Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… 2. Mix And Match For The Best FitWhen hiring for the executive team it is important to find people with personalities and skills that complement the strengths of those who are already on the team. People often gravitate to hiring individuals who have the same strengths and weaknesses as the hiring manager or team. The result is a team of like-minded people who may work well together, but it also means that the weak areas will not be addressed by any team member. It is important to consider who is already on the team, what are those people’s strengths and weaknesses, and what type of additions would benefit the group. If the team already has an entrepreneurial mind on board, selecting an individual with complementary skills will complete the team best. – Alexandra Mayzler, Thinking Caps Tutoring 3. Yes, But Beware Their AppetiteThe entrepreneurial spirit is valuable in almost every line of work these days. “Problem-solver with a sense of personal responsibility” fits into nearly every job description there is. However, this mentality often comes with an insatiable appetite for growth. This is, of course, great when it comes to education, reaching goals, working long hours and more. But the same is often true when it comes to compensation. I’ve worked with several entrepreneurs who were never satisfied with what they earned and it was personally draining and obnoxiously distracting. Here are my two suggestions for a successful outcome: One, tie their pay to personal performance. Two, have a very candid conversation about compensation throughout the hiring process so expectations are forged realistically. – Kent Healy, The Uncommon Life 4. Partner, Don’t HireThose with the entrepreneurial spirit work best when they have a sense of ownership in what they’re working on. If you try to “hire” a person like this in the traditional sense, chances are they won’t bust their butts for you like they would if you partnered with them and gave them either equity, or at the very least, profit sharing. – Travis Steffen, WorkoutBOX Entrepreneurs and business owners claim to be hunting for more “entrepreneurial” talent these days – critical thinkers who are willing to take risks, wear multiple hats and most of all, lead. But are startup founders really hiring entrepreneurs, or just ambitious team players? What’s the difference, anyway?To find out, we asked eight successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to share what they really look for in an executive team member – and how to nurture those “entrepreneurial” team members on day one. 1. Striking The BalanceWhen building your executive team, choosing a fellow entrepreneur can work out well. However, the issue is more complex than just that. I recommend the following two questions to know if you have the right person in mind: One, is the person just like you? That’s not always a good thing. A risk taker may need someone who is more cautious to balance them out. An analytical person may need someone with great creativity. A technical person may need a charismatic figurehead. It’s all about striking the balance. Two, do you share trust and values? You must respect each other to grow side-by-side. If you can be open and honest, you will make a great team and no hurdle will make you fall on your face. You may not always have the same vision, but open conversations will help you come together. – Spencer Gerrol, SPARK Experience Design AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them Tags:#startups How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … scott gerber How to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… 5. Founder Or Employee?Founders absolutely need to be entrepreneurial. Your co-founder needs to believe in the vision, work hard during nights and weekends, and need to feel personally invested into the company. On the other hand, an executive does not necessarily need to be entrepreneurial. A professional that steps into an established company with systems and operations must only steer the ship in the right direction. An established company does not have as many bumps and turns as a startup, which means the executives you bring on board does not have to be entrepreneur – they need to be able to execute well on the work that they were brought in to do. At the beginning, bring on board an entrepreneur; for an established company, bring on board an experienced professional that loves stability. – Jay Wu, Best Drug Rehabilitation 6. Accept The ChallengeHiring someone with an entrepreneurial mindset (other actual entrepreneurs are undoubtedly creating their own firms) is a great way to gain a new perspective on your business, as well as welcome competing ideas, inventive brainstorming sessions and new connections. Those who fear competition on their own executive team are missing the larger point of being an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurialism is not about ego – in fact, to be successful, entrepreneurs must check their ego at the door. The wisest investment a young company can make is in its talent – so don’t be afraid to hire a bold, inquiring and inventive mind to your team. If this person challenges you, accept the challenge. You and your company will be better for it. – Zach Cutler, Cutler Group 7. Stabilizers vs. EntrepreneursHire people who will complement you. I am fortunate to have executive team members with entrepreneurial spirits, who thrive while wearing multiple hats and are driven by the challenge of building something new. At the same time, however, the members of my executive team would not necessarily consider themselves “entrepreneurs.” Instead, they are stabilizers. Their strengths lie in building the systems and structures needed to sustain a growing organization, and they maintain a strong sense of realism when vision and ambition get out of hand. Their contributions have been crucial in helping our nonprofit transition from untested startup to established partner. – Garrett Neiman, CollegeSpring 8. Establish An Exit PathIt’s a bit of a double-edged sword; you hire the entrepreneur because they’re innovative and can take an idea and run. On the other hand, they’re innovative and can take an idea and run, so they’re more than capable of taking your idea and running it themselves. It’s best to hire an entrepreneur to build in the beginning stages, but make sure that the expectations and roles are clear. Establish a clear exit plan for the people you hire. If they’re a true entrepreneur, they will get burned out on your idea, anyway, and want to do something themselves – you can never make an employee out of an entrepreneur. – Jordan Guernsey, Molding BoxThe Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
The town of Wagga is celebrating an historic first after being crowned Club champions for the first time in the 12 year history of the annual New South Wales Touch Association Junior State Cup that was played at the Thomas Dalton Reserve, Wollongong over the weekend.A record 286 Teams, 300 referees, and over 5000 spectators descended on the picturesque Illawarra region to participate in the nation’s largest Touch football tournament.Teams from 49 different affiliates competed in age groups from Under 10 – Under 18 in Boys and Girls divisions in a non-stop weekend of fast and furious action featuring the brightest and best of New South Wales junior Touch football talent.For the first time in recent memory the weather Gods answered the prayers of the New South Wales touch community and turned on perfect weather for the showcase event. Wagga capped a stellar 12 months of junior development with six appearances in the ten contested Junior State Cup divisional finals. The Country affiliate claimed three divisional wins in the Vassallo Cup (12 Years Girls), The Zabielo Cup (12 Years Boys), and the Wall Cup (16 years boys) and finished runner-up in the Taylor Cup (14 Years Girls) the Toohey Cup, (16 Years Girls), and the Rose Cup (18 Years Girls).Wagga has had a record number of junior registrations in 2006 and their industrious grassroot level and representative team development structures have been rewarded with success on the Junior State Cup stage in 2007 with stunning results across the board. Traditional junior touch powerhouse Penrith also consolidated their impressive Junior State Cup record, snaffling three divisional titles in 2007. The “foot of the mountains” affiliate collected the Mc Call Cup (10 Years Boys), the Yiangou Cup, (14 Years Boys), and the Galea Cup (18 Years Boys) in a prosperous weekend for the area.Winning finals is one measure of success, but when affiliates such as Bankstown increase their team nominations from one year to the next from 4 to 10 for the annual event, and this is the norm, rather than the exception, it represents a greater victory for the game in terms of expansion across the board. New South Wales Touch Association Operations Manager Mr. Rob Summers was thrilled with all aspects of the tournament and heaped praise on Woolongong Touch Association and the competing affiliates.“It’s just a great tournament. The growth of this event reflects the strength of the sport in junior registrations and junior development in each competing affiliate. The tournament itself went off without a hitch, and the Woolongong Touch Association has to take a lot of credit for that. They work tirelessly and cohesively with the NSW staff to make the event the great success that it is.” Mr. Summers said.Members of Australia’s victorious World Cup teams proudly paraded the Federation of International Touch World Cup Trophy on the weekend and posed for photographs and signed memorabilia for budding young players keen to one day follow in the footsteps of their touch football heroes.For now though, the future superstars of our game will take their 2007 Junior State Cup XII experience (and maybe a touch of sunburn) with them and file it away until next year when affiliates, players, coaches, referees, tournament staff, and spectators do it all again at Australia’s biggest and most successful Touch tournament.The thirteenth New South Wales Junior State Cup will be hosted by the Wollongong Touch Association on the 16-17 February 2008.2007 New South Wales Junior State Cup Results:McCall Cup-10 Years Boys Penrith def Parramatta Tirado Cup-10 Years Girls Newcastle City def Manly Zabielo Cup-12 Years Boys Wagga def Peakhurst 12 Years Boys (Plate) Eastern Suburbs def Peninsula Vassallo Cup-12 Years Girls Wagga def Newcastle City 12 Years Girls (Plate) Port Macquarie def Parramatta Yiangou Cup-14 Years Boys Penrith def Wollongong 14 Years Boys (Plate) Bowral def Balmain Taylor Cup-14 Years Girls Parkes def Wagga 14 Years Girls (Plate) Milton Ulladulla def Wollongong Wall Cup –16 Years Boys Wagga def Manly Warringah 16 Years Boys (Plate) Wollongong def Peninsula Toohey Cup-16 Years Girls Wollongong def Wagga 16 Years Girls (Plate) Taree def Newcastle City Galea Cup-18 Years Boys Penrith def Western Suburbs 18 Years Boys (Plate) Parramatta def Dubbo Rose Cup-18 Years Girls Central Coast def Wagga 18 Years Girls (Plate) Griffith def Cronulla Sutherland For all information about the event including results and fixtures, please view the link at 2007 NSW Junior State Cup Website
Laremy Tunsil.Former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil’s draft experience was unraveling by the second Thursday night as both his Twitter and Instagram accounts were being hacked, sharing posts detrimental to his draft stock. No matter how you feel about the things posted to his social media accounts, one thing was clear: somebody was out to get him. But when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with ESPN’s Mike and Mike Friday morning to discuss, he seemed to think the chaos was just part of the draft experience, telling Greeny and Golic: “I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.”Roger Goodell to @MikeAndMike on Tunsil situation: “I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.” https://t.co/W1S1NwgfcU— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 29, 2016While it clearly wasn’t meant to be a malicious statement, it probably wasn’t the best way to describe it either, and he’s getting blasted for it on Twitter. Oh, @nflcommish. It’s a good thing the owners don’t pay you for your public-speaking skills. https://t.co/SM9RuwhMaC— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) April 29, 2016 I’m pretty sure Roger Goodell is universally hated— Joseph Kennedy (@bigjoebadger) April 29, 2016 How can people respect this rat @nflcommish https://t.co/tvlPtAh0EG— Mike Sheerin (@Mike_Sheerin) April 29, 2016 Wonder why players and fans don’t trust @nflcommish to be judge and arbiter of “integrity”…https://t.co/eBODeJJvO6— Nick Dorich (@NickyDPharmD) April 29, 2016 @nflcommish I felt bad that u were booed all day yesterday …until I heard ur comments on what makes this draft so exciting. Keep booing!— Jason Trawick (@jasontrawick) April 29, 2016 Does @nflcommish realize how stupid he sounds? Nice job throwing @KingTunsil78 under the bus! Only thing deflated in the @nfl is #Goodell— Russ Weakland (@MrSandwich96) April 29, 2016 Roger Goodell has less than zero class. https://t.co/8A3A5vj0hm— John Archibald (@ResSports) April 29, 2016 @nflcommish thinks it’s “entertainment” to see a kid slandered and lose millions of dollars. I scream conspiracy.— TheBron James (@Phaulkner) April 29, 2016 @rogergoodell thinks a kid getting railroaded is #exciting. Never got a thank you for gift he gave to the Starks for their #redwedding #nfl— Ron Cardashenstein (@RonCar69) April 29, 2016Tunsil was picked up by the Dolphins and will begin his NFL career as a first round pick, but he’ll never forget draft night – for all the wrong reasons.
Former Buckeye and Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (19) during practice on Jan. 21, in preparation for the NFC Championship Game against the Arizona Cardinals. Credit: Courtesy of TNSOhio State’s football season might be over, but a handful of Buckeyes are preparing for the biggest sporting event of the year. On Sunday, five former standouts from OSU will be competing in Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.Wide receivers Corey “Philly” Brown and Ted Ginn Jr., safety Kurt Coleman and left guard Andrew Norwell are suiting up for the Panthers, while cornerback Bradley Roby plays for the Broncos. All are key contributors and could very well be deciding factors in Sunday’s highly anticipated showdown.Looking at the former Buckeyes, each have played integral roles in helping their conference champion squads to this point. The Panthers had big questions surrounding their offense before the season began, but those have since been answered in large part thanks to Brown, Ginn and Norwell.Former Buckeye and Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby (29) sprints out of the end zone after an interception in the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 24 in Denver. Credit: Courtesy of TNSIn an offensive system that likes to spread the ball around, Brown and Ginn served as two much-needed playmakers, combining for 75 receptions, 1,186 yards and 14 touchdowns. In the NFC Championship Game, Brown reeled in a career-long 86-yard touchdown catch, while the nine-year veteran Ginn provided an electrifying 22-yard run in Carolina’s 49-15 rout of the Arizona Cardinals. Both Buckeye wideouts will try to take the top off the Broncos defense, something the former OSU receivers have been able to do throughout the season.Down in the trenches, Norwell helps anchor an offensive line that was supposed to be the weakest link on the team. Thanks in part to the much-improved second-year guard, the Panthers have one of the strongest rushing attacks in the league, and it has kept quarterback Cam Newton upright (hit only 61 times, third-fewest in the NFL) and “dabbing” on the way to what should be his first MVP award.Former Buckeye and Carolina Panthers receiver Corey Brown (10) goes up for a catch during the NFC Championship Game against Arizona on Jan. 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Credit: Courtesy of TNSColeman, in his first year with the Panthers, was signed in the offseason with the goal of reigniting a career that many thought was nearing its end after just six years. Not only did he silence that talk, but the Clayton, Ohio, native led the team with seven interceptions and recorded two more picks in Carolina’s victory over Arizona.Joining Coleman in the defensive ranks is Roby, who was Brown’s college roommate. Roby has been fantastic for the Broncos since arriving in 2014, collecting three interceptions with 23 passes defended, including a game-winning scoop-and-score in Week 2 this season against the Kansas City Chiefs. Although he’s officially Denver’s third cornerback, he is rarely ever not on the field. Roby will likely line up across from Brown at times on Sunday, a matchup that’s worth keeping an eye on.From the look of it, this Super Bowl has all the makings of a classic, especially in the eyes of the OSU faithful. It’s a rare occurrence to have five starters from one school competing for a championship, and it’s not something that should be taken for granted.The Scarlet and Gray’s football season might have ended back on Jan. 1, but their season comes back to life on Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m. thanks to their former star players.
Redshirt-junior Hunter Stieber (left) is set to make his return from injury for the Buckeyes at the Big Ten Championships, beginning March 7 in Columbus.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsSince Hunter Stieber and Nick Tavanello went down with injuries on Jan. 11, the Ohio State wrestling team hasn’t had its full starting lineup. But that trend is set to change.Both wrestlers are set to be back at 100 percent for the Big Ten Championships on March 7-8.Stieber (1-2) has wrestled just three matches this season, missing time with an elbow injury. His first attempt to come back was against Penn State and although he hung on to win the match, he reinjured himself and missed the next nine dual meets.Since then, Stieber has been working his way back to full strength and said he simply wants to get back doing what he loves.“The thing I’m looking forward to the most is competing again and doing the best that I can to help us win a team title,” the redshirt-junior said. “Practices have been a lot of cardio and strength exercises for me so now I’m excited to actually wrestle.”The No. 5 Buckeyes recently lost in the quarterfinals of the National Duals by three points. But that was with Stieber still out of the lineup, and Tavanello back at less than 100 percent.With a full lineup, Stieber said he believes the team has what it takes to win the Big Ten and national titles, but everyone must do their part.“To have a full lineup is very important and we are going to need all 10 guys doing their part,” the 149-pounder said. “It’s exciting that we are all back and even more so that it’s the most fun part of the season.”Stieber is a two-time All-American and has finished sixth and third in his first two seasons for the Buckeyes. He was a Big Ten Champion his sophomore year and entered the NCAA tournament as the top seed.Redshirt-senior Logan Stieber, a three-time national champion and Hunter’s older brother, said he and the team are looking forward to getting him back.“I’m excited for my brother’s return,” the older Stieber said. “We’ve all missed him and for him to return and for us to field a full lineup at Big Ten’s is encouraging.”In order for Hunter Stieber to qualify for nationals this year, he said he will have to earn it in the Big Ten Championships.“It looks like I will have to place in the top six at Big Tens to qualify for nationals, but I’m just glad to be able to get on the mat and wrestle again,” Stieber said.Even with being out for such a long period of time, coach Tom Ryan said he believes if anyone can make a run at a title after being injured, it’s Hunter Stieber.“Being out all year makes this extremely challenging for him,” Ryan said. “The good news is he is not your average competitor.”Redshirt-sophomore Nick Tavanello (left) made his return from injury in the National Duals for OSU and is expected to be 100 percent for the Big Ten Championships.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsTavanello (13-8), a redshirt-sophomore, is also looking to be back to full health by the time the Big Ten Championships roll around. The heavyweight made his return last weekend in Iowa after missing more than a month of action with a knee injury — because the team needed a win to advance at the National Duals — but lost in sudden victory overtime.Tavanello, who is currently ranked No. 12 in the country, said he is happy to be back helping his teammates.“It wasn’t fun sitting out and missing all of the trips this season, but it’s good to be back and I’m hoping to contribute as much as I can for the team and to finish this season strong,” Tavanello said.As to how he has worked his way back, he said he followed a strict diet so he could come back the same as he left, despite not being able to move as well physically.“I’ve been working out, lifting and doing what I needed to do to get back and my recovery went pretty fast,” Tavanello said. “I also didn’t put on any extra weight as you see with a lot of guys going through injuries.”Before last weekend’s 21-18 loss to Lehigh, the Buckeyes won nine straight dual meets. Tavanello said the team’s success has motivated him to get better.“Everything this team has done has influenced me to work harder to get back so I can contribute to the season they’ve had,” he said. “We’re a close group of guys and we have each other’s backs and we’re going to keep pushing forward.”Ryan said having Tavanello back could be crucial to the team getting the necessary points to win the upcoming tournaments.“Nick played a critical role last season in both the Big Ten and NCAA tournament,” Ryan said. “Every point is going to matter. Nick’s points are capable of being the difference for the team.”The wrestling Bucks are set to host the Big Ten Championships from March 7-8 at St. John Arena.
Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado, revealed that Los Blancos will actually go after one of two high profile targets during the next summer transfer window.Not making any giant moves during the last summer transfer window, doesn’t mean that Real Madrid won’t go after one of the biggest targets next summer and Michel Salgado seems to have some privileged information he just shared. The former Los Blancos full-back and one of the club’s legends, keeps in contact with president Florentino Perez and he expressed his confidence on the club going after one of three big targets for next season. In the last month, there had been reports of Florentino Perez saving over €300 million to sign either one or two players that could replace Cristiano Ronaldo. The president attempted to get Neymar as hard as he could, but Paris Saint-Germain refused to let the Brazilian leave the club and they could never strike the deal Perez wanted. But after the World Cup that the star had with his national team, Florentino’s urge to sign him diminished and he opted to cool down all the transfer talks with the player for now because he is playing the long game for next summer. Perez’s intentions became clear not long ago, when there was a report of him asking for Kylian Mbappé for the near future. There is also another target that Florentino put his eye on last summer, which was Belgian winger Eden Hazard.Extrêmement fier et heureux de pouvoir faire partie cette équipe 🙏🏽 Merci d’avoir voté pour moi #TheBestFifaAwards pic.twitter.com/5YCgqLlHrY— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) September 24, 2018The Chelsea player flirted hard with Real Madrid before the World Cup and he even stated publicly that he wanted to play for Los Blancos, but Hazard was more of a Zinedine Zidane obsession and Florentino backed down from the deal after the French manager left the club. If ‘Zizou’ had remained in Real Madrid, Eden would be wearing white today and probably wearing the number ‘7’ shirt, but for some reason this didn’t happen. So after many failed attempts that Florentino made to get that Ronaldo replacement, the club’s president decided to be patient and save his money for next summer when the market opens again. Those three targets remain a priority with Kylian Mbappé having more pull than the other two, but Perez will go after the one that becomes more accessible for the club’s economy and pretensions. Florentino’s days of spending too much for a top player seem long gone, but he might still do something crazy for a player who could potentially become a legend like the French star. It was precisely this Monday when this new information from Michel Salgado emerged, he claims to have privileged information about Real Madrid’s next market move and he didn’t waste time to divulge it in public.#FIFAFootballAwards Michel Salgado speaking on emerging talents. pic.twitter.com/8JY0wPd7qsZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.— ACLSports (@acl_sports) September 24, 2018The former Real Madrid full-back claims that Real Madrid will for sure go after one of the best players in the world who are in the club’s orbit bit he didn’t disclose who this player is. The options are pretty clear and specific, Salgado spoke directly to Sports Mole about this possibility and confirmed that the transfer is happening for sure: “Everybody was talking about it. I think the big signing this year, the main change, was the manager [Zinedine] Zidane [leaving]. It was another surprise as well. Our manager Zidane leaving after winning three Champions Leagues back to back, so it was a complicated summer for us. We went and signed the national manager. We’re going to win more possession, team football, to try to score goals in a different way because we don’t have a scorer like Cristiano Ronaldo and it’s very difficult to find something in the market like that right now. Neymar and Mbappe are both at PSG so it’s difficult to take them, but I know the president and I know that something’s gonna happen in the next transfer window or in the summer. For sure I know Real Madrid are going to sign a big, big name,” said Salgado.Michel Salgado#TheBest#Spain pic.twitter.com/piq68vRSwl— بدر الحمد (@BaderAlHamad5) September 24, 2018Which of the three targets do you think Florentino will sign next summer? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 30, 2018 – Kingston – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is expressing concern about the marketing of unhealthy products to children in Jamaica as the country grapples with a high level of childhood obesity. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (January 24) to mark Heart Month, Executive Director of the HFJ, Deborah Chen, explained that children are being targeted in advertising campaigns that are geared towards the purchase of food with little or no nutritional value.“If you pay attention to prime time television and other media, you would see that there are many ads targeting our young children. The sugary, sweetened beverage is of particular concern, bearing in mind that added sugars have no nutritional benefit, so you may be getting the calories but not getting anything nutritious from them,” she explained. Mrs. Chen pointed out that the obesity situation in Jamaica, which she said is largely due to unhealthy nutrition, is of particular concern as it is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).She added that the rate of childhood obesity in Jamaica has increased, and it is now at a high of 30 per cent. The Executive Director commended the steps being taken by the Government to address childhood obesity. She said that HFJ welcomes the collaboration between the Ministries of Health and Education on the School Nutrition Policy.“It will address what is being sold in schools and on the school campuses, and that should involve talking to parents and involving the whole family. I’m sure some education will take place around that policy, as it is currently being worked on and to be implemented by the start of the next school year,” she pointed out.“We don’t wish to see our children of younger and younger ages having diabetes. We don’t want to see diseases that are normally middle- and old-age diseases starting to get to younger people,” she added. HFJ joins the rest of the world in observing Heart Month during February of each year, and the theme for 2018 is ‘Healthy Nutrition: Know Your Labels’.Release: JIS Related Items:
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BT CEO Gavin PattersonBT faces “significant headwinds” in growing its TV base despite its strong showing last quarter, according to CEO Gavin Patterson.Speaking to analysts after BT announced it had signed up an additional 97,000 TV customers in the quarter to December, Patterson said that the company had benefited from its acquisition of Champions League rights, which had given it two strong quarters of growth.However, he said he was “very hesitant” to give forward projections based on this because of the “significant headwinds” the company faces in the shape of Sky, which has refused to wholesale its content to the telco. He said that “competing versus a dominant providers in the form of Sky” meant that growth was challenging, despite the fact that BT’s TV base is currently much lower than competitors such as Virgin Media. Patterson said that only about 15% of BT’s custoemrs take triple-play against around 90% for Virgin media.Separately, BT is updating its TV app for Apple and Android devices, adding a dedicated kids’ on-demand section, seven more channels and an expanded collection of catch-up content.The BT TV app’s new kids section will include programmes like Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Entertainment One’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and Doc McStuffins from Disney Junior.The new live-streamed channels that being added are the recently rebranded Sony Channel and UKTV’s six channels – Alibi, Eden, Gold, Good Food, Home and Watch.Meanwhile, the refreshed subscription catch-up service on the BT TV app offers shows from up to 20 premium entertainment channels, including AMC, History, MTV, Sony, Syfy and the new UKTV Play service.BT said it intends to continue expanding this subscription catch up service by adding more content in the future.The app, which was formerly known as BT TV Everywhere, will also let BT TV customers search for live streamed and catch-up content from the TV channels they subscribe to. It also continues to let them link directly to their YouView+ set-top box to set recordings when they are out of the home.“The new BT TV app is much better all round – it is much easier to use and gives you great TV shows to enjoy when you’re out and about,” said Antonia Barton, general manager, BT TV product.“The new kids’ section is great for children, as they can find their favourite shows within a dedicated section of the app. Plus there’s so much more content, whether you’re looking for something like Britain’s Next Top Model from Lifetime on Subscription Catch Up or you want to watch a classic comedy on UKTV’s Gold channel.”All BT TV customers can download the BT TV app, but only customers subscribing to the Entertainment Plus, Entertainment Max, Total Entertainment packages, or customers taking the ‘Extra Box’ bolt-on, can watch their live and on-demand premium entertainment and kids’ content. Access to channels and on-demand content is dependent on customer subscription.