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Estévez: “In the US it was seen from afar, as it was not going to affect the virus”

Estévez: “In the US it was seen from afar, as it was not going to affect the virus”

first_imgEstevez explained that “times have been very different “in the United States compared to Spain in the development of the crisis by COVID-19 and that he decided, together with his family, to remain in Chicago during this period of confinement, although he explained that it is allowed to go for walks and play sports there. The national team coach announced that the project he is involved in is linked to the United States’ qualification for the Qatar World Cup in 2022 and confirmed that in the last decade the American country realized that “to develop top-level footballers they had to change the plan.”“One of the things that caught my attention the most when I arrived in the sport is the individualized work, not only of the coaches but of the players.. But soccer is different and the mistake comes there. There are players with very good technical qualities but they do not know how to develop it in a context, understand what the rival is doing and what is around him, “he said.”One of the changes in the United States is the change in this methodology, now there tends to be much less individualization and more collective games“he added.Estevez said that he does not close “the door” to a return to Spain, but that his family is adapted in the United States. “Once you establish yourself in a site, you make contacts and many times you get more options in the place where you carry out your work than in Spain.. My family is adapted and likes to live here, “he concluded. The Spanish coach and second coach of the United States soccer team, Nico Estévez, He explained that several states of the North American country have tightened their measures to avoid contagion by coronavirus after seeing what has happened in cities like New York and he confessed that at the beginning of the crisis “it was seen from afar” and most of the society thought that it would not affect them.“Here at first it looked from afar, like it was not going to affect, but now that it is entering so strongly in New York and New Jersey there is some concern and the rest of the country’s states are trying to take other measures so that what happens in New York does not happen, “Estévez said in a virtual conference organized by the Valencian Community Football Federation (FFCV).The Valencian coach, who in his time in Spain he managed to lead Valencia in two official matches in the transition between Djukic and Pizzi, works and lives in Chicago for a year after joining the United States national team coach, Gregg Berhalter, who recruited him in 2014 to work for the Columbus Crew, the top division in American football.last_img read more

Abuse prevention requires political will

Abuse prevention requires political will

first_imgDear Editor,Combating the brutal war against our womenfolk, as so many have pointed out over time, requires police capacity, necessary reforms, and political will.The current widespread perception that going to the Police is a waste of time is based on the far too many instances of Police refusing to act on complaints and/or coercing victims to not take legal action. More often than not, bribery dictates such attitudes. Thus building Police capacity entails oversight to eliminate these behaviours; provision of sensitivity training, including empathic communication and first responder skills.Another impediment is the twofold roadblock – otherization of the call to action and a culture of double-victimisation. Otherization says that abuse is ‘not my business’ and/or ‘I know what needs to be done, but somebody else has to do it’. Double-victimization encompasses the victim believing that she deserves the abuse; that abuse is normal and may reflect spousal love; that being abused is a shame that must be hidden; and/or that walking away is not an option, because of fear.Thus reform must include widespread information dissemination to combat otherization and double-victimization, and provide a roadmap of to dos: a ladder of contacts starting with the local Police and including counselling access – welfare officers, psychologists, social workers. In this respect, lay counsellors can be the critical first responders; and so, once again, we urge the return of the Gatekeepers’ Programme.In fact, TCV has been offered the free services of a lay counsellor trainer from India through the auspices of the NGO Seva International.Reform must also include a national support network, so that women do not continue to stay in abusive relationships because of economic dependence, or children, or family and societal pressure. In fact, the Ministry of Social Protection’s Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit (MSSODVPU) seems to already offer such support: shelter and temporary accommodation, financial assistance, rehabilitation, skills training, counselling, social work services, legal aid…but are these services accessible nationwide? And are Guyanese generally aware of these services? Neither seems to be the case currently. Thus there is URGENT need to set up satellite offices countrywide and engage in a national sensitization campaign, so these services can be taken advantage by all victims of abuse to pre-empt femicide and other fatal consequences.Other components of reform should include establishing a database of all stakeholders on the social landscape, to build much needed collaboration, and a national stakeholders’ conference to activate a national intervention and support network; bipartisan legislation mandating that all cases of abuse should be prosecuted, even if the victim withdraws the complaint and/or refuses to testify; setting up a domestic violence unit in the Police Force, with members posted at all stations; and stringent application of the law, instead of disdainful dismissals and/or mere slaps on the wrist.Additionally, there is need for mechanisms to enable abused victims to break the silence by sharing their experiences and publicly calling out abusers as well as seeking help. A hotline would be one such mechanism. Or perhaps the Suicide Helpline can be expanded to include abuse. As well, the Government should facilitate the creation of an app that would enable sharing and reporting of abuse.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Hit-run still devastates Nguyen family

Hit-run still devastates Nguyen family

first_img“Was there any assistance at all given to the victim by the defendant?” Deputy District Attorney Richard Quinones asked. “No,” Garmajo said. The tragic story of this young Vietnamese man with cerebral palsey, looking forward to a better life for his family in the United States, touched a lot of people. Hundreds of readers sent in donations that were used to help support William’s wife and baby while he’s recovering, and to help buy him a $5,000 communications board so he can “talk.” And on his birthday Thursday, he was typing out thank-yous to everyone who had sent him cards. Meanwhile, the Nguyen family is looking for a little heart from the property management company that runs the apartment complex where William and his wife and baby lived for three months before the hit-and-run. Gantz Investment Properties Inc. sent the family a bill for more than $1,000 in move-out charges. The company kept the couple’s $850 security deposit, and it demanded an additional $197.74 for painting and patching the apartment, and fixing a leak on the ceiling – caused by the apartment above. When the Nguyens, who paid the bill, asked why they had to pay $430 to fix a leak in the ceiling they did not cause, Sandy Gantz, president of Gantz Investment in Tarzana, responded in a letter with this: “No one in your apartment notified us about the leaking ceiling until a small wet spot became a very, very large water problem,” she wrote. “You are responsible to report all problems in a timely manner according to your lease.” Maybe the answer to why the Nguyens didn’t respond in a timely manner, Sandy, was because the family was at Northridge Hospital Medical Center day and night, praying that William would survive nine operations after being run down in his wheelchair. I tried to reach Sandy all week, but she never returned the calls. A person working at the company’s Ventura Boulevard address said by phone Thursday that she’s out of the office a lot. I hope they don’t have a ceiling leak while she’s gone. A William Nguyen fund is still open at the Washington Mutual Granada Hills/Chatsworth branch, 17900 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344. The account number is 3160612913. The account does not keep track of the names of the people who donate, so the Nguyen family would like to thank you personally if you want to give Lisa a call at (818) 599-8354. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “That man stole my brother’s life and dreams. William’s just so frustrated and angry. All he wants to do is go home and be with his wife and baby, but he can’t. He’s still too weak and needs constant care.” After five hours of testimony, Garcia was ordered held for trial on charges of hit-and-run driving, drunk driving and driving with a suspended license. He will be arraigned on April12. If he pleads not guilty, the case will go to trial. The day laborer showed no emotion as witness Arlin Lopez Garmajo stood up in the witness box and pointed at Garcia as the man he saw jump the curb in his white pickup truck and hit the young father in his wheelchair, dragging him 30feet through a wrought-iron fence before hitting a tree. Police found William under the truck, still in the twisted wreckage of his wheelchair. He was put into a drug-induced coma while doctors readied him for nine surgeries he would undergo in a month to piece together his shattered body. “He (Garcia) crawled out of the passenger window, climbed a fence, and just walked away,” Garmajo testified. William Nguyen spent part of his 38th birthday Thursday typing thank-yous on his communications board to Daily News readers from his room inside a Chatsworth group home. Across the Valley, his sister, Lisa Nguyen, sat in a Van Nuys courtroom at the preliminary hearing of the drunk-driving suspect accused of running down her brother in November as he was returning to his Canoga Park apartment in his wheelchair after buying a Santa Claus outfit for his baby boy’s first Christmas. She was in court Thursday, Lisa said, because after months of hardship and tears, her family needed closure. This would have to do. “I’m hoping we’ll get some closure today, on William’s birthday,” she said, watching Jesus Ruiz Garcia being led into the courtroom in handcuffs. last_img read more

Area flexing new political muscles

Area flexing new political muscles

first_imgFormer President Bill Clinton’s visits last week show the growing importance of the San Gabriel Valley in national politics, according to experts and party officials. Clinton is not running for office, but he is a practical and effective surrogate for his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, the current Democratic front-runner, political observers said.Changing demographics and the moving of California’s primaries have combined to make the state, and the region, more attractive to presidential hopefuls than in the past.Since the beginning of this year, Hillary Clinton has visited Pasadena once, while her Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, has attended fundraisers in the city twice. When veteran political consultant Joe Cerrell worked his first campaign for Adlai Stevenson in 1956, Democratic votes weren’t considered a factor in California, much less the San Gabriel Valley.“The San Gabriel Valley was a solid Republican area,” said Cerrell. “The only Hispanics in the area were the domestic help, in terms of numbers, and Democrats were few and far between.“We couldn’t even win with Jack Kennedy in 1960 (in the Valley),” added Cerrell, whose Cerrell and Associates consulting firm has been operating out of Los Angeles for 40 years.But with the influx of immigrants, the region has become fertile ground for Democrats, particularly those of the moderate variety such as the Clintons, said Republican consultant Allan Hoffenblum.“What Hillary is not getting are the hard-core lefties who really dislike Bill Clinton,” said Hoffenblum, a former political director for the California Republican Party and publisher of the California Target Book. “The San Gabriel Valley has gone from conservative Republican to conservative Democrat — (Pasadena Democratic state Sen.) Jack Scott and (Pasadena Democratic Rep.) Adam Schiff are not left-wingers. And that is the constituency she has to lock up.”Hoffenblum added that other factors also make the Valley attractive to Clinton and her rivals, including a vibrant local press and an attentive Spanish language media that caters to primarily Democratic — though generally socially conservative — Latino population.“You’ve got a bevy of small local papers that get read in the area, and it gets covered by the Spanish- language press, which covers politics 10 times more than the English-language TV stations,” said Hoffenblum. “It is an area where if you spend a little time you get good coverage and a gold mine of potential votes.”The area’s diverse population also will act as a draw for other candidates, said Michael Alvarez, a professor of politics at Caltech.“We will see Obama hitting areas like Altadena and Pasadena, with large African-American populations,” said Alvarez. “Edwards will also be tapping some of the same areas for support as he has in the past.“I think it is going to be an exciting time for the Southland and for the San Gabriel Valley, more exciting than it has been in a while,” added Alvarez. “We are going to have lots of presidential candidates on the ground here.”The moving up of the California primary to Feb. 5 also will likely push candidates of both parties to pay much more attention to the state than they have in the past.Cerrell, the longtime Democratic consultant, said that Bill Clinton’s recent visits were likely carefully planned because of the area’s, diverse, middle-of-the-road political propensity.“Some professional has gone through the demographics and figured out that the swing voter would impressed by having Clinton being around, as opposed to areas where the Hispanic or African-American Democratic vote is solid,” he said. “Why waste him in South Central or East Los Angeles when you can have him appear in an area where he can make a difference?”fred.ortega@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The city also has attracted native son New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, as well as anti-war favorite Rep. Dennis Kucinich, of Ohio.La Ca?ada-Flintridge was a fundraising stop for former Sen. John Edwards, who also visited Pomona as a candidate for vice president in 2004.And Republican candidates also have taken note of the Valley’s increasing clout, with Texas Rep. Ron Paul visiting La Ca?ada-Flintridge earlier this month.Democratic party attention is relatively new to the area, a longtime bastion of conservative politics that launched Richard Nixon’s political career.Over the past two decades, the Valley has undergone a change as waves of Latino and Asian immigrants altered its demographics.last_img read more

DDTV: WOW! WATCH VIDEO OF MALIN HEAD AS MAN HIT BY 120KM/HR GUST!

DDTV: WOW! WATCH VIDEO OF MALIN HEAD AS MAN HIT BY 120KM/HR GUST!

first_imgWANT TO know what it’s like to be hit by a gust of wind at 120km/hr?Well watch this video showing exactly what it’s like – taken at Malin Head today at 1.45pm as the remnants of Hurricane Katia passed overhead. DDTV: WOW! WATCH VIDEO OF MALIN HEAD AS MAN HIT BY 120KM/HR GUST! was last modified: September 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:hurricane katia ireland donegalMalin Headweather donegal hurricanelast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: CONWAY WINS FRIDAY OPEN AT MURVAGH

GOLF NEWS: CONWAY WINS FRIDAY OPEN AT MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club ( Murvagh)County Colours Mixed Scramble & Presentation of PrizesThe County Colours mixed scramble took place on Saturday the 25th October. Despite a rather blustery day there was an excellent turnout of over 70 players sporting their various County’s Colours. Play kicked off for the teams of three players with a shotgun start at 1pm and the golf was followed by an excellent meal and music in the clubhouse. The winning team on the day representing Galway was Treacy Clarke, Padraig Farragher, and Brian Nealon. In close 2nd came Máirín McCartney, John (M) Meehan, & Martin Quinn with Moragh Canney, Barry Kennedy & Damien Mulhern in 3rd. Following the meal and music, Prizes for competitions played in recent months were presented together with the Major Match Play competitions of the year and the Golfer of the Year awards.Presentation to Charity – Cancer Care West. Each year a number of charity events are run in the club with the proceeds going to the Captains’ Charity.This year the nominated Charity was Cancer Care West and on Saturday evening Captain Frank Cook and Lady Captain Mary Farragher made a presentation of a cheque to the value €1663 to local representative for Cancer Care West ,Grainne McGettigan.Men’s CompetitionsFriday 24th of October.Jason Conway continued his winning ways in the Friday open with 39pts. George Espey has also been featuring in recent weeks and he picked up 2nd place with 38pts with Matt Gallagher taking 3rd on 36pts. The Gross prize went to Letterkenny’s Pauric Dunleavy.1. Jason Conway (5) 39pts2. George Espey (15) 38pts 3. Matt Gallagher (21) 36pts (bot)Gross. Pauric Dunleavy (9) 25ptsSunday 26th /Monday 27th OctThere was a sweep on both Sunday 26th and Monday 27th with Conal Callaghan taking the spoils on Sunday in very tough conditions with 28pts and Jason Conway on Monday with 36pts. GOLF NEWS: CONWAY WINS FRIDAY OPEN AT MURVAGH was last modified: October 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Murvagh Golf Clublast_img read more

Man City are behind Lionel Messi for Champions League goals scored

Man City are behind Lionel Messi for Champions League goals scored

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack impact REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 – Leo Messi has scored in 63 Champions League matches and has only lost three of them. Decisive. pic.twitter.com/JKbSTEFtVo— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 19, 2018Elsewhere, Lyon’s Memphis Depay has been hammering home where his loyalties lie ahead of the game.The former Man United forward is back in Manchester for the first time since leaving Old Trafford in 2017 and endeared himself to the fan base when he said the ‘city is red‘.Expect plenty of booing. ADVICE Most popular football news BEST OF smart causal Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 14 – Lionel Messi is the second player in the Champions League history to score in 14 consecutive seasons, after Raul Gonzalez. Infallible. pic.twitter.com/BxHDYmmVnN— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 18, 2018 8 – Lionel Messi has scored more hat-tricks than any other player in Champions League/European Cup history. Mesmeric. pic.twitter.com/7kbEUCk8bb— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 18, 2018Watching Messi score, though, is almost as good as seeing Thomas Tuchel sip from a tiny bottle of water and the Argentine has actually now scored 42 hat-tricks in his glittering career.This season he has four goals in four Liga games as Barcelona look to retain the title they won last season. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED Lionel Messi’s hat-trick for Barcelona against PSV took his Champions League tally to 103 – more than Manchester City have managed in total.The free scoring Premier League side, though, with 101 goals, have the chance to leapfrog Messi when they host Lyon.None of City’s 42 group stage games have ended goalless, so there’s every chance, especially when factoring in the form of Raheem Sterling.The 23-year-old has scored eight goals and created six others in his last 15 Champions League starts for his team. REVEALED silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move possible standings last_img read more

Obesity surgery poses more risks than most realize

Obesity surgery poses more risks than most realize

first_imgCHICAGO – Obesity surgery, which is fast becoming a popular way to battle the nation’s weight crisis, may be a lot riskier than most patients realize. New research found a higher-than-expected risk of death in the year after surgery, even among young patients. “It’s a reality check for those patients who are considering these operations,” said University of Washington surgeon Dr. David Flum, lead author of a Medicare study that analyzed the risks. The findings appear in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Some previous studies of people in their 30s to their 50s – the most common ages for obesity surgery – found death rates well under 1 percent. But in a study of 16,155 Medicare patients who underwent obesity surgery, more than 5 percent of men and nearly 3 percent of women aged 35 to 44 were dead within a year. And slightly higher rates were found in patients 45 to 54. Among patients 65 to 74, nearly 13 percent of men and about 6 percent of women died. In patients 75 and older, half of the men and 40 percent of the women died. There are several types of operations to lose weight, most generally involving surgically shrinking the stomach and usually restricted to “morbidly” obese people more than 100 pounds overweight. Those patients often have medical problems brought on by their girth, including heart trouble, diabetes and breathing difficulties – problems which obesity surgery can sometimes resolve but which can also contribute to making the surgery risky. Patients studied underwent surgery between 1997 and 2002. “This is a major operation in a high-risk population. “When you do a complicated operation in a complicated population, we should expect to see adverse outcomes” occasionally, Flume said. Dr. Neil Hutcher, president of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, said that Medicare patients are probably sicker than the general U.S. population and that complication rates have declined as surgeons’ expertise has increased. But Flum argued that some previous research showing lower risks came from “reports from the best surgeons reporting their best results,” while the new study is more of a real-world look. A JAMA editorial said even if Medicare patients do face higher risks, they should not be denied obesity surgery. “These patients may also represent the potential greatest benefit associated with major lasting weight loss given their associated disease burden,” the editorial said. The surgery may be lifesaving when done on the right patients, by experienced surgeons, the editorial said. The study offered no breakdown on causes of death, but obesity surgery’s potentially deadly complications can include malnutrition, infection and bowel and gallbladder problems. Also, surgery in general can be a deadly shock to the system, especially in older patients. 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

LADIES FOOTBALL: SENIOR LADIES FINISH TOP OF LEAGUE BUT U16s LOSE IN ANTRIM

LADIES FOOTBALL: SENIOR LADIES FINISH TOP OF LEAGUE BUT U16s LOSE IN ANTRIM

first_imgI’M BACK! Geraldine McLaughlin fires the ball to the net against Cavan today. Pic Gabrielle GallagherDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL NEWS: GERALDINE McLaughlin was back finding the net as Donegal’s senior ladies footballers saw off Cavan in a Division 2 play-off today.Both counties finished level on points – with the same score difference.So another game was ordered to decide who would finish top ahead of the semi-finals. Today’s one-point victory in Irvinestown – 4-08 to 2-13 – was revenge of sorts for the injury time goal which gave Cavan the draw last time out and tied the teams at the top.The result mean Donegal will play fourth-placed Westmeath in the league semi-final.Geraldine McLaughlin, back from a long injury, joined Niamh Hegarty and Amber Barrett among the goals.Elsewhere the county U16s travelled to Glenavy to take on Antrim having secured maximum points from their first two games. But the journey proved a fruitless one as the home team dominated from start to finish in what was a physical game.Antrim led by at the break, 0-09 to 0-02 and went on to win 1-14 to 0-04.   LADIES FOOTBALL: SENIOR LADIES FINISH TOP OF LEAGUE BUT U16s LOSE IN ANTRIM was last modified: April 19th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cavandonegaldonegal beat cavanFootballLadieslast_img read more

SA web marketer hits the target

SA web marketer hits the target

first_img14 February 2007South African company IncuBeta has wasted little time in exploiting the potential offered by keyword-sensitive advertising on the internet’s most popular search engine.Founded by entrepreneur Vinny Lingham in 2003, the web marketing company already has 50 staff, offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London and turnover of over R50-million a year.It also, as of 31 January, has R15-million in venture capital backing for an ambitious growth strategy involving opening offices in Silicon Valley in the US, strengthening its European presence and, by 2009, listing on the Johannesburg or London stock exchange.Last week, IncuBeta received the first R15-million instalment of a R25-million investment from HBD Venture Capital, the venture capital fund established by South African internet billionaire Mark Shuttleworth.“This is a truly South African company with no real local competition,” HBD’s Eben van Heerden said in a statement. “It is rated as one of the top three internet marketing companies in the world by Commission Junction, part of the Nasdaq-listed ValueClick Inc.“The company has developed robust technology in-house and this provides the perfect platform to achieve future expansion,” Van Heerden said.“IncuBeta’s clients include many of the biggest online retailers in the world, and it operates one of the world’s most sophisticated keyword bid management software systems. We plan to work closely with incuBeta to ensure exponential growth happens quickly.”Riding the Google, Web2.0 waveAccording to IncuBeta CEO Giles Douglas, search engine marketing is growing at over 40% per annum – speeded particularly by the advent of Web2.0, which has changed the internet from a tool used largely for information purposes to an interactive social arena.“Google is the fastest growing company of all time, and is at the forefront of search and more recently Web2.0,” Douglas said.Google turnover is derived predominantly from auctioning keywords for searches, allowing merchants to create highly targeted advertising campaigns linked to specific searches.IncuBeta bids on millions of different keyword combinations, to which it then links targeted advertisements for its clients. The company currently places over 50 million targeted adverts a month.“In the next few years we expect to see search engine marketing moving from personal computers onto mobile phones, television and even in-car navigation systems,” Douglas said. “We aim to be at the forefront of these technological changes – and the investment by HBD will help us achieve this.”Ploughing back into South AfricaDouglas says that incuBeta’s headquarters will remain in South Africa, and that the company has begun to transfer its knowledge of search engine marketing and other Web2.0 trends locally.The company recently launched IncuBeta Consulting to help South African companies to benefit from the many possibilities offered by the internet.Van Heerden hopes IncuBeta’s success will inspire more South Africans to ake the entrepreneurial plunge. “All too often, we are put off ‘going it alone’ because we believe that our ideas must have already been done abroad.“This is often not the case, and we encourage local talent with business ideas to explore these to the full. Many of the leading economies of the world were built on small-to-medium size enterprises, so this is a definite priority for South Africa’s future growth.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more