PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Guyana Jaguars seamer Raymon Reifer sustained his good form as he helped trigger a Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batting collapse on the opening day of their seventh round clash yesterday.Opting to bat first, Red Force were well positioned at 172 for four but slumped badly to lose their last six wickets for 30 runs to be bowled out for a disappointing 202 in their first innings at Queen’s Park Oval.Left-hander Isaiah Rajah top-scored with 41 while Imran Khan got 36 and Yannic Cariah, 33.It was Reifer who helped to destroy the latter part of the innings, finishing with three for 38 with his left-arm seam while pacer Romario Shepherd (2-36), Test leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (2-46) and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (2-59) all picked up two wickets each.At the close, tournament leaders Jaguars were 38 for one, having lost Shimron Hetmyer for 15, four overs before the end.STRONG STARTHoping to build on their massive win over Windward Islands Volcanoes in the last round, Red Force started fairly strongly despite losing opener Evin Lewis cheaply for 22 with 34 runs on the board.Captain and opener Kyle Hope and Rajah rebuilt the innings in a 47-run, second wicket stand to propel the hosts to 62 for one at lunch.Rajah faced 96 deliveries in just over two hours and counted six fours while Hope hit four fours in a 101 balls at the crease before falling to fellow Barbadian Reifer after lunch with the score on 81.Bishoo struck twice in a productive period for Jaguars as Red Force lost three wickets for 30 runs to decline to 111 for four.
View comments Injured Vic Manuel targets April return for Alaska Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I feel like my players believe we can win by playing defense,” Alas said in closing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES WATCH: Bureau of Immigration, ipinatupad na ang deployment ban sa Kuwait-bound HSWs PLAY LIST 01:21WATCH: Bureau of Immigration, ipinatupad na ang deployment ban sa Kuwait-bound HSWs00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I told them that defensively, they are exempted from pressuring full contact,” Alas shared to reporters following a 94-80 win over Alaska at Mall of Asia Arena.But the players, led by its raging bull forward Calvin Abueva and gunslinger Matthew Wright, didn’t want such shakeup. They wanted to drive a point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Still, they pressured. And that’s the main thing,” Alas said. “We were able to expand the lead in the [fourth] quarter because of our pressure defense.”Phoenix managed to hold Alaska below the 60-point mark going into the fourth quarter before they stretched the lead to 26 near the halfway mark of the final frame. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The masterful performance by Phoenix afforded itself a place atop the standings alongside the Rain or Shine, the only team that has defeated them. But the rosiest part of it all? They’re now guaranteed of a quarterfinals spot.But Alas, just like his wards, has no plans of slowing down.“This is only formalizes our entry [to the quarterfinals]. We are now aiming for the top two spots to prepare us for the semifinals,” he said.But before the next phase, the Fuel Masters first have to go through a troika teams Alas regards as league “heavyweights.”“[We’re facing three San Miguel teams. Magnolia on March 6th, Ginebra on the 10th and then, San Miguel Beer on the 16th” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix coach Louie Alas has rhapsodized about his team’s defensive might and how much it has become essential in their recent string of victories in the PBA Philippine Cup.So on Friday night, coming off a controversial win over NorthPort, Alas asked for his wards to ease up on pressuring the Alaska Aces.ADVERTISEMENT
Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam) Regional Democratic Council member Hardat Narine was on Tuesday taken before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court charged with driving under the influence (DUI).APNU/AFC Councillor Hardat NarineThe 48-year-old A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Councillor pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on September 30, 2016, he was found driving under the influence of alcohol.After pleading guilty, he was fined $7500.In June, Narine was charged for dangerous driving and failing to comply with Police direction. He was granted $10,000 bail for the dangerous driving charge and released on his own recognisance for the other two charges.
The July Sale of natural gas and petroleum rights yesterday resulted in just over 53 million dollars in bonus bids.31 of the 37 parcels offered were sold and they covered just under 36 and half thousand hectares.That left the per hectare price at slightly less than half of the June sale, but that sale generated bonus bids, of more than 404 million dollars, or nearly 8 times yesterday’s total.Still the July sale pushed the calendar year-to-date government revenue total, to more than 662 million dollars, and the new Energy Minister is well aware of the importance of the oil and gas industry, to the province, as an economic driver…and also of the social challenges that presents in this region….[asset|aid=3041|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9a9ba0b6b95acfd00ab3f9c2c812743a-Bill Bennett-2_3_Pub.mp3] Bill Bennett is continuing his Peace Region visit today and we note again will be the featured guest and speaker, at a local Chamber of Commerce dinner, scheduled for 6 o’clock this evening, at the Pomeroy Hotel. – Advertisement –
For more information or tickets, call Stephanie Milano at (562) 945-3944. Date for Family Fitness Day set WHITTIER – Spring Family Fitness Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7 at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. There will be face painting, crafts, bingo and a fundraising raffle, as well as fitness games for all ages. A flea market will also take place. Teens will be selling hot dogs, nachos, lemonade and baked goods. WHITTIER – The American Red Cross-Rio Hondo chapter will hold its 16th annual Celebrity Chefs Event from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Norwalk Marriott Hotel, 13111 Sycamore Drive. Local restaurateurs will offer tastes of their finest dishes and vintners will pour premium wine selections. There will also be live entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Firefighters from Montebello, Santa Fe Springs, Downey and Los Angeles County will also participate in a culinary cook-off. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Children will also be able to register for summer camp. For more information, or for those who would like a spot to sell items at the flea market, call the park at (562)698-7645. Group to hold carnival fundraiser LA MIRADA – The annual “4 La Mirada Kids Carnival,” featuring entertainment food, rides and games for the whole family, will take place April 20-22 at Benton Middle School. Pre-sale ride tickets are now available for $10. They may be purchased at the La Mirada Resource Center with cash or checks only. Advance ticket sales end April 18. Carnival hours will be5 to 11 p.m. April 20; from noon to 11 p.m. April 21; and 1 to 9 p.m. April 22. La Mirada Community Services Foundation is sponsoring the event to raise money for youth groups and community organizations in La Mirada. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Classes taught at parks, local centers WHITTIER – The Community Services Department is offering a variety of classes – ranging from belly dancing to knitting – this spring at local parks and community centers. Fees range from $14 to $150. Courses will be taught on the Argentine tango, piano, Stroller Strides for parents with babies, and sign-language. Sites include the Whittier Community Center, and Palm and Parnell parks. For more information, call (562)464-3430. Free line dancing lessons offered LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148 and its Ladies Auxiliary offer a free line dancing class from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at its facility, 13932 Valley View Ave. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Professor wins leadership award WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College professor Jay Sunyogh, part of the college’s Architectural and Engineering Design Drawing and Computer Assisted Design and Drawing (CADD) program, won the 2007 Leadership Award from the U.S. Computer Aided Design Society. Sunyogh, who has been at Rio Hondo for 27 years, has been involved with microcomputer CADD systems for over 24 years, working with or teaching such CADD programs as AutoCAD, MicroStation, VersaCAD, and Anvil. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal has signed a new contract with the Championship club.Carvalhal, 51, whose previous contract was due to expire this summer, had been linked with Norwich and Porto as speculation over his future gathered pace.The Owls confirmed the new deal on their official website on Tuesday night but did not disclose the length of his contract. Carvalhal’s backroom staff have also extended their stay at the club.The Owls lost out on penalties to Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield last week after finishing fourth in the table, falling short in the play-offs for the second successive year.But Carvalhal has helped transform the club in his two seasons at Hillsborough, turning them into genuine promotion contenders.The former Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas coach became the Owls’ first overseas manager when appointed in June 2015 as a replacement for Stuart Gray.Wednesday never revealed the length of Carvalhal’s contract when he first arrived at the club, while it was reported that he had signed a new three-year deal before last season’s play-off final defeat to Hull.But it is understood he never put pen to paper on that three-year agreement and instead signed a new one-year deal. Carlos Carvalhal 1
It is one of those indelible images from the late 1960s that remains locked in the minds of those who were there. It’s a comedy album photograph of a nearly naked Richard Pryor, dressed in a loincloth, with bones through his nose and beads around his neck like a stereotypical African bushman from an old Tarzan movie. But there is a glare on the comedian’s face on 1968’s “Richard Pryor” album that seems to say, “I’m here and I’m going to change your thinking about race relations in every way possible.” That’s what Pryor, who died Saturday of a heart attack at age 65, did for people all across America in the 1970s, his breakthrough decade and a time when the country was hotly divided not only by the Vietnam War but by the civil rights battles of the 1950s and ’60s that preceded it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals He did it by bringing black and white audiences together to laugh as one, at least for the length of a concert or a comedy album, at the madness all around them. “He was a brilliant and incredibly courageous performer,” recalled humorist Paul Krassner, whose magazine “The Realist” once published an essay by the comedian commenting on the disproportionate number of black soldiers that seemed to be fighting the Vietnam War. Pryor headlined it, “Uncle Sam Wants You, Nigger.” It was a word he would use frequently in the 1970s, even using it in the name of his second album as he tried to take the sting out of the epithet by repeating it over and over. After a visit to Africa in 1980, however, he would renounce it and say he no longer wanted to hear the word, either from his “hip white friends” or his fellow blacks. A subsequent recording was titled “That African-American is Still Crazy,” with the offending word crossed out. Such upfront, no-holds-barred, socially conscious commentary won Pryor the admiration of seemingly every black comic who followed him, an admiration perhaps best summed up by Keenen Ivory Wayans, who once said Pryor demonstrated “you can be black and have a black voice and be successful.” Pryor’s comedy also drew equally warm reactions from white comedians, including Bob Newhart, who on Saturday called Pryor “the single most seminal comedic influence in the last 50 years.” Although he was not the first comedian to liberally use the N-word or the F-word or any number of other once-unspoken-in-public words, Pryor seemed to use them to greater comedic effect than anyone else. When he was at his best he was not just funny, he was laugh-out-loud, falling-down, tears-in-your-eyes funny. Twisting and writhing his body into any number of contortions, Pryor would switch effortlessly from accent to accent as he told stories that made fun of every ethnicity and nationality he’d encountered. In one of the routines from his classic 1981 performance, “Live on the Sunset Strip,” the comedian recalled working for a Mafia-run nightclub that wasn’t paying him the money it had promised. Grabbing a gun and doing “my best black s–” he tried to rob the club owner, only to find that his performance, one that he recalled “usually scares” the average white person, provoked only laughter from an Italian-American mobster. “Do it again, Rich, put the gun up here,” he had the mobster telling him before going on to regale Pryor with stories of all the people he’d rubbed out. He could also do broader comedy, a talent that was displayed clearly in his best nonconcert films, “Silver Streak” and “Stir Crazy” with Gene Wilder. He even handled the occasional dramatic turn well, and he won an Emmy as a writer for one of Lily Tomlin‘s TV comedy specials. But stand-up, where he was left unbridled by censors, would become his legacy and win him five Grammy Awards for comedy album. Fellow comedian Steve Martin noted upon Pryor’s death: “By expressing his heart, anger and joy, Richard Pryor took comedy to its highest form.” – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal’s first Supermac’s fast food restaurant is set to open its doors by August 2018. Donegal fans of the franchise will have to wait just another six weeks before getting the popular fries, burgers and Papa John’s pizzas at the Supermac’s in Drumlonagher, outside Donegal Town.The restaurant was expected to bring up to 60 jobs to the new service station site, which includes a retail convenience store, car and HGV fuelling pumps and the Supermac’s Restaurant. The Irish Independent reports that Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh has had setbacks in launching in Donegal due to planning. He said it was difficult to find the right sites, but the demand was high for Supermac’s in the county.“If I had a €100 for every request for a Supermac’s in Donegal, I could easily retire,” McDonagh told the paper.Plans were submitted by Atlantic Enterprises Ltd for a second Supermac’s in Letterkenny, near the Station Roundabout. Objections were made to the application for a two-storey restaurant with a drive-thru for various reasons, including traffic. A decision is due from Donegal County Council in the coming months.With over 100 branches nationwide, Supermac’s is Ireland’s largest and fastest-growing indigenous fast food group. The group employs 2,700 people with a €82M turnover. Super news for Supermac’s fans – Donegal Town branch to open within weeks was last modified: June 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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)
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Tags:#start#StartUp 101 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sramana mitra Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… This week’s roundtable had several interesting discussions around techniques for bootstrapping, both during the entrepreneur pitches, as well as during the Q&A. One of the most effective mechanics that I know for bootstrapping the early phases of a startup venture is by using services – consulting services, contact development work – such that you can achieve customer intimacy and also bring in revenue that can help fund your business. Even if you do product or IP development in parallel, that revenue stream is very valuable, as is the direct access to customer feedback. Some of my favorite entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped using services are Paul Kocher (Cryptography Research) and Jerry Rawls and Frank Levinson (Finisar).Lopworks Ltd.I gave this advice to one of today’s presenters: Ademola Osindero of Lopworks Ltd. from Nigeria. Ademola has a network integration services company for the last three to four years that generates revenues. But now he wants to build SaaS business apps for healthcare, for instance, and would like to raise $1M to do so. Well, the problem is that he doesn’t have any validation for the software business, and the chances of his raising money against an idea are slim. It is slim in a mature market like Silicon Valley, so I cannot believe that it has a prayer in a backward market like Africa. I advised Ademola to use his network integration services business to validate the healthcare IT product idea that he has, work with customers, build a product, and generate some revenue momentum by using the bootstrap using services principle.Q&AIn the Q&A someone asked how to bootstrap a B to C user-generated content site. Good question. This one is harder. One of the ways to do that is by offering market research data and analysis to the customers. It’s still a service, and it can turn into revenues quickly while giving you the runway to build your B to C business.Renewable Energy NowWe had Faith Kinslow start off by presenting her idea for Renewable Energy Now, which sounded like a content site through which she wants to raise funding for scientific research in alternative energy in universities. Well, I don’t see a business here, and advised her to use Facebook Causes for her fundraising interest. No need to waste precious time and energy in trying to build a business that has no chance. Magnetic PursenalityAnd then Karen Averill presented Magnetic Pursenality, a magnetic purse company that sources artisan products from wholesalers around the world, puts magnets on them, and sell through their website and other distribution channels. One of Karen’s goals is to help reduce global poverty by bringing the work of poor artisans into focus. Now it turns out that this is an area that I have done a lot of research on, and in my Vision India 2020 book, I have presented several projects around rural and slum development using similar ideas. However, there is one fundamental missing piece in Karen’s idea: design. Artisans in remote villages around the world have no clue about good design that sophisticated customers in the West are willing to spend money on. As a result, the products that Karen is selling on her website at this point are, pardon my bluntness, pretty ugly. Well, for a good cause or not, people simply don’t buy ugly products. So Karen either needs to work with a great designer who can provide designs to some artisans who execute against those designs. Or, she needs a great merchandiser who can pick a set of products that reflect taste. You cannot be in the fashion business without taste. This is a cardinal rule that cannot and should not be violated.We also had a discussion about channels. For Karen’s business, once the design problem is fixed, she has the option of selling in the B to C mode on her website, or in the B to B mode through catalogues. It turns out that she has done some great research to identify a set of catalogues that may be interested in buying her products wholesale. Her next step, therefore, is to validate that channel, and see how much appetite these companies have for her magnetic purses.ShabdMitraAt the end of the show, Ruchir Tewari introduced ShabdMitra, a mobile value-added service that takes English SMSs and converts them to one of the major Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, etc. Assuming that his technology works, an extremely hard problem in itself, Ruchir’s questions were around his go-to-market strategy. He has designed some use cases, including one that I liked: Advertisers trying to reach rural consumers can send an SMS in English, which can then be translated and broadcast to various geographies of rural consumers in their respective languages. There are issues around the need for the ad copy to be cool, and such. But it is an idea worth validating with some advertising agencies and marketers of consumer goods who need to market to these vast masses of rural Indian consumers? If the value proposition resonates, then Ruchir can take it to a carrier along with a group of advertisers and start a pilot. The regular mobile VAS business model applies: If an advertiser sends 100,000 messages, paying Rs. 2 per message, the carrier will split the revenue with the VAS provider. But the first order of business is to check whether the advertisers want such a service!I started doing my free Online Strategy Roundtables for entrepreneurs in the fall of 2008. These roundtables are the cornerstone programming of a global initiative that I have started called One Million by One Million (1M/1M). Its mission is to help a million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond, build $1 trillion in sustainable global GDP, and create 10 million jobs. In 1M/1M, I teach the EJ Methodology which is based on my Entrepreneur Journeys research, and emphasize bootstrapping, idea validation, and crisp positioning as some of the core principles of building strong fundamentals in early stage ventures. In addition, we are offering entrepreneurs access to investors and customers through our recently launched our 1M/1M Incubation Radar series. You can pitch to be featured on my blog following these instructions.The recording of this roundtable can be found here. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here.Sramana Mitra is a technology entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley. She has founded three companies, writes a business blog, Sramana Mitra on Strategy, and runs the 1M/1M initiative. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her Entrepreneur Journeys book series, Entrepreneur Journeys, Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction, Positioning: How To Test, Validate, and Bring Your Idea To Market and her latest volume Innovation: Need Of The Hour, as well as Vision India 2020, are all available from Amazon. Photo by Grzegorz Rejniak 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts