In competition, frogs are allowed to jump three times and land – all while their jockeys yell, stomp the ground, and, yes, occasionally blow on the frogs’ nether regions. Measurements are down to the quarter-inch, which can often separate champions from mere fly-eaters. Considering the $5,000 prize for a world record, it is not completely surprising that most competitors fiercely guard exactly where their frogs – American bullfrogs, often 8 inches long and always underpaid – are gathered. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANGELS CAMP – Every May, they come. Thousands of slimy little athletes, primed for the biggest event of their careers, the World Series of competitive frog jumping: the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. Then, of course, it’s back to the pond. But after nearly 80 years of peaceful jumping, a civil war of sorts has broken out among the human overseers of this annual, undeniably bizarre event, which was inspired by Mark Twain’s classic 1865 tall tale, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” about an inveterate gambler and his gifted amphibian. The dispute, which pits the group that has long presided over the jump against the fair’s organizers, has resulted in a pair of dueling competitions this year, each with finals scheduled today. All of which has cast a pall over what should be the county’s biggest weekend of the year. “It’s sad,” said Emily Stemler, 85, the director of the Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, who attended the first competition in 1928. “I think they ought to get back together. But I guess you can’t stop what they call progress.” The squabble has also divided many of the competitors, grown men and women who spend days and nights before the fair crawling around ponds and swamps looking for the perfect jumping frog. Known as frog jockeys, the handlers are clannish, working in teams of 10 or more to gather the frogs from waterlogged places around the state. Hundreds of frog jockeys and more than 2,000 frogs are expected to compete at the fair this weekend, with the top 50 advancing to the finals. It is semi-serious business, with cash prizes and bragging rights on the line. Many teams test-jump the frogs in the days before the three-day fair competition, looking for traits that might lead to the ultimate prize: the world record, held for the last two decades by famed Rosie the Ribiter, who in 1986 made a staggering triple jump of 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurkss and Caicos, June 12, 2017 – Providenciales – Latrivia Grant, Former Turks and Caicos Islands student of Brighton University has been honoured with a prestigious award, in her name, at the University.The late daughter of Tracey Ewing-Hurddle and Albert Grant Jr. was a student of Event Planning and Hospitality studies at Brighton.The Student Union created the Latrivia Grant Award, which is aimed at commemorating the hard work and commitment Latrivia executed to the union and fellow students, and the charisma she radiated. The awardee of the Latrivia Grant Award must reflect a similar level of dedication, diligence and conscientiousness that Latrivia put at the heart of everything she did. This year’s award ceremony was held earlier this week.Latrivia passed away at 22 years of age on December 23, 2016.#magneticmedianews#latriviagrantaward Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#latriviagrantaward, #magneticmedianews
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The top executives of Indian companies appear to be offered less remuneration than MNC’s, even after the companies are listed in BSE top 100 list.According to an analysis by Mint, Chief Executive Officers of Cummins India, Shriram Transport Finance and Federal Bank were among the least paid bosses at ₹24.5 lakh, ₹48.17 lakh and ₹84.99 lakh per annum, respectively. However, the top executives who were also the companies’ promoters were not included in the list.Cummins India’s chairman and managing director Anant J Talaulicar earned around ₹24.5 lakh in FY 2014, which is said to the least remuneration. Cummins is a corporation that designs, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies.Shriram Transport Finance’s Managing director Umesh Revankar is the second least paid executive with an annual remuneration of ₹48.17 lakh in the financial year ended in March 2014.Federal Bank’s MD Shyam Srinivasan is in the third position who had an annual salary of ₹84.99 lakh.Of the 20 lowest paid CEOs, about 25% of them were from banks and financial institutions. Ironically, chief executives of banks earn the highest compensation all over.In 2012, The Reserve Bank of India published the guidelines on compensation of whole time directors and chief executive officers. The report said that the policy should cover all areas of compensation structure such as fixed pay, stock, pension plan and so on. The report also added that variable pay should not exceed 70% of the fixed pay in a year.”If you add the long-term incentives paid to bank executives, their compensation levels improve sharply to take them to the top bracket of pay in the country. About 70% of companies have long-term incentives by way of employee stock options or restricted stock units,” Anandorup Ghose, consulting practice leader at Aon Hewitt told Mint.Among the 100 companies included in the survey, salaries of top executives in India ranges from ₹24 lakh to ₹30 crore.Infosys CEO and MD Vishal Sikka, who was appointed in mid June this year, has been offered $5.08 million (₹30 crore) with an additional stock options worth $2 million as an annual compensation. Currently, he is the highest paid CEO of an Indian company.Besides Cummins, Shriram Transport Finance and Federal Bank, names of seven other companies with least paid remuneration to top executives are Sesa Sterlite, Ashok Leyland, Nestle India, Tech Mahindra, Tata Global Beverages, M & M Financials and ABB India.
How Success Happens Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen Now Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. As options for learning online continue to expand, a growing number of entrepreneurs are using them to keep their staff on the cutting edge. Using tools for online training, including videos, apps, and webinars, rather than sending employees to expensive training seminars or bringing in pricey consultants to train on site, can save startups and growing businesses both money and time.Companies with fewer than 500 employees represent one of the fastest-growing markets for lynda.com, an online learning library with more than 1,450 video courses. “Small businesses are turning to online training for cost, quality, and access reasons,” says Nate Kimmons, vice president of enterprise marketing at lynda.com. “Gone are the days of sending employees off to a two-day, in-person class. Online training serves as a 24/7 resource that the learner can access anytime, anywhere at their own pace from any device. It’s simple to use.”If you are thinking of trying online training, here are five things to consider and examples of tools to get you started. 1. Get specific. One of the advantages of online education is the sheer volume of possibilities. There’s no need to attend a general seminar about Internet marketing if you really just need a specific course about how to create daily deals that people will buy.”Online, we can find training options for very specific and sometimes obscure topics,” says John Walsh, president of Total Mortgage Services in Milford, Conn. “We’ve found that if we can think of it, then someone has put together a video, slides, or a podcast covering it.”Related: Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to GreatnessFor instance, Dave Handmaker, CEO of online printing company Next Day Flyers, says his business has benefited from online training in online marketing from Market Motive. The company offers courses in Internet marketing fundamentals, search engine optimization, analytics, and conversion. Self-paced courses start at $299 and courses with a personalized coach are $3,500 for 12 weeks.2. Allow for flexibility. With face-to-face training, you usually get one chance to soak it all in. But many online programs are on-demand, meaning learners can move at their own pace and watch presentations again and again if needed.”The added flexibility allows everyone to work at his or her own pace and better fit the training into a busy schedule,” Walsh says. “For instance, the technology training that we buy for our developers consists of a series of videos covering a topic. During the videos, the instructor works on a project and our developers follow along, recreating that same project. They’re constantly pausing, rewinding, or replaying the videos. The developers prefer this style of training, and it’s not possible offline.”For a monthly subscription fee of about $50, Treehouse offers unlimited access to more than 650 training videos, including quizzes and challenges, to keep employees updated on everything related to designing and developing programs for the web and mobile devices.3. Go mobile. Online education also allows for flexibility across technology formats. Employees can learn at home, on the job, or anywhere they use their smartphone.Related: How to Build and Manage a Website With Your iPhoneDuring the past year, mobile apps have become more popular, according to Kimmons. For instance, AppSumo offers hundreds of training apps and e-books selected specifically for entrepreneurs, on topics including design, analytics, marketing, advertising and productivity, ranging in price from $10 to about $500.4. Learn from top dogs. The Internet allows for opportunities to learn from those who are true experts in their chosen fields. For example, Walsh says online training allows his technology team to learn from programmers and software engineers who have experience working at Google, Facebook and other cutting-edge companies.For instance, Digital Royalty University (DRU) offers courses in utilizing social media for small business, created and taught by social media experts who have run social media campaigns for major brands like Shaquille O’Neal, the Chicago White Sox and DoubleTree by Hilton. DRU offers a free introductory class on shaping a social media strategy. Other classes on topics such as Facebook, Twitter, and creating an online brand, start at around $40.5. Do your research. Not every online course is worth the money. Chad Grills, co-founder of educational software company Applet Studios, learned that the hard way, when he purchased a large marketing training package and realized it contained very little actionable content.Related: How to Create an E-Mail Marketing Campaign That People Will NoticeTo avoid that disappointment, once you’ve decided which online training works for your company, research your choice. “If I think a training program is really valuable, and comes from a person who I respect, I’ll often contact them with questions to test their customer service, says Grills. “Then, I can make an informed decision. If you can’t get a hold of them or a support associate, that’s a red flag.”You can also try a Google or Twitter search for reviews of the learning program you’re considering, and look for courses that have courses that have some sort of follow up questions or quiz. October 31, 2012 5 min read