Fleet sets sail as local rents grow

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O’Donovan brothers qualify for final at European Rowing Championship

first_imgGary and Paul O’Donovan have qualified for the final of the lightweight men’s double sculls at the European Rowing Championship.The Cork brothers finished their semi-final in second place this morning to reach tomorrow’s final in the Czech Republic.Earlier Denise Walsh also qualified for the final of the lightweight women’s single sculls.last_img

Today’s Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks: Advice, strategy for Wednesday’s DraftKings, FanDuel NHL DFS contests

first_imgWelcome back for another season of NHL DFS! Hockey (and daily fantasy hockey) return tonight with a four-game opening slate that includes a battle of the past two Stanley Cup champions, the Blues and Capitals. As is the case most days during the NHL season, we’re here to hep you take down some GPPs and cash games with our favorite DraftKings and FanDuel picks.Before we get into tonight’s plays, we’d like to give you a preview of Fantasy Alarm’s NHL coverage. Every day we will have either a full Playbook like the one below or a more narrative-form breakdown of the slate along with example lineups for slates of three or more games. If there are multiple slates in a day with more than three games, we will cover the larger of the two slates, and if there are an equal number of games on split slates, the later of the two slates. We will not have coverage on days where there is only a one- or two-game slate. Today’s NHL DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Wednesday, Oct. 2Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Wednesday’s Fantasy Alarm’s NHL DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy hockey competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.                                   Pos PlayerMatchupFDDKY!AnalysisCA. MatthewsOTT@TORWed 7:00$8300$7700$34The Leafs are the big favorite of this short opening slate as -300 home favorites against the Senators. Ottawa lacks talent and depth, but its first line and first pair had noticeably better possession numbers than the rest of the lineup last year. The matchup against its top five isn’t bad necessarily, but the matchups against Senators down the lineup are some of the best individual matchups of the night. Last year it was the John Tavares line that tended to match up with the opposing top line in home games, so Matthews’ line should see more of the depth if that usage holds this season.CC. McDavidVAN@EDMWed 10:00$9000$8100$35Per my own matchup stat, the Oilers have the second best matchup of the night after the Leafs. Vegas has the team in their own city with the second highest implied goal total of the night, but I prefer the Oilers as a second option. McDavid is great and matchup-proof, that does not need explaining. He may not be affordable in cash, but fit him in if you can and consider him for GPPs, as his upside is always through the roof.CR. Nugent-HopkinsVAN@EDMWed 10:00$5800$5300$19RNH is a cheaper option to get some Oilers in your lineup. He centers the second line and has the dangerous Leon Draisaitl on his wing. RNH also has the benefit of playing on the top PP unit with Draisaitl and McDavid. He’s a nice value on both sites.CB. SchennWSH@STLWed 8:00$5700$4700$16The Blues will host the previous Cup winners, the Caps, in their home opener. While Washington’s top line is dangerous offensively, it’s not the most intimidating line defensively. Schenn’s line typically got opposing top lines in home games late last year, so they could be the beneficiary of the matchup with Ovi and company. Plus/minus hasn’t been a stat in DFS scoring for years, so it’s no concern if the Caps score on them.CB. HorvatVAN@EDMWed 10:00$6100$4800$19Horvat is a nice value on DK. He’ll take up a little more than 11 percent of the cap on FD but only 9.6 percent of the cap on DK. Horvat has a top-six role and plays on the second PP unit for the Canucks. If you’re looking for a pure salary relief option on DK, Chris Tierney is another option at the C position. Tierney is under $3K, and while he won’t see PP work, he is centering Ottawa’s second line.CC. GlassSJ@VGKWed 10:30$3600$2800$10Horvat and Tierney were going to be the value options listed here at C, but Glass cannot be ignored. There’s a real chance the sixth overall pick from this year’s draft is centering Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty and playing with them on the top power play unit in his first NHL game. At his price, he’d be a real value with that kind of usage.WA. JohnssonOTT@TORWed 7:00$5100$5400$15Johnsson joins Matthews at even strength and on the power play and is thus a good option for a stack. William Nylander is the third member of that line, though Nylander plays on the second unit. Johnsson is too expensive on DK but is reasonably priced on FD, which is also the site where Matthews is priced better. Among Toronto forwards on the top PP unit, Mitch Marner is the one whose price tag is more appealing on DK.WM. StoneSJ@VGKWed 10:30$7400$6900$26Vegas is the other sizable favorite of the slate as a -190 home favorite against San Jose. San Jose is a solid possession team that makes it unappealing to pick on, but it had the worst goaltending in the league last year by SV%, so its opponents can’t be ignored. Stone is their most productive fantasy player on average, so he’s the play if you’re looking to not deviate too much from the chalk in cash games.WR. SmithSJ@VGKWed 10:30$5300$5300$18Smith and Jonathan Marchessault play on the wings of William Karlsson, and that entire line stays together on the second PP unit, which gives them some stack appeal. Smith is a bit of a value on FD and could be used as a one-off there, and the line as a whole is priced better there, so that would be the site to stack them in a GPP.WA. ChiassonVAN@EDMWed 10:00$3700$3000$12Chiasson is a nice salary relief option on both sites, but especially on DK where he’s only $3,000. Chiasson will skate on the third line, but his value comes from his spot on the top PP unit. There was some thought to including rookie Joakim Nygard here. He’s a 26-year-old signed out of the Swedish Elite League, and he might play on the top line with McDavid out of the gate. But that’s a big “might”. Nygard would have little to no value if he’s not playing alongside McDavid, so we need to see it before we play it.WV. TarasenkoWSH@STLWed 8:00$8100$6700$27Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz are the wingers on the Schenn line, and the line stays together on the top PP unit, which adds to their stack appeal. The entire line is priced better on DK than FD, so they make for an interesting stack option there.WB. PirriSJ@VGKWed 10:30$3900$4600$16Pirri is your salary relief option on FD with a price tag under $4K. He’ll play on the third line with either Paul Stastny or Glass centering him, and he should play on the second PP unit with the Karlsson line we like for a GPP stack.DM. RiellyOTT@TORWed 7:00$5700$6200$23Rielly is how you get your chalk exposure to the Tavares line. Rielly skated the most with the Tavares line at even strength in home games last season, and he’s the D-man on the top PP unit, which gets you some indirect exposure to each top-six line.DN. SchmidtSJ@VGKWed 10:30$4500$4000$16Schmidt could be an option to include in a VGK2 stack. He’s reasonably priced and joins the Karlsson line on the second PP unit.DO. KlefbomVAN@EDMWed 10:00$5000$5000$17Klefbom is the D-man who gets to play on the top PP unit with all the Edmonton forwards listed above. He’s priced reasonably on both sites but a bit better on FD.DA. EdlerVAN@EDMWed 10:00$5100$5100$21Edler was a great value last season, and he’s starting off the year the same way as the top defensive value on FD and second-best value on DK per my projections. He’s a top pair defenseman who sees PP1 work, so he obviously has a good chance to find the scoresheet. But Edler can produce in fantasy without scoring points. Among D-men on this slate, Edler led them last year in shots on goal plus blocks per minutes played. That gives him a nice floor.GF. AndersenOTT@TORWed 7:00$8700$8400$33Andersen is the chalk option in net with the Leafs easily being the biggest favorite of the night. He has the highest projection of any goalie tonight by a good margin and is worth paying up for when you can, particularly in cash.GM. KoskinenVAN@EDMWed 10:00$7500$7200$27If Andersen isn’t in my lineup, Koskinen will be. As stated, the Oilers would be my second choice of the night, and though they’re not as heavily favored as the Golden Knights, they’re a -130 home favorite. Koskinen is priced well on both sites and is the top goalie value on both sites per my projections. One caveat here: If you want to use Edler and/or Horvat in your lineup and can’t afford Andersen, you won’t want to use Koskinen. In that even, his opponent, Jacob Markstrom could be used in conjunction with Canuck skaters.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today! MORE: Free one-week trial of Fantasy Alarm’s PRO toolsWe’re glad to have you with us this season, and we hope you find value in our content this season! We invite you to check out our season-long and DFS content for all sports with a free one-week trial to Fantasy Alarm.last_img read more

Leafs skills camp a success

first_imgBefore taking a job with Vernon Vipers of the BCHL, former Leaf coach Chris Shaw said he would run a hockey school for the Nelson Leafs.The former Leafs skipper delivered with the first ever Nelson Leafs Skills Development Hockey School. “We have about 40 kids,” Shaw said Thursday from the NDCC Arena during a break at the afternoon session of the younger players.This week long camp features on-ice and dryland activities daily. This is Shaw’s final official duty with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club. He leaves for Vernon to assume the assistant coaching position with the Vipers.Taking over for Shaw is former Leaf assistant coach Frank Maida.Nelson Leafs training camp is set for August 31 to September 3 at the NDCC Arena.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Lazyfeed Implements RSSCloud/PubSubHubBub for “Real Real Time”

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts center_img jolie odell In an email today, Lazyfeed cofounder and CEO Ethan Gahng informed us that the RSS reader is now supporting both RSSCloud and PubSubHubBub protocols, allowing for real-time integration of WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, and Feedburner content.“Our internal tests show that the service has actually become significantly faster,” Gahng wrote. “Now some content from as recent as several seconds ago is being notified through Lazyfeed.”Lazyfeed is a feed reader intended for the ever-growing market of, as we wrote previously, “those of us who are too lazy for RSS feeds but still in the market for real-time, personalized blog searches.” Internally, we’ve found the site incredibly useful. “To be frank, it’s been so useful in churning up news items that I’ve been hesitant to discuss it publicly,” Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote in a recent post.Just a few days ago, we wrote about Lazyfeed’s announcing support for RSSCloud. Lazyfeed was the first feed reader after RSSCloud creator Dave Winer’s own software called River2 to support the new protocol, which added a real-time element to RSS feeds from, among other sources, WordPress blogs.Additional implementation of PubSubHubBub allows for real-time content from Atom feeds, including Typepad blogs, Blogger blogs, and Feedburner content. “It is now really like an instant messenger, ” wrote Gahng in a blog post.Gahng went on to discuss the issue of real-time Feedburner content, saying, “It seems that Feedburner itself is not real-time. Right now, all content from Feedburner-hosted blogs is not being collected in real time. It seems that the feed is updated several minutes after the actual post is published.He further suggested a “relay of two real-time notifications” between a blog and the Feedburner server through either of the real-time feed protocols. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How to Take Your Company Mobile Today

first_imgTags:#biz#How To#tips Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As mobile phone penetration continues to surge, the years-old hype about the mobile Web being the next big thing is no doubt coming true. But despite all of the industry gurus, conference keynotes and trade magazine articles imploring you to get your business ready for the mobile space, it’s not always easy to know where to begin. Sure, you could hire a team of top-notch mobile developers, but not every business owner has that luxury, especially with the economy still in limbo. Here are a few tools to get started:Make Your Website Mobile FriendlyYour company’s website may be getting you noticed on the desktop, but what happens when people try to access it from their phones? Probably a lot of pinching, scrolling and squinting. There are a few ways to get your existing site ready for mobile display with minimal coding and development required. One such tool is a hosted solution called Mofuse, which offers an intuitive drag-and-drop interface from which to manage mobile content, design and ads. Plug in an RSS feed URL to pull content in from your company blog (or any source), or simply publish static pages with the most pertinent info. When it’s ready, Mofuse provides several flavors of code snippets for redirecting mobile users from your full-size desktop site to the more mobile-friendly version. Another option is Mobify, a freemium service that takes your existing website and strips it down to only the essentials you want your mobile users to see. The result is a clean, highly usable design that displays for the users who visit your site from their phones. Although they have different pricing plans and feature sets, both Mofuse and Mobify come with custom domains, analytics, ad server integration and e-commerce options.Get Started With QR Codes Although not yet as common in the U.S. as they are in Japan, QR (quick response) codes are popping up more and more in commercial and marketing contexts. These square barcode-esque patterns can be printed on any page or real-world surface to enable users with a QR-equipped mobile phone to scan it and then be be redirected to any URL. These could be used in print advertisements to send users to your mobile site for more information or for special promotional offers. While the jury is still out on if and when QR codes will see widespread adoption in the West, it’s easy to get started using one of the many QR code generators that are out there, including Kaywa QR Code, Delivr and QR Stuff to name a few. Keep it SocialThis may seem like a no-brainer and the last thing the world needs is somebody else espousing the magic of the social Web, but we would be remiss to discuss going mobile without touching on the most obvious and simple way of getting your brand onto people’s phones. Let’s face it: people access sites like Facebook and Twitter from their phones all day long. If your company has a social media strategy, then it already has the beginnings of a mobile strategy. Phone photo by Thiago Felipe Festa. QR photo by cocreatr.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… john paul titlowlast_img read more

ReadWrite DeathWatch: Feature Phones

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The ProblemDurable, cheap phones that don’t use expensive data don’t add up to a very good business. The last thing anyone on the sell side wants is users who talk on their cellphones – and do little else.Feature phones leave little room beyond ringtones and text messaging for up-sells. Without apps and zippy interfaces for accessing them, theres little differentiation, no long-term platform lock-in and almost no carrier value. That’s why Motorola recently joined Sony in winding down feature phone production. (In the short term, that helps Nokia, which is seeing modest growth in feature phone sales, but even it knows the money’s in Windows.)It’s not all a supply issue. There’s also legitimate demand for smartphones. In the developing world, mobile networks are often the most reliable form of Internet access, and having a phone that can take advantage of those networks is often critical. In the U.S. and Europe, the spread of social networks is helping drive smartphone adoption. And with the cheapest 4G prepaid phones dropping below $100, there’s little reason to settle for an old-fashioned burner.The Prognosis The BasicsAfter the Blackberry and then the iPhone created the “smartphone” category, we needed to call the rest of our cellphones something, and “dumbphones” sounded, well, dumb. Thus was born the “feature phone.”While some initially viewed feature phones as an in-between category describing something more than a basic mobile device and less than a full-powered smartphone, the term has generally come to represent everything south of the portable computer-as-cellphone Apple/Android/Windows/Blackberry kinds of devices that get all the media attention. There’s still some disagreement, but for the sake of this post, we’re talking about anything “non-smart.” Mass adoption of smartphones continues to drive down component costs, making feature phones even less attractive. By 2020 – even sooner in richer areas – you’ll be hard pressed to find them on the street. Within a few years, the TracFone racks at Wal-Mart will be full of low-end and mid-range Android smartphones.Can This Technology Be Saved?There will always be a small market for stripped-down phones, particularly in the industrial sector, where rugged design and reliable voice calls trump gesture-aware touchscreens and consumer-friendly glitter. Think Nextel. Still, the clamshells-of-the-future will probably come packed with high-end features, and the average consumer will walk straight past them to the fun stuff.Previous ReadWrite Technology DeathwatchesOne Laptop Per Child (OLPC): No changeIn-House Data Centers: No changePoint-and-Shoot Cameras: No changeVideo Game Consoles: The utility of bundles apps like Netflix and Vudu seems to be slipping. An NPD Study showed that one in five consumers who view streaming video on their TVs do so without a peripheral device.Blu-Ray: The same NPD study reveals that “online video is maturing” as users migrate to watching streaming media on their TVs.QR Codes: It’s been a mixed bag. While Bank of America is testing QR codes for mobile payments (good news for the technology), a security researcher demonstrated how a malicious QR code could be used to wipe a Samsung smartphone.Company DeathwatchesFor an update on ReadWrite’s baker’s dozen of company Deathwatches, check out our updated ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch Update: The Unlucky 13.Smartphone/feature phone image from Boost Mobile.  In the U.S., we most frequently associate feature phones with cheap prepaid plans and stubborn parents who refuse to upgrade, but in the majority of the world, low-tech (and low priced) remains king. According to Gartner, more than 63% of mobile devices sold in the second quarter of 2012 were feature phones.Cost is the main reason, followed by durability. In countries without massive carrier subsidies of handsets, both advantages are magnified. And feature phones are also generally better at being, well, phones. If you spend a lot of time actually talking, aclamshell phone feels a lot more natural than squishing a Galaxy Note II up to your cheek.They’re cheap, they’re durable, and they work. So why are they on the Deathwatch?For starters, they’ve peaked. Feature phones are quickly losing ground to their cleverer cousins. According to that Gartner report, while overall mobile phone device sales were actually down in Q2, smartphone sales jumped 42.7%. While smartphones currently account for only 21% of handsets in the Middle East and Africa, they’re on pace to break 50% in just two2 years. In Southeast Asia, smartphones are currently outsold 3-to-1, but sales are growing at 78% per year. Tags:#Deathwatch#feature phone#smartphone center_img cormac foster Related Posts If it’s not a smartphone, it’s dumb. Despite current global dominance, basic “feature phones” will give up the ghost in just a few years. 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In The Spotlight – Sam Brisby

first_imgIn the seventeenth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Sam Brisby, speaks about how it feels to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup and the biggest influence on his Touch Football career. Name: Sam BrisbyNickname: BrisoAge: 18Affiliate: Manly Occupation: Swimming CoachPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: 2010 Men’s Open Trans Tasman and 2009 Youth Trans Tasman. Career highlights so far: Winning the Men’s Open Trans Tasman Series in 2010.How you got involved in Touch Football: Dad introduced me to the sport.Favourite player: Drumayne Dayberg-Muir  What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup:  It means a great deal reaching the top of my sport and representing Australia. It would be great to win the World Cup. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: DadFavourite sporting moment: Playing my first game for the Australian Men’s Open team.What do you know about Scotland: Long plane flight, ancient castles and cold.Any superstitions: Wearing Lance Armstrong’s ‘Livestrong’ yellow wristband and listening to the same songs on the bus to a big game.Funniest Australian teammate: Anthony Ziade.Favourite quote: Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.Any travel plans for after World Cup: London and Paris.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With only 37 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer ready for ex-teammates media gauntlet: An easy ride?

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer ready for ex-teammates media gauntlet: An easy ride?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to run a gauntlet of former teammates in the media.Ex-United stars attacked Jose Mourinho over his negative tactics, his public rows with Paul Pogba and other first-team stars.Solskjaer said: “I won’t get an easy ride. Do you think Gary Neville will ever give anyone an easy ride?“I sat next to Gary for 11 years in the dressing room and he is different class. He is paid to be a pundit now and I think he is fantastic at his job. Gary is unbelievable.“But he has been a manager as well. He was caretaker manager at Valencia, so he knows what position I’m in. He’s been a player, he’s been a manager, and now he’s a great pundit.“There’s also Scholsey, Rio, Keano. They all have strong opinions and are entitled to those opinions. But they know me as a person. They know how I work and how the club works, so they understand the decisions I will make. They understand that results don’t just come with a flick of my fingers.“But for me this job is about getting better performances and getting the team to improve. If the performances improve then the results will come. If not….then we’ll see.“Results have been mixed this season, but the Premier League has changed. When I played here we maybe had one challenger in Arsenal for a period and then Chelsea. Now there are five or six teams challenging, so it is a completely different competition.“I never thought I would be manager here so I’m just going to enjoy these five months and do the best I can. It’s about getting the fans smiling.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoLaLiga announce all Segunda Division matches available for free on YouTube

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say LaLiga announce all Segunda Division matches available for free on YouTubeby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga has announced that all matches from its second division, LaLiga 1|2|3, will now be available for free via YouTube to millions of consumers worldwide.Starting this weekend, the LaLiga YouTube channel will provide live English commentary from this season’s LaLiga1|2|3 matches in over 155 countries, bringing the competition to large global territories where no previous transmission had been in place. The regions covered in the deal include major markets in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, with all content provided via geolocation. The broadcasts, which are due to begin from today, will provide a significant increase in coverage of LaLiga1|2|3, offering thousands of Spanish football fans around the world the chance to follow their favourite teams for free. For those not yet familiar with the competition, the channel will provide an exciting new platform to get better acquainted with the historic teams playing in the division, such as RC Deportivo, Real Zaragoza, Malaga, CA Osasuna and Cadiz CF.In addition to broadcasting the eleven matches from each game week, a 50-minute highlights programme will also be available to provide a summary of the major events from each match day.In Spain, matches will continue to be shown through existing broadcast operators beIN Connect, Orange, Telecable, Telefónica and Sky.Melcior Soler, director of the LaLiga Audiovisual department, said: “The way we consume live sports is being changed by a new generation of online broadcasters, and we are committed to using such channels to extend the appeal of our competitions. This move will strengthen the LaLiga 1|2|3 by bringing it to an entirely new global audience, in a format that we think will really appeal to the viewer.” last_img read more