Last-minute touchdown earns Marshfield VFA title

first_imgMarshfield’s Matt Donovan looks down the field as he returns the opening kick off ball during the Oct. 11 game against D.C. Everest. Hub City Times staff photo.By Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – A 20-19 win against D.C. Everest, on Oct. 11 at Heiting Community Stadium, earned Marshfield another title in the Valley Football Association West.Everest got on the board first, with an 85-yard touchdown run and an extra point in the first quarter, to begin a lead Everest maintained until the final minute of the game.The Evergreens earned nine more points in the second quarter, before Marshfield got on the board with a Joey Goettl touchdown run and a Kyle Tremelling kick, putting the score at 16-7 to end the first half.A field goal by Everest produced the only points, by either team, in the third quarter, with the Evergreens maintaining its lead at 19-7.Marshfield was determined to stay alive in the VFA contest and began their push early in the fourth quarter with Goettl securing another touchdown run, secured with a Tremelling extra point.At 19-14, Marshfield still trailed as the final minute started ticking down, but a Goettl pass to Simon Slade pulled Marshfield ahead, squeaking out a 20-19 win.With the win, Marshfield finishes 5-3 in the VFA, earning a place in the playoffs.The Tigers end their regular season play on Oct. 18 against Sparta at Heiting Community Stadium.last_img read more

Alitalia thrown another government lifeline

first_imgStruggling Alitalia has been given a 300-million-euro lifeline by the Italian government as the search for a new owner continues.The €300 million loan is in addition to a €600m facility already provided in May by Italian taxpayers to stave off liquidation as special administrators sought a buyer.Now an already extended deadline to find a new owner has been moved from October 16 to April 30 next year.The government also extended the deadline repayment of the existing loan, originally due next month, to the end of September 2018.Lufthansa has expressed some interest in the Italian flagship but not its current state.“Alitalia as it exists today is not up for debate,” Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr told European media last week. “But if there was an opportunity to create a new Alitalia, then Lufthansa as the number one in Europe would be interested in talk.”Ryanair, accounts for almost a quarter of the market in Italy, was a potential suitor and was at one stage was looking at taking as many as 90 aircraft.But the Irish no-frills carrier is grappling with thousands of cancellations due pilot rostering problems and late last month said it was withdrawing from the Alitalia bidding to eliminate all management distractions.The Italian government indicated it would not renationalise the carrier after after the airline’s workers earlier this year rejected a 2 billion euro restructuring deal that would have seen job losses and pay cuts.The airline is estimated to have lost 3 billion euros since it last emerged from bankruptcy in 2009Major shareholder Etihad Airways, which owned  49 per cent of Alitalia, said it was not prepared to continue to invest in the airline without support for the restructuring.Etihad invested 1.7 billion euros in Alitalia in 2014 and was also burnt by the collapse of airberlin. Lufthansa recently confirmed it would pay €210m for parts of airberlin.last_img read more

Privacy Reset for Google Buzz Coming Later Today

first_imgLater today, Google will ask all Google Buzz users to reconfirm their privacy settings. Since the launch of the service, which was quickly overshadowed by a major controversy around the default privacy settings, Google has made significant changes to the Buzz start-up process and privacy settings. A lot of people started using Buzz long before these changes were rolled out, however. Starting this afternoon, all existing Buzz users will see a confirmation screen that summarizes their current settings and gives them the option to change these settings, as well as the option to turn off Buzz altogether.The gradual roll-out of this confirmation screen will begin today and will likely take a while, so there is no need to be concerned if you don’t actually get to see this screen today.According to a blog post that will go up on the Gmail blog in the afternoon today, Google wants to ensure that even those users who joined Buzz long before Buzz automatically added people’s email and chat contacts to their social networks will see these changes. After all, not every Buzz users kept up with the day-to-day news about Buzz after the launch and many of these users are probably unaware of the changes Google has made since then. The confirmation screen will include a link to a video that explains how Buzz works, a list of all the people you are following and who are following you. There will also be a switch that allows you to turn off the list of people you are following on your public Google profile, as well as a link to all the your sites and services that are currently connected to Buzz. At the bottom of the page, users will then be able to either accept these settings or turn off Buzz altogether. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Google#social networks#web frederic lardinois The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Found: All Your Local & Cloud Documents in One Place

first_imgAs soon as you start typing, files begin to appear under the tabs for each of the places you’ve added to Found. A number on the tab shows at a glance how many results are on your Mac, and in your Gmail, Dropbox and Google Docs.You can scroll up and down in the list, which shows an icon for the file type, the file’s name and location, and how recently it was updated. Highlighting a file instantly pops up a big, useful preview of what it is, even for media files. You can drag and drop the documents right from the Found menu to wherever you’re working. jon mitchell Related Posts What Found Will Find NextFound’s runway is a $1 million seed round from NEA and Rembrandt Venture Partners. Its co-founders, CEO Stephen Brady and Chief Product Officer Vijay Sundaram, see a big gap in the way our computing platforms work. Found is a pragmatic tool that accepts the reality that the big tech companies will never work seamlessly together. But it also offers an exciting vision of digital work where we can always find and execute the file we’re looking for, no matter where it’s saved.Found will come to more systems than the Mac, and it will add more services to search. But it’s already quite useful, and the five-person Found team has big plans for it. Mac users who want to try it out can sign up at foundapp.com and follow @found on Twitter. The public release of Found is scheduled for May.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock Files are not going away anytime soon. Apple, Google and Microsoft can try as hard as they want to push users and our stuff into their clouds, but we still need files for a reason those companies won’t face: We’re not just Apple users or Google users or Microsoft users. We use them all.Consequently, files of all types live sprawled across our local devices, our email inboxes and several clouds. We need a new layer to the file system that spans across all of these places. The folks at Found are building one, and Mac users can sign up now to try it. Found lets you find, preview, drag and drop files from your computer, your Dropbox and your Google accounts instantly, as though they’re all in one place.What’s Wrong With Spotlight?Many Mac people use Spotlight as a quick way of finding files and applications, rather than browsing through a Finder window. Typing ⌘-Space brings up Spotlight’s search box, and then you just start typing. You can find local files pretty quickly this way, but there are a few problems with it.Spotlight is not great at showing you what a file is or where it is. You just have to go by the file name. But more importantly, it only searches your local disk. Gmail attachments and Google Docs won’t appear. Dropbox files will appear if you have the program installed locally, but they still won’t display nicely.Found solves both problems. Apple may eventually fix the previews, but it will probably never go out of its way to help users of Google’s cloud. But this is the way we work now. We have files of different kinds spread out in different places, but we need the same access to them all.How Found Works Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Found lets you log into one Dropbox account and as many Gmail and Google Docs accounts as you want, including Google Apps accounts for work. Locally, it searches the folders within your home directory: /Applications, /Desktop, /Documents, /Downloads, /Movies, /Music and /Pictures. It doesn’t yet index your entire computer, but it looks in all the places files usually go.The key to Found is speed. The app indexes your files across all the places they live, so no matter whether they’re on your disk or in the cloud, files pop up instantly. Found’s magenta arrow icon sits in your menu bar when it’s running. To launch or hide Found, double-tap Control-Control. It slides open from the left side of the screen with the cursor in a search box that says, “What are you looking for?” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more