Bigger, better JN Tennis serves off Saturday

first_imgWith more prize money up for grabs and the best local tennis stars looking to close out the year in fine style, this year’s sixth annual JN Open Tennis Championship is expected to be an exciting and action-packed affair.The championship will start on Saturday and end next Thursday at the Liguanea Cub in New Kingston.Jamaica National has raised the bar with increased prize money for the men’s event from $150,000 to $200,000, while women’s prize money has moved from $50,000 to $60,000.Tournament director Llockett McGregor has described this year’s event as “bigger and better”.The tournament which will start with a kiddie’s camp with 50 juniors on Saturday morning, will feature men’s open singles, ladies open singles, men’s amateur class two and class three as well as doubles event.”Once again, we want to say thanks to Toyota Jamaica, thanks to Singer but most of all we want to say thanks to JN for their continued support and we want to invite the general public to come out and support this wonderful event,” said McGregor at the event’s press launch at the Liguanea Club yesterday.Entries close today for the event which has total prize money of more than $600,000.Gavin Beckford, marketing executive at Jamaica National said his company views the JN Open Tennis Championship as an opportunity “to showcase the talents of Jamaica’s tennis players”.last_img read more

Report: Warriors ‘a big threat’ to sign Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo

first_imgKevin Durant may have left town, but the Warriors might not be done “ruining the NBA,” according to an ESPN report.Should Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo become a free agent in 2021, the Warriors are “a big threat” to sign the NBA’s most recent MVP and create another super team, Ramona Shelbourne said Monday on “The Jump.”Milwaukee has said it will offer the super max (five years, $247 million) to Antetokounmpo as a means of keeping the three-time All-Star who just led the Bucks to the …last_img read more

2019 Youth Capital Challenge nominations due Oct. 26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentExceptional community citizenship is one of the values that makes FFA, 4-H and Farm Bureau such successful organizations. These groups are partnering again for the 2019 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge, giving teens the chance to get involved and have a hands-on experience that will enable them to make their communities a better place.Up to 40 delegates will be selected for the 2019 Challenge. Delegates will travel to an all-expense paid advocacy training in Columbus for Phase One of the challenge and meet with Ohio legislators. Delegates will work in their assigned delegate teams during the following months to develop a public policy issue and proposed solution and prepare a presentation for public hearing. Delegate teams then will come together in Columbus in early spring 2019 to present their proposed policy. Finalist teams will be invited to compete at the Ohio State Fair for scholarship dollars in late summer 2019.Read about the 2018 teams and projects.Meet the 2018 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge winning team.Who can be nominated or apply? Delegates must be in at least the ninth grade and between the ages of 14 and 18 during the 2018-2019 school year. Delegates are expected to have concern for local community issues and a desire to be more involved in advocating for their community. Cost to youth is $30 upon selection as a delegate. Students can be nominated by county Farm Bureau boards of trustees, or local teachers, or students can self-nominate.Delegate nominations must be received by Oct. 26, 2018.Delegate applications must be received by Nov. 30, 2018.2019 Challenge Brochure2019 Delegate Nomination Information and Link2019 Delegate Application Link Photo caption: 2018 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge participants  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Spiceworks, the Free Cloud-based IT Management Tool, Launches iPhone App

first_imgHelp Desk – allows IT pros to open, access, edit and manage Spiceworks helpdesk tickets from the iPhone.Inventory & Monitoring – enables users to view the status of their servers,software applications and cloud services. As a result, IT professionals on the gocan stay informed about the health of important network services and devices.People View – allows IT pros to access employee contact information fromSpiceworks. In addition, they can easily upload employee photos taken with theiPhone to their Spiceworks user profiles.Community Access – gives users a way to view posts, answer questions, askfor help, and comment on topics that spark their interests from the Spiceworkscommunity of IT pros – all from their iPhone.Low Bandwidth Requirements – because this is a native application, the amountof data sent between the iPhone and Spiceworks is very lean, which means itperforms well over a VPN or 3G mobile network.But I just can’t get past the idea of using ad-supported IT management tools. We’ve covered the role of freemium tools in the enterprise frequently. But using tools for monitoring uptime and responding to help desk requests that have ads just seems, well, tacky. Perhaps I’m just getting old.That said, small business is the target market and I can understand why startups and smaller companies would want to use something like this.Here’s an interview by RedMonk’s Michael Coté with Tabrez Syed of Spiceworks (Spiceworks is a RedMonk client): klint finley Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market It’s certainly an interesting service, and IT professionals are becoming more comfortable with using SaaS tools such as Netuitive and Zendesk. We hear about cloud-based monitoring tools every week. Since many IT pros are frequently away from their desks, mobile management tools make great sense and the features for the Spiceworks iPhone app are compelling: Related Posts center_img Tags:#cloud#saas Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Spiceworks offers IT help desk, inventory management and server monitoring tools as an ad-supported software-as-a-service. Since we covered its launch, Spiceworks claims that it has 1.3 million IT professionals using the service. Earlier this week the company launched its iPhone app, bringing its set of IT management tools to mobile workers.last_img read more

Martinez in Milan to complete Inter move

first_imgTransfers Lautaro Martinez arrives in Milan to complete Inter move Renato Maisani Last updated 1 year ago 17:30 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lautaro Martinez Argentina Getty Transfers Internazionale Racing Club Serie A The 20-year-old Argentine striker attracted interest from Real Madrid and Atletico but his European adventure will begin in Italy Inter are set to complete the signing of Lautaro Martinez after the striker arrived in Italy for a medical.The 20-year-old Argentine had been linked with a move to Europe for some time amid his strong performances for Racing Club. Martinez was the subject of a bid from Real Madrid, according to his agent, while Atletico Madrid were also tracking him, but he was keen to continue his development in Italy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now He admitted in March that he was all but set to join the Nerazzurri, confirming that there were “final details to be worked out”.Negotiations have come to an end, however, and the Argentina international will sign a contract with Luciano Spalletti’s side.Martinez netted an impressive 17 goals in 24 games in all competitions for Racing this season, after scoring eight in as many games in 2016-17.He made his Argentina debut when he came off the bench in a 6-1 defeat to Spain in March for his only appearance to date. Martinez will not be travelling to the World Cup this summer, however, having failed to make it into Jorge Sampaoli’s squad for the tournament in Russia.Martinez has been likened to Manchester City star Sergio Aguero by Hernan Crespo because of his eye for goal and intelligence.”He is very good and can play in many roles; on the wing, as a secondary striker or up top by himself as the main striker,” Crespo said in March. “He has a knack for scoring and he’s an intelligent guy.”Coming to Inter isn’t easy, he’ll need to be helped and protected. Then hopefully he can show all of his qualities from the beginning, but it won’t be a disaster if he needs a little time to settle in.”He can play with Icardi, I don’t think there will be any problems. He reminds me a little bit of Aguero in some ways, like with his low centre of gravity, but he’s Lautaro Martinez.”last_img read more