Mighty Sports assembles best possible team for Jones Cup, taps Rajko Toroman as deputy

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ The three will be teaming up with Jason Brickman, Jason Gray, Roosevelt Adams, Mikey Williams, Aaron Black, Gab Banal, and former PBA veteran Joseph Yeo with Charles Tiu calling the shots again.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsTiu, though, has decided to bring in former Philippine national team coach Rajko Toroman as part of his coaching staff.“He’s a very experienced coach,” said Angchonghoo of Toroman, who was the mentor of the original Gilas Pilipinas team formed in 2009.Mighty Sports aims to repeat its feat in 2016 when it swept its way to the Jones Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT Joseph Yeo and Mighty Sports assistant team manager Jessie Angchonghoo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANIL, Philippines—Mighty Sports knows it will have its hands full when it represents the Philippines anew in the coming Jones Cup in July.That’s why the team tried to assemble the best possible squad equipped with prolific reinforcements.ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu “The participating teams right now are all strong and national teams so it’s much more competitive and stronger,” said Mighty Sports assistant team manager Jessie Angchonghoo on Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila.“But we’re ready. We have all the tools to compete with them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJoining Mighty Sports in the tournament, which runs from July 12 to 21 in Taiwan, are national teams of Iran, Japan, South Korea, Jordan, and Tunisia, who are all preparing for their campaign in the Fiba World Cup in August.Mighty Sports will be bannered by former PBA imports Renaldo Balkman, Eugene Phelps and Zach Graham. PSC chief Butch Ramirez calls for unity amid POC feud Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving make Nets the talk of the town in New York

first_imgUkrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple.They landed two of the top players available, both perennial All-Stars and NBA champions, and they weren’t finished. They also added center DeAndre Jordan, who played with Durant and Irving on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal, and veteran swingman Garrett Temple.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt was such a powerful victory that the crosstown Knicks even put out a statement acknowledging their fans’ disappointment, just three hours after shopping season had started.And it was even more remarkable given where the Nets were not long ago. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption FILE – At left, in a March 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. At right, in a May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant is shown during the first half of Game 5 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK — Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA.On Sunday, they were the story of the league.ADVERTISEMENT 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks View comments Justin Brownlee gets much-needed help in Ginebra’s bounce-back win An ill-fated trade with Boston in 2013, when the Nets acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in hopes of competing for a championship but didn’t even get out of the second round, cost them years of high draft picks and contributed to them becoming the worst team in the league.They bottomed out at 20-62 in 2016-17, when Durant won NBA Finals MVP in his first season with Golden State after the Warriors beat Irving’s Cleveland Cavaliers for the title.Now they will try to win one together.They might have to wait a year, as Durant could miss next season while recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. But with Irving taking controls of the offense and a promising young core around him, the Nets should be a playoff team, even while Durant recovers.The Nets got back to the playoffs last season after going 42-40, stamping themselves as a team on the rise. Brooklyn might be able to keep rising all the way to the top after Sunday’s moves.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Even after winning titles in his first two seasons with the Warriors, there was seasonlong speculation that Durant might leave. But much of that speculation had been focused on the Knicks, who had more than $70 million and the ability to sign two top free agents after trading Kristaps Porzingis during the season.Right city, but wrong team.The Nets felt confident with what they could offer, from their roster, to their medical staff, to their facilities. And when they made a cap-clearing trade last month, they became even more attractive by freeing up salary to bring in two stars.Irving wasn’t expected to be one of them a few months ago, after he’d said last fall he planned to re-sign in Boston. But despite his good stats it was a bad season for him with the Celtics, who were considered an Eastern Conference favorite but instead lost in the second round.Irving became frustrated and reconsidered his plans, deciding his future was not in Boston, but in Brooklyn. Now he’ll play for the team he watched while growing up in New Jersey, where the Nets played before moving to Barclays Center in 2012.Even when the Nets had better teams, the Knicks still got more attention and it sometimes felt as if they would always be the marquee team in the city.That changed Sunday in a New York minute.The Nets were not only the talk of the town but of the whole league, and when the Knicks were shut out early on, they took the rare step of commenting about their situation.“While we understand that some Knicks fans could be disappointed with tonight’s news, we continue to be upbeat and confident in our plans to rebuild the Knicks to compete for championships in the future, through the draft, targeted free agents and continuing to build around our core of young players,” Knicks President Steve Mills said in a statement.The Knicks eventually agreed to deals with forwards Julius Randle, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis, so they did get something. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Just nowhere near as much as the Nets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughinglast_img read more

Fearful of returning to another PNC Govt

first_imgDear Editor,On behalf of the geographic constituency that I represent in the National Assembly of Guyana, and on behalf of all concerned Indigenous citizens across this country, inclusive of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), I hereby express my concerns with the stance taken by former executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Vincent Alexander.Mr Alexander posited that there should not be a separate commission to examine the issue of Amerindian land rights, as opposed to merging the inquiry into Amerindian land rights and African land rights together in a fashion seemingly designed to favour one over the other.We, the first peoples of Guyana, fear that the Government plans to deal with the Amerindians as though we are lumpen imponderables who stand in the way of the upward mobility of their traditional support base, and the rhetoric being expounded by Eric Phillips and Tacuma Ogunsye of ACDA and others of their ilk seem to support this perception.Alexander has adumbrated the PNC-led Government’s position that Amerindian land rights and African land rights should not be dealt with one extraneous to the other, and he argues that there is adequate and justifiable reasons to have consideration of Amerindian and African land rights being addressed by one commission.As an Indigenous representative of my people, I also noted that speaking recently at a Carter Centre/ British High Commissioner-organised forum on constitutional reform, held at the University of Guyana (UG), Alexander asserted, “We have to have a holistic and integrated approach to the resolution of sectoral or communal problems. I don’t think the nation could have a discussion about Amerindian land outside a discussion about lands, period.’However, I stand firm in my capacity with the National Toshaos Council (NTC), which is resolutely rejecting the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry that considers African and Amerindian land rights together. We will not cooperate with that process because it compromises Amerindian rights that have already been established. I, like the NTC, am adamantly demanding that President David Granger stand true to his promise that he made in 2015 – that a “Hinterland and Indigenous People Lands Commission” would be constituted.I am cognizant of the fact that the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry were only published on March 11, 2017, one day after six of the seven commissioners were sworn in. This signifies Government’s intention not to consult with the NTC and any other Amerindian rights-based organisation, which is denying the fundamental rights of our community to be consulted on matters that impact our basic constitutional and human rights.The composition of the Commission is also a vital concern, because we are convinced that the Commission would comprise members who would be more inclined to favour ACDA/Government’s positions in direct contravention to Amerindian rights and needs.We are justifiably fearful of returning to the past under another PNC Government, because under the first PNC rule, the first peoples of this land languished in obscurity, separated and not provided for by the first PNC administration. It seems like with the establishment of this CoI, their real intention is to continue to reward their financiers, as well as enrich their supporters at the expense of the Amerindians, relegating us to the status of third-class citizens with scant rights in this country once again, to a time and place under their tenure when we were scornfully referred to as ‘them ignorant buckman’. Today, through representation, interventions and laws formulated by the former PPP/C Administration, our rights are internationally recognised and respected, and we refuse to allow our community to become national rejects once more, denuded of any rights under another PNC regime.Notice should also be taken that, if ACDA/Government have their way, paragraph 70 of the AWG/LCA outcome for REDD would be under threat, as would any other potential rewards from Norway or other countries for our conservation of forest carbon stocks and other listed prerequisites, because while the Amerindian way conserves, the way of the intruders destroys. The world should take cognisance of the latent threat against Guyana’s Indigenous peoples and consequently our traditional way of life, because rainforests are the lungs of the world, and the invasion by hordes of outsiders would eventually depreciate, instead of enhance, the sustainability of forest carbon stocks.Regards,Alister Charlie MPRegion Ninelast_img read more

City taking action on six properties with illegal suites

first_imgShe said that though titles have been issued for the properties, the City won’t be taking the approach of getting property owners to have the illegal suites removed.“Our intent is to go through a process where we have any flagged properties to bring those forward in a very logical approach to Council.”Jamurat said that staff has another set of properties that it’s working on getting notices onto titles but would not divulge any specifics.According to Jamurat, this is the first time that the City has taken this approach in dealing with illegal suites, due to problems caused by secondary suites only having become an issue in recent years.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is going to be taking action against six properties after councillors voted in favour of issuing Bylaw Contravention Notices on the properties’ titles at Monday’s Council meeting.The City’s Planning Manager Renee Jamurat said that the notices have been put onto the properties’ titles under Section 57 of the Community Charter, which is part of the procedure that local governments need to follow. A duplex at 8804 and 8806 77 St. that had bylaw contravention notices issued during the summer for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 8804 and 8806 77 St. that had bylaw contravention notices issued during the summer for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 9111 and 9113 101 Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 9111 and 9113 101 Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 11024 and 11026 104A Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 11024 and 11026 104A Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton – Advertisement -The following six properties have been issued the notices:8804 – 77 Street PID Number 029-580-8388806 – 77 Street PID Number 029-580-8469113 – 101 Avenue PID Number 028-982-0299111 – 101 Avenue PID Number 028-982-03711024 – 104A Avenue PID Number 029-145-00711026 – 104A Avenue PID Number 029-144-990Jamurat explained that the process contains checks and balances to help the City determine whether the illegal suites on the properties can be made to adhere to bylaws.In their report, the City’s building inspectors stated that since the suites on the properties contravened zoning and building codes, and were built without permits, they weren’t able to confirm that they were built to code and that there were approvals in place.Jamurat said that the Bylaw Contravention Notice on the properties’ titles mean that the current and future owners of the properties will be made aware of the issues.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘If he impresses, Man United could pull the plug on Pedro!’ – Fans react to team news

first_img Adnan Januzaj 1 Louis van Gaal sprang a surprise with his line up against Aston Villa on Friday night as he named Adnan Januzaj in his Manchester United team.The Dutch picked him ahead of the rejuvenated Ashley Young and it caught many Red Devils fans off guard.Januzaj was highly-rated as he made a huge impact under David Moyes but has recently found himself on the fringes, but supporters were hoping he could be a big hit against the Villans.You can see how they reacted below…last_img

Attempted killer sentenced

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesGibbons said because his client was facing life in prison, he was obligated t o try to seek a lighter sentence for her. “She is a very sweet human being,” he said after the hearing. “One of the sweetest young women I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with.” Estrada appeared in court wearing a blue jumpsuit, her face red from crying. She wiped away tears with a tissue she pulled from her left sleeve as she accepted the judge’s sentence. She was being held on $1,050,000 bail and will now be sent to state prison to serve out her t erm. Oda has said police received a call at 12:45 p.m. April 24 to respond to the Alhambra Courthouse parking lot, 150 W. Commonwealth Ave. Alvarado was already being treated by paramedics, and told officers his wife had hit him with her SUV and fled, Oda has said. Oda noted that Estrada also ran into several parked cars in the process, and that her front license plate was found at the scene. Estrada turned herself in to the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Stati on at about 5 p.m. the day of the incident, and was booked into custody, Oda has said. Estrada reportedly told police the couple had been having “domestic arguments.” Oda said the woman noted that she and her husband maintained separate residences and had an “on-again, off-again relationship,” even though they are married. molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A woman was sentenced to 11 years in state prison Wednesday after pleading no contest to plowing into her husband with her SUV in the Alhambra Courthouse parking lot in April. Police said the man, 22-year- old Gilbert Alvarado of West Covina, was returning from lunch for jury duty with a female juror when his 23-year- old wife, Cynthia Estrada of Baldwin Park, hit him with the vehicle. Defense attorney Marc A. Gibbons noted that Alvarado, who was present in court Wednesday, was almost fully recovered from his injuries. On the day of the incident, April 24, Alvarado was treated for a fractured left kneec ap, and cuts and abrasions on both arms, according to Alhambra police Sgt. Kean Oda. Under the deal reached with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Estrada will serve seven years in prison for attempted murder, three years for infliction of great bodily injury under the circumstances of domestic violence, and one year for assault with a deadly weapon – namely, her Chevrolet Blazer. last_img read more

Closing date this evening for West of Ireland entries

first_imgThe closing date for this year’s West of Ireland Amateur Open is today, with the official cut-off at midnight tonight.The annual event previously won by the likes of Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington, is the annual season-opener for the Irish amateur golf year.Barry Anderson is the reigning champion, and is expected to defend his title at County Sligo Golf Club, where he learned the game as a youngster.2016 winner Jonathan Yates, Irish Amateur Open champion Peter O’Keeffe, and reigning East of Ireland champion Reece Black, and South of Ireland winner James Sugrue are all expected to compete at Rosses Point this year.The event takes place over Easter weekend, starting on Good Friday, March 30, and running through to Tuesday, April 3.The pre-tournament qualifier takes place on the Wednesday beforehand.last_img read more

Banyana on a winning streak

first_imgThe Banyana Banyana squad participating in the championship.(Image: soccerladuma.co.za) Banyana Banyana, South Africa’s national female football squad, has secured its place in the semifinals of the 2010 CAF African Women’s Championship after a emphatic 4-0 win over Mali.The match was played at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg, on 7 November.Banyana, which had to draw or win the game against Mali to qualify for the semis, will take on Cameroon on 11 November, also at the Sinaba Stadium.If the South Africans win that match, they will go through to the final on 14 November, to be played at the same venue.Both finalists will get to represent the continent at the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Germany in June next year.Mali and South Africa entered the recent duel with three points each, after both losing to Nigeria and beating Tanzania. Although Banyana held an advantage on goal difference, it didn’t need this as it won the 7 November game convincingly.Nail-biting clashAfter being defeated by Nigeria 2-1 on 4 November, four changes were made to the Banyana team before it took on Mali.The West Africans withstood Banyana’s onslaught for 30 minutes in the first half, until South Africa’s Amanda Dlamini made the breakthrough in the 31st minute when she headed into the net from a corner.Seven minutes later, Skiti Nocawe fired straight at Mali goalkeeper Samake Goundo after going through the defence, missing a chance to double Banyana’s lead before half time.Mali came back stronger after the break, chasing the win the needed to advance to the semis. Banyana stood strong and were almost rewarded, but Nocawe once again aimed at the goalkeeper.With only 13 minutes remaining, Banyana scored three consecutive goals to send them cruising into the semis. Dlamini knocked in an easy second after substitute Jermaine Seoposenwe found space on the right wing and crossed the ball directly to her.The Malians’ seemed to lose steam after the second goal, but Banyana continued the onslaught, with Seoposenwe slotting in Banyana’s third goal from close range.Banyana, made it 4-0 in the last minute when Amanda Sister scrambled the ball into the net.Banyana captain Nthabeleng Modiko said: “Our fans are always behind us whether we are playing well or not, and that works well to boost our confidence.”South African coach Augustine Makalakalane had nothing but praise for his team after the win.“Banyana Banyana created a host of scoring chances today and managed to capitalise on many of them. I am delighted that we are through to the semifinals of the CAF African Women Championship 2010,” he said.Promising startBanyana got off to a great campaign on 31 October, winning their first match against Tanzania 2-1 at the Daveyton venue.Midfield sensation Mamello Makhabane was the heroine of that clash after scoring the winning goal towards the end of the match.Mkhabane converted a penalty in the 84th minute to take Banyana to the top of the group.Banyana played well from the start, with striker Mamphashe Popela scoring in the 34th minute after connecting with a cross from Makhabane.But the glory was short-lived because the Twiga Stars, as the Tanzanians are known, equalised in the 42nd minute through Fatuma Bashiri, who collected a pass from Shurua Mwanahamis and fired a thunderous shot past goalkeeper Thoko Mndwaweni.Makalakalane said of this game: “We played well and are happy with the win to ease the pressure in the camp. The Tanzanians played with a completely different style to when Banyana beat them 6-0 in a friendly international in July.”Slight hitch along the wayThe setback came when Nigeria beat Banyana in their second game of the championship, also played in Daveyton.The Nigerians, nicknamed the Super Falcons, scored two goals in the first half thanks to Perpetua Nkwocha – this brought her tally to five goals in two games. She had previously scored three goals in the Mali game on 1 November.But not all was lost: Janine van Wyk pulled one back for Banyana through a free kick late in the first half, giving the 20 000-strong crowd something to cheer about.Crunch timeIn the culmination of the Group B games; Cameroon beat Algeria 2 – 1 at Makhulong Stadium, in Tembisa, setting up a semifinal clash with Banyana; while Ghana were hammered 3 – 1 by defending champs Equatorial Guinea at Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton, making it an interesting semifinal clash against Nigeria as both are unbeaten in the championship.R1-million incentive to winThe South African Football Association (Safa) has promised Banyana R1-million (U$145 441) if they win the tournament, according to its CEO, Lesley Sedibe.If they are defeated, the squad will still get R500 000 ($72 720) for reaching the finals.“We wish them good luck and are confident they will reach the final to qualify for the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Germany,” said Sedibe.“I hope the incentives will inspire the team to do well,” he added.More about the CAF Women’s ChampionshipThe CAF Women’s Championship, which this year runs from 31 October to 14 November, is held every two years for national football teams belonging to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).The first African women’s championship was played in 1991, making this year’s tournament the ninth edition.The Nigerians have won it seven times and Equatorial Guinea once. Five of the tournaments have been played in South Africa, three in Nigeria and one in Equatorial Guinea.last_img read more

Digital Twins: Data Models for Non-destructively Simulating Objects and Systems

first_imgAs both software and hardware technologies advance, so does our ability to model and simulate the world around us digitally.  Digital twins pair a computer simulation of a physical object with an actual object or system.  Computer simulation is nondestructive and often a considerably cheaper way to study and predict how objects or systems will interact with the environment.Every aspect of an object can be accounted for in the model, so it’s possible to work with the physics, data sets and analytics of the model and be able to make very accurate predictions about how the object will respond in real life.Previous Formtek blog posts covered the growing use of ‘Digital Twins’.  Here and here and here.Brad Shimmin, Service Director at GlobalData, said that “companies are spending heavily on laying the foundations of a company-scale digital twin — namely big data and AI… These two areas saw a combined increase of more than an 11% increase on average. Big data platforms on their own saw a massive 19% increase in spending over the past year…. As companies come up to speed on AI and big data, there will be continued efforts by IoT players in driving digital twin-enabling technologies.”last_img read more

8 Ways to Prepare for Your Startup’s Next Board Meeting

first_imgAI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them scott gerber Board meetings can be incredibly stressful, but you can alleviate some of that stress by preparing ahead, familiarizing yourself with key talking points and of course, anticipating important questions about your company’s progress.Since it’s an activity we all have to face at some point, I asked 8 founders from YEC about the most important thing they do to prepare for upcoming board meetings:Test Your EquipmentA lot of people know to do your homework on the guests you have attending the meeting and to prepare any and all documents, but you should also think about tech snags. I’ve often waited for intercoms to work, projectors to fire up, etc.Just taking 10 minutes before a meeting to test things out could save your entire company! You want to seem as polished and prepared as possible, so there should be no detail, no matter how big or small, that works against you in this situation. Don’t assume that you’ve “got this” even though you’ve done it before; arrive early and get prepared.—Rob Fulton, Exponential BlackMake Board Preparation Part of Ongoing ActivitiesAfter hearing someone remark that they spent three days preparing for a board presentation but ran out of time in the meeting, I completely changed my approach to preparation. The company just lost three entire days of productivity from one guy, and probably weeks of productivity across the organization for each quarterly meeting.Instead, change your process. The board presentation should be one output or use of information, but others in the company should get value from the work done. Some things are board only (e.g. key talent reviews), but most things—from forecasts to sales updates—can be used at all levels of the organization.—JT Allen, myFootpathPrepare Discussion Items Regarding Company StrategyWhile you certainly need to be prepared to answer all questions—your board members will be presenting the status of your company—you should also be ready with high level strategic questions you want to put forward for discussion. This is your chance to get advice and input from a room full of very experienced individuals who are highly invested in seeing your company succeed.Not only will their advice be useful, but you can also make sure that your vision remains aligned with your investors, and that their expectations have not diverged from what is practicable.—Peter Minton, Minton Law GroupPrepare With Your TeamMake sure that the entire company is aligned and everyone knows what’s going on. We run a series of mock board meetings with the management team to expose any potential weaknesses in the business or refine answers that might need additional clarity.Not only is this communication extremely beneficial to the management team, but it helps us better maintain focus. When it comes time for the board meeting, we take a deep dive with various parts of the business. It’s amazing how in sync everyone has consecutively been.—George Bousis, Raise MarketplaceReview the Minutes From Previous MeetingsBefore board meetings, I make sure to review the minutes and presentation from the previous meeting. It’s important each time to showcase the progress that your company is making toward the business’s milestones, and being able to quantify the progress you’ve made since the previous meeting is a key part of showing that trajectory and traction.Reading through the previous meeting minutes also ensures that you will be reminded of any follow-up materials or items you may have needed to prepare or follow up on, too.—Doreen Bloch, PoshlySend Materials in AdvanceHave an agenda and communicate it in advance. Pull your numbers together into a professional and easy to read format (recent performance, milestones achieved, upcoming hurdles) and send them out in advance. Use the meeting to discuss financial and strategic topics, as well as as an opportunity to update investors on recent wins.—David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial ServicesKnow Your NumbersKnow your numbers cold. When presenting to the board you will be peppered with all sorts of questions. If you have your facts and numbers straight, and are able to deliver on command, all should be well.—Joseph DiTomaso, AllTheRoomsIdentify your Biggest ChallengesBoard meetings are a place to step away from daily operations at your company and think strategically. They’re an opportunity to decide the long-term direction of the company and what you need to get there. Identify your biggest challenges before the meeting, and use your board to ask for advice and resources. By aligning your needs regarding funding and execution, you’ll make your life much easier down the road. —Pablo Villalba, 8fitPhoto by Simon Blackley Related Posts How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … Tags:#board#board meeting#Entrepreneur#startup#yec 8 Ways To Prepare For Your Next Board Meeting from ReadWrite How to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…last_img read more