No big moves in transfer window

first_imgLocal football’s transfer window closed at midnight last night, but with the Red Stripe Premier League set to begin in little over a week, many of the anticipated big moves did not happen.There were unconfirmed reports that Rivoli United’s Corey Burke and Kemar Beckford would be joining their former coach, Calvert Fitzgerald, at Waterhouse. Montego Bay United were said to be very keen to acquire the services of last season’s topscorer, Craig Foster of Reno, and there was even talk of Tivoli star man, Keammar Daley, training with Harbour View but despite all the rumours, none of those big moves materialised.Cavalier were the busiest in the window with six acquisitions. The Rudolph Speid-coached team finished ninth with the second-best defensive record last season, and they have added more steel to their back line after contracting experienced goaltender Carlloyd Walters from Boys’ Town and imposing defender Shawn Lawes from Barbican.The club has also drafted in former Tivoli and Boys’ Town striker Owen Powell to bolster their attack. They have also signed Kaheem Parris from Time and Patience, Romario Sterling from Dela Vega City, and Brown’s Town’s Akeem Christie.Boys’ Town were the biggest losers in the window, with four seasoned campaigners leaving the club. Apart from selling Walters and Powell to Cavalier, they traded promising defender Hugh Evans and midfielder Jason Jackson to Harbour View.New playersPortmore United, who are making a return to the top flight after one season, only added two players to their roster. They are midfield general Andrew Christie, who returns to the club after spending last season at Barbican, and Paul Shaven Sean, who also joined from Barbican.UWI made one of the biggest deals when they signed Rivoli striker Jason Greenland. The striker has shown a lot of promise over the past few seasons and will be a good asset to his new club. The other signee is Stephen Lowe from Cedar Grove.Waterhouse’s only acquisition in the window was Jermaine Henry of Rivoli United, while Boys’ Town only signed a Super League player, Mikhail Robinson, from Santos.There were no new signings by Arnett Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, Montego Bay United, Humble Lion, Rivoli United, and Reno.last_img read more

What does Andrew Bogut think of Kevin Durant?

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – As expected, the Warriors have discovered it has not taken long for Andrew Bogut to pick up on things.After previously playing for four years with the Warriors, Bogut returned to the Warriors two weeks ago and already has become familiar with the team’s defensive schemes. He has proven comfortable defending with Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala. He has …last_img read more

Remote Work vs. Collaboration: 8 Startups Weigh In

first_imgTags:#collaboration#StartUp 101#startups#Telecommuting Tips for Selling Smart Supply Chain Solutions Related Posts End-of-Life Software: Keep it, Update it, or Fi… How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culturecenter_img scott gerber The controversy over Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban telecommuting at Yahoo just won’t go away. Mayer said the move was necessary to foster collaboration at the struggling new media giant, but what about startups? Is remote working right for very young companies? Are there particular issues to watchout for?To learn more, we asked eight founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to share their company policies with respect to work outside the office – and why it works for their teams.It turns out that while many young startups do have entirely or partly remote remote workforces, they still feel it’s important to have some sort of physical space for meetings and “collaborative” work. Many have offices they use some or all of the time, and others promote remote work as a privilege or perk. 1. Boost Productivity With Fridays At HomeAt Scripted, we always work from home on Fridays and have a flexible vacation and sick day policy. Our office is simply a physical resource we use to collaborate and socialize. If on any particular day this resource isn’t required or is detrimental to your productivity, then you don’t need to use it. Plus, our Fridays from home boost productivity the rest of the week. We all love it. – Ryan Buckley,Scripted 2. Establish Asynchronous CollaborationWe’ve gotten the best results from a team that has the flexibility to work when and where they believe makes the most sense, coupled with a strong anchor in our office as the primary locale for everyone. I’d say more than 75% of the team’s time is spent in or near the office, but most of our collaboration is done asynchronously using tools like Yammer, Trello, Salesforce and others. – Derek Shanahan,Playerize 3. Create A Culture Of CommunicationOur team is based in San Francisco, Atlanta and Los Angeles. We are rarely in a room together. Agenda-driven team calls limit the ability to collaborate. We found considerable success in transitioning from an “emailing” company to a “calling” one. When you call a teammate with a question, you work together to create a solution. Impromptu conference calls with multiple offices are truly effective. – Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches 4. Make Remote Work A PrivilegeOur people work remotely only after they’ve been in the office for a while. I need to get to know their personalities first to make sure they understand our culture and interests. Then, they can work from wherever they want. Real-time collaboration tools like Skype, HipChat and Google Drive make it easy to stay in the loop, no matter where you are. – Jim Belosic,ShortStack/Pancake Labs 5. Set Up A Daily Huddle CallWe’ve implemented a daily huddle call at 1:11 p.m. This keeps everyone on the same page. Tracking our most important daily metrics together, going over 24-hour agendas and discussing bottlenecks are regular activities. We do not have an office, but we have four people who live locally and get together once or twice a month for lunch or coffee. Hiring locally and doing daily huddles helps greatly. – Joe Barton, Barton Publishing 6. Trust Your EmployeesAs a company whose entire company culture is established on the foundation of remote working, we really believe in flexible work. It starts at the beginning: you must hire with the knowledge that your employees will be independent and responsible and have the capacity to work from home. When you hire right and place your trust in these employees, collaboration happens and people are productive. – David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services 7. Encourage Balance And FlexibilityOur team of five works on a remote basis, even though we’re mostly located in New York. I just spent seven months overseas; it was difficult scheduling agendas and regular calls. Technologies like Skype, Ghat and iMessage made it work. We try to have balance and flexibility, and that’s what we pride ourselves on. Yvon Chouinard’s book, Let My People Go Surfing, gives insight into our philosophy. – Matt Wilson, Under30Media 8. Implement Productivity-Based MeasuresOur entire company is remote and has great workflow tools in place. I agree with Mayer’s decision since people blatantly took advantage of the policy. The incentives to be productive were not effectively structured. Your team needs compensation for productivity-based measures and salary. We developed workflows to require collaboration and transparency. Everyone can see what everyone else is doing. – Chuck Cohn, Varsity Tutors Will Development Eventually Make Itself Obsolete?last_img read more