Pearson: Players deserve bonus

first_img Reports claim the Foxes squad is set to bank £5million after keeping them in the Barclays Premier League. They beat the drop against the odds by winning six of their last eight games ahead of Sunday’s finale at home to QPR. The Foxes spent 140 days at the foot of the table this season and have become just the third side in the league’s history to survive after being bottom at Christmas. And Pearson believes they have earned their reward after producing a stunning comeback. “We have to be careful when we talk about bonuses. Any bonus scheme going to be paid to players is agreed before the season starts,” he said. “We have owners who are very generous but anything bonus-related is already set aside and nothing else needs to be spoken about. “I find it quite irritating that people want to go down that route. “I find it a bit distasteful. Different things motivate different people but it’s a bit of a cheap shot when stories are surfacing about how much Premier League survival is worth. “In my experience of working with players that’s maybe somewhere in their minds. “But I don’t at all feel like I’ve been working with a group of mercenaries. It does surface from time to time. Boss Nigel Pearson insists his Leicester players deserve every penny of their survival bonus. “To make things clear the bonus scheme in place is like any other one. “I’m aware that something is out there and it is a bit disappointing. “Whatever they get they deserve in my opinion. I don’t know what it is to be honest with you.” David Nugent is out with a calf injury while Danny Simpson will not be considered while the club examine his case following his conviction for assault this week. Leicester could finish 14th after a turbulent season which has seen Pearson in the spotlight for rows with journalists and a bizarre touchline confrontation with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur. In February there were widespread reports he had been sacked before Leicester backed him and Pearson admits he is already moving on from this season. “I’ve enjoyed bits of it. I find it hard to enjoy and I do get a bit annoyed with myself that I can’t enjoy the good moments always,” he said. “I’m already thinking about the next stage. I’ve not really had the chance to reflect because we’re still in the season. “That reflective process takes place in its own time. We have made some key improvements, quite remarkable adjustments.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Barcelona beat Real Madrid to top Deloitte ‘Money League’ for first time

first_imgReal Madrid has dropped to second, generating income of 757.3 million euros, while Manchester United remain third.Arsenal has slipped out of the top 10 or the first time.Barcelona’s rise to the top with an income of 840 million euros is a clear sign of ‘a club adapting to changing market conditions’ by bringing merchandising and licensing activities in-house, according to Dan Jones, a partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte.“Barca has reduced the reliance on broadcast revenue and focussing on growing revenues within its control,” he said.“With the club expecting further growth of 30 million euros in commercial revenues and total revenue of almost 880 million in 2019-20 we expect them to retain the top spot next year.“Barca are on course to achieve its stated ambition to be the first one billion Money League club in years to come.”Bayern Munich remains in the fourth position with Paris St Germain entering the top five ahead of Manchester City.Champions League winners Liverpool are seventh, one place ahead of Tottenham Hotspur who they beat in the final.Tottenham’s 521.1 million euros income pushes them ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal, making them the capital’s highest revenue-generating club for the first time since 1996-97.Once again the Premier League’s eye-watering television broadcast deals have enabled it to dominate the Money League with eight clubs inside the top 20.Spain’s La Liga has three and the Bundesliga have three while Serie A has four but Juventus is the highest-placed in 10th. Napoli has moved into the top 20.Juventus’ revenue increased 17% to 459.7 million euros, helped by the arrival of talismanic Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo.Apart from PSG, only Olympique Lyonnais of France’s Ligue 1 is on the list.While Jones says revenue growth in Europe’s big soccer leagues continues to outpace other sectors, mainly because of broadcasting rights, there is a marked concentration of increase at the top with the combined revenue of the top five clubs more than the combined total of the clubs ranked 10th to 20th.“What is notable in this edition of the Money League is the apparent continuing emergence of ‘mini-leagues within the Money League’,” he said. “The largest revenue-generating clubs continue to pull away from the rest.”The highest-ranked club outside the big five leagues is Ajax Amsterdam in 23rd place. Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba RelatedPosts ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace Tags: BarcelonaDeloitte Football Money LeagueReal Madridcenter_img Source: Reuters Barcelona has overtaken Real Madrid to top the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time and become the first club to break the 800 million euros (686 million pounds) revenue barrier.The 23rd edition of the table shows an 11% rise in combined revenues, excluding transfer fees, for the top 20 clubs who between them enjoyed turnovers of a record 9.3 billion euros for the 2018-19 season. ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculationlast_img read more

Skycaddie gets the measure of England Golf

first_img One of amateur golf’s long-standing partnerships is to continue, with the renewal of SkyCaddie’s status as Official Rangefinder with England Golf. The arrangement means that the England Golf Men’s Squad will each receive a wireless SkyCaddie SGXW, for use in competitive events where distance measuring devices are allowed. Golfers who have signed up for England Golf Member Benefits will also enjoy the chance to win SkyCaddie SGXWs in Prize Draws during the remainder of 2012. “We have spent the last ten years helping to improve course information for amateur golfers,” said SkyCaddie’s UK managing director Jacqui Hitchcock, “so extending our previous agreement with the EGU to support the new England Golf organisation was one of our easier decisions. The work that England Golf does throughout the grass roots, and up to elite golfer level, is vital to the game, and we are proud to support it.” Victorious Walker Cup Captain and England Golf Director of Coaching, Nigel Edwards, said: “No matter where you are on the golf course, a SkyCaddie will always give you an accurate yardage and therefore an advantage. In addition, the new Pin Position technology means that SkyCaddie’s SGXW now rivals laser in accuracy, and exceeds laser in versatility. Every member of the England Squad has one.” John Petrie, Chief Executive of England Golf, said: “Sport is full of technology; video replays, goal line sensors, Hot Spot and so on. SkyCaddie is the leading distance measuring technology in our sport, and has led the way in product innovation and golf course mapping for over a decade. We had no hesitation in extending our long-standing relationship with SkyCaddie.” The SGXW’s Pin Position feature enables golfers to input exact pin positions from a pin sheet onto their SkyCaddie, giving ultra-precise distance information to the pin. The development is seen by many as removing the only advantage laser devices have over their more versatile GPS counterparts. SkyCaddie’s Nick Harvey (Left) presents a wireless SkyCaddie SGXW to Nigel Edwards, England Golf Director of Coaching. 12 Jul 2012 Skycaddie gets the measure of England Golf last_img read more

Charlotte’s last hole birdie is a title winner

first_img10 Aug 2017 Charlotte’s last hole birdie is a title winner Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo birdied the last to win the English U14 girls’ open championship by a stroke at Blackmoor Golf Club, Hampshire. “It’s fantastic, I’m very, very happy,” said the 13-year-old from Milan. She shot one-under 71 today for a total of four-over in the championship, which was reduced to 36 holes after yesterday’s second round was washed out. Cattaneo, who moved 10 places up the leaderboard today, won by a stroke from her Italian team-mate Adreina D’Angelo and Spain’s Marta Lopez Echevarria. She’s the second Italian player to win one of England’s major junior titles, following the success of Andrea Romano in the U18 boys’ Carris Trophy last month. She also follows Italy’s 2014 winner of this trophy, Emilie Paltrinieri, who went on to win the 2016 British girls’ championship. Cattaneo started the final round five shots behind the leader but made up ground with steady play around the course, reaching the turn in level par and coming home in one-under, with that championship winning birdie on the last. “The putter was really hot, I had a lot of good putts and my drives were always in the fairway,” she said. This is Cattaneo’s first trip to England and she adds this victory to her win in the 2016 Italian U12 championship. The other championship prize winners were Spain’s Ana Pina Ortega, who was fourth on six-over; and Elodie Nuvoloni of France, who was fifth on seven-over. Three English girls won the handicap prizes: Lilli Horn of Ferndown, Dorset; Lille-Beau Thorpe of Cowdray Park; and Rafiah Banday of Royal Mid-Surrey. Click here for full scores  Tags: English U14 girls’last_img read more

Geocaching.com Finds a Blog

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 5, 2011January 5, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – 6/3/2010May 22, 2010In “News”Groundspeak’s Lost & Found Celebration – Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found VideoJuly 11, 2010In “Community” It’s hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago since we started Geocaching.com as a hobby web site. During this time we have heard some amazing stories. I’ve had many incredible personal experiences and have met some amazing people.We’ve always lamented the lack of time to tell the stories of geocachers, geocaches and geocaching experiences. This is why I’m so excited about the launch of this blog and Groundspeak’s Lost & Found.Eric Divines the Property of ShampooEric Schudiske has joined on as one of Groundspeak’s newest Lackeys to manage Groundspeak’s Lost & Found and will be the main writer for the Geocaching.com blog. A journalist by trade, Eric brings years of professional journalism experience both online and as a former reporter for the KING 5 News, the Seattle Washington N.B.C. affiliate. Already he and our videographer Reid Kuennen have gathered some amazing videos to share with you.We’re reaching out to the community to find the best stories of geocaching. At first, we’re telling stories we already know about, but we’re hoping that this will inspire other geocachers to come forward and tell us their own stories.Eric will be managing our @GoGeocaching Twitter feed, Flickr account and Facebook fan page as well as cultivating the many geocaching stories for this blog and for Lost & Found. I’ll occasionally chime in as well as other Lackeys at Groundspeak when we have something to share.Now go out and create some new adventures! We’ll be waiting for your stories when you get back.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Definitive Buying Guide: Video Drones For Every Level and Budget

first_img3DR X8+The 3DR X8+ falls in between an Intermediate and Advanced drone. That’s because it’s slightly more customizable than any other drone previously listed. You’ll need to know a little bit more about electronics, as this isn’t a fly-out-of-the-box video drone.This is a customizable aircraft that can hold a payload just over 1.7lbs (800g). That means you can attach a lightweight camera of your choice. Most often, video users will often attach a GoPro Hero. This drone is also highly used by photographers and cartographers, as it can capture great stills for mapping with a lightweight consumer still camera.You will need to purchase the gimbal separately, based on the type of camera you plan to attach. You will also need to purchase a LiveView kit as well. This will cost you an additional $560 to the drone by itself.3DR X8+ | $1350 | ~15 Minute Flight Time | No Camera or Gimbal Included Advanced Video DronesFreefly AltaThe Freefly Alta is a highly sought after hexcopter from the same company that created the revolutionary MoVI. The Alta was one of the first mass-manufactured drones that offered the ability to mount a camera above or below the rotors.The Alta can carry a 15 lb payload, allowing you to fly many high-end camera packages. It can also be flown up to a 45 degree angle and still give superb video quality. It comes in a custom pelican case, and can go from the case into the air in minutes.Image via Freefly SystemsThis drone offers so much customization, from the battery options to just about any camera package you can imagine. Based on the weight and options, this drone can stay in the air up to a staggering 45 minutes. It’s also designed to be used with the MoVi, allowing incredible stabilization.Freefly Alta | $8495 | 10-45 Minute Flight Time | No Camera or Gimbal Included GoPro Drone (2016)The GoPro drone is scheduled for an early-to-mid-2016 release, but nothing has been released other than the GoPro Drone test footage showing off the stabilization.While I was underwhelmed by the footage, that doesn’t mean it won’t be a decent entry-level drone. Without knowing more specifics, I can’t really classify this drone as anything but a beginner drone. Knowing that their cameras are mass marketed for consumers, you can bet that their drone will do the same.GoPro Drone | $ Coming Soon | Unknown Flight Time | GoPro Camera 3DR SoloThe 3DR Solo is one of the newest drones on this list. You may have heard it called The Smart Drone. 3D Robotics worked directly with GoPro to develop this drone, but it is available with or without the GoPro gimbal.This was one of the first drones to announce features like Follow Me, Selfie, and Orbit modes. You may have seen their incredibly popular promo video.Here are the available 3DR Solo options:3DR Solo Smart Drone (No Gimbal) | $999 | 25 Minute Flight Time3DR Solo Smart Drone (GoPro Gimbal) | $1399 | 25 Minute Flight Time | GoPro Camera (Not Included) Have a favorite drone on this list? Did we miss an aircraft? Let us know in the comments below. A comprehensive list of the best video drones for beginners, advanced users, and everyone in between. These quadcopters, hexcopters, and octocopters will all take your work to new heights.Top Image via Freefly SystemsTrying to find the right drone for you video production needs? This list includes every level of video production aircraft. After your purchase, be sure to check back on our blog. We offer all sorts of video drone news, tips for shooting cinematic drone footage, and interviews with aerial videographers.Also, take note… There will be new regulation on drones in the coming months. It’s not yet known at what size you will need to start registering your drones with the FAA, but it is going to happen. Be sure to abide all rules of the air, especially avoiding no fly zones.Beginner Video DronesDJI Phantom 3 SeriesThe DJI Phantom has grown to be synonymous with drones. It is the most recognized video drone in the world, and for good reason. This thing is a beast, and has set the standard for video aircraft.Yes, one of the drones is called the Professional edition, but all three of these models are still entry-level aircraft. The Phantoms originally flew GoPro cameras, but the latest Phantom 3 Series features a camera built by DJI themselves. For an in-depth breakdown on the various aircraft, check out this helpful guide from DJI.They recently added a major update to the Phantom 3 series. The quadcopters now feature Intelligent Flight Modes, like the incredibly popular Follow Me feature.Here are the available options for the DJI Phantom 3 Series:DJI Phantom 3 Standard  | $699 | 20-25 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 2.7K Footage – 30fpsDJI Phantom 3 Advanced | $999 | 17-23 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 2.7K Footage – 30fpsDJI Phantom 3 Professional | $1259 | 17-23 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 4K Footage – 30fpsTake a look at this hands on review from the guys at Tested. Parrot BebopThe Parrot Bebop is one of the most popular consumer drones. You can often find them in the electronics department at your local big box store. If you just want some HD footage from an easy-to-fly drone, this may be your best option. It also comes in three colors: red, blue, and yellow.The drone can be flown with an iOS or Android phone and tablet, or you can purchase a physical controller. The Bebop comes with two batteries, so you can enjoy a little more flight time without having to immediately buy additional batteries.It also has built in safety features — like the blade stopping when coming into contact with an object. The camera is front facing, so you can also wear a headset and fly in First Person View — FPV.Here are the Parrot Bebop options:Parrot Bebop | $499 |  11 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 1080p – 30fpsParrot Bebop with Skycontroller | $899 | 11 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 1080p – 30fps DJI  Spreading Wings SeriesThe DJI Spreading Wings Series is composed of hexcopters and octocopters designed for lightweight DSLR and mirrorless cameras. These drones use the DJI Zenmuse Z15 Gimbal, which comes with many camera options.These drones are designed to fly compact cameras, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Canon 5D MkIII, Panasonic Lumix GH4, and the Sony a7 series. The price of the gimbal alone is $2500. So on average expect to spend at least $4000 on a Spreading Wings, and note that does not include the price of the camera.Here are the current available DJI Spreading Wings options:Spreading Wings S900 | $1400 | 18 Minute Flight Time | No Camera or Gimbal IncludedSpreading Wings S1000+ | $1900 | 15 Minute Flight Time | No Camera or Gimbal Included MicroDrone 3.0We previously listed the MicroDrone 3.0 as one of the coolest crowdfunding campaigns. If you are just looking to experiment with flying a video drone, or just to have a drone to play with, this may be the one for you.If the name doesn’t give it away, this thing is tiny. It fits in the palm of your hand. The MicroDrone 3.0 has a live HD stream with a micro-gimbal to keep the camera steady.  Don’t let its size fool you, this thing can fly in winds up to 45mph.You can also modify the MicroDrone by adding Indoor Protective Bumpers, expanding the blade, or even 3D printing a custom cage. The camera is front facing and ready for FPV view. These were designed for you to race with a friends, so multiple drone packs are available. They also include a Google Cardboard headset.MicroDrone 3.0 | $175 | 6-8 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 720p – 30fps2 MicroDrone 3.0 | $289 | 6-8 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 720p – 30fps Yuneec TyphoonThe Yuneec Typhoon is now a direct competitor to the Inspire 1, but it comes in at a fraction of the price. In fact, the Typhoon had many flying features well before the Inspire 1 was updated. This includes the Follow Me and Watch Me functions.The Typhoon comes with two batteries, and an array of camera options. There is a soon-to-be-released GoPro edition, the HD Q500+, and the most impressive 4K version. The Q500 4K is also the best value, as it costs $100 more than the HD camera. The 4K edition can also shoots slow motion up to 120 fps.The radio controller features a built-in touch screen monitor, so you don’t have to connect to an external monitor, phone, or tablet. The Yuneec also comes with a handheld gimbal, the SteadyGrip. The SteadyGrip comes at no additional cost, giving you the ability to use the camera on the ground right out of the box.Here are the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 options:Yuneec Typhoon G | $ Coming Soon | 20-25 Minute Flight Time | GoPro Hero Camera (Not Included)Yuneec Typhoon Q500+ | $1049 |  20-25 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 1080p (24-60fps)Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K | $1199 |  20-25 Minute Flight Time | Built-in Camera 4K (24-30 fps), 1080p (24-120fps) Intermediate Video DronesDJI Inspire 1The DJI Inspire 1 has become the go-to drone for independent production houses. This quadcopter is absolutely fantastic in the air. The stability and GPS positioning are incredibly accurate. You also have full control of the camera while in the air. The DJI Inspire 1 also allows you to use multiple controllers, allowing a pilot and a camera operator independent control. It also features some of the Intelligent Flight features available with the Phantom 3 series.Perhaps the best thing about this drone is that is was designed to be upgraded over time. Since its release, there have been several software updates to the drone, X3 camera, and controller. The propellors are receiving their third upgrade for better design and quick assembly. It’s also very easy to replace body parts, in case you experience any rough landings or crashes.Most notably, the DJI Inspire 1 just received a major camera and gimbal upgrade. This is the first drone to offer a built-in camera with a Micro 4/3 mount. The X5 camera is currently available, and the X5R will be available in the near future. Added benefit, the Inspire 1 cameras can also be used handheld after purchasing a DJI Osmo.Here are the DJI Inspire 1 options:DJI Inspire 1 V2.0  | $3099 | 20-25 Minute Flight Time | Built-in X3 Camera 4K (24-30 fps), 1080p (24-60fps)DJI Inspire 1 Pro | $4499 | 18-22 Minute Flight Time | Built-in X5 Camera 4K (24-30 fps), 1080p (24-60fps)DJI Inspire 1 Pro RAW | ~$7999 | 18-22 Minute Flight Time | Built-in X5R Camera Lossless 4K RAW, 4K (24-30fps), 1080p (24-60fps)last_img read more

Photo: Ohio State Signee Tweeted Out A Picture Of Michigan Football Toilet Paper

first_imgJ.T. Barrett running into the end zone for an Ohio State buckeyes touchdown.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class is pretty stacked, as you’d expect it would be right after winning a national championship. Four star quarterback Joey Burrow signed his letter of intent this morning, and is already staking his claim as Buckeye fans’ favorite player in the class. Shortly after posting a tweet about his signing day, he sent a picture of toilet paper with a Michigan football logo on it.One dream down now it’s time to chase some more. Special day with my friends pic.twitter.com/byDCNhXtcK— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 4, 2015Where they should be pic.twitter.com/WD8M9kHl9R— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 4, 2015That is certainly a good way for a Buckeye to endear himself to his fanbase.[Bleacher Report]last_img read more

Video: Kelly Oubre Reflects On His Time At Kansas After Declaring For NBA Draft

first_imgWayne Selden, Kelly Oubre and Devonte' Graham celebrating Kansas' big 12 title.LAWRENCE, KS – MARCH 03: Wayne Selden Jr. #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks stands with Devonte Graham #4 and Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 after the Jayhawks defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 76-69 in overtime to win the game and clinch their eleventh straight Big IX Championship title at Allen Fieldhouse on March 3, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kansas freshman forward Kelly Oubre Jr., declared for the 2015 NBA Draft today. He’s pretty much a lock to be selected in the first round, and could even merit a spot in the lottery. Oubre Jr. made his move official in a video released by Kansas moments ago. In it, he declares he’s a “Jayhawk for Life.” //“It’s been a blessing to play the game with KANSAS across my chest…”Kelly Oubre Jr declares for the 2015 NBA Draft: kuathne.ws/1G59hxu #alwaysajayhawk #kubballPosted by Kansas Men’s Basketball on Wednesday, April 1, 2015Oubre Jr. averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game in his lone season in Lawrence.last_img read more

Montreal helps fund this years annual pow wow in spirit of reconciliation

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsIt’s been 375 years since Europeans incorporated Montreal and now the city wants to reconcile itself with its Indigenous residents.The city has announced a series of measures to make it a reality.That includes helping to fund this year’s annual pow [email protected]last_img

Rep Whiteford joined by first responders for Sept 11 ceremony

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, hosted Graafschap Fire Chief Doug DenBleyker and Fennville Fire Chief Sarah Bushee for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. Categories: News,Whiteford News,Whiteford Photos 07Sep Rep. Whiteford joined by first responders for Sept. 11 ceremonylast_img read more