Western Bureau:Montego Bay United’s (MBU) speed merchant Alan Ottey returned to form, after scoring the opener in his team’s 2-1 win over western rivals FC Reno on Wednesday night, a victory that lifted the club back to the summit of the Red Stripe Premier League.Ottey, who has been out of action since late last year because of injuries, was back in his familiar marauding role up front for MBU, and looked at his dazzling best all night against a Reno defence line that had trouble keeping the speedy forward in check.MBU’s win, their 13th in 25 matches, also snapped Reno’s modest win streak at two, inside the Montego Bay Sports Complex.With 48 points, MBU overtook defending champions Arnett Gardens (46), for leadership of a rather tight Premier League contest so far this season, while Reno remain stuck in eighth place on 30 points, the same as seventh place team Boys’ Town.Ottey, meanwhile, wasted little time to score against an old foe on Wednesday, when he fired home in the eighth minute against a scrambling Reno defence.own goalMercurial midfielder Jermaine Woozencroft scored MBU’s second on the stroke of half-time to make the score 2-0 at the break, but an own goal from John Barrett in injury time gifted Reno a consolation.Reno had little going for them up front, and looked a shadow of the team that had put together a two-match win streak.Rushane Sharpe was clearly not at his best, neither was Afiba Chambers, and that played into MBU’s hands.It was a welcome return to form for Ottey, and the tricky forward’s fifth goal of the season should help improve his confidence.Ottey, who has seen his form for the club dip primarily because of niggling leg injuries recently, has only played a few games this season, but is always a dangerous player when fully fit, as his blistering pace on and off the ball is a constant problem for defenders.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After hearing concerns expressed by those hunting in Ohio’s snowbelt, the Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODOW) surveyed hunters in the northeastern part of the state and conducted a two-year study to determine if turkeys were nesting later there than in other regions of the state.Biologists found that hens in snowbelt counties nested nearly two weeks later than hens in southeastern counties, which supported the creation of a two-zone spring turkey season. As a result, and to the agency’s credit, for this spring’s turkey hunting season — and likely beyond —the state has been divided into two zones: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, May 1. Hunters can view the 2017 spring turkey season zone map at wildohio.gov. Hat’s off to the ODOW for listening to hunters’ concerns and acting on same. read more
From the same company that delivered BountyStorms, the crowdsourced Q&A service, now comes GuruStorms, a new twist on the brainstorming concept which connects you with subject-matter experts instead of with the general public. Making its debut at this week’s DEMOfall 09 conference, the new site lets anyone post a question along with a monetary “reward” for answers. Then all you have to do is wait for the experts to weigh in. And don’t worry – unlike on Twitter, where anyone can call themselves an “expert,” this site offers the real deal. Before any of the gurus can join, they’re carefully vetted to make sure they’re legit. So whether you need a geologist, a data analyst, or anyone else, GuruStorms plans to have you covered. The process for posting a question is simple and, although it will likely appeal mainly to the SMB market, asking questions is something that’s open to anyone and everyone who’s interested. The idea is that you post your question on the site along with a monetary reward (up to $2000) of your choosing. To encourage responses, the first 30% of the reward is divvied up among the first 10 responders, each receiving 3%. The brainstorming session remains open for 30 days, allowing all the gurus the chance to weigh in. At the end of that period, the question asker decides which experts were responsible for the top three answers. Those experts receive a 40/20/10% split of the remaining reward for the number 1, 2, and 3 answers, respectively. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In addition to the basic Q&A structure of the brainstorming sessions, the site also allows for commenting so discussions can take place as well as a thumbs up/thumbs down feature which allows users to vote on the answers provided. Before being accepted into the site as a “guru,” the potential experts are vetted through a process where their credentials are checked. Specifically, each member of this curated crowd should have a body of work which shows their expertise in an area. Also helpful is whether or not they’ve received some sort of acclaim like an award, a press mention, etc. It’s worth noting that site founder Edward Cruz isn’t waiting for the gurus to come to him. He’s actively recruiting them now and has already seeded the site with several to choose from. Site users can also recommend a guru by clicking a button at the top of the page.Business ModelGuruStorms itself makes money by retaining the listing fees. While on the publicly available BountyStorms, the fee to post a question is only $4.95, on GuruStorms it’s $295.00. In other words, this site is for serious business only. There are, of course, analog equivalents to what GuruStorms offers. For example, the Gerson Lehrman Group is a leading brokerage for connecting businesses with experts, and made $284 million last year doing so. GuruStorms takes that concept online, but doesn’t just connect you with one qualified expert, but a whole site filled with them. Essentially, the goal here is to make expert-based consulting a service which you can buy into without having to ever pick up a phone. GuruStorms opens today. Question askers and gurus can join now at www.gurustorms.com. Tags:#Product Reviews#web read more