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first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces This post is an excerpt from Rana Sobhany‘s new book, Mobilize: Strategies for Success from the Frontlines of the App Revolution. Mobilize walks developers through the positioning, marketing and outreach needed to create successful apps. In her opening chapter, Sobhany follows the history of the app store phenomenon from its early days through the successes, failures, loopholes, and overhauls that have shaped the multi-million dollar industry.The App Store will continue to evolve, and participants in this new economy must continuously reevaluate and refine their relationship with the platform. Gone are the days of cheating one’s way through the App Store. In order to create a sustainable platform, we must document and memorialize the best practices that will serve as a guide and template for ensuring high quality on the store. While we can get crafty with our marketing campaigns and techniques, there must be a basal level of understanding for which acceptable practices will be moving forward. As with all good retail, there are certain rules fundamental to establishing a presence in the App Store. Here are some of those rules. Rule 1: Remember the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility “Diminishing marginal utility” is a law of economics stating that as a person increases consumption of a particular product, while keeping consumption of other products constant, there is a decline in the marginal utility that person derives from consuming each additional unit of that product. As a co-founder of Medialets, the largest in-application analytics and advertising platform, Rana Sobhany has been deeply involved in the successful design and implementation of comprehensive application marketing campaigns for products across the mobile industry, including iPhone, and was among the first to promote app marketing as a discrete practice. She has coached mobile application developers at every level: individual developers; independent development shops; creative and media buying agencies; and large, venture-backed application firms. Rana is a frequent speaker at mobile and technology conferences, helping educate developers about how best to develop and market their products for the iPhone and iPad ecosystems. Tags:#apps#mobile guest author 1 This concept boils down to a simple idea: something is only as valuable as what you are willing to pay for it. Thereby, apps are only worth as much as users are willing to pay for them at the time of purchase. A great example this concept executed poorly is the newspaper industry. The high-level concept of news is that information is very timely, valuable, and accurate. Yet most newspaper content costs less than a dollar to purchase in physical format, and it is absolutely free in digital format. This makes absolutely no sense from a pricing standpoint. If this content is valuable, then users will be willing to pay for it. As it relates to your app, if you as the decision maker train your customers via pricing strategy that your content is a valuable commodity, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Inversely, no one wants to participate in content that’s not viewed as valuable, even if it’s only for entertainment purposes. Marketing your applications well may merit a higher price point, thus increasing the perceived quality of your app and leveling the playing field between you and big-name, big-budget publishers. Every developer is an indie developer in the App Store. Everyone is going through the exact same thing. Electronic Arts values its games at $9.99. Why can’t you. Rule 2: Don’t Spam . . . Unless It’s Helpful Many observers say that Apple’s App Store download figures and application counts are inflated due to a large number of generally useless applications. This is troubling and devalues the benefits having a closed environment brings. However, moderation of applications via the App Store approval process has inevitably filtered out many of the “test” applications developers are building and attempting to distribute just to say they have an app on the store. Which brings us to spam. Anytime a developer attempts to game the system in order to advance in the App Store rankings, it is referred to as “spamming.” Spamming techniques have been around since the beginning of the App Store, beginning with the exploitation of naming conventions. And in an effort to drive revenues simply by sheer volume in the App Store, some developers have created thousands and thousands of lightweight shells of applications populated with basic or low-value content, and flooded the market in hopes of tricking a few thousand customers into buying them for $0.99. To put it lightly, this is not a recommended way to market applications. Apple has started to crack down on this type of behavior. On multiple occasions it has banned developers who abused the App Store platform in this way, eradicating thousands of “filler” applications. But there’s a lot we can learn from the spam techniques tested by others that caused users to respond positively.The beauty of a digital distribution system like the App Store is that developers can test pricing, colors, marketing copy, and all other types of branding to determine what users like. Be sure to include this type of A/B testing–comparing your core message with variants to see which works best–when you are launching your application, especially if you think there may be fragmentation in your user base and target audience. Knowing what your audience wants will help you learn how to best present your application to it in the most appealing way possible. Rule 3: Avoid Update Fatigue In previous iterations of the App Store, updating your application was grounds for reentering the “What’s New” list, but not anymore.This was a very popular spam technique, but then Apple spotted this trick and quickly changed its mechanisms around app updates. Software engineers tend to be compulsive updaters of their software, but don’t assume that consumers are like you. Many users don’t know what those red numbers sitting next to the App Store icon on their phone mean, let alone on their desktop version of iTunes. Update only when you need to update. Otherwise you may alienate your core customers. Rule 4: Don’t Necessarily Blame Apple When Things Go Wrong It seems that the first response developers have when they encounter challenges, no matter what they may be, is to blame Apple. Although Apple has certainly contributed to frustration in some regards, developers have made Apple the scapegoat. This doesn’t benefit developers who ultimately need Apple to provide the platform that has made them so successful. Developers are constantly getting entangled in the minutiae of their day-to-day experience with the inefficient vagaries of the App Store and neglecting to think about the big picture. Taking a step back, we need to think about the rest of the world and how it perceives the marketplace offering a selection of software to choose from. “Average consumers could care less if iPhone developers are unhappy,” says Brian Chen. Yet Apple has incentive to keep a basal level of peace among iPhone developers. The worst possible outcome for Apple would be a developer revolt leading to a mass exodus of famous developers providing killer apps to competing smartphone platforms while boycotting Apple’s [he warns]. I highly doubt this will happen, but Apple must be aware there’s something broken in its system that could lead to epic consequences if unaddressed. The first aspect of this rule is that it’s not Apple’s fault that developers hate the App Store. It seems like every day there’s another story about a developer who feels personally persecuted by the App Store’s policies. Apple’s Phil Schiller, senior vice president of Marketing, has on two occasions addressed this: once when he reached out to prominent Apple blogger John Gruber via email to discuss the decision Apple made in removing a dictionary application from the App Store that contained “objectionable content” in August 2009; and a second time when he went to the press directly to talk about the App Store’s approval process in a one-on-one interview with Business Week’s Arik Hesseldahl in November 2009. Chen theorizes: Phil Schiller’s outreach is hardly a direct solution for Apple’s communication problem, but it’s a positive sign that Apple is even making the slightest effort to publicly communicate its approval process. It suggests the company is aware that it needs to do something to maintain positive relations with developers, and knowing that Jobs isn’t the type to sit around and twiddle his thumbs, there must be a larger solution in the works.And some of the problems are simply the result of the App Store growing so big, so fast. Once again, keep in mind that Apple could never have predicted the level of popularity the store would achieve in such a short period of time. In order to launch the App Store as scheduled, Apple created a subsection of the existing iTunes Music Store and leveraged existing technology to support the App Store.This distribution system wasn’t custom built to accommodate applications, and even two years later many of the basic problems have not been addressed. For example, consumers “gift” applications to one another. Previously, there was an ad-hoc promo code system that was slapped together to enable developers to distribute their apps to the media and other relevant parties. Changes like this indicate signs that Apple is working on correcting the challenges for developers. There have, however, been numerous problems with redeeming promo codes for applications. And Beta testers will inevitably encounter problems with accessing popular apps if they’ve recently acquired a new phone or upgraded to a newer model. There is a one hundred-UDID (unique device identifier) limit to beta testing applications, and once you’ve hit that, that’s it. Early on in iTunes, there was a similar problem on the music side. When users reformatted their computers or bought a new one, the authorization of their new machine would count toward the five computers allowed to play back the purchased content. Apple resolved this – somewhat – by enabling users to purge authorizations once a year and manually reauthorize the machines they wanted to give access to. Apple has gotten smarter about the App Store, but the App Store still isn’t perfect. It will improve as Apple begins to get its head wrapped around the needs and desires of each constituency represented on the platform. Excerpted from MOBILIZE, by Rana June Sobhany. Copyright © 2011 by Rana June Sobhany. Published and reprinted with permission from Vanguard Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group. All rights reserved.App screenshots by dougbelshaw Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

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first_imgWe take a look behind the scenes at how a Sundance Award-winning filmmaker shoots dynamic, one-take short films.All images via Jim Cummings.We sat down and chatted with the talented and funny Jim Cummings, whose short film “Thunder Road” won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (as well as jury awards at SXSW and several other festivals around the world) and has been called one of the greatest short films of all time.Cummings, along with Dustin Hahn and several other collaborators, has spent the last several years perfecting the art of the one-shot, one-take short film with ten different award-winning iterations.In addition to talking about Cummings’s upcoming journey to turn Thunder Road into a feature film (check out their Kickstarter), we asked for some actionable production advice on how to film festival-friendly, one-take short films. Here are some practical tips for filming dynamic and creative one-take shorts.Book a Full DayFor Thunder Road, we did six takes – two of them we had to stop because people laughed – which is about standard. Others we’d do as many as 12 or 18 because they were longer. We found it worked best when we’d shoot several takes in the morning, find our best one and review it over lunch – then spend the rest of the day trying to see if we could top it.While it may seem easier to film one-take shorts (or at least edit them), it certainly takes a great deal of time, resources, and talent to execute. For Cummings and his teams, filming even the shortest one-take film would typically require one full day of production.Marks for Cameras and Actors Are KeyMarks are key for one-take sequences. We’d start making marks and blocking out actions early in the writing process. Not only do you need them for your actors and actions, but also for your camera moves so that you can set lighting and focus.When you watch Cummings’s films, you’ll likely notice a lot of movement and action. These aren’t arbitrary — his films are tightly scripted and choreographed for both the actors and the camera. A feeling of controlled chaos comes across as you watch characters in the throes of mental breakdowns, life-changing moments, and personal revelations.If a Cup Falls, Pick It UpWhile we had a tight script and carefully laid out blocking, we also told actors that if, in the scene, a cup dropped to pick it up. Don’t assume we’re going to cut for anything. Which was really helpful for cast and crew to stay in the moment and be ready at every second for every take.Cummings is quick to point out how each film lets the actors bring it to life. In shorts like It’s Alright, It’s OK (which you can watch here) and The Robbery (which you can watch here), the camera very intently focuses in on the actors, who seem to organically stumble through the scene, running into people and knocking them over — all while engrossed in their characters.It Takes All Types of Audio Recording TricksOn Thunder Road, we had a boom mic overhead for recording audio. However, because the film starts so wide, we also had to hide a lav mic in my tie which is what recorded the majority of the audio for the first 6 minutes until the shot could get tight enough for the boom to come in.Even in a quiet indoor setting with subtle camera moves, capturing audio in a one-take short can be extremely difficult and require several different approaches, as Cummings reveals for Thunder Road. Along with adding echo to the lav mic audio and mixing it with the boom, Cummings also had to record DIY-ADR using a Zoom H2 while dancing around his apartment to match the energy and movements.Get Creative with LightingOne of the most fun films we did was called The Stop, which had us rig up a whole car set-up in the desert for some characters about to begin a drug-induced hallucinatory trip. We had to get very creative with some of the effects like cop car lights, to self-lighting lamps and even a glowing dragon.Lighting is an issue on all sets, but it is especially problematic when you can’t stop and move your lights around. One-take sequences, like you see in The Stop (which you can watch here on Fullscreen), are a good example of how to find ways to make creative use of light panels, ultra-violet lights, and paints to keep the lighting compelling.last_img read more

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first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said every household of the State would have power connection by 2018 end. He said the government had now shifted its focus to provide quality (adequate voltage) power supply. Recently, at the Energy Ministers’ conference in New Delhi, even the Centre had appreciated Bihar Energy department’s initiative to file zero tariff petitions. “Every household of the State will be provided electric connection by the end of 2018… now the State government has shifted its focus to provide quality power supply,” said Mr. Kumar while addressing a function organised by the Energy department in Patna.Franchisee systemHe laid foundation stone for various schemes of the department. He said the 633 unelectrified villages would be electrified by December 2017. The Bihar Chief Minister expressed his displeasure over the franchisee model of power distribution. “In my opinion the functioning of franchisee is bekaar [futile]…. the State government’s intention is to get rid of the franchisee [system] as the electrification of some of the villages could not be completed because of the franchisee system,” rued Mr. Kumar. Appealing to the people to “conserve power,” he asked officials to start a campaign in this regard. Dig at PMMr. Kumar also took a dig at the Prime Minister for asking people repeatedly during last election campaigns in Bihar about power. “Mr. Modi used to ask people Bijali aayee…Bijali aayaee? [has power come?]… at Samastipur, people said haan aayee [yes, it has come]… but, after election when he visited Bihar he appreciated the State’s steps in power sector,” said Mr. Kumar.Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav too said that “the Prime Minister now would not ask people bijali aayee… bijali aayee?… in recent years Bihar has taken a leap forward in power sector.”last_img read more

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first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next LATEST STORIES Jayson David. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian caught fire from beyond the arc and buried Letran, 95-64, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Playing their best game this season, the Golden Stags were scorching from downtown, shooting 16 triples off 37 shots to sink the Knights and grab a leas as big 33, 87-54, courtesy of a Kevin Baytan.ADVERTISEMENT Initial tests reveal no fracture on Galanza’s injured ankle The Golden Stags forced themselves on a tie for the third spot with JRU with their identical 7-6 card.Letran, meanwhile, could not keep up with San Sebastian’s blistering shooting as it saw its two-game winning streak snapped to slide down to fifth with its even 7-7 record.Bong Quinto topped the Knights with 14 points and six rebounds, while Jerrick Balanza had 13 markers and five boards.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 95 – David 17, Bulanadi 16, Calisaan 13, Gayosa 9, Costelo 6, Navarro 6, Are 6, Capobres 4, Mercado 4, Calma 3, Ilagan 3, Baytan 3, Valdez 3, Baetiong 2, Quipse 0.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters 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 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LETRAN 64 – Quinto 14, Balanza 13, Calvo 7, Mandreza 7, Nambatac 6, Gedaria 4, Taladua 4, Balagasay 3, Vacaro 3, Pascual 2, Caralipio 1, Bernabe 0.Quarters: 25-11, 45-38, 69-47, 95-64. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Our team is really like this, we live and die with the three-points. Good thing that our shots went in, and at 42-percent, it’s high. But I guess they’re improving a lot and let’s give the credit to our guys. This is because of their work in practice. They practice hard and they do extra effort  to do shooting every day,” said coach Egay Macaraya.Jayson David led San Sebastian with 17 points, powered by three treys, on top of five rebounds, three assists, four steals, and a block.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 shutoutAllyn Bulanadi also got 16 markers off his 3-of-7 shooting from rainbow country, to go with four assists and three boards, while Michael Calisaan got 13 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Stags.It was still a close game early in the third period with San Sebastian holding a 49-41 lead when it turned on the jets and staged the deciding 17-0 tear, capped off by a Bulanadi trey for 66-41 lead en route to the blowout. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgThe Air Canada enRoute Film Festival finalists have been selected for the festival’s special 10-year anniversary. Award categories include Best Short Film, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Animation, and Achievement in Documentary.The 2016 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Award Nominees are:Clouds of Autumn – Trevor Mack and Matthew Taylor Blais, BCThe Constant Refugee – Derrick O’Toole, PC Barfoot and Leila Almaway, ONFeathers – Hands on Deck, ONFrench Kiss at the Sugar Shack – Emmanuelle Lacombe, QCRobeth – Kevin T. Landry, QCAchievement Award winners will receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, courtesy of Air Canada. The winner of Best Short Film will also receive a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of presenting sponsor, Cineplex Entertainment. Advertisement Facebook “This year marks the festival’s 10th anniversary and what makes it so exceptional is that for the first time we’ve taken the festival truly coast to coast adding more cities and helping to boost awareness of our incredibly talented emerging Canadian filmmakers,” said Andrew Shibata, Managing Director, Brand at Air Canada. “I look forward to a continued growth of the festival and discovering new ways we can help highlight Canadian content creators.”A free public screening of the nominated short films will take place in Montreal on Monday, November 14 at the Phi Centre (407 Rue Saint-Pierre) beginning at 7:30 p.m. and in Toronto on Thursday, November 17 at Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (259 Richmond Street West) at 7 p.m.A private awards celebration hosted by Etalk Reporter, Liz Trinnear, will take place at The Fifth Social Club (225 Richmond Street West) immediately after the public screening in Toronto.Also new this year and exclusively for film students, an intimate conversation with acclaimed filmmaker, Matt Johnson, presented by VICELAND will be hosted on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at VICE Canada (78 Mowat Avenue, Toronto).This year’s finalists were selected by a special jury composed of actors, directors and animators who have all held positions on the jury in previous years for the 10th year anniversary of the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival. The jury is led by Patricia Rozema (director) and includes (in alphabetical order):Caitlin Durlak (director and Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Best Short Film Winner 2015)Chris Landreth (animator)Jason Priestley (actor)Jennifer Baichwal (director)Karine Vanasse (actor)Sarah Gadon (actor)Stephen Dunn (director and Air Canada enRoute Film Festival alumnus)The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival supporters include Cineplex Entertainment, TELUS Optik Local / STORYHIVE, Sterling Wines, CTV’s Etalk, Spafax, Entertainment One, VICELAND, Telefilm Canada, Directors Guild of Canada, William F. White International Inc., National Film Board of Canada and Hot Docs.For news on the festival and film profiles, please visit www.enroutefilm.com.Twitter:          @enRoutemag and @AirCanadaFacebook:      enRoute magazine and Air CanadaInstagram:     enroutemag and aircanadaPinterest:       enRoute Magazine and aircanadaHashtag:        #enRouteFilm16About Air Canada’s enRoute In-Flight Entertainment:Air Canada enRoute Inflight Entertainment offers over 600 hours of on-demand entertainment available free of charge at the touch of a finger. Its gate-to-gate in-flight entertainment programming features up to 150 movies in all genres, including the latest Hollywood and independent titles produced locally and internationally in more than 20 languages, up to 200 TV shows including the most popular TV series, interesting documentaries and our very own ACTV channel, over 100 albums and playlists in all musical genres and entertaining and informative audio books and podcasts. Air Canada enRoute In-Flight Entertainment is programmed by Spafax, one of the world’s leading custom publishers and providers of in-flight media, with offices in fourteen cities around the world. The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival is produced by Bookmark, the global content and communications company and one of the leading providers of content solutions in the form of content marketing, experiences and brand alliances. Spafax and Bookmark are part of the #1 agency network in the world: WPP. http://enroute.aircanada.com/About Air Canada:Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2015 served more than 41 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 54 in the United States and 90 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,330 airports in 192 countries.  Air Canada rewards its most loyal customers through its top tier recognition program, Altitude, that offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Executive Class, complementing their membership in Aeroplan, Canada’s premier loyalty program, which provides numerous ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 travel and retail partners.Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  According to the 2015 Canadian Business Travel Survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, Air Canada was the preferred airline for more than 80 percent of frequent business travellers in Canada.  In 2014, readers of Global Traveler magazine again voted Air Canada “Best Airline in North America,” the readers of Business Traveler voted Air Canada “Best North American Airline for International Travel” and “Best North America Airline Inflight Experience,” and the readers of Premier Traveler voted Air Canada “Best Flight Attendants in North America.”  For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook. 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first_imgSupporters of the pipeline project are scheduled to host their own rally in downtown Vancouver this afternoon.A B.C. Supreme Court judge granted Kinder Morgan an interim injunction Friday aimed at preventing anti-pipeline activists from protesting construction at two terminals in Burnaby.The injunction restricts protesters from coming within 50 metres of the facilities until Wednesday, when a hearing on the matter will continue.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) BURNABY, B.C. – Indigenous leaders and environmentalists beat drums and sang as they protested Kinder Morgan’s $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline in southern B.C. Saturday morning.Members of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations, who led the rally and march in Burnaby, say they want to send a message to government, the company and investors that they do not have consent to twin the existing pipeline.The Trans Mountain pipeline is set to increase the capacity of oil products flowing from Alberta to the B.C. coast to 890,000 barrels from 300,000 barrels.last_img read more

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OSU junior forward Christian Soldat (13) dribbles the ball during a game against Rutgers on Nov. 13 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 4-0. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorAfter garnering the No. 9 overall seed in the NCAA tournament and having a first-round bye, the Ohio State men’s soccer team will finally get back out on the pitch against Dayton on Sunday in the second round at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes claimed their fourth regular-season Big Ten title in program history in the final game of the regular season against Michigan. They could not add a Big Ten tournament title to their trophy case however, as the Scarlet and Gray fell to Maryland in the championship game.“Maryland gave us a really physical game that we weren’t really expecting from them after we played them the first time,” junior defender and co-captain Tyler Kidwell said.Despite OSU’s loss, the Buckeyes will be returning to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row to try and beat Dayton for the second time this season.The Scarlet and Gray defeated the Flyers on Sept. 25 in a 2-0 game. Although the Buckeyes have already topped Dayton, OSU knows it cannot take its one win lightly.“We have a psychological advantage having beaten them already this season, but we can’t take anything for granted,” senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle said. “It’s going to be tough because it’s tournament time. Anything could happen.”Coach John Bluem said it could be difficult to beat a team the second time around because the opposing team is coming in with a greater motivation to be better than the first time.“This is the NCAA tournament. It’s almost like a new season in a different season,” Bluem said. “I think you throw that first game out. Our guys are just looking forward to playing in the NCAA tournament again. They’re excited about it and they are ready to go.”The Buckeyes are expecting the Flyers to come out with intensity and physicality because Dayton will be seeking revenge.The Scarlet and Gray plan to focus mentally and work on their physicality heading into Sunday’s match.“NCAA tournament games are always more physical than the rest because it’s win or go home,” Kidwell said.Senior midfielder and co-captain Zach Mason echoed his teammate, but he said the team the Flyers faced in September is completely different from the one that will be stepping inside the lines on Sunday. “The season is on the line for both of us, so we’re going to come in ready to fight and win the game,” Mason said. “We did well earlier this year against them, so we’re going to know what to do. We’ve really grown since our first game, so we’re excited about our opportunity.”Dayton’s first-round victoryThe Flyers hosted Oakland in the first round of the NCAA tournament, where they defeated the Grizzlies 4-3 in penalty kicks after the game ended as a 2-2 double-overtime draw on Thursday night.Oakland scored in both the 8th and 23rd minutes of the game, giving it a 2-0 lead. However, the Flyers managed to score within the final 10 seconds of the first half, leaving the team down only one point.Dayton leveled the match in the 72nd minute, forcing the game to go into the overtimes. Neither team could convert in either overtime period, therefore moving the game to a penalty-kick shootout.Dayton came out on top in penalty kicks when Oakland could not manage to convert its final try.With the penalty-kick win, the Flyers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.Postseason reunionOSU goalkeeper Chris Froschauer has fortified the Buckeyes’ defense all season long, capturing the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year award. When the senior takes the field on Sunday, he will have a little extra motivation, as his opponent is very familiar.Froschauer spent three seasons in Dayton as the starting goalie for the Flyers before transferring to Columbus for his final collegiate campaign.“I figured if I wanted to take a chance somewhere else and do something, why not do it now,” Froschauer told The Lantern earlier in the season about the decision to transfer. “I get to play college soccer one time, so I went for it.”For the Buckeyes, Froschauer has started every game and currently leads the Big Ten in save percentage with .809, while having nine clean sheets to his credit. What’s nextThe winner between OSU and Dayton will move on to face the winner of Santa Clara and Stanford in the third round of the NCAA tournament. The game is scheduled to be played on either Nov. 28 or 29. read more

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first_imgBarcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara has admitted that he remains uncertain on where he will play his football next seasonThe Brazilian scored seven goals in 28 appearances for Barcelona during the 2016/17 season, but was absent in the latter part of the campaign with a knee injury and did not return to action until January.After seeing his opportunities at the Camp Nou diminish in his absence, Rafinha joined Inter Milan on loan for the second half of last season and finished the campaign with two goals in 17 Serie A appearances.But, despite the claims of both the 25-year-old and his father that he had offers, Inter ultimately chose to turn the down the chance to sign Rafinha on a permanent basis.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“If I knew my future, I promise I would say it,” said Rafinha on Mundo Deportivo.“Many things have come out and that is why I leave my people with my confidence to take these topics to me. I have spent a lot of good time at Inter and I would have loved to continue there, but I am a Barça player.”Rafinha is contracted to Barcelona until June 2020.last_img read more

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first_imgChristian Eriksen has faulted Republic of Ireland’s defensive approach for the barren draw in Copenhagen.Ireland failed to find the back of the net for the fourth game running in all competitions-the first time since May 1996 in a game dominated by the Danes.Eriksen who grabbed a hat-trick in a 5-1 win for Denmark in Dublin in last year’s World Cup qualification play-off feels Martin O’Neill’s team didn’t want to push forward.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“It was a difficult game to play,” Eriksen told Sky. “Ireland wasted a lot of time, they took their time on everything. They rarely went forward so it was difficult to break them down.“We only had a few chances but the chances were big enough for us to score and to finish the game off – but we didn’t. It was a lot of defending on their side and we were trying to attack against 11 players in their own half.“They played like this in every game we’ve played. In the second game in Ireland, they wanted to go forward but they knew what happened when they went forward so that’s why they were too scared to go forward. That’s something we’ve learned, that teams are scared to come here.”last_img read more

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first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 8, 2017 – Providenciales – An investigation is now launched into the informal complaint says TCI Hospitals in light of the TripAdvisor post by a guest who claims treatment lacked empathy at the facility after she was attacked by a robber while out jogging on Monday morning.PR Executive with the hospitals, Nikira John last night issued statement for the InterHealth Canada hospitals which said:  “TCI Hospital is aware of the unfortunate report posted via Trip Advisor by a robbery victim expressing dissatisfaction with the level of service provided at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. We value feedback from our patients to help us improve our service. Clinical staff members will be reminded to be more responsive to victims of crime as these types of cases escalate.”The hospital said it is prepared to put in place corrective measures for better service and apologized to woman for “the overall experience in Turks and Caicos Islands.”#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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