Crandon stresses importance of WI trio’s inclusion for titanic clash

first_imgHead Coach of Guyana Jaguars, Esaun Crandon believes the inclusion of West Indies trio Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Romario Shepherd will be critical to the outcome of  the West Indies Championships match against leaders Barbados Pride starting today. “It is very, very important and very crucial to have Hetmyer, Shepherd and Keemo Paul with us,” said Crandon adding..”obviously they will bring a lot to the table. From a bowling perspective we know what Shepherd and Paul have to offer and we are expecting more consistency and, from Hetmyer’s perspective, we know what he is capable of and hope that he continues doing the good work he has done for us and West Indies,” Crandon told Stabroek Sport on the eve of the match yesterday.The trio replaces fast bowlers Keon Joseph and Nial Smith as well as opener Tevin Imlach.Romario Shepherd“Those guys are always welcome when they are off of West Indies duties and we always welcome them back and look forward to them giving back something to the Jaguars and fully we can have the best of them and impact the performance of the team and hopefully we can come out with the win in this game,” he stated. In terms of bowling, the defending champions have been heavily dependent on left-arm spinner, Veerasammy Permaul, who has taken 49 wickets while their pacers have accounted for 45. Last season, Paul and Shepherd tallied 58 wickets with Shepherd playing 10 matches and Paul only three.With the bat, Hetmyer is expected to boost the department in light of Leon Johnson (460) and Christopher Barnwell (424) being their most prolific run getters this season. Crandon posited that this matchKeemo Paulprovides an opportunity for Jaguars to build on the areas they would have done well in previous games as well as look to improve on a few aspects of their game. “It’s another game of cricket. Obviously we would have had the opportunity to look back at our performances in the previous rounds and discuss our plans and areas we need to improve and obviously the areas we did well. So it’s a matter of us going out there and executing our plans, to be clear as to those plans and make adjustments on the day,” he stated.The Level Three coach suggested that the match is important since it has the potential of deciding the tournament winners.“It is a very important match as is all the other games, this is a top-of-the-table clash and this is more crucial than the others in terms of Barbados, they had the upper hand against us in Barbados and we are looking to turn the tables around this time in Guyana,” Crandon noted. Crandon admitted that Pride, “has a very good team on paper and we had a very good meeting to discuss our plan and we are just looking to execute. This is our conditions and we need to own the conditions.”Looking at the conditions, Crandon opined that Jaguars have a good record when it comes to pink ball matches and with recent success in the format, they stand a good chance of having the upper hand.“Our first game in the tournament was day and night so guys understand how the pink ball operates in the day and during the night so it is nothing strange for us, we just got to understand the conditions and play to our best.” The match bowls off from 14.00 hours daily. Guyana Jaguars: Leon Johnson (captain), Vishual Singh, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Christopher Barnwell, Raymon Reifer, Veerasammy Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Shimron Hetmyer, Gudakesh Motie, Kevin Sinclair, Akshaya Persaudlast_img read more

Enyimba Are Poised To Win The CAF CC-Anyansi-Agwu (AUDIO)

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Anyansi-April-20.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Related Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu has said the 7-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions are determined to lift this year’s CAF Confederation Cup –the only trophy missing in their cabinet-following their passage to the group phase of the competition.On Wednesday in Calabar, the 2-time CAF Champions League winners booked a place in the round-robin group phase of the Confederation Cup, courtesy of the away goal rule at the expense of South African champions, Bidvest Wits, after both sides ended the two-legged play-off tie 1-1 on aggregate.And ahead of the group phase draw in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday, the seasoned administrator stated that Nigeria’s most successful club will now give everything to become the first side in the country to lift the title since its inception in 2004.“We have made a lot of effort to have gotten to the group stage; it is always the ultimate. We can never let go of this particular trophy, except something dramatic happens,” Anyansi-Agwu vowed. “But the ultimate is to go and win the trophy.“And it is more challenging winning the trophy. Not being boastful, it is challenging because this is the only trophy that is not in our cabinet.“We’ve won everything in the domestic league. In Nigeria we have set the pace. We have won the league severally. We have 27 trophies; which is unprecedented: CAF Champions League, Super Cup, all these and that. The only trophy that is remaining for us to win is this Confederation Cup. We will give our best to win it,” he promised.Enyimba, who have been seeded for the group phase draw along with AS Vita of the Democratic Republic Congo, USM Alger of Algeria and Sudanese giants, Al Hilal, will know their opponents tomorrow when the draw is staged in Cairo, as they continue their quest for a maiden CAF Confederation Cup title.last_img read more

Flash 10 for Mobile Devices

first_imgAdobe and ARM today announced that they are joining forces to bring Adobe Flash Player 10 and Adobe AIR to ARM powered devices in a move that Adobe hopes will lower power consumption for mobile devices running Flash and AIR content, and make it easier for users to play video on a variety of devices.According to the statement, the partnership stems from the Open Screen Project, Adobe’s industry-wide initiative set to address challenges of Web browsing on a broad range of screens.The joint technology will target the ARMv6 and ARMv7 architectures used in ARM11 processors as well as the upcoming Cortex-A series processors.ARM believes that the resulting technology will run on “billions of devices from our partners, such as pocket-sized mobile devices, mobile computing platforms, set-top boxes, digital TVs and automotive infotainment,” said vice president of marketing, Ian Drew in the statement. “The combination of Adobe Flash and ARM’s low-power processor IP and Mali GPU will ensure a fantastic Internet experience for consumers on the world’s leading 32-bit architecture.”Getting Flash on mobiles in an efficient manner has been a goal of Adobe for some time. The majority of mobile phones that can use Flash at the moment use Flash Lite, the cut down version of the technology, and one that is limited in what it can play. Although the technology is not expected to be available until the second half of 2009, Adobe will demonstrate Flash Player 10 during the Adobe MAX developer conference this week in San Francisco. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting lidija davis A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Adobe#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Celtra Changes Price Structure to Its Self-Serve Platform for Rich Media Mobile Ads [Updated]

first_imgdan rowinski A new tool is coming for advertisers that want to create rich media ads for the mobile Web and native applications. Celtra, an ad creation platform out of Cambridge, Mass., is announcing new price structures through two new features to its platform to create animated banner ads and single page expandable ads that are aimed to increase mobile ad engagement. The notion is to lower the barrier for entry for advertisers and publishers to create rich media ads for mobile. The philosophy behind mobile ads is changing. The idea is to move away from drop down and static banner ads and create more rich media and interstitial ads that users are more likely to find enticing and harder to avoid. Celtra wants to lead the third-party charge in creating those kinds of ads, but it is swimming in deep waters. There are a variety of companies that are aiming at the same goal. Celtra is hoping that with its new pricing structure it can be the leader in bringing these solutions to the masses. Celtra is a self-service ad creation platform for iOS, Android and the mobile Web. It partners with the who’s who of mobile ad creation and distribution, from Google’s DoubleClick and AdMob to Jumptap and real-time bidding network Nexage (also a Boston-based company). It has created ads for Intel, Bing and Capital One (pictured). Celtra can provide the tools to create rich media ads as well as analytics for the performance of those ads.Celtra’s solutions are near the top of the industry. The new pricing of the platform is designed to bring rich media ads from big brand agencies to the masses. Essentially, Celtra’s offerings will come in different pricing tiers with more tools and functionality the more you pay. The two new announcements are the animated HTML5 banner ads and the simple rich media ads that can fit a variety of price structures. Yet, the company could be in for possible disruption. It will not come from below with a startup looking to eats its lunch, but rather from above. Apple iAd is eventually aiming to do exactly what Celtra is releasing tomorrow – an easy-to-use platform designed for creating rich media ads in iOS and the mobile Web. The difference between iAd and Celtra is the fact that Apple holds a tight rein on the iAd platform. When it initially launched, advertisers needed to pony up at least $1 million and then be subject to Apple’s creative team. The payoff for the investment was supposed to be lucrative but Apple may have overplayed its hand as iAd has not been much heard of since launching in the spring of 2010. If Apple takes its grip off of iAd (which is entirely possible with the passing of Steve Jobs and his manner of control of the user interface) and creates a self-serve platform much in the same manner, Celtra will find itself competing directly against one of the largest corporations in the world. Developers and advertisers – Does Celtra’s new tool look like an answer to increasing engagement in mobile ads? Can it help developers get paid? Let us know in the comments. Update Oct. 17, 5:11 p.m. EST — Due to miscommunication, this post and headline has been updated to clarify the nature of the new Celtra offerings. It is not creating a new platform. Celtra is adding two new features to platform to diversify the pricing structure. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#Mobile Ads Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Oh You Won Your Ring On A Superteam Big Deal 🙄

1990s28.539.4C. Barkley (’92) • S. O’Neal (’96) • C. Barkley (’96) Despite all the advances statheads have made in how we measure NBA greatness, many fans still regard championship rings as the ultimate arbiter of a star player’s legacy. And although some scoff at such a simplistic measure, basketball is deterministic enough that the top players do generally tend to accumulate more than their share of championships. There are always anomalies — nobody thinks Robert Horry (seven rings) was better than Charles Barkley (zero) — but for the most part, ring-counting isn’t a total diversion along the path to understanding a legend’s place in the pantheon of the game. Sometimes it can even (gasp!) offer insight.The trouble is, the players began to realize how they were being judged. They saw how long a shadow Michael Jordan’s six titles cast over subsequent generations of would-be GOATs. They also saw what happened to Barkley’s and Karl Malone’s legacies after never winning a ring. “I don’t want to be 31 with bad knees and no championship,” LeBron James reportedly told friends before signing with the Miami Heat in the spectacle that was The Decision (Part 1) in 2010. He knew that, for all his individual accolades, history wouldn’t be kind if a player of his talent didn’t rack up titles. And in an era of players who increasingly control their own destinies, James took considerable steps to ensure a championship future.In economics, there’s an adage about what happens when people know they’re being evaluated on specific criteria; it’s called Goodhart’s Law. As professor Marilyn Strathern would phrase it: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” In other words, when you focus on the measurements others are using to judge you, you start altering your behavior to optimize for those measurements — and the measurements begin to lose their meaning.When that happens, there are often unintended consequences. (Such as the famous parable of a Soviet nail factory responding to production targets by making thousands of tiny, useless nails.) And when it comes to ring-chasing, NBA stars have started to run seriously afoul of Goodhart’s Law. They’ve made championships the target — and, in the process, have fundamentally changed the meaning of those championships for a player’s legacy.Moving to a contending team in pursuit of a championship used to be a last resort for a veteran star, such as when 32-year-old Clyde Drexler was dealt to the Houston Rockets in 1995, or when Kevin Garnett went to the Boston Celtics at age 31 in 2007. Each had requested a trade to a contender, but only after exhausting attempts to win with his original franchise. James flipped that paradigm on its head when, at the tender age of 25, he left Cleveland to play next to Hall of Fame talents Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. That move gave prime-age Kevin Durant a precedent for joining the record-setting Warriors in 2016, and it paved the way for DeMarcus Cousins to sign with Golden State this summer on an absurdly cheap contract.1Yes, Cousins is coming back from a serious injury. But he’s also a superstar talent who was specifically brought in to boost Golden State’s chances of winning in the playoffs.Durant’s decision ended up working out (and we’re assuming Cousins’s will, too). But there are other, more dismal ring-vulturing moments, such as when the Brooklyn Nets tried to recreate the 2008 Celtics in 2013, or when Steve Nash and Dwight Howard joined Kobe Bryant on the Lakers in 2012. Either way, in recent years, good players jumping from team to team in search of rings went from a rarity to the norm. In the 2010s, the top 10 players who switched teams between seasons2As measured by a consensus of the following value metrics over their previous three seasons: Estimated Wins Added, Value Over Replacement Player and Win Shares, all scaled to wins above replacement and averaged together. have been much younger and better than their counterparts from previous decades: 1980s28.534.0M. Malone (’82) • A. Dantley (’86) • A. Gilmore (’82) 2010s26.748.4L. James (’10) • L. James (’14) • C. Paul (’11) DecadeAvg. AgeAvg. Wins CreatedTop 3 Modern team-hoppers are younger and betterAverage age for the top 10 players, by wins created,* who changed teams between seasons in each decade, 1980-2018 It’s not the players’ fault that they’ve been presented with the opportunity to pursue championships on stacked megateams. Unlike baseball, maximum contracts cap the amount of money any team, good or bad, can offer a superstar. Because of this, the decisions of NBA stars often turn on non-monetary concerns — such as the desirability of a team’s city and, yes, how much of a chance new teammates would give them to contend for titles. Add in the occasional shock to the NBA’s financial system, like the massive salary-cap spike that allowed the Warriors to sign Durant, and the league hasn’t exactly set up the right conditions to discourage its stars from trying to pad their championship tallies.3The Player’s Association does share in this blame as well. The league proposed salary-cap “smoothing” to reduce the impact of a big spike in the summer of 2016, but the players’ union turned it down. Then again, years of tough negotiating left union head Michele Roberts rightfully skeptical that the offer wasn’t going to hurt her clients’ earning potential.At the same time, it isn’t completely clear whether ring-chasing will bring modern players the boost in historical prestige they’re seeking. Although James’s legacy as an all-time great is written in stone, his disappointing NBA Finals record — particularly without the help of Wade and Bosh, as he was 1-4 in Finals appearances as a Cavalier — may hurt his pursuit of Jordan as GOAT. Durant’s two titles with the Warriors have been met with grudging respect by most hoopheads, but they’ve also launched a thousand RealGM and Reddit threads debating how much his superteam-aided rings are “really worth” relative to those of other stars. And who knows how little credit observers will give Cousins if he helps Golden State win a third straight title? In an effort to please the ring-counters, this generation of championship-seekers may have only angered them further by irrevocably changing the historical meaning of championships in every player’s record.4As another unintended consequence, perhaps pre-/nonsuperteam rings (such as Wade’s first Heat title in 2006 or Dirk Nowitzki’s championship with Dallas in 2011) will gain more value in the grand scope of NBA history.But winning is fun, and lifting trophies is even more fun. And it’s possible that, once the moment for heated online debate has passed, all that’s left is the championship count on Basketball-Reference.com. Fans who witnessed the state of the league at the time may go through their own calculations, boosting the value of some rings and devaluing others, but every title counts the same there. And if that sounds offensive, maybe that means it’s time for measures other than rings to gain weight when assessing the careers of the game’s greatest stars. * An average of the wins above replacement-scaled versions of three metrics for the three seasons prior to the player’s team change: Value Over Replacement Player (VORP), Win Shares (WS) and Estimated Wins Added (EWA).Age is as of the offseason in which the player changed teams.Source: Basketball-Reference.com, ESPN 2000s30.343.1K. Garnett (’07) • T. McGrady (’04) • S. O’Neal (’04) read more

Legendary Lionel Messi reaches 400 La Liga goals

first_imgAfter his goal against Eibar at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi kept making history with the club after reaching his 400th La Liga goal.We are already out of adjectives to describe how incredible Lionel Messi has been for La Liga, today he scored his 400th La Liga goal against Eibar in front of all his fans and he became the only player in football history who has scored so many goals for a single domestic competition.The Argentine also has 159 assists in the Spanish tournament, which also puts him at the very top of the stats. In a match that was supposed to be easier than it actually was, Luis Suarez and a recovered Philippe Coutinho joined the party.The Uruguay international scored two goals against Eibar, the first and the last one of the 3-0 victory.The Brazilian wasn’t able to score, but he left several hints of his quality throughout the whole match and even assisted Suarez on his first goal.Playing as he did against Eibar, we can already state that Philippe Coutinho is completely back to his best form but he will need to remain like this for the rest of the season if he doesn’t want to be sold to the highest bidder next summer.But tonight’s main man was Lionel Messi, he keeps on gifting us with magical moments in 14 years of his career.✅ ¡LOGRO DESBLOQUEADO! 🔐⚽ 400 GOLES en #LaLigaSantander ⚽🌟 ¡MESSI es #LaLigaHistory! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/2lcCSqx43W— LaLiga (@LaLiga) January 13, 2019That very first La Liga goal he scored against Albacete back in 2005 was only the beginning, he reached this mythical number today and became an absolute legend amongst other legends.The player who is closer to him at the top of the list in all European leagues is Gerd Müller, who managed to score 365 goals for Bayern München in the Bundesliga.Jimmy Greaves is third with 357 goals scored in the English First Division before the Premier League was created.Then we have two Italians, the first one is Dellio Onnis, who scored 299 goals in the French Ligue 1. And we can’t forget legendary Silvio Piola, who got to score 274 goals in the Italian Serie A.These are the players who complete the list, but Messi has more merit for being able to get this milestone in the same era as Cristiano Ronaldo.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.The Portuguese forward has a lot of merit in La Liga as well, as he managed to score 311 goals in the competition and remains as the second all-time goal-scorer after his spell at Real Madrid.Cristiano still has more league goals than Lionel, 12 to be exact.#LionelMessi es el primer jugador en alcanzar 400 goles en una sola de las 5 ligas grandes de EuropaLo logró con su 13er gol en @LaLiga vs Eibar. #Messi400 pic.twitter.com/vjbK4nMju0— ESPN Datos (@ESPNDatos) January 13, 2019Considering that Messi is nearly 2 years younger than Cristiano Ronaldo, being only 12 goals below the Portuguese player is truly incredible.Cristiano began his career at Sporting Lisbon and scored three goals in the domestic competition, then he moved to Manchester United and scored a good 84 goals during his spell with the Red Devils.We all know his story with Real Madrid, but Ronaldo remains strong and has already scored 14 Serie A goals since he arrived at Juventus last summer.The debate will forever remain alive between these two because some give more credit to Messi for being able to make La Liga his own, but many will always give Cristiano the advantage because he has been able to become a legend in the three biggest European leagues that exist.One thing is for sure though, Cristiano Ronaldo will never do what Lionel Messi achieved this Sunday because he never wanted to remain in a single club throughout his career.Perhaps if he would’ve stayed at Real Madrid during his whole career, Ronaldo may have reached Messi’s numbers but things worked out differently and he had to leave.👑 ¡MESSI, REY DEL GOL! 👑Messi = 400 goles Cristiano = 311 golesZarra = 251 golesHugo Sánchez = 234 goles Raúl = 228 goles#LaLigaSantander #LaLigaHistory pic.twitter.com/JvrwwoYRBJ— LaLiga (@LaLiga) January 13, 2019What has more credit, Messi’s 400 goals for a single club or Ronaldo’s 412 between 4 clubs? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Kalank day 3 box office collection Varun DhawanAlia Bhatt starrer fails to

first_imgKalank box office collectionPR HandoutsPeriod drama Kalank has had a terrific start at the box office, becoming the biggest opener of 2019 till now. But the movie suffered a massive fall in its collection on second day, and it did not witness much growth on Friday as well.Kalank, starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Kunal Kemmu, had collected Rs 20.60 crore at the Indian box office on its opening day.It became the biggest opener of this year, beating Akshay Kumar’s Kesari. However, the film failed to maintain the same momentum in next two days. The film’s collection dropped almost by fifty percent on its second day as it collected Rs 11.45 crore on Thursday.The film’s drop in business was attributed to the negative reviews and bad word of mouth. It was expected that Kalank’s collection would enjoy a big jump on day 3 due to Good Friday holiday. However, the occupancy remained more or less similar to the second day.Having been released on 4,000 screens across India, Kalank collected Rs 11.60 crore at the domestic market on Friday, according to early estimates. It will be interesting to see if the big movie witnesses any significant growth in its earning over the weekend.”#Kalank sees minimal growth on Day 3 [#GoodFriday holiday]… Big jump is clearly missing… Plexes better, mass circuits ordinary/weak… Now dependent on Sat and Sun to add to the total… Wed 21.60 cr, Thu 11.45 cr, Fri 11.60 cr. Total: ₹ 44.65 cr. India biz,” Taran Adarsh tweeted. Directed by Abhishek Varman, Kalank was one of the most anticipated films of this year due to the stellar star cast and its grandeur.last_img read more

Saudi king too wants regime continuity FS

first_imgA handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 17, 2018, shows King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) receiving Bangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh.Photo: AFPAppreciating Bangladesh’s tremendous development unleashed under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday wished the continuity of the present regime in the coming days.The Saudi Kind made the wish when prime minister Sheikh Hasina had an audience with him, foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque while briefing reporters after the meeting.The official also said earlier that many leaders who joined the UN General Assembly session last month wished continue of the prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s administration.”The Saudi king repeatedly said Bangladesh has achieved huge development and its continuity needs to be maintained. Here the continuity means the continuation of the prime minister,” he said.Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, also the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, said if there is continuity, the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will be strengthened further in all areas, the foreign secretary added.About the meeting, Shahidul said a discussion was held amid a very cordial and warm environment.When the prime minister reached the Royal Palace, the king himself came out to its gate to receive her, he said.”The king told the prime minister that it (Royal Palace) is your house and you’re always welcome here,” the foreign secretary said, adding that there was elaborate banquet and the king was seen very cordial while talking to the prime minister over the lunch.The Saudi king stressed the need for exploiting the opportunity on the cooperation between the brotherly countries in different sectors, including economic and cultural areas.He highly lauded Bangladesh for its voice over the establishment of the Palestine people’s rights. “Bangladesh’s position is very respectful,” the foreign secretary quoted the king as saying.The prime minister thanked the Saudi king for his cordial hospitality.When she drew his attention to the problems of Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia, the king said it is his duty to resolve those as Bangladeshi expatriates contribute to the socio-economic development of Saudi Arabia, too.The prime minister invited the Saudi king to visit Bangladesh and he accepted it, Shahidul Haque said.last_img

Hajj flights fare cut by Tk 10000

first_imgThe Biman Bangladesh Airlines reduced hajj flights fare by Tk 10,191 on Thursday, reports UNBNow, pilgrims flying to Makkah will have to pay Tk 1,28,000. Last year, the national flag carrier carried half of the pilgrims from Bangladesh.State minister for religious affairs Sheikh MdAbdullah made the price cut announcement after an inter-ministry meeting with civil aviation and tourism ministry in Dhaka.”The fare has been reduced considering the welfare of the pilgrims,” he said. “Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is very sincere about it.”Abdullah said his ministry would provide all sorts of assistance for proper hajj management.last_img read more

HCC Chancellor Points To Community Colleges Changing Role

first_img Listen If there was one message Chancellor Cesar Maldonado had for the guests at the George R Brown Convention Center, it was this:“It is no longer business as usual at HCC,” he proclaimed at the morning breakfast for the annual “State of the College” address.“We are bringing workplace settings to the classroom so students can learn how to innovate and collaborate before they go out into the workforce,” he added. Maldonado said that they’re sharpening that focus on the workforce. Not just any jobs though – new jobs.“We’ve lost a lot of jobs to technology, so if we focus our efforts on increasing the technical competence of our workforce and exposing them to all the current and new technologies, I am confident that we will see a growth in employment in the manufacturing areas, with new jobs,” he said.On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump pledged to rebuild the nation’s workforce. His administration may bring more attention to community colleges that educate and train all kinds of students.At HCC, Maldonado hopes a new academy at the Port of Houston will help accomplish that. HCC wants an extra two million dollars from state lawmakers to start the port academy.HCC is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Greater Houston, with more than 70,000 students. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharecenter_img Laura IsenseeHCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado addressed a crowd at the George R. Brown Convention Center on the state of the college. Laura IsenseeHCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado said that the college is doing more to prepare the future workforce of the region. 00:00 /01:11 Xlast_img read more