West Coast goes cage free

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramStates continue to battle over whether eggs should come from cage-free hens or caged hens. When we last discussed the topic HERE in May, the governor of the state of Washington had just signed his state’s cage-free requirement into law.Iowa, the nation’s leading egg producing state, has gone the other way in trying to limit cage-free egg production.  Now, Oregon is set to ban the purchase or sale of eggs and egg products from caged hens starting in 2024.  However, Oregon’s law exempts eggs and egg products from caged hens if the sale occurs at a federally inspected plant under the Egg Products Inspection Act or if the caged hens were at a commercial farm with a flock of fewer than 3,000 hens.  You can read the text of the bill HERE.last_img read more

Finding The Perfect Startup Co-Founder

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#StartUp 101 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Adam and Eve. Sonny and Cher. Jobs and Wozniak. Legendary partners all. Sometimes even the most dedicated, uber-competent entrepreneur doesn’t have everything it takes to ensure startup success. That’s when you need that “perfect partner.” But how do you find the right one?Finding that ideal startup partner can be as elusive as finding a compatible mate. And just like millions of people have put their love lives in the hands of technology, you can now find your business soul mate online.  Kaviani co-founded CoFoundersLab less than two years ago with the aim of bringing entrepreneurs together to launch startups. CoFoundersLab makes matches (for free) via its online platform or through in-person Meetups. The company is currently in six markets, but expects to at least double that number by year end. It has also teamed up with TechStars in Boulder, Colo., Harvard i-Labs in Boston, and with New York University’s Stern School of Business. To find out more about how co-founders can help startups succeed,and how founders can find the right partners, I talked with Kaviani and Julie Edge, Ph.D., who is the founder of Inside Edge Solutions, on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, and has worked with Kaviani.RIEVA LESONSKY: CoFoundersLab has been described as “eHarmony for entrepreneurs.” Is looking for a co-founder like looking for a mate?DR. JULIE EDGE: Ironically it is a bit like looking for a marriage partner.You need to have great trust, be able to engage in healthy conflict, and hold the other person accountable. You need the right personality match to get through the dark days together. In business you need to know if this person has the right skill set for you.But don’t look for someone who is “most closely aligned” with how you think. The Hogan Personality Inventory (a personality assessment tool) shows that the best teams are the ones that are the most different on all [measurement] scales.SHAHAB KAVIANI: You also need an equal-level appreciation of the co-founder’s “art” and what they do. The level of complexity for tech roles is highly valued today; the subtle skills of sales and marketing not as highly. But there needs to be mutual appreciation.LESONSKY: If tech skills are more highly valued, how do the co-founders strike the right balance?EDGE: First, you need to make sure you need a co-founder, and not an employee. Co-founders = co-owners, both parties have skin in the game.KAVIANI: Ask yourself, “Am I ready for a co-founder? Can I give up the sole decision making, or am I really just looking for [help]?”LESONSKY: Then why not go it alone and hire the skills you need?EDGE: Not everyone needs a co-founder. If the business doesn’t have to scale quickly, going it alone might be the way to go. Technology is a highly competitive industry with a race to market. To get up and running is often too much work for one person. You need a co-founder so you can divide and conquer and get a leap ahead.KAVIANI: Industries with high partnership rates include clean energy, green businesses, biotech and health. They’re also growing the fastest.EDGE: The biotech and health fields [are ideal for partners] since science and tech come together. Science doesn’t know business. Two to three skill sets are needed to make a company viable. Many accelerators are only looking at co-founder teams. There’s a 12-14 week period to build a company very quickly.LESONSKY: Shahab, you’re a veteran of co-founding. What do you look for?KAVIANI: Here at CoFoundersLab we meaure “teamability.” Are they ready for commitment, and compatible with the team? They need to be empathetic, level-headed, and have ability to look at issues from different points of view.LESONSKY: So in this age of technology, can co-founders have a long-distance relationship? Or do they have to “live” together?KAVIANI: Co-founders don’t need to necessarily spend all their time together, but partners should be within 150 miles of one another and get together at least two to three times a month. [Co-founders] need to build trust. That happens in person. The more distance, the higher the likelihood of failing.LESONSKY: But why would someone need a “matchmaking” service? Isn’t it riskier to partner with a stranger?KAVIANI: Almost half the people who team up now do it with family or old college roommates. But you have to think with your head and not your heart. The new aspect [of our business] is getting people who don’t know one another to team up.EDGE: Trust is the primary reason people turn to people they already know. It’s more comfortable to team up with someone from college. There’s a tradeoff using a service like CoFoundersLab. You get a better fit, but you don’t have trust at the beginning.LESONSKY: How do you establish trust with a stranger?KAVIANI: You have to make sure the innate characteristics of the size of play is the same — that you share a common goal. Do you [each] want to build a lifestyle business or a VC-backed business? These have different tempos and you have to be on the same page. You both have to be willing to do whatever it takes.EDGE: The hard part is people don’t know that at the beginning. And don’t divide the equity too early. One co-founder might not do as much as the other. Don’t worry about defining equity until you understand what each co-founder does.LESONSKY: How does CoFoundersLab help?KAVIANI:We look at a range of skills.  What does each person bring? It could be money, sweat equity, connections or industry experience. Very soon you’ll be able to filter by personality, values and goals.EDGE: The science of personality has been around a long time, but there’s no magic formula. There’s a better chance of success if you’re paired using personality theory. We’re talking about fit, not just for a job, but with another person. Tools, if used properly, pull emotion out of the decision. They make co-founders see how they behave vs. how they think they do.LESONSKY: You both feel strongly about the benefits of a co-founder?EDGE: Yes. Entrepreneurship is a hard road. It’s easier to grow a business if you have someone to share the journey with.KAVIANI: Emotional support is not talked about a lot. But that, and camaraderie are valuable contributors to a startup’s success.Sonny & Cher image courtesy of Shutterstock. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts rieva lesonsky Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Magic stun reeling Cavs as LeBron says he’s staying put

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The Cavaliers scored 43 points in the first quarter, but then went almost 6½ minutes without scoring in the fourth. They played the second half without coach Tyronn Lue, who went to the locker room in the second quarter with what the team said was an illness.“It’s like right now, when we hit adversity, we go our separate ways,” guard Isaiah Thomas said. “And that’s just how I feel and it looks like that as well.”The Magic made their first 10 shots of the second half and won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 8-10.James did not have a rebound or an assist in a foul-plagued second half.“I gave my teammates some opportunities to knock ’em down, but they just didn’t go. You can’t get assists when they don’t go down, but that doesn’t stop me from finding my guys on the floor,” he said. “At this point it’s not what you say, it’s what you do. We’ve got to go out and play well as a collective group, everyone hitting at the right time on all cylinders, and right now we’re not doing that.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ingram, Randle lead Lakers over Suns Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next The Cavaliers fell apart in the second half and lost for the 14th time in 21 games. They have given up an average of 122.4 points in their last five losses.“I couldn’t give up on my teammates like that. I just couldn’t do it,” James said after scoring 25 points. “We put too much into the game every single day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is no time to be ashamed about our season,” he added. “We’ve got quite a few games left. If we’re still serious about the season, then we’ve got to play some good ball at some point.”Jonathon Simmons scored 22 of his career-high 34 points in the third quarter for the Magic, who broke a nine-game home-court losing streak against Cleveland. Simmons made seven of eight shots in his 22-point quarter, finishing the period with a 3-point buzzer shot in a game in which he almost did not play because of a sprained right ankle.“To be honest, adrenaline was just going and I didn’t even realize what was going on,” Simmons said. “I was just trying to play hard and trying not to have another setback.”J.R. Smith made three 3-pointers in the first four minutes to help the Cavaliers (30-22) take a 15-4 lead, and they led by 21 points late in the first half.Jeff Green dunked to put the Cavaliers up 61-40 with 4:50 left in the half, but they went scoreless for almost four minutes while the Magic (17-36) sliced nine points off the lead.James opened the second half with a couple of 3-pointers to regain a 16-point lead for Cleveland, but Simmons scored 12 points during the Magic’s 19-2 run that gave them their first lead of the game at 78-77 with 5:33 left in the third quarter.James was called for his fourth foul just 17 seconds later and sat for more than seven minutes.When he re-entered the game with 10:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Magic ran off 14 straight points to lead 108-92.Dwyane Wade banked in a 3-pointer for Cleveland’s only points in the first 7:25 of the fourth quarter.TIP-INSCavaliers: Wade missed the morning shootaround with an illness but played 22 minutes.Magic: Simmons’ 22-point quarter was three points short of the franchise record set by Tracy McGrady in 2003. … F Aaron Gordon missed a fifth straight game with a strained left hip flexor and has withdrawn from the Slam Dunk Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend.UP NEXT Cavaliers: Host Minnesota on Wednesday.Magic: Host Atlanta on Thursday. 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Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. — After another embarrassing defeat and two days before the trade deadline, LeBron James let it be known he’s not going anywhere, at least for now.“I’m here for this season right now to try and figure out a way we can still compete,” James said after his Cleveland Cavaliers blew a 21-point lead in a 116-98 loss to the Orlando Magic. “I owe it to my teammates to finish this season out no matter how it ends up. I would never waive my no-trade clause.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

World Twenty20: In-form Aussie openers up against SA pace attack

first_imgAt the top of the order, there is perhaps no scarier pair in world cricket today than Australia’s two Ws – Shane Watson and David Warner.With a victory already under their belt, the opening batsmen will look to sew up their semi-finals spot against South Africa here on Sunday. But standing between them and their destination will be the best new-ball combination in the world.Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel couldn’t prevent Pakistan from getting over the line on Friday, but if there are two bowlers who could get into Australia’s untested middle-order in a jiffy, it’s these two. And Aussie skipper George Bailey is wary of the Proteas batting too, despite their disappointing performance against Pakistan.”South Africa are an outstanding team. It will be an interesting game in the way the two teams set up and how they play. When we used the short ball against India, we were pretty smart about how we used it. If (our pacers) are bowling a bouncer that is on the money, it is still going to be pretty hard to get away,” Bailey said.Spin has dominated matches in Colombo so far, but Bailey believes in fielding his best bowlers, regardless of the type. “If your best bowlers are quick bowlers, you still bowl your best bowlers. They have to find ways to adapt. Even as the wicket turns a bit more, I think the quicks will be able to have an impact. Whether later on the track, we need to start using Xavier Doherty as well – I guess that is something we will look at,” he said.Regarding Watson winning man of the match awards in all three of their games so far, Bailey said: “I think he’s really set himself to be the man of the tournament, to be the person who leads Australia as far as he can in this tournament.” Proteas skipper AB de Villiers admitted he had missed a few tricks against Pakistan, but his team would be desperate to shed the ‘chokers’ tag and make the final four.”It was great game of cricket. I’m proud of the way we fought back. We lost it in the last five overs,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more