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Eric Reid takes a knee; here’s how his new Panthers teammates responded

first_imgReid, who knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick during the 2016 season to protest social injustice, knelt near midfield Sunday, the Associated Press reported. None of … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.Former 49ers’ safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem Sunday before his first game with the Carolina Panthers.Eric Reid kneels during national anthem … @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/abGCD5DIiP— Josh Sims (@JoshFox46) October 7, 2018last_img

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Big Day for LivingSocial, with $10 Off a $20 Amazon Gift Card

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Of course, Amazon isn’t simply just another major retailer dabbling in the daily deal business. It’s also a major investor in LivingSocial, having put $175 million into the company in December. Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Lew calls today’s deal “the first step of operational integration from that investment.” If so, this deal may be less about selling Amazon wares than introducing Amazon customers to the daily deal company.Any predictions on how many $10 off coupons will be sold by the time the deal ends this time tomorrow? Today looks to be a record-breaking day for the daily deal site LivingSocial. It’s offering a nationwide deal: a $20 Amazon gift card for $10. In just the first few hours of the sale, users have already purchased over 243,000 coupons. Some are predicting the deal is on a course to outperform the previous blockbuster daily deal, when Groupon offered $25 off a $50 purchase at the Gap. That resulted in some $13 million worth of coupons being sold. The LivingSocial deal still has 22 hours to go and has already sold over $2 million worth of coupons. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Amazon#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Dhoni a “bomb about to explode” before World Cup final: Yuvraj

first_imgAfter failing to score big in the run-up to the World Cup summit clash against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni resembled a “bomb about to explode” ahead of the final, teammate and Man of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh said.”He (Dhoni) was not getting big scores in the tournament, but he kept working hard, and did not miss a single practice session. Watching him in the nets gave one the impression that he was a ‘bomb about to explode’,” Yuvraj wrote in the Cricket Board’s latest quarterly newsletter dedicated to India’s World Cup triumph.”Looking back, I am glad he ‘exploded’ in the final, and not earlier! He went in ahead of me in that game, but that was purely to keep the left-right combination going in the middle.”He had a point to prove and he played an innings of a lifetime,” the left-handed big-hitter said.Dhoni went in ahead of man-in-form Yuvraj when the final was on a knife-edge at the Wankhede Stadium with India at 114 for 3 in the 22nd over chasing a target of 275.The Indian skipper, in the company of left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir (96) first and then Yuvraj (21 not out), smashed an unconquered 91 off only 79 balls with eight fours and two sixes – including the winning hit off Nuwan Kulasekara – to power India to victory.Yuvraj wrote in the article that the Ranchi-born captain takes to “pressure like a fish to water” and that he was lucky to “have the best view of the captain’s winning hit”. — With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

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2014 FIFA World Cup match preview: Dutch and Chile to battle for Group B top spot

first_imgDutch players during a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of their final Group B match. (AP Photo)The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup’s round of 16, but both still want to win Group B and avoid the likely prospect of facing host nation Brazil in their next match.Two of the tournament’s early high-fliers meet on Monday at Sao Paulo’s Itaquerao Stadium with the Netherlands requiring only a draw to top the group thanks to superior goal difference.”If you look ahead a bit, in theory you are better off than if you come second,” Netherlands captain Robin van Persie said.In part, that is because Brazil should win Group A – it is currently top and faces already-eliminated Cameroon in its final match – and will be the opponent for the runner-up in Group B. However, Van Persie said there are other tough nations on the horizon for the second-placed team.”I’d really like to play them,” he said of Brazil, “but a little bit later” in the tournament.The group winner also gets an extra day of rest before its next match.Van Persie, who has scored three goals so far, is suspended for the game against Chile after picking up a yellow card in both matches so far – the stunning 5-1 destruction of Spain and a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Australia.Van Persie is confident he won’t be too badly missed, given the depth of the Dutch squad. PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay came on as a substitute against Australia and provided an assist before scoring his first international goal for the match winner. Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, who has scored 34 goals in 62 internationals, is also waiting in the wings.advertisement”The boys for the front positions train fantastically,” Van Persie. “We have a lot of good players.”One of them already has three strikes to his name in Brazil, lightning fast winger Arjen Robben.”Robben is very fast and the team is playing well,” said Chile midfielder Francisco Silva. “To counter their speed we’ll have to have a balanced game and close spaces.”The Netherlands could also be missing central defender Bruno Martins Indi, who suffered a concussion after a late challenge by Australia’s Tim Cahill sent him tumbling heavily to the turf.There is speculation that Chile might not be at full strength, either.Coach Jorge Sampaoli could bench Juventus star Arturo Vidal and Charles Aranguiz, who scored one goal and set up the other in Chile’s 2-0 win against Spain.Vidal, who underwent knee surgery last month and is still trying to regain his form, has hurt his right Achilles tendon, while Aranguiz has a minor sprain on his right knee. Both players also have a yellow card to their name.In between beating Australia and Spain, Chile has clearly been studying the Dutch style of play – solid defense, pressure in midfield and passing quickly to their potent strike force.”Based on what we saw, they’ll stay in the back, will try to press in the middle and, when they get the ball, will try to get it quickly to their strikers,” said Atalanta midfielder Carlos Carmona. “We have several days to work on ways to stop them from doing that.”In good news for Dutch football purists, the Netherlands will pull on their traditional orange jerseys for the first time at this World Cup, having played in their blue away strip for the first two matches.The Netherlands’ mantra ahead of its match against Australia – the lowest-ranked team at the tournament – was that the team would not underestimate the opponent. There’s no danger of underestimating Chile – a team ranked one place above the Dutch by FIFA.”I saw bits of Chile against Spain and they looked very good. They looked fit, they looked strong, they played together,” Van Persie said. “So we’ve got a big task. It will be very hard to at least draw against them.”last_img read more