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LG G3, Nexus 6 rumour mill grinds

first_img Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello Speculation is growing about LG’s smartphone releases in the coming months, after the company made a reference to the anticipated G3 flagship in its latest results release.The firmest rumours concern G3. This device is expected to be unveiled late in May at a number of confirmed events worldwide (Istanbul, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Singapore). The South Korean vendor has sent ‘save the date’ invites to media around the world (below).Save the Date for LG (2)The G3 is expected to include a Quad HD (2560×1440 pixel) 5.5-inch display, straddling the smartphone/phablet boundary. It is said to feature an especially thin bezel, reducing the amount of plastic around the edge of the screen.It will also feature the rear-mounted buttons of the G2 (pictured, top), although the design has been modified. GSM Arena also noted that there appears to be an additional sensor next to the camera on the rear of the device, although it is not clear what this is for – a fingerprint scanner has been mooted, due to the proximity to the rear keys.Other mooted specifications include a quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. There was some suggestion it would feature an octacore chipset using ARM’s big.LITTLE configuration, meaning not all cores will run at the same speed, or be active at the same time.It is also reported to have a 16 megapixel rear camera and 2.4 megapixel front camera. It is also likely to feature optical imaging stabilisation (OIS) and support 4K video capture.The device is tipped to see the introduction of the latest version of LG’s user interface customisation, which will feature a new, simplified design and a Google Now-rivalling personalised content service.Against a backdrop of speculation about Google’s “Silver” plans, it has also been reported that LG’s G3 will provide the basis of the next Nexus device, Nexus 6.However, there are a number of notable differences, not least the screen size, which is suggested to be a more pocketable 5.2 inches (but with Quad HD resolution).It will also include a fingerprint scanner below the screen (similar to the iPhone 5s), and feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor.Google generally releases new Nexus devices in line with Android platform updates, and a launch is unlikely to take place in the first half of 2014. There has been little suggestion as to the features this may introduce.And it has also been suggested that a “mini” version of the device will be available, featuring a smaller HD (1280×720) pixel screen and 8 megapixel main camera.However, LG only announced its G2 Mini in February 2014. The device was notable for featuring a much stripped-down specification compared to the standard G2, making it more akin to Samsung’s “Mini”-branded products than Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact, which retains its larger sibling’s high-end feature set. Previous ArticleVerizon concerned by US spectrum limit planNext ArticleTelefonica tweaks E-Plus concessions — report Qualcomm strikes LG patent deal following spat Devices KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 MAY 2014 center_img LG plays to next-gen features in latest flagship G3LGNexus HomeDevicesNews LG G3, Nexus 6 rumour mill grinds Tags Related Authorlast_img read more

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Northeast Vermont Development Association calls for moratorium on big wind in Northeast Kingdom

first_imgby Taylor Dobbs | June 29, 2012 vtdigger.org Wind proponents are a bit flustered this week after the Northeast Vermont Development Associationâ s board passed a resolution that recommends a three-year suspension on â new construction of industrial size wind turbines in excess of two hundred feet.âThe suspension is an effort to slow down wind development in the northeastern part of the state, where projects like First Wind in Sheffield have polarized communities.â Theyâ re completely dividing our communities â ¦ theyâ re pitting towns against each other,’said Dave Snedeker, planning manager at NVDA. NVDA is the regional planning commission and the economic development corporation for 55 communities in the Northeast Kingdom.The resolution says the three-year freeze would allow the NVDA to analyze the effect of wind projects on the communities and economy within Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties.â I think we really donâ t know the impact of these things,’he said.But Gabrielle Stebbins, executive director of Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), says she does know the impact, and she offered to speak before the NVDA board multiple times and was denied.â If NVDA were really interested, if there was a lot of concern about learning the facts, and if a third party comes to them and says â Look, I can give you a lot of facts that are neutral’â ¦ and they do not put me on the agenda and there was time during the meeting, that says something, there, to me,’she said.Stebbins also said she was frustrated at the rhetoric of the debate at the NVDA board meetings.â When speaking, many statements were made as if they were fact,’she said. Stebbins referred to one speaker mentioning that noise from the windmills can cause birds’heads to implode.â Thatâ s not a fact, and it was presented as if it was a fact,’she said.Though the resolution recommends a three-year suspension on industrial wind projects in the region, it carries no legal weight and could not by itself keep such a project out of the region. That decision remains under the Public Service Boardâ s purview, and that group ‘though they must hear concerns from municipalities, regional planning committees and the public ‘does not answer to the NVDA.Snedeker acknowledges that the Public Service Board could ignore the resolution altogether and green-light a large industrial wind project, but he hopes NVDAâ s involvement in the board process will keep big wind out of the Northeast Kingdom for the next three years.â Itâ s our belief that they would take into consideration the recommendation of the regional planning board,’he said.Though the suspension has the potential to hinder the alternative energy economy in northeastern Vermont, Snedeker says it could save another, more important aspect of its economy.â If weâ re allowing the continued development of these large wind projects, how is that going to impact the tourism part of our economy?’he said.Elizabeth Miller, commissioner of the Department of Public Service, said that while the proposed suspension is not enforceable because the Public Service Board is ultimately responsible for project approval, the board is required by statute to at least consider input from municipal and regional planning bodies.â I understand, and I know the Governor understands, the deeply held opinions in this state regarding large scale wind projects,’Miller wrote in an email statement. â Town and regional energy and development plans, and stances on particular projects brought forward by interested parties, play an important role in Section 248 proceedings in front of the PSB.âThe boardâ s process gives special consideration to public groups that have a specific interest in a given project.â They can become an interested party if they demonstrate their individual interest, and obviously towns â ¦ and regional planning commissions often do that,’Miller said in an interview. This would allow the group to submit comments such as this weekâ s recommendation for consideration in the Public Service Boardâ s process. June 29, 2012 vtdigger.orgPhoto: Sheffield Wind, by Vermont Business Magazinelast_img read more

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Cadogan ponders plans for 100,000 sq ft Chelsea offices

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Beermen tames Kings in Govs’ Cup, 107-103

first_imgSan Miguel Beermen’ Chris Ross (center) gets cornered by Barangay Ginebra Kings during their PBA Governors’ Cup game on Sunday, Sept. 10. PBA [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Beermen tames Kings in Govs’ Cup, 107-103 ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Tuesday. September 12, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/sports-kings-over-smb.jpg’ attachment=’117145′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image] [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]MANILA – San Miguel Beermen squandered a 25-point advantage before hanging on to a 107-103 win over Barangay Ginebra Kings in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.Import Terrence Watson debuted with double-double 28 points and 17 rebounds for Beermen, which snapped Kings’ seven-game victory run and posted its second straight victory to improve to 5-3.Arwind Santos added 23 markers while Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot and June Mar Fajardo contributed 20, 16 and 10 points, respectively, for Beermen, which is making a case for a Grand Slam this season.From a tight exchange early in the game, Beermen pulled away behind Watson and Fajardo for an 18-8 lead. Kings rallied to within 6 points but conversions from Santos and Ross increased Beermen’s lead back to 30-16.Santos continued to heat up for Beermen in the second canto as back-to-back triples extended the lead 40-24. It grew to its largest 56-31 on triples by Ross.Kings made its move in the third quarter, with Greg Slaughter and LA Tenorio connecting from the inside to trim the deficit to 20, but Beermen quickly increased it back to 25 with baskets from Santos and Marcio Lassiter.Ginebra had its last push in the final quarter, coming to within 93-101 on hits by Joe Devance and Tenorio, but a basket by Cabagnot followed by free throws from Watson made it a 10-point game for Beermen.“Before this game I was worried because we’re struggling in our game and Ginebra was playing really well,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria. “I have to commend all the players, even those on the bench. They really showed what they had.”Japeth Aguilar top-scored with 18 points while Tenorio and Slaughter had 17 and 16 points, respectively, for Kings, which slid to 7-2 and tied with NLEX Road Warriors./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

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Leicester City to open transfer talks to sign 17 goal forward

first_imgTurkish newspaper Aksam report Leicester City will contact Fenerbahce with regards to signing Vedat Muriqi in this window. The 26 year old has been linked with a move away from the club since the start of the season, and it’s reported Leicester have now entered the race.Muriqi has also been linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion in recent weeks, with claims their manager Slaven Bilic is keen to sign the attacker.However, Aksam claim Leicester City are also interested in signing Muriqi and they want to open talks with Fenerbahce.The Istanbul side could be forced to sell their star player to fund their own incoming transfers, and they value him in the region of €20m, as previously reported in the Turkish media.Muriqi has scored 17 goals and provided 6 assists for Fenerbahce in all competitions this season. His contract with the Yellow Canaries will expire at the end of June 2023. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

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Am I the only one? McIntyre destroys Angle; Bliss’ business attire; more Shane-Stephanie drama

first_imgEvery week, former WWE creative writer Kevin Eck runs down his thoughts from “RAW,” “SmackDown” and the rest of the wrestling world, and previews the week ahead.‘RAW’ thoughtsAm I the only who … thought Drew McIntyre looked like an absolute beast in destroying Kurt Angle?It’s easy to criticize WWE’s booking in general, but the powers that be have done a great job with McIntyre since he was called up to the main roster earlier this year. McIntyre has come off as a remorseless, badass heel who shows no fear.McIntyre clearly is headed for a showdown with Braun Strowman, who now is the top babyface on the show. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Strowman defeat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title and McIntyre win the Royal Rumble Match, setting up a Strowman-McIntyre main event match at WrestleMania.… applauds Kurt Angle for his willingness to be the sacrificial lamb being fed to guys such as McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler?The WWE Hall of Famer was dominated and humiliated by McIntyre on “RAW,” which came on the heels of Angle putting over Ziggler at “Crown Jewel.”For the record, Angle will turn 50 next month. That makes him younger than The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Kane, and he’s only about seven months older than Triple H. Could you imagine any of them doing for McIntyre and Ziggler what Angle did?… was glad to see WWE put the “RAW” tag titles on Authors of Pain?With Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose going their separate ways, it was a good call to put the tag belts on AOP. The massive tag team was poorly booked for several months after being called up to the main roster in April, but it appears the powers that be finally realized what they have in Akam and Rezar.That said, I’m still not feeling their association with Drake Maverick. Every week I hope it’ll be the week that AOP destroys him.… thought Natalya’s performance after Ruby Riott destroyed Natalya’s late father Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s sunglasses was way, way over the top?I get it that WWE was attempting to get sympathy for Natalya and put heat on the Riott Squad, but a grown woman sobbing uncontrollably over a pair of sunglasses — even ones with sentimental value — was unintentionally funny. If anything, Natalya should’ve been furious.Plus, if the sunglasses meant so much to her, perhaps leaving them ringside when the Riott Squad — you know, the ones who get a kick out of destroying property — was out there was a dumb move. So poor Natalya was made to look stupid as well as pathetic.… hates when matches just end abruptly and no decision is rendered?The six-woman tag match pitting Natalya, Bayley and Sasha Banks against the Riott Squad suddenly came to a halt after the sunglasses bit with Natalya and Ruby Riott. With all of the competitors outside the ring, the audience actually did its own 10-count since the referee didn’t bother to. The bell never rang to signal the end of the match and no decision was announced.How are fans supposed to buy into the concept that wins and losses actually matter? Making it even worse is that the non-finish occurred after more than 15 minutes of action. Talk about wasting everyone’s time.… thought Ronda Rousey cut another great promo?Rousey has been killing it on the mic as of late, which is something I never thought I’d say. She’s really come a long way with her promos and has exceeded expectations both in the ring and on the stick.… wondered exactly what Alexa Bliss’ business is after it was said that she was wearing her business attire to the ring?I guess she was just following the dress code her boss Stephanie McMahon instituted for women on “RAW” who have authority.… thought it was an odd choice when Renee Young said that “little girls all over the world are copying Liv Morgan’s look?”Um, Morgan is a heel who refers to herself as a juvenile delinquent.… was disappointed in Young for referring to Lio Rush as a “little twerp?”That’s height-shaming, Renee. I think acting “RAW” general manager Baron Corbin needs to send her to sensitivity training.‘SmackDown Live’ thoughtsAm I the only who …… think it’s absurd that team captains Daniel Bryan and The Miz can literally choose anyone on the roster for their “Survivor Series” team, yet they make Shane McMahon their first pick?To be fair, Shane O’Mac did prove he’s the best in the world at “Crown Jewel.” Seriously, though, Super Shane needs to go away.… thought the match between The Usos and New Day to determine team captains for the tag team elimination match at “Survivor Series” was pointless?Sure, it was a great match, and I understand WWE wanting there be something at stake, but is being team captain really all that big a deal? It was obvious that the winners of the match were going to put the losers on the team, so they’re both on the team anyway. The match would’ve meant more if the winners got a spot on the team and the losers were excluded.… can’t get excited about a feud between Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio?Don’t get me wrong, I liked it the first time I saw it … 13 years ago!… thinks the powers that be are missing an opportunity by not pushing Andrade “Cien” Almas?There’s no shame in losing to WWE Champion AJ Styles in a very competitive match, but Almas can’t beat Mysterio?… rolled my eyes when The Miz said that Samoa Joe “clutched’ his opponent out rather than “choked” him out?I suppose the latter isn’t PG. By the way, that Samoa Joe sure is a badass sports entertainer, isn’t he?Looking aheadAm I the only who ……wonder how many times we’re going to hear that on this week’s episodes of “RAW” and “SmackDown Live” that “‘Survivor Series’ is the one time a year when ‘RAW’ and ‘SmackDown Live’ meet in head-to-head competition?” If it was a drinking game, a large portion of the audience would be passed out before the third hour of “RAW.” I mean more than usual.… doesn’t think that “Stephanie McMahon returns to address WWE World Cup controversy” is a strong selling point for tonight’s episode of “RAW?”Yeah, more bickering between the McMahon siblings is just what the show needs.last_img read more

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Utes without Markson

first_imgE-mail: [email protected] Uh-oh.Another team that hasn’t beaten Utah at home since 1982 is coming to the Huntsman Center tonight.Double uh-oh.The Utes will be without leading scorer Bryant Markson, who was suspended Friday for one game for disciplinary reasons.”As a head coach I retain the right to discipline my players for a variety of reasons,” Utah coach Ray Giacoletti said of the suspension, offering no reason for the action. Reportedly, the suspension is related to unpaid traffic citations.Ricky Johns, who is averaging 4.1 points, will make his first start of the year in place of Markson, while Luke Nevill will also make his first start in place of Shaun Green.Back to tonight’s opponent, the Rebels haven’t beaten the Utes at the Huntsman Center since a 76-67 victory exactly 24 years ago — Jan. 21, 1982.So?Well, just 10 days ago in Utah’s last home game, San Diego State beat the Utes for the first time here since 1982 with a 73-67 victory.Tonight (7 p.m.), the Rebels (9-7, 3-1) will try to break that 24-year drought, which is actually a little deceiving, since the two teams were in different conferences most of that time and have met just six times during that span.The Utes will be trying to end their four-game losing streak, their longest in 16 years, and keep their winning streak over the Rebels alive. The Utes have beaten the Rebels six straight times, including a win in last year’s Mountain West Conference semifinals in Denver. But this time, the Utes will have to win without Markson, who leads the team at 14.1 points per game.As for the 24-year gap since UNLV’s last win in Salt Lake, Giacoletti couldn’t care less. He’s just trying to find some answers with his young team, particularly on the defensive end.After allowing Colorado State to shoot a season-high 64.5 percent from the field last Saturday, the Utes concentrated all week on playing better defense.So, how did it work out for Thursday night’s game against Air Force? Not good. The Utes allowed the Falcons to shoot 68.4 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from 3-point range in a 66-44 loss.”If you can’t stop them, you’re not going to outscore them,” Giacoletti said. “Effort and defense is what we talk about.”So it’s back to the drawing board for the Utes. The only problem is, they had just one day to find some answers before today’s game.In UNLV, the Utes will find a team much like themselves, inconsistent and trying to find an identity. However, after a 6-6 non-conference record, the Rebels are playing much better with three wins in four MWC games, including a road win at Wyoming.The Rebels plan to start Louis Amundson (14.5 ppg) and Curtis Terry (6.6 ppg) at forwards, Dustin Villepigue (7.1 ppg) in the middle, and Jo’Van Adams (10.2 ppg) and Jason Petrimoulx (10.3 ppg) at the guardline. Micheal Umeh (11.9 ppg), who has started most games, will come off the bench, along with Joe Darger, who played at Riverton High last year.The Utes are still struggling to find consistent play at the guardline. After a couple of good games, Chris Grant had a tough time at Air Force, going scoreless and committing four turnovers. Johnnie Bryant scored just two points on 1-of-6 shooting with three turnovers. Tim Drisdom looked rusty in his first game of the month, getting beat on defense and missing his only two shots.Lawrence Borha and Johns each had a pair of turnovers and scored just four and two points, respectively. Little-used senior Casey Iverson was actually the best of the six guards, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers and scoring eight points in 10 minutes with no turnovers. After today’s game, the Utes get a rare weeklong break between games with their next game on Jan. 28 against TCU at 1 p.m. in the Huntsman Center. Utes on the air UNLV (9-7, 3-1) at Utah (8-8, 1-4)Today, 7 p.m.Huntsman CenterTV: NoneRadio: 700AM last_img read more

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Three Galway Golfers Named In GUI U18 Boys Squad For 2018

first_imgHolywood’s rising star, Tom McKibbin, has been promoted from the Under-16 Panel along with Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell), Aaron Marshall (Lisburn) and Luke O’Neill (Connemara). Athenry duo Allan Hill and David Kitt, beaten finalist at this year’s AIG Irish Close, also made the cut as did Charlie Denvir (Elm Park).Ireland begin the 2018 season at the Cardigan Cup in Wales, which is scheduled for March. The European Boys Team Championship (10-14 July, Czech Republic) and the Boys Home Internationals (7-9 August, Royal Dornoch) will be the major targets.On the Under-16 panel Josh Black (Hilton Templepatrick) and Keaton Morrison (Greenacres) are the two returning players from this year’s panel.Both panels will benefit from coaching weekends at the GUI National Golf Academy in Carton House, which will be led by GUI National Coach Neil Manchip. The Under 18 panel have two sessions in 2017: October 7-8 and November 11-12. The Under-16s will also meet twice before the end of the year: October 21-22 and December 2-3. There will be further coaching weekends early next year in advance of the new season.“The coaching weekends are really important for new players coming onto the panels,” explains outgoing Ireland Boys Captain Cathal McConn. “This is a major part of their education to become team golfers. It helps them to mature and develop a strong team spirit. Ultimately, it makes them better competitors.”Reflecting on the 2017 season, McConn added: “Our goal was to retain our position in Division 1 at the European Boys Team Championship and we did that, which was critically important. We were aiming to win the Boys Home Internationals and while we finished second, every one of our 11 players won a point. That was another highlight of the season.After three years at the helm, McConn has completed his term as captain.“I loved every minute of it,” he said. “I get a great buzz when I see the young lads playing well.”The GUI’s High Performance and Coaching programmes are supported by Sport Ireland.Ireland Under 18 Panel 2018:John Brady (Rosslare); Charlie Denvir (Elm Park); Jack Doherty (Carton House); Allan Hill (Athenry); David Kitt (Athenry); Tom McKibbin (Holywood); Odhran Maguire (Slieve Russell); Aaron Marshall (Lisburn); Eoin Murphy (Dundalk); Luke O’Neill (Connemara); Mark Power (Kilkenny); Edward Walsh (Mallow).Ireland Under 16 Panel 2018:Josh Black (Hilton Templepatrick); Joseph Byrne (Baltinglass); Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay); Michael Fitzgibbon (Howth); Thomas Higgins (Roscommon); Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle); Ewan McArthur (Massereene); Joshua McCabe (Roganstown); Eoin McGrath (Athlone); Keaton Morrison (Greenacres); Edward Rowe (Tandragee).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In total, 23 players representing 22 different clubs have been selected. Two-time Irish Boys Champion Mark Power leads a 12-strong Under-18 Panel, with four players retained from 2017. In addition to Power, John Brady (Rosslare), Jack Doherty (Carton House) and Edward Walsh (Mallow) remain with the Under-18s. David Kitt (Athenry) driving at the 14th tee during day five of the AIG 2017 Irish Amateur Close Championship at Galway Golf Club today (26/08/2017). Picture by Pat Cashmancenter_img As the golfing year draws to a close, preparations for 2018 continue apace with confirmation of the GUI’s underage panels for next season.last_img read more

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Cal Poly splitting up soccer coaching duties

first_img The decision to form two separate coaching staffs did not factor in Caligiuri’s success on the field, Swanson said. But it won’t come without expectations to improve the men’s program on and off the field, he added. “I think Paul would have greater expectations now that he can spend more time with the men’s program,” Swanson said. “Not that we’re dissatisfied with Paul, but surely we feel if a coach can spend more time with students … then that will show on the field.” Caligiuri was 27-41-7 with the men and 37-31-9 with the women in his first coaching position since ending a decorated soccer career. That career included scoring the decisive goal in a win that gave the United States a victory at Trinidad & Tobago in 1989 and its first World Cup berth in 40 years. That goal paved the way for the United States’ receiving the 1994 World Cup, which ultimately helped establish Major League Soccer. “I had a lot to prove,” said Caligiuri, who played for Columbus in the 1996 inaugural season of MLS. “Coming from playing at a high level of soccer, there was a lot of curiosity about what a top player could do for student-athletes. I took that to heart. … I was ambitious. I believed I could take an underachiever and win it all in my first year. But part of me is realistic. Teams take time to build; you don’t win championships overnight.” A lot of that effort, Caligiuri learned, involved managing three different budgets – operations, scholarships and a general fund-raising account – for two teams. It also involves overlooking academics, training sessions, recruiting and scouting to fill out rosters that have proved much more competitive in the CCAA over the last few seasons. Caligiuri had high hopes for last year’s men’s squad. With the Feb. 1 signing day fast approaching, he has the same kind of hopes for a women’s team he expects to get 10 to 15 new players. Even if it’s set up for his successor and women’s assistant Janet Cassidy, who will remain with the women’s program to help ease the transition. “I can honestly say I feel comfortable with this period,” Caligiuri said. “It’s all set up for great success.” Swanson said he is working with the Cal State University system and Cal Poly’s HR department to define the nature of the new women’s position – which will not effect Caligiuri’s salary or the two program’s independent budgets – and the qualifications that Cal Poly will seek. “We’re still defining the criteria,” Swanson said. “But we want someone with a great understanding of the (NCAA Division II model) and understands the relationship between academics and athletics and has proven success wherever they have coached before.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The direction for both programs, at the moment, is status quo. Caligiuri and his staff will continue to scout, recruit and prepare both programs for the 2006 season. When and if the search – which Swanson hopes to begin in early February and conclude by May – reveals a viable replacement, Caligiuri will hand over the reins to a women’s program that has become a two-time Academic All-American squad and a three-time participant in the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament under his watch. “I’ll be the women’s soccer team’s No. 1 fan,”‘ Caligiuri said. “Obviously, I’m attached to both the men’s and the women’s programs, so it’s hard to move forward. But mainly I’m excited to get the support from (president Michael J. Ortiz) to support building the program. It really allows soccer to become more of a premier sport (at Cal Poly).” The move will separate the programs’ coaching staffs for the first time since 1990, when women’s coach Brian Weisner assumed both positions. Caligiuri can pour all of his efforts into a men’s program that has yet to make a CCAA tournament appearance during his tenure. The men’s team went 3-15-1 overall under interim coach Ryan Heise in 2002 and 8-9-1 in Caligiuri’s first season. The team hasn’t won more than seven games since and finished 5-12-3 during a 2005 season marked by both great transition (14 new players) and impact injuries (goalkeeper Tim Sisk was among the notables to miss time). At the same time, injuries also played a major role in the women’s team finishing the 2005 season 6-10-2. In a move that will allow for more concentrated emphases on both programs, Cal Poly Pomona will open a national search in the coming weeks to hire a full-time women’s soccer coach, athletic director Brian Swanson said Wednesday. “I think it’s a win-win situation for both programs,” Swanson said. “It allows (Caligiuri) to continue to emphasize the men’s program and gives us the opportunity to give our women student-athletes concentrated focus and direction.” center_img For four seasons, U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Paul Caligiuri has manned both the men’s and women’s head coach positions at Cal Poly Pomona. Now he might not have to. last_img read more

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DONEGAL MODEL GETS THREATS OVER SKY SOCCER SHOW

first_imgMODEL Collette McBarron was bombarded with abusive messages after her appearance on Sky Sports show Soccer AM, it has been revealed.The Donegal Town native and ex-squaddie says she was stunned she was bombarded with threats via Facebook because of the British programme’s links with the British Army.She appeared on the show wearing a Chelsea top and skimpy shorts. Collette, 26, who hit the headlines two years ago when she controversially quit her job as an army lieutenant.“I’ve received quite a few private mails full of abuse since the show aired and some of them have been really threatening,” said the London-based private fitness instructor.“Some of them have been claiming that the Irish army ‘won’t be happy with you,’ and things like that, because the show is broadcast to the troops in Afghanistan.“I was actually quite shocked, it does put a bit of a dampener on it but I’ve been trying not to let it get to me. It’s coming up on two years since I left the army and as far as I’m concerned I made the right decision. “That’s all in the past for me now and I just wish people would let me get on with my life. I live in London now. If people want to give out about me doing the show then that’s up to them.”The Donegal woman told Sky viewers of her love for Chelsea – and says she is hoping to do more work for SkySports.She rejected the view the show is sexist.Collette added: “I would completely disagree with anyone who thinks there was anything sexist about what I wore on the programme.“I mean there are loads of women in the audience and Helen Chamberlain has been presenting the show for years. It’s just all about the love of soccer. “When I was on, I had fun. I was never made to feel like I was not an equal to anyone. I never felt I was being taken advantage or anything like that. It was just really light-hearted stuff,” she added.She also backed the firing of Andy Gray, adding: “When he’s in such a position where his opinion has a lot of influence, I don’t think he can be as prejudiced as he is.“It was a shock when he was let go but they do have a policy where they have no tolerance for anything like that.”DONEGAL MODEL GETS THREATS OVER SKY SOCCER SHOW was last modified: February 8th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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