The Ones That Got Away: A quick look at the unsold players after the…

first_imgAdvertisement 684119NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4dji4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qrufiWould you ever consider trying this?😱t94m0xCan your students do this? 🌚8kpuwRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2020 IPL Auctions managed to carve a niche after shattering a slew of records which was highlighted with Kolkata Knight Riders’ acquisition of Pat Cummins for a sum of Rs 15.5 Cr. As with every deed, there’s always the other side of the coin with the crop of unsold players constituting this one. Advertisement Advertisement With the franchises opting for explosive batsmen, the non-T20 specialists were left behind which included Cheteshwar Pujara and Manoj Tiwary. While explosive overseas openers fetched a lot of sum, names such as Evin Lewis and Martin Guptill found no suitors.The franchises put all their balls in the basket comprising of the big-name bowlers which left a slew of talented bowlers without a franchise. The unsold bowlers include New Zealand duo of Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi, leg-spinners such as Adam Zampa, Hayden Walsh. Last season’s find Alzarri Joseph too did not find any bids for him. The other notable unsold players include Kulwant Khejroliya, Muztafizur Rahman, Liam Plunkett, and Vinay Kumar.Advertisement Wicket-keepers were an area which most of the franchises were already comfortably poised with, which is why there was no surprise regarding the unsold list of wicket-keeper batsmen. Heinrich Klassen, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naman Ojha, Kusal Perera, and Shai Hope were some of the high profile names that remained unsold.IPL veteran Yusuf Pathan remained without a franchise while Colin de Grandhomme and Stuart Binny are also set to miss the 13th edition of the IPL. West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, New Zealand’s explosive Colin Munro, Ben Cutting, and Jason Holder also returned empty-handed at the auction pool.Here is the entire list of Unsold Players:Unsold PlayersBatsmenPlayersBase PriceHanuma Vihari50 LCheteshwar Pujara50 LManjot Kalra20 LHarpreet Bhatia20 LRohan Kadam20 LEvin Lewis1 CRManoj Tiwary50 LColin Ingram50 LMartin Guptill1 CRBowlersPlayersBase PriceTim Southee1 CRIsh Sodhi75 LAdam Zampa1.5 CRHayden Walsh50 LZahir Khan50 LKulwant Khejroliya20 LRiley Meredith40 LK. C. Cariappa20 LMidhun Sudhesan20 LNoor Ahmad30 LAnrich Nortje50 LBarinder Sran50 LMark Wood50 LAlzarri Joseph50 LMustafizur Rahman1 CRAdam Milne50 LRahul Shukla20 LSean Abbott75 LMatt Henry50 LKuldeep Sen20 LJames Pattinson1 CRLiam Plunkett1 CRNathan Ellis20 LKesrick Williams50 LVaibhav Arora20 LSaurabh Dubey20 LR Vinay Kumar1 CR WicketkeepersPlayersBase PriceHeinrich Klaasen50 LMushfiqur Rahim75 LNaman Ojha50 LKusal Perera50 LShai Hope50 LKedar Devdhar20 LK S Bharat20 LAnkush Bains20 LVishnu Vinod20 LNikhil Naik20 LAryan Juyal20 L All-roundersPlayersBase PriceYusuf Pathan1 CRColin de Grandhomme75 LStuart Binny50 LDaniel Sams20 LShahrukh Khan20 LCarlos Brathwaite50 LAndile Phehlukwayo50 LColin Munro1 CRRishi Dhawan50 LBen Cutting75 LAyush Badoni20 LPravin Dubey20 LShams Mulani1 CRJason Holder75 LIsuru Udana50 LSumit Kumar20 LYudhvir Charak20 LSujit Nayak20 LGeorge Garton20 L Read Also:Quick Buck: Pat Cummins becomes the most expensive foreign signing during IPL 2020 auctionIPL 2020 Auction: All the players picked up by the teams and their prices Advertisementlast_img read more

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RB Grassroots Relief Group Grows Larger with Each Day

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnRED BANK – What began as a small group of friends and colleagues getting together to help their neighbors has grown in less than one week’s time to something they hope will become a national, perhaps an international, relief agency.Sounds to Go, 21 E. Front St., Red Bank has been the headquarters for Rebuild, Recover, a grassroots relief agency formed Nov. 1 in the aftermath of the storm.It was Thursday, Nov. 1 when Mike Hernandez, owner of Sounds to Go at 21 E. Front St., got together with David Cruse, Luke Ditella, Melissa Dilger, Anthony Setaro and Ashley George and decided that they needed to help those around them recover from the devastation that hit the area in the form of Super Storm Sandy.By Tuesday, they had accepted mountains of donations and dispatched them to the hard-hit areas where warm clothing, water, food, toiletries, pet food and other items were most needed.The group’s founders have deemed the effort “Rebuild, Recover.” They are working on their network of friends and contacts in the music business and other areas of entertainment to gather supplies and support. Several fundraisers were being planned.Tuesday afternoon, the group was preparing to post its first public service announcement from Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, Ditella said.“It’s getting bigger and bigger each day. It’s gone far beyond what we could imagine,” said Hernandez, who called it “an eye-opening experience.”“Basically, it started with the six of us wanting to bring supplies where they were needed,” Ditella said. “After the first three hours, it grew to 40 volunteers … Every day it has grown about 1,000 percent. Now celebrities and large corporations are contacting us to send things.“That instinct for humans to help one another isn’t as gone as people think it is,” he said.They also have gone in less than a week from making large truckload drops of donated goods to a more pinpointed system of getting specifically needed goods to specific groups of people or individuals. They have outfitted people, who have requested certain sizes, with clothing, including a man who was photographed carrying his few belongings out of Sea Bright immediately following the storm. His photo was on the cover of the Nov. 2 edition of the Two River TimesTM, Hernandez said.A sign on the business’ huge windows, affixed to the glass with bright blue tape, says “Hurricane Relief Donations Accepted Here.”The operation is set up in the Sounds to Go storefront on East Front Street. Since it opened, a steady stream of cars has pulled up to the curb. The donors are met by a greeter on the sidewalk and volunteers quickly unload the vehicle. The items are brought into the store, sorted in the front by another crew and then packaged in black plastic bags for immediate distribution by volunteers with trucks or cars.They are being assisted by the Surfers Environmental Alliance, Clean Ocean Action and scores of young volunteers who contact different area social service agencies, emergency management offices and other organizations to see what those who have lost their homes and livelihoods need. They also have partnered with Move for Hunger.The front reception desk of Sounds to Go is populated by people with laptops who were spreading the word about the effort and enlisting the aid of those who can help through social media.The use of social media has been an important tool to assist in letting people know about Rebuild, Recover. The founders have received messages from across the country, as far as Hawaii, and around the world from Australia.The founders are continuing to help those in the region but also are looking forward to widening their reach and eventually establishing a national or even global relief operation.They hope to become a registered nonprofit charitable organization.“When your heart is in the right place, this is what can happen,” Ditella said.last_img read more

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Taste of the Town

first_imgRED BANK – The Count Basie is working up quite an “Appetite.”Come September, the Monmouth Street performing arts center will be serving a delicious four-day festival of gastronomic greatness sprinkled with celebrity chefs, a generous portion of tastings, talks and films and a full helping of children’s activities.“Appetite: A Gastronomic Experience” will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 8, and should appeal to everyone from true foodies to those who just like to eat.The event will kick off on 8 p.m. Thursday with an on­stage interview and a question-and-answer session with Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa, moderated by Teresa Politano.Anne BurrellFriday chef Anne Burrell takes to the main stage at 8 p.m. and Saturday night chef Joe Bastianich will be appearing with special guest Victor Rallo. Both the Burrell and Bastianich appearances will involve cooking. Bastianich is expected to hold a penna pasta “throw down” challenge between Rallo and Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna with the celebrity chef deciding whose plates win.During the day on Sat­urday, a variety of food purveyors, including Carton Brewing, Sugarush, Destina­tion Dogs, East Coast Oyster Farm, Seven Arrows Farm and mixologist Lauren Davis, will hold “taste and talk” events at a variety of locations within the Count Basie Theatre complex, plus food trucks, craft beers and live music will be located on the theater patio and adjacent lot.Sunday afternoon will feature the food trucks, beer tastings and live music plus additional taste and talk events, a bourbon tasting and a tasting and showcasing of some exquisite Italian wines.Four food-featuring films will be shown on the main stage with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 version) and Sideways presented on Saturday afternoon and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Big Night on Sunday afternoon.Ina GartenThe Sunday events will coincide with Red Bank’s Fall Street Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during which Broad and Monmouth streets will be closed to traffic. Food vendors, crafts people, music, rides, games and other activities will be featured that day.The four days of “Appetite” came together shortly after the Count Basie Theatre’s CEO arrived last fall.“Right when I arrived – and I got here just a couple of days before Sandy – one of the things we talked about as a team was how do we shift the focus of The Basie,” Adam Philipson said.The team talked at length about how the theater could not only continue presenting events and performances but also focus on its community outreach and educational components. “Sandy was the perfect beginning and opportunity for us because we were able to do four or six major fundraisers – and raised about $400,000 – for some of the nonprofits in this community and hard-hit areas here.”Discussions continued with staff on how the theater’s programs could continue that outreach “through jazz and other types of performing and visual and culinary arts – and ‘Appetite’ came out of that,” Philipson said. We said, “what if we could do a three-, four-day festival but very different than the typical food festival? … We wanted it to be about showing the art form and that fit in well with a performing arts center.“We wanted to anchor it with the celebrity chefs but we also wanted to add more behind the scenes with mixologists and the history and the art form.“It’s something new for us,” he said. “We are getting a lot of interest.”Theater officials are excited that they will be able to offer event-goers with a wide range of food topics, flavors and the opportunity to talk to purveyors about their business and their products. The food makers and distributors will be able to “tell you the history of their business and how they do what they do so uniquely,” Philipson said.The idea of a food festival seemed like a natural fit for the area.“First off, we’re all foodies,” Philipson said. “Second­ly, we live in Red Bank and Red Bank is known for it’s gastronomic activity. We also know that we have a younger community and a real diverse community.“Our feeling is let’s do something that complements what’s here,” he said.The idea is for people to go to the daytime events at the Count Basie Theatre and then go out for dinner atarea restaurants before coming back for the nighttime headliners, he said. “This is about supporting what’s here and adding more focus to an already culinary-focused town.”The food theme also cuts across all age groups and is “very social,” said Diana St. John, the theater’s marketing director. “That’s what it’s all about. It’s getting people here to talk about it.”Tickets range in price from $10 for admission to the food truck court and patio to a $415 VIP package that includes the admission to all Appetite events, including the celebrity chef talks plus the opportunity to meet and greet them.Tickets and additional information are available on the Count Basie Theatre website at www.countbasietheatre.org or by calling 732-842-9000 or visiting the 99 Monmouth St. box office. By Michele J. KuhnTheater to host four-day food festivallast_img read more

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Rebels, Aynsley spoil the Civic Centre’s 75th Birthday Bash

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsMaybe it’s a good thing the Nelson Leafs don’t play any of their games in the Civic Centre Arena.Ryan Aynsley rained on the 75th anniversary gala by scoring three times to lead the Castlegar Rebels to a convincing 5-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the Civic Centre Arena.The contest was played in former home to the Heritage City franchise as part of a 75th anniversary party to honour the grand old lady.“This was just an old fashion spanking tonight,” said a beleaguered Leaf coach Chris Shaw, searching for any explanation for Saturday night’s showing.The loss was the first in six meetings for the Leafs, 7-3 in its last 10 games.It was evident from the opening face off the Leafs were in tough against the Murdoch Division power. Maybe it was the fact Castlegar was trounced 7-3 Friday in Osoyoos by the Coyotes. Whatever the reason the Rebels were in an ugly mood and jumped all over the home side, out shooting Nelson 17-4 in the opening frame. “It was a lot of fun playing in front of a lot of people,” said Aynsley, adding to his KIJHL scoring lead with a Pierre Mcguire four-point Monster Night performance. “We were pumped up too. We knew coming into this rink that it was going to be different for (Nelson) also. We just worked hard and played a simple game and took it from there.”Despite controlling the play, Aynsley, who made his last game with Castlegar a memorable one, was the only goal scorer of the first period. Aynsley now joins Trail Smoke Eaters of the B.C. Hockey League for the remainder of the junior hockey season.Castlegar had plenty of chances to increase the lead — especially late in the period when Colton Malmsten wallpapered Rebel forward Diego Bartlett to into the boards. Malmsten was whistled for a five-minute major by referee Mike Page.During the penalty kill Gavin Currie was hit with a two-minute minor for tripping giving Castlegar a five-on-three advantage.Nelson weathered the storm to get out of the period.Castlegar took a 2-0 three minutes into the second when Anthony Delong scored an unassisted marker. Then it was Castlegar’s turn to play undisciplined hockey, earning the visitors six consecutive minor penalties.However, it was Aynsley that would do the scoring, as the speedy forward out skated Riley Henderson to the puck before snapping a high shot past Marcus Beesley in the Nelson nets.Nelson had a chance to get back in the game with a two-man advantage late in the period. But Andrew Walton stood tall in the Castlegar nets to deny the Leaf shooters.“When you have an opportunity on a five-on-three, you’ve got to bury those chances,” Shaw said when asked if this was a turning point in the game. “Especially with the way the momentum was going in the second period.”“I told the guys the Hockey Gods are looking at us right now and here’s your chance get back into the game . . .. It was a matter of execution and our big guns didn’t executive today,” he added.Defenceman Erik Alden and Aynsley, with a solo effort in the slot area in front of Beesley, completed the scoring in the third for Castlegar.Andrew Walton turned aside 12 pucks in the period for a game total of 25 shots as Nelson tried desperately to a least spoil the shutout.ICE CHIPS: The weekend was not a complete waste for Nelson, which edged Spokane 3-2 in overtime Friday night at the NDCC Arena. Former Braves Joel Stewart scored the winner. . . . Leaf center Gavin Currie has his three-game point streak snapped Saturday. During the three games Currie registered eight points and over a nine-game span had 17 points. . . .Nelson played the contest with only four defenceman as Braeden Hikichi was a game time scratch due to sickness. Forward Brennan Foreman took a few shifts on the blueline in the third period for Nelson. Rearguards Raymond Reimer and Walker Sidoni did not play due to injury. . . . The Leafs continue to struggle against Murdoch Division opponents. Nelson is 7-10 on the season against divisional rivals and has yet to defeat the two powers in the Murdoch, Castlegar and Beaver Valley. Fourth-place Nelson, 15-12, is 8-2 outside the Murdoch. . . .Leaf rookie Adam Wheeldon did not play Saturday after suffering a concussion during Friday’s game against Spokane. Wheeldon, still experiencing headaches Saturday, says he does not remember leaving the ice and expects to be out of the lineup for two to three weeks. . . .Leaf forward Tanner Burns has left the team due to personal reasons. GM Chris Shaw said he will attempt to trade Burns to a team closer to his home in Vernon.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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The Nelson Leafs ready for the Posse to arrive

first_imgBut wins in four straight games has the coaching staff pretty happy about the direction of the Green and White.“This is a young team,” said McLellan. “We expecting it to take time for the defence to settle in and learn how to play Junior hockey. We’re getting much better in all aspects of the game so we’re pretty happy with the direction we’re going.”No luck Miller If Leaf captain Rayce Miller didn’t have bad luck he’d wouldn’t have any luck at all.Miller will miss Saturday’s game against Princeton after taking a puck to the face Sunday against North Okanagan Knights.Miller had some dental work and mouth surgery this week.Miller has had a tough start to the season.The Arizona native started the season recovering from Plantar fasciitis, an injury that limited off-season training.The injury kept Miller out of the lineup before being cleared to play a few games into the season.However, McLellan knows first hand the skill of Miller and is hoping early season injury bug goes away so the Leaf counterman can return to his all-star self.Showcasing Nelson Minor Hockey ChampsBefore the game, the Leafs will host the two West Kootenay Minor Hockey Champions from Nelson.The Bantam House and Peewee House champs from 2015 will be in the building, skating a victory lap on the ice before Saturday’s game. Riding a four-game winning streak the Nelson Leafs roll out the red carpet for the Princeton Posse in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The 9-5 Leafs, third in Murdoch Division standings, host a struggling Posse currently treading water in a seven-game losing streak.Ironically, the last time Princeton won a game was in late September when the Posse defeated was the Nelson Leafs.“Give them credit, they played a good game although I thought the score wasn’t indicative of the game,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan of the 6-2 loss September 25 in Princeton.“But we expecting a good game (against Princeton).”“When a team is struggling, and we’ve had a rash of teams playing us, they find ways not to lose,” McLellan added. “So we expect a tough game Saturday against Princeton.”The Leafs won twice last weekend, scoring just enough times to know off 4-9 Grand Forks and 3-10-0-0-1 North Okanagan.Leafs rocky start all but a distant memoryA quarter of the way into the season, the Leafs are on a bit of a roll after a rollercoaster start.last_img read more

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What’s Wrong With Shipping Container Housing? Everything.

first_imgWhat’s wrong with shipping container buildings? Nothing, if they’re used for the right purpose.For a temporary facility, where an owner desires the shipping container aesthetic, they can be a good fit. (Look, I’ve even done a container project!) For sites where on-site construction is not feasible or desirable, fitting a container out in the factory can be a sensible option, even though you’ll still have to do things like pour foundations on site. It probably won’t save you any money over conventional construction (and very well might cost more), but it can solve some other problems.The place where containers really don’t make any sense is housing. I know you’ve seen all the proposals, often done with a humanitarian angle (building slum housing, housing for refugees, etc.) that promise a factory-built “solution” to the housing “problem,” but often positioned as a luxury product as well. This post on ArchDaily got me started on a Twitter rant about the unsuitability of containers for these projects, and the larger trend of online design publications not bothering to ask any questions and run these press releases as “news.” Not to mention the architects themselves presenting this idea as a feasible solution to a major problem. A short list of why this won’t work1. Housing is usually not a technology problemAll parts of the world have vernacular housing, and it usually works quite well for the local climate. There are certainly places with material shortages, or situations where factory built housing might be appropriate — especially when an area is recovering from a disaster. In this case prefab buildings would make sense. But doing them in containers does not.2. If you are going through the trouble of building in factory, why not build to a dimension that is appropriate for human habitation?With only 7 feet clear inside a built-out container, you are left with the building code minimum room width as your typical condition. It’s hardly an ideal width, and it is not difficult to ship wider modular units: modular home builders do it all the time.3. InsulationAll surfaces of the container need to be insulated, and this means either building a new set of walls on the inside or outside of the container. If walls are furred out on the interior, this is convenient for plumbing and electrical lines but it narrows the usable space of an already small box. It also allows for a huge amount of thermal bridging unless the floor is built up with insulation on the inside (which brings up a host of other problems). If the exterior is insulated it no longer looks like a container, and then you have to pay to clad the entire thing over the insulation. In either scenario you’re duplicating all of the walls that you started with. Improper insulation will result in heavy condensation on the inside of the metal exterior walls.4. StructureYou’ve seen the proposals with cantilevers everywhere. Containers stacked like Lego building blocks, or with one layer perpendicular to the next. Architects love stuff like this, just like they throw around usually misleading/meaningless phrases like “kit of parts.” Guess what — the second you don’t stack the containers on their corners, the structure that is built into the containers needs to be duplicated with heavy steel reinforcing. The rails at the top and the roof of the container are not structural at all (the roof of a container is light gauge steel, and will dent easily if you step on it). If you cut openings in the container walls, the entire structure starts to deflect and needs to be reinforced because the corrugated sides act like the flange of beam and once big pieces are removed, the beam stops working. All of this steel reinforcing is very expensive, and it’s the only way you can build a “double-wide.”5. StackingOne recent competition boasted that because containers can be stacked nine high, concrete floors could be provided every 9th floor with stacks of containers in between. That load still needs to travel down through the building, and still then requires columns. Those floors every ninth floor need to hold the entire weight of nine stories of building above, which makes it dubious that you’d really be saving much on structure. The foundation also needs to be built similarly to a “regular” site-built building, and this is one of the most expensive pieces. Stacking also requires a large crane and an area for staging the prefabricated container modules, which can be hard to arrange on a dense urban infill site.6. Utilities and mechanical systemsIn a large building, you’ll still need a lot of space to run utilities. Because of the problems with insulation mentioned above, you will need to install a very robust HVAC system to heat and cool the building (that Mumbai tower would literally be a deathtrap without cooling). You will have a hard time taking advantage of passive strategies like thermal mass if you maintain the container aesthetic. You’ll also end up with low ceilings, as even high cube containers are only 9-foot-6 in overall exterior height, so any ductwork or utilities start cutting in to headroom.7. RecyclingPart of the container narrative is that it’s “green” because we have a surplus of containers that can be reused. This is somewhat true, but in reality many existing container projects use brand new containers from China (which are still very cheap to buy). Used containers need to be thoroughly cleaned because there is a risk they may have been used to transport something toxic in the past.What you get with a container is cheap structure, if you can use the box basically as is. As soon as you remove anything (including the ends) you need to hire welders and buy steel. Architecture is more than structure, though, and structure on its own is not particularly expensive, especially when you are building a space as small as a shipping container, so the savings here are minimal. Relatively untrained people can build a room that size of simple wood framing in a day without needing to rent a crane or learning how to weld for about the same cost (or less) than buying a used container. Competition winner GA Designs had proposed the shipping container skyscraper as a solution to slum housing conditions in India. There are a number of glaring problems with this idea (some of which Llyod Alter takes on in a post on Treehugger). RELATED ARTICLES center_img Shipping Containers Turned Into ApartmentsMaison Idekit: The Container Home Evolves Q&A: Is Warren Thatcher’s “Build a container home” guide worthwhile? Q&A: Can I build a Passivhaus using recycled shipping containers? Q&A: What kind of insulation would you recommend for a 20′ shipping container being renovated into a home/studio space?Q&A: Low carbon and low cost? Planterwald Mark Hogan is an architect and the principal of OpenScope Studio in San Francisco. This post originally appeared at his website Markasaurus.last_img read more

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Dell’s Private Little Company Is Crazy… Like A Fox

first_imgbrian proffitt Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Charles Foster Kane dreamed of Rosebud; Michael Dell yearned for his old company back. Yesterday, one of them got his wish, when it was announced that Dell Inc. shareholders would be returning the company to Dell’s ownership on Nov. 1.Seven months, $25 billion and dealing with Carl Ichan may seem like a lot to pay for a company that primarily makes PCs in a market that is seeing a dwindling of PC sales—especially the Icahn part—but by convincing Dell’s shareholders to sell their stock back to him and his investor partner Silver Lake Partners, Dell may have done the best thing to keep his company alive.That may not seem readily apparent if you listened to Dell CFO Brian Gladden’s remarks in yesterday’s call announcing the news. Gladden stated that Dell Inc. would pretty much stay the course, start to invest more heavily in enterprise software and services, such as cloud computing, and keep on making PCs and “other end-user computing devices”—what we call tablets.On first pass, it sounds like Dell Inc. wants to become more like competitors Hewlett-Packard and IBM (though the latter sent its desktop business off to China’s Lenovo years ago). Which sounds a little nuts. Even if you put aside the heavy competition that these companies will bring to Dell (and, really, you can’t), Dell is focusing on a sector that is at best in flux right now, as consumerization of enterprise IT continues apace, and at worst in some peril, as trust issues regarding cloud computing are still being sorted out by companies in the wake of the NSA leaks.But on further review, it may be that Dell is in the best shape moving forward precisely because of those potential hurdles.The truth is, selling to the enterprise is no longer an easy game of checking off an order with “how many servers do you need?” and “You want desktops with that order?” IT is changing at a deep fundamental level, and IT administrators in the enterprise (and nearly every size of business, for that matter) are trying to figure out what to do.Because of that uncertainty, you see software and hardware companies forced to adjust to market conditions at a pace that some would consider break-neck at times. That’s because, as mostly public companies, they must do everything they can to make money or stem the flow of losing money.Public companies, because of their responsibilities to their shareholders, can only afford to take a certain amount of risk before they have to cut their losses and move on to another plan. This is why we see drastic moves like Microsoft becoming a “devices and services” company and more subtle moves like Google’s infamous Fall and Spring cleanings to axe cloud services that people might love but aren’t making the company any money.But, as a private company, Dell may very well be in a position to take those risks and stick with them. Here’s one hypothetical: if everyone in the hardware market wants to put their eggs in the tablet basket (Dell included), they can, but if tablets somehow fail in the enterprise sector, then the public companies would likely drop their tablet products like hot potatoes. Dell, in theory, could stay the course, slowly and steadily filling orders for businesses that can make business use of the tablets, and innovating their tablet line to something that gets it right.This example might play out, because for public companies, the definition of failure is usually “it’s not making us truckloads of money right now.” Public companies have less patience, because their shareholders do. A private company could take the risk and go for the longer play.It may not be in tablets; it might be in PCs. In fact, I think ultimately PCs will be a good run for Dell Inc., as I remain convinced there will be a bottom to this PC decline, if only because some people have to get some work done. In their quests to bringing in the bucks, Dell’s competition might let their PC efforts slide, leaving more chances for Dell to capture more of a market that will never truly evaporate.Whatever it is, Dell should be able to take its time and figure it out.Is going private the be-all-end-all for Dell Inc.? No, because they could still make bonehead moves and drive themselves into the ground. But with more time and freedom to plan, they may have a better shot to react to this IT market than their competition. Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#dell#PCs#tablets last_img read more

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Suspended BJD leader joins BJP

first_imgSuspended Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and former Lok Sabha member from Koraput, Jayaram Pangi, joined the BJP here on Tuesday.Mr. Pangi, who was suspended from BJD after the recent panchayat polls over “anti-party activities”, joined the BJP in the presence of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and others. Former Congress leader Giridhar Gamang, who had joined the BJP two nearly two years ago, was also present.While Mr. Pradhan said that Mr. Pangi joining the BJP will be a boost to the party in tribal-dominated areas, senior BJD leader from Koraput, Rabi Narayan Nand, said it will not make any difference to his party.Murder caseMr. Pangi’s name had figured in the case relating to the murder of primary school teacher Itishree Pradhan at Tikiri in Rayagada district in 2013. The BJD had denied a party ticket to the tribal leader in 2014 elections Meanwhile, a tweet by Baijayant Panda, BJD MP from Kendrapara, created a flutter in political circles during the day. “One gone yesterday, another today. Yet when I cautioned last week, was contradicted. Now large sections unrepresented, resentment everywhere,” he tweeted. He was referring to BJD leader Amar Nayak joining the BJP in Jajpur district on Monday and Mr. Pangi joining the saffron party on Tuesday.Reacting to Mr. Panda’s tweet, BJD spokesman Pratap Keshari Deb said the MP should have asked the BJP how they accepted Mr. Pangi, whom they had accused of having a role behind the killing of Itishree Pradhan. “The BJP was accusing the BJD of shielding Mr. Pangi in the murder case, but how did they accept him now,” he asked.last_img read more

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LINEBREAK Special Offer

first_imgRelated Fileslinebreak_edm_v6-pdfRelated LinksLINEBREAK Offer NRL Touch Football’s official compression partner, LINEBREAK, is pleased to announce that the Touch Football Australia range of product is available online now. To view the product range, please click on the following link – http://www.linebreak.com.au/TFA-Compression-Range-s/1839.htm. Enter your unique code TFA25 at the cart to apply your TFA member pricing discount.Benefits of LINEBREAK Compression;·         Graduated compression increases blood circulation and allows muscle recovery post exercise·         Moisture management·         Antibacterial properties·         UPF50+ Sun protection·         Flatlock seams to reduce chafing for greater comfort·         Knitted waistband for ultimate support and comfortStay tuned to the TFA website for more great deals from LINEBREAK. last_img read more

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Video: Ohio State Released An Awesome Highlight Video Of Its Sugar Bowl Win vs. Alabama

first_imgohio state players defend alabama's hail mary attemptNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Tyvis Powell #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes intercepts a ball in the fourth quarter during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Want to relive Ohio State’s Sugar Bowl victory against Alabama, Buckeye fans?Now you can. Ohio State football’s video production staff has created an awesome highlight video of the Buckeyes’ 42-35 upset victory over the then-No. 1 Crimson Tide on Jan. 1. Check it out:last_img

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