The Braves (2-2) managed only a field goal in a nonleague loss to Valencia (4-0) on the road. La Mirada 50, Norwalk 14 The visiting Matadores capitalized on mistakes and beat the Lancers in the Suburban League opener at Excelsior Memorial Stadium. In the first quarter, the Matadores jumped to a 16-0 lead on Brandon Stein’s 3-yard scoring run, a safety and Zach Coelho’s touchdown on a fumble recovery. — Bob Daily Paramount 26, Verbum Dei 14 Senior running back Gaston Wilson ran for 171 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns as Paramount improved to 3-1 with a win over the visiting Eagles (2-2) in nonleague action. Rolando Upshaw had 126 yards on 12 carries. Millikan 19, Jordan 9 Zach Sullivan scored on a 25-yard pass from Santos Gonzalez in the third quarter to help seal the win as the Rams (2-2, 1-0) defeated the visiting Panthers (2-2, 0-1) in the Moore League opener for both schools. “It was a really exciting game,” Millikan coach Kirk Diego said. “We had some guys that really stepped up and our defense was tremendous tonight. I certainly hope we can build off this win but of course, we go up against Poly next week and they’re monsters.” Garfield 26, South Gate 21 Senior quarterback Daniel Kozasky threw touchdown passes to Manuel Rosales and Deandre Carter, but was tackled on the 1-yard line to end the game as the Rams (1-3-1, 0-1) fell short of victory in the Eastern League opener at Garfield (3-2, 1-0). Valley Christian 41, Montclair Prep 14 The combination of Steven Kruid and Shea Struiksma put on quite a show for the visiting Crusaders, as they connected for four scores as Valley Christian (3-1) scored in every quarter in a route. While Kruid, a senior, threw for 148 yards and five touchdowns (with six passes going to the junior Struiksma for 103 yards), senior Jason Chang racked up 113 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Bellflower 58, Cerritos 13 The Buccaneers exploded for 27 points in the third quarter and never looked back at home against the Dons. Senior running back Jeremy Avery carried the ball 19 times for 219 yard and two touchdowns (runs of 34 and 27), junior quarterback Reggie Williams completed 7 of 10 for 106 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran one in on a 17-yard keeper. Josh Thompson caught a 17-yard TD pass. San Pedro 28, Locke 21 Trailing 21-0 in the second quarter after Locke (2-2) returned a fumble for a score following a sack of San Pedro quarterback Jason Garneau, the Pirates (2-2) came all the way back thanks to three touchdown runs from senior fullback Devin Carter. Carter carried the ball 21 times for 86 yards and scored the game-winner with 4:40 remaining as San Pedro halted a two-game skid. Leuzinger 20, Carson 13 With only four of 22 starters returning from last season’s playoff team, the Colts made the wrong kind of history Friday, beginning their season 0-4 for the first time since 1965. Trailing 20-0 after three quarters, senior Derek Reed caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Lewis, who also scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak to begin a comeback. But when the Colts’ defense forced Leuzinger into a fourth-and-4 situation with less than two minutes remaining, a Carson linebacker jumped offsides and the penalty gave the Olympians the first down, enabling them to run out the clock. Huntington Park 41, Daniel Murphy 0 Senior quarterback Jonathan Ortiz completed 5-of-11 passes for 111 yards and threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Spartans went on to record a lopsided victory at home. Bell 41, South East 3 The Eagles (2-2, 1-0) gave the new kids on the block a real welcome to the Eastern League. Senior tailback Johnny Villaverde carried the ball 13 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns and senior quarterback David Cordova completed 11-of-14 passes for 185 yards, including two touchdowns to junior wide receivers Greggory Mead and Chris Iniquez. On the defensive side, Rafael Munoz had five solo tackles and five assists for Bell. Downey 36, Cypress 17 Junior quarterback Keith Shetler carried the ball nine times for 70 yards and scored two touchdowns, and junior running back Darren Tubbs had 11 carries for 84 yards and touchdown as the Vikings (3-1) won at home. Junior receiver Willie Bobbitt scored on 60-yard pass from senior quarterback Kyle Diaz. Calvary Chapel Downey 35, Capistrano Valley Christian 0 After watching the defense dominate the first half, the Grizzlies’ offense and special teams did their part in the second half, leading Calvary Chapel Downey (1-3) to a blowout on the road. Senior Michael Nuno ran for 171 yards and two TDs and Silvino Sanchez had 126 yards and a score. Joey Salamanca added a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! St. Paul 22, Banning 0 The Swordsmen dominated and cruised to a shutout victory over the visiting Pilots. St. Paul running back Nicolas Grigsby led the way with 233 yards on 16 carries and scored on runs of 86 and 18 yards. — Rudy J. Ramos Valencia 30, St. John Bosco 3 Wide receiver Donte Moss and tight end John Piraino, both seniors, each caught a pair of touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Austin Muhleka, who completed 6-of-11 attempts for 111 yards and four scores, and also kicked six PATs. Strong safety John Carcamo had 14 tackles and an interception for St. Anthony. If there is a patron saint of dominating football games, the St. Anthony High football team (4-0) has been under that wing the last three weeks. Senior running back Sidney Gonzalez ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the Saints to their third consecutive double-digit nonleague victory, this time against the visiting Fighting Frogs of Ribet Academy, 49-6.
Tags:#start#StartUp 101 sramana mitra Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… For this week’s One Million by One Million roundtable, we started off by announcing a new deal through which the 1M/1M-Persistent Systems partnership has decided to back Indian company, OrangeScape. So the first company I want to discuss today is OrangeScape, before I move on to today’s presenters. OrangeScape positions itself as an Application Platform As A Service (APaaS) provider, and has some marquee customers in India including Unilever, Citibank, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sterlite. They will now be leveraging the 1M/1M-Persistent channel to go to market in the United States.What caught my attention as I started working with OrangeScape is their proven ability to plug a distinct gap in Google’s enterprise solution. As you know, the Google productivity apps portfolio is getting very good traction within enterprises, and through our Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing series, we’ve heard from various CIOs who are moving from Lotus Notes or Microsoft Exchange to Google’s Office suite. One of the primary drivers of the switch is cost. A second is collaboration.Currently, when enterprises switch to Google’s productivity suite, they still need to make provisions to move the large portfolio of home grown long tail productivity apps that have been developed around the previous system – Lotus Notes or Microsoft Exchange. And in comes the Google App Engine as Google’s offering in this context.Well, it turns out that to port long tail productivity apps to Google’s App Engine is a somewhat cumbersome job, and requires a lot of custom development. Building new apps is also not as simple.Enter OrangeScape.The long tail apps can easily be ported to or developed on Google App Engine in a third of the time and cost using OrangeScape as an application platform. Voila, the entire productivity suite of an enterprise can become cloud-ready, quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively!I have long been a champion of Indian product companies, urging the entrepreneurs to think beyond labor arbitrage and outsourcing. Today, I am thrilled to see that OrangeScape is emerging as a promising player in the Indian startup firmament, and reaching for global market penetration.Multi Angular Force GeneratorNext, Paul Croskrey with OBM Global pitched the Multi Angular Force Generator (MAFG), an alternative energy startup aiming to provide off-grid power. The MAFG claims to create huge amounts of horsepower and torque, enough to drive the largest generators made today. The MAFG Thermal Reactors utilize thermal storage tanks heated to high temperatures to produce steam allowing it to run a variety to operations ranging from waste purification to running steam turbines making electricity.Paul says that he wants commercial operations to use this off-grid power supply, and help companies like Wal-Mart save costs. Wal-Mart, in fact, is interested in testing the module at one of their warehouses.Paul’s bottleneck, however, is validation. He needs some knowledgeable and credible people to validate that the technology for which OBM already has issued patents, works, or at least has the potential to work. No investment is possible without that validation, whether it is government grants (and there is quite a bit of that available for clean energy projects) or angel or venture capital. It is not possible for financial investors to gauge the viability of this technology without some help from scientists and researchers.I advised Paul to find a scientist with enough credibility in this field, and invite him/her as a cofounder / Chief Scientist. This is an essential step that will be necessary for Paul to take. It is squarely in his critical path, blocking all sorts of financing options, and unfortunately, he cannot really make progress with this venture without some external financing. It’s simply a capital-intensive business that needs money.MomaresFinally, Marcos Menendez presented Momares, a nifty piece of technology to help small businesses market themselves through coupons delivered through opt-in SMS subscriptions. For his go-to-market strategy, Marcos has identified the bowling center market. He says that bowling centers are a booming sector, but they have a very specific problem: they lack traffic during weekdays. Well, Marcos, using his technology, believes he can increase weekday utilization by 200% – a very bold and robust ROI value proposition. I asked him to create a couple of success stories to validate the assumptions, and then do a very focused PR campaign in the blowing center industry.Of course, the solution applies to a much broader set of small business customers, making this an attractive business opportunity. I recently did a story on 3CInteractive that has built a $40M business based on a similar value proposition, but catering to large enterprises.Someone from the audience asked how Momares differs from Groupon. Well, to get the discount on Groupon, consumers have to do some work – recruit other consumers – whereas Momares offers a straightforward opt-in coupon to your favorite business, whether it is a spa, a restaurant, or a bowling center.Bottom line, I like this business!You can listen to the recording of today’s roundtable here. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here.Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, an educational, business development and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Photo by ilco
Clayton Jacobs With the AR/VR sector attracting a significant amount of capital recently, the space has only begun to grow. Here’s a look at the 3 American AR/VR companies that received investment in August:ImmersvVenturebeat reported that Immersv raised $10.5m USD in a Series A for mobile advertising utilizing virtual reality as well as 360-degree mobile video. Immersv describes itself on its website as “…a virtual reality discovery and advertising platform, founded by the team that created the largest app distribution platform on Facebook and then again on iOS and Android.” This is the first public round of funding for the Los Angeles based company which a roster that isn’t kidding about its team’s experience. See also: What Facebook’s F8 AR/VR announcements mean for marketersMany of the team members at Immersv, including its co-founder and CEO Mihir Shah, are ex-employees of Tapjoy. Tapjoy is another U.S.-based company that provides monetization services for the largest advertisers and mobile app developers. Its services currently reach over 500 million users, so this team knows how to create something viral. The advertising space needs to constantly be changing their business models as the way people consume content is never stale. For the next way of VR content, look to Immersv for monetization.Sliver.tvTechcrunch reported that Sliver.tv raised $9.8m USD in Series A led by Danhua Capital to continue developing virtual reality viewing experiences for e-sports fans. According to Sliver.tv’s own website its primary product “is a platform to record, view, and stream top eSports games in fully immersive, 360° cinematic VR video”. Coincidentally, the Head of Product for Sliver.tv, Ryan Nichols, is actually the co-founder of Tapjoy, so he must be quite familiar with the folks over at Immersv. The platform allows viewers to be placed in the center of the action side-by-side with their favorite e-sports athletes, an experience that can’t be replicated nearly as simply with standard offline sports. Sliver.tv has been having a very successful year starting off with signing deals with ESL & Dreamhack, large organizers of e-sports tournaments in America and Europe, to be partnered for 14 full-scale events. Given that the two co-founders are Chinese along with Danhua Capital being a Chinese/American VC fund, it is possible that this newly raised money could be invested into a Chinese market expansion given it’s the largest one in the world for e-sports.MatterportPR Newswire reported that Matterport raised $5m USD in a strategic investment from Ericsson Ventures. This was by no means a growth round for Matterport as it has already raised over $60m USD in last four years after going through Y Combinator in Fall 2012. Matterport has created a platform that is designed to quickly understand 3D spaces and render a digital model that is viewable in 2D, 3D, mobile and VR. See also: Eye tracking in AR/VR — the promise and the perilsAccording to the PR Newswire report, over 550,000 spaces have been made into digital models accumulating a total of more than 220 million views from all around the world. Ericsson Ventures made the investment to work with Matterport in developing its next generation of products. These products would use its existing library of data and machine learning to create artificial intelligence that could potentially automatically design, correct, or create 3D models on its own according to Matterport CEO, Bill Brown. Unfortunately it is unknown whether any ex-Tapjoy employees work at Matterport or not. How AR and VR Will Enhance Customer Experience Tags:#AR#Augmented Reality#Immersv#Internet of thngs#IoT#Matterport#Sliver.tv#virtual reality#VR How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your… Few Industries will not be Transformed by AR an… Related Posts AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging …
In 2015, music artist John Legend began a “nationwide listening and learning tour”, visiting actors on both sides of the prison fence to properly examine what he calls the USA’s “prison problem”, which includes mass incarceration and a so-called school-to-prison pipeline.Although the tour is expected to continue for some time, Legend took the opportunity earlier this year to give a TED talk sharing what he has learned thus far. He says a positive future outcome is all about transformation through redemption, “giving hope to those who want to create a better life after serving their time.”Redemption needs to come, however, at the beginning of an inmate’s sentence, says Legend, with rehabilitation as a core value. Freedom is a matter of the mind, which can be experienced even behind bars when one experiences forgiveness, he says, when “we believe that our failings don’t define who we are, that we are all worthy of redemption.”Legend takes to heart the line ‘Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery’ from Bob Marley’s Redemption Song. “What would it look like if we intervened with love and compassion as core values?” says Legend. “We would have a society that is safer, healthier and worthy of raising our children in.”Copyright ©2016Look to the Stars
SAINTS beat Huddersfield 66-14 to get in to playoff contention writes Graham Henthorne.A poor first half display culminating in just a six point lead at the break saw the Saints play off hopes hanging by a thread.But nine tries in a majestic forty minutes crushed the Giants and put the Saints in command of their own destiny.In the opening stanza the Saints were a little guilty of believing their own publicity. Two tries in the first five minutes, the first a stretch from Joe Greenwood straight from the kick off after Lee Gaskell had put Scott Hale down the short side, and the second a hit and spin from Carl Forster gave the Saints a false sense of security.The Giants hit back with a chip over the defence and then kept the Saints pinned on their own line for three sets of six. Credit the defence again, however, as it didn’t buckle but forced the error and then progressed down field only for Forster to be denied by Gaskell’s forward pass.The big prop got what would have been his hat-trick try on the next set with another hit and spin over.Once again the Saints were guilty of spilling possession and the Giants pulled closer punishing a Saints knock on.Coach Talbot reminded the Saints at the break of all the hard work of the previous five weeks that was being thrown away at present and called for a big improvement. And that was exactly what he got as the real Saints took the field and steamrollered the Giants into submission.Aggressive defence forced the Giants to knock on on their own 20 and from the scrum Alex Trumper went through the line feeding it wide to Dan Brotherton for the score.From the kick off the Saints went back to back. Good drives from Scott Hale and Forster drove the team downfield and on the last Ben Karalius’ pin point high ball was knocked back in the air by Brotherton for Trumper to touch down.Gaskell treated us to a wonderful piece of slight of hand for Hale’s first as looking wide along the line he slipped a peach of a short pass to Hale who beat the full back to the line.Gaskell then scored himself dummying the kick on the last before feeding Nathan Ashe and then taking the return ball.Hale got his second after Ashe broke the line, then Ashe managed to score himself piercing the defence yet again.Josh Jones got a well deserved try pouncing on a Giants knock on, Anthony Walker charged over at the sticks and Ashe finished the scoring with his second winning the race to a loose ball.The Giants got a consolation try at the final whistle which tarnished slightly what had been a dominant half of rugby.Starting his first game Aaron McCluskey was too big a handful for the Giants to contain and teamed with Forster, Walker and the robot wrecking ball that is Jordan Hand the Saints have a quartet of forwards to match any. Couple that with second rows like Hale and Greenwood and halves of the calibre of Gaskell, Karalius and Ashe and the Saints are a force to be reckoned with.A win against the City Reds in ten days time and the play offs are a reality and the Saints will be a team very few will choose to face.The Saints would like to extend their best wishes for a swift recovery to Assistant Coach Mick Oxley who is recuperating from surgery. A task no doubt made much easier with the knowledge that his charges are continuing his good work.Match Summary:Huddersfield:Tries: Matt Dawson, Freddy Walker, Perry Whiteley.Goals: Greg McNally.St Helens:Tries: Nathan Ashe 2, Lee Gaskell, Josh Jones, Dan Brotherton, Carl Forster 2, Scott Hale 2, Joe Greenwood, Alex Trumper, Anthony Walker.Goals: Ian Cross, Tommy Johnson 3, Lee Gaskell 5.Half Time: 16-10Full Time: 66-14Teams:Huddersfield:1. Elliot Gorman; 5. Jake Shoal, 3. Chris Clark, 4. Matt Dawson, 2. Freddy Walker; 6. Ben Whitehead, 7. Greg McNally; 8. Adam Walker, 9. Owain Griffiths, 10. Dave Orwell, 11. Joe Fox, 12. Jamie Cording, 13. Aaron Briggs. Subs: 14. Perry Whiteley, 15. Tom Hall, 16. Ross Peltier, 17. Ian Davies.Saints:1. Nathan Ashe; 2. Tommy Johnson, 3. Josh Jones, 4. Ian Cross, 5. Dan Brotherton; 6. Lee Gaskell, 7. Ben Karalius; 16. Aaron McCluskey, 9. Aaron Lloyd, 10. Carl Forster, 11. Scott Hale, 12. Joe Greenwood, 13. Danny Jones. Subs: 14. Marcus Baines, 15. Alex Trumper, 8. Anthony Walker, 17. Jordan Hand.