Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Bing#copyright#digital music#Google#PIPA#piracy#search#SOPA Frustrated and bitter that laws like SOPA and PIPA have yet to get pushed through Congress without those pesky constituents objecting to turning the U.S. government into muscle for entertainment industry, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is taking out its anger on Google. The music industry lobbying group is accusing the search engine giant of failing to effectively demote search results that lead people to those nasty little download sites.In a blog post on the RIAA site yesterday, Steven M. Marks, EVP & General Counsel, RIAA made it clear that the music copyright association thinks that Google, despite making some headway, remains a day late and a dollar short.“We recognize and appreciate that Google has undertaken some positive steps to address links to illegal music on its network,” said Steven M. Marks, the RIAA’s executive vice president and general counsel. “Unfortunately, our initial analysis concludes that so far Google’s pledge six months ago to demote pirate sites remains unfulfilled. Searches for popular music continue to yield results that emphasize illegal sites at the expense of legitimate services, which are often relegated to later pages. And Google’s auto-complete function continues to lead users to many of those same illicit sites.”(This isn’t the first time: see also RIAA Slams Google’s Anti-Piracy Efforts, Demands Even More Unreasonable Measures.)Testing The ClaimsI wanted to see if the RIAA might be overstating its concerns, something that they’ve been known to do before. So I performed a little one-man experiment, using the song “Some Nights” by Fun. as the guinea pig. Your mileage may vary, of course, but my quick-and-dirty test revealed that the RIAA may have some valid claims.A search for “Fun. album” returned a first, second, and third page of results that were absent of any results that would seem to contain illegal downloads, with the bottom of the third page containing three DMCA takedown notices that point to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s ChillingEffects.org for more information.But down in the “Searches related to” section of all of the results pages, “fun. some nights download” was among the listings, and a click-through pulled in the plenty of links to aggregate MP3 download sites, mixed with a few legitimate sites, like iTunes (#3), Amazon (#7) and the official video on YouTube (#8).As for the RIAA’s claim that Google’s AutoComplete will suggest search terms that could lead users to sites containing unlicensed copies of songs, I found this was indeed true. By the time I typed “fun. some”, Google had filled in four results:fun. some nights fun. some nights lyrics fun. some nights meaning fun. some nights mp3On a whim, I turned on SafeSearch to see if that would make a difference. Results did differ on some search results, such as “fun. some nights download”, where legitimate sites (like the Wikipedia entry for the album) were moved up slightly on the first page of results, but the sketchy download sites were still in full-glory display.I should also note that the RIAA did not take Microsoft’s Bing service to task, even thought the same experiment on Bing yielded very similar results, even in the auto-complete results. Type in “fun. some” on the Bing home page and you get these helpful suggestions:fun. some nights lyricsfun. some nightsfun. some nights meaningfun. some nights torrentfun. some nights videofun. some nights album downloadfun. some nights mp3fun. some nights reviewSearch Engines As Police?Based on these (admittedly quick) search tests, it seems like the RIAA has a point, and Google is failing to block apparent pirate sites on its search results, and its demotion policy announced in August 2012 isn’t really working all that well, either.But let’s be clear: Google has said all along it wasn’t going to block site results from any site unless it receives a specific copyright removal request from the rights owner.“Only copyright holders know if something is authorized, and only courts can decide if a copyright has been infringed; Google cannot determine whether a particular webpage does or does not violate copyright law. So while this new signal will influence the ranking of some search results, we won’t be removing any pages from search results unless we receive a valid copyright removal notice from the rights owner,” senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal wrote back in August.At the time, what Google said it would do was add a new signal to how it ranks search results.“Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results,” Singhal stated.The RIAA is contending in its statement this week that Google has failed to live up to that promise.One has to wonder, though, if trying to keep up with the sheer number of sites that provide access to unlicensed media content is comparable to spitting on a forest fire. If the signal for page ranking depends in some way on number of takedown attempts, perhaps the RIAA and other rights holders are not sending enough signals. Or maybe these sites know who to game other ranking signals to boost their status on Google and Bing search results.It is very easy to point fingers at Google and Bing and accuse them of not doing enough to keep people away from pirated media. If you forget, of course, that this not their job.Complaining about the auto-completing results would seem to be a more valid concern, until you remember that there could be legitimate results for “download X.”The RIAA wants to protect the rights of its artists and producers, a valid concern. But it is not clear at all that Google, Microsoft and the other search engines should be relied upon as key allies in the recording industry’s ongoing quest to stomp piracy. Search engines’ missions are to provide data, not analyze that data for legality.Despite what they’re asking for here, I suspect even the most vehement anti-piracy activists would not care for some of the implications of a world where search engines were to undertake that goal. Related Posts brian proffitt Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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Westbrook was attempting a jump shot Tuesday against Sacramento when he and defender Bogdan Bogdanovic collided. Westbrook was issued a flagrant 1 foul, but that was downgraded.“After review, we determined that the contact was part of Russell’s downward shooting motion and the defender was moving forward into his shooting space,” Frank said.A flagrant 1 is considered unnecessary contact. The flagrant 2 is deemed unnecessary and excessive — and a foul doesn’t have to be considered intentional to be determined dangerous. The league reviews all flagrants and can upgrade, rescind or leave them as called on the floor. If a player exceeds five flagrant foul points during the season, he will be suspended for the next game.ADVERTISEMENT Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony pass each other after the Kings defeated the Thunder 94-86 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NEW YORK — The NBA said Wednesday that Carmelo Anthony’s flagrant 2 foul will stand, but rescinded the flagrant issued to Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City’s last game.The league also fined Westbrook, Paul George and coach Billy Donovan $15,000 apiece for their criticisms of the officials after the call against Anthony on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both were unusual plays in that flagrant fouls are usually called against defensive players. Instead, Anthony and Westbrook were whistled for contact they created while attempting shots.Anthony drove to the basket and elbowed center Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a shot that went in during the Thunder’s loss in Portland on Sunday. The basket was overturned after review and Anthony was hit with the automatic ejection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCrew chief Rodney Mott said after the game that referees ruled the contact was excessive and not a natural basketball move and the league agreed.“We reviewed it, the same as we review all plays of this nature, and agree with the on-court officials that the foul met the criteria of hard contact above the shoulders with high potential for injury,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. “While attempting to draw a foul, Anthony extended his elbow into his opponent’s face, which is dangerous and reckless in nature.” Alford to sit 3 UCLA players reportedly involved in shoplifting in China Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games
The Rebels got out to an impressive start, with Roy Prasad diving over for the first touchdown of the game in the second minute.The Suns levelled the game up three minutes later when Ben Absolum scored and this opened the floodgates with several touchdowns following soon after. Rebels captain Christian Frost scored off a great ball from Manu Wakely in the next set, before his opposition captain Joel Willoughby scored for the Suns to level the scores at 2-all. Prasad was over for his second soon after to regain the lead for his side and when Amy Carr scored on the wing in the 13th minute the Rebels had a two touchdown advantage. Alicia Quirk was the recipient of a great long ball in the next set to bring the deficit back to one touchdown before Wakely scored in the next set to give his side a 5-3 lead. The Suns’ Andrew Baggio dived over close to the line in the next set of six to bring his side back to a one touchdown deficit, 5-4. Two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the half, to Prasad and Matthew Wigg saw the Rebels take a three touchdown advantage into the half-time break, 7-4. Wigg picked up where he left off after the break, scoring the first touchdown of the half in the fifth minute to give his side a 8-4 lead. The teams then traded touchdowns for the next six touchdowns, starting with a touchdown to Madison Absolum, who was the recipient of a great long ball to score on the wing to take the deficit back to three touchdowns. Wigg scores his third for the game soon after, before Baggio set up Jess McCall to bring the score to 9-6. Prasad scored his fourth of the game with four minutes remaining to extend the Rebels’ lead to four touchdowns, before Willoughby score his second touchdown to bridge the gap at 10-7. Carr and Frost then scored their second touchdowns of the match in the final minutes of the half before Jeremy Locke scored for the Rebels as the siren sounded to take the win 13-7. Prasad and Carr were recognised for their impressive performances in the final, being named male and female Player of the Finals respectively. Manu Wakely was rewarded for his impressive tournament, being named male Player of the Series, with the Brisbane City Cobras’ Renee Fraser being named female Player of the Series. To view highlights of the game, please click on the link below:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf2mjsMiJD8&feature=plcp&context=C40b8ec6VDvjVQa1PpcFPrYFhxxhhUphxATV_rZ_4M2NQP7UBbfA8
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say BVB winger Sancho tips Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi for Bundesliga stardomby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho has revealed he has spoken with Callum Hudson-Odoi about life in the Bundesliga. Sancho has excelled in Germany this season and believes Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi, who has been the target of four bids from Bayern Munich, could also make an impact.”Me and Callum are close friends,” said Sancho, speaking from Dortmund’s winter training camp in Marbella. “We’ve played with each other at England.”He’s the next one I would say. He’s very good, very talented, fast and good dribbling skills.”I have told him the Bundesliga is a nice league. I just told him to do whatever is best for him and whatever makes him feel comfortable.”
Trevon GrimesOhio State is the football program five-star wide receiver Trevon Grimes should commit to, according to his Twitter followers. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has a final six of: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State. The No. 5 WR in the 2017 class took to Twitter late Wednesday evening to ask his followers which of the schools he should commit to. The results:— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016 pt 2— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) June 16, 2016Grimes, the No. 29 player in the class, will be committing in August. Ohio State is believed to be the favorite to land the St. Thomas Aquinas product.
OSU Director of Athletics and Vice President Gene Smith in an interview with The Lantern Jan. 29.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorDivision I college athletes are now able to keep their bellies as full as they want with food from their respective institutions, and Gene Smith is pleased to hear they won’t be going hungry.The NCAA Legislative Council approved criteria Tuesday allowing Division I student-athletes an unrestricted amount of meals and snacks in accordance with their respective scholarships, and OSU’s director of athletics and vice president approves.“We have always been supportive of this type of legislation,” Smith said in an email to The Lantern Thursday. “It is deregulation of student-athlete welfare benefits and permissive, meaning schools can choose to do as they please based on their needs and capabilities.”The NCAA’s announcement comes more than a week after University of Connecticut senior guard Shabazz Napier said at times he goes to bed “starving” because he doesn’t have enough money to spend on food.“We as student-athletes get utilized for what we do so well, and we’re definitely blessed to get a scholarship to our universities,” Napier said April 7 after he and his team defeated Kentucky, 60-54, to win the National Championship. “But at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything. We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food in. Sometimes money is needed.”The rule — which is not to be made official until the Division I Board of Directors meet and vote on it April 24 — not only applies to student-athletes who are on full scholarship, but walk-ons as well. If passed, the rule becomes effective Aug. 1.“The provision of meals approved (Tuesday) is in addition to the meal plan provided as part of a full scholarship,” the NCAA statement read. “Prior to this change, scholarship student-athletes received three meals a day or a food stipend.”Smith did not give the monetary figures requested by The Lantern representing how much is spent on snacks or meals for OSU student-athletes, instead forwarding the question on to Associate Athletics Director for Finance Peter Hagan. Hagan did not immediately respond.The decision to remove the straps and allow Division I athletes full access to as much food as they want also comes nearly three weeks after the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago district gave Northwestern football players the right to formally establish a union March 26, and could be another step in the movement of college athletes becoming employees.Smith’s comments on the expansion of the food benefits echo what he said in a Jan. 29 interview with The Lantern, during which he said he does “not believe student-athletes are employees.”“But I do believe we need to find ways to continue to provide additional benefits,” Smith said Jan. 29. “For example, I am a big believer in coming up with a cost of attendance model … I believe we need to lift some of the other small restrictions we have in place, whether it’s meals or travel or things of that nature that will help out a little bit.”In an attempt to get a comment from OSU football coach Urban Meyer on the situation, an OSU athletic spokesman told The Lantern in an email Tuesday that since there hasn’t been a vote from the board of directors on the issue, there was no comment. Meyer did not respond to an email requesting comment Thursday.One of Meyer’s players however, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett, did say he would enjoy getting more of a stipend as a football player.“I mean the cost of living’s going up and I don’t think that our stipend is going up,” Bennett said after practice March 27. “So obviously a little bit more money is nice, but I’m not really in the business of trying to force people to do that.”
Ohio State redshirt junior Bo Jordan (center) celebrates after defeating Cornell’s Brian Realbuto (left) 11-7 to advance to his first NCAA Championship. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsST. LOUIS — After two days of wrestling, two Buckeye wrestlers remain alive in their hopes of winning an NCAA championship: junior Kyle Snyder and redshirt junior Bo Jordan.Snyder is making his third appearance in the NCAA finals having won one previously, while Bo Jordan is making his first appearance in the match.Both Buckeyes faced a large degree of difficulty to enter the finals. Jordan had to come from behind in the semifinals against the only opponent to hand him a loss this season – Cornell’s Brian Realbuto. Snyder is battling a rib injury, but it hasn’t seemed to slow down the reigning Olympic and world champion.To seal his victory in the 174 semifinals, Jordan employed a move reminiscent of a somersault to counter Realbuto in the closing seconds against Realbuto to tally a takedown and near fall points, giving him an 11-7 lead that would take him to the finals.Jordan will take on a familiar foe in the finals: Penn State’s Mark Hall. Jordan beat Hall 6-4 in overtime at the Big Ten Championships on March 5 to seal his title win.Jordan said he still remembers the move that earned him the win, but isn’t sure exactly how he did it.“Honestly, I don’t know,” Jordan said. “I knew he was going to go mixer when I came to my feet, so i was kind of expecting it. But, for whatever reason, I just landed on top, which was nice, and I was able to get back points out of it.”Snyder’s injury was apparent in his quarterfinals matchup against Penn State’s Michael Kroells, especially by Snyder’s lack of scoring in the third period of that match.However, battling Duke’s Jacob Kasper in the semifinals, the injury didn’t seem to bother Snyder.“I felt pretty good. I got shots after the 165 match,” Snyder said about his matchup with Kasper. “I felt it crunching a little bit. I could hear it. But I didn’t feel the pain because of the shots.”Kasper had called Snyder out earlier in the season, and that seemed to be at least partially on Snyder’s mind as he won 19-6.“I was excited to wrestle him because I heard about some of the stuff he said, seemed a little arrogant to me,” Snyder said. “And I was hoping he would back it up. But not too much.”Snyder will also face the same foe he took on at the Big Ten Championships: Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery. Snyder beat Medbery 7-5 on March 5, but Medbery was able to get a last second takedown to make the score close.As a team, the Buckeyes sit in second place with 89 points, behind only Penn State at 121.
PSG reigns again as a double goal from Neymar and another goal from Christopher Nkunk makes PSG champions as they defeat Nice 3-0 to grab their eighth straight Ligue 1 victory.PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel believes it is “a gift” working with Angel Di Maria.“I like Di Maria a lot, he is so gifted,” Tuchel said of the Argentine via Goal, who impressed as part of a three-man forward featured alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.“I watched him play with Real Madrid and for me, I could not believe I could train him at some point back then.”“Now he is my player, it’s a gift for me. It’s easy with him as he is every day one of the first to come to training.”“He has a lot of skills, he always plays for the team, it’s really a gift.”Tuchel added that it was important to keep his players fresh while ensuring his ideas got across.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“First of all, I appreciate the fact that my players trust me and my ideas,” he added.“It was important, our third game in one week, Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday. So the structure was important, to play 3-5-2 today.”“Nice are brave when they have the ball. I did not want my team to run without the ball. That’s why we change to play in 3-5-2.”“[The] players were open to this idea. We trained once yesterday like that and it was top. They played bravely.”
Funding for nine federal agencies expired Saturday. Among those area the Department of Transportation, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Interior and Agriculture. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today marks the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a partial government shutdown. According to the latest estimates from the Alaska Department of Labor, approximately 14,500, which is about 5 percent, of Alaska’s 312,800 workers are employed by the federal government. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday. Most federal employees haven’t been impacted by the shutdown yet due to the holiday weekend. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. President Trump: “I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be reopen. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they’d like call it. I’ll call it whatever they want.” The stalemate over how much to spend and how to spend it caused the partial government shutdown that began Saturday following a lapse in funding for departments and agencies that make up about 25 percent of the government.
SCOTT SATTERFIELD YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Press Conference Quotes In 2017, Appalachian State registered a 9-4 mark that included a 7-1 record within the league and a 34-0 win over Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl. The Mountaineers ranked among the top 20 teams nationally in fewest sacks allowed (No. 2 with eight), first downs allowed (No. 20 with 222), fewest passes picked off by opposing defenses (No. 8 with six), defensive interceptions (No. 12 with 18), sacks per game (No. 17 with 2.92), and turnover margin (No. 11 with 0.92). 2018 Appalachian State 10-2 / 7-1 Sun Belt (t-1st) New Orleans Bowl (Middle Tennessee) Photo Gallery Satterfield spent the first 11 seasons of his professional career in Boone, coaching the Mountaineers’ wide receivers (1998), running backs (1999-02) and quarterbacks (2003-08). He was an integral part of Appalachian State’s transition from a Power-I to a Spread offense in 2004.With Satterfield serving as the Mountaineers’ primary play-caller, Appalachian State ranked among the nation’s top 20 in five major offensive statistical categories (scoring, rushing, passing, passing efficiency and total offense) from 2004-08. In 2007, the season in which Appalachian State took down Michigan, the Mountaineers led the nation with a school-record 488.3 yards of total offense per game.As Appalachian State’s quarterbacks coach, Satterfield coached both Richie Williams (2003-05) and Armanti Edwards (2006-08) to All-America recognition. He was Edwards’ mentor for the first of his back-to-back Walter Payton Awards (FCS Player of the Year) in 2008.Prior to his return to Appalachian State as an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2012, Satterfield spent one season as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Toledo (2009) and two as the offensive coordinator at Florida International (2010-11).In his only season at Toledo, the Rockets ranked 20th nationally in passing (278.5 yards per game) and 14th in total offense (438.3 yards per game). With FIU, he helped lead the Golden Panthers to the first two bowl appearances in school history, including a victory over Toledo in the 2010 Little Caesars Bowl.As a quarterback at Appalachian State, Satterfield made 27 starts from 1992-95 after redshirting as a true freshman walk-on in 1991. He earned first-team all-conference recognition as a senior in 1995 after passing for 1,461 yards and rushing for 649 more to help lead the Mountaineers to the only undefeated, untied regular season (11-0) in school history and a 12-1 final record. He graduated from Appalachian State with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1996.Satterfield and his wife, Beth, a former track and field athlete at Appalachian State, have three children: Bryce, Isaac and Alli.Notable Accomplishments They put together one of the most statistically complete seasons in league history, allowing less than 12 points per game in Sun Belt action. Overall, the Mountaineers led the conference in scoring defense (17.0 points per game), total defense (326.0 yards per game), rushing offense (245.6 yards per game), turnover margin (+8), and time of possession (33:25). In conference games, Appalachian State led the league in total offense (452.5 yards per game). 51-24 / 38-10 Four Bowl Appearances (3-0) In 2015, Satterfield’s third year leading the Mountaineers, the team posted an 11-2 record. It was the highest win total by an FBS program in its first season of bowl eligibility after completing the transition. The Mountaineers ranked among the Sun Belt’s top two in 19 of the league’s 33 statistical categories during the season. Story Links In 23 seasons at Appalachian State, including five as a quarterback (1991-95) and 12 as an assistant coach (1998-2008, 2012), the Mountaineers secured three NCAA Division I FCS national titles and 11 conference championships. SATTERFIELD AT A GLANCEFull Name: Fredric Scott SatterfieldBirthdate: Dec. 21, 1972 Hometown: Hillsborough, N.C.High School: Orange, 1991College: Appalachian State, 1996 (B.S., physical education)Wife: Beth (Burleson)Sons: Bryce and IsaacDaughter: AlliPlaying Experience1991-95: Appalachian State (quarterback)Coaching Experience1998: Appalachian State (wide receivers)1999-2002: Appalachian State (running backs)2003-08: Appalachian State (quarterbacks)2009: Toledo (passing game coordinator/quarterbacks)2010-11: Florida International (offensive coordinator/QBs)2012: Appalachian State (assistant head coach/off. coord./QBs)2013-18: Appalachian State (head coach) 2016 Appalachian State 10-3 / 7-1 Sun Belt (t-1st) Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Toledo, W 31-28) “I understand there are high expectations here, but as a program, we will do things the right way and develop men of high integrity and character. We will build a program that our fans will be extremely proud of on and off the field.” LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scott Satterfield, who guided his teams to three consecutive Sun Belt Conference championships, has agreed to a six-year contract to become the 23rd football head coach at the University of Louisville, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Tuesday.”When I set out looking for a new head coach, I recognized Scott early in the process as someone I was confident in leading this football program,” Tyra said. “Following his career very closely, his teams are statistically very sound on both sides of the football. Both his offenses and defenses are ranked high nationally, and I valued how well-prepared and well-coached his teams have always been at Appalachian State.” Appalachian State won its third straight Sun Belt title this year. The only other FBS programs with at least three straight conference titles are Oklahoma and Clemson. The Mountaineers are 92-17 in their last 109 home games since 2003. App State went 6-0 at home this season to post the first unbeaten home record since a 9-0 mark in 2006. By winning the inaugural Sun Belt Championship Game on Dec. 1, Satterfield improved to 44-7 against Group of Five conference opponents and 35-6 against Sun Belt Conference opponents. Appalachian State earned a Top 25 ranking this season, becoming just the second Sun Belt team to be ranked in a national poll. With 40 wins since the start of the 2015 season, Satterfield is tied for fifth place nationally and first among Group of Five head coaches. The only FBS coaches with more wins in that time are Alabama’s Nick Saban, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst. In the Mountaineers’ short time in the FBS era, Satterfield has directed Appalachian State to three-straight conference titles and led the program to its fourth-straight bowl appearance this year. In 2016, the Mountaineers completed a 10-win season, winning nine of their last 10 contests to finish at 10-3 overall – capped by a 31-28 win over Toledo in the Camellia Bowl. The Mountaineers’ two losses came at the hands of ranked opponents, opening the season with a 20-13 overtime loss to No. 9 Tennessee and a defeat to No. 25 Miami two weeks later. “He has a proven record of building great teams and winning championships, but he’s done an outstanding job of building character and establishing a strong culture within his programs. We are excited about his plans for our football program, and I am thrilled to welcome Coach Satterfield and his family to Louisville.” Known as an innovative offensive mind, Satterfield’s team that season scored over 28 points in 11 games. To add to that success, the Mountaineers finished 11th in the nation in total defense, yielding only 314.5 yards per game, and 14th in the country in scoring defense at 19.1 points per game. Appalachian State held seven opponents to 14 points or less, including a pair of shutouts. “My family and I are extremely excited to be able to join this outstanding university and passionate community,” Satterfield said. “I’m so thankful to Vince Tyra and Neeli Bendapudi for giving me the ability to fulfill my dream. Words cannot express how grateful I am. I have two immediate obligations: mold these young men into productive members of society and put a competitive team on the field that’s going to work extremely hard to win games. The Hillsborough, N.C., native won four games in his first season, but steadily improved the program over the next five seasons. In 2014, Satterfield’s squad captured a 7-5 mark, winning its final six games to close out its first season as an FBS member. This season, the Mountaineers are 10-2 and captured the East Division title behind a 7-1 league record. The team has compiled five straight wins heading into its bowl appearance, outscoring opponents 157-60. YEAR SCHOOL RECORD POSTSEASON 2013 Appalachian State 4-8 / 4-4 SoCon (t-4th) Print Friendly Version 2015 Appalachian State 11-2 / 7-1 Sun Belt (2nd) Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Ohio, W 31-29) 2014 Appalachian State 7-5 / 6-2 Sun Belt (3rd) Defensively, the Mountaineers are sixth nationally in total defense, yielding only 279.3 yards per game and sixth allowing 15.7 points per contest. On offense, Satterfield’s team is averaging 36.7 points per game, which is 20th in the country, and is 15th in rushing offense behind 241.0 yards per game on the ground. 2017 Appalachian State 9-4 / 7-1 Sun Belt (t-1st) Dollar General Bowl (Toledo, W 34-0) 6 Years Hosting the first Sun Belt Conference Championship Game in league history, Appalachian State won 30-19 against Louisiana to claim its third straight league title and earn an automatic bid to face Middle Tennessee of Conference USA in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 15. Satterfield compiled a remarkable 51-24 record at Appalachian State, including a 38-10 conference mark in six seasons with the Mountaineers. His conference record of 34-6 in five Sun Belt seasons is the best in the league over that span. Notably, he became the first coach to lead a school from the FCS level to FBS and immediately earn three-consecutive bowl wins.
Cancel all your other weekend plans as Delhi gets ready to host the biggest Jazz festival of the year. Organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), the 7th Delhi Jazz International Festival at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri from September 23-25 will witness the convergence of top music artists from countries such as France, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, South Africa and India.”The event will feature performances of seven international and three Indian Jazz groups, namely: Four on a swing (Kolkata); The Radha Thomas Ensemble (Bengaluru); and Rattle and Hum (Nagaland),” said Riva Ganguly Das, Director General ICCR. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”ICCR believes that music can play a key role in engaging in creative dialogue with other nations. Festivals like these help us in understanding cultures of other countries and also gives the opportunity to our own people to interact with world-class performers,” she further added.For the first time since 1992, the festival is going to take place in Aizawl and Varanasi in addition to Goa, Guwahati, Shillong, Bangaluru, Pune, Mumbai and Jaipur. Artists from across the globe will be attending the three-day event. Taking the stage will be Indian and international bands; some of the most famed musicians from the different part of the world will be participating in the festival. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the question of promoting smaller jazz artists through this festival, the Director-General said, “We always try to encourage all the young and upcoming artists to travel and participate in other parts of the world through ICCR’s robust free of cost programs of sending Indian musicians abroad.”India is being exposed to a lot of other genres of music with international artists coming here and Riva Ganguly believes that this is the way to move forward in music and other fields. “I think from each such event a lot of collaborations are built because they are interacting with each other, they listen to each other’s music and they find common elements. Jazz is purely improvised music; you can play with each other and mix it up and in my diplomatic career I have always found that whenever people meet, they just listen to each other and say, ‘Can I play with you.’ This is how you will see a sitarist playing along with a saxophone player and a tabla maestro with a guitarist.” Jazz originated in the late 19th century in the African American communities. The Jazz genre had gained popularity across the boundaries and the music moved across regions and soon out to the world. ICCR played an important role in spreading the genera within Indian boundaries by holding International Jazz Festival for the past seven years.This festival is for Jazz lovers in India. Performance of live Jazz music in the scenic Nehru Park is something that music lovers look forward to every year. So all jazz enthusiasts, gear up to groove to the melodious beats!