RW10: Catching Up With Some Of ReadWrite’s Most Influential Writers

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Marshall KirkpatrickYears active: 2007- 2012What he’s up to now: CEO and founder of Little Bird, a tool that uses social data and other online signals to identify influencers. How did you end up writing for ReadWrite? After I was at TechCrunch, I joined a small startup in Portland, writing on their company blog and producing content using their technology.  I was also doing some consulting on the side and some of that took the form of “blogger placement” with other companies seeking people to write on their blogs.  (Mint.com was my biggest success story in that.)  I was getting enough interest in both directions (though admittedly more from people wanting a job) that I put up a post on my own blog saying “OK, everybody, form two lines!  Who wants to hire a blogger? Who wants a job blogging for a company? I will connect you!”  And Richard MacManus reached out to me, asking “how much would it cost to hire someone of … your caliber?” And I said “oh let’s not beat around the bush—here’s what it would cost to hire me myself!”  I knew even back then, when ReadWriteWeb had a staff of three, that it was one of only a small number of publications I’d be proud to write for (PaidContent, GigaOm, VentureBeat being among the others). Because Richard is a man who identifies deeply with intellectual exploration—and that’s awesome.Richard said, “I’m looking for someone who can hit the front page of Digg on a regular basis.”  That used to be the standard by which blogging success was judged!  And so that’s just what I did, even as I was sometimes critical of the culture at Digg.  This was one of the stories I was most proud of.  And what other tech blog wrote explicitly and critically of Kevin Rose’s ignominious introduction of Digg to the world?  But we got on the front page of Digg a lot and we just kept growing beyond the time when that mattered.  After some time working as a contracted blogger, Richard brought me on full time.  I announced that on my blog in the same post I announced that I was getting married to my wonderful wife and now Little Bird cofounder Mikalina.  Our news hit Techmeme and that’s something we’ll always be a little proud of. What’s your most memorable post or moment from your ReadWrite days? There are far too many to recount.  Every day was an adventure.  One of my favorite stories was when I was talking with Mike Melanson about a story we were hours late covering after it hit Techmeme and he said, “I don’t know why, we’ve covered that company several times in the past.”  I thought that was a great structured criterion for elevating a source’s importance, and so we went over to a startup called FluidInfo that said it had a cloud database of all the outbound links in the history of ReadWriteWeb.  I asked if they could populate a field that counted the number of times a particular domain had been linked to over the years. They said yes, so I asked staff hacker Tyler Gillies if he could hit their API and pull down that list.  We got 2,000 domains that ReadWriteWeb had linked to more than two times in the past, we eyeball-edited out 500 competing news sites and personal blogs, and were left with 1,500 companies.  There wasn’t a standard place to find their RSS feeds, everybody’s blogs were in different places on their site, so we tossed the list up onto Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and for $50 overnight got a set of 1.500 RSS feeds from companies we’d written about two or more times.  Then Tyler wrote a bot that would ping those feeds every five minutes to see if they’d posted anything new, and if they had the bot would send the link into a group Skype chat we called the Bot Room, filled with bots like that and more.  All of our competitors had been getting real time push notifications from 20 or 30 company blogs (since I wrote about the ability to do that when I left TechCrunch). But we found a rational way to identify 1,500 companies worth tracking in real time.  So we ate everybody’s lunch for months with real-time notifications of all these high-quality sources.  It was awesome.  We broke a lot of news like that. A lot of people thought that automated data-driven methods of breaking news were somehow less legitimate than other forms of journalism but I think they are wrong.  It was a lot of fun, too. What’s one lesson or idea that’s stuck with you since you left ReadWrite?I learned that saying “Just go out there and be awesome” is not an effective way to manage people.  It leaves them feeling frustrated, angry and like they don’t want to be your friend anymore.  I’m really thankful for learning that and wish I had earlier.  My wife Mikalina was instrumental in helping me learn that, based on our experiences together with ReadWriteWeb staff.As ReadWrite starts its next decade, what do you hope to see more (or less) of? I hope it’s epic, risky and filled with thoughtful integrity.  I hope it sticks up for social justice and existential meaning.  And I hope it monetizes well, so everyone engaged in epic, risky and filled with thoughtful integrity can get the double win of being well compensated for it.  8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Jolie O’Dell Years active: 2009 – 2010What she’s up to now: Writing for VentureBeat, freelancing elsewhere and publishing poetry books at Juniper PressHow did you wind up writing for ReadWrite? I had been freelancing for a few tech sites and other blogs—I worked with Allen Stern (God rest his soul) at Center Networks and Steve Hall at Adrants. I was building up my portfolio of professional blogging after being a print journalist for several years. I was introduced to Richard by a mutual friend, and after exchanging some emails, he decided to take a chance on me. I started out at a rate of $25 per story and worked my way up to a full-time position, thanks to lots of coaching from Richard and [co-editor] Marshall [Kirkpatrick]!What’s the most memorable moment from your ReadWrite days? Definitely the time the staff met up in Palo Alto and went to Facebook in 2009. There were five or six of us—all alums now—and we had an amazing time riding [public transit] and eating at a cafe outside. But I will never forget how during our Facebook visit, the ever-feisty Marshall Kirkpatrick got “called in to the principal’s office” to talk alone with Mark Zuckerberg. He seemed rather abashed when he came out; I can only imagine he was getting chewed out majorly for being one of the first and best writers to really discuss Facebook’s privacy issues, especially when it came to children and commercial entities using the service.What’s one lesson from those days that has stuck with you? You can’t always be first, but you can always try to be best. And sometimes, you can be first and best.Always think deliberately about what you write, and give every story an extra paragraph or two of analysis, context or background.ReadWriteWeb changed my career forever. I wouldn’t be where I am today—making an obscene amount of money, sitting at the top of a skyscraper in San Francisco, happily married to a technology company founder—if it weren’t for Richard MacManus and his willingness to take a chance on me.As ReadWrite starts its next decade, what do you hope to see? I really hope that the ReadWrite spirit of beating the competition by writing better continues. The Internet is so saturated with “breaking” news and briefs and copy/paste fake journalism. ReadWrite has a reputation for being above that, for providing insight, depth and a unique point of view.I dearly love Owen Thomas. He’s a personal friend; he’s also surprisingly intelligent. When we end up chatting about tech, he invariably brings up angles I would never have considered otherwise. In that regard, he reminds me a bit of Marshall. I’m so very excited to see what he does with the old place. Jon Mitchell Years active: 2011 – 2013What he’s up to now: Launching an online publication called The Daily Portal.How did you come to write for ReadWrite? In 2011, I was working for a news tech startup experiment that seemed to be winding down, so I was moonlighting as managing editor for a local news site in Portland. Through working on that, I ended up attending events for Portland journalists hosted by Abraham Hyatt, long-time managing editor for ReadWrite. When Abraham posted a new writer job, I saw it very early, and I had the ability to say, “Hi, Abraham. I’m Jon. I helped you clean up after your PDX journo conference a couple months ago.” So that got me the interview, and being a bearded dude in Portland sealed the deal.What was your most memorable ReadWrite moment? At SXSW 2012, I caught wind early on of Homeless Hotspots, the ill-advised marketing experiment that became the only story to matter from the whole conference. I bashed out a reaction late at night and the momentum of that post carried me through to the morning. I went out and interviewed one of the homeless workers wearing a Wi-Fi hotspot around his neck, and posted a big second-day update to the post. I got the link in Tim Carmody’s Wired post because I took a stand, and that pretty much made the week. I did a BBC World News radio interview, I got all kinds of links, it was a great moment. I was happy to be making an impact on a story that wasn’t about computers and telephones. What’s one lesson from those days that has stuck with you? “Blogging is a footrace and a beauty contest at the same time,” Marshall Kirkpatrick once said in the chat room. That sums up what I learned at ReadWrite. I learned to be plugged into the beating heart of the present, get the story, but never forget to tie it into the past and what it means for the future. A journalist’s number one job is to put the facts into context, and ReadWrite was known for that.What would you like to see more of from ReadWrite in the next decade? I want to see more features about the meaning of technology and the people behind it. The ReadWrite team is a bunch of philosophers. I want to see the site use that curiosity to push the medium forward. Josh CatoneYears active: 2007 – 2008What he’s up to now: Executive Director, Editorial Projects at Mashable.How did you end up writing for ReadWrite? Whenever anyone asks me how I got my start in blogging, I like to say I conned my way into it. While that’s not exactly true, it’s not far off. Somehow, I was able to go from toiling away at a mid-sized political website, for which only about a third of my writing actually carried a byline, to being lead writer for one of the sites that shaped the early blogosphere. And it all started with a comment.In January 2007, I left a comment on a ReadWrite post that included an analogy Richard MacManus apparently liked so much that he turned it into a follow-up post a few days later. A month later, I reached out to Richard and offered to write some guest posts.  All three of them hit the front page of Digg (back when that meant something), and in April 2007, Richard offered to let me run the entire site for a week while he was on vacation. When he got back, I hadn’t gotten him sued … so he gave me a job. What was your most memorable post? My favorite post is one entitled, “There Is No Web 3.0, There Is No Web 2.0—There Is Just The Web.” Anyone around the Web in 2008 will remember that defining what made a site “Web 2.0” was a popular pastime. I decided that while the discussions and debates about those definitions were helpful in figuring out where the Web was going, the actual attempt at assigning version numbers was not. This was my well-received rant. Perhaps the most fun I had at ReadWrite was when I convinced Richard we should devote an entire week on the site to Facebook in the summer of 2007. I’m not actually sure if Richard was even on Facebook at the time. We spent an entire week writing posts about Facebook—resources, analysis, lists and news. We would later run other themed series as part of a program we called “ReadWriteWeb Files,” but Facebook stands out because it was first, and because we were one of the first major tech blogs to really devote significant virtual column inches to exploring the company.What’s one lesson you’ve carried with you since leaving ReadWrite?The most important lesson ReadWrite taught me was that it’s okay to take your time. It’s no surprise that when I was hired at Mashable, I started as Features Editor. That’s the ReadWrite influence at work. ReadWrite was built around the idea that thoughtful, deliberate and careful analysis has a ton of value. What do you want to see more of on ReadWrite? Get back to those roots as the best place for the smartest analysis of Web tech news and trends. News is a commodity; it’s an appetizer. ReadWrite should be serving the main course. Mike MelansonYears active: 2009 – 2011How did you wind up writing for ReadWrite? I hopped in a van to the Northwest with a guy at a festival and ended up in Marshall’s back yard in a tent for several weeks. Marshall and I walked around talking about technology a bunch and then I returned to my life in Austin to finish journalism grad school. When I finally graduated the next winter, I posted something on Facebook to the effect of “I hope this $3 I just spent on the Writers Market was the best $3 ever,” and Mikalina [Kirkpatrick] commented saying that Marshall just happened to be looking for a writer. And there it was.What was your most memorable post for ReadWrite?My most memorable post is quite obvious: Facebook Wants to be Your One True Login. And its corresponding post: How Google Failed Its Users and Gave Birth to an Internet Meme which sorta tells the story. That morning, when the traffic spike hit (we’re talking several hundred thousand pageviews over a couple days, if I remember correctly, with the post continuing to pull traffic for months) we were all in a Skype chat room trying to figure out what had happened. I think one of us had written about 4chan that day or the day before, so we thought perhaps /b [a message board devoted to mischief] was DDOSing us, attempting to bring the site down with an excess of traffic. Frederic [Lardinois] poked around in the stats and finally showed what was really going on—everyone was looking for Facebook. That’s when Marshall added the “Dear Facebook Users” message to the top of the post. And here I thought I was just writing an analysis of Facebook. How did ReadWrite change you? ReadWrite likely changed me in an unexpected way for a tech writer—it drove me back to my roots. When I left ReadWrite in 2011, I moved back to Austin and stopped looking at the Internet almost entirely for a couple months. My main focus on the Internet since those days is managing its ever-present draw. I’ve turned off the data plan on my phone, I’ve installed browser plugins to keep me from staring at Facebook and Reddit all day, I’ve turned off Twitter notifications, all sorts of things. ReadWrite taught me that while technology has its place, it also has a dark, ego-driven, addictive side that lots of the tech world has yet to really acknowledge.What would you like to see more of on ReadWrite? I’d like to see what I always liked to see—more well-sourced analysis and [real] journalism. Less of that other crap people try to pass off as journalism.  Audrey WattersYears active: 2010 – 2011What she’s up to now: Freelance writing and running Hack Education, a site about education technology. What’s one lesson you’ve kept with you since leaving ReadWrite? My most important takeaway from the time I spent at ReadWrite is that being “first” isn’t the goal. Rather you should strive to be “best.” Being “best” doesn’t come from rewriting a press release or a company blog post (even if your rewrite hits Techmeme). Being “best” doesn’t mean creating a link-baity headline that garners the most clicks or retweets. Being “best” means adding value for your readers—that is, you want to help contextualize the news. You should talk to domain experts. You should add analysis. You want to be the tech writer that people want to read on a topic … because they know that what you’ll say will be interesting and smart. “Interesting and smart” were always how I’d describe ReadWrite before I joined the team. It’s the lesson that I’ve carried with me after I left.Where Are They Now? These are only a few of the many great writers who have built ReadWrite over the years. We couldn’t possibly include everybody at length, but we would be remiss not to mention Sarah Perez, who  wrote some excellent and widely-read stories during her tenure at ReadWrite. Today, she continues writing about mobile platforms and social media for TechCrunch, a site that also publishes work from ReadWrite alums Frederic Lardinois, Alex Williams and Klint Finley (who also writes for Wired). There are many, many more who we couldn’t reach or didn’t have room to feature. We’re hoping to hear from them in the comments. john paul titlowcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#ReadWrite#RW10#ten ReadWrite celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 20, 2013. For the occasion, we’re running a series of articles  looking back—and looking forward.It’s hard to believe that ReadWrite went live an entire decade ago. Since founder Richard MacManus first hit the “Publish” button, an impressive roster of writers have contributed to the site in a wide variety of ways. Some have continued successful careers as technology journalists, while others have shifted their work and lives into entirely new directions. To mark our 10th anniversary, we reached out to a handful of past writers and ask them about their experience with ReadWrite. What follows is a sampling of the thoughts, recollections and current situations of some of our most noteworthy alumni who responded. We encourage everyone who’s been involved with ReadWrite to chime in on the comments and let us know what they’re up to. Richard MacManus (founder) Years active: 2003 – 2012What he’s up to now: Writing a book about consumer health technology. (See also: RW10: A Decade of Spotting The Future Taking Form.)What’s your most memorable ReadWrite moment? There are too many memories to mention—perhaps I’ll write a book about it someday! But I’d have to say my favorite moment was meeting Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, in Boston in mid-2009. I interviewed him about a variety of topics, from the Semantic Web to the then nascent Internet of Things.As I wrote in that post, Berners-Lee’s pioneering work and philosophy was a direct inspiration for me when I launched the site as ReadWriteWeb back in 2003. Immediately after shaking hands, I told him that ReadWriteWeb’s name was in part inspired by the first browser, which he developed, called “WorldWideWeb.” That was a read/write browser, meaning you could not only browse and read content, but create and edit content too. So it was a special moment meeting him in person.How has ReadWrite changed you?  ReadWrite has changed me in so many ways. It’s fitting, though, that the key lesson I took from ReadWrite is the one that made me start the blog in the first place: to write about things I’m passionate about. Ten years ago, my avenue for writing was a blog called Read/Write Web. Now, it’s a book project. But either way, I’m doing what I love: writing.As ReadWrite starts its next decade, what do you hope to see? The DNA of ReadWrite is passion for technology and forward-thinking analysis of it. So I was thrilled to see that the new editor-in-chief, Owen Thomas, had embraced those principles. Also, the Web of 2013 is no longer just about what’s happening on your computer’s Web browser, as it was in 2003. As Owen noted in his debut post, the Internet is everywhere today—in our pockets, on our bodies, in the physical world. So I’m thrilled that the blog I founded will chronicle this new era of the Read/Write Web. Hopefully for at least another 10 years! Because I’m certain the next decade will bring many more exciting innovations and Web developments.last_img read more

Amid career season, Lee unsatisfied as UST continues to struggle

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “We haven’t registered a single win so I know I still have to improve because even if I produce quality numbers and we’re still losing, my games won’t matter to me.”READ: Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next seasonLee and the Tigers could’ve walked out of Smart Araneta Coliseum with a 1-7 record if only he converted one of his, potential, game-winners in the final seconds.The third year guard had a clear shot from the top of the key in his first attempt but the ball bounced in and out of the rim with about two seconds left in the game clock.His second was far more difficult as he only had a fraction of a second to get it off.ADVERTISEMENT Gilbert Arenas to co-host sports show with ex-porn star Mia Khalifa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president And even though Marvin Lee has been producing career numbers, he can’t help but think about the good of the team.READ: UP ends slump, sends UST reeling to eighth straight lossFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“So far I’m happy with my performance but I am in no way contented with it because we haven’t won a game,” said Lee in Filipino Wednesday after UST lost to University of the Philippines, 71-69.Lee is averaging 13.5 points, 3.75 rebounds, and 3.5 assists for UST, the first time in his career that he broke the 10-point average with both of his rebound and assist marks career-highs. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s no secret that University of Santo Tomas is the picture of futility in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.That 0-8 record encapsulates everything that is wrong about the Growling Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I felt that my shot would’ve went in, because whe I released it the ball had the perfect trajectory,” said Lee who finished with 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists. “When it bounced out I thought to myself that this game wasn’t for us.” View commentslast_img read more

Kings of the NCAA

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “They (Lyceum) really made us earn it (this championship),” said Bolick, who had 18 points, five rebounds and six assists in the title-clincher.“This is the finals and if we only we can have two champions, I would be glad to give it to them too.”Coming out strong in the second half of the season after struggling with a knee injury, Tankoua was named finals Most Valuable Player after tallying 22 points and 18.5 rebounds in the two games.The game was hanging in the balance heading into the final two minutes, but just like in Game 1, Bolick took charge with a lay-up and a big triple that sewed up the win, 89-82, with 50 seconds remaining, after Mike Nzeusseu put the Pirates within, 82-83, with a three point play.“I always visualize that it will always be close games,” said Bolick. “I was comfortable making that three because I’ve been practicing hard for it.”ADVERTISEMENT PH cagers reinforce Southeast Asian clubs in regional tourney Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Davon Potts contributed 15 points anew with three triples, while Javee Mocon and AC Soberano had 14 and 11 points, respectively for the Lions, who outscored the Pirates, 27-16, in the final quarter.Reigning MVP CJ Perez finished with 22 points, but he was held scoreless in the final period as the Pirates lacked the finishing kick that became a hallmark of their elimination round sweep.“Well, again, this championship will not be a reality if not for my players,” said Fernandez.“They deserve to win this championship, they worked hard for it, they sacrificed. We knew in the course of our season, people doubted us, but the circle of this team never doubted each other. At the end of the year, the important one is the championship.”Earlier, Mapua sent the juniors championship series into a deciding Game 3 after whipping La Salle Green Hills, 91-81.The winner-take-all clash is set on Tuesday at 1 p.m., also at the Big Dome. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar from perfect for most of the season, San Beda College saved its finest performances for the games that mattered most in NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball.Turning the championship series into a showcase of their grit, poise and composure, the mighty Red Lions completed a sweep of erstwhile league-leading Lyceum with an emphatic 92-82 victory on Thursday night before a huge Smart Araneta Coliseum crowd.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Robert Bolick proved unstoppable down the stretch, Donald Tankoua was a force inside the paint all series long, and returning coach Boyet Fernandez seemed to press all the right buttons under pressure as the Lions came out victorious in one of their most challenging seasons since their dynasty started 12 years ago.For the past four months, the Lions played in the shadows of the Pirates, the upstarts from Intramuros who blitzed their way to 18 straight wins en route to a historic finals appearance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Pirates did offer a stiff resistance in the finals, keeping the game close until the final minutes of the two games, but this was a stage that always brought the best out of the Lions, who went full throttle down the stretch.It was San Beda’s 21st crown overall and 10th in 12 years. View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoDe Gea makes clear he wants Man Utd stay – but on his terms

first_imgDe Gea makes clear he wants Man Utd stay – but on his termsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid de Gea has made it clear he wants to stay with Manchester United – so long as they meet his contract demands.The Daily Mail says the goalkeeper is keen to thrash out fresh terms at Old Trafford and end any lingering uncertainty after another man-of-the-match display in the 1-0 win at Tottenham.De Gea will command a significant improvement on his current £200,000-a-week contract and would expect his wages to top £300,000 including bonuses.Discussions between the 28-year-old’s representatives and United have been ongoing for some time but without resolution.United activated a 12-month extension in November, locking the Spaniard in until 2020 and preventing him talking to interested clubs this month ahead of a potential free transfer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: Nike Announces New Kyrie 1 “Duke Blue Devils” Shoes

first_imgDuke and UNC get set for the tip.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Nike announced today it is putting out a new pair of Kyrie Irving’s Kyrie 1 signature shoes on Mar. 12., and the colorway pays homage to Irving’s brief but brilliant career at Duke University. The shoes are pretty sharp.Nike Kyrie 1 “Duke Blue Devils” releasing on March 12 http://t.co/zFUQYjyY84 pic.twitter.com/BLcFf9gwZG— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) February 26, 2015It will be interesting to see if the Blue Devils don these at any point during the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. There is no explicit reference to the Duke program on the sneakers themselves, but the connection is pretty clear.last_img read more

Urban Meyer lands his first quarterback recruit as Ohio States coach

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s success on the recruiting trail keeps on coming. Quarterback prospect J.T. Barrett, out of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas orally committed Wednesday to play for OSU after he graduates from high school in 2013. During his junior year, Barrett completed 102 of 171 passes for 1,605 yards, as he threw for 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Barrett also contributed 1,521 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. OSU’s 10th commitment of the class stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 209 pounds. Recruiting website Rivals.com ranked Barrett as a four-star recruit and the No. 134 overall player in the 2013 class. The site also ranked him as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback. Barrett narrowed his choices down to OSU, LSU, Texas Tech and Nebraska in March before finally committing to OSU. As Meyer’s first quarterback signee, Barrett is expected to compete with 2012 signee Cardale Jones to eventually replace current sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller. Meyer has had his fair share of success at recruiting the quarterback position, signing notable players such as Heisman Trophy winners, Tim Tebow and Cam Newton (transferred to Auburn University) while coaching at the University of Florida. read more

Silva We lacked cutting edge

first_imgAfter their hard-fought 2-1 win against Lincoln City on Saturday, Everton manager Marco Silva believes his side needs to learn how to finish off games.Everton labored to a 2-1 victory at home against League Two side Lincoln City to progress to the fourth round for the second time in the last five years.Fourteen minutes into the first half, Everton were already two goals ahead thanks to strikes by Ademola Lookman and Bernard, but Lincoln City reduced the deficit through Michael Bostwick in the 28th minutes and the home side struggled to see out the game.“First we achieved the main thing, to play in the next round,” Silva told Sky Sports.“For some moments it didn’t look like we would have a quiet afternoon. We started with intensity and some good moments but after one moment we lost the focus and gave them some hope.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It is something which has happened in the last few games and it is something we need to stop as soon as we can.“In some moments when everything goes well for us, even in our defensive moments, we are comfortable.“When you don’t achieve the good results, the confidence is not the same. We have to be more focused because in one moment everything can change.“We scored twice but they didn’t do anything to score a goal and we gave that option to them. We need to work to be more strong.”last_img read more

May 27 2013Paolo Soleri Studios will be one of th

first_imgMay 27, 2013Paolo Soleri Studios will be one of the 700 exhibitors at this years NeoCon in Chicago, June 10-12 2013.It’s a great opportunity to show Paolo’s amazing Custom and Special Bell Assemblies, being that NeoCon is one of the largest design expositions for commercial interiors and architectural design professionals in North America.[The Goldwater Special Assembly at Cosanti; photo: Cosanti Foundation] Following this event will be a screening at the Graham Foundation for the well received documentary: Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form, June 12, 2013.  For more information and to RSVP for the film screening see this link [The Goldwater Special Assembly now at the Paolo Soleri Bridge and Plaza in Scottsdale; photo: Young Soo Kim]last_img