Tag: 爱上海419GO

Wests Tigers announce Cleary as head coach

first_imgCleary will take on the role of Head Coach until the end of the 2020 NRL season.Cleary, 46, has coached 252 NRL games at the New Zealand Warriors and Penrith Panthers, plus was Head Coach of the 2015 Prime Minister’s XIII team and was named the 2014 Daly M Coach of the Year.Wests Tigers Chair Marina Go welcomed Cleary to the Club.”On behalf of the Wests Tigers Board I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Ivan to Wests Tigers,” said Go. “We look forward to him building a strong relationship with our players and staff and working with them long into the future. “In appointing Ivan as Head Coach we as a Club have worked through a thorough process and are thrilled to be making this announcement today,” she said. “Throughout this process Ivan was incredibly impressive with his vision for this Club and where it can go both on and off the field.”Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that he looked forward to working closely with Cleary over the coming seasons.”In all of my dealings with Ivan he’s shown himself to be an incredibly professional individual with a real passion for the game,” he said. “He brings to this Club a wealth of experience which we believe will be very beneficial for our playing group.”We have a group of players who are ready to take the next step in their playing careers and as a Club we’re confident that Ivan is the man to lead them,” he said.Cleary said he was looking forward to joining Wests Tigers.”This is a great opportunity to join a Club with a lot of potential,” said Cleary. “I look forward to getting to work with the playing group and coaching staff.”The Wests Tigers are a huge brand with a strong Membership base and a lot of supporters and I look forward to getting stuck in over the coming weeks,” he said. “Day one is today and from here we start working on improving, we’ll do a lot of exploring and analysis on how things work at Wests Tigers and how the people within the Club work. We need to decide as a group what we want to be and go about achieving this.”I can’t wait to get to work here,” he said. “It’s no secret that I’ve missed it, this is a fresh start for me and I’m committed to seeing this Club reach its potential and to be the success that I know it can be.”Pascoe thanked Interim Head Coach Andrew Webster for his efforts over the last two weeks.”I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Webster for the way that he carried himself over the last few weeks,” said Pascoe. “He did a terrific job during a difficult time, with the way that he conducted himself a true demonstration of his character.”This story and video first appeared on weststigers.com.aulast_img read more

Read More

Texas School Board Rejects Expert Review of School Texts

first_imgShare68TweetShareEmail68 SharesNovember 18, 2015; Christian Science Monitor and Texas TribuneAccording to the Christian Science Monitor, on Wednesday, November 18th, the Texas Board of Education rejected a proposal for “letting university experts fact-check textbooks approved for use in public-school classrooms statewide, instead reaffirming a vetting system that has helped spark years of ideological battles over how potentially thorny lessons in history and science are taught.”The proposal was prompted by continuing problems in what has been a highly politicized process. Writing for the National Education Association, Tim Walker describes the influence wielded by the Texas Board of Education on U.S. textbooks:National publishers usually cater to its demands because the school board is probably the most influential in the country. Texas buys 48 million textbooks every year. No other state, except California, wields that sort of market clout.The state of Texas will only fully fund schoolbook purchases by local school districts if the texts are on the state’s approved list. The board “relies on citizen review panels—often teachers, parents, business leaders, or other experts— whose members are nominated by board members” to review proposed texts prior to Board consideration.Last week, that body rejected a proposal to ensure that the authorized textbooks were factually accurate: “Other Texans can also check the books on their own and identify what they see as errors in public testimony during board meetings.”Concerns about the weaknesses of this approach were heightened this fall. The Texas Tribune noted that “controversy over the materials flared up…after Pearland mother Roni Dean-Burren posted a screen shot…of an infographic in [a] McGraw-Hill World Geography textbook that read, ‘The Atlantic Slave Trade between the 1500s and 1800s brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.’ The backlash prompted an apology and correction from the publisher.”Valerie Strauss described a list of issues raised in the Washington Post in 2014.For example, ideas promoted in different books include the notion that American democracy was inspired by Moses and Solomon, that Jews views Jesus Christ as an important prophet, that in the era of segregation only “sometimes” were schools for black children “lower in quality” and that the U.S. economic systems run without significant government involvement. Some of the books also said that evolution should be taught to students as if it were not fact but simply a scientific theory, and that global warming is not a very serious problem confronting the world. Some critics pointed out simple factual errors, such as the number of Sikhs who live around the world.Those opposed to adding a new level of expertise feared that the proposal “would send a signal that the current textbook adoption process isn’t sound and unnecessarily add an additional layer of bureaucracy to the process. They also took issue with a provision in the amendment that said the state’s education commissioner could appoint Texas-based academics to the panel, with at least one board member noting the ‘philosophical differences’ that often emerge between the board and professors who review proposed textbooks.”Thomas Ratliff, who proposed the change, “quipped Wednesday that he knows ‘people are concerned about pointy-headed liberals in their ivory towers’ getting more involved in the textbook adoption process, but said that creating the option of having such a review panel would demonstrate that the board is concerned about such errors and is actively doing something to address them.”In the end, Texas decided to not go with more expertise. For students outside of Texas, changes in the publishing industry seem to be limiting the state’s influence:Jay Diskey, executive director of the Association of American Publishers’ School Division, says fears of a Texas-style national social studies curriculum are overblown because publishers are more accustomed nowadays to producing customized textbooks for different states.For the millions of Texas children, however, let’s hope the board will rethink their decision.—Marty LevineShare68TweetShareEmail68 Shareslast_img read more

Read More

Morphing Brands into Media Companies

first_imgNot all brands are ready to emulate media companies.  Some are many steps away from operating with the flexibility that typifies the media companies. It takes a certain kind of staff to be able to deliver content at the level of the media company. Other brands outside of this industry struggle to understand what they’re doing wrong and why they can’t adapt. But make no mistake; they have other faults, too. They’re slow to change, listen and deviate from the company strategy. Again, the root of the problem here can be tied back to being inflexible.But media companies suffer no such hardships. They have systematically created content farms to pluck from They think with a journalistic mind geared toward marketing strategy and not sales. Media brands have an advantage in the sense that they’re able to tell better, more compelling stories as well.When it comes to operation management, it literally pays to model your company after the media companies and not the bland brands. Read the full article by Joe Pulizzi for more information on this topic.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Read More

James Comeys political memoir beats rivals at bookstores

first_imgPolitics books Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Politics books James Comey’s political memoir beats rivals at bookstores Alison Flood Autobiography and memoir Support The Guardian The former FBI director at a Barnes & Noble in New York.Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Images Share on Messenger Share via Email US politics Share via Email James Comey Wed 25 Apr 2018 09.04 EDT Clinton’s memoir What Happened sold more than 300,000 copies in its first week on sale, while Wolff’s White House exposé, Fire and Fury, sold around 200,000 copies first off, according to the New York Times. Fire and Fury has gone on to sell more than 2m copies, the paper reports.In the UK, A Higher Loyalty notched up sales of 9,520 in its first week, according to Nielsen BookScan, making it the No 1 bestselling hardback non-fiction title, and the eighth best-selling book overall.The memoir details Comey’s career, from prosecuting the mafia and lifestyle guru Martha Stewart to his tenure as director of the FBI, from 2013 to 2017, when he was fired by President Trump. Trump has responded to the book on Twitter, writing that Comey “totally made up many of the things he said I said, and he is already a proven liar and leaker”.After Amazon.com was flooded with one-star reviews for Clinton’s memoir last year, subsequently removing reviews because they “violate[d]” its customer guidelines, the bookseller has restricted reviews of A Higher Loyalty to verified purchasers. Of almost 1,000 reviews of the book to date, 90% were five stars.Peter Conrad, writing in the Guardian, said Comey “portrays himself as both high-minded and willing to share his own pratfalls”. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, meanwhile, bemoaned the memoir’s “catty” details. “I believe most and maybe all of what Comey has to say, and much of it needs saying, as an answer to the president’s lies and an exposure – affirmation might be the better word – of who and what Trump is. But in succumbing to this showboating and spite, hasn’t Comey joined Trump almost as much as he’s defying him?”According to this week’s figures, Comey is not so much joining Trump as beating him. Trump biographer Timothy O’Brien reports the former Apprentice host’s 1987 book on business, The Art of the Deal, had a first print run of just 150,000 copies. Pinterest First-week sales of the former FBI director James Comey’s memoir have topped 600,000 copies in the US, eclipsing the initial performances of recent political bestsellers by Michael Wolff and Hillary Clinton.Comey’s A Higher Loyalty, which publisher Flatiron Books says explores “what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions”, and which a Guardian review said likens Donald Trump to “an ignorant thug whose tantrums and rants make up for gnawing personal insecurities”, was published on 17 April. Flatiron president Bob Miller and publisher Amy Einhorn report it has sold more than 600,000 copies so far, with more than 1m copies now in print, making it this week’s number one bestselling title in the US. The Trump-bashing FBI director’s memoir, A Higher Loyalty, has sold 600,000 in its first week at bookshops Topics Donald Trump Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content news FBI Twitter Shares3636 Last modified on Thu 5 Jul 2018 16.45 EDT Share on Pinterest This article is more than 1 year old Share on LinkedIn Trump administration Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook This article is more than 1 year old Top of the heap … copies of James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty, at a Washington DC bookshop. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters Facebook last_img read more

Read More