KC hunt seven straight wins

first_imgRed-hot Kingston College will be on the hunt for their seventh straight victory today when they face Denham Town High in a top-of-the-table Group C clash in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup at the Edward Seaga Complex. Kick off time is 3:30 p.m.KC are in impressive form, following six wins from as many games, to be on top in the group on maximum 18 points. Denham Town are next on 15 points, followed by Papine High (7), St Mary’s College (5), Ascot High (4) and Norman Manley High (2).A win for KC today would guarantee a spot in the Manning Cup second round and also put them in a good position for automatic spots in the prestigious FLOW Super Cup and Walker Cup knockout competitions.Denham Town were beaten 4-0 by KC in the reverse fixture two weeks ago at the National Stadium, but head coach Ludlow Bernard said it will be a tough away game.”I expect Denham Town will be in the their comfort zone at home. We have three players (Shamar Bloomfield, Trayvon Reid and Nathan Thomas) from the Tivoli community and will play all three,” Bernard told The Gleaner yesterday.LEADING MARKSMAN”The three players will be at home and we also expect the other players to adapt to the situation as the field is a small one,” he added.KC also have in their line-up Rashawn Mackison, who is the competition’s leading marksman on 14 goals. He has scored in all KC’s games.However, Bernard said they are not a one-man team. “He (Mackison) has lifted the tempo in the Manning Cup in terms of goalscoring. It is a team effort and we don’t rely heavily on one player.”Denham Town coach Omar Edwards, says that his team will be ready for the return game against KC.”I believe the team was still in preseason for the first game. We have moved from strength to strength since that game,” Edwards said.”We are mentally prepared for KC as they are a really good team. However, we will give them a fight and, hopefully, come away with a positive result,” Edwards, who is also assistant coach of the national Under-17 team, added.Today’s gamesDenham Town vs KCAscot vs Norman ManleySt Mary’s College vs PapineJonathan Grant vs MeadowbrookHaile Selassie vs ArdenneSt Catherine vs Pembroke HallDunoon vs Wolmer’sJosÈ Marti vs Kingston TechnicalEdith Dalton James vs CamperdownCampion College vs CumberlandCalabar vs St JagoHydel vs Bridgeport*Home teams are named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.Points standingTeams GP W D L GF GA GD PtsGroup AExcelsior 4 3 1 0 14 3 11 10G Portmore 5 3 1 1 12 12 0 10St George’s 3 3 0 0 13 1 12 9Tivoli 5 1 4 0 6 10 -4 3Tarrant 5 0 0 5 3 21 -18 0Group BJC 3 3 0 0 9 0 9 9STATHS 4 1 2 1 2 3 -1 5Eltham 4 0 2 2 1 3 -2 2Vauxhall 3 0 2 1 2 8 -6 2Group CKC 6 6 0 0 35 1 34 18D Town 6 5 0 1 11 4 7 15Papine 6 2 1 3 12 7 5 7St Mary’s 6 1 2 3 6 19 13 5Ascot 6 1 1 4 6 25 -19 4N Manley 6 0 2 4 4 18 -14 2Group DH Selassie 6 5 0 1 13 5 8 15St Catherine 6 4 2 0 7 2 5 14J Grant 6 4 1 1 14 5 9 13Ardenne 6 2 1 3 5 12 -7 7M’brook 6 1 0 5 5 10 -5 3P Hall 6 0 0 6 2 12 -10 0Group EC Smith 5 4 0 1 13 4 9 12H Trinity 5 4 0 1 10 2 8 12Waterford 5 3 0 2 13 6 7 9C Carty 4 0 1 3 0 11 -11 1Mona 5 0 1 4 2 15 -13 1Group FWolmer’s 6 6 0 0 22 0 22 18C’down 6 4 1 1 13 4 9 13KTHS 6 2 2 2 5 4 1 8Dunoon 6 2 1 3 4 9 -5 7J Marti 6 1 2 3 6 9 -3 5Edith Dalton 6 0 0 6 2 19 -17 0Group GSt Jago 6 4 1 1 12 2 10 13Bridgeport 6 4 1 1 9 3 6 13Hydel 6 3 2 1 19 4 15 11Calabar 6 3 0 3 11 5 6 9Cumberland 6 2 0 4 8 12 -4 6Campion 6 0 0 6 0 33 -33 0last_img read more

UEFA charges Roma for ballboy’s timewasting late in game

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Players from both teams clashed and Ferreira was shown a yellow card. He apologized on Wednesday on Shakhtar’s Twitter account.UEFA says the case relates to disciplinary rules governing ethical conduct and sportsmanship by all club staff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRoma is also charged for fans lighting and throwing fireworks, and will be judged on May 31.Roma advanced to the quarterfinals on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Belingon headlines ONE Manila card, faces Leone Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIEScenter_img Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil A ball boy lies down after being pushed by a Shakhtar player during a Champions League round of 16 second-leg soccer match between Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)NYON, Switzerland — UEFA says it charged Roma for timewasting by a ballboy during its Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk.The boy was pushed over an advertising board by Shakhtar Donetsk player Facundo Ferreira after delaying returning the ball late in Roma’s 1-0 win on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

first_img0Shares0000LeBron James hasn’t ruled out staying in Cleveland but he has a reputation for seeking out greener pastures © GETTY/AFP/File / Jamie SabauLOS ANGELES, United States, Jun 29 – This could be a monumental franchise changing offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers thanks to a star-studded free agent market that is expected to feature LeBron James and Paul George.The Lakers are hoping to return to their glory days by building a potential super team via one of the strongest free agent offerings in years. That could mean luring James and George, who has had his eye on the Lakers for some time now. Adding that dynamic duo would give the Lakers more leverage in trade talks for Kawhi Leonard, who wants out of San Antonio.George and James have until Friday to formally exercise their player options on the final years of their contracts and become unrestricted free agents.Getting all three is a scenario that Lakers fans have dreamed about and would bring back memories of the Showtime Dynasty of the 1980s. George is from Palmdale, California, northwest of Los Angeles, and Leonard is from Riverside, 88 kilometres (55 miles) east.Lakers president Magic Johnson said earlier this week that if he can’t deliver superstars via trades or the free agent market within two years, he will step down.Unrestricted free agents can agree to deals on Sunday. Contracts can’t be officially signed until July 6.But it isn’t going to be easy for anyone trying to assemble a team that can topple the mighty Golden State Warriors.The Lakers of course aren’t the only team that would love to land James. By the end of the offseason it will probably show that the vast majority of moves will be affected by what James does as veterans delay their own decisions on the chance they might be able to join James’ team.There have been reports that James has been calling other free agents trying to form another super team. ESPN reported on Thursday that he texted Kevin Durant, but Durant is expected to remain with Golden State.James hasn’t ruled out staying in Cleveland but he has a reputation for seeking out greener pastures and no fans know that better than the Cavaliers’ faithful.George hasn’t been a good fit alongside Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. On Thursday he told the Thunder he would not be opting in for the final year of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.He said previously he hopes to sign with the Lakers this summer but Philadelphia and Houston are also interested in luring him. If he stays in Oklahoma City he would be looking at a five-year, $176 million contract but he has been very vocal about saying he would like to play at home.Multiple teams have reportedly made trade offers to the Spurs for Leonard, who can’t opt out of his contract until next year.So teams like Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Clippers are trying to figure out how much to offer San Antonio in a trade for Leonard without knowing what their chances of re-signing him are next offseason.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

OC Sheriff Carona, wife and alleged former mistress plead not guilty in federal corruption case

first_imgSANTA ANA – Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, his wife and alleged former mistress pleaded not guilty today in Santa Ana to corruption- related counts. Carona and his wife, Deborah, and Debra Victoria Hoffman appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marc Goldman, who set a trial date of Dec. 18. But attorneys said outside the courthouse that the case, stemming from a three-year investigation, is complicated and the trial may not begin before August. Outside court, Carona — who has refused to resign — said: “Obviously there will be a portion of my time that will need to be devoted to defending myself in this legal action. I am prepared, and members of my staff are prepared to give me the support to be able to have the time to accomplish that goal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “You have to understand the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is a well-structured, well-designed organization with a very solid command team,” Carona continued. “I have been meeting with the undersheriff and the assistant sheriffs since this indictment was unsealed, talking about exactly how we will run the department during this difficult time. “Understand that we have a plan,” Carona said. “I will roll that out for you this week. I will not be resigning. There are constitutional responsibilities that can only be handled by me as the sheriff. The day-to-day operations can be handled by the undersheriff and the assistant sheriffs within the department. “In fact, that’s what happens on an on-going basis,” he said. The plan will detail “how I’ll run the department, how we’ll run the department and how I’ll be able to free my time up to be able to do that. “I’m not resigning because I’m not guilty,” he said, adding, “I’m going back to work.” Carona and his wife are free on $20,000 each. Hoffman is free on $10,000 bond. Carona, his wife and Hoffman are each charged with one count of conspiracy. Carona and Hoffman — described by authorities as the sheriff’s longtime mistress — also are charged with four counts each of mail fraud depriving the public of the right of honest services of a public official. Carona additionally faces a count of witness tampering, and Hoffman is charged with three counts of bankruptcy fraud. The three are accused of using the sheriff’s office to enrich themselves by accepting cash payments, a vacation in Lake Tahoe and access to the private plane and yacht of businessman Don Haidl. Haidl, who lacked law enforcement qualifications, was named an assistant sheriff after Carona was elected, court papers alleged. Authorities further allege that Carona was boosted into office by Haidl, who made $1,000 monthly payments in exchange for full access to the resources of the sheriff’s department and a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card. Haidl helped Carona get elected and was appointed in January 1999 to the position of assistant sheriff as payback, the government alleges. The witness tampering charge alleges that he tried to get Haidl to lie to the federal grand jury. Prosecutors allege Haidl began the financial end of his association with Carona before Carona’s election by making several $1,000 campaign “conduit contributions” that concealed that Haidl was the true source of the funds. Besides the cash, prosecutors allege, gifts included a Lake Tahoe vacation, a boat and boat trailer and use of Haidl’s private plane and yacht. Deborah Carona was given a $15,000 Cartier watch, prosecutors allege. Haidl gave Hoffman and George Jaramillo, an assistant sheriff until Carona fired him in March 2004, a $110,000 loan to revive their law firm, the indictment alleges. Hoffman is accused of bankruptcy fraud for allegedly failing to disclose various economic interests, including the loan and payments from Haidl. The conspiracy charge alleges in part that the three covered up and concealed the cash payments, loans, gifts and other benefits by failing to declare them on their Statements of Economic Interest and other public documents. If convicted, Carona and Hoffman face maximum of sentences of nearly 100 years in prison and fines up to $2 million. Carona’s wife faces up to five years and a $250,000 fine. Carona has denied all of the allegations included in the 10-count federal complaint. Haidl and Jaramillo were charged separately, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett Sagel. Both men pleaded guilty last March to federal charges and face sentencing on June 23. Jaramillo, who is serving a one-year sentence in a separate state case for lying to a grand jury and misusing a county helicopter, pleaded guilty to federal charges of depriving the public of his honest services, mail fraud and tax fraud, while Haidl admitted a tax offense. Carona, in a recorded conversation last Aug. 13, encouraged Haidl to withhold evidence in order to make false statements to the grand jury, the court papers allege. ——————————————- For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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


first_imgToday marks the end of an era in Letterkenny, as Gary’s Petworld as we know it, will shut its doors to the public at 6pm this evening. But the hugely successful business certainly isn’t going away.Instead it is relocating to a brand new superstore just across the road in the nearby retail park. Gary’s Petworld will shut it doors for the last time this evening, at its current location on Pearse Road, Letterkenny where it has been located for the past twenty years.The store has been engrained in the fabric of Letterkenny for over two decades now and is one of the most popular and successful businesses in Donegal.The management’s desire to provide the best products and top class customer service consistently over such a sustained period of time ensured the stellar reputation it now has.Gary Cooney, arrived in Letterkenny twenty years ago to set up a pet shop. Back then, Gary couldn’t have envisaged how the business would grow to the incredible success it has, which as a result has now outgrown its current location.It is a day tinged with sadness for Gary and his staff, however there is also great excitement for what is to come.The store will be opening its doors in its new home, just across the road in the retail park in Cooneys Home and Garden on Friday the 17th of October.Gary would like to thank all his loyal customers over the years and welcomes them all to the new store. END OF AN ERA AS GARY’S PETWORLD SHUTS ITS DOORS BUT PLANS A BRIGHT NEW FUTURE NEARBY was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesGary’s PetworldnewsNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgSIX days ago Termon had one hand on the cup in the Ulster Senior Ladies final, only to see an equaliser in seven minutes of injury time.But today Termon took on Monaghan champions Donaghmoyne in the replay and the Donegal girls fell short.Donaghmoyne had led by half-time by three points 1-05 to 1-02, with the Monaghan side’s captain Majella Woods hitting 1-03 of her side’s scores. Geraldine McLaughlin had scored the goal for Termon to keep the Donegal side in touching distance.But in the second half of the replay in the Tyrone village of Trillick, Donaghmoyne ran away with it, 4-14 to 1-04.Termon would like to thank all their sponsors this season.Orbit Security, The Orchard Letterkenny, C.Ferguson Coal and The Lagoon. Atomic Hair Design Letterkenny.  HEARTACHE AS TERMON LADIES LOSE IN ULSTER SENIOR FINAL REPLAY was last modified: October 26th, 2013 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:DonaghmoyneTermonlast_img read more

LAPD’s albatross

first_img160Want 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals This is what city leaders brought on when they surrendered authority of the department by signing on to the decree after years of failing to reform the LAPD. By abdicating local control, they greatly limited their own ability to create a department that’s flexible, responsive to local needs and accountable to the public. In total, the monitor finds the LAPD out of compliance on 10 out of 50 sections of the decree. That’s a 20 percent noncompliance rate. The list of grievances includes the department’s longtime failure to set up a comprehensive misconduct-tracking system, as well its handling of personnel complaints. Seeing that the LAPD needs to be in full compliance by June 15 for the consent decree to end, it’s a safe bet that this policing nightmare isn’t going away anytime soon. It almost seems as if the bureaucratic hurdles were set impossibly high so as to keep the LAPD perpetually leashed. Even if the decree’s reign of terror were to come to an end eventually, the department would probably still be required to preserve its bureaucratic apparatus. Moral of the story: Bad political decisions can have long, even permanent, consequences. A hastily approved, poorly negotiated federal consent decree plagues the Los Angeles Police Department and keeps the people of the city from having the public safety services they deserve. And from the looks of things, the city will be stuck with this albatross for a long, long time. The decree, which then-City Attorney James Hahn negotiated during the height of the Rampart scandal-induced hysteria of 2001, comes at a steep price. Hahn did it to cover up his 20-year record of indifference to the LAPD’s excesses, and his ambition left the short-handed department forced to dedicate hundreds of cops to oversee its provisions. The LAPD also has to spend upward of $50 million a year enforcing the decree. These are cops and dollars that could be put toward fighting crime; instead they are channeled into bureaucracy. Worse yet, the decree’s provisions inhibit the LAPD from keeping the city’s streets safe. The latest report from the well-compensated, court-appointed firm overseeing the decree faults the LAPD for being out of compliance on various grounds, including its use of confidential informants. But this gripe is really about a matter of policing strategy. The department had loosened its policy in order to gain some leeway in combating gangsters. Now, under the pressure of the consent decree, it will likely need to rescind the policy change. In other words, far-off judges and monitors – not the LAPD and its civilian overseers – will decide key matters of local law enforcement that effectively leave hoodlums in control of our streets and neighborhoods. last_img read more


first_imgDominic McDermott getting ready to celebrate Solstice this SundayFancy marking this Sunday – the longest day of the year – at Ireland’s most northerly point?Well if you don’t mind the early rise, enjoy a cup of coffee and a bacon sandwich, then Bamba’s Crown at the tip of Malin Head is the place to be!And it’s all thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of an English chap and his Belfast born better half. Dominic McDermott and his wife Andrea operate Ireland most northerly bakery and coffee shop from their home base at Ireland’s most northerly town land, Ballyhillion.They have two mobile coffee shops and from Easter to September their little ‘three wheel baby van’ climbs the hill to Bamba’s Crown where you can treat yourself to delicious fresh Barista coffee, home baked cakes, pastries etc while enjoying the breath taking scenery.Throughout the year there’s a good chance you could meet their ‘grown up van’ at markets, festivals, work places, beaches, shows, weddings etc around Inishowen.This van was custom built for them with a large oven and fridge as well as a Fracino Espresso machine allowing them to bring delicious hot and cold sandwiches and wraps, pies, soups, stews, chilli as well as their fantastic coffee and baking to places other café’s can’t reach The couple decided three years ago that they would like to mark the Solstice by doing something different.“So at Solstice time we decided to come up to Bamba’s Crown at 2.30pm, throw on a barbecue and about 50 people turned up and we thought this was great,” said Dominic.He added: “We did it again last year and about 90 turned up so this year we’ve decided to go for it once more. I know there’s a big event on at the Grianán of Aileach but we just wanted something low key and simple where people could just come, sit on the rocks, have a cup of coffee and a bacon sandwich and watch the sun come up.The sun rises around 4.40am on Sunday, June 21 but if you make it to Malin Head, Dominic and Andrea will be waiting for you from about 3am onwards.“As far as we’re concerned this is now an annual event. This is a really magical place to watch the sun rise and the view is just astounding,” he said Local resident and one of those campaigning for a top quality tourist facility for the area, Ali Farren said they saw the potential Malin Head had to become a major attraction but needed all agencies to get behind the idea and develop it properly.“We have a fabulous history here but it’s our future that’s more important. I reckon the figure of 200,000 visitors a year is conservative because there’s not a day goes by but you meet someone here. We need the infrastructure and the facilities,” he said.Ali and friends will be holding a musical session at Bamba’s Crown on Solstice evening.“Malin Head has seven minutes more sunlight than anywhere else in Ireland because of our location so what better way to end this special day than in the company of musicians from near and far as the sun goes down. They do it everywhere else in the world, why not here,” he said. DONEGAL SOLSTICE WITH A SANDWICH AND A SONG! was last modified: June 18th, 2015 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:Bamba’s CrownCoffeedonegalMalin Headlast_img read more

Freshly Chopped announce plans to open in Donegal

first_imgPopular healthy food company ‘Freshly Chopped’ have today announced a strategic partnership that will see outlets coming to Co. Donegal. The Chopped salad deli outlets have opened in 46 locations throughout Ireland in recent years, offering fresh, clean and nutritious food served quickly.Freshly Chopped has announced a strategic partnership with Mount Charles, Ireland’s largest indigenous food service and business support services provider. The partnership will see Mount Charles take an exclusive area development contract to rollout Freshly Chopped across Northern Ireland and Donegal.Initially, the deal will see six high-end standalone Freshly Chopped outlets open across Northern Ireland’s high streets with the first flagship store due to open in Belfast in August. The deal will be rolled out over the next three years, creating up to 150 jobs. Details of the Donegal store locations have yet to be announced.Gavin Annon, Head of Sales and Marketing and Mount Charles founder and Chaiman, Trevor Annon with Brian Lee, co-founder and CEO of Freshly Chopped in Donegall Square West, surveying Mount Charles’ first Freshly Chopped restaurant, which will open in August 2018.Founded in Dublin in 2012 by Brian Lee and Andy Chen, Freshly Chopped was developed to meet the needs of the growing number of Irish consumers who want a great tasting meal that is healthy, delicious, and fresh. The successful franchise business has 46 stores across the island of Ireland and has also recently opened an outlet in Cyprus.On the new partnership, Gavin Annon, Head of Sales and Marketing at Mount Charles said: “We are delighted to announce this exclusive partnership with Freshly Chopped. As a family owned business with deep roots in the communities we serve, we always listen to what our customers want and continue to deliver innovative experiences.” ChoppedBrian Lee, co-founder and CEO of Freshly Chopped said: “When we founded Freshly Chopped six years ago, our mission was to make it as easy as possible for people to eat healthily.“This partnership with Mount Charles will help us to continue our journey of bringing healthy fast food to more people across the island of Ireland. We’re confident that we have the perfect partner with Mount Charles, a company which takes a family-run and personal approach to its business.“We’re looking forward to a successful roll out here in Northern Ireland and Donegal, which will be vital locations for Freshly Chopped’s expansion over the next number of years as we continue our journey.”Freshly Chopped announce plans to open in Donegal was last modified: June 7th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:food outletfreshly choppedsaladslast_img read more

BenQ InstaShow: A Versatile Boardroom Presentation Tool

first_imgBrad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Canvia Digital Art Turns Home and Office Walls … Blueair 680i Air Purifier: Clean Air For Your H… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hubcenter_img Related Posts Molekule Air Purifier: Small in Stature, Big on… Business presentations can be stressful for many individuals for a variety of reasons. Add into the stress-mix some elaborate presentation equipment and the delivery can become a nightmare. There isn’t a lot of time nowadays to mess with “touchy” pieces of equipment while the conference room sits and waits. BenQ InstaShow is a versatile boardroom presentation tool.The waiting game is a situation that just isn’t tolerated in today’s fast-paced climate. More companies have developed tech solutions that offer a more straightforward way to present your work. One of these companies is BenQ and its InstaShow™ Meeting Room Standalone Wireless HDMI Presentation Solution. After trying BenQ’s presentation solution out a few times, here is my review.How it WorksBenQ offers an all-hardware wireless presentation solution in a plug and play format. You can plug the BenQ into any laptop and start using it immediately in a conference room, huddle room, or workspace. You can use it alone, but it also works well with several presenters. All you need to do is press one button to switch to a different presenter. This solution also supports up to 16 different playback devices.InstaShow works by transmitting and receiving signals to project your presentation over the IEEE 802.11ac standard, 5Ghz layer. In less technical terms, this means the signal is received very quickly and offers a powerful, high-quality visual presentation. Red and green lights tell you when the presentation equipment is not set-up or is ready to go.Features and FunctionalityThe receiver has ports that work like an HDMI, a USB power port that doubles as a regular USB cable, a LAN port, and a reset button. BenQ’s receiver also offers a MODE button so you can choose between slide show mode or video mode. In video mode, InstaShow will automatically lower the resolution to 1280 x 720p HD to deliver an optimized video experience. In slide show mode, InstaShow offers the highest FHD 1920 x 1080p signal for a clear picture.Other features include strong security measures, including AES 128-bit security encryption and WPA2 authentication protocols. That reduces the risk of wireless snooping and recording.The Good and BadBesides being so easy to set-up and operate, I also liked the fact that I didn’t need any software or a third-party app to make it work. To me, that’s less time I need to figure something out and a lower security risk.The overall look to the equipment offers a pleasing aesthetic. None of the materials used for the device appear cheap or easy to break. Instead, the quality compact design and production shine through. The smaller size makes it easy to move from one conference room to another — and you can stick it in a pack back — keeping all equipment together while running to a sales call.Another exceptional quality of BenQ’s equipment is the smooth video playback and clear visuals it delivered. There was no lag time in the video presentation. It’s so critical to have visuals that everyone can see clearly to make the positive impact you seek during your presentations.In terms of cons, it’s an expensive item to add to your office. Plus, some of the cables like the HDMI and USB cables seem kind of short, limiting where you can plug it in. Also, you can’t broadcast simultaneously. Each speaker must present separately.  The InstaShow WDC10 relies on a full-size HDMI and USB port available from whatever device you’re using for your presentation. If your laptop doesn’t have these full-size ports, then you’re going to need a portable data hub that has both the USB C port and an HDMI port.What’s IncludedYou can purchase this presentation equipment directly from BenQ’s website or through online retailers like Amazon. The InstaShow box contains two players with an HDMI port, a USB port for power, a receiver for the projector, a tray for two players, a manual, power adapter, and a USB power cable Type-C. There is also a mounting plate and Velcro strap for positioning and holding your device in one spot. You can purchase additional players for the wireless presentation device.Overall ImpressionsAlthough it’s expensive at $1,000 and relies on full-sized ports, the BenQ InstaShow is worth every penny and more to a company that regularly uses presentations with its clients and staff. The ease of use, versatility, functionality, features, and quality output make it an ideal choice among available wireless presentation equipment options on the market today.last_img read more