49ers: The Nick Bosa pick puts John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan on the clock

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/26/bang_70cd44d6-07f6-4330-bb3c-08cac4a615bd”]SANTA CLARA — The 49ers didn’t try to deliberately lose at the end of the 2018 season, so they didn’t land the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.But after months of rumors and innuendo, confidence and concern, the football gods provided mercy — the Niners ended up taking the No. 1 player on their draft board with the No. 2 overall pick.Selecting Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was a no-brainer, …last_img

Chase Center: Workers to spend Thanksgiving ripping out practice facility hardwood

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Less than three months after an NBA-ribbon cutting, workers will spend Thanksgiving Day and weekend tearing up and replacing the hardwood of the Golden State Warriors practice facility courts located below the Chase Center arena court.The work begins after the completion of Wednesday night’s home game against the Chicago Bulls, which begins at 7:30 p.m. An out-of state flooring company specializing in basketball courts contacted by this news agency reported it plans to deliver …last_img

Report: Social Networks Growing while Other Social Media Sites Stagnate and Decline

first_imgUniversal McCann has released a new report that looks at the state of social media today. Apparently, this trend is showing no sign of slowing down. In fact, it’s still growing. From posting photos to writing blogs, the desire to share has become a universal phenomenon. However, the latest report shows that internet users are beginning to now center their digital life around social networks like Facebook, MySpace, and Orkut, choosing to share their content within these sites instead of on services with a single focus, like Blogger or Flickr.After four surveys of active internet users, a group whose total estimated global audience is now 625 million (or one in thirteen of people worldwide!), UM found that the usage of social networks is on the rise. For example, 76% of social network users upload photos and 33% upload videos – percentages that were up from 45% and 16.9%, respectively, as noted in UM’s previous report released in spring of last year. The new report also found that social networking is not a niche activity. Nearly two-thirds of internet users have spent time managing their online profiles. Also, 96% of active social network users have visited their friends’ pages. And these numbers can be taken to the bank. UM questioned 22,729 active internet users in 38 countries between November 2008 and March 2009 to deliver what is the largest global analysis of social media we have seen to date. As you can tell by looking at the chart below, interacting with social media remains an important part of users’ internet experience. Several activities have seen increased growth since last year, most notably those involving social networks. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Surprisingly, the only activity to see a dip is uploading videos to video sharing sites. Still, video watching is now seeing a high penetration rate among active internet users at 83%, a number consistent with last year. But when you look at how many people are uploading video to social networking sites, it’s there that you see the growth. 33% upload videos to their social network profiles, up from 16.9% last year, as previously noted.Blogging also has reached a saturation point, it appears. UM notes that 71% of users report reading blogs – an increase of only 1% since last year. This seems to correlate with recent findings from Forrester Research, who also reported that no increase in blog reading was reported over last year. The most interesting finding, though, is that social networks are seeing the most growth globally while other social media platforms stagnate or decline. Users are still sharing photos and videos and posting blog entries, they just tend to do this within a social networking site these days. Social networks are an extremely popular destination right now. Two-thirds of active internet users have managed an online profile and 71.1% have visited a friend’s social network page. When you look at active social networkers instead of just active internet users, that figure is even higher: 96% of that group has visited a friend’s page. Even though these figures represent an average across 38 different countries, UM says that the figure has increased in every market except Brazil and Mexico.The report also notes that the U.S. is a dominant player in the social media space with 60% of active internet users in this country managing a social network profile – a number up from 43.2% last year. These continued increases in social media activity may partially be thanks to a coinciding increase in mobile internet access since nearly a fifth of active internet users have mobile access today. However, speculating as to why social media usage is on the rise goes beyond what this report aims to do.For more information about the worldwide social media growth, including country spotlights and best practices, check out UM’s report here. Related Posts Tags:#social networks#Trends#web sarah perez A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Entire Indian team will miss VVS Laxman, says MS Dhoni

first_imgApparently incommunicado when VVS Laxman tried contacting him before announcing retirement, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni paid rich tribute to the veteran batsman saying that his absence would be felt by the entire team.”The whole team will miss you VVS. One of the best human being I have ever met in my life. Spent a lot of time with him while batting and fielding and the chat would always be about the team. Will miss him whenever the team cuts cake, personally I will really miss you Lachu bhai,” Dhoni tweeted.On Saturday, while announcing his immediate retirement despite being selected for the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand, Laxman had raised a few eyebrows by stating that he could not contact Dhoni despite trying.”I did try to get in touch with Dhoni but as you know it’s very difficult to reach him,” Laxman had said with a smile during an emotional press conference in Hyderabad.Meanwhile, tributes poured in for the stylish right-hander with not just cricketers but athletes from other sports lauding him.”Thank you for all the memories VVS. Cricket world will mourn, Aussie cricket will celebrate,” tweeted tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi.”India will miss VVS Laxman, rock solid batsman, a great ambassador for cricket and above all one of the best human beings I have met,” added Olympic silver-medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Rathore.Young Indian batsman Virat Kohli also took to twitter to applaud the veteran.”A very very special cricketer and a more special person. A true inspiration and class personified! You will be missed Laxman bhai. Take a bow,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

India defeat England by 6 wickets in 3rd ODI at Nottingham

first_imgSuresh Raina celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Alex Hales (right), during at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England, on August 30, 2014. Photo: APAmbati Rayudu scored an unbeaten 64 as India relied on an all-round performance to defeat England by six wickets in the third cricket one-dayer and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Saturday.Rayudu, who was drafted in place of an injured Rohit Sharma, stitched 87 runs with Suresh Raina (42) from 14.5 overs for the fourth wicket as India chased down the modest target of 228 with 42 balls to spare.Ravichandran Ashwin, however, took home the Man of the Match award for his excellent performance with the ball as he picked up three wickets giving away just 37 runs.Ajinkya Rahane, who was promoted to opener’s slot, made 45 while Virat Kohli struck 40, his highest innings score of the tour so far, as the Indian batsmen had an easy outing against a pedestrian-looking English bowling at Trent Bridge.Rayudu grabbed his chance of making it to the playing eleven with both hands as he scored his third half century in his 14th ODI. He hit six fours in his 78-ball unbeaten knock.Rayudu himself struck the winning runs a two off James Tredwell as India reached 228 for four in 43 overs to fashion a clinical win to the celebration of the Indians at the dressing room and sizeble supporters at the stand.Ravindra Jadeja was the other unbeaten batsman on 12.The visiting batsmen played sensible cricket without taking much risks after their bowlers, led by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (3/39), had put them on top by dismissing England for 227.advertisementShikhar Dhawan was the lone Indian batsman who did not make a substantial contribution in the match which saw home side paceman James Anderson being booed by Indian supporters.Anderson was involved in an ugly spat with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test at the same venue here. India had lost the five-match Test series 1-3.The first ODI at Bristol was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rains. The remaining two ODIs of the series will be played at Birmingham (Sept 2) and Leeds (Sept 5).Teams:England: Alastair Cook (C), Alex Hales, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Steven Finn, James Tredwell and James AndersonIndia: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma.Scorecard:last_img read more