Warriors’ Draymond Green to play vs Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Warriors forward Draymond Green will play in Monday’s game against Charlotte Hornets two days after spraining his left ankle against the Houston Rockets.“He’s good to go,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr.So is Warriors veteran guard Shaun Livingston, who will play despite nursing left hamstring tightness. Warriors second-year forward Jordan Bell will sit, though, after missing practice on Sunday because of the flu.Kerr said that Bell has stayed at the team hotel in Charlotte, but …

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Sponsor Post: 10 Killer Tools for Small-Business Success

first_imgTags:#Sponsors#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market ReadWrite Sponsorscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Editor’s note: we offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write ‘Sponsor Posts’ and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.If you have discussed social media with small-business owners, you almost always get two questions:How do I manage all these social networks without going nuts?Are any tools out there that can help me be more productive and save time?The first answer that any good social media thinker would offer a small-business owner would be to pick two or three networks where you can reach the majority of your customers or potential customers and concentrate on those, thus eliminating some of your stress. Fortunately, the second answer is “Yes”: tools are out there to help you manage your time and workflow if you plan to spend some time and energy on the social Web.I polled a few folks who know a thing or two about social media, especially for small businesses, and collected a list of 10 tools, technologies and platforms that can help your small business succeed in social media and Internet marketing. These experts in the field include John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing, Becky McCray of Small Biz Survival, Mack Coller of The Viral Garden, Drew McLellan of Drew’s Marketing Minute and Kyle Lacy, author of the upcoming book “Twitter Marketing for Dummies.”Based on their favorites (and some of my own), here are 10 killer tools for small-business success.1. JottHave you ever called yourself and left a voice mail so that you wouldn’t forget something? Jott takes that idea a step further, transcribing the voice mail and sending it to your inbox. Instead of sending a quick memo to yourself to remember to email your vendor, you can dictate the email and save time. Upgrade to Jott Assistant and you can dictate to-do lists, automatic Web postings to your social networks, calendar items and more. Jott is a subscription-based service, and it starts at only $3.95 per month for a small Assistant account. For small-business owners on the go, it can be a life-saver.2. GrasshopperGrasshopper not only gives your business its very own toll-free 800 number, but it allows your customers to reach you even when you’re on the go. Voice mails are delivered to your inbox, as are faxes (in PDF), so you can stay connected everywhere. You can have multiple extensions and extend the service to your employees as well. The service starts at $9.95 per month (plus a $25 activation fee) for 100 minutes. Other plans are $49 and $199 per month.3. MonitterIf your small business is on Twitter, keeping an eye on the conversations related to your product or service there makes sense. But if you’re geographically focused like most small businesses, you probably hate having to weed through similarly named companies and mentions of your industry from folks 1,000 miles away. Monitter lets you search Twitter for keywords, but filters them by specified distances from a zip code. You get tweets about your category, industry and company from within your home territory, where it matters. Monitter is free to use.4. HootSuiteFor anyone who runs a Twitter account for business, a tool like HootSuite can be a productivity boon. Not only can you manage multiple people contributing to the same Twitter account (so that one person isn’t solely responsible for tweeting), but you can manage multiple accounts with ease. The software has a bookmarklet for quick link-sharing and offers some cursory stats on your Twitter account as well. It’s free to use.5. Survey MonkeyPerhaps the one luxury that many small businesses can’t afford is market research. Survey Monkey enables you to conduct your own online surveys to gain insight into your customer base for free. The tool is easy to use, looks professional and produces a bevy of charts and graphs to help you understand your results. If you have trouble with online tools, Survey Monkey has several video tutorials that make it a snap to tap into customer insights.6. Simple Online Accounting SolutionsMcCray told me about a number of good online tools for bookkeeping and accounting, two really stand out for her. She recommends Outright.com for single-person businesses and WorkingPoint.com for more complex companies. The reason? Simplicity. Speaking as a business owner who is math-averse myself, I’ll just say, “Amen!” The simpler, the better. Both of these are outstanding in that category. Outright is free to use. WorkingPoint is free for one user, $10 per month for two and only $80 per month for 10 users.7. ReQallNever before has a smart phone app been so incredibly useful! ReQall is a memory aide that enables you to record voice memos via a smartphone or regular phone, have those messages transcribed and then sent to you via email (a la Jott). But wait! There’s more. The software uses natural-language processing and some additional analysis to determine whether you’re dictating a calendar item or to-do list entry. It then adds those items to your calendar or to-do list. If you say, “Pick up milk at Circle K on Belmont Avenue by 4 pm,” you’ll get a calendar entry, probably with a Google map link, and a reminder beforehand. For the small-business owner on the go, this app is a must-have.8. Milog (iPhone App)While I hate to recommend an application that is limited to iPhone users, this one is worth mentioning. Milog, from SymplySoft, allows you to track your mileage simply, then email yourself neatly organized reports to print or send to your accountant for tax papers. When my CPA told me, “No one tracks their mileage well,” I decided to prove her wrong. Milog helps me do that in literally a few seconds per day. The app stores locations for easy trip entry and allows you to add fields for parking, tolls and more. The full version is just $2.99 at the iPhone app store.9. MingglThis tool is new (the beta was released two weeks ago) but is very promising. A browser sidebar plugin, Minggl allows you to post status updates across six major social networks (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Digg and Delicious) but, unlike other broadcast services, also allows you to check your inboxes, notifications and public updates from friends on those networks. Add a Google Sidewiki-style annotation service and you’ve got a pretty useful tool that you won’t have to change your habits much to use.10. BackupifyWhether you’re dabbling in social media for your business, conducting full-scale sales calls via Twitter or Facebook or running everything you do through project management software like Google Docs, Zoho or Basecamp, you’d probably get mighty frustrated if one of those services went down and lost your data. Backupify.com serves as a daily or weekly (you decide) backup service for a variety of social media and Web 2.0 services that many small businesses depend on. The service is available at a low cost (accounts start at $4.95 per month) and backs up your important company data (Gmail, Google Docs, Basecamp, Zoho), plus your entire database for services like Flickr, Twitter and even WordPress. (Disclosure: Backupify is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor and a client of mine.)These applications, programs and platforms only skim the surface. I’m sure you have favorites of your own. Please share them in the comments for your fellow readers and help make this post a one-stop shop for killer small-business tools.Jason Falls is a social-media consultant based in Louisville, Kentucky. He blogs regularly at SocialMediaExplorer.com. He is also chief evangelist for Backupify.com, a ReadWriteWeb sponsor. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Sore left arm keeps Sharapova out of Cincinnati event

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sad farewell for injured Usain Bolt as Britain wins 4x100m relay LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges01:37Protesters 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 K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentscenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The injury cast more doubt over Sharapova’s participation at the US Open, which starts in New York on August 28. Due to her low ranking, Sharapova would need a wild card to play in the main draw of the tournament.Sharapova suffered the injury while playing in her first US match in more than two years, defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in her Stanford opener.She had not played in the US since March of 2015 due in part to a 15-month doping suspension for the use of meldonium.ADVERTISEMENT Maria Sharapova of Russia competes against Jennifer Brady of the United States during day 1 of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 31, 2017 in Stanford, California. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFPFive-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew Saturday from next week’s WTA tournament in Cincinnati with a left forearm injury.The move came a week after the former world number one from Russia withdrew from a WTA event in Toronto from the injury she suffered in a second-round match at Stanford, where she withdrew after her opening-round victory.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Sharapova, the 2011 Cincinnati champion, arrived Friday and made the decision to withdraw after consulting with the event medical staff on Saturday.“I arrived in Cincinnati yesterday eager to play. However, following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford,” Sharapova said.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“I want to thank the tournament for the wildcard opportunity and really look forward to competing here next year.”Sharapova was due to play French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the opening round. Either a qualifier or lucky loser will replace her in the draw.last_img read more

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Orella falters in rhythmic gymnastics

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Syquia wins PH’s 23rd gold, rules equestrian show jump View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ She also ended up in eighth in hoop with her 9.30 score, with Koi again topping the category.Orella stayed in eighth place in ball with her 11.10 points, while this time, Malaysia’s Izzah Amzan claimed the mint.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 shutoutShe finished her performance with an eighth place finish in ribbon, nabbing a score of 11.05, with Malaysian Amy Kwan Dict winning the gold. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Gymnast Arielle Orella missed out on a podium finish in the apparatus finals of rhythmic gymnastics in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre Hall 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The 20-year-old Orella wound up in seventh place in clubs with her 11.10 points, where Malaysian Koi Sie Yan won the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Gameslast_img read more

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Gallinari out of EuroBasket after breaking bone in hand

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Kyle Busch ends winless season with Cup victory at Pocono Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet AP FILE PHOTODanilo Gallinari of the Los Angeles Clippers will miss the EuroBasket tournament after breaking a bone in his hand while playing for Italy.Video showed Gallinari throwing a punch and striking an opponent in the head Sunday as the Italians played an exhibition game against the Netherlands for the upcoming tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ The Italian federation wrote on Twitter that Gallinari fractured the first metacarpal on his right hand and that the estimated recovery time was 40 days.That should have the forward back in time for his first training camp with the Clippers, who acquired him from Denver in a three-way trade that included Atlanta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starslast_img read more

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Banerjee recommends Dipa as brand ambassador for gymnastic

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 9 (PTI) India football great Prasun Banerjee, who is also a Lok Sabha MP, has requested Sports Minister Vijay Goel to make gymnast Rio Olympian Dipa Karmakar the brand ambassador of Indian gymnastics. “Dipa Karmakar is not only an artistic gymnast who represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics but also the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics and the first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years,” Banerjee wrote in a letter to the Sports Minister. “It is my humble request to make this Golden lady the Brand Ambassador of Indian gymnastics as a symbol of love and affection from you to motivate her to achieve higher goals in her life,” he added. Karmakar had finished fourth at the womens vault gymnastics event at the Rio Games earlier this year. She had won the bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. “I had a good discussion with the Sports Minister and he sounded positive,” Banerjee said. PTI ATK CM CMlast_img read more

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9 months agoPSG push Everton to drop Gueye price

first_imgPSG push Everton to drop Gueye priceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are willing to sell to Idrissa Gueye this month.PSG are in contact with Everton about a deal for the midfielder, says L’Equipe.And Everton are prepared to sell Gueye – but for no less than €45m.The price is deemed too rich by PSG, which rate the player closer to €30-35m.Gueye is tied to Everton until 2022. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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4 days agoPearce tribute to Liverpool veteran Milner

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pearce tribute to Liverpool veteran Milnerby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland great Stuart Pearce has paid tribute to Liverpool veteran James Milner.Pearce managed Milner when he was in charge of England U21’s from 2007-2013.He told talkSPORT: “Three words that I would [use to] describe him: resilient, professional and relentless. I think that sums Milly up.”He covers 12, 13 kilometres a game, so I think somewhere in the midfield three [is his position]. But if you asked him to play anywhere, he’d go on the pitch and play anywhere for you. Sensational professional.” last_img

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Bob Huggins’ Daughters Tweeted Rape Jokes About Maryland’s Dez Wells Sunday Night

first_imgBob Huggins's daughter tweets about Dez Wells.Maryland and West Virginia rarely play each other in basketball, so there isn’t much of a rivalry between the two programs that border each other. After Sunday night’s NCAA Tournament Third Round game, though, maybe one is going to heat up. The No. 5-seeded Mountaineers defeated the No. 4-seeded Terrapins in a contest in Columbus that featured a lot of trash talking and some pretty physical play. There appears to be some hatred of Maryland stemming from the family of WVU coach Bob Huggins, too. During and after the game, Twitter accounts seemingly belonging to Huggins’ daughters, Jenna Leigh and Jacqueline Huggins, tweeted rape jokes about Terrapins’ senior star Dez Wells. Jenna Leigh Huggins, who is listed as West Virginia’s “program assistant,” later deleted those tweets and made her Twitter account private. Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 10.59.49 AMHuggins’ other daughter, Jacqueline, tweeted a similar joke. The tweet was still online as of Monday morning. “NO MEANS NO DEZ!” –@JennaLeigh44— (@JacqueHuggins) March 23, 2015Wells was expelled from Xavier in 2012 following a sexual assault allegation. Those allegations were deemed unworthy of prosecution, though, and Wells sued the school. The lawsuit was settled out of court “in a matter satisfactory to the parties,” according to the Washington Post. West Virginia is set to face Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Thursday.last_img read more

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Trumps soothing comments on NAFTA talks relieve supporters of trade pact

first_imgWASHINGTON – A string of calming comments from Donald Trump about NAFTA has trade proponents across the continent breathing some relief that the U.S. president’s trigger finger may not be about to blow up the deal after all.Trump made about a half-dozen such remarks to The Wall Street Journal, cooling red-hot speculation in Canada following news reports that said Trump might be planning to issue a notice of withdrawal from NAFTA sometime after this month’s round of bargaining.A transcript of the interview shows Trump saying of the negotiations: “We’re moving along nicely,” “There’s no rush,” “I’m leaving it a little flexible,” “We have a chance of making a reasonable deal,” “We’ve made a lot of headway.”Trump also said a new NAFTA would provide benefits that pay for his proposed border wall with Mexico. He added that he understands it’s tough for Mexico to deal with these negotiations during its current election.Yes, he repeated his threat to cancel the agreement if he can’t get a better deal. Observers still view a U.S. withdrawal notice as a potential bargaining ploy at some point. But his comments were viewed as overwhelmingly pointing against an imminent pullout.“I thought that was a sensible suggestion from the president,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, when asked about Trump’s apparent willingness to take more time to negotiate.”That was a good, constructive proposal from the president.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was business as usual: ”Our approach hasn’t changed. We stay polite, respectful, hard-working, but very firm,” he said, acknowledging that the Trump administration can be unpredictable and anything can happen.Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo made similar comments. He told the newspaper El Pais that he interpreted the president’s remarks as meaning a notice of termination does not appear imminent.Some Americans have been detecting lately that the pro-NAFTA lobby effort is working.”The president is getting enormous pressure from within the United States. From members of his own party, from the agriculture community, from the business community, from states where he won the presidency,” said Robert Holleyman, former deputy trade czar under Barack Obama.”He’s getting very big pressure to make sure NAFTA does not fall apart.”Farmers have already been hit with commodities plunges and have been pleading with the president — through members of Congress and senior members of his administration — not to compound the crisis by threatening exports.Farm states have warned him that triggering the NAFTA withdrawal clause to scare Canada and Mexico into concessions would backfire — they say it would also scare foreign buyers of American goods, leading them to seek new suppliers.Trump appeared at a farm conference this week and made less-aggressive-than-usual remarks about NAFTA.Canada-U.S. trade lawyer Dan Ujczo was at that conference — then got on a plane to Canada. When he landed, he was surprised to hear the urgent tone of news reporting suggesting a pullout was imminent.”I was stunned,” said Ujczo.”You come up here (to Canada) and the situation’s completely escalated. … (But) I’m more optimistic now… I think the president’s hearing from different voices… He’s weighing both the political and economic consequences of issuing the notice to withdraw…”I think over the last months he’s picked up that there is a potential cost.”There’s still a chance Trump will eventually trigger NAFTA’s Article 2205, which allows a country to leave after six months’ notice, Ujczo said. The president said he believes it would be his most powerful negotiating tool.He’ll need to decide whether to deploy it by spring, when the current schedule of rounds expires and the U.S. Congress debates extending a fast-track law setting rules for trade negotiations.It’s crucial to show progress by then, Ujczo said. As long as there’s forward momentum at the upcoming talks in Montreal, which get underway Jan. 23, he said it’s less likely Trump will touch the exit button.”I think the president is starting to realize that the notice to withdraw is less a negotiating tactic — and more a Pandora’s box,” Ujczo said.”You may not be able to put the NAFTA back into that box once it’s open, and anti-trade momentum takes over… (And) I don’t think this administration has any intention to (truly) withdraw from NAFTA.”last_img read more

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