September 24

Alaba’s father accuses ex-Bayern chief of ‘filthy allegations’

first_img Read Also: Barcelona players vote Messi to continue as captain “All because we didn’t accept the figures they have presented to us. We have our own ideas.” Alaba joined Bayern’s academy in 2008 and has since gone on to win nine Bundesliga, six DFB Pokal and two Champions League titles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBut Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids “Claiming that we can’t come to an agreement over a new contract due to such payments is one of those filthy allegations. David Alaba’s father has accused former Bayern president Uli Hoeness of “spreading dirty lies” about the defender’s ongoing contract negotiations with the German giants. Hoeness claimed that the 28-year-old must not “let money rule his head” during talks, with his current deal expiring next summer. His father – George – has reacted furiously to Hoeness’ insinuation that his son is only interested in financial gain – revealing he has turned down opportunities to leave the club before. “I brought David Alaba to Bayern as a teenager,” he told Sky Germany. “Over the years, I’ve had several opportunities to transfer David to another club, but we were loyal and always chose to stay. “I didn’t expect Bayern to be spreading dirty lies in public about salary and commission claims.Advertisementlast_img read more

September 18

Austin voted senior cricketer of the year  at Reliance Hustlers Awards ceremony

first_imgESSEQUIBO Franchise selectee, Mark Austin, stole the spotlight as he was adjudged the senior cricketer of the year when the Reliance Hustlers Sports Club held their second annual awards ceremony on Saturday  last at the residence of Trevis Simon in Reliance.The colourful and equally impressive presentation saw the attendance of ECB Secretary, Autto Christiani and former Essequibo senior inter-county players, Ramesh Narine, Latchmikhant Narine and Elroy Stephney, among other special invitees.Senior Cricketer of the Year, Mark Austin, displays his trophies.During his brief remarks, Christiani implored the awardees to remain committed on improving every aspect of their game and to cooperate in achieving the goals of the club which he described as being one of the more organised and progressive body within the county.Captain and Chairman of the Reliance Grounds Committee, Trevis Simon, give an overview of the Club’s performance in 2019 which he described as a successful one, both on and off the field, including the transformation of the Reliance ground.Meanwhile, former Essequibo senior inter-county captain, Elroy Stephney, during his remarks, challenged the awardees to maintain a high level of discipline and fitness which, he affirmed, is the key towards attaining consistent and desirable results. He also advised them to seek guidance from former players in an effort to build on their strengths and improve their chances of national selection. Twenty-three members each received a trophy, compliments of Suraj Rajah Contracting Service. Special awards then followed with Mark Austin also being adjudged the Best Senior Batsman of the Year. The other awardees were best bowler– Trevis Simon; best bowling performance– Pavindra Persaud; best batting performance– Narendra Mandolall; best fielder– Rovindra Parasram; most entertaining player– Rovindra Parasram; most improved player— Sedeshwar Shivambar; senior emerging player –Alex Tyrell; junior cricketer of the year– Abdul Nadir; junior emerging player– Shazif Hannif.The Captain’s award was presented to a long-serving member and supporter, Lokesh Lall, for his commitment and dedication, while other executives from the Committee also received special tokens for their service. Among the sponsors for the lavish and well-attended occasion were Ammrata Enterprise, Factory Price, Najab Trading, Pream Mega Sounds, Bombay Fasion, Rakesh Liquor Store, Riff’s Natural Juice, Buju’s Pools’ Hall, Bahadur’s Accounting Firm, Elroy Stephney and Latchmikhant Narine.last_img read more

September 17

Event tackles changing business models in tech

first_imgNotable speakers for the events included Andrew Stalbow, North American general manager of “Angry Birds” creator Rovio, as well as Evan and Gregg Spiridellis, co-founders of JibJab.com, who also unveiled their new company StoryBots at the event.Evan and Greg Spiridellis focused on topics ranging from the changing dynamics of content production to changing business models to their new venture StoryBots.com.The Spiridellis brothers made the point that barriers to entry for the entertainment industry have been removed.“The cost of producing entertainment has plummeted,” the Spiridellis brothers said. “Capital is no longer a barrier to producing entertainment, it’s all about talent.”They also discussed the need to recognize failing business models and to move to more successful ones as a result.The brothers called JibJab’s former business model, which focused on producing political parodies, “a crappy business model.”They discussed how their company moved from their first business model, to one that focused on ecards.“You make great content around life events,” said the Spiridellis brothers, “and that’s what we do now.”Their address culminated with the introduction of their new venture, StoryBots.com, a website aimed at teaching toddlers basic education.The Spiridellis brothers said the reason for creating StoryBots came down to a question: “If Sesame Street were created today, what [would] it be like?”Stalbow’s address focused on topics ranging from the changing dynamics in the interaction of content delivery and production to the company’s business philosophy.Stalbow discussed the increasing difficulty of finding a  business model for entertainment.“It’s hard to build a business model around scarcity,” Stalbow said. “That’s what [Hollywood] fights so hard to protect.”Speaking on content delivery and production, Stalbow pointed out the two views a business can take on app production.“An app is just a piece of software, so it can be anything we want it to be,” Stalbow said. “We treat our apps as a service rather than a product, so we are constantly updating.”Another issue Stalbow said he deals with in his business is the pricing of apps.“Our goal on pricing is to make it a no-brainer for people,” Stalbow said. “We’ve always put our brand and our fans first.”The event drew positive reviews from those in attendance; Sergio Pedroza, a senior majoring in architecture and business administration, said he saw the event as a great opportunity for networking and learning.“This event has created incredible networking opportunities for entrepreneurs. It allows one to get a good perspective on technology, business models and public relations,” Pedroza said.Silicon Beach at USC was hosted by the Institute for Communication Technology Management in partnership with USC’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Executives from Sony, JibJab and Rovio were on hand for the Silicon Beach event this week, which started with a venture competition Wednesday and capped off with addresses from various leaders in the industry Thursday.Angry birds · Andrew Stalbow, general manager of Rovio, and Lucy Hood, executive director of USC’s Institute for Communication Technology Management, discuss production of applications like “Angry Birds.” – Zhaoyu Zhou | Daily Trojanlast_img read more