Essien arrives on Thursday to bury his Dad over the Weekend

first_imgGhana midfielder Michael Essien arrives over the weekend to put his biological father to rest in the Central Region.This unfortunate development will see the Chelsea prodigy to miss this weekend’s home fixture to West Bromwich Albion  not for his  output but has been given a compassionate leave by the management of the English side  to allow him to attend the funeral of his late father who will be buried this weekend in Odoben in the Central Region.The combative midfielder has been permitted to storm Ghana on Thursday ahead of the burial of his late father James Kofi Badu Essien who passed away at the Asikuma Hospital on September 1.Essien is expected to join the rest of the family in bidding the final farewell to his dad over the weekend before leaving to join the Black Stars camp in Istanbul ahead of Ghana’s second leg tie of the 2014 World Cup play-offs against Egypt set for November 19.last_img read more

Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely by the NFL — again

first_imgSeahawks WR Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely. pic.twitter.com/97GfKu966r— NFL (@NFL) December 16, 2019MORE: A timeline of Josh Gordon’s troubles Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon is out of the league yet again.The beleaguered 28-year-old wideout on Monday received an indefinite suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s PED and substance abuse policies. This marks Gordon’s fifth suspension from the NFL and his second indefinite suspension. His last suspension, also indefinite and without pay, came in 2018 for violating the same substance-abuse policy. Gordon was reinstated from that susspension in August.Gordon took the field with the Patriots for six games in 2019 before being placed on injured reserve and subsequently waived. The Seahawks claimed Gordon on Nov. 1, and he played in five games for Seattle.Since being drafted, Gordon has played with the Browns, Patriots and Seahawks.last_img read more

Backers say House bill addresses labyrinth of gun restrictions

first_imgDES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa House have passed a bill that would force any Iowa city or county with gun restrictions in a government-owned building to screen people at entrances and have an armed guard inside.Representative Steven Holt, a Republican from Denison, said it will help ensure Iowans have the right to self defense. “It is also about the health and safety of our children and our families,” Holt said. “It is about my right as a parent to be prepared to defend my wife and my children — my family.”The bill would override opinions from the state’s attorney general in 2003 and 2010 that indicated cities and counties could pass resolutions that create gun-free zones.“I have never understood why someone believes that a gun-free zone will make them safer. In reality, a gun-free zone without screening and security will never stop a sick individual from killing innocent people,” Holt said. “It will stop the law-abiding citizen from carrying protection.”Representative Mary Gaskill, a Democrat from Ottumwa who voted against the bill, suggested that if it becomes law, Iowans with a permit will be able to carry guns into most any city or county-owned building in the state.“With the addition of metal detectors and armed security, few entities to pay for these measures,” Gaskill said.Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, a Democrat from Ames, said it would cost more than $400,000 to staff metal detectors and have armed security at the Story County courthouse.“This is an irresponsible use of taxpayer dollars,” she said. “…The constitutional right to own a firearm comes with important responsibility regarding community safety and therefore it must come with conditions.”Supporters of the bill say Iowa gun owners should not have to navigate a labyrinth of different ordinances. The bill also forbids cities and counties from trying to ban gun modifications or from establishing restrictive zoning aimed at gun shooting ranges.The House passed the bill on a 52 to 44 vote as dozens of gun rights activists sat in the gallery watching the debate.last_img read more

Innovative students put heart into new health app for Donegal

first_imgA team of Loreto Letterkenny students have tapped into technology to spread a vital health message across Donegal.The ‘Heart2Heart’ Young Social Innovators team are aiming to make a major impact in the community with their new app, My Heart Space, which was launched on Friday.Heart2Heart app launch in Loreto Letterkenny, 10th May 2019The android app is a well-thought-out space for mobile users to save emergency contacts, locate public defibrillators in Donegal, track their steps and learn about heart health. The fun and educational app was designed to appeal to all ages, from 13 up, and it even includes a ‘Flappy Heart’ game to encourage daily usage.‘You can’t bí without your croí’ is the motto of the YSI Heart2Heart team, who are competing in the YSI national final next week. The 11 students have put in a great effort this year to promote healthy hearts and prevent heart fatalities by spreading information in their school, in the community and on social media.Sarah Gallagher addressing guests at the My Heart Space app launch in Loreto Letterkenny, 10th May 2019Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Ireland, student Sarah Gallagher told invited guests at the app launch in Loreto Letterkenny.Sarah outlined the potential life-saving impact the app can have – which points users to their nearest health service, defibrillators and enables emergency calls. My Heart Space AppThe app was developed by Adrian Mullally of Gartan Technologies, who was a much-valued contributor to the project.The heart2heart app team, L-R: Sandra Binu, Sarah Gallagher, Sinead Kennedy, Orla Kennedy, Eimear Kennedy, Katie Gillen, Rachel Bradley, Cora Kelly and IT Specialist Adrian Mullally, 10th May 2019The My Heart Space app is not the only aspect of this YSI initiative, as the team have created information posters, promoted CPR training and launched a campaign to have First Aid introduced to the Junior Certificate curriculum.The Heart2Heart team will present their work for the finale of the Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards on Wednesday 15th May in Croke Park.The future is bright for this passionate team, said YSI Mentor MS Siobhan McKeague.“Even if they don’t win the final, which I hope they do, they have already won because they have produced an app that is needed in the locality and they have produced leaflets to put up around the locality. I am extremely proud of these ladies because they have done it themselves. It is a credit to them because they have pushed past the barriers,” Ms McKeague said. YSI Mentor Ms Siobhan McKeague with Sarah Gallagher at the My Heart Space app launch in Loreto Letterkenny, 10th May 2019Principal of Loreto Letterkenny Sr Ger speaking at the My Heart Space app launch , 10th May 2019Loreto Letterkenny Principal Sr Gerardine Mullen also praised the students’ innovation, adding that she was proud of their important work.Android users can download the My Heart Space app now on: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.heart2heartysi.heart2heart&hl=enThe heart2heart team, L-R: Sandra Binu, Sarah Gallagher, Sinead Kennedy, Orla Kennedy, Eimear Kennedy, Katie Gillen, Rachel Bradley, Cora Kelly and IT Specialist Adrian Mullally, 10th May 2019Sarah Gallagher and PT Emmet Rushe from Rushe Fitness Gym at the My Heart Space app launch in Loreto Letterkenny, 10th May 2019Cllr Michael McBride and Sarah Gallagher at the heart2heart app launch in Loreto Letterkenny, 10th May 2019Innovative students put heart into new health app for Donegal was last modified: May 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)Tags:Apphealthheart diseaseheart2heartLoreto LetterkennyMy Heart Spaceyoung social innovatorslast_img read more

Five Sources for Early Stage Funding

first_imgHaving enough money is crucial for the success of a startup, and insufficient funding is one of the top reasons why new businesses fail. Too often entrepreneurs underestimate the amount of money they’ll need – not just to get started but to keep running. And although you want to be able to raise the money you need, it’s not always practical or possible or even advisable to seek venture capitalist funding right away.Nevertheless you do need enough money to get your startup through an initial period – until you are able to fund yourself or be in a position to secure a larger investment. Despite the notion that you can never really have enough funding for your business, it’s important to remember that sometimes these early investments can be quite small. In other words, you don’t need to have or ask for millions of dollars.There are many considerations when deciding the avenue to pursue when you consider your funding sources. Do you have another source of income, for example? How might this early funding shape your exit strategy? How will it impact how future investors assess your business? There is no single universally correct answer here, it should be noted, as different types of businesses may find more or less success with different options.Here are some of your options for early funding for your startup:1) Self fund your startup using your own assets and equity. This can include money obtained by securing a second mortgage, tapping into your savings, and liquidating investment and retirement funds. And while it might be unwise, it is sometimes necessary to turn to your credit cards, for business purchases or to generate cash. As Bernard Lunn cautions, “remember: it will take more capital than you think.” 2) Bootstrap your business with its own revenue and without external help (including your own personal funds). In his post “The Art of Bootstrapping,” Guy Kawasaki offers these tips: Focus on cash flow, not profitability. “If you know you are going to bootstrap, you should start a business with a small up-front capital requirement, short sales cycles, short payment terms, and recurring revenue.” Don’t worry about perfecting your project. Worry about shipping your project. Keep the number of staff you employ low.3) Ask friends and family for money. While you can choose to offer them equity, you can also simply ask for a loan. Regardless of whether it’s a loan or an investment, it’s always advisable to put the terms of your agreement in writing – even if you’re borrowing from your mom.4) Seek angel investment. Unlike friends and family, an angel investor will ask for equity in your startup. According to a recent study cited by Liz Gannes, U.S. angel investment was up 33% in the first quarter of 2010 as compared to the same time last year. Indeed with some decline in VC funding, more and more entrepreneurs may find themselves turning to angel backers. To find angel investors, check out Venture Hacks’ curated AngelList. Look for public events sponsored by angel investors in your area and cultivate business relationships that might help introduce you to potential angel investors.5) Apply to a startup incubator. Seed fund incubators have become more and more popular as traditional venture capitalist firms have helped organize programs to support funding and mentorship opportunities for startups. Some of the most well-known startup incubators include YCombinator, TechStars, Capital Factory and SeedCamp. If you are considering applying to an incubator program, be sure to read Chris Cameron’s advice on researching and writing your application.Or, of course, you can skip these sources of early funding and appeal directly to venture capitalists. Good luck! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#tips audrey watterscenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

JD(U) names 12 more candidates

first_imgThe Janata Dal (United) on Saturday announced its second list of 12 candidates including the party’s Jharkhand unit president Salkhan Murmu and a son of former Congress leader Bagun Sumbarui.Mr. Murmu has been fielded from Majhgaon (ST) while Vimal Kumar Sumbarui has been nominated from Chaibasa (ST). Mr. Sumbarui is a son of former Bihar Minister and Congress leader Bagun Sumbarui, who died last year. The senior Sumbarui had also been a member of the Lok Sabha between 1977 and 1989 and 2004 and 2009. He represented the Lower House from Singhbhum (ST). The other 10 candidates of the JD(U) are new faces. The JD(U) headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which is contesting the Assembly elections on its own, has so far announced candidates for 25 of the total 81 seats.last_img

Pascua admits Lady Tamaraws lacked ‘killer instinct’ in Game 1 loss

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia01:37Protesters 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  13 kids get chance to train at FC Barcelona camp Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “I’m satisfied because they showed their best,” said Pascua after FEU dropped a 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24 decision Wednesday night. “The difference was just the endgame.”FEU offered a stiff challenge and gave NU a run for its money despite missing the services of its team captain Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, who are suiting up for the Lady Tams in the UAAP beach volleyball.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 shutoutBoth are likely to miss Saturday’s Game 2 as well but Pascua said the team will be ready without their two key players.Pascua, though, said he would like to see the Lady Tamaraws to show how bad they want to win.center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University coach George Pascua was pleased with his team’s performance despite losing to National University in Game 1 of the PVL Collegiate Conference Finals.Gutsy and resolute, the Lady Tamaraws had their moments against the undefeated Lady Bulldogs and nearly forced a deciding fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES “We still lack killer’s instinct and desire to win because they already have the skill.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

Foton rips SLR, soars to share of lead

first_imgView comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ The Tornadoes overwhelmed the Lady Realtors in terms of attacks, 42-24, and committed fewer errors 17-21.But the telling discrepancy was in the frontline, which Foton declared a no-fly zone with a 3-1 edge in blocks. Foton also had more aces, 8-1. LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Jaja Santiago of Foton over Pam Lastimosa and Mar-Jana Phillips of SLR. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFoton displayed all the qualities that made it a back-to-back champion, exposing Sta. Lucia Realty for the struggling team that it really is Saturday night.The result was a lopsided 25-16, 25-10, 25-16 triumph for the Tornadoes, who spun back into title orbit with their fifth victory in six matches.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Torre logs back-to-back wins, grabs share of lead in World Seniors tournament Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion After losing to Petron recently, the Tornadoes have now caught up with the Blaze Spikers at the top spot with similar 5-1 records.It was a big morale bounce back for the Tornadoes, who fashioned out the win in an hour and seven minutes before a capacity crowd at La Salle Lipa Sentrum in Batangas.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 shutoutTowering star Jaja Santiago scored 14 points, including two aces and a block.Foton led in all departments as it showed determination to pile up enough wins in the eliminations and secure a lofty spot in the knockout rounds.last_img read more

10 months agoHE’S BACK! Fergie on Man Utd training pitch today with Solskjaer

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say HE’S BACK! Fergie on Man Utd training pitch today with Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be on the training pitch with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer today.The Daily Mail says Ferguson is expected at United’s training ground on Saturday after Solskjaer invited his mentor to visit him at the club.Ferguson will be greeted by Solskjaer and his coaching staff at Carrington as United prepare for Sunday’s game at home to Bournemouth.Ferguson is believed to have had a say in the decision to appoint Solskjaer as caretaker boss on loan from Molde until the end of the season alongside his old No 2 Mike Phelan.The former United striker acknowledged Ferguson’s influence over his career as a player and manager when he started the job last week. last_img read more

8 days agoCallum Hudson-Odoi targeting more goals for Chelsea

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi targeting more goals for Chelseaby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi is targeting more goals when he returns to Chelsea after the international break.The 18-year-old scored two sublime goals in England U21’s 5-1 win over Austria on Wednesday night.”I definitely think I can improve,” Hudson-Odoi said at Stadium-mk. “I am not a perfect player. No one is a perfect player, I think that every day when I go onto a pitch, I want to try my best, work hard and keep improving.”I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come. I am delighted to get the goals. It is goals that I always try to get as well as assists – any contributions to the team.”I am happy with the finishes and I will hopefully build on it and get many more. I have scored many solo runs, maybe not exactly like that, but I am delighted to get a goal like that.”Hopefully many more like that will come and I will get opportunities to score. I will hopefully go back to Saturday with Chelsea and get another three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more