Ajax scout De Jong is more like Iniesta than Busquets

first_imgAjax scout Tonny Bruins Slot believes Frenkie de Jong’s “exceptional quality” is more like that of Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta to Sergio Busquets.The Dutch star has agreed to join Barcelona for next season on a five-year contract in a €75m transfer fee along with bonuses of €11m.The Catalan giants fended off competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City to win the race for De Jong’s signature.At just 21 years old, De Jong is one of Europe’s most exciting young talents and will be expected to start out as an understudy to Busquets before succeeding the Spaniard in his midfield role at Camp Nou.But Bruins Slot reckons that De Jong is a player more in the mould of Iniesta than Busquets or even another Barcelona legend in Xavi Hernandez.“He has such a fine technique, he’s a footballer of the very top level,” Bruins Slot told Esports Cope.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“De Jong can play in Busquets’ position, but he doesn’t have the defensive level of Sergio. He has exceptional quality, though. He could play Xavi’s role, too, but he’s more Iniesta.“His profile is to drift to the left and his vision can be taken advantage of in the final third. He has a touch like [Michael] Laudrup.”He added: “He needs to improve physically, though. He’s young, only 21, and he has to grow to compete in Spanish football.“But he can add something extra playing in a team with players like Lionel Messi, the greatest. He doesn’t lose the ball, he has great vision and, I repeat, a great touch.“He is a serious kid, a really good person and a cool customer. He’s not influenced by his surrounding or the fans – he has a competitive mentality.”De Jong played the full 90 minutes of Ajax’s 3-1 win over SC Heerenveen in the KNVB Cup to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the competition.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Deeanna Mallett Named To Deans List At Keene State

first_imgKEENE, NH — Keene State College has announced that the following Wilmington student has been named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List:Deeanna MallettAbout Keene State CollegeKeene State College is a preeminent public liberal arts college that ensures student access to world-class academic programs. Integrating academics with real-world application and active community and civic engagement, Keene State College prepares graduates to meet society’s challenges by thinking critically, acting creatively, and serving the greater good. To learn more about Keene State College, visit http://www.keene.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Keene State College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Keene State CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Pumphret & Rae Named To Dean’s List At Keene StateIn “Education”Wilmington’s Mallett, Mazzie & Rae Named To Dean’s List At Keene StateIn “Education”last_img read more

Seven MustHave Tools for Your Home Office

first_imgThe AT&T 3G MicroCell2. AT&T 3G MicroCellA reliable cellular signal can be just as important as always-on Internet. The AT&T 3G MicroCell, which costs about $200, can boost local cellular reception, promising up to five bars of coverage throughout your home.The miniature cell tower connects to your broadband Internet service to create a strong, sharable 3G signal that works with up to four AT&T 3G or 4G devices. Although the MicroCell can help eliminate dead or weak signal spots in your home office, its performance can be inconsistent since everything from building construction to power usage can cause cellular interference.Related: With a Dazzling Display, the New iPad Will Be Attractive for Many Business Owners  j5create’s Wormhole Switch3. Wormhole SwitchThink of the Wormhole as a personal cloud. The device, from Woodstock, Ga.-based j5create, lets two computers in the same room work together — even a Mac and PC — by connecting them with a USB cable. Users can copy and paste files and text, as well as share a mouse between computers.Wormhole, which starts at $25, is a plug-and-play alternative to sophisticated networking. An advanced version can also connect smartphones and tablets. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » March 28, 2012 Whether you’re running a business out of your living room or splitting time between your home and the office, setting up a reliable, well-connected home office should be at the top of your “must-do” list.Fortunately, there are plenty of tools that can make it easier to communicate seamlessly between the home office and your business location. From managing calls across multiple devices to ensuring reliable web and cellular service, these seven technologies can help you build a powerful business network at home.An Amplifi HD Media Router1. Amplifi RouterSlow or spotty connectivity can be frustrating for you and your clients. But if you strengthen your Internet connection, you will be able to do video conferencing and other online collaboration without any irksome interruptions.Built for streaming high-definition media, Amplifi HD Media Routers, from Taiwanese networking giant D-Link, can bear even the heaviest network demands with relative ease. The Amplifi series, which starts at about $150, can be especially useful if you’re sharing a home network with your family. It can handle streaming video, presentations and other rich content without slowing down the home Wi-Fi connection. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Joy Factory’s Zip Touch-n-go multi-device charging station7. Zip Touch-n-goKeeping a small arsenal of mobile devices charged can lead to a tangle of cords in your home office. The Zip Touch-n-go, from Irvine, Calif.-based Joy Factory, is a small, multi-device charging station that essentially does away you’re your array of chargers, cleaning up the clutter near wall sockets and power strips.Available for about $80, the Zip Touch-n-go comes with attachments for Apple devices, Micro USB tools and several other products. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Hewlett-Packard’s Envy 110 wireless printer4. HP Envy PrinterNeed to print a business document from a mobile device? Then, you’ll need a wireless printer. The good news is that these devices are becoming more affordable.For example, Hewlett-Packard’s Envy 110 is a basic, all-in-one web-enabled printer, copier and scanner that costs about $250. It can meet the needs of entrepreneurs who work at home, including those who use HP’s cloud-based printing service called ePrint.Related: One Way to Manage All Your Business Schedules LoJack for Laptops software6. LoJack for LaptopsWhile several services offer to recover data gone missing from a damaged laptop, Vancouver, Canada-based Absolute Software can help you recover the laptop itself.The firm’s LoJack for Laptops is a subscription-based, downloadable app that manages content, tracks your devices and keeps criminals off your home PCs. It also allows you to lock or even wipe your data if your computer is stolen, and it provides location-based device tracking to help law enforcement retrieve your computer. Subscriptions start at about $30 a year.Related: Four Tools for Improving Office Collaboration Plantronics’ Calisto 835 console5. Calisto 835Making business calls from home often means using a combination of landlines, smartphones and Internet applications. The Calisto 800 series, from Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Plantronics, streamlines the experience.The Calisto 835, priced at about $280, is an audio bridge that lets users manage, dial and switch between calls on a smartphone, landline and PC-based phone. The central console also manages a speakerphone and wireless lapel microphone.last_img read more

3 Tips for Growth From the Details Tech Tastemakers Summit

first_img Enroll Now for Free When you bring together influential figures in technology, fashion and entertainment, as the Details Tech & Tastemakers Summit did on Wednesday in New York City, you tend to get colorful results.You may get Nick Wooster, the former menswear fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, wearing flowery Prada pants. You may get Michael Preysman, the founder of online retailer Everlane, explaining how to create stories people want to share. One thing you’re sure to get is some good advice for starting and growing a business. Here are three tips for charting a path to success from founders at the event:Set clear milestones.By now, most founders know how important it is to start lean. Even so, some of them make the mistake of trying to grow too quickly, investing in hiring or other expansion efforts before nailing down their business model, said Pete Cashmore, founder of tech news website Mashable.Just as important is recognizing when it is time to grow. If you starve your company of talent or other essentials past a certain point, someone else can copy your business model and take over your market.One way to know when you’ve hit that inflection point is to set clear growth milestones. “That’s a very healthy way to run a business,” Cashmore said. “There’s a lot of math you can do in advance. It’s a risk, but you can really lower that by figuring out what’s our ROI per person, at what stages and inflection points can we scale up pieces of our business.”Related: In New Venture, Bonobos Co-Founder Reimagines the Way Men ShopHire people for their passion, not their experience.While experienced employees can be great assets, they can also ruin your company culture. Marc Kushner, founder of Architizer, a social network for architects, said that in the early days of his company he needed to hire experts in sales and internet publishing. But he made a mistake.”I hired people with tons of experience but who lacked a specific passion about what the site was after,” Kushner told the audience. “And what I ended up with was a culture that I hated.”Over the past two years, he has set about retooling the company. Less experienced employees who are more motivated and excited about the Architizer mission have proven to be crucial. So, rather than hiring subject-matter experts, Kushner said, he now taps young architects to fill key positions, because they have the necessary passion for the industry.Cashmore agreed. “You can’t tell people what to do, really,” he said. “Ultimately you can only enable them to do what they want to do.”Work hard, then work harder.As hard as the early days of a startup can be, you may find yourself looking back wistfully on them once your company gets bigger. Growth brings a whole new set of challenges and responsibilities. Don’t expect to ease off the throttle.”Get ready to work really hard, and harder, and more and more,” Olivier van Themsche, founder of The Cools, a social marketplace, told aspiring digital entrepreneurs. “It’s rewarding, but you have to be ready for this.”It was a message echoed by other speakers when giving advice to would-be founders and professional bloggers: Success does not come quickly or by accident. “Sacrifice everything,” street-style photography phenom Tommy Ton said. “Sacrifice your personal life. Be prepared not to eat, to be tired.”An old lesson, and one it seems every entrepreneur has to learn for himself.Related: Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle 4 min read September 4, 2013 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more