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Clippers fall to Kings for 11th straight time

first_imgSACRAMENTO — If Sam Cassell had any hair, he would be tearing it out while trying to figure out why the Los Angeles Clippers haven’t beaten the Sacramento Kings in three years. This time, the reasons were simple: Mike Bibby’s gutsy fourth quarter and Brad Miller’s big defensive play in the final minute sealed another win over the Kings’ downstate rivals. Chris Kaman had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds in the Clippers’ eighth loss in 11 games despite their highest-scoring performance of the season. Elton Brand added 24 points and 13 rebounds, but Miller and Bibby made the final game-changing plays. “It’s tough sometimes, but it’s my job,” said Bibby, his throat hoarse from illness. “If I can run, I’m going to play.” After 19 lead changes and 17 ties in three tremendously entertaining quarters, the Kings took the game’s first double-digit lead with a 10-2 run, going up 101-91 on Stojakovic’s jumper with 8:30 to play. Los Angeles pulled closer despite seven straight points from Bibby, and Kaman’s hook shot in traffic with 1:02 left got the Clippers to 114-112. Bibby, who had eight assists, found Miller for an open jumper with 44 seconds to play, but Brand made a layup moments later. After Miller missed an uncontested 13-footer, Los Angeles set up for its final shot. “They play bad against everyone else, but not against us,” said Cuttino Mobley, who had just 14 points and seven assists in his return to Sacramento. “I know what they are capable of doing. They scored 43 points in the second quarter. Things like that will happen, especially when you pass the ball like they do.” Kevin Martin added 17 points for the Kings, and Miller scored 20 in the first half but grabbed just three rebounds in 44 minutes. Kaman was outstanding for the Clippers, roaming the paint for rebounds and second-chance points while Sacramento big-man stopper Brian Skinner concentrated on Brand. “I told (Kaman) he needs to quit killing us,” Miller said with a grin. The Kings played without injured starters Bonzi Wells and Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who both watched the game in street clothes Abdur-Rahim with his broken jaw wired shut. The Clippers still are without Corey Maggette, who could be out for another month with a left foot injury. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I had a decent look, not a great look,” said Cassell, who scored 28 points. “I shot the three, and it was a shot I thought I could make.” That’s not a wise bet when the Clippers visit Arco Arena. Peja Stojakovic had 19 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, hitting two free throws with 3.4 seconds to play in the last-place Kings’ third victory in four games following a five-game losing streak. They relied on Bibby’s playmaking in the final minutes, and the flu-stricken point guard responded with even better stretch play than in his 38-point performance at Staples Center on Dec. 27 in Sacramento’s 110-93 victory over the Clippers. “The two games we’ve played them, they’ve really struggled to defend (Bibby) and Brad,” coach Rick Adelman said. “We need Mike to play at a high level. It’s as simple as that, and he was terrific tonight. … There’s not a lot of margin for error for us right now. We need those guys playing well if we’re going to win.” Bibby scored 11 of his 32 points in the final period, and Cassell missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in the Kings’ 11th straight victory over Los Angeles, 118-114 Friday night. Los Angeles’ struggles against the Kings defy logic, even when factoring in the Clippers’ reputation as longtime losers. The Clippers haven’t won in 15 straight trips to Sacramento since Nov. 7, 1997 and this one was available until Cassell, discombobulated by Miller’s deflection of a pass early in the possession, rushed a three-pointer that missed badly. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarksonlast_img read more

Track Your Online Photos with VenueSeen.com

first_imgTags:#Photo Sharing Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img david strom If you are looking to try to keep track of all the places from whence you post your mobile photos, a new site that launches today called VenueSeen.com might be the place you want to visit. The idea is that they geolocate and collect photos from a variety of sharing sites, including FoodSpotting, Foursquare, Instagram and Facebook. They don’t collect any photos from Pinterest at the moment. Think of them as what Nimble.com and Gremln.com have done for coordination of your overall social networks, VenueSeen is attempting to do for your photos.You can pick and choose all or some of the four networks that you want them to scan, as you see from the screenshot here.The service is designed initially for retail consumer-oriented businesses that want to promote themselves, such as a restaurant or a clothing store or some other shopping destination. VenueSeen has solved the problem of aligning the various geolocation coordinates to make sure that the same Starbucks’ shop shows up consistently from its four feeder sites and matching them up so you can see they were taken in the same place. In addition to consolidating photos, they also collect tips and reviews from these four sites into one place. There is also a handy stats widget that shows you where the photos from a particular location originated from.Most b2b operations probably won’t want to get involved, unless you want to share pics of your employees taken in their own offices. That could be pretty boring unless you have a quirky place in the South of Market district in San Francisco (such as SAYMedia, our parent company). 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Columbia officials testify in favor of city, school bus deal

first_img(Missourinet) Some Missouri cities have buses with plenty of open seats. Some school districts need a cheap way to get older students to class.State Rep. Chuck Basye is pushing a bill allowing school districts to contract with cities to transport high schoolers. The Columbia City Council and Columbia Public Schools Board of Education have endorsed the idea.“For students who don’t have cars to be able to access those services, this is going to be a really good benefit to them,” Councilman Michael Trapp said while testifying at the Capitol in Jefferson City on Tuesday.“We already can share funds, but for some reason we can’t share funds when it comes to busing,” CPS board member Jonathan Sessions said during his testimony.Opponents say they worry city buses don’t have the same safety measures as school buses.last_img read more

Talking Super Saturday With RetailROI’s Greg Buzek

first_imgBack in September 2008, a group of retail leaders were chatting at Oracle OpenWorld when the conversation turned toward charity. “A group of us got together and said, ‘We’re competing with each other for everything, but let’s do something together,’” Greg Buzek, the founder and president of IHL Group and one of Retail Orphan Initiative’s trustees, recalls. “‘We can work with orphans and vulnerable kids.’”The seed of a big idea was planted. A year later at NRF’s Big Show, the group met again to figure out how to raise money to start making a difference. They realized they were well-versed in events, with connections to great speakers and people with access to sponsor budgets. So the group determined an event with all proceeds going to building computer labs, clean water projects, and other charitable efforts to help vulnerable kids could be a huge success. The next year, in 2010, the seed bloomed and Super Saturday was born.“We are a grassroots charity of people in the retail industry that has three goals,” Buzek explains. “One is to bring awareness that there are over 400 million children that are orphaned or in vulnerable conditions around the world. Two, to bring our networks and abilities to bear to help. And three, to partner with charities that are doing great work very efficiently, to come alongside them to deliver financial donations and experience in the areas of clean water, schools and education, computer training and labs. And we also do some general care and feeding programs depending on the situation.”The Super Saturday EventThis year’s Super Saturday event, scheduled for January 14, is set to be the best yet. Taking place at Manhattan’s Harvard Club, Super Saturday will feature nearly 20 speakers across a full day of programming and 285 attendees, many of whom are C-level executives from major retailers and charities. Featuring numerous TED Talk-style seminars on the latest retail technology and trends, plus discussions of shopper evolution, every other session is about RetailROI’s charity work. Super Saturday also features multiple opportunities to network with fellow retail industry do-gooders. “It’s a very, very fast-paced day where people come together and we raise about half a million dollars to go toward building schools and more,” Buzek says. Ninety-four percent of money that comes in during Super Saturday goes out in project grants.A new facet of this year’s event is a youth summit for the children of Super Saturday attendees. “We thought, this year, it’d be really great if we invested in our own kids,” Buzek explains. “We have this incredible executive talent [available at Super Saturday] to teach skills like networking, how important LinkedIn is, and how to do college applications and get scholarships.”Last year, one attendee’s daughter received three job offers after speaking on a few millennial panels. It’s an opportunity for the attendees’ children to spend time with their parents while networking, learning, and understanding the broader charitable goals of RetailROI.It’s All About the Kids“Since we started,” Buzek says. “We’ve been able to help about 185,000 kids in 19 countries around the world.”Numbers like that showcase the impressive larger impact of RetailROI, but the more personal impact can be shown in the stories of what that money went toward. For instance, with the help of Intel, one of RetailROI’s earliest partners, the organization built a school in Liberia — the first school in that area in 15 years.“We’ve done trips to about 10 countries around the world where our retail executives have worked side by side with the charities, and that has led to what I call RetailROI 2.0,” Buzek says. “People are now joining the boards of our partner charities and helping them from a business perspective.”“Most of us, we go to college and we come out and we want to change the world. Then, life takes over. We’ve got school loans to pay, we have kids, we have soccer practice, and we get to our 40s and wonder ‘What I do every day — does it make a difference?’ And the answer is yes, if you’re willing to get past what you can’t do.”By understanding the work people are doing, and what their needs are, RetailROI learns how best to offer their resources. The perfect example comes in a story that begins with a computer lab in a school in Honduras. After the lab was built, RetailROI continued to help the school, where the needs of the kitchen quickly became obvious. A CIO from Schlotzsky’s involved with RetailROI knew that his head of franchising, John Geyerman, could add some efficiency to the kitchen. He saw the corn shucking process there — done by hand by 13-year-old girls who were handmaking 4,300 tortillas daily — and assessed the issues. Collaborating with his buyers, suppliers, and contacts, Geyerman was able to put together a million dollar kitchen for this school for only $65,000, due in large part to their volunteered skills and abilities.But it didn’t stop there. Geyerman thought it’d be beneficial to help the girls working in the kitchen learn a trade. So working with RetailROI, they translated a food safety course into Spanish so the children could all earn food safety certificates. Catering classes were also developed to help the students become better candidates for jobs. That’s how RetailROi is making a difference. Caring concerned people are using daily job skills, but they’re turning these skills to nonprofit organizations and efforts.“When you can start matching executives — people that think in a five-year clip — with [partner charities], it becomes a powerful combination,” Buzek says.It’s a powerful combination that Intel is very proud to be a part of as one of RetailROI’s partners and as a sponsor of Super Saturday. You can follow RetailROI’s efforts via their Twitter for updates on Super Saturday and opportunities to get involved in their charitable work in 2017.last_img read more