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GUYOIL/Tradewind Tankers launch second Schools Football league

first_imgTHE second edition of the GUYOIL/Tradewind Tankers Schools U-18 Football tournament was yesterday launched at the Ministry of Education ground.Present at yesterday’s launch was Petra Organisation co-Director Troy Mendonca who contended that the 2019 edition of the tournament will commence on October 27.“I want to give a big congrats to GUYOIL and TradeWind Tankers,” he said, commending them for coming on board for a second year.Mendonca added, “We strongly believe that a league plays a major role in any foundation as it relates to football be it school level, our Pee Wee level or what have you.”He noted that the selection process of teams for the tournament was based on the Milo schools Football tournament as well as several other criteria.The 2019 edition will encompass Annandale, St Stanislaus College, St John’s College, President’s College, Berbice High School, Cummings Lodge Secondary, Marian Academy, Lodge Secondary, Queen’s College and Charlestown Secondary.Notably absent from the list are Linden ‘Multi’ Team who, according to Petra co-director Troy Mendonca, have budgetary constraints.Ministry of Education’s Lorraine Barker-King contended, that “the Ministry of Education is pleased to be associated with the tournament. The Ministry is a strong advocate of the arts.”Focussing on sport, the MoE representative said, “The sport teaches winning and losing. Ultimately it teaches about life.”Jorge Abukhalil, an executive of the Tradewind Tankers, reminded: “We strongly believe in sport and it’s a great opportunity for you guys to develop your talents and yourself as a team.”Echoing her sentiments, Marketing and Sales Manager Jacqueline James told the media, “What we recognised is that sport plays an important role in the development of the child. We recognise that you’re doing something you love and that you are doing something for your school.”The winners of the tournament along with runners-up will qualify for the end-of-year goodwill tournament to face one Trinidad team, a hinterland team and an all-star team.The winners will also pocked $200 000 towards a project for their school with second-place getting $100 000, third place getting $50 000 and fourth place $25 000.The tournament will be played on Sundays and Mondays and will end on December 8.last_img read more

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5 Lessons From the Garage48 Helsinki Hackathon

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#startups Garage48 Helsinki, the largest hackathon in the Nordics, took place last week. It gathered 120 hackers from Finland, Estonia and Latvia under the same roof and challenged them to go from zero to demo in 48 hours. Sixteen startups were created during the weekend. Together with Osma Ahvelampi (CTO, Sulake) and Teemu Kurppa (co-founder, Jaiku), I was a mentor to those teams. At Garage48, the goal is to produce a small startup, rather than just a really nice hack like you would at a traditional hackathon. There is a requisite for each team to have at least one developer (frontend or backend), a designer and a marketing person. At the end of the event, we had a demo day where the teams showcased what they built. From what I saw, many teams ran into the same problems, which caused them to miss their objectives. Here are some tips to get around those blocks and shine during demo day.Aim LowStartups are all about delivering a simple product to a niche that needs it. Garage48 is nothing different, but there’s only so much you can do in 48 hours. Aim low. Focus on technology you know. Some teams have problems compiling the tools they needed, so don’t plan too many features. It’s OK if it’s unfinished, as long as you can communicate its concept. This doesn’t mean you should take the easy route and make a me-too idea. Build what’s needed for a good demo. Nobody cares if your payment processing really works, you just need to show that you’ve built something meaningful. One example was Montroller. The concept was simple: motion based remote control of a robot using your mobile. They built their prototype on the first night, so they had enough time to port to more mobile platforms, prepare a nice video and make their Lego robot look better.Don’t Ignore Project ManagementMost teams seem to ignore basic project management, apparently because they feel it is overkill. Instead, they prefer jumping into code and iterating. But without a list of deliverables, it is difficult to plan what will be built in 48 hours. You won’t have any time to pivot, so you need to make sure that your whole team understands and agrees on what needs to be built. Set a clear, detailed objective. People often forget the need to sleep (at least eight hours in two days), eat and prepare for the demo. Another problem is that without planning, designers or marketers won’t have anything to do in the beginning. Also, make sure your team is a balanced team. Somebody needs to make a pretty website, GUI and write a blurb about your project. If you spend one hour planning ahead, your entire team can start working. Even then, you’ll probably end up with some team members having more free time than the others, so why not put them into action? For example, Blow’Em was on its way to have a working game demo, but it was going to be a simple proof of concept. The designers and marketers had nothing to do, so they started working on a promo video, more characters and funny names, which made their whole demo more catchy.Everyone in the Same RoomMost of the problems that teams run into seem to be related to bad communication. In some cases, coders will go into another room than the designers and the team leader. In practice, this means that whenever you run into a wall, no one can help you. It can be frustrating to explain to an art student why you can’t do 3D previews easily, but it’s better than producing all the assets in an unusable format. Make sure everyone knows what is being worked on, and why. One problem with piecing a team of random people together is that you’re bound to have bad people in there. It’s important to identify them. Some people make snarky comments, shoot down ideas, or don’t listen; many teams waste time because of this. After all, you’re there to have fun, so it’s important you don’t offend one member of your team. While you can’t fire these people, you need somebody who can make the decisions and deliver results rather than to debate.Go With “Good Enough”A lot of people found it difficult to produce something just “good enough.” It’s difficult to pull the plug on a design or code instead of continuing to polishing it because you know it’s not as good as it could be. Doing this can slow down the progress of the entire team.This can be especially problematic in group decisions. Many teams did not know where and how to look for domain names efficiently and thus spent a considerable amount of time trying to find a good name for their site. Focus on getting things done. If something unexpected happens, don’t just try to fix it for hours, talk to your team or the other teams. Maybe someone else solved it before. Drop extra features if you get stuck.It’s All About the DemoLast but not least, make a good demo. After all, it’s the only thing that others will see of your project. Make sure you test it before you ship. Videos are always difficult, because you need to make sure they will load, the sound will be on and the video can be shown in full screen on demo area’s second screen. Mobile demos are tricky, because cameras can’t easily capture what’s on a small screen from far, so you may want to consider using a web version, an iPad or slides.Lead photo (members of LapLab, the winning team) by Ragnar Sass; bottom two photos by gunarsgcenter_img ramine darabiha Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Jordan says NBA superteams will create 28 ‘garbage’ teams—report

first_imgMOST READ Michael Jordan. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTONEW YORK—Retired NBA legend Michael Jordan has warned that the “superteam” era will create a league with 28 “garbage” clubs that will struggle.Jordan, who sparked the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s, addressed the topic in an interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine unveiled Thursday on its website.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan, 54, also said he lacks the patience to be a coach, saying his biggest problem is the focus level of today’s players.“For me to ask an individual to focus on the game the way I played would, in some ways, be unfair and if he didn’t do it, there’s no telling where my emotions would be,” Jordan told the magazine.Regarding Woods, whose major total ranks second to the 18 won by Jack Nicklaus, Jordan said the injured star is in a transitional phase perhaps made more difficult by today’s social media.“I don’t know if I could have survived in this Twitter time where you don’t have the privacy that you would want.”Tiger, Jack both great ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Jordan would not be drawn into a comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the Greatest of All Time debate.“That’s more for stories and hype,” Jordan told the magazine. “Jack and Tiger never played against each other. They never played with the same equipment.“I never played against Wilt Chamberlain. I never played against Jerry West. To now say that one is greater than the other is being a little bit unfair.“How much did each one impact, change or evolve the game? Obviously Jack won more during the time he played. Tiger evolved it to where it crossed a lot of different boundaries, where it’s not just a white guy’s sport — black guys, African-Americans, all minorities play the game.“He played it at a level to where it generated so much interest financially that it grew the game from a financial standpoint. Now does that constitute him being the greatest? To say he’s any less than Jack, I think, is unfair.”Jordan on Rory: ‘Truly amazing’ Jordan moved the Nicklaus-Woods win argument to the NBA level, comparing his title total to the record 11 won by former Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell.“Yeah, Jack has got 18 majors and Tiger has got 14. And that’s how people are judging certain things,” Jordan said. “I won 6 championships. Bill Russell won 11. Does that make Bill Russell better than me? Make me better than him? No because when you try to compare different eras and equate who is better than the other, it’s an unfair parallel, an unfair choice.”Jordan also praised Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy, saying he admires him but has yet to play a round with him.“Very talented. Never played golf with him yet,” Jordan said. “Seen him on the range. We’ve talked. I’m a big fan. For someone that small to generate that much power is truly amazing.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Pacquiao conqueror Horn wins top Aussie award Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City He also talked about his pal Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion golfer struggling to return after multiple back operations, and said he himself might not have “survived in this Twitter time.”Jordan’s toughest talk was on the state of the NBA, where several teams have stockpiled talent to try and dethrone the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, who last season united stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry to form a dominant squad that claimed a second title in three seasons.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 shutoutIn the past few months, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder have added star talent to their rosters.“I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint,” Jordan told the magazine. “You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage, or they are going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Despite Flying V’s failed bid, Teng grateful for run with Thunder

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:00Duterte to fly to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESIt may have been a tough pill to swallow, but Jeron Teng acknowledged Centro Escolar University came out the better team against Flying V in their semifinals series.“I think they hit big shots in the late game. We also had open shots, but we just didn’t make it. It happens,” he said after the Thunder’s stunning exit in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a 72-67 Game 3 defeat to the Scorpions on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT But more than the numbers, what the 23-year-old cherishes the most were the learnings he had from coach Eric Altamirano.“I’ve really learned a lot from this Flying V team. I’m very thankful for the management, to our bosses, and to coach Eric — especially coach Eric because I learned a lot from his system. He really helped me a lot to be prepared for the PBA,” he said.As he braces for bigger challenges ahead, Teng shared that he’s taking this time to hone his craft as he raises the possibility of making the leap and joining the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“The time I have right now, I’ll work with my individual skills. I consistently work on my outside shooting and continue improving my basic skills. I need to do that so that I’ll be more prepared when I come to the PBA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Teng, the leading contender for the Conference MVP award, rued what could have been a dream run for Flying V as it already reached great heights after being only the fourth team to sweep the eliminations.“It’s unfortunate. We knew we could’ve achieved more. But we just don’t know what happened. But that’s basketball and those things happen and we just have to learn from it,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe failed championship campaign, though, does not diminish what Teng has achieved with the Thunder.Averaging a league-best 22.15 points, 6.85 rebounds, and 5.77 assists, Teng had a blast in one conference stay with Flying, recording the most triple-doubles in league history with three. JRU gets first streak, clobbers St. Benilde by 28 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more

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Shuker and Sonda get fitting farewell

first_imgAustralia won the third and final game of a thrilling Men’s Open series.Garry Sonda had been a workhorse for the team all weekend and was determined to go out a winner. Sonda lead from the front and set up the opening touchdown after a long ball to Chris Farrow.Robert Nakhla scored an acrobatic touchdown in the corner as Joel Willoughby threw another long ball to the right corner. Willoughby had been superb all weekend and his lethal long ball is probably the best in the Australia at the moment.Chris Farrow scored another touchdown in a low scoring first half as Australia went to the break 3-0 up.New Zealand got back into the game in the second half with Saturdays match winner, Michael Cavanagh scoring consecutive touchdowns.Dylan Hennessy, relishing the opportunity in the senior line-up scored again but New Zealand came right back through Lani Kaiwai after a brilliant ball and set to pounce at 4-3.With moments remaining, Chris Farrow scored his third touchdown of the day. Farrow scored a hat-trick in all three games, truly a remarkable feat from a remarkable player.It was raining touchdowns for the first two games of the series but credit to Tony Trad as changes in defensive policy and interchange rotations had their desired effect with Australia winning the game 5-3 and the series 2-1.Gavin Shuker and Garry Sonda had been able to go out as winners in the Australian colours they had to work so hard to wear. Shuker had been an outstanding leader of Men and an individual his players and the Touch community respect and admire.Garry Sonda had the difficult task of breaking back into the Australian side after injury. Eighteen months after a knee injury and in his mid-thirties, it was going to be tough for even someone of Sonda’s talent and stature in the game to fit into a talented Aussie line-up and the hectic pace of the modern day game. Sonda repaid the faith showed in him by the selectors to put in a vintage last performance. The game will miss GS7, one of the most ferocious competitors in Touch Football history.The Australian combinations worked well with Drummayne Dayberg-Muir and Jason Stanton leading the talented team to victory but New Zealand is building an empire. The young and talented line-up on display in Wollongong will be the nucleus for a Champion Team of the future.last_img read more

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10 months agoPochettino insists Walker-Peters important for Tottenham title tilt

first_imgPochettino insists Walker-Peters important for Tottenham title tiltby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino says Kyle Walker-Peters emergence will aid Tottenham Hotspurs’ title tilt.The 21-year-old made a horrendous mistake against Barcelona a few weeks ago, in what was his first start of the season.However, during the hectic festive period, Pochettino has stuck with the Englishman, who rewarded his faith with a fine performance against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.”It’s no surprise to me. I told you after the match in Barcelona that we really believe in him and he has amazing quality and only needs time to mature and show his quality.”I’m so pleased, so happy, because I think his quality is going to help the team this season and for the future he’s going to be a very important player for Tottenham.”Did I have to speak to him after the mistake? Not really, because this type of thing happens in football. The first person who knows that very well is the players, to come in after and try to make sure that that situation meant a lot to you there is no point.” The 5-0 win over the Cherries elevated Tottenham into second place, leapfrogging champions Manchester City by one point. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoWATCH: Liverpool defender Van Dijk shuts down Sokratis in Salah row

first_imgWATCH: Liverpool defender Van Dijk shuts down Sokratis in Salah rowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk stepped in to end the halftime row between teammate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal defender Sokratis during Sunday’s 5-1 rout.The Reds centre-back and Gunners defender had to be separated as tempers flared, but the situation was quickly brought under control.Moments before the spat Sokratis could be seen walking off the pitch alongside Mohamed Salah, who netted Liverpool’s fourth goal from the penalty spot.It seems the Greek defender was angry Salah went down a little too easily in the penalty area and wanted last season’s Golden Boot winner to know all about it.Seeing Sokratis shouting at Salah, Van Dijk responded by running over to the Arsenal man and squaring up to him.Sokratis was picking on Mo Salah again for the penalty.Guess who promptly puts a lid on it? #LIVARS#LFC#VanDijkpic.twitter.com/9jU2XkQfML— Léon (@srijandeep) December 29, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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LSU Releases Awesome “Saturday Night In Death Valley” Hype Video

first_imgFans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)LSU’s Tiger Stadium, colloquially known as “Death Valley” is one of the most intimidating places to play in all of college football. It’s game day environment is outstanding, and the noise inside of it can best be described as deafening.Perhaps that’s why this hype video LSU released is so awesome. It’s called “Saturday Night in Death Valley” and it’s sure to bring out goosebumps on hardcore fans of the purple and gold.[ Saturday Down South ]last_img read more

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