Past winners of daCosta Cup

first_img1950 Munro College1951 Munro College1952 Munro College1953 Cornwall College1954 (no competition)1955 Cornwall College1956 Cornwall College1957 Munro College1958 Cornwall College1959 Cornwall College1960 (Abandoned)1961 Munro College1962 Munro College1963 Cornwall College1964 Munro College1965 Vere Technical1966 (No competition)1967 Vere Technical1968 Vere Technical1969 Vere Technical1970 Vere Technical1971 Vere Technical1972 (Abandoned)1973 (No competition)1974 STETHS1975 Vere Technical1976 Vere Technical1977 Clarendon College1978 Clarendon College1979 Dinthill Technical1980 Vere Technical1981 Dinthill Technical1982 Cornwall College1983 Cornwall College1984 Rusea’s High1985 Rusea’s High1986 Herbert Morrison1987 Rusea’s High1988 Herbert Morrison1989 Rusea’s High1990 Rusea’s High1991 Clarendon College1992 Rusea’s High1993 Rusea’s High1994 Clarendon College1995 Cornwall College1996 Clarendon College1997 (abandoned)1998 Clarendon College1999 STETHS2000 Cornwall College2001 Cornwall College2002 Rusea’s High2003 Frome Technical2004 Glenmuir High2005 Godfrey Stewart2006 Glenmuir High2007 Garvey Maceo2008 St. James High2009 STETHS2010 Rusea’s High2011 Rusea’s High2012 Glenmuir High2013 STETHS2014 Clarendon Collegelast_img read more

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Major Newspaper Chain Goes Open Source

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “The Ben Franklin Project not only proves that websites and newspapers can be freed from the restraints of legacy, proprietary publishing systems, but also heralds the potential of an open and transparent news-gathering process. The Project allowed audience members to help shape editorial story budgets through crowd sourcing.”Ben photo by Mark Skrobola Related Posts Tags:#New Media#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The argument over the utility of open source has one more voter in the yes camp. This time, it’s the Journal Register Company, a U.S. newspaper chain with 170 publications. Calling it the Ben Franklin Project, the company tried open source for a month. Things went so well it decided to make it permanent and company-wide for its 18 daily newspapers and their websites. In a somewhat cutesy press release, the company declares its “independence from proprietary publishing systems.” Newspapers have seen a sustained drop in readership, and therefore in revenues, over the last half-decade. The ability to cut cost on something as elemental as production, by dropping expensive proprietary software, is exciting. But so is watching a company in an allegedly change-resistant sector see the light bulb go off over its head. last_img read more

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Strategy Roundtable: A Market of Late Adopters

first_imgTags:#start#StartUp 101 This week’s roundtable had two entrepreneurs from India. Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with the Indian market, it is a market that has not seen as much Internet adoption as elsewhere. Whereas China’s Internet penetration will reach 518 million this year, India’s is only about 80 million, and access is still largely from companies and cyber cafes. Establishing home-based broadband Internet access is an elusive goal. Even at small and medium companies in non-IT or ITES sectors, Internet usage and in fact computer usage, is relatively low.Against that backdrop, Tarak Nagraj started off by presenting Abhaya, his SME ERP solution targeting the Indian ERP market, focusing on manufacturing companies with $2 million to $15 million in revenue. Tarak’s product is built on top of Tally, India’s de-facto accounting software standard, and supplies additional modules such as manufacturing resource planning, customer relationship management and other functions. Tarak’s analysis is that manufacturing companies in India are operating at 28-30% efficiency levels, and introducing MRP into their midst dramatically enhances their performance. Abhaya has been in business since 2007 and would like to be a pure play SaaS company.The market realities, however, are quite different in India in general, and in the SME manufacturing sector in particular. In addition, the segments of manufacturing that Abhaya is working with – textiles, dyes, garments, leather goods – tend to be very backward from a technological standpoint. Thus, for every customer, Abhaya has to conduct extensive training to plant the seeds of adoption, and this training cannot be conducted online over Web conferencing software like DimDim, which is what we use for our roundtables. No, the training has to be in person, making the adoption cycle longer and more expensive.My advice to Tarak is that he needs to meet the market where it is, and not try to force a configuration that doesn’t work for the customers. Self-service SaaS won’t work for the Indian manufacturing segment at this point. Tarak will have to assume that 10-20% of his business will be training, and budget and plan accordingly. The critical thing is that the training is paid for. In fact, the training business could become a serious revenue generator, and help him bootstrap the business further.Pure-play SaaS is a long way away for Abhaya. To some degree, it is a long way away for India.AfterCollege.inNext Kamal Dunani and Mukul Samtani presented AfterCollege.in, an online career-counseling portal for students. Their current business is a local brick-and-mortar training business for students in the central Indian town of Bhopal. Fifty percent of the current revenue comes from soft-skill training and 50% from MBA entrance exam coaching. Kamal and Mukul, however, want to do a national portal for online career counseling. This business idea is not flushed out sufficiently yet. They need to map the idea to my Web 3.0 framework and define a content strategy with a freemium game plan, taking advantage of both advertising and subscription business models. In addition, they need a community strategy including some user generated content game plan. They also need to figure out what they can sell online, to execute on a commerce strategy. Also, detailed competitive analysis is missing. Who are the top competitors, what are their traffic and advertising metrics? All this will lead to a possible business strategy that may or may not make sense, but without following the necessary steps of analysis, this business idea is at a 30,000-foot level. It needs to hit the ground and put the tires on the road.I started doing my free Online Strategy Roundtables for entrepreneurs in the fall of 2008. These roundtables are the cornerstone programming of a global initiative that I have started called One Million by One Million (1M/1M). Its mission is to help a million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond, build $1 trillion in sustainable global GDP, and create 10 million jobs. In 1M/1M, I teach the EJ Methodology which is based on my Entrepreneur Journeys research, and emphasize bootstrapping, idea validation, and crisp positioning as some of the core principles of building strong fundamentals in early stage ventures. In addition, we are offering entrepreneurs access to investors and customers through our recently launched our 1M/1M Incubation Radar series. You can pitch to be featured on my blog following these instructions.The recording of this roundtable can be found here. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here.Sramana Mitra is a technology entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley. She has founded three companies, writes a business blog, Sramana Mitra on Strategy, and runs the 1M/1M initiative. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her Entrepreneur Journeys book series, Entrepreneur Journeys, Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction, Positioning: How To Test, Validate, and Bring Your Idea To Market and her latest volume Innovation: Need Of The Hour, as well as Vision India 2020, are all available from Amazon. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img sramana mitra Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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James Rodríguez Gets 2nd Chance After Return To Real Madrid

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain — Having gone from star to cast-off at Real Madrid, Colombia midfielder James Rodríguez now has a second chance to regain a prominent role with the 13-time European Cup winners.James arrived at Madrid after an outstanding 2014 World Cup, when he was the tournament’s top scorer with six goals. He earned support from fans and coach Carlo Ancelotti with his ability to score and create chances for others, and appeared set to triumph with the Spanish powerhouse.But an injury and competition from his teammates led to falling minutes. He eventually lost his starting spot and became unhappy when Zinedine Zidane used him sparingly. He left in 2017 on a two-year loan for Bayern Munich.James’ future was up in the air again this past summer when Bayern opted not to exercise the option of buying his contract outright, sending him back to Madrid. Rumors abounded in the Spanish media that he would be shipped out to Atlético Madrid or Napoli to be reunited with Ancelotti.Neither of those moves materialized, though, and he started the season back with Madrid and its squad full of talented midfielders. James was facing an uncertain.But injuries to Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Francisco “Isco” Alarcón and Luka Modric, and the exit of Dani Ceballos, left Zidane in need of a healthy player to link up with his forwards.James seemed clearly thrilled to get the opportunity on Saturday when he made his first start since returning to the club. He hustled when pressuring the ball, and showed his excellent playing skills, combining vision and passing precision to set up Karim Benzema for his second goal in a 3-2 win over Levante.Now he may have another chance to lead Madrid’s attack when it visits Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.“You can see he is very good. He is a player who has lots of talent,” Zidane said Saturday. “He still needs to reach his peak fitness, but he left it all on the field with his aggressive attitude. I am happy for him.”IS HE READY?Barcelona could start its European campaign at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday without Lionel Messi, who hasn’t played since injuring his leg in the preseason.In his place, 16-year-old Ansu Fati has become a fan favorite after scoring twice to set records for the youngest Barcelona player to score in the Spanish league and the youngest player to score at Camp Nou.That leaves coach Ernesto Valverde with the intriguing question of whether Fati should take the next step and make his first appearance in the continent’s elite competition.If Messi does not recover in time, then Valverde will likely need to find somebody to accompany Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann in attack. That could either be the versatile Sergi Roberto or reserve team player Carles Pérez.Or he could give his teen sensation another go at Dortmund.“With Ansu there is going to be a lot of hype and huge expectations, but we have to take the pressure off him. Our job is to protect the player,” Valverde said after Fati scored once and set up another goal in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.“I see that he is a boy who is focused. But it is not easy to play for Barca, and for someone as young as Ansu Fati it is even more difficult.”BAD TIMINGValencia is in chaos before it plays at Chelsea on Tuesday.Owner Peter Lim fired successful coach Marcelino García Toral, who led the team to a Copa del Rey title last season, over García’s complaints that the club had not reinforced the squad to his liking.Several players voiced their disagreement with the decision on social media, and the team was beaten by Barcelona in its first match under new coach Albert Celades.Not the best situation before a high-profile trip to Stamford Bridge, where Valencia has not won in three visits.ATLETICO WOMENIn Spain’s women’s league, Atlético Madrid has started its bid for a fourth consecutive title in perfect fashion ahead of its showdown with Barcelona.Atlético won its second straight game to begin the campaign when it rolled past Sevilla 3-0.Barcelona needed a late penalty by Spain forward Jennifer Hermoso to salvage a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano. Barcelona trails Atlético by two points in third place.Barcelona, a Champions League finalist last season, hosts Atlético next weekend.By: Joseph Wilson, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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