4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If operating a small business wasn’t challenging enough, take a moment to imagine what it must be like to run a business in 2016.Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen some of the biggest brands on the planet get hit with data security breaches and theft of private data. What might be most concerning to the small-business community is that this has happened to companies with multimillion-dollar information technology (IT) budgets.If this could happen to a Fortune 500 company, what hope does a small business have?As a trusted partner to its business members, credit unions should understand some of the pain points and challenges that are unique to small business owners, particularly when their businesses do not have the resources to adequately focus on IT security or address risks to a major security event.More importantly, understanding these challenges could provide additional opportunities to strengthen your relationship with business members. continue reading »
ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 Share Share Betway has signed a three-year extension to remain as the sponsor of the Croky Cup, Belgium’s most prestigious knockout football competition.SV Zulte Waregem (2017) and Standard de Liège (2018) lifted the trophy in Betway’s opening two years of sponsorship, and the leading online bookmaker will now remain as the tournament’s official betting partner up to and including the 2020-21 competition.Betway’s Anthony Werkman said: “The Croky Cup sponsorship worked very well for us in its opening two years and we’re delighted to remain as the sponsor for the next three competitions.“Having introduced Betway to football supporters in Belgium with our first two years of sponsorship, a further three years as the tournament’s official betting partner will hopefully lead to increased brand awareness and exposure in the region.”Pierre François, CEO of the Belgian Pro League, added: “The Pro League, in charge of marketing the Belgian Cup, found in Betway a reliable betting partner and we are therefore pleased that they have agreed to an extension.“It’s a great competition, which is characterised by the confrontation between professional clubs and amateur clubs and the possibility of upsets and underdog stories.”The renewed makes up only a small part of Betway’s ambitious sponsorship programme, with deals signed with German clubs Hannover 96 and Fortuna Dusseldorf and Spanish La Liga outfit Deportivo Alavés in the past two months alone. Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020
Ryu’s return would displace Kevin Correia to the bullpen. The right-hander went 2-1 with a 6.43 ERA in three starts after he was acquired from the Minnesota Twins. In all likelihood, ha will be the only major impact on the Dodgers’ pitching staff, since rosters can expand past the current 25-man limit on Monday.Mattingly had a simple reason for lining up Ryu to face the Padres and Hernandez to face the Nationals.“Ryu’s been really good against San Diego, and Roberto’s been really good against the Nationals,” he said.In two starts against the Nationals this season, both wins, Hernandez hasn’t allowed a run in 15 innings. Ryu is 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA (19 IP, 1 ER) in three starts against the Padres this season.Round number, slim pitcher SAN DIEGO — Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will return from the disabled list Sunday to start against the San Diego Padres, and right-hander Roberto Hernandez will start Monday at Dodger Stadium against the Washington Nationals.“The only that’s going to change that — (Ryu) is going to do more stuff today running-wise — is if for some reason he would go backwards and they felt that another day would be needed, then we would do that,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.Ryu was placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining the gluteus medius and piriformis muscles in his right buttock Aug. 13. He threw a bullpen session Tuesday in Arizona and reported no ill effects afterward.The left-hander is 13-6 with a 3.28 earned-run average this season. Kenley Jansen managed to contain whatever excitement he felt about recording the 100th save of his career on Wednesday in Phoenix. In so doing, he became the sixth pitcher in Dodgers franchise history to achieve the milestone, joining Eric Gagne (161), Jeff Shaw (129), Todd Worrell (127), Jim Brewer (125) and Ron Perranoski (101). “It’s awesome,” he said, “but most of the time I don’t try to look at that stuff. A lot of people have 100 saves so I can’t worry about that.”Of the 137 pitchers to achieve the milestone before Jansen, another two are on the Dodgers’ roster: Chris Perez and Brian Wilson.It meant more to Jansen that he’s been on the field long enough to save 100 games. He endured separate stints on the disabled list in 2011 and 2012 with a cardiac arrhythmia. Since undergoing cardiac ablation surgery in October 2012, he’s been symptom-free.“I’m taking more care of my body,” he said. “Take care more of how I eat, doing more running. I have to stay strong. That’s what I’ve been doing more ‑ having consistent workouts, consistent routines.”Jansen said his weight is still in the 260-pound range he’s maintained the last two years. Mattingly has come to appreciate his closer’s stamina.“There’s days that we don’t use him because we have to take care of him,” Mattingly said, “but there’s been very few days since he’s been here that Kenley would say ‘I need a day.’ Almost every day he comes in, even if he’s been three, four days in a row, he says he feels good.”Maddux endorses KershawDodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw’s name has been linked to Greg Maddux often. Last year, Kershaw became the first pitcher since Maddux to lead the majors in earned-run average in three consecutive seasons.This year, Kershaw is on track to make it four years in a row. He’s 16-3 with a 1.73 ERA.Maddux never finished higher than third in National League Most Valuable Player voting in 23 major-league seasons. Speaking Friday at Petco Park, the recently inducted Hall of Famer thinks Kershaw has a shot at winning the award this year.“I don’t have a vote,” Maddux said, asked if Kershaw should win the award. “That [winning three straight MLB ERA titles] is what it would take for a pitcher to win the MVP. That and a down year on the hitters’ side.”It so happens that offense is down across the board this season. The OPS for the entire major leagues is .703, which would be the lowest mark since 1992 (.700).Even though he wouldn’t commit an MVP vote to Kershaw, Maddux offered some high praise for his former teammate.“His consistency is off the charts good,” Maddux said. “Everybody who wears a major-league uniform is good in their own way. There’s guys who can do it every time they put on the uniform. … Every time you see a player whose bad games are good, it’s special.”Uribe on trackJuan Uribe (strained hamstring) is eligible to be activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday. Mattingly believes Uribe will be healthy enough to play Sunday, but the decision “is a matter of are we going to be cautious of giving him the extra day and not have to send somebody out.” If Uribe is activated Sunday, the Dodgers would be over the 25-man roster limit. Monday, the limit expands to 40. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
NFL trade rumors: Dolphins tried to land Lions QB Matthew Stafford Los Angeles already appears to be retooling for 2019-20, as it has signed safety Eric Weddle and pass rusher Clay Matthews this offseason. Los Angeles doesn’t appear to be in a rush to sign Jared Goff to an extension.Coach Sean McVay said Tuesday the Rams “haven’t really gotten into” talks about a new deal for the quarterback. It will have seven picks in the 2019 draft. “Jared’s obviously extremely important to us,” McVay said. “But those are things that, we know we want to get him done at some point. Whether it happens this year, next year, those are things we haven’t really gotten into in depth about yet.”McVay on possible Goff extension: “Jared’s obviously extremely important to us. But those are things that, we know we want to get him done at some point. Whether it happens this year, next year, those are things we haven’t really gotten into in depth about yet.”— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) March 26, 2019Goff, 24, threw for 4,688 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2018-19. He led Los Angeles to the Super Bowl in February, but the Rams lost to the Patriots 13-3. He is not scheduled to become a free agent until 2021, so the Rams could focus on more pressing matters. Related News
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India swept past the Kiwis 5-0 after an impressive eight-wicket win over the visitors in the fifth and final ODI at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk on Friday.With this series win, India have inflicted the most devastating blow on the Black Caps surpassing 1988’s 4-0 win.India players celebrate their win against New Zealand in Chepauk on Friday. Photo by APBut Friday’s match would not have shaped the way it did, if it hadn’t been for a 97-run stand between Parthiv Patel and Yuvraj Singh.Chasing 104, the two got on with the rescue operation after early blows in the form of Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli left the hosts tottering on 10/2.Batting briskly the duo completed the job in 21.1 overs putting 107 on board.Parthiv scored 56 off 70 balls decorating his innings with six fours and one over-the-fence shot, while Yuvraj hit a quick-fire 42 of just 46 balls, hitting six fours and two sixes on the way.At the start of the India innings, opener Gambhir fell to a Nathan McCullum ball that pitched on the off and took a thick edge of his bat to land in wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum’s glove in the third ball of the first over. At the stage India were yet to open an account.Two overs later, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori sent danger-man Kohli packing as the Kiwis tried to claw back into the game. But Parthiv and Yuvraj undid their plans with their third-wicket partnership.Earlier, R Ashwin claimed three Kiwi scalps and Ashish Nehra, Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh took two each in an innings that saw the batsmen walking in and out in quick time.advertisementScott Styris’s 24 was the highest individual score in the New Zealand batting-up that was ripped apart by the Indian bowlers in just 27 overs.Surprisingly, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori had elected to bat against Gautam Gambhir’s men under overcast conditions.
New Delhi: Winger Udanta Singh says the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches will be a “real test” for the Indian football team but the recent good performances, especially in the Asian Cup, will give the players confidence to take on the best in the continent. India begin their 2022 World Cup second round qualifiers with a match against Oman on Thursday in Guwahati, before travelling to Doha to play against Asian champions Qatar on September 10. Bangladesh and Afghanistan are the other two teams in the group (Group E). Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhEach team will play home and away matches till June next year. The top team from each of the eight groups and the four best runners-up across all th groups will advance to the third round. “All the qualifying round matches are going to be real test for us. We will give our best to go to the next round,” Udanta said when asked if India can beat Oman at home. “Each match is crucial for us. Higher or lower rank does not matter on the pitch. It is the performance which is going to decide the game (against Oman),” the 23-year-old attacking lynchpin said in an interview. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterOman are currently ranked 87th in the world while India are at 103rd. The last time India and Oman played against each other was in December last year in the run-up to the Asian Cup in January and the match ended in a goal-less draw. “Playing in front of the home crowd has always been amazing. They are there to back us throughout the game. It gives us hope till the end of the game. We will try to better our performance from the last campaign and we will work on our mistakes,” said the Manipuri player who made his India debut in March 2016. Udanta said the team has learnt from its strengths and weaknesses during the Kings’ Cup in Thailand (in June) and Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad (in July) and the players have been working to improve their performances in the national camp in Goa. “We all are doing hard work in the ground and gym. All the boys look fit. We are all hoping to do our best on the field. From the Kings’ Cup and Hero Intercontinental Cup, we got to learn our strengths and weaknesses and now we are working on them accordingly,” he said. New head coach Igor Stimac took over the reins in May and since then he has been trying to change the playing style of the team to possession football, building from the back and making smooth transition to attacking. “All the boys want to play with the ball and the coach wants to build up from behind. But it is not easy so we try again and again. Mistakes will happen but the coach is there to help us with our mistakes. I like whatever works for all of us,” Udanta said.