shining ADVICE no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 Harrison was Leeds’ match winner Aston Villa 2-1 Bristol CityAston Villa’s perfectly-timed run of form continued as they beat Bristol City 2-1, Tammy Abraham scoring from the spot against his old side and Conor Hourihane adding a second before Famara Diedhiou pulled one back.Derby County 4-0 Bolton WanderersMason Mount scored a hat-trick against strugglers Bolton to give them a convincing win. Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town were relegated Danny Graham scored in Blackburn Rover’s 2-1 win Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Queens Park Rangers 4-0 Swansea CityQPR gave their fans something to cheer by beating Swansea 4-0 in a shock result.Darnell Furlong and Tomer Hemed had them two goals up inside five minutes, with Hemed again and Mass Luongo adding further efforts.Reading 2-1 BrentfordA brace from Yakou Meite helped Reading ease their drop fears as they beat Brentford 2-1, Neal Maupay netting for the Bees.Sheffield United 1-1 MillwallGary Madine’s goal set the Blades on their way and fortune seemed to be on the their when Ben Marshall hit the bar with a late penalty, given for John Egan’s handball which earned him a red card.However, there was still time for Jake Cooper to score a leveller in a 1-1 draw for the Lions, meaning United lead Leeds by goal difference only and with a game less to play. BEST OF huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Mason Mount scored a hat-trick for Derby Stoke City 2-2 Rotherham UnitedRotherham remain in the bottom three, but they closed the gap on Wigan, who host leaders Norwich on Sunday, to a point thanks to a 2-2 draw at Stoke.Sam Vokes and Sam Clucas scored inside three first-half minutes for Stoke before Will Vaulks and Matt Crooks replied for the Millers.West Bromwich Albion 4-1 Preston North EndWest Brom remain on the fringes of the top three, despite their recent inconsistencies, beating Preston 4-0 thanks to a Dwight Gayle treble and a strike from Jay Rodriquez.Leeds United 1-0 Sheffield UnitedJack Harrison hit the winner as Leeds beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 to open up a three-point cushion on Sheffield United in the race for the Premier League.Harrison produced a deadly finish in the 65th minute to finally break the deadlock after Wednesday had frustrated their Yorkshire rivals. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ipswich Town’s relegation to League One was officially confirmed on Saturday with their 1-1 draw with Birmingham.There were 10 games taking place in the Champoinship‘s 3pm kick-offs and here is how they got on. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS- Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Whites had been denied by two wonder saves from visiting goalkeeper Keiren Westwood during a dominant first half.United were also left counting the cost of some wayward finishing, with Patrick Bamford in particular having an off-day.But the relentless pressure finally paid off when Harrison fired home. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY GETTY REVEALED 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ipswich Town 1-1 Birmingham CityIpswich’s long-expected relegation was confirmed with a 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham.Lukas Jutkiewicz scored six minutes in for Blues and, although Gwion Edwards equalised for Town, they could not get the goal they needed to keep their season, and their run of 17 straight seasons in the second tier, alive.Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull CityBritt Assombalonga scored the only goal of the game to move within a point of the play-off places.Nottingham Forest 1-2 Blackburn RoversMartin O’Neill continues to find life at Nottingham Forest hard as they lost 2-1 at home to Blackburn.Joe Rothwell (29) and Danny Graham (49) put Rovers comfortably ahead, before Elliott Bennett’s own goal give Forest a lifeline they were unable to take. 4 REVEALED 4
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPARTA – A day after firing a season-best score at the first Wisconsin Valley Conference meet of the season, the Marshfield boys golf team topped that with a 322 to take second place at the Singh Grewal Invitational at RiverRun Golf Course on Saturday.Marshfield’s Derek Michalski won a scorecard tiebreaker to capture meet medalist honors with an even-par and season-best round of 72. Tyler Church of Holmen and Emmet Herb of Middleton also shot 72.Zach Shortess added a 78 to take sixth for Marshfield. Jordan Schlinsog tied for 12th with an 85, Brandon Nikolai had an 87 and Grant Michaelis shot a 94 to round out the scoring for the Tigers.Middleton won the team title with a score of 309.Marshfield is back in action Tuesday at the second leg of the WVC tournament on Tuesday at Ridges Golf Course.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Sparta Boys Golf InvitationalMay 2, at RiverRun Golf CourseTeam scores: 1. Middleton 309; 2. Marshfield 322; 3. Wausau East 339; 4. D.C. Everest 356; 5. Holmen 373; 6. La Crosse Central 392; 7. La Crosse Logan 450.Top 10 individuals and Marshfield finishers: *1. Derek Michalski (MAR) 72; *2. Tyler Church (HOL) 72; *3. Emmet Herb (MID) 72; 4. Joey Levin (MID) 75; 5. Derek Tomczik (DC) 76; 6. Zach Shortess (MAR) 78; 7. Nils Arneson (MID) and Matt Tuman (WE) 80; 9. Eric Olson (HOL) 81; 10. Gabe Garlough-Shah (MID) 82; 12. Jordan Schlinsog (MAR) 85; 15. Brandno Nikolai (MAR) 87; 20. Grant Michaelis (MAR) 94. (* result of scorecard tiebreaker)
Originally published on HR Ringleader blog. From time to time, I receive emails and messages from people asking how to deal with workplace situations. Over the last couple months, a theme is emerging around colleagues who try to derail your career and how to respond.This reminded me of a few years ago, before I moved, when I had moles in my yard. Well, maybe one highly-motivated mole. At any rate, when I stepped outside to walk my dog, I noticed that my entire flowerbed had pockets of earth pushed up. As I walked around, I also noticed that although it was hard to see, portions of the yard had tender spots of earth pushed up. The mole. The mole was managing to dig under what appeared to be a normal surface to create a series of tunnels that would derail my entire yard. It was amazing to me that one small animal could do so much damage, virtually undetected.So frustrating.Interestingly, the workplace is no different. In every workplace, there are people who behave like moles. They are often quiet about it, but they scurry around derailing your hard work at every turn. They do this using various tactics ranging from non-response to ignoring work assignments to intentionally creating chaos. Having worked in HR most of my career, I have seen all types of workplace moles. The most curious thing is that they go undetected and unchecked, for awhile, just like the mole in my yard. But, if you look close, there are signs. There are cracks in the earth around you.So, back to some of the questions I received. What do you do if you have a mole impacting your job? There are a few tactics:Do nothing- Sometimes, we freeze when faced with danger. Believe me, a mole is one of the most dangerous things to your career if you’re not prepared. Depending on who the mole is, meaning their level in the organization, doing nothing may be your only viable option. And like many types of people who bully others, some are diffused when ignored. So, this tactic can actually work. The issue is if the person gains fuel to their fire by your inaction. If that happens, you may have to up the ante.Confront the mole– While most of us think we can do this, at least we can when we’re only facing ourselves in the bathroom mirror, confrontation is difficult for many people. When you confront someone, first, you need to make sure you’re right. Meaning, are you correct that the person is sabotaging your career. Are you just sensitive or paranoid? Maybe. Before confronting the mole, make sure that you have all the facts. Things like time, dates and specifics on things that the person is doing to undermine you. Only then will a confrontation make sense. Also, think ahead to whether it will make a difference. Do you want to take on a battle, because confrontation can lead to one. This leads us to the next tactic.Fight the mole– My favorite, but the most difficult, is fighting the mole. I believe in good winning out over evil. I believe in karma and that anyone sabotaging your career is desperate to hid his/her own poor performance, so karma will come back around and hurt their career. That said, if you fight, be prepared for one hell of a battle. Things WILL get ugly. Both of you may look bad to leadership. You may “win” the day, but may still lose in the long run.Walk away- Ultimately, this is sometimes the only thing that will work. Consider if this is a person you want to spend a majority of your time with or not. Life is short. Our hours at work are long. Do you really want to spend time thinking about this person and defending yourself and your good name? Maybe. Maybe not. There is no shame in walking away for a better situation.In the end, it really depends on what your goals are, how the person is viewed, what their goals are, and what is at stake. The message is to weigh all the options calmly before you try to eradicate your moles.
Additional features Goo.gl offers include browser and OS level breakdown of link clickers and an auto-generated QR code for every link shortened. Google’s service does not offer a public API yet, but the company says it will in the future. Bit.ly offers a reporting API, and perhaps most importantly it offers publishers their own branding. Borthwick says there are now 4,000 white-label deals in place with Bit.ly. This site publishes through the URL RWW.to, for example, which looks better than publishing through a Google URL.Many startups have built URL shorteners in recent years. The most interesting have been focused on analyzing the content on shortened links and offering the resulting data programmatically. That’s what’s most interesting to developers, at least. For users, the people who put the data into the system, a trusted brand and now a small number of letters are the only things that matter. People put up with frequently unresponsive TinyURL.com for years. Use of that service will likely plummet now that there is a Google option, and other small services must be feeling threatened as well.Imagine Goo.gl data integrated with Google Analytics. That would be a powerful combination.One independent study by Web-monitoring company WatchMouse this spring confirmed Goo.gl’s claims that it is the fastest and most robust URL shortener on the market.Imagine Goo.gl data integrated with Google Analytics. That would be a powerful combination. Goo.gl is already integrated in the publishing flow from Google’s RSS and advertising platform FeedBurner to Twitter. In theory that could prove uniquely compelling as well. Google’s URL shortener Goo.gl has launched its open service and companion website to the public this afternoon. The service looks a whole lot like upstart innovator Bit.ly.“I guess Oscar Wilde was right, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery,” Bit.ly’s John Borthwick told us in response. “They took all the basic features and copied from bit.ly.” That is true for the user interface, but in the larger context of both companies’ offerings, there are significant differences. Tags:#Analysis#Features#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
With Office as the most deployed solution across business infrastructure, wherever on the collaboration spectrum your organization eventually lands, the exchange of information both inside and outside the firewall will most likely continue to revolve around Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.When you standardize with devices that run Microsoft Office natively, your team members can seamlessly collaborate with their colleagues in other companies with 95 percent certainty that their Office documents will be viewed in their native environment.Gain Support from Enterprise ITFrom the perspective of IT, the Intel and Windows 8 platform is easy to implement and requires no additional backend infrastructure. Unlike iPads, Android devices, or even tablets based on Windows RT, Windows 8 devices can easily join an enterprise domain, and administrators can manage them with tools they likely already use.These factors mean that line-of-business managers who want to equip their teams with Windows 8 business devices powered by Intel architectureOpens in a new window will likely encounter less resistance from IT than they would with other options.This blog is part 4 of 4 in a series focused on intercompany collaboration. For a full report please click here.Previous entries include: What Does Collaboration Mean to Information Workers?Opens in a new windowCutting Through the HypeOpens in a new window4 Obstacles That Are Keeping Your Employees from CollaboratingOpens in a new windowDo your employees need mobile devices for their jobs? If yes, What capabilities should you consider when choosing an enterprise tablet?Opens in a new windowFor more information from Intel’s IT Center and conversations on enterprise IT, click on the Hashtags below:#ITCenterOpens in a new window #enterpriseITOpens in a new window If you were flipping a weighted coin that landed heads-up 95% of the time, would you feel comfortable making a significant bet that the coin would land tails-up? Probably not. In a similar vein – you can’t guarantee the operating systems that your employees’ external business partners are using, but you can make an educated guess. And that educated guess can enable your employees to collaborate seamlessly both within the business with partners outside the firewall. In this blog, we’ll discuss how Microsoft Office is the safe bet for your business.- IT Peer Network AdministratorThe Shortest Path to CollaborationThe shortest path to the collaboration sweet spot for intercompany collaboration is through standardization.When providing employees with tablets, you can standardize information workers’ on elements that most organizations have in common, in order to support users’ needs for tablet and touch flexibility without creating additional collaboration hurdles. That standardization is easily accomplished through devices based on Intel architecture running Windows 8. This platform provides the best experience with the tools your users are already using—namely Microsoft Office—and supports users’ work styles with the least adaptation.In other words, unlike iPads, Android tablets, or fully converged collaboration solutions, devices running Windows 8 integrate seamlessly into user work styles with little disruption. Microsoft Office is the foundation of most information workers’ work styles. According to Forbes, Microsoft leads the office productivity software market with a 95 percent share.