Laura Bolt is on something of a learning curve. Having previously worked as a business writer in Nottingham, before freelancing while living in Switzerland last year, she came to the realisation that her passions lay elsewhere. After much research, she enrolled on a three-month course at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, run by Darina Allan, whom Bolt describes as the Delia Smith of the Irish cookery world, and a ’real food’ champion. “The course was fantastic as it gave me the chance to meet lots of artisan producers and get involved in events such as farmers’ markets, which was really inspirational,” she explains. “I then set myself a 12-month target to find out how I wanted to work with food. Making my own products and selling them on the market was one of the things on my hit list to try and that seems to be what has taken off.”She set herself up as a caterer in July this year, producing a range of foods, and currently has a stall at the Local to Ludlow market every second Thursday of the month, where she sells solely baked goods, as a way of building her profile. She currently works from her home kitchen and has so far relied on roping in friends and family to help prepare and serve food at events she’s catered for. “This is something that will obviously change when the business grows,” she says. “It’s my hope that event catering will eventually become the main income for the business.” However, her initial aim was simply to create something that, hopefully, people would want to buy. “Although I’ve done far fewer catering events than farmers’ markets, private catering looks to be where the turnover is going to come from in the future.” Her next move will be to concentrate on additional promotion of her business, as well as looking at the feasibility and cost of a commercial premises. Bolt says it’s early days to know what she’d do differently if setting up her business all over again, but she believes she should have had more confidence in herself and what she was capable of achieving.
21 Dec 2016 Three internationals to challenge in South Africa English amateur champion Dan Brown and fellow internationals Josh Hilleard and James Walker will represent England on a tour of South Africa in February and early March. The players, all members of the England Men’s squad, will compete in four tournaments during their visit. The events are: – The South African stroke play championship at Kingswood Golf Estate, George; 7-10 February 2017 – The Cape Province Open at George Golf Club and Oubaai Golf Club, George; 14-16 February 2017 – The South African Amateur at Humewood Golf Club, Port Elizabeth; 19-24 February 2017 – The African Amateur stroke play championship at Leopard Creek Golf Estate, near Malelane, from 28 February to 3 March 2017 The players: Dan Brown, 22, (Masham, Yorkshire) won the 2016 English amateur championship at Ganton, becoming the third Yorkshireman in a row to hold the title. He also won the North of England amateur. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography). Josh Hilleard, 21, (Farrington Park, Somerset) was third on the English Men’s Order of Merit after winning four events, and helping England to beat France, win the Costa Ballena quadrangular tournament and take second place in the Colombian International. James Walker, 22, (The Oaks, Yorkshire) helped England beat France in their biennial international, won the Selborne Salver, reached the semi-finals of the Spanish amateur and had a string of top ten finishes in prestigious events.
BOBBY “HURRICANE” HUNT by Tom LeturgeyEight days before famed professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosts Wrestlemania 27 in Atlanta, Georgia one of his predecessors takes his rightful place in the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame in Pittsburgh.Bobby “Hurricane” Hunt, once a promising track and field athlete and collegiate tailback, had his professional football dreams dashed by a brutal tackle that forever damaged his knee. Years after rehabilitation, Hunt found himself inside the squared circle, a hero in Studio Wrestling. It was there that “The Hurricane” became one of the industry’s top stars. By 1963, Hunt was wrestling frequently on WIIC-TV and in the Civic Arena and Forbes Field where thousands would come out each month to see their favorite wrestling stars. Those early matches saw Hunt wrestle local athletes like Chuck Martoni (who is now vice president, Allegheny County Council), Frank Durso and “Killer” Joe Abby. Hunt was also tag team partners with the legendary Bobo Brazil and current Allegheny County Councilor-At-Large “Jumpin’” Johnny DeFazio. Over the years, Hunt wrestled just about every star of consequence, including George “The Animal” Steele and Baron Mikel Scicluna.It’s interesting to note, despite doctors once telling him that his damaged right leg would be virtually useless, Hunt would become a “quick” wrestler who utilized the Drop Kick to finish off opponents in the middle of the ring.Hunt will be honored at the KSWA’s 4th annual Joe Abby Memorial Tournament on March 26 at the Home of Professional Wrestling in Pittsburgh, the Lawrenceville Moose. The tournament was named for Abby because of his Lawrenceville roots and work ethic. Abby was the first inductee into the KSWA Hall of Fame and Durso, who is still very much active as a villainous “Advisor,” to a stable of “Megastars” called the “VIP’s,” was also inducted immediately after Abby.Hunt has made periodic appearances in the KSWA (including last year’s Joe Abby Tournament) and has garnered instant respect with the newer generation of wrestlers. His visit during last year’s tournament re-kindled a feud with old rival Durso. At another event in Lawrenceville last year, a fundraiser for the St. John Neumann School, Hunt seconded a KSWA wrestler to the ring.Hunt will be inducted along with the late Ron Romano, another Studio Wrestling character, as a part of the “Class of 2011.”Bobby “Hurricane” Hunt was profiled in a 1965 edition of Ebony Magazine that highlighted his incredibly-impressive 123-2 win/loss record. The article went on to say that Hunt was on the verge of super stardom in the business, and he had the eye of then-champion Bruno Sammartino. The Hurricane would continue with a stellar wrestling career in Pittsburgh—and was the case for many local wrestlers—he had a day job as a contractor. He continues to make appearances at autograph signings, along with quite a few of the Studio Wrestling stars, as as Sammartino, Dominic DeNucci, DeFazio, Martoni, Durso and famed announcer “Chilly” Bill Cardille.But Hunt once again steps inside Pittsburgh’s professional wrestling ring when he accepts induction into the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5 each.
Facebook86Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeRazor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a two-day opening beginning March 16.State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.“Last weekend, we had a great turnout for the dig at Mocrocks,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW. “We’ll have more beaches open for this upcoming dig and expect to draw some crowds, especially with the Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival on Saturday.”With daylight savings coming up, Ayres noted the best digging will take place before sunset each night of the opening. Typically, Ayres encourages people to dig an hour or two before low tide for optimal results. Digging is not allowed at any beach before noon.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:March 16, Friday, 7:03 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Copalis, MocrocksMarch 17, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksUnder state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website and from license vendors around the state.Another dig is tentatively scheduled on various ocean beaches April 19-22. State shellfish managers typically announce whether a dig will go forward about a week before the opening. For updates on upcoming digs, see WDFW’s website.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts bernard lunn This is one post/chapter in a serialized book called Startup 101. For the introduction and table of contents, please click here.There are two schools of thought about founders as CEOs. One school says that founders rarely make good CEOs: the skill sets are simply different. The founders may make more money in the end, but they need to hire professional CEOs. The poster children for this school are Sergey Brin and Larry Page as Google’s founders, with Eric Schmidt as CEO. The other school says that no one has as much passion, drive, and deep market and technological understanding as the founder, and so they are best off remaining as CEO. The poster children for this school are Bill Gates and Larry Ellison. As a founder, which school of thought do you belong to? If you have a point of view, how do you make sure your point of view prevails? Above all, make sure you at least have a point of view.Three Classic ScenariosTwo equal founders + one new CEOThis is what happened at both Yahoo and Google. (Yes, the Google story is different in most other ways, and no need to rehash Yahoo’s later mistakes.) This seemed to work for them. The two founders made good money and avoided a lot of work they did not understand or enjoy. It also avoids the issue of which founder should become the boss.Triumphant returnThis has one blazing success story: the return of Steve Jobs to Apple. But other ones did not work out so well: Jerry Yang at Yahoo comes to mind.One partner who emerges as CEOBill Gates emerged as the leader of Microsoft, not Paul Allen.Which Scenario Do You Want to Play Out?Some founders have no doubt. They fall clearly into one camp or another. They say either…“No way in hell is anyone else running my business. Back off. Outta my way!”Or…“Who wants to do all that boring stuff anyway. Let me do the creative stuff. and let someone else make money for me.”If you don’t have such clarity, you will need people whom you trust and who know you well to give you an honest assessment. And you will need to do some soul-searching.Your decision will depend on many factors, mostly personal ones. You could hire for any skill-set you are missing. You might want to re-read the early chapter “Are You Really an Entrepreneur.”It’s Different When the Game ChangesMarkets can change. Let’s say you are a techie, and your venture was set up as a consumer website but then morphed into a B2B venture, for which sales skills are paramount. Or vice versa.In such circumstances, you may be smart to say, “I need someone else at the helm.”Don’t Let Investors Make This DecisionThis is your decision. Some investors have a very firm view on this. Some fall into one school of thought or the other. However, some are agnostic, letting circumstances guide their view. Knowing their view before you sign the term sheet would be good, to make sure you both see the world in the same way.If the VC has a strong view that founders never make good CEOs, and the founder thinks, “No way is anyone else running my business,” then get ready for one big bruising fight! A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Gritty Entrepreneurs#NYT#start#StartUp 101 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The way we work doesn’t allow us to do good work. You know, the work we are capable of doing, work of a higher quality, work that makes a difference for us and our clients, work that is purposeful, proactive, and meaningful. It’s not that we don’t want to do good work. It’s just the way we actually work.Right now, anyone from anywhere in your company is allowed to interrupt you. They can walk right through your proverbial “open door.” They can call you to ask you a question, even if it isn’t urgent, and even if you are working on something of greater value that needs to be accomplished now. These interruptions take you away from your work, and because you want to be helpful (a good team player), you take the call, struggling to pick up where you left off.When you open your inbox, other people’s priorities are stacked up in numbers that would overwhelm anyone. Inside those emails are requests for information, the information you need to be aware of, things that you don’t really need to know at all, and a few communications from clients and prospects sprinkled in for good measure. Each email requires that you decide what it means and what you need to do with or about it.Add social media and texts to these distractions, and you have what amounts to far too much communication. So much in fact, that most of it is ignored, lost, or simply forgotten about.Because we are “too busy” and because “meetings” have gone out of style, the teams that need actual face time to communicate and coordinate their efforts don’t spend enough time in the same place, with no distractions, solving problems and producing the results they need to produce. With a coordinated plan for communicating with purpose and without distractions, many of the communications that show up in lesser forms and at inopportune times would be unnecessary—or at least greatly diminished.The first thing you can do is start to reduce your contribution to the problem, uncoordinated communications that show up as interruptions. Once you’ve done that, you schedule regular, short, well-designed meetings that allow for real communication and coordination, and start to wind down some of the cacophonies of chaos that is too much communication of too little value.
An unidentified person locked the judge’s chamber at a court in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, as he was allegedly being made to run from pillar to post to get justice. The incident took place during lunch recess at a court in Vasai. PTI town on Wednesday, the police said.Between 2 and 2.30 pm, when Magistrate S.B. Pawar and the court staff had stepped out for lunch, an unidentified person put a lock on the door of the judge’s chamber from outside, said police spokesperson Hemant Katkar. The culprit had pasted a piece of paper on the lock, on which was written, “Salman Khan convicted for five years by sessions court Mumbai. Got bail from high court within three hours and I am wandering door to door for justice.“I am a tax payer. I pay tax so the honourable judges get salary. And if I am denied for justice, have the right to seal. Court sealed by order of Dr Fayaz Khan,” it read. Katkar said a case under IPC section 341 (wrongful restraint) has been registered and police were trying to identify the doer of the mischief.
Elizabeth Ponder, center, hugs her daughter Exodus Ponder, left, while standing in line at the Savannah Civic Center before evacuating from he path of Hurricane Irma, Saturday, Sept., 9, 2017 in Savannah, Ga. Irma regained Category 5 status late Friday. Thousands of people in the Caribbean fought desperately to find shelter or escape their storm-blasted islands, and more than 6 million people in Florida and Georgia were warned to leave their homes. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins escaped Hurricane Irma by beginning an extended stay in California.The Dolphins evacuated from South Florida before the storm’s arrival and will practice in Oxnard, California, next week to prepare for their delayed start of the season, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Hurting Keys tells Stephens ‘drinks are on you’ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients The person confirmed the Dolphins’ plans to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t publicly disclosed them.Team owner Stephen Ross flew players, coaches, traveling staff and their families to Los Angeles on Friday as the hurricane approached Florida, the person said. Other players who had already left the state in advance of Irma are also arriving in Los Angeles.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 shutoutThe Dolphins will have a team meeting Tuesday and will practice beginning Wednesday at the Dallas Cowboys’ complex in Oxnard. The Los Angeles Rams also offered the use of their complex.Miami will open its season at the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 17. The Dolphins had been scheduled to open Sunday at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that game was postponed until Nov. 19. LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers03:48Passengers flock to Naia one day before ‘Undas’01:37Protesters 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Because of Irma, the Dolphins told players Wednesday to take the rest of this week off.
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The Philippines and its naturalized player Andray Blatche will be on opposing sides with the former NBA veteran leading the way for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, which will carry the name China Kashgar, his mother ball club in the Chinese Basketball League.Blatche carried China in the 2016 edition of the tournament, featuring 10 club teams from Asia, averaging closing to 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game.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 openingAside from Blatche, China will also parade American guard Darius Adams, who was last year’s scoring leader norming 23.1 points a contest.National team coach Chot Reyes announced Gilas’ participation Tuesday. The team, which replaced Japan, will carry the Chooks To Go banner. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The last time a club team from the Philippines ruled the tournament was in 1996. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Philippines’ center Andray Blatche dunks the ball against Singapore. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas and Andray Blatche are likely to reunite in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup slated later in the month in Chenzhou, China.But it won’t be a typical reunion.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ PVL: San Sebastian recovers from opener loss, sweeps JRU Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments