Iheanacho: Call me ‘Mr VAR’

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal awarded by VAR in England in his side’s third-round replay against Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup in 2018.And the polarising decision review system again ensured the Nigerian international would be able to celebrate after he found the net to hand Leicester a valuable three points against Everton on Sunday.After sprinting clear of the Toffees defence and finishing with aplomb past Jordan Pickford, Iheanacho’s left-footed effort was initially ruled offside before becoming the match-winning goal.And after the game, the ecstatic former Manchester City front man demanded to be known as Mr VAR from now onwards.“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity. I knew one day it’s going to come,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m happy today to get the goal and assisting Jamie.“You can call me Mr.VAR – I knew it was a goal. I was onside. Happy that VAR gave me it.”Vardy scored for the sixth consecutive game, and took his league-leading tally to 13 in the process.The ex-England man felt his high-flying team deserved some breaks and that his sometime strike partner had earned his opportunity.“We’ve had decisions go against us at the other end and we deserve it,” he told Sky.“We were having a few chances but they were coming from a bit further out.“Kelechi caused a few more problems for the defenders, he got us into space and he got the winner which he deserves. He thoroughly deserves this.”With Chelsea and Manchester City dropping points this weekend, Leicester currently seem the only realistic challenge runaway leaders Liverpool for the title this season.Vardy said the team is not discussing a repeat of their Premier League triumph of three seasons ago, but are enjoying their great form.“We’ve not been speaking about that, we’re taking each game as it comes,” he added.“The first thing is to get each game out the way and get the three points. We have to enjoy this and go again on Wednesday night. We have lots of attacking threat and we’re putting it all together. We’ll just carry on doing what we’re doing.” Tags: EvertonKelechi IheanachoLeicesterMr VARlast_img read more

Ohio seeks revenge on Akron

first_imgOhio seeks revenge on Akron Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOhio (15-14, 7-9) vs. Akron (22-7, 12-4)James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Akron goes for the season sweep over Ohio after winning the previous matchup in Athens. The teams last played on Jan. 25, when the Zips shot 56.9 percent from the field and went 13 for 23 from 3-point territory on their way to the 88-86 victory.center_img March 2, 2020 SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Loren Cristian Jackson, Xeyrius Williams, Channel Banks and Deng Riak have combined to account for 63 percent of Akron’s scoring this season. For Ohio, Jason Preston, Jordan Dartis and Sylvester Ogbonda have combined to score 49 percent of the team’s points this season, including 57 percent of all Bobcats points over their last five.CREATING OFFENSE: Preston has either made or assisted on 54 percent of all Ohio field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has 33 field goals and 35 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Zips are 17-0 when they hold opposing teams to 67 points or fewer and 5-7 when opponents exceed 67 points. The Bobcats are 7-0 when the team records at least 10 steals and 8-14 when falling short of that total.TWO STREAKS: Ohio has dropped its last four road games, scoring 61.5 points and allowing 68.8 points during those contests. Akron has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 69.3 points while giving up 60.7.DID YOU KNOW: Akron has made 9.3 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is most among MAC teams.last_img read more

Tennis captains set to step up

first_imgWith its season-opening tournament rapidly approaching this Friday, the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team is ratcheting up their preparations for this season. Under new leadership, however, things may be different for the Badgers.Head coach Brian Fleishman has announced senior Katya Mirnova and junior Jessica Seyferth as team captains. While both are first-time captains, Fleishman has no doubts about his new captains’ leadership abilities.“It was pretty much a no-brainer,” Fleishman said of the decision to elect Mirnova and Seyferth.After last year, when the Badgers finished 68th in the NCAA and ninth in the Big Ten, Fleishman was faced with the task of replacing his two departing senior captains, Liz Carpenter and Erin Jobe. With only one senior on the team this year, Mirnova was an easy choice.“Katya, being our only senior, was asked by [the coaches], ‘Hey, do you want this your senior year?’ and she pretty much just laughed and said, ‘Of course I do!’” Fleishman said. “She’s one of those players that leads by example.”With one captain in place, Fleishman did not have much trouble deciding on Seyferth as the second.“With Jessica, basically you can’t have any more pride in the university than she does,” Fleishman said. “She wants this team to do well, and that’s the only reason she came here, to make the team better. [Choosing her] was pretty much a done deal.”As a freshman from Madison’s Memorial High School, Mirnova initially had no desire to serve as a captain. It was not until last year, her junior year, when Mirnova began to have aspirations to be one of the team’s leaders.“I never thought about it my freshman and sophomore years,” Mirnova said. “Then, as I became a junior, I started to think about it more, and I watched Liz Carpenter as a captain and I think she fulfilled her role perfectly. That’s when I started thinking about it and actually really wanted to become a captain.”For Seyferth, being a captain was always a definite goal. A two-year captain in high school, serving as captain for the UW was the logical next step.“I’ve always wanted to be captain of a college team,” Seyferth said. “It was definitely an honor and a position I was willing to take up with Katya. I think we’ll do a good job of leading the team this year and motivating everyone.”For Fleishman, being captain of his team is more than just a title. While some leadership roles in sports have been labeled overrated or unnecessary, Fleishman bestows certain responsibilities upon his captains.“One of the responsibilities, first, was over the summer, [Seyferth and Mirnova] were supposed to keep in touch with all the players, incoming and current, and make sure everyone was staying in shape, which they did a tremendous job of,” Fleishman said. “Once the team [began practicing], we were that much ahead of the game already. Day-to-day operations … their responsibilities are big, but they’ve accepted the challenge.”After beginning last year with a 2-1 record, the Badgers faltered around midseason. The worst stretch began with the onset of conference play, in which the team lost its first eight Big Ten matches. This year, Seyferth and Mirnova are already focused on improving both the team’s performance and attitude.“I think I can help [the team] emotionally and mentally,” Mirnova said of her role as captain. “Just keeping everyone intense when they’re feeling tired or worn down, or easing up on them when they’re feeling pressure.”“Getting [the team] motivated earlier,” Seyferth said of her first goal as captain this year. “[I want to] stay positive and let them know that we can do something bigger than ourselves and keep up the spirit.”This year, the Badgers begin the season in nearby Elm Grove at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic. The tournament begins Friday and will conclude Sunday afternoon. After a monthlong span of tournaments in October, the team will return to play its home opener Jan. 1 against UW-Milwaukee at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. With Fleishman, Mirnova and Seyferth all agreeing the transition to their new roles as captains has been seamless, the team is excited about its potential this season.“I always have better expectations than the last year,” Seyferth said. “Each year, I think our team is improving, so I have really high expectations, and I expect people to step up.”last_img read more

The 5 Most Important Software Revenue Recognition Issues a Lawyers Perspective

first_imgFrom the perspective of an attorney working with a Boston venture capital firm, here are the 5 most important revenue recognition issues (based on my experience). Acceptance. Make sure there is express language in the license agreement or order that states that the software is ‘accepted’ on the order date. I can bore you with all of the reasons why, but I would simply add this one. Warranties with Refund Rights. This is a pretty thorny issue, but in general, other than a standard limited duration performance warranty that the software will perform in material accordance with its documentation, any additional warranty with refund rights could create a real revenue recognition risk. Future Deliverables. If you think about it, this should be an easy one. The customer is buying the license for the software (as it currently exists), so there should not be any commitment regarding future enhancements (other than standard maintenance/support), in the contract or outside the contract. Signed Agreement. While this should be a no-brainer too, having a signed agreement (that means by BOTH parties) is critical to a final deal. While most people focus on getting the deal done, it is really not done until the agreement is signed (More on this topic on this bog: When is a Deal Done). By the way, enforceable electronic or click contracts should be fine.Fee is Clear and Collectible. The license agreement and order should be clear about what the customer will receive and what they will pay for. This seems pretty basic to me, but it should not be overlooked with vague descriptions of what will be provided, or unclear and definite payment/fee terms. When working with the OpenView portfolio of expansion stage companies, or any company looking for growth venture capital, I try to remind them of these basic rules (at least a lawyer’s take on them). More Details: Here is some reference material on this topic: PWC MaterialAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more