WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AT USC? Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan Beating UCLA at home was just magical, especially doing it on senior night for some of those guys [who are] some of my best friends today. I’m not really sure about that yet. I have a couple options — I could pursue volleyball overseas. But I’m also ready to get a job, start a life, and move on. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? It was tough in the beginning. Of course, there’s a language barrier, understanding what your coaches want, how you’re going to make new friends. The culture’s totally different. The environment is different. It was always a challenge to adapt. It took me a while to understand more about the people. WHAT’S ONE THING ABOUT VOLLEYBALL THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW? Just keep your head high. Sometimes it’s going to be a roller coaster ride. There’s going to be ups and downs. You’ve just got to keep your head up, just keep working hard. If you work hard, it’s going to pay off in the end. WHAT ABOUT TRANSFERRING FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGE? WAS THAT A CHALLENGE? DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS FROM THE PAST FOUR YEARS? I made a lot of friends playing volleyball. It definitely helped that all my teammates knew English, helped me develop my language as well on the court. My favorite memory so far was my junior year. We had a game against UCLA — it was senior night last year. There was a lot of people, a lot of pressure and we came up with a win that night. I’m going to remember that game forever. No regrets at all. When you don’t win a championship, you’re always like, “I wish I would’ve done that.” We’re working hard this year to reach that goal. In the U.S., it’s not really a popular sport. One of our coaches, Greg Walker, talks about entertaining people: ‘What are you going to do for people to come watch you?’ It has to be exciting. Sometimes, I feel like some people lack excitement [for the sport]. It’s something that we always work on, to put on a show for everyone to come to watch. WAS IT DIFFICULT TO ADJUST TO LIFE IN AMERICA? Coming from Orange Coast College in Orange County, of course the level of volleyball was way higher playing Division I here at USC. It’s tough to adjust to the speed of the game. After a lot of hard work and dedication, you adapt to it easily. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR FRESHMEN ATHLETES? Volleyball is played all around the world, but the way they play it in the U.S. is totally different from the way they play it in Brazil. [In Brazil], it’s a way more emotional game. You play with your heart. You play for the fans. In the U.S., it’s more of a statistical game. In my opinion, that’s why people don’t really watch it here — the excitement that some of the players don’t have.
Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) US subsidiary FanDuel has announced that it will optimise its full marketing suite utilising Fresh8 software.Updating stakeholders, FanDuel is set to integrate Fresh8 ‘machine optimised assets’ across its entire marketing/advertising inventory, operating across all active US state markets.The partnership will see the US betting operator move to significantly improve its audience engagement across programmatic, social, display advertising whilst delivering further marketing dynamics for FanDuel sites.Aaron Dugan, Head of Online Marketing at FanDuel, commented “the Fresh8 self-build technology enables us to massively scale our advertising effectiveness. The real-time nature of sports betting means manually built campaigns are no longer viable. Fresh8 helps us distribute our proposition in real time and at massive distribution scale. As soon as a bet is available in our platform, Fresh8 ensures it is also front and center in every display, affiliate, and social advert we have.”Fresh8 creates optimised marketing assets from an operator’s wagering and CRM data. This optimises an operator’s marketing spend through real-time creative decisions and minimises the time and overhead of producing, and distributing, digital marketing assets by hand.Andrew Sharland – Fresh8Backing FanDuel Andrew Sharland, CEO at Fresh8 Gaming, noted “We are excited to be working FanDuel, the early market leader in the USA who already have a fantastic brand recognised across the country. We are delighted FanDuel chose us to help them achieve advertising scale across channels as they expand state-by-state across the USA including helping them activate their tier 1 media company relationships.” Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO July 13, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share read more
The business and commercial life of Milford has been dealt another body blow with the closure of McBride’s Supermarket and loss of eight jobs, including four part-time positions.Located on Milford’s Main Street, staff said the introduction of the one-way system had a detrimental impact on the premises that formerly housed the town’s post office.Some members of staff have served in the supermarket for over 23 years. The McBride premises will close its doors at 2.00pm on Good Friday.The current proprietor, Sean McBride has run the premises since September 2004 when he purchased the building from Hugh McClafferty.The premises was long associated with the family of the late Benjo Hannigan and the post office and shop was a hive of activity with mail sorting, all night telephone exchange, post deliveries and all forms of transactions including pensions.It served a clientele from far beyond the confines of Milford and it was seen as one of the town’s most progressive enterprises. In former times it was seen as one of the pillars of the Milford business community.Milford’s strong commercial hub of jobs and business added to the importance of the post office. A member of staff said that people came here to collect their pensions and it became a hub for the community.“This week has been like a wake,” confess staff members as the sell off the remaining stock on the shelves.Milford was once the jobs base for hundreds of workers: McMahon’s Garage: the Milford Bakery and Flour Mills: two banks: an ATM machine on the main street, the Prewood factory: a leading dance hall and cinema, shops, drapery and furniture stores and much more.The local hotel in the town centre was the base for many travellers, political conventions and weddings and the town formerly had its own golf course Like many Irish rural towns Milford’s decline has not been halted and the faded ‘for sale’ notices are a prominent feature of everyday life.Footfall for many small business premises are a constant challenge to remain open as proprietors struggle to pay their rates and water bills.Business proprietors point to Milford’s decline having become more obvious since a one way traffic system came into operation over seven years ago.Speaking at a Letterkenny Municipal District meeting in October 2014, Cllr. Ian Mc Garvey referred to concerns of local business in Milford regarding the loss business due to one way system and asked that traffic arrangement in Milford be looked at. Milford dealt another blow as supermarket closes with loss of eight jobs was last modified: March 30th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:closuredonegaljobsMcBride’s SupermarketMilford read more