Western Bureau: St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) are the 2015 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup champions. Neville Morgan’s header in the 57th minute was enough to hand STETHS a 1-0 win. It’s their second title in three years and their fifth overall. Yesterday’s defeat extended Dinthill’s long wait for another hold on the coveted title. They last won the trophy in 1981. The Montego Bay Sports Complex hosted the final, and as promised by the STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn, it was one to be remembered. Prior to the match, the STETHS coach he really wanted to take this title after several early-season setbacks, and his players played like they were on a mission yesterday. From the opening whistle STETHS enjoyed the majority of ball possession and it was clear that Dinthill’s tactics of sitting deep in defence and allowing STETHS to attack would backfire in the end. They came very close to opening their account in the 20th minute, when several attempts on the Dinthill goal resulted in a header crashing against the crossbar. The rebound was subsequently put over, as Dinthill breathed a collective sigh of relief. That was STETHS’s first real chance, but before that the danger man for Dinthill, Rodave Murray, had a half chance which he also failed to convert at the other end. Just after the half-time break, it was time for STETHS’s ace goalgetter Michael Kerr to show his worth and he nearly made Dinthill pay with a rasping shot that flew just wide of the far post in the 50th minute. Dinthill’s big goalkeeper George Brown then saved smartly, diving to his right to block another of Kerr’s efforts with his leg to keep the scoreline even. But with their opponents offering little in attack, STETHS struck. Morgan rose above the Dinthill defenders to head past Brown from a left-sided corner for the only goal of the final. STETHS supporters invaded the field at the final whistle as they celebrated wildly. Dinthill’s only consolation is that they will still have the current team intact next year to mount another assault, and perhaps take that other step in lifting the title that keeps eluding them. SIGH OF RELIEF
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Zach Randolph had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Buddy Hield added 17 points for the Kings. Sampson grabbed 16 rebounds in his first start this season.While Cleveland’s win streak is impressive, James said he won’t consider anything special until the Cavs nearly double it.“Twenty-five,” he said when asked where the streak needs to get to before becoming significant. “Because you’re getting close to 33 (Lakers 1971-72), that’s the all-time record. We ain’t nowhere near close. We got close in Miami. We got to 27 and lost to Chicago.”Thanks to James and another Chicago, the Cavs roll on.ROSE REFLECTSCavs guard Derrick Rose spoke to his teammates before the morning shootaround, two days after returning to the team from a self-imposed hiatus. Rose has been dealing with a sprained ankle and the 2011 NBA MVP’s latest injury had him re-considering his future.Lue didn’t provide any specifics about Rose’s comments, but said his teammates were glad to have him around again.“It was just good to have him back and hear him talk because he’s not a big talker,” Lue said. “He’s a quiet guy. But just hearing what he had to say and then just seeing how everyone was welcoming him back and was happy he’s here.”SAMPSON STARTSampson, who was born in Cleveland and went to the same high school as James, didn’t know he was starting until he arrived at the arena. Then he learned he was guarding James.“I knew it was going to be a challenge,” he said. “I look at moments like this, it was fun. You want to make as few mistakes as possible, and make that guy work. LeBron’s one of the best players in the league so you’ve got to make everything tough on him. That’s what I tried to do, but we came up short.”TIP-INS Kings: G Frank Mason scored a season-high 15. … C Willie Cauley-Stein (strained lower back) didn’t play after getting hurt on Saturday against Milwaukee. Cauley-Stein is also expected to sit out Friday’s game at New Orleans.Cavaliers: F Tristan Thompson scrimmaged along with G Isaiah Thomas, who is nearing his debut with Cleveland after being sidelined with a hip injury. While it’s still not clear when Thomas will play, Thompson, who has missed 17 games since Nov. 1 with a strained left calf, could be back in the floor in days. “I’ll be ready to return when the front office and them (the medical team) say I’m ready to return,” Thompson said, purposely being vague. “I gotta stay in my lane like LaVar Ball said.” … Cleveland has made at least 10 3-pointers in 13 straight games and scored at least 100 in 18 in a row.UP NEXTKings: Wrap up four-game trip at New Orleans on Friday.Cavaliers: At Indiana on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James celebrates after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 101-95. 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View comments James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the Cavaliers tied a franchise record with their 13th straight win, 101-95 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.James, who changed his sneakers three times, also had 11 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Cavs rally from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to remain unbeaten since Nov. 11. His decisive 3-pointer in the final minute over JaKarr Sampson came after James went to the bench during a timeout and told coach Tyronn Lue to run a play for him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“Was going to run a different play and then Bron said, ‘I want Chicago.’ So I said, ‘OK,’” Lue said. “We got it to him and he made a big shot.”After catching the inbounds pass, James took a dribble to his left and then stepped behind the line and knocked down his fifth 3-pointer. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Irving, short-handed Celtics earn win over Mavericks “It felt good,” said James, who finished 12 of 18 from the floor. “I was able to get the laces where I wanted them and I got enough space, I created enough space with the step-back away from JaKarr and I was able to let it go. It felt good the whole time.”Cleveland, which also won 13 straight in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, will try to break the team record Friday at Indiana.This one wasn’t easy. The Kings gave the Cavs everything they had, but couldn’t contain James in the clutch. That’s been the case for nearly every team that has faced the three-time champion, who is shooting with a confidence rarely seen in his career.“He’s amazing,” said Kyle Korver, who opened the fourth quarter with three straight 3-pointers to give Cleveland the lead. “He’s just demanding the ball. He’s like, ‘Give me the ball, we’re about to win.’ And, I’ve been around some guys who’ve had amazing years. I’ve been playing with him and Derrick (Rose) when he was MVP. Allen Iverson when I was young.“But he’s taken this to a whole new level. It’s amazing to have a better than a front-row seat, because I’m usually on the court next to him somewhere. I’m glad he’s on my team.”ADVERTISEMENT
Guyana hurricane responseBy Samuel SukhnandanSix containers of relief supplies were shipped on Tuesday to hurricane-affected islands, while another three have already been packed and are awaiting shipment. Two more are currently being packed.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (right); Minister of State, Joseph Harmon (left); CDC Director General, Colonel (retired) Chabilall Ramsarup (to the PM’s right) and other officials discussing relief effort plansThe first six containers carry important items such as: rice, sugar, flour, biscuits, macaroni, water and tarpaulin, and are being sent to Dominica. The other three containers will be sent to Antigua.The items in these containers were the result of donations mostly from the Private Sector and other donors, including Government, and weigh in excess of 80 tonnes.During an informal gathering at the Guyana National Shipping Corporation (GNIC) on Tuesday, Civil Disaster Commission (CDC) Director General, Colonel (retired) Chabilall Ramsarup told the media that the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will be responsible for the distribution of these relief items.The six containers that left the GNIC wharf on Tuesday for DominicaHe said while specific numbers of containers have been assigned to two different countries, the CDEMA will decide whether they should be utilised in that country, based on the needs. “They are going to coordinate whatever goes into Antigua, and whether other islands need it badly,” he added.Ramsarup said given the massive devastation in Dominica, most of the relief supplies will be sent to that island, especially since there is word that Antigua has already been receiving massive support. He noted that these containers could take 10-12 days or longer to be shipped, based on the weather at sea.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who was also present to see the first shipment sent off, said he was pleased that the effort was continuing and thanked Tropical Shipping for facilitating the shipment of these containers free of cost as assistance to the relief efforts of the people of Guyana. He described the effort by this company as magnanimous and encouraged others to follow suit.“This part of the continuing effort, we are not done as yet. We are hoping that other sections of the society, particularly the Private Sector, would continue to respond to the efforts being made here to help those who are affected, particularly in Antigua and Dominica at this point in time,” he added.The Prime Minister noted, however, that one of the largest requests received from the affected islands was for lumber. He explained that gathering the material was taking longer than expected, but it would have to be sent in one shipment. “We are committing ourselves to our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean and we hope that [our] modest effort will go towards helping to sooth some suffering,” he said.Meanwhile, representing the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Komal Singh said since the hurricane, the PSC has been engaged in mobilising businesses to work very closely with Government and over the past few weeks, it has been able to gather support from the Private Sector in many areas.“Our effort is not done. We will continue to see how much support we can garner and send to these affected islands. We will also work with PSC and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce to see how best to work with these islands during the rebuilding process also,” Singh said.Following the devastating hurricanes, President David Granger had summoned a meeting with his Cabinet to discuss how Guyana could respond to the crisis. Prime Minister Nagamootoo was tasked with heading a ministerial task force responsible for oversight of the efforts to respond to the crisis.Government had also pledged an initial sum of US$50,000 to aid urgent relief efforts through Caricom’s regional mechanism, coordinated by the CDEMA in partnership with the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
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Remember that the Steelers, the No. 6 seed in the AFC, are in their sixth conference title game in 12 years. The Panthers, No. 5 in the NFC, were in the Super Bowl two years ago and finished 11-5 this season, as good a record as anyone in the NFC but the Seahawks. In fact, a Super Bowl between two wild-card teams wouldn’t be a huge surprise – it would hardly be a shock if the Steelers win Sunday in Denver and the Panthers win in Seattle. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardA lot of it has to do with the coaches. John Fox of the Panthers was the Giants’ defensive coordinator when they got to the Super Bowl in 2001 and is 5-1 in the postseason with Carolina. His offensive coordinator is Dan Henning, a head coach with Atlanta (1983-86) and San Diego (1989-91), but also a former assistant under Joe Gibbs with Super Bowl winners in Washington. What they’ve done in two games might even be called astounding: shutting out a top offense and moving at ease through a top defense. Even New York’s Tiki Barber, normally careful with his comments, noted (correctly) how badly Carolina outcoached the Giants in the Meadowlands, blanking an offense that had scored 421 points in the regular season, third most in the league. Then the Panthers went to Chicago, scored 29 points and put up 434 yards on what all season had been the NFL’s best defense. That was against Coach of the Year Lovie Smith, as Henning and Jake Delhomme exploited defensive weaknesses that no one else seemed able to find. Only the 1985 New England Patriots have won three games on the road to get to the Super Bowl. Don’t put Pittsburgh and Carolina – both trying to accomplish the same feat – in a class with New England, which lost 46-10 to Chicago and became a footnote to history. They are legitimate contenders who ended up at the bottom of the seedings because of injuries and fluky plays, not because they lack ability. Pittsburgh? Cowher takes a lot of heat for four title-game losses at home. But maybe his critics should note that it takes a good coach to get that far six times in 12 seasons. The defensive schemes cooked up by Cowher and coordinator Dick LeBeau, another former head coach, had Peyton Manning rattled and out of sync for three quarters of last week’s game. He couldn’t decipher the blitzes and was throwing off his back foot much of the time – just like his brother Eli did with the Giants against Carolina. Also give the Steelers credit for offensive innovation. A team committed to the run more than any team in the league, they came out throwing early against a defense stacked to stop the ground game. They jumped to a 21-3 lead and won a game that wouldn’t have been close at the end if not for an egregious officiating error. Beyond that, these are teams that at the beginning of the season were expected to be there – but seeded higher. Pittsburgh probably would have won the AFC North had Ben Roethlisberger not been banged up during a three-game losing streak that put their playoff chances in peril. The Panthers would have won the NFC South if not for a fluky running-into-the-kicker penalty that cost them a game against Dallas. Also remember that both are better on the road than at home (each is 8-2 on the road compared to 5-3 at home, including the playoffs). Some people who have watched the Steelers closely through Cowher’s 14 seasons also think they are playing better because less is expected from them. All five of the previous title games under Cowher were at home, and they are 1-4 in those, including a 41-27 loss to New England last year. Fox, meanwhile, is establishing himself as a premier playoff coach and Jake Delhomme has become a premier playoff QB, 5-1 overall. He quarterbacked Carolina to a win in Philadelphia in the conference title game two years ago, and he excelled in the game he lost: the 32-29 shootout with New England in the Super Bowl. Yes, he went undrafted coming out of college, but he’s totally outplayed two inexperienced first-round picks: Eli Manning and Rex Grossman. “Once you do something, it makes it a little easier to do it again,” Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers said. “Experience plays a part in it. I’m confident in our ability to go on the road and do well because we’ve done it before.” So forget about those ’85 Patriots, mismatched in the big game against one of the better teams of the modern era. These low seeds are legitimate. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Santa Clarita chapter of Century City Ski Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. TODAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Flame of Life volunteers will install new officers 6 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Terrie Cipriano at (661) 253-8082. WEDNESDAY Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Workshop for Nonprofits on media relations, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the SCV Resource Center in the Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $60. Call (661) 250-3720. SCV Quilt Guild auction, 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at (661) 298-1385. Mom’s Mixer, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. Safe Surrender meeting, 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall. Call Victoriana Donnelly at (661) 253-8761. SCV Singles will have a mixer, 7 p.m. at The Greens, 26501 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Golf: $8. Call (661) 222-2900. Le Tip Business Network Group will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or visit www.allvalleyletip.com. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. FRIDAY AARP Driver Safety class, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY AARP Driver Safety class, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Free used oil recycling kits will be distributed, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kragen Auto Parts, 26850 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 230223 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (626) 577-2587. Nature program, “Living Among Mountain Lions,” 2-4 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
McCumhaills 0-5 St Michael’s 0-6Peter McFadden scored an injury time winner to help St Michael’s draw first blood against McCumhaills in the first round of the Senior Reserve Championship at Ballybofey.The game was played in terrible conditions putting a dampener on any hope of a decent game between these two sides. McCumhaills went in at half time leading 0-4 to 0-3.The game looked like it was heading to a 0-5 to 0-5 stalemate until McFadden popped up with just seconds to go to kick the winner.EndsSENIOR RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP: MCFADDEN’S LATE LATE POINT GIVES ST MICHAEL’S VICTORY OVER MCCUMHAILLS was last modified: May 21st, 2011 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)
Drake Individual Men’s Results – 6k2. Reed Fischer, 17:59.546. Kyle Cass, 19:11.550. Chris Kaminski, 19.18.058. Kyle Brandt, 19:25.680. Matt Cozine, 20:08.884. Xavier Lechleitner, 20:34.385. George Webb, 20:35.389. Alec Bognar Story Links IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Drake University cross country team raced for the first time in 2016 with a season-opening race at the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Sept. 2, evening. Coming after just one week of hard training, the meet serves as one of the benchmarks of the Bulldogs’ upcoming season. Drake Individual Women’s Results – 3k11. Bailee Cofer, 10:32.935. Mykaela Cole, 10:56.950. Morgan Garcia, 11:12.660. Olivia Rogers, 11:24.174. Kayla Giuliano, 11:43.483. Mackenzie Davis, 12:40.5 Print Friendly Version Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.), the Missouri Valley Conference runner-up last season, started his senior season off by finishing second in the men’s 6-kilometer race in 17:59.5. As a team the Bulldogs finished eighth in a field that included Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois and Missouri. Iowa State’s Toby Hardwick won the race in 15:57.6. Women’s Team Results1. Iowa, 472. Creighton, 793. UNI, 804. Iowa State, 995. Illinois State, 1016. Bradley, 1587. Missouri, 1648. Drake, 187 Men’s Team Results1. Iowa State, 312. Iowa, 603. Illinois, 1104. Illinois State, 1285. Creighton, 1436. Missouri, 1667. UNI, 1718. Drake, 1849. Bradley, 186 The women’s team finished eighth in a similar field on a 3-kilometer course. Veteran Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) was 11th overall in 10:32.9 followed by three freshmen including Mykaela Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) in 35th with a 10:56.9 finish. Complete Results “We didn’t race the whole team, but for those who did, tt was a good way to get our season underway and a good way to shake off some of the summer rust,” said head coach Dan Hostager. “It was our first hard workout of the fall, so it was great to see our freshman run so well.” Hawkeye InvitationalIowa City, Iowa – Sept. 2, 2016Ashton Cross Country Course The Bulldogs return to competition next Friday, Sept. 9, at the Oz Memorial, hosted by the University of Minnesota. Freshman Kyle Cass (Deforest, Wis.) was the second Bulldog across the line in 19:11.5 for a 46th place finish.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#start bernard lunn Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Facebook Rounds of InvestmentData courtesy of VC Experts Valuation and Terms database.Our Theory on This Investment and Twitter’s Game PlanThese high-profile deals have “optics” (i.e. the PR or headline story for public consumption) and fundamentals (i.e. how the investors actually make money). They are very different.The key to the fundamentals is the Liquidation Preference. We touched on this in one of our “Startup 101” chapters: How to Scale Without Losing Your Shirt. Basically, upon exit, the investors get their money out before the entrepreneurs do. That’s reasonable. For example, the Twitter team has not actually built a business worth $1 billion; it is only saying it can do so (with some credibility).So, the investors putting in $100 million have their risk (or downside) covered. The only way they can lose money is if Twitter sells for less than $100 million, which is pretty unlikely… not impossible, but unlikely. But if it sells for $100 million, then all of the other investors lose everything. The exit valuation has to be higher than $157.97 million (total money invested) for the founders and management team to see a dime.So, with their downside covered, investors can focus on the upside. This is where optics matter. With this deal, the entrepreneurs can say the following to any potential acquirers:“Negotiations have to start at $1 billion. It clearly cannot be lower than that,” and“We have a long runway. If you don’t do this deal now, the price will only be higher later.”In this case, the optics are critical. Although the investors in this latest round have protected their downside, they won’t see any upside unless the exit valuation is greater than $1 billion. By putting in a large amount (which they cannot really lose), the investors help to ensure that the exit valuation is high.Ideally, Twitter will exit before revenue, when revenue potential is unlimited. As soon as actual revenue comes in, three bad things happen:Acquirers say, “Let’s wait and see how this pans out.”Costs go up: you have paying customers who demand real service.Revenue targets may go south. Exponential hockey-stick growth is hard enough for a free service (kudos to Twitter for doing that brilliantly) but way, way harder when money changes hands. Real money (not investment money) paid by someone to Twitter becomes friction. Twitter ceases to be a friction-less flywheel.Twitter does have enough cash now to execute on a revenue plan and outlast acquirers who like to sit on the fence. So any way you look at it, this is a smart deal. It is not “evil”: this is all business between consenting adults. Evil would be selling stock to “widows and orphans” in the public market who (A) don’t have Preference and (B) don’t have the means to evaluate the risk on a deal like this. That was Bubble 1.0, and it won’t happen again. This is not Bubble 2.0. This is fundamentally different, even if the optics may look similar.So What Do the Investment Facts Say?Enough about theory, what do the facts tell us?Yes, the Series E investors (the ones that just put in $100 million) get Liquidation Preference. Look at the line for the current round that says Liquidation Preference. If it says “Senior,” then they get their money out first. If it says Pari Passu, then all investors get their money out equally (i.e. all investors get their money out before the founders and managers).But they get only 1x Preference. They don’t get money back plus interest. Nor do they get 2x or 3x. Hint to entrepreneurs: any time you see 2x or 3x, run a mile!What Is the Difference With Facebook?All of the Facebook rounds are Pari Passu. What that really means is that earlier investors in Facebook have more clout. They have bigger funds and can essentially say, “If you don’t do this, we will.” The small funds that invested in Twitter early on, such as Union Square Ventures (USV), cannot meaningfully invest in a $100 million round without Twitter becoming too big a percentage of their portfolio. But based on the valuation it invested in early on, USV will make out big time on any exit over $200 million.The Great Facebook vs. Twitter Exit GameThis is high-stakes poker. Facebook has the potential to do an IPO. It has enough revenue and has at least neutral cash flow. With its actual finances not being in the public domain, we don’t really know how good Facebook’s finances are and therefore cannot know how ready it is to do an IPO. But that’s not a problem; it has enough cash in the bank to wait until it’s ready.So, any company that really wants to buy Facebook and keep it from doing an IPO will have to pay big time. Only two acquirers are motivated enough and big enough to do this: Google and Microsoft.Where does that leave Twitter? The $100 million round helps a lot. It is for show, not for spending. It has enough cash for negotiating clout. Facebook would cost Google or Microsoft way more than Twitter. If one of them bought Facebook, Twitter would be even more valuable to the other.If Facebook does an IPO, Twitter’s valuation would go up based on that public market comparable.We cannot bet on this in the public markets, so we can only have fun watching the game.How Does Perception of the Founders’ Motivations Influence the Game?In poker, perception matters. What you think the other person will do affects how you play your hand.The exit valuation depends in part on how credible is the founder’s drive to remain independent. Do acquirers really believe the founders are sincere in their stated desire to remain independent by going all the way to IPO? If the acquirer believes that the founder’s desire to remain independent is very strong, then it will raise its bid. So, who does the market see as being more driven to remain independent: Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook or Ev Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter?We asked Greg Boutin of Growthroute Ventures to comment on this part of the game. This is what he had to say:“My perception of Ev Williams/Biz Stone is that they are not in it for the journey, but for the destination. Any way I look at it, those guys are not geek visionaries with a mission; they are money-driven. They’ll flip Twitter to the highest bidder, if there is one. They know everyone is questioning Twitter’s potential for revenue creation, and the hype effect will die out in a matter of months. Twitter has mostly unfolded during the crisis; being in SF has sure influenced their thinking. And unlike Facebook with its platform status, it really has only so many options to create revenue, none of which is likely to support the valuation.”Greg thinks that Mark Zuckerberg is a different story:“Zuckerberg strikes me as someone who is driven less by the money – especially now that Facebook is turning a profit – than by the visceral “geek need” to prove he’s smarter. He’s demonstrated a strong desire to grow Facebook into the next big thing and I’d say even challenge Google for domination of the Internet.”Greg is willing to stick his neck out and make a prediction: “Twitter will sell next year for $2.5 billion to Google (or some other company that can come up with that kind of money). And Facebook will IPO.”He also thinks the high price will be based on non-rational factors: “They want to acquire it for the trophy factor, like top lawyers fighting to get the most expensive downtown offices. It’s an ego and brand thing.”What Insights Do You Get from This Data?We hope that people who are better qualified than us can describe what is significant in these deal terms, apart from the obviously high valuation.What jumps out at you from this data? How do you think this will play out? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… There is a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about the recent $100 million investment in Twitter at a $1 billion valuation, but most of it based on speculation. Twitter and Facebook are private companies. You cannot get the facts simply by typing a stock symbol into Yahoo Finance. Our mission at ReadWriteWeb is to add to the facts, not just the speculation. Rather than posting confidential information that someone has leaked to us, we prefer to start with publicly available data. That takes a lot of leg work and crawling through regulatory filings. Luckily, a firm in this industry does that professionally: the VC Experts Valuation and Terms database. It has given us access to and permission to publish the investment facts, as publicly recorded, for both Twitter and Facebook. We could not refrain from a bit of game theory speculation on how this could play out, and we invited a specialist in startup deals to add his speculation as well. But let’s start with the facts.The Twitter Rounds of Investment