Clinton Brings Investors to Haiti, Donates $700,000 to Boost Farming

first_img(WATCH the video below and READ more from AP in U.S. News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFormer President Clinton praised Haiti’s economic potential while touring new agricultural plants that produce coffee and Heineken beer.He also announced Monday that his Clinton Foundation is donating $700,000 that will go toward efforts to plant trees, build a coffee farm and train farmers.Mr. Clinton gave tours to other potential investors including restauranteur Mario Batali and representatives from a perfume company and a lingerie company. last_img read more

Highlights: Hull City 1-3 Bristol City

first_imgWatch the key moments as City scored two goals in as many minutes late on to beat Hull City 3-1 at the KCOM Stadium.last_img

RUSSIA 2018: Taribo West Tips Super Eagles To Surprise The World (AUDIO)

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Related Ex-international Taribo West has warned that a ‘very fit’ Super Eagles ‘will be a surprise to the nations of the world’ at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Nigeria are drawn in Group D, where they will face Croatia in their opening match on 16 June before confronting debutants, Iceland (on 22 June) and Argentina in their final group game on 26 June.In a chat with the BBC, the former Inter and AC Milan defender, who featured for the Eagles in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups believes the unity and fitness level of the team will see them shock all comers in Russia.“For the first time after a long years, we could see that unity of that spirit is coming back,” the 44-year old said. “I think this coach (Gernot Rohr) is bringing back what has been lost for a long years.“The team does not have great players like the Kanus, the Okochas, the Victors, the Amokachis, but they play as one. They fight as one, they move as one, and you could see that the team is conditionally very fit.“If a team is very fit, they can surprise any team any day, any time. I think that is what we’ve seen in this game. And I believe the Nigerian team will be a surprise to nations of the world in this World Cup,” he said.last_img read more

‘Double-whammy’ pay!

first_imgDear Editor,Nowrang Persaud’s letter on stipends for State Boards’ Chairmen and Directors that carried in your daily (July 13, 2016) is stimulating enough to be worthy of a comment. It must be appreciated that, all things being equal, a Government under normal circumstance will appoint individuals to sit on State Boards who have considerable competence, expertise and experience in a particular area of trade, profession or vocation and that their presence on a particular board will make a positive impact on such organisation by virtue of the said competence, expertise and experience. All these appointments carry non-executive status.Any individual who is so identified and appointed ought to see it as an honour to be of service to the State, rather than the State be of service to the appointee. This is what prompted the late President John F Kennedy to make that famous quote “Ask not what the country should do for you, but what you could do for your country”. Unfortunately, Mr Persaud’s advocacy to compensate State Board’s Chairmen and Directors by benchmarking with parliamentarians and “top echelons of Government and national, public and civic organisations” runs contrary to President Kennedy’s philosophy.Editor, if State Boards’ Chairmen and Directors are dissatisfied with the opportunities for “self-compensation and aggrandisements”, then the fittest and honourable thing to do is to refuse such appointments. In the current scheme of things, many of the current State Boards’ Chairmen and Directors hold substantive jobs with high salaries and perks. Mr Persaud needs to understand and appreciate that when these full-time, permanent job holders take leave from their respective organisations their pay and perks are not reduced for the time they spend at Board meetings. So why should they be paid stipends that are commensurate with “top echelons” job holders to attend Board meetings and still receive fulsome pay and benefits from their full-time jobs? It will simply be a ‘double-whammy’ pay! The appointment then becomes a profit centre.The case cited by Mr Persaud whereby a “Director on the Board of one of these operations was so appalled at the miserly stipend payable to him that he quickly sought an opportunity to serve the same outfit in virtually the same capacity”. Editor, this opportunity could not have materialised if corporate and ministerial heads had not facilitated it, and the pursuit of such opportunity by the individual could only have been influenced by greed for monetary aggrandisement, and not by a selfless service to the state.Finally, it’s an ominous disclosure by Mr Persaud that Board Members may be “tempted to do any form of wangling to meet obviously critical demands of the respective positions”, or rather to put it more bluntly, using his analogy, ‘to bring about financial accomplishment by employing scheming or underhand methods’. No wonder why many of our state boards reek of misappropriations and fiduciary irresponsibility; their thrust according to Mr Persaud is seemingly poised for “self-compensation and aggrandisements.”Yours faithfully,Dmithri Ramsunailast_img read more

5+ Ways Entrepreneurs are Different from Everyone Else

first_imgSuccessful entrepreneurs are really smart. Just look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, guys who could get a lobotomy and still do your math homework. But intelligence is not the defining characteristic of successful entrepreneurship. Instead, the secret is a more prosaic quality: good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness.That’s the conclusion reached by Carol Tice, author of How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Companies. Tice says entrepreneurs are different from other folks.Not Fazed by Failure“When a normal person starts a business and it fails, they go get a job,” she explains. “Whereas an entrepreneur says, ‘That was interesting, and I learned a lot of great stuff.’ Failure doesn’t faze them. They figure out what they did wrong and what to do right the next time.”Successful startup founders are also able to figure out what they’re doing wrong while they’re doing it – and start doing something else fast.Take, Twitter, for example. It began as a podcasting platform called Odeo. But when Apple launched iTunes, CEO Evan Williams saw immediately that Odeo was DOA, so he told his 13 employees to start thinking of other ideas. A guy named Jack Dorsey developed a status-updating app called Twttr – and the rest is #history.“Great entrepreneurs think on the fly and shift on a dime,” says Tice, whose book includes case studies of tech companies including eBay, LinkedIn and Zynga, along with nontech businesses such as Chipotle, Whole Foods and Spanx. “Quite often the big thing is not the thing they set out to do originally. But they have the brilliance to recognize the big thing when it does come along.” Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Confident, Brash and CockyTo do that – abandon an idea on which you’ve hung your hopes, your dreams and your credit card balance – takes chutzpah. And this is another quality Tice noted in the people she covers in her book. “There’s a brashness and cockiness to all these entrepreneurs, even when they’re nobodies and their companies are nothing.”Trip Hawkins, the guy behind Electronic Arts – which now employs 7,600 people and made $677 million profit in 2010 – started out by reverse engineering games on the Sega platform, even though he had no permission to do so and quickly attracted the attention of Sega’s legal team. “But he played a game of brinksmanship and said, ‘I’ll do this with or without you, so why don’t you cut me an awesome deal?’ And they did,” Tice says.You need that kind of confidence to deliver on perhaps the most important characteristic of successful entrepreneurs: a willingness to devote everything they have to their ideas.“There’s a work ethic to all these great companies that’s just incredible,” Tice marvels. “They push the limits of what humans are capable of. Everybody has read The Four-Hour Workweek and they think they can press a button and make bazillions. But the part Tim Ferris left out is that you work your tail off for two or three years nonstop around the clock, you have no life, your wife divorces you, your friends leave you and then, if you’re really lucky, the thing you’re working on actually works. And then the money pours in.” tim devaney and tom stein 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

2nd ODI: All-round India beat Zimbabwe to win match, series

first_imgAjinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay put on a century opening stand to lay the platform for a 62-run victory over Zimbabwe and a series win in the second one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.After the tourists were sent in to bat, the pair put on 112 for the first wicket as India posted 271 for eight in their 50 overs.Zimbabwe found quick scoring difficult from the start of their reply and were eventually bowled out for 209 with an over remaining in their innings.Captain Rahane took 83 balls for his score of 63, while Vijay managed just three boundaries, two of them sixes, as he top-scored for India with 72 from 95 balls.They were the only two half-centuries of the innings and after they departed India lost wickets at regular intervals on the slow pitch.Zimbabwe seamer Neville Madziva posted career best figures in all List A matches of four for 49 in his 10 overs.The home side stumbled in their reply and when their century hero from Friday’s narrow four-run loss, skipper Elton Chigumbura, was dismissed for nine they had slumped to 43 for three in the 11th over.Opener Chamu Chibhabha provided lone resistance with a neatly compiled 72 from 100 balls before he was run out by a direct hit from Rahane.Experienced spinner Harbhajan Singh, who has returned to 50-over international cricket after an absence of four years for this tour, bowled tidily to register one for 29 in his 10 overs. But the pick of the Indian bowlers was medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar with four for 33 from his allotted overs.advertisementThe final match of the series will be staged at the same venue on Tuesday, before the teams play two T20 games starting on Friday.last_img read more