Upenieks shot a two-day total of 160 (78,82) to earn the Judy McCrae Trophy as individual champion, one stroke ahead of former Varsity Blue and current Guelph Gryphon Sarah Dunning 161 (79,82). She also earns her 10th career OUA all-star nod, along with two other Blues who finished in the top five. Sophomore standout Ellice Hong placed fourth 164 (82,82), while veteran Kelsey Fuchs finished tied for fifth 168 (85,83). Laura Upenieks claimed her second straight and third career individual title, while the women’s team won their seventh straight provincial banner as the 2018 OUA golf championships wrapped up on Tuesday evening (Oct. 16) at Heron Point Golf Links in Ancaster, Ont.Men’s ResultsWomen’s Results Story Links Final Standings – Women’s Team1. Toronto +722. Queen’s +863. Windsor +954. Waterloo +1015. Western +1166. Brock +1417. Laurier +1478. McMaster +1519. Ottawa +214Final Standings – Men’s Team1. Ottawa +502. Western +523. Laurier +634. Waterloo +645. Guelph +656. Queen’s +687. Windsor +698. McMaster +719. Brock +7310. Toronto +7911. Carleton +8012. Laurentian +9013. Ryerson +11514. York +11615. UOIT +12316. Trent +138 Women’s All-Stars (top five First Team, 6-10 Second Team)First TeamLaura Upenieks (Toronto) – 1Sarah Dunning (Guelph) – 2Melanie Burgess (Windsor) – 3Ellice Hong (Toronto) – T5Jasmine Mussani (Queen’s) – T5Kelsey Fuchs (Toronto) – T5Robyn Campbell (Queen’s) – T5Second TeamElanna Lachaine-DeMarchi (Waterloo) – 8Tavia Maurovic (Windsor) – 9Claire Konning (Waterloo) – T10Samantha Zulian (Laurier) – T10 U of T’s men placed 10th overall with a two-day total of 647. Sophomore Jack Allan was Toronto’s top finisher, earning OUA all-star honours after tying for eighth place individually with a 155 (74,81). Mackenzie Raines was four strokes off Allan with a 159 (77,82). Toronto finished with a combined team score of 492, 18 strokes ahead of the OUA silver medalist Queen’s Gaels. Men’s All-Stars (top five First Team, 6-10 Second Team)First TeamMackenzie Carter (Western) – 1Adam Graham (Brock) – 2Anthony Brodeur (Ottawa) – 3Nikishantess Penashue (Windsor) – T4Tyson Turchanski (Waterloo) – T4Second TeamHenry Luel (Laurier) – T6Devin Bartlett (Waterloo) – T6Andrew Cox (Laurier) – T8Jackson Bowery (Western) – T8Nicholas Workun (Ottawa) – T8Michael Reaume (Ottawa) – T8Jack Allan (Toronto) – T8 Sarah Kim rounded out the Blues winning scores, placing tied for 26th with a 191 (92,99). Dave Woods earned OUA coach of the year honours. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version
As the season of sharing and spreading goodwill beckons, Commander of ‘F’ Division (Bartica/Interior Locations) Ravindranauth Budhram hosted a grand Christmas party for the children of Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni).Commander Ravindranauth Budhram interacting with the children during the partyThe party was held for the members of the Agatash Youth Group and kept at the Agatash Community Centre. The attendees amounted to some 85 youths with ages ranging between five and 16. During the party, the children were gifted with presents and involved in several activities such as singing Christmas carols.The event was supported by parents, residents and the business community in Bartica. The Christmas party is part of the ‘F’ Division Christmas plans for youths in the community.According to Divisional Commander Budhram, this initiative was undertaken as part of efforts to engage youths within the Division in constructive activities. This is in recognition of the fact that youths are the future and special attention needs to be paid to them to ensure they are kept on the right path growing up.“We have to engage them at an early stage in their life to aid in a safe and healthy environment,” he stated, and added that it was heartwarming to see the excitement and pure joy on the faces of the children.
… regional administration failed to help – ToshaoPersons visiting as well as residents living in the Amerindian community of Capoey in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) can now access the community’s tourist sites with much more ease, now that the main access road was upgraded by the Village Council.The Capoey access road being upgradedThe Council members in collaboration with the business community conducted rehabilitative works on the main access road which was almost impassable due to huge pot holes.According to the community’s Toshao, Melrose Henry, the upgrading of the main access road to her area was done through private works. Henry said that maintenance works were needed, and as such, resources had to be sought privately since the regional administration failed to provide necessary help.“I visited the region several times, often I am told the region’s grader is down, the holes were getting huge daily, my people was suffering, I knew I had to do something, roads are key to development in any community,” Henry said.She said it was the Council’s decision to take up the venture since the regional administration had not given the kind of support that was expected. Henry therefore extended gratitude towards the seven Councillors from her village in ensuring that the rehabilitation works were conducted.Henry, however, said that the works were done temporarily to alleviate the burdens faced by residents in accessing the area and therefore called on the Region Two administration for their input.“It’s a Government road… what we are doing is contributing towards the development, we need the development to continue and the Village Council has taken the step, now the region has to give support to do permanent works,” Henry further explained.Attaching a cost to the upgrading, Henry said the Council had to spend over $600,000 to get the access road rehabilitated and there were no engineers or anyone around to get expert advice. She is therefore calling on regional officials to give her community priority for permanent works to be conducted on the road.Currently many persons access the area to visit the beautiful black water resort as well as conduct works on their farmlands. (Indrawattie Natram)
“On behalf of KBL, I would like to congratulate you on the completion of a historic season, winning both the league and cup titles, for the first time in our 47 year history. We have promised the players a Sh 1 million bonus on top of the salary bonuses in recognition of their achievements. These will be paid out at the end of the season.” Karuku said as she addressed the players at their Ruaraka headquarters in Nairobi.Knowing only too well the burden of continental football, the MD promised the team 100% support as they seek to conquer Africa after their splendid season.“I wish you all the best as you start your campaign on the continental stage in the CAF Champions league, on behalf of KBL, I promise that we will continue supporting you in the coming season and in the future.”“This is only the start of our great journey as we work towards cementing Tusker FC’s place at the top of local and continental football.”Karuku attributed the successful season to a collective plan that was set out at the beginning of the season by the players, technical bench and sponsors.“After the last season, I must commend the technical bench and the players for the great turn around.”“I am aware that at the beginning of the season, you set out specific targets together with the brand team and put up measures to ensure that these targets were met. I am happy to see that those measures have bore fruit,” she added.Tusker will lift the much coveted title on the final day of the season on November 19 after their match against holders Gor Mahia.Skipper James Situma who has been out injured since their match away to Bandari in Mombasa mid last month can’t wait to lay hold of the league title despite the fact he is stil spotting crutches.“I am happy to be the first captain to deliver the league and cup double for Tusker FC, I could not do this alone, I am proud of the team who have worked hard throughout this season,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC players and staff pose with KPL Managing Director Jane Karuku at the club’s training base in Ruaraka. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7- Just 24 hours after completing a season double winning the Kenyan Premier league title, Tusker FC have been handed a Sh1 million cash reward by their sponsors Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL).The team was hosted to a luncheon by the sponsors on Monday afternoon to celebrate their win in both the league and the GOtv Shield with KBL Managing Director Jane Karuku making the announcement that the players and staff will be handed the reward.
talkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Sami Khedira could be on his way out of Real Madrid after the La Liga side signed Martin Odegaard and Lucas Silva’s arriving in the Spanish capital.The Germany World Cup winner’s contract expires in the summer and could move away from the Bernabeu for a small fee in the January transfer window.Haughton tells the boys about interest from Arsenal and Liverpool in Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, plus there’s the latest on Manchester United’s transfer business.Meanwhile he brings Hawksbee and Jacobs the latest reports from the Football League too.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:Fiorentina remain hopeful Chelsea target Cuadrado will stay in ItalyValencia slap £70m price tag on Liverpool targetBad news for Arsenal and Man United! Real Madrid enter race for £40m-rated defenderBarcelona to resist Stoke interest in attacking prospectsRodgers insists Balotelli does have a future at LiverpoolAllardyce hopes to convince Song to snub Liverpool and make permanent West Ham moveChelsea and Wolfsburg in talks over a deal for SchurrleHummels refuses to dwell on Manchester United speculationReports – Roma want Tottenham defender in swap deal for strikerRoma aim to fight off Arsenal and Liverpool interest to land Lyon aceBoost for Chelsea! Blues midfield target admits he’d love to play under Mourinho
“We are contacting EMC to see what happened,” Crane said. “It is in the department’s interest to keep those restaurants open until EMC was ready for redevelopment. We don’t want boarded-up restaurants.” While both restaurants have operated at the site for years, EMC bought the lease of the building in 2005 and presented a redevelopment proposal to the county. The county owns the marina area, and private companies and individuals with long-term leases with the county operate all commercial and residential properties. Various proposed construction projects around the marina have generated some opposition because of anticipated traffic increases from new housing and retail operations. The proposal for the Harbor House and Edie’s site was to tear down the low-rise building and construct a multistory structure that could include offices, restaurants and possibly a small specialty grocery store. It wasn’t clear how closure of the two restaurants may affect those plans. EMC had been in the process of obtaining required permits for the redevelopment when the two restaurants closed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Harbor House and Edie’s Diner, co-owned restaurants in the same building at 4211 Admiralty Way, attracted customers with outdoor patios overlooking large party boats and private watercraft. Both restaurants have been used by filmmakers for films and TV shows. A note on the locked door of Harbor House said a scheduled filming was set for later this month. As workers Wednesday removed outdoor patio furniture from Edie’s Diner, an employee told a phone caller that the restaurant had closed “permanently.” But as late as Tuesday night, notes on the doors of both restaurants indicated they were only closed Tuesday “for maintenance.” Official representatives of the restaurants and EMC Financial, which leases the building that houses the two restaurants, declined to comment. Dusty Crane, division chief of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, said she was surprised to hear about the closures and planned to investigate. MARINA DEL REY: Harbor House and Edie’s Diner, long a part of the waterfront, appear to be shut for good. By City News Service Two longtime Marina del Rey waterfront restaurants abruptly closed this week, much to the surprise of Los Angeles County officials, who said they expected the eateries to remain open until a disputed development plan is finalized.
20 20 2. Arsenal’s most expensive player is Mesut Ozil, at a cost of £42.4m from Real Madrid in 2013 5. Chelsea’s most expensive player is Michy Batshuayi, bought for £33m from Marseille in 2016 For the latest transfer news, check out talkSPORT.com/football/transfer-rumours and tune into talkSPORT, the world’s largest sports radio station.There are still plenty of big transfer deals to be done by Premier League clubs this summer, but which clubs already boast the most expensive players?We thought it would be interesting to see how clubs rank based on the most expensive player they currently have in their squad (ie. not necessarily the most expensive player they have ever signed).Take a look at the slideshow above to reveal the answers!Statistics correct on 28 July 2016 12. Crystal Palace’s most expensive player is Andros Townsend, who arrived for £13m from Newcastle United in 2016 20 4. Liverpool’s most expensive player is Sadio Mane, signed for £34m from Southampton in 2016 Joint 17. Hull City’s most expensive player is Abel Hernandez, who cost £10m from Palermo in 2014 20 20 13. Southampton’s most expensive player is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who signed for £12.8m from Bayern Munich in 2016 20 20 20 3. Manchester United’s most expensive player is currently Juan Mata, who signed for £37.1m from Chelsea in 2014 – Anthony Martial joined the Red Devils for an initial fee of £36m, which could rise to £58m over the course of his Old Trafford career. And, of course, the signature of Paul Pogba would smash the Mata fee! 6. Tottenham’s most expensive player is Erik Lamela, signed for £30m from Roma in 2013 16. Middlesbrough’s most expensive player is Marten de Roon, who signed for £11.75m from Atalanta in 2016 Joint 17. Sunderland’s most expensive player is Fabio Borini, who signed for £10m from Liverpool in 2015 – Jack Rodwell is also reported to have signed for around £10m from Manchester City, though the fee was undisclosed. 9. Leicester City’s most expensive player is Ahmed Musa, who cost £16m from CSKA Moscow in 2016 20 20 20 Joint 10. West Ham United’s most expensive player is Andy Carroll, who cost £15m from Liverpool in 2013 20 20 8. Stoke City’s most expensive player is Giannelli Imbula, signed for £18.3m from Porto in 2016 19. Swansea’s most expensive player is Federico Fernandez, signed for a reported £8m from Napoli in 2014 20 1. Manchester City’s most expensive player is Kevin De Bruyne, signed for £55m from Wolfsburg in 2015 20 20 20 20 Joint 10. Bournemouth’s most expensive player is Jordon Ibe, who signed for £15m from Liverpool in 2016 14. Watford’s most expensive player is Isaac Success, signed for £12.5m from Granada in 2016 7. Everton’s most expensive player is Romelu Lukaku, at a cost of £28m from Chelsea in 2014 20 20. Burnley’s most expensive player is Andre Gray, who cost £6m from Brentford in 2015 – find out who the most expensive player is at each of the remaining 19 Premier League clubs, just click the arrow above 15. West Bromwich Albion’s most expensive player is Jose Salomon Rondon, who cost £12m from Zenit in 2015 20
Alvaro Morata has suggested he’s open to a return to Real Madrid in an interview which is unlikely to please the Chelsea bosses.Morata swapped Madrid for London in the summer when the Blues coughed up £60million to sign him and since then he has scored 10 Premier League goals in 20 appearances.He signed a five-year contract, but revealed the lure of his first club would be hard to resist.‘I have to respect Chelsea who have made a great effort for me. And I’m very happy here. But Madrid is always Madrid,” he told Spanish football chat show Espacio Reservado when asked what he would do if Real Madrid called and wanted him back.Morata hasn’t played for the club since mid-January because of a back injury and manager Antonio Conte isn’t sure when his top striker will be back.“Players like Morata, for us, are very important and have been missing for a long period of time. I don’t know how long he will be out,” he said on Friday.“We are struggling a lot to find a solution to solve the pain in his back. If you ask me whether he needs a day, a month or the rest of the season, I don’t know. I don’t know. For this reason, I’m a bit worried. You know very well the importance of the player.”Olivier Giroud is the only other recognised forward at Chelsea right now, considering the club sent Michy Batshuayi on loan to Borussia Dortmund. 1 Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid in the summer
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Quick guidelines for getting users info they need in chatbotsYou are here: Image from Reve MarketingIt’s best to think of a text-based chatbot as an “automated customer service rep.”That’s the advice from Kaye Chapman, learning and development manager at digital engagement platform Comm100. As a conversational format sometimes assisted by AI, chatbots provide a different opportunity for marketers than, say, the structure and presentation of information in pages or screens for websites or mobile apps.Conversations, not pagesIf you think of a chatbot as just a “website with interaction,” she said, you don’t focus on the ways it can lead to your desired outcome, which might be making a sale or resolving a customer’s issue.A web page presents a chunk of info that users find through navigational clicks or a site search, whereas a text-based chatbot presents information in small bites based on inputs from the user; it’s a different kind of information gathering and requires a different presentation.Because of that central difference, it’s important to keep a chatbot’s information hierarchy relatively simple and shallow, said Vivek Lakshman, co-founder and VP of products at Reve Marketing, which offers chatbot creation and deployment.Minimum before choicesLakshman suggests that a marketer’s operational question in designing chatbot information flow should be: What is the minimal relevancy of input before presenting choices?In other words: If you ask a chatbot for shoes, you should quickly see shoe choices.One way to flatten the hierarchy, he said, is to group products in ways they may not be grouped on a site, followed by a drilldown. Shoes might be included in a new, higher level of “footwear,” for instance, that includes shoes, sneakers, boots, socks and so on.Another way to flatten the drilldown is to determine the user’s persona and need up front via queries from the chatbot, instead of assuming the user’s persona will reveal itself through choices.A different kind of personaWebsite information designers, of course, frequently create profiles of targeted users, called personas, in order to determine their approaches and needs. One persona, for example, might be a mother of small children, while another is a male senior citizen. The typical information quests of each user type is then taken into account in deciding how the information is grouped, structured and reached by menus or site search.But a chatbot can simply ask up front: how old are you and what are you looking for? This establishes the persona and need immediately, so that end-result choices can be presented more quickly. It’s a different kind of choice tree.Conversational flow also means that a marketer can inject highlighted information at specific times in the interaction that might increase their impact. A daily special, for instance, doesn’t need to be on the site home page or in a pop-up window, but can be injected into the conversational flow at opportune moments, such as when it seems the user’s answers point away from a purchase.Different background info for chatbotsNot all chatbot interaction is created equal, of course. In addition to such obvious differences as the quality of any assisting AI, there’s also the basic fact of differences in how much is known about a user.A chatbot where a user has logged on with credentials from a brand website, for instance, will likely have more brand-related purchase history on the user than, say, a chatbot on Facebook Messenger, where the user is logged on with Facebook credentials.Text-based chatbots can be an integral part of a brand’s marketing and customer service team, if brand information is designed for the particular requirements of this delivery mechanism.If not, users can get wary of using chatbots that are less efficient than other means in helping them find what they are looking for — even if the idea of chatting initially seems more engaging.This story first appeared on MarTech Today. For more on marketing technology, click here.The post Quick guidelines for getting users info they need in chatbots appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Quick guidelines for getting users info they need in chatbots HomeDigital MarketingQuick guidelines for getting users info they need in chatbots Posted on 31st October 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019