Combined with Mexicos 2-1 loss down in Costa Rica , that would mean that Mexico would fail to qualify for the World Cup and Panama would be into the playoffs with New Zealand. Panama had never been to a World Cup; Mexico hadnt failed to qualify (without being excluded) since 1982. Yet an injury-time Graham Zusi header and a subsequent Aron Johannsson rip overturned that result, freeing Mexico of ignominy, leaving the home team inconsolable and its crowd stunned. It was, perhaps, the most fitting of endings to this strange and twisted World Cup qualifying campaign for the USA. Since February, there were reports of faith suspended and restored in head coach Jurgen Klinsmann as the Americans careened from crisis to recovery, to dominance, to a slip-up, to competence, and finally, to Tuesdays, well, weirdness. Video: What’s your favorite stadium for USA World Cup qualifiers? But for their part, in the end, securing a spot in their seventh consecutive World Cup was fairly straightforward for the Americans, in spite of the inherent trickiness of qualifying from the grueling hexagonal round in CONCACAF. The win over the Canaleros improved the USAs record in the double round-robin, six-team final stage to seven wins, a tie and two losses, easily clinching their third straight hexagonal title — if there were such a thing. The Yanks won six of their last seven games and earned their place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with two games to spare. FIRST 100 YEARS Relive USA’s greatest moments through their 100 year history. Thats what emboldened Klinsmann to travel down to Panama with a seriously threadbare side. He was already without Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson and Omar Gonzalez because of injuries and Clint Dempsey because of low fitness. But following Fridays 2-0 win over Jamaica, the German coach also sent starters Landon Donovan, Jermaine Jones, Matt Besler and Tim Howard back to their clubs. So the Americans arrived at kickoff with just one probable World Cup starter in Jozy Altidore. The wisdom thereof seemed questionable. Why not nurse that hard-won momentum?
Bardarich will represent Iowa at the Miss USA 2014 Pageant. The precise location and date of the pageant will be announced later. The winner of the Miss USA Pageant will represent the United States at the 2014 Miss Universe competition. The Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants are owned by Donald Trump and NBC Universal. The final nights of both pageants will be broadcast live on the NBC television network. If Bardarich wins the Miss USA competition, she will become the second Iowa winner to wear the national crown. Previous winner was Miss Iowa USA 1956 Carol Morris, who also went on to win the Miss Universe crown. Others placing high at the Iowa pageant were 1st Runner-up Jesscia VerSteeg, 2nd Runner-up Alissa Morrison, 3rd Runner-up Gina Melchiorri, 4th Runner-up Dakota Crosswhite and semi-finalists Stephanie Annen, Erica Lansman, Nicole Sikkema, Felicia White, Ashley Hoff, Kelsey Doehrmann, Jordan Foster, Krista Kolegraff, Caine Westergard and Kearsten Brown. Amanda Armstrong was crowned Miss Iowa USA 2014 during Sunday ceremonies. She will represent Iowa at the Miss Teen USA 2014. The event has, in recent years, been streamed live on the web during the summer from the Bahamas. Like the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, the Miss Teen USA competition is owned by Donald Trump and NBC Universal. Others placing high at the teen pageant were 1st Runner-up Cortlyn Kasik, 2nd Runner-up Annie Moore, 3rd Runner-up Aryn Book, 4th Runner-up Lexi Gudenkauf and semifinalists Bridget Donovan, Bailey Kilmer, Katie Douglas, Jarika Eisentrager, Keela Bunger, Mickayla Shattuck, Bailey McCormick, Caitlyn Jensen, Kadie Roberts and Kalason Weier.
abas-USA Introduces Apps for iPhone and iPad to Integrate With abas-ERP
55 – A banner in the crowd: Off To Brazil. Mentally, the team is already there. 60 – To be clear: I dont totally blame the guys for playing this match at 80 percent. If theres one thing Americans understand, its not hustling. 65 – Matt Besler is wearing some jaunty headgear from the Wayne Rooney line. Finally, we have a competitor for the popular Cech model. 70 – The game has picked up a bit our guys may be deciding that we might as well win this game. 77 – Goal USA! There it is: Graham Zusi with the strike! Thats fair because Zusi has been the most active player since coming on, including being the guy who started the move that he eventually finished. Well done, guys: NOW you can relax. 81 – Goal USA!
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Markets open in 27 mins. abas-USA Introduces Apps for iPhone and iPad to Integrate With abas-ERP Press Release: abas-USA 20 hours ago View Photo For more information about abas-USA or abas-ERP apps, please visit abas-usa.com Click here for high-resolution version STERLING, VA–(Marketwired – Oct 15, 2013) – abas-USA launched two apps this week through iTunes. The applications, Stock Adjustment and TCI were released through iTunes and are available for download on iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Using middleware, the applications interface with abas-ERP. Offline functionality allows data to be entered and stored when a signal is not available. TCI is a time-clock app, which allows employees to clock in and out and record job assignments. Stock Adjustment allows users to receive and issue stock, transfer stock between locations, and look up and adjust stock levels. These apps are the first in a series designed to enable mobile access for abas-ERP to optimize the user experience. TCI and Stock Adjustment will help improve work flow, and are the latest technological advancement for abas-USA. The ability to monitor job assignments in real time will provide visibility and improve planning. Alan Salton, President of abas-USA said, “The release of these apps demonstrates our commitment to innovation. It’s critical to provide shop-floor access to users, and TCI and Stock Adjustment will help our clients increase productivity in their work environments.” About ABAS Founded in 1980, ABAS is a leading provider of cost-effective ERP solutions for midmarket manufacturers and distributors. abas Business Software is an ERP & eBusiness application designed specifically for distributors and manufacturers in the Assemble-to-Order, Make-to-Order and Engineer-to-Order environment. Our software is priced to fit most budgets while delivering full ERP functionality. Operating on LINUX, SAAS and Windows, abas Business Software has the flexibility, scalability and ease of use that has demonstrated consistent ROI to its customers. The abas solution includes mobile apps, eBusiness, CRM, Document Management, BI and a complete ERP solution.