GWI launches inter-region football competition

first_imgTHE Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has launched its second inter-region football competition which will take place today at the Guyana Football Club (GFC) ground from 10:00hrs. The competition is known as the ‘GWI Anniversary Cup’.Chairperson and member of the organising committee Mr Chavez Hescott emphasised that the disciplinary action of the team and individuals should be intact.“I’m stressing to the captains and the regional managers, please ensure that your teams exercise a high level of discipline in this competition,” he said.There will be eight teams participating, both male and female.Managing Director, Dr Richard Van-West Charles, emphasised that the competition should assist the employees to be familiar with one another. “Part of this process is using every opportunity to know each of your fellow workers from different parts of the country.”Dr Charles went on to state his expectation for the next round, adding that “As an organisation, we need to be gender-sensitive.”  “Part of the process is to have the females participate in the fields and not in the stands alone.”The teams received their gear and necessary equipment from GWI yesterday.last_img read more

Harry: Wright-Phillips still has future at QPR

first_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 QPR boss Harry Redknapp has insisted that out-of-favour wide-man Shaun Wright-Phillips still has a future at the club.The former England international has been overshadowed by Junior Hoilett this season and been pushed further down the pecking order following the arrivals of Matt Phillips and Niko Kranjcar.But despite Wright-Phillips being well out of the first-team picture of late, Redknapp says he is not intending to offload him when the transfer window reopens in January.AdChoices广告“He’s got a future here, for sure,” said Redknapp.“I’m not really looking in the January transfer window to bring players in – I’ve not really thought about that.“I’m happy with the group of players I’ve got here and I wouldn’t really be looking to shift anyone either.“I’ve been pleased with Shaun. He’s a smashing lad, a good trainer and hasn’t been a minute’s problem.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Irish Women’s Hockey Team qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

first_imgWilson, Duke and Colvin started off strong in the second quarter to get things going, however, Duke was on the receiving end of a Green Card shortly after. Canada appeared to have more chances throughout the second quarter, however, none prevailed. A bounce over Mullan’s stick skimmed the back of it before she circled it expertly around her opponent and found a Canadian foot. The awarding penalty corner awarded to Ireland was overturned by the video umpire for a back-stick. The sides were level from the previous night when they met in Energia Park this evening. Ireland the more dominant on night one of the doubleheader threatened from the start, with the opening chance of the game coming from Anna O’Flanagan, unfortunately going wide. Canada came back with a penalty corner at 7 minutes. McFerran saved and a scramble ensued, with Mullan pushing the rebound out of the circle to be taken back up the pitch. Hawkshaw was solid up near Canada circle, with Tice strong in defence later in Q1 when Canada threatened 13 minutes in. The sides remained level in the first quarter with neither team adding to the scoreboard. Canada failed to convert a huge chance in the thirdquarter to put themselves on the scoreboard. A penalty corner for Irelandfailed to convert in the final quarter, and the sides remained level going intothe final minute. Canada were awarded two consecutive penalty corners in thefinal minute of the game. The final hooter went with level sides still. Apenalty shoot-out was to decide the fate of both teams. The Penalty shoot-out saw Ireland down 3 – 1 at one point. However, the team held their nerve with Bethany Barr bringing them back up to 3 – 2 down. Chloe Watkins brought the equaliser and Canada’s Johnston was denied by McFerran, taking them to sudden death. The packed house in Energia Park held its breath. Roisin Upton slipped by Williams and put the ballacross the line for Ireland, surviving a video referral. Woodcroft failed totake her shot before the 8 seconds were up, and Ireland secured their ticket toTokyo. The first Irish Women’s Hockey team to do so ever.Ireland: A McFerran, R Upton, K Mullan, S McCay, LTice, B Barr, C Watkins, L Colvin, N Daly, A O’Flanagan, Z WilsonSubs: S Barr, N Evans, G Pinder, H Matthews, SHawkshaw, D Duke, L MurphyCanada: K Williams, K Wright, D Hennig, R Donohoe, KJohansen, N Aourissea, S McManus, A Woodcroft, B Stairs, S Johnston, SNorlanderSubs: A Lee, E Wong, K Leahy, H Haughn, N Woodcroft,M Secco, R HarrisUmpires: Y Makar (CRO), M Meister (GER)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Ireland’s Roisin Upton celebrates with fans after Ireland’s win over Canada last night.Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacylast_img read more

Do You Eat the Peel Off a Banana, Orange, or Kiwi?

first_img1.  Apple peel . . . 94% eat it.2.  Potato skin . . . 78%.3.  Carrot peel . . . 49%.4.  Kiwi skin . . . 13%.5.  Mango peel . . . 10%.6.  Orange peel . . . 4%.7.  Banana peel . . . 1%. They say that there are a lot of vitamins and nutrients in the PEEL from fruits.  At least I think they say that.  I’m not sure who “they” are but it sounds like something they’d say. But do YOU eat them?  Here are the results from a new Buzzfeed survey that asked people what fruit and vegetable skins and peels they actually eat . . .center_img But if any of that sounds weird, the survey also asked people if they eat the skin off fried chicken . . . and 28% said NO.  Now THAT’S weird.last_img read more

MEN’S HEALTH MONTH HONORED IN JUNE

first_imgEvery June, Men’s Health Month is celebrated nationwide to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and direct treatment of disease among men.  During this, and all, month, the Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) encourages the men in our community to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.“Compared to women of a similar age, men are less likely to have a regular doctor and health insurance.  They are more likely to put off routine checkups or delay seeing a health provider after experiencing symptoms,” said Nursing Supervisor Carla Morgan. “This month is a reminder to all men in Jackson County that their health is important and talking to a health professional can assist in finding conditions before they get worse.”To promote healthy habits, JCDPH offers a variety of options to help men take control of their health such as Adult Wellness Screenings, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) physicals, Basic Law Enforcement Test (BLET) physicals, and more.  Call the Health Department at 828-586-8994 to learn more today or visit http://health.jacksonnc.org/adult-health-1.last_img read more

Wausau West sends Marshfield boys soccer to fourth-straight loss

first_imgWellens, Weister score for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — The Marshfield boys soccer team dropped its fourth-straight game, falling 5-2 at Wausau West on Tuesday.The Tigers are now 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. West improves 7-1-1 overall and 5-1 in the WVC.Barni Shiferaw scored the first of his three goals in the seventh minute for West before Marshfield quickly tied it on a penalty kick from Isaac Wellens at the 11:45 mark.West ripped off two more goals before halftime and went up 4-1 on Shiferaw’s third goal just 2:33 into the second half.Evan Weister had Marshfield’s second score in the 72nd minute, but it was not nearly enough as the Tigers lost their third Valley game in a row.Tommy Olson had six saves in goal for Marshfield.The Tigers return to action Saturday at the Wausau East Invitational.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Warriors 5, Tigers 2Marshfield 1 1 – 2Wausau West 3 2 – 5First half: 1. WW, Barni Shiferaw, 6:18; 2. M, Isaac Wellens (penalty kick), 11:45; 3. WW, Ethan Cattanach, 23:58; 4. WW, Shiferaw (Mark Raasch), 32:43.Second half: 5. WW, Shiferaw, 47:33; 6. M, Evan Weister (Blaine Neinast), 71:39; 7. WW, Raasch (Cadin Stankowski), 78:50.Total shots: Marshfield 10; Wausau West 19.Shots on goal: Marshfield 9; Wausau West 10.Corner kicks: Marshfield 2; Wausau West 3.Saves: M, TommyOlson 6; WW, 7.Records: Marshfield 3-7, 1-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau West 7-1-1, 5-1 WVC.last_img read more

6 Startup Lessons For The Year 2007

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market By guest author JawadShuaib, the founder of Shuzak.com: The social network forgeeks.Startups have been multiplying like rabbits over the past three years. Due to theadded competition, many startups are beginning to narrow their focus to a much smallerdemographic. The year 2007 will mark the transition from startups aiming for themainstream markets to specialists intensely focused on gaining smaller grounds. This is adifferent landscape, one that demands new rules of the game. It is the entrepreneur’s jobto anticipate these changes in order to align them with their startup’s future.Let us take a look at the social networks available for parents; in this categoryalone we have Cafe Mom, Maya’s Mom, MothersClick, MommyBuzz, MTV’s ParentsConnect,Famster, and Minti. The niche for parenthood seems to be taken. Yet, it can further bebroken down to, say, “Grandparents”, “Stay at home mothers”, “Single mothers”, etc.Becoming a master of any of the smaller niches has many great advantages, such as lesscompetition, loyal readership, and better focus. All marketers exploit a basicpositioning principle that states that it is better to be first than to be better. It isclearly too late to be the first social network, or bookmarking service, or video sharingstartup. Consequently, the Web 2.0 era demands that startups put intense focus on theirniche regardless of the smaller demographics.Image from web2logo.comA short history of startups on the Internet suggests that everything starts off with asingle category, which is then naturally subdivided into more categories as the number ofcompetitors rise. Division is a process that is unstoppable. To survive, startups mustposition themselves to be different, and the only way to do that today is to carve asnarrow a niche as possible. The article that follows dictates the immutable laws allstartups must follow for the sake of survival.1. Divide and Conquer, Differentiate or Die:There may never be a site as big as MySpace again. So while your slice of the marketmay not be as large, by dominating an entire category, your niche can maintain a smalleryet profitable business. As the size of a niche market declines, and the competition init increases, the perceived benefits of competing in that niche depreciates with each newarrival. If your niche is small enough, you can maintain healthy profits whilediscouraging potential competitors from entering your domain. [1]The Law of Division dictates that all categories eventually diverge. They always haveand they always will. It is this divergence that creates opportunities for new startups.The best way to build a company is not by going after an existing category, but bycreating a new category you can be first in. In other words, the survival of a startuprequires that it diverge and then specialize. Markets favor the extremes.2. Generally Speaking, the Smaller the Niche, the More Loyal the UsersBecome.“If everyone exposed to a product likes it, the product will not succeed… The reasonthat a product “everyone likes” will fail is because no one“loves” it. The only thing that predicts success is passion, even if only 10%of the consumers have it.” – Scott Adams, Dilbert BlogIt comes as no surprise that a niche startup that is focused on its category tends tobuild a more bonded community. Digg started out as a great social bookmarking site forgeeks, but as it grew, so did its appetite for a larger share of the market.Consequently, Digg now has many new users but fewer die-hard fans. For many startups lineextension is the easy way out. It is perceived as the inexpensive, logical way to grow.Only when it is too late does a company turn and notice that they became large at theexpense of their user loyalty. Focus is the key to successfully building a community intoday’s ultra-competitive marketplace.3. Focus:Companies, especially the larger ones, have a natural tendency to expand their line ofbusiness. Google, for instance, is known for search but has its hands in just aboutanything “web”. [2] Expanding out too fast has annihilated nearly every empire and itsarmy in history. In a competitive environment, more is often less because with more youlose your focus.Big companies jump in with their brands to try to take market share from the leaderwhile startups pioneer new categories and sell out for millions. The benefit of operatinga niche startup is that everyone who visits the site will be looking exactly for whatthey provide. Niche is all about being on the narrow point of the wedge; that advantage,though, is ruined when a startup tries to be everything to everyone. The larger themarket, the more specialized a company must become. In the struggle for life, no twostartups can occupy the same position. If they try to do so, one company will drive theother to extinction.4. No Small Market is Small Enough:The world, according to the Internet, is 1 billion strong. The web, therefore,presents a huge opportunity for markets of any size. For instance, there are manythousands of users on the Internet who own and love Persian cats. So if your niche socialnetwork is for Persian cat owners, your potential market is still in several thousands.Is that too small? For MySpace it is, but not for a niche social network. That is thegreat thing about niche startups; no market can ever be too small. Even better, as thesize of the market depreciates, so does the threat of a larger competitor jumping in forthe share.No brand, no corporation, no startup can achieve 100 percent of a market in the faceof competition. Once you accept this reality, finding a niche is greatly simplified. Youdon’t have to face those demons that keep telling you, “Let’s not give up any part of themarket”. The truth is that all businesses are a niche business. The only difference isthat the leader’s niche is bigger than the niches owned by others, but it is still aniche. Nurturing the specific needs of the niche users has become the prevalent theme formost successful startups.5. Mind Numbingly Simple:“What does a person want when he or she clicks a search button?” – Phil Butler atProfy.com“All things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one.” – Occam’sRazor [3]How much time does it take for anyone to figure out about 80% of iPod’s functions? Twominutes at most. How much time does it take for someone to figure out about 80% ofGoogle’s functions? 5 seconds? There are 1000’s of components in the iPod, and 1000’s oflines of code running behind Google. [4] Yet, you can get up and running with both thesetechnologies in less than 3 minutes. That is the law of simplicity: Be mindnumbingly simple.  Extra clicks are deadly.We tend to think of boredom on social networks as arising from a lack of stimuli. Asort of information underload. But more and more commonly, boredom is arising fromexcessive stimulation or information overload (often through excessive advertisements).Information, like energy, tends to degrade into entropy-into just noise and redundancy.In a world where startups are as common as ants in the jungle, it is important not tooverload the user with information. Complicated user interfaces do not help anybody.It follows that an unfocused startup will undoubtedly complicate things by forcingextra features onto a web page. Users like mindless choices so get rid of the questionmark lurking over the user’s head.6. Bubble Burps:“There is a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightlyalive.” – Miracle Max, The Princess BrideThis time last year, Bloggers were reporting on many Digg, YouTube and Del.icio.usclones. Many of those startups have died since, but the low cost of hosting means theycan stay online forever, despite having no users. The best way to build a startup is notby going after an existing category, but by creating a new category which it can be thefirst in. In other words, startups must focus on creating new markets over servingexisting ones.It is no secret that almost all startups will fail. This problem started with thebubble, and continues to plague the web today. Comparatively, not much money is flowinginto startups so there isn’t going to be another dot-com bubble. However, I anticipatethat the failure rate for startups will remain the same, if not worse. The biggest singlebarrier to the development of an effective startup strategy is the strongly held beliefthat a company has to appeal to the entire market. In today’s world, if a revenue lessbusiness model doesn’t kill your startup, a more focused competitor will. [5]Conclusion A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#web guest author 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Where is it written that a startup has to appeal to everybody? There is an almostreligious belief that a wider net catches more customers, in spite of many examples tothe contrary. A department store, for instance, is a place that sells everything. Butwhen a consumer requires some office supplies, they prefer Staples over WalMart. Why?Because even though WalMart is the largest department store in the world, it cannotcompete with a specialist business focused completely on what the customer needs.Generalists often manage to gain a larger share of the market at the expense of consumerloyalty. In the long term, the prospect turns to the specialist.The point is, on the Web, any additional feature adds to our cognitive workload;distracting our attention from the task at hand. The distractions may be slight but theyadd up, and sometimes it doesn’t take much to throw us. On the Internet, the competitionis always just one click away, so if you frustrate users they’ll head somewhere else. Astartup that remains focused on its niche can reduce competition and, therefore, avoidthe pressure to add pointless features. Expanding your focus and being strong somewhereis a better approach than expanding your focus and winding up weak everywhere.Notes:[1] Moreover, if your niche is small enough, bigger corporations (Google, Microsoft,Yahoo, AOL) will not consider it worth pursuing.[2] A few examples include email, online videos, calendars, news, blogs, desktopsearch, photo sharing, online payments, social networking, instant messaging, WiFi, wordprocessors, web hosting, search tool bars, spreadsheets, RSS readers, discussion groups,maps and more. In the past, I have written two articles suggesting that Google put an endto line extension: “How to FixGoogle” and “Napoleonic Lessons for Google and Microsoft“.[3] Thomas Aquinasmade this argument in the 13th century, writing, “If a thing can be done adequatelyby means of one, it is superfluous to do it by means of several; for we observe thatnature does not employ two instruments where one suffices”.[4] Google became the darling of the web 2.0 Generation for simplifying the searchexperience.[5] A business is not a business if it does not make money. Having little definedmeans of generating money is a recipe for disaster.[6] My ideas are never my own. In fact, I don’t think any idea can ever beindependently developed. The thoughts presented here were inspired by the authors ofthese books: “Don’t Make Me Think”, “Trout on Strategy”, “Focus”,“The Origin of Brands”, “The Immutable Laws of Marketing” and“Positioning”. Related Posts last_img read more

Theo: ‘My European Milan dream’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Theo Hernandez explains why he took a pay cut, believes he can achieve his dream of “winning the Champions League at Milan” and has more “freedom” under Stefano Pioli. The former Real Madrid full-back joined this summer after face-to-face talks with club legend and current director Paolo Maldini. “I did some silly things in Madrid, but I have matured as a person since then,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “It was an honour for me to be chosen by Maldini, a man who wrote history not just with Milan, but of football in general. He was very convincing and I didn’t need long to accept the offer. “I even talked to my agent about taking a pay cut for Milan and we immediately agreed. Milan is a club with great history, one of the sides with the most trophies in the world. It was worth making a sacrifice for that. “I’m still only 22 and have a lot to learn. Milan is a fundamental step in my career and I want to stay here for many years, to write my place in the history books. “My dream is to win the Champions League with Milan, but first we need to qualify. I don’t know how long it’ll take to get back to the top, but I believe we’re on the right track and can finish in the top four this season.” It was a rough start, as coach Marco Giampaolo was sacked just seven games into his tenure, while Pioli made his debut with a 2-2 draw against Lecce. “Giampaolo said I was tactically undisciplined, but I did come to Italy with the idea of improving that aspect of my game. It’s true that I like to attack and push forward, but I do know that I have to do more defensively,” noted Theo. “We have more freedom under Pioli and I really like his new tactical system. The important thing is that I help the team and I know that in the end I am a defender and must work more covering the spaces. Pioli gives us some freedom, but not too much, as in Italy it’s important to have a clearly-defined tactical organisation. “We’re learning a great deal with Pioli, he knows what he’s talking about and we will slowly climb back up the table.” Theo Hernandez never quite delivered on his promise at Real Madrid and freely admits he could’ve done better off the field as well as on. “I did a few silly things, but I am still young. I consider myself a calm and fun person to be around, I like nothing more than staying home with my family and my dogs. “I do need to be careful that I don’t put on weight, because being in Italy I do love pasta, pizza and risotto…”last_img read more

a month agoDonyell Malen watched by Liverpool

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Donyell Malen watched by Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveDonyell Malen is being watched by Liverpool as he stars for PSV Eindhoven.The striker scored FIVE goals in one game last weekend as the Dutch Eredivisie giants smashed Vitesse Arnhem 5-0, says The Sun.Malen has bagged 11 goals in 14 games for PSV.Arsenal let Malen return to his native Holland after just over a year in England.He scored 10 goals in 37 games last term after struggling for game time the previous season. last_img read more

10 days ago​Man Utd chief Judge held talks with PSG striker Cavani

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd chief Judge held talks with PSG striker Cavaniby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United once held talks with Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani, but the deal did not materialise.A report in The Athletic indicates that United transfer guru Matt Judge engaged in talks with the Uruguayan a few years ago.But it appears the Uruguay international was happy at PSG and a possible move was shut down by Cavani’s brother.It is said that Cavani’s sibling added various demands into a possible deal that United did not think were suitable.United could go back in for Cavani in the summer, as they need a senior forward and he will likely leave PSG on a free transfer.The veteran is now 32, but could still do a job for United for a couple of seasons – a la Zlatan Ibrahimovic. last_img read more