Former Liverpool defender Enrique given all-clear from cancer

first_img“Hello guys, I just have some wonderful news today,” Enrique said on Tuesday, in a video message posted on Instagram. “I just got back the report from the MRI I had just a week and a half ago.“I just wanted to let you know, because the support from all of you has been amazing, that it’s all clear, all perfect.”He added: “I can look forward now, not back anymore and just keep fighting. So it’s all clear and perfect. Thank you, guys.”The 33-year-old, who spent nine years in England playing for Liverpool and Newcastle, was told he could lose his sight as a result of the tumour.Enrique retired in 2017 after an injury-hit season with Real Zaragoza and had begun working as a football agent.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Enrique spent five seasons at Liverpool © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISMADRID, Spain, Apr 16 – Former Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has been given the all-clear by doctors after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.Enrique said in June 2018 that he had undergone an operation to remove the tumour and he has since been going through a series of radiotherapy sessions.last_img read more

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first_imgDownload the IMC’s radio ads in mp3 format September 2005ugogo we-spinachEnglish version 1 [918kb]English version 2 [919kb]English version 3 [937kb]AfrikaansIsiNdebele [1.03Mb]IsiXhosa [1.02Mb]IsiZulu [1.05Mb]Sesotho [1.05Mb]Sesotho sa Leboa [1.05Mb]Setswana [1.05Mb]Siswati [1.03Mb]Tshivenda [1.06Mb]xiTsonga [1.05Mb] November 2004Franschoek The Afrikaans voice-over features Riaan Cruywagen, the English version features Dennis Beckett. The Franschoek story describes the two polar communities of Franschoek, that came together and decided to do something to better the quality of life for all of them and transformed the squatter camp into low- and medium-cost housing. Listen in English | in AfrikaansEzabantu The Afrikaans voice-over features Eloise Cupido and the English version features Jenny Chris-Williams. The Ezabantu story describes the tenacity of South Africans – Bulelwa Qupe struggled with her first business, then opened another one that boomed quickly. After this, she tried to open her own fishery. She failed twice at getting a fishing license, but tried again and got it the third time. Today, she employs 48 people … Listen in English | in Afrikaans   2003 Local creations Black like me Feeding schoolchildren Play the rhythm  The advertisements are in mp3 format (You can use Windows Media Player, VLC or similar to listen to them)last_img read more

Why Aren’t Entrepreneurs Developing Innovative Solutions For Renters?

first_imgThere are some 40 million rental units in America today. And that segment is growing fast as more Americans choose to rent instead of own in a tepid real estate market. While some technology providers have come to the rescue of landlords and prospective tenants, much opportunity remains.With home prices down 34% from their July 2006 peak, resulting in more than $16 trillion in vaporized household net worth, you can’t blame Americans for wanting to move on with their lives. That typically means renting a home or apartment, as fewer Americans now believe that owning a home is better than renting, 63% today, down from 89% in 1996:.That trend has fueled a rental market with the tightest demand in 10 years. Leading the U.S. rental market is the tech-heavy San Francisco Bay Area, with San Francisco rental prices up 15% and Oakland, Calif., up 11%, as of June 2012.But tenants and landlords know that finding and renting a home or apartment is not a simple process. The finding part has been made easier with the emergence of Craigslist as the default mother of all U.S. rental listings. Yet the procedure of applying for a rental and getting your application approved remains arduous. Thankfully it’s now being addressed by a few savvy technology providers.Online ApplicationsLandlords of multi-unit apartment buildings or home properties can now use a service from Santa Barbara-Calif.-based RentApp. As its name implies, this online service is designed to simplify the rental application process. Once a free account has been set up, a landlord can create a rental application by selecting from a menu of customary items, such as financial information, pets, etc. RentApp makes money by collecting fees from screening tenants, which start at $10 per “screen.”Once an application has been created, prospective tenants are sent a link to fill out the online application and RentApp can collect application fees, if a landlord has been set up with credit-card processing (a cumbersome process that screams for a Square-like solution). Landlords who have applied for background checking can then automatically screen each tenant. But background- and credit-checking require an on-site visit by an Experian representative, yet another tedious complication.The good news for prospective tenants is that there’s no paperwork involved and applicants do not directly divulge social security numbers to landlords – adding an extra layer of security protection. Welcome to the 21st century!Chicago-based startup RocketLease also offers online application creation, submission and screening, plus it lets landlords create an online property listing that applicants can use to review a rental offering and submit their application.But when I tested their service I discovered that not only did RocketLease not actually have the iPhone app portrayed on its home page, it also prominently displays a landlord’s email address on its listing pages, which could lead to spamming. RocketLease has assured me that it will begin cloaking email addresses this week.Digital LeasesMoreover, no existing service – and that includes other new-age outfits like E-Renter, which handles tenant screening but offers no online application submission service – lets one manage the entire rental process, in particular lease creation, submission and signing, plus rental payments. To create a lease, many National Association of Realtors NAR agents rely on services like zipLogix, which is able to generate PDFs that must be filled out by hand, i.e. non-fillable PDF forms. But this service is not available to individual parties. Popular legal services, such as Nolo or Rocket Lawyer, offer leases that can be tailored to each landlord’s state – but none offers online fillable lease services.Once a lease has been laboriously created, you can have it electronically signed by using Adobe’s EchoSign, which requires that each signatory field is manually specified. (Competitors to EchoSign include DocuSign and many others.) For rent payment collection, landlords have to rely on yet another service, like PayYourRent or RentPayment.Overwhelmed yet? Now you know why I agree with Sequoia Venture Capitalist Jim Goetz that it’s shocking to see how few entrepreneurs really focus on building products for businesses.Considering that there are 40 million rentals and 223 million computers users in the U.S. with no easy way of applying and qualifying for rentals, you can’t blame me for ranting against the lack of common-sense application development in America. While there are certainly outfits addressing the rental market with tech-based solutions, my experience suggests that the playing field falls far short of what’s needed.As a landlord you should not have to visit half a dozen sites to get a unit leased. Rental apps should be downloadable to a tenant’s mobile phone, filled in and signed directly from wherever they are. I know that day will come but it’s not here yet.Submit your ideas to help revolutionize our software industry at our ideation engine and here’s hoping that your next rental experience is a seamless one.Rental and lease images courtesy of Shutterstock. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img michael tchong Tags:#e-commerce#enterprise 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

A Bad Buying Process Beats a Good Salesperson

first_imgA good salesperson doesn’t often beat a bad buying process.A bad buying process stacks the odds against you. They buyer believes they already know what they need, that they don’t need any additional information, that there is no insight a salesperson could have that would benefit them (at least no insight that makes it worth meeting with a salesperson before they begin their process on their own). When this is true, the buyer believes all they need to do is send out their specifications, take quotes, enter them on a spreadsheet, interview a couple of the most responsive, lowest priced providers, and decide who to buy from.The buying process is bad because the buyer really needs to explore their needs with someone who has a wider set of experiences and the insights that can only be gained through those experiences. The buying process is also bad when the buyer refuses to meet with salespeople who could show them a new product, a new service, or a new solution that they haven’t seen but that would totally reshape their thinking. They don’t say yes to meeting requests because they don’t hear this in your request for a meeting.As soon as you engage in this buying process, you’ve mostly already lost the opportunity. You’ve done nothing to create value through the buyer’s process. You haven’t shared your best ideas and your experiences. You haven’t helped your dream client understand their real options or the trade offs that they are going to need to make. And you haven’t differentiated yourself or your offering. You’ve also done very little to engender trust.Once you engage transactionally, you have committed to a bad buying process. And that bad buying process is going to beat you.If you enter into an opportunity this late, there is only one thing you can do to give yourself a fighting chance: sell your dream client on a better buying process. This means you have to ask your prospective client to go back to the discovery phase, allow you to share your insights and ideas, and reshape their idea about what the right solution needs to look like.Otherwise, a bad buying process beats a good salesperson.last_img read more

Slumping Milwaukee Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

first_img“Sometimes that requires change. That’s the judgment that was made by Jon Horst. We the ownership are universal in support of that,” he added.Milwaukee has largely treaded water in the wide-open East even after adding talented guard Eric Bledsoe in a trade with the Suns in November. The Bucks are hoping to get Jabari Parker back in a few weeks from a left knee injury that has kept him out all season.Milwaukee is 8-12 since going a season-high five games over .500 on Dec. 9.Asked to assess the problems with the Bucks, Prunty said, “Well, I think the bottom line is, we’ve talked about this as a staff, is that we have been consistently inconsistent.”Bledsoe said he was shocked by the firing of Kidd, whom he called a mentor.“I thought he did a great job, but it’s a business. You can’t control it,” Bledsoe said.This is an important year for the franchise, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary and getting ready for the opening of a new downtown arena next season.“We believe that making this change now is important for the organization and gives our players the best chance to reach their full potential this season and beyond,” Horst said. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting But the Bucks had lost four of five to fall to 23-22 going into Monday night’s game against Phoenix and had been prone to defensive lapses, especially on the perimeter. Turnovers were an issue of late as well.General manager Jon Horst, who was promoted from director of basketball operations in June, said it was time for a change. Kidd was fired hours before the Suns game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAssistant coach Joe Prunty will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season, co-owner Wes Edens said in an interview before the game.Under Kidd, the Bucks had a regular-season record of 139-152. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “A general manager in the NHL had a statement once: ‘If something is inevitable, why wait?’” Horst said at a news conference.Horst added that the decision was made “relatively quickly,” and was not in the works through the season.“We just felt that we got to a point in the season where this team could do more and could perform at a different level in a different way and (we are) looking for a fresh approach and different voice in leadership for the team,” Horst said.Kidd was hired a few months after a group led by Edens and Mark Lasry bought the team in April 2014. The Bucks traded two future second-draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets for the then-first year coach.“I think Jason’s done obviously a tremendous amount for the organization. He’s a good friend, he’s a soon-to-be Hall of Fame basketball player,” Edens said. “But we think this team can be the best team in the East and we want to give ourselves every chance we can to do that.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Liverpool loses at last-place Swansea 1-0 in big EPL shock NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next This Jan. 15, 2018 photo shows Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd looking on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Bucks have relieved Kidd from his head coaching duties, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)MILWAUKEE — Seeking change amid midseason struggles, the Milwaukee Bucks fired coach Jason Kidd on Monday after a slide that left a team with designs on challenging the NBA’s best in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.It was a surprising end to Kidd’s three-plus-season tenure in Milwaukee, during which the Bucks made the playoffs twice, exiting in the first round each time. Giannis Antetokounmpo turned into an All-Star under his watch, and the Bucks were considered an emerging force in the East at the start of the season.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Government to Spend $1.2 Billion on Entertainment Zone in Mobay

first_imgThe Minister explained that in the design are plans for a Government Campus, which will house the first performing arts centre in the city (Montego Bay), and will be built on the grounds of the National Water Commission (NWC), adjacent to Howard Cooke Highway in St. James.Mr. Bartlett noted that this impending grand project aims to transform Montego Bay into the most iconic entertainment city in all of the Caribbean.“When we move the courthouse and put it in the campus, and when we move the library and all that, we are going to create another gastronomic delight right here in the city centre of Montego Bay,” he said.The renaming ceremony honoured Jamaica’s International Reggae Icon, Dr. the Hon. James ‘Jimmy Cliff’ Chambers, for his contribution towards helping to bring fame to Jamaica’s rich culture and heritage.The event was a product of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport; Ministry of Tourism; and the St. James Municipal Corporation.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange (right), with International Reggae Icon, Dr. the Hon. James “Jimmy Cliff” Chambers, at the official renaming ceremony of Gloucester Avenue (Montego Bay’s Hip Strip) to Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, at the Old Hospital Park on Thursday, March 28. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Government will be spending $1.2 billion to create a public attraction and entertainment zone in the tourist resort city of Montego Bay, St. James. Mr. Bartlett noted that this impending grand project aims to transform Montego Bay into the most iconic entertainment city in all of the Caribbean. Story Highlights Culture Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that the renaming of the roadway is another element that can be exploited for the commercial, cultural and social advantage of the people of Montego Bay and Jamaica, by extension. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Government will be spending $1.2 billion to create a public attraction and entertainment zone in the tourist resort city of Montego Bay, St. James.“We have completed the work for the preparation to create the design, and I am waiting on the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to deliver that design. Hopefully, I will get it before April 10,” he outlined.Mr. Bartlett was speaking at the official renaming ceremony of Gloucester Avenue (Hip Strip) to Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, at the Old Hospital Park on Thursday, March 28.Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addresses the official renaming ceremony of Gloucester Avenue (Montego Bay’s Hip Strip) to Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, at the Old Hospital Park on Thursday, March 28. Culture Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that the renaming of the roadway is another element that can be exploited for the commercial, cultural and social advantage of the people of Montego Bay and Jamaica, by extension.“As we in the Ministry continue our policy to strengthen our musical heritage through the retelling of the stories, the celebration of our pioneers and the establishment of centres where our people and visitors to our shores will experience the power of our heritage, it is my pleasure to be part of this renaming of Gloucester Avenue to the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, reflecting our own history and our own pride,” said Ms. Grange.last_img read more

WFS Getting Ready for 2020 with Upgrades at Falmouth

first_imgzoomAriel view of Falmouth Habour, home to one of World Fuel Services’ physical supply locations. Image Courtesy: WFS World Fuel Services (WFS) revealed plans to upgrade terminal facilities and introduce a new supply vessel at its current supply location in Falmouth, UK.As informed, apart from the upgrade of the terminal facilities, the investment includes an extension of exiting bunkering options with the introduction of Lizrix, a new 2,200 cbm capacity cargo vessel.The 2008-built ship provides the ability to segregate up to five grades and has a pumping rate of 3-400 cbm/hr, the company said.According to WFS, the move comes in an effort to meet client needs beyond 2020. The terminal upgrade enhances on WFS’ portfolio of physical supply locations.WFS currently stores and supplies marine diesel and fuel oil from the Falmouth terminal which forms the deepest harbor in Western Europe.Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and with regional centers also in London and Singapore, WFS is a fuel logistics, transaction management and payment processing company engaged in the distribution of fuel and related products and services in the aviation, marine and land commercial, industrial and transportation industries.last_img read more

Zuckerberg faces Grandpa questions from lawmakers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Part of the problem was the structure of the hearings. Dozens of lawmakers had just four or five minutes to ask questions. Tough follow-up queries were few.Another was age: The average age of senators is 62, with several in their 80s. On Tuesday, Senators peppered Zuckerberg with questions about Facebook’s lengthy privacy policy and its data but often didn’t seem to know how to follow up on Zuckerberg’s talk of algorithms and AI systems.Many of Zuckerberg’s answers to Congress people served as a crash course in Facebook 101, or basic information about Facebook’s business model. On Tuesday, 84-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who had been a senator for nearly eight years when Zuckerberg was born, asked how Facebook’s business model works given that it is free. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Bobby Rush, D-Ill., appearing frail, reached back in history to liken Facebook’s privacy policy to J. Edgar Hoover’s covert FBI surveillance program, called Counter Intelligence Program, or Cointelpro, in the 1960s. Zuckerberg responded with one of his oft-repeated statements that users control who sees what on their Facebook page.And in the fourth hour of the House hearing on Wednesday, Markwayne Mullin, R.-Okla., asked a question Zuckerberg had been asked multiple times. Once again, it was about the basic way Facebook works.”How can someone control keeping the content within the realm they want it to without being collected?” Mullin asked.”If you don’t want any data to be collected around advertising, you can turn that off and we won’t do it,” Zuckerberg reiterated.The soft questioning “goes directly to the point that the technical expertise among Senators is weak,” said Timothy Carone, Notre Dame business professor.And they allowed Zuckerberg to repeat his talking points—that Facebook doesn’t own or sell users data, that he and other senior executives weren’t proactive enough with Cambridge Analytica but they’ve changed that, and that using artificial intelligence in elections to stop fake accounts is a top priority.The result?”He’s giving the same responses to the same questions from different senators,” said Helio Fred Garcia, a professor of crisis management at NYU and Columbia University in New York. Yet the hearings in Washington managed to showcase the normally press-shy Zuckerberg’s ability to perform as an able and well-rehearsed, if a bit stiff, CEO of one of the world’s biggest companies—and the degree to which much of Congress appears befuddled about technology and the relevant issues.”For the most part, so far, this has been a victory for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg and enormous validation that D.C. is ineffectual,” said Scott Galloway, who teaches marketing at New York University.The hearings were a major test for Zuckerberg. Facebook is confronting its biggest privacy scandal in 14 years after it was revealed that the data firm Cambridge Analytica misused data from up to 87 million users.Some members of Congress hold computer science degrees or other technical knowledge and were well-versed in the issues, drilling Zuckerberg about how Facebook tracks people who are not on the site and what changes the social media will make to protect user data. Others focused on concerns like censorship and perceived bias on the site as well as children’s privacy policies.But many appeared out of touch on the fundamentals of how Facebook works and lobbed mainly softball questions.On Wednesday Gus Bilirakis, a Florida Republican, asked about the removal of inappropriate opioid advertisements from the site. But he also waxed on about how many people his age and older use Facebook.”My friends, my constituents—we all use Facebook,” Bilirakis said. “It’s wonderful for us seniors to connect with our relatives.” Citation: Zuckerberg faces ‘Grandpa’ questions from lawmakers (2018, April 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from “Senator, we run ads,” Zuckerberg explained, a smile breaking through his solemn demeanor.Another laugh came when Lindsay Graham, R.-S.C., asked whether Facebook was a monopoly.”It certainly doesn’t seem that way to me,” Zuckerberg repliedOn Wednesday, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, had a similar “Grandpa” moment, holding up his phone and observing that he had received a question from a constituent “through Facebook.””I actually use Facebook,” he added. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Facebook CEO defends advertising-supported business model Zuckerberg seemed often to retreat to three “safe havens,” Garcia said:One, diffusing responsibility to his “team.”Two, when pressed on policy issues, agreeing to a principle without committing to details.And three, never failing in answering questions to start by addressing the questioner as “Senator” or “Congressman.””He’s diligent in showing deference and respect,” Garcia said.Still, Richard Levick, CEO of public-relations firm Levick, who has worked with executives to prepare for testimony, said that while Zuckerberg performed well, Facebook’s problems don’t end with the end of the hearing.”The real challenge is going to come now,” Levick said. “Everyone will be looking at what Facebook is doing in court and around the country and take issues with the promises that he made today.” Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before House and Senate committees Tuesday and Wednesday to address Facebook’s privacy issues and the need for more regulation for the social media site. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more