Both teams had chances but the goaltenders held the score at 0-0 after the first 20 minutes.The second period had Dawson Creek getting chances with the man advantage but the Avalanche goaltender held the visiting team off the board. Alaska went on to score 2 quick goals before the period was over.The third period started with the Rage down 2-0. The score of the game was no indication of how Dawson Creek was playing as they were working hard and generating opportunities, just unable to find any luck in the scoring department. The Av’s answered back with another goal making it 3-0. Moments later Ryan Matthews would finally get the Rage on the scoreboard with a nice wrist shot. As the time was running out the Avalanche would finalize the score at 4-1. – Advertisement -The Rage will play the Avanlanche one more time tonight before heading on the road to Fairbanks for games this weekend.
─ Police issue wanted bulletin for ex-copKurt Anthony Duncan was, in the wee hours of Monday, gunned down while trying to make peace between a man and a woman outside of Seeta’s Bar in Station Street Kitty, Georgetown.Wanted: Keon DavidDead: Kurt Anthony DuncanBased on information received, the 32-year-old father of five of Pike Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown was shot once to his chest by an ex-policeman who was at the establishment at the time.Initial reports from the Police revealed that at about 2:00h on Monday, a woman who was imbibing at Seeta’s Bar got into a heated argument with a handyman who was at the time wiping the ground. That argument escalated into a scuffle, and Duncan, who was also at the drinking spot, intervened.The dead man’s wife and five childrenThe suspect, Keon David, then whipped out a gun and discharged a round that hit Duncan to the chest. The injured man was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.David, on the other hand, left the scene, but the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has since issued a wanted bulletin for his arrest. His last known address has been given as Sophia, Greater Georgetown. He is said to be 32 years old and a former member of the Police Force.At the late Kurt Duncan’s home on Monday, his sister Candacy Duncan explained that her brother had been a “family man” who would hardly ever go out. She said, “We are not coping well, because I really can’t even talk right now; it’s just so shocking. I know my brother is not no peace-maker. He doesn’t get no problem with nobody. He’s a family man, and I don’t know if he gone out must be to take a few drinks with he friends. I know he don’t normally do that, and that is what happened”.Duncan’s distraught family members are still trying to come to grips with what has happened, and are pleading for justice. The sister is hopeful that the Police would do their work and ensure her brother gets justice, especially since he has left five young children to mourn.His wife, over at her residence, had strength only to call for justice for her husband.“I ain’t resting! I got to get reason! I is not one of the wife or one of the mothers what the family is just get killed just like that and it left like that. I ain’t giving up! I got to get a reason why! I ain’t giving up for nothing!” the woman cried.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect is asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 226-1389, 226-7476, 911, or at the nearest Police Station.
David De Gea 1 Manchester United have blamed Real Madrid for the late collapse of David De Gea’s proposed move to Real Madrid.A £29m deal has been agreed for the sale of the Spanishgoalkeeper on Monday, with Keylor Navas going to Old Trafford as part of the agreement.But shortly after the 11pm deadline for European transfers it emerged the necessary paperwork had not been lodged in time and the deal had therefore fallen through.There was no sign of De Gea’s name, nor that of Navas, on a confirmed list of La Liga transfers, which was published after the deadline had passed.United insist they uploaded the requisite documents to FIFA’s Transfer Matching System before Monday’s 11pm deadline for the close of the Spanish transfer window (BST).Sources at Old Trafford have rejected reports in Spain that they submitted their paperwork after the deadline and claim they have a time-stamp from FIFA as proof.It is understood that United feel it was Madrid who failed to file their paperwork in time and believe they must take the blame for the deal’s collapse. Reports in Spain indicated the documents did not reach the Spanish league office until 28 minutes after the deadline.Although Madrid retain a glimmer of hope that the deal will somehow go through, there have never been any successful appeals regarding late transfers in the league’s history.In February this year, Levante lost an attempt to overturn a ruling that cancelled their loan bid for Fulham’s Bryan Ruiz because they had missed the deadline for submission.Quite why Madrid left it so late to try to secure De Gea’s signature is a source of debate among the powers that be at Old Trafford.Madrid made De Gea their number one target earlier this summer following the departure of Iker Casillas to Porto and the two-time United player of the year himself was determined to complete the move too.The 24-year-old, who joined United from Real’s neighbours Atletico Madrid four years ago, hails from the Spanish capital and his pop star girlfriend Edurne Garcia also lives in the city.But it was not until the final day of the window that Madrid made their first significant bid for the player, and that was too late to get the deal over the line.The United board are said to be ”relaxed” about the situation.Although De Gea is yet to play for the club this season, United know they will now have a world-class goalkeeper to choose, should he be deemed mentally fit enough to play in Louis van Gaal’s eyes.
Letterkenny Rovers will write another chapter in their history on Saturday afternoon when they make their debut in the Airtricity Under-19 League Northern Section against Dundalk at Oriel Park (kick-off 2pm).It’s something of a baptism of fire for Anthony Gorman’s young troops as they come up against one of the most established clubs in League of Ireland football.Of course, it’s not a totally new experience for Rovers who competed in the Eircom Under-21 League back in 2006 and 2007 under then coach Trevor Scanlon before the FAI re-structured the league to include League of Ireland clubs only. But Rovers are back in the mix again this year where they will join fellow Ulster Senior League club Fanad United along with Derry City, Sligo Rovers and Dundalk in their regional group.The Letterkenny men enjoyed a good work-out last week in a 1-1 friendly draw with Finn Harps at Leckview Park but will be missing influential midfielder Dale Gorman who is away on international duty with Northern Ireland under-17’s in Poland.“We’re probably a year or two early in terms of the players that we are bringing through and their development”, said team manager Gorman earlier this week. “Most of them will still be underage next year again but it will be a tremendous learning curve and experience for them.”Last season, Rovers won league titles at both under-18 and under-16 level while the likes of Dan O’Donnell, Odhran McMacken, Dale Gorman, Kieran Doherty, Michael Herrity and Michael Miller have featured regularly for Eamonn McConigley’s senior team. “Obviously, we lost some very good players last year in Ryan Lonergan and Cathal McDaid to Finn Harps and Conor Tourish to Derry City – players that would be otherwise with us for this campaign – but those lads have done well and are making good progress. And Ryan McConnell has, of course, gone across to Manchester United”, added Gorman.As well as competing in the Northern Section of the Under-19 League, Rovers will also go into an open draw for the cup competition where they could be paired against the likes of Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians or Cork City. The club will also keep hold of their under-18 team.“We have decided to keep our team in the Donegal Youth League. We are the league champions and are one of the few clubs to be part of the league every season so we want to maintain that. We have a strong panel of players to service both teams and we also have good under-16 players who can comfortably make the step up when required”.Saturday’s opening fixture at Dundalk promises to be a tough early test as the Lilywhites finished second behind Finn Harps last season and they also play their matches on a synthetic grass surface.LETTERKENNY ROVERS SET FOR UNDER 19 AIRTRICITY LEAGUE DEBUT was last modified: August 31st, 2012 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:Airtricity LeagueLetterkenny RoversUnder 19s
Former Finn Harps player Paul McVeigh scored for LYIT in their 2-1 defeat to NUIG.LYIT Men’s Soccer team have booked their place in the last eight of the All-Ireland despite going down 2-1 to a well-organised and spirited NUIG side.Both sides knew they had both safely secured their passages to the last eight prior to kick-off, but the game was a play-off for top spot in the group.The winners knew a victory would secure home advantage in the quarter-finals. In a evenly contested match between two quality sides, this game was forced into extra-time to find a winner.Unfortunately for Niall McGonagle’s side it was NUIG who got the all important winner to secure top spot in the group.The game was deadlocked at half-time, but shortly after the re-start NUIG took the lead.However, that was cancelled out by Institute FC striker Paul McVeigh who scored an absolute thunderbolt to make the game level. The former Finn Harps striker unleashed an unstoppable drive past the despairing NUIG net-minder.However, that strike was in vain, as the Galway side nicked it late on in extra-time to secure home advantage in the last eight.LYIT manager Niall McGonagle told Donegal Daily, “I’m absolutely delighted with the performance of the team, they were fantastic.“It was a great advert for Colleges football, the game was played in the right way and in the right spirit.“They’re an excellent side, but I don’t think we deserved to lose the game, I think a draw would’ve been a fair result. McGonagle was full of praise for goalkeeper Eoin Gallen who produced a series of excellent saves throughout the game.“Eoin was outstanding, some of the saves he made were absolutely inspired, he was brilliant.“But as I said, I’m delighted with the performance, disappointed with the result, but we’re in the last eight and that was our objective from the start.Raymond Foy made his first appearance for McGonagle’s side, and he brought quality to the midfield, he was ably assisted by Ryan Curran and Paul McVeigh. Finn Harps player Carol Tiofack also made his first appearance for McGonagle’s side and also impressed.The draw for the last eight of the All-Ireland series will be made in Dublin tomorrow.LYIT MEN’S SOCCER TEAM PROGESS TO ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINALS DESPITE DEFEAT was last modified: November 12th, 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:Last EightLYITMen’s SoccernewsNUIGQuarter final.Sport
HUGE CROWD TURNS UP TO TOAST McGETTIGANS’ OPENING – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 6th, 2013 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:clanree hotelMcGettigans Pubopening night
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/27/bang_2ee4e992-34c2-4470-aa47-65e34ab3a3ff”]SAN JOSE — Marcus Sorensen blocked an Erik Johnson shot from just inside the Sharks’ blue line and began to bust it up the ice near the end of a long shift. Joe Thornton, also standing near the blue line, saw the play and turned up ice to help create a 2-on-1 against Samuel Girard.After the two crossed the blue line, Sorensen laid a perfect saucer pass to Thornton, who fired the puck past Philipp Grubauer to tie the …
(Visited 338 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 This entry continues listed examples of political bias in science, academia and secular media.Last week, we illustrated the disease of misconduct and unreliability in Big Science. And yet Big Science and Big Media continue their onslaught against Christian values, conservative politics, and Donald Trump. Here’s a rapid-fire list to prove it; these titanic conglomerates are juggernauts of leftism, not pure-hearted seekers of truth. They stray far outside their domain of natural knowledge into politics, ethics, and philosophy. Can anyone find any article in the major journals or secular science media that support conservative views? The following examples are not 100% wrong in everything they say, but they display an overwhelming bias against conservative ideas and a strong undertone of leftist ideas. There is one article supporting religious values in the list. See if you can find it.(Note: Articles from amalgamating news sites like Science Daily and Phys.org come originally from universities, labs and other academic science institutions.)Homosexuality: You can tell where Clayton Howard is headed with his headline on The Conversation: “The migration of same-sex couples to the suburbs is shaping the fight for LGBT equality.” First of all, is it science’s job to get involved in this “fight”? Second, define LGBT equality; they already get special treatment! The ones needing equality are those trying to defend their religious beliefs about marriage and gender.Guns and Health: PLoS Biology wants to get “science in the fight to uphold the rights of children.” About 80% of the goals of this paper are noble and uncontroversial (nutrition, vaccines, health care) but science is supposed to stick to natural knowledge, not fights and advocacy. Read further and you find the article includes oblique attacks on gun ownership, and expects governments to be the solution to everything. Those are leftist positions.Criminality: This article on Science Daily upholds the materialist view that criminals are products of their neurobiology, not sinners. By implication, treatment is a subject for neuroscience, not criminal justice. Another piece on Medical Xpress tries to explain altruism in psychological terms. Psychological science, you recall from previous CEH reports, is under scrutiny for non-reproducible results. Religious upbringing leads to better health and well-being in adults, Medical Xpress says. But Science Daily talks about the “evolution of psychiatric disorders,” making criminal behavior a matter of Darwinism, not personal responsibility.Gender confusion: There’s a new word for normal people: “cisgender” (as opposed to “transgender”). These are people who identify with their biological sex. In her “Explainer” at The Conversation, Joanna McIntyre decides the word is divisive, because it implies there are only two genders.Health care: This article on Medical Xpress about the opioid epidemic suggests that the problem derives partly from health care policies in the “era of Donald Trump.” Trump is not the cause of “deaths of despair in the era of Donald Trump,” conservatives would respond; he is working hard to solve it, but don’t expect secular media to give him any credit.Gender confusion: Medical Xpress notes that LGBT people have “poorer health outcomes” than normal people, but what’s the solution? Not to help them change, of course. The leftist position is to force insurance companies to take care of them.Abortion: This is an attack by New Scientist on the Trump administration and his nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This leftist “science” rag is that they “might” limit the ability of women to kill their children, and also might limit “fetal research” – the sale of baby body parts. What a horror that would be!Homosexuality: Phys.org praises the teachers whose attitudes are becoming more accepting of LGBT students, in contrast to those nasty religious “fundamentalists” who “view homosexuality much more negatively than those with more progressive religious views.”Climate change: Rachel Nagelberg (Northwestern U) begins positively on Phys.org, suggesting there is “a bright side to those dire climate change reports.” And what could that be, Rachel? She grins, it’s the election of a bunch of new progressive Democrats in Congress that can stop Trump. “We’re going to need some pretty radical thinking and radical change,” she concludes. Science Daily rings the alarm, “Nations must triple efforts” to reach the U.N. climate goals – this despite the revelations of new natural sources of the potent greenhouse gas methane we reported (28 Nov 2018) that were not figured into their climate models.Corporal punishment: Medical Xpress concludes from a study of pediatricians that spanking is never right. But did the secular eggheads at Tufts University ask Dr. James Dobson? Did they ask Solomon? Are today’s scientists the only ones who have learned how to raise successful children with appropriate discipline? Parents have been having children since Adam and Eve, and quite a few turned out OK that were spanked. Some spanking can be abusive, but not all of it, if done sparingly and in love, Christians believe. Should science decide questions of right and wrong?Abortion: This piece on Medical Xpress is fairly balanced, but you see the bias in the headline: “the right to abortion is on the line.”Political bias: Nature writes, “Beware the rise of the radical right.” Is there no radical left? Surely there is, and it is dangerous. “Academic freedom is on the hit list when radical politicians gain office — as they have done in Europe,” the Editors say. Oh, my goodness. What we could say about academic freedom in the Soviet Union, North Korea, and Cuba. Nature is blind to that, although they do qualify it somewhat, with no examples, “When parties of either the extreme right or extreme left take power, any one of democracy’s foundational pillars can be knocked away.” Their bogeymen are Brexits, patriots, and ones who don’t believe in man-caused global warming. Their utopia is “collective progressivism” (globalism).Advocacy: Nature advocates for advocacy: “Why graduate students should get involved in advocacy.” Advocacy for what, you ask? The usual leftist progressive stuff: diversity and inclusion, government funding, climate activism, etc. This helps grad students become “leaders.” Aren’t scientists supposed to be neutral, dispassionate, disinterested researchers about natural phenomena?Conclusion: Understanding “the myth of apolitical science” (Science). Are you surprised at learning about all this bias within academia? You shouldn’t be. In a book review of Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science by historian Audra J. Wolfe, reviewer Alex Wollerstein says that politics and science have a long history.“Science is apolitical” is a deeply political statement: One only feels the need to assert something like this in times when it is a hard case to make. That science exists within a political environment and participates in political activities should not be controversial. But it is, especially in the current moment, when it would be (politically) convenient to have something in our present world that felt devoid of politics.At times in the past, science leaned conservative. Now, it is overwhelmingly liberal. One reason for that is the extremely lopsided party affiliation in universities, especially in the sciences. Jerry Bergman shows how out of touch scientists are with the American public:In an examination of over 150 departments and upper-level administrations at 32 elite colleges, the Center for the Study of Popular Culture found that the ratio of registered Democrats to registered Republicans was more than 10 to 1 (1,397 Democrats compared to 134 Republicans). In the US, registered Democrats and Republicans are roughly equal in number, but not a single department at any of the 32 schools even remotely approaches parity between the two.The closest any school came was Northwestern University, where 80 percent of faculty were registered Democrats and 20 percent registered Republicans. At Brown University the ratio was 30 to 1. The researchers could not identify a single Republican on the faculty at Williams, Oberlin, MIT, or Haverford Colleges. The ratio of liberal to conservative professors has profoundly changed from 4 to 1 a few years ago to 17 to 1 today. A Center of Media and Public Affairs Study found that “American academia is overwhelmingly dominated by liberal secularists,” a fact that proves bias against conservatives and religious persons in hiring and promotion of faculty. According to Gallop Polls of the last 50 years, about 70 percent of Americans believe in some form of creationism in contrast to about 3 percent of leading science academics. Depending on how questions are asked, around 10 percent of American are atheists compared to 95 percent of leading science academics.With such a total imbalance in party affiliation and religious belief, we cannot expect their scientific research to be immune from political views. Perhaps the only quick solution would be a program of affirmative action for conservatives, with funding tied to the degree of parity on faculty.Not all these articles are 100% biased. Some say good things. Some report facts apparently with neutrality. Pervading them, though, you hear a leftist-progressive undertone, sometimes loud, sometimes soft. It’s everywhere, like a background buzz. You almost never hear a conservative refrain in the din. Why do you never hear reports like “Blacks make up 13.4% of the population, but 36% of abortions” except on conservative sites like CNS News? Why do only conservative news sites like Breitbart News talk about the human rights abuses in North Korea that have gotten worse since Kim Jong-un took power?Science doesn’t have to be that way. There is absolutely no reason for a leftist slant in science. Many of the founders of science were highly religious or conservative politically, and did great work. Those who are conservative today often have to keep quiet, lest the PC police end their careers.Note, please, that this commentary is not overturning the tables. It’s about balance. The situation would be just as bad if conservatives controlled Big Science and Big Media and persecuted its dissenters. Scientists should be free to vote Democrat if they want to, and believe in liberal views unrelated to their scientific work. But in the same way, conservatives should be allowed to work as scientists in a university or lab without fear of being shunned or dismissed, and reporters should be allowed to write about research that supports traditional values. Debate is essential for good science. The news is distorted without a conservative voice.The bias in science and media is a great evil that must be rectified. Most academics, studies have shown are Democrats who voted for Clinton and despise Trump. Some departments at universities are 100% Democrat, or even radical socialist. You know this is going to infect their research. The same bias pervades media, and it odorizes their reporting.The solution is balance. So let’s use a progressive tactic against the leftists: advocate for affirmative action for conservative scientists and reporters, until 50/50 parity is reached. Who would complain about that, except a totalitarian?
Young girls smile, enjoying last year’s successful Reach for dream Slipper Day. (Image: Reach for a Dream)For one day people can swap stilettos, brogues or sneakers for cosy slippers in the name of helping a gravely ill child.Reach for a Dream Foundation’s Slipper Day calls on ordinary citizens to make a difference by just donating R10 for a sticker to allow people to go to work on 5 August 2016 wearing slippers.This nationwide campaign has grown quickly since its inception in 2011. At first it was a provincial campaign when it amassed R175 000 in KwaZulu-Natal. In 2012 it went national and managed to raise R1.3-million. In 2015 it collected a staggering R3.5-million.According to Reach for a Dream’s website Slipper Day is a “fun initiative that creates awareness for the foundation, whilst raising funds to make more dreams a reality for children fighting life-threatening illnesses”.Bronwyn Feldwick-Davis, the foundation’s marketing manager said Slipper Day is successful because it gets all South Africans involved for as little as R10.“The thought of a child battling for their life when they should be enjoying the most magical time of their lives, their childhood, is something that most citizens feel compassion and empathy towards.”Julia Sotirianakos, CEO at the foundation said Slipper Day provides people an easy way to do something good and support children fighting life-threatening illnesses.“Even during tough economic times you can make a difference with just R10 and doing something fun with your feet,” she said.“By wearing your slippers on Slipper Day, you can help to bring dreams to life and if we can make dreams come true, we can instil hope in a child which will help them to continue fighting.”This year the foundation hopes to sell 650 000 stickers, which will almost double its fundraising total from 2015.Stickers can be bought at Reach for a Dream branches, as well as in Wimpy or Pick ‘n Pay stores nationwide.Reach for a Dream has been helping children and teens battling life-threatening illnesses since 1988. Whether it’s a surprise birthday party, a laptop, shopping sprees or meeting their favourite personality, the foundation has been making dreams come true.
How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … When I was first designing TheBeautyBean.com, I chose to save money by working with a less expensive developer/designer. Big mistake! I ended up having to walk away from that deal and start all over again. Sure, saving money and finding cost-effective solutions is important in a startup, but make sure you’re not pinching pennies now in a way that will ultimately cost you more later. —Alexis Wolfer, The Beauty Bean7. Hiring Based on Previous Experience This is a fairly common mistake. I would be hard-pressed to find an entrepreneur who has never hired the wrong person.After I had established my personal brand and was beginning to see steady income from my efforts, I decided it might be time to bring in someone else to manage the day to day of things. Despite what I thought was excellent training, the individual simply did not have close to the passion I had for my platform and subsequently soured multiple relationships with organizations because of poor communication and a non-professional approach.In hindsight, I should have positioned more scenarios to potential hires during the interview process and tested their responses out to determine if they would have the handled situations in the way I wanted. —Michael Costigan, Youth Leadership Specialist6. Choosing Cheap In the early stages, I tried to get my CFOs to take an active business development role. I was looking to expand my business development capabilities and thought that having a team of professionals assisting in this effort would be helpful.It wasn’t. My CFOs are fantastically knowledgeable financial professionals; they are not salespeople. From this mistake, I realized that you can’t expect your team to take on roles and responsibilities that they are not well-suited for. Instead, I’ve had to take a fresh approach to business development. —David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services3. Pigeonholing My Demographic The single worst mistake I made with my startup was not knowing my market properly. While we had one demographic in one location, it changed in a new location. I didn’t adjust anything when moving; I just re-setup the same inventory and expected the same sales and profits. The same products that would sell well in the older location sat stagnant.Once I understood the reason behind the drop in sales, I had to mark the products down and clearance them, sometimes selling at a loss. It was costly learning the new market and providing customers with goods that they actually wanted and not what I thought they wanted. It was the single best lesson learned and stemmed from my worst business mistake: always know your market. —Jay Wu, Best Drug Rehabilitation4. Overvaluing Experience, Undervaluing Personality In the early days, I trusted an industry veteran’s advice to change our hiring profile from personality- and capability-based hiring to skill-based hiring. This led to a significant waste in resources and a negative change in culture, which slowed company growth.Once we recognized the issues with our hiring methods, we combined both strategies to better inform our hiring decisions going forward. —John Berkowitz, Yodle5. Hiring the Wrong Person scott gerber AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them How to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… Tags:#startups I hired a top-shelf COO who took a company from 10 people to more than 600 in the course of eight years. I learned that pasts do not equal futures, and it’s much better to hire someone at a much lower salary who has most of the qualifications for the job and is eager to prove himself. If you nurture someone and help him grow in your organization, he will typically be loyal and dependable. —Ziver Birg, ZIVELO8. Picking the Wrong Partners Related Posts When you’re starting up, it’s only natural to seek out people who can join you along the journey. Ultimately, I found that I was better off on my own, though I’ve been lucky enough to find a few good people along the way. In other cases, I let people into the business a little too easily, making for a headache later when it didn’t work out.I implore entrepreneurs to first asses the value of any potential partner, ensure there are very clear expectations for what each partner is to deliver and to have an out if worse comes to worst. The business needs to always come first. If someone is not positively impacting the business, that needs to change or the person needs to go. —Andy Karuza, brandbuddeeLead image via Flickr user doobybrain, CC 2.0 Failure can be devastating, but business owners who dust themselves off after a decision gone awry are often better for it. Learning the hard way can lead to better processes, stronger hires and improved customer retention, to name a few upsides.We asked several successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to share which decision of late had truly terrible consequences—and what they learned from it.1. Assuming I Knew What My Customers Wanted I made the mistake of putting time into a new feature that none of my customers liked. The new feature provided our customers with an RSS feed to read instead of delivering email alerts.I quickly realized that none of my customers used RSS readers, which was a surprise to me. Plus, the new feature we added crowded our user interface.We decided to hide the new feature, but it’s still available to anyone who requests it. Now we never spend time developing a new feature unless some of our customers find it valuable. —Lee McNiel, ReviewPush2. Miscalculating My Team’s Capabilities How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…