… ‘We had to change’ – Wellington explains adjustments to ISSA football

first_img “In the Manning Cup, the eight teams that win their seeded play-offs will [continue in the] Manning Cup and [qualify for the] Champions Cup, and the eight that lose will play in the Walker Cup. So you can’t win Walker Cup and Manning Cup, and you cannot win the daCosta Cup and Ben Francis Cup,” he added. He said there was overwhelming support from the schools on the changes, and although the best of the best will not be competing for the urban and rural area knockout crowns, Wellington insists there will still be teams of some pedigree contesting the trophies. “We will still have quality teams. As it was last year, St George’s and Wolmer’s would [have] contest[ed] the Walker Cup, so there will be quality teams left back. So we believe it will work out,” he said. livingston.scott@gleanerjm.com Keith Wellington, ISSA vice-president and principal of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), admitted that the changes to the format of the Walker Cup and Ben Francis Cup – the urban and rural area knockout competitions – have watered down the tournaments, but he believes it’s a move ISSA had to make to relieve the congested schoolboy football fixture. In former years, group winners and some second placed teams advanced in the Manning, Walker and Super Cup competitions. While second-round group winners and a few runners-up would advance in the Ben Francis Cup competition. Last season, the eight winners in the Manning Cup seeded play-off advanced to the Walker Cup quarter-finals, while the winners and runners-up from the four quarter-final groups contested the Ben Francis equivalent. However, this season, only the winners from the seeded play-offs will progress to the Manning and Champions Cup quarter-finals, while the losers will contest the Walker Cup. In the daCosta Cup, the top two teams from the four quarter-final groups will qualify for the Champions Cup and daCosta Cups play-offs, while the third and fourth place teams will compete for the Ben Francis Cup. “I would agree that the Walker Cup and Ben Francis Cup have been watered down to second-tier teams, but we have to take into consideration the number of games and we had to make a decision on which set of competitions we wanted to offer as our premier competitions. “As it is, other than the Rusea’s team in the ’80s that won four trophies – and that was at that time when the trophies were one-game play-offs – no team has been able to win four trophies, because it is just too difficult with the schedule. “So what we have done is open the competition to a second-tier set of teams to have something to play for, which is the Ben Francis and Walker Cup. First and second in each (daCosta Cup) group will play in the Champions Cup, while the third and fourth (places) will play Ben Francis. So the third and fourth place teams cannot win the daCosta Cup and Champions Cup, but they can win Ben Francis,” Wellington said. “The four quarter-final winners will play the daCosta Cup semi-final.” OVERWHELMING SUPPORTlast_img read more

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LAPD: May Day discipline on its way

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Six months after the violent May Day confrontation between LAPD officers and hundreds of immigration protesters, internal affairs investigators told a skeptical Police Commission today they have identified most of the officers who used excessive force that day and expect to start discipline proceedings by next year. Deputy Chief Mike Perez, who is overseeing the internal investigation, would not reveal how many officers or supervisors have been singled out for discipline but said 48 officers have been interviewed. “We have a good idea of which officers used force,” he said. “Our problem is matching officers who used force with complaints.” More than 300 complaints were filed over officer behavior that day, including 27 from members of the media. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Since there was nothing distinctive about the officers that day – all the officers pretty much look the same to the public – citizens have only been able to aid in identification of a few officers,” Perez said. But after more than 6,000 hours of investigations and several hearings, commissioners voiced frustration, saying there should be enough evidence to discipline officers involved in the high-profile beatings captured on tape. “It seems like the overall investigation is complex,” Commissioner Shelley Freeman said. But “some of them strike me as no-brainers frankly, and I am wondering why we wouldn’t prioritize some of the simple ones.” For more on this story, read Wednesday’s Daily News. last_img read more

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Hemlock creates havoc in area lowlands

first_img Raptors like to hunt in the flat, grassy areas of the region. The low grasses make it easier for the birds to spot a meal of rabbits and squirrels. But hemlock can grow up to 6 feet tall, making for dense rodent cover where raptors are trying to eke out a meal in spots such as Whittier Narrows. “The hawks cannot hunt in that area,” Allen said. “When the hawks go someplace else, you start losing the whole chain.” During the winter months hemlock dies off, leaving behind hulking, brown skeletons to dry in the winter sun. “It becomes a serious fire problem,” Allen said. But it is hemlock’s dark reputation that captures the imagination. Shakespeare mentioned it in several of his plays. The weed is one ingredient in the nutty crown King Lear wears on his head when he goes bonkers and runs for the woods. Perhaps it’s most famous as the likely ingredient in the fatal brew served to the condemned philosopher Socrates. Ancient Greeks frequently used hemlock to kill off convicted criminals. All parts of the hemlock plant are deadly at all times during its life cycle. “It can cause paralysis, convulsions and, of course, even death if the intake is sufficient,” said Dr. Martin Stoner, a 38-year professor of plant pathology, mycology and economic botany at Cal Poly Pomona. It’s a plant best left alone, but there is a curious breed of person who insist upon eating wild plants and run the risk of poisoning. “A lot of people go out and want to try everything,” Strong said. Stoner volunteers for a poison hotline, and although he has never heard of any local hemlock poisonings, it is not too uncommon for folks to nibble at other deadly flora in the region. jason.kosareff@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, witch’s mummy, maw and a gulf, of the ravin’d salt sea shark, root of hemlock digg’d in the dark …” Wolves and sharks are not much of a threat in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier areas these days, but we are home to one of the deadly ingredients of the witch’s brew conjured in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Hemlock, the poison herb of legend, has quietly invaded the region. The stuff grows in practically every lowland where there is water and a little shade. According to plant expert Jane Strong of the Mount Baldy Nature Center, hemlock can be found in Whittier Narrows, Eaton Canyon, Whittier Hills, Skyline Trail in the Puente Hills, Monrovia Canyon and the Lower Arroyo Seco. It’s better-liked relatives are carrots, parsley, cilantro, fennel, angelica, parsnips, caraway and chervil. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Hemlock blooms around late April to early May, but right now it’s in a gremlin stage – a cute, furry little thing similar to a carrot top or parsley. “You know what it’s going to become,” said Grace Allen, a guide at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center in South El Monte. Hemlock’s deadly toxicity, ugly looks and pungent smell aren’t the only reasons the plant is considered problematic. Hemlock is considered an invasive species from the Mediterranean. “It’s pushing out our native grasses,” Allen said. Hemlock is much taller and stronger than the native grasses and is quickly overtaking “raptor fields,” the hunting grounds for red-tailed hawks and American kestrels. last_img read more

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Firmino scheduled to appear in court on day Liverpool play Chelsea

first_img1 Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been charged with drink-driving Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been charged with drink-driving.Merseyside Police said the Brazil international was stopped by police in Liverpool city centre on Christmas Eve.He is expected to appear in court next month on the day the Reds play Chelsea at Anfield.A force spokesman said: “Merseyside Police has charged a 25-year-old man with drink-driving after his car was stopped in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Saturday.“Roberto Firmino, from Liverpool, will appear at Liverpool City magistrates’ court on Tuesday, January 31, 2016.”The footballer moved from Hoffenheim in Germany to Liverpool for £29million in 2015.last_img read more

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They never learned

first_imgRe “4 more years: priceless” (July 23): Four more years for council members is not going to get any more done or teach them any more than eight years. After watching the council meeting on July 25, the only thing these people showed was how rude they are. First of all, the 10 a.m. meeting could not start till 10:14 a.m. because not enough members could get there on time. Second, the president had to ask the council members to be quiet so the speakers could be heard. Manners are something you learn at a young age. These people showed they have never learned them. They are above everyone else. – Jane McKinsey – Jerry F. Piro Sun Valley How many workers? Re “Powerless” (Your Opinions, July 26): George Killbride asks, regarding a recent power outage during which various foods in his freezer were ruined and had to be thrown out: “Why can’t these companies build for maximum power use?” Having read the whole story, to me a more important question is this: Why did it take “Ten nice men in two trucks” to respond to the situation, when only one of them got out to throw an overload switch to restore power? Sounds like overkill to me. – Anita Work Sylmar Do this, then whine Re “Outage outrage” (Our Opinions, July 25): Calling all applicants who want to work for good pay assisting the minimum number of crews working west end of San Fernando Valley. From Granada Hills south to Mulholland Drive and the 405 Freeway, west, to Valley Circle. Working overhead on poles or in underground vaults. De-energized or energized up to 34,000 volts. Always exciting. Work possible on weekends. During emergencies up to 16 hours a day. During the winter and summer. In the wind and rain or up to 119 degrees. With little or no appreciation from the public or any other group. – Christine Martinson West Hills Common knowledge Re “Hot: Power outages” (July 24): As parts of the San Fernando Valley were suffering from the recent catastrophe, I was wondering why a slew of businesses, closed for the night, need to be lit up like a Christmas tree. Common sense? Yes, wouldn’t it be lovely if people had some? – Christine Peterson Woodland Hills And it’s getting hotter Re “Heat’s on DWP” (July 25): Why is Los Angeles unable to meet the energy needs of its citizens? According to press reports, the infrastructure of our electrical plants is as old as 1929. Why haven’t our elected political leaders insisted on mandatory solar energy and other renewable sources of energy in order to meet the ever growing needs of our population? Who benefits from this crumbling system besides the likes of Enron, the dead Ken Lay and other greedy price manipulators? Why haven’t we as a citizenry held those in “power” accountable? I say vote anyone out who does not consider this a top priority. Lives are at stake, and it’s only getting hotter. – Victoria Minetta Hollywood Passing the DWP buck Re “Heat’s on DWP” (July 25): I was disappointed to read that Councilwomen Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry passed the buck and blamed the Department of Water and Power for the energy emergency in Los Angeles. Since they serve on the City Council’s Environment and Energy Committee that oversees the DWP, they should have anticipated these problems and are as much to blame as the utility itself. – David Fleck Granada Hills Heat and humidity The heat lately has been bad enough, but the humidity makes it even worse. The weather in L.A. has been more akin to Houston than Los Angeles. It occurred to me that if we rid ourselves of gasoline-powered autos and go with hydrogen engines, would the water exhaust from those engines make the humidity in the air worse? Maybe a scientific-minded reader can answer this question. – Armand Vaquer Tarzana Strategy not working Until Jews and Arabs realize that the solution to the Middle East problem is through negotiation and listening to the other side’s point of view there can never be peace. Israel’s strategy for fighting terrorism – so admired in the USA – has led Israel to suffering more terrorist attacks than any other nation, losing more of its citizens to terrorist attacks than any other nation, and still the terrorism is mounting. This strategy can hardly be called a success. The international community after World War II imposed Israel on the Middle East to give Jews a homeland; now the international community should impose a peace on the area before this situation gets too out of control and leads to a much larger conflict. – Paul Hutchinson Calabasas Haste makes waste The mayor’s currently proposed takeover of LAUSD (Nuñez AB 1381) is seemingly based on shaky and loosely interpreted data/studies. It is a hastily conceived bill, shoved through the California Legislature without adequate committee hearings and oversight. During one “Mayoral Town Hall” I attended, the mayor’s staff used PowerPoint presentations without handouts, followed by questions from only carefully selected audience members. Despite frequent requests, the mayor has not publicly released a hard copy of his presentations, nor given citations for the studies referenced. I am suspicious of the need to conceal data/sources, and I invite the mayor to provide the public and legislators with the original data used to support his bill. – Diana Dixon-Davis Chatsworth Israel overreaction? Israel has won all their unprovoked wars so far but they have not been permitted to win the peace. The U.S. restrained Israel from completing the victory and therefore the peace. Recently, when a country is victorious, it occupies the defeated country until a regime, friendly to the victor is installed. In World War II, Germany, Japan and Italy, were neutralized and now exist in peace with the Allies. Israel was never given that privilege, and so the conflict will continue. Israel will never accept defeat. It will resort to the ultimate weapon instead. Israel overreaction? The U.S. reaction to Pearl Harbor: complete obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the poisoning of the atmosphere for years thereafter. – Bernard Lehrer Ventura And neither can play Re “Dodger dogs” (July 27): After reading Steve Dilbeck’s excellent column in Thursday’s Daily News, and after seeing “Slayer” at the Long Beach Arena last Saturday night, I realized that “Slayer” and the Dodgers have something in common: “Seasons in the Abyss.” – Matther R. Hines Costa Mesa160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Canoga Park Silence of the lambs Re “Council snubs public views” (July 26): It was obvious that the City Council was trying to muzzle public dissent over the trash fee increase. Normally, when a hot item comes up, it is the first thing on the agenda. This time, the trash fee increase item was put off for many hours until all bedlam broke out in the audience. All 15 council members were allowed to talk their heads off, trying to convince the audience to accept the cost increase. Only Greig Smith dissented and got a round of applause. The people of Los Angeles did not have a chance to vote. Four more years? last_img read more

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Honor reunites R.E.M.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe three remaining members – Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills – have continued to tour and record without naming an official drummer. Also inducted Saturday were Allman Brothers founder Gregg Allman, writer-producers Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri, and the late Felice Bryant. Bryant, along with husband Boudleaux Bryant, wrote country and rock standards including “Rocky Top,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Love Hurts.” – Associated Press The four original members of R.E.M. gave a rare performance Saturday night as the group was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The group, which formed in Athens, Ga., in 1980, has won three Grammys and sold more than 70 million records. It has performed as a quartet only a handful of times since 1997, when drummer Bill Berry left the group after suffering a brain aneurysm onstage in 1995. “This is going to be loud,” front man Michael Stipe said as the group launched into “Begin the Begin.” Saturday’s reunion performance was by far the largest and the first that was publicized in advance. Many of the roughly 1,500 people at the Georgia hall’s black-tie induction ceremony clearly were there to see the group. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Lampard joint favourite to be sacked first and he could have Luiz to blame

first_img Getty I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”Lampard is joined in the Stamford Bridge dugout by another former Chelsea midfielder, Jody Morris, who was his assistant at Derby. Fitness coach Chris Jones also links up with the Blues, Derby confirmed in a statement. REVEALED 1 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 19.20%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Joey Barton Says Chelsea are making the right decision with Frank Lampard Spokesman Paddy Power said: “We reckon Frank’s gonna get Lamped at Chelsea. After all, it’s been more than a month since Roman Abramovich forced out his last manger.“Amid the euphoria of his appointment, there are a few rather conspicuous elephants in the room – the transfer ban, the sale of Eden Hazard, and David Luiz still being relied upon in defence.” Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January JIBE 6/1         Frank Lampard6/1         Ole Gunnar Solskjaer7/1         Graham Potter10/1       Chris Wilder12/1       Manuel Pellegrini14/1       Marco Silva Frank Lampard has returned to manage Chelsea where he scored 211 goals as a player Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa LATEST TROPHY The ink on Frank Lampard’s new Chelsea contract has barely had time to dry, but he’s already one of the favourites to be sacked – welcome to the life of a Premier League manager!While Lampard may have only been in the role for a matter of minutes, Paddy Power believe he will be ‘Lamped’ fairly quickly and heading for the Stamford Bridge exit sharpish. latest The Chelsea legend takes his place in the Stamford Bridge dugout as Maurizio Sarri’s successor following the Italian’s decision to leave and take over as Juventus’ head coach.Lampard spent 13 years as a player, and his dream job has probably come sooner than expected, having spent just one season in charge of Derby. However, Lampard is not the only ex-player to be considered for the axe, with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alongside him.Both managers are priced at 6/1 and the two men will meet in the opening weekend of the Premier League season when Chelsea travel to Old Trafford on August 11. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update deals punished Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Over to you, boss! #WelcomeHomeFrank pic.twitter.com/vPGpCUSsMX— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 4, 2019While it may have been one of football’s worst kept secrets, Lampard to Chelsea was officially announced on Thursday morning and the new manager said he can’t wait to get started.He said: “I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach.“Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead. PADDY POWER SACK RACE 2019/20 boost Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder last_img read more

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How many England goals does Harry Kane need to catch Wayne Rooney’s record?

first_img statement on target Kane is now sixth in England’s all-time goalscoring charts England’s top goalscorers appointed Getty Images – Getty It’s incredible progress from Kane particularly because he only made his England debut in March 2015 – a game where he scored with his first touch of the ball.And at just 26 years old, he certainly has the time to continue moving up the goalscoring charts, provided he can stay fit and in great form.Kane will be back in action for his club Tottenham on Saturday, who face West Ham at the London Stadium in the lunchtime kick-off – a game you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 2 In Kosovo on Sunday, Kane added another goal to his impressive collection as Gareth Southgate’s men romped to a 4-0 win – Harry Winks, Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount getting the other goals.Kane is actually the first England player to score in every match of a qualifying campaign.And his goalscoring exploits have almost made England’s convincing qualification for the finals become of secondary importance.The Tottenham hotshot is now sixth in England’s all-time list.But how many does Kane need to become England’s top goalscorer and overtake record holder Wayne Rooney?You can see the table below of England’s top scorers and how far away Kane is from being no.1. 1) Wayne Rooney – 532) Bobby Charlton – 493) Gary Lineker – 484) Jimmy Greaves – 445) Michael Owen – 406) Harry Kane – 32=7) Alan Shearer – 30=7) Tom Finney – 30=7) Nat Lofthouse – 30=10) Vivian Woodward – 29=10) Frank Lampard – 29 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta AFP or licensors targets rookie error Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son stalemate Germany vs Northern Ireland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Fulham vs QPR (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Cardiff (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Man City vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Hull (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman latest It’s been a very fruitful international break for England, who scored eleven goals in their two Euro 2020 qualifying victories over Montenegro and Kosovo respectively.Four of those goals were scored by captain Harry Kane, who has leapt up the Three Lions’ all-time goalscoring charts. Kane got one more in England’s final Euro 2020 qualifier 2 Kane moved past Frank Lampard, Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse and Alan Shearer in England’s all-time leading goalscorers list during Thursday night’s victory over Montenegro.The striker fired in an impressive hat-trick in the first half of their rampant victory at Wembley.Kane helped England race to a 5-0 lead at half-time, scoring two with his head and the other a clever finish with his right foot. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Marcus Rashford scored the other goals in the first half.Aleksandar Sofranac’s own goal and a late Tammy Abraham strike secured the 7-0 win that confirmed England’s place at Euro 2020 next summer. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week update Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including West Ham vs Tottenham at 12:30pm.last_img read more

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New Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs

first_imgShare This!©Rikki NiblettHave you ever wanted to go to a cake decorating class before? Well, take the education to the next level with a brand new cake decorating experience at Amorette’s Patisserie located in the Town Center section of Disney Springs.During the experience, Guests will be able to work side by side with the experts at the bakery to learn how to decorate their own Mickey Dome Cake. They will teach how to do the gorgeous mirror glaze called glaçage and will decorate the cake all the way down to the finishing touches, including mouse ears, tail, belt, and buttons. During the event, Guests will be able to enjoy complimentary specialty coffee, mimosas and bellinis.Oh and the best part! You get to take the cake home with you! The cost is $129 plus tax for up to two Guests who will work on a single cake. A second cake can be purchased for an additional $40. Guests must be at least 10 years of age to participate and space is extremely limited.This experience begins on March 31 and will take place from 8:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. every Friday through May 5. Reservations can be made by clicking here.last_img read more

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Enterprise Resource Planning: ERP Reinvents Itself in the Age of the Cloud

first_imgBut the cloud is changing that as businesses migrate their IT operations away from on-premise. No longer are expensive multi-year customizations the norm. Cloud offerings are now more nimble and more configurable. Easy configurability lets businesses upgrade to newer software versions rather than be locked into an old version with no hopes of upgrading. The massive costs of reimplementing customizations to work in a newer version had made upgrades cost prohibitive. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems are changing. ERP software has long had a reputation for being massive in its reach across the enterprise, notorious for its one-system-to-rule-them-all approach. Darshan Shah, senior vice president of delivery at Intelligence North America, said that “You still need core competencies like ABAP [Advanced Business Application Programming], systems administration and business functional skills, but those skills alone will not suffice. The paradigm shift happening in the market is that staffers have to be both technical and functional. It’s no longer just one or the other.”center_img Expectations about the scope of ERP is expanding too. ERP now includes not only business finance and accounting, but also things like operations optimization, business process change and change management.last_img read more

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