Warriors mailbag: Explaining Stephen Curry’s staggered minutes

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – Another week means another mailbag in which Warriors fans express angst about the team’s lack of consistent dominance. Another theme has emerged, though. What is the deal with Stephen Curry’s new role?Why is Warriors coach Steve Kerr staggering Curry’s minutes with the second unit? Why is Curry sitting during significant portions of the fourth quarter? …last_img read more

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As Sharks flounder, can moves — big or small — be far off?

first_imgSAN JOSE — Can a move, or two, be far off for the Sharks? Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.As Sharks flounder, can moves — big or small — be far off? Small moves, drastic moves. Whatever the case may be, it’s hard to imagine Sharks general manager Doug Wilson standing pat much longer as his team goes through one of its toughest first-half stretches in quite a while.The latest loss, 5-2 to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, was the fifth …last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, August 23, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today looks similar to yesterday in nearly every way, shape and form. High pressure drifts central to southeast Indiana today, working into SW OH late this afternoon. This will keep temps pleasantly cool (for late august) as north and northwest breezes will be seen over most of Ohio along with dominant sunshine. As we transition onto the backside of the high tonight, south winds pick up, and funnel warmer, more humid air back into the region. This will set the stage for our next round of precipitation.We see clouds increase tomorrow, and we are now confident that we will see rain in here faster on Friday. In fact, we likely see rains moving into NW Ohio and perhaps west central Ohio before sunset, and then the action continues off an on through Saturday and Sunday. The bigger frequency and coverage of rain out of those two days comes Saturday. We also are not ruling out thunderstorms yet, especially Saturday, but they still seem to be widely scattered. We will put combined rain totals for the 2 and half day period (Friday afternoon through Sunday) at a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch on the low end, and .75” on the top end. If thunderstorms do develop, 1”+ rains would be possible in highly isolated areas. These thunderstorms will not be a feature that a lot of people get…the atmosphere looks much, much more stable before this boundary moves in, and will not be a good catalyst to convective action. The map at right is an estimate of combined rain fall from late Friday through the weekend.So, with the precipitation moving in sooner, we are in fact going to move it out faster. We are going dry in our forecast now for next Monday and will continue to project the dry pattern through the rest of the week. We are looking for our next minor system to arrive late next Friday, the 31st, but it also looks to affect only far northern and perhaps even only NW OH areas. We will keep an eye on scattered showers for next Friday from US 24 northwest-ward, but the southern drive of this system seems to be waning, and that could lead to the dry weather holding all day Friday over the rest of Ohio. In those northwestern areas, there could be up to half an inch of scattered showers, with coverage at 50% of the area from US 24 northward, and the best action, at least the way it looks this morning, will be closer to the MI line.The extended period we are less keen on precipitation around the Labor Day weekend. There likely still is a boundary there, but if we end up going drier for most of next week, we think it will be more difficult to source moisture in the atmosphere for any kind of mediocre front, which the Labor Day system seems to be trending toward. Before taking action completely out, we will just pull amounts back, as the front is still nearby, and also pull coverage back to nearly 40%. Rain totals will be no more than a few hundredths to half an inch as it stands right now. With no changes in the dynamics of this system, look for that to dwindle in future forecasts. The rest of the 11-16 day window should be precipitation free.Pleasant temps in the short term, and we climb to near normal levels for the weekend and early next week. Later in the week if south winds roll back in, a move to slightly above normal levels is expected, but no excessive heat is likely.last_img read more

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Google Invented Reading Lists?

first_imgdana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Well-known podcaster and RSS pioneer Dave Winer is critical about Google’s reading list patent. In a recent blog post, Winer explains how Google filed a patent laying claim to “a method of subscribing to a collection of feeds”. Winer’s own Scripting News discusses OPML file subscriptions or “reading lists” much earlier than the patent application and from what I understand, BlogBridge has also supported dynamic reading lists for years. The Google invention idea seems similar to the company’s Bundles product – a tool that allows users to create Google Reader lists and share them as either a link, widget or subscription. Nevertheless, Winer makes the assertion that Google should state the process of invention and apologize if the company is disproved as the inventor and found to have stolen from the RSS community. Given Winer’s prominence as a member of the RSS community, it’s understandable why he should feel frustrated. If you’ve got examples of “reading list” style references that pre-date the Google patent application, let us know in the comments below. Photo Credit: Mykl Roventine Related Posts last_img read more

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Oakland Home Renovation Gets Platinum Rating

first_imgAwarded More LEED Points Than Any Other Renovation in the U.S.OAKLAND, CA — Homeowners David and Sara Gottfried have received a LEED Platinum rating for their recently completed home renovation in Oakland. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, which David Gottfried founded, their 1,440-square-foot home received the highest LEED for Homes score — 106.5 points out of a possible 136 — of any residential renovation in the country.The 1915 bungalow now boasts new Marvin windows with low-e double glazing, a 2.7-kW photovoltaic array, a solar thermal system, a rainwater collection system for toilet flushing, and a gray-water recycling system to irrigate the garden. For more information, visit www.gottfriedhome.com.last_img read more

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BBC Resurrects Early Sound-Effects Machines On The Web

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… No Flash RequiredFor each retro sound-making device, the site has historical information, a live simulator demo and the source code used to create it. The kicker? It was all built without a touch of Flash or anything other than open, cross-device-friendly Web standards. The team at the BBC utilized the Web Audio API, which uses JavaScript to process and synthesize audio in the browser. It’s the kind of thing developers once had no choice but to rely on Flash for, but is now easily achievable using lighter weight, more open technology.  As for the interfaces, those were done using frameworks like backbone.js and jQuery, alongside custom-built elements developed in house at the BBC. Each demo has a detailed technical breakdown showing how it was built. This is awesome. Not just because it gives us fun little browser-based synthesizers to play with, but because of what demos like this mean for the Web. For the last two or three years, developers have been moving away from clunky, proprietary technologies like Flash and Silverlight and, whenever possible, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build complex interfaces and embed multimedia. The result is a smoother experience that works across devices and browsers without the need for extra plugins. And yes, simulating old-fashioned gun shots using a graphical UI in the browser while you should be working? That’s cool too.  john paul titlow 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts We take our ability to create sounds for granted. Today’s software and synthesizers allow any teenager to take a sample of any sound, manipulate it any fashion imaginable, forming entirely new sounds. If they so desire, they can create their own album of electronic soundscapes. Today, anybody with even minimal training can be a sound producer, DJ or radio host. We’ve come a long way. Back in 1958, though, sound was not so easy to create and play with. But the then relatively young medium of radio demanded sound effects like gunshots and new music for a growing line-up of audio programs. To meet the needs of show producers, the BBC launched the Radiophonic Workshop, a sound effects lab where musicians and sound engineers created fake gun shots by slapping rulers on a table, used analog tape loops and built pre-synthesizer sound effects machines. Interactive, Web-based simulations of those early machines are now available, thanks to the BBC’s Research & Development Department, which recently launched a fascinating prototype showcasing four digital noisemakers. The fun site features a gun-shot sound effect generator, a pre-synthesizer “wobbulator,” a trio of tape loop machines and an early ring modulator, which was used to generate the robot voice on the original Dr. Who. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#audio#BBC#sound#web standards last_img read more

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How Social Selling Jumped the Shark

first_imgThere aren’t too many people who believe as deeply as I do in the power of the social tools in business. And yes, salespeople can use these tools to good effect. So this is going to sting a little bit, but here is the truth:Social Selling has jumped the shark.Too much hype. It’s never good to overpromise and under deliver. But that is what social selling has done. It has been offered as the panacea to all the problems that ail sales organizations, and in doing so, the case has been greatly overstated. Wait. It gets worse.The social selling pitch has misled salespeople and sales organization. I am not sure why the social selling proponents have felt that their best argument for using social tools was to suggest that all other methods of prospecting no longer work. The tools have value without making such claims. But too many people have believed this claim, and to their detriment. Honestly, I do know why the proponents of social selling target traditional prospecting methods; that is the primary area where social tools create potential value.Misreading of trends and research. Buyers are on the Internet. Why? Because everyone is on the Internet. The fact that buyers have a LinkedIn profile and a Twitter account provides no more evidence that they want an email or a connection request from a salesperson than a telephone proves they want a phone call. Let’s say I am wrong. Let’s say that buyers are burning up the web getting the evaluation stage of their buying process. That doesn’t change what salespeople need to do to succeed. In fact, it would make those actions more necessary–and more urgent.The words “social selling” don’t match the outcomes salespeople need. The social tools are spectacular for researching your dream clients. For a salesperson with already great prospecting chops, they are incredibly useful. But the social tools only deal with targets above the funnel. They create awareness, brand recognition, and an opportunity to connect. They even allow you to ask for an appointment, should you be so old school. But the tools don’t lend themselves to most of what salespeople do outside of prospecting and nurturing.Proponents sell the idea that to sell you have to not sell. The proponents of social selling suggest that the best way to sell is to not sell at all. Instead, you are supposed to be helpful. This pitch is very appealing to a certain segment of people who carry the title of salesperson without really embracing the role. This idea is causing salespeople and sales organizations to produce results that are less than they should be. It’s too passive. It assumes that inbound opportunities are enough or are somehow more valuable than outbound opportunities. There is nothing about outbound that makes it inherently more self-oriented than inbound.The social curriculum isn’t aligned with real sales outcomes. The curriculum for some of the social selling courses I have seen are mostly built on the proper use of the tools, like setting up a good LinkedIn profile, and writing a good introduction email. They’re built on the idea that “connecting” and “sharing” is the goal. These ideas drive awareness, build your personal brand, and may even allow you to nurture your dream client. These are more marketing than sales. The real goal in any social selling program should be appointment-setting. In fact, I might sign up for a course called: “Appointment-setting using LinkedIn.” Or maybe, “How to Make the Ask Using LinkedIn.”Like social media marketing, anyone with command of the tools is an expert. Try to find a social media marketing expert now. The people with true marketing chops ran away from this title years ago, when every marketing person with a blog and a Twitter account self-identified as an expert. Now they recognize themselves as content marketers or work in digital marketing. Some of the best people in this space never called themselves social media marketers at all, recognizing that the tools were not the deep, underlying force at work but enablers. But a command of the tools doesn’t translate to being able to help produce the main outcome for salespeople, namely acquiring new customers.People with great prospecting chops are great at social too. The salespeople that are good on the phone, good in a room, and good in a face-to-face meeting with a prospect are also good when it comes to using the social tools. They have the requisite confidence. But the folks that lack the confidence in real life, aren’t much better with the social tools. Mostly they hide behind email, afraid to ask for the commitments they really need to create or win an opportunity.The people who benefit the most from social tools and content marketing are entrepreneurs and thought-leaders. Salespeople can’t (or shouldn’t) publish. There is a difference between being a content creator and a curator. Both roles have value, but content is still King (or Queen), and it’s the creator that benefits the most from its sharing. Salespeople need marketing to give them the insights and the tools to share ideas that create value and nurture a relationship. Marketing applies these tools broadly. When salespeople market, it must be done one-to-one, as that it the nature of the relationship.By pretending to be too much, social selling is too little. It could be more. It should be more.The professional proponents of using the social tools understand the value that they create, but they don’t overstate that value. They also readily admit that the social tools do nothing to replace traditional prospecting approaches, but rather, they supplement them.If you are in business-to-business sales, you need to use the social tools. Especially the most useful tool in this regard, LinkedIn. Then you need to go back to doing the work of selling. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Tallo heats up as Racal cruises past AMA

first_imgRobredo: 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 Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mario Bonleon topscored for AMA Online Education with 31 points and 12 rebounds, but shot 8-of-20 from the field, including 0-of-8 from three.Daniel Salonga also had 20 markers and four boards, while Renzo Subido got 11 in the loss.The Scores:RACAL MOTORS 118 – Tallo 20, Lozada 17, Cortez 15, Salado 13, Ayonayon 12, Faundo 9, Capacio 9, Dela Cruz 7, Apreku 6, Mangahas 4, Grimaldo 2, Bulawan 2, Abrigo 2, Cabrera 0.AMA 100 – Bonleon 31, Salonga 20, Subido 11, Teodoro 9, Pontejos 8, Villanueva 7, Jordan 4, Bragais 4, Celso 4, Grospe 2, Carpio 0, Calma 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 36-16, 66-43, 94-73, 118-100.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “Mac is very impressive for his first game for us,” noted coach Jerry Codiñera. “I hope he continues to play the way he did.”Tallo’s hot-shooting was the perfect encapsulation of Racal Motors’ blazing start, where it went on a 13-of-17 clip from the field in the first quarter to grab a 36-16 lead, which further extended to 31, 106-75, with 6:49 left in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“Of course, we’re happy because we got our first win, which is very crucial for a team that has went on an overhaul. We’ll just make our adjustments along the way,” said Codiñera.Janus Lozada added 17 markers, while Jam Cortez chimed in 15 points and five boards for the Alibaba. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Mac Tallo. PBA IMAGESMac Tallo scorched from beyond the arc in his debut as Racal Motors zoomed past AMA Online Education, 118-100, Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Cebuano guard fired 15 of his 20 points in the first half and shot 4-of-9 from three to help the Alibaba cruise to their first win of the conference. He also had four assists and three rebounds in the victory.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NBA: Wall believes Kentucky prospect Fox better than Ball, Fultz BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

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