNBA superstar LeBron James kept his promise and he delivered another show for his Filipino fans during his Strive for Greatness event Saturday night at Mall of Asia ArenaJust like his previous two visits here in 2013 and 2015, James joined an exhibition game between current and former national team players and thrilled the crowd with his electrifying dunks.ADVERTISEMENT The three-time NBA champion vowed to be back in Manila. Watch the highlights of his “Strive for Greatness” show here:LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time5.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony PLAY LIST 01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more