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Upstart Never say die Salesforce Act 2

first_img Email Address Tato is gentle. Mostly she wants to tell me, in the kindest possible words, that we are “probably” not a good fit. Probably? Hard-wired for optimism, I grab at the possibility that we might be a supremely good fit. I play up what we do have in common — Mission Local’s workforce efforts, our education component, our focus on journalists of color. “But you’ve read all that in the backgrounder,” I add.I have not seen the backgrounder, she says.I envision my beautiful backgrounder untouched in its PDF, crying out for attention. Or am I projecting?Sure, if Tato reads it, she will change her mind.I get off the phone, dejected but unbroken. I compose a nice email, attach the backgrounder (again) and press send. Another PDF hurtles into the e-void.Earlier PostsUpstart: First thought best thought? Salesforce Act 1, June 25, 2019Upstart: The same (trying to raise money) but different (Mission Local is a nonprofit).Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (If you missed it or slept through it, Here is Act 1.)Ebony, we hardly knew you.The day for the phone call with Salesforce arrives. My staff gathers. Certainly Ebony (yes, after all those videos, she’s become my BFF) will want to meet everyone, although I do wonder why we are doing this by telephone when SalesForce is only a BART stop away.A couple of hours before the phone call, I get an email. Ebony cannot make the meeting, but Tato Corcoran, her executive assistant, will be in on the call. Am I being ditched by my new friend Ebony?center_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterlast_img read more

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COACHES Ian Lomax and Mike Bennett shuffled their

first_imgCOACHES Ian Lomax and Mike Bennett shuffled their pack of cards for this trip to Odsal playing many players in positions slightly unfamiliar to them. But it didn’t make a ha’porth of difference as the Saints ran in eight tries to win 44-10The match was over as a contest by the break as the Saints led 18 – 4.Five more tries in the second half merely stamped the Saints authority on proceedings in what was a thoroughly professional display.Match Summary:Bulls:Tries: James Pickering, Connor Ryder.Goals: James Pickering.Saints:Tries: Aaron Smith 2, Ryan Lynch 2, Jonah Cunningham, David Eccleston, Chris Worrall, Lewis Fairhurst.Goals: David Eccleston 4, Lewis Fairhurst 2.Half Time: 18-4Full Time: 44-10Teams:Bulls:21. Chris Unsworth; 17. Connor Ryder, 15. James Pickering, 9. Jake Hrintchuk, 4. Elliot Forster; 2. Kieron Boulton, 14. Sam Ottwell; 19. Farham Shahzad, 13. Callum Ogden, 5. Jack Georgiou, 16. Isaac Riley, 3. Brandon Douglas, 12. Ross Oakes.Subs: 1. Jack Adams, 6. Ash Halliday, 10. Ben Iveson, 18. Alfie Seeley.Saints:1. Jordan Darwin; 2. Daniel Huxley, 3. Ben Calland, 4. Ryan Lynch, 5. David Eccleston; 6. Kiye Rigby, 7. Josh Houghton; 10. Jake Campbell, 9. Lewis Fairhurst, 8. Joe McLoughlin, 11. Lewis Hatton, 12. Ben Morris, 13. Jonah Cunningham.Subs: 14. Chris Worrall, 15. James Nicholl, 16. Aaron Smith, 17. Jake Spedding, 18. Liam Cooper.last_img read more

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MELBOURNE Storm and Australia captain Cameron Smit

first_imgMELBOURNE Storm and Australia captain Cameron Smith has been named the 2012 RLIF International Player of the Year – the highest individual honour in world Rugby League.Smith, who was also named International Hooker of the Year, is one of eight Australians to be named in the International Team of the Year, along with Storm team-mate Cooper Cronk (Scrum-half of the Year) and his club coach Craig Bellamy (Coach of the Year).England duo Ryan Hall of Leeds Rhinos (Winger of the Year) and Canterbury Bulldogs forward James Graham (Prop of the Year) are the only non-Australian players to be selected in the International Team of the Year.Kiwi sensation Shaun Johnson has been named the International Rookie of the Year.The award caps another amazing season for Smith, who this year was named as the Kangaroos’ new captain, led Queensland to a record-breaking seventh consecutive State of Origin Series triumph, was named Dally M Hooker of the Year, led the Kangaroos to two Test victories over New Zealand and led the Melbourne Storm to the NRL Premiership.It is the first time Smith has won the award, which was first presented in 2008 to his Melbourne team-mate Billy Slater. Other previous winners are Jarryd Hayne (2009), Todd Carney (2010) and Slater again (2011).Australia’s Ben Cummins, who this season received the Col Peace Medal as the best-performed referee in the NRL, was named International Referee of the Year.The awards are voted on by an international judging panel with representatives from both the northern and southern hemispheres.In announcing the awards, Rugby League International Federation Chairman Scott Carter praised the standard of international Rugby League and also acknowledged the strength of the current Kangaroos side.“As we look forward to the Rugby League World Cup in the northern hemisphere in 2013, you can’t help but be excited at the talent that will be on display,” Mr Carter said. “The strength of the Australian side at the moment has certainly been reflected in the International Team of the Year and while the Kangaroos will start the World Cup as warm favourites the competition that exists in international Rugby League will ensure the tournament will be as fascinating as it was in 2008 when New Zealand were crowned the World champions.”The RLIF International Player of the Year award winners are:International Player of the Year – Cameron Smith (Aus)International Coach of the Year – Craig Bellamy (Aus)International Rookie of the Year – Shaun Johnson (NZ)International Team Of The Year:Full-back: Ben Barba (Aus)Winger: Ryan Hall (Eng)Centre: Jamie Lyon (Aus)Stand-off: Johnathan Thurston (Aus)Scrum-half: Cooper Cronk (Aus)Loose forward: Paul Gallen (Aus)Second row: Nate Myles (Aus)Prop: James Graham (Eng)Hooker: Cameron Smith (Aus)Competing Nations’ Players of the Year:Canada: Tony FelixCook Islands: Tinirau AronaCzech Republic: David LahrFiji: Sisa WaqaFrance: Vincent DuportGermany: Mawuli AmefiaIreland: Liam FinnItaly: Fabrizio CiaurroJamaica: Fabion TurnerJapan: Noriyuki TainakaMalta: Clifford DebattistaMorocco: Souhail Ait AllaLebanon: Danny BarakatPapua New Guinea: Dion AyeRussia: Sergey KonstantinovSamoa: Tony PuletuaScotland: John DuffySerbia: Stefan NedeljkovicSouth Africa: Stevie MeyerSweden: Tobias RorstamTonga: Brent KiteUSA: Michael GarveyWales: Rhodri Lloyddlast_img read more

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Joe will remain in hospital for the next couple of

first_imgJoe will remain in hospital for the next couple of days but the prognosis is good and he is progressing well.The player, his family and the club have been overwhelmed by well-wishers and messages from across the rugby league community.We have been truly moved by the support from all areas of the game and we would like to thank everyone who has contacted us at this distressing time.Your support really is appreciated by us all.We are also supporting Joe’s friend Leon who was involved in the incident too.He is doing well but is a little shaken and bruised.last_img

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Wilmington Police respond to Sunday afternoon shooting

first_img There were no injuries.The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to call Wilmington Police or use Text-A-Tip. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating after a Sunday afternoon shooting left one vehicle damaged.According to WPD spokesperson Jennifer Dandron, officers responded to the 600 block of Bonham Ave. around 3:15 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report about multiple shots fired.- Advertisement – last_img

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Home security cameras leads to arrest of Whiteville breakin

first_imgHome security camera captures break-in suspect on April 19, 2018. (Photo: CCSO) WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Robeson County man is behind bars in Columbus County after an investigation into a home break-in.Around 10:00 a.m. on April 19, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Smyrna Road in reference to an alarm call. The homeowners could see an unknown man inside of their home via their security cameras. The suspect ran away from the home towards Brown Maultsby Road. The video footage captured him with the firearm in his hand while he was at the victim’s property.- Advertisement – 1 of 2 Keanan Davon Young (Photo: CCSO) The victims posted photos from the video footage on social media, seeking assistance from the public to identify suspect and alerting the residents of their neighborhood to be vigilant. The photos were shared many times by Columbus County residents in hopes of identifying the suspect. Columbus County Sheriff’s Office began receiving tips on the suspect’s identity. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division located the suspect and interviewed him concerning the break in.The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and Robeson County Probation, arrested 19-year-old Keanan Davon Young in Robeson County.Related Article: Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremonyHe was taken to the Columbus County Law Enforcement Center with a $25,500 secured bond. He charged with 1 felony count of Breaking and Entering, 1 misdemeanor count of Injury to Real Property, and 1 felony count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.last_img read more

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Southport shares creative solutions on sensory Saturday

first_img Education Curator Katy Menne says the museum’s 2019 initiative is to support under served communities.“I know personally being a teacher that a lot kids have some trouble with loud noises or a lot of distractions,” said Menne. “We’re trying to make sure that no matter where you are or who you are, you can come and enjoy the museum.”The museum invites anyone interested to join the fun on March 2nd from 9 AM to 11 AM for the ‘Quiet Creations’ activity.Related Article: Dosher Memorial’s annual gala goes above and beyondIt is located at 204 E Moore St. in Southport, NC. SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Sensory Saturday brings creative opportunities to Southport for anyone with sensory sensitivities. The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has dedicated every first Saturday in 2019 to this initiative.The museum offers a calm and quiet environment by dimming lights and limiting audio.Each month the museum will have a feature arts and craft project. February’s event is focused on love with a ‘You light up my world’ Valentine’s card activity.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Aquarium closes because of mechanical issues

first_img According to a news release, the chiller controls building and habitat temperatures.Due to exceedingly high heat and humidity in area, the aquarium says rising building temperatures make normal operations unsafe for visitors. The aquariums animal care team is monitoring habitat water temperatures and implementing safety protocols as needed.Aquarium staff have identified the mechanical issues and repairs will begin as soon as possible.Related Article: Blockade Runner rebounds from Hurricane Florence, to reopen next monthThe staff says it makes sure to keep the animals cool even if temperatures rise.Aquarium Director Hap Fatzinger says each aquarium is a self-contained unit. He says they each have life support systems to help regulate them.“The impacts of water are very insulative,” Fatzinger said. “So unlike air, where air temperatures fluctuate quickly whether it’s hot or cold, water temperatures fluctuate very slowly.”Fatzinger says they also add extra chillers to tanks with cool water species.He also says most animals in the collection are used to temperate water cycles.“Most of the animals we have, except for our reptiles and our birds and amphibians and such, maintain the temperature of their surroundings, like the fish in this aquarium behind me,” he said “They are the temperature of the water. Most of the animals we have on display at the aquarium are native.”An official with the aquarium says they are still working on repairs. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings FORT FISHER, NC (WWAY) — The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher closed to the public this morning because of mechanical issues with the main building chiller.The aquarium closed at 10:30 a.m.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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€14000 compensation for permanent disability

first_img SharePrint WhatsApp FIMBank plc has been ordered to provide a compensation  of €14,052 o a security officer. This is following an incident where the security officer fell and injured himself in a construction site at said bank in Saint Julian’s. The officer has been verified to be suffering from a 4% permanent disability.The security officer told the Court how seven years ago, he was walking at the construction site, which had a lot of rubble lying around. There was also a two-storey drop which was covered solely by a thin plank of wood. The officer hurt his shoulder after falling in the midst of the rubble. A medical expert issued by the Court concluded that the officer is in fact suffering from a 4% permanent disability. Despite taking medication and going to therapy, he still feels pain in his shoulder. FIMBank responded that it should not be held liable as the officer was employed with another company. Moreover, the bank had also employed an external company to take preventive measures and check for safety and security at the construction site.The Court announced that safety needs to be ensured by the employer and the owner of the site. Furthermore, a risk evaluation had not been made, and the ground was cleared only after the accident occurred.  FIMBank has been ordered to pay €14,052 as compensation to the security officer.center_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Orange Money launches in Uganda

first_imgAdvertisement Orange, in partnership with Post Bank and Pride Microfinance, announces the launch of its mobile payment service Orange Money in Uganda today. This is the first step in a partnership that aims to offer mobile users in Uganda a broad, customer-focused financial service that is specifically designed to reach out to the unbanked population.Mobile phone customers may open an Orange Money account for free whether or not they have a bank account. Customers can then carry out simple banking operations and transactions in total security.The three key services include:money transfers, where users can send money using their phone to any Orange Money customer in the country;basic financial services, including the deposit and withdrawal of cash from a large network of distributors, as well as a simple means to save money;payments, giving users a simple way to buy mobile phone credit at any time or place, or to make purchases in Orange shops. In the coming months, customers will also be able to use Orange Money to pay their domestic bills such as water and electricity. – Advertisement – “Orange Money has already been launched by Orange in several other markets across Africa and has a proven track record for its reliability and high-level of security,” said Philippe Luxcey, Orange Uganda CEO.“By launching this service in Uganda in partnership with Post Bank and Pride Microfinance, Orange will provide the best possible mobile payment service for our customers,” he explained.In order to ensure that customers can transfer money reliably and in full security, Orange Uganda has added features that will mitigate the risk of sending money to the wrong people or carrying out unintended multiple transactions. These features include:First time confirmation: when sending money for the first time, an Orange Money customer will have to dial a number to confirm the transaction.Multiple transaction security: when several transactions are logged within an hour, the customer will receive a message requesting confirmation; failure to confirm will automatically cancel the transactions.Specific password management: customers are required to change password to activate the Orange Money service. In addition, customers must enter a personal PIN number in order to access all Orange Money services including balance inquiry.Orange Money milestonesOrange Money, the Group’s mobile payment service, was first launched in Côte d’Ivoire in December 2008. It has since been launched in 12 countries across Africa and the Middle East: Botswana, Cameroon, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger and Senegal in line with its goal to launch the service in all 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East where the Group operates. Orange Money has now attracted over 5 million customers, making it one of the continent’s most powerful mobile payment tools.last_img read more

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State of the internet in Africa – Akamai report

first_imgAdvertisement Akamai has released the “State of the Internet” report for the first quarter of 2013, which deals with internet and broadband adoption, security and mobile connectivity.“Akamai’s globally-distributed intelligent platform allows us to gather massive amounts of information on many metrics, including connection speeds, attack traffic, network connectivity, availability [and] latency problems, and IPv6 (internet protocol version six) growth [and] transition progress, as well as traffic patterns across leading web sites and digital media providers,” said Akamai in their report.In terms of the average internet connection speed, South Africa proved to be the fastest on the continent with 2,132kbps. – Advertisement – Ghana follows South Africa with 1,965kbps and Nigeria‘s speed is 1,965. Kenya, considered to be one of Africa’s technological hubs, has an internet connection speed of 863kbps.Other countries in Southern Africa including Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho and Swaziland recorded connection speeds between 1,157 and 663 kbps.Despite South Africa having the fastest connection speed, it is still ranked as 80th on a global scale, with countries such as South Korea, Japan and the United States of America (USA) taking the lead with 14,182, 11,582 and 8,618 kbps respectively.According to Akamai’s report, unique internet protocol (IP) addresses, South Africa again takes the lead in Africa with almost 6.9 million IPs.Egypt follows South Africa with approximately 2.3 million IPs, Morocco recorded approximately 1.2 million IPs and Kenya recorded almost 1.079 million IPs.[related-posts]Most of the other countries in Africa recorded IPs from approximately 850,000 right down to Guinea-Bissau’s 127 IPs.In terms of the adoption of broadband in Africa, Reunion island leads with 27.31 per cent.South Africa follows with 7.95 per cent, which is very closely followed by Burundi with 7.54 per cent. Liberia recorded a 5.52 per cent adoption of broadband while the lowest figures were recorded in both Algeria and Chad, with 0.09 and 0.10 percent respectively.This is in vast contrast with first world countries such as South Korea, Japan and Canada, which recorded 87.29, 28.29 and 76.89 per cent respectively.The adoption of “high broadband” in Africa reveals a different story.Reunion island still takes the lead with 3.95 per cent, which is followed by Liberia’s 1.91 per cent.South Africa recorded 1.54 per cent and Burundi 1.26 per cent. The countries in Africa with no adoption of high broadband includes Sao Tome and Principe, Chad, Togo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone.While Korea and Japan lead adoption of high broadband with 49.74 and 43.06 per cent respectively, other areas of the world which have no adoption of high broadband include Greenland, Cuba, Bhutan Timor-Leste, the Falkland Islands and French Polynesia.The adoption of narrowband is much more prevalent in Africa with Eritrea taking the lead with 81.18 per cent, followed by Chad with 65.39 per cent. The Central African Republic (CAR) recorded 57.76 per cent and the Democratic Republic of Congo recorded 54.17 per cent adoption of narrowband. A number of other African countries also recorded high percentages of narrowband adoption. Countries considered more “economically advanced” recorded the lowest adoption of narrowband.Credit: Humanipolast_img read more

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Worlds Oldest Torrent Is Still Being Shared After 12 years

first_imgScene from the matrix movie. Image Credit: Vignette2 Advertisement BitTorrent is an excellent distribution mechanism, but for a file to live on at least one person has to keep sharing it.This means that most torrents eventually die after the public loses interest. However, some torrents seem to live on forever.More than ten years ago TorrentFreak reported on a fan-made ASCII version of The Matrix, describing it as a really old torrent. This torrent had survived for 696 days, which was a rarity. – Advertisement – At the time BitTorrent had only a fraction of the users it has now so it was harder to keep them active. A lot of things have changed in the decade since, but the torrent in question is still going strong.The torrent file of The Matrix ASCII was created more than 12 years ago (4,419 days) on December 20, 2003. Even though the original site is no longer online, it still has 8 active seeders at the time of writing.There are also people actively downloading the file, most likely after they found a copy of the release on one of the torrent sites where it remains available. To the best of our knowledge, this means that The Matrix ASCII is the oldest torrent that’s still being actively shared.The 12-year-old release of The Matrix ASCII comes with a DVD cover and insert. While there are no accurate statistics available it is believed to have been downloaded by tens of thousands of people over its lifetime.Perhaps worried that Hollywood wouldn’t appreciate the effort, the torrent includes a small disclaimer.“This work is a parody. As such I do not believe that this DVD has any possibility of competing with the original in any market. It is not for sale,” the disclaimer reads.Prospective downloaders have very little to worry about though. Warner Bros. is not known to go after this type of fan-art that’s created for non-commercial use and the creator has never been targeted either.The people who’ve downloaded a copy of The Matrix have thus far responded mostly positively after watching the ASCII movie. That is, those who knew what to expect. Those looking for the original Matrix movie are less appreciative.[related-posts]“Dude, tell me what to do with this Matrix ASCII, cause the picture is all green n stuff, can’t even see what’s going on. And, its in 4 VOB files, but why?” was the response of one unhappy downloader.The fact that this torrent has been able to survive for so long is a testament to the resilience of BitTorrent. For us, The Matrix ASCII has become an iconic release and we’ll certainly keep an eye on how it fares in the future.[Torrent Freak]last_img read more

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Facebook Activates Safety Check in Orlando For The First Time in US

first_imgAdvertisement Last year, Facebook Inc. vowed to turn on the Safety Check more often during disasters in response to criticism that it enabled the function after Islamic State militant attacks on Paris.The feature allows Facebook users to spread the word that they are safe in wake of a natural disaster or a crisis in the affected area.The social messaging company on Sunday activated its “Safety Check” for the first time in the US. after a gunman massacred 50 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. – Advertisement – “Waking up this morning, I was deeply saddened to hear about the shooting in Orlando. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the LGBT community, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes on his Facebook Page.” We’ve activated Safety Check, but the biggest need over the next few days will be for people to continue to donate blood.”Social Media giants, Facebook Inc. activated the Safety Check feature in the US for the first ever. The shooting left 50 people dead, 53 wounded and reported as the worst mass shooting in US history.Reuters reports, a gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday in the worst mass shooting in US history. Police killed the shooter at the Pulse nightclub, who was identified as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old Florida resident and a US citizen.The incident quickly emerged as a top trending topic on Facebook and Twitter with hashtag #PrayforOrlando being one of the top posts throughout the day.Facebook has also enabled a feature that allows you to change your profile picture with a quote “WE ARE ORLANDO” in support of Orlando.last_img read more

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Ugandan StartUp ThinVoid crowned African Startup of the Year

first_imgAdvertisement ThinVoid, a startUp based in Uganda has been voted as the Africa Startup of the year.The award is a contest organized by Bonjour Idée with the support of 50+ partners (international corporations, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitive centers, influential blogs).The award focuses on disruptive startups, with a purpose of adding value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, and put them in contact with innovative startups. – Advertisement – The winner of the award walks away with 10000€ in Cash, plus an integration into the partners’ business network.Some of ThinVoid’s products include:Tambula, a fleet management solution designed to give you complete control over what’s happening out on the road – right from your computer at the office, to the phone in your pocket. The technology captures and transmits real-time data to give you all the critical details when you need them. Now you can make more informed decisions, identify issues before they become problems and keep operations economical and efficient.Ticket Bender, which is an affordable ticketing solution for transportation, events and additional services.Hear Me Out, A unique tool that takes the stress out of social customer care by automating repeat tasks; greatly improving on query response time and ultimately humanizing the entire experience.last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Monday 25 February

first_imgBET NOW starsports.bet or 08000 521 321 Welcome to Starters Orders. Star Sports update with our key market movers for the day and sign up specials.Monday 25 February3.30 PlumptonDesiremoi D’Authie 5/1 > 100/304.15 UttopxeterCaltex 5/1 > 11/44.30 PlumptonOrmskirk 25/1 > 7/14.50 UttoxeterL’chamise 9/2 > 3/15.00 AyrNicolson 13/8 > 10/11LIVE FOOTBALLChampionship19:45 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event6/4 Nottingham Forest19/10 Derby County23/10 DRAWSTAR PROMOTIONSlast_img

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DAVY RUSSELL Ayr Saturday

first_imgJockey Davy Russell celebrates with the trophy after winning the Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase with Tiger Roll during Grand National Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. It’s been a week of trying to get off Cloud 9 and I must admit I’m still up there. The emotions of last weekend will live with me forever and I can’t wait to be re-united with Tiger Roll when he visits my home town next week !!I was asked whether there was more pressure on me this year. I said absolutely, having won my first National last year the pressure intensified much more this time with him being such a short priced favourite and the whole ‘back to back wins’ story.That said, when it came to the day of the race the pressure lifted and both Gordon’s (Elliott) and the Gigginstown teams were excellent in supporting me. The pressure of the build up suddenly lifted once we got him to the course and then it just became all about trying to get the job done.I’ve been inundated with kind comments, including Star Sports readers and I’d just like to thank everyone who has passed on their best wishes.As ever, the racing show moves quickly on and unfortunately I don’t have a ride in the Scottish National.It looks a typically impossible puzzle to solve but would like to see Vintage Clouds run well. He was well fancied for Aintree last weekend but got no further than the first so will come back here a fresh horse and there was plenty to like about his second to Beware The Bear in the Ultima at the Cheltenham Festival.I have two rides for Gordon on Saturday’s Ayr card.SATURDAYAINTREECARTWRIGHT (4.10pm)He was still showing well going into the final flight in the Martin Pipe but met traffic problems and didn’t jump the last fluently. He should be fine going wise, ideally wants a little bit of juice in the ground as both of his jumps wins have come on testing ground. This will be a test under top weight in a race which really does look wide open to me.MAM TRASNA (5.20pm)An unusual shape to this bumper with the weights ranging from 11-7 to 10-1. Having his first start for Gordon and has a new owner too after his win at Kelso last time out. Although that was a good effort, I think he’ll need to progress from that run to take this. As I always say, it takes a very good horse to defy a penalty in bumpers. He’s a grand horse though and will hopefully run a big race.If you have a question for Davy drop us a line at content@starsportsbet.co.uk and we’ll try and include in the next blog…last_img read more

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UN SecretaryGeneral BoutrosGhali to Speak at Rice

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis Share Contact: Michael Cinelli Phone: (713) 831-4794 U.N. Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali to Speak at Rice U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali will speak on the United Nations and peacekeeping on May 25 at a dinner hosted by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policyat Rice University. This event inaugurates “The Shell Lecture Series” which is sponsored by The Shell Oil Company Foundation’s gift to the BakerInstitute. James A. Baker, III, former U.S. Secretary of State in the BushAdministration, will introduce Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali. Edward P. Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute at Rice and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Syria, will open the event which will take place in the foyer of Alice Pratt Brown Hall in the Shepherd School of Music building. There will be a reception at 7:30p.m. followed by a dinner at 8 p.m. Boutros-Ghali’s speech will complete the Secretary-General’s day -long visit to Houston, including a luncheon hosted by the Institute of International Education, and complements a number of lectures at Rice commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations. These lectures are sponsored by the School ofContinuing Studies. News media interested in covering the dinner speech should contact Michael Cinelli, director of the Rice University NewsOffice, at (713) 831-4794. ###last_img read more

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Harvard professor to discuss American Indian culture

first_img About admin ShareCONTACT: EllenChangPHONE: (713) 348-6777EMAIL: ellenc@rice.eduHARVARD PROFESSOR TO DISCUSSAMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE April 5th Lecture to Focus on How ReservationsBecame Economical and Socially Productive American Indian tribescan thrive economically if they are allowed to govern themselves and beaccountable for their decisions says Joseph Kalt, a Harvard Universityprofessor. Kalt will speak about “Culture, Institutions and the Wealth ofNations: Lessons from American Indian Tribes” at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 in theKeck Hall auditorium at Rice University.Kalt is a professor ofInternational Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvardand co-director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Developmentand the Native Nations Program for Leadership, Management and Policy.He and University ofArizona professors Steve Cornell and Manley Begay studied and researched tribesand tribal organizations for 15 years to determine what policies and ideas haveworked to create economic and socially sustainable reservations in IndianCountry. “The central result ofour research is that a tribe can have natural resources and financial capital,but if there is not a stable institution of tribal government and a rule of law,then its resources will be wasted,” Kalt said. “The successful tribes are setabout much like countries in eastern Europe–rebuilding court systems, taxsystems and regulatory systems.”One type of governmentdoes not appeal or produce positive results for all tribes, he said. Successin economic development comes about if reservations establish and balance theirsocial needs. For instance, at Mississippi Choctaw, the welfare rate is aboutone-fifth of the U.S. rate, the unemployment rate is almost nonexistent and thetribe members have protected their culture and heritage by investing in schoolprograms that promote their native languages. Kalt is faculty chair ofHarvard’s Native American program and co-editor of “What Can Tribes Do?Strategies and Institutions in American Indian Economic Development.”He received hisbachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University in 1973 and his master’sin 1977 and doctorate in 1980 in economics from the University of California atLos Angeles.To attend the freelecture, take Entrance 14 off Rice Boulevard. Parking is available in the northvisitors lot. AddThis last_img read more

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Two national business leaders join Rice board

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE: (713) 348-6770E-MAIL: balmond@rice.eduTwo national business leaders join Rice boardHector Ruiz and James Turley are now Rice trustees as well as Rice alumni The heads of Ernst & Young and Advanced Micro Devices have been elected to the Rice University Board of Trustees. Hector Ruiz, chairman and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, and James Turley, chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, began their terms this month. Both are Rice alumni, and they lead one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and one of the top four accounting firms in the U.S., respectively.”The addition of these two nationally prominent business leaders to our already strong board is another step we are taking to strengthen Rice’s role as a world-class private research university,” Rice President David W. Leebron said. ”Their experience and wisdom will help us build on our strengths as we build our international scope and impact.””As CEOs of highly successful and broadly recognized corporations, Hector and Jim bring tremendous leadership experience and stature to the Rice board,” said James Crownover, chair of the Rice Board of Trustees. ”They both have real-time global reach. Living in Austin and New York, respectively, they are positioned in markets that will be important to Rice’s future. They not only share a commitment to inclusiveness and helping others advance, but also they invest substantial personal time and effort behind this commitment. Finally, they have worked for Rice’s benefit throughout their careers and are very enthusiastic about the vision for Rice’s second century.”Ruiz was born in the border town of Piedras Negras, Mexico. As a teenager, he traded housework for English lessons and walked across the U.S.-Mexico border every day to attend high school, where he graduated as valedictorian of his senior class.He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from theUniversity of Texaslast_img read more

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