Then-Butler head coach Chris Holtmann coached the 2014-15 Bulldogs to a surprise 23-11 with a win against No. 5 North Carolina in his first season as head coach. Credit: Courtesy of John Fetcho | Butler AthleticsChris Holtmann wasn’t officially the guy until after he secured the biggest win of his early coaching career.He was Butler’s interim head coach at the start of the 2014-15 season and took his team to the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas during Thanksgiving weekend. Their first opponent: No. 5 North Carolina.“To be honest,” former Butler guard Alex Barlow said, “I didn’t know what to expect.”Barlow said he wondered if the moment of Holtmann’s first truly big game as head coach would get to him.It did not.Butler shocked the Tar Heels, 74-66. The Bulldogs shot only 30.6 percent from the field and turned the ball over 19 times, but they grabbed 29 offensive rebounds and allowed just eight fastbreak points.That win put Butler on course for a 23-11 season and an NCAA Tournament bid, following a 14-17 season the year prior. It also was a main factor in Holtmann’s promotion from interim to full-time head coach. He then quickly entered the conversation of college basketball’s best up-and-coming coaches.“We got out there, and it was just like we were playing Chattanooga,” Barlow said. “It had no different feel. And at that moment, I’m like, we got ourselves a really good coach.”Holtmann had bested future hall-of-famer Roy Williams in his first season as a head coach at a major program.He has a similar opportunity Saturday when Ohio State battles the fifth-ranked Tar Heels in New Orleans.At 10-3 with wins against Wisconsin and Michigan, the Buckeyes have been somewhat of a surprise in college basketball in the first year of the Holtmann regime. Picked to finish in the bottom third of the Big Ten by several media outlets, Ohio State is now in a similar position to that Butler team three years ago. An upset win against the Tar Heels can vault the Buckeyes into the national picture and significantly boost their NCAA Tournament resume before January.“We’re going to really talk to our guys about just staying in the moment and staying really focused on doing what you know is expected to do and then cut loose and play aggressively,” Holtmann said. “I don’t have any, at least I haven’t had any kind of Knute Rockne speeches in my bag.”He didn’t have that moment in 2014 either. There wasn’t one or two main factors to why Butler won that day. Barlow and Kellen Dunham — another Butler guard on that team — said it had to do with Holtmann simply convincing them they were the better team.“He believed in us from the start,” Dunham said. “He’s like, ‘Guys, I’m serious. I look around the country and I’d go with you guys every day of the week. I’m not going to trade any one of you guys for anybody.’ “For a coach to say that, as cheesy as it sounds, it’s like, man, I want to go dive on the floor for this guy.”Holtmann had three days to prep his players before they played North Carolina in the Bahamas for the first game of the 12-team tournament. Normally, a player might expect a coach to have a higher level of intensity in the practices leading up to that caliber of a showdown. It was quite the opposite.Dunham said Holtmann was pretty much the same the whole week as he was preparing for other games. He tried to drown out the hype the media put on the game and laid out the tendencies of each player on the scouting report, humanizing would-be lottery picks in future NBA drafts. The only difference, Barlow said, was how much they practiced on transition defense and rebounding.“If you would have told me we shot as poorly as we did, would we have won the game? I would’ve been surprised,” he said. “But we got so many extra possessions, we had a lot of 3s and we did a great job with all of our defensive keys.”Alex Barlow (3) celebrate near the end of a 56-48 win against Texas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on March 19, 2015. He was Butler’s leading scorer against North Carolina in 2014. Credit: Courtesy of TNSButler trailed by just three at halftime and executed its offense well, despite a low shooting percentage. Barlow, who had 11 points at halftime, said he remembered Holtmann entering the locker room and delivering the same message, instilling the same confidence he had all week with the players — they were going to win that game.Barlow hit two 3s to open the half for his game-high 17 points and Butler didn’t turn back. With stellar play on the boards and getting back in transition — something echoed by Ohio State forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop Thursday — Butler made a statement it could beat any team.The same statement Ohio State hopes to make Saturday.Butler led by as much as much as 14 with eight minutes left. North Carolina ended up cutting its deficit to three with 37 seconds remaining.At any point where Holtmann’s inexperience in big games would show, this had to be the moment. The double-digit lead had shrunk to one possession. However, Barlow said Holtmann didn’t show an ounce of nervousness, which reminded him of former Butler head coach Brad Stevens, now the Boston Celtics head coach.“I think coach Holtmann’s kind of like that in the fact that he was always like, ‘Guys, we’re going to win this game,” Barlow said.Dunham said he gets frustrated thinking about how poorly he shot in that game — 3-for-17 — but remembers that game as one that put the Bulldogs on a track to the NCAA Tournament and as a turning point in the team’s trust in Holtmann as the guy moving forward.“It instilled a lot of confidence that we could beat just about anybody in the country if we buy into what coach Holtmann’s saying,” he said.Ohio State has surpassed early expectations. That Butler team did the same. The only difference is Holtmann hasn’t had that signature win against a ranked opponent with the Buckeyes just yet. The same opponent can provide Holtmann with another career-defining victory in his first season at another major program.Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) talks with head coach Chris Holtmann during a timeout in the first half of the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“Whether or not they can beat North Carolina this weekend, I don’t know … But what I do know is those guys will believe they can beat them because of coach Holtmann, because of the assistant coaches there with them,” Barlow said. “Coach Holtmann has gotten those guys to buy in. He’s gotten them to believe they’re better than what they were supposed to be. And when you have that type of confidence, you can beat anybody on any given night.”This won’t be Holtmann’s only chance in his inaugural season to secure a win against a top team. However, the opportunity presented to him against the Tar Heels comes with the territory of knowing how to complete the task.“It was one of your coaching moments that you reflect back on and you’ll never forget because when you’re coaching a new group and you just got the position and you’ve been named interim and you’re kind of on a day-to-day contract,” Holtmann said Thursday when asked about the 2014 game. “To have a moment like that for us as a group and as a team after what we had been through was pretty special given the caliber of program that we were playing.”
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Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEC) plans to hire a senior project manager on a contract basis to coordinate a study on supply chain mapping.The department has been awarded a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment to determine the impact of DOD and related federal spending on Georgia’s economy by identifying the aerospace and defense industrial base down to the 4th tier suppliers, and mapping them according to NAICS and product or service codes. The analysis portion will include construction of an economic model to ascertain how vulnerable these programs are to changes in defense spending. Once this analysis is complete, GDEC can begin to develop strategies to maximize the economic benefit of the aerospace and defense industry in Georgia. This data analysis project will enhance existing state programs in workforce and economic development by providing accurate data and identification of supply and demand for products and skilled labor.GDEC is seeking a senior project manager to assist in the coordination and completion of the supply-chain mapping. The senior project manager will work with a vendor of record, which is currently performing the survey and data collection of the suppliers in Georgia’s aerospace and defense industry. The primary role of the senior project manager will be to oversee the day-to-day operations of the grant, including overseeing deliverables, engaging and recruiting stakeholders, and leveraging relationships to achieve the goals of the grant, which are: understand the extent of the aerospace and defense contracting footprint in the state.use a project manager as focal point for efforts to strategize how Georgia can reduce the reliance of regional businesses on defense spending and develop a diversification strategy and support system for those companies that are overly reliant on defense spending.The complete request for qualifications is available on the GDEC website. For more information contact Brett Lacy, rapid response director, GDEC, at [email protected]
Kolkata: A 20-year-old youth, identified as Suvojit Das, was murdered at Chanditala in Behala following an argument over objectionable comments that the victim had made at his friend’s wife.Behala police on Thursday night arrested Rakesh Sardar, who admitted to have committed the crime in a fit of rage after Das passed lewd comments at the former’s wife. The arrested person was produced before the Alipore Court on Friday and is being remanded to police custody till Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFebruary 4. The incident happened on Tuesday late night when the victim, the assailant and three others were consuming liquor together. Sardar had repeatedly hit Das on his head with a piece of stone causing his death. Three other friends tried to stop Sardar but were unable to do so. The youth was rushed to MR Bangur Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries within a few hours. Sardar and his friends had initially told the sleuths that the injury on the victim’s head was due to a road accident. Police had detained four of the victim’s friends and after a prolonged interrogation, Sardar confessed his guilt. The sleuths investigating the case informed that all five of them would regularly consume liquor at Chanditala. They were drivers and helpers by profession. At the time of the crime all of them were intoxicated. Cops have also recovered the piece of stone that was used for the murder.
November 21, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Register Now » Maybe Aereo did have a Plan B after all, as in B for bankruptcy.Five months after being whipped by the broadcast goliaths at the U.S. Supreme Court, the scrappy streaming TV startup has finally thrown in the towel. The company has filed for Chapter 11 protection, according to an announcement CEO Chet Kanojia posted on Aereo’s website today.”While we had significant victories in the federal district courts in New York and Boston and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the reversal of the Second Circuit decision in June by the U.S. Supreme Court has proven difficult to overcome,” Kanojia conceded in a blog post titled “The “Next Chapter.”Related: Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo’s Final Argument to Save ItselfPerhaps The Final Chapter would have been more apropos.“The U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively changed the laws that had governed Aereo’s technology, creating regulatory and legal uncertainty. And while our team has focused its energies on exploring every path forward available to us, without that clarity, the challenges have proven too difficult to overcome.”Before its devastating Supreme Court loss, the Barry Diller-backed upstart allowed subscribers in several U.S. cities to watch and record live TV signals via an innovative cloud-based antenna and DVR combo for $8 to $12 a month, much to the ire of big broadcasters. Related: Aereo’s Plan B: Fine, We’re a Cable ProviderNot long after the Supreme Court deemed Aereo’s service “for all practical purposes a traditional cable system,” the company, in a desperate last bid for survival, pulled an about-face and argued that it should be allowed to operate like one. Once again, it got shot down.Three weeks ago, Aereo gutted its staff in New York and Boston, leaving only a skeleton crew of executives to man the sinking ship. The move hinted that the company’s final hour was nigh. Under Chapter 11 protection, Kanojia said Aereo can “maximize the value of its business and assets without the extensive cost and distraction of defending drawn out litigation in several courts.”After so many exhausting, fruitless court battles, can you blame them?Related: Aereo Pauses Service, Says ‘Journey Is Far From Done’
This story originally appeared on Reuters Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Plaintiffs leading a lawsuit against online dating website Ashley Madison over a security breach that exposed the personal data of customers must publicly identify themselves to proceed with the case, a U.S. judge has ruled.Forty-two plaintiffs, seeking to represent users of the website who had their information compromised, had proceeded anonymously against Ashley Madison’s Toronto-based parent company Avid Life Media, the ruling released on April 6 showed.The plaintiffs are suing Ashley Madison, a website that facilitates extramarital affairs, for failing to adequately secure their information, marketing a “Full Delete Removal” service that did not work, and using fake female accounts to lure male customers, according to the ruling.Their action comes after hackers who claimed to be unhappy with Avid Life’s business practices publicly released Ashley Madison customer data last August.Reuters has not independently verified the authenticity of the data, emails or documents.Judge John A. Ross, of a district court in Missouri, wrote in his ruling that being publicly named as an Ashley Madison user amounts to more than common embarrassment, but noted the 42 plaintiffs have special roles in the case that require identification.The plaintiffs are “class representatives” and may need to testify or offer evidence, unlike “class members,” those in the lawsuit who do not need participate as actively, Ross wrote.He ruled that the plaintiffs must either identify themselves or proceed as class members, who can remain anonymous.The “class” for the collective lawsuit has not yet been certified, the ruling noted. There are at least 10 plaintiffs who are publicly named.Avid Media did not immediately respond to a request for comment.(Reporting by Ethan Lou in Toronto; Editing by Bernadette Baum) 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals April 22, 2016 Register Now »
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By Darren Kaiser, International Man It is said that hindsight is 20/20. It’s easy to think, “If I had just bought apartments in Paris in the 80s, or tech stocks before the bubble, or gold in 2000 or 2001, I’d be sitting on a fortune right now.” The thing is, kicking yourself for lost opportunities doesn’t do you much good. A better strategy is to start focusing on not missing “home run” type investments like these in the future. So, how does one go about cashing in on fast-moving trends and identifying “the next big thing”? Many will tell you that making money like this is all about chance, that you just have to be lucky. Well, I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t some luck involved, but the quote “the harder I work, the luckier I get” by Samuel Goldwyn comes to mind. Making a perfectly-timed entry and exit into any market will take some luck, but careful calculation and consideration will allow you to successfully identify the trend in the first place. So, here is the formula for spotting and cashing in on trends: Modeling. If possible, base your research on a real-life example (or two) elsewhere in the world. If you’re evaluating a real estate opportunity, find places that were similar to your given market 5, 10, or 20 years ago, and study how they evolved over time. If you’re looking at the spending habits of a country that has a rapidly growing middle class, look at another country with similar cultural characteristics that went through the same change in the past, and find sectors which became much more popular during their years of growth. For example, I’ve been studying both urban and rural real estate trends for several years. When looking at urban areas, I’ve noticed there is a very common progression that usually takes place within city centers. The industrial/rundown areas close to downtown become popular with artist/bohemian types, because rents are low, there are plenty of vacant places, and getting around is easy. With their art galleries, concerts, coffee shops, and loft apartments, these areas become much more attractive over time. Within five or ten years, it’s common for the neighborhood to go through a complete transformation. Spotting these trends early can lead to big wins. Ear to the ground. The more you can learn about the current situation you’re analyzing, the more success you’ll have. Keep up with breaking news related to the industry. Spend time in the field and get to know the people who work in the industry, but not just the most established players. Identify the future “movers and shakers”, and try to understand what the next generation is going to want. Economic support. It’s very important after you’ve spotted a trend to evaluate whether the local financial/economic situation will support the trend over the coming years. If incomes in a certain area are rising, many sectors will do well. However, even in slower economies, you can still boost your profits by hand picking your market. If interest rates are rising, you’ll have to be careful, because it means people are going to be paying more for credit (most likely, limiting their spending). If you can find a place with expanding credit and strong consumer spending, there is a good chance your trend could have a long way to run. Gumption. After you’ve done your research and identified a promising trend, make your plan and stick to it. Often, when you find a trend that really presents a lot of opportunity, no one else is investing in it at the time. This means your family, friends, and neighbors will most likely call you “crazy” for considering putting your time and energy into such a “hair brained” idea. Contrarian investors know all about this. Long ago, I considered investing in organic agriculture stocks (back when they sold for pennies) but was talked out of it by friends and family. When I started investing in gold at less than $750 per ounce, most people I knew told me I was going to lose all my money. They said the same thing when I started buying property in Chile. Moral of the story: don’t lose your nerve at the last minute. One of the best things about living an international lifestyle is gaining some experience and insight which can allow you to spot trends in places where the local population would have a hard time identifying them. With all the emerging economies in Latin America and Asia right now, new trends are developing all the time. You can decide if you want to invest passively (stocks or hard assets), or more aggressively (through operating a business), and there are opportunities to suit anyone’s fancy. There’s a whole wide world out there to explore, and spotting a new trend now could make all the difference further down the road. [Spotting good opportunities ahead of the curve is a key focus of World Money Analyst. Take your risk-free test drive here and discover for yourself what the average person thinks is “crazy”.]