DeGale wins to retain European title

first_imgJames DeGale retained his European super-middleweight title with a unanimous points decision against Frenchman Hadillah Mohoumadi at Glow, Bluewater.Harlesden’s former Olympic champion picked his one-paced but persistent opponent off with eye-catching shots throughout, but had his stamina tested in the second half of the fight.He made a commanding start, catching Mohoumadi with a left uppercut followed by a straight right in the opening round.But the French champion, who has never been stopped, was able to keep plodding forward and was clearly intent on making his fitness tell in the latter stages.DeGale, making his debut under new promoter Mick Hennessy, landed with a big right in the fifth round and was impressive in the seventh, but by that stage was clearly feeling the pace.When he took the centre of the ring he was able to pepper his opponent with a variety of shots, but as he tired DeGale spent much of the contest against the ropes, content to conserve energy and land with counter-punches as Mohoumadi duly walked in.By the end of the ninth DeGale looked alarmingly ragged, but in the all-important last three rounds he produced much of his best work.He was excellent in the 10th, catching his man with several hard shots which, finally, seemed to shake Mohoumadi.And he stayed on top in the final rounds and was given a resounding verdict by the  judges, who scored the bout 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112.See also:Harrison destroyed by Price in first round’Lazy’ DeGale determined to sharpen upDeGale to take on Colombian veteranDeGale aiming to end the year in styleDeGale keen to produce sharper displayFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

YouTube Rolls Out Video Speed Dashboard

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The data is broken down into users in the same city, state, country, and even offers a comparison with others using the same ISP. You can also see how you compare to the global average.We have to assume that this is YouTube’s way of showing you that it’s your problem, or your ISP’s problem, that your videos are not running smoothly. “So, what can you do with all of this new data about your video speed?” YouTube’s blog post asks and we have to admit, we’re not sure either. We imagine it will just end up in a lot of confused and angry calls to ISPs over how and why things aren’t running as fast as they should be. To see how your speeds stack up against the rest, just visit YouTube’s dashboard and take a look. While the dashboard gives you a comparison to other users and regions, it says nothing of what speeds you should expect to need in order to watch streaming video. YouTube announced today that it will provide its users with a “video speed dashboard”, which shows them not only their average speed, but the speed of other users for comparison. While the idea of a speed test is nothing new, of course, this puts it directly in front of a lot of people’s faces that would never see it otherwise. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Related Posts Tags:#news#Video Services#web#YouTube Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Trade Contractor Management — Part 5

first_imgThe most time-intensive part of creating a trade contractor management program is creating your company’s specifications for each trade which, in turn, provide you with the information to include in your checklists. To get started, assemble any and all material you have that includes standard specifications. Plans and spec books from previous jobs, your own subcontracts, trade contractor management books and programs, and your own experience are good places to start.Most architectural specifications are created more for legal than performance reasons, and, like most legal documents, are not particularly concise or easy to read. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t find some useful information in them. Review previous contracts with trade contractors, pulling out any good points. Finally, there are several books on the subject that can help get you started.Regardless of what you can find, you will likely need to spend some serious time customizing your own lists to work effectively in your business. RELATED ARTICLESTrade Contractor Management (1)Trade Contractor Management (2)Trade Contractor Management (3)Trade Contractor Management (4) List of listsThe first step is to figure out how many distinct trade contractor categories you have. In some cases you may have a single company working on multiple trades, but that may not always be the case, so you should identify categories of work by their construction sequence and create separate specifications for each.As an example, you may often use the same subcontractor for framing, windows, siding, and exterior trim, and decks. Some projects may only include one or two of these categories, or you may sometimes use different contractors for them on a single job. If you combined all the specifications for these trades on a single checklist, then it would be difficult to separate out responsibility when multiple trades are on a project.We ended up with a list of twenty-four individual checklists. It’s not likely that many companies will need the exact same set of lists, but here is ours, in alphabetical order:• Bath Accessories• Building Envelope• Cabinet Installation• Concrete Flat Work• Countertops• Decks• Demolition• Drywall• Electrical• Foundation• Framing• Garage Doors• HVAC• Insulation• Interior Trim• Masonry and Stucco• Paint• Plumbing• Resilient Flooring• Roofing• Siding and Exterior Trim• Site Work• Shop Built Staircases• Wood FlooringThese categories align closely with our estimating and budget categories. Project managers were provided with subcontract budgets for each category, simplifying the process for negotiating the work with each trade.BrainstormingOnce you have defined your trade categories, the real work starts. We scheduled meetings with all our field staff as well as some key trade contractors to create our specifications. We use a common corporate technique known as brainstorming. Everyone gets in the same room for a set period of time, say an hour or two, cell phones off, and a facilitator works a flip chart with a marker.The key to brainstorming is that no ideas are censored. Everything is on the table at the beginning, and no one is allowed to criticize a suggestion. Some of the best ideas may sound foolish initially, and you don’t want to stifle any creative thinking.Everyone has to contribute. One of the best ways to do this is go around the room and have each person give one idea, all of which are written on the flip chart. After a few rounds, then you open it up to everyone.We came up with things such as how far out of level a run of cabinets is allowed to be (3/16” in 10’), how much lippage was allowed on ceramic tile floors (1/16” maximum), and clearance between siding and roof (1” or manufacturer’s recommended distance). I’m sure we left some things out, but we got in most of what we needed.Invite your trade contractors to helpProbably the best thing we did was bring in trade contractors that did our best work to help us establish our specifications. We figured that if we liked a particular company’s work, then they could work with us to set goals that we liked and they could meet. We worked with framers, trim carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and others in a series of meetings to create our specs.Once you have a big, long list of suggested specifications, you then need to narrow them down to a manageable list. In looking over your list, you’ll find that there are probably duplicates and some that are so similar they can be combined. Some will end up on the cutting room floor because they are wrong, inappropriate, or sometimes just silly.Following the brainstorming meeting, one person, or a small group, need to take responsibility to edit the list and prepare a set of specs for the whole group to review. Sending out these lists, making sure everyone reviews and comments on them, and assembling the comments and suggestions into a final list of specs is a big job, one that can easily fall through the cracks if you don’t dedicate the time to work on it.Time well spentAs I mentioned in the first post on this subject, it takes time and effort to create programs and specifications, but once you do it, they are the gift that keeps on giving, saving you time and energy forever.I know that everyone is working hard just to keep up with their day-to-day work, but you should trust me on this. If when you take the time to put together effective systems in your business, it will, in the long run, save you time and money. It is always worth the effort to take some time to work on, instead of in, your business.If you just can’t wait to get started on your own trade contractor management program, use this link to download the full set of checklists. The set includes 24 individual checklists for most standard residential construction trades in Excel format along with a suggested procedure. You can personalize and edit each page as you see fit.last_img read more

Uttar Pradesh: 50 students injured after HT wire falls into school

first_imgAbout 50 students were injured on Monday when a high-tension wire fell into a primary school in Naya Nagar Vishnupur area here, prompting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to order a probe into the incident. The students are stated to be out of danger, officials said.When the wire fell, the students were at a distance but water had collected in the compound after rainfall due to which they came into contact with electricity, District Magistrate Karun Karunesh said.They were shifted to nearby hospitals, he said. Taking a serious note, the Chief Minister ordered the District Magistrate of Balrampur to provide medial aid to the children while directing officials to probe the matter and take action against the guilty within 24 hours.He also directed Principal Secretary Energy and MD, UP Power Corporation to run a campaign to safeguard people from high-tension wires and repair them wherever needed.“Strict action will be initiated against those showing laxity in this regard,” Mr. Adityanath said. Two employees of the Power department were suspended and a departmental inquiry was ordered against the junior engineer concerned. Mr. Karunesh said the basic education officer and the executive engineer of the Power department were directed to conduct a survey of schools and remove any such wires passing over them.last_img read more

PH women’s squash duo cop bronze

first_imgStill, it was an inspiring run for the two, who managed to make the podium, despite Dalida’s injury.Dalida played through a strained right hand she sustained in the quarterfinals against Thailand on Tuesday.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 shutoutMalaysia finished 1-2 in the event, which was held in the SEA Games for the first time, while Singapore secured the other bronze. Perkins, Cignal missing Jose but determined to end series early The Filipino tandem of Jemyca Aribado and Yvone Alyssa Dalida took home the bronze medal in women’s squash doubles in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday.Aribado and Dalida bowed to their Malaysian counterparts Chan Yiwen and Nazihah Haris in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contact

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse says he left baffled by the ref’s decision to wave away a penalty claim in defeat to Manchester City.With the scores level and half time approaching, Ward-Prowse was denied a penalty when he was nudged by City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko in the box, before cruelly deflecting Raheem Sterling’s low cross past Alex McCarthy just moments later.“I was disappointed not to get it,” he said of the spot-kick. “It was a good ball from Jack (Stephens) and I knew that if I took my first touch across him I could get into the box.“When there was contact and it’s impeding my chances of scoring, I had to go down. “The referee says there was contact but didn’t give the penalty, which didn’t make any sense. He’d have to book me for simulation, which he didn’t, so no decision was made.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoMan City chief Berrada tells Liverpool: Premier League more worthy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chief Berrada tells Liverpool: Premier League more worthyby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City chief Omar Berrada says winning the Premier League is more worthy than success in the Champions League. City have won the Premier League for the past two seasons, while main rivals Liverpool have reached successive Champions League finals, winning the last one earlier this year.Asked how much they would like to win the Champions League, Berrada said: “A lot, of course, but what we don’t want to do is obsess. It is something we believe will come.“Of course it would give us one more point at the brand level, but it is a very random competition. Especially in the elimination phase.“I would say that not always the best team wins the Champions League, but usually the best team wins the league.” last_img read more

Waffle House Announces Clemson-South Carolina Is Its Annual “Waffle Wager” Game

first_imgWaffle House logo.Waffle House The Waffle Wager is coming to the Palmetto State.The Waffle Wager is coming to the Palmetto State.For the third year in a row, Waffle House is putting a friendly “Waffle Wager” on a college football game of its choice. Last year, it was Auburn-Georgia, while in 2013 it was Alabama-Texas A&M. This year, the match-up is Clemson-South Carolina, and either Clemson, S.C. or Columbia S.C. will receive free Waffle House based on the result of the game. From Business Wire: “You can throw out the records when the Tigers and Gamecocks take the field, and when you add in the Waffle Wager, it becomes an even bigger event!” said Walt Ehmer, Waffle House President and CEO. “Good luck to both schools, and like the old saying goes, ‘To the victor goes the waffles, coffee and hashbrowns.’”Fans of the winning team will get the free Waffle House goodness at either a restaurant in Clemson, S.C., or Columbia, S.C. If Clemson wins the game, Royal Cup and C.H. Guenther will provide hashbrowns, waffles and coffee for the fans and if South Carolina wins, Basic American Foods will be stuck with the tab. The “payout” date, time and winning Waffle House location will be announced after the game.In addition to the free hashbrowns, waffles and coffee, the winning university’s general scholarship fund will receive $10,000 to help further the education of its students.Obviously, the Tigers are heavy favorites over the Gamecocks this year. But when free Waffle House is involved, anything can happen. [ Dr. Saturday ]last_img read more

BLESSED BE … THE HANDMAIDS TALE RENEWED FOR SEASON 4 ON HULU

center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment ‘THE HANDMAID’S TALE’ RENEWED FOR SEASON 4 AT HULUOffred and co. are coming back for more. Hulu has renewed “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a fourth outing. The news comes with three episodes of the third season still to air. “Handmaid’s” has become a signature original series for Hulu, which claims that it is the most watched show, original or acquired, on the streaming service.The series picked up a hatful of Emmys in its opening season, including one for drama series, one for lead actress Elisabeth Moss and one for supporting actress Ann Dowd. At last year’s ceremony, the series came home with three Emmys. A trio of episodes from season 2 are eligible at this year’s Emmys and picked up nominations in 10 different categories, while the entirety of season 3 will compete at the 2020 edition.  READ MORE Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Terrelle Pryor undergoes successful surgery on injured foot

Sugar Bowl MVP Terrelle Pryor had surgery Friday to “stabilize a ligament” in his right foot, an Ohio State spokesman confirmed to The Lantern. Pryor tweeted about 4:30 p.m., “Surgery successful.” At noon on Saturday, Pryor posted, “I’m doing good. Resting. Foot up. Can’t do much but lay around. And write in my journal.” Pryor injured his foot during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 31-26 win over Arkansas. He sat out a play on OSU’s penultimate drive, replaced by backup Joe Bauserman. Pryor was limping considerably following the game and said he was in a lot of pain. The junior quarterback threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards against the Razorbacks. Pryor is one of five OSU players suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season after the NCAA learned those players sold memorabilia to the owner of a Columbus tattoo parlor in 2009. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from receiving benefits based on their personae. Pryor said repeatedly that he will return to OSU for his senior season. Coach Jim Tressel made the five suspended players pledge to return before granting them permission to travel with the team to New Orleans for the bowl game. read more