The Browns Have A Tight End Whos Defying Time

Jerry Williams311954LH6668610 RECEIVING YARDS Barnidge has 667 receiving yards for the Browns through 10 games (on pace for 1,067), plus seven touchdowns. That’s more than the 603 yards he totaled in his first seven seasons. This kind of late blooming is rare: The table below shows all players who had at least 500 receiving yards in a season after turning 30 and in that season surpassed their career total up to that point.1We looked at players with at least 1 receiving yard before their breakout year. Woodley Lewis331958RE9690642 M.L. Harris301984TE5759487 Mervyn Fernandez301989WR31,0691,041 Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge is 30 years old. Most would call him a young man — a millennial, even! He was 4 when the Berlin Wall came down, one of his favorite actors is Jonah Hill, and he’s participated in a reality TV dating show.In NFL years, though, he’s a geezer. Our perceptions of the average age of an NFL player are sometimes skewed by visibility — the best players tend to have the longest careers. But only 19 percent of active players are 30 or older, and most players peak in their mid-to-late 20s. Which is why it’s impressive that Barnidge is having the best season of his career, by far: Gary Barnidge302015TE8667603 Pat Curran301975TE761983 Willie Miller311978WR376757 PLAYERAGEYEARPOSSEASON #IN SEASONCAREER PRIOR Jim Jensen301988WR8652414 These are not exactly household names — it’s tough to build a memorable career with such a late start, and most of these players had just the one good NFL season to their name. Barnidge’s closest comp is probably Pat Curran, another tight end with a particularly belated breakout season (seven years in, to Barnidge’s eight). Curran faded after 1975, tallying 349, 123 and 92 yards in his last three seasons, but Barnidge could be on pace for a lot more yardage in his breakout year. Although the list above can’t make anyone optimistic about his prospects, the Cleveland end is in uncharted territory. Lou Piccone301979WR6556537 read more

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Womens swimming Lindsey Clary takes home Big Ten title in 400 IM

Ohio State then-junior swimmer Lindsey Clary competes at the Big Ten championships in February, 2016. Credit: OSU AthleticsSenior Lindsey Clary captured a Big Ten championship title in the 400-yard individual medley for the second consecutive year and her third individual Big Ten title of her career. Clary won the event with a time of 4:04.09, dropping two seconds off her time in the preliminaries to seal the championship. Junior Liz Li had another stellar turnout on Friday after taking home a Big Ten title the previous day. Li placed second overall in the 100-yard butterfly with a time 50.90, breaking her own OSU record. The final day of competition continues tomorrow with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and finals kicking off at 6:30 p.m., again. Fans will be able to watch the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, platform diving, and 400-yard freestyle relay. The Buckeyes remained in fifth place through Friday’s competition — behind Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin respectively. Li also contributed to another OSU record Friday, alongside teammates sophomore Maria Coy, junior Macie McNichols and junior Cheyenne Meek. The foursome combined for a new OSU record of 1:27.99 in the 200-yard freestyle relay, earning the Buckeyes a second-place finish, as well as an automatic bid to the NCAA championships. The Buckeyes had four top-10 finishers in the 400-yard individual medley, while no other school had more than one. In addition to Clary’s triumph, junior Meg Bailey and freshman Kathrin Demler finished in the top five with times of 4:08.35 and 4:09.75 respectively, and freshman Molly Kowal finished 10th with a time of 4:12.64. The success of these four made this the strongest event for the Buckeyes so far this weekend. read more

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Scouting for Sports talent to come to hotspot communities

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 22nd 2017: Newly Appointed Youth, Sports and Cultural Development Minister, Michael Pintard says government will embark on a vigorous programme to recruit sporting talent from hot spot areas across the country.Speaking during his contribution to the fiscal package, the Minister says it will go to these communities, and not ‘traditional venues’. He says young people can expect them to be in communities where they live, through the mediums that they listen to, and not the ones that we presume that they are listening to or watching”.He added that concentration will be given to “building our feeder system” with focus on training and supporting emerging athletes, budding cultural practitioners and young people”, in other words,  “who may otherwise fall through the cracks or under-achieve if not guided and supported”.Minister Pintard is also promising to pursue finances and other resources nationally and internationally, while it will amend legislation, policies and programs to facilitate the drive. Pintard says his government will look into providing “world-class physical infrastructure for youth, sports and cultural development”.The effort will also demand that everyone is working “closely with other government agencies and ministries to minimize scheduling conflicts and to reduce duplication of efforts and resources”.Minister Pintard noted his Ministry will enter this fiscal year with an aim at being more outreach-minded in staging events, holding discussions and targeting Bahamians. #MagneticMediaNews#MichaelPintardToBringSportsToHotSpotCommunitiescenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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4 Easy Tools for Cleaning Up Your Email Inbox

first_img Register Now » Email can be a wonderful thing — until it becomes unruly. It’s on your home computer, work computer, mobile phone and tablet, and most likely across multiple email services. You have business messages, personal messages, reminders, invites, newsletters and so much spam. Where is that email invoice for your most important client? Can’t remember if you emailed your vendor about a change in schedule? It’s not a good situation.The good news is your email inbox doesn’t have to be a source of stress and frustration. These tools can help you clean up your out-of-control inbox while making sure you don’t miss any important messages.1. MailstromThis free online tool categorizes all of the email in your account so that you can quickly review, archive and delete messages in bulk. Sort your incoming messages by sender, subject, social or shopping. Choose every item in the list with a single click then choose an action. Mailstrom relays that information to your actual inbox and moments later the posts are either deleted or archived. You can also assign Gmail labels and set up rules to handle recurring messages.It works with Gmail, Microsoft Outlook.com and other email services that are enabled for IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), a standard method of accessing and storing mail on a mail server. Since you can add multiple email accounts, you can see all of your incoming messages on one page. Even better, Mailstrom has a one-click unsubscribe button so you can rid yourself of future list emails without having to go through them one by one.Related: 3 Free Apps to Help You Network Like a Pro2. Triage With Triage, your messages show up on your smartphone as index cards. Flick the card up and it goes into your archive. Flick in down and it stays in your inbox. If you need more detail, you can open the message and even reply to it if you have time.With Triage on your phone, you can clear two dozen messages while waiting in line at the bank. The app works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, iCloud Mail accounts and most email services that support IMAP. The only downside is that it can’t handle more than one email account at a time.Triage is available for all devices using iOS 6 or later and costs $1.99.3. Boomerang for Gmail For people who use their Gmail inbox as a to do list, there’s Boomerang. This app archives your messages then sends them to you or another recipient on the scheduled date. Need to follow up on an email after a conference? Send the email to Boomerang and the app will send it back when it’s time to respond. Client gone on vacation? Write the email now when you’re thinking of it and schedule it to be delivered a few days after their return. Boomerang can even send a message back to you if the recipient doesn’t reply within the time frame.Boomerang is available online as well as an app for Android.The service connects with Gmail or Google apps and it’s free for up to 10 messages a month. For $4.99 a month you can get unlimited messages on Gmail or pay $14.99 for unlimited messages with a Google apps email address.4. AwayFind If you want email downtime but are afraid of missing an important message, consider signing up for AwayFind. This app can send you a text message, voice call or push notification when you receive a specified email. You can set it to watch for a specific subject or an incoming email address such as an investor or a major client.The service connects with Gmail, Google Apps and most providers that use IMAP. Accounts start at $4.99 a month for up to 100 alerts and one email account. For $14.99 you can monitor up to five accounts and receive 1,000 alerts including voice alerts. If you need more, there’s a $49.99 Max account with unlimited email address and alerts.You can access the app online or download it free for iOS or Android.Related: Mobile Apps to Make Business Travel Easier  Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global July 9, 2013 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min readlast_img read more

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This Drone Wants to Replace Your Selfie Stick

first_img 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Taking selfies using a selfie stick is so 2015. One company at this year’s CES has a whole new approach to the problem: A drone. Called Lily, the gadget walked away with one of show’s Best of Innovations awards in Unmanned Systems and Accessories for its “throw-and-shoot,” a technology designed to catch video of you without the need for any controls.The way Lily works is simple: just throw the drone in the air and start moving. Lily has 20 minutes of flight time and will follow you down the slopes, out on the water on your jet ski or even on a run around the block. The possibilities are endless. While it is up in the air, documenting your every move, the device can capture 12-megapixel stills as well as 1080p video at 60 frames per second (fps), or fast-motion video at 720p and 120fps. And it will make sure you never leave the shot, something even the most skilled cameraman will have trouble with when it comes to sports videography.Image Credit: LilyRelated: What To Expect From CES 2016The drone is able to track you thanks to a small receiver you need to keep in a pocket or attach to you in some way. Audio is also recorded using that receiver that can later be synced with your video.Several pre-programmed flight paths allow you to dictate exactly how you want the drone to follow you. For instance, you might set it to catch video of you from the front, or decide you’d rather have it trailing behind or beside you. Lily can hover in place over a stationary activity, or follow you at a speed of up to 25 mph. It can hover at a maximum of 50 feet above you and a minimum of five feet above your head, ensuring it stays close while not so close it might hit you. Lily is also waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about it getting too close to the lake or getting damaged in a light rainstorm.Image Credit: LilyRelated: First Autonomous, Human-Sized Drone Revealed at CESAfter you’re done flying, simply summon Lily back to you using the tracking device, and the drone will land in your hand, ready to head out on your next adventure.The 2.8-pound device is the brainchild of co-founders Henry Bradlow and Antoine Baresque. The two met while studying at UC Berkeley and working in the UC Berkeley Robotics Laboratory. The company was founded in 2013, and has raised $16 million from High Line Venture Partners, SV Angel and Upside Partnership, among others.Lily is expected to ship next month, and is currently available for preorder for $799. The price will eventually rise to $999.Check out the below video to see it in action:Related: Kodak Is Bringing the Super 8 Video Camera Back Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 8, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Costa Rica coffee cashing in despite drop in exports

first_imgObservers of the Costa Rican coffee market got a jolt this week when the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE) released figures amounting to a 20 percent drop in coffee exports between January and the same month last year. Costa Rican coffee exports are down 19 percent to date during the current 2015-2016 season compared with the same period last year, starting in October.But just because exports are down doesn’t mean Costa Rican farmers aren’t enjoying high prices. The value of Costa Rican coffee exports increased 11 percent — an additional $30 million — during 2015 compared to 2014, according to a year-end report from the Foreign Trade Promotion Office.So exports are down but farmers and exporters are still making more? What’s going on?ICAFE President Ronald Peters told The Tico Times that several factors are at play but the most important is coffee futures. While international prices for coffee are relatively low at the moment — roughly $1.20/lb — growers in 2015 benefited from coffee futures negotiated in 2014 or before that paid $1.85/lb on average for Costa Rican coffee. Peters said that the prices were welcome, since the last several years have been difficult for producers between the lingering effects of the coffee fungus roya and low prices.“We need to take advantage of these jumps [in price] when we can,” Peters said.The ICAFE president said that even if futures sold this year aren’t as competitive as those from the last two proved to be, hopefully production will be able to rebound enough to make up the difference in lower prices.As the controls for roya improve, production has started to recover. Peters said that ICAFE forecast that the 2015-2016 harvest in Costa Rica will grow between 3 and 5 percent to more than 2 million 46-kg sacks of processed coffee over the 2014-2015 season. And the 2014-2015 season grew by 4.5 percent over the season before that.Exports might have been down 20 percent in January but Peters brushed it off as a fluke, saying that it could have to do with the pace of the harvest or other factors on the ground. He said that the export figures could even out over the next several months as the larger harvest makes its way to market.Peters said that to keep production growing farmers will need to invest in their fields, including planting new coffee trees. But in the meantime he was hopeful about this year’s season, “not only for the little more coffee we’re going to see this harvest but also by taking advantage of the futures we sold last year.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica’s best coffee hails once again from Naranjo Global Peace Index: Violence costs Costa Rica nearly $4 billion every year World Bank: Doing business in Costa Rica has never been easier Uber gets $200 million for international expansionlast_img read more

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