Apply to Demo On Stage at the 7th Founder Showcase

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Related Posts Tags:#events#start center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The Founder Showcase is taking applications now for a chance to make your pitch onstage at its event, to be held June 15 in San Francisco. Any seed or early-stage company less than two years old and with less than $500,000 in funding is invited to apply.It’s free to enter the competition, and members of TheFunded vote to determine who they want to see onstage. The deadline for voting is May 13, so apply now.The Founder Showcase is held quarterly, bringing together investors, founders, and members of the press and includes keynote addresses as well as the pitch competition. The keynote for the June event is still TBA, but in the past this person has joined a panel of investor who provide critical feedback to the startups who are pitching. The Grand Prize Winner walks away with cash and free services, but the exposure itself has proven valuable to participants.The June event will be the largest one to date, with over 400 in attendance. The Founder Showcase has sold out the last four times, and tickets for the event are on sale (beginning at $50). ReadWriteWeb readers get 15% off using the discount code RWW. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Kiren Rijiju says govt. working on adventure policy

first_imgThe Centre is working on an adventure policy to promote certain destinations as well as activities that make adrenaline surge.India had never had such a policy that could impact sports as well as tourism, Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju said during the launch of a Thailand airline’s flight between Guwahati and Bangkok.“I have asked officials in my Ministry to draft an adventure policy besides revamping the youth and sports policies. The Northeast will become the focal point in the entire approach,” he said on Sunday.Mr. Rijiju said adventure destinations in the Himalayan and sub-Himalayan swathes of the Northeast could benefit from the policy, provided the region was promoted as a combined package and not in isolation by the constituent States.Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Rijiju’s home State, is geographically the region’s largest offering adventure sports such as mountaineering, mountain biking, paragliding, rock-climbing and white-water rafting. The other States – Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura – too have places ideal for adventure sports.“All State governments in the Northeast must come together for unified tourism policy. Otherwise, the region’s culture and natural assets would remain a potential without being exploited sustainably,” Mr. Rijiju said at the programme to mark the launch of Nok Air’s inaugural flight.Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off the flight — the first by any foreign airline to and from Guwahati — from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport early on Sunday. Mr. Rijiju also warned that the region had to first get out of the culture of shutdowns and blockades to cash in on tourism. Years of insurgency had already had a debilitating effect on the Northeast, he said.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal activate Monreal one-year extension

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal activate Monreal one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have reportedly extended Nacho Monreal’s contract until 2020.Monreal, 32, had entered the final year of his contact this season.However, the Gunners have trigged an extension clause that will stretch his current deal for another season, according to ESPN.Talks over a longer extension have been put on hold until the summer.There are a host of Arsenal players who have entered the final six months of their contract, including Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck. last_img read more

9 days agoSheffield Utd keeper Henderson: Ward best coach I’ve had

first_imgSheffield Utd keeper Henderson: Ward best coach I’ve hadby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United youngster Dean Henderson says Sheffield United goalkeeper coach Darren Ward can make him the best shot-stopper in the world.Henderson is in the midst of his second loan spell with the Blades, with a recent call-up to the England squad as an indication of his personal development.And the 21-year-old says Ward is the “best goalkeeping coach” he has had.”Wardy has been outstanding,” Henderson said.”The best goalkeeping coach I’ve ever worked with. He’s brought me on leaps and bounds in every aspect of the game – mentally, physically, tactically – and the sessions are brilliant.”I look forward to coming into work every day, and long may that continue. If I could work with Wardy for the next couple of years, I really think I can elevate to one of the best goalkeepers in the world.”In a weird way, I feel Wardy is more in charge of me at United and the gaffer is outstanding with that. He said to me at the start, ‘Listen Deano; I won’t be chewing your ear off every day. Darren’s your coach, he knows what he’s talking about and I don’t have a clue about goalkeeping. I’ll speak to you before games or whatever, but he’ll look after you because he’s the specialist’.”The gaffer has real good trust for his coaches. So the ‘keepers go off and do our little thing in the corner. He’s always keeping a watchful eye over us and making sure we’re doing well though, not letting our standards slip. His standards are so, so high.”But it’s been a pleasure working with him. Sometimes I feel like I can get away with murder, but he doesn’t let me. He’s the only guy, apart from my dad, who gets on at me and doesn’t let me get away with anything, but does it at the right times. He also wants to have a laugh and I’ve got massive respect for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

No return for Turner Buckeye guard to skip senior season for NBA

Ohio State guard Evan Turner announced Wednesday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft.“I was blessed with this decision,” Turner said, his voice quivering. “I have a great opportunity and I’m going to turn a leaf over and go on to the next stage of my life.”Turner’s choice stemmed from the realization of his dream to play professionally, he said.“Ever since I was a little kid, I had a dream to play basketball and play in the NBA,” Turner said in the auxiliary gym at the Schottenstein Center. “Right now, I have the opportunity where my dream is realized. … I’m going to forgo my senior season and go to the NBA. It’s a dream come true and I definitely want to thank Coach [Thad] Matta.”Turner’s departure didn’t exactly come out of left field, but the soft-spoken point guard said the decision has tortured him since OSU’s season came to an end.“The past few weeks have been really hard for me,” he said. “I’ve been agonizing over my decision due to the simple fact of how much I love The Ohio State University. I love being a Buckeye. I love my coaching staff and being a kid and the opportunity to just do everything I always dreamed of.”Turner said he made the decision late Tuesday night and told some of his teammates just before he announced his decision to the media Wednesday.“This is the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do,” Turner said. “If I could, I’d really just disappear.”Throughout the season, Turner maintained his intention to remain in school until he felt comfortable with the legacy he was leaving behind. He led the Buckeyes to the Sweet 16 and earned Big Ten and National Player of the Year honors.The Chicago native has been widely projected as a top-three pick in June’s NBA Draft. He averaged 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in his third season with the Buckeyes.Turner’s season didn’t go unblemished, however. He fractured a pair of vertebrae in his back after a nasty fall on a breakaway dunk in a Dec. 5 win over Eastern Michigan. After doctors initially diagnosed an eight-week timetable for his return, Turner made his way back onto the court just five weeks later. He said the risk of another serious injury played a small part in his choice to jump to the next level.His departure leaves the Buckeyes without their leader for next season, when OSU adds one of the nation’s top recruiting classes. Although Turner stressed how he has “two feet in” his decision to enter the NBA Draft, the 6-foot-7 guard said he was satisfied with the state of the OSU program, even without him.“I was in a win-win situation regardless. … If I one day woke up and didn’t have the opportunity to play in the NBA, then my dream and taking care of my family and stuff like that, and I was heartbroken, then that pretty much says you need to go. It’s definitely a great step, and I had great times here, but I’m leaving the program in great hands.”Still, Turner will be leaving behind a close-knit unit that spent plenty of time together on and off the court.“[There have been] a lot of great times, and I’m just thankful I was fortunate enough to be a part of something like this,” Turner said. “My teammates were always great. They helped mold me into who I am. My coaches helped mold me. I’m just lucky to be in the position I’m in and to have the past experiences I’ve had.”As for the legacy that the Naismith winner will leave behind in Columbus, Turner left it to everyone else to decide.“I can’t really say. That’s what the writers are for,” Turner said. “People that watched me play, people I had encounters with, they pretty much build your legacy. You don’t build your own legacy, so we’ll see in 10 to 15 years.” read more

Stoke aim to end miserable run against Arsenal

first_imgStoke City manager Paul Lambert is aiming to use his own experience of beating Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to help his side end their miserable runStoke have not won against the Gunners in their last 15 visits and are currently part of a intense relegation battle in the Premier League with Lambert’s side currently in 19th place in the standings.The last time the Potters won at Arsenal was back in 1981 and have since lost each time they have visited. But Lambert, who’s Aston Villa side defeated the Gunners on the first day of the 2013/14 season, is determined to change that.“It’s a really tough place to go. I’ve been fortunate I’ve won there – I know what it’s like to win there, I know what it’s like to lose there, I know what it’s like to draw there.” said Lambert, according to Eurosport.“This is new, I’m only new to the football club so what happened in the past is not an interest to me really.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We’ll make it a really hard game, we’ll go and try and win, like I’ve always done, and it won’t change. We have to find a way to hurt them and that’s what we’ll work on when we get the rest of the lads back from their national teams.”Despite a promising debut win for Lambert, Stoke have since not won any of their last seven matches. But the coach, who replaced the fired Mark Hughes earlier this season, is positive.“As long as you keep fighting you’ve always got a chance, and that’s what you do, you keep fighting for everything,” he said.“Obviously it’s a concern, nobody wants to be in that position, but we should have had more points, we’ve not had any luck.“Individual errors have cost us in certain games but the performance levels of the team, I couldn’t ask for any more from them. I know what I want to achieve and we’re still well in this fight.”last_img read more

France midfielder says he wont be a World Cup standby player

first_imgThe World Cup is 22 days away and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot just wrote to his nation’s coach saying that he won’t  be a second choice player for the 2018 World Cup.This is coming after the 23-year-old Paris St-Germain player was named on the national team’s standby list of 11 players for the World Cup. He probably wanted to be in the final 23-man squad.In a change from the policy Deschamps adopted before the last World Cup and before Euro 2016, the standbys will not join the squad at the French training centre at Clairefontaine. The 11 players are expected to train by themselves and be easy to contact. Rabiot who has capped six times in France, had emailed coach Didier Deschamps saying he would not “be able to follow the training programme” according to IOLnewsOpinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Noel le Graet, president of the France Football Federation, said Rabiot’s reaction “was very surprising” according to Federation Francaise Football.He continued in the same statement: “Rabiot is a high-quality player and an endearing boy who has always behaved well in national selections where he has evolved.last_img read more

Liverpool boss enjoys nice charity game

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he enjoyed the charity game co-sponsored by the James Milner foundation.The Liverpool midfielder, Milner and his manager were on one team while current Celtic and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was managing the other, along with captain Stiliyan Petrov, whose foundation co-sponsored the event as well.The match which was tagged ‘A match for cancer’ featured some familiar faces, including Robbie Keane, Luis Garcia, and Dirk Kuyt, Gabriel Agbonlahor among others.The match settled to a 3-3 draw, with Milner’s team thrice giving up a lead throughout the 90 minutes.After the match, Klopp commented on the nice afternoon up north.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It was nice. The atmosphere was really good and the guys on the pitch tried to give everything. I enjoyed it,” Klopp told the official website, according to LiverpoolOffside.“The people saw a lot of big names, still in a good shape. That they all came over here and did what they did is really nice. It was for something really good and that’s why we were all here.”“I really respect a lot what Millie is doing with his foundation. It’s great. The gala is once a year and I was there three times. It’s a fantastic event and everybody is so generous. He invests a lot of time and money and all the people on the night invest a lot of money. It’s all for a really good project, I like that a lot.”“I like these things, it’s a fantastic idea. There’s a lot of work behind something like that. It’s a big thank-you to Celtic that they did it at the stadium and for the organisation – it’s a really cool thing.”last_img read more

Mourinho optimistic ahead of trip to London

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists he is optimistic ahead of his team’s trip to London to face West Ham United in Premier League on Saturday.The Red Devils boss believes his side would secure all three points as they seek to keep up with table toppers, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.United have had a disappointing start to the new campaign so far, with only three wins from six matches so far in the Premier League.Mourinho has seen his side lose on three separate occasions including the disappointing penalty shootout loss to Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. But Jose is optimistic for the game against West Ham and expects his team to pick up all three points.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I repeat tomorrow I think we are going to play very well,” he said, according to Independent.“I think we are going to win a very difficult match against a very good opponent, an opponent with great investment, an opponent with a champion manager with lots of experienced players, lots of very talented players. Very difficult but I am very positive.”“If I put myself in the position of a journalist or a position of somebody that is in the stands, maybe people think that sometimes the boys are not committed, maybe people can think the manager doesn’t demand enough from them, maybe people think on the training ground we don’t train enough this area or that area. That’s quite frustrating.”last_img read more

Pep insists Sterling is loved at City

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists Raheem Sterling is loved in the locker-room as the winger becomes first £300,000-a-week England player, outstripping Wayne Rooney’s previous record wages at Old Trafford.The 23-year-old signed a new five-year deal with City on Friday a week in which he faced criticism for winning a penalty against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League by accidentally tripping himself up and not owning up to the referee.Guardiola said, according to Daily Mail:“I don’t know why should criticise Raheem. It’s unfair, he wasn’t diving. He is an incredible nice guy with incredible love from the locker room. He does absolutely everything on the pitch, every single game, fighting from the front for 90 minutes.”“He made a mistake because he is 23 years old. He is so quick that when he does a chip, he has to do it slow.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Sterling has been rewarded for an impressive start to the season in which he already has seven goals to his name for City and a brace for England against Spain.Criticized by Liverpool fans for being greedy when he moved to Manchester, Guardiola believes playing under the microscope has helped the England international mature and able to survive the current controversy which could see him jeered by United’s traveling fans.“It will make him stronger. He is stronger than that, than he was when he met each other in the first year. Now he can control these kinds of emotions much better,” said Guardiola.“We cannot forget though when you are 23, you are not a full person or a full player. Sometimes we ask for or we demand a lot from our players when they are so still young but it is OK.”last_img read more